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FREETake Me Home VOL. 13, NO. 36 SEPTEMBER 12, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Golisano Childrens Hospital Unveils New AmbulanceEvery minute counts when a child needs emergency or urgent specialty care. Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida recently unveiled its new, state-of-the-art neonatal and pediatric ambulance that will provide safe, efficient and child-friendly ground transportation from hospitals throughout the region. The entire Golisano Childrens community is thrilled to have this wonderful, new ambulance in our fleet. Every bit of the design and functionality was done through the eye of the child, from the soothing, playful interior design to the video distraction enhancement. Additionally, state-of-the-art technology was incorporated in all elements of the build, including telemedicine capabilities, in order to provide the safest, absolute best care of babies and children moving from one level of care to another throughout continued on page 13 New ambulance for the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida Clerk Of Courts Welcomes Residents To New Historical Document LibraryDid you know that the earliest official recorded document in Lee County dates back to 1887 when Lee first became a county? Did you know that the Recording Office has plat maps dating to 1887, marriage license records dating to 1888, and the Marks and Brands Record 2 book dated 1899? These and other primary documents are now available for public perusal at the new Historical Document Library in the Recording Office. The library is free, and opened to the public on September 5, located at the Administration Building at 2115 2nd Street, 2nd Floor, in Fort Myers. It is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Joanne Miller, a member of the Southwest Florida Historical Society and a 30-year employee and Recording Office Manager Sharon Smith, had a passion for, and knowledge of, Lee County history and the vision to bring the Historical Document Library continued on page 4 Joanne Miller and Linda Doggett Otter Babies Make Preserve Their New HomeLast Thursday, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), along with help from Charlotte County Community Services Parks & Natural Resources Environmental Specialist Jason Thompson, released three otters at the Prairie Creek Preserve in Punta Gorda. continued on page 15 Otter babies play in their new home Back row, from left: Leslie Angel, volunteer; Yvette Carrrasco, CROW wildlife rehabiliator; Ron Mills, volunteer; Tobi Mills, volunteer; Jason Thompson, Charlotte County official. Front row, from left: Kelsey Baker, CROW intern; EB McKibben, CROW trainer; and Allyson Ferry, student intern.


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 12, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Gwynne Institute Auditorium by Gerri Reaves, PhDWhen the Gwynne Institute opened for classes on October 20, 1911, it was publicized at one of the best and most modern schools in the state. It was built on the site where the first publically funded school in Fort Myers had been constructed in 1878, the southwest corner at Second and Jackson. Among the schools many features that qualified it as state-ofthe-art and well-equipped was the auditorium pictured here. The large auditorium had white walls, mahogany trim and wooden seats. The stage, located near the north wall, could be entered from backstage or from the audience. The wings led to large dressing rooms on either side that emptied into cloakrooms connected to classrooms. Initial assessments of the 500-seat auditorium reported good acoustics and comfortable opera seating in a semi-circle, as well as stage lights. Ginger Sparks Barnard has many memories of the auditorium at Gwynne. She not only attended sixth grade there during the World War II years, but taught fifth and sixth grades there from 1957 to 1959. She sums-up the experience by saying, the school was a joy to teach in and the kids were wonderful. Every Friday morning, an assembly was held in the auditorium, she recalls. The sound of Onward Christian Soldiers playing on the piano summoned the students, who marched to the auditorium and filed-in grade by grade, starting with kindergarten and ending with the sixth graders seated in the back. The students marched, waited and entered the assembly in a quiet and orderly way, a process that taught auditorium behavior, according to Barnard. The program began with the Pledge of Allegiance and the Lords Prayer, followed by a patriotic song. continued on page 19 The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2014 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi George Beleslin Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl 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 west landing and entrance to the former Gwynne auditorium photo by Gerri Reaves The second floor has been divided into several large spaces photo by Gerri Reaves This image of Gwynne Institutes auditorium appears on a postcard postmarked February 3, 1912, less than four months after the school opened courtesy Southwest Florida Historical Society (Sara Nell Hendry Gran Postcard Collection)


3 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 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! Fort Myers Public Art: Portrait Added To Founding Females Exhibitby Tom HallShe was known as the Most Beloved Woman in Florida and the Mother of all Womens Clubs. She was identified with practically every forwardlooking movement in South Florida for more than 50 years. In 1885, she co-founded the Fort Myers Womens Club along with Olive Stout and Flossie Hill. For 29 years, she also served as the organizations president and guiding force. Although those who knew her in the later life marveled at her silver mane and the keen twinkle in her inquisitive eyes, she was once described in English publications as one of the most beautiful titan haired girls in all England. Her name was Julia Allen Hanson and her portrait joins those of other Founding Females in the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, compliments of local artist and art league member M. Joan Woolam. Hanson was born in London, England on November 7, 1843 to a well-known and accomplished architect whose credits included designing the approaches to the London Bridge. She was painted by Byrne-Jones and Sir John Julia Hanson PicMillais. Part of British high society, she was an intimate acquaintance of such famous figures as the Duke of Wellington, Charles Dickens, Lord Tennyson, Anthony Trollope, Prince Arthur, the Duke of Devonshire and Florence Nightingale. She came to the United States in 1880 after marrying noted physician Dr. Wm. Hanson, and played such an important role in the development of South Florida that the 1914 to 15 Womans Whos of America devoted several paragraphs to reporting her many activities. Besides being well known as a writer, artist and speaker, wrote the Fort Myers News-Press in her November 30, 1934 obituary, Mrs. Hanson played the role of mother to everybody and everything in Fort Myers and her refined influence was of great importance in the formative stages of the pioneer community. Julia and Dr. Hanson came to Fort Myers in 1884 and opted to settle here rather than continue on to Cuba, as originally planned. Shortly after her arrival, Mrs. Hanson went to work to establish a church in the town. In this regard, she fostered two Episcopal womens organizations which raised the funds to build the first church a few years later. But her enthusiasm and ability extended to other fields, the News-Press noted, and she was identified with the organization of the first WCTU, the Womens Club, the Friday Musicale, the Palmetto society, the first reading association which led up to a Public Library, the Cemetery Improvement Association, the first Lee Memorial Hospital Association, the first Sunday School, and the first Federation of Womens Clubs. She also founded the first Needlework Guild and for many years was chairwoman of the Seminole Welfare Committee of the Florida Federation of Clubs. She was a deputy commissioner of the Florida Game and Fish Department and was recognized continued on page 16 A portrait of Julia Allen Hanson by local artist M. Joan Woolam has been added to the Founding Females exhibit


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 12, 20144 From page 1New Historical Document Libraryto realization. With the approval of Lee County Clerk Linda Doggett, unused office space within the Recording Office was transformed into the two-room Historical Document Library, where visitors can view over 150 primary record books, records and maps. An interesting glimpse into the regions past is the Marks and Brands Record 2 Book. This dates to the era of the Southwest Florida frontier, when cattlemen and hog ranchers submitted their marks and brands for their livestock to the clerk of court for official registration. Other books and records of interest are: Bride and Groom indexes; County Commissioners Minutes General Index from 1887, Land Sold for Taxes; Tax Deed Certificates Redeemed; and Tax Deed Sales. Due to the nature and condition of these historical documents, handling and copying policies have been put in place. Many documents are available on the clerks website (www.leeclerk.org) although researchers are welcome to photograph and use a hand-scanner to take images of specific books or pages. For more information, call 533-5000. Plats Display Marks and Brands book Democratic Womens Club October MeetingOn Saturday, October 11 at 10:30 a.m., the Democratic Womens Club (DWC) of Lee County is holding its monthly membership meetings at the Helm Club of the Landings Yacht, Golf & Tennis Club, 4420 Flagship Drive in Fort Myers. The subject for the meeting is Floridas environment and Amendment One. The featured speakers will be Ray Judah and John Scott (The Green Guy). Members and guests should tell the attendant at the gate to the Landings they are going to the Democratic Womens Club meeting at the Helm Club and the attendant will offer directions. Former Lee County Commissioner Judah graduated from the California State University of Humboldt with a master of science degree in Natural Resources and bachelor of arts degree in Zoology. He is a strong advocate for providing a balance between management of growth and responsible stewardship of our precious natural resources. Judah has received numerous awards including recognition by the Florida Audubon Society in 1984 and 1996, Conservationist of the Year Florida Wildlife Federation in 2007, Everglades Coalitions James D. Webb Award for making an outstanding contribution to the Everglades in 2011 and 2013 Innovator of the Year by the Fort Myers Imaginarium Science Center, His volunteer work includes serving with the Kiwanis Club of Downtown Fort Myers, and as a frequent judge of the Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Science and Engineering Fair. He is currently the Coordinator for the Florida Coastal and Ocean Coalition. Scott is a native Floridian and has called Fort Myers his home since 1979. His background and decades of experience in information technology plays an integral role in his involvement and effectiveness as a political and environmental activist. He and his wife, Ruth, founded the Clean Water Initiative of Florida, an advocacy group dedicated to preserving Floridas natural resources through public education, awareness and policy change. Working with people and organizations statewide, he plans to spend the rest of his life working to preserve the natural wonder and beauty of Floridas natural resources. Two special guest speakers are also on tap: Nan Rich, the recent Democratic candidate for governor, and Charlie Crist, the winner of the Democratic primary for governor, have been invited to add their comments on Amendment One. They both welcomed the chance to revisit the DWC of Lee County following their separate appearances last year. Rich has accepted our invitation and Crist will send a member of his staff if he is unavailable. The unity of the Democratic Party is evident by both guest speakers showing such unity on the issue of our environment. The business section of the meeting will be suspended in October. An optional lunch will be served following the meeting at a cost of $18 per person. Visitors may make reservations for lunch by contacting Pat Fish at fishpatricia@yahoo.com or by calling 466-8381. The Democratic Womens Club of Lee County is a member of the DWC of Florida. The DWC brings together in common purpose all Democratic Women of Lee County, although men are members as well. The DWC strives to stimulate interest in civic affairs, encourage good citizenship and educate the public on questions of public interest. It encourages the active participation of Democratic voters, seeks to increase Democratic voter registration and supports qualified Democratic candidates for public office. Call For ArtistsVisual Artists are invited to submit up to two framed/gallery wrapped pieces of art for the juried Perceptions Art Show 2014, presented by the Arts of the Inland to be held on Sunday, November 9 in the Crown Room at the Majestic Golf Club, 350 Homestead Road South in Lehigh Acres. Art mediums accepted include photography, watercolor, mixed media, pen & ink, oil, acrylic, pastels and charcoals. Works must have been completed within the last two years. Works which have continued on page 15 DWC Candidate EndorsementsThe Democratic Womens Club of Lee County President Lydia Lowell Sherman announced the endorsements by the Democratic Womens Club of Lee County. I am proud to announce that the Democratic Womens Club of Lee County has formally endorsed five exceptional candidates for office, said Sherman. The offices the candidates are running for are as follows: Charlie Crist Governor of Florida George Sheldon Attorney General of Florida April Freeman U.S. House of Representatives, District 19 Will Bronson U.S. House of Representatives, District 17 Charles Messina Florida State Representative, District 76 Debbie Jordan Lee County Commission, District 4 We are honored to support these five individuals who will work to improve the lives of citizens throughout this great State of Florida, Sherman added. For more information about the Democratic Womens Club of Lee County, visit http://dwc-lee.com.


5 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 Lovegrove 9-11 Memorial ExhibitLeoma Lovegrove, internationally known painter, will exhibit the canvas titled We Remembered 9-11 at her Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens from September 11 through 15. The nineby 17-foot canvas, created on the 10th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attack on America, was a collaborative project with Southwest Florida visitors and residents. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., guests from can interact with the exhibit. They can revisit the canvas, and if they painted a name of one of the 3,000 victims, they can photograph the name and sign the 9-11 Victims Legacy Book while at the gallery. A camera and computer will be set up for the public during this event. Everyone who visits the gallery is invited to sign the book. Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens is at 4637 Pine Island Road NW in Matlacha. 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 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 Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or em ail press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 12, 20146 Pawsitively Howl-Oween Pet ParadeThe 4th annual Pawsitively Amazing Howl-oween Pet Parade will be held on Saturday, October 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Santini Marina Plaza, 7225 Estero Boulevard in Fort Myers Beach. The grand parade will be led by the world-famous Fort Myers Beach Marching Kazoo Band at 11 a.m. Register from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for Best Costumed Pet, Best Costumed Pet & Owner, Best Decorated Cart & Pet and Peoples Choice. The event will feature over 40 arts and crafts/pet products vendors, DJ Larry will be spinning tunes, Santini Fresh Market will be offering the freshest of local fruits and veggies, as well as lots of fun food and exotic drinks. Pet stations, complete with shade and water, will be offered throughout the event. In addition, an hourly 50/50 raffle benefitting the Friends of the Arts and pet food collection for Find A Home, Give A Home. For vendor/volunteer information, contact Bonnie Roberts at 443-8810. Lake Kennedy Senior CenterBus Trip To Florida AquariumThe Kennedy Kruisers are off to beautiful Tampa to explore the wonders of the sea on Tuesday, September 30. The Florida Aquarium is rated in the top 10 best aquariums in the country. Be prepared to be mesmerized by the unusual creatures of the sea and the awe-inspiring plant life that live in this underwater paradise. There will be a multitude of exhibits and touch tanks where you can feel many amazing sea urchins. Participants should arrive at the Lake Kennedy Center by 7:45 a.m. prior to the 8 a.m. departure. The approximate return time is 6:30 p.m. The cost of this aqua adventure, including a 75-minute wild dolphin cruise, is $61 per member and $66 per non-member. Lunch will be Dutch treat. Preregistration is required. Lake Kennedy Senior Center is located at 400 Santa Barbara Boulevard in Cape Coral. For more information, call 574-0575. Pawsitively Howl-oween Lake Kennedy Senior CenterLake Kennedy Dance JamStarting in November, enjoy an evening filled with music and dancing with DJ Juke Box Hero. The Lake Kennedy Centers weekly Dance Jam host, Chris Cammarota, has been a popular DJ in the Southwest Florida community for many years. Every Monday night, he will be playing all of your favorite hits. His sound library contains a variety of music featuring the classics from the big band era into hit parade, rock and roll, oldies, classic rock of the s into new wave of the s, including vocals and dance. There will be trivia games with giveaways, line dancing and more. Come and dance the night away with us. Cost is $3 per person. BYOB and free coffee. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the Dance Jam continues until 9:30 p.m.Lake Kennedy Senior Center is located at 400 Santa Barbara Boulevard in Cape Coral. For more information, call 574-0575. Lake Kennedy Senior CenterLake Kennedy Lunch BunchWant to try a new restaurant? Want something fun and affordable? Join the Lake Kennedy Lunch Bunch on Saturday, September 27 as we travel for lunch at one of the favorite seafood restaurants, Islamorada Fish Company. All will enjoy a delicious lunch while socializing with family and friends. This will be a great way to enjoy your day and still have time to make other plans. Preregistration is required. Lunch, beverage and gratuity are included in the cost of $25 per member and $30 per non-member. Participants should arrive by 11:15 a.m. prior to the 11:30 a.m. departure. Return time is approximately 3 p.m.Lake Kennedy Senior Center is located at 400 Santa Barbara Boulevard in Cape Coral. For more information, call 574-0575. Clearance Sale Supports PACELove That Dress! 6 may be over, but PACE Center for Girls, Lee is holding the ultimate clearance sale from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 13. Visit the largest dress closet in Lee County at 13130 Westlinks Terrace Gateway Door #13 in Fort Myers. Ladies have one last chance to choose from over 2,000 dresses, hundreds of shoes, purses and accessories offered at 50 percent off the bargains offered at Love That Dress! 6. Prices start at $5 for gently used and designer items from name brands including White House/Black Market, Antonio Melani, Cach, BCBG, Michael Kors, Lilly Pulitzer, J Crew, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, and Jones New York. Shop at the 7,600-square-foot commercial facility McGarvey Development donated as a processing center, which is equipped with dressing rooms and mirrors. All proceeds support the PACE Center for Girls, Lee in providing education and counseling to help teenage girls find their voice and realize their potential. For more information, contact Sally Kee, PACE Center for Girls special events coordinator at Sally.Kee@pacecenter.org or 425-2366. Local Church Offers Weekly Food PantryOn Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m., St. Vincent de Paul Church operates a food pantry at 2073 Lafayette Avenue on the corner of Grand, one block west of the City of Palms baseball stadium. To be eligible for food assistance, you will need a photo ID and meet USDA eligibility requirements. You are eligible to receive food once a week if your household meets the income guidelines available at the food pantry or participates in any of the following programs: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Medicaid You only need to meet one of these requirements to be eligible to receive USDA foods. Volunteers and food donations are always welcome. Contact the church at 334-9225 to donate and/or volunteer your time. For more information about local food pantries, go to www.foodpantries. org/ci/fl-fort_myers. Hortoons


7 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 Call To Veterans For Art ExhibitThe Caloosahatchee Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is making a call to all veterans for an art show it is sponsoring at the Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center (SBDAC) November 7 to 21. The exhibition is open for all veterans and for artwork of any subject matter and medium. There is no size limitation but all hanging work must be either matted or framed. Artist must submit their bios, image of artwork, dimensions and sales price by October 1 by email to Sonialomano@gmail.com. All work needs to be delivered to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First Street in Fort Myers Florida by November 3 and picked up from the gallery November 22. The opening reception will be held on November 7 from 6 to 10 p.m. The artist will receive 50 percent of the sales price for any work sold. During the exhibition, SBDAC will receive 30 perccent of the sales price, and DAR will receive 20 percent of the sales price, which will be used to fund projects to help veterans and children. Lovegrove Returns To Edison Home For Painting WorkshopLeoma Lovegrove is offering a Plein Air Impressionism Workshop at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers this fall. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended. Lovegrove will teach on the new Edison porch overlooking the historic gardens. Discover the excitement of Van Gogh, Monet, Cezanne and others. See why painting outdoors is so inviting and popular. Even your smallest painting becomes a dramatic blast of color in this two-day workshop. Participants of the class will journey into the lush gardens of Edison Ford, while Lovegrove personally critiques each artists work through the painting process. The workshop will teach the basic principles of painting trees, landscapes, flowers, pathways, people and nature with an impressionistic and abstract style. The workshop dates are November 12 and 13. Cost is $350 for members and $375 for non-members. Register by calling 334-7419. Leoma Lovegrove, center, with a group of painters Bonsai Society Annual ShowPreparation for the 2014 annual Bonsai Exhibit will be the feature of the monthly Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida meeting, which will be held on Saturday, September 20 at the SPLAC building on Metro Plantation Road in Fort Myers. Members trees will be reviewed for preparation for the annual November show. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. Guests are welcome. There is no charge for attending and parking is free. The society will present its annual Bonsai Show on Saturday and Sunday, November 22 and 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lee Election Center, 13180 S. Cleveland Avenue (across from Bell Tower Shops) in Fort Myers. Admission and parking are free. The show will include an exhibit of trees created by society members, demonstrations of bonsai techniques, introductory bonsai classes, and sales and raffles of bonsai and related materials. Experienced members will also be available to answer questions about any trees that are brought in. Bonsai (pronounced bone-sigh) is the practice of raising small artistic trees in pots; it originated in the Orient and has become popular worldwide. The Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida, Inc. was founded in 1973 to promote and encourage the knowledge and appreciation of bonsai and related arts. It holds its meeting on the third Saturday of each month. For more information, visit www.bonsaiswfl.org or call Greg Lignelli at 560-3275. HTAP Becomes Partner Of United WayHuman Trafficking Awareness Partnerships (HTAP) has become a United Way Partner and moved into new office space donated by the United Way. The new office space is able to accommodate four employees as well as three interns. When Nola Theiss, HTAPs executive director, learned that the previously donated space was no longer going to be available, she called the United Way and asked for advice on finding new space. The agency offered space in its United Way building off of Gladiolus Drive. Now HTAP has a four-room suite and space for the ArtReach materials and to hold trainings. This is a tremendous opportunity for us. We have doubled the number of kids ArtReach programs annually from five to 10 this year, our staff has grown and the number of volunteers has expanded so we need the space and the support, Theiss said. HTAP is happy to be so close to Sanibel, but also able to serve all of Southwest Florida and other regional partners. The Southwest Florida Regional Human Trafficking Coalition also has an office in the same building as a United Way partner. This will make continued collaboration even easier than before. As a United Way Partner, HTAP will be eligible for the United Way allocations process which begins in January. The United Way Campaign will kick off in October and, as a partner, HTAP hopes the community will support its collaborative efforts. HTAPs new mailing address is:7275 Concourse Drive, Suite 400, Fort Myers, FL 33908, or PO Box 1113, Sanibel, FL 33957. For more information or to volunteer, call 415-2635 or email info@humantraffickingawareness.org. BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 12, 20148 Along The RiverFriday night is Gator Country Night at Nervous Nellies on Fort Myers Beach and features live music from the PTO band from 6 to 10 p.m. Nellies serves lunch, dinner and snacks in between from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eat inside in air-conditioned comfort or outside on their expansive patio overlooking the ocean. There is live music and happy hour all day, every day upstairs at Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier. Also on Friday night, Dave Collaton plays at Uglys from 6 to 10 p.m. While relaxing on the outdoor patio, swing to the beats of live reggae, rock and island music. Go to www. nervousnellies.net for a daily listing of live music from the areas premier local talent along with upcoming special events. Free marine dockage with dock attendants assistance is available for patrons at Nellies Snug Harbour Marina. The GPS coordinates for Nellies Snub Harbour Marina are 26.41 N 81.18 W. Parking for your car is also free for patrons. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery is located at 1131 First Street at the historic Fort Myers Beach Seaport. Call 463-8077 or go to www.nervousnellies.net. On Saturday at 10 a.m., Edison & Ford Winter Estates presents Garden Talk Flowering Trees. When visitors see the trees blooming at Edison Ford, they are curious to know if they can grow them in their own yards. Edison Ford horticulturalists will discuss the top 10 flowering trees to plant in Southwest Florida to enhance your own landscape. The cost is free for Edison Ford members or $5 for non-members. Each participant will receive a certificate for a 20 percent discount in the Garden Shoppe. Registration is required by calling 3347419. The Edison & Ford Winter Estates is located at 2350 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. For more information, call go 334-7419 or go to www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. The Craft Beer & Music Festival is also on Saturday, September 12 at the Bell Tower Shops, 13499 U.S. 41 in Fort Myers. For VIP ticket holders ($45), doors The Moonlight Garden at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates The Ghostbird Theatre Company presents The Bald Soprano on Wednesdayopen at 2 p.m. and general admission ($30) begins promptly at 3 p.m. The event runs to 8 p.m. The Craft Beer & Music Festival brings the craft to the people in this one-ofa-kind beer festival that combines the best of craft beer, live music and fun. Great beer samplings will be paired with some of Southwest Floridas best musical acts including Deb & The Dynamics, Mudbone and Rocker. For more information, call 489-1221 or go to www.thebelltowershops.com. The Laboratory Theaters Vaudeville Fundraiser on September 13 will leave you breathless with laughter. There will be song, dance, comedy and improv, as well as a silent auction and raffle as you help support the popular community theater. Doors open at 7 p.m. Complimentary hors doeuvres and three complimentary drinks tickets per couple are included with admission. Donations given through September 14 will matched by an anonymous donor (up to a maximum of $10,000). If you can donate $1,000 to the theater, that will actually be $2,000. If you can donate just $50, that will be $100. Its a great way to stretch your dollar and make a difference. The Laboratory Theater of Florida is located at 1634 Woodford Avenue in Fort Myers. For more information, call 218-0481 or go to www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com. On Wednesday, September 17, the Ghostbird Theatre Company presents The Bald Soprano. Show times are 2 and 8 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. The play runs through September 28. In Eugene Ionescos The Bald Soprano, Mr. and Mrs. Smith live quite comfortably in their English home with their English children and with their English maid. The chaotic Mr. and Mrs. Martin are late for supper. The Martins are not at all who they think they are. The fire chief and the maid busily rekindle their affair. The evening climaxes with a delightful orgy of non sequiturs. Brittney Brady directs Ionescos first work a hilarious absurdists meditation on what we do and how we talk about it. Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is at 2301 First Street in the heart of downtown Fort Myers historic River District. 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Churches/TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION (UUA) Where diversity is treasured, 2756 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers Sunday Services at 9 and 11 a.m. Adult Education Workshop at 10 a.m. The Reverend Margaret L. Beard, Minister 239-226-0900 www.allfaiths-uc.org ALL SAINTS BYZANTINE RITE CATHOLIC CHURCH 10291 Bayshore Rd., N. Fort Myers Divine Liturgy is on Sun. at 10:30 a.m.; Rosary begins at 10 a.m. Lenten services (Presancti ed Liturgy) will be on Wed. evenings at 6 p.m. starting on Feb. 22. Administrator is Very Rev. Peter Lickman, ph. 305-651-0991. We are a Church of the Eastern Catholic or Byzantine Rite, 1.5 mi. east of Int. 75. ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Reverend Fr. Dean Nastos, Proistamenos Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. www.annunciation.fl.goarch.org 239-481-2099 BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC SYNAGOGUE 15675 McGregor Boulevard, 437-3171 Rabbi: Judah Hungerman Friday Service, 8 p.m., Saturday Service, 11 a.m. Shabbat School Saturday Morning, Adult Hebrew Classes. Call for information on full program. BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES CHURCH OF GOD 16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166 Just past the Tanger Outlet Mall Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063 Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF SW FLORIDA ORTHODOX 5620 Winkler Road, Fort Myers Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz 433-7708, E-mail: rabbi@chabadswf.org Web site: www.chabadswf.org Services: Friday 6:30 p.m.; Saturday Kabbalah class 9 a.m.; Shacharit 10 a.m.; Kiddush at noon Minyan: Monday and Thursday 7 a.m. CHAPEL OF CYPRESS COVE 10200 Cypress Cove Circle Fort Myers 239-850-3943, Located at Cypress Cove Retirement Center on HealthPark Campus An ecumenical non-denominational community of believers. Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Reverendt Ted Althouse, Pastor revtedalthouse@aol.com CHURCH OF THE CROSS 13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188 Pastor: Bud Stephens; A nondemonimational church emphasizing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Sunday Service: 9:15 a.m. Traditional, 10:45 Contemporary. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers Just off McGregor across from the Edison/ Ford Winter Estates 334-4978, Pastor: Douglas Kelchner, Worship times Sundays 9 and 10:30 a.m. Website: www.taecc.com COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937 Rev. Dr. Jeffrey DeYoe, Senior Pastor Reverend David Dietzel, Pastor Emeritus. Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m. Nursery available CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH 8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-5442 Randy A. Alston, Reverend. Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m., Evening Worship, 7 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 6:30 p.m. CYPRESS LAKE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-3233. www.clpc.us. Clint Cottrell, pastor Prayer Service 8 a.m., Praise 9 a.m., Childrens Church 9 a.m., Traditional 11 a.m. Summer: Prayer Service 8 a.m. Combined Traditional/Praise 10 a.m. CYPRESS LAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 482-1250, 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday Traditional Service 9:30 a.m. Praise Service Sunday School all times FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD OUTREACH MINISTRIES 6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers, 278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Voice of Faith, WCRN 13.50 AM Radio, Sunday, 1:30 p.m.; Thursday Service, 7:30 p.m.; Friday Youth Service, 7:30 p.m. Nursery care for pre-school children and Childrens Church for ages 5-12 available at each service. FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 15690 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers, 482-2030 Pastor: David Stauffer. Traditional services 8:45 a.m.; Contemporary, 10:30 a.m. Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The church is mile past the intersection of Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on the way to Sanibel. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 2390 West First Street, next door to Edison Estates. Sunday Morning Service and Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting, 5:30 p.m. Child care provided at all services. Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at: 2281 First Street, River District. www.time4thinkers.com, www.christiansciencefortmyers.com, www.christianscience.com FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 13545 American Colony Boulevard off Daniels Parkway in the Colony, Fort Myers, 936-2511 Pastor: Reverend Joey Brummett Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in the Downtown Fort Myers River District 2466 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 239-332-1152, www.fumcftmyers.org Sunday: 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 5 p.m. Youth Program FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN MINISTRIES CONGREGATION 5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 437-4330 Reverend Mark Condrey, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Church School: 9:15 a.m. FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers, 482-3133. Philip White, pastor Morning Worship: 10 a.m. Church School: 10:15 a.m. Adult Forum: 11:30 a.m. IONA-HOPE EPISCOPAL CONGREGATION 9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers 4544778 The Reverend Dr. John S. Adler, pastor. Weekly services: Saturday 5 p.m., Eucharist with Healing Sunday 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite One; 9:30 a.m., Family Eucharist with Healing and Church School Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer (in Spanish); Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Eucharist with Healing. Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. services. JESUS THE WORKER CATHOLIC CHURCH: 881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143 Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. KINGDOM LIFE CHURCH 2154 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 218-8343 Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service All are welcome. LAMB OF GOD CHURCH One of a few federated Lutheran (ELCA) and Episcopal Congregations in the nation. 19691 Cypress View Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33967. 239-267-3525 or visit www.lambofgodchurch.net. The Rev. Dr. James Reho leads Sunday worship services at 7:45 and 10 a.m. Sundays Cool for Children 10 a.m. NEW BEGINNINGS CENTER New Home Church, 8505 Jenny Cae Lane, North Fort Myers, 239-656-0416 Weekly Friday Meeting Meet & Greet: 6:30 p.m. Kingdom Teaching: 7 p.m. Fellowship and refreshments after service. nbcministry@embarqmail.com, www.facebook. com/nbcministry. Alex & Patricia Wiggins, Ministers NEW COVENANT EYES CHURCH See Clearly. Meeting monthly at 9 a.m. at the Elks Lodge. 1900 Park Meadows Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33907. 239-220-8519 Pastor Alan Bondar www.newcovenanteyes.com Wear what you want, rockin music, relevant teaching, LIFT Kidz program, free coffee & donuts, people who are real, church thats actually fun. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH OF FORT MYERS 16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10 239-985-8503 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m Sunday Morning Worship. 7 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 3825 McGregor Boulevard. Fort Myers Pastor Eddie Spencer 8 & 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11 a.m. Contemporary Worship 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday School Youth and Childrens programming runs concurrent to Sunday services. Nursery care provided at all services 274-1230. For more information visit: www.newhopefortmyers.org PEACE COMMUNITY CHURCH Meets at Fort Myers Beach Masonic Lodge 17625 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers Beach 267-7400. Pastors Bruce Merton, Gail & RC Fleeman Adult Discussion Classes: 9-10 AM Countdown to Worship (praise music): 10:10 AM Amazing Grace Worship: 10:30 AM Phone 267-7400 Fax 267-7407 Web site: peacecommunitychurch.com e-mail: peace1265@aol.com PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH Sunday Worship at 9:30am. Peace is a member of the ELCA. We celebrate weekly communion with traditional liturgy, organ and choir. 15840 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers On the way to Sanibel. 239-437-2599, www.peaceftmyers.com, peace@peaceftmyers.com. REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3950 Winkler Ext., Fort Myers, 274-0143 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Sunday Services Daily early learning center/day care RIVER OF LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 21580 River Ranch Rd, Estero 239-495-0400, Senior Pastor: Todd Weston 8 and 9:45 a.m Services; 11:30 a.m. Legacy Service, multi-generational SAMUDRABADRA BUDDHIST CENTER Meditation classes. All are welcome. Guided meditations offering many methods for relaxing the body and focusing the mind on virtuous objects to bring increasing peace and happiness into daily activity. For information, class times and locations call 567-9739 or visit www. MeditationInFortMyers.org. SAINT COLUMBKILLE CATHOLIC CHURCH 12171 Iona Road, Fort Myers, off McGregor and north of Gladiolus. 489-3973 Father Joseph Clifford. Weekly Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. Weekend masses: Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.; Sunday: 7, 9,11, and 5:30 p.m. Reconciliation is available at the church on Saturdays at noon and by appointment SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH 3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 344-0012 Pastor Reverend Steve Filizzi An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation Sunday Services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mid-Week Service, Wednesday 6:30 p.m. SAINT MICHAEL LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL (LCMS) 3595 Broadway, Fort Myers, 239-939-1218, Worship: Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 & 10:45 a.m. Bible Study for adults and children Sunday at 9:15 a.m. Phone for other dates & times. Plus Marriage Enrichment, Divorcecare, Griefshare. SAINT PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3751 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, 239-463-4251, www.stpeterfmb.com. Sunday worship service at 9:30 a.m. SAINT NICHOLAS MONASTERY Church and Bookstore:111 Evergreen Road (southwest corner of Evergreen Road and Gail Street.) Liturgical services conducted in English and Church Slavonic; following the Julian (Old) Calendar. Liturgical Services: Sundays and Holy Days: Hours at 9:30 a.m. Holy Liturgy at 10 a.m. Call to confirm service schedule: 239-997-2847; Bookstore: 239-691-1775 or visit www.saintnicholasmonastery.org. ST. VINCENT DE PAUL CATHOLIC COMMUNITY 13031 Palm Beach Blvd (3 miles east of I75) East Fort Myers (across from Ft Myers Shores) 239 693 0818 Weekday masses: 9 a.m. Tuesday-Friday Weekend masses: 4 p.m. Saturday Sunday 9 & 11 a.m. All Are Welcome! SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH 16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 454-3336 Robert G. Kasten, Pastor Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Nursery available 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages Junior Church grades one to five Wee Church Pre-K to K Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednsday Service 6 p.m. TEMPLE BETHEL SYNAGOGUE 16225 Winkler Road Fort Myers 239-433-0018, www.templebethel.com rabbi.barras@templebethel.com Rabbi Jeremy Barras, Cantor Victor Geigner, Religious School Director Dale Cohen, Learning Tree Director Jesyca Virnig, Office Manager Inna Vasser Union For Reform Judaism Shabbat Service: Friday 7:30 p.m. Torah Study: Saturday 9:30 a.m. Religious School: Wednesday 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. Learning Tree: Monday through Friday From page 10 TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE) 14486 A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers, 433-0201, Rabbi: Rabbi Marc Sack Minyan: Monday at 9 a.m. Religious Education: Sunday mornings continued on page 11THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 12, 201410


11 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 From page 10Churches/Templesand Wednesday evenings Services: Friday night at 6:15 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Web site: www.tjswfl.org THE NEW CHURCH The New Church of SWFL is located 10811 Sunset Plaza Circ. #401, behind Zoomers. Rev. Gabriella Cahaley officiates worship services on Sundays at 11 a.m. during the season. Other worship events are held on the beach in Fort Myers Beach. See our webpage http://www.newchurchflorida.com/ or call for more information 239-481-5535. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH FORT MYERS 13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one mile west of I-75). Minister: The Reverend Allison Farnum. Sunday services and religious education at 10:30 a.m. For information on all church events call 5612700 or visit www.uucfm.org. UNITY OF BONITA SPRINGS Family Service 10 to 11 a.m. Healing Circle 11 a.m. Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m. Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic music, meditation in a loving environment. Service held at 28285 Imperial Street, Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100. UNITY OF FORT MYERS 11120 Ranchette Rd, Fort Myers Sunday Services 9:15 and 11 a.m. Childrens Sunday School 11 a.m. Reverend Jim Rosemergy. Our God is Love, Our religion is Oneness, Our Race is Human. 239-278-1511, www.unityoffortmyers.org. WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125 Senior Pastor: Robert Brunson Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. 11 a.m. Blended Worshipwww.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, 4814040, Pastor Curtis Deterding. Sunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Traditional, 10 a.m. Blended. Web site www.zionfm.org. Tea At The Ritz To Benefit Make-A-WishMake-A-Wish Southern Florida will hold their 4th annual Tea At The Ritz on Saturday, December 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort, located at 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road in Naples. The event will be an upscale high tea surrounded by beautiful holiday decorations as only the Ritz-Carlton can do. Guests will enjoy a royal classic tea service, finger sandwiches, fruit tartlets, champagne and other delectable treats. Make-A-Wish announced that Fidelity Investments will be the events presenting sponsor for the third year in a row, with Ms. Dylan Sanders returning again as chairperson. The goal for this years event is to raise enough funds to grant three wishes to local children. Sanders and her committee cordially invite local residents and area visitors to attend this special fundraising event. Husbands, children and groups are also welcome to attend this memorable afternoon in one of the most beautiful holiday settings in town. Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on fabulous silent auction items and participate in various drawings all while learning more about the mission of Make-A-Wish. Individual tickets are available for $125 and sponsorships start at $500, with 100 percent of event proceeds to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. Reservations are highly recommended. Make-A-Wish Southern Florida grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Southern Florida chapter grants a wish every 16 hours and has granted more than 9,000 wishes since its inception in 1983. The chapters vision is to make every eligible childs wish come true. For more information about Make-AWish, to get involved or grant a wish, visit www.sfla.wish.org. To RSVP and purchase tickets, contact Lesley Colantonio at 992-9474 or email lcolantonio@ sflawish.org. Tickets may also be purchased online at Event Brite by searching the words: Tea At The Ritz. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 12, 201412 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 ce 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 Open Up The Bait Buffetby Capt. Matt MitchellAs we move through the month of September, the first signs of a change of season are finally in the air. Mornings, at least at first light, are a few degrees cooler than it has been and its not quite as humid as August was. Although most days are still blistering hot, as we get past the middle of the month, our day time high and water temperature will gradually begin to cool off some. Our daily afternoon thunderstorms will also become less numerous and make it possible for anglers to spend more time out on the water. Even though these changes are only slightly noticeable, both anglers and, more importantly, the fish can feel that fall is just around the corner. The huge amount of bait schools we are experiencing all over the sound have the fish already gorging on an easy meal. The amount of bait we are seeing will only increase as our water temperature cools off and the fish begin to pack on the pounds for winter. If you want to bend a rod catching trout or a few ladyfish for cut bait, fish right in and around these bait schools with soft plastic jigs. Watch for feeding fish breaking on the surface as they explode on this bait. This is some crazy fast paced action with a wide variety of species all taking advantage of these huge bait schools. Feeding birds and feeding fish can be found just about anywhere from the causeway all the way up through the northern sound. If snook and redfish are more your game, load up the live well and take lots of this little fry bait and the ladyfish you caught to the mangroves where they live. Most of this bait is on the small side and requires a 1/4-inch cast net so you dont gill and kill it. Pick a favorite mangrove shoreline with good moving current and open up the live chum buffet. I like to use a Wiffle Ball Bat to shower the shoreline with bait. This visual bite of snook, redfish, trout and mangrove snapper blowing up and eating these baits is a riot. Use light spinning gear to cast these free line small live baits. If you dont see fish feeding on this live chum within a few minutes, its time to pick up and move on. It will not take very long for these baits to get chased and eaten if the fish are there. All of the places I fished this way for redfish and snook this week continued to be loaded with big keeper sized mangrove snapper. Getting a limit of these tasty snapper has been as easy as it gets. After experiencing a generally sluggish bite while using live pinfish, switching it up to fishing small white baits made a much needed change. It seemed once you got these fish to feed on the smaller baits, then was the time to try a pinfish or cut bait. When most locals think of September, the word slow always comes to mind. This does hold true as far as the amount of traffic you will see on the roads and on the water. September fishing action is far from slow and having less angling pressure out there is never a bad thing. 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. Steve Day with a keeper snook caught while fishing Pine Island Sound with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish Single hooks cause less damage than treble hooks National Life Jacket Design ContestAre you an armchair inventor with a better way to keep boaters, sailors and anglers afloat? The BoatUS Foundation, along with the Personal Floatation Device Manufacturers Association (PFDMA) and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), have teamed up to seek out the newest technologies and design ideas with the Innovation in Life Jacket Design Competition which kicks off today. We believe there are some creative folks out there that can help us rethink a 100-year-old design with fresh, out-ofthe-box ideas, said BoatUS Foundation President Chris Edmonston. A $10,000 cash award goes to the winning designer and inventors have until April 15, 2015 to submit their idea to www.BoatUS.org/design. Waterway users are always looking for more comfortable life jackets, added Edmonston. While current models of life jackets save lives every day, many are still bulky and uncomfortable, leaving boaters reluctant to wear them. This competition hopes to challenge that mindset. Entries that embrace new technologies continued on page 14


13 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Whistling Ducklingby Patricia MolloyThe black-bellied whistling duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis) is often described as an odd duck, due in part to its habit of perching and nesting in tree cavities. Until recent years, it was commonly known as the black-bellied tree duck. A particularly elegant bird, adult whistling ducks stand unusually erect atop long pink legs with their long necks outstretched. Possessing brown backs and black bellies with gray faces, their bright orange beaks are most easily observed poking out of tree cavities surrounding freshwater ponds, lakes and marshes. A couple of weeks ago, a tiny black-bellied whistling duckling with fuzzy black and yellow striped down was admitted to CROW. He was orphaned, explained Jennifer Riley, DVM intern. During the first few days of his treatment, the duckling patient #2411 did not fare well. The problem with him is that he wouldnt eat for us the first couple of days. He was losing weight, so we had to force feed him, she continued. In addition to receiving a lot of nutrient rich foods to help it gain weight, the little duckling swims three times per day during his scheduled tub time. The clinics ICU contains two conventional bathtubs, each with its own privacy curtain, that are filled and drained repeatedly throughout each day to accommodate a variety of avian and reptilian patients. Not only is tub time good physical therapy, it allows the veterinarians to monitor the strength and stamina of the wildlife patients at a safe distance without causing undue stress. After a week of careful monitoring, the duckling is showing signs of improvement. We offered him more food, more often each day. Now hes eating well. When we weighed him this morning, he had gained a gram. He should be fine and hes very bright and alert, concluded Dr. Jen. 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. The fuzzy duckling, patient #2411, wades in its food bowl As the duckling matures, it will lose its stripes in favor of a more distinctive plumage From page 1Golisano Childrens Hospital Unveils New AmbulanceSouthwest Florida, said Susan H. Ryckman, MSN, CPNP, CENP, vice president, patient care services for Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. We are so very grateful for the amazing, generous support of SanCap Cares in making this dream come true! A virtual intensive care unit on wheels, the new ambulance and the Golisano Childrens Hospital transport team can ensure the highest skill and quality while moving children to a higher level of care. The new ambulance is equipped with telemedicine technology to afford the team the opportunity to directly communicate critical clinical information as needed while en route, and can virtually place the doctor on the ambulance during transport. Registered nurses and respiratory therapists with specialty training in neonatal and pediatric transport, along with licensed EMTs and paramedics, function under the direction of a neonatal or pediatric intensive care physician throughout the transport process, said Marybeth Gardner, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit transport coordinator. They were also instrumental in helping decide the design and layout of the ambulance to include top-of-the-line medical equipment presented in a way that was kid-friendly. Its been fun the whole process seeing it go from a vision to real life and then getting to see the kids faces light up as they come inside, added Niki Shimko, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit transport coordinator. A calming, child-friendly interior helps decrease anxiety in an otherwise stressful experience. Medical equipment is concealed behind cabinet doors, a DVD player serves as a familiar distraction and the decor of the walls and ceiling were painted in a bright, cheerful beach and sky theme that incorporates the logos of both Golisano Childrens Hospital and SanCap Cares, explained James Hammond, EMT paramedic and lead driver. Purchasing the ambulance was made possible thanks to SanCap Cares. Co-chairs Amanda Cross, Dorothy Fitzgerald and Mike Mullins and their hardworking committee held the event which raised funds for the ambulance through the generosity of the SanibelCaptiva community. Fourteen years of contributions from this annual event have helped Golisano Childrens Hospital continue to provide great resources to the community so that families can receive lifesaving medical care close to home. This hospital is critical to the community, and to the welfare of the children who live and visit here. I dont think people realize the difference in caring for children compared to adults, and the ambulance in particular will help children and babies that need the highest level of care by facilitating their transport safely, said Fitzgerald. The generosity of the people of the islands helped to make this happen, helped to make it a reality. It truly is a community effort. Kiwanis Donates To Save Women And BabiesThe Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club has donated $3,750 to The Eliminate Project. The Eliminate Project is a partnership between Kiwanis International and UNICEF to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT). MNT is a painful disease that kills one baby every nine minutes, or about 160 newborns each day, and a significant number of women. The donation from the Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis will save 2,070 women and children from MNT. As of August 16, Kiwanians around the globe, in partnership with UNICEF, have raised $61,431,570 towards The Eliminate Project. Maternal and neonatal tetanus takes the lives of nearly 60,000 innocent continued on page 23 Interior of the new ambulance for Golisano Childrens Hospital


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 12, 201414 Plant SmartLargeflower Mexican Clover Creeps Onto Invasive Listby Gerri ReavesLargeflower Mexican clover (Richardia grandiflora) is a common sight along roadsides and in medians and lawns. The name is a misnomer, since it does not hail from Mexico, nor is it related to clover. Also known as largeflower pusley, it is a member of the coffee family. The clumping weed originated in South America and pops up uninvited, but few people complain because the Florida snow flower is so pretty. The six-petaled flower clusters range in color from white or pink to blue or lavender and are more profuse in the cooler months. The narrow leaves are pointed at both ends. The Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council has been concerned about the wildflower since 1999. This sprawling herb with a deep taproot has invaded many of the states natural areas, from scrub and pine rocklands, to prairies, coastal strands and beach dunes. So much has it increased in abundance and frequency that that it was listed as a category-II invasive plant last year. It creeps along the ground, roots at the nodes, and crowds-out native species or even turf grass. It is low enough to escape mowers and, in fact, mowing helps disperse it. Mats several feet wide can dig in and persist. The seeds are extremely small, so even pulling the weed by hand is a nearly useless enterprise, for seeds inevitably escape. Even most herbicides are reportedly ineffective. Besides, one could argue that tolerating and controlling the invader poses less of a health and environmental risk than certain herbicides do. On the positive side, bees and butterflies like the flowers. Minimizing and containing the species is perhaps the best strategy for gardeners. Sources: fleppc.org and ifas.ufl.edu. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Largeflower Mexican clover neither Mexican nor a clover has been listed as a category-II invasive species in Florida Pretty flowers of pale lavenders and pinks earn this matting weed the name snow flower or Florida snow photos by Gerri Reaves SCCF Annual International Coastal Cleanup On Saturday, September 20, SCCF invites you to participate in an international volunteer effort to rid our coastlines and waterways of marine litter, pollution and debri. 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 Participation is easy, so bring your friends and family to the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday, September 20 to check in and pick up your Coastal Cleanup data cards and trash bags. Please bring your own water to reduce the use of plastic water bottles. Also, please bring your own work gloves to reduce the use of the plastic gloves that will be available. Lunch and snacks on the SCCF Nature Center porch will be available from 10 a.m. until noon as well as 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 the most widespread problems threatening our waterways and wildlife and it is all preventable. If you have questions, want to reserve your favorite clean up spot, or get your data cards ahead of time, call SCCF between September 15 and 19 at 4722329 and ask for Dee. From page 12National Life Jacket Design Contestand non-traditional thinking are being encouraged from individuals or groups, such as high school science clubs, collegiate design programs or even boat and fishing clubs. There are no rules regarding types of materials to be used or whether the design meets any current U.S. standards. Entries can be as simple as handdrawn theoretical designs to working prototypes. The entries will be judged based on four criteria: wearability, reliability, cost and innovation. Wearability relates to the level of comfort. Reliability will take into account the chances for potential failure, while cost will look at the affordability of the design. Innovation will take into account originality or the utilization of new technologies. Additionally, the BoatUS Foundation will post entries on their website and Facebook page for public voting. The winner will be announced at the September 2015 International Boat Builders Exhibition and Conference in Louisville, Kentucky and additional cash prizes are offered for second and third place. For more information or to enter, visit www.BoatUS.org/design. SCCF volunteers at last years Coastal Cleanup Coastal Cleanup debris Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


15 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 Philanthropists Honored At FGCU DedicationEven as he was being honored for his own giving Tuesday, philanthropist David Lucas was urging others to do the same. The donor gets more out of the gift than the recipient, he said. The recipient just gets the money. You get the privilege of participating in an important project in a meaningful way. This is what gives life its meaning, participating in something bigger than yourself and helping others. Lucas was honored last Tuesday for the $2 million gift he and his wife, Linda, gave to FGCU to establish The Lucas Center for Faculty Development, a facility designed to expand training and mentoring opportunities for faculty throughout their teaching careers. Education is deeply important to Lucas, chairman of Bonita Bay Group. He serves on the boards of four educational institutions and was an inaugural member of the FGCU Board of Trustees. I am supporting this program because I think it can develop great teachers, and I dont think anything is more important than that, he said. My definition of a great teacher is a person who is capable of changing the lives of his or her students. I think it is the ability to influence students to exceed their own expectations that defines greatness. The center is designed to hone those skills, offering training in a range of areas: instructional design, classroom management, learning theory, assessment and teaching techniques. All classroom teachers with less than two years of experience will take a class designed to help them enhance their instructional skills, which are not always as well developed as their knowledge about the subject matter they teach. This is the latest in a long line of gifts the Lucas family has bestowed upon the university since its early days. We are grateful for their most recent gift, which establishes The Lucas Center for Faculty Development at Florida Gulf Coast University, which will benefit our professors, our students and, ultimately, the community as a whole, said FGCU President Wilson G. Bradshaw. The university is fortunate to have friends such as the Lucases. The occasion was marked by the unveiling of a commemorative etched glass wall panel created by Sanibel artist Lucas Century, which hangs just outside the entrance to the center on the second floor of the FGCU Library. 9.12 Luc Century David Lucas p19.12 Luc Century David Lucas p19.12 Luc Century David Lucas p19.12 Luc Century David Lucas p1 David Lucas, FGCU President Wilson G. Bradshaw, Board of Trustees Chair and President of Bank of the Islands/Edison National Bank Robbie Roepstorff, Provost and Vice President Ron Toll, Joann Catti, Trustee Joe Catti and artist Lucas Century with the etched wall panel Century created for the occasion From page 4Call For Artistsreceived an award higher than honorable mention in any AOI or ACSWF shows are not eligible. All work must be original. Applications, fees and a digital image or photo must be received by November 4. Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded. Entry fees for Arts of the Inland and Art Council of Southwest Florida members is $10 per artwork. Non-members fee is $20 per entry. For the complete prospectus and an application, visit www. artsoftheinland.com. The Arts of the Inland is a 501(c)3 nonprofit umbrella arts organization committed to recognizing and promoting artists in the inland area of south Florida. Members include visual, literary and performing artists. For further information, contact LaVon Koenig at 303-5849 or artsinland@gmail.com. Lifelong Learning Presents The ABCs Of BirdsThe Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point welcomes Kristie Anders, education director for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, as she returns to share The ABCs Of Birds. continued on page 18 Kristie Anders From page 1Otter Babies Make Preserve Their New HomeThe three otters came to CROW in early spring individually as babies from various places in the area. All three had been found alone and assumed orphaned by their mothers. CROW has taken care of the otters and watched them grow until they were ready to be on their own. In order to make the otters release successful, we needed to choose somewhere remote, because the otters will gravitate towards homes and people if they are in the area due to their curious natures, said Carie Beeman, marketing director for CROW. Ron Mills, a CROW volunteer and retired naturalist, contacted Jason Thompson in Charlotte County for his help in picking the perfect spot. We chose the Prairie Creek Preserve because it offered a pristine park and river for the otters to make their home, said Thompson. We look forward to doing more of these types of partnerships with CROW in the future. The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife is a 501(c)3 organization established in 1968, whose mission is saving wildlife through, care, education and collaboration. CROWs facilities, located on Sanibel, include a visitor education center and a state-of-the-art hospital where ill, injured and orphaned animals receive care. Otter baby in new home Otter babies


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 12, 201416 Cape Coral Library Art Gallery Exhibition OpensWorks by the following artists will be on display from September 15 to October 31 at the Cape Coral Library, located at 921 SW 39th Terrace. The gallery exhibits are sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Coral Library. Dr. Kyra Beln and Kathy Kuser will again be exhibiting in the gallery (hallway) and introducing new artwork not previously displayed at the library. The small gallery case will be dedicated to Halloween-themed miniatures created by the Mini De-Lights and will feature new pieces not previously shown at the library Art quilts by Carol Holsopple will be on display in the alcove. Holsopple has won numerous awards, and reproductions of her work have appeared in a national quilting publication. Her art is expressed with the use of hand-dyed fabrics in bold colors and the implementation of strong design elements. Her favorite technique is layering and fusing hand-dyed silk organza on hand painted background fabric. The silk is transparent and by layering different colors and textures nuances in the colors are exposed. The final part of the process is stitching and embellishing the quilt. The artist describes each piece as being directed by the fabric itself. It speaks to me, said Holsopple, and tells me what it wants and I am happy to oblige. Fiber art by Cheryl Costley will be displayed on the walls of the alcove. Making art using primarily textiles and fabric is Cheryls passion. She comments on being so focused when working in the studio that she is unaware of the passage of time while in the creative zone. According to Costley, her inspirations come from everywhere: nature, people, places, emotions, graphics and patterns, words, music, poetry, textures, colors, lines and shapes. Jewelry by Valerie Jewell will be on exhibit in the tall display cases. Jewells unique designs employ a variety of materials and techniques such as Lampwork Beads, Raku Beads, PMC (Precious Metal Clay), Dichroic Glass, Bead Weaving, Wire Wrapping and others. Since discovering the art of jewelry making, she has studied the medium extensively and thoroughly enjoys teaching several classes at the Cape Coral Arts Studio and Beaded Envisions. The feeling when the student finishes a quality piece is indescribable, added Jewell. Call the Cape Coral Library at 5334500 for directions and hours. Meltdown, art quilt by Carol Holsopple Coccolabra #2, fiber art by Cheryl Costely Inner Structure, art quilt by Carol Holsopple Slicing The Lime, fiber art by Cheryl Costley Lab Theater Matching DonationsDonations to The Laboratory Theater of Florida given through September 14 will matched by an anonymous donor (up to a maximum of $10,000). So if you can donate $1,000 to the theater today, that will actually be $2,000 for us. If you can donate just $50 today, that will be $100 for us. What a great way to stretch your dollar and make a difference! The Laboratory Theater of Florida is dedicated to the promotion of the performing arts, through live performance, education, community outreach, experimentation and the development of ensemble work. The company features ensemble productions, produces classic works, takes artistic risks and features and challenges local performers of various skill levels. With your donation, we can: Boost performing arts education opportunities Grow our audience Wow audiences with great sets, costumes and makeup designs Send a check to The Laboratory Theater of Florida, P.O. Box 334, Fort Myers, FL 33902. We also accept donations of appreciated stock. For more information on donating stock, contact Artistic Director Annette Trossbach at 218-0481. Also, Lab Theaters Vaudeville Fundraiser on Saturday, September 13 will leave you breathless with laughter. Enjoy song, dance, comedy and improv as well as a silent auction and special raffle as you help support your favorite community theater. Complimentary hors doeuvres and three complimentary drink tickets per couple will be served. Persons under 18 will be admitted with an adult guardian only. Parental discretion is advised. From page 3Portrait Added To Founding Females Exhibitas a writer and artist on the subject of bird life in Florida. She was also instrumental in the passage of many laws for the protection of bird life and the care of the Seminoles. For half a century, she was so influential in community affairs that it is difficult to imagine what Fort Myers would have been without her progressive influence, concludes local historian Gerri Reaves in her tome, Legendary Locals of Fort Myers. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Woolam began drawing at 16 and quickly advanced to oils and watercolors while attending Fleisher Art Memorial School in Philadelphia and Parson School of Art and Design in Greenwich Village, New York City. Mostly self-taught (with the help of some fine accomplished and professional atists along the way), the decade-long art league members favorite subjects are her two children and five grandchildren. Woolam has also rendered a delicate watercolor of Julia Isabel Frierson Hendry for the Fort Myers Founding Females Exhibition. For more information about the exhibit, email tom@artswfl.com or call 6912292. For more information on Joan Woolam or to commission work by the artist, email majowoo@embarqmail.com. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to truetours.net. Library Helps Find Answers To Tough QuestionsAre you looking for answers or help with obscure or even simple topics like: what does Alico stand for, who are my local elected officials, what is the name of the museum on Pine Island, who was Ding Darling, who do I contact about building a boat dock, or removing an abandoned car, what is the Blue Book price for a used car, was Nov. 4, 1965 a Monday? The Lee County Library System has staff to assist the public in person, by phone and online. Reference librarians are available at all locations to answer questions and assist with information needs. Telephone Reference is available every day except Sundays and some evenings at 479-4636. Another great resource is Ask a Librarian, a regional virtual reference service available at leelibrary.net through live chat, text and email. The Lee County Library System Director Sheldon Kaye said, It is our pleasure to help find the answers you need. The library staff is trained in information science. They know how to find the answers to most questions. The Lee County Library System serves Lee County with books, downloadable e-books, digital content, Books-by-Mail, a bookmobile, e-sources, music and films, programs and meeting space. Getting a Lee County Library System library card is free and easy. Visit www.leelibrary.net to apply online or stop by any branch. Information about Lee County Library System is available for your convenience 24/7 at leelibrary.net, where you can find out about library services, programs, locations, view an online events calendar or place a hold on library items. Telephone Reference is 479-info (4636). Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


17 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 Broadway Palm Opens Season With Musical Comedy RevueBroadway Palm opens its 22nd season with Those Were The Days, playing now through October 4. This entertaining musical comedy revue will take you back in time to the s, s, s and s. Those Were The Days is filled with fun, excitement, comedy and some of the best music. A talented cast will take you on a musical journey through the swinging s, the sentimental s, the rockin s and the disco-powered 70s. Hit songs include The Twist, Its My Party, Only You, The Hustle, At The Hop, In The Mood and so many more. The show also features a rocking tribute to Elvis and a silly homage to The Ed Sullivan Show. Southwest Florida favorite Victor Legarreta directed and choreographed Those Were The Days. Legarreta has starred in and directed numerous productions at The Off Broadway Palm and on Broadway Palms main stage. When asked about the production, he said, The music is timeless, the show is not pretentious but goofy and fun. If you want to forget about your daily stress, reminisce a little, laugh a little and just feel good, this is the show for you. Join Broadway Palm as they begin their 22nd season with Those Were The Days, playing now through October 4. Performances are Wednesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinees. Broadway Palm is offering a Season Opener Special, and all tickets are just $45 for dinner and the show. Tickets are now on sale and can be reserved by calling 278-4422, by visiting www. BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Broadway Palm cast of Those Were The Days Scene from Those Were The Days Those Were The Days A s-inspired performance in Those Were The DaysShare your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 12, 201418 GCHS Presents Adoption Days Checks To SheltersThe Gulf Coast Humane Society recently presented grant monies to the seven agencies that participated in Maddies Pet Adoption Days, held this past May 30 to June 1. A total of $283,500 was awarded to Lee County shelters after an impressive 384 dogs and cats found homes during the event. This marked the first time Lee County has participated in the nations largest free pet adoption event. The host agency, Gulf Coast Humane Society, and Maddie the Schnauzer, the inspiration for Maddies Fund and Maddies Pet Adoption Days, presented checks to Animal Refuge Center, Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida, Haven On Earth Animal League, Helping Paws Animal Sanctuary, Lee County Domestic Animal Services and PAWS Lee County. Each agency held their own even at various locations around the county. Maddies Fund worked with 14 counties in nine states throughout the country and found homes for over 15,000 shelter animals. While pets were free to qualified homes, Maddies Fund donated funds to participating groups for each pet adopted during the event. Participating shelters or rescue groups received $500 per adoption of healthy cats and dogs, $1,000 per adoption of medically treatable or senior dogs and cats For more information about Lee Countys Maddies Pet Adoption Days events, call 332-0364 or email info@gulfcoasthumanesociety.org. For more information about Maddies Fund, visit http:// adopt.maddiesfund.org. Lee County Domestic Animal Services with Maddie the Schnauzer Gulf Coast Humane Society Golden Retriever Rescue of SWFL Haven On Earth Animal League Helping PAWS Animal Sanctuary PAWS of Lee County HTAP Becomes Partner Of United WayHuman Trafficking Awareness Partnerships (HTAP) has become a United Way Partner and moved into new office space donated by the United Way. The new office space is able to accommodate four employees as well as three interns. When Nola Theiss, HTAPs executive director, learned that the previously donated space was no longer going to be available, she called the United Way and asked for advice on finding new space. The agency offered space in its United Way building off of Gladiolus Drive. Now HTAP has a four-room suite and space for the ArtReach materials and to hold trainings. This is a tremendous opportunity for us. We have doubled the number of kids ArtReach programs annually from five to 10 this year, our staff has grown and the number of volunteers has expanded so we need the space and the support, Theiss said. HTAP is happy to be so close to Sanibel, but also able to serve all of Southwest Florida and other regional partners. The Southwest Florida Regional Human Trafficking Coalition also has an office in the same building as a United Way partner. This will make continued collaboration even easier than before. As a United Way Partner, HTAP will be eligible for the United Way allocations process which begins in January. The United Way Campaign will kick off in October and, as a partner, HTAP hopes the community will support its collaborative efforts. HTAPs new mailing address is: 7275 Concourse Drive, Suite 400, Fort Myers, FL 33908, or PO Box 1113, Sanibel, FL 33957. For more information or to volunteer, call 415-2635 or email info@humantraffickingawareness. org. From page 15ABCs Of BirdsAnders presentation is scheduled on Thursday, September 18 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community. Anders will share a basic introduction to birds, highlighting around 20 of the most common and easily recognizable birds seen throughout Southwest Florida. All are welcome to enjoy Anders lighthearted look at our feathered friends; a birding background is not needed. This course is free, but space is limited and registration is required by calling 4898472. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


19 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 Although Twins And Red Sox Are Headed For Last Place, The Miracle Wins League Title For The First Timeby Ed FrankAlthough it has been a miserable season for followers of the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins, local baseball fans should take heart in the Florida State League Championship won this week by the Fort Myers Miracle the first league title in the franchises 22-year history. The Advanced A Miracle won the league title in a postseason run of 5-1, defeating Bradenton in a 2-0 sweep in the semi-final round and defeating the Daytona Cubs three games to one in the championship series. It was a sweet title run for the Miracle as the Cubs had never lost a Florida State League playoff series winning six championships and 12 playoff series. The title clincher came Monday night in Daytona in an exciting 11th-inning 4-2 victory when outfielder Jason Kanzler belted a two-run homer with Adam Brett Walker aboard. Closer Zack Jones, firing pitches in the high 90s, shut down the Cubs in order in the bottom of the 11th. And the celebration began. Miracle Manager Doug Mientkiewicz guided his team to the league championship in just his second year of managing. In those two years, he has won two division titles and now the coveted league title with an 87-win season. Amazingly, he came to the Miracle without any previous managing experience. Obviously, however, Twins General Manager Terry Ryan recognized his leadership and baseball savvy when he plucked Mientkiewicz from a low level job in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. Dont be surprised if Mientkiewicz moves up to a higher level managing job next season with the Twins or another baseball club. 2014 Shark Shootout First Golf Event on Fox Sports The 2014 Franklin Templeton Shark Shootout December 11 to 13 at Naples Tiburon Golf Club will be the first professional golf event broadcast on Fox Television, and will mark the debut of Joe Buck and Greg Norman in the 18th tower. Fox and Franklin Templeton recently signed a multi-year contract to televise the popular event on Fox and Fox Sports 1 beginning this year. Golf Hall of Famer Norman has hosted the Shootout for the last 25 years bringing together many of professional golfs top stars for the post-season PGA competition. The event has raised millions of dollars for a variety of charities including CureSearch for Childrens Cancer. The opening round of the 54-hole tournament will be Thursday, December 11 with the final round on Saturday, December 13. Fox Sports 1 will televise the first two days with Fox carrying Saturdays final round. The tournament was shifted from a Friday to Sunday format to a Thursday to Saturday schedule to accommodate Foxs professional football commitments on Sunday. Worlds Top Women Golfers to Compete Here in CME Group Tour Championship A $1 million bonus has been added to the LPGA season-ending CME Group Tour Championship to be held November 20 to 23 at the Tiburon Golf Club in Naples. Changes have been made for qualifications to the premier womens event. Previously, the top three finishers in each tournament on the LPGA tour qualified for the event. The field now is determined by a season-long points race with 500 points going to the winner of each tournament. As of this week, the top five golfers in the Race to the CME Globe are: Stacy Lewis 3,904 points Inbee Park 2,993 points Lydia Ko 2,800 points Michelle Wie 2,588 points Anna Nordquist 2,231 points Swings For The Sox Golf TournamentMore local and national companies have signed on as sponsors for the Red Sox Foundations 3rd annual Swings For The Sox golf tournament to be held on Friday, October 17. The tournament will take place at Tiburon Golf Club, located at the RitzCarlton Golf Resort at 2620 Tiburon Drive in Naples. A scramble format with prizes for the longest drive, putting, closest to the pin and more will begin at 9 a.m. The Boston Globe has joined The Hertz Corporation as presenting sponsors along with additional sponsors including Lee Memorial Health Systems Foundation, Marco Island Marriott, CVS Caremark, FAS Global International LLC, Westin Resort Cape Coral, DLD Builders, Aramark, Jerseys Sports Caf, Service Painting of SW Florida, Gerber Collision, Marquis Wealth Management, First Watch Restaurants and Rib City. Tournament sponsorships range from $150 to $10,000. Player foursomes packages, which begin at $800, are still available but filling up fast according to tournament officials. Non-player Party In The Park passes, which include entry into the park, dinner and batting practice swings, are $50 per person and $25 for children younger than 12. Individual playing positions are $250 per person. Proceeds from this years tournament will support the Childrens Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida and The Immokalee Foundation. Prior to the tournament, JetBlue Park at Fenway South, the Red Soxs 106-acre spring training and player development complex located at 11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers, will host a Party In The Park Tee Off party from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 16. The event will include dinner courtesy of Rib City on the Green Monster, self-guided tours, a one-of-a-kind silent auction and raffle prizes. The night will also include opportunities for participants to take batting practice swings from home plate for the chance to win spring training season tickets for 2015. Last years event raised more than $40,000 to support the Foundation For Lee County Public Schools, Inc. We were very excited that the first two years of this local Red Sox Foundation golf tournament not only sold out but raised $60,000 for local nonprofits, said Katie Haas, senior director of Florida business operations. All golfers will receive a gift bag, lunch at Tiburon following golf on Friday, entry into the Party In The Park with dinner provided by Rib City on Thursday and the opportunity to take batting practice on the playing field at JetBlue Park. Golf participants will also have the opportunity to bid on one-of-akind silent auction items and win unique raffle prizes. Raffle items that can be used to aid in raising more money for the foundation and additional funds for those in need throughout Southwest Florida are also being accepted. For more information, call 226-4783 or e-mail redsoxgolf@redsox.com. From page 2Gwynne InstituteUsually, a class had charge of the program. (One year, Barnards class presented The Wizard of Oz.) However, if no program was scheduled, the Golden Songbook was distributed and the assembly had a songfest. It has been many years since students marched to a songfest at Gwynne, and in fact, the auditorium as pictured no longer exists. The first floor of the 103-year-old school building is occupied by the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. and the former auditorium has been remodeled and subdivided for other uses. Walk to Second and Jackson to see the school that advanced Lee County from pioneer to ultra-modern school system in almost no time. Then, walk a couple of blocks to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street, where you can learn more about the Gwynne familys generosity and the public fund-raising that made the school possible. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Learn more about the history of the public school system at the Southwest Florida Historical Society, located 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: Archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society and The First 100 Years: Lee County Public Schools, 1887-1987 by Donald O. Stone and Beth W. Carter. 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. Send your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 12, 201420 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My 5-year-old started kindergarten this August and had a wonderful first month. Now, he has started to be disruptive towards the end of the day, refusing to participate in afternoon group and not following the teachers directions. He then acts out either by yelling or stomping his feet, although eventually he complies. Then after a while, he will join the group. His teacher has tried talking to him privately and redirecting him, but that hasnt helped. His behavior clip on the class behavior chart gets moved down because of his behaviors and then he seems to give up. I have tried follow up with discipline at home with timeouts and withdrawing privileges. What else can I do to help him? Jessie S., Fort Myers Jessie, Adjusting to a full day of kindergarten is a lot of work for a 5-year-old and takes time to build the stamina to keep going. They are getting used to a daily schedule without naps or significant rest periods. It may be that by the end of the day your son is exhausted and doesnt have the energy to be a part of the group. The fact that your son doesnt have oppositional behavior at other times of the day is a great sign and something to build on. The first thing I would recommend is to leave any punishing of school behavior to your sons teacher. At this young age, reacting to a disruptive behavior several hours after it occurs is unlikely to improve it, but it will probably make your home environment seem more negative. I would recommend a strategy that focuses more on prevention, encouragement, rewards and incentives to help keep him going throughout the school day. Focusing on the end of the day when he seems least able to comply is a place to plan an intervention. I would encourage you to talk with the teacher to brainstorm ways to promote and reward your sons participation and good behavior at this tough time of the day. Sometimes, children feel empowered by having a responsibility or a special job. Maybe his teacher could make him her special helper, during afternoon group time. For example, he could be in charge of bringing all the books to the rug during reading time or maybe he could be the one who puts out the rug squares for the other students to sit upon. The task should be something that he will have success doing and thus can be rewarded with a positive comment. Charting or behavioral systems work best when children understand the specific target behaviors the teacher is looking for. The rules might be too vague for him to understand right now at his young age and he may need a more targeted behavior at this time. If he knows his clip will move up if he comes to the rug quietly, hell have more of an incentive to do that. Right now, seeing his clip going down is very discouraging. It would be better if the teacher focused on promoting specific behaviors at a specific time of day using a reward-based system one where the students would earn privileges rather than losing clip status on the chart. This would most likely increase the motivation of your son and the entire class to comply. Finally, stay calm about what your son is telling you he needs at the end of the day. He is still very young. Once a child is motivated, feels safe and confident in the classroom, positive behaviors emerge and often becomes self-motivating, and then no extra intervention is necessary. 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. FGCU Welcomes International StudentsFlorida Gulf Coast University invites the community to attend a showcase of international initiatives and formal welcoming of international students, scholars and study abroad participants during the 18th annual International Reception at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, September 12 in the Cohen Center ballroom on the FGCU campus. To date, we have had over 80 countries represented by our international students, International Services Director Elaine Hozdik said. Additionally, a number of our students have studied abroad as part of their educational experience to places such as Australia, Argentina, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Guyana and Spain. Our faculty host several colleagues from abroad each year and engage them in teaching and collaborative research. Through our international and study abroad programs, we continue to add to our understanding of world cultures and perspectives through the diversity of our university community. We encourage members of our community who have an interest in international experiences to join us. Co-sponsored by FGCU International Services and the Student Government, the event is an opportunity to become acquainted with FGCU students and scholars from other countries or students who have studied abroad. FGCU will highlight its international education initiatives and its commitment to offering an educational experience with global perspectives. Remarks by university officials and student leaders will be followed by a reception. This is a great opportunity for international and domestic students, staff and faculty to fellowship together with community members to develop a deeper interest and understanding of various international education opportunities at FGCU, said Timothy W. Gini, International Services associate director. A sampling of foods and flags from the students homelands will be part of the reception. Several local cultural or international community organizations will also participate. For more information, contact Elaine Hozdik at 590-7925 or Ehozdik@fgcu. edu. Calendar Girls Attend Thomas RetirementThe Calendar Girls were the surprise guests in attendance at Fran Thomas (a former Calendar Girl) retirement from Florida Southwestern State College. For more information on how The Calendar Girls can be at your next special event, call Katherine at 850-6010 or visit www.calendargirlsflorida.com. Fran Thomas and The Calendar Girls Furniture/Art Sale At Community Thrift StoreThe Community Thrift Store will offer a 50 percent discount on all furniture and art from Tuesday, September16, through Tuesday, September 30. The Community Thrift Store is located in Miners Plaza, next to Planet Fitness, on the corner or McGregor Boulevard and Gladiolus in the Iona area of South Fort Myers. Seasonal store hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 2256529. The store features home dcor, clothing, artwork, knick knacks and furniture, as well as building supplies, construction materials, appliances and fixtures. Tax deductible receipts are available for individuals or organizations that donate items to the store. Save 50 percent on furniture and art during the sale To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


21 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 Womens Fund Appoints Three Board MembersThe Womens Fund of Southwest Florida has appointed Florida Community Bank vice president Nancy Merolla; Wollman, Gehrke & Solomon attorney Connie Shipley; and BNY Mellon Wealth Management president Lisa Simington to the board of directors. The Womens Fund is the only nonprofit in Southwest Florida focused exclusively on women and girls and was the first to publish academic research assessing the status of women in the area. Signature programs include (1) stopping the sale of our children for sex and (2) economic security for women. The board of directors will build a $5 million endowed organization dedicated to the advancement of women and girls in Southwest Florida by 2020. With this sustained funding source, The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida will make significant and sustainable investments in collaborative partnerships, create and fund innovative solutions to complex problems and deliver measurable impact. For more information visit www. womensfundflorida.org or email contact@ womensfundflorida.org. Follow The Womens Fund online at http://facebook. com/womensfundfl and on http://twitter. com/womensfundfl. Fort Myers Given Certificate Of ExcellenceThe Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Fort Myers by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomploshment by a government and its management. An Award of Financial Reporting Achievement has been awarded to the individual, the department or the agency designated by the government as primarily responsible for preparing the awardwinning CAFR. This has been presented to Holly Simone, Controller. The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive spirit of full disclosure to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR. The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximatley 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Washington, DC. Connie Shipley Lisa Simington Nancy Merolla Shell Point Offers Assisted Living SeminarMany people wait until a medical crisis before considering or making the move to assisted living, but the most difficult time to make decisions is when your health is in question and you are feeling weak. Senior adults and their family members can learn the facts and weigh the benefits of assisted living for themselves or a loved one by attending an Assisted Living Seminar at The Springs at Shell Point. Shell Points team of experienced assisted living specialists, McKenzie Millis and Vivian Ciulla, are hosting a seminar to help attendees determine if it is the right time to consider assisted living. During the seminar, they will provide a better understanding of the differences between independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care. They also provide a checklist of questions to use when visiting and evaluating a potential new home for a loved one. The next seminar will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 25 at The Springs. To learn more about assisted living and to register for the seminar, call 454-2077. Assisted living provides support for shopping, meal preparation, activities of daily living and housekeeping, along with the benefits of having a physician, pharmacy, and lifestyle amenities in close proximity. Making the decision to relocate early can allow you to stay independent and make the choices that are best for you or your parent. The Springs, located at the entrance to Shell Point, is less than two miles from the Sanibel Causeway. This location, in addition to Shell Points comprehensive resident activities and healthcare services, are just some of the many benefits that residents of the facility enjoy. The Springs comprehensive monthly rate, excluding personal laundry, helps residents and their families plan for the most effective use of their resources. Shell Points assisted living services provide the added security of access to the network of quality health care services provided by the Shell Point health care team, when and if those services are needed. The facilitys amenities and services include a heated swimming pool, exercise facilities, transportation, dining, 24-hour healthcare staffing, and a professional activities leader who coordinates high-quality events and activities, educational and entertainment programs, and opportunities for socialization and personal growth. For information about The Springs at Shell Point or to request a brochure, call 454-2077, email thesprings@shellpoint. org or visit www.shellpoint.org/assistedliving. The Springs at Shell PointNervous Nellies is a casual, family-fun restaurant that boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, over-stuffed sandwiches and entres. Dine in airconditioned comfort or outside on Nellies expansive waterfront patio. Happy hour is all day. Grab a bite to eat or drink and swing to the beats of live reggae, rock and island music from the areas premier musical talent. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier, and happy hour is all day, every day. Parking for your car or boat for free for patrons. The GPS coordinates are 26.41 N 81.18 W. 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach at the Fort Myers Historic Seaport at Nervous Nellies Marina. Call 463-8077. Formerly known as the Sunshine Seafood Cafe and Lounge, Sunshine Grille serves all of your favorite dishes for lunch and dinner. In addition to its previous menu, the restaurant is also serving gourmet flatbreads prepared in a wood fired stove with fresh oak. Wood fired steaks fill out the menu, including a ribeye and a porterhouse, to go along with the famous wood fired filet mignon. Happy hour and live music are featured daily. 8700 Gladiolous Drive, Fort Myers. Call 489-2233. SUNSHINE GRILLEFrom page 9Fort Myers Fare Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com NERVOUS NELLIES CRAZY WATERFRONT EATERY


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 12, 201422 Financial FocusPrepare Yourself For The Unexpectedby Jennifer BaseyAre you ready for this? September is National Preparedness Month. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Preparedness Month seeks to educate Americans on preparing for natural disasters and other types of emergencies. But youll also need to prepare for unexpected events in many other areas of your life particularly those events related to the financial security of you and your family. Here are some of the most important of these events, along with possible preparations for them: Unanticipated early retirement If you encounter a downsizing or other occurrence that results in the loss of a job, or even the end of a career, before you expected it, would you be able to avoid major disruptions to your lifestyle? To help prepare for such a loss of income, make sure to fully fund your IRA each year. The maximum contribution is $5,500 per year plus an additional $1,000 for those age 50 and older. Disability Even a short-term disability can seriously harm your finances and a long-term disability could prove devastating. Your employer might offer some form of disability insurance, but it may not be sufficient. So you may need to explore private coverage. Personal liability If someone were ever injured on your property or due to some action of yours, you could face legal actions demanding hundreds of thousands of dollars. To help protect yourself, consider adding umbrella liability insurance. Changing family situation Changes in your life marriage, divorce, remarriage, children, stepchildren can drastically affect your estate plans and the type of legacy you want to leave. To prevent unpleasant surprises for your family, make sure you periodically review beneficiary designations on your investment accounts, such as your IRA and 401(k), and work with your tax and legal advisors to update your estate-planning documents will, living trust and so on as needed. Outliving your money Once you reach retirement, your greatest concern may be that youll outlive your money. To help prevent this from happening, create a sustainable withdrawal strategy that is, determine how much you can take out each year from your investment and retirement accounts, and stick to this amount. Need for long-term care You cant predict whether you will ever need to enter a nursing home or require the assistance of a home health care worker, but one thing is for sure these services are extremely expensive. Consider this: The national average for a private room in a nursing home is nearly $84,000 per year, according to a recent survey by Genworth, a financial security company. To help prepare for these costs, you may want to consult with a professional financial advisor, who can suggest appropriate solutions. Untimely death Your absence could jeopardize your familys financial security, particularly if you passed away while your children were still at home. To help ensure that your family could remain in the home and that your children could go to college, if they choose, make sure you have adequate life insurance. Your passage through life will be filled with twists and turns, and you cant always see what lies ahead. But you can ease your journey by preparing yourself for the unexpected. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. AppleJuiceNew Apple Mac, iPad And/Or iPad Usersby Carol Rooksby Weidlich, President, SWACKSThe world of technology changes minute-by-minute and sometimes its hard to keep up with these changes. If you are new to all things Apple and could use some assistance, or are interested in joining other Apple device users, check us out. The South West Florida Apple Computer Knowledge Society (SWACKS) provides two monthly opportunities for help to Apple device users here in Lee County. We meet twice a month. On the second Tuesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m., we hold a workshop for our members with a demonstration of an Apple device or App, followed by small group or one-on-one help. Monthly meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. Our meetings have announcements on current activities and Apple news as well as a program of interest for Apple device users. We meet throughout the year each month with the exception of July and August. Workshops and meetings are held at Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Road in Fort Myers. For those of you who cant attend our gatherings, we suggest the following online venues for further information: Apple Support Communities Here you can ask questions, find tutorials for Apple devices and Apps. MacMost Find video tutorials, a blog with the latest on Apple related news and rumors, along with special downloadable guides. YouTube search their vast library of videos for all things Apple. Dont be afraid to let our younger generation help us learn more about our device. MacBasics Basic lessons from Apple. Mac for Beginners: Tutorials for Macs and iWorks. If you have a question and cant find an answer, dont forget to Google your question for other blogs, magazine articles and tutorials. If you have AppleCare for your device, call and talk to Apples knowledgeable and helpful staff. Workshops start in September on the 9th and our meetings start on the 23rd. Come and join us. South West Florida Apple Computer Knowledge Society or SWACKS. For more information visit http://www.swacks.org/. LMHS Receives Grant FundingThe Cardinal Health Foundation announced it has awarded Lee Memorial Health System grant funding from the E3 Grant Program to implement best practices and help improve the effectiveness, efficiency and excellence of patient care. The grant of $31,500 is for the Lee Memorial Health System Care Transitions Program Medication Self-Management Project, an evidence-based model that utilizes nurses as coaches to teach and encourage patients to develop skills to self-manage chronic medical conditions. The pilot project will focus on medication management and identify patients with cognitive issues that may affect their ability to self-manage medication and provide appropriate patient medication management tools. The Cardinal Health E3 Grant Program awarded funding to health care providers in 22 states. Since the inception of the E3 Grant Program, the Cardinal Health Foundation has awarded more than $7 million in funding to 249 hospitals, health systems or other healthrelated organizations across the country. This years E3 Grant Program called for proposals that addressed one of three areas: projects that will improve medication safety, particularly as patients move from hospital environments to the home and other health care settings; projects that, in partnership with the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), improve operating room safety and test a protocol for assessing risk and implementing changes in the operating room to reduce pressure ulcers during surgery; or projects that result in the implementation of best practices in the care of babies born addicted to opiates. After six years of providing support to health care providers, we are so pleased to continue offering these grants to organizations that are working to implement best practices and improve the effectiveness, excellence and efficiency of patient care, said Dianne Radigan, vice president of community relations. Cardinal Health has a vested interest in helping health care providers save days, dollars and lives by working collaboratively to improve the quality of care nationwide. We congratulate Lee Memorial Health System for their work to achieve meaningful, long-term improvements. LMHS Hosts Lecture SeriesLee Memorial Health System will present a new series of lectures about illnesses and conditions that affect your brain. The final topic in this series is The Fantastic Voyage, to be held on Saturday, September 13 at 11 a.m. in the Community Room at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers. Medicine is moving at the speed of light and Lee Memorial Health System is on the cutting edge of medical technology, offering advanced care and techniques that are not readily available in other hospital systems. Do you understand the newest technologies for the repair of aneurysm and stroke? This lecture describes the evolution of current treatments for brain disorders in an easy-to-understand format. Nasser Razack, MD, is a neurointerventional radiologist specializing in advanced minimally-invasive brain procedures to treat aneurysms, strokes, tumors, vascular abnormalities and malformations. Seating is limited and reservations are requested. Call 454-8725 to RSVP or for more information. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


23 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 deaRPharmacist8 Facts You Should Know About Copperby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Reader: The other day, I was eating lunch with a friend and colleague and he mentioned that copper can increase the risk of cancer. This was not the first time I had heard something scary about copper. Last year, another friend (a medical doctor) also mentioned coppers association with cancer, especially hormonal types. How could something so integral to our body be so bad I wondered? I researched it. Just like I suspected, copper is essential to good health. We dont need a lot of copper, but certain healthy amounts are vital and essential to our health and well-being. Its all about balance! Copper is required for the formation of about 50 enzymes and its needed for our transporters, which shuttle hormones and neurotransmitters all over your body. Copper protects the lining of blood vessels and myelin. It supports energy production. Did you hear that? Energy! How many of you suffer with chronic fatigue? If you have iron deficiency anemia that doesnt respond to iron supplementation, and youre ferritin remains suppressed, you might be copper deficient. You need iron to make hemoglobin, the main component of red blood cells and you cannot absorb iron without copper. Long story short, copper deficiency is sometimes at the heart of resistant iron deficiency anemia. An RBC copper blood test can reveal this. Symptoms of copper deficiency include pale skin, grey hair, skin lesions or dryness, dizziness, weakness, poor immunity, shortness of breath and malabsorption issues. Low copper is associated with low white blood cells, leukemia and other blood irregularities. Heres what else you should know: #1 Zinc supplements lower copper levels. If youve been consuming zinc supplements for a long time, then you might be copper deficient, and vice versa. Ask your doctor about the zinc to copper ratio, but its about 10 to 1. #2 Elevated copper can cause neurological problems, possibly schizophrenia, phobias and panic attacks however the research isnt clear. This is a good time to teach you that some of you make large amounts of pyrroles. In excess, pyrroles irreversibly latch onto zinc and vitamin B6 and take it out of the body via urine. Once zinc is depleted, copper levels rise. So is it the copper that causes the problem, or the high pyrroles? If you love someone with a mental illness, you can have their pyrroles measured with a simple urine test. #3 Copper is part of a transport system in your body that protects the inner lining of your blood vessels. Deficiencies will make your vessels lose elasticity and rupture easily. #4 Copper is needed to make melanin, so deficiencies are often seen in people with premature grey hair. #5 Cardiac arrhythmias can result from low copper status. #6 Copper helps you make elastin and collagen, and these are components of bone and connective tissues. Copper may be useful for osteoporosis. #7 Resveratrol supplements are drug muggers of copper. #8 Copper can help you manage cholesterol. 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. IN THE FALL OF 2014 Look for us at our new larger location conveniently located near Publix in South Pointe Commons at College Pkwy.DOCTORS EYECARE CENTERS New Address 5995 South Pointe Blvd, #111 Fort Myers, FL 33919 239-482-0355 239-332-1555A member of Robert G. LeSage, OD Timothy E. Underhill, OD WE ARE MOVING SOONFrom page 23Kiwanisbabies and a significant number of women each year. The effects of the disease are excruciating tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch. The disease is typically contracted through unhygienic childbirth practices. The goal of the project is to eliminate this swift, painful and highly preventable disease by immunizing women of childbearing age, which will not only protect them, but also their future babies. Since 1999, UNICEF and partners have eliminated MNT in 35 countries. As of June 2014, MNT remains a public health threat in 24 countries. For more information about The Eliminate Project, visit www.TheEliminateProject.org. The Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club is looking for more service-minded individuals and business professionals who would like to make an impact on the community through volunteering. Meetings are held every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in Fort Myers. For details on joining the club, call club president Harris Segel at 939-4027 or email harris@pampered-pooch.com. The Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club can be found on Facebook or online at www.metro-mcgregor.com. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, I am fed up being treated as if I am an inconvenience at my medical center. I would leave in a flash but no one else around here takes Medicare. I am not a nuisance having been there only once in a year. I called and, after going through all of their hoops on their telephone system, I finally reached a live one. She asked my name and birth date and then asked, Why do you want to see the doctor, whats wrong with you? The earliest appointment was in six weeks, and then she said, If youre not satisfied call 911 or go to the hospital emergency. It is bad enough being old, but being abused along with it is getting hard to take. Is it like this where you live? Doris Dear Doris, Medical care is an industry, a very complex industry. To stay in business, medical practices need more revenue coming in than expenses going out. Unfortunately, the strategies for reducing expenses include reducing the number of support staff; using technology, i.e. phone routing systems to increase productivity, minimum education requirements for staff and increasing the number of patients seen per day. What all of this seems to mean to patients is that we have become work units, tasks and to some office staff, interruptions in their productivity. To the credit of some offices I have found, the physicians and support staff have found a way to practice medicine and run a business in a way that does not forget the patient. I hope you can find a similar office. Pryce Dear Doris, Exactly the same this seems to be the way modern medical offices are going. No longer will physicians know our name or even care because it is only a business. However, some people do have physicians who care, will call on the phone and run their offices the old fashioned way. My husband goes out of state and has a team of physicians who are wonderful and it is no wonder Johns Hopkins has been rated number one for patient care for about the last 20 years. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com.


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PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. COMICS: What was the name of Calvins neighborhood friend and classmate in Calvin & Hobbes? 2. LANGUAGE: What does draconian mean? 3. GEOGRAPHY: On what continent does the Atacama desert lie? 4. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What famous 19th-century author and humorist had only an elementary-school education? 5. ADVERTISING SLOGANS: What product is the snack that smiles back? 6. LITERATURE: What Southern author often wrote novels set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County? 7. MUSIC: What was the name of Buddy Hollys band? 8. FOOD & DRINK: What vegetable is used in making sauerkraut? 9. TELEVISION: What was Marge Simpsons maiden name on the sitcom The Simpsons? 10. HISTORY: In what U.S. city was the Republican National Convention held in 1968? TRIVIA TEST 1. Susie 2. Extremely harsh or cruel 3. South America 4. Mark Twain 5. Gold sh 6. William Faulkner 7. The Crickets 8. Cabbage 9. Bouvier 10. Miami Beach, Fla. ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 My Stars FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) It might not be wise to pursue goals involving others, unless you can stop impulsively rejecting new ideas. Either open your mind or wait until next week, when this ornery mood passes. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Its a good time for the Bovine to be creative and practical for yourself and your surroundings. Shop wisely, not impulsively, and keep your Bulls eye focused on quality, not quantity. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You should feel more confident about moving ahead with plans that had to be delayed by an unexpected turn of events. Also, family matters might need more time than first anticipated. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Be considerate of others as you move into a new area in your professional life. Take time to meet people and discuss mutual goals. The more you get to know each other, the better. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Creating a fuss could get your ideas noticed quickly. But it would be best to present your case, and then wait for a reaction to follow in due course, rather than try to force it to happen. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Unkept promises might cause plans to go awry this week. You can either grumble about people letting you down or find a way to make the best of it and move on. The choice is yours. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Putting off making a commitment early in the week could be a good move. Best to act when you know youre making an informed decision. Expect more facts to emerge by the weeks end. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A recent act of kindness on your part could take on special meaning this week. Also, look for signs of upcoming changes in both your personal and professional relationships. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Many of the tougher communication barriers between you and others in the workplace or at home could begin breaking down this week. Expect some surprises to emerge. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your tough love attitude toward someone you care for could be misunderstood. Try to be less judgmental and show more consideration in the way you relate to that person. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) An unexpected workplace challenge could be daunting. But take what you know (and you know more than you realize) and apply it to the problem, and you should see positive results. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Recent relationship changes for both single and paired Pisces continue to influence much of your week. Keep your focus on developing the positive aspects as you move along. BORN THIS WEEK: You set your goals with assurance and influence others to follow suit. You would be an excellent philosopher and teacher. On Sept. 17, 1884, Judge Allen disposes of 13 criminal cases on his docket in only six minutes. A defendant in Oakland, Californias criminal court did not stand much of a chance of gaining an acquittal. In a 40-year period, only 1 defendant in 100 was acquitted. On Sept. 16, 1932, in his cell near Bombay, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi begins a hunger strike in protest of the British governments decision to separate Indias electoral system by caste. Gandhi worked all his life to spread his own brand of passive resistance. On Sept. 15, 1954, the famous picture of Marilyn Monroe, laughing as her skirt is blown up by the blast from a subway vent, is shot. The scene infuriated her husband, Joe DiMaggio, and the couple divorced shortly afterward. On Sept. 21, 1968, Jeannie C. Riley is the first woman to top the Country and Pop charts simultaneously. Harper Valley P.T.A. was her first professional demo, which was released as a single. Eventually Riley became a born-again Christian and refused to perform her biggest career hit. On Sept. 20, 1975, the Bay City Rollers make their U.S. debut on Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell. The Rollers already were an enormous phenomenon in the U.K., where their every move was greeted by the kind of hysteria not seen since the height of Beatlemania. On Sept. 18, 1981, the 20,000-car parking lot at Canadas West Edmonton Mall makes the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest parking lot in the world. The West Edmonton Malls parking-lot record will soon be broken. In Dubai, a 40,000space parking lot is under construction at a shopping center. On Sept. 19, 1995, a manifesto by the Unabomber is published by The New York Times and Washington Post in the hope that someone will recognize the person who, for 17 years, killed and maimed innocent people by sending homemade bombs through the mail. David Kaczynski linked the writing style to that of his older brother Ted, who was later convicted of the attacks and sentenced to life in prison without parole. It was notorious Irish writer (and noted wit) Oscar Wilde who made the following sage observation: Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go. Something to think about before you make your next call: Those who study such things say that cellphones harbor more bacteria than the toilet handles in a public restroom. The first private bathrooms on record date back to 8,000 B.C. Archaeologists on the Scottish island of Orkney have found the remains of stone huts built on a drainage system that emptied into a nearby stream. If youve ever seen bears groggily emerge from hibernation in the springtime, you probably wont be surprised to learn that a group of them is collectively known as a sloth of bears. (Theyre also sometimes called a sleuth of bears, though the reasons for that are not obvious, as bear detectives seem somewhat improbable.) A lightning bolt is five times hotter than the surface of the sun. In the 1950s it was possible to buy a childs atomic laboratory set. The U-238 Atomic Energy Set, marketed by the A.C. Gilbert Company, included low-level radioactive sources, uranium-bearing ore and a radiation gauge. When youre standing outside in a hard rain, the raindrops are hitting you at about 20 mph. Every family has that one member who is hopelessly lazy, finding any excuse to avoid exerting effort. If youd like to expand your vocabulary -and avoid internecine squabbles -you can call him or her a scobberlotcher. Your funny bone isnt actually a bone; its a nerve. I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better. -A.J. Liebling THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY SPORTS QUIZ 1. When was the last time before 2013 that the Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals and Pittsburgh Pirates all had a winning record in the same year? 2. Name the last starting pitcher to win the N.L. Most Valuable Player award. 3. Who holds the NFL record for most career touchdown passes by a non-quarterback? 4. Which two coaches won an NCAA Division I mens basketball national title in their final collegiate game? 5. When was the last time the Carolina Hurricanes won a game in Detroit before 2014? 6. In what year did Greeces mens soccer team make its first World Cup appearance? 7. What was the last filly to win horse racings Preakness Stakes? ANSWERS 1. It was 1979. 2. St. Louis Bob Gibson, in 1968. 3. Frank Gifford, with 14. 4. UCLAs John Wooden (1975) and Marquettes Al McGuire (). 5. It was November of 1989, when the franchise was located in Hartford. 6. It was 1994. 7. Rachel Alexandra, in 2009.


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Pets Of The Week SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 27 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 12, 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 Haylie. Im a 2-and-a-half-year-old spayed female Chinese Sharpei mix. I have a lot of enthusiasm for life and enjoy making people laugh. Going outside to play is my favorite thing in the whole world! Im a gentle, cheerful and good-hearted girl that would make a great addition to your pack. My adoption fee is $15 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Fill Your Empty Nest adoption promotion. Hello, my name is Marty. Im a 5-monthold neutered male black-and-white domestic short hair. I cant figure out why an adorable angel like me is still at the shelter waiting for a home. Come check out my handsome tuxedo markings and see what an entertaining and personable little fellow I am. I get along great with other cats. After all, I have lots of little buddies here to play with and we all need homes. 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. Marty ID# 588296 Haylie ID# 593559


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