FREETake Me Home VOL. 17, NO. 29 JULY 20, 2018From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort Myers Weather and Tides pa ge 28Union Artist Studios Exhibit Opens In AugustDuring the month of August, DAAS CO-OP Art Gallery & Gifts will host the art of members of the Union Artist Studios. Founded in 2012, the group is celebrating six years as the only organized artists studio in Southwest Florida. The exhibition showcases two pieces from each member and the opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, August 11 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Located on the second floor of the Edwards Building at the Alliance for the Arts campus, the Union Artist Studios houses the creative spaces of 10 local artists. One of these artists is Julia Da Rocha, who has been with the group since 2016. We are always here, especially on weekends, and we enjoy the inspiration this place brings us. We bounce ideas off each other and collaborate in many events together. We are family here, said Da Rocha, whose expressionistic and vibrant designs are licensed by www. denydesigns.com and featured by Joss & Main, One Kings Lane, Fab, Rue La La, Amazon, Houzz, Hautelook and HGTV. Alex Wilkinson and Lesley Morrow continued on page 9 Wild Bloom by Julia Da Rocha Dragonfly by Alex Wilkinson images provided Miracle Baseball And Craft Brew Sampling July 20The Fort Myers Miracle, host of the popular Ballpark Festival of Beers each January, have been bringing a beer fest to every home game at Hammond Stadium in 2018. This season, the Miracle expanded its beer offerings to showcase more locally produced craft beers, highlighted by Scottys Miracle Blonde Ale brewed by Scottys Bierwerks in Cape Coral. Others include Gateway Gold from Fort Myers Brewing and From My Cold Dead Hands by Bury Me Brewery in Fort Myers. Rounding out the list is the Key West Sunset Ale from Florida Beer Co. in Port Canaveral, Pineapple Beach from Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland continued on page 8 An assortment of craft beers are available at Hammond Stadium photo provided To honor Henry Ford, the automobile icon, the Edison & Ford Winter Estates will celebrate his 155th birthday on Monday, July 30. The day will start off with free birthday cake served at 10 a.m. Behind-the-scenes tours of Fords winter estate home will be offered from 11 a.m. to noon, and history characters Henry and Clara Ford will be available for photo opportunities. Henry Ford worked for Thomas continued on page 21 The Henry Ford winter estate home was nicknamed The Mangoes for the many mango trees on the property photo provided Celebrate Henry Fords 155th Birthday
Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Presbyterian Apartments Were Among The First High-Rises by Gerri Reaves, PhDIn April 1976, snowbirds Mark and Lina sent a postcard picturing the Presbyterian Apartments to friends or relatives in Hanover, Pennsylvania. They were currently staying at the apartments, the couple wrote, but would be in Hanover the third week in May for a card game. When that riverfront high-rise pictured on the postcard had been dedicated in September 1970, it was the citys tallest building. Text on the reverse of the postcard highlights its appeal. The modern 16-story, 180-unit high-rise on Virginia Avenue was sponsored by the Presbytery of West Florida. Located in the City of Palms on the banks of the Caloosahatchee, it provided ideal comfort, social planning and amenities for senior citizens. Presbyterian Apartments was part of the wave of high-rises along West First Street in the 1960s and 1970s. This development was made possible in part by riverfront fill, it should be noted. The opening of the 12-acre Boulevard Plaza (later Edison-Ford Square) in 1960 kick-started it all by bringing the age of the mall or more accurately, the shopping center to downtown. The plaza bound by West First and McGregor on the north and south, and by Virginia Avenue and Clifford Street on the west and east, made life on the west side of downtown very appealing. Shops, medical offices, groceries, barbershops, restaurants and more were all within walking distance of new high-rises. Sound familiar? Construction on Riverside Club, the first condo on West First, had started in 1963. In this birds-eye image, seven-story Riverside is the white cube of structure (right center) at the foot of Clifford Street, with the Edison Bridge stretching behind it in the distance. Riverside looks a bit dwarfed in this image, but when it opened, it was one of the two tallest buildings in town. The word club in the name hints at the 1960s marketing focus on leisure and convenience. The turnkey condos left the owners free to enjoy the South Florida lifestyle, which included the condos kidney-shaped heated pool and the sundeck. The taller Harbor Towers near the foot of Virginia (not pictured) continued the condo craze, going up a year after Riverside. Visible in front of Riverside in the photo is the relatively new Holiday Inn Riverwalk, which energized the neighborhood with fine dining, a tiki-bar and outdoor restaurant, exotic umbrella drinks, boat dockage and year-round air conditioning imagine! The nationwide motel chains arrival foretold the end of the traditional tourist home or mom-and-pop establishments that had long housed downtown tourists. While the Presbyterian Apartments and the mid-century condos on West First are still in-demand real estate, some of the commercial buildings havent survived. Both the Edison-Ford Square and the Holiday Inn Riverwalk were destroyed in the middle of the last decade in readiness for new developments. However, only a portion of First Street Village, with a Publix and other businesses that opened in 2007, has been built. And since the days when the Presbyterian Apartments were the newest and tallest thing around, other towers have etched their profiles on West Firsts skyline: Sunset Royale, Sunset Vista, Pointe Royale and, most recently, the aptly named five-tower High Pointe Place just east of Clifford. Another change in the intervening decades? Expectations regarding amenities. The Presbyterian Apartments could boast of shuffleboard courts, certainly standard fare decades ago, not to mention a superb riverfront location. However, todays marketing to seniors is awash the promise of resort style living, which includes a fitness center, computer lab, infinity pool, movie theater, dog park, salon and spa at the very least. Anything to make being older seem younger. Stroll down West First Street to see the Presbyterian Apartments, once the tallest building in town. Then, visit the following two research centers to learn more about the new continued on page 4THE RIVER JULY 20, 20182 The recently re-painted 16-story Presbyterian Apartments was the tallest building in the city when it was built in 1969-70 photo by Gerri Reaves In 1976, this postcard spread the word about the latest in comfortable senior living by the Caloosahatchee in the City of Palms photo courtesy SWFL Florida Historical Society, Sara Nell Gran Collection 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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3 THE RIVER JULY 20, 2018 Providing Custom Interiors to Sanibel & Captiva for 28 years Complimentary In-Home Consultation695 Tarpon Bay Rd. Sanibel, FL 33957 coin.decoratingden.com 239.472.6551 Cosmopolitan Fundraiser In New LocationCommunity Cooperative recently announced that the 13th annual Becoming Cosmopolitan fundraiser has been scheduled for Thursday, October 4 at 6 p.m. This years event will feature the theme, Fire & Ice, and will be held in the historic Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall for the first time ever. We are thrilled to be bringing Becoming Cosmopolitan to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, truly one of the most creative and inspired locations in Fort Myers with its decades of theater and music history, said Tracey Galloway, CEO of Community Cooperative. With savory cuisine, icy cool cocktails, boutique shopping and fiery entertainment, all in support of a great cause, and youve got what Becoming Cosmopolitan is all about. The evening features shopping with local boutique vendors, gourmet cuisine and cocktails, desserts, a silent and live auction, raffles, great music and an after-party all in celebration of the cosmopolitan lifestyle in Southwest Florida. Over 300 guests attended last Becoming Cosmopolitan event and all the proceeds support women and childrens programing at Community Cooperative. Sponsorships are available and range from $1,500 to $10,000. Donations for the events silent and live auctions, and Key To The Closet raffle are also being accepted. Tickets will go on sale in mid-August. Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall is located at 13350 FSW Parkway in Fort Myers. For more information, contact Stefanie Edwards at 461-2802 or firstname.lastname@example.org. image provided Cypress Cove Educates During Camp For KidsCypress Cove at HealthPark Florida hosted a unique one-day summer camp for children of employees and grandchildren of its Life Plan Community residents on July 7. Camp participants were treated outside to an educational nature walk through Cypress Coves Native Plant Garden and raised gardens, a miniscavenger hunt and a first-hand lesson on the fine points of radio-controlled sail boating. Indoor camp activities included such things as an exercise class, wind-chime craft-making, and Sub-Zero ice cream making. Other camp activities included games and lunch. Camp Cypress Cove was an impactful one-day experience for both residents and campers. It gave residents and staff an opportunity to share with the children the wonderful and varied lifestyle available on our 48-acre campus, said Resident Services Director Mary Franklin. The free one-day camp event was created by Cypress Coves independent living activities office team with an emphasis on intergenerational participation among campus residents and participating children. Cypress Cove participates in numerous intergenerational activities annually reaching out to youth programs throughout the surrounding Southwest Florida community, said Franklin. Camp Cypress Cove is a unique and valuable addition to our resident outreach program. Fom left, resident Sally Ennis, activities coordinator Taylor Nelson, and residents Carole Biggs and Cele Barcaro lead campers through the communitys native plant garden photo provided Local Motorcycle Run To Raise Funds For ACTAbuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. (ACT) will hold a benefit motorcycle run and brunch, which will start at HeadPinz Entertainment Center and conclude at Keylime Bistro on Sunday, August 26. The annual David Barbur Biker Brunch kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with registration. Kickstands go up at 9:30 a.m., with the brunch at Keylime Bistro starting around 10:30 a.m. and continuing until around noon. All proceeds from this rain-or-shine event will go towards ACTs safe, free and confidential programs for victims of domestic violence and their children, survivors of sexual assault, and human trafficking in Lee, Hendry and Glades counties. Cost is $20 per person, including riders. Attendees will receive a buffetstyle brunch catered by Keylime Bistro, opportunity to win raffle prizes and more. Sponsors of the event include Stilwell Enterprises & Restaurant Group/Keylime Bistro, HeadPinz Entertainment Group. HeadPinz Entertainment Center is located at 14513 Global Parkway in Fort Myers. Keylime Bistro is located at 11509 Andy Rosse Lane on Captiva Island. For more information or to register for the event, contact Jennifer L. Benton at 939-2553 or visit www. actabuse.com/event/motorcycle-run-theannual-david-barbur-bikers-brunch.
THE RIVER JULY 20, 20184 Call or e-mail us for more information. Phone: 239-558-5733 E-mail: email@example.com www.RabbitRoadMgt.com Rabbit Rd. Property Management & Home Watch Company which specializes in managing small county area. We are licensed, insured and bonded with over 20 years of experience. We are also Florida CAM licensed and accredited members of the National Home Watch Association. Blood And Bone Marrow Drive At Lani Kai July 28The 16th annual Kenny Conidaris Blood and Bone Marrow Drive will be held at the Lani Kai Island Resort on Saturday, July 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All are welcome to come down to donate blood or become a potential bone marrow donor with a simple swab of the mouth. This years theme is Going Wild. Guests can expect lots of fun with local nature conservationist Trapper Ray, as well as officials from the Calusa Nature Center, who will have a de-skunked skunk, python and some baby alligators that event-goers can safely pet and take photos with that day. All donors can enjoy a cookout lunch and light snacks and treats that afternoon, a commemorative event T-shirt, beach towel and much more. Even if youve contributed as a bone marrow donor in the past, come by and have fun during this special benefit and help raise the blood donor count in Lee County. Since he was a youngster, Kenny has battled severe aplastic anemia, a disease in which the bone marrow does not make enough blood cells for the body, and PNH, an acquired disease stemmed from cancer that destroys the red blood cells. Since first finding out these conditions, Kennys family from near and far, friends and now thousands of locals and visitors, have been tested to see if they were a match for a bone marrow transplant, but still, no luck. Since 2006, these annual benefits have collected more than 1,500 pints of blood. With one pint saving up to three lives, that means 4,500 possible lives have been saved from these blood and bone marrow drives and thats not including lives saved from guests joining the national bone marrow registry, which is much harder to track. Along with hoping to find a match for Kenny, your blood or bone marrow donation has the chance to help so many other people around Southwest Florida and beyond. Our event started as a way of trying to find a bone-marrow match for Kenny, but since then, with such an amazing turnout of donors year after year, we want to continue hosting this event to not only help Kenny find a match, but help the thousands of others who need one, as well as help supply local blood banks to help save the lives of so many, said Kathy Conidaris, Kennys mom and lead coordinator of the annual event. The Lani Kais blood and bone marrow drive is always set up to not only help gather donations for the community, but to make a fun family day of it. Well have all kinds of games, toys and prizes for the children, a dunk tank, live entertainment, cookout lunch and donuts for donors, along with snacks and others treats, and One Blood, who will be gathering the blood donations and taking swabs for the bone marrow registry, Kathy said. For those who cant make it out to the benefit but would still like to join the bone marrow registry, visit www. oneblood.org and a free mouth-swab kit will be mailed to you at no cost. We love hosting this event every continued on page 24 Four generations of Conidaris photos provided Mary and Kenny Conidaris with young LeoFrom page 2Historic Downtownoptions that high-rise apartments and condos brought to the downtown riverfront. The Southwest Florida Historical Society is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization open Wednesday and Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon and Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. It is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Call 9394044 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 nonprofit organization are Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday by appointment only. For information, call 332-8778 or visit www.leecountyblackhistorysociety. org. Sources: The Archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society and The News-Press
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THE RIVER JULY 20, 20186 Fort Myers Art: Earlier Curtain Time For Theatres 25th Seasonby Tom HallTheatre Conspiracy at the Alliance will celebrate its 25th consecutive season with beloved classics, comedic favorites and award-winning new plays from fresh voices. Were celebrating the past, present and future of Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance for the Arts this season, said founder and producing artistic director Bill Taylor. Our productions will reflect on the incredible work that has shaped the Southwest Florida theater community, as well as welcome the journey of our next 25 years. New this year will be an earlier curtain time for evening performances, audio described shows and even more talk-backs. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturdays with a new 7:30 p.m. start time. Sunday matinees will remain at 2 p.m. For theatergoers who are blind or have moderate to severe vision loss, the Alliance will provide a specially-trained describer who verbalizes whats happening on stage during pauses in dialogue. The audio describer uses a headset microphone, while individuals using the service listen through a receiver with a single earpiece. Reservation of headsets is required prior to the show by calling 939-2787. To widen the post-show conversation and discuss what the art onstage means to us as individuals and as a society, the Alliance will facilitate a community conversation through talkbacks on selected dates. Talkbacks allow the audience to ask questions and express their thoughts and ideas on issues revealed in the play through the form of meaningful discussion with the cast or panel guests. The opportunity is included with ticket purchase. Theater lovers can save up to $42 with a season subscription. Season subscriptions range from $115 per person for five shows to $140 per person for all seven shows. Individual tickets to each show are $26, $11 for students or $22 for Alliance members. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the box office at 9392787, visit 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers or visit www.artinlee.org/ theatre. Heres a look at Theatre Conspiracys 2018-19 season: Repossessed (A World Premiere Play) by Greg Lam; directed by Steve Hooper What would happen to our world if anyone could choose to remix and rewrite their memories and personalities? Rich and Gretchen seem to have the ideal marriage, until they learn that it was manufactured by a mysterious biotech company which installed it into their brains. Because they can no longer afford this service, the company must repossess their improvements. Repossessed explores questions of identity, morality and authenticity amidst a world of rapidly changing technology and the ethics that come with it. The play won the annual Janet and Bruce Bunch New Play Contest Award, presented by Theatre Conspiracy. Performances are August 16 to 18 and 23 to 25 at 7:30 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on August 19 and 26. The August 26 date is an audio descriptor performance. There will be a talk-back with playwright Greg Lam following the August 18 show. Murderers A Killer Comedy by Jeffrey Hatcher; directed by June Koc Gerald, Lucy and Minka look like everyday people, and each relates to us as they would to a trusted friend. But they have one dark secret in common: theyre murderers! Homicide has never been so hilarious as in this quirky whodunnit show. Except you know whodunit; the fun is finding out how they dunit and why. Set in Riddle Key Retirement Center in Riddle, Florida, these three unlikely killers justify their crimes in the most outrageous ways. Performances are September 27 to 29 and October 4 to 6 at 7:30 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on September 30 and October 7. 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Boutique-style group exercise and dance studio. Unique classes, friendly and inviting atmosphere.Fitness with Flair @ Royal Palm Square County Parks To Offer Free Parking And SwimmingIn recognition of National Park & Recreation Month, Lee County Parks & Recreation will offer free pool admission and free parking on Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29. On June 19, Lee County Commissioners signed a resolution designating July as National Parks & Recreation Month in Lee County. The Lee Board of County Commissioners recognized Lee County Parks & Recreation as an agency which touches the lives of individuals, families, groups and the entire community and positively impacts the social, economic and environmental quality of the county. This years national theme is A Lifetime of Discovery (#DiscoverJuly). The City of Cape Coral also is participating by waiving fees at its five boat ramps, including the Cape Coral Yacht Club boat ramp, Horton Park, Rosen Park, Burnt Store and BMX boat ramp. Lee County Parks & Recreation sites offering free swimming or free parking: Regional parks Lakes Park, Manatee Park, Hickey Creek Mitigation Park, Caloosahatchee Regional Park, Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve; Beach sites Bonita Beach Accesses No. 1 and No. 10, Bonita Beach Park, Bowditch Point and Lynn Hall Memorial Park, Bunche Beach, Bowmans Beach and Turner Beach (north side only of Blind Pass); Boat ramps Punta Rassa, Matlacha, Alva, Davis, Pine Island Commercial Marina and Imperial River; Pools Lehigh Community Pool, North Fort Myers High School Pool, Pine Island Community Pool and San Carlos Community Pool. Other recreational sites with Lee County which are owned or maintained by other government entities are not included in the free swim/free parking weekend. These include: Barefoot Beach, beach access points managed by the Town of Fort Myers Beach, and City of Sanibel sites, including the south side of Blind Pass. For more information about Lee County Parks & Recreation locations, amenities and other special events, visit www.leeparks.org, call 533-7275 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Download the Come Discover Map online or pick one up at any Lee County site and enjoy A Lifetime of Discovery in July. images courtesy www.artswfl.com
7 THE RIVER JULY 20, 2018 Now Available Unit 513 delightful rst oor pool side 2 bdrm, 2 bth condo at Davis Woods. Step out from your large, corner lanai to the gorgeous pool area or pick up the tennis racket and head out to the tennis court. It is all right there for your convenience and located minutes to the beaches. This condominium will make a comfortable residence or good investment property. Dont miss the great affordable opportunity. REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTSW Florida, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel & Captiva Islands is All About HomeListed at $156,000 Listed $199,000REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTSW Florida, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel & Captiva Islands is All About HomeCathie Lewis, RealtorPhone: 239-745-7367 Cathie@AllAboutHome.Life Pfeifer Realty Group Large single family homesite Close to the beach Centrally located Quiet residential neighborhood Mound House To Hold EventsMound House officials are offering weekly events for the week of July 22 to 28. There will be a Family Adventures Tour on Wednesday, July 25 at 10 a.m. Interpretive staff leads families through this entertaining and educational experience. Make a mask, try out an atlatl, or spear thrower, or swing a Calusa conch hammer. Perfect for families with children age 5 and older. Cost is $5. On Thursday, July 26 at 8 a.m., explore the winding mangrove creeks and hidden backwaters of Estero Bay as only a kayaker can during the Mangroves By Kayak Tour. This unique tour is guided by Dexter Norris, biologist, naturalist and Mound House environmental educator. Search for birds, fish, manatees and dolphins as you paddle through the Estero and Hell Peckney bays in a tandem kayak. Mound House kayak tours are conducted in accordance with Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism guidelines. All paddling equipment provided. Ages 12 and older. Weather permitting. $45 per person. Museum admission included. Private group tours available. Reservations required. Maximum of 12 paddlers per tour. On Friday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m., catch a beautiful sunset during the Full Moon Kayak Tour. Participants will explore tidal creeks and winding mangrove tunnels extending into the hidden backwaters of Estero Bay as only a kayaker can. This unique tour offers rare opportunity to experience the abundant life within our estuary in the quiet of twilight by the light of the full moon. Reservations required. Cost is $50 per person. All paddling equipment provided. Weather permitting. Maximum of 12 paddlers. On Saturday, July 28 at 9 a.m., enjoy fun with the whole family at the Mound House with the Family Fun Kayak Tour that is designed especially for parents and their children ages 6 and older. Look for wildlife including birds, dolphins, and manatees as you cruise through the mangroves in the Estero Bay. This trip is great for children and first-time kayakers with instruction on land before heading out on the water at an easy, relaxed pace. Cost is $15 (ages 6 to 12) or $25 (ages 13 and older). All paddling equipment provided. Weather permitting. There is a maximum of 12 paddlers per tour. Mound House is located at 451 Connecticut Street on Fort Myers Beach. Visit www.moundhouse.org or call 765-0865 for more information. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Hip-Hop Artist To Perform At Sounds Of Summer Concert The Sounds of Summer Concert Series at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center continues with Chris Daniels & Friends on Friday, July 27 from 8 to 10:30 p.m. The Southwest Florida hip-hop artists Sweet Release: When Doves Cry Too concert is a release event, with a live performance and interview. Daniels, born and raised in Jacksonville, attended Florida Gulf Coast University in 2011 and decided to stay in the area. Chris Daniels & Friends is presented by Gulf Coast Leisure and LavoeLife. It is in conjunction with Phase2, The Love Frequency, Counter Culture, Saiyan Season, DY, BackHouse, Jammz, The Indie Corner, Danny Joseph, Underviews and Curate SWFL, Etc. Tickets are $10 per person. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The Sounds of Summer Concert Series features Floridas best emerging artists across genres. Local, original music is highlighted in this bi-weekly series. August 10 showcases one of the areas best reggae bands, Roots Almighty. Plus, enjoy opening act The Regulars, who were last years Singer-Songwriter Competition winners. The 2nd annual Singer-Songwriter Competition closes out the series on August 24, where original artists compete for a performance spot at the Island Hopper Music Festival and recording time at SBDACs Six Fingers Studios. The series is sponsored by The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, Volvo of Fort Myers and Carbon Press. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in the historic downtown Fort Myers River District. For more information and tickets, visit www.sbdac. com. image provided
Along The RiverThe downtown Fort Myers River District will again be the scene for Music Walk this Friday, July 20. Restaurants, bars, art galleries and shops will showcase a wide range of music during the evening from 6 to 10 p.m. Expect live jazz and blues to rock, drums and much more. Each month brings new energy to the historic streets of downtown Fort Myers. Visit www. fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com/ to learn more. The Bonsai Society will meet at the Berne Davis Botanical Garden on Saturday, July 21 at 9 a.m. Members will create slabs in a workshop conducted by John Bartolozzi. There is a recommendation to wear old clothes. The public is invited; admission and parking are free. Advice will be available on selecting and cultivating bonsai trees. The Berne Davis Botanical Garden is located at 2166 Virginia Avenue in Fort Myers. For more information, visit www.bonsaiswfl.org The Alliance for the Arts will present The Comediannettes (formerly Diva Comedy Night) this Saturday, July 21 at 8 p.m. in the theater. This one night of side-splitting standup comedy features funny and fierce female comedians all from Florida. General seating 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, from Hollywood, Florida, is the winner of 2015 Ultimate Miami Comedian. She 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. Francis 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 at 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 or tickets, visit www.artinlee.org/comediannettes or call 939-2787. Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. The 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 this 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. Gulf Coast Leisures next Art & Poetry Networking Event at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will draw creative professionals to cultivate their craft and have a positive environment for self expression this Thursday, July 26 at 8 p.m. Attendees are invited to kick back, have a cocktail and take part or watch local art and poetry with live entertainment, vendors, networking and more. Each month, Gulf Coast Leisure offers artists, musicians, poets the opportunity to connect with each other and showcase their talents. Cost is $10. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in the historic downtown Fort Myers River District. For more information, tickets and artist registration, visit www. gclmovement.com. Beginning Thursday, July 19, international phonograph expert, author and lecturer John Kurdyla will provide weekly phonograph presentations at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates Presentations will be held every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in the Music & Movies gallery in the Edison Ford Museum. Reservations continued on page 18THE RIVER JULY 20, 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 From page 1Miracle BaseballPark and Conch Key from Conch Republic Brewing in Key West. The craft beer scene continues to surge in popularity, and Miracle fans have been asking for more Florida beers at the ballpark, said Chris Peters, Miracle president and general manager. The Miracle have long been a supporter of local businesses and were happy to serve locally brewed beers at Hammond Stadium. The Miracle also established a partnership with Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery in Cape Coral, which sponsors a pregame happy hour and drink specials every Friday. Other craft beers available at Hammond Stadium are manufactured by Blue Moon Brewing Company, Founders Brewing Co., Terrapin Beer Company, Fulton Beer, Goose Island Beer Co., Kona Brewing Co., Leinenkugels, Narragansett Brewing Company and Southern Tier Brewing Company. Hammond Stadium serves many of the national brands on tap or in bottles and cans, including Budweiser, Bud Light, Coors Light, Corona, Michelob Ultra, Miller Lite, ODouls, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Stella Artois and Yuengling. Budweiser sponsors Thirsty Thursdays each week. Coors Light sponsors Twofor-One Tuesdays. Corona joined with Budweiser for Cinco de Mayo drink specials earlier this season. The Miracle also have announced the return of Beer, Baseball & Boom, offering beer aficionados and baseball fans an opportunity to sample dozens of craft beers without missing a pitch. The event will be held on Friday, July 20 at Hammond Stadium. On Friday, August 17, the Miracles Augtoberfest offers fans yet another opportunity to enjoy a Bavarian-themed beer fest at the ballpark. For more information about baseball tickets and promotions, call 768-4210 or visit www.MiracleBaseball.com. Artists and musicians will unite for networking at Gulf Coast Leisures next Art & Poetry Networking Event on Thursday, July 26 photo courtesy Hunter Ryan Photography
9 THE RIVER JULY 20, 2018 From page 1Union Artist Studiosare also members of the Union. This mother and daughter duo share a space, but their styles are unique and very recognizable. Wilkinsons work is figurative but full of whimsy. Morrows is focused on portraits, created in a very loose and intriguing technique. Both artists joined the group in 2016. Other members participating on the show are David Acevedo, Xavier Brignoni, Erik Schlake, John Scoppa, Frank Rodriguez and Dawn Scandale. DAAS CO-OP Art Gallery is located at 1400 Colonial Boulevard, Suite 84, in Royal Palm Square in Fort Myers. Current off-season business hours are Wednesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.daascoop.com or call 590-8645. Lesley Morrow at work on a portraitSummer Thursday Concert Series Continues At Bell Tower ShopsBell Tower Shops popular Thursday Night Live Concert Series is continuing through the summer with monthly performances that feature some of Southwest Floridas top musicians. Performances run from 6 to 8 p.m. On Thursday, July 26, Ayla Lynn, teen singer, songwriter and guitarist, will perform. The remaining summer schedule includes Brian Roberts of Toucan Do (with 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s acoustic rock on Thursday, August 23; and Hipnauticals with hip originals and swing music on Thursday, September 20. Thursday Night Live is a free, open-air concert series spotlighting a vast range of musical genres, including funk, soul, lite rock, 80s, 90s, R&B, jazz, pop and todays top hits. The artists energizing musical performances, combined with a festive atmosphere for patrons, has made Thursday Night Live a favorite destination for Southwest Florida shoppers, diners and music lovers. The concert stage is near Society and TGI Fridays, central to Bell Tower Shops many shopping and dining destinations. Restaurants at Bell Tower Shops will co-host Thursday Night Live, offering food and beverage sales during the concert. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs for seating. Bell Tower Shops is located at 13499 South Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers. For more information, visit www.thebelltowershops.com. Ayla Lynn photo provided 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. 2008Happy Hour 4-7pm Mon-Fri. $4 House Wines/Beers $5 Well Drinks $6 Prosecco, Spritz & Kirs Featuring our new Martini list & BarBites (small plates)
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 20, 201810 Foundation Mourns Passing Of Nathaniel Pryor ReedThe Everglades Foundation is mourning the passing of Ever glades legend Nathaniel Pryor Reed. He dedicated his life to public service and the protection of natural resourc es, helping to found The Everglades Foundation and serving on the board of directors for 25 years. He was a guiding force in secur ing bipartisan support for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) approved by the State of Florida and U.S. Congress in 2000. His leadership transformed the environmen tal culture, values, and public policies of the state and nation. He served six Florida governors and two U.S. presidents. As assistant sec retary of the interior for Fish, Wildlife and National Parks, his legacy includes the Endangered Species and Clean Water Acts, pressing for land protection in Alaska, and defending redwoods in California. He served Florida proudly for 14 years as a member of the govern ing board of the South Florida Water Management District, helping solidify the agencys legacy as a leader in Everglades restoration. He was an avid fisherman and golfer with an unparalleled passion for restoring the Everglades, said Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg. Personally, Ive been privi leged to know and work with Nathaniel over the last 16 years, and I am proud to have called him my friend. He was a master of words, bastion of prin ciple, and a constant provider of sound counsel. He had irreverent wit that was matched equally by kindness. His encouragement to do what is right and never give up has inspired generations of conservationists, including myself. What he gave to Americas Everglades is beyond measure. I am a better per son for knowing Nathaniel Reed. On behalf of the entire staff and board of directors of The Everglades Foundation, I extend our deepest condolences and fondest affection to the entire Reed family and salute our beloved Nathaniel Pryor Reed and his travels on the green highway, said Eikenberg. Trailways Camp Family Fun Day This SaturdayA Trailways Camp Family Fun Day will be held this Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Miro mar Lakes. The day is an opportunity for family members to join with their campers, residents of Miromar Lakes and camp volunteers for a day of fun on the water. Twenty five Trailways campers have been invited along with special guests from Miromar for this once in a lifetime opportunity to go waterski ing. The waterskiing will be provided by Anns Angels Adaptive Waterski Foundation, Inc. an organization that has extensive experience and special ized qualifications for providing water skiing for adults with special needs. The Family Fun Day will be funded by the Robert V. & Benjamin G. Miller Fund (Trailways Camp) and organized by Goodwill Industries SW Florida, Inc. in partnership with Sharon and Jerry Miller, founders of Trailways Camp. The Millers son Benjamin, a resident of Sanibel, lives with multiple challenges including blindness, hearing loss, mobil ity and developmental delays. He will be among those participating. His descrip tion: I love it. Trailways Camp Coordinator Mike Clay will oversee a variety of activities that will include the waterskiing clinic, fishing, games, lunch, refreshments and lots of fun. Miromar Lakes is located at 10160 Miromar Lakes Boulevard. Robotics Competition Program August 2Parents, students, school representa tives, volunteers and others inter ested in robotics technology are i nvited to the IMAG History & Science Center for a free event about the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Sci ence and Technology) robotics competi tion program on Thursday, August 2 f rom 6 to 8:30 p.m. Attendees will learn how to start their own team or join an existing team and how to become a mentor, coach or sponsor of a FIRST team. Registration is open at www.swfrtp.org. The programcontinued on page 16 Nathaniel Pryor Reed photo provided
Striped Skunk by Bob PetcherThe striped skunk ( Mephitis mephitis) is so named due to its white linear marking on its back. The stripe runs from its head to its tail, beginning with a triangle shape and breaking into two lines to form a V shape. The striped skunk is one of four species of skunks in North America. The most common of its species, it is the size of a house cat (on average) with short legs, webbed toes and sharp claws for digging and hunting. When it does look for food, the omnivorous mammal tends to seek out insects, fish, fruits, nuts and other small mammals... when it isnt concentrating on leaves, grasses and carrion. Due to their short legs, striped skunks are not fast runners and cannot escape predators. Fortunately for them, a good part of their defense mechanisms involve their powerfully strong-smelling spray. This fluid is not only pungent and foul, it can sting a predators eyes and thus allow it time to run away. These sprays can be effective from more than 10 feet away, yet the odor can be detected more than a mile away. While many people are turned off by these creatures, this nocturnal animal is an important source of insect control, and their musk quality is used as a perfume foundation. They are also immune to snake venom and are known to eat poisonous snakes. On average, a typical striped skunk litter will have five to six babies. Interestingly, these newborns are blind and deaf when they are born. They reportedly only open their eyes at three weeks old and nurse until six or seven weeks. It is around this time that their mother teaches them how to forage and hunt. They venture out in this search by forming a single file behind their mother On June 24, two juvenile striped skunks were admitted to the clinic from North Fort Myers. The individual who found the skunks attempted to care for them for three days by providing cat food and medication before seeking the help of a wildlife rehabilitator. When they were admitted to the clinic, one of the two skunks had severe neurologic signs and did not survive. The other skunk was quiet but alert while being handled during the exam. Its eyes were slightly sunken, but no discharge was noted, and it was dehydrated. It was provided with fluids and monitored closely over the following days for neurologic and gastrointestinal signs. There were several potential reasons for neurologic signs in the young skunk that did not survive, most likely related to malnourishment (hypoglycemia or low blood sugar) or systemic infection (bacterial or viral), said Dr. Robin Bast, CROWs staff veterinarian. The skunk that did survive was quiet but otherwise neurologically normal. The GI clinical signs noted initially were likely due to being fed an inappropriate diet prior to being brought to the hospital. If the babies had received the appropriate medical attention sooner, the outcome may have been different. Feeding an inappropriate diet to a neonate can result in significant abnormalities and can even be life-threatening. After three weeks at the clinic, there has been noted improvement in the surviving patient. The surviving baby has done great throughout her stay at the hospital no diarrhea, normal mentation. She is eating on her own and is now in an outside enclosure as she continues to grow up, added Dr. Bast. The skunk is estimated to be about eight weeks old at this point. She will be released at approximately 16 weeks of age, when she is old enough and ready to fend for herself. CROW officials warn that if you find a baby animal and you think it may need help, you should contact a wildlife rehabilitator before acting or taking the animal out of its natural environment. The care for an orphaned wild baby should be left to a professional; one should never try to raise a wild animal in ones home. 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 #18-2495 will remain at CROW until she is old enough to fend for herself photo by Brian Bohlman RIVER 11 THE RIVER JULY 20, 2018
Small Bait For Big Action by Capt. Matt MitchellWith the sweltering summer heat turned all the way up, some of the best action this week came while fishing small shiners. Open water flats fishing with these baits caught a wide variety of fish including trout, silver trout, mackerel, jacks, small sharks and ladyfish. If your looking for high-activity fishing, this has been hard to beat. Popping corks with a live shiner made this a easy kid-friendly fishery with fish coming on almost every cast at times. Small shiners or what we call fry or maggot baits have appeared all over the sound and beaches this past week. They can often be spotted right up on the shore or out on shallow grass flats. With a couple of throws of a small mesh cast net, its possible to catch a live well full of bait that just about everything that swims will eat this time of year. We had plenty of bait to be able to live chum. Its amazing how places just come to life with a few scoops of this bait. The area of a few miles on the eastern side of the sound from Chino Island to Flamingo Bay Channel has been a great place to get started on this open water flats fishing. Simply start fishing in three to five feet and move until you locate the best action. This is a really popular area as you can tell by the 20-plus boats in here doing this fun fishing almost daily. Its just a great way to start the day as you can quickly get all your clients a few fish and get the skunk out. Most days, we have managed a few keeper trout and mackerel in here before moving on to bigger and better things. Despite the funky little green blobs of floating algae in the south end of Matlacha Pass, the fishing in this area during the incoming tide has been outstanding. Chumming the small fry bait has had keeper mangrove snapper exploding on the surface as they chase them down. Add to that a few snook, jacks and mackerel, and this has been hard to beat. During the incoming tide, there are many oyster bars in this area that the tide rolls over and creates feeding stations for a variety of fish along with limits of mangrove snapper This week, I experienced some of the cleaner, clearer water I have ever seen in the northern sound. While targeting channel markers south of Cabbage Key for gag grouper in certain areas, you could see the bottom in 12 feet of water. Although this super clear water is pretty, I prefer to fish and do better in dirty or stained water. Clear water in the passes has slowed the snook bite even though you can see this fish stacked in there by the hundreds. 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. Grace Gast from Charleston, South Carolina with a mangrove snapper caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week photo provided THE RIVER JULY 20, 201812 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than FishUntangle tackle from vegetation and discard it responsibly BILL FISCHER
Plant SmartKeys Blackbeadby Gerri ReavesKeys blackbead ( Pithecellobium keyense ) is a native widespreading shrub or small tree that is listed as threatened by the state of Florida. It typically grows in sandy soil in hammocks, pinelands, shell mounds and coastal dunes in Floridas lower coastal counties and the Florida Keys, reaching a height of eight to 15 feet. This member of the pea family is notable for both its ornamental and wildlife-friendly attributes, and is an excellent choice for a bird and butterfly garden. Two pairs of leaflets make up the leaves. Each leaflet is oval, obovate or elliptical and an inch or two long, often with a notched tip. New growth has a reddish tinge. Stalks of yellow-white or pinkish flowers appear in late winter into spring. Each fragrant flower is about an inch across. The numerous thin stamens extending from a spherical center create a delicate star-like effect. The distinctive pod is flat, slender, curving or coiled, a shape that inspires another common name, rams horn. The pod measures up to eight inches long and matures in summer. The round black seeds thus the term blackbead within the pod have red arils or fleshy coverings. Birds eat the aril and seeds and find cover in the trees dense foliage. This species is the host for the giant orange sulphur and the cassius blue butterflies, and a nectar plant for many other butterflies. This small tree will grow in partial shade or full sun and sometimes self-sows near the parent plant. Highly droughtand salt-tolerant, adaptable, and long-lived, it grows even in poor soil, but needs organic content to do well. It is very similar to the cats-claw ( Pithecellobium unguis-cati ), also a native, but cats-claw has smaller leaves and always has thorns. Sources: Florida Plants for Wildlife by Craig N. Huegel, A Gardeners Guide to Floridas Native Plants by Rufino Osorio, The Shrubs and Woody Vines of Florida by Gil Nelson, www. fairchildgarden.org, www.fnps.org, www.regionalconservation.org. Plant Smart explores the diverse flora of South Florida. Keys blackbead, a threatened species in Florida, attracts birds and butterflies photo by Gerri Reaves 13 THE RIVER JULY 20, 2018Peace Day In The Park Coming This FallThe 11th annual Peace Day in the Park celebration will return on Sunday, September 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The annual grassroots community event is entering its second decade of bringing the message of peace right here in Southwest Florida. Last year, the theme was Peace Through Adversity, and the community experience was no exception. After Hurricane Irma blew through the region, and everyone began to clean up and rebuild, the ability to create peace in the midst of adversity was put to the test. Even the usual Peace Day venue suffered major damage, yet thanks to the gracious invitation to host the event at Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers, the celebration moved forward, collected major donations of food and blood to be distributed locally, and thousands gathered throughout the day to experience a day of peace. This year, the name of the celebration is being changed to SWFL Peace Day, and this years theme is Expansion of Peace. Since International Peace Day was set in motion in 2001 by the United Nations, a Peace Spiral has been created around the world. Thanks go out to SWFL Peace Day sponsors Fafco Solar, Feng Shui by Nan, ZAKS Jewelry, Yoga Bird, Grand Illusion, The Mystical Moon Fort Myers, Natural Awakenings magazine, Sierra Club Calusa Group, Iona Cannabis Clinic, Studio 44, All Smiles Entertainment, Debonair Concierge Travel Services LLC, CREW Solar, Bath Fitter, Whats Up SWFL, Alliance for the Arts, EPEC Environmental & Peace Educations Center, CasaShanti and Planet Protein, Inc. This years celebration will once again be held at the Alliance for the Arts property at the corner of McGregor and Colonial boulevards. There will be three stages this year: a Peace Stage, with emcee/music provided by All Smiles Entertainment; a Love Stage, with live music provided by ACMA; and a Fresh Squeezed Productions stage, with ambient music provided by a variety of local DJs. Longtime Peace Day favorites like the Calendar Girls and Family Time Music will be back to share their talent and spirit. Trending topic workshops on recycling, peace education and sustainability will be ongoing throughout the day. FGCU students will host an Expansion of Peace community live art project, and Union Artists Studio will host sidewalk art and a community mural. There will be a designated area for local teen artists to showcase their talent. Other activities will include Yoga for Peace, starting at 8 a.m. with 108 sun salutations, a Zumba dance experience, group hypnosis and meditations throughout the day, kids art projects and singalong music, as well as the rock climbing wall, bounce house continued on page 17 Or consider not using any rat poisons at all. Instead, seal all entry points to your home. 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THE RIVER JULY 20, 201814 submitted by Richard FinkelThe latest No Child Left On Shore (NCLOS) environmental education outreach project introduced Fort Myers youth with the Quality Life Center (QLC) Summer Camp program to the coastal ecology of Southwest Florida on a multi-faceted water borne field trip. The NCLOS initiative is a collaborative endeavor of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) and Captiva Cruises, which strives to provide the opportunity for the younger generation of Southwest Florida a means to gain a firsthand learning experience, and exposure to our coastal environment. The Quality Life Center, located in the Dunbar neighborhood of Fort Myers, strives to strengthen family and community through programs, services and the provision of housing and property management to ultimately cultivate self development, teach self discipline, build confidence and promote nutritional and cultural awareness. Describing the cruise experience, Todd Thomas of the Quality Life Center said, The kids really enjoyed it, some of them had never had the experience and a few of them emerged as potential scientists with their curiosity. The setting for learning could not have been better. The kids (and camp instructors) learned a lot about the Sanibel/Captiva, Pine Island Sound and Cayo Costa State Park area. SCCF and Captiva Cruises have been partners in many environmental education programs over the past 25 five years. For more information about the No Child Left On Shore environmental education outreach project, including sponsorship opportunities, contact SCCF at 472-2329 or Captiva Cruises at 472-5300. The Quality Life Center group aboard the boat photos provided The kids got a chance to focus in on the environment Summer campers observing a blue crab pulled up in a trawling net by Richard Finkel of Captiva Cruises, right The Quality Life Center group on Cayo Costa State Park Beach with their camp instructors and Richard Finkel of Captiva CruisesOutreach Project Introduces Youth To Coastal Ecology
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Mark OBrien Owner/Agent Trish Barbone Agent Justin Wheeler Agent We are HERE for all your insurance needs Marketing Firm Appoints Media ManagerDave Breitenstein has joined the Priority Marketing as media relations manager. In this role, he is responsible for supporting strategic media relations services and coordinating publicity strategies, campaigns and events for the firms diverse range of clients. Breitenstein has 20 years of experience in the media industry, having served as a journalist at two prominent local media outlets, The News-Press and Naples Daily News Prior to joining Priority Marketing, he served as the public relations manager for Miromar Development Corporation. Before moving to Southwest Florida, he was a journalist for the Anderson Independent-Mail a local newspaper in Upstate South Carolina. Breitenstein earned a number of accolades during his time in journalism, including more than 40 writing awards from prestigious organizations like the Society of Professional Journalists, Education Writers Association, Florida Press Club and William Randolph Hearst Foundation. He also was recognized through Gulfshore Business annual 40-Under-40 program for his professional achievements and commitment to the community. He received his bachelors degree in journalism from University of Kansas and his masters degree in educational leadership from Florida Gulf Coast University. Dave Breitenstein photo provided Attorney Elected To Executive CommitteeAttorney Edward Canterbury has been elected to serve on the Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, PA Executive Committee for a three-year term. Canterbury joined Henderson Franklin in September 2005 and was elected a stockholder in 2011. He is Florida Bar Board Certified in Real Estate Law and handles all aspects of real estate with a focus on commercial and residential development, acquisitions, finance, survey matters, title insurance and commercial leases. Canterbury is past president and current board member of the Southwest Florida Real Estate Council, is a member of the Real Estate Investment Society and is a graduate of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Leadership program. He also has been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star in the field of real estate. Canterbury received his law degree in 2005 from Ohio Northern University, summa cum laude (valedictorian) and his undergraduate degree from Ohio Wesleyan University (bachelor of arts 2002). Edward Canterbury photo provided FPRA Member Earns Professional AccreditationHeather Doane of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) recently earned professional public relations accreditation, and received the designation of Accredited in Public Relations (APR). Doane joins the more than 4,300 active public relations professionals worldwide who represent an elite group of skilled professionals committed to practicing with high ethical standards, including 35 currently in southwest Florida. Doane is the voter education coordinator for the Collier County Supervisor of Elections office, where she has served for three years. She previously was a reporter for seven years at newspapers including The News-Press in Fort Myers. She is a Master Florida Certified Election Professional through the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Election and a 2018 graduate of the Growing Associates in Naples program through the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Doane earned a bachelor of arts degree in communication from Suffolk University in Boston. She is currently the board secretary for the Southwest Florida Chapter of FPRA and the co-chair for the Humane Society Naples Young Executive Pawfessionals. To earn public relations accreditation, candidates must pass an oral presentation and rigorous written examination administered by the Universal Accreditation Board (UAB), which is an alliance of eight national and statewide professional associations dedicated to furthering the field of public relations and the development of public relations professionals. FPRA is a member of the UAB. Heather Doane photo provided From page 10Roboticsis open to the public. The Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership (RTP) has supported local FIRST teams for three years and has a shared goal with IMAG to excite kids about science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) education in Southwest Florida. Through FIRST, kids have the opportunity to explore technology from engineering to videography, from programming to business applications. IMAG is located at 2000 Cranford Avenue in Fort Myers. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ events/176425589855665.
17 THE RIVER JULY 20, 2018 From page 13Peace Dayand many other kid-friendly activities. Well behaved four-legged friends are welcome to attend, and there will be water available for them at many spots throughout the venue. Also this year, there will be a native plant swap, so attendees can bring their clippings, a potted planet or two for trade and join in on making Southwest Florida more beautiful and having some fun while doing so. Vendors who express their unique way of expanding peace will be showcasing unique products and services, and a variety of food and drink options including vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian will be on hand. SWFL Peace Day encourages visitors to bring their refillable cups and sustainable straws in keeping with reducing collective use of plastics. Throughout the day, a bloodmobile will be parked on site collecting Peace Blood donations, as well as food and supply donations, this year going to the Cape Coral Caring Center, ACT Abuse Counseling Treatment Center shelter, and pet food and supplies to the Gulf Coast Humane Society. Several animal rescue centers will attend with pets to discuss pet adoptions. For more information or to get involved, contact swfl4peace@email. com or visit www.facebook.com/ events/1636834519746965 or www. peaceday-in-thepark.com. Principal To Testify Before House CommitteeIn a first for the School District of Lee County, Dunbar High School Principal Carl Burnside will testify before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Never before has a Southwest Florida school official spoken before Congress about their programs. I feel truly honored to share the kinds of career and technical education opportunities that Dunbar has developed to prepare students for both college and careers, Burnside said. I have seen students rise up from humble circumstances into amazing career and college level opportunities. Congressman Francis Rooney extended the invitation last week to Burnside to attend the committees Innovation Forum and Showcase on July 25 in Washington, DC. This is a great opportunity to showcase Dunbar High Schools state of the art technology, engineering and biomedical academy which provides students with opportunities to excel in these in demand fields, said Rooney. The Innovation Forum and Showcase is broken down into two parts. Part one will be an oral testimony before committee members followed by a question and answer period. Part two consists of a Congressional Showcase, where Dunbar High School will display information about their program, and will have the opportunity to answer questions from members of Congress, staff and the public. Our technical program tracks, that include obtaining industry certification in areas like network administration, desktop support, game design and programming, TV production, and web design alongside the engineering and biomedical programs, have helped to accelerate our students into those related college programs or career pathways, Burnside added. I truly believe that introducing these advanced career programs have truly changed the future paths of many of our students. Dunbar High School was declared the first Microsoft Certified High School in the world. It is a Microsoft Mentor School, a Microsoft Innovation School and a Microsoft Showcase School. Dunbar student Kevin Dimaculangan just won a Microsoft National Championship in June and competes in the Microsoft World Championships in late July. Dunbar student Tyler Mills won a Microsoft World Championship in 2014. Dunbar is one of only 40 programs from across the United States invited to share their testimony with members of Congress. Carl Burnside photo providedCollege Graduates Adel Kajtazovic of Cape Coral received a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Clarkson University in May. At East Carolina University, the following local students earned degrees on May 4: Naomi Weathers of Fort Myers graduated with a bachelor of science in university studies. Amanda Larson of Fort Myers graduated with a CERT in student affairs higher education. Fort Myers native Jessica Frances Blaze graduated from the University of Rhode Island at the schools 132nd commencement recently. She received a bachelor of science degree in biological sciences. Deans List Alexa Prejna, a resident of Fort Myers, was among the students named to Augustana Colleges 2018 spring term Deans List. Honor RollLarry Luettich, a resident of Fort Myers, was named to the spring 2018 honor roll at Spokane Community College. To receive honor roll status, students must be full time (12 credits or more) and earn a 3.0 grade point average or higher. 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 RIVER JULY 20, 201818 Superior InteriorsFive Furnishings That Are Worth Investing Inby Trinette NelsonAs you consider redecorating your home, you may find that there are many furniture pieces and accents you could do without. However, there are a few pieces every homeowner should consider investing in to bring the unique combination of practicality and style into their house. Console tables can serve multiple purposes and be displayed in a variety of rooms. Determining where your table would be most effective whether its the foyer, living room or dining room can be challenging. If you have ample space in your entryway, a console table against an empty wall can add visual interest to the area and provide convenient storage room for belongings like keys, mail and purses. Placed along the back of a sofa or a stretch of wall in your bedroom or dining room, console tables are great for displaying decorative accessories, such as plants or photos. Mirrors add depth and visual interest to any space. They can also play a role in making the room appear brighter and more open because they bounce the natural light throughout the area. Select one with a dramatic design and unusual shape or finish to make accent pieces stand out. Mirrors may not be a large accessory, but the light, style and elegance they can add to the area makes them a surprisingly impactful addition. Ottomans are very versatile and are available in many stylish colors and designs. Not only can they be used for extra seating, but they work as efficient storage spaces or coffee tables in the living room. Shapes range from square to round to hexagonal. Regardless of the size, there are many possible details and characteristics to choose from. Some ottomans are tufted, while others are tight, plain, buttoned, boxed or skirted. They can also have legs or casters. End tables can have a major impact on your living room from a functional and aesthetic perspective. Like console and coffee tables, they come in many styles. While size is relatively the same for most end tables, rectangular and circle shapes are the most common way of adding variation. These practical accents provide necessary surface space for lamps and everyday items, like the TV remotes and beverages. Love seats are effective alternatives to sofas in smaller spaces and can be moved to other rooms when youre in the mood for a change. A love seat may start out as an accent in the living room, but it might also be suited for a stylish and useful seating area at the foot of your bed. Due to the high number of options when it comes to color, style and patterns, a design professional can guide you as you look for one that suits all your preferences. Trinette Nelson is an interior designer on Sanibel/Captiva Islands and can be reached at linda@ coindecden.com. Financial FocusQuestions To Ask Your Financial Advisorby Jennifer BaseyYou should always be able to ask as many questions as youd like when working with your financial advisor. So, before you have your annual review, think carefully about what youd like to ask. Here are a few suggestions: Are my goals still realistic? When you first began working with your financial advisor, you may well have articulated a number of financial goals. For example, you might have said that you wanted to pay for most of your childrens college educations, or that you wanted to retire at a certain age, or that you wanted to travel for two months each year during your retirement. In fact, you could have many different goals for which youre saving and investing. When you meet with your financial advisor, youll certainly want to ask if youre still on track toward meeting these goals. If you are, you can continue with the financial strategies youve been following; but if you arent, you may need to adjust them. Am I taking on too much or too little risk? The financial markets always fluctuate, and these movements will affect the value of your investment portfolio. If you watch the markets closely every day and track their impact on your investments, you may find yourself fretting considerably over your investments value and wondering if you are taking on too much investment risk for your comfort level. Conversely, if you think that during an extended period of market gains your own portfolio appears to be lagging, you might feel that you should be investing more aggressively, which entails greater risk. In any case, its important that you know your own risk tolerance and use it as a guideline for making investment choices so its definitely an issue to discuss with your financial advisor. How will changes in my life affect my investment strategy? Your life is not static. Over time, you may experience any number of major events, such as marriage, children, new jobs and so on. When you meet with your financial advisor, you will want to discuss these types of changes, because they can affect your long-term goals and, consequently, your investment decisions. How are external forces affecting my investment portfolio? Generally speaking, you will want to create an investment strategy thats based on your goals, risk tolerance and time horizon. And, as mentioned above, you may need to adjust your strategy based on changes in your life. But should you also make changes based on outside forces, such as interest rate movements, political events, new legislation or news affecting industries in which you have invested substantially? Try not to make long-term investment decisions based on short-term news. Yet, talk with your financial advisor to make sure your investment portfolio is not out of alignment with relevant external factors. By making these and other inquiries, you can help yourself stay informed on your overall investment picture and what moves, if any, you should make to keep advancing toward your goals. A financial advisor is there to provide you with valuable expertise so take full advantage of it. 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. Recycle Smart And Save Taxpayer DollarsLee County ranks third in the state with a 74 percent recycling rate, according to data recently released by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, putting the county on track to meet the statewide 75 percent recycling goal by 2020. But achieving that goal will not be easy. In order to reach the 74 percent rate, Lee Countys recycling contractor had to pull 19.4 million pounds of trash out of the recycling carts. Thats nearly 10,000 tons of trash that should not have been placed in recycling bins. Removing it cost taxpayers $362,871. It is more important than ever that everyone learns to Recycle Smart. Only five materials belong in a recycling cart: 1) Metal cans are acceptable, including both aluminum and steel 2) Plastic containers labeled No. 1 through No. 7 on the bottom or side. Container is the key word; not straws, hangers or pool noodles 3) Glass bottles and jars 4) Cardboard boxes are acceptable unless it held a liquid or a frozen food 5) Papers are accepted unless shredded or soiled Everything in the cart needs to be clean and dry. Recycled materials are resold and no one buys materials covered in coffee grounds or lasagna. If in doubt about something, throw it out. If its still usable, donate or sell it. Clean recycled materials are such an issue nationwide that China, the worlds largest buyer of scrap materials, stopped buying U.S. materials on May 1. That means the market for recyclable materials dropped dramatically. Lee County must offer clean materials for sale or 83,000 tons will be sent for disposal rather than be recycled. Haulers are getting more stringent about the recycling they will collect. Recycling carts that contain plastic bags, which are not recyclable in your curbside cart, might be tagged as contaminated and left at the curb. Any recycling container containing food waste or diapers will be left behind as well as those containing items that should more appropriately be donated, such as a bedspread or sheets. Lee County has been a recycling leader in Florida since 2002, with a recent campaign to focus on proper recycling. You can find more information about how to Recycle Smart on the Solid Waste website at www.leecounty.com/ solidwaste. Tolls For Out-Of-County Trips BackloggedLeeWay customers with out-ofcounty toll trips in June and July are now seeing those trips posted to their accounts as tolling entities clear the backlogged transactions caused by a SunPass outage. The entities are Lee County, the Central Florida Expressway Authority and Florida Turnpike Enterprises (part of Florida Department of Transportation). Transactions are listed on customers bills by the toll road that was used. Customers may see multiple transactions or a larger amount charged to their credit cards over the next 30 days. Customers who have out-of-county usage and replenish their LeeWay prepaid accounts by check or one-time credit card payments are encouraged to closely monitor their accounts. Charges for toll trips for Lee County transponder-holders on Lee County bridges were not affected by the outage. Customers should contact the LeeWay Service Center at 533-9297 with any questions. From page 8Along The Riverare not required. This presentation is free for members or with admission. Presentations will also be held at the Edison Ford Shoppe at the Bell Tower Shops every Thursday at 4 p.m. Reservations are not required. This presentation is free for all. A resident of Padua, Italy, Kurdyla has one of the largest private collections of phonographs and Edison memorabilia. He authored the book When Music Was Magic, which is available at Edison Ford Museum Stores. The Edison & Ford Winter Estates is located at 2350 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. For more information, visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org.
19 THE RIVER JULY 20, 2018 RIVER Book ReviewLeopard At The Doorby Di SaggauLeopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh is a classic page-turner not just due to the story but also due to the beautiful prose and lush descriptions within. The story is set in Africa, in 1952 Kenya against the backdrop of the Mau Mau uprising, which eventually led to Kenya departing from British rule. McVeigh knows the territory well having traveled in wilderness areas of East Africa and Southern Africa, often in off-road vehicles, driving and camping along the way. She also honeymooned there. The main protagonist in the story is 18-year-old Rachel Fullsmith, who after attending boarding school in England for six years, returns to the family farm in Kenya. Her British parents went there to be farmers and Rachel had a rich childhood living there. Her father sent her back to England when her mother died. Against his wishes, she comes back to find that everything has changed. There is now political turmoil and violence. Her father has a new companion, a strange, intolerant woman, who has taken over the household. Rachel tries to get along with her but to no avail. Shel is left with a bewildering sense of isolation and foreboding that she will not be able to protect her father from a woman who seems to be dragging him into unhappiness. Her former tutor, Michael, is the only person Rachel can identify with because they have both been victimized by patriarchal, colonial society. Both are outcasts and as their relationship grows stronger, the political situation in Kenya grows more frightening and unsettling by the day. Looming over everyone is the threat of the Mau Mau, a secret society intent on uniting the native Kenyans and overthrowing the whites. As Rachel struggles to find her place in her home and country, she initiates a covert relationship, one that will demand from her a gross act of betrayal. One man knows her secret and he has made it clear how she can buy his silence. Rachel is haunted by an event she witnessed at the age of 12, the murder of a Kenyan striker at her uncles bacon factory. McVeigh has a gift for storytelling and a capacity for empathy as she describes Rachel caught somewhere between her loyalty to her family and to the natives. Some of the African protectors of her childhood have become killers. They warn, Kenya is a black mans country You should go back to where you belong. Leopard at the Door is an intense and thoroughly enjoyable read. School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My daughter will be going to kindergarten soon and Im trying to help her build her independence. Shes hesitant about making choices and doesnt seem to be able to persevere with a task. Please give me some suggestions. Sacha E., Fort Myers Sacha, Building independence is a process across time but you are wise to recognize this issue with your daughter and work on improving her confidence so she can be independent. Here are a couple of suggestions for you: Offer your daughter guided choices and try not to ask her open-ended questions such as, What do you want to do today? Instead, help focus her attention by offering guided choices. Provide options that are acceptable to you and that also come with responsibilities. Examples include letting her choose between two household chores or letting her help plan a fun group activity by picking between two board games and setting it up. Offering your child guided choices will show your faith in her abilities and nurture her independence. Offering guided choices makes children feel more in control. It can also help minimize whining and other irritating behavior. Ignoring these milder behaviors can be an effective way to get kids to stop seeking attention in these ways. Consistency and follow-through play a big role in developing positive patterns of behavior. To help increase your daughters focus on the task at hand, a good strategy is to allow her to keep trying to succeed. Acknowledge your childs frustrations, but dont rush in to resolve the issue. Letting your child attempt to solve a problem independently is a valuable learning experience even though it might be painful for you to watch. Try not to step in until your child has exhausted reasonable options. Heres an example of something you might want to say to her for encouragement: Youre doing a great job building with your construction blocks. I can see that youre getting frustrated because those pieces dont fit together very well. Why dont you look at the picture on the box to see if that will help you figure it out? Try again, and if youre still having trouble, Ill help you. Great job, you did it all by yourself! Letting your child try to fix problems independently may cause some frustration for both of you. But each success she experiences will lead to increased self-confidence and willingness to attempt more challenging tasks. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Sanibel Bridge InspectionThe Lee County Department of Transportation will be performing a bridge inspection on Sanibel Causeway Span A next week. The job is scheduled to start on Tuesday, July 24 and finish on Thursday, July 26, weather permitting. Lane closures will be controlled by flagging operation. Affected times will be 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily. The Sanibel Causeway toll facility and bridges are owned and operated by the Lee County Board of County Commissioners. Call 533-9400 or email LeeTrafficTOC@leegov.com with projectrelated questions. For more information, visit www.leegov.com/dot. Continental Womens ClubThe Continental Womens Club will hold their next meeting on Thursday, August 2. The guest speaker will be Mark Tesoro, injury prevention educator/ analyst with Lee Health Trauma Center. His program will focus on balance, fall and injury prevention. Continental Womens Club meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at The Hideaway Country Club, located at 5670 Trailwinds Drive in Fort Myers. The cost to attend the luncheon is $22. Call 691-7561 for more information. 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
All-Star Break Report: Red Sox With Blazing Start, Twins Show Signs Of Resurgenceby Ed FrankAs the baseball season takes its mid-summers break for the All-Star Game, it provides the opportunity to review the first four months of the season with emphasis on the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins, our two local teams that have called our area home for Spring Training for decades. We will also report on the two Florida teams the Miami Marlins and the Tampa Bay Rays. First to the Red Sox: Although Boston was a pre-season favorite for postseason play, no one predicted the blazing results to date. When the All-Star break began Monday of this week, Boston had a 68-30 record (.694), the best in baseball, and a 3 game lead over the arch-rival New York Yankees in the American League Eastern Division. It was their best record since 1949. You need only to examine some of the American League statistics to understand why. Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez are first and third in league batting at .359 and .328 respectively. Martinez, with 29 home runs, is tied for first and leads the league with 80 RBIs. Betts is second in runs scored with 79, and Martinez is in the top five in hits with 116. Florida Gulf Coast university alum Chris Sale is tops in the American League with a 2.23 ERA and 188 strikeouts. Get the picture why the 2018 Red Sox are so good? Now to the Minnesota Twins: Its been a hard-to-describe first half for the Twins. After a miserable 2-11 road trip, they returned home to Target Field to go 9-2 before the break, capped by a thrilling 10th inning grand slam last Sunday by Brain Dozier against Tampa Bay. With that surge, suddenly the playoff picture brightens. At the break, Minnesota was second in the AL Central at 44-50, just 7 games behind first-place Cleveland, who went 4-6 through last Sunday. The question remains whether the Twins will be buyers or sellers before the July 31 trading deadline. Dozier has been and continues to be a hot trade rumor. And the only member of the Twins with a full no-trade clause is Joe Mauer, who is in his last year of an eight-year contract. No question the biggest disappointments this season are former top prospects Byron Buxton and Miquel Sano. Sano was sent back here to the Fort Myers Miracle for several weeks to get in shape and regain his batting stroke. And the often-injured Buxton left a game at Triple A Rochester last week with a sore wrist. But remember that Buxton, just 24, hit over .300 the second half of last season. Sano, 26, was an All-Star last year and competed in the home run derby. Perhaps the Twins just have to be patient with Buxton and Sano. The Marlins and Rays: Major League Baseball attendance is down this year more than 6 percent, but nowhere is it more prevalent than here in Florida with the Marlins and Rays. Both are very last in home attendance, with the Rays averaging just 14,696 per game. Thats ranks 29th of the 30 teams in the Major Leagues. And the Marlins are even worse, dead last at 9,558 per game. A recent crowd of just 5,265 for a game against Milwaukee was the smallest in the history of Marlins Park, which opened in 2012. Many Minor League teams draw larger crowds. The Rays last week unveiled an elaborate plan to build a new domed stadium across Tampa Bay at a cost of $900 million. The 32,000-seat stadium would be the smallest in the Major Leagues. The Rays have been trying for years to gain support for a new stadium. Stuart Sternberg, team owner, said it will probably be 2023 before the park would open. 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The Law & Order Ball will recognize the everyday heroes of the following Lee County law enforcement agencies: Cape Coral Police Department, Florida Gulf Coast University Police Department, Florida Southwestern State College Police Department, Fort Myers Police Department, Lee County Port Authority Police, Lee County Sheriffs Office and Sanibel Police Department. The black-tie optional gala is open to the public and will feature cocktails, hors-doeuvres, a formal dinner, silent and live auctions, entertainment, raffles, and even more surprises. The evening will also include a presentation for the Officer of the Year award among all participating agencies. Individual registration for the festive evening is $175 each, and a table for 10 guests is $1,750. Those unable to physically attend are asked to Fund-ACop to attend the event in their place. The event, designed to thank local law enforcement agencies, 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. A portion of funds raised at the event will be distributed among the honored agencies for their youth programs. Along with Creighton Construction and Development, 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 info@ lawandorderball.org. SPORTS QUIZ 1. Five pitchers have tossed a no-hitter in both the American League and the National League. Name three of them. 2. Dave McNally won 20-plus games for four consecutive years for Baltimor e (1968-71). In how many of those years did at least one teammate also win 20 or more games? 3. When was the last time befor e 2016 that Penn States football team won an outright Big Ten championship? 4. In 2017, Chris Paul became the thir d-fastest NBA player (806 games) to reach 15,000 points and 8,000 assists for a career. Who was faster? 5. When was the last time the Car olina Hurricanes made the NHL playoffs? 6. In 2017, Christian Pulisic became the youngest winner (19) of the U.S. Soccer Federations Male Player of the Year award. Who had been the youngest? 7. When Manny Pacquiao became the first boxer to win world titles in eight weight divisions, how many of them were considered lineal titles? ANSWERS 1. Jim Bunning, Randy Johnson, Hideo Nomo, Nolan Ryan and Cy Young. 2. Three -1969 (Mike Cuellar), 1970 (Jim Palmer, Cuellar) and 1971 (Pat Dobson, Palmer and Cuellar). 3. It was 1994. 4. Magic Johnson (765 games) and Oscar Robertson (784). 5. It was the 2008-09 season, when Carolina lost in the conference nals. 6. Landon Donovan was 21 when he won the award in 2003. 7. Five (yweight, featherweight, super featherweight, light welterweight, welterweight).
21 THE RIVER JULY 20, 2018 Life InsuranceLife Insurance For Long-Term Care Expenses J. Brendan Ryan, CLU, ChFC, MSFSI have been a constant promoter of a certain hybrid insurance policy ever since it became available about seven years ago, when Congress passed a new tax law related to life insurance and annuities. That law allowed tax breaks for the first time to certain long-term care (LTC) benefits when attached to certain life insurance and annuity policies written after the law was enacted. As for the annuity tax break, I have found little use for it since, for one thing in my experience, it works well only if a person has a rather large lump sum to put into the policy. I recommend it when the person cannot get the life insurance because of health history and can afford the required lump sum. The life insurance approach is more flexible and, I believe, more beneficial than the annuity approach, so the following discusses just that technique. In general, the life insurance technique allows a person to obtain a policy that, like any other life insurance policy, pays a death benefit to the beneficiary at the death of the insured. But it also allows the owner to draw down the death benefit during the lifetime of the insured to reimburse the insured for eligible expenses incurred if the insured needs LTC either in a nursing home, assisted living facility, adult day care facility or a home health care setting. Thus, in the policies that I have worked with, 100 percent of the benefit will be paid out, either to the beneficiary as a death benefit, to the insured as a LTC benefit, or part to each. And all benefits paid as a death benefit or a LTC benefit are tax-free These policies guarantee an LTC benefit in various forms at the discretion of the insurance owner at the time the policy is obtained. The most common way to receive LTC benefits from a life insurance policy is at a rate of two percent of the death benefit per month maximum for as many as 50 months. If the insured does not incur that much in LTC expenses for that month, the unused portion must remain as unused but can be drawn out in the 51st month up to the equivalent of that two percent amount. If unused amounts still remain, they can be used in the 52nd month, then the 53rd month, and so on. In other words, the full amount of the death benefit can be used to pay for insured eligible expenses but, in this case, can never exceed the two percent amount in any given month. It is important to remember that every dollar drawn out for LTC purposes reduces the death benefit dollar-for-dollar. Available alternatives include the right to draw one percent per month for 100 months to pay for eligible expenses, two percent for 50 months described previously, or four percent per month for 25 months. In each case, if the full amount is drawn out for the full number of months, 100 percent of the death benefit will be consumed, and there will be nothing left for the beneficiary at the death of the insured. One does not have to place a claim for benefits as eligible expenses are incurred, perhaps choosing to leave the death benefit intact as long as possible for the benefit of the heirs. This benefit cannot be added to existing policies but is only available in policies that are designed to allow this benefit. It took a change in tax law to enable this benefit because previously, the only way to access benefits from a policy during lifetime was through loans or withdrawals from the cash value. This had potential income tax consequences. Under the new law, the whole death benefit, not just the lower cash value, can be reached. And, again, no tax is levied on amounts withdrawn for LTC purposes. J. Brendan Ryan is a Cincinnati insurance agent. He can be reached at email@example.com. From page 1Henry FordEdison, and they became research partners and eventually good friends. The two inventors first met at a convention in New York in 1896. During that meeting, Ford described his first automobile, the quadricycle, and Edison encouraged him to continue with his experiments. That encouragement catapulted Fords career and changed the direction of the automobile industry. He introduced the Model A Ford in 1903 and the Model T, one of the best-selling cars of all time, in 1908. Ford first visited Edison at his Fort Myers winter home in 1914 and two years later, he and his wife, Clara, purchased the home next door for $20,000. The Craftsman-style bungalow included about three acres of riverfront gardens and was nicknamed The Mangoes for the many mango trees on the property. Ford and Edison were among the first snowbirds and spent many winters together along the Caloosahatchee. Their adjacent retreats provided a place for the friends to relax, discuss business and innovation, entertain friends and, of course, square dance one of Fords favorite pastimes. Today, visitors can tour the botanic gardens, museum, laboratory and the winter homes of the two famous inventors. On July 30, the behind-the-scenes tours are included with admission. The site is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. seven days a week. Edison & Ford Winter Estates is located at 2350 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. For more information, call 334-7419 or visit www. edisonfordwinterestates.org. Nonprofit Board Training Seminar In NovemberThe Southwest Florida Community Foundation will host nationally renowned author and TED talk speaker Dan Pallotta at the new Collaboratory on Saturday, November 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a one-day board training seminar for nonprofit board members and their staff leaders. Designed specifically for nonprofit boards, The Bolder Board Training teaches how to work with CEOs to create possibilities for impact. This is not a traditional training on governance and finance, said Sarah Owen, president and CEO of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. This one-day event will be an immersion in possibility and aspiration that positively disrupts traditional ways of thinking. It is part lecture, part workshop. Owen added that organizations are encouraged to bring as many of their board members as possible. The training can also serve as a powerful first day to a board retreat. Pallotta is an American entrepreneur, author and humanitarian activist who invented the multi-day charitable event industry with the AIDSRides and Breast Cancer 3-Days, which raised over half a billion dollars in nine years and were the subject of one of the first Harvard Business School case studies on social enterprise. His 2013 TED talk on philanthropy is one of the 100 most-viewed TED talks of all time. Pallottas book Uncharitable is the best-selling title in the history of Tufts University Press. He is also a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review online and is widely credited with changing the national conversation about impact and overhead in charity in America. Advance tickets are $99 per person. Tables of eight are also available and allow for nonprofits to be seated with their fellow board members. The Collaboratory is located at 2031 Jackson Street in downtown Fort Myers. Visit www. floridacommunity.com/ bolder-board-training for tickets and more information. Dan Pallotta photo provided
THE RIVER JULY 20, 201822 Opening Ceremony Held For Sports ExhibitThe Alliance for the Arts hosted an opening ceremony for the Smithsonians Museum on Main Street Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America traveling exhibition. The event featured a free craft project, Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Azul the Eagle, stilt walker Way Too Tall Torrie, DJ Damien Randolph, free tastings from Millennial Brewing Company, and food from Southern SnoBalls and Nathans Famous SWFL. The exhibition demonstrates how hometown sports energize the community, instill pride and create a bond that is passed from one generation to the next. The show is on display through August 1. This exhibit is made possible by a Florida Humanities Council Grant awarded to the Southwest Florida Historical Society. Project partners include the Smithsonian, the Alliance for the Arts and the Lee County Black History Society. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. From left, Betty Adams, Jarrett Eady and Yvonne Hill photos provided From left, Dieter Olivera, Monica Olivera and Way Too Tall Torrie From left, Larry Aguilar, Azul the Eagle and Yvonne Hill Patrons using stereoscope viewers to see 10 great sports venues From left, John Zilboorg, Marilyn Mecca, Ava Roeder and Phil Gaylor Back from left, Curtis Jones, Azul the Eagle, Krista Johnson, Sonya McCarter and Bill Taylor. Front from left, Desiree DeMolina and Jessica Wisdom From left, Yvonne Hill, Glenn Miller and Lydia Black
23 THE RIVER JULY 20, 2018 Tax Collector Supports Senior Paws SanctuaryOld dogs may not be able to learn new tricks, but they can get a new lease on life. The Lee County Tax Collectors Lehigh Acres service center supports the Senior Paws Sanctuary, a Lehigh Acres-based nonprofit organization that provides urgent care and foster homes for older dogs and dogs with severe medical conditions. The tax collector accepts donations of food, towels or other pet-friendly items at the service center, located at 3114 Lee Boulevard, where informational displays are set up. The service center also sells candy bars for $1 to benefit the organization, raising more than $1,500 since the initiative began in May 2017. We have a commitment to service, and our staff felt strongly that Senior Paws Sanctuary was deserving of our support, Lee County Tax Collector Larry Hart said. Animals enrich our lives in so many ways. When our team goes this far to help local animals in need, its just one more way to show the community that, Weve got your back. Senior Paws Sanctuary relies entirely on donations and volunteer help. The costs involved with its mission are staggering the organization spent $40,000 in veterinary medical bills alone last year, according to John Goldsberry, who assists his wife, Debbie, in running the sanctuary. A single heartworm treatment could cost as much as $2,000, he said. Add in food, cleaning supplies and a litany of other costs, and the need becomes profound. Older dogs are generally more expensive to treat, and people who adopt dogs tend to prefer puppies or younger adult dogs, Goldsberry said. That means a lot of shelters end up having to put down senior dogs, a reality that inspired Debbie Goldsberry to create the sanctuary, which takes in senior dogs from across Lee County. The sanctuary has no hard or fast rules on the age of the dogs. The aim is simply to treat older dogs who need care. There are all kinds of rescues out there that will rescue poodles, dachshunds, greyhounds and other particular breeds, John Goldsberry said. We dont exclude any dog because of breed. We wont do that. The fundraising initiative is ongoing at the tax collectors Lehigh Acres service center, and everyone is invited to assist the organization through its website at www.seniorpawssanctuary. com or on the Senior Paws Sanctuary Facebook page. Chronic Pain Self-Management WorkshopsWould you like to learn how to better manage chronic pain conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, back pain, headaches and more? Lee Health is offering a free six-week workshop, entitled Chronic Pain Self-Management, a researchbased program developed by Stanford University. Information presented in the workshop can help you become empowered to improve your quality of life. Learn how to more easily manage your medications; understand the benefits of exercise; manage symptoms of stress, pain and fatigue; and make smarter decisions related to healthy eating. Participants will also receive a copy of the book Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain The session will be held on Fridays beginning August 3 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at The Sanctuary, located at 8960 Colonial Center Drive in Fort Myers. Seating is limited and registration is required. Call 343-9264 for more information. Senior Paws Sanctuary information is on display at the Lee County Tax Collectors service center in Lehigh Acres photo provided From page 6Fort Myers Artthe life of John Merrick who lived in London during the latter part of the 19th century. A horribly deformed young man victim of rare skin and bone diseases he becomes the star freak attraction in traveling sideshows. Found abandoned and helpless, he is admitted to Londons prestigious Whitechapel Hospital. Under the care of celebrated young physician Frederick Treves, Merrick is introduced to London society and slowly evolves from an object of pity to an urbane and witty favorite of the aristocracy and literati, only to be denied his ultimate dream to become a man like any other. Performances are November 8 to 10 and 15 to 17 at 7:30 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on November 11 and 18. The November 18 date is an audio descriptor show. There will be a talk-back following the November 18 performance. The Elephant Man is sponsored by Noreen Raney. The Agitators by Mat Smart; directed by Bill Taylor The Agitators is inspired by the enduring but tempestuous four-decadelong friendship between Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. As they grew to become the cultural icons we know today, their movements collided and their friendship was severely tested. This series of powerful vignettes tells their story, from their meeting in Rochester, through the Civil War and to the highest halls of government. They agitated the nation, they agitated each other and, in doing so, they helped shape the Constitution and the course of American history. Performances are January 17 to 19 and 24 to 26 at 7:30 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on January 20 and 27. The January 27 date is an audio descriptor show, which will also be followed by a talk-back. This show is sponsored by Janet and Bruce Bunch. Marian, or the True Tale of Robin Hood by Adam Szymkowicz; directed by Rachael Endrizzi A gender-bending, patriarchysmashing and hilarious new take on the classic tale. Robin Hood is and has always been Maid Marian in disguise. Robin/Marian leads a motley group of Merry Men (many of whom are not men) against the greedy Prince John. As the poor get poorer and the rich get richer, who will stand for the vulnerable if not Robin? Modern concerns and romantic entanglements clash on the battlefield and on the ramparts of Nottingham Castle in this play about selfishness, selflessness, and the cost of revealing your true self in a time of trouble. Performances will be February 7 to 9 and 14 to 16 at 7:30 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on February 10 and 17. The February 17 date is an audio descriptor show, which will also be followed by a talk-back. This production is sponsored by Susan Ion Hogan, DDS. Joe Turners Come and Gone by August Wilson; directed by Sonya McCarter Set in a Pittsburgh boarding house in 1911, owners Seth and Bertha Holly play host to a makeshift family of people who come to stay some for days, some longer seeking new jobs, new lives and new beginnings. This eccentric group of wanderers includes proprietors, an eccentric clairvoyant with a penchant for old country voodoo, a young homeboy from the South and a mysterious stranger searching for his wife. Each denizen of the boarding house has a different relationship to a past of slavery as well as to the urban present. Performances are March 1 to 2, 7 to 9 and 14 to 16 at 7:30 p.m., with 2 matinees on March 10 and 17. The March 17 date is an audio descriptor show, which will also be followed by a talk-back. This production is also sponsored by Noreen Raney. Rancho Mirage by Steven Dietz; directed by Anne Dodd Acclaimed playwright Steven Dietz comedy looks at affluent suburban couples whose truths finally catch up with them. At an ill-fated dinner party, these long-time friends are awakened to the secrets of their past with hilarious and farcical results. Written by one of Americas most widely produced playwrights, this comedy asks what remains between us when youth and dreams have faded and the last bottle of wine is gone. Performances are May 9 to 11 and 16 to 18 at 7:30 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on May 12 and 19. The latter date is an audio descriptor show. Rancho Mirage is sponsored by Stephen Hooper and Ellen Poage. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the box office at 9392787, visit 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers or go online at www. artinlee.org/theatre. Tom Hall is both an amateur artist and aspiring novelist who writes art quest thrillers. He is in the final stages of completing his debut novel titled Art Detective A former tax attorney, he lives in Estero with his fianc and their four cats. image courtesy www.artswfl.com
RIVER deaRPharmacistAmazing Facts About Nightmares And Dreamingby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers:Sleeping is one of the great pleasures in life, unless you have bad dreams or nightmares. Then its pure misery. Most of us do dream while sleeping, we just dont remember it. Luckily, a man named Larry Page remembered his dream. He was a computer scientist and he woke up from a dream when he was 23, wondering if there was a way to download the web and rank webpages by inbound links. He went on to become a co-founder of Google. Pages net worth, according to Forbes is $52 billion. Talk about making money when you sleep! So why cant you remember your dreams? Our brains are trained to forget non-essential facts and the truth is, most of our dreams arent that unique. But I bet you do wake up and recall the bizarre scary dreams, dont you? This is because your brain finds it more essential to remember these strange or scary images. They stand out. Here are some other little known facts about dreaming that you may be interested in. By the way, if youd like a longer version of this article, its at my website. If you lost sight later in life, you can still see images in your dreams and dream visually like when you had your eyesight. Those folks who were born with blindness may not see in pictures but can still dream and experience sounds, touch sensations and emotions during their dream state. With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), several brain regions are involved including the amygdala where dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin play a role. PTSD nightmares may occur with or without REM sleep. If you have asthma, for some reason, you are also more prone to nightmares. The bad dreams can intensify with many treatments, including montelukast. Heartburn medications such as ranitidine and famotidine used to treat heartburn can sometimes induce vivid dreams and nightmares. So can allergy drugs like diphenhydramine. Blood pressure pills interfere with sleep. This category has welldocumented evidence to show how they trigger nightmares and this side effect alone often causes people to seek other treatments. If you grew up with black and white TVs, most of your dreams occur in black and white. Anxiety is the most common emotion during dreams. You might experience it as falling, flying or feeling unprepared or humiliated in your dream. Dogs dream. You will often hear them whimper or see their paws twitching. More than likely they are running in their dreams. Sleeping pills can and often due induce vivid dreaming and nightmares. Withdrawal from these medications can also induce higher dreaming and/or nightmares for a period of time. Antidepressants such as fluoxetine and paroxetine increase serotonin and may trigger intense or disturbing dreams that seem to go on all night. Some sleep supplements containing melatonin might trigger unpleasant or bizarre dreams. If that happens, take a break from the melatonin because the dose might be too high. Remember, you make this sleep hormone yourself so supplementing has an additive effect. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. SuzyCohen.com. THE RIVER JULY 20, 201824 Doctor and DieticianMood Boostersby Ross Hauser, MD and Marion Hauser, MS, RDLife can be stressful, and sometimes it is downright difficult. But there are many ways to stimulate your senses that can boost your mood or that of your loved one. Spending time outdoors tends to be an excellent mood booster. Take a stroll through a nature preserve or botanical garden, or get your hands dirty in your own garden. Physical exercise can also significantly improve mood by regulating the chemicals in the brain, like dopamine and serotonin. With diet, the secret to happiness is choosing healthy fats. People who consume higher amounts of essential fatty acids, like those in olive oil, salmon and walnuts, are less likely to be depressed. To excite the artistic part of the brain, playing your favorite music or visiting an art gallery can do the trick. Loneliness isnt just a bummer, its actually not good for your health, and can be just as dangerous as smoking, obesity or a sedentary lifestyle. Whereas people with a network of friends stay more active and even live longer. Good friends can encourage you to make better choices and decrease depression. When youre feeling down, a phone call or meet up with a friend helps you to feel connected. Social interaction is good for your heart, digestion and immune system. It heals your mind and your body, combatting illness and stress. Healing touch can also improve mood, and provide a sense of well-being. Therapies like massage or reflexology are rejuvenating options, but do not underestimate the power of something as simple as a hug from a loved one after a hard day. When your mood takes a nosedive, go for a walk with a friend or give them a call and put a smile back on your face. Just that smile alone can give you some feel-good endorphins. 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. From page 4Blood Driveyear knowing it has the chance to help so many people and so many families. This is an event thats all about hope and the chance of helping one another, Kathy said. For 16 years, Kenny has battled the two rare illnesses, but he does so courageously and in strides, receiving blood work and chemo infusions bi-weekly, and taking medications daily. Having to travel back and forth to Duke University since he was 11 years old for the treatments, his frequent medical requirements led him to become a licensed EMT, and he now lives in North Carolina right near Duke where he still receives his regular treatments. He is currently engaged, and now has a beautiful and healthy baby boy, Leonardo, who turns 1 on July 27. All donors have the chance to enter and win numerous raffles and gift baskets, resort stays. Sponsors of the event include Budweiser/Suncoast Beverages, JJ. Taylor, Publix, Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, Key West Express, Capt Tonys Fishing Charters, Dunkin Donuts, Twin Peaks, Breakout Room, Gator Lanes, Duck Donuts, Jungle Golf, Sanibel Harbor Resort, Headpinz, Zoomers, Gull Wing. This will be a nice, fun time while helping so many people, Kathy said. Come out and show your support for the community lets go wild and help find a match. Lani Kai Island Resort is located at 1400 Estero Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach. To sign up for the national bone marrow registry, visit http://join. BeTheMatch.org/LaniKai. Any group or business who would like to make a donation in the form of a raffle prize or gift, contact Kathy Conidaris at 851-0701. Chronic Disease Self-Management ProgramLee Healths Lee Health Solutions, in partnership with many local community agencies and supported in part initially by a grant from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, is offering Its All About You a research based Chronic Disease Self-Management program developed by Dr. Kate Lorig of Stanford University. The workshops will be offered on Wednesdays at two locations: in the Egret Room at Gulf Coast Village beginning August 1 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.; and at the American House Fort Myers beginning August 15 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. located at The free workshop is 2 hours long once a week for six weeks. It is designed for people age 18 or older with chronic health conditions to help them learn ways to better manage their chronic conditions and the symptoms that often accompany chronic health conditions. Gulf Coast Village is located at 1333 Santa Barbara Boulevard in Cape Coral. American House Fort Myers is located at 14001 Metro Parkway in Fort Myers. For more information or to register, call 343-9264. Volunteers Needed For Health ClassesThe Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL) is seeking volunteers to lead health and wellness workshops across the region. AAASWFL offers workshops to assist adults age 60 and over, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers in seven counties: Lee, Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry and Sarasota. Volunteers have the opportunity to lead fitness workshops focused on the unique needs of older adults. Specifically, these workshops are designed to teach older adults preventive measures to avoid falls, improve their balance and manage chronic conditions. Classes include Tai Chi for Arthritis for Falls Prevention, A Matter of Balance, Walk With Ease, the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, and Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance. Training is provided for these programs, and AAASWFL provides mileage reimbursement for volunteers. Workshops are typically held on weekday mornings and afternoons, so volunteers with flexible schedules are appreciated. Volunteers should also be at least 18 years of age, have a valid drivers license, and must be able to pass a background screening. While not mandatory, experience with teaching, instruction, public speaking, health care, nutrition or community outreach is helpful. In 2017, AAASWFL staff and volunteers led 30 health and wellness workshops across Southwest Florida, assisting nearly 500 individuals. Potential volunteers may contact Sherry Young, AAASWFL health and wellness coordinator, at 652-6900 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteer applications can also be found online at www.aaaswfl.org.
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Myers Chamber of Commerce . ......................... 332-3624 Foundation for Quality Childcare . .......................... 4 25-2685 Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce . ................... 454-7500 Fort Myers Beach Library . ............................... 463-9691 Lakes Regional Library . ................................ 5 33-4000 Lee County Chamber of Commerce . ........................ 931-0931 Post Ofce . ..................................... 1 -800-275-8777 Visitor & Convention Bureau . ............................ 3 38-3500ARTSAlliance for the Arts . .................................... 9 39-2787 Arts For ACT Gallery & Studio . ............................ 337-5050 Art League Of Fort Myers . ............................... 275-3970 Barbara B .. Mann Performing Arts Hall . ...................... 481-4849 BIG ARTS . .......................................... 3 95-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre . .......................... 2 78-4422 Cultural Park Theatre . ................................... 772-5862 Edison Festival of Light . ................................. 334-2999 Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade . ....................332-4488 Florida West Arts . ...................................... 948-4427 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers . ...................... 288-2535 Gulf Coast Symphony . .................................. 489-1800 Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres . ..................... 481-8059 Naples Philharmonic . ................................ 239-597-1111 The Schoolhouse Theater . ............................... 472-6862 SW Florida Symphony . .................................. 418-0996 Theatre Conspiracy . .................................... 936-3239 Young Artists Awards . ................................... 574-9321CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSAmerican Legion Post #38 . ........................... 2 39-332-1853 Angel Flight . .................................. 1 -877-4AN-ANGEL Animal Refuge Center . .................................. 731-3535 American Business Women Association . .................... 357-6755 Audubon of SWFL . .................................... 3 39-8046 Audubon Society . ...................................... 472-3156 Caloosahatchee Chapter DAR . ............................ 482-1366 Caloosahatchee Folk Society . ............................ 321-4620 Cape Chorale Barbershop Chorus . ................... 1 -855-425-3631 Cape Coral Stamp Club . ................................. 542-9153 duPont Company Retirees . .............................. 454-1083 Edison Porcelain Artists . ................................. 415-2484 Embroiderers Guild of America Sea Grape Chapter . ...... 2 39-267-1990 FM UDC Chapter 2614 United Daughters of the Confederacy . ... 728-3743 Friendship Force Of SW FL . .............................. 561-9164 Garden Club of Cape Coral . .......................... 2 39-257-2654 Horticulture and Tea Society . ............................. 472-8334 Horticultural Society . ................................... 472-6940 Lee County Genealogical Society . ......................... 549-9625 Lee Trust for Historic Preservation . ........................ 939-7278 NARFE(National Active & Retired Federal Employees . ......... 482-6713 Navy Seabees Veterans of America . ....................... 731-1901 Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL . ............................. 66 7-1354 Sons of Confederate Veterans . ............................ 332-2408 Southwest Florida Fencing Academy . ....................... 939-1338 Southwest Florida Music Association . ...................... 5 61-2118 Kiwanis Fort Myers Beach . .................... 7 65-4254 or 454-8090 Kiwanis Fort Myers Edison . .............................. 694-1056 Kiwanis Fort Myers South . ............................... 691-1405 Iona-McGregor . ....................................... 482-0869 Lions Club Fort Myers Beach . ............................. 463-9738 Lions Club Fort Myers High Noon . ......................... 466-4228 Lions Club Estero/South Fort Myers . ....................... 898-1921 Notre Dame Club of Lee County . ......................... 7 68-0417 Organ Transplant Recipients of SW Florida . .................. 247-3073 POLO Club of Lee County . ............................... 477-4906 Rotary Club of Fort Myers . ............................... 332-8158 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society . ........................... 472-6940 United Way of Lee County . ............................... 433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour) . ................... 2 11 or 433-3900AREA ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews National Shell Museum . .................... 395-2233 Burroughs Home . ...................................... 337-9505 Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium . ....................... 275-3435 Edison & Ford Winter Estates . ............................ 334-7419 Fort Myers Skate Park . .................................. 321-7558 Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium . ................ 321-7420 JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge . .................. 4 72-1100 Koreshan State Historic Site . ......................... 2 39-992-0311 Langford Kingston Home . ............................ 239-334-2550 Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center . .............. 765-8101 Skatium . ............................................. 3 21-7510 Southwest Florida Historical Society . ...................... 93 9-4044 Southwest Florida Museum of History . ...................... 321-7430 True Tours . .......................................... 94 5-0405 To be listed in calling card email your information to: press@riverweekly. .com PETS OF THE WEEKphotos provided Haven on Earth Animal LeagueIrish And LucyHi there! 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 email@example.com. Irish Lucy Lee County Domestic Animal ServicesBella And Princess Hello, my name is Bella. I am a 4-year-old female pit bull who is not only a pretty face but has the personality to match. 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Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 90 Low: 80 TUESDAYPa rtly Cloudy High: 90 Low: 80 THURSDAYFe w Showers High: 83 Low: 73 Day HighLowHighLow Fri8:04 am1:08 am9:20 pm2:51 pm Sat8:49 am1:49 am11:04 pm4:07 pm Sun9:36 am2:33 amNone5:09 pm Mon12:29 am3:21 am10:21 am6:00 pm Tue1:32 am4:09 am11:05 am6:43 pm Wed2:19 am4:55 am11:46 am7:22 pm Thu2:54 am5:37 am12:24 pm7:56 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri7:41 am1:31 am8:19 pm2:24 pm Sat8:19 am2:18 am9:11 pm3:19 pm Sun8:57 am3:02 am10:12 pm4:13 pm Mon9:39 am3:45 am11:36 pm5:13 pm Tue10:38 am4:33 amNone6:15 pm Wed12:52 am5:41 am11:48 am7:12 pm Thu1:43 am6:45 am12:39 pm8:03 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri7:09 am1:10 am8:25 pm2:53 pm Sat7:54 am1:51 am10:09 pm4:09 pm Sun8:41 am2:35 am11:34 pm5:11 pm Mon9:26 am3:23 amNone6:02 pm Tue12:37 am4:11 am10:10 am6:45 pm Wed1:24 am4:57 am10:51 am7:24 pm Thu1:59 am5:39 am11:29 am7:58 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri10:14 am4:24 am11:30 pm6:07 pm Sat10:59 am5:05 amNone7:23 pm Sun1:14 am5:49 am11:46 am8:25 pm Mon2:39 am6:37 am12:31 pm9:16 pm Tue3:42 am7:25 am1:15 pm9:59 pm Wed4:29 am8:11 am1:56 pm10:38 pm Thu5:04 am8:53 am2:34 pm11:12 pm WEDNESDAYMostly Cloudy High: 89 Low: 79 MONDAYMost ly Sunny High: 93 Low: 82 SATURDAYC loudy High: 85 Low: 75 FRIDAYC loudy High: 88 Low: 78 Island Sun Weather Outlook July 20, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 90 Low: 80 TUESDAYPa rtly Cloudy High: 90 Low: 80 THURSDAYFe w Showers High: 83 Low: 73 Day HighLowHighLow Fri8:04 am1:08 am9:20 pm2:51 pm Sat8:49 am1:49 am11:04 pm4:07 pm Sun9:36 am2:33 amNone5:09 pm Mon12:29 am3:21 am10:21 am6:00 pm Tue1:32 am4:09 am11:05 am6:43 pm Wed2:19 am4:55 am11:46 am7:22 pm Thu2:54 am5:37 am12:24 pm7:56 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri7:41 am1:31 am8:19 pm2:24 pm Sat8:19 am2:18 am9:11 pm3:19 pm Sun8:57 am3:02 am10:12 pm4:13 pm Mon9:39 am3:45 am11:36 pm5:13 pm Tue10:38 am4:33 amNone6:15 pm Wed12:52 am5:41 am11:48 am7:12 pm Thu1:43 am6:45 am12:39 pm8:03 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri7:09 am1:10 am8:25 pm2:53 pm Sat7:54 am1:51 am10:09 pm4:09 pm Sun8:41 am2:35 am11:34 pm5:11 pm Mon9:26 am3:23 amNone6:02 pm Tue12:37 am4:11 am10:10 am6:45 pm Wed1:24 am4:57 am10:51 am7:24 pm Thu1:59 am5:39 am11:29 am7:58 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri10:14 am4:24 am11:30 pm6:07 pm Sat10:59 am5:05 amNone7:23 pm Sun1:14 am5:49 am11:46 am8:25 pm Mon2:39 am6:37 am12:31 pm9:16 pm Tue3:42 am7:25 am1:15 pm9:59 pm Wed4:29 am8:11 am1:56 pm10:38 pm Thu5:04 am8:53 am2:34 pm11:12 pm WEDNESDAYMostly Cloudy High: 89 Low: 79 MONDAYMost ly Sunny High: 93 Low: 82 SATURDAYC loudy High: 85 Low: 75 FRIDAYC loudy High: 88 Low: 78 Island Sun Weather Outlook July 20, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides SUNDAYMost ly Cloudy High: 90 Low: 80 TUESDAYPa rtly Cloudy High: 90 Low: 80 THURSDAYFe w Showers High: 83 Low: 73 Day HighLowHighLow Fri8:04 am1:08 am9:20 pm2:51 pm Sat8:49 am1:49 am11:04 pm4:07 pm Sun9:36 am2:33 amNone5:09 pm Mon12:29 am3:21 am10:21 am6:00 pm Tue1:32 am4:09 am11:05 am6:43 pm Wed2:19 am4:55 am11:46 am7:22 pm Thu2:54 am5:37 am12:24 pm7:56 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri7:41 am1:31 am8:19 pm2:24 pm Sat8:19 am2:18 am9:11 pm3:19 pm Sun8:57 am3:02 am10:12 pm4:13 pm Mon9:39 am3:45 am11:36 pm5:13 pm Tue10:38 am4:33 amNone6:15 pm Wed12:52 am5:41 am11:48 am7:12 pm Thu1:43 am6:45 am12:39 pm8:03 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri7:09 am1:10 am8:25 pm2:53 pm Sat7:54 am1:51 am10:09 pm4:09 pm Sun8:41 am2:35 am11:34 pm5:11 pm Mon9:26 am3:23 amNone6:02 pm Tue12:37 am4:11 am10:10 am6:45 pm Wed1:24 am4:57 am10:51 am7:24 pm Thu1:59 am5:39 am11:29 am7:58 pm Day HighLowHighLow Fri10:14 am4:24 am11:30 pm6:07 pm Sat10:59 am5:05 amNone7:23 pm Sun1:14 am5:49 am11:46 am8:25 pm Mon2:39 am6:37 am12:31 pm9:16 pm Tue3:42 am7:25 am1:15 pm9:59 pm Wed4:29 am8:11 am1:56 pm10:38 pm Thu5:04 am8:53 am2:34 pm11:12 pm WEDNESDAYMostly Cloudy High: 89 Low: 79 MONDAYMost ly Sunny High: 93 Low: 82 SATURDAYC loudy High: 85 Low: 75 FRIDAYC loudy High: 88 Low: 78 Island Sun Weather Outlook July 20, 20187-Day Local Forecast Cape Coral Bridge Tides Redfish Pass Tides Point Ybel Tides Punta Rassa Tides
THE RIVER JULY 20, 2018 29 KING CROSSWORD SUPER CROSSWORD MAGIC MAZE SUDOKU PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF JULY 23, 2018Aries (March 21 to April 19) Your zeal for challenges usually works well for you. But this week its best to avoid jumping into new situations without more information. Vital news emerges by the weekend. Taurus (April 20 to May 20) Once again, the Bovines patience pays off as that pesky problem works itself out without taking too much of your valuable time. A new task opens interesting possibilities. Gemini (May 21 to June 20) Those suggestions you want to share need to be set aside for a while so you can focus on the job at hand. Therell be time later to put your ideas into a workable format. Cancer (June 21 to July 22) Be sure about your sources before you use the information in any decision you reach about your new project. Some of the data might be out of date or misinterpreted. Leo (July 23 to August 22) A sudden challenge might rattle you at first. But pump up that strong Lions heart with a full measure of courage, and face it with the continuing support of family and friends. Virgo (August 23 to September 22) Watch your expenses this week so you can have a financial cushion to fall back on should things tighten up later this month. Money matters ease by the 1st. Libra (September 23 to October 22) Uncertainty over workplace policy creates anxiety and confusion among your colleagues. Dont be surprised if youre asked, once again, to help work things out. Scorpio (October 23 to November 21) The workweek keeps you busy tying up loose ends and checking data that needs to be verified. The weekend offers a chance to relax and restore your spent energies. Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21) This is not the best time to go to extremes to prove a point. Better to set a sensible goal now and move forward. Therell be time later to take the bolder course. Capricorn (December 22 to January 19) A step-by-step progression is the better way to move ahead. Taking shortcuts could be risky at this time. Important news arrives on the 1st. Aquarius (January 20 to February 18) Avoid getting drawn into workplace disputes that should be handled by those directly involved. Instead, spend your energy developing those new ideas. Pisces (February 19 to March 20) You still need to be prudent about money matters. But things start to ease by the end of the week. A weekend encounter with an old friend brings welcome news. Born This Week: You handle challenging situations with boldness when necessary and caution when called for. On July 29, 1588, off the coast of France, Spains Invincible Armada is defeated by an English naval force under the command of Lord Charles Howard and Sir Francis Drake. After eight hours of furious fighting, a change in wind direction prompted the Spanish to retreat toward the North Sea. On July 27, 1921, at the University of Toronto, Canadian scientists successfully isolate insulin a hormone they believe could prevent diabetes for the first time. The first test subject, a teenager, was treated with insulin injections and improved dramatically. On July 28, 1932, President Herbert Hoover orders the U.S. Army under Gen. Douglas MacArthur to evict by force 20,000 Bonus Marchers from the nations capital. The World War I veterans were seeking early payment of money they were owed. When 2,000 refused to leave, MacArthur set their camps on fire. On July 26, 1956, the Suez Crisis begins when Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalizes the British and French-owned Suez Canal, hoping to charge tolls. The Suez Canal was completed by French engineers in 1869. On July 25, 1978, Louise Joy Brown, the worlds first baby to be conceived via in vitro fertilization, is born in England to parents Lesley and Peter Brown. The Browns later had a second daughter, Natalie, also through IVF. On July 23, 1982, Vic Morrow and two child actors are killed in a crash involving a helicopter during filming on the California set of Twilight Zone: The Movie. The actor and children were shooting a Vietnam War battle scene. On July 24, 1998, Steven Spielbergs World War II epic, Saving Private Ryan, is released in theaters. The film was praised for its authentic portrayal of war and won five Oscars, including Best Director and Best Cinematography. It was American astronomer, astrophysicist and author Carl Sagan who made the following sage observation: The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown. Its not clear why lawmakers in the state of Alabama once thought it necessary to pass a law forbidding the operation of a vehicle while wearing a blindfold. Though coffee has been around for about 700 years, instant coffee wasnt invented until 1906. By George Washington. Of course not that George Washington. The man who made coffee more convenient and less palatable was from Belgium. There seems to be quite a rivalry between the towns of Rosehill, North Carolina, and Wilmington, Delaware. Both locales claim to be the home of the worlds largest frying pan, with a diameter of 10 feet. This begs some questions, of course: How many eggs are being fried at once to require such a large piece of cookware? And what sort of stove is required to heat such a mammoth pan? If youre like the average American, youll eat about 35,000 cookies in your lifetime. Those who study such things say that 70 percent of southern Nevadas water use goes through the sprinklers for golf courses and lawns in Las Vegas. Its not surprising that the word fondue comes from the French verb fondre, which means to melt. Do you know anyone who is xanthodontous? If so, you might want to refer them to someone specializing in cosmetic dentistry. Xanthodontous means having yellow teeth. Laughter is a form of internal jogging. Norman Cousins THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY SCRAMBLERS TRIVIA TEST 1. Steve Harvey 2. The Pieta 3. Samuel Morse 4. Pierre 5. ing 6. Mad cow disease 7. Three: John Nance Garner, Henry Agard Wallace and Harry S. Truman 8. The Republic of Texas 9. About 4.6 billion years 10. Three. TRIVIA ANSWERS 1. Television: Who is the current host of the Family Feud game show? 2. Art : What is the only work of Michelangelos that bears his signature? 3. Inventions : Who developed and patented the electric telegraph in the United States in 1837? 4. Geography : What is the capital of South Dakota? 5. Language : What letters end a gerund in the English language? 6. General Knowledge : What is the common term for bovine spongiform encephalopathy? 7. U.S. Pr esidents: How many vice presidents served with President Franklin D. Roosevelt during his four terms? 8. U.S. States : Which state was once an independent sovereign nation? 9. Astr onomy: How old is the sun in our solar system? 10. Games : How many chance spaces are on a Monopoly board?
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THE RIVER JULY 20, 2018 31 Top 10 Real Estate SalesCourtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateBecome A Generator Expert This Storm SeasonThis years storm season has been relatively calm but that shouldnt deter you from being ready should a storm form. If you plan to use a generator this season, it is imperative to keep the following safety tips in mind: Before buying a generator, determine how much electricity you need for your home. This will help you buy the right size generator. Dont connect your generator directly to your homes wiring at the breaker panel or meter. Connecting a portable electric generator directly to your household wiring can be deadly to you and others. A generator that is directly connected to your homes wiring can back feed onto the power lines connected to your home. Utility transformers can then step-up or increase this back feed to thousands of volts enough to kill a utility lineman making outage repairs a long way from your house. You could also cause expensive damage to utility equipment and your generator. The only safe way to connect a portable electric generator to your existing wiring is to have a licensed electrical contractor install a transfer switch. The transfer switch transfers power from the utility power lines to the power coming from your generator. Never plug a portable electric generator into a regular household outlet. Plugging a generator into a regular household outlet can energize dead power lines and injure neighbors or utility workers. Connect individual appliances that have their outdoor-rated power cords directly to the receptacle outlet of the generator, or connect these cord-connected appliances to the generator with the appropriate outdoor-rated power cord having a sufficient wire gauge to handle the electrical load. Dont overload the generator. Do not operate more appliances and equipment than the output rating of the generator. Overloading your generator can seriously damage your valuable appliances and electronics. Prioritize your needs. A portable electric generator should be used only when necessary, and only to power essential equipment. Never use a generator indoors or in an attached garage. Just like your automobile, a portable generator uses an internal combustion engine that emits deadly carbon monoxide. Be sure to place the generator where exhaust fumes will not enter the house. Only operate it outdoors in a well-ventilated, dry area, away from air intakes to the home, and protected from direct exposure to rain and snow, preferably under a canopy, open shed or carport. Use the proper power cords. Plug individual appliances into the generator using heavy-duty, outdoor-rated cords with a wire gauge adequate for the appliance load. Overloaded cords can cause fires or equipment damage. Dont use extension cords with exposed wires or worn shielding. Make sure the cords from the generator dont present a tripping hazard. Dont run cords under rugs where heat might build up or cord damage may go unnoticed. Read and adhere to the manufacturers instructions for safe operation. Dont cut corners when it comes to safety. Carefully read and observe all instructions in your portable electric generators owner manual. To prevent electrical shock, make sure your generator is properly grounded. Consult your manufacturers manual for correct grounding procedures. Do not store fuel indoors. Gasoline (and other flammable liquids) should be stored outside of living areas in properly labeled, non-glass safety containers. They should not be stored in a garage if a fuel-burning appliance is in the garage. The vapor from gasoline can travel invisibly along the ground and be ignited by pilot lights or electric arcs caused by turning on the lights. Avoid spilling fuel on hot components. Put out all flames or cigarettes when handling gasoline. Always have a fully charged, approved fire extinguisher located near the generator. Never attempt to refuel a portable generator while its running. Turn off all equipment powered by the generator before shutting down your generator. Avoid getting burned. Many generator parts are hot enough to burn you during operation. Keep children away from portable electric generators at all times. For more storm preparedness information, download the LCEC Hurricane Guide from www.lcec.net. Rest assured that if a storm does come to Southwest Florida, LCEC is ready. Now is the time to ensure you are ready. Hortoons Subdivision City Year BuiltSquare FootageListing Price Selling Price Days On Market The Reserve Estero 2004 5,076 $1,950,000 $1,800,000 127 Creekside Bonita Springs 1996 3,830 $1,475,000 $1,425,000 6 Cape Coral Cape Coral 1989 3,231 $1,490,000 $1,420,000 4 Waterside Estero 1999 3,737 $997,900 $957,500 22 Gulfhaven St. James City 2006 2,828 $999,000 $950,000 26 Grande Estates Estero 2001 3,225 $874,900 $872,500 6 Idlewilde Estero 2001 2,771 $875,000 $815,000 126 Edgewater Fort Myers 2000 3,211 $829,000 $800,000 175 Briarcliff Fort Myers 1985 6,423 $875,000 $750,000 281 Dunes At Sanibel Island Sanibel 1991 2,570 $768,900 $745,000 432
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