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FREETake Me Home VOL. 17, NO. 26 JUNE 29, 2018From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort Myers by Jeff LysiakAs part of the 3rd annual National Seashell Day festivities, organized by the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB), hordes of shelling enthusiasts gathered on Fort Myers Beach last Thursday morning in an attempt to break the world record for Largest Human Image of a Seashell. On June 21, more than 1,000 people gathered at the Outrigger Beach Resort, where VCB officials, event volunteers and a representative from the Guinness Book of World Records helped coordinate the new record attempt. Currently, this record is held by the Shell Oil Company. It consisted of 855 participants and was achieved on October 17, 2017, a press release from the VCB reads, in part. As the seashell capital of the world, the VCB believes this record should be held by The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. Several days prior to the event, the VCB announced that they had reached maximum capacity of 1,500 participants. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., organizers called for groups of approximately 50 people clad in either white or turquoise National Seashell Day T-shirts to be escorted out onto the sand, where they stood in place while other groups were continued on page 23 To commemorate the 3rd annual National Seashell Day, more than 1,000 people gathered at the Outrigger Beach Resort on Fort Myers Beach in an attempt to break the world record for Largest Human Image of a Seashell. Here, one of the final groups of participants is escorted to their designated zone. photo by Jeff Lysiak The official world record image, taken with a drone camera by NJF, captured the human jononia photo courtesy Lee County VCBNational Seashell Day Stunt Shatters Guinness World Record New Exhibition Focuses On Mask CollectionArtist Bradford Hermann is bringing his eccentric art to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center with an exhibition opening of his mask collection entitled A Head of the Past on Friday, July 6 at 6 p.m. The free show, which examines the masks we wear, will consist primarily of masks using different materials, repurposed man-made materials, as well as natural materials. The first discovered mask in human history dates as far back as 7,000 BC. They could date back much further but the materials used (leather/wood) did not survive. Masks can also be merely an idea in order to conceal identities. These are all examples of human masks, but humans are not the only animals to use them. Most living creatures use some variation of a mask. Whether it be for protection, dominance, courtship, warning, disguise, performance, entertainment and/or survival. Masks have been used since antiquity for both ceremonial and practical purposes. The use of masks in rituals or ceremonies is a very ancient common practice across the world. But there are also the psychological masks, the persona, the social face that humans present to the world, a mask designed, on the one hand, to make a definitecontinued on page 8 One of Bradford Hermanns masks photo provided Gallery To Explore Mythical Path In Group ExhibitArts for ACT Gallery will host an opening reception of its annual open-themed group exhibit Of Myth or Lore on Friday, July 6 from 6 to 10 p.m. during Art Walk. More than 75 artists group artists have created thought-provoking and imaginative paintings, sculptures and more for the exhibit. First, second, third and honorable mention prizes will be selected the day before the reception, and cash prizes will be awarded during the opening night. Of Myth Or Lore explores the stories humanity has created and passed on continued on page 19 Untitled by Pam Trent images provided Wilkenson Down the Rabbit Hole by Sasha Alex Happy BirthdayAmerica


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: A Grocery Store And Mystery Tent by Gerri Reaves, PhDIf you cant connect the scene in this undated historic photo with a current downtown location, its not surprising. The foot of Oak Street at Hendry has completely changed from what it was in the earth 20th century and Oak isnt even Oak anymore. Its now Main Street, renamed in the early 1920s and extended through to Jackson. So in simple terms, the historic photo shows the northeast corner of the Hendry-Main intersection where the Edison Theatre Building and a neighboring office building now stand. While the two men in the buggy are unidentified, the photos background offers historical facts and questions aplenty. The structure on the left is the 1905 brick-veneered grocery store owned by Guy B. Reynolds, which catered particularly to upscale tourists. It was a bit north of the foot of Oak. The white-front brick building, as ads referred to the store, was indeed distinctive, with white brick and white wood trim. It advertised as the largest and most up-to-date grocery in Lee County and adopted slogans such as, When ready to stock your yacht try us. The store touted its selection of teas and coffees, as well as top-line food items, even as it reassured out-of-towners, Tourists charged no more than home people. Reynolds lived above his store. Note the exterior second-floor entrance. He was the first president of the Fort Myers Volunteer Fire Department, formed in 1901. His connection to that organization, along with some established facts about the department, invite speculation about what might be in that tent, which stood approximately where the Edison is today. It is known that for several years, a large iron fire-alarm bell was located where the tent is in the photo. And that bell has a little history of its own. When the department had first formed, the bell was placed atop Phoenix Hall on the southeast corner of First and Hendry. However, when the hall was demolished circa 1913 for the construction of the First National Bank, the bell was moved, first briefly to Odom and Gilliam Hardware on Hendry, just north of Reynolds. Shortly afterwards no later than June 1914 -the bell moved next door to Reynolds grocery store to the same property where the tent stood. A five-foot firebell tower was constructed to hold the alarm bell, and it remained there for years. Could that closed tent house the bell? Look closely and youll see a small structure inside. Or maybe the tent is simply a storage place for fire-fighting equipment. After all, in 1905, the department had acquired a Watrous gasoline fire engine mounted on a cart and 1,000 feet of hose. The storage theory suggests itself because the department was located next door -on the southeast corner of Hendry and Oak (just beyond the photos right edge). Nevertheless, pending further research, the tent interior will remain a mystery. But theres no mystery about Reynolds grocery. It operated as a succession of grocery stores after Reynolds no longer owned it. The tent area was used as a parking lot. In 1941, the Art Deco-style Edison Theatre was constructed and the foot of Oak Street began to resemble the intersection we know today. Walk down to Hendry and Main and imagine what was concealed in a tent over a century ago. Then visit the following two research centers to learn more about the trendy Reynolds Store and alarm bell hardly a stones throw away. 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 Sources: The Archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society, The News-Press and The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer. THE RIVER JUNE 29, 20182 Today an office building, the Edison Theatre Building, and a section of Main Street occupy the scene in the historic photo photo by Gerri Reaves Circa-1910, two unidentified men in a buggy on Hendry Street sit at the foot of Oak Street (now Main). Visible on the left is Guy B. Reynolds grocery store, built in 1905. The contents of the tent are not known, but a large iron fire-alarm bell was located on that spot for several years post-1913. photo courtesy Donald Baucom 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:


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THE RIVER JUNE 29, 20186 Fort Myers Art: Off-Broadway Productions In 2018-19 Season by Tom HallThe Off Broadway Palm Theatre is Broadway Palms second performance venue. The Off Broadway Palms season begins on September 27 and runs through July 21, 2019. Here are the five shows youll see Off-Broadway: Dont Dress For Dinner (September 27 to November 10) When Bernards wife decides to visit her mother for a few days, he makes plans to spend a romantic weekend with his chic, new, Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse. He invites his friend Robert as an alibi, but when his wife finds out Robert will be in town, she changes her plans for a surprise tryst of her own. An evening of sidesplitting confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed. Winter Wonderettes (November 15 to December 25) The Marvelous Wonderettes are the entertainers at Harpers Hardware Holiday Party and, like every year, Mr. Harper is scheduled to pass out the employee bonuses. When Mr. Harper doesnt show, one of the girls goes to find him, but instead finds what she thinks are the bonuses, but theyre not and everyone is in for a big surprise! The 60s-style holiday songs include Santa Baby, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Jingle Bell Rock, Winter Wonderland and more. Midlife 2! #WhatDidIComeInHereFor (January 10 to February 23, 2019) -The follow up to the hilarious Mid-Life The Crisis Musical, Midlife 2! takes us back into the middle ages once again with a hilariously tuneful look at the aches, pains and joys of getting older. From ever-increasing trips to the doctors office, to the horrifying moment when one qualifies for a senior discount, the aging Baby Boomers and beyond are sure to see their lives reflected in this brand new, witty musical revue. Mama Wont Fly (February 28 to April 28) -A race against the clock begins when Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt agrees to get her feisty mother all the way from Alabama to California in time for her brothers wedding. Savannahs problem: Mama wont fly. So three generations embark on a hilarious road trip where they meet family, friends, strangers and each other along the way. This ferociously funny comedy is by the writers of The Savannah Sipping Society and The Hallelujah Girls! Sex Please, Were Sixty (June 6 to July 21) -Mrs. Stancliffes Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast has been successful for many years. Her guests, most of which are women, return year after year. Nextdoor neighbor, Bud the Stud, thinks they come to spend time with him in romantic liaisons. The fun begins as three women arrive and turn the table on Bud and Mrs. Stancliffes suitor, Henry, in a hysterical attempt to show the men who is the smarter sex. Ticket prices range from $39 to $59. Performances are Tuesday through Sunday evenings (no Tuesday evening performances May through October), with selected matinees. Individual tickets go on sale June 1. Lab Theaters New Seating Will Provide Better Line Of Sight For Viewers While Lab Theaters 2018-19 season opened on June 1 with the campy parody Hush Up, Sweet Charlotte, a highlight of the new season will be the addition of risers in The Labs proscenium that will elevate seats in the fourth row and beyond in order to provide better viewing. Starting with Anna In The Tropics in September, rows A, B and C will be on the floor, with rows D through I on risers. Each row of risers will be six inches higher than the row in front of it. In addition, a special seating arrangement is being employed in conjunction with The Labs production of Hedwig And The Angry Inch January 18 through February 3, 2019. Lab Theater has been conducting extensive renovations and improvements of both the theater and its lighting and sound systems since it purchased the facility in which it stages its productions. If you havent been lately, The Lab is all new, all business, all fun. 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. Off Broadways first production of the 201819 season image courtesy Beach walks daily at 9 am Departure from Island Inn Advance reservations required at SHELLMUSEUM.ORG/BEACH-WALKSMuseum open 10 am-5 pm daily 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road Sanibel, FL 33957SHELLMUSEUM.ORG MUSEUM BEACH WALK MUSEUM ADMISSIONBUY ONE AT FULL PRICE, GET THE OTHER HALF OFF! BOGO R EAL E STATE E XPERTSW Florida, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel & Captiva Islands is All About HomeCathie Lewis, RealtorI will Sincerely work for YouPhone: 239-745-7367Cathie@AllAboutHome.Life Pfeifer Realty Group Senator Gains Superhero Child Protector AwardIn recognition of her vision, commitment and passionate leadership in the Senate of the Florida Child Marriage Act, The Childrens Campaign recently presented a Superhero Protector of Children Award to Florida Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto. The Superhero awards are reserved for people who envision and/or lead transformational change for children. Sen. Benacquisto shared that her interest in the issue was sparked by a news story about coerced child marriage Florida victim Sherry Johnson as well as a troubling case involving a teenaged constituent in her district. I was honored to be joined by Leader Wilton Simpson and Rep. Jeanette Nunez as we worked to protect our children from the horrible abuses that were happening across the state, she said. We took strong action to protect Floridas children from forced marriages. Childrens Campaign president Roy Miller and representatives of the Voices for Florida Open Doors Outreach Network were present for the awards presentation in Benacquistos district office. The common denominator for receiving a Superhero award is the large-scale transformative change that can be achieved, explained Miller. It goes beyond good works; a good bill; good deeds. It means the lives of children are fundamentally and historically changed for the better. The award is not reserved for public officials. Most recipients have been private citizens or advocates who have envisioned innovations such as childrens health insurance, civil citations, new strategies to intervene in child trafficking, and more. Floridas Child Marriage Act, which bans marriage for anyone under 17 and prevents 17-year olds from marrying a spouse more than two years older, among other protections, will take effect on July 1. Prior to this legislation, Florida had no true protections restricting the marriage of minors.


7 THE RIVER JUNE 29, 2018 LUCILLES BOUTIQUEPREMIUM WOMENS CONSIGNMENT15675 McGregor Blvd. Extension Ft. Myers, Florida 33908239-489-3554lucillesboutique@hotmail.comBRING THIS AD IN FOR 10% OFF YOUR PURCHASE F lu Mon Fri 10 to 5 Sat 10 to 4 Consignment by appt. only Comedy Benefit Raises $50,000 For Hope HospiceBeloved comedian and Saturday Night Live alumni Kevin Nealon entertained nearly 500 Hope supporters with a standup performance and raised $50,000 for Hope Hospice at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre earlier this month. Samira K. Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope Healthcare, said that Nealon has been a longtime friend of Hope Hospice. We are truly grateful for Kevins time and talent and for our generous sponsors, said Beckwith. With changes in health care regulations and reimbursement, we rely on community support to continue serving those in our community who need Hope most. Nealon stars in CBSs Man with a Plan and recently starred in Weeds on Showtime. He has appeared in several movies, including Happy Gilmore and The Wedding Singer Event sponsors included Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre; Chippendale Audiology; Studio Plus; Joint Implant Surgeons of Florida; Apothecary Specialists; Luis E. Insignares, Attorneys at Law; WINK 96.9 FM; WXNX FM 93X; WINK TV; Traders; Conric PR & Marketing; Kearns Restaurant Group; Estero Bay Chevrolet; and Northwestern Mutual. Hope Healthcare is a not-for-profit health care organization dedicated to providing care and comfort to every individual and their loved ones as they fulfill lifes journey. For more information, call 482-4673 or visit Clockwise from left, Samira Beckwith, Kim Nealon, Sharon Nealon, Christina Cuccia, Chris Nealon and Kathleen Nealon From left, Jenny Jensen, Diane Lord, Kevin Nealon, Maura Chippendale and Macelo Pignatta photos providedCape Coral Bridge To Close On Fourth Of JulyThe Lee County Department of Transportation is asking motorists to be aware the Cape Coral Bridge will close for the Red, White and Boom celebration from 3 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, through 3 a.m. Thursday, July 5. Also, Cape Coral Parkway from Del Prado Boulevard to the bridge will be closed at that time. Motorists are encouraged to use the Midpoint Memorial Bridge or the U.S. 41 and Business 41 bridges as alternate routes. Lee DOT will place message boards for motorists by Tuesday, June 26, and will keep them in place through the holiday and the closing. Motorists should plan for an alternate route. The Freedom 5K race happens on Independence Day. Race start is at 7 a.m. The city celebration begins at 5 p.m. with music at the foot of the Cape Coral Bridge, followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. For race information, contact the Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral at 549-6900 ext. 111. For more information about Red, White and Boom, call Cape Coral Parks and Recreation at 573-3128. For more information about DOT, visit www.


Along The RiverCheck out the Smithsonians Museum on Main Street Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America traveling exhibition during the first weekend that it will be on display at the Alliance for the Arts. The free family-friendly exhibition begins this Saturday, June 30 and runs through August 11. The opening ceremony is Friday, July 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibition demonstrates how hometown sports energize the community, instill pride and create a bond that is passed from one generation to the next. It also examines the many roles that sports play in American society. To complement the Smithsonians traveling exhibit, the Southwest Florida Historical Society and Lee County Black History Museum will curate memorabilia exhibits with local sports stories. Receptions and panel discussions are open to the public and do not require tickets or reservations. While gallery admission is free, a $5 suggested donation keeps Alliance programming affordable and accessible. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. For more information about this exhibit, visit hometownteams or call 939-2787. A patriotic pub crawl is what you get if you participate in the Red, White & Brew Trolley Event in Cape Coral this Saturday, June 30 from 7 to 11 p.m. Check-in for this event is open from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Big John Plaza and in front of Dixie Roadhouse. Late check-in is open from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in front of Dixie Roadhouse. The event features exclusive trolley rides to various locations for American-made beer and appetizer samples. Tickets are $15 in advance and are available for purchase at ssbdestsearch. Designated Driver tickets are available only at BackStreets Sports Bar for $10 each. This event traditionally sells out. The ticket price includes a patriotic cap or bandana at check-in, wristband to board the trolleys; passport of locations (get every stamp and you could win the grand prize a cooler loaded with patriotic and summer fun goodies); a beer sample and appetizer sample at each location; access to the official photo booth at the lobby Dolphin Key Resort (during that trolley stop); and eligibility to win prizes for answering trolley trivia questions. Other trolley stops include BackStreets Sports Bar, Big Blue Brewing, Cruisers, Dixie Roadhouse, Lehne Burger, Monkey Bar, Nevermind, Rackem Spirits & Times, Ralphs Place, Remixx Lounge, Rockade and Tiki Hut. Mound House on Fort Myers Beach has many weekly events to offer, including a Family Fun Kayak Tour, Beach Walk and Garden Walking Tour this Tuesday, July 3. The kayak tour begins at The Mound House at 9 a.m. and is designed for parents and their children age 6 and older. All equipment is provided for $15 for ages 6 to 12 and $25 for ages 13 and older. The beach walk is a free exploration of the shoreline at Newton Beach Park, located at 4650 Estero Boulevard. Bring sunscreen, water and appropriate footwear. The guided walking tour is around the gardens of The Mound House at 10 a.m. Discover how the plants were used by Calusa Indians and other Native Americans and how they help conserve water and protect wildlife. The Mound House is located at 451 Connecticut Street on Fort Myers Beach. For more information, visit Celebrate Independence Day at the Freedom Fest in downtown Fort Myers this Wednesday, July 4 from 4 to 10 p.m. The Fort Myers River District Alliance presents the free and family friendly fun in front of the waterfront on Edwards Drive. Activities and entertainment will include a live disc jockey and Titans of Rock Bon Jovi and Journey tribute band on stage, kids activities, food and trinket vendors. There will have a special viewing area specifically for veterans. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit www. THE RIVER JUNE 29, 20188 Or consider not using any rat poisons at all. Instead, seal all entry points to your home. Help SCCF Bring Back the Barn OwlsSCCF 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 From page 1Mask Collectionimpression upon others, and on the other, to conceal the true nature of the individual. A Head of the Past can be best understood via a quote from EE Cummings: The greatest battle we face as human beings is the battle to protect our true selves from the selves the world wants us to become. In 1998, Hermann traveled to Africa, Egypt and the Seychelles Islands. Upon his return, despite never having taken art classes, he felt compelled to paint a picture of a photo he captured in Kenya. When someone insisted on purchasing the painting, it sparked a life-long passion that has now been 20 years in the making. Hermanns accolades as a visual artist include features in magazines, both local and international, including cover exposure; numerous features in newspapers, including front page articles; many online publications; a novel cover ( The Tooth Fairy ), and the background for a music video album for Morgan Li (Norway Idol Winner). He was also the feature artist on the PBS television shows, Curious Kids and Imagination and his creations are in hundreds of private collections around the globe. Hermann has won Best in Show, Peoples Choice and Judges Choice honors in a number of competitions and exhibitions. He has also donated much of his art in support of many research foundations and nonprofit organizations from animal cruelty to cancer. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First St. in the historic downtown Fort Myers River District. For more information, visit or call 333-1933. A mask by Bradford Hermann photo provided Celebrate Americas 242nd birthday at Freedom Fest in downtown Fort Myers Wednesday photo by Jeff Hayward


9 THE RIVER JUNE 29, 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 The 2nd annual Hot Chili Rods Charity Cruise at Sanibel Outlets raised $855 for Rotary Club of Fort Myers South. The charity cruise benefit is a familyfriendly classic car show that was held on Saturday, June 16. More than 250 people attended the prized automobile showcase featuring corvettes, street rods, muscle cars and chevys. The event also featured Cruisin DJ music and a collection of food trucks. Sanibel Outlets, the nearly 200,000 square foot outlet shopping destination serving the Greater Fort Myers and Sanibel beach regions, is located at 20350 Summerlin Road in Fort Myers. Classic cars at the charity cruise event photo provided Hot Chili Rods Charity Cruise Deemed A Big Success Groundbreaking Exhibition At Gallery June 29 Florida SouthWestern State College is honored to announce an opening reception and public preview of Jack Kerouac & Ed Ruscha: On the Road at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery with a public preview reception on Friday, June 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. There will also be a special performance by legendary Kerouaccollaborator David Amram from 7 to 9 p.m. Pairing renowned West Coast Pop/ Conceptual painter Ed Ruschas illustrated edition of the classic Kerouac novel with the authors original 1951 manuscript for the first time, this groundbreaking exhibition brings together two of 20th Century Americas most visionary and influential artists. Single-spaced without paragraph breaks on a continuous 120-foot-long paper scroll, the late, great writer Jack Kerouac completed this first draft of On the Road and forever defined the restless Beat Generation with his 1928 Underwood Portable typewriter at over 100 words per minute in just 20 caffeineand Benzedrinefueled days. It is praised by Allen Ginsberg as a magnificent single paragraph, several blocks long, rolling, like the road itself. Its about a group of crazy young people who just travel back and forth across the United States, said Ruscha. Sometimes they hitch-hike and sometimes they drive cars. They steal cars and just want to be on the road... At age 18, Ruscha rolled into Los Angeles in a customized 1950 Ford to study painting, photography and graphic design at the Chouinard Art Institute (now CalArts). A friend and collaborator of Bob Rauschenberg, Ruschas work has been widely collected and shown extensively by major museums around the world including representing the United States in Italy at the 2005 Venice Biennale. As is evident in this exhibition, Ruschas entire career has offered an artistic corollary to Kerouacs linguistic portrait of the American landscape. Acknowledging the romantic vision of the road as epitomized by the Beats, Ruscha invented the artists book in the 1960s with his inexpensively printed and selfpublished deadpan photographic musings on the evolving urban environment of Los Angeles. His aptly-titled Twenty-six Gasoline Stations, Every Building on the Sunset Strip and Royal Road Test, which documents the prankish destruction of a vintage typewriter as tossed at 90 mph along US Highway 91 from a Buick LeSabre, perfectly compliment the car parts, jazz instruments and sandwich stacks that Ruscha found, appropriated or photographed to illustrate his 2009 limited edition update of Kerouacs On the Road. Amram is an American treasure who started his musical career in the early 1950s playing in the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC, as well as in the legendary jazz bands of Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie and Lionel Hampton. In 1957, he created and performed in the first ever Jazz/Poetry readings in New York City with novelist Jack Kerouac, a close friend with whom Amram collaborated artistically for over 12 years. From 1964-66, Amram was the composer and music director for the Lincoln Center Theatre (until Leonard Bernstein appointed him as the first Composer in Residence at the New York Philharmonic). Regularly crisscrossing the United States and Canada, Amram has traveled the world extensively, working as a musician, conductor and multi-lingual storyteller in over 35 countries including Cuba, Kenya, Egypt, Pakistan, Israel, Latvia and China. The subject of the feature-length documentary film David Amram: The First Eighty Years, and author of three highly acclaimed memoirs, Vibrations, Nine Lives of a Musical Cat and Offbeat: Collaborating With Kerouac. As a composer, Amram has collaborated with Elia Kazan, Eugene Ormandy, Arthur Miller and Langston Hughes, and as a musician with Thelonious Monk, Odetta, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Betty Carter, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Tito Puente, Hunter S. Thompson and Johnny Depp. Deans List Cape Coral High School alumnus Miles N. Crockett of Ferndale, Michigan was recently named to the Deans List spring semester of the 2017-18 academic year at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Crockett, a member of the Class of 2020 who is majoring in physics and biology, is the son of Ann Wagner of Ferndale, Michigan and Mark Crockett of Fort Myers. College GraduateFort Myers natives Danial Zuberi and Johanna Gyure recently graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology Zuberi earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering, while Gyure earned a bachelor of science in materials science and engineering. Deans List Fort Myers native Whitman Wiggins was named to the spring 2018 Deans List at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. Jack Kerouac image provided


Churches/TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION Sunday 10:30 a.m., 2756 McGregor Boulevard,, 226-0900. ALL SAINTS BYZANTINE RITE CATHOLIC S unday 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. B READ OF LIFE MINISTRIES Sunday 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, 437-4330. FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST; Sunday 10 a.m., 8210 College Parkway, 482-3133. 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, 4811143. 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,, 2673525. 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, www.newhopefortmyers. org, 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,, 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,, 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 29, 201810 DAVID LEE MARTINDALEDavid Lee Martindale passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 64 on June 15 at his home on Sanibel. David, or Captiva Dave, as he was known to some, was born in Detroit, Michigan. He became a longtime resident of Harbor Springs, Michigan, where he raised a family and was a registered nurse at McLaren Hospital in Petoskey, Michigan. For years, Dave and his family had been vacationing on Captiva until he and his wife decided to make Southwest Florida their home. Living on both Captiva and Sanibel, he resumed his operating room responsibilities at HealthPark Medical Center in Fort Myers. His days were spent helping others and forming lasting and meaningful friendships with his colleagues. Daves passion for health and wellbeing translated to his personal life. An avid cyclist, Dave was skilled on a bike and could often be seen putting in miles on the popular routes of Sanibel and Captiva. His fitness was his favorite hobby alongside following sports. Dave was a fan all sports, but nothing came close to his lifetime devotion to the Detroit Lions, which would have tested the will of any lesser man. Along with his wife, David was committed to protecting the natural ecosystem of these islands. The JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and CROW were two of his favorite places on the island. He could also be seen jumping out of the car to help a turtle cross San-Cap Road or stopping traffic to make sure a stray egret made its way across Periwinkle Way. Dave is survived by his beloved wife, Jeanette (Jan); children, Christopher and Jennifer; son-in-law Desmond LaVelle; granddaughter Cora LaVelle; sister-in-law Marie Athans; and his siblings, Richard Jr., Terry, Wade and Lisa. OBITUARY Seminars Feature Scholars Filmed In The Holy LandOn Sunday, July 1, Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ will begin a 12-week series entitled Eclipsing Empire: Paul, Rome and the Kingdom of God. The programs are part of the Living the Questions curriculum that explores Christianity from a progressive perspec tive. Each one-hour session in the Summer Sunday Seminar Series fea tures a high-definition video and discus sion guided by either Rev. Dr. John H. Danner or the Rev. Deborah Kunkel. Classes are held every Sunday at 9 a.m. in Heron Hall, on the lower level of the church, which is located at 2050 Periwinkle Way. All seminars are free and open to the public. Because each class stands alone, participants may attend as many as they wish. Those who attend Eclipsing Empire will join preeminent New Testament scholars Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan on location in Turkey as they trace the Apostle Pauls foot steps throughout the Roman Empire. This DVD and web-based study explores fresh insights into Pauls mes sage of the Kingdom of God, its chal lenge to Roman imperial theology, and the apostles radical relevance for today. Take-home materials will be provided each week. In July, the church offers tradi tional worship services at 10 a.m. The Eclipsing Empire Summer Sunday Seminar Series, offered before each weeks service, will continue through September 16. For more information, contact the church office at 472-0497 or visit Independence Day ClosuresThe City of Fort Myers Solid Waste Division will observe Indepen dence Day on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. The Solid Waste and Utility Billing Offices will be closed. There will be no changes in residen tial trash or recycling service during the holiday week, July 2 through July 6. Commercial trash and commercial recycling collection will be serviced one day later after the holiday, Thursday, July 5 through Saturday, July 7. All regular collection schedules will resume Monday, July 9. For questions regarding your service, contact the City of Fort Myers Solid Waste Division at 321-8050.


CROW Case Of The Week: Black-Crowned Night Heron by Bob PetcherThe blackcrowned night heron ( Nycticorax nycticorax ) is unlike most herons in appearance. Instead of being thin and rangy like that of a blue heron, it is more or less stocky and compact. It has a thick neck that gets tucked into its body to create a hunchback look. When in flight, this heron tucks in its neck so much that it can appear neck-less. Black-crowned night herons often spend their days perched on tree limbs or hidden among foliage and branches. Also unlike most herons, this species forages in the evening and at night, usually in water, on mudflats and on land. Studies say they do so to avoid competition with other herons that use the same habitat during the day. Regarded as the most widespread heron in the world, the black-crowned night heron breeds in colonies and nests in groups that include other herons, egrets and ibises. They are so widespread that they are called a cosmopolitan species due to their ability to nest on every continent except Australia and Antarctica. The black-crowned night heron adult has a dark-colored cap and backside to contrast its pale white or gray underside and wings. The appearance of juvenile blackcrowned night herons is in complete contrast. They have less of a hunchback posture, and their plumage is more brown and streaky. Young blackcrowned night herons leave the nest at the age of one month but cannot fly until they are six weeks old. They often move through the vegetation on foot and join foraging flocks at night. At CROW, a juvenile black-crowned night heron was admitted from Fort Myers after reportedly falling out of its nest. The finder reportedly did see the bird falling from a high nest onto the ground and suspected that the heron could have suffered trauma. Upon examination, it was noted that the heron was thin, and its right leg was bruised and slightly bent. Radiographs confirmed it had sustained a fracture to the tarsometatarsus bone of the injured leg. The tarsometatarsal bone is common in most bird species, said Dr. Malka Spektor, CROW veterinary intern. It is the long bone above the foot and below the hock joint. The hock joint is what looks like a birds knee, but is more comparable to a human ankle. CROW medical staff noted the fracture had already begun to heal, but not enough that the fracture was stable. The fracture showed signs it was healing prior to the bird being admitted to the clinic. It had radiographic evidence of healing, but it was not 100 percent stable, so a splint was used for added stability, said Dr. Spektor. Veterinarians placed its leg in a splint, and the bird was provided with subcutaneous fluids and pain medication. After two weeks in the clinic, the patient appears to be recovering nicely. The splint was removed over the weekend, added Dr. Spektor. The patient will continue with further cage rest while it continues to heal, and then will need continued care until it reaches an age where it can hunt and survive on its own. 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 4723644 or visit RIVER 11 THE RIVER JUNE 29, 2018 Patient #18-2311 pictured while still sporting a splint on its injured leg. Inset: The x-ray of the injury. photos by Brian Bohlman


Barramundi Fishing In Floridaby Capt. Matt MitchellBarramundi is a close relative of the snook and native to northern Australia. They can grow to over 100 pounds and have been a bucket list fish for me for a long time. A few months ago, I came across a place in St Cloud, Florida that has Barramundi-stocked ponds and offers anglers a chance to catch these very cool fish without traveling thousands of miles. This is the only place in the U.S. in fact the northern hemisphere that you can catch one. Without knowing what to expect, I pulled out the credit card and booked the trip online. After a spending the night in Orlando, it was about an hour drive. Upon arrival, we met the owners, Kim and her husband Byron, on this large spring-fed property that for several generations had farm-raised, fresh water aquarium fish. The story goes that an Australian company went into business with them to farm-raise Barramundis for food until the freeze of 2010 wiped it all out. At the time of the freeze, they had fish in these ponds as large as 22 pounds.. I had never been on a fishing trip anything like this before. Kim loaded us on a decked-out golf cart set up for fishing and away we went around a man-made lake. It did a little while to get these fish dialed in on what and how they wanted to eat. After slow-bouncing a chartreuse soft-plastic jig with a barbless hook, the action started. These fish suck a bait down just like a snook and make the close to the same powerful strong runs and jumps. On closer inspection, they not only have a resemblance to a snook, but mouths and gill plate rackers a lot like a tripletail and large scales like a tarpon. The 4,000 Barramundis they have now have only been in this pond since November when Byron and Kim went back into the Barramundi business for themselves. These fish were purchased and released as one pound fish. In the seven months they have had them, they have already grown to an impressive average size of three to five pounds with some as large as seven pounds. Their plan is to keep this first pond as a larger trophy fishery as they are now starting another pond as a sustainable fish farm. Barramundi is excellent to eat and very close to the taste of snook. This unconventional fishing from the bank was a blast with us hooking more fish in a few hours than I can count. Many of the fish throw the barbless hook when they jump. Keeping a tight line on them was key to staying hooked up. Being close to Orlando, I had no idea what to expect and had my fingers crossed this would not be like a theme park of fishing. Kim and Byron have this operation set up really well with only one group fishing at a time. Im already looking forward to taking another trip up and enjoying their pets as they continue to grow. Maybe next time on a fly rod. 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 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. A Barramundi caught in St. Cloud, Florida while fishing at Osceola Outdoor Adventures photo providedTHE RIVER JUNE 29, 201812 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than FishFishing gear can kill birds, reptiles and mammals


Plant SmartName That Clusterby Gerri ReavesWhen deciding what to include in a low-maintenance wildlife-friendly landscape, you can choose from an abundance of native shrubs, wildflowers, vines and trees in an array of colors and forms. Pictured here are only three possibilities. Can you identify them by their flower clusters? Helpful hints: One is a shrub, one is an endangered species, and one is usually a volunteer in the landscape, not a nursery purchase. That cluster of creamy white fivepetaled flowers belongs to small-leaf, or Walters, viburnum (Viburnum obovatum), a member of the honeysuckle family. This semi-evergreen highly drought-tolerant shrub or small tree has become very popular for residential and commercial landscapes. The leaves are basically oval, often with irregular edges. The flowers appear winter to spring and attract bees and butterflies. Birds eat the small black berries and the twiggy foliage provides nesting habitat and cover for them. Use this versatile plant as a border, hedge, screen, or accent plant. Pineland lantanas (Lantana depressa) creamy pale tubular flowers attract bees and butterflies too. Also called Florida or rockland lantana, this species is highly saltand drought-tolerant. A member of the verbena family, it is low-growing with woody stems. It prefers full sun and produces delicately scented blooms throughout the year. Virtually no maintenance is required, except occasional cutting back. This species is listed as endangered in the state, a result of the destruction of its native habitat, Florida pine rocklands. Adding to the plants woes is the contamination of its gene pool by nonnative lantanas, specifically the invasive Lantana camara. Be sure to purchase pineland lantana from a reputable native-plant nursery to help safeguard this native from extinction. Numerous tiny buds make up the tight flat pink clusters of marsh fleabane ( Pluchea odorata). Those fuzzy flowers are a familiar sight in South Florida, for the wildflower is wind-dispersed, readily reseeds and volunteers in yards, as well as in a wide range of wild and disturbed sites. This member of the aster family has oval or elliptical aromatic leaves. Another of its common names, cure-for-all, refers to the plants numerous medicinal uses. It prefers full sun but will grow in almost any conditions and even tolerates salt and salt spray. The profuse blooms attract bees, wasps and butterflies all year, so consider letting it stay if it shows up in your yard. Seeds are available from native plant enthusiasts and cooperatives. Plant Smart explores the diverse flora of South Florida. March fleabane attracts birds and butterflies and blooms all year long Pineland lantana is listed as endangered in Florida. Its tubular flowers bloom throughout the year and attract butterflies and other pollinators. Small-leaf viburnums flowers attract bees and butterflies photos by Gerri Reaves13 THE RIVER JUNE 29, 2018 3075 Sanibel-Captiva Rd. Sanibel, Florida 33957 (239) 395-2233 Open Daily, 10 a.m. p.m.SHELLMUSEUM.ORG Free with paid Museum admission. ** Preregistration required at Schedules subject to change. SUNDAYSSuper Scavenger Hunt THURSDAYSCollections Tour MONDAYSCollection Connection SATURDAYSMollusk University FRIDAYSStory Time & Craft TUESDAYS Fossil Dig WEDNESDAYSShell JewelryPlus, EVERY day: Shell Arts & Crafts*, Tank Talks*, and Beach Walks departing **NEW DAY, NEW ADVENTUREExperience a different adventure at the Museum each day from AT THE MUSEUM Water Quality Monitoring Efforts ExpandedThe Lee Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved agreements with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Geological Survey that will expand water monitoring efforts in the Caloosahatchee watershed. New monitoring sites will be located in the Orange River near Buckingham, Telegraph Creek and Popash Creek. The additional stations within the Caloosahatchee watershed will enhance the countys understanding of water flow and basin nutrient loads in fulfillment of achieving the state-required Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for the Caloosahatchee Estuary. The sites also will assist future flood response efforts by providing realtime flow information and calibration data for hydrologic/hydraulic modeling and analysis. The U.S. Geological Survey is paying for the installation of the three new water monitoring sites at a cost of $128,880. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection will reimburse Lee County for the operation and maintenance costs of two of the sites at a cost of $57,400 annually and the county will pay for the operation and maintenance of the third site at an annual cost of $28,700. Installation is expected to happen in late summer or early fall. The expansion brings the total number of monitoring sites in the basin to 12. For more information on Lee County Natural Resources efforts to protect and improve water quality, visit waterquality. FWC Alligator Safety AdviceAlligators become more active during warm weather months. Most interactions consist of seeing alligators at a distance. However, if you have a concern about a specific alligator, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) urges you to call their toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR (392-4286). Although alligator bite incidents resulting in serious injury are rare in Florida, the FWC recommends taking precautions when having fun in and around the water. Alligators inhabit all 67 counties in Florida and can be found anywhere there is standing water. Reduce the chances of conflicts with alligators by swimming only in designated swimming areas during daylight hours. Also keep pets on a leash and away from the water. Because alligators control their body temperature by basking in the sun, they may be easily observed. However, the FWC urges people to keep their distance if they see one. And never feed alligators because it is dangerous and illegal. The FWC also works to keep Floridians and visitors informed, including providing advice about living with alligators. Learn more about alligators at


THE RIVER JUNE 29, 201814 Conservancy Adds Sea Turtle To AmbassadorsThe Conservancy of Southwest Florida has announced the name for a new baby loggerhead sea turtle, which now has a starring role in the Dalton Discovery Center. The loggerhead, named NIN, weighed in at 16.4 ounces and measured 23 centimeters across and 22 centimeters in width at a ceremony on June 14. NIN is an animal ambassador at the Conservancys Nature Center, where visitors will have a unique opportunity to observe the sea turtle in his habitat while learning about the species until he is large enough to be released into the wild. Our animal ambassadors serve an important role in helping educate visitors about both native and non-native species living in Southwest Florida, said Rob Moher, president and CEO of the Conservancy. Loggerhead sea turtles are a threatened species in Florida, and the Conservancy is committed to monitoring and protecting the turtles nesting on our local beaches. NIN is part of a Sea Turtle Sex Determination Study by Florida Atlantic University. Nests were incubated at various temperatures. This specific turtle was incubated at low temperature and low humidity to test how these variables impact the sex of the turtles. Tests confirmed NIN is a male. Since the sea turtle programs inception in 1982, the Conservancy has documented more than 284,000 loggerhead hatchlings from Keewaydin Island reaching waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and another 78,000 from Naples City Beach. Interestingly, the vast majority of hatchlings on Keewaydin beaches are male in an otherwise female-dominated South Florida population, said Dr. Jeff Schmid, Conservancy of Southwest Florida science research manager. Our beaches are that much more important because the males that are produced help maintain the overall population. As the first known male sea turtle ambassador that the Conservancy has welcomed, NIN serves as a reminder of the importance of maintaining beaches and protecting nests to preserve gender balance. A higher nest temperature results in more females while lower temperature causes a shift toward males, giving rise to the saying hot chicks and cool dudes. NIN is a unique name for the Conservancys loggerhead and carries a special story. A guest at the Conservancys 2018 Magic Under the Mangroves gala and auction purchased the sea turtles naming rights. The winning bidder, Barbara Chur, came to Magic Under the Mangroves hoping to win the naming rights and support the Conservancy sea turtle research. Churs daughter and eight of her friends visited Naples this winter. While vacationing we got to talking about the sea turtles and the work the Conservancy is doing and how important it is, Chur said. When I won, I wanted a name that would represent the wonderful time the nine women had while visiting. We are selected the name NIN to represent Nine in Naples. This year marks the start of the 36th season of the Conservancys Sea Turtle Monitoring and Protection Program, a program that was formed in 1982. Conservancy researchers have documented more than 284,000 hatchlings of primarily loggerhead sea turtles. Only 1 in 1,000 sea turtles survives to adulthood. Each one that is protected is significant to the survival of this threatened species. The Conservancys first priority is to protect the turtles nests from predation by caging them. Otherwise, raccoons would destroy 85 to 90 percent of their nests, and few, if any, hatchlings would ever reach the Gulf of Mexico. The Conservancy also measures and documents each turtle with a numbered tag for identification and tracking of turtles and their nests. Since sea turtles typically return to the same beach to nest every 2 to 4 years, the Conservancy now has reproductive life histories of some Keewaydin turtles that go back more than 30 years. All of this protection for the thousands of hatchlings that begin their lives in Southwest Florida would not be possible without support from generous citizens. As a nonprofit, the Conservancys Sea Turtle program relies on funding by generous donors. How can you help? When you see marked nests, do not approach them. Do not touch the animals (they can find their way to the water). Turn off the lights at beaches during nesting season artificial light confuses the turtles, which use the light of the moon to guide them to the Gulf. Slow-down in designated channel zones. Clean up our beaches (turtles will eat and choke on litter). Use reusable bags instead of plastic bags. Support fisheries that use turtle safe devices on their nets. NIN joins nine other animal ambassadors at the Conservancy: Olive (barred owl), Horatio (red-tailed hawk), Aquila (bald eagle), Jack (Florida box turtle), Bindi (eastern Indigo snake), Gus (ball python), Peaches (red rat snake), Sheldon (yellow rat snake) and Stitch (Burmese python). For more information, visit www. From left, Barry Kelleher, Conservancy president and CEO Rob Moher, Ruth Bawden and Conservancy supporter Barbara Chur photos provided Conservancy Animal Care Specialist Samantha Arner with NIN, the new ambassador loggerhead sea turtleBoating Safety Tips To Help ManateesThe Fourth of July is a busy boating holiday with Floridas appealing waterways beckoning in-state and out-of-state boaters to enjoy its many charms, including the manatees. Save the Manatee Club urges residents and visitors to watch out for manatees throughout the holiday and beyond. The largest known cause of manatee mortality is from collisions with boats. Additionally, most living manatees have been hit by boats many manatees have been hit multiple times and most suffer through these injuries that can negatively affect their ability to eat, swim, mate and take care of their young. Manatees must surface to breathe and prefer shallow waters. Any boat, moving fast, can injure and kill a manatee if there is not enough clearance for the boats hull to pass safely over a manatees back. Slowing down in manatee habitat is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of watercraft-related injury and death. In order to safeguard manatees and to curb the number of manatee injuries and deaths from boat collisions, Save the Manatee Club offers a number of free public awareness materials to help boaters protect manatees. One of these is a Boating Safety Packet, which contains a weatherproof boat decal with a hotline number for reporting manatee injuries, deaths, or harassment. It also includes a waterproof waterway card that was created in conjunction with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It can easily be hung and kept on board a vessel and features examples of regulatory signs posted for manatee protection, with information in English, French, Spanish, and German. Save the Manatee Club also provides free waterproof banners for boaters and public awareness signs for Florida shoreline property owners. The bright yellow banners read Please Slow: Manatees Below, and can be used to warn other boaters if a manatee is spotted in the area. Aluminum dock signs with a similar message are available for Florida shoreline property owners. Family-friendly Buddy manatee signs, designed to teach manatee manners, are available to state, municipal and county parks; marinas; and other busy sites where human/manatee interaction can be a problem, resulting in manatee harassment. Remember, it is always important to report a sick, injured, or orphaned manatee to the FWC. Heres how to recognize if something is wrong: A manatee floating high in the water and is unable to submerge may indicate a serious problem. An adult manatee not resting or traveling rapidly should surface to breathe every 2 to 3 minutes. Manatees entangled in crab traps or fishing line should be reported to the FWC do not try to cut the entanglement. A pink scar or open wound on a manatee needs to be reported. Thrashing and splashing manatees are usually a mating herd and need their space, however a lone manatee that has beached itself should be reported to the FWC do not push the manatee back into the water. A small, lone manatee with no larger manatees around could be an orphan and the FWC should be called at 1-888-404FWCC (3992). We greatly appreciate the help of the boating community to be extra vigilant on Floridas waterways during the July 4th holiday and every day, says Patrick Rose, the clubs executive director and aquatic biologist. The risks and threats to the manatees survival remain uncontrolled and accelerating, and we need everyone to be good stewards and help ensure that manatees continue to roam free for future generations to enjoy. The free public awareness and education materials are available by emailing Save the Manatee Club at or by calling toll free at 1-800-432-JOIN (5646). To view the clubs new video How to Report Distressed Manatees obtain manatee protection tips and get more information, including how to report manatees outside of Florida, go to or


15 THE RIVER JUNE 29, 2018 Grant Awarded For Advance Stem EducationThe Florida SouthWestern State College Collegiate High School-Lee, (FSWC-Lee) was recently awarded a $30,000 grant from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation (RMSFF). The grant funds will be used to advance project-based learning opportunities in STEM education for ninth and 10th grade FSWC-Lee students. The purpose of FSWC-Lees engineering lab is to provide students with an opportunity to synthesize the learning they do in the classroom using a hands-on, project-based, collaborative curriculum, said Dr. Brian Botts, FSWC-Lee principal. While we have the facility and faculty to provide this course to our students, the cost of equipment, supplies and materials can put a damper on the ambitious nature of our faculty and students. This is the second year the RMSFF has awarded FSWC-Lee with the grant. Last year, a $27,500 grant allowed for 223 students to participate in grantfunded activities every single school day in their engineering class. Thanks to the RMSFF, we were able to acquire the tools and supplies needed to allow all of our students to construct their own video game controllers from scratch, build and code sophisticated robots, and integrate and solder electronic circuit boards, Dr. Botts said. We look forward to now expanding more activities into our ninth grade class. Student exposure to these types of experiences improves their chances of being accepted by competitive STEM baccalaureate and graduate programs. Lee VCB Hires New CoordinatorsLee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) recently hired Joan Barkowski as its new sales coordinator and Brittany Bremer as its new visitor services coordinator. Barkowskis role includes promoting The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel to travel agents and potential visitors. She has five years in the hospitality industry, including front office manager, and sales and catering coordinator at hotels in Lee County. Prior to the VCB, she was a client partner in the sales division at Gartner in Fort Myers. Barkowski is a 2014 graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelors degree in resort and hospitality management. She was born and raised in Germany and speaks German, English and some Spanish. In her roles as a visitor services coordinator, Bremer will be based at Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW). The visitor services team provides information to the traveling public, supports airport customer service initiatives and coordinates community tourism programs such as the Elaine McLaughlin Outstanding Hospitality Service Awards and the Lee continued on page 17 FSWC-Lee students put their finished robots to the test in a mock arena-style competition. The supplies were acquired through a 2017 grant from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation to advance STEM education. photos provided FSWC-Lee students build a video game controller in the FSWC-Lee engineering lab


THE RIVER JUNE 29, 201816 FWC Staff Earn Conservation Awards The Florida Guides Association (FGA) recently honored two Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) staff members at the Commission meeting in Sarasota. FWC biologist John Hunt received the Capt. Phil Chapman Award, which is presented by FGA to those who display a passionate commitment to the conservation of Floridas marine fisheries. Hunt has been at the forefront of marine fisheries research efforts in the Florida Keys for nearly 30 years. He has been instrumental in numerous conservation and scientific efforts aimed at ensuring these fragile ecosystems endure for generations to come. To best conserve the Keys and other unique Florida ecosystems, we need sound science and a collective problem-solving approach that relies upon strong partnerships among government, industry, stakeholders and environmental groups, said Gil McRae, director of FWCs Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. John embodies that philosophy and has directly contributed to keeping the Keys a pristine ecological environment and recreational destination. Hunt is a world-renowned lobster biologist. His contributions to conservation include research and monitoring work for the multimilliondollar Caribbean spiny lobster fishery in Florida, additions to the body of science on reef fish ecology and conservation particularly regarding the effectiveness of marine protected areas and leadership for the establishment of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, the Tortugas Ecological Reserve and the recently established Dry Tortugas Research Natural Area. Perhaps, most importantly, John is a tireless advocate for his staff within the agency, McRae said. He has repeatedly shown admirable dedication and commitment to his staff, serving as a model for all of us with his leadership, compassion and courage. Its an honor to receive an award from the Florida Guides Association because they are such leaders in conservation, Hunt said. Capt. Pat Kelly, Florida Guides Association president, presented FWC officer Michael Bibeau of Hillsborough County with the Trained Eyes Coastwatchers Officer of the Year award. Bibeau patrols his home county of Pinellas where he maintains strong working relationships with local partner agencies in enforcing conservation rules and regulations as well as promoting education and conservation stewardship among those enjoying Floridas natural resources. Were honored that Officer Bibeau, who also is our current FWC Officer of the Year, was chosen for this award, said FWC Col. Curtis Brown. He is a fine example of our dedicated law enforcement officers who are out there every day protecting the public and conserving Floridas natural resources. His actions set an example that reaches statewide through his leadership as a field training officer and on FWCs Special Operations Group and Advanced Conservation Training Academy as well as participating in the Great American Teach-In program. This is such an honor for me to receive this award from the Florida Guides Association, Bibeau said. The hard work of my brothers and sisters in conservation law enforcement inspires me to do my job every day to the best of my ability. Real Estate Meeting July 10Floridas budget and spending policies and the implications of proposed tax amendments will be analyzed at the Real Estate Investment Societys (REIS) luncheon meeting in the Osprey Room at Pelican Preserves Clubhouse on Tuesday, July 10 at 11:30 a.m. Robert E. Weissert, Esq., executive CEO of Florida TaxWatch, will be the special guest speaker. The program will address the Legislatures restructuring of funding for the states economic development agency, Enterprise Florida, and tourism promotion agency, Visit Florida. Proposed tax amendments will also be discussed. Floridas current cap on non-homestead property tax rate increase will expire at the end of this year unless voters approve Amendment 2 on the November ballot, which will make the cap permanent. Unless approved, the increase is expected to cost property owners approximately $700 million annually. The ballot also includes Amendment 1, which would increase the homestead tax exemption by $25,000. Following the presentation, Weissert will respond to questions of specific interest to the real estate investment and development industry. Florida TaxWatch (FloridaTaxWatch. org) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institute and government watchdog. Its research recommends productivity enhancements and explains the statewide impact of fiscal and economic policies. Cost is $30 for members and $40 for guests, which includes lunch. Reservations are required by Thursday, July 5. The meeting is sponsored by Roetzel & Andress. Pelican Preserve is located at 9802 Pelican Preserve Boulevard in Fort Myers. For more information or to make reservations, visit John Hunt photos provided Officer Michael BibbeauPlanned Giving Symposium ScholarsTwo local college students of exceptional promise were nominated by their respective schools to attend the annual Planned Giving Symposium, sponsored by the Planned Giving Council of Lee County. Florida Gulf Coast University nominated Lisa Ray, currently completing the master of arts degree in educational leadership. Ray holds the bachelors degree in communication from FGCU, graduating magna cum laude in 2015. As a volunteer, she serves the FGCU Staff Advisory Council and FGCU Alumni Association and was senate president of FGCU Student Government. Florida Southwestern State College nominated Lena Mendoza, who is expected to complete an associate of arts degree in business in 2019. Mendoza is a first-generation college student. Currently employed in the retail sector, she aspires to serve in nonprofits. Her volunteer work includes Habitat for Humanity of Florida. She is a Fort Myers native. Professionals in philanthropy, financial services and the nonprofit sector convened on June 7 at Florida Southwestern State Colleges Fort Myers campus to share current thinking and methodology in giving for social impact. The scholars attended the symposium at no charge. They were mentored for the day by Planned Giving Council board member Dr. Z. Allen Abbott, philanthropy specialist for Cypress Cove at HealthPark Florida. Each student prepared for the event by studying selected materials related to the speaker and topic for the day. The scholars demonstrated a proficiency in the basic concepts of philanthropy presented at the symposium. As the fundraising profession continues to evolve, it is important to help prepare future generations of professionals in our field, said Trevor Whitley, president of The Planned Giving Council of Lee County and partner and financial advisor with Marquis Wealth Management Group. Our goal is to foster the development and engagement of young fundraising professionals. In addition, our organization can benefit from new ideas, enthusiastic perspectives and attitudes about philanthropy and serving the greater good. For more information about The Planned Giving Council of Lee County, visit From left, Z. Allen Abbott, Lena Mendoza, Lisa Ray and Trevor Whitley photo provided


17 THE RIVER JUNE 29, 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 Business Hall Of Fame Board AnnouncedJunior Achievement of Southwest Florida recently announced the members of its 2018 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County Advisory Board. The committee will be led by chair, Clay W. Cone, president of Cone Communications Company. The 2018 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County is slated for Thursday, November 1 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples. Other members selected to this years board include: Jamie Andersen, senior vice president, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management; Wilma Boyd, president and CEO, Preferred Travel of Naples; Andy Buschle, vice president, BMO Harris Bank; Blase Ciabaton, owner, Naples Print Source; John English, vice president, Peninsula Engineering; Kathy Gulvas, communications manager, London Bay Homes; Stacey Herring, vice president, Morgan Stanley Private Bank, NA; Brenda OConnor, executive director, membership, Naples Yacht Club, Inc., Craig Sherman, senior vice president, commercial lending, Valley National Bank; Michael Traficante, shareholder, Grant Fridkin Pearson; Patrick Utter, vice president of real estate and club operations, Collier Enterprises; Steve Wheeler, vice president of development, Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida; and Len Zaiser IV, chief executive officer, Azimuth Technology, Inc. The advisory board is responsible for selecting the laureates for Junior Achievement of Southwest Floridas 2018 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County, which recognizes local entrepreneurs for their service as positive role models to youth and significant contributions to the community. The laureates will be honored during the dinner and awards ceremony. For more information on the event, or to learn about sponsorship opportunities and purchasing tickets, visit www.jaswfl. org. Clay W. Cone photo provided New Director At Valeries HouseValeries House, a loving place for grieving children and families to heal after the loss of a loved one, has hired Joanne Hayden as operations director. Hayden helps the various moving parts of Valeries House, including overseeing the property needs as well as the business side of Valeries House, and being seen at community events speaking and helping build awareness for Valeries House. Hayden identifies with what the children at Valeries House are going through, as she lost her father when she was 14 years old. My personal passion for Valeries House, along with my experience in operations and management has given me vision to help set strong business operations for this fast-growing nonprofit, Hayden said. Hayden comes to Valeries House after working for 23 years in office management and leadership positions within the Lee County Tax Collectors office. She is a certified public manager and earned her bachelors degree in interdisciplinary social science from Florida State University. Hayden has called Southwest Florida her home for more than 40 years. She can be reached at joanne@valerieshouseswfl. org. Joanne Hayden photo provided Law Firm Attorneys RecognizedHenderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, PA, recently announced that 23 lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2018 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists appearing in Florida Super Lawyers magazine. While only 5 percent of lawyers in the entire state are named to Florida Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list. Henderson Franklins six attorneys recognized in the 2018 Florida Rising Stars list, as well as their area of practice and law school are: Suzanne M. Boy, employment and labor, Stetson University College of Law Kyle C. Dudek, civil rights, George Mason University School of Law Traci T. McKee, professional liability defense, Stetson University College of Law John M. Miller, civil litigation defense, Stetson University College of Law Shannon M. Puopolo, business litigation, University of Miami School of Law Kayla E. Richmond, family law, Stetson University College of Law Henderson Franklins 17 attorneys recognized in the 2018 Florida Super Lawyers list, as well as their area of practice and law school, include: John D. Agnew, business litigation, University of Kentucky Charles J. Basinait, land use and zoning, New England School of Law J. Matthew Belcastro, construction litigation, University of Florida Levin College of Law Michael J. Corso, professional liability defense, Villanova University Ronald A. Eisenberg, estate and probate, New York University School of Law Thomas H. Gunderson, real estate, University of Florida Levin College of Law Eric Gurgold, estate and probate, New York Law School (JD) and Boston University School of Law (LLM) Denis H. Noah, real estate, University of Florida Levin College of Law John A. Noland, business/corporate, Memphis State University John F. Potanovic, Jr., employment and labor, University of Florida University of Florida Levin College of Law Russell P. Schropp, land use/zoning, Florida State University College of Law (JD and MS) Robert C. Shearman, employment litigation defense, Florida State University College of Law L. David Sims, family law, Cumberland School of Law of Samford University Bruce M. Stanley Sr., personal injury medical malpractice defense, University of Virginia G. Donald Thomson, real estate, Stetson University College of Law Beth T. Vogelsang, family law, University of Miami School of Law Guy Whitesman, tax, University of Michigan (JD) and University of Florida Levin College of Law (LLM, taxation) For more information on Henderson Franklin, visit From page 15Lee VCBCounty Travel Rally. Bremer is a 2016 graduate of Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri, her hometown, with a bachelors degree in wildlife conservation and management. She is a certified Florida master naturalist and is currently pursuing her masters degree in environmental studies at Florida Gulf Coast University. Bremer most recently worked as a park ranger at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park in Naples.


THE RIVER JUNE 29, 201818 Superior InteriorsYour Personality Your Design Styleby Jeanie TinchDo you consider yourself a conservative person, or one who lives a little closer to the edge? Given a choice, would you choose to dress in a suit, khakis and a sweater, or do you go for more of a Bohemian look? Are you very detail-oriented, or do you prefer not to be bothered with the details? And lastly do you find it easy or difficult to envision something that doesnt exist yet? There are no right or wrong answers to these questions, however your individual responses are pretty good indicators of some basic personality characteristics. Those characteristics are accurate predictors of decorating style and how you will approach the decorating process in your home. This column is not a comprehensive study of the topic, but here are some examples of how your personality affects how you decorate. We may fit into some general decorating stereotypes but each of us are individuals, and those details make our homes reflect who we are. Lets look at the use of color. Those of us who are generally conservative tend to choose colors for our home that are safe. Soft tones are good, and neutrals are even better. Take note that there is a difference between safe and boring and sometimes that difference can be tricky. A person who lives a life a bit more on the edge is usually drawn to a color scheme that is more dramatic. Bolder and highly contrasting colors will be much more interesting to these people. The degree of formality that you choose for your home is also directly related to how formal or casual you are as a person. Are you most comfortable knowing that your appearance is very well-coordinated, tailored and traditional? Do you leave the house without your hair and make-up done? Or do you live in sweats whenever possible, and tend more towards attitude of What you see is what you get? The more readily you fall into this latter group, the more likely it is that you will prefer a very casual decorating style and vice versa. Our personalities are influenced by the way our brains function, i.e. which side of your brain is dominant. Strong left-brain thinkers tend to be very good at analytical processes while those with right brain dominance are more comfortable with creative thinking. This characteristic not only influences our likes and dislikes, but also has a huge impact on how we make decisions. People drawn to careers in engineering, finance or accounting are usually examples of strong left-brain thinkers. For these individuals, ambiguity is unsettling, and there may be difficulty in visualizing how something will look when it is done. If you fall into this category, you will want detailed design plans and illustrations of how the final product will look like. It will also be important that you have all the facts and have considered the options before making a decision. On the other hand, strong right brain thinkers tend to have no trouble conjuring up a mental image of the way a particular fabric will look on a window treatment, but prefer not to involve themselves with how it is constructed. They will make decisions based more upon how a design plan makes them feel rather than its factual details. Its a good idea to keep these principles in mind when you prepare to embark on a decorating project. If you will be tapping into the expertise of a design professional, their knowledge and sensitivity to your personality traits will assist them in facilitating a process that will insure a beautiful result. Jeanie Tinch is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at Financial FocusWork Toward Your Own Financial Independenceby Jennifer BaseyWere getting close to the Fourth of July, our national Independence Day. This celebration may get you thinking of the many freedoms you enjoy. But have you thought of what you might need to do to attain financial freedom? Your first step is to define what financial independence signifies to you. For many people, it means being able to retire when they want to, and to enjoy a comfortable retirement lifestyle. So, if this is your vision as well, consider taking these steps: Pay yourself first. If you wait until you have some extra money lying around before you invest for retirement, you may never get around to doing it. Instead, pay yourself first. This actually is not that hard to do, especially if you have a 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan, because your contributions are taken directly from your paycheck, before you even have the chance to spend the money. You can set up a similar arrangement with an IRA by having automatic contributions taken directly from your checking or savings account. Invest appropriately. Your investment decisions should be guided by your time horizon, risk tolerance and retirement goals. If you deviate from these guideposts for instance, by taking on either too much or too little risk you may end up making decisions that arent right for you and that may set you back as you pursue your financial independence. Avoid financial potholes. The road to financial liberty will always be marked with potholes you should avoid. One such pothole is debt the higher your debt burden, the less you can invest for your retirement. Its not always easy to lower your debt load, but do the best you can to live within your means. A second pothole comes in the form of large, unexpected short-term costs, such as a major home or auto repair or a medical bill not fully covered by insurance. To avoid dipping into your long-term investments to pay for these short-term costs, try to build an emergency fund containing six months to a years worth of living expenses, with the money kept in a liquid, low-risk account. Give yourself some wiggle room. If you decide that to achieve financial independence, you must retire at 62 or you must buy a vacation home by the beach, you may feel disappointed if you fall short of these goals. But if youre prepared to accept some flexibility in your plans perhaps you can work until 65 or just rent a vacation home for the summer you may be able to earn a different, but still acceptable, financial freedom. And by working a couple of extra years or paying less for your vacation home expenses, you may also improve your overall financial picture. Putting these and other moves to work can help you keep moving toward your important goals. When you eventually reach your own Financial Independence Day, it may not warrant a fireworks display but it should certainly add some sparkle to your life. 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@ Future State House Speaker Visits CommunityFuture Florida State House speaker Rep. Jose R. Oliva (R-Miami Lakes) toured Cypress Cove at HealthPark Florida on Tuesday and met with administrative and members of the Life Plan communitys board of directors to discuss their concerns and positions on several legislative items of interest. Joining Oliva on his tour of Cypress Coves full complement of quality living options for its over 600 residents were local state representative Dane Eagle (R-Cape Coral) and representative Ray Wesley Rodriques (R-Fort Myers). Oliva visited Cypress Coves nationally acclaimed and award-winning memory care assisted living community The Cottage and toured throughout the communitys independent facilities and amenities, its recently refurbished skilled nursing community of The Lodge and its new state-of-the art rehabilitation facility, The Mead Therapy Center. Meeting with Olivia and local state representatives Eagle and Rodriques were Cypress Cove Executive Director Michele Wasserlauf, Lee FP, Inc. President Doug Dodson, Cypress Cove Board of Directors Chairman Charles Edwards and board of directors E. Bruce Strayhorn, Dan Adams, and Donna Mecili. CEO and President of Lee Health, Dr. Larry Antonucci, also joined the HealthPark Florida contingent in meeting with Oliva. We are extremely honored to have Rep. Oliva take time from his busy schedule to stop and tour our campus, said Wasserlauf. I was quite impressed with his interest and understanding of the issues and concerns associated with continuing care retirement communities, and we are hopeful that our discussions today strengthen the dialogue and understanding of health care issues facing Southwest Florida. Oliva has been selected by the States Republican leadership to become the States new House speaker in November, should the Republican Party continue to hold its majority position through the upcoming mid-term elections. He currently serves on the states powerful Joint Legislative Budget and Appropriations commissions. From left, Cypress Cove board of director Dan Adams, Board Chairman Charles Edwards, Lee Health President and CEO Dr. Larry Antonucci, Lee FP, Inc. President Doug Dodson, Cypress Cove Executive Director Michele Wasserlauf, Rep. Jose R. Oliva, Cypress Cove board of director E. Bruce Strayhorn, State representatives Dane Eagle and Ray Wesley Rodriques. photo provided


19 THE RIVER JUNE 29, 2018 RIVER Book ReviewThe Crooked Staircase by Di SaggauJane Hawk is at it again, risking her life to find who is behind a terrifying conspiracy that threatens the freedom and free will of millions. Dean Koontzs The Crooked Staircase is the second book about Janes search for the mind-control conspiracy that caused the suicide of her decorated Marine husband, and many others. Jane is living on borrowed time because there is a slew of powerful people who want her dead, and they seem to have the means to carry this out. In the meantime, she continues her onewoman war against the conspiracy that is escalating across the country. Jane is a rogue FBI agent, a wanted fugitive, relentlessly hunted by the government and by the secret cabal behind the plot. High on her list to capture is Booth Hendrickson, a corrupt Department of Justice figure who uses sophisticated surveillance technology to track both Jane and her young son. He is a cunning man with connections in high places, a twisted soul of unspeakable depths. Wait til you hear about his mother-from-hell who is high up in the group that is planning a new world order. Its goal is a fully corrected civilization that can be kept stable more easily if a significant part of its population is motivated to perform only as they are instructed to perform and are shorn of any incentive to achieve more than others. Jane makes her way from Southern California to the snow-swept slopes of Lake Tahoe to confront head-on the lethal forces arrayed against her. Shes propelled by her righteous fury and implacable insistence on justice, but nothing can prepare her for the chilling truth that awaits when she descends the crooked staircase to the dark and dreadful place where her long nightmare was born. The Jane Hawk thrillers represent Dean Koontz at his best with heartstopping suspense, unparalleled characters and atmosphere, and twisting, chilling storylines. The Crooked Staircase is an excellent read, however it still doesnt tell us who is at the head of the conspiracy. I am hopeful that the next book in the series, The Forbidden Door, will answer that question. Having read a few paragraphs of this book that was included in my copy of The Crooked Staircase I look forward to reading it with high hopes that the story will finally come to a conclusion. School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My son just completed third grade, and he seems to be a very good reader. He can sound out most of the words that he sees and has high test scores. His teacher has said that he should practice reading fluency this summer because this skill needs improvement. This is confusing to me. Is he a good reader or not? Will his grades go down? Alisha W, Fort Myers Alisha, I can understand why you are feeling confused about your sons reading skills since you are hearing two different messages about them. Reading fluency is the next major step or skill after decoding that makes for a proficient reader. Its wonderful that your son is successful with decoding as sounding out words can be quite difficult but he must also have strong reading fluency to become a competent and fluid reader. Reading Rockets, an online reading site defines fluency as the ability to read with speed, accuracy and proper expression. In order to understand what they read, children must be able to read fluently whether they are reading aloud or silently. When reading aloud, fluent readers read in phrases and add intonation appropriately. The National Reading Panel (2000) describes the fluent reader as students who can decode text accurately, read at an acceptable rate and read aloud with appropriate expression. Fluency skills include the ability to read text accurately and quickly. Fluency bridges word decoding and comprehension. Comprehension is understanding what has been read. Fluency is a set of skills that allows readers to rapidly decode text while maintaining high comprehension. There are some very simple and effective strategies to help students increase their reading fluency. In fact, practice with reading fluency also helps increase the readers accuracy and reading comprehension according to the National Reading Panel (2000). Here are some practice strategies. Increasing reading fluency requires very little except a quiet location, a good book, the reader and the parent or other proficient adult reader. 1. Sit with your child in a quiet location without too many distractions. Position the book selected for the reading session so that both you and the student can easily follow the text. (Or get two copies of the book so that you each have your own copy). 2. Ask your child to begin reading out loud, encouraging her or him to do your best reading. 3. Follow along silently in the text as your child reads. 4. If your child mispronounces a word or hesitates for longer than 5 seconds, tell him the word. Have her or him repeat the word correctly and then ask her or him to continue reading aloud through the passage. 5. Occasionally, praise your child in specific terms for good reading (e.g., You are reading with such good expression!). Practice this technique with your son 3 to 4 times a week for about 10 to 15 minutes per reading session, You, and your son, will see results quickly and as a side benefit you and your son will have built a wonderful reading bond between ach other. 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 Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. From page 1Mythical Pathto explain the world around us. Expect eclectic, surreal, whimsical and realistic paintings, sculptures, watercolors, collage, oils and photography for the themed exhibit, which continues through Monday, July 30. The artwork ranges from professional to emerging, self-trained and outsider to highly skilled. Arts for ACT Gallery is located at 2265 First Street in downtown Fort Myers. For more information, visit 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


Former Miracle Manager Having Great Success With A New Team And A New Organizationby Ed FrankRemember Doug Mientkiewicz, the former highly successful manager of the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team who was uncerimoniously fired by the Minnesota Twins last fall? Mientkiewicz, one of only five American ballplayers to win an Olympic gold medal and a World Series championship (Boston), managed the Miracle to their only Florida State League Championship in 2014 and Double A Chattanooga to a league title in 2015. In 2014, he was a finalist to become manager of the Twins, a job that eventually went to Paul Molitor. For reasons never fully explained, Mientkiewicz was dumped by the Twins organization last fall. But it didnt take long for the fiery and talented manager to be hired by another organization an interesting one at that. Shortly after former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was named manager of the Detroit Tigers, Mientkiewicz was hired as manager of the Tigers Triple A Toledo Mud Hens of the International League. So the two are joined together again in the same baseball organization. And Mientkiewicz has his Mud Hens in first place in the West Division of the International League. Its obvious that one day soon, the former Miracle Manager will be managing in the big leagues. Season Nearing Half-Way Point; Update On The Red Sox And Twins As the Major League baseball season approaches halfway, we should review just where the Red Sox and Twins, the two teams that train here, stand. Its no surprise that the Red Sox and New York are locked in a tight race in the American League Eastern Division, with Boston trailing the Yankees by a mere halfgame at the weeks end. Bostons offensive power was fortified with the pre-season acquisition of slugger JD Martinez, who had belted 23 home runs at weeks end and was hitting well above .300. Hes just what the Red Sox needed with the retirement of David Ortiz at the end of the 2016 season. However, many feel the team is in need of bullpen help with the season-ending injury to Carson Smith and the uncertainty of Tyler Thornburg, who is in rehab from thoracic outlet syndrome. In his first two years with Boston, Dave Dombrowski, president of baseball operations, bolstered his bullpen with late-season acquisitions of Brad Ziegler and Addison Reed. So dont be surprised if the smart Dombrowski does the same this year. Anyway you look at it, the Red Sox and Yankees are more than likely to battle each other to the very end of the season with one winning the division title and the other grabbing the wild card slot. As for the Twins, its a different story and not a happy one. After a historic 2017 season in which they became the first team to advance to the playoffs after losing more than 100 games the season before, there was much anticipation that 2018 would be even better, particularly when they improved their roster with several preseason moves. However, as the week began, the Twins were 33-40, eight games behind first-place Cleveland. While theres plenty of time remaining to reverse course, there are discouraging signs on several fronts. Two of their prized young players, Byron Buxton and Miquel Sano remain big question marks. The often-injured Buxton is expected to continue a long rehab assignment at Triple A Rochester, and Sano is back here with the Miracle in the hopes of correcting his batting woes. The fact is, Sano has shown he cannot hit big league sliders. Perhaps his stint here will correct the problem. Adding to the problem mix is the suspension to shortstop Jorge Polanco who is serving an 80-game suspension for testing positing on performance enhancing drugs. The seasons second half must be far improved for the Twins if postseason play is a possibility. RIVER THE RIVER JUNE 29, 201820 SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 2017, Dallas Keuchel became the second Houston Astros pitcher to win five games in April. Who was the first to do it? 2. Who was the last player before Washingtons Anthony Rendon in 2017 to drive in 10 runs in a game? 3. In 2016, LeVeon Bell set a Pittsburgh Steelers record for most rushing yards in a game (236). Who had held the record? 4. Who was the last No. 1 overall NBA draft pick before Markelle Fultz in 2017 to have his last season in college end with a losing record? 5. Name the last time before the 2017-18 NHL season that the Pittsburgh Penguins swept in-state rival Philadelphia during the regular season? 6. In 2017, Stanford became the second mens collegiate soccer team to win three consecutive national championships. Which school was the first to do it? 7. When was the last time a horse won the Kentucky Derby in less than 2 minutes? ANSWERS 1. Roger Clemens, in 2004. 2. The Angels Garret Anderson, in 2007. 3. Willie Parker ran for 223 yards in a game in 2006. 4. LaRue Martin of Loyola (Ill.), in 1972. 5. It was the 2006-07 season. 6. Virginia won four straight, 1991-94. 7. It was Monarchos in 2001, at 1:59.97. 239.472.0004 Community, Service, Leadership, Expertise, Integrity, Results Pfeifer Realty Group Is Your Home Team!Eric PfeiferBroker, Owner Golf Pro-Am Benefit Set For November 12The Immokalee Foundations 2018 Charity Classic Pro-Am will be held at Bay Colony Golf Club on Monday, November 12. Breakfast and golf demonstrations begin at 7:30 a.m. The shotgun start will be at 9 a.m. Lunch and an awards presentation immediately follow the tournament. The low-net score golf tournament will pair more than two dozen of the worlds greatest golfers with Naples most philanthropic players. Each amateur foursome will be paired with a different professional player for the first and second nine holes during an exclusive pairings party at The Old Collier Golf Club on Sunday, November 11. Entry fees begin at $5,000 for a single player and $8,500 for doubles. The Immokalee Foundation provides a range of education programs that focus on building pathways to professional careers through college and post-secondary preparation and support, mentoring and tutoring, opportunities for broadening experiences, and life skills development leading to economic independence. Sunny Sapiente of Bay Colony Golf Club is chairing the golf tournament. Bay Colony Golf Club is located at 9740 Bent Grass Bend in Naples. The Old Collier Golf Club is located at 790 Main House Drive in Naples. For more information, contact The Immokalee Foundation at 430-9122 or info@ or visit www. Sunny Sapiente photo provided


21 THE RIVER JUNE 29, 2018 Beautifulife:Be Freeby Kay CaspersonWhat does it mean to be free? I am curious as to what your answers would be as I am quite sure that response to this question will vary depending on your age, your responsibilities in life, your location in the world and where your heart is. My personal belief about being free is to be happy. That seems way too easy, but is it? Happiness and freedom are a choice that you have to make for yourself, and then you have to make it happen. There will be days where this is easier said than done, no doubt, but if you do everything in your power to free yourself from just a few of my suggestions below, you will find more happiness, and the result will be a step closer to your most beautifulife! Here are a few of my suggestions for freedom in the following areas of your life: Emotional Free yourself from worry and self-condemnation. Keep joy in your life by smiling more often and telling yourself how awesome you are. Remember, you are smart and can make significant decisions that will also make great things happen. Physical Explore ways to stay healthy and fit. It is tough to be free when illness or physical ailments are encompassing your life. Make wellness and physical activity a high priority. Spiritual Have peace and stay calm even in the midst of chaos. Take time to pray or meditate daily to keep order in your life and to continue to enjoy your freedoms. Environmental A big part of being free is loving where you live and what you do each day. There are little things that you can do to make your environment more comfortable, clean and inspiring. Your work environment should be a place that you are excited to be at since this is a big part of your day. Dont rely on anyone but yourself to make the changes necessary to create a home and work environment that inspires you every day. Social Free yourself to give more love to others, open your heart to forgive so you can move ahead without restraint. Surround yourself with positive and inspirational people so that you can continue to grow and flourish. Financial Being financially free is different for everyone. For some, it means having enough money to pay the bills each month without worry. To others, it is to have the ability to travel and spend on outside interests without sacrificing other things. Regardless of what financial freedom means to you, there are ways to attain it if you want it. I believe that you should look for ways to create an income stream outside of your primary job. There are companies like my own that provide a method for individuals to make money by just sharing our products and inspiration with their social network of people. These other opportunities are also a fantastic way to prosper while continuing to do what you love. My affirmation for you this week is: I will find new ways to be free in all aspects of my life and know that ultimately doing what makes me happy and being where I want to be is my freedom of choice. Kay Casperson is a beauty and lifestyle expert, founder and CEO of Beautifulife by Kay Casperson. She owns resort spas on Sanibel and Captiva islands and manufactures beauty and lifestyle products sold across the country. To stay inspired, visit www.kaycasperson. com or follow on social media @ kaycasperson. Medicare Savings Programs Can Reduce CostsMore than 2 million older Americans are receiving letters from the Social Security Administration about programs that could help pay their health care expenses. Recipients of these letters are likely eligible for Extra Help, a low-income subsidy program for Medicare Part D prescription benefits, or other Medicare Savings Programs. The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL) wants to reassure seniors that these letters from the Social Security Administration are legitimate. Recipients are encouraged to contact the SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program to determine if they are eligible and receive application assistance. SHINE Medicare counselors provide free, unbiased, and personalized assistance with Medicare, Medicaid, prescription drug plans and longterm care insurance. Offered locally through the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida, SHINE empowers seniors, their caregivers and family members to make informed decisions about health care coverage. SHINE is a volunteer program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and part of the national SHIP Program. About 12 million people nationwide use one of these programs to help cover the costs of medications, copays, deductibles and Medicare premiums, said Camilita Aldridge, SHINE liaison with AAASWFL. About 5,700 people in Lee County will receive these letters. If you found one of these letters in your mailbox, SHINE may be able to help you save hundreds or even thousands of dollars on your health care. With healthcare costs continuing to rise, these programs can be a lifeline for older adults with limited incomes. AAASWFL provides SHINE counseling services at locations across Southwest Florida. To make an appointment with a SHINE counselor, call AAASWFLs toll-free Elder Helpline at 1-866-413-5337. A list of counseling sites can also be found at www. For more information, visit www. or call the toll-free Helpline at 866-413-5337 (866-41-ELDER). Trust Advisors Presentation On Wealth TransferCypress Cove, a life plan community in Fort Myers, recently hosted a program on wealth transfer to approximately 40 residents. Wealth Services Advisors Robin L. Cook and Steven V. Greenstein of The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company presented How to Talk to Your Heirs About Managing Wealth, designed to outline what steps can be taken to prepare the next generation for inheriting significant assets. It is better to have a conversation about inheritance with your heirs sooner rather than later, said Cook. It allows your children to prepare for possibly substantial responsibilities, which may accompany the estate for which they will be responsible. She stresses that one of the most important steps in the process is a family meeting, which may include a variety of advisors, such as a trust and estate attorney, accountant, insurance agent and professional wealth manager. By introducing your heirs to your team of advisors, your children and grandchildren, as appropriate, can become familiar with the fiduciary care and guidance you have received over the years, leading to a less stressful transfer of wealth in the future, Greenstein explained. We are here to help them, as well. It is often critical for parents to have custom designed investment management for the next generation taking into account potential life changes, individual family circumstances, special needs, business succession, unique assets and strategic philanthropy. Cook and Greenstein coordinate family meetings for their clients now with the goal of heirs experiencing the best possible outcomes in the future. For more information, visit www. or call 472-8300. Steven V. Greenstein and Robin L. Cook photo provided


THE RIVER JUNE 29, 201822 Students Showcase EntrepreneurshipThirty-seven students from 15 area high schools recently came together to learn the ins and outs of running a business at Junior Achievement of Southwest Floridas annual CEO Academy, a model week-long business school summer camp held for rising high school juniors and seniors. Presented by Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida in partnership with the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University, CEO Academy teaches students the basics of starting and operating a business, preparing them for success in the global economy. Students had the opportunity to interact with experienced local business leaders, entrepreneurs, FGCU professors and fellow high school students to complete high-energy, teambuilding activities covering the topics of economics, entrepreneurship, ethics, finance, global economy, marketing and international trade. Throughout the week, students worked in teams to develop a unique business concept and comprehensive business plan. At the end of CEO Academy, seven groups of entrepreneurial teens presented business plans for these concepts to a panel of judges, distinguished Junior Achievement Laureates and entrepreneurs Gary Tasman of Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Property of Southwest Florida, Scott Fischer of Scott Fischer Enterprises, and Pason Gaddis of Florida Media Group, LLC. The first-place team of Helena Karst, Isabel Karst and Adam Mirzoev (Cape Coral High School) and Jacob Guard (Fort Myers High School) presented a model business plan for their proposed company, GiftR, a gift registry platform featuring individualized profiles with gift suggestions for birthdays, anniversaries and more. The service pulls users wish lists from current online shopping platforms to create one complete registry list, making gifting an easier process for friends and family. TEach member of the winning team was awarded a $1,000 scholarship to be used at the college of their choice. The second-place team of Ryan Recla (home-schooled), Maxwell Ahmadi (Cape Coral High School), Luz Alonso (Gulf Coast High School), Athenna Addis (Bishop Verot High School) and John Kane (Estero High School) presented a model business plan for their proposed company, SkyBites, an application that allows travelers to view a map of restaurants available in an airport they are visiting, order food, pay and have the meal delivered right to their gate. Each member of the team was awarded a $500 scholarship to be used at the college of their choice. To learn more about Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and its programs, visit or call 225-2590. From left, high school students Helena Karst, Isabel Karst, Adam Mirzoev and Jacob Guard were awarded first place and $1,000 scholarships each photos provided Dr. Michael Martin of Florida Gulf Coast University speaks to the participating high school students at the Academy From left, high school students Ryan Recla, Maxwell Ahmadi, Luz Alonso, Athenna Addis and John Kane placed second place and received $500 scholarships each From left, Gary Tasman, Scott Fischer and Pason Gaddis Students Ava Collier and Zoe Ritchotte presenting their project, Happy Place Student Cameron Grabowski shares about his teams model business, Bus Trak, during Junior Achievement of Southwest Floridas CEO Academy


23 THE RIVER JUNE 29, 2018 Regional Cancer Center Expansion OpensA new, 24,000-square-foot building is now open at the Regional Cancer Center in Fprt Myers. Located near the intersection of Interstate 75 and Colonial Boulevard, the Regional Cancer Center is a collaboration of Lee Health, 21st Century Oncology and Florida Cancer Specialists. The construction project began last year to accommodate a growth in services, including expansion of the pharmacy, palliative care services, genetic counseling and survivorship programs. The Regional Cancer Center has seen double digit growth every year since it opened in 2008, said Dennis Bruens, vice president of oncology and palliative care services for Lee Health. Our multidisciplinary team offers a comprehensive approach to care and having these services provided all under the same roof makes a world of difference. In recent years, weve added genetics services and greatly enhanced care coordination through nurse navigators, requiring some of our services to move to another building nearby. Centralizing all services in one place again is an invaluable convenience for those in our care. We anticipate growth in many of our services, and we are preparing for the future to best serve our patients. Fighting cancer is hard enough without having to undergo the stress and inconvenience of traveling out of the area for treatment. The Regional Cancer Center offers treatment for nearly every aspect of cancer care, in one convenient location. Collectively, Regional Cancer Center is the fourth largest community cancer treatment center in the state of Florida. With more than 15,000 patient visits each year treating a variety of malignancies in both men and women, RCC survival rates meet or exceed the national average for all cancer treatment facilities. The expansion is home to the Regional Cancer Centers multidisciplinary clinic a one-stop shop for patients and a model for breast care nationwide. On the day of clinic, patients meet and have one-on-one assessments with the medical oncologist, surgeon and radiation oncologist. These meetings help the patient retain and absorb the information about their diagnosis, understand their options, and feel more empowered and included in the decisionmaking process. Following the patients meetings with the physicians, the medical team meets to discuss the case in a round-table tumor board. In addition to the medical oncologist, surgeon and radiation oncologist, the tumor board includes gynecologic oncologist; cardio-oncology physician; radiologist; pathologist; breast cancer nurse navigator; genetic counselor; clinical oncology pharmacist; oncology dietitian; cancer rehabilitation navigator; and plastic surgeon, if necessary A dedicated team of cancer navigators made up of oncology-certified nurses work with patients, families and physicians to help the cancer patient navigate the health care system. Cancer navigation services currently are available for brain, breast, colorectal, lung, ovarian/uterine, and head and neck cancers. No referral is needed for this service, which is provided free of charge. New physician offices are housed in the new building, as well. In addition to comprehensive, evidence-based care that is convenient, accessible and personalized, the RCC offers a healing garden, meditation room, deli and Cookies Place, a special boutique dedicated to men and women diagnosed with cancer, undergoing treatment or caring for a loved one. For more information about the Regional Cancer Center and services available, visit www.swflcancercenter. org/. From left, Lee Health Board of Directors Nancy McGovern and Dr. Sanford Cohen; Lee Health Vice President of Oncology and Palliative Services Dennis Bruens; Dr. Lawrence Antonucci; Dr. Arie Dosoretz, 21st Century Oncology; Dr. Lilliana Bustamante, Florida Cancer Specialists; Dr. James Orr, medical director, Regional Cancer Center; and Therese Everly, Lee Health Board of Directors photo provided Senior Housing Celebrates 10th Anniversary Senior Housing Solutions, the first locally owned senior housing placement company in Southwest Florida, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. In the last year, the company has successfully expanded its market base to cover both Collier and Lee counties. In addition, consumers have access to a free online Preferred Provider Network of services for seniors. This expansion resulted in 38 percent revenue increase in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the same time frame in 2017. We started in 2008 when our local economy was taking a nosedive. To start something during that time took a great deal of fortitude and perseverance, said Bruce Rosenblatt, founder of Senior Housing Solutions. In addition to their free referral service, Senior Housing Solutions has also organized senior housing bus tours as a way for people to tour senior living properties in the area and produced educational seminars for many organizations, churches and civic groups. Rosenblatt also authors a senior housing column for the Naples Daily News We are passionate about providing knowledgeable advice to our clients. Therefore we stay current on significant trends in the marketplace and quality of care at the various facilities in the area, Rosenblatt said. The firm engages with other senior-related organizations including the Leadership Coalition on Aging, CAMEO of Lee County and Naples Interagency Council. The Preferred Provider Network is available for free to the public at www. From page 1Seashell Dayadded to the throng. Slowly, the human mass began to take the shape of a giant junonia. The reason were doing this today is to show the whole world what a great community we live in, Tamara Pigott, executive director of the VCB, told the crowd who began arriving at the event shortly after 6:30 a.m. And when you post on social media, you can say you live in the most beautiful place in the world! Finally, after more than an hour of funneling participants into an area cordoned off in the designated shape of a junonia, the group was required to stand in place for five minutes while cameras attached to drones hovering high above the crowd took pictures to document the attempt. It took about a half hour to confirm the results. After reviewing all of the evidence and verifying the measurements and the head count, I am ready to announce the official results, Christina Conlon, official adjudicator for the Guinness Book of World Records told the crowd around 11:30 a.m. With a confirmed total today of 1,093 participants, we have set the world record! According to VCB officials, the youngest registered participant was 6-week-old Quin Simpson of Lehigh Acres. Attendees came from as far away as Germany and Switzerland. All participants received a commemorative 2018 National Seashell Day T-shirt, hat and seashell necklace for taking part in the record attempt. Participants were also encouraged to bring a canned food or nonperishable item to benefit the United Ways support of area food banks. National Seashell Day was sponsored by The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, The Outrigger Beach Resort, Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce, LeeTran and AIM Engineering & Surveying, Inc. Participating local attractions, organizations and businesses included the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), Costco, Kona Ice, Key West Express, The Bagel Factory, DirecTV, Turtle Time, Inc., United Way and Conchalele Bob MacPhail. Holly Smith, Sanibel City Councilwoman and local business owner, was among the crowd participating in the world record attempt. I came certainly to support the VCB, but also to have fun and be a part of the record, said Smith. I thought it was great, seeing so many people having fun. There were just so many smiling faces. Last weeks event wasnt the first time that locals attempted to shatter a shell-related world record. Back in 2012, as part of the Sanibel Shell Festivals 75th annual Shellabration, more than 800 people gathered at Bowmans Beach on Sanibel while attempting to shatter the existing record mark in the Largest Treasure Hunt Game category. For more than the required 30 seconds, the mass of shell seekers bent over on the sand, performing the Sanibel Stoop under the watchful eye of Guinness Book of World Records representatives and volunteer witnesses to the display. Sanibels record for Largest Treasure Hunt Game stood for several years until a gathering in Greece, held in February 2017, established the new mark with 1,384 participants.


RIVER deaRPharmacistSix Ways To Relieve Itchy Red Eyesby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers:My eyes are driving me crazy, and I thought Id share what I know with you in case you are feeling the same way right about now. For me, its a triple hit from the smoke generated by fires nearby in Colorado, the ragweed pollen and some drywall dust kicked up when I demod a fireplace in my new home. Heres a sample of what Ive been doing to tame the red so that people stop asking if I was up all night drinking, lol, which I was not I assure you! I cant list everything here due to space considerations, so if youd like the complete list of my home remedies, sign up for my newsletter at www.suzycohen. com and Ill email it to you on Tuesday. 1. Dry up: Take an oral antihistamine such as Loratadine (Claritin). I am taking about a half tablet daily with a natural supplement that Ill tell you about in my longer article on my website. Now that youve got your antihistamine on board, proceed to step 2. 2. Wash your eyes: Irrigate your eye with saline and a sterile eye cup. Your local pharmacy, department store or online e-tailer has Bausch & Lombs brand of eye wash or irrigating eye wash or a similar brand of saline that comes with an eye cup. You do not want contact lens cleaner, you want to basically rinse your eye out. Its similar to opening your eye underwater in a pool, you just have to do it. 3. Apply a cold compress: Take a clean washcloth, dip it in ice water and wring out, then apply. I like to take them and fold the washcloth in half, then roll it up tightly. The ends of the washcloth will now fit into your eye socket, and it is such sweet relief! Be intelligent and apply sparingly, you just want to cool your eye for a few seconds, so dont hurt yourself. 4. Get the red out: You can choose what you like, or can afford. I use various ones including Zaditor because this lasts 12 hours, and contains a histamine blocker only (Ketotifen), whereas most eye drops contain an antihistamine as well as a vasoconstrictor. If youre looking for that type of combination, try Opcon or Visine, or their store-brand generic equivalents which will save you money. 5. Lie down and breathe: Buy an eye pillow, preferably unscented and put it in the freezer for 15 minutes. You can always store yours in there, thats what I do. Put it on your eyes and just breathe. Mmm. 6. Look like a diva: Cucumber slices on the eyelids you see this all the time in spa pictures and the reason is that cucumbers reduce eye inflammation and theyll temporarily hide the fact that you pulled an all-nighter last night, played with your neighbors cat or went horseback riding through ragweed. You can apply them topically, or better yet, juice cucumbers along with some carrots and celery and drink it. 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 29, 201824 Doctor and DieticianTreatment For Back Painby Ross Hauser, MD and Marion Hauser, MS, RDAlmost everyone has dealt with back pain at some point in their life. Back pain is often due to injury, which may occur from repeated heavy lifting or a sudden awkward movement that strains back muscles and spinal ligaments. At times, just the muscle is tweaked, and a few days later, the muscle is healed and youre back to normal. But when pain becomes chronic, low back pain can be disabling, interfering with life as you know it. There are numerous treatments aimed at providing relief for nagging back pain. Cortisone and steroid injections are common, but unfortunately, these injections provide only temporary relief and are harmful to the soft tissue over the long-term. Pain medications are also common, and although they provide pain relief, they do not repair the underlying issue and can lead to an endless and possibly dangerous dependency cycle. The underlying, and frequently missed, problem is often ligament damage causing joint instability. Ligaments aid in the stability of the back, so when they are injured, instability results. When standing, bending and turning, the ligaments in the back work to keep motion in check, allowing the vertebrae to move, but not letting them move too much. Injured ligaments become weak and stretched out, like an overstretched rubber band, void of elasticity and unable to efficiently do their job. Ligaments are also full of nerves, so when you go about your daily activities and bend or twist or even sit too long, those nerves get tweaked. The treatment used to repair ligaments in the lower back is known as prolotherapy. It is a regenerative method for long-term stability, unlike cortisone, which is temporary and degenerative over the long term. Popular prolotherapy solutions can include a persons own healing cells, such as platelet rich plasma (PRP) or stem cells. 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@ Diabetes PreventionHave you been told that you have Prediabetes? Would you like to learn about a variety of tools that have been proven to prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 Diabetes? Lee Health is offering a free program on Wednesdays at The Sanctuary from 9 to 10 a.m. The programs are designed to help participants make modest lifestyle changes and cut their risk of Type 2 diabetes by more than half. This yearlong program with weekly meetings for the first six months, then once or twice a month for the second six months, is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Information presented in the workshop can help you become empowered to prevent Type 2 diabetes. Learn about the benefits of physical activity; manage symptoms of stress, make smarter decisions related to healthy eating, and tips to stay motivated. Participants will receive a participant guide to use as an ongoing reference tool once the classes are completed. The Sanctuary is located at 8960 Colonial Center Drive in Fort Myers. Seating is limited and registration is required. Call 424-3127 for more information. Officer Of The Year NomineesThe Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is excited to announce the nominees for the 2018 Officer of the Year award, recognized annually at the Law & Order Ball. Now in its fifth year, the Law & Order Ball pays tribute to seven of Lee Countys local law enforcement agencies for their commitment to public safety. Participating agencies may nominate up to five officers for the Officer of the Year award. To be considered, a nominee must be a full-time sworn officer who is employed by and in good standing with their nominating agency. Nominees must also consistently go beyond the call of duty, as characterized by serving as a role model for others, the totality of their contribution to the agency and community throughout the year, and extraordinary actions considered beyond their expected job responsibilities. The following law enforcement officers were nominated to be the 2018 Officer of the Year: K-9 Officer Stephen Scrobe, Cape Coral Police Department Detective Nick Jones, Cape Coral Police Department Sergeant Domonic Zammit, Fort Myers Police Department Officer Emelia Lock, Fort Myers Police Department Patrolman Lamar Campbell, Fort Myers Police Department Detective Joe Anderson, Florida Gulf Coast University Police Department Sergeant Sylvester Smalls, Lee County Sheriffs Office Deputy First Class Michael B. Elkady, Lee County Sheriffs Office Deputy Sheriff Michael Truscott, Lee County Sheriffs Office Deputy Sheriff Alexander Aguilar, Lee County Sheriffs Office Deputy First Class Richard Castellon, Lee County Sheriffs Office Officer Kory McCloughen, Sanibel Police Department Five finalists will be announced in advance of this years Law and Order Ball, and one officer will be announced as the prestigious Officer of the Year at the gala. Nominees were selected from the following Lee County agencies: Cape Coral Police Department, Florida Gulf Coast University Police Department, Florida Southwestern State College Police Department, Fort Myers Police Department, Lee County Port Authority Police Department, Lee County Sheriffs Office and Sanibel Police Department. The Law & Order Ball will take place on Saturday, September 15 at Germain Arena. Individual registration for the evening celebration is $175 per person and $1,750 for a table seating 10 guests. Now in its fifth year, the black-tie optional gala is hosted annually by the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South and is open to the public. Paying tribute to Lee County law enforcement officers, the event raises funds for the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South Foundation, which provides grants to Lee County law enforcement agencies and local non-profit organizations. Creighton Construction and Development has returned as the Law & Order Balls presenting sponsor. Additional sponsors include: The Eventful Company, RapidPrint, Edison National Bank, Fort Myers Police Department, Henderson, Franklin Attorneys at Law, Siesta Pebble, Southwest Florida Public Service Academy, Suncoast Credit Union, Aubuchon Team of Companies, Bank of the Ozarks, Finemark Bank, Florida Power & Light, Markham Norton Mosteller & Wright, Millennium Physicians Group, Round Table Provisions and Pushing the Envelope. Sponsors, silent auction items, and other contributions are still needed for this years program. For more information about the event, to become a sponsor, or to make a contribution, visit www. or contact info@ Our email address is


THE RIVER JUNE 29, 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 LeagueKristmas And BiscuitHi there! We are Kristmas and Biscuit. We are both 8-years old, neutered and up to date on all vaccines. We are about to lose the only home that we have known our entire lives. Our human mother has to move into an assisted living facility, and she cant take us with her. We need to stay together because all we have now is each other. We are very friendly and well-behaved boys. Our scratch posts, toys, food and litter boxes will come with us, and it will help us feel at home to have our own things. Biscuit is a dark tabby with beautiful, bright, green eyes and a cute little, white chin. I am a red tabby, with four white paws and an adorable face. Call Marcy with Haven on Earth Animal League at 410-9983 to learn more about us. We are being cared for by Haven on Earth Animal League. For more information, call Diane at 860-833-4472 or email Biscuit Kristmas Lee County Domestic Animal ServicesLexi And MiaHello, my name is Lexi. I am a 3-year-old female American staffordshire terrier mix who was found wandering around inside a Publix. Remember the book and movie Because of Winn-Dixie about a little girl who finds a dog inside a grocery store? The little girls life changed for the better because of that loveable mutt and yours can too if you come and fall in love with me. I have a positive Life is Good attitude that is infectious. My adoption fee is $30. Hi, Im Mia. I am a 1-year-old female domestic shorthair who came to Lee County Domestic Animal Services with three of my sisters. Whenever we pass each other, we bump heads to greet each other. I am very affectionate and like to be next to you. Right now, all cats are adopt one get a feline friend free so you can take one of my sisters home as well. My adoption fee is 20. 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. Lexi ID# A653115 Mia ID# A741975


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THE RIVER JUNE 29, 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 29Grouper Sliders with New Potato Salad 8 (3-ounce) grouper fillets, sliced thin 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning 8 small rolls 1 small head romaine lettuce, shredded 2 tomatoes, sliced 1 red onion, sliced thin 1 tablespoon oil for cooking 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1/2 lemon, juiced 1 teaspoon paprika Cayenne pepper to taste Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Preheat a large saut pan over medium-high heat. Lightly season the grouper fillets with Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper. Put the cooking oil in the preheated pan, and carefully add the seasoned fish fillets to the pan. Cook fillets for about 2 minutes on each side depending on thickness until golden brown and cooked throughout. Place fillets on cut open rolls. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, paprika and cayenne. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Assemble sliders using lemon mayo, lettuce, tomato and red onion. Use a bamboo skewer if needed to keep sliders standing. Serve with potato salad. New Potato Salad 6 cups new potatoes, quartered, cooked and cooled 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1/2 cup assorted color bell peppers, diced 1/2 cup red onion, diced 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Combine all ingredients into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Stir ingredients to completely combine. Taste potato salad and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve cold. Grouper Sliders with New Potato Salad p hoto courtesy Fresh From Florida


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HighLowHighLow Fri3:24 am6:49 am12:43 pm9:22 pm Sat3:51 am7:28 am1:20 pm9:56 pm Sun4:17 am8:15 am2:01 pm10:31 pm Mon4:44 am9:10 am2:44 pm11:07 pm Tue5:16 am10:14 am3:34 pm11:45 pm Wed5:50 am11:27 am4:31 pmNone Thu6:26 am12:24 am5:40 pm12:48 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri6:29 am12:03 am3:48 pm10:03 am Sat6:56 am12:36 am4:25 pm10:42 am Sun7:22 am1:10 am5:06 pm11:29 am Mon7:49 am1:45 am5:49 pm12:24 pm Tue8:21 am2:21 am6:39 pm1:28 pm Wed8:55 am2:59 am7:36 pm2:41 pm Thu9:31 am3:38 am8:45 pm4:02 pm WEDNESDAYFew Showers High: 88 Low: 78 MONDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 89 Low: 79 SATURDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 92 Low: 81 FRIDAYFe w Showers High: 89 Low: 79 Island Sun Weather Outlook June 29, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYC loudy High: 90 Low: 80 TUESDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 91 Low: 77 THURSDAYFe w Showers High: 90 Low: 76 Day HighLowHighLow Fri4:19 am6:47 am1:38 pm9:20 pm Sat4:46 am7:26 am2:15 pm9:54 pm Sun5:12 am8:13 am2:56 pm10:29 pm Mon5:39 am9:08 am3:39 pm11:05 pm Tue6:11 am10:12 am4:29 pm11:43 pm Wed6:45 am11:25 am5:26 pmNone Thu7:21 am12:22 am6:35 pm12:46 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:22 am8:29 am1:49 pm9:43 pm Sat4:14 am9:11 am2:26 pm10:21 pm Sun4:55 am9:50 am3:19 pm10:55 pm Mon5:30 am10:28 am4:17 pm11:26 pm Tue6:04 am11:06 am5:06 pm11:57 pm Wed6:36 am11:50 am5:52 pmNone Thu7:07 am12:27 am6:42 pm12:47 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:24 am6:49 am12:43 pm9:22 pm Sat3:51 am7:28 am1:20 pm9:56 pm Sun4:17 am8:15 am2:01 pm10:31 pm Mon4:44 am9:10 am2:44 pm11:07 pm Tue5:16 am10:14 am3:34 pm11:45 pm Wed5:50 am11:27 am4:31 pmNone Thu6:26 am12:24 am5:40 pm12:48 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri6:29 am12:03 am3:48 pm10:03 am Sat6:56 am12:36 am4:25 pm10:42 am Sun7:22 am1:10 am5:06 pm11:29 am Mon7:49 am1:45 am5:49 pm12:24 pm Tue8:21 am2:21 am6:39 pm1:28 pm Wed8:55 am2:59 am7:36 pm2:41 pm Thu9:31 am3:38 am8:45 pm4:02 pm WEDNESDAYFew Showers High: 88 Low: 78 MONDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 89 Low: 79 SATURDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 92 Low: 81 FRIDAYFe w Showers High: 89 Low: 79 Island Sun Weather Outlook June 29, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYC loudy High: 90 Low: 80 TUESDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 91 Low: 77 THURSDAYFe w Showers High: 90 Low: 76 Day HighLowHighLow Fri4:19 am6:47 am1:38 pm9:20 pm Sat4:46 am7:26 am2:15 pm9:54 pm Sun5:12 am8:13 am2:56 pm10:29 pm Mon5:39 am9:08 am3:39 pm11:05 pm Tue6:11 am10:12 am4:29 pm11:43 pm Wed6:45 am11:25 am5:26 pmNone Thu7:21 am12:22 am6:35 pm12:46 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:22 am8:29 am1:49 pm9:43 pm Sat4:14 am9:11 am2:26 pm10:21 pm Sun4:55 am9:50 am3:19 pm10:55 pm Mon5:30 am10:28 am4:17 pm11:26 pm Tue6:04 am11:06 am5:06 pm11:57 pm Wed6:36 am11:50 am5:52 pmNone Thu7:07 am12:27 am6:42 pm12:47 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:24 am6:49 am12:43 pm9:22 pm Sat3:51 am7:28 am1:20 pm9:56 pm Sun4:17 am8:15 am2:01 pm10:31 pm Mon4:44 am9:10 am2:44 pm11:07 pm Tue5:16 am10:14 am3:34 pm11:45 pm Wed5:50 am11:27 am4:31 pmNone Thu6:26 am12:24 am5:40 pm12:48 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri6:29 am12:03 am3:48 pm10:03 am Sat6:56 am12:36 am4:25 pm10:42 am Sun7:22 am1:10 am5:06 pm11:29 am Mon7:49 am1:45 am5:49 pm12:24 pm Tue8:21 am2:21 am6:39 pm1:28 pm Wed8:55 am2:59 am7:36 pm2:41 pm Thu9:31 am3:38 am8:45 pm4:02 pm WEDNESDAYFew Showers High: 88 Low: 78 MONDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 89 Low: 79 SATURDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 92 Low: 81 FRIDAYFe w Showers High: 89 Low: 79 Island Sun Weather Outlook June 29, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYC loudy High: 90 Low: 80 TUESDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 91 Low: 77 THURSDAYFe w Showers High: 90 Low: 76 Day HighLowHighLow Fri4:19 am6:47 am1:38 pm9:20 pm Sat4:46 am7:26 am2:15 pm9:54 pm Sun5:12 am8:13 am2:56 pm10:29 pm Mon5:39 am9:08 am3:39 pm11:05 pm Tue6:11 am10:12 am4:29 pm11:43 pm Wed6:45 am11:25 am5:26 pmNone Thu7:21 am12:22 am6:35 pm12:46 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:22 am8:29 am1:49 pm9:43 pm Sat4:14 am9:11 am2:26 pm10:21 pm Sun4:55 am9:50 am3:19 pm10:55 pm Mon5:30 am10:28 am4:17 pm11:26 pm Tue6:04 am11:06 am5:06 pm11:57 pm Wed6:36 am11:50 am5:52 pmNone Thu7:07 am12:27 am6:42 pm12:47 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:24 am6:49 am12:43 pm9:22 pm Sat3:51 am7:28 am1:20 pm9:56 pm Sun4:17 am8:15 am2:01 pm10:31 pm Mon4:44 am9:10 am2:44 pm11:07 pm Tue5:16 am10:14 am3:34 pm11:45 pm Wed5:50 am11:27 am4:31 pmNone Thu6:26 am12:24 am5:40 pm12:48 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri6:29 am12:03 am3:48 pm10:03 am Sat6:56 am12:36 am4:25 pm10:42 am Sun7:22 am1:10 am5:06 pm11:29 am Mon7:49 am1:45 am5:49 pm12:24 pm Tue8:21 am2:21 am6:39 pm1:28 pm Wed8:55 am2:59 am7:36 pm2:41 pm Thu9:31 am3:38 am8:45 pm4:02 pm WEDNESDAYFew Showers High: 88 Low: 78 MONDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 89 Low: 79 SATURDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 92 Low: 81 FRIDAYFe w Showers High: 89 Low: 79 Island Sun Weather Outlook June 29, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYC loudy High: 90 Low: 80 TUESDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 91 Low: 77 THURSDAYFe w Showers High: 90 Low: 76 Day HighLowHighLow Fri4:19 am6:47 am1:38 pm9:20 pm Sat4:46 am7:26 am2:15 pm9:54 pm Sun5:12 am8:13 am2:56 pm10:29 pm Mon5:39 am9:08 am3:39 pm11:05 pm Tue6:11 am10:12 am4:29 pm11:43 pm Wed6:45 am11:25 am5:26 pmNone Thu7:21 am12:22 am6:35 pm12:46 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:22 am8:29 am1:49 pm9:43 pm Sat4:14 am9:11 am2:26 pm10:21 pm Sun4:55 am9:50 am3:19 pm10:55 pm Mon5:30 am10:28 am4:17 pm11:26 pm Tue6:04 am11:06 am5:06 pm11:57 pm Wed6:36 am11:50 am5:52 pmNone Thu7:07 am12:27 am6:42 pm12:47 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:24 am6:49 am12:43 pm9:22 pm Sat3:51 am7:28 am1:20 pm9:56 pm Sun4:17 am8:15 am2:01 pm10:31 pm Mon4:44 am9:10 am2:44 pm11:07 pm Tue5:16 am10:14 am3:34 pm11:45 pm Wed5:50 am11:27 am4:31 pmNone Thu6:26 am12:24 am5:40 pm12:48 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri6:29 am12:03 am3:48 pm10:03 am Sat6:56 am12:36 am4:25 pm10:42 am Sun7:22 am1:10 am5:06 pm11:29 am Mon7:49 am1:45 am5:49 pm12:24 pm Tue8:21 am2:21 am6:39 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THE RIVER JUNE 29, 2018 29 KING CROSSWORD SUPER CROSSWORD MAGIC MAZE SUDOKU PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF JULY 2, 2018Aries (March 21 to April 19) Before you adventurous Arians charge right into those new projects, take a little time to learn where youll be going so you can avoid getting lost before you get there. Taurus (April 20 to May 20) Your time is devoted to career demands through much of the week. But Venus, who rules your sign, might be planning how (and with whom) youll spend your weekend. Gemini (May 21 to June 20) Dont be put off by the surprising turn in the way your project is developing. Youve invested enough time in it to know how to make all the necessary adjustments. Cancer (June 21 to July 22) The work week goes smoothly for the most part. But a weekend visit to a place in your past could hold surprises for your future, especially where romance is involved. Leo (July 23 to August 22) A sudden attack of shyness for the usually loquacious Lion could be a sign that deep down youre not sure enough about what (or whom) you had planned to talk up in public. Virgo (August 23 to September 22) Deal with that job-related problem on-site -that is, at the workplace. Avoid taking it home, where it can spoil those important personal plans youve made. Libra (September 23 to October 22) Its a good time to let those favorable comments about your business dealings be known to those in a position to be helpful. Dont hide your light; let it shine. Scorpio (October 23 to November 21) Avoid added pressure to finish a project on deadline by steering clear of distractions. To put it somewhat poetically: Time for fun -when your tasks are done. Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21) You might be uneasy about an offer from a longtime colleague. But before you reject it, study it. You might be surprised at what it actually contains. Capricorn (December 22 to January 19) Deal firmly with a difficult family matter. Its your strength they need right now. You can show your emotions when the situation begins to ease up. Aquarius (January 20 to February 18) A recent dispute with some co-workers might not have been completely resolved. But other colleagues will be only too happy to offer support of your actions. Pisces (February 19 to March 20) Let go of that Piscean pride long enough to allow someone to help you with a surprising development. That could make it easier for you to adjust to the change. Born This Week: Your willingness to open up to possibilities is why people like you are often among our most popular political leaders. On July 7, 1797, for the first time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives votes to impeach a federal officer. Sen. William Blount of Tennessee was charged with a high misdemeanor for entering into a conspiracy with British officers to enlist frontiersmen and Cherokee Indians to aid the British. On July 3, 1863, on the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lees last attempt at breaking the Union line ends in disastrous failure, bringing the most decisive battle of the American Civil War to an end. The tally: 23,000 killed, wounded or missing Union soldiers. The Confederates suffered some 25,000 casualties. On July 4, 1919, challenger Jack Dempsey defeats heavyweight champion Jess Willard in searing 110-degree heat in Toledo, Ohio, to win the heavyweight championship of the world. The Manassa Mauler bested Willard in 10 minutes. On July 6, 1933, Major League Baseballs first All-Star Game takes place at Chicagos Comiskey Park. The event was designed to bolster the sport and improve its reputation during the darkest days of the Great Depression. On July 8, 1950, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, the hero of the war against Japan, is appointed head of the United Nations Command by President Harry Truman. Truman fired MacArthur nine months later after he defied the president and threatened to escalate hostilities with China. On July 5, 1975, although seemingly past his prime, Arthur Ashe defeats a heavily favored Jimmy Connors to become the first black man ever to win Wimbledon, the most coveted championship in tennis. On July 2, 1992, the 1 millionth Corvette, a white LT1 roadster with a red interior and a black roof the same colors as the original 1953 model rolls off the assembly line in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It was noted 20th-century American novelist, short story writer and journalist Ernest Hemingway who made the following sage observation: When you stop doing things for fun you might as well be dead. You might be surprised to learn that the largest irrigated crop in the United States isnt soybeans, wheat or even corn; its grass mostly in lawns, parks and golf courses. The next time you see a shampoo commercial and note how creamy and frothy the lather seems to be, keep this in mind: The model in the advertisement probably has either laundry detergent or frothed egg whites on her hair. You may be among those people who think good deeds and selfless acts are on the decline. If so, consider this story: In 2010, an employee at a recycling company came across 23 U.S. savings bonds while sorting through a bin of discarded papers. Instead of trying to cash the $22,000 worth of bonds himself, Mike Rodgers decided to track down the owner. It turned out that the woman who had bought the bonds, Martha Dobbins, had been dead for almost two decades. Rodgers didnt give up, though; he began a search for Robert Roberts, who was also named on the bonds. Though the name is common and Rodgers hit many dead ends, he eventually located the correct Robert Roberts, the son of Martha Dobbins. Roberts hadnt even been aware of the bonds existence. Rodgers, his good deed finally being done, refused a reward. Ever wonder what the opposite of reverse is? Its obverse the front or principal part of an object. On a coin, for instance, the obverse is heads and the reverse is tails. The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly, terribly deceived. THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY SCRAMBLERS TRIVIA TEST 1. Hummingbird 2. The Half Moon 3. Crookshanks 4. Pita 5. 1 Timothy 6:10 6. Rome, Italy 7. Jethro Tull 8. Obsidian 9. 1666 10. in the year of the Lord. TRIVIA ANSWERS 1. Animal Kingdom : What is the only bird that can fly backward with precision? 2. Explor ers: What was the name of the ship that explorer Henry Hudson sailed up a river that bears his name today? 3. Literatur e: What was the name of Hermiones pet cat in the Harry Potter book series? 4. Food & Drink : What type of bread also is commonly known as pocket bread? 5. Bible : In which book does the phrase the love of money is the root of all evil appear? 6. Geography : Where is the famed Trevi Fountain located? 7. Music : Which band was named after an 18th century agriculturalist who invented the seed drill? 8. Geology : What kind of black, glass-like rock forms when magma cools suddenly? 9. History : When did the great fire of London occur? 10. Language : What is the meaning of the Latin phrase anno domini?


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THE RIVER JUNE 29, 2018 31 Top 10 Real Estate SalesCourtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTour De Turtles To Begin August 1Mainsail Lodging & Developments newest property Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club is co-sponsoring a nesting female loggerhead sea turtle Bortie in the 11th Annual Tour de Turtles. The Tampabased hospitality company is the same company bringing the Luminary Hotel & Co. to downtown Fort Myers and plans to play an integral role in the community just like in Anna Maria Island and Tampa. Created by the Sea Turtle Conservancy, the annual Tour de Turtles marathon event uses satellite telemetry to track the migration of turtles released from beaches in Costa Rica, Panama, Nevis, Anna Maria Island and other parts of Florida. A crowd of locals, staff and volunteers from Waterline and Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch & Shorebird Monitoring (AMITW) were on hand recently to watch as Bortie was released from Coquina Beach near Anna Maria Island, where she successfully laid her eggs. Bortie and the other Tour de Turtles competitors will be tracked for three months using satellite telemetry to record their location and distance travelled. The data will be uploaded to interactive maps on the Sea Turtle Conservancys website. This years race begins August 1 and the turtle that travels the most miles over the threemonth period will be announced as the winner of this years marathon. Last year, Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club tagged and released a nesting female loggerhead sea turtle Eliza Ann in the 10th Annual Tour de Turtles. Eliza Ann captured first place in the race and second place in Peoples Choice. Bortie is one of the sea turtle competitors involved in the Tour de Turtles photo provided HortoonsPool Party FrenzyThe very imaginative senior dance team The Calendar Girls joined Pool Party Frenzy at Lee County Domestic Animal Services in Fort Myers. For more information, visit The Calendar Girls joined the pool party photo provided Subdivision City Year BuiltSquare FootageListing Price Selling Price Days On Market Hercules Park Fort Myers Beach 2015 3,774 $3,398,000 $3,300,000 39 Cape Coral Cape Coral 2016 5,144 $2,750,000 $2,650,000 152 Sanibel Estates Sanibel 2002 2,962 $1,495,000 $1,413,000 84 Cape Coral Cape Coral 2002 5,487 $1,150,000 $1,050,000 31 The Dunes Sanibel 2003 2,986 $1,149,000 $975,000 126 Goldcrest Bonita Springs 1992 3,216 $1,075,900 $985,000 353 Imperial Shores Bonita Springs 1975 2,377 $799,900 $790,000 13 Sanctuary Bonita Springs 2000 3,422 $739,000 $675,000 332 Palm Acres Fort Myers 1987 2,264 $699,000 $677,030 149 Town And River Fort Myers 1971 2,444 $695,000 $661,700 102


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