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FREETake Me Home VOL. 13, NO. 28 JULY 18, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Rotary Provides $8,500 To Child Care Of Southwest Florida For ScholarshipsThree Rotary Clubs have supported Child Care of Southwest Floridas efforts to provide high-quality early education to low-income children with a combined $8,500 contribution to the agencys scholarship fund. Rotary Club of Fort Myers contributed $5,000, Rotary Club of Fort Myers South donated $2,500, and Rotary Club of Sanibel-Captiva added $1,000. Once we shared research results with the Rotary Clubs, they were eager to support our efforts, said Executive Director and Rotarian Beth Lobdell. Studies prove that children who are deprived of high-quality early-education experiences are far more likely to drop out of school, experience teen pregnancies and run into trouble with the law. Ninety percent of the brains neurons develop by the age of 5, so kindergarten is too late to start providing an effective learning environment.continued on page 4A Midsummer Nights Sing Nets Canned Goods, Cash For CharityResidents who attended the 17th annual A Midsummer Nights Sing at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Fort Myers on July 8 opened their hearts and their wallets by contributing 2,000 pounds of food to benefit The Soup Kitchen (Everyday Caf and Marketplace) operated by Community Cooperative. Attendees also made cash contributions to help the charity, which serves more than 14,000 meals each month through The Soup Kitchen (Everyday Caf and Marketplace) and Meals On Wheels programs. Community Cooperative also continued on page 4 Sam Galloway, Jr. receives an impromptu chorus of Happy Birthday from the audience and daughter-in-law Tracey Galloway From left, Roger Mercado, immediate past president of Rotary Club of South Fort Myers; Child Care of Southwest Florida executive director Beth Lobdell; Chet Sadler, Rotary Foundation chairman for Rotary Club of Sanibel-Captiva; and Stacey Shedd of Rotary Club of Fort Myers, with students from the J.H. Messina Childrens Center Rotary representatives Roger Mercado, Chet Sadler and Stacey Shedd with their clubs combined $8,500 contribution for Child Care of Southwest Florida scholarshipsGallery Opening, Artists Reception Join Arts for ACT Gallery, located at 2265 First Street in downtown Fort Myers, on Friday, August 1 from 6 to 10 p.m. for the opening reception and art walk for August artists. Joe LeMay will feature A Medley of Motley Musings, Linda Benson will be exhibiting her Vintage Cars and Hoolie Huffer will be showing her India Ink pieces in the pop-cult style of Tim Burton. This exhibit continues through September 1. Born and raised in the Midwest, LeMay made the move down to Southwest Florida in 1998. In 2004, he went to study art in Savannah, Georgia where he graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in illustration. After getting his BFA degree, he returned to Fort Myers and began working in freelance illustration. His freelance work has included childrens book illustration, logo design, poster design and comic strip illustration. Soon after arriving back in Southwest Florida, he began working at daas Gallery in downtown Fort Myers. Being involved hands-on in the gallery scene inspired him to move in a different direction and he began creating artwork targeted at galleries and exhibitions rather than web pages and magazines. Although his gallery work draws upon his background in illustration, it branches out into several different styles and techniques, a luxury not often afforded the freelance illustrator. It is this freedom which continues to inspire him to experiment and to enjoy the process of making art. LeMay is currently living and working out of Cape Coral. As a whole, my paintings blend continued on page 9 Peacock II by Joe LeMay

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THE RIVER JULY18, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Peter Knights Short Band Gig by Gerri Reaves, PhDPictured in these circa-1887 photos is the Fort Myers Brass Band, very probably Fort Myerss first musical organization. In one, the musicians pose in front of the new bandstand built by town boosters at the intersection of Second and Lee streets. From that bandstand, the group played Saturday night concerts enjoyed by listeners relaxing on the grass picnic-style. Only a handful of houses are visible in that northward view from Second. Note the rustic fences likely erected to keep out roaming cattle, which were a problem in those cow-town days. On the right in the near distance stands the home of Peter Oliphant Knight, the bands organizer. He is not among those pictured in the bandstand photo, but appears wearing the white suit in the other historic photo. An attorney and coronet player, Knight organized the brass band in November 1885, even before the musicians had instruments, a problem soon solved by the selling of subscriptions. Original members included JL Cutler, PC Gaines, WM Jameson, Edward L. Evans, EP Kantz, CJ Huelsenkamp, WR Perkins, WR Washburn, Dan C. Kantz, CL Oliver, John Jeffcott and William Jeffcott. The bands first performance which has become legendary in local history was serenading Thomas and Mina Edison in March 1886 when they were on their honeymoon. continued on page 19 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 Peter O. Knight (in white jacket) poses with the band he organized in 1885. In 1934, he said in an interview that the happiest days of his life were those in Fort Myers before he moved to Tampa. courtesy Southwest Florida Museum of History Todays northward view of Lee Street from Second, where a bandstand once stood photo by Gerri Reaves In 1886-87, the Fort Myers Brass Band poses in front of their new bandstand at Second and Lee. Founding member Peter O. Knights house is on the right. Charles J. and Ada Stubbs later lived in that house. courtesy Southwest Florida Historical Society

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3 THE RIVER JULY 18, 2014 Fort Myers Public Art: ACT Seeking Volunteer Old Hollywood Actorsby Tom HallAbuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. is holding its annual Arts for ACT Fine Art Auction on Saturday, November 8 at Harborside Event Center. This years theme is An Evening in Old Hollywood, and ACT is looking for budding Hollywood impressionists who would like to volunteer their time to come dressed as their favorite old Hollywood star. ACT is doing a casting call of sorts for old Hollywood look-a-likes to help during the auction. They can pick their favorite star between 1945 through 1965. This is a great volunteer opportunity that will get your name out in our community, said ACT Director Jennifer Benton. If you or someone you know would like to dress as an old Hollywood actor, send a video or picture along with your contact information to Jennifer Benton, PO Box 60401, Fort Myers, FL 33906 or by email to jbenton@actabuse.com. All those selected must commit to appearing as the actor they were selected as and donating their time during the main event according to the guidelines ACT will provide. The real names of actors chosen will be printed along with a short biography in the program books that are printed for both the pre-events and the main event. The Arts for ACT Fine Art Auction benefits ACT and is the organizations major fundraiser each year. For more information on how you can get involved, contact Jennifer Benton at 939-2553 or by email jbenton@actabuse.com An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to truetours.net. Krista Fogelsong at last years Arts for ACT Fine Art Auction Nellies Upstairs Waterside Bar Where its Happy Hour all the time!!!263.41 N 815.18 W FREE come in six times and get a FREE meal

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THE RIVER JULY 18, 20144 From page 1A Midsummer Nights Singoffers homeless and comprehensive case management services through the United Way Resource House, oversees an emergency mobile food pantry and provides emergency food to hungry school children and their families through the Growing Healthy Kids school pantry and backpack programs. More than 500 people attended the performance, sponsored by the Galloway Family of Dealerships. The popular event featured performances by the Spiritual Voices, pianist Barbara Peterson, organist Eddygrace Bernhard, choral director Rev. Roger Peterson, soloists Beth Filiowich, Michael A Midsummer Nights Sing sponsor Sam Galloway, Jr., right, with song leader Doug Molloy, left, and Rev. Paul deJong of First Presbyterian Church of Fort Myers Community Cooperative CEO Tracey Galloway and Barbara Wells of Community Cooperative First Presbyterian Church members Max and Pat Furbringer of South Fort Myers Dnaria Major sings with the Spiritual Voices Allene Lopham, Laura Chambliss and Donna Hill From page 1Child Care ScholarshipsChild Care of Southwest Florida provides early-education and voluntary prekindergarten programs at six accredited centers in Lee and Hendry counties. Scholarships are provided to low-income families, allowing them to maintain employment and providing their children with the continuity that fosters learning and social development. When the agency learned of unexpected funding cuts that would impact many of its families, its board of directors launched a fundraising effort to keep affected children in its centers. Low-income families dont always have access to high-quality programs, and dependable child care is critical to their employment, said board chair Karen Miller. We could not let any of our children leave for financial reasons, and were grateful to the Rotary Clubs and others who are helping us cover the shortfall. Rotary Clubs bring together dedicated individuals to exchange ideas, build relationships and take action. The clubs, with Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation, work to make lasting improvements in their communities and around the world. To donate or learn more about Child Care of Southwest Florida, visit www. CCSWFL.org. 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 Email your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com

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5 THE RIVER JULY 18, 2014Broyles and Lalai Hamric, The Sun-Sations and the First Presbyterian Church Choir and Friends. A Midsummer Nights Sing is the second of three hymn sings sponsored annually by the Galloway Family of Dealerships. The other two are Mrs. Edisons Hymn Sing in February and the popular Christmas Carol Sing in December. All three events benefit The Soup Kitchen of Community Cooperative, which was started by First Presbyterian Church in 1984 to help alleviate hunger and suffering in Lee County. First Presbyterian Church of Fort Myers is located at 2438 Second Street in downtown Fort Myers. For more information, call 334-2261 or visit www.fpcfortmyers.org. Soloists Michael Broyles and Beth Filiowich Greg Stetson, Jim George and Sherry Slaybaugh First Presbyterian Church members Roseanne Constaninople and Harriet Hart Executive Director Named For Uncommon Friends Foundation The Uncommon Friends Foundation has named Angela Melvin as its executive director, effective August 11. She replaces Arlene Roth, who recently resigned after serving in the position for almost 10 years. Melvin has served as community director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast since December 2012. In addition, she has been the morning traffic anchor for WFTX-TV since June 2013. Previously, she was communications director for U.S. Congressman Allen West and was the regional media director for the 2012 Republican National Convention. Melvin also served as a television reporter in both West Palm Beach and Panama City. She is a fifth generation Fort Myers native and a graduate of the University of Florida. I am honored and at the same time extremely excited to be given the opportunity to lead this historic and important Southwest Florida organization, said Melvin. The Uncommon Friends Foundations commitment to character education and business ethics has never before been more essential to the future of our community. I am eager to work alongside the dedicated board of directors to further the vision of our communitys leaders, the founders of the foundation. Gray Davis, president of the Uncommon Friends Foundation, added, The board of directors and I are looking forward to adding Angela to the Uncommon Friends Foundation family. The foundation is growing and expanding our mission and she will be a key component in our success. 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. Angela Melvin 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 Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com

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THE RIVER JULY 18, 20146 Metro-McGregor Kiwanians Prepare Meal For Ronald McDonald HouseMembers of the Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club recently prepared a meal for the families at the Ronald McDonald House in Fort Myers. The group cooked chicken, potatoes, steamed vegetables and dessert for six families. The Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis also donated pull-tabs collected by the Littleton Elementary K-Kids Club, which is a service leadership group sponsored by Kiwanis. Pull-tabs are pure aluminum and are sold as scrap to a local dealer to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House. The families enjoyed the meal; nothing was left, said Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida volunteer coordinator Lynn Grissinger. We very much appreciate the volunteer efforts of the club. All the pull-tabs collections add up to make an incredible impact in providing a home-away-from-home for the families during the medical treatment of their seriously ill child. In 2013, the pull-tab collection brought in $4,783.47 in revenue to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, whose mission is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children throughout Southwest Florida. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida supports The Ronald McDonald House, The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, grants and scholarship programs. For more information, visit www.rmhcswfl.org. The Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club is looking for more service-minded individuals and business professionals who would like to make a direct impact on the community through volunteering. Meetings are held every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in Fort Myers. For details on joining the club, call president Harris Segel at 9394027 or email harris@pampered-pooch. com. The Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club can be found online at www.metromcgregor.com and on Facebook. Members of the Metro-McGregor Kiwanis prepared a meal for the families at the Ronald McDonald House in Fort Myers. Pictured from left is Jennifer Molnar, Todd Adams, Everett Shell, Barbara Hartman, Barb Hartman and Lynnann Grissinger from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. Barb Hartman, Barbara Hartman and Everett Shell take a break from cooking to pose with Ronald at the Ronald McDonald House in Fort Myers Hortoons Barb Hartman, Todd Adams and Barbara Hartman prepare baked mushroom chicken for the six families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Fort Myers To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732

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7 THE RIVER JULY 18, 2014 Fort Myers South Rotary Installs New OfficersRotary Club of Fort Myers South announced its new officers and board of directors at its annual dinner on June 28. Immediate Past President Roger Mercado presented a year in review of this active chapter of Rotary International, whose motto is Service Above Self. Mercado then introduced the clubs new president, Rebecca Goff, who highlighted her goals and opportunities for the club to do even more in the year ahead. The officers serving along side Goff for 2014-15 include president-elect John Doramus, president-elect nominee Gerry Poppe, treasurer John Kozak, assistant treasurer Mark Rupolo and secretary Steve Wassman. The club also welcomed new board members Greg Blurton, Tracie Bagans and Gerry Poppe and recognized returning board members Cliff Parker, Jeff Kircher and Kimberley Christian. Over the past year, Rotary Club of Fort Myers South donated thousands of dollars for numerous causes such as The Heights Foundation, Child Care of Southwest Florida, Southwest Florida Symphony and Good Wheels. Club members also volunteered hundreds of hours of their time for events such as the quarterly Adopt-a-Road Cleanup, the annual Scholar Athlete Banquet and Dictionary Day. Fort Myers South collaborated with several other local clubs on projects such as Blessings In A Backpack, which provides student backpacks filled with groceries to help families feed their children over the weekends. For more information about Rotary Club of Fort Myers South, visit www.rotarysouth.com. Assistant District Governor Cyndi Doragh, Pam Rambo and Jane Goble Immediate Past President of Rotary Club of Fort Myers South Roger Mercado with incoming President Rebecca Goff Immediate Past Rotary District Governor Tim Milligan and his wife, Sharon Wendy Wasserman, Victor Mayeron and Besty Alderman Storybook Ball Returning In FebruaryNBC-2 anchor Kellie Burns will emcee Ronald McDonald House Charities signature event, scheduled for Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs. The evening will be a special tribute to honorees, Mary and Norman Love. The black-tie evening will begin with cocktails and silent auction at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing to the Robert Williamson Band and a live auction, themed to an interpretation of Frozen. All proceeds support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida in its mission to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. Since its founding in 1996, Ronald McDonald House has served more than 3,000 families from Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry counties, and other states and countries. Here, families find a home away from home while their children are undergoing medical treatment at Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Additional thousands are served by the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, a mobile healthcare unit providing medical and dental services to underserved children in Collier County, and by grants and scholarships awarded to deserving organizations and individuals in our five county region. For information about tickets and a variety of sponsorship opportunities, contact Laura Ragain at 437-0202 or visit www.rmhcswfl.org. Send your editorial copy to:press@riverweekly.com

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THE RIVER JULY 18, 20148 Along The RiverOn Friday, July 18, Music Walk returns to Fort Myers historic River District. It begins at 7 p.m., rain or shine. Downtown comes alive every month with live music on the third Friday. More than a dozen participating venues feature music by local and regional talent. Restaurants, bars, art galleries and shops showcase a wide range of music during Music Walk, from jazz and blues to rock, drums and more. Each month brings great music and new energy to the historic streets of downtown Fort Myers. Music Walk was conceived as a sister event to the popular first Friday Art Walk which brings out over 2,000 people during off-peak months. For more information, call 645-6457. On July 19 and July 20, Mango Mania returns. The tropical fruit fair is a casual, family-fun event celebrating the areas exotic produce. The festival includes mango and tropical fruit specialty food and beverages, a free mango tasting table, arts and crafts, activities for children, educational talks about tropical plants, trees and plants for sale and a mango recipe book for purchase. It is a festive and informal family event. Mango Mania is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the German-American Social Club, 2101 Pine Island Road in Cape Coral. The price is $6 per person ($5 for advance purchase) and children 10 and under are free. For more information about Mango Mania, call the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce at 283-0888 or go to www.floridascreativecoast.com. Its not too late to register for Ostego Bay Marine Science Centers Marine Summer Camps. The programs are an exciting and educational experience for children ages six and older. All instructional materials are provided. Campers will explore some of the local barrier islands and the waters of Estero Bay. Scheduled field and beach trips introduce campers to sea grass communities, plankton populations, mangrove tangles and bird nesting areas. The staff of state certified teachers offers a wide diversity of expertise providing highly personalized instructions. Camps run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and include a graduation luncheon for each group on Friday: July 21 to 25: Loggerheads July 28 to August 1: Sea Stars August 4 to 8: Loggerheads and Sea Stars Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center located at 718 Fishermans Wharf on San Carlos Island in Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-8101 or go to www.ostegobay. org. Shell Point Golf Club welcomes young golfers between the ages of seven and 15 to participate weekly Junior Golf Camps scheduled Monday through Friday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. throughout the summer. The players will receive golf instruction from PGA professional Gary Keating, PGA professional John Alfuth, and teaching professional Nick Macenas. Each week, players will have an opportunity to improve upon their technique through the use of a video program that will capture their personal performance. The camp will also include information about the rules and etiquette of the game. Light snacks will be provided. The cost to participate is $60 per week. For more information about the program, or to sign up, contact the pro shop at 433-9790. Shell Point Golf Clubs 18-hole, par-71 championship golf course offers a grass driving range and practice green, lessons, plus a fully-stocked pro shop and snack bar. The course is open to the public and is located near the entrance to Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers, just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. For more information, call 433-9790 or visit www.shellpointgolf. com. Southwest Florida is a great diving destination thanks in part to its close proximity to the USS Mohawk Memorial Reef. Scubavice Diving Center in Fort Myers offers day and night dive trips to the artificial reef located approximately 28 nautical miles west of Redfish Pass. Scubavice also gives beginners the opportunity to earn their Open Water Scuba certifications with classroom instructions and sessions in the shops pool. Experienced divers can obtain Advanced Open Water, Nitrox and Rescue certifications. Instructor Ramiro Palma teaches all levels of diving to National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) and Scubavice standards. Scubavice Diving Center is located at 12600 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. Call 481-4733 or go to www.scubavicedivers.com. Pine Islands annual Tropical Fruit Fair, Mango Mania, returns this weekend Swim with the fishes with Scubavice Dive Center in Fort Myers. Pictured is Ramiro Palma, owner and dive instructor, hanging a picture on the USS Mohawk in 2013 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Monday-Saturday 10am www.threecraftyladies.com a y -Satur d a y 10am e craft y ladies.co m Tropical Fabrics Tropical Fabrics Novelty Yarn Novelty Yarn Quilting Quilting Notions Notions Beads Beads Scrapbook Papers Scrapbook Papers Childrens Crafts Childrens Crafts Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Crafts Shell Crafts Gifts Gifts Find us on Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS ARE MAKEITANDTAKEIT CRAFT ACTIVITY DAYS! WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS ARE MAKEITANDTAKEIT CRAFT ACTIVITY DAYS!

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9 THE RIVER JULY 18, 2014 From page 1Gallery Opening Artists Receptionelements of my illustration background with more abstract and expressionistic styles, he said. The work often branches out in multiple directions, depending on the impulse or the mood. This is the inspiration behind the title of my latest show, A Medley of Motley Musings. My recent work has been compiled into a gathering of paintings that consist of a handful of different approaches with certain similarities tying the work together. Linda Bensons art exhibit of Vintage Vehicles painted in the chiaroscuro style of black and white oil paintingis most unique. By using silver oil paint, she captures an old black and white silver-print feel to complement her vintage vehicles. Benson has been working all year to create a new look you are sure to enjoy. She has been demonstrating her new technique during Art Walk and other local events. Her red 1947 Ford truck oil painting from Evans Pizza in east historic downtown Fort Myers will also be shown. Linda teaches oil painting and artist journal/drawing when shes not painting aboard her boat studio, the Artist Xpress. She received a 2014 Individual Artist Grant from the City of Fort Myers. Juliana Hoolie Huffer is an artist and art educator. As a working artist in the Fort Myers community, her more popular and expressive india ink pieces are inspired by Ralph Steadman and Tim Burton using pop-cult, cinematic or literary imagery. Her process involves using wet ink and using a blowing technique to fray the drawn lines as evidence of her breath. Works that are more recent are becoming increasingly realistic and satirical in response to the development of social media networking and EDM music. Her solo show is evident of the breadth and depth of layering and exposing various techniques using her personal style, though never wavering from her irreverent and fearless voice. Huffer shows and sells her work in various local galleries in Fort Myers, including The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Arts For ACT, Space 39, The Alliance for the Arts and Howl Gallery. Linda Bensons vintage vehicle painting Hoolie Huffer artwork 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 481 4 7 33 12600 Mc G regor Blvd, Ft Myer s www.scu b av i ce di vers.co m S wim with t h e Fi s h es

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Churches/TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION (UUA) Where diversity is treasured, 2756 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers Sunday Services at 9 and 11 a.m. Adult Education Workshop at 10 a.m. The Reverend Margaret L. Beard, Minister 239-226-0900 www.allfaiths-uc.org ALL SAINTS BYZANTINE RITE CATHOLIC CHURCH 10291 Bayshore Rd., N. Fort Myers Divine Liturgy is on Sun. at 10:30 a.m.; Rosary begins at 10 a.m. Lenten services (Presancti ed Liturgy) will be on Wed. evenings at 6 p.m. starting on Feb. 22. Administrator is Very Rev. Peter Lickman, ph. 305-651-0991. We are a Church of the Eastern Catholic or Byzantine Rite, 1.5 mi. east of Int. 75. ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Reverend Fr. Dean Nastos, Proistamenos Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. www.annunciation.fl.goarch.org 239-481-2099 BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC SYNAGOGUE 15675 McGregor Boulevard, 437-3171 Rabbi: Judah Hungerman Friday Service, 8 p.m., Saturday Service, 11 a.m. Shabbat School Saturday Morning, Adult Hebrew Classes. Call for information on full program. BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES CHURCH OF GOD 16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166 Just past the Tanger Outlet Mall Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063 Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF SW FLORIDA ORTHODOX 5620 Winkler Road, Fort Myers Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz 433-7708, E-mail: rabbi@chabadswf.org Web site: www.chabadswf.org Services: Friday 6:30 p.m.; Saturday Kabbalah class 9 a.m.; Shacharit 10 a.m.; Kiddush at noon Minyan: Monday and Thursday 7 a.m. CHAPEL OF CYPRESS COVE 10200 Cypress Cove Circle Fort Myers 239-850-3943, Located at Cypress Cove Retirement Center on HealthPark Campus An ecumenical non-denominational community of believers. Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Reverendt Ted Althouse, Pastor revtedalthouse@aol.com CHURCH OF THE CROSS 13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188 Pastor: Bud Stephens; A nondemonimational church emphasizing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Sunday Service: 9:15 a.m. Traditional, 10:45 Contemporary. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers Just off McGregor across from the Edison/ Ford Winter Estates 334-4978, Pastor: Douglas Kelchner, Worship times Sundays 9 and 10:30 a.m. Website: www.taecc.com COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937 Rev. Dr. Jeffrey DeYoe, Senior Pastor Reverend David Dietzel, Pastor Emeritus. Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m. Nursery available CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH 8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-5442 Randy A. Alston, Reverend. Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m., Evening Worship, 7 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 6:30 p.m. CYPRESS LAKE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-3233. www.clpc.us. Clint Cottrell, pastor Prayer Service 8 a.m., Praise 9 a.m., Childrens Church 9 a.m., Traditional 11 a.m. Summer: Prayer Service 8 a.m. Combined Traditional/Praise 10 a.m. CYPRESS LAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 482-1250, 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday Traditional Service 9:30 a.m. Praise Service Sunday School all times FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD OUTREACH MINISTRIES 6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers, 278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Voice of Faith, WCRN 13.50 AM Radio, Sunday, 1:30 p.m.; Thursday Service, 7:30 p.m.; Friday Youth Service, 7:30 p.m. Nursery care for pre-school children and Childrens Church for ages 5-12 available at each service. FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 15690 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers, 482-2030 Pastor: David Stauffer. Traditional services 8:45 a.m.; Contemporary, 10:30 a.m. Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The church is mile past the intersection of Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on the way to Sanibel. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 2390 West First Street, next door to Edison Estates. Sunday Morning Service and Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting, 5:30 p.m. Child care provided at all services. Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at: 2281 First Street, River District. www.time4thinkers.com, www.christiansciencefortmyers.com, www.christianscience.com FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 13545 American Colony Boulevard off Daniels Parkway in the Colony, Fort Myers, 936-2511 Pastor: Reverend Joey Brummett Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in the Downtown Fort Myers River District 2466 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 239-332-1152, www.fumcftmyers.org Sunday: 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 5 p.m. Youth Program FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN MINISTRIES CONGREGATION 5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 437-4330 Reverend Mark Condrey, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Church School: 9:15 a.m. FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers, 482-3133. Philip White, pastor Morning Worship: 10 a.m. Church School: 10:15 a.m. Adult Forum: 11:30 a.m. IONA-HOPE EPISCOPAL CONGREGATION 9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers 4544778 The Reverend Dr. John S. Adler, pastor. Weekly services: Saturday 5 p.m., Eucharist with Healing Sunday 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite One; 9:30 a.m., Family Eucharist with Healing and Church School Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer (in Spanish); Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Eucharist with Healing. Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. services. JESUS THE WORKER CATHOLIC CHURCH: 881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143 Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. KINGDOM LIFE CHURCH 2154 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 218-8343 Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service All are welcome. LAMB OF GOD 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 18, 201410

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11 THE RIVER JULY 18, 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. Shopping Trip To Sawgrass MillsWhat better way to cool off during the summer than to shop inside of an enormous mall with plenty of sales while sipping on a nice beverage? The Lake Kennedy Kruisers invite you to put on your walking shoes and get ready to enjoy one of the largest malls in Florida, the Sawgrass Mills Mall. Window shop with friends, get a manicure or pedicure, grab a bite to eat and enjoy. This will be one of the best summer shopping excursions ever and a great social outing with friends and family. Participants on the Friday, August 29 outing should arrive before 7:45 a.m. for the 8 a.m. departure. The approximate return time is 6 p.m. The price for this bus excursion is $38 per member or $43 per non-member. Preregistration is required by August 25. For more information or to sign up, call the Lake Kennedy Center in Cape Coral at 574-0575. Summer Drive For Hunger Contributions Needed To Benefit Community CooperativeCommunity Cooperative has partnered again with Sam Galloway Ford to ease the strain of summer with the 3rd annual Summer Drive For Hunger. The goal is to collect 25,000 pounds of food and raise $25,000 to support the hungry families in our community. For some families, school being out means a certain kind of freedom. For the families we serve, it means just the opposite, said Tracey Galloway, CEO of Community Cooperative. The summer months can be the cruelest season for families who cant rely on the schools to feed their hungry children. The statistics are stark. More than 70 percent of Lee County students qualify for free/reduced breakfast and lunch during the school year. One out of every six of our neighbors is food insecure and cannot depend on consistent meals. The Summer Drive For Hunger has been under way since June 1. Current food donations are running dangerously low. Sam Galloway Ford has generously committed to donate $1 for every pound of food dropped off at the Fort Myers dealership through the end of July. Each person who donates food will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win $5,000. We have tremendous partners including Harry Chapin Food Bank and United Way agencies to help us feed those in need, added Galloway. We will stock and staff multiple mobile feed pantries this summer, which will travel to some of the most isolated areas in the county. We will also provide more food at our Community Markets (food pantries) and Community Cafs in Fort Myers and Cape Coral. For more information, call 332-7687 or visit www.ccmileecounty.com. 13901 Shell Point Plaza Fort Myers, Florida 33908 www.shellpoint.org 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 If you are concerned about a family member or loved one who desires to remain independent but could benefit from some assistance throughout the day, The Springs at Shell Point may just be the perfect option. With beautiful surroundings and Shell Points proven reputation, The Springs offers an affordable private-pay option on a month-tomonth basis. Visit The Springs today! You and a guest are invited to a complimentary Lunch & Tour of The Springs. d d d d d e e e t h r Comprehensive FeeStarting at $3,040/mo.Immediate OccupancyYou Choose the Date! To reserve your Lunch & Tour, call (239) 454-2077 Join us for a FREE Lunch and Tour Discover Affordable Month-to-Month Assisted Living Worried About a Parent or Loved One?The Springs Assisted Living is part of Shell Points Integrated Healthcare System. Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance Foundation, Inc. Shell Point. All rights reserved. SPG-229-14Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com

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THE RIVER JULY 18, 201412 Summer Varietyby Capt. Matt MitchellDodging fast moving thunderstorms at just about any time of the day was all part of our fishing pattern this week. At just about any time, a fast moving thunderstorm could move through with dangerous lightning and quickly bring your day on the water to a early end. This type of weather is nothing unusual for our summer time fishing; just remember to keep one eye to the sky and the other on the weather radar on your smart phone. Action around the full moon this week was good, although some days charters took much more work than others to get it done. I had a really mixed bag of fishing charters booked this week with clients wanting to target a variety of species on lots of different tides. Early in the week, I did some shark fishing, which proved to be a little tougher than normal. Anchoring up in Rocky Channel by Pineland, we had a slow incoming tide while we soaked big chunks of cut mullet on the bottom. About 30 minutes in, we hooked into a five-footplus bull shark, which put on a great fight for the young anglers who took turns on the rod. After getting their first shark to the boat, we got some great in-water photos before cutting it loose. Anchoring up again, we camped for another hour with only a big stingray hooked before we made a move south to avoid a thunderstorm and hopefully find a better bite. My next stop was a favorite nine-foot shark hole in the middle sound, which is usually loaded up with blacktip sharks. Once we set up, I began to chum with small chunks of fresh cut mullet. It did not take long at all for us to start seeing three to four foot blacktips swimming around the boat. We did have a few pick ups, but could just not get one hooked for a little while. Watching these blacktip sharks come right up to the boat to check us out was cool, though. With about 10 minutes left to fish, we had a rod go down and it was on again. This time, a solid fourfoot blacktip made a few powerful drag screaming runs. With the kids wanting a picture with the shark, I put the shark in my big landing net before grabbing it tight for a few quick pictures before releasing it unharmed. Later in the week, I had a trip that gag grouper were our species of choice. We spent a few hours bottom dropping live baits in Captiva Pass. The bite was a little slow too, although we did manage one nice 27-inch keeper. We did catch a few shorts and loose a couple that seemed to be much bigger as they inhaled the big baits and quickly broke us off in the bottom structure. Slow moving tides are a great time to do this in the pass as you can keep the boat and baits over the good bottom structure for a longer period of time. With gag grouper season now open since July 1, we are seeing more and more inshore anglers targeting these tasty fish. One sure thing though this week was when other species where just not quite playing along with the days plan, there was always catch and release snook fishing in the passes to fall back on. Small baits where what the snook wanted in the passes this week, and along with the snook, there where also some redfish and bigger mangrove snapper in the mix. When anglers simply wanted to catch fish staying in and around the passes, right now just cannot be beat. 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. John Oatley from Sanibel with his 27-inch gag grouper caught this week while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Specialist Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m Specialist Specialist Call on Paint Prices C Call on Paint Prices C C ll on P in tPrices C C i i Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish Untangle tackle from vegetation and discard it responsibly BILL FISCHER BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island

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13 THE RIVER JULY 18, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Baby River Ottersby Patricia MolloyIt seems that otters just want to have fun. Spirited and frolicsome, an otter rarely misses an opportunity to run toward the waters edge, slide down a slippery, muddy slope and end with a playful splash. Or grab a friend by the neck, and begin flopping and churning together in the water. The North American river otter (Lontra canadensis) is a sleek but furry semi-aquatic mammal that lives in and around clean marshes, streams and rivers. Related to weasels and skunks, they utilize their webbed hind feet and strong tails to navigate through water with the greatest of ease. Otters are also capable of holding their breath underwater for up to eight minutes. While an otters antics may appear to us humans as strictly fun and games, the energetic behavior is an important tool for otters to learn and practice essential survival maneuvers. Over the past several months, a half-dozen or more young river otters have been admitted to CROW as orphaned or abandoned pups and currently reside in the clinics stateof-the-art otter facility. Built by volunteers with supplies donated for its construction, the otter complex is located in a quiet corner of the property to help combat imprinting. Imprinting occurs when a wild animal sees a human as its friend; it is dangerous to release an imprinted animal back into the wild. The wild nature of all patients must be maintained; a difficult task with any patient, but particularly problematic when treating a creature as exceptionally intelligent and curious as an otter. When cleaning the otter complex, staff members quietly place food in a room separated from the pool area. When the door is opened to the feeding room and the otter enters, a trap door closes, shielding the patient from the presence of the clean-up crew. Once the complex has been put back in order and the otter has finished her meal, she is rereleased into the main activity room without ever seeing her human caretakers. It is nearly time for the otters to be released. The ones still at CROW were too young at admission to have established their own territories. As a result, it is not necessary to release them on the exact site at which they were found. If anyone has private property with a lot of land and would be interested in having native birds, turtles or adorable otters released on it, call CROW at 472-3644. The clinic will review the set of guidelines with property owners to determine if their place is suitable. Some of the questions include: Is the property wooded? Is there a river or pond? Is it safe from free-roaming dogs? 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 4723644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. This river otter, patient #0344, is a young, playful female pup that loves to swim photo courtesy of Kat McDonough, CVT, senior wildlife rehabilitation specialist Fishermans Paradise: The Cavorting Cobiaby Cynthia A. WilliamsChapter 2 Part 1Most fishermen in this area will tell you that tarpon and snook are the fightingest fish that can be caught here. Im not so sure. Ive caught a lot of snook and a lot of tarpon, but Ive never had a fish hit harder than the brownhued bruiser which we call cobia and pronounce cobio. Theyre the only fish that have ever been able to pull me out of the boat. Not once, but twice. It happened this way: I was fishing for jewfish (goliath grouper) at the white range marker between Punta Rassa and Sanibel, using a long, tough Calcutta cane pole to which I had affixed a 212-pound test monel line with a large, forged-steel plueger Sobey hook Id fixed line to pole by the use of doublecast hot swivels which Id wired five times and covered with electric tape. I had hooked a big, fat, juicy pinfish to my hook and was dangling it tantalizingly beneath the murky depths of the range marker, hoping to float it in front of the eye of a lumbering jewfish. Sometimes these tackle-busters are so lazy you have to float your bait right under their noses before theyll bother to slurp it in. I had no luck whatsoever, so I pulled my pole out from under the range marker and tilted it upward, with my pinfish almost on top of the water. Cradling the pole over my right arm, I reached with my right hand into my shirt pocket for my cigarettes. Id no sooner laid hand to my Camels than a terrific wrench tore the pole off my arm, and pole, rig and pinfish were just about to go overboard. It happened so quickly I didnt have time to collect my wits. I frantically grabbed for the pole and caught it, but I had lost my balance, and before I could straighten up, a terrific yank took me, pole, rig and bait, over the side. To be continued next week Fishermans Paradise is presented by Berry Williams daughter, Cynthia Williams, a freelance writer and editor living in Bokeelia on Pine Island. A cobia Sponsored Dog Goes To TrainingIt seem like just yesterday when The Calendar Girls introduced their sponsored puppy, Halo, to Southwest Florida. Now, Halo, is back at Southeastern Guide Dogs to continue his training in hopes to give back freedom to a deserving veteran through the Paws For Patriots program. For more information, visit www. calendargirlsflorida.com and www.guidedogs.org. HaloShare your community news with us. 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THE RIVER JULY 18, 201414 Plant SmartPeace Lilyby Gerri ReavesPeace lily (Spathiphyllum) is an evergreen perennial native to parts of Southeast Asia and Central and South America. Also called white anthurium and white sails, it is member of the aroid family, which includes arum, calla, and anthurium. The dark-green leaves contrast with the pure or greenish white spathe, which is often mistaken for the flower. That hood-like spathe is a type of bract or modified leaf that sheaths the club-like spadix, or inflorescence, on one side. On the spadix are the tiny inconspicuous flowers that look like mere bumps. The leaves are bladelike with pointed tips and can be more than a foot long. Held erect on fleshy stems, they resemble banana leaves. Deep venation gives them a textured or corrugated appearance. Peace lily grows in clumps of about five feet high and spreads via rhizomes. The flower stalks reach well above the foliage. The fruit is dry and berry-like. This plant is not a particularly low-maintenance, since regular watering, misting and fertilization are usually required. It requires strong indirect light but should be protected from full sun, and it needs moist well-drained soil rich in organic content. It is not salt tolerant, and common pests include mites, scales and mealy bugs. In fact, its perhaps best suited to be a houseplant in South Florida, for it is proven to help cleanse the air of toxins. It also makes a good potted patio plant, and the spathes make long-lasting cut-flower arrangements. Numerous cultivars exist. Both the leaves and flowers are poisonous and the sap can cause skin irritation. Sources: Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau; Florida Landscape Plants by John V. Watkins and Thomas J. Sheehan; edis.ifas.ufl.edu; floridata.com; and seminolecountyfl.gov. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. The white hood, or bract, sheaths the flowers which are the densely packed bumps on the club-like spadix photos by Gerri Reaves Peace lily, native to jungles, will develop dry brown leaf edges when exposed to direct sun or deprived of moisture UNITE Award Applications To Open August 1The application process for the 2015 UNITE (Uniting Nonprofits In Teaming for Excellence) Award will open August 1 and close on September 30. A $25,000 prize will be awarded for best collaboration. Established by Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA and supported by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, the Cape Coral Community Foundation and the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades counties, the UNITE Award is a regional award that recognizes successful nonprofit collaborative models across Southwest Floridas five-county area that exemplify excellence and community impact. Its goal is to provide information to the nonprofit community about collaborative models that have succeeded in our area and to share proven effective practices for nonprofits working together. The Bob Janes Triage Center/Low Demand Shelter was the winner of the inaugural UNITE Award in January 2014 and received the $25,000 cash prize. In addition, each of the runners up, Families First: Childrens Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida, Inc. and Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc., and Southwest Florida Addiction Services/Lee Mental Health Merger, received $2,500 thanks to funding made available by the Wayne Smith of the Smith Family Foundation who wished to reward the other finalists for their dedication to collaboration in the community. The 2015 winner will be announced at the annual Myers, Brettholtz & Companys full-day nonprofit seminar to be held on January 21, 2015 at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport-Town Center. Each of the 27 entries we received last year were inspiring, said Lori Sampson-Wilson, principal of Myers, Brettholtz. It clearly shows that our regional nonprofits are working together to achieve positive collaborative results. The Bob Janes Triage Center/Low Demand Shelter is a collaboration with the Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades counties, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners, law enforcement, Lee Memorial Health System, SalusCare, the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the United Way. The Triage Center serves primarily as a voluntary pre-arrest diversion program to reduce the number of individuals with mental illness and/or substance use disorders that are arrested and sent to jail for minor offenses. We were so appreciative of this recognition of our efforts that help make a difference in the community, said Maj. Thomas Louden of the Salvation Army. The cash award was put back into the program to help participants with incidental expenses for job readiness such as needed medications, apparel for job interviews and other various items that will help them get back on their feet and become independent. To be eligible for this years award, a collaboration has to: Be based in the five county Southwest Florida area (Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades) Involve two or more entities (i.e., nonprofit organizations, businesses and/ or government agencies) Include a lead organization that is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Have a structure that is evidenced by a formal written agreement (i.e., memorandum of understanding, contract or merger agreement) Be able to demonstrate the impact of the collaboration through measurable outcomes Have been in operation for a minimum of 18 months, with a formal written agreement in place no later than March 1, 2013. For more information on the UNITE Award, call 939-5775 or visit www. mbcopa.com, www.floridacommunity. com or www.unitedwaylee.org. To apply, visit the Southwest Florida Community Foundation online e-apply portal on their website available August 1. Deadline for submission is September 30. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com

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15 THE RIVER JULY 18, 2014 Alliance Member Exhibition Opens August 8Each year, the Alliance for the Arts invites its more than 1000 members to contribute artwork following a different theme for its Members Exhibit. Beginning on Friday, August 8 the Main Gallery will be filled with work following the theme Diametrically Opposed. This annual exhibition gives Alliance members the opportunity to display their artwork in the Main Gallery. Nonmembers are encouraged to join in order to take advantage of this benefit. The opening reception is August 8 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibit runs through August 29. Art by Kids with Cancer will be featured in the Member Gallery. Artwork by Fort Myers painter and sculptor Joel Loeper will be on display in the theatre lobby. The Young Artists Awards Art by Kids with Cancer project donates and delivers art supplies for use by pediatric oncology patients throughout the year, working in conjunction with the Child Life Specialists at the Pediatric Oncology/Hematology program at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, while also showcasing the artwork of children with cancer. The organization provides monetary assistance to local families in crisis facing the financial challenges of childhood cancer, assisting those families with expenses such as groceries, transportation and prescription costs. The programs collaboration with trained specialists at the hospital utilizes art in a therapeutic setting to assist children with cancer. The art supplies purchased and donated are delivered for specialized instruction and are available for both art projects and the childrens personal use. Young Artists Awards multiple Art by Kids with Cancer exhibits throughout Southwest Florida raise awareness in the general community as to the importance of the arts in healing and the multiple challenges faced by local families of children diagnosed with cancer. The project is supported in part by Target and Framing Wholesalers. The Young Artists Awards, a not for profit organization serving area children, mats and frames and then showcases, sells, and auctions selected pieces of the childrens artwork at numerous venues throughout the area. Trained volunteers will be available to talk about the artwork and program during the opening. More information can be found online at www. youngartistsawards.org. Artwork in all mediums following the theme Diametrically Opposed will be accepted and should be delivered to the Alliance wired, framed and ready to hang on Monday, August 4 during normal business hours. 3D artwork is welcome and pedestals will be provided if necessary. Entries that have previously been shown at the Alliance will not be accepted. You may become an Alliance member in order to participate. Individual Alliance memberships are $50 annually and offer valuable benefits including exhibition opportunities, discounted entry fees and 20 percent off classes and workshops. The exhibit prospectus is available at the Alliance for the Arts, online at www. ArtInLee.org or can be requested by mail by calling 939-2787. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Sample artwork from Art by Kids with Cancer program Joel Loepers Sea Turtle, oil on canvas Extravaganza At Alliance For The ArtsThe Alliance for the Arts will present its fall fundraising extravaganza, aMUSEd, on Saturday, September 27. Join us as we pay patronage to our muses and honor the process of creation let your muse guide you from inspiration to invention to obsession! The evening will be filled with music, interactive art, amusing diversions, wandering muses and other amusing surprises. Fine tapas will be provided by Southwest Floridas best chefs. Explore, nurture and liberate your inner muse during this unique art party and celebration. The amusement begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $100 and are available at www.ArtInLee.org or at the Alliance. Event proceeds benefit educational and outreach programs. The evening is proudly sponsored by Lee County Electric Cooperative, the Betty Bireley Foundation and Investors Security Trust, with media support from Florida Weekly, TOTI Media, Inc., Happenings Magazine and WGCU Public Media. The aMUSEd culinary sponsors include Caff Toscano, Crave Culinaire, Glorias La Trattoria Cafe Napoli, Marker 92, Norman Love Confections, the Prawnbroker Restaurant Group, Websters Sauce Company, and the Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village. Additional support provided by FineMark National Bank & Trust, Gora McGahey Architects and Richard Prescott. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, call 939-2787 or visit www.ArtInLee.org/amused. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com

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THE RIVER JULY 18, 201416 HACFM Celebrates Annual Juneteenth Fathers DayIn partnership with the Lee County Housing Authority, Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County, Lee County Black History Society, Inc. and the City of Fort Myers STARS Complex, the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers hosted its 4th annual Fathers Day Celebration, an initiative created to strengthen families and communities by supporting dads, on June 14 at Clemente Park in Fort Myers. More than 200 people joined in on this years celebration, which offered a variety of fun and entertainment for the entire family including youth and adult basketball competitions, flag football, music, stage performances, food and drinks, various kids activities and more. Event attendees also had an opportunity to receive free information from community businesses in the areas of education, health, employment, housing and many other services. We are so thankful for the local businesses that joined us in supporting this positive initiative this year, said Twaski Jackson, director of client services for the HACFM. Every night, one out of three children go to bed in a home without a father, but with the Fathers Day Celebration, were able to bring fathers and their children together and encourage a strong bond between them as well as connect dads to the resources needed to succeed, including job training, health screenings, education, outreach and many other opportunities. As part of President Obamas Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative, the HACFMs annual Fathers Day event is a nationwide day of events encouraged by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative partners with the Administration for Children and Families, White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse, fathers, mothers, family-serving organizations and other leaders from across the country who wish to be positive role models and mentors for the children in their lives and communities. The HACFM combined its Fathers Day festivities with the Lee County Black History Societys Juneteenth celebrations. Currently, the HACFM serves more than 3,500 low-income families throughout the greater Fort Myers community. The HACFM provides high quality, stable and sustainable housing and related services to people in need. In addition, the staff works diligently in providing programs such as Resident Services/Family Self-Sufficiency and HOPE VI Community Supportive Services. The goal is to help families become self-sufficient, therefore strengthening the communities that use public and private resources efficiently and effectively. The HACFM serves as a catalyst for increasing access to safe, affordable housing, and helping develop, preserve and revitalize communities through affordable rental housing. The agency is dedicated to empowering families with the means to become as self-sufficient as possible, Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County staff and volunteers Kendrick Barnes with his daughter Korrin Shannon Lane with BGCLC member John Jones Cedrick Brown with his daughters David Fairman, Charles Barnes and Twaski Jackson Deborah Johnson, Renee Roberts and Beverly Hill Officer Bryan Fuller with an event attendee Dunbar Neighborhood Watch coordinator Taunya Cola with youth basketball players Jeremy Benjamin, Reggie Jennings and Darius Gibbons HACFM employees Yeney Ruiz and Lori Rosado

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17 THE RIVER JULY 18, 2014encouraging and facilitating movement toward financial independence beyond the need for HACFM services, while recognizing the needs and limitations of the mentally and physically disabled, aged and infirmed. For more information, call Twaski Jackson at 344-3251 or visit www.hacfm.org. Quality Life Center display at the 2014 Fathers Day Celebration Twaski Jackson with Allstate volunteers Cathy Sink and her son Brandon Collier AMIkids Appoints Board Members AMIkids Southwest Florida has added Rita Keltner and Ryan W. Doyle to its board of directors. Each board member will serve a twoyear renewable term on the 16-member board. Doyle is a Southwest Florida native whose family has lived in Fort Myers for three generations. He graduated from Cypress Lake High School and attended Florida Gulf Coast University. After receiving his Bachelor of Science, he went on to obtain his Juris Doctorate from St. Thomas School of Law. Doyle is an attorney with The Wilbur Smith Law Firm, having joined the law firm in 2011. Keltner is a community volunteer who has lived and worked in Fort Myers for the past 25 years. She is a member of the American Heart Associations Go Red movement, having been a past chair of the Circe of Red and co-chair of the Go Red luncheon. She is also a member of the Impact Initiative group. A strong supporter of the American Red Cross, she has served as co-chair of the signature event, StarStruck, for the past four years. Keltner is a past board member of the Gulf Harbour Memorial Foundation and Beach United Methodist Church. Rita Keltner Cape Rotary Club Installs New LeadershipThe Rotary Club of Cape Coral installed their president and officers for 2014-15 at a ceremony held recently in the grand foyer of Aubuchon Homes. Alison Hussey, partner at Pavese Law Firm, was installed as president of the club. Hussey, an alumni of the Rotary Foundations Ambassadorial Scholarship Program, has been a member of Rotary Club of Cape Coral since 2006. She also served for the past three years as Rotary International District 6960s scholar chair, a position she continues to hold for 2014-15. Immediate Past President Nancy Kratt thanked members for a great year which culminated with the 50th anniversary celebration of the clubs charter in May, before turning over the ceremony to Paul Sanborn. Charter member of Rotary Club of Cape Coral and past district governor to District 6960, Sanborn served as the installing officer for Hussey and the rest of the officers. Club Past President Elmer Tabor assisting Sanborn issued a challenge to the incoming board, Be like Paul! The new Rotary Club of Cape Coral board of directors welcomed its executive board: Jim Perry, president elect; Steve Walker, treasurer; Judy Seravello, secretary; and Nancy Kratt, vice president. Incoming directors Jeanne Craft, Erik Elsea and Nick Muhlenbruch join remaining directors David Vansant, John Jacobsen, Mike Q Quaintance, Keith Cramer, John Elya and Pam Leonard. Rotary Internationals theme for the 2014-15 year is Light Up Rotary, to encourage members to focus on promoting the organizations service above self to the world. Also installed by Sanborn was Cape Coral Rotary Foundations incoming board of directors Ray Ballard, Jeanne Craft, Jim Perry, John Jacobsen, Bob Schlager and Joe Zagame serving on the 501(c)(3) foundation. For more information, visit www. capecoralrotary.com or www.facebook. com/capecoralrotary. Alison Hussey ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716 Email your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com

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THE RIVER JULY 18, 201418 Romantic Juggling At Off Broadway Palmby Di SaggauIn Boeing, Boeing, now playing at Off Broadway Palm, a bachelor in Paris feels he has an enviable life with his three fiancees. Each works for a different airline with different schedules, and with the help of his careful timetable, he makes sure their paths never cross in his flat near Orly Airport. All goes well until it doesnt. Due to increased aircraft speed and flight cancellations, his best-laid plans are all soon ruined. The air hostesses start arriving early and plan on staying longer and before you know it, Bernard (John Keckeisen) finds himself in the worst dilemma of his life. All three ladies are eventually in his apartment at the same time. Thats when the fun begins and the many doors in the set get a lot of use. Gloria (Alison Rose Munn) is an American working for TWA. She has strange food tastes, including pancakes with ketchup. Gabriella (Amy Marie McCleary) is a hot blooded Italian who works for AllItallia. Gretchen (Katie Pankow) is with Lufthansa and is a German She-Wolf. All do great credit to their roles and have fun with their nationalities. Kelly Legarreta plays Berthe, the house maid with a permanent pout of perturbed domesticity, whacking the swinging door to the kitchen and delivering lines that arent jokes, but leave the audience cracking up. Sean Riley plays Robert, Bernards nerdy best friend and he does it will skillful ease. My favorite scenes were when Riley and Legarreta team up on stage together. Their reactions to being caught in a whirlwind of ever-changing romantic encounters is hilarious. Its great fun to sit back and watch all these actors throw themselves into their parts as if their lives depended on it. The nifty mod airline costumes from the s in their bright colors also work nicely. Boeing, Boeing, directed by Paul Bernier, is sheer energy and silliness that leaves you laughing. It plays through August 9 at The Off Broadway Palm Theatre, 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Tickets are available at www.Broadwaypalm.com, by calling 278-4422 or by stopping at the box office. Amy Marie McCleary, John Keckeisen, Katie Pankow and Sean Riley ArtFest Fort Myers Applications Now Being AcceptedArtFest Fort Myers 15th annual downtown Fort Myers juried fine art festival showcases the work of 215 artists and also includes great food, continuous entertainment, free interactive childrens art experiences and Art Under 20, the largest high school art competition in Southwest Florida. Festival dates are February 7 and 8, 2015. Opening night will be February 6 from 6 to 10 p.m. ArtFest Fort Myers is now accepting applications from professional artists for participation in their juried show. The application deadline is September 15. Featuring the work of 215 artists and celebrating their 15th anniversary, ArtFest Fort Myers will bring 85,000 art lovers and collectors to the largest outdoor gallery in Southwest Florida. All artwork exhibited must be created solely by the displaying artists. Artist entries are accepted in 16 categories: Ceramics, Digital, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media 2-D, Mixed Media 3-D, Painting-Watercolor, PaintingOil/Acrylic, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Wearable and Wood. Artists are selected to participate by an independent jury panel of art professionals, who score submitted images oncontinued on page 23 Calendar Girls 2015 Calendar To Go On SaleOn Friday, August 1, The Calendar Girls 2015 calendar will officially go on sale. The ladies wish to thank 40 local businesses who made the calendar possible. Proceeds from the calendar, priced at $5 each, will help provide Paws For Patriots guide dogs for our military veterans. For additional information, visit www. calendargirlsflorida.com. Calendar Girls Looking For New MembersThe Calendar Girls celebrate nine years of volunteer service to Southwest Florida. The team includes 25 dancers over age 50, with a combined 1,500 years of dance experience. They are always looking for new talent and welcome diversity. Visit www. calendargirlsflorida.com or call 8506010 for more information. photo by Bill Floyd

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19 THE RIVER JULY 18, 2014 From page 2Band GigA native of Pennsylvania, Knight might be described as a young man destined for a life of accomplishment. He received a law degree in 1884, the same year he came to Fort Myers. Despite his youth, he made his mark. He was among the men who in 1884 persuaded Stafford C. Cleveland, who was on his way to Fort Ogden, to change his plans, stay in Fort Myers, and establish the Fort Myers Press. He also met Thomas A. Edison at the dock on his first visit and helped convince the famed inventor that the new town was a desirable place for his research. Knight also attended the meeting in August 1885 at which the decision to incorporate the town was made. There was only one catch: he could not actually vote, since he was not quite 21 years old. However, he was elected mayor in 1886 after he came of age. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1886 and participated in creating Lee County in 1887. The first county commission voted unanimously to hire him as county attorney at a grand salary of $200 per year. Yet, he decided to leave Fort Myers and relocate to Tampa in October 1889. Historian Karl H. Grismer speculates that Knight moved because the commission reversed the decision to hire him by a vote of three to two -perhaps due the publics outcry over excessive spending. But other practical reasons suggest why the up-and-coming man moved on and Fort Myers lost its only attorney. In 1886, he had married Lillie Frierson of Atlanta, who was visiting her uncle, Aaron T. Frierson, in Fort Myers. And in 1889, he was offered a law partnership by Judge Joseph B. Wall of Tampa. (Coincidentally, Wall was the father of Mrs. Marion [Susan C.] Hendry of Fort Myers.) Knights career continued on an upward spiral. He was elected to a term in the Florida state legislature in 1889, served as Solicitor of Hillsborough County from 1893 to 1899, and as a state attorney from 1899 to1902. Theres no end to the projects, organization, and businesses that he was instrumental in establishing or furthering in the Tampa Bay area. An airport bears his name. U.S. President Harding even offered him a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, which he did not accept. But Knights legacy in Fort Myers continues, too, although his name is all but forgotten. The band he started has varied in size and name over time. It has been known as the brass, concert, or military band, and its music has enlivened countless public events. Today, it is named the Lee County Community Band. Only three years before his death in 1946, Knight wrote a letter in which he sadly declined an invitation to speak at the Fort Myers Kiwanis Clubs Pioneer Day, due to poor health. He reminisced about starting the brass band only a few months after arriving in town: What a happy time I had with it while I lived in Fort Myers! So far as I know, I am the only surviving member of the band. Walk down to Second and Lee and imagine listening to a band started by the dynamic Peter Knight. Then continue your adventure in history with a trip to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street, where youll learn more about the pioneers who enriched the cultural life of Fort Myers. Call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org for more information. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. If you love local history, be sure to visit the Southwest Florida Historical Societys research center at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. 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, ufl.edu, and the Archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society. LeeTran Sets Public MeetingsLeeTran seeks input from the public on a proposal to increase its base adult fare from $1.25 to $1.50, as well as its pass prices. Five meetings will be held at which the public can learn more about the proposal and question LeeTran staff, as well as provide feedback. The meetings will be held: Thursday, July 17 at 5:30 p.m. Suncoast Estates Community Center 2241 Case Lane, North Fort Myers Tuesday, July 22 at 5:30 p.m. East District Sheriffs Office 1301 Homestead Road, Lehigh Acres Wednesday, July 23 at 5:30 p.m. Bonita Springs City Hall 9101 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs Tuesday, July 29 at 5:30 p.m. Lee County Administration Building 2115 Second Street, Fort Myers Wednesday, July 30 at 5:30 p.m. Cape Coral-Lee County Library 921 SW 39th Terrace, Cape Coral Those who are unable to attend a meeting may submit their comments by e-mail to rideleetran@leegov.com or by visiting www.LeeCountyTownHall.com. A public hearing and vote on this proposal will be held by the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, August 19 at 5:05 p.m. in Commission Chambers at the old Lee County Courthouse, 2120 Main Street in Fort Myers. Short Plays On Gay Marriage At Lab TheaterThe Laboratory Theater will be producing the acclaimed collection of short plays, Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays. This night of one-acts features a unique blend of comedy, drama and wry monologue by playwrights Moishe Kaufmann, Paul Rudnick, Wendy MacLeod and others. This mostly funny collection is a sincere look at the recent changes in gay marriage laws. The show does a wonderful job of honing in on a very hot topic and examining the perspectives of a wide variety of Americans. Its a feel-good play, sometimes silly, sometimes sad, sometimes outrageously funny. Audiences will go home happy, said Artistic Director Annette Trossbach. The play is directed by Brenda Kensler, who directed last years hit show, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. The show is sponsored by Dr. Joseph Grubbs. Performances will be on July 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 at the theater, 1634 Woodford Avenue in the Fort Myers River District. All performances of summer shows will be on Friday and Saturday nights only, and at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com, on the theaters website, www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com or by calling 218-0481. Performances will feature a talk back opportunity with sponsors and performers. There will also be an opening night reception, starting at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $12 for students and $22 for adults at the door. Scenes from Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays Gulf Coast Writers MeetingGulf Coast Writers Association will meet Saturday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Road in Fort Myers. The speaker will be Jeremy Pilarski from Edison State College. The topic will be Effective Pitch Writing. Do you dream of becoming published, but do not know how to go about it? Have you ever wondered what it takes to get your manuscript read? Join professor Jeremy Pilarski as he tries to answer these questions about getting published. This seminar reveals effective pitch writing that may help you in your publishing pursuits. Moreover, you will avoid the mistakes writers make in their publishing efforts. Members and first time visitors are free; guests are $5. Visit www.gulfwriters. org or call 247-4515 for more information. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com

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THE RIVER JULY 18, 201420 South Seas Island Resort Womens Pro Classic Returning In NovemberReturning to beautiful Captiva this fall will be the South Seas Island Resort Womens Pro Classic, a $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit event getting under way from November 2 to 9. After a successful inaugural event in 2013 showcasing the games emerging and future tennis stars on the WTA Tour, world class tennis will be in full-swing again at the award-winning resort as the last stop on the 2014 USTA Pro Circuit womens calendar and the finale of the 2015 Australian Open Wild Card Challenge. A new series being put on this year by the USTA Pro Circuit, the Australian Open Wildcard Challenge is designed to award the best performing player during the last three $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit events in 2014 with a spot in the singles main draw of the 2015 Australian Open. We are honored to be hosting the 2014 Womens Pro Classic again this year, said Nick Blackwood, tournament director of the Womens Pro Classic. We are excited that it will be home to the finale of the 2015 Australia Open Wild Card Challenge and bring out some of the best emerging WTA Tennis stars and high-level professional tennis. With the Womens Pro Classic Singles Qualifying Draw starting on Saturday, November 1, the Singles Main Draw will begin on Tuesday, November 4 following the Doubles Main Draw getting under way on Monday, November 3. The Main Draw Doubles Final will be held on Saturday, November 8, and the Singles Final will take place on Sunday, November 9. Prior to this, the Womens Pro Classic will hold a Wild Card event in October at South Seas Island Resort, open to the first 32 players to sign-up. The Wild Card tournament will award the winner with a spot in the Womens Pro Classic Singles Main Draw and the finalist will receive an entry into the Singles Qualifying Draw along with the third place finisher. This years Title Sponsor for the Womens Pro Classic is the South Seas Island Resort with Doc Fords Rum Bar and Grille as the Presenting Sponsor with additional sponsorship opportunities still available. Along with enhancing the goodwill of the local community, event sponsors will also receive global recognition through the events live web streaming and media coverage worldwide. South Seas Island Resort is proud to once again accept the role of Title Sponsor continued on page 22 Ball kids and finalists from last years Womens Pro Classic at South Seas Island Resort Mandy Minella makes a backhand shot Allie Kiick prepares to return a shot LeBron Going Home Not For The Money, But To Make A Difference On And Off The Basketball Courtby Ed FrankWith three simple words, Im coming home, LeBron James devastated the basketball world of South Florida and set off a frenzy of excitement in Northeast Ohio. The four-time NBA most valuable player, who brought two NBA championships to the Miami Heat, is going home to a special place in my heart where he hopes to bring championships to a city plagued with a sports draught second to none. We constantly read and hear about the downtrodden Chicago Cubs who havent won a World Series in 106 years and havent even been in a World Series in 69 years. But Chicagos other teams the Bears, Bulls, White Sox and Blackhawks have won championships. Cleveland, however, has never laid claim to an NBA title. In fact, the citys last NFL championship was 50 years ago in pre-Super Bowl days. And its last World Series victory was 66 years ago, in 1948. LeBron wants to change that losing stigma, and well he might. He answered his critics in South Florida with two NBA titles in his four-year stint. Of course, he had All-Stars Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade as his supporting cast. His Cleveland roster will not be that strong next season, but it is a stronger team than when he departed in 2010. He will be reunited with his favorite teammate, Anderson Varejao. Kyrie Irving is an outstanding point guard and Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters are promising players, too. LeBron is not promising a championship immediately. I know how hard that is to deliver. Were not ready right now it will be a long process, much longer than it was in 2010. I know I am going into a situation with a young team and a new coach. But I get a thrill out of bringing a group together and helping them reach a place they didnt know they could go, he said in his announcement. There is no question that the greatest basketball player on the planet wants to bring winning basketball to the Cleveland Cavaliers. But perhaps even more importantly, he left South Beach because he considers Cleveland and nearby Akron his true home.continued on page 22 Founders Cup Golf TournamentFlorida Gulf Coast Universitys annual Founders Cup golf tournament will tee off on Friday, October 10 at Pelicans Nest Golf Club in Bonita Springs. The fundraiser for the FGCU Foundation netted more than $80,000 last year for scholarships and for programs that ensure student success, teaching excellence and community enrichment. Celebrating its 23rd year, the tournament has raised more than $1.2 million since its inception. The Founders Cup celebrates the history of FGCU and provides a significant financial boost to the universitys mission in support of students, faculty and staff, said Christopher Simoneau, foundation executive director and FGCU vice president for advancement. We truly appreciate the commitment of the many sponsors and community supporters who believe in higher education and make this a successful event year after year. Major sponsors of this years tournament include Service Painting of Florida, Arthrex and Estero Bay Chevrolet. Sponsorship opportunities at several levels are still available, and donations are being accepted for the silent auction. The Founders Cup begins with a buffet luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Pelicans Nest clubhouse. Golfers begincontinued on page 22 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

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21 THE RIVER JULY 18, 2014 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My senior high school daughter was diagnosed with ADHD but has been able to do well and wants to go to college. I have several questions about this process and applying for college. What should we be looking for in a college? What questions should we be asking? And what should be revealed on the application? Katie M., Cape Coral Katie, These are important questions. It is good that you and your daughter are thinking about them now. It will also be important to think about her strengths and weaknesses when choosing and applying to colleges. Its very important to choose a learning environment that will work to her strengths. Questions she should consider asking include: Do I want the excitement of the city or the peacefulness of a rural environment? Do I work best by myself or do I need peers for study support? Do I learn more in small discussion classes or lecture courses? Then as she learns more about the schools, she can find out about typical class size, opportunities for small study groups and other learning settings that she may need. If your daughter makes any college visits, there are several things she can do to should make sure she is getting a good sense of the school. It would be good for her to observe some classes she is interested in, and some professors she would be working with. Are there people on campus she can see herself being friends with? She should aim for a college that feels comfortable to her a place where her needs can be met and where she will learn to take care of herself as well. Your daughters diagnosis shouldnt reduce her chances of getting into college. Her application should speak for her and highlight her skills and experiences. Theres no reason she needs to talk about her ADHD in applying unless its part of an essay she wants to write. Once your daughter is admitted and has chosen a college, you need to ask about accommodations. Every institute of higher learning is required to offer accommodations to their students. Meet with the Disability Concerns Office at the college. Make sure you have updated evaluation documents for your daughters specific accommodations to help with this process. As a senior in high school, your daughter should practice her advocacy skills so that she is ready to talk to professors and administrators about what she needs. Support is very important when going off to college as an independent learner. Knowing what she needs to succeed and being able to obtain it through her own advocacy is a life long skill that will help her not only in college but in the workplace as well. Its hard work to put all of this in place and she may need some help from you and her high school counselor to get all of this organized and submitted in a timely way. Her initial college experience will be much smoother and much more successful if her supports are organized before she gets there and she will be able to concentrate on her classes far more effectively. Shelley Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. Shelley 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. Niebuhr Named To Deans ListDanielle Niebuhr, a resident of Fort Myers, has been named to the deans list for the spring 2014 semester at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. Niebuhr is a junior at the school. Gold GraduatesBrett Gold, a resident of Miromar Lakes and a student at Fairleigh Dickinson Universitys Florham Campus in Madison, New Jersey, graduated with a BS degree in finance in May 2014. Goodman Named To Deans ListAllison Goodman, a resident of Fort Myers, has been named to the spring 2014 deans list at University of the Sciences. Goodman is a doctor of pharmacy student. Norris Makes Deans ListJessica Norris, a Fort Myers resident and a student at the prestigious Pratt Institute, was among more than 1,000 students who made the deans list in the spring 2014 semester. Scholarships Awardedby Di SaggauContinental Womens Club of Fort Myers recently awarded $1,500 scholarships to two exceptional young high school graduates to help with their college expenses. A special scholarship committee contacted career specialists at the 13 public high schools in our area asking them to recommend a graduating senior girl who demonstrates qualities of integrity, scholarship, community service and worthy goals. This years recipients are Ivana Lezcano, a graduate of South Fort Myers High School, and Ann Luccin, a graduate of Cape Coral High School. Both will be attending Florida Gulf Coast University. Continental Womens Club began giving scholarships in 1997 and to date has contributed a total of $31,100 to help 37 young ladies with their college expenses. Ivana Lezcano Ann Luccin Lee Libraries With Movies, AudiobooksAre you looking for fun and free entertainment this summer? The Lee County Library System offers a wide range of entertainment and educational media at no cost with a library card. Youll find new movie releases for adults and children, comedies, foreign films, musicals, documentaries and TV series from publishers such as National Geographic, Universal Studios, Walt Disney, 20th Century Fox and more. For streaming movies and music, check out Hoopla, a service that provides thousands of movies, television shows and music for viewing and listening with a computer, phone or tablet. With Hoopla, there are never any waiting lists. Start streaming immediately, or download a title to your phone or tablet for offline viewing later. There is a limit of 12 Hoopla items (combined music and movies) per month. The lending period for Hoopla streaming movies or TV is three days; the Hoopla music title lending period is seven days. The items will automatically return at the end of the lending period, so there are never any late fees. Go to http://leelibrary.net/esources and click on Hoopla to view and select movies and music. The library system also has movies on DVD and Blu-ray and audiobooks for downloading and on CD. Available titles include new releases and a wide variety of genres. DVDs, Blu-rays and audiobooks on CD may be reserved online through the catalog and sent to the nearest library for pickup. All items may be renewed unless the item is reserved for another library patron. To download an audiobook, go http://leelibrary.net/esources and click on OverDrive. Listening to audiobooks engages my mind, said Sheldon Kaye, library director. I am an avid audiobook consumer; I spend a great deal of my time listening to audiobooks while I drive, exercise and take care of things at home. The Lee County Library System serves Lee County with books, downloadable e-books, digital content, Books-by-Mail, a bookmobile, e-sources, music and films, programs and meeting space. Visit leelibrary.net to apply for a card online, or stop by any branch. Telephone Reference is available at 479-INFO (4636). Local Residents Graduate The following received a degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, at its 169th commencement ceremony: Katie Clifford, a resident of Fort Myers, received a master of public health from the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University on May 12.William Heise IV, a resident of Fort Myers, received a bachelor of business administration from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University on May 12.

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THE RIVER JULY 18, 201422 From page 20South Seas Womens Pro Classicfor the 2014 Womens Pro Classic, added Shawn Farrell, South Seas Island Resort general manager. Hosting and sponsoring this event is a natural fit with our overall mission to provide multi-generational fun activities for families. The USTA Womens Pro Circuit consists of over 90 tournaments throughout the country with prize money ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. The USTA Pro Circuit is the pathway to the US Open and tour-level competition for aspiring tennis players and a frequent battleground for established professionals. More than 2,000 men and women from over 70 countries compete annually on the USTA Pro Circuit for almost $3 million in prize money and valuable ATP and WTA Tour ranking points. The USTA Pro Circuit is known to showcase world class tennis administered at the local level and played on local tennis courts. As part of the fabric of tennis communities nationwide, the USTA Pro Circuit provides an opportunity for current and new tennis fans to experience the excitement and intensity of the professional game up close and personal. The South Seas Island Resorts tennis facility includes 11 recently resurfaced hard courts (four lighted courts for nighttime play) and is home to the Pavel & Blackwood Tennis Academy that provides premier training opportunities for both junior and professional players as well as programming for adults of all levels. The finest tennis facility on Sanibel and Captiva, South Seas Island Resort has been recognized by Trip Advisor as one of the industrys most outstanding resorts. For more information on the South Seas Island Resort Womens Pro Classic, or additional details on sponsorship opportunities, visit www.facebook.com/www.ssirproclassic or call 472-5111 ext. 4151. From page 20LeBron Going HomeIn his beautifully-written statement announcing his decision to return to Cleveland, he said, I feel my calling here goes above basketball. I have a responsibility to lead, in more ways than one I want kids in Northeast Ohio, like the hundreds of Akron thirdgraders I sponsor through my foundation, to realize that theres no better place to grow up. Maybe some of them will come home after college and start a family or open a business. Our community, which has struggled so much, needs all the talent it can get. In professional sports, its a rarity when money isnt the reason for a player jumping from one team to another. Miami wanted LeBron to remain with the Heat. And they were ready to pay. But he wanted to return home to make a difference not only on the basketball court but on the streets of Cleveland and Akron as well. And we applaud him for that although tears will continue to flow in South Beach for the near future. Miracles Berrios Named Florida State Leagues Player Of The Month Miracle right-hander Jose Berrios was named the Florida State Leagues June Player of the Month after posting a 4-1 record for the month with a sparkling 1.54 ERA. The 20-year-old was a first-round draft selection of the Minnesota Twins in 2012. The Miracle began the week with a second-half season record of 15-8, just 2-1/2 games out of first place in the FSL South Division. The team returns home to Hammond Stadium on Sunday for a four-game series with Brevard County, which tops the FSL North Division through Monday of this week. Financial FocusWhat Can Investors Learn From The All Stars?by Jennifer BaseyBaseballs best players gathered in Minneapolis this week to participate in the All Star Game. If youre a fan or even a weekend athlete, you can admire these players for their abilities, even if you like the vast majority of humanity cant hope to duplicate them. But if youre an investor, you may be able to learn some practical lessons from the All Stars. So lets look at a few common All Star traits to see how they might apply to investors: Consistency All Stars typically dont just have a few good weeks or months they tend to be consistently excellent, year after year. As an investor, you, too, need to strive for consistency. Instead of periodically chasing after hot stocks, try to follow a long-term strategy by staying invested in the financial markets, through both up and down periods, and by rebalancing your holdings, as needed, to reflect changes in your life. Ability to avoid errors Everyone makes mistakes, but All Stars seem to make fewer of them. Whether its fielding balls cleanly, successfully executing a sacrifice bunt or not walking a player with the bases loaded, All Stars seem to avoid errors while making the right moves at the right time. When you invest, you need to avoid common errors, such as investing either too conservatively or too aggressively. Instead of going to either of these extremes, build a portfolio appropriate for your risk tolerance but still capable of helping you reach your goals. Preparedness All Stars keep themselves in great shape and often develop additional skills as the years go by, such as developing a new pitch or learning to hit the ball to different parts of the field. By preparing themselves in this way, they can take advantage of opportunities as they arise. As you invest, you will also need to be prepared to take advantage of new opportunities. One such way to prepare is to have enough liquidity in your portfolio to make appropriate investment moves. In addition to preparing for opportunities, youll need to prepare for challenges that could jeopardize your investment strategy. So, for example, you may want to build an emergency fund containing six to 12 months worth of living expenses. With such a fund in place, you may not have to dip into your long-term investments to pay for short-term needs, such as a major car repair, a new furnace or a big bill from the dentist. Awareness of limits Not even the best All Stars can do everything well. A good singles hitter, for instance, wont waste a lot of effort in trying to hit home runs, while a powerful, but slow, slugger might not attempt to steal a base. Investors have limits, too, based on their sophistication and their financial resources. To illustrate: Some wealthy and highly experienced investors may embark on complex or risky strategies or purchase hard-to-understand investments. But these risky techniques and complex investments are not for everyone and smart, everyday investors know this and stick with proven strategies and comprehensible investments. You may never step foot on a baseball diamond. But as an investor, you can still pick up some gems of wisdom from the All Stars. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. AppleJuiceTips And Tricks For IPad/IPhoneby Barbara Koeplinger, First Vice President, SWACKSWant to take a quick picture with your iPhone? No worry, dont put your password in, just swipe on the little camera on the bottom right of your screen and you are ready quickly. Want to reject a call with Earpods/ Ear buds with Remote and Mic still in? Double click the inline remote control and the call will be rejected. To activate Siri while wearing your Earpods/Ear buds, press and hold the center button for a second or two. Want to take a self-picture? Plug your Apple Earpods/Ear buds into your iPad or iPhone, and use the inline remote control to click your picture and you dont show your arms. Screenshot Press the Home Key and the button on the right top of the iPad or iPhone, the screen will flash. Look in your Photos for the screenshots. Want to TYPE WITH THE CAPS LOCK ON? Just double-tap the on-screen shift key. Tap again to return to lowercase. Reading with low light? Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Invert Colors and slide the button to green (on). The background becomes black (in Settings) and reverses the colors of images or wallpaper that you use for your Lock or Home screen, the font color is white. Using your IPhone App, there are a couple of ways to Block Callers. Open the Phone App and tap on the caller in your Recent or Missed List. Tap the i in the circle on the right and scroll down to Block this Caller, tap and then tap Block Contact. From your Phone App you can also tap on your Contacts, choose the contact to block, scroll to the bottom and tap Block this Caller, Block Contact. If you change your mind at a later time, you can Unblock the caller from the same location in the Phone App. Blocking these contacts also blocks them from trying to reach you using FaceTime. If you are typing and you want to delete and start over, dont use backspace. Shake your IPad/iPhone and click on undo and it will all disappear. Whoops, changed your mind? Shake again and click on redo. 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. Editors Note: Last weeks AppleJuice article was written by Barbara Koeplinger, first vice president, SWACKS. It was erroneously attributed to Carol Rooksby. South West Florida Apple Computer Knowledge Society or SWACKS. For more information visit http://www. swacks.org/. From page 20Founders Cupplay at 1:15 p.m. with a shotgun start on two of the clubs championship courses. Following tournament play, golfers will enjoy a dinner buffet and awards reception.Designed by world-renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio, the Gator and Hurricane courses are certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. The courses offer 36 holes of satisfying challenges for players of all skill levels. Its located at 4450 Pelicans Nest Drive within Pelican Landing in Bonita Springs. For more information on sponsorships, donations or registration for the 2014 FGCU Founders Cup, call Lindsey Touchette at 590-1016.

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23 THE RIVER JULY 18, 2014 deaRPharmacistCancer And Your QR Pathway by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I read one of your previous articles about breast cancer and you talked about a pathway in the body that could be activated, and how certain natural supplements can help. Can you tell us which supplements? HB, Bellevue, Washington Learning about the Quinone reductase pathway can help anyone, not just those worried about cancer. Its your bodys last chance to turn bad estrogens into good ones, thus reducing risk of cancer, especially those of the reproductive tract. Men and women need to pay attention today. I know what you are thinking, What the heck is quinone reductase and how will I get my doctor to agree to this? Well, let me start with the first part of that question. Quinone reductase is abbreviated in the medical community Nqo1. Lets just call it QR for simplicity. QR is just an enzyme that gives your body one last chance to turn bad estrogens into good ones. Basically, by activating QR, you give your body another opportunity to safely process (methylate) the bad estrogens and get rid of them from the body. If you learn this, you will outsmart your own doctor with this whole QR thing. I promise you, it is critical in terms of detoxifying your cells and helping to protect your cells, which lowers cancer risk. Youll be stunned at how easy it is. Here are a handful of the most powerful nutrients that are known to activate QR, and therefore, allow you another opportunity to reduce your risk for cancer. Please ask your doctor if these are right for you. EGCG: Its one of the active ingredients in green tea. You can drink green tea or supplement. Resveratrol: Its a grape extract most famous for its role in heart disease. You want the trans resveratrol, not the cis. Resveratrol also lowers blood sugar which is considered beneficial, but it can catch you off guard and cause hypoglycemia. Gamma Tocotrienol: Its part of vitamin E, when you buy mixed, natural vitamin E, you will be getting some of these healthy tocotrienols, but if you buy basic vitamin E (alpha tocopherol) you will not get this. Quercetin: Found in apples and red onions, this is a citrus bioflavonoid that is a powerful antioxidant and natural antihistamine. You can supplement, too. Glutathione: You can take glutathione on its own but its sort of bulky and doesnt penetrate your cells unless you buy liposomal forms, or a special one called S-acetylglutathione made by Xymogen. Alpha or R Lipoic Acid: This antioxidant penetrates all organs of your body and is commonly used by naturopaths to protect nerves and improve neuropathy. Not only does it activate the QR pathway, but it improves blood sugar levels, too. Sulforaphane: This is the name of sulfur-containing compounds most often found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. The highest content of sulforaphanes is found in broccoli sprouts. Eat them as often as possible, and consider supplementation. 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. From page 18ArtFest Applicationsartistic conception, originality and workmanship. Cash prizes totaling $5,000 will be awarded to participating artists at the fine art festival. For more details on the application process, visit www. ArtFestFortMyers.com. ArtFest Fort Myers works year-round to produce a creative community celebration that also includes: Publix Kids@Art Yard, an interactive arts/crafts area for children, including a children only shopping gallery Art Under 20, an exhibition and competition for Lee County high school students, offering cash awards (sponsored by Florida SouthWestern State College) Chalk Block, a weekend high school sidewalk chalk competition mentored by professional chalk artists (sponsored by Truly Nolen Pest Control) For artist application information, contact ArtFest Fort Myers at 768-3602, email info@ArtFestFortMyers.com or visit www.ArtFestFortMyers.com. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, My elderly aunt and uncle always lived very frugally. They only had very simple pleasures and saved their money responsibly. They said they never wanted to go into any type of retirement complex, but they were forced to go when my uncle broke his two hips. They had to sell their house and leave reluctantly. A year has passed and they are thrilled with their decorator-appointed accommodations, gourmet food, in-house entertainment and living in a luxury apartment that they never knew existed. They have made new friends and have been able to keep in touch with their old friends. Life for them is wonderful; just thought I would pass it along. Kate Dear Kate, We hear so many complaints that it is nice to hear a very good story. So many people after years of working so hard never get the opportunity to enjoy the pleasures that having money can bring. I hope your aunt and uncle are blessed with health so they can continue enjoying their new lifestyle. Lizzie Dear Kate, It is nice to hear that people are happy and enjoying their retirement years. The economy is so unsettled and so many people are truly suffering, the odd pleasant story really gives me encouragement that things will get better if we get another path to recovery. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. March Of Dimes Names Board ChairLast week, Southwest Florida business leader Dean Piccirillo took on the role of board chair for the Southwest Coast Division of the March of Dimes. As principle and senior financial advisor for HBKS Wealth Advisors, Piccirillo is making his commitment to the good health of moms and babies personal and meaningful. As board chair, he will play an integral role in raising awareness and funds to advance the scientific research and educational programs at the core of the March of Dimes efforts to prevent preterm birth and birth defects. My work with the March of Dimes is a real honor. March of Dimes has several events throughout the year that gives everyone in our community the chance to work together for stronger, healthier babies and make a difference in the lives of millions of babies, said Piccirillo. I cant think of a more important cause than healthy babies. As a business leader, I know that preventing preterm birth can help our bottom line by lowering health care costs. Premature birth is the leading cause of newborn death, Piccirillo added. One in nine babies is born premature, and thats just not acceptable. It takes leaders in our community working together to ensure moms have healthy pregnancies. On September 25 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, the March of Dimes will hold the 25th Signature Chefs Auction followed by Bikers For Babies on November 16. I couldnt be happier having Dean Piccirillo serve as chair, said Cari Crady, state director for the Florida March of Dimes chapter. I am sure that Dean will bring the same drive, dedication and passion that made him a well-respected member of the community to his efforts on behalf of March of Dimes. I know his contribution will go a long way to making this years events an unqualified success. The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. Their mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. The March of Dimes carries out this mission through programs of research, community services, education and advocacy that save babies lives. For the latest resources and information, visit www.marchofdimes.com or www.nacersano.org. Dean Piccirillo To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732

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PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. TELEVISION: What was the name of Freds boss on The Flintstones? 2. U.S. STATES: What state lies directly north of Wyoming? 3. LITERATURE: Who was Sherlock Holmes archenemy? 4. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is the traditional birthstone for July? 5. PSYCHOLOGY: What is the fear represented by monophobia? 6. MUSIC: What music video of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers featured the characters of Alice and The Mad Hatter? 7. GEOGRAPHY: What is the longest suspension bridge in the United States? 8. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: Which 20th-century American journalist said, Love doesnt make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile? 9. MOVIES: Who won the best actor Oscar for the 1978 movie Coming Home? 10. SCIENCE: What is the symbol for the element phosphorus? TRIVIA TEST 1. Mr. Slate 2. Montana 3. Professor James Moriarty 4. Ruby 5. Fear of being alone 6. Dont Come Around Here No More 7. Verrazano-Narrows in New York (4,260 feet) 8. Franklin P. Jones 9. Jon Voight 10. P. ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER JULY 18, 2014 My Stars FOR WEEK OF JULY 21, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Is someone at work resisting that Aries charm? Hard to believe. But seriously, Lamb, you might want to back up your ideas with some solid data, and then watch the yeas pile on. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your hard work could pay off in ways you didnt expect, but certainly deserve. Tend to that pesky health problem now so youll be in top shape to tackle the new projects coming up. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Planning a family event can be stressful unless you make it clear from the start that youre in charge. You might accept suggestions, but it will be your decisions that count. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You still have a way to go to bring that professional matter to a satisfactory conclusion. Meanwhile, an important personal situation could require more of your attention by weeks end. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Theres something about you Fine Felines that makes people want to tell you secrets. But once again, be wary of who is doing the telling. You might not want to be that persons confidante. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Creating a fuss about a family matter might get everyones attention. But it might be better to talk one-on-one with family members in order to spare a loved one unnecessary embarrassment. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Youre making progress on that career move, albeit not as quickly as you had hoped. But stay with it. Your personal life takes an unexpected (but very welcome) new turn. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) If you feel youve been unfairly treated in a workplace decision, correct the situation now while theres still time to do so. Arm yourself with facts, and go to it. Good luck. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Devising your own system of doing things might be the best way to handle an increasingly complex situation. But do it tactfully in order to avoid ruffling too many of your colleagues feathers. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A family members health problem might once again require you to shift some of your current priorities around. But this time, make certain other relatives will be there to help. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Catching up on tasks youve left undone will take a while to accomplish. But the sooner you complete them, the sooner youll be able to take on another time-sensitive project. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You might feel swamped by all that youre expected to do. But take a moment to come up for air, then handle things one at a time, and youll soon get through them all. BORN THIS WEEK: Although you love being home with your family, you also enjoy traveling and making new friends. On July 23, 1888, Raymond Chandler, creator of detective Philip Marlowe, is born in Chicago. During the Depression, Chandler turned to writing to support himself. He published his novel The Big Sleep in 1939, followed by Farewell My Lovely and The Long Goodbye. On July 25, 1917, in Paris, exotic dancer Mata Hari is sentenced to death by a French court for spying on Germanys behalf during World War I. Since 1903, Margueretha Gertruida Zelle had performed in Paris as a dancer under the name Mata Hari, claiming she was an Indian priestess. On July 21, 1925, John T. Scopes is convicted of violating Tennessees law against teaching evolution in public schools. The case was only for show, and the jury only conferred for a few moments. The American Civil Liberties Union had advertised for a teacher who would let himself be arrested to challenge the law and open it for public debate. On July 22, 1933, American aviator Wiley Post returns to New York, becoming the first aviator to fly solo around the world. Post flew a Lockheed Vega monoplane, nicknamed the Winnie Mae. On July 26, 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt seizes all Japanese assets in the United States in retaliation for the Japanese occupation of French Indo-China. Britain and the Dutch East Indies followed suit. The result: Japan lost access to three-fourths of its overseas trade and 88 percent of its imported oil. On July 24, 1959, during the grand opening ceremony of the American National Exhibition in Moscow, Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev engage in a heated debate in the middle of a model kitchen set up for the fair. The kitchen debate became one of the most famous episodes of the Cold War. On July 27, 1974, the House Judiciary Committee recommends that Americas 37th president, Richard M. Nixon, be impeached and removed from office. The impeachment proceedings resulted from a series of political scandals known as Watergate. On Aug. 8, Nixon announced his resignation. It was English poet Martin Farquhar Tupper who made the following sage observation: Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech. If youre in the neighborhood of Bessemer, Alabama, you might want to stop in its Hall of History. Though the connection to local history isnt clear, Hitlers typewriter is on display to curious onlookers. You may be among those people who think good deeds and selfless acts are on the decline. If so, consider this story: In 2010, an employee at a recycling company came across 23 U.S. savings bonds while sorting through a bin of discarded papers. Instead of trying to cash the $22,000 worth of bonds himself, Mike Rodgers decided to track down the owner. It turned out that the woman who had bought the bonds, Martha Dobbins, had been dead for almost two decades. Rodgers didnt give up, though; he began a search for Robert Roberts, who was also named on the bonds. Though the name is common and Rodgers hit many dead ends, he eventually located the correct Robert Roberts, the son of Martha Dobbins. Roberts hadnt even been aware of the bonds existence. Rodgers, his good deed finally being done, refused a reward. The next time you look out the window and see banks of freshly fallen snow, remember that only about 8 percent of that fluffy whiteness is actually water; the remaining 92 percent is air. During the course of filming all eight Harry Potter movies, actor Daniel Radcliffe went through 160 pairs of glasses and 70 magic wands. Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: All of them make me laugh. -W.H. Auden THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 2013, Alex Rodriguez became the all-time leader in career grand slams, with 24. Who had he been tied with? 2. The New York Yankees have won the most A.L. Division titles since 1969 (18). What team is second? 3. In 2013, Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor set a franchise record for longest touchdown run (93 yards). Which Raider running back had held the mark? 4. How many times has Jim Boeheim led the Syracuse mens basketball team to the NCAA Final Four? 5. Who holds the record for most career shutouts by a New York Rangers goalie? 6. How many consecutive gold medals did Russian ice skaters win in Olympic pairs figure skating before not medaling in 2010? 7. When was the last time before 2014 that golfer Phil Mickelson missed a cut at the Masters? ANSWERS 1. Lou Gehrig. 2. The Oakland Athletics, with 16. 3. Bo Jackson had a 92-yard TD run in 1989. 4. Four times, winning it all in 2003. 5. Henrik Lundqvist, with 50. 6. Twelve (1964-2006). 7. It was 1997, when Mickelson was 26 years old.

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answer on page 27 PUZZLE ANSWERS SUDOKU SCRAMBLERSPROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 27 THE RIVER JULY 18, 2014 Landing a big sh from the beach can be hard on the sh. Dragging a sh up onto the sand if youre going to release it is not an option as it usually damages or kills the sh. Hold the sh in the water while you unhook it if youre going to release it. The less you can touch a sh before release the better for the sh. If you want a picture with the sh, support it as you lift it out of the water and do it quickly. Before releasing, revive the sh while holding it in the water; moving it slowly back and forth so water goes over its gills. The sh will let you know when its ready to swim off. Florida just recently changed the regulations on shing from shore. Florida residents as well as out of state visitors need a shing license to sh from shore. Shore Fishing:Don't Harm The Fishby Capt. Matt Mitchell To advertise in The River Weekly NewsCall 415-7732 TREE & LAWN C ARE Jesus Hernandez LANDSCAPING & TREE SERVICE 482-7350 We Service All your Landscape Needs FULL Landscaping SERVICES Tree TRIMMING AND REMOVAL Stump Grinding SANIBEL INVASIVE VEGETATION REMOVAL MONTHLY MAINTENANCE SERVICES FREE Landscape Consultation and LANDSCAPE Designs LANDSCAPE REFURBISHING MULCHING RIP RAP GRAVEL DRIVEWAYS CUSTOM PAVERS NOW OFFERING IRRIGATION WET CHECKOver 20 years serving San-Cap & Ft. Myerslicensed insured bondedwww.jesuslawncare.com jesuslawncare@gmail.com FI S HIN G C HARTERLight Tackle Sport Fishing Tarpon Snook Red sh & More p CAPT. MAT CAPT. MAT T T MI MI TCHELL TCHELL USCG USCG Licensed Licensed & Insured & InsuredC: (239) 340-8651www.captmattmitchell.com email: captmattmitchell@aol.comFIND AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PANELS

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REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS THE RIVER JULY 18, 201428 RS 3/21 NC TFN 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957ISABELLA RASI(239) 246-4716EISABELLARASI@AOL.COMC M F Y Pbtn T Looking for a Home in McGregor Woods ? ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTALSPlease call for details472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, BrokerHelping People Become Islanders for Over 40 Years!!www.sanibelannualrentals.com RS 7/4 BM TFNHOMES Canal Front Tranquil, 3/2 den, dock. UF. $3,200/mo. CONDOS Beachside -Beautiful Gulf Views, 2/2 F. $3,500/mo. ANNUAL RENTALNice 3/2 Sanibel cottage on double lot. Private and quiet, last house on a dead end street. Close to Periwinkle and shopping,easy on and off island. $1,800. a month, you pay utilities. Call 773-507-8095.RS 6/20 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALBeautiful 5 BR/3.5 Bath and Den. Across from the Beach and by Sanibel River. Furnished. $3,300./month. 601-551-3587NS 6/20 CC 7/18 ANNUAL RENTAL2/1 duplex back apartment. $1,450/mo. includes all utilities. 2/1 duplex front apartment. $1,300/mo. includes water,sewer. Sorry no pets. Prefer non-smokers. Call 239-267-8594 RS 7/4 CC 7/18 ANNUAL RENTAL2/2 newly furnished condo in prestigious Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club. $1,850 incl. utilities & sportsmembership. 10 min. to Sanibel. Contact 707.237.1174NS 7/4 CC 7/18 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 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDThe Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum needs Education and Great Hall volunteers. No experience necessary, will train. Please contact Melanie at (239) 395-2233 ext 11. NS 7/11 NC TFN HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFEREDSANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 1/4 BM TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 www.doradoproperty.com Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 3/21 CC TFN HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC TFN LPN AVAILABLE LPN available for home health care, able to work 24/7. References available upon request. Many years of experience taking care of elderly in their homes. Call 207-350-9410. RS 6/27 CC 7/18 ROGER NODRUFF ELECTRICLic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. Of ce & Store Maint.RS 6/7 CC TFN SCARNATO LAWN SERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 scarnatolawn@aol.com RS 1/25 BM TFN HOUSEKEEPING & TRANSPORTATIONReliable, punctual & honest w/great references. I offer: housekeeping, laundry, transportation & house watching. Service Ft Myers, Sanibel & Naples. Call Miriam at (239) 368-6458. RS 7/18 CC 7/25 VACATION RENTALLIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RS 1/4 CC TFN Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN SUNDIAL BEACH AND TENNIS RESORT CONDOGround oor, one bedroom,screened lanai just steps to the beach. Freshly painted. Long or short term rental. Please call for details. Claudia 917-208-6018. RS 6/13 CC 7/18 CONDO RENTAL ANNUAL RENTALRE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311 RS 1/4 BM TFN ANNUAL RENTALS ON SANIBEL ISLAND3/2 units in duplex & triplex with pool. Newly remodeled. Pet friendly. $2,100/month 2/2 units in duplex. Newly remodeled. Pet friendly. $1,700/month 2/1 condo. Newly remodeled. Sorry,no pets. $1,600/month Call Bridgit @ 239-728-1920NS 4/11 CCTFN COMMERCIAL RENTALFOR RENTSub lease of ce space; $1,250 per month Approx 900 sf Across from Post Of ce Please call 472-3334 NS 7/18 CC 8/8 JONATHAN HARBOUR -GATEDPRIVATE ISLAND JUST OFF SANIBELLarge Building Lot with Custom Home Design/Plans available. Build Your Dream Home. 22,000 Sq. Ft. Cleared & Ready. Plus 34 Ft. Boat Slip w/10K Lift. 239-233-2930. NS 7/18 CC 7/18 FICTITIOUS NAMEFICTITIOUS NAMENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under The ctitious name of Beach Floor & Decor, located in Lee County, Florida, with an address of 2330 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel, Florida 33957 has registered said name with The Division of Corporations of the Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated the 10th of July 2014. Lawrence D. Ruth, presidentNS 7/18 CC 7/18

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TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29 THE RIVER JULY 18, 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 Read us online at: IslandSunNews.com 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 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for light general maintenance. Call (CHR) Community Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189. NS 11/1 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 1/4 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDThe Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum needs Education and Great Hall volunteers. No experience necessary, will train. Please contact Melanie at (239) 395-2233 ext 11.NS 7/11 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 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800 RS 1/4 NC TFN FOR SALE10 Ft. Dingy w/2 HP MERC. 4 Stroke Motor. $995. FIRM. 239-233-2930. NS 7/18 CC 7/18 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION MOVING SALE7:30 a.m. Fri. 7/18 & Sat. 7/19 5313 Punta Caloosa Court Terry causey tables, covered boxes, art work. misc. house hold items, tools, garage items, lots of unique things!NS 7/11 CC 7/18 ESTATE SALEMoving Estate Sale on Fri. & Sat. July 25 & 26, 1555 Bunting Lane Sanibel, Gumbo Limbo. Antique Furniture, Art, Pottery, & much more. Great buys on quality items. Call 828-246-5042 for details if needed.NS 7/18 CC 7/18 CROW YARD SALECROW will be holding a yard sale on Saturday, July 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will take place under CROWs Visitor Education Center at 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road. Items include artwork, furniture, antiques, books, housewares, gift items, lamps, Christmas decor and more. All proceeds will bene t CROW. For more information contact (239) 472-2644, ext. 221 or jrobinson@crowclinic.org.NS 7/18 NC 7/18 Landing a big sh from the beach can be hard on the sh. Dragging a sh up onto the sand if youre going to release it is not an option as it usually damages or kills the sh. Hold the sh in the water while you unhook it if youre going to release it. The less you can touch a sh before release the better for the sh. If you want a picture with the sh, support it as you lift it out of the water and do it quickly. Before releasing, revive the sh while holding it in the water; moving it slowly back and forth so water goes over its gills. The sh will let you know when its ready to swim off. Florida just recently changed the regulations on shing from shore. Florida residents as well as out of state visitors need a shing license to sh from shore. Shore Fishing:Don't Harm The Fishby Capt. Matt Mitchell

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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 18, 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 . . . . . . . . . . . 288-2535 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 Goofy. Im an 11-month-old neutered male brown hound mix. I make a Goofy first impression, but when youve gotten to know me, you will realize Im far from your average dog. The volunteers here think Im a mindreader. Im constantly trying to outwit them and when I do, we all laugh. Ive got a penetrating gaze that poses the question, Whats Goofy thinking? When Im not thinking, I enjoy lying in the sun, chewing on tennis balls. I love to do the Goofy gallop around the yard then take a dip in the pool. You dont have to drive all the way to Orlando to see Goofy, Im right here at LCDAS! My adoption fee is $75. Hello, my name is Wilma. Im a 2-year-old spayed female brown tabby domestic short hair. Theres a kitten explosion here at Animal Services. If you come in to adopt, you will have your pick of the litter... literally. All of my little friends are just as adorable as me, so why not take two of us? We are 2-for-1 after all. My adoption fee is $35 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Freedom Friends adoption promotion. All cats and kittens are 2-for-1 adoption fee. 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. Wilma ID# 589418 Goofy ID# 584986

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