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VOL. 9, No. 19 From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort Myers MAY 14, 2010

River & Blues
Take Two

Page Field General Aviation Ariport Terminal Complex landside components

Port Authority Breaks Ground On
New Page Field Terminal Complex
The Lee County Port Authority, Board of Port Commissioners, county officials,
business leaders and other community representatives gathered May 6 for a
groundbreaking ceremony for the new general aviation complex at Page Field
General Aviation Airport.
Once completed, the new terminal will replace the existing facility and will be locat-
ed in the west quadrant of Page Field. The new complex includes a two-story
continued on page 14


On Sunday, May 16, River &
Blues Take Two will take place
at The Alliance for the Arts. The
original event on April 18 was cancelled
due to rain. The outdoor, family-friendly
event features food from local restau-
rants with live music from Certified,
Cracker Blues, The Juice, Mambo

Five different blues bands will perform at
River and Blues Take Two
Brothers and Deb & The Dynamics.
Doors open at 11 a.m. and the bands
play from noon until 7 p.m.
Proceeds benefit Community
Cooperative Ministries (CCMI). CCMI
was incorporated in 1984, and has
long been a driving force in the Fort
Myers community, providing food to
continued on page 3

Bochette Dancers
To Perform Salvage
On Friday, May 21, the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will come alive with
dance, music, film and poetry in the world-premiere of Salvage, a set of
dances choreographed by Fort Myers native Alyce Bochette, featuring the
Bochette Dancers.
Bochette co-director of Dance Bochette, spent 20 years touring internationally with
dance companies including Mark Morris, May O'Donnell, and Rachel Lampert. For
the May 21 event, Bochette will dance one solo piece, Suspension, choreographed by
May O'Donnell in 1939, with music by Ray Green.
continued on page 32

Clay art by Haley Keller
BIG ARTS is currently hosting two
student exhibits. Funded through
donations to the Lee County
Alliance for the Arts, Open Doors:
Great Expectations XV exhibit is open
through Friday, May 21 in Founders
Leo and Krista Johnson mentor
students as part of the Open Doors pro-

Yarn relief and crayon resist dolphin by
Claire Minoui
gram. They also teach painting to under-
privileged, disabled, and at-risk children.
Leo studied painting in San Miguel, at a
school founded by Diego Rivera, Orozco
continued on page 32

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Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now:

16 Bayview Court
| by Gerri Reaves

T___ Ihis circa-1926
S |I photo gives
La glimpse of
Bayview Court in its
early days, when dur-
S, ing the mid-1920s,
buildings rose lickity-
split to keep up with
the boom. The view
is from center court
toward First Street.
In the historic photo's foreground is
the two-story building originally numbered
16 Bayview, completed in 1925. Notice
the construction debris lying between that
structure and the three-story building fac-
ing First, which is now Salon Nicolas, also
completed in 1926.
Today, bricked Bayview Court connects
First and Bay streets just west of Hendry
and provides pedestrians with a pleasant
alternative to the sidewalks. The walk-
through also visually connects busy First
Street to the Caloosahatchee River.
When Attorney Dennis T Rehak bought
the diminutive Mediterranean building (now
numbered 1411) in 1980, Bayview was
by no means the attractive, inviting bricked
court it is today, but was a rough-surfaced
deteriorated throughway.
In the mid-1980s Rehak remembers,
the court was paved with bricks after the
installation of new sewer lines.
Upon buying it, he updated and refur-
bished it, restoring the original pine floors
on the second floor. Two huge skylights,
now removed, once lit and ventilated the
Original windows along the front of
the building were recently uncovered and
Lore has it that Thomas Edison
attended or held some type of meeting in
the upstairs of the building. Perhaps that
was related to his serving as an honorary
member of the Tamiami Trail Celebration
Committee, chaired by Barron Collier. The
Tamiami Trail Association had its office in
the 11 Bayview leading up to 1928, the
year the Tampa to Miami route was com-
pleted to great hoopla.
Number 16's fortunes and tenants rep-
resent the economic ups and downs as well
as the diversity of 20th-century downtown.

Today the building once numbered 16
Bayview Court (now 1411) is attorneys'

In the circa 1926 photo, recently built
number 16 Bayview Court houses a realty
company. In the background is today's
Salon Nicholas.
courtesy of the Southwest
Florida Museum of History

These original windows were uncovered in a recent renovation
For its first decade, it housed businesses associated with development. The sign vis-
ible in the historic photo indicates that it started as a realty company.
In mid-June 1926, the area was
abuzz with new business activity
and redevelopment. River infill had
changed Bay Street into a perma-
nently more accessible and modern -
thoroughfare with new pavement
and widening.
The three-story WB Towles U
Building facing Bay Street at the <
court's north entrance had just been
completed, too. That structure was
most recently Harold's on Bay res- .
taurant. -
In its first years, number 16 was
home to businesses involved with
abstracts and investments, followed -
by securities and banking firms.
Beginning in the late 1930s,
however, it entered a phase focus-
ing on practical, tangible things
- perhaps appropriate to the tough
years of the Great Depression. Jack
Beater's Electric Shop, specializing in
automobile and marine electronics, ,
was located there, succeeded in the
late 1940s by Frank Swearingen's
electric-motor repair shop. The second floor features the original pine floor
continued on page 3 and a bird's-eye view of the historic court and

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From page 1
River & Blues Take Two

Grab your blanket or chair, but leave your coolers and pets at home

Head of School Tony Paulus and two Canterbury School third graders, Fletcher Reynolds
and Randy Spivey, present a ceremonial check to Stephanie Jepsen, director of devel-
opment for Hope for Haiti in Naples.

Students Support Their Community
T his year, Canterbury School students in grades pre-K through 12 walked,
jogged and ran at the school's annual marathon. Through their efforts, more
than $23,000 was raised for charity.
Four checks, each in the amount of $5,835, were given to The Children's Hospital
of Southwest Florida, Autism Speaks, the Children's Home Society of Florida and
Hope for Haiti.0

homeless and nearly homeless, as well as emergency groceries and affordable childcare
to the working poor. In July of 2006, the agency expanded its mission and outreach
to Lee County by merging with agencies that had historically provided home delivered
meals to the homebound hungry (Meals on Wheels), and transportation services to
the frail elderly (Faith In Action). The merger created an agency that is able to provide
comprehensive, unduplicated services to the homeless, nearly homeless, homebound,
seniors and children more effectively, more efficiently and with greater compassion
than at any other time in the former agencies histories.
Alliance of the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. Cost
for adults is $5 and children under 10 are free. Pets, umbrellas and coolers will not be
permitted in the park.
For more information, go to www.riverandbluesfestival.com.0

From page 2
16 Bayview Court
Next, the charming building turned to
the lighter occupations of life, becoming
the Tween Times clothing shop, which
lasted until the early 1960s.
The late 1960s brought an interest in
saving and restoring rather than demol-
ishing downtown's classic buildings.
Many people credit Frank E. Steward
and J. Karl Williams for catalyzing the
business district's new focus on historic
Certainly, Bayview Court benefitted
from their activism, good taste, and busi-
ness sense. They saved Bayview Court's
signature structure, which now houses
Salon Nicholas, facing First Street.
After a period of vacancy 16 Bayview
revived, too, and began the law-office
phase, which continues today.
In the early 1970s Wilbur C. Smith
III briefly occupied the space, followed
by Francis A. Majewski and eventually
Walk through Bayview Court to the
charming building that's served many pur-
poses since the boom years.
Then head to the Southwest Florida
Museum of History at 2031 Jackson
Street to learn more about the history of
Bayview Court.
Be sure to see the fascinating exhibit,
Tutankhamun: Wonderful Things from
the Pharaoh's Tomb, at the museum
through June 19. For information, call
321-7430 or go to swflmuseumofhistory.

The museum's hours are 10 a.m. to
5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and
noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Be sure to visit another valuable his-
torical resource, the Southwest Florida
Historical Society at 10091 McGregor
Boulevard, where you can research local
or family history.
If you have copies of The
Caloosahatchian, the yearbook of Fort
Myers High School, the society would
appreciate your help in completing their
collection. 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,
the Fort Myers News-Press, and The
Edisons of Fort Myers by Tom Smoot.0

Letter Carrier
Food Drive
Sets Record
he results are in and once again
Lee County residents stepped up
to the plate for the community.
A record amount of food, 445,500
pounds, was collected in the one-day let-
ter carrier food drive Saturday May 8.
In addition, $7,820 in donations was
received. That converts to $46,920 in
value with Harry Chapin Food Bank's
ability to purchase $6 in food items for
every dollar donated.
All donated food will be made available
to local agencies at no charge by Harry

Chapin Food Bank. Other agencies that
received food from post offices in their
community include Wake Up America,
Pine Island Food Pantry, Lighthouse
Sanctuary of Alva, Salvation Army of
Labelle, Lehigh Community Services,
Interfaith Caregivers and Cafe of Life.
Postmaster Anne Murray expressed
thanks to community volunteers who
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Trails Camp
Hope HealthCare Services is
now accepting applications for
Rainbow Trails, a camp for chil-
dren aged six to 17 and their families in
need of special support and counseling.
The all-day camp will take place on
Saturday, June 12 at Treeline Elementary
School in Fort Myers. Rainbow Trails,
provided at no cost to families, includes
two programs for children and families to
meet their specific needs:
Campers and their families who have
experienced the loss a loved one within
the past year will gain a better under-

standing of the loss and grief process.
They will have the opportunity to memo-
rialize and say good-bye to their loved
The camp also serves children who
have a long-term illness, along with their
siblings who may have lost some of their
access to Mom and Dad because of their
brother or sister's special needs. The
families will learn new skills to cope with
changing family dynamics.
To enroll as a camper or apply as a
counselor, visit http://www.hopehcs.org/
rainbowtrailscamp or call 800-835-1673.

Bethany displays the letter she wrote her
late father. She is learning to deal with her
loss and is allowing the grief process to
unfold, at Rainbow Trails Camp

Summer Camp
Scholarships At
Slough Preserve
The Friends of Six Mile Cypress
Slough Preserve are offering 12
scholarships to pay for the regis-
tration fees ($57) for a week of summer
camp at the slough. Students ages 10
to 16 are asked to submit a one page
essay explaining "Why I want to go to
Summer Camp at the Slough."
Essay requirements:
1. Submission from any student aged
10 to 16 who wishes to attend camp at
the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve in
Fort Myers for one of the selected weeks.
Please indicate which week is desired.
Naturalist Camp for 10- to 12-year-olds
from July 19 to 23 or July 26 to 30.
Wilderness Camp is for 12- to 16-year-
olds from August 9 to 13 or August 16
to 20.
2. One-page essay preferably hand
written. Must include student's name and
age and address for notification.
3. Explain why you would like to
attend summer camp at the slough.
Winning submittals may be published in
the Friends Newsletter Connections.
4. Essays must be submitted by May
28. Winners will be notified in writing by
June 11.
5. If already enrolled in Six Mile
Cypress Slough Preserve Summer Camp,
the student may still enter an essay and
receive reimbursement for the $57 camp-
ing enrollment fee.
Essays should be submitted to the
Friends of Six Mile Cypress Slough
Preserve, 7791 Penzance Boulevard,
Fort Myers, FL 33966 or Dr. R. Charles
O'Connor at rcoc77@embarqmail.com. If
you have any questions call the Friends at
Essay requirements are also available
at www.sloughpreserve.org or at the
slough's interpretive center.0

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Shell Point Hosts
Special Event For
Military Veterans
Military veterans and their spouses,
men and women age 55 and
over, are invited to attend a
free luncheon and tour at Shell Point
Retirement Community on Friday, May
21. Members of the Shell Point Veterans
Club will serve as hosts and hostesses
at the event, which will include patriotic
entertainment, a brief presentation about
Shell Point, and a guided tour of the
"When my wife and I moved into The
Woodlands at Shell Point in 2008, I was
surprised by how many veterans lived
here," said Jack Hubbard, president of
the community's Veterans Club. "Many
of these retired veterans were career
military, but the majority spent just a few
years in the service, especially during the
years around World War II, the Korean
War, and lately even the Vietnam War,"
he said. "Although their service may have
been a long time ago, we find that it was
an important time in our lives and one
we well remember. Meeting others who
shared this experience is very uplifting
and we enjoy getting together."
Guests will learn about the numerous
retirement options available at Shell Point
during the luncheon presentation given
by one of the community's experienced
retirement counselors who will explain
the concept of lifecare and the numerous

Jack Hubbard

benefits received when becoming a resi-
dent at Shell Point. Included in the visit
will be a tour of the popular Shell Point
Train Room, as well as other attractive
amenities, plus decorated model units.
Admission to this event is free; how-
ever, seating is limited, so reservations
are required and may be made by calling
Maureen at 466-1131 or 1-800-780-
Shell Point Retirement Community
is just off Summerlin Road, two miles
before the Sanibel Causeway.

Greeters Club
F r over four decades the Greeters
Club of Greater Fort Myers has
extended friendship to area new-
comers. The group is comprised primar-
ily of women who are recent residents
wanting to expand their circle of friends.
Single, married, all ages, working or
retired, year-rounder or snowbird, all are
welcome to join the club for lunch on
Thursday, June 24 at noon at the Royal
Palm Yacht Club.
A newly-elected board will host the
meeting and update members on the
activities planned for the year in addition
to the special interest groups such as
dining out, book discussions, bridge and
The social gathering will begin at
11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. Arrive
early to complete check-in before the
luncheon begins. The cost is $18 and res-
ervations are required. Call 481-6050 or
590-0783 to join for this event.4


Bar Association
To Meet May 21
he Lee County Bar Association
will hold its May luncheon meet-
ing on Friday, May 21 at 11:45
a.m. at the Royal Palm Yacht Club,
2360 West First Street, Fort Myers.
Guest speakers will be Henry Paul,
staff counsel for The Florida Bar, on
Avoiding a Grievance with The Florida
Bar, and John P. Cardillo, speaking on
the Judicial Qualifying Committee and
its Function.
John Sailer of BARD Marketing
will unveil the new Lee County Bar
Association interactive Web site.
All LCBA meetings are open to the
public. Reservations are required. E-mail
michelle@leebar.org or call 334-0047.
Cost is members, $20 and visitors, $25.
For more information, visit www.leebar.

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The 15th annual Taste of the Beach
is on Sunday, May 16 at the Bay
Oaks Recreation Center, Fort
Myers Beach. Visitors will enjoy sea-
food and other Beach delicacies from
more than 20 restaurants, along with
live music and children's activities. The
event takes place from noon to 6 p.m.
and is organized by the Greater Fort
Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Bay Oaks Recreation Center is
located at 2731 Oak Street off of Estero
Boulevard. For more information, call
454-7500 or go to www.fortmyersbeach.
While in Fort Myers Beach, stop by
Nervous Nellie's Crazy Waterfront
Eatery in Fort Myers Beach. Nellie's
offers indoor/outdoor dining with live
music upstairs at Ugly's Waterside Bar,
the place "where everybody gets prettier."
The bar features happy hour with live
music from 6 to 10 p.m.
Nervous Nellie's Crazy Waterfront
Eatery is open for lunch, Sunday brunch,
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 463-8077 or go to
Play it safe after a day or night of fun
at the beach and call Errol's Taxi for a
safe ride home. All cars are non-smoking

Fort Myers Beach's Taste of the Beach is Sunday, May 16

with service all around Southwest Florida
including Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel and
Captiva Islands, and Naples. Call 239-

Registration for the design class is now
through June 1 and class size is very lim-
ited. Stop by The Bar Association Bistro
& Lounge at 1609 Hendry Street, Fort
Myers or call 334-8080.
Avoid the expense and hassle of car-
rying excess luggage on your return flight
by shipping your personal items home at
the UPS Store.
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Plaza on the corner of Summerlin and
San Carlos Boulevard. His professional
staff will carefully package your clothes,
souveniers and valuables for your conve-
nience to ensure that they arrive at their
destination unharmed.
The shop also carries a wide assort-
ment of greeting cards, maps and wildlife
guides. Mailboxes are also available for
The UPS Store is located at 169703
San Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers. It is
open Monday through Friday from 8
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to 4 p.m. Bring along the UPS Store
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Attractions Association Dinner

The Bar Association Bistro &
Lounge announces its summer season
dinner menu. Many of the items on the
new menu are only $10 and include soup
or salad with an entree.
Co-owner Ron Kopko, who also owns
the design firm Kopko & Company, is
also offering classes on interior design
at the restaurant on Saturdays in June
from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Students will
learn how to redesigning a room in their
own home: They will design it, draw it
and colorize it, all with the help of Ron
Kopko IDS. Kopko use to teach adult
continuing education at Penn State
University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


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Southwest Florida Attractions Web site
he Southwest Florida Attractions Association (SWFAA) will hold its annual din-
ner meeting and induction of the 2009-10 board on Wednesday, May 19 at
5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, Fort Myers.
The association welcomes new members to the association. Benefits of member-
ship include breakfast meetings at member prices, free organization listings on the
Web site and in the annual handbook distributed to more than 400 locations through-
out Southwest Florida and free participation in the annual trade show.
Dinner, networking and the ceremony is $25 per person. Networking and cash bar
starts at 5:30 p.m. Each attendee will receive two drink tickets and a chance to win
giveaways during the evening. The new board induction ceremony will begin at 6 p.m.
followed by dinner with a choice of Salmon Teriyaki, Chicken Michelle or Steak Diane.
Reservations are required. Reply by May 15 to Patty Stallsmith at 278-5664 or
email Patty@BroadwayPalm.com.4

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Pilot Club Chooses Danielle Lucht
As Its Keys To Success Award Winner

Debbie Hall, Pilot Club president; Danielle Lucht, and Jennifer Basey, sponsor
The Fort Myers Pilot Club presented its 7th annual Keys to Success award to
Danielle Lucht as the individual who most exemplifies its code of ethics. Lucht
is a financial advisor with Alliance Financial Group and was the chair of the
2010 Cattle Barons' Ball, an annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society of
Lee County.
Pilot International is a group of executive, business, and professional leaders who
work together to improve the quality of life in local communities. The primary service
focus of the local club is to help people with brain-related disorders and disabilities
through volunteer activities, education, and financial support.
To learn more about Pilot Club and its community support programs, contact
Jennifer Baseyat 437-5900 or visit http://www.freewebs.com/pilotcluboffortmyers.0

Cape Coral Letter Carrier Food Drive





Cape Coral letter carrier Dan Holtz recruited his daughter Brittany, left, to help sort food
during the Letter Carrier Food Drive Saturday. Brittany helped her dad unload his vehicle
when he returned to the office. Cape Coral residents donated a record amount of food
this year as well as hundreds of dollars in cash and check donations to the Harry Chapin
Food Bank.

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has moved to its new home
on 2756 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, (6 blocks south of the
Edison Home; 2 miles north of Colonial
Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson
Sunday Services: 9 and 11 a.m.
Children's Education: 9 a.m.
Adult Education: 10 a.m.
Phone 226-0900
Email: allfaithsuc@embarqmail.com
Website: www.allfaiths-uc.org
8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers
Reverend Fr. Athanasios Michalos
Orthros Service Sunday 9am
Divine Liturgy Sunday 10am
Fellowship Programs, Greek School,
Sunday School, Community Night
15675 McGregor Boulevard. 437-3171
Rabbi: Judah Hungerman
Friday Service, 8 p.m.
Saturday Service, 11 a.m.
Shabbat School Saturday Morning
Adult Hebrew Classes
Please call for information on full program.
16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166
(Just past the Tanger Outlet Mall)
Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063
Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m.
13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188
Pastors: Jeff Moran and Michael Bulter;
A nondenominational church emphasizing
a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Sunday Service: 9 a.m. Contemporary
10:45 a.m. Traditional.
1188 Lake McGregor Drive, Fort Myers,
432-1724. 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.spirituality.com and www.christian-
13545 American Colony Boulevard (off
Daniels Parkway in the Colony), Fort
Myers, 936-2511
Pastor: Rev. Joey Brummett
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Morning
Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6
p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m.
5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers,
437-4330. Rev. Mark Condrey, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.
Church School: 9:15 a.m.
8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers,
482-3133. Philip White, pastor
Morning Worship: 10 a.m.
Church School: 10:15 a.m.
Adult Forum: 9 a.m.
111 Evergreen Road, North Fort Myers,
Eastern Orthodox men's monastery.
Liturgical services conducted in the
English, Greek and Church Slavonic lan-
guages, following the Julian (Old) Calendar.
Liturgical Services: Sundays and Holy
Days: The Third and Sixth Hours at 8:30
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
Phone/text: 220-8519
website: messiahreformed.com
Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Fellowship Lunch Sunday noon
Teen Events Monthly
c/website for podcasts, special events, min-
istries, calendar, blogs, etc.
16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10B
Tom Richards, Pastor
Sunday School for all ages 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study 7 p.m.
Special Monday Community Group service
at 7 p.m. for those who can not attend
3825 McGregor Boulevard. Fort Myers
Pastors: Bill Stephens, Stu Austin and
Howard Biddulph, Associate Pastor
Traditional Worship at 8:00 and 9:30 am,
Contemporary Worship at 11:00am
Sunday School at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00am
Youth and Children's programming runs
concurrent to Sunday services.
Nursery care provided at all services
For more information visit: www.newhope-
(Meets at Ft. Myers Beach Masonic Lodge)
17625 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers Beach
Pastors: Bruce Merton, Gail and RC
Traditional Worship 9:45 a.m.
Contemporary Worship 11:15 a.m.
Phone: 267-7400 Fax: 267-7407
Web site: peacecommunitychurch.com
e-mail: peace1265@aol.com
15840 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers
Walter Still, Senior Pastor,
Sunday Worship: 8 and 9:30 a.m.
3/4 mile south from the intersection of
McGregor, San Carlos and Gladiolus.
A congregation of the ELCA.
3950 Winkler Extension, Fort Myers
Daily early learning center/day care
Sunday Services, 8:15 and 10:15 a.m.
Meditation classes. All are welcome.
Guided meditations offering many meth-
ods for relaxing the body and focusing
the mind on virtuous objects to bring
increasing peace and happiness into
daily activity. For information, class times
and locations call 567-9739 or visit www.
16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
Robert G. Kasten, Pastor
Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.
Nursery available
9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages
Junior Church grades one to five
Wee Church Pre-K to K
Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Service 6 p.m.
12171 lona Road, Fort Myers, off
McGregor and north of Gladiolus.

Father Joseph Clifford.
Weekly masses:
Monday through Saturday 8 a.m.
Weekend masses: Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.;
Sunday: 7, 9,11, and 5:30 p.m.
Reconciliation is available at the church on
Saturday at noon and by appointment
3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
Pastor Rev. Steve Filizzi
An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation
Sunday Services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Mid-Week Service, Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
3595 Broadway, Fort Myers
239-939-4711, www.smlcs.org
Wednesday Fellowship: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner $5, 6:15 p.m. bible studies
Worship: Saturday, 5:30 p.m.,
Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with 9:15
a.m. adult and children's Bible Study, plus
marriage enrichment studies. Divorce Care
on Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
During Lent: Wednesday worship
noon and 6:15 p.m.
16225 Winkler Rd. 433-0018.
Rabbi Jeremy Barras
Cantorial Soloists Joseph/Lynn Goldovitz
Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Services, Saturday,
10:30 a.m.
Religious Education Classes, Midweek,
Grades 2-7, Wednesday, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday
Confirmation Classes, Wednesday,
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. to noon
14486 A & W Bulb Road,
Fort Myers, 433-0201.
Rabbi: Benjamin S. Sendrow,
Cantor: I. Victor Geigner.
Weekly services: Monday and Thursday, 9
a.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.
Religious school Sunday, 9 a.m. to noon,
and Wednesday, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Family Midrash services on the first and
third Fridays of the month at 7 p.m.
Pre bar/bat mitzvah class Monday, 5:30 to
7 p.m., followed by confirmation class from
7:30 to 9 p.m.
For information on early childhood educa-
tion/preschool, phone 482-1121.
The New Church of SWFL is located at
10811 Sunset Plaza Circle, by Summerlin
and Pine Ridge Roads, behind Zoomers
and the ponds.
Reverend Nadine
Spiritual Recovery, Wednesdays 10 a.m.
Healing Service, Wednesdays 11 a.m. and
Friday 6:30 p.m.
Sunday Worship Services, 11 a.m.
Call for information 481-5535.
13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one
mile west of 1-75)
Minister: The Rev. Allison Farnum
Sunday services and religious education at
10:30 a.m.
For information on all church events call
561-2700 or visit www.uucfm.org.
Family Service 10 to 11 a.m.
Healing Circle 11 a.m.
Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m.
Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic
music, meditation in a loving environment.
Service held at 28285 Imperial Street,
Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100.
continued on page 14


Radio Talk Show
Host Speaks At
Prayer Breakfast

Price Foundation Trustee Dan Adams and
his wife Kathy

Price Foundation Trustees Dennis Small and
Mary Jo Walker

Dennis Prager (center) with Price
Foundation President T. Wainwright Miller,
Jr., and Price Foundation Trustee Mavis
Nationally syndicated radio talk
show host Dennis Prager spoke
to more than 1,400 people at
the annual Community Prayer Breakfast
presented by the Community Prayer
Breakfast Committee at Harborside
Events Center on May 6.
Prager, who has been called "one
of the three most interesting minds in
American Jewish life," has been broad-
casting on KABC Radio in Los Angeles
since 1982 and also may be heard live on
the Internet.
Prager's speech will be rebroadcast by
WRXY Christian TV on Saturday, May
29, and Saturday, July 3, both at 6 p.m.
WRXY can be viewed on Comcast chan-
nel 10 in Lee, Collier, Hendry and Glades
counties and Channel 22 in Charlotte
County. A live streaming video also may
be viewed online at www.wrxytv.com
for residents in other areas of the United
Prager's most recent book, Happiness
Is A Serious Problem, about which he
has lectured worldwide for 10 years,
appeared on the Los Angeles Times
bestseller list for 15 weeks. He has
co-authored two major works about
Judaism: The Nine Questions People
Ask About Judaism and Why the Jews?
The Reason for Anti-Semitism, which is
regarded by many as the most persuasive
explanation of anti-Semitism written. In
addition, he wrote the book Think A
Second Time, 44 essays on 44 subjects.
Previous speakers at the Community
Prayer Breakfast have included former
presidential candidate Mike Huckabee,
Lt. Col. Oliver North, world-renowned
Siamese twins surgeon Dr. Ben Carson,
former U.S. Sen. Connie Mack, former
Ambassador Andrew Young, television
evangelist Dr. Robert Schuller, and former

Gen. James Dozier and Lalai Hamric

Master of Ceremonies Al Frierson and his
wife Nikki

Bella Kontinos, Lavinia Wilson and Eleanore
American Red Cross President Elizabeth
Individuals who wish to attend next
year's Community Prayer Breakfast may
call 656-6099 to be placed on the invita-
tion list, although this is not a guarantee
that tickets will be available. Due to the
overwhelming popularity of the event,
tickets are issued on a first come-first
served basis to those who respond quick-
est to the invitation.4

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10 THERIVER MAY14,2010

Hope For The Hopeless In Honduras

A Honduran home

submitted by Ellie and John Harries
T wo years ago my wife and I were very moved by a speech given by the Rev.
Richard Kunz, the executive director of the El Hogar projects in Honduras.
Honduras is one of the poorest and least developed countries in Latin
America. The average annual income is under $1,000 and 25 percent of the popu-
lation live on less than $2 per day. The unemployment rate is hovering at 30 per-
cent. Half of the rural residents do not have access to adequate sanitation facilities.
Given the extreme widespread poverty, it is not surprising that a United Nations
2006 report states that 67 percent of the children in Honduras are malnourished.
Very young children are left alone during the day to forage for themselves as both
parents (if there are two) are forced to work. Over 400,000 children and adolescents
between the ages of five and 18 work.
Not surprising, although education is supposedly compulsory from ages seven
through 12, only 58 percent of primary school age students reach the fifth grade.
Their families cannot feed, clothe or educate them. Their homes, little more than card-
board and tin pieced together, offer no space, no running water, and little hope for the
Many children literally live on the streets. Since family disintegration is common-
place, teenage gangs involved in the drug trade offer a sense of belonging. In the past
12 years 3,500 children and youth have been killed on the streets of Honduras.
Against this backdrop of poverty and hopelessness, El Hogar De Amor Y
Esperanza (Home of Love and Hope) provides Honduran children an opportunity for
a better life. Founded in 1979 as a project of the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras, it
provides a loving home and education for abandoned, orphaned and hopelessly poor
boys and girls. It is supported by generous donations from individuals, U.S. U.K. and
Canadian churches, Rotary Clubs, and the Universal Outreach Foundation.
The program provides accommodation, food, clothing, education and spiritual
development to some 250 boys and girls from the poorest areas of Honduras. All chil-
dren enter as grade 1 students of the El Hogar Elementary school in Tegucigalpa, the
capital city. After completing grade 6 they chose one of two career paths. Some go
to the Agricultural School located 50 kms from the city where they study sustainable
agriculture and animal husbandry. The rest attend the Technical Institute where they
pursue courses and lab work in welding, carpentry and electricity. In both cases, as well
as learning skills for life, they complete grade 9 and obtain a Honduran high school
leaving certificate. With their newly acquired marketable skills, they then can go back
into their communities, become gainfully employed and teach others who have not
had the same opportunity.
Within the past month my wife and I spent a "work" week in Honduras to learn
more about the El Hogar program. The student's day is packed with positive, stimulat-
ing educational and recreational activities. After breakfast they gather in front of the
schoolrooms and listen to one of the teachers deliver a short homily. During the day
in the classrooms we observed caring, devoted teachers patiently teaching classes of
children of variable ages and capabilities. Time was also devoted to small discussion
groups where children were encouraged to reflect on their lives with newfound hope
and to consider their relationships with others and with God. Like all schoolchildren,
morning and afternoon recess times were a highlight of the day and included energetic
"futbol" (soccer) games, roller blade skating, basketball and crafts.

One of our
roles was to
assist students
having difficulty
in math and
reading on a
basis. This was
quite a chal-
lenge since the
students spoke I _
Spanish and we*
did not! My wife
was successful in
helping students
in Grade 2 with
reading after Y E
recalling that on
Sanibel some
students practice
their reading
skills on dogs. I
did math which The school's sign
was easy since
language skills
are not essential
to the task. I
taught a couple
of children how *
to avoid count-
ing on their fin-
gers which, as
you can imag-
ine, can be a bit '
restrictive past
10. We also
enjoyed playing
with the kids in
small groups in
the evening.
Work parties ,
at El Hogar are
also expected to
do some physi-
cal work while
the children A class in session at El Hogar
are in class.
Our group of
eight completed
installing a ceil- .,
ing, relocated
recycled lumber
and paving "
bricks, and built -
a sluice to divert
rainwater from
the playground.
The latter proj-
ect involved
mixing cement
by hand.
We came
away from
our visit in
Honduras with
a sense that
El Hogar is
an inspiring
"point of light"
providing 250 A young student with his homework
Honduran boys
and girls an opportunity for a better life. Children are clothed, fed and educated in a
supportive, wholesome environment for about $4,000 a student (impressive when
you consider that Lee County spends about $11,000 per student for education alone).
Given our conviction that education can eliminate poverty and despair, we were
impressed that our financial support for this program is making a real difference.
While rich in faith, love and hope, El Hogar's tangible needs are great. Please visit
the website (www.elhogar.org) or call us at 395-0030 if you would like more informa-
tion about how you can help.,

THERIVER MAY14,2010 11

CROW Case Of The Week:
by Brian Johnson
On the eve-
ning of
May 5 Toni
Mitchell was in
her home on Pine
Island when she
heard a funny noise
0_P on the porch. She
has two cats, so
she figured it was
probably them, but when she looked
around she did not see anything.
About 15 minutes later she heard a
tremendous thud. This time the noise
came from the bedroom window. "It was
really odd," said Mitchell. "The screen
was really shaking."
Hanging from the screen in her win-
dow was a juvenile hawk. Toni went out
into the yard and pried him loose and he
dropped onto the ground. She called a
neighbor, wrapped him up in a sheet and
placed him in crate; she could tell he was
too young to fly.
"There was someone in the neighbor-
hood lighting firecrackers," said Mitchell.
"I think they frightened him."
The bird was skinny and dehydrated
upon arrival at CROW the following day.
Staff gave him fluids and a mouse the first
night, and checked for signs of trauma.
He looked OK.

Shoreline Walks
Continue Through
The Summer
Go 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 Preserve. 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 24
at 6:30 pm. Walks are about one- 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.
Learn how indigenous plants can be
used for such things as food, shelter,
medicine and clothing. Learn the his-
torical importance of some of Florida's
plants to humans. Walks meet the last
Wednesday of every month. The next
walk is scheduled for May 26. Meet at
the entrance to Matanzas Pass Preserve.
These walks begin at 9:30 a.m. and last
approximately 11/2 hours. Matanzas Pass
preserve is located at 199 Bay Road, Fort
Myers Beach. For more information visit
www.leeparks.org. or call 463-3764.
Group guided tours for other environ-
mental walks at Matanzas Pass Preserve
are available year round upon request by
calling 229-7356.

Red-shouldered hawk in cage

In the wild, a juvenile hawk who has
not quite fledged might be able to scrap
for existence on the ground, but would be
without his No.1 form of defense (flying),
and would be potential prey to bobcats,
raccoons, alligators and other large rap-
"We are getting all kinds of baby
birds," said Dr. Amber McNamara.
"Sometimes they just need a little time
to bridge the gap from the nest to fully

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-
mum of 48 hours in advance.
Kayak With Your Canine at 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 11 a.m. Cost is $40 per person; regis-
ter a minimum of 48 hours in advance.
For more information on any shore-
line program or activity call 463-3764 or
to register, visit www.leeparks.org.

Estebel Night
Sailboat Race
n Saturday, May 15 the
Caloosahatchee Marching and
Chowder Society (CMCS) will
host the Estebel Night sailboat race. The
distance race from Fort Myers Beach to
the southwest corner of Sanibel Island
and back starts at 6 p.m.
For more information, contact Dan
Merriman, rear commodore of racing for
CMCS, at SailorDan07@comcast.net.4

Within 48 hours the hawk started to
revive. He ate three mice on Day 2 and
looked bright and alert. "He's holding his
wings well and standing strong," said Dr.
Amber. "His instincts are kicking in."
The hawk was transferred to the
Cannon Flight cage outdoors on May 10
and should be ready for release in the
middle of May. Dr. Amber expects the
bird's pit stop at CROW to be fairly brief.

Sportsmen Save
Money If They
Buy Permits Early
here will be an increase in the cost
of some of Florida's hunting and
saltwater fishing permits beginning
July 1. If sportsmen act now, however,
they can beat the price increase.
On July 1, the cost of a turkey permit
will go up from $5 to $10 for Florida
residents and from $100 to $125 for
nonresidents. In addition, Florida water-
fowl permits will increase from $3 to $5.
The cost of two saltwater fishing per-
mits also will go up July 1. The snook
permit will increase from $2 to $10, and
lobster permits will rise from $2 to $5.
Until July 1, though, sportsmen can
buy all of these permits at the current
prices, and all permits are valid for one
year after the date of purchase.
There also is a new deer permit that
will be required whenever hunting deer
in Florida, beginning with the upcoming
2010-11 hunting season. The permit will
cost $5 and will not be available for pur-
chase until July 1.
Those with a Sportsman's License,
Gold Sportsman's License, 64 or Older
Sportsman's License, Military Gold
Sportsman's License, Lifetime Hunting
License or Lifetime Sportsman's License
will not need to purchase the new deer
permit because it is already included in
each of these licenses, even if purchased.

"He should be flighted very soon,
and then we will take him back to Pine
Island," she said.
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:

However, the deer permit is not
included with a hunting license, combina-
tion hunting/freshwater fishing license,
combination hunting/freshwater/saltwater
license or a five-year hunting license.
Anyone hunting deer with either of these
licenses must also buy the $5 deer permit
to hunt deer legally.
All permits and related licenses can
be purchased at county tax collectors'
offices, retail outlets that sell fishing
and hunting supplies, online at www.
fl.wildlifelicense.com or by calling toll-free
888-HUNT-FLORIDA (486-8356).w


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Captiva Island

12 THERIVER MAY14,2010

The Tarpon
Migration Is Here
by Capt.
S--. Matt Mitchell
a rp arpon fishing
really heated
Sup this week
with big schools of
rolling fish being
f.f found all through
:_, our area. After
weeks of a scat-
tered fish here and
there the tarpon
migration is finally in full swing.
Calm mornings with light winds made
spotting and finding the fish so much
easier than it has been. Almost every one
of my tarpon spots in the sound from
Cabbage Key all the way down to south
of the Sanibel Causeway held good num-
bers of fish.
Part of the reason the tarpon really
showed up in giant numbers this week is
the water quickly jumped up to a warm
83 degrees and finally started to get clear.
With the clear calm conditions we had
most days it was possible to see the tar-

pon both rolling and laid up in sandholes
all over the sound. I only fished for them
in the bay this week but had reports from
fellow guides of huge numbers of fish
showing up at Knapp's Point. The dif-
ference in the number of fish in the area
from Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday
morning was like night and day, with
thousands of tarpon pouring all through
the area.
From midweek on, we jumped
between three and five fish daily; they
weighed anywhere from 60 pounds all
the way up to the 150-pound range. Live
pinfish and threadfins floated out from
the boat under a bobber worked best for
me. The cut bait rods did not see much
action at all with only a few jumped fish
on cut mullet and catfish tails.
Though I have not really been able
to get any strikes while sightfishing and
throwing at rolling fish, it sure makes
fishing much better when you are seeing
rolling fish in all directions. When you are
in rolling fish like this it's just a matter of
time until a tarpon picks up one of your
I like to be on the water before first
light when chasing tarpon this time of
year. Usually I go out and catch my pin-
fish the night before a charter and keep

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Tarpon is the perfect shallow water gamefish
them alive in the water. This way I can
leave the dock in the dark, 5:30 to 6
a.m. and be among the fish as the sun
rises. This is the magic hour. Being the
first boat on the spot can pay off big, as
it did with a hook-up within 30 seconds
of pitching the first bait one morning this
week. Tarpon usually show and roll better
at first light when the oxygen content in
the water is at the lowest level. The lower
the oxygen content the more they have
to gulp air. On the really calm days we
did see rolling fish all day long but not in
the huge numbers like the first few hours
after sunrise.
One of the favorite parts of my job as
a fishing guide is putting clients on their
first tarpon. This week I got to do it three
or more times and clients always have
that same reaction of amazement. This is
not like any other fishing you have ever
done: First seeing the rolling fish and the
size of the fish; then to feel one hooked
up and see it jump all the way out of the
water as it screams the line of the reel
like a freight train; then about 30 minutes
into a battle feeling how much will power
and just how strong these fish are.
I've always used 12/0 cut bait circle
hooks when cut bait fishing for tarpon but
for these last two seasons I have switched
from J-hooks to 4/0 and 5/0 circle
hooks for my live baits too. For their size,
tarpon generally take a bait really slowly,
then gulp it down and swim off. As soon
as they feel pressure on the line they go
airborne and the battle is on. My ratio
of landed fish to jumped fish while using

these circle hooks has improved from
one out of three landed to one out of two
landed. When using these live bait circle
hooks I slide a small plastic bead to the
curve of the hook to stop the hook turn-
ing and rehooking the bait.
Tarpon in my opinion are just about
the perfect gamefish. The fact that you
can sightfish them makes the experience
like hunting. Their giant size and unstop-
pable power make them the a battle of
a lifetime. Pound for pound I don't think
there is a stronger fish that swims. Add to
that the fact you can catch them in shal-
low water out of small boats and that they
jump completely out of the water multiple
times what could be better for a light
tackle angler.
Capt. Matt Mitchell moved to Sanibel
in 1980 and has fished local waters for
more than 25 years. He now lives in St.
James City and has worked as a back
country fishing guide for more than 10
years. If you have comments or ques-
tions email captmattmitchell@aol.com.0

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The Twins Face Issue:
Two Great Catchers,
Only One Can Play Daily
by Ed Frank
t's a dilemma. It's a monopoly. It's a problem to die for. Just
ask any Major League general manager or field manager.
The perplexing issue is the fact that the Minnesota Twins
have the best two catchers in baseball, yet how can both play on
a daily basis?
Few will argue that Joe Mauer, the reigning American League
MVP and AL batting champion three of the last four years, is the
V game's best catcher perhaps the best in history. That's why the
Twins recently signed him to an eight-year $184 million contract
But when Mauer recently went down with a foot injury, the Twins called up from
Triple A Rochester their top prospect, Wilson Ramos, who promptly smashed out
seven hits in his first two games while displaying a veteran's presence behind the plate.
The "backstop backlog" of the Twins was highlighted last week by the Chicago
Tribune and the Minneapolis Star Tribune both reporting that Ramos' value could
result in a blockbuster trade by the Twins for possibly a top-flight relief pitcher since
their All-Star closer Joe Nathan is lost for at least a year while recovering from surgery.
The 22-year-old Ramos, a native of Venezuela, is no stranger to local baseball fans.
He played the entire season here in 2008 when he led the Fort Myers Miracle to a
division championship while batting .288 with 13 home runs and 78 RBIs in 126
A broken finger and a pulled hamstring limited Ramos to a half-season at Double A
New Britain last year where he compiled a .317 average over 59 games.
This past spring, he dazzled the Twins and the opposition alike when he powered
his way to a .400 batting average. Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire made no secret of
his desire to keep Ramos on his 25-man roster when the team broke camp.
But the front office decided it was better for his future to play every day at Triple A
Rochester rather than just occasionally backing up Mauer.
"He needs to play," Twins General Manager Bill Smith said at the time. "He needs
to play every day, and we think it would be a disservice to keep him sitting. He's got a
bright, bright future."

Florida Gulf
Coast University
Founder's Cup

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F orida Gulf Coast University
Foundation will host its 19th
annual FGCU Founder's Cup Golf
Tournament on Friday, October 15.
Proceeds from the day will benefit the
FGCU Foundation, which provides funds
to enhance scientific, educational and
athletic programs related to the mission
of the university, outside the scope of
regular state funding.
The event will begin at 11:30 a.m.
with a buffet lunch at Grey Oaks Country
Club in Naples. Shotgun start is at 1:15
p.m. There will be a post-tournament
awards reception and buffet dinner.
For more information or to register
contact Michele Kroffke at 239-590-
1074 and mkroffke@fgcu.edu, or visit

Junior Golfers
Earn Scholarships
Nine outstanding high school seniors
from Lee and Collier counties have
been awarded the Academic &
Athletic Achievement Award scholarships
from the WCI/Mercedes-Benz of Fort
Myers Junior Golf Foundation.
Alexander Felice, who attends South
Fort Myers High, will receive a $4,000
scholarship from the foundation.
Airik Medinis of Fort Myers High
School and Louna Jacques of Golden
Gate High School each will receive a
$3,000 scholarship.
Alex Giguere of Naples High School;
Chase Marinell of Bishop Verot High
School; Brad Wollman of Barron Collier
High School, and William Kuhn Jr., who
is home schooled, each will receive a
$2,000 scholarship.
Joseph Caiazza of North Fort Myers
High School and Miko Dougherty of Ida
S. Baker High School each will receive a
$1,000 scholarship.
"We are very happy to continue this
11-year tradition of recognizing students
who have worked hard in their communi-
ties, respective schools and their pursuit
of the game of golf," said David L. Fry,
president and CEO of WCI Communities.
"We want to thank the many people who
have contributed in one way or another
over the years to this investment in the
education of our youth an important
investment in our future."
The scholarships will be presented at
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THERIVER MAY14, 2010 13
That future arrived quickly when
Mauer was injured in early May and
Ramos was called up. At week's end
having played in seven games, he was
hitting .296.
Now that Mauer has recovered, the
Twins face the same dilemma they did
at the conclusion of spring training. Do
they keep the exciting Ramos as a back-
up to Mauer? Do they trade him, or do -
they send him back to the minors?
We should know that answer soon.
Miracle Add Pitching Help
The Fort Myers Miracle added three
strong pitching arms to their roster in
recent days as the season moved into .
the second month.
Early this week, the Twins
announced that they promoted right-
handed pitchers Liam Hendriks and
Steve Blevins to High-A Fort Myers
from Low-A Beloit. To make room
on the Miracle 25-man roster, pitcher
Michael Allen was promoted to
Double-A New Britain. Wilson Ramos
Hendricks, a native of Australia, was
2-1 with a 1.32 ERA with Beloit. Blevins was tied for third in the Midwest League with
six saves and a 2-0 record with Beloit.
Last week, the Twins also promoted left-hander Dan Osterbrock from Beloit after
he had pitched a no-hitter for the Snappers in a seven-inning game. Osterbrock is out
of the University of Cincinnati.
The 12-17 Miracle play on the road this week at Tampa and Bradenton before
returning home to Hammond Stadium today, Friday, for a 10-game home stand start-
ing with the Bradenton Marauders today and Saturday, followed by four games with
Clearwater and four games against Daytona.
Kyle Gibson Moves To New Britain
Kyle Gibson, the Minnesota Twins first-round draft pick last year, was promoted
to Double-A New Britain this week. He departs Fort Myers after picking up a victory
Monday at Tampa. The 22-year old posted a 4-1 record with a 1.87 ERA in seven
starts for then Miracle, while striking out 40 batters in 43 2/3 innings.m

14 THERIVER MAY14,2010

Plant Smart:


Sweet acacia's long thorns provide protective cover for nesting birds
and make it a good barrier plant in the home landscape

by Gerri Reaves
Sweet acacia's (Acacia farnesiana) fine-textured, feathery leaves and yellow
puff-ball flowers make it one of Florida's most beautiful shrubs or small trees.
Its native habitat includes shell mounds, pinelands and hammocks.
This member of the pea family grows 15 to 25 feet in height and to a width of
similar proportions. It develops a rounded, symmetrical open crown and has somewhat
rough brown bark. Many small leaflets comprise the leaves of about four inches long.
Small fragrant pom-poms appear individually or in clusters. They bloom throughout
the year in South Florida and attract butterflies.
The fruit in the glossy three- to six-inch cylindrical pods are a food source for birds
and other wildlife.

Bright yellow flower puffs contrast with feathery foliage

On a practical note, sweet acacia's long sharp thorns make it an excellent barrier or
security plant for the landscape. The paired whitish thorns also ensure safe cover and
nesting areas for birds.
This evergreen tree is highly drought tolerant and moderately salt tolerant. Plant it
in full sun in well-drained soil. Pest and insect resistance mean less maintenance and
more time to enjoy sweet acacia's airy, feathery glory.
Propagate this native tree with seeds or cuttings. It can be grown as a container or
bonsai tree, too.
Sources: National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida; The Shrubs and
Woody Vines of Florida by Gil Nelson, and hort.ufl.edu.
Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create
a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant, hurricane- and pest-resistant South Florida

From page 8
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.;
Wednesday 7 p.m.
Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi
7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers,
481-4040, Pastor, Steve Hess
Sunday Services: 8 a.m. traditional;
9:30 a.m. contemporary; 11 a.m. blendings.
Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.0

Rain Barrel
Rain Barrel Workshop Saturday,
May 22, 9 to 11 a.m. Florida
Yards & Neighborhoods Rain
Barrel Workshop
Join Florida Yards and Neighborhoods
for a Rain Barrel Workshop and learn
how rain barrels can collect water from
your roof. Just 1/4-inch of rain on a typi-
cal roof will create over 600 gallons of
water. During class, transform a 55-gal-
lon recycled barrel that you can take

home. This class is taught by Lee County
Extension Master Gardeners.
The next class will be on Saturday,
May 22, 9 to 11 a.m. at Rutenberg
Park, 6490 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort
Myers. Cost is $45 per rain barrel.
Call Pam at 533-7523 to register.0
From page 1
Port Authority
Breaks Ground
22,613-square-foot terminal building, a
24,000-square-foot multi-use hangar, a
new fuel farm with jet and AvGas fuel,
intersection improvements at Fowler
Street and Page Field Commons, a park-
ing lot, new entrance roadway and native
The estimated total economic impact
will be $28 million and construction activ-
ities alone will support 300 jobs, accord-
ing to the port authority. The total project
cost is $16.2 million and has a planned
401-day construction schedule.
"Business at Page continues to grow
with nearly 76,000 annual opera-
tions and according to a 2009 Florida
Department of Transportation (FDOT)
Economic Impact Report, Page Field
accounts for nearly 1,000 jobs and con-
tributes $95.4 million to the local econo-
my," said Robert M. Ball, port authority
executive director. "The infrastructure
improvements started today at Page Field
will help us meet the future demand of
general aviation in Southwest Florida."O

Take A Cruise

Into The Past
n cooperation with Captiva Cruises
and The Mound House Cultural
Resources Center an historic cruise
is being offered on Friday, June 18.
Departure will be from Punta Rassa at
9 a.m. and the cruise will proceed to
the historic Mound House on Estero
Bay where Theresa Schober, director
of cultural resources, will conduct a tour
and sneak peek of the new underground
archeological exhibit.

Along the way you'll learn about the
dynamic history and ecology of Punta
Rassa, Pine Island Sound and Estero Bay.
The new exhibit at The Mound House
offers a rare opportunity to walk in to
an actual Calusa shell mound to observe
its construction, its layers and to see this
cross section of over a thousand years of
Southwest Florida history. Reservations
are required as space is limited. Cost for
this unique opportunity is $45 per person
which includes a donation to The Mound
House Cultural Resources Center. Return
time to Punta Rassa is 1:30 p.m.
For more information or reservations
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Working Together To Spruce Up
Local Children's Center


FGCU Women's Volleyball Team members volunteer their time at the Joseph P. Messina
Children's Center. Far left is Coach Dave Nichols. Far right is Sherwin Williams Store
Manager Lance Fisher and Assistant Manager David Kesecker.
The women's volleyball team of Florida Gulf Coast University traded in their
volleyballs for paint brushes April 24 to repaint the interior of the Joseph H.
Messina Children's Center on Fowler Street.
The girls volunteered their time to the non-profit child care center as a community
service project. Sherwin Williams Co. at 5232 Bank Street in Fort Myers donated the
paint and supplies for the day, courtesy of Manager Lance Fisher.

Women's Volleyball Team members paint the interior walls of the lobby, kitchen and hall-

"We are very grateful for the teamwork
displayed by the FGCU Women's Volleyball
Team and Sherwin Williams Co. Because
of their can-do attitude and the coordina-
tion by the United Way Volunteer Center,
our kids have a much nicer looking place
to learn," said Messina Center Director
Tamara Aronson.
FGCU Coach Dave Nichols approached
the United Way Volunteer Center and
asked about possible community projects
that the volleyball team could perform on a
Saturday. The volunteer center put Nichols
in touch with Child Care of Southwest
Florida, Inc., which operates the child care
"We always are looking for volunteers
to help in the centers, especially when it

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is for an improvement
that we wouldn't ordinar-
ily be able to fund," said
Nancy Coker, COO of
Child Care of Southwest
Florida, Inc. "When we
contacted Lance Fisher
of Sherwin Williams
Co., he was more than
happy to contribute the
paint and supplies for the
day. He and Assistant
Manager David Kesecker
even joined the girls for
the painting project and
offered painting tips."
The Joseph H.
Messina Children's Center
cares for children from
ages one through eight.
The center is among only
a few child care centers
in Lee County that offer
evening child care as well
as care during the day-
time. The center, which is
accredited by the National
Accreditation Commission
(NAC), is licensed to care
for 105 children. Hours
of operation are 6:30
a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
For more informa-
tion about the Joseph
H. Messina Children's
Center, call 278-1148
or visit www.messina@
For more informa-
tion about the services of
Child Care of Southwest
Florida, Inc., call 278-
1002 or visit www.ccswfl.


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Angels Of The Arts Winners

Ruth Christman, Arts Organization Leader
of the Year with Maestro Andrew Kurtz

The Alliance for the Arts announced the winners of the seventh annual Angels
of the Arts Awards on Monday, May 3 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre.
Host Bill Wood from FOX 4 entertained guests between award presentations
and special performances by Act Up Productions, Trevor Schmidt, Kat Epple and
Dance Alliance. Eighty-eight nominees waited in anticipation, with family, friends and
co-workers to see if they would take home a trophy. And the recipients of the 2010
Angels of the Arts Awards are:
Literary Artist of the Year: Jesse Millner
Arts Teacher of the Year: Eric Riemenschneider
Arts Volunteer of the Year: Judy Woods
New Artist of the Year: Philip Huebeck

Jason Parrish, Performance Artist of the Robert Cacioppo, Florida Repertory Theatre
Year with Kat Epple owner and winner of Arts Organization of
the Year with Sonia Arledge-Lomano
Visual Artist of the Year: Marcus Jansen
Business Arts Sponsor of the Year: Northern Trust
Arts Benefactor of the Year: John Boler
Arts Publication of the Year: Mangrove Review
Arts Journalist of the Year: Dick Westlake
Young Artist of the Year: Keana Jordan
Performance Artist of the Year: Jason Parrish
Organization Leader of the Year: Ruth Christman
Arts Organization of the Year: Florida Repertory Theatre
Artist, Lifetime Achievement: Wellington Ward
The Angels of the Arts Awards recognizes the positive and essential impact of art-
ists, art organizations, artistic educators and supporters in Lee County's Quality of Life
and Economic Development. Congratulations to the 2010 Angels of the Arts.O

Figure, Portrait

Drawing And
Painting Class
The Portrait and Figure Painters
Society of Southwest Florida, Inc.
is offering the following classes:
May 15, Figure Drawing, includes
May 22, Portrait Dawing, includes
May 29, Portrait Painting includes
The cost of the class is $40 for mem-
bers, $45 for non-members for three
sessions, (minimum five participants). The
instructor will be Geoffrey Hamel.
The class will run from 2 to 4 p.m.,
and there will be three different models,
clothed or draped. Each model will be
posing two hours in the afternoon on
their assigned day. Open sessions will be
held in the morning. Bring your own sup-
Call Renate M Reuter at 481-2081 or
send e-mail to nadi@nadifineart.com for
more information.
Hamel holds a master of fine arts 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 uni-
versity level. Currently, he teaches basic
drawing at FGCU and figure drawing

through the adult continuing education at
Edison State College. Hamel has shown
his work over the years in local, regional
and a few national shows winning numer-
ous awards. You may view a collection
of his art work on the Website: www.

Shell Point
Presents Summer

Concert Series

Naples Jazz Orchestra

Dick Hyman

hell Point Retirement Community
will present a Summer Music
Series for the first time ever. This
series will include three performances

in the church auditorium as
Dick Hyman Trio, The
Great American Songbook,
Thursday, June 24 at 7 p.m.
The Naples Jazz
Orchestra, The Best of Big
Band, Monday, July 19 at
Reiko, Violinist and
Friends, Monday, August 2,
at 7 p.m
Tickets are on sale now
and the entire concert series
with all three concerts can be
purchased for $35, or indi-
vidually for $15. To purchase
tickets or for more informa-
tion call 454-2067.7

Katherine Boren and Keana Jordan, Young
Artist of the Year


THERIVER MAY14,2010 17

A Special

Volunteer Joshua Miller with baby Juliet

Cara Ebersole

Donna and Taylor Lessler and Awilda and Katina Saldinger

T ARC, Inc. held a Day of Caring on Saturday, May 1 at one of its residential
locations in Cape Coral home to six men and women with developmental dis-
abilities. Kim Berghs, volunteer coordinator for United Way, organized a morning
full of memories as Target Store 2316 Team Members Anita, Lucas and Juliet Boyce,
Donna and Taylor Lessler, Awilda and Katina Saldinger, and Cara Ebersole, along with
volunteer Joshua Miller, blessed LARC with sports equipment and a morning of enter-
tainment. Target then donated the sports equipment to LARC.
LARC is a United Way Partner Agency dedicated to promoting and providing
opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to live and work in our com-
munities. LARC provides sensitivity awareness programs, adult day training programs,
supported living, supported employment, mobile work crews and the ability to create
custom wood products, assemble materials, mailings and bundle packages.0

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18 THERIVER MAY14,2010

Local Author To Discuss Latest Book

The Darkest Shade

of Honor

Shell Point Hosting
Cook Out, Tour
hell Point Retirement Community will
host an assisted living informational
event on Tuesday, May 25 at 5 p.m.
at its Kings Crown Assisted Living on The
Island at Shell Point.
There will be cook-out and a presen-
tation about Shell Point's assisted living
options presented by Rita Southern, direc-
tor of assisted living. The presentation will
be followed by a tour of the facility iand
furnished residences.
Shell Point has two assisted living
facilities on site, the King's Crown Assisted
Living and the Arbor Assisted Living. The
King's Crown was recently renovated and
features 120 residential units. The Arbor
Assisted Living has 132 units.
To reserve a space or for more informa-
tion call McKenzie Boren at 454-2077.0

Robert Macomber

The Academy at Shell Point invites
the public to attend a program presented by Robert N. Macomber, a well-
known local author. Macomber will offer insight into research for his latest
book, The Darkest Shade of Honor, on Monday, May 24, from 10 a.m. to 11:30
a.m. The presentation will be held in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands
neighborhood at Shell Point Retirement Community, Fort Myers.
The book is set in 1886 with scenes from New York, Havana, Key West, Tampa,
Sarasota, and many barrier islands in Florida. The plot revolves around a story of
Cuban revolutionaries who are operating in Florida, while Spanish agents try to stop
them and the U.S. Government attempts to discover them.
Books will be available with a book signing at the end of the presentation.
The event is free; however seating is limited and a reservation is required. Call 454-
2054 to RSVP or for further information

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472-1415 I Gymnastics Association will host
Sthe Senior Showcase Invitational
Gymnastics Meet on May 21 and 22 at
Bay Oaks Recreation Center, Fort Myers
S,1 Beach.
.I jIt will feature some of the nation's
most outstanding high school senior gym-
\ _- nasts.
Admission is $5 for one day or $8 for
both days.
:r- Fa.t -Ji On Friday May 21 the gym will open
at 9:30 a.m. with an Olympic style
march-in. Opening ceremonies will begin
at 10:40 a.m. Competition starts at
11 a.m. The Team Champion and All
4 J Around Champion will be determined on
\0 0 CSHEI this day.
V OM SHE LL On Saturday May 22 the gym will
open at 9 a.m. with the march-in at
10:20 a.m. and the competition starting
at 10:30 a.m. This will be the Individual
Championships for all four events with
SI awards to follow.

Kings Crown Grand Salon Area

From page 18
Junior Golfers
Pelican Preserve on behalf of the mem-
bers of the scholarship committee: Ed
Weber, general manager and director
of golf for Raptor Bay Golf Club; Bryan
McManis, director of golf for Pelican
Preserve Golf Club; Bob Radunz, regional
general manager for The Colony Golf
& Bay Club, and Connie Boyd, WCI
Communities director of communication.
The scholarships are awarded on an
annual basis to junior golfers who partici-
pate in the WCI/Mercedes-Benz of Fort
Myers Junior Golf Tour. The tour starts
its 10th season Saturday, June 12 with
a Parent-Child Invitational kick-off event
hosted by Pelican Preserve Golf Club in
Fort Myers.
The WCI/Mercedes-Benz of Fort
Myers Junior Golf Foundation was
formed in 1999 and awards scholarships
annually to graduating seniors who qualify
from Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties.
In addition to being members of the foun-
dation, the junior golfers must maintain
a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
Foundation membership costs $10, and
details are available at www.wcigolf.com/

Free Family
he Dr. Piper Center for Social
Services will host a free program
for seniors, families and children
on Saturday, May 22 from 11 .m. to 1
p.m. The program, entitled Memorial
Day Reflections, will be held at the
Share Club North, 5170 Orange Grove
Boulevard in North Fort Myers.
There will be a free lunch, crafts, sing-
ing and dancing. Seating is limited. RSVP
to Cheryl at 332-5346 or email Cheryl@

School District
On-Line Training
Area trainers and developers have a
unique opportunity to learn how
Lee County School District is suc-
cessfully converting many of its educa-
tional programs to online training. They'll
also hear about an innovative program
for interactive training that begins at the
kindergarten level.
It's all happening May 19, 11:30
a.m. to 1 p.m., when attendees of
the Southwest Florida Chapter of the
American Society for Training and
Development meet for lunch at the Lee
County Public Education Center in Fort
Presenters will be Marie Vetter, prin-
cipal, Trafalgar Elementary School, who
will discuss Kagan Cooperative Learning
Strategies, and Vicki Stockman, director,
staff development, who will talk about
Online Training.
Attendees will also have an opportu-
nity to tour the Education Center and see
various training rooms, computer labs,
and Adult Education program classrooms.
Cost for the meeting is $10, includ-
ing lunch. To register, send an e-mail to
johnmfischerjr@gmail.com. Registration
deadline is Monday, May 17.
The Lee County Public Education
Center is at 2855 Colonial Boulevard.@

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VITA volunteers at a ceremony in their honor at United Way
Tax Assistance Program Returned
$1 million To Low Income Families
The United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades and the Consumer Credit
Counseling Service have announced that the total dollars returned to the
region's lower income taxpayers by the Volunteer Income Assistance (VITA)
program was $1,079,000. The announcement was made at a ceremony May 5
honoring the volunteers who prepared the tax returns.
Consumer Credit Counseling (CCC) and the United Way provided free tax prepara-
tion services for working people and their families. VITA volunteers prepared and sub-

mitted approximately 600 free and confidential tax returns. The 70 volunteers were
trained and certified by the IRS.
"The average refund to VITA participants was $1,785 which may have prevented
the foreclosure of someone's home, or purchased groceries for a family for several
months," said Roger Mercado, director of allocations and community planning for the
United Way.
A prime goal of the free service is to help taxpayers who qualify for the earned
income tax credit (EITC) and other similar credits to receive them. A large number
of taxpayers who could qualify for the EITC do not claim the credit. Last year, the
Consumer Credit Counseling Service and United Way tax service partnership gener-
ated over $277,000 in refunds for area residents.O

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20 THERIVER MAY 14, 2010

Local Students To
Walk In Footsteps

Of U.S. Leaders

Alec Worth
T his summer, over 250 outstanding
middle school students from across
the United States will take part in
an extraordinary leadership conference
in Washington, DC. Themed Voices of
Leadership: Reflecting on the Past to cre-
ate the Future, the Junior National Young
Leaders Conference (JrNYLC) introduces
young people to the rich tradition of
leadership throughout American history,
while helping them develop their own
leadership skills.
One of the students who will be
attending is Alec Worth, a 7th grader at
Oak Hammock Middle School. Alec will
be attending the Junior National Young
Leaders Conference from June 26 to July
1. He has maintained a High Honor Roll
status for as long as he can remember
and is a member of the Junior National
Honor Society.
Alec is also the notary for the Junior
Knights of Columbus Squires in Lehigh
Acres, where he has done community
service such as neighborhood clean-ups
and retirement community grounds keep-
Alec was recognized by the Marine
Corps League with a Distinguished
Service Award for his service to the veter-
ans residing at the West Palm Beach VA
Medical Center's Extended Care Facility.
He was able to bring comfort and assis-
tance to the veterans, as well as put a
smile on their faces.
"The aim of the Junior National
Young Leaders Conference is to inspire
students to recognize their own leadership
skills, measure their skills against those
of current and former leaders and return
home with new confidence in their abil-
ity to exercise positive influence within
their communities," said Marguerite
Regan, dean of academic affairs for the
Congressional Youth Leadership Council
(CYLC), the organization that sponsors
JrNYLC. "Young people are not only
welcome in Washington, DC., they actu-
ally keep this city and our country run-

During the six-day program, scholars
take part in educational activities and
presentations and visit relevant sites,
such as Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
and Washington, DC's monuments and
In addition to examining notable U.S.
leaders and historic figures, students study
the impact of leadership throughout criti-
cal periods of American history including
the Civil War and Reconstruction, World
War II, the Great Depression and the
Civil Rights Movement. Upon completion
of JrNYLC, students gain a greater sense
of understanding of the role of individuals
in American democracy, as well as the
responsibilities of being a leader.
CYLC is a nonpartisan, educational
organization. Since 1985, the Council
has inspired more than 200,000 young
people to achieve their full leadership
potential. Members of the U.S. Congress
join the commitment by serving on the
CYLC Honorary Congressional Board
of Advisors. In addition, more than 40
embassies participate in the Council's
Honorary Board of Embassies.
For additional information, visit www.

Senior Is National

Merit Scholar

Matthew E. Feiock
Matthew E. Feiock is one of
2,500 students nationally to
be selected as the winner of a
National Merit $2,500 scholarship.
A senior at Canterbury School in
Fort Myers, Matthew is a member of
the Cum Laude Society, the National
Honor Society, the Spanish Honor
Society, Mu Alpha Theta and the Science
National Honor Society. He is active
in the school's chess club, math team
and participated in the regional science
fair in his sophomore, junior and senior
years. In his junior year, Matthew's sci-
ence research was chosen to compete at
the state level. Last year, he received the
Harvard Book Award and was named a
Furman Scholar.
Matthew, the son of Brian and Leslie
Feiock of Fort Myers, will attend Cornell
University in the fall.4

College President
Surprised With
Honorary Dearee

Dr. Kenneth P. Walker

Graduation is a culmination of hard
work, dedication, and achieve-
ment. When a student discovers
his or her true calling they become pas-
sionate on the topic. The student works
long nights to researching problems,
exploring new angles, and working to
shed new light on the topic.
On May 7, for the first time, the
Edison State College commencement cer-
emony included students earning a bac-
calaureate degree in education. Just after
the ceremony began, the Edison State
College Board of Trustees, Faculty Senate
and the executive vice president surprised
Dr. Kenneth P. Walker with Edison
State's very first baccalaureate degree in
"Dr. Walker's body of work exempli-
fies that of a true leader in education,"
said Dr. Noreen Thomas, executive vice
president and Lee Campus president.
"He has dedicated his personal and pro-
fessional life to finding new pathways for
students to reach their educational goals.
He is genuinely an advocate for expand-
ing education."
This is also the first time in the col-
lege's 48-year history that an honorary
degree has been awarded.
"Dr. Walker is a national leader in
the community college baccalaureate
movement. It is because of his leadership
Edison State College is able to offer bach-
elor degrees to our students," said Mary
Lee Mann, Edison State College board of
trustee member. "This honor is a perfect
match for his many accomplishments."
"I am truly humbled and happily
surprised," said Walker. "I am blessed
to work with such talented, considerate
and bright people. Together, our team of
faculty, staff and administrators has been
able to make higher education attain-
able for more students than was possible
only a few years ago. I can't thank them
enough for their hard work and for this
meaningful honor."

Walker joined Edison Community
College in 1991. He is the founder and
chairman of The Comprehensive College
Baccalaureate Association, which strives
to promote better access to the bacca-
laureate degree on community college
campuses, and to serve as a resource for
information on various models for accom-
plishing this purpose. In 2008, Walker
successfully worked with Florida's legis-
lature to begin offering bachelor degrees
at Edison College. Today Edison State
College offers 10 bachelor degrees, asso-
ciate in arts degrees, associate in science
degrees and certificate training.
"Edison State College is fortunate
to have the astute vision Dr. Walker
brings to the education," said Dr. Randall
Parrish, Edison State College board of
trustee chairman. "We look forward to his
continued leadership as we move into our
upcoming 50th anniversary celebrations
in 2012 and beyond."O5

School French
Team A Winner
In March, the Canterbury School
French Academic Team attended the
Congress de la Culture FranGoise the
French state competition in Orlando.
The team took first place in its division
and fifth place overall. More than 900
students from 47 schools participated in
the three-day event.
Canterbury's Casse-Tete Team com-
peted in a Jeopardy-type event requiring
overall knowledge of French culture, cur-
rent events and geography with all ques-
tions and answers in French. The team,
comprised of seniors Emmie Derback and
Aislinn Kane and junior Carl Nist-Lund,
defeated all other schools in a five-round
Freshman Kiana Olmstead earned a
Prix du Jury (best in her category) for a
poetry recitation at Level II.
The 25-member team is coached by
Canterbury French teachers Kathryn
Wilbur and Viviane Chase. K

Learning For
Life Dinner
ix teachers from across Lee
County will be honored at the
6th annual Learning for Life
Recognition Dinner at Broadway
Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial
Boulevard, Fort Myers at 5:30 p.m.
Monday, May 10.
During the evening there will be
performances by schools that include
instrumental and vocal performances and
dance pieces. The highlight of the eve-
ning will be student speeches where they
share how Learning for Life made a dif-
ference in their character and life choices.
Learning for Life is a Character
Education Program that provides services
for Lee County Public Schools and is an
affiliation of the Boy Scouts of America.
Currently, this program serves more than
40 schools and over 19,000 students.O

Financial Focus
Five Key
by Jennifer Basey
A s you strive
to achieve
/ your long-
| term goals, such
S| as a comfortable
retirement, you
may, at times, feel
frustrated over
events you can't
influence, such as
the up-and-down
movements of the financial markets. Yet
there is much you can control once
you determine the answers to just five
key questions.
Where am I today? Take stock of all
your assets your IRA, 401(k) and other
savings and investment accounts. Then,
do the same for your debts, such as your
mortgage and any other financial obliga-
tions. On your financial journey through
life, it's essential that you know your start-
ing point.
Where would I like to be? Once you've
established where you are today, you'll
need to identify where you'd like to be
tomorrow. How much will you need to
pay for the retirement lifestyle you've
envisioned? Will you be able to help pay
for your children's or grandchildren's col-
lege education? Will you need to support
any other family members? At this stage,
you'll want to write down all your goals
and put a price tag on each one.

Can I get there? After you've identi-
fied your goals, determine if they are, in
fact, achievable. By considering a variety
of factors including your likely future
income stream and your family situation
- you should be able to determine if you
can attain your goals or if you need to
modify them in some way.
How do I get there? Now it's time to
put a strategy into action. Specifically,
you need to choose those investments
that can help you pursue the goals you've
selected. Your ideal portfolio will depend
on your risk tolerance and time horizon,
but, in general, you'll want a diversified
mix of quality investments. While diver-
sification, by itself, cannot guarantee a
profit or protect against loss, it can help
reduce the effects of volatility. As you put
together your holdings, make sure you
understand what you can expect from
your investments. For example, growth
stocks may offer the highest potential
returns, but they also carry the greatest
risk. On the other hand, investment-grade
bonds can offer a steady income stream
and, barring the default of the issuer, will
repay your principal when they mature.
How can I stay on track? Once you've
built your investment portfolio, you'll
need to review it regularly at least once
a year to help ensure it's still meeting
your needs. After all, many things can
and will change in your life, such as your
family situation, your goals, your employ-
ment and your risk tolerance. To address
these changes, you'll need to adjust your
portfolio over time.
As you can see, answering all these
questions will take both work and exper-
tise. That's why you may want to work

with a professional financial advisor to
help you identify your goals and create a
strategy for pursuing them.
In any case, though, start asking and
answering these five key questions as
soon as you can. It's easier to reach your
financial goals if you put time on your
Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor
in Fort Myers. She can be reached at

Free Roth IRA
ennifer Basey, financial advisor
with Edward Jones, will present
a investment workshop on Roth
IRAs Retirement can be Less Taxing.
Attendees will learn about the benefits
of Roth IRAs and why a new tax law
change makes 2010 an especially
opportune year to consider converting
to Roth IRAs from traditional IRAs, SEP
The workshop will be presented from
noon to 1 p.m. on May 18 and May 25
at Basey's Edward Jones office located at
1952-2 Park Meadows Drive, Fort Myers,
one block west of Cleveland Avenue.
Reservations can be made by calling Jenn
Moss at 437-5900. Workshops include
Jennifer Basey is an accredited asset
management specialist providing finan-
cial services to individual investors and a
regular weekly columnist for The River
Weekly News.4

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New Director
Of Education

Daniel C. Mitton
he Island Coast AIDS Network,
Inc. (ICAN) has appointed Daniel
C. (Dan) Mitton as its new director
of education and prevention. Mitton's
responsibilities will include HIV/AIDS
education, HIV counseling and testing,
prevention education and outreach ser-
vices. Mitton has worked with various
organizations serving people infected
and affected by HIV/AIDS since the mid
1980s, primarily volunteering to assist
in education, case management and cli-
ent care services. Mitton has been serv-
ing as an educator for ICAN since early
2008 and has a background in insur-
ance, finance and banking.4

The Immokalee
Installs Board

John Costigan
The Immokalee Foundation, dedi-
cated to empowering Immokalee's
children through programs focused
on education, vocation and life skills,
announced the installation of the 2010-
11 board of directors. Each officer will
serve a one-year term.

Serving as officers are John Costigan,
chair; John Henry, vice chair and interim
treasurer; and Alison Douglas, Cummings
& Lockwood, secretary.
"I'm honored to have been elected
to serve as chair of The Immokalee
Foundation board of directors," said
Costigan. "Together, with the board and
our staff, we will expand opportunities for
the children of Immokalee to succeed in
school and in life."
Board members at large are George
Franks; Don Gunther; WR "Skip"
Hildebrand; Cynthia Janssen, Collier
County Public Schools; Kevin Johnson,
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; Lisa
Merritt, JP Morgan Private Bank; Don
O'Neill; Louise Penta; Penny Phillippi,
Immokalee Community Redevelopment
Agency; Jeffrey Randall; Peggy Redlinger;
Bob Schoonmaker, Fifth Third Bank;
Sheryl Soukup, Immokalee Housing &
Family Services; Dick Stonesifer; Bob
Tarter and Joe Zednik.
Since 1991, The Immokalee
Foundation has been creating pathways
to success for many of the children in
Immokalee through a variety of programs
that focus on college scholarships, the
development of vocational skills, mentor-
ship, reading proficiency and after-school
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9122, e-mail info@immokaleefoundation.
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Dana ID #469439

All pets can be adopted for half the
regular adoption fee throughout
the month of May at Lee County
Domestic Animal Services.
Name: Dana
Breed: A little bit of everything,
Boxer/pointer/pit bull
Sex: Female
Age: 2
Color: White with tan markings
I am a real cutie with the prettiest
eyes you have ever seen. Another one of
my endearing features is the way one of
my ears goes up when I'm really paying
attention. It's my studious and smart look.
I'm what you would call a Heinz 57 vari-
ety or a mix of a lot of breeds that gives
me a unique look with my great coloring
and cute spots. I guess I was out playing
and got lost because I ended up at the
shelter. Wouldn't you like to bring me
home to be your best friend?

Midnight ID #458665
Adoption Fee: $37.50 during the May
Madness adoption promotion.
Name: Midnight
Breed: Domestic short hair
Sex: Neutered male
Age: 11/2 years
Color: Black
I'm a beautiful, playful cat with a shiny
coat and great personality. As pretty
and sweet as I am, I am not sure why I
haven't been adopted yet. I've been here
quite a while. The ladies who volunteer
with us cats love me and I love them
but honestly, I wish I could go to a real
home. I could be a great lap cat for you.
When your lap isn't available I can amuse
myself (mostly with sleeping and playing)
so I'm quite versatile in my personality.
Adoption Fee: $25 during the May
Madness adoption promotion.
For information about this week's
pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log
on to www.LeeLostPets.com. When call-
ing, refer to the animal's ID number.
The shelter is open for adoptions
from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday
through Saturday. The shelter is located
at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next
to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, off Six
Mile Cypress Parkway.0

Pet-Friendly Event To
Benefit Local Animal Shelter
F lorida Gulf
Bank will host
its second Dog
Gone Good Time
lunch for dog owners
and their pets at its
College Pointe loca-
tion on Friday, May
14 from 11 a.m. to
3 p.m. There will be
a complimentary hot
dog lunch with special
treats for accompany-
ing pets.
Guests may bring a
donation of pet food
which will be given to
Lee County Humane
Society. Nearly 40 This dog took a break after having a treat at last year's Dog
dogs and their own- Gone Good Time at Florida Gulf Bank
ers attended last
year. Florida Gulf Bank is located at 9101 College Pointe Court in the College Pointe
Shopping Center. For more information, call 332-4440.0

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Dog Agility Match At Civic Center
e Calusa Dog Agility
Club will be holding
an Agility Fun Match
on May 22 at the Lee Civic
Center, 11831 Bayshore
Road, Fort Myers, outside
on the grass from 9 a.m.
until approximately 3 p.m.
There will be an $8 grounds
fee per vehicle. Exhibitors
will need to submit an entry
form by May 17, available at
www.calusadog.org or e-mail
The Fun Match will
showcase exhibitors and St Bernard easily leaps over the gate
their dogs as they negotiate
obstacle courses for speed and accuracy.
Agility, the fastest-growing canine sport, allows dogs to demonstrate their nimble
nature and versatility by maneuvering a challenging course of obstacles, including tun-
nels, weave poles, jumps and seesaws. All dogs can compete, from a tiny Chihuahua
to a giant Irish wolfhound. Dogs of all sizes run the same course with adjustments in
the expected time and jump height. Agility originated in England in 1978 and was
designed to be halftime entertainment at the Crufts Dog Show.The AKC held its first
agility trials in 1994 with 2,000 entries that year. In 2009, there were over one mil-
lion entries. Agility is a fan favorite from a spectator point of view. Anyone looking to
give their dogs a constructive outlet, to form a stronger bond with their pet and play
together in the process can train to participate in this sport.
The Calusa Dog Agility Club is a brand new not for profit organization serving the
Southwest Florida area. The club provides opportunities for competition in the sport
of dog agility and helps dog lovers in the community find training in agility, obedience,
rally and other dog performance activities.
Other objectives are to promote and publicize dog sports, provide learning oppor-
tunities for competitors to develop skills, share knowledge regarding training and
handling methods and promote the humane treatment of dogs. Prior to the formation
of the Calusa Dog Agility Club, the closest venues available for competition were in
Miami, West Palm Beach, Vero Beach and Palmetto.0

Departments Team Up For Programs
On Pet Hurricane Preparedness
L ee County's Library System, Domestic Animal Services, and Park &
Recreation departments are teaming up to present free programs on pet res-
cue and pet hurricane preparedness. The program begins with a viewing of
the documentary movie, Mine, about pet rescue efforts and the reuniting of pets
and owners after Hurricane Katrina. Discussion about pet preparedness and rescue
efforts on a local level follows the movie.
Programs will be held as follows:
12 p.m. Saturday, May 15 at Northwest Regional Library, 519 Chiquita
Boulevard North, Cape Coral
3 p.m. Thursday, June 3 at East County Regional Library, 881 Gunnery Road,
Lehigh Acres
Each program will last about two hours; 90 minutes for the movie and 30 minutes
for discussion. A representative from Lee County Domestic Animal Services will be on
hand to answer questions and provide information at the program on June 3.
"With hurricane season less than a month away, people begin to think about typical
readiness plans, but for those of us with pets, we need to take extra steps," said Karen
Sloan, development specialist for Lee County Library System. "We are pleased to have
the cooperation of Domestic Animal Services and Parks & Recreation in bringing this
film and beneficial discussion to pet owners throughout Lee County."
Public performances of Mine, directed by Geralyn Pezanoski, are made available to
Lee County Library System by Recorded Books in association with Film Movement.
Hailed as "absorbing," "a must see," "Oscar material" and "the best movie at SXSW,"
Mine is a feature-length, independent documentary about the essential bond between
humans and animals, set against the backdrop of one of the worst natural disasters in
modern U.S. history: Hurricane Katrina. This gripping, character-driven story follows
New Orleans residents as they attempt the daunting task of trying to reunite with their
pets who have been adopted by families all over the country, and chronicles the cus-
tody battles that arise when two families love the same pet. Who determines the fate
of the animals and the people involved? A compelling meditation on race, class
and the power of compassion, Mine examines how we treat animals as an extension
of how we view and treat each other.
Programs are free and open to the public. For more information contact the Lee
County Library System Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636) or check the Web
site: www.leegov.com/library. A sign language interpreter is available with five business
days notice to library staff. Assistive listening system available; request at desk.0

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Kitten Season
Puts Shelters
At Bursting Point
It's the time of year when Lee County becomes
inundated with more and more cats and the num-
ber entering Lee County Domestic Animal Services
(LCDAS) increases by 34 percent. Pet owners cite
cost as the major reason for not sterilizing pets; how-
ever, low-cost and even no-cost solutions are now
Kitten season begins in spring, peaks in the summer
and lasts until fall. It's the time of year when shelters
struggle to deal with the onslaught of unintentional yet
preventable births of thousands of felines.
Veterinarians from the University of Florida estimate
there are currently 98,000 free-roaming feral and com-
munity cats in Lee County. They breed prolifically and
the pattern of birth and ultimate death for thousands of
cats continues. Kittens that don't die from starvation or
predation end up in shelters where there aren't enough
homes to go around. Shelters continue to promote
spaying and neutering as the obvious and responsible
solution but many pet owners cite cost as a major
Lee County officials report that low-cost and no-cost
spaying and neutering options are now available to pet
owners. "With options available for all income levels,
please do not wait until your cat is pregnant before
deciding to do something," urges Donna Ward, LCDAS
LCDAS offers free spay/neuter surgery for cats of
owners who receive public assistance their only cost is
$8 for a one-year pet license. For owners who do not
qualify for the public assistance program, there are sev-
eral private low-cost spay/neuter clinics in Lee County.
Free spay/neuter surgery is also offered by LCDAS
for feral cats through a trap-neuter-return (TNR) pro-
gram funded in part through a grant from Florida
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An estimated 98,0000 feral and free roaming cats live in
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ilized so they no longer breed. Proponents of TNR
advise that feeding feral cats without spaying and neu-
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payments accepted. To register or for info,
call Nina at 239-887-7207 or at Ostego Bay
239-765-8101. This is an easy
Conversational Spanish Course.
RS 5/7 N 5/14

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

Computer repair, setup, file recovery &
troubleshooting for home or office. 15 year
island resident. Guaranteed work & low
rates. Call Justin at 810-3833 or email at

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

Retired Police Captain
Lives on Sanibel
Will Check Your Home Weekly
Very Reasonable Rates
SR 4/9 B TFN

Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction
Sanibel & Captiva *239-565-0471
Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047
SR 11/13 BTFN

Precision Contracting Technologies Inc.
State Certified General Contractor for build-
ing permits and new construction services.
Call 407-383-8663 or 800-438-0237
Lic # CGC1506794
RS 5/14V 6/4

Join other "news junkies" every Monday,
10 a.m. to noon, Phillips Gallery, BIG
ARTS, to discuss current events. Donation
$3. Refreshments during break. Tell your
friends. For more information call 395-0900.
SR 4/28 N TFN


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

Prime east end, deep water, Shell Harbor
location. Only minutes to the Gulf.
Water, electricity, parking.
RS 5/7 V 5/28

Deep water canal space,
first canal in from bay.
Annual rental. $150 per month.
Call 472-3756
SR 5/14V5/14

32" TV
JVC I'Art 32" TV
Silver case, good looking, good working
order, w/remote and manual. $75
472-6837 (leave msg)
SR 11/20 N TFN

36" in 7' cabinet, extra speakers
VHS & DISC Players

Heart Rate Monitor, Time, Distance, Calories. $200.

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We are moving soon and everything must go!
Sale date is Saturday, May 15,
8 a.m.- 2 p.m., 1105 Sand Castle Road
in The Dunes, Sanibel.
Many household items for sale.

MAY 12-18
Our Dunes home on Sanibel has sold and
we are selling many like-new items. Living
room and family room sofas, chairs, tables,
lamps, and cabinets. Queen bed, dressers,
end tables, plus many other quality items
including refrigerator, TV, area rugs, floor
air conditioner, generator, and golf clubs.
By appointment only, starting May 12.
Call Beata at 720-514-1097 or toll free 877-
307-7467, or email custompin2@aol.com.
We can email you pictures and set
up an appointment.
SR5/7 V5/14

May 14&15
Furniture, lamps, Duvet & patio set, card
table, cabinets, granite tops, shelving,
electronics, appliances, tools.
1751 Jewel Box Dr, Sanibel
SR 5/14V 5/14

Fri, May 14 & Sat, May 15 from 9am 2pm
1237 Seagrape Lane, Sanibel Island
Tools, shells, brass, art, lots of antique
including, kitchenware, glassware, books,
toys, games, furniture, linens, misc.
RS 5/14V 5/14

Saturday, May 15, 8 a.m. to 12 noon
Great Stuff. No early birds.
1125 Schooner Place, Sanibel
SR 5/14 B 5/14

Saturday, May 15. 653 East Rocks Drive, Sanibel. No
early birds please.
RS 5/14 D 5/14


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

May 15, 8 a.m. to noon
Lots of great stuff.
3980 Coquina Drive
West Rocks, Sanibel
SR 5/14V 5/14






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5 BR / 4 BA
Only $1,899,000

(239) 246-4716
RS 11/27 N TFN


Pfeifer Realty Group
Sanibel Island, FL

Brian Johnson
VIP Executive Club
Multi-Million Dollar Producer

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

3BR/3BA remodeled duplex in Dunes
with sweeping golf course views and
granite, marble, tile, pavers, 3rd floor
office, 1763 sq.ft. $499,000

1663 Bunting Lane
Beautiful Corner Lot!
3BR/2BA, Lake View
Asking $510,000
5 Mobile: 910-3099
Office: 472-5187
j i.si'-www.BrianSanibel.com
SR 8/6 N TFN

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

Charming, old Florida-esque unit in
Periwinkle Park. Cozy, unique home with
covered porches & sweet gardens.
Flexible terms. 472-4246.


Let us share
over 30 years
of Island Living
with you!

Homes Condos Land

Time Shares as low as $6,000

The Sanibel Cottages
Casa Ybel Resort
Tortuga Beach Club

Work with a
Local Professional

Sanibel's Only
AICP Land Planner/Realtor/Owner

It's our job to know the
property you are about
to buy or sell better
than you.

SR 12/11 BTFN

South Seas Resort Beach Villa.
2/2 Gulf front. $695,000.
Southwest Florida, Inc.B I REALTORS IH
239-434-2424 /239-896-0360
SR 5/14 M 5/21

Tarpon Beach 204

Great View! Great Income!
!!!Great Bargain!!!

!! Panoramic Gulf View!!
Great Updates & Income

Thinking of Selling?
We'll sell your property
within an agreed upon
time or we'll pay you up
to $5,000 at closing:


Robyn & Robb
Moran, Realtors
of the Islands
SR 4/16 B TFN


799 Casa Ybel
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A charming,
2 bed/2 bath + den and
2 bed/1 bath, hideaway duplex
near the heart of town. Wonderful
Sanibel River view. Broad decks
with beautiful plantings. Grab a
book and lounge with nature.

Island Beach Club
Unit 220C

Wonderful 2 Bed/2 Bath Condo
Beautiful Partial Gulf View
Immaculate Condition
Florida Furnishings Included

Susan E. Gordon, scis
1630-1 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Cell: 239-699-4940
Toll Free: 866-737-2BUY
Office: 239-472-0004
Fax: 239-210-3597
Email: SEG2@comast.net

SR 5/14 B 5/14



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

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

lona Schoolhouse Professional Center
Great Location at McGregor Blvd & Kelly Road.
685 sq feet & 1350 sq feet units available. Will
negotiate year lease! Call Lisa at 239-472-2792
RS 1/4 B TFN

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

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

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

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

Retail, Office, Take Out, Etc.
Attractive Rates Offered!

*"Islander Center" on Sanibel
Prime Periwinkle Frontage
High Traffic Tenants
Excellent Parking
Immediate Occupancy
Local/Pro-Active Owners
Flexible Space Available
Call Today!
SR 4/30 BTFN

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


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

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

Sanibel Highlands, Short Bike ride from
Beach, Adorable, Furnished, two bedroom,
one and a half bath, freshly painted, new
tile through out, lush landscaping, private
screened in lanai and vaulted ceilings,
$1,100/month. Chet Sadler 472-7257


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

Bay to Sea is FREE!
Captiva & Sanibel Vacation Rentals
Rent directly from more than
300 property owners!
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Island Vacations
Of Sanibel & Captiva
Million $ Views Await You!
Cottages Condos Homes *
Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths
S 10/9 B TFN


Meticulously remodeled 3BR/3BA Duplex
in the Dunes with panoramic golf course
views, granite, marble, tile, pavers, large
kitchen, and loft/office available as season-
al rental for one month or series of months.
Call Jean Johnson 703-548-0545.

Want to Improve Your Rental Income?
We provide enhanced marketing
services that compliment your property
manager promoting your Sanibel
condo or home on 15 leading websites,
including HomeAway and VRBO.
We guarantee success.
Call Tom & Lee Ann
RS 2/19A 5/27

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

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

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

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

Single family home in wonderful, quiet,
natural development west end of Sanibel.
Large landscaped lot one home away
from beach with private beach path. 3-4
bedrooms (most with private porches), 3
baths, large open living area, kitchen open
to large dining area, screened porch off
living/dining areas. Laundry room on main
floor features second fridge. House has
elevator & two-car garage. Community has
several pools, tennis courts & lovely natural
lagoons. $5,300/mo. + util. Annual rental only
Call 917-680-4440.
RS 4/9 M 5/14

One Bedroom Apartment for rent at 1506
Periwinkle Way. One bedroom one bath
apartment over the VIP Vacation Rental
office. Great location, close to everything.
$950 per month including electric.
Call David or Ronna at 472-1613
SR 5/14B 5/21
CUSTOM HOME, PRIVATE, riverview, guest loftwith
sun porch, pool, tennis, beach. No smoking or pets.
Available monthly beginning April. 405-210-2341 or

Looking for great tenants for your Sanibel
house? I have the best! They need an
unfurnished 3BR, 2BA, roomy house
w/garage or parking underneath.
RS 5/7 V 5/28

Are you looking for a tenant who will lovingly
treat your house as their own? We are a ma-
ture professional couple looking for a Sanibel
home with an annual or longer term lease.
3BR. Excellent references. 239-677-4637
RS 5/14V 5/21


Need to rent 2 BR home
August May or longer
Reasonable rent
email: mariabusiness01 @yahoo.com
RS 5/14V 5/14

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East End. 1/2 Duplex.
Walk to beach near Causeway.
2-1 completely remodeled.
Deck, new kitchen, bath and tile.
Call Bob
RS 3/12 VTFN

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30 THERIVER MAY14,2010

Buy One Give One Program

For Your Pet And A Shelter Dog
Every pet deserves a forever home and responsible pet ownership includes providing not just
companionship, food, water, shelter and care but also freedom safe freedom.
Invisible Fence of Southwest Florida, with distributor contribution, announces BOGO Buy One
GIVE One to encourage giving, dog adoption and pet owner responsibility awareness.
Starting May 5, in honor of National Pet Week, and available through June 5, anyone that purchases
an Invisible Fence Top Dog outdoor system for their pet(s) can have a certificate in their honor donated
by Invisible Fence of Southwest Florida to Gulf Coast Humane Society to be given to the family of a
newly adopted dog that needs a containment solution. The certificate gives a complete one-dog outdoor
Invisible Fence system including professional installation and training to ensure that the new adoptee is
forever safe and free in his/her new forever home.
Jill McKee of Invisible Fence of Southwest Florida said, "Executive Director David Stroud and his team
at Gulf Coast Humane Society are so dedicated to the pets in their care.
We came up with the idea of Buy One Give One together. It is our mutual hope to encourage and
increase the number of adoptions this May by relieving a potential dog adopter of the worry and expense
of containment. Potential pet owners may live in a community that does not allow traditional fencing or
have traditional fencing that a new dog may just dig under or climb over. We hope this encourages folks
to take care of their own furry family while knowing that because of them a shelter dog that really needed
a forever home that is safe will get just that!"
Invisible Fence of Southwest Florida will also give a special thank you gift to the pet owner that makes
the certificate possible.
For more information and complete details call 498-2742 or visit www.invisiblefenceswfl.com.0


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Lee County Sheriff's Office..........................477-1 200
Florida M arine Patrol................. .................332-6966
Florida Highway Patrol..................................278-7100
Poison Control................................... 1-800-282-3171
HealthPark Medical Center................1-800-936-5321
Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce...............332-3624
Foundation for Quality Childcare.................425-2685
Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce...........454-7500
Fort Myers Beach Library.............................463-9691
Lakes Regional Library.....................................533-4000
Lee County Chamber of Commerce............931-0931
Post O ffice.......................................... 1-800-275-8777
Visitor & Convention Bureau........................338-3500
Alliance for the Arts.................. ..................939-2787
Arts For ACT Gallery & Studio...... ........... 337-5050
Art League Of Fort Myers............................275-3970
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall ..........481-4849
B IG A R TS ..................................................... 395-0900
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre....................278-4422
Cultural Park Theatre.................................. 772-5862
Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade...........332-4488
Florida W est Arts......................................... 948-4427
Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers..........472-0168
Gulf Coast 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
Anim al Refuge Center..................................731-3535
American Business Women Association............357-6755
Audubon of SW FL................... ...................339-8046
Audubon Society..................... ....................472-3156
Caloosahatchee Folk Society......................677-9509
duPont Company Retirees ...........................454-1083
Edison Porcelain Artists...............................41 5-2484
The Horticulture and Tea Society.................472-8334
Horticultural Society..................................... 472-6940
Lee County Genealogical Society................549-9625
Lee Trust for Historic Preservation ................939-7278
N A RFE(No Ace & Reed Federal Employee) .................... 482-6713
Navy Seabees Veterans of America............. 731-1901
Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL.......................667-1354
Southwest Florida Fencing Academy...........939-1 338
Southwest Florida Music Association...........561-2118
Kiwanis Clubs:
Fort Myers Beach....................765-4254 or 454-8090
Fort M years Edison...................... .................... 694-1056
Fort M years South.................... ....................691-1405
Gateway to the Islands................................415-3100
lona-M cG regor........................ .................. 482-0869
Lions Clubs:
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Fort Myers High Noon..................................466-4228
Estero/South Fort Myers...............................898-1921
Notre Dame Club of Lee County................ 768-0417
POLO Club of Lee County............................477-4906
Rotary Club of Fort Myers............................332-8158
Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society....................472-6940
United Way of Lee County................................433-2000
United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour).......211 or 433-3900
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum...................395-2233
Burrough's Hom e......................................... 337-9505
Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium............275-3435
Edison & Ford Winter Estates.......................334-361 4
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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Bochette Dancers
To Perform Salvage
The Bochette Dancers include local
dancers Mariquita Anderson, Jennifer
Reed, Lynn Vosloo, Kelley Natella, and
Gerri Reaves, and the performance
features actors Katie Pankow and Jim
Brock. Music for the reception and inter-
mission will be performed by pianist Mary

With the technical and creative assis-
tance in staging and design by Edison
State College theater director, Stuart
Brown, Bochette brings together original
music and video by Rodney Woolsey and
original poetry by Jim Brock, all created
specifically for this dance. The perfor-
mance builds on the theme of salvaging,
with modern dance that is accessible, lyri-
cal, vibrant, and whimsical.
Through this performance, Bochette
wants her audience to consider the
dynamic of salvaging in our own lives,
whether it is spiritual, familial, ecological,

Crown Colony Lake Front Carriage Home
Osprey Model
Carriage home
with Media
Room that
can be used
as optional 3rd BR. Desirable upper unit has sweeping
lake and golf view of 7th fairway and green with southern
exposure. Upgraded tile, cabinets, appliances and more.
Furnishings available. Community pool, tennis, activity
center and gym. Golf available. Offered for $239,000.
Contact Ray Ochester 239-410-9725

Private Yachting Community Courtyard Estate
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game room, exercise room and private
courtyard with a summer kitchen and heated pool/spa.
Priced below appraised value at $1,795,000

or nostalgic, in which we seek to reclaim,
recover, remember, and even revise our
own lives. The event then brings together
the audience as community. It also affords
each of us a little space for personal
The reception is at 7 p.m. and the
performance begins at 8 p.m. The
Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center is in
the River District of Fort Myers at 2301
First Street. Tickets are $35. For more
information and tickets, call the box office
at 337-1933 or visit the Web site at

Crown Colony Abbey Row
The largest
estate home r
in Crown
Colontactny has it
all: Beautiful StChar
Lanai and
pool/spa views overlooking the largest lake in the
community; Entry Foyer, 4 Bed Rooms, 4 Baths, Den,
Morning Room, Family Room, Living Room, Formal
Dining Room, extended three car garage, dual Air
Conditioning systems, double electrical panels, surge
protection, security system, cable pre-wire, high-speed
internet, intercom, central vacuum system, upgraded
appliances, plantation shutters, designer window
treatments. Offered for $795,000.
Contact Ray Ochester at 239-410-9725

Exclusive Riverfront Estate
Located in St Charles
Harbour this 6400+
square foot home
offers outstanding
river views, private
80 ft. pier, 4 car
garage, 2 fireplaces,
huge pool area with
outdoor kitchen,
private guest suite,
2 laundry rooms, butler pantry, whole house generator.
Additional dock available in central marina, MUST See.
Priced reduced to $3,995,000.

Villa Lot or House/Lot Combo
The last remaining
Villa lot in St. Charles
Harbour Expansive
views of the Marina
and down the canal.
Buy the lot and build your own dream home or purchase a completed Villa.
Plans available for review. Lot only $565,000 Villa/Lot $1,450,000

If you are interested in
listing your island property
contact the island's oldest
and most prominent real
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Student Art Exhibit


Plaster Mask by Crystal Falde

and Siqueiros, the great Mexican mural-
ists. Krista, a visual artist and songwriter,
attended Edison College. The Johnsons'
art work is frequently on display in
Southwest Florida.
Art created by students from
Lexington Middle School and The Sanibel
School is on display in Phillips Gallery
through Friday, May 21. Sanibel School
students created yarn and crayon relief
works, clay art, and plaster masks with
the guidance of art teacher Tylor Stewart.
Stewart also teaches gifted students at
The Sanibel School.
Mixed media, painted skateboard
art, tempera paintings, and pencil draw-
ings were created under the direction of
Lexington Middle School art teacher Eric
Riemenschneider. He is the winner of the
2010 Angel of the Arts Award for Arts
Teacher of the Year.
The student exhibit in Phillips Gallery
is sponsored by Visual Arts Patron season
sponsors June Rosner and Russ Bilgore.
The Open Doors exhibit is supported by
Visual Arts season sponsors Deborah and
John La Gorce.:

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