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FREETake Me Home VOL. 13, NO. 34 AUGUST 29, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Highwaymen Exhibit To Open During Art WalkThere will be an opening reception for the exhibit Sons of the Sun: The Highwaymen during Art Walk on Friday, September 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibit will run through January 3 at the Southwest Florida Museum of History, 2031 Jackson Street in the Fort Myers River District. Explore the cultural impact of disenfranchised African-American outsider artists who emerged in the mid-1950s from their segregated Fort Pierce-area neighborhood to paint and sell their signature images of Florida landscapes and citrus groves. Lacking gallery representation, this loosely affiliated group of 26 artists forged their own style that encapsulated the idealized version of the Florida dream, selling their unique visions crafted on common construction materials from the trunks of their cars, along major thoroughfares, and by knocking on doors. Following in the tradition of the Hudson River School of the mid-1800s and other en plein-air movements, this group of mostly self-taught painters mentored each other and began painting with impressive velocity, sometimes selling their paintings before they had completely dried. As the artists began falling on hard times, they were finally recognized as an important collective and given the moniker The Highwaymen in 1995, establishing their place in American history. continued on page 5 A painting by James Gibson Growing Organic Food In Southwest FloridaAs summer winds down and the growing season approaches, the Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket will once again offer a series of presentations aimed at helping home growers of all experience levels achieve a bountiful harvest using organic methods. The series kicks off on Saturday, September 6 at 10:30 a.m. with Site Preparation and Seed Starting for the Fall Garden. This first workshop will cover fine-tuning the amount of sun, water and nutrients your crops need, selecting the right seeds for this region and looking into nontraditional crops. If you are new to the area, this will be a great chance to have all your basic home gardening questions answered. The series continues on Saturday, September 27 with Best Herb and Vegetable Cultivars and Varieties for Successful Fall Season Gardening. It is aimed at providing attendees with useful information about what really works for this climate, and best practices to keep it working well. The final workshop, Fertilization, and Weed and Pest Control, the Organic Way is Saturday, October 11. All three seminars begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be presented by local organic farmers and master gardeners. They will last about an hour and be followed by a Q&A. Seminars take place rain or shine and will be moved into the Alliance main building if necessary. continued on page 5 The GreenMarket is home to small, sustainable growers, and a good place to connect with home gardeners Arts For ACT Gallery ExhibitJoin Arts for ACT Gallery, located at 2265 First Street in downtown Fort Myers, on Friday, September 5 from 6 to 10 p.m. for the opening reception and Art Walk for our September artists. Anthologies & Other Echoes by Cesar Aguilera and, the Main Gallery, Rachel Moorman will be showing her story-telling art. This exhibit continues through September 29. Aguilera was born in Quito, Ecuador; he navigated his childhood by virtue of creative observation, learning from his first curiosities onward that imagination and ingenuity have critical roles to play within human experiences of life. Exploring these roles has led to a lifetime of experimental works and has taken Aguilera through a vast spectrum of mediums, techniques, materials and subject matter. Although his approach is always in flux, his objective remains constant: to use art as a means of contributing to the design of solutions regarding problems which plague our world and the societies that inhabit it. As humans we have conquered every other animal species and transformed the land to our liking; we conquered the planet. But, now what? said Aguilera. Anthologies & Other Echoes portrays all of humanitys achievements in science, arts, politics and all the fields of human thought as seen from the future, looking back at this civilization that had it all, conquered all, but didnt know what to do with it and lose it all at the end. continued on page 4 Dehumanizing by Cesar Aguilera Davis Art Center Upcoming EventsThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center has released its upcoming events calendar: September 1 TGIM: Fort Myers Film Festivals Indie Movie Monday Review and discuss short films in consideration for the Fort Myers Film Festival. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Films start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and $8 for seniors and students. September 5 Art Walk Opening Reception for Lawrence Voyteks Whats Up With That? Voyteks art is edgy and weird, combining disparate items and media to create works that have not been seen before. He has consulted for art installation, fabrication and restoration with renowned national and international museums and galleries. Voytek has a BFA from Rhode Island School of design and was Bob Rauschenbergs fabricator from 1982 until his passing. Showing through September 26. September 11 Connect Networking Positive and inspiring networking event, with uplifting topics, guest speakers, raffle prizes and appetizers. It is held on the second Thursday of every month. The event runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Prices are $10 for general admission and $30 for a business promotional table.continued on page 4 A concert by world-renowned musician James Ehnes is October 29 photo courtesy of B. Ealovega


THE RIVER AUGUST 29, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Touch Of Key West At First And Jacksonby Gerri Reaves, PhDThe gingerbread ornamentation on the Frierson house at First and Jackson is reminiscent of the deep-balconied Victorian houses in Key West. This historic photo showcases what was perhaps the houses best remembered feature, Mrs. Mary Wall Friersons lush garden. Surrounded by a picket fence, it overflowed with a wide variety of shrubs, flowers, and fruit and palm trees. Mrs. Frierson was known for sharing the flowers from her garden bounty with both the Methodist and Baptist churches (for whom she supported circuit-riding preachers), and also for parties and the bed-ridden. But decorative features and garden aside, it was a house built to last and it did. Built circa 1875 by Confederate veteran Maj. Aaron Frierson, its walls were several feet thick to make it termite-resistant. More than one source mentions that Seminole Indians helped construct it. It stood on the two-acre lot that the major bought for $450 from Maj. James Evans, known as the founder of Fort Myers. The house was built about a year after the Friersons arrived in town. The major also went into the general-store business with William Marion Hendry on the northeast corner of First and Hendry, where the first section of the Bradford Hotel was constructed in 1905. With the Friersons were children Taylor, Ella and Julia. In 1904, Julia, who was by then Mrs. James E. Hendry, would make history by driving-in the last railroad spike when the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad came to Fort Myers. Son Taylor operated a boardinghouse in the home, starting in the late 1880s, about the time his father died. A June 1887 ad for the Frierson House read open the year round, eight-room addition just completed. The proprietor promised to endeavor to supply the needs of his guests as fully as circumstances will permit. Boating, fishing and game were advertised, too, as were the reasonable charges. The building remained sturdy throughout its life. After it had become a business structure and underwent remodeling, the original walls still stood after the exterior walls were removed. continued on page 6 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 All traces of the Frierson home on the southeast corner vanished years ago photo by Gerri Reaves The circa 1875 Frierson house at First and Jackson was notable not only for its Key West gingerbread architectural flourishes, but for Mrs. Mary Wall Friersons tropical garden courtesy Southwest Florida Historical Society


3 THE RIVER AUGUST 29, 2014 Fort Myers Public Art: Founding Female Artist Exhibiting At Alliance Galleryby Tom HallFounding Female artist Tracy Owen Cullimore will be featured in the Member Gallery at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts during the month of September. Although her work is largely commission based portraits and thus owned by her many private collectors, Cullimore will be exhibiting a variety of figurative art pieces, ranging from the abstract nudes for which she is best known to plein air and pet portraits. In addition to being an Alliance member, Cullimore is a member of both the Portrait and Figure Painters Society of SW Florida and the Art League of Fort Myers. Her portraits of both people and pets are typically rendered in oil, watercolor and charcoal. I do not use Photoshop programs to create enhanced photos that simulate a painting, Cullimore pr oclaims. I proudly use the traditional means of hand drawing and painting. The result is an honest interpretation from a fine art perspective that boldly and charismatically captures the unique character and nuances of the individual. A good portrait is a likeness that goes beneath the skin, a gesture and a look in the eyes that you recognize, Cullimore insists. Cullimore has painted more than 200 commissions. In 2013, she enjoyed both the pleasure and the privilege of rendering Barbara B. Manns portrait, which she gave to the Daughters of the American Revolution co-member on her 100th birthday. She has also rendered a luminous portrait of Fiery Flossie Hill for the Fort Myers Founding Females portrait exhibition that is on view now through September 30 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in the downtown Fort Myers River District. Were fortunate to have one of Tracys portraits in Fiery Flossie Hill exhibition, notes curator, arts advocate and True Tours guide Tom Hall. Tracy is one of the Southwest Floridas leading impressionist painters. Her bold, charismatic style is instantly recognizable by anyone whos ever seen her work, and shes chosen one of the most important and interesting of Fort Myers founding females for the exhibition. Cullimore has exhibited extensively throughout the United States, as well as in London and Germany, winning numerous Best of Shows and other awards. Her art can be found in private collections throughout Florida, Colorado, North Carolina and California. For more information on Cullimore or to commission a portrait by the artist, email her at artsytracy@hotmail.com or visit www.artsytracy.com. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to truetours.net. Barbara B. Mann proudly shows off her portrait that was painted by Founding Female artist Tracy Owen Cullimore. She will be the featured artist of September at the Member Gallery at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. 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 Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER AUGUST 29, 20144 From page 1Davis Art Center EventsSeptember 17-21 And 24-28 Ghostbird Theater presents The Bald Soprano In Eugne Ionescos The Bald Soprano, Mr. and Mrs. Smith live quite comfortably in their English home with their English children and with their English maid. The chaotic Mr. and Mrs. Martin are late for supper. The Martins are not at all who they think they are. The Fire Chief and the maid busily rekindle their affair. The entire evening climaxes with a delightful orgy of non-sequiturs. Brittney Brady directs Ionescos first work a hilarious absurdists meditation on what we do and how we talk about it. Admission is $10. Curtain time is at 8 p.m. Saturday has a 2 p.m. show only. September 25 Art & Poetry Networking Event An evening of local art, poetry, and much more. Artists will have the opportunity to showcase their work and share it with the local community. This is a chance to meet upcoming artists and poets in the area. It is held on the fourth Thursday of every month. The event begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $10. October 2 First Taste Dinner at The Davis Get the first taste of SBDACs new art exhibition at this exclusive preview paired with an innovative seasonal tasting menu prepared by resident chef Mike Gavala of G3 Catering. The price is $85 per person and $150 couple. October 3 Art Walk Stage 16 by Arturo Correa. In Stage 16, Correa created an assorted number of art works with a wide range of elements screaming to make a statement. The audience will have an opportunity to react and connect the different characters and situations in the paintings. This will allow them to learn from the statements or make up their own significance of each piece. Showing through October 24. Admission is free of charge. The opening reception is 6 to 10 p.m. October 6 TGIM: Fort Myers Film Festivals Indie Movie Monday Review and discuss short films in consideration for the Fort Myers Film Festival. First Monday of every month. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.Films start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and $8 for seniors and students. October 7 Art Talk Tuesday Meet the artist and join in for a walk and talk about the exhibiting art work, learn about different mediums and see what inspires and evokes the artist to create. Held on the Tuesdays following the first Friday opening Art walk exhibit. Admission is $5. The event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. October 9 Connect Networking Positive and inspiring networking event, with uplifting topics, guest speakers, raffle prizes and appetizers. Held on the second Thursday of every month. The event runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Prices are $10 for general admission and $30 for a business promotional table. October 17 Music Walk Florida SouthWestern College Jazz Ensemble. Hear the smooth jazz of the Florida SouthWestern College Jazz ensemble musicians as downtown Fort Myers comes alive for Music Walk. Admission is free of charge. It runs from 7 to 10 p.m. October 24 Art & Poetry Networking Event An evening of local art, poetry and other activities. Artists will have the opportunity to showcase their work and share it with the local community. This is a chance for to meet upcoming artists and poets in the area. Held on the fourth Thursday of every month. The event begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $10. October 29 World renowned musician James Ehnes in concert Known for his virtuosity and probing musicianship, violinist James Ehnes has performed in over 30 countries on five continents, appearing regularly in the worlds great concert halls and with many of the most celebrated orchestras and conductors. Cocktails available at 7 p.m. Performance starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 advance and $35 during the week before the performance. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is at 2301 First Street in downtown Fort Myers historic River District. For more information, call 333-1933 or visit www. sbdac.com. The opening reception for Stage 16 by Arturo Correa is October 3 during Art Walk From page 1ACT ExhibitWe havent reached that point yet. This dramatic presentation is a way to emphasize that we are still on time to curb our insa tiable hunger, reduce consumption and use all of our brilliance and ingenuity to reverse the damage already done. There is no other planet ship like this. We repair the damage to stay afloat... or we will surely drown. Moorman is an artist native of Chicago, Illinois. She has called Southwest Florida her home since 1999. She specializes in several different mediums, but is known predominately for her story-telling acrylic paintings, custom painted shoes and her unique Japanese paper-cutting (kirigami). Moorman has won over 25 awards in shows around the Chicagoland area. She has worked with designers in Southwest Florida since 2001, doing mural work. She is currently working on several new paintings and paper-cut jewelry art pieces. Arts for ACT Gallery provides a quality, contemporary exhibition gallery featuring original art, limited edition prints, giclees, hand-crafted fine crafts, T-shirts, silver and glass bead jewelry, gourd art, raku, clay and art cards. It is a must see destination for all art lovers and collectors, providing a unique opportunity for everyone to learn and enjoy art. Rachel Moorman artwork Mother and Varmints by Cesar Aguilera 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 To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


5 THE RIVER AUGUST 29, 2014 From page 1Alliance Growing OrganicThey are free of charge, but a small donation to help the continued existence of these activities is appreciated. The Alliance GreenMarket, now in its 5th year, has a mission to support local growers, bakers and artisans. It offers a full range of activities year-round, including free yoga classes every Saturday at 9:30 a.m., live music, cooking demos with local ingredients, and environmental activism events. Visit ArtInLee.org or find the Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket page on Facebook for more information. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. A selection of local produce, honey, seafood, eggs and preserves is complemented by baked goods, handicrafts, rain barrels, and other items at the GreenMarket Every year, the Alliance GreenMarket offers visitors free gardening classes and workshops From page 1HighwaymenIn 2004, Alfred Hair and The Highwaymen were inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame. Hairs son, Kelvin Hair, a working artist today, was selected by Gov. Rick Scott as the 2012 Black History Month artist. The exhibit features never-beforeshown works representing several of the original artists (and some of their children) from the private collection of Tristan and Donna Chapman of Fort Myers, in addition to rare pieces from the private collection of Kelvin Hair of Fort Pierce. Various events are being planned around the exhibit through its duration to foster community engagement. Original Highwaymen artists Al Black, James Gibson and Mary Ann Carroll (the only Highwaywoman) will join official Gulf Citrus Growers Association artist Kelvin Hair at the reception. Meet and mingle with the artists in their first appearance in Southwest Florida.The four artists will have several works for sale at the opening. Proceeds benefit the SWFL Museum of History Foundation. To RSVP for the opening reception, contact Chuck Smith at 321-7430 or email csmith@cityftmyers.com. Florida landscapes and citrus groves were common subject matter for the Highwaymen 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 CuisineShare your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER AUGUST 29, 20146 Lehigh Acres Post Office To Host Passport FairThe Lehigh Acres Post Office, located at 1201 Business Way in Lehigh Acres, is holding a Passport Fair on Saturday, August 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment only. To make an appointment, customers should call 369-9154. United States citizens must present a valid passport book when entering or re-entering the United States by air. U.S. citizens entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land borders and sea ports of entry must present a passport book, passport card or other travel documents approved by the U.S. government. To obtain a passport, applicants need to: Bring proper proof of American citizenship. This must be either a certified birth certificate issued by the city, county or state; a previous U.S. passport; a certificate of citizenship; or a naturalization certificate. (Please note: a hospital-issued birth certificate alone is not acceptable.) Bring proof of identity. This must be either: a recently issued U.S. passport; a recently issued naturalization certificate; a recently issued certificate of citizenship; or a current valid drivers license, government ID or military photo ID. Bring a photocopy of proof of identity. Each applicant must bring a photocopy of the front and back of the ID that will be presented at the time of passport acceptance. The passport application requires recent color passport photograph of you (2 inches x 2 inches in size). The Post Office will offer passport photo service for $15. Customers should download the passport application www.travel.state.gov and complete beforehand. Do not sign the application. All applicants must appear in person (including minors). Minors under the age of 14 must appear with both parents. If one parent is not available, a notarized authorization from the absent parent is required. Each passport for an adult must be accompanied by a check or money order for $110, made payable to the U.S. Department of State and a $25 acceptance fee made payable to USPS. Fees for children under 16 are $80, payable to the U.S. Department of State and $25 payable to USPS. The cost to expedite processing at the Department of State is $60 paid per application, in addition to required fees. Customers can request to mail the passport application(s) overnight to the Department of State using Priority Mail Express offers the customer the ability to track their mailing. The cost to expedite delivery is $19.99 payable to USPS. A family can use one mailing for all of their applications. The cost to expedite the return service is $14.85 per application, paid directly to the Department of State for the delivery of an issued passport book from the Department of State to the customer. This service is only available to mailing addresses within the United States. Not valid for passport cards. Customers can call 1-800-ASK-USPS, or go to the Postal Services Website www.usps.com, to get the location of other nearby passport Post Offices and their passport customer service hours. Passport customers may also check the U.S. State Departments web site at www.travel.state.gov to obtain additional information. Customers may also obtain passport information by phone, in English and Spanish, by calling the National Passport Information Center tollfree at 1-877-487-2778. From page 2First And JacksonThe enlarged masonry structure with a gingerbread past stood on the southeast corner for several more decades. By then, however, it had been incorporated into a larger structure that in the 1920s housed Barron Colliers Tamiami Trail Tours, businesses, and offices. In 1939, after the officers quarters from the Seminole-era U.S. Army Fort Myers (then the public library) was demolished, the Frierson house became the oldest building in town. Walk down to First and Jackson and imagine a time when the main business district included an ornate home surrounded by a tropical garden. Then take a short walk to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street, where you can learn about the pioneers who arrived in the 1870s. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. If you love local history, be sure to visit the Southwest Florida Historical 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 archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society, and The Passing Scene by Marian B. Godown. Clerk Of Court Warning About E-Mail ScamsClerk of Court Linda Doggett wishes to make all Lee County residents aware of the most recent spike in fraudulent e-mails by entities impersonating clerks offices across the state. This newest round of scams comes in the form of an e-mail referencing a missed court appearance. Unlike past scams, these e-mails attempt to retrieve personal data, forcefully, by computer virus attached as a .zip file. These malicious attachments contain a Trojan Horse virus that becomes active as soon as the file is unzipped. Recent examples of these scams have been signed by fictitious county clerks. The Clerk of Court would like to remind residents that all court-related communications are sent through normal mail. Jury summons and failure to appear notices are never sent via phone or e-mail. Important tips to remember: The clerks office does not call or e-mail residents to request payment for missing jury duty. The office will also never request payment via any sort of prepaid debit card. The clerks office does not call or e-mail residents to verify information related to jury duty or to notify them that they missed jury duty. Communications are only sent by mail. If a resident misses jury duty, the individual receives a failure to appear notice in the mail from the judge representing their Circuit Court. Arrest warrants are not usually issued for failure to report for jury duty. Please contact the clerks office, if you receive one. Do not open an e-mail attachment from any unfamiliar source, and never provide personal information to an unfamiliar source, either by phone or e-mail. Linda Doggett suggests calling the Sheriffs Office Fraud/Scam line at 2583292 with any suspicious or unsolicited communication. To learn more about the Crime Prevention topics offered by the Lee County Sheriffs Office, visit www.sheriffleefl.org. Hortoons


SeriesNewOpportunitiesat Shell Point Shell Points Life Enrichment Series offers the opportunity to discover new things about yourself and the world you live in. Concerts, presentations, lectures, shows, special events, and more! The public is invited and many of these events are FREE! (239) 466-1131 www.shellpoint.org Visit www.shellpoint.org/LES for full listings of this months events! Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Missio nary Alliance Foundation 2014 Shell Point. All rights reserved SLS-2769-14 Sept2014 Play a Round at Shell Point Golf ClubThroughout the month of September, Shell Point Golf Club is offering players the chance to enjoy 18 holes for just $28 per person, including cart and green fee! Tee times should be made four days in advance at www.shellpointgolf.com or by calling 433-9790.Sep 2,10,16,24,&30Learn More About Shell Point at 10am. Join us for a group presentation about the Lifestyle and Lifecare available at Shell Point followed by a narrated bus tour of the community. The presentation will also include information about Shell Points newest neighborhood, The Estuary, which will include 50 residences in a combination of single-family signature homes and twin villa homes, along with a community center and pool. Call 466-1131 or 800-780-1131 to reserve your place. Sep 9 The History and Culture of Thailand and Phuketat 10am. Professor Adrian Kerr will trace the origins of the Thai people, including the rise of the Chakri Dynasty, how they avoided the colonialism that overtook the rest of South East Asia. He will review of the history of Phuket Island and its recovery from the devastating tsunami of 2004. Tickets are $10 each* and can be purchased by calling 489-8472.Sep 16 The History of the Original Olympic Games in Greeceat 10am. The first Olympic Games took place in the town of Olympia in 776 BC. But who created the games? Why was Olympia chosen? What were the Pan-Hellenic games? Why were they held every four years? Who competed in the games? What did they win? Professor Adrian Kerr reviews the history of the games. Tickets are $10 each* and can be purchased by calling 489-8472.Sep 17Is Your Heart Healthyat 2:00pm. Join Dr. Edward Danehy, MD, Level III Cardiac MR and Cardiac CT Trained with Radiology Regional, as he discusses the tests used to assess heart health. The Ultrafast CT Scan Screening is a quick and simple test to detect the amount of calcium build-up in the coronary arteries. Multislice CT Coronary Angiography is a noninvasive CT study that evaluates the degree of overall plaque. Admission is free. Call 489-8472 to reserve your place.Sep 18 The ABCs of Birds at 10am. Kristie Anders, education director for the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, returns to Shell Point. She will highlight around 20 of the most common birds seen throughout Southwest Florida. Come enjoy Kristies lighthearted look at our feathered friends a birding background will not be needed. Admission is free. Call 489-8472 to reserve your place.Sep 23Medications & Fall Prevention at 10:15am. Every 15 minutes, an older adult is in the emergency room for a fall-related injury. Join Shell Point Pharmacist Joy Darnell, along with Mark Tesoro, analyst/educator for Lee Memorial Health System, on Fall Prevention Awareness Day for a presentation about the side effects of medications that can cause dizziness and falls, and the importance of reviewing them with a healthcare professional. Admission is free. Call 489-8472 to reserve your place. FREE *Please note: If you are unable to attend a class that includes a fee, kindly give 24 hours notice to receive a refund. FREE FREE7 THE RIVER AUGUST 29, 2014


THE RIVER AUGUST 29, 20148 Along The RiverMonday is Labor Day, a holiday that constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Celebrate your contribution to this great nation by relaxing at one of these Lee County destinations. On Friday, August 29, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) presents Why Animals Come to CROW Learn Top 5 Admission Statistics and How CROW Treats Them. It is presented by experienced volunteer Claudia Burns and includes a PowerPoint presentation. The presentation is part of the wildlife clinics WOW Wonders of Wildlife series and begins at 11 a.m. in CROWs Visitor Education Center. CROW is located at 3883 SanibelCaptiva Road, Sanibel. For more information, call 472-3644, ext. 228 or go to www.crowclinic.org. Friday night is Gator Country Night at Nervous Nellies on Fort Myers Beach and features live music from the Ben Allen Band from 6 to 10 p.m. Nellies serves lunch, dinner and snacks in between from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eat inside in air-conditioned comfort or outside on their expansive patio overlooking the gulf. There is live music and happy hour all day every day, upstairs at Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier. On Friday night, Dave Collaton plays at Uglys from 6 to 10 p.m. While relaxing on the outdoor patio, swing to the beats of live reggae, rock and island music. Go to www.nervousnellies.net for a daily listing of live music from the areas premier local talent along with upcoming special events. Free marine dockage with dock attendants assistance is available for patrons at Nellies Snug Harbour Marina. The GPS coordinates for Nellies Snug Harbour Marina are 26.41 N 81.18 W. Parking for your car is also free for patrons. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery is located at 1131 First Street at the historic Fort Myers Beach Seaport. Call 463-8077 or go to www.nervousnellies.net. For more live music on Fort Myers Beach, head to the weekly Sunset Celebration, held on Friday and Saturday nights. Friday features live music from High Tide while the Troublemakerz will jam on Saturday. The event is held from 5 to 10 p.m. both evenings (weather permitting) at Times Square. For more information, call 463-5900. The popular TGIM Film Screening Series has returned to the River District and is held on the first Monday of each month at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center (SBDAC). TGIM features short indie films being considered for the 5th annual Fort Myers Film Festival. Those in attendance will have a say in the Fort Myers Film Festivals March 2015 programming. Doors open for happy hour at 6:30 p.m. Films are presented at 7 p.m. The next TGI. event will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, September 1 at the SBDAC, 2301 First Street, and features local celebrity judges, musical guest Erica Dale Wagner, host Eric Raddatz and cohost Melissa DeHaven. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. To learn more about the Fort Myers Film Festival and TGIM (Thank God Its Monday) screenings, visit www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com. Surround yourself with beautiful butterflies at downtown Fort Myers only EcoAttraction called The Butterfly Estates. The crowning jewel of The Butterfly Estates is the 3,614-square-foot glazed glass butterfly conservatory. Its cascading waterfalls and lush tropical nectar plants house thousands of butterflies that delight guests with their astounding color variations. The fully automated glass structure was commissioned by the project owners in 2006 to create the best possible environment for the sole purpose of protecting and conserving Florida native butterfly species. The Butterfly Estates is located at 1815 Fowler Street. It is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, go to www.thebutterflyestates.com or call 690-2359. TGIM film series host Eric Raddatz and co-host Melissa DeHaven. It is held on the first Monday of each month at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. The Butterfly Estates is downtown Fort Myers only eco-attraction 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Monday-Saturday 10am www.threecraftyladies.com ay-Satur d ay 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! Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.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 29, 201410


11 THE RIVER AUGUST 29, 2014 From page 10Churches/Templesand Wednesday evenings Services: Friday night at 6:15 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Web site: www.tjswfl.org THE NEW CHURCH The New Church of SWFL is located 10811 Sunset Plaza Circ. #401, behind Zoomers. Rev. Gabriella Cahaley officiates worship services on Sundays at 11 a.m. during the season. Other worship events are held on the beach in Fort Myers Beach. See our webpage http://www.newchurchflorida.com/ or call for more information 239-481-5535. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH FORT MYERS 13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one mile west of I-75). Minister: The Reverend Allison Farnum. Sunday services and religious education at 10:30 a.m. For information on all church events call 5612700 or visit www.uucfm.org. UNITY OF BONITA SPRINGS Family Service 10 to 11 a.m. Healing Circle 11 a.m. Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m. Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic music, meditation in a loving environment. Service held at 28285 Imperial Street, Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100. UNITY OF FORT MYERS 11120 Ranchette Rd, Fort Myers Sunday Services 9:15 and 11 a.m. Childrens Sunday School 11 a.m. Reverend Jim Rosemergy. Our God is Love, Our religion is Oneness, Our Race is Human. 239-278-1511, www.unityoffortmyers.org. WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125 Senior Pastor: Robert Brunson Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. 11 a.m. Blended Worship www.westminsterfortmyers.org WORD OF LIFE CHURCH 2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881; Services: Sunday 10 a.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 481-4040, Pastor Peter Weeks. Sunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Traditional, 10 a.m. Blended. Torah StudyOn Thursday, September 4 at noon, Temple Judeas Rabbi Sack will begin a one-hour Torah study that includes an open discussion of Torah and Judaism where all levels of background and all questions are encouraged. The session is held on the first Thursday of the month at the office of Myers, Brettholtz & Company, 12671 Whitehall Drive in Fort Myers. Bring a chumash if you have one. Rabbi Sack will bring the text for the session. Temple Judea is located at 14486 A&W Bulb Road in Fort Myers. For more information, call 433-0201 or email tjswfl@gmail.com. VPK Application Available On WebsiteThe Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida (ELC) has opened online registration for the high-quality Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program during the 2014-2015 school year. The VPK program helps prepare every 4-year-old for kindergarten and increases his or her chances of continued educational success. The program does not have any income requirement and is free for all Florida families. Each child must turn 4 years old before the September 1 deadline to qualify. Parents have the option to enroll their child in a program that offers a total of 540 education classroom hours during a traditional school year or an option of 300 educational classroom hours in a summer program. Parents used to have to apply in person, but can now choose to apply online at vpkcp.floridaearlylearning.com or through the ELC website at www.elcofswfl.org under the Parent tab. In order to receive a certificate for the program, parents must submit proof of birth to verify the childs age and proof of Florida residency. After the documents are submitted and approved by the ELC, the parent will receive an email informing them to download the certificate (online applicants only). The certificate should then be signed by the parent and taken to the provider to complete. The provider then returns the completed certificate to the ELC office for processing. Deadlines are posted on the ELCs website. Classrooms with less than four children will not be enrolled. For more information, call the Early Learning Coalition at 267-4105. Girl Scout Troop Building NightsGirl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida is inviting girls in kindergarten through 12th grade to see what new experiences and adventures are available this year in Girl Scouting. Girl Scouts provides experiences that will challenge girls helping them figure out what they want to do with their life, taking girls to incredible places and bringing them to new heights of personal achievement. At Girl Scouts, girls are always counting down to the next adventure theyll go on together. Its a great way to meet new friends and take part in new experiences. See what Girl Scouts is all about at a troop building event in your community. Troop building nights are meant to inform parents and girls about all the opportunities Girl Scouts offers. Visit www.gsgcf.org/girls/join/troop-building-nights. Girl scout recruitment To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER AUGUST 29, 201412 Snook Season Opens September 1by Capt. Matt MitchellAs all of you inshore anglers know, September 1 marks the opening of snook season in Southwest Florida. After experiencing some of the better catch and release closed season snook action this last few months that we have had in years, expectations for landing that first slot sized fish of the season are high and for good reason. With our local population of snook noticeably on the upswing, what is happily surprising to me is how many of the snook we have been catching and releasing all summer are over the 33-inch slot. These oversize snook most certainly have lived through what was a devastating severe cold water kill of 2010. Snook numbers have rebounded since 2010 and the FWC moratorium closing the harvest of snook in the Gulf of Mexico for almost four years. This closure was a great thing for our snook fishery in general and was no doubt an important factor why we currently have such good stock of all sizes of snook for anglers to enjoy. This premier gamefish, for good reason, is Floridas most regulated and well protected fish. With the opening day of snook season this year falling on Labor Day Monday, things on the water will be busy, to say the least. The morning strong outgoing tide should make for a good bite in and around all the passes. September is the time that snook are just winding down, if not finished with their annual spawning. These fish will still be found in good numbers both in the passes and on the beaches until generally the end of September when they start making their way to the back country. With an opening day morning snook charter booked, my plan is to get out early and get back in before it just gets too crazy busy out on the water. If you can wait until after the holiday weekend to fish for snook, things on the water will really quiet down and the passes will be much less congested. Fishing out on the beaches is another good option and will be a whole lot more peaceful on Monday than the passes will be. For anglers just looking to bend a rod and not too concerned about catching that first keeper snook of the season, huge schools of fry size bait in the middle to northern end of the sound have been the place to do this. The eastern side of the sound, starting from just north of Chino Island to Captiva Rocks, has been loaded up with these bait schools and lots of feeding frenzy fish. Soft plastic jigs fished while running and gunning on breaking fish caught a wide variety of species including trout, mangrove snapper, ladyfish, jacks and mackerel. This action was non-stop, just find the birds and the bait. If youre out along the beaches, watch for these same bait schools that look like dark clouds under the clear water for fast paced action too. Not only are there Mackerel and jacks feeding on this little bait but this can be some of the best tarpon fishing of the year when conditions are right. Take advantage when we get a slick calm morning and run the beach. Watch for the tarpon to be rolling and crashing on the Spanish mackerel and ladyfish as they feed on the huge cloud like schools of fry bait. Feeding birds and mackerel are the tell tale sign. For me, this is some of the most enjoyable tarpon fishing of the year as its such a visual thing and, best of all, there are very few boats harassing these fish. 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. Sam and Art Coffey with a pair of keeper snook caught last season while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell 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. CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish Fishing gear can kill birds, reptiles and mammals ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 481-4733 1 2600 McGre g or Blvd, Ft M y ers w ww. scuba vi ced iv e r s co m S wim wi th th e Fi s h e s Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


13 THE RIVER AUGUST 29, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: American Crow At CROWby Patricia MolloyFound in every corner of the world except Antarctica, crows are members of the Corvidae family and are related to magpies, ravens and blue jays. Due in part to their jet-black feathers, crows have long been associated with death in literature and folklore; thats the likely reason that a group of crows is known as a murder. A murder of crows often consists of thousands of birds; its a great means by which to protect themselves against attacks from great horned owls, red-tailed hawks and raccoons. Possessing approximately 250 distinct calls, crows are very protective of the individuals in their group, whether or not they are related. In addition to being extremely social and caring animals, wildlife biologists at the University of Washington have discovered that they may be the most intelligent creatures on the planet. Two weeks ago, an American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) patient #2146 was brought to the clinic in grave condition. He had been electrocuted and a lot of his feathers were singed, began Dr. Kristen Dub, DVM. The patient was rushed to the operating room where it was given an anesthetic gas through a small mask. The surgical team was led by Dr. Heather Barron, hospital director. Hes had multiple surgeries. We had to partially amputate most of his toes and surgically remove feathers to stimulate growth, Dr. Kristen continued. Having sustained damage to its primary, secondary and tail feathers, the surgical removal of the most damaged ones will trick the crows body into molting, thereby replacing the essential feathers. The clinics staff will continue to carefully monitor the American crow over the coming weeks to see if its feathers grow back normally. Hes doing pretty well, said Dr. Kristen. And as is the case with all patients at CROW, if (he) continues to make progress, we will continue treatment.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 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic.org. Despite having the tips of most of its toes amputated, this American crow, patient #2146, is able to perch while he recovers from multiple surgeries at the Sanibel wildlife clinic 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 4 By this time, the wind had subsided, so I decided to risk going on past Woodrings Point into McIntyre Creek. We were soon roaring toward our new destination, my two Tennessee farmers, lashed by salt spray, worriedly clutching the sides of the boat. When we passed #10 marker, I cut left into the creek and anchored about 50 yards from the entrance. The water was cold and swift, and we soon hit the jackpot. It wasnt necessary to cast. We simply let our lines over the sides and a sheepshead would take it before the sinker hit bottom. My buddies were getting bites, but time after time, they brought up empty hooks. Both were exasperated, swearing I could throw my line on dry land and pull in a fish. I knew the trouble. They were waiting until they felt the tug to pull up. Fearing wed soon run out of the hundred shrimp wed bought, I started pinching each shrimp into three pieces. When we gave out, Id caught 73 sheepshead and they 13 between them. Coming out from the creek, we passed over a big grass flat. The water looked good, and was fairly deep. I decided to try for a few sea trout. I rigged all three rods with top water plugs, using a candy-stripe lure, white, with pink stripes. With my first cast, I found what we were looking for a twopound, orange-mouthed beauty, a trout. I rolled in seven more, the biggest being three pounds. It then started raining, a cold, windy drizzle, so we decided to head for the barn. Its just as well we did, for our ice was gone and trout wont keep well without it. When we pulled into Punta Rassa, my companions wanted to pitch the fish onto the dock so people would see what wed caught. We had 103 sheepshead, two black grouper, 12 mangrove snapper, and seven black drum. According to their standards, it was a tremendous catch, but of course, it wasnt. To be continued next week BC Williams writing Fishermans Paradise. Note sheepshead mounted on wall.


THE RIVER AUGUST 29, 201414 Plant SmartPricklypearby Gerri ReavesPricklypear (Opuntia humifusa) is the best known and most widespread cactus native to Florida. Prostrate and sprawling, it usually reaches one to three feet in height. This hardy plant grows in dry sandy soil and is found on beaches and in woods, pinelands, pastures, prairies and scrub. It is highly drought-tolerant, salt-tolerant and wildlife friendly. Just make sure to plant it where no one needs to tread. The oval fleshy pads have tufts of barbed hair-like bristles, or glochids. The flat connecting pads are about two to four inches long. People who consider this plant a scourge because of its thorns might call it by another common name, devils-tongue. In spring to early summer, cup-shaped yellow flowers of about three to four inches across appear on the outer pads. It might bloom all year in South Florida. Many thin over-lapping petals surround a wide yellow center with many stamens. Although a cactus might bloom for weeks, a single flower lasts only one day. The edible egg-shaped fruit is purple-red when ripe and contains many seeds. The spines must be carefully removed before eating. Besides serving as a good no trespassing sign, pricklypear works well as a border or accent plant or in a rock garden. Give it plenty of sun and sandy well-drained soil. It suffers if over-watered. It benefits wildlife by providing safe cover for small animals and food for gopher tortoises, quail, wild turkey, doves, thrashers, woodpeckers, fox, squirrel, rabbit and white-tailed deer. Native peoples in the Americas have used the stems, pads, fruit and seeds for food and various parts of it medicinally. A red dye can be produced from an insect that thrives on the cactus. Even the spines have been used as sewing needles. Propagate pricklypear with seeds or by burying the end of a pad in sandy soil in full sun. Floridas native pricklypear species are threatened by a non-native moth first spotted in the Keys in 1989. Sources: Wild Plants for Survival in South Florida by Julia F. Morton, Wildflowers in Florida by Jaret C. Daniels and Stan Tekiela, National Audubon Field Guide to Florida, Everglades Wildflowers by Roger L. Hammer, A Gardeners Guide to Floridas Native Plants by Rufino Osorio, fs.fed.us, floridata.com, and ocmga.org. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Native pricklypear is low-maintenance and wildlife-friendly Large flowers appear in spring and summer photos by Gerri Reaves CNCP September Schedule Of EventsThe Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium announced the following events and activities during the month of September: Haunted Walk Calling all ghouls! Whether youve done it before or want to get on board this year, we need builders, painters, helpers, organizers, ghouls, goblins and more. Also for the Friendly Forest (for kids under 16 years old). This is a tremendous amount of fun, with proceeds benefitting the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium. This is our biggest fund raiser of the year, and we want you to be a part of it. Contact us at halloween@calusanature. org. BOGO All Month Long Buy one regular admission, get one free. Now theres no reason not to check us out this out this month. Bring a friend, family member, how about someone you know who doesnt get out much? We are stroller and wheelchair accessible, with lots to see inside and out. We offer 105 acres of nature trails. Bring lunch and eat downstairs, or leave and come back for the afternoon shows. Cannot be used with any other offer or coupon. Dogs On A Leash Discount Dogs on a leash are $5 per dog, owner is free every Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. Outside on trails only. All dogs must be on a leash at all times, no exceptions. We have 105 acres of trails for you to explore with your best buddy. Please show respect for others and pick up after your dog. Bags are not provided on our trails; youll need to bring your own. National Wildlife Day Thursday, September 4 is National Wildlife Day, bringing awareness to the many endangered species around the world. Endangered animals need your help to be preserved and rescued every year. This day also acknowledges the outstanding places that are dedicated to preserving animal life and educating the public about conservation. Southwest Florida Astronomical Society Meeting The Southwest Florida Astronomical Societys next monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, September 4 at 7:30 p.m. Open meetings are held in the Planetarium. International Observe The Moon Night The International Observe the Moon Night 2014 will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 6. Admission is free; donations to the planetarium accepted. Two astronomy shows featuring the moon will run during the evening: Moon Dreams and Twenty-Four Hours To The Moon. There will also be telescope observing of the moon outside the planetarium provided by members of the Southwest Florida Astronomical Society. Everyone is welcome. Enjoy learning about and viewing our closest celestial neighbor. National Grandparents Day Visit on Sunday, September 7 and observe National Grandparents Day. To celebrate, each grandparent will be admitted free with a regular paid admission. A wonderful afternoon for families to come together. Our animal show is at 1 p.m., planetarium shows start at 1:30 p.m. There are picnic tables under the museum, so bring lunch. Hikes For Tykes Tuesday, September 9 from 11 a.m. to noon. Open to pre-schoolers, up to age 5. Start your little ones loving the outdoors at a young age, and they will always feel comfortable and at home there. Free with regular paid admission, parents, you get to go, too. STEM Program: Space Racers Tuesday, September 16 from 10 to 11 a.m. All children ages 3 to 8 years are invited to attend a program in the planetarium theater to watch a video segment of Space Racers, receive instruction about the concept shown, and do a hands-on activity. Members are free for this program, non-members $5 per child. Pre-payment and registration required. RSVP by calling 275-3435 or visit www. calusanature.org. Crafters For Critters Workshop: Summer Crafts Saturday, September 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come on out and learn about new nature crafts. Guest instructors will demonstrate a variety of crafts for all ages and abilities. Our new program, Crafters For Critters, will offer regular classes and encourage local crafters to sell their items in our gift shop. Pre-School Activity Tuesday, September 23 from 11 a.m. to noon. We create a nature activity just for pre-schoolers. Free with paid admission. from page 9Fort Myers FareNervous 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 is 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 woodfired stove with fresh oak. Wood-fired steaks fill out the menu, including a ribeye and a porterhouse, to go along with the famous wood fired filet mignon. Happy hour and live music are featured daily. 8700 Gladiolous Drive, Fort Myers. Call 489-2233. SUNSHINE GRILLE NERVOUS NELLIES CRAZY WATERFRONT EATERY


15 THE RIVER AUGUST 29, 2014 Report Catches And Sightings Of Invasive Lion Fish If you see or catch a lionfish, report it. Thats what many lionfish hunters have been doing, thanks to the new Report Florida Lionfish app released to the public May 28. The app has been downloaded by more than 2,500 people. The first 250 to successfully report a lionfish catch or sighting received an interactive Lionfish Control Team T-shirt. The logo on the shirts is designed to come to life on your smartphone. In addition to the app, data can also be submitted online at MyFWC.com/ Lionfish by clicking on Report Lionfish. Lionfish are an invasive species that negatively impact Floridas reefs and wildlife. The Report Florida Lionfish app includes educational information on lionfish and safe handling guidelines, as well as an easy-to-use data-reporting form so divers and anglers can share with the FWC information about their sighting or harvest. App users also can take and share a photo of their catch. These photos may be used in future publications or social media efforts. The FWC will use the data to help identify sites where targeted lionfish removal might be most beneficial. All data will be available to the public and shared with other groups and agencies collecting this kind of information. Several users have submitted ideas on how to improve the app, and the FWC is looking into implementing those changes, including allowing users to submit using a photograph that is already on their smart device and adding fields for smallest and largest catch. Learn more about the new app, T-shirt and interactive logo by watching a video online. T-shirts will also be given out at various lionfish-related events, such as derbies across the state. To learn more about lionfish, go to MyFWC.com/Nonnatives and click on Marine Life. National Life Jacket Design ContestAre you an armchair inventor with a better way to keep boaters, sailors and anglers afloat? The BoatUS Foundation, along with the Personal Floatation Device Manufacturers Association (PFDMA) and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), have teamed up to seek out the newest technologies and design ideas with the Innovation in Life Jacket Design Competition which kicks off today. We believe there are some creative folks out there that can help us rethink a 100-year-old design with fresh, out-ofthe-box ideas, said BoatUS Foundation President Chris Edmonston. A $10,000 cash award goes to the winning designer and inventors have until April 15, 2015 to submit their idea to www.BoatUS.org/design. Waterway users are always looking for more comfortable life jackets, added Edmonston. While current models of life jackets save lives every day, many are still bulky and uncomfortable, leaving boaters reluctant to wear them. This competition hopes to challenge that mindset. Entries that embrace new technologies and non-traditional thinking are being encouraged from individuals or groups, such as high school science clubs, collegiate design programs or even boat and fishing clubs. There are no rules regarding types of materials to be used or whether the design meets any current U.S. standards. Entries can be as simple as handdrawn theoretical designs to working prototypes. The entries will be judged based on four criteria: wearability, reliability, cost and innovation. Wearability relates to the level of comfort. Reliability will take into account the chances for potential failure, while cost will look at the affordability of the design. Innovation will take into account originality or the utilization of new technologies. Additionally, the BoatUS Foundation will post entries on their website and Facebook page for public voting. The winner will be announced at the September 2015 International Boat Builders Exhibition and Conference in Louisville, Kentucky and additional cash prizes are offered for second and third place. For more information or to enter, visit www.BoatUS.org/design. Kyle Huber with his lionfish Glen Hoffmans big catch Little League Champions Uplifted The Sprits Of A Nation In Turmoilby Ed FrankAmidst the turmoil that embroiled this country the past week the murder of an American journalist by Islamic State militants, the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, the Israeli-Hamas warfare and the turmoil in the Ukraine an allAfrican American baseball team of youngsters from the gangriddled South Side of Chicago uplifted the spirits of millions of Americans. Yes, baseball, specifically the Jackie Robinson West team of 12and 13-year-olds, brought pride and smiles throughout America by winning the United States Little League World Series Championship. Although they lost the international final to South Korea, these spirited, poised and talented youngsters showed the world they are true champions by playing the game the way it should be played. They were the first all-black team to win the U.S. title in the 67-year history of the Little League World Series. And their success could have a far-reaching effect on the future of baseball. Baseball has seen a sharp decline in interest and participation by black youth, particularly in the inner cities. Major League Baseball has attempted to rectify this issue through a number of programs. None, however, could have as positive an effect as this years Little World Series. Another predominately all-black team from Philadelphia, led by the precocious Mone Davis, the 13-year-old with a 70-mile-an-hour fastball, reached the Little League semi-finals when she tossed a complete-game, two-hit shutout against an all-boys team from Nashville. The multi-talented Mone graced the cover of Sports Illustrated last week, another first for a Little League player. An estimated 5.5 million viewers tuned in ESPN last Wednesday to see Las Vegas beat her team, shattering an all-time record for Little League World Series viewing. A day later, nearly four million watched Jackie Robinson West beat the Pennsylvania team in the double-elimination tournament. By comparison, neither ESPN nor Fox have generated these types of ratings for a Major League baseball game this season. Is there any wonder that ESPN signed a $60 million eight-year extension to televise the Little League World Series? As we write this column, the City of Chicago, which has seen its share of champions the Bulls, Bears, Blackhawks and White Sox is preparing a heros welcome for the Jackie Robinson West youngsters, complete with a ticker-tape parade on Wednesday. Their improbable journey has ended. However, that journey was thrilling for the millions who watched it. Miracle Poised for Post-Season Playoffs As the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team entered the final week of the regular season, they trailed first-place Palm Beach by a single game in the Florida State League South Division with seven games remaining. Regardless of the outcome, the Miracle, by virtue of winning the division title for the seasons first-half, have qualified for the playoffs. They will host the first game of the playoffs next Wednesday at JetBlue Stadium. The final games of the best-of-three firstround series will be on the road for the Miracle. Should the Miracle also win the division championship for the second-half, the team with the next best overall record in the South Division will qualify for the playoffs as their first-round opponent. Only two of the Miracles final seven games are home games Thursday and today, Friday, against Jupiter. The first pitch for both games at JetBlue Stadium is 7:05 p.m.


THE RIVER AUGUST 29, 201416 Local Authors Awarded Gold Presidents AwardFlorida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) has awarded its prestigious annual Presidents Awards to three local authors; Judith C. Loose (JC Ferguson), Alice Oldford and Patti Brassard Jefferson, members of Gulf Coast Writers Association. Chris Angerman, FAPA president, said The award winners represent some of the very best books published by national and Florida writers and presses in the past year and a half. Thirty five judges made the call. Looses novel, The Janus Code, won gold in the action/suspense category. What if the ultimate computer firewall protection turned out to be the ultimate computer snooper? Follow the haunted international intrigue from the Swiss Alps to Boston to the Bahamas. High profile people and fast cars set the pace. Was it murder? Oldfords book, Recipes and Life: Life is Too Short to be Stuck in the Kitchen, garnered the gold in the Home and Garden category. This book offers a collection of practical and inspirational stories and kitchen tips. Add a sprinkling of recipes and, voila, some creative ideas as well as old favorites, because life is too short to be stuck in the kitchen. Jefferson achieved a silver medal for Stus Big Party, a childrens picture book she wrote and illustrated. Large and lovable Stu Potamus throws a party and invites everyone. Before the night is over, hell learn that you cant judge your friends by how they look on the outside its whats inside that counts. For more information about the Gulf Coast Writers Association go to www. gulfwriters.org. Alice Oldford Judy Loose Pattie Brassard Jefferson Pirate Fest On Fort Myers BeachPirates will once again invade the docks beside Matanzas Pass at Fort Myers Beach for the 9th annual Pirate Fest October 10 to 12. The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce seeks title sponsorship for the event which was attended by over 7,500 people last year. Sponsorships are also needed for the Pub Crawl and Pirates Ball as well as prize donations and volunteer performers. With the addition of more activities and entertainment, this years event promises to be even more spectacular than the last, said Chamber President Bud Nocerra. The plunder runs all weekend long and begins with a boom. Opening cannon shots are fired from the fishermans wharf at Old San Carlos Boulevard on Friday at 5 p.m. and closing cannon shots are on Sunday at 5 p.m. Pirate Fest will include live music, events and acts such as the Craic Celtic Fusion Music, Arrr Inc. and the Skeleton Crew Family Fun Theatre, cannon firing demonstrations from Gulf Coast Black Powder, Black Duck pirate ship rides, live mermaids and pirate groups on stage, and interacting with the crowd on Old San Carlos Boulevard. There will be a live sea battle at 1:45 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and a 45-minute cruise to view the sea battlecontinued on page 19 ArtFest Fort Myers Takes Honors At ConventionArtFest Fort Myers was the recipient of three Sunsational Awards last week at the Florida Festival & Events Association (FFEA) convention in Orlando. These awards signify the highest level of achievement for FFEA members and recognize innovation, individuality and creative collaboration. ArtFest Fort Myers took home honors in the categories of Website, Brochure/ Postcard for their Poster Unveiling Postcard, and T-shirt for their fusion v-neck shirt. The festival website was a collaborative effort of festival staff and Cedar Communications Group. Janine Giovinazzi, a principle of Dzine Studio, was instrumental in the design of the award winning Poster Unveiling Postcard, and the ArtFest Fort Myers T-shirt was based on the artwork of Tara Funk Grim. This is one of the most highly competitive and prestigious awards programs in the festival and event industry, said Sharon McAllister, executive director of ArtFest Fort Myers. We are thrilled to bring recognition to Fort Myers and to all the great people who help to make our event better every year. ArtFest Fort Myers will be held February 7 and 8, with opening night on February 6, from 6 to 10 p.m. Call For ArtistsArtFest Fort Myers, Southwest Floridas premier fine art festival, announced the poster/T-shirt competition for the 2015 festival. This competition is open to all professional artists, said 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 the host hotel, plus an invitation to ArtFest Fort Myers 2016. 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 the 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 in the Fort Myers River District. Artfest Fort Myers crowd


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THE RIVER AUGUST 29, 201418 Library ProgramsFort Myers Regional LibraryNext months roster of activities at Fort Myers Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults Downtown Knitting and Crochet Group 2 p.m. Wednesdays, September 3 and 17 Location: Regional Library Building, Conference Room C This group is for those who would like to knit or crochet in the company of like-minded people. Need some help with a stitch or pattern? Want to learn to knit or crochet? If so, this is the group to join. Be sure to bring a project and join the fun. Registration is required. Halloween and Fall Cards 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 9 Location: Meeting Room CD Get an early start on fall cards or make cards for everyday giving. All materials supplied. Registration is required. Book Discussion: The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro Noon, Wednesday, September 17 Location: Regional Library Building, Conference Room C Historical Fiction can span time and distance. You never know where (or when) our book discussion selections will take you. Space is limited, so registration is required. How to Apply for a Habitat For Humanity Home 9:30 a.m. Thursday, September 18 Location: Meeting Room AB Tanya Soholt from Habitat For Humanity will explain the Habitat program and how to apply for a Habitat partnership. September Beadwork 9:30 a.m. Friday, September 19 Location: Meeting Room CD Wow friends and acquaintances with this lovely beaded treasure. All materials supplied. Registration is required. Genealogy: Italian Research Seminar 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday, September 20 Speaker: John Bifano, Genealogy Volunteer at Fort Myers Regional Library Location: Meeting Room AB Millions of Americans identify themselves as having Italian ancestry. Italy is rich in genealogy and family history resources. This seminar will take researchers through the process which was successfully utilized by Mr. John Bifano, one of our genealogy volunteers, to trace his Italian ancestors in the United States to their places or origin in Italy. This process is especially important since most Italian genealogical records generated in Italy, are not available in published or compiled records on the Internet or elsewhere. Research must be done in the original birth, marriage, and death records of each town in Italy. So it is necessary to know the name of the town before research in Italian records can start. Many of these clues will be found in records generated in the United States. Registration is required. Small Business Series: Understanding Financial Statements 2 p.m. Monday, September 22 This session is geared toward current small businesses. Learn more about the Profit & Loss Statement, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow, Breakeven and Forecasting and how to use them. Registration is required. Family Toddler Storytime 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, September 2, 9, 16 and 23 Children 2 years old and their caregivers participate in song, fingerplays and short stories. The success of this age group depends on adult participation and encouragement. Toddler storytime lasts approximately 30 minutes. Baby-Parent Rhyme Time 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, September 18 and 25 Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby. These rhymes and songs are for infants, up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce rhyming and movement to infants. Registration is required. Children Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, September 3, 10, 17 and 24 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. Kids Read Down Fines 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 13 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, September 25 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. Wacky Wednesday: Art, Music and Story Fiesta 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 17 Hola, amigos! Join the librarys celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and explore Mexican culture with crafts, music and stories. Children can choose to create a Mexican Bark Painting or try Mexican Tin Art. Registration is requested. Teens Fort Myers Library Teen Chess Club 5 p.m. Monday, September 8 Enjoy chess? Come to the teen area and hang out with new friends while playing a game of chess. Open to kids of all ages to play. No registration is needed. Use one of the librarys boards; there are plenty to share. Black Paper Pastel Art 5 p.m. Tuesday, September 9 Teens, this artwork is amazing and easy to create. The pastel colors pop out against the black paper. Learn the art of blending and color enhancement in this free art class for teens. Registration is required. Kids Read Down Fines 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 13 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, September 25 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. Game Night for Teens 5 p.m. Monday, September 15 Teens, want to relax and play some games with friends? Come dance or sing with the librarys gaming station in the Teen Scene room. Use drums, guitars, keyboard and a microphone or dance with the Wii. Banned Books Week: September 22 to 27 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. Exercise your rights check out or reread a favorite banned book. Encourage your book group to read and discuss one of the books on display in the teen room. Banned Book Display Break out these books out of jail. Write a review and add it to the display. The Fort Myers Regional is located at 2450 First Street in Fort Myers. Adult programs are held in the meeting room building located across the library campus at 1651 Lee Street. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4600. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.leelibrary. net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. The Calendar Girls Pay It ForwardThe Calendar Girls embraced the Aloha spirit as they entertained the fine folks at Grand Court in Fort Myers on August 18. Since 2006, The Calendar Girls have been paying it forward in Southwest Florida through song and dance to provide guide dogs for deserving veterans through the Paws For Patriots Program of Southeastern Guide Dogs. For more information, go to www.calendargirlsflorida.com. The Calendar Girls show off their Aloha spirit BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva IslandShare your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


19 THE RIVER AUGUST 29, 2014 From page 16Pirate Festat 1:45 p.m. both days leaving from the fishermans wharf docks on Old San Carlos Boulevard. Pirate Fest evening festivities will include a Pirates Ball on Friday, October 10 and a Pub Crawl all weekend. This year, there will be a downloadable pub crawl map with coupons from area bars, restaurants and retailers for food, drink and shopping deals. Swashbucklers of all ages are invited to put on their best pirate gear and join in the fun. For a chance to win prizes, purchase a $5 scavenger hunt map at the chambers visitors center on Fort Myers Beach or the mobile information center, Roxy. All event information including advance ticket purchase, schedule, accommodations and sponsor information can be found at www.fmbpiratefest.com. Brunson Celebrity Basketball ClassicOn August 31, Rudy Rock hosts the 7th annual James Brunson Celebrity Basketball Classic at the Dunbar High School gym. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event features an exhibition game beginning at 6:15 p.m. and a slam dunk competition during half-time. Concessions will be available for purchase. Tickets are $10 at the door. There is no admission charge for children 5 years of age and under. All proceeds benefit the James Brunson Youth Scholarship Fund. The James Boosie Brunson Youth Development Educational Foundations (JBF) mission is to create universal understanding through educational scholarships to recipients who are trying to make a better life for themselves and their families. With an education, local youth can achieve their goals and the foundation continues to assist students in making their dreams come true. The James Brunson Celebrity Basketball game takes place in the gym at Dunbar High School, 3800 Edison Avenue, Fort Myers. For more information, call 305-7411675 or go to www.jamesbrunsonyouthdevelopmentfoundation.org. Cops & Joggers 5K Wins Golden Image AwardsThe 6th annual Cops & Joggers 5K won an Award of Distinction and a Judges Award at the Florida Public Relations Associations Golden Image Awards program during its 76th annual conference in Orlando on August 12. The awards were presented to the Fort Myers Police Department and Marie Kennedy of m.creativepr for the departments 6th annual Cops & Joggers 5K, an event benefiting organizations that aid the families of first responders who have been injured or killed in the line of duty. With the support of event sponsors, volunteers, local businesses, department employees and Southwest Florida residents, the sixth annual event set records with a total of 841 registered runners and more than $21,000 raised funds. Its an honor to be recognized statewide for our efforts in supporting our areas first responders, said Lt. Jeffrey Bernice of the FMPD. Weve always hoped this event would bring Lee County together to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our community, and I have to say weve gained more support than ever last year. Were stepping it up this year with a goal of 1,000 registered runners and look forward to increasing both the awareness and memorial funds in order to continue helping our fallen comrades and their families. This years Cops & Joggers 5K is set to take place on Saturday, October 11 at Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers. FPRAs Golden Image Awards competition is conducted annually to recognize outstanding public relations programs in Florida and to encourage and promote the development of public relations professionals in our state. The Golden Image Awards have become a standard of public relations excellence in the state of Florida. Winners demonstrate the very best examples of innovation, planning and design. The Fort Myers Cops & Joggers 5K was established in 2008 to assist the family of fallen officer Andrew Widman who was shot and killed in the line of duty on July 18, 2008. Proceeds from the sixth annual event benefited fallen officer Sergeant Mike Wilsons family in addition to the FMPDs Fallen Officers Memorial Fund and The Brotherhood Ride, nonprofit organizations that aid the families of first responders, including law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel, who have been injured or killed in the line of duty. For more information about this years Cops & Joggers 5K, contact Lt. Bernice at jbernice@fmpolice.com or 321-7698.


THE RIVER AUGUST 29, 201420 FGCU Releases Business Climate Survey Report The results from the Third Quarter 2014 Horizon Council FGCU Lee County Executive Business Climate Survey have been released. This survey is completed each quarter and provides insight into the Lee County economy and expected economic trends. The online survey was sent to 560 business executives in Lee County and the results are based on responses from 71 executives resulting in a 13 percent response rate. This survey provides a key economic indicator for Lee County, the Executive Business Climate Index. This index value is computed each quarter and released to the public as a way to provide an established economic indicator on the state of the local economy. The index is computed using the two questions concerning the current and future economic conditions and a third question concerning the expected industry economic conditions. The index is an average of the responses with substantially better equal to 100, moderately better equal to 75, same equal to 50, moderately worse equal to 25 and substantially worse equal to zero. The index value can range from 0 to 100. The key findings of the Executive Climate Survey for the first quarter of 2014 are: The Lee County Business Climate Index was 72 for the third quarter survey (August 2014), which is a decline from 74 in the second quarter (April 2014) 83 percent of executives stated that the current economic conditions have improved over last year 76 percent of the executives expect the economy to improve over the next year 69 percent of the executives stated that the current economic conditions for their industry have improved over last year, but 26 percent stated that economic conditions remained approximately the same 67 percent of executives expect economic conditions for their industry to improve over the next year 55 percent of executives had increased employment over the last year, while three percent had reduced employment 55 percent of executives expect to increase employment at their companies during the next year and only three percent of executives expect to reduce employment 62 percent of companies expect to increase investment next year and none expect to reduce their investment levels 99 percent of executives indicated that Internet connectivity is important 87 percent of executives believe their Internet connectivity is reliable or very reliable, and 74 percent indicated that their Internet speed was fast or very fast 39 percent of executives indicated that they had adequate bandwidth for large file/record transfers and an additional 38 percent of executives indicated that they had adequate bandwidth most of the time Only 44 percent of executives indicated that social media was important to their business Businesses top uses for the Internet include: email, websites, marketing, banking, research, recruiting, and training for employees, video collaboration/conferencing, Internet sales and web-based phone services The Fort Myers Regional Partnership works to attract new and diversified businesses resulting in high-wage, high-skilled jobs; retains and encourages the expansion of existing businesses and improves the overall business environment. For more information, visit www.leecountybusiness.com. Lee County Pursues Friendliest Destination Goal Through the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureaus (VCB) unique partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI), 10 industry partners received the Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP) certification recently as part of the VCBs Guests First Customer Service Training Program. The recent graduates include: Leeanne Criswell and Janet Wilson, Edison & Ford Winter Estates; Chuck Smith and Harriett Smith, Southwest Florida Museum of History; Aaron Weeks, Comfort Inn and Suites; Faye Benkert, Philip Benkert, James Jackson, VCB volunteers; Lauren Blasingim and Wynter Rose, VCB interns. To earn certification, participants must complete Guests First, the VCBs award winning, seven-module customer service program. This partnership allows participants to become eligible to take the AH&LA Educational Institutes CGSP final exam. This is a big commitment for the participants; they have to take time away from their busy schedules to attend the modules, which shows their dedication, according to Christine Davlin, who manages and facilitates the program. In just over a year of offering the exam, we now have 80 certified professionals and expect that number to increase in the next five months as we ramp up for our peak visitation period. Hospitality employees must have effective guest service skills in todays competitive market. Recognized worldwide, the CGSP designation is the highest acknowledgment of award-winning guest service for employees in the hospitality industry. Successful graduates receive a certificate and CGSP gold lapel pin, to be worn on their uniform in recognition of their knowledge and skills in guest service. Becoming Cosmopolitan Event In OctoberThe 9th annual Becoming Cosmopolitan event to benefit Community Cooperative will take place on Thursday, October 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in the Fort Myers River District. Sponsorships are now available for the womens event benefiting the agencys Women & Childrens Programming. We are so excited to be hosting the event at one of the most beautiful buildings in Fort Myers. We will be utilizing multiple spaces of the newly renovated art center which will serve as a beautiful backdrop for the Becoming Cosmopolitan event, said Tracey Galloway, CEO of Community Cooperative. This years event will feature fine cuisine, signature cocktails, a boutique marketplace, and gaming tables while keeping the lounge theme but with lots of new twists, including a Key To The Closet raffle, which will give one lucky lady more than $5,000 in fabulous gifts. We are really taking this event to a whole new level. What could be better than a night out on the town with your girlfriends, said Galloway. Add in great cuisine, cocktails, and fabulous shopping, all in support of a great cause, and youve got what Becoming Cosmopolitan is all about. This traditionally women-only evening features glamorous shopping with local vendors, gourmet cuisine and cocktails, sinfully delicious desserts, a silent auction, exciting raffles, great music and an after party all in celebration of the cosmopolitan lifestyle of Southwest Florida. Over 300 local women attended last falls event. Each year, we have been able to make this event bigger and better than ever, said Katie Haas, director of Florida operations for the Boston Red Sox and a Community Cooperative board member. The monies raised will go a remarkably long way in helping Community Cooperative assist the growing number of women and children who are in need of food, shelter, and other social services. Sponsorships are available and range from $1,000 to $10,000. Donations for the silent and live auctions are also being accepted. For tickets or more information, call 332-7687 ext. 6 or visit www. ccmileecounty.com. Annual Bikers For Babies ReturnsSix Bends Harley-Davidson is hosting the annual Bikers For Babies events benefitting the March of Dimes. They will take place Friday through Sunday, November 14 to 16. The Southwest Florida ride is the second largest and longest police escorted ride of all Bikers For Babies events nationwide. Leading up to the event, the March of Dimes annual Helmet Drive will be held on Saturday, October 25 in Fort Myers and Cape Coral from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. collecting cash donations from the community. Volunteers with helmets in-hand will be at the corners of Santa Barbara Boulevard and Veterans Parkway, Cape Coral Parkway and Del Prado Boulevard, and Santa Barbara Boulevard at Pine Island Road in Cape Coral. They will also be at Daniels Parkway at U.S. 41, College Parkway at U.S. 41, Gladiolus Road at U.S. 41, and the corner of Summerlin Road and Cypress Lake Parkway in Fort Myers. To get involved, contact Taylor Loethen at 271-2564. The main event weekend will kick-off with Bike Night on Friday, November 14 from 6 until 10 p.m., featuring live entertainment, vendors and the annual Big Kahuna Bed Race. Participants can also pre-register for the Bikers For Babies ride at that time ($35 per rider and $15 per passenger). On Saturday, activities will feature a car and bike show on site at Six Bends Harley-Davidson from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with vendors on-site from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pre-ride registration will also be available that day. Sunday is the ultimate Bikers For Babies event from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Lineup will take place at 9 a.m. at North Collier Regional Park, with bikers leaving promptly at 11 a.m. The ride will end at Six Bends Harley-Davidson, where there will be live music, food, vendors and awards. The cost for the ride is $35 per rider and $15 per passenger. The cost increases to $40 per rider and $20 per passenger on the day of event. Alternatively, participants can be a $100 Hero by raising or donating $100 and receive ride registration, lunch, event pin and a T-shirt. For more information about Bikers For Babies, contact the Fort Myers March of Dimes office at 271-2564. Six Bends Harley-Davidson is located at 9501 Thunder Road in Fort Myers and can be reached at 275-4647. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


21 THE RIVER AUGUST 29, 2014 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My high school kids seem so bored by their work at school and complain all the time. All I hear is, I wont ever use anything I am learning in this class, but I have to take it to graduate. I think if they would just get into it a little bit they might like what they are studying. Is there someway I can help them to think about their work so its more interesting to them? Julian F., Fort Myers, Florida Julian, You are not the only parent who has heard this lament. Teachers hear this too. Course content does not always seem relevant to students. Somehow the content of the course material has to be made relevant. When information becomes meaningful, students are able to link it to other experiences and knowledge and then this new information will be retained at a much deeper level that if they just learned it for the test. Often times parents and teachers point out the relevance of something but its not relevant to the student only to the teacher or parent. So the first step is to think about why the information is relevant to your children. Dr. Tyler Griffin, a professor at Brigham Young University, says that a way to think about this is to identify the problems the kids are facing and questions they have outside of school that this material can help them resolve. Use your childrens questions, issues and concerns to make their schoolwork relevant to them. Incorporate any realworld scenarios into conversation and mention how it reminds you of what they are studying. Maybe a conversation will ensue and that link to the material will be made and retained at a much deeper level. Remember that relevance is relative. Just because something is meaningful and interesting to you, it may not be for your kids. Much of the responsibility to present course content as relevant belongs to the teacher but the teacher cannot do it alone. There needs to be cooperation from the student and parents to make learning occur. The following quote from a recent Harvard Family Research Project sums up these relationships very nicely and makes a great deal of sense: Student homework creates opportunities for important interactions among schools, families, students, and other adults who help care for children. Welldesigned homework helps students learn; it also offers parents opportunities to see what students are learning, talk with children about their learning, and interact with teachers and other school-community members about ways to support student learning. 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. Jiles Enrolls At James MadisonCape Coral resident Rhasheed Jiles has enrolled at James Madison University for the fall 2014 semester. Jiles plans to major in management. DDWS Teacher Grants Deadline ApproachesThe Ding Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge (DDWS), with JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, announced its 8th annual donation of teacher grants. This year, the DDWS board of directors voted to double the total available grant funds from $5,000 to $10,000 and to expand eligibility beyond Lee County to Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties for conservation educationrelated projects. Teachers in the five-county area may apply for grants up to $1,000 to purchase teaching aids, books and classroom materials; fund new classroom science projects; take field trips; or conduct work projects in the community. All schools are invited to submit environmental educationor science-related unit proposals by October 31. The approved proposals will be awarded in November for projects to be completed by May 2015. The education committee is very pleased that the board has generously increased the reach of our teach grants, said Doris Hardy, DDWS Environmental Education Committee chair. With environmental education funding being cut throughout the school district, teachers and students are grateful to receive our grants to fund special projects. Its an important part of the societys mission to educate and make future conservation stewards out of todays youth pool. In the past seven years, the society has granted more than $39,000 to local schools for environmental projects. The teacher grants are funded by DDWS monies received from the Ding Darling Foundation earmarked specifically for education. For further information and an application, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/ grants; or contact Gary Ogden at 4721100 ext. 233 or Hardy at hardydd@ comcast.net. Students at Patriot Elementary School in Cape Coral released butterflies last school year as part of its Winged Patriots Soar grant project FGCU Launches One Book, One Campus ProgramFlorida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) invites members of the Southwest Florida community to join in reading its One Book, One Campus selection for the 2014-15 school year, Warren St. Johns Outcasts United. The university is teaming up with local libraries, high schools, bookstores and book clubs to encourage participation in activities tied to the book and dialogue revolving around its themes. Upcoming events include a Novel Night group discussion at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 9 at the Fort Myers Barnes & Noble Booksellers and a moderated panel discussion called FGCUnited from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 22 at the FGCU Cohen Center. More details and additional events will be posted on the FGCU One Book, One Campus Facebook page and @FGCU_ OBOC on Twitter. Outcasts United: An American Town, A Refugee Team and One Womans Quest to Make a Difference (Spiegel & Grau, 2009) is the true story of a youth soccer team, The Fugees, made up of refugees from impoverished, politically unstable or war-torn countries whose families have been resettled in a small Georgia town. The inspirational book follows The Fugees indomitable coach, a young woman from Jordan who decides to stay in the United States after finishing college, as she fights to find a place for her team to play in a community where soccer and The Fugees symbolize unwelcome change. The Washington Post called it an uplifting tale celebrating the most oldfashioned of virtues: hard work, self-discipline, regard for others. One Book, One Campus involves first-year students, faculty and staff in a common reading experience that incorporates classroom curriculum and community engagement activities. Through the semester-long project, students learn critical reading and thinking skills that enhance academic performance and also build bridges with peers and the greater university community. Research shows a strong connection between student success and an integrated, campus-wide approach to engaging students. Each year since 2003, a committee of FGCU faculty, staff and students has selected a book for the program based on how it explores core values such as diversity, civic engagement, sustainability and social responsibility. Outcasts United offers powerful messages about tolerance, perseverance and the possibility of one person making a difference in a community, said Jim Wohlpart, Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Professor of Environmental Literature. These are important life lessons that complement what students learn in the classroom. For more information about One Book, One Campus, contact Wohlpart at 590-1094. Authors To Speak At Lakes Regional LibraryAuthors Phil and Carol Arnold will be the guest speakers for the September meeting of the Friends of Lakes Regional Library, to be held on Friday, September 12 at 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend. The Arnolds served as Peace Corps volunteers and wrote of their experiences as English teachers in the Ukraine. Lakes Regional Library is located at 15290 Bass Road in Fort Myers. For more information, call the library at 533-4000. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213


THE RIVER AUGUST 29, 201422 Financial FocusWork To Become A Better Investorby Jennifer BaseyOn Monday, September 1, we observe Labor Day a celebration of the American worker. Of course, you work hard at your own job, but, when you think of it, every worthwhile endeavor in life requires significant effort and thats certainly the case with investing. The harder you work at it, the more likely you are to make progress toward your goals. So as you think about investing, consider the following areas in which you will need to apply yourself: Work to identify your goals. Its important that you know just why youre investing. Do you want to send your children (or grandchildren) to college? Do you want to retire early? What sort of retirement lifestyle do you envision? What kind of legacy do you want to leave? Identifying your financial goals is the necessary first step toward achieving them. Work to know your own risk tolerance. Its essential that you know your own investment personality that is, how much risk you can comfortably handle. If you think you can handle a relatively high level of risk, but you find yourself worrying excessively over every drop in the market, you may need to re-evaluate your risk tolerance and adjust your investment habits. Conversely, if you believe yourself to be highly risk-avoidant, but you find yourself frustrated over the relatively low returns you get from conservative investments, you may need to revise your thinking and your actions. Work to avoid bad habits. Many investors chase after hot stocks or try to time the market. However, hot stocks can cool off quickly, while efforts to predict market highs and lows are doomed to fail because no one can accurately forecast those points. You will want to be especially diligent about learning to look past the headlines and beyond short-term price movements in the financial markets because too many people overreact to these events. If you can avoid these bad investment habits, youll be doing yourself a favor. Work to follow a consistent investment strategy. If you invest over the course of several decades, you are going to see a lot of ups and downs in the financial markets. And when the markets get choppy, you may be tempted to take a time out from investing. But if you do this repeatedly, you will certainly interrupt the progress you need to make toward your financial goals. If you can develop the discipline to follow a consistent investment strategy and to keep investing in all types of markets, you have a pretty good chance of smoothing out the effects of market volatility over time. And, as a bonus, youll be far less likely to concern yourself over day-to-day price fluctuations. Work to review your progress. Along with your financial advisor, consistently review your progress toward your goals. Your investment professional should establish your portfolio review frequency and meet with you to discuss your investments at least once a year. So, there you have it some ideas on how you can work to be a better investor. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. AppleJuiceApple Safari, Siri And Extending Your Battery Lifeby Carol Rooksby Weidlich, President, SWACKSSafari Apples web browser Safari is able to have multiple tabs open at the same time. You can close a tab by tapping the x in the upper left corner or just hold the tab and slide it to the left to close it. When youre typing a website url hold down the period (.) at the bottom of your keyboard and a menu will appear with a list of web suffixes for you to choose from. Siri You can tell Siri to read your emails aloud to you by saying the magic words, Read my mail. If you want to hear just your newest emails, say Read my most recent email. For emails from a specific person say Do I have email from John? Heres a fun thing to ask Siri What flights are above me? or say, Planes overhead. Siri will bring up a list showing all flights above you at that moment. Battery Tips Extend your battery life by reducing the usage of Location Services. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services. Check those apps that are actively using the Location Services all the time. Turn off those apps, or Location Services itself. To extend your battery life, change your settings turning off sending Diagnostic & Usage Report. Open Settings > General > About and scroll to the bottom of the screen to Diagnostics & Usage. Tap on the arrow then change Automatically Send to Dont Send. If you have your email set to Push, that means your device is connecting to the Internet all the time. This is a constant draw on your battery. Change your Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data and turn off Push. Closing apps will help to conserve your battery. Double tap the Home button to launch the fast app switcher. Close an app by flicking it towards the top of the screen. You can close multiple apps (up to three) at the same time. Just touch each app with a finger and flick them up at the same time. To charge your Apple Device faster, put your device in Airplane Mode. Workshops are held the second Tuesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m., and meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. (with the exception of July and August) at Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Road in Fort Myers. For more information on the South West Florida Apple Computer Knowledge Society, visit www.swacks. org. Next Phase For Trafficking ProgramIn 2012, the Southwest Regional Human Trafficking Coalition began its Point of Contact, Point of Rescue program, reaching out to local businesses, especially mall security and restaurants in the Lee County area. The goal of the program was to teach employees and managers how to identify the signs of human trafficking at their location and how to follow a protocol to report the crime which keeps both the victim and the employees safe. Contacts were made with the attorney general of Floridas office and the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, which was also initiating a program. In 2013, the program was expanded to Lee Memorial Health System and dozens of trainings ranging from the board of directors to emergency room personnel and safety officers have been held with many more planned. Over 500 people have been reached so far, with the goal of reaching all 10,000 employees. This year, the Lee County Library System has been included with trainings planned for employees and the public all year. Last year, inspired by a presentation at a national conference on effective outreach to hotels, the coalition began to gather information from groups around the country like the OConnor Foundation in Phoenix, Arizona, the New Jersey Human Trafficking Coalition and the Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment as well as hospitality groups like the Carlson group of hotels offered advice and materials which could be adapted for use in Southwest Florida. Cases of girls being trafficked in local hotels, especially off the I-75 and I-41 corridors, have been reported in the past and victims have been rescued and treated. Currently, the coalition, led by ACT and Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships and a group of devoted volunteers, has adapted the New Jersey tool kit to local needs, incorporating ideas from the other collaborative agencies from around the country. Volunteers and employees are participating in Train the Trainer classes in anticipation of many trainings at hotels, aimed at different departments, such as housekeeping, security, front desk and reservations, to identify signs of trafficking and a protocol to report the crime. Local hoteliers are asked for their input and dates for trainings are being set. This program is being funded by ACT and HTAP and by grants from the WellsFargo Foundation, but additional funding is needed. If you are interested in volunteering, holding trainings in your business or supporting this work, contact ygarcia@ actabuse.com, swflcoalsec@gmail.com or info@humantraffickingawareness.org Identity Theft, Frauds And Scams SeminarThe Southwest Florida Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) is hosting an Identify Theft, Frauds and Scams presentation by the Lee County Sheriffs Office (LCSO) as part of the Chapters Trusted Business Advisors Series of continuing education. Det. Kevin Watkins will be the featured presenter. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, September 10 at the Lee County Sheriffs Office, 14750 Six Mile Cypress Parkway in Fort Myers. The event is designed for CFOs, controllers, CMAs, CPAs, CGFMs and other finance professionals and qualifies for 2.0 CPE for accounting and financial certifications. Tickets for this event are $30 for members, $35 for non-members, and $20 for students and retirees. For more information, visit the IMA Southwest Florida website at www.swflima.org. Register for this event by visiting www. imaswflsep14.eventbrite.com. Networking starts at 5:30 p.m., with a light dinner, the presenters program runs from 6 to 8 p.m. The Southwest Florida IMA Chapter regularly holds seminars, meetings and special events that are timely and relevant for its members, its professional network, and the Southwest Florida business community. The Southwest Florida IMA Chapter is an award-winning chapter in 2014. For more information about IMA, visit www.imanet.org. Sanibel Bridge MaintenanceThe Lee County Department of Transportation announced plans for maintenance to the Sanibel Captiva Road Bridge (over Blind Pass) on Friday, August 29. Lee County DOT will be applying a protective coating on the middle span of the Blind Pass Bridge as part of a pilot project to evaluate the effectiveness of the coating in mitigating bridge deck corrosion. The work is scheduled to start on August 29 and be completed within the same day, weather permitting. There will be single lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the north and southbound lanes. For questions relating to this project, contact Sam Updike at 533-9400.


23 THE RIVER AUGUST 29, 2014 deaRPharmacistHelp For Hashimotos And Hypothyroidismby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I listened to your Thyroid Summit last June and heard the different doctors talk about medicine but Im still unsure what I should be taking. I have Hashimotos and dont do well on Armour. Can you tell me what is best for me? JC, Chicago, Illinois As a pharmacist, I know about all the medications for thyroid disease, but as an individual, I insist you ask your practitioner whats best for you. Ive learned that people with Hashimotos have a peculiar sensitivity (at times) to porcine derived medications known Natural Dessicated Thyroid, or NDT. Your Armour medication is in the NDT class. NDT drugs are popular prescription medications that contain a combination of T4 and T3 that is porcine (pig) derived, then purified. First the advantages of NDT drugs: 1. NDT drugs provide your body with a good match to your own human thyroid hormone, despite being derived from pig glands. 2. NDT drugs have been around for a long time, and have a relatively safe track record. 3. The price is very affordable for a month supply. Here are a few disadvantages of NDT drugs: 1. Some people develop an allergy to it, or they dont want an animal-derived product. 2. This is a biggie for people with Hashimotos... your immune system may mistake the added thyroid glandular you are getting from the drug and make more antibodies to your thyroid. For some of you, your immune cells cannot distinguish between pork-derived thyroid gland and your own thyroid gland, so the NDT drugs trigger your immune system. We are talking about auto-immune thyroid disease, not regular hypothyroidism. You would know because your TPO (thyroid peroxidase) TG (thyroglobulin) antibodies would increase, and symptoms would flare. This reaction does not happen to everyone but if you do react, then one easy alternative would be to switch to a synthetic drug, such as levothyroxine. This is a synthetic T4 drug that matches your own thyroxine hormone, and because its not glandular, it might mean fewer antibodies. Removing grains, soy and dairy can reduce antibodies, so can taking selenium. As for levothyroxine, one disadvantage that is that some of you may not fully activate the medicine into T3 thyroid hormone, so symptoms persist. This poor peripheral conversion of T4 to T3 is what I call being thyroid sick and you can activate better if you take certain natural herbs, probiotics and vitamins. I cover it all in my Thyroid Healthy book. Levothyroxine is usually started at 50 mcg (micrograms) per day, and titrated up within a few weeks to higher doses. Thyroid medicine is always taken in the morning on an empty stomach. Your physician should be monitoring free T3 and T4 during this process. If the T4 goes up to high, then balancing it with T3 from Cytomel, or from Compounded T3, which comes from a compounding pharmacy can help. 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. United Way 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. 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, Our single, high-powered, careerminded daughter became pregnant, much to her surprise. She lives 500 miles away and visited us to ask if she could stay with us for a few days after she had her abortion. Her father and I do not believe in abortion so we talked her out of having this procedure. She delivered her baby in our city then dropped her off and went back to her own home. We were shocked and now five years later, we enjoy our granddaughter but it is becoming as strain. Our retirement years are not as we had planned and our daughter is not the least bit interested in her daughter. We are beginning to think we should have stayed out of her business. What do you think? Vicky Dear Vicky, It is often very hard for us older parents to realize that our children have grown up and are capable of making all their own decisions. She had made her decision and you and your husband had an opinion different from hers. You unfortunately find the responsibility of your grandchilds upbringing difficult with your own lifestyle. It seems so sad when so many people would dearly love to be her parents or grandparents. This is a very sad situation and I feel sad for your grandchild. Lizzie Dear Vicky, If your daughter has not attached to her child by now, what a tragedy for her. Your daughter is an adult and capable of making her own decisions and life plans. She made hers, but you decided that it was not the right decision for her. I do not know what to suggest that would make her do something she clearly does not want to do. It seems to me the questions needing to be answered are how to make your child care responsibilities easier. You need to establish support systems that will best help you and your grandchild. Best of luck. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. LMHS Making Health Care More ConvenientLee Memorial Health System has made it easier for patients to access their inpatient records by adding them to the MyChart App and website. Lee Memorial Health System is proud to offer this technology to help patients better manage their health, and to ensure the most efficient and coordinated care. The health system has also gone digital with its prescribing practices. Medications are now conveniently e-prescribed directly to pharmacies upon discharge. Epic and the MyChart component, as well as other electronic health records (EHR), are the new standard in health care across the country. By utilizing Epic and MyChart, Lee Memorial Health System is strengthening its partnership with patients. Providing patients access to their patient record improves patient engagement and compliance with their prescribed plan of care, said Leah Lynch, M.D., internal medicine physician and Lee Physician Groups medical director of informatics. Compliant patients usually respond better to treatment, and ultimately, recover quicker. Through MyChart, patients can access parts of their Epic patient record anytime from their home computer or smart phone. Access to important medical information is further expanded now that we have also linked hospital inpatient information to the records. Adult patients who have been patients in one of Lee Memorial Health Systems hospitals can get results from their lab work and X-ray reports, as well as important discharge information, including their medication list, when they are ready to leave the hospital. When a patient is discharged from any Lee Memorial Health System hospital, they receive an access code so they can look up any information they may need as they transition back home, explained Lynch. MyChart helps patients take more ownership of their health because they can stay on top of tests, prescriptions and medical appointments for themselves and their family members. It also helps keep everyone patient, caregiver, physician and specialists on the same page because we are dealing with one single record. To get started with MyChart, activation codes can be provided, in person, by any participating Lee Physician Group, Lee Convenient Care or Florida Neurology Group provider. To learn more about MyChart, MyChart Mobile App or to activate your code, visit www.LeeMemorial. org/MyChart.


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PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. MOVIES: In a prank that went awry, what famous Hollywood producer accidentally got stuck in the mouth of the Jaws mechanical shark? 2. TELEVISION: What spinoff comedy show spawned the spinoff sitcom Good Times in the 1970s? 3. GEOGRAPHY: Where is the Ruhr region located? 4. MYTHOLOGY: What was the name of the country ruled by Midas, the king with the golden touch? 5. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: What 19th-century author said, The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation? 6. SCIENCE: What is the third most common element in the Earths atmosphere by percentage, after nitrogen and oxygen? 7. MUSIC: What is the national anthem of the United Kingdom? 8. LITERATURE: In which of Shakespeares plays do the characters of Beatrice and Benedick appear? 9. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What was the name of the single supercontinent from which modernday continents are believed to have formed? 10. ASTRONOMY: Which planets two moons are named Phobos and Deimos? TRIVIA TEST 1. George Lucas 2. Maude, which was a spinoff of All in the Family 3. Germany 4. Phrygia 5. Henry David Thoreau 6. Argon 7. God Save the Queen (or King) 8. Much Ado About Nothing 9. Pangaea 10. Mars. ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER AUGUST 29, 2014 My Stars FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Be careful not to allow the backers of a new financial deal to pull the wool over the Lambs eyes. It could hold fewer plusses and more negatives than you were first led to believe. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Its a good idea to finish all incomplete tasks so that you can devote your attention to next weeks projects. The weekend could hold surprises for romantic Fernandas and Ferdinands. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A workplace suggestion you made a while ago that you might have forgotten could come back with a request to turn it from idea to reality. Your social life picks up considerably this weekend. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Someone from the past could return with an intriguing opportunity for a future project. Check into it, by all means. But dont neglect your current responsibilities in the meantime. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Keeping your claws sheathed and using good humor instead to counter someone whos badmouthing the Big Cat isnt easy. But its the best way to avoid more problems down the line. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A workplace situation could improve if youre less critical and more supportive of those who are, after all, trying to do their best. Let them know youre there to help when necessary. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A new job offer might not carry all the benefits youre seeking. Make sure you know what youre entitled to, what is off the table and what is negotiable before you make a decision. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A social obligation you would rather get out of could hold some surprisingly positive aspects. Why not go and see for yourself? A family member makes a curious request. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Before tackling that new project awaiting you at home or on the job, take time out for some much-deserved pampering to help lift your spirits and restore your energy levels. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your social calendar begins to fill up more quickly than you expected. And thats great. You deserve to enjoy some good fun after so much time spent on serious matters. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A domestic situation continues to improve, thanks to all the tender, loving concern youve shown. A colleague makes a questionable move that you might want to check out sooner rather than later. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A sudden turn in a romantic relationship calls for both a rational and passionate response. Keep the love level high, but also find out why the problem arose in the first place. BORN THIS WEEK: You often set high standards for others. But to your credit, you set the same expectations for yourself. On Sept. 2, 31 B.C., at the Battle of Actium, Roman leader Octavian wins a decisive victory against the forces of Mark Antony and Cleopatra, queen of Egypt. Antony and Cleopatra broke though the enemy lines and fled to Egypt, where they would commit suicide the following year. On Sept. 3, 1777, the American flag was flown in battle for the first time during a Revolutionary War skirmish at Coochs Bridge, Delaware. Patriot Gen. William Maxwell ordered the Stars and Stripes banner raised as a detachment of his infantry and cavalry met an advance guard of British and Hessian troops. On Sept. 1, 1807, former U.S. vice president Aaron Burr is acquitted of plotting to annex parts of Louisiana and Spanish territory in Mexico to be used toward the establishment of an independent republic. Nevertheless, public opinion condemned him as a traitor, and he fled to Europe. On Sept. 7, 1896, an electric car built by the Riker Electric Motor Company wins the first auto race in the United States, at the Narragansett Trotting Park in Rhode Island. The Riker won the race easily, finishing its five laps in about 15 minutes. The other electric car came in second, and a gas-powered Duryea took third. On Sept. 4, 1951, President Harry S. Trumans opening speech before a conference in San Francisco is broadcast across the nation, marking the first time a television program was broadcast from coast to coast. The speech was picked up by 87 stations in 47 cities. On Sept. 5, 1975, in Sacramento, California, an assassination attempt against President Gerald Ford is foiled when a Secret Service agent wrests a .45-caliber pistol from Lynette Squeaky Fromme, a follower of incarcerated cult leader Charles Manson. On Sept. 6, 1995, Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking Lou Gehrigs record for most consecutive games played. Ripken went on to play 2,632 games in a row before ending the streak by voluntarily removing himself from a game in 1998. It was noted British wit Hector Hugh Monroe -better known by his pen name, Saki -who made the following sage observation: A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation. When Mozart was young, he traveled to Rome to hear Gregorio Allegris Miserere performed by the papal choir. This piece was performed only once a year, and the pope had forbidden its performance anywhere else in the world. There was only one copy of the score, and it was kept in a vault in the Vatican. According to a papal decree, anyone who reproduced the work in any way would be excommunicated from the Catholic Church. After Mozart heard the performance -only once -he transcribed the entire piece. When the pope heard of this feat of memory and musical genius, rather than excommunicating the prodigy, he awarded Mozart the Cross of the Order of the Golden Spur. The dog that played Toto in The Wizard of Oz was actually named Terry. It is a Moroccan man named Brahim Takioullah who has the dubious distinction of possessing the worlds largest feet. They measure 15 inches from heel to toe. A man is 10 times more likely to be color blind than a woman is. Youve probably heard the phrase long in the tooth to describe someone whos getting up there in years, but did you ever wonder where it originated? The term came from horse breeders. As equines age, their gums begin to recede; the teeth dont actually get longer, but they appear to. Therefore, a horse whose teeth look long must be getting old. If youre like 20 million other Americans, you read your horoscope on a daily basis. The nice thing about egotists is that they dont talk about other people. Lucille S. Harper THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY SPORTS QUIZ 1. Name the last team before the 2013 Chicago Cubs to be shut out five times in seven home games. 2. Who was the first Colombian native to play in the major leagues? 3. When was the last time before 2013 that the first two overall picks in the NFL Draft were offensive linemen? 4. How long was the Michigan State mens basketball team absent from the NCAA Tournament before Magic Johnson helped take the Spartans there in 1978? 5. Who was the last Boston Bruins player before Patrice Bergeron in 2014 to record a sevengame goal-scoring streak? 6. Name the first pair to have two Olympic ice dancing gold medals. 7. In 2014, golfer Miguel Angel Jimenez became the third player to lead from start to finish in his Champions Tour debut. Name either of the other two. ANSWERS 1. The 1963 New York Mets. 2. Luis Castro of the Philadelphia Athletics in 1902. 3. It was 1968, when Ron Yary and Bob Johnson were the rst two picks. 4. It was 19 seasons. 5. Geoff Courtnall, in the 1985-86 season. 6. Russias Oksana Grishuk and Evgeni Platov, in 1994-98. 7. Rod Funseth (1983) and Bruce Fleisher (1999).


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Pets Of The Week SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 27 THE RIVER AUGUST 29, 201430 Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .911 Lee County Sheriffs Of ce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 477-1200 Florida Marine Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278-7100 Poison Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-282-3171HealthPark Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-936-5321Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . 332-3624 Foundation for Quality Childcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425-2685 Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . 454-7500 Fort Myers Beach Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 463-9691 Lakes Regional Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .533-4000 Lee County Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . 931-0931 Post Of ce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-275-8777 Visitor & Convention Bureau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338-3500ARTSAlliance for the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 939-2787 Arts For ACT Gallery & Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337-5050 Art League Of Fort Myers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275-3970 Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall . . . . . . . . . . . 481-4849 BIG ARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278-4422 Cultural Park Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 772-5862 Edison Festival of Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334-2999 Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade . . . . . . . . . . 332-4488 Florida West Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 948-4427 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers . . . . . . . . . . . 288-2535 Gulf Coast Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 489-1800 Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres . . . . . . . . . . 481-8059 Naples Philharmonic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239-597-1111 The Schoolhouse Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-6862 SW Florida Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418-0996 Theatre Conspiracy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 936-3239 Young Artists Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 574-9321CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSAngel Flight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-877-4AN-ANGEL Animal Refuge Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 731-3535 American Business Women Association . . . . . . . . . . 357-6755 Audubon of SWFL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .339-8046 Audubon Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-3156 Caloosahatchee Chapter DAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482-1366 Caloosahatchee Folk Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-4620 Cape Chorale Barbershop Chorus . . . . . . . . . .1-855-425-3631 Cape Coral Stamp Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 542-9153 duPont Company Retirees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454-1083 Edison Porcelain Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415-2484 Embroiderers Guild of America Sea Grape Chapter . . . .239-267-1990 FM UDC Chapter 2614 United Daughters of the Confederacy . 728-3743 Friendship Force Of SW FL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 561-9164 Horticulture and Tea Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-8334 Horticultural Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-6940 Lee County Genealogical Society . . . . . . . . . . . . 549-9625 Lee Trust for Historic Preservation . . . . . . . . . . . . 939-7278 NARFE(National Active & Retired Federal Employees . . . . 482-6713 Navy Seabees Veterans of America . . . . . . . . . . . 731-1901 Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 667-1354 Sons of Confederate Veterans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332-2408 Southwest Florida Fencing Academy . . . . . . . . . . . 939-1338 Southwest Florida Music Association . . . . . . . . . . . .561-2118Kiwanis Clubs:Fort Myers Beach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .765-4254 or 454-8090 Fort Myers Edison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 694-1056 Fort Myers South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 691-1405 Gateway to the Islands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415-3100 Iona-McGregor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482-0869Lions Clubs:Fort Myers Beach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 463-9738 Fort Myers High Noon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 466-4228 Estero/South Fort Myers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 898-1921 Notre Dame Club of Lee County . . . . . . . . . . . . . 768-0417 POLO Club of Lee County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 477-4906 Rotary Club of Fort Myers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332-8158 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472-6940 United Way of Lee County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour) . . . . . . . . . .211 or 433-3900AREA ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395-2233 Burroughs Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337-9505 Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium . . . . . . . . . . . 275-3435 Edison & Ford Winter Estates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334-3614 Fort Myers Skate Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-7558 Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium . . . . . . . . 321-7420 JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge . . . . . . . . . .472-1100 Koreshan State Historic Site . . . . . . . . . . . . .239-992-0311 Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center . . . . . . . 765-8101 Skatium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .321-7510 Southwest Florida Historical Society . . . . . . . . . . . .939-4044 Southwest Florida Museum of History . . . . . . . . . . . 321-7430 True Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .945-0405 To be listed in calling card email your information to: press@riverweekly.com Hello, my name is Lexi. Im a 7-month-old spayed female brown and white hound mix. Im a perky, peppy, young pooch with a real zest for life! Im an All-American Dog, as American as baseball and apple pie and just as fun and sweet. Ive got a non-stop smile and a heart as big as the sky. I want nothing more than to please you, so training me will be fun for both of us. Im just the right size and would look great on your couch or on your pool deck. My adoption fee is $45 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Endless Summer adoption promotion. Hello, my name is Candy. Im a 4-month-old spayed female black and white domestic short hair. Im sweet just like my name but thats only one of the many reasons youll want to take me home. How about adorable, playful, inquisitive and cuddly? They all describe me, so what more could you ask for in a companion? Dont forget, Im a BAMB (black and mostly black) kitty, and we are just $10 on Saturdays in August. My adoption fee is $10 (regularly $75) on Saturdays in August; $25 Monday through Friday during Animal Services Endless Summer adoption promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, 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. Candy ID# 589450 Lexi ID# 592779


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