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FREETake Me Home VOL. 17, NO. 23 JUNE 8, 2018From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort Myers Alliance Call To Artists For Fall Juried ExhibitThe Alliance for the Arts is seeking artists to submit their work for Dia de los Muertos: A Juried Exhibit, coming in October. Artists should create pieces that showcase traditional Mexican sugar skulls merged with the artists aesthetic. Categories are sculpture, painting (including oil, acrylic, collage, watercolor and mixed media), photography, prints and drawings. The show runs from October 5 through November 3. In many parts of Mexico, South America and the United States, Dia de continued on page 21 Classic Americana by Richard Bravo image provided Music Of The Man In Black At Broadway Palm by Di SaggauIn over 30 musical numbers, Ring of Fire sings the life and music of the legendary Johnny Cash. Its a spectacular show, and you can see it now at Broadway Palm. The cast of 13 musicians and actors are experts on bass, guitar, banjo, drum, piano, harmonica and amazing fiddle playing. Im probably leaving a few instruments out. Their mastery of the instruments is impressive as they perform a musical that tells Cashs story by drawing on a cache of his songs. When the show begins, a man steps forward and says, Im Johnny Cash and that phrase is repeated by almost every cast member. This lets the audience know that several characters play Cash at different times of his life. The same is true for his wife, June Carter Cash. We learn about how his beloved older brother Jack died after an accident at work, and why Johnny Cash always wore black. We travel deeply into his life, the good and the bad. The lyrics say it all as the cast progresses through his life, his passion, redemption, humor and salvation. Songs include Country Boy, A Thing Called Love, Five Feet High and Rising, Daddy Sang Bass, Ring of Fire, I Walk the Line, Ive Been Everywhere, The Man in Black, The Old Rugged Cross and many more. We even visit the Grand Ole Opry complete with a song made famous by Minnie Pearl. The way the songs are staged and the way its designed, you travel deeply into the lives of Johnny Cash and his wife. Its a footstompin, crowd-pleasin salute to this remarkable legend. This is one of the most intriguing musicals I have ever seen. Those in the cast are Danielle Barnes, Alex Canty, Tim Capel, Dani Cohen, Andrea DeVriendt, Tim Drake, Justin Droegemueller, Allison Fund, Alexander Kosmowski, Gary Leone,continued on page 24 A scene from Ring of Fire photo provided Youth Theatre Presents Hip MusicalThe Alliance for the Arts Youth Theatre is bringing Calvin Berger, a high school musical by Barry Wyner, to the stage this month. Performances are Saturday, June 16 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday, June 17 at 2 p.m. Seating is general admission and ticket prices range from $10 to $20. Based loosely on Edmond Rostands play Cyrano de Bergerac Calvin Berger is the hip and hilarious story of unrequited feelings, love notes and physical insecurity among four high school seniors. Calvin is smitten by the beautiful Rosanna, but he feels insecure because of the size of his nose. Rosanna, in turn, is attract ed to the good-looking newcomer, Matt, who is painfully shy and inarticulate around her, although the attraction is mutual. Hoping to get closer to Rosanna through his eloquent love notes, Calvin offers to be Matts speech writer, all the while ignoring the signals of attraction from another girl, his best friend, Bret. When the deception unravels, everybodys friendship is seriously jeopardized, but Calvin eventually realizes that his preoccupation with his appearance had led him astray, and his eyes are opened to Bret, whod been there all along. For more information, call the box office at 939-2787 or visit The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers.. A silhouette of Calvin Berger image provided Flag DayJune 14


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Inside Harbormasters HQby Gerri Reaves, PhDSince officially opening in 1939 after almost two years of construction, the Fort Myers Yacht Basin has proved to be, in the words of historian Karl H. Grismer, of inestimable value to the town. Oddly enough, though, when the basin first opened, no one was in charge and no docking records were kept. However, as soon as World War II ended and the area entered a period of exponential growth, the city decided to upgrade facilities and hire a harbormaster to oversee the asset. In January 1946, Capt. John Mickle agreed to be the citys first wharfmaster. (By the following year, the term harbormaster was commonly used.) Mickle is pictured here, posed by a large yachting trophy, in the building that functioned as both a clubhouse and the harbormasters private office. The photo was taken sometime between the opening of that facility in February 1953 and December 1956. When the one-story concrete-block structure opened, the press enthused about the luxurious lounging chairs, divans, reading and writing facilities, [and] hot and cold running showers. Add to that the outside telephone accessible to boaters 24/7 and you have a state-of-the-art facility! It might not sound like much in this age of the cellphone, but in 1953, it was pretty neat. Situated catty cornered at Edwards Drive and Lee Street, the building also had a rooftop sundeck that was reached by exterior stairs. Surprisingly, when Mickle agreed to be wharfmaster, he offered to work at no cost to the city, instead proposing that he be compensated by operating a retail store selling supplies to yachtsmen. He would also sell gasoline and oil. The city would profit from dockage fees, which the city council planned to set at Miami rates. Mickle was supremely suited for the job. In fact, upon hearing his proposal, Mayor David Shapard characterized the captain as an old timer who really knows his business when it comes to boats. He had long been known as a local fishing guide and as a yacht captain locally and up north. During his decade as harbormaster, he modernized basin services significantly. Mickle was one of eight children of pioneer Walter Fowler Mickle, a lawyer from Syracuse, New York, and Lucy Premelia Haskew. Walter first ventured to Florida continued on page 4THE RIVER JUNE 8, 20182 As this recent photo taken behind a counter shows, the nautical theme and much of the original woodwork, such as the port-hole swinging doors, remain in what is now the office for a river-cruise business photo by Gerri Reaves Capt. John Mickle, the first harbormaster of the Fort Myers Yacht Basin, is seen in the facility that functioned as a clubhouse and the harbormasters office. The photo was taken between 1953 and 1956. photo courtesy Ed Mickle This clubhouse and harbormasters office at Edwards and Lee opened in 1953. Note the porthole doors and rooftop sundeck. photo 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. Brendan Ryan, CLU, ChFC, MSFS Di Saggau Jeanie TinchPublisher Lorin Arundel Advertising Sales Bob Petcher Graphic Arts/ Production Ann Ziehl, Manager Amanda Hartman Justin Wilder Reporters Gerri Reaves, PhD Jeff LysiakIndependently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2018 The River Weekly NewsLORKEN Publications, Inc.Read Us Online:


3 THE RIVER JUNE 8, 2018 1400 Colonial Blvd. #27, Fort Myers Fitness with Flair DANCE FITNESS ~ Cool moves, cool music, total body, low impact. Dance tness, group exercise, contemporary movement, step aerobics, body sculpting.SOCIAL DANCING ~ Foxtrot, waltz, rumba, cha cha, tango, swing, and more! One-on-one private lessons and private group lessons by appointment. Beginner and intermediate group lessons Saturdays at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Couples and singles welcome.DANCE PARTY 2nd Saturday of every month! Ballroom ~ Latin ~ SwingLesson @ 6 p.m. followed by open dancing. Refreshments served. at Royal Palm Square Craft Beer And Art Fundraiser At The AllianceAlliance for the Arts will host its annual fundraiser Arts On Tap on Saturday, October 20 from 7 to 10 p.m. The announcement comes alongside the nationwide celebration of American Craft Beer Week. Arts On Tap, now in its second year, is a taste of creativity in the Alliance gallery featuring the craft of local brewers benefiting the Alliance for the Arts. Participating crafters include Big Blue Brewing, Bury Me Brewing, Eight Foot Brewing, Fort Myers Brewing Company, Momentum Brewhouse, Palm City Brewing, Point Ybel Brewing Company and Scottys Bierwerks with more to be announced. For one night only, guests can delight their senses with locally-handcrafted beers and spirits, hand-selected wines and culinary creations against a vibrant backdrop of local art. The Alliance for the Arts is all about supporting small, independent makers who have a story, says development and marketing director Jessica Wisdom. Were excited to celebrate the art of craft beer for the second year in a row. In our neverending quest to outdo ourselves, this years event will be bigger and better with more art, more food, more fun and. of course. more beer! Last year, Arts On Tap attracted 200 guests. Tickets are $75 and include unlimited tastings from participating breweries and distilleries, culinary creations, pub snacks, gallery admission, music and games. The first 75 guests to purchase a ticket will receive an exclusive Support Local pint glass. Arts On Tap is for ages 21 and older. A state-issued form of ID is required. The event is sponsored by Briers CPA, Custom Packaging and Products, EnSite, HBKS Wealth Advisors, Priority Business Solutions and Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. For more information or sponsorships opportunities, call 9392787 or visit Soloman Zaremby and Lydia Black photo provided Summer Deal For Families At EstatesThis summer, Edison & Ford Winter Estates is offering a special deal for families. During the months of June, July and August, visitors may bring a child, 12 years old or younger, for free. One child will be admitted free per one paid adult. The site includes the historic winter homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, caretakers homes of both inventors, Edisons study, a 15,000-square-foot museum and the botanic laboratory a National Historic Chemical Landmark. There also are more than 20 acres of botanic gardens to explore, including the historic Moonlight Garden, Claras rose garden, a succulent garden, the almost century old Banyan and Mysore Fig trees and numerous other plants and trees from all around the world. The air-conditioned museum is full of exhibits and artifacts for children and adults alike. Antique car enthusiasts will find Edisons personal car, a 1916 Model T; Fords Chuck Wagon, a 1918 Model T Roadster; and a 1908 Cadillac Motor Car. Visitors will also get to see and hear several examples of Edisons favorite invention, the phonograph. Families will learn how many patents Edison had, what his most profitable invention was, how Edison and Ford met and many other interesting facts. There are two new exhibits in the museum: the Smithsonian Spark!Lab and the Timeline of Innovation. The timeline is a chronological display of Edisons and Fords inventions. The Spark!Lab is a fun, hands-on activity center where kids are encouraged to invent. The exhibit has five stations that rotate every few months, so return visitors can try out something new. The activities allow for groups and families, so parents and grandparents can enjoy the activities along with their children continued on page 6 Kids have fun inventing in the Smithsonian Spark!Lab at Edison & Ford Winter Estates photo provided


THE RIVER JUNE 8, 20184 From page 2Historic Downtownin the 1880s. John grew up being on the water, particularly during his familys seven years on Captiva. Accounts of the siblings enchanted and adventurous island years sound like ones for the storybooks. Eventually, father Walter moved the family to town, where he served as town councilman in 1905 and postmaster from 1906 to 1910, in addition to other endeavors. Son John, the future harbormaster, went on to serve in the U.S. Navy in both World Wars. Upon Mickles death in December 1956, a frontpage News-Press headline dubbed him the friendly dockmaster. Today, the former yacht basin clubhouse and office retains a vintage look and has a use appropriate to its history; it is an office for a river-cruise business. Walk down to Edwards and Lee to the headquarters where the first harbormaster oversaw the Fort Myers Yacht Basin. Then visit the following two research centers to learn more about how the basin has helped the town grow and prosper. The Southwest Florida Historical Society is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization open Wednesday and Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon and Wednesday 4 to 7 p.m. It is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Call 939-4044 or visit for more information. The Lee County Black History Society is located at 1936 Henderson Avenue, adjacent to the Williams Academy Museum at Roberto Clemente Park. Hours for the all-volunteer, non-profit organization are Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday by appointment only. For more information, call 332-8778 or visit www.leecountyblackhistorysociety. org. Sources: The Archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society, The News-Press, and The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer. Summer Music And Arts CampsThe Music Foundation of Southwest Florida will hold its annual summer arts program on scheduled weekdays from June 18 through July 20. In its 27th year, approximately 20 different camps in all areas of instrumental and vocal music, including piano and guitar, as well as theater, visual and culinary arts, and digital design, are offered for students in grades six through eight. A few camps are designed for students as young as grade three. The program is divided into four one-week sessions. Most camps are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The fee is $150 per week, which includes activities, breakfast, lunch and a souvenir T-shirt. Scholarships are available. The week-long summer arts camps offer music theory, note-reading, proper practice skills for music students and special enrichment activities for all. Camps are held at the centrally located Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School in Fort Myers and staffed by faculty who are active professional musicians and/or music teachers selected for their expertise and ability to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with the aspiring musicians. The summer camp programs provide a variety of high quality artistic and educational experiences that promote positive personal growth, interest and achievement in the arts. The programs are designed to develop cooperation, personal responsibility, teamwork, respect and goal achievement. Faculty members strive to ensure that all participants have positive, enjoyable and successful experiences. The benefits of a music education are beyond learning to play an instrument and to read music. Students also learn valuable life skills such as self-discipline, nonverbal communication, the importance of completing a task, improved self-worth as well as reinforced math skills, history and literature and more, said Ruth Christman, executive director of The Music Foundation of Southwest Florida. Our mission statement is to enrich and transform the lives of young people by igniting and nurturing the lifelong joy of making music. We hope to do that for the youth in our community this summer. Students must provide their own instruments for all music camps except piano and percussion. For more information, contact Ruth Christman at 275-0057 or JCMFA@aol. com or go to org. Wear Purple On Elder Abuse Awareness DayWorld Elder Abuse Awareness Day is honored each year on June 15. The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL) is asking the community to wear purple on that day to raise awareness of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. We associate the color purple with dignity, respect and royalty, said Sherry Young, AAASWFL elder abuse prevention coordinator. And those are often the same words we use when describing how to treat our elders. Wearing purple on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is another reminder of how we need to treat our seniors with respect and dignity. Elder abuse impacts millions of people around the world each year. The National Council on Aging estimates that one in 10 Americans age 60 and over have experienced some kind of elder abuse, and the U.S. Administration for Community Living states that older Americans lose an estimated $2.6 billion annually due to financial abuse and material exploitation. Other forms of include emotional or psychological abuse, neglect and self-neglect, and physical and sexual abuse. AAASWFL provides informational seminars on elder abuse recognition, prevention, and reporting. To schedule a presentation for your group, call the AAASWFL Helpline at 866-413-5337 (866-41-ELDER). Students can explore their creative side with a focus on art photos provided Camps offer music theory, note-reading and practice skills REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTSW Florida, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel & Captiva Islands is All About HomeCathie Lewis, RealtorPhone: 239-745-7367 Cathie@AllAboutHome.Life Pfeifer Realty Group REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTSW Florida, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel & Captiva Islands is All About HomeDavis Woods is the place to be, located just minutes from area beach and many amenities that SW Florida offers. This 2 bedroom/ 1 bath home has a delightful view of the community pool, lake and tennis courts. Both the living room and master bedroom provides entrance to the lanai through sliding glass doors. Roll down hurricane shutters on the lanai offer storm protection. This property will make a comfortable home or investment. The seasonal rental market at Davis Woods is very strong and many seasonal renters return year after year. The home is being sold fully furnished and has everything you need to make yourself comfortable. Pack your bags and move in! 16881 Davis Road #524Now Available Unit 513 delightful rst oor pool side 2 bdrm, 2 bth condo at Davis Woods. Step out from your large, corner lanai to the gorgeous pool area or pick up the tennis racket and head out to the tennis court. It is all right there for your convenience and located minutes to the beaches. This condominium will make a comfortable residence or good investment property. Don't miss the great affordable opportunity. Listed at $137,000 Listed $156,000


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THE RIVER JUNE 8, 20186 Fort Myers Art: Snappy Comedy At Off Broadway Begins June 14 by Tom HallBack by popular demand, The Savannah Sipping Society returns to the Off Broadway Palm on Thursday, June 14 after a sold-out run last season. Its a delightful, laugh-aminute comedy that features a barrage of jokes, one-liners and zingers worthy of a Samantha Bee or Paula Poundstone stand-up comedy routine. The action starts when Randa Covington, Marlafaye Mosley and Dot Haigler stagger into the juice bar after nearly expiring in a hot yoga class. Forming an instant bond as a result of their near-death experience, they resolve to share drinks that evening on Randas verandah. Dot invites the manager of a nearby make-up store to join the trio. So who are these imperfect strangers? Randa is a workaholic perfectionist who is struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment that reveals she has no life and no idea how to get one. Dots a widow who is reeling from her husbands recent demise and the loss of their plans for an idyllic retirement. Marlafaye is a boisterous good ol Texas gal trying to come to terms with losing her tom-cattin husband to a 23-year-old dental hygienist. And Jinx is a spunky ball of fire who offers her services as a much-needed life coach for her three friends. As it turns out, Jinx has already met Randa in the check-out line at the local grocery. I got a slab of brie and seven tangerines, she tells Dot and Marlafaye before encountering Randa for the second time that day. When I got into the five-items-or-less line, the most pretentious, uptight gal Ive met in years threw a frothing fit. She went ballistic. I mean, what kind of person is so tightly wound shed even care about that? Enter the self-same tightly-wound Randa, holding aloft a plate of cheese straws. But never underestimate the healing power of a cheese straw! The two unite at first bite. From that moment on, the banter is droll and repartee snappy. The manbashing jokes and gender-based sarcasm even has the men in the audience guffawing with laughter. But theres more here than a disjointed string of wisecracks and witticisms. Playwrights Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten (whose credits include The Dixie Swim Club, Dearly Beloved, Christmas Belles, The Red Velvet Cake War and Always a Bridesmaid) explore the ways in which all of us cope with the reverses, setbacks and tragedies that life throws our way with all too much regularity. Just like us, Randa, Marlafaye, Dot and Jinx are self-involved, filled with irrational fears and desires, and consumed by conflicting emotions. On their own, they struggle to get by, but with each others support and understanding, they find the courage to try and do new things that make them individually and collectively smarter, stronger, more confident and self-aware. Along the way, they forge lasting friendships and discover a renewed determination to live in the moment. More importantly, they also realize its never too late to make new old friends. The Savannah Sipping Society plays June 14 through July 22. But lock up your tickets now... this show is sure to sell out again. 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. Actresses hamming it up in The Savannah Sipping Society photo courtesy FIRST STREET LIQUORCelebrating 10 years of Business2023 Altamont Ave, B107, Fort Myers Mon. thru urs. 10am 9pm Fri. & Sat. 10am 10pm Sun. 10am 7pm Tel: 239-332-3945 We Deliver!!!SPECIAL CASE PRICES FOR ALL LIQUORS 5% o purchases over $30 on all wines & liquors with this ad We Sell Wines, Spirits, Beer, Cigar-Cigarettes & Lotto-LotteryExp. 5/11/18 Convenient, Friendly, Full Service Neighborhood Liquor StoreBitcoin ATM Machine On Site Dogs And Dads Yappy HourWith Fathers Day right around the corner, Bell Tower Shops is hosting its Dogs and Dads Yappy Hour to celebrate mans best friend at Center Court on Friday, June 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. All pooches should come dressed to impress in their best dad-wear, showing off their favorite necktie or bowtie in honor of dad. Pet owners can enter their dogs in a creative costume contest for a $5 donation to the Gulf Coast Humane Society; prizes will be awarded to the best-dressed dog. Live entertainment will be presented by DJ Robert McDonald in addition to a bounce house, sidewalk chalk station and lawn games for guests to enjoy. Cru will offer beer and wine, while Omaha Steaks will sell $2 hot dogs and $1 water bottles. All proceeds will be donated to the Gulf Coast Humane Society. As merchant of the month for June, Anchored Boutique will provide Yappy Hour guests with special offers and 10-percent-off coupons. Throughout Yappy Hour, visitors will have an opportunity to stop by dog-friendly sponsor stations and meet adoptable dogs from the Gulf Coast Humane Society. Bell Tower Shops, Southwest Floridas dog-friendly shopping, dining and entertainment destination, holds Yappy Hour on the second Friday of each month. To learn more about the event, visit or www. From page 3Estatesand grandchildren. Edison Ford is one of only nine museums across the country to have a Smithsonian Spark!Lab. Activities in the Spark!Lab include, Invent-A-Vehicle, where children sketch and then build a vehicle to solve a specified problem; Flying Machines allows participants to engineer flying inventions using the construction materials provided; High Wire Driver incorporates a variety of building components and simple motors to invent devices that can roll along a cable suspended above a table or work surface; Snap Circuits offers children a chance to work with real circuits just like the ones found inside radios, televisions, computers and other electronic devices, but without wires or solder; and visitors can examine various plant samples through the lens of a microscope in the Microscope Plant Exploration station. The site is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. seven days a week. There are several tour options, including self-guided audio tours, historian-led guided tours, specialty inside-the-homes and inside-the-lab tours and garden tours. Throughout the year, the site offers public events and new exhibits. For tour times and more information, visit or call 334-7419.


7 THE RIVER JUNE 8, 2018 Providing Custom Interiors to Sanibel & Captiva for 28 years Complimentary In-Home Consultation695 Tarpon Bay Rd. Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.6551 Shell Point Offering Classes On History, WritingThe Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Retirement Community will host June Academy classes, which will feature informative discussions on Vietnamese history and successful writing practices. Classes will take place on Monday, June 11; Monday, June 18; and Saturday, June 23. Vietnam: Its History and Culture will trace the origins of the Vietnamese people and their heritage during a series of lectures, presented by Florida SouthWestern State College Professor Adrian Kerr. The French War, American War, and Present-day Vietnam, will utilize a sequence of photographs to depict how the Viet heritage has produced a vibrant, colorful and unique religion. The series will conclude with Da Nang and the Ancient Capital Hue, illustrating the still-evident divide between the North and South. The series includes: The French War, American War, and Present-day Vietnam June 11 at 4:15 p.m. Da Nang and the Ancient Capital Hue June 18 at 4:30 p.m. Shell Point will also present Writers Workshop: Successful Writing Projects from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, led by award-winning author and historian Robert Macomber. During the three-hour workshop, Macomber will share tips on how to organize, start and complete a successful writing project. The course will teach guests how to keep a project on schedule, offer ways to edit without angst and provide ideas to inspire memorable writing. Attendees are encouraged to bring a large notepad and a pen or pencil. Tickets to attend the classes with Kerr are $10 each, and the writing course with Macomber is $35. Tickets can be purchased by calling 489-8472. For more information, visit www. Robert Macomber Adrian Kerr photos provided Our email address is RICHARD EDWARD JACKER Richard Edward Jacker (Dick) died May 29, 2018 at the age of 87 of COPD at Shell Point Village in Fort Myers. He was the son of David and Bee Jacker of Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Senn High School, Harvard College and Northwestern Law School, and practiced law in New York City until his retirement in 1989. He is survived by his nephew Michael Jacker and niece Anne Dubitzky and their families, his wife Carol Daniels and her children Amelia Mitchell, John Toombs and Polly Toombs, and his grandchildren Forrest Hurley Toombs, Emerson Hurley Toombs and Sarah Spruill. While living in New York City, he attended the Church of the Ascension and Grace Church, and served on the Vestry of both churches. He was active in the Episcopal Diocese of New York, serving on the Diocesan Council, and the Standing Committee of the Diocese for two terms. After retiring, he and Carol moved to Captiva, Florida where he was on the boards of the Captiva Civic Association, the Captiva Library and chair of the County Library Advisory Board. He was a parishioner of the Captiva Chapel by the Sea and St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on Sanibel. He served on the Board of Associates at the Captiva Chapel by the Sea, the Vestry at St. Michael and All Angels. He was instrumental in the missions and outreach committees for both houses of worship. In retirement, he wrote poetry, participated in a writers group and continued to collect books. He and Carol spent many summers traveling in the United Kingdom. Memorial services will be held in the fall at both St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on Sanibel and at Captiva Chapel by the Sea. No flowers please. Memorial contributions may be made to Chapel by the Sea for the benefit of the missions and outreach programs at P.O. Box 188, Captiva, FL 33924 or to an outreach program in your community. OBITUARY Battle On The Blueway Race This SaturdayThe 4th annual Battle on the Blueway returns Saturday, June 9 to Crescent Beach Family Park, 1100 Estero Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach. The Battle on the Blueway is a competitive race for paddling enthusiasts and includes competitive events for standup paddleboarders (SUPs) as well as kayaks, outrigger canoes and surf skis. The event is part of the Fastest in Florida and Paddle League race series as well as a World Paddle Association Region 5 sanctioned points race that will include seven-mile and two-mile races, sprints, a free Calusa Kids Race and a Special Olympics Fun Race. More than 120 paddlers from Southwest Florida, Mexico, Hawaii, Canada and the U.S. attended the 2016 race. The 2017 race was canceled due to weather. The event is free for spectators, who can see the races from the beach or the pier at Lynn Hall Park. All non-motorized vessels are welcome. There will be a demonstration and vendor area for those who wish to try out a paddleboard or surfski. Pre-registration is required for racers. There will not be an opportunity to register the day of the event. Race entries are $55 to $65. There will be a fee to park at the beach. All proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Florida Lee County SUP Team. For event information, call Mike Hammond at 707-7981 or 5337275. Trail information is at www. or www.leeparks. org/blueway.


Along The RiverThe Sounds of Summer concert series kicks off its second year at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center this Friday, June 8 with Kate Skales and Emma Arnold, two of Southwest Floridas top emerging artists who will perform their original music. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the music starts at 8 p.m. The Sounds of Summer bi-weekly series runs from June 8 to August 24 and showcases a range of genres. Tickets are $5 per person; FSW and FGCU students can buy one ticket and get another for free. At only 17 years old, Arnold is already making a name for herself in the singersongwriter community. She writes heartfelt songs about love, friendship and growing up and has performed at the Strawberry Festival, Art Walks the Runway and Point Ybel Brewery. For more information about Arnold, visit www.emmasarnold. com. Skales recently appeared on the Southwest Florida scene, but people are taking notice of her new album Ready For Me. The album, released in April 2018, features Skales big voice, catchy choruses and playful attitude. For more information about Skales and her new album, visit The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in downtown Fort Myers. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 333-1933. The Lee County Homeless Coalition will hold its inaugural mini golf family fundraiser at Alico Family Golf this Saturday, June 9 from 2 to 9 p.m. It will offer a chance to win $1 million with a Hole-In-One Challenge. Cost to play is $25 per adult in advance; $30 per adult at the door; $15 per child younger than age 13 in advance; and $20 per child younger than age 13 at the door. Tickets include a free meal and a drink, unlimited rounds of mini-golf, unlimited rounds on the nine-hole short course, unlimited buckets of golf balls for the driving range, SNAG (Start New At Golf) for kids and beginners, and more. The $1 million Hole-In-One Challenge is open to all attendees. The distance of the shot will be measured at 167 yards. A closest-to-the-hole qualifier will bring it down to three finalists to stand up to the $1 million shot. Alico Family Golf is located at 16300 Lee Road in Fort Myers. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge will host free summer programs now through August 4, including Wildlife Wonders talks, weekly walks and nature crafts. No preregistration is necessary. Reading in the Refuge is held every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Attendees of each 45-minute reading-and-crafts session learn about a refuge animal and make a take-home craft related to it. Meet in the Visitor & Education Center classroom. Join refuge naturalists as they lead a one-hour tour on the Indigo Trail every Thursday at 10 a.m. Participants will stroll along the Wildlife Education Boardwalk to identify and discuss the ecosystems plants, mammals, birds and reptiles. This is geared for adults and children. Bring water, sunscreen and bug spray. Meet at the flagpole in front of the Visitor & Education Center. Family Beach Walks are held every Friday at 9 a.m. The one-hour program convenes at Gulfside City Park to explore the refuges gulf-front Perry Tract. City parking fees apply. Bring water, sunscreen and bug spray. Refuge education staff members lead a 30-minute indoor program called Wildlife Wonders every Saturday at 11 a.m. Learn about the mysteries of manatees, alligators, crocodiles, horseshoe crabs and birds in the Visitor & Education Center auditorium. JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge is located at 1 Wildlife Drive on Sanibel. For more information, call 472-1100 ext. 237 or visit www. free-refuge-programs. Shell Point Retirement Communitys 2018 Summer Concert Series kicks off with a performance by Southwest Florida Symphonys Southwest Florida String Trio in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point this Wednesday, June 13 at 7 p.m. The concert is open to the public. Tickets are $20 and will be held for pick-up at will call on the night of the performance. The Southwest Florida String Trio will perform an array of musical selections from composers such as Bach, Vivaldi, Schubert and Piazzolla, in Baroque and Beyond, Part II. Concertgoers will be introduced to insightful background on each composer and will have an opportunity to meet with the musicians after the concert. The Woodlands at Shell Point is located at 14441 Woodsong Lane in Fort Myers. For more information or tickets, visit or call 454-2067. 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You can get this printed on a license at no cost at or by visiting any location you can purchase a license. For-hire operations that do not have a federal reef fish permit may also participate in this 40-day season but are limited to fishing for red snapper in state waters only. These operations must have State Gulf Reef Fish Charter on their license to target red snapper and other reef fish in gulf state waters (excluding Monroe County). This can be done at no cost at a local tax collectors office. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has also partnered with Snook and Gamefish Foundation on a new smartphone app specifically for voluntary reporting of red snapper catch information. This app will be available soon on your phones app store by searching for iAngler Gulf Red Snapper for private anglers or iAngler Gulf Red Snapper Charter if you are a charter operation. Using the app is important because it will help the commission test real-time data collection. 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9 THE RIVER JUNE 8, 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 SUNSET DINING 4:30-6:30 P.M. 3-Course Tasting Starting at $19.95 Coast Guard Auxiliary Earns DEP AwardThe Florida Department of Environmental Protections (DEP) South District recognized the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Division Nine, USCG Sector St. Petersburg, USCG Station Fort Myers Beach for their commitment to protect Floridas environment. Division Nine Auxiliary was awarded the South Districts Environmental Stewardship Award, which was developed to recognize those who are working alongside DEP to safeguard Floridas coastal environments. The Coast Guard Auxiliary promotes and improves recreational boating safety while providing training to enhance waterway and coastal safety. The auxiliary has been a member of the DEP Clean Boating partnership since its creation in 2000. The partnership provides environmental compliance assistance and evaluation, educational outreach, workshops, technical assistance and mentoring to communities. It is our honor to recognize the Coast Guard Auxiliary for its hard work and dedication in helping to protect Floridas waterways by performing boating safety checks, checking for clean boating best management practices, such as gray water containment and education on fuel spill prevention, said Jon Iglehart, director of DEPs South District. The Coast Guard Auxiliary also provides assistance with the departments Clean Marina Program. To ensure a sustainable future for Floridas marine and freshwater environments, this program encourages marinas to maintain sewage pump out stations, and promote recycling and proper disposal of hazardous materials. With thousands of recreational boating facilities, mariner vessels and ecotourism opportunities in the state of Florida, environmental outreach and education is crucial to preserving the states natural resources. For more information about DEPs clean marina program, visit www. Florida Department of Environmental Protections South District Director Jon Iglehart, far right, pictured with U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Division Nine members photo provided Grant Awarded To Immokalee Readers ProgramThe Immokalee Foundation has received a $10,000 grant from The League Club of Southwest Florida to support its Immokalee Readers program. Immokalee Readers is an afterschool early intervention literacy tutoring program designed to help the lowest-performing young readers by supplementing their regular classroom instruction in reading. The tutors are high school students supervised by certified classroom teachers in all five elementary schools in Immokalee. Ninety-eight percent of the young students achieve measurable gains in reading scores; the tutors also have shown improvements in overall reading proficiency. This grant from The League Club, coupled with generous community support, enable The Immokalee Foundation to continue providing services for thousands of students in Immokalee, said Steven Kissinger, executive director of The Immokalee Foundation. Immokalee Readers helps to set our youngest students on their pathway to success. Each year, grant requests are reviewed by The League Clubs volunteer Community Involvement Committee. Grants are awarded for projects or critical services, equipment and improvements to make a valuable impact in the lives of local residents. Since 1987, The League Club has granted over $4.2 million to 157 local nonprofit agencies. For more information, visit To learn more about The Immokalee Foundation, volunteering as a career panel speaker or host, becoming a mentor, making a donation, including the foundation in your estate plans, or for more information, call 430-9122 or visit The Immokalee Foundations Steven Kissinger with Liz Winebrenner, president of The League Club photo provided Festival Of Dance Tribute June 24 Dancers will take the stage at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre on Sunday, June 24 to honor the late Jeanne Bochette, the regions pioneering dance teacher, woman entrepreneur, Grande Dame and performing arts advocate. The Festival of Dance, produced by Dance Bochette, its affiliated nonprofit Gulfcoast Dance Inc., and hosted by Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, will include a noon brunch followed by a 2 p.m. matinee. The tribute features performers from Bochettes historic Fort Myers studio including those she trained during her six-decade career showcasing ballet, tap, modern, jazz and hip hop. In addition, professional guest artists will travel to Fort Myers for special appearances and contributions. Tickets are $35 for adults, $25 for children and $20 for the performance only. Performance highlights include: Carla Amncio and Fhillipe Teixeria, principal dancers from Dance Alive National Ballet, performing the classic pas de deux from Romeo and Juliet as well as modern works; Broadway-inspired original tap choreography by area master teacher Ron Fucci; Dance Bochette director and former Mark Morris Dance Group member Alyce Bochette will pay homage to her mother with her new work set to Beethovens enchanting Moonlight Sonata; A re-staging of May ODonnells classic Dance Energies taught to Dance Bochette students by Nancy Lushington, former ODonnell soloist, Marymont Manhattan College assistant professor of dance and board member of the ODonnell Green Foundation for Music and Dance. Tickets can be purchased by calling the theater at 278-4422.


Churches/TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION Sunday 10:30 a.m., 2756 McGregor Boulevard,, 226-0900. ALL SAINTS BYZANTINE RITE CATHOLIC Sunda y 10:30 a.m. 10291 Bayshore Road, 305-651-0991. ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX Sunday 9 and 10 a.m. 8210 Cypress Lake Drive,, 481-2099. BAT YAM-TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS Friday Shabbat at 7 p.m. 2050 Periwinkle Way. 579-0296. BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC SYNAGOGUE Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. 15675 McGregor Boulevard, 437-3171. BIBLESHARE 10 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Tuesday, 7050 Winkler Rd, Suite 121, www.simplysimple, 437-8835. BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES Sunda y 10:30 a.m. 16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166. CHABAD LUBAVITCH ORTHODOX Friday 6:30 p.m. 5620 Winkler Road,, 433-7708. CHAPEL OF CYPRESS COVE Sunday 10 a.m. 10200 Cypress Cove Circle,, 850-3943. CHURCH OF THE CROSS Sunday 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. 13500 Freshman Lane, 768-2188. CONGREGATIONAL Sunday 10:30 a.m. 1619 Llewellyn Drive,, 334-4978. COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN Sunday 10 a.m. 2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937. CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST Sunday 9:45 and 11 a.m., 7 p.m.; Wednesday 6:30 p.m. 8400 Cypress Lake Drive, 481-5442. CYPRESS LAKE PRESBYTERIAN Sunday 8, 9, 10 and 11 a.m. 8260 Cypress Lake Drive,, 481-3233. CYPRESS LAKE UNITED METHODIST Sunday 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. 8570 Cypress Lake Drive, 482-1250. FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD OUTREACH Sunday 10:30 a.m.,Thursday 7:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 p.m. 6111 South Pointe Boulevard, 278-3638. FAITH UNITED METHODIST Sunday 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. 15690 McGregor Boulevard, 482-2030. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST Wednesday 12 noon Testimony Service, Sunday 10:30 a.m. 2390 West First Street,, FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Sunday 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. 13545 American Colony Boulevard, 936-2511. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. 2466 First Street,, 332-1152. FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN Sunday 10:30 a.m., 5916 Winkler Road, 4374330. FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST; Sunday 10 a.m., 8210 College Parkway, 4823133. IONA-HOPE EPISCOPAL CONGREGATION Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday 9:30 a.m. 9650 Gladiolus Drive, 454-4778. JESUS THE WORKER CATHOLIC Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday 8, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. 881 Nuna Avenue, 481-1143. KINGDOM LIFE Sunday 10:30 a.m. 2154 McGregor Boulevard, 218-8343. LAMB OF GOD Sunday 7:45 and 10 a.m. 19691 Cypress View Drive,, 267-3525. NEW BEGINNINGS CENTER Friday 6:30 and 7 p.m. 8505 Jenny Cae Lane,,, 656-0416. NEW COVENANT EYES Monthly 9 a.m. 1900 Park Meadows Drive,, 220-8519. NEW HOPE BAPTIST Sunday 11 a.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. 16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10, 985-8503. NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN Sunday 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. 10051 Plantation Road,, 274-1230. PEACE COMMUNITY Sunday 10:30 a.m. www. 17671 Pine Ridge Road,, 2677400. PEACE LUTHERAN Sunday 8 and 10 a.m. 15840 McGregor Boulevard,, peace@ 437-2599. REDEEMER LUTHERAN Sunday 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. 3950 Winkler Ext., 274-0143. RIVER OF LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 8, 9:45 and 11:30 a.m. 21580 River Ranch Road, 495-0400. SAMUDRABADRA BUDDHIST CENTER Meditation classes. MeditationInFortMyers. org, 567-9739. SAINT COLUMBKILLE CATHOLIC Monday through Saturday 8 a.m.; Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.; Sunday 7, 9 and 11 a.m., 5:30 p.m. 12171 Iona Road, 489-3973. ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CATHOLIC Monday through Thursday 6:45 a.m.; Friday 6:45 and 11 a.m.; Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 6:45, 9:30 and 11 a.m. 2157 Cleveland Avenue, 334-2161. SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE METROPOLITAN Sunday 10 a.m. 3049 McGregor Boulevard, 344-0012. SAINT MICHAEL LUTHERAN Saturday 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 8 and 10:45 a.m. 3595 Broadway, 939-1218. SAINT NICHOLAS MONASTERY Sunday 9:30 a.m. 111 Evergreen Road,, 997-2847. ST. VINCENT DE PAUL CATHOLIC Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m.; Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 9 and 11 a.m. 13031 Palm Beach Boulevard, 693-0818. SOUTHWEST BAPTIST Sunday 11 a.m.; Wednesday 6 p.m. 16940 McGregor Boulevard, 454-3336. TEMPLE BETHEL SYNAGOGUE Friday Shabbat 7:30 p.m.; Torah Saturday 9 a.m.; Religious School Wednesday 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m.16225 Winkler Road,, 433-0018. TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE) Friday 6:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. tjswfl. org.14486 A&W Bulb Road, 433-0201. THE NEW CHURCH Sunday 11 a.m. 10811 Sunset Plaza Circle #401, 481-5535. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST Sunday 10:30 a.m. 13411 Shire Lane, uucfm. org, 561-2700. UNITY OF FORT MYERS Sunday 10 a.m. 11120 Ranchette Road,, 278-1511. WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. 9065 Ligon Court, 481-2125. WORD OF LIFE Sunday 10 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. 2120 Collier Avenue, 274-8881. ZION LUTHERAN Sunday 8, 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. 7401 Winkler Road,, 481-4040. THE RIVER JUNE 8, 201810 Participants Sought For World Record Title The 3rd annual National Seashell Day will kick off the summer season with an attempt to break a Guinness World Records title on the beach behind The Outrigger Beach Re sort on Fort Myers Beach on Thursday, June 21. Check-in is under the tiki hut at the Outrigger from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. Celebrating one of The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibels most popular draws seashells the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) plans to break the Guinness World Records title for the largest human image of a seashell. The VCB is asking for the support of the community to make it happen. Summers here and were going to celebrate by creating a human sea shell of epic proportions, said Tamara Pigott, VCB executive director. With the help of our community, we look forward to attempting a Guinness World Records title. The Guinness World Records title for the largest human image of a seashell is currently held by Shell and Turcas Petrol AS and was achieved in October 2017 with 855 participants. This was the result of a team-building event with owners of Shell gas stations all over Turkey. The VCBs goal is to take the Guinness World Records title with more than 1,000 people on the beach to fill in the form of a seashell. A Guinness World Records adjudicator will be on site to verify the attempt. Commemorative 2018 National Seashell Day T-shirts and hats will be provided for participants, as well as complimentary water, fresh fruit, snacks, entertainment and tent seating for shade. Bring refillable water bottles. To be more environmentally friendly, water stations will be available rather than handing out bottled water. No pets allowed. Parking will not be available on site at the Outrigger Beach Resort. Participants are encouraged to use the free Park & Ride on LeeTrans Beach Trolleys (Route 400) to and from the event. Trolleys will run every 10 to 15 minutes from Fort Myers Beach Park & Ride, 11101 Summerlin Square Road (first trolley arrives at 6 a.m.) and from Lovers Key State Park, 8700 Estero Boulevard, east side (first trolley arrives at 6:45 a.m.). Registration is required, and volun teers will need to include shirt sizes for everyone in the party. A free bus pass will be provided in the registration con firmation email. The Outrigger Beach Resort is located at 6200 Estero Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach. To register, visit for more information. CAPTAIN JOE BURNSED After a long illness, Captain Joe Burnsed died peacefully on May 29, 2018 at Shell Point Hospice at the age of 62. Joe was born on December 12, 1955 in Orlando, Florida. After graduation in 1974, Joe left Orlando to join the Navy. Joe and Laurel Kovach, his high school sweetheart, were married during a brief break between Joes Navy Boot Camp and A School training on December 24, 1974 at Union Park Nazarene Church by Joes father Rev. MG Burnsed. Laurel and Joe celebrated their 43rd anniversary last December. Joe left the Navy in 1985 after more than 10 years of service and he, Laurel and Joey, their young son, moved to Sanibel to fulfill Joes lifelong dream to become a charter captain out of Castaways Marina. Joe had to retire in 2002 due to medical issues and he fought a long, hard battle the last eight years with end-stage liver disease. Joe loved God and his family. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Joe, Laurel and Joey spent many long and happy days on the waters of Sanibel and Captiva islands together. Through hard work and commitment, Joe and Laurel built Captain Joes Charters from scratch into a strong family business and a lifes work he was very proud of, as well as many lifelong relationships with his clients, who quickly became fishing companions and friends. Joe reared Joey, his son, on the boat from an early age as a fisherman, teaching him all the ins and outs of the backwaters of Sanibel and Captiva and the other barrier islands, and, perhaps, more importantly, the values of conservation, kindness and safety for his customers and friends. Captain Joey continues to fish with folks that his father first took fishing as customers more than 30 years ago. Joe is survived by his wife Laurel Ann Burnsed; his son Captain Joey Burnsed and his wife Crystal; and grandchildren Lexi, Alexander and Jaelyn. Other survivors include Sara Burnsed, his mother; Marilyn Kovach, his motherin-law; Captain Jim Burnsed (Dall), his brother; Pat Nolen, his sister; and nieces and nephews Captain Jimmy Burnsed (Sarah), Tracy Burnsed (Steve), Amy McKay (Captain Rob), and Andrew Nolan and Robin Gowda (Nanda). Joe had 10 grandnieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held at Sanibel Community Church on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Joe asked that his family and friends please make donations to your favorite charity or Captains For Clean Water, a cause Joe believed deeply in and reflects his lifes commitment to fishing and the outdoors. OBITUARY Read us online at


CROW Case Of The Week: Animal Ambassadors by Bob PetcherAnimals that do not fully recover from injuries or illnesses still can live a productive life, though probably not in the wild. While these creatures have received physically and/or mentally debilitating injuries and are deemed nonreleasable, they still have the opportunity to acclimate from forager to educator. Enter the animal ambassador. At CROW, countless animals have come to the medical hospital from around Southwest Florida with various injuries. Many of these patients have been successfully rehabilitated and released back into the wild where they were first found wounded. Unfortunately, even while CROW medical staff provides outstanding treatment to all patients, some are just beyond repair. Instead of giving up on these animals, they have been given a second chance as a wildlife ambassador. These animals are used during presentations and programs for an up close experience with wildlife. This new role allows children and adults to get up close and personal with creatures from around the world. CROW began its animal ambassador program in 2012 to provide an educational home for these creatures. The clinics rehabilitation staff spends countless hours training and building trust with these animals so they can remain relaxed around crowds. CROW officials believe education is an integral part of the nonprofit organization and essential to its mission. Many are sent to exhibition facilities to teach audiences of all ages the importance of respecting wildlife. One of my favorite things about working with these animals is being able to build trust and have a relationship with them as a handler, said Breanna Frankel, CROW rehabilitation manager. Mina, the great horned owl, for example, is an amazingly beautiful, powerful creature which would be capable of killing me if she wanted to, but knowing that she trusts me enough to feel comfortable and safe with me is very rewarding. Animals have become quite effective in their roles as ambassadors, thus increasing human awareness. CROW currently has five animal ambassadors that participate in daily presentations and off-site programs. Mina, a great horned owl, arrived to the clinic in December of 2016 with a partially amputated right wing. The injury had mostly healed by the time she was brought to the clinic, but rendered her unable to fly. Talon, a red-tailed hawk, arrived to the clinic in January of 2014 with a broken left wing. The fracture had already healed incorrectly, and he was unable to fly. Lola, an American kestrel, arrived in March of 2013 after she was found in a front yard in Cape Coral. She also had continued on page 14 From left, Bashful, a Virginia opossum, Lola, an American kestrel and Mina, a great horned owl, are animal ambassadors at CROW photos by Brian Bohlman RIVER 11 THE RIVER JUNE 8, 2018


Back At It After The Storm by Capt. Matt MitchellAfter days of rain and strong winds associated with the first tropical storm of the season, I finally managed to get back out onto the water mid-week. Major weather events like this always change up our fishing and also make catching bait more difficult than usual. Taking clients fishing after not having been on the water for several days just does not feel right; its like going blind as you dont have any intel from the days before. Fishing for a full day the first day back on the water with longtime clients Bryan and John Majewski from Wisconsin, early morning fast moving rain caused us to push back the pick up time by a little bit. I did struggle to get enough shiners and had to move locations several times. Winds were still a little gusty and the skies overcast with scattered rain that we would have to dodge most of the day. For our first stop I chose a southern facing shoreline with a deeper channel dead-ending against the mangroves. Casting the shiners in close to the shoreline, it did not take long for Bryan to hook up. This first fish of the day felt like the baitfish was hung up on the bottom, but after a few turns of the reel, the fish came up and did a head shake on the surface. The second time this fish came up to surface, I realized it was a giant flounderl Quickly grabbing the landing net, this was the largest flounder caught on my boat in years and measured a whopping 24 inches. After a few more casts, we had a few snook bites then landed a 28-inch snook and a 15-inch mangrove snapper. With a big flounder and mangrove snapper in the fish box, I knew I had their dinner covered and the pressure was off a little bit. Working our way north, we did not catch a single fish for the next two hours and the bite just quit. Even with strong south winds, I just could not find any moving water and saw fish laid up on every shoreline we fished. Taking a break for a lunch stop, I decided we would spend our time fishing the southern sound as it was also closer to home if we had to dodge the weather. Bouncing around the very south end of St. James City, the tide was now super high and the ideal set-up I had been hoping for all day. Mangrove shorelines now began to turn on with a few snook coming to the boat before Bryan hooked and landed a fat 25-inch redfish. John so far had only caught a few smaller fish all day but was still working hard at it. This next stop turned his day around. Pitching larger tail hooked pinfish into the mangrove shadows, John hooked into the fish of the day, a big hard fighting snook. After a few close calls with the mangrove roots, the fish came boat side for a few pictures before a careful release. Johns trip maker was a fat 34-incher. A half hour later, strong rain bands moving in and chased us off the water as we called it a very memorable day. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions, email captmattmitchell@aol. com. 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 Send Us Your Fish TalesWe would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include a photograph with identification. Email to or call 395-1213. Bryan and John Majewski from Wisconsin with multiple species caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week photo provided THE RIVER JUNE 8, 201812 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than FishCast carefully to avoid tangling tackle in mangroves


Plant SmartQueens Jewels Marks Garden That Wasby Gerri ReavesTake one look at these lovely flowers and youll understand why this vine is called queens jewels ( Antigonon leptopus ). The pink bell-like flowers and pretty heart-shaped leaves recommend it to any gardener. Plus, it grows like crazy without any attention. And thats why you dont want to plant it. Its done so well that its now listed as a category-II invasive species by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. Species in that category have shown a potential to disrupt native plant communities and should not be intentionally included in landscapes. This native of Mexico was introduced to Florida as an ornamental prior to 1924. It escaped cultivation and is now naturalized, meaning that it easily propagates on its own. A perennial vine of the buckwheat family, its a fast-grower, thrives in almost any soil, and loves the sun and moisture of South Florida. Via tendrils, it scrambles almost anywhere, even into treetops, reaching up to 40 feet long. Clusters of five-petaled flowers appear on branched stalks throughout the year. However, what seems to be the flowers are sepals that surround the actual tiny flowers. The sepals vary in color from white to reddish pink to coral. The net-veined pointed leaves are up to five inches long. Queens jewels has numerous other common names, including coral vine, hearts-on-a-chain, chain-of-love, rosa de Montana, Mexican creeper, corallita, confederate vine and queens wreath just to name a few. The vines century-old history is easy to trace, especially in plantings marking the boundaries of demolished or relocated homes. In these photos taken on a former home site in historic downtown Fort Myers, queens jewels flourishes alongside other invasive species like snake plant ( Sansevieria hyacinthoides ). The latter was also a desirable house and garden plant before being deemed invasive. If your yard is host to this vine and you decide to eliminate it, do it thoroughly, for it will simply re-generate from the tubers if they are not completely removed. Also be sure to gather all the seeds, because animals eat and disperse them. The tubers are said to be a food source in regions of Mexico, and the vine has many medicinal uses. Sources: 500 Hundred Plants of South Florida by Julia F. Morton; Florida Landscape Plants by John V. Watkins and Thomas J. Sheehan; Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau; Florida Wild Flowers and Roadside Plants by C. Ritchie Bell and Bryan J. Taylor; National Audubon Field Guide to Florida by Peter Alden et al.;; www.;; and Plant Smart explores the diverse flora of South Florida. At a vacant lot where a home once existed, queens jewels persists and tops native and invasive alike by climbing into the treetops Queens jewels was introduced about a century ago as an ornamental. It escaped cultivation and is now a category-II invasive pest plant. Here, it thrives along with a backdrop of another category-II invader, snake plant. photos by Gerri Reaves 13 THE RIVER JUNE 8, 2018 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 EXPERIENCE: HUNDREDS OF SUCCESSFUL LANDSCAPES300 Center Road, Fort Myers FL 33907 PHONE 239.939.9663 FAX www.AllNative.bizOPEN DAILY: 9 to 5 Mon Sat 10 to 3 SunOUR NURSERY FEATURES OVER 200 SPECIES OF NATIVE PLANTS ON SEVERAL ACRES Buttery Gardens Wildlife/Bird Sanctuaries We also offer landscape design, consultation, installation and maintenance. Mound House Weekly EventsMound House and Newton Beach Park are offering weekly events. They include Beach Walk, a free exploration of the shoreline with a Mound House naturalist at Newton Beach Park on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. There will be a Sunset Kayak Tour beginning at the Mound House on Saturday, June 9 at 4:30 p.m. Scheduled so that participants can catch a beautiful sunset, paddlers will explore tidal creeks and winding mangrove tunnels extending into the hidden backwaters of Estero Bay as only a kayaker can. This unique tour offers rare opportunity to experience the abundant life within the estuary in the quiet of twilight. Cost is $25 for Mound House members and $50 for nonmembers. Reservations required. Newton Beach Park is located at 4650 Estero Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach. Mound House is located at 451 Connecticut Street on Fort Myers Beach. Visit or call 765-0865 for more information. Tuesday, June 5. Yard Sale FundraiserRonald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Southwest Florida is hosting a yard sale in the front parking lot of the Ronald McDonald House in Fort Myers on Saturday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to noon. The house is located at 16100 Roserush Court. Come early for the best selection of clothes, furniture, framed art, toys, crafts, books, furniture, linens, dcor, purses, household items and much, much more, All proceeds benefit RMHC of Southwest Florida. For more information, call Amy at 437-0202 or visit


THE RIVER JUNE 8, 201814 Beach walks daily at 9 am Departure from Island Inn Advance reservations required at SHELLMUSEUM.ORG/BEACH-WALKS BOGO Museum open 10 am-5 pm daily 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road Sanibel, FL 33957SHELLMUSEUM.ORGMUSEUM BEACH WALK MUSEUM ADMISSION BUY ONE AT FULL PRICE, GET THE OTHER HALF OFF! From page 1CROW Casesuffered a broken wing which had not healed correctly. She is capable of short flights, but would not be able fly well enough to hunt in the wild. Bashful, a Virginia opossum, arrived in May of 2016 after he was found circling in a persons front yard. He had suffered some kind of trauma which caused neurologic issues. According to CROW officials, Bashful no longer knows how to be an opossum. He does not play dead or become defensive like an opossum normally would do to defend itself from a predator. Shelldon, a gopher tortoise, arrived to the clinic in July of 2015 after he was struck and dragged along the pavement by a vehicle. As a result, he suffered extensive damage to the underside of his shell (the plastron), had a fractured upper shell (the carapace), and lost a majority of the nails on his front limbs. The shell injuries have healed; however, his nails have never grown back. Without them he is unable to dig a burrow, which is vital to a wild gopher tortoises survival. In addition to the animal ambassadors, CROW also has a number of live animal exhibits in its visitor education center showcasing native versus invasive species in Southwest Florida. CROW staff members say visitors are always excited to meet Sydney, the American alligator; Billy, the nine-banded armadillo; and Violet, the Eastern indigo snake. While wildlife ambassadors have become accustomed to be more receptive of people, CROW officials point out it is vital that facility visitors know that these animals are still wild. Even though animal ambassadors have been conditioned to be more tolerant of human contact, its crucial that audiences are aware that these animals are not pets, said CROW Development & Education Coordinator Rachel Rainbolt in an earlier column. They are wildlife and still maintain all of the same fears and anxieties as if they were in their natural surroundings. Proper safety must be exercised at all times, so ambassadors are under close supervision of CROWs staff, students and volunteers during programs. 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 www. Community Pool Remains Closed North Fort Myers Community Pool remains closed for maintenance and repairs until further notice, but Lee County Parks & Recreation has made other arrangements to help summer swimmers. Swim lessons and water aerobics classes will be offered at the North Fort Myers High School pool while school is out of session for summer break. The North Fort Myers High School pool is located just two blocks south of the community pool at 960 Iris Drive in North Fort Myers. To register for activities, visit www., call or visit the North Fort Myers Recreation Center at 533-7200 or any of the other three community pools. Adjusted swimming hours for the North Fort Myers High School pool are as follows: Summer Break (June 9 to August 4): Sundays: noon to 5:45 p.m. Mondays: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Water Aerobics: 10 a.m. Monday through Friday Swim Lessons: 8, 9 and 10 a.m. Monday through Thursday and 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Saturdays. For more information, go online to or call Lee County Parks & Recreation at 533-7275. ADA-accessible pool sites include: Lehigh Acres Community Pool, 1400 West 5th Street, Lehigh Acres. San Carlos Community Pool, 8208 Sanibel Boulevard, Fort Myers. Pine Island Community Pool, 5675 Sesame Drive, Bokeelia. New General Manager At Vacation Rental CompanyKeith McMenamy is returning as general manager of VIP Vacation Rentals (VVR). McMenamy has over 35 years of experience in rental management on Sanibel and Captiva; he managed Sanibel Accommodations for more than six years and was managing partner of VVR for seven years. We are very excited to have Keith back as general manager, said VIPs Managing Partner Jim Hall. He is the most experienced rental professional on the islands and is well respected by his peers. VVRs current general manager, David Schuldenfrei, is retiring after 10 years to focus on real estate sales. Locally owned and operated with offices on Sanibel and Captiva, VIP Vacation Rentals was founded in 1975 and is the oldest rental company on the islands. Keith McMenamy photo provided


15 THE RIVER JUNE 8, 2018 Leadership NEXT Sweet Social HourLeadership NEXT, a monthly program for advancing business leaders, is planning a sweet destination for its Tuesday, June 12 networking event. The social event will be held at Norman Love Confections McGregor Chocolate Salon and runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Participants will have an opportunity to sample some of the award-winning chocolatiers handcrafted premium chocolates and to learn about the companys most recent sweet successes and plans for the future. The program is managed by the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce. Leadership NEXT is free to attend for members of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce and $10 for future members. Cypress Pharmacy is sponsoring the June program. Norman Love Confections McGregor Chocolate Salon is located at 13261 McGregor Boulevard, Suite 105 in Fort Myers. Attendees are encouraged to register in advance at Norman Love Confections McGregor Chocolate and Dessert Salon photo providedLaw Firm Hires AttorneyHenderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, PA, recently announced that J. Dudley Goodlette has joined the firms Naples office. The long-time Collier County resident devotes tremendous support to the community. Goodlette serves on the board of directors for the Winged Foot Scholarship Foundation and for the Quest Education Foundation, two organizations focused on assisting Collier County students with access to higher education. He also serves the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, as immediate past chairman. Goodlette is also chair of Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Companys Underwriting Committee, Executive Committee, Business Development Committee and Nominating Committee. Goodlette is a former member of the Florida House of Representatives and also served as chief of staff to the Speaker of the Florida House. In recognition of his efforts for spearheading the passage of the Florida Access to Civil Legal Assistance, he received the Medal of Honor from the Florida Bar Foundation. Goodlette also served on the Florida Board of Governors, was a member of the 20th Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, and served as chairman of the Real Property Board Certification Committee. Goodlette has received many accolades throughout his distinguished career, including Naples Daily News Citizen of the Year, Hodges Universitys Humanitarian of the Year, Edison State Colleges Holland T. Salley Leadership in Fostering Education Award, Boys & Girls Club of Collier Countys Man of the Year, and was inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Leadership Hall of Fame. For more information on Goodlette or Henderson Franklin, visit www. J. Dudley Goodlette photo provided


THE RIVER JUNE 8, 201816 Financial Wisdom Given To Students At ConferenceA group of female middle school and high school students took part in a series of interactive projects and discussions centered on starting and running a business at The Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Conference. Conference mentors at the event, held on May 9, answered questions and shared information about the challenges and successes they encountered running a business or working in the business world. The conference was designed to encourage financial literacy and educate teen girls about starting businesses and managing personal wealth. From left, DeAnna Graziano, Lisa Capozio, a Bishop Verot student and Lois Thome photos provided Cecilia St. Arnold and Doug Gribin From left, Lois Thome, Connie Ramos-Williams, Betsy Steiner, Nicole Gray Kearns and Cecilia St. Arnold From left, Nyah Anglade, State Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen, Maribel Mendoza Debra Newman with Photo Magic Events and Mary Cossentino, a Bishop Verot student From left, Jolie Jones with mentor Rhiannon Silvashy of Flightdocs


17 THE RIVER JUNE 8, 2018 Automotive Service That You Can Trust Clean and Comfortable 239-277-10041921 Courtney Drive Fort Myers 33901 OPEN Monday Friday 8am to 5:30pm Saturday 8am to 4pm Sunday service delivered to you of any $25 OffAll Makes and Models both Foreign and Domestic Limit one per customer, no cash value, cannot be combined with any We look forward to earning your business Life InsuranceGetting Cash From Life Insurance J. Brendan Ryan, CLU, ChFC, MSFSWe have all heard of cash value life insurance and term insurance. What is the difference, and why does it matter? Term insurance should be considered temporary coverage. It is fine while it is in force, but the premiums increase typically after an initial level premium. The premium increases as a result of the increasing likelihood that the insured will die as age advances. It eventually gets too expensive and the owner drops it, doing so when he or she is as old as he or she has ever been and thus more likely to die than ever before. The premium goes up because the policy does not have cash value to help offset the risk that the insurer takes in holding the policy. That cash value is a reserve that helps mitigate the risk. Cash value insurance (whole life or universal life) does have that extra reserve built in. This type of policy starts out more expensive than term insurance because it has to build that reserve. But, over time, the cash value and the interest that the insurer earns on it allow the insurer to keep the premiums low and level at an affordable amount. Some people have to invade their policies for one or another financial need. Of course, without a cash value, term insurance can be of no help here. But cash value coverage can. How can cash be obtained from such a policy? Cash Value Loan. Typically after the first several years, there is cash value available. It is possible to borrow part or all the cash value at a reasonable loan rate. The loan amount is not taxable. It reduces the cash value and the death benefit dollar-for-dollar. It never has to be paid back. But if it remains outstanding at the death of the insured, it is deducted from the death benefit. Surrender. If cash is needed and the insured can afford to give up the insurance benefit, the policy can be surrendered or cashed in for its cash value minus any outstanding loans. If the amount received in the surrender plus all amounts previously received, such as loans and dividend actually received, exceed the total amount paid for the policy over the years, that gain will be taxed as ordinary income. Long-Term-Care Benefit. Some policies written since around 2010 have a long-term care (LTC) feature which allows the owner to draw down as much as the whole death benefit not just the cash value to help cover LTC expenses incurred by the insured. This is not a policy loan but a tax-free acceleration of the death benefit. Each dollar drawn out for such a use reduces the death benefit dollar-for-dollar. With such a benefit, someone is sure to get the full amount of insurance either the owner as a LTC benefit, the beneficiary as a death benefit, or some to each. Chronic Illness, Critical Illness or Terminal Illness Riders. Different insurers use different triggering events, as implied in the titles, for these benefits that accelerate the death benefit into living benefits similar to the long-term care rider explained previously. Some pay lump sums when the benefit is triggered, others monthly amounts. Since there is such a variety in these clauses, it is important to read and understand the triggers, the definitions and the method of benefit payment. Thus, with whole life and universal life insurance, the cash value of these policies can provide living benefits when cash is needed for emergencies or opportunities. Ideally, the policy owner will leave the death benefit intact for the sake of the beneficiaries, but with whole life and universal life, the owner has the flexibility to get to the cash, if appropriate. None of this is possible with term insurance. J. Brendan Ryan is a Cincinnati insurance agent. He can be reached at Driver Safety ProgramThe City of Fort Myers has entered into a no-cost trial agreement with Lytx to study the feasibility of deploying a driver safety and risk management program, which is intended to improve driver safety and prevent collisions and injuries. This helps protect the citys drivers and its citizens while improving fuel efficiency and reducing the citys carbon footprint. The program was presented to employees on May 10 with a briefing to educate users about the new technology. Each vehicle will have a palm-sized digital video recording device, which is an exception-based video event recorder designed to capture 12 seconds of video and audio when activated by a risky driving event. When activated, the driver gets real-time feedback through the use of LED lights that flash to save an event. Events are uploaded and analyzed by the DriveCam Programs trained reviewers and posted to a secure website for driver coaching or positive reinforcement when needed. The program will also be used to recognize and reward the citys best drivers. The trial involves 50 Solid Waste vehicles and will last for 120 days. Police Foundation Adds Trustees To BoardTina Munroe and Carolyn Romano have joined the Fort Myers Police Foundation Board of Directors as trustees. Munroe has 20 years experience in management of private country clubs in Ohio, Arizona and Indiana. She also served as regional food and beverage director for a national hotel chain, organized fundraising events for the Northwest Ohio Kidney Foundation and volunteered as a womens counselor. Romano is the wife of the late Larry J Romano, original founder of the Fort Myers Police Foundation. The nonprofits annual golf tournament held each fall is named for her husband. For more information, visit www. Carolyn Romano photos provided Tina Munroe To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 395-1213


THE RIVER JUNE 8, 201818 Superior InteriorsRelaxation At Homeby Marcia FeeneyYou may not have considered the interior design of your home as a way to improve your mental state, but youll be surprised at what a difference it can make. Many people come home at the end of the day with stress and tension. Your home should be a sanctuary, where your stress is relieved and not a place where it grows. The way you design your home is one of the biggest influencers. Simply changing your paint color can be an easy and budget-friendly way to promote a positive atmosphere in your home. The color of a room can influence your mood in more ways than you think. The psychology of color is something interior designers consider when determining the paint for a room. Color has the power to revitalize, to soothe, to inspire creativity and even to stimulate the appetite. You will instantly feel the energy created by a red dining room, as well as the calm evoked by a blue bedroom. Choosing the right color is crucial to setting the tone and purpose of a room. Another budget-friendly idea to improve the atmosphere of your room is to change your lighting. Bright, harsh lamps and bulbs can cause feelings of sadness and negativity. Natural lighting through windows has a very calming and peaceful effect on our mood, whereas a lack of light and even poor artificial lighting can bring dreariness into a space. If you have a room that doesnt allow for much natural light, if any, try using light fixtures with softer light bulbs to help. Strategically placed mirrors can also help reflect the natural light around the room. Marcia Feeney is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at Financial FocusConsider A 529 Plan If Saving For College by Jennifer BaseyDo you know about 529 savings plans? If not, you are not alone although these plans have been around since 1996, many people are still unaware of them. And thats unfortunate, because a 529 plan can be a valuable tool for anyone who wants to help a child, grandchild, friend or other family member save for education expenses. Here are some of the key benefits of a 529 plan: Potential tax advantages A 529 plans earnings are not subject to federal income taxes, as long as withdrawals are used for qualified education expenses (tuition, room and board, etc.) of the designated beneficiary, such as your child or grandchild. (You will be subject to ordinary income taxes, plus a 10 percent federal penalty, on the earnings portion of withdrawals not used for qualified education expenses.) High contribution limits Contribution limits are generally quite high for most states 529 plans. However, you could possibly incur gift tax consequences if your contributions, plus any other gifts, to a particular beneficiary exceed $15,000 during a single year. Ability to switch beneficiaries As the old song goes, The future is not ours to see. You might name a particular child or grandchild as a beneficiary of a 529 savings plan, only to see him or her decide not to go to college after all. But as the owner of the plan, you generally may be able to switch beneficiaries whenever you like, right up to the point when they start taking withdrawals. (To make this switch non-taxable and penalty-free, you must designate a new beneficiary who is a member of the same family as the original beneficiary.) Freedom to invest in any states plan You can invest in the 529 plan offered by any state, regardless of where you live. But if you invest in your own states plan, you might receive some type of state tax benefit, such as a deduction or credit. Additional benefits also may be available. Flexibility in changing investments You can switch investment options in your 529 plan up to twice a year. Or, if youd rather take a more hands-off approach, you could select an automatic age-based option that starts out with a heavier emphasis on growth-oriented investments and shifts toward less risky, fixed-income vehicles as the beneficiary approaches college age. While a 529 plan clearly offers some benefits, it also raises some issues about which you should be aware. For example, when colleges compute financial aid packages, they may count assets in a 529 plan as parental assets, assuming the parents are the plan owners. To clarify the impact of 529 plans on potential financial aid awards, you might want to consult with a colleges financial aid officer. One final note: In previous years, 529 plans were limited to eligible colleges, universities and trade schools, but starting in 2018, you can also use up to $10,000 per year, per beneficiary, from a 529 plan to pay for tuition expenses at public, private or religious elementary and secondary schools. (Not all states recognize K-12 expenses as qualifying for 529 plan benefits, so consult your local tax advisor before investing.) Education is a great investment in a childs future. And to make that education more affordable, you might want to make your own investment in a 529 plan. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones financial advisor. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@ Applications Open For Blue Chip AwardApplications are open for the 24th Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award, sponsored by BB&T Oswald Trippe and Company and BB&T Bank. The award recognizes a small business that has overcome adversity to achieve success. Finalists and the winner will be selected by an independent panel and announced at a November 1 luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. To be eligible for the award, applicants must be a for-profit business, based in Lee, Collier or Charlotte county, that has overcome obstacles to achieve success. Businesses must employ between four and 500 people, and have been in operation for at least three years. The Bonita Chamber has been a proud endorser of this community award for many years, said Tiffany Esposito, president and CEO of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce. Hearing the stories of these small businesses that have the perseverance to succeed even when the odds are stacked against them is a motivating experience for any business professional, and we are happy to partner with BB&T Oswald Trippe each year to promote our resilient business community. Applications are due September 4. They are available at the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 25071 Chamber of Commerce Drive in Bonita Springs. Interested businesses can also request an application from BB&T Oswald Trippe and Company at 433-7189 or Previous winners and finalists have included Bonita Chamber members, such as the 2017 winner, Siesta Pebble, Inc. Scott Gregory and Tiffany Esposito photo provided Bank PromotionSanibel Captiva Community Bank has promoted Angela Martens to controller and vice president. In her position, she maintains the general ledger and prepares reports and financial statements, as well as oversees the human resources department. Martens joined the bank in 2014 and has more than 25 years of accounting and banking experience, including previous positions as vice president/ controller and business manager. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and holds a bank financial management certification from the American Bankers Association. A Fort Myers resident, Martens volunteers with United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee, Boys & Girls Club, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America and The Salvation Army. Angela Martens photo provided


19 THE RIVER JUNE 8, 2018 RIVER Book ReviewThe Flight Attendant by Di SaggauTalk about a killer opening. The Flight Attendant begins with Cassie Bowden, no stranger to hungover mornings and random hookups, waking up in Dubai thinking about a passionate night spent with a hedge fund manager named Alex, whom she met on the flight from New York. She turns to look at Alex in bed beside her and sees blood, a lot of it. His throat has been cut. Cassie has black outs so she doesnt know if she killed Alex, or if someone else did. Cassie is a binge drinker, her job with the airlines makes it easy to find adventure and numerous one-night stands. Shes a single woman in her 30s, alone in a hotel room far from home. She has to figure out how to leave the room and walk back to the hotel where her flight crew will be getting ready for their ride to the airport. Afraid to call the police, she begins a series of lies. She lies on the way to Paris where she works the firstclass cabin. She lies to the FBI agents in New York who meet her at the gate. She lies to her sister and is tormented by a question she cant answer due to her blackout. Did she kill Alex? As her memory improves, Cassie remembers another woman visiting the hotel room. On a flight to Rome, she spots that woman. Cassie is not an admirable character by any means; she does some really stupid things, including ignoring her lawyers advice. She is an interesting flawed-character, and its hard to put down this international thriller. The Flight Attendant unveils a spellbinding story of memory, of reckless self-disregard and of murder far from home. Author Chris Bohjalian writes with vivid characters and locales, and he does his research into the world of airline work. This is a rare thriller where each chapter makes you think, I sure didnt see that coming. School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My first grader had a rough school year and struggled with reading. His teacher suggested that we work on sight words over the summer. We are both bored with the same way of practicing every day where I show him a flashcard and he must read it correctly three times in a row for us to put it in the know pile. Any other suggestions on how to practice sight words? Carolyn G, Fort Myers Carolyn, Practicing sight words can become boring but research strongly reports that rapid recognition of sight words is a key foundation skill that supports the development of reading fluency. Mastering sight words is an extremely important step in becoming a successful reader. A sight word is a word that typically cannot be decoded or sounded out. It must be memorized or figured out by the context of the sentence. This is a difficult task for young readers and it is usually recommended that children memorize these sight words so they are readily available and recognized when children see them in print. Most schools teach an expanded sight word list from either the Dolch word list or the Frye word list. Both lists have at least 200 words on them. Sight words are considered to make up at least 50 to 75 percent of reading texts up to the third-grade level. There are many, many practice activities on the Internet for learning sight words. They are lots of fun for kids and usually include practice sheets that you can print out and use easily. Sometimes children will be able to learn information more quickly when it is paired with an additional physical action or novel adaptation. Below are some other ideas that do not require a computer and include a physical and/or game-like fun component. Children see, say and write a word (skywrite, write on arm, etc.) Hopscotch write sight words in each square Beanbag toss must throw bean bag on specific word Put sight words on paper dice and play games Flashlight fun children shine light on the called-out sight word, read from a whiteboard, blackboard or other display Word puzzles and scrambled words Word rings Sight word Bingo Typing and texting sight words 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. Upright Bass Donated To High School StudentThe upright bass of a Mariner High School student destroyed by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is being replaced by Instrument of Hopes first donation. Junior Nichelle Agosto was studying at a music conservatory in Puerto Rico when she transferred to Mariner High School. Before her mother could send her bass to Cape Coral, Hurricane Maria battered the island. Agostos bass was ruined when her home flooded. Natalie Kondos founded Instruments of Hope with the purpose of replacing or repairing musical instruments for programs and/or individual students who have been through a hurricane, flood, tornado, or other natural disaster. Just a junior at Pine View School in Osprey, Kondos has spent the last year raising money for her first donation. When she heard Agostos story and her need for an upright bass to play at Mariner High Schoo,l she knew she had found a match. The bass is huge and magnificent, Kondos said. I have played it a couple of times, and it has a beautiful tone. Im really excited about giving this instrument to Nichelle so she wont have to share an instrument next year. College Graduate Fort Myers native Benjamin Fisher recently graduated with a bachelor of science degree in ecological agriculture at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. Gulf Coast Writers To MeetIf events in your life have inspired you to write, learn more about the Gulf Coast Writers Association. The next meeting will be held on Saturday, June 16 at Zion Lutheran Church, located at 7401 Winkler Road in Fort Myers. The guest speaker will be DL Havlin, who will discuss how he weaves reality into a world of fiction. There is no charge for first time guests. For more information, call 770-906-7885 or go to www. 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


The Most Important Pitch In The Life Of White Sox Reliever Danny Farquharby Ed FrankIts been called the greatest pitch of his life, but more importantly, it transcends sports. Its the miraculous story of Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Danny Farquhar, who returned last week to the Soxs Guaranteed Rate Fielder six weeks after suffering a life-threatening brain hemorrhage in the White Sox dugout to throw out the games ceremonial first pitch. No question the quick-thinking response by White Sox trainers and medical personnel who responded immediately before an ambulance arrived to speed Farquhar to Rush University Medical Center played a vital role in saving his life. The near-tragic incident reminded this reporter of a somewhat similar occurrence here at the Lee County Sports Complex several years ago. But we will get to that later. Should you have not read about Farquhars harrowing experience, let me review what occurred: Farquhar is a journeyman relief pitcher who has toiled for four different teams in seven Major League seasons after being drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2008. On April 20, he had faced four Houston Astros hitters in the sixth inning after which he collapsed in the White Sox dugout. At first, White Sox trainers and medical personnel thought he suffered a seizure, but when he was unresponsive, he was administered oxygen until an EMT crew arrived and sped him to Rush Medical. There he underwent emergency brain surgery and remained in ICU for two and a half weeks. He said he doesnt remember anything from the time he walked to the bullpen before the game on April 20 until he awoke in ICU five days later. Obviously, White Sox players were shaken by the incident, but were relieved and thrilled to see him back to the ballpark with this wife and three children last week.He also was accompanied by his surgeons and medical personnel from Rush Medical Center. Farquhar hopes to pitch again in the Major Leagues, but he knows nothing is guaranteed. He has resumed some light workouts, but wont pitch again this season. He grew up in Florida where he attended Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School in Southwest Ranches, Florida. He later played for the University of LouisianaLafayette in the Sun Belt League. Throughout his career, Danny Farquhar has thrown thousands of pitches, but none more important than the ceremonial pitch he threw last week. Farquhars near-fatal hemorrhage brings to memory an occurrence here several years ago when Sanibel resident Max Friedersdorf had taken a friend to a Minnesota Twins Spring Training game. They were rushing to their car in the midst of a downpour when the friend collapsed near the Twins Minor League training facility in the Lee County Sports Complex. A passerby raced inside the facility summoning help and a Twins trainer was on the scene within minutes to apply emergency medical care until an ambulance arrived. These two incidents are proof that sports medicine can be a lot more than tending to a sprained ankles. Florida Everblades On The Cusp Of The Kelly Cup Championship As we write this column early this week, the Florida Everblades hockey team needed just one more victory to win the ECHL championship and lay claim to the leagues Kelly Cup. The Everblades held a three-games-to-two advantage over the Colorado Eagles with Game Six being played Wednesday night in Loveland, Colorado. If a seventh game is necessary in the best-of-seven championship series, it will be played here Saturday night in Germain Arena at 7 p.m. Florida skated to a 5-0 victory last Saturday in Colorado when Goalie Martin Ouellette stopped all 24 Eagles shots on goal to give the Everblades the 3-2 series lead. The Everblades last won the Kelly Cup in 2012. RIVER THE RIVER JUNE 8, 201820 $1,295,000 Call Eric Pfeifer239.472.0004 Direct Gulf Front Corner Unit Amazing Views 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Plus Private Cabana Convenient Mid-Island Location This Weeks Featured PropertyCompass Point Unit #102 New Coach At Dunbar HighTim Maloney has been named the head boys basketball coach at Dunbar High School to replace legendary Coach Andre McGill who retires in June of 2018. Carl Burnside, Dunbar High School Principal, made the announcement this morning. Mr. Maloney has had an impressive career not only as a basketball coach but also as a life coach. We look forward to having him lead our boys basketball program for the years to come. Maloney has coached in the college ranks for the last 21 years after having a very successful high school coaching stint. He experienced national exposure in prep school basketball. Named head coach of Mariner High School in Cape Coral in the summer of 1993, Maloney took over a team that went 7-18 the previous season and turned the team around to the tune of an 18-7 mark. In his third season, Maloney guided Mariner to a best ever 33-3 record and a berth in the state finals. That season, the Tritons ranked No. 1 in the state of Florida, rose to No. 16 in the nation, and ranked third in the south by the National Prep Boys. For his efforts, Maloney was named Southwest Florida Coach of the Year and Conference Coach of the Year after each of those seasons at Mariner. In 1996, he was also named Gulf Coast All-Sports Coach of the Year and Boys Basketball Coach of the Year in Southwest Florida. Over the years, Maloney has acquired additional experience coaching domestic and international teams during the summer. He spent the summer of 1996 as associate head coach for the Long Island squad in the Empire State Games, a team that featured future NBA players Wally Szczerbiak and Speedy Claxton. The team went on to capture Long Islands first gold medal in 18 years. Maloney has also been recognized for his work as a life coach, most recently being featured in a New York Times article by Zach Schonbrun entitled For the Court, a Head Coach. And for the Head Coach? A Life Coach. His network in the college and high school coaching fraternity is extensive. Current South Carolina mens basketball head coach Frank Martin mentioned Maloney during his NCAA Sweet 16 news conference and how much their friendship has meant to him. Several Division I College head coaches Scott Drew (Baylor), Travis Ford (St. Louis), Tim Cluees (Iona) and Tim Cohane (Buffalo retired) have all raved about not only Maloneys basketball knowledge but more importantly the phenomenal human being he is and the difference he makes in the lives of young people. A 1982 graduate of Manhattanville College, Maloney competed in four sports. He earned his masters degree in counseling from Hunter College in 2004. He and his wife Joanne have a son, Thomas Joseph (TJ). SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 2016, the Dodgers Julio Urias became the youngest postseason starting pitcher (20 years, 68 days old) in major -league history. Who had been the youngest one? 2. David Cone, Pedr o Martinez and David Wells all tossed a perfect nine innings in a major-league game. Who of the three had the most career regular-season victories? 3. Donnel Pumphr ey of San Diego State set a new record in 2016 for most career rushing yards (6,405 yards). Whose record did he break? 4. Who was the first athlete fr om the Dominican Republic to play in the NBA? 5. The V egas Knights set a record in 2017-18 for most regular-season road wins by an NHL expansion team (22). Which team had held the mark? 6. Which Major League Soccer teams have won back-to-back MLS Cup championships? 7. In 2018, Ger manys Kristina Vogel won her 11th womens world cycling title. Who else has won 11 times? ANSWERS 1. Bret Saberhagen was 20 years, 175 days old when he started in 1984. 2. Wells had 239 victories, Martinez 219 and Cone 194. 3. Wisconsins Ron Dayne, who rushed for 6,397 yards (1996-99, when bowl statistics were not included). 4. Tito Horford, with the Milwaukee Bucks in 1988. 5. The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, with 19 road victories in the 1993-94 season. 6. DC United (1996-97), Houston (2006-07) and the Los Angeles Galaxy (2011-12). 7. Australias Anna Meares.


21 THE RIVER JUNE 8, 2018 Python Hunters Eliminate 1,000th Snake In ProgramHunters that recently participated in the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Boards Python Elimination Program achieved an important milestone for this highly successful initiative by eliminating the 1,000th snake. An average of three pythons have been eliminated per day from SFWMD lands since the program began in March 2017. Eliminating invasive species such as Burmese pythons is critical to preserving the rare Everglades ecosystem. Florida taxpayers have invested billions of dollars to restore the water quality and hydrology of the Everglades. Combatting invasive plants and animals is necessary to ensure this investment results in shared goals of the overall restoration plan. The success of this program was made possible through a dedicated team approach, said SFWMD scientist Mike Kirkland, project manager for the Python Elimination Program. Staff implemented, hunters executed and our state leadership, particularly Gov. Rick Scott, supported a program that fights for the Everglades every day. Hunter Brian Hargrove dispatched the 1,000th python, an 11-foot-2-inch long snake. The weigh-in of the milestone snake was broadcast live on SFWMDs Facebook page. Hargrove, a Miami native who grew up visiting the Everglades as a child, talked about how he used to see the Everglades full of native species and how the python has decimated the native wildlife. When we would come out here as kids, rabbits would be everywhere, Hargrove said. Ive been out here hunting for months and Ive seen one rabbit and 120 pythons. Several hunters turned out at the 1,000th snake weigh-in event to congratulate Hargrove and bring their own eliminated pythons. In all, seven hunters weighed in a combined total of almost 98 feet worth of eliminated invasive Burmese python. All the pythons eliminated by the program would stretch approximately 7,300 feet or about 1.4 miles and weigh more than 16,500 pounds, or the equivalent of more than 8 tons. To date, all of this has been accomplished with less than $250,000 spent on wages and bounties for the hunters, an average expenditure of less than $250 per snake. Congratulations to the South Florida Water Management District, and the many hunters that have taken part in this program, on the elimination of their 1,000th invasive Burmese Python, said U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney of Naples. The 12-foot-long python that is hanging in my office is a daily reminder of the need to eradicate this species and protect the unique ecosystem of our Everglades. I am currently working with the U.S. Department of Interior and the House Natural Resources Committee to allow for hunting of Burmese Pythons within Everglades National Park, as well as to allow the male python tracking program organized by the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. This will speed up the process of eliminating these snakes, which are not native to our area and have no natural predators. In addition to the innovative program fighting the spread of Burmese pythons, the SFWMD Governing Board for years has budgeted millions of dollars in cooperation with other state and federal partners to eradicate and control invasive species such as melaleuca, Brazilian pepper trees and the invasive fern, lygodium. Elected officials and celebrities ranging from Rooney to superstar chef Gordon Ramsey have taken part in the hunt, bringing international awareness to the issue of this invasive species and the districts efforts to eradicate them. Python hunters were also featured in a Discovery Channel television special highlighting the program. SFWMDs Python Elimination Program facilitates the elimination of the invasive snakes on District-owned land. A similar successful program is managed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Python Removal Contractor Program. This program pays qualified individuals to survey other specific areas of stateowned land for the pythons, humanely euthanize each python they catch in the field (according to American Veterinary Medical Association guidelines) and then deposit them at designated drop-off locations. Under Gov. Scotts leadership, python removal has increased dramatically among the many state partners. This milestone demonstrates that the SFWMD is a significant and effective partner in our long-term goal to manage invasive species like the Burmese python, said Eric Sutton, executive director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. SFWMD Python Hunter Brian Hargrove (left) captured the 1,000th invasive Burmese python as part of the Python Elimination Program photo provided From page 1Fall Juried Exhibitlos Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a time to remember and celebrate the lives of friends and family. More about reveling life than remembering death, this unique day encourages people to connect with loved ones while reflecting on the ties that bind the past to present. Community participation is a powerful part of this holiday, said exhibitions coordinator Krista Johnson. Thats why were calling on local artists to contribute to this lively and fun exhibit. The opening reception will be held on Friday, October 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. with awards at 6 p.m. Opening receptions are free and open to the public and include light refreshments. While gallery admission is free, a $5 suggested donation keeps Alliance programming affordable and accessible. There will be a $250 prize for Best in Show, $125 for second place and $75 for third place. Artists may submit up to three works for consideration. All entries must be submitted online no later than September 20. The Alliance for the Arts is located at at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. For more information, to download the prospectus or submit artwork, visit sugarskulls or call 939-2787. The misinterpretation of Death and its disastrous consequences by Cesar Aguilar image provided


THE RIVER JUNE 8, 201822 Foundation Awards $761,650 In ScholarshipsThe Southwest Florida Community Foundation recently granted $761,650 and 135 scholarships through a competitive process to local high school students and undergraduate and graduate students from Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties. For the second year, the foundation awarded 25 of the scholarships as multiyear awards which will help the students each year until completion. For the 2018 scholarship season, 393 eligible students applied, and their applications were reviewed by 111 volunteer reviewers. This year, we really focused on making our scholarship application and review process as accessible as possible, said Sarah Owen, president and CEO of the Community Foundation. Outreach was key to ensure we received a pool of applicants from all over Southwest Florida. Through interactive presentations, we were able to teach students everything they needed to know to help them submit a scholarship application successfully. We also helped them gain a better understanding of the FAFSA form. The foundations new process allowed each applicant to submit one application and apply it to several scholarship funds they were eligible for. This enabled the students to get the most out of the application process and cut down on time spent on the application, so that they could focus more on completing the school year. The foundation also had more reviewers this year, 111, which allowed each applicant to receive three scores from three different reviewers. To contribute to the FutureMakers Coalition goal, we also required each applicant to submit their FAFSA score report, Owen said. By requiring the FAFSA, students gain experience with filling it out, open up other financial aid opportunities and give students who might not be considered in need the opportunity to learn other avenues just in case their situation changes. According to Owen, examples of some of the more unique scholarships not as highly sought after included scholarships for students with disabilities, student athletes, students pursuing a specific field of study such as teaching deaf or blind individuals, specific church membership or community service hours in a particular facility such as a veterans hospital, adult students going back to school, students from particular schools or communities, and students pursuing a graduate or professional degree. Details of the scholarships and a list of recipients can be found on the foundations website at www. or by visiting the website www. and clicking on Scholarships page. New scholarships awarded this year include: Dr. Janet Marderness Scholarship Fund For a Fort Myers High School graduating senior, who attended Fort Myers High School during their junior and senior year, with a minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA. Students who applied must plan to study any math or science related fields at an accredited institution and need financial assistance. James F Chelius, Jr., Esq Scholarship Fund To provide a need-based scholarship to a Charlotte, Hendry or Lee County graduating senior who lettered in a high school sport with a minimum 3.0 high school grade point average (un-weighted). Mrs. Cathy Riedel Scholarship Fund For a Cypress Lake High School student who wants to pursue a career related to assisting people with special needs. Although preference was given to those who participated in the Special Olympics and who have aided in ESE classrooms, this scholarship award was not restricted to education majors; any public service career is included, such as police, fire, nursing, attorneys, physicians, etc. Steven F Lux Scholarship To provide tuition support for the criminal justice students of the SWFL Public Service Academy. USMC Cpl. Thomas J Jardas Scholarship Fund For a Cypress Lake High School senior who has at least a 3.0 GPA and is a JROTC cadet, Media Center for the Arts student or a varsity swim team member. If you are interested in becoming a scholarship reviewer next year or starting a scholarship fund, contact the Southwest Florida Community Foundation at give@ or call 274-5900. Alexandra Bremner and Sam Lewis photos provided Karen Watson and Sam Lewis Mary Yankaskas and Chris Sheilds Skip Mitchell and Allen Abbott Tessa LeSage and Michelle Zech From left, Diane Traicoff, Judy Weiner, George Traicoff, Chris Ayers and Paulette Kish From left, Sarah Owen, Leah Colucci and Malaina Mote


23 THE RIVER JUNE 8, 2018 Environmental Art Contest Winners AnnouncedKeep Lee County Beautiful, Inc. (KLCB) recently announced the winners in the 29th annual Leave The Scene Clean Calendar Art Contest. The contest drew thousands of entries from local students, representing public, private and home schools in Lee County. Submitted work was judged on artistic execution and originality as well as environmental theme, such as litter prevention, recycling, community cleanup and protecting the environment. The 12 first place selections, one from each grade (first grade through 12 grade) in addition to the cover winner, are featured in KLCBs 2019 Leave The Scene Clean Calendar. Also selected were honorable mentions in each grade. KLCB will host an awards ceremony at the Broadwav Palm Theatre this fall (the event is free and open to the public) at which time the artwork will be exhibited, the calendar will be released and the winners will receive their awards. The cover winner and senior winner will each be presented with a $500 cash scholarship courtesy of Covanta Energy. Each calendar month contains a different student work of art. The back cover will feature an environmental message by Cypress Lake High School student Isabella DeMay, the 2018 cover winner. These popular full color calendars can be had for a $3 donation each and are available through participating Lee County Schools, who retain all proceeds collected with the funds being used to pay for environmental projects at the participating school. Cover Winner Isabella DeMay, Cypress Lake High School The 12 first place winners and their schools are: Grade 1 Shamira Williams, Franklin Park Elementary Grade 2 Talia Boston, Franklin Park Elementary Grade 3 Jason Taliaferro, Franklin Park Elementary Grade 4 Angelys Ocasio, Littleton Elementary Grade 5 Samantha Mitchell, St. Francis Xavier Grade 6 Jada Andrews, Gateway Charter Grade 7 Mary Herndon, Oasis Middle Grade 8 Emily Silver, Cypress Lake Middle Grade 9 Nayeli Ruiz, Cypress Lake High School Grade 10 Esmeralda Flores, Cypress Lake High School Grade 11 Bladimir Velasquez, Cypress Lake High School Grade 12 Sara Miller, Cypress Lake High School The Honorable Mention winners and their schools are: Grade 1 Macy Hedge, St. Francis Xavier; Danya Rivera, Franklin Park Elementary Grade 2 Angela Batista-Plato, Franklin Park Elementary; Javonte Gaccione, Tanglewood Elementary; Natalie Vo, Hector Cafferata Elementary; DeZarya Moore, Franklin Park Elementary Grade 3 Brooklyn Alandt, Franklin Park Elementary; Magnusson Stejskal, St. Francis Xavier; Dariyah Love, Franklin Park Elementary Grade 4 Patricio Rodriguez St. Francis Xavier; Mia Vaske, Gateway Elementary; Nishini Fernando, Allen Park Elementary Grade 5 Anyah Moorer, Franklin Park Elementary; Mirlande Pierre Paul, Franklin Park Elementary; Leniel Cardec, River Hall Elementary Grade 6 Challen Lowe, Oasis Middle School; Gabriela Whitmer, St. Francis Xavier; Lynn Oliveros, Paul Laurence Dunbar Grade 7 Danielle Mason, Trafalgar Middle; Jasmine Arboleda, Gateway Charter; Lily Valenti, Trafalgar Middle Grade 8 Anna Latell, St. Francis Xavier; Madison Short, Gateway Charter; Brianna Terrell, St. Francis Xavier Grade 9 Grace Sanchez, Dunbar High School; Ava Cerami, Cypress Lake High School; Olivia Bevillard, Cypress Lake High School; Grade 10 Amber Oldenborg, Cypress Lake High School; Dawson Demond, Cypress Lake High School; Marianna Loiacono, Dunbar High School Grade 11 Brianna Johnson, Cypress Lake High School; Marari Salinas, Cypress Lake High School; Juan Morquecho Dunbar High School Grade 12 Lacy Lewis, Dunbar High School; Jessica Baker, Island Coast High School; Alyssa Cardona, Island Coast High School For more information about this contest and other KLCB educational programs or to sponsor, call 334-3488. PACE Center Holds Ceremony For GraduatesPACE Center for Girls of Lee County recently celebrated the graduation of three students, Arianna D., Katya M. and Sara A. on Wednesday, May 30. The ceremony was held at PACE Center for Girls. Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto served as the keynote speaker. Among an audience of families, friends, and staff, Senator Benacquisto shared inspiring words of the joy that comes with this moment of watching the girls take on the world. There is just nothing better than seeing a young girl who didnt believe in herself, didnt know what she was supposed to do, and didnt know how to navigate personal conflicts, conquer all of that and be so strong, she said. PACE Lees Executive Director Meg Geltner reflected on the graduates time spent at PACE and shared their words of gratitude for the PACE program. Today is a celebration of all that is good about our students, counselors, teachers and school. I am excited about the future for each of you. PACE girls typically spend 12 to 18 months at PACE catching up on their academic courses while working with their counselor on developing coping skills to overcome their risk factors. Typically, girls will transition back into a public school to complete their education. Katya, Arianna and Sara all chose to spend their senior year at PACE with the friends and staff that supported them during their time at the center. PACE assists girls ages 11 to 18 who have multiple risk factors impacting their academic achievement, including family income, substance abuse, domestic violence, foster home placement, neglect, grief, incarceration of a family member and physical, emotional or sexual abuse. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 425-2366 or visit www. From left, Katya Murillo, Arianna Diaz, Sara Artz, Lizbeth Benacquisto photo providedCounty Scores Improve On Grade 3 FSAGrade 3 Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) English Language Arts (ELA) assessment results have been released by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE). Performance statewide had a minimal decline and is in alignment with Lee County performing just under the state average. Approximately, two thirds of the school districts in the state of Florida had a 1 percent or more decrease in proficiency. Lee Countys third grade scores are currently ranked fifth among the top 10 mega-districts in Florida on the initial results for all students. Lee County had a devastating interruption to the learning momentum due to Hurricane Irma in September. While the school district returned to the mission of educating students as soon as possible, there were and still are lingering effects. The hurricane caused a high rate of mobility and a lack of home life stability for many of our children, said Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins. Although we want our children to be successful academically, our first priority is to provide a safe environment for social and emotional growth. With standards-based learning, we recognize that children learn at varying paces. The assessment results allow the district an opportunity to provide additional time and interventions for students showing significant gaps in their learning to focus on re-teaching reading skills during the Third Grade Summer Reading Camp. These students will have an opportunity at the conclusion of the camp to demonstrate increased understanding of the standards. We remain at a high level of proficiency, Dr. Adkins said, and will continue our focus on academic achievement in order to provide a high quality education for students in this district. As we strive to help each student reach their highest potential, the school district has many academic initiatives for the coming school year. Chief Academic Officer Dr. Wanda Creel says, New curriculum maps and instructional guides are being released to teachers today with a systemic focus on instructional planning and increased rigor. A K-12 district wide reading framework is also being released today to ensure each of the standards are taught in a progressive manner to our students along with identified interventions. We appreciate the feedback from our educators as we put these plans into place. Scores on the other tested grade levels and subject areas are due back in June. Individual Score Reports will be available at schools in late June/ early July pending distribution by the FLDOE. Florida standards are in place to help Florida students succeed and serve Florida students by measuring education gains and progress. Florida assessments include FSA ELA, FSA mathematics, end-of-course (EOC) subjects (civics, algebra 1, biology 1, geometry, algebra 2, U.S. history) and the statewide science assessment for fifth and eighth graders. Resources and other important information about Florida assessments can be found on the FSA Portal, Students, parents/guardians and educators are encouraged to visit this site.


RIVER deaRPharmacistAloe Vera Has 10 Impressive Usesby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers: Aloe vera made a couple of headlines recently. The first was when the actress Drew Barrymore dabbed some on a facial sore, and it instantly took out the redness. The second was when Prop 65 regulations in California called out a known carcinogen in aloe vera called aloin. Dont worry, aloe will never get banned. Not to be morbid from the get-go, but extracted compounds from this spiky succulent were used in the middle east during ancient times to clean dead bodies and prepare them for burial. Plants of aloe vera give us two different substances, one is called gel and the other is called latex. Both have medicinal value. The gel is the clear part that comes from the center of the leaf. You know it well it looks like jelly and its what you put on the skin for cuts and minor burns. The aloe latex is visible just beneath the plants outer skin, and its yellow in color. This has a laxative effect on the body. Aloe is very useful for psoriasis, food sensitivities, diabetes, gastritis and gingivitis. If these topics interest you, I have a way longer version of this article which Ill email to you next week if you sign up to receive my free health newsletter at www.suzycohen. Right now, here are 10 things you can use your aloe plant for: 1. Moisturize Yourself Mix some into your favorite lotion and put on your face or arms. 2. Heal Bug Bites Dab aloe gel directly onto painful or itchy bug bites, or combine the aloe in the palm of your hand with some hydrocortisone cream. 3. Cool Off Burns Squeeze a dab of aloe vera into traditional burn ointment and use on superficial burns. 4. Soothe Eczema Itch You can buy any salt or sugar scrub that feels good to you and just mix in aloe vera gel. 5. Ease Dandruff Find a selenium sulfide-based shampoo and add some aloe vera gel to the shampoo then massage to your scalp. 6. Fix Gingivitis Squeeze some aloe vera gel onto your toothbrush and brush like normal. 7. Shave Your Legs Instead of using expensive, perfumed shaving cream on your legs, use aloe vera gel. 8. Get Moving There are commercially prepared products used as dietary supplements which might help constipation. Some people like this, others react poorly. 9. Succulent Facial Do you want softer skin and more radiance without spending a fortune on fancy creams? Apply the gel to your cheeks and forehead, and rest for 15 minutes. Rinse and pat dry. 10. Soothe A Sunburn Snap off a stalk from your aloe plant and apply the clear gel onto the sunburned area for a natural cooling balm. It helps with redness and inflammation. These sound great and they are for most people. Occasionally with aloe, you hear of unexpected problems such as diarrhea, skin or eye irritation and possibly dehydration from the laxative effect. 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 JUNE 8, 201824 Doctor and DieticianMemory Lapsesby Ross Hauser, MD and Marion Hauser, MS, RDWhen we are in our 60s, our body is not like it was in our 20s. Were not as flexible, strong or fast as we used to be. Time may also affect the brain. Memory slips are aggravating, and even worrisome, because they trigger fears of possible dementia. Brain cell synapses that make and pull up memories change as we age, so do the proteins and hormones that maintain our brains. But most people remain alert and able as they age, even though it may take longer to remember things. Memory problems and forgetfulness may be caused by reversible factors, unassociated with age. Lack of sleep is one of the biggest factors causing forgetfulness, memory problems and anxiety. Medications, like tranquilizers and blood pressure drugs, can affect memory and cause sedation and confusion. An underactive thyroid can interrupt sleep and cause depression. And stress and anxiety make it difficult to concentrate. Vitamin B12 is vital to brain functioning, so a lack could cause memory issues. Even not drinking enough fluids can make a difference. For memory upkeep, its important to practice healthy habits that improve brain function, like getting physical exercise, eating a healthy diet of fresh foods, not smoking, being social and challenging the brain by trying new things. Think of your brain like a muscle use it or lose it. Stay involved in activities that stimulate both the mind and body. Play games, learn a foreign language or a new instrument, and do projects that require planning. If memory lapses are affecting your daily life, its worth talking to your doctor to rule out anything serious. But if any of these reversible causes are at the root, getting more sleep, switching a medication, reducing your stress and challenging your brain could get you and your memory back on track. 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@caringmedical. com. Be A Hero: Donate Blood On June 16The United Way Day of Action volunteers encourage you to Be A Hero! Donate Blood! on Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee, in partnership with Lee Health Blood Center, will be holding the blood drive at the United Way Main Campus, 7273 Concourse Drive in Fort Myers. There are special incentives for this event such as free United Way Day of Action T-shirts, students receive a volunteer hour credit for school, free food and door prizes. ODonnell Landscapes, Inc. has made the incentives possible through a generous sponsorship. A second location in Cape Coral will also be taking blood donations at the Winn Dixie parking lot at 1016 Cape Coral Parkway East. Volunteer heroes can obtain more information and make an appointment by visiting www.unitedwaylee. org/dayofaction. Summer is a time when there are fewer new blood donors available, therefore, the June 16 Day of Action is a key time to help improve the blood supply. Typically the number of new donors declines by more than 30 percent during the summer months, but the need for blood does not change. Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood and a single pint of blood can help save the lives of several people. To donate blood you must weigh at least 115 pounds, be at least 17 years old, or 16 with parental consent, provide a photo ID if you are a new donor. United Way Day of Action is an annual June event for United Ways across the country. It is a strategic volunteer program created to help advance the common good on issues of health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. The United Way Day of Action is organized by the United Way Volunteer Center. The center also organizes Days of Caring, a year-round program, which matches businesses desire to help with the needs of the community. Many local groups and companies have participated such as Comcast, Lee Health, Publix, and Wells Fargo. The United Way Volunteer Center connects individuals and companies to volunteer opportunities throughout our community. You can reach the United Way Volunteer Center by calling 4332000 option 9, or by visiting the United Way website at volunteer. Free App Tracks Reported Illnesses Sickweather, the worlds first real-time map of human health, shows allergies have peaked nationally and are on the way down. The app tracks reported illnesses and symptoms, delivering a local overview of whats going around. Currently, the top three trending illnesses and symptoms in the Fort Myers area are the common cold, allergies and cough. To track local illness trends anywhere in the U.S., download the free Sickweather mobile app at: iOS Android Free Autism Screening For Young ChildrenGolisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, will offer a free autism spectrum disorder screening for toddlers 18 months to 5 years of age on the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile at the Family Health Center on Friday, June 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is estimated that one in every 68 children is diagnosed with some form of autism spectrum disorder, making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined. Medical consultants for the project stress that an early diagnosis can make a vast difference for toddlers and their families. They say early intensive behavioral intervention can make an immense difference not just in the development of the child, but in their families as well. The screening is conducted by the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. The screenings are administered by an advanced registered nurse practitioner, who has extensive training and experience in typical child development and developmental disorders. A physician referral is not required. The Family Health Center is located at 2256 Heitman Street in Fort Myers. To schedule a screening, call 343-6838. From page 1Broadway PalmJonah M. Martin, Matt McClure and EmilyWoods. Together they put on a show about home and family and what holds a generation together in the face of a hard life. And they do it all through music. Johnny Cash died in 2003 and is still one of the most popular entertainers of all-time. Ring of Fire, directed by Curt Wollan, plays through June 23 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Tickets are available by calling 278-4422, by visiting or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers.


THE RIVER JUNE 8, 2018 25 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 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 WEEKphotos provided Haven on Earth Animal LeagueGemma And PaigeHi there! My name is Gemma. I am a beautiful, 10-month-old, black and white tuxedo kitty. I am spayed and up-to-date on all vaccines. I can be a little bossy at times, but Im still very sweet! Im currently staying at Petco in Gulf Coast Town Center. My adoption fee is $100. Hello, Im Paige. I am a beautiful, calico female kitty, not even 2 years old. I am very affectionate and I even get along with friendly dogs. I have been fully vetted and brought up-to-date on all vaccines. I tested positive for FIV, but Im told that I can still live a long, happy life once I find my forever home. I am currently staying with a foster mom. My adoption fee is $75. Haven on Earth Animal League, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit animal rescue organization in Fort Myers, Florida operated completely by volunteers. Our mission is to rescue, house, rehabilitate and re-home abused, unwanted, neglected and homeless animals into forever, loving homes. We are being cared for by Haven on Earth Animal League. For more information, call Diane at 860-833-4472 or email Paige Gemma Lee County Domestic Animal ServicesChewie And TrentonIn a shelter not so far away, Chewie is waiting to meet you. Hes a 2-year-old male terrier mix (or maybe a Wookie; hard to tell with that figure) who loves to play fetch, cuddle and co-pilot the Millennium Falcon (or so weve heard). The force is strong with this one. Come rescue him today. Chewies adoption fee is $75. Trenton is a 5-year-old male hound mix who is a laid-back gentleman that likes to hang out and keep an eye on things in the play yard. His favorite pastime is getting belly rubs from the shelter staff of volunteers. His adoption fee of $75 includes spay, up-to-date vaccinations, rabies, county license, 10-day health guarantee. Thats a $500 package. The shelter is open to the public Monday through Saturday at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers. Adoptions are available 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For information, visit Lee County Domestic Animal Services at or call 533-7387. Chewie ID# A739179 Trenton ID# A739211


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THE RIVER JUNE 8, 2018 27 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 29 answer on page 29Alligator Wonton with Orange Ginger Sauce 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, finely diced 1 tablespoon garlic, finely minced 3 tablespoons ginger, freshly grated pound shrimp, peeled, finely chopped 3 canned water chestnuts, drained, finely chopped pound lean gator meat, ground cup scallions, chopped 1 tablespoon oyster sauce 2 teaspoons low sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon rice wine or dry sherry 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon white pepper 1 package prepared wonton wrappers (12) Canola oil for frying Heat olive oil in a saut pan over medium heat then add onion, garlic and ginger; saut until translucent and set aside to cool. When cool, combine onion mixture, chopped shrimp, water chestnuts and remaining ingredients (except wonton skins) in a large bowl, mixing well. To assemble, lay one wrapper on a cutting board and moisten all edges of the wrapper with water. Place a tablespoon of wonton filling in the center of wrapper and fold in half diagonally over filling. Make sure the edges meet and press edges down firmly to seal. Press down on filling to flatten slightly; repeat with remaining wontons. In a deep-fryer, heat canola oil to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Fry wontons in small batches for two to three minutes until golden brown, turning occasionally. Remove with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Serve immediately with Orange Ginger Sauce. Orange Ginger Sauce 1 cup orange marmalade cup low sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon rice wine or dry sherry 1 teaspoon pickled ginger, chopped For the dipping sauce, combine the orange marmalade, soy sauce, rice wine and ginger in a bowl; mix well. Serve as dipping sauce warm or room temperature. Alligator Wonton with Orange Ginger Sauce p hoto courtesy Fresh From Florida


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THE RIVER JUNE 8, 2018 29 KING CROSSWORD SUPER CROSSWORD MAGIC MAZE SUDOKU PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF JUNE 11, 2018Aries (March 21 to April 19) Cheer up, Lamb. Your emotional impasse will lift once you allow your highly tuned sense of justice to guide you on what to do about an associates questionable behavior. Taurus (April 20 to May 20) News about a project you hoped to work on might need more clarification. Take nothing just on faith. Draw up a list of questions, and insist on each being fully answered. Gemini (May 21 to June 20) Giving your time to help others is fine. But dont lose sight of your own needs. Make plans for an energy-restoring getaway with that very special person in your life. Cancer (June 21 to July 22) Congratulate yourself on getting that difficult job done to everyones satisfaction. This could be the first of many such challenges you might be offered down the line. Leo (July 23 to August 22) With your enthusiasm soaring again, you feel ready to tackle a tough new assignment. Good for you! And remember: Dont be too proud to accept help when its offered. Virgo (August 23 to September 22) Cupid rules the week for single Virgos eager to make a romantic connection. Meanwhile, Virgo couples experience renewed commitment in their relationships. Libra (September 23 to October 22) Home and work issues vie for your attention through early next week. Rely on your Libran sense of balance to keep you from being overwhelmed by either side. Scorpio (October 23 to November 21) Creative projects might have to go on standby as you tackle other matters making demands on your time and energy. Things should ease by the middle of next week. Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21) Your energies are high, and so are your aspirations. But be careful not to let work dominate the week. Its also important to spend time with family and friends. Capricorn (December 22 to January 19) Its a good time to set aside your pride and stop nursing those hurt feelings. Instead, consider restoring relationships you want to have back in your life. Aquarius (January 20 to February 18) You might be miffed at not being shown more appreciation for your hard work. But dont brood over it. Recognition comes in its own time and in its own way. Pisces (February 19 to March 20) With your inner creative juices starting to boil and bubble, this is a good time to launch a new arts-related project, or go back and restart the one you had set aside. Born This Week: You have a way of seeing the best in people, which helps encourage them to live up to your perceptions. On June 17, 1885, the dismantled Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, arrives in New York Harbor packed in more than 200 cases. The copper and iron statue was reassembled and dedicated the following year. On June 13, 1895, Emile Levassor drives a Panhard et Levassor car with a twocylinder, 750-rpm, four-horsepower engine to victory in the worlds first real automobile race. He completed the 732-mile course in just under 49 hours, at a then-impressive speed of about 15 mph. On June 15, 1917, two months after America entered World War I against Germany, Congress passes the Espionage Act. The act made it a crime to convey information intended to interfere with the U.S. armed forces prosecution of the war or to promote the success of the countrys enemies. On June 12, 1940, Edsel Ford agrees to manufacture 9,000 Rolls-Royce-designed engines to be used in British and U.S. airplanes in World War II. A biography about Edsels father, Henry, later revealed that Henry had already accepted a contract to work with the German government. He eventually reversed his position. On June 14, 1951, the U.S. Census Bureau dedicates UNIVAC, the worlds first commercially produced electronic digital computer. Weighing 16,000 pounds, UNIVAC used 5,000 vacuum tubes, and could perform about 1,000 calculations per second. On June 16, 1963, aboard Vostok 6, Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman to travel into space. She returned to Earth after 48 orbits, having spent more time in space than all U.S. astronauts combined to that date. On June 11, 1979, actor John Wayne, born Marion Morrison in Iowa, dies at age 72. In his early acting jobs Wayne was credited as Duke Morrison, a childhood nickname derived from the name of his beloved pet dog. It was computer guru Jef Raskin who made the following sage observation: Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining. The Secret Service is well-known today as the protector of the U.S. president, so you might be surprised to learn that it was originally established to fight counterfeit currency. The world record for the most published works by a single author is held by L. Ron Hubbard (who also, incidentally, founded the Church of Scientology). His first work was published in February 1934, and his final work number 1,084 was published in March 2006. Doubtless youve heard of the Taj Mahal in India, but did you know that there is a tourist attraction in America that is so grand it is popularly known as the Taj Mahal of the West? In 1968, a group of Hare Krishnas founded the New Vrindaban Community near Wheeling, West Virginia. Though they began on 100 acres with no electricity or running water, the community now covers more than 1,200 acres and features Prabhupadas Palace of Gold, an ornate edifice of gold, marble and handcarved teakwood. The award-winning rose garden alone is said to be worth a trip. Those who study such things claim that in the wild, animals dont die of old age. The town of Key Largo, Florida, did not exist before the 1948 film of that name starring Humphrey Bogart made it famous. Due to a series of earthquakes in 1811 and 1812, the Mississippi River ran backward for a time. To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god. -Jorge Luis Borges THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY SCRAMBLERS TRIVIA TEST 1. 5 2. Five: Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay 3. Condensation 4. Rossini 5. Back 6. A pride 7. Fear of cats 8. Kelloggs Frosted Flakes 9. Elie Wiesel 10. Hermes, messenger of the gods TRIVIA ANSWERS 1. Math : What is the square root of 25? 2. Geography : How many South American countries border Argentina? 3. Science : The conversion of water vapor to liquid is called what? 4. Music : Who composed the opera The Barber of Seville? 5. Anatomy : Where are the muscles called lats located? 6. Animal Kingdom : What is a group of lions called? 7. Psychology : What is the fear experienced by someone suffering from ailurophobia? 8. Ad Slogans : What breakfast cereals ad slogan was, Theyre GR-R-R-reat? 9. Famous Quotations : What writer and activist once said, The opposite of love is not hate, its indifference? 10. Mythology : Which Greek god is associated with winged sandals?


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THE RIVER JUNE 8, 2018 31 Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Protect Your Pets From ParvovirusEven as Southwest Florida starts its 2018 Hurricane Season, last years Hurricane Irma is still having a residual effect on the areas dog population specifically the puppies. The highly contagious and deadly parvovirus has been more prevalent than normal in Southwest Florida, and its turning into a hefty challenge for local shelters and veterinarian hospitals. Parvovirus is an illness that effects dogs, primarily infecting the intestinal tract. Puppies are the most susceptible to infection by parvovirus, between the ages of four weeks and six months old, mostly because of their immature immune systems. Symptoms of the deadly illness include bloody diarrhea, lethargy, loss of appetite, vomiting, high fever and severe weight loss. Heavy concentrations of the virus are found in an infected dogs stool, thus spreading of parvovirus also happens when the bottom of shoes comes into contact with the feces. Parvovirus is very resilient and doesnt die easily, which makes the spreading of it more prevalent, especially on contaminated surfaces. The virus is very resistant and can live in the environment for more than 6 months, Dr. Davis said. Thus, if a family has had a pet with parvovirus, they should avoid bringing any new dogs into their home during that time period. If you think your dog has symptoms consistent with parvovirus, please seek veterinary care immediately. Dr. Davis said, Puppies should get their first vaccine around eight weeks old, then boosters every three weeks until at least 16 weeks of age. Adult dogs are not immune and should be kept up to date on vaccines at the frequency recommended by their veterinarian (every one to three years based on exposure risk). Puppies are not adequately protected until two weeks after their last booster and should not be taken to dog parks or other public places until then; this includes the floor or shopping cart of your local pet store. A dog who has survived parvovirus can remain contagious for at least three weeks after they stop showing signs. Six months after Hurricane Irma, cases of parvovirus started to show up in the area. Raccoons are one reason for the spread of parvovirus. With Hurricane Irma displacing many raccoon communities closer to developed area because of damaged habitat, the carriers are closer to the domesticated dogs. Raccoons have a communal latrine where high levels of feces are deposited, thus elevating the chances of spreading the virus to curious dogs walking through the area. Those areas of highly concentrated raccoon feces turns into a minefield for parvovirus, where dogs, or even cats, can track it into a home and odds of spreading the virus rise considerably. Parvovirus is very highly contagious to dogs which have not been vaccinated, so it is vital to keep up on your pets vaccinations. It is the best preventive measure to keep your pet parvovirus-free. Many animals which enter the shelter are not up to date on their appropriate vaccinations, which make them susceptible to parvovirus, as well, said Gulf Coast Humane Society Executive Director Jennifer Galloway. For these reasons, the number of cases of parvovirus is on the uptick, both in shelters and in private homes. If Parvovirus symptoms are noticed in your dog, the biggest key for treatment is time. Galloway said a test on a puppy or dog wont be positive for parvovirus until the virus is shedding in the feces and the puppy is symptomatic from the illness. It is a fourto 10-day incubation period before symptoms show. Other ways to help decrease the chances of your dog of contracting parvovirus include cleaning your home, picking up feces immediately, bathing the puppy and avoiding unfamiliar places. Parvovirus can be killed by using diluted bleach, Accel/ Rescue, trifectant or steamcleaning. Hortoons Subdivision City Year BuiltSquare FootageListing Price Selling Price Days On Market Barefoot BeachBonita Springs 2018 6,121 $7,885,000 $7,500,000 55 Twin Palm EstatesFort Myers 2013 6,479 $3,295,000 $2,975,000 125 Verona LagoMiromar Lakes 2003 3,442 $1,875,000 $1,800,000 3 Devonwood Fort Myers 2001 5,682 $1,695,000 $1,625,000 120 Riverwalk Bonita Springs 1991 4,586 $1,499,000 $1,400,000 21 Fa Lanes Bayview Captiva 1980 2,335 $1,359,000 $1,306,305 105 Idlewilde Estero 2006 3,230 $1,295,000 $1,250,000 16 Wildewood Fort Myers 2007 3,590 $1,124,900 $1,060,000 199 Bright Water Sanibel 1998 2,289 $1,049,000 $1,000,000 56 Cape Coral Cape Coral 2018 2,700 $899,000 $860,000 0 Puppies should get their first vaccine around eight weeks photo provided


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