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FREETake Me Home VOL. 13, NO. 14 APRIL 11, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Community Easter Sunrise Service Set For City Of Palms Park April 20Congregations from throughout Southwest Florida will gather at City of Palms Park in downtown Fort Myers on Easter Sunday, April 20 to worship and to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Doors open at 5:30 a.m. for the Easter sunrise service, which begins at 6:30 a.m. There is no admission for the service or for parking at City of Palms Park (former Red Sox stadium). Free coffee and pastries will be served before and after the service. The inspirational message will be delivered by Pastor Gary Cox of First Christian Church in Fort Myers. Ministers from a dozen area churches participated in the planning of this years annual Easter sunrise service, which has become a tradition in Fort Myers. Supporting the program will be Rev. John Q. Daugherty and Rev. David Pleasant, co-pastors of CityGate Ministries (formerly known as First Baptist Church of Fort Myers and Elevation Ministries); Rev. Jeff DeYoe of Covenant Presbyterian Church; Rev. Paul deJong of First Presbyterian Church of Fort Myers; Rev. Chris McNeill of First United Methodist Church; Rev. Arlene Jackson of Grace United Methodist Church Fort Myers Central; Rev. Dr. William Glover of Mount Hermon Ministries; Rev. Philip D. Read, II, SSC, of St. Lukes Episcopal Church; and Rev. Dr. Israel Suarez of Templo Cristiano El Buen Samaritano. Additional churches are encouraged to bring their congregations to the service as well.The community Easter sunrise service has been a tradition since the 1950s and has moved over the years from the Fort Myers High School stadium to Centennial Park to City of Palms Park. This is the 21st year that the service has been conducted at City of Palms Park. Last year, more than 3,000 people attended. We welcome and encourage everyone to join us on Easter Sunday for this community-wide worship service, said Rev. McNeill, who is the chairman of this years planning committee. We have room for 7,000 people at City of Palms Park and wed like to pack the place with people who wish to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Music will be provided by the Bower School of Music Chamber Choir with praise music by Grace United Methodist Church Fort Myers Central Campus. The service will be interdenominational. For more information, call 332-1152 or visit www.cityofpalmssunrise.org. Gary Cox Bluegrass Music At The AllianceThe Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida will present three hours of bluegrass music in the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts on Sunday, April 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. This months show features North Carolina-based Nu-Blu and the Fort Myers-based Bugtussle Ramblers. Nu-Blu is comprised of Carolyn Routh, who handles bass and vocals; Levi Austin on vocals and banjo; Austin Koerner, who plays mandolin; and Daniel Routh, the bands Renaissance Man, guitarist, singer, manager and tour coordinator, among other roles. The group brings its lively and entertaining version of Americana-bluegrass music to audiences across the nation year-round. Their sound acknowledges the traditional institutions that have shaped it, yet is innovative and daring enough to bring a fresh sparkle to contemporary acoustic music that lands them squarely in the forefront of bands blazing the trail in Americana entertainment. Influences range from the sounds of original bluegrass pioneers like Earl Scruggs, Jimmy Martin and Lester Flatt to rock bands of the 1980s, and modern contemporary sounds such as Alison Krauss and Union Station. The Bugtussle Ramblers will play from 2 to 3 p.m. and Nu-Blu will play two sets from 3 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. Seating is open and first come, first served. Children 12 and under are admitted free if accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Visit www.artinlee.org or call 9392787 for more information. The Alliance is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Spring Egg HuntThe City of Fort Myers Recreation Division invites all children up to six years old to join the annual spring egg hunt on Sunday, April 13 at Centennial Park. Four thousand eggs will be scattered in the park. The event begins at 10 a.m. with free childrens activities including face painting, sidewalk chalk area, bean bag toss and a pre-hunt warm-up with Mr. Gary. Concessions will be available as well as a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny. The egg hunt begins promptly at 10:30 a.m. Children must be able to walk on their own; parents will not be able to assist them. There will be a drawing for special prizes following the egg hunt. Children should bring their own baskets to collect the eggs. There is no registration or fee required. Nu-Blu, a bluegrass band from North Carolina Big Spring Book Sale ReturnsOn Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Friends of the Fort Myers Library are sponsoring a Spring book sale at the new Fort Myers Regional Library in downtowns River District. Books, CDs and DVDs suitable for all ages will be available for $2 or less. The money raised will go toward childrens programs and things not budgeted for by the library. The public is encouraged to attend the sale and help support the library. The Fort Myers Regional Library is located at 2450 First Street. For more information, call 549-9625 or go to www.fortmyersfriends.org. For the love of books, dont miss the annual Fort Myers Regional Library sale


THE RIVER MARCH 11, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Which Way To Turn? First And Fowler, 1930 by Gerri Reaves, PhDAnyone driving east on First Street has only one choice at the Fowler intersection: turn right. Go any other direction and youre asking for big trouble. Not only does First become a west-bound one-way street at that point, but multi-lane Fowler spills heavy traffic from the southbound span of the Edison Bridge. And dont even think about a U-turn back towards the business district. In contrast, the choices in the latter part of 1930 seem plentiful. Turning left on U.S. 41 led to points north via the brand new Edison Bridge over the Caloosahatchee River. As the sign in the historic photo reads, Punta Gorda is only 25 miles, Lakeland, 122, and Tampa 126. Although the bridge wouldnt be dedicated by Thomas A. Edison until February 1931, it had already opened to traffic the previous October. That two-way concrete bridge sufficed for decades, until the twin spans at Fowler (southbound) and Park Avenue (northbound) were built in the 1980s. Another option in 1930 was to continue straight through the intersection, over the Billys Creek Bridge and into East Fort Myers. There the road took and still does -the name Palm Beach Boulevard. And with good reason -for as the sign says, Palm Beach is 130 miles due east of downtown. (The street from East Fort Myers eastward was also called Lee County Boulevard.) Also possible in 1930 was turning right onto Fowler into a mostly residential section of town characterized by comfortable frame houses with big porches. Theres another significant change since 1930: the pedestrian experience. Note those people at the corner (right), who seem anything but concerned about the dangers of crossing the street or standing, not on the sidewalk, but actually in the street. What would they think of todays intersection? Moreover, the northeast corner (left) has changed little. The 1898 MurphyBurroughs home still stands and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house in the far right of the 1930 photo was demolished decades ago, however. Built in 1885 by Capt. FA Hendry for his daughter Laura Jane and her new husband, CW Waddy Thompson, it was nestled among trees and surrounded by a fence. Its upper-story roofline is just visible in the photo. In 1930, the house was the home of Katie Lloyd Gwynne Appleyard, former daughter-in-law of Col. Andrew D. and Eliza Gwynne, whose funds and goodwill made the Gwynne Institute a reality. Today, the historic Langford-Kingston home is on that corner, having been moved from across Fowler Street in 2003. However, despite the passing of 84 years, certain particulars in the eastward view down First remain the same: the brick streets, royal palms, and open horizon. And, First Street still runs to Palm Beach, even though its one-way. But now, new condo towers dot the landscape on the way out of town. Walk down to First and Fowler to compare the intersections of 1930 and 2014. Then take a short stroll to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031continued on page 4 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 In 1930, the First and Fowler intersection had four-way traffic courtesy of Southwest Florida Historical Society Todays intersection demands more attention, even though theres only one safe option for eastbound motorists, a right turn photo by Gerri Reaves


3 THE RIVER APRIL 11, 2014 Fort Myers Public Art: Lovegrove To Celebrate Slow Art Dayby Tom HallOn Saturday, April 12, Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens will be participating in the internationally-recognized Slow Art Day. You can celebrate the day with Leoma Lovegrove and guest artist Karen Jarstad from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Matlacha Island gallery, which is located at 4637 Pine Island Road NW. Following the event, guests are invited to meet at Micelis Waterfront Restaurant, located at 3930 Pine Island Road, to discuss the art theyve seen and enjoyed. Slow Art Day is a worldwide celebration of art that encourages people to look at art slowly and thereby experience art in a new way. For Slow Art Day, Lovegrove will debut a new exhibition of paintings that contains numerous portraits of Christ that she has painted throughout the years. Many of them were painted live during special performances at various churches throughout the United States. These large and small canvases will remain on exhibit at her gallery during Holy Week. The exhibition will be open and available to the public between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. from its opening on Slow Art Day on April 12 through April 19. Lovegrove is an impressionistexpressionist painter known worldwide for her splashy, artistic depictions of the Florida lifestyle. Located in the heart of Matlacha Island on the southwest coast of Florida, Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens is one of the most colorful landmarks in the Sunshine State. To learn more, visit www. leomalovegrove. com. To register for Slow Art Day, visit www.slowartlovegrove2014.eventbrite.com. To learn more about Slow Art Day and the mission behind it, please go to www.slowartday. 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 www.truetours.net. Portrait of Christ by Leoma LovegroveEdison & Ford Winter Estates ProgramsApril at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates is highlighted with several special events. Events include 50 Years of Ford Mustang, Art in the Garden and Rhythm on the River, as well as a variety of other programs and activities throughout the month. Rhythm On The River Friday, April 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Edison Coconut Grovecontinued on page 4 The Danny Morgan Band performs at Rhythm on the River on April 11 Chinese & Japanese Cuisine Downtown Fort Myers (Post Oce Arcade Next to Hotel Indigo) 1520 Broadway For Takeout & Delivery Tel: 334-6991 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKMon-urs 11am 10pm Fri-Sat 11am 11pm Sun 12pm 9pm www. ichiban-sushi-chinese.com 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Daily at 10am www.threecraftyladies.com D ai l y at 10a m e craftyladies.co m Tropical Fabrics Tropical Fabrics Novelty Yarn Novelty Yarn Quilting Quilting Notions Notions Beads Beads Scrapbook Papers Scrapbook Papers Childrens Crafts Childrens Crafts Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Crafts Shell Crafts Gifts Gifts Find us on Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! STOP IN ON THURSDAY TO CREATE A MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET SOUVENIR! STOP IN ON THURSDAY TO CREATE A MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET SOUVENIR!


THE RIVER APRIL 11, 20144 From page 3Estates ProgramsJoin Edison Ford and Pinchers at The Marina for Rhythm on the River at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates for live music and dancing in the Edison Coconut Grove. Music provided by the Danny Morgan Band. Cash bar provided by Pinchers, which is also open next door for dining. The cost for Edison Ford members is $5. For non-members, it is $10. For more information, call 334-7419. The next Rhythm on the River is Friday, May 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Edison Garden Talk: Rose Expert To Speak Saturday, April 12 at 10 a.m. Learn from Debbie Hughes, Edison Ford senior horticulturist and member of the Rose Society, and guest speaker and noted rosarian Pennie Crawford, about how to grow roses successfully in Southwest Florida. The talk will include how to plant, what is the best soil mix, watering, fertilizing, pest control and what types of roses do best in our climate. The Garden Talk includes a walk to the historic rose gardens on the Edison and Ford Estates. There is no cost for Edison Ford members. For non-members, it is $5. Celebrating 50 Years Of Ford Mustang Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverside on the Ford Estate Ford Mustangs on display, entertainment, BBQ and beverages for purchase and informal tours with Henry and Clara Ford. Support Ponies In Paradise Mustang Club, Mustang Club of Charlotte County and Gulfshore Mustang Club of Southwest Florida. There is no cost for Edison Ford members. For non-members, it is $20. Admission includes audio tours of the homes, gardens, lab and museum. 2014 Art In The Gardens: Florida Fish & Fishing April 27 to May 18 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Twenty-four Lee County schools are participating in the annual sculpture installation at Edison Ford. Large and small sculptures will be on display throughout the Heritage Garden adjacent to the Edison Ford Museum. The theme this year is the love of fish and fishing that was shared by the Edison and Ford families. The exhibit includes scientific information and quiz questions. Throughout the Heritage Gardens there will be interpretive fish of all colors and sizes alongside artistic replications of fish living in Southwest Florida. Participating schools were awarded grant funds from Edison Ford and other grants to find the materials (recycled and all-weathered) to create the fanciful, all-weather outdoor sculptures. Art In The Garden Opening Reception Sunday, April 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. Members and the public are invited to join the administrators, teachers, students, and their parents for the Art in the Garden opening reception. The opening will also include refreshments, hands-on science activities with the Edison Wild Wizards. UF Florida Master Naturalist Program May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Beginning in May, Edison Ford will host the 40-hour education extension program on Floridas ecosystems, Freshwater Wetlands Systems of Florida. The program is for anyone over the age of 18 interested in learning more about Floridas environment. The curriculum includes classroom instruction, field trips, practical interpretive experience related to the general ecology, habitats, vegetation types, wildlife and conservation issues of freshwater wetland systems in Florida. To register online, go to www.masternaturalist.org and click on Registration. For additional information, contact Merry Coffman of Edison Ford at 334-7419 or Joanne Semmer of Ostego Bay Marine Science Center at 470-4993. For additional information, call 3347419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. Honoring 50 Years of Ford Mustang on the Caloosahatchee on April 19 Crystal Blue Persuasion by Megan Kissinger for Art In Bloom on April 6 Downtown Revitalization ToursOn the first Saturday of every month, True Tours offers a walking tour highlighting the revitalization of downtown Fort Myers River District. The guided tours begin at 10:30 a.m. The 60-minute tour showcases the growth of the historic area, from its decline in the early 1960s to recent multiaward winning redevelopment and revitalization projects that have returned the Fort Myers downtown River District to a truly unique destination. Cost is $10 per person and advanced reservations are required.For more information, call True Tours at 945-0405 or go to www.truetours.net. From page 2First And FowlerJackson Street and learn more about how the Edison Bridge changed traffic patterns in historic downtown. For 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. Live Entertainment Nightly, Online Discounts, Loyalty Program, The Best Happy Hour 4-9pm Join us for our REGULAR MENU & CHEF EASTER SPECIALS 4-9pm Join us for our REGULAR MENU & CHEF EASTER SPECIALS Music by Renata & Paul Music by Renata & Paul RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED for both options RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED for both options 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. 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5 THE RIVER APRIL 11, 2014 Nellies Upstairs Waterside Bar Where its Happy Hour all the time!!!Award-Winning Restaurant: Best Place for Live Music FREE with Dock Attendants AssistanceSpecial Easter delights and same great menu too. Join us Easter Sunday For Plus Live entertainment Children Bring Out The Best In BugsOn Friday, March 28, students from the Gladiolus Learning and Development Center were dressed up in costume to entertain a crowd at Gulf Harbour Yacht and Country Club. The 82 people attending the luncheon heard songs about bumble bees, butterflies and the sun. The Gladiolus Learning and Development Center, a non-profit childcare facility serving low-income children and their families, is located at 10320 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers. For more information, call 481-2100 or visit www.brightesthorizons.org. Children from the Gladiolus Center sang songs about bumble bees, butterflies and the sun during the luncheon Firehouse Flame Out Fundraiser Returns To Fort Myers BeachOn Saturday, April 12 from noon to 10 p.m., Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery in Fort Myers Beach is hosting its annual Firehouse Flame Out fundraiser for the Lee County Fire Marshals & Inspectors Association. The waterfront restaurant is roasting whole pigs Hawaiian luau-style while Polynesian fire dancers entertain the crowd. Live music is provided by The Doerfels from 2 to 5 p.m. and ZZ Top tribute band, ZZs Best, from 6 to 8 p.m. Drinks specials are available all day upstairs at Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier. All proceeds from the days event go to the Lee County Fire Marshals Association to help with such programs as installing fire prevention equipment in Habitat for Humanity homes. Whether you arrive by land or sea, parking for patrons of Nellies and Uglys is free. If you are traveling by boat, marine dockage is available with dock attendants assistance. The GPS coordinates are 26.41 N 8115.18 W. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery is located at 1131 First Street at the historic Fort Myers Beach Seaport. It is open for lunch, dinner and snacks in between. Call 463-8077 or go to www.nervousnellies.net. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER APRIL 11, 20146 Former Candidate To Host Town HallMike Giallombardo, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, will be hosting a Veteran Town Hall meeting at the Cape Coral Veterans Museum. The event will offer an opportunity for veterans and members of the community to voice their concerns regarding the governments treatment of veterans. Congressional candidate Curt Clawson will also be in attendance. There is nothing that pleases me more than being able to host an event at such a beautiful venue with Americas heroes, said Giallombardo. As someone who has fought for our nation, I feel that it is important to know the individual that will represent our district. Giallombardo endorsed Clawson after withdrawing from the District 19 race. With all the attacks congress and the Obama administration has been making on veterans and the military, we need someone who will stand up and fight, and I know Curt is that person, added Giallombardo. The Veteran Town Hall will take place on Thursday, April 17 at 6 p.m. The Cape Coral Veterans Museum is located at 4820 Leonard Street in Cape Coral. For more information, call 954328-8473 or email mike.giallombardo@ yahoo.com. This event is not an endorsement by the Veterans Museum and affiliate organizations. Fair Housing SummitAs part of Fair Housing Month in April, the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers (HACFM) and the Lee County Department of Human Services are hosting the Southwest Florida Annual Fair Housing Summit on Wednesday, April 16. The summit is free and open to the public, and will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dr. Carrie Robinson Community Center located at 2990 Edison Avenue in Fort Myers. Fair Housing Month celebrates the anniversary of the passing of the Fair Housing Act in 1968 that prohibits discrimination regardless of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin. The summit will include guest speakers from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity providing information on the Fair Housing Act, reasonable accommodations in rules and policies, emotional support animals, special parking requests, and fair housing rights of persons with disabilities under the Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act. The speakers will also conduct a discussion on the difference between laws and respective accessibility standards while providing Q&A opportunities on all topics. Doors open at 9 a.m. A continental breakfast will be available before the conference begins. To reserve your seat, contact Sherri Campanale, director of housing and maintenance operations at the HACFM at 344-3247 or sherri@hacfm.org. Hart To Speak At MOAA BreakfastL ee County Tax Collector Larry Hart will be the guest speaker at the Saturday, April 12 Military Officers Association of America breakfast. The Calusa Chapter of the MOAA will meet at 9 a.m. at Wine & Roses Restaurant, located at 1404 Cape Coral Parkway East in Cape Coral. All military officers and spouses are invited to attend. Hart was elected as Lee County Tax Collector in 2012 after holding the position of Assistant Tax Collector for almost 11 years. The Tax Collector provides organizational oversight in strategic development, leading the responsibility for developing and implementing program goals. He has a long history of public service, having retired as Chief of Police for the Fort Myers Police Department after serving a total of 22 years as a professional law enforcement officer. The cost for the breakfast is $10 per person, payable at the door. Reservations may be made by contacting Dixie Buick at 945-5030. The Military Officers Association of America is a national organization representing the interests of the military. Florida is the third largest state of membership. More Information about the Calusa Chapter of MOAA may be obtained by contacting chapter president Nick Hubbell at 240-381-3975. Membership information may be obtained by contacting Tim Cook at 945-6155. Champagne Tea With The First Ladies April 15Celebrate the coming of this beautiful season of the year at the Lee Republican Womens Club (Chartered) Champagne Tea with the First Ladies. The event will take place at the Colonial Country Club on Tuesday, April 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. Guests will meet and greet the National Republican Party co-chair Sharon Day along with other prominent Republican VIPs while sipping champagne from a sparkling fountain. Classical musicians will entertain as delicious treats are served accompanied by premium teas. A troupe of strolling players, portraying well known Republicans from the past, is certain to engage guests with their repartee and insider historical anecdotes. Reservations are $45 per person or reserve a table of eight for $360. Space is limited. To make reservations, call 5736913. Genealogical Society MeetingLee County Genealogical Societys April 17 meeting, titled If You Dont Write a Book: Final Projects without Prose with Susan Lewis Well, has a new meeting place. It will take place at Lakes Regional Library, 15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers, at 1 p.m. Not everyone wants to write a book or has an audience to read one, but Well will discuss using timelines instead of prose and his to find projects such as indexing to benefit the genealogy or the greater community. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. New Fossil And Gem MuseumThe Shell Factory will hold a grand opening on April 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. of the third museum at the Shell Factory in North Fort Myers. Richard Dunmire, the chairman, said Pam Plummer, an amateur paleontologist with 10 years experience and director of the new museum, has convinced many experts in the field to display their collections. Plummer said she is overwhelmed by the response of countless collectors from many states. The Shell Factory is located four miles north of the Caloosahatchee River on U.S. 41. For more information, log onto www.shellfactory.com. Hortoons Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


7 THE RIVER APRIL 11, 2014 Chefs Cooking For Kids April 24Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast announced that the 2nd annual Chefs Cooking For Kids will be held on Thursday, April 24 at The Club at Grandezza from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets to the event are $75 per person or $600 for a table of eight. The Top Chef culinary extravaganza will feature top local chefs who will showcase their culinary specialties as well as cocktails, music, silent and live auctions and camaraderie benefiting a great cause, one-to-one mentoring programs for the children of Lee County. Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry, LLC is committed as a title sponsor and co-owner Mike Joyce will serve as the auctioneer. Several unique items will be included in the live auction, including pieces of fine jewelry to raise money for the cause. The Club at Grandezza is located at 11481 Grande Oak Blvd. in Estero. For further information, reservations, sponsorships or how to be a guest chef de cuisine, contact Angela Melvin at 288-4224, amelvin@bbbssun.org or visit www. bbbssun.org and click on Events. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast provides one-to-one mentoring relationships for children ages 6 to 18 years old throughout the Gulf Coast of Florida. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as educational success; avoidance of risky behaviors; and higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. The organization provides children facing adversity, often those of single or low-income households or families with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. For more information, call 855-501BIGS or visit www.bbbssun.org. NRW Co-Chair At Champagne Tea The Lee Republican Womens Club (Chartered) Champagne Tea with the First Ladies is planned for April 15 at Colonial Country Club from 1 to 3 p.m. Guests will meet and greet the National Republican Party co-chair, Sharon Day, along with other prominent Republican VIPs while sipping champagne dispensed from a sparkling fountain. Classical musicians will entertain as treats are served accompanied by premium teas.continued on page 11 Letter Carrier Food DriveNortherners who are returning home prior to May 10 may drop off their letter carrier food drive contributions at any post office location in Lee County. Food may also be left at Uncle Bobs storage areas at 3780 Central Avenue, 3111 Cleveland Avenue, 4400 Solomon Blvd. or 6600 Industrial Drive, all in Fort Myers; 1347 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers; or 800 Abrams Blvd. in Lehigh Acres. The nations largest single-day food drive, Stamp Out Hunger, will be held on Saturday, May 10. This is the one day when letter carriers collect non-perishable food that has been left by mailboxes. Summer is coming, school will be out, and the need for food assistance will be great. Food collected in Lee County will be distributed by the Harry Chapin Food Bank and several other agencies. All food collected in food drives is distributed to participating agencies at no cost. Businesses can set up collection boxes for employees and customers who may not be able to leave food by their mailboxes on May 10. Virtually any kind of food may be donated in unopened, nonbreakable containers. Items especially in need are peanut butter, tuna, rice, beans, and canned meats, fruits, vegetables and soups. Volunteers are needed to assist letter carriers with their pickups on May 10. Contact Kitty Swanson in Lee County at 573-9638. Volunteers are also needed to assist with preliminary food sorting on May 10. Contact Tanya Phillips of the Harry Chapin Food Bank at 334-7007 or Kim Berghs of the United Way at 4332000 ext. 260. Additional information about the Harry Chapin Food Bank is available online at www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. The Value Of Searching Public RecordsThe public is invited to a free seminar presented by Clerk of Court Linda Doggett titled, The Value of Searching Public Records and Online Services. It will be held on the following dates: May 14 Fort Myers Regional Library, 2450 First Street August 20 Bonita Springs Library, 26876 Pine Avenue September 3 Cape Coral Public Library, 921 SW 39th Terrace. All seminars are scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Doggett will guide attendees through the information available on the Lee County Clerk of Court website. Public records are not only useful to businesses and organizations, but can help people make better informed decisions in their personal life. Topics to be covered include: Review the civil and criminal public records of prospective tenants or employees, or when choosing a new doctor or selecting a local contractor Learn how to obtain copies of deeds and mortgages Review county financial and audit reports Find interactive forms for evictions, small claims and simple divorce Learn how to pay traffic tickets online Bid on foreclosure properties or on tax deed certificates Request postponement or excusal of jury duty Obtain passport and marriage license information Locate links to other local and state agencies Registration is not required. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. To learn more about this event contact Rita Miller at RMiller@LeeClerk.org or call 533-2766. 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THE RIVER APRIL 11, 20148 Along The RiverOn Saturday, April 12, Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center in South Fort Myers is hosting and egg-ceptional event for children up to age 12. From 10 a.m. to noon, the park is hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt. Participation is limited to the first 150 kids. Children, 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 and a basket; snacks and refreshments are provided. The egg hunt starts at 10:35 a.m. right after the bunnys arrival. Participation is $5 per child, free for adults. For more information, call Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center at 432-2154. The center is at 16760 Bass Road, Fort Myers. For information on other park sites, egg hunts and seasonal events, visit www. leeparks.org. Also on Saturday, India Fest returns to Fort Myers. Each year, this celebration of Indian culture is attended by approximately 5,000 enthusiasts. It showcases highly-choreographed dances performed to Indian music, the latest in Indian fashion, intricate jewelry, handicrafts, and authentic cuisine. The mission of India Fest 2014 is to demonstrate cultural pride and to further cultural awareness to the broader community. The event, held this year at JetBlue Park, runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and admission is $5 per person. Children five-years and under are admitted free. Parking is also free. JetBlue Park is located at 11500 Fenway South Drive, Fort Myers. For more information, call 898-8110. On Sunday, April 13 from 2 to 5 p.m., Alliance for the Arts presents its last Bluegrass in the Theater show of the Spring season. The Bugtussle Ramblers perform from 2 to 3 p.m. followed by a two-set performance by Nu-Blu, a North Carolina-based bluegrass band. Seating is limited and is first come, first served. Admission is $10. Children ages 12 and under are admitted free if accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers near Colonial Boulevard. Call 939-2787 or go to www.artinlee.org. From Monday, April 14, to Friday, April 18, the Shell Point Retirement Community presents its annual Photo Contest & Show. The public is invited to view stunning photographs taken by the developments very own talented resident photographers. Guests can view the photos from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Resident Activity Center located on the Island at Shell Point. Shell Point Retirement Community is located at 15101 Shell Point Boulevard, Fort Myers. For more information, call 454-2290 or go to www.shellpoint.org. Need a change of scenery but dont want to spend all day driving? Get moooovin to Sanibel for udderly great food, drinks and desserts at the Island Cow. The bistro is airy with french doors out to the front and patios in the back. Breakfast is served Monday through Saturday from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday brunch runs until noon. Lunch begins daily at 11 a.m. At dinner time, dine under the stars while you listen to live music on one of Sanibels only al fresco eating porches. Dinner service closes when the music ends. For large parties or when youre in a hurry, feel free to call ahead for reservations. Stop in at the bar anytime for a snack or take away orders. Island Cow is located at 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call 472-0606 or go to sanibelislandcow.com. The 27th annual India Fest comes to JetBlue Park this Saturday Bring a camera and basket to Wa-Ke Hatchee Rec Center on Saturday for its annual Easter Egg Hunt. Rumor has it that the Easter Bunny will make an appearance. The Calendar Girls Help Raise Money For Guide Dog Schoolsubmitted by Linda FloydRecently, The Calendar Girls performed at Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon held in Bradenton, helping to raise $650,000 for the school. Proceeds from the fundraiser help train and match extraordinary guide dogs with visually-impaired students. Since 2006, The Calendar Girls have sponsored 12 guide dogs for veterans through the Paws For Patriots program of Southeastern Guide Dogs. The girls love to see a deserving veterans life transformed because of a guide dog. For more information, visit www.calendargirlsflorida.com or www.guidedogs.org. The Calendar Girls performed at the Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon in Bradenton photo courtesy of Bill Floyd Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


9 THE RIVER APRIL 11, 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 Sanibels only al fresco eating porches. 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 ISLAND COW NERVOUS NELLIES CRAZY WATERFRONT EATERY Assorted sushi rolls at Ichiban. The restaurant is located in downtown Fort Myers historic mosiac-tiled Post Office Arcade. 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


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 11, 201410


11 THE RIVER APRIL 11, 2014 From page 10Churches/Templestemplebethel.com Affiliated: Union for Reform Judaism TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE) 14486 A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers, 433-0201, Rabbi: Rabbi Marc Sack Minyan: Monday at 9 a.m. Religious Education: Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings Services: Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Web site: www.tjswfl.org THE NEW CHURCH The New Church of SWFL is located 10811 Sunset Plaza Circ. #401, behind Zoomers. Rev. Gabriella Cahaley officiates worship services on Sundays at 11 a.m. during the season. Other worship events are held on the beach in Fort Myers Beach. See our webpage http://www.newchurchflorida.com/ or call for more information 239-481-5535. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH FORT MYERS 13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one mile west of I-75). Minister: The Reverend Allison Farnum. Sunday services and religious education at 10:30 a.m. For information on all church events call 5612700 or visit www.uucfm.org. UNITY OF BONITA SPRINGS Family Service 10 to 11 a.m. Healing Circle 11 a.m. Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m. Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic music, meditation in a loving environment. Service held at 28285 Imperial Street, Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100. UNITY OF FORT MYERS 11120 Ranchette Rd, Fort Myers Sunday Services 9:15 and 11 a.m. Childrens Sunday School 11 a.m. Reverend Jim Rosemergy. Our God is Love, Our religion is Oneness, Our Race is Human. 239-278-1511, www.unityoffortmyers.org. WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125 Senior Pastor: Robert Brunson Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. 11 a.m. Blended Worship www.westminsterfortmyers.org WORD OF LIFE CHURCH 2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881; Services: Sunday 10 a.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 481-4040, Pastor Peter Weeks. Sunday Services: 8 a.m. Traditional, 9:15 a.m. Education Hour, 10:30 a.m. Blended. From page 7Co-Chair At Champagne TeaA troupe of strolling players, portraying well known Republicans from the past, is designed to engage guests with their repartee and insider historical anecdotes. Reservations are $45 per person or reserve a table of eight for $360 by calling 573-6913. The reservations deadline is April 3.. Mystery Play At Sanibel ChurchOn Wednesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m., St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on Sanibel will present a Lenten Mystery Play, entitled The Way of the Cross. It is a dramatic multi-media presentation of the Passion and Death of the Lord. It is offered during the Lenten season in church sanctuaries and a living meditation on the Stations of the Cross. The play is written and directed by Father Francis Pompei, OFM, a Franciscan friar from Holy Name Province, and team member of St. Francis Inn soup kitchen, Philadelphia. The Mystery Players include 14 teenagers and four adults. The performances will be in the tradition of the medieval mystery plays which were frequently sponsored by Franciscans who advocated popularizing scriptural events. The Way of the Cross calls for no speaking parts. Through the use of special lighting, inspirational music, drama, and soul-searching meditations, a person is able to get in touch with themselves; their goodness, struggles and their sins. Then, in a unique way, it becomes a prayerful vehicle for the Lords spirit to forgive, heal and renew. It is an event you can experience over and over, and walk away with something new each time. St. Michaels Church is at 2304 Periwinkle Way. For more information, call 472-2173. Second Night SederOn Tuesday, April 15, at 6 p.m., Temple Judea is having a Second Night Seder with a traditional Kosher for Passover menu prepared by Dalia Hemed. The price is $36 per adult, $18 per child and free for children three and under. The deadline for reservations is April 9. Call Gina at 433-0201 or email tjswfl@gmail.com. Temple Judea is located at 14486 A & W Bulb Road, Fort Myers. Genealogical Society MeetingLee County Genealogical Societys April 17 meeting, titled If You Dont Write a Book: Final Projects without Prose with Susan Lewis Well, has a new meeting place. It will take place at Lakes Regional Library, 15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers, at 1 p.m. Not everyone wants to write a book or has an audience to read one, but Well will discuss using timelines instead of prose and his to find projects such as indexing to benefit the genealogy or the greater community. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Jammies, Jeans At Temple JudeaOn April 11 at 5:30 p.m., Temple Judea hosts Jammies and Jeans, a Shabbat evening especially for young children and their families. Held on the second Friday of each month, it is open to the entire community. The Jammies and Jeans Shabbat service is in addition to the regular 6:15 p.m. Shabbat service. Throw on your jeans and get your kids in their jammies for a casual, warm and kid-friendly Shabbat service filled with singing, storytelling and lots of fun followed by dinner. The Shabbat service is held in the Synagogue, followed by dinner at 6 p.m. To make dinner reservations, send an email to jenmanekin@yahoo.com. Temple Judea is located at 14486 A & W Bulb Road, Fort Myers. For more information, call 433-0201. Ronald McDonald House CampaignA little spare change can go a long way and Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Southwest Florida is counting on it. A Fill the House request is being held during the Pennies from the Heart campaign from April 1 to 30. The community is encouraged to bring their coins to RMHC all month long and to raise the roof to fill the house by the end of April. Pennies from the Heart helps the Ronald McDonald House Fill the House in many ways, from covering the costs of housing a family in need to keeping our much needed supplies stocked, said Angela Katz, development director for RMHC. The support of community partners is the key to making the Pennies from the Heart campaign a continued success... By working together, a little spare change can indeed go a long way in making a significant impact on the lives of the children and families in our care,. she said. McDonalds restaurants, Fifth Third Bank branches, schools and businesses throughout Southwest Florida have already pledged support for the campaign. Anyone interested in making a donation is encouraged to contact Katz at 437-0202 for information. Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for families of seriously ill or injured children who are being treated at Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, and other area hospitals. Jack Moore helps fill the house with pennies Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER APRIL 11, 201412 Get Ready For Some Of Best Fishing Of Yearby Capt. Matt MitchellThe first week of April brought us our first real taste of spring conditions this year. With light winds and quickly warming water temperatures, its amazing how fast the sound rebounded back to life. Feeding birds, bait and hungry fish out on the open flats were found all throughout the bay. After a windy and rainy March, the water in the sound has finally begun to clear up with some of the best visibility we have seen in months. Add to that near perfect air temperatures and there is not a much better time to be out on the water. After what seemed like a neverending series of winter cold fronts, fishing is now on the upswing with some of the best action of the year about to begin in the next few weeks. After a lull in tarpon sightings this past last few weeks because of cool water temperatures brought on by late season cold fronts, these last few days I am happy to report I have seen a few free-jumping and rolling tarpon in the northern sound. This is always an exciting time of year for anglers who are often fanatical when it comes to tarpon fishing. By the end of the month, our tarpon fishing will be in full swing out on the beaches and in the sound. For me, this cannot come soon enough as hunting these hard-fighting fish is my favorite fishing of the year. If you have never caught a tarpon, its hard to understand what anglers refer to as tarpon fever. Its addictive, to say the least. The first tarpon of the year are usually caught out between Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach in the 30-foot deep range by anglers fishing cut bait on the bottom. This area is often referred to as the tarpon triangle. As our water temperature rises, these fish begin to stage up in huge numbers before making the move down the beaches and through the sound. Look for the first tarpon in the bay to be caught around the deep water holes by Marker 4 and Marker 18. I have been seeing more and more boats anchored up in these places daily as every tarpon angler wants that first prized fish of the season. Big afternoon high tides this week looked like the perfect redfish set up. Some days redfish action was on fire then the next day it seemed almost impossible to catch one. While fishing with Art and Sam Coffey from Indiana this week, we experienced the highs and lows of redfish fishing. One afternoon for roughly an hour, just about every well-placed cast produced a redfish measuring between 25 and 28 inches. After a couple of double hook-ups, the mangrove redfish bite was about as good as it gets. Fast forward a few days on the same tide pattern and we made our first stop of the trip immediately hooking two redfish, after landing one of the two fish, a near perfect 26 1/2-incher, we fished almost another three hours going shoreline to shoreline without as much as another bite. continued on page 14 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. Art and Sam Coffey from Indiana with a pair of upper slot redfish caught this week while fishing Pine Island Sound with Capt. Matt Mitchell 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 481 4 7 33 1 2600 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers w ww. scuba vi ced iv e r s com Swim wit h t h e Fi s h es BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island


13 THE RIVER APRIL 11, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Terrapins, Tortoises And Turtles Oh My!by Patricia MolloyIn the United States, the terms terrapin, tortoise and turtle are often used interchangeably. There are, however, differences between the three. Lets begin with the similarities. Each is a reptile; i.e, a cold-blooded creature that breathes air, has scales and lays eggs on land. Additionally, they belong to the order of reptiles known as chelonia from the Greek word kelone meaning armor which have a carapace (upper shell) made of fused bone. There are 244 different species of chelonians in the world. Okay. So how do they differ from one another? The distinction comes primarily from the habitat to which each is best suited and the use of the terms varies in different parts of the world. Here we will focus on the U.S. Tortoises are almost exclusively landdwellers that possess stubby feet, often with sharp claws that are ideal for digging. As a result, they are not skilled swimmers and could easily drown in deep water or strong currents. As a resident or frequent visitor to Sanibel, chances are that you have seen at least one gopher tortoise (pictured top left) attempting to cross one of the islands roads. Turtles can be semi-aquatic creatures that despite being good swimmers spend most of their time basking on land. Others live almost exclusively in the water, like sea turtles, and only venture onto land to lay their eggs. Turtles also have either webbed feet or flippers. The Florida softshell (pictured bottom left) is a good example of a medium-size, native turtle that is easy to identify. Terrapin, as Dr. Heather noted, is really a British term that is not used much in the U.S. except to refer to certain types of turtles, such as the diamondback terrapin. They are often called diamondbacks due to the raised rings on their shells and are the only turtles on the planet that reside exclusively in brackish, or briny, water. Terrapins were hunted nearly to extinction due to their popularity as a food source and, while native to Southwest Florida, they are not commonly seen. The large photo above is that of patient #0399, a diamondback terrapin currently receiving treatment at CROW.continued onpage 18 Note the angular rings on the carapace (upper shell) of this young diamondback terrapin this photo courtesy of Jordan Donini Florida softshell turtles have a long snout and their shells have a leathery surface Gopher tortoises use their shovel-like front feet and elephantine rear feet to dig burrows Additional Locations: 1156 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers Call 997-5777 2397 Davis Blvd in Naples Call 793-5800 Hours:Mon-Sat 8am 5:30pm Sun 9am 3pmComplete DO-IT-YOURSELFBoat Parts Store Marine Trading Post15600 San Carlos Blvd, Unit 170, Ft Myers (Beside Big Lots) Call 437-7475 Filet Table$59.99 Stainless SteelProps$299 Aluminum Props$99 3-Rod Holder$9.99


THE RIVER APRIL 11, 201414 Plant SmartTi Plantby Gerri ReavesTi plant (Cordyline terminalis) is a native of east Asia and is also known as the Hawaiian good-luckplant. This Florida-friendly member of the agave family is is a relative of the Florida native, Spanish bayonet (Yucca aloifolia). Valued for its evergreen foliage, the shrub comes in many varieties, from pale green to pink, purple and red. It has a moderate growth rate and can reach up to 10 feet tall in ideal conditions. The leaves sprout from slender vertical trunks, or canes, in a spiral arrangement. Smooth, narrow, and flexible, the leaves can be as long as 18 inches. Long panicles of white or yellow flowers bloom in spring, followed by red fleshy fruit. Ti plant will grow in full sun to partial shade, but a sunnier spot means more vivid color. Moderately salt-tolerant but not drought-tolerant, it prefers fertile welldrained soil. It grows well in pots and the leaves are handy for floral arrangements. The species is vulnerable to some pests and diseases, including nematodes, fungus gnats, mealybugs, mites, scales, thrips and fluoride toxicity. Sources: Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau; and Florida Landscape Plants by John V. Watkins and Thomas J. Sheehan; sfwmd.gov; ifas.ufl.edu; and floridasnature.com. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. From page 12Best Fishing Of The Yearcame while fishing around the inside of the passes, Red Light Shoal and Captiva Rocks. Live shrimp fished under a popping cork caught fish just about every cast in depths of four to six feet. Trout, Spanish mackerel, jacks and ladyfish fed basically non-stop, taking just about every bait we cast out. Saving a few of these ladyfish and fishing them as cut bait in these same area resulted in lots of black tip sharks in the three-foot range. Look for this action to just get better and better over the next few weeks. It sure feels good to know we made it through another Florida winter. For some reason, this winter just seemed like tougher fishing than in the past few years. Constantly changing wind and weather had a big part in that. Now that spring is here, fishing is quickly get a whole lot better no matter what species you choose to target.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. The large smooth leaves vary from green to pink to red photos by Gerri Reaves Ti plant, a native of east Asia, is a common accent plant in South Florida New Lee County Environmental Policy Management Office Lee County Manager Roger Desjarlais announced the establishment of the Environmental Policy Management Office. The new office will be responsible for ensuring a balanced approach as county staff reviews and enforces Lee County commissioners environmental policies. Staff will serve as a central source of environmental information and assistance to Desjarlais and his senior management team as well as to county departments such as community development, natural resources, transportation, utilities, transit and solid waste areas that affect Lee Countys management of environmental sciences, construction management and landuse planning and zoning. As we emerge from a failed economy and begin to rebound, it is more important than ever for us to demonstrate to commissioners and the community that the Lee County staff is committed to sound, fair and consistent review and application of the Lee County Commissions environmental and economic policies, codes and programs as well as state and federal laws, Desjarlais said. The office will be led by Holly Schwartz, a 20-year county employee with experience and knowledge of environmental policies and the Lee County Comprehensive Land Use Plan. Schwartz will transition from her post as assistant county manager to head up the new office, which will include four other current county employees who will be reassigned to this effort. Desjarlais announcement is part of an on-going strategic planning process that is designed to identify Lees critical financial, operational, capital, technology and staff issues and to focus on basic services and customer service. The strategic planning will support commissioners in establishing priorities and direction for several years. We plan to focus on strategic opportunities in order to continue to provide costeffective and quality services as well as good customer services, Desjarlais said. A landing page at www.lee-county.com will be established soon for the new office, which was officially launched on March 24. For more information, call 533-2221. Bonsai Exhibit Featured At Bell Tower MallA special exhibit featuring bonsai trees, companion plants and a few suesecki (viewing stones) will be available for viewing in the Bell Tower Mall courtyard on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy the free exhibit while they participate in other activities in the mall. Bonsai (pronounced bone-sigh) is the practice of raising small artistic trees in pots. It originated in the Orient, and has become popular worldwide. The Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida, Inc. was founded in 1973 to promote and encourage the knowledge and appreciation of bonsai and related arts. It holds its meeting on the third Satuday of each month. For more information, visit www. bonsaiswfl.org or call Greg Lignelli at 560-3275. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


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Gulf Coast Writers MeetingOn Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Gulf Coast Writers Association is holding a meeting on the topic of poetry. The public is encouraged to attend. Jim Gustafson and a panel consisting of Carol Drummond, Gary McLouth, Joe Pacheco and Larry Stiles all local poets will discuss the four temperaments of poetry: story, structure, music and imagination, in a presentation that will provide insight to help all writers, no matter their genre, to evaluate their own work and examine the process through which their words are selected to form specific ideas. Gustafson, whose resume boasts a wealth of diverse occupations, teaches classes on How to Choose and Keep a Job for Life. His new book of poetry, Driving Home, was released in January 2013. Drummonds contest-winning entries can be viewed on the associations website and on her blog, Mangoes and Champagne. McLouth is the author of two story collections, Natural Causes and Do No Harm. He teaches composition at Edison State College in Fort Myers. Pacheco, known as the peoples poet, is also poet laureate of Sanibel. His third and latest volume of poetry is titled Sanibel Joes Songbook. Stiles, after a long career in higher education administration, has had his work featured multiple times in the ArtPoems multimedia event. There is no admission charge for members and first-time visitors. The charge for guests is $5. The meeting will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Road in Fort Myers. For more information, call 247-4515 or visit www.gulfwriters.org. Call To Veterans For Art ShowThe Caloosahatchee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is making a call to all veterans for an art show at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center (SBDAC) November 7 through November 21. The exhibition is open to all veterans and for artwork of any subject matter and medium. There is no size limitation but all hanging work must be either matted or framed. Artist must submit their bios, image of artwork, dimensions and sales price by August 1. Submit information by email to sonialomano@gmail.com. All work must be delivered to SBDAC, 2301 First Street, Fort Myers by November 3 and picked up from the gallery November 22. A private opening reception will be held on November 7 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The artist will receive 50 percent of the sales price for any work sold during the exhibition, SBDAC will receive 30 percent of the sales price, and DAR will receive 20 percent of the sales price which will be used to fund projects to help veterans and children. For more information, contact Sonia Lomano, DAR service for veterans, at 470-3474 or by email at sonialomano@ gmail.com. THE RIVER APRIL 11, 201416 The panel of local poets will discuss the four temperaments of poetry Ties That Bind At The Off Broadway Palmby Di SaggauThe Dixie Swim Club is back by popular demand at The Off Broadway Palm Theatre and its as sharp and funny as ever. The story revolves around five Southern women, all with distinct personalities, who meet every August to rekindle their relationships. They have been meeting since college, when all five were on a swim team. When we first meet them, they are 42. The show focuses on four of their weekends and spans a period of 33 years. Sworn to leave husbands, jobs and children out of the picture for that one weekend, the women meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolinas Outer Banks. Sheree (Erin Fish), the team captain, is busy fixing up their cottage awaiting the arrival of her four friends. Shes sort of a health nut and loves to manage everything for their weekend away. The first to arrive is Lexie (Amy Marie McCleary), the sex pot of the group. Shes obsessed with staying young and is not ashamed to say she has had plenty of nips and tucks to help out. She also goes through a new husband about every three years. Next comes Dinah (ML Graham), an over-achiever, a very successful lawyer who doesnt mind having a cocktail in the morning, because its 5 p.m. somewhere in the world. Vernadette (Kelly Legarreta) arrives with her arm in a sling. Shes accident prone. In fact, her whole life is a train wreck. Last to come through the door is Jeri Neal (Alison Rose Munn), a former nun with a huge surprise for her friends. All the actors do a terrific job portraying their eccentric characters. There is more to them than we realize when we first meet them. During the four scenes, we learn their secrets and are drawn closer into their friendships and their personalities. What they go through in life is very real. Lucky is the woman who is able to hang onto such longtime friends. The Dixie Swim Club, by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, has some truly funny dialogue. Legarreta gets to deliver most of the zingers with her dead-pan approach and you cant help but find yourself laughing out loud over and over. The exception is her last line which can easily bring a tear to your eye. Director Paul Bernier strikes the perfect tone with The Dixie Swim Club, giving each cast member the freedom to relax a little bit on stage and truly realize the character theyre playing. The audience becomes the proverbial fly on the wall, eavesdropping on these unforgettable women as they advance in years and their friendships evolve. The Dixie Swim Club plays through May 11 at The Off Broadway Palm,1380 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers. For tickets stop by the box office, visit www. BroadwayPalm.com or call 278-4422. ML Graham, Kelly Legarreta, Amy Marie McCleary, Erin Fish and Alison Rose Munn Morning Clean Up by John Chamberlin Annual Shell Point Photo ShowThe annual Shell Point Photo Show will be open to the public for viewing Monday, April 14 through Friday, April 18. The display will be held inside the Resident Activity Center located on The Island at Shell Point Retirement Community from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on these dates. Photos on display will feature categories such as travel, people, nature, abstract, still life, wildlife and Shell Point community shots. The winning photos in each category will be awarded ribbons by a panel of local professional judges. In addition to the photo contest, a juried category of photographs that encourage a range of variety and diverse themes will also be on display. From amateur photographers to professionals, this show reflects the talent of Shell Point residents. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Melody Desilets, volunteer coordinator, at 4542290. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


17 THE RIVER APRIL 11, 2014 Arthur Miller Classic Playing At Gulfshoreby Di SaggauArthur Millers American classic All My Sons is now showing at Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples. Written in 1947, it remains as powerful today as it was coming right after World War II. It is based upon a true story, about how an Ohio aeronautical company approved defective aircraft engines destined for military use, resulting in the death of 21 pilots. At the heart of the play is Joe Keller (William Parry), who was exonerated after being charged with shipping damaged aircraft engine cylinder heads from his factory during WWII. He has placed the blame on his partner and former neighbor Steve Deever, who went to prison. His wife Kate (Amy Van Nostrand) knows that Joe is guilty but lives in denial while mourning her oldest son Larry, who has been missing in action for three years. Their other son Chris (Zac Hoogendyk) plans to marry Ann Deever (Claire Brownell), who was Larrys girlfriend at the time he went missing. Chris avoids telling his mom about the engagement because she still thinks Ann belongs to Larry. She still keeps all his clothes and shined shoes in his closet. Meanwhile, a neighbor Sue Bayliss (Emily Townley) reveals that everyone on the block still thinks Joe is guilty. Her husband Jim (Cody Nickell) is a successful doctor who is frustrated with the domesticity of his life. They are the ones who bought the Deever home. George Deever (Zolan Henderson), son of Joes imprisoned partner, shows up and the fireworks begin. With genuine artistry, Miller unpeels the onion of Kellers life to its decaying core and the suspenseful revelations keep coming. The play encapsulates all the fallout from the offense into a 24-hour time span. Joe is an ordinary hard-working man, but a flaw causes him to act wrongly and he is forced to accept responsibility. The set is the back yard of the Keller home in August 1946. There are leaves on the grass due to a wind storm the night before that felled a tree planted in memory of Larry. It is an omen of things to come. Other neighbors are Frank and Lydia Lubey (Joseph Tisa and Julia Hochner). Frank was always one year ahead of the draft, so he stayed home and married Georges former sweetheart Lydia. She is the model of peaceful domesticity. Bertie (Alexis Hyatt) is the little girl who lives in the neighborhood and likes to play jail with Joe. All the actors excel in their roles. Parry shows with great skill all sides of Joes character. Van Nostrand uses sly glances to observe the reasons for Kate clinging to the belief that her son is still alive and shows true grief when the truth emerges. Brownell combines prettiness with hints of steel. Hoogendyk tackles the difficult role of the decent and idealistic son. In a powerful performance he appears to grow physically from being a genial fellow to a man with the backbone to demand honesty and learn how to deal with it. The force of this drama is the theme of conflict between fathers and sons. The play is directed by Kristen Coury, founder and producing artistic director. Arthur Miller was a man ahead of his time, she said. His passion about the responsibility we all share for this world we live in is inspiring. He writes about grand themes in plain language and with characters to whom we can all relate, which allows an open window into the intensity and emotion of this play. I talked with her during intermission and she said what a treat it was to direct an Arthur Miller play. What a treat it is for the audience to reap the benefits of her direction. This is a play where you feel as if you are peering into the lives of the characters on stage. All My Sons is one of the best plays you will see all season. It runs through April 19 at Gulfshore Playhouse, located in The Norris Center, 755 8th Avenue South in Naples. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, by visiting www. gulshoreplayhouse.org or by calling 1-866-811-4111. Amy Van Nostrand and William Parry in Gulfshore Playhouses production of All My Sons 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: 239-472-5300Send your editorial copy to:press@islandsunnews.com


THE RIVER APRIL 11, 201418 FGCU Dance Inspired By EcologyFlorida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) students will present four performances in April of an original dance-theater work exploring water ecology issues affecting Southwest Florida. Led by Lynn Neuman, an instructor in the Bower School of Music & the Arts, students in the Repertory and Performance class studied scientific models and principles of water flow to create a performance piece called Monami that addresses the disappearance of sea grass and other urgent water issues. The title is a Japanese word that means grass waves, but it also could be interpreted as French for my friend, implying a responsibility to take care of the waterways, Neuman said. As part of a nationwide project, National Water Dances Day, her class will perform Monami free for the public at 4 p.m. April 12 at the downtown Fort Myers water basin at the corner of Hendry Street and Edwards Drive. Groups across the country plan to perform simultaneously to bring attention to the fragility of water systems. Other performances are: 12:30 p.m. April 11 at Alico Arena during FGCUs Community Engagement Day (free); 8 p.m. April 25 at the Sidney and Berne Davis Arts Center in downtown Fort Myers ($15 general admission/$10 students and seniors); and 7:30 p.m. April 26 in the Black Box Theater at FGCUs Arts Complex ($7). The destruction of sea grass in the Caloosahatchee River has been a hot topic in Southwest Florida, as it affects the ecological balance of the river, other marine life and water quality at local beaches. This is a local issue that affects not only the health of the waterways but the quality of life in Fort Myers, and can have significant impact on local tourism, Neuman said. Assistant Professor James Douglass of FGCUs Division of Ecological Studies has documented the disappearance of sea grasses upriver over the last several years. Thats worrying because the upper part of the estuary is where manatees hang out in wintertime and there should be more food for them there, he said. As artistic director and co-founder of Artichoke Dance Company in New York, Neuman has created other performance works focusing on ecological issues and has been leading volunteer coastal cleanup efforts since 2010. For more information, contact Neuman at lneuman@fgcu.edu. Each of the student performance pieces explores water ecology issues affecting the area photos courtesy of James Greco The dance performances are scheduled to take place at several Fort Myers locations National Library WeekThis coming week, April 14 through 20, the Lee County Library System joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the heart of their communities, campuses or schools, libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study. Libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and re-engage with each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues. Locally, the libraries are so popular they have more visits than the most popular Southwest Florida attractions. As reported in the February issue of Gulfshore Business Magazine, the top three attractions in Southwest Florida are Seminole Casino (annual attendance 2,028,969); Fishermans Village (1,500,000); and Everglades National Park (934,351). Visits to the Lee County Library System totaled 2,804,287 in fiscal year 2012-13. Lee County librarians work with elected officials, small-business owners, students and the public at large to discover the communitys needs and emerging trends. Whether through offering e-books, digital magazines, technology classes, materials for English-language learners, programs for job seekers or those to support early literacy, Lee County librarians listen and respond. Service to the community has always been the focus of the library system, said Sheldon Kaye, Library System Director. While this aspect has never changed, libraries have grown and evolved in how they provide for the needs of every member of their community. The Lee County Library System serves Lee County with books, downloadable e-books, digital content, Books-by-Mail, a bookmobile, e-sources, music and films, programs and meeting space. Visit leelibrary.net to apply for a library card online, or stop by any branch. Edison College Concert SeriesThe music department at Edison State College in Fort Myers has announced its spring concert dates at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall for the 2014 season. The concerts are free and open to the public. Concert dates are: Thursday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. Choir and Orchestra Thursday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. Jazz Band Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. Concert Band For more information, contact the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at 489-9332. Beach Art Association Hosts Student ShowFort Myers Beach Art Association will display artwork from 11 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 April 12 to 17. Each year, the art association awards scholarships and cash to students who are going on to study art at a graduate level. 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 they total over $5,000. A large part of the funding for these scholarships comes from the annual Art Bazaar held each year at Santini Marina Plaza. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday. (Turn at the blinking light at Estero Boulevard and Donora.) After April 18 the gallery will be on summer hours: Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon. For more information on shows or classes, call the gallery at 463-3909 or go to www.fortmyersbeachart.com. From page 13CROW Case Of The WeekIf you want to learn more about the 4,000 sick, injured and orphaned wildlife patients that are treated at CROW each year, attend a Wonders of Wildlife presentation at the Visitor Education Center. Topics vary and most of the programs are conducted by clinic staff members and/or veterinarians. For a complete schedule of events, go to www.crowclinic.org. 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.


19 THE RIVER APRIL 11, 2014As Wrigley Field Reaches Its Century, Cubs 106-Year Famine Continuesby Ed FrankIts called a season-long centennial party. For long-suffering Chicago Cubs fans, however, its a walk down memory lane as historic, crumbling Wrigley Field reaches its 100th birthday. Only Bostons Fenway Park is older than Wrigley, but while Red Sox fans have celebrated three World Series championships in the last 10 years, Cubs fans have waited 106 years thats right, six years longer than Wrigleys age for a Series title. And that century-long drought is almost certain to continue. Despite the on-field, year-after-year misery of the Cubs, Wrigley Field has remained the fan favorite for generations. Its the No. 1 visitors attraction in the Windy City, and every true baseball fan will put a visit to Wrigley atop their bucket list. To write a 100-year history of Wrigley Field would consume volumes. Its setting, its ivy-covered outfield walls, the bars and restaurants that ring the stadium, its closeness to Lake Michigan, all of these attributes and many more, play significant roles in why Wrigley Field is so popular. But the fact is its an aging structure (steel netting protects fans from falling concrete), and it lacks the modern-day amenities found in todays ballparks. The Ricketts Family that bought the Cubs five years ago from the Chicago Tribune have proposed a $300 million updating of Wrigley, but those plans have been stymied by the threat of litigation from nearby rooftop owners who fear that a planned outfield video screen would block the view of their customers. Although 106 years have passed since the last Cubs World Series title, it doesnt diminish the lasting history of Wrigley Field Gabby Harnetts Hommer in the Gloamin, Babe Ruths called shot, Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Ron Santo, Harry Caray, Greg Maddux, Sammy Sosa, Ryne Sandberg, Kerry Wood, the curse of the Billy Goat, the Bartman foul ball we could go on and on. Wrigleys history goes far beyond baseball. The Friendly Confines was home to the Chicago Bears from 1921 to 1970 where they won eight championships. Wrestling, boxing, college football, Globetrotters basketball, soccer, and concerts all have been held there. The legendary Sam Snead once hit the centerfield scoreboard with a 4-iron from home plate on an opening day, and in 1944, ski jumpers skied down a track that started in the upper deck behind home plate and landed near second base. But baseball and Wrigley are synonymous. Baseball wouldnt be baseball without Wrigley. Perhaps, just perhaps, the second century of its life will bring the Chicago Cubs a World Series Championship. Miracle Off To 3-1 Start The Fort Myers Miracle baseball team began the 2014 season with a solid 3-1 record, taking three of four games from the Jupiter Hammerheads, two on the road and two at home. The home opener last Saturday at Hammond Stadium drew 8,411 fans that saw the Miracle thump Jupiter 13-4. The Miracle began this week with three home games Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday against Charlotte before departing on a six-game road trip at St. Lucie and Charlotte. Fort Myers returns home next Thursday for three games with St. Lucie. Red Sox Fundraisers Tops $1 Million for Childrens Hospital A record $1,016,821 was raised for the new Golisano Childrens Hospital through the 21st annual Boston Red Sox Celebrity Golf Classic, the Tee Party, and the 17th annual Red Sox Diamond Dinner. We are truly grateful to the Boston Red Sox and the wonderful committee who raised this record total, said Sharon A. MacDonald, the chief foundation officer for Lee Memorial Health System. The funds will help us realize our dream of providing lifesaving medical care to all Southwest Florida children and their families. Inaugural Chicos Patty Berg Memorial Tourney Here April 28 To May 4 The first Chicos Patty Berg Memorial Tournament, part of the Symetra Tour, the official development tour of the Ladies Professional Golf Association, will be played beginning April 28 at Cypress Lake Country Club in Fort Myers. An expected field of 144 LPGA hopefuls will compete for a purse of $100,000 and the opportunity to earn points for their LPGA Tour membership. The Symetra Tour includes many of the up-and-coming young female golfers including Cheyenne Woods, Tiger Woods niece. The new tournament honors the late Patty Berg, a Fort Myers resident and founding member of the LPGA. A member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Berg owns the all-time record of 15 major victories. Everblades Playoff Hopes Fade For the first time in the 14-year franchise history of the Florida Everblades, the local hockey team may fail to reach the post-season playoffs. By losing two of three games last week to South Carolina, including a 3-2 heartbreaker last Sunday at Germain Arena, they left Greenville and Wheeling to clinch playoff spots in the American Conference of the ECHL. In order to grab the last playoff slot, the Everblades must win their final three games and Fort Wayne would need to lose their remaining two games against Evansville and Toledo. The Everblades close out the regular season this week hosting Reading Wednesday and Friday nights at Germain and the season finale Sunday at Germain. Wrigley Field Annies WalkOn Saturday, April 12, the first annual Annies 5k Run/Walk to Beat Cancer will be held. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Lee Memorial Health Systems cancer operations as well as the James Brunson Youth Development Foundation, Inc (JBF). The event honors the memory of Annie L. Campbell. Your participation will not only help to improve and maintain your healthy body, but also provide financial support and awareness to those individuals battling the ravages of cancer, stated Chanetta Campbell Brunson, CEO and president of JBF. The goal of Annies Run/Walk is to educate and motivate the community to the many benefits of living a healthy, fit and smart lifestyle. The course begins and ends at the Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe Street, Fort Myers. The race starts at 8 a.m. and the entry fee is $20. Send entry forms to Annies Run/ Walk, P.O. Box 1102, Fort Myers, FL 33902. Make checks payable to the James Brunson Youth Development Foundation, Inc. For more information, contact Chanetta Brunson at 334-6922 or at jbydfoundftmyers@yahoo.com. Annie L. 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21 THE RIVER APRIL 11, 2014 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My preschool age son is struggling with coloring, drawing and writing. He still doesnt hold his pencil correctly or press down hard. What can I do for him? Lucy F., Sanibel, Florida Lucy, Learning how to write is a process and has stages just as learning to speak does. Young children progress through stages, from looking at letters on the page of a book during infancy to producing those letters beginning in the preschool years. Learning how write properly is a developmental milestone and it is important to remember that, as with all developmental milestones, achievements are expected to occur within a broad range of ages, not at a specific time. Typically by age four, a child will have progressed through several types of grasps while scribbling and drawing, from the fist or power grasp to a more developed grasp like the tripod grasp. Kids usually develop this grasp between the ages of four and six and boys typically develop this later than girls. A less mature grip and light pressure can be a sign of muscle weakness in the wrist and fingers, the very muscles needed for writing. The best way to help a child who hasnt mastered this grasp and who needs further development of the muscles used for fine motor activities is though a fun and games approach. There are so many activities for children that help to develop these muscles, such as lacing toys, building blocks, wind-up toys, cutting paper with safety scissors, construction games such as Legos or Tinker toys and tweezer type activities. Play involving modeling or play clay is also an excellent way to promote finger and wrist strength. By showing a child how to make different shades of color from the same crayon or pencil you can help them learn to exert more pressure or reduce pressure on the writing tool depending on what effect your child wants to make. You can demonstrate by shading lightly, shading with more pressure, and then shading with a lot of pressure to show how the color changes. Ask your child to identify which shade goes with which amount of pressure and then have him try to create the different shades when coloring. Triangular crayons are a great way to promote a mature grasp, they are generally thicker than regular crayons and their triangular shape creates a surface on which to place each finger. There are also triangular grips you can purchase to put on pencils and crayons to help your child learn how to grasp properly. Remember, have fun with these activities. Learning to write should not be a stressful experience for your child. If your child isnt having fun with these games or if no progress is made despite having fun, you may want to discuss his development with your doctor to see if a referral to an occupational therapist is indicated. 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. Public Schools Is League Topic Lee County Public Schools is the topic of the League of Women Voters meeting on Saturday, April 5, at 9 a.m. at The Landings, Helm Dining Room, 4420 Flagship Drive, Fort Myers. Dr. Nancy J. Graham, superintendent of Lee County Public Schools, is the featured speaker. The league invites the public to attend. Cost including breakfast is $15. Call 278-1032 or e-mail lwvlee@yahoo.com to make a reservation. Following the educational program, the league will hold its annual meeting and will celebrate its 65th anniversary of Making Democracy Work in Lee County. The League of Women Voters of Lee County Florida is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy. For more information, call 239-2781032 or e-mail lwvlee@yahoo.com. Kids Corner School Pantries Funded By GrantHarry Chapin Food Bank received $45,000 from the Walmart Foundation to fund school pantries during the 2013-14 school year in Charlotte and Lee counties through a program called the Kids Corner School Pantry Initiative. The food bank has pledged to serve 275 Charlotte County households through this program. The goal is to help serve about 630 children by distributing 40,000 pounds of food, or approximately 33,300 meals. The Harry Chapin Food Bank has partnered with the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition to act as the sponsor agency for the school pantries. Four school pantries have been opened in Charlotte county under the grant. They are located at the Baker Center, Families First; Port Charlotte Middle School and Punta Gorda Middle School. In Lee County, the food bank partnered with First Community Congregational Church, opening a school pantry at Harns Marsh Elementary School. Every day, people struggle to put food on their tables. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, one in six Americans does not know where his or her next meal will come from, and onethird of these individuals are children. By collaborating with nonprofit partners, communities, associates, suppliers and their customers, Walmart is fighting to end hunger. The Harry Chapin Food Bank is an affiliate of Feeding America and provides food to 150 partner agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, disaster relief agencies and more. The food bank provides food for more than 30,000 individuals each month. In 2013 alone, the Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed 17.5 million pounds of food, providing 14.6 million meals. St. Francis Xavier School Holds 75th Anniversary GalaSt. Francis Xavier School, the first Catholic school in Southwest Florida, is gearing up to host its 75th anniversary gala on Saturday, May 3 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Lexington Country Club in Fort Myers. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available. The school invites members of the community to join its festivities by participating in the gala, titled Celebrating Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. The event will feature live music, dinner and silent auction. In addition, St. Francis Xavier School is accepting underwriting opportunities including sponsorships, gifts and in-kind donations. Proceeds from the silent auction, sponsorships, ticket sales and dedications will help fund tuition assistance and technology upgrades. On behalf of our St. Francis Xavier School family, I thank all those involved very much for your generosity in helping us continue our tradition of Connecting Faith and Families, said St. Francis Xavier School Principal Janet E. Ortenzo. Together we can ensure the future of our school and the fine quality education we provide our students. It was 1938, when five Franciscan Sisters from Allegany, New York, arrived in Fort Myers with a mission to establish a small Catholic school where children would receive an excellent academic education strongly rooted in the Catholic faith. This year, the school commemorates their legacy and milestone in education while recognizing the school and its 75th anniversary. Throughout the year, the school has honored the anniversary with numerous events for students and alumni as well as members of the community. For ticket and sponsorship information, call 334-7707. FGCU Hosts Administrative Professionals ConferenceThe Florida Institute of Government at Florida Gulf Coast University will present Unlocking The Mysteries of Administrative Excellence: 4 Keys To Job Success, a conference designed for individuals looking for better ways to manage their careers and life. The conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23 at the Cohen Center Ballroom. Jacquelyn Ferguson will be the conference presenter. The following topics will be presented at the conference: How To Work With Virtually Anyone (bringing out the best in self and others) Why Assertiveness Works (conflict, setting limits) Moving From Chaos To Control (time management, multiple priorities) Controlling Stress From The Inside Out (tips and techniques, meditation, exercise, positive thinking) Cost for the conference is $129, which includes a continental breakfast and box lunch. Register online at https://registeriog.fgcu.edu or call 425-3273. Nancy J. 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THE RIVER APRIL 11, 201422 Financial FocusTurn Your Retirement Vision Into Realityby Jennifer BaseyRetirement can be an exciting, active time of your life. But if youre going to get the full benefits from your retirement years which could last two, or even three, decades youll need to have a vision for what you want to do. And to transform this vision into reality, youll need to take a holistic approach one that involves a financial strategy, clear communications with family members and an awareness of the challenges that may stand in your way. To articulate and achieve your vision, ask yourself a series of questions, such as the following: What do I want to do? When you retire, do you plan on traveling around the world? Purchasing a vacation home? Pursuing your hobbies? Or maybe youre even thinking of opening a small business. Clearly, you have many options, and youll need to be aware that some choices are going to be more costly than others. If you can identify how you want to spend your retirement years and then put a price tag on your goal or at least come up with a pretty good estimate of how much money youll need each year you can then create an appropriate investment strategy. Such a strategy will include both your need for growth during your pre-retirement and retirement years and your need for income, especially during your retirement years. Your investment strategy will also need to be based on your risk tolerance, family situation and time horizon how many years you have until your retirement. What roadblocks might I encounter? As you work to achieve your retirement vision, you may well encounter some roadblocks along the way. One significant roadblock is the amount of health care expenses you might face during retirement. Many people think Medicare will cover everything, but thats not the case in fact, you could easily spend a few thousand dollars each year, out of pocket, for health care costs. And since these costs typically rise as you move further into retirement, youll need a reasonable portion of your assets to be allocated to investments with the potential for rising income. Even beyond normal health care costs, though, youll need to be aware that you could eventually need some type of longterm care, such as a stay in a nursing home or assistance from a home health aide. These costs can be enormous; to cope with them, you need to prepare well ahead, so you may want to consult your financial advisor for possible solutions. How can I protect my family? Your retirement vision cant just involve yourself, or even just yourself and your spouse. To fully enjoy your retirement years, youll want to know that you are helping to protect your grown children from financial and emotional burdens that could fall on them should you become incapacitated in some way. Among the steps you might consider taking is establishing a durable power of attorney, which allows you to appoint an agent to manage your financial affairs, make health care decisions or conduct other business for you during your incapacitation. Consult with your legal advisor about creating a durable power of attorney. You will find that having your retirement vision come to fruition can be a great feeling. So, do whatever it takes to make it happen. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope Golf TournamentThe Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope Golf Tournament, presented by Audi Fort Myers in support of the Harry Chapin Food Bank, will be held on Friday, May 16 at the Jerry Patedesigned golf course at The Colony Golf & Country Club in Bonita Springs. The four-player scramble shotgun start begins at 1 p.m., with registration at 11:45 a.m. The field is limited to 120 players. The cost is $125 per player and includes green fees with cart, awards and dinner. In addition, each participant will receive valuable golf vouchers for return play. If youre not a golfer, you can still participate by volunteering or supporting the event with a sponsorship. To register for the tournament or to become a sponsor, contact Connie Boyd at 334-7007 ext. 100 or Meg Madzar at 334-7007 ext. 120. You may also email them at connieboyd@harrychpainfoodbank.org and megmadzar@harrychapinfoodbank.org. Information and registration forms also are available at www. harrychapinfoodbank.org. Shell Point Promotes AndersonThe Shell Point board of directors has promoted Karen Anderson to the position of vice president of human resources and business support. A Shell Point Retirement Community employee since 1996, Anderson was named director in 2001 and was appointed assistant vice president in 2012. During her18 years with Shell Point, the employee population has grown from 425 to almost 1,000. She has managed a variety of important issues including establishment of an on-site employee wellness clinic, the formation of a number of employee support programs, and the initiation of leadership succession efforts. Karens expertise in her field is a key component of Shell Points recruiting and training success, said President Peter Dys. Her leadership in instrumental in all facets of human resource operations from strategic planning and safety, to employee health and wellness programs. Anderson obtained certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources in December 2009, and served on the board of the southwest chapter of the Human Resource Management Association, including chapter president in 2010. She is also past president of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development. She was recognized as the 2011 HR Professional of the Year by her peers in the Human Resources Florida State Council. She serves as vice president on the board of Dress for Success and on the Employer Advisory Board for Southwest Florida Works, the state government agency responsible for developing work skills for the unemployed and underemployed. Karen Anderson AppleJuiceLocal Apps Of Interest For Apple Device Usersby Carol Rooksby Weidlich, President, SWACKSEveryone living in Florida knows that June 1 begins Hurricane season. In addition to getting your emergency supplies laid in, here are some apps for your iPad and iPhone that can keep you in the know. Hurricane Hub, a free app for the iPhone offered by The News-Press Media Group, is a comprehensive guide for hurricane season. The apps gives you the latest news; resources, volunteer opportunity information; official updates; storm names (currently showing from 1950 through 2018); storm categories; historic storm information; maps, preparation for before and after and a way to connect with Facebook, Twitter and The NewsPress. You can configure this app to give you push alerts as they are released. Hurricane Tracker Companion by Travel Widgets is a free dashboard widget for your Mac OSX Dashboard for operating systems running Mac OS X 10.4 or later. Hurricane Tracker Companion gives you live satellite images of hurricanes in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Marine Weather by AccuWeather, Bluefin Eng, LLC ($2.99) for the iPhone or iPad is great for anyone who boats, fishes, sails and surfs providing access to marine forecasts, live buoy data, tides, radar and sea surface temperatures. WINK SkyTracker by Fort Myers Broadcasting Co. is a free, full-featured weather app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Check the radar map for the latest in approaching weather conditions, daily forecasts, hour-by-hour temperature estimates and a 10-day forecast. You can add an additional location that makes it a must for those who travel. LeeEvac by Geocover Inc. is free for both iPhone and iPad, shows you your evacuation zone in Lee County before a hurricane strikes. WINK NEWS Traffic Now by Triangle Software LCC can be downloaded for both the iPhone and iPad. This app lets you quickly check the latest road traffic conditions in your area and will show you the best route to take to avoid traffic congestion. Florida 511 by LogicTree Corp for the iPhone and iPad provides traffic information for all of Floridas interstates, toll roads, and many major metropolitan roadways. Information for this app is provided by Florida Department of Transportation for the entire state of Florida. South West Florida Apple Computer Knowledge Society or SWACKS. For more information visit http://www. swacks.org/. 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23 THE RIVER APRIL 11, 2014 deaRPharmacistA Dozen Ways To Reduce Chronic Painby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I have chronic pain and take ibuprofen daily plus hydrocodone and celecoxib. Im willing to do anything right now that could help. The craziest thing is that nothing happened to me, I just developed pain over the years, no accidents, no trauma. Can you help me? -D.W., Boca Raton, Florida Answer: Pain is a symptom not a disease itself. Its your clue that something is out of balance in your system. Without knowing more details its hard to hit the nail on the head so I will give you (and other readers who are suffering in pain) some general information. My goal today is to teach you about two different pain chemicals that your body releases in response to something. What that something is could be different for everyone. Sometimes pain is triggered by foods like gluten or nightshade vegetables, sometimes it is from a nutrient deficiency (like magnesium or CoQ10), and sometimes it is from poor elimination. If you are constipated and toxins back up in your gut, or in your blood, then this triggers a physiological response in your body that causes cells to release paincausing chemicals called cytokines. Two cytokines implicated in pain include the leukotrienes and the prostaglandins. Those are such big names for little substances but too much of these will make you hurt. Your goal as a pain sufferer is to reduce levels of those. First up leukotrienes: These are a subclass of eicosanoids pronounced I-koss-anoids which when you say that out loud, the last syllable sounds like the word annoyed and thats exactly what they do. They are very annoying and irritating. Leukotrienes spark production of other compounds involved in allergies, food sensitivities, autoimmune disorders and anaphylactic reactions. Leukotrienes tend to increase if you eat food coloring, like yellow dye #5, tartrazine, and other artificial substances. If you have pain, then non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (referred to as NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen or naproxen (Advil, and Aleve respectively) can help you. These are sold over the counter at pharmacies nationwide. The prescription drug Celebrex (celecoxib) can also help. Interestingly, researchers have found that some natural compounds like boswelia and quercetin can reduce those annoying eicosanoids. Since about 2001, the medical literature has shown that dark chocolate can reduce eiconanoids too. Other natural rescue remedies include omega 3 fatty acids, flax seed, perilla seed oil, curcumin and glycyrrhiza. The prescription medications Accolate and Singulair may help too, especially if your problems are primarily allergies. Next up prostaglandins: Excessive amounts of this cytokine occur with arthritis, heavy menstrual cycles, premenstrual syndrome, migraines, multiple sclerosis, chronic lyme disease, as well as colon and breast cancer. What substances reduce prostaglandins? Fish oils, white willow bark (salix alba), ecklonia cava (a brown algae), meadowsweet (dont take if youre allergic to salicylates like aspirin), turmeric, skullcap, ginger root and passionflower. Medications to consider include aspirin, celecoxib, and the NSAID class including ibuprofen and naproxen. Ask your doctor if any of these are right for you. 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. Autism Awarenesssubmitted by Susan Vernon-Devlin, spokesperson for Easter Seals FloridaOne in 88 children in America is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), commonly known as autism. And children who have been diagnosed with autism grow up to become adults. Much of the focus on education, care and treatment for individuals with autism comes to an end once a person diagnosed with ASD is over the age of 21. Traditional social services dont often extend beyond the age of schooling; but a diagnosis of autism is forever, through adulthood and into old age. Thats where Easter Seals Florida (ESF) comes in. ESF provides programs and services for adults with ASD, including vocational training and employment, clinical and adult residential services. And there is adult care in the daytime at Day Break at the Miller Center in Winter Park, Florida. Albe, a 26-year-old man with autism and hyperlipidemia, is cared for at Day Break, and has been since January of 2012. He attends Day Break five days a week. Albe is limited verbally; he only speaks when spoken to and primarily repeats words that he hears. Without ESF, Albe might not have a place to go when his family is working, and because his communication skills are reserved his options for vocational training and employment are limited. When Albe first came to Day Break, he observed the daily activities, which include games and arts and crafts, but rarely participated. Today, he is involved with the daily exercise program, enjoys playing putt-putt golf and taking strolls in the Sensory Garden, and doing puzzles with other members. He was a full-time frowner, but now he occasionally smiles and is more expressive. Day Break provides a nurturing environment helping Albe and other adults with autism. The center also cares for persons with other disabilities or special needs, those with Alzheimers or other dementia-related disorders, in addition to those who are experiencing stroke recovery, Parkinsons disease, multiple sclerosis, and mental illness. During April, Autism Awareness month, its important to remember that autism is not a condition exclusive to children. Autism is a disorder that affects adults too. To learn more about Easter Seals Florida and its programs and services, log onto www.easterseals.com/ florida Golf Tournament To Benefit AlzheimersOn Friday, April 25, Merrill Lynch is sponsoring the 2nd annual Dubin Golf Classic at Crown Colony Country Club to benefit the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center. The days events include: a four-person Captains Choice Scramble; 10:45 a.m. event registration and lunch buffet; 1 p.m. shotgun start; and 5 p.m. cocktails, hors doeuvres and awards. A fee of $95 per player or $350 per foursome includes buffet lunch, golf, cocktails and hors doeuvres. Practice facilities will be open at 11 a.m. Sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses interested in participating in the fundraiser. For more information, contact Chris Holtrop at 634-4643 or email DubinGolf14@gmail.com. Albe, an Easter Seals Day Break member 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. What is sleep apnea? The importance of sleep has been overwhelmingly documented in recent studies. Our immune system is at work while we sleep to protect us from diseases. We should assist and help our bodies to try and achieve a healthful nights sleep through lifestyle changes and medical intervention if needed. We visited friends over the weekend. Over the bridge table, for the last six months, they have been telling us about their sleeping problems because it makes it difficult for them to concentrate as they suffer from insomnia and sleep apnea. They showed us the apparatus they now wear to help their condition. They looked as if they were wired to go into space, but they also say it helps. According to Tufts University Health And Nutrition letter, sleep apnea is, A nocturnal ailment that stops the sufferers breathing for up to a minute at a time, dozens or even hundreds of times through the course of the night. Dominic Roca, MD, PhD, director of the Connecticut Center For Sleep Medicine at Stanford Hospital, believes that physical abnormalities inside the neck and mouth may cause the soft tissue at the rear of the throat to collapse. This briefly closes off air passages, disrupts breathing and a tendency to snore. Loud snoring may be the first sign of sleep apnea. Dr. Roca says, There is more than enough data now that people who are sleep deprived dont feel as well, dont eat as well and dont function as well. They get into more vehicle accidents and the case for getting adequate sleep has been made. Getting sufficient sleep is very important for health. Go to your doctor for assistance, as there are now treatments available for sleep apnea sufferers. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER APRIL 11, 201424 Community Foundation Hosts Legacy SocietyAs part of the national Council on Foundations Centennial Celebration, the officers and trustees of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation took a look back on its 38-year journey during its annual Legacy Society reception, held at the foundations headquarters last week. A physical timeline spanning the years since the foundations establishment was displayed between the guests tables. The history of community foundations began in Cleveland, Ohio in 1914. Local actress and author Rusty Brown presented the history of the SWFLCF in a look back on its history and growth, chronicling the accomplishments made in the last 38 years, while SWFLCF President and CEO Sarah Owen presented a look ahead to the next 100 years and what the foundation hopes to endeavor. A Wish Wall for the next 100 years is posted in the Community Hub at the SWFLCFs office to keep the celebration alive. Community friends and supporters are invited to stop in and post their wishes for the future on the wall. Legacy Society members include any individual who has established an endowed fund or informed the SWFLCF that, upon his or her passing, an endowed fund will be established. Being a member of the SWFLCF Legacy Society provides opportunities for meeting other supporters of the community foundation and developing new friendships. Founded in 1976, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation supports the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties and also acts as the regional convener and leader with firsthand knowledge of community needs. With assets of more than $75 million, the SWFLCF has provided more than $57 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. During its 2013 fiscal year, the SWFLCF granted more than $4 million to more than 100 different organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts, healthcare and human services. For more information about the SWFLCF, call 274-5900 or visit www. floridacommunity.com. Bill and Lorraine Frey Madeleine Taeni and Betty Bireley Carolyn Rogers with Marjorie and David Casper Jerry and Sharon Miller Susan Bennett, Howie Leland, Bob Shrader, Shirley Gerstenberger and Ron Penn Sarah Owen and Jacqueline Ehlers Mary Eller, John Sheppard and Aline Flynn Rusty Brown, Dawn-Marie Driscoll and Sarah Owen SWFLCF Through The Years timeline Nip Wilson and Jean Gilman Tom and Ann Smoot 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. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


My Stars FOR WEEK OF APRIL 14, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Professional relationships grow stronger. But you might still need to ease some problems with someone in your personal life. One way could be to try to be less rigid in your views. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might be too close to that perplexing personal situation to even attempt to make a rational decision about it right now. Stepping back could help you gain a wider perspective. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Being asked to choose between the positions of two friends is an unfair imposition on you. Its best to reject the demands and insist they try harder to work things out on their own. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A change of mind about a workplace decision might be called for once you hear more arguments, pro and con. A personal event suddenly takes an unexpected (but pleasant!) turn. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Romance once again looms large for single Leos and Leonas, with Cupid favoring Taurus and Libra to inspire those warm and fuzzy Leonine feelings. Expect another workplace change. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A surprise gift -and, happily, with no strings attached -could come just when you need it to avoid a delay in getting your project done. Expect education to dominate the week. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Someone close to you might ask for your support as she or he faces a demanding personal challenge. Offer it, by all means. But be careful you dont neglect your own needs at this time. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) An unexpected development could put your relationship with a partner or spouse to an emotionally demanding test. But your determination to get to the truth should save the day. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A recent agreement appears to be coming apart over the surfacing of unexpected complications. You might need to have expert advice on how to resolve the situation. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your keen business sense helps you get to the truth about a suspicious business deal. Expect to have many colleagues rally to support your efforts in this important matter. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Someone who once moved in and out of your life through the years might now want to come back in on a more permanent basis. Give yourself a lot of time to weigh your decision. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Showing frustration over a delayed workplace decision might get someones attention, but not necessarily make him or her move any sooner. Best advice would be to be patient and wait it out. BORN THIS WEEK: You are drawn to excitement and enjoy fast-tempo music, with the more brass, the better. On April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic fails to divert its course from an iceberg, ruptures its hull and begins to sink. The Titanic was divided into 16 compartments that were presumed to be watertight. Because four of these compartments could be flooded without loss of buoyancy, the Titanic was considered unsinkable. On April 20, 1923, Tito Puente, the bandleader and percussionist who helped popularize Latin dance music in America, is born in New York City. During a career that spanned six decades, El Rey (The King), recorded more than 100 albums and won five Grammy Awards. On April 16, 1947, multimillionaire and financier Bernard Baruch first coins the term Cold War to describe relations between the United States and the Soviet Union, a war without fighting or bloodshed, but a battle nonetheless. On April 15, 1959, Fidel Castro visits the United States. The trip got off to an inauspicious start when it became clear that President Dwight Eisenhower had no intention of meeting with Castro. Instead, Eisenhower went to the golf course to avoid any chance meeting. On April 17, 1960, Eddie Cochran, the musician behind Summertime Blues and other rockabilly hits, is killed when the taxi carrying him from a show in Bristol, England, crashes en route to the airport in London, where he was to catch a flight home to the U.S. He was 21. On April 19, 1971, as a prelude to a massive antiwar protest that would include 200,000 demonstrators, Vietnam Veterans Against the War begin a five-day demonstration in Washington, D.C. The generally peaceful protest ended on April 23 with about 1,000 veterans throwing their combat ribbons, helmets and uniforms on the Capitol steps, along with toy weapons. On April 18, 1989, thousands of Chinese students continue to take to the streets in Beijing to protest government policies. The protests grew until the Chinese government ruthlessly suppressed them in June, killing thousands, during what came to be known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre. It was beloved and sometimes maligned British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill who made the following sage observation: Sometimes it is not enough that we do our best; we must do what is required. If youre of a certain age, you might be surprised to learn that the Bruce Willis film Die Hard is older than the World Wide Web. Those who study such things say that a new mom accumulates anywhere from 450 to 700 hours of lost sleep during the first year after her baby is born. You may be surprised to learn that the average American man spends 10,585 hours hanging out in a bar. Or you may not. Those who are looking for love might want to consider the following statistics: In a 2013 survey, a quarter of adults said that their spouse/partner is not the type of person they thought theyd settle down with. More than half of respondents said that their significant other is their complete opposite. If you just cant seem to resist shouting sometimes, you may suffer from klazomania. Nobel and Pulitzer prize-winning author John Steinbeck did not start out his career as a great success. In fact, his first novel, Cup of Gold, was a complete flop, not even earning enough money to cover the advance the publishing house paid him. He was not discouraged, however; after the books publication Steinbeck wrote to a friend, The book was an immature experiment. ... The next one wont be good, nor the next one, but about the fifth, I think I will be above the average. Even a chameleon that is born blind can take on the colors of its environment. If a window of opportunity appears, dont pull down the shades. -Tom Peters THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. AD SLOGANS: What company advertised its services with the slogan, When there is no tomorrow? 2. HISTORY: What did the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution accomplish once it was signed into law in 1971? 3. MOVIES: What was the name of the college that was the setting for Animal House? 4. MEDICINE: What does the Ishihara test determine? 5. MUSIC: Who was the last musician to perform at the 1969 Woodstock music festival? 6. TELEVISION: What was Phoebes twin sisters name on the sitcom Friends? 7. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: How long does it take for a toenail or fingernail to grow from base to tip? 8. WEATHER: Most tornadoes in the U.S. form during what period of the year? 9. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: What 20th century statesman said, Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts? 10. GEOGRAPHY: What is the only Canadian province that borders the Great Lakes? TRIVIA TEST 1. FedEx 2. It lowered the legal voting age to 18 3. Faber College 4. Color blindness 5. Jimi Hendrix 6. Ursula 7. Six months 8. Spring and early summer 9. Winston Churchill 10. Ontario. ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER APRIL 11, 2014 SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 2013, Yasiel Puig set a Los Angeles Dodgers record for most hits by a rookie in a month (44). Who had held the mark? 2. Who was the last pitcher before Arizonas Patrick Corbin in 2013 to begin a year with nine starts of six innings pitched and two or fewer runs allowed? 3. Name the kicker who holds the record for most 50-yeard field goals in an NFL season. 4. How many Final Fours did Ben Howland guide the UCLA mens basketball team to in 10 seasons as head coach? 5. In 2013, Los Angeles Kings goaltender Martin Jones set a record for most consecutive victories to start an NHL career. How many? 6. Richard Petty holds the record for most consecutive seasons with at least one NASCAR Cup victory (18). Whos the runner-up for the mark? 7. In 2014, Serena Williams became the winningest woman at the Australian Open when she notched her 61st singles victory. Who had held the record? ANSWERS 1. Steve Sax had 43 hits in August 1982. 2. Colorados Ubaldo Jimenez, in 2010. 3. Minnesotas Blair Walsh hit 10 eld goals of 50-plus yards in 2012. 4. Three times (2006, ). 5. Eight victories. 6. David Pearson, with 17 consecutive seasons of at least one Cup victory. 7. Margaret Court.


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OPEN HOUSE CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS THE RIVER APRIL 11, 201428 REAL ESTATE 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 ?FOR SALE BY OWNER580 Birdsong,Sanibel 3 bed, 3bath, open layout! private setting, lovely pool home! $639,900 Open House April 13,14 3-6 pm Make me an offer!NS 4/11 CC 4/11 VACATION RENTALLIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RS 1/4 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 ANNUAL RENTALS472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. 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Sorry,no pets. $1,600/month Call Bridgit @ 239-728-1920NS 4/11 CCTFN 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 Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN VACATION RENTALWALK TO BEACH, EAST END1/2 Duplex, 2 BD 1BA AVAILABLE APRIL 2014 Bright, Clean, Modern Call Bob 410-913-2234 tidewaterbob@comcast.netRS 2/28 CC TFN PRIVATE BEACH ACCESSGulf Pines 3BR/2BTH Lanai Pool,Tennis, WI/FI Available March &/or April Call Cathy 786-877-5330 Miamiblocks@bellsouth.net NS 1/17 CC TFN SHORT WALK TO PRIVATE BEACHGulf Shores, lovely home, 3bd/2ba, pool, wi AC, on river, 28 day minimum stay. 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CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29 THE RIVER APRIL 11, 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 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 WANTED BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN 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.com RS 3/21 CC TFN BUY SELL TRADE GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION YARD SALESat. April 12 at 8am, 704 Cardium Street tv, furniture, boat, bikes, designer clothing and handbags and more.NS 4/11 CC 4/11 YARD SALEHousehold goods, kitchen, decorative items, books, furniture, puzzles. SATURDAY April 19th, 8am to 2pm 328 Palm Lake Drive, SanibelNS 4/11CC 4/18 HUGE MOVING SALE580 Birdsong 8 am 2 pm FRI* SAT* SUN APR 11-13 TONS OF KIDS STUFF,TOYS! FURNITURE, GARDEN, CLOTHES,SPORTS!NS 4/11 CC 4/11 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 239-963-8449NS 10/25 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 SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 1/4 BM TFN 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 PROPERTY CARETAKERRecently retired local resident seeking employment as property caretaker, resident manager, or whatever is needed for resort complex on or near Sanibel Island. I have background check, bonded, and insured as I am a mobile notary and my business requires it. I am very handy, and sales oriented, have always worked with people and have many references. I would like to meet for a personal interview. divicod@embarqmail.com 239-313-9058NS 4/11 CC 4/11 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 HELP WANTEDFULL TIME HEAD CUSTODIANBene ts Tolls Paid Call Maureen at the Sanibel School 239 472-1617NS 3/21 NC TFN ART 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 PART TIME SALESThe Sanibel Bead Shop. Must have retail sales experience. Apply in store. 1101 Periwinkle Way. Open M-Sat 11-5 p.m.NS 4/11 CC TFN CUSTOMER SERVICETarpon Bay Explorers has an opening for part-time associates to work in the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge selling tickets for the tram tour and greeting and collecting entrance fees for Wildlife Drive. Must enjoy customer service and helping visitors. Must also be able to operate a basic cash register and credit card processor. Please email resume to EcoErler@aol.com or stop in at 900 Tarpon Bay Rd to ll out an application. NS 4/11 CC 4/18 HELP WANTEDResort and Marina. Person for afternoons to clean boats, pump gas and yard work. Tolls paid. 472-5800NS 4/11 CC 4/18 ANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDANNUAL OR LONG TERM SANIBEL RENTAL WANTEDCouple seeking 8-12 month rental house/ condo on Sanibel, preferably located on a quiet street on the north west side of the island, between Rabbit Road and Blind Pass. Rental to begin October 1, 2014. Non-smoking, no pets. Require 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, washer/dryer, internet & cable TV. Please contact Cynthia at goldenrun90@yahoo.com or call 508-654-3598.NS 3/14 CC TFN SERVICES OFFEREDHOME/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 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 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 SCARNATO LAWN SERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 scarnatolawn@aol.comRS 1/25 BM TFN HOUSE SETTERProfessional Couple Seek Summer House Sitting Opportunity In Sanibel Or Captiva. Currently Own Condo In Ft Myers. Looking For A Change Of Pace. References Available. 239-826-4946 NS 4/11 CC 4/11 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSBOAT LIFT 10,000 LBSSANIBEL WEST END DEEP WATER ACCESS NO BRIDGES 239-472-3603NS 4/11 CC 4/11


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 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 11, 201430 Hi, mant name is Commander and I am a two-year-old male black and white English setter. Comments: No, Im not one of those Duck Commander dogs, but I could be. Im an English setter, a sporting dog with a higher energy level. I will need to stay busy and also need to be brushed to keep my beautiful speckled coat maintained. I walk well on leash and know my basic commands. Id make a fine addition to your family. Adoption fee: $40 (regularly $75) during Lee County Domestic Animal Services Everybunny Needs Somebunny promotion. My name is Lance and Im a neutered male one-year-old black tabby shorthaired cat. Comments: Im that guy that gets along with everyone. Here at the shelter I live in the free roam room with a bunch of other cats and I dont have any problems co-existing with my roommates. I could fit into your multi-cat home quite well too. After all, Im a lovable guy and a real cool cat. Adoption fee: $30 (regularly $50) during the Everybunny Needs Somebunny promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, 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. Lance ID# 585084 Commander ID# 584941 photos by squaredogphoto.com


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Featuring Queenies Homemade Ice Cream, Milk Shakes, Smoothies, Candy Store, Gifts and More! 11508 Andy Rosse Lane Captiva, FL 33924 239-472-023411513 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva Island, FL239.395.0823 1 513 An dy Rosse Lan e, C ap t i va Islan d, F L 2 39 395 08 2 3 The only place for fresh gourmet pizzaAward winning RC Otters Island Eats is a place for the whole family! Serving the nest seafood dishes, voodoo steak and chops, creative pasta, and the largest vegetarian and kids menu anywhere. Over 100 menu items. Happy hour daily. Take-out available. Call-ahead seating available.Play the ring game and listen to the island sounds of our talented local musicians. You ought to eat at Otters!MONDAY SUNDAY, 8am 10pmLocated in the Heart of Old Captiva Village11508 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva Island, FL 33924 (239) 395-1142 An Island paradise atmosphere for every special occasion.Aside from offering an eclectic, innovative and contemporary menu, the Keylime Bistro boasts a less formal ambience with an uncompromising level of cuisine. Voted Best Island Dining by the News Press Readers Poll, Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, First Place at the Junior Leagues Taste of the Town, First Place Peoples Choice at the Chefs Auction, the Bistro continues to be a popular destination. We feature live music daily during lunch and dinner with a Sunday Jazz Brunch.8:00am 10pmBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner& Sunday Jazz Brunch Late night bar239.395.4000 11509 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva Island Lunch and Dinner Seven Days a Week 11:30am 10:00pmEnjoy unique and spicy atmosphere while savoring the ne Mexican and Southwestern cuisine. To complement the evening choose from an array of imported and domestic beers and wines, not to mention refreshing margaritas. Dine inside or out. Take out available for those on the run.1 THE RIVER APRIL 11, 201432