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FREETake Me Home VOL. 13, NO. 9 MARCH 7, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersFort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival Is This Weekend The Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival is going on this Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Lynn Hall Park on Fort Myers Beach. The Shrimp Festival parade begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The two-mile parade runs down Estero Boulevard from Fort Myers Beach School to the festival grounds at Lynn Hall Park. Matanzas Pass Bridge will close at 9 a.m. that morning. The crowning of the 56th annual Shrimp Festival Queen will take place in the pavilion on Saturday at 1 p.m. Scholarships and trophies will be awarded. There will be over 90 arts and crafts vendors and 18 food booths at the Lions Shrimp Festival Expo. Artists will feature hand-crafted jewelry and accessories, blown glass and wooden sculptures, childrens games and books, lawn ornaments and furniture. Many of the vendors will be making their items while the festival is in progress, allowing for customizing. Food items will range from funnel cakes and other desserts to shrimp, gyros, shish kabobs, fish, chicken and pizza. Commemorative T-shirts, tank tops, caps an other items will be on sale. The Fort Myers Beach Lions will be boiling and serving local gulf shrimp on Saturday and Sunday, just as they have for over 50 years. The secrets of perfectly continued on page 5 Award Finalists To Perform At Fort Myers Art Walk On Friday, March 7, the Young Artists Awards will provide a preview of the talented finalists performing at the upcoming gala during Fort Myers Art Walk at the Reverie and Rock Art Gallery in downtown Fort Myers. Three vocalists selected to perform at the Young Artists Awards 11th annual gala to be held on Monday, March 10 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre will perform from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. during Art Walk in front of the gallery, located at 1528 Jackson Street in Fort Myers. Martina Long, 18, is a senior at Cypress Lake High School and is a 2014 finalist in both drama and contemporary voice/musical theater. Sarah Daigle, 18, is a recent graduate of North Fort Myers High School who will be attending the New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts in the fall, was named a finalist in the classical voice category. Bryanna Walker, 16, attends Fort Myers High School and is continued on page 6 From left, Martina Long, Sarah Daigle and Bryanna Walker Caroline Brooks, 2013 queen, left, with 2014 princesses photos courtesy of Fort Myers Beach Lions ClubWalk In The Grass: An Afternoon Of Bluegrass MusicAn afternoon of bluegrass and American acoustic music is in store for the residents of Southwest Florida on Saturday, March 8, featuring three areafamous bands and the awardwinning Snyder Family Band from Lexington, North Carolina. This is Robb & Stuckys inaugural fundraiser, called Walk In The Grass, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. The concert tales place at the Alliance for the Arts amphitheater at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers, just south of the intersection of McGregor and Colonial. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students and to encourage families, childlren six and under are admitted free. Concert-goers are encouraged to get tickets early, and continued on page 21 Davina & The Vagabonds Blues Band Is In TownThe Alliance for the Arts field will turn into a giant picnic party on Sunday, March 9 when the Minnesota-based blues band Davina & the Vagabonds returns to the outdoor amphitheater stage. Back by popular demand, this high energy act is playing for the third time in the Alliances Bruce T. Gora Sunset Concert Series. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own coolers, lawn chairs and blankets. General admission tickets are $20 and pre-sale tickets are $15 for Alliance members. Tickets are available online or at the Alliance. Davina Sowers and the Vagabonds have made a name for themselves on the national blues scene with their live shows, sharp-dressed professionalism and Sowers commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time, from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe. The bands latest recording, 2011s Black Cloud, was named one of the 10 best releases of the year by the Minneapolis Star & Tribune. In 2012 the band performed in 21 states and six countries in Europe. Sowers has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, but is considered a true original. Gates open at 4 p.m., the concert begins at 5 p.m. The Alliance is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Davina The Snyder Family Band Daylight Savings Time Begins Sunday, Spring Ahead One Hour


THE RIVER MARCH 7, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now:Former Post Office Now Arts Centerby Gerri Reaves, PhDThe U.S. Post Office that opened in 1933 has architectural features that still make it arguably the most beautiful building in historic downtown. Ionic columns front the Neoclassic Revivalist-style structure built at a cost of $200,000. Visible in the coquina rock quarried in the Florida Keys are the impressions of sea shells and coral. Shown in the 1948 photo is the open air loggia with the entrance to the west lobby in the distance. To the right are the post office boxes from which people could retrieve mail 24 hours a day. Were you to enter the lobby (or its counterpart east lobby) in 1948, you would see a beamed ceiling with recessed panels ornamented with plaster figures of local flora and fauna, such as palm trees, porpoises, sandhill cranes, and fish.continued on page 6 The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2014 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi George Beleslin Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kristy See Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Justen Dobbs Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Tom Hall Dr. Dave Hepburn Audrey Krienen Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Di Saggau When this February 1948 view toward the west loggia was taken, the post office has been open for about 15 yearscourtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society (Sara Nell Hendry Gran Collection)The doors now open into the Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center photo by Gerri Reaves The engravings on the original post boxes recognize or memorialize people, organizations, and companies photo by Gerri Reaves The largely restored west lobby bears a new 1name photo by Gerri Reaves


3 THE RIVER MARCH 7, 2014 Fort Myers Public Art: ArtPoems Coming To Davis Art Centerby Tom HallArtPoems, the collaborative trans-media poet and artist project of Southwest Florida, will celebrate its eighth year at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers on Friday, April 11. ArtPoems is a group of 12 artists and 12 poets who collaborate to produce poems inspired by artworks and artworks inspired by poems. Members hail from all parts of Southwest Florida, ranging from the Peace River to Sanibel, and from Cape Coral to Fort Myers and Naples. The poets perform their poems, sonnets, ballads, villanelle and free verse while the paired paintings, sculptures, photography and mixed media artwork are exhibited on stage and on the screen. Award-winning artists Myra Roberts, David Acevedo, Andrew Corke and Jonas Stirner will join last years collaborating artists Peg Cullen, Mary Ann Devos, Cheryl Fausel, Sheila Hoen, David King, Andi McCarter, Jan Palmer and J.R. Roberts. Local musicians and Dance Alliance of Fort Myers will accompany several of the ArtPoems presentations. The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street, in the heart of the downtown Fort Myers River District. Tickets are $10 each. Call 3950900 for reservations or contact Lorraine Walker Williams at 3953479, email LorraineWW657@ gmail.com or visit www.artpoems. org for more information. 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. Malala by Myra Roberts Read us online at IslandSunNews.com 33 Patio DeLeon, Downtown Fort Myers (239) 337-3377OPEN Mon-ur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sun Closed with Kim Weitkamp, Master Storyteller You will learn how to: $15 C (includes refreshments) Covenant Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall 2439 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33901 To Register: 239-267-6480 or mwfortMyers@aol.com This great trip is coming up quickly! If you are interested please contactDAVE REIGLE AT (239) 693-0818 The Netherlands, Belgium, France & LondonST VINCENT DE PAUL TRAVEL CLUBNAWAS International Travel12 Days: October 6-17Visiting the following cities:Amsterdam Bruges Brussels Caen Normandy Chartres Paris LondonHosted by St Vincent De Paul Travel ClubAir/Land tour price from Fort Myers is $3,819 plus$680 government taxes/airline fuel surcharges


THE RIVER MARCH 7, 20144 Youngster Gives Birthday Presents To PACE GirlsGrace, a Fort Myers eight-year-old, decided that this year, she did not need any birthday presents for herself. One week before Grace would celebrate her birthday at a local gymnasium, she and her mom called all 12 of her invited friends to ask them to bring gifts for girls in need at the PACE Center rather than for Grace herself. Grace understood the needs and challenges that girls enrolled in PACE face every day because of the stories she heard from her grandmother, Meg M. Geltner, executive director of the PACE Center for Girls in Lee County. I dont need any more presents for me. So the PACE girls can have them now since they really need them, said Grace, as she presented wrapped gifts to the PACE girls during lunch hour. Some PACE girls began to cry, some ran up to give Grace hugs and tell her how special she was. But the most proud person in the room was Geltner. She said, I had no idea this was happening, Grace did this all on her own. She has the biggest heart and it is an inspiration to us all that anyone, big or small, can give back.The gifts donated to the PACE girls will be used in the Point Store. Girls are awarded points each day for keeping the PACE promise and exceeding expectations. Each month, the girls get to shop in the Point Store using their accumulated points. This is an incentive for the girls to continue bettering themselves. For a full wish list of items needed for the Point Store, visit www.pacecenter.org/lee and click on the Wish List tab. Meg M. Geltner, grandmother of Grace, and ED of PACE Center for Girls, Lee; Tricia Coggins, mother of Grace; and Grace, the birthday girl C D with this ad 10 % OFF ENTIRE PURCHASE 239.437.4555 On your way to Costco, stop by and visit us next to Jasons Deli On your way to Costco, stop by and visit us next to Jasons Deli Resort wear | Cruise wear | Elegant casual Florida wear Resort wear | Cruise wear | Elegant casual Florida wear Escapada, Match Point, Before and again, Zen Knits, Barbara Gerwitz, Donna Morgan Escapada, Match Point, Before and again, Zen Knits, Barbara Gerwitz, Donna Morgan Thyme body and lotions Thyme body and lotions 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 SANIBEL MEMORIESThe Photographs of Charles McCullough Grace and PACE girls


5 THE RIVER MARCH 7, 2014 FREE MARINA DOCKAGE with Dock Attendants AssistanceLunch Dinner Snacks in Between Where its Happy Hour all the time!!!Make sure you pick up a Nellies discount card come in six times and get a FREE mealAward-Winning Restaurant: Best Lunch Best Casual Dining Best Waterfront Dining Best Place for Live MusicPre-BashBenetting Lynx foundation March 16th Mike Glean 1-3 the Dweebs 4-7 High Tide 7-1 0ST PATTYS DAY SUPER BASHBenetting CERT team March 17th Dave Collaton 1-3 the Dweebs 4-7 L eft of Center 7-10 From page 1Shrimp Festivalcooked peel and eat shrimp have been passed on from boil master to boil master through the years, as well as the recipe for the signature cocktail sauce. One half pound of shrimp is served on every plate, accompanied by cocktail sauce and coleslaw. The shrimp is delivered straight from the Fort Myers Beach shrimp boat fleet. The Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival raises tens of thousands of dollars for charities like the Florida Lions Eye Bank, Baskin Palmer Eye Institute and Southeast Guide Dogs. Funds also go to provide large print books for the local library and to help with the needs of local kids, including scholarships, sports programs and eye glass exams. For more information, visit www. beachshrimpfestival.com. Future princess Contest chair Tracey Gore, center, with a few princesses Local royalty A judging interview


THE RIVER MARCH 7, 20146 Pancake Breakfast March 9On Sunday, March 9, the Bayside Mens Club hosts its final pancake breakfast of the season from 8 to 11 a.m. in the Bayside Recreation Hall. Attendees can enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages, coffee and orange juice for just $5. Bayside Estates is located off San Carlos Boulevard, just south of Pine Ridge Road (signs are at both entrances). For more information, call Ken Wescoat at 609-2269955. MOAA MeetingThe next meeting of the Lee Coast Chapter of MOAA (Military Officers Association of America) will be held at Crown Colony Golf and Country Club at 6 p.m., Monday March 10. The speaker will be Peter Dys, president of Shell Point Village. Former, retired or active duty uniformed officers who are interested in joining MOAA may contact Steve Epkins at 810-0488 for membership information. From page 2Post Office The former post office occupies what could be called downtowns most historic ground, the block between Jackson and Lee on the south side of First Street. Long before Fort Myers existed, the site was a Calusa Indian settlement. In 1841, it became part of Fort Harvie, the predecessor to U.S. Army Fort Myers. The officers quarters built there circa 1850 were in use during the Second Seminole War and later during the Civil War. Starting in 1866, the headquarters subsequently became home to a string of settlers who helped found the Fort Myers we know today. Later serving as the home of Harvie E. Heitman, it was eventually moved back to Bay Street to be the Fort Myers Public Librarys first permanent building. Thus, the location was cleared for a post office, which operated until 1964, when a new post office opened on Monroe Street. The coquina-rock building was remodeled (to the detriment of the structure) and used as the Federal Building for several decades. Suspended ceilings were installed and damage to the decorative ceiling work resulted. After the new Federal Courthouse was built at Monroe and First in the late 1990s, the former post office remained vacant for several years. In 2003, Executive Director Jim Griffith and Florida Arts, Inc., the operator of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, acquired a 99-year lease from the City of Fort Myers on the building and, with the assistance of grants and donations, began transforming it into an arts center. It was christened the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in 2006 after Berne Davis donated $1 million for the naming rights. Restoration continues, even as daily events take place there. The loggia looks much as it did in 1948. The faade of one panel of post boxes now serves a commemorative purpose. Inscribed with names for a donation to loggia restoration, the historic boxes honor people and businesses that love Fort Myers and its history. When you enter the west lobby today, you walk under the names Sheppard & Woolslair Lobby, signifying the importance of the buildings past, present, and future to generations of Fort Myers citizens. Learn more about the architectural treasure that is now an arts center by visiting the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street. For information, call 321-7430 or go to museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Then visit the Southwest Florida Historical Societys research center at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts, where you can peruse historic photos and explore the archives. Visit the all-volunteer non-profit organization on Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon, or call the society at 939-4044. Sources: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society, The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer, and sbdac.com. Republican Womens Club The Lee County Republican Womens Club (chartered) will hold its monthly dinner meeting at the Crowne Plaza, located at 1305 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers, on Tuesday, March 11. Social hour and registration will begin at 6 p.m., with the dinner/ program to follow at 6:30 p.m. The featured speaker at the meeting will be Ismael Hernandez, founder of The Freedom and Virtue Institute. For more information and to make reservations, call 574-2571. From page 1Award Finalists Performancesa finalist in classical voice and contemporary voice/musical theatre. The Young Artists Awards, in its 11th year of programming, is a not-for-profit education, performance, audition and scholarship program for students from throughout Southwest Florida. The organization is also a monthly partner with Art Walk. The performance is free and open to the public. Details about tickets to the event on Monday, March 10 will also be available. For more information on the Young Artists Awards, visit www. youngartistsawards.org or Young Artists Awards on Facebook. Hortoons


7 THE RIVER MARCH 7, 2014 Registration Is Open For Summer Arts Camp For Pre-SchoolersThe Alliance for the Arts is offering its Mini Michelangelos Summer Arts Camp again this year. This is the fourth year the Alliance has offered camp options for fourand five-year-olds. Camp is limited to 18 youth per week. Early childhood educator and artist Sue Hansen will lead campers through a variety of activities that exposes them to a spectrum of the arts, including music, and visual and performing arts. There are nine themed weeks to choose from, including Magical Kingdoms & Creatures, Rumpus with the Wild Things, and Superheroes. Campers must turn five by September 1 in order to be eligible for the camp. The cost is $160 per week for Alliance members or $200 per week for non-members. Members can sign up for four or more weeks for $145 per week. Early drop off and late pick up are available for a fee. Online registration is now open. For more information, visit www.ArtInLee.org, call 939-2787 or contact Brandi Couse at education@ artinlee.org. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. A happy group of campers with their instructors A young artist at work 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com 3957 P P h h: 2 2 3 39 4720606wwwSanibelIslandCowcom Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! s s Always Fresh ...Always! LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC w w Always w ay ay s! Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials We Proudly BrewSanibels Most Award Winning Restaurant


THE RIVER MARCH 7, 20148 Along The RiverOn Friday, March 8 at 11 a.m. and again at 2 p.m., meet animal ambassador Trouper Lee at CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife). Trouper is a blind raccoon and will be there with his caretaker Dot Lee and author friend Kyle Miller. The special event is part of the clinics Wonders Of Wildlife (WOW) program. With a photographic PowerPoint presentation, Miller and Lee will tell Troupers amazing story from his life-threatening head injury at eight weeks of age to becoming a certified animal ambassador for educational purposes. CROWs Visitor Education Center is located at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel Island. For more information, call 472-3644 ext. 228 or go to www. crowclinic.org. If you are a music lover, grab a chair or blanket and head to the sprawling lawn at Lee County Alliance for the Arts for two amazing outdoor concerts. On Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m., enjoy a fabulous afternoon of bluegrass music and family fun at the Walk In The Grass Fundraiser Concert. The Snyder Family Band from Lexington, North Carolina will perform on the open stage along with three Southwest Florida bluegrass bands. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit the American Cancer Societys Relay For Life. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for students. There is no charge for kids six and under. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets. On Sunday, the Alliances campus will turn into a giant picnic party when the Minnesota-based blues band Davina & The Vagabonds returns to the outdoor amphitheater stage. Back by popular demand, this is the third time the act has played the Alliances Bruce T. Gora Sunset Concert Series. Davina Sowers and The Vagabonds have made a name for themselves on the national blues scene with their highenergy live shows, sharp-dressed professionalism and Sowers commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time, from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe. Sowers has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, but comparisons dont suffice: she is a true original. The gates open at 4 p.m. and the concert begins at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the gate and pre-sale tickets are $15 for Alliance members. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring their own coolers, lawn chairs and blankets. The Lee County Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers, near Colonial Boulevard. Call 939-2787 or go to www.artinlee.org. On Saturdays during winter season, guided nature walks in North Fort Myers are provided by Conservation 20/20 volunteers and IFAS Master Gardeners. Parking is free and no fee or registration is required. Participants are encouraged to bring items such as water, hat, sunscreen, binoculars, camera and closed-toed shoes or boots. All walks meet in the parking lots and are scheduled from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Restroom facility are on-site. On March 8, the guided tour is of Caloosahatchee Creeks. Traverse wetland, oak hammock and pine flatwoods on an ADA-compliant boardwalk and trail while learning more about the birds, butterflies and plants that call this home. Visit one small section of a 1,290-acre wilderness oasis that includes nature trails, scenic observation areas and picnic pavilions. The trail length is 0.5 mile and the degree of difficulty is easy. Conservation 20/20 is part of Lee County Parks & Recreation. It is located at 10130 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers. For more information, call 7070862 or go to www.conservation2020. org. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Susan Barnes Personal Lines 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. Trish Barbone Agent Mark OBrien Owner/Agent We are HERE for all your insurance needs Call our office today for a new Auto quote. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP Located across the street from Gulf Harbour 15065 McGregor Blvd, Ste 104, Fort Myers Online: www.NaumannLawPA.com www.RealtyClosings.com Back by popular demand, Minnesota-based blues band Davina & The Vagabonds return to the Alliance on Sunday. The Fort Myers art center is host to two outdoor concerts this weekend. Meet Trouper, the blind raccoon, on Friday at CROW on Sanibel. Trouper is pictured here with caretaker Dot Lee, a certified wildlife rehabilitator. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


9 THE RIVER MARCH 7, 2014 Brattas serves fresh made-to-order food in an inviting atmosphere featuring live music nightly. The two for $20 menu is served all day, Sunday to Thursday. Happy Hour is daily from 4 to 6:30 p.m. with drink and appetizer specials. Filet Napoleon, Taylor Street baked ziti and fresh bruschetta are a few favorites on the restaurants daily menu. Lobster tail and Chilean sea bass is served on the weekends. 12984 S. Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers. Call 433-4449. Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille is named for the Doc Ford character in local author Randy Wayne Whites bestselling mystery novels. Its a well known gathering place and tropical theme sports bar with indoor and outdoor patio seating. The combined menu offers all the lunch and dinner items from 11 a.m. until closing. It includes cedar plank salmon topped with a mango chipotle glaze or a marinated grilled chicken sandwich. The fish tacos are a local favorite and theres a well provisioned raw bar. Tropical drinks are a specialty, notably the signature rum drink, Island Mojito. 708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-9660. Ichiban is a downtown 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 10 years and its enduring popularity is a testament to its exceptional, friendly service. 1520 Broadway #106, Fort Myers. Call 334-6991. Where can you go when youre in the moooood for some great cookin, local fun and prices that wont make you lose the farm? Try Island Cow on Sanibel. Island Cow is an airy bistro with french doors leading out to the front and back patios. It is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dine under the stars while you listen to live music on one of Sanibels only al fresco eating porches. 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call 472-0606. With casual dining and live music in a charming atmosphere, The Morgan House has been a Fort Myers institution since 1923. Nightly Specials: Monday, $20 prime rib and half-price select bottles of wine; Tuesday, $6 Morgan House burger and half-off craft beer; Wednesday, half off appetizers and house wine; Thursday, $4 martinis and half-off select shots; Friday, complimentary buffet upstairs with two drink minimum and half-off house wine and select domestic drafts; and Saturday, half-off select margaritas and tequila shots. 33 Patio De Leon, Fort Myers. Call 337-3377.continued on page 26 FORT MYERS FAREDining From Downtowns Historic River District To The Beaches For more information, check out our advertisers in this weeks River Weekly DOC FORDS RUM BAR & GRILLE ICHIBAN MORGAN HOUSE BRATTAS RISTORANTE Waterfront seating at Doc Fords on Fort Myers Beach ISLAND COW CAPTIVA CRUISES Introduces Two New Exciting Cruises Adventure Sailing Expedition A partnership between Captiva Cruises and the Bailey Mathews Shell Museum. Come aboard the Adventure, our 24-passenger sailing catamaran for an unforgettable island expedition. Passengers enjoy a Zodiac boat ride to the island, a naturalist guided shelling adventure, tropical islan d lunch and a fun sail back to Captiva. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Friday & Saturdays 10 AM 2 PM Adults $100 / Child $75 (Plus tax) Historic Cruise to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates Come aboard the Santiva, our 49-passenger power catamaran. Cruise the Captiva & Sanibel coastline and learn about the conservation he ritage of these unique barrier islands. Enjoy dolphin and wildlife sightings. Continue down the Caloosahatchee and learn the early history of Fort Myers. Passengers can enjoy lunch at the new and exciting Pinchers restaurant at the Marina at Edison Ford, followed by a private tour of the historic Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Wednesdays 10 AM 4 PM Adults $65 / Child $50 (Plus tax) For Reservations: 239-472-5300


Churches/TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION (UUA) Where diversity is treasured 2756 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers Sunday Services at 9 and 11 a.m. Adult Education Workshop at 10 a.m. The Reverend Margaret L. Beard, Minister 239-226-0900 www.allfaiths-uc.org ALL SAINTS BYZANTINE RITE CATHOLIC CHURCH 10291 Bayshore Rd., N. Fort Myers Divine Liturgy is on Sun. at 10:30 a.m.; Rosary begins at 10 a.m. Lenten services (Presancti ed Liturgy) will be on Wed. evenings at 6 p.m. starting on Feb. 22. Administrator is Very Rev. Peter Lickman, ph. 305-651-0991. We are a Church of the Eastern Catholic or Byzantine Rite, 1.5 mi. east of Int. 75. ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Reverend Fr. Dean Nastos, Proistamenos Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. www.annunciation.fl.goarch.org 239-481-2099 BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC SYNAGOGUE 15675 McGregor Boulevard, 437-3171 Rabbi: Judah Hungerman Friday Service, 8 p.m., Saturday Service, 11 a.m. Shabbat School Saturday Morning, Adult Hebrew Classes. Call for information on full program. BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES CHURCH OF GOD 16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166 Just past the Tanger Outlet Mall Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063 Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF SW FLORIDA ORTHODOX 5620 Winkler Road, Fort Myers Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz 433-7708, E-mail: rabbi@chabadswf.org Web site: www.chabadswf.org Services: Friday 6:30 p.m.; Saturday Kabbalah class 9 a.m.; Shacharit 10 a.m.; Kiddush at noon Minyan: Monday and Thursday 7 a.m. CHAPEL OF CYPRESS COVE 10200 Cypress Cove Circle Fort Myers 239-850-3943, Located at Cypress Cove Retirement Center on HealthPark Campus An ecumenical non-denominational community of believers. Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Reverendt Ted Althouse, Pastor revtedalthouse@aol.com CHURCH OF THE CROSS 13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188 Pastor: Bud Stephens; A nondemonimational church emphasizing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Sunday Service: 9:15 a.m. Traditional, 10:45 Contemporary. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers Just off McGregor across from the Edison/ Ford Winter Estates 334-4978 Pastor: Douglas Kelchner Worship times Sundays 9 and 10:30 a.m. Website: www.taecc.com COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937 Rev. Dr. Jeffrey DeYoe, Senior Pastor Reverend David Dietzel, Pastor Emeritus. Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m. Nursery available CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH 8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-5442 Randy A. Alston, Reverend. Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m., Evening Worship, 7 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 6:30 p.m. CYPRESS LAKE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-3233. 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. CYPRESS LAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 482-1250, 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday Traditional Service 9:30 a.m. Praise Service Sunday School all times FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD OUTREACH MINISTRIES 6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers, 278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Voice of Faith, WCRN 13.50 AM Radio, Sunday, 1:30 p.m.; Thursday Service, 7:30 p.m.; Friday Youth Service, 7:30 p.m. Nursery care for pre-school children and Childrens Church for ages 5-12 available at each service. FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 15690 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers, 482-2030 Pastor: David Stauffer. Traditional services 8:45 a.m.; Contemporary, 10:30 a.m. Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The church is mile past the intersection of Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on the way to Sanibel. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 2390 West First Street, next door to Edison Estates. Sunday Morning Service and Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting, 5:30 p.m. Child care provided at all services. Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at: 2281 First Street, River District. www.time4thinkers.com, www.christiansciencefortmyers.com, www.christianscience.com FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 13545 American Colony Boulevard off Daniels Parkway in the Colony, Fort Myers, 936-2511 Pastor: Reverend Joey Brummett Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in the Downtown Fort Myers River District 2466 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 239-332-1152, www.fumcftmyers.org Sunday: 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 5 p.m. Youth Program FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN MINISTRIES CONGREGATION 5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 437-4330 Reverend Mark Condrey, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Church School: 9:15 a.m. FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers, 482-3133. Philip White, pastor Morning Worship: 10 a.m. Church School: 10:15 a.m. Adult Forum: 11:30 a.m. IONA-HOPE EPISCOPAL CONGREGATION 9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers 4544778 The Reverend Dr. John S. Adler, pastor. Weekly services: Saturday 5 p.m., Eucharist with Healing Sunday 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite One; 9:30 a.m., Family Eucharist with Healing and Church School Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer (in Spanish); Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Eucharist with Healing. Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. services. JESUS THE WORKER CATHOLIC CHURCH: 881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143 Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. KINGDOM LIFE CHURCH 2154 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 218-8343 Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service All are welcome. LAMB OF GOD LUTHERAN/EPISCOPAL CHURCH Corner Cypress View Drive and Koreshan Boulevard, Three Oaks area, Fort Myers, 267-3525 Walter Fohs, pastor; Becky RobbinsPenniman, associate pastor Sunday worship services: 8 a.m. Early Grace Traditional 9 a.m. Awesome Grace Contemporary 10:30 a.m. Classic Grace Traditional 8:45 & 10 a.m. Sunday School Gods Group NEW BEGINNINGS CENTER New Home Church, 8505 Jenny Cae Lane, North Fort Myers, 239-656-0416 Weekly Friday Meeting Meet & Greet: 6:30 p.m. Kingdom Teaching: 7 p.m. Fellowship and refreshments after service. nbcministry@embarqmail.com, www.facebook. com/nbcministry. Alex & Patricia Wiggins, Ministers NEW COVENANT EYES CHURCH See Clearly. Meeting monthly at 9 a.m. at the Elks Lodge. 1900 Park Meadows Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33907. 239-220-8519 Pastor Alan Bondar www.newcovenanteyes.com Wear what you want, rockin music, relevant teaching, LIFT Kidz program, free coffee & donuts, people who are real, church thats actually fun. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH OF FORT MYERS 16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10 239-985-8503 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m Sunday Morning Worship. 7 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 3825 McGregor Boulevard. Fort Myers Pastor Eddie Spencer 8 & 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11 a.m. Contemporary Worship 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday School Youth and Childrens programming runs concurrent to Sunday services. Nursery care provided at all services 274-1230. For more information visit: www.newhopefortmyers.org PEACE COMMUNITY CHURCH Meets at Fort Myers Beach Masonic Lodge 17625 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers Beach 267-7400. Pastors Bruce Merton, Gail & RC Fleeman Adult Discussion Classes: 9-10 AM Countdown to Worship (praise music): 10:10 AM Amazing Grace Worship: 10:30 AM Phone 267-7400 Fax 267-7407 Web site: peacecommunitychurch.com e-mail: peace1265@aol.com PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH Sunday Worship at 9:30am. Peace is a member of the ELCA. We celebrate weekly communion with traditional liturgy, organ and choir. 15840 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers On the way to Sanibel. 239-437-2599, www.peaceftmyers.com, peace@peaceftmyers.com. REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3950 Winkler Ext., Fort Myers, 274-0143 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Sunday Services Daily early learning center/day care RIVER OF LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 21580 River Ranch Rd, Estero 239-495-0400, Senior Pastor: Todd Weston 8 and 9:45 a.m Services; 11:30 a.m. Legacy Service, multi-generational SAMUDRABADRA BUDDHIST CENTER Meditation classes. All are welcome. Guided meditations offering many methods for relaxing the body and focusing the mind on virtuous objects to bring increasing peace and happiness into daily activity. For information, class times and locations call 567-9739 or visit www. MeditationInFortMyers.org. SAINT COLUMBKILLE CATHOLIC CHURCH 12171 Iona Road, Fort Myers, off McGregor and north of Gladiolus. 489-3973 Father Joseph Clifford. Weekly masses: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. Weekend masses: Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.; Sunday: 7, 9,11, and 5:30 p.m. Reconciliation is available at the church on Saturdays at noon and by appointment SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH 3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 344-0012 Pastor Reverend Steve Filizzi An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation Sunday Services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mid-Week Service, Wednesday 6:30 p.m. SAINT MICHAEL LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL (LCMS) 3595 Broadway, Fort Myers, 239-939-1218, Worship: Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 & 10:45 a.m. Bible Study for adults and children Sunday at 9:15 a.m. Phone for other dates & times. Plus Marriage Enrichment, Divorcecare, Griefshare. SAINT PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3751 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, 239-463-4251, www.stpeterfmb.com. Sundays 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion celebrated in each service. Coffee fellowship between services. SAINT NICHOLAS MONASTERY Church and Bookstore:111 Evergreen Road (southwest corner of Evergreen Road and Gail Street.) Liturgical services conducted in English and Church Slavonic; following the Julian (Old) Calendar. Liturgical Services: Sundays and Holy Days: Hours at 9:30 a.m. Holy Liturgy at 10 a.m. Call to confirm service schedule: 239-997-2847; Bookstore: 239-691-1775 or visit www.saintnicholasmonastery.org. ST. VINCENT DE PAUL CATHOLIC COMMUNITY 13031 Palm Beach Blvd (3 miles east of I75) East Fort Myers (across from Ft Myers Shores) 239 693 0818 Weekday masses: 9 a.m. Tuesday-Friday Weekend masses: 4 p.m. Saturday Sunday 9 & 11 a.m. All Are Welcome! SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH 16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 454-3336 Robert G. Kasten, Pastor Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Nursery available 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages Junior Church grades one to five Wee Church Pre-K to K Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednsday Service 6 p.m. TEMPLE BETHEL SYNAGOGUE 16225 Winkler Rd. 433-0018. Rabbi Jeremy Barras E-mail: rabbi.barras@templebethel.com Cantorial soloist: Lawrence Dermer Temple educator: Dale Cohen, MaEd, RJE Shabbat Services, Friday, 6:15 p.m. Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m. Religious Education; Sunday School and Midweek classes, Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday Web site: www.continued on page 11THE RIVER MARCH 7, 201410


11 THE RIVER MARCH 7, 2014 From page 10Churches/Templestemplebethel.com Affiliated: Union for Reform Judaism TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE) 14486 A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers, 433-0201, Rabbi: Rabbi Marc Sack Minyan: Monday at 9 a.m. Religious Education: Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings Services: Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Web site: www.tjswfl.org THE NEW CHURCH The New Church of SWFL is located 10811 Sunset Plaza Circ. #401, behind Zoomers. Rev. Gabriella Cahaley officiates worship services on Sundays at 11 a.m. during the season. Other worship events are held on the beach in Fort Myers Beach. See our webpage http://www.newchurchflorida.com/ or call for more information 239-481-5535. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH FORT MYERS 13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one mile west of I-75). Minister: The Reverend Allison Farnum. Sunday services and religious education at 10:30 a.m. For information on all church events call 5612700 or visit www.uucfm.org. UNITY OF BONITA SPRINGS Family Service 10 to 11 a.m. Healing Circle 11 a.m. Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m. Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic music, meditation in a loving environment. Service held at 28285 Imperial Street, Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100. UNITY OF FORT MYERS 11120 Ranchette Rd, Fort Myers Sunday Services 9:15 and 11 a.m. Childrens Sunday School 11 a.m. Reverend Jim Rosemergy. Our God is Love, Our religion is Oneness, Our Race is Human. 239-278-1511, www.unityoffortmyers.org. WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125 Senior Pastor: Robert Brunson Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. 11 a.m. Blended Worship www.westminsterfortmyers.org WORD OF LIFE CHURCH 2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881; Services: Sunday 10 a.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 481-4040, Interim Pastor Jim Eggert Pastor Peter Weeks Sunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Traditional; 10 a.m. Blended Traditional and Contemporary; 11:30 a.m. Contemporary. Childrens Sunday School, Adult /Teen Bible Classes, 10 a.m. Jammies & Jeans At Temple JudeaOn Friday, March 14 at 5:30 p.m., Temple Judea hosts Jammies & Jeans, a Shabbat evening especially for young children and their families. Held on the second Friday of each month, it is open to the entire community. The Jammies & Jeans Shabbat service is in addition to the regular 6:15 p.m. Shabbat service. Throw on your jeans and get your kids in their jammies for a casual, warm and kid-friendly Shabbat service filled with singing, storytelling and lots of fun followed by dinner. The Shabbat service is held in the Synagogue, followed by dinner at 6 p.m. To make dinner reservations, send an email to jenmanekin@yahoo.com. Rabbi Sack will help you enjoy and celebrate the joy of Shabbat with stories, songs, dancing and more. Temple Judea is located at 14486 A & W Bulb Road in Fort Myers. For more information, call 433-0201. GLORIA JEAN OFLANNERY TUCKERGloria Jean OFlannery Tucker, after a long battle with cancer, died in her Fort Myers home on January 26, 2014. She worked as a broker associate with VIP Realty on Captiva Island. She is survived by her husband, C. Hyde Tucker of Sanibel, a brother, Charles Slechta of Grovetown Georgia, two sisters, Joyce Jensen of Ocean View, Delaware, and Linda Urban of Fort Myers. She was entombed in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland and will be greatly missed. A mass to celebrate her life will be held at Saint Columbkille Catholic Church, 12171 Iona Road in Fort Myers, on Tuesday, March 11 at 11 a.m. In honor of Glorias love for animals, donations may be made in her name to the Worcester County Humane Society, P.O. Box 48, Berlin, MD 21811. Say Not In Grief She Is No More But Live In Thankfulness That She Was (Hebrew Proverb) MEMORIAL SERVICE Next to Planet Fitness inMiners Plazaat the corner of McGregor Blvd. and GladiolusNowOpen Mondays!ClothingFurniture ArtworkCollectables ElectronicsMusic BooksHoliday ItemsLinensHome Dcor AppliancesKitchen Building Supplies Sporting Goods CommunityThrift Stor e CommunityThrift Stor e 225-652915501 Old McGregor Blvd., Suite 2, Fort Myers, FL 33908Now Open Monday Saturday from 9amto4pm JEAN M. POMBOJean M. Pombo of Cypress Cove in Fort Myers, died on January 30, 2014 at Hope Hospice surrounded by her loving daughters. She was born January 9, 1922 in Paterson, New Jersey, to James and Ruth Logan. Married in 1941, she and her now late husband August Charles Pombo owned and operated popular restaurants in Totowa and Greenwood Lake, New Jersey, for over 35 years. They relocated from Franklin Lakes, New Jersey to Southwest Florida in 1971, where Jean became a real estate broker in a partnership in Cape Coral and later with a Sanibel brokerage. She also taught real estate at Edison Community College. Over the years, she and Charlie lived first in Cape Coral then Sanibel and Fort Myers and built a home in Franklin, North Carolina, where she enjoyed living in the mountains, her preferred locale. They had three daughters who one by one followed them to Florida, and who were blessed with two loving parents. Jean was an independent thinker, a devoted and supportive wife and partner to her husband of 59 years, and a caring and selfless mother to her daughters. She was self-contained, an avid reader, a lifelong student of consciousness growth and a member of Astara and Center for Spiritual Awareness. She was predeceased by her husband Charles, her parents, brother Robert Logan and her sonin-law William E. Wilson. She is survived by daughters Roberta Logan Pombo of Fort Myers, Patricia Wilson and Charlene Black of Sanibel; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and three greatgreat-grandchildren. As a memorial, if desired, donations to a human rights or animal welfare organization of ones choice would reflect Jeans sentiments. OBITUARY Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER MARCH 7, 201412 Snook Season Open; Warm Water Is Keyby Capt. Matt MitchellMarch 1 began the two-month opening of snook season for our area. This short period to harvest a snook can go either way with the action being very dependent on water temperature. If conditions continue to warm, snook fishing can be excellent, but more cold fronts and low water temperatures can make this a tough time to catch a snook let alone a slot-sized fish. Constantly changing weather has made baitfish a little tough to locate but when you can locate shiners, snook are much more willing to eat. Another option to catch snook without using shiners is to work mangrove shorelines with soft plastic jigs and twitch baits. With higher afternoon tides, this week should have the perfect set-up to catch these snook as they lie out from the trees sunning themselves. Covering lots of mangrove shoreline on the trolling motor while pitching jigs is probably my favorite way to catch snook when the conditions are right. Target sunwarmed, wind-blown shorelines ranging in depth from two to four feet. Redfish action picked up some this week with more and more keepersized fish starting to feed. Soaking cut baits around the edges and drop offs of exposed bars and flats during the morning low tides was the most effective method. At times during calm water periods you could see pods of reds pushing around on the edges of these bars. Most are in the middle slot but dont be surprised to catch a 30-incher as there are some real bruisers in the mix. Mangrove and oyster bar high water redfish action should really pick up this week too as we finally have some decent tides over two feet coming up. After months of low water, tides are starting to get better and better as spring approaches. Chunk bait is hard to beat for this as the many bait-stealing mangrove snapper around the trees have made shrimp fishing for redfish just about impossible. Trout action continues to be non-stop. There are still lots of shortsized trout out there but the ratio of keeper sized fish to short fish just keeps getting better and better. Live shrimp under a popping cork will get bitten just about every cast once you locate these fish. I have been switching it up and throwing a big freelined threadfin to these same areas trying to search out those much larger trout. You wont get one every time like this but when you do its usually over 20 inches. Look for flats with clean water and good tide movement then fish in the sandy pot holes around depth changes and drop offs. The clearer the water the easier it is to find the sand holes where the trout stack up. While moving around on the flats keep your eyes peeled for skipping pompano. When these fish get spooked by the running boat you will often see them skip in the wake. Most flats this week produced a pompano here and there. Spanish mackerel continue to be more numerous too out on the flats as our water temperature warms. Even while fishing deep creeks in the Ding Darling Refuge this week we caught mackerel along with a great mix of other species. Black drum were the real bonus species caught in the refuge this week. These fish went anywhere from three pounds up to right around 10 pounds. They were all caught while targeting sheepshead and redfish. Black drum really prefer a small bait, a oz jig head sweetened with a chunk of fresh shrimp caught them in just about every deep, shell-bottomed creek with fast tide movement. The deeper bends in these creeks seemed to be where the drum liked to be. Although it was not one after another they made for a good fight when you were expecting to catch a sheepshead. With warming water temperatures, the variety of species and amount of quality fish in the sound is getting better by the day. Even if we get a more few more little cold fronts, the worst of winter should be well behind us.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. ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. Spencer from Chicago with one of two black drum caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week Introduction To Using GPS Class submitted by Cdr. Ron TerciakThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering a class in basic GPS operation on Saturday, March 15 from 1:15 to 4:30 p.m. This class will be offered again in April. The class is designed to introduce new users to GPS. The class will include discussions of marine navigation, how a GPS works and GPS limitations. There will be an extensive presentation on what a GPS can do and what a boater can do with GPS. For those interested in purchasing a GPS, you will understand what a GPS can do and some of the key features to look for as you shop for one. The cost of the class is $30 per person. The class is being held at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron Classroom, located at 16048 San Carlos Blvd. (at the corner of Kelly Road, across from ACE Hardware) in Fort Myers. Students can register online at www. scbps.com or call 466-4040. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


13 THE RIVER MARCH 7, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Brown Pelicanby Patricia MolloySouthwest Florida boasts a wide variety of spectacular seabirds. Of these, perhaps the most fascinating is the brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis). To watch these graceful flyers skim across the surface of the ocean and deftly dive into the waters for food is awe-inspiring. While rather clumsy on land, the brown pelican is an expert plunge diver thanks to superior eyesight; it can spot fish in the water from heights of 50 to 60 feet. The large pouch of skin suspended from its long gray bill can hold up to three times more than its stomach nearly three gallons of fish and water.Brown pelicans are one of the largest seabirds in the U.S. However, they are the smallest members of the seven pelican species worldwide. Adult males and females are similar in appearance and size, weighing approximately eight pounds (3.6 kg) with a four-foot long body and a wingspan of seven feet (2.1 m). They are also long-lived birds. According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, one pelican captured in Florida had been banded 31 years earlier! At any given time, CROW is likely to have more than one pelican in its care; their curious nature and habit of staying in close proximity to fishermen in search of a handout, often puts them in harms way. Take for example the case of patient #0019, which had inadvertently swallowed a fishing hook and sinker. He came in with a hook in his GI (gastrointestinal) tract), explained Dr. Kristin Dub. Specifically, the metal objects were located in the ventriculus, more commonly known as the gizzard. According to Dr. Heather Barron, the likelihood that the pelican will simply pass them on its own is very slim. It happens rarely; Id say in less than 10 percent of these cases. While the plan all along has been to remove the objects surgically, inflammation and infection had to be addressed first. For at least 10 days, the pelican will require supportive care: antibiotics, pain medication, a lot of fatty fish to eat, and light exercise in the form of daily tub time. Once Dr. Heather is confident that the pelican is strong enough to survive general anesthesia, the hook and sinker will be removed.With continued medical care and patience, the pelican will make a full recovery and be returned to its home on Sanibels pristine white beaches. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic.org. The brown pelican stretches its neck to grab a finger mullet during its daily tub time Additional Locations: 1156 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers Call 997-5777 2397 Davis Blvd in Naples Call 793-5800 Hours:Mon-Sat 8am 5:30pm Sun 9am 3pmComplete DO-IT-YOURSELFBoat Parts Store Marine Trading Post15600 San Carlos Blvd, Unit 170, Ft Myers (Beside Big Lots) Call 437-7475 Filet Table$59.99 Stainless SteelProps$299 Aluminum Props$99 3-Rod Holder$9.99


THE RIVER MARCH 7, 201414 Plant SmartWhite Milkweed Vineby Gerri ReavesWhite milkweed vine (Sarcostemma clausum) is a native twining perennial whose stems can reach more than 10 feet long. It is widespread in natural areas in Southern Florida, usually found in wet habitats such as the edges of mangroves, swamps, ponds, or ditches. It supports a variety of beneficial insects and pollinators and therefore plays an important role in the ecosystem. Butterfly gardeners will want it in the landscape because it is the host plant for monarch and queen butterflies. Five-lobed fragrant flowers appear in rounded clusters on stems that are about twice as long as the leaves. About an inch across, the white flowers are hairy with a purplish ring at the base. The dark-green leaves are opposite, oblong or linear, and one to three inches long. Inside the plant is the milky sap typical of milkweeds. Ingesting that sap makes the butterflies less palatable to predators. The elongated pods contain silky white tufts of hair that enable the seeds to spread via the wind. This vine is fast-growing, so it works well to cover a fence or trellis or as a groundcover. Plant it in a sunny location. Keep in mind that butterfly host plants will be munched, so dont be dismayed by chewed leaves or temporarily bare plants. New leaves will soon appear. Most important: Dont use pesticides or other lawn toxins anywhere near your plants, or youll kill the very butterflies you are trying to attract and breed. Remember, without milkweed species, there will be no monarchs. By planting them in your yard, you do a little to bolster the butterflys population, which is plummeting in North America. Sources: Everglades Wildflowers by Roger L. Hammer, Florida Wild Flowers and Roadside Plant by C. Ritchie Bell and Bryan J. Taylor, and edis.ifas.ufl.edu. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. A white milkweed vine spirals up a tree photos by Gerri Reaves White milkweed vines five-lobed hairy flowers appear in clusters on long stems Walking Trails That Extol History And NatureJust south of Lehigh Acres, Wild Turkey Strand Preserve is a 3,137acre Conservation 20/20 preserve that sits atop portions of the former Buckingham Army Air Field, the states largest airfield training base during World War II. A guided History & Nature Walk will take place on Saturday, March 15 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. W alk a 1.8-mile trail that blends nature and history via boardwalks, observation decks overlooking wetlands and interpretive panels describing the gunnery training that once took place here. The degree of difficulty of this walk is moderate. Participants should remember to bring items they may need during the walk (i.e. water, hat, sunscreen, binoculars, camera, closed-toed shoes or boots, etc.). Restrooms are available. Participants should meet in the parking lot of Wild Turkey Strand Preserve, located at 11901 Rod & Gun Club Road in Fort Myers. For more information, call 707-3325. Birding at Wild Turkey Strand Preserve in Fort Myers 2014 Earth Day At The RefugeTrash-talking, plarn and Bagzilla are just a few highlights of the adult and kid activities that will be available at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 19. Free activities will include giveaways to the first 200 arrivals, earth crafts in the Education Center classroom, a guided hike along Indigo Trail and the new Wildlife Education Boardwalk, a trashy contest for kids, family story-times, free admission to Wildlife Drive for hikers and bikers, free bike rentals and upcycle trash activities. We are gearing our activities for all ages, said Ranger Becky Wolff, refuge education specialist. Well bring back our disposable bag-costumed Bagzilla character and teach people how to turn trash into jewelry and other masterpieces. JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), and Tarpon Bay Explorers co-host Earth Day at the Refuge. Watch local papers for more details, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or call 472-1100 ext. 236. Bagzilla wears a years worth of an average persons disposable bag consumptionEmail your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


15 THE RIVER MARCH 7, 2014 Juried Show On Display At Beach Art Association The last juried exhibition of the season continues at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery on Donora and Shell Mound. The works cover an array of subjects, styles and mediums. Judi Betts served as juror of the show. The exhibit will remain open until March 14. In Studio II, the outdoor painters have an exhibit, which will be on display through March 13. The group paints outdoors, on location each Wednesday and the paintings highlight many of the local favorites. If you are interested in learning to paint, several short workshops are being taught at the association this season as well as Kanes watercolor classes on Monday. They are: Penny Fox acrylic/ oil painting for beginners and intermediate painters, Neil Walling teaching plein air painting for all mediums and Julie Nusbaum teaching watercolor on Yupo. The annual Art Bazaar fundraiser for scholarship awards will be on March 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Santini Marina Plaza. Members will have their original artwork for sale including framed and unframed work, cards and other items. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday (turn at the blinking light at Estero Boulevard and Donora). For more information on shows or classes, call the gallery at 463-3909 or visit www. fortmyersbeachart.com. Red Flowers by B. Valentine photo by M.Buelow Demonstration And Critiques At Bonsai MeetingJim Van Landingham, Florida bonsai artist, will be the featured speaker during the Saturday, March 15 meeting of the Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida. He will provide a demonstration of bonsai and critique member trees in development. An afternoon program on wiring techniques is also scheduled. The public is invited to attend the meeting, which will be held at The Wigert Bonsai Nursery in North Fort Myers beginning at 9 a.m. Guests are welcome. There is no charge for attending and parking is free. Bonsai (pronounced bone-sigh) is the practice of raising small artistic trees in pots; it originated in the Orient, and has become popular worldwide. The Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida, Inc. was founded in 1973 to promote and encourage the knowledge and appreciation of bonsai and related arts. It holds its meeting on the third Satuday of each month. For more information, visit www,bonsaiswfl.org or call Greg Lignelli at 560-3275. Lab Theater Announces Summer SeasonThe Laboratory Theater of Florida, the only area theater to produce plays year-round with shows May through August. announced its summer season. The summer season will open with The Second Book Of Ruth by area playwright Zalman Velvel. Produced earlier this season as a staged reading, this charming romantic comedy tells the tale of Ruth, a modern woman who converts to Judaism for her fiancee and the zany but devoted years that follow. The playwright said he was inspired to write the play by a Biblical passage that begins with, Where you go, I will go... He explained that his wife has adapted this to him by saying, Where you go, I will always be one step ahead of you. The show will play during the month of May. Junes show will be our Childrens Camp production of The Tempest by William Shakespeare. This abbreviated version of the play will be the culmination of three weeks of study in all aspects of theater, including costume design, lighting design, acting, voice, movement, Shakespeare, dance and more. Students will learn all skills during morning workshops and then major in an area in the afternoons. Summer camp runs June 2 to 20. The July show will be Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays. This night of one-acts features a unique blend of comedy, drama and wry monologue by playwrights Moishe Kaufmann, Paul Rudnick, Wendy MacLeod and others. This mostly funny collection is a sincere look at the recent changes in gay marriage laws. Mr. Marmalade will be the August show at the Laboratory Theater. Noah Haidles dramedy features a 4-year-old continued on page 16 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Daily at 10am www.threecraftyladies.com D aily at 10a m e craftyladies.co m Tropical Fabrics Tropical Fabrics Novelty Yarn Novelty Yarn Quilting Quilting Notions Notions Beads Beads Scrapbook Papers Scrapbook Papers Childrens Crafts Childrens Crafts Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Crafts Shell Crafts Gifts Gifts Find us on Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! STOP IN ON THURSDAY TO CREATE A MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET SOUVENIR! STOP IN ON THURSDAY TO CREATE A MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET SOUVENIR! The Captiva Island Yacht Club Mark Davis, President of Sailors for the Sea will be the featured speaker. Founded in 2004 in Newport, Rhode Island, by David Rockefeller Jr. and Dr. David Treadway, Sailors for the Sea is the only ocean conservation nonprofit focused on the sailing and boating community. Mr. Davis is making a special tr ip to the Captiva Island Yacht Club to address the residents and visitors of Sanibel and Captiva Islands. This CIYC event is free and open to the public. Environmental Program Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 10 AM Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER MARCH 7, 201416 Artist Demonstration Day At AllianceThe Alliance for the Arts 10-acre campus will be bustling with activity on Saturday, March 15 when members of the Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild demonstrate their specialties during an event entitled Artists@Work. More than a dozen artists will present a variety of live demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside the Alliance main building and outside on the GreenMarket lawn. Participating artists include Angela Aradia and Al Liccardi (Raku pottery), Jenny Burnham (Kumihimo braided jewelry), Analilia Clay (bird feather carving), Dee Cooper (bead weaving), Kathy Erickson (pine needle baskets), Renee Farr (mosaic), Petra Kaiser (fused glass), Phil Krym (wood turning), Sherry Moesch (Viking knit jewelry), Bobbi Robertson (eggshell art), Trudy Sampson and Jim Sobel (stone sculpting) and Glorida Winer (wire and cloth). The craft guild is comprised of local artisans, craftsmen and craftswomen. Its members combine old world craftsmanship with contemporary techniques to produce unique works of art. For more information about Artists@Work, visit www.ArtInLee.org or call 939-2787. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. From page 15Summer Seasongirl living with her dysfunctional family but mostly with her creepy imaginary friend, Mr Marmalade. Little Lucy mimics what she sees and hears of adults and tries to make sense of her loneliness until she finally sheds her invisible friend when she meets the little neighbor boy. Poignant and funny, this play will make the audience think about the interior world of its children. All performances of summer shows will be on Friday and Saturday nights only. Tickets will be available on www. brownpapertickets.com in early March. For more information, call 218-0481. The Laboratory Theater is located at 1634 Woodford Avenue in Fort Myers. Analilia Clay, bird feather carving Gloria Winer, wire and cloth Ikebana Blue 2 by Petra Kaiser Phil Krym, wood carving Alliance Presents Group ExhibitionThe Alliance for the Arts March exhibition features bright, colorful and surreal landscape paintings and large, whimsical 3D sculptures of animals, all created by four Florida artists. The Burnett, Fithian & Ocasio exhibit opens with a reception on Friday, March 7 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. A Gallery Walk with the artists will be held on Saturday, March 8 at 10 a.m. Painter Cecelia Burnett captures visionary moods and feelings in her large works that are created using a form of acrylic staining on unprimed canvas. She builds her forms with layers of transparent colors to create a lyrical and luminescent quality. Her paintings hang in private and corporate collections all over the world. Painter David Fithian, exhibition coordinator at the Museum of Florida Art, has won numerous awards, judged many shows, taught countless photography and watercolor classes, and exhibited around the country for more than 40 years. For me, art is simply a way of life. This life of art is a never ending quest beyond the horizon for an ever receding perfection that is always evolving before dissolving into one point perspective, said Fithian. The objects left are fleeting but hopefully filled for a moment with a glimmer of what lies within and a premonition of what lies beyond. Southwest Florida residents Jeff and Dale Ocasio are a husband and wife artistic duo and creators of OcasioCasa Artworks. Jeff is well known for his work sculpting with masking tape. He applies his imaginative designs over wire and three-dimensional reclaimed objects, and then Dale paints the sculptures and creates illustrations of the pieces with her own original photography. All four artists will hold a Gallery Walk on Saturday, March 8 from 10 to 11 a.m. The exhibit remains on display and open to the public during normal business hours until March 27. Artwork by Ken Lamers will be featured in the Member Gallery during the Burnett, Fithian & Ocasio exhibit. For more information, visit www.ArtInLee.org or call 939-2787. The Alliance campus and galleries are located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Jeff and Dale Ocasios William & Whiz David Fithians Winter Day, oil on canvas Cecelia Burnetts Golden Fields To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


17 THE RIVER MARCH 7, 2014 Marvin Gralnick Solo Exhibition At Davis Art CenterAsolo exhibition by artist Marvin Gralnick, the retired CEO and founder of retail giant Chicos FAS, opens at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center on Friday, March 7. The opening coincides with the monthly Art Walk on Friday, March 7 at 6 p.m. and continues through March 28. A self-taught artist, Gralnick was born in St. Louis, Missouri, where for over 15 years he worked with his father in the antique, design, and decorative arts fields, before embarking upon a career marketing and designing clothing and apparel. The fashion business he and his wife, Helene, founded in 1983 on Sanibel Island, eventually evolved into a successful national retail chain known as Chicos. Some thirty years later, retirement led the restless entrepreneur to explore painting and sculpture as an outlet for yet another aspect of creative expression. Gralnicks dedication to his own art began in 1999. In recent years he has emerged, literally and figuratively, onto a wider artistic plane, making his work available to a growing circle of international art professionals and collectors, including Europe and USA, through gallery representation, solo shows, group exhibitions, and international art fairs. Gralnicks brand of post-modernism has been described as urban primalism, inspired by artists like Picasso, Dubuffet and Basquiat. In his paintings there is a strong overtone of cultural and political satire with roots in primitive self expression. Philosophically rooted in a personal brand of activism, all of Gralnicks work conveys a passion for kinetic strokes of color, provocative words and arresting images which embody the American dream filtered through the raw lens of popular culture. In addition to experimenting with different ways of applying paint variously splattering, brushing, smearing, and squeezing directly from the tube he has perfected the depersonalized industrial technique of photo transfer similar to that utilized by neighbor Robert Rauschenberg, whose influence Gralnick embraces. These photo silkscreen paintings contain deliberate imperfections, revealing the uneven inking of the roller, slips of the screen, and an overallcontinued on page 19 Gralnicks work, like this untitled piece, is often inspired by artists such as Picasso, Dubuffet and Basquiat Marvin Gralnick Gralnick is known for a urban primalism brand of postmodernism Sanibel 1025 Periwinkle Way Mon Sat. 10 5Evenings & Sundays by appointment 579.0412 Naples & Fort Mye PROOF THAT SANIBELS TREASURESarent limited to shells...Visit our Island Boutique to see our Designer condo packages Unique accessories Home furnishings ALL ACCESSORIES THIS WEEK ONLY!OFF20% Distinctl norris.com


Should Baseballs Drug Cheaters Be Rewarded With Huge Contracts?by Ed FrankWith Spring training under way and the start of the regular baseball season just a few weeks off, a big controversy is brewing for fans and players alike. Last year, you will recall, Major League baseball suspended 12 players, including three All-Stars, for the use of performanceenhancing drugs with penalties ranging from a full season (Alex Rodriquez) to 65 games for Milwaukee slugger Ryan Braun to 50 games for the remaining nine. The issue is simply whether these admitted cheaters should be monetarily rewarded with huge contracts when they return to baseball and, secondly, how will the fans react to these players when they take the field this season? The pot boiled over last week when it was reported that All-Star shortstop Jhonny Peralta, one of the 12, received a whopping $53 million, four-year deal from the St. Louis Cardinals. It was the second biggest contract awarded to any free agent this year, more than tripling his previous three-year contract with the Detroit Tigers. The Cardinals played the Minnesota Twins here Thursday. Whether Peralta traveled with the Cardinals, and if he did play, the fan response would have been interesting. Heres what Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes was quoted as saying recently in USA Today: This is like if somebody was to rob a bank, eventually got caught, and served five years in jail, got out, but still got to keep all the money. Its like, no, you shouldnt keep the money. You stole it. Gomes did temper his remarks saying, I like the guy. Its just that when a guy like Stephen Drew is still at home, and this guy has a contract, its a little tough. Drew is the former Red Sox shortstop who has been unable to land a Major League contract this year. The 2014 contract situation for another AllStar who was suspended, Nelson Cruz, is far different. The slugger refused a $14.1 million offer from his former team, the Texas Rangers, and went unsigned for weeks. Just recently, he accepted a one-year $8 million contract from the Baltimore Orioles. Whether it was stubbornness or bad advice, the blunder cost him $6 million. The counter argument on the drug controversy is the fact that the suspensions did cost the players millions in lost wages. For example, the one-season suspension for Rodriquez is costing him between $30 and $33 million. Braun lost about $3 million, Peralta, $1.6 million and Cruz, $2.7 million. We discussed the issue of fan acceptance or fan disgust with Rob Antony, assistant general manager of the Minnesota Twins, who is filling in while GM Terry Ryan is undergoing cancer treatment. Baseball fans have met numerous challenges over the years such as work stoppages and other issues. They get upset, but time does heal, he said. There will be catcalls, but I think most fans believe in a second chance, he added. Particularly disturbing to many is the reinstatement of Milwaukee All-Star Ryan Braun who lied repeatedly when first confronted with steroid charges. He even questioned the honesty of the official who handled his drug testing. As a result, in that earlier instance, he was not suspended. Then last year, he was implicated in the South Florida Biogenesis Clinic scandal, and finally admitted his guilt. Milwaukee has a very loyal following. I think their fans will forgive and forget, Antony said. Baseball Hall of Fame admission may be something else, he added. Florida Everblades Fighting For Playoff Slot. The Florida Everblades hockey team has never failed to reach post-season play in the 15-year history of the franchise. As the season winds down, the Everblades are fighting to keep that record intact. As the week began, Florida was tied with the Wheeling Nailers for the eighth and final spot in the Eastern Conference of the ECHL with 62 points with18 games remaining in the regular season. Fort Wayne was just one point back and Evansville two, The Everblades did snap a four-game skid Sunday with a 5-3 road victory over Gwinnett after losing the first two games of the series. Florida returned to home ice at Germain Arena this week hosting Orlando Tuesday and Gwinnett Friday and Saturday nights. Rob Antony, assistant general manager, Minnesota Twins Spring Training Home SchedulesMinnesota Twins Hammond Stadium. Thursday, March 6 St. Louis Cardinals; 1:05 p.m. Sunday, March 9 Philadelphia Phillies; 1:05 p.m. Wednesday, March 12 Pittsburgh Pirates; 1:05 p.m. Thursday, March 13 Boston Red Sox; 1:05 p.m. Friday, March 14 Baltimore Orioles; 1:05 p.m. Boston Red Sox Jetblue Park Friday, March 7 Atlanta Braves; 1:05 p.m. Saturday, March 8 Baltimore Orioles; 7:05 p.m. Monday, March 10 Tampa Bay Rays; 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 Miami Marlins; 1:05 p.m. THE RIVER MARCH 7, 201418


19 THE RIVER MARCH 7, 2014 From page 17Marvin Gralnick Solo Exhibitiongraininess and partial blotting out of images. Sculptor and artist Lawrence Voytek, former director of art production for Robert Rauschenberg for over 28 years, is a collaborator with Gralnick and works with him at the Gypsy Ranch studio, assisting with art fabrication. The Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street, in the River District, downtown Fort Myers. Doors on Wheels by Marvin Gralnick Shell Point Art Show & SaleArtists at Shell Point Retirement Community have been preparing for the past 12 months in anticipation of this weekends upcoming Shell Point Art Show & Sale, which is scheduled on March 14, 15 and 16 in The Woodlands Commons at Shell Point. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 14 and 15, and from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 16. This event is free and open to the public. Shell Point resident artists are extremely talented, and the variety of artwork they produce is amazing, said Karen Hubbard, Shell Point resident and art show coordinator. Co-coordinator Sharon Terestenyi added, This years exhibit will feature dozens of talented artists and a variety of mediums on display including acrylic, oil, pastel, watercolor, pencil, canvas, clay, wood, glass, pottery, photography and more, all created by Shell Point residents. Last year, hundreds of people attended this annual show, and guests raved about the outstanding quality of work, said Lynn Schneider, assistant vice president of communications for the community. Some Shell Point residents were professional artists in the past, while others have explored and developed their artistic skills in retirement. Many residents now enjoy taking painting and photography classes through our year-round continuing education program: The Academy of Lifelong Learning. Not only is the public invited to see the art on display, they also have the opportunity to purchase original pieces. Plus, the organizing committee has developed some features to keep the art show interactive and exciting, including a complimentary make-your-own watercolor greeting card activity. Guests will also have a chance to win $10 in Lucky Bucks given away every hour to be spent at the show. The 2014 Shell Point Art Show & Sale will be held on in The Woodlands Commons at Shell Point. For more information, call Melody Desilets, volunteer coordinator at 454-2290 or visit www. shellpoint.org. Maxine Brooks, Bottles in acrylic Bob Huelsbusch, Lone Wolf woodwork Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716


THE RIVER MARCH 7, 201420 AppleJuiceWhat Is A Mac Users Groupby Carol Rooksby Weidlich, President, SWACKSAll around the world, people who use Apple technology have joined together into user groups where members come together to share information about Apple technology, ask and get questions answered and most of all, have fun. Group members range from first time Apple users to experts and from various backgrounds, occupations and age groups. Our local Mac Users Group is called the South West Florida Apple Computer Knowledge Society or SWACKS. Membership in our group includes a monthly newsletter with information about upcoming meetings, monthly programs and workshops, new product information as well as how-to tips shared by our members. Members are also able to borrow from our SWACKS library of informational books on Apple products and applications. Do you have an Apple device computer, iPad, iPhone or iPod? Then come and join us. SWACKS gives you two opportunities each month, with the exception of July and August, to learn and share with other Apple device users. On the second Tuesday of the month we hold a workshop in the afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., with a program and plenty of time for hands on activities and assistance. On the fourth Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m., we met again for Apple news and updates as well a program of interest. Workshops and meetings are held at Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers. South West Florida Apple Computer Knowledge Society or SWACKS. For more information visit http://www. swacks.org/. OConnell GraduatesPatrick OConnell, a resident of Fort Myers, Fla., graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from RITs Kate Gleason College of Engineering in fall 2013. School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My 12-year-old son has been described recently by his teacher as a reluctant reader. I am not clear what this really means and how I can help him. Hes a great student, so I really dont understand why he has this problem. Please give me some information. Anthony T., Estero Anthony, Generally speaking, a reluctant reader is defined as anyone not showing an interest in reading. According to the experts, there are several different types of reluctant readers. They can be intelligent children or teens that are interested in reading, but lack good reading skills, such as speed and comprehension. Some kids simply have no interest in reading and are at risk of falling behind. Other kids have specific learning problems that impede their ability and desire to read. The most challenging kid is one with excellent skills but has no interest in books or reading. And adolescent boys are typically the largest number of reluctant readers. Jon Scieszka, teacher, author and reluctant reader advocate says, Research shows that boys are having trouble reading, and that boys are getting worse at reading. No one is quite sure why. Some of the reasons are biological. Some of the reasons are sociological. But the good news is that research also shows that boys will read... if they are given reading that interests them. Visit his website for great ideas about reading for boys www.guysread.com/blog/ Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) reports that more than 4,800 books are published a year for teens. However with so many choices, it can be hard to sort and select books that interest reluctant readers. YALSA can help with that task. They have published a list of award-winning books for teens (ages 12 to 17) as well as other recommended reading at www.ala.org/yalsa. Here are some other things you can do that YALSA recommends to help your child become more interested in reading. Lead by example: Let your teen see you reading and visiting the library often. Sharing books shows you care. Talk about what you read with your teen. Keep plenty of books, graphic novels, magazines and newspapers around your home. Empower your teens: Let them select books that speak to their interests and hobbies. Read stories, poems, graphic novels, magazines or books out loud together. Make sure your teen has regular transportation to the library. Provide a quiet space for reading in your home and set aside time each day for reading. Give books or gift certificates to bookstores as gifts. Listen to audio books when traveling. Dont forget that reading should be fun, as well as educational, for all ages. Let your teen choose some lighter reading that isnt required for school. Get good advice: Librarians and School Library Media Specialists are experts at matching the right book to the right teen. Ask them to recommend good books that are appropriate for your teens age, maturity level and reading ability. And remember: Good teen readers = High achievers! 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. FREE SEMINAR Gretz Inducted Into Jesuit Honor SocietyZulai Gretz of Cape Coral, a student in the Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, was inducted into the student chapter of the Jesuit Honor Society Alpha Sigma Nu, at its annual ceremony held on February 22 in the Harper Center Ahmanson Ballroom. Mak Earns Deans AwardViktor Mak is a recipient of the Deans Award for academic excellence during the fall 2013 term at Colgate University. Mak is a graduate of Fort Myers High School and lives in Fort Myers. To be eligible for the Deans Award, a Colgate student must achieve higher than a 3.30 average while enrolled in at least four courses. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


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THE RIVER MARCH 7, 201422 Financial FocusSmart Financial Moves For Womenby Jennifer BaseyOn March 8, we observe International Womens Day, a celebration of womens economic, political and social achievements. Yet women everywhere still face challenges and here in the United States, one of their biggest challenges may be to gain the resources they need to enjoy a comfortable retirement. So, if youre a woman, what steps should you take to make progress toward this goal? Your first move should be to recognize some of the potential barriers to attaining your financial freedom. First of all, a wage gap between women and men still exists: The median earnings of fulltime female workers are 77 percent of the median earnings of full-time male workers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Also, women drop out of the workforce for an average of 12 years to care for young children or aging parents, according to the Older Womens League, a research and advocacy group and this time away from the workforce results in women receiving lower pensions or accumulating much less money in their employer-sponsored retirement plans. To give yourself the opportunity to enjoy a comfortable retirement lifestyle, consider these suggestions: Boost your retirement plan contributions. Each year, put in as much as you can afford to your traditional or Roth IRA. A traditional IRA grows on a taxdeferred basis, while a Roth IRA can grow tax free provided you meet certain conditions. Also, take advantage of your employer-sponsored, tax-deferred retirement plan, such as a 401(k), 403(b) or 457(b). At the very least, contribute as much to earn your employers matching contribution, if one is offered. And every year, if your salary increases, try to boost your contributions to your retirement plan. Consider growth investments. Some evidence suggests that women may be more conservative investors than men in other words, women may tend to take fewer risks and pursue safer investments. But to help build the resources you will need for a comfortable retirement, consider growth-oriented vehicles in your IRA, 401(k) and other investment accounts. Talk to your spouse about Social Security. If your spouse starts collecting Social Security at 62 (the earliest age of eligibility), the monthly benefits will be reduced, perhaps by as much as 25 percent. This reduction could affect you if you ever become a widow, because once you reach your own full retirement age (which will likely be 66 or 67), you may qualify for survivor benefits of 100 percent of what your deceased spouse had been receiving and if that amount was reduced, thats what youll get. Talk to your spouse about this issue well before its time to receive Social Security. (You may also want to talk to a financial advisor for help in coordinating survivor benefits with your own Social Security retirement benefits.) Evaluate your need for life insurance benefits. Once their children are grown, some couples drop their life insurance. Yet, the death benefit from a life insurance policy can go a long way toward helping ensure your financial security. Again, talk to your spouse about whether to maintain life insurance, and for how much. International Womens Day is a great occasion for commemorating womens accomplishments. And by making the right moves, you can eventually celebrate your own achievement of attaining the financial security you deserve. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Storytelling WorkshopOn Saturday, March 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., nationally acclaimed storyteller Kim Weitkamp will demonstrate a fun, easy way to pull numerous story ideas out of personal experiences using her memory mapping and storybox techniques. The members of the workshop will learn a quick, simple way to turn any interesting situation into a well-rounded tale. Participants will leave this workshop with content that will contain all the bones of a good story. Whether a story lover, a family storyteller, a performing teller or a public speaker, this workshop will help the participant build his or her repertoire and enhance any presentation. Learn how to find your voice and transform life experiences into spellbinding stories. The workshop is a Florida Storytelling Association event produced by the Tamiami Tale Tellers of Fort Myers. It will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, located at 2439 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. Admission is $15, cash requested. For more information and to RSVP, call Mary Lou Williams at 267-6480 or email mwfortmyers@aol.com. Kim Weitkamp Letter Carrier Food Drive May 10Letter carriers in Lee County are gearing up for the 22nd annual National Letter Carrier Food Drive. The nations largest single-day food drive, Stamp Out Hunger, will be held on Saturday, May 10. This is the one day when letter carriers collect non-perishable food that has been left by mailboxes. Summer is coming, school will be out and the need for food assistance will be great. Food collected in Lee County will be distributed by the Harry Chapin Food Bank and several other agencies. All food collected in food drives is distributed to participating agencies at no cost. Northerners who are returning home prior to May 10 may drop off their contributions at any post office for this food drive. Food may also be left at Uncle Bobs storage areas at 3780 Central Avenue, 3111 Cleveland Avenue, 4400 Solomon Blvd. or 6600 Industrial Drive, all in Fort Myers; 1347 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers; or 800 Abrams Blvd. in Lehigh Acres. Businesses can set up collection boxes for employees and customers who may not be able to leave food by their mailboxes on May 10. Virtually any kind of food may be donated in unopened, non-breakable containers. Items especially in need are peanut butter, tuna, rice, beans, and canned meats, fruits, vegetables and soups. Volunteers are needed to assist letter carriers with their pickups on May 10. Contact Kitty Swanson in Lee County at 573-9638. Volunteers are also needed to assist with preliminary food sorting on May 10. Contact Tanya Phillips at Harry Chapin Food Bank at 334-7007 or Kim Berghs at the United Way at 433-2000 ext. 260. Additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or go to www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. Hairstylists To Host Cut-A-Thon To Help Cut Hunger April 6Nearly 200 hairstylists throughout Fort Myers will participate in this years Stylists Unite to Help Cut Hunger cut-a-thon on Sunday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Salon Professional Academys new location in Royal Palm Square, located at 1388 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Benefitting the Harry Chapin Food Bank, the event will include the volunteer efforts of local hairstylists as well as Redkens national and international artists Brayden Pelletier, Ryan Morgan, Leah Hanson and Matrixs artist Tara Koening. Each haircut is a minimum of a $15 donation. The community is also invited to donate nonperishable food items to participating salons including Salon Centric, located at 11770 Metro Parkway, Suite 3B in Fort Myers; The Rock for Hair and Nails, located at 12575 South Cleveland Avenue, Suite 8 in Fort Myers; and The Salon Professional Academy. Stylists Unite To Help Cut Hungers goal this year is to raise $45,000. The Harry Chapin Food Bank can turn $45,000 into $270,000 worth of food, which can feed 30,000 people for nine months. The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida was opened in 1983. Formerly known as the Lee County Food Cooperative, the Harry Chapin Food Bank has served as the only food bank in Southwest Florida. Its mission is to overcome hunger in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties through education and by working in a cooperative effort with affiliated agencies in the procurement and distribution of food, equitably and without discrimination. The Harry Chapin Food Bank has partnered with more than 150 agencies that provide direct services to those in need, including church food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, disaster relief agencies and more. Today, the food bank provides food for more than 30,000 individuals each month. In 2013 alone, the Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed 17.5 million pounds of food, provided 14.6 million meals and turned every $1 into $6 worth of food for those in need. For more information, contact Kristi Hyde at 462-2620 or kristihyde@msn.com, or visit the events Facebook page at www.facebook.com/stylistunitetohelpcuthunger. Email your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


23 THE RIVER MARCH 7, 2014 Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, We just returned from a lovely cruise to a much warmer climate. I could hardly avoid seeing so many fat people, young and old. Some ate a bag of potato chips while they waited in line and then piled their plates filled to overflowing. I guess some go for the food paradise and since they prepaid, they were really going to get their moneys worth. Some even admitted they were watching their weight getting heavier and heavier. Obviously they indulge at home, so this was not a rare occasion. On the beautiful deck, the chain smokers were enjoying themselves and the drinkers started at breakfast time. I was appalled at their behavior. What are your comments please? Pauline Dear Pauline, People go on cruises for many different reasons. Some go to have private time to think through their personal problems. Others go for just plain fun and some for the pleasures of enjoying a great deal of food. I recently read that the International Agency for Research on Cancer estimates that 25 to 30 percent of breast cancer cases could be avoided if women were thinner and exercised more. The agency is part of the World Health Organization. No wonder our health care costs continue to rise and it is a sad commentary of life in the modern world. Lizzie Dear Pauline, I try to be open-minded when I see individuals engaging in poor health habits. I try hard to convince myself that health habits are a matter of personal choice and if an individual chooses an unhealthy lifestyle, they suffer the consequences. Unfortunately I cannot get past the total economic cost which we all share of individual choice. I do not know the answers. I try to focus on what I can control: my own habits. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Pancreatic Cancer Research WalkThe Fort Myers Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk, where all proceeds will benefit The Lustgarten Foundation, the nations largest private foundation dedicated solely to funding pancreatic cancer research, will be held on Saturday, March 15 at Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers. The walk aims to raise money and awareness for much-needed research for pancreatic cancer, Americas fourth-leading cause of cancer deaths. Suzanne Kennedy created this event in honor of her husband, James J. Kennedy. The Fort Myers Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk has raised more than $68,900 for pancreatic cancer research. Sadly, I learned the devastating impact of pancreatic cancer having lost my beloved husband, said Kennedy. Thats why I joined together with The Lustgarten Foundation in his honor to fight this deadly disease. I know he would be proud. With an overall survival rate of just six percent, pancreatic cancer is a disease with no prevention, no early tests and unless detected in its early stages no cure. The Lustgarten Foundation works to advance scientific and clinical research related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure continued on page 24 Pancreatic cancer survivors Bob DeNardo and David Bayer deaRPharmacistTips For A Healthy Thyroidby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I take Synthroid for my thyroid condition and also Wellbutrin for depression. I am in pretty good health other than my hair still coming out, and I have cold hands and feet, but I feel better overall. What else can I take or do to help myself? RP, Boston, Massachusetts It sounds like your getting somewhere, but not fast enough. The symptoms you describe are commonly associated with low thyroid. I suggest you ask your doctor for added support. By that, I mean a slight dosage increase, or a different medication altogether and/or supplements. Lets talk about this more. Synthroid contains synthetic thyroxine (T4). Its pure T4 and its a bio-identical match to our own natural thyroid hormone. Some people can easily convert that drug to its active form called T3, but not everyone. The problem is that in people with depression, they have a very hard time converting T4 to active T3, which is what your cells are starving for. It sounds like this could be happening to you. Its what I call being thyroid sick as opposed to hypothyroidism, which is where your gland fails you. There are ways to overcome this. One way is to switch to a natural dessicated thyroid (NDT) drug such as Armour Thyroid, Nature-Throid or WP Thyroid (very clean ingredients). Since NDT drugs are combinations of T4 and T3, youll probably get better results. Another way is to take a T3 drug with your Synthroid each morning (2 pills). This offers the active T3 to your body, which could ease your depression and other symptoms. T3 drugs are compounded at special pharmacies and you can buy a readymade brand called Cytomel at any pharmacy. Yet another way to help improve T4 to T3 conversion is to take natural herbs and vitamins that help your body activate the Synthroid. Im thinking of a high quality trace mineral formula that contains zinc, magnesium and so forth. Selenium is particularly important because it improves T3 activation while reducing antibodies that would otherwise destroy your thyroid gland. Here are tips for everyone: Thyroid Healthy Tip #1: Wear a thyroid collar whenever you get a chest X-ray, or any X-ray where your thyroid gland is exposed to the radiation. Your thyroid is extremely sensitive to radiation, so do whatever you can to protect it. Thyroid Healthy Tip #2: Before you become pregnant, have your thyroid checked properly. Hypothyroidism is a risk factor for infertility, premature birth, low birth weight, miscarriage and poor fetal neurological development. Thyroid Healthy Tip #3: I often hear a person describe obvious symptoms of hypothyroidism several weeks or months after surgery. This is termed non-thyroidal illness and it happens after surgery. Its detrimental to not treat this condition. Your cells could be starving (what I call thyroid sick) even though your TSH test is normal so if you feel hypothyroid despite a normal lab test, ask for a trial course of medicine and see how you respond. 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. Individual Tickets Available For Fundraising GalaFor the first time in many years, the American Cancer Society Cattle Barons Ball is offering single tickets for individuals who want to attend the annual Western-themed fundraising gala. We wanted to make the Cattle Barons Ball open to everyone, not just those who would sponsor a table, said committee chairman Todd Gates. The individual tickets are popular not only with friends and co-workers who want to attend together, but also with business owners who are giving them as gifts to their customers. The Cattle Barons Ball will be held March 28 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort. Individual tickets are $400 and can be purchased online at www.cattlebaronslee.com. Tickets also are available for VIP sponsor couples for $1,000, and tables of eight for $3,000. Renown for its Wild West theme and denim-clad patrons, the event offers an evening of food, cowboy-themed games, silent and lives auctions and boot-stomping music by the award winning country band One Night Rodeo. The Cattle Barons Ball is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society of Lee County. Now in its 11th year, the ball has raised more than $3.7 million for support services, research and education. For more information or to volunteer, contact the American Cancer Society at www.cancer. org or call Jamie Powell at 936-1113.


THE RIVER MARCH 7, 201424 5K Registration Now OpenRegistration now is under way for the African AID 5K run along McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers, one of the annual favorites among local runners and a fundraiser benefiting South African children impacted by AIDS. The African AID 5K will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 12 at New Hope Presbyterian Church, located at 3825 McGregor Boulevard. The race is hosted by New Hope Presbyterian Church and the Fort Myers Track Club. Online registration is available at www.ftmyerstrackclub.com. The route takes runners along McGregor Boulevard, which will be closed to vehicular traffic during the race. Early registration is $25 per runner; race-day registration is $30. Proceeds from the 5K will be donated to World Vision, a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision will use the money to fund the relief efforts for children affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Every 14 seconds, a child is orphaned due to HIV/AIDS, and there are more than 14 million of these orphans worldwide. Certainly our mission is to help South African children, but its rewarding to know that at the same time we are hosting a community event thats rated among the best of local races, said Stu Austin, New Hopes Associate Pastor. Each year, we hear from area runners who tell us how much they enjoy the race. And like the church members who volunteer at the event, runners tell us they appreciate knowing they are helping an important cause. This year is the ninth year of the race that has raised over $50,000 for HIV/AIDS relief work in Africa. Additional information about the African AID 5K is available at www.newhopefortmyers.org and www.ftmyerstrackclub.com or by calling the church office at 274-1230. Runners competing in the 2013 African AID 5K line up for the start of the race Guide Dogs WalkathonDonning the Southeastern Guide Dogs logo on their heads, the Calendar Girls entertained at Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon at Rossi Park in Bradenton on Saturday, February 22. The Calendar Girls have been supporting Southeastern Guide Dogs since 2006, and since then have sponsored 12 guide dog puppies for veterans in need. Southeastern Guide Dogs do not receive monies from the government, and all funds come from the public and fundraisers such as Walkathon. The cost of one guide dog team is now $60,000 and recipients of dogs from the school are not charged. For more information on Southeastern Guide Dogs, go to www.guidedogs.org. Calendar Girls at the guide dog walkathon in Rossi Park, Bradenton photo by Bill FloydTop 10 Real Estate SalesCourtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate Development City Year BuiltSquare FootageList Price Selling Price Days On Market Fort Myers Fort Myers 2008 6,565 $3,650,000 $3,150,000 322 Metes And Bounds Captiva 2011 3,566 $2,450,000 $2,350,000 129 Island Shores Fort Myers Beach2006 4,110 $2,100,000 $1,900,000 225 Hyde Park Fort Myers Beach2005 1,594 $1,695,000 $1,550,000 244 Georgetown Fort Myers 1975 4,960 $1,595,000 $1,500,000 894 Renaissance Fort Myers 2008 7,551 $1,995,000 $1,404,900 366 Island Shores Fort Myers Beach2002 1,793 $1,300,000 $1,175,000 29 Bellagio At The ColonyBonita Springs2003 3,635 $1,179,000 $1,140,000 59 Laurel Oaks At West Bay ClubEstero 2001 3,431 $1,225,000 $1,075,000 91 Del Sega Sanibel 1990 2,886 $1,049,000 $1,010,000 106 Shell Point Informational Meetings Residents of Southwest Florida who would like to learn about resort-style retirement options and lifecare from an experienced retirement counselor are invited to attend one of several informational meetings at Shell Point Retirement Community. The meetings will be held at 2 p.m. in the main Commons located in The Woodlands neighborhood at Shell Point on March 11, 19 and 25. Meetings will also be held at 10 a.m. on March 12, 18 and 26. After the presentation, guests can tour The Island neighborhood and visit furnished models in The Woodlands neighborhood. Guests will also learn more about The Estuary, Shell Points newest neighborhood, which will include 50 residences in a combination of single-family and twin villa homes along with a community center and a pool. Admission is free, however, seating is limited, so reservations are required and may be made by visiting www.shellpoint.org/seminars or calling Maureen Thomson at 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131. From page 23Cancer Research Walkand prevention of pancreatic cancer. One hundred percent of all donations to the foundation will go directly to pancreatic cancer research. Ann Walsh, director of events at The Lustgarten Foundation, said, We are grateful for Suzannes support. It is because of the dedication and determination of individuals like Suzanne that were able to not only raise much-needed funding but also much-needed awareness for pancreatic cancer. The Lustgarten Foundation remains dedicated to funding more research so a cure can be found. The Fort Myers Walk will take place at Lakes Regional Park starting at 8 a.m. on March 15. For more information and to register, visit www.lustgarten.org or call 866-789-1000.


My Stars FOR WEEK OF MARCH 10, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Take time from your busy schedule to check out whats going on around you. You might find that someone has been secretly trying to pull the wool over those beautiful Sheeps eyes. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Once again, the Bovines boldness pays off in uncovering the source of a disturbing workplace situation. Your personal life calls for patience, as a certain matter plays itself out. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Forget about going all out to impress someone in your personal life. Just being yourself is all that matters. A workplace decision will need more time. Dont rush into it. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Some supersensitive Crabs might take offense at what they perceive as a slight. But a closer look points to a simple misunderstanding. The weekend holds a welcome surprise. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Sure, you can roar your head off over someones failure to keep a promise. But the wiser course would be to ask why it happened. Be prepared for an answer that might well surprise you. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A developing relationship needs time to find its direction. So please be patient and resist pushing things along. A recently cooleddown workplace situation could heat up again. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Congratulations. Your well-thought-out proposal seems to be working. Someone who hasnt agreed with you on most things in the past could turn out to be one of your major supporters. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Things seem to be going well. However, you can still expect criticism -some of it pretty heavy. But as long as you can back up your position, youll be able to rise above it. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Getting together with people who care for you is a great way to get that ego boost you might feel you need at this time. Things start to look brighter by weeks end. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) You should be able to continue with your plans once you get past those temporary delays. Surprise, surprise. An offer to help comes from a most unlikely source. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Prioritizing your tasks is important this week because of all those demands you have to deal with. The pressure eases in time for you to enjoy the weekend. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Save your energy and stay focused on what has to be done, despite all those distractions youre likely to face. You should see some evidence of real progress by weeks end. BORN THIS WEEK: You are a generous, giving person who is always ready, willing and more than able to help others in need. On March 16, 1802, The United States Military Academy -the first military school in the United States, located at West Point, N.Y. -is founded by Congress for the purpose of educating and training young men in the theory and practice of military science. In 1870, the first black cadet was admitted, and in 1976, the first female cadets. On March 15, 1820, as part of the Missouri Compromise between the North and the South, Maine is admitted into the Union as the 23rd state. The entrance of Maine as a free state was agreed to by Southern senators in exchange for the entrance of Missouri as a slave state. On March 12, 1888, the most severe winter storm ever to hit the New York City region reaches blizzard proportions. The 36-hour blizzard dumped some 40 inches of snow, and for several weeks the city was virtually isolated from the rest of the country by the massive snowdrifts. On March 10, 1927, Robert Kearns, who patented a design for the intermittent windshield wiper, is born in Gary, Ind. Kearns later won a multi-million dollar judgments against Chrysler ($20 million) and Ford ($10 million) for using his concept without permission. On March 11, 1942, during World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur leaves the Philippines as the American defense of the islands against the Japanese collapses. MacArthur had received a message from President Franklin D. Roosevelt on Feb. 20 ordering him to leave immediately. He finally obeyed the presidents order on March 11. On March 14, 1964, Jack Ruby, the Dallas nightclub owner who killed Lee Harvey Oswald -the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy -is found guilty of murdering Oswald with malice and sentenced to die in the electric chair. On March 13, 1979, power pitcher Johan Santana is born in Tovar Merida, Venezuela. He went on to become the dominant left-handed pitcher in baseball from 2003 to 2006 and won the Cy Young Award as the American Leagues top pitcher in 2004 and again in 2006. It was historian Barbara Tuchman who made the following sage observation: War is the unfolding of miscalculations. You might be surprised to learn that a polar bears skin is black and its fur is colorless. The transparent strands are so dense, though, that the fur takes on the color of the light around it. Unless youre a literary scholar, youve probably never heard of the novel Cup of Gold. It was American author John Steinbecks first novel, and it was a flop. He was issued a $250 advance to write the book, and the sales didnt even make that much money for the publishing house. Of course, early failure was no indication of talent; Steinbeck continued writing and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. Domestic diva Martha Stewart once dated actor Sir Anthony Hopkins. After seeing The Silence of the Lambs, though, Stewart broke it off. She just couldnt get past the image of him as Hannibal Lecter. You might think of glaciers as lifeless places, but thats not true. In addition to the polar creatures that live on and around these sheets of ice, there is one that actually lives in the ice. Though theyre only found in glaciers in certain areas of North America, the ice worm actually spends its entire life within the ice. In fact, the worms are so well-adjusted to the cold that when they are exposed to temperatures even slightly above 40 degrees Fahrenheit, they will liquefy. The banana and the telephone were introduced to North America at the same time, at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. Progress always involves risk. You cant steal second base and keep your foot on first. -Frederick Wilcox THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. GEOGRAPHY: Where is the Blarney Stone located? 2. TELEVISION: Who was executive producer of the Animaniacs television cartoon show? 3. MOVIES: What Jon Voight/Dustin Hoffman film won the Academy Awards Best Picture in 1970? 4. MUSIC: Which Pink Floyd song featured the lyrics, All in all youre just another brick in the wall? 5. GAMES: How many dominoes are in a standard set? 6. POLITICS: In what year did a Republican run for president on the slogan, A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage. 7. FAMOUS QUOTES: What ancient philosopher said, The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. 8. MYTHOLOGY: According to some popular accounts, what was the last name of the legendary King Arthur? 9. COMPUTERS: What does the acronym JPEG stand for? 10. LITERATURE: In which novel does the character of Madame Therese Defarge appear? TRIVIA TEST 1. Blarney Castle, Cork, Ireland 2. Steven Spielberg 3. Midnight Cowboy 4. Another Brick in the Wall Part 2 5. 28 pieces 6. 1928, Herbert Hoover 7. Aristotle 8. Pendragon 9. Joint Photographic Experts Group 10. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens. ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER MARCH 7, 2014 SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 2013, Baltimores Chris Davis became the second player in major-league history to have at least 26 home runs and 23 doubles in the first 72 games of the season. Who was the first? 2. How many times did Roger Clemens lead the American League in wins for a season despite pitching for a team with a losing record? 3. Which college football team has won the most Fiesta Bowls? 4. Five players have won the NBAs regular-season MVP Award at least four times. Name four of them. 5. Which four NHL teams have combined to win the past five Stanley Cups? 6. In 2013, Tim Cahill set a record for fastest goal in Major League Soccer history (eight seconds). Who held the previous mark? 7. Name five of the previous eight WBA world heavyweight boxing champions before Mike Tyson won the title in 1987. ANSWERS 1. Lou Gehrig, in 1927. 2. Twice -1987 (Boston) and 1997 (Toronto). 3. Penn State, with six victories. 4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, LeBron James, Michael Jordan and Bill Russell. 5. Chicago (twice), Boston, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh. 6. Dwayne De Rosario scored a goal in 11 seconds in 2003. 7. John Tate, Mike Weaver, Michael Dokes, Gerrie Coetzee, Greg Page, Tony Tubbs, Tim Witherspoon and James (Bonecrusher) Smith.


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Great river view. 2875 Palm Beach Blvd. 815-985-9039RS 3/7 CC 3/7 SEVERAL ESTABLISHED BUSINESSES FOR SALELawn/Pool Service Full Service Restaurant Breakfast/Lunch Restaurant Service Business Marine Contractor Waterfront Restaurant & Marina For Information Call or Email Corporate Investment 239-936-1718, cibb@cibb.net www. oridabusinessbrokers.comRS 2/28 CC 3/14 BUSINESSES FOR SALE SEASONAL RENTALSEASONAL RENTALNicely furnished two bedroom condo at Captains Walk on the East End available starting March 1. $3,800/month for March and $3,200/month for April. Call Lighthouse Realty at 239-579-0511. NS 2/28 CC 3/7 RESTAURANT, BARHigh Visibility, up to 90 seat possible, San Carlos Blvd 2 min. to Fort Myers Beach, Boat access Plenty of parking. For Lease Information call 239-246-4716RR 1/17 NC TFN COMMERCIAL RENTALPRIME OFFICE PRIME OFFICE space available for lease located in a key Periwinkle location. Approx. 1,200 sq. ft. w/private conference room, reception area, 2 private of ces & additional of ce space w/partial kitchen. Outstanding Opportunity, please call Wil at 239.472.2735 or email wil.rivait@sothebysrealty.comNS 2/28 CC 3/21 REAL ESTATEOPEN HOUSE CORNER OF WEST GULF DR. AND DINGMAN DR.Sunday, March 9th, 11am 2pm 4203 Dingman Drive, Sanibel Simply the Best! Gorgeous Renovation 4 BR, 3 BA $2,495,000 Chuck Bergstrom, 239-209-6500 Island Resident, Realtor RS 3/7 BM 3/7


TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.com CLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29 THE RIVER MARCH 7, 20143883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 229 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 1/31 NC TFN BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN VEHICLE FOR SALE2008 ADLY MOTOR SCOOTER6k miles, 49cc, red Very reliable. $500 Great island vehicle! 579-0448, on island NS 2/21 CC 3/14 VOLUNTEER/ JOB OPPORTUNITIESPAID volunteer opportunities to seniors, age 55 and over, to tutor/mentor children in elementary schools & after-school programs. Offering a stipend, mileage reimbursement, annual physical, holiday, vacation, and sick pay all tax exempt. Providing struggling school children a chance to succeed in school, and offering opportunities that will last a lifetime. Call Joan at The Dr. Piper Center at 239-332-5346. NS 1/17 NC TFN HELP WANTED SUPERVISORY & ADMIN. POSITIONSWe are seeking applicants who can help manage our growing of ce. RELATIONSHIP OFFICE MANAGER Must have knowledge of and love for Sanibel and Captiva islands. Strong written and oral communication skills a must, as well as superior organizational skills. BA or equivalent experience in a related eld, plus administrative and supervisory experience. REAL ESTATE OFFICE RECEPTIONIST Strong written and oral communication skills a must, as well as superior organizational skills. Desire someone with knowledge of Sanibel and Captiva islands. Administrative of ce skills and software pro ciency required. Flexible schedules. For detailed job descriptions, requirements and salary visit: www.sancapgateway.com/cp/jobsNS 2/28 CC 3/7 LOOKING FORFive energetic individuals who love interacting with people. Conducting historical bus tours as needed, morning or afternoon 4 hrs a day available. Mandatory training. Email resume to kymonroe@ legacygrouptours.com by 3/12/14. NS 3/7 CC 3/7 RECEPTIONIST NEEDEDEvery Saturday 9:00 to 5:00 and some holidays at Island real estate of ce. Fun atmosphere. $15. an hour. Call Diane Barr at 472-2603 ext. 244NS 3/7 CC 3/14 HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 1/4 NC TFN FULL TIME VACATION RESERVATIONS AGENT Must be familiar with Sanibel & Captiva Islands. Candidate should possess good communication skills, computer knowledge; Excel and Word pro cient and like working with people. Excellent compensation package based on Vacation Rental experience. Call David at VIP Vacation Rentals 472-1613NS 1/24 CC TFN SERVICES OFFEREDPRESSURE CLEANING WINDOW CLEANINGTaskWorksbiz (239) 206-1212 cell (239) 292-1915 www.TaskWorks.bizRS 2/28 CC 3/21 MARIOTI SUPREME CLEANINGResidential and janitorial services for Lee county including Sanibel & Captiva. We are proud to be an eco-friendly, green company. Call Natalie at 239-785-9688 or email marioti4@yahoo.com. NS 3/7 CC 3/28 SERVICES OFFEREDHOME WATCHSanisal Property Management Complete Home & Condo Service 24/7 Sanibel Residents-sanisal@comcast.net Call: Sally & Bob 239-565-7438 www.homewatchsanibel.com NS 1/17 CC 5/16 HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC TFN SCARNATO LAWN SERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 scarnatolawn@aol.com RS 1/25 BM TFN ROGER NODRUFF ELECTRICLic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. Of ce & Store Maint.RS 6/7 CC TFN S. FL LINE DANCEWith Robert Robitaille Line dance classes. Fun and great exercise with energetic instructor. All styles of music! No experience or partner required. Audience: adults and seniors. First 30 minutes of class is an instruction for beginners. Call 239-245-8196 or cell 954-309-3778. Welcome all...RS 11/15 CC TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971 RS 1/4 BM TFN AFFORDABLE HOME CAREHomeCare Services With A Difference Specializing in Alzheimers,Parkinson,Stroke etc. Live-ins, 8 hrs, 24 hrs. FBI Background Check available. Licensed & Insured. References Available, call Cell: 561-509-4491 or 239-963-8449NS 10/25 CC TFN FOR SALEGARAGE THRIFT SALE2431 Periwinkle Way www.SanibelSeaLifeGallery.comRS 2/7 CC TFN BUY SELL TRADE WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 3/7 CC 5/30 HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for light general maintenance. Call (CHR) Community Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189.NS 11/1 NC TFN HELP WANTEDImmediate part time position at Grog Shop liquor store on Sanibel. Call Rick at 472-1682 for interview. NS 2/28 CC 3/7 DENTAL RESEARCH ASSTResearch dental literature to nd applicable modes of treatments and diagnoses for of ces patients. Write detailed reports on patient histories and research discoveries. Minimum Masters degree in Dentistry or Dental Medicine required. Community Dental Practices, Ft. Myers, FL. Fax resume to 239-694-9996. NS 3/7 CC 3/7 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION ANNUAL GIRLFRIEND TAG GARAGE/YARD SALEFriday and Saturday March 7 and 8 8 am to 1 pm 760 Windlass Way Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Chicos, Chicos, Chicos ( Ladies Clothing), Shoes, Purses, Housewares, Luggage, Dishes, Wine Glasses, Artwork, Craft Items, Gifts, Jewelry, Watches... Just lots of W@W!!! Refreshments Will Be Served!NS 3/7 CC 3/7 ESTATE SALE549 East Rocks. Everything goes: furniture, appliances, light xtures, artwork, accessories, rugs, linens, vanities, kitchenware. Saturday, 8am to 1pmNS 3/7 CC 3/7


If you would like your club/organization listed in The River Calling Card, phone 415-7732Emergency .........................................................................................911 Lee County Sheriffs Of ce ........................................................477-1200 Florida Marine Patrol ................................................................332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol ..............................................................278-7100 Poison Control ................................................................1-800-282-3171HealthPark Medical Center .......................................1-800-936-5321Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce .............................................332-3624 Foundation for Quality Childcare ..............................................425-2685 Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce ..................................454-7500 Fort Myers Beach Library .........................................................463-9691 Lakes Regional Library ............................................................533-4000 Lee County Chamber of Commerce ..........................................931-0931 Post Of ce .....................................................................1-800-275-8777 Visitor & Convention Bureau .....................................................338-3500 ARTS Alliance for the Arts ..................................................................939-2787 Art of the Olympians Museum & Gallery ...................................332-5055 Arts For ACT Gallery & Studio ..................................................337-5050 Art League Of Fort Myers .........................................................275-3970 Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall ......................................481-4849 BIG ARTS ................................................................................395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre ............................................... 278-4422 Cultural Park Theatre ................................................................772-5862 Edison Festival of Light .............................................................334-2999 Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade ..................................332-4488 Florida West Arts ......................................................................948-4427 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers.......................................472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony ...............................................................489-1800 Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres .....................................481-8059 Naples Philharmonic ...........................................................239-5971111 The Schoolhouse Theater .........................................................472-6862 S.W. Florida Symphony .............................................................418-0996 Theatre Conspiracy ..................................................................936-3239 Young Artists Awards ................................................................574-9321CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSAngel Flight ................................................................1-877-4AN-ANGEL Animal Refuge Center ...............................................................731-3535 American Business Women Association ...................................357-6755 Audubon of SWFL .....................................................................339-8046 Audubon Society .......................................................................472-3156 Caloosahatchee Chapter DAR ..................................................482-1366 Caloosahatchee Folk Society ...................................................321-4620 Cape Chorale Barbershop Chorus .................................1-855-425-3631 Cape Coral Stamp Club ............................................................542-9153 duPont Company Retirees .......................................................454-1083 Edison Porcelain Artists ............................................................415-2484 Ft Myers UDC Chapter 2614 (United Daughters of the Confederacy ..................................728-3743 Friendship Force Of SW FL ......................................................561-9164 The Horticulture and Tea Society .............................................472-8334 Horticultural Society .................................................................472-6940 Lee County Genealogical Society .............................................549-9625 Lee Trust for Historic Preservation ...........................................939-7278 NARFE(National Active & Retired Federal Employees .............482-6713 Navy Seabees Veterans of America ..........................................731-1901 Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL ....................................................667-1354 Sons of Confederate Veterans ..................................................332-2408 Southwest Florida Fencing Academy ........................................939-1338 Southwest Florida Music Association ........................................561-2118 Kiwanis Clubs: Fort Myers Beach.................................................765-4254 or 454-8090 Fort Myers Edison .....................................................................694-1056 Fort Myers South ......................................................................691-1405 Gateway to the Islands..............................................................415-3100 Iona-McGregor..........................................................................482-0869Lions Clubs:Fort Myers Beach......................................................................463-9738 Fort Myers High Noon ...............................................................466-4228 Estero/South Fort Myers ...........................................................898-1921 Notre Dame Club of Lee County .............................................. 768-0417 POLO Club of Lee County.........................................................477-4906 Rotary Club of Fort Myers .........................................................332-8158 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society ................................................472-6940 United Way of Lee County ........................................................433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour) .................................211 or 433-3900AREA ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum ................................................395-2233 Burroughs Home ......................................................................337-9505 Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium ........................................275-3435 Edison & Ford Winter Estates ...................................................334-3614 Fort Myers Skate Park ..............................................................321-7558 Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium ............................321-7420 JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge ................................472-1100 Koreshan State Historic Site ..............................................239-992-0311 Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center .......................765-8101 Skatium ......................................................................................321-7510 Southwest Florida 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 27 THE RIVER MARCH 7, 201430 Pets Of The Week Hello, my name is Heatherand I am a three-year-old spayed female blue and white pit bull terrier Comments: Im a celebrity for all the wrong reasons. My story got a lot of media attention when my owner was videotaped dumping me and my canine companion at the shelter in the middle of the night. Both of us were in poor condition. Im doing much better now and could sure use a good loving home where Ill be appreciated for the good girl I am. Adoption fee: $45 during Mardi Paw Adoption Promotion. Hi, my name is Titan Iand I am a twoyear-old orange and white tabby neutered male domestic short hair cat. I have a cute little pixie face and a personality to match. I promise to provide you with hours of entertainment plus lots of love and affection because thats just the kind of kitty I am! Adoption fee: $50 or $10 if you adopt me on Cat Tuesday (all Tuesdays during March). For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www. LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Titan ID# 582958 Heather ID# 582413 photos by squaredogphoto.com


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