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FREETake Me Home VOL. 13, NO. 25 JUNE 27, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com A Midsummer Nights Sing ReturnsHungry families and children out of school for the summer will benefit from an evening of music and fellowship at the 17th annual A Midsummer Nights Sing, presented by First Presbyterian Church of Fort Myers and sponsored by the Galloway Family of Dealerships. The event, planned for Tuesday, July 8, at First Presbyterian Church at 2438 Second Street in downtown Fort Myers, will be a 90-minute performance of hymns, instrumentalists and special guests beginning at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, although voluntary cash donations and cans of nonperishable food will be accepted to benefit Community Cooperative (The Soup Kitchen).continued on page 15Sanibel Wildlife Refuge Hosts Free Sea Monsters Programs With Mote Marine LaboratoryAs part of its summer Sea Monsters traveling exhibit from Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge has scheduled a number of free related films and interactive programs in partnership with Mote. The exhibit and programs are made possible by grants to Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and a private family foundation. The programs below begin at 2 p.m. on the designated dates: Tuesday, July 8 50-minute interactive ocean careers program Friday, July 11 50-minute interactive manatees program Monday, July 14 60-minute NOVA: Why Sharks Attack film Monday, July 28 60-minute Inside Natures Giants: Giant Squid film Friday, August 15 50-minute sharks interactive program The interactive programs feature a Mote science educator interfacing live from Sarasota with program participants. Visitors can go hands-on with the Sea Monsters exhibit any time through August 18 during regular hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily in the Ding Darling Visitor & Education Center. Some features of the 12-foot exhibit include a Monster Makeover panel, where visitors can see themselves with different monster attributes, a sea puzzle, mako shark jaws, touchable shark skin, an inflated giant squid and other interactive elements. During the duration of the Sea Monsters exhibit, Tarpon Bay Explorers, the refuges recreation concession, offers $2 off coupons for its daytime Sea Life and Nature Cruise, which includes a Touch Tank Exploration session. Coupons are available at the Sea Monsters exhibit site. The offer is valid on Sea Life and Nature Cruises at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. only. It is not valid with any other offers and expires on August 31. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 472-8900. Mote Marine Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit marine science institution dedicated to todays research for tomorrows oceans. Learn more online at www.mote.org. Arts In Healthcare ExhibitThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center and the Arts in Healthcare program at Lee Memorial Health System present an exhibition of artists and performers with special abilities. This show is a collaborative effort between the Arts in Healthcare program and the Davis art center. The show opens for Art Walk on Friday, July 4, from 6 to 10 p.m. and continues through Friday, July 25. The Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street, in the River District, downtown Fort Myers.continued on page 15 Kids learn about creatures from the deep during the refuges free summer exhibit through August 18 Doug Molloy at last years Midsummer Nights Sing Beth Wininger in 2013 Artwork of fish by Rose McGahee, entitled Other Fish in the See


THE RIVER JUNE 27, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: A Big Pink Elephantby Gerri Reaves, PhDOnce upon a time, a big pink elephant could be found in downtown Fort Myers. No, it wasnt an escapee from a travelling circus or a figment of someones imagination, but a business that got its share of attention... and not only for the catchy name. First known as the Pink Elephant in the 1930s, it was a beer bar that also sold soft drinks and magazines. It was located on near the corner at Broadway in the footprint of todays Franklin Shops. After the Franklin Hardware Building was built in 1937, the business migrated across the street to the Fort Myers Realty Company Building on the northwest corner of First and Dean and occupied the former Hoyers Grocery. The elephant-shaped sign featuring the word EAT marked the location, visible in the circa 1940 photo (left). Other signs read beer, quick lunch and Big Elephant Restaurant, for by then it had been renamed. In early 1936, the business had received front-page attention in the Fort-Myers News Press when owner BR Davis notified the city attorney that he intended to operate a slot machine and strictly follow the city ordinance. Slot machines were popular nationwide in the 1920s and 1930s, as were other forms of gaming. In Fort Myers, the Royal Palm Hotel ran a casino, for example, and in the 1920s, there was a casino on Fort Myers Beach. But by the time the Pink Elephant announced that it would put its one-armed bandit in operation, the machines had begun to be associated with organized crime. Across the country, laws were passed to restrict their sale and transportation. Private clubs and resorts were usually an exception, however. The city ordinance was stricter than those of most cities in the state. It allowed for a machine to be in operation only from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. State, county and city licenses were required. The law also required the keeping of a ledger in which each player was to record his name, age, address, occupation and time of play. Players who did not sign their real names would be in violation of the law. In addition, the list was kept at City Hall, where it could be inspected by welfare officials and credit agencies. This ledger requirement, as intended, deterred some otherwise willing players. In addition, the operator had to record the amount played and won. The machine had to be blocked or out of sight except during legal playing hours, and when in play, had to be visible from the businesss front entrance. Minors were prohibited from playing, and only one machine per business was allowed. On that first day, the Pink Elephants machine was put continued on page 4 The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2014 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi George Beleslin Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kristy See Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Justen Dobbs Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Tom Hall Dr. Dave Hepburn Audrey Krienen Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Di Saggau The buildings are the same in this eastward view of First from Broadway, but no elephant sign beckons customers to enjoy a quick lunch and a beer photo by Gerri Reaves Circa 1940, the Big Elephant Grille, formerly the Pink Elephant, was located in the Fort Myers Realty Company Building at First and Dean. Notice the elephant-shaped sign (left). courtesy Southwest Florida Historical Society


3 THE RIVER JUNE 27, 2014 Fort Myers Public Art: Restored Bust Of Lee Reinstalledby Tom HallOn June 12, Lee County Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass and Mayor Randy Henderson unveiled a completely restored and refurbished bust of county namesake Robert E. Lee sitting proudly once again atop the gleaming gray Georgia granite pedestal in the median on Monroe Street between First and Bay. Commissioned at a cost of $6,000 by the now defunct Laetitia Ashmore Nutt chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (chapter 1447), the bust was sculpted and cast in bronze in Italy by a sculptor named Aldo Pero. It was hoisted into place by the Crone Monument Company of Memphis, Tennessee and originally unveiled in a dedication ceremony that took place on January 19, 1966, a date selected to mark the occasion of the 159th anniversary of Robert E. Lees birth. But the scorching Florida sun and wind, rain and humidity took its toll over the ensuing 48 years, causing the bust to lose both its luster and definition. So we hired an expert on marker restoration who has returned the American icon and our Countys namesake to its original look, explained Cmdr. Robert Gates of the Major William M. Footman Camp #1950 Sons of Confederate Veterans, which maintains the memorial in collaboration with the local chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Noted military historian and Estero resident Dr. Ted Childress reminded those who gathered for the unveiling and rededication why Cattle Kind and City Father Francis Asbury Hendry nominated Lee as namesake for the county when it was formed in 1887. That period in history was characterized by greed, labor unrest and political corruption and cronyism. People needed to be reminded of the collective importance of attributes such as honesty and integrity, stated Childress, a retired Professor Emeritus of History at Jacksonville State College. It was not Lees successes and failures on the battlefield that Francis Asbury Hendry hoped the citizens of Lee County would remember 125 years later. It was Lees iron integrity his utter devotion to truth. Childress remarks echoed sentiments expressed more than 48 years earlier by Lloyd G. Hendry, who said at the 1966 dedication that his great-grandfather spoke of Lees deep and abiding concern for his fellowmen. These are the qualities the man who named Lee County hoped the people of Lee County would emulate, Lloyd Hendry told the crowd that gathered on January 19, 1966 for the original dedication of the bust and memorial that Lee County residents helped finance. Both Commissioner Pendergrass and Mayor Henderson also emphasized the connection between the memorial and the countys historical past. It was cattlemen like F.A. Hendry, Jake Summerlin and William H. Towles who helped the new county and fledgling city to transition from a cow town in the last third of the 19th century into one of the leading citrus producers and tourist destination in the early 1900s. Pendergrass was elected to the Lee County Board of Commissioners District 2 seat in November 2012. In a vote of confidence from his colleagues, he was unanimously sworn in as chairman of the board at his first meeting. He also served as chair of the board of port commissioners during his first year on the commission. In his capacity as a county commissioner, Pendergrass serves as liaison to the Horizon Council, Public Safety Coordinating Council, Black Affairs Advisory Council, Hispanic Affairs Advisory Council, Value Adjustment Board, and Local Coordinating Board continued on page 4 The unveiling ceremony of the restored and refurbished bust of the county namesake Robert W. Lee was attended by Lee County Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass, Mayor Randy Henderson and members of Major William M. Footman Camp #1950 Sons of Confederate Veterans photo by Robert Gates www.nervousnellies.net Where its Happy Hour all the time!!! Lunch, Dinner & Snacks in Between11am-10pm Make sure you pick up a Nellies discount card come in six times and get a FREE mealwith Live Music on the Waterfront with Live Music on the Waterfront FREE MARINA DOCKAGE Assistance


THE RIVER JUNE 27, 20144 From page 2Pink Elephantinto play at about 4:10 p.m. The occasion drew a crowd, mostly spectators. Most of the players were out-of-towners. Twenty people spent a nickel to spin the wheel spin, with the beer bar taking in a total of $20 and paying out only a bit less than $5 of it. It turned out that despite the owners intention to follow the law precisely, the first player on that first day had failed to register until after depositing his nickel a technical violation of the ordinance. That prompted Fort Myers Police Chief WD Smith to personally monitor the machines second day of business and give a warning that the slot-machine activity would be under police surveillance and that even a slight violation would result in arrest and the seizure of the machine. Several days later, the owner was charged with allowing players to play without signing the register, and the machine was confiscated. He explained that his brother and half-owner of the machine was merely testing it an activity they did not think would require registration. The owner was ultimately fined only $25 and subsequently circulated a petition asking the mayor and city council to liberalize the ordinance. This drama over gambling didnt reach the excitement level of an Untouchables episode, but it is one everyday example of how Fort Myers like cities nationwide wrestled with the legal and moral issues of Depression-era gambling. Walk down to First and Dean and imagine a time when an elephant sign marked the corner. Then walk a few blocks to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street, where you can learn more about gambling in Fort Myers history. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Dont forget to check out the Southwest Florida Historical Societys research center at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. The all-volunteer non-profit organizations hours are Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon or Wednesday 4 to 7 p.m. Call them at 939-4044. Sources: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society, the Fort Myers News-Press and www.britannica.com. From page 3Bust Of Lee Reinstalledfor the Transportation Disadvantaged. In addition, he serves as director on the Transportation and Expressway Authority Membership of Florida Board, and he is a member of the Lee Memorial Health System Trauma Advisory Committee. Henderson a resident of Fort Myers for more than 31 years, is now in his second term as the citys mayor. He was born and raised in North Carolina where he graduated from Mars Hill College in 1979 with a BS in business administration. The mayors career in Fort Myers began in banking where he worked his way up to vice president. He left banking in 1986 and assumed operating responsibilities for Corbin Henderson Company, a real estate firm, as president. Henderson is especially proud of the strides the city has taken to establish itself as a family-friendly destination known worldwide for its rich historical tradition, preservation and history-affirming public artworks. Henderson reminded the crowd of other historical markers in downtown Fort Myers such as the Seminole Indian and Civil War mural in the courtyard off First Street that is shared by the federal courthouse and Hotel Indigo and the Don Wilkins monument in Centennial Park that pays tribute to the 178,000 black soldiers and 18,000 sailors who fought on the side of the Union in the Civil War. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to truetours.net. Teddy Bears Wanted For Festival Of TreesJoin Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. in collecting new, stuffed teddy bears to decorate the A Very Beary Christmas tree as part of the 8th annual Festival of Trees. The nine-foot tree has been a staple of the organizations annual event since its inception in 2006. Comprised of bears donated by the community, the tree is one of 25 beautifully decorated trees that are auctioned off at the festivals signature event, the Tux & Trees Gala in December. Auction guests gather around this special tree to raise money for The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation. The tree is then traditionally donated to a childrens hospital. Last year, we had over 600 teddy bears donated, said Madison Mitchell, spokesperson at Goodwill. That was more than any year prior. We hope to reach that number again this year with the support of individuals and businesses in the community. Goodwills goal is to collect the bears by November 14, in time for the start of the Festival of Trees, which is held at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in December. We encourage local businesses to hold mini-bear drives of their own, added Mitchell. To see the faces of the children and families that come through the festival and see the bear tree... its magical. If you are interested in hosting a teddy bear drive, or have new bears that you would like to donate, contact Madison Mitchell at 995-2106 ext. 2213 or email MadisonMitchell@goodwillswfl.org. For more information on the Festival of Trees and Tux & Trees Gala, visit www.tuxandtrees.com. Last years festival and gala raised over $90,000 to support The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation, which provides long-term financial support to programs and services of Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. Teddy bears are needed by November 14 for the 8th annual A Very Beary Christmas The Festival of Trees is held each December at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center 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 Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


5 THE RIVER JUNE 27, 2014General Lee Monument RededicationOn June 12, members of the Major William M. Footman Camp #1950 and the Ladies of Chapter #2614, United Daughters of the Confederacy, unveiled the refurbished bust of General Robert E. Lee in downtown Fort Myers. The monument and bust were originally set by the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) in 1966. In the years since, the General Lee bust had become tarnished, weathered and gave an undignified appearance to the Souths most respectable general. Over the years, the Footman Camp made several unsuccessful attempts to restore it. But recently, at the urging of Footman Camp member Thomas Howard, the camp was successful in its pursuit of the restoration of The Grand ol General. David Crowele of Punta Gorda was hired to professionally restore the 49-year-old bust. The most difficult part of the restoration process was to remove the 300-pound gold-bronze bust from the top of the nine-foot monument. This effort was performed by compatriots of the Footman Camp. Knowing the bust would be refurbished and back within 10 days, members of the camp had a lot of work to do in a short time. The top of the monument needed to be refitted and reinforced to make a more sturdy support for the bust. This task was performed by Camp Commander Robert Gates and Brigade Cmdr. Tom Fyock worked diligently in the heat for several days to accomplish this important structural task. The marble and granite monument contains a time capsule honorably placed when the monument was originally set and dedicated in 1966. It is said that the capsule contains actual WBTS artifacts and memorabilia such as swords, buttons, bullets and coins. The Footman Camp decided to include another more updated time capsule inside the three-foot high bust of General Lee. The numerous mementos placed in the capsule include items from several Footman Camp members, Cmdr. Jim Davis, John Adams, Graham Smith, the artist and others. The content will remain in silent testament of the men of the SCV and the citizens of Fort Myers/Lee County to the cherished memory of the Confederacy and its soldiers who defended their homeland. Crowele finished refurbishing the bust within the 10 days and it was returned to Fort Myers where General Lee adorned the house of Commander Gates for a few days pending the reinstallation. On June 11, the night before the unveiling ceremony, Cmdr. Gates, Tom Howard, Sean McFall, Graham Smith, Charlie Hickman and Cmdr. Tom Fyock gently hoisted the bust into place, secured it to the monument, and respectfully covered it with a black veil. Dignitaries at the unveiling included Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson, Lee County Commission Chairman Cecil Pendergrass, Capt. Crespes and two deputies representing Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott, Fort Myers art director and tour guide Tom Hall, and officers of the Fort Myers Police Department. Also in attendance was 11th Brigade Cmdr. Leon Arthur and his wife Evelyn. Graham Smith traveled from Tallahassee to represent Division Commander Jim Davis and the Florida Division, SCV. The event opened with the invocation by Footman Camp Chaplain Lou Stickles. Commander Gates introduced honored guests and guest speaker, historian Dr. Ted Childress, talked about General Lee and his importance to the Confederacy. Graham Smith gave a talk on the duty as Southerners to preserve the history and heritage of the South and the proud Confederate soldier. Smith also read a letter of appreciation from Cmdr. Jim Davis and the Florida Division, SCV to the citizens of Fort Myers/Lee County for their participation in preserving their Southern heritage. Smith presented Davis the Capt. JJ Dickinson award for his leadership in the preservation of Southern symbols and heritage in Lee County and Fort Myers. Commissioner Pendergrass and Mayor Henderson unveiled the bust and acknowledged the Footman Camp and the Florida Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans for its accomplishments. After the event, Cmdr. Gates said, After almost 20 years in the SCV, I consider this the grandest of all moments; while not the biggest, this meant so much to see Robert E. Lee glistening golden and bright on Monroe Street just about 50 yards where last year we were defending his portrait. You cant miss the general now, no way. Deans ListMelinda Lukas from Cape Coral has been named to the list for excellence in academics at George Southern University.To be eligible for the deans list, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester. Lukas was among 2,518 students named to the spring semester deans list at Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906ducation. Visit www. georgiasouthern.edu. Unveiling of the new Gen. 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THE RIVER JUNE 27, 20146 Calendar Girls Visit Cachet Womens ClubThe Calendar Girls were the lunchtime entertainment for the Cachet Womens Club on June 19 at Crown Colony Golf & Country Club. The Calendar Girls have been proud sponsors of world class guide dogs since 2006 through the Paws For Patriots Program of Southeastern Guide Dogs. For more information, visit www.calendargirlsflorida.com or call 850-6010. photo by Ron Cox Humane Societys Second Chance Pals Program Next Graduating ClassThe Gulf Coast Humane Society, and the Fort Myers Work Camp announced the next graduating class of the Second Chance Pals program at the work camp, located at 2575 Ortiz Avenue in Fort Myers. Five new dogs have graduated from the program. The Second Chance Pals program places homeless shelter dogs in an obedience training program with carefully selected inmates. The dog training program, taught by K-Nine Connections, teaches inmates how to obedience train dogs during an intensive eight to sixteen week course. Upon graduation, the dogs are highly adoptable and possess obedience skills such as how to heel, sit, recall, and stay. They are also house trained, leash trained and responsive to voice commands and some hand signals. All the dogs graduate with their Canine Good Citizen certification and some of the dogs will continue further to be certified as therapy dogs. All prior graduates from the Second Chance Pals program have been adopted, and four of the current graduates were pre-adopted. For more information about the Fort Myers Work Camp or Second Chance Pals program, contact Officer Davis at 332-6915 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. or 994-1693 after 3 p.m. To reach Gulf Coast Humane Society or to learn how to adopt a Second Chance Pals program dog, call 332-0364 or email info@gulfcoasthumanesociety.org. Humane Society Participates In Bob Evans Community FundraiserThe Gulf Coast Humane Society, 2010 Arcadia Street, will be holding a Bob Evans Community Fundraiser at all four Bob Evans locations in Lee County on Thursday, June 26 and Friday, June 27 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. During this event, Bob Evans will donate 15 percent of sales to the Gulf Coast Humane Society. Participating locations in Cape Coral include 2414 Del Prado Boulevard South and 1420 Pine Island Road. Participating locations in Fort Myers include 7071 Cypress Lake Drive and 8940 Colonial Center Drive. Mention the Gulf Coast Humane Society at the time of checkout. For more information, visit the Gulf Coast Humane Societys Upcoming Events page, call 332-0364 or email info@gulfcoasthumanesociety.org. Hortoons Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299or emailpress@islandsunnews.com


7 THE RIVER JUNE 27, 2014 Cause For Paws Project A SuccessApril Bordeaux, founder of Cause for the Paws Southwest Florida and peer leader of the Professional Womens Group (PWG), has announced that her project exceeded its goals for funds raised and items donated to benefit the Gulf Coast Humane Society. In addition, several dogs and cats were adopted as a direct result of her community action project, which also raised awareness in the community of the no-kill shelter. Bordeaux was selected as the 2013-14 delegate to represent PWG SW Florida with the community action project, an annual project designed by Dress for Success Worldwide for the purpose of identifying a need in the community and positively affect the lives of a select group for the greater good. She chose to establish Cause for the Paws Southwest Florida to end the euthanization of healthy pets by educating the community about spay and neuter programs while inspiring people to adopt, not buy, their next furry family member. Between a special pawty at Bell Tower Shops monthly Yappy Hour to benefit GCHS and the Make Everyday a Caturday event at the shelter, Cause for the Paws raised a total of $2,604. All four adoptable dogs who participated in the Diamonds in the Ruff red carpet fashion show at the Yappy Hour were adopted the next day. Eight adoptions were processed during the Caturday event. GCHS Special Events Manager Courtney Piggott said, The two events April and Cause For the Paws put on for us were wonderfully received. The additions to our monthly Yappy Hour in April helped us see our highest attendance and drink sales for the year, thus far. All four adoptable dogs found their forever homes and the additional funds raised went towards the general fund to aid in the care of our other adoptable pets. Through her project, Bordeaux was also able to acquire two desktop computers and one laptop to allow the humane society to replace outdated equipment and operate more efficiently. It was wonderful to work with someone who was equally as passionate as we are about finding shelter pets their forever homes, Piggott continued. During the month of April 2013, GCHS adopted out 73 cats and dogs, whereas during the same month for this year, the organization had 113 adoptions. Statistics point out that only about 20 percent of pet owners adopt, rather than shop, Bordeaux said. I am hopeful that through increased awareness and the continued good work of no-kill shelters like GCHS, more and more people will consider adoption as their only option when adding a furry friend to the family. Visit www.CauseForThePawsSWFL.com or email info@causeforthepawsswfl. com for more information. Major sponsors include the Professional Womens Group of Dress for Success SW Florida, Gulf Coast Humane Society, Bell Tower Shops, Walmart and CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing. Sandy Gabelbauer was the first to adopt a cat during the Caturday event and won the Welcome Home Gift Basket Karen Fordiani, volunteer coordinator, saying goodbye to Betty, a staff favorite. The Alvarez family with their newest family member Live Entertainment Nightly, Online Discounts, Loyalty Program, The Best Happy HourLive Music 7 Nights a Week! BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM 239-433-4449 239-433-4449 12984 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS 12984 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS Serving Lunch Serving Lunch Mon-Fri Mon-Fri 11:30am-4pm 11:30am-4pm Dinner Daily 4pm Dinner Daily 4pm NIGHTLY NIGHTLY PROMOTIONS! PROMOTIONS! Sunday Sunday Two Dinner Entrees & A Bottle of House Wine For $50.00 Monday & Thursday Monday & Thursday Lobster & Steak Night starting at $16.00 Monday & Tuesday Monday & Tuesday All Night Happy Hour & $4.99 Appetizers in the bar Wednesday Wednesday 3 Course Dinner for an additional $1.00 to any regular menu entree Friday & Saturday Friday & Saturday Happy Hour 4-7pm & 10pm-close LiveEntertainmentNightlyOnlineDiscountsLoyaltyProgramTheBestHappyHour Friday Friday June 27th June 27th 7:30-11:30pm 7:30-11:30pm ISLANDE & ISLANDE & CHARLES CHARLES Saturday Saturday June 28th June 28th 7:30-11:30pm 7:30-11:30pm THE INDECISION THE INDECISION BAND BAND TWO SHOWS YOU MUST SEE! RESERVE NOW!!! TWO SHOWS YOU MUST SEE! RESERVE NOW!!! DELIVERY BY DELIVERY BY GRUB CAB GRUB CABPOS SOLUTIONS FOR RESTAURANTSDo you need to update your Point of Sale System?Free Demo by Michael Bratta reseller of T OUCHBISTROCheck us out at p1imc.com BUY ONE ENTREE BUY ONE ENTREE GET ONE FREE GET ONE FREEwith the purchase of two beveragesLUNCH OR DINNER Maximum discount $20.00, regular menu Maximum discount $20.00, regular menu only, not valid with any other food discount only, not valid with any other food discount or promotion, enjoy with Happy Hour, 18% or promotion, enjoy with Happy Hour, 18% gratuity added before discount gratuity added before discount Expires 6/30/14. Expires 6/30/14. Tower of Tuna Tower of Tuna


THE RIVER JUNE 27, 20148 Along the RiverOn Saturday, June 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., taste and buy what local farmers and your neighbors are growing at the Taste of Lee Tropical Fruit Fair. The event is a gift to the community from the Lee County Extension Office, Master Gardeners and the Caloosa Rare Fruit Club and give residents of Southwest Florida an opportunity to samples edibles that they can grow in their own yards. Come see and taste lychee, longan, papaya, grumichama, jaboticaba, canistel, gooseberry, macadamia, mamey, different varieties of mango, akee, rosellle, jackfruit, elderberry, micro-greens and wheatgrass. Trees and plants will be for sale by local nurseries at affordable prices. In addition to a wide-variety of colorful exotic fruits, freshly caught seafood will be provided. Farmers and fishermen will also bring other edibles for sale including cheese, honey, herbs, fruits, vegetables and seafood. Free classes will be offered by experts in herbs, making teas, growing tropical fruits and tress, food preservation, edible natives and more. Raffles will be held hourly. General admission for the fruit fair is $2 per person. Children under 12 are admitted free. Admission includes free samples and displays of tropical fruits, vegetables, ice cream, baked goods, punch and sauces. Parking is free. The Taste of Lee Tropical Fruit Fair is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the airconditioned comfort of the Community Room at the First Baptist Church, 1735 Jackson Street, Fort Myers. On Saturday evening, join Fort Myers car enthusiasts at the Downtown Car Cruise-In. Held on the fourth Saturday of every month, the event features vintage, modern, and unique cars from 4 to 8 p.m. while a DJ spins classic rock with trivia. All classic cars and show cars are welcome. For more information, go to www. riverdistrictevents.com. Every Tuesday and Friday through summer at 10:30 a.m., the Edison & Ford Winter Estates offers Inside the Lab Tours. The tour is an exciting, in-depth program inside Edisons Botanical Research Laboratory, a National Historic Chemical Landmark. The 1928 Edison Botanical Laboratory has undergone an extensive, two-year restoration and rebirth, with more than $900,000 in funding and careful oversight from Edison Ford and consultants. Learn about the operation of the historic Edison Botanical Research Laboratory firsthand from the curators who worked on the project. Visitors will be given the extraordinary opportunity to go inside Edisons Laboratory, not offered on any other Edison Ford tour. The Inside the Lab Tour is approximately 60 minutes and an audio tour is included. Groups of 20 or more may call to arrange for special times and dates. The price is $10 for members; $40 for non-member adults; and $16 for children ages six to 12. Groups of 20 people or more receive the special price of $30 per person with advance reservations. The estates are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It is the winner of the 2009 National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is an official project of Save Americas Treasures at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register historic site. For more information, call 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. Dont forget that on Wednesdays, the Ostego Bay Foundations Marine Science Center offers tours of San Carlos Islands commercial fishing fleet. The three-hour guided tour starts at 9 a.m. Its a fun and educational outing for the entire family during summer break. It includes a one-and-a-half-hour guided visit to the museum, which contains a touch tank, a hands-on beach area and several aquariums and exhibits. The tour continues with a visit to commercial fishing industry businesses, including Erickson & Jensen Supply House, Trico Shrimp loading dock and Beach Seafood. See how the boats are unloaded, the trawl doors are built, the shrimp nets are handsewn, the seafood is processed, and other important factors used in this unique million-dollar industry; a memorable experience! The cost for the tour is $15 per adult and $10 for children seven years of age and older. Reservations are required. Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center located at 718 Fishermans Wharf on San Carlos Island in Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-8101 or go to www.ostegobay.org. Organizers of the annual Taste of Lee Tropical Fruit Fair, to be held on Saturday, have placed an emphasis on the unusual fruits that many people have not seen or tasted On Tuesdays and Fridays, the Edison & Ford Winter Estates offers its Inside the Lab Tours. 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9 THE RIVER JUNE 27, 2014 Brattas serves fresh made-to-order food in an inviting atmosphere featuring live music nightly. The two for $20 menu is served all day Sunday to Thursday. Happy Hour is daily from 4 to 6:30 p.m. with drink and appetizer specials. Filet Napoleon, Taylor Street baked ziti and fresh bruschetta are a few favorites on the restaurants daily menu. Lobster tail and Chilean sea bass is served on the weekends. 12984 S. Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers. Call 433-4449. Courtneys is a family business run by Executive Chef Dale, his wife Betty and their son. Courtney. The warm and welcoming bar is great for lunch, libations and lots of laughter. Relax in comfort with friends and enjoy discounted drinks and appetizers during happy hour, served 4 to 7 p.m. daily. The dining room offers a wonderful dinner variety; if youre an early diner, be sure to check out the Sunset Dining Specials. Eggceptional entres highlight the restaurants Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday dinner is served 4 to 8 p.m. 20351 Summerlin Road Units #111 & 112, Fort Myers. Call 466-4646. Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille is named for the Doc Ford character in local author Randy Wayne Whites bestselling mystery novels. Its a well known gathering place with indoor and outdoor patio seating. The combined menu offers all the lunch and dinner items from 11 a.m. until closing. It includes cedar plank salmon topped with a mango chipotle glaze or a marinated grilled chicken sandwich and theres a well provisioned raw bar. Tropical drinks are a specialty, notably the signature rum drink, Island Mojito. 708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-9660. Ichiban is a downtown favorite for Chinese and Japanese cuisine. The name means Number One in Japanese and offers its customers the perfect balance of great quality and affordable prices. Ichiban has been family owned and operated for ten years and its enduring popularity is a testament to its exceptional, friendly service. 1520 Broadway #106, Fort Myers. Call 334-6991. Where can you go when youre in the moooood for some great cookin, local fun and prices that wont make you lose the farm? Try Island Cow on Sanibel. Island Cow is an airy bistro with french doors leading out to the front and back patios. It is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dine under the stars while you listen to live music on one of Sanibels only al fresco eating porches. 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call 472-0606.continued on page 21 FORT MYERS FAREDining From Downtowns Historic River District To The Beaches For more information, check out our advertisers in this weeks River Weekly DOC FORDS RUM BAR & GRILLE ICHIBAN BRATTAS RISTORANTE Garden fresh salad with shrimp from Nervous Nellies on Fort Myers Beach COURTNEYS CONTINENTAL CUISINE ISLAND COW 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com 3 95 7 P P h h: 2 2 3 39 4 72 0 60 6 w ww S an ib el Is la nd Co w co m Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! s s Always Fresh ...Always! LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC w w Always y s! Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials We Proudly BrewSanibels Most Award Winning Restaurant


Churches/TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION (UUA) Where diversity is treasured, 2756 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers Sunday Services at 9 and 11 a.m. Adult Education Workshop at 10 a.m. The Reverend Margaret L. Beard, Minister 239-226-0900 www.allfaiths-uc.org ALL SAINTS BYZANTINE RITE CATHOLIC CHURCH 10291 Bayshore Rd., N. Fort Myers Divine Liturgy is on Sun. at 10:30 a.m.; Rosary begins at 10 a.m. Lenten services (Presancti ed Liturgy) will be on Wed. evenings at 6 p.m. starting on Feb. 22. Administrator is Very Rev. Peter Lickman, ph. 305-651-0991. We are a Church of the Eastern Catholic or Byzantine Rite, 1.5 mi. east of Int. 75. ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Reverend Fr. Dean Nastos, Proistamenos Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. www.annunciation.fl.goarch.org 239-481-2099 BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC SYNAGOGUE 15675 McGregor Boulevard, 437-3171 Rabbi: Judah Hungerman Friday Service, 8 p.m., Saturday Service, 11 a.m. Shabbat School Saturday Morning, Adult Hebrew Classes. Call for information on full program. BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES CHURCH OF GOD 16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166 Just past the Tanger Outlet Mall Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063 Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF SW FLORIDA ORTHODOX 5620 Winkler Road, Fort Myers Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz 433-7708, E-mail: rabbi@chabadswf.org Web site: www.chabadswf.org Services: Friday 6:30 p.m.; Saturday Kabbalah class 9 a.m.; Shacharit 10 a.m.; Kiddush at noon Minyan: Monday and Thursday 7 a.m. CHAPEL OF CYPRESS COVE 10200 Cypress Cove Circle Fort Myers 239-850-3943, Located at Cypress Cove Retirement Center on HealthPark Campus An ecumenical non-denominational community of believers. Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Reverendt Ted Althouse, Pastor revtedalthouse@aol.com CHURCH OF THE CROSS 13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188 Pastor: Bud Stephens; A nondemonimational church emphasizing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Sunday Service: 9:15 a.m. Traditional, 10:45 Contemporary. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers Just off McGregor across from the Edison/ Ford Winter Estates 334-4978, Pastor: Douglas Kelchner, Worship times Sundays 9 and 10:30 a.m. Website: www.taecc.com COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937 Rev. Dr. Jeffrey DeYoe, Senior Pastor Reverend David Dietzel, Pastor Emeritus. Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m. Nursery available CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH 8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-5442 Randy A. Alston, Reverend. Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m., Evening Worship, 7 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 6:30 p.m. CYPRESS LAKE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-3233. www.clpc.us. Clint Cottrell, pastor Prayer Service 8 a.m., Praise 9 a.m., Childrens Church 9 a.m., Traditional 11 a.m. Summer: Prayer Service 8 a.m. Combined Traditional/Praise 10 a.m. CYPRESS LAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 482-1250, 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday Traditional Service 9:30 a.m. Praise Service Sunday School all times FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD OUTREACH MINISTRIES 6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers, 278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Voice of Faith, WCRN 13.50 AM Radio, Sunday, 1:30 p.m.; Thursday Service, 7:30 p.m.; Friday Youth Service, 7:30 p.m. Nursery care for pre-school children and Childrens Church for ages 5-12 available at each service. FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 15690 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers, 482-2030 Pastor: David Stauffer. Traditional services 8:45 a.m.; Contemporary, 10:30 a.m. Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The church is mile past the intersection of Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on the way to Sanibel. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 2390 West First Street, next door to Edison Estates. Sunday Morning Service and Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting, 5:30 p.m. Child care provided at all services. Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at: 2281 First Street, River District. www.time4thinkers.com, www.christiansciencefortmyers.com, www.christianscience.com FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 13545 American Colony Boulevard off Daniels Parkway in the Colony, Fort Myers, 936-2511 Pastor: Reverend Joey Brummett Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in the Downtown Fort Myers River District 2466 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 239-332-1152, www.fumcftmyers.org Sunday: 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 5 p.m. Youth Program FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN MINISTRIES CONGREGATION 5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 437-4330 Reverend Mark Condrey, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Church School: 9:15 a.m. FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers, 482-3133. Philip White, pastor Morning Worship: 10 a.m. Church School: 10:15 a.m. Adult Forum: 11:30 a.m. IONA-HOPE EPISCOPAL CONGREGATION 9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers 4544778 The Reverend Dr. John S. Adler, pastor. Weekly services: Saturday 5 p.m., Eucharist with Healing Sunday 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite One; 9:30 a.m., Family Eucharist with Healing and Church School Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer (in Spanish); Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Eucharist with Healing. Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. services. JESUS THE WORKER CATHOLIC CHURCH: 881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143 Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. KINGDOM LIFE CHURCH 2154 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 218-8343 Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service All are welcome. LAMB OF GOD CHURCH One of a few federated Lutheran (ELCA) and Episcopal Congregations in the nation. 19691 Cypress View Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33967. 239-267-3525 or visit www.lambofgodchurch.net. The Rev. Dr. James Reho leads Sunday worship services at 7:45 and 10 a.m. Sundays Cool for Children 10 a.m. NEW BEGINNINGS CENTER New Home Church, 8505 Jenny Cae Lane, North Fort Myers, 239-656-0416 Weekly Friday Meeting Meet & Greet: 6:30 p.m. Kingdom Teaching: 7 p.m. Fellowship and refreshments after service. nbcministry@embarqmail.com, www.facebook. com/nbcministry. Alex & Patricia Wiggins, Ministers NEW COVENANT EYES CHURCH See Clearly. Meeting monthly at 9 a.m. at the Elks Lodge. 1900 Park Meadows Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33907. 239-220-8519 Pastor Alan Bondar www.newcovenanteyes.com Wear what you want, rockin music, relevant teaching, LIFT Kidz program, free coffee & donuts, people who are real, church thats actually fun. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH OF FORT MYERS 16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10 239-985-8503 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m Sunday Morning Worship. 7 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 3825 McGregor Boulevard. Fort Myers Pastor Eddie Spencer 8 & 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11 a.m. Contemporary Worship 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday School Youth and Childrens programming runs concurrent to Sunday services. Nursery care provided at all services 274-1230. For more information visit: www.newhopefortmyers.org PEACE COMMUNITY CHURCH Meets at Fort Myers Beach Masonic Lodge 17625 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers Beach 267-7400. Pastors Bruce Merton, Gail & RC Fleeman Adult Discussion Classes: 9-10 AM Countdown to Worship (praise music): 10:10 AM Amazing Grace Worship: 10:30 AM Phone 267-7400 Fax 267-7407 Web site: peacecommunitychurch.com e-mail: peace1265@aol.com PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH Sunday Worship at 9:30am. Peace is a member of the ELCA. We celebrate weekly communion with traditional liturgy, organ and choir. 15840 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers On the way to Sanibel. 239-437-2599, www.peaceftmyers.com, peace@peaceftmyers.com. REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3950 Winkler Ext., Fort Myers, 274-0143 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Sunday Services Daily early learning center/day care RIVER OF LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 21580 River Ranch Rd, Estero 239-495-0400, Senior Pastor: Todd Weston 8 and 9:45 a.m Services; 11:30 a.m. Legacy Service, multi-generational SAMUDRABADRA BUDDHIST CENTER Meditation classes. All are welcome. Guided meditations offering many methods for relaxing the body and focusing the mind on virtuous objects to bring increasing peace and happiness into daily activity. For information, class times and locations call 567-9739 or visit www. MeditationInFortMyers.org. SAINT COLUMBKILLE CATHOLIC CHURCH 12171 Iona Road, Fort Myers, off McGregor and north of Gladiolus. 489-3973 Father Joseph Clifford. Weekly 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 Road Fort Myers 239-433-0018, www.templebethel.com rabbi.barras@templebethel.com Rabbi Jeremy Barras, Cantor Victor Geigner, Religious School Director Dale Cohen, Learning Tree Director Jesyca Virnig, Office Manager Inna Vasser Union For Reform Judaism Shabbat Service: Friday 7:30 p.m. Torah Study: Saturday 9:30 a.m. Religious School: Wednesday 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. Learning Tree: Monday through Friday From page 10 TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE) 14486 A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers, 433-0201, Rabbi: Rabbi Marc Sack Minyan: Monday at 9 a.m. Religious Education: Sunday mornings continued on page 11THE RIVER JUNE 27, 201410


11 THE RIVER JUNE 27, 2014 From page 10Churches/Templesand 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. Next to Planet Fitness inMiners Plazaat the corner of McGregor Blvd. & GladiolusFurniture Clothing Housewares Art/Antiques Appliances Building Supplies Collectibles225-6529Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9amto4pm 15501 Old McGregor Blvd., Suite 2, Fort Myers, FL 33908Third AnniversarySALERefreshments Served July8-1220%Entire PurchaseOff All BlueTag ClothingOnly$1During July Fort Myers, FL New home 2 miles from Downtown River District with 3,100 sf Great Room design oering4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms a fenced pool area and 3-car garage on a half-acre lot.$775,000 FOR INFORMATION CALL 239-850-3003 NEW CONSTRUCTION Bougainvillea 1356 No Child Left On Shore ProgramNo Child Left On Shore, a program of Captiva Cruises and the SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF), is an environmental outreach initiative that strives to provide disadvantaged and economically challenged youth the opportunity to learn about and experience the wonders of our marine environment through a water borne field trip. Last Friday a group of kids under the care of The Childrens Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida took part in a cruise to Cayo Costa State Park on Captiva Cruises motor catamaran The Playtime. The advocacy center aims to improve the lives of children and their families through a coordinated response to child abuse and neglect. On Cayo Costa, the kids were able to see marine critters up close, collect shells, create sand sculptures, feel the sand between their toes and have fun in the spectacular Gulf of Mexico; experiences that many were partaking in for the first time. For over 25 years, Captiva Cruises and SCCF have collaborated on environmental education programs for residents and visitors of Southwest Florida. Both organizations saw a need to provide the younger generation with an opportunity to experience the invaluable resources of the Caloosahatchee watershed and estuarine environment. Cuts in funding for school environmental field trips have drastically reduced the number of students who can experience for themselves the importance of our coastal habitats. Many families of Southwest Florida, especially those with language, cultural, physical and economic barriers, do not have the ways or means to get out on the water. Many have never held a live sea star, shrimp or snail. They have never waded in shallow sea grass beds and observed a spider crab or horseshoe crab. It is this segment of Southwest Florida that Captiva Cruises and SCCF intends to engage by providing them with memorable experiential educational field trips. Anyone interested in sponsoring a No Child Left On Shore field trip for a youth group of Southwest Florida, or who would like additional information about this initiative, may contact Kristie Anders of SCCF at 472-2329. These youngsters were able to feel the sand between their toes on Cayo Costa Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER JUNE 27, 201412 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Specialist Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur B ottom Yo ur B ot to m Specialist Specialist Call on Paint Prices C Call on a c es C C ll n P in t Pr i es C C i i Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 Fish With A Plan For Successby Capt. Matt MitchellWhat species would you prefer to catch? Its basically been just a matter of picking the right fish to target on the right tide phase. Our summer time fishing is going off with tarpon, snook and redfish action all being part of the daily game plan. The way the tides are this week, all these species can be targeted by early afternoon with enough time left over to beat the afternoon rains. Even if all the species dont quite line up in a row as planned, the odds are still in your favor for a quality day of great fishing action. Start your day with a game plan and a time table of when and where you need to be. Stack the deck in your favor. If one species is not going on, switch it up and move on to the next. Let the tide and conditions be your guide. After catching some live bait in the cast net as the sun is coming up, start your day out on the beaches sight fishing for tarpon. Tarpon fishing is now finally in full swing, with pods of fish easy to locate both out along the beaches and on the inside of the barrier islands around the passes. Take advantage of this prime time, the first few hours of daylight generally mean light winds and calm conditions, with tarpon rolling and gulping air better than at any other time of day. This first few hours in a morning will give you your best shot at hooking and landing a tarpon. It seems we are about a month behind schedule with tarpon fishing. Right now, it is the best its been all year with huge numbers of fish in our area. Some days have been harder than others to get these fish to eat a bait, but if you are in rolling fish, you are in the right place, Its a numbers game; if enough tarpon swim by and see your bait, you will get one to eat it! After a couple of hours of sight fishing, these beach tarpon head into the passes to target snook on the strong incoming tide. All our local passes right now are loaded up with the best numbers of snook we have seen since before the big cold weather snook kill of four years ago. Any kind of structure close to or in the passes with fast moving current is holding these fish. Good places this week to catch these snook were Redfish and Captiva passes. The blow downs and docks in and around these passes all had good numbers of quality snook. Frisky fresh bait and enough weight to keep it close to the bottom was key to getting bit. Twenty-plus snook trips have been the normal, with a good number of these fish over the 30-inch mark. Live pinfish and grunts have been the baits of choice. Dont be afraid to fish with that big pinfish or grunt for a chance at a giant snook. With snook season closed until September and these fish spawning, its all catch and release. Be gentle with them, handle them as little as possible and show them some love. If that hungry dolphin shows up after a free meal, no matter how good the snook bite is, its time to move on. With our tide pattern giving us high water by mid-morning/early afternoon, we have the ideal set up to target redfish next. Use either tail-hooked live pinfish or cut bait pitching it up under the mangroves on the last few hours of the incoming tide. Keep moving if you dont get a bite after you have worked the whole shoreline. Dont stay in one place for too long if its not happening as both the tide and time is now running out. When you locate these redfish, the bite will be fast and furious. Start your days fishing trip with a game plan based on the days tide, wind direction and where you caught fish on that same set up in the past. This game plan can never be quite set in stone, though, as Mother Nature always makes the final ruling and dictates how closely you can stick to your plan. Think one or two spots ahead giving yourself options both with location and target species. Plan B and C is often what makes for a successful fishing trip. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions, email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. Tom from Cape Coral with an over-the-slot redfish caught while fishing in Pine Island Sound with Capt. Matt Mitchell CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish Untangle tackle from vegetation and discard it responsibly


13 THE RIVER JUNE 27, 2014 Fishermans Paradise: Hooked For Life By Lummissubmitted by Cynthia A. WilliamsIt is 1952. Berry Williams has chartered a fishing trip out of Matanzas Pass with Stan Lummis on the 26-foot Joyvan. It is early morning. They are enroute to The Mud Hole, some 16 miles out into the gulf. Chapter 1 Part 3 Lummis said that big loggerhead turtles, grouper and jewfish (Goliath grouper) made the big rocks in The Mud Hole their headquarters. I put out a bright red and white metal squid with a piece of pork rind swirling off the end. Lummis was using a #5 silver spoon. We pulled the lines for a long time, then whang! whang! whang! Something was after my bait. The fish dived and my old reel started spitting out line. I let him go until I suspected he was heading for the rocks, and then I started pressuring the star drag. Lummis was trying to steer the boat and reel his line at the same time to keep our lines from crossing. When old fighter made another burst for the rocks, I started alternating between straight horsing and reeling. He ran from me twice more before I got him to the side of the boat where Stan, with his trusty gaff, pulled him aboard. What a beauty! Shimmering, silverish yellow sides with tail breaking out into a point. It was a large jack crevalle, as fighting a fish as one may hope to latch on to. This fish is called the bulldog of the ocean. The difficult thing about a jack crevalle is that, when they hit, they usually sound, and its like trying to lift an anvil off the bottom. One seldom loses a jack after hes caught, though, for the jaw is tough and its hard for him to shake the hook. This one weighed almost 10 pounds. Lummis warned me that I might snag something really big in The Mud Hole, and suggested that I put on a big-headed white or yellow feather, which I did. We started circling the area and had hardly made one circle when all hell broke loose. To be continued next week Fishermans Paradise is a true account of the fishing adventures of Berry C. Williams (1915 to 1976) in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It is presented by Williams daughter, Cynthia Williams. Berry Williams with grouper caught while fishing with Stan Lummis BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island Call 239-472-5300 Reservations & Departure Timeswww.captivacruises.com CAPTIVA CRUISES Fireworks Cruises Daily Cruises to Cabbage Key, Useppa and Boca Grande 7:30-10:30 Adults $50 Children $40 Friday, July 4th Sanibel Fireworks7:45-9:45 Adults $45 Children $35 Saturday, July 5th Captiva FireworksLive music, full cash bar and rst class service aboard the Lady Chadwick.Sailing and Live Music Sunset CruisesBeach and Shelling Cruises to Cayo Costa Island and aernoon Dolphin Watch Cruises.Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER JUNE 27, 201414 Plant SmartCanary Island Date Palmby Gerri ReavesThe Canary Island date palm (Phoenix canariensis) is prized for the stately look it gives a large landscape, particularly when planted in a tripod grouping or formal row. Native to the island for which it is named, as well as to North Africa, this massive ornamental tree grows to about 40 feet tall with a 20-foot spread in Florida. The twoto three-foot-diameter trunk bears diamondshaped scars where old fronds detach. Up to 50 large dark-green fronds make up the symmetrical globular crown. Each frond, or leaf, can be as long as 18 feet, with up to 200 leaflets along two rows The twoto three-inch spines along the lower stems make pruning difficult. Creamy flowers appear on orange stalks, yielding to clusters of fleshy oval fruit, ranging from orange to purple. This slow-growing tree prefers full sun but will tolerate some shade. Although this palm is very cold tolerant and hardy, it requires substantially more maintenance than native palms, such as the majestic royal palm ( Roystonea regia), an excellent alternative for a large-scale effect. The date palm is suited to a warm and dry climate rather than South Floridas hot and humid one. Sprinklers and poor drainage are the enemies of date palms, and diseases such as bud or foot rot develop because of over-watering. It is susceptible to potassium and magnesium deficiencies, indicated by yellowing, so regular fertilizer applications are recommended. Avoid over-pruning it into a pineapple shape, for the practice not only deprives the tree of nutrients, but invites the damaging palmetto weevil, which eventually kills it. Because this tree is expensive, its wise to maintain it properly or invest in cheaper plants that are easily replaced if unsuccessful. Sources: Waterwise: South Florida Landscapes; Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau; florida-palm-trees.com; and ifas.ufl.edu. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. The Canary Island date palm is popular in South Florida for its stately appearance Ferns and other plants often find a home amidst the moist leaf litter at the base of the stems photos by Gerri Reaves Youth Fishing Day With Tarpon Bay Explorers, YMCAChildren from the YMCA of Fort Myers ventured out to Tarpon Bay to learn how to fish from Tarpon Bays experts. The JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Ding Darling Wildlife Society and Tarpon Bay Explorers staff members teamed up to get the kids out fishing as a part of a semi-annual Youth Fishing Day event. Early thundershowers made the day seem bleak, but the weather cleared just in time to make for a gorgeous and successful day out on the water. Their day began learning the basics. Groups rotated from station to station. Capt. Dan Bridgers taught the kids how to tie knots while Capt. Andy Pollack showed the children how to throw a cast net, and Devon Collins taught them how to hold their poles and reels and cast their lines. The children also participated in a PFD relay race with Capt. Steve Yetsko to teach them basic safety instructions and how to properly fit life vests. The kids were also introduced to some local wildlife from the bottom of Tarpon Bay. Donna Yetsko taught the children about smaller critters like sea stars, horseshoe crabs, oysters and live shells in the outfitters Touch Tank exhibit. After learning their new set of fishing skills, the children hopped onto the pontoon boats and headed out into the bay with poles in hand. A quick, rising high tide produced outstanding fishing. All 28 children caught at least one fish including trout, ladyfish, jack crevalle and even a 2.5-foot bonnethead shark. The vessel named Shrimp Cocktail, captained by Steve Yetsko and first mate Ranger Becky Wolff, caught a grand total of 22 fish within the two hours. The kids really felt accomplished, I think, after everything was said and done; not only catching the fish, but learning how to cast and bait hooks by themselves, said Donna Yetsko. I started as the worst fisherman in the morning, but I got a lot better by the end, exclaimed Buddy, a camper aboard the Splashing Dolphin, captained by Donna Yetsko. Reeling in all those fish builds up an Capt. Dan Bridgers with a YMCA camper holding a 23-inch sea trout Steve Yetsko explaining basic safety techniques and the rules of the PFD relay


15 THE RIVER JUNE 27, 2014appetite. Upon their return to the harbor, the smell of fresh dogs on the grill saturated their nostrils. George Schnapp of George & Wendys Seafood Grille supplied the savory hotdogs, a well deserved meal after a great day of fishing. Upon their return home, each kid received a fishing-themed gift bag, donated by the Ding Darling Wildlife Society, filled with a rod and variety of tackle to hone their newly learned skills. Thanks were given to sponsors who made this event possible, including The Bait Box, Caloosa Wholesale, Dale Shirley, Ding Darling Wildlife Society, George & Wendys Seafood Grille, the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Lexington Fishing Club, Sanibel Fishing Club, Shallow Bait and Tarpon Bay Explorers. The YMCA of Fort Myers summer camp kids joined by the captains of Tarpon Bay and staff from the JN Ding Darling National Wild life Refuge and Ding Darling Wildlife Society Capt. Andy Pollack and intern Davis Horton teaching campers how to throw a cast net From page 1Healthcare ExhibitSelected local artists with special abilities and who are challenged physically and emotionally will showcase their talents and skills. A wide range of ages will be represented from people who use art and music to express, enrich, enhance and excel their lives to overcome challenges they face daily. Drawings, paintings, mixed media, fabric and 3-D art will be featured and offered for sale for the entire month of July. Students, artists, performers and musicians from the Exceptional Student Education program in theLee County School System, De LaSalle Academy in Fort Myers, the Special Populations program in Cape Coral, LARC, The Lighthouse Center in North Fort Myers and Art by the disABLED program at Lee Memorial Health System will be featured. There will be special musical performances from exhibit participants at Music Walk on Friday, July 18 from 7 to 10 p.m. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artwork of windmill by Dan Dendulk, entitled Wind Power From page 1Midsummer Nights SingFor some families, summer means a certain kind of freedom. For the families we serve, it means just the opposite. Summer months can be the cruelest season for families who cant rely on the schools to feed their hungry children, said Community Cooperative CEO Tracey Galloway. During the school year, children often receive their only meals of the day at school. To ease the strain this summer, Community Cooperative is partnering with Sam Galloway Ford for the third annual Summer Drive for Hunger with a goal of collecting 25,000 pounds of food and raising $25,000 to support hungry families during June and July. Sam Galloway Ford will donate $1 for every pound of food dropped off at the Fort Myers dealership. We need to help The Soup Kitchen by donating as much canned goods and cash donations as we can to keep these pantries going, said First Presbyterians pastor, Rev. Paul deJong. Community Cooperative provided food and other services to 10,250 people last year with the help of partner agencies, including the Harry Chapin Food Bank and United Way. There are even more families who need our help. Do what God would want you to do and give what you can, Rev. deJong said. The First Presbyterian Chancel Choir and friends will be featured during the evening, which will include sing-a-longs of well-known hymns. For more information, call 334-2261 or visit www.fpcfortmyers.org. Pastor Paul deJong, Sam Galloway, Jr. and Doug Molloy


THE RIVER JUNE 27, 201416 CROW Case Of The Week: Roommate Wantedby Patricia MolloyAdolescence can be a difficult period in any young life. Playground bullies, unfortunately, even exist in the wild kingdom. On a recent summer evening, a male juvenile mottled duck (Anas fulvigula) was admitted to CROW after being found abandoned or orphaned. Upon arrival, the fuzzy duckling was given a thorough exam by Dr. Jen Riley, DVM intern. He had a right leg issue. I didnt palpate any fractures but it looked like it hurt a little bit and he definitely was not using it as strongly as the other leg, she explained. A mild pain reliever was administered to make the patient more comfortable and radiographs were taken. While it was determined that the duck had not suffered any broken bones, his leg needed time to heal. With nearly a dozen mottled ducklings in the care of the Sanibel wildlife clinic, Dr. Heather thought it would be a good idea to introduce the new patient to other youngsters. After all, when mom is out of the picture, babies must learn natural behavior from their peers. We thought it might be OK to add him to the group and quickly learned it was not OK, explained Dr. Jen. When the other ducklings began to bully the little guy including pulling a few small feathers from the top of his head Dr. Jen quickly intervened by removing the duck from the fray. He was temporarily placed in a quiet cage by himself. I think its because there were several really big ducks in the first group and there were some that are almost his size. Maybe he will be better off with one or two of them. Im a little hesitant now to introduce him to others, Dr. Jen said with a laugh. He looks a lot better and hes more alert. I just felt bad about it. The key to raising any child is good nutrition, optimal healthcare and mental stimulation. With regard to the young patients at CROW, the clinic utilizes enrichment tools such as toys, not to ensure their happiness, but to help them build skills that are necessary for survival in the wild. Until a suitable roommate can be found for the young duck, Dr. Heather encouraged Dr. Jen to place enrichment tools in his enclosure. Did you give him a little mirror? A feather duster? asked the hospital director. We should have some little fuzzy surrogate ducklings for him. Since his arrival, the juvenile mottled duckling, patient #1641, has fully recovered from the minor leg injury and is growing by leaps and bounds. Once he has learned normal duck behavior, including how to fly, Dr. Heather plans to release him back into the wild. 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 juvenile mottled duck, patient #1641, takes a relaxing swim after being rescued by Dr. Jen from a group of playground bullies Ding Darling Awards Scholarships For Environmental StudiesAt a special after-hours gathering at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on June 17, Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) awarded $13,000 in conservation education scholarships to 12 students from the surrounding five-county area. The awards total was the highest ever in the seven-year history of DDWS Environmental Scholarship Program. The society is committed to educating todays youth as conservation stewards of the future, said DDWS Education Chair Doris Hardy. To that end, we work with various businesses and individuals to provide annual scholarships to students engaged in the study of conservation, biology and the environment. A big thank you to our scholarship sponsors for helping us in our mission. Six donors sponsored the 12 scholarships this year. Some sponsors were on hand at the ceremony to present checks to seven of the 12 students who were able to attend. Amanda Branson, a North Fort Myers High graduate and a sophomore at Troy University in Alabama studying marine biology; and Alex Lochard, a Cape Coral High graduate and junior at the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville working on an environmental engineering degree, won the two Richard Bailey Scholarships, named in memory of a longtime refuge volunteer and donated by his family. Alexandra Mackey, a Cape Coral High graduate headed to the University of Central Florida (UCF) to study environmental law, received the Dr. Andrew and Laura Dahlem Scholarship. The Dahlems live part-time on Sanibel Island and were honored with a named scholarship by family members. continued on page 17 Front row, from left, includes recipients Jennifer Bess, Julia Taylor, Alexandra Mackey and Amanda Branson. Back row includes donor Mary Lou Schadt, DDWS Education Committee Chair Doris Hardy, Marilyn Kloosterman, recipients Marisa Rodriguez, Chelsey Mora and Krista Wyant, Refuge Deputy Manager Joyce Palmer, Education Ranger Becky Wolff and donor Wendy Schnapp. (Not pictured are recipients Jessica Bergau, Brooke Giuliano, Carmen Hoyt, Gabriela LaRose and Alex Lochar d.)


17 THE RIVER JUNE 27, 2014 Broadway Palm Presents Colorful Musical Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatThe magnificent musical Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is playing at Broadway Palm from June 26 through August 16. The age-old Biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to life on stage as a fun-filled, colorful musical that is great entertainment for all ages. Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is one of the most spectacular and entertaining musicals to ever hit the stage! Andrew Lloyd Webber teams up with collaborator Tim Rice to tell this compelling story from the Old Testament. The story, told through a kaleidoscope of song and dance, is set in the desert of the Middle East many centuries ago. Jacob gives his son, Joseph, a magnificent coat of many colors. His 11 brothers become so jealous of him and his splendid coat that they sell him into slavery in Egypt. Upon arrival in Egypt, Joseph is sold once again. Because of his great gift for interpreting dreams, he rises from the status of lowly house slave to become the Pharaohs advisor. Songs include Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door and Go, Go, Go Joseph. Directing and choreographing is Broadway Palms resident choreographer, Amy Marie McCleary. She has been working in the performing arts for over 16 years. McCleary recently directed and choreographed Broadway Palms critically acclaimed production of CATS and also choreographed their productions of Swingin Christmas, Les Misrables and The Music Man. The talented cast of 20 adults includes Broadway Palm alumni and numerous new faces to the theatre. In addition, there are 24 local children that were cast into two teams which will alternate performances. Go, Go, Go and get your tickets for Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, playing June 26 through August 16 at Broadway Palm. Performances are Wednesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinees. The theatre features an upscale dinner theatre experience on Saturday nights. Ticket prices range from $35 to $58 and are now on sale. There is a summer special and tickets for children 18 and under are just $18 for dinner and the show. Reservations can be made by calling 2784422, by visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Kids from the Broadway Palm cast of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Joseph in his magical dreamcoat From page 16ScholarshipsJessica Bergau, a Bishop Verot High School (Fort Myers) graduate and a sophomore at UF majoring in zoology, received the Hans and Leslie Fleischner Scholarship. The Fleischners are also part-time Sanibel residents whose love of the islands environment moved them to sponsor the scholarship. Chelsey Mora, a Cape Coral High graduate headed to Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge for a degree in coastal environmental science; and Krista Wyant, a North Fort Myers High graduate pursuing a degree in environmental science and policy at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) in Fort Myers, each received one of two Mary Lou Schadt Scholarships, named for and sponsored by a longtime refuge volunteer. Five Tarpon Bay Explorers (TBE) Scholarship recipients include Estero High graduate Jennifer Bess, who will study marine biology at FGCU; Duke University masters program student in environmental management Brook Giuliano, a Charlotte County high school graduate; Gulf Coast High (Naples) graduate Carmen Hoyt, who will study marine science at Duke; Mariner High (Cape Coral) graduate Gabriela LaRose, who will major in environmental studies at FGCU; and Marisa Rodriquez, an Edison Collegiate High School (Fort Myers) graduate headed to the University of South Florida in Tampa to study zoology and animal biology. Wendy Schnapp presented the awards as co-owner of Tarpon Bay Explorers, which started with the DDWS scholarship program in 2007. The Jane Werner Environmental Scholarship, DDWS first permanent endowed scholarship, went to Cape Coral High graduate Julia Taylor, who plans to study science or environmental engineering at UCF. DDWS Emeritus board member Marilyn Kloosterman presented the award in honor of her late friend Werner, who volunteered at the refuge for 25 years. These students become part of the great Ding Darling family, said Hardy. We welcome them back as scholarship applicants next year and as fellow conservation stewards in years to come. DDWS will again be awarding scholarships at the end of the 2014-2015 school year. High school seniors and college students living in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry counties and pursuing careers in biology and environmental studies are eligible. For an application, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/student-scholarships after August 1. To read full descriptions of 2013 Ding scholarship winners, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/scholarshipwinners. Individuals and businesses interested in establishing a named scholarship of $500 or more for 2014 should contact Birgie Miller at 292-0566 or 472-1100 ext. 4 or via email at director@dingdarlingsociety.org. ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716


THE RIVER JUNE 27, 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, July 14, 21 and 28 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: Someone by Alice McDermott. 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 15 Read and discuss this novel by National Book Award winner Alice McDermott. The story of a Brooklynborn womans life her family, her neighborhood, her daily trials and triumphs from childhood to old age. Registration is requested. Children Special Needs Storytime 10 a.m. Saturday, July 12 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 three weeks prior to event. Kids Read Down Fines 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19 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. Baby And Me! 10 a.m. Monday, July 28 This special interactive program is a play-date designed just for babies and their caregivers. Come discover lots of fun new literacy activities, rhymes and even a craft that you and your baby can continue to enjoy at home. For ages up to 23 months. Sponsored by the Friends of Lakes Regional Library. Registration begins July 7. Music Together 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 31 The librarys friends from Family Music Time will create a relaxed, playful environment where children and their caregivers can share songs, play instruments and learn rhythm patterns. Sponsored by the Friends of Lakes Regional Library. Registration begins July 10. Teens Kids Read Down Fines 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19 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. With Back-To-Back Division Titles Miracle Skipper Has Great Futureby Ed FrankIn his first two years of managing, Doug Mientkiewiz has guided the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team to back-to-back South Division Championships for the seasons first-half leading to speculation that the former major league first-baseman could be moving up quickly into higher level managing. There is no question that he has the leadership qualities you looks for in a manager, said Brad Steil, the director of Minor League Operations for the Minnesota Twins. While Mientkiewicz will remain as Miracle manager for the remainder of this season, dont be surprised if the Twins or some other team pluck him for a bigger job next season, In fact, dont be surprised if someday in the not too distant future you see him managing a big league team. Hes done a really nice job in his first two years of managing. Hes helped our players become better players and his teams have won a lot of games, Steil said. Hes played in the majors, hes smart and he knows the game, he added. With only one years experience as a batting coach for a lowly rookie level team in the Los Angeles Dodgers system, Mientkiewicz was surprisingly tabbed last year for the Miracle job by Twins Genera Manager Terry Ryan. Obviously, Ryan recognized his baseball smarts by hiring him for the Miracle, an Advanced A team just three steps removed from the major leagues. Ryan was somewhat defensive at that time when asked why he selected Mientkiewicz for the Miracle job without any managing experience. Hes a winner. He has a good baseball IQ. Hes been a player, coach and played in a World Series, Ryan said then while pointing out that Robin Ventura of the Chicago White Sox and Mike Metheny of the St. Louis Cardinals hadnt been managers prior to their hiring. The skill in which Mientkiewicz maneuvered his players to various positions throughout the first half of the season was a major factor in winning the championship. A raft of injuries required the manager to move players into positions they had never played. And two pitchers, Tim Shibuya and Mason Melotakis, shifted from the bullpen to a starting role and from a starter to a reliever. Without our pitching, we wouldnt be anywhere near this, Mientkiewicz said after clinching the title. To date, only one player has been promoted from the Miracle to Double A New Britain right-hander Jason Wheeler who compiled a 6-5 record with a low 2.51 ERA in 79 innings pitched. He led the pitching staff in innings pitched. Losing only Wheeler puts Mientkiewicz in a strong position for the second half of the season. However, it is likely that other Miracle players could be promoted before seasons end. Mientkiewicz returned to the Twins organization after a colorful major league career. He actually began his professional baseball career in 1996 right here with the Miracle and quickly advanced to the major league club by 1998. He was the Twins first-baseman from 1998 to 2004 before being traded to the Boston Red Sox in 2004. He is best remembered for a game-ending play in the2004 World Series, won by Boston, which he no longer cares to discuss. In that final out, Red Sox pitcher Keith Foulke tossed the ball to Mientkiewicz at first base which he kept. A controversy erupted as the ball was wanted for the Baseball Hall of Fame. There was even a lawsuit filed. Ultimately, Mientkiewicz relinquished the ball. The Miracle skipper has proven hes a winner and its likely youll see him back in the major leagues as a coach or manager before too long. Miracle Start Second Half 3-2; Two Players Honored The Miracle started the seasons second half winning three of five, including a whopping 12-1 victory Monday night over Charlotte in which Fort Myers hurler Jose Berrios picked up his eighth win of the season. A first-round draft selection by the Twins in 2012, Berrios, just 20 years old, has compiled an 8-2 season record with a sparkling 2.05 ERA. He was named Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for the period June 16-22. Also honored was Miracle shortstop Jorge Polanco, who batted .444 (12 for 27) during the same period to earn the FSL Player of the Week. The Miracle began a six-game home stand on Wednesday with three games against St. Lucie and a weekend series against Palm Beach. Doug Mientkiewicz in 2004 batting action To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


19 THE RIVER JUNE 27, 2014Community Foundation Hosts iLAB 2014 EventThe Southwest Florida Community Foundation recently brought together 100 nonprofits from Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Collier counties for the redesign of their funding process for regional and agency programs and projects. Hosted by Arthrex at its Naples headquarters located at 1370 Creekside Boulevard, iLAB 2014 was the launch of the foundations new Community Impact Grant process. The five-hour iLAB was the first phase and an idea-to-project event. Participants spent essential time moving from issue clarification to project design. At the end of the five hours, participants had created two to three regional projects and presented them to a team of reviewers. The foundation plans to evaluate the potential of these ideas and consider funding one or more through this years Community Impact Grants. iLAB is all about increasing our regions ability to think together about innovative solutions to real issues, said Sarah Owen, president and CEO of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. We want to create new regional partnerships while strengthening existing ones. Owen added that additional goals were for nonprofits to learn to design projects with greater ingenuity, adaptability and collaboration and to emphasize the importance of regional innovation. Only iLAB participants are able to submit an individual agency Letter of Idea for funding during phase two. Called the Compassionate Shark Tank, phase two will include two rounds in June and July. In round one, agency leaders interested in an individual agency grant will submit an LOI that is a one-page snapshot of their program/project idea that includes the issue, change, action, partners and funds needed. If their letter is accepted, round two will have them participate in the shark tank with a few minutes to share their idea with the shark tank panel made up of individual and corporate funders from across the region. If the panel accepts the agencys idea, they will be invited to submit a stream lined RFP. Final awards will be announced in September. There is always more need than money when it comes to community projects, said iLAB attendee Susan Mitchell, director of grants for Lee Memorial Health System. iLAB is a novel approach that stimulates a collaborative and effective use of resources. In 2013, 15 agencies in the fivecounty Southwest Florida area were the recipients of funds totaling $439,812 in Community Impact Grants provided by the foundation. For more information, visit the Southwest Florida Community Foundations website at www.floridacommunity.com or call 274-5900. Southwest Florida Community Foundations iLab 2014 was held in Naples Kathryn Kelly and Pam Beckman Sarah Owen and Scott Fischer Southwest Florida Community Foundations iLab in progress One of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation iLAB activities iLAB participants brainstorm during the event


THE RIVER JUNE 27, 201420 Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship Program Honors StudentsA total of 16 high school seniors from Lee, Charlotte, Collier and Hendry counties received a scholarship from Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Southwest Florida. Lee County students Daniela Medina, Laura Vanegas, Ciera Hall, Santiago Ramirez, Santiago Arminana, Yosvany Perez and Ashley Perez will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. Collier County students Cassandra Ellis, Edgar Lorenzo Valle, Dulce Mendoza, Kimberly Nguyen and Carol Morales Roca will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. Maria Munoz and Autumn Armega-Finger of Collier County will receive a $1,000 scholarship each year for four years. Charlotte County student Sherae Green will receive a $1,000 scholarship and Yoana Dominguez of Hendry County will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Students and their families were invited to a special reception to be held in their honor on May 17 at the Ronald McDonald House in Fort Myers. The reception was sponsored by Regions Bank. The RMHC U.S. Scholarship Program provides high school seniors who wish to continue their education the opportunity to apply for a scholarship and receive financial assistance to attend college, said David Schiering, RMHC scholarship committee chair. It is our goal to help make the dream of a college education a reality for students who may not otherwise attend college. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties. RMHC scholarship recipients, from left, Ciera Hall, Edgar Lorenzo Valle, Santiago Arminana, Maria Munoz, Autumn Armega-Finger, Laura Vanegas, Yoana Dominguez, Kimberly Nguyen and Sherae Green celebrate at a reception held in their honor at Ronald McDonald House in Fort Myers Jim Cliche and Dan Eveloff of Regions Bank at the RMHC Scholarship Reception held at Ronald McDonald House in Fort Myers Sanibel-Area Sylvan Learning Center Offers Tips And Summer Reading ListsWhile summer is a break from school, Sylvan Learning Centers in the Sanibel area dont believe that the time off should also be a break from learning. A recent survey from Sylvan Learning found that on average, kids spend significantly more of their free time playing outside (30 percent), playing video games (17 percent) and watching TV (18 percent) than reading (12 percent). Additionally, research has shown that kids should read at least five books over the summer, yet 46 percent of tweens are reading four or fewer books according to their parents. To help parents get kids excited to read this summer, Sylvan Learning has compiled the following summer reading list for tweens in grades four through eight, based on the most popular books on Sylvans Book Adventure website (www.bookadventure. com): 1 Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 Harry Potter 3 Percy Jackson and the Olympians 4 The Hunger Games series 5 Charlottes Web 6 Hatchet 7 Charlie & the Chocolate Factory 8 Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing 9 Holes 10. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe The learning specialists at Sylvan Learning also offer the following advice to help parents get their kids excited about reading this summer: Let Kids Choose Instead of requiring kids to read the classics over the summer, let them choose a book they are interested in reading. According to parents surveyed, 65 percent said that letting the child choose the book helps get him or her interested in reading it. Rewards Can Work So many of todays popular tween books are also movies, and a trip to the movies can be a great reward for finishing a book. Forty percent of parents said watching the movie after the book helps get their kids excited about reading. Find Out What Their Friends Are Reading Forty-six percent of parents said their child gets interested in reading a book because their friends are reading it. According to parents, the most popular genres among tweens are humor (e.g. Diary of a Wimpy Kid), fantasy (e.g. Harry Potter series, Percy Jackson series), action/adventure (e.g. Holes, Hatchet), science fiction (e.g. A Wrinkle in Time, 1984 ) and books made into movies (e.g. Divergent series, The Giver). For additional information, contact Denise DeFrehn of Sylvan Learning located in Fort Myers at 275-1130, denisedefrehn@sylvanswfl.com or tutoring.sylvanlearning. com. Email your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


21 THE RIVER JUNE 27, 2014 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Readers, As you know, I like to share new, important information when it is available that may help students. And right now, there is some good news for students (and others) who are nonverbal, deaf or otherwise have difficulty communicating via traditional telephone calls. Getting emergency help for the aboveidentified group has always been a significant concern for parents and teachers and many, many IEP goals that deal with survival have been written to address this skill. Within the past few weeks, a new option to seek emergency help has been set into motion. A 911 call will soon be available via text. Text-to-9-1-1 refers to the ability to send text messages to local 9-1-1 call centers during an emergency. Despite growing reliance on text messaging by millions of consumers, almost all 9-1-1 call centers today cannot receive text messages; they can only receive voice calls, about two-thirds of which are from wireless phones. According to disabilityscoop, an e-newsletter for Developmental Disability News, beginning this month, the nations four main wireless networks now have the capability to support text messages sent to 911. Currently, it is possible to text 911 in communities in 16 states where emergency call centers are set up to receive and respond to the messages, according to the Federal Communications Commission. Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile pledged in a voluntary agreement to accommodate text-to-911 on their networks by May 15. The FCC wants all text providers to offer the capability by the end of the year and the agency is encouraging 911 call centers to adopt the technology. It is unclear, however, when texting 911 will be possible nationwide. Textto-911 availability will ultimately depend on funding and the deployment of hardware, software and training programs at the nearly 6,000 911 centers across America, and progress will vary from one community to the next, said Brian Fontes, CEO of the National Emergency Number Association. According to the National Emergency Number Association (NENA), until textto-9-1-1 service is implemented in a given area, texters in those areas will receive an automatic bounce-back message indicating that text-to-9-1-1 is not yet available, and advising to use another method to contact emergency authorities. Even when text-to-9-1-1 becomes widely available, the best way to contact 9-1-1 will continue to be via voice communications whenever possible. For more detailed information on this topic, visit www.nena. org/?page=textresources. Shelley Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Griffin GraduatesPamela Griffin, a resident of Fort Myers, was awarded a bachelors degree at Assumption Colleges 97th commencement, graduating with a major in accounting and a minor in mathematics. The ceremony was held on May 17 on the campuss H.L. Rocheleau Field in Worcester, Massachusetts. Garrett GraduatesTaylor Garrett, a resident of Fort Myers, earned a bachelor of arts degree from Mercer Universitys College of Liberal Arts during the universitys spring commencement at the Macon, Georgia campus. Vendeville GraduatesCara Vendeville, a resident of North Fort Myers, marched as a degree candidate from Wittenberg University on May 17, 2014 during the 169th commencement exercises in idyllic Commencement Hollow on the Springfield, Ohio campus. MicroEnterprise Institute GraduationOn June 25, 15 aspiring entrepreneurs got closer to starting their own small businesses after completing the Goodwill MicroEnterprise course. The graduation ceremony took place at 6:30 p.m. at the Southwest Florida Enterprise Center at 3903 Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard, Fort Myers. The institute has training programs to help emerging entrepreneurs start new ventures and grow small businesses. Graduates complete a 12-module business and management training course over six weeks and work with mentors who are successful businesspersons. Mentors for the recent session were David Burns, Tonya Farina and Rob Mang. The class facilitator was Jim Wallert. Graduating the course were Jimmy Cochran, Samuel De La Rosa, Stephanie Estrella, Janelle Faison, Andrew Gesell, Kia Glimps-Smith, Anthony Jackson, Sharon Makowski, Deborah Newton, Tammy Rawson, Megzie Russell-Hamilton, Teresa Sankey, Ronald Stout, Mirna Valiente and Carol Womble. Delivering the commencement speech was Pam Oakes, owner of Pams Motor City Tire and Auto Center. Through her automotive talents she has created the auto manual Car Care for the Clueless and a nationally syndicated radio segment that reaches 10 million daily across 60 U.S. stations. Oakes was awarded SBA Small Business of the Year. The Goodwill Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise Institute is administrated by Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. and is part of a mission to provide lifechanging opportunities to people with disabilities and disadvantages to achieve independence. To learn more about the institute, visit www.goodwillswfl.org/microenterprise or call 995-2106 ext. 2219. Graduates completed a six-week small-business course in Fort Myers Some of the 15 entrepreneurs who graduated from Goodwills MicroEnterprise Institute Nervous Nellies is a casual, family-fun restaurant that boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, over-stuffed sandwiches and entres. Dine in airconditioned comfort or outside on Nellies expansive waterfront patio. Live music. Happy hour all day. Grab a bite to eat or drink and swing to the beats of live reggae, rock and island music from the areas premier musical talent. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier, and happy hour is all day, every day. Parking for your car or boat for free for patrons. The GPS coordinates are 26.41 N 81.18 W. 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach at the 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 GRILLE NERVOUS NELLIES CRAZY WATERFRONT EATERYFrom page 9Fort Myers Fare


THE RIVER JUNE 27, 201422 Financial FocusCould You Afford To Live To 100?by Jennifer BaseyHeres an interesting statistic: Over the past three decades, the centenarian population in the United States has grown about 66 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Of course, this doesnt necessarily mean that you have a good chance of living to 100 but the possibility may not be as remote as it once was. In any case, if you do plan to retire in your mid-60s, and you are in good health, you may well have two, or even three, decades ahead of you. To enjoy this time to the fullest and to help prevent the possibility of outliving your financial resources you will need to invest for income and growth throughout your retirement years. As a retiree, how much income do you need from your investments? Theres no one right percentage for everyone. Furthermore, you shouldnt have to rely solely on your investment portfolio, because you may have other sources such as Social Security and potentially your employer-sponsored retirement plan from which to draw income. Nonetheless, your investments can play a big role in providing you with the income youll need during retirement. Many retirees depend on fixed-rate investments for a good portion of their retirement income so its a real challenge when interest rates are low, as they have been for the past several years. Consequently, when you retire, youll certainly need to be aware of the interestrate environment and the income you can expect from these investments. Longerterm fixed-rate vehicles may be tempting, as they typically offer higher rates than shorter-term ones, but these longer-term investments may have more price fluctuation and inflation risk than shorter-term investments. Ultimately, youll likely need a balance between short-, intermediateand long-term fixed-income investments to provide for a portion of your income in retirement. While its important to invest for income, you cant ignore the need for growth because you wont want to lose purchasing power to inflation. As you know, weve experienced quite mild inflation recently. But over time, even a low rate of inflation can seriously erode your purchasing power. To illustrate: If your current monthly costs are $3,000, they will be about $4,000 in 10 years with only a three percent annual inflation rate. And in 25 years at that same rate, your monthly costs will have more than doubled, to about $6,200. To help protect yourself against inflation risk, you should consider having at least some investments that offer growth potential, rather than only owning fixed-income vehicles. And some investment vehicles, such as dividend-paying stocks, can offer both growth potential and current income. In fact, some stocks have paid, and even increased, their dividends for many years in a row, giving you not just income, but rising income. (Keep in mind, though, that companies are not obligated to pay dividends, and can reduce or discontinue them at any time.) To determine the right mix of growth and income vehicles for your individual needs, consult with a financial advisor who is familiar with your retirement plans, your risk tolerance and your family situation. And it may well be a good idea to plan for a very long retirement. You may not live to be 100 but it would be a good feeling to know that you could afford to do so. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. VCB Earns SMITTY AwardThe Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) earned one of the most prestigious social media awards in travel and tourism. Travel + Leisure magazine announced the winners of its 3rd annual Travel + Leisure Social Media in Travel + Tourism Awards (SMITTY), which recognizes companies in the travel and tourism industry showcasing the best and most innovative uses of social media. The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel earned a SMITTY award for Best Contest/Giveaway for the Find Your Island Challenge. The VCB invited five influential Google Glass Explorers to use Google Glass to compete in multiple challenges throughout the Fort Myers/Sanibel Island area to showcase the destination in an entirely new way through Glass. Simultaneously, a Facebook sweepstakes invited individuals to enter for a chance to win their own Google Glass vacation. The winner received a six-night vacation and a pair of Google Glass. The social media campaign, which was integrated across all marketing channels including social media, public relations, digital media, email and the destinations website, garnered more than 76 million impressions. The beauty of our destination compels visitors to share their experiences through social media, said Tamara Pigott, VCB executive director. We know social media is having a greater impact on decision making and we are excited to earn our first SMITTY award for such an innovative promotion. The winners and their campaigns can be seen on travelandleisure.com/ smittys, with additional information available by searching #TLSMITTY on social media. The SMITTY Awards will also be featured in the Travel + Leisure July 2014 issue, available on newsstands June 20. The VCBs Google Glass promotion can be viewed at http://youtu.be/ T9ePKzUs0UA. Top 10 Real Estate SalesCourtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing Price Selling Price Days On Market Quail West Naples 2003 4,927 $2,495,000 $2,200,000 124 Cape Harbour Cape Coral2004 5,475 $1,950,000 $1,920,000 0 Seagull Estates Sanibel 1988 2,436 $1,195,000 $1,145,000 57 Sanibel Estates Sanibel 1982 2,624 $925,000 $875,000 163 Cape Harbour Cape Coral2001 2,441 $869,900 $843,900 136 Del Sega Sanibel 1969 1,680 $895,000 $800,000 0 Del Sega Sanibel 1956 1,560 $825,000 $750,000 81 McGregor Isles Fort Myers2000 3,123 $674,900 $645,000 74 Sanibel Bayous Sanibel 2000 1,959 $639,000 $639,000 2 Pinehurst Estero 1998 2,794 $672,500 $625,000 20 AppleJuiceSharing Your Calendar In iOS7 Using iCloudby Carol Rooksby Weidlich, President, SWACKSIf youre not already using iCloud on your Mac, iPad and/or iPhone, youll need to setup an iCloud account and ensure that youre signed into iCloud on your device. Got to Settings > iCloud and slide the Calendars button so it turns green. This means your calendar entries will now be transferred to your iCloud account. If youre like me, you have multiple calendars already set up for your work, family activities and various organization commitments. I share my calendars with my husband, allowing us to plan activities or appointments around each of our schedules. To share your calendars on Apple iOS devices, open the Calendars app and tap on the Calendars link at the bottom of the screen. You now get to view all of your calendars and can choose which ones to share. To share your calendars tap the i in the red circle to the right of your calendar. A window opens allowing you to edit your calendar change the calendar name, share with someone and add color tags to differentiate each calendar. Tap the Add Person and type in the persons name. As you start typing the name, if the contact is in your address book, your device will show you a list of possible contacts. Choose the persons name and tap Add. The person will be sent an invitation either via e-mail or as a notification directly on their device. Their name will appear in the sharing list with a Pending status until theyve accepted your invitation. You can resend invitations at any time. Once they accept, you will begin sharing your calendar. An inviteecontinued on page 23


23 THE RIVER JUNE 27, 2014 deaRPharmacistFind Out What Is Causing Your Fibromyalgiaby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Ive had fibromyalgia for the last 8 years, and I take Lyrica, Hydrocodone and Citalopram for medicine. My local pharmacist said those are used to treat pain and depression, but I want to make sure with you. Also, Id like to know what natural alternatives I have. SD, Gainesville, Florida Fibromyalgia affects millions of people worldwide. In latin, the term describes pain in the muscles and fibrous tissue. The muscle pain and tender points can become rather painful, and sometimes disabling but I believe there is an underlying cause, perhaps infection, nutrient deficiencies, mitochondrial dysfunction, the drug mugging effect of medicines and more. Ill elaborate shortly, but you asked me to confirm the uses of your medicines. The Lyrica (pregabalin) is used to soothe nerve pain and can make you drowsy. So can the hydrocodone which is used to reduce a pain chemical called Substance P and the citalopram ( Celexa) is classified as an antidepressant but thats not necessarily how its being used. Sure, it lifts a brain neurotransmitter called serotonin, which improves mood and reduces pain. Antidepressants that improve levels of both serotonin and norepinephrine may be even more effective. My point is this class of drugs is often used to relieve pain, not necessarily for depression. All three require prescription. The cause of muscle pain varies greatly from person to person. Try not to concern yourself too much with the name of your disease or your diagnosis because the labels you take on as an identity make it harder for you to overcome. Just think in terms of having symptoms, rather than diseases, its more pleasant. The following are some known causes for muscle pain and if you can find out the cause you can address it. With the help of a conscientious practitioner and state-of-the-art blood tests, find out if you have: Infections Pathogens known as EBV, CMV and HSV are known to hide in the body and cause muscle pain. Some cause chicken pox and shingles. Lyme disease, Bartonella, Babesia, Hepatitis C, coxsackie and parvovirus may cause terrible muscle pain. Magnesium deficiency This causes widespread muscle pain. This nutrient is depleted by coffee and The Pill, certain menopause medications, antacids, acid blockers, steroids and 200 other drugs. Taking high-quality magnesium supplements along with malice acid (derived from green apples) can support muscle health. Selenium deficiency This can cause thyroid disease as well as muscle pain. Improving selenium can reduce thyroid antibodies and support immune system health. CoQ10 deficiency Over 300 drugs are drug muggers, among them statin cholesterol reducing medications. When you are CoQ10 deficient, your muscles can spasm, become weak and hurt badly. There are more causes (and solutions) so if youd like to receive a more comprehensive version of this weeks column, please come to my website and sign up for my free newsletter, Ill email it to you next week. The take home message today is that fibromyalgia may be correctable if you find out what the underlying cause is, so dont resign yourself. 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. Program On Chronic Disease ManagementShell Point Retirement Community, in conjunction with Lee Memorial Health System, will host Its All About You, a nationally-recognized program focused on managing chronic disease. Designed to help people 18 years of age and older learn ways to better manage their chronic health conditions and the symptoms that often accompany them, this is a research-based self-management program developed by Dr. Kate Lorig of Stanford University. The free, two-and-a-half-hour workshops will take place at Shell Point on Tuesdays from 1:15 to 3:45 p.m. and run from July 8 through August 12 in the Manatee Room on The Island. Space is limited and participants must be registered by Tuesday, July 1. Call 454-8247 to reserve a place in this six-week program. Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. 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 live alone and I am getting to be very lonely. My friends are moving away or they are quite sickly, and others are dying off. I am getting bored with constant TV watching and reading books. I know it would be cheaper to stay in my home, but it is no fun being lonely and I think I would prefer living in a facility with other people around. What suggestions do you have? Emily Dear Emily, Making a significant decision like housing requires a lot of thought. It is very good that you are reaching out, asking questions of people who do not have a vested interest in your decision. Independent living communities, assisted living communities and staying in your own home with services all have plusses and minuses. For example, in independent and assisted living communities you give up some of your freedom... when to eat meals, what to eat, how much to eat and with whom you eat. But in the same communities, there are social programs during the day, mostly all day every day. All you have to do is to walk downstairs. At home, on the other hand, you can eat what you want when, how much and with whom you want but you have to go out and search for interaction. Transportation, scheduling and reliable assistance can be a concern. Try to make the most informed decision by asking people, visiting a few times and dont be forced into a decision by the sales pressure of any community or service. Pryce Dear Emily, I think you should visit some of the local retirement complexes but be well armed with information about your financial position and then talk to your financial adviser. There are many kinds of complexes available and I am sure you will find something you will like and can afford. Loneliness is a dreadful condition and I can understand why you would like to make a lifestyle move. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. From page 22iClouddoesnt need to be an iCloud user to accept an invitation to view a shared calendar. You also have the option of tapping the View & Edit and slide the Allow Editing button to green. This allows those you share your calendar with to also edit events. To turn off sharing, just slide the button to the left turning off the shared editing. iCloud Calendars can also be accessed directly from any modern web browser by logging into your iCloud account at www.icloud.com. You can also manage and share your calendars from iCloud as well as on your Mac. 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 South West Florida Apple Computer Knowledge Society, visit www.swacks.org. Lifelong Learning Class Offers The Story Of ChinaThe Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point welcomes to its Summer Academy professor Adrian Kerr presenting The Story of China on Tuesdays, July 1 through 29 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community. The impact of Chinas history, religion and culture is widespread, and is felt every day as its influence continues to grow. Kerr will examine this immense and varied country from the origins of its native people, to its current position on the world stage. Tickets for each session are $10. Seating is limited and reservations are required by calling 489-8472. The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides approximately 80 classes each semester that encompass a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. To learn more about Shell Point, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-7801131. The Story of China will be presented during the month of July


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PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. TELEVISION: Which television sitcom was set at the Stratford Inn? 2. GEOGRAPHY: Where is the Bay of Fundy? 3. SCIENCE: How much faster does sound travel in water than in air? 4. MATH: What is the origin of the word zero? 5. ENTERTAINERS: Which famous comedian/actor had a brief boxing career? 6. ANATOMY: Where is the macula in the human body? 7. LANGUAGE: What is a beau geste? 8. MEASUREMENTS: What does a gill measure? 9. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is the color of the circle on Japans national flag? 10. AD SLOGANS: Which company urged customers to make a run for the border? TRIVIA TEST 1. Newhart 2. Between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia 3. About four times faster 4. Arabic, from the word sifr, which means empty 5. Bob Hope 6. The eye 7. A magnanimous gesture 8. Liquids, about one-quarter of a pint 9. Red 10. Taco Bell. ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER JUNE 27, 2014 My Stars FOR WEEK OF JUNE 30, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Get your facts together and become familiar with them before you have to face up to that interview. The better prepared you are, the easier it will be to make that important impression. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) New information might warrant changing your mind about a recently made decision. Never mind the temporary confusion it might cause. Acting on the truth is always preferable. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Creating a loving atmosphere for those you care for could pay off in many ways. Expect to hear some unexpected but very welcome news that can make a big difference in your life. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Stepping away from an old and seemingly insoluble problem might be helpful. Use the time to take a new look at the situation and perhaps work out a new method of dealing with it. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Youre still in a favorable goal-setting mode. However, you might need to be a little more realistic about some of your aims. Best to reach for what is currently doable. The rest will follow. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A setback is never easy to deal with. But it could be a boon in disguise. Recheck your proposal, and strengthen the weak spots. Seek advice from someone who has been there and done that. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Coming up with a new way of handling a tedious job-regulated chore could lead to more than just a congratulatory memo once the word reaches the right people. Good luck. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) What you might call determination someone else might regard as stubbornness. Look for ways to reach a compromise that wont require a major shift of views on your part. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Youre still in a vulnerable mode vis-a-vis offers that sound too good to be true. So continue to be skeptical about anything that cant be backed up with provable facts. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Thrift is still dominant this week. What you dont spend on what you dont need will be available for you to draw on should a possible (albeit temporary) money crunch hit. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Staying close to home early in the week allows for some introspection about your social life. Sort out your feelings before rejoining your fun-time fellows on the weekend. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) It can be a bit daunting as well as exciting to find yourself finally taking action on a longdelayed move for a change. It helps to stay with it when others rally to support you. BORN THIS WEEK: Your love of home and family provide you with the emotional support you need to find success in the outside world. On July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia, the Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims the independence of a new United States of America from Great Britain. The declaration came 442 days after the first shots of the American Revolution. On July 1, 1916, 25-year-old Army Lt. Dwight D. Eisenhower marries 19-year-old Mamie Geneva Doud. He would go on to lead the Allies to victory in Europe in World War II and later become the nations 34th president. The couple lived in 33 homes during Eisenhowers 37-year military career. On July 6, 1933, Major League Baseballs first All-Star Game takes place at Comiskey Park in Chicago. The event was designed to bolster the sport during the darkest years of the Great Depression. Fans who could still afford tickets migrated from the more expensive box seats to the bleachers, which cost 50 cents. On June 30, 1953, the first production Corvette is built at the General Motors facility in Flint, Mich. All 300 Corvettes were white convertibles with red interiors and black canvas tops. The 1953 Corvette was outfitted with a six-cylinder engine and a two-speed automatic transmission. On July 5, 1975, Arthur Ashe defeats the favored Jimmy Connors to become the first black man ever to win Wimbledon. While the confident Connors strutted around the tennis court, Ashe rested between sets. Finally, with the shocked crowd cheering him on, Ashe finished Connors off in the fourth set, 6-4. On July 3, 1985, the blockbuster Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, opens in theaters. The time-travel device in the film was a DeLorean DMC-12 sports car outfitted with a nuclear reactor that would achieve the 1.21 gigawatts of power necessary to travel through time. On July 2, 1990, a stampede of religious pilgrims in a pedestrian tunnel in Mecca leaves more than 1,400 people dead. This was the most deadly of a series of incidents over 20 years affecting Muslims making the trip to Mecca. Hundreds die each year in this pilgrimage, in stonings, stampedes or fires. It was novelist Tom Clancy who made the following sage observation: The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense. Charlie Chan, the fictional Honolulu detective, was created in 1919 by novelist Earl Derr Biggers. The books featuring Chan became so popular that the character made the leap to radio, movies and television. Over the years, 13 actors have portrayed the detective, but not one of them has been of Chinese ancestry. Rattlesnakes can live up to 20 years. When the TV sitcom The Addams Family was being cast in the early 1960s, actor John Astin came in to audition for the role of Lurch, the cadaverous butler. He was immediately rejected for the part. As he was leaving the room, though, the producer spotted him, pulled him aside, and immediately offered him the role of Gomez -the lead. All he had to do was grow a mustache. The nation of France was still executing people with the guillotine until 1977. In 1973, The Who began a major U.S. tour with a show in San Francisco. As the show was starting, though, drummer Keith Moon collapsed. He was revived, but then collapsed once more. At that point, in an unprecedented move, Pete Townsend asked for volunteers from the audience. Scott Halprin, a 19-year-old aspiring drummer, jumped at the chance. He played three numbers with the band, and lead singer Roger Daltry later told Rolling Stone magazine, That drummer was really good. Milk produced by a hippopotamus mother is pink. In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, its the exact opposite. -Paul Dirac THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 2013, A.J. Pierzynski became the fourth catcher to have 13 consecutive seasons of 100 games caught. Name two of the other three. 2. Name the last team to have three 20-game winners in the same season. 3. In 2012, Notre Dames Manti Teo became the third college football defensive player to finish second in the Heisman Trophy voting. Who were the first two? 4. In 2012-13, Miamis LeBron James recorded his seventh season of at least 2,000 points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists. Who else did it six times? 5. Cam Ward is the all-time leader in games played in goal for the Carolina Hurricanes, with 461. Who is second? 6. Name the first American Alpine female skier to win medals in three Olympics? 7. Who was the last golfer before Steven Bowditch in 2014 to have a closing score of 76 or higher in the final of a PGA event he won? ANSWERS 1. Johnny Bench, Bill Dickey and Brad Ausmus. 2. The 1973 Oakland As -Ken Holtzman, Cat sh Hunter and Vida Blue. 3. Alex Karras of Iowa (1957) and Hugh Green of Pitt (1980). 4. Oscar Robertson. 5. Arturs Irbe, with 309. 6. Julia Mancuso (2006, ). 7. Vijay Singh won the 2004 PGA Championship despite a nal-round score of 76.


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CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29 THE RIVER JUNE 27, 2014 Read us online at: IslandSunNews.com 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 WANTEDFULL TIME HEAD CUSTODIANBene ts Tolls Paid Call Maureen at the Sanibel School 239 472-1617NS 3/21 NC TFN ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERKFor multi-store retailer Sanibel Sunglass Company Year-round part time 10-20 hrs/week Must have A/P experience & knowledge of retail management/accounting systems Compensation based on quali cations. jobs@sanibelsunglasscompany.comNS 6/6 CC 6/27 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 229 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 1/31 NC TFN BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN 1987 BMW 325i CONVERTIBLEORIGINAL OWNER, ALWAYS GARAGED AND MAINTAINED BY BMW SPECIALIST. GOOD DRIVE, WELL PRESERVED BY SANIBEL RESIDENT. ALL ORIGINAL -$2,000. CALL 239-395-0508NS 6/13 CC 6/27 AUTO FOR SALE HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEER 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 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 COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATORImmediate opening. Sanibel Public Library. Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Community Outreach Coordinator promotes the library through all types of media and forms of communication including print and digital; develops promotional materials for the library; oversees the librarys web presence including website and social media; works with staff to support planning and coordinating of library events and displays; coordinates public relations and advertising. Quali cations: Bachelors degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or a related eld and a minimum of two years experience in public relations and/or community relations or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Library, government, or nonpro t experience a plus. Occasional evening and weekend work required. The Sanibel Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The complete job description is available at www.sanlib.org. Serious candidates only, please forward a letter of interest, resume and work samples in PDF format to resume@sanlib.org by July 18, 2014. NS 6/20 CC 6/27 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 6/6 CC 8/29 FOR SALEBAR, WINE & LIQUOR CABINET $999.Manufactured by Hooker Walnut Antique Finish Bar with two serving drawers and a serving tray with three drawers. Hanging shelves for wine glasses and shelves for liquor and additional glasses. In original excellent condition. Original purchase price of $2,100. Cash purchase only. Call 732-221-9765. Located in Fort Myers at Punta Rassa.NS 6/27 NC TFN


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 JUNE 27, 201430 Hello, my name is Hope. Im a 3-yearold spayed female Florida Curr. Hopes not just my name. Now its something I have. A very kind person found me when I was just about to give up. I was weak, hot and starving. I was brought to the shelter, where I am showered with love and kindness. I continue to get stronger every day, both mentally and physically. If you adopt me, my story will be complete. My adoption fee is $35 (regularly $75) during Animal Services June adoption promotion. Hello, my name is Dewey... like the famous Library Cat. Im a 6-year-old blackand-white spayed female domestic short hair. I may not be as well known, but Im certainly an interesting feline and can provide whatever companionship you need. Id be a great cat for someone looking for an only-pet or I can fit right in with the crowd like I do here at the shelter. All I need is a chance to let my personality shine. My adoption fee is $25 (regularly $50) during Animal Services June adoption promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www. LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in 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. Dewey ID# 403721 Hope ID# 590020 Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .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 Fort 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338-3500ARTSAlliance 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239-597-1111 The Schoolhouse Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-6862 SW 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 Embroiderers Guild of America Sea Grape Chapter . . . .239-267-1990 FM UDC Chapter 2614 United Daughters of the Confederacy . 728-3743 Friendship Force Of SW FL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 561-9164 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 . . . . . . . . . . . .561-2118Kiwanis 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 To be listed in calling card email your information to: press@riverweekly.com


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