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FREETake Me Home VOL. 13, NO. 33 AUGUST 22, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Burroughs Home Establishes Walk Of FriendshipThe Burroughs Home, located in the Fort Myers River District, is now offering paving stones for the public to purchase for the Burroughs Homes Walk of Friendship. The first paved stone is in honor of Thomas and Mina Edisons friend, philanthropist and founding board member of the Uncommon Friends Foundation, Berne Davis. A jacaranda tree planted in honor of Davis 100th birthday grows today on the Burroughs Home grounds. Paved stones, which will comprise the Walk of Friendship at the Burroughs Home in the Fort Myers River District, are available to any donor who would like to honor or memorialize an individual, organization or company and leave their mark on history. The stones will comprise the walkway into the future pavilion, which will sit directly next to the homes premises. The pavilion, funded by supporters and named after Gaile McBride and family, will be a one-of-a-kind space in the River District for, meetings, character education classes and cultural events, all keeping with the theme of the Burroughs Home. Despite the difference in their ages, Uncommon Friends Foundation founder and Jim Newton and Burroughs Home owner and winter resident of Fort Myers Nelson T. Burroughs were friends in the 1920s. This was the heyday of Fort Myers history, when a once described cow town was host to the wealthy and famous who were escaping to paradise from the wintery blast of the north. Visitors like Burroughs, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford established homes in Fort Myers. They were all friends and Thomas Edison actually started a walkway with paved stones in honor of Ford and later Jim Newton. The Burroughs Home has been operated under the auspices of the Uncommon Friends Foundation since 2008. The Uncommon Friends Foundation is named after the book Uncommon Friends, written by Jim Newton describing his friendship with visitors like Nelson T. Burroughs, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. The cost of one engraved paver stone is $300 or two for $500. Send an email to pavilion event coordinator Arlene Roth at aroth@uncommonfriends.com or call 410-8207 for information and order form. All funds raised will go toward character and ethics education programs in the new pavilion being built on the grounds of the Burroughs Home. Engraved paver stone The Burroughs Home is located in downtown Fort Myers historic River District Bird Patrol Guided WalksLakes Regional Park is offering the following nature outings: Experience the Beautiful Birds of Bunche Beach with a Bird Patrol Guide on Saturday August 30, beginning at 8 a.m. Meet on the beach, located in South Fort Myers, off Summerlin Road. Bunche Beach is excellent for both migrant and resident waders and shorebirds working the mudflats at low tide due to the diversity of micro-invertebrates. Waterfowl, raptors and warblers can also be seen. For more information, call 707-3015. This event is free with parking fee of $2 per hour (tour is approximately two hours). Restrooms are on site. Provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation. Bring binoculars, sun protection, shoes that can get wet, a bottle of drinking water, your curiosity and love of nature. Visit www.birdpatrol.org. Morning Meander Nature Walk with a Bird Patrol Guide on Saturday, September 6, beginning at 8:30 a.m. This is an easy walk along clear paths with an opportunity to see birds in native vegetation, with experienced bird patrol guides pointing out the many species in Lakes Park, a Lee County birding hot spot and crucial nesting area for many birds. Arrive a few minutes after 8 a.m. for a brief introduction and to sign waivers. Wear comfortable shoes and dress to be outside. Bring water, sunscreen and binoculars. Lakes Regional Park is at 7330 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers. Meet at Shelter A7. For more information, call 533-7580 or 533-7576. This tour is provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation. It is free with paid parking. Visit www.birdpatrol.org. Piping plover photo by Meg Rousher Theatre Conspiracy Season Openerby Di SaggauTheatre Conspiracy has opened its 21st season with The Morning After, The Night Before, The Wedding, three one-act comedies by Peter Quilter. Each show is set entirely in a bedroom and gives a funny look at the chaotic world of love and relationships. Act One: The Morning After finds a young single man, Thomas (Ty Landers), waking up to find out he spent the night with Kelly (Tera Nicole Miller) after having a few too many drinks the night before. He remembers they saw a James Bond movie, but everything else is a bit hazy. Nothing seems out of the norm until Kellys mother Barbara (Joann Haley) arrives to serve coffee to the couple. Also arriving on the scene is weird Uncle Martin (J. Mitchell Haley) and two other characters. The first part of Act Two is The Night Before. This involves a divorcing couple who are finalizing things during a holiday in Spain. Bobby (Brendan Powers) and Shelly ( Rachel Burttram) are drowning themselves in cocktails while trying to figure out how to split the spoils of their soon to be ended marriage. The second part of Act Two is The Wedding. This was my favorite. It again involves Burttram and Powers as Angela, a woman about to embark on her third marriage, and Toby, her brother, who tries to settle her shattered nerves. Angela desperately wants Tobys approval for this marriage. Continued on page 17 Rachel Burttram


THE RIVER AUGUST 22, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Arcade On Eve Of Changeby Gerri Reaves, PhDWhen photographer William C. Minarich snapped this 1994 photo, the Collier (aka Post Office) Arcade was about to undergo the biggest change it had experienced since opening in 1925. This pre-demolition period also was probably the quietest ever in the vaulted arcade. It was all but vacated and soon onehalf of it would be demolished. The wing that opened onto First Street just west of Broadway would be destroyed for the construction of the enormous Federal Courthouse at First and Monroe. The bus terminal that connected to the arcade and faced Monroe Street also would be demolished. George R. Sims built the Post Office Arcade in 1925, and an addition was built the following year. It was renamed the Collier Arcade after the post office moved in 1933 to todays Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center and Barron G. Collier (for whom Collier County is named) bought it in 1934. The arcade entrances, however, still bear the original name. Pictured here is the L-shaped portion that connected the two wings. In 1994, the Snack House Restaurant sign marked the site of one of downtowns all-time favorite hang-outs, which occupied that side of the Broadway wing for 44 years. But the camera captured only empty booths, for the eatery had closed permanently the previous year. In the photos center is a pawn, gun and ammo store that offered cash for guns. Locals will also remember it as the long-time former location of the Fort Myers News-Press, from circa 1934 until 1965. Today at the arcades -degree turn, is Ichiban Japanese & Chinese Cuisine at the former Snack House corner. Hotel Indigos meeting room is located where the pawn and gun shop used to be, and the space adjacent to it (right) now leads to the hotel lobby. The buildings original rubble-random tile floor has been preserved throughout. Fortunately, when the hotel built a ramp to the lobby, the original floor was covered and a facsimile of the historic tile floor was laid on the ramp. Several years ago, the originally open-air structure was enclosed by automatic sliding doors. The columned entrance of the First Street wing was saved and now frames the patio entrance, which is located approximately where the photographers stood when taking these photos. Walk down to the Collier Arcade to see one of downtowns most notable boomtime structures. Then take a short walk to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street, where you can learn about the many business it housed through the decades. For information, call 321-7430 or go to museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Then follow-up with a trip to the Southwest Florida Historical Society 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. 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 Kristy See Rachel Atkins 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 Today, Ichiban Japanese & Chinese Cuisine occupies the former Snack House corner and the archway (right) leads to Hotel Indigo photo by Gerri Reaves When this 1994 photo was taken, the Collier Arcade was mostly vacant in preparation for the demolition of the wing opening onto First Street, which was located behind the photographer photo by William C. Minarich, courtesy of the Library of Congress


3 THE RIVER AUGUST 22, 2014 Fort Myers Public Art: Lovegrove Selling Hurricane Charley Art To Benefit Red Crossby Tom HallWednesday, August 13 marked the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Charley. Following the ageold adage of making lemonade when life deals you lemons, Matlacha artist Leoma Lovegrove converted hurricane debris into artwork. Last week, she announced that shes selling 12 pieces of that artwork for sale in order to benefit the local chapter of the American Red Cross. [My husband] Mike and I were traveling home from Michigan when Charley was striking Matlacha Island, Lovegrove shared. When we arrived, we began to clean up the mess at our gallery. Being the middle of the summer, it was unbearably hot. I noticed Mike had piled up over 200 feet of my pink fencing along the side of the road and it made me sad. Then, I had a Leoma moment. I retrieved all the fencing (it took an hour) and stashed it behind an unwanted shed. Mike was delighted (NOT). For years, Lovegrove made art out of pieces of the fencing and attached a little story about Hurricane Charley on the back of each one. On August 10, she gathered up the 12 remaining pieces of art shed made from the pink fence and put them on sale today for $100 each, with 100 percent of the sales price going to the American Red Cross Floridas Southern Gulf Region (our local chapter). I remember how the Red Cross drove around the entire island and passed out water and boxed meals while we cleaned up our homes and businesses, Lovegrove recalled. You can purchase the Hurricane Charley art at Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens, 4637 Pine Island Road NW, Matlacha Island or by phoning 283-6453. The gallery will ship it to you within the USA free of charge. The American Red Cross Floridas Southern Gulf Region serves Collier, Lee, Hendry and Glades counties. The American Red Cross is where people mobilize to help their neighbors across the street, across the country, and across the world in emergencies. Each year, in communities large and small, victims of some 70,000 disasters turn to neighbors familiar and new at the American Red Cross. Leoma Lovegrove is an impressionistexpressionist painter known worldwide for her wildly vibrant depictions of the Florida lifestyle. Located in the heart of Matlacha Island on the southwest coast of Florida, Lovegrove Gallery and Gardens is one of the most colorful landmarks in the Sunshine State. To learn more, visit www.LeomaLovegrove.com. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to www.truetours.net. Water Quality Information MeetingThe VCB is holding a water quality information meeting on Monday, August 25 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina in Fort Myers Beach. The VCB would like to educate the front line folks, those who are the most likely to have face-to-face conversations, booking reservations or who are fielding questions concerning the current water issues in our destination. Carpooling or taking the trolley is strongly suggested for this event. For more information, contact Doug McElheny of the Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce at 4547500, doug@fmbchamber.com or visit http://fortmyersbeach.org. Matlacha artist Leoma Lovegrove is donating 100 percent of the sales price of select Hurricane Charley artwork to the American Red Cross Floridas Southern Gulf Region Make sure you pick up a Nellies discount card come in six times and get a FREE meal get a FREE Nellies Upstairs Waterside Bar Where its Happy Hour all the time!!!Award-Winning Restaurant: Best Place for Live Music Snacks in Between Plus live music263.41 N 815.18 W Close-Up Magic with Magic Frank Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Bring the kidsfun for the whole family! Close-Up Magic with Magic Frank Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Bring the kidsfun for the whole family! Close-Up Magic with Magic Frank Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Bring the kidsfun for the whole family! FREE


THE RIVER AUGUST 22, 20144 Participants Needed For Weekend To Benefit Disabled VetsRegistration is open for sports enthusiasts and outdoorsmen to participate in the BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company Surf & Turf Experience October 17 to 19 at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva. Pr oceeds will help support the mission of Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers Inc. to educate, train and create meaningful employment opportunities within the insurance industry for disabled veterans. The 2nd annual event is a three-day, two-night sportsmans weekend consisting of individual competitors on teams of three. The competition includes fishing and golfing components. Teams will fish with a licensed charter captain from South Seas Island Resort marina and explore the back waters of Southwest Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. After fishing, guests will proceed to South Seas Island Resort to compete in the second element of the competition; the same teams will play 18 holes of golf overlooking Redfish Pass. The event is limited to only 60 players and nine teams have been filled, said John Pollock, CIC, BB&T Insurance Services Florida regional insurance president and event co-chair. The $1,500 entry fee provides each participant with two-night accommodations at South Seas, including the Friday cocktail party, gourmet dinner and casino night; Saturday breakfast, fishing, lunch, golf, cocktail reception, dinner, auction and awards; and Sunday breakfast. In addition, every player will receive custom, limited edition apparel and a commemorative gift. A hole-in-one during the BB&T-OTC Surf & Turf golf tournament could earn one lucky golfer a Lexus GS F Sport from Scanlon Lexus. Saturday evening award dinner and auction tickets are available for $150 per person or $300 a couple. The experience is a great way for businesses and the community to build cameraderie while helping a great cause, said Gray Davis, MBA, CPCU, AIS, BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company agency manager and event co-chair. In addition to title sponsor BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company, sponsors include TriCircle Pavers, Scanlon Auto Group and South Seas Island Resort, flag sponsors; Florida Weekly, Priority Payments South Florida and Sam Galloway Ford Lincoln, field grade sponsors; Tedd Todd Insurance and Allstate, company grade sponsors; Brightstone Insurance Services LLC, SS Hookers and The Wilbur Smith Law Firm, supporter sponsors; and GCG Construction, Jasons Deli of Southwest Florida, Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau and LCEC, warrior sponsors. For more information, to be become a sponsor or to register, visit www.dvic.us or contact Stacey Mercado at 433-7189. Captain Erik Flett and Gary Trippe Water Quality Information MeetingThe VCB is holding a water quality information meeting on Monday, August 25 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina in Fort Myers Beach. The VCB would like to educate the front line folks, those who are the most likely to have face-to-face conversations, booking reservations or who are fielding questions concerning the current water issues in our destination. Carpooling or taking the trolley is strongly suggested for this event. For more information, contact Doug McElheny of the Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce at 4547500, doug@fmbchamber.com or visit http://fortmyersbeach.org. Galloway Supports Rotary Club Of Fort MyersRotary Club of Fort Myers South announced that Sam Galloway Ford, along with Coconut Point Ford, Galloway Direct and Sam Galloway Lincoln, have pledged $15,000 in support of the inaugural Law & Order Ball as a Sheriff-level sponsor. The Law & Order Ball, to be held on Friday, October 10 at 6 p.m. at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers, is an opportunity to thank the everyday heroes of our law enforcement agencies who keep us safe and enable us to build our businesses and thrive as a community. Some levels of sponsorship are still available. The agencies to be recognized are: Cape Coral Police Department, Florida SouthWestern State College Police Department, Florida Gulf Coast University Police Department, Fort Myers Police Department, Lee County Port Authority Police, Lee County Sheriffs Office and Sanibel Police Department. The Officer of the Year is an award given to a special hero and the recipient will receive a custom designed piece created by Rotarian Mark Loren of Mark Loren Designs. Sponsors include Creighton Commercial Development/Adas Natural Market, Title Sponsor; Florida Weekly, the News-Press Media Group, TOTI Media Inc., LeeSar, The Eventful Company, Harborside Event Center, CONRIC PR & Marketing, Armor Correctional Health Services, Bireley Family Fund, Mark Loren Designs, Edison National Bank, Fuccillo Kia, HBKS Wealth Advisors and Palm Printing. Major sponsors will be honored at a special VIP reception starting at 5 p.m. the night of this black tie-optional event. All proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South Foundation and Lee County law enforcement youth programs. The gala event will include cocktails and hors doeuvres, a sumptuous dinner, and a silent and live auction. Entertainment will be provided by the popular local band Alter Ego, featuring retired Assistant U.S. Attorney Doug Molloy. For information about in-kind donations and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.lawandorderball.org or contact Lori Cook North at lori@eventfulinc.com or Pam Morrison at pam@eventfulinc.com. Chinese & Japanese Cuisine Downtown Fort Myers (Post Oce Arcade Next to Hotel Indigo) 1520 Broadway For Takeout & Delivery Tel: 334-6991 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKMon-urs 11am 10pm Fri-Sat 11am 11pm Sun 12pm 9pm www. ichiban-sushi-chinese.com 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Monday-Saturday 10am www.threecraftyladies.com ay-Saturday 10am e craftyladies.co m Tropical Fabrics Tropical Fabrics Novelty Yarn Novelty Yarn Quilting Quilting Notions Notions Beads Beads Scrapbook Papers Scrapbook Papers Childrens Crafts Childrens Crafts Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Crafts Shell Crafts Gifts Gifts Find us on Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS ARE MAKEITANDTAKEIT CRAFT ACTIVITY DAYS! WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS ARE MAKEITANDTAKEIT CRAFT ACTIVITY DAYS! To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


5 THE RIVER AUGUST 22, 2014 The Photographic Adventures Of Dimock, ButcherCome to the Southwest Florida Museum of History on Wednesday, August 27 for a meet-and-greet with Clyde Butcher from 1 to 3 p.m. at the museum, followed by a 6 p.m. presentation at the City Pier Building, located at 1300 Hendry Street in downtown Fort Myers. In this exhibit, the early 20th-century photographs of Southwest Florida by Julian Dimock are paired with select works by renowned modern photographer Clyde Butcher, comparing and contrasting the regions remote landscapes 100 years apart. Your donation of $10 includes museum entrance and the Clyde Butcher presentation. If you cant visit the museum for the meet-and-greet, hold onto your ticket for museum entry through Saturday, your last chance to see this rare exhibit. Space is limited. Reservations are required and may be made by contacting csmith@cityftmyers. com or 321-7430. Books and calendars available for purchase and personalization by Clyde Butcher. Enchantments will close on Saturday, August 30. The Southwest Florida Museum of History is located at 2031 Jackson Street in Fort Myers. Julian Dimocks 1910, East of Fort Myers Clyde Butchers Fakahatchee Prairie 3 Fall Fundraiser At The AllianceOn Saturday, September 27, the Alliance for the Arts will present its fall fundraiser, titled aMUSEd. It will be an evening of tapas, music, interactive art, wandering muses and other surprises. It begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $100, available at ArtInLee. org or at the Alliance. Event proceeds benefit educational and outreach programs at the Alliance. The evening is sponsored by Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC), the Betty Bireley Foundation and Investors Security Trust. The 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 is provided by FineMark National Bank & Trust, Gora McGahey Architects, Richard Prescott and Alliance Financial Group. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, call 939-2787 or visit ArtInLee.org/amused. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. 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 September 30, 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 September 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


THE RIVER AUGUST 22, 20146 Florida Voter Guide 2014 Now OnlineElection 2014 is upon us. Early Voting set to begin. The people understand that as servant leaders in the State of Florida, the allegiance of our state legislators must be to our state and the citizens thereof. In the hope of ascertaining the attitude and intent of those who would represent the citizens of the great State of Florida, The Republic of Florida Voter Guide 2014 is now officially online. Questions chosen for their application in six key areas of immediate political concern have been mailed to over 300 candidates for partisan political office in Tallahassee. In time for the August primary, the results will allow our voters to better understand the loyalty of our would-be leaders. To date, the following districts/ counties have posted a response: State Representative 06 Bay 17 St. Johns 22 Levy/Marion 25 Volusia 26 Volusia 31 Lake/Orange 35 Hernando 36 Pasco 40 Polk 50 Brevard/Orange 53 Brevard 68 Pinellas 72 Sarasota 76 Lee State Senate 12 Orange 20 Pinellas 30 Charlotte/Lee 32 Indian River/Martin/Palm Beach/ St. Lucie Attorney General & Governor View the guide and candidate responses online at http://coolchange. net/votered. For more information, email fllos@freeflorida.org. Democratic Club Endorses CandidatesThe Democratic Womens Club of Florida, Inc.s President Dr. Maureen McKenna announced the names of candidates that have been formally endorsed by the Democratic Womens Club of Florida. Each of the candidates selected for endorsement are champions on the issues that are a main part of the Democratic Womens Club of Floridas platform. The list of candidates endorsed by the Democratic Womens Club of Florida are: Alan Cohn, U.S. House of Representatives, District 15 Amanda Murphy, Florida House of Representatives, District 36 April Freeman, U.S. House of Representatives, District 19 Beverly Ledbetter, Florida House of Representatives, District 38 Cheryl Grieb, County Commissioner, Osceola County Daisy Biaz, Florida House of Representatives, District 114 Debbie Jordan, County Commissioner Lee County Erika Remsberg, County Commissioner, Pasco County Jamie Shepard, Florida House of Representatives, District 6 Jim Bryan, U.S. House of Representatives, District 1 Karen C. Dentel, Florida House of Representatives, District 30 Larry Aguilar, Florida House of Representatives, District 79 Levoyd Williams, Florida House of Representatives, District 94 Marihelen Wheeler, U.S. House of Representatives, District 3 Mary Higgins, Florida House of Representatives, District 82 Paula Moser-Bartlett, U.S. House of Representatives, District 4 Terri Wonder, County Commissioner, Manatee County For more information about the Democratic Womens Club of Florida, Inc, visit http://www.dwcf.org/. Lee County Tax Collector Fee ReductionFlorida Legislature passed Senate Bill 156, which lowers the cost of motor vehicle registration fees starting September 1. The estimated savings for Florida vehicle owners is $400 million a year. The Lee County Tax Collectors office has taken a proactive effort over the past months to ensure citizens benefit from the fee reduction. The two-year renewal option was removed from the online process and signs clearly posted at all office locations to give residents the needed information to take advantage of the savings. Renewing for only one year allows the new fee structure to be applied to the annual or biennial option next year. Registrations can be renewed at the new rate online starting Monday, September 1, and at any of the six locations Tuesday, September 2. September renewals received by mail will be processed after September 1 at the new rate. Delinquent renewals for prior months will be disabled online so the new fees can be applied. Office staff is ready to assist vehicle owners so registrations are processed timely. Visit online at www.leetc.com or call 533-6000. Vehicle registrations expire at midnight on your birthday. Lake Kennedy Senior CenterSawgrass Mills Shopping TripIts too hot outside. Well, do the Kennedy Kruisers have a solution for you! What better way to cool off than to shop inside of an enormous mall with plenty of sales while sipping on a nice beverage? Put on your walking shoes and get ready to enjoy one of the largest malls in Florida, the Sawgrass Mills Mall. A bus trip to Sawgrass Mills will leave the Lake Kennedy Senior Center on Friday, Augsut 29 at 8 a.m. (participants are asked to arrive by 7:45 a.m.). Shop til you drop, get a manicure or pedicure, window shop with friends or more. This will be one of the best summer shopping excursions ever and a great social outing with friends and family. The approximate return time is 6 p.m. The new low price for this excursion is $27 per member or $32 per nonmember. Preregistration is required by August 25. Lake Kennedy Senior Center is located at 400 Santa Barbara Boulevard in Cape Coral. For more information or reservations, call 5740575. Hortoons To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


7 THE RIVER AUGUST 22, 2014 The Pilot Club Celebrates 60th AnniversaryThe Pilot Club of Fort Myers members and Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson celebrated its 60th anniversary on August 12 at Whiskey Creek Country Club. The club presented sponsorship checks to organizations they support during the year and recognized businesses that support the club. Guests at the event included Lee County Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass, Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson and Fran Gresham. The club presented sponsorship checks to nonprofits they support, including Impact, Childrens Network, Lee County Sheriffs Department and DeLaSalle. Members also recognized businesses which support the club during various fundraising events; included were Gulfcoast Coin and Jewelry, Norman Love Chocolates, Ruth Messmer Florist, and Therapeutic Skin Care and Massage. Through the years, the club has worked with youth development and leadership, brain safety and fitness, and caring for families in times of need. Members are in the community during events providing and properly fitting children with bicycle helmets, distributing about 1,000 each year. They go to schools as part of the brain minders program, using puppets and interactive stories to teach children about brain safety. Members initiated the Project Lifesaver program with the Lee County Sheriffs Department. Their largest project has been establishing and assisting the Gresham-Kite Pilot Scholarship House at Florida Gulf Coast University 10 years ago, where 17 female students live rent free each year. The Pilot Club of Fort Myers, a volunteer service organization, is one of 400 clubs internationally. The focus of the club is helping organizations seeking to improve the quality of life for individuals with brain-related disorders through volunteer activities, education and financial support. For information about The Pilot Club, contact President Linda Hessler at 3320971 or linda1538@embarqmail.com. From left, Kathy Beehler, Impact; Stacey Payne, Lee County Sheriffs Department; Heather Messmer, Ruth Messmer Florist; Norma Eveland, Gulfcoast Coin and Jewelry; Nadereh Salim, Childrens Network; and Linda Hessler, Pilot Club president 60th anniversary of The Pilot Club Greeters Club LuncheonWith a $10 membership to Lee Memorial Health Systems SHARE Club, you can attend health care seminars on topics like In Vest in Your Balance or Aging is Not For Sissies, group exercise programs, gain access to a computer lab with volunteer helpers, get discount offers from area merchants and take advantage of SHAREs Dine & Discover social events. Teresa Frank-Fahner, director of the Lee Memorial Health System SHARE Club, will be the guest speaker at the Greeters Club of Greater Fort Myers luncheon on September 18. She will discuss the SHARE Club program and all of the benefits of joining. Cost is $20 for the luncheon and presentation. RSVP by email to greetersclub@gmail.com. Provide your contact information (name, email address and phone number). You will receive a call confirming your reservation as well as an email confirmation. Luncheons are held on the third Thursday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at the Colonial Country Club, 9181 Independence Way, Fort Myers. Visit the website at greetersofgreaterfortmyers. com. Discover Ding Game App To Make DebutIf you noticed a giant cell phone walking around the islands recently, dont have your bifocals checked. Its just the latest costumed character at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. Happy Appy is helping to promote the unveiling of the Discover Ding game app on Sunday Family Fun Day, October 19, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ding Darling Days. A collaboration among the refuge, the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), and app developer Discover Nature Apps (DNA), the Discover Ding app is designed to adapt to the publics expanding reliance on smart devices by creating a positive interactive experience that encourages smartphone users to immerse themselves into their natural surroundings. DNA is developing similar apps for other refuges and national parks, but Ding Darling will be the first to go live. The first-of-its-kind Discover Ding app will offer the public a fun new way to experience the refuge, further enhancing our effort to integrate new technology and social media into our interpretive programming, said Paul Tritaik, refuge manager. The refuge will host a public unveiling and download-in to kick off the free Family Fun Days and weeklong ecofestival at 10 a.m. on October 19 in the Visitor & Education Center Auditorium. The first 25 kids to show staff their download get a special free T-shirt. Happy Appy will be on hand throughout the day to give free tutorials on downloading and using the app, which combines nature, gaming, social media, and GPS technology for an entirely new experience. Throughout the week, the costumed character will also be in the Education Center parking lot each morning at 9:25 a.m. to offer help and instruction. Were excited to be on the leading edge of what we believe will become a vital tool with which to engage refuge visitors, said John McCabe, president of DDWS. As the refuges volunteer friends group, the society has been instrumental over the years in helping to underwrite innovative visitor outreach strategies and has played a leading role in promoting the development of the Discover Ding app. Happy Appy will be awarding T-shirts to the first 25 kids who show their app download on October 19 Discover Ding game app screenshots Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


Grandparents Appreciation Luncheon At Lake KennedyNational Grandparents Day will be celebrated worldwide on Sunday, September 7. You are cordially invited to join your friends and neighbors at the Lake Kennedy Senior Center in Cape Coral to celebrate all of those who have helped build the foundation for our future as a grandparent. Participants will enjoy a delicious lunch, door prizes and great entertainment by Betty Dentzau and her team of spectacular performers, the Lake Kennedy Chorus and former Senior Idol winner Trese Hill. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the luncheon will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. You definitely dont want to miss this event. Cost is $7 per person and preregistration is required by August 29. For more information or to sign up, call the Lake Kennedy Senior Center at 574-0575. THE RIVER AUGUST 22, 20148 Along The RiverIf you are a beach bum who loves live music, head on down to Fort Myers Beach for its weekly Sunset Celebration. Friday night features the popular local band High Tide, which plays a mixture of rock, reggae and R&B. On Saturday night, jam to the beats of Due South, a band that plays a little bit of everything: classic rock, country, folk, blues and trop rock (tropical rock). The event is held from 5 to 10 p.m. both evenings (weather permitting) at Times Square. For more information, call 463-5900. Alliance for the Arts now offers free yoga sessions during its weekly GreenMarket. The Alliance holds it GreenMarket every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located on its 10-acre campus, its a great place to find an exclusive selection of locally grown, caught and cultivated foods and other products available to sample and purchase. Enjoy live entertainment by local musicians and fun activities for kids, gardening classes and live cooking by local chefs. The GreenMarket hosts neighbors and small growers who bring seasonal, very limited crops to market. Do you have fruit from a few backyard trees, a good tomato crop from the kitchen garden, or some berries gathered in an outing? If so, the Alliance will help you bring it to the community. Bartering is encouraged; trade your small crop for market items you may need. From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., the Alliance features free yoga sessions. Reservations are not required. Led by registered yoga teacher Anna Withrow, the free yoga sessions are held beneath the shade trees during GreenMarket. They are suitable for all levels and beginners are welcome. Supervised children are also encouraged to join in. Bring a yoga mat, sunscreen and water. Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers near the Colonial intersection. For more information, call 939-2787 or go to www.artinlee.org. On Saturday evening, join Fort Myers car enthusiasts at the Downtown Car Cruise-In. Held on the fourth Saturday of every month, the event features vintage, modern, and unique cars from 4 to 8 p.m. while a DJ spins classic rock with trivia. All classic cars and show cars are welcome. The event is free for the entire family. For more information, go to www. riverdistrictevents.com. Now that lobster season has officially opened, explore the hidden world beneath the waves with Scubavice Diving Center in Fort Myers. Regular spiny lobster season runs through March 31. If you are booking a trip to the Florida Keys to catch your own, Scubavice carries quality gear for rental and purchase. The dive center also organizes dive trips to Venice Beach, Pompano Beach and Lake Denton. Beginners can earn their Open Water Scuba certification 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. Popular local band High Tide plays on Friday night at Times Square on Fort Myers Beach Scubavice in Fort Myers offers NAUI certification classes and organizes dive trips around Florida. A barraccuda swims above the reef during one of its expedition to Key Largo. lic no. MV 81675239-267-2556Ich spreche DeutschService that Speaks for Itself OPEN MON-FRI 9AM 5:30PMSAT & SUN: BY APPT. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Susan Barnes Personal Lines 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. Trish Barbone Agent Mark OBrien Owner/Agent We are HERE for all your insurance needs Call our office today for a new Auto quote. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


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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 AUGUST 22, 201410


11 THE RIVER AUGUST 22, 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. Country Gospel Artist Releases Inspiring AlbumThis week, independent record label Tate Music Group announced the official release of Paul Jenningss new album titled Lighten Up. The album offers 10 tracks and is readily available for purchase nationwide at the iTunes Store, Amazon.com or directly from TateMusicGroup.com. Having performed and recorded music for a span of more than 40 years, Jennings is no stranger to the music industry. He has performed in various bands which gave him the opportunity to share the stage with the likes of Grand Funk Railroad, Styx, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many other notable secular groups. Upon surrendering himself to Christ, he dedicated his career to spreading the gospel through the universal language of music. Lighten Up is a compilation of captivating and dynamic tracks with lyrics that will give a moment of inspiring reflection to listeners about how God is present in each and every one of us. Featuring an eclectic combination of gospel and country, featured songs such as the crisp country rock sound of Hes My Driver and the classic rock sound of My Victory will be the perfect company to everyones journey of faith. Young Professionals Host Networking EventRonald McDonald House Charities Red Shoe Society will host a mix and mingle business card exchange at Homewood Suites by Hilton Fort Myers, 5255 Big Pine Way, on August 28 from 6 to 7 p.m. The meeting is to welcome young professionals in Southwest Florida who are interested in networking, professional development and learning how to serve the community. Visit www.facebook. com/RedShoeSWFL and RSVP by August 22 to be entered into a drawing for a two-night stay at Homewood Suites. The event is free and open to the public. The Red Shoe Society is a group of young professionals dedicated to supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida through fundraising, volunteerism and public awareness of its mission to improve the health and wellbeing of children and provide a home away from home for families of hospitalized children. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER AUGUST 22, 201412 Shark Week In The Soundby Capt. Matt MitchellWith Shark Week running on TV this week, it seemed that on every trip I took, anglers wanted to get in on the shark frenzy. The morning tides to target redfish and snook were far from perfect so the shark fishing was a great go-to option and made a pleasant change of pace. Many of my clients have never done battle with a five-footplus fish with the strength and power of many of the varieties of sharks we are encountering in the sound. With long powerful drag screaming runs, this is exciting fishing. Shark fishing is relatively simple fishing when you work out where they are. Natural deep channels that have good tide movement and are within close proximity to the passes are a good place to get started. I generally look for channels that are roughly eight-feet-plus deep. Some of these channels are better to fish on a incoming tide while others are better on a outgoing tide. As far as bait choices for sharks, just about any fresh caught fish cut into a large chunk will do it. Fishing with a chunk of meat that is too big for a catfish is key. My personal favorite and daily choice for this fishing is fresh mullet but ladyfish will do the trick too. All our flats right now are holding large schools of mullet so you can try to cast net your own or go catch ladyfish on jigs before heading out to target sharks. I buy my fresh mullet from a friend of mine who commercially mullet fishes just about every weekday with a cast net. He supplies many other fishing guides and also a local fish house. If you dont have a mullet man in your life, most of the commercial fish houses or bait shops have fresh mullet on hand. Frozen mullet will work but not nearly as well as fresh. Once frozen mullet gets mushy, it just does not stay on the hook as well and loses that fresh smell the sharks want. For the last few weeks, Ive been tweaking my shark rig. When you think sharks, most anglers want to break out the metal leader or cable but all this metal really cuts down on the amount of bites you get. I believe the sharks sense it. When the sharks are really feeding hard, it does not seem to make a lot of difference but when its not on fire, the amount of bites you get when fishing heavy mono leader over using metal rigs goes way, way up. You will lose a few more hooked sharks fishing with the mono leader, especially if they turn sideways, putting it between their teeth, but thats just part of the shark fishing game. After losing lots of sharks while using 100# mono leader, I upscaled my rig. My new shark rig of choice consists of roughly six to eight feet of 200# test mono leader. On the business end, I use a cut bait 12/0 circle hook and on the other end a 250# swivel. To put this rig together, I like to use thin wall, double barrel sleeves and crimp it. With such thick mono, the sleeves make a nice clean connection and its a quick rig to put together. I prefer not to use any weight as the big chunk of bait sits down on the bottom. Cast the bait out, then place the rod in the rod holder until the shark picks it up. On the first run, the circle hook usually gets them right in the corner of the mouth. For rods, I use heavy spinning tackle rigged with at least 250 to 300 yards of 65# braid. Conventional tackle works too but is just not as easy for clients to handle. On some of these sharks, this is heavy enough gear to turn them but its best to have a float buoy on your anchor just in case you have to give chase quickly before they dump the spool. The varieties of sharks we caught this week included bulls, blacktips, spinners and lemons, with an average size of right around five feet. Any shark over about four feet, I dont bring in the boat and simply cut the leader as close to the hook as possible. Have respect for these toothy fish. They can bite you just as quickly out of the water as they can in the water. 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. A five-foot bull shark caught this week in Pine Island Sound with Capt. Matt Mitchell ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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13 THE RIVER AUGUST 22, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Burrowing Owlby Patricia MolloyAt only nine inches in height when fully grown, the burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) is a small bird with a captivating stare: its large yellow eyes, topped with bushy white eyebrows, convey intelligence and intensity. As its name suggests, these birds live in subterranean nests. While they are perfectly capable of and willing to dig their own homes, they often take advantage of burrows already created by skunks, gopher tortoises and armadillos. Neighboring Cape Coral has the largest known population of burrowing owls in Florida. As the citys official bird, it is classified as a species of special concern by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC) and is protected by the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act. According to the FFWCC, the Florida burrowing owl population consists of approximately 3,000 birds. In late July, an injured burrowing owl patient #2107 was brought to CROW by a concerned woman who lives near its nest. She saw that it couldnt fly, but it was in its burrow with its mate. They had babies, so at first she thought it was okay. But then she brought him in and he had wing fractures. He had a good body condition, so hes clearly been getting food. But he has a fracture on his right wing and a fracture on his left wing that have clearly healed. Now he holds his wings strangely, explained Jennifer Riley, DVM intern. As with all patients, the ultimate goal is rehabilitation and release. Because the old fractures have healed poorly, the owl is unable to fly and would likely not fare well back in the wild. While its mate may be feeding it now, if something were to happen to her, he would likely die of starvation. That is a brutal possibility that Dr. Heather is not willing to risk. He just isnt a good candidate for release. We are looking at the best options for him, stated Dr. Heather, hospital director. Several weeks ago, she began making inquiries for the patient to be transferred to a facility that would train the pint-size bird as an animal ambassador. The owl could be utilized to teach the general public about the areas remarkable native wildlife. And it would appear that this owl is a perfect candidate for this type of work. Hes very calm compared to most burrowing owls. He eats well and he seems to be comfortable. One of his wings just cant contract back against his body and the wing droop is quite pronounced at times. But hes not dragging it on the ground and causing additional trauma. It doesnt look painful, just a functional droop, Dr. Jen concluded. CROW was successful in its search for a new home for this remarkable burrowing owl. As Dr. Heather stated, He is doing well and will be transferred to an educational facility in Miami next week. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 4723644 or visit: www.crowclinic.org. Close-up of a burrowing owl in one of CROWs outdoor flight enclosures. Unlike other owls, adult males and females are the same size. Fishermans Paradise: Fishing With Two Tennessee Plowboysby Cynthia A. WilliamsBerry C. Williams (1915 to 1976) was something of a legend as a fisherman in the waters off Fort Myers in the 1950s and early 1960s. Reproduced for you here are chapters from his unfinished Fishermans Paradise, an account of his fishing adventures that are often hilarious and always instructional. It is presented by Williams daughter, Cynthia Williams, a freelance writer and editor living in Bokeelia on Pine Island. Its a winter day in the early 1950s. Berry has taken two old friends from his hometown in Tennessee fishing with him. Chapter 3 Part 3 Each time I got a sheepshead on, I got him into the fish box in record time. After catching thousands of them, one learns how to get them off the hook fast. I swing the fish to me, gently press it against my left side, grasping it firmly with my left hand, and then with my right hand, I take the hook and jiggle it out of the fishs mouth. Sometimes this is hard to do, because the sheepsheads mouth is tough and he has a set of upper and lower teeth. Its seldom I have to cut a hook out. It its embedded too deeply, I simple cut the wire and put on a new hook. The fish we were catching were running about two pounds each. When in a school of sheepshead, they will, as a rule, all be about the same size. But if youll move 10 or 15 feet, you might luck up on a school of larger ones. Casting about at different spots soon paid off, for Id no sooner let my line sink to the bottom than something took off with it. It was all I could do to keep the fish from going into the pilings and snapping the line on the sharp barnacles. I yelled to Ec and Joe to reel their lines in quickly, get the long-handled net, and stand ready. I had to let the fish run several times, because I knew he was so big hed break the line unless I let him go. Each time, he swam to a piling. I had to check him, because thats a sure way to lose one. I figured I had a big black grouper because if therere any pilings or rocks handy, theyll head for them. I played this one carefully and just as Id thought, when I finally brought him to the side of the boat and Joe netted him, I had a nine-pound black grouper. To be continued next week Florida Black Bear Curriculum UpdatedGiving schoolchildren a chance to learn all about Florida black bears is a great way to teach them about wildlife, while sharpening their skills in reading, math, science and problem solving. For that reason, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has updated its Florida Black Bear Curriculum, and put it online for the first time at www.BlackBearInfo.com. The revised Florida Black Bear Curriculum is free, easy for teachers to use, and meets the new Florida Standards for educational curricula. The curriculum offers 10 lessons on topics such as The Black Bear Necessities and Oh Where, Oh Where is the Florida Black Bear? and includes hands-on activities such as mapping and role-playing. There are also videos for students to watch such as the FWCs Living with Florida Black Bears. The Florida Black Bear Curriculum takes childrens curiosity about black bears into the classroom, where learning about black bears can improve kids skills in basics like reading, math, science and problem solving, said Sarah Barrett with the FWCs black bear management program. Whenever FWC staff talks to kids about Florida black bears, the response is overwhelmingly positive because kids are eager to learn and ask great questions about bears. With more encounters today between people and bears in Florida than in the recent past, it is increasingly important for children to learn about the states bear population. The Florida Black Bear Curriculum was designed for children in grades 3 to 8 and has been in use since 1999, when it was created as a joint project of the FWC and Defenders of Wildlife. Florida teachers who register on the Florida Black Bear Curriculum website can gain access to additional information, particularly in regard to how the material fits the Florida Standards. But anyone is welcome to go to www. BlackBearInfo.com and take advantage of the educational material there. The teeth of a sheepshead


THE RIVER AUGUST 22, 201414 Plant SmartBalsam Apple Makes Category IIby Gerri ReavesIf you ever wondered whether to banish that lacy-leaved vine called balsam apple (Momordica charantia) from your yard, the answer now is clearly yes. The weed was added to the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Councils (FLEPPC) list of invasive species just last year. Category II status means that the species has increased in abundance or frequency but has not yet altered Florida plant communities to the extent shown by category I species. If future monitoring by scientists establishes that it or any category II species is causing ecological damage, it can be reclassified as category I. Ecological damage includes altering native plant communities by displacing native species, changing community structures or ecological functions, or hybridizing with natives, according to FLEPPC. Since being documented as having escaped cultivation in 1993, balsam apple had expanded to 30 Florida counties as of last year. Like many invasive species, the vine possesses its winning attributes that make it understandable why the exotic species was introduced to the U.S. or Florida in the first place. A plant might have significant ornamental value, grow fast, or supply food for livestock or people. (Others species sneak in -via a nursery shipment, for example.) In the case of balsam apple, no less an illustrious personage than Thomas Jefferson introduced it to the continent and used it as a border at Monticello. Native to tropical Africa and Southeast Asia, it is also known as balsam pear. This member of the cucumber, or gourd, family quickly covers a tree trunk, fence, or the ground. In the wild, it can grow just about anywhere and compete with native species, even with rare air plants in the tree tops. Getting rid of it is all the more difficult because it is confused with native beneficial vines such as Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) or muscadine grape (Vitis rotundifolia). However, balsam apple has several characteristics that make it easy to identify. The leaves are fiveto seven-lobed and ornate in shape. The rather delicate leaves and stems travel via tendrils. When broken, the stems emit an unmistakable musky earthy smell, earning the plant another common name, stink vine. The five-petaled yellow flowers bloom year-round and are about an inch across. Another distinctive feature is the warty yellow-orange fruit containing scarlet seeds. Fortunately, the stems and roots are easy to rip out and completely eliminate. Thats important, because animals who eat the seeds spread this pest. If the category II status doesnt convince you to get rid of this vine, consider that the seeds and ripe fruit are toxic to humans and can kill dogs if ingested. Sources: Everglades Wildflowers by Roger L. Hammer, fleppc.org, ifas.ufl. edu, and monticello.org. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. The warty fruit that contains scarlet seeds make identification easy photos by Gerri Reaves Balsam apple was listed as a category-II invasive species in 2013 Refuge To Unveil New Exhibit On Sea Turtle DayThey are not mutant nor ninja, but some of the turtles that hatch on local beaches make it to their teenage years and beyond, thanks to public awareness. A new exhibit to debut at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel on Friday, August 29 strives to further awareness and protection. The refuge is devoting an entire day to sea turtles as it unveils its latest Saving Sea Turtles exhibit in the free Ding Darling Visitor & Education Center starting with the official exhibit unveiling at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend and have refreshments. The new exhibit was made possible by a West Coast Inland Navigation District (WCIND) grant and other gifts to the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS). We are so grateful for our partnership with WCIND, which also underwrote our manatees exhibit to help keep our Visitor & Education Center an ever-fresh attraction that educates hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, said DDWS president John McCabe. This newest exhibit is so important to sea turtle conservation, said Supervisory Refuge Ranger Toni Westland. People need to learn what they can do to protect endangered turtles literally around the world by being good beachgoers and beach homeowners. Following the exhibit unveiling, refuge biologist Jeremy Conrad will give a presentation about Florida sea turtles and his research on leatherback sea turtles while working at a Caribbean national wildlife refuge. At 1 p.m., Kelly Sloan, with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation sea turtle program, will talk about the status of sea turtles on the islands. Following that, the film Turtle: The Incredible Journey will air free of charge. The documentary takes viewers along on the travels of a sea turtle hatched on a Florida beach to the North Atlantic, Africa and back to the beach where she was born. The Refuge Nature Store will be featuring a display of sea turtle books, toys, and other gifts on Friday and over the weekend. Wildlife Drive will be closed on Friday, but Indigo Trail, Wildlife Education Boardwalk, Bailey Tract and Tarpon Bay Recreation Area are open during regular hours. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Miller at 292-0566 or email director@dingdarlingsociety.org. A replicated loggerhead sea turtle sculpture in progress for the new exhibit The exhibits design plan


Everglades Meets Phosphorus Reduction GoalsFor the 19th consecutive year, water flowing from farmlands in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) achieved phosphorus reductions that exceed those required by law. Implementation of improved farming techniques, known as Best Management Practices (BMPs), produced a 63 percent phosphorus reduction in the 470,000-acre EAA farming region south of Lake Okeechobee for the Water Year 2014 monitoring period (May 1, 2013 through April 30, 2014). The requirement is a 25 percent phosphorus reduction. Everglades restoration relies on a suite of water quality improvement strategies, and BMPs are an essential component, said Daniel OKeefe, chairman of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board. Reducing phosphorus and exceeding these requirements year after year reflects a long-term commitment to water quality improvements by South Floridas farmers. Examples of BMPs include refined stormwater management practices, onfarm erosion controls and more precise fertilizer application methods. These and other management practices by agricultural growers reduce the amount of phosphorus transported in stormwater runoff that reaches the Everglades and its connected water bodies. To meet the requirements of Floridas Everglades Forever Act, the amount of phosphorus leaving the EAA must be 25 percent less than before reduction efforts started. A science-based model is used to compute the reductions and make adjustments to account for the influences of rainfall. Over the programs 19-year history, the overall average annual reduction from the implementation of BMPs is 55 percent, more than twice the amount required by law. When measured in actual mass, 180 metric tons of phosphorus were prevented from leaving the EAA and entering the regional canal system, which sends water into the Everglades, during the Water Year 2014 monitoring period. Over the past 19 years, the BMP program has prevented 2,854 metric tons of phosphorus from leaving the EAA. Just west of the EAA, in the 170,000acre C-139 Basin, a BMP program has been in place for the past 10 years. In November 2010, the program requirements were enhanced to better control the nutrient runoff. For the Water Year 2014 monitoring period, data show the actual mass of phosphorus discharged from the basin during that time was 28 metric tons. Ongoing work continues to focus on improving phosphorus reductions in this basin, which historically has reported elevated nutrient levels in its soils and runoff. Water leaving the EAA and C-139 Basin receives additional treatment in one of several Stormwater Treatment Areas (STAs) before entering the Everglades. These constructed wetlands are filled with native vegetation and use green technology to further reduce phosphorus levels. Since 1994, the network of five STAs south of Lake Okeechobee currently with 57,000 acres of effective treatment area have treated 14.8 million acre-feet of water and retained approximately 1,874 metric tons of phosphorus that would have otherwise entered the Everglades. Last year, the STAs treated approximately 1.3 million acre-feet of water, retaining 81 percent of phosphorus from water flowing through the treatment cells. Through the end of April 2014, more than 4,582 metric tons of phosphorus have been prevented from entering the Everglades through treatment wetlands and the BMP program combined. Overall, Florida has invested more than $1.8 billion to improve Everglades water quality since 1994. Additional improvements in Everglades water quality are being achieved by Governor Scotts Restoration Strategies initiative, which includes more than 6,500 acres of STA expansions and construction of 116,000 acre-feet of additional water storage. 15 THE RIVER AUGUST 22, 2014Send your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com Blood Drive HealthPark Medical Center will host a blood drive on Thursday, August 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Friday, August 29 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. All blood collected remains in Lee Memorial Health System to serve the community. All donors will be treated to a meal in the atrium, catered by Carrabbas, including Penne Pomodoro and focaccia bread. Donors will also receive a free T-shirt. For more information about donation requirements, call 343-2333.


THE RIVER AUGUST 22, 201416 Irish Dancers Performby Di SaggauThe August program for Continental Womens Club provided members and guests an opportunity to enjoy dancers from Kellyn Celtic Arts. The students ranged in age from 10 to 19 and they absolutely won over the crowd with their intricate footwork, beautiful outfits and sparkling personalities. Kimberly Kelly Knaub gave a brief history of the dance and explained each number. The dancers performed with both hard shoes, which make sounds similar to tap shoes, and soft shoes, which are similar to ballet slippers. Dancers stiffen their upper bodies while performing quick, intricate footwork. The dancers have won numerous levels of competition. Knaub said, We have carefully crafted our own unique niche here in Southwest Florida, with an abiding love and respect for Irish dance. Passing the dance on to future generations is our way to helping to preserve and celebrate the richness and beauty of the vibrant Irish culture, which is our heritage. Continental Womens Club meets the first Thursday of every month at Colonial Country Club. The next meeting is September 4 and will feature a program by Kathleen Callanan talking about advancements in DNA testing. Lunch is $19 and reservations are necessary. Continental is a social and philanthropic organization. For more information, call Margie Connor at 561-8973. Kellyn Celtic Arts Irish stepdancers show style during their performance Call For ArtistsArtFest Fort Myers, Southwest Floridas premier fine art festival, is announced the poster/T-shirt competition for the 2015 festival. This competition is open to all professional artists, explained Sharon McAllister, executive director. Our commemorative poster and T-shirt always feature inspiring original artwork and we encourage any artist, not just those applying to participate in ArtFest Fort Myers 2015, to submit their artwork for poster/T-shirt consideration. The artist whose work is selected for the poster/T-shirt will be featured in a broad range of print, online and VIP promotions preceding festival weekend, and continuing throughout the year, as well as a free booth space at ArtFest Fort Myers 2015, a complimentary three-night stay at our host hotel, plus an invitation to join us at ArtFest Fort Myers 2016 and much more. It was an honor to be chosen as the ArtFest Fort Myers Poster Artist, said Tara Grim about her 2014 experience. This is a fabulous show with amazing crowds, who just loved and supported my artwork. The poster was heavily promoted before and during the festival and is still being advertised today. Many months later, it is exciting that my work is still being recognized as that of the ArtFest Fort Myers Poster Artist. Submissions for this contest must represent original artwork, in a theme that reflects Southwest Florida and is appealing to a broad audience. For more information, visit www.ArtFestFortMyers. com and click on Poster Contest or call 768-3602 Proceeds from the sales of the commemorative poster and T-shirt help to support the ArtFest Fort Myers art education outreach programs The After School Art Clubs, the Boys and Girls Art Club at Shady Oaks, The Visiting Artist Program and Art Supply Grants. ArtFest Fort Myers takes place on February 6, 7 and 8, 2015 in the Fort Myers River District. Playhouse To Present Four Staged ReadingsGulfshore Playhouse will begin its 2014-15 season with the 2nd annual New Works Festival, scheduled to take place from September 1 to 7. The week-long festival will bring together a tram of actors and directors, and will allow each of the four playwrights the opportunity to hone their play and then present their work to an audience in a staged reading. The four finalists that will be featured are Rust On Bone by Bianca Sams, Harlowe by Jennifer Lane, Doublewide by Stephen Spotswood and Shepherds Bush by Scott C. Sickles. As a part of Gulfshore Playhouses dedication to fostering New Works, they are proud to join the National New Play Network as an associate member. The National New Play Network is the countrys alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production and continued life of new plays. They strive to pioneer, implement and disseminate ideas and programs that revolutionize the way theaters collaborate to support new plays and playwrights. I am pleased to be able to participate in this important step in the birth of a new play with our 2nd New Works Festival. Additionally, I am thrilled that Gulfshore Playhouse will be joining the National New Play Network. This organization is doing great things to support the work of American playwrights, and we are proud to now be a part of that, stated Kristen Coury, founder and producing artistic director of Gulfshore Playhouse, who will be directing Doublewide and Shepherds Bush. Rust On Bone and Harlowe will be directed by Louis Tyrrell, who founded Florida Stage, a LORT theatre in Palm Beach County, in 1987. Dedicated exclusively to the development and production of new work in American theatre, Florida Stage was an important nurturing ground for some of the best new plays being written today. Under his guidance, the company produced more than 150 new works over 24 years, many of which have enjoyed rich and rewarding production lives throughout the country. Tyrrell is currently the artistic director for The Theatre at Arts Garage in Delray Beach. Rust On Bone by Bianca Sams will be read on Thursday, September 4 at 8 p.m. What would you do to stop a massacre? Devra, a psycho-analyst working with returning Iraq and Afghanistan soldiers, is confronted by the angry husband of one of her patients. This confrontation will test Devras limits, both personally and professionally. This mysterious and compelling drama is an incisive look at the fallout of war, the cycle of violence, and the far-reaching consequences of the decisions people make. Harlowe by Jennifer Lane will be read on Friday, September 5 at 8 p.m. Looking at her life from the confines of her bathtub, Harlowe struggles to heal and find her place in the world, following a personal tragedy that has caused her to lose her sense of touch. This poetic and deeply personal family drama juxtaposes compassionate humor with deep sadness. Full of metaphysical intensity, this play invites us to feel with every fiber of our being. Doublewide by Stephen Spotswood will be read on Saturday, September 6 at 8 p.m. Enter Big Jims doublewide trailer. Its not much, but its home. As outside forces close in to try and push Big Jim and his family off their land, he must decide how far he is willing to go. How hard would you fight to save your home? This heartfelt drama delves into themes of family, what really matters in life, and that most tenuous and beautiful of things, the American Dream. Shepherds Bush by Scott C. Sickles will be read on Sunday, September 7 at 3 p.m. Enter another age, in a country where being different was unacceptable, and at a time when appearances were all that mattered. Based on the private life of acclaimed novelist EM Forster, this elegant play takes us on a decades long journey of love and loss through a life that cannot be defined by fame alone. Tickets for the 2nd annual New Works Festival are on sale now. Tickets for an individual reading are $15. Package pricing is $25 for 2 readings, $35 for three readings, and $45 for all four readings. For tickets, visit www.gulfshoreplayhouse. org or call 1-866-811-4111. All readings are presented at The Norris Center, 755 8th Avenue South in Naples. Nervous Nellies is a casual, family-fun restaurant that boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, over-stuffed sandwiches and entres. Dine in airconditioned comfort or outside on Nellies expansive waterfront patio. Happy hour all day. Grab a bite to eat or drink and swing to the beats of live reggae, rock and island music from the areas premier musical talent. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier, and happy hour is all day, every day. Parking for your car or boat for free for patrons. The GPS coordinates are 26.41 N 81.18 W. 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach at the Fort Myers Historic Seaport at Nervous Nellies Marina. Call 463-8077. Formerly known as the Sunshine Seafood Cafe and Lounge, Sunshine Grille serves all of your favorite dishes for lunch and dinner. In addition to its previous menu, the restaurant is also serving gourmet flat breads prepared in a wood fire stove with fresh oak. Wood-fired steaks fill out the menu, including a ribeye and a porterhouse, to go along with our famous wood-fired filet mignon. Happy hour and live music are featured daily. 8700 Gladiolous Drive, Fort Myers. Call 489-2233. SUNSHINE GRILLEFrom page 9Fort Myers Fare


17 THE RIVER AUGUST 22, 2014 ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 Enjoy unobstructed sunsets from this two-building, A Dark Comedy At Lab Theaterby Di SaggauSigns in the lobby at Laboratory Theater of Florida warn theater-goers that their current production Mr. Marmalade contains strong language and adult themes. While you wont want to take any youngsters to see this production, adults will find this black comedy about Lucy, a four-yearold girl with a very active imagination, quite entertaining. Lucy (Stella Ruiz) has an imaginary friend, Mr. Marmalade (Trevor Jack), who doesnt have much time for her, not to mention he beats up his personal assistant, has a cocaine addiction and penchant for pornography. Lucys only friend is Larry (Connor Zerilla), a 5-year-old who has the youngest suicide attempt in the history of New Jersey. Their scenes together are some of the best in the show. Wait til you see the imaginary heart transplant surgery that takes place between the two, while playing Doctor. It takes a lot of skill for an adult to play a very young child. Ruiz and Zerilla do a terrific job with their mannerisms and facial expressions. Lucy is a lonely little girl, a child of divorce with too much access to adult television shows. Shes a precocious and troubled toddler with an outlandishly adult vocabulary and fantasy life. When her Mom (Dana Lynn Frantz) asks How do I look?, Lucy replies, Easy. Bradley (Michael Lee Bridges), Mr. Marmalades personal assistant, is another one of Lucys imaginary characters. The only other person who sees her imaginary friends is Larry. The play is a savage look at what it takes to grow up in difficult times. Mom is more interested in men than she is in her daughter. The baby sitter (also played by Frantz) is in the same class. Playing the boyfriend is Dallas Stobb, who is also one of the talking plants. And yes, those are more imaginary friends of the toddlers. Mr. Marmalade is anything but sweet but its well worth seeing. Its directed by Ken Bryant and plays through August 30 at Laboratory Theater of Florida, located at 1634 Woodford Avenue in the Fort Myers River District. Tickets are available at laboratorytheaterflorida.com or by calling 218-0481. From page 1Theatre Conspiracy Seaon Opening He approves more of the marriage than he does of her wedding dress. When Toby talks about how marriage should be like the Olympics with an opening and closing ceremony, he has the audience in stitches. Peter Quilter is a West End and Broadway playwright whose plays have been translated into 27 languages and performed in over 40 countries. His trilogy of one-act comedies runs through August 30 at Theatre Conspiracy in the Foulds Theatre at Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. For tickets go to theatreconspiracy.org or call 936-3239. FGCU Gallery Opens Fall ExhibitHarvey Littleton: No Secrets is the first fall exhibition at the Main Gallery at Florida Gulf Coast University. The exhibit features approximately 40 prints highlighting the life and work of the pioneering American glass artist and printmaker Harvey Littleton (1922-2013) as well as numerous artists who worked at his studios. On Thursday, August 21, there is a gallery talk by curators John Loscuito and Andy Owen begins at 5 p.m., followed by a reception until 8 p.m. The Main Gallery is in the Arts Complex at FGCU, located at 10501 FGCU Boulevard in Fort Myers.The exhibit showcases a promised gift to the University from Littletons daughter, Carol Littleton Shay. With her pledge of more than 70 works from the studios, FGCUs collection becomes a prominent resource for students and the community. Sons Of Confederate VeteransOn Saturday, August 23, the Major WM Footman Camp #1950 Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold its regular monthly meeting at the Smoke N Pit BBQ, 1641 North Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers. The optional lunch begins at 11 a.m. and the meeting begins at noon. This months guest speaker is Dr. Ted Childress, who will give a program on the Confederate Indians. The CSA Indians were comprised of the Choctaw, Creek, Chicksaw, Cherokee and Seminole tribes. Dr. Childress will expand upon this important part of history.For more information, contact Commander Robert Gates at 332-2408. Dr. Ted Childress will discuss the Confederate Indians at this months meeting Brendon Powers Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER AUGUST 22, 201418 Library ProgramsLakes RegionalNext months roster of activities at Lakes Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults English Caf 6 p.m. Mondays, September 8, 15 and 22 Practice English with English Caf, a free, conversation session for adult ESOL and ESL students. Each 90-minute session provides adult learners an opportunity to practice speaking English with native speakers. Participants may start at any time. Advanced registration is not necessary. Book Discussion: Schroder by Amity Gaige 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 16 Read and discuss this novel by Amity Gaige. Alternately lovesick and ecstatic, Amity Gaiges deftly imagined novel offers a profound meditation on history and fatherhood, and the many identities we take on in our lives those we are born with and those we construct for ourselves. Registration is required. Family Toddler Storytime 10 a.m. Wednesdays, September 3, 10, 17 and 24 Children 2 years old and their caregivers participate in song, fingerplays and short stories. The success of this age group depends on adult participation and encouragement. Toddler storytime lasts approximately 30 minutes. Family Storytime 11 a.m. Wednesdays, September 3, 10, 17 and 24 This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required. Baby-Parent Rhyme Time 10 a.m. Mondays, September 8, 15 and 22 Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby. These rhymes and songs are for infants, up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce rhyming and movement to infants. Registration is required. Parent Workshop: How The Library Can Help Your Child Succeed 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 23 The library offers so many resources to help children with school work. Come and learn about how to find homework help, e-resources, where to find important books and what the librarians can help with! This workshop is designed for parents, but children may attend. Registration begins September 2. Children Preschool Storytime 11 a.m. Mondays, September 8, 15 and 22 Preschoolers (ages 3 to 5) attend this storytime independently while parents or caregivers wait nearby in the library building. This storytime includes activities that require more participation and a longer attention span. Each preschool storytime lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required. Reading Academy 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, September 3, 10, 17 and 24 Books + games = fun! Come to the library each week for new stories and exciting activities. This program is designed for children who can read and write. For children in kindergarten to fifth grade. Sponsored by the Friends of Lakes Regional Library. Registration is not required, but it is limited to 15 participants. Special Needs Storytime 10 a.m. Saturday, September 6 This storytime emphasizes books, music and sensory experiences designed for children with special needs. The librarys welcoming environment will create a positive experience for children. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver, who will be an active participant in the program. Class size is limited to 10 children, plus their parents or caregivers. For children from 3 to 12 years old with special needs. Registration begins three weeks prior to event. Preschool STEM: Science 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 11 Calling all curious kiddos. This new program series will explore the fun side of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). This months session will focus on hands-on science for children ages 3 to 5 years with their caregivers. Bring the curiosity; the library will supply the rest. Sponsored by the Friends of Lakes Regional Library. Registration began August 21. Kids Read Down Fines 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 13 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Bring your library card with you. Your library card or library card number is required in order to access your account. Pirate Week at Lakes Library September 15 to 20 Available during normal library operating hours: Monday to Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ahoy, landlubbers. Sail into the library for a pirate-themed activity each day this week. No registration necessary. For ages 2 to 12. Minecraft Party 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 16 Love Minecraft? Then come down to the library to bring those Minecraft skills into the real world. Create Minecraft crafts and play live action Minecraft with boxes, but watch out for creepers! For grades K to 5. Sponsored by the Friends of Lakes Regional Library. Registration begins August 26. Baby and Me! 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 29 This special interactive program is a play-date designed just for babies and their caregivers. Come discover lots of fun new literacy activities, rhymes and even a craft that you and your baby can continue to enjoy at home. For ages 0 to 23 months. Sponsored by the Friends of Lakes Regional Library. Registration begins September 8. 3... 2... 1... Blast Off Into Science 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 30 Aim for the stars with out of this world astronomy activities and crafts. For grades K to 5. Sponsored by the Friends of Lakes Regional Library. Registration begins September 9. Teens Kids Read Down Fines 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 13 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Bring your library card with you. Your library card or library card number is required in order to access your account. The Lakes Regional Library is located at 15290 Bass Road in Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4000. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.leelibrary. net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. Library ProgramsDunbar Jupiter Hammon LibraryThe Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library is offering the following free program for families in September: Family Family Storytime 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, September 3, 10, 17 and 24 This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. The Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library is located at 3095 Blount Street in Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4150. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.leelibrary. net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. Library ProgramsNorth Fort MyersNext months roster of activities at North Fort Myers Public Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults Books & Bites 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 8 Join this monthly social hour. Discuss any books in any format, or movies of interest. Whether given a rant or a rave, it will be fun to talk about. The library provides the coffee and refreshments, attendees provide the enthusiasm. Book Discussion: Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin 2 p.m. Thursday, September 18 After his most prized possession is stolen, A.J. Fikry begins to lose hope in continuing on. On a fateful day, A.J. receives a package that has the ability to change his life in ways he never imagined. Family Family Storytime 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, September 3, 10, 17 and 24 This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required. Baby-Parent Rhyme Time 11 a.m. Thursday, September 4 Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby. These rhymes and songs are for infants, up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce rhyming and movement to infants. Registration is required. Children & Teens Kids Read Down Fines 4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays, September 4 and 18 2 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, September 13 and 27 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Bring your library card with you. Your library card or library card number is required in order to access your account. The North Fort Myers Public Library is located at 2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE in North Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4320. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.leelibrary. net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


19 THE RIVER AUGUST 22, 2014 Red Sox Donate To Local CharitiesThe Boston Red Sox recently donated $7,500 to three local nonprofits as a follow-up to its fourth annual week of giving back to communities in Southwest Florida. In February, Red Sox uniformed personnel and front-office staff spent two afternoons volunteering with Child Care of Southwest Florida, Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. and Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. Red Sox volunteers were involved in a variety of activities at each location including planting, trimming and general clean up of a butterfly garden, interacting with youth, helping stuff emergency weekend backpacks with food for local students and helping collect donations. Each of these organizations received a donation of $2,500. For many years we have supported various fundraisers in Southwest Florida, and four years ago, we began adding additional activities to highlight the good work of organizations in Lee County that, every day, are serving people here who are most in need, said Katie Haas, senior director of Florida business operations for the Red Sox. This year, we branched out even farther into the community to celebrate the third year of JetBlue Park and Fenway South and spend time helping even more of our community neighbors. The Red Sox Foundation is a 501(c)3 and the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox. The foundations primary focus locally is in serving the health, education, recreation and social service needs of children and families across Southwest Florida. From left, Tom Feurig, president and CEO of Goodwill, Katie Haas of the Boston Red Sox and Beth Lobdell of Child Care of Southwest Florida Bus Trip To Miami Dolphins Home OpenerThe Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce announced another exciting road trip to visit our friends at the Sun Life Stadium. They have reserved 100 seats for the Miami Dolphins home-opener game, on Sunday, September 7 vs. the New England Patriots. The chamber is offering these discounted tickets to their members for $115 per person, including transportation to and from the game, and a catered lunch from Mangia Bene. The game starts at 1 p.m., and participants will be tailgating beforehand. The chamber has reserved our own transportation this time around, so alcohol will be allowed on the ride down. To reserve your seats, email admin@ fortmyers.org with the form completely filled out. Reservations will be made on a first come, first serve basis and will be taken in the order of which the form with credit card or payment attached is received. No phone calls will be accepted and reservations will only be taken via email. A confirmation email will be sent to you by email once your form has been received and payment has been processed. All tickets purchased are nonrefundable. The Tarnishing Of Notre Dames Gold Dome Following Latest Football Suspensionsby Ed FrankYou could almost see tears in the eyes of Notre Dames famous Touchdown Jesus following the announcement last week that four Irish football players had been suspended for alleged academic cheating. The blockbuster allegations are the latest in a lengthy list of suspensions and incidents that have shaken the foundation of the football program under the four-year watch of coach Brian Kelly. Before we examine the problems at Notre Dame, perhaps an even bigger question is whether the situation is rampant throughout college athletics and is being buried for fear of jeopardizing the billion dollar world of collegiate sports? To the credit of Notre Dame, the suspected academic improprieties by the four football players were brought to light by the university itself rather than by an outside whistle blower or the NCAA. Notre Dame President the Rev. John J. Jenkins stated there would be a thorough investigation of the alleged cheating that could lead to the forfeiting of games if found it had been ongoing. Although not revealing the specifics, reportedly the suspected fraud involves the preparation of homework and papers for the four athletes by others. The disturbing allegations add to the litany of incidents that have occurred during Kellys tenure: 2010 Saint Marys College student Lizzy Seebergs suicide following an alleged sexual assault by Irish player Prince Shembo. 2010 Declan Sullivan, a manager for the football team, died when a scissor lift on which he was filming practice toppled over in high winds. His death cast a pall over the 2010 season. 2011 Star receiver Michael Floyd was arrested and charged with a DUI. He was arrested, suspended from the team and later reinstated. 2012 The start of the season in Ireland began without the services of quarterback Tommy Rees and linebacker Carlos Calabrese after they were arrested at an off-campus party. 2013 Quarterback Everett Golson was suspended for the season for academic fraud. 2014 Receiver DaVaris Daniels suspended for the spring semester for an academic issue. And now Daniels again along with cornerback KeiVarae Russell, defensive lineman Ishaq Williams and linebacker Kendall Moore have been suspended from the team indefinitely pending the outcome of the investigation. Many now question whether Kelly is recruiting the type of players that will adhere to the long-standing demands of Notre Dame academics. This pattern of problems year after year certainly is alarming. The buck stops at Kelly. Youve got to wonder if hell be the next to go? Playoff-bound Miracle Enter Final Two Weeks of Regular Season Regardless of the outcome of the final two weeks of the regular season, the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team has qualified for post-season play for the second straight year. The Miracle captured the Florida State League South Division title for the current seasons first-half, thus assuring the team a playoff slot. The Miracle took the identical route to the league playoffs a year ago, losing to Charlotte in the semi-finals. Two consecutive years of division titles is testimony to the leadership of Miracle Manager Doug Mientkiewicz and his staff considering the constant movement of team personnel which is the trademark of Minor League baseball. Fort Myers began the week with a second-half record of 33-24 after posting a 4-3 record for the past week. This left the team in third-place, 2-1/2 games behind Bradenton. The schedule calls for the team to play 11 of its final 13 games on the road, six at Bradenton, three at Charlotte and two at Charlotte. The two homes games remaining are next Thursday and Friday against Jupiter. These will be played at JetBlue Park on East Daniels Parkway due to the remodeling of Hammond Stadium. Gold Ribbon Classic Golf TournamentCandlelighters of Southwest Florida 20th Annual Gold Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament will take place on Saturday, September 20 at Bonita Bay Club East, 3700 Wildwood Boulevard in Naples. The funds raised at the event assist local children with cancer or blood disorders and their family members throughout the childs treatment. The Gold Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament is a professionally-run outing and is open to the public. Explore the various sponsorship opportunities or grab those golf clubs and tee up fore the kids. Pre-registration is required. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. There are challenging games on the course, a putting contest and a selection of raffle items available.Continued on page 22 Brian Kelly


THE RIVER AUGUST 22, 201420 The Calendar Girls 2015 CalendarThe Calendar Girls have released their 2015 calendar, which makes a great gift and helps provide a miracle with a tail to a deserving American veteran through the Paws For Patriots Program of Southeastern Guide Dogs. The Calendar Girls have been sponsoring guide dogs for veterans since 2006.Get your calendar today by calling 850-6010 or visit www.calendargirlsflorida.com. The Calendar Girls Target Volunteers Day Of CaringLocal Target store employees made a difference in our community through a United Way of Caring at Harry Chapin Food Bank. The team packaged meals that will be distributed to hungry families through local food pantries. Target employees did a fantastic job of repacking 1,800 pounds of rice and beans into 1,500 meals for pantry shelves, said Tanya Phillips of the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Target team members had a great time at Harry Chapin Food Bank working as a team preparing the meals and bonding with each other while volunteering our time to give back, added Brooklyne Berry, executive team leader for Target. The United Ways Days of Caring is a year-round program, coordinated by the United Way Volunteer Center which matches businesses desire to help with the needs of the community. Since April 2008, many local groups and companies have participated including BB&T, Publix Super Markets, Fifth Third Bank, Chicos and Rasmussen College. Target team members demonstrate the power of individuals to mobilize and create remarkable change, said Cliff Smith, president of the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee. Its clear to see that Target employees truly care about our community. The United Way Volunteer Center connects individuals and companies to volunteer opportunities throughout our community. Contact the United Way Volunteer Center by calling 433-2000 ext. 260 Target volunteers at the Harry Chapin Food Bank FSW Professor Becomes Board Certified ProFlorida SouthWestern State College (FSW) professor, Terry McVannelErwin, PhD has received a new credential as a Human Services Board Certified Professional (HS-BCP) from the Center for Credentialing and Education. Dr. Erwin is the first FSW professor to earn this credential. We are very proud of Dr. Erwin for earning this prestigious credential, said Marie A. Collins, RDH, MS, EdD Dean, School of Health Professions at FSW. Dr. Erwin has many certifications and licenses in addition to this recent classification, and we are honored to have her work with the students at FSW. In addition to earning her HS-BCP, Dr. Terry Erwin, PhD is a licensed mental health counselor, a nationally certified counselor, a hypnotherapist, a clinical supervisor and a certified addictions professional. Cary Named To Deans ListClark Cary, a resident of Fort Myers, was named to the Deans List for the spring 2014 semester at Samford Universitys Cumberland School of Law. Back To School Technology On A BudgetGoodwill Tech Zone offers refurbished computers, laptops, monitors, parts and accessories for a fraction of the r egular price. Goodwill Tech Zone is located at 5100 Tice Street in Fort Myers (inside the Goodwill Outlet Center). Call 694-8754 for hours and additional information. erry McVannel-Erwin, PhD All-Academic Team AwardsFlorida SouthWestern College (FSW) student leaders received the Florida Community College Activities Association (FCSAA) All-Academic Team Award. Twenty-nine FSW students received the award and recognition. The FSW recipients are Alma Benitez, Anastasia Ermolova, Arpalicho Cocco, Asma Saheed, Austin English, Barbara Clifford, Biagio Malarae, Brian Gilmore, Brianna Hackbarth, Dena Hoover, Guadalupe Lopez, Hailey Queen, Ivan Guerrero, Jenny Ngo, Joe Garita, Joshua Freiberg, Leticia Gil Villagomez, Marline Faustin, Martha Vilcin, Michael Morsey, Miesha Lott, Natalie Artimez, PetaGaye Spencer, Rogelio Guzman-Ramos, Samantha Martinez, Scot Kirkpatrick, Shanora Maxime, Steven Zavier and Timothy Effrem. Our student leaders work hard to provide exceptional college experiences for their fellow students, said Sue Buntic, assistant director of student engagement at FSW. We are thrilled that they have been recognized for the efforts they put forth while maintaining excellent grades. This award recognizes the academic achievements of students participating in various student clubs and organizations. Students must meet the criteria provided, which includes serving as a student leader in a college club or organization as well as maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher while taking a minimum of 18 semester hours in the current academic year. Visit www.FSW.edu for more information. National Dog DayThe Gulf Coast Humane Society (GCHS) and the All American Pet Resort, 14579 Global Parkway, Fort Myers, are partnering for National Dog Day. On August 26, the All American Pet Resorts Fort Myers location will donate proceeds from the days sales to the GCHS. Adoptable dogs will be on site from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Were honored the All American Pet Resort chose the GCHS to partner with for National Dog Day, said Courtney Piggott, events and marketing manager for the GCHS. Kathy Kresge, owner of the All American Pet Resort said, Were hoping to not only raise a lot of money for the GCHS, but for at least one adoption as well. According to NationalDogDay.com: National Dog Day is celebrated August 26 annually and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. For more information, call 332-0364 or email Courtney@gulfcoasthumanesociety.org.


21 THE RIVER AUGUST 22, 2014 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, I know how important learning vocabulary is for kids. I want to help my middle school son start the new school year off right with his vocabulary work but we dont have a lot of study time at the end of the day. Do you have any good ways to study vocabulary that are quick but work? Courtney L., Fort Myers, Florida Courtney, You are absolutely correct about vocabulary being important. Students with small vocabularies are more likely to struggle with reading, have difficulty understanding content, and can be seriously at risk for academic failure. Getting vocabulary words into long-term memory is vital to helping students understand and remember content. The Common Core State Standards have set the bar high for vocabulary so its more important than ever. Middle school teacher and author Marilee Sprenger says, If we can explicitly teach about 300 words per year to our students, it can make a big difference in their vocabularies. Some students will learn about 3,000 or 4,000 words per year due to the literacy that surrounds them, while others have limited access and will only learn 1,000. Imagine how much you will be helping those students who have limited outside access to greater vocabulary. Sprenger says that vocabulary can be taught successfully in a 10-minute block and has published several 10-minute learning activities for teachers to use. I have adapted these for parents. Some of these activities can even be practiced while you are driving to school and they are listed below. Say a word from the list and have your student respond with both a synonym and antonym for the vocabulary word. Keep going until your 10 minutes are up. Ask your student to write or speak a sentence of 10 or 12 words demonstrating their understanding of one of the vocabulary words. Repeat until your time is up or you may want to practice the entire list for the week. Ask your son (and other children) to act out one or more of the weeks vocabulary words. This may be enough fun to go beyond 10 minutes. Have your student draw a picture or symbol representing a word and have them explain their picture to you telling how it symbolizes the word chosen. Since these activities are rather unique, its quite probable that your son will remember the words he studies in these unconventional ways. Highly verbal children need one to two repetitions to learn new material, typical learners need somewhere between five to 10 repetitions of material to learn it and students who struggle with learning new information may need as many as 20 to 30 repetitions of new material to learn it successfully. The above activities give you some options for study and review that will help. Shelley Greggs is adjunct faculty at Florida SouthWestern State College, where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also a 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. Grant Money Available To Florida TeachersPre-K, elementary, middle and high school teachers can grow their project budgets for their classrooms by teaching their students about agriculture. Florida Farm Bureau Federation is offering multiple $250 mini-grants to certified Florida educators who are engaged in classroom instruction at the pre-K to 12th grade levels for the 2014-15 school year. The grants will be awarded for up to $250 for original and creative activities or programs that increase the understanding of agriculture among both students and educators. Agriculture has no subject boundaries, said Florida Farm Bureau Womens Leadership Coordinator Michael Rogalsky. We encourage teachers to think outside the box when integrating agriculture into their curriculum. Subject areas such as social studies, math, language arts and science are all important to agriculture and teachers that build agriculture into these subjects are encouraged to apply for the grant. Grant applications are due October 1. Recipients of the grant will be notified no later than November 15 via email. Educators can apply for the grant by visiting www.floridafarmbureau.org/programs/teacher_mini_grants. The Mini-Grant Program is part of the Florida Farm Bureau Womens Leadership Committees commitment to support agricultural education in classrooms across Florida. A total of up to $9,500 will be awarded in mini-grants throughout the 2014-15 school year. Last year, 42 Florida teachers received grant funding for their agricultural projects. Florida Farm Bureau has awarded more than $150,000 in total grants toward promoting agriculture in the classroom since the programs inception in 1998. Florida Farm Bureau is the states largest general agricultural organization, represents more than 147,000 memberfamilies. Auction Raises $1.31 Million For Public SchoolsFlorida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced last week the 2014 Unclaimed Property Auction raised $1.31 million for Floridas public schools. The highest grossing item was a Cartier platinum and diamond watch that sold for $24,000. I am very proud of our Bureau of Unclaimed Property for organizing a successful auction that raised more than $1 million to help Floridas public schools, said Atwater. Our teams tireless work to reunite Floridians with their money and property for the betterment of families, our economy and schools is tremendous. The unclaimed property auction consisted of more than 60,000 items from abandoned safe deposit boxes that had remained unclaimed despite years of exhaustive efforts to locate the owners. Should a property owner discover that he or she owned an item that was auctioned, however, the proceeds from the sale can be claimed any time at no cost. Since taking office in 2011, Atwater and his Bureau of Unclaimed Property have paid 1.2 million claims, returning $804 million to Florida citizens and businesses. This amount represents 34 percent of all funds returned since the programs inception in 1961. Unclaimed money, including the earnings from auctions, is deposited into the state school fund, where, until claimed, it is used for public education. FGCU Receives Gold Rating For SustainabilityFlorida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) has received a STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. The program takes into account environmental, social and economic factors that contribute to long-term resiliency and evaluates the university in four categories: operations, academics, engagement, and planning and administration. Ratings are based on quantitative values, such as the percentage of energy produced from renewable sources, as well as qualitative indicators including healthy community partnerships, participation in public policy and student organizations focused on sustainability. Developed by and for the higher education community, the STARS scorecard provides a framework for internal benchmarking as well as comparisons with peer institutions. STARS helps FGCU set and meet sustainability goals, said Katie Leone, FGCUs sustainability coordinator. It is a collaborative platform through which we learn from other institutions and are acknowledged for leadership. FGCU has been a dedicated AASHE member since 2006, when it was one of only 50 institutions that participated in the STARS pilot. The university earned a Silver rating in 2011 and is now the first STARS 2.0 Gold-rated institution in the state of Florida. The recognition affirms FGCUs commitment to pursuing and maintaining best practices in sustainability, according to President Wilson G. Bradshaw. Since first opening our doors to students in 1997, Florida Gulf Coast University has been recognized as a leader for incorporating sustainability into our curriculum, student engagement opportunities, and campus operations, said Bradshaw.The STARS Gold rating is an important affirmation of the longstanding commitment and actions by our students, faculty and staff, and we are pleased to be honored by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. The university scored well in all four categories and particularly excelled in academics, where it received 54 of 58 possible points. Most departments are engaged in sustainability research or incorporate sustainability themes in curriculum. FGCUs students regularly use the campus as a living laboratory through colloquium projects, internships and research. These experiences provide hands-on learning opportunities and integrate students into the operational aspects of the institution. Other factors that contributed to FGCUs Gold rating: The university regularly participates in outreach campaigns and hosts events that promote sustainable living; 12 student organizations focus explicitly on the subject. FGCU students dedicate thousands of hours each year to service-learning projects in the community that promote sustainability. As an American College & Universities Presidents Climate Commitment signatory, FGCU regularly conducts greenhouse gas audits and climate action plans that contribute to its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050. The university actively pursues biodiversity. Endangered and vulnerable species and environmentally sensitive areas are monitored regularly, and FGCU has a comprehensive Integrative Pest Management Plan that utilizes native plants, minimizes chemical fertilizers and manages erosion. For more information, contact Katie Leone at 590-1507 or visit www.fgcu. edu/EHS. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER AUGUST 22, 201422 Members Join Homeless CoalitionThe staff and current board welcomed a pair of new board members to the Lee County Homeless Coalition. We are proud to announce the addition of two new members to our growing team, said William Rodriguez, chairman of the Lee County Homeless Coalitions board of directors.The coalitions board is committed to working with our partners in the community to reduce homelessness. Each of these new board members will help us make progress on that important mission. Mathew Visaggio is the founder and principal of Visaggio Community Consulting, which was formed in 2010 to develop stronger communities and a more interconnected region in Southwest Florida. Their goal is not simply profit, but mutual growth through strategic planning with focus on sharing resources, exploring nonprofit collaboration and ensuring fiscal responsibility. Visaggio is also a grant writer for Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. Dale Korzec is the vice president of BB&T Bank. He has served on the board of several non-profit organizations and has experience in working with community leaders on funding and donor development. New board members bring energy to our organization, said Janet Bartos, executive director of the Lee County Homeless Coalition. I look forward to working with each of them to help make lives better for those people who are hurting in our community. The Lee County Homeless Coalition is a non-profit organization comprised of community and faith-based service providers, local businesses, people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, and other advocates committed to ending homelessness. Their mission is to advocate, educate and promote awareness of issues and obstacles facing homeless individuals in Lee County through community collaboration, planning and implementing solutions. To learn more about how you can help join the fight against homelessness, contact Janet Bartos at 322-6600. For more information, visit www.leehomeless. org. Financial FocusWhats Smarter Paying Off Debts Or Investing?by Jennifer BaseyIt probably doesnt happen as much as youd like, but from time to time, you have some extra disposable income. When this happens, how should you use the funds? Assuming you have adequate emergency savings typically, three to six months worth of living expenses should you pay off debts, or fund your IRA or another investment account? Theres no one correct answer and the priority of these options may change, depending on your financial goals. However, your first step may be to consider what type of debt youre thinking of paying down with your extra money. For example, if you have a consumer loan that charges a high rate of interest and you cant deduct the interest payments from your taxes you might conclude that its a good idea to get rid of this loan as quickly as possible.Still, if the loan is relatively small, and the payments arent really impinging on your monthly cash flow that much, you might want to consider putting any extra money you have into an investment that has the potential to offer longer-term benefits. For instance, you might decide to fully fund your IRA for the year before tackling minor debts. (In 2014, you can contribute up to $5,500 to a traditional or Roth IRA, or $6,500 if youre 50 or older.)When it comes to making extra mortgage payments, however, the picture is more complicated. In the first place, mortgage interest is typically tax deductible, which makes your loan less expensive. Even beyond the issue of deductibility, you may instinctively feel that its best to whittle away your mortgage and build as much equity as possible in your home. But is that always a smart move? Increasing your home equity is a goal of many homeowners after all, the more equity you have in your home, the more cash youll get when you sell it. Yet, if your homes value rises which, admittedly, doesnt always happen you will still, in effect, be building equity without having to divert funds that could be placed elsewhere, such as in an investment. In this situation, its important to weigh your options. Do you want to lower your mortgage debts and possibly save on cumulative interest expenses? Or would you be better served to invest that money for potential growth or interest payments? Heres an additional consideration: If you tied up most of your money in home equity, you may well lose some flexibility and liquidity. If you were to fall ill or lose your job, could you get money out of your home if your emergency savings fund fell short? Possibly, in the form of a home equity line of credit or a second mortgage, but if you were not bringing in any income, a bank might not even approve such a loan no matter how much equity you have in your house. You may more easily be able to sell stocks, bonds or other investment vehicles to gain access to needed cash.Getting some extra money once in a while is a nice problem to have. Still, you wont want to waste the opportunity so, when choosing to pay down debts or put the money into investments, think carefully. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. United Way Launches New WebsiteThe United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties recently launched a new website, which serves as an easily navigable resource hub for users across four counties to get help and give help. The site enables users to directly access 211 services, locate United Way houses, discover more than 80 partner agencies and find free tax help, among other things. Volunteer opportunities, donation programs, fundraising event information and current news are also just a click away. In addition to offering quick, easy access to resources and ways to help, the website also provides a means for feedback and social networking tools to help the community get involved and stay informed. President Cliff Smith said, Our new web presence better reflects the mission of the United Way and enables us to reach the community in an unprecedented manner. Were excited that the site is so streamlined, easy to use and full of useful features, and Im confident it will help us to better fulfill our mission and continue to expand our reach to valuable partner agencies. The site also represents an opportunity for donors to directly see their money in action. Michelle Hudson, digital strategist for CONRIC PR & Marketing/Publishing and a United Way board member, said, Covering four counties, our local United Way needed a one-stop resource for locating services and opportunities to give, advocate and volunteer. The new website provides a simple, yet comprehensive way to get involved. Another important way to get involved is to provide feedback on the new site and join us on our Facebook page and Twitter feed. To better serve the community, development of a mobile website for The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee is near completion. For questions, comments and feedback about the new site, email michelle@conricpr. com. AppleJuiceiOS Tips For Apple Device Usersby Carol Rooksby Weidlich, President, SWACKSTyping Tips Undo and Redo Rather than using the backspace key to retype what youve typed, shake your iPhone and a menu appears at the bottom of the screen. By tapping the Undo Typing youll delete what you have typed. If you want to restore your typing shake your iPhone again and tap the Redo Typing. If the text had been pasted, shake to Undo Pasting. Return to the top Instead of scrolling up, tap the top bar of any app to scroll back to the top. Need to type in all upper case letters? Double tap the Shift Key and all the letters you type will be upper case. Privacy In a crowd and dont want others to see your messages? Then change your setting to private. Go to Settings > Notification Center > Messages and disable Show Preview. Now, only the senders ID-number or name is displayed. System You can easily swipe left or right from screen to screen. But did you know that theres a hidden page flip button? Theres a border between the home screen tool bar at the bottom and the wallpaper. Tap the border and you move through the screens. Invert screen colors for better nighttime viewing by going to Settings > General > Accessibility and turn on invert colors. This will make your screen black and text white. Receiving annoying phone and text messages? You can easily block these unwanted contacts by using the following steps. For text messages, tap on Contact in the top right corner of the screen. To the far right youll see the letter I in a circle. Tap on this icon, which will open the contact information. Tap Edit, scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap Block this Caller. These steps also work for block calls using FaceTime. Workshops are held the second Tuesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m., and meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m., with the exception of July and August at Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Road in Fort Myers. South West Florida Apple Computer Knowledge Society or SWACKS. For more information visit http://www. swacks.org/. From page 19Gold Ribbon Golf TournamentEntry fee is $150 for an individual player which includes 18 holes of golf with cart, range balls, golfers goodie bags, buffet lunch with awards presentation immediately following play. To register or for additional information. visit www. CandlelightersSWFL.org. Non-golfers can help too. Donate gift certificates, raffle prizes or items for the golfers goodie bags. Its a great way to show your support as well as promote your business and rewarding to know youre helping local children battling childhood cancer. Contact Candlelighters at 432-2223 or visit www. CandlelightersSWFL.org or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


23 THE RIVER AUGUST 22, 2014 deaRPharmacistIs Your Depression On And Off? by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I am saddened by the suicide of Robin Williams. Ive dealt with depression on and off for years, and I was wondering if you have any natural suggestions for me to ask my doctor about? LC, Gainesville, Florida When I hear a person say theyve battled depression on and off for a long period of time, I ask the question why it is on and off? Something you are eating, doing, or taking is impacting you so much so, that your mood is affected. Hormone imbalances are frequently the problem, especially estrogen and testosterone. Thyroid hormone is my specialty, and if it drops too low, you get depressed. When it moves into a healthy range, you feel happy and content. When I say normal range, I dont mean the normal reference range indicated on your lab test. My opinion is that the so-called normal range is based upon a sick and hypothyroid population. This may explain why you feel terrible, but your levels are normal. I dont go by labs, I go by clinical presentation. I adored Robin Williams, he was brilliant, and behind his smiling eyes and hysterical jokes, he battled depression for years. You may feel the same way as you read this today, and I am glad youre still holding on. Depression is one of those conditions that people judge. Here are some reasons for depression that you might explore with the help of your physician: Hypothyroidism and hypoadrenia Ive mentioned this one already, however, I want you to get a copy of my Thyroid Healthy book so you learn how to test properly. Testing and treatment is the key to your happiness. Also, do not take thyroid medicine until your adrenal glands are strong and healthy. You may need to be supported adaptogenic herbs, a healthy diet, relaxation and other stress reducers. The Pill Synthetic hormones for birth control or menopause reduce your bodys levels of B vitamins and minerals to the point where you cannot manufacture happy brain chemicals. A reduction in key neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine, dopamine and serotonin causes depression. It could be on and off as you describe. Statins and Binders We know these drugs reduce CoQ10, but do you realize they crash your ability to activate vitamin D? Ever heard of seasonal affective disorder, or SAD? That is often related to low D levels, so you might need D if you take cholesterol reducers. Medications Drugs mug lifesustaining nutrients. Ibuprofen steals folic acid, and diabetic drugs steal B12. Read my Drug Muggers book for more drug-induced nutrient depletions. If you take medications periodically, then you cant make neurotransmitters, then you deal with that on and off situation you describe. Infections Last on my list but huge news. Certain infections that we carry in our body can affect the brain. You can have bipolar, depression, insomnia and/ or anxiety because of Bartonella, Lyme, syphilis, HIV, fungal infections (and their mycotoxins), herpes and many others. Clearing the infection improves mood better than any prescribed antidepressant. 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. Yoga On The Beach OfferedJoin local instructor Becky Lang for Yoga On The Beach on Saturday morning, August 30 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Fort Myers Beach. The class is held on the sand just north of the pier. There isnt a more perfect place to practice yoga under the sun, in the sand with the sounds of the gulf waters nearby. This will be a Level 1 flow, suitable for most people. No pre-registration is required; just come to the beach a little before 8 a.m. that morning with your yoga mat, sunscreen and water. Parking is available nearby in the Times Square area. There is no set fee for this class, but donations are greatly appreciated. For more information, contact Becky Lang at 791-6538 or beckylang@comcast.net. To learn more about Becky Lang Fitness & Wellness, visit www. beckylang.com. Group yoga class offered on Fort Myers Beach Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, I volunteer at a local nursing home, visiting the patients and bringing a little of the outside world to them. I feel so sorry for some of these people because their families say that they are too busy and do not have time to visit. One resident has a visitor each Monday at 1 p.m. I asked the director who this woman was and could she be part of our volunteer team? I was surprised to hear that she is a paid visitor. The residents daughter is too busy to visit. What is happening in our society? Phyllis Dear Phyllis, Society is changing drastically and with increased longevity, many social and family problems have developed. Some people have had a family, but they are all scattered around the world and it is impossible for them to visit. Others are working, including the wives, in stressfilled occupations and also trying to raise children and rarely have the time to visit. This family is doing their best to work around their problems and is prepared to pay someone to make a friendly visit. You are doing a great volunteer service and the residents you visit are most fortunate; keep up the good work. Lizzie Dear Phyllis, Society is different now than what it was just a few years ago. You have no idea what stresses and difficulties that many of these families are facing, and I think you are judging based on your own standards. The family who is paying for a visitor to check on their parent or family member is showing concern and keeping up with their care and treatment. The family could just ignore this person and go on with their own lives. Increased longevity is fine if people are well and can enjoy their extra years, but it can also create problems if the older family member has multiple health problems. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Lecture On Skin CancerLee Memorial Health System and IBERIABANK Corporation continue the Health Plus Lecture Series with the topic of Skin Cancer: Learn to Prevent and Detect. The lecture will be on Tuesday, August 26 at the IBERIABANK branch at 9101 College Pointe Court in Fort Myers. A welcome reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the presentation starting at 6 p.m. This free lecture is open to the public, however, seating is limited. Reservations are requested by calling 3324440. Living in Southwest Florida makes everyone prone to the suns intensive rays. Even if you arent a golfer, boater or sports enthusiast, simply walking to your car can expose you to harmful rays. Skin cancer is the leading cause of cancer in the United States. Some of the nations highest incidences of melanoma and other skin cancers are reported in Florida. It is important to educate yourself about prevention methods and what to look for with changes in your skin. Sady Rego, an expert in skin cancer screenings and clinical dermatology, will will lead the discussion. Rego earned a bachelors degree in biology from the University of Florida and completed her PA education at the University of South Florida. For 13 years, she has been treating patients in Fort Myers and Cape Coral. Free cancer screenings will be offered at 5:30 p.m. Email your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


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PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. MOVIES: What sport was featured in the 2009 movie Invictus? 2. PSYCHOLOGY: What fear is represented in the condition known as hemophobia? 3. MUSIC: Which well-known 1979 song contained the lyrics, Its better to burn out than to fade away? 4. GEOGRAPHY: Which two countries surround the Dead Sea? 5. ANIMALS: How many muscles does a cat have in each ear? 6. MEDICINE: What does the old-fashioned medical term apoplexy refer to? 7. U.S. PRESIDENTS: When did U.S. Sen. John Glenn make an unsuccessful bid for the presidency? 8. CARS: Which car manufacturer had a hit with the 1955 Thunderbird? 9. GAMES: What color is the $20 bill in the game of Monopoly? 10. FOOD AND DRINK: What are the chief ingredients in a White Russian cocktail? TRIVIA TEST 1. Rugby 2. Fear of blood 3. My My, Hey Hey, by Neil Young 4. Israel and Jordan 5. 32 muscles that control the outer ear 6. Stroke 7. 1984 8. Ford 9. Green 10. Coffee liqueur, vodka and cream ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER AUGUST 22, 2014 My Stars FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 25, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Despite your Aries penchant for wanting to tackle a problem head-on, you might want to take a little more time to see how a current situation develops. It could surprise you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Taking on the role of peacemaker in a disruptive environment is a challenge. But you can do it. Just continue to have the same faith in yourself that so many others have in you. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Although your work schedule keeps you busy, you should make time to start preparing for that important upcoming family event youll want to celebrate in a special way. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Home is where the Moon Child wants to be early in the week. But by weeks end, a chance to travel raises her or his excitement level, and that of the lucky person who gets to go along. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Be careful not to be a copycat when dealing with someone who uses unfair or even unkind methods to reach a goal. As always, do the right thing the right way, and youll win in the end. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) An offer could have many good things attached to it that are not apparent at first glance, including a chance to move into another career area. You might want to check out its possibilities. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) With responsibilities surging both in the workplace and in the home, its important to prioritize how you deal with them. Be patient. Pressures will begin to ease starting early next week. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A positive reaction to a suggestion could indicate that youre on track for getting your message to the right people. Devote the weekend to catching up with the special people in your life. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A new attitude from those in charge could make things difficult for you unless you can accept the changes without feeling as if youre being pressured into doing so. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Family matters once again dominate much of the week. But dont neglect your workplace duties while you deal with them. An offer to help could come from a surprising source. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A difficult workplace situation begins to ease, but there still are matters that need to be dealt with before its fully resolved. Theres also a more positive turn in domestic relationships. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Dont let yourself be rushed into making a decision about an intriguing financial arrangement. Asking questions and checking it out now could pay off in a big way later on. BORN THIS WEEK: You might have a tendency to be more than a bit judgmental, but others understand it comes from a warm, loving heart. On Aug. 31, 1888, Mary Ann Nichols, the first victim of London serial killer Jack the Ripper, is found murdered. The police were at a complete loss for suspects. However, two letters alluded to facts known only to the police and the killer. These letters, signed Jack the Ripper, gave rise to the serial killers nickname. On Aug. 27, 1937, George E.T. Eyston breaks his own automobile land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, raising the mark to 345.49 mph. Eyston described his built-for-speed Thunderbolt as having two 2,000-horsepower Rolls Royce motors geared together. On Aug. 26, 1944, French Gen. Charles de Gaulle enters Paris, which had been formally liberated from the Germans the day before. As he entered the Place de lHotel, French collaborationists took a few sniper shots at him. On Aug. 28, 1955, while visiting family in Money, Mississippi, 14-year-old Emmett Till, a black from Chicago, is murdered for flirting with a white woman. His assailants -the womans husband and her brother -were found not guilty by an all-white jury that deliberated for less than an hour. On Aug. 29, 1962, Robert Frost leaves for the Soviet Union on a goodwill tour sponsored by the U.S. State Department in an effort to thaw Cold War relations. Frosts poetry has established his international reputation as Americans unofficial poet laureate. On Aug. 30, 1974, a train entering a Zagreb, Yugoslavia, station derails, killing 153 people. The train should have slowed to 30 mph as it approached the station; however, the engineers not only failed to slow the train, but went through a red signal at about 60 mph. On Aug. 25, 1985, Samantha Smith, the 13-year-old ambassador to the Soviet Union, dies in a plane crash. Smith was best known for writing to Soviet leader Yuri Andropov, who invited her to visit the Soviet Union. The Russian government responded to her death by issuing a stamp in her honor and naming a mountain after her. A newspaper reporter once asked General Charles de Gaulle, leader of the Free French Forces during World War II and later president of the French Fifth Republic, if he was happy. De Gaulle replied, What do you take me for, an idiot? If youre like a million other Americans, you admit to drinking Coke for breakfast. The next time youre planning a trip to Indiana, keep in mind that in that state it is illegal to talk behind a persons back or engage in spiteful gossiping. Its been claimed that prodigy William James Sidis had the highest IQ ever recorded (though any record of the test has been lost). At the age of 18 months, he was reading The New York Times; by the time he was 8, he had taught himself Latin, Greek, French, Russian, German, Hebrew, Turkish and Armenian and had invented his own language he called Vendergood. At the age of 11 he became the youngest person to enroll in Harvard University, and when he was 12 he lectured the Harvard Mathematical Club on four-dimensional bodies. He graduated cum laude at 16. If you wanted to circle the equator with one-dollar bills, it would take 257,588,120 of them. In 1889, a magazine called The Literary Digest made the following prediction: The ordinary horseless carriage is at present a luxury for the wealthy, and although its price will probably fall in the future, it will never, of course, come into as common use as the bicycle. Before Charlton Heston became a famous actor, he earned cash by serving as an artists model -and posed in the nude. When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one Ive never tried before. -Mae West THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 2012, Texas Yu Darvish became the fourth first-year pitcher to win at least 16 games and strike out 220 batters in a season. Name two of the first three. 2. Of three Yankee managers who guided the club at least 10 seasons, who had the best winning percentage: Joe McCarthy, Casey Stengel or Joe Torre? 3. Who is the only football player in NCAA Division I FBS history to surpass 4,000 yards rushing and 10,000 yards passing for a career? 4. Two NBA players since the 1985-86 season have had six consecutive games of at least 20 points, 50 percent shooting overall and 50 percent on 3-point field goals. Name them. 5. In how many NHL seasons has Jarome Iginla tallied at least 30 goals? 6. Who was the first American soccer player to reach 100 international caps? 7. Since 1900, which post position has had the most winners of the Kentucky Derby come? ANSWERS 1. Pete Alexander (1911), Herb Score (1955) and Dwight Gooden (1984). 2. McCarthy (.627 percentage), over Stengel (.623) and Torre (.605). 3. Colin Kaepernick, at the University of Nevada. 4. Larry Bird and Detlef Schrempf. 5. Twelve times in 17 seasons. 6. Marcelo Balboa, in 1995. 7. The No. 5 post has had 13 winning horses through 2014.


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CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29 THE RIVER AUGUST 22, 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 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 6/6 CC 8/29 FOR SALESNAKES FOR SALE1 male bumblebee ball python $385 1 female normal ball python $65 1 female childrens python $125 All are friendly and feed well. Call Chris at 239-233-3148 for more info.NS 8/8 NC TFN OFFICE DESKHON Double-Pedestal Desk, wood grain top, 60Wx30D, good condition, $200 OBO. Call the Island Sun at 395-1213 or stop by 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel.NS 8/22 CC TFN FICTITIOUS NAMENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under The ctitious name of SWFL MOBILE FOOT CARE, located in Lee County, FL with an address of 4391 Cortina Cir. Fort Myers FL 33916 is registering said name with The Division of Corporations of the Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated the 15th Day of August 2014 State: Florida Tender Loving Foot and Ankle Care NS 8/22 CC 8/22 FICTITIOUS NAME


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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 Hi, my name is Hamlin. The shelter is a big and busy place for a little guy like me. Im longing for a real home and family. In the meantime, Im getting ready to be the best little companion youve ever seen. I love other dogs and joining in play groups is my most favorite thing to do. The folks here tell me Im special and that my day will come. I cant wait. My adoption fee is $45 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Endless Summer Adoption Promotion. Are you looking for an adorable little companion with a sweet pixie face and personality to match? Look no more, Cristina is here! You can adopt me or any of my buddies for only $10 on BAMB (black and mostly black) Saturdays during August. Of course, all us kittens are cute but BAMB cats are special. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Cristina ID# 593062 Hamlin ID# 593667


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