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VOL. 9, No. 13 From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort Myers APRIL2,2010

Special Performance During Art Walk

Elizabeth McCawley, a
winner at the March 14
Young Artists Awards
gala at the Broadway Palm
Dinner Theatre, will be per-
forming on Friday, April
2 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at
the newly opened Art of
the Olympians Museum in
downtown Fort Myers as part
of this month's Art Walk.
The Young Artists Awards,
moving into its eighth year,
is a not-for-profit perform-
ing arts education, audition,
performance, and scholarship
program for area students
ages eight to 21 which pro-
vides professional feedback,
exposure, and performance
opportunities for talented
young people in the com-
Elizabeth, 16, is a talented
vocalist and was recognized
for her accomplishments in
classical and contemporary
voice and musical theater. The
public is invited to attend. The
Young Artists Awards program
is a monthly partner with Fort
Myers Art Walk. The museum
is located at 1300 Hendry
Street, overlooking the river.

Art Walk And Fair
A Two-Day Event
The next monthly Art Walk is
Friday, April 2, from 6 to 10 p.m.
It will be followed by the new
Saturday Art Fair on April 3, in the
Patio de Leon from noon to 4 p.m.
The Art Walk will include more than a
dozen art stops and will feature new art
exhibitions, live music and the traditional
after party.
Held the first Friday of every month,
Art Walk features local and national art-
work in the downtown art galleries and
several art stops in the Fort Myers River
District. The evening culminates with
an after party at 10 p.m. at Spirits of
Bacchus on Hendry Street.
The Saturday Art Fair will showcase
about two dozen local art vendors and
artisans selling their work. Some galler-
ies will be hosting make-it-and-take-it art
projects for children. Admission is free.
The fair runs through May.
Art Walk highlights include:
Art League of Fort Myers opening of
The Art of Photography exhibit.
Art of the Olympians: Exhibit featur-
ing the works of Al Oerter and Liston

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Bochette in the main gallery and a special
showing in the downstairs gallery. There
will also be a Young Artists Awards per-
Arts for ACT Gallery opening recep-
tion for exhibit, Art Fusions by Naoko
and five other collaborating artists.
daas Gallery opening reception for
Buddha: Images of the Deity.
HOWL Gallery opening reception
for new exhibit, The Hybrid Art of Steve
Luongo. Live music by Cosmic Mountain
from 8-10 p.m. on the back patio.
Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center
opening for new exhibit, Turn, Turn,
Turn, The Artistic Synthesis of Vinyl to
Art, followed by a performance by jazz
and chamber music ensemble Project
(concert is $35 admission).
continued on page 3

Gripping Drama
Opens At Florida Rep
Florida Repertory Theatre is opening the next play in its 12th season, a grip-
ping, autobiographical drama, Trying, written by Tony-nominated playwright
Joanna McClelland Glass.
It opens April 9 with discounted previews on April 6, 7 and 8.
"This play is truly brilliant," said Producing Artistic Director Robert Cacioppo. "It is
one of the most beautiful and life-affirming plays I have read in a long time. The play-
wright has given us a true gift in this play and these characters, and audiences will be
witness to two very fine performances in David S. Howard and Rachel Burttram."
Glass' autobiographical play chronicles the year she spent as secretary to Judge
Francis Biddle, the former attorney general under FDR and judge at the Nuremberg
Trials. It is an enthralling character study set against the backdrop of 1960s political
unrest in Washington. Trying finds two very different generations struggling to find
common ground in the midst of very uncertain times.
The production stars Broadway and screen veteran David S. Howard as Judge
Francis Biddle, and Florida Rep Associate Director Rachel Burttram. Now a familiar
face at Florida Rep, Howard was seen most recently in February's You Can't Take It
With You, The Last Romance, Indian Blood, Visiting Mr Green and Tuesdays with
continued on page 3

Cherish The
Children Event
And Auction
Cherish the Children Event and
Auction will be held at the Sidney
& Berne Davis Art Center in the
River District of downtown Fort Myers
on Saturday, April 17.
The event will feature one-of-a-kind
hand-painted furnishings and artwork
from the imagination of local artists.
Along with unique auction items, there
will be live music, food and drinks, and a
local celebrity chair.
The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
is at 2301 First Street.4

Elizabeth McCawley


Historic Downtown Fort Myers,

Then And Now: The Automobile

Arrives In Fort Myers
by Gerri Reaves
Sa TT T hen it came to the automobile, Fort Myers reacted
' fI similarly to towns across the nation. The contraption
V V evoked strong reactions.
On the one hand, the auto was condemned as a danger to
people traveling the "normal" way on foot and by horse. The
engine backfires and the terrifying speed of up to 15 miles per
hour scared horses and cattle.
Motoring was at the very least a dirty, noisy, uncomfortable
mode of transportation. Breakdowns were frequent. According to
I the traditionalists, the auto craze wouldn't last or, at least, they
prayed that it wouldn't.
On the other hand, auto aficionados envisioned cars as the exciting future of per-
sonal travel and business. The mechanical problems would be ironed out, the auto
would soon become affordable for everyone, good roads would criss-cross the land,
and the buggies could get out
of the way of progress.
We now know which mind-
set finally won.
As for who deserves the
honor of being the very first
person to own a car in Fort
Myers, sources conflict.
According to The Fort
Myers Press in February 1905,
Gilmer Heitman purchased an
Reo Runabout from Dr. AT
Newman, who was the first in
Fort Myers to own an automo-
The Press reported in
early January 1907 that AA
Gardner was dashing around
town in a four-cylinder Ford.
He planned to take the car,
which had been a gift, to Cuba.
Another source cites Dr.
Anderson as the first in 1907.
Whoever was the first male
to tear around the streets,
there seems to be no dispute
about who the first woman
motorist was. Carrie Belle
Hendry Evans (aka Mrs.
Edward L. Evans), bought her
first car in 1907, a fact reiter-
ated by Gilmer Heitman.
By 1914, even the very young set aspired to drive the In an interview, Mrs.
newfangled automobile, apparently. Here, cousins Evans stated, "It was a Reo
Sara King and Kathleen Watson take the wheel of a Runabout. The late Frank
Rambler on First Street. Carson taught me to drive."
courtesy of the Florida State Photo Archives

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Gilmer Heitman strikes a dramatic pose in a very early model automobile that resembles
a four-cylinder tiller-steered Reo. The 1900 date on the photo is not verified; the photo
probably was taken several years later.
courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society
She drove until the age of 80.
Mrs. JE Foxworthy and Mrs. AA Gardner soon joined the ranks of adventurist
female motorists.
The coming of the automobile presented new business opportunities for the
mechanically gifted in town.
Ben King's Garage on Jackson Street became the town's first auto repair shop and
filling station. Among other auto-related businesses that soon followed was Hill & Co.
Garage on Second Street near Fowler.
In the early history of the automobile, only the financially well-off could afford such
a hobby. The new sport required special motoring attire for protection against the dust
stirred up while traveling and against the grime incurred while performing the inevi-
table repairs on the road.
And speaking of roads, in the first decade of the 20th century, Lee County's roads
were designed more for buggies and oxcarts than for the demon automobile.
As inventors and engineers toil to reinvent the auto for the 21st century, it's amus-
ing to ponder the quirky car models that didn't last for long.
In his talk, published as My Early Days in Fort Myers, as I Remember Them, W.
Stanley Hanson, Jr. recalls "two strange autos" from his childhood. (Hanson was born
in 1914.) One was a noiseless tiller-steered electric car, owned by Mrs. Gardner. The
car's battery was charged by plugging a cable into an electrical outlet in the garage.
Talk about "back to the future"!
The other was a Stanley Steamer, which actually ran on steam. That bizarre vehicle
was owned by a seasonal renter in Hanson's neighborhood.
Walk anywhere in downtown Fort Myers and contemplate the difficulty of balanc-
ing pedestrian and motorists needs a struggle that's been going on for more than a
continued on page 3

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From page 2
Historic Downtown
Then cross the street to explore the
Southwest Florida Museum of History
at 2031 Jackson Street, where you can
learn more about transportation history in
Fort Myers.
See the current exhibit, Tutankhamun:
Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh's
Tomb, and ask about the walking tours
of historic downtown on Wednesday and
Saturday mornings.
For information, call 321-7430 or
go to swflmuseumofhistory.com. The
museum's hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5
p.m. on Sunday.
When researching local history or
doing genealogical research, be sure
to check out the Southwest Florida
Historical Society at 10091 McGregor
Boulevard. Call 939-4044 or drop by on
Wednesday or Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.
Sources: The archives of the
Southwest Florida Historical Society and
The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H.
Grismer. O

From page 1
Art Walk And Fair
Space 39 opening of a new group
show featuring the art of Ryan Metke.
Friday Night Live in the Patio de
Leon with Screamin' & Cryin' (country
blues) from 6 to 9 p.m.
There is a free shuttle service courtesy
of Select Transportation with stops near
the art venues; parking at the Harborside
Event Center will be available.
A map of Art Walk, transportation,
and parking will be distributed by partici-
pating galleries..
For more information visit www.fort-

Florida Herb Day
T earn how to grow herbs from the
experts and from your neighbors
at Southwest Florida Herb Day on
Saturday, April 10 from 8:30 a.m. to
For many herbs there is a season
while others prefer year round exposure.
Popular and exotic herbs will be for
sale. Registration is at 8:15 a.m.
Bobbi Robertson, Lee County Master
Gardener, will open the session and
Dennis Gretton will speak on Growing
& Using Herbs in Florida. There will be
a tasting table with food to sample made
with fresh herbs from the garden.
Herbs for Florida Gardeners will be
discussed by Monica Brandies.
The workshop will be at the Lee
County Extension Service, 3406 Palm
Beach Boulevard, east Fort Myers.
Cost is $8 per person in advance, $10
at the door.
For more information contact Claudia
Piotrowicz at 533-7514 or email email:

From page 1
Trying Opens
At Florida Rep
Burttram appears as the autobio-
graphical character based on the play-
wright Sarah Schorr, and was seen earlier
this season in Opus, as well as Art of
Murder, Dancing at Lughnasa, Doubt,
Rabbit Hole and Proof.
Florida Rep Associate Artistic Director,
Chris Clavelli directs the play and is
joined by set designer Richard Crowell,
lighting designer Aaron Meadow, cos-
tume designer Roberta Malcolm, sound
designer Kate Smith and stage manager
Linda Harris.

The play runs April 9-25, with dis-
counted previews April 6 at 8 p.m.,
April 7 at 2 p.m. and April 8 at 8 p.m.
Performances are Tuesday to Saturday
at 8 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on
Wednesday, Sundays and selected
Saturday. There will be a special Twilight
Performance at 7 p.m. on April 11.
Subscriptions and single tickets are on
sale through the box office at 332-4488.
Single tickets are $42, $38 and $20 and
$25 and $20 for previews.
Florida Repertory Theatre performs
in the Historic Arcade Theatre on Bay
St. between Jackson & Hendry with free
parking in the Fort Myers River District.m

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Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill
will be the featured speaker at
a gala and silent auction hosted
by the Lee County Democratic Party on
Saturday, April 10.
The gala, at the Sanibel Harbour
Marriott, begins with a reception and
silent auction at 5 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30
and will be followed by the senator's
address at 8 p.m. The evening will culmi-
nate with dancing and entertainment by
The Danny Morgan Band. VIP seating is
$75; general seating, $50.
A U.S. senator from January 2007,
McCaskill, 56, became the first woman
to be elected to the U.S. Senate from
Missouri. Since taking office, she has
vowed to bring Harry Truman's no-
nonsense style of accountability back to
Washington, DC. One of her first major
bills to pass in the Senate established a
modern day Truman Committee called
the Wartime Contracting Commission,
which is charged with investigating waste-
ful, fraudulent and abusive contracts in
the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In 1982, McCaskill won a seat in the
Missouri State Legislature. In 1993, she
became the first female prosecutor for
Jackson County. She held this position
until she was sworn in as Missouri auditor
in 1999 and was credited for revolution-
izing the office and making it into a true
watchdog for taxpayers and citizens.
A fourth generation Missourian,
McCaskill has spent her entire life in the
Show-Me State. She was born in Rolla
and raised in Lebanon and Columbia.
Her first home was in Houston, Missouri,
where her father worked at the McCaskill
feed mill.
She currently sits on four senate com-
mittees: Armed Services, Commerce,
Homeland Security and Governmental
Affairs Committee (HSGAC), and Aging.
She is married to Joseph Shepard,
a St. Louis businessman; together they
have seven children, ranging in ages from
30 to 14.
For tickets call 939-2866, go to www.
leecountydems.org, or mail your check
to Lee County Democratic Party, 10051
McGregor Blvd., Suite #201, Fort Myers,
FL 33919. Deadline is April 6.
For more information on Senator
McCaskill, visit her Web site at www.

Shell Factory
Easter Activities

The Shell Factory and Nature Park
in North Fort Myers will be host-
ing activities on Sunday, April 4 in
celebration of Easter.
At 11 a.m., there will be a non-
denominational service that is open to the
public followed by an Easter buffet from
11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Dolphin
Room located next door to the Shell
Factory's on-site seafood and steakhouse,
Capt'n Fishbones.
The newly renovated Nature Park will
offer complimentary child's admission all
day with each paid adult and there will be
special Easter activities for the children.
The buffet will include roast turkey,
roast pork and baked ham as well as
dressing, mashed potatoes and candied
yams, tossed salad, vegetables, coffee or
tea and a dessert selection for $16.95. A
children's menu will also be available.
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Easter Bunny
Toy Run Benefits
Hospital Patients
On Saturday, April 3, Harley
Davidson of Fort Myers and
the Harley Owner Group
Southwest Florida Chapter will host
the seventh annual Easter Bunny Toy
Run to help provide toys to patients at
The Children's Hospital of Southwest
There will be an escorted route, enter-
tainment, giveaways and a free post-run
meal. Even if you don't ride a bike, you
can still help. Just bring your items for
donation, such as arts and craft supplies,
toys and games, to Harley Davidson of
Fort Myers the week preceding the event
and riders will deliver them for you. No
stuffed animals, please.
Pre-registration will take place at Bike
Night on April 2, from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
at Harley Davidson of Fort Myers or reg-
ister from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Harley
Davidson of Fort Myers on Saturday,
April 3. Registration fee is $5
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2160 Colonial Boulevard, to The
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Lovegrove To
Make Work Of Art
With Local Youth
Y youngsters who attend The Bridge
Youth Center's Friday night pro-
gram on April 2 are in for an
extra special treat. They will take part
in one of local artist Leoma Lovegrove's
interactive, multimedia art projects
called Painting Out Loud. During the
exhibition, Bridge kids will dress in dis-
posable paint suits and throw paint onto
a giant canvas under Lovegrove's direc-
tion. Music, lights and special effects will
add to the magic of this event.
"We are so excited about this wonder-
ful opportunity for our kids to work with
such a creative and well-known local
artist. Leoma's willingness to come and
mentor local youth is so inspiring and
very much appreciated by both the staff
and the kids," says Melissa Terry, direc-
tor of The Bridge Youth Center. "I can't
wait to see the masterpiece they create
Forced to close its doors in December
due to lack of funding, The Bridge Youth
Center reopened March 5 at its original
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Local Charts
And Waters Class
he San Carlos Bay Sail & Power
Squadron, a unit of the United
States Power Squadrons, will be
offering the Local Waters/Local Charts
class on Saturday, April 3 from 8:15
a.m. to noon. The class is directed
towards new boaters and boaters new
to the area, as well as those wishing to
learn chart reading. It will provide some
of the basics of navigation, oriented to
the Fort Myers area. Students will be
using chart 11427 and must bring this
chart to class.
Optional on-the-water training is also
offered at a later date. Check with the
class instructor for details.
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at the corner of Kelly Road. Students can
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Opera Concert

Beth Wininger

Music lovers will have the oppor-
tunity to hear selections from
their favorite operas when the
Mastersingers present Great Moments
in Opera in concert at 7 p.m. on
Saturday, April 10 at the Moorings
Presbyterian Church in Naples, and 4
p.m. on Sunday, April 11 at Riverside

Church in Fort Myers. The great
composers of opera... Verdi, Puccini,
Wagner, Bizet and Mozart will be among
those featured from popular operas such
as Carmen, The Flying Dutchman, La
Traviata, Rogoletto and even selections
from Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of
Highlighted by soloists Beth Wininger,
soprano; Kathy Moffett, mezzo, soprano;
Robert Beane, tenor and Ron Bowman,
baritone, audiences will hear their favor-
ite arias and choruses. "It's one of the
advantages of doing this kind of music
concert style," said Jeff Faux, artistic

director of the Mastersingers. "Everyone
has favorite selections from different
operas. We can select those pieces from
various operas so the audience has the
benefit of hearing many of their favorites
in one concert. Nothing like this has been
done in this area before." Faux, well
known to Southwest Florida audiences,
will conduct both orchestra and chorus
The popularity of opera in recent
years has soared with the simulcast
broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera and
the increase in local opera companies.
The 70-voice Mastersingers is known
for its innovative programming. The

group, which is comprised of experienced
singers from all over Southwest Florida
presents eight concerts each season and
is completing its ninth season. Its per-
formance of the Brahms Requiem last
season was characterized by the Naples
Daily News as one of the four most
memorable performances in Southwest
Florida and a performance with the
Naples Philharmonic in October was
met with a standing ovation and critical
Tickets are $20 and are on sale now.
Call 770-8447 or visit the Web site at

A Luncheon For Girls And Dolls
There will be a very special event for little girls and their favorite dolls on
Saturday, April 10 at Hodges University Collier County Campus in Naples.
This fun-filled luncheon and fashion show, called Mommy, Dolly and Me, will
also be a wonderful opportunity to help other girls and children in the area.
Footsteps to the Future, a unique non-profit mentoring and transitional-living pro-
gram for young women in and "aging out" of foster care in Lee and Collier counties,
is teaming up with Angels' Activities, a local organization whose mission is to assist,
promote and support children's charities in the area. Together they are sponsoring the
luncheon and fashion show which will run from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The festivities will begin with a silent auction, where you can view and bid on many
items, including artwork, spa treatments, theater tickets, and a trip to Key West.
There also will be a special raffle featuring gourmet desserts and an American Girl doll
dressed as a beautiful bride. The highlight of the day will be the Dolly and Me Fashion
Show, during which a group of little girls and their dolls are sure to capture your heart
as they model their look-alike outfits. Reality TV star Tina Dame-Zawisza, of ABC's
Ex-Wives Club fame, will serve as celebrity emcee and auctioneer on three fabulous
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Greek Fest 2010
submitted by Kevin Hendry, Edison
State College student
As I drove to class during a typical
winter day in Florida, a pamphlet
fell from my visor and landed in
my lap: The 35th annual Greek Fest.
Just outside the student life of Edison
State College is a nestling community
of churches on a strip of Cypress Lake
Drive. Taking advantage of the proxim-
ity and timing of the event, I decided to
pay the Greek Festival a visit.

As I entered the Greek Festival, live
music stimulated my brain as the aroma
of tasty cooking food soothed my senses.
I walked through what was the festival's
center, filled with hundreds of chairs and
tables occupied by guests. I approached
a food booth and prodded the host with
questions about Greek foods. I decided
on two, the pastichio and the souvlaki.
Pastichio is a fat noodle pasta that is
baked in cheese with small bits of sau-
sage. The taste was mild rather than
spicy, and the dish was nicely comple-
mented with a Greek Merlot; however,
the souvlaki was my favorite choice. It
was a sandwich made from pita bread

Brunch Bunch

In Cape Coral
he public is invited for brunch
and entertainment at the Tony
Rotino Center in Cape Coral on
Wednesday, April 7. For just $5 per
person you can have western scrambled
eggs, bacon, biscuits, fresh fruit, orange
juice and coffee.

and filled with grilled marinated chicken
or pork kabob. The flavor was rich but
not deafening to the tongue. Next time I
may have two. The famous Greek Blue
Aegean drink was a strong alcoholic
slush. It was good, but didn't complement
my meal.
As I ate the tasty meal, I observed the
lively band. Although unable to recognize
the language, the melody and rhythm cre-
ated a delightful air. Sweaters and jackets
provided adequate comfort for guests
during this cool February day. Escaped
from a museum, an elderly security guard
slowly shuffled himself around, sliding one
foot in front of the other. His revolver
hung low to his side, a relic in itself. A
couple sat across from me at my table.
With their own spoons, they took turns
scooping out bits of ice cream from a
single bowl. They didn't share words or
stares; those days were long past. They
were a single unit, attached at the soul.
Finally, the old man observed my stare
and smiled back at me.
"That looks good," I commented.
"What is it?"

Entertainment will be provided by Lita,
a vocalist who will be performing a vari-
ety of current and classical songs.
Pre-registration and payment is
required by calling 574-0807. All major
credit cards are accepted.
The Tony Rotino Center is located at
5817 Driftwood Parkway.4

The man replied, "It's baklava. It is
covered in honey and nuts."
The elderly couple finished their bowl
of baklava and they went on their way as
one. They were a rare breed of people,
probably married for 50 years, and like
the mechanics of a clock, everything
worked in sync for them. Thinking of
clocks, I checked the time and realized I
must be on my way to class. Greek Fest
was a tasty cultural experience, and I will
be sure to return next year.
Kevin Hendry is a native Floridian,
5th generation Hendry. He started
Edison State College after high
school, then entered the army and
was stationed overseas, followed by
the Marine Corps. Currently, he's a
local law enforcement officer patrol-
ling our streets. One day he hopes to
write fiction and thriller novels based
on his experiences as a patrol officer
He received his AA degree from ESC
in December 2009, but is continuing to
take classes at ESC, such as Creative
Writing II, and plans on continuing his


Along The River

Salmon Benedict and bottomless mimosas
at The Bar Association Bistro and Lounge
On Saturday, April 3 from 9 to
10 a.m., children can have
breakfast with the Easter Bunny
at Miromar Outlets' Restaurant
Piazza. The breakfast is for children
only. Coffee will be available for adults.
Seating is limited and reservations are
required by calling 239-948-3766.
Later in the day, from 1 to 3 p.m., free
cookie decorating is offered at Miromar's
Many of the stores will be open this
Easter Sunday. Call 239-948-3766 for
Miromar Outlets is located off 1-75,
Exit 123 at Corkscrew Road/Miromar
Outlets Boulevard in Estero, between
Naples and Fort Myers. Go to www.
Beginning on Easter Sunday,
Nervous Nellie's Crazy Waterfront
Eatery is re-introducing Sunday brunch/

The Sandy Butler Gourmet Market offers select cheeses from around the world

lunch on Nellie's waterside patio com-
plete with island music. This Sunday will
feature No Way Jose and the Hightide
Band. Rob DeGennaro and his crew
open the doors at 9 a.m. for Sunday
A special Easter dinner menu will be
offered this Sunday, along with Nellie's
regular menu. Call ahead seating is avail-
able. If you are traveling by boat, marina
dockage is free with dock attendant's
assistance. If you dine at Nellie's, park
your car for free and let one of Nellie's
pedicabs bring you to the beach and

Listen to live music at Ugly's Waterside
Bar, the place "where everybody gets
prettier," upstairs from the main dining
area. The waterside bar is open all day
and features happy hour with live music.
Nervous Nellie's Crazy Waterfront
Eatery is located at 1131 First Street,
Fort Myers Beach and is open for Sunday
brunch, lunch, dinner and snacks in
between. Call 463-8077 or go to www.
The Sandy Butler Gourmet
Market provides epicures a select variety
of imported meats, cheeses, chocolates
and wines as well as locally grown pro-
duce. With Easter approaching, the mar-
ket has also created specialty gift baskets
for the gourmands in your life.
On Sunday, April 4, The Sandy
Butler Restaurant is serving a four-

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course Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. and a gourmet Easter dinner from 5
to 9 p.m.
The Sandy Butler Gourmet Market
and Restaurant is located at 17650 San
Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers. Call 482-
Beginning Sunday, April 9, The Bar
Association Bistro and Lounge will
serve brunch and bottomless mimosas
every other Sunday. It will be open from
11 a.m. until 4 p.m. for mimosas and
brunch and remain open until 7 p.m.
The Bar Association Bistro serves
lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner
from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday through
Saturday. The lounge has a new happy
hour from 4 to 6 p.m. with an all new
menu. Happy hour specials include two
items for $10.
The Bar Association is located at
1609 Hendry Street in historic downtown
Fort Myers. For more information, call

Dabbling In The Marine Touch Tank

First graders from Edison Park School, Fort Myers, explored the marine touch tank at the
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Nature Center and took a walk in the wetlands
to the Sanibel River on a recent visit to SCCF. They are pictured here with Dee Serage
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Good Friday Choir And Orchestra
Concert At First Baptist Church

Michelle Caulkins

Joseph Caulkins will conduct the Sanctuary Choir and Handbell Choir of First
Baptist Church along with members of the Southwest Florida Symphony in a
presentation called Portrait of Grace on Good Friday, April 2, at 7 p.m. at First
Baptist Church of Fort Myers, 1735 Jackson Street.
Also featured will be soloists Jeana Malone, Michelle Caulkins, Vincent Gonzalez,
and Rev. Dr. William Smith, former pastor at First Baptist Church, who will serve as
narrator for this new cantata.
"From poets and painters to singers and sculptors, the human spirit has always
sought to convey through artistic expression the richness of faith," Caulkins said.
Joseph M. Martin's new cantata, Portrait of Grace, was inspired by centuries of
art based on Christ's passion. In addition to the cantata, the professional orchestra will
perform several selections and so will the First Baptist Ringers handbell choir.
Baritone Vincent Gonzalez will join the choir for Lloyd Larson's Calvary, Jeana
Malone will sing the popular Via Dolorosa, and Michelle Caulkins will perform the
dramatic conclusion of Martin's Portrait of Grace, the Pieta.
Following the cantata, Pastor John Daugherty will lead a short service of Tenebrae,
which is Latin for shadows. This is an ancient service in which candles are extin-
guished one by one until all candles are out as soloist Anthony Contino, the choir and
orchestra present Berthier's All You Who Pass This Way. The purpose of the service
is to recreate the betrayal, abandonment, and agony of the events, and it is left unfin-
ished, because the story isn't over until Easter Day.
Caulkins, Associate Conductor of the Southwest Florida Symphony, and minister
of music & worship, said, "This is a wonderful opportunity to come and see the excit-
ing transformation that is happening at First Baptist. I know you will find the concert
meaningful and the music inspirational."
First Baptist Church of Fort Myers is one of the area's oldest churches and was
founded in 1892. Services are offered at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays with Bible Study at 9
a.m., and at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. For information, call 334-7747.0

Check Presented To Food Bank

Bill Hooth of ECHO; David Granfield, Moorings Presbyterian Church; Mary Moore, ECHO;
and Robin Doyle, Moorings Presbyterian Church

Presbyterian Church Funds
Gazebo At ECHO
The Moorings Presbyterian Church of Naples recently presented ECHO
(Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization) with a $5,000 check to fund
the construction of a gazebo for the new location of a tropical fruit nursery
currently in the planning stages at ECHO.
This new tropical fruit nursery will enable ECHO to better serve its customers while
providing tourists and visitors the opportunity to view and purchase nutritious plants
that are saving lives all over the world.
"We appreciate the partnership with Moorings Presbyterian Church," said Bill
Hooth, ECHO's church relations coordinator. "It's gifts like these that have enabled us
to continue to provide agricultural options to the poor in over 180 countries around
the world."
Since 1989, the Moorings Presbyterian Church has been supporting ECHO's
efforts to reduce hunger and improve the lives of the poor. ECHO works with over
3,000 organizations to equip them with agricultural resources and skills to grow food
in some of the most difficult areas of the world.
ECHO's international headquarters is located in North Fort Myers.#

Front row: Rebecca Brislain, Florida Association of Food Banks; Jared Skok, Blue
Foundation; Al Brislain, executive director of the Harry Chapin Food Bank; Randall Woods,
Blue Cross Blue Shield; and Diane Carter, local Blue Cross Blue Shield. Back row: Tim Lee,
local Blue Cross Blue Shield; and Bernie Fettkether, St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Al Brislain, executive director of the Harry Chapin Food Bank, recently
accepted a check in the amount of $12,325 from The Blue Foundation for a
Healthy Florida. The check represents the food bank's portion of a statewide
grant to help procure food and grocery products, which will provide nearly 50,000
healthy meals for in-need residents of Southwest Florida. The support assisted in a
community food distribution at St. Vincent de Paul Society in Fort Myers on March
17. According to Brislain, the Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed approximately
eight million pounds of food in 2009 due to the local housing slump and rising
unemployment .

Springtime Fashion Show
And Luncheon
C ome to the Tony Rotino Center /
in Cape Coral on April 24,1
to 3 p.m., for a delightful after-
noon filled with fashions by BELK and
a luncheon sponsored by Honey Baked (
Ham. See a variety of fashions that
range from casual to formal to fit your K
Florida lifestyle.
The menu will consist of an appe-
tizer, salad, Honey Baked Ham, scal-
loped potatoes, green beans almandine,
punch, coffee and dessert. -
The cost is $15 with pre-registration
required. All major credit cards are
accepted. Call 574-0807.
The Tony Rotino Center is at 5817
Driftwood Parkway.0

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has moved to its new home
on 2756 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, (6 blocks south of the
Edison Home; 2 miles north of Colonial
Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson
Sunday Services: 9 and 11 a.m.
Children's Education: 9 a.m.
Adult Education: 10 a.m.
Phone 226-0900
Email: allfaithsuc@embarqmail.com
Website: www.allfaiths-uc.org
8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers
Reverend Fr. Athanasios Michalos
Orthros Service Sunday 9am
Divine Liturgy Sunday 10am
Fellowship Programs, Greek School,
Sunday School, Community Night
15675 McGregor Boulevard. 437-3171
Rabbi: Judah Hungerman
Friday Service, 8 p.m.
Saturday Service, 11 a.m.
Shabbat School Saturday Morning
Adult Hebrew Classes
Please call for information on full program.
16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166
(Just past the Tanger Outlet Mall)
Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063
Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m.
13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188
Pastors: Jeff Moran and Michael Bulter;
A nondenominational church emphasizing
a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Sunday Service: 9 a.m. Contemporary
10:45 a.m. Traditional.
1188 Lake McGregor Drive, Fort Myers,
432-1724. Rev. N. Everett Keith III;
An Old Catholic Community; Liturgy
in English; Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m.
2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937
Rev. Dan Hagmaier, pastor
Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m.
Nursery available
8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers,
Danny Harvey, pastor
Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.
Evening Worship, 7 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 7 p.m.
8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-
3233; Clint Cottrell, pastor
Sunday services:
Traditional, 8 and 11 a.m.;
Contemporary, 9:30 a.m.
Children's Church K4J (Kids for Jesus)
9:45 a.m.
8570 Cypress Lake Drive,
Fort Myers, 482-1250
Sunday Traditional Service: 8 and
11 a.m., Praise Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: All times
6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers,
278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.;
"Voice of Faith," WCRN 13.50 AM Radio,
Sunday, 1:30 p.m.
Thursday Service, 7:30 p.m.
FridayYouth Service, 7:30 p.m.

Nursery care for pre-school children and
Children's Church for ages 5-12 available
at each service.
15690 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, 482-2030
Pastor: David Stauffer.
Traditional services 9:00 a.m.;
Contemporary, 10:30 a.m.
Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The
church is 1/2 mile past the intersection of
Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on the
way to Sanibel.
2390 West First Street, next door to Edison
Sunday Morning Service and Sunday
School, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting,
7:30 p.m.
Child care provided at all services.
Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at:
2281 W. First Street, River District
www.spirituality.com and www.christian-
13545 American Colony Boulevard (off
Daniels Parkway in the Colony), Fort
Myers, 936-2511
Pastor: Rev. Joey Brummett
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Morning
Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6
p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m.
5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers,
437-4330. Rev. Mark Condrey, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.
Church School: 9:15 a.m.
8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers,
482-3133. Philip White, pastor
Morning Worship: 10 a.m.
Church School: 10:15 a.m.
Adult Forum: 9 a.m.
111 Evergreen Road, North Fort Myers,
Eastern Orthodox men's monastery.
Liturgical services conducted in the
English, Greek and Church Slavonic lan-
guages, following the Julian (Old) Calendar.
Liturgical Services: Sundays and Holy
Days: The Third and Sixth Hours at 8:30
Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m.
9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers,
The Rev. Dr. John S. Adler, pastor
Weekly services:
Saturday 5 p.m., Eucharist with Healing
Sunday 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite One;
9:30 a.m., Family Eucharist with Healing
and Church School
Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer (in
Spanish); Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Eucharist
with Healing
Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and
Sunday 9:30 a.m. services.
881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143
Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.;
Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
2154 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman
Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m.
All are welcome.
Corner Cypress View Drive and Koreshan
Boulevard, Three Oaks area, Fort Myers,
Walter Fohs, pastor; Becky Robbins-

Penniman, associate pastor
Sunday worship services:
Early Grace Traditional, 8 a.m.
Awesome Grace Contemporary, 9 a.m.
Classic Grace Traditional, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School God's Group, 8:45 and
10 a.m.
Worship Gathering Sunday 10 a.m.
Pastor Alan Bondar
Fort Myers Villas Civic Association Bldg.
2306 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Myers, 33907
Phone/text: 220-8519
website: messiahreformed.com
Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Fellowship Lunch Sunday noon
Teen Events Monthly
c/website for podcasts, special events, min-
istries, calendar, blogs, etc.
16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10B
Tom Richards, Pastor
Sunday School for all ages 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study 7 p.m.
Special Monday Community Group service
at 7 p.m. for those who can not attend
3825 McGregor Boulevard. Fort Myers
Pastors: Bill Stephens, Stu Austin and
Howard Biddulph, Associate Pastor
Traditional Worship at 8:00 and 9:30 am,
Contemporary Worship at 11:00am
Sunday School at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00am
Youth and Children's programming runs
concurrent to Sunday services.
Nursery care provided at all services
For more information visit: www.newhope-
(Meets at Ft. Myers Beach Masonic Lodge)
17625 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers Beach
Pastors: Bruce Merton, Gail and RC
Traditional Worship 9:45 a.m.
Contemporary Worship 11:15 a.m.
Phone: 267-7400 Fax: 267-7407
Web site: peacecommunitychurch.com
e-mail: peace1265@aol.com
15840 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers
Walter Still, Senior Pastor,
Sunday Worship: 8 and 9:30 a.m.
3/4 mile south from the intersection of
McGregor, San Carlos and Gladiolus.
A congregation of the ELCA.
3950 Winkler Extension, Fort Myers
Daily early learning center/day care
Sunday Services, 8:15 and 10:15 a.m.
Meditation classes. All are welcome.
Guided meditations offering many meth-
ods for relaxing the body and focusing
the mind on virtuous objects to bring
increasing peace and happiness into
daily activity. For information, class times
and locations call 567-9739 or visit www.
16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
Robert G. Kasten, Pastor
Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.
Nursery available
9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages
Junior Church grades one to five
Wee Church Pre-K to K
Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Service 6 p.m.
12171 lona Road, Fort Myers, off

McGregor and north of Gladiolus.
Father Joseph Clifford.
Weekly masses:
Monday through Saturday 8 a.m.
Weekend masses: Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.;
Sunday: 7, 9,11, and 5:30 p.m.
Reconciliation is available at the church on
Saturday at noon and by appointment
3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
Pastor Rev. Steve Filizzi
An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation
Sunday Services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Mid-Week Service, Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
3595 Broadway, Fort Myers
239-939-4711, www.smlcs.org
Wednesday Fellowship: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner $5, 6:15 p.m. bible studies
Worship: Saturday, 5:30 p.m.,
Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with 9:15
a.m. adult and children's Bible Study, plus
marriage enrichment studies. Divorce Care
on Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
During Lent: Wednesday worship
noon and 6:15 p.m.
16225 Winkler Rd. 433-0018.
Rabbi Jeremy Barras
Cantorial Soloists Joseph/Lynn Goldovitz
Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Services, Saturday,
10:30 a.m.
Religious Education Classes, Midweek,
Grades 2-7, Wednesday, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday
Confirmation Classes, Wednesday,
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. to noon
14486 A & W Bulb Road,
Fort Myers, 433-0201.
Rabbi: Benjamin S. Sendrow,
Cantor: I. Victor Geigner.
Weekly services: Monday and Thursday, 9
a.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.
Religious school Sunday, 9 a.m. to noon,
and Wednesday, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Family Midrash services on the first and
third Fridays of the month at 7 p.m.
Pre bar/bat mitzvah class Monday, 5:30 to
7 p.m., followed by confirmation class from
7:30 to 9 p.m.
For information on early childhood educa-
tion/preschool, phone 482-1121.
The New Church of SWFL is located at
10811 Sunset Plaza Circle, by Summerlin
and Pine Ridge Roads, behind Zoomers
and the ponds.
Reverend Nadine
Spiritual Recovery, Wednesdays 10 a.m.
Healing Service, Wednesdays 11 a.m. and
Friday 6:30 p.m.
Sunday Worship Services, 11 a.m.
Call for information 481-5535.
13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one
mile west of 1-75)
Minister: The Rev. Allison Farnum
Sunday services and religious education at
10:30 a.m.
For information on all church events call
561-2700 or visit www.uucfm.org.
Family Service 10 to 11 a.m.
Healing Circle 11 a.m.
Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m.
Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic
music, meditation in a loving environment.
Service held at 28285 Imperial Street,
Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100.
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From page 10
9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across
from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125
Pastor: Interim Pastor Dr. LuderWhitlock
Sunday Service:
9:30 a.m., Contemporary;
Worship and Adult Classes
11 a.m., Blended Worship
2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881;
Services: Sunday 10 a.m.;
Wednesday 7 p.m.
Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi
7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers,
481-4040, Pastor, Steve Hess
Sunday Services: 8 a.m. traditional;
9:30 a.m. contemporary; 11 a.m. blendings.
Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.4

Painting Out
Loud On Easter


It's AllAbout You, 4' x 5', acrylic on can-
vas (painted in 20 minutes during music
portion at church)
The congregation at Cape Coral
Christian Center, 1315 Viscaya
Boulevard, will have a new ele-
ment added to its Easter experience this
year. Leoma Lovegrove will be Painting
Out Loud for Jesus during the service
on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Lovegrove will
be inspired by the music and the ritual
of Easter and will complete a large por-
trait of Jesus in less than half an hour.
Lovegrove has done similar Passion
Paintings before, but this will be her first
time to do so at this church.
"These paintings are very moving for
me and for the congregation," Lovegrove
said. "I was delighted when Pastor
Marcelo Guidi invited me to be a part of
this special service." For more informa-
tion call 218-4296.0

New Opportunities

at Shell Point

The public is invited and many
of these events are FREE!

Sel Pint's
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Chelsea Chen, Organist
Sunday, April 4, 6:15 p.m. The Ibland at Shell Point

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compositions. Her distinctive flair and bravado, mastery of repertoire, and
command of the instrument will dazzle the listener. Tickets $10, call 454-2147.
9th Annual Shell Point Photo Show
0 Monday, April 5 Friday, April 9 i
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Island at Shell Point
Peruse the beautiful photographs entered by Shell Point resident
photographers in the ninth-annual Shell Point Photo Show on display /
in the Resident Activity Center on The Island at Shell Point.

Shell Point Tour & Presentation
April 6, 14, 20, 28 at 1:30 p.m. W
April 7, 13, 21, 27 at 9:15 a.m.
SJoin us for one of these group presentations about the Lifestyle and Lifecare
available at Shell Point followed by a narrated bus tour of the community.
Light refreshments. Space is limited, so call 466-1131 to reserve your place.

Contiguglia Brothers, Pianists
Thursday, April 8, 7:30 p.m. The Island at Shell Point
Identical twins, Richard and John, are among the most
acclaimed piano-duos in the world. They graduated in the top 1% of their class
at Yale summa cum laude, followed by Masters degrees from the Yale Graduate
School of Music. Since their London debut in 1962, they've popularized the
great music for two pianists including Schubert Piano Duets, Duos of Franz Liszt, Music of
Gershwin-Grainger, and Beethoven and Liszt 9th Symphony. Tickets $35, call 454-2067.
Jazz by David Maxwell
Friday, April 16, 7 p.m. The Island at Shell Point
Grammy winner David Maxwell has a reputation as one of the finest blues pianists alive and
has played piano with great musicians such as Muddy Waters, Bonnie Raitt, Otis Rush, and
Eric Clapton. Tickets are $20, call 454-2067.
O0 Annual Quilt Show
Saturday, April 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 18, Noon to 4 p.m.
Monday, April 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Island at Shell Point
The Quilt Show is an annual Shell Point tradition. Enjoy viewing quilts made by Shell
Point quilters, along with some very special quilts of interest made by others. You'll be
amazed by the creativity and intricacy of the displays.
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Water Hits Magic
Seventy Degrees
by Capt.
Matt Mitchell
,. Tt's amazing how
Si quickly fishing
has improved.
With our water
temperature finally
... at that magic 70
degrees, fish are
feeding. Spanish
mackerel have
showed up all over
from the beaches
and passes all the way through the
sound. Sheepshead fishing is still going
on, trout have really moved out onto
the flats and I even had a report from
a friend of a few rolling tarpon in the
middle sound this week.
This week Boca Grande Pass has
been loaded with Spanish mackerel. I
have been trolling spoons and small div-
ing plugs along the channel edges while
looking for diving birds to cast into. This
makes for some of the easiest fishing
there is. The macks can be spotted jump-
ing all the way out of the water as they
slash through schools of small baitfish.
These Spanish mackerel should be thick
around all the passes within the week.
I like to fish for them on the outside of
the passes on an outgoing tide. Look for
them on the edges and drop offs and
right up close to the sandbars where the
current is really moving.


Fishing Cabbage Key
Dolphin Watching
Captains Available

Jensen's Marina
Captiva Island

Ladyfish and a few
kings are mixed in with
these mackerel too.
Sure the mackerel are
far from the best eat-
ing fish but they are a
great fight and just to
go out and catch such
high numbers of fish
after such a drought this
winter is an awesome
thing. There should
be sharks on these
mackerel schools too if
you're looking for a little
larger game. I person-
ally have not seen any
sharks on them yet but
with so many mackerel
the sharks are not far
Long-shanked hooks
rigged on your spoons
and plugs will save you
a lot of tackle and make
these fish much easier
to unhook. I remove the
treble hooks and replace With the Spanish
them with long shanked
J-hooks I also prefer not
to use a steel leader but do up-size my
flourocarbon leader up to 40-pound test.
Redfish Pass remained loaded with
sheepshead this week. Anchoring up off
the seawall and fishing with chunks of
shrimp on the bottom made for non-stop
action on keeper size sheep. By April
these fish are usually gone but with a pro-
longed winter they are still here and hun-
gry. There are still some real monsters
in the pass with fish up to five pounds
common. Small, sharp hooks are the key
to getting these fish to the boat as their
mouths are so hard with rows and rows
of teeth that it's hard to get a hook to
While fishing the docks on the north
side of the pass for sheepshead last week
we caught several pompano up to 16
inches. Bouncing a shrimp-tipped jig on
the outside of these docks caught lots of

mackerel here already the sharks, like this blacktip, are not far behind

different species of fish. If you're target-
ing sheepshead its been the best around
the passes on the incoming tide.
Redfish fishing has still been a little
tougher than usual with it either being
feast or famine. The redfish should really
be turning on soon as the water contin-
ues to warm. The reds I have been catch-
ing have all come on the last few hours
of the incoming tide. Some have come
while working oyster bars and potholes
while a few others came from under the
mangroves. I did get on a good redfish
bite on Panther Key this week while the
water was really up high. Sitting way off
the mangroves and throwing chunks of
ladyfish up under the trees produced a
dozen or so slot-sized reds.
All the deeper channels around the
sound have produced good action on
trout. Rocky Channel and the Chino
Island channel have both been holding

some bigger trout on the low incoming
tide. The bite really slows once the water
gets up as the trout move out onto the
flats. All the trout I have been catching
have been on shrimp or on soft plastic
shrimp jigs. When the tide is up, try drift-
ing the grass flats in water between three
to six feet deep.
April 1 marked the start of the mana-
tee zones going back into effect in Pine
Island Sound. I get so used to running
through these areas all winter long it's
hard to get back into the swing of get-
ting wet and beaten up by having to go
all the way around. These pointless no-
wake zones don't help the manatees and
really seem to be more enforced this first
month of April than at any other time so
watch out and don't get a ticket.
On a brighter note April 1 also marks
the reopening of grouper fishing. I'm
looking forward to getting offshore and
trying my luck and also hitting some of
my back bay grouper spots that I have
not fished for two months.
Capt. Matt Mitchell moved to Sanibel
in 1980 and has fished local waters for
more than 25 years. He now lives in St.
James City and has worked as a back
country fishing guide for more than 10
years. If you have comments or ques-
tions email captmattmitchell@aol.com.

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Send Us Your Fish Tales
he River Weekly 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 photographs with identification.
Drop them at the River Weekly, 16450 San Carlos Boulevard, Suite 2, Fort
Myers, Flordia 33908, or email to RiverWeeklyNews@aol.com.

Free Spring
Shoreline Walks
L ee County Parks and Recreation
s offering the following shoreline
Bunche Beach Preserve: Low
Tide Loafing at Sunset New This
Join a volunteer naturalist and leisurely
explore the mud flats to see what myster-
ies the low tide uncovers while watching a
beautiful Florida sunset. Wear shoes that
can get wet, bring your camera, water
and bug spray. Days and times will vary
depending on the tides. Walks are sched-
uled for March 29 and April 12 at 6:30
p.m. and are about one hour in length.
Bunche Beach is at 18201 John Morris
Road in Fort Myers.
Matanzas Pass Preserve:
Exploring Ethnobotany New This
Learn how indigenous plants can be
used for such things as food, shelter,
medicine and clothing. Learn the his-
torical importance of some of Florida's
plants to humans. Walks meet the last
Wednesday of every month. The next
walk is scheduled for April 28. Meet at
the entrance to Matanzas Pass Preserve.
These walks begin at 9:30 a.m. and last
approximately one and a half hours. This
is a free walk and there is no fee for park-
ing but space is limited so come early.
Matanzas Pass preserve is located at 199
Bay Road, Fort Myers Beach.
Mangrove Walk at Matanzas:
When was the last time you walked
through a maritime hammock or a man-
grove forest with the bay lapping at your
feet? Join in and learn about the diverse
plant communities including the mari-
time oak hammock, transitional wetlands
and mangrove forest. Walks meet every
Thursday at the entrance to Matanzas
Pass Preserve. Walks begin at 9:30 a.m.
and last approximately one and a half
hours. This is a free walk with limited free
parking. Matanzas Pass preserve is locat-
ed at 199 Bay Road, Fort Myers Beach.
Bowditch Point Preserve: Barrier
Islands Guided Walk at Bowditch -
Newly added day and time
Do gopher tortoises like to swim,
why are plants important to the beach
and what is a barrier island? Learn the
answers to these questions and more
while exploring the beach front tropical
communities and all their inhabitants.
Walks meet every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
and Friday at 1 p.m. and last approxi-
mately one and a half hours. Walks take
place at Bowditch Point Preserve through
March. This walk is free but a fee for
parking is required. Bowditch Point Park
is located at 50 Estero Boulevard, Fort
Myers Beach.
For more information or to register
call 463-3764 or visit www.leeparks.org.
Group guided tours for any of the shore-
line walks are available upon request by
calling 229-7356.,

Season Is Open
he recreational harvest of grouper
in all Gulf of Mexico waters off
Florida, except in all waters of
Monroe County, reopened on April 1.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) closed
the gulf recreational shallow-water grou-
per fishery (gag, black, red, yellowfin,
scamp, yellowmouth, rock hind and red
hind) on February 1 to protect gag grou-
per, which anglers often find and catch

with the other grouper species. This
two-month gulf grouper spawning season
closure helps to reduce overfishing of gag
grouper and rebuild its populations so
larger annual harvests may be possible in
the future.
The FWC also reminds fishermen that
the recreational and commercial harvest
of shallow-water grouper (including gag,
black grouper, red grouper, scamp, red
hind, rock hind, coney, graysby, yellowfin
grouper, yellowmouth grouper, and tiger
grouper) remains closed until May 1 in
all Atlantic Ocean and Monroe County

For more online information regarding
grouper fishing regulations, including size
limits, bag limits and fishing seasons, go

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Plant Smart:
Wild Lantana

Flowers bloom throughout the years,
attracting a variety of butterflies
by Gerri Reaves
H ardy wild lantana (Lantana
involucrata) is a sun-loving, low-
maintenance plant whose flowers
attract butterflies all year.
This multi-branched shrub usually
reaches four to six feet in height. Use it
in a mass planting, as a border or buffer
plant, or as a center piece in a butterfly

Reservations Required

The aromatic leaves have both culinary and medicinal uses

The five-lobed white or yellow flowers
appear in dense stalked clusters, some-
times with a bluish tint. They are followed
by small purple fruit that provides food for
The small rough leaves are pale green,
oval, aromatic, and toothed.

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Wild lantana's native habitat is the
coastal hammocks and pinelands of South
It has a string of other common names,
including wild sage, white lantana, white
sage, and button sage.
This member of the verbena family is
highly drought tolerant and the only main-
tenance required is occasional pruning to
encourage fullness.
Propagate it with seeds or cuttings.

Paddling Along
The Shoreline
Lee County Parks and Recreation
is offering the following paddling
programs this spring:
Kayak With Your Canine at Dog
Beach No dog required
If you and your pooch are experi-
enced, well mannered kayakers, or you
enjoy paddling without your pooch, this
Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail trip is for
you. Four-pawed and two-legged partici-
pants will meet at the kayak launch across
from Dog Beach on Estero Boulevard just
south of Lover's Key. No dogs over 100
pounds are permitted and only one dog
per kayak is allowed.
Trips are scheduled for Wednesday,
April 21 from 9 to 11 a.m. Cost is $40
per person and includes all the necessary
human gear and boats. Dogs' partici-
pation is free, but canine companions
must supply their own life vest and wear
them. All dogs must have current vac-
cinations and get along well with others.
Participants must pre-register 48 hours in
advance at www.leeparks.org or by call-
ing 533-7440.

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Wild lantana is useful as a border, screen,
or mass planting
The leaves can be used as seasoning,
or they can be added to baths as a treat-
ment for heat rash and insect bites.
Purchase lantana specimens from a
reputable supplier and be sure to avoid
planting or cultivating the multicolored
Lantana camera, an invasive plant that
has contaminated the gene pool of native
Sources: The Shrubs and Woody
Vines of Florida by Gil Nelson, Native
Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle
and Joan Brookwell, and Everglades
Wildflowers by Roger L. Hammer.
Plant Smart explores sustainable gar-
dening practices that will help you cre-
ate a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant,
hurricane- and pest-resistant South
Florida landscape.

Bunche Beach Eco Paddling Tour
Paddle along the shoreline of the
Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail, through
mangroves and creeks. Explore the wide
variety of wildlife and vegetation this
beautiful area has to offer. Tour lasts
approximately two hours. The next trip
of the season is Thursday, April 8 from
5 to 7 p.m.. Cost is $40 per person and
includes all of your paddling supplies.
Register 48 hours in advance to assure
minimum numbers are met at www.
leeparks.org or by phone at 533-7440.
Check the Web site for additional dates
and times or call 463-3764 for more
Bowditch Point Park Eco
Paddling Tour
Paddle San Carlos Bay, Hurricane Bay
and Pelican Bay in search of dolphin,
manatee and a wide variety of birds as
you tour the Calusa Blueway Paddling
Trail. This trip lasts approximately three
hours. The next tour is Tuesday, April
6 at 9 a.m. and lasts approximately
two hours. Cost is $40 per person and
includes all of your paddling supplies.
Register 48 hours in advance to assure
minimum numbers are met at www.
leeparks.org or by phone at 533-7440.
Check the Web site (www.leeparks.org)
for additional dates and times or call 463-
3764 for more information./

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Of The Week:

Mud Turtle
by Brian Johnson
F aith Moll, who
first came to
Sanibel in
1952, has been
keeping her eye on
the wildlife here for
many years. She
.- remembers seeing
indigo snakes when
they were abundant
on the islands and
admiring their color-
ing. Currently, an osprey eats his lunch
every day on the same branch in the
mangroves near her home.
On February 22 she heard her terrier
Margaret barking.
"We have her tethered right at our
house and don't let her loose," said Moll.
"She sits most of the day. She started a
terrible barking, and was pointing at a
She could see that the turtle the size
of her hand was injured, so she picked
him up with a clean cloth and put him
in a plastic grocery bag. The turtle had
been on his back. Moll drove the 163-
gram striped mud turtle to CROW and
made a donation to cover of the cost of
treatment. "We're delighted that CROW
exists," she said.

"He had a fracture
across the front of his
shell, and a very unstable
rectangular piece that
was loose near his right
shoulder," said Dr. Amber
While the clinic has
seen worse fractures, this
was a tricky case because
the loose piece on the
shell's perimeter exposed
the turtle's coelomic cavity;
it can be fatal if water runs
into the internal organs.
CROW gave him
Tramadol, a pain medi-
cation that has recently
shown promise for pain
management in reptiles,
and began an antibiotic
regimen. Dr PJ holdir
The challenge was
what to do about the hole
leading to the coelmic cavity. Dr. Amber
fashioned a small Vet Lite bandage, but
it was too firm and popped off the shell.
Next she tried to epoxy a piece of Telfa
bandage, but it proved too flimsy.
Not afraid to invent her own equip-
ment solution, she cut off a piece of
cardboard from the Epoxy package, and
found it was the most effective way to
patch the area. "I felt silly cutting up the
package, but it worked best," she said.
The turtle spent the first night in
an incubator and soon moved to the
80-degree Reptile Room. They brought
him mud dug up from the CROW prop-

ig the mud turtle with a piece of paper over the outer shell injury

"He was content to sit in the mud and
heal," said Dr. Amber. "Every three days
we administered his antibiotics, checked
his wounds, and gave him fresh mud."
The little mud turtle did beautifully. He
dined on tiny meals in the mud and his
fractures healed at a rapid clip. On March
25, after his successful test dive in the
tank in the sea turtle complex, CROW
released him.
"We've tried to feed the mud turtles
worms and other pieces of food, but they
don't eat what we give them," said Dr.
Amber. "They find critters in the mud.
He was 163 grams when he arrived and
162.2 grams when he left. They do a
good job maintaining their weight.

"It was nice to see a Sanibel turtle and
get him back to Sanibel."
CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation
of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife
hospital providing veterinary care for
native and migratory wildlife from the
Gulf Coast of Florida. The hospital
accepts patients seven days a week
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations
to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957.
Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic.

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Birds of many kinds flock to Hams Marsh

Discover Hams
Marsh, A Lee

County Preserve
Visit Harns Marsh with the Bird
Patrol on Sunday, April 18 at 8
Expect to see snail kites, limpkin,
wading birds, sandhill cranes, shorebirds
and raptors. This walk is provided in
cooperation with Lee County Parks and
Recreation and is free to the public. For
more information call 482-6250.
The marsh is a 578-acre preserve that
is part of the East County Water Control

photo by Gail Campbell
District and one of the area's major
stormwater retention/detention facilities.
The water district and Lee County have
designated Harns Marsh as a regional
park. The variety and quantity of birds is
amazing. So far, 135 species have been
recorded, snail kites and limpkin being
a couple of the standout species found
there year-round.
From 1-75, take Exit 136 (Lee
Boulevard) east to Sunshine Boulevard
in Lehigh Acres. Turn left on Sunshine
Boulevard and drive north past the Able
Canal. Turn left on 31st Street and make
an immediate right onto Ruth Avenue.
Drive north on Ruth Avenue to 38th
Street. Turn left on 38th and the parking
area is at the end of the road.4


America's Boating

T he San Carlos Bay Sail & A
Power Squadron will be offering F LJ-M A
America's Boating Course on
Saturday, April 17, from 8:15 a.m. to aWEAR _o_*__
12:30 p.m. WEAR am,
This course is recognized by the "Oi Ai.mi
National Association of State Boating o . ..
Law Administrators. Florida recently
passed legislation requiring anyone born FLORIDA -w,.I -
after January 1, 1988 to have passed a
safe boating course and obtain a Boating
Safety Education
ID card or iiuow..V-m NMW- senonW
Bobber's Card, ,' *,.,n.. N..s.
which is valid for "
life, in order to
operate a boat
with more than
10 hp.
Each student
will receive a
from the Florida
Fish and Wildlife ey
Commission WNW, 4"V , mw Of **,* i.,
upon completion Common components of a boat
of the class. The
course consists
of two sessions on consecutive Saturdays. The second session will be on Saturday,
April 24, also from 8:15am to 12:30pm.
Topics covered include hull design, docking, anchoring, handling boating emergen-
cies, reading channel markers and many other topics to make each boating experience
safer and more enjoyable.
The cost of the course is $40 and $20 for a second person sharing the instruction
The squadron classroom is at 16048 San Carlos Boulevard at the corner of Kelly
Road (across from ACE Hardware). Students can register online at www.scbps.com or
call the office at 466-4040.4

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Earth Day at the refuge will feature bike tours, nature crafts, and information on how to
live green

Save The Date For
Earth Day At The Refuge
n partnership with Tarpon Bay Explorers (TBE) and "Ding" Darling Wildlife
Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), JN "Ding" Darling National Wildlife
Refuge will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on Saturday, April 24
from noon to 4 p.m. The theme is Choose Green.
Free activities will include giveaways to the first 200 arrivals, bike use (on a first-
come basis), bike tours, cyclist and pedestrian admission to Wildlife Drive (still $5 fee
for motor vehicles), a solar demonstration, nature crafts, informational booths, and
samples of fresh-brewed shade-grown coffee.
For more information visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org.
DDWS is a non-profit, friends-of-the-refuge organization that supports the
Education Center, "Ding" Darling Days, Earth Day, and other educational programs at
the refuge.4

Captive Cruises is offering the fol-
lowing naturalist-led enviornmen-
tal education programs:
Science at Sea Cruise
Be a marine biologist. This 90-minute
hands-on scientific inquiry is fun for all
ages. Crab traps and plankton nets will be
hauled for a look at some of the compo-
nents of the food chains. Use compasses
for navigational aids and magnifying
viewers to see the things we can't usually
see. Take part in actual scientific research
that will be utilized by the Sanibel-Captiva
Conservation Foundation's Marine Lab.
This is an exciting trip for the whole fam-
Shoreline Discovery Cruise
Travel to a secluded beach for a guided
shoreline walk to discuss coastal sea life
and beach dynamics. Explore mudflats
and use nets within the shallow sea grass
beds for an up-close look at some of the
smaller yet amazing inhabitants of the
back bay estuary ecosystem. Bring wad-
ing shoes and your sense of adventure for
this hands-on sea life encounter.
Sailing Under The Stars Cruise
Enjoy the sunset, experience day turn-
ing into night, linger out on the water
and sail under the stars. Planets, stars
and constellations will be identified along
the way. Mythology, mysteries and fea-

tures of our Milky Way galaxy, as well as
the greater universe, will be appreciated
under the magic of the night sky.
Call 472-5300 for reservations. Log
on to www.captivacruises.com for more

Kayak Fishing
he Cape Coral Parks & Recreation
Department is offering a kayak
fishing class led by Dominick
Greco on Saturday, April 3, 11 a.m. to
2 p.m.
Kayak fishing is becoming one of the
fastest growing water activities in Florida.
In this class you will learn the safety of
kayaking, the different parts of the kayak,
rigging, proper strokes and fishing pro-
cedures from the kayak. Cheryl Greco
will present a portion of the program for
The first part of the class will be
indoors followed by hands-on instruction
outside. Door prizes will be given to all
participants. Dominick Greco was fea-
tured on FOX4 News and the Morning
Blend for his teaching, classes and semi-
The cost is $15 for residents, $35 for
non-residents. Call 574-0806 to register.
The class will be held at the Cape Coral
Yacht Club, 5819 Driftwood Parkway.4

Course Offered

One Of The Best
Birding Sites In
Lee County
experience the beautiful birds of
Bunche Beach with a Bird Patrol
Guide on Saturday, April 10, from
8 to 10 a.m.
Meet in the parking lot at Bunche
Beach, located in south Fort Myers, off
Summerlin Road (drive south on John
Morris Road until it deadends).
Bunche Beach is excellent for both
migrant and resident wading and shore-
birds working the mudflats at low tide due
to the diversity of micro-invertebrates.
For more information call 707-3015.
This event is free and provided in
cooperation with Lee County Parks and
Recreation. No registration necessary
Bring binoculars, sun protection, shoes
that can get wet, a bottle of drinking

CREW Land Trust
Guided Hikes
The CREW Land & Water Trust
will host a hike on the second
Saturday of the month for all
ages from 9 a.m. to noon at the CREW
Marsh Hiking Trails. For reservations
call 239-657-2253 or bthomas crew@
earthlink.net. Hikers are encouraged to
bring water to drink and wear old shoes.
Tuesday Morning Guided Hike, April
6 and 20 for all ages from 9 a.m. to
noon at the CREW Marsh Hiking Trails.
Reservations (239-657-2253 or bthom-
as_crew@earthlink.net) are required.
These hikes are free, although dona-
tions to support the trust's preservation
efforts and environmental education
programs are appreciated. Hikers are
encouraged to bring water to drink and
wear old shoes.
Full Moon Hike: April 27 Explore
the CREW Marsh trails with senses other
than sight. Flashlights with a red beam
setting are welcome, but the moon will
light the way. Hikers are encouraged to
bring water to drink and wear walking
shoes, long pants & long sleeves. Fee: $3
for CREW members, $5 for non-mem-
bers. All proceeds are used to support the
trust's preservation efforts. Reservations
required; call 239-657-2253 or email
bthomas crew@earthlink.net.
The trails are open to the public from
sunrise to sunset every day. Trail maps
are available at the trailhead located at
4600 Corkscrew Road, two miles south
of State Road 82 or 18 miles east of exit
123 off 1-75.
The CREW Cypress Dome Hiking
Trails are open to the public from sunrise
to sunset every day. Trail maps are avail-
able at the trailhead located four miles
west of the Marsh Trails. For more infor-
mation call 239-657-2253.0


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Peculiar people who possess an ancient mask in Wooden Mouth

Character from Wooden Mouth

FGCU Theatre
Lab Presents
Wooden Mouth
lorida Gulf Coast University
Theatre Lab opens Wooden
Mouth at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April
7 at the Arts Complex. The transme-
dia performances at the theater lab
will be the premiere of this new work
by Barry Cavin, chair of the Visual

and Performing Arts Department.
Performances run through April 18.
In the forest, tucked back into a
mountain hollow, live a peculiar people
who possess an ancient mask that gives
a great gift to the wearer the ability
to strip away all lies spoken by others.
An uncertain lover adventures to find
the mask, but discovers a secret more
extraordinary than honesty and fidelity.
Combining a mixture of Bunraku,
Butoh, Greek chorus, video, shadow
play, and a healthy dose of Appalachia,
this transmedia performance unfolds the

break-up moment when the great love
of one is not powerful enough for two.
Wooden Mouth is a cautionary fairy tale
for lovers, exposing the absurdity behind
the common admonitions to "move on"
or "get over it."
Curtain times are Wednesday through
Saturday at 8 p.m.; and Sunday matinee
at 2 p.m.
Tickets go on sale March 29. Cost is
$7 per person. Tickets are also available
for purchase at the door prior to each

The Arts Complex is located on the
main campus. Free parking is available in
Lot 7 for Arts Complex visitors. Parking
passes are available at the parking kiosk
located at the university's entrance.
For more information, contact the
FGCU Theatre Lab at 590-7268 or visit
the Website: theatrelab.fgcu.edu.4

Alliance To Exhibit Student Art

2009 High School Best in Show: Paradigm by Adam Frank
Creative young minds in Lee County have been painting, sculpting, drawing
and welding, pushing their artistic limits for the annual Lee Arts Educators
Association (LAEA) Exhibit hosted by the Lee County Alliance for the Arts.
Students from elementary to high school will be displaying work in every medium
imaginable March 29 to May 2 at the Alliance for the Arts.
Young Artist Awards will be displaying work by pediatric oncology patients from the
Children's Hospital in the Alliance's Members Gallery.
The alliance and LAEA believe that learning and participating in the arts is vital to a
child's personal, social and educational development. Giving youths an opportunity to
showcase their work reassures an appreciation and awareness of their artistic ability.
LAEA is a group of volunteer art teachers striving to recognize students' work and
promote interest in the arts. More than 45 participating teachers from elementary

through middle school will select pieces of work to cover the alliance gallery walls, ceil-
ing to floor.
Entries for the high school division of the LAEA exhibit are juried by art teachers at
each school. Once they are on display, judges select winners in several categories with
the first place winners qualifying for Best in Show, and the top artist receiving scholar-
ship opportunities. All high schools in Lee County are eligible to participate.
The alliance hosted an opening reception for elementary and middle school stu-
dents on March 30 and will hold a reception for high school students from 5-7 p.m.
on April 15.0

Call To Artists
At Broadway
Palm Art Gallery
A juried show for Art League of
Fort Myers members will run
from April 12 to June 6 in the
Broadway Palm Art Gallery, 1380
Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers.
Two-dimensional work in the following
categories: oil, watercolor, acrylic, collage,
pastel, original prints (etching, lithograph,
wood block), fiber works, and photogra-
phy may be entered. There are no entry
Art will be received Saturday, April
10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Art League
of Fort Myers, Items must be removed
Monday, June 7 at 9 a.m. from
Broadway Palm Gallery.
To become a member of the art
league, contact Membership Chair
Marjorie Newton at MarjorieLNewton@
Hotmail.com or phone 543-7149.
April events include:
April 2, Friday, 6 to 7:30 p.m. recep-

tion for Art of Photography. This judged
show is open to the public April 2 to May
April 2, Friday, 6 to-10 p.m. open for
Art Walk.
April 5, Art at Noon Technique of
batik, Susan Brown.
Class schedules in April : Six- 212-hour
classes (unless otherwise indicated; mem-
bers: $90, non-members, $120.
Watercolor for Beginners/Intermediate
taught by Susanne Brown, 466-6153
Mixed Media for Adults & Children
taught by Susan Mills, 689-1787
Computer Basics, PCs taught by John
Pappas, -466-9786
Adult Evening Class, taught by Susan
Mills, 939-738
Oil Painting for beginners to interme-
diate taught by Mary Richey, 939-7738
The Artist of the Month for April is
Joan Grathwolh.
The Art League of Fort Myers is at
1451 Monroe Street, downtown Fort
Myers. For more information log onto
artleagueoffortmyers.org or phone Linda
Benson, publicity chair, at 694-6454.

Playhouse's Ibsen
Classic Amazes

Bull is impressive as Nora's domineer-
ing husband. As characters from the
past enter their home, intense struggles
develop between the two.
Hylton is magnificent as Nora, the
irresponsible spendthrift, anxious tempt-
ress who approaches a nervous break-
down when she is blackmailed by the
manipulative Nils Krogstad, played by
Steven Cole Hughes. Krogstad loaned
her money and threatens to reveal their
secret to her husband.
There is a great supporting cast
including Brandy Zarle as Kristine, a
woman, who when her husband died,
was left nothing, not even an ounce of
grief. Steve Brady plays Dr. Rank, a dear
friend who is in love with Nora. Carole
Fenstermacher plays the loving Nanny.
The set is lovely with antique period
pieces including lots of pictures hang-

ing from the moldings. In those days,
heaven forbid a nail should penetrate the
wallpaper. The setting and time is 1879
in the Helmers' living room, in a small
Norwegian town.
Ibsen who was dubbed the Father of
Modern Drama, was way ahead of his
time in writing a play scrutinizing a nor-
mal husband's behavior in that time peri-
od. Director Kristen Coury says, "I hold
up this play to you and say, look how far
we've come. Let it serve as a reminder
that although we look at many of the
freedoms we enjoy today as 'givens,'
there were people before us who worked
hard to change the worldview."
A Doll's House runs through April
11 at GulfShore Playhouse in the Norris
Center, 755 8th Avenue South, Naples.
For tickets call 1-866-811-4111.0

Art Batik Exhibit
Kay Shaffer, a Southwest Florida
artist specializing in fine art batik,
will have her work on display at
the Museum of the Everglades April
1-30. The public will have the oppor-
tunity to meet the artist on a Saturday,
April 10 reception from 1 p.m. to 3
p.m. at the museum.
Shaffer is a self-taught textile artist
specializing in fine art batik, a focused
method of applying dye to fabric, usu-
ally cotton or silk. Batik is the reverse
of painting. Instead of painting an area
where you wish there to be color or a
design on a piece of fabric, wax is applied
to the area to keep it color free. The fab-
ric is then immersed in dye, coloring all
the areas of the fabric that are wax free.
The fabric is dried and then the wax is
heated in order to remove it.
Every creation by Shaffer is hand-
waxed and hand-dyed, with a depth of
composition and a beautiful vibrant color
pallet that is rarely seen in batik. Each
original fine art batik by Shaffer is cre-
ated in combed cotton broadcloth, which
is stretched and secured on 16" by 20"
canvas and framed. For more informa-
tion on Kay Shaffer's work, visit www.
Admission is free. For more informa-
tion, call the Museum of the Everglades at
(239) 695-0008.4

Florida Repertory Theatre's
Lunchbox Theatre Series is now
playing in the Fort Myers River
District, and The New Kid by Dennis
Sponsored by Pamela Templeton and
Fort Myers Toyota, the series for children
and families plays through April 24 at the
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in the
Fort Myers River District.
Tickets are $12 and admission
includes the performance, a boxed lunch
provided by Jason's Deli and an interac-
tive workshop with the cast. Tickets are
available through Florida Rep's box office
at 332-4488.
The Lunchbox Theatre Series also
features And Then They Came for
Me: Remembering the World of Anne
Frank, a drama that combines interview
footage with live theater to take audi-
ences into the life of Anne Frank and
two Holocaust survivors whose lives
she changed forever. It is designed for
students in grades 5 through 12 and is
sponsored by Florida Rep's Alliance for
Holocaust Studies. It plays at the Sidney
& Berne Davis Art Center at 11 a.m. on
April 3 and April 17.
The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
is located on First Street between Jackson
and Lee. Tickets are available through
Florida Rep's box office at 332-4488.v

Larry Bull

Beth Hylton

by Di Saggau
Henrik Ibsen had great insight into
humanity. In his masterpiece
A Doll's House, he looked at
middle-class society and wrote about
the problems that occur behind closed
doors,the difficulties in relationships
which weren't to be mentioned in pub-
lic. Written in 1879, it was no doubt
explosive stuff then, but not likely to

cause a public outcry these days.
However, GulfShore Playhouse's
production amazes the audience. Nora
Helmer, played by Beth Hylton, seems
so dependent on other people that it's
unthinkable when she finally takes a
Nora is a supposedly loving wife and
wonderful mother. Her husband Torvald
(Larry Bull) is a good provider for his wife
and three children. He constantly calls
his wife pet names, "my little fritter bird",
"my little singing bird", "Miss Stubborn
Shoes", "My prized possession." It's a
little nauseating. Their marriage is more
like a game, with Torvald making all the


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Attractions Association Returns To Spring Training

On March 24, the Southwest Florida Attractions Association (SWFAA) made
its annual Spring Training outing to watch the Minnesota Twins play the
Florida Marlins at Hammond Stadium. Group members and guests were
given the VIP treatment by the Minnesota Twins Baseball Club, which is also a
member of the group, while mingling with their peers in the luxury of a private
The SWFAA, with members in Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties, purpose is to
promote the attractions industry in Southwest Florida. Their moto is "Stay and play
one more day!" Partners of the organization receive numerous membership benefits:
Network with your peers in the industry at a monthly breakfast meeting;
Have your attractions information at a monthly breakfast meeting;
Network with your peers in the industry at a monthly breakfast meeting;

Have your attractions information listed on the SWFAA Website;
listed on the SWFAA Website;
Link your Website from the SWFAA Website;
Have your attraction included in the concierge information book that is given to
hotels, chambers, and communities (500+);
Exposure to locals in a new coupon book distributed by every Southwest Florida
Goodwill Industries location;
For membership or other SWFAA information, go to www.swflattractions.com.
This information and coverage is courtesy of The River Weekly News and Island
Sun, Patricia Molloy and photographer Michael Heider For information, send an
email to press@riverweekly.com or go to www.islandsunnews.com.4

Attendees in alphabetical order: John Berry, Ric Base, Merry Coffman, Jenny Foegen, Eric Graff, Michael Heider, Becki Johnson, Stacey Lohr, Erika Lopera, Daniel McGee, Jessica
Mendoza, Patricia Molloy, Allen Myers, Dave Nicely, Jennifer Pfenninger, Angie Reigelman, Gordon Reigelman, Patty Stallsmith, Shelley Starner-Pritt, Scott Thompson, Steve Tutko,
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How Good

People Can

Be Changed
by Di Saggau
The production Good, by C.P.
Taylor, played at Edison State
College March 18-28. It was one
of the most powerful plays I have ever
The fact that it was put together by
college students totally amazed me. This
is a challenging play in the hands of the

most experienced actors. The focus of
the play is how people who consider
themselves good could be swept into the
furor of the Nazi movement and soon
believe that they are doing the right thing.
It reveals how the Nazis approached the
30- and 40-year old decision makers of
Directed by Stuart Brown, professor
of theater at Edison, the play follows
Professor John Halder, played so well
by Andy Francis. He is transformed
from someone who thinks the whole
Nazi anti-Jew mentality will go away, to
someone who thinks perhaps the Jews
are at fault. His best friend is Jewish.

Maurice (Connor Zerilla) keeps telling
him that it's a serious situation and begs
him, to no avail, to provide his family
passage to Switzerland. Halder is drawn
to Freddie (Eli Johnson) an SS officer
who finally convinces him to join the
party. He leaves his wife Helen (Lisa
Kuchinski) for one of his students, Anne
(Caren Zarpelon). He also lets his mother
(Rebekah Smith), who has dementia,
become a victim of the system.
There is a lot of music in the play.
Director Brown told me he considers the
performance a play with music, rather
than being a musical. He said, "Through
this experience the students internalized
a piece of history that they might have
studied before, but they now have insights
into the society that they could not ever
approach without this kind of experi-

Brown selected the play to coincide
with Holocaust observance at the school.
It was a collaborative effort with the
music department.
Director Dale Hoover provided a
quartet of musicians to accompany the
singers and also provide background
music. Several of the singers gave stand-
out performances, this included Connor
Zerilla, Eli Johnson, Lisa Sidoran and
Shadoe Valentin. When the cast sang
the Drinking Song from The Student
Prince, I almost joined them. It's one of
my favorites.
Hitler was played by Abigail Smith
in a Charlie Chaplin fashion. Justin
Ramos played both Eichmann and a
doctor. Others in the cast were Tiffany
Smith, Cristian Corrales, Jerome Joseph,
Amanda Fife, Maryssa Grose and Rachel
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Red Sox Celebrity
Classic Raises
Funds For Hospital
T his spring, the 2004 and 2007
World Champion Boston Red Sox
lent their time and talents to raise
awareness and funds for The Children's
Hospital of Southwest Florida. This signa-
ture fundraiser takes place each year on
the beautiful championship golf courses
of The Forest Country Club. The evening
prior to the Red Sox Celebrity Classic,
The Boston Red Sox Tee Party is held
for golfers and their guests and also takes
place at The Forest Country Club. In
addition, each March, City of Palms Park
is the setting for The Boston Red Sox
Children's Hospital Diamond Dinner, pre-
sented this year by Outback Steakhouse
of Fort Myers. Chair of the three events
was Forest Country Club resident Ron
McEwan. Honorary chair was recent Hall
of Fame inductee and Boston Red Sox
hero Jim Rice.
All funds raised were matched dollar-
for-dollar by a generous philanthropist
and long-time Boston Red Sox fan.
The events combined to raise a
record-setting $850,000 to support The
Children's Hospital's Level III Neonatal
Intensive Care Unit.
Boston Red Sox players hitting the
links this year in support of the cause
included Josh Beckett, Tim Wakefield,
Jon Lester, Jonathan Papelbon, Clay
Buchholz, Manny DelCarmen, John
Lackey, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Hideki
Okajima, along with their manager Terry
Francona and Major League Baseball Hall
of Famer Jim Rice.
This year's event MVP (Most Valuable
Patient) was 16-month-old Neonatal
Intensive Care Unit success story Joey
Naples of Estero.
Major corporate sponsors included
The Boston Red Sox, The Forest
Country Club, The Yawkey Foundation,
Outback Steakhouse of Fort Myers,
Wells Fargo Insurance Services, SEI,
PricewaterhouseCoopers, MorrisSwitzer,
DeAngelis Diamond Construction,
Fort Myers Beach Kiwanis and Sports
For more information on opportunities
to support the life-saving care provided
by The Children's Hospital of Southwest
Florida call the Lee Memorial Health
System Foundation at 985-3550.

Children Golf
The Children's Home Society
is gearing up for its annual
FORE the Children Charity Golf
Invitational presented by Gartner on
Friday, April 23 at Colonial Country
Club, Fort Myers. Funds raised will ben-
efit programs that serve children and
families in Southwest Florida communi-
The scramble-style event begins with
registration at 7:30 a.m. and a shotgun
start at 8 a.m. Registration is $85 for

individuals or $300 per foursome and
includes continental breakfast, lunch,
greens fees, a sleeve of balls per player,
prizes and awards. Dixie Buick GMC is
the tournament's hole-in-one sponsor.
Last year's event raised nearly
$10,000 to benefit Children's Home
Society programs which include preg-
nancy counseling and infant adoptions,
Healthy Families Lee and Collier, inde-
pendent living (teens in foster care),
case management for developmentally
disabled persons, mental health coun-
seling for children, Cribs for Kids, and
Early Learning Services. The division's
programs and services directly impact the
lives of more than 7,000 children and
families every day in five counties.
Registration is available online at:
www.forethechildren.org or request a
mail-in registration form or sponsorship
information by calling 275-3049.

Karaoke Kraze
Friday Night
he Tony Rotino Senior Center
is hosting Karaoke Kraze for all
ages on Friday night, 7 to 10
p.m., April 2. Come sing, dance or just
laugh and have a good time. DJ Tommy
Tunes will provide the music with over
a thousand song choices. Snacks and
refreshments will be provided. Cost is
$7 per person and all major credit cards
are accepted. Call 574-0807 for reser-
The center is located at 5817
Driftwood Parkway in Cape Coral.,

Pool Hours
Extended For
Spring Break
tarting April 5 the Fort Myers
Beach pool will be open on
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 5
p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
With the weather warming up, it's a
perfect time to take advantage of this
wonderful facility.
An individual day pass is only $4 and
$8 for the whole family. For more infor-
mation call 463-5759.

Bay Oaks Spring
Break Camp
ay Oaks Recreation Center on
Fort Myers Beach will be having a
Spring Break Camp from April 1
through April 9.
There will be many activities for the
children including; a sports day, kayaking,
and a trip to the beach pool. Campers
can come for just a day or the whole
The cost is $13 per day per child.
Campers need to bring a lunch.
Register early as space is limited Call

Sun Splash Offers Extended
Spring Break Hours
un Splash Family Waterpark, which opened for the season in mid-March, is offer-
ing extended park hours during Lee County Public Schools' spring break. The
Cape Coral water park will be open every day, April 1 to 11, with daily operat-
ing hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In addition to spring break hours, Sun Splash is offering special Early Bird prices on
season passes purchased by April 11. The discounted prices range from $49 to $59
for Cape Coral residents and $69 to $79 for non-residents, which is a savings of up to
29 percent off regular season pass prices. After April 11, season pass prices will go up
to $69 to $79 for Cape Coral residents and $89 to $99 for non-residents.
Season pass benefits include unlimited admission to the water park during regular
operating hours, a 15 percent discount at the Calypso Cafe and on gift shop merchan-
dise, a 15 percent discount on same day guest tickets, a 10 percent discount on learn
to swim classes, and $3 off the regular daily parking fee. This year, season pass hold-
ers can avoid daily parking fees by purchasing an unlimited season parking sticker for
$19.95 plus tax.
On April 12, Sun Splash will begin its spring operating schedule of three days a
week, including Friday nights from 5 to 9 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The park's seven day a week operations will begin on June 16 once local schools dis-
miss for summer break. Sun Splash's season runs through September 26.
For hours of operation and detailed pricing information, including general admis-
sion, group rates, and birthday party options, visit www.SunSplashWaterpark.com.
Season passes may be purchased by visiting the Sun Splash office at 400 Santa
Barbara Boulevard or at Cape Coral City Hall, 1015 Cultural Park Boulevard. For
office hours call 574-0558.4

Sanibel Gains Revenge
Against North Fort Myers
submitted by Bob Buntrock
finally The Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League revenged its two previous losses
and defeated the North Fort Myers Senior Pool League 19-13 at Del Tura
Community Billiard Room on Tuesday, March 23. In 2008 and 2009 the
Sanibel team got whipped 20-12 and 10-6.
Each side selected its top eight players available to play at this annual season ending
event for both leagues. Matches were set by blind draw and each play shot four games
against his or her opponent.
Playing for Sanibel were: Terry Ricotta, Bob Buntrock, Rich Ennis, Dave Doane,
Doc Lubinski, John Earle, Barb Chance, and Kip Buntrock. North Fort Myers shooters
were: Marvin Risner, Jim Jarvis, Steve Moore, Ed Ouillette, Tom Ewald, Al Sutherland,
Butch Taylor, and Harry Christopher.
Sanibel's hero for the event was Doc Lubinski. With North Fort Myers leading 10-6
Lubinski won all four from his opponent to tie the score. Rich Ennis took it to 13-11
with his three wins and Bob Buntrock and Dave Doane won six of the last eight games
to close out the match.
The Sanibel league played 21 weeks this season with four teams playing on the
only two pool tables on the island available for public play. The North Fort Myers team
has 10 teams from seven North Fort Myers communities. Their league runs 18 weeks
and utilizes 16 tables at the various communities to play their matches.
Along with this annual home and home event the Sanibel league ended its season
with an awards banquet hosted by Legion Post 123. Town and Country Vending also
opened its two tables for complimentary play for a Scotch-doubles eight ball tourna-
ment held as part of the banquet festivities.
Cash awards went to the four league teams: Bunt's Ball Busters, $550 for first
place; One Ball Wonders, $450 for second; Fresh Legion Crew, $350 for third; and
Sanibel Cafe, $250 for fourth. Terry Ricotta won an award as the league's top per-
centage shooter at 88 percent and Bob Buntrock won an award for posting the most
4-0 nights nine out of the 21-week season. Scotch Doubles Tournament winners
were: First Place, Jimbo Gaubatz and Rich McCurry; Second Place, Tom Hensel and
Pete Mindel; and Third Place, John Earle and Gator Gates.
League play starts again in October. Email bobbuntrock@comcast.com or call 274-
7881 to sign up.4

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The Butler Bulldogs Are The Real-Life
Version Of The Movie Hoosiers
by Ed Frank
-~ l he 1986 movie Hoosiers has been acclaimed the great-
est sports movie ever made. A true-to-life version of that
J. famous film unfolds this weekend in Indianapolis just six
miles from where that movie was filmed when the upstart,
underdog, never-say-die Butler Bulldogs vie for college basket-
ball's national championship.
For the first time in Butler's history, their road to the Final
%4 *Four was completed last weekend when they first knocked off
i % No.1 seeded Syracuse and then Kansas State, a No. 2 seed.
In actuality, however, that road for the Bulldogs, winners of
24 straight games, the longest in the nation, is from their ancient
home court on the north side of Indianapolis to the brand new Lucas Oil Stadium in
downtown Indianapolis where the NCAA championship will be played.
In case you don't know, the film Hoosiers, starring Gene Hackman, portrayed a
tiny school, Hickory High, defeating a large South Bend high school on a last-second
shot by the fictional character Jimmy
Don't be surprised if the script writers
already are at work penning a new version
of Hoosiers, this time comparing Butler's
amazing hometown run to the Final Four
to the original 24-year-old film epic.
The images are indeed similar in so
many ways.
Hoosiers was filmed in the Hinkle
Field House, originally called the Butler
Fieldhouse. Built in 1928, this basket-
ball relic remains today the home of the 21
Bulldogs. In 1966, it was renamed in
honor of Butler's legendary coach and ath-
letic director Paul D "Tony" Hinkle.
This classic facility has withstood the
test of time maintaining the character
and atmosphere that made it one of the
nation's most famous basketball arenas I
more than a half century ago. J
Chitwood's last second heroics in
Hoosiers draws comparison to Butler's
silky-smooth forward Gordon Haywood,
who scored a game-winner in the final "
seconds to earn Brownsburg High School
the Indiana State Championship two years
ago. 18 Holes C
While the Bulldogs are compared as
the college version of Hickory High (10 Q I
players are from Indiana), the fact is their 'if I
young coach Brad Stevens is amazing and f
Butler is for real. They were undefeated
in Horizon League play and haven't lost Must Preset This AD In Pro I
a game since December 22, 2009, when
they fell on the road to UAB.
Other Interesting Bulldog Tidbits
Butler is 15-0 this season in games
played in Indianapolis.
Butler is the smallest school, enrollment
4,438, to reach the Final Four since seed- ...
ing began in 1979.
Butler is the first team to reach the
Final Four in their home city since way
back in 1972 when UCLA won the title.
At 33, Stevens is the youngest coach
ever to take a team to the Final Four sur- W
passing Bob Knight for that honor.
A Final Four ticket has always been
one of the toughest to land. Now with TEN PLAY CARD SIx
Butler's hometown ride to the Final Four,
the scalpers and the ticket brokers have a A475
bonanza. $475 bam
The 70,000-seat Lucas Oil Stadium
will draw more fans for the NCAA "
Championship than Butler draws for an
entire season in their historic field house
just 15 minutes away.

But it will be home this weekend for the Bulldogs. Should they capture college
basketball's biggest prize, you can look forward to a new version of Hoosiers in your
movie theatre soon.
Everblades 2-2 On Road Trip; Clinch Playoff Spot
The Florida Everblades hockey team is now 12 for 12 a playoff slot every year in
their 12-year franchise history.
The Everblades completed a tough four-game road trip last week, four games in
four days, by winning two of four games against Charlotte and Gwinnett.
Florida is home this weekend at Germain Arena for the final two games of the
regular season when they host Charlotte tonight, Friday, and tomorrow night at 7:30
Playoff tickets are now available at the Germain ticket office.
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Book Review
Historic Photos
Of Florida
Ghost Towns
by Priscilla Friedersdorf
Author Steve Rajtar continues
his research into the history of
Florida with his photographically
spectacular new book Historic Photos
of Florida Ghost Towns. This luxuri-
ously bound book would grace any cof-
fee table but it is so very much more
than that.
Rajtar, now an attorney, grew up in
Ohio and became enamored of Florida
and its history during his student days at
the University of Central Florida and the
University of Florida. As a historian he
has written over 20 books; among those
several particularly on Florida's history.
Rajtar takes us back to even more
recent days when our travel horizons
extended past the confines of coastal
resorts and 1-75. A time when we would
often venture down back roads through
some of these now deserted crossroads
and tumbledown post offices to swamp
cabbage festivals, rodeos, county fairs,
and would buy our Plant City strawber-
ries, not coldly cellophane-wrapped but
still sweetly warmed by the sun at a road-
side stand.
The temptations of pie at Flora and
Ella's in LaBelle drew us to discover
inland country charm, laidback lifestyles
and yes, home-fried chicken, biscuits,

mashed potatoes with gravy, and sweet-
ened ice tea referred to as "Florida table
Many of Rajtar's collection of 200
photos show now-abandoned crossroads
in their heyday, when you could actually
find a functioning railroad station in the
state like the cover photo of the station in
Richland. A photo complete with horse
and buggy and elegant period styles in
Stephanie See with the Island Sun's
graphic arts department said it best,
"The photos are magnificent and tell the
story of the past almost without saying a
word. As a young native to Florida I am
intrigued by the past of my home state."
But what makes the book a treasure
trove of our state's past is the historical
research and well written text by Rajtar.
He clearly describes the settlements
shown in the photos, their origins and
their ultimate destinies. Particularly illu-
minating is the chapter Blame It On The
Railroad. He writes, "In the opinion of
many, the construction of railroad lines
was the most important factor in the set-
tlement of Florida. Large portions of the
peninsula were located too far inland to
be reached by boats, and until the arrival
of the railroads, they were essentially ina-
Every one of the more than two hun-
dred pages of this rare and beautiful pic-
torial history has a fine reproduced photo
and a text to ponder. Page 156 shows
men struggling to free a flat-bottomed
boat from the shallows of Kraemer Island,
named after the chief engineer of the
project to drain the Everglades in the

early 1900s. Rivers, swamps, railroads,
ferries, docks, post offices, yes, even
islands, gone now, some through fires
and hurricanes, but remembered and
documented by this fascinating collection
compiled so skillfully by historian Rajtar.*



Society Seminar
The Lee County Genealogical
Society, Inc. is hosting a half-day
seminar on Saturday, April 10
with Genealogist, Lecturer and Librarian
Pamela J. Cooper. The seminar is titled
Census Census Census. Cooper,
who is thesupervisor of the Archive
Center and Genealogy Department of
the Indian River County Public Library
in Vero Beach will look at the some-
times unlockedd" at information in the
U.S. Federal Census. She will present
two workshops:
1790-1840 Census of Chickens,
Ducks, and Geese
The United States Population
Schedules 1850-1930
The seminars will be held in the
Fellowship Hall of the Wesley Memorial
United Methodist Church, 4141 DeLeon
Street, Fort Myers.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with
the first session at 9:15 a.m. The second
session is scheduled to end at 11:45 a.m.
The cost of the seminar is $5 per per-
son which includes all topic related mate-
rials and refreshments. Pre-registration is
required. No walk-ins. Registration is due
by Wednesday, March 31. If you must
cancel after making your reservation, it
must be done by Monday, April 5. No
refunds will be made after that date.
With the Web site www.LCGSFL.
org for a downloadable registration
form, or send your name, address, tele-
phone number and email address with
your check payable to LCGS to Carol
Rooksby Weidlich, President, Lee County
Genealogical Society, Inc., 5529 Adam
Drive, North Fort Myers, FL 33917-
4099. For more information call Carol at

Final Symphony
Society Meeting
he Southwest Florida Symphony
Society will hold its end-of-season
monthly meeting at Palmetto-Pine
Country Club, 1940 SW 9th Court,
Cape Coral, on Friday, April 9. Next
year's officers will be installed.
If you are interested in the symphony
or the symphony society and would like
to attend call 731-0426, ext. 1. Lunch is
served at noon and doors open at 11:30
a.m. Cost is $17 per person.2

Chefs Write Book

Chef AJ Black, left, and Chef Daniel

Chef AJ Black of II Tesoro
Ristorante on Sanibel and
Edgartown Martha's Vineyard
Massachusetts, attended the North
American Restaurant and Hotel Group
meetings in New York City last week.
He was introduced by Relais Chef
Daniel Boulud as one of the Relais and
Chateaux Gourmand chefs.
Black and Boulud soon will be releas-
ing a cookbook along with chefs Thomas
Keller and Patrick O'Connell.0

Another Surprise, mahogany wood, by Phil Krym

Southwest Florida Craft Guild Exhibit
IG ARTS will host an artists reception Saturday, April 10, from 5 to 6:30
p.m. for the Southwest Florida Craft Guild's 25th Exhibit of Excellence.
The guild was founded in 1977 and has exhibited at BIG ARTS for more
than 25 years to help promote public appreciation of the dynamic fine craft field.
Its mission is to encourage high standards of performance and accomplishments in
fine crafts. The members accomplish this by participation, promotion and education
through shows, exhibitions, demonstrations, and art scholarships.
BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. and
Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and is located at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. The guild's
works will be on display in Phillips Gallery through Monday, April 26.
The exhibit is supported by Visual Arts Patron Season Sponsors June Rosner and
Russ Bilgore.O


submitted by Dr. Max J. Kalm
Junior Achievement of Southwest
Florida, Inc. is advancing the finan-
cial planning profession in our com-
munity. The programs that are taught
in K-12 are unique in that they utilize
volunteers from the business and edu-
cation world to present the materials
being taught. Thus, these people bring
real life experience into the classroom,
something that sets Junior Achievement
apart from other programs. The subject
matter being taught is business and eco-
nomics, subjects that are not taught in
our schools' normal curriculums.
Since we rely on volunteers from busi-
ness and academia to teach the K-12
programs, and since companies have had

to cut back on manpower, it is becom-
ing more difficult to find new volunteers.
To present the programs, there are also
costs involved, both for the materials used
in teaching the classes and in the costs
of supporting the office that runs these
So, to be blunt, the message here
is "Can you help?" We currently run
programs in schools in the three coun-
ties. This year alone we will reach 9,500
students. The program was begun here
in 1975 and to date we have taught
118,000 students. However, we have
many more requests to bring our pro-
grams to schools not yet covered than we
can honor. .
This is something where you can
make a contribution. If your children's
schools do not have Junior Achievement,
volunteer your services or find friends
whose kids attend that school and get
them to volunteer. If you can create a
business sponsorship that will help ensure
the fulfillment of the program and also

make a financial contribution, so much
the better.
Your children represent this country's
future. Those who have been exposed to
the classes taught by Junior Achievement
are better equipped to succeed in college
and ultimately in the business world. Our
chapter initiated a program entitled The
CEO Academy and it is a testimonial to
what Junior Achievement accomplishes.
If you are interested in supporting this
effort, a copy of a DVD that was taken
at last year's academy is available so you
can see for yourself the kind of learning
experience that kids are missing.
For those of you who are familiar with
Junior Achievement and especially those
of you who have kids in these classes
or who are already volunteers, you can
be the most influential ambassadors for
this worthy cause. Talk to your friends,
your coworkers, and your neighbors and
get them involved. Spread the word in
your company to see if you can convince
coworkers to get involved. You will be

able to tell them why you are "selling"
Junior Achievement based on your
I can assure you that your efforts will
reap wonderful results. So we are count-
ing on you to be our ambassadors. Please
And for those of you learning about
this fine organization for the first time,
please try to learn more by contacting
the Junior Achievement office to receive
more detailed information. You will be
doing your kids and the kids of your
friends and neighbors a real service by
getting involved.
Everyone I know who has been a
Junior Achievement supporter becomes
so enthused with what we accomplish so
hopefully many of the readers will want
to also get involved one way or another.
To contact Junior Achievement call
225-2590 or log onto www.jaswfl.org.4

26 THE RIVER APRIL 2, 2010

Salvation Army Pays Tribute To
Volunteers And Community Partners
T he Salvation Army presented awards to out-
standing supporters of the agency on March
25 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Army
staff and friends gathered to pay tribute to volun-
teers and community partners who give of their ,
time, talent and treasures to help others.
In 2009, over 6,600 volunteers reinforced the
ranks of the Army's small staff to give back to those
in need in the community. Those volunteers amassed
over 46,000 hours which equates to 22 full-time staff
"There could never be enough thank yous to these
dedicated groups of volunteers who give of their time
and service to help people in need in our community.
It is simply outstanding. Their commitment to The
Army is a blessing and we will be forever grateful to
them," said Major Art Penhale, corps officer for the
Lee, Hendry and Glades counties.
Special Honor and Recognition, Helen McClary,
a passionate advocate and friend of The Army since Volunteer of the Year Michael
1960 who has served on the local advisory board for Legnon gave free haircuts
15 years
Group of the Year Lee County, McGregor Baptist Church for helping with the eve-
ning meal program, Meals With Compassion
Christmas Group of the Year Lee County, U.S. Marine Crops Reserve League Toys
For Tots Program whose partnership with The Army provided over 10,000 gifts to
Bell Ringer of the Year Lee County, Bill Wirick, served daily throughout the kettle
season and rang for 158 hours at his local Walgreens
Business of the Year Lee County, Lee Memorial Health System, partnered with
The Salvation Army through the Social Services programs and major benefactor for

Disaster Volunteer of the Year Sheila Pitt, third from left, with Major Ann Penhale, Major Art
Penhale and Meg Geltner. Pitt drives the canteen throughout Lee County.
Disaster Volunteer of the Year Lee County, Sheila Pitt, driving the canteen and
representing The Salvation Army at events throughout the county, worked tirelessly
in the summer feeding program
Corps (church) Volunteer of the Year Lee County, Jay and Sherrie Deaton, gener-
ously give of their time, talents and treasures through a variety of corps activities
Volunteer of the Year Lee County, Michael Legnon, providing free haircuts, style
and finishing services to clients in the salon, worked closely with Army staff to pioneer
image classes at the shelter, donated over 50 sessions at this salon
Volunteers can participate in a variety of activities at The Salvation Army such as
working with the Meals with Compassion program, stocking and sorting cans at the
food pantry, assisting with mailings, helping with disaster work and ringing bells at
Anyone interested in volunteering may call 278-1551.0,

Financial Focus
Time For Spring
Cleaning Of Your
by Jennifer Basey
spring is
here time
to spruce up
your house, get rid
of clutter and get
things organized.
But this year, go
beyond your home
and yard when
you do your spring
cleaning and look
for ways to rejuvenate your investment
Of course, you don't have to take
an "out with the old, in with the new"
approach just for the sake of changing
things up. But to consistently make prog-
ress toward your financial goals, you may
need to make adjustments in response
to changes in the financial markets, the
economy and your personal situation.
And springtime is as good a time as any
to take a fresh look at your investment
situation. So consider these suggestions:
Dispose of things that aren't work-
ing. Whether it's a burned-out computer,
a non-vacuuming vacuum cleaner or a
treadmill that lost its grip back when "the
Web" was reserved for spiders, we all
own things that are no longer useful. And
the same may be true of some of your
investments. If one hasn't performed the
way you had hoped, and you've given

it adequate time, you may be better off
by replacing it and using the proceeds to
purchase another investment.
Get rid of duplicates. If you went
through everything in your house, you
might find several items that do the same
thing. Do you really need two toaster
ovens? And how many radios can you
listen to at one time? If you looked at
your investment portfolio in this same
way, you might be surprised to find some
redundancies. For example, do you own
several stocks issued by similar companies
that make similar products? This might
not be a problem when the stock market
is booming, but it could be a definite
concern if a downturn affects the indus-
try to which these companies belong.
Always look for ways to diversify your
holdings. While diversification, by itself,
can't guarantee profits or protect against
loss, it can help you reduce the effects of
Put things back in order. Over time,
and inadvertently, the spaces in your
home can get "out of balance." Perhaps
you have too many chairs in one corner,
your flat-screen television is crowding out
your family pictures, or your new desk
takes up too much space in your home
office. With some rearranging, however,
you can usually get things back in order.
And the same need for rearrangement
may apply to your portfolio, which
might have become unbalanced with too
much of one investment and too little of
another. This situation could undermine
your financial strategy, especially if the
imbalance means you are taking on too
much risk or, conversely, if your holdings
have become too conservative to provide
the growth you need. So look for ways
to restore your portfolio to its proper

balance one that reflects your risk toler-
ance, time horizon and long-term goals.
By giving your portfolio an annual
spring cleaning, you can help make
sure it reflects your current needs and is
positioned to help you make progress
toward your key financial objectives. And
you won't even have to get near the dust
cloths or furniture polish.
Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor
in Fort Myers. She can be reached at
jennifer basey@edwardjones.com.4

Awards Dinner
tickets still are available for Junior
Achievement of Southwest
Florida's Business Hall of Fame,
2010 Lee County. The dinner and
awards ceremony will take place May
5 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
Resort & Spa in Estero.
At the event, Junior Achievement
of Southwest Florida (JA) will induct
Jim Nathan, president of Lee Memorial
Health System, and Tom Uhler, a
founding principal of Uhler and Vertich
Financial Planners, into the Business Hall
of Fame. The prestigious honor recog-
nizes prominent business leaders for their
professional accomplishments and com-
mitment to the community.
Sponsorships are still available as well.
Platinum sponsorships are available for
$7,500. Gold sponsorships are $5,000,
while silver and bronze sponsorships are
$1,650 and $850, respectively. Each
sponsorship level offers a variety of ben-

efits designed to provide sponsors with
exposure in the business community. In
addition, student sponsorships are avail-
able at the cost of $125 per ticket. By
attending the event, students have an
opportunity to practice business etiquette
skills and interact with local professionals.
Individual tickets are $250. Half-page
advertisements for the event program
book are $500. All proceeds benefit JA
programs. To sponsor the event or pur-
chase tickets, call the Junior Achievement
office at 239-225-2590.0

Fashion Show
And Auction
he Dr. Ella Piper Center
Luncheon, Fashion Show &
Auction will be held at Broadway
Palm Dinner Theatre on Tuesday, April
20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are
$35 per person and include lunch and a
ticket for the Chinese auction.
Your tax deductible donations will
benefit the Senior Companion Program,
Foster Grandparent Program and the
Senior Employment Program.
Make your reservation by calling 332-
5346 or visit www.drpipercenter.org and
pay on line.4

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Make-A-Wish Volunteers Honored

Kelly Capolino, founder of the Diamond Volunteer Program with Judith Yevick, west coast
operations manager of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida and a select group of the
non-profit organization's volunteers were honored as a part of the Diamond
Volunteer Program on March 18. Kelly E. Capolino, a local real estate profes-
sional and founder of the Diamond Volunteer Program, presented the Make-A-Wish
Foundation with the award. The reception was held in a Quail West model home
provided by Quail West Realty.
"Hearing the stories of children that have gone through terrible ordeals in their lives
and the strength and hope given to them by the Make-A-Wish Foundation brought
tears to my eyes," said Capolino. "It is an enormous gift that these volunteers are
giving to these children and their families at a time when they really need encourage-
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida has been granting the wishes of
children battling life-threatening medical conditions for over 25 years. From children

Child Advocate
To Be Honored
Lee Memorial Health System
Foundation will honor Richard B.
Akin, one of Southwest Florida's
leading child advocates, at its 5th annual
Prendergast Lectureship set for 7 p.m.
on Thursday, April 22, at Lexington
Country Club, Fort Myers.
Akin is president/CEO of Collier
Health Services, Inc. and is currently serv-
ing a second term as chairman of Lee
Memorial Health System's board of direc-
tors. Active with numerous healthcare
organizations and legislative issues, Akin
has devoted his career to advocating on
behalf of Southwest Florida's uninsured
and underserved children. His work
has encompassed medical care, safety
programs and abuse prevention. Akin is
currently providing a leadership role on
Lee Memorial Health System's expansion
of The Children's Hospital of Southwest
Florida and its $150 million capital cam-
Lee Memorial Health System
President Jim Nathan praised Akin's
work and stated, "Richard has dedicated
his life to caring for others and toward
excellence in health care. His leader-
ship has brought essential and unique
health services to children and adults of
Southwest Florida for decades. He is truly
a passionate health advocate for persons
of all ages. Richard Akin is truly deserv-

Robin Karr-Morse

ing of the honor of being named Child
Advocate of the Year; it is a privilege to
call Richard my colleague and friend."
Akin said, "This award is special and
means a great deal to me, but it is not
about me. It is about the children and
their family members each one deserv-
ing of the same dignity and respect given
to those who do not face access barriers
to quality healthcare."
Akin's award will be presented fol-
lowing a lecture by one of the country's
foremost and sought-after speakers on
child abuse, Robin Karr-Morse, an author
and therapist. She will speak on Ghosts

like seven-year-old Juliana who wished to be a scientist to 13-year-old Christion who
wished to go to Hawaii, the foundation has granted over 7,000 wishes through the
support of volunteers and the community.
"This evening was a wish come true for us to be able to give back to our wonder-
ful volunteers," said Judith Yevick, west coast operations manager for Make-A-Wish
Foundation of Southern Florida. "The reception was a lovely way to thank everyone
including Kelly Capolino for choosing the Make-A-Wish Foundation and our volunteers
for being so devoted to granting wishes."
The award read: "In recognition of the valuable contributions your volunteers make
in our community. Granting wishes to children battling life threatening conditions; giv-
ing strength to families and parents during the most frightening of times; and providing
the precious gift of hope."
As an extra gift to the Diamond Volunteer Award winners, Capolino has pledged
15 percent of her commission from any real estate transaction that comes directly
from a Make-A-Wish referral.
"The referral donation is just one way I can try to help these wonderful organiza-
tions who won the Diamond Volunteer Award this year," said Capolino. "All the volun-
teers can get involved and help raise funds for their favourite organization, it's all of us
working together that really benefits our local charities."
The public is invited to a Volunteer Information Session to be held on April 19
in Bonita Springs. There is a special need for bilingual volunteers to help with wish-
granting. To RSVP for this event, or to find out more about volunteering call 239-992-
9474 or visit the Web site at www.sfla.wish.org.4

Woman Needs
Help To Go To
Disability Summit
inda Carter of Lehigh Acres
has been selected to attend the
National Summit on Disability
Policy 2010. This is a comprehensive
dialogue to shape the national disability
agenda. This summit will take place July
25-27 in Washington, DC.
"I am very excited to be able to partici-

From the Nursery: Tracing the Roots of
Violence. Karr-Morse offers a shocking,
but empowering message: to understand
violent behavior, we must look earlier -
before adolescence, before grade school,
before pre-school to the cradle.
She will present startling evidence
that points out that violent behavior
is born and cultivated as early as the
earliest months of life. It is well-known
that the foundations for trust, empathy,
conscience and lifelong learning are laid
down in infancy. It is also when a pre-
disposition towards violent behavior is
"hardwired" into the brain, strongly influ-
enced by environment and neurobiologi-
cal makeup.
Karr-Morse continues her work to shift
the focus of community systems of social
and mental health practices from fix-
ing broken kids to building healthy ones
as executive director of the Parenting
The lecture series is supported in part
by the Prendergast Family Endowment
Fund. Eileen Prendergast made a $1 mil-
lion gift to establish the endowment fund
for The Children's Hospital of Southwest
Florida's Child Advocacy Program.
The program features parenting classes
taught in partnership with the Children's
Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida to
prevent child abuse.
The lecture is free of charge, but com-
munity members are asked to RSVP by
April 16 to the LMHS Foundation at

pate, but am in need of the community's
help," says Carter, who uses a wheel-
chair. "Each day I am at the conference,
it will cost me $300. The flight there and
back will cost about $550. I am looking
for sponsors to help send me to this con-
To donate, contact Carter at 826-
8696 or fax inquires to 368-7733. You
can also reach her by email at mslindac-
Donations can be mailed to 704
Homer Avenue North, Lehigh Acres,
Florida 33971.w

Program Helps
Workers Afford
Child Care
he Early Learning Coalition of
Southwest Florida (ELC) is partici-
pating in the Child Care Executive
Partnership Program (CCEP), helping
to fill the gap in child care funding for
working parents.
The CCEP mission is to "promote
public private partnerships to ensure that
the children of Florida are provided safe,
high quality, developmentally appropri-
ate and enriching childcare while parents
work to remain self-sufficient."
All Florida businesses can participate
in providing assistance to their eligible
employees and for every dollar allotted,
the state matches it equally. CCEP is
managed and administered by the Agency
for Workforce Innovation, office of Early
Learning and guided by a statewide board
appointed by the governor. It currently
operates a $15 million budget.
Families are eligible if they are at
200 percent of the poverty level, or for
example, a family of four making no
more than $38,700 annually. Parents
participate by paying a portion of the
costs based on a sliding fee scale, often
times only a 10th of the regular rate.
Programs such as CCEP lead to high-
er attendance and a decrease in tardiness
among employees. Research has also
shown that staffers work better as they
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Dr Dave is co-host of Wisequacks, a
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Child Care
are less concerned about the well being
of their children while they are working.
All CCEP participating childcare centers
are either inspected by the Department of
Children and Families (DCF) or by ELC
to ensure quality.
Interested parents and employers can
contact the local Early Learning Coalition
(of Southwest Florida) at 267-4105 and
ask for Nga Cotter regarding the Florida
Child Care Executive Partnership pro-
gram. The coalition will then register the
company and answer any questions about
sign up. New fiscal year partners are
sought, with the program renewing on
July 1. More information is available at

Student TV Arts
Interns Honored
merging Technology and Video
student interns have been recog-
nized by the Suncoast Chapter of
the National Academy of Television Arts
and Sciences. The students produced
two winning entries and three honor-
able mention projects for the High
School Student Television Awards for
The student winners are George
Schwigk and Matt Swearingen of Mariner
High School. The honorable mention
honored students are: Alysia Leonard
from North Fort Myers High; Vanessa
Mieses from Island Coast High; Jessica
Mawhinney from South Fort Myers High;
and Jennifer Guido from Cypress Lake
The awards program promotes best
practices to high school students. It is
intended to be an incentive for the pursuit
of excellence in television journalism and
to focus public attention on outstanding
achievements in television programming
produced by high school students.
Current Lee County students interest-
ed in joining the internship program may
contact Jason Sill at jasonss@leeschools.
net or 337-8344.0

Pet Adoption
throughout April Lee County
Domestic Animal Services is hold-
ing an Adoption Egg-stravaganza!
Anyone adopting can draw an egg from
the agency's adoption basket containing
a discount coupon worth $20 to $75
off the regular price of all pet adoptions.
Check out the variety of pets wait-
ing to be adopted by logging onto www.
LeeLostPets.com or visit the shelter at
5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers next to
the Lee County Sheriff's Office off Six
Mile Cypress Parkway. Adoption hours
are Monday through Saturday from
11:30 am to 3:30 pm.0

To advertise in The River
Weekly Call 415-7732

Students Helping
Humane Society
Recently, members of Riverdale
High School's Future Business
Leaders of America (FBLA) held
a retreat to brainstorm how the club
could do more than compete in district
and state events and raise money for
competitions and charities. They wanted
to advance their knowledge of business
outside the classroom while providing
community service.
So co-president Ashley Rodriguez, a
junior, suggested the group volunteer at
a local animal shelter to give back to the
community that has supported them over
the years.
"It is physical interaction, working
within the community," said Rodriguez.
"It sounds like it would be fitting for
Andrea Calkin, Gulf Coast Humane
Society volunteer coordinator, went one
step further to help the group. She is
conducting the orientation necessary
to become a volunteer on April 15 at
Riverdale. Word has spread as other stu-
dents at the school have heard about the
effort and are signing up too.
Club treasurer Alexis Moff, a junior,
feels this is a good opportunity for doors
to be opened in the future.
continued on page 33

Pet Adoption Special In April
T throughout April Lee
County Domestic
Animal Services is
holding an Adoption Egg-
stravaganza! Anyone
adopting can draw an egg
from the agency's Adoption
Basket containing a discount
coupon worth $20 to $75
off the regular price of all
pet adoptions. The reduced
fee will still include the com-
plete package of services.
For information about this
week's pets, call 533-7387
(LEE-PETS) or log on to
www.LeeLostPets.com. When
calling, refer to the animal's
ID number.
Pet Bio
Name: Becker
Breed: Hound mMix
Sex: Neutered male
Age: 2
Color: Black and tan
Comments: Hi, my name
is Becker and I'm a real .-
gem. Well, I think I must be -
because the volunteers say
I'm a "cutie" and I've also had
some training which is always
a plus when you get a new "-- -
dog. I will make a great family
pet so bring your kids and the______ _
whole crew to the shelter to Becker ID # 463630
meet me.

Pet Bio
Name: Bubba
Breed: Domestic short hair
Sex: male
Age: 2
Color: black
Comments: I've been
described as a "real lover" and
if you're looking for the short,
dark, and handsome type, I'm
your guy. If you don't have
any particular type of cat in
mind, I still will make an excel-
lent companion because I'm
well behaved and love people.
Lee County Domestic
Animal Services is at 5600
Banner Drive, Fort Myers.4

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Students Helping
"I know I can volunteer there this summer," she said.
So far this year, Riverdale FBLA has spearheaded
schoolwide efforts to raise money for the American
Red Cross for Haiti relief efforts, the Children's Miracle
Network and the March of Dimes. Students are currently
collecting DVDs for soldiers in Iraq and pet food for Lee
County Animal Services.
In addition, FBLA members sold fresh roasted cof-
fee with their own label, held an auction and sold beef
sticks this year. They also reached out to local businesses
for sponsorship for their upcoming state leadership
conference. Twenty-three students are attending the
conference and competition at a cost of $7,000. Several
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Ferrera. My hat is off to the entire cast.
The adult language was pretty harsh but Brown told
me it was all in the script and due to copyright laws, it
could not be changed.
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helped build it. When I first entered their black-box
theater in Humanities Hall and saw the set, I was
impressed, but couldn't quite make sense of it. Once the
play unfolded, it all became crystal clear.
I was seated next to Bob Beeson, Dean of Edison,
and he told me he was very proud of the students. In my
college days we did musicals like Finian's Rainbow. My,
but college productions have come a long way.
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We are currently seeking applicants
for several volunteer positions,
If you are interested, please contact
Marguerite Jordan at 472-3644 Ext. 3
or visit our website www.crowclinic.org

A time-sensitive training is involved in all of our patent-care. We do
ask our volunteers to make a service commitment of 3 consecutive
months per year wth a minimum of 3-5 hours per week

SR 9/5 N TFN

now hiring PT sales. 10-15 hrs per week.
Seasonal ok. Energetic and interested
in learning how to sell swimwear?
Call Peggy 239-395-5383 or apply online
SR 3/5 B TFN

Twenty hours at $13 per hour.
R.E. license preferred.
Mature person with computer skills.
Call John at 850-1919

Treasurer wanted for light bookkeeping in S Fort
Myers. Portrait and Figure Org. Flexible hours. New
members welcome. 239-481-2081
RS 3/26 V 4/2


Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service,
LLC Medical appointments, general transportation,
shopping, light meal preparations, and light
cleaning. Our services are customized to meet
our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or
for an emergency call 239-472-0556.
SR 10/3 BTFN

Computer repair, setup, file recovery & troubleshoot-
ing for home or office. 15 year Island resident.
Guaranteed work & low rates. Call Justin at
677-0226 or email at jlstrauss3@yahoo.com
SR 1/11 V TFN

Unique Faux/Old World Designs for home/
office. Free hand themed Murals Finshes-
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RS 2/26 V 4/2

Residential Commercial
Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning
Jennifer Watson
SR 11/13 N TFN


Bob Adams
(Carpentry, maintenance-tollets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors, etc)
768-0569 or Cell 464-6460
RS 11/14MTFN

While you are away by
retired architect, Sanibel resident.
Call 395-1649
SR 9/30 DTFN

On Island Free Estimates.
Over 15 Years Experience.
Offering Professional Upholstery Services,
Custom Art and Hand Painted Furniture.
Lacy@LacyMcClary.com or 918-740-4972
SR 10/23VTFN

Assist with transportation, meals,cleaning,
home/car maintenance. Excellent organiza-
tional skills. Island Resident.
Call Lisa 239-472-8875
Available day/night/weekends
RS 10/23 B TFN

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Lives on Sanibel

Reasonable Rates

SR 3/5 B TFN


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Experience. Pc Troubleshooting, Data
Backup & Restoration, Networks, Virus
Detection & Removal. Free Initial
Consultation. Call Fred 472-3873
RS 3/12V 4/2

Trouble shooting your computer
Both Hardware and Software
Services in many languages
English, Scandinavian, German and even
in Polish. Repairing PC & MAC/Apple.
When was the last time you
backed up your data?
Contact Thomas Figura 239-297-9746
RS 3/26 V 4/2

Property Management & Care.
Home Watch Pool Service
Handyman Repairs
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10 a.m. to noon, Phillips Gallery, BIG
ARTS, to discuss current events. Donation
$3. Refreshments during break. Tell your
friends. For more information call 395-0900.
SR 4/28 N TFN

35,182 miles
fully equipped, excellent condition,
new tires, garage kept.
$28,000 or best offer.
SR 3/26 V 4/2

Made by Chrysler, Fargo, ND
Island Street Legal
New batteries, heat/defrost, trunk,1,850 miles
SR 4/2 P 4/9
ZUMA SCOOTER 2004 LOCATED on Sanibel. Only
11,000 miles. New battery, tire and tune up. $1,100
OBO. 715-412-0203
RS 4/2V 4/9

32" TV
JVC I'Art 32" TV
Silver case, good looking, good working
order, w/remote and manual. $150
472-6837 (leave msg)
SR 11/20 NTFN

36" in 7' cabinet, extra speakers
VHS & DISC Players
SR 2/5 N TFN

2 brand new table lamps -
crystal with white shade $50
Gray office chair $15
Call 246-4716
RS 2/5 N TFN

Heart Rate Monitor, Time, Distance, Calories. $200.
SR 1/8 N TFN










Hourly, Daily, Weekly
and Monthly.
Captiva Island 472-5800
SR 1/30 B TFN

10x12x30 GROUND LEVEL Dry Dock
at Sanibel Harbor Yacht Club
(Next to Sanibel Bridges)
Unlimited In/Out Privileges 7 days/week
Complete Boat Wash/Engine flush after each use
Total use of club facilities (no dues)
(Restaurant, Marina Supplies & Boat Shop
& Certified Mechanics & Repair Shop); showers,
Fuel at Wholesale (gas & Diesel) Slip #157
Call Chad 239-222-4848
Call Phil 239-395-0407
SR 11/13VTFN


1237 Seagrape Lane, Sanibel
Fri, April 2 from 9-3 & Sat, April 3 from 7-10
Antiques: furniture, ephemera, glass,
china, kitchen, tools, books, toys, linens;
craft, shells, artwork, sculptures & much more.
RS 3/26 V 4/2


Unique Silver, Jewelry, Art, Furniture,
Wicker, More. Islanders get
25% OFF
one cash item!
2431 Periwinkle Way, www.SanibelAuction.com

that the undersigned, desiring to engage
in business under The fictitious name of
located in Lee County, Florida, with an
address of 5746 Pine Tree Drive, Sanibel,
FL 33957 has registered said name
with The Division of Corporations of the
Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida.
Dated the 29th Day of March 2010.
Yvonne D. Hill
SR 4/2 V 4/2


Yachtsman Drive area.
Brown female tortie, and black female.
Both very friendly and vocal.
Call 472-4410 or 277-0058.
SR 3/26 V 4/2










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RS 11/27 N TFN


Pfeifer Realty Group
Sanibel Island, FL
SR 2/12 BTFN

Brian Johnson
VIP Executive Club
Multi-Million Dollar Producer

2480 Library Way
Zoned for both commercial and
residential use. Rare opportunity on
Sanibel Island. Asking $1,150,000

3BR/3BA remodeled duplex in Dunes
with sweeping golf course views and
granite, marble, tile, pavers, 3rd floor
office, 1763 sq.ft. $524,000

Mobile: 910-3099
Office: 472-5187
N -www.BrianSanibel.com
SR 8/6 N TFN

Single wide unit number 30
in Adult Periwinkle Park on Sanibel
Island. One bedroom one bath with
central air. Located on quiet street with
great view overlooking the pond. Has a
large finished lanai including washer and
dryer. All in great c on. Willing to
pay monthly fees for first six months.
Asking price $79,900.
For more information
call 239-246-5769.
SR 1/29 M TFN

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of the Islands!

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Bay Vmtaes. $2,495,000

212. Left. Updated Kitchen
invetor Opportunrlty

W33 + On Upogrded
Dockt Avail $649,000

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Bamboo Floor $689,000

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RS 3/26 B 4/2

Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo, close to Sanibel and
Fort Myers Beach, $95,000.
Call 851-3506
SR 10/9 N TFN


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SR 1/29 BTFN

2-Bed, 2-Bath, newly renovated Gulf-front
condo w/garage and add'l cabana.
Low maintenance.
Only $929,000.
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SR 3/26 V 4/2


Live inexpensively on Sanibel.
Charming, unique unit in Periwinkle Park.
SR 3/12 NTFN

Central location -1630 Periwinkle Way Furnished
office including a Reception area and kitchen facil-
ity Recently designer decorated. Suite B-1072.6
sq.ft. @$15 per sq.ft. Plus CAM.
Call 239-985-0033 or 940-7823.
SR 11/21 BTFN

Architecturally designed real estate office
on Periwinkle with 7-12 private offices
depending on configuration. Freshly
painted, new floor covering, reasonably
priced. Call 239-940-7823 for showing
SR 12/14 BTFN

lona Schoolhouse Professional Center
Great Location at McGregor Blvd & Kelly Road.
685 sq feet & 1350 sq feet units available. Will
negotiate year lease! Call Lisa at 239-472-2792

800 Sq. ft. Doc Ford's Center. New large white
tiles on floor. New bathroom. Raised ceiling
and new windows. Motivated owner some
FREE RENT Call Nancy i'::. "
SR 8/7 B TFN

Retail space available on Periwinkle Way.
Frontage 2,100 sq. ft.
Call 239-283-8581
RS 8/14 BTFN

Convenient location on Periwinkle Way, Island
Tower Plaza, Sanibel. 1st Floor availability with
700 sq. ft. of space. Leasehold improvements
negotiable. Call Joe at 516-972-2883 or toll free
at 800-592-0009. Fax is 212-371-2290
SR 10/12 BTFN

For Rent
East End of Sanibel
Call 239-472-0121 or 239-410-2553
SR 12/11 PTFN

For sublease on Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
Excellent exposure and convenient location,
flexible square footage available to suit your
needs. Call 239-472-2183 for more information.
SR 12/3 BTFN

perfect for retail, office, other. Hardwood floors -
beautiful! Ample parking, no cam fees!
RS 7/31 A TFN

2 BR 2 BA 1st floor corner unit on canal. Free boat
dock. Fishing, lanai, pool, steps to beach. Interior
& furnishings new Jan 2006. Weekly/monthly/sea-
sonal. Call owner 419-566-8670.

Sanibel 2BR/2BA- Furnished, Central A/C,
Wet Bar, Vaulted Ceilings, Direct TV, Internet,
Pool, Screened Lanai, Garage. Call 954-605-
3325 or 800-618-3325 for details.
SR 7/17 M TFN

Cute 2BR/2BA on Coconut Dr., direct
gulf access. Enclosed garage, laundry room,
furnished. Email for pics & terms.
$1,750 p/m for 12 mo lease,
varies for shorter periods. Avail now!
or call 800-526-7339 & leave message.
RS 3/12 M 4/2

Watershadows, direct access, no bridges,
new dock, 3-bd/2-bath, walk to Bay.
Immaculate. Available annually for
$2,195/month. Call for seasonal rate.
blsullvn@roadrunner.com or 603-986-0005.
RS 2/5V 4/16


Steps from the beach. 1 bdrm/1 1/2 bath,
AC/heat, full kitchen, laundry.
$3,500/mo + tax Jan-Mar,
neg.off-season. Call for availability.
SR 1/9 B TFN

First floor condo, completely redone -
kitchen/bath/appliances/furniture -
November 2005. TVs/DVDs, internet, pool/
clubhouse. Just a few steps to beach.
Call owners: 401-253-2511
SR 1/26 M TFN

Rent absolutely gorgeous 3BR/3BA remod-
eled duplex in Dunes with sweeping golf
course views and granite, marble, tile, pav-
ers, 3rd floor office, 1763 sq.ft. $4,000 for
March, $3,000 for April. Call Jean Johnson
at 703-548-0545. Time frame negotiable.

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RS 2/19 A 4/30

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S 10/9BTFN

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SR 2/12 BTFN

Popular west end where Sanibel/Captiva
meet. 1 BR-3+BR, single story, furnished,
full kitchens, 3 docks, direct access, heated
pools, pet friendly, beach across street.
Best spot on island. 239-848-0906
RS 3/12 M TFN

The beach, clubhouse & GOLF.
White Cliffs Plymouth, MA
month of July & Sept.
Please call for info.
RS 3/26 M 4/16

Lovely 3BD/2BA ground level pool home
on Dunes golf course now available
April, May or June. Pet friendly.
Discounted rate. Call now, 1-877-307-7467
or email custompin@aol.com.
SR 2/12V 4/2

For a complete list visit our Website
Call Dustyn, RE/MAX of the Islands
RS 10/9 BTFN

Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo off Kelly Road. Close to Sanibel
and Fort Myers Beach. Annual lease
$875/mo. Six month lease also avail.
Pets under 25 lbs. OK. Call 851-3506.
SR 1/29 N TFN

Three bedroom, two bath piling home
with a convenient east end location.
Very low utility costs, two car enclosed
garage, bright and airy with vaulted
ceilings, unfurnished and immediate
occupancy. Asking $1,750
plus utilities for an annual lease.
Lease purchase terms are negotiable.
Call Charles Sobczak, Realtor
with VIP Realty, at 239-850-0710.
SR 2/12 BTFN

Heated pool, Gulf access
Grd. level 2BR/2BA
SR 3/12 ATFN

Two-bedroom cottage on Sanibel.
Furnished. Ground-level. On quiet street
near Gulf beach. Available April-December.
Livingroom, dinette, full kitchen, 2 bed-
rooms, bath, screened/glassed-in lanai.
Carport. w/d. $850 per month, all utilities
furnished except elec. HS int. available.
Call owner 239-395-0036 or 859-749-7574.
Also available one-bedroom furnished
apt. All utilities furnished. $750 per month.
Call owner as above.
SR 3/19 M 4/2

South Ft. Myers, close to beaches.
Well maintained, freshly painted, huge
living room, washer & dryer, quiet
neighborhood. $650/month
Call Pam 887-0834
RS 4/2 M 4/2

CUSTOM HOME, PRIVATE, river view, guest loftwith
sun porch, pool, tennis, beach. No smoking or pets.
Available monthly beginning April. 405-210-2341 or

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Walk to beach near Causeway.
2-1 completely remodeled.
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Call Bob

38 THE RIVER APRIL 2, 2010

LCEC Reeling It In For United Way
On April 17, LCEC will host the 14th annual LCEC United Way Saltwater Fishing Tournament.
The tournament is being held at one of Southwest Florida's best fishing locations; Pine Island
Sound, Charlotte Harbor.
In addition to a large following, this tournament is known for the raffles, prizes and food. In 2009, the
LCEC tournament boasted almost 80 boats and 200 participants and raised nearly $20,000!
The cost per person is $50 before April 12 and $75 thereafter. A mandatory captains meeting will be
held at 6 p.m. on April 16 at D & D Matlacha Bait and Tackle. All participants will receive a commemo-
rative shirt and hat. Meals for guests and non-fishermen can be purchased for $5 during weigh-in.
All money raised will benefit the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades.
For details on prizes, donations or entry into the tournament, contact Ed Pilkington 656-2381, Dana
Nicloy 656-2122, or email fish@lcec.net.0

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Lee County Sheriff's Office ...........................477-1200
Florida M arine Patrol.................. ................332-6966
Florida Highway Patrol...............................278-7100
Poison Control................. ................ 1-800-282-3171
HealthPark Medical Center................1-800-936-5321
Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce...............332-3624
Foundation for Quality Childcare.................425-2685
Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce...........454-7500
Fort Myers Beach Library.............................463-9691
Lakes Regional Library.....................................533-4000
Lee County Chamber of Commerce............931-0931
Post O ffice..........................................1-800-275-8777
Visitor & Convention Bureau........................338-3500
Alliance for the Arts................... .................939-2787
Arts For ACT Gallery & Studio.....................337-5050
Art League Of Fort Myers............................275-3970
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall..........481-4849
B IG A RTS .................................. ................ 395-0900
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre.................... 278-4422
Cultural Park Theatre....................................772-5862
Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade...........332-4488
Florida W est Arts..........................................948-4427
Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers..........472-0168
Gulf Coast Sym phony..................................489-1800
Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres..............481-8059
Naples Philharmonic............................239-597-1111
The Schoolhouse Theater.............................472-6862
S.W. Florida Symphony..............................418-0996
Theatre Conspiracy....................................936-3239
Young Artists Awards.................................574-9321
Angel Flight..................................1-877-4AN-ANG EL
Animal Refuge Center..................................731-3535
American Business Women Association............463-1221
Audubon of SW FL......................................339-8046
Audubon Society....................... .................472-3156
Caloosahatchee Folk Society.......................677-9509
duPont Company Retirees ..........................454-1083
Edison Porcelain Artists...............................415-2484
The Horticulture and Tea Society............. 472-8334
Horticultural Society...................................... 472-6940
Lee County Genealogical Society................549-9625
NAR F E(Natna Ad ve& Retired Federal Employees).......... ................. 482-6713
Navy Seabees Veterans of America............731-1901
Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL........................667-1354
Southwest Florida Fencing Academy............939-1338
Southwest Florida Music Association...........561-2118
Kiwanis Clubs:
Fort Myers Beach.....................765-4254 or 454-8090
Fort Myers Edison.............. ...................694-1056
Fort Myers South....................... ................ 691-1405
Gateway to the Islands..............................415-3100
lona-M cG regor.......................... .................482-0869
Lions Clubs:
Fort Myers Beach...................... .................463-9738
Fort Myers High Noon................................466-4228
Estero/South Fort Myers..............................898-1921
Notre Dame Club of Lee County................ 768-0417
POLO Club of Lee County............................477-4906
Rotary Club of Fort Myers............................332-8158
Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society....................472-6940
United W ay of Lee County...............................433-2000
United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour).......211 or 433-3900
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum....................395-2233
Burrough's Hom e ..........................................337-9505
Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium............275-3435
Edison & Ford Winter Estates......................334-3614
Fort Myers Skate Park..................................321-7558
Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium........321-7420
JN "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.........472-1100
Koreshan State Historic Site................239-992-0311
Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center..........765-8101
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