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VOL. 13, NO. 26 JULY 4, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Patriotic Picnic Table Arrives At Jensensby Jeff LysiakOn Monday afternoon, Jensens Twin Palm Cottages & Marina on Captiva received a patriotically-painted and inscribed picnic table on behalf of veterans support group Operation Open Arms, courtesy of Lowes Store #2361 in Cape Coral. Customers and employees of Lowes added their signatures and messages of support for U.S. troops to the custompainted picnic table, which also includes an American flag in the middle. The table was donated to Operation Open Arms founder Captain John Giddyup Bunch, who in turn donated it to Jensens. Since 2005, the Jensen brothers have never said no to any request Ive made to them, said Bunch. They are as worthy as anyone who give so much to support continued on page 24 Berne Davis Honored At Tree PlantingBerne Davis was honored during the dedication of a jacaranda tree planted at the Burroughs Home recently. The tree planting was in honor of her 100th birthday; she is a member of the board of directors of the Uncommon Friends Foundation. A plaque signifying the dedication will be placed at the base of the tree and will become the first stone in a walk of friendship. The Uncommon Friends Foundation, a not for profit 501(c)3 organization established in 1993, is dedicated to lifelong character building among todays youth and business leaders. Its mission is to promote character education in schools, business ethics in the workplace and historic preservation of the Burroughs Home and James Newton Archives. For more information, call 337-9505 or visit www.uncommonfriends.org. Berne Davis, seated, was honored during the dedication of a jacaranda tree planted at the Burroughs Home recently. Surrounding her are members of the board of directors and guests at the dedication ceremony. Jensens Twin Palm Cottages & Marina received a patriotic picnic table on behalf of Operation Open Arms, courtesy of Lowes, on Monday afternoon. Pictured from left are Dave Godfrey, Dave Jensen, Troy Osborne of Lowes, John Jensen and Doug Rigsby. photos by Jeff Lysiak Employees of Lowes Store #2361 in Cape Coral and their customers signed the picnic table with messages supporting our troopsUpcoming Programs And Events At Edison & Ford Winter EstatesJuly at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates is highlighted with several special events. Edison Ford is offering free admission for children ages 15 and under on Friday, July 4. The monthly volunteer meeting speaker is Debbie Hughes, Edison Ford senior horticulturalist, who will discuss Edison Fords involvement with a worldwide plant rescue program. The new museum west porch will be dedicated on Friday, July 25. Upcoming events and programs include: July 4 at Edison Ford 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Edison & Ford Winter Estates is offering free admission to children, ages 15 and under, on Friday, July 4. Spend the day at Edison Ford with a self-guided audio tour of the museum, historic homes, gardens and laboratory. The museum contains an impressive collection of inventions, artifacts and special exhibits. Did you know the Fourth of July was Thomas Edisons favorite holiday? He would devote the entire day to his children, waking up early to set off fireworks. Celebrate Americas birthday at Floridas own National Treasure. Monthly Program: Edison Ford is an Orchid Rescue Site Tuesday, July 8 at 10 a.m. South Florida Water Management Building Lecture Hall Guest speaker Debbie Hughes, Edison Ford senior horticulturalist, will discuss Edison Fords involvement with CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species), a worldwide plant and rescue program. Edison Ford is a plant rescue site for continued on page 24 Free admission for children ages 15 and under will be offered on the Fourth of July at the Edison & Ford Winter EstatesCELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY!


THE RIVER JULY 4, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Morgan Hotel Expandsby Gerri Reaves, PhDThis 1926 photo is a study in how quickly and completely an urban landscape can change, especially in boom times. The photo of the construction site documents the major expansion of the Morgan Hotel at the southeast corner of Dean and Bay Only three years before, the Morgan didnt exist, and neither did Dean Street (right). It was in 1923 that John Morgan Dean of Providence, Rhode Island one the towns most important developers ever purchased the hotel site at First and the future Dean Street. On it stood the Cottage Home Hotel (and before that, the Windsor Hotel), facing First. That structural link to pioneer days would soon vanish. Dean obtained permission from the city to build not only a hotel but create Dean Street, so his hotel would have an entrance on two streets. In January 1924, just in time for tourist season, the first phase of the Morgan Hotel opened and so did a new street. (According to some sources, the Morgan was built around the old Cottage Home.) The hotels first phase had only 22 rooms, but due to expansions and upgrades, the hotel soon occupied the entire east side of Dean between First and Bay, as we know it today. The new Morgan addition had three plate-glass storefronts facing Bay at ground level. Meanwhile, the redevelopment of Bay spurred other boom-time development. Although the first seawalls and first section of the street had been constructed between 1908 and 1912, it wasnt until 1926 that Bay became a truly accessible thoroughfare, thanks to a fill project that included widening, repaving and the installation of sidewalks. Among other projects of the era was the three-story WB Towles Building at Bayview Court (1925), which featured two large storefronts facing Bay. (Today, the building is a restaurant and bar.) As for the Morgan, it has gone through bad and good times, as well as reinventions, since 1923. Over the decades, its storefronts on Bay were occupied by businesses or used for hotel storage. The hotel was even vacant for a time and its survival in question. But it was renovated, reinvented and renamed more than once, recently as the Hotel Dean and now The Dean. Today, the former hotel rooms are apartments and business suites and several businesses occupy the storefronts. Walk down to Dean and Bay and imagine when the streets were new and boom-time construction was under way. Then walk a few blocks to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to find out about downtowns 1920s hotels. Call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org for more information. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Then visit 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 Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer and the Archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society. The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: 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 1926 addition to the Morgan Hotel progresses at Dean and Bay courtesy Southwest Florida Historical Society Eighty-eight years later, the addition still consists of businesses on the ground floor and apartments and business suites above photo by Gerri Reaves


3 THE RIVER JULY 4, 2014 Fort Myers Public Art: Former Student Honors Legendary Swim Coachby Tom HallLocated in the northeast corner of the campus of Lee Memorial Hospital is Wes Nott Park, a broad concrete courtyard dominated by wide circular fountain punctuated at the far end by a V-shaped balustrade against which leans a life-size statue of legendary Fort Myers High swim coach Wes Nott. The park appropriately sits on the site of what was once the Wes Nott swimming pool. Today, Coach Nott presides over the space, standing against a railing that abuts the southbound lanes of Cleveland Avenue (U.S. 41). The cold cast aluminum sculpture was commissioned by the Fort Myers Beautification Advisory Board in accordance with its long-standing program of honoring local people. It was cast by local sculptor D.J. Wilkins and dedicated by the City of Fort Myers on July 14, 2000 to the Lee Memorial Auxillary for its generous contribution to the beautification of Wes Nott Park. The railing he is leaning against is a duplication of the one that was around the pool, notes Wilkins, who also bent (the coachs) right leg and placed his foot on the bottom of the rail to signify that Nott walked with a limp in his right leg as a result of polio. Nott touched the lives of an estimated 8,000 children who fondly remember him for helping them achieve their best both in and out of the water by emphasizing hard work and good sportsmanship. One of those is Judy Roberts Childers, who is the aquatic supervisor in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Coach Knott was my first swim instructor in the beginners class in the Wes Knott pool in Fort Myers many years ago, Childers fondly recalls. My Mom would take my siblings and me every summer for lessons and I remember him sitting on the pool deck at the head of the pool roadside to Cleveland Avenue saying, kick-kick-kick!, waving his hands in an up and down motion. He always wore an elevated shoe due to polio when he was young. There were four levels offered each summer and at the end of completing Level 4, I went on to compete in what was known as AAU Swimming, now known as USA Swimming. I continued competing throughout high school at Cypress Lake High and let it go to the wayside until four years ago when I joined USMS, the league for adults. I attribute my love and respect for the water to Coach Knott. Im now an aquatic supervisor in NMB, S.C. and am passionate about teaching both kids and adults to swim. Thanks Coach Knott for sparking the love of swimming in me! Nott is one of the people included by local historian Gerri continued on page 5 The cold cast aluminum sculpture of legendary Fort Myers High swim coach Wes Nott was cast by local sculptor D.J. Wilkins and dedicated on July 14, 2000 www.nervousnellies.net Where its Happy Hour all the time!!!Lunch, Dinner & Snacks in Between Make sure you pick up a Nellies discount card come in six times and get a FREE meal FREE MARINA DOCKAGE Assistance


THE RIVER JULY 4, 20144 Alliance Presents Majestic Places/ Majestic Faces Photography Exhibit During the month of July the gallery at Alliance for the Arts will be filled with images taken by photographer David White during his nine years living and teaching in Jakarta, Indonesia. Majestic Places/Majestic Faces includes 300 photographs and maps strung together in an installation representing a walkthrough scrapbook. White, who grew up in Fort Myers but has lived abroad since 1999, says he wants to give his family, friends and hometown community a glimpse into the diverse destinations and peoples that have enriched his life while living in Jakarta. Majestic Places/ Majestic Faces features the cultural and natural beauty of Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam. I am blessed to live and learn overseas. I hope to foster understanding between my Eastern and Western worlds through sharing moments of the truly, majestic places and faces of South East Asia. My intent, as always, is to seek and share positive, compassionate connections in all my worlds and with all peoples. It is an honor to be shown at the Alliance for the Arts. I look forward to seeing how the installation impacts my friends and the Lee county community. If a picture truly speaks a thousand words... imagine what 300 can say? The opening reception is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 11. White will host a Gallery Walk on Saturday, July 12 from 10 to 11 a.m. Its free and open to the public. The exhibit goes on display on Thursday, July 3 and remains until Friday, August 1. The Alliance for the Arts proudly supports artists and arts organizations in our area as the state designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County. The Alliance campus and galleries are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. For more information, call 939-2787 or go to www.artinlee.org. Bagan Monk Photographer David White, center, with Kathmandu Sadhus Kathmandu Boudhanath Gaze Ko Phi Phi Maeyanang Rua (Good Luck)


5 THE RIVER JULY 4, 2014 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 Courtneys has something for everyone. Come & see why Courtneys aims to please!239.466.4646 CONTINENTAL CUISINEAT THEIR NEW HOME. 20351 SUMMERLIN ROAD, FORT MYERS. ACROSS FROM TANGER FACTORY OUTLETS. IN THE PUBLIX SHOPPING PLAZA. Dinner for 2 for $30.00 Includes glass of house wine or well drink or domestic beer eachChoose any entree from our SUNSET DINING MENUChoice of: soup or salad comes with potato, veggie, hot baked bread and fresh herb olive oil Available from 4pm-6pm(Does not include tax or gratuity. Not valid on Holidays)Expires 10/31/2014 Make your reservations today! Free Bottle of WineWith the purchase of two dinner entrees from our regular dinner menu. Minimum entree purchase $15.Free wine is house selection red or white, tax and gratuity not included. Not valid on holidays. Expires August 30, 2014. Must present coupon at time of purchase. JOIN US EVERY SUNDAY FOR BRUNCHFROM 10AM 2PMA DELICIOUS VARIETY OF BREAKFAST AND LUNCH ITEMS ON THE MENU Thank You for Voting Us Best Continental Thank You for Voting Us Best Continental Cuisine Cuisine Betsy Ross Helps Paint Lee RedThe Lee Republican Women Federated Paint Lee Red Day, a time of making phone calls and door-to-door visits, had a surprise dignitary appear on Saturday. A woman who is the symbol of womens contributions to American history, Betsy Ross, generally known as LRWF member Maria Kernan, made phone calls at Governor Rick Scotts Victory Office. Kernan feels very strongly about the governors respect for the flag and his conservative proAmerican and pro-Florida stand on issues and feels Betsy Ross would have, too. Lee Republican Women Federated members are committed to bring the club to the community and to educate voters. To date members of the club have made 22,785 phone calls and knocked on 1,860 doors to reelect Governor Scott and to paint Lee County, and the State of Florida red. The women meet at The Edison Restaurant, alternating lunch and dinner meetings monthly. For more information about the group visit www. leerepublicanwomen.com. The next Paint Lee Red Day will be Saturday, July 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. Maria Kernan as Betsy RossFrom page 3 Coach KnottReaves in her 2012 book, Legendary Locals of Fort Myers. The book showcases the contributions, antics, and lives of Fort Myers residents from the days of the Seminole Wars to the present. Featuring approximately 150 photographs, most of them historic, the book focuses on the people who built and inhabited historical places as well as beloved figures such as swim coach Wes Nott, pioneer teacher Nell Gould, author and controversial mayor Florence Fritz, and music legend Billy Nalle. 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. Republican Womens Club July MeetingThe Lee County Republican Womens Club (chartered) will hold its monthly dinner meeting at the Crowne Plaza, located at 1305 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers, on Tuesday, July 8. The social/registration will begin at 6 p.m., with dinner/program beginning at 6:30 p.m. The cost to attend the dinner is $22. Featured speakers at the meeting will be the Republican candidates for the Florida House of Representatives Districts 77 and 79. The deadline for reservations, which are required, is Friday, July 4. For more information or to make reservations, call 574-2571. Hollywood Night To Benefit PACE Center For GirlsOn Thursday, July 24, shimmy down the red carpet in your most fabulous heels and your most beautiful outfit. Show the world what you have and turn some heads at a party to benefit PACE Center For Girls. Don and Tara Molloy, owners of Riverside Realty Group, are hosting a dress collection party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at their private residence in The Forest Country Club development. Bring new or gently used dresses, shoes, accessories and purses to donate to the Love That Dress! event benefiting the PACE Center For Girls. There will be a silent auction, raffle, food, drinks, music and the opportunity to rub elbows with all the whos who in Fort Myers. Prizes will be awarded for Most Rockin Shoes, Most Dazzling Dress and an overall Ms. Hollywood. Whether you prefer understated elegance or haute couture, join the Molloys for this great cause. All items collected at their party will be donated to PACEs annual Love That Dress! fundraiser, scheduled for Thursday, August 27 at the Embassy Suites in Estero. Be a star for an evening and honor the real stars at the PACE Center For Girls. To RSVP to the dress collection party on July 24, call Jane at the Riverside Realty Group at 313-5544 or email jane@riversidefl.com. The event will held at the Molloys home, located at 16675 Bobcat Drive in Fort Myers within The Forest Country Club development.


THE RIVER JULY 4, 20146 Local Woman Attends Leagues National MeetingThe League of Women Voters of Lee County Florida was represented by Clara Anne Graham, President at the 2014 League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) 51st biennial national convention, held from June 6 to 10 in Dallas, Texas. The energy and passion for democracy was infectious at our convention, said Graham. I was so proud to join with 700 other delegates from almost every state in the country, in urging all voters to join the league in protecting the right to vote and fighting against the big moneyed self-interests that so dominate and divide our politics today. The league is one organization trusted to take on these issues and effective enough to win because we are real people, grounded and active in our communities. While in Dallas, Graham attended workshops and caucuses, and discussed many of the critical issues facing our democracy this election year. The leagues Power The Vote 2014 initiative was highlighted throughout as delegates celebrated the organizations accomplishments and hard work on voting rights, campaign finance reform and the environment. The LWVUS Climate Change Task Force, of which Graham is a member, held two caucuses and one workshop addressing global climate change. LWV Lee County Florida Climate Change group facebook page was introduced to the delegates. Delegates reelected Elisabeth G. MacNamara of Georgia as national President for a third term and elected a new board of directors, passed the leagues budget, and voted on the organizations agenda for the next two years adopting a three-part program focusing on key structures of American democracy, including campaign finance reform, the constitutional amendment process, and redistricting reform for the U.S. Congress. Delegates also vowed to continue the fight to protect voting rights and continue to push to combat climate change, including supporting the EPAs new rules on carbon pollution. Graham and other attendees were welcomed to the convention by Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez and Houston Mayor Annise Parker and learned great insights on national demographic trends from Steven Murdock of Rice University. Governing Magazines Peter Harkness shared insights on trends in state legislatures, and ideas to help foster civic renewal and restore trust in government were presented by Peter Levine of CIRCLE and Patrick Bresette of Public Works. A panel discussion on voting rights and reform featuring former U.S. Election Assistance Commissioner Ray Martinez and Ann McGeehan, the former Director of the Texas Elections Division, rallied attendees to action. NPRcontinued on page 21 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com 3957 P P h h: 2 2 3 39 4720606wwwSanibelIslandCowcom Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! s s Always Fresh ...Always! LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC w w Always w ay ay s! Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials We Proudly BrewSanibels Most Award Winning Restaurant Calendar Girls Salute Our VeteransThe Calendar Girls will celebrate July 4 by joyfully sponsoring a Paws For Patriots guide dog for a deserving American veteran. Since 2006, the ladies have served their community through dance, modeled fitness and sponsored 13 world class guide dogs for veterans. For more information, visit www.calendargirlsflorida.com. The Calendar Girls dressed in their best patriotic garb Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


SeriesNewOpportunitiesat Shell Point Shell Points Life Enrichment Series offers the opportunity to discover new things about yourself and the world you live in. Concerts, presentations, lectures, shows, special events, and more! The public is invited and many of these events are FREE! (239) 466-1131 www.shellpoint.org Visit www.shellpoint.org/LES for full listings of this months events! Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missi onary Alliance Foundation 2014 Shell Point. All rights reserved SLS-2751-14 July2014 July8,16,22&30 Learn More About Shell Point at 10am. Join us for a group presentation about the Lifestyle and Lifecare available at Shell Point followed by a narrated bus tour of the community. The presentation will also include information about Shell Points newest neighborhood, The Estuary, which will include 50 residences in a combination of singlefamily signature homes and twin villa homes, along with a community center and pool. Call 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131 to reserve your place. SummerJunior Golf Camp at Shell Point Golf Clubfrom9am 10:30am. The Shell Point Golf Club welcomes young golfers between the ages of 7 and 15 to participate in the weekly Junior Golf Camps that will be taking place at the course throughout the summer. Each day, Monday through Friday, the players will meet at the course for golf instruction provided by PGA professional Gary Keating, PGA professional John Alfuth, and Teaching Professional Nick Macenas. Throughout the week, players will have an opportunity to improve upon their technique through the use of a video program that will capture their personal performance. The cost to participate in the Junior Golf Camp at Shell Point Golf Club is $60* per week. For more information about the program, or to sign up, please contact the Pro Shop at 433-9790.July 1,8,15,22&29The Story of China 5 SessionsTuesdays, from 10am 1:30pm. The impact of China's history, religion, and culture is widespread. Join Professor Adrian Kerr every Tuesday in July to examine this immense and varied country from the origins of its native people to its current position on the world stage. Tickets are $10* a session and can be purchased by calling 489-8472. July 14,21&28The Grandeur of British Painting 3 Part Series from 10:15am 11:45am. Join Dorothy Dottie Magen, M.Ed., for a three-part art history series that will explore 18th and 19th century paintings by landscape and portrait artists. Tickets are $10* a session and can be purchased by calling 489-8472. FREE Thomas Gainsborough*Please note: If you are unable to attend a class that includes a fee, kindly give 24 hours notice to receive a refund.The Useppa Signature Home7 THE RIVER JULY 4, 2014


THE RIVER JULY 4, 20148 Along the RiverThe fourth annual Fort Myers Freedom Fest is Friday, July 4 from 5 to 11 p.m.. Bring the entire family to the free event in downtown Fort Myers historic River District. Lawn chairs are welcome, but leave your coolers at home. Kettle corn, snow cones, ice cream BBQ and funnel cakes will be served by local vendors during the block party, along with a bounce house and face painting to entertain children. Local bands will perform live music from five stages. Artists will display their art on the streets and a there will be a craft beer area for adults. Additionally, restaurants, bars and retail shops are open. A veterans salute is scheduled and a spectacular fireworks display begins after sunset. Plenty of free parking is available as well as access to a handicapped parking lot at the Post Office on the corner of Edwards and Monroe. The City of Fort Myers parking garages are open for a fee. For more information, go to www. riverdistrictevents.com. If you want a cool place to retreat from the crowds during the 4th of July block party, slip in to Ichiban for great Chinese and Japanese cuisine. Ample seating is available inside the restaurant or outside in the climate-controled gallery located in the historic Post Office Arcade. The downtown hot spot has had a loyal following among River District diners for nine years. Family owned and operated, it offers friendly service, great lunch and dinner specials along with artfully crafted sushi rolls and sashimi; best enjoyed with a cold Kirin Ichiban beer or a selection of cold (or hot) sake. There are multiple ways to get to Ichiban: enter through the main Post Office Arcade entrance on Broadway, through the lobby of Hotel Indigo on Main Street, or from First Street courtyard across from the City of Palms parking garage. Ichiban is located at 1520 Broadway, downtown Fort Myers. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. For more information, call 334-6991. Headed to Fort Myers Beach for the holiday? Festivities on the barrier island kick off at 10 a.m. with a parade up Estero Boulevard. Then, 15 minutes after sunset, one of the most spectacular fireworks shows shoots off from the Fort Myers Beach Fishing Pier. Pick a seat anywhere gulf-front for an eyeful of sparkly. Restaurants, lounges, and others step up the festivities with music and activity in the Times Square area and the length of the beach. For more information, go to www. fortmyersbeachchamber.org or call 4547500. Nervous Nellies on Fort Myers Beach is hosting its annual Neurotic Fourth of July celebration with live music on the waterfront. Gator Country will be there from 6 to 10 p.m. Happy hour specials are available all day upstairs at Uglys Waterside Bar. Stay to watch the fireworks show at dusk from Nellies spacious waterfront patio. Nervous Nellies is located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach. Parking for your car or boat is free for patrons. The GPS coordinates for Nellies Fort Myers Beach Historic Seaport are 26.41 N 81.18 W. For more information, call 463-8077 or go to www.nervousnellies.net. Sanibel Island is celebrating Independence Day with its popular Fourth of July parade. Enjoy an old-fashioned hometown parade down Periwinkle Way starting at 9:30 a.m. Paraders treat the crowd to free gifts and candy. Community picnics with free food and beverage follow at Baileys and Jerrys Shopping Centers. Then join islanders for the noontime Road Rally, a scavenger-type hunt around the island. At 4 p.m. at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, join others to watch magnificent fireworks to mark the coming of nightfall at the Sanibel Causeway. For more information, go to www. sanibel-captiva.org or call 472-1080. Captiva Cruises is offering special trips aboard the Lady Chadwick during the holiday weekend. On Friday, July 4, the entire family can watch the Sanibel fireworks from the water. The cruise runs from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The price is $45 for adults $50 and $40 for children. On Saturday, July 5, enjoy Captivas fireworks. The cruise runs from 7:45 to 9:45 p.m. and costs $45 for adults and $35 for children. Both firework cruises aboard the Lady Chadwick feature live music, full cash bar and first class service. Captiva Cruises is located at McCarthys Marina, 11401 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva Island. For reservations, call 472-5300 or go to www.captivacruises.com. Nervous Nellies on Fort Myers Beach is hosting its annual Neurotic Fourth of July celebration. Dont forget to bring your friends! There are many spectacular ways to celebrate the Fourth of July this weekend 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 481 4 7 33 12600 McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers www.scubavicedivers.co m S wim wi th t he Fishe s Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


9 THE RIVER JULY 4, 2014 Brattas serves fresh made-to-order food in an inviting atmosphere featuring live music nightly. The two for $20 menu is served all day Sunday to Thursday. Happy Hour is daily from 4 to 6:30 p.m. with drink and appetizer specials. Filet Napoleon, Taylor Street baked ziti and fresh bruschetta are a few favorites on the restaurants daily menu. Lobster tail and Chilean sea bass is served on the weekends. 12984 S. Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers. Call 433-4449. 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 best-selling 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 continued on page 18 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 Go to Ichiban for delicious Chinese and Japanese cuisine. Relax at a table or sit at the sushi bar and watch the chefs create their culinary artwork COURTNEYS CONTINENTAL CUISINE ISLAND COW Just a reminder that hurricane season is right Ray Hair 9541 Cypress Lake Dr. Fort Myers, FL 33919-4947 ray@rayhair.net Espaol


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 JULY 4, 201410


11 THE RIVER JULY 4, 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. Leadership Florida Honors Migrant GroupRedlands Christian Migrant Association has received the annual Leadership Florida Impact Award for transforming the future of its region. The association was nominated by Leadership Florida member Courtney Curatolo of Naples. Curatolo told some 450 people attending the Leadership Florida annual meeting that the association has impacted our local community and the entire state by implementing values of quality, opportunity, respect and compassion. Leadership Florida is a 32-year-old organization that encourages statewide leadership by convening a new class of leaders each year for education and networking. It boasts some 800 alumni. Its Florida Impact Award goes to a business or non-profit organization that has created a body of work whose impact is currently transforming the future of its region and can impact Florida as a whole. Headquartered in Immokalee, The Redlands Christian Migrant Association operates 70 child care centers and three charter schools for the rural poor in 21 Florida counties. It is one of the nations leading providers of the Head Start earlyeducation program for migrant farmworking families. Accepting the award the association was Mike Facundo, the agencys director of facilities, who grew up working the fields in Florida and Michigan with his parents. Facundo is a graduate of Leadership Collier, the local counterpart of Leadership Florida. What an honor to be recognized by an organization of leaders. Facundo said. The migrant life is tough. RCMA extends compassion to the migrant families and education to the kids. Its great to know that Leadership Florida supports those causes. Girl Scout Volunteer And Military Veteran Helping Girls SucceedTracey Bryson is the leader of Girl Scout Community Troop 1007 in Fort Myers. A community troop is for girls who do not have the opportunity to join a traditional girl scout program because of transportation and financial related issues. Bryson grew up in Immokalee but never felt disadvantaged or that her future was limited. She joined the military and traveled the world. Tracey and her husband were very involved with their own daughters and used programs like girl scouting to shape their character and values and develop skills of leadership. Now that her younger daughter is about to leave home, she wanted to do something to help the community she lives in, so she agreed to start a community troop at Zion Hill Baptist Church. I feel like if you can get a person to think positively about themselves, offering tools to assist with their future, they can succeed in life, said Bryson, who wants these girls to experience enrichment programs to set them up for success. Jennifer Welch, membership specialist with the girl scouts, said, Tracey has and will continue to be an inspiration to the young girls. Girl Scouts is a volunteer-led organization and is in need of new volunteers for the upcoming school year. Visit www. gsgcf.org/volunteers or call Yvonne Bras, director of membership, at 800-2324475 to learn more about volunteering. Gilmer Heitman Photo Exhibit At Historical SocietyThe Southwest Florida Historical Society will unveil its Gilmer Heitman Sr. photo exhibit on Saturday, July 5, at its Fort Myers research center on the campus of the Alliance for the Arts. The exhibit will run through July 30. The photos of Heitman and his family date back to the early 20th century, when Heitman was a prominent downtown businessman. The collection includes interior and exterior photos of the Franklin Arms Hotel and family photos. The photos were donated by Rod Heitman, a grandson of Gilmer. Gilmer Heitman started the first local phone company in 1901 and in 1935 purchased the Franklin Arms. There is no admission charge. The Southwest Florida Historical Society, a non-profit organization run by volunteers, is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard. Hours of operation: 9 a.m. to noon and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. For more information on events, monthly meetings and membership call 939-4044. The Heitmans The Franklin Arms Some of the historic photographs 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 Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER JULY 4, 201412 Gag Grouper Season Opens July 1by Capt. Matt MitchellWhat a week on the water. The catch-and-release snook bite was as good as it gets then add to that the big daytime high tides giving anglers the perfect set-up for targeting redfish under the mangroves and things dont get much better for catching lots of quality inshore fish. Both the passes and the mangrove shorelines within close proximity to the passes that had good moving current were the areas for this fast-paced and often wide open snook bite. Working out where in these places the fish were stacked up on a day-to-day basis took a little time and a few stops. Once you worked out the patterns, 30-50 snook days were not uncommon Basically you had to put in your time first locating the snook then working out what size baits they were feeding on then what type of presentation they preferred. Some days it seemed that the snook would only eat a free-lined bait, the next day they would only take a bait if it was weighted or slowly retrieved and bounced across the bottom. These little things seemed to change almost daily; the one thing that has not changed though is the impressive amount of snook that we are lucky enough to have right now. Fishing with Bob McGuire and his brother-in-law Bob Dettery who was in town visiting from Hatfield, Pennsylvania, we had an outstanding morning of catch-and-release snook fishing. Things were a little slow to get started as we bounced around trying different things in and around the passes during a morning incoming tide. Once I finally worked out the days pattern and found where and just what the snook preferred to eat that day, it was just stupid how good the action was. Just about every cast for almost two hours resulted in a strike. Sure lots of the snook were smaller males in the 22to 26-inch range, but we also hooked into some really big females. Brother-in-law Bob caught the big one of the trip which was in the 15-pound range. Small, free-lined pinfish and grunts fished tight up under the mangroves turned out to be the bait of choice that day. Gag grouper season for our region of Florida opens July 1 and will remain open until December 3. Gag grouper are one of my favorite species to both catch and eat. What I really like about these fish is how hard they hit a bait. In my opinion there is not another fish this size in our area that has this type of burst of strength right out of the gate after eating your bait. If you are not quite on your game they will quickly run you right back into the structure where they live and the fight is over as fast as it started. This structure they choose to live on can be rocks, ledges, pilings, sunken boats etc. This is the only species of grouper you can consistently target and catch legal size fish within the sight of land. Gag grouper can be caught by several methods including live bait fishing, casting plugs and trolling plugs. Regulations on gag grouper are 22 inches minimum size and two per person per pay. 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. Bob Dettery from Hatfield, Pennsylvania, with his big snook of the trip caught and released while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish Single hooks cause less damage than treble hooks BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


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 4 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. The fish hit about 25 yards from the boat. I heaved to and started horsing my line furiously. Lummis shouted for me to ease the drag and let the fish run. Despite my pressure on the drag, the fish was already running. Ive never seen a fish slash and hurl itself like this one. There could be but one answer. I had a tarpon! Lummis slammed the Joyvan in reverse and the motor started churning. I let the fish run, just barely keeping the line taut, reeling gingerly, careful not to break the line or throw the hook. I was so busy trying to manage the rod and reel that I couldnt count the great leaps of the fish. Lummis was yelling at me to take it easy, let the fish tire itself out. If the hook is caught in the upper part of his mouth, hell tear it out! But the lower mouth is tough and bony. If the hooks caught there, you might land him. After 20 minutes, the tarpon began to weaken. Stan warned me to keep the line tight, but to let him go when he wanted to take it out. I did this eight or 10 times and finally got him to the side of the boat, yelling for Lummis to gaff him. Stan told me not to be fooled by the placidity of the fish. Whether the fish was tuckered out or not, I certainly was. Gaff him! I gasped. 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 Offshore Rodeo & Reggae PartyThe 2nd annual Offshore Rodeo & Reggae Party made a big splash in Southwest Florida over the weekend of June 6 and 7. A benefit for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, anglers of all ages spent the day catching a variety of species. The kids fishing tournament for ages three through 12 took place on the docks of Port Sanibel Marina. Young anglers earned a fishing license by visiting a number of learning stations before baiting the line for their big catch. Afterwards, the kids were entertained by Ronald McDonald and had lunch compliments of McDonalds. continued on page 16 Team Florida Weekly with largest fish, an 85.1-pound black grouper 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.13 THE RIVER JULY 4, 2014


THE RIVER JULY 4, 201414 Plant SmartFirecracker Plantby Gerri ReavesFirecracker plants (Russelia equisetiformis) bright red tubular flowers and pleasing shape make it popular in South Florida. Among its best attributes is that its a nectar source for butterflies and hummingbirds. The flowers of about an inch long bloom all year in South Florida. The one-foot clusters drooping on the stem ends make the plant resemble a firecracker in mid-explosion. However, this native of Mexico has escaped cultivation in the state and become established in some disturbed areas. Its fast growth and propensity to spread aggressively could be problematic, so you might want to use it only as a hanging or container plant. Also called coral plant, this multi-branched evergreen shrub has slender rush-like stems and scale-like leaves. The word equisetiformis refers to the stems horsetaillike appearance. Wiry branches of four to five feet long arch up from the base into a fountain shape much like that of large ornamental grasses thus earning it yet another common name, fountain plant. It prefers full sun for maximum flowering, well-drained soil with organic content, and plenty of moisture. Regular fertilizing in also recommended. It produces a small brown oval fruit. Typical pests include chewing insects such as nematodes. Sources: Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau; Waterwise: South Florida Landscapes; floridata.com; and ifas.ufl.edu. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Clusters of one-inch tubular flowers bloom throughout the year photos by Gerri Reaves Firecracker plant is a native of Mexico Alliance Hosts Screening Of Pink Gold RushThe Fort Myers Film Festival presents a screening of Pink Gold Rush, a production of WGCU Public Media, at the Alliance for the Arts on Friday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. Awarded the Peoples Choice Award at the 2014 Fort Myers Beach Film Festival, the one-hour documentary explores the history of shrimping in Southwest Florida, and the impact the industry has had on the regions economy, development and environment. It also explores the stories of the men and women on Fort Myers Beach whose livelihoods are tied to this succulent crustacean. Doors will open at 7 p.m. A $5 suggested donation supports educational programming at the Alliance. Arrive as early as 5:30 p.m. to view the new exhibit Majestic Places/Majestic Faces, which opens that evening. The Fort Myers Film Festival will also present screenings of feature length independent films at the Alliance on Friday, August 8 and Friday, September 12. The Fort Myers Film Festivals 5th annual festival will be held March 25 to 29, 2015 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Alliance for the Arts and Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Visit www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com for more information. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Scene from the documentary Pink Gold Rush


15 THE RIVER JULY 4, 2014 Heights Center Kids Have Ding Experienceby Jeff LysiakLast Monday morning, more than 100 youngsters attending summer camp at The Heights Center in Fort Myers paid a visit to the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. The group took a tour of the refuge, hiked to the Wildlife Education Boardwalk and explored the Visitor & Education Center, which is currently featuring the traveling Sea Monsters exhibit from Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota. Divided into two groups, the first bunch of campers boarded a bus along with Toni Westland, supervisory refuge ranger. While traveling along Wildlife Drive, Westland discussed some of the birds, animals and reptiles found within the refuge. She also passed around educational samples for the children to examine close-up, including a brown pelicans skull, a horseshoe crabs shell and a yellow crowned night herons talon. At the Mangrove Overlook, campers hopped off the bus to explore the boardwalk leading through the thicket of mangrove trees. Westland pointed out several mangrove crabs scurrying across tree limbs and told the group that the refuge was home to more than 250 varieties of birds, 60 species of reptiles and amphibians, 33 species of mammals and 102 species of fish. You may see some fish jumping out of the water here those fish are mullet, she explained. In these waters, you may also see horseshoe crabs, stingrays and, when it gets deep enough, manatees. At the Visitor & Education Center, kids played with the interactive Sea Monsters exhibit. The two-sided hands-on display includes a Monster Makeover panel, folddown sea puzzle, shark panel featuring a mako shark jaw and tooth-diet matching activity, central gallery with shark skin and scale-sized eyeball models as well as a nine-foot long inflated giant squid. Thanks to grants from the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and a private family foundation, the cost of the Mote exhibit and the transportation of underprivileged children to the refuge have been fully funded. Before the group from The Heights Center left the refuge, they had lunch and took part in other activities. Toni Westland, supervisory refuge ranger at J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, discusses what animals may be found in the waters of the refuge to summer camp kids from The Heights Center Toni Westland points out how mangrove propagules eventually grow into trees CROW Case Of The Week: The Butcher Birdby Patricia MolloyThe loggerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) is an adorable, robin-sized songbird. With a blackmasked face and a round build, it is the only true shrike found exclusively in North America. But dont be fooled by this innocent-looking bird; inside every loggerhead shrike lies a crafty killer. Frequently called The Butcher Bird, the loggerhead shrike is the Vlad the Impaler of songbirds. This predatory avian has earned its gruesome nickname from its unique habit of spearing its prey (it favors small mice, lizards, snakes and grasshoppers) on chain-link fences, barbed wire and long thorns. Why such brutal behavior? A number a theories abound: to attract a mate, store leftovers, mark its territory or allow the toxins of certain prey like the poisonous lubber grasshopper to degrade. While any number of these reasons may be true, the most practical explanation is that by using sharp edges to cut its meals into bite-size pieces, this clever bird has found a remarkable way of compensating for its small stature and weak, songbird feet. On June 14, a baby loggerhead shrike was admitted to CROW after falling from its nest. While no injuries were detected, the tiny 28-gram bird was too young to survive on its own. Dr. Heather placed the shrike in a warm incubator in the clinics baby bird room, along with several small branches gathered from around the property. The hungry bird quickly hopped upon the natural perch and opened its mouth widely in anticipation of a bite to eat. Staff and volunteers are currently feeding the shrike, patient #1786, every one-and-a-half hours throughout the day. As soon as the little songbird has graduated from tong-feedings to eating on its own, it will be transferred to an outdoor enclosure where it will begin flying lessons. Within a few short weeks, Dr. Heather hopes to return the shrike to its wild home. If you happen upon a large cache of impaled critters along a chain-link fence, beware; you have entered the inner sanctum of the notorious Butcher Bird. 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. Dont be fooled by this tiny, innocent-looking songbird. The loggerhead shrike is a predatory avian known by the gruesome nickname, The Butcher Bird.


THE RIVER JULY 4, 201416 From page 13Offshore Rodeo & Reggae PartyMeanwhile, the offshore anglers reeled in 10 different species for the chance to hook top prizes and enjoyed their fresh catch for dinner, prepared compliments of the Lighthouse Waterfront Restaurant. I could not be more pleased with the outcome of this event, said Jeff Miloff, event organizer. It was a great day not only for the anglers but for spectators and families, too. It was an awesome day, we raised a lot of money for a wonderful charity. Sponsors of the event included Fuccillo Kia, Nor-tech, Miloff Aubuchon Realty Group, Port Sanibel Marina, Lighthouse Waterfront Restaurant, Sunset Air, Arthur Printing, NewsPress, Mortgage 1, Vein Specialists, TowBoat US, FRANKE, Artesian Pools, Capital Bank, Harley-Davidson, Florida Weekly, Edison Oil, Suncoast Beverage, Wicked Dolphin Rum, Fish Florida, Woodys Grille and SanibelSteve.com. Fuccillo Kia of Cape Coral gifted RMHC with a 2014 KIA Soul as a part of the annual Offshore Rodeo Fishing Tournament, providing the grand prize in a chance drawing. The winner was chosen at Fuccillo Kia on June 8. The next Offshore Rodeo & Reggae Party will be held in June 2015. Kids enjoyed fishing with Ronald McDonald Cacioppo To Speak At Southwest Florida Historical Society MeetingRobert Cacioppo, the founder and producing artistic director of Florida Rep, will speak at the next Southwest Florida Historical Society monthly meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 10. Hell talk about the history of theater in Southwest Florida. The event will be held at the Southwest Florida Museum of History, 2031 Jackson Street in Fort Myers. The public is invited to attend. The Florida Rep is located in the historic Arcade Theatre in downtown Fort Myers. The building opened in 1915. Founded in 1998, the Rep has become a Southwest Florida cultural treasure. The Southwest Florida Historical Society is a nonprofit organization operated by volunteers. The society research center is located on the campus of the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. Hours are 9 a.m to noon and 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. For more information on events, monthly meetings and membership, call 9394044. Robert Cacioppo A Magnificent Musical At Broadway Palmby Di SaggauJoseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat meets all expectations for all ages. The choreography, costumes and songs keep your toes tapping all evening. The cast does a superb job. The Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice hit tells the compelling story from the Old Testament through song and dance with a narrator filling in the blanks. We follow Joseph on his amazing journey. Sibling rivalry causes his eleven brothers to sell him into slavery in Egypt. They are jealous of the coat of many colors given to Joseph by his father. Due to Josephs great gift of interpreting dreams, he soon rises to become Pharaohs chief advisor. April Monte is the Narrator and Jesse Corbin is Joseph. Their easy-to-listen to pop styles are exactly what the show needs and they have good presences on stage. Songs include One More Angel In Heaven, done in a Western hoedown style complete with singing cowboys and even a singing cactus. Go, Go, Go Joseph is another outstanding number that closes the first act and leaves the audience looking forward to what comes next. Drew Stark as the pharaoh, transforms quickly into an Elvis impersonator, which is a real crowd pleaser. Those Canaan Days is sung as an Edith Piaf parody and theres even a Calypso number sung by Josephs brothers. The musical numbers are outstanding, as is the choreography by Amy Marie McCleary. Twenty-four local children are cast into two teams which alternate performances. The talented cast consists of 20 adults, some alumni and new faces too. The production sports a lot of color in the costumes and even adds a new twist that Ill refrain from mentioning. Joseph is a delight from start to finish. It will always remain one of my favorite shows. Its still a spectacle pleasing audiences after nearly 50 years. Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat plays through August 16 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Reservations can be made by calling 278-4422, by visiting www. BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. April Monte and Jesse Corbin A scene from Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat


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THE RIVER JULY 4, 201418 Local Playwrights Present Inspirational Stage PlayOn Saturday, July 12, Black Elixir Media and SeverLEE Gifted Productions present The Storms At Home, an original inspirational stage play, at the Dr. Carrie D. Robinson Community Center, located at 2990 Edison Avenue in Fort Myers. The Storms At Home, written and directed by Fort Myers husband and wife duo, Marcus and LaShanda Coln, tells the comedic, yet heartwarming, tale of one familys struggle when a member falls on hard times due to drug abuse. The constant antics will keep you laughing, the music will have you tapping your feet and the pain may even bring you to tears. The Storms At Home stars Garrette Bailey, Lemec Bernard, Megan Campbell, Cantrella Canady, Jaqueline Gaskin, Biscelgia Scott and Charyetta Willis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the play begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door for general admission and $7 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be reserved by online at www.thestormsathome2.brownpapertickets. com or by calling 634-7837 or 839-5913. Scene from The Storms At Home, playing on July 12 at the Robinson Community Center The play is written by local husband and wife duo Marcus and LaShanda Coln Foodies Invited To TV Food Show Filming At Sundial Area foodies are invited to attend an exclusive screening and tasting event on Wednesday, July 16 at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa on Sanibel when two episodes of Real Food Real Kitchens are filmed and Sundials executive chef Criss Menassa will prepare a tasting of the food featured in each episode for guests. At the reception that follows, guests can learn how to try out for the TV show, get recipes from the series, and ask the producer, Craig Chapman, questions about making the show. There will also be other food and drink vendors on hand offering up additional samples. Included in the $15 admission fee is the screening, samples of buttermilk fried chicken, shrimp and grits plus fruit cobbler and the choice of a non-alcoholic beverage or beer from Point Ybel Brewing Company or rum from Wicked Dolphin Artisan Rum. A cash bar will also be available. Ice cream and baked goods will be donated by Pinocchios Original Italian Ice Cream of Sanibel and Geppettos Beach Foodies. A portion of the fee will be donated to local charity, FISH of SanibelCaptiva, Inc., in the name of former employee Benjamin Posey. Tickets may be purchased by calling 800-838-3006 or online at www.brownpapertickets. com/event/741834. Chapman created Real Food Real Kitchens, a TV series, magazine and website about family, food, culture and history, found on HULU and coming to Create TV. The website is part of the Taste Network, a community of food, entertainment and lifestyle blogs and websites that reaches more than 50 million visitors each month. Real Food Real Kitchens offers viewers a peek into the kitchens of everyday people. The program features a different person each episode showing the audience how to prepare a traditional family dish that is close to their heart, while telling its story and background. Each episode runs about 25 minutes. Most people love the fact that you get to watch the episodes and then taste the food you saw made right after the show. Plus, the series really involves the audience emotionally since it involves real people in their homes making their traditional family dishes, Chapman said. It makes the audience feel like they could be on the show just as much as anyone else. Chapman started his career in film and TV production at Nickelodeon Studios in Orlando back in 1997. After three years, he moved to New York City where he lived and worked for 14 years as a production manager for TV and film (at MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, People) and also as an editor for Seventeen Magazine and In Touch Weekly. He decided to take a chance with his career and move into producing. Real Food Real Kitchens is his first series. He has a deep love for Southwest Florida and Sanibel Island, where his parents spent their honeymoon in 1964 and came back as a family for the first time in 1979. My family has been coming to Sanibel for over 30 years, so being able to host an event like this for Real Food Real Kitchens is very special. If this screening and tasting goes well, there is an opportunity to make this an even bigger premiere foodie event at Sundial. Craig Chapman, producer of Real Food Real Kitchens From page 9Fort Myers Farewhile you listen to live music on one of Sanibels few al fresco eating porches. 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call 472-0606. Nervous Nellies is a casual, family-fun restaurant that boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, over-stuffed sandwiches and entres. Dine in airconditioned comfort or outside on Nellies expansive waterfront patio. Live music. Happy hour all day. Grab a bite to eat or drink and swing to the beats of live reggae, rock and island music from the areas premier musical talent. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier, and happy hour is all day, every day. Parking for your car or boat for free for patrons. The GPS coordinates are 26.41 N 81.18 W. 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach at the 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 EATERY To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


19 THE RIVER JULY 4, 2014 Located across the street from Gulf Harbour 15065 McGregor Blvd, Ste 104, Fort Myers Online: www.NaumannLawPA.com www.RealtyClosings.com ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716 Foundation Seeks Donations And Volunteers For School SuppliesThe Heights Foundation/The Heights Center is seeking individuals, businesses, churches and organizations to provide school supplies and volunteer for The Heights Centers annual outreach program. The August 2 event will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at The Heights Center and provides backpacks and school supplies for nearly 450 low-income children living in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. Our goal is to ensure that every child has the necessary supplies to succeed in school, said Deb Mathinos, director of lifelong learning for The Heights Center. The poverty rate for children in Harlem Heights is more than twice the county average. Many parents cannot provide all the things their student will need. We want to send our students back to school ready to learn. The center also has a wish list that groups can donate supplies for. We are looking for organizations whose members can band together to meet the need, said Mathinos. The 450 backpacks are the largest investment, costing more than $6,500. A business may be able to sponsor the backpacks, a church or philanthropic organization could provide the crayons, markers or notebooks. Monetary donations may also be made online at our website or mailed. Individuals, businesses, churches or organizations interested in donating or volunteering can contact Matt Wallace at 482-7706 or matt@heightsfoundation. org. All donations are tax deductible. Monetary donations can be made online at www.heightsfoundation.org/donate, or mailed to The Heights Center, 15570 Hagie Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908. A Heights Center student receives school supplies Family helped by The Heights Foundation School Supply Outreach Children receive backpacks filled with school supplies from The Heights Foundation Children from the Harlem Heights neighborhood receive school supplies from The Heights Foundation Candidates To Attend Club LunchRepublican candidates for Lee County Commission will be the speakers at the Fort Myers Republican Womens Club monthly luncheon meeting on Tuesday, July 15. They will each have an opportunity to present their platforms and answer questions from the audience. The public is invited to attend the luncheon and the program being held at The Helm Club, The Landings, South Fort Myers. A social hour begins at 11:15 a.m. The noon lunch, business meeting, and program follow. The luncheon cost is $16. Reservations are required by Thursday, July 10, and may be made by contacting Tina Laurie, 489-4701. The candidate forums are a bi-annual activity of the Fort Myers Republican Womens Club. Attendees are encouraged to write checks to a Republican candidate equal to or more than the meal cost; the club then picks up the cost of the meal. Additional information about the club may be obtained by contacting the president, Gaile Anthony, 292-5212. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER JULY 4, 201420 Financial FocusPlan Your Own Financial Freedom Day by Jennifer BaseyIt is the Fourth of July, the day when we celebrate our independence as a nation and the many liberties we enjoy as individuals. Still, we have to keep working to earn some freedoms such as financial freedom. But by making the right moves, you may eventually enjoy your own Financial Independence Day. Here are a few such moves to consider: Set free your vision. Your first step in moving toward financial independence is to establish a vision of what this freedom might look like. Ask yourself some key questions: When do I want to retire? What do I want to do during my retirement years? How can I be confident that I wont outlive my financial resources? The answers can help you develop a clear picture of where you want to go which will make it much easier to create a financial strategy for getting there. Liberate your full investment capabilities. Right now, you may have good investment opportunities that you are not fully exploiting. For example, are you contributing as much as you can afford to your IRA and your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored plan? And when your income goes up, are you increasing your contributions to these accounts? Both an IRA and a 401(k) offer tax advantages and a variety of investment options, so try to get as much out of these plans as you can. Avoid the bondage of a non-diversified portfolio. If you only own a few types of investments, you are restricting your opportunities and probably taking on too much risk. If a downturn primarily affects just one or two asset classes, and most of your investment dollars are tied up in those assets, your portfolio could take a big hit. But if you free up your holdings by diversifying across a range of investments stocks, bonds, government securities, certificates of deposit and so on you may give yourself more chances for success while reducing the effects of market volatility on your portfolio. (Keep in mind, though, that diversification cannot guarantee profits or prevent losses.) Unshackle yourself from debt. Its not always easy to lower your debt burden, but its worth the effort. The lower your monthly debt payments, the more money you will have available to invest for the future and for your ultimate financial freedom. So look for ways to consolidate, and reduce, your debts. Escape from disability and long-term care expenses. Few events can threaten your financial independence as much as a disability or the need for long-term care, such as a nursing home stay. Even a short disability and time away from work can wreak havoc on your financial situation. And an extended stay in a nursing home can be hugely expensive. In fact, the national average for a private room in a nursing home is nearly $84,000 per year, according to a recent survey by Genworth, a financial security company. To defend yourself against the threat of disability or the expense of long-term care, you may want to consult with a financial advisor, who can recommend the appropriate protection vehicles. The Fourth of July is a festive occasion. But youll have even more reason to celebrate once you can declare your own financial independence. So, do what it takes to speed the arrival of that day. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. AppleJuiceiTunes And iCloud Arent Just For Apple Devicesby Carol Rooksby Weidlich, President, SWACKSAn easy way to organize and enjoy your music, movies, TV shows, apps and books, is Apples iTunes. With iTunes you can set up play lists, purchase additional entertainment and listen to free streaming radio stations with iTunes Radio on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple TV or PC. If your PC has a 1GHz Intel or AMD processor, 512MB of RAM, Windows XP Service Pack 3 or later, 32-bit editions of Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8, (64-bit editions of Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 require the iTunes 64-bit installer), 400MB of available disk space, and a broadband internet connection to use the iTunes Store, then visit http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/ to download iTunes. To make purchases from the iTunes Store, you need to have an Apple ID. If you have used any of Apples services like iCloud or the App Store, you can use the same Apple ID. If not, youll need to create one. To do this, open iTunes > Store Menu > Create Apple ID and follow the steps to create your ID. Next, you need to authorize your computer using your Apple ID and password to get access to your iTunes Store content. You can authorize up to five computers (Apple, PC or both). You do not need to authorize your iOS devices in iTunes. To activate go to iTunes > Store Menu > Authorize This Computer. You can now import your music, movies, TV shows, apps and books stored on your computer and add new material purchased from the iTunes Store. To enable automatic downloads of music, apps and books, open iTunes > Edit > Preferences > Store > Music, Apps and Books. Use Home Sharing and share your iTunes libraries between authorized computers and iOS devices on your home network. Sync or restore your iOS devices, and backup your iOS devices on your PC and/or in iCloud. To enable iCloud on your Windows PC (Windows 7 or 8 is required), first set up iCloud on your Apple devices. Next download and install iCloud control panel for Windows from http://support.apple. com/kb/DL1455. Open the iCloud Control Panel, enter your Apple ID you used when you created your account and select the iCloud services youd like to enable and click Apply. Windows users, if you have questions on iTunes installation and the latest update information visit www.apple.com/ support/itunes/install/. 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. South West Florida Apple Computer Knowledge Society or SWACKS. For more information visit http://www. swacks.org/. Students Get Help From FriendsUncommon Friends Foundation awarded scholarships to local students to help them pursue their dreams. The foundation works closely with community-based organizations serving special and underserved populations to identify deserving individuals. The foundation has awarded nearly 450 scholarships totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past 20 years. The Uncommon Friends Foundation, a not for profit 501(c)3 organization established in 1993, is dedicated to lifelong character building among todays youth and business leaders. Its mission is to promote character education in schools, business ethics in the workplace and historic preservation of the Burroughs Home and James Newton Archives. For more information, call 337-9505 or visit www.uncommonfriends,org. From left: Samantha Perez, Krista Wyant, Bryce Drake, Chelsea Chase, Jamar Stewart, Sarah Crooks, Ivan Guerrero, Destiny Hirsch, Alex Walke, Shannon Kobe, Aaron Spence, Rosalia Huertas and Allen Serrell Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


21 THE RIVER JULY 4, 2014 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My first grader had a rough school year and struggled with reading. His teacher suggested that we work on sight words over the summer. We are both bored with the same way of practicing every day, where I show him a flashcard and he has to read it correctly three times in a row for us to put it in the know pile. Any other suggestions on how to practice sight words? Tara S., Fort Myers Tara, Practicing sight words can become boring, but research strongly reports that rapid recognition of sight words is a key foundation skill that supports the development of reading fluency. Mastering sight words is an extremely important step in becoming a successful reader. A sight word is a word that typically cannot be decoded or sounded out. It must be memorized or figured out by the context of the sentence. This is a difficult task for young readers and it is usually recommended that children memorize these sight words so they are readily available and recognized when children see them in print. Most schools teach an expanded sight word list from either the Dolch word list or the Frye word list. Both of these lists have at least 200 words on them. Sight words are considered to make up at least 50 to 75 percent of reading texts up to the third grade level. There are many, many practice activities on the Internet for learning sight words. They are lots of fun for kids and usually include practice sheets that you can print out. Here are two links: www. netrover.com/~kingskid/sightword/dolchgames.htm, and www.k12reader.com/ online-dolch-reading-games-and-activities/ Below are some other practice ideas that do not require a computer and most include a physical component. Sometimes children will be able to learn information more quickly when it is paired with an additional physical action. Children see, say and write a word (skywrite, write on arm, etc.) Hopscotch Write sight words in each square Beanbag toss Must throw bean bag on specific word Put sight words on paper dice and play games Flashlight fun Children shine light on the called out sight word, read from a whiteboard, blackboard or other display Word puzzles and scrambled words Word rings Sight word Bingo Typing and texting sight words 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. Bishop Verot Names Gulley Athletic DirectorBishop Verot Catholic High School announced that John Gulley has been appointed its new director of athletics, effective July 1. Gulley has served as principal of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School in Palm Coast, Florida for the past three years. Gulley began his career at his alma mater, St. John Neumann Catholic High School in Naples. During his eight years at that school, he served in various positions including teacher, dean of administration and assistant athletic director. He also coached the football, baseball and girls basketball programs. Mr. Gulley possesses the skills necessary to continue to move our athletic program to our high standard, which is built on molding our student-athletes to be active parishioners and successful citizens in their communities, said Bishop Verot principal Denny Denison. Gulley expressed excitement and a strong sense of purpose in taking the job. I feel blessed to be a part of a community with a strong Catholic identity and look forward to building on an athletic program that exemplifies excellence in sportsmanship and developing studentathletes, he said. Gulley is a Naples native and a veteran of the United States Army. He received his bachelors degree in 2007 in history from Florida Gulf Coast University and his masters degree in educational leadership from the University of Notre Dame in 2011. John Gulley Degree EarnedRichard Michael Ricciardi of North Fort Myers received a Master of Laws in Estate Planning and Elder Law degree from Western New England University on May 17. Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Ferdinand Makes Deans ListFrancis Ferdinand, a resident of Cape Coral, was named to the spring 2014 deans list at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. Ferdinand is a music major. Named To Deans List At FITThe following students from Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourn were named to the Deans List for the fall 2013 semester. They are: Samantha Eagan of Fort Myers Cynthia Moyer of North Fort Myers Jacob Jansen of Fort Myers Alexis Tebo of Fort Myers To be included on the Deans List, a student must complete 12 or more graded credits in a semester with a semester grade point average of at least 3.4. Hooks Makes Deans ListAllison Sarah Hooks, a resident of Fort Myers, was named to the spring 2014 deans list at the University of North Georgia. Two Locals On Wake Deans ListA pair of local students, Abigail La Forge of North Fort Myers and Adam Yudelman of Fort Myers, were named to the spring 2014 deans list at Wake Forest University, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Schlotterbeck On Deans ListNorth Fort Myers resident Isaac Thomas Schlotterbeck, a rising junior political science major at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, has been named to the deans list for the spring 2014 semester. A graduate of Bishop Verot Catholic High School, he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Schlotterbeck. Griffin On Deans ListPamela Griffin, a resident of Fort Myers and a member of the class of 2014, has been named to Assumption Colleges spring 2014 deans list. Florida Tech GraduatesThe following students from Florida Institute of Technology graduated with bachelors degrees at Spring Commencement. They are: Curtiss West of Fort Myers and Tessa Wolak of Cape Coral The Melbourne-based university offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. Curry GraduatesEric Curry of Fort Myers earned a degree in history from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia on Saturday, May 10. From page 6Leagues National Meetingcommentator Wade Goodwyn also addressed delegates at their banquet dinner, providing his insights on the state of voting and election reform across the country. I was proud to represent the LWV of Lee County, Florida at Convention 2014, Graham added. The league is a vibrant organization of volunteer men and women using our community-based power on the critical issues of the day in all 50 states and DC. I feel so fortunate to have had this opportunity to learn and network with them. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER JULY 4, 201422 Entrepreneurial Program Drew 80 WomenThe Entrepreneurial Spirit for Women Conference & Networking was a sell-out with approximately 80 in attendance. The conference, held June 13 in Fort Myers was open to the public, and was the largest yet. The day included panel discussions, in-depth presentations by prominent businesswomen, lunch, power hour, pampering and networking. Ellie Bee Bakery, owned by E$P program graduate Kara Bernier, was presented with another first: the new annual E$P award. Gail Markham, founding partner and president of Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, was keynote speaker. She drew from her own personal history to explore My Personal Journey from Start-up to Success. Other prominent speakers included Connie Ramos-Williams, CEO and president of CONRIC PR & Marketing|Publishing, who presented What to Include in Your New Business Marketing Plan. Panel discussions included Start-Up Essentials, featuring Christina Harris Schwinn of Pavese Law Firm, Victoria Loyola of Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, Anna Evans of Lykes Insurance, Ingrid Molina of Fuller On-line Solutions and Suzanne Sprecht of FGCUs Small Business Development Center. The second, Insights to Success, featured Caryn Smith of Rodan & Fields, Cherie Rodriguez of Thirty One, Christine Sherlock of Image Matters and April Bordeaux of CONRIC PR & Marketing|Publishing. Joanne Show, Central Bank Southwest Florida Vice President presented The Start-up of U, offering information on the essential steps of starting a business. The program also introduced the launch of the Entrepreneurial Circle of Support, a mentoring partnership with Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Small Business Development Center and a referral partnership with Goodwills MicroEnterprise. As a follow-up to the E$P conference, attendees are able to continue to receive ongoing mentoring opportunities and workshops provided by Dress for Success SW Florida and the Entrepreneurial Circle of Support. The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. There are 135 Dress for Success locations internationally focusing on providing career wardrobes, employment counseling and mentoring for women. Dress for Success SW Florida is located at 12995 S. Cleveland Avenue, Suite 153, Fort Myers, in the Pinebrook Plaza; email swflorida@dressforsuccess.org, call 689-4992 or visit www.DressForSuccess. org/swflorida. Michel Doherty, Connie Ramos-Williams, Ingrid Molina and Jeanne Sweeney Barbara Dell, Kara Brenier and Lori Pachelli Barbara Dell and Gail Markham Cindy Gomez and Cherie Rodriguez Another Rough Season For The Twins, But Too Early To Write-Off The Red Soxby Ed FrankIf you analyze the current Major League Baseball standings now halfway through the season, it is easy to assume that you can forget about the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins having winning seasons. Through Monday of this week, the Twins at 37-43 were, as expected, floundering in last place in the American League Central Division, eight games behind first-place Detroit. They had just returned from a 1-5 road trip to Los Angeles and Texas, where the sole victory on Sunday ended a 10-game road losing streak. Twins General Manager Terry Ryan said last Sunday that the time is approaching rapidly probably after the All-Star break to start clearing the deck and bring up some prospects for the second half of the season. Were not going in the right direction now, he was quoted in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The misery during that six-game road trip found the Twins batting .206 while averaging only 3.2 runs per game. Interestingly, the one spark of offense in Sundays 3-2 win over Texas came from shortstop Jorge Polanco, who was called up earlier in the week from the Fort Myers Miracle. The 20-year-old drove in all three runs with his two hits. He was sent back to the Miracle on Monday. At the conclusion of spring training here, most of the experts predicted a lastplace finish for the Twins. And that appears just where they will finish. But lets not be too quick to write off the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox, despite their sub-.500 record of 38-45 through Monday. Shut out Monday 2-0 by the woeful Chicago Cubs, the Red Sox trailed first-place Toronto by 6-1/2 games. However, as recent as three weeks ago, they were 10 games back in the American Leagues Eastern Division. In their magical season a year ago, when they went from last to first to win their third world title in 10 years, the Red Sox for the most part were void of major injuries. That hasnt been the case this year. For example, Shane Victorino has been out for two months and isnt expected to return anytime soon. In addition, Will Middlebrooks, Clay Buchholz, Felix Doubront and Mike Napoli also have missed chunks of time. Everything clicked last year when they rode in first-place almost the entire year. Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington didnt expect such an easy ride again this season. However, with one of the best minor league systems in baseball, the Red Sox have relied on that farm system in 2014. Rookies Brock Holt and outfielder Mookie Betts have helped immeasurably. The Red Sox began a 10-game homestand on Monday after playing 19 of their last 26 on the road. The seasons first-half have tested the patience of Cherington and manager John Farrell. The current long homestand should be a crucial test whether the Red Sox can mount a push towards post-season play. Half a season remains, so lets not be too quick to write off the Red Sox. Miracle Off To Solid 7-3 Start In Second Half The Fort Myers Miracle Advanced-A baseball club, champions of the Florida State Leagues South Division for the seasons first-half, began the second half of the season winning seven of the first 10 games. The Miracle was tied with St. Lucie for first place as the week began. The team will be home this weekend at Hammond Stadium on Friday, Saturday and Sunday against Charlotte. A giant fireworks show will follow Saturdays 6:05 p.m. game. Lunch Bunch TripThe Lake Kennedy Centers Lunch Bunch will travel for lunch at the Italian restaurant, Buca di Beppo, on Wednesday, July 30. All guests will see a chef demonstrationand have lunch. Preregistration is required. Cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Lunch, beverage and gratuity are included in the price. Lunch Bunch participants should arrive by 11:15 a.m. The bus will leave at 11:30 a.m. The approximate return time is 3 p.m. Lake Kennedy Senior Center is at 400 Santa Barbara Boulevard, Cape Coral. For more information call 574-0575.


23 THE RIVER JULY 4, 2014 Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, My husband and I are getting to the stage where we must make some major changes in our housing. My son and daughter-in-law have taken us to see a number of retirement complexes in our area. My husband wants to go, but I do not. He is convinced that we will be robbed blind and does not want our privacy invaded if we have daily help coming in. I think we should stay in our own home, have help come in and let them take whatever they want. All of our good stuff will have been removed and be gone anyway. What advice do you have? Louisa Dear Louisa, Both of you raise good concerns about moving versus staying home. It shows that moving into a community or staying home is an important decision. A decision that should not be rushed and needs to be researched completely to make the most informed choice. Know the reasons why your husband wants to move and you want to stay. Explore how the needs can be met in a community versus home at what cost and at what risks. Also please do not be swayed into a decision by people who have an interest in your choice. You make the choice when and if you are ready. Pryce Dear Louisa, I have observed that partially due to the economy many people are choosing to stay in their own homes rather than move to a complex. In order to meet this need, care giving agencies have been formed that will visit the home and then leave. I am sure that if you inquire you will find that they are bonded. Privately arranged care plans may have some thievery but there are many or most who are honest, decent people. We are all exposed to dishonest people every day of our lives, but most people are honest. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. deaRPharmacistGet Rid Of Sunburn Pain by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I bought aloe vera gel from the pharmacy and it didnt feel good on my sunburn; it actually stung. Can you recommend something else? JS, Sebring, Florida I bet you bought a gel that contains a few other ingredients and possibly even alcohol because plain, natural aloe vera gel would not do that. It would help. Sunburn pain ranges from annoying to downright disabling if you get seconddegree burns. Aside from natural anti-inflammatory medication (ibuprofen, acetaminophen), here are some natural solutions could help reduce burning, pain and redness: Tea bags Dont drink them, put six of them into a pitcher of warm (or hot) water and steep for 15 to 30 minutes, and longer if you want. Your goal is to make strong tea because the tannins in the tea are comforting to the skin. Now, cool the pitcher of tea with ice cubes or in the refrigerator. Dunk a rag into the tea and make a compress. Do this several times a day for several days, unless you have some kind of issue. If youre traveling, you can always wet a tea bag with cold water and apply it to your skin. Lavender essential oil You can apply this to areas of your skin where it hurts really bad, like around your bikini line, your shoulders, ears, nose or shoulders. Baking soda bath Fill the tub with cool water and put about four to six heaping tablespoons of baking soda in it. This soothes your skin, but only soak up to 20 minutes... no more. If you soak too long, youre going to dry your skin too much and add to your misery. You dont have to take a bath, you can make a thin paste out of baking soda and water (optional two drops of lavender essential oil) and apply to your skin until it dries, then gently rinse off. Oatmeal Ive not had good luck by it but some people swear by this trick. Fill up the bath with cool water and put in one or two cups of uncooked oatmeal and soak for 15 to 30 minutes. You can use cooking oatmeal, or a prepared commercial product called Aveeno sold online and at pharmacies. Dont shower after it, just pat your skin dry. Suzys Sunburn Spritzer Find a spray bottle and mix two ounces of distilled water with five drops of essential oils of lemon, lavender, calendula and frankincense (boswellia). If you dont like one of those scents, you can substitute Roman chamomile, which is another skin soother. Prevention Carrot seed oil mixed in with your natural sunscreen is helpful. Astaxanthin, taken orally, has been clinically shown to reduce damage to the skin from ultraviolet radiation. Other dietary supplements that are skin protective include vitamin A, E and D, as well as resveratrol. Forget fashion, cover up your skin with clothes if youre prone to sunburn. Who cares if you have a T-shirt on in the pool!?! 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. Deep Discounts On Pet AdoptionThroughout the entire month of July, Lee County Domestic Animal Services is offering adoption discounts such as $8 for cats six months and older, $35 for kittens, $40 for dogs 40 pounds and over and $10 for heartworm positive dogs. Cats and kittens are always adoptable at two for the price of one! The increase in pets entering the shelter coincides with the start of kitten season which began in May. Over 500 cats per month enter the shelter during kitten season compared to a monthly average of under 300 the rest of the year. The shelters capacity for both dogs and cats is compounded by a drop in adoptions during summer months. Although fees will be reduced, the adoption package valued at $500 still includes the following: Spay/neuter surgery Age-appropriate vaccinations Rabies vaccination and county license for pets over 3 months 10-day pet health guarantee Microchip ID Feline leukemia and AIDS test for cats Heartworm test for dogs over 6 months Flea treatment De-worming Photos and information about lost pets or pets for adoption are available on the agencys website at http://www.leelostpets.com. Pet info on the website updates hourly. Adoption applications may be completed online. Anyone interested in fostering pets may also obtain an application online. Shell Point July Informational MeetingsResidents of Southwest Florida who would like to learn about resort-style retirement options and lifecare from an experienced retirement counselor are invited to attend one of several informational meetings at Shell Point Retirement Community. The meetings will be held at 10 a.m. in the main Commons located in The Woodlands neighborhood at Shell Point on July 8, 16, 22 and 30. After the presentation, guests can tour The Island neighborhood and visit furnished models in The Woodlands neighborhood. Guests will also learn more about The Estuary, Shell Points newest neighborhood, which will include 50 residences in a combination of single-family and twin villa homes along with a community center and a pool. Admission to these informative sessions is free; however, seating is limited, so reservations are required and may be made by visiting www.shellpoint.org/seminars or calling Maureen Thomson at 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131. Aerial image of the Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER JULY 4, 201424 From page 1Edison & Ford Winter Estates July Eventsorchids that are confiscated at our nations seaports and airports. Over 150 countries have agreed to participate in the trade agreement that ensures the survival of wild animals and plants. Meetings are open to current Edison Ford volunteers, potential volunteers and the public. Garden Talk: How To Prune Your Garden Saturday, July 12 at 10 a.m. Summer in Florida is a time of growth in the garden. It is also a time when heavy rains can disturb the balance of delicate landscaping. Edison Ford horticulturalists will provide tips and hands-on demonstrations and teach the best techniques to improve the health, integrity and beauty of your trees, shrubs and perennials. Cost for members is free; non-members are $5. Each participant will receive a certificate for a 20 percent discount in the Garden Shoppe. Making Music & Sound: Museum Hands-On Demonstrations July 15, 22 and 29; August 5 and 12 at 1:30 p.m. Edison Ford Invention Museum: Music Gallery Using a reproduction of Edisons original phonograph, visitors will enjoy working with Edison Ford curators and site historians Brent Newman, Matt Andres and Jim Niccum as well as guest curator John Kurdyla to reproduce sound. In 2014, the Edison & Ford Winter Estates was given a working prototype of the first Edison phonograph, which was crafted by machinist Bill Miller. The device records sound on metal foil which can be played back to show how the vibrations and the sound are recorded and music is created. The audience will be invited to take part in this hands-on science demonstration and learn about the many types of phonographs which are in the Edison Ford Museum collection. Seating is limited; reservations are requested by calling 334-7419. Groups of 15 or more may book a demonstration on selected dates and times. Cost for members is free; non-members fee included with admission to the Lab and Museum. Museum West Porch Unveiling & Summer Concert With Friends Friday, July 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. The new porch on the Edison Ford Museum will be dedicated with an evening event that includes continuous live music performed by some of the Edison Ford favorite guest artists and refreshments will be served. The museum galleries will also be open for browsing. The west porch is the first addition to the museum in 30 years and will add a beautiful new covered space and allow for easy access to the gardens and galleries. RSVP to 334-7419. Happy Birthday, Henry Ford! Wednesday, July 30 Edison Ford will be celebrating the 151st birthday of Henry Ford with free admission to active and retired Ford Motor Company employees. Free admission includes a selfguided audio tour of the historic homes, gardens, lab and museum. Edison Ford will be offering a special behind-thescenes tour of The Mangoes, the winter estate of Henry Ford and his family, beginning every half hour starting at 11 a.m. and continuing through 3 p.m. for all visitors. Cost for members is free; the non-members behind-the-scenes tour is included in the regular price of a homes and garden tour ticket. The Edison Ford is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For additional information, call 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. The Orchid Rescue Site program will be held on July 8 The museums west porch unveling will be celebrated on July 25 with a summer concert From page 1Patriotic Picnic TableOperation Open Arms, our troops and the families of our veterans. Last year, the Jensens Dave, Jimmy and John were recognized for their years of community service and support of Americas military veterans when they were awarded the 2013 Good Samaritan E-Award, given by the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau. The brothers have provided accommodations for combat-wounded veterans at their resort as well as organized fishing excursions, parades and local tours with all amenities included for active duty military personnel. Operation Open Arms is a great organization, said John Jensen after the surprise delivery on June 30. We do all that we can to help our troops. Its great that Lowes employees and their customers care so much to do this. Its a wonderful gift. The picnic table is located next to the marina dock, among several other tables, chairs and chickee hut. Unbelievable! I cant believe all the names that are on it, added Dave Jensen, who offered special thanks to Lowes and Captain Bunch. We hope that some veterans stop by here on the fourth of July and enjoy a little rest so well be able to thank them for their service. The table is moved into position by Jensens employees The picnic table was a surprise gift from Operation Open Arms Close-up image of one message inscribed on the table


PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. GEOGRAPHY: What kind of creatures were the Canary Islands named for? 2. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: Who once said, Theres no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you? 3. MOVIES: In which movie was the following line uttered, and by which character? Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son. 4. ANATOMY: What human gland produces growth hormones? 5. MUSIC: In musical notation, what does the direction mezzo mean? 6. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Of the seven deadly sins, the biggest one is missing from this list -avarice, envy, gluttony, lust, sloth and wrath. What is it? 7. ENTERTAINERS: What was comedian Jackie Gleasons famous parting line? 8. LANGUAGE: How would you describe someone who is garrulous? 9. TELEVISION: The show Twin Peaks was set in which U.S. state? 10. TRANSPORTATION: Where might you ride a vaporetto? TRIVIA TEST 1. Fierce native dogs (Canaria) 2. Will Rogers 3. Animal House (Dean Wormer) 4. Pituitary 5. Middle or moderate 6. Pride 7. And away we go ... 8. Talkative or chatty 9. Washington 10. Venice, Italy. A vaporetto is a motorboat used for transport in the canals. ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER JULY 4, 2014 My Stars FOR WEEK OF JULY 7, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Dont be surprised if, in spite of your well-made plans, something goes awry. But dont worry. Your knowledge of the facts plus your Arian charm will help you work it out. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A personal relationship seems to be demanding more than you feel youre able to give. Best advice: Confront the issue. You could find the situation surprisingly easy to work through. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Resist being pressured into meeting your selfimposed deadline. This is important if you really feel that taking more time to finish a project could save time in the long run. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A vacation choice seems less interesting than when you first made it. Could it be a matter of the place or the people going with you? Find out before you consider a change of plans. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Someone might be overriding your Leonine logic to get you to agree to favors you would normally avoid. Take a new look at what youve been asked to do and see if youve been misled. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Try to keep that emerging judgmental aspect in check this week. Too many critiques on relatively unimportant issues could create a lot of negative bounce-back reactions. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Facing unpleasant facts about an associate isnt easy. But ignoring them isnt wise. Ask a trusted (and neutral) friend to help guide you on what to do and how you might do it. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A shift in opinion regarding a workplace situation could go a long way in vindicating the stand youve taken. But be aware that a satisfactory resolution could still be a long way off. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Its not like you to choose the easy way rather than the right way to do things. So, follow your instincts and feel assured they will lead you to the right decision. Good luck. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Hold off on making a personal commitment until you find out what it really entails and whose interests are actually involved. There could be hidden facts you need to know. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A new friend offers an unexpected opportunity that could lead to a career change. Check it out carefully and consider getting an assessment from someone familiar with this field. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A surprising discovery leads to mixed reactions from those involved in the revelation. But as you come to appreciate the truth, youll be able to also come to terms with your feelings. BORN THIS WEEK: Your love of travel helps you appreciate the wonders of the world. You would find a satisfying career in any travel-related industry. On July 9, 1777, New York elects Brig. Gen. George Clinton as the first governor of the independent state of New York. Clintons career was marked by his hatred of British loyalists, called Tories. He kept the publics tax burden low by confiscating and selling land belonging to Tories to maintain state coffers. On July 7, 1865, Mary Surratt is executed for her role as a conspirator in Abraham Lincolns assassination. Surratts boardinghouse, a few blocks from Fords Theatre, where Lincoln was murdered, served as the place where a group of Confederate supporters conspired to assassinate the president. On July 8, 1898, notorious con man Soapy Smith is murdered in Skagway, Alaska. Smith earned his nickname Soapy selling bars of soap wrapped in blue tissue paper. He promised crowds that a few lucky purchasers would find a $100 bill wrapped inside the $5 bars of soap. On July 13, 1951, rivers across eastern Kansas crest well above flood stage, and 500,000 people are left homeless. Two million acres of farmlands were lost. In addition, the flooding caused fires and explosions in refinery oil tanks on the banks of the Kansas River. On July 11, 1960, novelty song Alley Oop tops the Billboard pop chart. Alley Oop was the name of a time-traveling caveman in a comic strip of the same name created in 1932 by cartoonist V.T. Hamlin. On July 12, 1984, Walter Mondale, Democratic presidential candidate, announces that he has chosen Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate, the first woman nominated by a major party for the vice presidency. On July 10, 1992, the Alaska court of appeals overturns the conviction of Joseph Hazelwood, the former captain of the oil tanker Exxon Valdez. Hazelwood, who was found guilty of negligence for his role in the massive oil spill in Prince William Sound in 1989, successfully argued that he was entitled to immunity from prosecution because he had reported the oil spill to authorities 20 minutes after the ship ran aground. It was Martin Luther King Jr. who made the following sage observation: In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. If you head up to the top floor of the U.S. Supreme Court building, youll find a basketball court. Its known, of course, as the highest court in the land. During the filming of the classic film The Wizard of Oz, the dog that played Toto was paid $125 per week. In contrast, the actors who played the munchkins were paid $100 per week -and their manager, Leo Singer, kept half of that. Those who study such things say that goats have accents. In Germany in the 1500s, a court physician by the name of Oswaldt Gabelthouer wrote a medical book full of remedies that he guaranteed would be effective. For insanity, the patient must cut his or her hair close to the head, then tie two halves of a rams liver to the head. A severe case of epilepsy, he claimed, could be cured if the patient wore the right eye of a wolf and the left eye of a she-wolf on a thong about the neck for three months; also, the patient had to forgo bathing during that time. Theres no mention in the record at hand of how a patient would go about redeeming the guarantee. If youre suffering from xanthodontia, dont worry; a dentist can help whiten those yellow teeth. The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who dont have it. -George Bernard Shaw THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY SPORTS QUIZ 1. Name the last major-league team before the 2013 Tampa Bay Rays to compile at least seven complete games in one month by its pitchers. 2. In 2013, Baltimores Chris Davis became the third player in major-league history to have at least 40 doubles and 50 homers in a season. Name the other two. 3. How many quarterbacks were picked before San Franciscos Colin Kaepernick in the 2011 NFL Draft? 4. When was the last time before 2013 that the University of Michigan mens basketball team reached the Final Four? 5. In 2013, Jaromir Jagr set the record for most career game-winning goals (122). Who had held the mark before him? 6. Of the 56 winners (through 2014) of the Daytona 500, how many started on the pole? 7. What is the highest total of matches Serena Williams has won in a single tennis season? ANSWERS 1. The Philadelphia Phillies, in 1999. 2. Babe Ruth and Albert Belle. 3. Five -Cam Newton, Jake Locker, Blaine Gabbert, Christian Ponder and Andy Dalton. 4. It was 1993. 5. Gordie Howe. 6. Nine. 7. Seventy-eight, in 2013.


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CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29 THE RIVER JULY 4, 2014 The Island Sun and The River Weekly NewsAlways on the table, and online, with everything you need to know about your community. NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva IslandsTHEIVER RF Bbtn Rf Dnt r F MnWEEKLY NEWS Serving Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers since 1993 Phone 395-1213 or 415-7732 Pick up a copy or go to IslandSunNews.com. Click on Read the Island Sun or The River Weeklywww.IslandSunNews.com BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 6/6 CC 8/29 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION YARD SALE JULY 4-6, 10 AM 4 PM, Corner of Dimmick Dr. & San-Cap Rd. 1/2 mi. past School & Rec Center Mexican decorative arts & textiles, furniture, dog crates, BBQ, lamps, bikes, clothing, household items, wood-burning stove & more. Cash & checks only. Come browse our bargains!NS 7/4 CC 7/4 LOST ON BIKE PATH6-25-14 Evening ** Blue IPod Mini with black ear buds attatched ** On bike path between CJs botique and the Sanibel Congregational Church. 425-647-3897NS 7/4 NC 7/4 LOST AND FOUND 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 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 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 RECEPTIONIST NEEDEDEvery Sunday 10:00 to 5:00 and some holidays at Island real estate of ce. Fun atmosphere. $15. an hour. Call Diane Barr at 472-2603 ext. 244. NS 7/4 CC 7/11 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 HELP WANTEDASSISTANTThe Sanibel Historical Museum & Village is recruiting an assistant to the museum manager. Position is responsible for opening and closing all historical buildings four days a week, staf ng the welcome center to include taking the entrance fee, orienting visitors, and setting up for lectures and training sessions. Also responsible for scheduling volunteers to cover all shifts. Applicant must be personable, well organized, and completely dependable. Work schedule: Wednesday Saturday, 9:30 4:30, starting October 2014. Compensation: $15 per hr. Send resume to info@sanibelmuseum.org or mail to P.O. Box 413, Sanibel, FL 33957 by July 15. NS 7/4 BM 7/11


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 JULY 4, 201430 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 Hello, my name is Dino Im a 7-year-old neutered male Jack Russell Terrier. Good grief, here I am at Animal Services again! I was adopted from the shelter about a year ago, but then my owner moved and couldnt take me with her. Im not your typical Jack Russell. Im quiet, patient, calm and keep my kennel neat and tidy. When Im outside, I like to lie in the sun and soak up those warm rays. I must be a real Florida boy! Please consider adopting me. my adoption fee is $25 (reduced fee for pets 6 years and over). Hello, my name is Jelly Bean. Im a 2-year-old spayed female domestic medium hair. The love you take is equal to the love you make, and thats my philosophy on life. I spread around all the love I can to everyone I see if you want a grumpy cat, thats not me! My adoption fee is $8 (regularly $50) during Animal Services Freedom Friends 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. Jelly Bean ID# 589555 Dino ID# 363460


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