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vOL.9,No.18 Frorn the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyerS MAY7,2010

World Touring Star Wars
Production To Feature Mastersingers


Jason Parrish and Gary Marachek as Adam and Eve in The Big Bang
Florida Rep Closes Season
Mastersingers With Zany Musical Comedy
(4 ay the Force be with you ...that popular phrase from the late '70s will lorida Repertoy Theatre's final offering of its 12th season is a zany musical comedy
be heard around town frequently in the next week as the Star Wars of epic proportions, The Big Bang.
in Concert world touring production arrives at Germain Arena for its Opening May 7, the show is an hysterical romp that follows two wannabe pro-
first stop on a 15-city tour of the United States. The local choral group Fort Myers ducers as they retell the history of mankind as the most lavish and expensive Broadway
Mastersingers was selected to sing in the production on May 13 at 7:30 p.m. musical ever written.
"We're excited about it, said Jeff Faux, artistic director of the Mastersingers. "Our Written by Boyd Graham and Jed Feuer, The Big Bang is a deliriously funny musical
singers are having a lot of fun with the music in rehearsals and we're looking forward that the New York Daily News called "Inspired Nonsense! It unfolds in the elegant Park
to participating in the show. We're apparently the only local people in the show. Avenue apartment of Dr. Sid and Sylvia Lipbalm, a proctologist and his wife, as Jed
Star Wars in Concert is a unique event that combines John Williams' unforgettable and Boyd pitch a musical they have written, The Big Bang, to a houseful of prospective
music performed by orchestra and chorus with specially edited footage from all investors. With a budget of $83.5 million and a cast 318, it is the most expensive and
continued on page 19 continued on page 19

Kanzius Foundation Garners
$250,000 In National Contest
epsiCo will award a grant of
$250,000 to the John Kanzius
Foundation as a result of the Pepsi
t 1 00P du ty- Ocy rtt s
each month. Votes were cast nationwide
until the contest ended on April 30. Over
the final two weeks of the contest the
Kanzius Foundation surged from 20th
place to first place in the final three days
of the contest
The Island Sun and sister publication
The River Weekly had strongly urged
readers to vote for the project during the
past four weeks in an effort to propel the
Kanzius Foundation's position toward the
top spot. Both publications have been
tracking and reporting on the develop-
a s arsKanzius technology for the
I was so excited said Kanzius
widow, Marianne Klinzius, when advised
continued on page 3 Marianne Kanzius

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Some highlights of Friday s Art Walk:
Art League of Fort Myers: Opening
of Anything Goes exhibit. Noelle Aparte,
a vocalist winner at the Young Artists
Awards competition in March, will be
performing from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Art of the Olympians: Founder's
exhibit featuring the works of Al Oerter
and Liston Bochette in the main galle
and a special showing in the downstairs
Arts for ACT Galley: Opening
reception for exhibit featuring artists Beth
Everhart, Andrea Cambio and Africa
Valde loring The World: 50@50 exhibit
and street party featuring 50 works for
$50 each by 50-year-old artist Stephen
Gray-Blancett. continued on page 19

Take Me

Fort Myers Art
Walk And Art Fair
This Friday Night
The monthly two-day art event con-
tinues in downtown Fort Myers on
Friday, May 7, from 6 p.m. to 10
t em la rd Fain itd t de
LeoTnhe nl will41 e more than
aA t oa siv m id f erd tonal
a er party.
ArtH kt a tesF d ea o In _
we a est own r essRindr
District. The evening will culminate with
an after party at 10 p.m. at Spirits of
Bacchu Hendry St t
The sSatnurday Art F rewill feature
more than 20 local art vendors and
artisans selling their art. Galleries will be
op ndnsdome galleries Ic e ost g
dren. Admission is free.

A detail of the century-old steeple
photos by Gerri Reaves


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now:

The Steeple Of The St. Francis

Xavier Catholic Church
by Gerri Reaves
The next time you approach the Caloosahatchee Bridge on
Cleveland Avenue, glance carefully to the right and you
see a monument to early Fort Myers history, the steeple
that graced Fort Myers' oldest Catholic parish, St. Francis Xavier
Catholic Church.
For more than half a century, that steeple, which rose 50 feet
into the air, crowned the brick church that had been built on the
spot in 1910.
Although that site was the parish s first permanent home, the
church s history began decades before.

Another milestone was reached
Ra'n9 s0X rn anshiof
"^A new and larger church was
constructed in the early 1960s. In
the 1970s, when an expansion
of the facilities was planned, the
old church was deemed unsuitable
for the needs of a growing church
which also had a large school. The
historic structure was demolished.
A plaque on the steeple base
acknowledges the families of
Charles W. Flint and Thomas
F. Doyle, Jr. for their roles in
removing the steeple from the old
church, storing it for more than
40 years, and returning it to its
home ground in 2005.
The next time you drive down
Cleveland Avenue, glance at the
historic steeple silhouetted against
the sky and remember the dedi-
cated people who built not only
homes and businesses, but houses
of worship, in a pioneer town by
the Caloosahatchee.
Then head to the Southwest
Rorida Museum of Histoy at
2031 Jackson Street to learn
more about the history of one of
Fort Myers oldest churches.
Ask about the museum s
Evenings with an Egyptologist lec-
ture series, a perfect complement
to the ongoing Tutankhamum
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
When researching local history
or doing genealogical research, be
sure to check out the Southwest
Rorida Historical Society at
10091 McGregor Boulevard.
Do you have copies of The
Caloosahatchian, the yearbook
of Fort Myers High School? The
society would appreciate your
help in completing their collec-
tion. Contact them at 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 Fort Myers

As early as 1878, mass-
es were led in Fort Myers
by a Jesuit priest travel-
ing from Tampa. Father
Charles Roeper later was
assigned as the parish's first
In 1885, approximately
30 people organized a mis-
sionay church. The first
baptism was administered
in 1888
Semices were reportedly
held in a livery stable and
then in private homes in
those pioneer days.
The Catholic semices
attracted worshippers from
throughout the region -
Immokolee, Fort Myers
Beach, Naples, Punta
Gorda, Bartow, Pine Island,
and even Palm Beach and
Coconut Grove on the
state s east coast.
For out-of-towners tray-
eling by boat, horseback,
carriage, the trip entailed
inconvenience and a sacri-
fice of time
The first permanent
home was a small frame
church. Father Roeper
said the church s first
mass there was on Easter
Sunday 1890
In 1910, the brick
church with the steeple
was built on the same site.
Priests from Tampa con-
tinued to serve the church
until 1920.

This steeple once graced the St. Francis Xavier catholic
Church built on the site in 1910. Returned to the site in 2005
after decades in storage, it stands on Cleveland Avenue,
Just north of Victoria Avenue, a tribute to one of Fort Myers'
oldest churches

This cornerstone on the steeple's base reads
"Church of St. Francis Xavier, 1910"

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Ed Frank
Max Friedersdorf
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Federation of Republican Women and
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club may be obtained by contacting the
past president, Marilyn Stout, at

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candidates for the Lee County
School Board have been invited
to present their qualifications
and platforms at the monthly luncheon
meeting of the Fort Myers Republican
Women's Club on Tuesday, May 18 at
The Helm Club, The Landings, South
Fort Myers. Republican candidates who

have been invited are Mary Fisher,
Arnold Gibbs, and John Trabue, District
1; Don Armstrong and Steve Teuber,
District 4; and Thomas Scott and Elinor
Scricca, District 5. A question-and-
answer session will follow their prepared
The public is invited to attend. A social
hour begins at 11:15 a.m. with the lun-
cheon and candidate forum following at
noon. The cost for the luncheon is $16;
reservations are required by Thursday,
May 13 and may be made by contacting
Tina Laurie at 489-4701.
The Fort Myers Republican Women's

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Tickets are now on sale for the
Uncommon Evening on Thursday,
June 3 at Harborside Events
Center. This annual event, hosted by
the Uncommon Friends Foundation, will
include the announcement of the fifth
annual Business Ethics Award recipi-
ent. The evening will begin at 6 p.m.
and individual tickets are $60. Tables of
eight are $500. Sponsorships are also
Other presentations will include the
Character Education Teacher Awards, 25
scholarship announcements, and an hon-
orary life membership award.
For tickets call 337-9505 or visit the
Web site at www.uncommonfriends.org.0
From page 1
Kanzius Foundation
of the results of the contest. "I think it
shows that people are connecting. There
were so many people behind this to
make this win possible, not just locally but
all over the world. So many people have
been touched by cancer. It shows we can
make this happen."
The money will pay for two new
Kanzius researchers: a molecular biolo-
gist and a physicist. Both will work for
Curley, at the MD Anderson Cancer
Center in Houston. Curley already has 14
people working on the radio-wave tech-
nology designed by Erie, Pennsylvania
native and Sanibel Island resident John
Kanzius, who died in 2009. In an inter-
view with the Island Sun last month,
Curley said if they won the money his
plan was to add researchers. "The more
people we have on the project the quick-
er we get to human trials," Curley said.
According to the Kanzius Foundation,
therestof thePepsimoney-about
$70,000 will be used to brand the
Kanzius effort on a global stage. The
foundation said it plans to add text-mes-
saging and a system for mobile-giving.
Kanzius, a radio engineer, developed
a technology that uses nanoparticles and
an external radio-wave generator to tar-
get cancer cells which heat up to a tem-
perature that kill the cells. Unlike current
treatments that cause nausea, weakness,
hair loss and damage to healthy cells, the
Kanzius treatment, according to research-
ers, would have no collateral damage to
healthy cells and no side effects.
The Kanzius fund operates with an
annual budget of about $1 million.
The foundation must complete a
17-page application before any money
comes to it. The first Pepsi check should
come by May 22; the rest would be sent
six months later.
peo I o ,d kets o amb 1 .
It is not clear how far ahead the Kanzius
foundation was when the contest ended

Summer Art Camp
The Fort Myers Beach Art Association (FMBAA) is offering a summer art camp for
kids, ages six through 12, in a real working galley environment. Camp tuns June
21 to 25, 9 a.m. to noon, at the art association galley on Donora Street. Three
artists/teachers with many years of experience will be working with children. The cost is
$40 for the five half-days. To register, send name, age, address, and telephone number
along with a check for $40 to: Fort Myers Beach Art Association, P.O. Box 2359, Fort
Myers Beach, FL 33932.
For more information see the Web site www.fortmyersbeachart.com or call 463-

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JROTC To Restore
Flagpole Area At
Cape School
Cape Coral High School, spear-
headed by the Army JROTC
program, has started a project to
restore the 30-year old front flagpole
area to a condition worthy of the United
States and Florida flags.
While thousands of local citizens view
the flags flying proudly in front of the
school each day as they drive along Santa
Barbara Boulevard, they might not be
aware that the immediate area surround-
ing the flagpole is in dire need of an
overhaul. The school's 109-cadet strong
Seahawk Battalion, with assistance from
a local landscaper, fellow students and
the school district, is ready to rectify this
The flagpole area will be dedicated
in a ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, May
28 in honor of one of Cape Coral High
School's former students and cadet bat-
talion commander, United States Army
Captain Danny Eggers. CPT Eggers gave
his life in defense of his county while
serving on active duty in Afghanistan as
a Special Forces officer and his bravery
and sacrifice serve as a daily inspiration to
the entire high school family. This project
will ensure that his contribution to our
nation's freedom and security will never
be forgotten.
Any individual or group wishing to
support this endeavor financially may
contact the school at 574-6766, ext. 416
for additional details.G

Summer Camps
ee County Parks & Recreation
has summer camp opportunities
for ages 6-16 at the North Fort
Myers Community Park. The first week
of camp begins June 28 and continues
for seven weeks, ending on August
13. Parents may sign up their children
for one week or all seven weeks. Pre-
registration and payment is required.
Camp price per week is $67 per
child. Camp hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6
p.m. Lunch and a snack provided by the
Lee County School Board are included
in the price. Register online and save 10
percent per week. To register visit www.
leeparks.org or call 533-7440.0

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governor Charlie Crist has con-
firmed that the State of Florida
will receive a $25-million block
grant for the initial state and local
preparation and response costs for the
Deepwater Horizon Response oil spill.
"We will use the block grant from
BP to take proactive measures to help
prevent the devastating impacts of the
Deepwater Horizon oil spill," Gov. Crist
said. "We will continue to be vigilant and
take every possible action to protect our
beaches and the health and well-being of
our residents and visitors.
The guiding principles of the use of
these funds will be:
Consistent with spirit of Oil Pollution
Act of 1990 to protect the coastal zone
(to include shoreline, near shore, state
waters and subsea zones).
Coordinated and facilitated for an
effective response to protect the sensitive
marine environments of Florida threat-
ened by the s ill
In coordination with the efforts of
the responsible party, BP, and the Unified
Command, the funding will provide local
governments the ability to protect areas
not included in the Area Contingency
Plan that they believe to have local signifi-
cancpo deliver preparation, mitigation,
response and recovery efforts to effect
the outcomes of this event on the marine
enj i guidance to state and local
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award, Fort Myers had to satisfy, nation-
ally recognized guidelines for an effective
budget presentation.
For budgets including fiscal period
2009, 1,214 entities received the award.
Recipients have pioneered efforts to
improve the quality of budgeting and pro-
vide an excellent example for other gov-
ernments throughout North America,
The Government Finance Officers
Association is a nonprofit professional
association serving over I 7,600 govern-
ment finance professionals throughout
North America.#

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Disc uss' La ke O
colonel Alfred A. Pantano, Jr
commander of the Jacksonville
District of the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers, will be in Fort Myers
Tuesday, May 11 to make a presen-
tation to the Board of Lee County
Commissioners. The meeting will be in
the commission chambers at 2120 Main
Street, Fort Myers at 9:30 a.m. Pantano
will also hold a public meeting that eve-
ninSa it5l mptiva Conservation
Foundation urges islanders to meet the
colonel, learn more about the releases
from Lake Okeechobee and ask ques-
High rainfall levels combined with
leeasesh pr ahkeaOeke h ee
Caloosahatchee River all the way out to
Shell Point and eliminating the critical
estuary mixing zone in the river. This will
negatively impact seagrasses, oysters,
scallops, fish and crabs, according to
SC leoa m the lake to the
Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers are
mana ed by the cor s and by the South
Florida Water Management District.
The corps and district are partners in
Everglades restoration. The Corps is also
currently repairing the Herbert Hoover
Dike which surrounds the lake.#

Now that all the dust is out of sight, you
can go about your activities, not too ter-
ribly bothered by the whole little unpleas-
ant incident. Never mind that the harmful
effects of the dust under that rug are just
as powerful as ever, emanating deathly
radioactivity. What we can't see won't
hurt us right?
If we can make the sight of the oil go
away, beneath the calming surface of the
sea, everything will be all right. There
will be less oily birds to look at and clean
up after. We can get back to normal. If
indeed, we are the stewards of this plan-
et, and our main concerns are the shore-
line, who are the stewards of the ocean?
Or does stewardship really just mean we
will protect only what we immediately see
and walk along?
Another thing I know. It is clear to me
this cataclysmic environmental assault by
an international corporation on our public
ocean resources should not be chalked up
as just another case of profit over public
interest: An unavoidable and unforesee-
able accident necessary to advance our
society. We should not let it be so.
What is most clear is that this should
be a loud, ringing and final clarion call. It
is past time we sat by and let our leaders
allow us to continue down the fossil fuel
lane to environmental hell. It is time for
us to break the fossil fuel addiction.
Maybe you may choose to not believe
the atmosphere is changing because we
burn fossil fuels. Maybe you choose to
pretend that atmospheric change is not
rapidly warming the planet. Maybe you
don t know that increased carbon dioxide
will change the acidity of our oceans. All
of your choices are valid and fine by me.
But, can you choose to pretend what we
have done to the Gulf of Mexico has no
real significance? If so, I wonder if you
will be able to do that in two months?
If John F. Kennedy could launch a
10-year campaign to put a man on the
moon with little more technology than a
slide rule, we can do the equivalent.
It is time for the leader of our county
to tell us we must use alternative energy.
It is time for the leaders of our sanctu-
ay island to tell us that we must use
alternative energy. It is time for us to be
unhappy and uneasy and use our regrets
to launch our community and nation for-
ward to a sustainable future.
I don't know how to clean up the
mess. I will work as hard as I can to
But, I mostly want to make sure we
avoid it in the future.
Leaders, it's a great time to lead; we
are ready to follow.#

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Budg et Award
he City of Fort Myers has received
the Government Finance Officers
Association of the United States
and Canada (GFOA) Distinguished
Budget Presentation Award.
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Ocean Oil?
submitted by J. Bruce Neill, Ph.D.
What can we do to minimize the
devastating effects of what may
well be the world's largest oil
contamination in history? I wish I knew
the answer. I don t.
But here are a couple of things I do
know. Let s stop calling it a "spill." Over
200,000 gallons of oil are pouring into
the Gulf of Mexico each day. The size
of the surface oil slick has tripled in the
past few days; it is larger than the state of
Rhode Island. Broken pipes are spewing
8,300 gallons of oil in to the gulf each
hour 138 gallons per minute. This is
hardly a spill.
Our mediation seems to be limited to
two strategies. One is to use booms and
adsorbent pads to isolate and soak up the
oil on the surface so that it can be safely
disposed of. The second is to u disper-
sants to make the oil go away; this one
sounds great.
The problem with dispersants is that
oil and water don't mix. Dispersants
break up the molecules of oil so they no
longer float on the water. Instead, the
smaller oil globules are free to be distrib-
uted throughout the water column, poi-
soning creatures that live in the water and
eventually settling on the bottom of the
sea where they then destroy the ocean
life on the bottom. They spread the toxic-
ity to all parts of the ocean.
We have quit using dispersants in
marinas for true oil spills not pipes
spewing 8000 gallons per minute, but
true spills, where a little gasoline or oil
spills out of a tank when it is being filled.
Why have we quit using them in marinas?
Because we find that by allowing the
petroleum products to eventually settle
to the bottom we create a much worse,
toxic dead zone on the bottom. The
"clean-up" causes more harm than good.
It seems logical to me that we can't
use dispersants on oil spills in marinas
because we know their use greatly magni-
fies the environmental damage caused by
small accidental spills. We convert small
problems to big ones.
What is not clear is why we are put-
ting hundreds of thousands of gallons of
dispersants into the Gulf of Mexico when
a series of pipes is gushing 8,000 gallons
of oil an hour 5,000 feet below the sur-
face. The only logical reason I can find is
that we are more comfortable killing the
millions of plants and animals that sup-
port our life on these gulf shores as long
as we can't see it.
We are more comfortable taking it
out on the little guys: the bottom of the
food chain the microscopic organisms
that support all the other living things in
the Gulf of Mexico and our planet. We
can't see them, so we can poison them at
will. So long as less oil washes up on our
This strategy is similar to spilling a
strong radioactive dust in your home.
Ethe than remo nh ahe rahac u
need to do is to sweep it under the rug.

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how much she means to you.
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Show on Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8. Choose from dazzling beads of sterling
silver, Swarovski crystals, colored stones, Italian Murano glass and our exclusive Disney
Look for the bright yellow building at the Northeast corner of College Parkway and
McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. The Fussy Female is open Monday through Friday
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 590-0922.
Why not take mom "antiquing" at the Fancy Flamingo Antiques in historic
downtown Fort Myers? Browse through a seemingly endless selection of antiques, vin-
tage clothes, decorative art and one-of-a-kind collectibles from the past and present.
Fancy Flamingo Antiques is located at 2259 Widman Way and is open Tuesday
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Amaretto and Vanilla Bean Mousse; Second Course is a Chocolate Chip Pancake or
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The Sandy Butler Restaurant is also serving a gourmet Mother's Day dinner from 5
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The Sandy Butler Gourmet Market and Restaurant is located at 17650 San Carlos
Boulevard, Fort Myers. For reservations and directions, call 482-6765.
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon watching the boats go by on the terrace of Nervous
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door dining with live music upstairs at Ugly's Waterside Bar. The extensive menu offers
something for everyone.
Nervous Nellie's Crazy Waterfront Eatey is open for Sunday bunch, lunch, dinner
and snacks in between. Marina dockage is free with dock attendant's assistance for its
patrons. If you dine at Nellie's, park your
car for free and let one of Nellie's pedicabs
bring you to the beach and back. Call 463-
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Hero Pins Awarded For H1N1 Efforts
National Office
of Civilian
Medical Resewe ,
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Florida Medical .
Reserve Corps
(sWFLMRC) as
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preparing and
participating in
the HINI immu-
nization clinics. - p /
Chapters of
Sanibel, Bonita /
and Grace
Church ran <
independent .
clinics and vol-
unteers provided
over 1,500
immunizations Deb Gary awarding Shirley Christlieb with her HIN1 Hero pin
to these respec-

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Shirley Christlieb, Deb Gary, Dr. Richard Christlieb (receiving pin), Dr. Pat Santucci, Dr.
Ray Santucci, and Clark Hamilton
tive communities. Other SWFLMRC volunteers assisted the Public Health Department
in providing immunizations throughout Lee County.
The local SWFLMRC continues to grow and do good work. This summer and fall
its plan is to on focus on recruitment and partnering with the faith based community
and other community organizations. Volunteer help is always needed.
With hurricane season approaching, everyone needs to be prepared. Training in
psychological first aid and special need shelters will be provided during the months of
May and June. If you are interested in joining as a volunteer in the MRC unit contact
Deb Gary, PhD, MRC coordinator, at 542-4887.0

School Wins Chef Demo Contest
From Department Of Agriculture
Recently Heights Elementary School participated in the Florida Department of
Agriculture's Xtreme Cuisine Cooking School. The Xtreme Cuisine Cooking
School introduces students ages 10 to 15 to cooking and nutrition. The students
received cookbooks and activity books that were developed for their specific age group.
The students attended a workshop in the Healthy Living Lab, directed by the
Heights Elementay Food Semice Manager May Ann Bucceroni. As an additional
part of the program, students can learn advanced cooking techniques by entering in a
Chef Demo Contest. This contest allows a chef, provided by the Florida Department
of Agriculture, to visit a winning school and provide a complimentary session with a
select group of students. Lee County Public Schools is proud to announce that Heights
Elementary was selected as a winner of the Chef Demo contest.
Bucceroni, the cafeteria manager, submitted the enty for the Chef Demo Contest
and won a chef for a day from the Be Great category, because she presented the
Extreme Cuisine Cooking School to the most number of students. Due to the number of
students, Bucceroni requested the chef stay for two days, and her request was granted.
The guest chef is scheduled to visit Heights Elementay School Tuesday, May 11 and
Wednesday, May 12.0



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od donations are needed to make
the National Association of Letter
Carriers 18th annual Stamp Out
Hunger food drive on Saturday, May 8
a success. Remind your neighbors and

friends that volunteers are also needed
for that day.
Everyone's participation is important
in order to help feed those in need in Lee
and Collier counties. Letter carriers in
both counties will be collecting donated
nonperishable food items during their reg-
ular delivery on Saturday. Food collected
will be delivered to the Harry Chapin
Food Bank in Lee County and Collier
Harvest in Collier County.

Now is the time for postal customers
to check their food pantries and/or pur-
chase new items to donate for the drive.
The Harry Chapin Food Bank is hoping
to collect a minimum of 500,000 pounds
of food to stock their warehouse for
the coming summer months when food
requests are the greatest; Collier Harvest
is also planning on good donations for
their participating pantries. These dona-
tions are even more critical since many

children in need no longer have the ben-
efit of their school breakfast and lunch
Postal customers are asked to place
their food donations in the plastic bags
being supplied by Publix Supermarkets
and put them alongside their mail box
prior to their regular delivery on Saturday;
these bags are being delivered by the mail
carriers on Wednesday this week. Postal
cards provided by the Campbell Soup
Company have been delivered to postal
customers by the mail carriers.
Letter carriers and volunteers for both
the Post Office and the Harry Chapin
Food Bank will collect the donations, take
them to post office loading docks where
a pre-sort of the items will be completed;
then the food will be taken to the food
bank's warehouse for distribution to their
participating agencies. Postal customers
who cannot participate on Saturday may
take their food items to any post office
prior to Saturday or during next week;
dh items will be included in the food
Virtually any kind of food can be
accepted. Especially needed are items
such as peanut butter, tuna, rice, beans,
and canned meats, fruits, vegetables,
and soups. Keep in mind food items that
children like and will need during the
summer months. The food bank has also
begun accepting pet food to assist those
individuals who have a difficult time pur-
chasing food for their animals.
If you can help contact Marta Hodson
(Lee County) at 334-7007, ext. 32,
or Collier Harvest at 239-455-3663.
Individuals who can assist the Postal
Service by using their own vehicles to col-
lect food should contact Debra Mitchell,
573-9638 in Lee County or Jesse Costin
in Collier County, 537-0020.

ISland Coast
AIDS Network
TOO Dance
ut on your dancing shoes and
Bermuda shorts and rock on over
to the beautiful Hyatt Regency
Coconut Point Resort and Spa for
ICAN's newest fundraiserr, the Red
Ribbon Tea Dance. From 2 to 6 p.m.
on Saturday, June 12, DJ Tommy T will
be blasting high energy tunes all after-
noon on the Calusa Terrace overlooking
the entrance to the resort.
There will be great entertainment,
patio grill foods, specialty drinks and a
fabulous variety of live auction and raffle
prizes. Tickets are $50 with a cash bar,
major credit cards accepted. See www.
icanswfl.org for additional information on
Sponsor opportunities for the Red
Ribbon Tea Dance are available. Contact
Mitch Haley at 337-2391 ext. 211.
Current sponsors are Planned Perfection,
Port Royal Jewelers of Naples and Keith
Buchanan Realtor with Amerivest Realty

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June 5th

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July 4th

Fiesta de M o Yucatan Beach Stand
250 Old San Carlos Blvd Raffles 333-4386

MOther's Day Brunch 10 am 2 pm
Bonita Bill's Waterfront Cafe 702 Fishermans Wharf

TRSte of the Beach
Call Fort Myers Beach Chamber 454-7500 for information

Surf Club Cook Out 1 pm 6 pm
1167 Estero Blvd Raffles Live Entertainment

Bonita Bill's Waterfront Shrimp Feast 1 pm 5 pm
702 Fishermans Wharf Raffles Shrimp Specials

Mermaid Lounge 4th of July Beach Party 1 pm 6 pm
1204 Estero Blvd Raffles Food Music Drink Specials

Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille To Be Determined
708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach 765-9660

Ft. Myers Beach Golf Club Tournament
8:30 am Shotgun Start, Call 463-2064 for Reservations
Raffles/Lunch at Bonita Bill's Waterfront Cafe, Fishermans Wharf

Father's Day Pancake Breakfast 7 am 11 am
Bonita Bill's Waterfront Cafe 702 Fishermans Wharf

Kids Fishing Tournament
9 am Noon, Registration Starts at 8:30
Bonita Bill's Waterfront Cafe 702 Fishermans Wharf

4th of July Fireworks Dusk
Lynn Hall Memorial Park Weather Permitting Patriotic Music

Fort Myers Beach 4th of July Fireworks Team
1130 Main Street Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
8 008-364 oi fmb4thfir ork @ hoo om 463-0865 f

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Speakers To
Discuss Editing
And Marketing
writers Gwen Ramsey and Ginny
Crane will address the Gulf
Coast Writers Association
on Saturday, May 15, 10 a.m. at
Friendship Hall, Zion Lutheran Church,
7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers. The
two novelists will demonstrate the vari-
ous stages of editing and marketing dur-
ing their program entitled Pounding the
Ramsey is the author of the series,
Journey to Tracer's Point and Winds of
Crane is a member of the Romance
Writers of America and the author of
Emeralds on Wednesday.
Admission is $5 for non-members, $3
for members, first time visitors are free.
For more information on the Gulf
Coast Writers Association, visit www.gulf-
For further information on the meet-
ing, e-mail Joe Pacheco at sanibeljoe@

Residents celebrate the 25th anniversary of Bentleyvillage

On Saturday, April 17, Bentley Village celebrated 25 years as a continuing
care retirement community. It was the first such facility owned by Classic
Residence by Hyatt and began for them a new business venture that is now
located all over the United States.
A trio of entrepreneurs, Dr. Hudson Fowler, Robert McMichael and Ray Smith,
started Bentley Village. Their credentials included expertise in business administration,
marketing and health care. After a considerable search for a suitable location for their
new venture, they settled on a 40-acre plot in the northwest quadrant of a 200-acre
planned urban development in Naples called The Retreat. This property is between
Vanderbilt Drive and Tamiami Trail. Venture capital helped finance the purchase of
the land. The initial facility includedl3 garden-type buildings with 10 situated around
Golden Pond. This also included a clubhouse, a care center and the necessary mainte-
nance and recreational facilities. Groundbreaking was May 10, 1984.
In 1987, construction began on a second phase with eight additional buildings and
a nine-hole golf course. This would occupy the remainder of the land on the north
side of Retreat Drive. Financial problems led to the need for new financing and after a
number of failed attempts, Bentley Village was sold to the Hyatt Corporation on June
24, 1992. Although there were a number of expansions that took place during the
construction of Phase II, the next major change after was Phase III. This included the
construction of 11 additional buildings and expansion of the golf course to a 18 holes.
In the interim, a new clubhouse and care center had been erected along with other
accesson) facilities.
This Silver Anniversary was celebrated with a Black Tie Optional Dinner Party that
featured the music of the Benny Goodman Orchestra. The party involved two seatings
with the large dining room filled to capacity for both meals.O

Students Present
Babes In Arms

S southwest Florida Christian Academy Fine Arts Department's production of Rodgers and Hart's Babes
in Arms is scheduled for May 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. and
May 8 at 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
This high-energy musical is set in the '50s and includes lots
of singing and dancing Audience members are encouraged to ,
come dressed in '50s costumes as well.
There will be a costume contest at intermission with pnzes.
Tickets can be purchased in the school office for $8 or at the
door for $10.
The play will be performed in the HOPE Theatre.
Southwest Florida Christian Academy is a ministry of
McGregor Baptist Church.

A scene from Babes in Arms

Bentley Village's 25th Anniversary


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Sunday Services: 9 and 11 a.m.
Children's Education: 9 a.m.
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Orthros Service Sunday 9am
Divine Liturgy Sunday 10am
Fellowship Programs, Greek School,
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15675 McGre or Boulevard. 437-3171
Rabbi: Judah Hun erman
Friday Service, 8 p.m.
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Adult Hebrew Classes
BleasAeDc IFfoLr nEo onRSull program.
16581 McGre r Boulevard 267-3166
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Sunday Worshi 10:30 a.m
Wednesday Bib Study, 7 .m
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Sunday Service: 9 a.m. Contemporary
10:45 a.m. Traditional.
1188 Lake McGregor Drive, Fort Myers,
432-1724. Reverend N. Everett Keith II;
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.
Friday Youth 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.spiritualitycom 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
a.m.; 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
Phoneltext: 220-8519
website: messiahreformed.com
Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Fellowship Lunch Sunday noon
Teen Events Monthly
clwebsite 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: peacel265@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.smles.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.rn. 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 JosephlLynn 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: 1. 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 at7 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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Happy Mother's Day
Doesn't Your Mom Deserve A New Home?

1149 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350

child's safest experience possible, each
camp counselor has passed a back-
ground check, and has undergone train-
ing in CPR/first aid.
Regular registration is $67 per week
per child. Register online and get 10 per-
cent off per week ($60): www.leeparks.
org. Cost includes breakfast, lunch and
afternoon snack. For more information
call 728-2882. Only 60 spots are avail-
able per week.
The Alva Community Center is at
21471 North River Road, Alva.0

From page 10
9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across
from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125
Pastor: Interim Pastor Dr. Luder Whitlock
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.;
hd p7arpa d Michele Anastasi
7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers,
481-4040, Pastor, Steve Hess
:undaymsSehrovi s: 800ra rm tradition {endings.

Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. to
celebrate Donna's life, laughter, and love.
Memorial contributions may be made to
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center at www.
moffitt.org or the Animal Refuge Center
in North Fort Myers at www.animalref-

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Crown Colony

Located in
the private
of St. Charles
this 2 story
courtyard estate features 4
bedroom suites, a walk-in wine
cooler, game room, exercise
room and private courtyard with
a summer kitchen and heated
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Golf course and lake views. Offered for $475,000. Contact Ray
O'Chester at 239/410-9725 to view this exceptional home.

Open House Saturday 12-3
Take McGregor to lona to Guard Gate at the entrance
to St. Charles. He will direct you to the house.

Donna Carberry, proprietor of the
Harry Ruby Salon, of Fort Myers,
Florida, died peacefully on April
14, 2010. She was born in Chicago,
Illinois on March 9, 1953 to Richard
and Elaine Tonski. Donna is survived by
her husband, Bob Carberry, daughter
Deanna, mother Elaine, sister Vicki,
brothers Michael and Rick, "Auntie"
Carole, Uncle Mike and family, Uncle
Neil, many nieces, nephews, and cous-
ins, and her beloved "boys," grandsons,
Dylan and Drake. .
Donna's gift for doing hair" was rec-
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water and all things Florida brought her
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to Fort. Myers.
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being Donna all Donna." Her kindness,
caring, generosity and playful spirit were
known to many over the years. She was
proud to be a "dog-person," never hav-
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Donnash >as a life C:ubhfan and in true
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he Alva Community Center is
offering summer camp for children
ages six to 13 years of age. Camp
day begins as early as 7:30 a.m. and
ends at 6 p.m. Activities include arts
and crafts, sports, organized games
quiet play, educational speakers, water
activities, outdoor activities, field trips,
skating, and swimming. To ensure your

CROW Case Of The Week:

C'attle Eg ret
by Brian Johnson
On March 6
Kelli Haick
and her
daughter, Ava, 2,
were driving home
on Six-Mile Cypress
Parkway after a day
of errands in Fort
Myers when she
saw a cattle egret
moving erratically
on the side of the road.
An animal lover, she decided to make
a U-turn at the next opportunity and
circle around to see if the bird needed
help. When she located him again, she
pulled off onto the grass and took a look.
She could tell by the wing droop and the
blood that she had guessed correctly.
Kelli asked Ava if it would be okay to
take her "blankie for the bird rescue.
Ava did not think twice about making this
sacrifice, and happily handed her blanket
to her mother. "Birdie! birdie! she kept
Kelli scooped up the bird, and took
him to the Humane Society, where she
was directed to the CROW drop-off point
at South Trail Vet Clinic on Route 41.
At CROW, the staff found that the cat-
tle egret suffered from an open mid-shaft
fracture of two bones, the radius and
ulna, in his right wing. There was blood
on the creature's beak and feathers, mild
swelling, and bruising.
Staff cleaned and stabilized the wound
and started him on antibioticsYunnan
Baiyao (to decrease bleeding) and pain

The Economics

Of Beaches
submitted at the American Shore &
Beach Preservation Association
As Americans, we all love beaches.
But when it comes to spending
money to protect them, some
people say we should instead retreat
from the coast. Certainly that is an
option, but it comes at a hefty price.
Economists in California estimated the
impact of retreat in their state. The fig-
ures and how they came up with them
may surprise you.
Coastal communities frequently use
beach spending numbers to help show
the value of America's beaches to local
and national economies. Have you ever
wondered how they come up with those
Surprisingly, it's not that difficult. They
hire economists to go out to the beaches
and conduct surveys. They ask questions,
including (but not limited to) the following:
How many people are in your
How many days are you staying at
the beach?
How much do you spend per day on
food while there?
How much do you spend per day on
lodging while there?

ulna. The bird woke up quickly from sur-
gery and even ate a meal that night.
Staff continued his Fortaz (a broad-
spectrum antibiotic) and added anti-
inflammatories, calcium, and vitamins B
and C. They also began the herbs Body
Sore and Jie Gu San to move stagnant
Qi and aid in bone healing.
Dr. Amber McNamara changed the
wrap two days later to make sure there
was no infection at the wound site or
problems with the pin. Everything looked
After one week staff removed much of
the wing wrap and began passive range
of motion exercises to keep the tendons
supple. By Day 14 they removed what
remained of the wrap while continuing
physical therapy.
On Day 17 there was enough of
a callus at the site to remove the pin.
"Fantastic no problem, said Dr. PJ.
Staff transferred the cattle egret to an
outdoor cage on Day 20, and a few days
later to the Shorebird Cage, where he
mixed with other birds.
"By April 5 he was extremely well-
flighted, said Dr. PJ. "This was a text-
book case. No glitches, no setbacks. I
kept saying to the students following this
case: "It doesn't always go this well!' This
bird was a great patient, and progressed
through treatment at a flawless tempo.
CROW released him that day.
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:

Safe Boating

Week May 22-28
afe Boating Week is May
22-28. The City of Fort Myers
Yatch Basin, the Fort Myers
Power Squadron, Fort Myers Police
Department and the Fort Myers Fire
Department have combined to present
hands-on training on Saturday, May 22
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the City of
Fort Myers Yacht Basin. This event is
free and open to the public. The pro-
gram will consist of
Fire Extinguisher training by the Fort
Myers Fire Department.
Fort Myers Power Squadron will
present free vessel safety checks; training
on the use of emergency flares; train-
ing on the use of airborne signals; and
proper use of life jackets in water demon-
stration etc.
The Fort Myers Yacht Basin will
bring you up to-date on rules and regula-
tions on the use of the facilities.
All are welcome. Call Cdr. Bob Heck,
at 995-0292 for for information.

On Day 2 CROW Staff Veterinarian
Dr. PJ Deitschel took a look at the injury
and decided surgery was the only realistic

,,;w"Jw meud do you spend per day on
rest'fo"tsn hedtoer spend per day at
What is your household income?
Once the surveys are completed, these
economists use the answers to make
estimates about how much money is actu-
ally spent by people drawn to stay at that
beach, and how much of that money will
go to boost the local, state and federal tax
During July, August and September
2002, economist Philip King, Ph.D., for-
mer chair of the economics department
at San Francisco State University, ran-
domly surveyed 2,370 household groups
at nine Southern California beach loca-
tions. He took the numbers and made
estimates as to how much would be lost
if beaches were not an available tourist
destination in California.
At all beaches surveyed, three-quarters
of respondents said that they would travel
outside California more than they do now
if California beaches were unavailable for
them to visit.
King's analysis indicated that, without
beaches, California would lose $5.5 bil-
lion in gross state product (GSP) annually,
while the U.S. economy would lose $2.4
billion in gross national product (GNP)
"These are not just economic impact
estimates, but also reflect the decisions of

Dr. PJ placed a pin in the ulna and
sutured the incision site. The radius was
too small for a pin, but was fixed with
sutures in parallel alignment with the

beadgoelrs to s erxl thK rm another
est represent a net loss to the U.S.
Without beaches, King estimated the
total annual economic loss, including
direct, indirect and induced effects to the
California economy would be $8.3 bil-
lion, and the loss to the U.S. economy
would be $6 billion.
If there was no beach tourism in
California, the state would lose $509
million in direct tax losses annually and
the federal government would lose $299
The California Department of Boating
and Waterways estimates the annual
federal cost of shore protection for
California beaches will be between $12
million and $18 million per year, approxi-
mately 4-6 percent of the direct federal
tax loss.
"It's numbers like these that show
spending money to preserve beaches
make sense in certain situations," King
said. "Although these examples repre-
sent what is happening in California, the
results are similar in other coastal states.
It simply makes sense to take care of our
For more information about beach
economics, visit www.asbpa.org.0

A One-For-One Start
To Tarpon Fishing
by Capt. Matt Mitchell
-q hursday, April 30 was the date for my first landed tarpon
,- of the season. They are definitely here, just not in the
large numbers that will be coming soon. Usually the fish
a that show first are on the large size and are either resident fish
moving out to meet the migration or some of the first few of
the migration. High winds most days this week made sight-
fishing for rolling tarpon almost impossible. Though not quite
the thrill of throwing at rolling fish, a cut bait on the bottom
gave you better odds.
The tarpon was caught while fishing with clients from
Wisconsin on my first scheduled tarpon fishing trip of the season.
After scouting a few mornings before the trip I had low expectations after seeing only
a few scattered fish while running all over the bay. I knew there were not going to be
many around so my plan was to spend our time sitting on the anchor soaking cut baits
while my anglers floated live baits around the boat rather than running around looking
for pods. I opted to camp out in a large sandhole just west of Demiere Key, one of my
favorite early season tarpon spots.
After cutting up large chunks of mullet, I baited the 12/0 circle hooks and heaved
the rods off the back of the boat placing them in the rod holders. Before I could even
set up the live bait rods, we saw our first free-jumping tarpon. Tarpon fishing can really
be a waiting game. If you are seeing fish in the area it generally pays off to be patient.
The fishing was pretty slow with a few sharks and stingrays caught to pass the time.
We threw live pinfish out on floats letting them drift. Over the next few hours we had
several shark cut-offs on the the cut bait rods and saw a few more tarpon all roughly a
hundred yards or so behind the boat. I decided to pick up the anchor and slide over to
where I had seen a few fish roll.
Within 15 minutes of re-anchoring the boat we had a tarpon come up and miss a
live bait under a float about 30 feet behind us. The big five- to six-foot-long silver flash
followed by a giant hole in the water was like someone had dropped a bathtub in from
20 feet up. It was a sure sign that we were hopefully in a for few fish.
After another hour and only a few more sighted fish, I started to watch the clock
knowing we were almost out of time. As usual with tarpon fishing, just when you don't
think it's going happen a rod doubles over and before you can even pull it from the
rod holder the tarpon is up in the air jumping, leaving no question of what you have
hooked up.
It was Todd Clanin's turn on the cut bait rod. After a few hours of slow boredom
and just waiting, now it was on "the real deal." We finally got that one hard-earned
bite. It was followed by a few minutes of chaos as we frantically cleared lines, dropped
the anchor buoy, put the rods away and gave chase to the angry tarpon.
Chasing the tarpon down we gained most of the line back on the big spinning real
before I could catch a breath. It had been a while since I had done this drill but it's
something you never forget. At one point during the fight the tarpon did the dreaded
triple jump which makes it all but impossible to bow and lift the rod back up before the
fish jumped again but Clanin managed to keep it hooked up. After a 35-minute fight
the tarpon came boatside where it rolled over on its side. I grabbed it by the lower
jaw and quickly removed the circle hook. The hook was perfectly placed right in the

Send Us Your Fish Tales
The 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.


Todd Clanin's first tarpon and Capt. Matt Mitchell's first tarpon of the season

hinge of the jaw and would have been next to impossible for the fish to have come
We snapped some pictures as I started to revive the big fish. Moving the boat
slowly fonvard on the trolling motor forces water through the tarpon's mouth and out
the gills. The 100-pound plus tarpon quickly revived and kicked hard, swimming off
unharmed to fight another day.
Everyone on board was all smiles as we idled back to the anchor buoy before calling
it a day. With so few tarpon around I was as thrilled as my clients for pulling it off and
going one for one to start my tarpon season.
Catching muskie for these visitors from Wisconsin will never be quite the same after
doing battle with a silver king.
Capt. Matt Mitchell moved to Sambel 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 coun-
try fishing guide for more than 10 years. If you have comments or questions email

con in d wa thdu natwoebshhonors Ryan
Clesk wh ded his figh
"'eer o*Feb o en 3, 2006. Ftaa ainst
ry ly,
"td and t u nac 1 itRy ning
memory and donate all event proceeds
to Barbara s Friends The Children's
Hospital Cancer Fund.
Sponsors of the event include
Cape Harbour, D&D Bait and Tackle,
soeegzeinkpCa{eersToaom d ekl
The entry fee is $250 per team/boat
of 3-4 anglers
For more information or to register
visit www.LeeMemorial.org/Foundation
or Ryanmccleskeyredfishchallenge.com or
call the foundation office at 938-5272.4

Ryan MCCleSkey
Memorial Red fish
ee Memorial Health System
Foundation's 6th annual Ryan
McCleskey Memorial Redfish
Challenge will take place on Saturday
May 15. Boats will leave from the '
usin sq ordn eFate*,
the evening prior, on Friday, May 14
at the Twisted Conch, 837 SE 47th
Terrahce, Cape Coral.
e event includes a top prize o
$1,500 with other prizes at $750 and
$500. Winners are determined by the

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Plant smart:
Bahama Senna

Bahama senna's bright yellow flowers attract several native butterfly species

Drought- and salt-tolerant Bahama senna is prized as an ornamental, as well as a low-
maintenance butterfly attractor photos by Gerri Reaves

by Gerri Reaves
Whether you're creating a but-
terfly garden or simply looking
for a flowering ornamental of
uncommon beauty, you11 like Bahama
senna (Cassia chapmanii).
The flowers have five cuwed petals
and appear in clusters throughout the
year, peaking in autumn and spring.
Bright golden yellow in color, they are
about one inch across.
Bahama senna's value is not only
ornamental, however. It sa nectar
plant for a range of butterflies and the

Marine Summer

C'amp Sign Ups
he Ostego Bay Foundation Marine
T:=:-:::-ption liMy rss
for Marine Summer Camps. This will be
another exciting and educational season
for children ages six and up. All instruc-
tional materials will be provided and
there will be a graduation luncheon.
Come explore the beautiful barrier
islands and the waters of Estero Bay.
Field and beach trips will introduce camp-
ers to sea grass communities: plankton
populations; mangrove tangles and bird
nesting areas. Ostego Bay's staff of
state certified teachers offers a diversity
of expertise and personalized instruc-
tion. Camp tuns from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
Camp dates and themes are:
Sea Stars Camp: (kindergarten grad-
uate to age eight) June 28 to July 2
Tiger Sharks Camp: (ages 11 and
up) July 12 to 16
Loggerheads Camp: (ages nine to
11) July 19 to 23
Sea Stars Camp: (kindergarten grad-
uates to age eight) July 26 and 30
Loggerheads Camp: (ages nine to
11) August 2 to 6
Adult Summer Camp has been addes

host plant for the cloudless sulphur and
orange-barred butterflies.
Those attributes make it all the more
important to cultivate this shrub listed as
threatened by the state of Florida.
Plant this a drought- and salt-tolerant
butterfly attractor in full sun where it will
be protected from the wind.
This multi-stemmed shrub can grow to
about eight feet tall and nearly as wide, so
leave room for it to spread.
The compound leaves have three to
five pairs of oval leaflets of one- to two-
and one-half inches long.

this year with a minimum of five partici-
pants required. Reservations are required.
so t""""t'i',"iin foal 765-0181. or

Shoreline Walks

Through The
o Low Tide Loafing at Sunset with
a volunteer naturalist to explore
the mud flats to see what myster-
ies the low tide uncovers in the Bunche
Beach Preseme. Wear shoes that can
get wet, don't forget your camera, water
and bug spray. Days and times will vary
depending on the tides. The next walks
are scheduled for May 25 and June 24at
6:30 pm. Walks are about 1 hour long
Bunche Beach is located at 18201 John
Morris Road, Fort Myers
Exploring Ethnobotany, a free tour in
the Matanzas Pass Preserve is new this
season, and it's free.
use f rnsh t digsenous)plathsecan be
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

This member of the pea family pro-
duces a slender brown pod with several
seeds that can be used for propagation. It
will also moderately self-seed.
Maintenance involves occasional prun-
ing for neatness and the optional removal
of old flowers.
Bahama senna is also classified as
Senna Mexicana var. chapmanii, and
has the common names of Chapman's
wild sensitive plant and Chapman's

walk is scheduled for May 26. Meet at
the entrance to Matanzas Pass Preserve.
These laks elgin ato .0 man sd sts

presewe is located at 199 Bay Road, Fort
""fie""?s.i?,.m r in o6r3m visit
Group guided tours for other environ-
mental walks at Matanzas Pass Preserve
"'Tri'"if9S3e5a round upon request by
ca ng .
Bowditch Point Park Morning Eco
Tour, June 1 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Paddle San Carlos Bay, Hurricane Bay
and Pelican Bay in search of dolphin,
manatee and a wide variety of birds. Tour
last approximately three hours. Cost is
$40 per person; pre-register at www.
leeparks.org or call 533-7440 a mini-
mu a k4W u C eat Dog
Beach. Meet at kayak launch across from
Dog Beach on Estero Boulevard just
south of Lovers Key. No dogs over 100
pounds permitted and only one dog per
boat. Dogs must have current vaccina-
tions and wear their own lifejacket. The
next trip is Wednesday, May 19 from 9
to 11a.m. Cost is $40 per person; regis-
ter a minimum of 48 hours in advance.
lineFe more inf cmi nafn4a6n3- or
to register, visit www.leeparks.org.0

Sources: Everglades Wildflowers
by Roger L. Hammer, The Shrubs and
Woody Vines of Florida by Gil Nelson,
and Florida Native Plants by Robert G.
Haehle and Joan Brookwell.
Plant Smart explores sustainable
gardening practices that will help you
create a low-maintenance, drought-
tolerant, hurricane- and pest-resistant
South Florida landscape.

Bonsai Society
MOnthly Meeting
re you interested in learning the
A h h op bh
ing of the Bonsai Society of Southwest
Florida on Saturday, May 15, from 9
a.m. to noon. The meeting is held at
the Support Personnel Association of
Lee County (SPALC) Building at 6281
Metro Plantation Road, Fort Myers.
New members and interested bon-
saists are invited to attend. There will be
a club raffle of bonsai-related items and
a member round robin styling contest
as part of the meeting. Reservations are
not required and there is no charge for
Bonsai is a horticultural art of growing
trees in pots. It had its origins in China
and Japan. Information about bonsai and
the association will be available at the
Additional information may be
obtained by contacting Becky Bodnar,
463-4102, or beckybodnar@msn.com.0

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Boca Grande Cruise
& 4 *
4 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise
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tronTh hCh e isn i cl r -
buHen lag Issu nabetCd21st
century. This year marks the 10th
anniversary of its launching at
the Peace Palace in The Hague,
An Earth Charter meal is one
in which all elements are carefully
chosen to reflect these principles,
including locally-grown and
organic items, especially those
that are produced in a sustainable
manner. Chip Hoffman's culinary
skills were evident in the delicious
meal, which included curry car-
rot soup, mixed fresh vegetable .
salad, Thai eggplant with coconut
peanut butter sauce and brown
rice; or Pine Island crab cake '
and shrimp with grit triangle and
green beans; Key lime mousse Pine Island crab cake, shrimp, grit triangle and
with shaved white chocolate, green beans
organic wines and fresh-squeezed
WGCU-TV's Curious Kids Ambassador Rosie Emey provided musical entertain-
ment, and Dr. Bill Hammond made a brief presentation on the history and future
hopes of the Calusa Nature Center. Sanibel School teacher Tylor Stewart encouraged
everyone present to join in reading Earth Charter principles from artfully prepared
cards. Proceeds were enhanced by sales of Hoffman's photographs and Charles
Sobczak's new book Living Sanibel
ECOSanibel is a non-profit, non-partisan, island-based educational organization
dedicated to providing opportunities for studying, advocating, and upholding those
principles of the Earth Charter that are appropriate for Sanibel. Members are those
who care not only about the sanctuary nature of Sanibel Island but also about the well-
being of the entire human family, now and in the future, and the larger living world.
For more on the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium, visit www.calusanature.
com. For further information on the Earth Charter, go to www.earthcharter.org.0

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From lef: Nature center Executive Director Jennifer
Cleary accepts check from Donna Roberts

Earth Charter of Sanibel (ECOSanibel) board members Donna Roberts and Chip
Hoffman recently hosted an event at Roberts' home in Fort Myers to benefit
the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium in Fort Myers. A capacity crowd
of 17 guests attended the event, which was billed as an Earth Charter meal. The
outcome was a check for $1,260 which Roberts later presented to Nature Center
executive director Jennifer Cleary.
Roberts explained: "In 2003, our group held a successful Earth Charter summit at
the Nature Center, and due to our shared goals, we have had a positive relationship
during the years since. When I read last fall that the center was having financial dif-
ficulties, we conceived the idea of hosting an Earth Charter educational program that
would raise funds to help them.

is the fact that enforcement is much more
difficult without numeric standards; who
is to say whether someone is adhering to
a narrative standard that merely uses the
word "reasonable,' a subjective term that
begs for argument?
Some are complaining about the cost
of complying with the new regulations,
but the cost of complying is relatively
small by comparison to the damage to
Our economy and the jobs crisis caused in
great part by the effects of the deteriora-
tion to our water and our beaches. And
the costs are successfully being borne
elsewhere and successfully; for example,
in the Chesapeake Bay area.
Cost-effective solutions exist, and
where they do not, PURRE believes that
these regulations will breed innovation.
Those who deny it and cry, "This will
put us out of business," are simply using
scare tactics to prevent the EPA from
doing what it must to begin the process

work remains to be done, but the EPA
proposal is a good start.
PURRE's Letter to the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency:
I am submitting these comments on
behalf of the PURRE Water Coalition
Foundation's 1,085 members in sup-
port of the EPA's Proposed Numeric
Nutrient Criteria (Proposed Water Quality
Standards for the State of Florida's Lakes
and Flowing Waters).
PURRE (People United to Restore our
Rivers and Estuaries) has members from
all walks of life: business owners, workers,
individuals, environmentalist, farmers,
anglers, Republicans, Democrats, liber-
als, and conservatives. All of them are
alarmed at what has happened to the
water quality in South Florida and are
determined to keep speaking out until we
achieve the necessary change to stop the
degradation of our marine environment
- which inevitably destroys our quality of
life noevery wlay, economically as well as
plaTe o tl rl aa uf th1atveT e
proof? Water that years ago was azure
and teeming with marine plant and
allife i now m ky and filleedn
p g xyg
covered with algae; we suffer regular fish
kills and harmful algae blooms threaten-
ing the health and well-being not only of
marine life but of human beings as well.
Our economy takes a hit; our property
values plummet.
It is time long past time to imple-
ment specific numeric standards based on
sound science. We understand the devel-

Tomen nu le dn dt a ear
time and believe the EPA s pending pro-
posal is a good start. Of great importance

that will help save Florida's invaluable
lakes and waterways. What's more, the
cost of cleanup after the damage is done
is incalculable higher than the cost of
prevention. The sooner we act, the less
expensive this vital endeavor will be for
For all these reasons, and simply
because it is the right and ethical thing
to do, PURRE asks the EPA, without
delay, to adopt its Proposed Numeric
Nutrient Criteria (Proposed Water Quality
Standards for the State of Florida's Lakes
and Flowing Waters; Federal Register/
Vol. 75, No. 16/Tuesday, Jan. 26,
2010, pp. 4174-226). Thank you for the
opportunity to submit written comments,
and for your time and attention.
Michael J. Valiquette, Chairman
PURRE Water Coalition Foundation,

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COOlitIOn Seeks

POllUtiOn Limits
submitted by Michael J. Valiquette,
Chairman, the PURRE Water coalition
Last week, the PURRE Water
Coalition submitted written com-
ments to the Environmental
A f
o no as gT esc me stan-
dards to the amount of nutrient pollu-
tion that is allowed to flow into Florida's
lakes, rivers and other flowing waters
(standards for estuaries will be developed
in the near future)
Florida has 7,700 lakes, 50,000 miles
of rivers and streams, 4,000 square miles
of estuaries, and more than 700 freshwa-
ter springs. So far, over 500 waters are
identified as impaired because of phos-
phorus or nitrogen pollution, representing
at x 3 010'00 rmile fdi eas nd
900 square miles of estuaries.
Today, only a narrative statement
exists in state regulations to protect our
waters. There is no specific language
setting forth standards and really no way
to enforce such a subjective regulation.
Setting numeric criteria will provide a
target and a way to enforce that target to
restore waters to a healthy condition and
to limit nutrient sources before problems
start so that currently healthy waters do
not become impaired.
Below is the letter PURRE submitted
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Every year, an estimated 706 million gal-
Ions of oil enter our planet's oceans.
* By far the greatest source of spilled oil

* isshousehoIr l accounts for 363 million
* 50 percent of Americans change
their own motor oil, but only 1/3 of
that oil is collected and recycled; the
rest is dumped down drains or spilled
on driveways and onto streets. One
typical 5-quart oil change improperly
dumped can contaminate millions of
gallons of freshwater.
* Routine ship maintenance and wash-
ing containers account for 137 million
gallons of oil.
* Air pollution produces 92 million gal-
* Natural seepage of oil bubbling up
from the sea bottom equates to 62 mil-
lion gallons.
* Large spill accidents amount to 37 mil-
lion gallons.
* Offshore drilling generatesl5 million
Source: The Smithsonian Institution and the
Environmental Protection Agency


Salon Recycles Hair Clippings

And Pantyhose To Combat Oil Spills

Hair-stuffed nylon stockings and tights look like salamis. They are tied together to contain
oil spills to protect fragile coves and habitats.
The salon saves all its hair clippings for Matter of Tmst, a 501(c)3 charity established
in 1998 following the Exxon-Valdez oil spill in Alaska. Hair stylist Phil McCrory, a part-
ner with Matter of Tmst, invented the hair mat. Thousands of salons nationwide collect
clippings which are used to help decontaminate watennays, prevent soil erosion and cre-
ate green jobs.
Banta says her salon is an approved drop-off point for Matter of Trust. She added
that she will ty to arrange pick-up for those who can't drop them off.
"Hair is vey efficient at collecting oil out of the air, off surfaces like your skin and out
of the water, even petroleum oil," says McCroy. "There are over 300,000 hair salons in
the U.S. and each collects about one pound of hair a day. Right now, most of that goes
into the waste stream, but it should all be made into hairmats," he added.

Byron Cleary holds up an oil-soaked hairmat in San Francisco after the Cosco Busan oil
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by Anne Mitchell
The Sanibel Beauty Salon's ongoing policy of recycling hair clippings has gained a
new urgency amid the frantic efforts to clean up the massive oil spill in the Gulf of
Owner Mary Anne Banta is appealing for hair stylists, pet groomers and anyone else
who has access to hair clippings and fur to drop them off at the salon at 2330 Palm
Ridge Road (across from CVS Dmgs), phone 472-1111. Nylon stockings and pantyhose
are also needed. The hair is stuffed into the legs, sausage-style, to create booms that
gather up oil.

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Iluminations, the second annual lit-
erary journal of the Lee Campus of
Edison State College, is hot off the
press. It includes student poetry, short
fiction, creative-nonfiction, and pho-
tography. On April 21, Edison State
College held a gala reception for Edison
State students, friends and family to
celebrate the journal's publication and
honor the contributing student writers
and photographers. Following readings
by a select number of student writers, all
of the attending authors and photogra-
phers were available to sign their journal
Also in attendance was Dr. Noreen
Thomas, Lee Campus president, and
Dr. Robert Beeson, Lee Campus vice
president of academic affairs and dean of
instruction, who was recognized for his
enthusiastic support of Illuminations.
The faculty editors for Illuminations
were Dr. Maria J. Cahill, Dr. Eileen
DeLuca, and Professor Elaine Schaeffer.
Ron Temple, an Edison State College stu-
dent, served as the student editor.
Illuminations is part of Edison State's
growing creative writing program, spear-
headed by Cahill. The 2010 school year
was the second year Edison offered not
only Creative Writing 1, but Creative
Writing 2, and it was the first for the ESC
Creative Writing Club.#

Noelle Delgado

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call to artists from Arts for ACT
Gallery is for the Open Themed
Juried Group Exhibit for July
This year artists will have a choice of
two themes-
Spoked and Take a Walk on the Wild
Side. The artist should use his own judg-
nt t nte t the th
meTheoj dg 11 be Brien raucht, a
2009 Art Hist duat f Florida
ory gra eo
Atlantic University.
Cash prizes: 1st place, $100; 2nd
place, $75; and 3rd place, $50.
Art will be received Monday, June 21
through Saturday June 26 from 11 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
Artists may submit up to six pieces
of original work for each theme. All wall
artwork must be wired and ready to hang.
There are no size limits. Both two- and
three-dimensional media are acceptable.
Art can not have previously exhibited at
Arts for ACT Galley. Art must be labeled
on the back
Entry feet is $8 for one piece, $15
for two and $20 for three, payable in
cash/check or credit card. If the piece
sells while on exhibit the artist will retain
60 percent of the sale with 40 percent
going to benefit ACT, the domestic vio-
lence and sexual assault center serving
Lee County.
The gallery is located at 2265 First
Street in downtown Fort Myers.

The 70-voice Mastersingers are known
for their versatility and innovative pro-
gramming which was a key factor in their
selection, according to the producers
of the show. The group appeared with
the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra in
October and recently staged two opera-in-
concert performances in Naples and Fort
Myers. For tickets call Germain Arena
at 948-7825 or go to GermainArena.
EventTicket Center.com.0
From page 1
Art walk
daas Gallery: Opening reception
for Paper Milk featuring the art of Veron
Enjewel: Featured artist is Jena Forte
(unique hand-crafted jewelry).
HOWL Galley: Opening reception
for Yoka Touring Toy Show, featuring
Yoka Bear designer art toys, custom
painted by artists across the nation.
Iberia Bank (Bayview Court at First
Street) has been designated as an art gal-
lery showcase and information center for
the eight downtown art galleries.
Oasis Condos: Exhibit entitled
Journey, featuring artists Rhonda Castillo
and Javier Portilla.
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center:
Opening for Visions exhibit, showcasing
international artists Otto von Kotzebue,
Patricia Mulko, Gloria Audo, and Sandi
Badash (6-8 p.m. only). Also, an awards
reception for the Transit Oriented

Development Design Competition will
take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Space 39: Opening of a new show
featuring artists Carl Schwartz and Alicia
Friday Night Live, which takes place in
the Patio de Leon, will feature Memphis
56 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
In the downtown theatres that night,
Florida Rep will present The Big Bang
on stage at 8 p.m. and The House of
Bernarda Alba will be presented at 8
p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art
C t
ennerddition, the American Cancer
Society Relay for Life will take place
in Centennial Park and will include an
art display by young oncology patients.
The Alliance for the Arts will be holding
an opening reception from 5 p.m. to
7:30 p.m. for its new exhibit Under the
A free shuttle service courtesy of
Select Transportation Inc., with stops
planned near the art venues, and park-
ing at the Harborside Event Center will
be available for Art Walk patrons. Shuttle
stops include The Oasis, Art of the
Olympians, and Enjewel on First Street.
A map of Art Walk, transportation,
and parking will be distributed by par-
ticipating galleries. Art Walk is a rain or
shine event. Art Walk was started by a
group of art galleries and art enthusiasts
and debuted in October of 2008. For
more information, visit www.fortmyersart-

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Florida Rep
most lavish musical ever conceived, and
over the course of the evening, Jed and
Boyd pull out all the stops as Florida Rep
audiences sit in as the potential backers.
The dynamic duo hits all the historical
highlights, from building the pyramids to
Napoleon s France and the antebellum
South. Jed and Boyd give investors a taste
of the impending extravaganza and play
all the parts along the way from Adam
and Eve to Caeser and his Soothsayer,
Mrs. Ghandi, Attila the Hun, Columbus
and Isabella, Pocahontas and Minihaha
Tokyo Rose and Shanghai Lil, Eva Brag
and more keeping audiences in stitches
as they turn the Lipbalm apartment and
history upside down.
The production stars Jason Parrish and
Gay Marachek as Jed and Boyd. Parrish
is now in his fifth season with Florida Rep,
sewing as associate director, and was seen
most recently in this season's Relatively
Speaking and The Santaland Diaries.
Out of New York, Marachek is no stranger
to The Big Bang, having appeared in
the show three times before. A four-time
Carbonell Award-winner (the South Florida
Tony), Marachek has appeared extensively
around the, county and in Florida, chiefly

iongP hhoan aMa hm for the
historical mayhem is musical director
and onstage pianist, Edward Reichert. A
professor with the University of Southern
Maine, Reichert has worked extensively
with Florida Rep (Company; I Love You,
You're Perfect...), in Southwest Florida
and spent four years working with the
Zonta Club on Sanibel and Captiva.
Producing Artistic Director Robert
Cacioppo directs the production and is
joined by choreographer, Amy Marie
McCleay, resident choreographer with the
Broadway Palm
The Big Bang plays May 7-23, with
discounted previews May 4 at 8 p.m,,
May 5 at 2 p.m. and May 6 at 8 p.m.
Performances are Tuesday through
Saturday at 8 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees
on Wednesday, Sunday and selected
Saturday with a special twilight perfor-
mance at 7 p.m. on May 9.
The Big Bang is sponsored by David
and Cheyl Copham and WGCU Public
Single tickets are priced at $42, $38
and $20 and $25 and $20 for previews.
Call the box office at 332-4488 or go to
Florida Repertoy Theatre performs in
the Historic Arcade Theatre on Bay Street
between Jackson and Hendy with free
parking in the Fort Myers River District.O

From page 1
Star Wars
To Feature
six Star Wars movies. Through each
piece audiences will experience the key
themes, characters and story elements of
the epic Star Wars saga from a new per-
spective. The editors of Lucasfilm have
created an original montage on a giant
multi-media screen to accompany each of
the musical sections.

Art League Works On View

The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater

At the special meeting of members held Friday April 30 at The Herb Strauss
Schoolhouse Theater, the proposal to join with BIG ARTS was approved by
a 126-2 vote. Steve Klug, president of the foundation, thanked all of those
who voted and especially the members of the foundation's board of directors for all
their hard work.
"This isn't the end, but rather the beginning, of a new and hopefully very successful
chapter in the history of live theater on Sanibel," said Klug,. He added, "The contin-
ued financial support, volunteer work and attendance at the theater of all our support-
ers will be vital to ensuring the future success of live theater.
The Schoolhouse kicks off its summer season on May 29 with 80s to the Max
and will follow up on June 26 with The 70s Show. 80s to the Max will play Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights through June 24 and then on Tuesdays and
Thursday only until it closes August 12. The 70s Show will run Wednesday and
Saturday nights through August l4.
All performances are at 7 p.m. Call the box office at 472-6862 for tickets. The
Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater is located at 2200 Periwinkle Way.#

Work on display in the gallery

Fom now until June 6 the Art League of Fort Myers will have members works
on display at Broadway Palm Art Gallery at the Broadway Palm Dinner
Theatre, 1380 Colonial Boulevard. For gallery hours call 278-4422. 4

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Figure, Portrait,
Drawing Class
coffrey Hamel, a teacher at
Florida Gulf Coast University and
Edison College, will offer a figure
drawing class on Saturdays from 2 to 4
p.m. It is sponsored by: the Portrait and
Figure Painters Society of SW Florida,
Inc. and will take place at Robb & Stucky
Interiors, Fort Myers.May 15, 22 and 29.
Cost is $40 for members, $45 for
non-members for three sessions. Call
Renate M Reuter at 481-2081 or e-mail:
nadi@nadifineart.com to reserve a place
and to obtain a material sheet with
Hamel holds a master of fine arts
degree from Ohio University and has
taken workshops with Tony Ryder,
Geoffrey Laurence and Steven Assael.
He also attended the summer intensive
drawing and painting program at Studio
Escalier in Argenton-Chateau, France. He
has been teaching for over 10 years at
the college and university level.#

Our email address is

Students will receive acting training with professional Gulfshore Playhouse teaching
artist Selma Spies and lessons on blocking and moving, breathing and relaxation, and
bringing a character to life. They will also take part in theater games and improvisa-
tions and have the opportunity to meet and learn from professionals in the field such
as actors, directors and lighting designers.
Students will showcase a production of Robin Hood for friends and family at the
end of the program, which runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The
cost is $275.
The STAR Summer Acting Intensive for teens ages 13 to 18 has been developed
specifically for teens interested in exploring theater more deeply. This stimulating and
fun two-week intensive program will introduce young adults to the creative side and the
business side of theater. The program includes acting training with professional director
and acting coach Kristen Coury, who will give lessons on basic blocking, breathing and
relaxation, breaking down a scene, proper audition technique, and bringing a character
to life. Teens will participate in theater games, learning pantomime, group exchange,
and improvisation. They will receive mentoring in the business of theater, through
interactive sessions with professionals in the field such as actors, directors and light-
ing designers. They will also be exposed to technical theater information including an
introduction to set design, lighting and sound equipment.
Students will perform in a Gulfshore Playhouse showcase performance for the pub-
lic at the end of the program, which runs Monday through Friday from 12 to 4 p.m.
daily. The cost is $325.
To enroll your child or teen call 239-213-3058.0

Brooke Lester and Madison Absher in the 2009 STAR Summer Acting Intensive showcase
Gulfshore Playhouse is looking to give young people the star treatment this
summer with the return of its STAR (Student Theatre Artists in Residence)
intensive educational program. This summer the program has expanded to
offer a two-week intensive for teens 13 and up and a brand new intensive geared
toward students ages eight to 12. Both programs will run June 14 through 25 at
the Norris Center in downtown Naples.
The STAR in a Play Acting Program for ages eight to 12 will introduce young
performers to the creative and technical side of theater while they rehearse and per-
form in a one-act play based on variations of The Tales of Robin Hood. This excit-
ing Renaissance one-act provides both laughter and drama for everyone. How Robin
Hood got his name, the archery contest in Nottingham where Robin proves his mas-
tery of the bow and arrow, his relationships with Maid Marion and his Merry Boys and
Girls all add to the joys of this magnificent stoy.

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Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre

Unveils New Season Line-Up
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre subscription renewals for the 2010-11 sea-
son are now on sale. Individual tickets go on sale June 1. Main stage show
prices range from $27 to $51 with group and children's prices available.
Performances are Tuesday through Sunday evenings (no Tuesday evening perfor-
mances May through October) with selected matinees. The new season includes
eight mainstage productions, and a new student discounted rate. Scheduled perfor-
mances are:
I Love a Piano (August 19 through October 2)
A brand new show that takes you on a musical journey spanning seven decades of
American history that features more than 60 Ining Berlin songs. You'll hear Puttin'
on the Ritz, There's No Business Like Show Business, Easter Parade, Blue Skies,
Anything You Can Do, Steppin' Out With My Baby, and God Bless America.
Season Opener Special: $35 for dinner and show.
Hairspray (October 7 through November 20)
Tracy Turnblad is a big girl with big hair, a big heart and a big passion to dance.
Tracy was never popular until she wins a spot on the local TV dance program.
Overnight Tracy becomes a teen idol, setting dance and fashion trends of the moment.
The plot thickens when Tracy is pitted against the reigning petite Teen Queen of the
dance show for the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin.
Holly Jolly Christmas (November 25 through December 25)
Join Santa and
Mrs. Claus as they
celebrate the season
with a holiday song
and dance extravagan-
za that's perfect for
all ages. Holly Jolly
Christmas embraces
the season with festive
production numbers, *-,
precision dancing, '
dazzling costumes
and over 30 holiday
songs. You'll hear We
Three Kings, Silent
Night, When Santa
Cl Gets Yo
Leatuesr, and Jin e Holly Jolly Christmas
The Full Monty (December 30 through Febmay 12)
It's the stoy about six unemployed men, four of whom were steelworkers from
Buffalo. With no job prospects, the six loveable misfits decide to form their own dance
troupe ala Chippendales. You'll find yourself cheering them on as they go all the way
to conquer their fears and take charge of their lives. New Year's Eve tickets are $115
per person for dinner and the show.
The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Febmay 17 through April 2)
A musical comedy based on the rags-to-riches story of Molly Tobin. Born into pov-
erty, she married into wealth and tried in vain to be accepted into the society circles
of Denver. In 1912 she was shipwrecked in the Titanic disaster and through sheer
determination took over the lifeboat and kept the men rowing until they were rescued.
Songs include I Ain't Down Yet and Belly Up To The Bar, Boys.

The Full Monty
RENT (April 7 through May 14)
The show that changed Broadway! Set in downtown New York, RENT is about a
group of young artists looking for success and love, making their mark on the world
and living for today. There's "No Day But Today" to experience this hip rock musical
with a message of hope. The score includes Seasons of Love and LaVie Boheme.
This show contains
mature themes and *
adult language.
Smoke on the
Mountain (May 19
through July 2)
It's Saturday ( a -
night and Reverend ,
Oglethorpe has invit- j .
ed the Sanders Family
Singers to provide
an uplifting evening
of singing clapping
and hilarious stories. .--
The gospel tunes
include Church in
the Wild wood, Rock The Unsinkable Molly Brown
of Ages, ispering
Hope and I'll Fly
Annie (July 7 August 13)
An orphan named Annie, and her dog Sandy, are placed in the lap of luxury for
a week as a part of a publicity campaign for Oliver Warbucks. However, Annie s stay
turns out to be much more than anyone had bargained for as she works her way
into everyone's hearts and learns a few things for herself. The classic songs include
Tomorrow, Easy Street and It's the Hard Knock Life. Kids 18 and under are just
$18 for dinner and show.
The Off Broadway Palm Theatre is Broadway Palm's second performance venue.
It's a 90-seat general admission theater off the main lobby. The Off Broadway Palm's
15th season begins November 4 and runs through May 28. Ticket prices range from
$25 to $45. Performances are Tuesday through Sunday evenings with selected mati-
The line-up is:
The Andrews Brothers (November 4 through December 25)
It's 1943 in the South Pacific, and The Andrews Sisters are scheduled to perform
at the big USO show. But when a flu outbreak quarantines the girls, mistaken identi-
ties, madcap comedy and the greatest music of the 1940s fill this show. The songs
include Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree, Slow Boat to China and BoogieWoogie
Bugle Boy.
Flamingo Court (January 20 through March 6)
Flamingo Court is a humorous and poignant look at condominium living, zany
neighbors and retirement in Florida. Each condo reveals a cast of characters and some
funny and touching life lessons such as Sex Lives After 60, Where There's a Will,
and There's a Relative.
A Second Helping The Church Basement Ladies Sequel (March 10 though
May 29)
It's 1969 and the world is a-changing. While the world is dealing with Vietnam, the
church basement ladies are coming to terms with pantsuits and guitars in church!
You'll laugh 'til your sidedish hurts.
For more information visit www.BroadwayPalm.com, call 278-4422 or stop by the
box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers.O



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ested in checking one out and your library doesn't have it, ask them to contact 'si' .. .
the Stuttering Foundation for a complimentary copy.
Stuttering and Your Child: Help for Parents, Straight Talk for Teens, Stuttering: For
Kids By Kids, Self Therapy for the Stutterer, and If You Stutter: Advice for Adults are
some of the titles available, with several also available in Spanish. sy
More than three million Americans stutter, yet stuttering remains misunderstood by
most people," said Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation. "Myths such as
believing people who stutter are less intelligent or suffer from psychological problems
still persist despite research refuting these erroneous beliefs."
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Lehigh School To Hold Young .
Authors' Festival A ., e
Lehigh Elementary School is hosting its annual Young Authors' Festival to pro-
mote writing and to stress that writing is more than just taking a test. 5 glit bale, nOE 10IE 11 &
The event will feature People's Choice Gold award-winning author Darrell or neelosure. ( 10 C EO bGd1
House; Doug McGregor, cartoonist for The News-Press; and Don Ruane, writer for
The News-Press. San bel and FOR 1011 BCJd1.
The festival will be from 9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 4 to 6. On May 6, there will New paint, CO pe[, Idiliddlel,
be a parent workshop at 6 p.m. with Darrell House during the annual Educational Fair
night. Alicialime, Lanal Tile, Batitiooin
This year's theme is Eveyone's a Writer! It will showcase to students how writing Vanities and much more
is an integral part of their life. The festival will feature author sessions, illustrating ses- $95,000
sions, authors' luncheons, and a round table discussion with an author. Segments of
this event featuring Darrell House will be taped for an upcoming video titled Meet the
Authors, a project of the Florida Writers Foundation in cooperation with the Florida
Department of Education. Call Chris Potter at 239-233-2413 to see this Property
Students will be motivated to further explore their writing talents and see how writ-
ing can positively impact their lives. SanCap One Source Realty
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Financial Focus
M thO Of' C, a-|-, a,
by Jennifer Basey
Mother's Day
is almost
upon us.
This year, in addi-
tion to giving Mom
some flowers and
a card, why not
idghit hr ayt-,
making a financial
Your first thought might be that giving
your mother a check may seem "tacky.
But these days, everyone can use a little
extra cash. However, you can find other
types of financial gifts that can have a
longer-lasting impact. Here are a few
ideas to consider:
Help Mom fund her IRA. If your
mother is still working, she can contrib-
ute to an IRA and she should. Either a
traditional or Roth IRA is a great way to
build tax-advantaged savings for retire-
ment. Yet most people don't fully fund
their IRAs each year. In 2010, your
mother can put in $5,000 to her IRA, or
$6,000 if she s 50 or older. While you
can t directly contribute to her IRA, you
can write a check for that purpose.
Purchase an investment for Mom. If
you can afford it, consider giving a few
shares of stock, possibly issued by compa-
nies that make products or services your
mother uses. (If you give shares that you
own, you 11 need to keep records of your
initial sales price; this information will
be useful to your mother if she ever sells
the shares and needs to pay capital gains
If you think your mother could ben-
efit from an increase in her cash flow,
you might consider giving her a corporate
or government bond, which can provide
regul a ament. The
lower your mother s debt payments, the
more she can put away for retirement.
While you probably aren't in a position to
p d Irr itpeearhda you ouPa
Mother s Day gift.
Make a charitable gift in Mom's
name. Your mother probably supports
many worthy causes and a financial gift
to any one of them, in her name, would
probably please her greatly. Furthermore
your generosity may provide you with an'
immediate tax deduction, assuming the
group to which you donate meets the tax
deductibility guidelines established by the
IRS. In fact, if you donated an appreci-
ated asset, such as a stock, you could
possibly get two tax breaks: a deduction
on this year's taxes and the avoidance of
capital gains taxes that will result from the
eventual sale of an asset. Before donating
this type of asset, though, consult with
your tax advisor.
Provide Mom some financial educa-
tion. If your mother doesn't know much
about investing, you might get her a book
on the topic. Or, better yet, if you have
a financial advisor whom you trust, intro-
duce him or her to your mother. Once

from multiple consultants at the event.
To register, go online to www.sbdc-
seminars.org. Deadline for registration
is Tuesday, May 18. For more informa-
tion or to get directions, contact Lorna
Kibbey, SBRN coordinator for the Small
Business Development Center, at

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your mother enters her pre-retirement
and retirement years, she may have many
issues such as cash flow management,
estate planning and investing to stay
ahead of inflation for which she could use
the help of a financial professional.
Mother s Day comes and goes in a day
- but by making the right type of financial
gift to your mother, your generosity can
be felt for years to come.
Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor
in Fort Myers. She can be reached at

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PGFSOnal Success
powerful You! Women's Network's
Transformation 2010TM regional
networking event reaches out
to women across the Fort Myers/
CapeCoral Region and is beneficial for
women from all walks of life, especially
entrepreneurs and women in business.
It's a way for women to come together
learn, share, grow and network with '
other women.
The Fort Myers/Cape Coral Regional
Tour Event will be held on Saturday, May
22 at The Gateway Golf & Country Club
in Fort Myers. This full-day event features
four speakers, vendors, networking, intro-
ductions, lunch, door prizes and gifts.
"We're looking forward to gathering
our members from the area as well as
any women who are not members who
may wish to attend says Kathy Fyler, co-
founder of the network.
The speakers include:
AmondaRose Igoe, CEO of High
Performance Speaking, Training and
Consulting whose presentation is Public
Speaking Secrets Revealed Seven
Secrets to Sensational Presentations;
Kumari Mullin, author, reiki master,
intuitive healer and coach on the topic
of Energy Empowerment Techniques -
Targeted Tools to Transform Stress to
Succ yna Fernandez, author, speaker
and social media empowerment teacher,
presenting Branding and Marketing Your
Business Through Social Media; and
Sue Urda, author, inspire and
co-founder of Powerful You! who will
present the topic The Art and Truth of
Transformation How a Few Tiny Shifts
an MTaokeBYour Changing World a Great
ce .
The price for non-members is $49
(register with a friend and both save 10
percent) and $39 for Powerful You!
members and Powerful You! partners.
This event is open to all women, not just
women in business. Pre-registration is
required by Tuesday, May 18. To register
an or more informant nKa i .at
Powerful You! Women's Network is
hosting regional networking events in 16
cities across the county.0

Julia Babair

anger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.
has named Julia Babair general
manager of the company's out-
let center in the Fort Myers/Sanibel,
Florida market.
A 23-year resident of Lee County,
Babair has more than 16 years experi-
ence in the marketing and public relations
industry. In addition to her experience in
the retail management sector, she was
most recently vice president of account
services for one of the area s largest full-

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in the retail, financial, and service indus-
tries, as well as several non-profit organi-
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in business administration from the
University of South Florida. She is an
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Distracted Driving
n what is believed to be the first
action taken by a governmental
agency in Lee County and pos-
sibly one of the first in Florida and the
nation Lee County Public Schools has
amended a policy to directly address the
issue of distracted driving.
"This has really come to the forefront
oHhedn ionaledis ison, dnddwei ead
on, said Dr. James Browder, superinten-
dent of schools. "We want our employees
who are on the road to act in a safe man-
ner, and avoiding distractions is vital to
that effort
School Board Policy 7.04 addresses
Driving District Vehicles. And this year,
specific language was added that reads:
Employees are prohibited from text
messaging while driving a district owned,
leased or rented vehicle, or when driving
a personally owned vehicle while on offi-
cial district business or when using elec-
tronic equipment supplied by the district
while driving...
"Texting or 'text messaging means
reading from or entering data into any
handheld or other electronic device,
including for the purpose of SMS testing,
e-mailing, instant messaging, obtaining
navigational information, or engaging in
any other form of electronic data retrieval
or electronic data communication.
"I hope other organizations follow
our lead and implement similar policies
or guidelines for their employees, said
Browder. "We all share the same roads
and we all must drive in a responsible
manner. This is a community effort, and
I encourage community members to let
us know if they see a district employee
violating this new policy. 4

Free TFOde Show
FOr Small
Business Owners
he Southwest Florida Small
Business Resource Network
(SBRN), in conjunction with
National Small Business Week, is spon-
soring the SBRN Small Business Week
Appreciation Trade Show at 3 p.m.
Thursday, May 20 at the Embassy Suites
Hotel in Estero. Area owners of small
businesses are invited to this free event
hosted by Florida Gulf Coast University
Small Business Development Center
(SBDC) and Southwest Florida SBRN.
SBRN members and other network
agencies will be available to provide busi-
ness owners information about the most
prevalent topics small business owners
need to discuss. Experts in accounting,
business consulting, legal, insurance, and
banking/lending will be on hand to offer
information. Also present will be repre-
sentatives from agencies including SBDC,
SCORE and Workforce Development.
This is a free event with complimen-
tary refreshments, a cash bar, a drawing
for a door prize, and other gift drawings

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FGCU Faith &
Fitness Workshops
orida Gulf Coast University's
Continuing Education and Off
Campus Programs presents a Faith
& Fitness workshop for healthcare pro-
fessionals 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday,
June 15 or 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.,
Tuesday July 27. The workshops will
be held at The Atrium, 8695 College
Parkway, Suite 1181, in Fort Myers and
are open to the public.
The course introduces fitness as a
true spiritual discipline. The community's
health is dependent on the collective
support and efforts of its individuals.
This course will make clear, in addition
to proper nutrition and exercise, that
wellness by design requires one to live
in harmony with others. Participants will
learn that everyone nourishes everyone
through the basic variables for health:
food, exercise and love.
Tom Hafer, author of Faith & Fitness
(Augsburg Books, 2007) facilitates the
seminar. Hafer is a physical therapist, a
licensed athletic trainer and holds a mas-
ter's degree in religion.
Cost for the seminar is $20. Contact
hours through State of Florida's CE
Broker for most healthcare professions
are available.
For more information or to register
call 425-3277 or log onto http://regis-
terce.fgcu.edu.For further information,
contact Christina Gallagher at 239-425-

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Coral's Economic Development Office
and Community Redevelopment Agency.
Quickbooks Simple Start: Learn the
basics of Quickbooks 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.,
Tuesday, May 18 at FGCU in Lutgert
Hall. Cost is $20.
Starting a Business in Charlotte
County: Learn the ins and outs" before
deciding to open a business, 9 a.m. to
noon, Friday, May 21 at the Charlotte
County Chamber of Commerce. Free
Financial Forensics Workshop -
Clues to Making Your Business Profitable:
Unlock the mystery in today's small
business environment, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, May 22 in the Student Union
ballroom. A continental breakfast and
full lunch will be served. The luncheon
speaker is Richard Pegnetter, dean for the
Lutgert College of Business. Cost is $79.
A 50 percent discount will be offered to
Fifth Third Bank small business owners,
SBDC clients, and FGCU faculty and
staff. Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank.
Office of Diversity Regional
Matchmaker Workshop: Free, all day
event 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday,
May 27 at FGCU-Outdoor Sports
Complex. Participants will have the .
opportunity to speak with municipalities
purchasing representatives. Lunch will be
provided. Reservations required.
To make a reservation for any SBDC
workshops visit www.sbdeseminars.org or
call the main office at 745-3700.4

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FGCU Graduates Art Teacher Is

Forida Gulf Coast University Alumni
Association Board of Directors wel-
comed one distinguished graduate
into the Alumni of Distinction Society,
and four graduates into the newly-
created Soaring Eagles Society at the
annual Celebration of Excellence awards
ceremony in April.
The Alumni of Distinction Society is
the highest honor the association bestows
on a deserving graduate. This year, the
FGCU Alumni of Distinction Society
award was presented to Ricky Pires, envi-
ronmental studies graduate from the class
of 2000.
She is founder and director of Wings
of Hope Foundation, which she devel-
oped as a student at FGCU; and has
been recognized with numerous awards,
including the Florida Wildlife Federation's
Conservation Educator of the Year in
Her award-winning Florida Panther
Posse programs teach students about the
endangered panther and what they can
do to help study and protect them. Her
hope is that through this message our
youth will make decisions that protect,
save, restore and respect the natural
The alumni association also welcomed
four graduates into the Soaring Eagles
Society to honor alumni who have
earned an undergraduate degree from
FGCU within the last decade. The recipi-
ents are:
Scott Guelcher 2005 graduate in the
College of Arts and Sciences. He is cur-
rently the education director for the Lee
County Alliance for the Arts and served
as the artist chair for Art Royale 2008.
He continues to participate in numerous
exhibitions, and received the Angels of
the Arts Award for best new artist.
Lt. Spencer Roach -2005 graduate
in the College of Professional Studies.
A decorated lieutenant with the coast
guard, he has distinguished himself in his
military career, earning recognition for
his involvement with grassroots civic and
nonprofit organizations. Most recently, he
was selected as one of six officers nation-
wide for the Judge Advocate General
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School of Nursing. She leads by example'
- encouraging her children to create and
deliver cards, artwork and homemade
trinkets to patients in the assisted living
facility where she worked. She is currently
employed as a nurse practitioner with a
local surgeon.
Magali Solimano 2003 graduate in
the Lutgert College of Business. After
graduation, she served in Ecuador with
the U.S. Peace Corps where she was suc-
cessful in developing a school lunch pro-
gram, and obtaining funding for a com-
munity library and training center. She is
currently an international expert on Latin
American economics and commerce, and
pl yd al edit fo
Is em oe as a region or rte
economist group.#

Selected Mentor
ee County Public Schools
announced that Tim Smith, a
isual arts teacher at Cypress Lake
High School, has been chosen to be a
mentor by the Art Institute of Chicago.
"This is a vey prestigious designation
and Mr. Smith will have the chance to
interact and learn from one of the top art
institutions in the world," said Dr. James
Browder, superintendent of schools.
"What he learns from this opportunity
will not only directly benefit his students
at Cypress High, but he will get to share
that information with his fellow teach-
ers, which will benefit students across the
The teacher programs at the School
of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) pro-
vide a forum for the professional teacher/
art educator to discuss and experience
trends in contemporary art and teaching
practices. The programs provide:
Unlimited access to the Art Institute
Instruction with top-qualified educa-
tors in their field;
and an unparalleled experience right
in the heart of Chicago.
Each summer, the Teacher Institute in
Contemporary Art (TICA) at the School
of the Art Institute of Chicago provides
a chance to return to your roots in art,
study in a supportive and challenging
environment with your peers, and experi-
ence/investigate the latest trends in con-
temporary art.
TICA is offered at no cost to accepted
applicants. The program is divided into
four separate one-week sessions, with
each having an optional studio extension
component immediately following the ses-
sion week. The session offerings are:
Session 1: Painting and Drawing
Session 2: Painting and Drawing
Session 3: Visual and Cultural Studies
Session 4: Art and Technology.
For more information call Tim Smith
or school Principal Tracy Perkins at 481-

FG CU Business
orida Gulf Coast University Small
Business Development Center is
hosting a series of workshops and
seminars in May to celebrate small busi-
ness month at various locations through-
out Southwest Florida for small business
owners and entrepreneurs.
Frequently Asked Questions about
Starting a Restaurant/Franchise Business:
Learn the details about owning a restau-
rant or a franchise business 2 .m. to 5
p.m., Thursday, May 6 at FGCU Cape
Coral Center; and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.,
Friday, May 7 at FGCU in Lutgert Hall.
Cost is $20.
Business Assistance Expo: Farmers
Market in Club Square, Cape Coral.This
free one-stop opportunity is from 8 a.m.
to noon, Saturday, May 15. FGCU's
Small Business Development Center and
Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral
have joined forces to bring experts from

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Theresa and Tim Mitchell

Ric Pritchett and Jenna Persons

Randy and Dee Keim

Lizbeth Benacquisto with Georgia Mitchell
On Tuesday, April 27, doz-
ens of local guests attended
a fundraising reception at
Suncoast Beverage Sales honoring
Lizbeth Benacquisto for State Senate
District 27. Hosts included Sheriff
Mike Scott, Frank Brown, Bob and
Paula Himschoot, Mike and Heather
Himschoot, Greg and Kelly Mitchell,
Kevin Mitchell, Tim and Theresa
Mitchell, and Mark Stevens.O

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Joe coleman and Stephanie Keyes

Mary and Larry Hart

Skit Mitchell and Mayor Randy Henderson

Christie Knight, Liz Paul, Lizbeth
Benacquisto and Gary Atkinson

Chris and CJ Spiro

Mike Himschoot, Paula Himschoot, Theresa
Mitchell, Georgia Mitchell, Bob Himschoot,
Tim Mitchell, Lizbeth Benacquisto, Kelly
Mitchell, Greg and Kevin Mitchell


Mike and Tracey Gargiula and Mark Theresa Mitchell, Lizbeth Benacquisto,
Stevens Georgia Mitchell and Paula Himschoot

Lizbeth Benacquisto, Terri Sobeck and Bob


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hD m rameeeoPnetAusgust 27," said Athletic
"Six-man football is a faster, higher
scoring game than with 11-man teams.
All players are eligible to receive the pass,
and scores in the 70s are not uncom-
mon. It is a fun game for players and
spectators, Peters concluded.
To see the schedule for Canterbury's
six-man football season, go onto the
school's Web site: www.canterburyfortmy-

M6tS Vs. Marlins
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he Cape Coral Yacht Club is coor-
dinating a bus trip to see the New
sortini'TkhMe akes n edRndad-
trip transportation in a chartered bus
from the yacht club community park,
game ticket, parking and tolls, plus
snacks, soft drinks and a movie on the
The trip is on Saturday, May 15 from
3:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. The bus will depart
from the Rotino Senior Center located at
5817 Driftwood Parkway, Cape Coral.
The group will meet at the tennis courts
parking lot.
Major credit cards are accepted. Call
574-0807 or log on to www.capeparks.
com for more information.O

Cape Coral
he Cape Coral Parks & Recreation
triathlon will travel through the his-
toric part of Cape Coral. Check-in
will be at 6:15 a.m. on Saturday, May
15 and the race will begin at 7 a.m.
The event will include a V4-mile swim
in the river, a 12-mile bike and a 5k run.
An awards ceremony and music will fol-
low the event. To register visit Active.
com or call Cape Coral Yacht Club at

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Yacht Pavilion and Beach, Yacht Club
Community Park, 5819 Driftwood
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FOOtball Returns
TO Canter bury
he Canterbury Cougars played
their last football game in the fall
of 1978. Next fall, kicking off the
2010-11 school year, football will return
to the school's Harper Field.
Under the direction of Coach Jamie
Swagler, the team will begin practice on
May 3.
The first scrimmage will take place on
May 28, when the newly-formed six-man
team will play a blue/white inter-squad
game. It promises to be an exciting night.

Twins' Last Two Top Draft Picks
Have Spectacular Season Starts
by Ed Frank
wo highly-touted first-round draft picks
of the Minnesota Twins are probably
on a two-way street one going and
one coming right here with the Fort Myers
Miracle baseball team. ..
5. And as we've written so many times, the "
1 stars of tomorrow play here today a fact -- '
proven when you look at the Twins Major
League roster. /
pickLet lfirsGidiscussAlass ye sf i hmhdard-
throwing right hander out of the University of Missouri, he already
has gained headlines when last week he took a perfect game into Kyle Gibson
the sixth inning before giving up a controversial infield single that
was wiped out by a double play. --
He continued to dominate the remainder of the game facing
t ramj u uo rbtCers tto aone-hicdTpletegame2-0
Gibson began this week with a 2-1 record and a sparkling "
1.76 ERA, which placed him among the top three pitchers in the ,
Florida State League. 4 --
He was scheduled to start again Tuesday of this week when ..
he faced the Hammerheads once more only this time at home at
Hammond Stadium.
The Twins no doubt have Gibson on a fast track to the big
leagues as evidenced by starting his professional career here with
the High A Miracle of the tough Florida State League. Normally a Aaron Hicks
rookie would start at a rookie-level league.
The big 20-year-old hurler was grabbed by the Twins as the 22nd pick of the first
round when he had expected to be a top-10 pick. However, a stress fracture in his fore-
arm scared off other teams.
While recovering from the injuy, the Twins sent him to the instructional league where
he dazzled the coaches, earning him a spot with the High A Miracle.
After last week's near perfect game, Miracle Manager Jake Mauer said, "You can
definitely see why he was a first-round pick. He's pretty smart and has a pretty good idea
what he's doing out there.
But it wasn't on the baseball field where Gibson had his best outing. A week before
he shot a career-best two-over-par 74 at Heritage Palms County Club in Fort Myers.
He rises early most days when the Miracle are home to get in a round of golf before
going to the stadium.
Should Gibson continue his blazing start, look for the Twins to promote the youngster
to Double A New Britain at mid-season. Yes, his days here are probably limited so you
better get out to Hammond Stadium soon if you want to see this future major leaguer.
Aaron Hicks, ranked by Baseball America as one of the 10 best Major League pros-
pects, was the first-round draft choice of the Twins in 2008 (14th overall pick).
Drafted directly out of high school, the gifted outfielder also is a scratch golfer who
considered a career in professional golf.
His first season of professional baseball last year was divided between the rookie Gulf
Coast Twins and the Low A Beloit Snappers where combined he recorded a .278 bat-
ting average.
Hicks, just 20, was sent back to Beloit this year to gain further experience. He started
the 2010 season poorly, going just 2 for 34 (.059).
But suddenly his bat became alive as he averaged an astounding .514 (18 for 35)
over a 10-game stretch to raise his season average to .316. His scorching bat is a major
factor why Beloit started the week with a 15-9 record and a first-place hold on the
Western Division of the Midwest League.
While the revolving door of minor league baseball is likely to result in the departure of
Gibson from the Miracle, it also could propel the promising Hicks from Low A Beloit to
High A Miracle.
And both could be wearing Major League uniforms before too many seasons go by.
Miracle Start Winning; Move into Fourth Place
The Fort Myers Miracle have started to win after a slow season start improving their
record to 9-14 as the week began.
In a three-game winning streak last week, the Miracle moved from last to fourth place
in the Florida State League South Division.
Fort Myers is home this weekend at Hammond Stadium when they face the St. Lucie
Mets Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:05 p.m.
Miracle Sponsor 5th Annual Special Needs Camp Saturday
The entire Miracle team and coaches will be on hand Saturday morning for the fifth
annual Special Needs Camp for youngsters 18 years old and younger.
The camp will be open for children with physical or mental challenges and will be
held from 10 a.m. to noon.
There is no cost. To register, call the Miracle office at 768-4210.
"I'm excited to be involved for the first time in this great event," said Miracle Manager
Jake Mauer.0

Asthma Awareness Event
ay is Asthma Awareness Month and staff members at The Children's
Hospital of Southwest Florida and several community organizations are
collaborating on a fun-filled educational event called Blow the Whistle on
Asthma. Multiple learning stations will highlight pediatric asthma education and
control strategies.
Asthma is commonly seen in children and is a leading cause of hospital stays and
school absences. When children with asthma encounter a substance that can cause
problems (a "trigger"), an asthma attack (exacerbation) can occur. Knowing how to
avoid triggers and how to recognize and treat asthma symptoms can help families
manage the condition more effectively.
Come out on Wednesday, May 26, 1 to 5 p.m., and tour the booths that will high-
light the community resources available to children with asthma. There will be hand-
outs, creative activities, and participants will be entered into a drawing.
The event will be held at The Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida in the
HealthPark Medical Center Atrium, 9981 South HealthPark Drive, Fort Myers.O



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ree diabetes screenings will
pbe available at Kmart at 3835
A Cleveland Avenue South in Fort
Myers on Thursday, May 13 from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m.
No appointments are needed.
The screening is done by Cholestcheck
Health Screening Semices of Greenville,
South Carolina. Call 1-800-713-3301 for
more information.O

said Peter Ross, CEO of Senior Helpers.
"After a close family member suffers a
stroke, there is a high likelihood that they
will require a little bit more help and a
littlebit more attention to live their daily
Quick facts about stroke and seniors:
Strokes are the sudden damage or
loss of a section of brain cells caused by
restricted flow of oxygen to the brain,
usually due to hardened arteries or blood
Stroke is the leading cause of disabil-
ity and third leading cause of death across
the county (Alliance for Aging Research)
Almost 800,000 Americans suf-
for a stroke evey year, and more than
185,000 of these are recurrent attacks
(U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Chances of having a stroke doubles
each decade after turning 55 (Alliance for
Aging Research).
75 percent of all strokes occur
in seniors over 65 (American Stroke
90 percent of all stroke victims suffer
lingering, long-term effects (University of
Medicine and Dentisty in New Jersey)
The latest research from the American
Stroke Association shows that women
tend to be at slightly greater risk of suf-
fering a fatal stroke than men. Also,
seniors living in the Southeast are more
at-risk than individuals in most other
geographic regions. There are a number
of factors that increase the risk of stroke,
including age, family history, high blood

pressure, smoking, alcohol and drug
abuse, and any medical history involving
previous episodes or symptoms of stroke.
However, some basic and simple lifestyle
changes can reduce the overall risk for
millions of aging Americans.
Exercise regularly to reduce high
blood pressure
Avoid high fat and cholesterol foods
on a regular basis
For seniors with or at risk of diabe-
tes, keep blood sugar levels under control
Reduce sodium in daily diet
Quit smoking immediately

Warning Signs of Stroke for Seniors:
Sudden numbness or weakness of
the face, arms or legs, especially on one
side of the body
Sudden confusion or trouble speak-
ing and understanding
Sudden trouble seeing out of one
Sudden trouble walking or loss of
Sudden, severe headaches without

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PfOne TO Strokes
r families with aging loved ones,
vey few serious health risks pres:
ent the same level of concern as an
unexpected stroke. In the U.S., someone
suffers a stroke evey 40 seconds and
more than 75 percent of these incidents
occur in people over the age of 65.
Fortunately, fewer than 20 percent of all
strokes are fatal but unfortunately, most
stroke sumivors suffer some lingering
health effects that affect long-term quality
of life
May is American Stroke Month and
across the area, Senior Helpers, a leading
national and local in-home care provider
that cares for stroke survivors evey day
is spreading awareness about the preva-'
lence of stroke among aging Americans.
Although strokes can seemingly strike
without warning, Senior Helpers is
encouraging families to talk to their aging
parents and grandparents about some
simple lifestyle changes that can help
reduce the risk.
"Stroke can sometimes be a scay
topic that aging seniors don't want to talk
or even think about, but it's important
for concerned family members to real-
ize that stroke is the leading cause of
long-term disability in the United States,
and the risks go up drastically with age,

Orders To Benefit

Hope Hospice
This year, Mother s Day orders
placed through Norman Love
Web site are even sweeter: For
every order placed at www.Hope.
NormanLove.com, Love will contrib-
ute five percent of the sale to Hope
HealthCare Services. Links to the choc-
olatiefs Website are available at www.
HopeHCS.org and www.HopeHospice.
org simply click "Sweet Comfort on
the home page.
These donations will help Hope con-
tinue its mission of providing high-quality,
innovative services to families throughout
Southwest Florida, including hospice care
* according to Samira K. Beckwith, Hope s
president and CEO.
Mothers provide steadfast comfort
and care for their families even through
difficult times, just like Hope does for
those in our care, Beckwith said. "It's
a special privilege to have this gener-
ous support from Norman during the
Mother s Day holiday. We truly appreci-
ate the partnership. 4

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New Elder
Abuse Coalition
For Lee County
The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer s
Resource Center was awarded
one of 12 federal grants to estab-
lish a new elder abuse coalition in Lee
County. The grant was awarded by
the National Center on Elder Abuse,
aedTIACboum nittee for the Prevention
The Dubin Alzheimer s Resource
Center is collaborating with community
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abuse coalition. Participating agen-
cies and leaders include: Lee County
Sheriff s Office, Department of Children
and Families Adult Protective Services,
United Way of Lee, Hendry, & Glades,
Area Agency on Aging for Southwest
Florida, Cape Coral Police Department,
Fort Myers Police Department, State
Attorney s office, Office of Lt. Governor,
NAMI (National Association for Mental
Illness), CCMI (Community Cooperative
Ministries), Dr. Piper Center, Senior
Friendship Centers, Hope HealthCare
Services, long-term care providers, elder
law attorneys, financial planners, profes-
sional guardians, county judge, and other
human service providers.
The new coalition, Lee Elder Abuse
Prevention Partnership (LEAPP), is com-
mitted to achieving the mission to create
community partnerships that effectively
promote awareness of abuse, neglect,
and exploitation of older adults and pro-
vide services, advocacy, and support.
, Approximately 24 percent of Lee
County residents are in the age range
of 65+ and 12 percent are 75+ people
over the age of 65. As older adults expe-
rience age-related illnesses and changes
in physical abilities, the risk for isola-
tion and potential self-neglect increases.
These individuals may also be vulnerable
to exploitation and abuse as their social
support network slowly deteriorates.
According to NCEA 2005 Facts Sheet
estimates show "that for every one case
of elder abuse, neglect, exploitation, or
self-neglect reported to authorities, about
five more go unreported.
"This grant allows our community
to bring together dedicated leaders and
providers to focus on raising awareness
and preventing elder abuse, neglect,
and exploitation. Our center is pleased
to assist in offering leadership for this
effort, says Dotty St. Amand, execu-
tive director of the Dubin Alzheimer s
Resource Center. For more information
call 437-3007.4

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Supplies of dry cat food are criti-
cally low again for Lee County
Domestic Animal Services
(LCDAS) Community Pet Pantry. The
agency needs donations to continue
assisting pet owners facing tough eco-
nomic times. Although all supplies are

low, the supply of cat food is once
again at an extremely low level and the
agency will have to turn away cat own-
ers in need if additional donations are
not received very soon.
Through the Community Pet Pantry
LCDAS distributes pet food and supplies
to owners that would need to surrender
their pets to shelters due to their inabil-
ity to provide food and care. LCDAS is
currently providing food for more than
1,000 pets directly and also helping sev-
eral low-income neighborhoods supply
pet food for their residents pets.

Anyone who can assist may bring
donations to the shelter at 5600 Banner
Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee
County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile
Cypress Parkway. Donations may be left
at the door any time the shelter is not
Pet owners receiving public assistance
may contact LCDAS at 533-7387 (LEE-
PETS) to be placed on an approved list
to receive pet food. A Spay/Neuter and
Vaccine Program is also available for
those on public assistance.

For more information about Lee
County Domestic Animal Services
Community Pet Pantry and Spay/Neuter
Programs visit www.LeeLostPets.com.4

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Pet Bio Tammy ID 465879
Name: Tammy
Breed: shepherd mix
Sex: female
Age: four months
Color: brown
Comments: I was dumped off on the side of the road
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Meticulously remodeled 3BR/3BA Duplex
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Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
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SR 1/29 N TFN

Heated pool, Gulf access
Grd. level 2BR/2BA
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Single family home in wonderful, quiet,
natural development west end of Sanibel.
Large landscaped lot one home away
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bbehdsroomse(most h pnvatektoc so n
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living/dining areas. Laundry room on main
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Excellent exposure and convenient location,
flexible square footage available to suit your
needs. Call 239-472-2183 for more information.
SR 12/3 B TFN

2 BR 2 BA 1stfloor corner unit on canal. Free boat
dock. Fishing, lanal, 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,
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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.
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Iona Schoolhouse Professional Center
Great Location at McGregor Blvd & Kelly Road.
685 sq feet & 1350 sq feet units available. Will
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800 Sq. ft. Doc Ford's Center New large white
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and new windows. Motivated owner some
FREE RENT Call Nancy ...11.1-5.

Retail space available on Periwinkle Way.
Frontage 2,100 sq. ft.
Call 239-253-8581

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
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For Rent
East End of Sanibel
Call 239-472-0121 or 239-410-2553

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Flexible Space Available
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East End. 1/2 Duplex.
Walk to beach near Causeway.
2-1 completely remodeled.
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by Laura Zocki Puerto,
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Though the calendar
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To save money on energy costs, LCEC energy
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costs after the system is purchased and installed,
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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 Office................ ..........................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
BIG ARTS.................... ............ ...............395-0900
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre....................278-4422
Cultural Park Theatre....................................772-5862
Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade............332-4488
Florida West Arts..........................................948-4427
Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers..........472-0168
Gulf Coast Symphony...................................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-ANGEL
Animal Refuge Center...................................731-3535
American Business Women Association.............463-1221
Audubon of SWFL................ ...............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
Lee Trust for Historic Preservation .................939-7278

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Paradise lowa 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-McGregor................ ...............482-0869
Lions Clubs:
Fort Myers Beach................ ................463-9738
Fort Myers High Noon................ ................466-4228
EsterolSouth 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 Way of Lee County.................................433-2000
United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour).......211 or 433-3900
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum....................395-2233
Burrough's Home..........................................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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Southwest Florida Museum of History... ......321-7430
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