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FREETake Me Home VOL. 13, NO. 10 MARCH 14, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com St. Patrocks Day Super Bash And Benefit Returns To Fort Myers BeachOn Sunday and Monday, March 16 and 17, Nervous Nellies presents its third annual St. Patrocks Day Super Bash & Benefit on Fort Myers Beach. The two-day fundraiser features live music, a cabbage bowling contest, raffles, a 50/50 drawing, vendors, and, of course, green beer. The popular eatery hopes to break its record by selling 6,000 pounds of corned beef during the celebration. On Sunday, live music begins at 1 p.m. with Mike Gleane. The Dweebs, a Wisconsin-based band, will rock the dock from 4 to 7 p.m. followed by High Tide until 10 p.m. Proceeds from the days even benefit the Lynx Educational Foundation. On Monday, the St. Patrocks Day Kick-Off Concert begins at 1 p.m. with Dave Collaton, followed by the Dweebs and 4 p.m. and finishing off with Left of Center. Proceeds from Monday benefit the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery is located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach. The GPS coordinates for the Fort Myers Historic Seaport at Nervous Nellies Marina are 26.41 N 81.18 W. For more information, call 463-8077 or go to www.nervousnellies.net. Jim Curry Tribute To The Music Of John DenverShell Point Retirement Communitys Fine & Performing Arts Concert Series concludes with Take Me Home: A Tribute to the Music of John Denver with Jim Curry on Monday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. in The Village Church Auditorium. Denver was a beloved singer/songwriter whose music has stood the test of time. Currys uncanny ability to mirror Denvers voice and clean-cut look takes listeners back to the time when Rocky Mountain High, Sunshine, Calypso and Annies Song topped the charts. Tickets are $35. To purchase tickets, or to learn more about The Shell Point Fine & Performing Arts Concert Series, visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts or call 454-2067. Jim Curry Music lovers gathered outside of Nervous Nellies for an outdoor concert in 2012 Heights Center Presents Nashville Songwriters Live Three highly accomplished hit songwriters will perform their popular compositions and tell the stories behind them on Tuesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. at The Heights Center in Fort Myers. Nashville Songwriters on Stage will feature the famous Gordon Kennedy ( Change the World), Danny Flowers ( Tulsa Time) and Grammy award-winning Randy Thomas (Butterfly Kisses). General admission tickets are $75 and VIP tickets that include a reception with hors doeuvres, cocktails and meet and greet with the songwriters are $150. Tickets can be reserved online until March 21 at www.heightsfoundation.org. For more information, call 482-7706 or visit www.heightsfoundation.org. All proceeds benefit the Heights Center, a place for education, opportunity, and enrichment whose mission is to promote family and community development, support education, health and wellness, and provide the benefits of enrichment, expressive and cultural arts in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. About the Artists Danny Flowers may be best known for having penned classic hits for other artists, but also as a solo artist his bluesy blend of raw emotion, combined with a heartfelt yearning. His writing credits span several genres and his flexibility as a guitarist and wordsmith is well-known. He penned Tulsa Time for Eric Clapton, which Don Williams also cut. Williams then had hits with Back in My Younger Days, Senorita and To Be Your Man. Emmylou Harris recorded Before Believing and Gulf Coast Highway was recorded by Harris and Willie Nelson as well as by Nanci Griffith and Evangeline. Gordon Kennedy is a multi-Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer, world-class guitarist and visionary at the forefront of Nashvilles music community. Kennedys name became nationally recognized when he won Song of the Year at the 1997 Grammys for Eric Claptons No. 1 hit, Change the World, which he cowrote with Wayne Kirkpatrick and Tommy Sims. In addition to his work with Clapton, Kennedy has had his songs cut by musical greats, including Bonnie Raitt, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Bruce Hornsby, Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Alison Krauss, Nickel Creek, Peter Frampton, George Strait, Martina McBride, Joan Osborne, Wynonna, Jerry Reed and, most recently, bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs. continued on page 5 Danny Flowers Gordon Kennedy Randy Thomas


THE RIVER MARCH 14, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Sailing To Monroe Streetby Gerri Reaves, PhDWhen EM Williams photographed this harbor view between 1875 and 1880, he took what is one of the earliest known photos of downtown Fort Myers. As was typical of early photographers, Williams ran a drugstore, a profession that gave him access to the chemicals necessary to develop photographs and sell them. Taken several years before the town incorporated, the historic photo demonstrates how, until infill projects began in the 1920s, First Street ended at Monroe or as its often put, dropped off into the river. By the end of the 1920s, however, the building of the city park and West First had mapped the area much as we know it today. But in the 1870s, boats pulling ashore at Monroe saw a mostly undeveloped waterfront and the small dock pictured here. Note the guide boat and the large fish piled on the dock. The dock was likely associated with Miguell Morales store, which lay near the foot of Monroe Street on the east side (the spelling of his name varies in sources). Morales also ran a restaurant and boarding house in the late 1880s. Right center in the photo is the Blount dock at Hendry Street. Jehu J. Blounts general store was established in the 1870s on the northwest corner at First and Hendry and was one of the towns first businesses. A dock had existed at Hendry since the U.S. Army built one at the fort in the 1850s. Rebuilt several times, it remained there until the late 1930s. In its last decades, that mainstay of the towns business and transportation was called the Hendry Street or Ireland Dock. The steamer (left center distance) is identified as one of first on the river, either Fearless, which ran from Punta Gorda to Naples in the pre-railroad days, or the Spitfire, a small steamer that belonged to Capt. Peter Nelson, founder of Alva and one of Lee Countys very first commissioners. Since the 1870s, development and infill projects have forever altered the riverfront at Monroe. The Atlantic Coastline Railroad (ACL) chugged down the street in 1904 and spawned much commercial activity. Until the mid-20th century, Monroe south of Second Street was crowded with a complex of warehouses and packing houses, the ACL freight and passenger depots, and the enormous Lee County Packing Plant on the river. Who knows, in the far future the Caloosahatchee might once again lap the shore at First and Monroe and restore the waterfront where pioneers tied up their sailboats and unloaded their catch. Walk down to First and Monroe and ponder the countless changes the waterfront has undergone since the 1870s. Then take a walk to 2031 Jackson Street to the Southwest Florida Museum of History to see exhibits about those early days. For information, call 321-7430 or go to museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Learn still more about local history at the Southwest Florida Historical Societys research center at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. 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 and The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer. 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 The railroad, warehouses, and the long-lived Lee County Packing Plant have come and gone, and infill has extended the town riverward. Centennial Park and the City of Palms Parking Garage have replaced the rustic dock. photo by Gerri Reaves This scene at Monroe Street at the river was taken between 1875 and 1880 courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society


3 THE RIVER MARCH 14, 2014 Fort Myers Public Art: Public Art Tour Features Fort MyersHistory by Tom HallGuided walking tours continue to gain popularity and momentum. As scores of people are discovering around the globe, walking tours provide an inexpensive yet engaging way to learn about a citys history, gain insight about its people and culture, and get some fresh air, vitamin D and exercise in a casual, fun-filled way. New on the scene in many locales are public art walking tours. Denver has a tour that circumambulates its Golden Triangle Cultural District. In Chicago, Art in the Loop includes stops at works by Picasso, Miro and Chagall. Philadelphia not only has more public art than any city in the world except Paris, but a guided public art walking tour thats as exceptional as its extensive public art collection. Olympia, Washington has one thats sponsored by its parks, arts and recreation department in partnership with its arts commission. True Tours Public Art Walking Tour gives folks who dont consider themselves art enthusiasts a novel way to enjoy fascinating stories about Fort Myers early development that they simply wont hear anywhere else. Its kind of like having Andy Warhol squire you around the Union Square neighborhood where his factory was located, or Robert Rauschenberg take you bar hopping on Captiva. Youre not only going to see some things you wouldnt otherwise see, youll see them through the unique perspective of artists people who make a living through their uncanny ability to see people, places and events in unconventional ways. For example, two downtown artworks tell the story of how a couple of companies of black soldiers kept the fort from which Fort Myers takes its name from being burned to the ground during the Civil War. Muralist Barbara Jo Revelle speculates that had the fort been raized, there may have never been a Fort Myers as we know it today, and she was motivated to tell that tale in an article that appeared in Population Today magazine in 1997 that identified Fort Myers as one of the most segregated cities in the South. Thats not a story politicians and civic leaders go out of their way to tell. Revelle goes as far as suggesting that this chapter in Fort Myers early history may have even been suppressed although she doesnt say by whom. But whether Revelle is right or wrong is not the point. She offers a unique perspective and tourtakers relish the opportunity to speculate about what might have happened had the Confederate cow cavalry won the Battle of Fort Myers and set fire to the fort, leaving no wood for settlers to use in building homes and trading posts in the months following the end of the war between the states. To ensure that the Public Art Walking Tour is chock full of behind-the-scenes drama and gossip, I stay in touch with the medley of internationally-renowned artists who have created the more than 45 public artworks that dot the downtown Fort Myers landscape. Tour-takers also get a taste of what the future of public art in Fort Myers might hold, especially as the city works to reinvent itself as a player in the convention and trade show market through the construction of a 10-story riverfront hotel and attached 120,000-square-foot event center where Harborside stands today. The Public Art Walking Tour of the downtown Fort Myers River District is offered at 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoons, although special tours leave from the Franklin Shops on other days and times to accommodate groups of eight or more. For reservations, call True Tours at 945-0405. 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. One of Fort Myers most recognizable public art installations, Fire Dance, was dedicated on March 2, 2012. It is located in Centennial Park in downtowns historic River District. 33 Patio DeLeon, Downtown Fort Myers (239) 337-3377OPEN Mon-ur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sun Closed 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 Republican Womens Club Dinner Meeting 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.


THE RIVER MARCH 14, 20144 Hartner Named Countys Citizen Of The YearThe Lee County Board of County Commissioners selected Dr. Judith Hartner as the recipient of the Paulette Burton Citizen of the Year Award for 2013. The award, announced last week at the regularly scheduled BoCC meeting, is granted to the citizen who has provided outstanding civic contributions to Lee County government. I am surprised, said Hartner, director of the Florida Department of Health in Lee County. And I am very grateful. County commissioners chose her from a field of eight nominees. The finalists included Rose Garcia and Ismael Hernandez. Hartner, a 22-year veteran leader of the local health department, is credited with spurring the development of numerous programs outside of public health through partnerships, a positive attitude and collaboration between the community and government. Most recently, she was active in the Transit Task Force, 21st Century Collaboration, Complete Streets resolutions and as a contributor to the revised Lee County Comprehensive and Sustainability plans. She introduced Lee County to the strong link between the built environment and the growing burden of chronic diseases. Hartner has served the Lee County Chapter of the American Red Cross, Healthy Start Coalition of Southwest Florida, Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida, Salvation Army, Salus Care, Child Mental Health Committee, School Health Advisory Committee, Healthy Lee Steering Committee and the Executive Committee of Community Health Visioning 2017. In addition, through her staff she supported creation of the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition, Safe Kids Coalition of Lee County (now of Lee and Collier counties), a statewide drowning prevention program, Floridas first National Drowning Prevention Symposium, the National Drowning Prevention Alliance, Streets Alive of Lee County, Tobacco Free Lee Coalition and creation of the national model for the Sharps Disposal Program. The Paulette Burton Citizen of the Year Award was created in 1991 in honor of Mrs. Burton, who died tragically in an automobile accident. A long time Sanibel resident and government watchdog, Burton spent many years serving as a voice of the people to the Lee County Board of County Commissioners as well as playing an active role in Sanibel politics. Voices For Kids Names OfficersDarlene Ann Grossman, Executive Director of Voices For Kids of Southwest Florida (VFK), announced the groups 2014 officers. They include: President Kathleen Davey, Dean Emeritus, FGCU; Vice President Debra Newell, VP/ branch manager, IberiaBank; Treasurer Maureen OBrien, retired partner, Deloitte; Secretary Lori Burke, program specialist, MADD. We are pleased that all our members are committed to helping make the lives of abused, neglected, and abandoned children in Southwest Florida safer, said Grossman. Our board members help VFK raise funds that directly support the Guardian ad Litem program in the 20th District Circuit (Lee, Hendry, Glades, Charlotte and Collier counties) and our Kids Being Kids program, which provides those items which give the children a sense of normalcy and help them to fit in. Voices For Kids of Southwest Florida is a non-profit agency supporting Floridas 20th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem program in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The program recruits trains and retains volunteers who advocate for abused, neglected and abandoned children and become their voice in court, school, the child welfare system and the community. VFKs mission is to ensure every abused, neglected, and abandoned child in Southwest Florida has a Guardian ad Litem volunteer (GAL), and every GAL has access to financial assistance and resources available for meeting the childs health, educational and social needs, not provided by any other source. For further information, visit www. voicesforkids.org or call 533-1435. Ingram Elected Chairman Of The BoardCharlie Ingram was elected chairman of the board of The Heights Foundation and The Heights Center. Since 1992, Ingram has been a professional in corporate management and training, working in small, entrepreneurial as well as multi-thousand employee corporate settings. In 2008, he launched Veritas Employer Services in Bonita Springs. Veritas serves club and hospitality organizations with customized human resources and administrative solutions. Ingrams background also includes serving as president of the Dunbar Village Center after school program, president of The Heights Foundation, program coordinator of the Rotary Club of Fort Myers-South, graduate of Leadership Lee County-1999, and an elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church of Fort Myers. Ingram succeeds outgoing foundation chairman Victor Mayeron, who served on the board of directors for nine years, five of which he served as chairman of the board. Mayeron stepped down at the end of 2013 to become a director emeritus. For more information visit www. heightsfoundation.org. Recording Office Open April 26Work all week? Children in school? Summer vacation is coming and you need to get a passport? The Lee County Clerk Of Courts Recording Office will be offering special hours on Saturday, April 26 so you dont have to take your child out of school or time from your busy weekday schedule to apply for a Passport. Instead, visit the Clerk of Court Recording Office on April 26 to process your *passport application, marriage license or have your wedding ceremony. Passport photo services will also be available. The Clerk of Court Recording Office is located in the Lee County Administration Building, 2115 Second Street, 2nd Floor in Fort Myers. Hours on Saturday April 26 will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No appointments are necessary. *Currently, regular passport service turnaround time is approximately 4 to 6 weeks and expedited passport service turnaround time is approximately 2 to 3 weeks. Visit www.leeclerk.org for additional passport or marriage license information or call 533-5007. 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5 THE RIVER MARCH 14, 2014 The Whale Opens At Theatre ConspiracyTheatre Conspiracy will present The Whale by Obie-award-winner Samuel D. Hunter at the Foulds Theatre at Lee County Alliance for the Arts on Friday, March 14. Big-hearted and fiercely funny, The Whale tells the story of a mans last chance at redemption, and of finding beauty in the most unexpected places. Small-town Idaho is the setting for the characters who inhabit the world of The Whale. The people and the place draw you deep into the story through Hunters skillful writing. The issues are anything but small. For starters, its protagonist, Charlie, weighs 600 pounds. In an interview with The New York Times, Hunter said, Sure, the visual is intentionally initially shocking, in the same way that having an actor who is seven feet tall would be initially shocking. But, hopefully, by the end Charlie becomes an unlikely vehicle for the audiences empathy. Charlie teaches online writing courses from his Idaho apartment; his weight keeps him isolated from the physical world outside. He reaches out to his daughter Ellie, who he has not seen for 15 years and who is a teenager pushing against the adults in her life. Elder Thomas, a young Mormon on his two-year mission, suddenly shows up at his door. Then theres Liz, a devoted friend and caregiver. Charlie deals with more than weight issues; issues from his past have brought him to a crisis in the present. For me the play is fundamentally a story of a father trying to reconnect with his daughter, said Hunter. Theatre Conspiracys production features Producing Artistic Direct Bill Taylor, Will Harbison, Jennifer Grant, Jennifer Koch and Annie Wagner. The show runs March 14 to 29. Tickets are $20. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. with one Sunday matinee on March 23 at 2 p.m. Opening night is pay what you will and Thursdays are buy one get one half off. Tickets can be purchased by calling Theatre Conspiracys box office at 936-3239 or by visiting www.theatreconspiracy.org. From page 1Nashville SongwritersSome of his most notable cuts include his Bonnie Raitt singles, I Cant Help You Now and I Will Not Be Broken, his Garth Brooks single, You Move Me, which reached No. 2 on the country charts, and his Alison Krauss cut, Maybe. Randy Thomas has received numerous awards for his work in the pop, country, and Christian genres. These include the Grammy, Dove, ASCAP, NSAI, and Nashville Music awards. His pop/country smash Butterfly Kisses has been performed and recorded by numerous artists and was the crossover hit of Written with Bob Carlisle, it was #1 for seven weeks on Adult Contemporary radio, won a Grammy for country song of the year, and sold three million CDs. Thomas is currently worship director for Westminster Presbyterian Church in Fort Myers, and is still very active writing and producing and recording. The Heights Foundation is located at 15570 Hagie Drive. The Whale in silhouette Fitting the whale costume 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 Whale costume Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


THE RIVER MARCH 14, 20146 Local Waters/ Local Charts Class Offeredsubmitted by Cdr. Ron TerciakThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering the popular Local Waters/Local Charts class on Saturday, March 15 from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class is directed towards new boaters and boaters new to the area as well as those wishing to learn chart reading. It will provide the boater with some of the basics of navigation, oriented to the Fort Myers area. Students will be using chart #11427 and they must bring this chart to class. Optional On-The-Water training is also offered at a later date. Check with the class instructor for details. The cost of the class is $45 per person. The class is being taught 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. Craft SalePalmetto Palms RV Resort will hold a Craft and White Elephant Sale on Saturday, March 15 from 8 a.m. to noon. Coffee and doughnuts will be available. The public is invited to attend this sale. The RV resort is located at 19681 Summerlin Road in Fort Myers. For additional information, call Marge Gregg at 466-5331. NARFE Meeting The next meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), South Lee County Chapter #1263, will be held on Wednesday, March 19 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, located at 4690 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. The guest speaker will be Ross Hollander of the American Red Cross, discussing the new CPR lifesaving technique. For more information, call 4826713. Sailor Circus TripThe Kennedy Kruisers are off again to enjoy the wondrous performances of the Sailor Circus on Saturday, March 29. Presented by the Lake Kennedy Center in Cape Coral, bust trip participants should arrive by 7:45 a.m. for the 8 a.m. departure. The approximate return time is 5 p.m. For more than 60 years, Sailor Circus has thrilled audiences around the globe with outstanding feats performed by children from Sarasota. As performers in Americas oldest youth circus, these students are recognized as major contributors to the circus legacy in Sarasota. The Circus Arts Conservatory Sailor Circus is a non-profit organization with the goal of helping youth develop life management skills, self-discipline and to gain confidence while learning through the circus arts. This excursion includes a Dutch treat breakfast at the Der Dutchman Restaurant. The cost is $50 per member and $55 for non-members. Call the Lake Kennedy Center at 5740575 to make reservations or for additional details. Safari Day TripThe Kennedy Kruisers are going to Lakeland to experience Safari Wilderness Ranch. This is not a zoo or theme park. There are no crowds and no lines. Experienced driver guides will tour guests through large herds of exotic game on over 260 acres of pristine wilderness in customized safari vehicles, fitted with shade canopies and stadium seating. The trip is March 14 and the cost is $65 per member and $70 per non-member. Excursion includes a stop for a Dutch treat breakfast at Cracker Barrel. Contact Lake Kennedy Senior Center 574-0575 for reservations. 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! Hortoons CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish Untangle tackle from vegetation and discard it responsibly Our email address is press@riverweekly.com To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


7 THE RIVER MARCH 14, 2014 Marina At Edison Ford Now OpenThe Marina at Edison Ford is officially open. Created by revitalizing what was formerly the Royal Palm Yacht Club, The Marina at Edison Ford is open to the public and ready to host visitors by boat or car and at its onsite Pinchers Crab Shack restaurant. The ground floor has a dedicated kitchen and private dining areas and will primarily be used for private events and catering and can host up to 250 people. Brian Martin, former owner of Evoo, is the executive chef. It also houses facilities for guests who choose to rent a slip and dock overnight or for the weekend. The first floor features work by renowned photographer Alan Maltz of Key West. Company founder Tony Phelan said he chose to feature Maltzs work because of its representation of Old Florida and the ambiance of the company, owned by a group of local investors. The second floor is leased by Pinchers Crab Shack and houses the chains newest location. Featuring panoramic river views with a full bar, raw bar, indoor and outdoor seating, it too is open to the public, serving dinner from 4 to 10 p.m. through March 14, after which it will be open for lunch and dinner with regular hours of 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.The propertys 45-slip marina will host a variety of activities. The Southwest Florida Yacht Club, with 270 members, will call the marina home while leaving plenty of room for patrons who prefer to travel by boat to the restaurant. Dockage while dining will be free and boats up to 80 feet long can be accommodated. Captiva Cruises will offer trips leaving from the marina every Wednesday. Additional cruises and dates of operation will be added later on.The Marina at Edison Ford is located at 2360 West First Street in downtown Fort Myers (or Marker 54 by boat). Concert SeriesA chamber music concert will be presented at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Fort Myers by the Trio of the Americas on Friday, March 21 beginning at 7:30 p.m. The trio consists of world-class musicians violinist James Rapp, cellist Jose Alfredo Mazariegos and pianist William Dawson. The program includes the masterwork Trio No. 1 in D Minor by Felix Mendelssohn as well as other works by Schumann, Chopin and Brahms. A special feature of the concert will be a world premiere of a work by Fort Myers composer and pianist William Dawson. The work is entitled River Suite and is based on well known traditional songs that pertain to rivers, such as Suwannee River. The three performing artist have impressive professional backgrounds. Mazariegos will be traveling from his native Guatemala, where he is director of the Escuela Superior de Arte at Universidad Galileo. He has a long and illustrious career as principal cellist and assistant conductor of the Orquesta Sinfnica Nacional. He has concertized at numerous venues throughout Latin America and North America. Rapp is a graduate of Juilliard in New York. He has performed at the Aspen Music Festival and played under the legendary conductor Leopold Stokowski at Carnegie Hall. Rapp is a resident of Fort Myers. Dawson has had a long career as professor of music in Miami and Texas. He is an alumnus of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where he studied with the world famed concert pianist Rudolf Serkin. Dawson completed his graduate studies at Yale University. He has been soloist with the Boston Pops and has given solo and chamber music concerts in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the U.S. The concert is open to the public with no admission cost. A free will offering will be taken. Covenant Presbyterian Church is located at 2439 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. Trio of the Americas 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 Alliance Spring Art ShowOn Saturday, March 29, more than 30 local artists will present their work during the Alliance for the Arts 3rd annual Spring Art Affair at the Bell Tower Shops, Fort Myers. The free outdoor art fair features a wide variety of mediums, including oil, acrylic and mixed media painting, photography, custom jewelry, furniture and hand woven baskets. Local artists will include Art by Kids with Cancer, Jane Baker, Maureen Compagnoni, DLynne Designs, Eaton Designs, Zdenka Fiala, Lucia Garcia, Katie Gardenia, Larry Garland, Victoria Hubacz, KB Spirit Designs, Kathy Kuser, Ernie Maier, Me and Mathilda, Sherry Moesch, Glory Mooberry, Michael Moukios, Kelly Muselman, Douglas Patterson, Terry Stone, Stanley Timson, Andrea Trank, Chris Young and Vilela Jewels and Art. Artists will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Artists wishing to participate have until March 15 to register. Download the prospectus atArtInLee.org or learn more by calling 939-2787. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER MARCH 14, 20148 Along The RiverIn 1737, the first public St. Patricks Day celebration was held, not in Ireland, but in Boston, Massachusetts. It wasnt until 1931 that the first parade honoring the patron saint of Ireland who died on March 17 in the year 461 was held on the Emerald Isle. While many Catholics still quietly celebrate the religious holiday by going to mass, St. Patricks Day has become a celebration of Irish heritage, recognized by many cultures around the globe. Other nations that celebrate St. Patricks Day include New Zealand, Canada, Japan and Argentina. Lee County boasts several St. Patricks Day celebrations featuring food, drink and all things green that are fun for the entire family: On Sunday and Monday, Nervous Nellies on Fort Myers Beach will Rock the Dock at its 3rd annual St. Patrocks Day Super Bash & Benefit. The two-day fundraiser features live music, a cabbage bowling contest, raffles, a 50/50 drawing, vendors, and, of course, green beer. The popular eatery hopes to break its record by selling 6,000 pounds of corned beef during the celebration. On Sunday, live music begins at 1 p.m. with Mike Gleane. The Dweebs, a Wisconsin-based band, will rock the dock from 4 to 7 p.m. followed by High Tide until 10 p.m. Proceeds from the days even benefit the Lynx Educational Foundation. On Monday, the St. Patrocks Day kick-off concert begins at 1 p.m. with Dave Collaton, followed by the Dweebs at 4 p.m. and finishing off with Left of Center. Proceeds from Monday benefit the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery is located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach. The GPS coordinates for the Fort Myers Historic Seaport at Nervous Nellies Marina are 26.41 N 81.18 W. For more information, call 4638077 or go to www.nervousnellies.net. On Monday, the 16th annual Town of Fort Myers Beach St. Patricks Day Parade is from 10 to 11 a.m. The route is from Santini Marina Plaza North on Estero Boulevard to the Church of the Ascension. There will be floats and live music from performers such as the Lee County Pipe and Drum Corps. For more information, call the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce at 4547500 or click on Events at www.fortmyersbeach.org. On Monday from 4 to 10 p.m., downtown Fort Myers historic River District holds its annual St. Paddys Day Block Party. The party, held on First Street and Hendry Street, is free for visitors of all ages. It kicks off with a performance by the Edison Ford Wild Wizard at 5 p.m. followed by the walking parade at 6 p.m. Along with family entertainment on the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center stage, the party includes live music, a kids zone, a parade, and, of course, green beer. For more information, call 855-732-3836. Captiva Cruises now offers daily boat cruises and tours from Captiva Island to the historic Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers. The boat departs at 10 a.m. and cruise time aboard Santiva is approximately one hour and 40 minutes. Reservations are required. In 1885, Thomas Edison fell in love with the village of Fort Myers while searching for the perfect material for his light bulb filament. He and Henry Ford became good friends through their work with the Detroit Edison Illuminating Company. Soon after, Edison and Ford became neighbors in Fort Myers. On your cruise along the shorelines of Captiva and Sanibel and up the Caloosahatchee, youll learn about the history and ecology of this vital ecosystem. Take a private tour of the Edison & Ford Estates homes and grounds after lunch at the new Marina at Edison Ford. Created by revitalizing what was formerly the Royal Palm Yacht Club, the Marina at Edison Ford is ready to host visitors at its on-site Pinchers Crab Shack restaurant. Captiva Cruises also offers dolphin watch and wildlife cruises that make for memorable family adventures. The tour company reports seeing dolphins on approximately 95 percent of its cruises. The trip runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and is narrated by volunteers from the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. Captiva Cruises is located at McCarthys Marina, 11401 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva Island. For reservations, call 472-5300 or go to www.captivacruises.com. Captiva Cruises now offers its boat cruise and Edison & Ford Estates tour every day. Here, Thomas and Mina Edison characters prepare to board the Santiva. There are numerous celebrations in honor of Saint Patrick on Sunday and Monday PARISCity Of Light, City Of LoveA Standard Flower Showpresented byThe Royal Palm Garden ClubMember Of National Garden Clubs, Inc., Deep South RegionAndFlorida Federation Of Garden Clubs, Inc., District IxMarch 20 & 21, 2014Thursday: 4 8 p.m. & Friday: 9 a.m. 3 p.m.Berne Davis Botanical Gardens2166 Virginia Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33901Open and free to the public To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


9 THE RIVER MARCH 14, 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 are 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 themed 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 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 twodrink 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 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 St. Patrocks Day Bash returns to Nervous Nellies on Sunday and Monday. The Fort Myers Beach eatery hopes to sell more than 6,000 pounds of corned beef during the celebration. ISLAND COWcontinued on page 21 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 14, 201410


11 THE RIVER MARCH 14, 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. March For Meals Champions WeekCommunity Cooperative Ministries, Inc. announced that it will be hosting Community Champions Week as part of its March For Meals campaign. Area dignitaries will be participating in the event to show their support for our communitys homebound and hungry seniors. According to Tracey Galloway, CEO of CCMI, the need within the Southwest Florida community continues to grow. Currently, our Meals On Wheels program delivers over 400 hot meals every day to the local area homebound community, said Galloway. Many times we provide the only hot meal and social interaction for this segment of the community each day. Our annual numbers are reaching over the 100,000 meals delivered mark and continue to grow. March For Meals is a national campaign during the month of March, initiated by the Meals On Wheels Association of America, which seeks to raise awareness of senior hunger and to encourage action on the part of the local community. Senior nutrition programs across the United States, like CCMI, promote March For Meals in their local communities through public events, partnerships with local businesses, volunteer recruitment and fundraising initiatives. Community Champions Week is a component of March For Meals that utilizes the involvement of local mayors and other local personalities. Scheduled participants during CCMI/ March For Meals Community Champions Week include: Monday, March 17 Earnest Graham, NFL player, and Brian Hammon, Lee County Commissioner Wednesday, March 19 Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson and WINK TV news anchor Lois Thome Thursday, March 20 Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott CCMI serves Fort Myers and the greater Lee County area, including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. CCMI works in partnership with United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades, Harry Chapin Food Bank and regional community foundations as well as collaborating with fellow community and service groups including The School District of Lee County and numerous churches, businesses and community support organizations. For more information, call 332-7687 or visit www.ccmileecounty.com. Storytelling WorkshopOn March 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., nationally acclaimed storyteller Kim Weitkamp will show a fun, easy way to pull numerous story ideas out of personal experiences using her memory mapping and storybox techniques. Members of the workshop will learn a quick, simple way to turn any interesting situation into a wellrounded 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 you build your 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, 2439 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. The cost is $15, cash requested. For more information or to RSVP, call Mary Lou Williams at 2676480 or email mwfortmyers@aol.com. Weitkamp is a nationally known storyteller who has performed at festivals throughout the country and at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee. For more information about Weitkamp, visit www. kimweitkamp.com. Kim Weitkamp 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 A Legacy In Song ConcertSt. Peter Lutheran Church will host A Legacy In Song, a special concert event to be held on Tuesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. The concert will feature a lineup of world-class and acclaimed soloists. Robert Beane, tenor, appears in concert programs in Southwest Florida and on international stages. Katherine Beane, mezzo soprano, is Professor of Voice at Drake University Community School of Music, Des Moines, Iowa. Douglas Renfroe, bass baritone, has appeared throughout Europe and the United States including Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. Sarah Thompson Johansen, soprano, is a performer in opera, concert, recital and musical theatre. Shirley Roe, accompanist, is Artist-in-Residence at St. Peter Lutheran Church and has performed in concert with the Toledo Symphony and worked with Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein. The program will feature classical, Broadway, sacred and operatic selections. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Free-will donations will be accepted. St. Peter Lutheran Church is located at 3751 Estero Boulevard in Fort Myers Beach. Robert Beane Katherine Beane Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER MARCH 14, 201412 Get That Tarpon Gear Ready Theyre Here!by Capt. Matt MitchellWith our transition into spring now well under way, each almost weekly cold front seems shorter and milder than the last. The windy conditions we are experiencing are pretty much normal for March, so fishing and finding places to catch fish is the challenge for anglers this month. Shiners have still been a little hit and miss so the majority of my fishing is still with live shrimp and cut ladyfish chunks. Add to that the clocks moving forward one hour and its really a scramble with a small window of time to catch bait before picking up clients at 8 a.m. With another week of warm weather behind us and our water temperature holding steady in the mid 70s, tarpon sightings are becoming more and more numerous. Although we are a roughly a month away from tarpon season kicking into high gear, reports of anglers catching tarpon have already started to come in. Most of these reports are coming from anglers fishing the Cape Coral and Fort Myers bridges up the Caloosahatchee river and the Sword Point area southeast of Matlacha Pass. Twice this week while catching trout and mackerel just west of Regla Island, I saw a small pod of rolling tarpon in roughly the 50-pound range. I think most of these tarpon we see early in the season are our resident fish just moving out from their winter haunts and not part of the major migration. With threadfin herring starting to show up in good numbers this is a good indication that fishable numbers of tarpon are not that far away. Tarpon fishing without a doubt is my favorite fishing of the year. This fish offers anglers of all skill levels a chance to do battle with them using numerous methods and techniques. From a simple cut bait rig to sight fishing on the fly rod and everything in between, you can catch a tarpon. No matter how many tarpon you have caught or seen caught in your life you still see these fish make jumps and moves you have never seen before. Add to that the sheer brute strength they possess and nothing else that swims in our waters even comes close to hooked a tarpon. Simply put, no matter where in the world you fish, these are ultimate saltwater game fish. My preferred way to catch tarpon is a spinning rod. I basically use two types of spinning rods rigged a few different ways. For live bait spinning rods I use a 71/2to 8-foot medium heavy rod rated 20to 30-pound test. This longer rod helps a lot when you need to make a longer cast to present the bait to rolling fish. The reels on these rods are a 6500 series spinning reel filled full with about 300 yards of 50-pound braid. For terminal tackle on the live bait spinning rods I go with a 6-foot piece of a 60or 80-pound fluorocarbon leader. When the water is really clear I might even drop down to as little as a 40or 50-pound fluorocarbon leader if thats what it takes to get a bite. For a hook on this rig I go with a live bait circle hook anywhere from 4/0 to 8/0. The size of the hook depends on the size of the live bait youre fishing, the bigger the bait the bigger the hook. I fish this same rig freeline and with a float just above the leader depending on the presentation Im looking for. Use this set up with live threadfin herring, pinfish and crabs. My cut bait spinning rods are a little heavier and shorter. For these I go with a 7-foot heavy action rod rated 20to 40-pound test. On these rods I use 7500 series spinning rods filled with about 300 yards of 65-pound braid. Terminal tackle on these consists of a 6to 8-foot piece of 80-pound fluorocarbon leader and a 12/0 cut bait circle hook. Baits for this include cut mullet, catfish tails and cut ladyfish. These rods are cast out while the boat is anchored and simply put in the rod holder until a fish picks up the bait. Ideally every tarpon would be sightfished in slick calm water, watching the fish eat a well-presented bait. But realistically during windy and less than perfect conditions cut bait can get it done when nothing else will. My everyday tarpon spread combines both of these methods, clients fishing live baits under floats from the bow and cut baits out the back of the boat. Start getting your tarpon tackle ready. The season for these silver kings is just around the corner.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. 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13 THE RIVER MARCH 14, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Sick Baby Squirrelby Patricia MolloyHumans are always a young, wild animals last hope for survival, never its best hope, cautioned Dr. Heather Barron, clinic director. A young animal should only be removed from the wild after all avenues to reunite it with an adult animal have been explored. On March 4, a juvenile eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) was admitted to CROW. A local homeowner had found the little furry mammal on the ground. Despite a thorough investigation, no nest could be found. Noticing that the squirrel was lethargic and potentially ill, she contacted a first responder at CROW for further instructions. When the squirrel arrived at the wildlife clinic, it was cold to the touch, thin and infested with fleas. Blood tests revealed that the squirrel, patient #0374, was severely anaemic and dehydrated because the tiny parasites had feasted on the babys warm blood. Before it could be fed, the fleas were removed and the little squirrel was placed in a warm incubator. Once its core temperature had recovered, the squirrel was fed Rebound, an electrolyte serum much like Pedialyte for human infants and children. Fox Valley formula, a milk replacer specifically designed for baby squirrels, eastern cottontails and opossums, was then introduced to its diet. As soon as the squirrel is weaned and can eat soaked monkey biscuits, vegetables and fruit, it will be transferred to an outdoor enclosure where the active youngster can learn essential social behavior from other squirrel patients. Before long, the adorable little tree dweller will be returned to its home territory. If you find a baby bird or mammal, observe it from a distance to see if its mommy returns; she will likely retrieve it as soon as she hears its cries. If you find a baby that is in immanent danger of a predator attack while waiting for its mom, it may be acceptable to intervene. CROW suggests placing the little one in a faux nest (cardboard box or pet carrier), making sure that it is well ventilated, and attaching it to a nearby tree. If mom does not return or you fear that the baby is ill, like the squirrel in this story contact a first responder in patient admissions at CROW (472-3644) for further instructions. 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. This eastern gray squirrel, patient #0374, was found alone on the ground by a local homeowner. The baby was infested with fleas, resulting in dehydration and anaemia. 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 14, 201414 Bird Viewing Made Easy At Lakes ParkBird viewing in Lakes Regional Park just got easier. Lakes Regional Park is a significant Southwest Florida nesting rookery but viewing the hundreds of birds on their nests has been difficult until now. The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation has made it easier with the installation of a two-level wildlife viewing scope in the park with an adjacent colorful bird identification sign. The wildlife scope is located on the bridge spanning the parks main lake and has two viewing levels, with the upper level for adults and the lower level for children and people who use wheelchairs. Lakes Park offers views of migrating birds with more than 1,000 nests in the rookery during nesting season. White and glossy ibis, great blue and little blue herons, great egrets and the more familiar cattle egrets, tri-color herons, green herons and anhinga are in the park in abundance. Also seen regularly are bald eagles, osprey and black crown night herons. Identification of the different birds is now much easier with large, full-color signage showing the birds and describing their characteristics. An easy scan of the posted QR code provides more information and can be brought up on visitors smart phones. This park amenity was funded by the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works with Lee County Parks & Recreation to enrich the park and enhance the communitys enjoyment of this natural resource. More information on Lakes Park and the foundation can be found at www. LakesPark.org. Lakes Regional Park is in south Fort Myers at 7330 Gladiolus Drive. Visit www.leeparks.org or call 5337575. Pine Island Farm And Grove TourJoin your friends and neighbors on Wednesday, March 19 for an educational day of fun on four farms/ groves on Pine Island in Lee County. Experience new trends, products and innovations in local agriculture and meet our enthusiastic farmers. The tour runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19 starting and concluding at Terry Park at the UF/IFAS Extension Office, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd. in Fort Myers. A farm-raised lunch will be served at one of the host sites. The tour is $60 per person. For registration details, call Roy Beckford at 533-7512 or email fbeckford@leegov.com. Make checks payable to LCEOAB and mail to Urban Farm Tour 2014, UF/IFAS, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33916. Grow The Garden At Lakes Regional ParkThe nonprofit Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation will host Grow The Garden, an afternoon of chamber music by the Trio of the Americas, followed by a live auction, silent art auction and refreshments on Sunday, March 23. All proceeds benefit the creation of a Childrens Learning Garden, the next step along the development path of the Botanic Garden at Lakes Regional Park, which is a Lee County Parks & Recreation site. The mission of the Childrens Learning Garden is to excite and educate young people about the fascinating life of plants and their environmental importance. Through self-directed exhibits, children will investigate the relationships of soil, water and sun to the growth of plant life. At its completion, the Childrens Learning Garden will be open to the public. Art in a variety of mediums from painting to sculpture and textiles have been donated by talented area artists. All will be on display and available for silent auction bidding following the Trio of the Americas concert. The Grow The Garden fundraiser will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the St. Charles Yacht Club in Fort Myers. Admission is $50 per person. To make reservations, call 850-9564 or go to www.lakespark.org. Lakes Regional Park is located in South Fort Myers at 7330 Gladiolus Drive. Visit www.leeparks.org or call 5337575. Miami Botanical Gardens TripThe Kennedy Kruisers are off to commune with nature at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens on Wednesday, April 9. It includes a Dutch treat lunch and shopping at the Bayside Market Place and a guided tour of the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens. The botanical garden is a 2.6-acre lush urban green space founded in 1962. It was transformed in 2011 with a $1.2 million renovation designed by South Florida landscape architect Raymond Jungles. Cost is $40 for members, $45 for non-members. Call 574-0575 to reserve a seat. This is a program of Lake Kennedy Senior Center, 400 Santa Barbara Boulevard, Cape Coral. Plant SmartThree Vines For Butterfliesby Gerri ReavesLooking for plants to attract butterflies to your yard? Try these colorful lowmaintenance vines: Coral honeysuckles (Lonicera sempervirens) five-petaled tubular flowers attract a variety of butterflies as well as the rubythroated hummingbird, which pollinates it. The small red berries attract birds such as thrushes, orioles, mockingbirds and catbirds. The coral red or bright orange flowers are about two inches long with yellow centers. Pretty evergreen foliage pairs of smooth, dark green oval leaves makes this woody vine an attractive cover for a fence or trellis or even a groundcover, with stems reaching up to 15 feet long. It prefers full sun, but will tolerate some shade. Trumpet vine (Campsis radicans) is another woody vine whose nectar attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Cluster of three-inch long tubular flowers range in color from bright orange to red and bloom in the warmer months. Saltand cold-tolerant, it reaches up to 30 feet long. This fast-grower climbs and clings with aerial rootlets, thus the other common name, trumpet creeper. The coarse fern-like leaves of seven to fourteen inches long are made up of toothed leaflets. It produces a pod containing winged seeds. Give it a sunny, well-drained location. Fast-growing purple passionflowers ( Passiflora incarnata) showy flowers bloom most of the year. Bluish purple and up to three inches across, they are among the most striking of native flowers, accented with many squiggly white and lavender filaments. But the passionflower is a notable larval host plant, too, attracting zebra longwing and gulf fritillary butterflies, who consume the three-lobed leaves. This extravagant vine is also known by the hum-drum name maypop. It will climb a fence or trellis with tendrils, but like coral vine, it also makes a good groundcover. Plant it in a sunny spot with dry well-drained soil. And talk about a win-win the passionflowers fruit makes a delicious jelly. Remember, if you want your butterfly garden to be successful, avoid using pesticides and be sure to buy plants that havent been treated with them. Sources: Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell, A Gardeners Guide to Floridas Native Plants by Rufino Osorio, and Wildflowers of Florida Field Guide by Jaret C. Daniels and Stan Tekiela. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Hardy trumpet vine attracts butterflies and hummingbirds Coral honeysuckle attracts butterflies and birds Purple passionflower is the host plant for several native butterflies photos by Gerri Reaves Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


15 THE RIVER MARCH 14, 2014 Alliance For Arts Book DiscussionThe Alliance for the Arts monthly Member Gallery Book Club continues on Tuesday, March 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. with a discussion of The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance by Edmund de Waal. This is a monthly exploration of literature centered on artists, art history and art appreciation. Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having spent thirty years making beautiful pots which are then sold, collected, and handed on he has a particular sense of the secret lives of objects. When he inherited a collection of 264 tiny Japanese wood and ivory carvings, called netsuke, he wanted to know who had touched and held them, and how the collection had managed to survive. And so begins this extraordinarily moving memoir and detective story as de Waal discovers both the story of the netsuke and of his family, the Ephrussis, over five generations. A 19th century banking dynasty in Paris and Vienna, the Ephrussis were as rich and respected as the Rothchilds. Yet by the end of the World War II, when the netsuke were hidden from the Nazis in Vienna, this collection of very small carvings was all that remained of their vast empire. The Member Gallery Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month. Club members must purchase their own copy of each book and pre-registration is encouraged. An active membership is required. The club continues on Tuesday, April 15 with Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier. Alliance individual memberships are $50 per year; families can join for $75 per year and college students can join for $15. Membership benefits include 20 percent discounts on all classes and camps, free class Try It sessions and open studio sessions, discounts on concert and theatre tickets and special exhibition opportunities. Visit ArtInLee.org or call 939-2787 to learn more or become a member today. Fashion Show At Republican Womens ClubIts A Banner Day is the annual fashion show fundraiser being held by the Fort Myers Republican Womens Club on Tuesday, March 25 at The Helm Club, The Landings in South Fort Myers. A theme of red, white and blue will be utilized. Fashions by Worth New York will be featured, with club members serving as the models. In addition, both Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott and State Attorney Steve Russell will serve as escorts. The event replaces the regular monthly business meeting.The public is invited to attend. The days activities include a card party beginning at 10 a.m. Donations for door prizes, raffle items and the silent auction are now being accepted. Information on these items may be obtained by contacting Tina Laurie at 489-4701. A social hour and silent auction begin at 11 a.m. The fashion show and luncheon begin at noon. Tickets are $30 each. Reservations are required by Thursday, March 17 and may be made by contacting Tina Laurie at 489-4701. The Fort Myers Republican Womens Club is affiliated with the Florida Federation of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women. Additional information about the club may be obtained by contacting the president, Gaile Anthony, at 292-5212. Beach Art BazaarThe annual Fort Myers Beach Art Association Art Bazaar 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 and cards. This is a fundraiser for the scholarship awards given by the art association each April to local senior art students from Cypress Lake Center for the Arts and Cypress Lake High School who are going on to study art in college. The students exhibit their work at the associations gallery April 11 to 17 with an awards reception on April 13. For more information, call 4633909. Art Bazaar shopper


THE RIVER MARCH 14, 201416 Two-Piano Concert By Rising Star And Mentor A master concert pianist and his award-winning student will combine their talents in a two-piano benefit concert on Thursday, March 20 at Florida Gulf Coast University. Michael Baron, professor and head of keyboard studies in FGCUs Bower School of Music and the Arts, and Priscila Navarro, a piano major who has played Carnegie Hall and won international competitions, will perform at 7 p.m. in the U. Tobe Recital Hall. They will play works by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Saint-Sans and Lutoslawski on twin Steinway concert grand pianos. Tickets are $50, and proceeds will support scholarships as well as competition travel for FGCU piano majors. The concert is sponsored in part by Steinway Piano Society and Greg and Sara Billings. An award-winning concert pianist, Baron performs more than 40 concerts each year, including annual tours of Europe and engagements in the United States, Asia and South America. In addition to performing as a recitalist, a soloist with orchestras and a chamber musician, he leads master classes and recruits promising musicians from around the world for the Bower School. Baron discovered Navarro at the National Conservatory of Peru when she was 15. While studying with Baron, Navarro has won four major international competitions including those devoted to Chopin, Beethoven and Liszt. She has studied and performed in Europe and presented a solo recital at Carnegie Hall in 2013. Navarro attends FGCU with support from the Steinway Piano Society as well as the Myra N. and Van Zandt Williams Jr. Scholarship Fund and the Eva Sugden Gomez Scholarship. Priscila has matured into one of the finest pianists of her generation, Baron says. At 19 her future is limitless. Established in 2006, the Bower School attracts and cultivates gifted musicians from around the world with degree programs in music education and performance and state-of-the-art studio and concert facilities. Tickets can be purchased online at www.fgcu.edu/CAS/BSM/concerts.html. For more information, contact Dr. Baron at 590-7209 or mbaron@fgcu.edu. Conversation On Literacy At Reading FestivalWhat does a selfie video have to do with literacy in Southwest Florida? A lot when it comes to communication. The Southwest Florida Community Foundation will lead a conversation on literacy and its overall effects on the community using selfie videos during the Southwest Florida Reading Festival on Saturday, March 15 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe Street in downtown Fort Myers. The foundation, along with its partners in a regional literacy initiative, will open the conversation using formal and informal research methods along with selfie videos produced by those facing the challenges of literacy to demonstrate how literacy and the local programs to promote literacy have changed lives. Imagine a world without words, said Sarah Owen, president and CEO of the foundation. Thousands in our community cant read and are isolated as a result. According to Owen, the community discussion enters the lives of people involved in regional literacy programs. Attendees will get an intimate look as the stories are told through first-person selfie videos and reflection with program coordinators. Participants will see the impact of literacy training on families and engage in dialogue on improving literacy in the Southwest Florida community. Partners in the literacy initiative are the Literacy Council Gulf Coast, Edison State College, Lee County Public Library, PACE Center for Girls, Scott Fischer Enterprises and the Southwest Florida Reading Festival. The Lee County Library System organizes this free annual reading festival to inform the community about the resources and services available at their local libraries and to remind them these resources and services are free with a library card. For more information, call 274-5900 or visit www.floridacommunity.com. Michael Baron and Priscila Navarro Free Artist Demonstration Day At The Alliance This SaturdayHave you ever wanted to know how chain maille armor is made, or how to carve an eggshell or bird feather? On Saturday, March 15, the Alliance for the Arts will host more than a dozen members of the Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild, who will demonstrate their specialties during Artists@Work. This free, family friendly day runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the weekly Alliance GreenMarket. 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), Dale Uelitz (chain maille), 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), Gloria Winer (wire and cloth) and Rose Young (weaving). The artist demonstrations will take place inside the Alliance main classroom and outside on the GreenMarket grounds. 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. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Analilia Clays Bird Feather Carving Angela Aradia demonstrating raku pottery Bobbi Robertsons eggshell art Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


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THE RIVER MARCH 14, 201418 Broadway Night To Aid Wellness Park CreationLee Memorial Health System Foundation invites the community to attend Broadway on the Boardwalk, an evening of Broadway tunes performed by an array of singers and musicians. The evening is set for Friday, March 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. on the boardwalk at Tarpon Point Marina, 5991 Silver King Boulevard, Cape Coral. Food and cocktails courtesy of local chefs will be served. Tickets are $75. Proceeds support Cape Coral Hospitals ongoing initiative to create an optimal healing environment that pulls together all aspects of the patient experience physical, emotional, spiritual, behavioral and environmental to support and stimulate healing. Cape Coral Hospital is creating Wellness Education Park. The circular pathways in this butterfly garden delight preschool children and adults alike, and the clinical integration of physical therapy tools enhances patients rehabilitation sessions. Healing Garden will contain native plants and trees, a water feature and other soothing elements to encourage hospital visitor to relax and unwind in this garden adjacent to the Womens Care and Birthing Suites entrance. Brick crosswalks will connect the key areas of the main pathway and Heart Healthy Pond will include a lit fountain surrounded by native shade trees, seating areas for visitors who want to relax, as well as exercise stations for those on the go. An existing courtyard is being renovated to become the new employee entrance for the hospital. Employees will start and end their days in an area filled with native vegetation, a fountain, and furniture for relaxation and revitalization. Patients and visitors are welcome. To purchase tickets visit http://goo. gl/y8R2tn or call the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation office at 3436950. Part of the gardens at Cape Coral Hospital A Musical Phenomenon At Broadway Palmby Di SaggauA revolution is under way at Broadway Palm as they present Les Miserables, based on Victor Hugos classic novel. This is an epic story and an epic production that Broadway Palm has pulled off in magnificent fashion. The talent on stage is phenomenal. From the leads to the chorus members, whenever someone sings, they have the perfect voice. The show runs three hours including intermission, and there is never a lull in what is transpiring on stage. When prisoner number 24601, Jean Valjean (Austin Riley Green), breaks parole, he is hunted by the merciless Inspector Javert (Adam Clough) throughout some of the most tumultuous years in French history. Thanks to a kind Bishop (Derrick Stevens), he builds a new life and false identity. When Fantine (Amanda Kuchinski), who has been forced into prostitution, literally drops at his feet, Valjean shows mercy and promises to care for her young child, Cosette (Annabel Crater, alternating with Sarah Best). Fifteen years later, a grown Cosette (Kayleen Seidl) falls for a radical student Marius (Nick Lerew). Eponine (Elizabeth McMonagle), who also loves Marius, delivers a beautiful rendition of On My Own. Young Gavroche (Henry Crater, alternating with Carson Maschmeier) is another favorite who pulls at your heartstrings. All the characters, and there are many, collide with the Paris student uprisings of 1832. The production is blessed with compelling lead performances. From Greens opening Soliloquy to Who Am I? and Bring Him Home, he genuinely connects with the audience. Clough looks like a young Russell Crowe but sings so much better. His Soliloquy on the bridge is exceptional. The Peoples Song, sung by the revolutionary Enjolras (Jesse Corbin), Marius and other students, fills one with emotion, as does the stirring One Day More. Adding a comic touch are the innkeepers Mr. and Mrs. Thenardier (John Anker Bow and Andrea Spencer Christensen). Les Miz is the worlds longest running musical, seen by over 65 million people in 42 countries. The size and scope of this production is the largest Broadway Palm has tackled, and they are up to the challenge. The costumes, the sets, the lighting, the direction... everything works in this timeless musical testament to the survival of the human spirit. Director Brian Enzman and set designer Robert Kovach worked together for over six months on the set alone. Les Miserables will be at Broadway Palm through April 12. Reservations can be made by calling 278-4422, by visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. I liked it so much, Im going back to see it again. Students at the barricade in a scene from Les Miserables A Touch Of Sherlock At Gulfshoreby Di SaggauThe Games Afoot by playwright Ken Ludwig is now playing at Gulfshore Playhouse and its a hoot and a holler. The play opens with actors finishing the last scene of a Sherlock Holmes mystery play, and as they take their bows, a shot rings out from the audience nicking Broadway superstar William Gillette (Cody Nickell). From that point on the scenes take place in Gillettes grand mansion on the Connecticut River near East Haddam, Connecticut. Its Christmas Eve 1936. Gillette has invited his fellow cast-members to his estate for a weekend of revelry and he also intends to find out who wants to kill him. When one of his guests is stabbed to death, things turn dangerous and its up to Gillette himself to track down the killer before the next victim appears. He assumes his stage persona of Holmes to figure out whodunnit. The danger and hilarity are non-stop during this clever drawing-room mystery. There are twists and turns that make the audience gasp as well as laugh out loud. The guests include Simon Bright (Zac Hoogendyk) and his new wife Aggie Wheeler (Alexis Hyatt). Then theres Felix Geisel (Christopher Gerson) and his wife Madge (Emily Townley). Daria Chase (Claire Brownell), a sophisticated theater critic who has given everyone bad reviews is also invited. Martha Gillette (Barbara Kingsley) is Williams mother. Rounding out the cast is Inspector Goring (Julia Brothers). The cast is first rate and the slapstick is well-executed. When the first body is discovered, Gillette and Geisel try desperately to hide it from the others. Just as they are about to come up with a plan, the inspector arrives. As they proceed trying to hide the body in the closet and behind a disappearing bar, the laughter is uproarious. Incidentally, you might read up on Gillette, he was a fascinating real life character. The Games Afoot is directed by Michael Marotta and is a comedy thriller that takes you on a great ride. The show runs through March 16 At Gulfshore Playhouse, located in The Norris Center, 755 8th Avenue South, Naples. For tickets visit www. gulfshoreplayhouse.org or call 1-866-811-4111. Cody Nickell and Julia Brothers in Gulfshore Playhouses production of Ken Ludwigs The Games Afoot


19 THE RIVER MARCH 14, 2014 ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716 Housing Authority Board MembersThe Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers has reappointed Peter Routsis-Arroyo as chairman of the board and Joseph DAlessandro as vice chairman for another four years. Appointed by the mayor of the city of Fort Myers, the board serves as the governing officers of the HACFM. Through formal adoption of policy, they ensure the housing authoritys purpose and accompanying responsibilities are carried out in as efficient and economical a manner as possible. The seven board members volunteer their services to the housing authority. Commissioners ensure the housing authority operates within the law and according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations. Routsis-Arroyo has been president and CEO of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. since 2001 and is responsible for the total operation of the organization, overseeing 27 locations covering a 10-county area in Southwest Florida. A graduate of New York Universitys Master of Social Work program, he is a licensed social worker. DAlessandro is a native Floridian, born and raised in Fort Myers. He graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelors degree in journalism in 1961 and later received his juris doctor degree from Stetson College of Law in 1964. In 1967, DAlessandro was appointed the assistant state attorney for Lee County. Two years later, Governor Claude Kirk appointed him the state attorney for the newly created 20th Judicial Circuit. At age 30, DAlessandro was the youngest state attorney to ever hold such a position. After his appointment in 1969, he was elected to office for eight consecutive terms. After serving Lee County in this capacity for 35 years, DAlessandro retired from the State Attorneys Office in 2002 and is now a partner of the firm Goldberg, Racila, DAlessandro and Noone, LLC. For more information, visit www.hacfm.org or call 344-3220. Joseph DAlessandro Peter Routsis-Arroyo AppleJuiceApps To Try On Your Apple Devicesby Carol Rooksby Weidlich, President, SWACKSIn todays world of Apple devices, there are apps for just about everything you want to do and others you havent even thought of. In the App and iTunes Stores, you can find both free and paid apps. When searching apps, dont forget to read user reviews and find out what others think about the app. Check out some of our suggestions. News Apps for iPad and iPhone: Apps Gone Free by AppAdvice.com, showcases high quality apps that have reduced their price to free for a limited amount of time from hours to days. Apps can range from games to productivity apps, from utility apps to photographic apps. The apps offered will identify whether it is a universal app (iPad and iPhone) or device specific. This is a great way to try apps without having to spend a lot of money. Utility Apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod: Battery Life Magic Pro by Clear Sky Apps LTD is designed for the iPad and iPhone and only 99 cents. Using this app will help you maximize your battery life. ShopShop Shopping List by Nikolaj Schumacher is a free app for the iPad and iPhone. A simple app to replace your pencil and paper shopping list. Accessible at any time with the ability to sync between your devices using Dropbox, you can set up one or multiple shopping lists. Productivity for Mac, iPad and iPhone: Want to organize your life and business? You can accomplish this with either of these two apps. Wunderlist, a free app from 6Wunderkinder. Manage, track and share with anyone, anywhere everything from a grocery shopping list to long-term travel plans. With Wunderlist you can sync across all of your devices (including Android and Windows platforms) and the web. Evernote, a free app from Evernote Corporation, offers quick and easy notes and reminders; ability to save images and allow annotation; keeps your notes updated even if your app is not active; edit and sync between Apple and PC devices; share notes through AirDrop. Both Wunderlist and Evernote offer paid business plans besides free plans. South West Florida Apple Computer Knowledge Society or SWACKS. For more information visit http://www. swacks.org/. Financial FocusMake Time For Your Financial Spring Cleaning by Jennifer BaseyThe days are getting longer and warmer a sure indication of the arrival of spring. Another sign of the season may be the urge you get to do some spring cleaning. But you might not have realized that some of the same spring cleaning techniques that can be used on your home can also apply to your investments and your overall financial strategy. Here are a few ideas to consider: Get rid of clutter. As you do your spring cleaning, you may well find some clutter a bunch of items you no longer need. As an investor, you might look at your portfolio and also find clutter in the form of investments that are no longer appropriate for your objectives. For example, perhaps some of them are virtual duplicates of other investments you own, thereby diminishing your potential for diversification. Or maybe some investments are now too risky for your needs. In any case, you may be better off rebalancing your portfolio. Get organized. As you clean your home, you might find ways to organize your belongings and furniture more efficiently. And you may also be able to organize your investments more effectively. One possibility: Consider consolidating your investment accounts with one procontinued on page 21


THE RIVER MARCH 14, 201420 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Readers, March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. In honor of this and of all children with disabilities, I would like to share some important information on a very difficult topic bullying. According to StopBullying.gov, children with physical, developmental, intellectual, emotional and sensory disabilities are more likely to be bullied than their peers. It has become increasingly apparent as well that children with special health needs, such as food allergies, may also be at higher risk of being bullied. For kids with special health needs, bullying can include being taunted because of their allergies or even being exposed to the things they are allergic to. Obviously in these cases, bullying can mean life or death. Further, research has indicated that children with the following disabilities ADHD, autism, epilepsy, diabetes, stutterers, learning disabilities cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and spina bifida are more often targets of bullying. Kids who are bullied are more likely to have depression and anxiety that may include increased feelings of sadness and loneliness, changes in sleep and eating patterns, and loss of interest in activities they used to enjoy. These issues may persist into adulthood. Increased health complaints are often a sign of bullying as is decreased academic achievement and school participation. Children who are bullied are more likely to miss, skip or drop out of school. Children with disabilities may have some legal protection at school since that bullying a disabled child may be described as disability harassment. According to the U.S. Department of Education, disability harassment is intimidation or abusive behavior toward a student based on disability that creates a hostile environment by interfering with or denying a students participation in or receipt of benefits, services, or opportunities in the institutions program (U.S. Department of Education, 2000). It is prohibited under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. When a school learns that disability harassment may have occurred, the school must investigate the incident promptly and respond appropriately. If you believe that your child with special needs is being bullied: Be supportive and encourage your child to describe who was involved and how and where the bullying happened. Ask the child specific questions about his or her friendships. Children with disabilities do not always realize they are being bullied. They may, for example, believe that they have a new friend although this friend is making fun of them. Talk with your childs teacher immediately to see whether he or she can help to resolve the problem. Put your concerns in writing and contact the principal if the bullying or harassment continues. Explain the situation and keep a written record of all conversations and communications with the school. Be persistent. Talk regularly with your child and with school staff to see whether the behavior has stopped. For more information on this topic, visit StopBullying.gov. 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. Fees WaivedEdison State College will waive application fees for applicants who apply online from March 17 to 23. To apply, visit www.edison.edu/admissions. We want to encourage students to apply at Edison State College and explore what our programs offer, said Laura Antczak, Interim Assistant Vice President, Enrollment Management & Student Success at Edison State College. By providing a fee waiver, students who may have been hesitant due to application fees can apply and start the process towards their future career goals. Edison State College will be hosting an Open House event in April. For more information, visit www.edison.edu/openhouse. Registration for Summer 2014 begins on Monday, March 17. Gulf Coast WritersGulf Coast Writers Associations annual meeting will take place on Saturday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to noon at Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers. It will include the annual business meeting, nomination of officers, the 2014 Writing Contest winners and awards presentations. Admission is free for members and first time visitors and $5 for guests. Visit www.gulfwriters.org or call 2474515 for further details. Deans ListTwo Fort Myers students were named to Oglethorpe Universitys deans list for the fall 2013 semester. They are Sydney Lang, a studio art major, and Tirzah Brown, a major in sociology with social work concentration. Oglethorpe University is in Atlanta, Georgia. 1149 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Phone: 239.472.0176 Toll Free: 877.777.8105 Fax: 239.472.0350www.jnarealestate.com Presenting the Finest Island Properties Since 1975 Your Passage to Paradise 1149 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 11509 Andy Rosse Lane 239.472.1395We are part of the islands a Let us help you become part of them too


21 THE RIVER MARCH 14, 2014 Red Sox GM Not Sitting On His Laurels; Looks To New Challengesby Ed FrankWhen your team is the World Series champion and you have been named baseballs Major League Executive of the Year, the obvious question is how do you improve when youre riding the top of the mountain? These pinnacles of success, however, do not fly with Ben Cherington, general manager of the Boston Red Sox, who states emphatically that its a new season and high expectations are expected every year in Boston. We expect this when we sign up. Cheringtons well-chronicled success was last years sports story of the year. His shrewd off-season acquisitions and the hiring of John Farrell as manager brought Boston a World Series winner, reversing a disastrous 2012 last-place finish. The previous seasons failure was attributable to several factors, chief of which was Bobby Valentine, the cantankerous field manager, who was fired after one season. It has been reported that Valentine was not Cheringtons choice but was overruled by Boston ownership. We had some things we had to correct after that season, he said. It wasnt difficult after the year we had in 2012, he added. Foremost among the corrections was the hiring of Farrell, a former Red Sox pitching coach, who had managed the Toronto Blue Jays for two seasons. Cherington explained that baseball is a game of change and to remain winning, changes are a constant. This past off-season he signed veteran catcher A. J. Pierzynski to replace the departed Jarrod Saltalamacchia and to complement Red Sox catcher David Ross. A durable, fiery competitor throughout his 13-year major league career, Pierzynski hit .272 with 70 RBIs last season with the Texas Rangers. He leads all active catchers in career games with 1,678. He said a second off-season priority was the re-signing of first-baseman Mike Napoli who appeared in 139 games for Boston last season in his first year with the club. Cherington inked Napoli through 2015 for a reported $32 million. The Red Sox own baseballs secondbest rated prospect is shortstop Xander Bogaerts who made his major league debut late last season and started all six games in the teams World Series run. Cherington decided to go with Bogaerts this year instead of veteran Stephen Drew who had a $14.1 million qualifying offer from the Red Sox that he rejected, looking for a multi-year contract. At the time of this writing, Drew was still at home awaiting an offer. Drew is a good guy and a major league shortstop. He ought to be playing and should get an offer, Cherington said. The Red Sox have been a leader in the use of sabermetrics, a statistical approach to analyzing the effectiveness of ballplayers in several areas such as on-base percentages etc. Asked whether sabermetrics outweighs in the importance of scouting, Cherington said they employ the best of both along with the medical history of a player. You cannot ignore one over the other. He gave credit to former Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein who constantly worked to refine the blend of scouting and the statistical approach to baseball. Epstein and Jed Hoyer, a former Red Sox assistant GM, have moved onto the Chicago Cubs where they are attempting to revive that moribund franchise. Told that Cubs fans are beginning to become restless with their continued losing ways, Cherington said thats expected during the rebuilding process. Both (Epstein and Hoyer) are bright and savvy and have stocked the club with loads of talent. The fans will see the results, he said. With never-ending responsibilities as general manager, and heading a staff of 150 to 200 scouts, coaches, trainers, medical and administrative personnel, Cherington admitted its a job with seldom a day off. But the results speak for themselves. With three World Series championships in the last 10 years, the Red Sox have reigned supreme in major league baseball. Ben Cherington, General Manager, Boston Red Sox From page 19Spring Cleaning-vider. If you have an IRA here, another one there and some other investments scattered about, you may be paying more in fees and commissions than is necessary. By consolidating these investments, you might save money and paperwork and more importantly, you may find it easier, with all your investments under one roof, to follow a single, unified investment strategy. Seal cracks. Over time, the grout between your kitchen or bathroom tiles can crack, so youll need to re-grout to protect your flooring. And you may find that, in looking at your overall financial strategy, your protection component primarily in the form of insurance might have developed some cracks or chips. Specifically, has your life insurance kept up with changes in your family situation? Events such as marriage, remarriage or the arrival of a new child can all trigger the need to review your life insurance. And youll also want to make sure you have adequate disability insurance. Consult with a financial professional for information on appropriate protection vehicles. Do some dusting. As part of your spring cleaning, you may need to dust furniture, shelves and other surfaces in your home. And if youve been investing for a long time, you may need to metaphorically dust off your financial strategy to freshen it up to reflect changes in your life. To cite one possibility, as you get close to retirement, you may need to shift some but certainly not all of your growth-oriented investments into incomeproducing ones. But you may also need to review and revise your financial strategy at other points in your life, such as when you begin saving for your childrens college education. Just as spring cleaning can bring more light into your home, sprucing up your investment picture can help you brighten your financial outlook. And these improvements can help you in all the seasons of your life. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Gators Football Home Game Tickets AvailableThe Southwest Florida Gator Club has released season ticket sales for all seven University of Florida football home games for the 2014 season, according to Brian OConnell, the clubs vice president of athletics. Each of the cubs 45 season tickets is available for purchase as a package, at a discounted cost of $600. The purchase price of each ticket covers the actual seat cost, a pro-rated Gator Booster contribution, and a modest donation to the scholarship fund. This is the primary fundraiser for the clubs scholarship fund. Additionally, and as a thank you to season ticket holders, the club leases professionally-installed, permanent seatbacks for each seat purchased, which enables local Gator fans and alumni to watch the games in relative comfort. Season ticket packages are available for purchase from April 1 through June 30. Beginning July 1, any remaining single-game tickets may be purchased by using the order form on the clubs website. Each season ticketholder may also purchase one ticket to the University of Georgia Bulldogs game set for November 1 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville. Tickets are $120 and include the cost of the game ticket, a pro-rated Booster contribution and a scholarship fund donation. Gator-Bulldogs game tickets may also be purchased along with the season tickets at an additional cost. Purchased game tickets are expected to be ready for pick-up after the second or third week of August, at the 2014 Gator Football Kickoff Party. Alternatively, they can be mailed to those who provide a self-addressed stamped envelope for regular U.S. Postal Service delivery, preferably insured with trackand-confirm feature. Purchasers may also elect to use other traceable and insurable services such as FedEx or UPS. For more information, call OConnell at 898-8449, or e-mail him at Briano@ marquiswealthgroup.com or log onto http://swflorida.gatorclub.com. NARFE Meeting The next meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), South Lee County Chapter #1263, will be held on Wednesday, March 19 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, located at 4690 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. The guest speaker will be Ross Hollander of the American Red Cross, discussing the new CPR lifesaving technique. For more information, call 4826713. From page 9Fort Myers Fare337-3377. Nervous Nellies is a casual, family-fun restaurant that boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, over-stuffed sandwiches and entres. Dine in airconditioned comfort or outside on Nellies expansive waterfront patio. Happy hour is all day. Grab a bite to eat or drink and swing to the beats of live reggae, rock and island music from the areas premier musical talent. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier, and happy hour is all day, every day. Whether you arrive by land or sea, parking for patrons of Nellies and Uglys is free. The GPS coordinates are 26.41 N 81.18 W. 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach at the historic Fort Myers Beach Seaport. Call 463-8077. NERVOUS NELLIES CRAZY WATERFRONT EATERY


THE RIVER MARCH 14, 201422 deaRPharmacistMemory Enhancing Tips And Supplementsby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Recently I saw a major network news program about researchers looking for drugs to prevent Alzheimers. The doctors interviewed held out so little hope and it really upset me that they didnt suggest diet and exercise. Both my parents had dementia. Im scared of it happening to me. AF, Chicago, Illinois The number of people with Alzheimers is expected to triple in the coming years. The doctors were certainly right that at present there isnt a single drug on the market that can hold Alzheimers at bay. But shame on them for not mentioning that theres a whole host of things you can do to protect yourself. Ive written about this important topic before, but with millions of aging Americans at risk, I dont mind revisiting. Please put curcumin, the active ingredient of the common spice turmeric, at the top of your list of Alzheimers preventives. Seriously. Researchers have published 1,000 scientific studies on the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin. A recent Japanese study showed symptom improvement in those who supplemented with turmeric capsules for one year. Two participants who had severe cases were even able to recognize family members by the studys conclusion. Back in 2008, researchers in India published a paper reviewing the major research done on curcumin as a treatment for Alzheimers. They noted that curcumin apparently has the ability to help a component of the immune system (macrophages) clear away amyloid plaques from the brain. They concluded, based on the main findings above, curcumin will lead to a promising treatment for Alzheimers. What theyre saying is that, in time, someone will turn it into a drug. Then it will take years to study the new drug on animals and people before its brought to market for a hefty price. Well, duh! The take home point is that turmeric and curcumin supplements are readily available, affordable and worth a try. Since supplements are hard to absorb, you can eat the spice. Its popular in curry dishes. Sprinkle it on everything like I do because its good for heart disease, arthritis and breast health. Other food items you should add to your shopping list are colorful fruits and vegetables, with a special emphasis on blue and purple, which indicates the presence of anthocyanins, a pigment that scientists are looking at as a possible Alzheimers preventive. In fact, I suggest eating blueberries several times a week. Other memory boosting supplements include citicoline, phosphatidylcholine and Acetyl L-carnitine. What else can you do? Theres a tight association with memory loss and damage from popular foods so I often recommend either a Paleo Diet or Doug Kaufmanns Phase One Diet. You could read about the dangers of gluten in the new book Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter. I would absolutely include at least two teaspoons of organic coconut oil in your diet each day. Get plenty of exercise to turn on life-extension genes and increase production of memory molecules. Im glad to hear your mind and emotional health are a priority, none of us should take it for granted. 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. Walk For Wishes Returning In AprilThe 4th annual Walk For Wishes 5K Walk/Run, to benefit Make-AWish Southern Florida, will be held on Saturday, April 5 at the Florida Gulf Coast University Alico Arena, located at 10501 FGCU Boulevard South in Fort Myers. The fundraiser is a certified timed 5K walk/run with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. and walk/run beginning at 8:30 a.m. The Family Fun Day, which includes food, face painting, a rock climbing wall and more activities, will run from 9 to 11 a.m. All ages are encouraged to participate in the event to help make wishes come true for local children with life-threatening medical conditions. Pre-registration fees for the Walk For Wishes are $25 for adults, $15 for students and $10 for children 12 years of age and younger. Event-day registration is $30 for adults, $20 for students and $15 for children 12 and younger. Registration is available online at www. walkforwishes.net to sign up as an individual or to register a team. A team consists of a minimum of four people; each team member must register online and pay entry fee prior to the event. Team members receive a T-shirt if registered by March 21. Any team that raises $2,500 or more will be named a partner in sponsoring a childs wish, and any team that raises $5,000 or more will be named a wish sponsor. Make-A-Wish also announced that Allegiant Air will be the presenting sponsor of the Walk/Run. Earlier this year, Allegiant made a commitment to provide flights for Make-A-Wish families traveling to their wish destinations. The relationship with Allegiant Air embraces the initiative of making more wish vacations possible. Rick and Barb Gallo, who chaired the 2013 Walk/Run, will be the chairs again this year and encourage the community to help them reach this years goal of raising enough money to grant 10 local wishes. Corporate and individual sponsorships ranging from $500 to $7,500 are still available for this event. Contact Taylor Marini at 992-9474 ext. 23 or tmarini@sflawish.org for additional information. For more information about Make-AWish, visit www.sfla.wish.org. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, My dear aunt has always been a very vibrant person. She never married, had a very successful career and retired at 70. After retirement, she seemed to change, lost interest in many activities that she formerly liked and gradually seemed to go downhill. I tried to help her, but she was not interested in any of my help and became openly hostile at times. I heard from others that her friends were now ignoring her because she was too difficult. After two years, she sold her house and moved into a nice retirement complex. I have renewed contact with her and she is now her old self and would like to move out. The question is, what do you think happened? I cant ask. Eva Dear Eva, Your aunt may have had a bout of depression after her retirement. The change to retirement lifestyle can be a drastic experience for some people not the fun-filled days of the golden years that some articles would have us believe. She could have been ignoring her diet, living on tea and toast and just couldnt be bothered watching her nutrition. When she moved to the retirement complex, she had medical intervention, regular nutritious food and social activity. Many people thrive in this type of environment and their retirement years do become the fun-filled days of the golden years. Lizzie Dear Eva, Often individuals living in an assisted living complex feel better, look better and are healthier. They feel so much better that they desire to return home because they know that they are better. Unfortunately for some of these people, they return to the same environment that caused their problem. The best analogy is taking blood pressure medication. A person who has high blood pressure can feel terrible. The physician prescribes medication and the blood pressure returns to normal and the person feels better. When he or she starts to feel better, they want to stop taking their medication and they do not connect that it is the medicine that is causing the improvement. Some people feel better in supportive living because they are receiving proper care. You really cannot prevent your aunt from returning home. If she chooses to leave, there should be a return plan if her previous problem arises. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Business Resource Network Discusses Marketing Tips For Small FirmsThe Southwest Florida Business Resource Network will host a networking and discussion event about marketing tips geared to small business owners from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport-Town Center, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive, Fort Myers. This statewide organization is sponsored locally by Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Small Business Development Center. The speaker for the meeting will be network corporate member Nate Sallee of Sallee Promotions Inc. He will offer industry insight on what works for small business promotion. His entire business focuses on marketing products and promotion for small businesses. The evening begins with the monthly Network after Five social event where members and guests network and exchange ideas for growing their business. Cost for members is $15, which includes hors doeuvres. Guests and unaffiliated small business owners pay $25. RSVP is required. To register, go to www.sbdcseminars.org. Deadline for registration is Wednesday, March 19.


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THE RIVER MARCH 14, 201424 Aquatic Center Opens At Shell PointShell Point Retirement Community recently held a ribbon cutting for the LifeQuest Aquatic Center with key executives, project supporters and residents. After the ribbon cutting, Shell Point residents took tours of the new $2 million Aquatic Center, which features a 99,000-gallon main recreation pool with two lap lanes, a zero-entry access, and shallow and deep water areas. The Aquatic Center also has a 23,000-gallon therapy pool with an easy-access ramp and an adaptable water chair for those needing assistance entering the pool. There is also a seven-person hot tub, an old-Florida style pool house, a Chickee Hut shade structure, shade sails over the pool, and lounge areas. The eight-month project was completed by Wright Construction Group, Jackson Pools, Johnson Engineering, RDg Planning & Design and Winter Interiors. The LifeQuest Aquatic Center replaces the original Island pool, which was constructed in 1968. Shell Point Wellness staff members were on hand to talk with residents about the fitness class schedule, including popular water exercise classes and new specialty aquatic classes. Residents also attended a special afternoon presentation about preventing, reversing or controlling chronic disease through aquatic exercise. Dr. Bruce Becker, an internationally-recognized expert in the field of aquatic exercise, explained how it can be a remarkably effective tool for battling high blood pressure, obesity, insulin resistance and other chronic illnesses. His presentation was filled with information about the many physical benefits of exercising in the water, including positive effects on the brain, respiratory system and other internal organs. For more than 30 years, Dr. Becker has researched the positive effects that aquatic exercise can have on the human body. A clinical professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington, Dr. Becker is an adjunct research professor at Washington State University, where he directs the National Aquatic and Sports Medicine Institute. He has researched, written and lectured extensively in the field of aquatic exercise for more than 30 years and is a frequent speaker at the World Aquatic Health Conference. The LifeQuest Aquatic Center represents the power of our joint efforts to make this project a reality, said Shell Point President Peter Dys. This project would not be possible without Shell Point residents generous endorsement and support for growth and change. Today, we celebrate our success. LifeQuest is Shell Points balanced approach to wellness that emphasizes six dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, spiritual, community/social, educational and natural environment. The LifeQuest Aquatic Center is the newest key community amenity that embodies the active lifestyle and fuels mind, body and spirit. Residents throughout all levels of care can benefit from the versatility of the LifeQuest Aquatic Center without any barriers regarding age or physical condition and refresh, rejuvenate or recover as they benefit from waters role in their own health and well-being. To learn more about Shell Point, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-7801131. Shell Point Resort Services and Management Team, from left, Craig Norling, Leslie Brand, Mary Franklin, Bob Southern, President Peter Dys, Scott Moore, Cheryl Cooper, Melanie Brod and Michelle Smith Shell Point Aquatic Center Construction Team, from left, Dave Heuring, RDg Planning & Design; Steve Morrison, Johnson Engineering; Mark Valin, Andy Powell, and Jeff Sinatra, Wright Construction Group; Julie Nipper and Bob Southern, Shell Point Retirement Community; Tom Fritz and Kim Richardson, Jackson Pools Shell Point residents and staff held a ribbon cutting at the new LifeQuest Aquatic Center Calendar Girls Audition For TV ShowShowcasing a variety of talent from across the nation, NBCs hit competition series Americas Got Talent is a true celebration of the American spirit. Recently, The Calendar Girls participated in Americas Got Talent auditions at the Miami Convention Center, representing Southwest Florida and competing against the hottest performers from across the country. On May 27, Americas Got Talent will air footage from The Calendar Girls Miami audition. Dont miss your favorite local girls on NBC. The Calendar Girls Animal Shelter Needs Towels And BlanketsLee County Animal Services is in need of large towels and blankets for the shelter animals. They are used for the animals care and comfort in their kennels and for post surgery care. Animal Services takes in approximately 800 animals each month so maintaining a large supply of linens is crucial. Items do not need to be new. Anyone interested in donating towels, blankets or other items such cat litter, bleach, paper towels or pet food may take them to the shelter Monday through Saturday during business hours or drop them off at the front door after hours. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office. Donations may also be dropped off at many Publix Supermarket locations throughout Lee County. Look for the blue bins with Animal Services signs.


My Stars FOR WEEK OF MARCH 17, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although you tend to bore easily and leave others to finish what you start, this is one time when youd be wise to complete things on your own. Then you can move on to something new. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your indecision about a personal situation might come out of those mixed signals youre getting. Best not to make any commitments until you have a better sense of how things are going. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A dispute appears to be getting out of hand. But you should be able to step in and bring it all under control soon. Be patient. News about a potential career move might be delayed. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Career obligations could interfere with important personal plans. But using a combination of common sense and compromise helps resolve the dilemma to everyones satisfaction. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A stressful situation drains some of your energy reserves. But you soon bounce back in time to finish your tasks and enjoy a well-deserved weekend getaway. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) This is a good time to throw a party for friends and colleagues and surprise them with your dazzling domestic skills. You also might want to reconsider that career move you put on hold. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A sudden change of mind by someone you relied on could cause a delay in moving ahead with your plans. But those whom youve helped out before are prepared to return the favor. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You start the week feeling too shy to speak up in front of others. However, your selfassurance soon takes over, giving you the confidence you need to make yourself heard. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) One way to deal with a pesky personal dilemma this week is to meet it head-on. Insist on an explanation of why the situation reached this point and what can be done to change it. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The creative Capricorn finds several outlets for her or his talents this week. Also note that while a romantic connection looks promising, remember to allow it to develop on its own. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You stand out this week as the best friend a friend can have. But be careful that you dont take too many bows, or you might see gratitude replaced with resentment. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) What seems to be an ideal investment should be checked out thoroughly before you snap at the offer and find yourself hooked by an expensive scam. BORN THIS WEEK: Your wisdom is matched by your generosity. You are a person who people know they can rely on. On March 17, 1834, Gottlieb Daimler, who in 1890 founded an engine and car company bearing his name, is born in Germany. In 1885, he and Wilhelm Maybach developed a new version of the four-stroke internalcombustion engine, which they attached to a wooden bicycle, creating what has been referred to as the worlds first motorcycle. On March 19, 1842, French writer de Balzacs play Les Ressources de Quinola opens to an empty house, thanks to a failed publicity stunt. Hoping to create a buzz, the writer circulated a rumor that tickets were sold out. Unfortunately, most of his fans stayed home. On March 20, 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowes anti-slavery novel, Uncle Toms Cabin, is published. The book was so widely read that when President Abraham Lincoln met Stowe, he reportedly said, So this is the little lady who made this big war. On March 22, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Beer and Wine Revenue Act. The law levied a federal tax on all alcoholic beverages to raise revenue for the federal government and gave individual states the option to impose further regulations. On March 18, 1942, the War Relocation Authority is created to take all people of Japanese descent into custody. Earl Warren (who would go on to become chief justice of the Supreme Court) claimed that a lack of evidence of sabotage among the Japanese population proved nothing, as they were merely biding their time. On March 21, 1963, Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay closes down and transfers its last prisoners. At its peak use in 1950s, The Rock, or Americas Devil Island, housed more than 200 inmates at the maximum-security facility. On March 23, 1983, Barney Clark dies, 112 days after becoming the worlds first recipient of a permanent artificial heart. The 61-year-old dentist spent the last four months of his life at the University of Utah Medical Center attached to a 350-pound console that pumped air in and out of the aluminum-andplastic implant through a system of hoses. It was celebrated Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky who made the following sage observation: Talking nonsense is the sole privilege mankind possesses over the other organisms. Its by talking nonsense that one gets to the truth! I talk nonsense, therefore Im human. If you can foretell the future by looking at fingernail clippings, youre practicing onychomancy. The name of the islands of Hawaii is thought to come from a word in an early Polynesian language meaning place of the gods. You might be surprised to learn that before novelist Salman Rushdie wrote The Satanic Verses and had a fatwa issued against him by the Supreme Leader of Iran, he worked in advertising, coming up with slogans for candy companies. If youre like the average woman, you will kiss 15 men, go on four disastrous dates, be stood up once and suffer heartbreak twice before you meet the man you want to settle down with. In 2009, Japanese scientists revealed that the human body emits a very slight, yet perceptible, glow. After using a special camera to study a sample of men in their 20s, they found that intensity of the glow varies, with the lowest point at around 10 a.m. and the brightest at 4 a.m. Horses can tell each other apart just by the sound of their whinnies. It is traditional in Scotland to blacken the bride. In this process, a soon-to-wed woman is abducted by friends, covered in honey, eggs, sauce and feathers, then taken around town on a pub crawl. In ancient Rome, slaves with red hair commanded a higher price from buyers. What is laid down, ordered, factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup. -Boris Pasternak THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. GEOGRAPHY: Where is the island of Cyprus located? 2. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a group of adult alligators called? 3. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is the Koh-i-noor? 4. LITERATURE: What was the name of the monster in Mary Shelleys novel Frankenstein? 5. RELIGION: Which religion espouses the Eightfold Path? 6. OLYMPICS: A Salchow jump is employed in which winter sport? 7. HISTORY: How many banks of oars were used in an ancient warship called the trireme? 8. SYMBOLS: What is the shape of a trefoil? 9. SCIENCE: What is phototropism? 10. LANGUAGE: What does the acronym BTU stand for? TRIVIA TEST 1. Mediterranean Sea 2. A congregation 3. A large and famous diamond in the British crown jewels 4. It had no name but referred to itself once as Adam 5. Buddhism 6. Figure skating 7. Three 8. Clover, or three-leafed 9. An organisms growth in response to light 10. British Thermal Unit. ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER MARCH 14, 2014 SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 2013, Michael Cuddyer set a Colorado Rockies record for most consecutive games reaching base in a season (46). Who had held the mark? 2. Who holds the record for most doubles in a season? 3. The Texans Andre Johnson, in 2012, became the second NFL player to have 100 catches and 1,500 receiving yards in at least three seasons. Who was the first? 4. In the 2012-13 college basketball season, Ben McLemore broke the Kansas freshman singlegame scoring record with 36 points. Who had held the mark? 5. During the 1970s, Original Six NHL teams made up 15 of the 20 teams that played in the Stanley Cup Finals. Which two teams appeared the most times? 6. In 2013, Usain Bolt tied for the top spot in world championship career medals for men in track and field, with 10. Who also has 10? 7. Who has won golfs U.S. Senior Open the most times? ANSWERS 1. Matt Holliday reached base in 38 straight games in 2007. 2. Earl Webb had 67 doubles for the Boston Red Sox in 1931. 3. Marvin Harrison did it for the Colts (1999, 2001-02). 4. Danny Manning had 35 points in a game in 1985. 5. Montreal (six appearances, six titles) and Boston ( ve appearances, two titles). 6. Carl Lewis. 7. Miller Barber won it three times (1982, -).


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REAL ESTATETO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.com CLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS THE RIVER MARCH 14, 201428 ISABELLA RASIHAPPY TO HELP YOUWITH ALL OF YOURREAL ESTATE NEEDS! RS 1/4 NC TFN 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957ISABELLA RASI(239) 246-4716EISABELLARASI@AOL.COM International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Sta GARCIA REAL ESTATE AND CONSULTINGRICHARD J. GARCIA, GRI, BROKER239-472-5147garciaonsanibel.comOffering Personal, Private, and Professional Real Estate Services on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. 30 Year Resident of Sanibel. Licensed in Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. NS 3/7 CC 3/28 VACATION RENTAL Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RS 1/4 CC TFN PRIVATE BEACH ACCESSGulf Pines 3BR/2BTH Lanai Pool,Tennis, WI/FI Available March &/or April Call Cathy 786-877-5330 Miamiblocks@bellsouth.net NS 1/17 CC TFN WALK TO BEACH, EAST END1/2 Duplex, 2 BD 1BA AVAILABLE APRIL 2014 Bright, Clean, Modern Call Bob 410-913-2234 tidewaterbob@comcast.net RS 2/28 CC TFN WATCH THE OCEAN FROM BEDSanibel Direct Gulf Front Panoramic View Big Luxury Lanai w/Glass Doors. 2B/2Ba. WIFI-Beach Equip-3 Flat Screen TVs w/DVD Details & Photos: www.vrbo.com/192495 NS 3/7 CC 4/25 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.RS 3/14 CC 3/14 FOR RENTDUNES TOWNHOUSESpacious, furnished townhouse with 3+ bdrms./ 3 baths, avail. May-Dec. for $1,600. mo. Vaulted ceilings, screened in porches, gracious living area and a 2 car garage. View is of propertys swimming pool and tennis court. Steps to Bay. Call owners directly at 508-965-3751 or e-mail: murray.camp@rcn.comRS 2/14 CC TFN RENTALS WANTEDGUARANTEED RENTAL INCOME FOR SANIBEL OWNERS!!The Sanibel Captiva Guaranteed Income Company is looking for 2 bedroom condos to begin in April/May 2014 with pool access and close proximity to the beach for GUARANTEED INCOME. Property must allow week to week rentals for our travel club members. We can guarantee you a yearly rental income and still allow some owner weeks. Income varies based on condo location, amenities, and owner use. Call Diane Wieland at 970-470-3168 or email dwieland@coloradormr.comNS 2/21 CC 3/14 ANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDANNUAL OR LONG TERM SANIBEL RENTAL WANTEDCouple seeking 8-12 month rental house/ condo on Sanibel, preferably located on a quiet street on the north west side of the island, between Rabbit Road and Blind Pass. Rental to begin October 1, 2014. Non-smoking, no pets. Require 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, washer/dryer, internet & cable TV. Please contact Cynthia at goldenrun90@yahoo.com or call 508-654-3598. NS 3/14 CC TFN 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 REAL ESTATEOPEN HOUSE CORNER OF WEST GULF DR. AND DINGMAN DR.Sunday, March 16th, 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 3/14 BM 3/14 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 PRIME BUSINESS LOCATION 1640 Periwinkle Way, Unit 1. 850 sf. in Lime Tree Center. Large exterior sign & Periwinkle facing window. 239-472-2466NS 3/14 CC 3/14 ANNUAL RENTALRE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN ANNUAL RENTALS472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975www.sanibelannualrentals.com RS 2/14 BM TFN GULF FRONT This 2/2 Furnished Condo has great views of gulf & beach from the 3rd oor. Fully Furnished. 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CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29 THE RIVER MARCH 14, 2014HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 1/4 BM TFN SERVICES OFFEREDHELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC 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 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION CASA BELLA COMMUNITY SALE16320 DUBLIN CIRCLE, SOUTH FORT MYERS OFF KELLY ROAD, NEAR SUPER TARGET STORE SATURDAY MARCH 15, 8AM-1PM NS 3/14 CC 3/14 HUGE GARAGE SALE6039 Dinkins Lake Road Sat 15 March 9:00-4:00 High end shoes, clothes, antiques, antique wood stove, funiture, household items, and art workNS 3/14 CC 3/14 HUGE SALELots of stuff from soup to nuts, very clean. Dont miss this one! 956 Fitzhugh Street, Sanibel (turn at Schnappers Hots). Friday and Saturday, March 14 and 15, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.NS 3/14 CC 3/14 SANIBELSHELL HARBOR 10 FAMILY GARAGE SALE926 Lindgren Blvd, Friday & Sat. 3/14 &15, 8 AM. Furniture, Italian Wine Glasses, Antiques, Jewelry, Lots of great Home Accessories, Kitchenware, Dishes, Ceiling Fan, Bedding, Lighting, Shell Art and Art, Books, Hats, Handbags, Clothing, Exercise Equipment, Pool Figurines, too much to list, all wonderful items. NS 3/14 CC 3/14 GARAGE SALEFri & Sat Mar. 14th & 15th, 1694 Bunting Lane, 9:00-2:00. Gumbo Limbo off Dixie Beach. 100s of Quality, Clean Items. To Much to List. Come See.NS 3/14 CC 3/14 PRESSURE 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.comNS 1/17 CC 5/16 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 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 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 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 229 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 1/31 NC TFN HELP WANTEDOur very busy of ce has an immediate opening for an experienced Medical Assistant, LPN, or RN to work 4 days a week. Please call Stacey @ (239) 395-2444. NS 3/14 CC 3/14 HELP WANTEDRECEPTIONIST 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 VOLUNTEERS 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. RS 3/14 CC 3/21 HELP WANTEDThree Crafty Ladies is seeking a Part-Time Sales Associate & a Full-Time Assistant Manager! Applicants Must regularly Sew, Craft or Quilt! Contact (239) 472-2893 for details.NS 3/14 CC 3/28 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 islandNS 2/21 CC 3/14 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 WANTEDFULL 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


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 Pets Of The Week 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 14, 201430 Hello, my name is Megan and I am a black and tan spayed female Belgian Malinois mix 1 years old. For some reason I get overlooked here at the shelter. Probably because Im usually curled up on my bed passing the time away till its my turn to go outside. Im just well behaved and calm. They say a picture says a thousand words and mine should say what a beautiful, sweet, friendly, low-maintenance, peopleloving girl I am. Adoption fee: $75. Hi, Im Placo, a neutered male domestic short haired black and white cat age 2 years. Comments: One of the first things you might notice about me is that I look like Im wearing a toupee and a bad one at that! Its just part of my quirky personality. I love attention and dont mind entertaining you to get it. Im not all about fun and games, though. I am lovable guy with a serious side too.\ You could say Im the total package, toupee and all. 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. 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