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FREETake Me Home VOL. 13, NO. 21 MAY 30, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Good Deed For The DayGrampys Charities good deed for the day on Saturday, May 17 was to provide dinner for the parents staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Fort Myers while their children are in the hospital. Various groups and individuals provide meals at the facility. Warren Bibbins, executive chef and owner of Olive Bs restaurant in Big Sky, Montana prepared the meal, which included braised short ribs, mashed potatoes, lobster mac and cheese, and carrot cake. continued on page 5 Chloe Essig clowning around Chloe Essig, Ronald McDonald and Tim Ward All Florida Exhibit At Alliance Opens May 30The Alliance for the Arts 28th annual All Florida Juried Exhibit opens on Friday, May 30 with a public reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. It features 51 works by artists residing in Florida. This years juror is John Loscuito, director of the Bower School of Music and the Arts Gallery at Florida Gulf Coast University. Loscuito will present the Best in Show and other awards at 6 p.m. during the reception.Loscuito came to FGCU in January from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he worked with a number of arts institutions including the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Theatre X and the Haggerty Museum at Marquette University. As an artist, teacher, collections manager and curator, he has exhibited in and organized national and continued on page 17 Paul T. Moran, oil on canvas by Laura Waller Photo Exhibition Of Pioneer On Display At Historical SocietyThe Southwest Florida Historical Society has a never before seen collection of Lorraine Heitman photographs on view at its Fort Myers headquarters and research center on the campus of the Alliance for the Arts. Heitman, who was born in 1908, was the daughter of two pioneer Southwest Florida families. Her father, Harvie, was perhaps the most influential early developer of Fort Myers, particularly the downtown area. Her mother, Florida Shultz Heitman, was the daughter of George Shultz, who operated the famed Tarpon Hotel at Punta Rassa. The exhibit includes photos of Lorraine as a child and others from the 1920s and 1930s.The collection is courtesy of local historian, writer and society board member Kathryn Wilbur. The exhibit runs through Saturday, June 28. There is no admission charge. The Southwest Florida Historical Society, a non-profit organization run by volunteers, is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. It is open from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday and Saturday. For more information on events, monthly meetings and membership, call 939-4044. Lorraine Heitman portrait circa 1925
THE RIVER MAY 30, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Thrifty Drugs At First And Leeby Gerri Reaves, PhDThis early 1960s parade photo captures a lively scene at the intersection of First and Lee, as members of the American Legion Post 38 (aka Rabe O. Wilkison Post) ride by in a 1961 Ford Galaxie Sunliner convertible. That car, along with other clues, narrows the photos date to before October 1964. Prominent in the background is the modern Thrifty Drugs, which had moved into a new building on the corner circa 1960. Owned and operated by L.F. Batastini and Cecil L. Bennett, the store had been first established at Main and Hendry a decade before. It epitomized the latest design trends in drug stores. The store thrived, and Thriftys in Punta Gorda and Clewiston were opened, too. Sue Bennett Grimes, Bennetts daughter, remembers the sundaes, sodas and food served at the full-service counter. She recalls that an employee at First National Bank across First (at todays Bank of America building) who used to lunch at Thrifty because she thought the chicken gizzards were so delicious. Hows that for specialty Southern cooking? That block certainly had its share of popular eateries. Note the sign pointing the way to the Blue Goose Restaurant. (That restaurant, which opened in the 1930s, had moved from a spot on First Street back to a new building around 1957.) The two-story building to the left of the Blue Goose sign housed Reaves & Sons Paint & Electric on the ground floor, as well as an insurance company. Another sign of the times? The military-recruitment posters visible on the post office property (now the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center) behind the parked car. Thrifty Drugs was only one of many businesses that took a hit when downtown experienced an economic downturn in the 1960s. The nationwide phenomenon was later described as the death of the American downtown. Many long-lived businesses either closed or fled to the eversprawling suburbs. The Edison Mall, appreciated as it was when it opened in 1965, in retrospect, has been credited with much of the flight from downtown. Thrifty Drugs closed in 1966. But after a few rather quiet years, that section of downtown is perking up. The former drug store, renovated several years ago, is now called First Street Center and houses the Goodwill Boutique. It, along with the nearby new library and other businesses, has energized the area. Stroll down to First and Lee imagine the intersection from a half-century ago, when you could shop at Thrifty, check your mail at the post office, bank at First National and eat lunch at Thrifty or the Blue Goose Then, walk a few blocks south to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street, where you can learn more about 1960s downtown. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Continue your research by visiting 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 Wednesday 4 to 7 p.m. Call the society at 939-4044. Sources: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2014 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi George Beleslin Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kristy See Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Justen Dobbs Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Tom Hall Dr. Dave Hepburn Audrey Krienen Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Di Saggau The former Thrifty Drugs at First and Lee is now First Street Center photo by Gerri Reaves Members of the American Legion cruise past Thrifty Drugs in the early 1960s courtesy American Legion Post 38
3 THE RIVER MAY 30, 2014 Nellies Upstairs Waterside Bar Where its Happy Hour all the time!!!263.41 N 815.18 W FREE come in six times and get a FREE meal Fort Myers Public Art: Lovegrove First American To Paint On Monets Floating Studioby Tom HallIn 1874, Claude Monet decided to abandon his studio and never again paint a single stroke except in front of the motif. So he got a little boat, fitted it with an umbrella and easel, and set out along the Seine to explore the moods and the effects of light on the river scenery. Matlacha artist Leoma Lovegrove will soon become the first American to paint on Monets floating studio. An exact replica has been made and it was just launched a month ago, reports Lovegrove, who is in Giverny, painting in Monets garden. The head gardener at Monets garden has set it up for me. Along with floating on the Seine, they will drop anchor so I can paint an additional two hours. It is an incredible opportunity, replete with historical significance. Monets contemporary, Edouard Manet, became so inspired during a visit that he painted Claudes working in his open-air studio. That painting now hangs in the Neue Pinakothek in Munich. Lovegrove has yet to announce where shell exhibit the works she produces aboard Monets floating studio. Several local artists have also taken to the water to follow in Monets wide wake. Gardner Colby impressionist Frank Corso, for example, has been known to use a specially-rigged kayak as a floating outdoor art studio. I paint from the kayak, Corso told American Art Collector magazine for their February 2007 feature story (Vol. 16), and am able to go down little rivers, drag an anchor and start painting on an easel I have bungee chorded to the kayak. The rig allows Corso to access parts of the Everglades few people have ever seen. It also enables him to paint into the evening, which permits him to capture twilight and night scenes. The great thing about painting with the moonlight, Corso said in the American Art Collector interview, is that its so bright you can paint with no assisted light and its surprising at how accurate you can be. The kayak also lets me maneuver through the mangroves and the mazes of waterways that are part of [the Everglades]. Art Walk/Arts For ACT denizen Linda Benson has also taken a page out of Claude Monets playbook. She has outfitted a 46-foot 1969 Chris Craft vintage Aquahome that shes dubbed Artist Xpress as an art studio and floating gallery which she uses to paint ghost shrimp boats, Jaws-Sea-Art, plein air paintings and other nautically-influenced motifs. Lovegrove is an impressionistexpressionist painter known worldwide for her splashy, artistic depictions of the Florida lifestyle. In addition to a degree in illustration from the Ringling School of Art & Design in Sarasota, Lovegrove has also studied at the Guild de Beaux Arts, ArtStudy Giverny and ArtStudy Florida. When she is not painting in her studio at Lovegrove Gallery and Gardens on picturesque Matlacha Island, creating colorful fashions for Bealls Department Store or promoting Southwest Florida for the Visitors and Convention Bureau, she loves to recharge her artistic batteries touring and painting in Europe with her author husband, Michael J. Silberg. Ive had to extend my stay in Giverny [to take advantage of the floating studio opportunity], Lovegrove adds in her email. Yeah, shes bragging. To learn more about the artist and her art, visit www.LeomaLovegrove.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. Impressionist Frank Corso floats and paints on a specially-rigged kayak
THE RIVER MAY 30, 20144 Republican Women Paint Lee County Red On Saturday May 17, the Lee Republican Women Federated (LRWF) club participated in Paint Lee County Red Day by walking and making phone calls for Governor Scotts re-election campaign. This was part of the Florida Federation Republican Women Paint the State Red Campaign to get Republicans elected throughout the state. Nineteen ladies made 1,471 phone calls and knocked on 424 Lee County doors on Saturday. Our clubs mission is to get Republicans elected and thats what we are here to do, said Doris Cortese volunteer coordinator for the Rick Scott campaign office and LRWF member. Our governor has worked hard for the people of our state bringing in new jobs and keeping taxes low. We want to work hard for him and keep him as our governor for the next four years. The office is located at Myerlee Square, 7050 Winkler Road, Suite 109, Fort Myers. To volunteer, contact Doris Cortese at email@example.com. For more information about Lee Republican Women Federated, visit www.leerepublicanwomen.com. Lee Republican Women Federated members were busy making phone calls and knocking on doors in support of Governor Rick Scott Kanzius Foundation To Closeby Jim GeorgeFive years after the death of its founder, the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation will close its doors on June 30. The announcement was made last week by the board of directors of the organization. Islander John Kanzius developed the possible alternative treatment for cancer while living on Sanibel and research has continued for the past 10 years to bring the treatment to fruition. The foundation was started in 2008 and has raised about $17 million for research for the project. The foundations board said it has reached the peak of its progress and funded all of the research of the Kanzius Non-invasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment necessary to launch human trials. Much of that money came from local Southwest Florida donors, although the foundation does not release donor names. Residual assets of the foundation will be divided among Lee Memorial Health System; Erie, Pennsylvania Medical Center; and Baylor University. Kanzius died in 2009 from leukemia related complications. Kanzius, a former radio engineer and broadcast manager, invented a device that uses radio waves to heat and destroy cancer cells targeted with nanoparticles without affecting nearby healthy cells. Although the foundation will cease operations, researchers will submit their application in coming weeks to the Food and Drug Administration to start human clinical trials under the auspices of AkesoGenX, Houston, Texas, owners of the technology patents. The application will focus on pancreatic and liver cancer. If and when the FDA approves human trials, those trials are expected to take place at Lee Memorial Health System, one of five sites. AkesoGenX will cover the cost of human trials, according to Mark Neidig, executive director of the foundation. John Kanzius 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 Lee Republican Women Meeting The Lee Republication Women Federated will meet on Monday, June 9 at The Edison Restaurant, 3583 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. The social will begin at 5:15 p.m. followed by dinner and the program. The program will be a panel discussion on the pros and cons of the marijuana legislation. Cost is $22 to attend. RSVP by calling 432-9389, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www. leerepublicanwomen.com. Offshore Rodeo Kids Fishing Tournament Returns June 7Reel in some fun with Ronald McDonald at the Offshore Rodeo Kids Fishing Tournament, to be held on Saturday, June 7 at Port Sanibel Marina, 14341 Port Comfort Road in Fort Myers. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. with various stations where young anglers will spend time learning, hooking and catching different types of fish. Lunch and a magic show with Ronald McDonald will follow at 11:30 a.m. The tournament is open to the first 50 kids, ages 12 and under, who are pre-registered. Registration is $20 per child and includes tournament entry, T-shirt, fishing rod, trophy and lunch with Ronald McDonald. To register online, visit www. rmhcswfl.org. For more information, contact Angela Katz at 437-0202. All donations from the tournament will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email email@example.com
5 THE RIVER MAY 30, 2014 From page 1Good Deed For The DayThe meal was well received by the two dozen guests. It was a special occasion and a lot of fun, which is always welcome, said Laura Regin, executive director of the Ronald McDonald House. There were toddlers in the group who had a great time playing with the magic appletree and the statue of Ronald MacDonald gracing the houses front portico as well as with a bag of clown noses. Several members of Grampys board of directors were on hand to peel potatoes. Grampys raises funds in support of organizations who work with comfort and resource based charities who make a difference in the lives of kids who need it most. Last January, Grampys held a fundraiser at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club for the Ronald McDonald House CareMobile and Muscular Dystrophy. They plan to do it again next year. Grampys board members Jim Castle, Bob Risch and Chef Warren Bibbins Chef Warren Bibbins overseeing the head table Club Performs Memorial Day Service-At-Seasubmitted by Past Commodore Chris ChristensenOn Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, the Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club honored all service members who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our great country. They also acknowledged recently departed relatives and friends. The honors were performed in a ceremony two miles offshore from Bowditch Point on the northern tip of Fort Myers Beach. Six boats with 26 members and guests on board gathered together and listened to their VHF radios on channel 72 while a moving tribute was broadcast. The tribute was then followed by Taps and a moment of silent prayer. The ceremony was consummated with placement onto the Gulf waters of dozens of flowers from all the boats. This Memorial Day service-at-sea ceremony was the 21st annual for the club. The service was followed by a luncheon held at Matanzas Inn Waterfront Restaurant on Fort Myers Beach. Flowers scattered on the water during the service Junior Golf Camp At Shell PointShell Point Golf Club welcomes young golfers between the ages of 7 and 15 to participate in weekly Junior Golf Camps scheduled Monday through Friday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. throughout the summer. The players will receive golf instruction from PGA Professional Gary Keating, PGA Professional John Alfuth, and Teaching Professional Nick Macenas. Each week, players will have an opportunity to improve upon their technique through the use of a video program that will capture their personal performance. The videos will allow the instructors to analyze each swing and provide more detailed direction for overall improvement, said Keating. The camp will also include information about the rules and etiquette of the game. Light snacks will be provided. The cost is $60 per week. For more information about the program, or to sign up, contact the pro shop at 433-9790. Shell Point Retirement Community is just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. Gary Keating Shell Point golf course Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email firstname.lastname@example.org Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
Southwest Florida Statistics County Total Fatalities 2003-2012 Total Pedestrian Fatalities 20032012 Percentage of traffic deaths that were pedestrians 2003-2012 Annual pedestrian deaths per 100,000 pop. State rank 2003-2012 Hendry 162148.60%3.6611 State total 29,3025,18917.70%2.83N/A Lee 96416316.90%2.7731 Charlotte 2823813.50%2.441 Collier 4875310.90%1.6956 Glades 6023.30%1.658 U.S. total 383,48947,02512.30%1.56N/ASource: Dangerous by Design 2014, National Complete Streets Coalition To view the full report, click here: http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/documents/dangerous-by-design-2014/dangerous-by-design-2 014.pdf To review the Florida report, which contains data at metro and county level, click here: www.smartgrowthamerica.org/dangerous-b y-design/state-statistics. Link to interactive map of fatalities: www.smartgrowthamerica.org/dangerous-by-design/mapNational, Florida and Lee Countys Pedestrian Fatality Trends: 2011 Dangerous by Design Report vs. 2014 Report 2011 Report (2000-2009) 2014 Report (2003-2012) Total Pedestrian Fatalities % of traffic deaths that were pedestrians Annual pedestrian deaths per 100,000 Total Pedestrian Fatalities % of traffic deaths that were pedestrians Annual pedestrian deaths per 100,000 National47,70011.6%1.647,02512.3%1.56 Florida 5,16316.7%3.0 5,18917.7%2.83 Lee 17817.0%3.4 16316.9%2.77 Percentage than higher national: Florida+44%+ 88%+44%+81% Lee+47%+113%+37%+78%Source: Dangerous by Design Reports: 2011 Report, p. 35 & Florida report p. 14; 2014 Report, Florida Report, Appendix C: County-level data Dangerous By Designsubmitted by Ken Gooderham Florida continues to be the most dangerous state in the nation for pedestrians, and Lee Countys numbers are among the worst for Southwest Florida, according to a new report released by the National Complete Streets Coalition. From 2003 through 2012, 5,189 people were killed while walking in Florida, with 163 of those in Lee County. The report, Dangerous By Design 2014, ranks Americas major metropolitan areas according to a Pedestrian Danger Index (PDI) that assesses how safe pedestrians are while walking. The top four deadliest major metropolitan areas in the country for pedestrians are in Florida Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and Miami. The report also found that the majority of those deaths likely could have been prevented with safer street design. While the Cape Coral/Fort Myers metro area is not among the 51 largest metro areas that were ranked by PDI, the report presents data on pedestrian fatalities in every U.S. metro area and every county, including Lee County. According to the report, Lee Countys pedestrian fatality rate was 78 percent higher than the national average during the decade of 2003-12. Lee Countys rate was 2.77 pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 people, compared to 1.56 nationwide and 2.83 for Florida overall. In Lee County, there were 163 pedestrian deaths during the last decade, comprising 16.9 percent of all traffic fatalities -37 percent higher than the national average (12.3 percent), but slightly below the Florida average of 17.7 percent. The report looks at the annual pedestrian death rate (per 100,000 people) for the past five years (2008-12) in the 20 metro areas in Florida, including the Cape Coral-Fort Myers area, and shows that our area ranked in the bottom 20 percent of Florida metro areas for pedestrian death rate (ranked 18th out of 20). This is a major improvement over the 2011 report, when our metro area ranked fifth out of 20 when ranked by fatality rate. A key difference is that the data set eliminates the period of 200507, which saw record high pedestrian fatalities in Lee County. In terms of Lee Countys ranking compared to all 67 Florida counties, Lee Countys pedestrian fatality rate for the 10-year data period covered (2003-12) ranked 31 out of 67 counties, above both the state and federal averages and highest of Southwest Floridas coastal counties. This is a significant improvement over the 2011 report, when Lee County ranked 17th out of 67 counties. While Lee Countys relative rankings within the state have improved, its important to remember that our pedestrian fatality rates and percent of all traffic deaths that are pedestrians far exceed the national averages. Compared to the 2011 Dangerous By Design (which used 2000-09 data), Lee Countys performance made moderate improvements relative to both national and Florida numbers (see attached table). This is tempered by the knowledge that the countys performance worsened in 2013, when Lee County had a record 24 pedestrian fatalities--the highest since 2005 (which saw a record 32 fatalities). While the Dangerous By Design report only focused on pedestrian fatalities, bicycle fatalities are also of great concern -and in fact, Lee Countys performance relative to both the nation and Florida is far worse than our pedestrian record. During the same period (2003-12), bicycle fatalities represented 4 percent of all traffic fatalities in Lee County double the national average and one-third higher than the Florida average. The bicycle fatality rate was 0.66 per 100,000 population three times the national average and 53 percent higher than Floridas average. The majority of pedestrian deaths occur on roadways that are dangerous by design engineered for speeding traffic with little to no provision for the safety of people walking, biking or using public transit. As the report points out, Florida grew in the post-war period, mostly through rapid spread of low-density neighborhoods that rely on wider streets with higher speeds to connect homes, shops and schools roads that tend to be more dangerous for people walking. Seventy-three percent of pedestrian deaths in Florida were on roads where the posted speed limit was 40 mph or greater (compared to 61.3 percent nationally). In Lee County, the percent was even greater 81.8 percent. Pedestrian safety is often perceived as a strictly local issue but, for decades federal dollars have been invested in thousands of miles of state and local roads in the heart of communities. In fact, 68 percent of all pedestrian fatalities over the past decade occurred on federal-aid roads roads that follow federal guidelines and are eligible to receive federal funds. Older adults have the greatest fatality rate of any group, said AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson. Although Florida has made strides to address pedestrian fatalities in the last few years, there is clearly much more work to be done to make Florida streets and highways safer for all pedestrians. AARP stands ready to work with Florida state, county, city and advocacy groups to make our streets safer for all. The Dangerous By Design report includes recommendations for federal, state and local officials to help communities save lives and improve the safety and comfort for everyone who uses the roadways. Since the last report in 2011, Lee County has undertaken some of these recommendations. First, the countys adoption of a complete streets policy and implementation plan in 2009 serves as the critical long term framework for making our streets safer for all users. In 2011, the Lee County MPO adopted its first ever countywide bicycle and pedestrian master plan, followed by a countywide bicycle and pedestrian safety action plan in 2013. This action plan includes many THE RIVER MAY 30, 20146
7 THE RIVER MAY 30, 2014 FREE ADMISSION TO THE SANIBEL HISTORICAL VILLAGE SATURDAY, JUNE 14Open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.I tim t d cover th lan bb -kep secre. D cover th lan pt n thoug yof live i. 950 Dunlop Road, Sanibel Next to BIG ARTS(239) 472-4648 improvements highlighted in the national report. The plan also takes a collaborative approach, bringing together transportation, public health, law enforcement agencies and advocates to work on these problems. The key now is for each local jurisdiction and agency leaders to implement the approved action plan, said Darla Letourneau with BikeWalkLee, a local coalition working to encourage complete streets in Lee County. It will take commitment and sustained leadership to implement this plan, but it is vital to the safety and quality of life of our citizens that our unacceptably high pedestrian and bicycle fatalities and injuries be greatly reduced. Florida and Lee County have a long way to go to improve the safety for all road users, but were on the right path. We look forward to the day when Florida no longer holds the dubious distinction as the most dangerous state in the nation for both pedestrians and bicyclists. To view the full report, visit www. smartgrowthamerica.org/documents/ dangerous-by-design-2014/dangerous-bydesign-2014.pdf To review the Florida report, which contains data at metro and county level, visit www.smartgrowthamerica.org/ dangerous-by-design/state-statistics. Link to interactive map of fatalities: www.smartgrowthamerica.org/dangerous-by-design/map. State Steps Up For Safety As the national report highlights, while the federal government can set the tone for national approach to safety, states have ultimate responsibility for reducing pedestrian and bicycle fatalities and injuries. The year 2011 was a turning point for Florida, when the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) decided the state had to take action to shed its ranking as worst in the nation. In 2011, FDOT Secretary Ananth Prasad launched a statewide pedestrian and bicycle-focused initiative, led by FDOT District 1 Secretary Billy Hattaway. This comprehensive initiative is focused on Floridas top 10 worst regions, which includes Lee County. For the past two years, FDOT has provided additional assistance and resources to help Lee County in improving pedestrian and bicycle safety. Since 2011, there has been a sea change at the state level, with FDOT taking many steps to improve policies, procedures, staffing, and its agencys culture, and Lee County is benefitting from FDOTs leadership, said Darla Letourneau with BikeWalkLee. We are confident that FDOTs initiative will make Florida a safer place to walk and bike; however, the results in terms of reduced fatalities wont show up immediately. Roads that are dangerous by design take years to be modified and improved for pedestrian and bicycle safety, so the task is like turning a battleship, not a rowboat. We are especially looking forward to the soon to be released FDOT complete streets policy and implementation plan and guidance on road diets, context-sensitive-based pedestrian and bicycle design, mid-block pedestrian crossings, and promotion of roundabouts. All of these policies and guidelines will be valuable tools for local agencies working to improve the safety on our streets, added Letourneau. We hope that in the future FDOT will also pursue additional policy changes recommended in report, such as reforms in evaluating roadway performance to account for the needs of all travelers, reforms in policy for establishing speed limits to provide local control, and allowing a wider range of guidelines. Southwest Florida statistics Over the past decade, Lee County has received millions in funding from the federal Transportation Alternatives program (and its predecessor programs), which have supported sidewalk and bike path projects throughout the county that have made it safer for pedestrians, as well as cyclists. In September 2013, the Lee MPO was successful in winning a $10.4 million federal TIGER grant for its complete streets initiative project, which will close gaps in the countys pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and improve safety of our roadways. Closely tied to the TIGER grant is the Lee MPOs Bicycle Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (BPSAP) adopted in September 2013, aimed at greatly reducing pedestrian and bicycle fatality and injury crashes through a wide range of recommended activities from education, engineering to enforcement. Visit www.leempo. com/documents/ BikePedSafetyActionPlanSept2013t. pdf; pages 8 to 11 has the 18 specific action items. Kiwanis Inducts New MemberThe Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers Gateway to the Islands increased its ability to serve the children of the local community with the addition of a new member at a recent meeting. Lisa Rizzio joined the Kiwanis Club as the group continues with its major fundraising event, the Delicious Dining Discount book. One of the clubs recent service projects was a playground improvement at the Child Care Southwest Florida Children Learning & Development Center located on the Edison State Campus. In the immediate future, the club is planning a food distribution coordinated through Harry Chapin Food Bank and providing a World Atlas book to every student in the 4th grade at Heights Elementary School. Rizzio is the development director at the Childrens Advocacy Center (CAC) of Southwest Florida, whose mission is to improve the lives of children and their families through a coordinated response to child abuse and neglect. The local CAC is the largest such facility in the state of Florida. The center features various prevention services programs, as well a Family Alliance counseling program. The club welcomes service oriented business professionals and individuals to join in the effort to make a difference in the world, one child and one community at a time. Meetings are every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at First Watch in the McGregor Boulevard Design Center, except the second Tuesday when a noon board meeting lunch is conducted at Faith United Methodist Church. For more information about the club, visit www.kiwanisgtti.com, contact president Gary Hudson at 481-7748 or email email@example.com. Lisa Rizzio with Terry Luster, secretary of the club
THE RIVER MAY 30, 20148 Along The RiverWith summer break just around the corner, its time to retreat to the peaceful, quiet seclusion of the Fort Myers/Pine Island KOA, which is nestled among farms and nurseries growing a variety of palms and exotic tropical fruit. Park your RV in one of the spacious deluxe sites and enjoy free cable television access. Pitch a tent or rent a park model or kamping kabin and let the abundant wildlife entertain you. The facility is one of 485 open-to-the-public KOA campgrounds in the Kampgrounds of America system in the U.S. and Canada. Creature comforts include a heated pool, hot tub, lighted tennis courts, exercise room, pool table, horseshoe pits, shuffleboard, playground and free cable TV. The front clubhouse offers a stage, ample seating and kitchen facilities. The Fort Myers/Pine Island KOA Campground is located at 5120 Stringfellow Road, St. James City. For more information, call 283-2415 or go to www.pineislandkoa.com. On Friday, the City of Fort Myers offers Club Country Line Dancing from 7 to 10 p.m. Club Country meets weekly at the Riverside Community Center on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River. There is a line and partner dance teach, followed by open dancing. The club is a volunteer organization and the dance lessons are usually given by club members or a visiting guest instructor. Music is provided by a DJ. Club Countrys annual membership dues are $10 per person. All of their weekly dances are open to the general public. Admission cost is $2 for members and $4 for non-members. Bottled water and soda are available for sale. You may bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages (no alcohol is allowed in the Community Center.) The Riverside Community Center is located at 3061 East Riverside Drive, Fort Myers. For more information, call 321-7000 or go to www.clubcountrydance.com. The Burroughs Home offers living history tours of the historic former residence between June 1 and September 2 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The onehour tours begin at 11 a.m. Appointments are required and may be made by calling 337-9505. Tickets for adults are $12; seniors are $10; children 6 to 12 are $5; and those 5 and under are free. Join the homes docents as they share the history and colorful tales of living in one of Fort Myers oldest homes. The guided tours include a walk among live oaks and lush gardens, with an opportunity to relax in a rocking chair on the verandah while watching the Caloosahatchee River roll gently by. The Burroughs Home is under the management of the Uncommon Friends Foundation. Built in 1901, the Burroughs Home was the scene of many social events that hosted the Fort Myers elite including the Edisons, Fords, and Firestones. Antique furnishings, historical artifacts, and delightful tales of growing up as the privileged daughters of wealthy businessman Nelson Burroughs and his wife Adeline await visitors who want to take a step back in time. The Burroughs Home is located at 2505 First Street, Fort Myers in the historic River District. Call 337-0706 or go to www.uncommonfriends.org. Experience old Florida at Mound House, where Estero Islands oldest standing structure sits on an ancient Calusa Indian Mound. Through archaeology and history 2,000 years of island life are revealed in a variety of tours and educational programs. Situated on Estero Bay, the site is accessible by boat and motor traffic and visitors are encouraged to picnic on the park grounds and enjoy the beautiful view. Acquired with funds from Florida Communities Trust in 2000, the Mound House has moved forward on providing high quality educational programs to the public while meeting site development needs. Recently completed projects include the construction of a kayak landing area that connects visitors to the Great Calusa Blueway Kayak Trail in Estero Bay and the Shell Mound Exhibit where visitors have the opportunity to walk inside a Calusa Indian mound. Mound House grounds have been landscaped to add to the historical ambience and provide further opportunities to meet the facilitys educational mission. Summer tour hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The last tour is at 11:30 a.m. Tours are usually about an hour in length, but vary depending on visitor interests. The Mound House is located at 451 Connecticut Street, Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-0865 or go to www.moundhouse.org. 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Churches/TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION (UUA) Where diversity is treasured 2756 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers Sunday Services at 9 and 11 a.m. Adult Education Workshop at 10 a.m. The Reverend Margaret L. Beard, Minister 239-226-0900 www.allfaiths-uc.org ALL SAINTS BYZANTINE RITE CATHOLIC CHURCH 10291 Bayshore Rd., N. Fort Myers Divine Liturgy is on Sun. at 10:30 a.m.; Rosary begins at 10 a.m. Lenten services (Presancti ed Liturgy) will be on Wed. evenings at 6 p.m. starting on Feb. 22. Administrator is Very Rev. Peter Lickman, ph. 305-651-0991. We are a Church of the Eastern Catholic or Byzantine Rite, 1.5 mi. east of Int. 75. ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Reverend Fr. Dean Nastos, Proistamenos Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. www.annunciation.fl.goarch.org 239-481-2099 BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC SYNAGOGUE 15675 McGregor Boulevard, 437-3171 Rabbi: Judah Hungerman Friday Service, 8 p.m., Saturday Service, 11 a.m. Shabbat School Saturday Morning, Adult Hebrew Classes. Call for information on full program. BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES CHURCH OF GOD 16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166 Just past the Tanger Outlet Mall Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063 Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF SW FLORIDA ORTHODOX 5620 Winkler Road, Fort Myers Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz 433-7708, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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. firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Sunday worship service at 9:30 a.m. 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: email@example.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. templebethel.com Affiliated: Union for Reform Judaismcontinued on page 11THE RIVER MAY 30, 201410
11 THE RIVER MAY 30, 2014 Womens Fund Receives Grants From Naples Church The Board of Mission and Outreach granted $5,000 and Womens Fellowship granted $1,000 to The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida on behalf of Naples United Church of Christ. The grants will be used to address human trafficking in Southwest Florida. This is part of a six-county collaborative effort that includes Lee, Collier, Charlotte, DeSoto, Hendry and Glades counties. In addition to awareness outreach, The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida is also investing in the Southwest Florida Regional Center on Human Trafficking to be hosted by Florida Gulf Coast University. Its hard to overstate the importance of this issue for the faith community. As followers of the one who proclaimed freedom from all forms of bondage, we are called to leadership whenever and wherever people are oppressed. We are proud of this new partnership with The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida, said Naples United Church of Christ Senior Minister Rev. Dr. Ronald Patterson. The support and encouragement we have from the Naples United Church of Christ is invaluable. Together we will have an impact on the spread of human trafficking in our region, said Brenda Tate, president of The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida and also a member of Naples United Church of Christ. The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida continues to seek financial contributions to support the Southwest Florida Regional Center on Human Trafficking at http:// www.womensfundflorida.org or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To connect with a service provider or report suspected human trafficking activity, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-3737-888 or text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733). Front row from left, Susie Burtch, Bill Frey and Bill Crawford; middle row from left, Teresa Brown and Brenda Tate; back row from left, Bob Juster, Penny Isermann, Norm Norris, Gail Rider and Dick Lynch From page 10Churches/TemplesTEMPLE 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: 8:30 a.m. Traditional, 10 a.m. Blended. Torah Study At Temple JudeaOn Thursday, June 5 at noon, Temple Judea Rabbi Sack begins a one-hour Torah study that includes an open discussion of Torah and Judaism where all levels of background and all questions are encouraged. The session is held on the first Thursday of the month at the office of Myers, Bretthoitz & Company, 12671 Whitehall Drive, Fort Myers. Bring a chumash if you have one. Rabbi Sack will bring the text for the session. Temple Judea is located at 14486 A & W Bulb Road, Fort Myers. For more information, call 433-0201 or send an email to email@example.com. PATRICIA GRACE (MCKEON) MAXEINERPatricia Grace (McKeon) Maxeiner, 89, of Fort Myers, Florida left the loving arms of her family on Friday, May 17, 2014. Patricia was born on July 15, 1924 in Montgomery, Minnesota to Dr. Joseph and Grace (Sullivan) McKeon. Patricia graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor of arts degree and membership in the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. She worked as a social worker in New York City before moving to Edina, Minnesota to marry and raise her family. There, in addition to being a full time mom, she tutored high-risk students in reading and math, and founded the nonprofit corporation the Adoption Option Committee, Inc. (currently known as the highly successful Adoption Option Council of Minnesota). Patricia relocated to Southwest Florida 30 years ago and became a resident of Sanibel Island and later Fort Myers. She served as a volunteer and community leader at The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, COTI (Committee of the Islands), BIG ARTS, and the Sanibel-Captiva Sail and Power Squadron. She belonged to the parish community of St. Isabel Catholic Church on Sanibel. Patricia will be dearly missed by her loving husband, Dr. SR Maxeiner, Jr. (Bob); daughter, Madeline Maddy Maxeiner and son-in-law, Tom Mahoney; daughter, Margaret Duxbury (David); daughter, Melissa Kodaly (Kryss); and five grandchildren: Nicole Marie Duxbury, Christine Melissa Duxbury, Jacob Han Duxbury, Mischa Fisher (Amber Rockliffe) and Heather Fisher, and the Murphy kids, her treasured nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one grandson, Jonah T. Fisher, by her brother James McKeon, and her beloved sister and brother-in-law, Mary (McKeon) Murphy and William JD Murphy. Tricia, a steel magnolia, was both fiercely independent and heart-and-soul committed to family. Over her 66-year marriage, she shared many adventures with Bob. Her entire family felt the warmth of her fierce loving protection. From her insight and faith came simple but profound wisdom that provided steady light in times of trial. She could find the ridiculous in the most frustrating or humiliating situation if you listened carefully enough. She did not insert herself into the situation, just offered opinions from the sidelines that could reduce one to hilarity. She never spoke ill of others, no matter what. She was feisty, opinionated, deeply loving, funny, elegant, and a pillar of strength and grace. She will be missed forever. A private funeral service and interment will be held in Minneapolis. A celebration of her life is planned in Minnesota on July 15, 2014, the date of her 90th birthday. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Isabel Catholic Church, 3559 Sanibel-Captiva Rd., Sanibel, FL 33957; or to The Harry Chapin Food Bank, 3760 Fowler St., Fort Myers, FL 33901. Visit www.harvey-engelhardt.com for online condolences. OBITUARY Email your editorial copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Anglers were greeted this week with tarpon fishing conditions we could have only dreamed about for the last month. Slick calm mornings and light afternoon sea breezes are just what the doctor ordered. Although its about a month behind schedule at this point, it sure looks like we are going to have a tarpon season after all this year. With the awesome conditions, it seemed the tarpon appeared and just came out of nowhere. After seeing very few tarpon all month, I saw more rolling fish on one morning tarpon charter than I had seen the whole of May. Slick mirror like conditions made the fish easy to locate from what seemed like miles away. Tarpon guides and anglers are finally smiling again as the month of frustration quickly ended and we are back in rolling fish, just how it should be this time of year. All the usual places had tarpon this week. Good sized schools of fish where reported gulf side from Fort Myers Beach, Knapps Point and out along the outside of Captiva all the way up Cayo Costa. I having been spending my time on good numbers of fish in the northern sound from Redfish Pass up to Cabbage Key, along with a few fish in the middle sound in the Demiere Key area. As the water continues to clear up, tarpon fishing should only get better and better. Returning to a GPS mark on a personal favorite set of sandholes up by Captiva Pass three days in a row, this week we hooked at least two fish every trip. My best morning so far was jumping three tarpon. These tarpon in the sound seemed to be more keyed in on eating live pinfish and crabs presented under a float than the cut bait offerings. Just to watch these tarpon roll and free jump sure makes this fishing much more entertaining and not the grind and boredom it has been for weeks. Another thing that made fishing these tarpon so cool was the variety of size of fish. Tarpon anywhere from around 40 pounds all the way up to 150-pound plus monsters where all in this mix. After landing a smaller tarpon in the 40-pound range without even having to chase it down, the next bite would often be a full sized model that would scream out 200 yards of line within 30 seconds. Twice this week we got to see the tarpon circle and eat our live baits. Talk about making your heart race. Nothing makes me happy like getting a client their first tarpon and this week I got to do it two days in a row. Add to that the fact that twice we had to chase the fish through a pack of anchored up fellow guide friends all trying to do the same thing and it simply just does not get much better. I know we have only had a few calm days in a row but the 10-day weather forecast looks like much of the same as we are getting into our regular weather pattern of light winds and the perfect tarpon fishing set up. The 4:30 a.m. mornings of waking up to howling winds with a tarpon trip booked, knowing your day is pretty much gonna stink before it even starts and will consist of sitting soaking cut baits and hiding from the wind while trying to pull off the next to impossible seem to be over for now. The last few mornings while walking out to the boat at 5 a.m., I have that pep back in my step and am excited about getting out to the tarpon. The long tarpon fishing depression we have all been experiencing is coming to a end as the big numbers we see annually have started to arrive. 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 email@example.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Scott from New Jersey with his first tarpon caught fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish Cast carefully to avoid tangling tackle in mangroves BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island
13 THE RIVER MAY 30, 2014CROW Case Of The Week: Teeny Tiny Turtleby Patricia MolloyEarlier this month, an injured Florida box turtle was brought into CROW by the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF). The non-profit agency which actively conducts studies in area water quality, fish populations, native wildlife populations and native plant growth had been monitoring a select group of Florida box turtles as part of an ongoing study. Like all patients, the young Florida box turtle, now known as #0900, was given a thorough examination upon arrival to the wildlife clinic. He came in at only 126 grams with evidence of a predator attack to the left part of his carapace and a small fracture to his plastron, explained Dr. Kristin. There is a big deficit that is going to take a long, long time to heal. Found exclusively in North America, there are four subspecies of box turtles found in the U.S. Very little overlapping occurs between the subspecies; the ones found exclusively in peninsular Florida are the Florida box turtle (Terrapene carolina baur). Possessing bright yellow and green lines on their carapace (upper shell) and head, this variety of box turtle grows to be approximately 11 cm x 8 cm. Amazingly, some box turtles are believed to have lived to the ripe old age of 100 years! While the ultimate goal for all CROW patients is to be released back into the wild, it is not always possible. Dr. Heather Barron, hospital director, will not release any animal that is not well enough to adequately feed itself or protect itself from predator attack in the manner which nature has intended. While she has not entirely given up hope with regard to this tiny turtle, she is looking into an alternative future for the patient. We might look at finding someone who wants to keep him as an educational animal, because whatever we put over that area to protect him when he goes out into the wild, will eventually fall off. Theres nothing I can permanently do. As he grows, he will grow out of whatever we put on him, added Dr. Heather. Until its future home can determined, CROW will continue to provide critical care for the young box turtle. Be a good steward of the environment by sponsoring CROWs patients, as they do not have health insurance to cover their bills. You may specify that your donation to be used to help specific patients or species. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. This baby Florida box turtle, patient #0900, is no larger than a silver dollar. Here, it basks under a heat lamp on a dampened towel to ensure proper hydration. CAPTIVA CRUISES Call 239-472-5300 Reservations & Departure Timeswww.captivacruises.com *Fathers cruise for free Cabbage Key Fathers Day Cruises* Treat Dad to a memorable island lunch cruise or you can celebrate a day early with our Saturday evening Sunset Serenade Cruise or an afternoon Dolphin Cruise? See dolphins in the wild as they jump in the boats wake Useppa Island Enjoy live music & full cash bar. Ask about our private fishing charters and shelling cruises to Cayo Costa. Captiva Cruises gift certificates are a perfect gift for Dad.
THE RIVER MAY 30, 201414 Plant SmartFalse Rosemaryby Gerri ReavesFalse rosemary ( Conradina canescens) is a native wildflower whose native habitat is pinelands and clearings. A member of the mint family, this low evergreen shrub has erect branches with dense needle-like foliage that resembles that of the common herb rosemary. The numerous rolled leaves measure only about a centimeter long. The term canescens (or canescent) means that it is densely matted with hairs. The plant grows one to three feet tall and can sprawl up to several feet wide. Clusters of lavender-pink symmetrical two-lipped flowers appear year around, but bloom most profusely in spring. The larger lower lip has purple spots. Beauty, drought tolerance and low maintenance recommend this plant, whose natural habitat is shrinking. Give false rosemary a sunny, dry, welldrained spot and supplement it with water until it is established. It is a particularly good choice for sandy coastal landscapes. Propagate it with seeds or cuttings. Sources: Florida Wildflowers and Roadside Plants by C. Ritchie Bell and Bryan J. Taylor; A Gardeners Guide to Floridas Native Plants by Rufino Osorio; Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell; and ifas.ufl.edu. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. False rosemary, a Florida native of the mint family, has dense needle-like foliage and pink-lavender flowers photo by Gerri ReavesMonofilament Line Is Perilous For Pelicans Fishing is an important part of the Florida lifestyle as well as its economy. In spite of the obvious benefits, this leisure-time activity, on occasion, can lead to problems for birds and other wildlife such as sea turtles and manatees. According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists, monofilament fishing line and fishing hooks can entangle these animals, leading to injury and even death. The brown pelican is one species that is especially impacted by monofilament line. These birds frequently spend time looking for an easy meal at piers and other fishing hotspots, where they are often hooked accidently when trying to grab bait off an anglers line. Discarded monofilament line hanging from trees, piers and other structures can ensnare these birds. Once entangled, pelicans can have a difficult time flying and feeding. It is not uncommon to find dead pelicans entangled with fishing line and hooks, said FWC biologist Ricardo Zambrano. If they are not rescued, these birds may suffer for days before succumbing to injury or starvation. Here are some simple things people can do to help protect brown pelicans and other wildlife: continued on page 15 Hortoons To advertise in the Island Sun call 395-1213
15 THE RIVER MAY 30, 2014 Local Scouts Making A Difference In Southwest FloridaLocal Boy and Girl Scouts across Southwest Florida are having an impact in their communities by collecting donations for Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida throughout the month of May. Girl Scout Lee 12 Service Unit and Boy Scouts Lee County are both collecting donations for Goodwill in creative and unique ways. Some are cleaning out their houses, some are holding community drives, and some are going door-to-door to their neighbors homes, said Goodwill Commercial Donation Coordinator Buffy Hagood. After speaking to the troops and showing them how their donations will help our community, they have really gotten into the Goodwill mission and the donation drive. In the first two weeks, the groups have already collected 3,500 pounds of donations for the organization. Donations collected will be sold in Goodwills 30 retail and donation centers, with the revenue generated going into programs like the Goodwill LIFE Academy, a tuition-free charter school for students with disabilities. Its wonderful that these scouts have taken it upon themselves to be active members in our community, said Goodwill spokesperson Madison Mitchell. They are already impacting the lives of others and growing into strong leaders. On June 6, the final donations will be collected and totaled. One Girl Scout troop and one Boy Scout troop will be picked as winners and earn a pizza party. All scouts who participated in the drive will receive a Scouting for Good patch for their contributions. Our main focus of this drive is to show the next generation the importance of philanthropy, said Hagood. These young ladies and gentlemen are on the right path. Friendship CircleFrom page 14Monofilament Line Is Perilous For Pelicans Properly dispose of monofilament line. Store unwanted line safely and securely until it can be placed in a recycling bin. Dont leave fishing line unattended, as pelicans may be tempted to steal the bait on the end of the line. Avoid casting near trees, utility lines and other areas where line may get caught. Check tackle frequently for frayed line that may easily break. Do not feed pelicans or other wildlife, since it encourages them to approach fishing boats, piers and anglers. If available, use fish-scrap repositories. If they are not available, discard fish scraps in a garbage can or at home. If you do accidentally hook a pelican, you should avoid cutting the line. Gently remove the hook if you feel confident you can do so without causing harm to yourself or the bird. If you cannot safely remove the hook and line from the pelican, contact a local wildlife rehabilitator. For a list of wildlife rehabilitators in your area, contact any of the FWCs five regional offices or visit MyFWC.com/ Conservation and select How You Can Conserve then Wildlife Assistance. For more information on the statewide Monofilament Recovery & Recycling Program, visit mrrp.MyFWC.com/. Boren Is Featured Artist At Arts For ACT Gallery In JuneKatherine Boren will be the featured artist in the main gallery at the Arts for ACT Gallery during the month of June. Borens current series of work entitled Neutral Tonalities continues her experimentation with multiple mediums in two dimensions. This new work expands her focus on a monochromatic palette and utilization of a combination of untraditional materials in unexpected ways, while emphasizing the reflection of light, varying textures and shapes, and differing grades of color saturation. Originally from New York, Boren studied at New York University and The New School, graduating from the State University of New York with a bachelor of fine arts with an emphasis in sculpture. Her work has been exhibited at numerous venues in solo, juried, group and member shows. The work featured in this show is supported in part by an Individual Artist Arts and Culture Grant from the City of Fort Myers. Boren is devoted to furthering the development of the arts community in Southwest Florida. She serves as the executive director of the Young Artists Awards program. She also served as president of the Alliance for the Arts, is regularly selected as a juror for art shows and is an annual contributor to many local charities. The opening will be held on Friday, June 6 from 6 to 10 p.m. during Fort Myers Art Walk and will run through the end of June. The Arts for ACT Gallery is at 2265 First Street in the downtown Fort Myers River District. Stepping Stones by Katherine Boren View from the 11th Floor by Katherine Boren Tower two; tower one; tower three by Katherine BorenShare your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email email@example.com
THE RIVER MAY 30, 201416 Call For ArtistsArts for ACT Gallery, owned by Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc., the domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual assault center serving Lee, Hendry and Glades counties, is counting on all artists to enter their juried themed group exhibit. Money raised supports ACT, a non-profit agency that provides safe shelter, counseling, a 24-hour hotline, information and referral, forensic examination, advocacy and education. This open juried group exhibit helps generate funds for the gallery in the slower summer season. Cash prizes will be awarded to four winning artists. This year the themes for the group exhibit are: 1. Famous Landmarks Local, National and International 2.The Art of the Selfie 3. Create art that contains one or more of the following unique media: newspaper, rubber, plastic, metal, corrugated cardboard or comics Art delivery dates are from June 22 to 27 between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Art pick-up dates (if art is not accepted) will be June 29 or 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The opening exhibit will be held on Friday, July 4 from 6 to 10 p.m. Art not sold must be picked up on July 26 or 28. Artists may submit twoor threedimensional works in any media. The art must represent or evoke the artists interpretation of the three themes, use your imagination and creativity to express the themes. ACT Gallery will retain 40 percent of the sale of any artwork sold and the artists will retain 60 percent. A nonrefundable fee of $10 per entry, two entries for $15 or three entries for $20 will be charged. Artists have the choice of any and all themes. The artists can mix the themes when submitting their works. Cash prizes will be awarded, with $100 for first place, $75 for second place, $50 for third place and $25 for Honorable Mention. The exhibit judge will be announced. For additional information, contact Claudia Goode of Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. at 939-2553 Arts for ACT Gallery, located at 2265 First Street in Fort Myers, may be contacted by calling 337-5050 or by visiting www.artsforactgallery.com. Laugh Your Way Through The Middle Years At Broadway Palm Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical is playing May 29 through June 21 at Broadway Palm. The book, music and lyrics are by theater veterans turned playwrights, Bob and Jim Walton. The musical comedy pokes fun at the complicated, yet inevitable, subject of aging. The show tackles the whirlwind aging process and all of the mood swings, proctology exams and hot flashes that come with it. Laugh along with the cast of three men and three women who will be singing and dancing their way through their own mid-life crises. The songs cover reading glasses, going bald, acid reflux, double chins and more. Artistic director for The Off Broadway Palm Theatre, Paul Bernier, is the director for the production and Amy Marie McCleary is the choreographer. Starring in the show are six Broadway Palm veterans; Erin Fish, Jennie Hollander, Victor Legarreta, Autumn ORyan, Peter Riopelle and Robert Summers. Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical played at The Off Broadway Palm Theatre in 2007 to sell-out crowds and rave reviews. Performances are Wednesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinees. The theater features an upscale dinner theater experience on Saturday nights. Ticket prices range from $35 to $58 and are available by calling 278-4422, by visiting www. BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. A scene from Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical Victor Legarreta Festival Of DanceStep into Wonderland at Dance Bochettes annual Festival of Dance on Sunday, June 8 at 3 p.m. at Bishop Verots Anderson Theater. Faculty members have created a one-of-a-kind adaptation of Lewis Carrolls classic, highlighting a little girls journey through childhood and the important lessons she learns about growing up. Alice discovers freedom and independence from mystical birds, understands physical transformation thanks to caterpillars and butterflies, and learns how to find her way even through a race that goes nowhere. In keeping with tradition, Dance Bochette and its affiliated not-for-profit organization Gulfcoast Dance welcome back two members of the Gainesville-based Dance Alive National Ballet. Principal dancers Carla Amancio and Andre Valladon perform the lead roles in excerpts from La Bayadre, a tale featuring an Indian temple dancer, her lover, and their separation. Joining them are Dance Bochettes advanced performers, who include a cadre of adults continuing their love of dance while working as area scientists, physicians, journalists, business managers and teachers. Founded by Jeanne Bochette in 1951, Dance Bochette continues to innovate each year while celebrating its roots as Fort Myers historic dance school. The studio today welcomes its third generation of dancers, in some cases educating the children and grandchildren of one-time students. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door. Bishop Verot High Schools Anderson Theater is at 5598 Sunrise Drive in Fort Myers. For more information, call 340-0638 or visit www.dancebochette.com. See the story come to life on stage
17 THE RIVER MAY 30, 20141131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach at the Fort Myers Historic Seaport at Nervous Nellies Marina. Call 463-8077. Formerly known as the Sunshine Seafood Cafe and Lounge, Sunshine Grille serves all of your favorite dishes for lunch and dinner. In addition to its previous menu, the restaurant is also serving gourmet flat breads prepared in a wood fire stove with fresh oak. Wood-fired steaks fill out the menu, including a ribeye and a porterhouse, to go along with our famous wood fired filet mignon. Happy hour and live music are featured daily. 8700 Gladiolous Drive, Fort Myers. Call 489-2233. SUNSHINE GRILLEFrom page 9Fort Myers Fare From page 1All Florida Exhibitinternational exhibitions. Notable exhibitions he has traveled with include Wifredo Lam in North America and Keith Haring: the Milwaukee Mural. He received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and his Masters of Business Administration degree from Marquette University. Featured artists include David Belling, David Berridge, Celeste Borah, Katherine Boren, Xavier Brignoni, Rod Busch, Steve Chase, Dennis Church, Vic Delnore, Beth Everhart, Lia Galletti, Muffy Clark Gill, Janis Grau, Leigh Herndon, Cara J, Steve Kalb, Megan Kissinger, Carolyn McGahey, Ellen Miller, Kellen Beck Mills, Jan Palmer, Steve Pennisi, J.T. Phillippe, Roy E. Rodriquez, Alicia Schmidt, Christine Scott, Carl Schwartz, Joel Shapses, Terry Lynn Spry, Anne Tuttle, Mary Voytek, Laura Waller, Buck Ward, Kathleen Welch and Patricia Zalisko. John Loscuito will host a Gallery Walk on Saturday, May 31 from 10 to 11 a.m. It is free and open to the public. The 28th annual All Florida Juried Exhibition is proudly sponsored by Finemark National Bank & Trust. Golden Paints generously provided at $250 gift certificate for the second place award. The exhibit remains on display until June 28. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. FMB Pier Raised Wing Gull, photograph by Buck Ward No Snake No Apple collage by Kellen Beck Mills Recapturing My Youth, acrylic by Steve Pennisi ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716
THE RIVER MAY 30, 201418 Lakes Regional Library ProgramsNext months roster of activities at Lakes Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults English Caf 6 p.m. Mondays, June 2, 9, 16 and 23 Practice your English with English Caf, a free conversation session for adult ESOL and ESL students. Each 90-minute session provides adult learners an opportunity to practice speaking English with native speakers. Participants may start at any time. Advanced registration is not necessary. Book Discussion: Coolidge by Amity Shlaes 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 17 Amity Shlaes provides a reexamination of Americas 30th president, Calvin Coolidge and the decade of unparalleled growth that the nation enjoyed under his leadership. Registration is required. Families Family Storytime 10 a.m. Mondays, June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required. Children Drop-In Fathers Day Paper Airplane Contest 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 7 Drop by the library to make a paper airplane with dad and compete in fun challenges. While supplies last. For children in grades K to 5. Sponsored by the Friends of Lakes Regional Library. No registration necessary. Special Needs Storytime 10 a.m. Saturday, June 14 This storytime emphasizes books, music and sensory experiences designed for children with special needs. The librarys welcoming environment will create a positive experience for children. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver, who will be an active participant in the program. Class size is limited to 10 children, plus their parents or caregivers. For children from 3 to 12 years old with special needs. Registration begins 3 weeks prior to event. Kids Read Down Fines 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 21 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Bring your library card with you. Your library card or library card number is required in order to access your account. Teens Crafts! 2 p.m. Thursday, June 12 Beaded bracelets, bookmarks, magnets your choice. Using supplies provided by the Friends of Lakes Regional, all teens and tweens are invited to the library to make a fun craft. Registration is not required but the program is limited to 24 participants. Kids Read Down Fines 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 21 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Bring your library card with you. Your library card or library card number is required in order to access your account. The Lakes Regional Library is located at 15290 Bass Road in Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4000. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.leelibrary.net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. Fort Myers Regional Library ProgramsNext months roster of activities at Fort Myers Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults Heavenly Hardanger 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 3 Location: Meeting Room CD Always wanted to try Hardanger embroidery, but it seemed too hard? Try your hand at it now in this low-stress program. Youll be surprised how easy it can be. All materials supplied. Registration is required. Beautiful Summer Beading 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 13 Location: Meeting Room CD Wow your friends with this lovely beaded treasure. All materials supplied. Registration is required. Long Distance Genealogical Research 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 14 Location: Meeting Room AB Speaker: Bryan L. Mulcahy Reference Librarian, Fort Myers Regional Library Locating genealogical information about ancestors presents many challenges. When you live hundreds or thousands of miles from their place of residence, it sometimes feels impossible. This seminar will focus on options that researchers may use when trying to conduct genealogical searches in other parts of the United States and overseas. Registration is required. Book Discussion: Mr. Penumbras 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan Noon Wednesday, June 18 Location: Main Library Conference Room C Historical Fiction can span time and distance. You never know where (or when) our book discussion selections will take you. Join us! Registration is required. How to Apply for a Habitat for Humanity Home 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 19 Location: Meeting Room AB Get started on the path to a new home. Habitat for Humanity representative Tanya Soholt will offer instructions and information on applying for affordable housing through the Habitat program. Summer Greeting Cards 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 24 Location: Meeting Room CD Youll love sending these special greeting cards. Try new techniques, have fun and take home some great cards. All materials supplied. Registration is requested. Family Toddler Storytime 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, June 10, 17 and 24 Children 2 years old and their caregivers participate in song, fingerplays and short stories. The success of this age group depends on adult participation and encouragement. Toddler storytime lasts approximately 30 minutes. Baby-Parent Rhyme Time 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, June 19 and 25 Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby. These rhymes and songs are for infants, up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce rhyming and movement to infants. Registration is required. Children & Teens Kids Read Down Fines 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 7 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, June 16 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Bring your library card with you. Your library card or library card number is required in order to access your account. The Fort Myers Regional is located at 2450 First Street in Fort Myers. Adult programs are held in the meeting room building located across the library campus at 1651 Lee Street. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4600. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.leelibrary.net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. North Fort Myers Public Library ProgramsNext months roster of activities at North Fort Myers Public Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults Books & Bites 10:30 a.m. Mondays, June 2 Join this monthly social hour. Discuss any books in any format, or movies of interest. Whether given a rant or a rave it will be fun to talk about. The library provides the coffee and refreshments, attendees provide the enthusiasm. Miss Marple Monthly Knitters 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 3 These sessions are for knitters and crocheters of all levels. You are invited to visit and share project and technique ideas. This group will meet on the first Tuesday of every month. Mindfulness Practice in a Stress Induced Society: Unwiring Negativity 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14 Join the North Fort Myers Public Library and learn what mindfulness is, ways to practice mindfulness concepts, how to identify societal stress messages and ways to empower the brain. Book Discussion: Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick 2 p.m. Thursday, June 19 For 38 years, Bartholomews life revolved around his mother. After she passes, Bartholomew has no idea how to be alone. After finding a Free Tibet letter from Richard Gere, Bartholomew embarks upon a quest to Canada with a struggling priest, a Girlbrarian, her feline-loving brother and the spirit of Richard Gere to see the cat Parliament, find his biological father, and to discover so much more. Family Family Storytime 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 26 This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required. Children Kids Read Down Fines 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 14 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Bring your library card with you. Your library card or library card number is required in order to access your account. Pop-Up Storytime Fun 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 26 Favorite pop-up stories will be presented in this program for all ages. Registration is requested. Teens Kids Read Down Fines 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 14 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Bring your library card with you. Your library card or library card number is required in order to access your account. The North Fort Myers Public Library is located at 2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE in North Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4320. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.leelibrary.net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program.
19 THE RIVER MAY 30, 2014 Red Sox Demise After Last Years Victory Is Baseballs Puzzlementby Ed FrankIts almost impossible to believe. What in the world has gone wrong with the World Champion Boston Red Sox in 2014? When this week began, the Red Sox had lost a staggering 10 games in a row, their longest losing streak in 20 years. With the second worst record in the American League at 20-29 (.408), the Bosox already had fallen eight games behind firstplace Toronto in the AL East. The last-to-first finish of a year ago was a distant memory as two months into the 2014 season, Boston was once again in last place. Never, never when the team left here two months ago at the end of spring training was such a disastrous season anticipated. The reasons are many for the unexpected collapse. During the 10-game skid, Boston hit a feeble .212 overall. With runners in scoring position, the team batting average was .197 and a mere .207 against right-handed pitching. Last year, the team never experienced anything more than losing three games in a row. The frustration of the day-after-day losses boiled over last Sunday during an 8-5 loss to Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field. After the Rays Yunel Escobar had doubled home two runs to give Tampa an 8-3 lead, he took off for third base in an uncontested swipe of the base. Red Sox catcher David Ross began to bark at Escobar from the dugout and Escobar began to shout back. Then Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes, a former Ray, rushed in from the outfielder and shoved Escobar. The benches cleared and when order was restored, Escobar, Gomes and Sean Rodriquez were ejected. Obviously, the uncontested steal with an 8-3 lead by Tampa did not sit well with Boston. But Rays manager Ray Maddon harkened back to Game One of the 2013 AL Division Series between the two clubs. With Tampa trailing 8-2 in the eighth inning, Jacob Ellsbury singled to lead off the inning and then stole second. I did not take exception when they stole on us last year in the eighth inning of the Division Series. I really wish they (Boston) would roll back the tape and look at that more specifically, Maddon said. But Ross countered: I think our whole team took exception to the stolen base down five with two outs in the seventh. He ( Escobar) is in scoring position. I think were just tired of getting beat. Were frustrated. Within minutes of that 10th straight loss, the downtrodden Red Sox learned that Josh Beckett, the former Red Sox pitcher who was traded away two years ago, had pitched a no-hit game that afternoon for the Los Angeles Dodgers. You might remember that the 34-year-old Beckett was dumped by the Red Sox in the deal that also sent Adrian Gonzales and Carl Crawford to the Dodgers in a $275 million salary-saving transaction. Beckett reportedly was the ringleader in the infamous beer-and-chicken-eating episodes during Red Sox games. As bad as the first two months of the season have been for Boston, remember it is a six-month season and there is time to correct the ship. But that course correction must come soon or the Red Sox will fall so far down in the basement they will never see daylight. Miracle Start Week Just 1-1/2 Games Out of First Place After winning four of their last six games, the Fort Myers Miracle started this week with a 28-21 season record and trailed first-place St. Lucie by just 1-1/2 games in the Florida State League South Division. Miracle starter Jose Berrios, a first-round draft pick last year by the Minnesota Twins, pitched Fort Myers to a 6-1 win last Sunday by limiting Jupiter to just one run and seven hits over six strong innings. He struck out seven to raise his strikeout total to a team-leading 52. The 19-year-old Berrios improved his season record to 4-2 with a low 2.55 ERA. The Miracle begin an eight-game home stand tomorrow, Saturday, at 6:05 p.m. against the Tampa Yankees. Tampa is here for four games followed by a four-game series with Lakeland. Golf Promotion Supports Food BankFor the fifth consecutive year, WCI Communities has partnered with Harry Chapin Food Bank to create a unique funding opportunity: Supporters who donate $100 to the food bank through the www.WCIGolf. com website will receive a complimentary foursome at one of four WCI golf courses in Southwest Florida. For each $100, the food bank can purchase $600 worth of food and supplies. Last years promotion raised nearly $19,000, which was leveraged into approximately $114,000 in food products by enabling Harry Chapin Food Bank to access donated items from a variety of partners. The complimentary foursome certificates are valid for play June 1 through September 30 and are available for purchase now through September 15. Tee time reservations are available two days in advance at the following WCI golf courses: Pelican Preserve Golf Club in Fort Myers Raptor Bay Golf Club in Bonita Springs The Colony Golf & Country Club in Bonita Springs Venetian Golf & River Club in Venice For more information or to donate, visit www.WCIGolf.com or contact Shelley Johnson at 239-390-4724, ShelleyJohnson@wcicommunities.com. A Frightening Scenarioby Di SaggauI recently heard Florida author Karna Small Bodman speak at Continental Womens Club, where I bought her newest book Castle Bravo. It was so intriguing I read it in one day. The topic is the terrorist threat of an EMP, Electro-Magnetic Pulse. Such an attack would cripple the country resulting in a complete breakdown of society. I contacted Bodman and asked if this could happen and are we prepared if it did? She said, Not at all. Certain government facilities are hardened against an EMP attack but the rest of us are not protected at all. Were completely vulnerable. This is one of the scariest scenarios I can imagine and thats why I wrote about it in Castle Bravo. Im trying to call attention to this very real national security threat. In the novel, White House Director of Homeland Security Samantha Reid receives intelligence about the creation of an Electro-Magnetic Pulse, sending shock waves that would fry all electronics on the ground in its line of sight. It would set us back to the year 1910. We would have no communications, internet, electricity, refrigeration, sanitation or transportation, Bodman said. Dont think our enemies arent researching this option. Our electric utilities need to harden the grids, purchase backup equipment and we also need to harden other facilities. We could do a lot of this for around $2 billion, a mere pittance compared to the utter devastation that would occur. We need to contact our members of Congress as well as our utility companies and ask them to pay attention. Bodman speaks from experience. She served in the Reagan White House for six years, first as deputy press secretary and later as senior director and spokesman for the National Security Council. I was in morning staff meetings in the Situation Room, committee meetings in the Roosevelt and Cabinet Rooms and occasional meetings in the Oval Office, she added. I use all of these settings in my novels. Many authors write stories from the headlines, but when you think about it, headlines are often made in the White House. Those are the stories Im trying to write. I loved reading the quotation from John Adams carved into an oak paneling in the White House: I pray to Heaven to Bestow the Best of Blessings on THIS HOUSE and all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but Honest and Wise Men ever rule under this roof. Amen to that. Her descriptions of White House settings and appointments are accurate. I was happy to read that a portrait of Dolley Madison hangs over the fireplace in the Red Room. I just finished reading a biography about this great First Lady. Castle Bravo is a fascinating read. It takes you inside the the hallowed halls of government where decisions are made concerning our nations future. I agree with author Kyle Mills, who said, Bodman has an amazing gift for creating scenarios that terrify and the government background to make them feel so real you find yourself checking the news to make sure they arent really happening. Bodman is working on two more novels. Trust But Verify and Affairs Of State are due out soon. The first features some of the characters from Castle Bravo and the other is first in a series of romantic thrillers with some new White House and State Department characters. Visit www.KarnaBodman.com for more information on all of her books. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com
THE RIVER MAY 30, 201420 Top 10 Real Estate SalesCourtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate Development City Year BuiltSquare FootageListing Price Selling Price Days On Market McPhie Park Fort Myers Beach2013 4,321 $1,759,000 $1,550,000 50 Verona Lago Miromar Lakes 2003 3,368 $1,100,000 $1,025,000 235 Ravista Bonita Springs 2004 3,290 $1,098,999 $1,020,000 67 Longlake Bonita Springs 1995 3,437 $1,099,000 $980,000 182 Northridge Bonita Springs 2003 3,382 $836,500 $810,000 30 Chateaux Sur Mer Unrecorded Subdivision Sanibel 1969 2,303 $809,000 $788,000 339 Copper Lake Bonita Springs 2002 2,882 $699,000 $670,000 168 Belle Lago Fort Myers 2006 3,132 $690,000 $665,000 42 Abbey Subdivision Fort Myers 1992 3,587 $699,500 $645,000 58 Belle Lago Fort Myers 2005 4,420 $749,000 $630,000 19 Financial FocusStart Saving Today For Tomorrows College Bills by Jennifer BaseyAnother school year is drawing to a close. If you have young children, you might be planning for their summer activities. But you also might want to look even farther into the future to the day when your kids say goodbye to their local schools and hello to their college dormitories. When that day arrives, will you be financially prepared to pay for the high costs of higher education? Consider this: For the 2013 academic year, the average cost (tuition, fees, room and board) was $18,391 for an instate student at a four-year public college or university, and $40,917 for a private school, according to the College Board. And these costs may well be considerably higher by the time your children enter college. Of course, these are just the sticker prices; some families pay less, thanks to grants and tax benefits, such as the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit. Still, you may encounter some hefty college bills down the road. But college is still a good investment in your childs future. Over an adults working life, an individual with a bachelors degree can expect to earn, on average, nearly $1 million more than someone with only a high school diploma, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. So youre saving for a good cause. Unfortunately, you may not be saving enough or you might not be making the most of your savings. To save for college, more parents use a general savings account than any other method, according to Sallie Maes How America Saves For College 2014 study. These types of accounts carry two significant drawbacks: They typically earn tiny returns and they offer no tax advantages. However, you do you have some attractive college-funding vehicles available, one of which is a 529 plan. Your 529 plan earnings accumulate tax free, provided they are used for qualified higher education expenses. (529 plan distributions not used for qualified expenses may be subject to federal and state income tax and a 10 percent IRS penalty.) Furthermore, your 529 plan contributions may be deductible from your state taxes. But 529 plans vary, so be sure to check with your tax advisor regarding deductibility. A 529 plan offers other benefits, too. For one thing, the lifetime contribution limits for 529 plans are quite generous; while these limits vary by state, some plans allow contributions well in excess of $200,000. And a 529 plan is flexible: If your child decides against college or vocational school, you can transfer the unused funds to another family member, tax and penalty free. While a 529 plan is a popular choice for college savings, it is not the only option available. You also might want to consider a Coverdell Education Savings Account, which like a 529 plan can generate tax-free earnings if the money is used for higher education expenses. You can typically only put in a maximum of $2,000 per year to a Coverdell account, but it does offer more flexibility in investment choices than a 529 plan. Your children may be young today, but, before you know it, theyll be packing their bags for college. So, no matter which college savings vehicles you choose, put them to work soon. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. AppleJuiceSiriby Carol Rooksby Weidlich, President, SWACKSSiri, an intelligent personal assistant works as an application for Apple Inc.s iOS. Siri was first introduced as an iOS application available in Apples App Store by Siri, Inc. Apple acquired Siri, Inc. in April of 2010, and it has been a key part of Apples iOS since iOS5. Siri was a new feature of the iPhone4S in 2011 and for the third generation iPad with iOS6 in 2012. Siri is included on all Apple iOS devices released since October 2012. Here are some things to know about Siri: 1. Siris default voice is female but can easily be given a male voice by going to Settings > General > Siri > Voice Gender. Tap the arrow to the right and check Male or Female. 2. Take precautions and be sure Siri is private and only available to you after you have unlocked your iPhone or iPad. Go to Settings > Passcode (Enter Your Passcode) and click on the Siri button so that it doesnt show green. By doing this, Siri can only be used once youve entered your passcode, making it hard for someone to break into your iPhone or iPad. 3. Siri can read and write your emails and text messages: Tell Siri to read my email or read my Messages. Siri will then tell you about your emails or text messages telling you who sent it, the date and time sent, the subject matter and even read them. When shes completed the email or text message, she will ask you if you want to reply. Simply respond, Yes and start dictating. 4. Siri reminders: Say you need to stop at the store before arriving home. Tell Siri Remind me to stop at the grocery store when I leave work. 5. Search the Internet: Siri can perform web searches using Google, Yahoo or Bing; find business reviews using Yelp; search Wikipedia; give you turn by turn directions and more. Just press your Home Button and ask Siri your question. The simpler your questions are, the better response youll get. Workshops are held the second Tuesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m., and meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. (with the exception of July and August) at Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Road in Fort Myers. For more information about the Southwest Florida Apple Computer Knowledge Society, visit www.swacks. org. Forensic Accountant Elected To BoardThe board of directors of the Lee County Legal Aid Society recently elected Leslea G. Ellis to the board. A Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner, Ellis is the owner of Leslea Ellis, LLC, a CPA firm serving accounting and tax clients in the greater Southwest Florida area. Established is 2013, the firm specializes in fraud examination and forensic accounting litigation support for the entire state of Florida. I am honored to be a part of this worthy organization and to help support those in need in the area of family law, commented Ellis. For more than 40 years, the Lee County Legal Aid Society has worked to ensure equal justice to all by providing legal representation to residents who cannot afford it in family law proceedings including divorce, dependency, custody, and paternity. For more information, contact them at 334-6118 or email@example.com.
21 THE RIVER MAY 30, 2014 Gulf Coast Humane Society Plans To Bring Shelter To Cape CoralAt a fundraising event hosted by Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery on May 16, the Gulf Coast Humane Society, announced they are in the beginning stages of plans to open an animal shelter in Cape Coral. The plan, while originally thought to be five years down the road, has gained so much momentum that the Gulf Coast Humane Society is estimating the project to be completed in the next two to three years. The momentum can be attributed to the generous support of local business owners and the City of Cape Corals willingness to partner with the GCHS. Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Humane Society, Jennifer Galloway, stated, We are so excited to be working with the City of Cape Coral. At the fundraiser, Wicked Dolphin Rum and owners, JoAnn and Robert Elardo, generously pledged $100,000 while Lee and Stuart Meyers, longtime supporters of the GCHS, pledged $50,000. LAI Design Associates, LLC also announced that they will be donating their architectural services in the design of the new facility. In total, the event grossed just over $200,000. Its our pleasure to be able to contribute to the new Gulf Coast Humane Society shelter in Cape Coral, said JoAnn Elardo. Cape Coral is a great city in need of services like the humane society, not only for the dogs and cats it will save and service, but for the people as well. Its a great step forward for a great city. For more information about the Gulf Coast Humane Society, call 332-0364 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Lee Meyers, Jennifer Galloway, JoAnn Elardo and Joe the dog Wicked Dolphin hosted a fundraising event on May 16 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My child has an IEP for some behavioral and academic problems. We are going to meet soon for his annual review and I need some help to understand what is meant by measureable IEP goals. How are goals supposed to be measured? Lynnette C., Fort Myers Lynette, You have asked an excellent question. IEP goals provide the basis for instruction, describing what a child needs related to their disability. Goals are typically written for what a student can reasonably accomplish in one school year. A measureable goal is generally written in quantifiable terms. That means numbers in some form very often in percentages, words per minute, time or amount and scores. There is a process for writing measureable goals and it is essentially the same for academics and behaviors. It begins with identifying a target or specific behavior. The behavior must be clearly defined in non-judgmental terms and must have baseline data collected on it. Sometimes, behavior goals are harder to write as measureable goals. Often, behavior goals indicate that a behavior needs to increase such as work production or paying attention but it is not written clearly. You can make behavior goals measurable by describing the factors surrounding the behavior. These factors include: Precipitating events What happens before free time, lunch, specials Environmental factors Physical conditions of the setting, i.e. instructional setting, cafeteria, etc. Results of the behavior Consequences of the behavior, i.e. how is the student rewarded? Other observable patterns, i.e. time of day, associations, etc. Identifying the factors surround the behavior can really key in and provide specific answers about the behavior. For example, a common mistake would be to write a goal that says the student must complete more work in class. That is not a measureable goal, however, it can be turned into one. Heres an example: By end of school year, this student will independently complete five assignments per day, with five or less prompts, with 85 percent accuracy on four out of five trials as documented on this students log. Here is an example of a well-written measureable academic goal for early reading. By end of school year, the student will increase his ability to sequence a story with using three or four pictures by 30 percent over baseline data. Remember that IEP goals must describe what the child will do, be observable, functional, meaningful, achievable, measureable and related to grade/state standards. Here is an easy acronym SMART (one of many used in special education) that may be helpful when trying to assess IEP goals. SMART stands for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and timed. It takes time and energy to review your childs goals each year but it is well worth it given that this is the key to his education. For more information on IEP goals, visit www.wrightslaw.com. 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 email@example.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Cassidy GraduatesMcKenzie Cassidy, a resident of Fort Myers, received a master of arts in creative writing from Wilkes University at the schools spring 2014 commencement. Schmidt Graduates, Makes Deans ListKyle Schmidt, a resident of Cape Coral, graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in business administration and media management from Heidelberg University on May 11 In addition, Schmidt was named to the university deans list. Hobbs Named To Deans ListAmanda Jane Hobbs of Fort Myers, whose major is industrial engineering, has been named to the Deans List at Clemson University for the spring 2014 semester. To be named to the Deans List, the student must achieve a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale. Students Named To Presidents ListClemson University has announced the names of local students who are on the spring 2014 Presidents List. They are: Alex Andrew Kellum of Cape Coral, whose major is chemistry Samantha J. Chestney of Fort Myers, whose major is financial management Joseph William Sedlak of Fort Myers, whose major is English.
THE RIVER MAY 30, 201422 Beckwith Participates In U.S. Senate Special Committee On Aging PanelSamira K. Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope HealthCare Services, participated in a U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging panel in Washington, DC on May 21 that focused on end-of-life issues and how the private sector and government can be more responsive to patients and their families. Our health care system is excellent at managing acute episodic illness or injury, but there is great need to establish appropriate care systems for the number of aging boomers with advanced progressing illness, Beckwith shared with the committee. Hospice benefits need to be more accessible for individuals as they experience significant physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial burdens and become eligible for hospice care. The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging is chaired by Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Fla.) with ranking member Sen. Susan M. Collins (R-Maine). Beckwith urged the committee to examine the nine significant regulatory changes in 2014 that occurred without coordinating policy changes or their implementation, and without considering the impact on patients and families. Administrative and regulatory burdens that present obstacles include the new Medicare Part D requirements, face-to-face requirement and a one size fits all approach across providers and patient populations that does not work for end-of-life care. The Medicare Hospice Benefit was designed to be flexible enough to meet the wide variety of needs and experiences that can be present in our vulnerable patient population, said Beckwith. These are the very aspects of the benefit that seem threatened now through the scrutiny on variations in length of stay, levels of care, setting of care and utilization of various staff on the hospice interdisciplinary team. Beckwith advocated for a national effort to increase hospice use during the last two years of life instead of misguided efforts to reduce the length of stay to reduce costs and improve patients quality of life. Joining Beckwith in the Continuing The Conversation: The Role of Health Care Providers in Advance Care Planning roundtable discussion were Carmella A. Bocchino, RN, Americas Health Insurance Plans; William Novelli, Coalition to Transform Advanced Care and McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University; Randall Krakauer, MD, Aetna; Daniel OBrien, Ph.D., Ascension Health; and Paul Malley, Aging With Dignity. Jennie Chin Hansen, RN, of the American Geriatrics Society, moderated the panel. For more information, call 855-454-3100 or visit www.HopeHCS.org. New Limited-Edition Vintage Circus Posters StampsStep right up and share the magic of the circus as the U.S. Postal Service issues the new, limited-edition Vintage Circus Posters Forever stamps. A vailable as a set of 16 stamps, customers may purchase the Vintage Circus Posters stamps at the Postal Store, at 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724) and at post offices nationwide or visit ebay.com/stamps to shop for a wide variety of postage stamps and collectibles. The new Vintage Circus Posters Forever stamps are modeled after original circus posters including those promoting the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and are now part of the Tibbals Digital Collection at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. Each stamp features one vintage circus poster. The panes verso text includes a brief description of the history and purpose of circus posters. The selvage features an image of a circus entrance shot by photographer Edward J. Kelty in 1937. Art director Greg Breeding worked on the stamp pane with designer Jennifer Arnold. Samira K. Beckwith Shell Point Informational Meetings Residents of Southwest Florida who would like to learn about resort-style retirement options and lifecare from an experienced retirement counselor are invited to attend one of several informational meetings at Shell Point Retirement Community. The meetings will be held at 10 a.m. in the main Commons located in The Woodlands neighborhood at Shell Point on June 10, 18 and 25. After the presentation, guests can tour The Island neighborhood and visit furnished models in The Woodlands neighborhood. Guests will also learn more about The Estuary, Shell Points newest neighborhood, which will include 50 residences in a combination of singlefamily and twin villa homes along with a community center and a pool. Admission is free; however, seating is limited, so reservations are required and may be made by visiting www.shellpoint.org/seminars or by calling Maureen Thomson at 4661131 or 1-800-780-1131. Shell Point Retirement Community is just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. Free Pet Adoption This WeekendLee County Domestic Animal Services will join seven organizations in Lee County to offer free pets to qualified homes May 31 and June 1 as a part of the national event, Maddies Pet Adoption Days. The Animal Refuge Center, Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida, Gulf Coast Humane Society, Haven on Earth Animal League, Helping Paws Animal Sanctuary and PAWS Lee County also will be a part of the 5th annual event at various locations around the county. On June 1, Lee County Domestic Animal Services also invites pet owners to bring their dogs to the shelter from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for games and activities. There will be vendors, refreshments, music and face painting, as well as a Microchip ID Clinic from noon to 2 pm. The shelter is at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. The lush grounds of Shell Point Retirement Community Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email firstname.lastname@example.org
23 THE RIVER MAY 30, 2014 deaRPharmacistHow To Keep Yourself From Faintingby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Ive been fainting (or almost fainting) several times a year for the last six years, and no one has been able to figure out why. Ive done every scan on my brain and arteries, and everything is normal. I take two blood pressure medications, something for depression and thyroid. What can you say to someone prone to fainting? BW, Silver Springs, Florida Normal? Its not normal to pass out. After passing out, a person requires little more than just lying flat (supine) until consciousness is regained. Smelling salts can help you come to a little faster and you can buy those online. The real danger is hitting your head on the way down! Your physicians should keep asking the question Why? The sudden loss of consciousness from fainting is scary and occurs from diminished blood flow to the brain. Im relieved your scans are okay, but that leaves you in a quandary as to how to manage another episode. Ill help you think this through. Most fainting is triggered by damage to the vagus nerve which connects your brain to your digestive system. When you eat, this nerve sends blood to your stomach and intestines and pulls it from your brain. If it yanks too much, you could pass out. Same thing can happen if you reduce blood pressure too quickly, if you bear down for bowel movements, or if you vomit or have chronic diarrhea. So eat slowly, and nurture your digestive tract by eating well, taking probiotics and avoiding food triggers. Check your blood pressure routinely, your medication dose may be too high, or the combination of your two drugs could be triggering this. The vagus nerve is a touchy little nerve that could be infected. I truly believe most people carry pathogens in their body that attack the vagus nerve, and you dont even know it. Images dont show these bugs on MRIs, MRAs, CT or CTA scans. Definitely avoid dehydration. Too little water in your bloodstream lowers your blood pressure (plus you take medicine), and this stimulates the vagus nerve, causing dizziness and fainting. Living in hot climates can make this worse. So can anxiety, like the sight of blood or shocking news. Drinking alcohol or taking certain drugs, even prescription drugs, can cause blood vessel relaxation and dehydration, which cause fainting. Diuretics like HCTZ, furosemide or natural diuretics can make the lights go out in your brain! Other medications that make you more prone to fainting include nitrates for angina, stimulants for attention-deficit, heart drugs and all the blood pressure medications. A condition called carotid sinus hypersensitivity occurs in elderly men and the slightest rubbing to a certain area of the neck can make you drop. Doctors dont usually look for this. Heart disease, anemia and hypothyroidism are other common causes for fainting. More on that at my new website www. TheThyroidSummit.com. Bottom line is to keep exploring why the blood drains from your brain so quickly and dont resign yourself to living with this. 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. SuzyCohen.com. Support GroupOn Monday, June 9 beginning at 11 a.m., Faith United Methodist Church is launching an Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group sponsored by the Southwest Florida Gulf Alzheimers Association. On the second Monday of each month, caregivers of diagnosed loved ones will find excellent resources, information and emotional support. Free respite care may be provided by a professional facility near our church for the hour of meeting. RSVP at least one day prior to the meeting is required. Call Pastor Kathy at 482-2030 ext. 233 for more information. Faith United Methodist Church is located at 15690 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, I used to have the time to exercise and watch my diet, but no more. My elderly parents moved in, and their care appears to be more than I can physically and emotionally handle. I have gained 70 pounds and on a recent visit, my doctor has told me I am now diabetic. We are thinking of moving my mother into an assisted living community to ease my burden, because living with this stress is destroying my health. Do you have any suggestions to help ease our burden? Winifred Dear Winifred, Caring for elderly family members can be very difficult more difficult than most families realize when they first make the invitation. In order for you to care for them, you must care for yourself. It may be the right choice to move your mother, but first try having some part-time help maybe two or three hours a day in your home. While the help is there, do something for yourself; ask a friend to go for a walk or go walking in a nearby mall. Talk to a nutritionist and make a diet plan for yourself, and lose the weight. These are just starting solutions; when your physical health improves, you can go on to the next step and make further decisions. Lizzie Dear Winfred, Your parents need to move into an assisted living community or other living environment. While I can tell from your letter that you love your parents and want to care for them, there are many ways to love and care for older parents. Additionally, if something happened to you, what would happen to their best advocate? In a way, it is in your parents best interest to care for yourself. I am not suggesting that you pick a place without involving them and then leave them there. I am suggesting you talk with them and make this a family decision and planning process. If you need outside assistance, contact their primary care physician for a mental health referral. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is email@example.com. National Nursing Home WeekWith an Aloha Spirit theme, The Calendar Girls dazzled the residents of HealthPark Care and Rehab Center in Fort Myers on May 12 in honor of National Nursing Home Week. For more information, visit www.calendargirlsflorida.com. The Calendar Girls recently visited HealthPark Care and Rehab Center photo by Ron Cox The Thyroid Summit brings together more than 30 of the worlds leading authorities on thyroid wellness. You dont have to y anywhere. You dont have to wait in long lines. You dont have to watch from the back of a room. You dont have to spend another dime to hear what the experts have to say. Its all free! Why conventional medicine has failed most thyroid patients What are the best lab tests to order Which blood test you dont need Why youre always the coldest one in the room What are the best ranges for certain blood tests (because your lab normals are not ideal) Save a Seat www.TheThyroidSummit.com JUNE 2-9, 2014A FREE ONLINE EVENTShare your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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My Stars FOR WEEK OF JUNE 2, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Theres nothing an Aries Lamb likes less than having to tackle a humdrum task. But finding a creative way to do it can make all the difference. A more exciting time awaits you this weekend. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Finishing up a job on time leaves you free to enjoy your weekend without any Taurean guilt pangs. A romantic attitude from an unlikely source could take you by surprise. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Moving in a new career direction might be seen by some as risky. But if you have both the confidence to see it through and the facts to back you up, it could prove rewarding. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Holding back on a decision might be difficult, considering how long youve waited for this opportunity. But until youre able to resolve all doubts, it could be the wiser course to take. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You still need to move carefully where financial matters are concerned. Better for the Lion to move slowly than pounce on a promising prospect that doesnt keep its promises. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A rejection of an idea you believe in can be upsetting. But dont let it discourage you. Get yourself back on track and use what youve learned from the experience to try again. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) The early part of the week could find you looking to balance your priorities between your family obligations and your career responsibilities. Pressures begin to ease by weeks end. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) An associates problem could cause unavoidable delays in moving ahead with your joint venture. If so, use the time to look into another project you had previously set aside. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Although a financial problem could be very close to being resolved in your favor, its still a good idea to avoid unnecessary spending for at least a little while longer. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Support for some unwelcome workplace decisions begins to show up, and continues to build, so that by weeks end, the gregarious Goat is as popular as ever. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Congratulations. Deciding to attend a social function you might have earlier tried to avoid could turn out to be one of the best decisions youve made in a long time. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Getting into a new situation could prove to be a more difficult experience than you expected. Dont hesitate to ask for advice in coping with some of the more irksome challenges. BORN THIS WEEK: Your strong sense of duty makes you a valued and trusted member of your community. Have you considered a career in law enforcement? On June 7, 1692, a massive earthquake devastates the infamous town of Port Royal in Jamaica, killing thousands. A large tsunami hit soon after, putting half of Port Royal under 40 feet of water. In the 17th century, Port Royal was known throughout the New World as a headquarters for piracy and smuggling. On June 4, 1754, 22-year-old Lt. Colonel George Washington begins construction of a makeshift Fort Necessity, near presentday Pittsburgh. The fort was built to defend his forces from French soldiers enraged by the murder of Ensign Joseph Coulon de Jumonville while in Washingtons custody. On June 3, 1800, President John Adams becomes the first acting president to take up residence in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, the White House was not yet finished, so Adams moved into temporary digs at Tunnicliffes City Hotel near the also halffinished Capitol building. On June 5, 1922, George Carmack, the first person to discover gold along the Klondike River, dies in Vancouver, British Columbia. In 1896, near the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike River, Carmack stumbled across a deposit of gold so rich that he needed no pan to see it: Thumb-sized pieces of gold lay scattered about the creek bed. On June 2, 1935, Babe Ruth, one of the greatest players in the history of baseball, ends his Major League playing career after 22 seasons, 10 World Series and 714 home runs. The following year, Ruth was one of the first five players inducted into the sports hall of fame On June 8, 1945, President Harry Truman issues Executive Order 9568, permitting the release of scientific information from previously top-secret World War II documents. Executive Order 9568 was a stepping stone to future transparency-oriented legislation, including the Freedom of Information Act, passed in 1966. On June 6, 1971, after more than two decades of weekly productions, The Ed Sullivan Show airs for the final time. The show is now remembered most for providing so many iconic moments in the history of televised rock and roll. It was beloved Peanuts cartoonist Charles Schulz who made the following sage observation: Life is like a 10-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use. If youre like the average American, you will consume 22 pounds of lettuce this year. You might be surprised to learn that some fish can hibernate. During the long, dark winters, the Antarctic cod will burrow under the seabed and stay there for days at a time, cutting its metabolism by two-thirds. The name of the state of Wyoming comes from the Algonquian word chwewamink, which translates as at the big river flat. If you pay attention to politics at all, youve almost certainly heard the term gerrymander used to describe the practice of carving up electoral districts in such a way that one party has an advantage. You probably dont know, though, how that term entered the lexicon. In 1812, a new district in Essex County, Massachusetts, was created, and a journalist thought the twisting boundaries caused the district to resemble a salamander. A cartoon highlighting the resemblance was created, and because the party that did the redistricting was led by Gov. Elbridge Gerry, the practice was dubbed gerrymandering. Even the worlds best high jumper is unable to stay in the air for more than a single second. Before he became a comedian and actor, Bob Newhart worked as an accountant at the Illinois State Unemployment Office. Those who keep track of such things say that Elvis Presley had 18 TVs at Graceland. One of them was installed in the ceiling over his bed. It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. -Carl Sagan THIS WEEK IN HISTORY THOUGHT FOR THE DAY STRANGE BUT TRUE PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is a sheet of printed stamps called? 2. GEOGRAPHY: What is the capital of Canadas Northwest Territories? 3. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a baby bat called? 4. MUSIC: How many holes does the musical instrument called a recorder have? 5. LANGUAGE: What is a lazaretto? 6. ARCHITECTURE: What is adobe made of? 7. MYTHOLOGY: Who was the Greek god of medicine? 8. DISCOVERIES: Who is credited with discovering the air brake? 9. BIRTHSTONES: What is Februarys traditional birthstone? 10. MATH: What is the Arabic equivalent of the Roman numeral CMXC? TRIVIA TEST 1. A pane 2. Yellowknife 3. A pup 4. Seven in the front and a thumbhole in the back 5. A place to quarantine people with infectious disease, such as leprosy 6. The building material is made of dried earth and straw. 7. Asclepius 8. George Westinghouse 9. Amethyst 10. 990. ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER MAY 30, 2014 SPORTS QUIZ 1. Only two players in major-league history have had a season of at least 30 home runs and 50 stolen bases. Name them. 2. How many major-league seasons did Julio Franco play, and did he ever appear in a World Series? 3. Who was the first black quarterback to win the Heisman Trophy? 4. Name the last rookie before Portlands Damian Lillard in the 2012-13 season to lead the NBA in minutes played for a season. 5. In 2013, Cornells Mitch Gillam became the third hockey goalie in NCAA history to score off a direct shot. Name either of the other two to do it. 6. When was the last time before 2014 that a South American country hosted the World Cup for mens soccer? 7. Who was the only world heavyweight boxing champion not to win a title bout? ANSWERS 1. Eric Davis (1987) and Barry Bonds (1990). 2. He played in 23 major-league seasons, with no World Series appearances. 3. Houstons Andre Ware, in 1989. 4. San Diegos Elvin Hayes, in the 1968-69 season. 5. Chad Alban of Michigan State (1998) and Mike Mantua of Western Michigan (2002). 6. Argentina hosted it -and won it -in 1978. 7. Ken Norton was awarded the WBC title in 1978, then lost it to Larry Holmes later that year.
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TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29 THE RIVER MAY 30, 2014 The Island Sun and The River Weekly NewsAlways on the table, and online, with everything you need to know about your community. NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva IslandsTHEIVER RF Bbtn Rf Dnt r F MnWEEKLY NEWS Serving Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers since 1993 Phone 395-1213 or 415-7732 Pick up a copy or go to IslandSunNews.com. Click on Read the Island Sun or The River Weeklywww.IslandSunNews.com HELP WANTEDPUBLIC RELATIONS / COMMUNICATIONS MANAGERCommunity Housing and Resources, Inc. (CHR) is seeking applicants for a full-time Public Relations and Communications Manager to lead outreach and public relations efforts for the agency. Duties include: writing and coordinating press releases, advertising, newsletters and website content; creating brochures, posters and other collateral materials; public speaking and assisting with events. Applicants must be adept public speakers, possess exceptional writing and organizational skills, and have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Publisher. A Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience is required. Experience working in a nonpro t setting is a plus. This is a fully bene tted position. Please mail or deliver resume and cover letter to Kelly Collini, Executive Director 2401 Library Way Sanibel, FL 33957 by 4 p.m. Friday, June 13. See a complete position description on CHRs website at SanibelCHR.org. EOENS 5/16 BM 6/13 VOLUNTEER/ JOB OPPORTUNITIESPAID volunteer opportunities to seniors, age 55 and over, to tutor/mentor children in elementary schools & after-school programs. Offering a stipend, mileage reimbursement, annual physical, holiday, vacation, and sick pay all tax exempt. Providing struggling school children a chance to succeed in school, and offering opportunities that will last a lifetime. Call Joan at The Dr. Piper Center at 239-332-5346. NS 1/17 NC TFN 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.NS 4/4 NC TFN HELP WANTEDRNPART TIME (FORT MYERS, FL)One week per month. Stem Cell and Prolotherapy clinic. Learn more about our specialty treatments at www.caringmedical.com Email resume with cover letter to Mandi Jones at email@example.com NS 5/23 CC 5/30 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITYThe Sunshine Ambassador Program is a new and exciting volunteer opportunity offered at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida located within HealthPark Medical Center. The Sunshine Ambassadors will greet, assist and be a positive rst point of contact for patients, families and visitors entering the hospital. The Ambassadors also make a difference to families by providing educational and healthful resources to assist in GRANDparenting for GRANDchildren. We are currently seeking year-round volunteers to work one 4-hour shift Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. If you would be interested in learning more about this wonderful new opportunity, please contact Lisa Ellinwood, Volunteer Resources Coordinator at 239-343-5062 at the Golisano Childrens Hospital.NS 2/8 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 1/4 NC TFN SHOP AT WHOLE FOODS & TRADER JOESShuttle to one or both every Thursday. $40 Sanibel, $50 Captiva roundtrip. Door to door service. Help with bags. Call Santiva Cab at 239-472-0151. Ask about personal shopping services. NS 5/30 CC 5/30 LPN AVAILABLE LPN available for home health care, able to work 24/7. References available upon request. Many years of experience taking care of elderly in their homes. Call 207-350-9410. NS 5/30 CC 6/20 FOUNDPrescription sunglasses found in parking lot of Limetree Center on Wednesday, February 27. Claim at Island Sun newspaper, suite 2 in Limetree Center, or call 395-1213.NS 3/8 NC TFN LOST AND FOUND WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280 RS 3/7 CC 5/30 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN 30 FOOT +/BOAT SLIP FOR RENTOn Bay Drive. Deep Water Direct to Bay and Gulf. 413-374-3995.NS 5/2 CC 5/30 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION GIANT YARD SALEAntiques, Printers, Laptops, Games, Books, TONS of Unused Nail Polish, Collectibles, Bass Amp, Toys & MORE 645 Donax Street, Saturday, MAY 31, 9 AM No Early Birds!NS 5/30 CC 5/30
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 MAY 30, 201430 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 Good grief Charlie Brown, why havent I been adopted? My name is Sally and Ive been patiently waiting for well over a month for someone to notice what a sweet little dog I am. Im the right size, shape, breed, color and temperament that most families want. Id be a great match for a couple that just needs a little buddy to cuddle with and take for walks. So come see me, Ill be waiting My adoption fee is $75. My name is Fairy. Dont you think Im absolutely precious just like a little fairy? If you cant resist my sweet face, you will fall in love with my personality for sure. Dont forget that cats and kittens are always two-for-one here at Animal Services so why not bring home a friend for me too. I get along with all the cats here at the shelter. My adoption fee is $50. 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. Fairy ID# 587179 Sally ID# 585827
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