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FREETake Me Home VOL. 13, NO. 13 APRIL 4, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com A Cornucopia Of Talent At ArtWalkArt Walk takes to the streets. An unbound creativity is spilling out onto the pavements and the walls, occupying nooks and crannies of downtown Fort Myers, for arts sake. Art Walk will occur in the galleries and streets of downtown Fort Myers on Friday, April 4 from 6 to 10 p.m. The cornucopia of talent in this area is as varied as it is plentiful. Art is the cultural wealth of our community just look around downtown and see the growth, said Jim Griffith, executive director of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Choirs, video artists, circus performers, digital artists, performance artists, actors, musicians and painters will take to the streets. Streets from Monroe Street to Royal Palm Avenue will be closed off for the event. Here is some of what you can expect to see: Circus Arts United, Where Art Comes To Life! A beautiful collision of All Walks of Art will transform First Street and Hendry Street in downtown Fort Myers. This performance and art feature is designed to thrill with fire, magic, aerial silks, juggling, chalk art, graffiti, dance, stilt walking and live music by Frisson. Lily Hatchetts Paper Grotto Live. A giant paper sculpture builds itself from the inside out. This is an interactive performance with paper, video projection, music and performers. Featuring the Edison Jazz Buccaneers, The Grotto can be found in the middle of Broadway, between First and Main streets. The New Library will feature the Fort Myers Greenwave Choir. The Fort Myers High School Choral Department is made up of seven choirs comprising 150 students. They have performed several master-works including Schuberts Mass in G, Pergolesis Stabat Mater, Faures Messe Basse, and Bernsteins Chichester Psalms. They will be performing some amazing classic, pop and modern choral works. Live video projection will be provided by award winning artist Zachary Smith. At The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Nina and Lily Griffiths Band, Hi Society, will be playing at the stage on the entrance steps. They are a unique band made of four teenagers; Nina, Lily, Jacob and Grace. All four have been educated in music and formed their band early this year. The music they perform is usually indie alternative, but they also love to break out in the oldies or some modern rock and pop. Opening in the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is Art Poems 2014 that will feature 24 collaborations between local artists and poets Woody Hanson, with noted architect and video artist Zachary Smith projecting images of early Fort Myers onto the north wall of the Sprint Building, located across from the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. This creative cinematic event, consisting of images from the Hanson Family Archives, will take viewers on a journey through the past. Watch as this urban scale exhibit reveals the evolutionary pathway that Fort Myers followed from the early 1900s through the end of World War II. Laboratory Theater of Florida with Founder/Director Annette Trossbach, will be staging live Shakespearean vignettes; actors will be interacting with passersby. The Young Artists Awards, Inc. is a performing an arts education, audition, performance and scholarship program for students from throughout Southwest Florida ages continued on page 16 Circus art and performances will transform First Street and Hendry Street Young Artists Award Winners To Perform During Downtown ArtWalkOn Friday, April 4, the Young Artists Awards will present a performance by some by the winners of the 2014 Young Artists Awards competition on stage in the courtyard of the Fort Myers Library as part of Aprils Art Walk. Eight performers, including dancers, vocalists and musicians, will perform from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Performing will be dancer Hae-Yang Chang, a senior at Cape Coral High School. Chang was named the Judges Overall Event winner as well as the Audience Choice award winner at the 11th Annual Young Artists Awards competition, held on March 10 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre.continued on page 16 Top, from left: Hae-Yang Chang, Kaitlyn Nicolosi, Stephanie van Duijn and Christian Koller; bottom: Mary Grace Epps, Rene Miville, Bryanna Walker and Diana Ascher Lakes Park Bird PatrolThe next nature walk at Lakes Park, Fort Myers, is slated for Saturday, April 5, at 8:30 a.m. Participants meet at Shelter A7. Enter Lakes Park gate from Gladiolus Drive, turn right, drive to end of road and continue through the parking lot. Shelter A7 is located near the Train Station. This is an easy walk along clear paths and offers an opportunity to see birds in native vegetation with experienced guides pointing out the many species in this Lee continued on page 16 Eastern phoebe photo by Meg RousherEaster Egg Hunt At Wa-Ke HatcheeWa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center is hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to noon. Children up to age 12, their families and friends are welcome to enjoy a morning of hunting for eggs and visiting with the Wa-Ke Hatchee Easter Bunny. Bring a camera; refreshments will be provided. The egg hunt starts at 10:35 a.m. right after the bunnys arrival. Participation is $5 per child; adults can attend for free. For information on other parks sites, egg hunts and seasonal events, visit www. leeparks.org. For more information about this event, call Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center at 432-2154. The center is located at 16760 Bass Road in Fort Myers.

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THE RIVER APRIL 4, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now Mammy Jane Hendry, Once A Slave by Gerri Reaves, PhDWhen Mammy Jane Hendry died in August 1905, the Fort Myers Press published a tribute to the woman who had been given as a slave to her family in 1865 when she was a child. Census records indicate that Jane was a native Floridian, as were her parents. Also known as Aunt Mammy Jane, she had remained the faithful colored servant of that family to the end of her life at age 49, the tribute read. Even decades after the Civil War, some former slaves or descendants of slaves remained with the family that had once owned them. By that time, phrases such as faithful old time servant and nurse to all of the children described this complex relationship. The family that became Janes own was that of William Marion and Susan Wall Hendry, known affectionately as Uncle Marion and Aunt Sue in Fort Myers. Jane was the first and only black member of the white M.E. Church. (That historic institution has evolved into todays First United Methodist Church and is still located on First Street at Royal Palm Avenue.) Paula Hendry, a family historian, speculates that William M. Hendrys important role in running that church might shed light on Janes close association with it. Her church work included contributing to the building of a new church. The William Marion Hendrys came to Fort Myers in 1873 and lived in the house shown in this historic photo, built in 1875. It faced the river just east of Hendry Street, eventually located behind the Bradford Hotel. When he settled in Fort Myers, Hendry had just completed a term as representative for Polk County in the Florida House of Representatives. With him was his brother, Capt. F.A. Hendry, who would become known as the Father of Fort Myers. William Marion opened a general store, Frierson & Hendry, in partnership with Maj. Aaron Frierson, on the northeast corner of First and Hendry. Among his many accomplishments before his death in 1914, was serving three years as the towns first official postmaster, beginning in 1876, and clerk of the circuit court for 18 years. Mammy Jane Hendry was buried in the Frierson-Hendry family cemetery on Henderson Avenue, as was the couple to whom she had been given decades before. Walk down to Bay and Hendry and imagine a pretty family home on the banks of the Caloosahatchee circa 1875. Then walk a few blocks to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn more about the downtown that Mammy Jane Hendry lived in.continued on page 11 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 Some of the charm of the Hendry home where Jane lived is captured in this undated photo. However, by the time it was demolished in 1953, it was the oldest house in town and in poor condition. photo courtesy of Paula Hendry Mammy Jane Hendry, right, was given as a slave to William Marion and Susan Wall Hendry in 1865. She spent the rest of her life as a faithful servant of the family and an active member of the Methodist Church. Others pictured are, from left,, first row, William Marion Hendry, Julia A. Ladie Hendry, Susan C. Wall Hendry (holding photo of absent son, Edward M. Hendry), Lydia C. Nellie Hendry, and, second row, Henry A. Hendry, Mary S. Hendry and William W. Wallie Hendry. photo courtesy of Paula Hendry Today, a law firm and parking lot occupy the former Hendry home photo by Gerri Reaves

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3 THE RIVER APRIL 4, 2014Fort Myers Public Art: FGCU Students Producing Public Art Videoby Tom HallA group of Florida Gulf Coast University students is preparing to make history. On March 20, members of Assistant Professor Michael Salmonds Digital Media Design 1 (ART 2600) class began creating videos that may shine a spotlight on some of the universitys most prestigious public artworks. Although digital media pervades the commercial world, it is a tool that public artists and art administrators have yet to embrace when it comes to explaining the purpose and theme of public artworks to the people who see and encounter them on a daily basis. Its a highly curious situation. On the one hand, thousands of cities, counties and universities around the country maintain vibrant public art collections. Urban planners believe that a vital and robust public art program boosts civic pride, enhances and defines a citys identity, reflects the unique character and history of the city, burnishes the citys image to the outside world and encourages tourism and economic development. At a collegiate level, campus-sited artworks often reflect the schools identity and history, foster an atmosphere of learning and culture, and attract topnotch students and faculty members. And yet, for all these benefits, the government entities and schools that install and maintain these artworks do little to educate their residents, visitors, students and faculty about the art they see cropping up all around them. A recent survey of nearly 43,000 people in 26 communities conducted by Gallup and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation over a three year period beginning in 2008 makes this oversight even harder to understand or explain. The survey discovered that more than schools, low crime rates and economic opportunity, public art is the factor that most inspires people to locate and remain in a community. A citys art, parks, and green spaces are more important than education, safety, and the local economy when it comes to inducing residents to develop a binding attachment to the town or city in which they live, the report noted. In fact, a residents perceptions of the (communitys aesthetics) are more strongly linked to their level of community attachment than to that persons age, ethnicity or work status.But many governing bodies fail to capitalize on the public art collections they have painstakingly put in place. The students in Salmonds Digital Media Design class are about to change that equation at FGCU.Although still in its infancy, Florida Gulf Coast University has already assembled a public art collection approaching 100 works. Many came compliments of Floridas Art in Public Buildings program, an initiative started in 1979 pursuant to section 255.043 of the Florida Statutes that earmarks one-half of one percent of the amount the legislature appropriates for the construction of state buildings for the acquisition of public artworks. Others were donated to FGCU by students, alumni and university supporters. To get the word out to students, faculty and the people who reside in and visit Southwest Florida, FGCU is placing information and photographs about each artwork on two online public art registries, the Denverbased Public Art Archive and Manhattanbased cultureNOW. And qualifying videos will be used to supplement that information and help familiarize people with the themes these artworks convey. For example, the five corten and stainless steel spires rising majestically from a bed of black river rock on the mall leading to Lutgert Hall known as Transition 2012 end in LED beacons that send shafts of light throughout the mall at night just as FGCU graduates will carry the illumination they receive at the university into the world beyond. According to their creator, artist Robert Roesch, Transition Viewed from WestTransitions spires represent the promise of great things ahead and metaphorically, the change in metal from the three-foot bases of corten steel to tops of reflective stainless steel symbolizes the change that will take place within each student as a result of the educational process. The videos now in production will help tell these and other stories so that students, faculty and campus visitors will have a more enriching experience each time they encounter artworks from the universitys collection. Its exciting for my students to have the opportunity to be involved in an important project like this, Salmond notes. Qualifying videos will be submitted to the artists who created the artwork featured in each production. With their approval, the videos will then be placed on the Public Art Archive and cultureNOW, and possibly on the artists website as well. And while cultureNOWs online registry encompasses more than 11,000 sites and contains more than 21,000 images and 1,050 podcasts by artists, architects, historians and curators, it has yet to receive an interpretative music video featuring any of those works, so the videos now in production have the potential of adding a groundbreaking new component to the emerging process of making people aware about the existence, message and purpose of public art. A native of England, Salmond arrived at FGCU in the Fall of 2011 as the first faculty member specializing in digital art and interactive media. Whether their goals are artistic or commercial, bound for a gallery installation or a game station, digital art students adapt to constantly evolving tech-savvy tools and techniques to the realms of industry, commerce, art and marketing. Which make this a perfect introductory project for students who possess a broad interest in the use of digital and video platforms for marketing, branding and artistic expression. Its about designing experiences for people, Salmond told The Pinnacles Drew Sterwald shortly after arriving at FGCU. Its the same designing Disneyland the physical place or Disneyland.com. Its all about what experience people take away, whether its a product-based thing or purely artistic expression. For more information, visit www.cultureNOW.org, www.PublicArtArchive.org and www.artswfl.com. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to truetours.net. 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THE RIVER APRIL 4, 20144 Opening Exhibit, Artists Reception At Arts For ACT Join Arts For ACT Gallery, located at 2265 First Street in downtown Fort Myers, on Friday, April 4 from 6 to 10 p.m. for the opening reception and art walk for their April featured artists photographer and author George Mitchell, painter Ray Hernandez and sculptor Roy Benton III. This exhibit continues through April 28. George Mitchell has been making serious photographs since his senior year in high school, when he began photographing traditional blues artists he located or visited with a Kodak Instamatic camera. He began making more professional photographs in 1967, when the University of Minnesota School of Mass Communication and Journalism lent him a camera. He went to Mississippi for the summer to record, photograph and interview traditional blues musicians. This trip resulted in a Master of Arts paper and his first book, Blow My Blues Away, was published by Louisiana State University Press. For several years in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Mitchell was a reporter in Columbus, Georgia. Under the tutelage of the photographers at the Columbus Ledger, he took the photographs, which appeared with his stories. At the Columbus Times, he was a reporter, a photographer and later executive editor. During that period, he produced his second book of photographs and text, Im Somebody Important. He then decided to become a photography teacher, and returned to the University of Minnesota where he studied photography teaching in both the journalism and art departments. Mitchell taught photography in Atlanta at four high schools for a total of 25 years. He also authored five more books of photographs and interviews. There have been a number of solo exhibitions of his photographs over the years, including three in Atlanta; one in Columbus, Georgia (a number of his photographs are in the permanent collection of the Columbus Museum of Art); Sacramento, California; Utrecht, Holland; Jackson, Mississippi (at the Mississippi Museum of Art); Clarksdale, Mississippi; and Fort Myers. Raymond Hernandez was born in Brooklyn, New York of Puerto Rican descent. He grew up amongst the rural nature of LaBelle, Florida and developed a passion for botany, art and photography. Hernandez was awarded scholarships from the U.S. Sugar Corp. and the Art Institute of Dallas. His study of fine art and graphic communication, began his career in Texas. In 1985, he moved to New York City, exhibiting his art while illustrating and designing for such cliental as: Estee Lauder, Elizabeth Arden, Lancome, Coty, Revlon and Avon. His art has been published both national and internationally on cosmetic packaging, shopping bags, promotional and novelty products. Hernandez returned to Florida in 2005 to focus on his fine art and encountered numerous artists on a similar path of exhibiting, creating and working together to bring the arts to Southwest Florida. He currently teaches art to children and teens in various Lee, Hendry and Glades County programs. He was awarded The City of Fort Myers Art and Culture Individual Artist Grant for 2012-13 and strives to keep the arts alive. Roy L. Benton III is a Florida native who grew up in Fort Myers. He is a fourth generation of marine contractors and is a certified general contractor. In his spare time, he enjoys creating art. His art consists of metal, wood sculptures and photography. I taught myself how to weld as a young child when I would go to work with my father at his marine construction company, he said. My grandfather built custom homes and I learned woodworking from him. My uncle, Darryl Pottorf, an international artist taught me an assortment of valuable techniques. Benton loves where he grew up and his art reflects things that have been a part of his life. He loves to fish, dive and enjoys the outdoors. His latest collection of artwork reflects this and revolves around the marine life and his passion for nature. Raymond Hernandezs Bon Bon Photography by George Mitchell Live Entertainment Nightly, Online Discounts, Loyalty Program, The Best Happy Hour NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH MONDAY THRU FRIDAY NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 11:30am-4pm 11:30am-4pm Happy Hour at Lunch Happy Hour at Lunch BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM 239-433-4449 239-433-4449 12984 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS 12984 S. 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Cost is $20 per person, all inclusive. Lee County Commissioner candidates scheduled to attend include Larry Murphy, Cecil Pendergrass, Brian Hamman, Andy Coy, Josh McGrail and Sawyer Smith. To RSVP, call 432-9389, email rmh738@aol.com or visit www.leerepublicanwomen.com.

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5 THE RIVER APRIL 4, 2014Water-Theme Show Reunites FriendsGerard Damiano, Jeff Mudgett and Charlie Brown met in the early s on the field of the nascent Fort Myers High School soccer team. Their lives then took them in very different directions. Now successful artists in three different modes of expression, they reunite to present the show, Something in the Water. The free opening event, on Saturday, April 12, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Spirits of Bacchus, 1406 Hendry Street, Fort Myers, is open to the public. Weve been friends for so long, but life separated us. Art brings us back together for this, Brown said. We have such a wide variety of work, we felt like we could put on a really interesting exhibition. Although their art differs in style and technique, the three share a love of the waters of Southwest Florida. Damiano, who studied at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, started illustrating as a child with his mothers lipstick, which I prized for its ability to mark on any surface, he says. After graduation, he continued his studies abroad, and later, on a four-year Art Safari in America. His work ranges from expressive drawings to multimedia projection art. I still enjoy drawing with a Sharpie marker, but most of my work now is created on computers, he added. Mudgett received his first Nikon camera in 1982 and continues to take all of his images with a hand-held 35mm camera. There are no double exposures, filter effects or darkroom shenanigans involved, he says. An architect trained at the University of Florida and the University of California, Mudgett is inspired by his travels to capture a sense of place that demonstrates, as he says, an intense entanglement with the patterns of nature, time and light. The Fort Myers native of the group, Brown grew up fishing local waters. He is skilled in the ancient Japanese art of gyotaku, in which the fisherman catches then paints his fish, pressing paper onto it to prove the size of his catch. Using a wide array of papers to provide depth and texture, Brown enhances his prints with extensive brushwork, resulting in highly detailed depictions of the fish. DJ Slinky will return to Spirits of Bacchus after a decade, to play music at the closing celebration which will be held during ArtWalk on Friday, May 2 from 6 to 9 p.m The show runs through Saturday, May 3. Palometa by Charlie Brown Driftfish by Charlie Brown End by Jeff Mudgett Make sure you pick up a Nellies discount card come in six times and get a FREE meal Nellies Upstairs Waterside Bar Where its Happy Hour all the time!!! Award-Winning Restaurant: Best Lunch Best Casual Dining Best Waterfront Dining Best Place for Live MusicSnacks in Between1131 1st St., Ft. Myers Beach www.nervousnellies.net FREE MARINA DOCKAGE with Dock Attendants Assistance

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THE RIVER APRIL 4, 20146 An Evening Of Judeo-Christian MusicOn Thursday, April 10, Beach United Methodist Church will presents the final Hibiscus Series event for the season. Beginning at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, Dr. Douglas Renfroe, director of music and fine arts, presents an evening of Judeo-Christian music discussing the similarities of Christian and Jewish faiths through their respective liturgies. The evening will be in a dessert-theatre style, with music accompanied by desserts. Renfroe earned his doctorate in Judeo-Christian Liturgy in 2005. Since 2001, he has served as cantor at Temple Bat Yam on Sanibel Island as well as serving Beach United Methodist Church since 2008. In addition to his solo work, he is also the artistic director of the Voices of Naples. Accompanying him on piano will be Sanibel resident Abigail Addison, who previously worked with Renfroe on a similar program on Sanibel in February. The evening will look at historic data and discover how instruments and the voice were used in ancient times, and how music in churches throughout the world has evolved into what it is today. In addition to solo presentations, Renfroe will also lead the audience in some well known hymns dating back over 2,000 years. Beach United Methodist Church is located at 155 Bay Road, Fort Myers Beach behind the new library. A suggested donation of $10 will be collected and desserts will be available. For information, call 463-9656. Dr. Douglas Renfroe Miracle Roster Has Diversified Talent Including Two First-Round Draft Picksby Ed FrankTwo first-round selections in the major league baseball draft, a local high school graduate with an international background and an outfielder and first-baseman who led all minor leaguers last season in RBIs, headline the openingday roster of the 2014 Fort Myers Miracle baseball team that begins play this weekend. In releasing the names of Miracle players for the new season, Brad Steil, director of minor operations for the Minnesota Twins, said it will be a competitive team under second-year manager Doug Mankiewicz, who guided the Miracle to a 79-56 record a year ago, including a Florida State League division championship in the seasons first-half. Those who have followed the career of the fiery Mankiewicz know he brings competitive leadership as a manager just as he did as a major league player for 12 seasons. He is only one of five American Major League players to win both a World Series (Boston 2004) and an Olympic Gold medal (Team USA 2000). The Miracle, a high Class A team, begin their 23d season in Fort Myers with their home opener this Saturday at Hammond Stadium against the Jupiter Hammerheads at 6:05 p.m. Free tickets for the opener are available at Wendys restaurants and Hess Express Stations. Fireworks will follow the game. The opening home stand includes a 4:05 p.m. game Sunday against Jupiter and a three-game series Tuesday through Thursday against the Charlotte Stonecrabs with 7:05 p.m. starts. The Miracle roster, according to Steil, includes former first-round picks Alex Wimmers, a right-handed pitcher, and Levi Michael, a shortstop. Wimmers, the Twins first-round selection in 2010, was a highly touted fireballer out of Ohio State University, who has seen little action the last two years as the result of Tommy John surgery. Michael was the Twins first round draft choice in 2011 and has played for the Miracle the last two seasons with a combined batting average of .239 and an on-base percentage of .236. There will be local interest in outfielder Max Kepler, a native of Germany and a former student at Fort Myers High School. The undrafted youngster is being promoted from Low A Cedar Rapids where he batted .237 in 61 games with 40 RBIs in 2013. He grew up in Berlin, where he played tennis, soccer, baseball, swimming and skiing. Both his parents were professional ballet dancers. Starting at first-base for the Miracle is D. J. Hicks who drove in 110 runs a year ago playing the first 89 games at Cedar Rapids and the final 42 here for the Miracle. The Florida native hit .297 at Cedar Rapids and .270 for the Miracle. Outfielder Adam Brett Walker is also moving up from Cedar Rapids where he batted .278 in 129 games while driving in 109 runs. Both Hicks and Walker were 2013 All-Stars in the Midwest League. Hicks and Walker combined led all minor league players a year ago in RBIs. The 2014 Miracle squad also includes pitchers Jason Wheeler, a left hander, with a combined 23-11 record and 3.57 ERA the last two years for the Miracle; Tyler Duffey, a right hander, who was a combined 7-7 last year at Cedar Rapids and Fort Myers; Brett Lee, right hander, 8-4 (2.95 ERA), at Cedar Rapids in 2013; Joshua Burris, right hander, 4-2 in 2013 at rookie level Elizabethton. Catching for the Miracle this season is Joel Polanco, who played 25 games last year for the Gulf Coast Twins rookie team, and Stuart Turner, who was drafted by the Twins in the third round of last years major league draft, and hit .264 in 34 games for Elizabethton. The Miracle play a 140-game schedule divided between a first-half season and a second-half season. There will be 62 home games with the final eight played at jetBlue Stadium to allow the second phase of Hammond Stadium remodeling. Everblades Enter Final Two Weeks of Season; Playoff Hopes Alive The Florida Everblades began the week one point behind Fort Wayne for the eighth and final playoff spot in the American Conference of the ECHL. With 73 points, one behind Fort Wayne and three behind seventh-place Wheeling, the local hockey team has advantage of playing the final six games of the regular season on home ice at Germain Arena The Everblades host South Carolina for three games this week, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Reading and Greenville provide the opposition the final week of the season. Brad Steil, director of minor league operations for the Minnesota Twins From page 1Talent At ArtWalkeight to 21. The project recognizes the areas top talented students in the performing arts. Now beginning its 11th year, its mission is to provide performing arts opportunities and scholarships in the areas of dance, drama, vocal and instrumental music performance and to provide a showcase for the talents of local youth. Angela Hicks performs live painting, using her body to apply paint through dynamic motions of dance. By directly translating choreography to canvas, she exudes the emotion of her performance with a blend of artistic mediums at the end of the performance is a finished painting inspired by the musical compositions. The completed pieces are part of her series Dancers Mark. Jason McDonald, digital video artist, will be digitizing and projecting Hicks performance. Jerry McGreens will be projecting video of his own work in a few different mediums, including animations, as well as works by Angela Hicks, Jason McDonald and other visual artists, on big walls of the Firestone Building and the Hall of 50 States Building, both on Bay Street. Cesar Aguilera and Danielle Branchaud will create a post-apocalyptic scene based on one of their Paionia couture creations. Also Branchaud will create a live painting based on this scene at the Franklin Shops windows. Mime and human statues Anthony Button and Noah Prechtel will entertain crowds with their silent art performances. Raymond Hernandez exhibits his color magic with paint in the office at Arts For Act Gallery. Samantha Hower and other graffiti artists will be painting live on eight-foot by 10-foot canvases supplied by Franklin Shops. Daniel Vendetti will be doing a street performance piece called The House Painter, based on a story that will be read aloud at the beginning of the performance, followed by live painting of a self-portrait on a four-feet by eight-feet wall. The Smith Family will be relighting the Arcade Theater marquee, which has been dark for two decades. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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7 THE RIVER APRIL 4, 2014 Tarpon Tourney Aims To Educate And ConserveThe Ding Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge (DDWS) and Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille have teamed up for a third year to host a tarpon competition termed a catch, release and care tournament on May 3. Saltwater fishing has a nearly $5.5 billion economic impact in the state of Florida, according to the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, said DDWS President John McCabe. Thats huge, and we feel it is part of our mission to step up to educate the fishing population about responsible sportsmanship. We are working together with Doc Fords and other partners to promote the sport of tarpon fishing in Southwest Florida and the importance of understanding and appreciating the amazing tarpon, so that future generations will have the opportunity to bow to the silver king decades from now. Again this year, New York Times bestselling Doc Ford murder-mystery series novelist Randy Wayne White will be participating in the tournament. The tournament brings a day of great action and getting together with a lot of local fishermen I havent seen in a while, said White, a former area fishing guide. I admire the way the tournament is run for the benefit of the species. The tournament demonstrates mindful fishing in many ways. First of all, it forgoes harmful weigh-in practices that require bringing the fish back to the starting point. It works within an honor system by declaring winners from photos taken onboard. Furthermore, the rules do not allow a controversial fishing practice called jig fishing, and the tournament committee assigns extra points for anglers who perform a DNA scrub on their catches. As part of the Florida Wildlife Commissions Tarpon Genetic Recapture Study, the scrub sampling helps scientists track tarpon and educate the public. Professional, field-based data collection is costly, making it difficult to obtain the large number of DNA scrubs needed to study tarpon effectively. Anglers in this tournament are encouraged to become citizen scientists and obtain scrubs, which are key to getting the number of samples needed to better understand tarpon and learn how to protect them. The final component in the catch is release and care. Proceeds from the tournament directly benefit wildlife conservation efforts at Ding Darling Refuge, a 6,400-acre complex of protected wetland and marine habitat on Sanibel Island. Last year the tournament contributed $40,000 to the aid of wildlife. Sport fishing is here to stay, and its important that anglers are educated to be better stewards of our waters and its marine life, said DDWS Executive Director Birgie Vertesch. Responsible, sustainable fishing has always been a part of the National Wildlife Refuge Systems mission, and we continue that tradition with this conservation-minded tournament. Tournament entry fee is $500 per boat; only 25 slots remain in a field of 50 boats. One hundred percent of the entry fees is awarded in prize monies to the teams that catch the most tarpon, with event sponsorships and donations going to support the refuge. Doc Fords has locations on Sanibel, continued on page 15 Tarpon tournament participants must take utmost care to preserve and further the understanding of the species 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 lotionsEmail your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com

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THE RIVER APRIL 4, 20148 Along the RiverOn Saturday, April 5, the Spring Arts and Crafts Celebration and the second annual Classic Car Cruise-In are being held on Fort Myers Beach. The day includes live entertainment, food and shopping. Prizes for winning classic cars will be awarded at 1 p.m. Admission is an optional donation of cat food to Find A Home/Give a Home, an all-volunteer, not-for-profit cat and dog rescue organization. The Spring Arts and Crafts Celebration and the Classic Car CruiseIn are held at the Santini Marina Plaza, 7225 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach. For more information, call Bonnie at 443-8810. This year marks the 102th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, one of the most memorable events of the 20th century. On Saturday at 7 p.m., Beach Haus Productions hosts a unique event, Titanic: In Memory & Style, at Fish Tale Marina on Fort Myers Beach. The $28 ticket price includes a fashion show, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages. Guests will indulge in the same desserts available to Titanic passengers: currant bread with wine jelly, coconut sandwiches and chartreuse jelly. A cash bar featuring wines and cordials that Edwardians were known to favor will also be available. The Edwardian-era fashion show features 12 gowns from 1910 to 1915, both originals and reproductions. Of each ticket sold, $5 will be donated to the Fort Myers Beach Friends of the Arts. Reservations can be made by calling 463-1079 or going to www.laurienienhaus.com. On Sunday, April 6 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., enjoy delicious BBQ and live music at BBQ, Bands & Brew. The family-friendly event takes place on the lawn of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Activities include a friendly BBQ competition, poker run, cornhole games and a kids area showcasing a barnyard theme. Musical entertainment will be by local favorites Rocker, Alter Ego, Deb & The Dynamics and The Grayson Rogers Band. Proceeds from the annual fundraiser benefit Lee BIA Builders Care, a nonprofit arm of the Lee Building Industry Association providing emergency construction services to elderly and disabled Lee County homeowners in need. To date, Builders Care has provided over $2.5 million in construction services at no cost to Lee County homeowners. For more information, go to www. LeeBuildersCare.org. Blankets and chairs are welcome, however, dogs, beach umbrellas and coolers are not. Admission is $10 per person. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Lee County Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, near Colonial Boulevard. For more information, go to www.bbqbandsandbrew.com. Southwest Florida is a great diving destination thanks in part its close proximity to the USS Mohawk Memorial Reef. Scubavice Diving Center in Fort Myers offers day and night dive trips to the artificial reef located approximately 28 nautical miles west of Redfish Pass, Sanibel. The USS Mohawk is a 165-foot Coast Guard cutter launched in 1934 and serving U.S. naval forces in the North Atlantic during World War II. It was sunk with a lifeboat and replica guns. The propeller, anchor, tackle, original decks and the stacks are intact, making it a wreck divers dream. Starting around 35 feet, divers will see a wide variety of reef fish in a zone which still has enough natural sunlight to support phytoplankton. Dropping down to 90 feet, it provides numerous and changing environments for a multitude of specialized marine life. Scubavice also gives beginners the opportunity to earn their Open Water Scuba certifications with classroom instructions and sessions in the shops pool. Experienced divers can obtain Advanced Open Water, Nitrox and Rescue certifications. Instructor Ramiro Palma teaches all levels of diving to National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) and Scubavice standards. Scubavice Diving Center is located at 12600 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. Call 481-4733 or go to www.scubavicedivers.com. If you prefer to stay above the water, take the entire family on a scenic boat trip this summer with Captiva Cruises. The dolphin watch and wildlife cruise is the perfect family adventure. There is nothing more exciting than seeing playful dolphins jumping in the wake of the boat. Captiva Cruises reports seeing dolphins on approximately 95 percent of the cruises. The trip runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and is narrated by volunteers from the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. The cost is $24 per adult and $15 per child. Captiva Cruises also offers sailing adventure cruises, sunset cruises and trips to Cayo Costa Beach, Cabbage Key, the Edison & Ford Winter Estates and Boca Grande. Prices vary and reservations are required. Captiva Cruises is located at McCarthys Marine, 11401 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva Island. For reservations, call 472-5300 or go to www.captivacruises.com. Florida is a scuba divers paradise. Scubavice in Fort Myers offers classes and dive trips A dolphin using its powerful tail flukes to play in the wake during a Captiva Cruises trip Monday, April 79a.m. to 5p.mJoin us for an Easter Bonnet Contest! There will be prizes awarded for the following categories: Best Tea Party, Most Outrageous, and Pure 5th Avenue. Plus, guests will receive special discounts off already wellpriced items. You won't want to miss this fun and crafty event! Next to Planet Fitness in Miners Plazaat the corner of McGregor Blvd. and GladiolusCommunityThrift Stor e CommunityThrift Stor e 225-652915501 Old McGregor Blvd., Suite 2, Fort Myers, FL 33908Now Open Monday Saturday from 9amto4pmSend your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com

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9 THE RIVER APRIL 4, 2014 Brattas serves fresh made-to-order food in an inviting atmosphere featuring live music nightly. The two for $20 menu is served all day Sunday to Thursday. Happy Hour is daily from 4 to 6:30 p.m. with drink and appetizer specials. Filet Napoleon, Taylor Street baked ziti and fresh bruschetta are a few favorites on the restaurants daily menu. Lobster tail and Chilean sea bass is served on the weekends. 12984 S. Cleveland Ave, 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 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 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 ten 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 the few al fresco eating porches on Sanibel. 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call 472-0606. 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. Live music. Happy hour 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. Parking for your car or boat for free for patrons. 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. 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 BRATTAS RISTORANTE Grab a handcrafted Island Mojito from Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille, Fort Myers Beach ISLAND COW NERVOUS NELLIES CRAZY WATERFRONT EATERY 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com 3957 P P h h: 2 2 3 39 4720606wwwSanibelIslandCowcom Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! s s Always Fresh ...Always! LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC w w Always w ay ay s! Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials We Proudly BrewSanibels Most Award Winning Restaurant

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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 APRIL 4, 201410

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11 THE RIVER APRIL 4, 2014 13901 Shell Point Plaza Fort Myers, Florida 33908 (239) 454-2077 www.shellpoint.org/springsThe Springs Assisted Living is part of Shell Points Integrated Healthcare System. Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance Foundation, Inc. Shell Point. All rights reserved. SPG-197-13 0 8 0 8 n ng g ng ng n ng n g s s s s s s s s s n n n n n n n n istr istr istr str tr y of y of y of y of of y of 1 197197971 1 1971979 1971 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 Navigating the myriad decisions in determining if Assisted Living is right for you or your loved one is just plain difficult. Levels of care. Different facilities. Quality. Affordability. All factors in ensuring an optimized quality of life. If youve got a question or a whole list of them meet with our assisted living experts, McKenzie or Vivian, today. With the well being of the individual as their highest priority, theyll give you answers that can assist you in making the most informed decisions possible. When you do, we also invite you to tour Shell Points newest assisted living facility, The Springs. With beautiful surroundings and Shell Points proven reputation, The Springs offers an affordable option on a month-to-month basis. Meet with our experts and visit The Springs today!Appointments and tours can be arranged by calling (239) 454-2077 MK Mb t Vn Cf Mr Of Abbbr Ln Erb( fb, b f f ) 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. St. Peter Lutheran Church ConcertSt. Peter Lutheran Church will present the Lehigh Singers and Tropical Storm in concert Monday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. The popular vocal groups have performed in venues throughout Southwest Florida. The program will feature a variety of favorites including Broadway and traditional American folk music. Doors open at 7 p.m. A free-will offering will be taken. The church is located at 3751 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, phone 463-4251. Beach Church To Present JudeoChristian Liturgy On Thursday, April 10, Beach United Methodist Church will present the final Hibiscus Series event for the season. Beginning at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, Dt. Douglas Renfroe, director of music and fine arts, will present an evening of JudeoChristian music discussing the similarities of Christian and Jewish faiths through their respective Liturgies. The evening will be in a dessert-theatre style, with music accompanied by desserts. Dr. Renfroe earned his doctorate in Judeo-Christian Liturgy in 2005. Since 2001, he has served as cantor at Temple Bat Yam on Sanibel Island as well as serving BUMC since 2008. In addition to his solo work, he is also the artistic director of the Voices Of Naples. Accompanying on piano will be Sanibel resident Abigail Addison, who previously worked with Dr. Renfroe on a similar program on Sanibel in February. The evening will look at historic data and discover how instruments and the voice were used in ancient times, and how music in churches throughout the world has evolved into what it is today. In addition to solo presentations, Dr. Renfroe will also lead the audience in some well known hymns dating back to over 2,000 years ago. Beach United Methodist Church is located on Fort Myers Beach behind the new library. A suggested donation of $10 will be collected and desserts will be available. From page 2Once A SlaveFor information, call 321-7430 or go to museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. If you love local history, be sure to visit the Southwest Florida Historical Societys research center at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. 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. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732

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THE RIVER APRIL 4, 201412 Anglers Welcome More Predictable April Weatherby Capt. Matt MitchellOne last cold front with more wind and rain finally finished out the last week of what was a tougher than usual March. Its good to be finally through a month of frequently changing angling conditions including more rain than we usually see all winter long. April marks the kick-off to spring and should bring us much more predictable fishing and weather conditions. Despite the constantly changing conditions and far-from-perfect weather, fishing was better this week than it has been. Good spring tide patterns and more bait showing up in the sound were the main factors in this. The average size of our sea trout just keeps getting better. This week my clients caught lots of trout over the 20-inch mark. I have made the switch from live shrimp fishing to live pinfish and shiners. This really upped the average size of trout caught. April and May always produce some of the largest trout of the year. Most of these bigger trout are out in the open water flats in twoto four-foot depths. Look for flats with clean water, small sand holes. mixed bottom and well defined drop-offs A popping cork rig with a small to medium live pinfish caught trout to 25 inches. Afternoon high tides finally gave anglers a chance to get out and mangrove fish for redfish this week. Working wind-blown mangrove shorelines during the last few hours of the incoming tide resulted in some of the best big redfish action I have been on since the fall. These fish took some effort to locate but once you found them the bite could be on fire. The type of bait used to target these redfish did not really seem to matter as we doubled up on quality fish up to 31 inches on chunk bait, pinfish and shiners. With late afternoon high tides all week the good redfish action should continue. Snook fishing for me this week was not quite as good as the trout and redfish action. We did catch lots of smaller snook when I had live shiners to use for bait, although most of our chances on bigger snook came while fishing with live pinfish. One memorable snook this week was caught by Ed Chutney of St. James City. He had friends in town from Virginia and wanted to introduce them to our fishing. After some non-stop trout action when everyone caught lots of fish, we moved on to mangrove fishing, looking for a big fish to finish the afternoon charter. Chutney hooked into a really good snook. After a few strong runs, the snook made it into the mangroves and got caught up on a dead tree limb. As most snook anglers know, 99 percent of the time when this happens, the fish will break the line and get away. I had Ed open the bail of the reel and go slack on the snook in one lastditch effort to untangle the fish, hoping it would come loose. The snook was exhausted from the battle and just laid there on the surface. Moving the boat in close to the mangroves I decided to climb out into the water with the landing net in my hand. I feared once I got close the fish would spook and snap the line. Slowly I waded up to the fish and untangled the line from the tree, sliding the snook into the landing net. It turned out to be a perfect slot sized snook measuring in at 32 inches and a making for memorable finish to a charter.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. Ed Chutney from St. James City with his 32-inch snook caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish Untangle tackle from vegetation and discard it responsibly BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island

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13 THE RIVER APRIL 4, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Baby Seasonby Patricia MolloySpringtime is the busiest of times for the staff at CROW. Of the 100 patients currently receiving treatment at the Sanibel wildlife clinic, more than 60 percent are youngsters. Baby mammal patients include raccoons, squirrels, opossums and a playful female otter. CROW also provides care for a large number of orphaned songbirds, seabirds and raptors. Many young animals arrive at CROW after human activities displace them from their homes or their parents. Some need to be fed as often as every 15 minutes, which takes a coordinated effort from the staff, students and volunteers. They must provide appropriate diets, medication and environments for all growing youngsters to thrive. While some patients are indeed sickly and require medical care, others are unintentionally kidnapped from their families by well-meaning people. If a baby is alone, it may be that mom is simply out searching for food. When Dr. Heather took over as hospital director in January 2012, she introduced an educational program entitled If you care, leave it there! in an effort to prevent perfectly healthy babies from being scooped-up and rushed to the clinic. Many people just dont understand. They are trying to do the right thing and they inadvertently abduct a young animal and take it away from its parents, she explained. Instead of picking up a seemingly abandoned wild creature, she urges people to pick-up the phone and call CROW. It takes weeks or months for babies to mature enough to survive in the wild. If you love the islands diverse and exotic wildlife, please donate your time during this critical period. Fourhour shifts are available. To speak with someone in Volunteer Services, call 472-3644, ext. 229 or go to CROWs website to download the clinics volunteer application. Training is provided. 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. If you find one alone like this Eastern gray squirrel (patient #0374) call CROW A young diamondback terrapin (patient #0339) spends most of its recovery time basking under a heat lamp in the reptile room This mourning dove, patient #3336, had antibacterial ointment applied to its wounds daily 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

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THE RIVER APRIL 4, 201414 Plant SmartInch Out Turf Grassby Gerri ReavesIf youre ready to reduce the time, energy, and money you spend maintaining non-native turf grass, experiment with the island or border approach. Replacing even a small portion of your lawn with native and Floridafriendly plantings goes a long way to reduce water consumption and the application of herbicides and pesticides. Your yard will be healthier for wildlife, your family and our waterways. Start with one island or border with a curved shape for a natural look. Evaluate the growing conditions of the area light, moisture levels, and soil. Research your options by visiting a native plant nursery or the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods (FYN) office or website. Youll find information helpful in choosing a pleasing combination of textures, colors, and heights. A dry, sandy, well-drained, sunny spot, for example, might make a good succulent and cactus garden. Decide how high you want the mature plants to be and choose species accordingly. Remember the motto, right plant in the right place. To attract bees, butterflies, and birds, remember that youll need to avoid the use of harmful chemicals. Be sure to apply mulch to retain moisture and suppress weeds. Lee Countys FYN program can advise you on choosing an environmentally responsible mulch. If desired, you can gradually replace more non-native turf grass and eventually connect the mini-ecosystems. For a more formalized landscape, create paths or install stepping stones. Whether you replace only a small fraction of the total lawn area or most of it, youll spend less time listening to mowers, breathing gas fumes and applying chemicals. Youll probably see more birds and butterflies too. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Ornamental peanut (foreground) is a lowmaintenance ground cover with yellow flowers photos by Gerri Reaves Two alternatives to turf grass: ferns, ornamental grass, with pine-straw mulch, or wildflowers and saw palmetto 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

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15 THE RIVER APRIL 4, 2014 Wildflower Book Authors To Lead Spring WalksThe CREW Land & Water Trust will host two spring wildflower walks in April with special guest guides leading the way. On Saturday, April 12, author-naturalist Roger Hammer will lead a walk at the CREW Marsh Trails off of Corkscrew Road. Hammer is well known for his wildflower expertise and sense of humor on the trail. Author of Everglades Wildflowers (the second edition coming out this month), Florida Keys Wildflowers and Florida Icons, Hammer has spent over 30 years traipsing the wilds of Florida, learning plants and teaching others. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Dade Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society in 2010. On Friday, April 4, Glen Stacell and Dr. Gary Schmelz, co-authors of A Guide to Native Wildflowers of Southwest Florida, will lead a wildflower walk at the CREW Marsh Trails at 9:30 a.m. Stacell and Schmelz combine their expertise in photography, teaching, natural history and wildflower identification to help participants learn about Southwest Floridas blooming beauties. Cost for the Roger Hammer walk is $25 for CREW members and $35 for non-members. Cost for the Stacell/ Schmelz walk is $10 for CREW members and $20 for non-members. Pre-registration is required for these limited-space walks. Participants can preregister for either or both guided walks at crewtrust.eventbrite.com. Registration ends the day before each walk. The authors will have copies of their books available for sale at the walks. For more information, contact the CREW Trust at 657-2253 or education@ crewtrust.org. Visit www.crewtrust.org for additional details. Roger Hammer New Hours For Fenway South Farmers MarketFenway South Farmers Market will continue through April every Monday with its all-new hours, noon to 4 p.m., due to customer demand. Our patrons asked us to open earlier so they could not only shop all the great vendors but also enjoy lunch while on-site or grab a ready-made meal for dinner, said Betsy Ventura, who, along with Jean Baer, owns Local Roots, LLC and oversees the market every Monday. This is a great lunch option for businesses, retired neighbors or tourists because there is such a variety from pulled-pork sandwiches, barbecue ribs, pasta, and subs to pizza, lobster rolls, chowder and more, Ventura said. Baer added that there is outdoor seating available. Situated in front of JetBlue Park at 11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers, the Fenway South Farmers Market includes local produce, cheeses, fresh pastas, guacamole, hummus, local seafood, baked breads, meats, herbs, organic vegetables, ready-to-eat meals, flowers, crafts, soaps, candles and live music. Parking during market hours is free. The return of the farmers market this season has had a great response, especially with the new hours, said Katie Haas, senior director of Florida business operations for the Boston Red Sox. Not only can you shop and enjoy a great meal, but you can also stock up on all your favorite Red Sox merchandise at our team store as its open during the market hours. The final day of the Fenway South Farmers Market is Monday, April 28. For more information, call 226-4783 or visit www.buylocallee.com. From page 7Tarpon TourneyCaptiva and Fort Myers Beach. Anglers from all over the country participate in this tournament, which sells out every year, said co-owner Marty Harrity. Its a real testament to good, honest fishing with a twist of science and conservation. For tournament registration, visit www.dingdarlingtarpontourney.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Presenting Sponsor is Diversified Yacht Services of Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel Bean; Platinum Sponsor, Florida Weekly, Lamar Advertising, Suncoast Beverage; Gold Sponsors, Anisa Jewelry, Bella Signs & Designs, Happy Foods, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank; Silver Sponsors, Janet Strickland Law Office, Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA, Sanibel Island Fishing Club, Semmer Electric.

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THE RIVER APRIL 4, 201416 Special Performance At AllianceDance Alliance, the resident company of the Alliance for the Arts, will present Momentum And Memories on Saturday, April 5 at 8 p.m. Its a celebration of the companys fifth year, featuring the best choreography from its first four years including The Four Seasons, set to Max Richters re-imagining of Vivaldis classic; an expanded version of Stuck (2013) by choreographer Lauren LaPatin; and a re-staging of Storms by Lori Madl, which was a hallmark of the 2011 season. The company will also spotlight new works, including Sugar, a tribute to a beloved grandfather, and lan, a contemporary piece set to classical piano. The concert will also feature guests of Art Poems and North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts All State Dancers. Momentum And Memories will be performed in the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts. A $10 donation is requested at the door. For more information, call 9392787 or visit www.ArtInLee.org. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Dance Alliance members in rehearsal Classical Concert Series Features Acclaimed Pianist Shell Point Retirement Communitys 2013-14 Concerts & Conversations Series concludes with pianist Young-Ah Tak on Monday, April 7 at 7 p.m. in The Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point. Praised for her winning combination of passion, imagination and integrity by New York Concert Review and her thrilling blend of fury and finesse by San Antonio Express-News, Tak has been awarded top prizes in numerous competitions throughout the United States and internationally. The Shell Point Concerts & Conversations Series offers classical music lovers an opportunity to experience concerts in an intimate setting and enjoy a dessert reception with the musicians following the performance. Tickets are available for $25 each. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. in The Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point. Visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts or call the box office at 454-2067. Young-Ah Tak Art Association Hosts Student Scholarship ShowFort Myers Beach Art Association is proud to display artwork from eleven college bound seniors from Cypress Lake Center for the Arts and Cypress Lake High School as well at the work of sixth to eighth graders from Cypress Lake Middle School at their gallery from April 12 to 17. Each year, the art association awards scholarships and cash awards to students who are going on to study art at a graduate level based on the judges selection. The judge for this year will be Ann Kittle, a well-known local artist and instructor. The funds were raised by the art association throughout the year and include a grant from the Town of Fort Myers Beach and total over $5,000. A large part of the funding for these scholarships come from the annual Art Bazaar held each year. Thanks to Santini Marina Plaza for hosting the bazaar and to the public for their support as well as the local press for publicity.For more information on shows or classes, call the gallery at 463-3909 or see website www.fortmyersbeachart.com. Fort Myers Beach Art Association scholarship group from last year From page 1Young Artists At ArtWalkAlso appearing will be dancer Kaitlyn Nicolosi, a finalist in dance from Fort Myers Christian School and violinist Stephanie van Duijn, a student at Cypress Lake High School and age category winner in instrumental music. Vocalists performing include Christian Koller, winner of the classical voice category, and Bryanna Walker, winner of the contemporary voice/musical theatre category. Both are students at Fort Myers High School. Other vocalists performing include runners-up Diana Ascher (home-schooled), Mary Grace Epps (Oasis Middle School) and Rene Miville (Fort Myers High). The Young Artists Awards, in its 12th year of programming, is a not-for-profit education, performance, audition and scholarship program for students from throughout Southwest Florida. The organization is also a monthly partner with Art Walk. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information on the Young Artists Awards, visit www.youngartistsawards.org. The library is located at 2450 First Street in the historic downtown Fort Myers River District. From page 1Bird PatrolCounty birding hot spot and crucial nesting area for many birds. Arrive a few minutes after 8 a.m. for a brief introduction and to sign waivers. Tours start promptly at 8:30. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water, sunscreen and binoculars. For more information call 533-7580 or 533-7576 or go to www.birdpatrol. org. This tour is provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation. Its free with paid parking. Parking is $1 an hour or $5 all day. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com

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SeriesNewOpportunitiesat Shell Point Shell Points Life Enrichment Series offers the opportunity to discover new things about yourself and the world you live in. Concerts, presentations, lectures, shows, special events, and more! The public is invited and many of these events are FREE! (239) 466-1131 www.shellpoint.org Visit www.shellpoint.org/LES for full listings of this months events! Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Mission ary Alliance Foundation 2014 Sh ell Point. All rights reserved SLS-2699-14 April2014 Apr 6,13,20&27 Discover Shell Point from the Comfort of Your Own Home at 11am Sunday Mornings on ABC-7. Sit back, relax in the comfort of your own home, and learn what resort-style retirement living is all about. This special 30-minute presentation will air each Sunday morning. The program will introduce you to the resort-style amenities and recreational opportunities present everyday at Shell Point, as well as take you on a tour of our neighborhoods including The Estuary, the newest neighborhood now under construction. Dont miss it.Apr 7Concert and Conversation: YoungAhTak, Pianist at 7pm. Young-Ah Tak has been awarded top prizes in numerous competitions throughout the United States and internationally. She made her New York City debut at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts' Alice Tully Hall with the JuilliardOrchestra. Active as a chamber musician,Tak is also a passionate advocate of contemporary music and has performed at Sequenza 21 and at the Piano Century concert series in New York City. Tickets are $25. Visit www.shellpoint.org/ concerts or call 454-2067.2pm: Apr 8,16,22&30& 10am: Apr9,23&29Learn More About Shell Point Join us for a group presentation about the Lifestyle and Lifecare available at Shell Point, followed by a narrated bus tour of the community. The presentation will also include information about Shell Points newest neighborhood, The Estuary, which will include 50 residences in a combination of single-family signature homes and twin villa homes, along with a community center and pool. Call 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131 to reserve a place. Apr14-18Resident Photo Show from 9am to 3pm. The Shell Point Photo Contest & Show invites the public to view stunning photographs taken by talented resident photographers. The photos will be on display in the Resident Activity Center on The Island at Shell Point. For information, call 454-2290.Apr20Outdoor Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30am. Join in the celebration of Easter with an outdoor service in the Amphitheater on The Island at Shell Point. As the first rays of sunlight peek over the horizon and dance across the water, share in the joy of meaningful songs and scripture readings, concluding with a traditional Easter hymn. Following the service white doves will be released into the morning sky while manatees lounge in the water below. Call 454-2147 for more information.Apr 27The Century Men at The Village Churchat 10:15am. The Century Men, established in 1969, is an auditioned mens chorus comprised of professional musicians who direct music in Baptist churches across America and from around the world. They will perform on-stage during the Sunday morning worship service. Call 454-2147 for more information. FREE! FREE! FREE! CommunityThrift StoreApr 7 Spring Fling from 9am -5pm. Join us for an Easter Bonnet Contest! There will be prizes for: Best Tea Party, Most Outrageous and Pure 5th Avenue. Plus, guests will receive special discounts off already well-priced items. You won't want to miss this fun and crafty event! The store is located in Miner's Plaza, next to Planet Fitness, on the corner of McGregor and Gladiolus. For more information, call 225-6529. FREE! FREE! FREE!17 THE RIVER APRIL 4, 2014

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THE RIVER APRIL 4, 201418 Conniving Realtors At Lab TheaterThe Laboratory Theater is bringing another Pulitzer Prizeand Tony Award-winning play to Fort Myers: David Mamets play, Glengarry Glen Ross, opening on Friday, April 18. The play is the story of two days in the lives of highly competitive real estate agents who engage in threats, lying and intimidation to sell undesirable real estate to prospective buyers. Because of their companys new sales contest in the office, in which the top man will win a Cadillac and the bottom two men will be fired, stress is on the rise for the agents. A powder-keg is created in which these men will do anything they can in order to survive. The Laboratory Theater production stars Michael Hennessy as the man on the bottom on the board, Shelly Levene. Hennessy is a native of Marco Island. James Recca stars as the top man on the board, Ricky Roma. The play also stars Todd Fleck, Scott Carpenter, Jack Weld, Joel Hawkins and Mike Dinko as the cop who unravels the drama. Artistic Director Annette Trossbach directs the play. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. for the opening night reception. Other performances are on April 19, 24, 25, 26, 27, and May 1 to 3. Tickets are $12 for students, $18.50 for seniors and military on Thursdays, and $22 for adults. They are available for purchase at the door or online at laboratorytheaterflorida.com. The theater is located at 1634 Woodford Avenue, Fort Myers. James Recca Dancing With The St. Charles Yacht Club Stars submitted b y Shirley JewellSt. Charles Yacht Club in Fort Myers recently presented its first evening of Dancing with the St. Charles Stars, produced by club members Laurel Rosen and Yvonne Neal. Cocktails and dinner were prepared by St. Charles Executive Chef Roberts. As guests entered the dining room for dinner, it was evident that great care was taken with staging and decorations by Jill Kempa and Anne Kniskern to replicate the feel of a dance competition ballroom with polished dance floor, focused spotlights and music by DJ Jay. Through dinner, the music and lights were soft and dim, but as the competition drew nearer and excitement grew, the music turned up and the theatrical lights lit the dance floor. The emcee was St. Charles Yacht Club Commodore Mike Neal. He gave a brief introduction to the event, pointing out that none of the participants were professional dancers but gave special thanks to club member Lynn Neuman, professional choreographer, for lending her expertise to the selection of music and dance movements. Sitting in the judges seats were Ron Regan, Sue Moore and Leo Bateman. Judges paddles went up and scores were given to each couple. Club members and guests cheered and groaned at some of the judges comments but all in good fun. All this was in anticipation of one couple receiving the coveted Judges Award and the Dancing with the St. Charles Stars crystal trophy. The Audience Award and trophy was given to the couple receiving the highest collective score for costume appropriateness, charisma and best stage presence. Couples dancing were: Barbara Whitton and John Linscott music Vitos Waltz; Yvonne Neal and Glenn Healey Puttin on the Ritz; Debbie Lussier and Carl Shultz I Love the Night Life; Sami Lucas and Bill Lussier Tainted Love; and Laurel Rosen and Pete Cola Rock This Town. The Judges Award went to Debbie Lussier and Carl Schultz. The Audience Award went to Laurel Rosen and Pete Cook. Bower School Presents DramaFlorida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music & the Arts presents Bloody Poetry by Howard Brenton and directed by FGCU professor Barry Cavin, opening on Friday, April 4 and running through Sunday, April 13 at the TheatreLab, Arts Complex on the FGCU campus. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased online at http://theatrelab.fgcu. edu or at the door one hour prior to curtain. This fascinating drama, staged to acclaim in London and New York, has in its cast of characters Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelley and Clair Goodwin. The play is about radical ideas of love and humanity. Taking place in Italy and other surroundings, the play focuses on the characters famous relationships and the turmoil that might have inspired works like Mary Shellys Frankenstein. For more information, contact Barry Cavin at bcavin@fgcu.edu. Carl Shultz and Debbie Lussier won the Judges Award Laurel Rosen and Pete Cola won the Audience Award Book Club DiscussionThe Alliance for the Arts Member Gallery Book Club continues on Tuesday, April 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. with a discussion of Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier. The monthly Book Club is an exploration of literature centered on artists, art history and art appreciation. Its one of the many benefits of membership at the Alliance for the Arts. Girl With A Pearl Earring tells the story of Griet, a 16-year-old Dutch girl who becomes a maid in the house of the painter Johannes Vermeer. Her calm and perceptive manner not only helps her in her household duties, but also attracts the painters attention. Though different in upbringing, education and social standing, they have a similar way of looking at things. Vermeer slowly draws her into the world of his paintings the still, luminous images of solitary women in domestic settings. In contrast to her work in her masters studio, Griet must carve a place for herself in a chaotic Catholic household run by Vermeers volatile wife Catharina, his shrewd mother-in-law Maria Thins and their fiercely loyal maid Tanneke. Six children (and counting) fill out the household, dominated by 6-year-old Cornelia, a mischievous girl who sees more than she should. On the verge of womanhood, Griet also contends with the growing attentions both from a local butcher and from Vermeers patron, the wealthy van Ruijven. And she has to find her way through this new and strange life outside the loving Protestant family she grew up in, now fragmented by accident and death. As Griet becomes part of her masters work, their growing intimacy spreads disruption and jealousy within the ordered household and even as the scandal seeps out ripples in the world beyond. 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 Alliance membership is required. Alliance individual memberships are $50 per year, families can join for $75 per year and college students can become a member for just $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 www. ArtInLee.org or call 939-2787 to learn more or become a member today. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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19 THE RIVER APRIL 4, 2014Songwriters Perform Their Hits At The Heights Center In Fort MyersThree highly accomplished hit songwriters performed their popular compositions and told the stories behind them at the Heights Center in Fort Myers. The evening featured Gordon Kennedy ( Change the World), Danny Flowers (Tulsa Time) and Grammy award-winning Randy Thomas ( Butterfly Kisses). All proceeds benefit the Heights Center, a place for education, opportunity, and enrichment. The centers 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. For more information about the Heights Foundation and The Heights Center, call 482-7706 or visit www.heightsfoundation.org. Gary and Karen Tasman with Victor Mayeron Gordon Kennedy, Randy Thomas, Kathryn Kelly and Danny Flowers Randy Thomas, Bruce and Pam Stanley, Kim and Ron Agypt and Kathryn Kelly Randy Thomas, Gordon Kennedy and Danny Flowers Stu Mills, Al and Annie Den Beston, and Cheryl and Dave Copham ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716 ?

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THE RIVER APRIL 4, 201420 Craft Guild Awards Annual ScholarshipsEach year, the SW Florida Fine Craft Guild awards local art students at the high school and college level, who show a high level of craftsmanship and excellence in design. On Thursday, March 27, the guild awarded four scholarships to student artists at Florida Gulf Coast Universitys annual Juried Student Art Exhibit. The recipients were James Futral for sculpture, Brendan Kocher for photography, Hannah Johnson for painting, drawing and printmaking and Robert Pavon for painting. The exhibit will remain until April 10 at the main Gallery in the FGCU Arts Complex. The SW Florida Fine Craft Guild said it gave more awards to more students this year. And now with a new scholarship chairperson, sculptor Trudy Sampson, the guild looks to expand funding for up and coming artists. Sampson, a stone sculptor and instructor at the Cape Coral Arts Studio, sees the challenges in the years ahead and hopes to add more schools to the growing educational scholarship program. The guild is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization that has been a major factor in creating a vibrant art environment for over 30 years. The guild awards art students at FGCU and Cypress Lake High School as well as sponsor children for the summer fine art camps at the Cape Coral Art Studio. Contributions for the scholarship program are tax-deductible. The SWFL Fine Craft Guild is located at 4533 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral. For more information, go to www.swflfinecraftguild.org or send an email to swflfinecraftguild@gmail.com. Scholarship recipient Brendon Kocher with Lorraine Capps Scholarship recipient Hannah Johnson, left, with Lorraine CappsTop 10 Real Estate SalesCourtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate Development City Year BuiltSquare FootageListing Price Selling Price Days On Market Ibis Cove At Bonita BayBonita Springs 2002 4,932 $1,950,000 $1,750,000 251 Banyan Cove Bonita Springs 2002 4,406 $1,575,000 $1,495,000 3 Metes And Bounds Captiva 1983 5,712 $1,595,000 $1,450,000 29 Hawthorne Bonita Springs 2003 2,700 $789,000 $765,000 23 Pelican Landing Bonita Springs 1995 2,752 $695,000 $690,000 371 York Manor Fort Myers 1973 5,147 $729,000 $670,000 197 Wildcat Run Estero 2006 3,066 $699,000 $665,000 2 Cape Coral Cape Coral 1994 2,596 $699,000 $660,000 62 Mcgregor Reserve Fort Myers 2005 4,503 $649,900 $625,000 27 Cape Coral Cape Coral 2005 2,617 $579,000 $560,000 55 Club Distributes Helmets At Reading FestivalThe Pilot Club of Fort Myers distributed 300 bicycle helmets to children during the recent SW Florida Reading Festival. Members were on hand to fit children with the proper helmet. Pilot Club members participate in numerous community events during the year to distribute the helmets. The clubs focus is helping organizations seeking to improve the quality of life for individuals with brain-related disorders through volunteer activities, education, and financial support. For more information about the club, contact the president, Cindy Lopez, at 565-5043 or Lozcyn@gmail.com. Janet Davenport, left, a member of the Pilot Club of Fort Myers, completes fitting a bicycle helmet on Emily White during the recent SW Florida Reading Festival. Emilys mother, Amber White, gives her approval. Pilot Club of Fort Myers member Diane Jensen, left, works with Wally Zittlay in making sure the bicycle helmet fits properly. Mother Kathy Zittlay is holding Wally. Share your community news with us. Call 395-1213, Fax: 395-2299or email press@islandsunnews.com

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21 THE RIVER APRIL 4, 2014 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My grandchildren are coming to visit soon for their spring vacation. They are 7 and 9 years old. Both of them are very sweet but could use some extra help with their reading. I have an iPad and computer and I was hoping that you could suggest some activities that I could do with them that would be both fun and educational. Lydia H., Sanibel Lydia, You are a good grandmother! Learning can be fun. The iPad or other tablet devices are wonderful for providing both. Since your grandchildren are at different skill levels given their different ages and grades, you will probably need to use different apps or websites for each child. One of the easiest ways to use a tablet to increase reading skills is to record the child reading. Most kids love to watch videos of themselves. While they are having fun being recorded, they will be practicing their oral reading skills, which is very important and will serve to improve these skills. All you need to do for this is use the camera app and set it to video. If you have a dog, you may want to have each child read to the dog as well during the recording. Studies have found that children feel a sense of comfort when they read to dogs, and typically it reduces any nervousness they might feel about reading aloud. This technique is being used in schools and libraries across the United States now. Interactive books are another tool that can be used to help kids improve their reading skills. This activity gives kids a different way to listen and read. For your younger grandchild, www.storylineonline. net is a good place to begin. Your grandchild can choose from a wide variety of books, its free and celebrities read the books. Then, you can download the activity page that goes with the story so you and your grandchild can discuss the story in a couple of different ways www. storylineonline.net/activity-guides. Your older grandchild can choose from many different types of online reading at www. wartgames.com/themes/reading/storiesonline.html. A very popular site that is free, is often used in schools and would be good for your younger grandchild is www.starfall. com. According to their website, it is a free public service to teach children to read with phonics. It includes a systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, and is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). You may want to direct your older grandchild to www.funbrain.com. This is a well regarded website with lots of great educational activities for kids. It allows for more independence from the student. Kids have frequently mentioned to me how much they like this site. There are so many websites and apps to choose from now. These are just a few that are well regarded and free. Im sure you will be able to have fun using these and your grandchildren will most likely be learning a few new things as well. 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. Edison State Hosts Job Fair April 15Career Services at Edison State College will host a Job Fair from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15 in building U, room 102. This free event is open to the public and will feature a variety of businesses looking for employees to join their workforce. Attendees are encouraged to bring resumes with them to this event and dress professionally. The Job Fair will provide employers with the opportunity to network with interested individuals, while allowing attendees the chance to ask questions about job openings. Positions available include full-time, part-time and internship possibilities. Currently, the following organizations have signed up to participate: Administrative Office of the Courts 20th Judicial Circuit; AAA Auto Club Group; A Better Healthcare; Alorica; Arthrex; Cape Coral Police Department; CareerSource Southwest Florida; Collier County Public Schools; Collier County Sheriffs Office; Computer Solutions of America; D.R. Horton, Inc.; Edison State College Human Resources; Edison State College School of Business and Technology; Enterprise Holdings (National, Enterprise car rental); Fastenal; Fort Myers Police Department; Health Force; Hertz Information Systems; Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office; Home Depot; Jasons Deli of SW Florida; Labor Ready; Lee Memorial Health System; Lowes; Marco Island Police Department; Nurse On Call; Orthopedic Specialists of SW Florida; PACE Center For Girls; Platos Closet; Primerica Financial Services; ReliabilityWeb.com; R & L Truckload and Global Logistics; Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa; Score Naples; SunTrust Banks; Securitas Security Services, USA, Inc.; Seminole Casino Immokalee; Shell Point Retirement Community; South Seas Island Resort; Spherion Staffing; Sundial Beach Resort and Spa; The Pink Shell Beach Resort & Spa; Waterman Broadcasting and Wells Fargo Bank. We are very excited to welcome so many reputable organizations who are seeking employees for a variety of job roles, said Kevin Kennedy, Career Services Coordinator at Edison State College. We try to provide as many opportunities and services to our students for job placement when they graduate, but we also want to open this particular event to anyone searching for a job in Southwest Florida. This event will take place on the Fort Myers campus, located at 8099 College Parkway in Fort Myers. For more information about Career Services at Edison State College, visit www.edison.edu/ careerservices or call 489-9394. Child Care Of Southwest Florida Center Earns Safe Sleep CertificationThe PA Geraci Child Development Center has earned Safe Sleep certification. Located on Canal Street in Dunbar, it is the second of six Child Care of Southwest Florida centers in Lee and Hendry counties to be certified. The Community Childrens Center in Lehigh Acres earned certification earlier this year. Through training developed by Healthy Child Care America, a program of the American Academy of Pediatrics, 15 staff members learned to help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome for infants in their care, to identify behaviors that increase the risk of SIDS and to explain common beliefs and misconceptions about SIDS. All staff members were required to earn perfect scores on tests to achieve certification. According to the Florida Department of Health, SIDS was the fourth leading cause of infant deaths in the state during 2012. The training reinforced many of the centers practices: placing infants on their backs, using sleep sacks instead of blankets and keeping stuffed animals outside cribs. Center staff shares safe-sleep information with parents through one-on-one discussions, fliers and posters. The PA Geraci Child Development Center cares for as many as 95 children, including eight infants. Lateasha Green has served as the center director since 2012. Child Care of Southwest Floridas mission is to strengthen and enhance the lives of children and their families with scholarships and services to low-income children at the agencys six accredited centers in Lee and Hendry counties. The agency provides early-childhood education, as well as voluntary prekindergarten and Head Start programs, at its centers near Page Field, in LaBelle and Clewiston, and on the campus of Edison State College, as well as in Dunbar and Lehigh Acres. Dedicated to the premise that kindergarten is too late, the centers professionals work to ready children for school success. Research shows that high-quality early-childhood education reduces dropout rates, teen pregnancy and arrests. Visit www.ccswfl.org for more information. Lee Education & Employment TrainingLee County residents currently working at low-skill, low-paying jobs who have not had an opportunity for higher education or previous job training can take advantage of cost-free job training in medical front-office skills to increase their pay. The seven-month no-cost job-training program starts on Tuesday, April 22 and runs through November. Telephone interviews will be accepted through April 18. The class is filled on a first-come, first-served basis and fills up quickly. All applicants must be working, must provide proof of earned income or unemployment compensation, proof of high school diploma or GED, and proof of Lee County residency; they must pass a criminal background check and basic assessment in reading, language and spelling. This training is available through the Lee Education and Employment Program and is funded by a Community Services Block Grant administered by Lee County Human Services. The federal grant gives low-income people the opportunity to raise their income and enter a new career at the front desk of a medical facility or in medical records. The Medical Office Skills (certificate) Program provides instruction in keyboarding and computer applications, medical terminology, medical office procedures, HIPAA, and basic billing and coding. Students also receive assistance with resumes, interview skills, and job searching, as well as one year of intensive case management. The program won a 2001 National Association of Counties Achievement Award for employment and training and was the only county program in the United States to win a 2002 Public Service Excellence Award. Successful applicants must have reliable transportation to the classes, which are held 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Fort Myers Institute of Technology (formerly High Tech Central), located at 3800 Michigan Avenue in Fort Myers. The program covers all costs for tuition, books and can cover childcare cost during class hours. Contact Lee County Human Services Barbara Goins at 533-7902 for a telephone screening to determine eligibility. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com

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THE RIVER APRIL 4, 201422 Financial FocusPrepare For Health Care Costs In Retirementby Jennifer BaseyAs you save and invest for retirement, what are your ultimate goals? Do you plan on traveling the world? Purchasing a vacation home? Pursuing your hobbies? People often think and plan for these costs. Yet, too often, many of us overlook what potentially could be a major expense during our retirement years: health care. By preparing for these costs, you can help yourself enjoy the retirement lifestyle youve envisioned. Many of us may ignore the impact of health care costs because we just assume Medicare will pay for everything. But thats not the case. In estimating health care costs during retirement, you may find that $4,000 to $6,000 per year per person for traditional medical expenses is a good starting point, although the amount varies by individual. Furthermore, this figure does not include the costs of long-term care, which can be considerable. To illustrate: The national average for home health aide services is nearly $45,000 per year, and a private room in a nursing home is nearly $84,000 per year, according to a recent survey by Genworth, a financial security company. So, what can you do to help cope with these costs? Here are a few suggestions: Estimate your costs. Try to estimate what your out-of-pocket health care costs might be, based on your health, your age at retirement, whatever supplemental insurance you may carry and other factors. Know the key dates. Things can change in your life, but try to identify, as closely as possible, the age at which you plan to retire. This will help you spot any coverage gaps before you become eligible for Medicare at age 65. Also, be aware of the seven-month window for enrolling in Medicare, beginning three months before your 65th birthday. Review your insurance options. Medicare-approved insurance companies offer some other parts to Medicare, including Part D, which covers prescription drugs; Medigap, which covers gaps in Parts A and B (in-hospital expenses, doctor services, outpatient care and some preventive services); and Part C (also known as Medicare Advantage, which is designed to replace Parts A, B, Medigap and, potentially, part D). You have several options for Part D, Medigap and Medicare Advantage, each with varying coverage and costs, so choose the plans that best fit your needs. (To learn more about Medicare and supplemental insurance, go to www.medicare.gov.) Develop a long-term care strategy. To meet long-term care costs, you could self-insure or purchase insurance coverage. To learn about long-term care insurance solutions, contact your financial advisor. Invest for growth and rising income. Health care costs typically rise as you move further into retirement, so make sure that a reasonable portion of your assets is allocated to investments with the potential for both growth and rising income. Think about health care directives. If you were to become incapacitated, you might be unable to make health care decisions and these decisions may affect not only your quality of life but also your financial situation, and that of your family. Talk to your legal advisor about establishing a health care directive, which allows you to name someone to make choices on your behalf. Health care costs during your retirement may be unavoidable. But by anticipating these costs, you can put yourself in a position to deal with them and thats a healthy place to be. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. AppleJuiceI Like Free Apps For My Apple Devicesby Charles N. Onufer, Member SWACKSDont we all, particularly those that are priced higher than 99 cents and are available for free. How do you find them? Theres a fantastic free app called Flipboard for both the iPhone and iPad. You can choose from 18 categories to add topics like world news, sports, technology, various publications, RSS feeds, social networks plus unlimited other options into a personal magazine style experience. But if you want to explore new apps for free, go to the category called Tech & Science and add Apps to your array of other topics. Apps is updated daily and even throughout the day. It will keep you up to date on the best apps for broad categories of interest, like party planning, painting and sketching, photo editing, weather, social media blogs, games, etc. Each day Apps features Apps Gone Free for the iPhone and Apps Gone Free for the iPad. Each featured app is described in detail with a link to iTunes for downloading. Most of the apps listed are not normally free. Theyre only free for a day or two, so you really have to visit Apps every day to catch some good deals. This is a way for many developers to introduce their new apps to the public. Some can be normally priced up to $10 or more and are free for the day. Another daily feature is Apps on Sale for the iPhone and Apps on Sale for the iPad. These apps are not free, but their price has been reduced significantly... and usually only for the day. This is a great way to become acquainted with new apps that fall into a wide spectrum of categories. You dont want to miss them. Get Flipboard today, free, and pleasantly informative with topics that you can customize to your taste. For more information about South West Florida Apple Computer Knowledge Society (SWACKS) visit http://www.swacks.org/. Goodwill Tech Zone To OpenGoodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. is celebrating the grand opening of the Goodwill Tech Zone, located within the Goodwill Outlet Center and Goodwill Opportunity Center at 5100 Tice Street, on Friday, April 4. The store will open its doors for business at 8 a.m. immediately following a 7:45 a.m. ribbon cutting. We want to provide a resource to the public, said E-Commerce Manager Jorge Varona. People can purchase a computer that has been refurbished, is in good working condition and at reasonable prices. The store, which employees five people, will offer all types of electronics including video game systems, audio equipment and cables. The store is an extension of Goodwills electronics refurbishing department which previously only sold electronics online through Goodwills auction website, ShopGoodwill.com. With the opening of Tech Zone, explained Varona, our local community now has the first opportunity to purchase laptops and other electronics before we sell them online. Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. provides life-changing opportunities to people with disabilities and disadvantages. Revenue generated at Goodwills 29 Retail & Donation Centers supports Job-Link centers, income-sensitive housing for senior citizens and people with disabilities, the SWFL MicroEnterprise project, the LIFE Academy charter school and other programs. For store locations and more information about Goodwills mission, visit www.goodwillswfl.org. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732

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23 THE RIVER APRIL 4, 2014 deaRPharmacistStop Painful Nerve Pain In Its Tracksby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I have neuropathies all over my body; it feels like pins and needles. I take pain medications. Is there anything natural I can do or take? GD, Seattle, Colorado Neuropathy may cause more than the discomfort you describe. It can also cause pain, weakness, dizziness when standing up, burning sensations (even in the tongue), shooting pain, trigeminal neuralgia, tingling, numbness, cystitis, urinary urgency and vibration/buzzing sensations. In men, erectile dysfunction is possible. Recognizing that your neuropathy is related to another disorder is huge. If you treat the neuropathy as a disease in and of itself, then you miss the big picture, and the opportunity to cure yourself. Neuropathy is a symptom of post-herpetic neuralgia (shingles), high insulin, diabetes, gluten sensitivity or Celiac, heavy metal toxicity, autoimmune disorders, Lyme disease and medications. A little known fact is that medications can mug your body of nutrients that would otherwise protect your nerves, so neuropathy pain is a side effect. The list of drugs that can indirectly do this goes is in the hundreds and some classic offenders include antacids, acid blockers, oral contraceptives, hormone replacement therapy, corticosteroids, statin cholesterol reducers, breast cancer drugs and fluoroquinolone antibiotics. That last class of drugs, the fluoroquinolones (Cipro, Floxin, Avelox, Levaquin) have a fluoride backbone. Fluoride is known to harm the thyroid gland, reduce thyroid production and cause irreversible damage to the nervous system. One solution for neuropathies is to reduce insulin and blood sugar. My book, Diabetes Without Drugs, offers natural remedies to help. Id get off medications that cause neuropathies (with physician approval) and simultaneously get on medications that support nerve growth. Thyroid medications, specifically T3 and/or growth hormone shots can help. If your doctor approves and supervises you, you could take a few of the following supplements. Its all trial and error; I dont know whats right for you: Thiamine A glass of wine every night can steal nerve-protective nutrients like vitamin B1 (thiamine). You can also try benfotiamine, a fat-soluble form of thiamine. Probiotics Sounds strange, but heres a connection: Probiotics allow you to make methylcobalamin (vitamin B12) which you need to produce myelin and protect the nerve cells. Methylcobalamin (B12) When your body starves for B12, you lose the myelin sheath and your nerves short circuit. This can cause neuropathy and depression. There are dozens of drug muggers of B12, including the diabetic medications that you take as well as processed foods, sugar, antibiotics, estrogen hormones and acid blockers. Lipoic Acid You can buy it as alpha at any health food store, or R lipoic acid as a more bioavailable form. This antioxidant squashes free radicals that attack your myelin sheath and fray your nerve wiring. It reduces blood sugar, too. High doses are needed to improve nerve pain, however, if you take high doses, you need to also supplement with a little biotin. The reason is because lipoic acid is a drug mugger of biotin. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www.dearpharmacist.com. Mom And Me by 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, Our father and mother were happily married for over 50 years. My father enjoyed very good health in spite of rarely going to a doctor. He did not trust any doctor, for reasons we never knew. Our mother just went along to get along with his outdated ideas. Suddenly, she developed very strange symptoms. She went to a doctor and was immediately put into a hospital and died in three days. He is now even more convinced that had our mother not gone to the doctor, she would be alive today. What can we say to let him know how wrong he is? Russ Dear Russ, Sounds like your father has a long standing fixed belief about medical care. You most likely will not be able to make him change his mind; only respectfully agree to disagree with him. Prycecontinued on page 24 Shell Point Welcomes Public To April Informational MeetingsResidents of Southwest Florida who would like to learn about resort-style retirement options and lifecare from an experienced retirement counselor are invited to attend one of several informational meetings at Shell Point Retirement Community. The meetings will be held at 2 p.m. in the main Commons located in The Woodlands neighborhood at Shell Point on April 8, 16, 22 and 30. Meetings will also be held at 10 a.m. on April 9, 23 and 29. After the presentation, guests can tour The Island neighborhood and visit furnished models in The Woodlands neighborhood. Guests will also learn more about The Estuary, Shell Points newest neighborhood, which will include 50 residences in a combination of single-family and twin villa homes along with a community center and a pool. Admission to these informative sessions is free; however, seating is limited, so reservations are required and may be made by visiting www.shellpoint.org/seminars or calling Maureen Thomson at 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131. Shell Point Retirement Community in South Fort Myers Reservations: 239.437.3900 se habla espaol Visit us online at www.DrPrendiville.comLook Young AgainJoin us for a free facial rejuvenation seminar. Learn the advancements in facial rejuvenation from Southwest Floridas facial expert.Friday, April 11 at 11:30amSanibel Harbour 17260 Harbour Pointe Drive Fort Myers, FL 33908 Space Is Limited. Reserve your spot today!Stephen Prendiville, MDFellowship Trained & Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon FREE SEMINAR

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THE RIVER APRIL 4, 201424 Gulf Harbour Residents Raised $56,000 For United WayThe Gulf Harbour Community recently concluded their United Way campaign and announced that they exceeded their $55,000 goal by raising $56,000. It was Gulf Harbours first organized United Way campaign. Gulf Harbour Campaign chair Joyce Timberlake made the announcement at a reception and thank you event hosted by FineMark National Bank. Members of the Gulf Harbour United Way Campaign Committee include: Glenda and Bob Corley, Helen and Bill Donegan, Sharon and Rick Harb, Judi and Marshall Hughes, Judy and Dick Koloski, Jodi and Bill Martin, Sandy Erickson and Pat Messerich, Joyce Timberlake, Kenneth and Mary Walker, and Nancy and Ed Weise. The tremendous enthusiasm and hard work of the Gulf Harbour campaign committee really made it happen, said Cliff Smith, president of the United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades. Gulf Harbour residents have shown that they want to make our community a better place for all of us by helping people support programs right here in our community. Since the inception of United Way in 1957, $128 million dollars have been raised in the community. All money raised in the United Way campaign stays in the local community to help support the local human service network. The 70 United Way partner agencies and 140 programs such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Harry Chapin Food Bank, Childrens Advocacy Center, and United Way 211 serve a diverse range of needs in the community such as nurturing children and youth, strengthening families, meeting critical needs such as helping the elderly and disabled live independently, and empowering communities by bringing health and human services to neighborhoods. In addition to raising funds for human service organizations in our community, the United Way promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies and initiatives, helping them to work together focusing on issues and solutions that continue to improve lives. For more information or to make a contribution, call United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades at 433-2000 or visit www.unitedwaylee.org. Gulf Harbour residents at the thank you reception held at FineMark National Bank Food Distributed In East Fort MyersA free mobile food distribution was held at the East Fort Myers United Way House at 4040 Palm Beach Boulevard recently. United Way House manager Rosie Martinez called it a Godsend. United Way partner agencies Harry Chapin Food Bank, United Way 211, Childrens Advocacy Center, Goodwill and volunteers from the United Way Houses and Bank of America Merrill Lynch conducted the food distribution. The event was a United Way Day of Caring coordinated by the United Way Volunteer Center. Over 175 families were assisted including 361 adults and 298 children. Martinez went on to say, This is such a huge help to our families to bridge the gap of not having food for their families. We appreciate all of the hard work and collaboration that takes place to make this event happen. There are two United Way Houses on Palm Beach Boulevard. The East Fort Myers United Way House lead agency is childrens Advocacy Center. The Palm Beach United Way House is at 4162 Palm Beach Boulevard. The lead agency is Goodwill, and the house manager is Maritza Velazquez. The United Ways Days of Caring is a year-round program that connects businesses with non-profit agencies in need of assistance. Businesses have many choices as they select projects as needed by the agencies, including the type of project, location in our community, degree of physical labor and time commitment. The volunteer spirit is very much alive in our community, said Cliff Smith, president, United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades. We are very thankful to Bank of America Merrill Lynch and our partner agencies for making this wonderful event possible and for helping so many people. To reach United Way Volunteer Center, call 433-2000. From page 23Mom And MeDear Russ, It is very sad when people do not trust others in spite of their credentials and probably your father would be outraged if anyone would be untrusting of his professional advice. You are never going to change him regardless of what evidence is available. Just let your father do as he pleases with his life, but take care of your family and your own health. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Cliff Smith of United Way, John Clinger and staff members of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, who volunteered at the food distribution East Fort Myers area residents receiving food from the mobile pantry

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My Stars FOR WEEK OF APRIL 7, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A suggestion from a colleague on how to work out a problem might not sit too well with you. But before you suspect his or her motives, why not just accept it as a friendly gesture? TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) An associate might seek your counsel on a workplace dispute with another co-worker. Listen to what she or he has to say, but withhold advice until youve heard the other side of the story. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Use your Twin gifts for creativity and practicality to score points in landing an opportunity that could open doors to a new career. Someone returns after a long absence. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Although things are pretty hectic through much of the week, some quiet time with loved ones helps restore balance. An unexpected visitor brings welcome news about a mutual friend. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Getting used to change isnt always easy for the Big Cat. But make the adjustments gradually, and soon youll hardly remember when things were any different from how they are now. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Continue to stay the course youve chosen, and avoid distractions that could throw you off track. Some knowledgeable folks are happy to provide guidance if you need it. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Although you earned plaudits from most coworkers for your recent stand on a workplace situation, you also raised the envy quotient among others. Tread carefully for now. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You feel more positive about that delayed project, and youre ready to pick it up on a moments notice. However, you might need to re-motivate those who have since lost interest. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Some welcome news should be coming your way. In the meantime, use that Sagittarius charm to persuade some still-reluctant colleagues that your ideas have merit. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Dont wait for a misunderstanding to work itself out. Instead, ask for a chance to explain the circumstances before those bruised feelings lead to an irreversible break. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A physical problem should be checked out in order to avoid it going from just being a nuisance to something more serious. Your social life takes an unexpected but not unwelcome turn. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Yours might be the wisest sign in the Zodiac. But you still could benefit from the wisdom of a close friend who has suggestions on how to handle a perplexing personal problem. BORN THIS WEEK: Your passion for doing the right thing inspires others to follow your well-trodden path toward justice. On April 8, 563 B.C., Buddhists celebrate the commemoration of the birth of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. Gautama Buddha was born as Prince Siddhartha, son of the king of the Sakya kingdom, located on the borders of presentday Nepal and India. On April 7, 1776, Navy Capt. John Barry, commander of the American warship Lexington, makes the first American naval capture of a British vessel when he takes command of the British warship HMS Edward off the coast of Virginia. On April 12, 1914, the Mark Strand Theater opens to the public in New York City. The Strand was the first of the dream palaces. It seated 3,000 people and boasted a second-floor balcony. On April 9, 1939, Easter Sunday, more than 75,000 people come to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., to hear black contralto Marian Anderson give a free concert. Anderson had been scheduled to sing at Washingtons Constitution Hall, but the Daughters of the American Revolution denied her the right to perform because of her race. On April 11, 1951, President Harry Truman relieves Gen. Douglas MacArthur of command of the U.S. forces in Korea. The firing set off an uproar among the American public, but Truman remained committed to keeping the conflict in Korea limited. Eventually the American people understood that MacArthurs policies might have led to a massively expanded war in Asia. On April 10, 1963, the USS Thresher, an atomic submarine, sinks in the Atlantic Ocean, killing the entire crew when it unexpectedly plunged to the sea floor 300 miles off the coast of New England. A subsequent investigation revealed that a leak in a silverbrazed joint in the engine room had caused a short circuit. On April 13, 1970, disaster strikes 200,000 miles from Earth when oxygen tank No. 2 blows up on Apollo 13, the third manned lunar landing mission. The crippled spacecraft continued to the moon, circled it, and began a long journey back to Earth, parachuting safely into the Pacific Ocean on April 17. It was 19th-century British author and social reformer John Ruskin who made the following sage observation: In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: they must be fit for it; they must not do too much of it; and they must have a sense of success in it. Before the element helium was known to exist on Earth, scientists discovered that it existed on the sun. The newly discovered element was therefore named helium after the Greek god of the sun, Helios. If you suffer from odontophobia, youre afraid of teeth. If you have ever been pregnant (or known someone who has), you might be familiar with a condition sometimes known as momnesia or prego-brain. It seems pretty common for pregnant women to forget names, misplace keys and sometimes even make it to work while still wearing their fuzzy slippers. You might be surprised to learn that there is science to support the existence of this phenomenon: Brain scans show that during pregnancy, some of the blood flow in a womans brain shifts from the forebrain, responsible for short-term memory and multitasking, to the hindbrain, which takes care of the basics of survival. So the next time you see a pregnant woman in the grocery store wearing bunny slippers, give her a break; shes building a new person. A cow was once purchased at auction for $1.3 million. If you are like the average adult, you will be cheated on one time before you find the person you settle down with. Also, at some point during your dating life youll be the cheater. A person usually has two reasons for doing something: a good reason and the real reason. -Thomas Carlyle THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. LANGUAGE: What is the dot on top of the letters iand j called? 2. GEOGRAPHY: In what body of water can the island of Mykonos be found? 3. ACRONYMS: What does the acronym CAD stand for? 4. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is a shillelagh used for? 5. POLITICS: What was the emblem of the Progressive Party of 1912? 6. ANATOMY: Where is the skin the thinnest on the human body? 7. ACADEMIA: What does a vexillologist study? 8. MOVIES: What movie featured the tagline Thank God its only a motion picture? 9. TELEVISION: What was the name of the town that was the setting for Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman? 10. GAMES: How many body parts do you have to remove in order to be successful in the game Operation? TRIVIA TEST 1. A tittle 2. Aegean Sea 3. Computer-aided design 4. Irish in origin, it is a cudgel that can be used as walking stick or a weapon 5. Bull Moose 6. Eyelids 7. Flags 8. Airplane! 9. Fernwood, Ohio 10. Twelve ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER APRIL 4, 2014 SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 1990, two major-league pitchers, one in each league, tossed a no-hitter on the same day (June 29). Name the pitchers. 2. How many times has a Kansas City Royals player led the American League in batting average for a season? 3. Name the first college football bowl game in which two Heisman Trophy winners faced each other. 4. In 2013, Paul George became the fourth Indiana Pacer to be named the NBAs Most Improved Player. Name two of the first three. 5. When was the last time before the 2012-13 season that the Philadelphia Flyers missed the NHL playoffs? 6. In 2013, Austrias Marlies Schild became the all-time leader in World Cup slalom victories (35). Who had she been tied with? 7. Which golfer had the lowest four-round score in winning the Masters during the 1970s? ANSWERS 1. Dave Stewart (Oakland) and Fernando Valenzuela (Los Angeles Dodgers). 2. Four times -George Brett three times (1976, ), and Willie Wilson once (1982). 3. The 2005 Orange Bowl featured Southern Cals Matt Leinart and Oklahomas Jason White. 4. Jalen Rose (2000), Jermaine ONeal (2002) and Danny Granger (2009). 5. It was the 2006-07 season. 6. Switzerlands Vreni Schneider. 7. Ray Floyd had a 271 total in 1976.

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To advertise in The River Weekly News call 415-7732 PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY To advertise in The River Weekly NewsCall 415-7732 THE RIVER APRIL 4, 201426 FI S HIN G C HARTERLight Tackle Sport Fishing Tarpon Snook Red sh & More p CAPT. MAT CAPT. MAT T T MI MI TCHELL TCHELL USCG USCG Licensed Licensed & Insured & InsuredC: (239) 340-8651www.captmattmitchell.com email: captmattmitchell@aol.comFINAN C IAL S ERVI C E S THE RIGHT INVESTMENTS IN YOUR IRA CANMAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE. To learn about the bene ts of an Edward Jones IRA, call or visit today.www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC Jennifer L Basey Financial Advisor1952-2 Park Meadows Dr Ft Myers, FL 33907 239-437-5900 G ENERAL CO NTRA C T O R N Cbtn f Rr CGC1517615www.dbrowngc.com239-593-1998 A BBB Accredited Business with an +A Rating CO MPUTER S COS METI CS MAGGIE BUTCHER 904 Lindgren Blvd. Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014 mbutcher@marykay.com Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher Career information available Gift ideas available ALWAYS A GIFT WITH PURCHASE! Florida Stone Crab Claws with Orange Horseradish Sauce Florida Stone Crab Claws with Orange Horseradish Sauce 16 to 20 stone crab claws 8 ounces orange marmalade 2 tablespoons fresh horseradish, or more to taste Sea salt to taste Fresh ground pepper to taste In a small mixing bowl, combine horseradish and orange marmalade. Mix ingredients well. Taste sauce and adjust seasoning with extra horseradish and salt and pepper. Serve sauce with stone crab claws. Garnish with lettuce, fresh slices of orange and fresh herbs. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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answer on page 27 PUZZLE ANSWERS SUDOKU SCRAMBLERS FIND AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PANELS PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 27 THE RIVER APRIL 4, 2014 Landing a big sh from the beach can be hard on the sh. Dragging a sh up onto the sand if youre going to release it is not an option as it usually damages or kills the sh. Hold the sh in the water while you unhook it if youre going to release it. The less you can touch a sh before release the better for the sh. If you want a picture with the sh, support it as you lift it out of the water and do it quickly. Before releasing, revive the sh while holding it in the water; moving it slowly back and forth so water goes over its gills. The sh will let you know when its ready to swim off. Florida just recently changed the regulations on shing from shore. Florida residents as well as out of state visitors need a shing license to sh from shore. Shore Fishing:Don't Harm The Fishby Capt. Matt Mitchell TREE & LAWN C ARE Jesus Hernandez LANDSCAPING & TREE SERVICE 482-7350 We Service All your Landscape Needs FULL Landscaping SERVICES Tree TRIMMING AND REMOVAL Stump Grinding SANIBEL INVASIVE VEGETATION REMOVAL MONTHLY MAINTENANCE SERVICES FREE Landscape Consultation and LANDSCAPE Designs LANDSCAPE REFURBISHING MULCHING RIP RAP GRAVEL DRIVEWAYS CUSTOM PAVERS NOW OFFERING IRRIGATION WET CHECKOver 20 years serving San-Cap & Ft. Myerslicensed insured bondedwww.jesuslawncare.com jesuslawncare@gmail.com CO NTRA C T O R G Ibtn Pfr Ibtn Pfr Mnff S Mnff SRnnf Cbnf Dnrf P Dbt Pfn CGnn Dn GSince 2001, A Southwest Florida Paver Contractor www.gigicompanies.com 239-541-7282Schedule free estimates or visit our new show roomLic.# S3-12238 CO N S TRU C TI O N/REM O DELIN G

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REAL ESTATETO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.com CLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS THE RIVER APRIL 4, 201428 RS 3/21 NC TFN 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957ISABELLA RASI(239) 246-4716EISABELLARASI@AOL.COMC M F Y Pbtn T Looking for a Home in McGregor Woods ? 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 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 Items-3 Flat Screen TVs w/DVD Details & Photos: www.vrbo.com/192495 RS 3/28 CC 4/25 COMMERCIAL RENTALRESTAURANT, 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 PRIME OFFICE PRIME OFFICE space available for lease located in a key Periwinkle location. Approx. 800 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.comRS 3/28 CC 4/4 REAL ESTATEGARCIA 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.RS 4/4 CC 4/25 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTALS472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975www.sanibelannualrentals.com RS 3/28 BM TFNGULF FRONT Fully Furnished 2/2 Condo. Pool/Tennis. $3,500/mo. GREAT DEAL NOW RENT TILL NOV. 1 RIGHT ACROSS FROM BEACH Furnished two BR/two baths. Pool/Tennis. Discounted $900/mo. WATERFRONT HOME Never before offered for rent. This 4 Bedroom home is Beautiful. Soaring ceilings in Fam. Rm. views to water, dock, boat lift, direct access. Offered UF. $3,300/mo. CAPTIVA BAY SIDE Ground Level 3/2 UF with pool. Beach and Bay access. $3,000/mo. ANNUAL RENTALS AVAILABLE IN PARADISECondo in Captains Walk on the historic east end of the island. Quiet neighborhood, canal-front. 2 bedroom, 1 bath $1,500/month Duplex Unit on Sunrise Circle mid island. Pet friendly. 2 bedroom, 2 bath $1,800/month Triplex Unit mid island. Shared screened-in pool. Pet friendly. 3 bedroom, 2 bath $2,100/month Please call Bridgit @ 239-728-1920RS 3/14 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALThree bedroom, three full baths, elevated pool home, unfurnished. West end location, close to Bowmans Beach. Available June 1st, $2,600 per month which includes pool and landscaping. Call KC for more information, 239-470-1516. NS 3/28 CC 4/4 ANNUAL HOUSE RENTAL3 Bed,2 Bath 1200 sq/ft home available May 1, 2014. This renovated island cottage has original 1950s wood work with cathedral ceiling in living space. Modern updates include new kitchen cabinets, appliances and granite countertop. Bedrooms and baths are tiled. Large ensuite master with French doors to screened deck. Rear view to the preserve. Convenient to shopping but a short bike ride to beach on West Gulf. Washer/dryer hookups. Call 207-720-0330 for info and application. NS 4/4 CC TFN VACATION RENTALPRIVATE 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 HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 www.doradoproperty.com Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 3/21 CC TFN SERVICES OFFERED 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.com RS 2/14 CC TFN ANNUAL 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 ANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDSANIBEL ANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDMarried couple with daughter seeking 3+ BR Single Family House East of Rabbit Road Starting after May 15, 2014. No smoking. No pets. Please contact Bart at bzautcke@gmail. com or (239)579-0640NS 4/4 CC 5/2 ANNUAL RENTALMASTIQUEHigh rise overlooking the Gulf and a preserve, one mile from Bunche beach Full resort complex on a natural lake complete with boating, walking path, fully equipped clubhouse with kitchen, media room, pool room, state of the art exercise facility card room, etc. The large heated pool and spa are lake side. The unit is 2,000 sq. ft. and has three bedrooms and two full baths, a large enclosed lanai, granite counters and tile ooring. All bedrooms have brand new carpeting and the unit has be completely painted. The Mastique complex was completed in 2006 and is only two miles from the Sanibel causeway off Summerlin and includes a indoor two car garage. Annual rental is $1,950/mo. Contact Ron at ronjland@aol.com NS 4/4 CC 4/11

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CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29 THE RIVER APRIL 4, 2014 BOAT STORAGESECURE INDOOR BOAT STORAGE FOR RENT10x12x30 GROUND LEVEL Dry Dock at Sanibel Harbor Yacht Club (Next to Sanibel Bridges) Unlimited In/Out Privileges 7 days/week. Complete Boat Wash/Engine ush after each use. Total use of club facilities (no dues.) (Restaurant, Marina Supplies & Boat Shop & Certi ed Mechanics & Repair Shop); showers, Fuel at Wholesale (gas & Diesel) Slip #157 Call Chad 239-222-4848 Call Phil 239-395-0407NS 3/21 CC 4/11 BOAT SLIP FOR RENTBay Drive Boat Slip Gulf Access. Summer or Winter or Year Round. 413-374-3995.NS 3/28 CC 4/18 AUTO FOR SALE2007 HONDA ODYSSEYOriginal owner since purchase and only 25,000 miles. Kept in garage 6 mo/year but driven weekly. Power windows & doors and cloth interior. Seating for 8. Asking $13,000. Gently used. Call 1-413-668-8335NS 3/28 CC 4/4 LOST PETMISSING CATMissing adult male neutered black cat. answers to Sammy. Friendly and affectionate. Last seen in area of East Rocks subdivision. Call 239-395-0757 or cell 270-559-9079 or e-mail ckcarolyn@comcast.netNS 3/28 CC 4/11 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 FOR SALESilver Jewelry SALE2431 Periwinkle Way www.SanibelSeaLifeGallery.comRS 3/21 CC TFN BUY SELL TRADE HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for light general maintenance. Call (CHR) Community Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189.NS 11/1 NC TFN FULL TIME HEAD CUSTODIANBene ts Tolls Paid Call Maureen at the Sanibel School 239 472-1617NS 3/21 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 SUPERVISORY & ADMIN. We are seeking applicants who can help manage our growing of ce.RELATIONSHIP/OFFICE MANAGERMust have knowledge of and love for Sanibel and Captiva islands. Strong written and oral communication skills a must, as well as superior organizational skills. BA or equivalent experience in a related eld, plus administrative and supervisory experience. Flexible schedule. For a detailed job description, requirements and salary visit: http://www.sancapgateway.com/cp/jobs.NS 4/4 CC 4/11 HELP WANTEDART TEACHERSBIG ARTS is looking for energetic art teachers of all disciplines for BIG ARTS 2014 Summer Camp. Supplies are provided, all you need to bring is your imagination. For more details contact Jessica at jbaxter@bigarts.org.NS 4/4 NC TFN SERVICES OFFEREDSCARNATO 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.comRS 1/25 BM TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 1/4 BM TFN HELP WANTEDPART TIME SALESTuesdays 11-5:15 p.m. Retail sales experience a must. Basic beading experience prefered. Fill out application in store. 1101 Periwinkle Way M Sat. 11 -5 p.m.NS 4/4 CC TFN MARIOTI SUPREME CLEANINGResidential and janitorial services for Lee county including Sanibel & Captiva. We are proud to be an eco-friendly, green company. Call Mario at 239-770-4109 or email marioti4@yahoo.com. RS 4/4 PC 4/4 SELF EMPLOYMENTLIA SOPHIA FASHION JEWELRYApril is the PERFECT Month to join and be one of our Advisors. You can choose your own hours and get paid! We are offering the start up kit which was $149 for only $99. $1,000 in jewelry and enough supplies to start your own business. For information go to my web site,www.liasophia.com/sparklejust4u or email me at event32051@gmail.com. Earn additional income and control your own business.NS 4/4 CC 4/11 HOME IMPROVEMENTS JOE WIRTH GENERAL CONTRACTOR, LLCWhen Its WIRTH Doing Right! Florida Certi ed General Contractor & Long Time Sanibel Enthusiast Over 20 Years Experience Renovations, Additions & Repairs Decks, Kitchens, Flooring, Etc. Call 239.339.7988 www.joewirthconstruction.com Licensed & Insured #CGC1521967NS 4/4 CC 5/2 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION BIG GARAGE SALE!Sat. April 5th 8:30am 4pm 4542 Bowen Bayou Road (Sanibel Bayous). Qn sofa bed, pine armoire, 48TV,glass-top end/coffee tables, wicker chairs, tools & lots moreNS 4/4 CC 4/4 GARAGE SALESaturday April 5th 8am to 1pm Sunday 9 to 11am 705 Oliva Street, Sanibel Lots of lovely clothes many designer house decor light ttings ,Standard lamp, ornaments, CDs, DVDs, books, games, Bed, clothes. Some new in packs. Every thing good quality clean. NS 4/4 CC 4/4 SERVICES OFFEREDAFFORDABLE 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 239-963-8449 NS 10/25 CC TFN HELLES 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 HOME 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 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 LIVE-IN PROPERTY CARETAKER SANIBEL OR CAPTIVAWell-respected, reliable, year-round island resident available to reside on your property to monitor maintenance needs and offer peace-of-mind for you and your home while you are away. Many local references available. Call 407-404-0022NS 3/28 CC 4/4 HOUSEKEEPING & TRANSPORTATIONReliable, punctual & honest w/great references. I offer: housekeeping, laundry, transportation & house watching. Service Ft Myers, Sanibel & Naples. Call Miriam at (239) 368-6458. NS 4/4 CC 4/11 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN BOAT LIFT 10,000 LBSSANIBEL WEST END DEEP WATER ACCESS AND NO BRIDGES MONTHLY 472-3603NS 4/4 CC 4/4

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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 APRIL 4, 201430 Hi, my name is Sarge and I am a four-year-old neutered male chocolate Labrador retriever mix Comments: Im not an officer but I am a gentleman with some good basic training. I walk well on leash, am affectionate and polite to my fellow soldiers, labs, terriers and hounds alike. Im looking for some new barracks and would love to join your army. Adoption fee: $40 (regularly $75) during Lee County Domestic Animal Services Everybunny Needs Somebunny adoption promotion. My name is Gus and Im an 8-year-old black tabby, neutered male Maine coon mix Comments: Im handsome and dapper and could be just the guy you need in your life. I wont tell you what to do or how to run things but I am affectionate and will make you the center of my world. Adoption fee: $25 For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www. LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, 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. Gus ID# 583621 Sarge ID# 583890 photos by squaredogphoto.com

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