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FREETake Me Home VOL. 13, NO. 35 SEPTEMBER 5, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Catch The Fish, Take The Pic, Win The PrizeAnglers, grab your poles and mark your calendars for October 3 to 5 for a different 36-hour fishing contest to benefit Child Care of Southwest Florida. During the inaugural Fish36 weekend, competitors will be encouraged to fish wherever and for as long as they like for anything they can catch, to trade photos of their fish for raffle tickets and to join in the fun for great prizes. Fish36 kicks off on Friday, October 3 with a half-hour 6:30 p.m. team meeting at the Cape Harbour Boat House at the south end of Chiquita Boulevard in Cape Coral. Registration is $100 for a oneto four-member team. Each team will receive a goody bucket and a list of 36 species a combination of inshore and offshore fish with points assigned by species. Participants will fish as much or as little as they like during the next 36 hours and will take a photo of each of their catches. Mystery items, provided Friday evening by photo sponsor Roger Dean Chevrolet, must be included in the photos to prove the catch happened during Fish36. Fish do not need to be measured or kept; the objective is to target multiple species and take photos. Its about fun on the water, with a touch of competition, and supporting a great local cause, said Jim Griffiths, event organizer and publisher of Nautical Mile Magazine. Fish from a boat, pier, dock, bridge, Fort Lauderdale or an aquarium just make sure your secret item is in the photos, and aim for multiple species. Sheriff Scott has offered safe storage assistance for raffle items that started coming in May and will continue until the event. continued on page 6 Child Care of Southwest Florida student Lelani Britton shows off her catch to Jim Griffiths and Richard Paul SCCF Annual International Coastal Cleanup On Saturday, September 20, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) invites residents and visitors to participate in an international volunteer effort to rid the coastlines and waterways of marine litter, pollution, and debris. Volunteers worldwide remove millions of pounds of coastal trash that can hurt local economies, injure and kill marine wildlife, and choke the ocean environment. SCCFS partner in the Ocean Conservancys 28th annual Coastal Cleanup is Keep Lee County Beautiful. Bring your friends and family to SCCF at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Saturday, September 20 to check in and pick up your Coastal Cleanup Data cards and trash bags. Bring your own water to reduce the use of plastic water bottles and work gloves to reduce the use of the plastic gloves that will be available. Lunch and snacks on the Nature Center porch will be available from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be a dumpster to deposit your trash.Worldwide last year, volunteers picked up 12.3 million pounds of trash on 12,000 miles of coast. Cigarettes and food rappers topped the list of things found, with plastic bottles coming in third. Lee County volunteers numbered 1,605 and collected 10,361 pounds of trash. Trash in the ocean is one of thecontinued on page 7 Edgy Visual Audio Art DowntownSculptor and musician Lawrence Voytek will open a solo exhibition entitled Whats up with that? at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center during Art Walk on Friday, September 5 from 6 to 10 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through September 25. Voytek is talented in creating indoor and outdoor public sculptures as well ascontinued on page 7 The open reception for the work of Lawrence Voytek is September 5 during Art Walk Great blue heron caught in plastic ZombiCon Is Coming This OctoberJanet Planit DeMarco, president of Pushing DaiZies, Inc., announced that the 8th annual ZombiCon will be held in downtown Fort Myers on October 18. The theme this year is Voodoo Nightmare. Pushing DaiZies, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is the founder of ZombiCon, Los Muertos and other theatrical events in continued on page 7


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 5, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: The Bungalow Schoolby Gerri Reaves, PhDIn the first decades of the 20th century, Fort Myers couldnt build schools fast enough. The Bungalow School, shown in this undated photo, is but one example of a structure built to accommodate an overflow of students. The Bungalow was located on Royal Palm Avenue, just south of the Gwynne High School that was built in 1914 at Second Street and Royal Palm. That school, too, had become due to an increase in student population. No sooner had the Gwynne Institute at Second and Jackson been completed in 1911 than it was already over-crowded. The new brick Gwynne High School didnt remain a high school for long. It soon became a junior high when yet another high school was built a little farther south at Royal Palm and Thompson (on the site of todays Lee County Constitutional Complex). The first of two wood-frame bungalows was constructed in the late 19-teens and housed primary grades. At that time, the main brick school was Central Grammar. However, a second building was soon added and connected by a corridor for a duplex effect. John Sheppard remembers The Bungalow School well, for he was a student there in the 1940s when it housed six classes of seventh graders as well as the shop classes. Teachers he remembers include Mrs. Minette, math; Mrs. Millteer, English; Mr. Lord, agriculture; and Mrs. Foster, geography. One of his most vivid memories is shop class, which boys were required to take with Mr. Tribble, whom he describes as a wonderful man who loved the students. However, the unguarded electric saws made it an unpleasant experience for him, because the safety standards did not live up to todays more strict ones. The Bungalow never had central heating, but relied primarily on wood stoves in each classroom, he notes in his book, One Mans Family In Early Fort Myers, 18981945. On the coldest days, the teacher and students near the stove bathed in the warmth, but the students in the back rows resorted to wearing ski jackets, gloves and hats. Genevieve Bowen, also a student there in the 1940s, recalls the portable kerosene stove that music teacher Mrs. Nettie Pearl Battey used when she gave after-school lessons in a room in the center section of the building. Like Sheppard, she remembers rotating among the south buildings classrooms for history, English, geography and math. When the brick school was transformed into the Crescent Building circa 1950, The Bungalow School became an annex to that business and office complex. The former Bungalow School even served as Canterbury School for a time in the mid-1960s. The site was sold and in 1976 was cleared for a parking lot. The old bungalows were either demolished or moved. Walk down to the site that once rang with the sounds of students busy at work and play. Then, take a short walk to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street, where you can learn about the school system that was always bursting at the seams. 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 First 100 Years: Lee County Public Schools, 1887-1987 by Donald O. Stone and Beth W. Carter; and One Mans Family In Early Fort Myers, 18981945 by John Woolslair Sheppard. 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 The former site of The Bungalow School is now a parking lot photo by Gerri Reaves These connected buildings formed The Bungalow School on Royal Palm Avenue. As the Crescent Building Annex, they later housed offices and businesses. (photo undated) courtesy Southwest Florida Historical Society


3 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 Fort Myers Public Art: Rare Works At Highwaymen Exhibitby Tom HallSons of the Sun: The Highwaymen opens at the Southwest Florida Museum of History opens with a 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. reception on Friday, September 5. The exhibition explores 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, firmly establishing their place in American history. In 2004, Alfred Hair and The Highwaymen were inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame. Alfred Hairs son, Kelvin Hair, a working artist today, was selected by Gov. Rick Scott as the 2012 Black History Month artist. Sons of the Sun: The Highwaymen features rare, never-before shown 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 throughout its duration to foster community engagement. Private collectors Tristan and Donna Chapman of Fort Myers and original Highwaymen artists Al Black, James Gibson and Mary Ann Carroll (the only Highwaywoman) will be on hand for the opening reception. They are joining with official Gulf Citrus Growers Association artist Kelvin Hair, son of the late Alfred Hair, the groups charismatic leader and the only Highwayman formally trained by renowned Florida landscape painter A. E. Beanie Backus. 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 Southwest Florida Museum of History Foundation. Since space is limited, contact Southwest Florida Museum of History Visitors Services Specialist Chuck Smith at 321-7430 or csmith@cityftmyers.com to reserve your spot at the reception. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to www.truetours.net. The opening reception for Sons of the Sun: The Highwaymen is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on September 5 at the Southwest Florida Museum of History Make sure you pick up a Nellies discount card come in six times and get a FREE meal Nellies Upstairs Waterside Bar Where its Happy Hour all the time!!! Lunch, Dinner & Snacks in Between Plus live music 263.41 N 815.18 W FREE MARINA DOCKAGE 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! Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 5, 20144 Guest Speaker At Republican Women Meeting Lee Republican Women Federated will host author and speaker K. Carl Smith of the Frederick Douglass Republican Movement at its September 11 luncheon at the Edison Restaurant, 3583 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. The cost for lunch, beginning at 11:30 a.m., is $18. Reservations are strongly suggested. Smith is the author of Frederick Douglass Republicans The Movement to Re-Ignite Americas Passion for Liberty. He will also speak in Naples on Friday, September 12 and attend a meet and greet at the Lee County Black History Society on Friday evening. Smith captivates and inspires audiences with infectious energy, compassion and satire. He brings his expertise and provides down-to-earth solutions on how the conservative movement can broaden its base. He leaves audiences ready to take action, which could change the political landscape of America. Tea Party Groups, GOP organizations, collegiate institutions, and faith-based groups alike secure the services of Smith for his stimulating and enrapturing life-empowering message. His presentations serve as a beacon of hope for those who hold liberty in high-esteem. Smith successfully completed both the Airborne and Air-Assault programs while on active duty in the U.S. Army. He is the former district leader (AL7) of Americans for Fair Taxation. In 2009, he was appointed to the Amistad Commission by former Alabama Governor Bob Riley. He was reappointed to that commission, where he currently serves. He was recently appointed to the Affordable Homeowners Insurance Commission (AHIC) by Alabama Governor Robert Bentley. Smith appeared on The 700 Club and FOX News Huckabee Show. He was recently interviewed by Ginni Thomas for The Daily Caller and participated in a soon-to-be released documentary produced by Rev. CL Bryant, The Runaway Slave. Smith has been featured in a myriad of publications. The son of Colonel (retired) Earnest C. and Bessie Smith, Sr., Smith is a native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas and was raised in Huntsville, Alabama. He is graduate of Alabama A&M University and makes his home in Trussville, Alabama. To reserve a spot for the luncheon, call 432-9389 or email rmh738@aol. com. Freedom And Family EventOn September 27 and 28, celebrate Freedom and Family at JetBlue Park. Proceeds benefit the Invest in Americas Veterans Foundation. On Saturday, there will be entertainment from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. The lineup includes: Brian Howe, former lead singer of Bad Company; Southern Rocks Finest, featuring band members from Molly Hatchet, Gregg Allman, Marshall Tucker, Rebel Pride and Pure Prairie League; One Night Rodeo, rock the house country band; Grayson Rogers, hot, new country band; Redemption; classic rock tribute band, Maggie Baugh, who played with Charlie Daniels and Neil McCoy; Ellie Lee & the Blues Fury. There will also be a motorcycle rally and hot rod and classic car show. On Sunday, the entertainment, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., includes: Casey Weston from Naples, The Voice finalist; Kim Betts & Gamble Creek Band, country tribute show; Critter Ridge, modern country hits. On both days, there will be military vehicles battle reenactments, JROTC and recruit competitions, military museum displays and events for the kids. For information on becoming a sponsor or on vendor spaces, visit www. freedomandfamilyweekend.com, call Ron at 571-4683, send an email to ron. roadhousepromotions@gmail.com, call Ralph at 910-5699 or send an email to ralphandrew@embarqmail.com. Tour Guides Needed At Burroughs HomeIf you are you a history buff and would you like to share knowledge about Fort Myers, The Burroughs Home, located in the River District at 2505 First Street, is looking for tour guides. Built in 1901 and eventually purchased by the Burroughs family of Fort Myers, the Burroughs Home is the only home from its era still standing in its original location and open to the public for tours. The home has been maintained as it was back in the early 19th century with quite a story to tell about the history of Fort Myers. The Burroughs Home is a Georgian Revival home, which is open for onehour tours on weekdays. Volunteers are needed to guide tourists through the home and gardens. Openings are available for both permanent positions and substitutes. Tour guides are provided with a thorough history of the home and the family who lived in it, and given a complete informational manual and individual training. Both permanent and seasonal residents are invited to become guides. Additional volunteer opportunities are available at the Burroughs Home. They include clerical work, special events and tasks behind the scenes. Individuals with all kinds of interests are welcome, especially those who like meeting new people and with an interest in history and historic preservation. The Burroughs Home is managed by the Uncommon Friends Foundation. Call Angela Melvin, executive director, at 337-9503, for information. Free Seminar On Searching Public Records OnlineOn September 10, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Linda Doggett, clerk of court, will present the free public seminar, The Value of Searching Public Records and Online Services, at the Cape Coral Public Library, 921 SW 39th Terrace in Cape Coral. Registration is not required. Doggett will guide you through the information available on the Lee County Clerk of Court website. Public records are not only useful to businesses and organizations, but can help you make better informed decisions in your personal dayto-day life. Review the civil and criminal public records of prospective tenants or employees, or when choosing a new doctor or selecting a local contractor Learn how to obtain copies of deeds and mortgages Review county financial and audit reports Find interactive forms for evictions, small claims and simple divorce Learn how to pay your traffic ticket online Bid on foreclosure properties or on tax deed certificates Request postponement or excusal of jury duty Obtain passport and marriage license information Locate links to other local and state agencies Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Rita Miller at RMiller@LeeClerk.org or at 5332766. Luncheon And SeminarThe Lake Kennedy Center in Cape Coral is hosting a lunch featuring guest speaker Dr. Elina Tomski, family medicine doctor, on Wednesday, September 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tomski will provide information and answer questions about the best approach to healthy living. The complimentary lunch from Jasons Deli will be provided by community partner Nurse on Call Home Health coordinator Stephanie Walczak. Pre-registration is required by calling. Lake Kennedy Senior Center is at 400 Santa Barbara Boulevard, Cape Coral. For more information call 574-0575. Lee Republican Women To MeetThe Lee County Republican Womens Club (chartered) will hold its monthly dinner meeting at the Crowne Plaza, 1305 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers, on Tuesday, September 9. The social/registration will begin at 6 p.m., with dinner/program beginning at 6:30 p.m. The dinner cost is $22 per person. Featured speakers will be Victor Dotres and Therese Everly, candidates for Lee Memorial Health System Board of Directors District 1. The deadline for reservations is Friday, September 5 and are required to attend. For more information and to make a reservation, call 573-6913. K.Carl Smith 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 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


5 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 Bar Association Donates Funds For PACE CenterThe Lee County Bar Association presented a donation of $24,418 to PACE Center For Girls of Lee County at its membership meeting on August 15. Sandy Stilwell, CEO of Stilwell Enterprises and chair of PACEs board, accepted the check on behalf of the organization from LCBA President John D. Agnew. Several PACE girls were also on hand, representing the organizations many success stories, as were other PACE staff members. As a token of its gratitude, PACE has designated a room in its new school building at 3800 Evans Avenue in Fort Myers to be named after the LCBA. The funds will offset some of the remodeling costs incurred at the new building, as well as provide funds for the schools operating expenses. The money was raised during the LCBAs annual Charity Golf Tournament, for which Roetzel & Andress served as Title Sponsor, and an after-party held in association with the Lee County Association of Women Lawyers. In addition to the monetary donations, the LCBA collected 257 dresses for PACE to sell at its annual Love That Dress! fundraiser, which took place on August 27 at the Embassy Suites in Estero. An additional 100 items, including shoes and accessories, were collected at the after-party. The LCBAs 4th anuual Charity Golf Tournament, which also included a lunchtime silent and live auction, raised more funds for charity than any other single event held in the LCBAs 65-year history. PACE Center For Girls is a non-residential prevention and intervention program targeting the unique needs of girls, ages 12 to 18, facing challenges such as physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse, foster care, neglect, death of a parent, family history of incarceration and declining grades. PACE girls (front row) joined PACE Center For Girls Lee Director of Development Lynnae Stewart and Academics Manager Dr. Laurie Kemp for the presentation of Lee County Bar Associations donation photo by Jim Jett John Agnew And Sandy Stilwell LCBA presents $24,000 check to PACE Center Courtneys has something for everyone. Come & see why Courtneys aims to please!239.466.4646 CONTINENTAL CUISINEAT THEIR NEW HOME. 20351 SUMMERLIN ROAD, FORT MYERS. ACROSS FROM TANGER FACTORY OUTLETS. IN THE PUBLIX SHOPPING PLAZA. Dinner for 2 for $30.00 Includes glass of house wine or well drink or domestic beer eachChoose any entree from our SUNSET DINING MENUChoice of: soup or salad comes with potato, veggie, hot baked bread and fresh herb olive oil Available from 4pm-6pm(Does not include tax or gratuity. Not valid on Holidays)Expires September 30, 2014. Make your reservations today! Free Bottle of WineWith the purchase of two dinner entrees from our regular dinner menu. Minimum entree purchase $15.Free wine is house selection red or white, tax and gratuity not included. Not valid on holidays. Expires September 30, 2014. Must present coupon at time of purchase. JOIN US EVERY SUNDAY FOR BRUNCHFROM 10AM 2PMA DELICIOUS VARIETY OF BREAKFAST AND LUNCH ITEMS ON THE MENU Thank You for Voting Us Best Continental Thank You for Voting Us Best Continental Cuisine Cuisine Pirate Fest Scavenger HuntBring the family and be a part of this years Pirate Fest Scavenger Hunt on Fort Myers Beach. The hunt will take place during the weekend of the Pirate Festival, October 10 to 12. The cost is $5 to get your treasure map and one entry to win some prizes. Tour the island throughout the weekend and find the clues to receive additional entries. Pirate treasure hunters will get one extra entry for every correct answer found on the hunt. As an added bonus, receipts from participating business can be turned in for even more entries. Purchase your map online at www. fmbpiratefest.com and pick it up during Pirate Fest at the Fort Myers Beach Chambers mobile visitor center, Roxie, which will be on site. Prizes include Florida Everblades tickets, hotel stays and gift certificates. Mann To Speak At SWFL Historical Society EventLee County Commissioner Frank Mann will speak at the next Southwest Florida Historical Society meeting, scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 11. The event will be held at the Southwest Florida Museum of History, 2031 Jackson Street in Fort Myers. Mann will speak about living 70 years in Lee County and witnessing how it has changed since his boyhood. Having lived in Lee County his entire life, Mann is a well-known political figure in the county, launching his career in 1974 when he was elected to the Florida House of Representatives. Hes also served in the Florida Senate. There is no admission charge to attend. Complementary coffee and cookies will be served starting at 6:30 p.m., and Mann will speak at 7 p.m. The Southwest Florida Historical Society is a non-profit organization operated by volunteers. For more information, call 939-4044. Purchase your treasure map online


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 5, 20146 From page 1Catch The Fish, Take The Pic, Win The PrizeExpect anything from fishing tackle, sailing lessons and fishing charters to clothing, that will be announced the day of the event. Teams will return to Cape Harbour to trade their pictures for raffle tickets on Sunday, October 5 from 8 to 11 a.m. The raffle and event lunch will begin at noon, provided by Lobster Lady, Ceno Grille, Smoken Pit BBQ, Lelulos Pizza and The Joint at Cape Harbour. Participants can put all of their raffle tickets in one bucket to maximize chances of winning a particular item, or spread them among thousands of dollars in raffle items. Visit www.fishthe36.com/pile for the latest list of prizes. To learn more or for registration forms, log onto www.fishthe36.com. Fish36 will benefit Child Care of Southwest Florida, which provides quality early education and voluntary prekindergarten programs at six accredited centers in Lee and Hendry counties. Scholarships are provided to low-income families, allowing them to maintain employment and providing their children with the continuity that fosters learning and social development. Low-income families dont always have access to high-quality programs, and dependable child care is critical to their employment, said CCSWFL Executive Director Beth Lobdell. We are grateful to Jim Griffiths and the Fish36 board of directors for helping to fund our scholarship program with such a fun and innovative event. To learn more about Child Care of Southwest Florida, visit www.CCSWFL. org. Fill Your Empty Nest At Animal ServicesAs kids head back to school and even off to college, many parents experience the empty nest syndrome. Lee County Domestic Animal Services has the perfect solution adopt a pet. Select dogs and kittens can fill that empty nest for an adoption fee of just $15 during the month of September. In addition, all cats and kittens are two for one adoption fee. Even though fees are reduced during the Fill Your Empty Nest adoption promotion, pets will still receive the same services before they go home. Each adoption will include sterilization, age appropriate vaccinations, county license for pets three months or older, microchip ID, de-worming, flea treatment, a heartworm test for dogs, feline aids and leukemia test for cats, and a10-day health guarantee. The adoption package is valued at more than $500. Animal Services also is looking for foster homes to help alleviate overcrowding at the shelter. For more information on how you can help a pet in need, visit www.LeeLostPets.com or email kennel@ leegov.com. Pets waiting to be adopted can be viewed online at www.LeeLostPets.com or visit the shelter at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. Adoption viewing hours are Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You can even submit your adoption application online before you come to the shelter. Volunteers and staff are available to help you find the pet that is best suited for you and your familys lifestyle. For more information about pets for adoption, go to www.LeeLostPets.com or call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS). If you are inquiring about a pet you have seen online, please have the animal ID number ready for faster assistance. Fish36 group, back row from left, includes Krista Thielman, Kirsten Ives, Jim Griffiths and Richard Paul (kneeling) along with Child Care of Southwest Florida students Nightshade Reasoner, Yaryiah McCutcheon and Lelani Britton Child Care of Southwest Florida students Yaryiah McCutcheon and Lelani Britton take a break from fishing Hortoons Send your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


7 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 From page 1Edgy Visual Audio Art During Art Walkcreating abstract sounds that he creates in a space-age band, Sonic Combine. World-renowned flutist Kat Epple and keyboardist Laurence Getford are also members, and both play a variety of unique instruments while performing. One of the instruments that Voytek plays is called a Kleidstrom Modulator, or what he refers to as an experimental noise-making device. The music may be best described as audio art. During the evening, the band will be playing periodically and Voytek will be doing a few live performances, called happenings, which are original, non-duplicated performances. Happenings date back to the early 1900s and become more popular in the 1950s and 1960s as a new art form that grew out of social change. It is this kind of uniqueness that also offers itself to defining Voyteks indoor and outdoor public sculptures. He incorporates unexpected combinations of various materials, often metals, and makes them work together harmoniously. Voytek has also consulted for art installations, fabrications and restorations with renowned national and international museums and galleries. He was Robert Rauschenbergs fabricator from 1982 until his passing in 2008, during which time he learned many tricks of the trade. Voytek is a collaborator with Marvin Gralnick and works with him at his Gypsy Cowboy Ranch studio, assisting with art fabrication. Voytek has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). For more information about Voytek and his various art forms, visit www.lawrencevoytek.com and www.soniccombine.com. Also happening during Art walk: two sculptures will be unveiled and, for the first time, the second floor of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will be open to the public. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is at 2301 First Street in downtown Fort Myers. For more information, visit www. sbdac.com, or call the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center at 333-1933. Prostate Cancer Walk In Fort MyersFlorida Urology Physicians and ZERO The End of Prostate Cancer will hold a 5K run/walk and 200-yard Kids Superhero Dash for Dad at JetBlue Park on Saturday, September 20 at 8:10 a.m. The run/ walk series is taking place in 30+ cities nationwide in 2014 and raises awareness and funds to end prostate cancer, a disease affecting one in seven American men. JetBlue Park is at 11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers. For more information, visit www.zeroprostatecancerrun.org/fortmyers. Sculpture by Lawrence Voytek Lawrence Voytek Lawrence Voytek creates indoor and outdoor public sculptures and abstract sounds with his band, Sonic Combine From page 1ZombiCon Is Coming Fort Myers. We pr ovide art experience in all forms in a non-judgmental environment. We encourage interactive community creativity and promote art education among Southwest Florida youth through music and local art programs, said DeMarco. Our focus is to give all children the opportunity to explore art. In conjunction with ZombiCon, Pushing DaiZies is hosting the Dark Art Show 8 during Art Walk on October 3. The Dark Art Show will showcase local and national artists during the month of October at Tinture Gallery located at 1412 Dean Street, Suite 100 in downtown Fort Myers. Pushing DaiZies is a collection of local artists and creative individuals who volunteer their time and offer their creative skills to the Southwest Florida community. Pushing DaiZies strives to spread the virus of fun-filled and unique happenings where the spectator becomes the spectacle in its fundraising events. Monies raised go to sending local youth to art and music camps as well as keeping the arts alive in our Southwest Florida community. All proceeds donated at ZombiCon this year will go toward moving Pushing DaiZies forward in its goal of making the art and music experience more obtainable to everyone, including the 30th anniversary of Day of the Dead in 2015. Sponsorships and volunteer opportunities are available. For more information, visit www.pushingdaizies.org, www.zombicon.com or visit on Facebook. From page 1Annual Coastal Cleanupmost widespread problems threatening waterways and wildlife and it is all preventable.If you have questions, want to reserve your favorite cleanup spot, or get your data cards ahead of time, call SCCF at 472-2329 and ask for Dee. Dolphin caught in plastic Turtle and plastic bags under water Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 5, 20148 Along The RiverOn Friday, September 5 from 6 to 10 p.m., Fort Myers Art Walk returns to downtowns historic River District. The monthly event features new art exhibits and live artist demonstrations while providing a great atmosphere for shopping and dining. Art buyers and art enthusiasts can meet the local artists during the exhibit openings at most of the downtown galleries and art spaces. The downtown River District is home to eight official art galleries and a handful of retail shops that sell local artwork. Official Art Walk participating art galleries include the Art League of Fort Myers, Arts for ACT Gallery, Grand Illusion Gallery, Reverie & Rock Art Gallery, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Timeless Gallery, Tincture Gallery, Bootleggers Alley Gallery and Unit A Contemporary Art Space. The Artists Corner will be set up at the corner of Fowler and First Streets at the First United Methodist Church with individual artists. The Fort Myers Art Walk trolley will have three stops on First Street. They will be in front of Arts for ACT Gallery/Saavy The Nest and in front of the Fort Myers Public Library. This hop on/hop off trolley will take you from First Street to Gardners Park neighbors and to Unit A on Evans Avenue. The Fort Myers Art Walk runs on the first Friday of every month (rain or shine). For more information, call 732-3836 or go to www.fortmyersriverdistrictalliance. com. Head down to Fort Myers Beach for the weekly Sunset Celebration. Friday night features the popular local band High Tide, which plays a mixture of rock, reggae and R&B. Saturday nights entertainment is to be announced. The event is held from 5 to 10 p.m. both evenings (weather permitting) at Times Square. For more information, call 463-5900. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Marina at Edison Ford is hosting the Touch-A-Boat and Marine Safety Day. The day will be focused on introducing families and children of all ages to boat safety. The first hour will be devoted as a quiet hour for children with disabilities. Participants will be able to cruise on the Caloosahatchee and take photos with the historical Mina Edison boat from the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. First responders will teach children safety procedures, while allowing them to try on safety equipment. The event is free and open to the public. In lieu of admission, the organizers are asking for a donation of an unwrapped gift for Toys for Tots of Lee County. The Marina at Edison Ford is located at 2360 West First Street in downtown Fort Myers. For more information, call 245-7320. On Wednesdays, the Ostego Bay Foundations Marine Science Center offers tours of San Carlos Islands commercial fishing fleet. The three-hour guided tour starts at 9 a.m. It includes a one-and-a-half hour guided visit at the museum, which contains a touch tank, a hands-on beach area and several aquariums and exhibits. The tour continues with a visit to the commercial fishing industry, including Erickson & Jensen Supply House, Trico Shrimp loading dock and Beach Seafood. See how the boats are unloaded, the trawl doors are built, the shrimp nets are hand-sewn, the seafood is processed, and other important factors used in this unique million dollar industry... a memorable experience. The cost for the tour is $15 per adult and $10 for children 7 years of age and older. Reservations are required. The Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center located at 718 Fishermans Wharf on San Carlos Island on Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-8101 or go to www. ostegobay.org. Fort Myers Art Walk returns on Friday night. Pictured is the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Ostego Bay offers fascinating tours of the areas million dollar shrimp industry ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Susan Barnes Personal Lines 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. Trish Barbone Agent Mark OBrien Owner/Agent We are HERE for all your insurance needs Call our office today for a new Auto quote. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP Located across the street from Gulf Harbour 15065 McGregor Blvd, Ste 104, Fort Myers Online: www.NaumannLawPA.com www.RealtyClosings.com


9 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 Brattas serves fresh made-to-order food in an inviting atmosphere featuring live music nightly. The two for $20 menu is served all day Sunday to Thursday. Happy Hour is daily from 4 to 6:30 p.m. with drink and appetizer specials. Filet Napoleon, Taylor Street baked ziti and fresh bruschetta are a few favorites on the restaurants daily menu. Lobster tail and Chilean sea bass is served on the weekends. 12984 S. Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers. Call 433-4449. Courtneys is a family business run by Executive Chef Dale, his wife Betty and their son, Courtney. The warm and welcoming bar is great for lunch, libations and lots of laughter. Relax in comfort with friends and enjoy discounted drinks and appetizers during happy hour, served 4 to 7 p.m. daily. The dining room offers a wonderful dinner variety; if youre an early diner, be sure to check out the Sunset Dining Specials. Eggceptional entres highlight the restaurants Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday dinner is served 4 to 8 p.m. 20351 Summerlin Road, Units #111 and 112, Fort Myers. Call 466-4646. Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille is named for the Doc Ford character in local author Randy Wayne Whites bestselling mystery novels. Its a well known gathering place with indoor and outdoor patio seating. The combined menu offers all the lunch and dinner items from 11 a.m. until closing. It includes cedar plank salmon topped with a mango chipotle glaze or a marinated grilled chicken sandwich and theres a well provisioned raw bar. Tropical drinks are a specialty, notably the signature rum drink, Island Mojito. 708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-9660. Ichiban is a downtown favorite for Chinese and Japanese cuisine. The name means Number One in Japanese and offers its customers the perfect balance of great quality and affordable prices. Ichiban has been family owned and operated for 10 years and its enduring popularity is a testament to its exceptional, friendly service. 1520 Broadway #106, Fort Myers. Call 334-6991. Where can you go when youre in the moooood for some great cookin, local fun and prices that wont make you lose the farm? Try Island Cow on Sanibel. Island Cow is an airy bistro with french doors leading out to the front and back patios. It is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dine under the stars while you listen to live music on one of Sanibels only al fresco eating porches. 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call 472-0606. FORT MYERS FAREDining From Downtowns Historic River District To The Beaches For more information, check out our advertisers in this weeks River Weekly DOC FORDS RUM BAR & GRILLE ICHIBAN BRATTAS RISTORANTE Theres something for everyone at Courtneys, like Shrimp Tuscany, pictured above COURTNEYS CONTINENTAL CUISINE ISLAND COW 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com 3 95 7 P P h h: 2 2 3 39 4 72 0 60 6 w ww S an ib el Is la nd Co w co m Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! s s Always Fresh ...Always! LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC w w Always w ay ay s! Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials We Proudly BrewSanibels Most Award Winning Restaurantcontinued on page 16


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 SEPTEMBER 5, 201410


11 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 Senior Pastor Installed At Zion Lutheran ChurchLutheran leaders and community members recently celebrated the installation of Senior Pastor Curtis Deterding at Zion Lutheran Church. An expansion of church services and programs is expected, as well as an increase in congregation membership. The senior pastor post had been vacant for three years. On August 17, Pastor Curtis delivered Sunday services at the South Fort Myers-based church for the first time since relocating from Minnesota with his family. Rev. Gregory S. Walton, the Florida-Georgia District president of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, served as preacher for an installation ceremony that followed. Walton offered words of encouragement from the Bible about pastor and congregation working in unity to achieve the work God has already prepared them to do. Visiting pastors also placed their hand on Deterding and offered a word of encouragement and a verse from the Word of God. Members and guests had an opportunity to get to know their new pastor and express their appreciation for his sermon that morning. Deterding plans to begin the work of adding staff at the church and preschool so programs and services to the congregation and Fort Myers community might increase once again. Church members agree that community outreach is the top priority, and that growing relationships with each other and their new senior pastor during this time is fundamental to achieving success. The community is invited for worship and fellowship. There are two worship services on Sunday morning, one at 8:30 a.m. (Traditional) and one at 10 a.m. (Blended Contemporary and Traditional). In season, additional services are offered at 11:30 a.m. (Contemporary). Zion Lutheran Church is located on 7401 Winkler Road in Fort Myers. For more information, call 481-4040, email info@ zionfm.org or visit www.Zionfm.org. Front row, from left, Jon Zehnder (St. Michael, Fort Myers); Jerry Lawson (Good Shepherd, North Fort Myers); Paul Koepchen (Zion); Curtis Deterding (Zion); president Greg Walton; Bob Scudieri (retired, Faith, Naples); Dick Miller (Zion). Back, from left, CJ Kanefke (Trinity, Cape Coral); John Roth (Thrive, Estero); Darrell Stuehrenberg (Bethlehem, East Fort Myers); Nick Moskovites (Christ the King, LaBelle); Fred Koehler (retired, Faith, Punta Gorda); Richard Browning (Hope, Bonita Springs) 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. Unity Of Fort Myers FundraiserUnity of Fort Myers is hosting Summer Soiree, an evening of music and dancing with live music from Joyful Noyz on September 7 at Ter-Tinis, 7050 Crystal Drive in Fort Myers. Doors open at 6 p.m. and music begins at 6:30 p.m. Complimentary tapas will be provided. There will be giveaways, a raffle and silent auction. Cost is a $20 donation, taken at the door or call 278-1511. 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THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 5, 201412 Fish The Bait Schools For Fast Paced Actionby Capt. Matt MitchellWith the Labor Day holiday weekend now behind us, the amount of boat traffic on the water has really quieted down and our fishing just gets better and better. September has always been one of my favorite months of the year to fish our local waters not only because of all the options it offers anglers, but also because there are so very few boats out fishing. Just about any species you want to target you can do it successfully in September. This is the best month of the year to get that grand slam. Huge schools of small fry bait made locating good fast-paced fishing action easy for anglers again this week. The amount of life we are experiencing in the sound and the clear water conditions are just not something we usually see too often during our summer months. Catching five or six varieties of fish while throwing soft plastic jigs in and around these bait schools has been a everyday happening. Look for these bait schools anywhere from the middle to northern sound. The most productive areas for me has been from Demere Key up to the fish shacks on the eastern side of the intercoastal. Feeding birds and feeding fish are easy to spot just look for the small gulls right on the water eating the baitfish that the fish are chasing up to the surface. Trout, mackerel, jacks, ladyfish and mangrove snapper are just some of the species that are taking advantage of this bait buffet. During the first few hours of daylight, look for tarpon feeding in and around these same bait schools. Mangrove snapper fishing continues to be a good option too, with largersized snapper being caught in the passes, around the bait schools and under the mangroves. The snapper we are catching this last few weeks are as big as we ever see them in the sound, with fish up to a whopping 16 inches. A small tail-hooked pinfish on a light wire hook has been the bait of choice to target these bigger mangs. This is fastpaced, high activity fishing which results in tasty fillets. These snapper are always around this time of year, but I dont recall seeing them in such large numbers in recent years as we are seeing them now. Redfish fishing this week proved a little tough for me with only a few fish caught here and there on the less than perfect tide patterns. Breezy mornings made locating shallow water schools of redfish a little difficult and with lots of other fishing options, it was too easy to switch it up and go catch another species when the redfish just did not want to play. Big morning high tides this week will be a near perfect set up to fish redfish against the mangroves and around the oyster bars. September traditionally marks the kick-off of schooling redfish in our area. This usually goes on all the way through October. Look for some of the best big redfish action we will see all year. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions, email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. Hunter Jolly from Lake Placid with a 24-inch redfish he caught this week in Pine Island Sound while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish Untangle tackle from vegetation and discard it responsibly


13 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Loggerhead Turtleby Patricia MolloyFor more than 100 million years, sea turtles have graced the worlds oceans. Of the seven different species of marine turtles, nearly all of them are listed as Endangered. At every stage of their lives, sea turtles face increasing threats at the hands of illegal trade and consumption, warming ocean temperatures that skew the natural gender balance, coastal development that destroys nests, and net entanglement of large-scale commercial fishing operations. The most common marine turtles in the Southeastern U.S. is the loggerhead (Caretta caretta). These graceful reptiles which reach the average weight of 200 pounds are characterized by an exceptionally large head (hence the name). All sea turtles are long-lived and scientists believe that loggerheads can live up to 50 years of age. Just last week, a loggerhead turtle was admitted to the Sanibel wildlife clinic. The patient, #2131, is a male that had a fishing hook piercing its tongue. Severely underweight due to its inability to chew well, emergency surgery was performed to remove the obstruction and to treat the turtle with antibiotics and pain medications. It was then placed into one of the marine turtle tanks on CROWs property, which had just been filled with clean, circulating salt water. (Ocean waters provide a zero gravity environment for these heavy turtles.) The site looks like its healing well, said Kate Bender, senior wildlife rehabilitator. He started eating for us a couple of days ago, so we are going to try to up his food intake. If the loggerhead continues to fare well, it will be returned to the waters off of Sanibel in a few weeks. Fish hook and line injuries are preventable. You can help keep our native and migratory wild birds and marine life safe by practicing responsible fishing techniques. CROW has teamed up with Ding Darling Wildlife Society, U.S.t Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wildlife Refuge System to educate the public on proper fishing etiquette with the Clear Your Gear Campaign. For more information, go to www.crowclinic.org/clearyour-gear-campaign. 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. While active, sea turtles (like this loggerhead) must breach the waters surface every few minutes to take a deep breath of oxygen. When they are resting, they are capable of staying underwater for much longer. Fertilizer Regulations Promote Healthy WaterwaysSome call it the Slime Monster. This isnt Godzilla and Tokyo. Its real and its right here in Southwest Florida. As in Hollywood blockbusters, efforts to battle the creature offer a catchphrase, Dont Feed The Monster! The monster is a harmful algae bloom that is fed by excessive nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen. Overuse of these fertilizers threatens the health of the Peace, Imperial and Caloosahatchee rivers. Its as real as Estero Bay and all the estuaries and bodies of water in Southwest Florida. The overuse of such fertilizers threatens not only our water supply but also the tourism industry that makes the Southwest Florida economy hum. What we sell is Mother Nature, said Tamara Pigott, executive director of the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau. The excess nitrogen and phosphorus mess with Mother Nature, which is never a good thing. That is why 10 Southwest Florida counties and organizations have formed a consortium to encourage residents and businesses to use fertilizers responsibly. The nitrogen and phosphorus that is used to help things grow on land does the same in the water, which may lead to harmful algal blooms in waterways. Growing green lawns and bountiful crops of oranges in backyards is good bu growing excessive algae in water is bad. The use of fertilizer with nitrogen and phosphorus is banned part of the year throughout the area. Cape Coral, Fort Myers Beach and Lee and Charlotte counties, for example, dont allow fertilizers containing those elements to be applied from June 1 to September 30. Sanibels ban is July 1 through September 30. Lee County commissioners approved its ordinance prohibiting the use of fertilizers with nitrogen and phosphorus in 2008 and it went into effect in 2009 in unincorporated parts of the county. The goal is simple, as noted on the countys website, . Prevent excess nutrients from entering our waters as a result of drainage and runoff. Similar ordinances are scattered throughout the region. Ralph Mitchell, Charlotte Countys extension director and horticulture agent, said his countys fertilizer ordinance has been in effect since 2008 and Punta Gorda added a similar ordinance in 2012. The city of Bonita Springs website home page includes a box with this headline, Weve Created a Monster On Our Shores, Bays, Rivers and Lakes. In that box on the citys website is this information, Improper application of fertilizers such as usingcontinued on page 20 Sanibel beach photo courtesy of Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau Algal bloom photo courtesy of Lee County Hyacinth Control District


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 5, 201414 Plant SmartLeaf Shape ID: Three Native Treesby Gerri ReavesLeaf shape is an important clue in identifying a plant. Is the leaf shaped like a heart or an arrowhead? Is it rounded, oval, lance-, palmor needlelike? Are the margins smooth or toothed? The leaves of the three native trees pictured here are distinctive enough to be among the easiest to remember. Can you identify them? The large circular, or orbiculate, leaves of seagrape (coccoloba uvifera) are unmistakable. Durable and leathery with reddish veins, they can measure as much as a foot across and have smooth margins, or edges. New leaves are a shiny bronze that contrast attractively with the dark-green mature leaves. The fallen leaves make a pleasant rustling sound as birds, lizards and squirrels scamper among them. Storm-resistant seagrape is protected by Florida law along the shore because it stabilizes coastal dune systems. Low-maintenance and extremely salt-tolerant, it can grow to about 30 feet tall and produces grapes that are food for wildlife and people. Coral beans (Erythrina herbacea) leaves are compound and trifoliate, or subdivided into three leaflets. The symmetrically arranged leaflets are somewhat triangular, or deltoid, but shallow-lobed with pointed tips. This tree grows anywhere from shrub size to more than 20 feet tall. It produces spikes of crimson tubular flowers that are a nectar source for hummingbirds and butterflies. It is saltand drought-tolerant and pestresistant. Red maples (acer rubrum) leaves are simple, rather than compound, and about five inches across. They are palmate in shape with serrated margins. The three or five lobes are incised, or deeply cut. Autumn leaves of gold, orange and red give the tree great ornamental value. Red maple can reach more than 50 feet tall with a rounded crown. It makes an excellent wildlife friendly shade tree and prefers a moist site. Noticing leaf shape will help you to identify common native trees, a useful and enjoyable enterprise. Sources: edis.ifas.ufl.edu. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Seagrapes round leathery leaves photos by Gerri Reaves Coral beans trifoliate leaves Red maples deeply cut lobed leaves Workshops On Growing Organic The Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket is offering 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 non-traditional crops. 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. They are free of charge, but a small donation to help the continued existence of these activities is appreciated. The Alliance GreenMarket, now in its fifth 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 demonstrations with local ingredients and environmental activism events. Visit ArtInLee.org or 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. The GreenMarket is home to small, sustainable growers, and a good place to connect with home gardeners Every year, the Alliance GreenMarket offers visitors free gardening classes and workshops


15 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 Photo Contest Deadline Is September 15The deadline for the 27th annual Ding Darling Days Amateur Nature Photography Contest is Monday, September 15. The contest, sponsored by the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), is held in conjunction with Ding Darling Days, which runs from October 19 to 25. Visit www.dingdarlingdays.com. Complete contest rules follow. For an entry form and other contest information, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/photocontests. Or contact DDWS at dingdarlingoffice@yahoo.com or 472-1100, ext. 233. Winners will be announced and awarded prizes at Conservation Art Day on Saturday, October 25 during Ding Darling Days. Entries may be delivered in person to JN Ding Darling NWR or by mail to Ding Darling Wildlife Society (DDWS), One Wildlife Dr., Sanibel, FL 33957 (Attention: Gary Ogden). There is a $25 per person entry fee that provides you with a membership to the society and is used to defray the cost of the contest. Only amateur (all ages) photographers are eligible to enter (may not possess a professional photographer tax identification number for the sale of photographs). Photos must be taken at JN Ding Darling NWR and have been taken within two years of entry date. Photos must be 8 x 10 (or full frame 8 x 12) with an 11 x 14 mat. This will facilitate display in the Visitor Center (no hangers on the backs of photographs.) Frames are not permitted. Please submit a digital copy on a CD/ DVD/Flash Drive. Each photo must be at least 2MB. The two photo entries can be copied onto the same CD/DVD/Flash Drive. Each person may enter up to two photos but is eligible to win only one award. One $25 fee covers two entries per person. Photos that have won awards in previous Ding Darling Wildlife Society photo contests may not be resubmitted. Judging will be anonymous.Do not put your name or anything that will identify you on your photograph. Judging criteria: 1) Technical excellence (sharpness, lighting, composition, exposure) 2) Originality/creativity 3) Interest 4) Ability to be reproduced for publication On digital photos, only limited image modifications are permitted. Minor manipulation should be used only to produce a more natural looking photograph. Cropping is allowed but adding any elements not existing in the original scene will not be allowed. Judges, at their discretion, will disqualify any photos that appear to be manipulated beyond these guidelines. All photos will become the property of DDWS and will not be returned. There is no need to include a return envelope or postage. Photos may be used by DDWS in any way with appropriate credit. First, second and third place winners and honorable mentions will be formally announced during the Ding Darling Days weeklong celebration held in October. Cash prizes will be awarded. The refuge and wildlife society cannot be held responsible for loss or damage of photos. There are three judges: A refuge staff person, a professional photographer, and a member of the Sanibel community. Cash prizes are as follows: 1st Place $100; 2nd Place $50; 3rd Place $25 DDWS sponsors Ding Darling Days with support from Tarpon Bay Explorers, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and other private and business partners. To become a friend of the refuge, visit www. dingdarlingsociety.org. Ding Darling Days 2014 sponsors include: Roseate Spoonbill: Doc Fords Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille Great Egret: Matzaluna The Italian Kitchen, Tween Waters Inn Great Blue Heron: 97.7 Latino & Juan Radio, Arthur Printing, Baileys General Store, Mike and Terry Baldwin, Casa Ybel Resort, Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry, Intech Printing, Island Sun, Jerrys Foods, Mike and Cannella Mullins, Oceans Reach Condominiums, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Jim and Patty Sprankle, West Wind Inn Reddish Egret: Big Red Q Quickprint, Caloosa Tent & Rental, Casa Ybel Resort, Sally and Rich Ennis, Gulf Breeze Cottages, Sabal Signs, Sanibel-Captiva Kiwanis Club, West Wind Inn Snowy Egret: Barefoot Charleys Painting Co., Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, Jerry Edelman and Maryanne Daly, Florida Weekly, George & Wendys Seafood Grille, Good Wheels, Grounds by Green Ways, Island Therapy Center, Over Easy Caf, Panther continued on page 21 A selection of local produce, honey, seafood, eggs and preserves is complemented by baked goods, handicrafts, rain barrels, and other items at the GreenMarket Online Course For BoatersFor boaters, sailors or anglers, knowing the forecast and understanding the weather can mean the difference between smooth, sunny sailing or slogging through uncomfortably rough seas. Weather for Boaters, a new online course from the United States Power Squadrons (USPS) and the BoatUS Foundation, aims to teach boaters the basics of weather and forecasting so they can recognize and prepare for storms coming their way, interpret cloud formations and wind shifts, and learn when to prepare for lightning and thunderstorms. Weather for Boaters follows the traditions of USPS to prepare boaters to make informed decisions on the water, said Robert Baldridge, chief commander, continued on page 22 Checking the weather is the first thing boaters do before heading out, and it can either make or break the day photo caption This reddish egret portrait by Craig Goettsch took second place in 2013


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 5, 201416 New Exhibit To Open At AllianceOn Friday, September 5, an exhibit opens at the Alliance for the Arts called Modern Atelier: The Methods of Todays Training. The modern atelier (French for school or workshop) is an educational practice that attempts to revitalize some of the theories and methodologies of the European ateliers of the 18th and 19th century whose primary aesthetic was the pursuit of beauty through truthful depiction. The show is meant to be an exposition of one incarnation of the modern atelier and its students. The show features work by six artists who are all alumni from the Grand Central Atelier in New York City: Carol Broman (Florida), Todd Casey (Massachusetts), Carla Crawford (New York), Angela Cunningham (North Carolina) Danny Grant (Texas) and Gregory Mortenson (New York). The individual works included in the exhibit, many available for purchase, include preliminary drawings, color studies, transfer drawings and both monochromatic (grisaille) and color paintings that illustrate elements of the modern atelier methodology. This show is an opportunity to see the process of atelier training in the masterful work of professional artists who have successfully applied their discipline to find beauty in the contemplation of their subjects. The opening reception is Friday, September 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Artist Carol Broman will hold a gallery walk and demonstration at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 6. The work of Tracy Owen Cullimore is in the Member Gallery during the Modern Atelier exhibit, and Martin Freling is in the Theatre Lobby. For more information, visit ArtInLee.org or call 939-2787. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Anna Nina by Gregory Mortenson, graphite on paper Two Brothers by Carla Crawford, oil on linen Borghese Warrior by Danny Grant, oil on linenFrom page 9 Fort 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 all day. Grab a bite to eat or drink and swing to the beats of live reggae, rock and island music from the areas premier musical talent. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier, and happy hour is all day, every day. Parking for your car or boat for free for patrons. The GPS coordinates are 26.41 N 81.18 W. 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach at the Fort Myers Historic Seaport at Nervous Nellies Marina. Call 463-8077. Formerly known as the Sunshine Seafood Cafe and Lounge, Sunshine Grille serves all of your favorite dishes for lunch and dinner. In addition to its previous menu, the restaurant is also serving gourmet flat breads prepared in a wood fire stove with fresh oak. Wood-fired steaks fill out the menu, including a ribeye and a porterhouse, to go along with our famous wood-fired filet mignon. Happy hour and live music are featured daily. 8700 Gladiolous Drive, Fort Myers. Call 489-2233. SUNSHINE GRILLE NERVOUS NELLIES CRAZY WATERFRONT EATERY Book Club Discussion The Alliance for the Arts monthly Member Gallery Book Club continues on Tuesday, September 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with a discussion of The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan. The club offers a monthly exploration of art-related literature. It is one of the many benefits of membership at the Alliance for the Arts. The Painted Girls is a heartrending, gripping novel set in belle poque Paris and inspired by the real-life model for Degas Little Dancer of Fourteen Years and by the eras most famous criminal trials. Following their fathers sudden death, the Van Goethem sisters find their lives upended. Without his wages, and with the small amount their laundress mother earns disappearing into the absinthe bottle, eviction seems imminent. With few options for work, Marie is dispatched to the Paris Opra, where she will be trained to enter the famous ballet and meet Edgar Degas. Her older sister, Antoinette, finds employment and the love of a dangerous young man as an extra in a stage adaptation of mile Zolas Naturalist masterpiece LAssommoir. Set at a moment of profound artistic, cultural and societal change, The Painted Girls is a tale of two remarkable sisters rendered uniquely vulnerable to the darker impulses of civilized society.Alliance individual memberships are $50 per year, families can join for $75 per year and college students can become a member for $15. Membership benefits include 20 percent discounts on all classes and camps, free class Try It sessions and open studio sessions, discounts on concert and theater tickets and special exhibition opportunities. Visit ArtInLee.org or call 939-2787. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard. Monthly MOAA BreakfastMembers of the Calusa Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 13 at Wine & Roses Restaurant, 1404 Cape Coral Parkway East in Cape Coral. All military officers and spouses are invited to attend. The main emphasis of the MOAA meeting will be developing the annual plan of work, determining various social and fund-raising activities and approving by-laws that conform with the financial plan being considered. The cost for the buffet breakfast is $10 per person, paid at the door. Reservations may be made by contacting Dixie Buick at 945-5030. The Military Officers Association of America is a national organization representing the interests of the military. Florida is the third largest state of membership. Information about the Calusa Chapter of MOAA may be obtained by contacting the Calusa Chapter President, Nick Hubbell, at 240-381-3975. Membership information may be obtained by contacting Tim Cook at 945-6155. Call For Artists & Crafters For Holiday EventThe 2014 Holiday Lights Bazaar is now accepting applications from artists, crafters and food vendors for the Saturday, November 29 event. The premiere event will feature an exquisite day of shopping, music and festivities to coincide with the start of The Edison & Ford Estates Holiday Nights. The Holiday Lights Bazaar is looking for creative artisans, crafters, gourmet food vendors, free trade items, flowers and other innovative gifts for the holidays. The deadline to apply is September 30. The venue for this one day event will be held down the street from The Edison & Ford Estates on the grounds of All Faiths Unitarian Congregation, 2756 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For details and an application, contact Kendra Maroon at maroonmarketing@ yahoo.com or call 226-0900. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


17 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 Florida Rep Announces Season Changes Florida Repertory Theatre has three changes to its 2014-15 line-up that mean more laughter for Southwest Florida audiences. Previously slated for a January run, the 2013 Tony-Winning Best Play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will kick off the season. Murder at the Howard Johnsons, a screwball comedy that takes place at Christmastime, will now run in December. Two new titles to the schedule are: One Slight Hitch by Lewis Black and Split in Three by Daryl Lisa Fazio. One Slight Hitch is a brand-new wedding-day farce from the mind of comedian Lewis Black. Making its Florida premiere in the Historic Arcade Theatre, this sharp and witty comedy chronicles Doc and Delia Coleman as they plan their daughters lavish wedding. Everything is going according to plan... until the doorbell rings and one slight hitch threatens to ruin everything. Split in Three by Daryl Lisa Fazio is an electrifying drama that was featured in Florida Reps Inaugural PlayLab Festival last spring, and is a moving and timely story of sisterhood that unfolds against the backdrop of the segregated south. As one last county in Mississippi is forced to integrate, two women discover a sister they never knew they had, and the color of their world changes before their eyes. This season is on track to be one of the most memorable on record, said Producing Artistic Director Robert Cacioppo, and these changes add more laughter and more variety. There really is something for everyone this year: comedies for those who want to laugh, dramas for those who want to be challenged, and everything in between. Subscriptions are on sale now and start as low as $138 for six plays. Single tickets are priced at $49/$45 and $29/$25 for previews. Summer box office hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For tickets and subscriptions, call 3324488 or visit www.FloridaRep.org. Florida Rep performs in the Historic Arcade Theatre in the Fort Myers River District on Bay Street between Jackson and Hendry streets. BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island Theatre Conspiracy Staged ReadingsTheatre Conspiracy will hold staged readings of works by local playwrights starting September 5. Each work will be performed at the Foulds Theatre, Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Admission is $5. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at www.theatreconspiracy.org. Three works have been developed through Theatre Conspiracys playwrighting group Playwright Conspiracy. The three playwrights have met once a week for the past 10 months developing their work. Wally Kains play The Marriage Counselor will be performed on Friday September 5 at 8 p.m. Fay Ellen Graetzs play Wind Farm will be performed on Saturday, September 6 at 8 p.m. and John Repas play Harkers Journal will be performed on Sunday, September 7 at 2 p.m. The staged readings consist of basic sets and props. The actors will read from scripts but move about the stage, except for Harkers Journal, which will be read only. Each show is given four to five rehearsals to prepare. Harkers Journal by John Repa Jonathan Harker is at Dr. Sewards Sanitarium to recover not only his health, but also his memory of the last four months. Joining the hunt for answers is Professor Van Helsing, a pioneer in the new field of psychiatry. But when Harkers wife Mina receives and reads Jonathans journal, she must consider the possibility that her husband is mad; the alternative is even worse, not only for his life and sanity, but for all of them, perhaps even for all of humanity. The key to the survival of all lies is locked in the mind of Jonathan Harker. Harkers Journal is a story of faith, science, the soul and the true nature of vampires.. Wind Farm by Fay Ellen Graetz A family vies for control of the family farm. After his wifes stroke, Dan summons his daughter Katy back to the homestead to serve as caregiver. When Victor returns, after serving in Afghanistan, he finds a war waged locally over plans to erect industrial wind turbines across the rural community. Katy has her sights on running the farm, but what secret is she keeping? How far will Victor go to influence the winds of change? This two-act play was written by Graetz and is directed by Elizabeth DOnafrio. The Marriage Counselor by Wally Kain The marriage of a 40-ish couple is near failure because the husband is all but irresistible to women and his wife believes he is unfaithful to her. They engage a marriage counselor. In the course of counseling, the counselor falls for the husband. Committing a cardinal sin in her profession, she plays her own hand and finds the marriage irreparable. Counselor gets her man. Or does she? The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard.


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 5, 201418 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My sons dad passed away about 6 months ago and he is suffering from grief, although he is getting counseling. The main problem at the moment is that he wont go to school. He had a few weeks off in the spring right after his dad died, but now hes just going in a couple of days here and there. The schools ideas dont seem to have worked, I think because they were too forceful. I wondered if you had ideas on how he should be helped back to school. Nicole V., Fort Myers Nicole, First of all, Im so sorry for your loss. This is a very hard time for you and your son. Its important that to work on his grief so that it doesnt get worse and his school refusal may be actually be a part of his grief as well. Its important to remember that kids can refuse school for a variety of reasons. Sometimes kids might refuse school when they fear separation from a parent because they think something might happen to them, or to the parent. Kids might also refuse school when they havent been for a while and have a hard time with the transition of going back. Grief related to the loss of a parent only makes the situation more complex. Given that there has been significant stress in his life, continuity, well-defined expectations and a really clear plan from adults will be very helpful for your son. I suggest you get the important adults in your sons life together to discuss the particulars of his situation. Depending on the age of your son, he could and should be involved in the planning so he feels a sense of success and ownership in this planning process. Validating his feelings and setting limits are key elements. You, other family members, your son, his teachers and principal must decide on what your son can handle to return to school even if its only an hour a day. You need to specify the parameters of what is expected and maybe even use rewards as motivation. The content of the plan doesnt matter as much as that there is a plan that everyone agrees to. Then, you can move in the direction of extending the day longer and longer. Its better to have a child go to school for less time but with the same plan every day, building momentum. If hes been out for a couple of weeks, expecting him to go back for a full day right away may be too overwhelming with no chance of success. It may also be helpful for him to have a contact person identified at school, someone different from the main teacher that is aware of his situation and your expectations. For example, lets say the plan is that he is going to go in to school and stay for two class periods but after drop off hes having a really hard time and wants to go home. Now what? The teacher has 25 other kids in class and doesnt have the time to help your son immediately. This is where a contact person would help out greatly; someone that knows the plan, has some strategies, and maybe is already working with your son. It could be a guidance counselor or a school psychologist. Being proactive in addressing your sons school refusal is crucial. You may not come up with the perfect plan at first but you will eventually so stay with it. Going forward, the first thing is to have a meeting with the school and figure out whats not working and devise a plan to get from not going to school to stays in school all day every day, every week, making those incremental steps to get there. Getting back to normal is really what your son wants he just doesnt know how to get there and needs your help. A well-devised pIan will help both of you to move toward that goal. 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. Trade Show Registration is now open for the Florida Small Business Development Center (FSBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) for the 6th annual Passion 2 Profit (P2P) Trade Show. The show takes place on Saturday, October 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sugden Resort & Hospitality Management building on the FGCU campus. Featured speaker is Benjamin Fleischer, founder and CEO of Pyure. Fleischer is a two-time finalist for the FSBDC Distinguished Entrepreneur Award and an entrepreneurship coach at FGCU. This year, the track sessions are designed with existing business owners in mind and include sessions such as Planning for Growth, Making the Internet Work for You, and Giving Your Business a Financial Health Check-up. Cost through September 26 is $49 per person, with each additional employee costing $39. Registration after September 26 is $59 per person and $49 for each additional employee. Preregistration with payment is required. Register online at www.sbdcseminars. org or contact the FSBDC main office at 745-3700. The FSBDC at FGCU offers oneon-one, confidential, no-cost consulting and low-cost workshops for businesses throughout Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. It is designated by the state as Floridas principal provider of business assistance. FGCUs 24-Hour Festival Of ArtsProduced by Barry Cavin, the 8th annual 24-Hour Festival is FGCUs annual melee of time-sensitive art. Creative and sleep-deprived students churn up the minutes in a mad race against the clock to produce the best stage play, film, music or artwork completed within a 24-hour period. For each of the past seven years, students at FGCU have met in a creative competition that draws from their unique capacity for procrastination and their dynamic creativity. At 6 p.m. on Friday, September 12, students will be given a list of items that have to appear in their film, stage play, visual or performance art, dance or music piece. At 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 13, they will submit their finished product. At 8 p.m., the public is invited to view the results, which will be as unexpected as they are entertaining. This years panel of judges for the festival includes distinguished cultural leaders: Glenn Basham, concertmaster, Naples Philharmonic, Artis-Naples; Chris Silk, theatre critic for Naples Daily News; Jim Griffith, executive director of the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center; Gisela Carbonell, curator of Special Collections, The Baker Museum, Artis-Naples. Professional Naples artist Juan Diaz will also be a participant. Diazs performance installation will be created with the same constraints as the students and will be revealed during the judges deliberation. Admission to the viewing and awards ceremony on September 13 at 8 p.m. in the Arts Complex at FGCU is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Barry Cavin, professor in the department of visual and performing arts, at bcaving@ fgcu.edu. Scanlon Auto Supports Heights ElementaryScanlon Auto Group will serve as the $500 High Achiever Sponsor at the 2014 Heights Elementary IB World Schools annual fundraising auction on Saturday, September 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the school. Scanlon Auto has always supported a wide variety of charitable endeavors and community events, said Jay Scanlon, vice president of Scanlon Auto. Southwest Florida has been very good to us and we want this community to thrive so that others can pursue their dreams here as well. Scanlon Auto Group supports a number of charitable events and organizations through monetary support and materials including vehicles for golf tournaments, parades and races. Annually, Scanlon Auto donates more than $100,000 locally. Heights Elementary is at 15200 Alexandria Court in Fort Myers. Florida Farm Bureau Youth Speech ContestFood security is an important issue to the people of the United States. How can Florida agriculture continue to provide quality solutions for the future? T eenagers across the Sunshine State will address this question in the 2014 Florida Farm Bureau Youth Speech Contest. Contestants must present a five-minute speech on the assigned topic without using visual aids. Each year, the Florida Farm Bureau Federation Womens Leadership Program sponsors a youth speech contest starting at the county level. The winner of each county contest competes in a district contest and the eight district winners will compete in the state competition at the Florida Farm Bureau annual meeting in October. The contest provides a clearer understanding of the many facets of agriculture and its importance for everyday living. The youth speech contest provides opportunities for our youth to learn more about agriculture and help them master the art of public speaking, said Michael Rogalsky, coordinator of the Florida Farm Bureau Womens Leadership Program. I am continually impressed by our participants comfort level at the podium. The contest is open to any student who is 14 years of age and not over 18 years of age by September 19. Students must be a resident of the county of the sponsoring Farm Bureau. The deadline for submitting district winners for state competition is september 19. Students do not have to be a member of the county Farm Bureau to participate. State competitors will win $500 for earning the first place award and $250 for the second place award. County and district prizes will be determined at the county level. For more information about the contest, download the application at www.floridafarmbureau.org/programs/ youth_speech_contest or contact the local Farm Bureau county office. Phillips Named To Deans ListKacie Phillips of Fort Myers qualified for the Summer 2014 Deans List at Belmont University. Eligibility for the summer session is based on a minimum nine-hour load over 10 weeks and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


19 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 Domestic Violence Arrest Of 49ers Starter Is An Early Test Of The NFLs New Toughened Edictby Ed FrankFrom the heart-rending, feel-good story of the Jackie Robinson West Little Leaguers winning the U.S. Championship to the domestic violence felony arrest of a key starter for the San Francisco 49ers the good and the bad in sports played out in the last few days. No sooner had the celebrations of Chicagos all-black Jackie Robinson West All-Stars began to fade from the headlines, the ugly story emerged last weekend of the arrest of Ray McDonald, the 49ers defensive tackle, who was jailed on suspicion of felony domestic violence after San Jose police responded to an earlymorning complaint. The reported battered woman, who is pregnant, had bruises on her neck and arms. McDonalds arrest came just three days after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell issued a toughened domestic violence policy that calls for a six-game ban without pay for the first offense and a year-to-lifetime ban for a second offense. Sundays arrest of McDonald will put an immediate test to the commissioners new edict. Goodell came under fire earlier this year when he handed down a mere two-game suspension to Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens for an incident in which his thenfiance was knocked unconscious in an altercation. The outcry over the light penalty given to Rice was immediate, and resulted in the commissioner reviewing the policy and ultimately issuing last weeks much stronger sanctions. The public response (to the Rice suspension) reinforced my belief that the NFL is held to a higher standard and properly so, he said in a statement. No sooner were his words spoken than the McDonald arrest became public. The question now is whether Goodell will lower the hammer on the 49ers tackle before he has his day in court. He presently is free on a $25,000 bond. We are looking into it, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said on Sunday. The leagues Personal Conduct Policy does allow discipline before the courts rule if Goodell feels there is an immediate and substantial risk to the integrity and reputation of the NFL. Just as there was loud and impassioned criticism over the light penalty handed to Rice, there likely will be strong demands for Goodell to impose his new suspension policy to McDonald immediately. `Felony domestic violence is a serious charge in any jurisdiction, said Kim Gandy, president and CEO of the National Network To End Domestic Violence. I expect the commissioner to respond definitively and assertively, she added. Miracle In Florida State League Playoffs Second Consecutive Year The Fort Myers Advanced A baseball team began post-season play on Tuesday night in a best-of-three semifinal series against the Bradenton Marauders in Bradenton. The Marauders won the FSL South Division title for the seasons second half, finishing two games in front of the Miracle, winners of the divisions first half championship. Game two of the series was played Wednesday night here at JetBlue Park. Game three, if necessary, also will be at JetBlue Park. The winner will play for the league title against the winner of the North Division playoffs between the Daytona Cubs and the Dunedin Blue Jays. Two Miracle players were recently named to the FSL Postseason All-Star Team, outfielder Adam Brett Walker and pitcher Jose Berrios. Walker, 22, had a league-high 25 home runs and 93 RBIs when named to the team. Berrios, 20, since promoted to Double A New Britain, posted a 9-3 record with a 1.96 ERA when playing on the Miracle squad. Golf Tournament To Benefit Food BankDry Zone, a local fire and water cleanup and restoration business, will be hosting the 2nd annual Water Ball Classic-Charity Golf Event on October 3. The event will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank and will be held at the West Bay Club in Estero. The charity event is open to the public. The entry for each player is $100, which includes cart and greens fees, two beverages on the course and the Scoreboard Party following the tournament. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. All monetary proceeds will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Nonperishable food items will also be collected prior to the tournament. The event is co-sponsored by Elias Brothers Group-Contracting Division and Sherwin Williams. Other sponsorships opportunities are available. Were proud to be part of this community, and this is just a small way to give back after so much has been given to us, said Shannon ONeill of Dry Zone Inc. The Harry Chapin Food Bank is a great cause, and were thrilled to have a chance to support it. Registration and payment may be made by sending checks, payable to Dry Zone Inc., 3960 Radio Road Suite 202, Naples, FL 34104. For more information, contact Shannon ONeill at 643-1990. Bus Trip To See Dolphins OpenerThe Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce announced a road trip to Sun Life Stadium, with 100 reserved seats for the Miami Dolphins home opening game on Sunday, September 7 vs. the New England Patriots. We are offering these discounted tickets to our members for $115 per person, including transportation to and from the game and catered lunch from Mangia Bene. The game starts at 1 p.m., and we will be tailgating beforehand. The chamber has reserved our own transportation this time around, so alcohol will be allowed on the ride down. Tickets are located in section 451. To reserve your seats, email Nicole@ fortmyers.org. Reservations will be made on a first come, first serve basis and will be taken in the order of which the form with credit card or payment attached is received. No phone calls will be accepted and reservations will only be taken via email. A confirmation email will be sent to you by email once your form has been received and payment has been processed. All tickets purchased are nonrefundable. SFWMD Supports Restoration Of South Floridas EnvironmentDoes organic matter, matter in the Everglades? Lake sediments: to dredge or not to dredge? Finding the answers to these and a host of ecological and hydrological questions provides the science-based foundation for South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) efforts to restore the Everglades and South Floridas unique ecosystems. To publicly share their work, more than 20 SFWMD scientists discussed their research this month at the August Governing Board meeting. Illustrated posters also were on display throughout the week summarizing the studies and findings. One recent study, for example, evaluated water depth and duration of inundation in the Stormwater Treatment Areas (STAs). The goal was to help water managers identify the optimal water level for cattail health. Cattails are one of the primary plants used in the STAs to remove phosphorus and thereby improve the quality of water flowing to the Everglades. Another study concluded that biocontrols, or tiny insects that serve as natural enemies to unwanted species, are an effective tool in the management of melaleuca and other invasive plants. To engage the public, each poster included a banner capturing the topic or basic question addressed by the scientists highly technical work. The broad range of research themes in the display are listed here, linked to its technical poster: Blowing the unpredictability of algal blooms out of the water Rolling in the deep: How water levels affect cattail in the STAs Wheres the phosphorus? Flows inch up, down by the Bay Mission possible: Science to direct optimization of STAs Unlocking the STA phosphorus removal puzzle Dr. Strangebug: Integrating biological control with invasive plant management The rise and fall of invasive plants in the Everglades Dry times are good times: Taking advantage of dry season water levels to revitalize STA plants Algae makes a difference: PSTA is a key ingredient in improving water quality Is taking a load off always effective? For Peats sake In the Everglades, the organic matter matters The envelope, please! (Seagrasses and salinity in the St. Lucie Estuary and Indian River Lagoon) Going with the flow: Restoring freshwater flows to Florida Bay Lake sediments: To dredge or not to dredge? How a little restoration goes a long way How land use change and land management affect water quality and quantity We know it will flow, but when and where will it go? A birds eye view for Everglades restoration Helping seagrasses see the light Theres no business like flow business Wading birds: Are they finicky about where they feed? How modeling saved the dam on the Loxahatchee River To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 5, 201420 FGCU Alumni Scholarship AchieversBraxton and Jill Rhone are big believers in a college education. As proud and successful FGCU alumni, they also are keenly aware of the importance of supporting their alma mater. The couple recently created the Rhone Family Foundation Scholarship Endowed Fund, which will provide scholarships to juniors or seniors with GPAs of at least 3.75 and who demonstrate leadership in school activities. We thought it was only right to do something for the university thats done so much for us, said Braxton Rhone (Class of 2006, Business Management). He enjoys a career as a financial advisor, currently working for Fidelity Investments. Although he struggled academically in high school, Rhone gained admission to FGCU, promising to work hard. He fulfilled that pledge, earning a 3.46 GPA and becoming Student Government treasurer and vice president. He currently serves on the Florida continued on page 22 Braxton and Jill Rhone College Receives GiftFlorida SouthWestern State College was the recent recipient of a $100,000 gift from SWFL Childrens Charities Inc. The gift will be used for technology updates and scholarships for students in the colleges School of Health Professions. Representatives from Florida SouthWestern State College accept $100,000 check from SWFL Childrens Charities Inc. From page 13Fertilizer Regulatioinsmore than recommended amounts or applying the wrong formulas at certain times of the year has come to bite us. When combined with rains and runoff, these nutrients are redirected from our lawns and gardens and feed harmful aquatic algae that threatens our quality of life and economy. Bonita Springs passed an ordinance in 2008 to regulate the use of fertilizers containing nitrogen and phosphorus. The ordinance contains 17 uses of the word whereas. The first whereas cited a Florida Department of Environmental Protection report that specific water bodies in the city had been impaired because of the nutrients used in fertilizers. The ordinance has apparently helped improve water quality in the south Lee County community. We feel as though its had an effect, Bonita Springs Mayor Ben Nelson said. Nelson said levels of nitrogen and phosphorus in the water are lower now. The Bonita Springs ordinance also has some teeth. A first violation brings a $100 fine. The second violation is bumped up to $250 and the third and each succeeding violation is $500. Keeping waterways healthy is a battle that has been going on for many years. Water quality in the Caloosahatchee and our coastal waters has been in decline from excess nutrients for decades; and this is one aspect we can control, said Rae Ann Wessel, natural resource policy director of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. Now more than ever, keeping nutrients that cause algal blooms out of waterways is critical. We have to address the sources of nutrients, Wessel said. She emphasizes something called source control. Thats at the heart of improving water quality. Preventing nutrients from getting in the water in the first place is cheaper, more effective and equitable than trying to clean up or remove the pollution from the water, Wessel said. Prevention is cheaper and easier than cleaning up. In the summer when thunderstorms are nearly a daily occurrence, it is critical to keep nitrogen and phosphorus off lawns. But turn them loose on the land in Southwest Florida in the rainy season and trouble ensues when they seep into waterways. Rain washes fertilizer into the water, Wessel said. Those wishing to use fertilizers should look for three numbers on bags. The numbers are a key that unlocks percentages of the nutrients. A bag with 10-220 means the contents are 10 percent nitrogen, 2 percent phosphorus and 20 percent potassium. This is called the NPK number. To keep nitrogen and phosphorus out of the water and fueling the growth of algae, the first two numbers must be zero, such as 0-0-10. The K stands for potassium. With the new ordinances and an informed community, leaders in Southwest Florida hope to continue to prevent anything like what is happening in Lake Erie from happening in the Sunshine State. Healthy waterways are about more than a nice Pine Island Sound where dolphins can leap for tourists. Clean waterways help build a healthy tourist economy. In a 2013 study of the Lee County tourism business, 93 percent of Lee County visitors went to the beaches. Pigott said in an email the areas natural beauty is a key to the tourism business. That business brought 4.8 million visitors to Lee County last year and they spent, according to Pigott, $2.8 billion. The breakdown of tourist activities from the study: Swimming 62 percent Shelling 41 percent Boating 10 percent Kayaking 7 percent If waterways are choked with algae, the tourists could go elsewhere for their swimming, shelling and boating. The ripple effect on the economy would be profound if the algae were allowed to proliferate because of nitrogen and phosphorus in pollution. Pigott added that tourism is responsible for 20 percent of all local jobs. Too much nitrogen and phosphorus in our waterways could lead to harmful algal blooms, which could kill wildlife, destroy water quality and mess with the tourism industry. The impact of foul algal blooms affects more than tourism. It can also damage other sectors of the economy, including real estate values. Its hard to sell waterfront property when the water stinks, Wessel said. So the importance of keeping nitrogen and phosphorus out of the water is vital. Water is our lifeblood, Pigott said. For fertilizer regulations for each community or additional information and fertilizing tips, visit www.FertilizeSmart.com. Industry Appreciation AwardsThere are less than 100 seats left for The Horizon Council Industry Appreciation Awards ceremony that recognizes a number of outstanding local companies that are doing business in Southwest Florida. The event will be held on September 19 at Harborside Event Center. Networking is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The luncheon and awards program will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person. To register, visit http://www.horizoneventsite.com/ industry-appreciation/register/ Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


21 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 United Way Campaign Chair NamedBuddy Kubesh, Publix Super Markets store manager and a United Way board member, has been named 2014-2015 United Way campaign chair. As the campaign chair, Kubesh will lead the campaign that includes thousands of volunteers working to meet the $8,890,994 fundraising goal. Kubesh said, I am honored to be selected as the United Way campaign chair. It is a big responsibility that I will pursue with passion and enthusiasm because I believe in the United Way and what it does to strengthen our community. Kubesh has been a Southwest Florida resident for 41 years and has been with Publix for 35 years. He and his wife, Sherri, have three children and three grandchildren. He is a United Way board member and has been actively involved the Summer Mobile Food Pantry and United Way Allocations Teams for several years. People often ask me why I support United Way. I began my involvement in our United Way through the allocations process. The United Way Allocations process determines how much United Way Partner Agencies receive each year. Allocations teams took me to United Way agencies to see how the partner agency programs help citizens in need. Our teams help ensure fiscal and performance accountability for all 82 partner agencies and over 200 United Way funded programs. I was extremely impressed by how United Way meets the real human needs of our community, Kubesh said. Your United Way is effective, local, accountable and efficient. Ninety one point one percent of all money raised goes directly into programs that help individuals in your community. Overhead and fundraising expenses are extraordinarily low. When you give to United Way, you dont have to worry about the effective use of your money, plus the money raised in each individual county stays in that county. I have been actively involved with the United Way for several years, and it is one of the best ways to give back to my community. I am fortunate to be able to live in and work in such a dynamic and beautiful area and I want to do my part to help others who are in need. Our local residents have always been incredibly supportive of the company I work for and my volunteer work with the United Way is one way to say thank you. Every day United Way 211 receives calls for help with food but they go beyond the food issue to find the basis of the clients problem such as unemployment, lack of health care, need for mental health counseling and many more needs. I anticipate a very successful campaign but I need your help. With your help, United Way can make the campaign goal. Every company campaign, every dollar given by an individual together makes a big difference. Your gift is an investment in our community. With your help, we can change lives and make this community an even better place to live, Kubesh said. For more informationc, call 433-2000 or visit www.unitedwaylee.org. Buddy Kubesh of Publix and the United Way Campaign Thermometer John Clinger, right, 2013-2014 United Way Campaign chair, passes the torch to Buddy Kubesh, the 2014-2015 United Way Campaign chair Discussion At Shell PointThe Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point welcomes Professor Adrian Kerr, who will present The Glorious History and Culture of Thailand and Phuket on Tuesday, September 9 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community. Kerr will trace the origins of the Thai people, including a look at the founding of the early empires and capitals, the rise of the Chakri Dynasty, and how Thailand avoided the colonialism that overtook the rest of Southeast Asia. He will review the political turmoil that has befallen the country recently and the role of the highly respected king in maintaining stability for now. The course will close with a review of the fascinating history and colorful highlights of Phuket Island and how it has recovered after the devastating tsunami of 2004. Tickets for the class are $10. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 489-8472. The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The academy provides approximately 80 classes each semester that encompass a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. From page 15Photo Contest DeadlinePrinting, Sanibel Art & Frame, Wendy and George Schnapp, She Sells Sea Shells, Winston and Barbara Spurgeon, Suncatchers Dream.To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Miller at 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4, or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Professor Adrian Kerr


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 5, 201422 From page 20FGCU Alumni Scholarship AchieversSouthWestern State College Board of Trustees. Jill Rhone earned a bachelors in 2007 and a masters in 2008, both in social work. She recently was named director of admissions at Bishop Verot Catholic High School. We believe in giving back to the community, she said. We are hoping more alumni will see this and feel motivated to give back to the university as well in some way, whether its through a donation or by volunteering or sharing their experiences with students. Lindsey Touchette (, Communication), FGCU director of major gifts, said remaining engaged with the university after graduation benefits both alumni and future students. The Rhones have exemplified this through both personal and financial involvement, she said. Their generosity will leave a lasting legacy that will enable future Eagles to excel as students and go on to fulfilling careers just as the Rhones did. To contribute to the fund, or for more information, contact Lindsey Touchette, director of major gifts, at 590-1016 or ltouchet@fgcu.edu. Financial FocusMake The Right Moves To Leave A Legacy To Grandchildren by Jennifer BaseyOn Monday, September 8, we observe National Grandparents Day. If you have grandchildren, they will hopefully mark this occasion by sending a card, making a call or best of all paying a visit. But, however, your grandchildren express their feelings for you, you undoubtedly have a very big place in your heart for them. In fact, you may well be planning on including your grandchildren in your estate plan. If thats the case, youll want to do the best you can to preserve the size of your estate without sacrificing the ability to enjoy life during your retirement years. Here are a few suggestions to help you achieve this balancing act: Expect market volatility and dont overreact. If youve been investing for a while, you know that volatility in the financial markets is normal. In fact, its not unusual for the market to drop 10 percent, or even more, in a year. Try not to overreact to this type of volatility. For example, dont immediately sell investments just because theyve had a down year they may well bounce back the next year, especially if their fundamentals are still strong. Diversify. Its always a good idea to diversify across a range of investment vehicles stocks, bonds, government securities, certificates of deposit (CDs) and so on. While diversification cant guarantee a profit or protect against loss, it can help reduce the effects of volatility on your portfolio. Maintain a cash cushion. During your retirement years, you may face unexpected expenses, just as you did when you were working. To help pay for these expenses without being forced to dip into your long-term investments, try to maintain a cash cushion thats sufficient to cover six to 12 months worth of living expenses. Limit withdrawals from your investments. To keep your investment portfolio intact for as long as possible, set limits on your annual withdrawals. Your withdrawal rate should be based on a variety of factors age at retirement, other sources of income, lifestyle choices, etc. A financial advisor can help you calculate a withdrawal rate that makes sense for your situation. Delay your generosity. It can be tempting to provide for your grandchildren and perhaps even your grown children as soon as you can. But you need to balance this impulse with the financial challenges that two or three decades of retirement can bring. Its not being selfish to take care of yourself first in fact, by doing everything possible to remain financially independent, you will be helping your family in the long run. Dont delay creating your estate plan. If you are committed to leaving a generous legacy for your grandchildren, you need a comprehensive estate plan. And its best to create this plan as soon as possible, while you are mentally and physically healthy. You may never become incapacitated, of course, but the future is not ours to see. In addition to starting early with your estate plan, youll need to assemble the right team, including your financial advisor, legal professional and tax expert. You might enjoy receiving attention on National Grandparents Day. But youll get even greater pleasure out of knowing that youre maximizing your efforts to leave the type of legacy you want for your grandchildren while still enjoying the retirement lifestyle you desire. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. AppleJuiceiOS Maintenanceby Carol Rooksby Weidlich, President, SWACKSApps, apps and more apps! Youve got a lot of apps on your iPhone/iPad/ iPod, and cant remember where to find one. Open Spotlight search by swiping down on the home screen. Enter a single symbol in the search bar and Spotlight will list every app installed on your device and tell you where its located if youve added it to a folder. If you know the name of the app, type that in the search bar. When the app icon appears just tap and the app will open. Organize Your Apps Love to try new apps? Do you have an abundance of apps cluttering your Apple device? Then its time to de-clutter by deleting apps that youve tested and dont use. Keep apps you use on a regular basis. Those apps purchased through the App Store are tied to your Apple ID and will be available in iCloud, and can be re-downloaded when you want to use them again. Update Your Contacts Maintaining your Contacts is important. Duplicate contacts, incorrect information, and halfcompleted entries take up space. A good habit to get into is to review your list a couple of times a year. Put a reminder on your calendar and set an alert to check your information. Delete entries that you dont need anymore if you use the Check for Duplicates under your Contacts Card > Check for Duplicates option, you will not be able to see those duplicates before they are merged. So take the time to look through your index searching for duplicates. Update entries that are no longer correct, and anything else that looks out of place. Once youve removed the unwanted entries, spend a few minutes adding photos to each card by importing from pictures you have stored on your Mac or other Apple device. You can even download profile photos from Facebook to your contacts by going to Settings > Facebook > Update All Contacts and making sure that the switch for Contacts is in the On position. Choose Settings > Twitter to pull in profile images from there instead. While youre cleaning, dont forget to clean out old photos, videos and documents, which take up storage space on your device. 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. 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. From page 15Online Course For BoatersU.S. Power Squadrons. The course is an easy-to-follow boaters guide to forecasting winds and storms that will help any boat owner decide when its time to go out, head back in, or seek cover. Included is an understanding of weather elements such as air masses, fronts and winds, storms, squalls and fog. It also helps boaters know the early signs of changing weather and how to use a barometer and weather map. It may also help race committees reduce risk. As a special offer, Weather for Boaters is available until September 30 for $29.95. Additional USPS/BoatUS Foundation online learning courses such as Partner in Command, which is great for first mates, and Boating on Rivers, Locks and Lakes are also available until September 30 for the same special pricing of $29.95 per course. To receive the discounted pricing on these courses, enter the promotional code weather when signing up at usps.org/edonline.


23 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, My mother is a mean, miserable person and unforgiving, at least to me. When I was in college, I went crazy with the freedom. I did drugs, drank alcohol and totaled the car my parents had given me. I was expelled and went and lived in a commune. After a couple of years, I saw the light and turned my life around. I went to another college and graduated with a 4.0 average. I finished graduate school in record time and have a great job. My mother is totally unforgiving. She ignores my loving wife and our children. My siblings have tried to talk to her, but she will not change. Am I unrealistic to expect forgiveness after almost 25 years? Bryan Dear Bryan, Our parents acceptance and love are always important to us, regardless of our age. I am sorry you are in this position. It must be hurtful. It sounds like many people have tried to intercede on your behalf. Have you tried to talk to her? Let her know how you feel and how you would like her forgiveness. If it continues, I would limit the time you spend together. She is your parent but your relationship sounds dysfunctional. Pryce Dear Bryan, I do not think your mothers behavior will ever change. Keep in touch with other members of your family and avoid any more discussions. The older I get, the more amazed I am at how many stories I hear that are similar to yours. Your mother seems to be a very troubled soul and certainly you alone cannot change her. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Healthy Living Lecture SeriesLee Memorial Health System will feature the next in a series of free monthly lectures on Wednesday, September 10 at 11:30 a.m. in Cape Coral. The lectures are designed to cover a variety of health care topics to help improve your physical and mental well-being. These interactive and informative lectures are presented by Dr. Salvatore Lacgnina, vice president of health and wellness and medical director of the wellness centers in Cape Coral and Fort Myers. This months topic is Salt, Sugar and Fat and will be held at the Cape Coral Hospital Auxiliary Room, 636 Del Prado Boulevard. Learn how the addition of salt, sugar and fat in the foods you eat and drink cause so many of the chronic illnesses and cancers. Learn how to read food labels to identify information about hidden additives that negatively affect your health. Most importantly, learn how to make healthy food choices and how to develop a lifestyle management plan for your health that will allow you to live a better quality, longer life. Dr. Lacgnina is board certified in internal medicine and has been in practice since 1993. He is passionate about preventive health care and shares his knowledge of simple and effective ways to age gracefully and healthfully. Seating is limited and reservations are requested. Call 424-3232 or email pknudson@leememorial.org Salvatore Lacgnina deaRPharmacistWere You Lied To About Vaccines And Autism? by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers: Many of you have wondered about the connection of vaccines and autism. The rising cases of autism worldwide have to be attributed to something, right? But many wonder if its related to vaccines, mercury, GMO foods or something else? The biggest story in years broke when a leading researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) helped uncover how they manipulated data and obscured a ridiculously higher incidence of autism. I mean ridiculous, upwards of 340 percent higher incidence in autism, in the African-American boys who received the MMR vaccine. Dr. William Thompson came forward after a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) was enacted. The CDC knew in 2003 (more than a decade ago!) that the risk for autism went up but key people kept it hush hush. Like many studies that naive consumers believe, the data was statistically skewed to hide the risks from parents, pediatricians and the general public. My heart aches for all the parents who unknowingly trusted Its so sad. Dr. Thompson has worked for the government agency for over a decade and confirmed that the CDC knew about the relationship between the age of first MMR vaccine and autism incidence in African-American boys as early as 2003, but chose to cover it up. He remarked, Weve missed 10 years of research because the CDC is so paralyzed right now by anything related to autism. Theyre not doing what they should be doing because theyre afraid to look for things that might be associated. He alleges criminal wrongdoing by his supervisors, and he expressed deep regret about his role in helping the CDC hide data. This calls into question the nine additional studies cited by the CDC as evidence denying a link between vaccines and autism. If you have a computer, the story is still unfolding and you can use the following hashtags to get the play-by-play on this story: #CDCwhistleblower and #CDCfraud. A couple of things to note here. One is that the MMR vaccine is the one in question, not all vaccines. (Im not saying all the other vaccines are safe, Im just putting this in perspective). Also, it occurred in African-American males and specifically showed a dramatically higher risk when kids were inoculated before age 3. We dont know what causes the problem, for example the vaccine itself or an additive. Finally, there is no current discussion or data regarding the impact of giving the MMR vaccine after age 3. We need to be more proactive and think big picture. Theres been a suspicion of harm for years when perfectly healthy children become disabled after a shot, or series of shots. As a population, weve followed the herd, sweeping all the disturbing stories from autism-touched families under the rug. It wont happen to my child. Now, theres going to be a hostile group of parents who demand answers. The CDC isnt ready and I promise you, this is one of many medical debacles to come. 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. Omega Youth Health ForumThe Omega Youth and Community Development Foundation is hosting its annual Omega Health Forum on Saturday, September 27 at Dunbar High School, 3800 E. Edison Avenue in Fort Myers from 9 a.m. to noon. The forum will offer free health screenings as well as education on health awareness and prevention to our community. Free services offered include: Prostate and colon cancer screening Breast cancer screening Childrens health information Womens health education Asthma education Diabetes education Blood pressure testing Sleep disorder education Tobacco cessation information Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) and HIV testing In addition, groceries will be distributed to those in need on a first-come, firstserved basis. Residents should bring reusable shopping bags or a box to carry the groceries. Southwest Florida Urologic Associates, a 21st Century Oncology affiliate, will be providing the free prostate cancer screenings. There will also be childrens activities to learn about health topics, including a presentation, Successful Three: Health, Education and Self-Esteem. The Annual Omega Health Forum event was first held in 2000 and approximately 3,500 people have been served since its inception, said Cecil Carter, event chairman and associate professor and program leader educational leadership with Florida Gulf Coast University. Last year, there were approximately 25 organizations that participated. We look forward to a great turnout this year.For more information, call 424-2233. Prostate Cancer Walk In Fort MyersFlorida Urology Physicians and ZERO The End of Prostate Cancer will hold a 5K run/walk and 200-yard Kids Superhero Dash for Dad at JetBlue Park on Saturday, September 20 at 8:10 a.m. The run/ walk series is taking place in 30+ cities nationwide in 2014 and raises awareness and funds to end prostate cancer, a disease affecting one in seven American men. JetBlue Park is at 11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers. For more information, visit www.zeroprostatecancerrun.org/fortmyers. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


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PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. MOVIES: Which movie character delivered the famous tagline: Why so serious? 2. EXPLORERS: Who was the first explorer to circumnavigate the globe? 3. LITERATURE: What was the original title of Jane Austens Pride and Prejudice? 4. INVENTIONS: Who is credited with inventing Band-Aids? 5. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: Who once said, I dont know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody? 6. LANGUAGE: In British slang, what is a torch? 7. MUSIC: Which character on Sesame Street had a hit single with the song Rubber Duckie? 8. GEOGRAPHY: What Central American nation lies between Honduras and Costa Rico? 9. TELEVISION: Which sitcom featured the character Cliff Clavin, and what was his profession? 10. ANATOMY: What is the common name for the axilla? TRIVIA TEST 1. The Joker (Heath Ledger) in The Dark Knight 2. Ferdinand Magellan 3. First Impressions 4. Earle Dickson 5. Bill Cosby 6. Flashlight 7. Ernie 8. Nicaragua 9. Cheers, postal worker 10. Armpit. ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 My Stars FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 8, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Changing your mind doesnt come easily for Lambs, who place a high value on commitment. But new facts could emerge that might persuade you to rethink your situation. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is a good time to put that fine Bovines eye for beauty to work in redecorating your home or workplace. And dont forget to indulge yourself in some personal time as well. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your sense of loyalty to someone who asks for your help is commendable. But make sure there are no information gaps that should be filled in before you move too far too quickly. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Dont let difficult people raise the Crabs ire levels this week. Avoid them if you can. If not, resist telling them off, even if you think they deserve it. Things improve by weeks end. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your suspicions about a colleague might be on the mark. But you also could be misreading the signals you believe youre getting. Do some discreet checking before jumping to conclusions. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Take some time out from your many tasks and see if someone might be trying to reach out to you. You could be surprised to learn who it is and why you might want to reciprocate. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You still might want to do more investigating before taking on a new commitment. Later would not be the time to try to fill in any crucial gaps in what you need to know about it. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A new opportunity should be carefully studied. It might offer some of the things youve been looking for. Or it could contain new possibilities you never considered. Check it out. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You might have to work harder this week to get people to listen to what you have to say. But if you stay with it, you could start to get your message out to many by the weeks end. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Although family matters again take up a big chunk of the Goats time, the week also offers a chance to explore a new career move youd been contemplating for a while. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Applying your practicality (what does it offer me?) and your creativity (how can I improve on it?) could provide sound reasons for seriously considering that new offer. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) The single set will find that keeping their romantic aspirations on high gives Cupid a better target to aim at. Paired Pisces will find that this week helps reinforce their relationships. BORN THIS WEEK: You believe in encouraging others to demand the best from themselves. You would be a fine sports coach, as well as an enlightened teacher. On Sept. 10, 1813, in the first unqualified defeat of a British naval squadron in history, U.S. naval commander Oliver Hazard Perry leads a fleet of nine American ships to victory over a squadron of six British warships. After the battle, Perry sent a famous dispatch to U.S. Gen. William Henry Harrison that read, We have met the enemy, and they are ours. On Sept. 11, 1857, Mormon guerillas, stoked by a deep resentment of decades of public abuse and federal interference, murder 120 emigrants at Mountain Meadows, Utah. The conflict apparently began when the Mormons refused to sell the emigrants any supplies. On Sept. 14, 1959, a Soviet rocket bearing a Russian flag crashes into the moons surface. Vice President Richard Nixon expressed some sour grapes by noting that it took the Soviets four tries to hit the moon and reassured Americans that We are way ahead in the space race. On Sept. 9, 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signs the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act and the Highway Safety Act into law. The two bills made the federal government responsible for setting and enforcing safety standards for cars and roads. On Sept. 12, 1972, after nearly 40 years of riding across millions of American TV and movie screens, the cowboy actor William Boyd, best known for his role as Hopalong Cassidy, dies at the age of 77. Boyd was to be the first cowboy actor to make the transition from movies to television. On Sept. 13, 1980, country music artist Willie Nelson and his band perform at the White House with President Jimmy Carter in attendance. Later that night, unbeknownst to the president, Nelson allegedly retired to the White House roof to smoke a marijuana cigarette. On Sept. 8, 1998, St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire hits his 62nd home run of the year, breaking Roger Maris record. McGwire was celebrated as a hero, though allegations that he used performanceenhancing substances have since led some to question the legitimacy of his accomplishments. It was German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche who made the following sage observation: We have art to save ourselves from the truth. If you live in Waukegan, Illinois, you might be surprised to learn that your property tax is 12 times higher than it would be if you lived in Honolulu. If you cant remember the word you want to use, youre suffering from lethologica. But you probably wont remember that when it happens. A hummingbird weighs less than a penny. Have you ever made a bet when youd been drinking too much, and later wondered what youd been thinking? If so, it might make you feel better to consider the case of a pilot named Thomas Fitzpatrick. In 1956, he was drinking at a bar in New York City when a rather boisterous argument ensued regarding his flying ability. To prove his skills to his drinking buddies, Fitzpatrick went to New Jersey, stole a small plane and landed it on the street in front of the Manhattan bar -all while allegedly drunk. The story, remarkable as it is, doesnt end there, however. A couple of years later he was boasting about the incident, but his story was met with disbelief. To prove himself once again, he repeated the stunt. The name of the state of Idaho comes from the Kiowa-Apache word idaahe, which means enemy. Every spring, one of the worlds great migrations occurs. At the end of March, 500,000 cranes descend upon an 80-mile stretch of Nebraska land, representing about 80 percent of all the cranes on the planet. I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. -Sir Winston Churchill. THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY SPORTS QUIZ 1. Entering 2014, the U.S. (33) and Taiwan (17) have won the most titles in Little League World Series history. Which country is third? 2. How many different times did Billy Martin manage the New York Yankees? 3. In 2012, Brett Hundley set a UCLA record for passing yards in a season (3,740). Who had held the mark? 4. Who holds the NBA mark for most-accurate 3-point shooting in a season in which he made at least 200 threes? 5. In the 2013-14 NHL season, Ryan Johansen became the third player in Columbus franchise history to have 30 or more goals in a season. Who were the first two? 6. In 2014, Greg Biffle set a NASCAR record for most consecutive races completed (89). Who had held the mark? 7. Between 1974 and 1981, Bjorn Borg won the French Open mens singles title six out of eight times. Name either of the other winners. ANSWERS 1. Japan, with nine. 2. Five times (1975-78, , and ). 3. Cade McNown, with 3,470 yards passing in 1998. 4. Glen Rice hit 47 percent for the Hornets in 1996-97. 5. Rick Nash (seven seasons) and Geoff Sanderson (twice). 6. Herman Beam, with 84 completed races between 1961 and 1963. 7. Adriano Panatta (1976) and Guillermo Vilas ().


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Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RS 1/4 CC TFN Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN FREE VACATION RENTAL ADVERTISING! Over 300 rentals to choose from!NS 9/5 CC TFN FOR SALESNAKES FOR SALE1 male bumblebee ball python $385 1 female normal ball python $65 1 female childrens python $125 All are friendly and feed well. Call Chris at 239-233-3148 for more info.NS 8/8 NC TFN GRACO WHITE FULL-SIZE CRIBLike new (used only on visits to grandparents). Mattress included. Excellent condition. $125. Call Anne or Rod, 472-6837.NS 8/29 CC TFN OFFICE DESKHON Double-Pedestal Desk, wood grain top, 60Wx30D, good condition, $100 OBO. Call the Island Sun at 395-1213 or stop by 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel.RS 9/5 CC TFN


TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 The Island Sun and The River Weekly NewsAlways on the table, and online, with everything you need to know about your community. NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva IslandsTHEIVER RF Bbtn Rf Dnt r F MnWEEKLY NEWS Serving Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers since 1993 Phone 395-1213 or 415-7732 Pick up a copy or go to IslandSunNews.com. Click on Read the Island Sun or The River Weeklywww.IslandSunNews.com BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 6/6 CC 8/29 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION ESTATE SALEThurs. Sept.4 Sat. Sept. 6th 1029 Dixie Beach Blvd. Sanibel, FL NS 9/5 CC 9/5 LARGE GARAGE SALE 9/5-9/7 FRI/SAT/SUN 8A.M. UNTIL?Furniture, Housewares, Coach Purses, New gift items, Childrens toys, clothes, books, Tools and much more. 9426 Beverly Lane Sanibel (Gumbo Limbo) NS 9/5 CC 9/5 Landing a big sh from the beach can be hard on the sh. Dragging a sh up onto the sand if youre going to release it is not an option as it usually damages or kills the sh. Hold the sh in the water while you unhook it if youre going to release it. The less you can touch a sh before release the better for the sh. If you want a picture with the sh, support it as you lift it out of the water and do it quickly. Before releasing, revive the sh while holding it in the water; moving it slowly back and forth so water goes over its gills. The sh will let you know when its ready to swim off. Florida just recently changed the regulations on shing from shore. Florida residents as well as out of state visitors need a shing license to sh from shore. Shore Fishing:Don't Harm The Fishby Capt. Matt Mitchell


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 SEPTEMBER 5, 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 Ebony. Im a 4-year-old spayed female black and white American Staffordshire Terrier. Before I came to the shelter, I was neglected by my owners. Ive enjoyed being at the shelter because I get lots of food, water and attention from the volunteers and staff. I love to go on walks and really enjoy playtime. My only wish now is that a loving family would make me a part of their forever family. My adoption fee is $15 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Fill Your Empty Nest adoption promotion. Hello, my name is Timmy. Im a 2-month-old neutered male brown tabby domestic short hair. Hey, its still kitten season so there are plenty of us cute babies waiting for loving homes. Im adorable and playful... so what are you waiting for? Dont forget, cats and kittens are two-for-one! My adoption fee is $15 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Fill Your Empty Nest adoption promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www. LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Timmy ID #591774 Ebony ID #586651


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