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en-USFREEen-USTake Me en-US Home VOL. 17, NO. 12 en-USMARCH 23, 2018en-USFrom the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort Myers Weather en-US en-US and Tidesen-US page 36en-USFSW To Host en-US Worlds Most en-US Prolific Painteren-USFen-USlorida SouthWestern (FSW) State en-US College will present Steve KEENE: en-US 57 Miles or 455 Furlongs a newly en-US commissioned, site-specific installation en-US at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery by en-US the Worlds Most Prolific Painter from en-US April 12 to June 9. A public opening en-US and reception will be held on Thursday, en-US April 12 from 6 to 8 p.m.en-US Dubbed the Assembly-Line Picasso en-US by en-US Timeen-US magazine (when his work was en-US featured in 1997) and having created en-US more than 300,000 paintings over the en-US last 35 years, Keene is a Yale University-en-US educated, Brooklyn-based artist who en-US believes in mass-producing hand-painted en-US artworks.en-US Like his exhibition The Miracle Half-en-US Mile at the Santa Monica Museum of en-US Art in 2000 (where Keene completed en-US more than 10,000 pictures over the en-US two-month run of the show), the internaen-US -en-US tionally-acclaimed painter will be worken-US -en-US ing on-site at the Bob Rauschenberg en-US Gallery for two-weeks prior to his en-US opening. Inspired by Rauschenbergs en-US self-contained retrospective The Mile en-US or 2 Furlong Piece (which was world-en-US premiered in three sections at the Bob en-US Rauschenberg Gallery from 1983 to en-US 1986), Keene estimates that his exhausen-US -en-US tive output since the 1990s (if paintings en-US were placed side-by-side) would extend en-US more than 57 miles (or 455 furlongs) in en-US length.en-US Famous among indie-rock fans en-US for designing album covers for bands en-US including Pavement and The Apples in en-US Stereo, Keene has painted instruments, en-US video and concert stage sets, as well as en-US promotional and tour posters for the en-US likes of Soul Coughing, Merzbow, The en-US Klezmatics and the Dave Matthews en-US Band. In addition to features on National en-US Public Radio and in the pages of en-USThe en-US Wall Street Journal, The New York en-US Times, Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, en-US Filter en-US and en-US Spinen-US magazines, the artist en-US has had major solo exhibitions at Moore en-US College of Art in Philadelphia, Rice en-US University in Houston, the Museum en-US Ludwig in Cologne, Germany, the en-US Linden Centre for Contemporary Art en-US in Melbourne, Australia and the Czech en-US Centre in London. Yet, at a monumental en-US and continuous 8 by 200 feet in length, en-US the painters planned installation for en-US Steve KEENE: 57 Miles or 455 Furlongs en-US at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at en-US FSW will be one of his most ambitious en-US and immersive projects to date.en-US This exhibition is made possible by en-US the generous support of the Stanton en-US Storer Embrace the Arts Foundation and en-US The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel.en-US Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at FSW is en-US located at 8099 College Parkway in Fort en-US Myers. For more information, call 489-en-US 9313 or visit www.RauschenbergGallery.en-US com. Steve Keene at work en-USphoto provideden-USOutdoor Film en-US Screening At en-US Estates This Fridayen-USOen-USn Friday, March 23, the Edison & en-US Ford Winter Estates and the Fort en-US Myers Film Festival will screen the en-US film en-US Mullet and Mangrovesen-US on the hisen-US-en-US toric Ford lawn. Gates open at 7 p.m.en-US The film, directed by Ilene Safron en-US of Main Sail Video, shows Cayo Costa en-US Island through the eyes of pioneering en-US fishing families stories from their moden-US -en-US ern-day children. The documentary was en-US a project of the Friends of Cayo Costa en-US State Park and the Barrier Island Parks en-US Society.en-US This is the film festivals eighth year, en-US and we are excited to be a part of it for en-UScontinued on page 20 en-USVisitors at a film screening on the Ford lawn at Edison & Ford Winter Estatesen-US photo provideden-USPirate-Themed Pugen-US en-US Fest At Bell Tower Shops en-USAen-UShoy matey! The always-en-US entertaining Pug Fest en-US at Bell Tower Shops en-US will feature a pirate theme en-US in March, so break out your en-US pooch-sized bandanas, eye en-US patches and tricorne hats for en-US this fun event.en-US Bell Tower Shops, a pet-en-US friendly shopping, dining and en-US entertainment destination in en-US Fort Myers, will again partner en-US with the Gulf Coast Humane en-US Society (GCHS) to hold the en-US 13th annual Pug Fest at en-US the shops Center Court on en-US Saturday, March 24 from 11 en-US a.m. to 2 p.m. en-US Although the event name en-US is Pug Fest, all dog breeds are en-US welcome. Admission is free for en-US spectators, and a $10 donaen-US -en-US tion allows dogs to compete in the pirate-themed costume contest. The three best-en-US dressed dogs will receive prizes. Dog owners also can compete in a pirate-themed en-US costume contest of their own. Other contests for pets include Bobbing for cannon en-US balls and Walking the plank, along with a special trick competition.en-US Music will be provided by DJ Ramo G from 105.5 The Beat. A silent auction, en-US vendor activities and obstacle course round out Pug Fest.en-US This years sponsors include Morningstar, Cat Country 107.1, iHeartMedia and en-US Gulf Coast Humane Society.en-US All proceeds from Pug Fest benefit Gulf Coast Humane Society. For more inforen-US -en-US mation, call 332-0364 or visit en-USThe best-dressed dogs will be awarded prizesen-US photo courtesy Bell Tower Shops


en-USHistoric Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: en-USHotel Transitions en-USby Gerri Reaves, PhDen-USIen-USn 1907, Frank Graham of Brooklyn, New York, bought land en-US across from the Lee County Courthouse on Oak Street en-US (todays Main Street). en-US The parcel stretched along the north side from Monroe to en-US todays Broadway (created in the mid-1920s). en-US He had big plans a 50-room hotel but the property en-US didnt take off, indeed, doesnt seem to have been developed, en-US until after it changed hands several times and came into Alice en-US Tonneliers ownership in January 1913. en-US She was the wife of Peter Tonnelier, who, after arriving in en-US Fort Myers in 1912, became one of the towns biggest propen-US -en-US erty owners and developers. en-US The Tonneliers, and, to some extent, Tonnelier brothers Edward and Henry, en-US were major players in the towns 19-teens boom. en-US Alice went on to become a significant property owner in her own right, both en-US during her husbands life time and after she was widowed in 1932. en-US The hotel location was a promising one, for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroads en-US passenger depot was a stones throw away just across Monroe on the northwest en-US corner. en-US The railroads arrival in Fort Myers in 1904 boosted tourism and the economy en-US in general, particularly agriculture and the citrus industry, for goods could be en-US shipped up north. en-US In addition, the town needed good accommodations for the increasing flow of en-US visitors. en-US In the early 20th century, only a handful of real hotels existed in Fort Myers en-US the Royal Palm, Bradford, River View and Hill House were the main ones supen-US -en-US plemented by boarding house hotels, such as the Florida House and Thorp House. en-US The Hammon was one of several hotels the Tonneliers owned over the years, en-US including the Graystone, the Leon and Grand Central. en-US Late in 1914, the Hammon advertised a single meal for 35 cents and a en-US 21-meal ticket for $7. en-US Within a year or so, it was renamed the Kenmore and greatly expanded and en-US renovated.en-US A two-story addition was designed around a rotunda, and nine additional en-US rooms were built. en-US From the second-floor balcony, guests could enjoy the view of the new county en-US courthouse, completed in 1915. en-US The new rooms were booked prior to opening, suggesting a successful business. en-US It was otherwise a convenient location, with a caf on the corner at Monroe and en-US various stores and businesses within a block and at the hotels ground level. en-US Nevertheless, the hotel was gone by the mid-1940s. Decades ago, a Goodyear en-US store occupied part of the parcel and then was vacant for a time. en-US In 2009, the seven-story Hotel Indigo opened. en-US Walk over to the site of an early 20th century hotel that lay just a hop, skip and en-US a jump from the railroad depot. en-US Then visit the following two research centers to learn more about the many en-US hotels that awaited visitors in Fort Myers through the decades. en-US The Southwest Florida Historical Society is an all-volunteer, non-profit organizaen-US -en-US tion open Wednesday and Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon and Wednesday 4 en-US to 7 p.m. en-US It is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County en-US Alliance for the Arts. Call 939-4044 or visit for en-US more information. en-US The Lee County Black History Society is located at 1936 Henderson Avenue, en-US adjacent to the Williams Academy Museum at Roberto Clemente Park.en-US Hours for the all-volunteer, non-profit organization are Wednesday through Frien-US -en-US day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday by appointment only. en-US For information, call 332-8778 or visit Sources: Archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society, en-US Fort Myers Pressen-US en-US and en-US The Story of Fort Myersen-US by Karl H. Grismer. en-USTHE RIVER en-US MARCH 23, 2018en-US2 en-USToday, Hotel Indigo is located in the approximate spot where the Hammon Hotel, later reen-US -en-US named Kenmore, stood. The Broadway block (right) between Main and First wasnt created until the mid-1920s. en-USphoto by Gerri Reaves en-USThe Hotel Kenmore, circa 1916, was located on Main Street (then called Oak), across from en-US the Lee County Courthouse. Note the storefronts at street level and the absence of Broaden-US way. en-USphoto courtesy SWFL Florida Historical Society PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER 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, call 239-395-1213 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, Sanibel FL 33957. FAX number: 239-395-2299. Email: Email: The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Contributing Writers Jennifer Basey Barbara Cacchione Kay Casperson Suzy Cohen Linda Coin Marcia Feeney Ed Frank Shelley Greggs Tom Hall Marion Hauser, MS, RDRoss Hauser, MD Anne Mitchell Capt. Matt Mitchell Trinette Nelson J. 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en-US3 en-USTHE RIVER MARCH 23, 2018 en-USSub Shop Holding en-US Day Of Giving For en-US Calebs Crusadeen-USJen-USersey Mikes Subs Route 41 will en-US be collecting customer donations en-US during the month of March and en-US hosting its Day of Giving for Calebs en-US Crusade on Wednesday, March 28. en-US Owner Leisha Cherry, who has held an en-US annual proceeds fundraiser for various en-US charities in March for the past 10 years, en-US will be donating all restaurant proceeds en-US from March 28 to Calebs Crusade en-US against childhood cancer.en-US The whole month of March, en-US we take customer donations, which en-US then leads to my 100 percent Day of en-US Giving, said Cherry. Wednesday, en-US March 28th is my 100 Percent Day of en-US Giving. Every single penny that I take en-US in from the time I open at 6:30 a.m. en-US until I close at 9 p.m. will go to Calebs en-US Crusade. Every single cent.en-US Cherrys fundraisers have benefitted en-US Susan G. Komen, Shriners Hospital en-US for Children, Make-A-Wish Foundation, en-US No Kid Hungry Share Our Strength en-US organization, and Golisano Childrens en-US Hospital. This is the second consecutive en-US year that Jersey Mikes has donated en-US to Calebs Crusade, which supports en-US kids fighting cancer and their families en-US through direct patient assistance grants en-US and advocacy.en-US I am trying to raise as much money en-US as I can, said Cherry. Calebs story en-US broke my heart. His parents, Rob and en-US Monique, are tireless champions in en-US helping these families.en-US Jerseys Mikes Subs Route 41 is en-US located at 12377 South Cleveland en-US Avenue, Suite 18 in Fort Myers. To en-US place an order, call ahead at 274-8877 en-US or visit fort-myers-fl. For more information, en-US visit or email en-US en-USHumanen-US en-US Pink Ribbonen-US en-US Event May 12en-USPen-USartners for Breast Cancer Care en-US will hold the Human Pink Ribbon en-US event at Miromar Outlets on en-US Saturday, May 12 at 9 a.m. The en-US event, which was rescheduled due to en-US Hurricane Irma, will take place rain or en-US shine.en-US From 9 to 10 a.m. there will be en-US a Pinktastic VIP Breakfast at Naples en-US Flatbread & Wine Bar for a cost of en-US $20. A portion will benefit Partners en-US for Breast Cancer Care. At 10:45 a.m. en-US there will be a group photograph and en-US participants will receive a Miromar en-US Outlets Savings Booklet.en-US John Davis from WGCU will be the en-US Master of Ceremonies.en-US For more information, contact Janet en-US Darnell at 454-8583 or visit www.en-US en-USLast year, Jersey Mikes Subs Route 41 raised more than $30,000 for Calebs Crusade en-USphotos provided en-USCaleb Robert Whan


THE RIVER MARCH 23, 20184 LUCILLES BOUTIQUEPREMIUM WOMENS CONSIGNMENT15675 McGregor Blvd. Extension Ft. Myers, Florida 33908239-489-3554lucillesboutique@hotmail.comBRING THIS AD IN FOR 10% OFF YOUR PURCHASE F lu Mon Fri 10 to 5 Sat 10 to 4 Consignment by appt. only The American Virtuosi GalaThe American Virtuosi Gala will return to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center on Saturday, March 31. Cocktail hours begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and the concert at 8 p.m. The gala includes a gourmet four-course dinner prepared by Chefs Karen and Mike Gavala of G3 Catering paired with selected wine and classical music from some of todays finest chamber music performers from around the country. The 2018 ensemble features violinist Peter Winograd, violist Jim Griffith, cellist Andres Daz and pianist Wendy Chen, plus special guests violinist Anton Miller, violist Rita Porfiris and French horn player Ryan Little. The American Virtuosi Gala is a fundraiser benefiting the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Centers Eclectic Education programs. Tickets are $125 or $900 for a table for eight. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in downtown Fort Myers. For tickets and more information, visit American Virtuosi Gala photo by Jesi Cason PhotographyAllen Fiske will speak about his journey as a disabled boat captain at the Mound House on Tuesday, March 27. The event, which is part of the Friends of the Mound House speaker series, begins at 5:30 p.m. with refreshments. The talk begins at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Fiske grew up on the water. Born in central Massachusetts, he spent summers on Cape Cod and on Rhode Island beaches. His fascination with sailing took hold early and continued through college and beyond. He owned three sailboats and became a regular sight as a captain on Long Island Sound. Then, at age 36, he was involved in a car accident that left him with paraplegia. He believed his life as a sailor was over. Ironically, at about the same time, a sailor from Newport, Rhode Island, by the name of Harry Horgan became a paraplegic and started Shake-A-Leg, Fiske explained. Horgan developed an accessible sailboat called the Freedom Independence 20. That would become the ticket to Fiskes independence as well. He sailed for a couple of years with Shake-A-Leg in Newport before moving to south Florida. In 1990, Shake-A-Leg opened a branch in Miami. For 12 years, Fiske was outreach director for Shake-A-Leg. Then last year, he was invited to crew for a month-long sail from Boston to Quebec City aboard the Impossible Dream, a 58-foot wheelchair-accessible catamaran, the only boat like it in the United States. We had been invited to join 40 tall ships from around the world and take part in RDV2017, the 150th anniversary celebration of Canada, Fiske said. Today, he still teaches sailing on Miamis Biscayne Bay. We use 10 of the specially designed sailboats and 10 disabled assistant instructors to teach graduate students at the University of Miami who are getting a PhD in physical therapy how to sail, Fiske said. The Mound House is located at 451 Connecticut Street on Fort Myers Beach. For more information, call 765-0865 or visit www.moundhouse. org. Allen Fiske aboard the 58-foot wheelchair-accessible catamaran Impossible Dream photo providedDisability Didnt Keep This Sailor From The Sea


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THE RIVER MARCH 23, 20186 Fort Myers Art: Company To End Season With Guerilla Theater by Tom HallGhostbird Theatre Company will end its sixth season by producing Samuel Becketts Catastrophe as a free piece of guerilla theater on Friday, May 4. The exact location and time, however, will not be disclosed until the last minute. So be alert lest you miss this extraordinary theatrical event. The play involves a limited cast consisting of an actor (the protagonist), who stands motionless on a plinth, and a director, his female assistant and a lighting tech, who mold the abject thespians stance, posture and costume to fit their own personal vision and predilections. Ghostbird describes Catastrophe as a comedy about directing, or more accurately, a play about directorial hell. One of Samuel Becketts more overtly political works, the play can also be viewed as an allegory on the power of totalitarianism and the struggle to oppose it with the protagonist metaphorically representing oppressed people worldwide who are ruled by dictators and autocrats and used as mere pawns in the advancement of their personal, socio-economic and political agendas. In fact, Beckett dedicated Catastrophe to a Czech playwright by the name of Vaclev Havel, who was imprisoned several times for his dissident political views (with the longest occurring from May of 1979 to February of 1983). Another popular interpretation postulates a simile between theater and divine creation, with Catastrophe functioning as a satire of the creator/ artist/directors right, power and prerogative to control the work thus have created. Becketts version of the play contemplates the actor as an elderly man, but a number of theater companies have raised variations on these themes by recasting the protagonist as a beautiful young woman [think, #metoo or #timesup] or a black actor, who the director and his assistant attempt to make as white as possible. Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) is widely recognized as one of the greatest dramatists of the 20th century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969. He is most renowned for his play Waiting for Godot, which launched his career in theatre. He then went on to write numerous successful full-length plays, including Endgame in 1957, Krapps Last Tape in 1958 and Happy Days in 1960. Beckett received his first commission for radio from the BBC in 1956 for All That Fall This was followed by a further five plays for radio including Embers, Words and Music and Cascando Like no other dramatist before him, Becketts works capture the pathos and ironies of modern life yet still maintain his faith in mans capacity for compassion and survival no matter how absurd his environment may have become. Ghostbird has not given any intimation of what, if any, interpretations, modifications or surprises it may have in store relative to their guerilla theater performance of the four-page, one-act play. However, it is likely that the site it chooses for Catastrophe will bear on the interpretation Ghostbird brings to bear. Ghostbird is the only theater company in the American South devoted to site-specific work. And its precisely because Ghostbird works hard to partner with just the right venue for each of its productions that it has been recognized as one of the 10 best companies in Florida for live theater. With shows such as ORBS! and The Perfect Island of Dr Teed (held at Koreshan State Historic Site in Estero), Writing Shadows (staged at the historic Langford-Kingston Home in the downtown Fort Myers River District) Antigonick (staged at artist Marcus Jansens warehouse-based art studio in Fort Myers), No. 27 (performed at Bonita Springs historic Shangri-La Springs) and The Chicken Play (performed outdoors under the super moon and inside the screened pavilion at the Happehatchee Center in Estero), Ghostbird has taken tremendous strides in just the past two seasons in developing performances in which the play and setting converse with one another. The experimental theatre company takes its name from a swamp-dwelling ivory-billed woodpecker once thought to be extinct, but which has been spotted sporadically over the past two decades. Drawing upon the elusiveness, mystery and magic of its namesake, Ghostbird Theatre seeks to draw its audiences into those deep spiritual woods where they can discover loss, beauty, communion, reconciliation and hope. For more information, visit www. Tom Hall is both an amateur artist and aspiring novelist who writes art quest thrillers. He is in the final stages of completing his debut novel titled Art Detective A former tax attorney, he lives in Estero with his fianc and their four cats. image courtesy R EAL E STATE E XPERTr fntbf Cathie Lewis, Realtorfrftr b Easter Parade Of Pets March 30The Cape Coral Animal Shelter and Fathoms Restaurant will host a special Easter Yappy Hour on Friday, March 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. The Easter-themed program will include a best doggie Easter bonnet contest, 50/50 and raffle basket and an Easter parade. The evening festivities will also have live music provided by Bobby Blakey. The Cape Coral Animal Shelter is currently fundraising to create a nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter. Fathoms Restaurant and Bar will be providing beer and wine for the nonprofit organization to receive all proceeds to help fund the building of a shelter for pets in need. The monthly event Yappy Hour is an ongoing event held the last Friday each month. It allows pets and their owners to appreciate an evening of outdoor entertainment. Each month will focus on a different theme for attendees with their pets. Fathoms Restaurant and Bar is located at 5785 Cape Harbour Drive in Cape Coral. Cape Coral Animal Shelter is being proposed to be built off of Santa Barbara Boulevard. For more information on the shelter, visit www.


7 THE RIVER MARCH 23, 2018Green Wave Palooza To Support BandFunktastic Green Wave Palooza will be held at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon on Thursday, March 29 from 6 to 10 p.m. The fundraising concert and silent auction will feature benefit recipient Fort Myers High School Green Wave Jazz Band followed by headliner Reverend Barry and the Funk. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students in ninth grade and older. Tickets are available from any music student or through NBC-2 anchor Peter Busch will be master of ceremonies. Our award-winning marching band has been invited to participate in the McDonalds Thanksgiving Parade alongside some of the nations best entertainment, said John Wilkerson, EdS, Fort Myers High School director of bands. Our Green Wave Band program must raise more than $250,000 to cover the travel costs for the participating students. This is our first major fundraiser. Reverend Barry and the Funk is one of the fastest-rising buzzworthy acts in the state Florida. Fueled by their recent No. 1 global position on Reverbnations funk charts after the release of their debut album SxyGdLuv the eight-piece band is now headlining festivals and larger venues around the state. The band features Grammy-nominated keyboardist Jayar Mack (from the Latin Jazz group CINTRON), Grammy-nominated drummer Ray Williams (Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder) and eight-time Grammynominated vocalist Yaya Diamond (for her work with Walter Clyde Orange of The Commodores). Their high-energy performance features original music and true-to-the-original cover versions of funk and soul classics from Earth, Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, Commodores, Kool & the Gang, Prince, James Brown, Jackson 5, Rick James, Aretha Franklin and more. The Green Wave music ensemble programs have received a number of awards in 2017 and 2018 including Florida Bandmasters Association superior ratings for marching band, jazz band, wind ensemble band and solo and ensembles. The Green Wave winter guard received superior rating from the Florida Federation of Color guards. Green Wave Band Boosters is a nonprofit organization that is committed to morally and financially support the Green Wave music ensemble programs at Fort Myers High School. The programs include marching band, dance, color guard, jazz band, wind ensemble, orchestra, winter guard and concert band. The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon is located at 2158 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. For more information go to or contact co-chair Robin Mixon at 872-3273 or Alliance Youth Theatre Plays To Be Held In AprilThe Alliance for the Arts Youth Theatre presents Freckleface Strawberry and Spamalot this April. Seating is general admission and ticket prices range from $10 to $20. I believe the arts inspire a sense of purpose in children that follows them as they grow up, said Carmen Crussard, youth theatre director. I understand the importance of math and science and other subjects that promote industry. But the arts promote humanity, kindness and relationships. This is where kids learn how to be team players, problem solvers, collaborators and good friends. Performances for Freckleface Strawberry by Julianne Moore will be held on Friday, April 13 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 14 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.: and Sunday, April 15 at 3 p.m. Freckleface Strawberry will do continued on page 8 Reverend Barry and the Funk photos provided To learn more about our customer services and convenient locations, please visit or call 239.466.1800. An Equal Housing Lender | Member FDIC | Bank of the Islands is an office of Edison National Bank. Larry & Cissy Turbeville, Owners and Bo Turbeville, President, Accent Business ProductsWE MAKE BANKING ABOUT YOU! Edison National Bank has been our valued business partner for more than 20 years. Our companies share local roots, and many of the same business values, including a belief that people are the most important asset of any company. The team is approachable, accessible and truly invested in the community, as well as in their relationships with customers. They make banking about you!It is refreshing to work with local decision makers and feel genuinely appreciated as customers.


en-USAlong The Riveren-USTen-UShe 8th annual en-USFort Myers Film en-US Festivalen-US, which began with an en-US opening night red carpet gala en-US On March 21, is showing local film en-US programming at Sidney & Berne Davis en-US Art Center this Thursday through Sunday, en-US March 22 to 25. On March 23, there en-US will be a Friday night gala with drinks, en-US mingling and musical entertainment with en-US local and international filmmakers prior to en-US the featured movie. en-US The Friends of Cayo Costa and en-US Barrier Island Park Society will present en-US their new film en-USMulletts & Mangroves II en-US History of Cayo Costaen-US at the Edison en-US & Ford Winter Estates this Friday, en-US March 23. Doors open at 7 p.m. The en-US film begins at 7:45 p.m.en-US Mullet & Mangroves IIen-US is the latest en-US production of a two-part documentary en-US and will view Cayo Costa Island en-US through the eyes of pioneering fishing en-US families and modern day children. en-US The film will be preceded by a short en-US historical film about the contributions en-US of Tom Smoot to the Edison & Ford en-US Winter Estates.en-US Local programming will also begin at en-US the Alliance for the Arts this Saturday, en-US March 24, and IMAG from March 23 en-US to 25.en-US Champagne & Dessert Awards Gala en-US Dinner will be held at the Broadway en-US Palm this Sunday, March 25. The gala en-US is where the Fort Myers Film Festival en-US will honor the winners with a showing en-US of one award-winning film. Tickets are en-US $15 each. The official afterparty follows en-US at the Twisted Vine in Fort Myers for en-US song, dance and more libations.en-US For more information, visit www.en-US Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center en-US is located at 2301 First Street in Fort en-US Myers. The Edison & Ford Winter en-US Estates is located at 2350 McGregor en-US Boulevard in Fort Myers. Alliance for en-US the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor en-US Boulevard in Fort Myers. IMAG is en-US located at 2000 Cranford Avenue in en-US Fort Myers. Broadway Palm is located en-US at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort en-US Myers.en-US The en-US San Carlos Bay Sail & en-US Power Squadronen-US a 501(c)3 non-profit en-US organization, will be holding a en-USyard en-US saleen-US at its classroom site this Saturday, en-US March 24 from 8 a.m. to noon. Many en-US boating items will be included in the en-US sale en-US The squadron is located at 16048 en-US San Carlos Boulevard in Fort Myers.en-US Six homes in en-UShistoric Dean en-US Parken-US near downtown Fort Myers will en-US showcase Southwestern Florida history en-US and Craftsman-style architecture when en-US they are en-USopen to the public en-USthis en-US Saturday, March 24 from noon to 4 en-US p.m.en-US Dean Park, just east of downtown en-US Fort Myers, was designated a historic en-US district in 1997 and named to the en-US National Register of Historic Places in en-US 2013. It was the vision of John Morgan en-US Dean, a wealthy developer from Rhode en-US Island, who began building homes in en-US the neighborhood in 1916 and recorded en-US Dean Park as one of the citys earliest en-US subdivisions in 1920.en-US The houses on the tour include en-US Shangri-La, an old Florida style home en-US built on Billys Creek in 1922, and the en-US elegant Robb house, built on Rhode en-US Island Avenue in the English Arts and en-US Crafts style by Virgil C. Robb, the en-US co-founder of the Robb and Stucky en-US Furniture Company.en-US On First Street, once dubbed en-US Millionaires Row, visitors can walk en-US through the impressive home first en-US owned by Dr. Gordon Henry and his en-US wife, Esther. The house still retains its en-US original stone columns, exposed beam en-US ceilings, wide eaves and expansive en-US porches that are the hallmark of the en-US Craftsman style.en-US Three other homes complete the en-US tour: a handsome 1921 bungalow en-US now beautifully landscaped located on en-US Providence Street and originally owned en-US by Judge George Whitehurst and his en-US wife, Myra; a charming 1930s cottage en-US facing Palm Avenue; and a Michigan en-US Avenue home that is one of at least six en-US similar bungalows constructed on that en-US street by early Fort Myers developer en-US Henry C. Case.en-US Tickets are $20 per person and en-US can be purchased in advance at www.en-US or at Remedies Parlor, en-US 2541 Thompson Street and at Zero en-US In Real Estate, 2256 First Street in en-US downtown Fort Myers. Tickets will also en-US be available on the day of the tour for en-US $25 at the information/registration en-US table in The Triangle, a small park en-US located at the corner of Providence en-US Street and Rhode Island Avenue in en-US Dean Park. A rain date is scheduled for en-USSunday, March 25, also from noon to en-US 4 p.m. Refreshments will be offered at en-US three of the homes.en-US The 9th annual en-USGoldenFesten-US will be en-US held at the Doggy Heaven canine park en-US at the en-USShell Factory & Nature Parken-US en-US in North Fort Myers this Sunday, March en-US 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is hosteden-UScontinued on page 22 en-USTHE RIVER MARCH 23, 2018en-US8 15880 San Carlos Blvd. Fort Myers Next to TargetOpen 4:30pm 7 Days a Week 239-590-8147 NOW OPEN FOR LUNCHMON FRI 11:30 AM 2:30 PM en-USFrom page 7en-USYouth Theatreen-USanything to get rid of her freckles from en-US scrubbing them with soap to caking en-US on makeup... and even wearing a ski en-US mask to school. Will her schoolmates en-US realize that its her under the mask? Will en-US Freckleface be brave enough to finally en-US face her complexion in the mirror? With en-US the help of her loveable schoolmates, en-US including an amazingly talented ballerina, en-US a cutie jock, a charming ditz and a totally en-US kooky teacher, Freckleface learns that en-US everyone is different and thats what en-US makes everyone special.en-USPerformances for Spamalot School en-US Edition by Eric Idle and John Du Prez en-US will be held on Friday, April 20 at 8 en-US p.m.; Saturday, April 21 at 3 p.m. and 8 en-US p.m.; and Sunday, April 22 at 3 p.m.en-US England 932 A.D. A Kingdom en-US divided. To the West the Anglo-Saxons, en-US to the East the French. Above nothing en-US but Celts and some people from en-US Scotland. In Gwynned, Powys, and en-US Dyfed Plague. In the kingdoms of en-US Wessex, Sussex, Essex and Kent en-US Plague. In Mercia and the two Anglias en-US Plague. With a 50 percent chance of en-US pestilence and famine coming out of the en-US Northeast at 12 miles per hour. Legend en-US tells us of an extraordinary leader, who en-US arose from the chaos, to unite a troubled en-US kingdom. A man with a vision who en-US gathered knights together in a Holy en-US Quest. This man was Arthur, King of en-US the Britons. For this was England.en-US Alliance for the Arts is located at en-US 10091 McGregor Boulevard. For more en-US information, call the box office at 939-en-US 2787 or visit GoldenFest returns to the Shell Factory in North Fort Myers this Sunday en-USphoto provided


9 THE RIVER MARCH 23, 2018Art And Poetry Networking CreativityGulf Coast Leisures (GCL) Art and Poetry Networking Event brings together artists, musicians, writers and more. On Thursday, March 29 at 8 p.m., become a part of the GCL movement at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center and meet like-minded individuals. General admission is $10. GCL is an arts and entertainment company serving Southwest Florida that features vibrant, creative expressions of art from individuals representing all walks of life. While the core following is the millennial market, GCL artistic events and community outreach touches all age groups from teens to baby boomers by creating a movement, culture and lifestyle with productions and products. Since 2012, GCL has developed nightlife events, summer celebrations, and community outreach by collaborating with local nonprofits. The Art & Poetry Networking Event is held on the fourth Thursday of the month. It is now in its sixth year at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First St. in the historic downtown Fort Myers River District. For more information, tickets and artist registration, visit www.gclmovement. com. Participants at a previous Art and Poetry Networking Event photo providedHolocaust Memorial Week Speaker At FSWIrene Skolnick, a member of Bat Yam Temple of the Islands, will speak about her personal experiences surviving the Holocaust at Florida SouthWestern (FSW) State College in Building U on Tuesday, March 27 at 9:30 a.m. Skolnick was born in Poland to a Jewish family and was two years old when World War II broke out in 1939. She and her family survived the Holocaust by changing their identity and passing themselves off as Catholics to the Nazis and to the Russian communists. She will describe the daily challenges of survival faced by her family. After the war, the family immigrated to France and came to the U.S. in 1952. Skolnick graduated from Brooklyn College with a major in chemistry and from Columbia University with a masters in library service. After moving to Pittsburgh, she added a master of business administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh and then co-founded a medical manufacturing company that was sold in 1998. She wrote about her war experiences in the published book In the Shadow of Majdanek a Holocaust Survival Story She and her husband, Leon, split their time between Sanibel and Pittsburgh. Holocaust Memorial Week will be observed by FSW from March 26 to March 30. Events are free and open to the public. FSW is located at 8099 College Parkway in Fort Myers. For more information, visit holocaust. Our email address is Best Italian Restaurant in Lee County encore performance at No Cover Charge Reservations Recommended Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria Est. 1979 Acclaimed Italian singer Aaron Caruso will again perform and add to your dining pleasure on Saturday, March 24th beginning at 5 pm. is solo appearance will be the opera singers 5th show at LaMottas. Gulf Point Plaza 15660-225 San Carlos Blvd. Fort Myers Call for reservations 239.482.5505 Hours: Monday Friday 11AM to 9PM Saturday NOON to 9PM Sunday 4PM to 9PM Irene Skolnick photo provided


en-USChurches/Templesen-USALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATIONen-US Sunday 10:30 a.m., 2756 McGregor en-US Boulevard,, 226-0900. en-US ALL SAINTS BYZANTINE en-US en-US RITE CATHOLICen-US Sunday 10:30 a.m. 10291 Bayshore Road, en-US 305-651-0991. en-US ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOXen-US Sunday 9 and 10 a.m. en-US 8210 en-US Cypress Lake en-US Drive,, en-US 481-2099en-US. en-US BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC SYNAGOGUEen-US Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. 15675 en-US McGregor Boulevard, 437-3171.en-US BIBLESHAREen-US 10 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Tuesday, 7050 en-US Winkler Rd, Suite 121, www.simplysimpleen-US en-US, 437-8835.en-US BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIESen-US Sunday 10:30 a.m. 16581 McGregor en-US Boulevard, 267-3166.en-US CHABAD LUBAVITCH ORTHODOXen-US Friday 6:30 p.m. 5620 Winkler Road, en-US, 433-7708.en-US CHAPEL OF CYPRESS COVEen-US Sunday 10 a.m. 10200 Cypress Cove Circle, en-US, 850-3943.en-US CHURCH OF THE CROSSen-US Sunday 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. 13500 en-US Freshman Lane, 768-2188.en-US CONGREGATIONALen-US Sunday 10:30 a.m. 1619 Llewellyn Drive, en-US, 334-4978.en-US COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN en-US Sunday 10 a.m. 2439 McGregor Boulevard, en-US 334-8937.en-US CYPRESS LAKE BAPTISTen-US Sunday 9:45 and 11 a.m., 7 p.m.; en-US Wednesday 6:30 p.m. 8400 Cypress Lake en-US Drive, 481-5442.en-US CYPRESS LAKE PRESBYTERIANen-US Sunday 8, 9, 10 and 11 a.m. 8260 Cypress en-US Lake Drive,, 481-3233. en-US CYPRESS LAKE UNITED METHODISTen-US Sunday 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. 8570 Cypress en-US Lake Drive, 482-1250.en-US FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD OUTREACHen-US Sunday 10:30 a.m.,Thursday 7:30 p.m., en-US Friday 7:30 p.m. 6111 South Pointe en-US Boulevard, 278-3638. en-US FAITH UNITED METHODISTen-US Sunday 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. 15690 en-US McGregor Boulevard, 482-2030.en-US FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTISTen-US Wednesday 12 noon Testimony Service, en-US Sunday 10:30 a.m. 2390 West First Street, en-US, en-US FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENEen-US Sunday 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. 13545 en-US American Colony Boulevard, 936-2511.en-US FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCHen-US Sunday 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. 2466 First en-US Street,, 332-1152. en-US FORT MYERS CHRISTIANen-US Sunday 10:30 a.m., 5916 Winkler Road, 437-en-US 4330.en-US FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONALen-US UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST;en-US Sunday 10 a.m., 8210 College Parkway, 482-en-US 3133. en-US IONA-HOPE EPISCOPAL CONGREGATION en-US Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 en-US a.m.; Tuesday 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday 9:30 en-US a.m. 9650 Gladiolus Drive, 454-4778.en-US JESUS THE WORKER CATHOLICen-US en-US Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday 8, 10 en-US a.m. and 6 p.m. 881 Nuna Avenue, 481-1143.en-US KINGDOM LIFEen-US Sunday 10:30 a.m. 2154 McGregor en-US Boulevard, 218-8343.en-US LAMB OF GODen-US Sunday 7:45 and 10 a.m. 19691 Cypress en-US View Drive,, 267-3525. en-US NEW BEGINNINGS CENTERen-US Friday 6:30 and 7 p.m. 8505 Jenny Cae en-US Lane,, en-US, 656-0416.en-US NEW COVENANT EYES en-US Monthly 9 a.m. 1900 Park Meadows Drive, en-US, 220-8519. en-US NEW HOPE BAPTISTen-US Sunday 11 a.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. 16120 en-US San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10, 985-8503.en-US NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIANen-US Sunday 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. 10051 Plantation en-US Road,, 274-1230. en-US PEACE COMMUNITYen-US Sunday 10:30 a.m. www. 17671 Pine Ridge en-US Road,, 267-en-US 7400.en-US PEACE LUTHERANen-US Sunday 9:30 a.m. 15840 McGregor en-US Boulevard,, peace@en-US 437-2599.en-US REDEEMER LUTHERANen-US Sunday 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. 3950 Winkler en-US Ext., 274-0143.en-US RIVER OF LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GODen-US 8, 9:45 and 11:30 a.m. 21580 River Ranch en-US Road, 495-0400.en-US SAMUDRABADRA BUDDHIST CENTERen-US Meditation classes. MeditationInFortMyers.en-US org, 567-9739. en-US SAINT COLUMBKILLE CATHOLICen-US Monday through Saturday 8 a.m.; Saturday 3 en-US and 5 p.m.; Sunday 7, 9 and 11 a.m., 5:30 en-US p.m. 12171 Iona Road, 489-3973. en-US ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CATHOLICen-US Monday through Thursday 6:45 a.m.; Friday en-US 6:45 and 11 a.m.; Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday en-US 6:45, 9:30 and 11 a.m. 2157 Cleveland en-US Avenue, 334-2161.en-US SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE en-US METROPOLITANen-US Sunday 10 a.m. 3049 McGregor Boulevard, en-US 344-0012. en-USSAINT MICHAEL LUTHERANen-US Saturday 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 8 and 10:45 a.m. en-US 3595 Broadway, 939-1218.en-US SAINT NICHOLAS MONASTERYen-US Sunday 9:30 a.m. 111 Evergreen Road, en-US, 997-2847. en-US ST. VINCENT DE PAUL CATHOLICen-US Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m.; Saturday 4 en-US p.m.; Sunday 9 and 11 a.m. 13031 Palm en-US Beach Boulevard, 693-0818.en-US SOUTHWEST BAPTISTen-US Sunday 11 a.m.; Wednesday 6 p.m. 16940 en-US McGregor Boulevard, 454-3336.en-US TEMPLE BETHEL SYNAGOGUEen-US Friday Shabbat 7:30 p.m.; Torah Saturday 9 en-US a.m.; Religious School Wednesday 5:30 p.m. en-US and Sunday 9:30 a.m.16225 Winkler Road, en-US, 433-0018. en-US TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE)en-US Friday 6:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. tjswfl.en-US org.14486 A&W Bulb Road, 433-0201. en-US THE NEW CHURCHen-US Sunday 11 a.m. 10811 Sunset Plaza Circle en-US #401, 481-5535. en-US UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST en-US Sunday 10:30 a.m. 13411 Shire Lane, uucfm.en-US org, 561-2700. en-US UNITY OF FORT MYERSen-US Sunday 10 a.m. 11120 Ranchette Road, en-US, 278-1511. en-US WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN en-US CHURCHen-US Sunday 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. 9065 Ligon en-US Court, 481-2125. en-US WORD OF LIFEen-US Sunday 10 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. 2120 en-US Collier Avenue, 274-8881.en-US ZION LUTHERANen-US Sunday 8, 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. 7401 Winkler en-US Road,, 481-4040. en-USTHE RIVER MARCH 23, 2018en-US10 en-USTIMOTHY HAYS VOLLMER en-USOen-USn Thursday, March 2, 2018, Tim en-US Vollmer of Baltimore, formerly en-US of Sanibel Island, Florida, passed en-US away. He was the beloved son of Wilen-US -en-US liam and Mary (nee Hays) Vollmer; dear en-US brother of Jeff Vollmer and his wife en-US Shannon; devoted grandson of Julia K. en-US Hays; loving uncle of Will, Lila, and Jack en-US Vollmer; cherished nephew of Thomas en-US A. Hays VI. en-US Tim grew up on Sanibel Island where en-US he played little league and other youth en-US sports, enjoyed summer recreation and en-US spent time fishing and canoeing with his en-US family. He attended Sanibel Elementary en-US School and the Canterbury School en-US in Fort Myers before graduating from en-US the Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, en-US Massachusetts. At Eaglebrook, Tim en-US excelled at snowboarding and was a en-US member of the schools competitive en-US snowboarding team. He also learned en-US how to create stained glass. After en-US he graduated from Eaglebrook, Tim en-US attended The Lawrenceville School en-US in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. At en-US Lawrenceville, Tim played football, en-US wrestled and served as president of his en-US dormitory (Kinnan) during his senior en-US year. Tim graduated from Lawrenceville en-US in 2000 and matriculated at Ithaca en-US College in Ithaca, New York. At Ithaca, en-US Tim majored in English and continued to en-US develop his lifelong love of reading and en-US writing. en-US After he graduated from Ithaca in en-US 2005, Tims life led him to a wide range en-US of experiences in different corners of this en-US country. He lived on Sanibel, where he en-US became part of the Lazy Flamingo family en-US and developed a passion for wakeboarden-US -en-US ing. Tim lived in Tucson, Arizona, where en-US he studied the art of jujutsu at Martial en-US Arts of Tucson and earned the nickname en-US Blood from his friends. Most recently, en-US Tim lived in Baltimore, Maryland, where en-US he was born. There, he became part of en-US the Petit Louis Bistro family, and conen-US -en-US tinued to pursue his athletic interests at en-US Crossfit Arenal. Over the years, he also en-US spent time with his family in Bethany en-US Beach, Delaware, and joined his brother en-US for adventures in fishing, camping, golfen-US -en-US ing and Guns N Roses concerts. en-US Tim loved dogs, movies, books, music en-US and games. He taught himself to play en-US acoustic guitar and never stopped writing en-US creatively. He will be missed. en-US A Service of Remembrance will en-US be held at St. Michael and All Angels en-US Church on Sanibel Island in Florida on en-US Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11 a.m. In lieu en-US of flowers, please remember Tim with en-US memorial contributions to the Kolmac en-US Foundation, 3919 National Drive, Suite en-US 300, Burtonsville, Maryland 20866. en-US Donations can be made at: www.en-US en-USOBITUARY en-USFree Mobility en-US Beach Walken-USTen-UShe 2018 Inaugural Mobility Beach en-US Walk, a free community event en-US where individuals with mobility en-US restrictions can use the latest in supporten-US-en-US ive mobility products to experience the en-US feeling of walking on the beach, will be en-US held at Lowdermilk Park in Naples on en-US Saturday, March 31 from 3 to 6 p.m. A en-US short start-to-finish walking course involven-US-en-US ing small group sizes will create a sense en-US of safety, stability and security.en-US All registered participants will receive en-US a completion medal and T-shirt. There is en-US no element of competition to this event.en-US The 2018 Inaugural Mobility Beach en-US Walk involves walks starting every 30 en-US minutes from 3 to 5:30 p.m. The walk en-US will be from the south gazebo of the en-US Lowdermilk Park to the ocean and en-US back. en-US At 4:30 p.m., NCH Healthcare en-US System officials will be teaching a Tai-en-US Chi class and then a Zumba class.en-US Step Smart Collier will be giving en-US information on how to make your house en-US safer to prevent falls and also providing en-US free balance testing for seniors.en-US Essentials Chiropractic will be proen-US -en-US viding free nerve scanning.en-US Blue Zones will be present at the en-US event with volunteers.en-US There will be waters and healthy en-US snacks provided by Wynns Market and en-US Publix.en-US For those that want to stay to enjoy en-US the sunset, there will be live music to en-US end the day.en-US Lowdermilk Park is located at 1301 en-US Gulf Shore Boulevard North in Naples. en-US To register or for more information, en-US visit en-USTai Chien-US en-US For Beginnersen-USTen-USai Chi classes will be offered at Four en-US Freedoms Park on Mondays from en-US March 19 to April 9 from 5:30 to en-US 6:30 p.m.en-US Tai Chi is a method of meditation in en-US motion that promotes natural healing as it en-US rejuvenates the mind, body and spirit.Cost en-US is $29.en-US All classes are being offered by the en-US City of Cape Coral Parks & Recreation en-US Department. For more information, call en-US 574-0804.


en-US11 en-USTHE RIVER MARCH 23, 2018 Former NFL en-US en-US Star Subject Of en-US Documentary en-USTen-UShe 8th annual Fort Myers Film en-US Festival (FMff), which takes en-US place March 21 through 25, will en-US feature a short documentary on Florida en-US State University alum and Super Bowl en-US Champion Anquan Boldin and his en-US charity efforts throughout his hometown en-US of Pahokee, Florida.en-US Full Circleen-US will screen in the grand en-US atrium of the Sidney & Berne Davis en-US Art Center on Saturday, March 24 at 4 en-US p.m. en-US Den-US irected by award-winning lmmaker en-US Raymond Knudsen,en-US Full Circle en-USis en-US among more than 90 lms that will be en-US screened during the festivals ve-day en-US run.en-US Boldin always knew his life was en-US bigger than football. Despite a 1999 en-US BCS national championship with en-US Florida State University, 2013 Super en-US Bowl championship with the Baltimore en-US Ravens and a likely future spot in en-US the NFL Hall of Fame, Boldins life en-US mission has always been to benet en-US the lives of the less fortunate in all the en-US communities he has played for as well en-US as his hometown. Boldin was awarded en-US the 2015 NFL Man of the Year honors en-US for his philanthropic efforts off the eld en-US and also retired from the NFL in 2017 en-US in order to fully commit his time to en-US helping others.en-US Growing up 30 minutes away in the en-US suburbs of Wellington, Florida, Knudsen en-US experienced a way of living that was en-US far different than one in Pahokee. en-US Following an early start in the industry en-US highlighted with a 2014 scholarship en-US from the Hollywood superstar and en-US FSU alum Burt Reynolds, along with a en-US plethora of festival screenings around en-US the country, Knudsen was accepted en-US into the national renowned lm en-US program at Florida State University. en-US The program assigns students with a en-US documentary project that allows them en-US to travel throughout the country during en-US the month of March to capture any en-US story of their choice. With a passion en-US in football and newly discovered desire en-US to tell meaningful stories, Knudsen en-US came across Boldins touching story en-US and began developing en-USFull Circleen-US en-US which highlights Boldins charity efforts en-US throughout Pahokee.en-US I grew tremendously as an individual en-US and lmmaker throughout this process. en-US Traveling throughout and learning about en-US a place that I grew up so close to was en-US very enlightening and humbling said en-US Knudsen, director and producer of the en-US documentary, which features interviews en-US with members of Boldins family and en-US displays the true kindness of Boldins en-US efforts to the less fortunate. Boldin en-US created a non-prot organization in en-US 2004 known as the Q81 Foundation, en-US and is dedicated to expanding the en-US educational and life opportunities en-US of underprivileged children with en-US opportunities such as a scholarship en-US program, toy drives and an annual en-US Q-Fest that has been the cornerstone en-US in generating resources to sustain the en-US charitable giving Anquan and his family en-US is dedicated to.en-US The short documentary has screened en-US at over 15 festivals around the country, en-US and will be screening on South Florida en-US PBS later this year as part of their en-US lmmaker program that plans to bring en-US well-needed exposure to over 50 South en-US Florida stories.en-US The plan from here on out is to en-US make lms and documentaries with a en-US positive message just like this one, said en-US Knudsen. I hope this documentary en-US inspires others in and out of the public en-US spotlight to give back to others like en-US Boldin has.en-US For more information visit www.en-US en-USFormer NFL great Anquan Boldin presents a scholarship check to Diana Prieto en-USphoto provided


en-USTHE RIVER MARCH 23, 2018en-US12 en-USAll Florida Juried en-US Opening Exhibit en-US At Allianceen-USAen-USrtists from all over Florida en-US submitted more than 530 pieces en-US for consideration in the Alliance en-US for the Arts Annual All Florida Juried en-US Exhibition recently. The juror, Mark en-US Ormond, narrowed the list to 57 pieces en-US which were unveiled to the public en-US during an opening celebration on en-US March 9. The exhibit will continue until en-US March 29.en-US Betsy DJamoos was awarded en-US $1,000 for Best in Show for her en-US abstract piece en-USNatural Vibrationsen-US en-US Elisabeth Arena took second place en-US and won a $250 Golden Colors Gift en-US Certificate for her for her graphite en-US work en-US The Contemplative Crowen-US Gay en-US Germain won $100 and placed third en-US for her acrylic piece en-USSculpture Garden en-US Reductive IIIen-US David Belling, Sherry en-US Rohl, Tammra Sigler and Buck Ward en-US were awarded Jurors Choice Awards.en-US My intuition guides my palette, en-US brush strokes and knowing when the en-US painting is finished, said DJamoos. en-US All my paintings start out with intuitive en-US marks on a white canvas, and the piece en-US evolves from that flow.en-US The exhibiting artists included: en-US Kaitlyn Handley, Hilda Champion, en-US Beverly Yankwitt, Paul Dengler, en-US Alane Enyart, David Belling, Betsy en-US DJamoos, Susan Rienzo, Roxanne en-US Hanney, Carolyn Steele, Ellen Miller, en-US JT Phillippe, Elisabeth Arena, Imani en-US Gibbs, Sherri Hubby, Maggie DeMarco, en-US Tammra Sigler, Grayson Stoff, Buck en-US Ward, Stephen Staack, Barbara en-US Groenteman, Gregory Presley, Katrina en-US Parker, Paula Rucket, Julio Pacheco en-US Delgado, Deborah LaFogg Docherty, en-US Megan Kissinger, Jeff and Dale Ocasio, en-US Taylor Scalzo, Susan Ritter, Gay en-US Germain, Christine Di Staola, Diane en-US Schultz, Carol Stream, Vae Hamilton, en-US Sharon Rodgers, Dirce Kennedy, Jolie en-US Black, Mariapia Malerba, Luba Drahosz, en-US Dianne GreenWoman Wickes, Peter en-US Zell, Roseline Young, Sherry Rohl, en-US Mark Wlaz, Victoria Milne, Tracy Owen en-US Cullimore, Susan Martin and Deborah en-US Martin.en-US Its exciting to host artists from en-US across all the pockets of Florida, said en-US exhibitions coordinator Krista Johnson. en-US The submissions truly showcase the en-US breadth and creative talent of Floridas en-US independent artists.en-US The exhibit sponsor is Elemental en-US Stone and Waterworks.en-US The Alliance for the Arts is located en-US at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort en-US Myers. For more information, call en-US 939-2787 or visit Elisabeth Arena en-USphotos provided en-USA Very Serious Gardenen-US by Tammra Sigler en-USSculpture Garden Reductive IIIen-US by Gay en-US Germain en-USNatural Vibrations en-USby Betsy Djamoos en-USArt lovers attended the opening exhibit en-USFrom left, Ava Roeder, Rose Young and Porche Ruby en-USHarns Marsh IIen-US by David Belling


en-US13 en-USTHE RIVER MARCH 23, 2018 Buffet Highlights Include:Breakfast Station House-Rolled Sushi Pasta Station Roasted Salmon with Pesto Cream and Fruits Cakes, Pies, Cheesecake, 239.395.6017. PUTALLYOUREGGSINONEBASKETEASTERONTHEGULFSUNDAYAPRILAMAMPMPM MIDDLEGULFDRIVESANIBELISLAND ADULTS: $55 CHILDREN 412: $19 CHILDREN 3 & UNDER: FREE T en-UShe Fort Myers Beach Art en-US Association (FMBAA) Spring en-US Art Show Anything Goes opens en-US Saturday, March 24 and will be hung in en-US the gallery through Thursday, April 5. All en-US artwork in this exhibit will be available for en-US viewing and sale. en-US This show may include drawings, en-US watercolor, oils, acrylic, pastel, collage, en-US diptychs, hand pulled prints, serigraphs, en-US woodcuts, batik, photography, sculpture en-US and many more interesting pieces of art. en-US The Fred and Meg Bushnell Show en-US will be showing in Studio 2 during that en-US time frame. Fred has a unique style en-US with bold, rich colors on his paintings, en-US while Meg has clay sculptures that she en-US sometimes transforms into bronze. This en-US is a show that needs to be viewed in en-US person to be fully appreciated.en-US FMBAA will hold its annual Art en-US Bazaar at Santini Marina Plaza on en-US Sunday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 en-US p.m. The bazaar offers original art, en-US including paintings, three-dimensional en-US art, cards, jewelry and crafts, at low en-US prices. Sales from Art Bazaar benefits en-US the FMBAA student scholarship fund.en-US For more information, send e-mails en-US to JoAnn LaPadula at jlap917@gmail.en-US com, call 463-3909 or stop by the Fort en-US Myers Beach Arts Association gallery.en-US FMBAA is located at 3030 Shell en-US Mound Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach. en-US Santini Marina Plaza is located at 7205 en-US Estero Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach. en-US For more information, visit www.en-US Art Bazaar at Santini Plaza features many artists such as Mimi Little en-USphoto provided en-USBeach Art Group Springen-US en-US Member Show On Saturday en-USFestival To Screen en-US Horror Short Filmen-USMen-USanhattanville College students en-US critically acclaimed short film en-USThe en-US Little Chapel en-USwill be screened at en-US Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center on en-US Saturday, March 24 as part of the Fort en-US Myers Film Festival.en-US The acclaimed, award-winning en-US horror short is director Richard en-US Schertzers tale of a young girl en-US attempting to bring back her dead en-US friend, but getting more than what she en-US bargained for. Horror is something that en-US the director wanted to get into after en-US making a love story-centric music video en-US called en-US A Certain Smileen-US It was made as en-US part of a video production project on a en-US base budget of nothing and produced en-US outside of the colleges main film club en-US Manhattanville Video Project.en-US Schertzer made it with Jessica en-US Cinquemani as the star and Janae Fells, en-US Jenna Nance and Bruno Bucsan as en-US the sound department. The short was en-US made on a budget of nothing and some en-US borrowed film equipment for the class.en-US Not only did the film revitalize the en-US horror genre at Schertzers college en-US of Manhattanville in Purchase, New en-US York, it has also received international en-US acclaim, being screened and nominated en-US at such festivals as the Ihorror awards, en-US being nominated for Best Horror en-US Short, Alternative Film Festival, being en-US nominated for Best Poster, The Best en-US FIlm Fest, where Cinquemani won a en-US Rising Star Award for her performance, en-US Oniros Film Awards, where the film en-US was nominated for Best Under 5 Minute en-US Film and won Best Poster and The en-US Festival de Cinema Escolar de Alvorada, en-US where it was nominated for Best Movie en-US and Best Art Direction.en-US The screening at Fort Myers Film en-US Festival is part of en-USThe Little Chapelen-US s en-US campaign to promote the Horror en-US Extended Universe (HEU), which is en-US a shared cinematic universe used to en-US promote any horror films made under en-US Wyvern Studios. en-US Tickets are $10, $6 before 3 p.m. or en-US $20 for an all-day pass en-US Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center en-US is located at 2301 First Street in Fort en-US Myers. For more information, contact en-US Richard Schertzer at 301-801-6790 or en-US email at wyvernstudios.richard@gmail.en-US com.


en-USby Gerri Reavesen-USPen-USeregrina (en-US Jatropha intergerrimaen-US ) is en-US an ornamental tree or shrub native en-US to Cuba and the West Indies. en-US Despite its non-native status, even en-US native-plant and butterfly enthusiasts en-US appreciate it as a nectar plant. This en-US member of the spurge family can en-US grow up to 15 feet tall with a wide en-US spread, developing a slender trunk and en-US branches. However, it usually reaches en-US only about eight or nine feet. en-US The large evergreen leaves are about en-US six inches long and vary widely in en-US shape. Some are shaped like a fiddle, en-US and others are irregularly lobed or even en-US have three pointed lobes. en-US The bright red clusters of flowers en-US bloom throughout the year. Five-petaled en-US and about an inch across, they attract en-US hummingbirds and butterflies such en-US as monarchs, swallowtails and zebra en-US longwings. en-US The flowers vivid color gives en-US the plant another common name, en-US firecracker. It is also called simply en-US jatropha. en-US The six-lobed fruit is round or oval en-US and less than an inch long. When dry, en-US it explodes and disperses the speckled en-US seeds that are very toxic to humans. en-US The milky sap is toxic too and can en-US irritate the skin, so be careful when en-US handling the plant. en-US Avoid planting peregrine in an area en-US where children or pets have access. en-US Give it a well-drained spot in full sun en-US or partial shade. It adapts to a range of en-US soil conditions and is drought tolerant en-US but not salt tolerant. en-US It can be trained to grow on a wall or en-US lattice or used as a container plant. en-US Sources: 500 Plants of South Florida en-US by Julia F. Morton; Florida, My Eden en-US by Frederic B. Stresau; The World of en-US Tropical Flowers by Laurie Perrero; en-US; and www.en-US en-US Plant Smart explores the diverse en-US flora of South Florida. en-USPeregrina has evergreen leaves and showy flowers that bloom all year and attract en-US hummingbirds and butterflies Peregrina usually takes the form of a small tree with a wide spread en-USphotos by Gerri Reavesen-USTHE RIVER MARCH 23, 2018en-US14 en-USBoaters Be Aware en-US Of Manateesen-USCen-UShances of close encounters en-US between Florida manatees and en-US boaters increase in the spring.en-US For manatees, it is the season when en-US they leave their winter refuges and travel en-US along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and en-US through inland waters. For boaters, it is en-US a critical time to be on the lookout for en-US manatees to avoid colliding with these en-US large aquatic mammals.en-US Spring is a great time to go boating en-US in Florida, but manatees are out there en-US too. Please watch out for them, said en-US Ron Mezich, who heads the Florida Fish en-US and Wildlife Conservation Commission en-US (FWC) manatee management program.en-US From April 1 through Nov. 15, en-US seasonal manatee zones require boaters en-US to slow down in certain areas to en-US prevent manatees from being struck by en-US motorboats or personal watercrafts. FWC en-US law enforcement officers are on patrol en-US in state waters to remind boaters of the en-US seasonal manatee speed zones and take en-US enforcement actions when appropriate.en-US Since manatees are difficult to detect en-US when underwater, operators of boats and en-US personal watercrafts can help by:en-US Wearing polarized sunglasses to help en-US spot manatees.en-US Looking for large circles on the water, en-US also known as manatee footprints, en-US indicating the presence of a manatee en-US below.en-US Looking for a snout sticking up out of en-US the water.en-US Following posted manatee zones while en-US boating.en-US Reporting an injured, distressed, en-US sick or dead manatee to the FWCs en-US Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC en-US (3922) or dialing #FWC or *FWC on a en-US cellphone.en-US FWC biologists, managers and law en-US enforcement staff work closely with en-US partners to evaluate current data and en-US identify necessary actions to protect en-US this iconic animal. Florida has invested en-US over $2 million annually for manatee en-US conservation, and the FWC works en-US toward continued success for manatees en-US in our state.en-US Manatee zones and maps are available en-US at, where en-US you can select Protection Zones for en-US links to county maps. Boaters can get en-US tips from en-USA boaters guide to living with en-US Florida Manateesen-US And if you want to en-US see manatees in the wild or captivity, en-US visit manatee/where-to-see/.en-US To support the FWCs manatee en-US research, rescue and management en-US efforts, purchase a Save the Manatee en-US Florida license plate at www.buyaplate.en-US com, or donate $5 to receive an FWC en-US manatee decal by going to www.myfwc.en-US com/manatee and clicking on Decals. Manatees swimming in local waters en-USphoto by Karen Parker en-USPlant Smarten-USPeregrina


CROW Case Of The Week: Limpkin by Bob PetcherThe limpkin ( Aramus guarauna) is an odd-looking bird that also goes by the name crying bird, most likely for its unmistakable piercing wails. It is also called carrao or courlan. While a full-sized limpin looks more like a heron or ibis, its skeletal makeup more closely resembles a crane. It has tall, long legs with a long beak. It is distinguishable by its mostly brown body that sports white spots throughout. One can usually see this type of bird in marshes and swampy forests. What makes the limpkin unique is its diet. It feeds almost exclusively on apple snails, which are regularly found in the aquarium trade but are also wild in Florida ditches and ponds. The limpkins long and heavy bill helps pry shells of apple snails apart then cuts through the muscle to pull the snail out in a quick process that generally takes less than half a minute. While apple snails are the limpkins preferred primary source of food, they can also dine on frogs, lizards, worms, insects and other crustaceans if needed. While the limpkin is not on the countrys birds watch list, it is regarded as a species of high concern. It was hunted to near extinction some 100 years ago, but legal protection aided in its species revival. At CROW, an adult limpkin was admitted with a limp. The bird was initially brought to one of the clinics drop-off locations. The finder noted that the bird was found caught in fishing line, but no location of where the bird was found was provided. Upon examination at intake, the limpkins left foot was noted to have swelling over the metatarsophalangeal joint. X-rays showed the left foot had no fractures and no obvious joint involvement. The metatarsophalangeal joint is the joint just above the foot, which looks like an ankle on people, but actually correlates to the joints between the foot and the toes, said Dr. Malka Spektor, CROW veterinary intern. The joint is used in birds to stand and move the feet. CROW medical staff also noticed one of the patients toes on its right foot had a P3 amputation. While the toe amputation was questioned as a causal effect of the monofilament line, Dr. Spektor stated that was not the case. The amputation appears to be an old injury that is fully healed, she said. It is just missing a portion of one toe, which should not hinder the patient. An infection may cause a delay in the limpkins recovery process. The next step for the patient is to reduce the swelling in the foot, and to ensure it does not affect the joint. A major concern is an infection present in the area, even though one was not present on initial testing, said Dr. Spektor. The limpkin is on antibiotics and pain medication to target the swelling and hopefully improve it. The patient was provided with fluids, pain medications and soft footing in its enclosure. It was also provided with apple snails. The foot is still swollen this weekend, said Dr. Spektor on March 18. A regional limb perfusion (to treat the infection) is planned to focus the antibiotics directly to the area. Once the swelling is controlled, the patient will be moved outside to regain strength prior to release. 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 P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit Patient #18-0551 walks gingerly around its inside enclosure photo by Brian Bohlman RIVER 15 THE RIVER MARCH 23, 2018 Fresh ingredients, simplicity, love... the recipe for a treasured dining experience Chef/Owner AJ Black7 Days 5-10 pm 751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL Reservations Suggested 239-395-4022 FINE ITALIAN CUISINEIL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro styleVOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARDTASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNER AJ BLACKCelebrating Our 10 Year AnniversaryExtensive New Wine List Tasting Menu Or consider not using any rat poisons at all. Instead, seal all entry points to your home. Help SCCF Bring Back the Barn Owls SCCF 472-2329 sccf.orgPoisoned rats can kill the eagles, hawks, bobcats and owls that eat them.Tell your pest control professional to NOT use these rat poisons: brodifacoum bromailone difenacoum difethialone


en-USBack To A Winter en-US Fishing Pattern en-US Yet Again en-USby Capt.en-US en-US Matt Mitchellen-USYen-USet again, en-US plunging water en-US temperatures en-US brought on by en-US another cold front en-US totally switched en-US our fishing back to en-US a winter pattern en-US even though the en-US calendar says its en-US spring. Just as water temperatures had en-US begun to rebound, a few really cold days en-US quickly dropped it back to a chilly winter-en-US like 62 degrees in the sound. Although en-US this cold weather brings the snook bite to en-US a complete stop, other species turned on en-US and kept the action going. en-US Sheepshead and black drum became en-US our target species again while hiding from en-US the wind and trying to stay warm and en-US comfortable. Fishing with chunks of shrimp en-US in areas around the passes and docks en-US caught lots of keeper-sized sheepshead. en-US One surprise this week was finding a new en-US dock that produced lots of black drum of en-US all sizes. One cold blustery day, we manage en-US to catch four legal-sized black drum ranging en-US from 16 inches to 24 inches while fishing en-US this dock. The smaller black drum are great en-US to eat and put up a good battle on light en-US tackle. We caught these black drum for en-US three days in a row when returning back to en-US this same dock.en-US With a colder than average March en-US playing out for us, shrimp fishing will en-US remain the daily go-to until our water en-US temperatures rebound. During the few en-US days that we experience south winds and en-US warmer weather just before the passing en-US of a cold front, its worth giving shiners or en-US pinfish a try. Until our water temperature en-US creeps back into the high 60s, shrimp are en-US going to give you the best action. Both live en-US shrimp and shrimp chunks are giving my en-US anglers the best opportunity to not only en-US catch a wide variety of species but to go en-US home with dinner too. Every species of fish en-US that swims in our waters will eat shrimp en-US and, during these cold water periods, a en-US small profile bait like a shrimp will get a en-US bite when simply nothing else will.en-US Some of the weeks best action came en-US while fishing with chunks of fresh shrimp. en-US Breaking of the tail of the shrimp and en-US threading it on the hook backwards before en-US pinching off the head not only makes a en-US very small compact offering but also puts en-US scent in the water. Although Im seeing lots en-US of bigger sheepshead in the clearer water en-US areas, the better bite has come in the more en-US churned-up water closer to the passes. en-US Look for some of the better sheepshead en-US fishing around the docks within close en-US proximity of the passes. While fishing en-US these docks, you may get surprised with en-US a variety of other species including drum, en-US redfish and pompano. en-US Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing en-US local waters since he moved to Sanibel en-US in 1980. He now lives in St. James en-US City and works as a back country en-US fishing guide. If you have comments or en-US questions, email captmattmitchell@aol.en-US com. 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 Specialist Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW M O T O R S ALE S REB U ILT P O WERHEA D S FACTORY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U DE S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g Sanibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur B ottom Yo ur B ot to m Specialist Specialist Call on Paint Prices C Call on a c es C C ll n Pa in t Pr i es C C i i Call on Paint Prices D ave Doane1 en-USSend Us Your en-US Fish Talesen-USWen-USe would like to hear en-US from anglers about their en-US catches. en-US Send us details including tackle, en-US bait and weather conditions, date en-US of catch, species and weight, en-US and include a photograph with en-US identification.en-US Email to en-US or call 395-1213. en-USJenna and John Scott from Chicago caught sheepshead and black drum with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week en-USphoto provided en-USTHE RIVER MARCH 23, 2018en-US16 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than FishLead is toxic. Choose non-lead weights.


en-US17 en-USTHE RIVER MARCH 23, 2018 MARCH 2018MUSEUM SPONSOR 1:30 PMWEDNESDAYSShell Jewelry 1 PMSATURDAYSScience Saturday 1 PMTHURSDAYSCollection Connection 1 PMFRIDAYSFossil Dig 1 PMSUNDAYSMicromollusks 2 PMTUESDAYSMollusk Matine 1:302:30 PMMONDAYSCarolyns Collection In addition to DAILY Beach Walks, Live Tank Talks, Arts & Crafts, and MoviesNow through April 22, enjoy these exciting DAILY SPECIALS!*Visit to learn more!CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE! 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Rd. Sanibel, Florida 33957 (239) 395-2233 Open Daily, 10SHELLMUSEUM.ORG*Free with paid Museum admission. Schedule subject to change. Ventriloquist en-US en-US To Appearen-US en-US At Estero Arenaen-USGen-USermain Arena will be one of the en-US stops for record-breaking global en-US comedy superstar Jeff Dunham, en-US who is bringing his cast of characters on en-US the road during a tour of North America en-US through spring 2018. en-US The 60-city Passively Aggressive tour en-US will come to Germain Arena on Thursday, en-US April 26at 7 p.m. Tickets are $48.50.en-US Dunham, known as Americas favorite en-US ventriloquist, released his latest stand-up en-US special, en-US Jeff Dunham: Relative Disasteren-US, en-US on Netflix in September 2017. The en-US special, filmed in Dublin, Ireland, features en-US Dunham along with his ill-behaved and en-US slightly demented posse of characters for en-US a gleeful skewering of family and politics. en-US Dunham and his famous cohorts Walter, en-US Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Bubba J and en-US Peanut also consider what a new member en-US to their already dysfunctional family could en-US mean, putting the relative in Relative en-US Disaster. en-US Dunham, a Guinness world-record en-US holder for Most Tickets Sold for a en-US Stand-up Comedy Tour, has built an en-US entertainment empire over years of en-US non-stop touring and innovation. With over en-US a million YouTube subscribers amassing en-US over a billion views, he has carved out his en-US own unique space in the comedy world, en-US leading to record-breaking viewership with en-US his comedy specials on Comedy Central en-US and NBC. His 2015 stand-up special en-US Jeff Dunham: Unhinged in Hollywooden-US en-US debuted on NBC Primetime and ranked as en-US the time periods top non-sports program en-US on the Big 4 in every key measure.en-US Dunham received a star on the en-US Hollywood Walk of Fame, commemorating en-US over two decades of superstardom. When en-US I moved to Los Angeles in 1988 with a car en-US full of clothes and a couple of dummies, en-US never in my wildest dreams did I imagine en-US that one day I would be tripping over my en-US own star on the Walk of Fame, he said. en-US Its truly fantastic and a great honor. I en-US just hope its not in front of an adult store. en-US Okay, actually, that would be hilarious.en-US The Germain Arena is located at en-US 11000 Everblades Parkway in Estero.For en-US tickets, call 800-745-3000 or visit www.en-US en-USimage provided en-USString Quartet en-US Wraps Up Season en-US en-US For Music Festivalen-USTen-UShe St. Lawrence String Quartet, en-US renowned for the intensity of its en-US performances, will conclude the en-US Sanibel Music Festival on Tuesday, March en-US 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the intimate setting of en-US Sanibel Congregational United Church of en-US Christ.en-US This acclaimed Canadian string quartet en-US returns with a fresh format for the first half en-US of the concert, called Haydn Discovery. en-US Before Haydn, in string quartets the first en-US violin was primary and the other three en-US instruments were mostly accompaniment. en-US Haydn was the inventor of the modern en-US string quartet, in which all four voices en-US are equal. Geoff Nuttall, first violinist and en-US founding member of the quartet, will en-US explore a Haydn quartet from various en-US perspectives, and then the quartet will en-US perform the work in its entirety. Other en-US quartet members are Owen Dalby, violin; en-US Lesley Robertson, viola; and Christopher en-US Costanza, cello.en-US Alex Ross of en-USThe New Yorker en-US magazine wrote: The St. Lawrence are en-US remarkable not simply for the quality of en-US their music making, exalted as it is, but for en-US the joy they take in the act of connection.en-US The program: Haydn Discovery, with en-US Haydnen-US Op. 20 No. 5en-US, discussion and en-US performance; Tchaikovsky en-USQuartet No. 3.en-US Tickets may be purchased for $50 each en-US by calling 344-7025, or online at www.en-US Tickets may also en-US be purchased at the door one half hour en-US before the performance or at Bank of the en-US Islands, 1699 Periwinkle Way.en-US Sanibel Congregational United Church en-US of Christ is located at 2050 Periwinkle en-US Way. St. Lawrence String Quartet en-USphoto provided


en-USTHE RIVER MARCH 23, 2018en-US18 en-USConservancy en-US Benefit Raises en-US $1.9 Millionen-USTen-UShe Conservancy of Southwest en-US Florida recently raised a record en-US $1.9 million net at the 14th en-US annual Magic Under the Mangroves en-US gala and auction, providing key en-US funding that directly enhances the en-US Conservancys mission of protecting en-US Southwest Floridas water, land, wildlife en-US and future.en-US The four-hour, eco-chic event held en-US Thursday, March 8 at the conservancys en-US Nature Center featured cocktails, en-US hors doeuvres and a seated dinner by en-US award-winning, certified green caterer en-US Windows Catering, of Washington D.C. en-US Led by chef Henry Dinardo, the team en-US traveled to Naples exclusively for Magic en-US Under the Mangroves gala.en-US Henry and I made Naples our en-US winter home in large part because en-US of the areas natural beauty, said en-US Carol Dinardo, chair of Magic Under en-US the Mangroves and Conservancy of en-US Southwest Florida board member. en-US When we learned about the en-US conservancys mission to protect the en-US regions water, land, wildlife and future, en-US getting involved was a natural fit for us.en-US The theme of the 2018 Fund-A-en-US Need: Inspire, Ignite, Invest focused en-US on the conservancys internship en-US program. Each year, the conservancy en-US receives more than 300 applications en-US for approximately 26 internship en-US positions. Interns support all areas en-US of the conservancy including the en-US wildlife rehabilitation in the von Arx en-US Wildlife Hospital, sea turtle research, en-US educational outreach, advocacy efforts en-US and much more. The interns gain en-US valuable career experience while en-US allowing the conservancy to expand its en-US mission. Additionally, the conservancy en-US offers interns the opportunity to live en-US on site in the Blair Dormitory and a en-US stipend.en-US On behalf of the entire team, en-US our supporters, sponsors, board of en-US directors, staff and volunteers, I am en-US blown away by the generosity in en-US support of our mission, said Rob en-US Moher, president and CEO of the en-US conservancy. The funds raised en-US will enable our devoted teams of en-US researchers, biologists, educators, en-US policy specialists, wildlife rehabilitation en-US specialists and interns to advance en-US our mission of protecting Southwest en-US Floridas natural environment.en-US The event was presented by en-US Northern Trust, and William Raveis en-US Real Estate was the supporting sponsor. en-US Media sponsors included en-USFlorida en-US Weeklyen-US en-US Gulfshore Life magazineen-US en-US Naples Daily Newsen-US and NBC-2. NBC-2 en-US Anchor Chad Oliver served as the guest en-US emcee of the event.en-US For more information, visit www.en-US Dolph and Sharon von Arx en-USphotos provided en-USFrom left, Henry and Carol Dinardo with Robin and Scot Hamilton en-USRob Moher and Sue Dalton en-USSamantha Aldritch and Horatio the red-en-US tailed hawken-USElementaryen-US en-US STEM Club To en-US Learn Codingen-USTen-UShe STEM Club at Allen Park en-US Elementary recently took the en-US next step in their Year in Space en-US education program for Amateur Radio en-US on the International Space Station en-US (ARISS). The students learned the basics en-US of computer coding in a before school en-US lesson.en-US A select group of students at Allen en-US Park may speak to an astronaut on en-US board the International Space Station en-US in the near future, possibly in the fall en-US when they return to class.en-US The simple commands for their en-US Sphero robots were taught to them by en-US Tim Bennett from Cape Coral Utilities en-US and the Fort Myers Amateur Radio en-US Club. The lesson was tied to space en-US exploration and how the Mars Rover en-US works.en-US Allen Park Elementary is the first en-US school in Lee County chosen to en-US participate in the ARISS program, and en-US one of just 14 for the next session.en-US Century Link is providing the en-US ham radio connection needed for the en-US students to communicate with the ISS en-US crew as they pass overhead. FGCU en-US is providing education support and en-US a telescope to observe the ISS as it en-US passes overhead.en-US The students at Allen Park also en-US continue to participate in NASAs Train en-US like an Astronaut Walk to the Moon en-US challenge, tracking their steps until en-US they reach the 478 million steps it en-US would take to walk to the moon. They en-US have also planted a garden of space en-US tomatoes that should be ready for en-US harvest next month. Students at Allen Park Elementary work on their Year in Space program en-USphotos provided


en-US19 en-USTHE RIVER MARCH 23, 2018 Looking For Automotive Service You Can Trust?All Makes and Models both Foreign and Domestic 35 years experience in the service and repair of all makes and models. Reputation of honestly, trust and experience. 3 years or 36,000 Mile Warranty on most services. Caring, well-trained staff Let us earn your business. Come and experience the Legendary service difference. Service coupons available on website OPEN Monday Friday 8am to 5:30pm Saturday 8am to 4pm FMPD To Help en-USDistribute Cadet en-US Blessing Bagsen-USTen-UShe Junior Reserve Officers Training en-US Corps (JROTC) program at Cypress en-US Lake High School has adopted en-US Operation Blessing Bags as their service en-US learning project for 2017. The en-US mission is to construct 250 fabric bags en-US and fill them with a wide variety of gifts en-US and supplies that area first responders en-US can distribute to victims of trauma, en-US accidents or criminal acts to assist in their en-US recovery. Each bag is hand made by the en-US cadets and contains a blanket, a bottle, en-US a book and a variety of age appropriate en-US items from toys to lip balm. en-US The cadets collected donations from en-US area merchants and held fund raisers en-US to purchase additional supplies to en-US make bags for age groups that included en-US children up to age 11, teens and the en-US elderly.en-US The Fort Myers Police Department en-US and several other law enforcement and en-US emergency agencies were selected to en-US receive the blessing bags and distribute en-US them to their personnel for use in en-US helping the public. en-US In the execution of our duties we en-US will often come to the assistance of en-US children and families who have gone en-US through a traumatic experience, said en-US Lt. Willie Tellis of the Fort Myers Police en-US Department. Being able to present en-US them with one of these blessing bags en-US can help sooth some of the stress they en-US are going through. en-US Every year, the JROTC program at en-US Cypress Lake High identifies, selects, en-US organizes and executes a service en-US learning project, which is an extensive, en-US entirely cadet-run community service en-US project. For more information on the en-US schools JROTC program and their en-US outreach projects, contact Major en-US Paulette Provost, the instructor at en-US 481-2233 or PauletteBP@leeschools.en-US net. Cadets making bags en-USphotos provided en-USBlessing bagen-USJoint Effort To en-US Promote Equityen-US en-US In Workforceen-USTen-UShe FutureMakers Coalition, a en-US regional collective impact initiative, en-US recently announced a strategic en-US project co-designed by Immokalee en-US Technical College (iTech), Fort Myers en-US Technical College (FMTC) and the Hendry en-US County School District to reach its goal of en-US increasing the percent of college graduates en-US and residents with advanced certifications en-US in Southwest Florida (55 percent by the en-US year 2025).en-US The partnership, titled the Technical en-US and Adult Education Completion en-US program, aims to improve access to en-US information, awareness and perception en-US of regional educational opportunities en-US among historically underserved or un-/en-US underemployed adults in Immokalee, en-US Hendry County and Fort Myers. Further, en-US the initiative aims to ensure students en-US complete their degree and/or certificate en-US programs so they can join the workforce en-US in their desired industry.en-US In Southwest Florida, students of en-US color are less likely to complete a degree en-US or technical education program than en-US their white counterparts. This points en-US to a systems-level problem, said Tessa en-US LeSage, director of social Innovation and en-US sustainability for the Southwest Florida en-US Community Foundation, backbone en-US organization for the FutureMakers en-US Coalition. By working together, we can en-US begin to remove barriers that produce en-US such inequalities and create the skilled en-US workforce local employers need.en-US Due to its collaborative approach en-US involving three separate institutions, en-US the initiative is unlike any other. By en-US combining efforts, the institutions will en-US have a greater impact and be able to en-US better support the individuals involved. en-US The program will involve multiple en-US approaches to increase access to training en-US and removing barriers to completion, en-US including grassroots, one-on-one en-US outreach, digital marketing, public en-US relations, community relations as well en-US as the use of predictive analytics to help en-US understand where students are falling en-US through the cracks and increased support en-US once students enter into the programs.en-US Programs at each institution vary, but en-US industries of study include health science, en-US human services, business administration, en-US information technology, cybersecurity, en-US mechanics, manufacturing, machining, en-US digital media design, culinary arts, en-US education and more. General Educational en-US Development (GED) and English en-US Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) en-US courses are also available.en-US Prospective students can learn en-US more about the programs at each en-US college by visiting their respective en-US websites: www.hendryadultlearning.en-US org for Hendry County; adultlearningprogram for Immokalee; en-US and adultlearningprogram.fortmyerstech.en-US edu for Fort Myers


en-USTHE RIVER MARCH 23, 2018en-US20 en-USUncommon en-US Evening Seten-US en-US For November en-USTen-UShe Uncommon Friends en-US Foundation (UFF) 2018 en-US Uncommon Evening annual gala en-US is set for Thursday, November 8 from en-US 6 to 9 p.m. at the historic Burroughs en-US Home & Gardens. The Reflections en-US on the River theme will celebrate the en-US Uncommon Friends Foundations 25th en-US anniversary in 2018. Caryn Smith, en-US CEO of Driven by Design LLC, is the en-US chairperson for the event.en-US This years event will feature a en-US retrospect of the organizations history, en-US as it relates to character education, en-US promoting ethics in business, student en-US scholarships and historic preservation en-US of the Burroughs Home and James en-US Newton Archives. The foundation was en-US first inspired by the lives, relationships, en-US passions and values of the original en-US uncommon friends: Thomas Edison, en-US Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Dr. en-US Alexis Carrel and Charles Lindbergh as en-US revealed in James Newtons 1987 book en-US Uncommon Friendsen-US with forward by en-US Anne Morrow Lindbergh.en-US Uncommon Evening will also en-US include historic Burroughs Home tours en-US and riverfront dining, followed by the en-US program to honor student scholarship en-US recipients, the Character Education en-US Champion Teacher and the Business en-US Ethics Award winner. Nominations for en-US all of the scholarships and awards are en-US open at Sponsorships for 2018 are now en-US available. Storm Smart returns as en-US the Jim & Ellie Newton Presenting en-US Sponsor. Other committed sponsors en-US include: Alliance Financial Group/en-US Michael & Lynne Kimmich, BB&T en-US Insurance, Henderson Franklin and en-US LCEC. Artichoke & Company returns en-US as the official caterer. Sponsors en-US who partner early will benefit from en-US increased exposure from several 25th en-US anniversary events planned throughout en-US the year, such as a special Historic en-US Tour Progressive Dinner planned for en-US September. All money raised supports en-US the Uncommon Friends Foundation and en-US its work throughout the year.en-US Burroughs Home & Gardens en-US is located at 2505 First Street in en-US downtown Fort Myers. For more en-US information or a complete list of en-US sponsorship opportunities, contact en-US Executive Director Jennifer Nelson en-US at, en-US call 337-9503 or download a copy of en-US the sponsorship packet at www.bit.en-US ly/2GpWidG. Caryn Smith en-USphoto provided en-USHousing Authority en-US Receives High en-US Scores By HUD en-USLen-USee County Housing Authority en-US (LCHA) recently received a High en-US Performance status in the Public en-US Housing Assessment System (PHAS) en-US report for 2017, according to Marcus en-US D. Goodson, executive director of the en-US agency.en-US HUDs Real Estate Assessment en-US Center (REAC) effectively and fairly en-US measures the performance of a public en-US housing agency using the PHAS. As en-US the centralized system of REAC, the en-US Integrated Assessment Subsystem en-US electronically collects individual en-US subsystem scores, produces a composite en-US PHAS score and communicates en-US the results that represent a PHAs en-US management performance.en-US The PHAS scored LCHA 93 en-US points out of a possible 100. PHAS en-US indicators used for the scoring included en-US physical, financial, management and en-US resident reviews as well as financial en-US sub-indicators including current ratio, en-US months expendable funds balance, en-US tenant receivable outstanding, en-US occupancy loss, net income and en-US expense management. en-US The LCHA oversees 142 low-income en-US rental units at three sites in North Fort en-US Myers and administers 271 vouchers in en-US Lee County. en-US The mission of the LCHA is to assist en-US low-income families with safe, decent en-US and affordable housing opportunities en-US as they strive to achieve self-sufficiency en-US and improve their lives. The LCHA is en-US committed to operating in an efficient, en-US ethical and professional manner, and en-US will create and maintain partnerships en-US with its clients and appropriate en-US community agencies in order to en-US accomplish this mission. en-US Programs offered through LCHA en-US include public housing, Section 8 en-US Housing Vouchers, Family Self-en-US Sufficiency and Resident Opportunity en-US Self Sufficiency. en-US For more information, call 997-en-US 6688. en-USFood Campaign en-US Targets Seasonal en-US Residentsen-USLen-USee County Solid Waste has created en-US Donated not Wasted, a food en-US rescue campaign to encourage en-US seasonal residents and visitors to donate en-US unopened pantry items before returning en-US north.en-US About 70,000 tons, or 13 percent, en-US of the waste stream in Lee County is en-US food, according to a 2016 waste audit. en-US Nationwide, Americans throw out about en-US 30 percent of the available food supply.en-US To help reduce those numbers, en-US unopened canned or dry goods can en-US be dropped off at any Lee County en-US Library System location or Lee County en-US recreation center through Monday, en-US April 2. Additional collection containers en-US are located at the Six Mile Cypress en-US Slough and the Topaz Court Household en-US Chemical Waste Facility.en-US Lee County Solid Waste is asking en-US the public to join the effort along with en-US its partners the Harry Chapin Food en-US Bank, Waste Pro, FOX4, the Lee en-US County Library System and Lee County en-US Parks & Recreation to help route en-US food that might otherwise end up in the en-US waste stream to the countys population en-US of people in need.en-US Drop-off locations as as follows:en-US Estero Recreation Center, 9200 en-US Corkscrew Palms Boulevard, Esteroen-US North Fort Myers Recreation Center, en-US 2000 North Recreation Park Way, en-US North Fort Myersen-US Veterans Park Recreation Center, 55 en-US Homestead Road South, Lehigh Acresen-US Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center, en-US 16760 Bass Road, Fort Myersen-US Bonita Springs Public Library, en-US 26876 Pine Avenue, Bonita Springsen-US Cape Coral-Lee County Public en-US Library, 921 SW 39th Terrace, Cape en-US Coralen-US Captiva Memorial Library, 11560 en-US Chapin Lane, Captivaen-US Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public en-US Library, 3095 Blount Street, Fort Myersen-US East County Regional Library, 881 en-US Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acresen-US Fort Myers Regional Library, 2450 en-US First Street, Fort Myersen-US Johann Fust Community Library, en-US 1040 West 10th Street, Boca Grandeen-US Lakes Regional Library, 15290 Bass en-US Road, Fort Myersen-US North Fort Myers Public Library, 50 en-US Pine Island Road, North Fort Myersen-US Northwest Regional Library, 519 en-US Chiquita Boulevard, North Cape Coralen-US Pine Island Public Library, 10701 en-US Russell Road, Bokeeliaen-US Riverdale Branch Library, 2421 en-US Buckingham Road, Fort Myersen-US South County Regional Library, en-US 21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Esteroen-US Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, en-US 7751 Penzance Boulevard, Fort Myersen-US Topaz Court Solid Waste Annex, en-US 6441 Topaz Court, Fort Myers.en-US For more information, visit www.en-US or call 533-en-US 8000. en-USAirport Reports en-US Record-Breaking en-US February Trafficen-USDen-USuring February, 1,053,817 en-US passengers traveled through en-US Southwest Florida International en-US Airport in Fort Myers, an increase of en-US 11.4 percent compared to February en-US 2017. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is en-US up 9.8 percent from the same period en-US last year.en-US I am pleased to report that for the en-US first time in our 35-year history, we had en-US more than 1 million passengers travel en-US through Southwest Florida International en-US Airport in the month of February, said en-US Jeff Mulder, AAE, executive director of en-US the Lee County Port Authority.en-US The traffic leader in February was en-US Southwest Airlines with 201,448 en-US passengers traveling to and from Fort en-US Myers. Rounding out the top five en-US airlines were Delta Air Lines (188,229), en-US American (138,916), Spirit (132,867) en-US and JetBlue (115,374).en-US Southwest Florida International en-US Airport had 9,190 aircraft operations, en-US an increase of 7 percent compared to en-US February 2017. Page Field saw 8,451 en-US operations, a 16.7 percent decrease en-US from February 2017. In addition, more en-US than 2.6 million pounds of air freight en-US moved through Southwest Florida en-US International Airport in February 2018.en-US Southwest Florida International en-US Airport served more than 8.8 million en-US passengers in 2017 and is one of the en-US top 50 U.S. airports for passenger en-US traffic. No ad valorem (property) taxes en-US are used for airport operation or en-US construction.en-US For more information, visit www.en-US or Like Us on Facebook at en-US en-USFrom page 1en-USFilm Screeningen-USthe first time, said Lisa Sbuttoni, vice en-US president of visitor and community en-US relations.en-US A short film on Tom Smoot, Jr., en-US will precede the screening. Smoot en-US is a Fort Myers resident, long-time en-US supporter of the estates and author of en-US The Edisons of Fort Myers: Discoveries en-US of the Hearten-US The clip highlights en-US his contributions to the estates and en-US discusses his role in the acquisition of en-US the Ford Estate in the 1980s.en-US Tickets are $5 for Edison Ford and en-US Fort Myers Film Festival members en-US and $10 for non-members. Tickets en-US can be purchased the night of the en-US showing or visit www.ecommerce.en-US The Edison & Ford Winter Estates is en-US located at 2350 McGregor Boulevard in en-US Fort Myers. For more information, call en-US 334-7419.


21 THE RIVER MARCH 23, 2018 De-ionized Water Leaves your Windows Spotless Interior & Exterior Clean Windows, Doors, Frames & Screens Eco Friendly Locally Owned & Operated Residential & Commercial Satisfaction Guaranteed Additional Services Available: De-ionized Window CleaningStarting at$6*per window Pressure Washing (roofs excluded) Maintenance Programs Annual ContractsKeep Your View CRYSTAL CLEAR!Call Today for a Free Estimate239-313-7930Licensed & Insured Residential customers only. Some Restrictions may apply$25 off*$250 min Cleaning March 2018 ONLY! Chief Derrick Diggs presented awards for distinguished service to two members of the Fort Myers Police Department (FMPD) on Friday, March 16. Receiving the FMPD Officer of the Month award was Lt. Joshua Steinman and receiving the Mission BBQ Officer of the Month award was Officer Ryan Maldonado. Lt. Steinman was credited with the capture of an escaped and armed juvenile prisoner. Officer Maldonado was responsible with the arrest of a suspect who was later charged with four burglaries along the McGregor Boulevard corridor. The FMPD salutes theses officers for their diligence and dedication to the citizens of Fort Myers. Officer Ryan Maldonado and Chief Derrick Diggs of the Fort Myers Police Department photos provided FMPDs Lt. Joshua Steinman and Chief Derrick DiggsHigh Schools Hold Ceremonies For Shooting VictimsBefore school started on March 14, the students at South Fort Myers High School took part in one of many ceremonies to honor and remember the victims from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. In a powerful display, they formed the shape of a heart and lit up the early morning sky with their phones to pay tribute to 17 lives lost. Several other Lee County Schools honored the victims killed one month ago. At Cypress Lakes High School, approximately 100 students gathered outside and used chalk to write some of the victims names on the ground or messages of hope. Riverdale students planned an activity called 17 for 17. They set up a table in the cafeteria for students to take a pledge to incorporate something good in their everyday life. Those written pledges were then posted on a large poster that said Take a pledge for 17. Estero High School set 17 chairs in the schools main courtyard, each with a picture of one of 14 students and three teachers killed, while kind words were spoken about each person. East Lee County High School wore blue in unity and students posted their own words of kindness on a banner in the cafeteria. Bonita Springs High School observed a moment of silence and had thoughtful conversations between students, staff, teachers and administrators. Exemplary Service Awards Given To Officers


en-USTHE RIVER MARCH 23, 2018en-US22 en-USTrust Company en-US Announces en-US Appointmentsen-USTen-UShe Sanibel Captiva Trust en-US Company Naples division has en-US made two strategic appointments. en-US West McCann, CFA will serve en-US as president of The Naples Trust en-US Company, and Carol B. Boyd has been en-US promoted to regional corporate director.en-US Boyd said, Meeting our clients goals en-US and providing them with exceptional en-US service is our highest priority. These new en-US personnel changes increase our strength en-US and expertise, so we can continue to en-US serve our clients well.en-US The day-to-day operations of The en-US Naples Trust Company will transition en-US to McCann, who brings with him an en-US established reputation in the wealth en-US management industry. Ive admired the en-US firm for several years, said McCann. en-US The qualities of The Naples Trust en-US Company and their dedication to client en-US care align with my own.en-US McCann joins The Naples Trust en-US Company from Northern Trust where en-US he has held a prestigious career en-US since 2001. Most recently, he served en-US as managing director of the Bonita en-US Springs and Fort Myers markets, en-US responsible for $1.75 billion in assets en-US under management. Earlier he held en-US the position of managing executive en-US of their Naples Fifth Avenue office. en-US McCann has over 30 years of wealth en-US management and portfolio management en-US experience, having established and built en-US his career in portfolio management and en-US team oversight at banking institutions en-US throughout the Southeastern U.S. He is en-US a graduate of Georgia State University en-US in Atlanta, Georgia where he earned en-US a bachelor of business administration en-US degree in finance, and subsequently en-US became a holder of the chartered en-US financial analyst designation. McCann en-US is a member of the CFA Institute and en-US Investment Management Consultant en-US Association.en-US Boyd served as president of The en-US Naples Trust Company since 2013. en-US Carol has been instrumental in the en-US strategic direction and growth of the en-US Naples and Marco Island markets since en-US her arrival, said Richard Botthof, vice en-US chairman of The Sanibel Captiva Trust en-US Company. Today we have more than en-US tripled our number of client families as en-US well as assets under management.en-US Boyd will continue to care for her en-US current client relationships. She will also en-US be embracing a wider role in Collier en-US and Lee counties to further develop the en-US Trust Companys services toward new en-US and existing clients.en-US Both McCann and Boyd are en-US dedicated to nonprofit organizations en-US throughout Southwest Florida. McCann en-US currently serves as board chairman en-US of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary; en-US vice chairman of New Horizons of en-US Southwest Florida and is a board en-US member of Hope Hospice of Lee en-US County. As an advocate of childrens en-US causes, Boyd has devoted over 30 years en-US to multiple organizations primarily in en-US the areas of health and education.en-US McCann and Boyd are located at en-US The Naples Trust Company office at en-US 5920 Goodlette-Frank Road in Naples. en-US For more information, visit www.en-US Carol Boyd en-USphotos provided en-USWest McCannen-USFuturemakers en-US Receives $5,000 en-US Arthrex Granten-USTen-UShe FutureMakers Coalition en-US received $5,000 from Arthrex en-US Inc., a global orthopedic surgical en-US device company based in Naples.en-US According to Tessa LeSage, director en-US of Social Innovation and Sustainability en-US for the Southwest Florida Community en-US Foundation, the backbone organization en-US for the coalition, the grant will be used en-US as gap funding support for students en-US attending the machining program at en-US Immokalee Technical College.en-US The partners in our pilot program, en-US Lee Health, Fort Myers Technical en-US College, Cape Coral Technical College en-US and CareerSource of Southwest Florida, en-US aimed to increase enrollment and fill en-US entry-level positions in nursing and en-US it resulted in more than 80 percent en-US of Lee Healths persistent certified en-US nursing assistant vacancies being filled en-US as a result of aligning the systems and en-US providing assistance to students in en-US areas of known barriers, said LeSage. en-US These new funds will be used in the en-US same manner, to provide students with en-US gap funding to guide them through en-US program enrollment and completion, en-US which will ultimately earn them a en-US certificate in machining, an in-demand en-US workforce need.en-US The project involves coalition en-US partners in business, education, en-US philanthropy and workforce working en-US together to identify and bridge gaps en-US and barriers in the system. In addition en-US to improved systemic support, gap en-US funding is cultivated and provided en-US to students in all areas of program en-US enrollment and completion where they en-US might otherwise have been lost in the en-US system, including application fees, test en-US fees, supplies (uniforms, books, etc.) en-US and certification exam fees.en-US Machining is an in-demand job en-US that employers are seeking qualified en-US candidates for, and this program en-US seeks to partner with local employers, en-US including Arthrex, to graduate students en-US with this certification and incentivize en-US their completion with the prospect of en-US an interview/potential job, LeSage en-US added. While education is a key en-US component of this program, so too en-US is building a qualified and sustainable en-US workforce in our local community.en-US Arthrex is pleased to support the en-US FutureMakers Coalition and enhance en-US educative programs that not only allow en-US students to develop the necessary en-US skills for specific careers at Arthrex, en-US but also provide our communitys en-US future workforce with opportunities to en-US learn and grow, said Lisa Gardiner, en-US communications manager and en-US member of Arthrexs Charitable Giving en-US Committee.en-US The FutureMakers Coalitions goal en-US is to transform the local workforce by en-US increasing the number of Southwest en-US Florida residents with degrees, en-US certificates and other high-quality en-US credentials to 55 percent by the year en-US 2025.en-US The FutureMakers Coalition en-US encourages residents to join and en-US support this community-changing en-US initiative. For more information, visit en-US, call en-US 274-5900 or email Tessa LeSage at en-US en-USFrom page 8en-USAlong The Riveren-USby Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest en-US Florida (GRRSW).en-US There will be vendors, exhibits, pet en-US portraits, dock dog diving, a pet spa, en-US a doggy garage sale, refreshments, a en-US huge raffle and silent auction, and other en-US activities. Raffle and auction items range en-US from attraction, theater, dinner cruise en-US and hotel tickets to rounds of golf, gift en-US cards and lavish gift baskets. Vendors en-US include animal hospitals, boarding en-US facilities, trainers, groomers, rescues en-US and pet food companies. There will also en-US be a reunion tent for the goldens that en-US GRRSW has rescued from South Korea. en-US All breeds of well-mannered, leashed en-US dogs are invited to attend with their en-US owners. Admission and parking are free. en-US Additional auction item donations and en-US dog-related vendors are welcome. en-US The Shell Factory is located at 2787 en-US North Tamiami Trail in North Fort en-US Myers. For more information, visit en-US, email en-US or call 369-0415.en-US The City of Fort Myers Recreation en-US Division invites all children up to age en-US 6 to join in the annual en-USSpring Egg en-US Hunten-US at en-USCentennial Parken-US this Sunday, en-US March 25. The event begins at 10 a.m. en-US with free childrens activities including a en-US sidewalk chalk area and bean bag toss. en-US Concessions will be available as well as en-US a photo opportunity with the bunny.en-US Some 4,000 eggs will be placed in en-US Centennial Park and a special visitor is en-US expected. Children must be able to walk en-US on their own; parents will not be able en-US to assist. There will be a drawing for en-US special prizes following the egg hunt. en-US Children should bring their own basket en-US to collect the eggs.en-US There is no registration or fee en-US required. Plan to bring the kids and en-US enjoy a memorable Fort Myers tradition.en-US For more information, contact Matt en-US Fairchild at 321-7527 or mfairchild@en-US ArtPoemsen-US, the collaborative en-US multimedia poet and artist project of en-US Southwest Florida, will celebrate its 12th en-US year at en-USBIG ARTS Schein Hallen-US on en-US Wednesday, March 28. There will be a en-US reception at 7 p.m. with a presentation en-US to follow at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 en-US each.en-US Ranging from Peace River to Sanibel, en-US from Cape Coral to Fort Myers and en-US Naples, the group of 12 artists and en-US 12 poets has collaborated to produce en-US poems inspired by artworks and en-US artworks inspired by poems. Poets will en-US perform their poems while the paired en-US paintings, sculptures, photography and en-US mixed media artwork are exhibited on en-US stage and on the screen. en-US This year, artists include Paul en-US Adamick, Honey Costa, Scott Guelcher, en-US William Kramer, Claude Lyles, Lawrence en-US Massing, Leslie Morrow, Barbara G. en-US Mulford, Roy Rodriguez, Beverly That, en-US Kenneth A. Vinton and Buck Ward. en-US Collaborating poets include Joyce en-US Berrian Ferrari, Jamilla D. Brooks, Dan en-US England, Christine Goodwin, Sandy en-US Greco, Mary Beth Lundgren, Holly en-US McEntyre, Gary McLouth, Marilyn en-US Mecca, Joe Pacheco, Sid Simon and en-US Lorraine Walker Williams.en-US Alliance for the Arts is located at en-US 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort en-US Myers. BIG ARTS is located at 900 en-US Dunlop Road on Sanibel. For more en-US information, visit


en-US23 en-USTHE RIVER MARCH 23, 2018 Effortless Hurricane Protection for Your Home rfntbnff frfffrfnrrnrr fr ffr f rffr We Meet or Beat All Competitor's Written Estimates 239.267.5858 Of rrnfrStarting at$285* does not include installation CALL TODAY FOR A FREE ESTIMATECALL US TODAY! SCC131151273 en-USCelebrities Toen-US en-US Talk About Beingen-US en-US In The Spotlighten-USTen-UShe Cause an Effect celebrity en-US panel discussion featuring Randy en-US Wayne White, bestselling author of en-US the Doc Ford and Hannah Smith series en-US of novels; Porter Goss, former director en-US of the Central Intelligence Agency and en-US U.S. Congressman; and longtime NBC-en-US 2 News anchor Kellie Burns will share en-US stories of their good and not-so-good en-US times on the worlds biggest stages at a en-US one-night-only event at The Community en-US House on Thursday, March 29 at 6 p.m.en-US The conversation will be moderen-US -en-US ated by Brian Hummel, MD, FACS, en-US a cardiothoracic surgeon at Shipley en-US Cardiothoracic Center at HealthPark en-US Medical Center in Fort Myers. Tickets en-US are $150 each and can be reserved en-US by calling 343-6058 or emailing jeff.en-US Heavy hors en-US doeuvres and cocktails will be served.en-US Every day, Dr. Hummel is called en-US upon to perform complex surgical en-US procedures on patients from all across en-US Southwest Florida and beyond. While en-US the pressures are unique to his field, it en-US got him to think about how others deal en-US with the strains of performing at their en-US best.en-US Everyone of us whether you are en-US an author or accountant, a government en-US official or a grade school teacher deals en-US with the stresses of performance in en-US their workplace and their life, said Dr. en-US Hummel. I just thought it would be en-US great to sit down with this panel, all en-US have seen and done so much in their en-US days and have been wildly successful, to en-US talk about when the pressures got the en-US best of them and they didnt perform at en-US the top of their game. What happened? en-US How did they get through? They can en-US provide us some important lessons.en-US Whites path to bestselling and en-US award-winning author has taken him en-US around the world. He skipped college, en-US has worked as a farm hand, a brass en-US and iron foundry worker, a telephone en-US lineman, and, for 13 years, a full-time en-US fishing guide at Tarpon Bay Marina en-US on Sanibel Island. He was a columnist en-US for many years for en-USOutsideen-US magazine en-US before settling into his role as novelist of en-US the world-famous Doc Ford novels and en-US becoming part of Sanibels lore.en-US Goss time on the world stage took en-US a decidedly different tack. He was a en-US U.S. Army Intelligence officer from en-US 1960 to 1962. He served in the Central en-US Intelligence Agency from 1962 until en-US 1972, completing assignments in Latin en-US America, the Caribbean and Europe. en-US His family then moved to Sanibel Island en-US where he was active in the incorporaen-US -en-US tion of the City of Sanibel and served as en-US its first mayor in 1974. He continued his en-US public service as a member of the Lee en-US County Commission (1983 to 1988, en-US serving as chairman 1985 to 1986), en-US then as U.S. congressman representing en-US Southwest Florida and served for almost en-US 16 years. In 2004, he became the 19th en-US and last director of Central Intelligence en-US before becoming the first director of the en-US Central Intelligence Agency under the en-US newly signed Intelligence Reform and en-US Terrorism Prevention Act in 2005.en-US Burns started at NBC-2 in 1994 as a en-US reporter, working her way up to Collier en-US County bureau chief, weekend anchor en-US and finally primary anchor in 1996, en-US currently anchoring the evening news. en-US Originally from Upstate New York, she en-US graduated from the State University of en-US New York at Geneseo with a bachelors en-US degree in both communications and en-US political science, and a minor in interen-US -en-US national relations. Her award-winning en-US career includes two regional Edward en-US R. Murrow Awards and several awards en-US from the Florida Associated Press. Porter Goss en-USphoto provided Kellie Burns en-USphoto courtesy NBC News Randy Wayne White en-USphoto provided


en-USRed Sox-Yankee Rivalry Shoulden-US en-US Be A Headline Attraction In 2018en-USby Ed Franken-USTen-UShere is probably no other exciting and historic rivalry in all en-US of sports as the one between the Boston Red Sox and the en-US New York Yankees.en-US And as Spring Training moves into its final days, there are en-US strong indications that the battle between these two teams may en-US once again stir strong, even bitter emotions, between Red Sox en-US and Yankee fans throughout the 2018 season and possibly en-US beyond.en-US There are several facts for this reasoning:en-US The Yankees added slugger Giancarlo Stanton and his $325 en-US million contract (largest in sports) to their roster. And teamed en-US with All-Star Aaron Judge (56 home runs in 2017), they form an outfield tandem en-US unmatched in baseball.en-US As for the Red Sox, who have won back-to-back American League Eastern Division en-US Championships, the addition of outfielder J.D. Martinez (45 home runs in 119 games en-US last season), provides Boston with the prestigious power they lacked last season upon en-US the retirement of David Ortiz. en-US In addition, all of Bostons starting lineup returns this year.en-US Adding to the pending excitement of the new baseball season is the fact that both en-US teams have new managers. Boston lured Alex Cora away from the World Champion en-US Houston Astros after John Farrell was fired when his division champions were en-US eliminated in the first round of postseason play two years in a row.en-US The new Yankee skipper is Aaron Boone who returns to New York after an eight-en-US year career in broadcasting. He replaced Joe Girardi, who had managed the Yankees en-US to a World Series title in 2009.en-US It is the first time in more than 25 years that both teams start the new season with en-US rookie managers.en-US Boone holds a special place in Yankee history as the result of his Game Seven, en-US 11th inning walk-off home run in the 2003 American League Championship Series en-US against Boston. Despite his heroics, the Yankees lost to the Florida Marlins in the en-US World Series.en-US Boston and New York had played 19 regular season games and seven post-season en-US games that season before Boones bottom of the 11th inning home run.en-US The Red Sox did go on to win the 2004 World Series, their first since 1918.en-US There are many great rivalries in sports, but few will argue that the Red Sox-Yankee en-US battles will be on the top of most any list.en-US And the 2018 baseball season could be another one.en-US Twins Lose Shortstop Jorge Polanco In Drug Suspensionen-US Earlier this week, the Minnesota Twins announced that starting shortstop Jorge en-US Polanco had been suspended for 80 games by Major League Baseball for the use of en-US performance enhancing drugs.en-US Polanco, 24, said he took a tainted combination of vitamin B12 and an iron en-US supplement from his trainer in the Dominican Republic .en-US In 2017, Polanco hit .256 with 13 home runs and 74 RBIs. He is not eligible to en-US return to the Twins lineup until June 30, and isnt eligible for postseason play. He also en-US will lose several hundred thousand dollars in pay. RIVER THE RIVER MARCH 23, 2018 en-US24 Pfeifer Realty is Your Home Team! 239.472.0004 en-USSPORTS QUIZ 1. Since 2000, two major -league starting pitchers have won a regular-season MVP Award. en-USName them. 2. The Cleveland Indians set a r ecord in a game in 2016 for most pitchers combining for a en-USshutout. How many did they use? 3. Who was the last running back for the T itans franchise before DeMarco Murray in 2016 to en-USthrow a touchdown pass and run for a touchdown in the same game? 4. When was the last time all four No. 1 seeds in mens basketball made it to the Final Four of en-USthe NCAA Tournament? 5. Who was the last NHL player befor e Tampa Bays Nikita Kucherov in 2017 to start a en-USseason by scoring in seven consecutive games? 6. Who was the first U.S. male to win a W orld Cup downhill skiing race? 7. Golfer Phil Mickelson set a r ecord in 2017 for most career victories (26) in the Presidents en-USCup. Who had held the mark? en-USANSWERS en-US1. Justin Verlander in 2011, and Clayton Kershaw in 2014. 2. Nine pitchers. 3. Earl Campbell in 1980, en-US when the franchise was in Houston. 4. It was 2008 (Kansas, North Carolina, UCLA and Memphis). en-US en-US 5. Pittsburghs Mario Lemieux, in 1992. 6. Bill Johnson, in 1984. 7. Tiger Woods, with 24 wins. en-USIen-USf you have bats roosting in your attic, en-US eaves or chimney spaces, now is the en-US time to give them an eviction notice. en-US Bat maternity season begins Sunday, en-US April 15 and runs through August 15. en-US Exclusions of bat colonies must be en-US completed before the season starts.en-US During bat maternity season, en-US bats gather to give birth and raise en-US their young, said Terry Doonan, a en-US Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation en-US Commission (FWC) biologist and en-US mammal conservation coordinator. en-US The season lasts until the young bats en-US can fly and feed themselves. In Florida, en-US this occurs from mid-April through mid-en-US August for most bat species.en-US Bat exclusions are illegal during this en-US maternity season to prevent young bats en-US that cannot yet fly from being trapped en-US inside structures and dying.en-US Florida is home to 13 resident bat en-US species, including threatened species en-US such as the Florida bonneted bat. Some en-US bat species roost in artificial structures, en-US including buildings and houses. Although en-US it is illegal to harm or kill bats in Florida, en-US guidelines have been developed allowing en-US for the legal exclusion en-USof bats outside ofen-UScontinued on page 32 Bats congregate before maternity season en-USphoto by Karen Parkeren-USFloridas Bat Maternityen-US en-US Season To Begin April 15


en-US25 en-USTHE RIVER MARCH 23, 2018 European Team en-USReturns For Tarpon en-US Tournamenten-USFen-USour journalists from Scotland, England en-US and Denmark will return to fish and en-US cover the 7th annual Ding Darling en-US & Doc Fords Tarpon Tournament on en-US Friday, May 11. Already the overseas jibes en-US have begun between the European Fish & en-US Chips team which last fished the 2015 en-US tournament and its U.S. counterparts.en-US Its a real shame our American friends en-US have to fly a team across the Atlantic to en-US show them how to catch tarpon, joked en-US Paul OHare with BBC Scotland.en-US Good to see the tournament sold en-US out so quickly when the locals heard the en-US European Dream Team were on their en-US way back, quipped Jim Patrick from en-US the UK, who writes for the daily en-USSunen-US en-US newspapers. We wouldnt expect anything en-US else. Our American friends showed us a en-US great time before, but we hope theyre en-US ready to bring their A game to the water in en-US May. Theyre gonna need it.en-US In 2015, the team took fifth place, en-US despite having never fished for tarpon en-US before. We upset the odds in 2015 and en-US are confident we can do so again, jibed en-US OHare. Bring it on.en-US Joining OHare and Patrick, teammate en-US Paul Fenech is features editor for the UKs en-US Sea Angler Magazineen-US. Niels Lagergaard en-US Pedersen from Denmark writes for the en-US monthly en-US Fiske Avisenen-US. The combined en-US circulation of the teams news and fishing en-US publications exceeds 2.3 million readers.en-US We just hope their writing is better en-US than their fishing, jested Team Sportfisha, en-US which beat Team Fish & Chips to first en-US place in 2015. Looked to us like the en-US Fish & Chips were down. I hope theyre en-US brushing up their skills for handling a real en-US fish.en-US The European teams participation en-US was made possible through a partnership en-US between the Lee County Visitor & en-US Convention Bureau and the Ding Darling en-US Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge en-US (DDWS).en-US The reporters are all avid anglers, but en-US their first experience with tarpon was in en-US 2015, said Birgie Miller, DDWS executive en-US director and event organizer. They proved en-US themselves that year. The international en-US element makes the tournament just that en-US much more exciting.en-US DDWS sponsors the tournament along en-US with title sponsor Doc Fords Rum Bar en-US & Grille and other local businesses and en-US individuals. The tournament is unique en-US locally because it pays out 100 percent en-US of the entry fee as tournament awards. en-US Registration this year for the 55 boats filled en-US within two hours.en-US Tournament proceeds benefit wildlife en-US and conservation education at JN Ding en-US Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel en-US Island.en-US Last year we raised $80,000 for en-US the refuge as a result of sponsorships, en-US donations and auction proceeds, said en-US Miller. Were so grateful to Doc Fords en-US and our other sponsors for this huge effort en-US in our behalf.en-US For more information on en-US the tournament, visit www.en-US Anyone en-US interested in becoming a tournament en-US sponsor should contact Sarah Lathrop at en-US 472-1100 ext. 4.en-US The following are sponsors for the en-US 2018 tournament. Title Sponsor: Doc en-US Fords Rum Bar & Grille; Champion en-US Sponsor: Nimrod, Raisers Edge; Premier en-US Sponsors: Mark and Gretchen Banks, en-US Diversified Yacht Services; Presenting en-US Sponsors: Custom Tees, Gasparilla en-US Vacations, Joseph M. Kelley Plumbing en-US & Heating, Stockyard Bricks; Platinum en-US Sponsors: Captiva Diva, Congress en-US Jewelers, Mabry Brothers, Inc., Organized en-US Chaos, Suncoast Beverage Sales; Gold en-US Sponsors: Andrew Thompson Co., Fort en-US Myers Marine, HighTower Advisors, en-US The Historic Bait Box, Island Condo en-US Maintenance, en-US Island Sunen-US and en-USThe en-US River Weekly Newsen-US, Jensens Marina, en-US Law Office of Christopher G. Hill PC, en-US Law Office of Janet M. Strickland PA, en-US Media Source, Misty Wells Lets Take en-US It Outside, en-USNautical Mileen-US magazine, en-US On Island, RS Walsh Landscaping, Shell en-US Point Retirement Community; Trophy en-US Case of Fort Myers, Whitneys Bait & en-US Tackle, Wilbur Smith Attorneys at Law; en-US Silver Sponsors: Anisa Stewart Jewelry, en-US Baileys General Store, en-USFlorida Weeklyen-US, en-US Gresham Family, Gulf Star Marina, Island en-US Inn, en-US Island Sand Paperen-US, Must Do Visitor en-US Guides &, Peter and Barb en-US Rogers, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, en-US Semmer Electric/Bonita Bills Waterfront en-US Cafe, Tarpon Bay Explorers. Team Fish & Chips takes off for a day of tarpon fishing at the 2015 tournament en-USphoto provided GPS Seminar en-USPen-USeace River Sail and Power Squadron en-US is offering the Using GPS Seminar en-US at the Bayfront Center on Saturday en-US March 24 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. en-US GPS can get you where you need en-US to go, but did you know you can use it en-US to steer your boat accurately? Enhance en-US your boating experience by getting the en-US most out of todays feature-packed GPS en-US devices. Learn how to store and use en-US waypoints, build and execute routes, and en-US monitor steering. You can also get tips on en-US connecting your GPS to your VHF marine en-US radio, which opens up a new world of en-US digital hailing and distress signaling.en-US Cost for attending the seminar is $35; en-US a second person sharing materials is $25. en-US Instructions include What GPS does; en-US Waypoint navigation; How to operate en-US your GPS; What the buttons do; What en-US the screens show; How to use the key en-US functions; How to navigate safe course; en-US and Tips on choosing a GPS thats best en-US for you.en-US Seating is limited so register by en-US Wednesday, March 21 at 5 p.m.en-US The Bayfront Center is located at 750 en-US West Retta Esplanade in Punta Gorda. For en-US more information, call 941-637-0766 or en-US send us an email: puntagordaboating@en-US


en-USTHE RIVER MARCH 23, 2018en-US26 en-USSuperior Interiorsen-USStripesen-USby Linda Coinen-USSen-UStripes are en-US one of the en-US most versatile en-US decorating tools en-US available. They can en-US make a room look en-US bigger or wider, en-US more serene or en-US bolder.en-US But, as with en-US everything in en-US life, too much of a good thing can en-US sometimes be a bad thing. So here are en-US a few helpful hints for your striping en-US considerations:en-US 1. Watch out for wide stripes with en-US dark or bright colors. They tend to en-US be overpowering. Use them in small en-US quantities, where they can still be an en-US attention getter, but the room wont be en-US overpowered.en-US 2. Keep in mind that the larger the en-US room, the wider the stripe can be. Too en-US small a stripe in a large living room en-US could possibly get lost within the rest of en-US your design plan.en-US 3. A narrow vertical stripe works en-US well in smaller rooms, particularly those en-US with low ceilings they will make your en-US room appear taller by drawing your eye en-US upward.en-US Stripes are truly the great mixer. en-US They are fantastic when coordinated en-US with other patterns such as florals and en-US plaids. If you want to create your own en-US combinations, dont be afraid of the en-US possibilities. en-US Just remember when mixing stripes en-US with other patterns, be sure to find a en-US common element which will in most en-US cases be color. en-US Linda Coin is an interior designer en-US on Sanibel/Captiva Islands and can be en-US reached at en-USFinancial Focusen-USTalk To Your en-US Spouse About en-US Retirement Visionen-USby Jennifer Baseyen-USIen-USf youre single, en-US your retirement en-US goals are your en-US own you dont en-US really have to en-US consult with en-US anybody, and you en-US can change your en-US plans whenever en-US you like. However, en-US if youre married, en-US you and your spouse should develop a en-US joint vision encompassing all the key en-US areas of your retirement lifestyle.en-US These are a few questions you may en-US want to address first:en-US Where should we live? Once you en-US retire, you may need to consider two en-US key aspects of your living situation: en-US the size and location of your home. en-US Regarding size, you may look around en-US one day and realize you have more en-US living space than you actually need. en-US This is especially true, of course, if en-US you have children who have set out en-US on their own. So, if you have a large en-US single-family house, you may want to en-US consider whether you should move into en-US a condominium or even an apartment, en-US either of which might be more cost en-US effective for you.en-US As for location, you may decide en-US that retirement is the perfect time to en-US move, either to seek a more favorable en-US climate or to be near grown children en-US and grandchildren. In any case, moving en-US to a different area is a major financial en-US decision, so you and your spouse will en-US certainly want to discuss all the aspects en-US of relocation.en-US Will either of us work? Retirement en-US no longer means the cessation of all en-US work. You or your spouse or perhaps en-US you and your spouse may want to use en-US your skills and experience to do some en-US consulting or even open your own en-US business. Adding a source of earned en-US income will almost certainly help your en-US financial picture during retirement, but en-US if either you or your spouse is planning en-US to do some work, you will want to be en-US sure this activity doesnt disrupt other en-US plans that may be important to you, en-US such as traveling. Also, any source of en-US earned income during your retirement en-US years may well affect important en-US financial decisions, such as when to en-US take Social Security and how much en-US to withdraw each year from your en-US retirement accounts, such as your IRA en-US and 401(k). Again, its essential that you en-US and your spouse be on the same page en-US about any type of employment during en-US retirement.en-US How will we spend our time? Aside en-US from possibly doing some type of work en-US during your retirement years, how else en-US might you spend your time? Would you en-US like to travel extensively? Or would you en-US rather stick close to home and pursue en-US your hobbies or volunteer? These en-US dont have to be either-or decisions en-US hopefully, youll be able to explore en-US many pursuits during your retirement. en-US Keep in mind, though, that there will en-US be different costs for these various en-US activities, so you and your spouse may en-US need to prioritize your choices to ensure en-US they fit into your overall financial en-US strategies.en-US As you can see, you and your spouse en-US will have some key decisions about the en-US financial aspects of your retirement. en-US However, with some careful planning, en-US you can make the moves that can en-US help you work toward your common en-US retirement vision.en-US This article was written by Edward en-US Jones for use by your local Edward en-US Jones financial advisor. Jennifer Basey en-US is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. en-US She can be reached at jennifer.basey@en-US en-USPilot Club en-US Donates To en-US Childrens Hospitalen-USTen-UShe Pilot Club of Fort Myers donated en-US $1,500 to the Golisano Childrens en-US Hospital for sponsorship of a en-US video that will be shown to parents of en-US all newborns. The video will emphasize en-US safety for children in carsen-US The focus of the Pilot Club of Fort en-US Myers is helping organizations seeking en-US to improve the quality of life for en-US individuals with brain-related disorders en-US through volunteer activities, education, en-US and financial support. The club name en-US came from a riverboat pilot who could en-US steer safely through troubled waters. en-US The clubs motto is do more, care en-US more, and be more. For information en-US about the Pilot Club, contact the en-US president, Fran DAlessandro, 332-en-US 1140. en-USFrom left, Pilot Club of Fort Myers members Jody Van Cooney, secretary; Fran DAlessandro, en-US president; and Linda Hessler, treasurer present a check to Sally Kruescher, board member and Galisono Childrens Hospital representative. en-USphoto provided


27 THE RIVER MARCH 23, 2018 RIVER Book ReviewEnd Game by Di SaggauEnd Game David Baldaccis explosive new thriller brings back two of his best characters, Will Robie and Jessica Reel. Reel is sarcastic and is not afraid to get into someones face. Robie is quiet, sensitive and will hold back. Sometimes her abrasive behavior has adverse effects but they seem to feed off one another in a cohesive partnership. Its obvious that they care a lot for each other. As the book begins, Robie is on a mission in London where he has to single-handedly take out a Jihadist terrorist cell, and Reel is in Iraq doing sniper duty for the military. Once these missions are completed, the two are asked to find their handler, The Blue Man, Roger Walton, who has gone missing in Grand, Colorado. Robie and Reel are two of the most lethal people alive. Theyre the ones the government calls in when the utmost secrecy is required to take out those who plot violence and mass destruction against the United States. Finding Blue Man is their highest priority. With no communications since he took a rare vacation to go fly fishing in his hometown, they cant help but fear the worst. As Robie and Reel arrive in the small town of Grand, they discover that it has its own share of problems. The local economy is stagnant, the police force is understaffed and the small community has become a magnet for crime, drugs and a growing number of militant fringe groups. Lying in wait is a bigger threat, one that could shake the very foundation of America. Investigating hideaways for the super wealthy, in case the world implodes, pits the duo against an adversary with superior firepower and a home-court advantage. He was inspired by the TV show Breaking Bad so you get the picture. End Game is a novel with a fastaction story. Theres plenty of action, dealing with terrorists on both the domestic and international front. Robie and Reel have to use all their senses to confront and defeat the bad guys. Fans will not be disappointed in this thriller. The good news is, you know theres going to be another Robie and Reel book in the near future. School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Readers, Kids with learning and attention issues need a great deal of support, sometimes more than a parent has the time and energy to give. Some recent research indicates that assistive technology (AT) may provide extra support at home for struggling students and their parents. Remember AT is generally defined as any device, piece of equipment or system that helps a person with around his/her challenges for better functioning. Jaime Martin, an assistive technology consultant, who specializes in finding AT solutions for students and adults with dyslexia, has identified numerous ways that a home assistant device, like the Amazon Echo or Google Home can make everyday tasks easier for kids who struggle with learning and attention. Once you understand how these voiceactivated and hands-free home assistant devices operate, you can ask them questions or give them commands to help with reading, writing, math and executive functioning skills. Here are some great tips from Mr. Martin. Home assistants can help with spelling. When kids are writing, they can ask how to spell a word they have trouble with. If its a word that has more than one spelling like deer vs. dear, its a bit trickier, but kids can clarify which spelling they want. For example, they can say, How do you spell the animal deer? Home assistants can give definitions and synonyms. Kids with reading issues can also ask home assistants for the meaning of words they dont recognize. Kids can ask for synonyms if they want to change words in their writing. Home assistants can help sound out words. Kids who struggle with decoding can ask how to pronounce a word by spelling it out. With Google Home, they can say, OK Google, how do you pronounce p-h-o-n-e? With Amazon Echo, they can use a skill called Pronunciations and say, Alexa, ask Pronunciations how to say r-o-u-g-h. Home assistants can read books aloud. For hands-free listening to books, Amazon Echo has two options. If you have an Audible account, your child can listen to Packed with facts and employing an engaging storytelling style, [Female Pioneers of Fort Myers] both teaches and entertains. Local history buffs and newcomers to history will value Tuthill and Halls research and appreciate the accessible format, too.Gerri Reaves, PhD, author of Legendary Locals of Fort Myers and Fort Myers, Then & Now Available atWWW.AMAZON.COM WWW.EDITORIALRXPRESS.COM an audiobook just by saying, Alexa, read Alice in Wonderland. Alexa can also read aloud Kindle books that are text-tospeech compatible. Kids just have to say something like, Alexa, read Fish in a Tree in Kindle Books. Right now, Google Home does not read books aloud. Home assistants can help students who struggle with math. Kids can ask for basic calculations by saying, What is the square root of 25? or What is 32 percent of 500 dollars? If kids need help with unit conversions, they can say something like, OK how many degrees Fahrenheit is 25 degrees Celsius? If kids forget math formulas, they can get a reminder by saying, How do you find the area of a circle? Kids can even practice math by using an interactive tool called 1-2-3 Math. It asks various math problems in a quiz format. Its available as an Echo skill and as a Home action. Home assistants can set timers, alarms and create to-do lists. Kids who have trouble staying on task for a certain amount of time can ask for a timer to be set for a certain number of minutes and then take a break and start again. Kids can ask for a reminder to start their homework at a specific time as well. Kids who have trouble keeping track of school assignments and chores can use a home assistant to create a to-do list. With Echo, kids can add tasks to their list with a command like, Alexa, put practice trumpet on my to-do list. To access the list, they can say, Alexa, whats on my to-do list? With Google Home, kids can use third-party apps to create and keep track of a to-do list. Home assistants can manage calendar events. Keeping track of due dates and events can be tricky for kids with executive functioning issues. Home assistants let kids manage calendars by voice. They can add events with the command, Add calendar event. To hear whats coming up, kids can simply say, Whats on my calendar for Sunday? The potential of home assistants is just emerging but its clear that these devices will soon become an important tool for kids and adults to get extra support for learning. As always parental guidance and supervision is required. 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. Email your editorial copy to:


en-USTHE RIVER MARCH 23, 2018en-US28 en-USSouthwest Florida Wine & Food Fest en-US Raises $2.9 Million For Worthy Causesen-USSen-USWFL Childrens Charities, Inc.s 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest en-US recently raised $2.9 million in total to support pediatric health care services and en-US education. Celebrating the events 10th year, more than 350 guests joined The en-US Grand Tasting and Live Auction on March 3 at Quail West Golf and Country Club. en-US All proceeds of the auction will support Golisano Childrens Hospital, Florida Gulf en-US Coast University and Florida SouthWestern State College in support of pediatric health en-US care and scholarships for local students majoring in health sciences. Additionally, 10 en-US percent of contributions will benefit four new beneficiaries including PACE Center en-US for Girls of Lee County, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, en-US SalusCare, Inc. and The Heights Foundation. en-USFrom left, Angela and Todd Gates with Dave Copham en-USphotos provided en-USVicki and Richard Pitbladdo en-USSandy Stilwell-Youngquist and Tim en-US Youngquist en-USScott and Diana Metzger en-USDave Copham and Bill Cavinder en-USBill Beynon and Bill Toler en-USFrom left, Art and Bev Cherry with Robin and Scot Hamilton en-USFrom left, Brooke and Patrick Denson with Elaine and Fred Hawkins en-USFrom left, Michelle Graham, Terri Bryan and Debbie Toler en-USFrom left, Brian DelNegro, Nick DelNegro and Joe Pavich


en-US29 en-USTHE RIVER MARCH 23, 2018 Fort Myers High en-USStudent To Speak en-US At Ceremonyen-USDen-USahlia Dry, an 11th grader at en-US Fort Myers High School, has en-US been selected to be a Junior and en-US Senior Outstanding Narratives (JASON en-US Colloquium) speaker during the opening en-US ceremonies of this years 63rd annual en-US State Science and Engineering Fair en-US (SSEF) of Florida in Lakeland.en-US Dry was selected through a state-en-US wide nomination process to present en-US a three-minute speech to up to 1,000 en-US attendees of the opening ceremony fair en-US on Tuesday, March 27 at the Youkey en-US Theatre in Lakeland. She will be one en-US of a handful of student competitors en-US honored at the State Science Fair en-US speaking to inspire students to achieve en-US positive academic goals.en-US Dry is a two-time Best of Fair en-US Physical Science winner (2018 and en-US 2017 Kiwanis Science Fair) and traveled en-US to the state science fair last year, where en-US she received a Third Place Mathematics en-US & Computational Sciences category en-US award. She also represented the en-US Kiwanis Science Fair as an International en-US Science Fair Finalist in Los Angeles en-US where she attained two awards (4th en-US Place Category and Mu Alpha Theta en-US scholarship.)en-US Dry started her research project en-US during her sophomore year of high en-US school because she wanted to teach en-US herself how to code using Python en-US programming language so that she en-US could analyze local weather data and en-US better predict optimal conditions for en-US sailing a hobby and passion of hers. en-US Thirty-one finalists from the Kiwanis en-US Science Fair will be representing Lee en-US and Charlotte counties at the State en-US Science Fair beginning March 27. Drys en-US speech on March 27 at 7:30 p.m. will en-US be broadcast live on the Thomas A. en-US Edison Regional Science and Inventors en-US Fair Twitter account (@EdisonFairs). Dahlia Dry en-USphoto provided en-USHolocaust Week en-US Programs At FSWen-USFen-USlorida SouthWestern State College en-US (FSW) will observe Dr. Talbot Spivak en-US Holocaust Memorial Week on its Fort en-US Myers campus with a series of events that en-US focus on the theme Legacy of Survivors en-US from March 26 to 30. Events are free and en-US open to the public.en-US The mission of the Dr. Talbot Spivak en-US Holocaust Memorial Week at FSW is en-US to educate students and the community en-US about the Holocaust, to honor its victims en-US and survivors, to cultivate tolerance and en-US to promote awareness of modern-day en-US genocide in support of the worlds promise en-US of Never Again.en-US Throughout the week, local Holocaust en-US survivors will speak about their experien-US-en-US ences. All survivor talks will be held in en-US Building U, Room 102.en-US On Tuesday, March 27, speakers en-US include Irene Skolnick at 9:30 a.m. and en-US Steen Metz at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, en-US March 28, speakers include Rob Nossen en-US at 9:30 a.m., Renee Beddouk at 11 a.m., en-US Marcel Fachler at 2 p.m. and Cesare en-US Frustaci at 6 p.m.en-US Survivors will also tell their stories in en-US a more intimate setting during a Survivor en-US Round Table discussion at 12:30 p.m. on en-US Wednesday, March 28.en-US In addition to the survivor talks, a series en-US of guest lectures and presentations will be en-US held.en-US On Monday, March 26, in Building en-US U, Room 102, FSW Cornerstone en-US Experience Professor Robbie Manauis en-US will present Learning from a Culture of en-US Violence, Context for Genocide at 11 en-US a.m. FSW Political Science Professor Dr. en-US Bruno Baltodano will present Narratives en-US at War: The Impacts of Denial to the en-US Historical Legacy of the Holocaust and en-US the Guatemalan Genocide at 12:30 p.m. en-US FSW History Professor Sara Gottwalles will en-US present Henchmen of Hate at 2 p.m.en-US On Tuesday, March 27, in Building U, en-US Room 102, FSW Psychology Professor en-US Frank Kohn will recount his familys en-US experiences during the Holocaust and the en-US Nazis psychological techniques at 11 a.m. en-US FSW History Professor Dr. Mark Herman en-US will present Children of the Holocaust en-US at 12:30 p.m. FSW Hospitality Law en-US Professor Dr. Sandi Towers will present en-US Krakow, Poland, and Auschwitz-Birkenau: en-US Yesterday and Today at 2 p.m.en-US A musical performance, en-USMusic of the en-US Holocausten-US, will be presented by FSW en-US Violin/Viola Professor Rachel Cox, at en-US 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, en-US in Building J, Room 117/118, with a en-US reception beginning at 2 p.m.en-US Dream Peace, the art of renowned en-US Sanibel-based artist Myra Roberts, will en-US be exhibited at 6 p.m. on Thursday, en-US March 29, in Building U, Room 102. en-US The exhibition will feature portraits of en-US Bielski partisans and other survivors of the en-US Holocaust.en-US On Friday, March 30, a video recording en-US of Penn State University alumna Aviva en-US Doerys presentation, The Lives of Lesbian en-US Women in Nazi Concentration Camps, en-US will be shown at 9:30 a.m. in Building J, en-US Room 103.en-US The full event schedule is available at en-US FSWs Dr. Talbot Spivak Holocaust en-US Memorial Week is organized in partnership en-US with the Holocaust Museum & Education en-US Center of Southwest Florida, the Kenneth en-US and Mary Ruth Stegman Endowed en-US Chair, and Jewish Federation of Lee and en-US Charlotte Counties.en-US FSW Thomas Edison campus is en-US located at 8099 College Parkway in Fort en-US Myers. For more information, call Cindy en-US Campbell, FSW faculty librarian, at 489-en-US 9367 or Rona Axelrod, FSW mathematics en-US professor, at 489-9437. en-USStrong Debut For en-US Kids STEM Booken-USA en-USnew STEM book titled en-USHoroscopes: en-US Reality or Trickery?en-US by Kimberly en-US Blaker debuted March 21. The 73-en-US page book for kids ages 9 to 13 explores en-US the development and history of astrology en-US and the claims made by astrologers and en-US proponents. The author addresses the en-US arguments both for and against its validen-US-en-US ity and examines the scientific evidence, en-US or rather, lack thereof, for the validity of en-US horoscopes. Readers also discover the en-US tricks astrologers use to write horoscopes en-US that create the illusion horoscopes are valid en-US forecasts or assessments of personality.en-US Blaker explains, en-USHoroscopes: Reality en-US or Trickery?en-US is designed to help kids en-US better understand the scientific method en-US and develop critical thinking skills. In the en-US educational book, readers can do seven en-US activities and experiments as they sleuth en-US for the truth about astrology.en-US Michael Shermer, best-selling author en-US and monthly columnist for en-USScientific en-US Americanen-US, says, this delightful book by en-US Kimberly Blaker is the perfect balance of en-US education and entertainment on a particuen-US-en-US lar topic (horoscopes and astrology)... How en-US do we know what is true? Science is the en-US best tool we have, and this wonderful book en-US should be gifted to every parent, teacher en-US and student.en-US What makes this book particularly en-US unique is that it provides kids the tools en-US and information needed to decide for en-US themselves whether astrology is real or just en-US a hoax. My objective is not to tell kids en-US what to think, but rather show them how en-US to think for themselves and come to logical en-US conclusions, Blaker said.en-US James Alcock, professor of psychology en-US at Glendon College, York University, said: en-US Pseudoscience often appeals because it en-US is fascinating and exciting, but this book en-US demonstrates that critical thinking about en-US pseudoscience can be just as fascinating en-US and exciting, while having the additional en-US advantage of dealing with what is real.en-US The book has received additional en-US endorsements by such celebrities as Harriet en-US A. Hall, a retired family physician and Air en-US Force surgeon and columnist (SkepDoc) for en-US Skepticen-US magazine as well as psychologist en-US Susan Blackmore, one of Britains most en-US renowned skeptics whos done extensive en-US research on paranormal claims.en-US Horoscopes: Reality or Trickery?en-US is en-US available in hardcover ($19.95), paperback en-US ($13.95), and ebook ($9.95) through most en-US online book retailers including Amazon, en-US Barnes & Noble, and Green Grove Press en-US as well as many brick-and-mortar booksellen-US-en-US ers. For more information, visit www.en-US reality-or-trickery-hardcover.


en-USTHE RIVER MARCH 23, 2018en-US30 en-USHospital Receives en-US International en-US Awarden-USCen-USape Coral Hospital is the first en-US facility in Southwest Florida to en-US receive prestigious international en-US recognition as a Designated Baby-Friendly en-US birth facility from Baby-Friendly USA. en-US Currently there are 493 active Baby-en-US Friendly hospitals and birth centers in the en-US United States, and more than 20,000 en-US worldwide.en-US The obstetrics team at Cape Coral en-US Hospital has worked diligently to en-US meet the challenges of attaining this en-US recognition, said Scott Kashman, Lee en-US Health chief acute care officer. They en-US have been the first in the state to en-US complete each level, and now achieving en-US the Baby-Friendly Hospital designation, en-US setting an example for other hospitals. en-US This is another example of following en-US the Lee Health vision to be a national en-US leader for the advancement of health en-US and healing.en-US Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. is the U.S. en-US authority for the implementation of en-US the Baby-Friendly Hospital initiative en-US (BFHI), a global program sponsored en-US by the World Health Organization en-US (WHO) and the United Nations en-US Childrens Fund (UNICEF). The initiative en-US encourages and recognizes hospitals en-US and birthing centers that offer an en-US optimal level of care for breastfeeding en-US mothers and their babies. Based on the en-US Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, en-US this prestigious international award en-US recognizes birth facilities that offer en-US breastfeeding mothers the information, en-US confidence and skills needed to en-US successfully initiate and continue en-US breastfeeding their babies.en-US We want to support mothers en-US and encourage them to maximize en-US breastfeeding benefits by continuing for en-US as long as possible. We are proud of the en-US initiative the team has taken to support en-US women in their decision to breastfeed, en-US said Nancy Travis, RN, BSN, MS, en-US nursing director, Womens Care Center en-US at Cape Coral Hospital. The hospital en-US delivers over 1,500 babies a year.en-US The Baby-Friendly Hospital project en-US uses hospital policy as a strategy to en-US reduce obesity and other chronic en-US diseases by improving optimal infant en-US feeding practices through implementing en-US evidence-based maternity care. en-US According to the Centers for Disease en-US Control (CDC), for women who intend en-US to breastfeed, the hospital experience is en-US critical, and to give infants the best start en-US in achieving a healthy life, including en-US reduced obesity, mothers must be en-US supported immediately after birth to en-US establish breastfeeding.en-US More mothers in Florida are en-US choosing to breastfeed their newborns en-US but few breastfeed long enough to en-US gain the maximum benefits for both en-US mother and infant. According to the en-US CDC National Immunization Survey, 77 en-US percent of mothers in Florida choose en-US to breastfeed their babies but less than en-US 13 percent continue to breastfeed en-US exclusively to the recommended six en-US months.en-US Studies published by the Agency en-US for Healthcare Research and Quality en-US (AHRQ) indicate that hospitals en-US practicing evidence-based maternity en-US care, as outlined by the United Nations en-US Childrens Fund (UNICEF) Ten Steps en-US have more patients breastfeeding in the en-US hospital with longer durations outside of en-US the hospital.en-US The designation is maintained by en-US continuing to practice the Ten Steps en-US as demonstrated by quality processes, en-US and successful completion of an onsite en-US survey. en-USCharity Grants en-US Program Expands, en-US Applicants Soughten-USSen-USWFL Childrens Charities, Inc., a en-US local nonprofit dedicated to saving en-US childrens lives by supporting en-US organizations committed to pediatric en-US health care services and education, is en-US accepting proposals from additional en-US nonprofit organizations seeking funding. en-US For those interested in becoming a en-US beneficiary of the 2019 Southwest en-US Florida Wine & Food Fest, applications en-US are available at grants-program-for-new-beneficiaries. en-US To be considered, applicants must en-US download, complete and submit an en-US online application by Thursday, April 5.en-US To qualify for funding, initiatives en-US must strive to improve the health and en-US well-being of children in Southwest en-US Florida. More specifically, organizations en-US will be assessed on how they seek to en-US improve new or existing programs en-US that meet the grant criteria, through en-US a competitive grant approval process. en-US Grants will be funded by 10 percent en-US of proceeds raised during the 2019 en-US Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, en-US and divided among recipients, as en-US approved. Announcements of successful en-US recipients will be made in the fall of en-US 2018, and funds will be presented en-US following the 2019 Southwest Florida en-US Wine & Food Fest.en-US We are very excited to extend en-US our grants program to additional en-US beneficiaries serving the interests of en-US childrens health and wellness across en-US Southwest Florida, said Sandy Stilwell-en-US Youngquist, secretary and vice president en-US of grants, SWFL Childrens Charities, en-US Inc. It is integral to the mission of SWFLen-UScontinued on page 31en-USAssisted Living en-US Nurse Manager en-US Appointeden-USCen-USypress Cove at HealthPark en-US Florida has appointed healthcare en-US professional Jamie Scherer as en-US assisted living nurse manager for its en-US assisted living community (The Inn) and its en-US assisted living memory care facility (The en-US Cottage).en-US Scherer comes to the South Fort Myers en-US Life Plan community after serving the past en-US eight years in healthcare management en-US positions. The registered nurse has worked en-US in healthcare for the past 25 years. At en-US Cypress Cove, Scherer is responsible for en-US overseeing the daily hiring, managing, en-US training and development of scheduling for en-US all nursing and care personnel at The Inn en-US and The Cottage.en-US Scherers enthusiasm, skills and desires en-US will ensure the quality care provided to en-US residents of The Inn and The Cottage en-US continues, said Cypress Cove Health en-US Service Director David Gray, We welcome en-US Jamies guidance of maintaining the en-US excellent standard of caregiving available at en-US both communities.en-US Prior to joining the Cypress Cove staff, en-US Scherer worked at another Southwest en-US Florida continuing care retirement en-US community.en-US I was so impressed the moment I came en-US here. The facilities are so modern and up-en-US to-date, she said. They are beautiful and en-US provide a family-oriented atmosphere. Jamie Scherer en-USphoto provided en-USBeautifulife:en-USMusic, Moods en-US And Momentsen-USby Kay Caspersonen-USIen-USt is always en-US amazing to en-US me how music en-US helps me create en-US the atmosphere en-US that I desire, en-US from moment to en-US moment and day en-US to day. Music has en-US a power that can en-US be utilized to fit en-US into absolutely everything you do, and en-US it will make all the noise of life go away en-US in just a split second. I play music to get en-US everyone going early in the morning, en-US for motoring through my workout en-US routine, plowing through the workday, en-US and then for enjoying my preparation of en-US the evening dinner routine. en-US There is a song or melody for en-US absolutely everything we do that will en-US inspire, motivate and lift our spirits en-US as well as calm, relax and soothe our en-US souls. I am such a huge fan of music en-US that I can still sing almost every lyric of en-US every song that I loved as I grew up. I en-US remember enjoying everything from en-US rock, disco, R&B to Christian, pop, jazz en-US and country. All the various kinds of en-US music have a place, and a time to enjoy en-US and appreciate. en-US I still listen to large variety of en-US music depending on what I am doing en-US throughout the day, and how I want en-US to set the mood. My family has grown en-US to also love and appreciate the many en-US various kinds of music, and they know en-US which ones to turn on when we are all en-US together, without me even having to en-US ask. en-US I have a few suggestions for music en-US that just might enhance your day and en-US help you continue to live your most en-US balanced and beautiful life.en-US Morning Start your day out fresh en-US with music that motivates and inspires en-US you. Contemporary Christian, gospel or en-US pop music that has positive messages en-US should keep you in good spirits and will en-US ensure that you begin a new day with a en-US smile, happiness and a great outlook.en-US Workout In my opinion, there en-US is nothing better to workout to than en-US a blast from the past, but make sure en-US it has an upbeat tempo to keep you en-US moving fast and forward. I have many en-US fun flashbacks from the 80s so I get en-US a good jolt from that era, but I also en-US love an upbeat tempo, so the teen and en-US dance beats work well too. Of course, en-US if youre winding down or doing yoga, en-US you will need something motivating yet en-US calming at the same time in order to en-US focus on your routine. en-US Day time I personally have to en-US focus on so many different tasks at en-US hand throughout the day so I tend to en-US gravitate towards a very subtle tone of en-US music with no lyrics, like spa, tranquility en-US or soundscapes of various kinds. Even en-US soft classical music can keep you en-US focused, but the point is that when only en-US instrumentals play in the background, en-US my mind is clear to think and make en-US major decisions without much conflict en-US on words.en-US Evening This is a time that I love en-US to prepare dinner and wrap up my en-US workday so my favorite music to play en-US is a soft jazz that gives a bit of a fun en-US festive feel yet quiet enough for all to en-US enjoy a good conversation over. en-US Regardless of your age and your love en-US of music, I know for sure that picking en-US the right music for the right time will en-US ensure that your moments and moods en-US are everything you want them to be. en-US My affirmation for you this week is:en-US I will appreciate all that music brings en-US my moods and will make the best en-US choices for the right moments in life. en-US Kay Casperson is a beauty and en-US lifestyle expert, founder and CEO en-US of Beautifulife by Kay Casperson. en-US She owns resort spas on Sanibel and en-US Captiva islands and manufactures en-US beauty and lifestyle products sold en-US across the country. To stay inspired, en-US visit or follow en-US on social media @kaycasperson.


en-US31 en-USTHE RIVER MARCH 23, 2018 en-USMental Health en-US Expert Headlines en-US Luncheon en-USAen-USward-winning mental health en-US expert Dr. Radu V. Saveanu of the en-US University of Miami will discuss en-US the latest advances in mental health en-US treatment at a special luncheon presented en-US by SalusCare at Broadway Palm Dinner en-US Theatre on Monday, May 14 at 11:30 en-US a.m. Registration begins at 11 a.m. The en-US seminar entitled Shattering the Stigma en-US is presented in honor of Mental Health en-US Month.en-US Dr. Saveanu and his colleagues en-US assisted a local family as they struggled en-US to find the correct mental health en-US diagnosis for their young adult son. en-US Through videos and honest first-hand en-US accounts, Dr. Saveanu and this family en-US will share the journey that ultimately led en-US to a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.en-US We are very fortunate to have en-US Dr. Saveanu join us for our second en-US annual Shattering the Stigma luncheon en-US event. He is internationally recognized en-US for his work in mental health, and en-US his presentation will be honest and en-US insightful with an aim to humanize en-US and eliminate stigma, said SalusCare en-US President and CEO Stacey Cook-Hawk.en-US Dr. Saveanu is currently a professor en-US and vice chairman for education in the en-US University of Miamis department of en-US psychiatry and behavioral sciences. He en-US has special expertise in psychotherapy en-US and conducts clinical research in en-US the treatment of mood and anxiety en-US disorders. He received his medical en-US degree from Tufts University Medical en-US School. Prior to joining the University en-US of Miami, he was chairman of the en-US Department of Psychiatry at The Ohio en-US State University.en-US Tickets are $45 with lunch and $60 en-US with continuing education units for en-US mental health professionals. Purchase en-US tickets at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre is en-US located at 1380 Colonial Boulevard en-US in Fort Myers. For more information, en-US contact Todd Cordisco at 791-1575. Dr Radu Saveanu en-USphoto provided en-USPlanned Giving en-US Symposiumen-US en-US Set For June 7en-USTen-UShe Planned Giving Council (PGC) en-US of Lee County will present the en-US 2018 Planned Giving Symposium en-US at Florida Southwestern State College en-US on Thursday, June 7 from 8 a.m. to 3 en-US p.m. The keynote speaker is dynamic en-US international speaker and author Terry en-US Axelrod, founder and CEO of Benevon, en-US Creating Sustainable Funding for en-US Nonprofits.en-US Axelrod will provide a days en-US immersion into what it takes to build a en-US sustainable individual giving program. en-US She will share her time-tested, often en-US counterintuitive learnings that have en-US helped more than 5,000 nonprofit en-US teams raise more than $1 billion en-US collectively in unrestricted funding, en-US capital and endowment. Attendees will en-US learn what it takes to build a culture of en-US engagement.en-US The donors are truly out thereen-US wanting to contribute, said Axelrod. en-US Its up to the organizations to connect en-US them powerfully to their work and en-US nurture that connection over time.en-US Nonprofits want to know how to en-US create lifelong donors. Terry Axelrod en-US will explain how any nonprofit, en-US regardless of size or mission can en-US develop real relationships with en-US individuals who are passionate about en-US their program; and build a strong en-US major gifts program, said Dotty St. en-US Amand, president of The Planned en-US Giving Council of Lee County. This is en-US an excellent opportunity for non-profit en-US professionals, financial and legal en-US professionals that work in philanthropy, en-US board members, volunteers and en-US community leaders to have an engaging en-US day of education and networking.en-US For more than 40 years, Axelrod en-US has worked in the non-profit field, en-US including founding three nonprofit en-US organizations in affordable housing. en-US She realized early in her career that en-US the only path to sustainable funding en-US was to systematically connect donors to en-US the mission of the organization, then en-US involve and cultivate them until they en-US were clearly ready to give in short, to en-US treat donors the way you would treat a en-US close friend or family member, someone en-US with whom you planned to have a en-US lifelong relationship.en-US Axelrod created the Benevon Model en-US in 1996 after serving as development en-US consultant to a private inner city school en-US from 1992 to 1995. There she designed en-US and implemented the fundraising and en-US marketing programs that yielded $7.2 en-US million in two and a half years as well en-US as national recognition of the program en-US including a cover story in en-US The Chronicle en-US of Philanthropyen-US .en-US Author of eight books and several en-US DVDs, she is a sought-after speaker, en-US both nationally and internationally. en-US Her passion and commitment to the en-US possibility of sustainable funding for all en-US nonprofits drive the mission of Benevon en-US and each of its programs.en-US Sponsorship opportunities are en-US available.en-US Early bird registration is $50 until en-US May 17. After May 17, registration en-US is $60. Registration fee includes en-US continental breakfast and lunch. To en-US register, visit www.plannedgivinglee.en-US org. Terry Axelrod en-USphoto provideden-USFrom page 30en-USGrants Programen-USChildrens Charities, Inc. to enhance en-US the lives of the young people within our en-US community. By expanding the network of en-US organizations we fund, we are extending en-US the amount of support we can offer to en-US the community, as well as solidifying our en-US commitment to do all we can to help en-US improve the health, well-being and vitality en-US of our children.en-US To learn more about the SWFL en-US Childrens Charities, Inc. grants en-US program, determine whether an en-US organization meets funding criteria, en-US and for funding application details, visit en-US SWFL Childrens Charities, Inc. en-US recently hosted its 2018 Southwest en-US Florida Wine & Food Fest on March en-US 2-3, raising $2.9 million in total to en-US support pediatric health care and en-US education. All proceeds of the auction en-US will support Golisano Childrens en-US Hospital, Florida Gulf Coast University en-US and Florida SouthWestern State en-US College. Additionally, 10 percent of en-US auction proceeds will benefit PACE en-US Center for Girls of Lee County, en-US Ronald McDonald House Charities of en-US Southwest Florida, SalusCare, Inc. and en-US The Heights Foundation.en-US For more information, visit www.en-US


RIVER deaRPharmacistDont Ignore Bloating, May Be Ovarian Cancerby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers: Cancer, named by Hippocrates as karkinos, actually refers to a giant red crab in Greek mythology. Eating crab legs (something I havent done in years) will never be the same now that you know this useless fact but anyway cancer means that there is uncontrolled cell growth in a tissue, and its termed proliferation. Cancer strikes fear into the heart of millions of people each year. Once diagnosed, people are often motivated to alter the number of chemicals in their life, change their diet and lifestyle and sometimes end toxic relationships. Hindsight 20/20 occurs, like with my dear brother Danny, who had chronic low back pain and dismissed it. Sadly, it was one of several plaguing symptoms that was connected to colon cancer and he realized this after his diagnosis. My brother was a secret, and he really was. If youd like to read more about us, our relationship and his ultimate passing go to my website and search that phrase. Momentarily, I am going to tell you about a common symptom that you might have which could be tied to ovarian cancer. No one is immune from hearing the word if they live long enough, especially in a day and age where environmental and food pollutants abound. And then theres cosmetic ingredients as well, such as talc. There was a woman who passed away from ovarian cancer in 2015, and her family was awarded $72 million dollars as a result of this talcum powder lawsuit. New clinical trials and scientific articles have been popping up over the past year about medications and their benefit to ovarian cancer. For example, the medication class of statins (used for cholesterol management) have been investigated for their chemoprotective role, which is good. And recently, a study cleared metformin concluding that it does not raise risk for ovarian cancer, which is also good. Heres more interesting news. You might be able to detect it sooner if you dont ignore this common symptom. Bloating. The bloating is not the typical kind of bloating that you might get now and then with your menstrual cycle, or after eating beans. The type of bloating is chronic. Additionally, other signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer include pelvic pain, frequent urination, quick satiety, feeling queasy and chronic fatigue. There are six natural remedies that Id like to share with you today. I will list them all here for you, so you can research on your own. If by chance, you want me to elaborate on the benefits of all of these, please sign up for my free newsletter at, and Ill email you a longer version of this article that contains that information. In no particular order, here are the six holistic options to consider for healthy reproductive structure and function: 1. Medicinal mushrooms 2. Chia and Flax seeds 3. Turmeric 4. Resveratrol 5. Green Tea Extract 6. Iodine If youre struggling with ovarian problems, do personal research because new compelling treatments, natural remedies and anti-cancer therapies are constantly being evaluated and released. There is always hope. 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. THE RIVER MARCH 23, 201832 Doctor and DieticianExercise And Brain Functionby Ross Hauser, MD and Marion Hauser, MS, RDWe already know that exercise is great for our bodies, but scientific evidence continues to confirm that exercise also strengthens the brain. Moderate exercise nourishes the brain, improves our ability to learn, boosts mental performance, remodels the brain and helps prevent the brain from aging. Scientists used to think the adult brain structure was fixed, and no new cells could be made or the brain altered in any way after adolescence. However, physical activity boosts blood flow all through the body, including the brain, which increases the ability of brain cells to connect with each other. Increased connectivity can occur by simply walking. More vigorous exercise, such as running, leads to faster reaction times and improved learning. Physical activity has been linked to a lower risk of the development of cognitive decline, because it is, in essence, a fertilizer for the brain, nourishing it and improving attention, memory and information processing. A March 2018 article from Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researched all PubMed literature from 2017 regarding exercise and Parkinsons disease, as well as exercise and cognition. The literature showed a direct benefit of exercise on the brain. Dementia is the most feared aspect of Parkinsons, but adults who engage in exercise during midlife, are able to significantly reduce the risks of dementia and cognitive impairment later in life. Exercise reshapes the brain. When we dont use our muscles, they atrophy. The brain is no different. Boost the health of brain cells, stimulate the growth of new blood vessels in the brain and encourage new neuronal connections through exercise. Start your day with exercise. Exercising in the morning prepares you for the day by enhancing brain activity, improving information retention and fine-tuning your ability to react to the situations and stressors that come your way. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Caring Medical Regenerative Medicine Clinics 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@ Chronic Pain WorkshopsWould you like to learn how to better manage chronic pain conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, back pain and headaches? Lee Health is offering a free sixweek workshop, entitled Chronic Pain Self-Management a research-based program developed by Stanford University. Sessions will be held at Shell Point Retirement Community on Thursdays beginning April 5 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. as well as at Grand Villa of Fort Myers on Tuesdays beginning April 10 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Information presented in the workshop can help you become empowered to improve your quality of life by learning how to more easily manage your medications, understanding the benefits of exercise, managing symptoms of stress, pain and fatigue as well as making smarter decisions related to healthy eating. Participants will also receive a copy of the book Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain Shell Point Retirement Community is located at 15000 Shell Point Boulevard in Fort Myers. Grand Villa of Fort Myers is located at 1499 South Brandywine Circle in Fort Myers. Seating is limited and registration is required. Call 343-9264 for more information. Understanding Dementia Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will host an informative community event called Understanding Dementia on Wednesday, April 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. Presented by Robin Baum, the Alzheimers Association and Seniors Blue Book, the free event is open to the public. Proceeds and donations from the event are to benefit the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center. Catherine Cruikshank, Ph, director of education at the Alzheimers Center and Angel Duncan, MALMFT, director of Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida, will be two key note speakers. They will explain the disease process, recent updates on research and development, and answer questions from the audience. There will also be vendor sales, giveaways and goodies. Vendors include LuLaRoe, Pampered Chef, Rodan & Fields Skincare, Gifts that Care, Innovative Caregiving Solutions and Fantastic Sams. Sponsors include Brookdale Senior Living, Arden Courts, Winkler Court, Harbor Chase, and Cypress Point Assisted Living and Memory Care. Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in Fort Myers. To RSVP, call 850-4099. From page 24Bat Seasonthe maternity season. Exclusion guidelines on how to remove bats from buildings can be found at Materials and methods to exclude bats can affect the success of that process. For more information on how to conduct a bat exclusion, watch the YouTube video: How to Get Bats Out of a Building. Further details on how to conduct a legal bat exclusion can be found at Bat Conservation International. Bats are beneficial to people and are an important part of the ecosystem. The states native bats help keep insect populations under control, with the average bat eating hundreds of insects a night. In addition to the benefit of keeping mosquitoes and other insects at bay for residents appreciating the outdoors, the value of insect suppression by bats to U.S. agriculture has been estimated to be in the billions of dollars. There are several ways that Florida residents and visitors can help bats: Preserve natural roost sites, including trees with cavities and peeling bark. Dead fronds left on palms can also provide roosting spots for bats. Put up a bat house. Report unusual bat behavior to: www. Bats can carry rabies. Although infected bats may not become aggressive, like any other wild animal, they can bite to defend themselves if handled. Dont touch or go near any wild animal, especially one thats not acting normally. For more information about rabies, visit the Florida Department of Health website at www. FWC staff are working to learn more and share information about Floridas bats. For more information on Floridas bats, visit If you need assistance, contact your closest FWC Regional Office to speak with a regional wildlife assistance biologist for more information.


THE RIVER MARCH 23, 2018 33 Emergency . ............................................... 9 11 Lee County Sheriffs Ofce . .............................. 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 . .......................... 4 25-2685 Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce . ................... 454-7500 Fort Myers Beach Library . ............................... 463-9691 Lakes Regional Library . ................................ 5 33-4000 Lee County Chamber of Commerce . ........................ 931-0931 Post Ofce . ..................................... 1 -800-275-8777 Visitor & Convention Bureau . ............................ 3 38-3500ARTSAlliance for the Arts . .................................... 9 39-2787 Arts For ACT Gallery & Studio . ............................ 337-5050 Art League Of Fort Myers . ............................... 275-3970 Barbara B .. Mann Performing Arts Hall . ...................... 481-4849 BIG ARTS . .......................................... 3 95-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre . .......................... 2 78-4422 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 & ORGANIZATIONSAmerican Legion Post #38 . ........................... 2 39-332-1853 Angel Flight . .................................. 1 -877-4AN-ANGEL Animal Refuge Center . .................................. 731-3535 American Business Women Association . .................... 357-6755 Audubon of SWFL . .................................... 3 39-8046 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 . ...... 2 39-267-1990 FM UDC Chapter 2614 United Daughters of the Confederacy . ... 728-3743 Friendship Force Of SW FL . .............................. 561-9164 Garden Club of Cape Coral . .......................... 2 39-257-2654 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 . ............................. 66 7-1354 Sons of Confederate Veterans . ............................ 332-2408 Southwest Florida Fencing Academy . ....................... 939-1338 Southwest Florida Music Association . ...................... 5 61-2118 Kiwanis Fort Myers Beach . .................... 7 65-4254 or 454-8090 Kiwanis Fort Myers Edison . .............................. 694-1056 Kiwanis Fort Myers South . ............................... 691-1405 Gateway to the Islands .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218-5768 Iona-McGregor . ....................................... 482-0869 Lions Club Fort Myers Beach . ............................. 463-9738 Lions Club Fort Myers High Noon . ......................... 466-4228 Lions Club Estero/South Fort Myers . ....................... 898-1921 Notre Dame Club of Lee County . ......................... 7 68-0417 Organ Transplant Recipients of SW Florida . .................. 247-3073 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) . ................... 2 11 or 433-3900AREA ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews National Shell Museum . .................... 395-2233 Burroughs Home . ...................................... 337-9505 Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium . ....................... 275-3435 Edison & Ford Winter Estates . ............................ 334-7419 Fort Myers Skate Park . .................................. 321-7558 Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium . ................ 321-7420 JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge . .................. 4 72-1100 Koreshan State Historic Site . ......................... 2 39-992-0311 Langford Kingston Home . ............................ 239-334-2550 Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center . .............. 765-8101 Skatium . ............................................. 3 21-7510 Southwest Florida Historical Society . ...................... 93 9-4044 Southwest Florida Museum of History . ...................... 321-7430 True Tours . .......................................... 94 5-0405 To be listed in calling card email your information to: press@riverweekly. .com PETS OF THE WEEK Haven on Earth Animal LeagueBlueberry And TatersHi there! Im Blueberry. I am a beautiful 1-year-old Russian blue kitty with bright green eyes. I am a very shy little girl and really need to be in a quiet home with someone that will give me time to adjust. I am currently staying with a foster mom. I am spayed and up to date on all vaccines. My adoption fee is $75. Hello, my name is Taters. I am a very pretty Calico girl. Im only 6-months old. I am very shy and really need to be in a quiet home with someone that will give me time to adjust. I am currently staying with a foster mom. I am spayed and up to date on all vaccines. My adoption fee is $75. We are being cared for by Haven on Earth Animal League. For more information, call Diane at 860-833-4472 or email Blueberry photos provided Taters PAWS Of SanibelFigeroThis is Figero. Hes 22 years old and has been missing from his home on Seagrape Lane on the east end of Sanibel since about 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 18. Hes a male, beautiful orange tabby. If you live in that area, be on the lookout for him and call Pam at PAWS at 472-4823 if you see him. If possible, take him into your garage or a small room where he will be safe. Thanks so much. Figero photo provided Lee County Domestic Animal ServicesPenny And ScooterLee County is rolling out the red carpet for celebrity pets during the month of March. Some famous felines and canines have taken up residence at the Lee County Domestic Animal Services shelter. Spin the lucky wheel for a chance at a reduction in your adoption fee from $5 to $25. With the 90th Academy Awards ceremony during the first weekend in March, pets at the shelter that are up for adoption will have names of the stars such as Ingrid Bergman, Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson to name a few. Hello, my name is Penny. I am a 1-year-old female hound mix who has a curious nature and loves to run around and play. If you have an active lifestyle, I will fit into it perfectly. I am currently starting my obedience training with our volunteers, and my new family can continue my classes at ABC 4 K9 at 18481 North Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers. My adoption fee is $75, Spin the wheel for a $5 to $25 discount. Hi, Im Scooter. I am a 4-year-old male pit bull who is your typical big lug kind of guy. I like to think I am a lap dog and will definitely try to get all four paws completely in your lap at one time. I like to go for walks and play with tennis balls in the yard. I would be great for a family with older kids. My adoption fee is $75. Spin the wheel for a $5 to $25 discount. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at 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 10:30 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. Penny ID# A728683 photos provided Scooter ID# A620828 Read us online at


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THE RIVER MARCH 23, 2018 35 FIND AT LEaAST S SIX D DIffFFERENCES BETWEEN PaANElLS 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 37answer on page 37Cucumber and Sweet Pepper Salad 2 bell peppers (or 12 small sweet peppers), seeds removed and sliced thin (a variety of colored peppers is recommended) 2 cucumbers 1 red onion cup fresh parsley, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh herbs (basil, thyme, oregano or mint) 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste Add all ingredients, except the salt and pepper, to a medium-sized mixing bowl. Lightly toss all ingredients to coat. Taste salad and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Keep refrigerated and serve cold. Cucumber and Sweet Pepper Salad p hoto courtesy Fresh From Florida To advertise in the Island Sun and The River Weekly News Call 395-1213


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THE RIVER MARCH 23, 2018 37 KING CROSSWORD SUPER CROSSWORD MAGIC MAZE SUDOKU PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF MARCH 26, 2018ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Congratulations, Lamb. This is the week to finish your project and then bask in your well-earned approval. (And if you like, you also can say bah to all those detractors.) TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The bold Bovine could find a new opportunity too intriguing to be ignored. But dont charge into it. Go slowly so you see how things develop as you get more involved. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might try to soften your stand on that important issue. A little more flexibility actually could get you what youre looking for. A new friend enters the picture midweek. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your inner voice is on the mark when it advises you to tackle that family problem now! The sooner youre able to come to terms with it, the better it will be for everyone. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Someone reveals important news about a longtime associate. But before you decide how to deal with this information, make sure its reliable, and not simply self-serving. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Some intensive soul-searching early in the week can help you reach a decision by weeks end that should please both you and the other person involved. Good luck. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) The possibility of a career change is intriguing. Learn more about what it can offer and what it cannot. Weigh everything carefully. And ask questions. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Work is your priority this week as you try to make up for lost time. Expect help from someone who cares about you. Things take a welcome turn by the weekend. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A health problem causes some anxiety early in the week. But prompt medical attention soon eases everyones concerns. Enjoy an arts-filled weekend. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) As much as you might resent it, a changing situation could require you to adjust your plans accordingly. The good news: An associate agrees to cooperate. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) That old problem is finally resolved, just in time for you to take on a new workrelated project. This one could be the super door-opener youve been looking for. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) The early part of the week presents some difficult hurdles. But once you get over them, you can start to focus on matters that are more important to you. BORN THIS WEEK: You are respected for your honesty and your dedication to doing the right thing, no matter how difficult that might be. On March 30, 1775, King George III formally endorses the New England Restraining Act, requiring New England colonies to trade exclusively with Great Britain. Another rule banned colonists from fishing in the North Atlantic. On March 28, 1814, the funeral of Guillotin, the inventor and namesake of the infamous execution device, takes place in France. The machine was intended to show the intellectual and social progress of the Revolution: By killing aristocrats and journeymen the same way, equality in death was ensured. On March 31, 1836, the first monthly installment of The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, by 24-year-old writer Charles Dickens, is published under the pseudonym Boz. Only 400 copies were printed, but by the 15th episode, 40,000 copies were printed. On March 27, 1912, two Yoshina cherry trees are planted on the bank of the Potomac River, as part of a gift of 3,020 cherry trees from Japan to the United States. After World War II, cuttings were sent back to Japan to restore the Tokyo collection that was decimated by American bombing attacks during the war. On April 1, 1984, Motown singer Marvin Gaye is shot and killed by his father as a result of a longstanding feud. The father, a preacher, was a hard-drinking cross-dresser who envied his sons success, and Marvin Jr. clearly harbored unresolved feelings toward his abusive father. On March 26, 1997, police in Rancho Santa Fe, California, discover 39 victims of a mass suicide. They were members of the Heavens Gate religious cult, whose leaders preached that suicide would allow them to leave their bodily containers and enter an alien spacecraft hidden behind the Hale-Bopp comet. On March 29, 1999, the Dow Jones industrial average closes above 10,000 for the first time, at 10,006.78. It was French poet, journalist and novelist Anatole France who made the following sage observation: The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. If youre planning a trip to North Carolina in June, try to make it to the small town of Spiveys Corner for the annual Hollerin Contest. If youd like to participate but are worried about straining your vocal cords, you can always enter the conch-blowing contest instead of one of the ones that involves actual yelling. You might be surprised to learn that famed British author Aldous Huxley, best-known for his dystopian novel Brave New World, was a consultant on Disneys 1951 animated film version of Alice in Wonderland. After the vows have been said in a traditional Korean wedding, the groom formally introduces his new wife to his parents. The brides father-in-law then pelts the bride with red dates, which is supposed to ensure fertility. Jazz musician Glenn Miller was the recipient of the first gold record ever awarded, for the big-band hit Chattanooga Choo-Choo. You might be surprised at some of the seemingly innocuous things that arouse passions in a group of people. Take the venerable 1960s television show Mr. Ed, for example. Evidently an evangelist named Jim Brown took issue with the shows theme song, claiming that when played backward, the tune contains the message the source is Satan and someone sang this song for Satan. His preaching on the subject was so persuasive that members of a church in Ironton, Ohio, made a bonfire of recordings of the song. Men of genius are often dull and inert in society, as a blazing meteor when it descends to earth, is only a stone. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY TRIVIA TEST 1. A half-woman, half-bird that represented storm winds 2. Four 3. Jack London 4. Annapolis 5. Gigi 6. Franklin Pierce 7. The ear 8. Eight. Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra and Spain 9. South Pacic 10. A pullet. TRIVIA ANSWERS 1. Mythology : What was a harpy in Greek mythology? 2. Games : How many railroad spaces are on a Monopoly board? 3. Literatur e: Which American novelist wrote the book White Fang? 4. U.S. States : What is the capital of Maryland? 5. Movies : What was the shortest title for a Best Picture Oscar winning movie? 6. U.S. Pr esidents: Which 19thcentury president died from cirrhosis of liver? 7. Anatomy : What does the Greek adjective otic refer to in the human body? 8. Geography : How many countries and principalities are neighbors of France? 9. Theater : What musical features the song Bali Hai? 10. Animal Kingdom : What is a young hen called? SCRAMBLERS


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THE RIVER MARCH 23, 2018 39 Top 10 Real Estate SalesCourtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateAdoption Center Holds Grand OpeningThe Animal Refuge Center celebrated its 30th birthday on March 17 by holding a grand opening of the Brighter Beginnings Adoption Center. The brand new, 2,400 square foot building is the first and last place the ARC visits with its guests. The adoption center is home to our reception desk, meet-and-greet room for pets being adopted, offices to fill out the applications and places for our staff to work and take a break. The Brighter Beginnings Adoption Center is such a wonderful addition to our facility, ARC Board President Rob Spicker said. It completely changes the experience our guests have when they come meet and adopt one of our cats or dogs. The Brighter Beginnings Adoption Center was built thanks to the generous donations of the Animal Refuge Centers many sponsors. We hope the opening of this building is just the beginning of the transformation of our 22-acre shelter into something even more special than it already is, said Spicker. We couldnt shelter the animals we do and adopt about 500 cats and dogs every year without the support of our community. Since 1988, the Animal Refuge Center has been fulfilling its mission of sheltering animals in need, adopting as many as possible into good homes and educating Southwest Florida about proper pet care. ARC is Southwest Floridas largest no-kill shelter and vows that that once an animal is accepted for adoption, it will not be destroyed to make room for another. ARC is located at 18011 Old Bayshore Road in North Fort Myers. For more information, visit www. ARCs Brighter vvV Adoption Center The center is now open photo s provided Hortoons Subdivision City Year BuiltSquare FootageListing Price Selling Price Days On Market South Seas Plantation Resort Captiva 1988 3,766 $5,600,000 $5,250,000 311 Oak Knoll at Bonita BayBonita Springs 2013 6,030 $3,985,000 $3,815,000 13 Tarpon Bay at Captiva Captiva 2000 3,691 $3,450,000 $3,250,000 200 Verona Lago Miromar Lakes 2004 3,305 $1,999,000 $1,884,000 189 Seagrape Sanibel 1971 3,011 $1,379,000 $1,235,000 148 Pine Island Shores Unit 4St. James City 1982 2,466 $1,200,000 $1,065,000 15 Cape Royal Cape Coral 2015 4,021 $1,095,000 $1,045,000 37 Shenandoah Fort Myers 2005 3,527 $982,000 $965,000 4 Hidden Harbor Fort Myers 2016 2,585 $939,990 $895,000 364 Cedar Glen Estero 2000 3,023 $914,900 $892,500 91


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