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FREETake Me Home VOL. 13, NO. 37 SEPTEMBER 19, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Freedom & Family Weekend Car Show To Benefit American VeteransIf youre a hot rod or classic car or truck enthusiast, JetBlue Park will be the place to be on Saturday and Sunday, September 27 and 28. The Southwest Military Museum & Library of Cape Coral and Roadhouse Promotions are teaming up for a Saturday show as part of Freedom & Family Weekend, a two-day celebration highlighting our United States military history and honoring our veterans. The weekend will feature quality entertainment, military vehicles and reenactments, JROTC competitions and museum displays. Saturdays attractions will include a fine collection of hot rods and classic cars and trucks.continued on page 16 JetBlue Park in Fort Myers will host a classic car community event on September 27 Field Of Screams Coming Soon Southwest Floridians in search of spine-tingling, ghoulish fun will no longer have to travel to Tampa or Orlando in order to celebrate Halloween. The new Field of Screams Village and Haunted Hayride will be held weekends from October 3 to 26 and Wednesday through Friday, October 29 to 31 at JetBlue Park, located at 11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers. The Field of Screams Village opens at sundown each night and hayrides run until 11:30 p.m. We have searched the world to bring the horrifying, the bizarre and the incredible to Fort Myers for Field of Screams Village and Hayride, said organizers. The highlight of the event is a hayride through the haunted reaches of JetBlue Park. In the village itself, there will be several shows and attractions including a live execution, bizarre sideshow entertainment, the Spider Girl from the far reaches of the earth, the mind-blowing Vortex amusement ride and vendors with food and merchandise. Admission to the Village and Hayride is $15 per person if purchased in advance online at www.fearatfenwaysouth.com, and all entertainment is included with admission. Gate admission at the door will be $25 per person.Vendor space and sponsorships are still available. For more information and session times, visit www.fearatfenwaysouth.com. The Haunted Hayride is a highlight of the Field of Screams Village at JetBlue Park Songwriter Fest Next Weekend The first Island Hopper Songwriter Fest announces a strong line-up of talent on Captiva Island and Fort Myers Beach. The festival will take place over two consecutive weekends and offers a range of star-studded performers. The kick-off is on Captiva September 26 to 28 and the festival wraps up October 3 to 5 on Fort Myers Beach. It will feature free performances from such hit-makers as Kristian Bush, who built his reputation as one half of the multi-platinum, Grammy-winning country duo Sugarland, and wrote dozens of hits including Stuck Like Glue. Scotty Emerick has had more than 50 songs recorded by Toby Keith, including six No. 1s and four top 5s. Three songs, I Love This Bar, Beer For My Horses and As Good As I Once Was, spent six weeks in continued on page 18 Butterfly Conservatory To ReopenOn Saturday, October 4 at 11 a.m., Michael Orchin from the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife will cut the red ribbon and officially open the door of the Butterfly Conservatory at the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium. CNCP board members, staff, volunteers and CCFW members and staff from Rotary Park in Cape Coral plan to attend. This gift to the residents of Southwest Florida was made possible by monetary donations from the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife and Michael Orchin as well as staff experience, knowledge and butterfly caterpillars and chrysalises from Rotary Park in Cape Coral. The renovated butterfly house will house mostly Florida native plants with only a few exceptions and will include nectar producers for adult butterflies, and larval host plants for the caterpillars. The focus will be on conservation of butterflies as important pollinators and conserving butterfly populations in decline. Butterflies you can expect to see (and who are already finding the larval host plants) are monarch, queen, zebra longwing (Floridas state butterfly), sulphurs (cloudless, orange barred), polydamus or gold rimmed swallowtails, eastern black swallowtails, cassius and ceraunus blues. This collaboration shows how committed Southwest Florida residents are to wildlife and wild spaces. Three different groups on two sides of the pond workfor a common cause creating a special place for everyone. To celebrate, the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium will offer buy one admission at the regular price, get one of equal or lesser value free, all day on October 4. Also, it is giving away three one-year family memberships. Donations are welcome as are volunteers for maintenance and tours. Memorial bricks to be part of the pathway through the aviary are available for a donation of $100 or more. For more information, contact CCFW member Michael Orchin at morchin@ comcast.net or at 574-6318 or CNCP Director Mary Rawl at mrawl@calusanature.org or at 275-3435. The Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium is at 3450 Ortiz Avenue in Fort Myers. Monarch butterfly


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 19, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Capt. WF And Katie Gwynne House by Gerri Reaves, PhDShown in this circa 1915 postcard image is the First Street home of Capt. William F. and Katie Lloyd Gwynne. It was located next door to the historic Murphy-Burroughs home, which still stands on the northeast corner at Fowler Street. The Gwynne house was completed in December 1899 by Daniel A.G. Floweree. He and John T. Murphy, both wealthy Montanan cattlemen, came to Fort Myers in winter of 1898 to 1899 to check out the cattle industry and became enamored with the budding town. They stayed the season, bought lots and simultaneously built luxurious homes. Flowerees cost $20,000, $5,000 more than Murphys. Named Hunters Rest, the Floweree house had a widows walk, two second-floor porches and a wrap-around veranda. Locals recall it as not only larger, but grander, than its neighbor, which is today on the National Register of Historic Places. Fort Myers native Charlie Powell remembers the house well because a classmate of his lived there in the 1950s and he attended parties at what he feels was the most outstanding home of its day. The second-floor corner bedrooms with rounded corners made it stand above all other First Street structures, he says. It should still be standing. The Capt. Gwynnes, who had married in 1910 in Fort Myers, apparently moved into the house not long after Floweree died in 1912. Capt. Gwynne was the son of Col. Andrew D. Gwynne, one of Fort Myerss most important benefactors. While visiting the town in 1909, the wealthy Memphis cotton broker and wholesale grocer observed severe over-crowding in the public schools and pledged to financially help solve the problem if the town ever resolved to tackle it. Although he died the following summer, his widow, Eliza, and his son honored the colonels promise, and their funds, along with the towns fundraising, made possible the modern Gwynne Institute, opened in 1911. Katie Gwynne was very active in the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC). Several postcards in the archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society document tidbits of her business correspondence regarding state and national conventions in various U.S. cities. Her interest in that organization is not surprising, since she was related to John C. Calhoun, a prominent South Carolina legislator and 7th Vice President of the U.S. under both John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson. She and Capt. Gwynne (and later, her second husband) were involved in many organizations related to the Confederacy and the Spanish-American War. The Capt. Gwynnes lived in the former Floweree house for only a few years. Around 1919, after Capt. Gwynnes mother died, the couple moved to her house just across First Street between Fowler and Hough the house in which they had been married. (That house was moved decades ago.) The Gwynne house was subsequently owned by Edwin A. Richard and others over the years, and in the 1950s it became a tourist home. In the 1960s, it was demolished and apartments were built on the riverfront property. Take a stroll down First Street to the former site of one of the most notable homes that ever existed in downtown Fort Myers. Then, walk the short distance to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street, where you can learn more about the Gwynne house, one of many that earned East First Street the nickname Millionaires Row. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. See more photos of downtowns lost elegant homes 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 Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer. The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2014 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi George Beleslin Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Kristy See Rachel Atkins Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Justen Dobbs Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Tom Hall Dr. Dave Hepburn Audrey Krienen Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Di Saggau In the early 1960s, the house was demolished and apartments were built on the site photo by Gerri Reaves Circa 1915, Capt. William F. and Katie L. Gwynne lived in the house built by Daniel A.G. Floweree in 1899 courtesy Southwest Florida Historical Society (Sara Nell Hendry Gran Postcard Collection)


3 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 19, 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: New Exhibit At Downtowns Newest Galleryby Tom HallAn exhibit featuring artwork by Jeffrey Scott Lewis and Dan Cronin opened earlier this month at the River Districts Ren Miville Gallery. The gallery, which opened on July 2, is located on the south mezzanine of The Franklin Shops on First. Titled Empty Nest Syndrome, Lewis work comes from his on-going Womens Work series, which questions gender-based assumptions as it reveals new ways of looking at fabric, color and texture. For Lewis, fabric functions as a metaphor for the structure of society, community and family. Cronin is exhibiting work from his Freedom Series, which is meant to convey liberation from the shackles of abuse. The series is inspired by Cronins acquaintance with Arts for ACT, which is owned, operated and benefits Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. Cronin has always felt the need for greater empowerment for women. Occupying the 2,200-square-foot south mezzanine of The Franklin Shops on First Street, the gallery offers artists, audience and art professionals a classy, upscale venue where compelling new work can be debuted and acquired. According to owner Ren Miville, the gallery seeks to feature emerging artists whose work is likely to one day be included in the permanent collections of museums and private collectors. The Ren Miville Gallery at The Franklin Shops on First is located at 2200 First Street in the downtown Fort Myers River District. For more information, call 333-3130 or go to www.thefranklinshops.com. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to www.truetours.net. Arts Of The Inland MeetingThe public is invited to attend the next Arts of the Inland meeting, being held on Tuesday, September 30 at 6 p.m. at the Firehouse Community Theatre, 241 North Bridge Street in LaBelle. After a short meeting, the Firehouse Theatre will provide entertainment. 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, go to www.artsoftheinland.com or contact LaVon Koenig at 303-5849 or artsinland@gmail.com. An exhibit featuring Jeffrey Scott Lewis and Dan Cronin is now open at the Ren Miville Gallery in the River District. Pictured is Freedom Bold by Cronin.


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 19, 20144 Alliance To Host Bluegrass BandsThe Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida presents three hours of live bluegrass music in the theatre at the Alliance for the Arts on Sunday, October 19 from 2 to 5 p.m. The concert will feature New Creek, Larry Wilson & Thunder Mountain Railroad, and Swinging Bridge. Tickets are $8 at the door, or $6 for Alliance members. Seating is open and first come, first serve. Children 12 and under are free if accompanied by an adult. Pre-sale tickets are not available. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Visit www. ArtInLee.org or call 939-2787 for more information. The Sunday afternoon concert series continues on November 16 and December 14, and will continue in 2015. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Tickets On Sale For Becoming CosmopolitanTickets are now on sale for the 9th annual Becoming Cosmopolitan event, which benefits women and childrens programming at Community Cooperative. The event will again offer unique auction items including family vacations to Walt Disney World and Sea World, fabulous diamond jewelry, staycation vacations, the ultimate sports lovers trip to watch the Boston Red Sox on Fenways Green Monster, as well as a Key To The Closet raffle, where one lucky lady will win over $5,000 worth of goodies. We are so excited with how this years event is coming together, said Tracey Galloway, CEO of Community Cooperative. Its going to be a wonderful night of fun and friendship in support of those less fortunate in our community. The event will take place on Thursday, October 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center, located at 2301 First Street in downtown Fort Myers. Tickets for the event are $125 each and are available for purchase at www.ccmileecounty.com, including a special Girlfriends Package which includes four general admission tickets for $400. For the third consecutive year, FineMark National Bank & Trust has signed on as the presenting sponsor. Additional sponsors include The Diamond District, AFCO Insurance Premium Finance, All About Closets Inc., BB&TOTC, Caloosa Tent & Rental, Clive Daniel, The Diamond District, Florida Weekly, FPL, Ralph Garramone, MD, FACS, Sam Galloway Lincoln, Grandeur Magazine, Gulfshore Life Magazine, Norman Love Confections, The NewsPress Media Group, Pay It Forward Realty and Physicians Primary Care. Community Cooperative serves Fort Myers and the greater Lee County area, including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres and Fort Myers Beach. Community Cooperative works in partnership with United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades, Harry Chapin Food Bank and various community foundations as well as collaborating with fellow community and service groups including The School District of Lee County and numerous churches, businesses and community support organizations.For more information or to purchase tickets, call 332-7687 or visit www. ccmileecounty.com. Swinging Bridge will perform in Fort Myers on October 19 Collage And Assemblage Juried Exhibit Opens October 3For its October juried exhibit the Alliance for the Arts asked artists to create new works following the theme Layers, Fiber, Collage & Assemblage. Seventy-four artists submitted 140 pieces representing a wide variety of 2D and 3D mediums. On Friday, October 3, the 39 pieces selected by juror Jeffrey Scott Lewis will go on display to the public during a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Participating artists include: Jayne Baker, Katherine Boren, Stacey Brown, KiKi Brewsaugh, Deborah Butler, Donna Chase, Dennis Church, Dan Cronin, Juan Diaz, Sheila Elsea, Patricia Esposito, Ronald Evans, Toni Ferrell, Karen Flanders, Lia Galletti, Katie Gardenia, Gay Germain, Andy Getch, Muffy Clark Gill, Donald Gilmore, Carolyn Gora, Leo Johnson, Mike Kiniry, Kim Goins Kosek, Julie Markytan, Polly Matsumoto, Carolyn McGahey, Kellen Beck Mills, Marilyn Niederman, Jeff & Dale Ocasio, Bea Pappas, James J.R. Roberts, Ava Roeder, Michelle Rothacker, Joel Shapses, Africa Valdez, Dale Weber, Beverly Yankwitt, Barbara Yeomans and Roseline Young. Juror Jeffrey Scott Lewis is a visual artist and former visual display artist for national companies such as Disney, Ace Hardware and Ralph Lauren. He has an MFA in Media Design from Full Sail University and a BA in Liberal Studies from Florida Gulf Coast University. He said the selection process was challenging. While all the entries had merit, I chose works that seemed to achieve an excellence in terms of aesthetics or that interpreted the theme of the show in a new or unique way. It is my hope that inclusion in this show inspires the artists to continue to strive for that level of excellence. In recognition of outstanding works, cash awards will be presented at 6 p.m. during the reception for Best in Show, second and third place. The exhibit remains on display until November 1. The juror will lead a Gallery Walk on Saturday, October 4 from 10 to 11 a.m. Paintings by Andrew Hart will be on display in the Member Gallery during the exhibit. Hart works primarily with acrylic paint on mixed media paper, starting most works in charcoal. He says he enjoys painting portraiture and recently has incorporated different and varying inspirations into his work, including black and white photographs, caricature, bold outlines, collage work, and splashes of vibrant color. Visit ArtInLee.org or call 939-2787 to learn more about the exhibit, or activities at the Alliance during the 2014-15 season. The Alliance for the Arts proudly supports artists and arts organizations as the state designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County. The campus and galleries are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Dan Cronin, String Theory, string on canvas Donald Gilmore, Adams Apple, canvas and plastic


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These programs include the Junior Leagues national program Kids In The Kitchen to help fight childhood obesity, the ongoing work with at-risk girls in the juvenile justice system, as well as work throughout the community in partnership with many organizations through the leagues Helping Hands program, which provides volunteer woman-power to organizations such as Big Brother Big Sisters, the Abuse Counseling & Treatment Shelter, Early Learning Coalition, the Supporting Independent Young Adults organization and many more. Last years event raised more than $114,000 for these organizations. To date, 40 restaurants have signed up to participate in the annual event including Aurelios Pizza, Bahama Breeze, Ben & Jerrys, Bice Grand Caf, Burger 21, BurgerQue, Cabanas Beach Bar, Connors Steak & Seafood, Cru, Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille, EE-TO-LEETKE Grill, El Gaucho Inca, Famous Daves BBQ, Fathoms Restaurant, First Street Deli, Ft. Myers Ale House, Grace & Shellys Cupcakes, Hooters, Iguana Mia, India Palace, Kona Ice, Lazy Flamingo, LongHorn Steakhouse, Marker 92, Norman Love Artisan Gelato, Origami, Papa Murphys Pizza, Parrot Key, Pho Vinh Express, Pinchers Crab Shack, Reubens Smokehouse & Catering, Ruths Chris Steak House, Stevie Tomatos Sports Page, Teds Montana Grill, Texas Roadhouse, Texas Tonys BBQ Shack, The Big Game, The Bubble Room, The Melting Pot, The Sandy Hook and The Sandy Parrot. Live entertainment will include CTO High Voltage, the Ben Allen Band, Model Citisin and Little Eddie & The Fat Fingers. The entertainment will cover genres including country, s rock and todays hits. Supporting the community never tasted so good, said Sasha Warren, 2014-15 president of JLFM. Many of our participating restaurants return year after year, and to us, this speaks worlds about our vendors, as this event provides an opportunity for them to not only connect with Southwest Florida on a business level but also to support people in need by participating in this charity event each year. Prior to the annual Taste of the Town food festival, participating restaurants have the opportunity to present their dishes in the Best of Taste contest with local celebrities judging the following categories: Best Appetizer, Best Entre and Best Dessert. Judging will take place on Tuesday, October 21 at JetBlue Park. The dish with the most overall points is also given the Winners Circle award for best overall dish. Winners in each category will be listed at each restaurants booth, announced the day of the event, given a certificate to display in their restaurant and mentioned in a special press release announcing the winners in each category. This years celebrity judges include Mark Loren, Kathryn Kelly, Drew Sterwald, Mike Duvall, Chris Fennell, Katie Haas, Brett Bodine and Rep. Matt Caldwell. This event is so much more than a fundraiser; its a win-win for our community, Warren added. Taste of the Town promotes and supports local businesses and the musical arts, creates resources for community service and brings our community together. CenturyLink has signed on as a $2,500 Hospitality Sponsor. Florida Tracks and Trails will be sponsoring the Adventure Zone, which will provide a variety of activities for children. Additional sponsors include Waterman Broadcasting, RMC Consultants, Direct Buy and Gulfshore Life Magazine. Sponsorships are still available. Limited applications are still being accepted for local restaurants to showcase their fare in the 2014 Taste of the Town. Interested restaurants and vendors can contact the JLFM at 2771197 or totrestaurants@jlfm.org. For ongoing updates on Taste of the Town, visit www.jlfmtaste.com. Dine & Dash Returns To Bell Tower ShopsFort Myers residents will join together to participate in the 2nd annual Dine & Dash at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers on Friday, September 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. Dine & Dash is a passport to dining at select restaurants in Bell Tower Shops and dashing 500 feet in high heels. This wild experience, complete with music, costumes, prizes, contests and delicious food is a fun-filled event for the whole family. All proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida in the local fight against breast cancer. Registration is now open at www. komenswfl.org. Individuals can sign up today to just Dine, just Dash, or participate in both as an individual or as a team. Come together with friends and family for an evening filled with breast cancer awareness and tons of fun.Visit www.komenswfl.org or call 498-0016 for more information.


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 19, 20146 South Cape Party In Paradise CrawlThe South Cape Hospitality and Entertainment Associations announced the South Cape Party In Paradise Party Crawl on Saturday, September 27 from 4 to 11 p.m. Thats when 12 of the South Capes best restaurants and bars will be offering $2.50 tropical drink specials featuring Cape Corals very own Wicked Dolphin Rum. In addition to the drinks, there will be delicious appetizer and food specials. Several of the stops will have live music as the whole area is turned into one big party. Pick-up your passport at any of the 12 participating locations on the day of the event to begin your crawl. Be sure to fill out your passport and turn it in at the end of your crawl to enter the raffle for the grand prize, a Wicked Dolphin Rum gift basket. Participating locations include: Backstreets Sports Bar, 915 SE 47th Terrace Chicago Pizza, 1341 SE 47th Terrace Cruisers Lounge, 1517 SE 47th Terrace Dixie Roadhouse, 1023 SE 47th Terrace Monkey Bar & Steakhouse, 1428 Lafayette Street Rackem Billiards, 1011 SE 47th Terrace Ralphs Place of Cape Coral, 1305 Cape Coral Pkwy. Rockade, 1023 SE 47th Terrace The Dek, 4704 SE 15th Avenue The Island Seafood Restaurant, 1339 Cape Coral Parkway East Tiki Hut @ Dolphin Key Resort, 1502 Miramar Street Tubbys City Hangout, 4810 Vincennes Street Attendees of this event must be at least 21 years old. Boys & Girls Clubs To Host Halloween Costume DriveThe Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee Countys Lehigh Acres Club will be collecting gently used and new Halloween costumes during its Halloween Costume Drive, now through October 24, to benefit the youth of Lehigh Acres. The collection will be handed out to children at the annual Make-A-Difference Day event, held at Veterans Community Park, 55 Homestead Road South in Lehigh Acres, on Saturday, October 25 from noon to 5 p.m. The costumes will be distributed to any youth who attends with a parent or guardian and who participates in the events costume contest at 4 p.m. Costumes may be dropped off at the Lehigh Acres Boys & Girls Club, located at 1262 Wings Way, Unit 206, Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. Costumes are also being collected at the Lee County Sheriffs Office Substation, located at 1301 Homestead Road North in Lehigh Acres, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or at Veterans Community Parks Recreation Center Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Celebrating 40 years of providing quality youth programs and brighter futures for young people in the Lee County community, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County works to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The BGCLC strives to provide a safe, world-class club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through its doors. The organization envisions all of its members graduating high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character, citizenship while adapting a healthy lifestyle. For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County, call 3341886 or visit www.BGCLC.net. Lee Republican Women October Meeting The Lee Republican Women Federated will conduct their next meeting on Monday, October 13 at The Edison Restaurant, 3583 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. The event starts at 5:15 p.m. with a social hour, with dinner and the program to follow. State and local amendments on the November ballot will be reviewed along with pros and cons. Rep. Dane Eagle will discuss state amendments, water and land use, and judicial appointments. Other guest speakers will discuss local amendments, term limits for county commissioners, school board expansion to seven members and single member districts. A Q&A period will follow the discussions.Cost is $22 all inclusive. To make reservations, call 432-9389 or email rmh738@ aol.com. Visit www.leerepublicanwomen. com for additional information. Tools Needed For Animal Shelter Cleanup ProjectYard tools are needed for special projects going on at the Animal Refuge Center, who has teamed up with the Lee County Sheriffs Office to get some extra hands in clearing out some of our dry, dead and overgrown foliage on and around the shelter. While the LCSO will provide the manpower and the labor, ARC needs to provide the tools and cleanup. As a result, the shelter is asking for community donations of: Machetes Six-foot (or taller) ladders Hand saws Pole saws Chain saws A chipper Someone with a trailer/area to dump yard waste Any other gently-used lawn equipment or modes of disposal for yard waste If you have any of these items youd like to donate or are able to help with cleanup, contact Tina at vcarc@animalrefugecenter.net. Lake Kennedy Senior CenterZombieCon Halloween PartyPrepare for a zombie invasion! Lake Kennedy Senior Center welcomes back entertainer Kim Jenkins, the One-Man Boomer Band, on Friday, October 24. Jenkins is an exceptional vocalist who has the versatility, power and range to sing a wide variety of music from the s to today. His awesome voice, his use of state-of-the-art technology, and a stage presence born of over 25 years as a performer makes this a show not to be missed. The Halloween partys theme is a zombie invasion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to dress in their fabulous costumes, either as zombies or otherwise. Appetizers and beverages will be available. BYOB. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $10 for members or $15 for non-members. Lake Kennedy Senior Center is located at 400 Santa Barbara Blvd. in Cape Coral. For more information, call 574-0575. Hortoons


7 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 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 MOAA Supports Fisher HousesZachary Fisher was a prominent figure in the New York real estate community and a major philanthropic benefactor for the men and women in the United States Armed Forces, as well as numerous other not-for-profit organizations. From the earliest days of his construction career, Fisher was a strong supporter of the U.S. Armed Forces. Prevented from active service in World War II due to a leg injury, he drew on his building skills to assist the U.S. Coastal Service in the construction of coastal fortifications. His patronage of the Armed Forces became an ongoing concern from that time, evolving to occupy increasing amounts of his energies. In 1982, he established the Zachary and Elizabeth M. Fisher Armed Services Foundation. The foundation has made contributions to the families of the victims of the bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut, other military families who have lost loved ones under tragic circumstances, families of New York City firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty and provided scholarship funds to active and former service members and their families. In 1990, they began the Fisher House program, dedicating more than $20 million to the construction of comfort homes for families of hospitalized military personnel. Fisher held a number of posts in military and other charities throughout the country and was received the top awards a civilian can receive from each branch of the military as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom to honor his wide-ranging contributions on behalf of the young men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces. Public Law 106-161 conferred upon him the status of an honorary veteran in the U.S. Armed Forces. A Fisher House is a home away from home for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. The homes are normally located within walking distance of the treatment facility or have transportation available. There are 63 Fisher Houses located on 23 military installations and 24 VA medical centers. Many more houses are under construction or in design. They are 5,000 to 16,800 square foot homes donated by the Fisher family and Fisher House Foundation. They are professionally furnished and decorated in the tone and style of the local region and feature a common kitchen, laundry facility, dining room a living room with library and toys for children. It is temporary housing for families of veterans being treated in the local facility. There is no cost to the families and the houses are operated by a professional staff augmented by volunteers. Lee Coast MOAA contributions provide funding for those things that make life easier for the families, including Publix and gasoline gift cards and other items to ease the stay of the veterans family. For additional information, contact Fred Bondurant of the Lee Coast MOAA at 472-2616 or visit www.moaafl.org. Members of the MOAA Foundation make a donation to Fisher House Living room area of a Fisher House Dedication plaque at a Fisher House 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


Along The RiverOn Friday, September 19, Music Walk returns to Fort Myers historic River District. It begins at 7 p.m., rain or shine. Downtown comes alive every month with live music on the third Friday. More than a dozen participating venues feature music by local and regional talent. Restaurants, bars, art galleries and shops showcase a wide range of music during Music Walk. From jazz and blues to rock, drums and much more, each month brings great music and new energy to the historic streets of downtown Fort Myers. Music Walk was conceived as a sister event to the extremely popular First Friday Art Walk, which brings out over 2,000 people during off-peak months. For more information, call 645-6457. On Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m., Bluegrass in the Theatre returns to Alliance for the Arts. Presented by the Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida, the event features three hours of live music in the Alliances Foulds Theatre by The Bugtussle Ramblers, Pete & Sylvia and Captain Joe & the Bottom Feeders. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 at the door or $6 for Alliance members. Seating is open and first come, first serve. Children 12 and under are free if accompanied by an adult. Pre-sale tickets are not available. Lee County Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. For more information, call 939-2787 or go to www.artinlee.org. Another event on Sunday honors the International Day of Peace. The 6th annual Peace Day in the Park is to be held under the canopy of tall trees at Jaycee Park in Cape Coral. The grassroots community event which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. has grown stronger and more vibrant every year with featured musicians, artists, performance groups and vendors all sharing with you their personal vision and expression of peace. The intent is to think peace, cultivate peace and help it grow. Peace Day in the Park is a family and pet friendly celebration. Grateful staff from local food pantries will be on hand to collect your generous donations of dry and canned food goods. Please bring at least two cans of non-perishable food items for donation to the ACT Center (Abuse Counseling and Treatment ) of Southwest Florida. The Big Red Bus Bloodmobile will also be on-site and reminds you that one donation can save up to three lives. The event features live music, art, food, crafts, face painting, a childrens bounce house, medications and workshops, Qigong and a raffle. Jaycee Park is located at 4125 SE 20th Place, Cape Coral. For more information about Peace Day in the Park, call Zachari VanDyne at 560-5224 or go to www. peaceday-in-thepark.com. Why shop at a farmers market? Access to fresh, locally grown foods, for starters. That may be one of the best reasons, but there are many more. Farmers markets have fruits and vegetables at the peak of the growing season. This means produce is at its freshest and tastes the best and is typically grown near where you live, not thousands of miles away or another country. Support area farmers and practice good eating habits at these locations: Thursday: The River District Farmers Market, under the U.S. 41 Caloosahatchee bridge. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fruit, vegetables, local honey, bread, seafood, BBQ, flowers and plants. It is open year-round. Call 321-7100 or go to www.cityftmyers.com. Friday: Lakes Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fruits, vegetables, breads, honey, soaps, jams and seafood. Call 533-7275 or go to www. buylocallee.com. This season, the Lakes Park Farmers Market is opening on Friday, October 3, a month earlier than in past years. It runs through April 24, 2015. Saturday: GreenMarket at Alliance of the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard near the Colonial intersection. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. An exclusive selection of locally grown, caught and cultivated foods and other products available to sample and purchase. Enjoy live entertainment by local musicians and fun activities for kids. It is open yearround. Call 939-2787 or go to www.artinlee.org. Cape Coral Farmers Market in Club Square, downtown Cape Coral. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Locally grown produce, native plants, fresh Gulf seafood, live music/entertainment and informative community presentations. Call 549-6900 or go to www.capecoralfarmersmarket.com. Cape Corals outdoor farmers market runs October 18 to May 9, 2015. Sunday: Sanibel Island Farmers Market, 800 Dunlop Road (City Hall, next to the library). 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. until May. Call Crystal Mansell at 472-3700. The Sanibel Farmers Market is open October 5 to April 27, 2015. The Bugtussle Ramblers are one of the featured bands playing in the Alliance for the Arts Bluegrass in the Theatre on Sunday Lee County has two farmers markets that are open year-round and several more that will open in October for the winter tourist season 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Monday-Saturday 10am www.threecraftyladies.com ay-Saturday 10a m e craftyladies.com Tropical Fabrics Tropical Fabrics Novelty Yarn Novelty Yarn Quilting Quilting Notions Notions Beads Beads Scrapbook Papers Scrapbook Papers Childrens Crafts Childrens Crafts Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Crafts Shell Crafts Gifts Gifts Find us on Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS ARE MAKEITANDTAKEIT CRAFT ACTIVITY DAYS! 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9 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 Brattas serves fresh made-to-order food in an inviting atmosphere featuring live music nightly. The two for $20 menu is served all day Sunday to Thursday. Happy Hour is daily from 4 to 6:30 p.m. with drink and appetizer specials. Filet Napoleon, Taylor Street baked ziti and fresh bruschetta are a few favorites on the restaurants daily menu. Lobster tail and Chilean sea bass is served on the weekends. 12984 S. Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers. Call 433-4449. Courtneys is a family business run by Executive Chef Dale, his wife Betty and their son, Courtney. The warm and welcoming bar is great for lunch, libations and lots of laughter. Relax in comfort with friends and enjoy discounted drinks and appetizers during happy hour, served 4 to 7 p.m. daily. The dining room offers a wonderful dinner variety; if youre an early diner, be sure to check out the Sunset Dining Specials. Eggceptional entres highlight the restaurants Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday dinner is served 4 to 8 p.m. 20351 Summerlin Road, Units #111 and 112, Fort Myers. Call 466-4646. Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille is named for the Doc Ford character in local author Randy Wayne Whites bestselling mystery novels. Its a well known gathering place with indoor and outdoor patio seating. The combined menu offers all the lunch and dinner items from 11 a.m. until closing. It includes cedar plank salmon topped with a mango chipotle glaze or a marinated grilled chicken sandwich and theres a well provisioned raw bar. Tropical drinks are a specialty, notably the signature rum drink, Island Mojito. 708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-9660. Ichiban is a downtown favorite for Chinese and Japanese cuisine. The name means Number One in Japanese and offers its customers the perfect balance of great quality and affordable prices. Ichiban has been family owned and operated for 10 years and its enduring popularity is a testament to its exceptional, friendly service. 1520 Broadway #106, Fort Myers. Call 334-6991. Where can you go when youre in the moooood for some great cookin, local fun and prices that wont make you lose the farm? Try Island Cow on Sanibel. Island Cow is an airy bistro with french doors leading out to the front and back patios. It is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dine under the stars while you listen to live music on one of Sanibels only al fresco eating porches. 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call 472-0606.Nervous Nellies is a casual, family-fun restaurant that boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, over-stuffed sandwiches and entres. Dine in air-conditioned comfort or outside on Nellies expansive waterfront patio. Happy hour all day. Grab a bite to eat or drink and swing to the beats of live reggae, rock and island music from the areas premier musical talent. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier, and happy hour is all day, every day. Parking for your car or boat for free for patrons. The GPS coordinates are 26.41 N 81.18 W. 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach at the Fort Myers Historic Seaport at Nervous Nellies Marina. Call 463-8077.Formerly known as the Sunshine Seafood Cafe and Lounge, Sunshine Grille serves all of your favorite dishes for lunch and dinner. In addition to its previous menu, the restaurant is also serving gourmet flat breads prepared in a wood fire stove with fresh oak. Woodfired steaks fill out the menu, including a ribeye and a porterhouse, to go along with our famous wood-fired filet mignon. Happy hour and live music are featured daily. 8700 Gladiolous Drive, Fort Myers. Call 489-2233. FORT MYERS FAREDining From Downtowns Historic River District To The Beaches For more information, check out our advertisers in this weeks River Weekly DOC FORDS RUM BAR & GRILLE ICHIBAN BRATTAS RISTORANTE Try the low country shrimp and grits from Sunshine Grille, comfort food at its best COURTNEYS CONTINENTAL CUISINE ISLAND COW SUNSHINE GRILLE NERVOUS NELLIES CRAZY WATERFRONT EATERY Last And First Call For Kiwanis Discount BooksThe 2014 Lee County Discounts Book is still available for purchase and most restaurants honor the discounts through November 15. The $20 book pays for itself with a visit to just two restaurants and, more importantly, serves children in our local community. Visit www.KiwanisGTTI.com, email KiwanisGTTIDining@gmail.com or call 218-5768 to learn where you may still pick up a book to use today. The 2015 Lee County Discounts Book will be available mid-March and you can be included in an email announcement of details about the 2015 book, by providing your email address to KiwanisGTTIDining@gmail.com.The Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers Gateway to the Islands sincerly thanks all the participating restaurants and the patrons purchasing the books. This annual project is our only major fundraising to support children and the community, as we recently celebrated our 6th anniversary as a new Kiwanis Club. Join us for a 7:30 a.m. breakfast at First Watch, 13211 McGregor Blvd., or join us at our soon-tohappen world atlast project in which every fourth grader receives his/her own hardback book at Heights Elementary School. Contact Terry Luster at the above email or phone for further details.


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 19, 201410


11 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 From page 10Churches/Templesand Wednesday evenings Services: Friday night at 6:15 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Web site: www.tjswfl.org THE NEW CHURCH The New Church of SWFL is located 10811 Sunset Plaza Circ. #401, behind Zoomers. Rev. Gabriella Cahaley officiates worship services on Sundays at 11 a.m. during the season. Other worship events are held on the beach in Fort Myers Beach. See our webpage http://www.newchurchflorida.com/ or call for more information 239-481-5535. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH FORT MYERS 13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one mile west of I-75). Minister: The Reverend Allison Farnum. Sunday services and religious education at 10:30 a.m. For information on all church events call 5612700 or visit www.uucfm.org. UNITY OF BONITA SPRINGS Family Service 10 to 11 a.m. Healing Circle 11 a.m. Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m. Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic music, meditation in a loving environment. Service held at 28285 Imperial Street, Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100. UNITY OF FORT MYERS 11120 Ranchette Rd, Fort Myers Sunday Services 9:15 and 11 a.m. Childrens Sunday School 11 a.m. Reverend Jim Rosemergy. Our God is Love, Our religion is Oneness, Our Race is Human. 239-278-1511, www.unityoffortmyers.org. WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125 Senior Pastor: Robert Brunson Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. 11 a.m. Blended Worship www.westminsterfortmyers.org WORD OF LIFE CHURCH 2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881; Services: Sunday 10 a.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 481-4040, Pastor Curtis Deterding. Sunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Traditional, 10 a.m. Blended. Web site www.zionfm.org. Cattle Barons Ball Sponsors AnnouncedThe American Cancer Society of Lee County announced that Fifth Third Bank and LeeSar will be copresenting sponsors for the 12th annual Cattle Barons Ball. The western-themed gala will be held on January 17, 2015 at Top Rocker Field at Six Bends-Harley Davidson, located at I-75 and Daniels Parkway. The event raises money for cancer research and education, and services for local patients and survivors. Other local companies on board as sponsors for the event are Arthrex, BB&T-Oswald Trippe & Company, Diversified Yacht Services, Enterprise Holdings, Merrill Lynch, Scott Fischer Enterprises, Seminole Casino Immokalee, Seminole/GATES Development and Construction, Suncoast Beverages, Roetzel & Andress, Scanlon Auto Group and Stock Development. In-kind sponsors are Florida Weekly, Four Points by Sheraton, Gulfshore Life Magazine, NBC-2, Brilliant Lens LLC and Ruths Chris Steak House. Sponsorships are still available for local businesses that want to support the event. The Cattle Barons Ball is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society of Lee County. Now in its 12th year, the event has raised more than $3.9 million for support services, research and education. To volunteer or learn more about the 2015 Cattle Barons Ball and the American Cancer Society, contact Jamie Powell at Jamie. powell@cancer.org or 936-1113. Upcoming Events At Temple JudeaTemple Judea in Fort Myers announced its upcoming event schedule: Selichot Saturday, September 20 9 p.m. Changing of the Torah Mantles and Service Rosh Hashanah Wednesday, September 24 7:30 p.m. Erev Rosh Hashanah Evening Service Thursday, September 25 9:30 a.m. First day Rosh Hashanah Morning Service 4:30 p.m. Tashlich Friday, September 26 9:30 a.m. Second Day Rosh Hashanah (Family Service) Yom Kippur Friday, October 3 7 p.m. Kol Nidre Saturday, October 4 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Yom Kippur Service 4:30 p.m. Adult Education Discussion with Marina Berkovich and Amy Tardif 5:30 p.m. Minchah/Neilah Service 7:37 p.m. Shofar Blowing Sukkot Sunday, October 5 9:30 a.m. Family Sukkah Building and Decoration Thursday, October 9 9:30 a.m. First Day Sukkot Morning Service Friday, October 10 6:15 p.m. Shabbat Sukkot Service Community Meal (call the office for details) Saturday, October 11 9:30 a.m. Shabbat Sukkot Service Wednesday, October 15 6 p.m. Spaghetti Dinner and Simchat Torah Service Thursday, October 16 9:30 a.m. Shemini Atzeret Simchat Service (includes Yizkor) Temple Judea is located at 14486 A & W Bulb Road in Fort Myers. For more information, call 433-0201. LeeTran Seeks Food DonationsLeeTran has set its sights on 175,000 pounds of food this year as the goal for its sixth annual Fill Our Fleet food drive to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. LeeTran once again has partnered with Publix to sell food donation bags at all 33 Lee County stores from now until Sunday, September 21. On the 21st, volunteers will work at every Publix from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. to stuff a LeeTran vehicle with the donated food. Over the past five years, the drive has collected more than 400,000 pounds of nonperishable food for the food bank, which feeds 30,000 people each month through its network of partner agencies. Were proud to be able to give back to our community, said Transit Director Steve Myers. We contribute the vehicles, but its truly a grassroots effort, with hundreds of volunteers and great partners like Publix. The food bank distributed 18 million pounds of food during the past year. The need has leveled off but at a high level, said Executive Director Al Brislain. With our mobile food pantry, were now able to reach out to people who cant get to a regular food pantry or soup kitchen. These people are often in dire straits, and were literally their lifeline. This is a very difficult time of year for us, Brislain continued. We count on the LeeTran food drive to sustain us until the holiday giving season begins. Members of the community who wish to help may purchase food at any Lee County Publix from now until September 21 and it will be contributed to the drive. Or, visit any Publix on Sunday, September 21 and make your contribution directly to the LeeTran volunteers. This food drive is a community service of LeeTran with sponsorship by the Beasley Broadcast Group and The News-Press Media Group. For more information, visit www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. Board Members AppointedRonald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Southwest Florida, Inc. appointed Lee Bellamy, Audrey Sherman and Sandra Steele to the RMHC Board of Directors. Bellamy is the general manager of Homewood Suites Fort Myers-Bell Tower; Sherman is a licensed psychologist and founder of Psych Skills Institute; and Steel is the chief financial officer of Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida. The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. For more information, visit www.rmhcswfl.org.


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 19, 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 More Bait More Betterby Capt. Matt MitchellWith a slow moving tropical system that started to spin right on top of us for a few days this week, conditions on the water were a little more breezy than we have experienced in a while. This made fishing in the open sound for the easy bite around the feeding birds not really much of a option for a few days. Instead, it was more about getting tucked away out of the wind either in the mangrove creek systems that I have not really spent much time in since the spring or on the lee side of the sound. With the water slowly starting to cool off, the mangrove creek bite will only get better and better over the next few weeks and months. This creek fishing made for a pleasant change of pace, let me stay close to home and, all in all, a pretty good bite on a good mixed bag of species. During the calmer days or periods of east winds, getting out on the beach just after sunrise and catching a cast net full of the larger shiners was as easy as one quick throw. During days of other wind directions, catching the smaller shiners in the sound required just a little chumming out on a sheltered grass flat but was still pretty easy. Either way, having lots of shiners was the key for me this week to get the fish fired up and feeding well. A live well overflowing with happy shiners nine times out of 10 will translate into a very productive day of fishing. Most of the fishing I do day in and day out is live bait fishing and this time of year, the better the bait I catch in a morning, the better the action my clients will see. Live bait chumming is one of my favorite ways to fish as its so visual and makes it easy for clients to catch a wide variety of fish. Once set up on a spot, I start to chum with the live shiners. You quickly learn by the amount of surface explosions if you are in the right place, if there are feeding fish in the area and what species of fish they are. Just watching fish feed and chase the shiners around on the surface is almost entertaining enough, add a hooked shiner on the end of a rod to the action and its usually game on. Even when its far from a perfect tide, chumming live shiners will more often than not get the fish to eat. Live shiners caught a wide variety of fish this week including even a few baby tarpon in the 5 to 10 pound range while fishing way back in some small mangrove creeks. Watching these little tarpon roll in slick calm water as they fed on the live chum was a blast. Big mangrove snapper were my go-to fish though during most trips when angers where looking for a fresh fish dinner. During most meat fishing trips this week, a limit of quality mangrove snapper was easy money. Deeper shorelines from Wulfert Keys to Buck Key held a good mixed bag of snook, redfish, trout, snapper and jacks of all sizes. As long as the current was moving even a little bit, the live chum did not take long to get the fish crashing the baits on the surface. Casting a free lined shiner to where you could see the fish feeding, more often than not resulted in an instant hook-up. Sure, we had lots of smaller sized redfish and snook while doing this but constant action is always a good thing and you never knew when that next bite would be that quality fish to make the trip. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions, email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. Paul Black from New Jersey with a slot sized redfish caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish Discard shing line responsibly/in designated receptacles Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


13 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Golf Ball Therapyby Patricia MolloyIt is a common sight for drivers in Southwest Florida to see a gopher tortoise slowly, but determinedly, crossing a road. Be patient. These gentle terrestrial beings have survived on this planet for 60 million years; a few minutes of your time pales in comparison. If you feel compelled to accelerate its journey and protect it from less attentive drivers, please relocate it in the direction it is traveling. If you return a tortoise to its point of entry, it will simply try to cross again once you have driven on your merry way. Originating in North America, the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) has shovel-like front feet and elephantine hind feet which play a major role in its unique ability to dig very large burrows. As one of the few tortoises to build elaborate shelters, they are able to protect themselves from extreme temperatures, fires and predators. Gopher tortoises are exceptionally tolerant of their neighbors (a trait from which we humans could learn a thing or two) and are known to share their burrows with other species, including lizards, opossums, frogs, snakes, rabbits and burrowing owls. Some of these roommates are so dependent on the burrows that they will disappear if a gopher tortoise abandons its home. Thus, these special turtles have earned the nickname keystone species. Unfortunately, CROW is forced to treat a large number of tortoises and turtles each year that have been hit by careless drivers. After a spinal injury, these reptiles can often move their hind quarters but will simply drag their back legs, leading to muscle atrophy. The clinics staff has developed a unique way to treat some of these patients: golf ball therapy. A golf ball is affixed to the bottom of a patients shell with an adhesive. It elevates the back of the shell allowing it to use its hind legs. The slick floor of the clinics turtle room provides the perfect surface by which a grazers progress can be evaluated by the staff. It takes approximately four months for a shell fracture to heal and an additional six to 12 months for full recovery. If you would like to help CROW by grazing tortoises and turtles, caring for baby animals, taking part in patient transportation or assisting with educational outreach, contact volunteer coordinator JoEllen Urasky at 472-3644 ext. 229. Training is provided and new opportunities to participate open up on a regular basis. 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. If you would like to volunteer to graze gopher tortoises, like the one pictured, or feed baby animals, contact CROW Fishermans Paradise: Fishing For Reds But Catching Troutby Cynthia A. WilliamsBerry C. Williams (1915 to 1976) was something of a legend as a fisherman in the waters off Fort Myers in the 1950s and early 1960s. Reproduced for you here are chapters from his unfinished Fishermans Paradise, an account of his fishing adventures that are often hilarious and always instructional. It is presented by Williams daughter, Cynthia Williams, a freelance writer and editor living in Bokeelia on Pine Island. Chapter 4 Part 1 One Saturday afternoon in September, one of my best fishing buddies and I went out in my new 14-foot Barbour with a new 15 HP Buccaneer motor. We were determined to catch redfish or channel bass, as they are sometimes called. We made our way about six miles northwest of Punta Rassa up San Carlos Bay past the power lines to Duffeys Creek, where one can get excellent catches. We chose the upper entrance to Duffeys Creek where the water is deeper and fished the mangrove banks on our right. Finding nothing, we crossed the sand flats and entered the narrower creek lined on both sides with mangroves. At the end of the creek were a deep hole and a fine oyster bar. When we got within 100 yards of the hole, I cut the motor and glided to within casting distance, stealthily set out the anchor and tied up. Because redfish are wary fish, one has to be quiet when fishing for them. A dropped oar or banged bucket will send them scattering. For my money, though, the red is the finest fish to be caught in these waters. Actually, it is a red sea bass and can be caught by trolling or casting, on any tide high or low, incoming or outgoing. Reds will take spoons, plugs or live bait. I prefer fishing for them with live shrimp, fiddler crabs or small pinfish. Their favorite haunts are oyster bars, sandy or shelly bays and piers. The place wed chosen was ideal, with a good ripple on the water, and the tide was incoming, giving more depth to our fishing hole. I made the first cast and was rewarded with a four-pound red, which I got quietly into the boat without a net and into the fish box without dropping him on the deck. Frank next came in with one larger than mine and we gleefully set about to make a record haul. We had gotten three more reds when into our quiet and teeming creek plowed a typical outing boat. I have no objection to the bona fide fishermen and am willing to share my fishing holes with them. But I do object to these outing boats that come out on weekends loaded down with beer and half-clad women draped on the bow. The boat that roared into our creek was amply supplied with both. To be continued next week Americas Boating CourseThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering Americas Boating Course on Tuesday, October 7 from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. This course is recognized by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. The State of Florida recently passed legislation requiring anyone born after January 1, 1988 to have passed a safe boating course and obtain a Boating Safety Education ID card, which is valid for life, in order to operate a boat with more than 10 HP. Each student will receive a card/ certificate from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission upon completion of the class. The course consists of three sessions on consecutive Tuesdays. The second session will be held on Tuesday, October 14 and the third session will be held on Tuesday, October 21. All classes will be from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. Topics covered include hull design, docking, anchoring, handling boating continued on page 16 Spotted sea trout


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 19, 201414 Plant SmartScorpions Tailby Gerri ReavesScorpions-tail (Heliotropium angiospermum) is a native shrub of the forget-me-not family. Its showy white flowers bloom all year, unfurling in two rows on terminal spikes. Comprise The pairs of five-petaled flowers appear on only one side of the coiling spike that resembles a scorpions tail. They have a ruffled look and yellow centers. Although the individual flowers are very tiny, a healthy plant produces so many spikes that the shrub seems to be adorned with delicate slender white ribbons. Coarse hairs are found on the stems and the undersides of the dark-green lanceolateovate leaves, which are wrinkly and deeply veined. This fast-growing shrub usually reaches three to five feet high and can be erect or sprawling. It usually lives only several years, but in hospitable conditions, it readily reseeds to produce new plants. Especially suited to natural gardens, it attracts hummingbirds and provides nectar to a variety of butterflies, including Bahamian swallowtail, cassius blue, Florida white, gray hairstreak, great southern white, gulf fritillary, Miami blue, queen, rudy daggerwing and Schaus swallowtail. Its value to butterflies earns it another common name, butterfly heliotrope. In the wild, scorpions tail is found in hammocks and thickets, coastal strands, and disturbed sites. It is moderately salt-tolerant and prefers full to partial sun and moist well-drained soil. Cultivate it with cuttings or the inconspicuous seeds that are comprised of four nutlets. Sources: A Gardeners Guide to Floridas Native Plants by Rufino Osorio, Everglades Wildflowers by Roger L. Hammer, Wildflowers of Florida by Jaret C. Daniels and Stan Tekiela, regionalconservation.org, and fnps.org. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Native scorpions tails spikes unfurl to reveal two rows of tiny yellow-centered flowers photo by Gerri Reaves Ding Darling To Celebrate National Public Lands DayJN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge will celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 27 on Sanibel Island with free admission to Wildlife Drive, a re-think/recycle craft, hiking, a film and other free activities. The days activities begin at 10 a.m. with a one-hour guided hike along Indigo Trail to the Wildlife Education Boardwalk, where hikers can view the boardwalks replicated wildlife tracks and scat. Meet at the flagpole outside the Ding Darling Visitor & Education Center to participate. In the afternoon, talk turns to trash as visitors are invited to Marine Debris and hands-on recycled craft programs starting at 1 p.m.. in the free Visitor & Education Center. At 2 p.m., there will be a free showing of the film Addicted To Plastic in the centers auditorium. Wildlife Drive is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. admission-free that day. In the Refuge Nature Store, the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) is giving away a free Kick The Bottle reusable water container with a purchase of $5 or more. This years National Public Lands Day celebrates the third anniversary of the Kick The Bottle initiative to rid the refuge of the disposable plastic bottles that are a scourge to the environment. National Public Lands Day is presented with support from DDWS. For more information about the event, contact Ranger Becky Wolff at 472-1100 ext. 236 or visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/npl. Learn about what tracks and scat refuge animals leave on a guided walk to the Wildlife Education Boardwalk at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS Come Join Us and Celebrate Your HeritageEvery 4th Saturday of the Month atSmoken Pit Bar-B-Que1641 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


15 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 FWC Promotes TrophyCatchConsidered by many to be a once in a lifetime dream catch, well over 1,000 largemouth bass exceeding 8 pounds have been caught, documented and released in Florida in less than two years. Want to know where and see photos? Simply go to TrophyCatchFlorida.com and select the Gallery of Catches or you can pick Search Catches to narrow down your results. TrophyCatch has been exceptionally well-received by anglers, corporate partners, nonprofits and conservation agencies around the country that see this as an innovative win-win program, said Tom Champeau, director of the Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). TrophyCatch is the result of a partnership effort between the FWC, Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration, the Wildlife Foundation of Florida and corporate partners. TrophyCatch is an incentivebased conservation program designed for anglers who catch and release largemouth bass heavier than 8 pounds, in Florida. Goals of the program include: Collect valid information through citizen-science about trophy bass to help the FWC enhance, conserve and promote trophy bass fishing. Encourage catch-and-release of the biggest, oldest, most valuable bass. Excite anglers about Florida freshwater fishing, encouraging them to purchase licenses and to fish more, resulting in benefits to anglers, fishing-related businesses, local communities and the fisheries by having more support and funding for conservation. Share information about fishing opportunities and destinations to make fishing more enjoyable. Anglers are encouraged to follow catch-and-release guidelines for these big bass and to document the catch through a photograph of the entire bass on a scale with the weight clearly legible. By registering at TrophyCatchFlorida.com, anglers are eligible for an annual drawing for a Phoenix Bass Boat, powered by Mercury Marine and equipped with a Power-Pole shallow-water anchoring system. Then, when they follow the rules to document legally caught bass heavier than 8 pounds and release them alive back in the same water system where caught, they earn great prizes (see website for detailed rules and prize information).Anglers interested in keeping in touch should register, then like our Facebook page (FaceBook.com/TrophyCatchFlorida) and subscribe to our YouTube channel (YouTube.com/TrophyCatchFlorida). Paddle Smart Class OfferedThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering the popular Paddle Smart class on Saturday, October 25 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Kayaking, canoeing or rowing are enjoyable opportunities to get close to nature, have a great time, and get some quality exercise in the process. The class is intended for those about to join the sport and those considering purchasing paddling equipment. Topics discussed in the class include: Terminology Equipment (minimum and optional) Using paddle craft (both kayaks and canoes) Safety practices, including video clip examples Day-tripping and touring considerations A few statistics Complete this class and be ready for hands-on practice at the Great Calusa Blueway Festival, being held from November 1 to 4. The class materials include a workbook, a reference handbook, and a bonus handout from the American Canoe Association. The cost of the class is $45. The class is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron classroom, located at 16048 San Carlos Blvd. at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware). Students can register online at www. scbps.com or call 466-4040. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 19, 201416 Rotary Makes Campaign GiftLawrence Byrnes, past president of the Estero Rotary Club, recently presented a check for $2,000 to Susan Ryckman, vice president of patient care services at Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida and Tracy Connelly, senior director of development for Lee Memorial Health System Foundation. The donation supports the Gift of a Lifetime capital campaign to build a new seven-story, 292,000-square-foot childrens hospital facility connected to HealthPark Medical Center that will provide 128 private pediatric beds and, upon opening in 2017, consolidate inpatient services of Golisano Childrens Hospital. This latest gift from the Estero Rotary Club continues the organizations ongoing support of Golisano Childrens Hospital through the annual Helping Kids With Cancer Radiothon and a previous gift used to name a playroom in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Unit in honor of club member Gary Israel, who served as Rotary District Governor and chairman of Barbaras Friends Golisano Childrens Hospital Cancer Fund. For more information about Golisano Childrens Hospital or the Gift of a Lifetime capital campaign, call 343-6950 or visit www.ChildrensHospitalGoal.org. FGCU Concert To kick-off the season, Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Bower School of Music & the Arts offers a special concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 25, featuring major works of Camille Saint-Sans played by members of the Bower School of Music and the Naples Philharmonic. Featured works will include the Variations on a Theme of Beethoven for Two Pianos, the Caprice on Russian and Danish Airs for woodwinds and piano, the Septet in E-flat Major for strings, trumpet and piano, and featuring his ever-popular Carnival of the Animals. This concert will include the following performers Michael Baron, piano; Priscila Navarro, piano; Patrick Neal, violin; Geoffrey Day, violin; Lisa Mattson, viola; Si-Cheng Liu, cello; Matthew Medock, string bass; Suzanne Kirton, flute; Judy Christy, oboe; Paul Votapek, clarinet; Matt Sonneborn, trumpet; Troy Jones, percussion; and David Cole, conductor. Tickets for this gala event, including the concert and a post-concert dessert reception, are $25 each and available online at www.fgcu.edu/cas/bsm and at the door. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the U.Tobe Recital Hall in the Music Building on the FGCU campus. For more information, contact Dr. Michael Baron at 590-7209 or mbaron@ fgcu.edu. British Invasion At Cypress LakeCypress Lake High School Center for the Arts will present The British Invasion on Thursday, October 2 at 7 p.m. in the Blackbox Theater. Attendees can expect a night full of British scenes, songs, dance and more. This event also features a silent auction with a wide variety of items from local businesses. All proceeds will help fund an educational trip to London, England in March. Come to the Cypress Lake High School Center for the Arts Blackbox Theater, located at 6740 Panther Lane in Fort Myers, on October 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 with unlimited desserts, tea and coffee included. The box office opens at 6 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m. From page 13Boating Courseemergencies, reading channel markers and many other topics to make each boating experience safer and more enjoyable. Successful completion of this course entitles the boater to six months free membership in a United States Power Squadron. The cost of the course is $45, with a $20 cost for a second person sharing the instruction materials. The course is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron classroom, located at 16048 San Carlos Blvd. at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware). Students can register online at www.scbps.com or call the office at 466-4040. Lawrence Byrnes, right, past president of the Estero Rotary Club, presents a capital campaign donation for $2,000 to Susan Ryckman, Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida and Tracy Connelly, Lee Memorial Health System Foundation From page 1Freedom & Family Car Show Here in Southwest Florida, we have some of the finest classic/custom/ exotic/sport cars anywhere in the country because of the diversity of our population from all parts of the U.S. and the world, said Michael Case, president of Classic Auto Restoration Specialist Inc. who is coordinating the JetBlue Park event. Case said the spirit of volunteerism shown by the car club fraternity has been impressive. The car club community in Southwest Florida is a special group of people and as a whole they are some of the first organizations to come out and help where needed for any charitable event, Case added. Promoter Ron Maglothin, past president of the largest muscle car club in Southwest Florida, is a good example of the car club community coming together to support area veterans. He not on only has a passion for fast cars but is also dedicated to helping the veterans and local charities. A $15 show fee allows attendees to display their car, truck or hot rod as well as enjoy the prime time entertainment package. Gates open at 9 a.m. and tickets are $10 for all Saturday activities. On Sunday, gates open at 10 a.m. and tickets are $7. There will be free admission Sunday for children 12 and under, for those children at the event wearing a uniform, or for active or retired military with an ID. Freedom and Family Weekend benefits the Southwest Florida Military Museum & Library. Sponsor or vendor spaces Ron Maglothin, past president of the Southwest Florida Muscle Car Club Hot rods and vintage automobiles will be on displayDavis Named Master SergeantJason S. Davis, son of Carol and Dave Davis of Cape Coral, has received a new title of Senior Master Sergeant. Davis, his wife Cathy and three children live on Beale Air Force Base in California. He and his parents are originally from Pontiac, Michigan. Davis entered the Air Force in February 1992 and has served in Japan and several Middle East countries. He is the first sergeant of 9 Maintenance Squadron and is the commanders enlisted advisor and personal representative to all officer and enlisted leaders on matters concerning health morale, welfare, discipline and readiness of the enlisted force. Along with other military families, Davis will be sponsored at the Freedom & Family event at JetBlue Park, Lee County the weekend of September 27. Benefit proceeds go to Invest in Americas Veterans Foundation. Master Sergeant Jason S. Davis Michael Case, president of Classic Auto Restoration Specialist Inc.


17 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 Book Club Selectionsby Di SaggauThe Pulitzer Prizewinning The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt is being read by book clubs around the world. One of my book clubs just finished having a discussion about it and the comments were quite varied. Some wondered why it received the Pulitzer, finding it too long and tedious. Others were relieved to have finished the 771-page novel because they could stop debating whether or not to keep reading it. Then there are those who truly loved the book, myself included. Its a shocking narrative full of energy and power, combining unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and breathtaking suspense. It explores the deepest mysteries of love, identity and art. It begins with a boy, Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, who miraculously survives an explosion in a museum that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is bewildered by his new home and disturbed by schoolmates who dont know how to relate to him. He has an unbearable longing for his mother as he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art. Only a small part of the painting is pictured on the cover of the book. Artist Carel Fabritius, created it in 1654. It was never stolen and resides in the Royal Picture Gallery of The Hague. The painting captivated me and I ended up purchasing a print that now occupies a prominent place in my home. Author Stephen King said, The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind. Tartt proves that the Dickensian novel expensive and bursting with incident is alive and well. She has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction. Several characters in the book are flawed and that bothered a few in my club. Others felt their flaws made them seem more human. If you havent already, I recommend you discover what all the buzz is about by picking up a copy of The Goldfinch. You are guaranteed a lively book club discussion. A Musical Trip At Broadway Palmby Di SaggauGood music and lots of laughs make for a very enjoyable theater experience and thats what you get with Those Were The Days, now playing at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. The musical comedy revue takes us back to the fabulous music of the s, s, s and s. The talented cast of Thomas Cleary, Stephanie Genovese, Christopher Lewis, Elizabeth McMonagle, John Vessels, Jr. and Erin Wasmund take us on a musical journey that covers all the songs we love from those eras. Sentimental Journey and In The Mood, followed by Its My Party, Cry, Love Me Tender, YMCA and so many others get your feet to tapping and your body moving to the beat. The cast couldnt be better as they sing out the songs that touch the audience in so many ways. There is a tribute to Elvis and also to The Ed Sullivan Show and American Bandstand. The cast not only delivers in the singing department, they have a ball with comical antics that leave you laughing out loud throughout the show. John Vessels is a standout in that department. Large screens at either side of the stage project pictures appropriate for each era. A nice touch. The show, originally conceived by the late JT Smith on Sanibel, has been updated by director and choreographer Victor Legarreta. 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. Right you are, Victor, except for one change. You wont laugh a little, youll laugh a lot. Fabulous job, my friend. Those Were The Days plays through October 4 at Broadway Palm, Southwest Floridas Premier Dinner Theatre. Tickets are available by calling 278-4422, by visiting www. BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Scene from Bradway Palms production of Those Were The Days Greeters Club LuncheonHave you been to your local library lately? Have you used the Lee County Library website recently? Libraries are no longer the quiet places where only hushed voices are barely tolerated. Technological innovations have changed our libraries, how we access and use books, do research or tap into the wide range of resources they provide. Come to the next Greeters Club monthly luncheon on Thursday, October 16 to hear a presentation by Margie Byers, APR, Development Specialist for the Lee County Southwest Florida Library System. Byers will concentrate her presentation on the library systems e-sources (such as Overdrive Media, Zino, Hoopla, Freegal Music) and how to access them on different devices. Cost to attend the luncheon meeting is $20. To make a reservation and find out more about joining this dynamic group of Lee County women, send an email to greetersclub@gmail.com. Provide your contact information (your name, email address and phone number). You will receive a call confirming your reservation as well as an email confirmation. Luncheons are held on the third Thursday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at Colonial Country Club, 9181 Independence Way in Fort Myers. Visit www.greetersofgreaterfortmyers.com for more details.


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 19, 201418 FGCU Founders Cup Golf Tournament Returns October 10Theres still time to register for a day of lively competition on the links at Pelicans Nest Golf Club in Bonita Springs as Florida Gulf Coast University presents its annual Founders Cup Golf Tournament Friday, October 10. The event raised more than $80,000 last year for scholarships and for programs that ensure student success, teaching excellence and community enrichment. Celebrating its 23rd year, the tournament has raised more than $1.2 million since its inception, well before the university opened its doors. The Founders Cup celebrates the history of FGCU and provides a significant financial boost to the Universitys mission in support of students, faculty and staff, said Christopher Simoneau, Foundation Executive Director and FGCU Vice President for Advancement. We truly appreciate the commitment of the many sponsors and community supporters who believe in higher education and make this a successful event year after year. The Founders Cup begins with a buffet luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Pelicans Nest clubhouse. Golfers begin play at 1:15 p.m. with a shotgun start on two of the clubs championship courses. Following tournament play, golfers will enjoy a dinner buffet and awards reception. Designed by world-renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio, the Gator and Hurricane courses are certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. The courses offer 36 holes of satisfying challenges for players of all skill levels. The New York Times and Florida Golfer rank Pelicans Nest Golf Club among the best courses in Florida. Its located at 4450 Pelicans Nest Drive within Pelican Landing in Bonita Springs. For more information on sponsorships, donations or registration for the 2014 FGCU Founders Cup, contact Lindsey Touchette at 590-1016 or register online at www.alumni.fgcu.edu. Bowden To Speak At Christian AcademyFormer head football coach of Florida State University, Bobby Bowden, will be speaking at Southwest Florida Christian Academys (SFCA) Educating For Eternity on the McGregor Baptist campus on Monday, October 20. Sponsorships and tickets are still available at www.swfca.com. Bowden is known as much for his affable charm as he is for his championship teams. Having coached young men in seven decades, he is the secondwinningest coach in major college football history. Bowden guided Florida State University to more than three hundred victories, two national championships, 12 Atlantic Coast Conference titles, finishing in the top five in the country in fourteen straight seasons. He also led the Seminoles to bowl games in 28 consecutive seasons during his 34-year tenure. The patriarch of college footballs most famous coaching family, Bowden remains heavily involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, annually awarding The National Bobby Bowden Award to a student-athlete for achievement on and off the field, including his conduct as a faith model in the community. Bowden was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006. He and his wife of 61 years, Ann, live in Tallahassee. Educating For Eternity is an annual fundraiser for SFCA. This years proceeds will benefit the enhancement of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), performing arts and athletic programs. The dinner sponsor for the evening is Carrabbas Italian Grill. Contact Lisa Blanchard at lisa. blanchard@mcgregor.net or call 9368865 ext. 1472 for more details. Bobby Bowden NFL Stars Featured At New Book Kick-OffDeion Sanders, Jevon Kearse, Earnest Graham, Sammy Watkins and other Fort Myers-raised NFL stars are profiled in Fourth Down In Dunbar, just published from University Press of Florida. Author David A. Dorsey will host a book launch party on Tuesday, September 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers. Admission to the event is free. There will be complimentary appetizers, a cash bar and the opportunity to purchase the book and have it signed by Dorsey. The event will feature several of the NFL players from the book. Sports Illustrated senior writer Peter King said, Rarely have we gotten such a vivid look into the reality of how big-time players avoided becoming statistics. Fourth Down In Dunbar tells how the Dunbar neighborhoods of Fort Myers plagued by drugs and violence and where many children are fatherless gave rise to an incredible number of talented NFL players. Nearly two dozen athletes from Dunbar have achieved massive success. Sammy Watkins, picked fourth overall in the 2014 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills, marks almost 60 years of the Dunbar star athlete phenomenon. In his 20 years as a reporter for the Fort Myers News-Press, Dorsey has witnessed future stars mature from playing at local high schools to playing on TV. In writing this book, said Dorsey, I realized the best way to reveal the men behind the facemasks is to be in their hometown and to talk to them, their families and their friends and coaches during the offseason. Boston Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy said, Dorsey takes us behind those Friday night lights, getting inside the hearts and homes of high school football legends who rise, and sometimes fall, in their quest for NFL fame and fortune. The book launch for Fourth Down In Dunbar will be held on Tuesday, September 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. From page 1Songwriter Festthe No. 1 spot. Thompson Square will close the festival on October 5 with a free performance at Parrot Key Caribbean Grill on Fort Myers Beach. They swept the 2012 vocal duo awards with such hit singles as Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not as well as I Got You. Our sunshine, beaches and unspoiled beauty have inspired artists for quite some time, so it is only fitting that we should showcase both nature and music in one exciting event, said Tamara Pigott, executive director of the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau. Festival-goers can celebrate American roots music while getting a taste of the destination at local favorites including Tween Waters Inns Crows Nest, Key Lime Bistro and Doc Fords at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva; as well as Nervous Nellies, The Cottage, Smokin Oyster Brewery and The Beached Whale on Fort Myers Beach. One of the most exciting performance venues will be the private home of renowned American painter and graphic artist Robert Rauschenberg on Captiva, which will open its doors to the public for the first time exclusively for the festival. Check the festivals website for a chance to nab a free ticket. The islands first-ever songwriter festival is presented by BMI, the largest music rights organization in the U.S., along with partners iHeartRadio and Cat Country 107.1. Visit www.islandhopperfest.com for more information, to book tickets and view the list of artists, performance schedules and venues. There will be a few ticketed events for purchase designated with a red ticket icon. All other shows are free of charge. Calendar Girls At Old Bridge VillageThe Calendar Girls rocked the house at Old Bridge Village last Thursday night, September 11. The girls payed special tribute to the 9/11 victims and featured Joy Baker, who signed to the lyrics of Lee Greenwoods God Bless The USA. For more information, www.calendargirlsflorida.com. The Calendar Girls visited Old Bridge Village on September 11


19 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 NFL Commissioner Goodell And His $44 Million-A-Year Salary Could Be Historyby Ed FrankThe darkest days in the history of the National Football League threaten this billion dollar empire and reverberates nationwide with demands for the firing of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The sickening video that emerged last week of Baltimore Falcon Ray Rice cold-cocking his then financee and dragging her limp body from a casino elevator showed the horror of domestic violence. When the incident first came to light, Goodell slapped Rice with a mere two-game suspension. As the outrage grew over the meager penalty, Goodell suddenly admitted he was wrong and upped the suspension to six games without pay. Then last week with the emergence of the video, the league suspended Rice indefinitely. Goodell claims he had not previously seen the video, but there are explicit reports that the video was delivered to Goodells office even prior to the first suspension. If thats proven true, Goodell and his $44-million-a-year salary will be history. The police blotters are full of arrests and convictions of NFL players throughout the years. And in most cases, the league has been more interested in protecting its financially lucrative image than in dealing harshly with the misdeeds of its players. That could and should end with the events of last week. No sooner had the Rice video emerged came the indictment of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for causing injury to his child by whipping him with what was described as a switch. Then Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy was deactivated while he appeals his domestic violence conviction. And Ray McDonald, a defensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers, is allowed to continue playing although he has been arrested on suspension of felony domestic violence. The Vikings first deactivated Peterson for last Sundays game, but after a thumping by the New England Patriots, he was reactivated Monday with an announcement that the team was going to let the issue play out in the courts. Guess that shows where they place their priorities. The list of transgressions goes on and on this year as they have year after year. Hopefully, the awful Rice assault will provide a wake-up call on the horrors of domestic violence not only to the NFL but to the public at large. It might take the cancelling of lucrative NFL advertising by some major corporate sponsors to awaken Goodell and his cohorts. And it might require continuing public clamoring to bring change. That change must come quickly. Will Miracle Manager Doug Mientkiewicz Replace Ron Gardenhire? The rumor mill has started to whirl with reports that Doug Mientkiewicz, the popular and highly successful manager of the Fort Myers Miracle, will replace Ron Gardenhire as manager of the Minnesota Twins. As the week began and with only two weeks remaining in the 2014 Major League baseball season, Gardenhires Twins were mired in last place in the American League Central Division with a 63-86 record. It will mark the fourth straight year that his team has lost more than 90 games. It was a shock to many that Twins General Manager Terry Ryan extended Gardenhires contract last year after his third season of 90-plus losses. This year being the fourth could result in the managers ouster. The Chicago Tribune speculated as such in last Sundays paper. There is the old adage that a manager must deal with the cards dealt him. And its Ryan that has supplied Gardenhire with the current Twins roster. But as attendance dropped significantly since the opening of the beautiful Target Field with four consecutive years of losing baseball, many feel that Gardenhires days as manager are nearing the end. Ryan hired Meintkiewicz last year as Miracle manager and in two seasons guided his teams twice to division titles and this year to their first Florida State League championship. Roger Goodell Yoga On The Beach ReturnsJoin local instructor Becky Lang for Yoga On The Beach on Saturday, September 20 from 8 to 9 a.m. at Fort Myers Beach. The class is held on the sand just north of the pier. There isnt a more perfect place to practice yoga under the sun, in the sand with the sounds of the gulf waters nearby. This will be a Level 1 flow, suitable for most people. No pre-registration required, just come to the beach a little before 8 a.m. with your yoga mat, sunscreen and water. Parking is available nearby in the Times Square area. There is no set fee for this class, but donations are greatly appreciated. For more information, contact Becky Lang at 791-6538 or beckylang@comcast.net. To learn more, visit www.beckylang.com. 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THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 19, 201420 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My daughter is in first grade and has struggled with math ever since preschool. I have tried playing math games, puzzles and songs with her but nothing seems to help. What else can I do? Julianna C., Fort Myers Beach Julianna, Learning math facts is critical for academic success since they are the foundation of the math discipline. It is not unusual for children to struggle with math facts. These are abstract concepts that some children are not ready to learn at 4 and 5 years old. By first grade, however, mastery of facts is very important and not an unrealistic expectation. A new study in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, the lead researcher, Paul Morgan from Penn State University, has challenged a the widespread teaching practice of using non-traditional teaching strategies such as music, movement and hands-on learning as the better ones for teaching math to first graders who struggle with math. By analyzing U.S. Department of Education data from about 14,000 students across the United States, the researchers found that struggling students who were given traditional instruction (basically memorization and drill) exhibited significantly higher math score gains than the struggling students who had been taught by the above mentioned non-traditional methods. Understanding why the more innovative methods didnt work is a matter of conjecture, Morgan theorizes. Just as children need to practice reading a lot to become fluent readers before they can analyze texts, math students need to become fluent with basic operations before they can talk about multiple methods for solving problems or arrive at deep conceptual understandings. Routine practice is the strongest educational practice that teachers can use in their classroom to promote achievement gains, Morgan added. Although many in education dismiss rote learning as both boring and bad, Morgan believes it has its place. Given my interest in children at risk, its a troubling observation that teachers are mismatching their instruction to what children with learning difficulties might benefit from, Morgan said. These kids with low math achievement in kindergarten are likely to struggle throughout elementary school and beyond. Anne Murphy Paul, an education writer for TIME magazine says, Although many progressive educators decry what they call drill and kill (kill students love of learning, that is), rapid mental retrieval of basic facts is a prerequisite for doing more complex, and more interesting, kinds of math. The only way to achieve this automaticity, so far as anyone has been able to determine, is to practice. And practice. Given this new information it may be worth a try to practice memorization of math facts. Bring out the flash cards! 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. Beach Accommodations T-Shirts To Benefit Local Elementary SchoolFort Myers Beach vacation rentals company, Beach Accommodations, has found a creative way to help people get into the island spirit while also helping a local elementary school. The company announced it is currently selling beach themed t-shirts, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting children at Fort Myers Beach Elementary School. The shirts feature a dolphin logo on the front and a colorful beach graphic on the back with the saying Relax, Unwind, Get In A Flip Flop State Of Mind. We thought the shirts not only made a nice souvenir for our guests and vacationers, but they were also a way for us to help out local children and promote education, said Dave Parilla, broker at Beach Accommodations. We hope that the locals will enjoy the shirts as well, and will wear them to help support Fort Myers Beach and benefit a good cause. The Beach Accommodations T-shirts are $18.95 plus tax (and any additional shipping costs if applicable). The shirts may be ordered from Beach Accommodations by calling 1-877-232-2448. Shirts are also available for purchase at Beach Accommodations offices, located at 1335 Santos Road off Estero Blvd., near the Beached Whale and the 7-11 at Palermo Circle. For more information, visit www.BeachAccommodations.com or call 1-877-2322448 (BEACH-IT). T-shirts being sold to benefit Fort Myers Beach Elementary School Lee County Genealogical Society MeetingThe Lee County Genealogical Society will conduct their next meeting on Thursday, October 16 at Cypress Lakes Presbyterian Church, 8260 Cypress Lake Drive in Fort Myers. George G. Morgan, a family researcher, author, national speaker and President of Aha! Seminars, will discuss the topic Introduction To U.S. Immigration Records. Immigration into the United States from Europe was primarily via ship. The U.S. federal government required passenger manifests beginning in 1820 for all ships bringing in any persons to a U.S. state or territorial port. These documents have been microfilmed by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and now are digitized and indexed by Ancestry.com. Immigration across the Canada-U.S. boundary is included in the St. Albans lists. This program will discuss the ships passenger manifests, beginning in 1820 and expanding in content until the closing of the Ellis Island immigration processing center in 1954. All are invited to attend the meeting and learn what you can find at the various times, and how these manifests can extend your research. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the societys business meeting will follow at 1 p.m. For more information, visit www. LCGSFL.org or call Carolyn at 5499625. George Morgan Mexican Cultural Events At FGCUThe Department of Language and Literature at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), in partnership with the Instituto Cultural de Mexico Miami and Multicultural and Leadership Development, will host a series of movie showings in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. A reception and movie showings are free and open to the public. Opening night takes place on Thursday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m. with a visit from members of the Mexican Consul, followed by a reception. Mexican movies will be showing in Lutgert Hall (LH 2202) every Thursday, October 16 through November 13. All movies will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles. October 16, 6:15 p.m. Amor en Fin by Salvador Aguirre (2009, 90 minutes) October 23, 6:15 p.m. El Estudiante by Roberto Girou (2009, 95 minutes) October 30, 6:15 p.m. Espiral by Jorge Prez Solano (2009, 90 minutes) November 6, 6:15 p.m. La Mitad del Mundo by Jaime Ruiz Ibez (2007, 92 minutes) November 13, 6:15 p.m. Flor de Fango by Guillermo Gonzlez (2011, 100 minutes) For more information, contact Delphine Gras, assistant professor in the Department of Language and Literature, at 590-1511 or dgras@fgcu.edu. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


21 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 Shell Point Adds Aqua Therapy CertificationChristine Gulotta, DPT, program director of RehabCare Group at Shell Points Larsen Pavilion, has received Aqua Therapy certification from the Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute. Being certified in aquatic therapy allows me to bring quality treatment and advanced knowledge to Shell Points rehabilitation program, said Gulotta. Patients and their families are assured that I understand safety concerns and deliver appropriate treatment per the standards of care in aquatic rehabilitation. Patients receiving inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation at Shell Point can benefit from the use of two therapy pools. The Rehabilitation Center features an aqua therapy pool with two underwater treadmills. This pool is heated to a therapeutic 92 degrees and features a lift for those unable to use the steps. The new LifeQuest Aquatic Center has a therapy pool with warmer temperatures designed for specialty classes to help ease joint pain related to chronic arthritis and other illnesses. Most physical challenges are not a barrier at the Aquatic Center, said Healthcare Marketing Specialist McKenzie Millis. The therapy pool features an easy-access ramp for patients who need rehabilitation after injuries and surgeries. By using the resistance of water instead of weights, aqua therapy is ideal for arthritis management and joint pain; gait analysis; musculoskeletal disorders; chronic back pain and lumbar stabilization; spinal cord injuries; amputees; stroke; and brain injury. Rehabilitation patients can enjoy the benefits of aquatic therapy and exercise for improved muscle relaxation and circulation. Treatment may include increasing joint range of motion, walking activities, strength/resistance training, core strengthening, and balance in sitting and or standing. Aqua therapy can help reduce swelling, pain, and pressure during the rehabilitation process often leading to faster progress with greater results on land. The Rehabilitation Center in the Larsen Pavilion at Shell Point offers inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative and individualized physical therapy through a team of physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, physical therapy assistants, certified occupational therapy assistants and technicians. Whether welcoming individuals from outside Shell Point or residents from within the community, the Larsen Pavilion provides the best quality of care available. Specialized programs include orthopedics, stroke care, memory care, dysphagia, pain management, and low vision. A dedicated occupational therapy suite and aqua therapy pool are also available. To learn more about the Larsen Pavilion or to register for an upcoming inpatient rehab stay, call 415-5432 or visit www.shellpoint.org. Christine Gulotta PR Seminar Scholarships AvailableThe Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) is now accepting student scholarship applications for the 22nd annual PR University (PRU) seminar, Climbing The PR Ladder, to be held on Friday, October 10 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport, located at 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive in Fort Myers. Speaking at this years PRU are Lynn Schneider, director of marketing and business development with Park Royal Hospital; Orlando and Mayela Rosales, president/CEO and executive vice president of Media Vista Group, LLC and DLatinos; attorney Keith Grossman of Grossman Law and Conflict Management; Chief Stephanie Spell of the Collier County Sherriffs Office; Erik Stafford, creative director with ISSOI Marketing Agency; Susan Bennett, president of Susan Bennett Marketing & Media; and David Essel, author, national radio and television host, and master life, business and relationship coach. Students interested in applying for a scholarship can access the application tool at http://bit.ly/1rOfY0U. Upon selection of scholarships, students will receive a free full-day admission to the event. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The application deadline is Saturday, September 20 at 4 p.m. Student tickets for full-day admission are also available for $35 each for students not elected for a scholarship. Thanks to our generous sponsors, speakers and association members, we have several seats available for students interested in public relations, marketing and communications, said Angeli Chin, event co-chair. We encourage students to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the industry of public relations while meeting local professionals in the field. Open to the public, the award-winning PR University seminar was developed for local association members and public relations professionals to obtain information about public relations and marketing while learning more about current trends in the field. This years theme, Climbing The PR Ladder, focuses on developing and enhancing skills in public relations and marketing, as seven guest speakers offer their expertise in strategic planning, social media and engagement, conflict management, diversity, focus and motivation, and more. The seminar will begin at 7:30 a.m. with registration check-in and a continental breakfast followed by each speakers 45-minute presentation beginning at 8 a.m. Lunch and refreshments will also be served. Registration is now open at www. fpraswfl.org/event-registration. Prices are $95 for FPRA and PRSA members and $125 for non-members and $35 for students. Winners of the raffle drawings during recent FPRA and PRSA luncheons were Shari Armstrong, Mike Jackson and Sue Lampitt, who donated her winning ticket for two student scholarships. Sponsorship opportunities for the event are still available from $250 to $1,000. Student sponsorships will also be available for $35 each for those interested in sponsoring a student to partake in the full-day seminar. For more information or to become a sponsor, contact co-chairs Angeli Chin at 313-3995 or angeli.chin@me.com, or Kylee Pitts at 293-1110 or kyleeap@gmail.com. Susan Bennett David Essel Erik Stafford Keith S Grossman Stephanie Spell


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 19, 201422 Financial FocusProtect Your Retirement Against Market Volatility by Jennifer BaseyAs an investor, youre well aware that, over the short term, the financial markets always move up and down. During your working years, you may feel that you have time to overcome this volatility. And youd be basing these feelings on actual evidence: the longer the investment period, the greater the tendency of the markets to smooth out their performance. But what happens when you retire? Wont you be more susceptible to market movements? You may not be as vulnerable as you might think. In the first place, given our growing awareness of healthier lifestyles, you could easily spend two, or even three, decades in retirement so your investment time frame isnt necessarily going to be that compressed. Nonetheless, its still true that time may well be a more important consideration to you during your retirement years, so you may want to be particularly vigilant about taking steps to help smooth out the effects of market volatility. Toward that end, here are a few suggestions: Allocate your investments among a variety of asset classes. Of course, proper asset allocation is a good investment move at any age, but when youre retired, you want to be especially careful that you dont over-concentrate your investment dollars among just a few assets. Spreading your money among a range of vehicles stocks, bonds, certificates of deposit, government securities and so on can help you avoid taking the full brunt of a downturn that may primarily hit just one type of investment. (Keep in mind, though, that while diversification can help reduce the effects of volatility, it cant assure a profit or protect against loss.) Choose investments that have demonstrated solid performance across many market cycles. As youve probably heard, past performance is no guarantee of future results, and this is true. Nonetheless, you can help improve your outlook by owning quality investments. So when investing n stocks, choose those that have actual earnings and a track record of earnings growth. If you invest in fixed-income vehicles, pick those that are considered investment grade. Dont make emotional decisions. At various times during your retirement, you will, in all likelihood, witness some sharp drops in the market. Try to avoid overreacting to these downturns, which will probably just be normal market corrections. If you can keep your emotions out of investing, you will be less likely to make moves such as selling quality investments merely because their price is temporarily down. Dont try to time the market. You may be tempted to take advantage of volatility by looking for opportunities to buy low and sell high. In theory, this is a fine idea but, unfortunately, no one can really predict market highs or lows. Youll probably be better off by consistently investing the same amount of money into the same investments. Over time, this method of investing may result in lower per-share costs. However, as is the case with diversification, this type of systematic investing wont guarantee a profit or protect against loss, and youll need to be willing to keep investing when share prices are declining. Its probably natural to get somewhat more apprehensive about market volatility during your retirement years. But taking the steps described above can help you navigate the sometimes choppy waters of the financial world. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. AppleJuiceSome Tips For Using Your Apple Mac Computerby Carol Rooksby Weidlich, President, SWACKSIn todays world of electronics, there is so much happening and changing every day that its sometimes hard to keep up, much less remember some of the basics of using your Apple Mac computer. Here are a few tips for both new Mac users and those of us who go back many years with the Mac: Quick Tip: Switch Apps and Hide Previous When switching apps using the Dock, hold down the Option key. The app you were using will become hidden and the new app will move to the front. Make Sure Your Mac Is Always Up To Date Up-to-date operating systems and programs are much better at keeping out hackers, and updates can include other helpful fixes for problems as well. Take A Screen Shot Press Command, Shift and the number 3 all at the same time. The screen shot should pop up on your desktop. Capture A Portion Of The Screen To capture a portion of the screen, hold down Command, Shift and 4. This will change your cursor into a cross hair. Click and select the area you want captured and youre all set once you release your click.Does Your Dock Get In The Way? To hide your dock, press Command, Option and D at the same time. Use the exact same command to bring your dock back. Create A New Event While In Message When typing a text message, typing a time or a date will underline the date and/ or time. Tap the underlined text, a menu will open with the option to Create Event. Tap that and you now have a calendar event with that subject. Workshops are held the second Tuesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m., and meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. (with the exception of July and August) at Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Road in Fort Myers. For more information on the South West Florida Apple Computer Knowledge Society, visit www.swacks.org. Doctor and DieticianAlways Feeling Hot? You May Need To Eat More Carbsby Ross Hauser, MD and Marion Hauser, MS, RDOne of the key variables in determining what types of food are best for each persons individual physiology is venous blood pH. You may recall talking about pH in chemistry class in high school. The pH is the level of acidity or alkalinity in the blood. We have performed a lot of research on this topic and found that subtle changes in blood pH can have profound effects on your overall health, wellness, energy, pain, weight and, yes, body temperature. Every cell of the body requires enzymes to function properly. Enzymes are pH dependent, requiring levels to be within a very narrow range for their optimal physiological function. A pH level outside of normal range will cause enzymes to work more slowly or not at all. Many factors can change the blood pH. Temperature, as well as the food that we eat, can alter our blood pH levels. What is the temperature food pH connection? Hot weather causes the blood pH to increase or become more alkaline. We have proven this concept by testing the blood pH of five patients (ironman triathletes, no less) who were subjected to a hyperthermia chamber and monitored. As body temperatures rose, so did blood pH. Thus, people who live in warm climates such as Southwest Florida tend toward alkaline blood. Listen to your body. If you typically feel hotter than the average person, then chances are you have alkaline blood. Eating the right food for your individual diet type is key to maintaining optimal health. Not everyone has the same blood pH. Thus, not everyone should be eating the same foods. We call this the Hauser Diet principle and have written a book about it. Someone who feels hot, with alkaline blood, should eat foods that acidify, thus bring the blood pH down to normal. Foods that lower the blood pH are carbohydrates, coffee, fruit and alcohol. This doesnt mean you should start sipping pina coladas! It means that a more vegetarian-based diet will help balance your blood pH. This means eating a diet that consists primarily of complex carbohydrates such as vegetables, whole grains, a few fruits and consuming less protein and fats, which have the opposite effect. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Caring Medical and Rehabilitation Services has two locations: one in Oak Park, Illinois, and one in Fort Myers. It was established in 1991 by Ross Hauser, MD, and Marion Hauser, MS, RD. They can be reached at info@caringmedical.com. Social Services Classes OfferedCommunity Cooperative announced the expansion of social services classes available for clients in the Fort Myers Beach community at the Gods Table Outreach facility located at the Chapel by the Sea Church. Community Cooperative merged in June 2014 to provide additional services to the increasing numbers of clients located in Fort Myers Beach. We have partnered with various local agencies to provide educational and outreach classes, including assistance from the Veterans Health Administration, the Saint Vincent DePaul Society, Job Link Employment Search by Goodwill Industries, Bike Safety and Life Coaching with JoEllen Keller, the Caf Education Director at Community Cooperative, said Roger Mercado, division director of Social Services and Education. These classes infuse our holistic approach to fighting hunger and homelessness within our community. Each month, Community Cooperative offers a full calendar of classes at our MLK campus and our Cape Coral campus. For a full list of the classes offered, or to find more information on the programs, visit www.ccmileecounty.com. For more information, call 332-7687 or visit www.ccmileecounty.com.


23 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 deaRPharmacistNatural Cures For What Ails Youby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers: Mother Nature has provided us with a beautiful medicine cabinet. In it, we find foods, herbal extracts and vitamins or minerals that reduce pain and promote health. Consider any of the following items in my list for what ails you. Of course, make sure your approves of you eating or taking something new. So, what ails you? High Blood Pressure Celery is delicious to dip in hummus, but its a great way to reduce your crave for salt. That lowers blood pressure. Also, the celery seeds contain compounds like apigenin and isoquerticin, which cause your blood vessels to expand, and that lowers blood pressure. Celery is a mild, natural diuretic. It decreases the uric acid your body makes so it could help with gout, too. Memory Loss More classically used for depression and fatigue, Panax ginseng is great for memory and focus concerns. Approved abroad, ginseng is used standardly as a tonic for declining concentration. It protects a portion of the brain known as the hippocampus from the effects of high stress hormones like cortisol. For that reason it helps with physical stamina and endurance. Menstrual Pain and Bloating Fennel which smells like licorice is the herb to consider here. It helps relax your gastrointestinal tract and reduce bloating and gas, even in kids. Fennel was shown in studies to help reduce menstrual problems such as cramps too. You can buy commercially prepared extracts, or just take the seeds and boil about a half-teaspoon of crushed seeds and steep in hot water for 20 minutes; strain, sweeten and sip a cup. Of particular importance, avoiding sugar and intestinal fungal growth will help with this too, since yeast can cause major digestive bloating. Hot Flashes Red clover is a plant that contains high amounts of phytoestrogens (plant based estrogens also called isoflavones). Supplements and extracts of red clover may reduce the intensity and frequency of hot flashes. Natural vitamin E is helpful, too. Hemorrhoids or Colon Problems Ask your practitioner about oat straw because one of the most studied benefits of this is its ability to fight colon cancer. If you are constipated, oat straw can help regulate digestion and loosen hard stool. Youll need probiotics for this, too. Oat straw contains all kinds of vitamins and compounds including silica which is needed to create healthy veins, arteries as well as nails, skin and hair. Migraines Staying hydrated will reduce your frequency of migraines, including ocular migraines. Studies have repeatedly shown that high-quality magnesium supplements (like chelated forms) can reduce frequency and severity of migraines. Riboflavin can be beneficial too. Reducing high histamine foods will be enormously helpful. Theres more about this in my #1 Amazon best-selling book, Headache Free. Migraine sufferers seem to just live with their pain, but I must caution you, if your head pain changes suddenly or intensifies in a way that is severe or abnormal, always seek medical attention. 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. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, My wife and I are very elderly, and we have many conditions that could be troublesome but with good medical care we are enjoying our lives. We moved into a nice apartment complex with many caring neighbors around us. One thing we dont like these caring neighbors are always giving us medical advice. Their friends died with the same condition we have, or their friends are bedridden with the same illness we have, or a friend had to have a leg amputated because of my problem. What do we say to shut them up? Malcom Dear Malcom, I do not know why people are so thoughtless with their remarks. Years ago while I was working in hospitals I would hear what visitors said to patients and I was appalled. A person struggling to live would be told how terrible they looked and the visitor would suggest to them that they should just get another doctor. A dying patient would be told, Your color is terrible, why are you so yellow? In an apartment complex where you live you want to keep friends. I suggest when you hear a remark you immediately say, My doctor is great, he/she is doing a fine job and I am satisfied with my care. Then try to talk about the floods or the money system in China. Lizzie Dear Malcom, Lizzie makes a great point, living in a community setting you will always bump into your advisors and certainly you want to maintain a friendship with them. So, your situation requires diplomacy. Having a pat, well-rehearsed comment on the tip of your tongue should work well: Bill, thanks you so much for your concern. My physician knows all about it. Have you seen any new movies lately? Being kind but redirecting the focus of your advisors helps keep them friendly but out of your personal business. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Agency Helps Entrepreneur Secure LoanThe Womens Fund of Southwest Florida has connected Carleen McIlveen, owner of Imagine by Carleen, with a $5,000, zero-percent interest loan for business development. Kiva Zip is a program that uses mobile and electronic payment technology to crowd-fund direct, zero-percent interest loans to financially excluded, yet socially impactful entrepreneurs. Imagine by Carleen is a full-service day spa in Cape Coral and is the second business to receive a Kiva Zip loan endorsed by The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida. McIlveen reached her loan goal in less than 48 hours by attracting 34 lenders, including The Womens Fund. Imagine by Carleen expects to attract new clients from the Kiva Zip exposure to an expanded market. I am honored to be connected with The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida and Kiva, not only for the expansion of my business, but also as a small business woman entrepreneur that can someday help or be an inspiration for someone else just like me, stated McIlveen. This loan will help me make a difference in the community, enabling our services to be offered to some people who are most in need and otherwise not physically able to navigate to our current second floor location. This is a winwin for all involved and I am humbled by the incredible support I am receiving to move forward with my business plan. The loans are crowd-funded on Kiva Zips website, where anyone with an Internet connection can lend as little as $5 to a borrower of his or her choice. One of the principal aims of the program is to expand access to business capital. To view McIlveens Kiva Zip profile, visit www.zip.kiva.org/loans/6402. Every day, thousands of small business loan applications are denied by lending institutions. In contrast to traditional banks, Kiva Zip loans are made based on character and trust, rather than credit score or collateral, said Brenda Tate, president of The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida. The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida is currently accepting Kiva Zip client referrals from SCORE counselors, Small Business Develop Centers (SBDC), local banks and other resource partners. These are organizations with pre-existing relationships with entrepreneurs in need of loan capital. The Kiva Zip model aims to leverage those relationships by enabling The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida to become their Kiva Zip Trustee. As a trustee, The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida will help empower entrepreneurs to access Kiva Zip loans by publicly vouching for their character and business concept. For information on how to refer a client to The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida for a Kiva Zip loan, go to www.womensfundflorida.org/kivazip. Carleen McIlveen, Imagine by Carleen owner Walk To End AlzheimersThe Alzheimers Association Walk To End Alzheimers is a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Walk to End Alzheimers will take place on Saturday, October 25 at Centennial Park in Fort Myers. Nearly 500 people from the Lee County are expected at this years event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimers disease. Walk To End Alzheimers participants will complete a 2.5-mile walk, learn about Alzheimers disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical trial enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimers Association. Participants will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimers disease. Start or join a team today at www.alz.org/walk or call 405-7008. The Walk To End Alzheimers will be held at Centennial Park, 2000 West First Street in Fort Myers. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Tiffany Kane at 405-7008, email walk@alzflgulf.org or go to www.alz.org/walk.


THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 19, 201424 6th Annual Italian Fest Returns To The AllianceIf you have a craving for some great Italian food, along with a desire to help a local charity, be sure to attend the Rotary Club of Fort Myers 6th annual Italian Fest on Sunday, October 26 at the Alliance for the Arts. Italian Fest is glad to welcome back A Touch of Italy, LaMottas Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, Marios Meat Market, University Grill and Queenies Ice Cream along with first-time participant McGregor Pizza. Each of these restaurants will be dishing up a great menu of Italian food at affordable prices for the benefit of the Fort Myers Rotary Club Foundation and its primary beneficiary the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. The festivities begin promptly at 11 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m. Fun family activities are plentiful and will include a coloring contest, spaghetti eating contest, bounce houses, slides and more. Italian Fest will be held on Sunday, October 26 at the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers, on the corner of McGregor and Colonial. Blankets and chairs are allowed, however, coolers are prohibited. Event proceeds will benefit the Fort Myers Rotary Club Foundation and the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida.This event is generously sponsored by Lee Memorial Health Systems, Progressive Builders, Honc Industries, Florida Weekly and Lee County Sheriffs Department. For event details, visit www.FortMyersItalianFest.org or call 332-8158. People attending last years Italian Festival at the Alliance for the Arts Itialian Festival performers Children at the spaghetti eating contest Great food and beverages will be enjoyed at the Italian Festival Officer Of The Year Finalists AnnouncedThe finalists for the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South Officer of the Year have been chosen and they, along with nominees from seven local law enforcement agencies, will be recognized at the inaugural Law and Order Ball on October 10 at 6 p.m. at Harborside Event Center. Tickets are now on sale for this black tie-optional gala. In a blind judging process wherein the identity and department of each nominee was not revealed, judges from the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South Foundation selected the following finalists, all from Fort Myers Police Department: Officer Yvetta Dominique, Officer Bryan Fuller, Detective Richard Meeks, Officer Christopher Scavo and Officer Robert Vega. The Officer of the Year will receive a custom designed piece created by Rotarian Mark Loren of Mark Loren Designs. The foundation chose well rounded law enforcement officers who have exceeded the duty requirements of his or her position, demonstrated a commitment to exceptional service and achieved outstanding professional accomplishments. Consideration was given for acts of valor. Nominations were provided by the following agencies based on professional achievements, dedication to duty, acts of valor, selflessness, exemplary performance in community policing and other criteria: Cape Coral Police Department, Florida Gulf Coast University Police, Florida SouthWestern State College Police, Fort Myers Police Department, Lee County Port Authority Police, Lee County Sheriffs Office and Sanibel Police Department. Rotary Club of Fort Myers South Foundation established the Law and Order Ball to recognize and celebrate public safetys finest officers who represent our local law enforcement agencies. It is the foundations belief that selecting an Officer of the Year from the agency submissions serves to promote public trust and support for the officers and the law enforcement agencies involved. To order tickets for the Law and Order ball, go to www.lawandorderball. org/event/tickets. The evening will feature cocktails and hors doeuvres, a dinner, and silent and live auctions. Entertainment will be provided by the local band Alter Ego, featuring retired Assistant U.S. Attorney Doug Molloy. Rotary Club of Fort Myers South has more than 130 members who are among the 1.3 million Rotarians worldwide. Meetings are held each Monday at 12 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza, 13051 Bell Tower Drive. For more information, visit www.rotarysouth.org. Gulf Coast Writers Association MeetingOn Saturday, September 20, the Gulf Coast Writers Association will conduct their next meeting from 10 a.m. to noon at Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Road in Fort Myers. The guest speaker will be Tom Hayden, discussing the topic how journalism has changed in the last 30 years and the challenges in writing editorials as opposed to news stories. Hayden, 57, is the community conversations editor of the Fort Myers NewsPress, writes and coordinates editorials and opinion pieces for the Views section of the paper as well as doing many digital projects. Before taking on his current position two years ago, he was Cape Coral editor for 11 years, and sports editor of the paper for five years before that. Hayden grew up in Lafayette, Indiana, and began his professional career as a police reporter and sports writer for the Muncie Evening Press in 1980, followed by stints after graduation at the Marion (Ind.) Chronicle-Tribune and the North Hills News Record near Pittsburgh before moving to Florida. Admission for GCWA members and first-time visitors is free; guests are $5. For more information, call 247-4515 or visit www.gulfwriters.org. Tom Hayden


PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. ASTRONOMY: Which planet in our solar system is closest in size to Earth? 2. TELEVISION: Who is the voice of Moe the bartender on The Simpsons? 3. MOVIES: In which movie did Bill Murray deliver the line, Well, theres something you dont see every day? 4. MYTHOLOGY: In Greek mythology, who rules the underworld? 5. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Which U.S. president served the shortest tenure in history? 6. LITERATURE: When was the novel Goodbye, Columbus by Phillip Roth published? 7. FOOD & DRINK: What kind of food is a peanut? 8. GEOGRAPHY: How much of the Earths surface is covered by the oceans? 9. LANGUAGE: What is another name for a lexicon? 10. MATH: How many different letters are used in Roman numerals? TRIVIA TEST 1. Venus equatorial diameter is about 95 percent the size of Earths. 2. Hank Azaria. 3. Ghostbusters, in reference to the giant Stay-Puft marshmallow man 4. Hades 5. William Henry Harrison died of pneumonia only 32 days after taking of ce. 6. 1959 7. A legume 8. 71 percent 9. Dictionary 10. Seven. ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 My Stars FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An offer to help with a stalled project should reassure you that you have a workable plan in spite of the problems in getting it up and running. The weeks end brings more positive news. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A past problem about a workplace situation reemerges early in the week. Talking things out helps ease tensions by midweek, but some hurt feelings could linger a few more days. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Optimistic aspects dominate your efforts. However, expect to confront some criticism, some of which might be valid, so keep an open mind. But overall, its your views that will count. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Social interaction with new people, especially on the job, could be a bit strained in the early part of the week. But the awkwardness passes as you get to know each other better. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Expect news about a follow-up to a workplace change that could make a difference in your career path. Meanwhile, new friends widen the circle for all you Social Lions who love to party. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Enjoy your well-earned plaudits for a job well done. But be aware that some people might not share your colleagues admiration, and you might have to work harder to win them over. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Its a good week to recheck your probably already overlong to do list and decide what to keep and what to discard. Lose the clutter and focus your energy on whats really important. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) This is a good time to take a new perspective on what youve been offered. Expanding your view could help to uncover any plusses or minuses that werent apparent at first. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Applying the usual methods to this weeks unique challenges might not work too well. Instead, use your creativity to find a way to resolve any impasse that develops. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) So what if fate throws some obstacles in your path this week? Just keep in mind that the sure-footed and resolute Goat can get past any barrier by focusing on the goals up ahead. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) This week calls for better communication with people in both your private life and the workplace. Start by asking questions, and then pay close attention to the answers. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Potentially beneficial workplace changes could be closer than you realize. Make sure you know whats going on so that youre not left high and dry when the good things happen. BORN THIS WEEK: Youre not timid about pushing to have your aims realized once youve set your mind to accomplishing your goals. On Sept. 28, 1542, Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sails into presentday San Diego Bay during his explorations on behalf of Spain. Despite his reports of the appealing California coastline, the first Spanish settlement was not established in California for more than 200 years, when Father Junipero Serra founded his mission at San Diego in 1769. On Sept. 26, 1820, the great pioneering frontiersman Daniel Boone dies in Missouri. The indefatigable voyager was 86. Boone was a symbol of the western pioneering spirit for many Americans. Ironically, though, he lost his Kentucky land holdings by failing to properly register them. On Sept. 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issues a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which sets a date (Jan. 1, 1863) for the freedom of more than 3 million black slaves in the United States and recasts the Civil War as a fight against slavery. On Sept. 23, 1908, a game between the New York Giants and Chicago Cubs ends in 1-1 tie after a controversial call at second base. The officials ruled that Giants first baseman Fred Merkle was out because he failed to touch second base, a call that has been disputed ever since. On Sept. 27, 1930, Atlanta golfer Bobby Jones wins his fourth major tournament of the year, making him the first person ever to win the Grand Slam of golf. Jones had the picture-perfect swing of every golfers dreams, despite never having taken a lesson. On Sept. 25, 1959, mob assassins shoot and kill Anthony Carfano, known as Little Augie Pisano, in New York City on the orders of crime figure Meyer Lansky. Lansky was estimated to have accumulated as much as $300 million in ill-gotten gains by the 1970s. He had an eighth-grade education, which put him far ahead of many other criminals. On Sept. 24, 1975, Three Days of the Condor, a political thriller starring Robert Redford, opens in theaters. Redford played a low-level C.I.A. employee being stalked by an assassin. The film was based on the novel Six Days of the Condor by James Grady. It was 19th-century Cuban poet and revolutionary Jose Marti who made the following sage observation: Barricades of ideas are worth more than barricades of stones. When you think of dangerous occupations, the jobs that immediately come to mind are probably firefighter and police officer. You might be surprised to learn, then, that in New York City, the fatality rate for garbage collectors is twice as high as it is for members of the NYPD. A pregnant goldfish is known as a twit. The U.S. Open, which takes place at the end of summer every year, is one of the oldest tennis championships in the world, beginning in 1881 with a mens singles competition. The modern competition, of course, now includes mens and womens singles, mens and womens doubles and mixed doubles. Thats a lot of tennis -and a lot of balls. During the two weeks of the championship, approximately 70,000 tennis balls are used. In 2012, at a hospital in Ireland, twin girls set a Guinness World Record when they were born 87 days apart -and they confounded medical experts gloomy prognosis by both surviving. If you make a serious study of Hungarian gypsies, you probably already know that youre a tziganologist. The flag of Ireland and the flag of Cote dIvoire are nearly identical, with vertical stripes of green, white and orange. There are only two minor differences: 1) The Irish flag has the green stripe on the left and the orange stripe on the right, while Cote dIvoire has the two colors reversed; and 2) the Irish flag is slightly longer. The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his. -Gen. George Patton THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY SPORTS QUIZ 1. When was the last time four players were elected in the same year by the Baseball Writers Association of America to the Hall of Fame? 2. In their first 10 seasons in the major leagues, how many times did the Arizona Diamondbacks win at least 90 games? 3. Who was the last wide receiver to win a Heisman Trophy? 4. How many consecutive seasons did Dwight Howard lead the NBA in defensive rebounds before the Clippers DeAndre Jordan took the top spot in 2013-14? 5. The Boston Bruins won the Presidents Trophy in the 2013-14 season for the best NHL regular-season record. How many other times have the Bruins won it? 6. Who was the last U.S. mens hockey player before Phil Kessel in 2014 to have a hat trick in an Olympic hockey game? 7. In 2014, Noh Seung-yul became the fourth male South Korean to win a PGA Tour event. Name two of the first three. ANSWERS 1. It was 1955. 2. Four times (1999, 2001, ). 3. Michigans Desmond Howard, in 1991. 4. Six seasons. 5. Once, in the 1989-90 season. 6. John LeClair, in 2002. 7. K.J. Choi, Yang Yong-eun and Bae Sang-moon.


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Please Email resume to mysanibelresume@gmail.com NS 9/19 CC 9/19 SERVICES OFFEREDDEBBIE DOES...*Residential Cleaning *Home Watching *Power Washing *Interior Painting Call Debbie 239-470-2294 NS 9/19 CC 9/26 ANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDIsland resident needs 3/2 or 2/2 for annual or multi annual lease. Current home being sold. 11/1 move in Jim 322-8642.NS 9/19 CC 9/26 ANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDANNUAL LEASE WANTEDAirline Professional seeks long term/ annual lease or housesitting arrangement. Have primary residence and will only be in town 5-7 days a month. Former Sanibel resident. Flying international routes monthly. Impeccable references,current landlord reference and W-2 provided upon request. Nonsmoker/Nondrinker/No Pets/ No Roommates/No Parties/Immaculate. Employed 41 years by same company. Ideal situation for homeowner who wants to travel the world. I will forward mail to you. Send photos and terms to paris ygirl@hotmail.com NS 9/19 CC 9/26 ANNUAL RENTALRE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN ANNUAL RENTALS ON SANIBEL ISLAND2/1 condo in Captains Walk on east end. Newly remodeled. Sorry,no pets. $1,500/month Contact Bridgit @ 239-728-1920NS 9/19 CCTFN ANNUAL RENTALSPlease call for details472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Helping People Become Islanders for Years!! RS 9/19 BM TFNWATER FRONT HOMEThis quiet peaceful location is true Island living. Boat dock, access to Bay and Gulf. 4 Bedrooms, 2 bath UF piling home.A must see! $3,200/mo.


29 THE RIVER SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO:IslandSunNews.comCLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS The Island Sun and The River Weekly NewsAlways on the table, and online, with everything you need to know about your community. NEWSPAPERSanibel & Captiva IslandsTHEIVER RF Bbtn Rf Dnt r F MnWEEKLY NEWS Serving Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers since 1993 Phone 395-1213 or 415-7732 Pick up a copy or go to IslandSunNews.com. Click on Read the Island Sun or The River Weeklywww.IslandSunNews.com GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION GARAGE SALESAT., SEPT. 20, 9-2 PM 249 PALM LAKE 4 FAMILY LOTS OF STUFFNS 9/19 CC 9/19 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 9/5 CC 11/28 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITYThe Sunshine Ambassador Program is a new and exciting volunteer opportunity offered at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida located within HealthPark Medical Center. The Sunshine Ambassadors will greet, assist and be a positive rst point of contact for patients, families and visitors entering the hospital. The Ambassadors also make a difference to families by providing educational and healthful resources to assist in GRANDparenting for GRANDchildren. We are currently seeking year-round volunteers to work one 4-hour shift Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. If you would be interested in learning more about this wonderful new opportunity, please contact Lisa Ellinwood, Volunteer Resources Coordinator at 239-343-5062 at the Golisano Childrens Hospital.NS 2/8 NC TFN HELP WANTED


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 19, 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 Leroy. Im a 3-year-old neutered male blackand-white American Staffordshire Terrier mix. This photo makes me look like Im all dressed up and ready for my prom date to arrive. Im really waiting for you to arrive and take me home! If I was in high school, Id surely be one of the popular guys. Im handsome, athletic, smart and have a bubbly personality. Im just an all around nice guy! My adoption fee is $15 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Fill Your Empty Nest adoption promotion. Hello, my name is Donatello. Im a 4-month-old neutered male brown tabby domestic short hair. Im not an famous sculptor or a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. I am a terribly cute kitten, though. I promise to provide loads of companionship and tons of entertainment... so how about making me a part of your family? 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. Donatello ID# 591046 Leroy ID# 592125


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