FREETake Me Home VOL. 17, NO. 28 JULY 13, 2018From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort Myers Weather and Tides pa ge 28The large Mysore fig tree that once stood next to the fence along McGregor Boulevard on the Edison estate was one of the trees the site lost during Hurricane Irma. Edison & Ford Winter Estates is offering the public an opportunity to purchase wood from the tree and a chance to own a piece of history. The Mysore fig stood about 80 feet tall and the root mass was approximately 30 feet in diameter. The tree has been cut into 15 slabs of wood that can be used for table tops or artwork. The slabs were cut from the buttress roots, the distinctive, flared trunk part of the tree. Two different sizes are available for purchase. Large slabs (5-foot by 6-foot) are priced at $600 and small (4-foot by 4-foot) are $300. A certificate of authenticity will be provided with each slab. Proceeds from the sale of the wood will go toward garden restoration, giving the public an opportunity to help restore the historic botanic gardens. The slabs will be sold by appointment through Sherri Muske at 335-3677. For anyone looking to own a smaller token of history, free wood scraps from other trees will be available to the public on Monday, July 23 beginning at 10 a.m. on a first-come basis. Wood scraps will be available for pick up at 2133 Larchmont Avenue in Fort Myers. Wood slabs from the Mysore fig tree at Edison & Ford Winter Estates are available for sale photos provided Mysore fig slabs can be made into a table or other art form like this example from FunktionhouseWood From Estates Mysore Fig Tree AvailableMobile Mollusk Display Visits Childrens Hospitalby Jeff LysiakLast week at Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers, two representatives from the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum on Sanibel spent the morning visiting with young patients and sharing their knowledge of shells via the Mollusks on the Move program. Leigh Gay, the museums outreach coordinator, and Shell Ambassador Kelle Covington, brought four different species of live shells including a pair of lettered olives, a sharks eye, two fighting conchs and a Florida horse conch to show the young patients staying at the hospital. Most of the kids are amazed that theyre real, said Gay, who was conducting her fourth presentation for patients at the hospital on July 3. All of the kids know what seashells are, but theyve never seen them alive. But once they see them moving around, they start asking great questions. Developed last year with a mission of connecting local children with the natural world through their love of seashells, the Mollusks on the Move program has reached more than 3,000 students in Lee, Collier, Hendry and Sarasota counties at schools, county parks, camps and community gatherings. During last weeks presentation, Gay opened each container containing the live shells. She told the youngsters continued on page 23 Leigh Gay showing a fighting conch to patient Candace Boone, 11 photos by Jeff Lysiak Leigh Gay sharing information about mollusks with 7-year-old patient Brianna Merced
Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Railway Express Shipped It Allby Gerri Reaves, PhDDuring its approximately half-century as the railway express agency, the unassuming building in the 1925 photo shipped some consequential cargo live animals such as alligators and bobcats, guarded supplies for World War II military bases, mounted tarpon catches and heaven knows how much citrus and cut flowers. The American Railway Express functioned much as UPS or FedEx does today. From this 1923 building on Peck Street (todays Widman Way), it provided nationwide rail service delivery and handled cargo for the Atlantic Coastline Railroad (ACL). In 1941, a customer could ship a bushel of fresh, carefully packed citrus to Delaware for only $1.10 or to New York for $1.25. In the early 1920s, there were plans to construct a large Spanish Mission-style building for the agency, which later became simply the Railway Express Agency or REA. Those plans were concurrent with the construction of the ACLs Spanish missionstyle passenger depot at Peck and Jackson. (That depot, which opened in 1924, is currently being renovated as the Southwest Florida Community Foundations Collaboratory.) However, that large REA building never materialized. Instead, a temporary express office was set up for a brief time in the new depot until the building in the historic photo was completed in 1923. The slender and rectangular stucco and brick building bisects the block between Hendry and Jackson. For decades, multiple rail lines ran down Peck Street, passing by the REA and curving north to Monroe Street, the ACL freight depot and the packing plants on the riverfront. The business thrived, so much so that during the tourist or holiday season it sometimes had to open up additional space in their previous downtown quarters to store the high volume of shipments. During WWII, the agency was designated by the U.S. government to collect over five or idle tires to be used in the war effort. Motorists were requested to turn in tires immediately by contacting the Railway Express, which picked up the tires and issued a receipt for the going price. A check would be sent to the former tire owner. The role of the railroad gradually diminished in Fort Myers as the car, modern roads and air travel took over. And even the cut-flower industry one of the REAs biggest shippers waned by the 1960s. The rail tracks were removed from Monroe in the 1960s, and the last passenger departed the ACL depot in 1971. By the 1970s, the REA building housed a mattress factory. In recent years, antique shops have been located there. One tribute to the historic REA came in the early 2000s, when internationally known urban-expressionist artist Marcus Jansen featured it in his work, Fancy Flamingo, named for the antique business then in residence. Walk down to Widman Way to see the express office where everything from citrus and gladioli to alligators and over five tires left Fort Myers for the wide world. Then visit the following two research centers to learn more about how goods were shipped and received in early Fort Myers. 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 www.swflhistoricalsociety.org for more information. The Lee County Black History Society is located at 1936 Henderson Avenue, adjacent to the Williams Academy Museum at Roberto Clemente Park. Hours for the all-volunteer, non-profit organization are Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday by appointment only. For more information, call 332-8778 or visit www.leecountyblackhistorysociety.org. Sources: The Archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society and Fort Myers Press. THE RIVER JULY 13, 20182 Antique shops have been located in the building in recent years. The lifting door on the right is an addition to the original structure. Behind it, trucks loaded and unloaded. photo by Gerri Reaves The American Railway Express office opened in 1923 on Peck Street, todays Widman Way photo courtesy IMAG History & Science Center 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@example.com. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: www.IslandSunNews.com
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THE RIVER JULY 13, 20184 Tattoo Brings $10,000 Donation To SalusCareIt may be just a small apple tattoo to some people, but its worth $10,000 to SalusCare, the areas most comprehensive provider of treatment for individuals with mental health and substance use issues. Thats how much Mr. Greens Produce paid to SalusCare after 10 people accepted the challenge to have the companys apple logo tattooed on their bodies in exchange for a $1,000 donation each to SalusCare. The fundraiser was the brainchild of Amy Dimon, general manager of the west coast division of Mr. Greens Produce, which supplies restaurants, hotels and other food service providers. I owe my life to SalusCare. I wouldnt be here today if it wasnt for the treatment I received and the skills I learned that have helped me celebrate 11 years of sobriety, Dimon said. The $10,000 gift is the largest sponsorship SalusCare has ever received, according to SalusCare CEO Stacey Cook. As a result, the non-profit is naming Mr. Greens Produce as the Title/Presenting Sponsor of SalusCares signature fundraiser, Laughter Is the Best Medicine Comedy Night to be held August 18 at the Broadway Palm. What Amy has accomplished in such a short time is nothing short of phenomenal. She is an inspiration to others in recovery from substance abuse, Cook said. Dimon became hooked on opioids at age 14 after receiving prescription painkillers to treat chronic pain associated with Crohns disease. When she was in her early 20s, her mother found her in her driveway unconscious and barely alive after she overdosed on Xanax and methadone. Dimon spent 12 days in intensive care but she continued abusing drugs until she was 30. Then she checked herself into Southwest Florida Addiction Services (now known as SalusCare). I had nothing no money, no job, no shoes, no high school diploma, just nothing, she said. She went through the detoxification program, residential program and the womens halfway house and learned a whole new way of living. Today, she has a degree in computer information technology, is an executive with Mr. Greens Produce and is a member of the SalusCare Development Committee. Dimon asked her boss, Mr. Greens Produce Owner Peter Politis, when they were going to have the apple tattoos done together. His response was that he would give her $1,000 if she had the apple tattoo. Dimon thought about it and asked Politis if he would give the $1,000 to SalusCare instead. Knowing that SalusCare was looking for sponsors for its Laughter Is the Best Medicine Comedy Night, she then asked if she got some friends together who would each have the apple tattoo, would Mr. Greens Produce donate $1,000 to SalusCare for every person who got the tattoo up to a maximum of 10 people? He agreed. Dimon posted the challenge on Facebook late that night. Within a few hours, 40 people said they would do it. Mr. Greens Produce got involved with SalusCare through Dimon. The firms success is driven by the passion of our team members, not only regarding the produce industry but also other facets of their lives. We will encourage and support these projects and give back to the communities we serve, Politis said. Altered Tattoo and Tattoo Artist Rob Plante agreed to donate the tattoos. More than 20 people lined up at Altered Tattoo June 24 to have the tattoo, even though the cash donation was limited to the first 10 people. Its just amazing how friends I havent seen in 22 years were there to show their support, Dimon said. My 76-year-old mother even got one of the tattoos. I couldnt be happier. During the Laughter Is the Best Medicine event, four local celebrities each will perform a five-minute stand-up routine for event attendees who will vote for the best comedic performance. An award also will be presented to the celebrity comic who raises the most money for SalusCare. The local celebrities who will exchange laughs for votes are Gina Birch, radio-television personality and wine aficionado; Dr. Michael Martin, Florida Gulf Coast University president; Eric Raddatz, Fort Myers Film Festival founder and Florida Weekly presentation editor; and Amy Bennett Williams, News-Press staff writer. Nationally recognized yet-to-beannounced comedians will round out the evening, said Marc Collins, SalusCare Development Committee co-chair. Funds raised at the event will be used to provide outpatient psychiatry and therapy to children and adolescents in our area whose families can least afford it. Tickets are $150 each, including heavy hors-doeuvres, drinks and the show. Tickets are available at www. saluscarecomedynight.org For more information about sponsorships, contact Vice President of Public Relations Todd Cordisco at 7911575 or at tcordisco@saluscareflorida. org. Apple tattoo photos provided Amy Dimon and Peter Politis Lee Virtual School Named Franchise Of The YearThe School District of Lee County has announced that Lee Virtual School is the Florida Virtual Schools Franchise of the Year for 2018. Its a reflection of the hard work of our students, teachers and parents, said Lee Virtual Principal Al Shilling. Lee Virtual School is about to enter its 10th year of educating students around Lee County. It offers online classes from kindergarten through 12th grade. This award honors the middle and high school program where students get all of their course work and instruction online. Since opening in 2009, Lee Virtual has seen its enrollment grow from about 1,000 students to now more than 5,000. Students are expected to attend daily and maintain pace with passing grades. We are happy to provide a revolutionary learning option for Lee County, Shilling says. The Franchise of the Year award is based on several criteria including the strength of Lee Virtuals partnership with Florida Virtual School, maintaining high ratings on Quality Assurance reports, classroom audits with a low percentage of concern reports, complying with FLVS Academic Integrity protocol and procedures, and with FLVS Teacher Training requirements and suggestions.
5 THE RIVER JULY 13, 2018 15120 HARBOUR ISLE DR. #302, FT. MYERS Hidden Gem in South Fort Myers $625,000 MLS 218032250 Toni Shoemaker 239.464.3645 HARBOUR ISLE Y & R CLUB 13901 BLENHEIM TRAIL RD., S. FT. MYERS Custom Built Executive Home $1,199,750 MLS 217020052 Roger Stening 239.770.4707 ST. CHARLES HARBOUR 880 DEAN WAY, FORT MYERS 3 BR, 2 BA, 2 Car Garage, 1,900+ S.F. $285,000 MLS 218032635Mark Hasson & Tina Tusack 954.696.1524 WHISKEY CREEK ESTATES 13400 CAUSEWAY PALMS CV., FT. MYERS On-Island Lifestyle, Off-Island Pricing $275,000 MLS 218036804 Scott Allan 239.333.3635 CAUSEWAY KEY 417 SW 49TH LN., CAPE CORAL 4 BR, 3 BA, Gulf Access $879,000 MLS 218040324 Team Peterson 239.470.2353 8 LAKES 971 S. TOWN & RIVER DR., FT. MYERS 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms $624,900 MLS 218043922Kelly Sackman, McMurray & Nette 239.810.7388 TOWN & RIVER 13950 BLENHEIM TRAIL RD., FT. MYERS Gated Community, 24-Hour Security $399,000 MLS 218043225 McMurray & Nette 239.850.7888 ST. CHARLES HARBOUR 4391 FOREMAST CT. #2C, FT. MYERS Yacht, Golf & Tennis Club $154,900 MLS 216013050 Thom Mueller 239.322.9364 THE LANDINGS 11321 LONGWATER CHASE CT., FT. MYERS 3,800 S.F. of Living, Corner Lot $979,000 MLS 218044039 Patti Testa 239.770.5445 GULF HARBOUR YACHT & CC 11620 COURT OF PALMS #204, FT. MYERS River Views, 3rd Floor Luxury Condo $525,000 MLS 217074760 Patti Testa 239.770.5445 GULF HARBOUR YACHT & CC 11701 OLIVETTI LN. #205, FT. MYERS Near Sanibel & Fort Myers Beaches $290,680 MLS 218033097Ross Winchel, Koffman & Assoc. 239.898.1214 MAJESTIC PALMS 4415 SE 20TH PL., CAPE CORAL Riverfront w/Oversized Backyard $744,900 MLS 217052226Yesi Snyder, Koffman & Assoc. 239.887.8339 ORCHID COMMUNITY 11701 OLIVETTI LN. #101, FT. MYERS New 3 BR, 2 BA Condo, 1,394 S.F. $230,100 MLS 218032925Ross Winchel, Koffman & Assoc. 239.898.1214 MAJESTIC PALMS SIESTA ISLES 18548 DEEP PASSAGE LN., FT. MYERS BEACH Oversized Bayfront Lot w/SW Exposure $1,500,000 MLS 217053397 Ed Biddison 239.218.7444 ST. CHARLES HARBOUR 13940 BLENHEIM TRAIL RD., FT. MYERS Spanish Colonial Style on Preserve $1,849,000 MLS 218042266 McMurray & Nette 239.850.78881522 MCGREGOR RESERVE DR., FT. MYERS Pristine Condition, 4,410 S.F. $845,000 MLS 218037200 Elaine Sawyer 239.940.1386 MCGREGOR RESERVE OPEN 7/15 12:00PM 4:00PM OPEN 7/14 1:00PM 3:00PM OPEN DAILY 12:00PM 4:00PM OPEN 7/15 11:30AM 3:30PM NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW PRICE NEW PRICE
THE RIVER JULY 13, 20186 Fort Myers Art: Applications Accepted For ArtFest Fort Myers by Tom HallArtFest Fort Myers is now accepting applications for participation in its 2019 juried show. Featuring the work of 200 artists, ArtFest Fort Myers attracted 90,000 art lovers and collectors to the largest outdoor gallery in Southwest Florida on the first weekend in February in 2018. Attendance continues to grow. Why apply to participate at ArtFest Fort Myers? Creating an artwork-selling festival for artists is the focus of our year-round professional staff, with 19 years of consistent management, stated an ArtFest official in its call to artists. Targeting art buyers throughout Southwest Florida and beyond from Marco Island to Sarasota and east to West Palm Beach our promotional campaign includes all forms of media. We also understand the importance of providing great artist amenities over festival weekend to ensure that our artists are stress free and ready to share their work with our dedicated attendees. How are festival artists chosen? Each October, ArtFest Fort Myers brings together a panel of professional artists who view submitted images and score each applying artist on a range of one to seven points. The artists with the highest scores are then invited to participate in ArtFest. Our jury panel varies each year but always represents a broad base of expertise with regard to artistic mediums theirs is the difficult task of evaluating who is the best-ofthe-best from the hundreds of artists who wish to join ArtFest Fort Myers, ArtFest officials point out. Our jury process is open to artists and patrons please contact us for more information. ArtFest Fort Myers works year-round to produce a creative community celebration that also includes: Publix Art Yard, an interactive arts/ crafts area for children, including a children only shopping gallery and youth stage performances. Art Under 20, an exhibition and competition for Lee County high school students, offering cash awards (sponsored by Suncoast Credit Union). Chalk Block, a weekend high school sidewalk chalk competition mentored by professional chalk artists (sponsored by Truly Nolen Pest Control). VIP Experience for loyal art patrons who wait all year to make art purchases with us. Sponsored by Ron Bucher, Raymond James. The deadline for submissions is September 11. ArtFest takes place in 2019 on February 1, 2 and 3. For artist application information, contact ArtFest Fort Myers at 768-3602, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www. artfestfortmyers.com/artist-info. Hot Works Accepting Applications For Estero Fine Art Show Hot Works LLC is now accepting submissions for the 22nd Estero Fine Art Show. It will take place at JetBlue Park on Saturday and Sunday, January 5 and 6, 2019. Voted a top 100 art show three years running, the Estero Fine Art show is recognized as one of Americas highest quality and most respected art shows in the country. The show features original work in a wide array of disciplines, including painting, clay, glass, fiber, sculpture, wood, photography, jewelry and more. One of the shows highlights is a youth art competition for kindergarten through eighth graders, or ages 5 to 13. Winter home of the Boston Red Sox, JetBlue Park affords both exhibitors and attendees with numerous benefits, including a location that draws from and is easily accessible from everywhere in Southwest Florida, as well as plenty of convenient, on-site parking. The application deadline is August 3. For applications, visit www.zapplication. org/event-info.php?ID=6564. For more information, contact Executive Director Patty Narozny at email@example.com or 941-755-3088. 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. The crowd from a previous ArtFest Fort Myers in downtown Fort Myers photo courtesy www.artswfl.com LUCILLES BOUTIQUEPREMIUM WOMENS CONSIGNMENT15675 McGregor Blvd. Extension Ft. Myers, Florida firstname.lastname@example.orgBRING THIS AD IN FOR 10% OFF YOUR PURCHASE F lu Mon Fri 10 to 5 Sat 10 to 4 Consignment by appt. only 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 Lee County Tax Collector Honors Lifesaving GiftsJust over two years ago, after the sudden death of 15-year-old Alexis Bonadies, her parents found hope in the darkness of tragedy an opportunity for Alexiss legacy to live on through organ donation. Alexis had registered as an organ and tissue donor while getting her driver license in Lee County only months prior to her passing. Thanks to a selfless act of generosity, Alexis saved three lives through organ donation and improved many more as a tissue donor. Just over five months ago, following a tragic car accident, the parents of 16-year-old Erik Babatz found themselves in a similar situation to the Bonadies family an opportunity for Eriks legacy to live on through organ donation. Erik, also a registered organ and tissue donor in Lee County, was able to save five lives and improve many more through the gifts of tissue donation. The stories of the Gifts of Life given by both Alexis Bonadies and Erik Babatz will soon touch customers in a unique way with the unveiling of a Tree of Life at the tax collectors office in Bonita Springs on Friday, July 13, as well as the one in downtown Fort Myers on Monday, July 16. The Tree of Life artwork is being dedicated to Alexis at the Bonita Springs office, and to Erik at the downtown Fort Myers office. These are in addition to a Tree of Life, unveiled in April 2013 at the tax collectors office in South Fort Myers, which is dedicated to Danielle Bogue, another heroic individual who saved lives through organ and tissue donation. The Tree of Life is a permanent, visual dedication to organ, tissue and eye donation for clients who visit the office and staff who work there. By saying yes when asked, Are you interested in becoming an organ donor? while receiving or renewing a driver license, customers can designate their desire to be a lifesaver, like Alexis and Erik. Members of the Bonadies and Babatz families will be in attendance at each respective unveiling and will assist Honorable Larry Hart, Lee County tax collector, with revealing the Tree of Life artwork to the general public. Every time a customer registers as ancontinued on page 9
7 THE RIVER JULY 13, 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 Closedwww.LegendaryFL.com 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 The Pilot Club of Fort Myers recently donated $500 to Impact for Developmental Education Inc., which provides early childhood education and developmental services for both typically developing and special needs preschool age children. Impact was founded over 35 years ago by a group of parents committed to providing high quality comprehensive early childhood education for children from birth to five years old; they have locations in Fort Myers and Cape Coral. The focus of the Pilot Club of Fort Myers is helping organizations seeking to improve the quality of life for individuals with brain-related disorders through volunteer activities, education and financial support. For more information, contact the president, Fran DAlessandro, at 332-1140. Back row from left, Pilot Club members Linda Hessler, Angie Carlson, Fran DAlessandro and Jody Van Cooney along with students in the Impact program photo provided Super Science Camp To Be Held At Mound HouseA few openings remain for the Super Science Calusa Kids Camp held at the Mound House from Monday, July 16 to Frday, July 20. Day campers will explore the life and times of the Calusa, excavate the local past through cooperative, hands-on projects, re-create the tools, make friends and socialize like a Calusa. All while enjoying the sights, sounds and environment of Fort Myers Beach. This unique day camp for kids age 6 to 10 is presented by the educational entertainment company Super Science and Amazing Art. The owner and president is Glen Beitmen, a teacher at the Village School of Naples. Beitman appears on WINK News presenting fun and easy science experiments. Throughout his career, he has worked with Nickelodeon and Mattel to design games for the PC and Playstation. He worked with MITs Edgerton Center, trained at the Museum of Science in Boston and is highlighted in its Engineering is Elementary workshops. Beitmen partners with the school districts of Lee and Collier counties to develop educational science videos, teacher training workshops, assemblies, camps and after-school programs. Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $250 or $225 for members, which includes camp activities, a supervised snack and lunch. Participants are asked to bring their own non-perishable food, a water bottle and sunscreen. Sign up for camp online at www.cognitoforms. com/SuperScienceAndAmazingArt/ CalusaKidsCamp. The Mound House is located at 451 Connecticut Street on Fort Myers Beach. For more information, call 765-0865. Educator and entertainer Glen Beitmen makes science fun at day camps for kids age 6 to 10. A few openings are left for Calusa Kids Camp from July 16 to 20. photo provided Local Impact Program Recieves $500 DonationAlliance Presents The ComediannettesThe Alliance for the Arts will present The Comediannettes on Saturday, July 21 at 8 p.m. in the theatre. Formerly known as Diva Comedy Night, this one night of side-splitting standup comedy features funny and fierce female comedians, all from Florida. Tickets are $15 for Alliance members and $20 for non-members. The line-up features Pam Bruno, Dani Thralow, Nancy Francis and Mariannette LaPuppet. Bruno is the winner of 2015 Ultimate Miami Comedian. Pam has worked with many nationally known comedians, including Wendy Liebman, Emmy-winner Louie Anderson, Tommy Davidson, Bobby Lee and the legendary singer Roberta Flack. She recently appeared with Kevin Hart in his new TV series Hart of the City on Comedy Central. Thralow was recently named Acme Comedy Clubs Second Funniest Person in Minneapolis and St. Paul. She has been selected to perform at comedy festivals throughout the United States. She enjoys spending time with her daughters, running and speaking about entrepreneurship. Francis is a life-long family woman and a 30-year veteran of the real estate title business. This librarian look-alike decided to take to comedy. Nancys take-it-or-leave-it mom attitude transcends generations. Watching the audience watch this grandmom tell it like it is must be seen. LaPuppet is a professional actress and writer of over 25 years turned comedian. She was a finalist in Nick @ Nites Americas Funniest Mom, winner of the 2nd annual Comedians Ball in Florida and finalist in Comic Cures Floridas Funniest Female. She has featured for top comedians like Craig Shoemaker, Michael Winslow, Judy Tenuta and Pauly Shore. For more information on this event, visit www.artinlee.org/comediannettes or call 939-2787.
Along The RiverIndie music quartet The Woodwork will headline the Sounds of Summer Concert Series at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center this Friday, July 13. Folk artist Mountain Holler will kick off the evening, slated to begin at 8 p.m. Sounds of Summer features Floridas best emerging artists across genres. Local, original music is highlighted in this bi-weekly series. The Woodwork is from Naples, and their name was derived from the old saying out of the woodwork After releasing their EP Burning Bridges in 2016, The Woodwork caught the attention of audiences and promoters in the Florida music scene. The band was recently invited to participate in the Sugarshack Sessions and performed at Gasparilla Music Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida this past spring. It was at Gasparilla Music Festival that The Woodwork met Mountain Holler, a soulful solo musician. Mountain Holler is the moniker of multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Mark Etherington of St. Petersburg. When offered the Sounds of Summer date at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, The Woodwork wanted Mountain Holler to open the show. Cost to attend the concert is $5. FSW and FGCU students can buy one ticket and get one free by presenting a student ID at the box office. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in the historic downtown Fort Myers River District. For more information, visit www. sbdac.com. Cirque du Soleil is coming to the Germain Arena with a brand-new arena creation with six performances this Thursday, July 12 through Sunday, July 15. Cirque du Soleils Crystal explores the artistic limits of ice for the first time in the companys 34-year history. This unique production features gymnasts and skaters performing acrobatics on the ice and in the air, combining multiple disciplines for a world-class audience experience. Synchronized skating, freestyles figures and extreme skating are highlighted alongside traditional circus disciplines such as swinging trapeze, aerial traps and hand-to-hand. Presale tickets for performances of Crystal are now available. Germain Arena is located at 11000 Everblades Parkway in Estero. For more information and tickets, visit www. cirquedusoleil.com/crystal. The Gulf Coast Symphony will present the first of two Saturday summer concerts at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall this Saturday, July 14 at 7 p.m. Patriotic Pops will be a celebration of the red, white, and blue with the Gulf Coast Symphony performing patriotic favorites, including a salute to the Armed Forces. There will be a backyard barbecue feeling, with complimentary sliders and mini hot dogs provided, and an array of beers and soft drinks available for purchase. Patrons are encouraged to bring a contribution for the Harlem Heights Centers clothing drive for their summer camp, after school and charter school kids. Visit www.gulfcoastsymphony.org for a list of clothing needs. Tickets for the Patriotic Pops concert start at $27. Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall is located at 13350 FSW Parkway in Fort Myers. Purchase tickets at www. gulfcoastsymphony.org or by calling the box office at 481-4849. Wild Coffee Duo will perform during the Shell Point Retirement Communitys 2018 Summer Concert Series in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point this Thursday, July 19 at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public. Cost is $20 per ticket. Wild Coffee Duo will perform Back In Time: A Musical Retrospective of a Century Ago. With the end of World War I and the birth of Leonard Bernstein in 1918, audiences will celebrate music from this milestone year, including popular songs such as Im Always Chasing Rainbows and selections from West Side Story. Pianist Abbey Allison and cellist Susie Kelly make up the classically trained music group that is dedicated to presenting chamber music to audiences in Southwest Florida. The Woodlands at Shell Point is located at 14441 Woodsong Lane in Fort Myers. For more information, visit www. shellpoint.org/concerts or call 454-2067. Tickets purchased online or by phone will be held for pick-up at will call on the night of the performance. The Woodwork photo courtesy YouTube.com THE RIVER JULY 13, 20188 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 www.iltesoro.net 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 Ocean Tribe Paddlers To Host Group OutingSanibel Sea Schools Ocean Tribe Paddling Club organizes a meet-up each month for paddling enthusiasts to enjoy a group paddle, share tips and ideas, and meet new friends to paddle with. For the July event, the group will meet at the Sanibel Boat Ramp. From the put-in, its a quick paddle east to the Sanibel canals. Once in the canals, you can loop around, check out the various wading birds, observe mangrove crabs as they scuttle to and fro, and take a look at Sanibel from a new perspective. The paddle will be held on Tuesday, July 17 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Those interested in joining the paddle should bring their own paddling equipment (kayaks, canoes, stand up paddleboards and other paddle-powered vessels are all welcome). A limited number of loaner boards are available, but must be reserved via email in advance. Parking is available at the boat ramp for $5 per hour or with a valid parking permit. Your first Ocean Tribe Paddlers event is free, then it is requested that you purchase a membership online at www.oceantribepaddlers.org. RSVP to oceantribepaddlers@ sanibelseaschool.org. Stay tuned for information about future meet-ups. Be sure to visit the Ocean Tribe Paddlers Facebook page for weather updates. Any schedule changes will be posted at least one hour prior to the event. See the island from a different perspective as you paddle the canals photo provided
9 THE RIVER JULY 13, 2018 Steaks Seafood Pastas Veals International Wine List! Opens at 4pm! Mon-Sat.15880 San Carlos Blvd(In Target Center)(239) 590-8147www.TerraNostraDining.comExpires 07/30/18$10 Offyour$50 PurchaseTERRA NOSTRA ristoranteest. 2008 Networking Event To Highlight Poets Musicians, ArtistsGulf Coast Leisures Art & Poetry Networking Event returns to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center on Thursday, July 26 at 8 p.m. The artful evenings are called the perfect place for creative professionals to cultivate their craft and have a positive environment for self-expression. Attendees will experience local art and poetry with live entertainment, vendors, networking and more. Cost is $10. Since 2012, Gulf Coast Leisure has developed nightlife events, summer celebrations and community outreach by collaborating with local nonprofits. Each month, artists, musicians, poets and others are offered the opportunity to connect with each other and showcase their talents. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in the historic downtown Fort Myers River District. For more information or to sign up as a vendor, artist or performer, visit www.gclmovement.com. A past participant at the Art & Poetry Networking Event photo provided Program On History, ArchaeologyThe Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Retirement Community invites the Southwest Florida community to attend its July Academy class, which will feature informative discussion on history and archaeological discoveries, on Monday, July 23 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Florida SouthWestern State College Professor Adrian Kerr will present The Lost World of Atlantis Did it Exist? During this 90-minute presentation, Kerr will investigate recent archaeological discoveries, review historical events and decide whether Platos account of the land of Atlas holds any validity. Cost is $10. Tickets can be purchased by calling 489-8472. Shell Point Retirement Community is located at 15101 Shell Point Boulevard in Fort Myers. To learn more, visit www. shellpoint.org. Adrian Kerr photo provided Pilot Club Distributes Bicycle HelmetsThe Pilot Club of Fort Myers distributed bicycle helmets during the End of School, Stop the Violence event in the Dunbar community. More than 60 individuals were fitted with helmets. The Pilot Club of Fort Myers helps organizations seeking to improve the quality of life for individuals with brainrelated disorders through volunteer activities, education and financial support. For more information about the Pilot Club, contact the president, Fran DAlessandro, at 332-1140. Pilot Club member Diane Jensen fits a bicycle helmet on Nathaniel Rivera as Jessica Lazicki looks on photo provided From page 6Lifesaving Giftsorgan and tissue donor during a driver license transaction, they will have the opportunity to sign their name on a leaf and affix it to the Tree of Life. This allows the customer to leave a lasting touch on the office mural, similar to how organ and tissue donation leaves a lasting impact on all who are affected by it. In 2017, nearly 77,000 customers registered as an organ and tissue donor through the Lee County Tax Collector office. In May 2018, 58 percent of driver license customers serviced through his offices said yes to registering as organ, eye and tissue donors, compared with the statewide average of 50 percent. One organ donor can potentially save the lives of eight people, and improve the lives of dozens more through tissue donation. Donation, with the primary exception of living kidney donation, occurs after death and deciding to register as a donor does not impact medical care should a donor become ill or injured in an accident. People of all ages can choose to donate and help others in need, and donation is supported by all major religions as a personal choice and act of generosity. Donation places no financial burden on the donors family. Contact LifeLink of Florida for more information. LifeLink of Florida is a nonprofit community service organization dedicated to the recovery of organs and tissues for transplantation. To register as an organ and tissue donor, visit www. LifeLinkFoundation.org. The July 13 unveiling will begin at 7:45 a.m. at the Lee County Tax Collector Office in Bonita Springs, located at 25987 South Tamiami Trail. The July 16 unveiling will begin at 7:45 a.m. at the Lee County Tax Collector Office in downtown Fort Myers, located at 2480 Thompson Street.
Churches/TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION Sunday 10:30 a.m., 2756 McGregor Boulevard, allfaiths-uc.org, 226-0900. ALL SAINTS BYZANTINE RITE CATHOLIC Sunda y 10:30 a.m. 10291 Bayshore Road, 305-651-0991. ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX Sunday 9 and 10 a.m. 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, annunciation.fl.goarch.org, 481-2099. BAT YAM-TEMPLE OF THE ISLANDS Friday Shabbat at 7 p.m. 2050 Periwinkle Way. www.batyam.org 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 worship.com, 437-8835. BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES Sunda y 10:30 a.m. 16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166. CHABAD LUBAVITCH ORTHODOX Friday 6:30 p.m. 5620 Winkler Road, chabadswf.org, 433-7708. CHAPEL OF CYPRESS COVE Sunday 10 a.m. 10200 Cypress Cove Circle, email@example.com, 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, taecc.com, 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, www.clpc.us, 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, christiansciencefortmyers.net, christianscience.com. 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, www.fumcftmyers.org, 332-1152. FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN Sunday 10:30 a.m., 5916 Winkler Road, 4374330. FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST; Sunday 10 a.m., 8210 College Parkway, 4823133. IONA-HOPE EPISCOPAL CONGREGATION Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday 9:30 a.m. 9650 Gladiolus Drive, 454-4778. JESUS THE WORKER CATHOLIC Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday 8, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. 881 Nuna Avenue, 481-1143. KINGDOM LIFE Sunday 10:30 a.m. 2154 McGregor Boulevard, 218-8343. LAMB OF GOD Sunday 7:45 and 10 a.m. 19691 Cypress View Drive, lambofgodchurch.net, 267-3525. NEW BEGINNINGS CENTER Friday 6:30 and 7 p.m. 8505 Jenny Cae Lane, firstname.lastname@example.org, facebook.com/nbcministry, 656-0416. NEW COVENANT EYES Monthly 9 a.m. 1900 Park Meadows Drive, newcovenanteyes.com, 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, peacecommunitychurch.com, 2677400. PEACE LUTHERAN Sunday 8 and 10 a.m. 15840 McGregor Boulevard, www.peaceftmyers.com, peace@ peaceftmyers.com. 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, saintnicholasmonastery.org, 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, templebethel.com, 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, newchurchflorida.com. 481-5535. UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST Sunday 10:30 a.m. 13411 Shire Lane, uucfm. org, 561-2700. UNITY OF FORT MYERS Sunday 10 a.m. 11120 Ranchette Road, unityoffortmyers.org, 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, zionfm.org, 481-4040. THE RIVER JULY 13, 201810 Alliance Theatre To Hold Open Casting CallTheatre Conspiracy at the Alliance for the Arts will be holding an open cast ing call for Joe Turners Come and Gone on July 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Alliance for the Arts. To schedule an appointment, contact email@example.com. The play, written by August Wilson and directed by Sonya McCarter, takes place in Pittsburgh during the early 1900s. It focuses on Herald Loomis and his daugh ter Zonias journey in finding his wife. When they take r esidence in Seth Hollys boarding house, a microcosm of AfricanAmerican life, the story unfolds as each character searches for a missing part of themselves. Their personal journeys inevi tably become intertwined with a search for identity and a sense of self, gr eater than their heritage, has so far allowed. Intereested actors/actresses will need to bring a monologue of their choice. Dont have a monologue? You will be given material to read. The production runs March 1 and 2, 7 through 9 and 14 through 16 at 7:30 p.m. and March 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. with a talk-back on March 17. This show is sponsored in-part by Noreen Raney. Available roles include: Seth Holly In his early 50s, Seth is owner of the boardinghouse and works as a craftsman. Bertha Holly Seths wife of 25 years and five years his junior, Bertha runs the boardinghouse. She does all the cooking and cleaning, later with the aid of Zonia. Bynum Walker A conjure man stay ing with the Hollys at the boardinghouse, Bynum is in his 60s and is a fr eed slave from the south. Rutherford Selig The only white char acter in the play, Selig is a peddler who sells Seths goods. Known as the People Finder, Selig is from a family that first brought Africans across the Atlantic to become slaves. But now he unites people by recording the names and places of all the people he peddles to. Jeremy Furlow Another resident of the boardinghouse, Jeremy is a guitarplaying 25-year-old. He came to the North looking for a job and a way in life. He works construction, putting in the new road outside of town. Herald Loomis An odd man who dons an overcoat and hat in mid-August, Loomis is 32 and a displaced slave search ing for his wife. He was forced to work for Joe T urner for seven years, which separated him from his wife and daughter. He works as a deacon for the Abundant Life Church and at times was possessed by spiritual beings. Zonia Loomis Heralds daughter, Zonia is described as a tall and skinny 11-year-old. Mattie Campbell Mattie is a 25-yearold girl who is disappointed with her posi tion in life and is looking for love. Rueben Mer cer Rueben is the Hollys next door neighbor and about Zonias age. Molly Cunningham Molly is a good looking young woman of 26 who is strong and independent. Martha Pentecost Loomis wife, Martha is about 28 and very religious and a member of the Evangelical church. She left the South and her daughter behind. Final performances are May 3 to 5 and 10 to 12 at 8 p.m. and May 6 and 13 at 2 p.m. The production is sponsored by Noreen Raney. Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. For more information, call Bill Taylor at 939-2787. Church To H ost Six Wags Over Fort MyersThe 2nd annual Six Wags Over Fort Myers Pet Carnival will take place Iona-Hope Episcopal Church on Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free celebration for pets and their humans will feature doggie and people caf; pet photos and keepsakes; silent auc tion; spa experience including chair massage for humans and pampering for pups; pet r escue adoptions; petting zoo; gift shop; homemade pet treat sale; and more. Most activities will be indoors so the show can go on rain or shine. All proceeds from activities benefit All Gods Creatures (Iona-Hopes Animal Ministry group). Iona-Hope Episcopal Church is located at 9650 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers. For more information, email Nancy Buchanan at www.allgodscreaturesionahope@gmail. com or visit www.facebook.com/ihani malministry, www.ionahope.org or www. sixwagsover fortmyers.eventbrite.com. Academy To Host Back To School Back Pack EventEbenezer Christian Academy of Fort Myers, Inc. is holding its annual Enriching the Future Our Students Back to School Back Pack event at Fort Myers Middle Academy Gym on Sunday, July 15 at 2 p.m. for the children in the after school tutoring program, youth from Central Fort Myers, their families and friends of the academy. At the event, backpacks filled with school supplies are provided to each child going to school (elementary through high school). A food truck will be present and refreshments will be served. Games and youth activities will take place. Guest speakers include local government officials and friends of the academy. The fire department and the City of Fort Myers police department will provide safety education. The event assists the academy in reaching its mission of encouraging each child and teen to have a positive attitude in life, and to display their achievements to their families and others in the community. Fort Myers Middle Academy Gym is located at 3050 Central Avenue in Fort Myers. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CROW Case Of The Week: Hook And Line Victimsby Bob PetcherFishing line and hooks can reel in a good catch for an angler. The fishing gear can also be a major impediment or deadly debris for wildlife. Unfortunately, birds or other animals entangled in monofilament line are either in a helpless state or worse deceased after a long struggle and slow starvation. The fact is monofilament line and hooks that have been discarded or left by careless fishermen can entangle, choke, snag and even kill its victims. For example, birds have been found hanging upside down in trees, exhausted after hours of struggling to try to free themselves from being wrapped up in lines. It is also a fact that some of those animals suffer agonizing deaths due to the entanglement. Not only can the clear, strong, flexible plastic do harm to birds, manatees, sea turtles, whales, dolphins and rays (to name a few), it also non-biodegradable. Scientists estimate it can take 300 to 500 years to decompose. Anglers have been urged to dispose of any used or loose fishing line within provided monofilament stations, often found at boat ramps, fishing piers or other park sites that fishing takes place. These recycling stations can be important to the livelihood of all creatures around the sea and even humans who swim in open waters. It is hoped that through continued educational awareness, more anglers will be reached and their behavior modified. Each fall, local marine cleanups events called Monofilament Madness encourage volunteers to help rid of discarded line and other debris from local waters via boats, kayaks, canoes, jet skis and anything else that floats. Officials have stated that previous Monofilament Madness cleanups have produced enough discarded fishing line to stretch from Fort Myers to Tallahassee. One of the most common victims of monofilament line entanglement is the brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis). At CROW, an adult brown pelican was recently admitted to the clinic after it was found near Blind Pass with monofilament line wrapped around its body, preventing it from flying. The pelican also had two hooks, one embedded in its beak and the other in its left shoulder. While CROW officials are uncertain how this particular patient became entangled or how the fishing gear got into its environment, discarded fishing line can be seen as a likely cause. The rehabilitation clinic is continuously involved in a campaign called Clear Your Gear with other island organizations such as The City of Sanibel, Sanibel Sea School, Monofilament Busters, SCCF, FWC and the Ding Darling Wildlife Society. Everyone can help prevent these types of injuries to wildlife, said Dr. Heather Barron, CROWs medical director. If you are out enjoying nature and see fishing tackle that has been improperly discarded, pick it up and dispose of it properly in one of the many monofilament recycling bins located throughout Sanibel and Captiva. In the brown pelicans case, the hooks and line were carefully removed using wire cutters upon the birds intake. The wounds from the hooks were cleaned and bandaged. After about two weeks of care to ensure the wounds had properly healed, the pelican was able to be released. In 2017, the rehabilitation hospital admitted 65 patients that arrived with fishing hooks or monofilament line entanglement. From January 1 through June 2018, there have been 60 patients admitted with hook and/or line entanglements. If you are interested in getting involved in helping these creatures in their state of flux, visit www.clearyourgear.org for the dos and donts of unhooking a bird, monofilament cleanups, bin locations, data collections and public outreach and education. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www. crowclinic.org. Patient #18-1990 is attended to after having monofilament line wrapped around its body and two hooks embedded in it photo by Brian Bohlman RIVER 11 THE RIVER JULY 13, 2018
Dodging The Patchy Red Tide by Capt. Matt MitchellPatchy areas of red tide were the news on the water this week, with it pushing in and out of the passes and causing all the bait in our livewells to die. Often these small areas of red tide we experienced in the sound this week were located in and around the passes and moved fast. Luckily, most days all it took was the tide to change for it to move back out into the gulf. There is not a more heart sinking feeling when guiding clients than pulling up to pick them up or heading into that first fishing spot of the day and all the live bait you have worked so hard to get is dead. This summers never ending patchy red tide, along with what now includes some small areas of green floating algae being pushed down the river, have made it just tough going some days.This week, having a few other bait options on board of either dead baits, live shrimp or soft plastics saved a few days on the water when all our live bait fish died. Moving quickly away from the passes during the red tide days to the eastern side of the sound, anglers found lots of life including big schools of threadfin herring and small fry bait. Bait fish and mullet are a quick tell tail sign of whether the area is free of red tide as these species are some of the first affected. Many of the fish in the sound have moved east away from the passes during the red tide times and, once located, its non-stop action. Look for the best action on the deeper grass flats ranging from four to six feet. Trout, Spanish mackerel, jacks, small sharks and ladyfish have been all around these big bait schools in the middle to southeastern sound. Plastic jigs work well here but my go to has been a small pinfish fished under a float which has been catching a fish on basically every cast. Saving some of the ladyfish for cut redfish baits while doing this open flats fishing. I stayed away from the passes for a few days and then had no issues with baits dying. Catch and release snook action in and around the passes is still going strong. Unfortunately, if youre heading into the passes, its just not possible to see the red until its too late and all your bait is dead. Heading to the passes went one of two ways: either non-stop snook action or catastrophic for your bait. Until this red tide clears, I will continue to bring some other bait options along every day. Live or frozen jumbo shrimp have been my safety net as live shrimp do not get affected by the red tide. Although our live bait shrimp run on the small side this time of year, some live bait, no matter how small, is better than none. Soft plastic baits are another option with gulps being a good choice fished under a popping cork to catch most of the flats species. Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions, email captmattmitchell@aol. com. ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Specialist Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW M O T O R S ALE S REB U ILT P O WERHEA D S FACTORY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U DE S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g Sanibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur B ottom Yo ur B ot to m Specialist Specialist Call on Paint Prices C Call on a c es C C ll n Pa in t Pr i es C C i i Call on Paint Prices D ave Doane1 Send Us Your Fish TalesWe would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include a photograph with identification. Email to email@example.com or call 395-1213. Were still catching snook in the passes when they are free of red tide photo provided THE RIVER JULY 13, 201812 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than FishDiscard shing line responsibly/in designated receptacles
Plant SmartCoastal Sandspurby Gerri ReavesFew plants are less welcome than sandspurs, and Florida has plenty of them. In fact, several sandspur species are native to the state. Who doesnt have childhood memories of walking barefoot through a yard or field, only to be punctured by the powerful little burrs? Or who hasnt wandered through weeds and emerged with spiky burrs clinging to clothing, shoes and socks? Coastal sandspur (Cenchrus spinifex) is common in undeveloped lots and fields, in waste areas, along roadsides and sidewalks, and even in yards where homeowners dont keep a watchful eye. This species is also called grass bur, coastal sandbur, field sandspur and spiny burrgrass. This tough and resilient annual has a fibrous root system and can be found in South Florida throughout the year. It forms mats and grows well in sand, as the name implies. They rarely grow in wetlands areas. The jointed stems, or culms, grow from only a few inches long to over two feet. The plant can be sprawling or upright and sometimes forms runners. The flat leaf blade is two to six inches long and very narrow. The edges of the sheath the lower part of the leaf that encloses the stem -have little hairs. The terminal inflorescence is a group of up to 20 shiny burrs that each have eight to 40 spines. One way to take revenge on sandspurs is to eat them. An interesting nutritional fact: the seeds of this member of the grass family are high in oil content. Of course, the spines must be removed before preparing the dish a porridge, for example. Several inventive methods are recommended for separating the spines from the seeds: roasting off the spines while holding the stem (think marshmallow roast), the age-old practice of pounding and winnowing, and rubbing the burrs between pieces of leather or other impenetrable material. Whether you curse or eat sandspurs, remember that, troublesome though they are, they are natives and evolution has given them a function in the ecosystem. Sources: Common Grasses of Florida and the Southeast by Lewis L. Yarlett, National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida by Peter Alden et al., www. eattheweeds.com, www.floridagrasses. org, www.regionalconservation.org, and www.wildflower.org. Plant Smart explores the diverse flora of South Florida. Each burr holds many daunting spines that can puncture skin or attach to clothing, shoes, or animal fur Sandspurs thrive in untended weedy areas photos by Gerri Reaves13 THE RIVER JULY 13, 2018 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 BOGO HALF OFF MUSEUM BEACH WALK MUSEUM ADMISSIONBUY ONE AT FULL PRICE, GET THE OTHER HALF OFF! BearWise Funding Added To Reduce ConflictsFor a third year in a row, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is inviting local governments to apply for BearWise funding to help their communities reduce human-bear conflicts. The FWC will focus on providing funding to local governments with BearWise ordinances that require residents and businesses to keep garbage secure from bears. The funding will offset the costs for residents and businesses to use bear-resistant equipment to secure their garbage from bears. Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature appropriated the FWC $500,000 in BearWise funding starting July 1. These new funds will allow us to expand our work with local governments to make it easier for people to avoid conflicts with bears, continued on page 18 A black bear wrestles a garbage can photo by Tim Donovan
THE RIVER JULY 13, 201814 Conservancy Adds Animal AmbassadorThe Conservancy of Southwest Florida has announced the addition of a barred owl to its family of animal ambassadors. Olive, an adult barred owl, was admitted to a Sarasota-area wildlife center in late 2017 before being transferred to the Conservancy for further examination. Unfortunately, Olive had sustained multiple injuries to the left wing that doctors considered permanent, leaving the owl unable to fly. Although unable to live in the wild, Olive is already becoming a star on our animal ambassador team, said Dr. Heather Skaza Acosta, Conservancy of Southwest Floridas education director. Our ambassadors serve a vital role in helping to educate visitors about a species, and having Olive at the von Arx Wildlife Viewing Pavilion provides guests with an up-close connection to the species with whom we share our home. Barred owls are robust with round heads, light yellow bills and dark brown eyes, and emit loud, piercing calls, almost like a scream. Their feather patterns alternate white and brown. Barred owls typically live in dense, mature forests or wooded habitats in both rural and urban areas, conducting much of their hunting at night. Olive was named following a social media campaign this spring, and Conservancy staff revealed the name during the centers Earth Day Festival on April 21. Other ambassadors at the Conservancy include Horatio, a red-tailed hawk, and Aquila, a bald eagle, along with several alligators and multiple species of snakes, turtles, fish and more. The Conservancy, which has a goal of protecting the areas water, land, wildlife and future, incorporates ambassador animals into its education program to inform Nature Center visitors about native and non-native species that call Southwest Florida home. Visit www.conservancy.org for more information. Olive the barred owl photo provided Or consider not using any rat poisons at all. Instead, seal all entry points to your home. Help SCCF Bring Back the Barn Owls SCCF 472-2329 sccf.orgPoisoned rats can kill the eagles, hawks, bobcats and owls that eat them.Tell your pest control professional to NOT use these rat poisons: brodifacoum bromailone difenacoum difethialone Wildlife Wonders talks, weekly walks and nature crafts highlight the free summer programs running June 6 through August 4 at the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island. Summer programming is made possible by support from the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS). The schedule of weekly activities follows. No preregistration is necessary. Reading in the Refuge, every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Attendees of each 45-minute reading-and-crafts session learn about a refuge animal and make a take-home craft related to it. Meet in the Visitor & Education Center classroom. Indigo Trail Walk, every Thursday at 10 a.m. Join refuge naturalists as they lead a one-hour tour to the Wildlife Education Boardwalk to identify and discuss the ecosystems plants, mammals, birds and reptiles. This is geared for adults and children. Bring water, sunscreen and bug spray. Meet at the flagpole in front of the Visitor & Education Center. Family Beach Walk, every Friday at 9 a.m. The one-hour program convenes at Gulfside City Park to explore the refuges gulf-front Perry Tract. City parking fees apply. Bring water, sunscreen and bug spray. Wildlife Wonders, every Saturday at 11 a.m. Refuge education staff members lead this 30-minute indoor program about the mysteries of manatees, alligators, crocodiles, horseshoe crabs and birds in the Visitor & Education Center auditorium. For more information, call 472-1100 ext. 237 or visit www. dingdarlingsociety.org/articles/freerefuge-programs. Hike with a refuge educator along Indigo Trail any Thursday morning this summer photo providedFree Summer Programs At Refuge
15 THE RIVER JULY 13, 2018 Marketing Firm Receives AwardOn June 26, Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto presented CONRIC PR & Marketing owners Connie Ramos-Williams and Rick Williams and the CONRIC team with The Florida Senate Medallion of Excellence for commitment to serving the community. Its such a joy to recognize Connie Ramos-Williams and her entire team at CONRIC PR & Marketing for their dedication to those most in need throughout Southwest Florida, Sen. Benacquisto said. Connie and her team are always there, making a difference in our community, not just helping her clients reach success, but also helping organizations and individuals who serve the neediest of the needy. The Florida Senate Medallion of Excellence is bestowed upon companies that go above and beyond to make the community a better place to live through generous service and goodwill. Jeanne Sweeney, president of the Above Board Chamber of Florida, nominated CONRIC PR & Marketing for the honor. CONRIC PR & Marketing gives from the heart, leads by example, mentors others and has given more than a half million dollars in pro-bono services and monetary donations to those in greatest need over the past five years, Sweeney said. It makes me happy to see this outstanding team receive the recognition it deserves. Our team is passionate about our community and starts each day with purpose, Ramos-Williams said. Our purpose is to exceed expectations, make a positive impact, and give everything our all. We are all-in! Republican WomenLee Republican Women Federated will hold its August dinner meeting at Pinchers The Marina at Edison Ford on Monday, August 13. The social begins at 5:15 p.m. The dinner and program will follow. Augusts speakers will be Heather Fitzenhagen, Linda Doggett, Amira Fox, Ruth Rodrigues and Kathy Smith. They will be speaking on what it is like to be a candidate and/or spouse of a candidate. Cost is $25 to attend. The public is welcome. Pinchers The Marina at Edison Ford is locaterd at 2360 West First Street in Fort Myers. Send an RSVP to Wren Morefield at 270-210-1284 or firstname.lastname@example.org before Thursday, August 9 at noon. For more information, visit www.leerepublicanwomen.com. Gulf Coast WritersAttention writers! The Gulf Coast Writers will hold a meeting at Zion Lutheran Church on Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to noon. Guest speaker will be Ronnie Walter, an illustrator, author and noted greeting card genius. First time guests are offered free admission. Zion Lutheran Church is located at 7401 Winkler Road in Fort Myers. For more information, call 770-906-7885 or visit www.gulfwriters.org. CONRIC PR & Marketing co-owner Connie Ramos-Williams and Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto, center with plaque, and the rest of the marketing team photo provided
THE RIVER JULY 13, 201816 Panel Discussion On Workplace EqualitySeveral of the areas top experts in their fields will take part in a panel discussion entitled, Times up! How to protect your employees and business in a #MeToo world, planned for an upcoming Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce business at breakfast meeting. The event will be held on Thursday, July 26 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, located at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Moderated by Suzanne Boy, an employment attorney at Henderson Franklin, the panel will provide guests with valuable advice on sensitive issues such as workplace equality and sexual harassment. Attendees will learn specific actions to help foster a respectful and harassment-free workplace, how to develop and enforce an anti-harassment policy, and day-to-day management practices that safeguard an organization and its employees. Panelists include: Jason Gunter, employment attorney at The Law Office of Jason L. Gunter, PA; Vicki Sproat, employment attorney at Sproat Workplace Investigations; and Anna Suarez, human resources director at Harry Chapin Food Bank of SWFL. The cost for the event is $20 and includes networking, the panel discussion and breakfast. For more information or to register, visit http:// members.fortmyers.org/events or call 332-3624. Anna Suarez Jason Gunter Suzanne Boy photos provided Vicki SproatAttorney Talks Ethics At Florida Bar SeminarThe Florida Supreme Court is cracking down on attorney misconduct, making it more important than ever for lawyers to understand the rules of ethics. Hundreds recently heard Florida lawyer regulation attorney Henry Lee Paul speak about defending lawyers in grievance proceedings during the Masters Seminar on Ethics at The Florida Bars annual convention in Orlando. The harsher sanctions are an extension of the growing number of Florida Bar members and law schools across the state, Paul explained. The high volume of attorneys isnt aligned with the demand at larger law firms, forcing more and more lawyers to create solo and small practice firms that lack the accountability of longstanding institutions, Paul said. There are now more than 106,000 members of The Florida Bar and 12 law schools statewide. You have a lot of people coming out of law school $250,000 in debt and they cant get a job, so they hang out a shingle, Paul said. That puts the onus on attorneys to understand the landscape. Paul covered how to avoid ethics complaints and common reasons why those complaints are filed with The Florida Bar, with a focus on proactive steps. His presentation included six best practice tips to avoid trust account bar complaints, the most common variety. The best way to defend against a bar complaint is not to get one, Paul said. Paul agrees with fellow seminar speaker Steven W. Teppler of Abbott Law Group, PA, who explained that an up-to-date understanding of technology, particularly as it relates to recordkeeping and security, is part of every attorneys responsibility to ethically serve their clients. The seminar also included a panel on the intersection of ethics and lawyer health and wellness with the following participants: John T. Berry, legal division director for The Florida Bar Judy Rushlow, executive director of Florida Lawyers Assistance Richard Bush, senior partner at Bush & Augspurger, PA. Dori Foster-Mrales, mental health and wellness committee chair for The Florida Bar Ken Landis, writer and lecturer on topics related to professional responsibility and lawyer liability. Paul and many of the other speakers were part of a discussion recorded after the seminar for an episode of The Florida Bar Podcast. The episode is available through iTunes, Google Play and legaltalknetwork.com. The entire seminar is available online by going to The Florida Bars Continuing Legal Education website at www.tfb.inreachce.com and typing Masters Seminar on Ethics into the search field. The course number is 2777R, and it provides three hours of ethics credit and one hour of technology credit for attorneys. Henry Lee Paul photo provided Middle School Wins AwardPaul Laurence Dunbar Middle School (PLDMS) has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to schools that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. Its an honor to be one of 135 in the nation, and one of only three in Florida, said Dr. Nathan Shaker, principal at Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle. Music, theater, the arts are foundational to our success in academics and in creating a positive school culture. All of these areas are not only strong communities for our middle schoolers, they are arenas to excel, to make your mark, and for students to feel good about who they are what they can create. To qualify for the Best Communities designation, PLDMS answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community musicmaking programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas. The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its approximately 10,300 members around the world. The foundation advances active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs.
17 THE RIVER JULY 13, 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 ShellMuseum.org/beachwalks 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 Lawyer Among Inaugural Class Of ExpertsAttorney Amanda Barritt has achieved the highest certification by The Florida Bar in Condominium & Planned Development Law. Board certified lawyers experience and competency have been rigorously evaluated and have met the Bars highest standards for special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in the practice of law. Barritt is chair of the Condominium and Homeowners Associations practice group for Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, PA. She represents residential and commercial condominium, homeowners and property owners associations, nonprofit social and recreational clubs, developers, builders and individuals in all aspects of real estate development, operation, and condominium and property association law. Barritt also handles general real estate legal matters, including drafting contracts and managing title issues in all types of real estate transactions. Barritt speaks often to community association management groups and writes on these topics on Henderson Franklins blog, The Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate She holds the highest AV rating by Martindale Hubbell. Barritt is a member of the Real Estate Investment Society, Real Property Probate & Trust Section and Condominium and Planned Development Committee of The Florida Bar, Lee County Bar Association and Lee County Association of Women Lawyers. She is also the leader of her daughters Girl Scout troop, and a member of an allocations team for the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee counties. Barritt received her undergraduate degree from Auburn University (BID, cum laude, 1999) and her law degree from Florida State University (JD, cum laude, 2003). Amanda Barritt photo provided Marketing Firm Adds CoordinatorCONRIC PR & Marketing has named Katherine Viloria as marketing coordinator. As we continue to expand our digital marketing reach locally and nationally, we continue to grow our CONRIC team, adding key professionals and skill sets to ensure the success of our clients, said Connie Ramos-Williams, president of CONRIC Public Releations & Marketing. Viloria will develop and distribute strategic digital content that includes key messaging, storytelling, videography, photography and design. This includes digital distribution of multimedia messaging, utilizing tools such as news releases, social media, blogs, websites, advertising and promotional marketing. Her keen eye and skill in videography and photography will help the firms local and national clients grow and succeed in a rapidly evolving marketplace. I am so excited to be part of a team of individuals who get the importance of working together, Viloria said. Everyone here understands what it takes to help our clients take their organizations to new heights. Viloria worked as a digital content producer at WINK-TV, assisting in the execution of a coordinated plan for the stations online and social media properties while meeting brand expectations. Before that, she worked at HSN as a television production technician and helped produce live content for a broad national audience. She was also a promotions coordinator for Beasley Media Group, organizing events and listener outreach. I made it a goal to find an organization that will allow me to grow in my career, and I feel that I have found that in CONRIC, Viloria said. As the saying goes, If you do what you love, then youll never work a day in your life. I can already feel thats the case here. Viloria graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) with a bachelor of arts in mass communications. She was USF chapter president of the Online News Association and interned with WFLA-TV and WFTS-TV. Katherine Viloria photo provided Pilot Club Installs OfficersThe Pilot Club of Fort Myers installed its 2018-19 officers and board recently. Fran DAlessando will serve as president, Joy Augustine is presidentelect, Linda Hessler will serve as treasurer and Jody Van Cooney as secretary. Board members include Janet Davenport, Heather Messmer and Diane Jensen. The focus of the Pilot Club of Fort Myers is helping organizations seeking to improve the quality of life for individuals with brain-related disorders through volunteer activities, education and financial support. The club name came from a riverboat pilot who could steer safely through troubled waters. The clubs motto is do more, care more, and be more. For information about the Pilot Club, contact the president, Fran DAlessandro, at 332-1140. Pilot Club of Fort Myers 2018-19 officers, front from left, Fran DAlessandro, president; Joy Augustine, president-elect; Linda Hessler, treasurer; and Jody Van Cooney, secretary. Back from left, board members Janet Davenport, Heather Messmer and Diane Jensen. photo provided
THE RIVER JULY 13, 201818 Financial FocusDont Let Your Investments Go On Vacationby Jennifer BaseySummer is here and so is vacation season. Americans spend a lot on their summer getaways more than $100 billion in 2017 alone, as reported in Travel and Leisure magazine. When you hit the road, you will enjoy getting away from your regular tasks, but theres one part of your life that should never take a break your investments. To keep your investments working consistently and efficiently for you, consider these suggestions: Match the right investment with the right job. You hire an electrician to install a light fixture, you employ a plumber to clear a clogged drain, and you would not expect either one to work on the others project. In a way, this view of a division of labor is similar to how you might look at different investments. In general, you purchase stocks with the hope of achieving the growth necessary to help you meet long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement. On the other hand, when you purchase certain fixed-rate investments such as certificates of deposit (CDs) or money market accounts, you know they wont provide as much growth potential, but are available to fund a short-term goal such as a dream vacation. Evaluate investments performance relative to your goals. Some people think the only way to evaluate their investments performance is to track them against a well-known market index, such as the S&P 500. However, using an index as a measuring stick has some drawbacks, one of which is the lack of a personal connection to your situation. Look at it this way: In many types of organizations, you typically go through performance reviews, where your work is assessed in terms of how well it helped you move toward your goals and you can follow the same process with your investments. Specifically, you can measure their performance by how effective they are in helping you move toward your financial objectives. For example, if you need your portfolio to provide you with a certain rate of return to meet specific retirement goals at a designated age, but you find that you are not currently on track toward meeting these goals, you may need to adjust your investment mix to potentially provide you with a higher return. Be aware, though, that seeking higher return potential will likely mean taking on more risk. You may want to consult with a financial professional to make sure you find a risk/reward ratio suitable for your goals and risk tolerance. Look for hard-working investments. Some investments work especially hard. Some stocks, or investments containing stocks, pay dividends. Instead of taking the dividends, you can choose to reinvest them, purchasing even more shares and increased share ownership is one key to helping build financial resources for the long term. Dividend reinvestment is typically automatic, so once you have chosen this option, theres really no extra work on your part. (Keep in mind, though, that companies are not obligated to pay dividends, and they can be reduced or eliminated at any time.) In the investing arena, as in many endeavors, hard work can be rewarding. So look for opportunities to keep your investments gainfully employed throughout 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@ edwardjones.com. Superior InteriorsLight Up Your Lifeby Marcia FeeneyProper lighting plays such an important part in the success of any design plan. I find that few of my clients truly think about the impact that lighting can have on the successful completion of their design project. Dining room chandeliers can be the design inspiration for the room itself. Here are a couple of rules to ensure your chandelier is properly hung in your dining room. First rule is that the entire chandelier should be no wider than 12 inches less than the width of the table. Second, the bottom of the chandelier should be no lower than 30 inches above the tabletop, in a room with an 8-foot ceiling. Finally, if your ceiling is higher than that, raise the fixture three inches higher for each additional foot of ceiling height. How about a chandelier placed in the master bath or powder room for that matter. A dramatic fixture adds another element of texture and drama in a bath setting. Now lets talk a bit about bedroom lighting and specifically task lighting. Matching lamps flanking the bed should be positioned at a proper height for evening reading. An advantage of lamps positioned in this manner provides an effect of washing the walls with even lighting, which can make a room appear larger. The play of light can enhance a beautifully designed living room. Place a swivel, task lamp between two side chairs. They are beautiful and practical and are not obtrusive to an overall design plan and furniture arrangement in a room. Table lamps are available in any size to balance the height of different end tables, providing just the right amount of task lighting to each side of a sofa. Recessed accent lighting is another excellent way to draw the eye up and add extra height to a room. A carefully integrated lighting plan can make a beautiful difference. Kitchen lighting requires careful planning, because there are so many options to consider. Pendant light is used to light areas such as a kitchen island. One option is three pendant lights designed to illuminate the island and the ceiling as well. The addition of a drum pendant light hung over the dinette table could make a design statement as well as providing illumination. Id really like to urge you to consider updating your lighting fixtures because they can help you dramatically change the way your home looks without a tremendous investment. And remember, you can make a room seem larger by washing its walls with even lighting, and conversely you can make a larger room feel smaller and cozier by lighting just a few areas with pools of light. Marcia Feeney is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands. She can be reached at email@example.com. From page 13BearWisesaid Kipp Frohlich, director of the FWCs Division of Habitat and Species Conservation. The FWC invites counties and cities to submit applications to be considered for funding. Preference will be given to applications from areas with BearWise ordinances and to large projects benefiting a large number of people. Local governments are strongly encouraged to consult with FWC staff to discuss options and implementation before submitting their applications. The FWC will assist any local government considering passing an ordinance, including providing example ordinances. Since 2007, the FWC has provided almost $1.6 million in BearWise funding to residents and businesses in the 16 counties with the highest levels of human-bear conflicts in Florida. Funds have been used to purchase over 10,000 bear-resistant trash cans, 9,700 sets of hardware to secure regular trash cans and 160 dumpsters modified to keep bears out. For a community to be considered, the FWC must receive applications before close of business on August 1. Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Attention: Bear Management Program, 620 South Meridian St., 6B, Tallahassee, FL 32399. For more details on the funding and application process, visit www.myfwc. com/bearwise. Officer Of The Year Finalists Announced Five local law enforcement officers have been announced as finalists for the Officer of the Year award to be given at the fifth annual 2018 Law & Order Ball, hosted by the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South on September 15 at Germain Arena. The five officers have demonstrated exemplary conduct and achievements and had a significant impact on their agency and/or area of responsibility. The 2018 Law & Order Ball Officer of the Year finalist are: Officer Emelia Lock, Fort Myers Police Department K-9 Officer Stephen Scrobe, Cape Coral Police Department Sergeant Sylvester Smalls, Lee County Sheriffs Office Deputy Sheriff Michael Truscott, Lee County Sheriffs Office Sergeant Domonic Zammitt, Fort Myers Police Department The finalists are chosen through a blind judging process from the following agencies: Cape Coral Police Department, Florida Southwestern State College Police Department, Florida Gulf Coast University Police Department, Fort Myers Police Department, Lee County Port Authority Police, Lee County Sheriffs Office and Sanibel Police Department. One officer will be announced as the prestigious Officer of the Year at the ball, where they will receive a custom award designed by fine jeweler and honorary Rotarian, Mark Loren. Registration for the Law & Order Ball is $175 per person and $1,750 for a table for 10 guests. Now in its fifth year and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South, the black-tie optional gala is hosted 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.lawandorderball.org or contact email@example.com.
19 THE RIVER JULY 13, 2018 RIVER Book ReviewThe Fallenby Di SaggauAmos Decker, one of our favorite characters, is back again in David Baldaccis The Fallen. This time Amos and his FBI colleague Alex Jamison go on vacation to a small town in western Pennsylvania, named Baronville, to visit Alexs family. Its a town where almost everything has the name Baron in it and for good reason. Years ago, the Barons pretty much kept the town going as far as jobs and industry were concerned. Today, Baronville is one of the last places anyone would want to live, and the name Baron is not said lovingly. Shortly after Amos and Alex arrive in the Rust Belt town, four bizarre murders take place in two weeks. Amos, with his special abilities, especially his memory, gets heavily involved in solving whats going on in the town. The economy is crumbling in the former mill and mining town, and opioid addiction is rampant. The more he investigates, the stranger things he comes across. There are many secrets, and there are people who will do whatever it takes to keep them from coming to the surface. Its all about drugs and greed and murder. There are lots of interesting characters, and we dont really know who the bad guys are until Amos starts to put the pieces together. I especially liked John Baron IV, the last living survivor of the family that literally created the town. He is scorned and despised by the townsfolk for no reason other than his name. He has a sense of humor and uses witty one-liners even to the angry and vengeful population. Johns parents drowned in a pond on the property when they were in their 40s. Even this mystery is solved by the books end. There are many storylines in the book, but its easy to keep them separate and then find out how they all fit together. Baldacci has done his research on huge fulfillment centers where millions of packages are shipped daily. A new facility in Baronville employs 1,000 people and plays a huge part in the plot. When one murder hits close to home, affecting the lives of people he cares about, Amos begins to realize that the recent string of deaths may be only one small piece of a much larger scheme that reaches far beyond Baronville. The Fallen is definitely among Baldaccis best. School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My child will be going to kindergarten in August. I am just not sure that he is ready to go. We have the option of going to a great daycare for another year. What are some things I should look for so that I am sure that he will do well in kindergarten. Elizabeth G, Fort Myers Beach Elizabeth, You are facing a difficult decision about enrolling your child in kindergarten when you still have some doubts about his readiness. Although your child has now reached the age when he is allowed to begin school, it is important to be assured that your child is cognitively and emotionally ready to start kindergarten. Listed below are a few helpful hints from the Virginia Academy of School Psychologists to help you assess your childs general developmental level and readiness for this big step. Cognitive skills Child is able to use five to eight words in a sentence Knows basic colors like green, yellow, red, blue, orange Child is able to memorize address and phone number Identifies some letters of the alphabet and a few numbers (if taught) Child is able to count up to 10 objects Language skills Child is able to say both first and last names Child is able to follow a two-step simple direction Child is able to ask and answer questions correctly Child is able to take turns when talking with others Speaks fluently and correctly using plurals, pronouns and tenses Gross motor skills Child runs in a controlled manner, able to start, stop and turn Able to walk on tiptoes Has experience with jumping, skipping, hopping and swinging Uses a fork and knife well 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 Can throw and catch a bounced ball Fine motor skills May be able to copy simple shapes and designs Able to cut with scissors Child has hand preference established Child is able to dress self with little assistance Social/emotional skills Child organizes other children and toys for pretend play, but may confuse fantasy and reality at times Is able to distinguish right from wrong Can take turns and share, but doesnt always want to Child may want to do things on his or her own, but still has fears of things like loud noises, the dark, animals and some people Child is starting to name feelings, but may still act them out Remember that each child grows at his/ her own pace. Therefore, the information in this section is based on what the average kindergarten child is able to do. You know your child best. If you feel that your child may have some delays in his development, it is important to speak to your childs pediatrician or school personnel about your concerns. Shelley Greggs is adjunct faculty at Florida SouthWestern State College, where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also a nationally certified school psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail. com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Top ProducersThe top producers for the month of June at the Royal Shell Real Estate Sanibel/Captiva office were: McMurray and Nette, top listing producers team; Brian Murty, top listing producer individual/partners; McMurray and Nette, top sales producer team; and Tracy Walters, top sales producer individual/partners. Brian Murty McMurray and Nette Tracy Walters
Its A Great Weekend Of Mens And Womens Senior Golfby Ed FrankLocal fans of senior golf and theres tens of thousands in our area should relish this weekend as both the Senior Players Championship and the inaugural U.S. Senior Womens Open will be held this weekend on two iconic golf courses in the Chicago area. The worlds top 50 senior players will compete at the historic Exmoor Country Club, founded in 1896, and the whos who of women golfers of yesteryear will tee it up at Chicago Golf Club, the ultra-exclusive course that is compared to Augusta National, home of the Masters. Senior championship golf in our area has been a proven success for more than 30 years as the Chubb Classic has been held here each February for 31 years, the longest running Champions Tour tournament in the same metropolitan area. Interestingly, one of the favorites this weekend at the Senior Players Championship is ageless Bernhard Langer who, since turning 50, has 37 Champions Tour Victories, including three Chubb Classic wins here in 2011, 2013 and 2016. Langers 37 titles on the 50-and-over tour are second only to Hale Irwins 45. Age certainly has not slowed Langer down as the 61-year-old German is third in earnings this year on the Champions Tour, pocketing $1,076,000. He has seven top 10 finishes, one win and made the cut in 13 of 14 tournaments. The two-time Masters champion has 111 worldwide titles. Langer has been a popular figure here and will carry a favorites role this weekend in Chicago. The four-day tournament, with a $2.8 million purse, will be televised live on the Golf Channel. Now to the inaugural Womens Senior Open: Tournament Chairman Jack Gleason said the event was created for the love of the game. And what a coup to land the first event at the Chicago Golf Club strictly a club for golf with no tennis courts, swimming pool and even the lack of air conditioning in the clubhouse. But the 114-year-old club will host 120 senior professional women golfers headed by Hall of Famer Pat Bradley. Here is a sampling of former U.S. Open Womens Champions who will compete this weekend Laura Davies, Jane Geddes, Betsy King, Amy Alcot, Liselotte Neuman, Patty Sheehan, Hollis Stacy, Jan Stephenson, JoAnne Gunderson, Juli Inkster and Alison Nicholas. Two of the sentimental golfers this weekend are the 67-year-old Bradley and Inkster. Bradley is a World Golf Hall of Fame member with 36 professional wins. Inkster remains a competitor on the LPGA. This inaugural event carries a $1 million purse. It will be televised live on Fox Sports 1. It will be a great weekend of mens and womens senior golf. Miracle Slip Into Third Place With a 3-7 record in July through Monday of this week, the Fort Myers Miracle slipped to third place in the Florida State League South Division, but just one game behind first-place Charlotte. The Miracle is on the road this weekend at Lakeland, returning home to Hammond Stadium Monday for a six-game home stand against St. Lucie and Lakeland. The Minnesota Twins Miquel Sano continues to work on his batting here with the Miracle recording a .315 average in 15 games with seven RBIs. RIVER THE RIVER JULY 13, 201820 PACE Center Awarded Sports 4 Life GrantThe Womens Sports Foundation and espnW, in collaboration with the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, recently announced PACE Center for Girls, Lee County as a 2018 recipient of the Sports 4 Life initiative, a national effort to increase the participation of girls in youth sports programs. Sports 4 Life, co-founded by the Womens Sports Foundation and espnW in 2014, and supported by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, supports programs that help girls in four foundational areas leadership, selfesteem, confidence and perseverance with the expectation that growth in these areas will also support girls physical and emotional health and academic success. PACE Lee is the first recipient of the Sports 4 Life grant in Southwest Florida. Our vision is that one day, all girls will have the opportunity to reach their full potential through the transformative experience of sports, said Deborah Antoine, CEO of the Womens Sports Foundation. Even more than we believe in the power of sports, the Womens Sports Foundation believes that all girls regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ability, zip code or family income deserve equitable access to the lifelong benefits of sports. Were proud to team up with espnW and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to make that vision a reality. In a few short years of commitment and focused attention, we have seen the tangible positive results that Sports 4 Life has brought to the lives of girls of color across the country, said Laura Gentile, ESPN senior vice president, espnW and ESPN business operations and content strategy. This program demonstrates the universal value and appeal of sports, and it is an integral piece of the espnW mission. We look forward to continuing to empower girls to realize their full potential through sports. Since the initiatives inception in 2014, Sports 4 Life has awarded 200 grants totaling more than $1.1 million and reaching more than 50,000 girls nationally. As a young organization, PACE Lee is grateful for the Sports 4 Life grant which will provide the necessary funding to enable us to implement new physical education programming for our PACE girls that would not have otherwise been possible, said Meg M. Geltner, executive Director of PACE Center for Girls, Lee County. 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Faculty Honors Fort Myers native Nicholas Liccini recently earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for Spring 2018 at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 4.0 academic average for the semester. Deans List Fort Myers native Katelyn Hart has been named to the Spring 2018 Deans List at Rockford University in Rockford, Illinois. Local residents have been named to the Deans List at Clemson University for the spring 2018 semester. They are: Deanna Marie Craig of Sanibel, who is majoring in general engineering; and Danny Stanley Rafalski of Sanibel, who is majoring in biological sciences. Fort Myers native Kallen Leeseberg was recently named to the Deans List for the spring 2018 semester at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. She is majoring in fashion merchandising. North Fort Myers resident Taylor Bridges has been named to the Deans List for the Spring 2018 semester at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Bridges is a nursing major. College Graduates Fort Myers native Logan Samuelson received a bachelor of science degree in sport and recreation management from the University of Iowa at the close of the spring 2018 semester.Two Fort Myers natives recently gradutaed from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. Whitman Bertram Wiggins graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry (American Chemical Society Certified in Biochemistry). Samuel Eliot Wilson graduated with a bachelor of arts in art with a studio art concentration. Fort Myers native Oriana Oliveros recently graduated with an associate of science degree in paralegal studies as part of the Class of 2018 at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. 21 THE RIVER JULY 13, 2018 SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENTS CROW Promotes Two Key Staff Membersby Jeff LysiakLast week, officials with the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) announced a pair of staff promotions, naming Dr. Heather Barron the medical and research director, and Dr. Robin Bast the new staff veterinarian. Dr. Barron, CROWs hospital director and head veterinarian since 2011, received her training in exotic and wild animal medicine and surgery through a residency at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, where she later became a tenured associate professor on the Zoological Medicine Service. My new title allows me to refocus my efforts towards conservation, research and growth, said Dr. Barron. I want to strengthen our current partnerships like we have with the City of Sanibel, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) and the Sanibel Sea School and continue our other collaborations with the University of Georgia and University of California-Davis. It will be interesting to see where were going next. Additionally, Dr. Barron hopes that CROW will continue working on having research papers published in peer scientific journals, along with writing more scientific grants. Ill still be in the hospital and still training our interns, she added. That way Ill be able to answer any questions and add one more mind while looking at any problems. Dr. Bast, who recently completed a one-year internship in wildlife and conservation medicine at CROW, previously worked at the Florida Veterinary Referral Center in Estero, where she practiced internal medicine, emergency medicine and performed surgery. The Allentown, Pennsylvania native graduated from the University of Florida with a doctorate in veterinary medicine. Ive been in Florida for the past eight years, and Ive been through all of the student internships here at CROW, said Dr. Bast, who initially came to the wildlife clinic on an externship in 2009. I love the fact that this is a teaching hospital, so were not just dealing with patient issues. I also like that we keep up on whats the latest in conservation medicine. In addition to the two staff promotions, CROW has added a new certified veterinary technician to its team. Amber Strassler, who was a student intern at CROW three years ago, recently joined the hospitals nine other full-time staff members. Her job duties will include checking on intensive care patients, feeding wild babies under CROWs care and administering medicine. Dr. Bast added that she is very happy to have earned the opportunity to be appointed staff veterinarian. It will be great continuing to work with Dr. Barron, whos been my mentor for the past seven years, she said with a smile. Every day here is so different. And working with our interns is wonderful, too. Not only are we teaching them, but they teach us new things. Dr. Robin Bast and Dr. Heather Barron looking at a radiograph of one of CROWs current patients photos by Jeff Lysiakt Dr. Heather Barron and Dr. Robin Bast checking on a loggerhead sea turtle
THE RIVER JULY 13, 201822 Rotary Club Celebrates 50th AnniversaryRotary Club of Fort Myers South kicked off its 50th anniversary celebration at its annual installation dinner held at Crowne Plaza on June 15. In the spirit of the Golden Oldies, the evening included a social hour, TV-dinnerstyle buffet, Paul Harris roll call and a musical journey through the decades with recognition of the clubs past presidents. Rotary District Governor Sandra Hemstead and Past District Governor Pete Doragh installed the 2018-19 club officers and board members. Before passing the gavel to incoming president Tracie Bagans, past president Greg Blurton reviewed highlights of his term and presented awards to outgoing leaders. During Bagans installation, Tracie was surrounded by the support of Rotary past presidents, family and friends who were in attendance. The newly installed officers who will serve alongside Bagans for 2018-19 include president elect Kerri Goldsmith, president elect nominee Suzi Ward, past president Greg Blurton, treasurer John Kozak and secretary Steve Wassman. The club also welcomed new board members Randy Zavada, David Seitz and Jason Huff who will join returning board members Read Sawczyn, Pam Morrison and Michael Dunn. Over the past 50 years, Rotary Club of Fort Myers South has raised and donated hundreds of thousands of dollars for numerous causes such as The Heights Foundation, Child Care of Southwest Florida, Pine Manor Food Forest, Foundation for Lee County Schools, Alliance for the Arts, Blessings in a Backpack and Mission of Mercy Dental Care. Club members also volunteered hundreds of thousands of hours for events such as the quarterly Adopt-a-Road Cleanup, Law & Order Ball, Scholar Athlete Banquet, Rotary South All-Star Classic and Dictionary Day. Rotary Club of Fort Myers South has also collaborated with international Rotary clubs on humanitarian projects, such as The Water Project in the Dominican Republic, providing more than 50 water filtration systems and the manpower to install them to some of the most remote mountainside areas. For more information about Rotary Club of Fort Myers South, visit www. rotarysouth.com. To view more event photos, visit the event photo album on Facebook. From left, John Kozak, Jason Huff, Club President Tracie Bagans, District Governor Sandra Hemstead, David Seitz and Steve Wassman photos provided From left, District Governor Sandra Hemstead, recipient of the Citation for Meritorious Service, Pete Doragh and Cyndi Doragh From left, Jason and Sherri Huff with Kerri and Leon Goldsmith From left, President of Rotary Club of Fort Myers South Tracie Bagans with District Governor Sandra Hemstead and Wayne Hemstead Becky and Gerry Poppe From left, Jonathan and Amy Gabel, Stacey Trippe Mercado and Jennifer and Greg Blurton
23 THE RIVER JULY 13, 2018 Graduation For Family Medicine ResidentsLee Health recently celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2018 of The Florida State University College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program. The residency program is based at Lee Memorial Hospital and was created to combat an expected national shortage of primary care physicians an issue that is compounded locally by a rapidly growing aging population. Southwest Florida is one of the fastest growing regions in the state, and statistically, about 50 to 75 percent of residents practice medicine in the same area in which they trained, explained Gary Goforth, MD, founding program director of the residency program at Lee Health. We are proud to report that four of the eight graduates from the class of 2018 are staying in the Fort Myers area to practice medicine. This years graduates include: Dr. Ashley Clark, who plans to practice in Fort Myers Dr. Shane Drahos, who will complete a one-year sleep medicine fellowship at Stanford and then return to Lee County to practice Dr. Tyler Hendricks, who plans to stay in the Central Florida area Dr. Alim Karim, who accepted a position to continue working with Lee Health Dr. Gregory Stepp, who will return to his hometown and practice in the Florida panhandle Dr. Clinton Walls, who will practice as a hospitalist in Sarasota Dr. Lee Coghill, Global Health Fellow, who will join the faculty here at the FSU COM Family Medicine Residency Program at Lee Health Dr. Michael Heiland, Global Health Fellow, who will join the faculty at Halifax Family Medicine Residency in Daytona Beach The Florida State University College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program at Lee Health takes residents through 36 months of training, which is divided into four-week blocks. These rotations are completed at Lee Memorial Hospital, HealthPark Medical Center and Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. The program began with its inaugural class in July 2014. In December 2016, the residency program was approved for expansion from 18 residents to 24, and received continued accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for the next 10 years. From left, Alim Karim, MD; Ashley Clark, MD; Greg Stepp, MD; Gary Goforth, MD; Tyler Hendricks, MD; and Clint Walls, MD photos provided Dr. Gary Goforth and Michael Heiland Dr. Gary Goforth and Lee CoghillNew Mission Statement For AgencyThe Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL) recently announced that its board of directors has approved a change to its official mission statement. The new mission statement is: Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida connects older adults and adults with disabilities to resources and assistance for living safely with independence and dignity. The statement was crafted by AAASWFL staff after several months of assessment and review. Our agency is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, so its a great time to reexamine our focus, explained Marianne Lorini, president and CEO for AAASWFL. Our previous mission statement was more task-oriented. The new mission statement reveals a client-centered focus. It reflects not only what we do but our vision for the clients we serve. In 2017, AAASWFL assisted more than 33,000 older adults, caregivers and others in Southwest Florida through its programs and services, including the Elder Helpline, SHINE Medicare counseling, and health and wellness workshops. The agency received more than 65,000 calls to its toll-free helpline last year from individuals seeking services for older adults. Every member of our staff participated in crafting the new mission statement, added Lorini. We had company-wide workshops and a committee that worked on the new statement. Everyones input was valued from the folks who work with clients every day to our office and administrative staff. Our board of directors was impressed by the entire teams commitment to the organization and our clients. The mission statement is one of a number of new initiatives for AAASWFL in recent months. The agency restructured its organizational chart in February. AAASWFL also launched a redesigned website in April and e-newsletter in May. For more information about the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida, visit www.aaaswfl.org or call the toll-free Helpline at 866-413-5337 (866-41-ELDER). From page 1Mobile Molluskabout how they move, what they eat and where their various body parts including their eyes, nose and feet are located. I just try to make them laugh, so Ill say a lot of silly stuff, added Gay. If theyre laughing, maybe theyll forget for a minute that theyre in the hospital. In partnering with the BaileyMatthews National Shell Museum, Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is helping support a platform aimed at educating kids. This mobile program keeps children close to home and connects them to our environment in an exciting and innovative way, said Armando Llechu, hospital chief administrative officer. We are certain the program will pique interest, inspire curiosity and creativity, and enrich the lives of children throughout Southwest Florida. During the demonstration, young patients are brought to the hospitals first floor community room, where Gay and Covington have arranged the mobile touch tanks filled with live mollusks. As the kids looked at the shells, a number of onlookers including doctors, nurses and other hospital staff stood nearby, watching the presentation with equal curiosity. Holding a larger example of a fighting conch, which did not contain a live mollusk, Gay asked the children if they had ever held a shell up to their ear in order to hear the ocean. When youre listening to a shell, youre actually hearing the sounds made by your own body, from inside your ear, she explained to the group of three patients, allowing them to place their ears near the giant shell. I think thats even cooler than saying you can hear the ocean! The Mollusks on the Move program, funding in part with grants provided by Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, LCEC and the West Coast Inland Navigation District, represents hands-on science at its best and inspires all ages to learn more about the natural environment. To learn more, contact Leigh Gay at lgay@ shellmuseum.org or 395-2233.
RIVER deaRPharmacistNine Quick Hacks For Leg Crampsby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers: Some of you have to jump out of bed really fast to mitigate a leg cramp, usually in the back of the calf, or in your thigh. Leg cramps are not only painful, but they are a leading cause of fitful sleeping, insomnia and daytime fatigue. They speak to bigger problems too, such as dehydration, nutritional deficiencies and sometimes depression. This is because the root cause might be due to an imbalance in one of several key minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc or sodium. Today my article will help you deal more effectively with nocturnal leg cramps so you can sleep through the night and feel better during the day. Now, here are a few of the best hacks for leg cramps: Avoid sorbitol Theres an interesting case study about a 34-year old woman who put herself on a diet that consisted of low sorbitol (and low fructose). She essentially cured herself of long-standing leg cramps within a few weeks. Reduce aspirin and ibuprofen Many NSAIDs (non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs) are known to be drug muggers of natural folate. A deficiency of this B vitamin will produce chronic leg cramps. Take CoQ10 with your statin If you take a statin like lovastatin, atorvastatin or others, you should be taking CoQ10 or Ubiquinol every day. Avoid large doses of vitamin C If you take too much vitamin C, it can upset your stomach and cause diarrhea. Then youre faced with dehydration, and thats a trigger for leg cramps. Cut back on caffeine Caffeine is a diuretic, so it causes mild dehydration. You may have noticed that on days you drink a lot of coffee, or have several energy drinks, you have more leg cramps. Not only that, but the chlorogenic acid in coffee is a drug mugger for magnesium, iron and zinc. Drink coconut water This is a natural electrolyte, and I think its healthier for you than those strangely colored drinks that are loaded with sugar and artificial colors. Heat up a microwavable hot pack Heat one of these up, and its sweet relief on your sore muscles. You can heat it up right after you cramp, and apply it to ease the pain faster. Drink a little pickle juice This should not help, but it actually does. Its probably from the salt in the flavoring or from the vinegar. The salt would help with electrolyte balance, the vinegar might serve as a mild muscle relaxant. Try a massager The hand-held devices that provide percussion might bring instant relief. There are many at Brookstone, or on Amazon such as the Pure-Wave CM7 Cordless Massager. I have a much longer version of this article that I can send to you. If youd like to receive this to your email, please join my online community (200,000 people and going strong!) Just sign up for my free newsletter at www. suzycohen.com This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www.SuzyCohen.com. THE RIVER JULY 13, 201824 Doctor and DieticianTips To Decrease Sugar Intakeby Ross Hauser, MD and Marion Hauser, MS, RDDecreasing sugar consumption is a large part of healthy eating. Diets high in processed sugar stimulate the brains dopamine pathway, the pleasure-sensing area of the brain. The brain responds by wanting more and more, resulting in an ongoing struggle with sugar cravings and overeating While there are obvious sugary foods like cookies and candy, all types of prepared foods can be high in fructose, sucrose and corn syrup, alternative names for sugar commonly found on ingredient lists. Even deli or pre-made perishable foods can contain hidden sugars. For example, some brands of premade coleslaw have 13 grams of sugar per half-cup. Instead, you can easily make coleslaw at home and leave out the added sugar. Cooking at home using fresh, whole foods is the best way to avoid excessive sugar and calories. Natural sugar, like that found in fruit, is better for you than added, refined sugar. But be careful with fruit juice. Even as a natural sugar source, a 12-ounce serving of apple juice still contains 38 grams of sugar. Instead, try adding a splash of fruit juice to sparkling water, or just eat an apple. Same with coffee drinks. Instead of a mocha frappuccino, have a regular coffee and a square of dark chocolate. Youll decrease the sugar and calories, but still get a chocolate and caffeine fix. Aspire to cook from scratch. By cooking with different proteins, carbohydrates, good fats, herbs and spices, a variety of tastes can be experienced. In fact, once people begin to experience tastes other than sweetness, they can retrain their brains to enjoy a variety of tastes: salty, sour, bitter, savory, spicy and sweet. Retraining the brain can be challenging at first, considering how bombarded we are with sugary foods. But it is a battle worth fighting for your health! This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Caring Medical Regenerative Medicine Clinics has two locations: one in Oak Park, Illinois, and one in Fort Myers. It was established in 1991 by Ross Hauser, MD, and Marion Hauser, MS, RD. They can be reached at info@ caringmedical.com. Overeaters AnonymousIf food is a problem for you, Overeaters Anonymous can help. Meetings are held in Room 132 at Sanibel Community Church on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and on Fridays at 9 a.m. For more meeting information, visit www.southwestfloa.org. Sanibel Community Church is located at 1740 Periwinkle Way. Beautifulife:Revitalizeby Kay CaspersonWhat does this word mean to you? Revitalize can suggest making someone or something active, healthy or energetic again. It can also impart new life or vigor as well as restore something to a dynamic or fresh condition. Why is this word so essential for us to include in our daily lives? Because so often we get stuck in a rut doing the same things over and over again, from our daily work routines to our daily home routines and everything in between. What tends to happen is that we get bored or we start to take certain things for granted, and we forget to appreciate the things that really matter the most. So how is it that we can learn to revitalize our lives regularly enough so to avoid the burnout that comes with doing the same thing over and over, as well as continue to keep all aspects of our lives fresh and thriving? I have come up with a few suggestions for you in the various aspects of life in hopes that this list will trigger some additional creative thoughts of your own. Emotional take a mental break away from technology and try to disconnect a bit more at certain times during the day and during the week to revitalize your spirit and your thoughts. Being too connected and too available at all times can create mental burnout. A great way to forget it all and let go is to get a relaxing massage or a spa treatment. A great way to revitalize and lift your spirits is to get a new hairstyle or learn a new way to do your makeup. Physical take a group fitness class or work on a fitness routine that gives you a new sense of desire to workout. Subscribe to an online course that is out of the box and different than what you are used to doing, and select the best time of day to incorporate this into your life. Just changing things up a bit helps to make working out and staying physically fit actually fun versus a chore that needs to be done. Spiritual read a good book, pray, listen to an inspiring podcast, take the time to go to church and even watch a service live if you cant get to the one you want to visit. There is no better way to revitalize your spirit than to listen to a gifted teacher or inspirational leader. Bring affirmations into your life so you continue to motivate and inspire yourself every day. Environmental this one can be lots of fun by digging up your creative juices to make things fresh and new again. Paint a room, buy some new home accessories, bedding or even a new piece of art. Add something new to your landscaping like a plant, tree or flowers, and change your view both inside and out. Get involved with a local organization that protects your environment, learn more about them and contribute to the cause. Social I love this one because it really is easy to let relationships go in terms of spicing things up and keeping them fresh and fun. Consider buying flowers, cards or even just a small gift of some kind for those your love to show your appreciation. Send an ecard or create an event with a friend or loved one that is out of the box, like a picnic, quick getaway or just an unexpected day of relaxation and rejuvenation at a spa. Join a new group of like-minded individuals to meet new people and create some new, fresh friendships. Any of these ideas and even some of your own will help keep your progress moving fast forward in having your most balanced and beautiful life. Keeping things fresh and revitalized will ensure that all you have worked for in life continues to thrive. My affirmation for you this week is: I am exploring new ways to revitalize my life to keep things fresh, fun and flourishing. 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.
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Im Irish. I am a beautiful male 13-year-old, orange tabby, Maine Coon. I have a very fluffy tail and long white whiskers. I am neutered and up to date on all vaccines. I am also declawed and currently living with a foster family. I am still young at heart and very healthy. My adoption fee is $100. Hello, Im Lucy. I am a beautiful female tabby with white feet and bright green eyes. Im 2 years young and currently living with a foster family. Im not real crazy about other cats, so I need to be the only one in your house. I have been fully vetted and brought up to date on all vaccines. My adoption fee is $100. We are being cared for by Haven on Earth Animal League. For more information, call Diane at 860-833-4472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Irish Lucy Lee County Domestic Animal ServicesOreo And JuliaCelebrate the month of Independence Day by allowing a new pet to enjoy the freedom of a forever home. Adoption fees will be reduced for the entire month of July. Adult dogs are just $30 to adopt, cats are $10 and kittens are $20. In addition, our cats and kittens are two-for-one; adopt one and you can take home a feline friend at no additional charge. Our adoption package includes spay or neuter, microchip, up-to-date vaccinations, county license and a 10day health guarantee. This is a $500 package. The team of volunteers and staff are waiting to introduce your new family member to you. Just stop by the adoption center 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers. Visit the website www. leelostpets.com to see pets available for adoption. Oreo is a 7-year-old female pit bull who is a happy girl with a big smile to match her bubbly personality. She loves playing outside with the volunteers, especially in the kiddie pool. She is currently learning some new tricks such as sit, shake and down, and is quite smart. She loves training time and she is sure to learn even more with her new family. She comes with the full package: spay, microchip, up-to-date vaccinations, rabies, county license and 10-day health guarantee. Oreos adoption fee is $30. Julia is a 1-year-old female domestic shorthair. She is a beautiful gray tabby that is best described as having a well-rounded personality. She likes to play as well as cuddle. She will bump your hand when she wants affection and climb right into to your lap and curl up for a nap. And as always, cats are adopt one, get a feline friend at no additional charge. Julias adoption fee is $10. 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 www.leegov.com/animalservices or call 533-7387. Oreo ID# A544003 Julia ID# A743729
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THE RIVER JULY 13, 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 29Family Pizza 1 prepared pizza dough 1 cup prepared pizza sauce 1 cup tomatoes, chopped 1/2 cup zucchini, chopped 1 teaspoon fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried ground oregano 1 teaspoon fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves 12 ounces low fat, grated mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup parsley, chopped Spread dough evenly on a baking sheet. Cover top of dough with the sauce. Sprinkle oregano and basil over sauce and bake dough on 400 F for 5 to 7 minutes or until dough starts to brown on edges. Remove from oven and add tomatoes and zucchini. Top with cheese, add parsley, return to oven until cheese melts and begins to brown, about 10 to 12 minutes. Chef Tip: Use leftover vegetables or meat from other meals for the toppings. Family Pizza p hoto courtesy Fresh From Florida
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Low: 79 TUESDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 90 Low: 83 THURSDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 90 Low: 83 Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:42 am6:14 am1:14 pm8:57 pm Sat4:23 am7:07 am2:06 pm9:43 pm Sun4:59 am8:07 am2:59 pm10:27 pm Mon5:33 am9:14 am3:56 pm11:09 pm Tue6:07 am10:30 am4:57 pm11:49 pm Wed6:43 am11:54 am6:08 pmNone Thu7:22 am12:28 am7:35 pm1:24 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri2:34 am7:30 am1:29 pm9:08 pm Sat3:38 am8:41 am2:36 pm9:58 pm Sun4:30 am9:42 am3:50 pm10:42 pm Mon5:11 am10:35 am4:53 pm11:22 pm Tue5:48 am11:27 am5:46 pmNone Wed6:26 am12:03 am6:37 pm12:22 pm Thu7:03 am12:45 am7:28 pm1:23 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri2:47 am6:16 am12:19 pm8:59 pm Sat3:28 am7:09 am1:11 pm9:45 pm Sun4:04 am8:09 am2:04 pm10:29 pm Mon4:38 am9:16 am3:01 pm11:11 pm Tue5:12 am10:32 am4:02 pm11:51 pm Wed5:48 am11:56 am5:13 pmNone Thu6:27 am12:30 am6:40 pm1:26 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri5:52 am9:30 am3:24 pmNone Sat6:33 am12:13 am4:16 pm10:23 am Sun7:09 am12:59 am5:09 pm11:23 am Mon7:43 am1:43 am6:06 pm12:30 pm Tue8:17 am2:25 am7:07 pm1:46 pm Wed8:53 am3:05 am8:18 pm3:10 pm Thu9:32 am3:44 am9:45 pm4:40 pm WEDNESDAYPartly Cloudy High: 93 Low: 85 MONDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 89 Low: 82 SATURDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 91 Low: 84 FRIDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 89 Low: 82 Island Sun Weather Outlook July 13, 2018 7-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYC loudy High: 86 Low: 79 TUESDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 90 Low: 83 THURSDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 90 Low: 83 Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:42 am6:14 am1:14 pm8:57 pm Sat4:23 am7:07 am2:06 pm9:43 pm Sun4:59 am8:07 am2:59 pm10:27 pm Mon5:33 am9:14 am3:56 pm11:09 pm Tue6:07 am10:30 am4:57 pm11:49 pm Wed6:43 am11:54 am6:08 pmNone Thu7:22 am12:28 am7:35 pm1:24 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri2:34 am7:30 am1:29 pm9:08 pm Sat3:38 am8:41 am2:36 pm9:58 pm Sun4:30 am9:42 am3:50 pm10:42 pm Mon5:11 am10:35 am4:53 pm11:22 pm Tue5:48 am11:27 am5:46 pmNone Wed6:26 am12:03 am6:37 pm12:22 pm Thu7:03 am12:45 am7:28 pm1:23 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri2:47 am6:16 am12:19 pm8:59 pm Sat3:28 am7:09 am1:11 pm9:45 pm Sun4:04 am8:09 am2:04 pm10:29 pm Mon4:38 am9:16 am3:01 pm11:11 pm Tue5:12 am10:32 am4:02 pm11:51 pm Wed5:48 am11:56 am5:13 pmNone Thu6:27 am12:30 am6:40 pm1:26 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri5:52 am9:30 am3:24 pmNone Sat6:33 am12:13 am4:16 pm10:23 am Sun7:09 am12:59 am5:09 pm11:23 am Mon7:43 am1:43 am6:06 pm12:30 pm Tue8:17 am2:25 am7:07 pm1:46 pm Wed8:53 am3:05 am8:18 pm3:10 pm Thu9:32 am3:44 am9:45 pm4:40 pm WEDNESDAYPartly Cloudy High: 93 Low: 85 MONDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 89 Low: 82 SATURDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 91 Low: 84 FRIDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 89 Low: 82 Island Sun Weather Outlook July 13, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYC loudy High: 86 Low: 79 TUESDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 90 Low: 83 THURSDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 90 Low: 83 Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:42 am6:14 am1:14 pm8:57 pm Sat4:23 am7:07 am2:06 pm9:43 pm Sun4:59 am8:07 am2:59 pm10:27 pm Mon5:33 am9:14 am3:56 pm11:09 pm Tue6:07 am10:30 am4:57 pm11:49 pm Wed6:43 am11:54 am6:08 pmNone Thu7:22 am12:28 am7:35 pm1:24 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri2:34 am7:30 am1:29 pm9:08 pm Sat3:38 am8:41 am2:36 pm9:58 pm Sun4:30 am9:42 am3:50 pm10:42 pm Mon5:11 am10:35 am4:53 pm11:22 pm Tue5:48 am11:27 am5:46 pmNone Wed6:26 am12:03 am6:37 pm12:22 pm Thu7:03 am12:45 am7:28 pm1:23 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri2:47 am6:16 am12:19 pm8:59 pm Sat3:28 am7:09 am1:11 pm9:45 pm Sun4:04 am8:09 am2:04 pm10:29 pm Mon4:38 am9:16 am3:01 pm11:11 pm Tue5:12 am10:32 am4:02 pm11:51 pm Wed5:48 am11:56 am5:13 pmNone Thu6:27 am12:30 am6:40 pm1:26 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri5:52 am9:30 am3:24 pmNone Sat6:33 am12:13 am4:16 pm10:23 am Sun7:09 am12:59 am5:09 pm11:23 am Mon7:43 am1:43 am6:06 pm12:30 pm Tue8:17 am2:25 am7:07 pm1:46 pm Wed8:53 am3:05 am8:18 pm3:10 pm Thu9:32 am3:44 am9:45 pm4:40 pm WEDNESDAYPartly Cloudy High: 93 Low: 85 MONDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 89 Low: 82 SATURDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 91 Low: 84 FRIDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 89 Low: 82 Island Sun Weather Outlook July 13, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYC loudy High: 86 Low: 79 TUESDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 90 Low: 83 THURSDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 90 Low: 83 Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:42 am6:14 am1:14 pm8:57 pm Sat4:23 am7:07 am2:06 pm9:43 pm Sun4:59 am8:07 am2:59 pm10:27 pm Mon5:33 am9:14 am3:56 pm11:09 pm Tue6:07 am10:30 am4:57 pm11:49 pm Wed6:43 am11:54 am6:08 pmNone Thu7:22 am12:28 am7:35 pm1:24 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri2:34 am7:30 am1:29 pm9:08 pm Sat3:38 am8:41 am2:36 pm9:58 pm Sun4:30 am9:42 am3:50 pm10:42 pm Mon5:11 am10:35 am4:53 pm11:22 pm Tue5:48 am11:27 am5:46 pmNone Wed6:26 am12:03 am6:37 pm12:22 pm Thu7:03 am12:45 am7:28 pm1:23 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri2:47 am6:16 am12:19 pm8:59 pm Sat3:28 am7:09 am1:11 pm9:45 pm Sun4:04 am8:09 am2:04 pm10:29 pm Mon4:38 am9:16 am3:01 pm11:11 pm Tue5:12 am10:32 am4:02 pm11:51 pm Wed5:48 am11:56 am5:13 pmNone Thu6:27 am12:30 am6:40 pm1:26 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri5:52 am9:30 am3:24 pmNone Sat6:33 am12:13 am4:16 pm10:23 am Sun7:09 am12:59 am5:09 pm11:23 am Mon7:43 am1:43 am6:06 pm12:30 pm Tue8:17 am2:25 am7:07 pm1:46 pm Wed8:53 am3:05 am8:18 pm3:10 pm Thu9:32 am3:44 am9:45 pm4:40 pm WEDNESDAYPartly Cloudy High: 93 Low: 85 MONDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 89 Low: 82 SATURDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 91 Low: 84 FRIDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 89 Low: 82 Island Sun Weather Outlook July 13, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYC loudy High: 86 Low: 79 TUESDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 90 Low: 83 THURSDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 90 Low: 83 Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:42 am6:14 am1:14 pm8:57 pm Sat4:23 am7:07 am2:06 pm9:43 pm Sun4:59 am8:07 am2:59 pm10:27 pm Mon5:33 am9:14 am3:56 pm11:09 pm Tue6:07 am10:30 am4:57 pm11:49 pm Wed6:43 am11:54 am6:08 pmNone Thu7:22 am12:28 am7:35 pm1:24 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri2:34 am7:30 am1:29 pm9:08 pm Sat3:38 am8:41 am2:36 pm9:58 pm Sun4:30 am9:42 am3:50 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THURSDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 90 Low: 83 Day HighLowHighLow Fri3:42 am6:14 am1:14 pm8:57 pm Sat4:23 am7:07 am2:06 pm9:43 pm Sun4:59 am8:07 am2:59 pm10:27 pm Mon5:33 am9:14 am3:56 pm11:09 pm Tue6:07 am10:30 am4:57 pm11:49 pm Wed6:43 am11:54 am6:08 pmNone Thu7:22 am12:28 am7:35 pm1:24 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri2:34 am7:30 am1:29 pm9:08 pm Sat3:38 am8:41 am2:36 pm9:58 pm Sun4:30 am9:42 am3:50 pm10:42 pm Mon5:11 am10:35 am4:53 pm11:22 pm Tue5:48 am11:27 am5:46 pmNone Wed6:26 am12:03 am6:37 pm12:22 pm Thu7:03 am12:45 am7:28 pm1:23 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri2:47 am6:16 am12:19 pm8:59 pm Sat3:28 am7:09 am1:11 pm9:45 pm Sun4:04 am8:09 am2:04 pm10:29 pm Mon4:38 am9:16 am3:01 pm11:11 pm Tue5:12 am10:32 am4:02 pm11:51 pm Wed5:48 am11:56 am5:13 pmNone Thu6:27 am12:30 am6:40 pm1:26 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri5:52 am9:30 am3:24 pmNone Sat6:33 am12:13 am4:16 pm10:23 am Sun7:09 am12:59 am5:09 pm11:23 am Mon7:43 am1:43 am6:06 pm12:30 pm Tue8:17 am2:25 am7:07 pm1:46 pm Wed8:53 am3:05 am8:18 pm3:10 pm Thu9:32 am3:44 am9:45 pm4:40 pm WEDNESDAYPartly Cloudy High: 93 Low: 85 MONDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 89 Low: 82 SATURDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 91 Low: 84 FRIDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 89 Low: 82 Island Sun Weather Outlook July 13, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides
THE RIVER JULY 13, 2018 29 KING CROSSWORD SUPER CROSSWORD MAGIC MAZE SUDOKU PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF JULY 16, 2018Aries (March 21 to April 19) Your persistence pays off as the information you demanded starts to come through. The pace is slow at first, but it begins to speed up as the week draws to a close. Taurus (April 20 to May 20) An unwelcome bit of news jolts the Bovine, who would prefer that things proceed smoothly. But its at most a momentary setback. A Leo brings more welcome tidings. Gemini (May 21 to June 20) You need to pay close attention to the details before making a commitment. Dont accept anything that seems questionable, unless you get an answer that can be backed up. Cancer (June 21 to July 22) Congratulations on getting that project up and running. But as exciting as it is, dont let it carry you away. Make sure you set aside time to spend with family and friends. Leo (July 23 to August 22) Be sure you are part of the discussion involving your suggestions. Your presence ensures that you can defend your work, if necessary. It also helps gain your colleagues support. Virgo (August 23 to September 22) A misunderstanding needs to be dealt with, or it can grow and cause more problems later on. Be the bigger person and take the first step to clear the air. Libra (September 23 to October 22) Set some strict guidelines for yourself so your heavier-than-usual work schedule doesnt overwhelm the time you need to spend relaxing with loved ones. Scorpio (October 23 to November 21) You might feel a little uncomfortable being among people you hardly know. But remember that todays strangers can become tomorrows valuable contacts. Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21) Reward yourself for all that youve accomplished despite some annoying situations that got in your way. Enjoy a well-earned getaway with someone special. Capricorn (December 22 to January 19) Realizing that someone else is taking credit for what you did is bound to get anyones goat, but especially yours. Be patient. The truth soon comes out. Aquarius (January 20 to February 18) Forget about opposites attracting. What you need is to find someone who thinks like you and will support your ideas, even if others say theyre too radical. Pisces (February 19 to March 20) Workplace problems can affect your financial plans. Be prudent and avoid running up bills or making commitments until things begin to ease up by the 27th. Born This Week: Your intuition helps you communicate easily with people and understand their needs. On July 21, 1861, war erupts on a large scale when Confederate forces under PT Beauregard turn back Union Gen. Irvin McDowells troops in Virginia. Inexperienced soldiers on both sides slugged it out in a chaotic battle that resulted in a humiliating retreat by the Yankees. On July 22, 1916, in San Francisco, a bomb hidden in a suitcase at a Preparedness Day parade on Market Street kills 10 people and wounds 40. The parade was organized by the Chamber of Commerce in support of Americas possible entry into World War I. On July 18, 1925, seven months after being released from Landsberg jail, Adolf Hitler publishes the first volume of his personal manifesto, Mein Kampf, the blueprint for his plan of Nazi world domination. On July 17, 1938, Douglas Wrong Way Corrigan takes off from New York, ostentatiously pointed west. Twenty-eight hours later, Corrigan landed in Dublin, Ireland, and asked, Where am I? He claimed that he got lost. On July 16, 1945, the Manhattan Project comes to an explosive end as the first atom bomb is successfully tested in Alamogordo, New Mexico. In 1939, Albert Einstein had written to President Roosevelt supporting the theory that an uncontrolled nuclear chain reaction had potential as a basis for a weapon of mass destruction. On July 19, 1956, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles announces that the United States was withdrawing its offer of $70 million in financial aid to Egypt to help with the construction of the Aswan Dam on the Nile River. The Soviets rushed to Egypts aid. On July 20, 1976, the seventh anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, the Viking 1 lander becomes the first spacecraft to land safely on Mars. It sent back the first close-up photographs of the rust-colored Martian surface. It was pop art icon Andy Warhol who made the following sage observation: Its the movies that have really been running things in America since they were invented. They show you what to do, how to do it, when to do it, how to feel about it, and how to look when you feel about it. Those who study such things say that by the year 2020, more data will be created in a single hour than had been created in the entire world over the 30,000 years leading up to the 21st century. A woman in Tennessee was once arrested for biking while intoxicated she was on a stationary bike at the gym at the time. When the Coca-Cola Company first started marketing its product in China, the advertisements used Chinese symbols to spell out the brands name phonetically. It was only after the ads had been published that the marketers learned that those symbols spelled out the phrase bite the wax tadpole. Earthquakes occur at a rate of about one every minute around the world. About eight of those each year are considered to be major, registering above 7.0 on the Richter Scale. Velcro came to market in 1957, after a Swiss inventor named George De Mestral spent nearly 10 years developing the idea. His inspiration came to him in 1948 on a hike, when he had difficulty removing tenacious little burrs from his clothes. He reasoned that if he could create synthetic burrs, they could be used as fasteners. When Great Britains current Queen Elizabeth then Princess Elizabeth wed Prince Philip, their wedding cake weighed a whopping 500 pounds. I always find it more difficult to say the things I mean than the things I dont. W. Somerset Maugham THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY SCRAMBLERS TRIVIA TEST 1. Frank James 2. Between the outer and middle ear (eardrum) 3. Bob Dylan 4. Johann Wyss 5. Mg 6. Lisbon 7. Fred 8. Bird 9. Radius 10. Morton Salt TRIVIA ANSWERS 1. History : Who was Jesse James brother and partner in crime? 2. Anatomy : Where in the human body would you find the tympanic membrane? 3. Music : Which artist recorded the album titled Blood on the Tracks? 4. Literatur e: Who wrote the novel The Swiss Family Robinson? 5. Chemistry : What is the symbol for the element magnesium? 6. Geography : What is the capital of Portugal? 7. T elevision: What was the name of Robert Blakes cockatoo in the TV series Baretta? 8. Language : What does the Greek prefix ornitho refer to? 9. Math : What does the symbol r stand for in classic geometry? 10. Advertisements : What products slogan is When it rains, it pours.
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THE RIVER JULY 13, 2018 31 Top 10 Real Estate SalesCourtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateFGCU Official Coffee SponsorshipDunkin Donuts of Southwest Florida is proud to announce it is now the Official Coffee of Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Athletics. FGCU Athletics will Run on Dunkin with special Dunkin Donuts promotions and onsite giveaways at Eagles home games. In 2013, the Eagles mens basketball team put FGCU on the map with their remarkable success in the NCAA Tournament, earning the area the clever nickname of Dunk City making our partnership the perfect match, said Erica Roomy, Dunkin Donuts integrated marketing manager. We are proud to partner with FGCU Athletics as the official coffee, and cheer on the Eagles with unique offers that the whole community will enjoy. Were very excited to partner with Dunkin Donuts of Southwest Florida and welcome them into the Eagle family, said Jeremy Boreland, FGCU Athletics director of corporate sales. The Southwest Florida community is so supportive of the Green and Blue, and we are looking forward to working with Dunkin Donuts to help celebrate their favorite sports teams and student-athletes. FGCU Eagles fans will benefit from this partnership at participating Dunkin Donuts stores throughout Southwest Florida, as well as Eagles basketball, baseball, softball and soccer home games. Dunkin Donuts will offer giveaways during select Eagles games throughout the partnership, as well as participate in FGCU Eagles spirited events including Eagle Revolution and Dunk City After Dark. To learn more about Dunkin Donuts, visit www.dunkindonuts.com. Animal Services Foster-To-Adopt Program Have you been interested in adopting a dog but arent sure of what breed will fit into your lifestyle? Maybe you are not sure that a dog of a particular size, age or energy level is right for your home and family. Lee County Domestic Animal Services Foster-to-Adopt Program gives you the opportunity to see if a dog is the perfect fit before committing to adoption. Select dogs will be eligible for the program. To complete an application, visit the adoption center Monday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Once the application is approved, drop by the adoption floor to meet your potential new family member. The reduced adoption fee is just $50. If it turns out that the dog is not a perfect fit, you can provide staff with information on how the dog was while in your home to better pair him or her successfully in their next home, and you will be given the option to select another dog that may be a better fit. Lee County Domestic Animal Services is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers. Visit www.leelostpets.com to view pets available for adoption. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Azul stands in front of Dunkin Donuts at FGCU photo provided Hortoons Subdivision City Year BuiltSquare FootageListing Price Selling Price Days On Market Renaissance Fort Myers 2009 6,260 $1,999,000 $1,800,000 87 St. Charles HarbourFort Myers 2011 2,837 $1,060,000 $1,017,500 105 Cape Coral Cape Coral 1985 2,404 $965,000 $935,000 176 Cape Coral Cape Coral 2006 4,008 $950,000 $925,000 36 Shell Harbor Sanibel 1973 2,058 $945,000 $900,000 0 Town and River Fort Myers 1970 3,306 $924,900 $900,000 88 Fiddlesticks Country ClubFort Myers 1990 7,006 $875,000 $845,000 16 The Rocks Sanibel 1977 1,993 $849,000 $815,000 97 Palm Isles Fort Myers Beach 2006 2,743 $749,500 $690,000 113 Island Harbors Matlacha 1986 2,596 $689,000 $610,000 111
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