VOL. 9, No. 21 From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort Myers MAY 28, 2010
Exhibit Billy's Creek Preserve Opens June 2
Artists Receptiona local dentist for 21 years, scenic preserve will be offered from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. followed by a ribbon
Pao de Leon by Marie Cahill i having his first one-man photographicrigsby cutting ceremony at 11 a.m.
show in 30 years. Andersen graduated Parking will be provided at 951 Marsh Avenue and the public is invited to partici-
J oin Arts for ACT Gallery in down- with a BFA degree from Ohio University pate in the tours and attend the ribbon cutting ceremony.
town Fort Myers on Friday, June 4 in 1974. Educated by world renowned Fort Myers Mayor Randall P. Henderson will preside over the ceremony with guest
from 6 to 10 p.m. for the opening photographers Clarence White and speakers Teresa Watkins Brown, Ward 1 city council; Warren J. Wright, past Ward 1
reception and Art Walk featuring the Arnold Gaason, Andersen has continued city council; Thomas Leonardo, Ward 6 city council, Charles Dauray, SFWMD govern-
works of artists Dr. Michael Anderson, his love for the art of photography for ing board member; A. Brian Bigelow, District 2, Board of Lee County Commissioners;
Marie Cahill and John Yuccas. Artists over 40 years. Wiley Parker, CLASAC member; and Barbara Manzo, director, Lee County Parks and
will be on hand to mingle with guests, With everyone pursuing digital in Recreation.
and wine and hors d'oeuvres will be today's photographic world, Andersen Billy's Creek was identified as an impaired watershed by the Florida Department of
served. continued on page 17 Environmental Protection in 1998 for low dissolved oxygen, related primarily to excess
continued on page 17
Show And Plant
Sale Is June 6
The James E. Hendry Chapter of
the American Hibiscus Society
(AHS) will hold its 59th annual
Hibiscus Show on Sunday, June 6 from
1 to 4 p.m. at the Araba Shriners Center
located at 2010 Hanson Street in Fort
Myers. The show is the biggest, oldest
and best attended of all Florida's hibis-
cus shows, attracting several thousand
"The event will showcase hundreds
of hybrid hibiscus blooms in a variety of
colors and forms that will be judged in
several different classes including amateur,
collector, open collector, commercial and
seedlings," said Wanda Schmoyer, show
chair. In addition, more than 1,200 hybrid
hibiscus plants will be for sale. A free
hibiscus, Hooters wings or B&B Organics
worm castings will be given away every 30
This is the best opportunity Southwest
Floridians have locally to add to their
hybrid hibiscus collections. Novices and
experienced growers can easily begin or
add to their collections by grafting and
hybridizing. By replacing the bees in the
pollinating process, growers assist Mother
Nature in the hybridizing process on a
controlled basis. Through hybridization,
growers determine who the "parents" will
be and produce a new hibiscus variety
resulting in a bigger, stronger and more
Originating in Asia and the Pacific
Islands, the tropical hibiscus belongs to
the rosa-sinensis family. This delicate
and beautiful plant grows abundantly in
Florida's tropical climate. In fact, many
local hibiscus growers are recognized inter-
nationally for their fabulous blooms and
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2 THERIVER MAY28,2010
Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now:
Inside The First City Hall
by Gerri Reaves
This 1920s photo shows us the east side of what became
,.-' the first permanent Fort Myers City Hall at the northwest
Scorner of Main and Heitman streets, the former home of
Edward L. and Carrie Belle Hendry Evans.
The men in the photo are unidentified. Perhaps they are the
first city officials to take up residence in the new facility.
To the left, between the coconut palm and porch roof we
can glimpse the Furen Home Apartments, between city hall and
The city purchased the large riverside house with wrap-around
porch for $34,000 in 1921. An extension and back entrance
were constructed for the police department.
The house served as city hall for 34 years.
Eventually, the property, along with land created from in-fill, became Evans Park,
where people enjoyed band concerts, shuffleboard, card games and other diversions at
the Tourist Club. The park was the forerunner of today's Centennial Park.
Sara Nell Gran knew the building well, since it was her workplace for many years
when she was city clerk. She began her long tenure with the city in 1941 as secretary
to Mayor Sam Fitzsimmons.
She describes that the house as in "perfectly good condition" when she worked
there and she vividly recalls the building's interior.
From the front entrance, the clerk's office was downstairs on the left and the gas
and water office on the right. The police department, which was to the right, consisted
of two rooms with an outside entrance and an entrance to the main building.
A center room held the city council table that had come from the riverfront Stadler
mansion on Gasparilla Drive. Each council member had a drawer at his place, and
beautiful chairs surrounded the table.
The first permanent city hall was located in the former Edward L. and Carrie Belle Hendry
Evans house at Main and Heitman. In the left of this 1920s photo, the Furen Home
Apartments (later Park Hotel) is visible.
courtesy of the Southwest Florida Museum of History
The rest rooms were on
the back porch, Gran remem-
bers, and they were freezing -- ..
cold in the winter.
Upstairs, the mayor's
office lay above the clerk's
office. Two rooms for the
mayor's secretary and his -
assistant adjoined his office.
The tax assessor and welfare
office were on left and right,
Public works, which today
commands its own large
building, was then upstairs
right rear. The table used by the Fort Myers City Council had
As for air-conditioning or drawers for each councilman. Originally in the Charles
a lack of it Gran recalls the A. Stadler mansion on the Caloosahatchee River at
evaporative cooling system at Gasparilla Drive, the table is now in the archive room of
the window and the building's the Southwest Florida Museum of History and was recent-
only fan, an overhead one. ly refinished.
In the early 1950s, the city
demolished the historic
home that had a second S
life as city hall and built
a new hall at the same
location. (That second hall
was subsequently demol-
city government moved
next door in 1951-52
to the Park Hotel, the
former Furen Home
Apartments visible in the
left of the historic photo.
Gran says that after
the construction of the
new city hall, the table A bank now stands where the first permanent city hall was
from the Stadler mansion established in 1921 in Evans Park
eventually found a new
home at the downtown historical museum and the chairs found new homes elsewhere.
Walk to the intersection of Main and Heitman Streets to see the former site of the
first permanent city hall. Imagine putting the offices of the entire city government in
one albeit large house.
Then walk a few more blocks to visit the Southwest Florida Museum of History at
2031 Jackson Street, where you can learn more about city government in the 1920s.
Don't miss the Tutankhamun: Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh's Tomb exhibit,
extended through the summer by popular demand.
For information, call 321-7430 or go to swflmuseumofhistory.com. The museum's
hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on
Be sure to visit another valuable historical resource, the Southwest Florida Historical
Society at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, where you can research local or family history.
The society would appreciate your help in completing their collection of The
Caloosahatchian, the yearbook of Fort Myers High School. Contact the society at
939-4044 or drop by on Wednesday or Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.
Sources: The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer and the archives of the
Southwest Florida Historical Society.0
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U.S. Sugar Acquisition The Only
Option For Our Estuary, Everglades
by Ray Judah, Lee County Commissioner
Due to exceedingly high water levels in Lake Okeechobee, billions of gallons of
polluted lake water are currently being released to the Caloosahatchee River.
In the absence of adequate storage or the ability to send water south to
the Everglades, these releases result in continued destruction of our coastal estuaries.
Releases also waste large freshwater supplies that could be utilized by both residents
and agriculture during drought. Currently, these serious concerns are trumped by the
health and safety threat posed by the unreliable Herbert Hoover Dike.
Until the U.S. Sugar land acquisition is completed, there is literally no opportunity
of meeting state and federal water quality standards in the Everglades or of preventing
the damaging releases to the coastal estuaries. Florida's intensive drainage projects and
current water management regime replaced expansive natural wetlands with sugar and
development. We lost the system's natural connectivity that historically cleaned and
managed the massive amounts of water that flowed from Orlando to Florida Bay.
During previous restoration planning, sugar farmers south of Lake Okeechobee
refused to relinquish land needed to provide this vital storage and connectivity forc-
ing engineers and scientists to rely on the politically expedient, but highly questionable
aquifer storage and recovery wells and rock pits to provide the massive storage needed
to restore the system.
Today, we finally have a willing seller in the Everglades Agricultural Area. U.S.
Sugar has 180,000 acres of land south of Lake Okeechobee that can be used to store
and clean huge amounts of water. This purchase, along with proper planning and
engineering, could prevent further damage to the estuaries and enable cleaner water to
be sent south without violating the stringent water quality standards in the Everglades.
But once again, politics and powerful sugar interests threaten restoration. Business
rival Florida Crystals is suddenly concerned that the U.S. Sugar land acquisition will
threaten restoration, a handy smokescreen to cover their strategic business interests.0
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Service At Sea
F r the 17th consecutive year, mem-
bers of the Fort Myers Beach Yacht
SClub will observe Memorial Day
with the annual Memorial Day Service
at Sea Ceremony. This will take place
on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico
at Marker #1, approximately one mile
southwest of the northern tip of Fort
Myers Beach bearing 215 degrees,
commencing at 10:30 a.m. on Monday,
May 31. The service will pay respect to
all who were lost at sea, with a special
tribute to all those who paid the ultimate
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sacrifice in defense of our great country.
For everyone to hear on the boats, the
service will be broadcast over VHF radio
channel 72, which will also be the work-
ing frequency for the activities. After the
reading, flowers will be placed upon the
gulf waters by participants from all boats,
followed by a moment of silent prayer.
Clubs, organizations and individuals
interested in participating are welcome
but should contact Club Chaplain Hester
Curry at 540-7200 or hbearl929@
yahoo.com for logistical coordination and
last minute itinerary changes. You need
to provide your own boats and flowers
(no plastic or non-biodegradable materi-
als). A luncheon will follow at Matanzas
Inn Waterfront Restaurant on Fort Myers
Annual Memorial Day Service
his year, Fort Myers Memorial
Gardens Funeral Home &.
Cemetery's annual Memorial ,
Day Service will include dedicating
the Veteran's Field of Honor. This
new section is dedicated to soldiers
who have secured and preserved
the freedoms our forefathers framed. ...
in the Declaration of Independence ..
and Constitution. It will provide '
options for above ground, below
ground and cremation memorializa- Veteran's Field of Honor
The service will be on Monday, May 31 at 9:30 a.m. along with a wreath dedica-
tion ceremony and a complimentary barbecue to follow. Non-perishable food items will
again be collected for donation to the McGregor Baptist Food Pantry.
The memorial gardens are located at the corner of Colonial Boulevard and
Summerlin Road, Fort Mvers.0
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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
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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Camera Club Meeting
he next meeting of the Fort Myers Camera Club will be held from 6 to 7:45
p.m. on Tuesday, June 8. The meeting will feature how to pose people for
single and group portraits. Bring your camera. There will be Q&A time for
general photography questions.
The meeting will be held at Lakes Regional Library, Meeting Room A, 15290 Bass
Road in Fort Myers. Guests are welcome free of charge and free parking is available.
For additional information about the Fort Myers Camera Club, visit the Web site at
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Miss Fort Myers
A applications are now available for the
fourth annual Miss Fort Myers and A ANTIQUES *<
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The pageant will be held on Saturday, June COLLECTABLES "
5 at the Renaissance Country Club in Fort
Myers. The competition is open to all young
women ages 13 to 18 for Teen and 18 ANTI QU ES
to 24 for Miss. There are three areas of
competition: swimsuit, evening gown and
Teen Florida-World or Miss Florida U.S.
International. Special guest hosts will be Miss
Florida U.S. International Donna Snow and Hours: Tues-Fri 11-5 & Sat 11-4
Miss Teen Florida-World Rachel Collins. Ph: 334-1133
For more information or to request an
application contact State Director Suzi 2259 Widman Way
Hosfeld at 822-4661 or by e-mail at fame- Historic Downtown Fort Myers
4 THERIVER MAY28,2010
Bicycle safety is a priority for
the Lee County Department of
Transportation. A new pavement
marking has been developed by traffic
engineering specialists called the Shared
Lane symbol, which will help provide
cues to motorists and bicyclists that
they both will need to "share the road."
The symbol, consisting of two chevron
style arrows and a bicycle symbol, will
be used for the first time in Lee County
on the newly widened Gladiolus Drive
through the Harlem Heights community.
Due to limited right-of-way and a
desire to have wide sidewalks through this
neighborhood, it was not possible to pro-
vide on-road bike lanes or paved shoul-
ders that are usually built as part of a road
widening project. Cyclists will be required
to share the travel lane with automobiles
between Pine Ridge Road and Hagie
Drive, and the Shared Lane markings will
help provide an indication to motorists
and cyclists that they will need to share
the road in this area.
State law requires cyclists to ride as
far to the right as practical and travel in
the same direction as automobiles. The
law requires drivers to give cyclists at least
three feet clearance when passing. The
Shared Lane markings are intended to
be a reminder to drivers to move over
and give cyclists room when passing. The
Shared Lane markings indicate to cyclists
where it would be generally appropriate
Shared Lane symbol
to ride in the lane. The arrows are also
intended to show which direction cyclists
are to travel (with traffic).
Traffic lanes are often too narrow to
be shared side-by-side by bicyclists and
passing motorists. Where parking is pres-
ent, bicyclists wishing to stay out of the
way of motorists often ride too close to
parked cars and risk being struck by a
suddenly-opened car door. Where no
parking is present, bicyclists wishing to
stay out of the way of motorists often ride
too close to the roadway edge, and run
the risks of being run off the road, being
clipped by overtaking motorists who mis-
judge passing clearance, or encountering
drainage structures, rough pavement,
debris, and other hazards. Riding further
to the left can avoid these problems, and
is legally permitted where needed for
safety. However, many motorists may
not expect bicycles to be in this area. A
pavement marking that indicates the legal
and appropriate bicyclist line of travel,
and that cues motorists to pass with suf-
ficient clearance, has been developed and
approved for use on public roads as part
of the 2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic
Control Devices (MUTCD).
For more information about the use
of this new marking on the Gladiolus
project, contact Project Manager Rob
Phelan at 533-8594. For more informa-
tion about the use of this new marking
in general, contact the county's Bicycle
Pedestrian Coordinator Mike Tisch at
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has been cancelled.
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The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade has awarded The
Sandy Butler its "Outstanding Retailers of 2010" award. One of six
national specialty food retailers recognized, the winners were chosen
based on the uniqueness of their product offerings, overall product knowledge
and their focus on customer service. The Sandy Butler will be recognized for
this achievement during a special ceremony at the June 2010 Fancy Food
Show in New York City.
"We are honored that The Sandy Butler is nationally recognized for our
specialty food offerings and most importantly, our commitment to customer
service," said Jason Nelson, The Sandy Butler general manager. "The Sandy
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Boasting a 150-seat upscale restaurant
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upscale atmosphere. A gourmet dining
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offers superior service with seating avail-
able indoors or on the veranda. "The Sand
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for enjoying cocktails and appetizers. The
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fruits and vegetables, freshly prepared
entrees, organic foods and products, fresh
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Dive into the summer season at the
City of Fort Myers aquatics facilities
on Saturday, May 29. Bring your
family to the Fort Myers Aquatic Center,
1750 Matthew Drive, for live music by the
Sincerely Elvis Tribute Band, snow cones
by Southern Snoballs and free ice cream
for the first 200 kids. Splashes of fun await
in the kiddie pool and the slide tower.
Stop by the Water Safety Stations for free
information to help keep you safe in and
around the water this summer.
Or stop by Golfview Pool, 1865
Golfview Avenue, and register to win a free
family membership, get a free adult mem-
bership with a copy of the program guide
(download your copy at www.cityftmyers.
com), watch a volleyball game, receive a
15 percent discount with any membership
purchased on Memorial Day weekend.
Stop by our Water Safety Stations for free
information to help keep you safe in and
around the water this summer.
Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for kids
and $1 for kids under two. For more infor-
mation call 321-7553.0
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Jerry Davis, plumbing technology student at Lee County High Tech Central, gets ready to
High Tech Students Donate
80 Units Of Blood
T ee County High Tech Central has just completed its fourth blood drive of the
I school year. The drives were organized by the SkillsUSA students and over 80
-units of blood were donated to Florida Blood Centers.
There were 158 students involved in the four blood drives. The units collected go a
long way toward replenishing blood supplies here in Southwest Florida.4
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Local Student Going
To Boston For Conference
T his summer, Jonathan Skaggs, a
Sanibel resident and 7th grade stu-
dent at Summit Christian School,
along with 250 outstanding middle school
students from across the United States,
will take part in an extraordinary leader-
ship conference in Boston, Massachusetts.
Continuing the theme of The Legacy of
American Leadership, the Junior National
Young Leaders Conference (JrNYLC)
Alumni Boston introduces young people
to the rich tradition of leadership through-
out American history, while helping them
develop their own leadership skills.
The purpose of the JrNYLC Alumni
Boston is to honor and inspire a select
group of exceptional middle school stu-
dents, distinguished by their academic
excellence, leadership potential and
maturity. Jonathan was nominated by his
teachers and did attend the Junior National
Young Leaders Conference in Washington, Jonathan Skag
DC while in the 6th grade at Summit. In Jonathan Skaggs
Boston Jonathan will be challenged to build
upon his prior experience in Washington, DC, furthering his understanding of key con-
cepts of leadership including courage, character and perseverance.
During the six-day program, he will take part in educational activities, delve deeper
into fundamental aspects of leadership and connect them to historic events. He will
visit historical sites, such as Plimoth Plantation and the Mayflower II, the town of
Salem, Boston's Freedom Trail, as well as Lexington and Concord.
Jonathan will examine the impact of leadership during the critical periods of coloni-
zation and revolution in American history. From the Pilgrims' landing at Plymouth to
the battles at Lexington and Concord, he will explore the key events that ultimately led
to revolution and learn the different historic figures and events, allowing him to appre-
ciate the story of leadership during America's earliest times.,
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A merican educator, teacher, scholar
Sand author Mary Ellen Chase
1 (1887-1973) perhaps said it best
with "There is no substitute for books in
the life of a child."
The owners of Bennett's Fresh Roast
in downtown Fort Myers agree. That's
why for the third year in a row, they are
encouraging children to read while out of
school this summer.
"Education shouldn't stop when sum-
mer begins," said Bennett's Manager
Frank Albano, who is also a teacher at
Littleton Elementary in North Fort Myers.
"Reading can take kids on a million dif-
ferent adventures and opens up their
Beginning June 1 through September
1, Bennett's will offer school-aged chil-
dren from kindergarten through 5th
grade a fresh donut for free each time
they read a book at the downtown Fort
Myers coffee shop. Each day during
normal business hours and while daily
supplies last, children can receive one
free donut per day when they read a
book and are accompanied by a parent.
A selection of books appropriate for chil-
dren are available for reading on-site.
"We have been really pleased with
the response we've had over the past
two years from all the kids and families
and we've just been waiting for summer
to begin so we could bring this pro-
gram back," said Bennett's owner Bob
Grissinger. "If we can have a small part
in helping parents encourage their kids to
read, we're happy to do it."
Bennet's is located off West First
Street at 2011 Bayside Parkway,
Bennett's inside a restored 1943 former
home. Hours are Monday through Friday
from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and
Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more
information call 332-0077.7
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ALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION
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.
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
BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC
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.
BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES
CHURCH OF GOD:
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.
CHURCH OF THE CROSS:
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.
CHRIST THE KING
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.
COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH:
2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937
Rev. Dan Hagmaier, pastor
Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m.
CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH:
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
Traditional, 8 and 11 a.m.;
Contemporary, 9:30 a.m.
Children's Church K4J (Kids for Jesus)
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH:
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
FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD
6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers,
278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.;
"Voice of Faith," WCRN 13.50 AM Radio,
Sunday, 1:30 p.m.
Thursday Service, 7:30 p.m.
FridayYouth Service, 7:30 p.m.
Nursery care for pre-school children and
Children's Church for ages 5-12 available
at each service.
FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH:
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.
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST:
2390 West First Street, next door to Edison
Sunday Morning Service and Sunday
School, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting,
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-
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE:
13545 American Colony Boulevard (off
Daniels Parkway in the Colony), Fort
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.
FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH
(DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN
5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers,
437-4330. Rev. Mark Condrey, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.
Church School: 9:15 a.m.
FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST:
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.
HOLY THEOTOKOS MONASTERY:
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
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
Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and
Sunday 9:30 a.m. services.
JESUS THE WORKER
881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143
Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.;
Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
KINGDOM LIFE CHURCH:
2154 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman
Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m.
All are welcome.
LAMB OF GOD LUTHERAN/EPISCOPAL
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
MESSIAH REFORMED CHURCH
Worship Gathering Sunday 10 a.m.
Pastor Alan Bondar
Fort Myers Villas Civic Association Bldg.
2306 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Myers, 33907
Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Fellowship Lunch Sunday noon
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NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
OF FORT MYERS
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
NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
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-
PEACE COMMUNITY CHURCH:
(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
PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH:
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.
REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH
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.
SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH:
16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
Robert G. Kasten, Pastor
Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.
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.
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
SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE
METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH
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.
ST. MICHAEL LUTHERAN
CHURCH & SCHOOL (LCMS)
3595 Broadway, Fort Myers
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.
TEMPLE BETHEL SYNAGOGUE:
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,
Religious Education Classes, Midweek,
Grades 2-7, Wednesday, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday
Confirmation Classes, Wednesday,
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. to noon
TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE):
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
The New Church of SWFL is located at
10811 Sunset Plaza Circle, by Summerlin
and Pine Ridge Roads, behind Zoomers
and the ponds.
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.
CHURCH FORT MYERS:
13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one
mile west of 1-75)
Minister: The Rev. Allison Farnum
Sunday services and religious education at
For information on all church events call
561-2700 or visit www.uucfm.org.
UNITY OF BONITA SPRINGS:
Family Service 10 to 11 a.m.
Healing Circle 11 a.m.
Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m.
Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic
music, meditation in a loving environment.
Service held at 28285 Imperial Street,
Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100.
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9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across
from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125
Pastor: Interim Pastor Dr. LuderWhitlock
9:30 a.m., Contemporary;
Worship and Adult Classes
11 a.m., Blended Worship
WORD OF LIFE CHURCH:
2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881;
Services: Sunday 10 a.m.;
Wednesday 7 p.m.
Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi
ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH:
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
Program At Hosts Organist
Summit Christian Crawford Wiley
hursday evening, June 3 will be a
special night at Summit Christian
School in Fort Myers. The evening
will begin at 7 p.m. with the presenta-
tion of Parablelooza. It's a musical and
game show all rolled into one, full of fun
games and Biblical truths. Immediately
after the program 8th grade graduates
will be honored as they prepare to move
on to high school. A reception and
student art show will follow. Phone 482-
7007 for more information.#
Seminar Series On Ancient Rome
The public is invited to attend a seminar series titled Ancient Rome The
History of its Rise and Fall presented by Professor Adrian Kerr, and sponsored
by The Academy at Shell Point. The event will take place on Thursdays, June
3, 10, 17 and 24, with each session running from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m in the
Social Center located on the Island at Shell Point Retirement Community.
The Roman Empire represents an unmatched period in scale and stability during
the turbulent times in Europe and the Middle East. Its art, architecture, law, philoso-
phy, writing, engineering, language, and religion are all very relevant to today's world.
Tickets for each seminar are $10, for a total cost of $40 for the entire series. To sign
up for the seminars, or for more information call 454-2054 as seating is limited.
"The influence that Rome has had on the world is immense," said Teri Kollath,
manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. "We are very excited to have Adrian
Kerr back at Shell Point again discussing this very exciting and interesting topic."
Professor Kerr is regularly invited to give talks on the Ancient Middle East interna-
tionally, and has participated in TV and radio programs relating to various topics in
which he is considered an expert. The purpose of this seminar series is to investigate
the familiar highs and lows of the Roman time period. Kerr will discuss the fall of the
city in 455AD, and how their influences are carried well into our recent times and tra-
The Academy at Shell Point at Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort
Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway.#
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Couples who want to get married but have been unable because of financial
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50 guests. The contest began on May 25 and concludes on June 25.
Entry forms are available at select Goodwill Retail & Donation Centers in Lee,
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adewedding.com. The winners will be announced on July 16.
"We came up with the concept of the Lemonade Wedding by experiencing the
struggles of starting a new business in this tough economy," said Rachael Schoof,
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through right now trying to find a way to plan and pay for weddings."
According to a recent survey compiled by The Wedding Report, the average wed-
ding in the United States last year cost $19,581. "With the economy still in recovery,
there are a lot of people who really can't afford to have their dream wedding or any
wedding at all," said Kirsten O'Donnell, Goodwill's director of public relations. "But we
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continued on page 30
hell Point Retirement Community
will welcome organist Crawford
Wiley on Thursday, June 3, at
7:15 p.m. The performance will be in
The Village Church Auditorium at Shell
Point Retirement Community.
"Mr. Wiley is a fine young organist,"
says Pastor Randy Woods, minister of
worship and music. "We are pleased to
have him offer this free performance to
the community, and know that the audi-
ence will not be disappointed as Crawford
plays our four-manual Allen organ."
Wiley, a native of Naples, Florida,
studied organ with Claire Faasse from the
age of 13. He has just finished his junior
year at Bob Jones University, where he is
studying for a B.M. in organ performance
with Dr. Ed Dunbar.
This recital will feature Bach's Toccata
in F, Durufle's Variations on Veni
Creator; Britten's Prelude & Fugue on
a Theme of Vittoria and various favorite
This event is free and open to the
public. For more information call 454-
2147 or go to http://www.shellpoint.
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Along The River
Au, Mm Enu'_
Tish Molloy of The River Weekly, checks out The Bar Association's lunch kiosk in historic
Peeples Court in downtown Fort Myers
Pay tribute to our country's fallen heros at the Memorial Day dedication cer-
emony of Fort Myers Memorial Gardens' new Field of Honor. The celebration
begins at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 31 with a wreath dedication followed
by a complimentary barbecue. Bring non-perishable food items to the event and
Memorial Gardens will donate them to the McGregor Baptist Food Pantry
Fort Myers Memorial Gardens is located at 1589 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers.
For more information, call 936-0555 or go to www.fortmyersmemorial.com.
Lunch on the run? Stop by The Bar Association Bistro in downtown Fort Myer's
River District for their Dietz & Watson hot dog special. Enjoy two all-beef hot dogs,
which contain no fillers, extenders, artificial colors or MSG, and a can of soda for only
$3. If you prefer a more leisurely meal, sit down in one of their exotic dining rooms
or in their beautiful courtyard. Many of the items on their new summer menu are only
$10 and include soup \
or salad with entree. 'e
The Bar Association
Bistro is located at
1609 Hendry Street.
It is open for lunch _0\. ,V "
Tuesday through .
Friday from 11a.m.
to 2 p.m. and din- .
ner Thursday through -
Saturday from 5 p.m. .
to 9 p.m. Call 334- M ME
8080. WTl FooTsws To THE
Ron Kopko, I
IDS, owner of the
design firm Kopko
& Company, is 0
offering classes on
interior design in his-
toric Peeples Court
on Saturday in June from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Students will learn how to redesign
a room in their own home: They will design it, draw it and color it, with the help
of Kopko. He used to teach adult continuing education at Penn State University in
Registration for the design class is now through June 1 and class size is very limited.
Mark your Calendar for Thursday, June 10 for an amazing jazz concert and art
show entitled Turn Turn Turn II, Vinyl to Art at The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center,
The concert features trumpeter Dan Miller (formerly with Harry Connick Jr.,
Maynard Ferguson and Wynton Marsalis);
saxophonist Lew Del Gatto (Saturday -n sa
Night Live Band 1975-2005); and vocalist l Of The
Suzie Hulcher with a swinging trio (piano, Ms l a n
bass and drums). There is also a silent am .s. ds
auction and dessert raffle. Your Island Bank
Proceeds benefit Footsteps to the
Future, the unique mentoring and transi-
tional living program for young women in Please visit our River Weekly New
and "aged out" of foster care. online advertisers at
Musical performances start at 6 p.m. www.islandsunnews.com.
For tickets, call 281-7378 or go to www. You can click through to theionr
foostepstothefuture.org. Ticket prices are Web sites for more information
$15 or two for $25. VIP tickets, which about real estate, shopping,
are $25 or two for $45, include a special restaurants and services.
reception at 5:15 p.m. to meet the musi- Just click on the logos surrounding
cians and artists. the front page.
Just when you thought it was safe to
go back in the water...they're back! On June 29 and 30, the Are You Man Enough?
Shark Challenge, a free family fun festival, returns to Old San Carlos Boulevard and
Nervous Nellie's Crazy Waterfront Eatery. Hundreds of fisherman will try to prove that
they are man enough (or lady or child enough) to reel in the big one. There is a poten-
tial for over $25,000 in prizes for the winning angler. Nervous Nellies is providing live
music all day and there will be a bounce house, shark shows and a kids' fishing derby.
Teams will send video verification of their shark catches to the tournament com-
mittee where they will be played for the crowds at Shark Fest on a nine by 12 foot
Jumbo-tron LED screen. The first team that verifies an aggregate of 21 feet of shark
wins. When the mark is hit and verified, that team wins! Second and third will be
determined by the aggregate feet that each team has scored up to that time. Potential
to win the big prize can shift every time those reels click!
Nervous Nellie's Crazy Waterfront Eatery is located at 1131 First Street, in Fort
Myers Beach's historic Baywalk district. For more information about the Are You Man
Enough? Shark Challenge, call 463-8077 or go to www.areyoumanenoughsharkchal-
Students Explore Engineering
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Third grade students show their bridge models
S ummit Christian School 3rd graders studied structures and were challenged to
create their own weight-bearing, scale bridge models using creative supplies.
Summit Christian School operates campuses on Sanibel and Fort Myers. ^
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at Shell Point
The public is invited and many
of these events are FREE!
April Dawn Gray Ghost
Members of the AHS will be on hand
to offer growing tips and provide general
information. A senior AHS judge will be
available to answer any questions as to
how blooms are judged.
Anyone who desires to learn more
about how to grow, graft and hybridize
the attractive hibiscus plant called Queen
of the Tropics can do so by joining the
James E. Hendry Chapter, AHS, at the
show. Discounts are offered to new mem-
Parking and admission are free.O
The City of Fort Myers will observe
Memorial Day on Monday, May
31. City government offices will
be closed including the Solid Waste and
Utility Billing offices.
There will be no garbage, recycling,
horticultural brush, yard waste, junk and
appliance collection on Monday, May 31
for residential and commercial customers.
Residential and commercial customers
will be serviced one day later. The regular
collection schedule resumes Monday,
If you have any questions concerning
your service, call the City of Fort Myers
Solid Waste Division at 321-8050.
Shell Point Tour & Presentation
L June 1, 2,9, 15, and 22 at 9:15 a.m. June 8, 16, and 23 at 1:30 p.m.
Join us for one of these group presentations about the Lifestyle and L it : 1. .
available at Shell Point followed by a narrated bus tour of the comm rai ir L i -t
refreshments. Space is limited, so call 466-1131 to reserve your place.
FINEMARK Demystifying Revocable Trusts -
NANAL BANK & TRUST with Jeff Moes and Dick Riley of FineMark National Bank
Wednesday, June 2 at 10 a.m. The Woodlands at Shell Point
Jeff Moes and Dick Riley of FineMark National Bank will discuss and examine the
myths and realities to help guide those who are considering the use of trusts in their
estate plans. The seminar is free; however, seating is limited and reservations are
required. To reserve your seat, please contact Jennifer Case at FineMark by calling 461-5956.
Ancient Rome Lecture Series
June 3, 10, 17, and 24 at 10:15 a.m. The Island at Shell Point Tile A ei
The Academy at Shell Point presents Ancient Rome The History of Its Rise and Fall. a 4-part
e lecture series. Join Professor Adrian Kerr of Edison State College as he explores r,, R. .1, ,n
empire in the turbulent ancient world of Europe and the Middle East. Attend i-r .. ,
session or attend all four. Cost is $10 per session. Call 454-2054.
M Wellness Seminar: Healthy Bones...Healthy You!
Friday, June 4 at 2 p.m. The Woodlands at Shell Point
Your bones are the frame of your body. Healthy bones are essential to a healthier you.
This seminar will focus on osteoporosis, arthritis, and what you can do to improve your
health. Presented by Lynne Fraser, Shell Point personal trainer. The event is free;
however seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 454-2054.
Shell Point Summer Concert Series
Thursday, June 24 Monday, August 2 The Island at Shell Point
It's heating up outside, but cool summer sounds are coming your
way! The Dick Hyman Trio kicks things off on June 24,
followed by the Naples Jazz Orchestra on July 19, and Reiko,
Violinist and Friends on August 2. Get your tickets today! Save
by purchasing the entire series, just $35. Individual concerts, $15.
Call 454-2067 for tickets.
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Fishing All Good,
.| _. Matt Mitchell
,.. TThat a great
SAI week on
, \ V the water
this was. Either
S-- mangrove fishing,
S# going offshore or
,S chasing tarpon, it
was very produc-
tive. There were
lots of fish around.
Areas around Captiva Pass were the
hot spots towards the end of the week if
you were after that tarpon. North, south
and east of the pass all held rolling fish.
The tarpon seemed to be really pushing
into the bay on the morning incoming
tide. Cut bait and live bait both worked
well. My hottest day up in the northern
sound was going three for five. The fish
were of all sizes but the majority were
that perfect size which to me is in the
50- to 60-pound class. These fish only
take about 15 minutes or so to land and
jump often. There are some monsters
in the mix too as we did do battle with
a 140-pound-plus tarpon off Hemp Key
that dragged us up on a really shallow flat
before coming boatside for the release.
At the beginning of the week, tarpon
fishing between Knapp's Point and Fort
Myers Beach was really hot but as we got
later in the week the fish really seemed to
disappear gulfside. Pods of 50-plus fish
where coming up and rolling in the flat
calm conditions. This made locating them
and pitching baits easy fishing. There
where a lot of boats out there work-
ing the schools but if you broke away
from the pack it was not hard to locate
your own fish at least until you had one
hooked up and the pack moved in. Fish
on the beach ate threadfins and small
bluecrabs pitched freeline into the rolling
schools. This has to be one of my favorite
ways to fish tarpon when you can sight
cast to them. Later in the week the east
winds made Knapp's Point just a little to
choppy to locate fish.
Fishing in the pack of boats for tarpon
is sometimes fun but all it takes is one
clueless angler to motor right through the
pod to put all the fish down and ruin it
for everyone. Stay on the outside of the
pack and let the fish come to you. Often
the boats working the tarpon in close will
push the fish right at you anyway. If you
don't have a trolling motor to work these
schools find your own fish and try to
position your boat ahead of the moving
pack. Once you're ahead of the fish shut
down the motor and pitch out in front of
the school. If everyone works together,
watching multiple boat hook-ups is a
blast. If you take your time everyone will
get their shots. Try to locate one pod of
fish and stay with it as long as you can.
I did switch gears this week with one
snook trip booked. The early morning
incoming tide was the best bite. Working
mangrove keys around the mouth of the
river on live shiners produced a dozen
or so snook. The first mangrove key of
the day was right on with a 15-pound,
37-incher caught within 15 minutes of
pulling up. There were lots of snook in
the 25-inch range. For a guide, catching
a pig of a snook like that at the first spot
of the day really takes the pressure off.
Some of my snook spots also held a few
trout but redfish have been hard to come
On my day off this week, I went off-
shore with some friends. After loading
up on bait we made a 32-mile run out
of Redfish Pass to one of our favorite
wrecks. Fishing was pretty slow out there
with a very weak tide but we did man-
A variety of fish for the smoker
age a few big fish throughout the day.
Amberjacks to 25 pounds were great
action for a while but we just could not
get the grouper going. Working wrecks
on the way back to shore we caught
and released five Goliath groupers in the
50- to 80-pound range along with some
much bigger Goliaths which took the two-
man rigged rods quickly into a structure
before breaking off.
We were really hoping to get on a
good mangrove snapper bite out there
but just could not get it going. We did
catch one really nice eight-pound man-
grove snapper which was just enough to
let us know we were in the right place. At
one of the last spots of the day we saw
some bursts on top and decided to flatline
a live shiner. It was not long before the
line was screaming off the medium-size
spinning reel. After a 20-minute fight,
a 25-pound king mackerel came to the
gaff. We ended up with about 20 pounds
of filets perfect for the smoker the next
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 email@example.com
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CROW Case Of The Week: -
Bald Eagle ..
by Brian Johnson
L CEC Project
Slabaugh did ,
not want to take
any chances with a
bald eagle found on
the ground on April
S29 in a utility right-
of-way area in North
Using a raincoat, I
he captured the raptor, placed him in a box
and took him to Miracle Mile vet clinic in Juvenile bald eagle at CROW
Fort Myers. "He looked tired and stressed,
and I was afraid if we left him on the ground someone would get him."
Dr. PJ Deitschel admitted the 3.5-kilogram eagle at CROW. "He was a youngster
with new feathers," said Dr. PJ. "He had no fractures, but did exhibit a bilateral wing
droop. He did not want me to be open his mouth and became vocal when we touched
around his head. There were no signs of electrocution or burns, but the outward evi-
dence is not always conclusive with this type of trauma.The bird was extremely pale
and had blood in his ratess"
Staff gave him subcutaneous fluids, injectible supplements, and pain medication,
and stabilized him in the ICU. CROW alerted Becky Swaigart of Eagle Technical
Advisory Committee (ETAC), who has been a resource in locating nests and monitor-
ing eagle populations in the region.
Dr. PJ would have liked more case history, but moved ahead with a general pro-
gram of supportive care. "In this business you don't always get all the pieces of the
puzzle," she said.
She was concerned about the bird's pale mucous membranes and possible internal
injuries from a fall. He ate a finger mullet on Day 2 and meat on Day 4. He gradually
looked sharper, more alert.
However, on Day 5 he looked "poorly" so Dr. PJ took a radiograph to see if he
had swallowed a foreign object or possibly been a shot. Fortunately, it came back
Juvenile bald eagle release
She gave him a heat lamp, which he seemed pleased to have, as he kept close to it
over the next few days.
By Day 9 the bird had passed out of the danger zone and was becoming active and
restless inside the clinic. After a trip to the scale revealed that he had put on several
hundred grams, staff transferred him to the small-flight cage outside. "He did not vocal-
ize when we looked into his mouth, which was moist and more pink," said Dr. PJ.
The eagle ran around the grass and dirt floor of the small-flight with powerful
strides, but did not have much interest in flying for the moment. Staff first saw him go
perch to perch in the cage on Day 17.
He graduated to the large-flight two days later, where in time he made a series of
quiet, easy flights." On May 24 Staff Rehabilitator Cat Turner took the young eagle
back to his North Fort Myers nest site for release (Day 26).
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:
For U.S. Power
Dr. Frank A. Dvorak, a Bellevue,
Washington resident, has
become the United States Power
Squadron chief commander. Dvorak was
affirmed by acclimation at the recently
held national convention in Orlando for
the two-year post.
In his acceptance speech, Dvorak
emphasized the need for all recreational
boaters to have the education and skills
necessary to safely operate their power,
sail, paddle and personal watercraft and
keep themselves and their families from
Dvorak also announced a new ini-
tiative known as the Boat Operator's
Certification (BOC) Program. The BOC
makes on-the-water boating education a
national priority for all recreational boat-
A Saskatchewan, Canada native,
Dvorak earned degrees from the Royal
Military College of Canada and The
University of British Columbia, and then
completed a PhD in aeronautical engi-
neering at Cambridge University. He
served as a pilot with the Royal Canadian
Air Force and later as a senior research
scientist with major corporations. In 1974
he founded the U.S. based Aeronautical
Engineering Services where he was CEO
until his retirement in 2009.
As an avid boater, he has logged
over 35,000 cruising miles. As a Power
Squadron member, he has been a boating
safety instructor and leader for over 35
years. Prior to holding various national
offices in USPS, Dvorak was District
16 commander covering the state of
In its 97th year of existence, the non-
profit United States Power Squadrons
40,000 volunteer members serve local
communities, boating organizations and
helps the United States Coast Guard
to maintain high standards of boating
operation in all 50 states and the U.S.
Numerous courses and a wide vari-
ety of boating seminars are offered
through the nationally recognized USPS
University. You can reach the Power
Squadrons at www.usps.org for all your
boating education needs.O
he U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's
draft Comprehensive Conservation
Plan (CCP) and Environmental
Assessment (EA) are available for Pine
Island, Matlacha Pass, Island Bay,
and Caloosahatchee National Wildlife
Refuges as required by law.
The CCP describes how the service
intends to manage these refuges over the
next 15 years.
continued on page 14
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by Gerri Reaves
he first thing
bayonet (Yucca aloi-
folia) is the needle-
sharp point on the
Take care to plant
it well away from
walkways and other
areas where people
and pets are unlikely
to brush against it.
On the practical
side, however, those
daunting leaves make
this member of the
agave family the
supreme screening or
security plant. Who
would risk an encoun-
ter with Spanish A large specimen of Spanish bayonet can be a dramatic land-
bayonet to climb in a scape accent photos by Gerri Reaves
The shrub has much to offer, too, as a dramatic landscape accent. The evergreen
leaves that surround the thick central stem can be as long as three feet.
Sometime between early spring and late summer, this native produces fragrant
spikes of creamy, bell-shaped white flowers in the leaf rosettes. The tulip-like flowers
have three petals and sepals and are three to four inches across.
Spanish bayonet is the larval food for the Yucca giant skipper butterflies.
This evergreen shrub is highly drought and salt tolerant and therefore a good candi-
date for seaside landscapes.
Plant it in full sun in well-drained soil and give it plenty of room. It requires no
Specimens usually reach
about 15 feet, but in suit-
able growing conditions can
reach 25 or more. Older
plants form rough woody
The flowers, flower
stalk, and fruit are edible
for humans, either raw or
cooked. The flower petals
are a crisp addition to a
The cylindrical tough-
skinned fruit is filled with
many small seeds.
Propagate Spanish bayo-
net with seeds, by clump
division, or cultivation of
the "pups" that spring up
Sources: Wild Plants
for Survival in South
Florida by Julia F. Morton,
Native Florida Plants by
Robert G. Haehle and Joan
Brookwell, and Waterwise:
South Florida Landscapes
by the South Florida Water
Plant Smart explores
practices that will help you
create a low-maintenance,
ricane- and pest-resistant
South Florida landscape.5
Spanish bayonet sports sword-like leaves and spikes of
To Participate In
Blue Star Program
he Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum
has launched a Blue Star Museums
partnership with the National
Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star
Families, and more than 600 museums
across America to offer free admission
to all active duty military personnel and
their families from Memorial Day through
Labor Day. "The Bailey-Matthews Shell
Museum is one of seven museums
in Florida offering this benefit," said
Kathleen E. Hoover, public relations
manager for the museum. The museum
is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Families can visit www.shellmuseum.org
for museum program information. The
complete list of participating Blue Star
Museums is available at www.arts.gov/
"I believe that welcoming our men
and women in uniform and their families
through the Blue Star program is one
way to recognize their dedication and all
the hard work they do on behalf of the
country. We are pleased and honored to
host the American military at the shell
museum," said Dr. Jose H. Leal, direc-
tor/curator for The Bailey-Matthews Shell
Museum on Sanibel.
"America's museums are proud to join
the rest of the country in thanking our
military personnel and their families for
their service and sacrifice," said National
Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco
Landesman. "I cannot imagine a better
way to do that than welcoming them in
to explore and enjoy the extraordinary
cultural heritage our museums present.
The works of art on view this summer
will inspire and challenge viewers, and
sometimes they will just be a great deal
"There have always been wonderful
examples of partnerships between muse-
ums and military installations, but the
scale of this gift from the museum com-
munities to military families is thrilling,"
said Blue Star Families Chairman Kathy
Roth-Douquet. "Military families work
hard for this country, and it is gratifying
for us to be recognized for that. We antic-
ipate that thousands of military families
will participate in the program and visit
museums this summer many of them
for the first time. Blue Star Families will
work hard to help our military families
make the most of these opportunities."
More than 600 museums in all 50
states and the District of Columbia
are taking part in the initiative. The
American Association of Museums, the
Association of Art Museum Directors, and
the Association of Children's Museums
each sent a letter from NEA Chairman
Landesman inviting museums to partici-
pate in this program. In addition to 30
children's museums across the country,
participating museums represent a broad
range of art, history, science, and cultural
Kids All American
Cape Coral Yacht Club will have
an All American Fishing Derby
for children on Saturday, June 12
from 8-11 a.m. on the pier.
The derby includes angler education,
two hours of fishing, awards and lunch.
Each participant will receive a goodie
Children must bring their own fish-
ing rod and tackle. Bait will be provided.
Lunch is included with the children's price
of $8. Parents can purchase lunch for
$2.50. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
Pre-registration is required. Call Cape
Coral Yacht Club at 574-0806.a
by Cdr. Ron Terciak
he San Carlos Bay Sail & Power
Squadron, a unit of the United
States Power Squadrons, will be
offering America's Boating Course
Saturday, June 19 from 8:15 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. This course is recognized
by the National Association of State
Boating Law Administrators. The State
of Florida recently passed legislation
requiring anyone born after January
1, 1988 to have passed a safe boat-
ing course and obtain a Boating Safety
Education ID card, which is valid for life,
in order to operate a boat with more
than 10 HP. Each student will receive
a card/certificate from the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Commission upon comple-
tion of the class. The course consists of
two sessions on consecutive Saturdays.
The second session will be on Saturday,
June 26, also from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30
Topics covered include hull design,
docking, anchoring, handling boating
emergencies, reading channel markers
and many other topics to make each
boating experience safer and more enjoy-
The cost of the course is $40 with a
$20 cost for a second person sharing the
The course is being taught at the
San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron
classroom located at 16048 San Carlos
Boulevard at the corner of Kelly Road
(across from ACE Hardware). Students
can register online at www.scbps.com or
call the office 466-4040.0
From page 13
In order to ensure consideration of
comments in the development of the
final plan, comments must be received by
June 21 and must include your name and
return mailing address.
A copy of the plan is avail-
able on compact diskette or hard
copy. Copies may obtained from
selecting the refuges' link; by mailing the
Refuge Complex at DingDarlingCCP@
fws.gov; by phone by contacting the
refuge at 472-1100; or in person from
the Refuge Complex at 1 Wildlife Drive,
Comments should be mailed to the
refuge at the above listed address or
emailed to: DingDarlingCCP@fws.gov.
For further information contact:
email@example.com; cheri ehrhardt,
natural resource planner, 321-861-2368;
or Paul Tritaik, refuge manager, 472-
1100. Information is also available under
Conservation Planning on the Refuge
Complex's website: http://www.fws.gov/
THERIVER MAY28,2010 15
Local Children Take
Field Trip To Tarpon Bay
The students from Spring Creek Elementary get ready to head out into Tarpon Bay with
Donna Yetsko and Captain Bill Burch.
ast week, two local schools brought students to visit the JN "Ding" Darling
National Wildlife Refuge. The Spring Creek Elementary 4th graders and The
Sanibel School 3rd graders joined the Tarpon Bay Explorers for a Nature and
Sea Life Cruise in Tarpon Bay.
The students from Spring Creek Elementary have been studying national wildlife
refuges in school, so their visit to "Ding" Darling was a great opportunity for them to
see a refuge first hand. Naturalist Donna Yetsko led the group through a visit to the
Touch Tank exhibit before joining Captain Bill Burch for a boat ride in Tarpon Bay.
The kids even saw dolphins and manatees during their cruise. Afterwards, during
lunch, Yetsko led a discussion with the group about national wildlife refuges. The stu-
dents learned about the origins of the refuge system, its mission, and "Ding" Darling's
The Sanibel School 3rd graders have been studying ecosystems in science class
and made the short trip to Tarpon Bay Explorers on their bicycles. Yetsko and Burch
I t I | shoreline walk to discuss coastal sea life
I N U I U I 1 L and beach dynamics. Explore mudflats
and use nets within the shallow sea rass
Prog ram s Ibeds for an up-close look at some o the
P o a msa smaller yet amazing inhabitants of the
aptiva Cruises is offering the fol- back bay estuary ecosystem. Bring wad-
lowing naturalist-led environmen- ing shoes and your sense of adventure for
tal education programs: this hands-on sea life encounter.
Science at Sea Cruise Sailing Under The Stars Cruise
Be a marine biologist. This 90-minute Enjoy the sunset, experience day turn-
hands-on scientific inquiry is fun for all ing into night, linger out on the water
ages. Crab traps and plankton nets will be and sail under the stars. Planets, stars
hauled for a look at some of the compo- and constellations will be identified along
nents of the food chains. Use compasses the way. Mythology, mysteries and fea-
for navigational aids and magnifying tures of the Milky Way Galaxy, as well as
viewers to see the things you can't usually the greater universe, will be appreciated
see.Take part in actual scientific research under the magic of the night sky. Join in
that will be utilized by the Sanibel-Captiva for this incredible experience.
Conservation Foundation's Marine Lab. For information on days and times call
This is an exciting trip for the whole fam- 472-5300 or go to www.captivacruises.
ily! Shoreline Discovery Cruise com. Reservations are required.&
Travel to a secluded beach for a guided
Second Annual Florida
Plant And Garden Expo
The Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center is actively planning the sec-
ond annual Florida in Full Bloom Plant & Garden Expo, which will take place
on Saturday, June 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, June 13 from 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. This event will showcase a variety of vendors offering an array of
plants, flowers, herbs and other gardening accessories and items. Admission is free.
"This promises to be a great event for our local gardening clubs, plant nurseries and
landscaping businesses. Our event attracted over 1,500 people for a one-day event last
year, so we have extended it to two days this year!" said Jim Finch, general manager
for the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center.
Event organizers are looking for local businesses and organizations to showcase
their wares and possibly participate in seminars or demonstrations. The Charlotte
Harbor Event & Conference Center is located at 75 Taylor Street, Punta Gorda. For
more information call 941-833-5444.0
were also joined by
Stephanie Ray to teach
the students about the
ecosystems in "Ding"
Darling during a visit
to the Touch Tank and
a boat ride in Tarpon
Bay. The group
learned about the estu-
ary, the importance
of mangroves, and
the non-living things
(like water or shells)
that play a role in the
ecosystem. One excit-
ing topic was the vari-
ous food chains in the
and how some of the
animals eat their food.
The kids were surprised
to learn that a sea
star turns its stomach
inside-out to eat a
Explorers has some-
thing to offer students
of all ages interested in
discovering more about
national wildlife refuges
and the ecosystems in
the JN "Ding" Darling
Refuge. For more
information on the pro-
grams, call 472-8900
or visit www.tarpon-
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about the seahorses in the Touch Tank exhibit
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Alliance Summer Arts Camp
Builds Young Artists
A performance at the Alliance for the Arts 2009 art camp
In just a few .
weeks, school will
be out and the Lee
County Alliance for "
the Arts will offer < 1,1
the opportunity for "
youths to develop I
their creative side
at the 22nd annual _
Summer Arts Camp.
Enrollment is now ) -
open for students "
in grades 1 to 6 .
to register for up
to eight weeks of Papier mache fruits, vegetables, cows and pigs
camp, beginning on
Summer Arts Camp has been a
staple program for continued arts
education in this community for
several years. In March, the Alliance
for the Arts received the title as #1
Summer Arts Programs in Southwest
Florida from the Parent and Child
Magazine's 2010 People's Choice
Lydia Black, executive director,
describes the importance of arts
education by saying, "The arts are
essential for our children to improve
critical thinking, problem solving abili-
ties, flexibility, coordination, creativ-
ity, self-direction, personal expression
Alliance for the Arts camps have
been described as "top notch," by Projects from the 2009 art camps
local residents who have either partic-
ipated in the camp themselves or enrolled their children. The curriculum for visual and
performing classes includes drawing, sculpting, acting, singing, dancing and painting.
All 2010 projects, skits and songs are geared toward weekly themes including: Into the
Wild, Magic Kingdom, Stars and Stripes, Lights on Broadway, Undersea Adventures,
Rodeo Round Up, Mad Science and Rock of Ages.
Parents are invited to join in the fun. On Friday afternoons friends and family are
invited to the grand finale where campers show off their artwork and perform in a
camp-wide theatre performance.
Camp is offered for eight consecutive weeks June 21 to August 13. Discounts are
available to Alliance members and multi-week purchases.
For more information about Summer Art Camps call 939-2787 or visit www.
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has stayed with tradition film photogra-
phy. He mostly works with what is called
large format photography, where his
negatives are as big as eight by 20 inches
in size. He also uses a darkroom to pro-
duce his final images. He produces most
of his images in an alternative process
called platinum/palladium printing. It is a
process which is over 100 years old and
one of the most stable and archival pro-
Cahill was born in Salem,
Massachusetts. She studied art privately
and taught ceramics and painting for
25 years. She is a 10-year member of
the Pine Island Art Association. She has
exhibited her work in galleries and gift
shops throughout Massachusetts and
Florida. Her works are in numerous pri-
vate collections from Colorado to Maine.
Her most recent endeavors such as
murals, pole painting and objets d'art can
be seen at the Art Building in Matlacha,
St. James City and at Bert's Pine Bay
Gallery in Matlacha where she currently
Yuccas is a wildlife and nature pho-
tographer originally from Minneapolis,
Minnesota. His love for photography
started at the age of 16 at Corkscrew
Swamp Sanctuary at an Audubon event
titled Corkscrew Photo Safari, which
featured professional photographers
Roy Toft and Clyde Butcher. Ever since
that event, a passion was ignited that
continues to this day. In May of 2009,
Yuccas graduated from the University of
Minnesota Duluth, located on the north
Sanibel Lighthouse by Michael Andersen
shore of Lake Superior, with a bachelor
of liberal arts degree in geography and
a minor in environmental studies. After
graduating, he made up his mind to move
back to Southwest Florida where his pho-
tography career originally began. He now
photographs as much as possible in his
two favorite ecosystems: coastal wetlands
and the Big Cypress National Preserve.
Arts for ACT Gallery is at 2265 First
THERIVER MAY28,2010 17
From page 1
Billy's Creek Preserve Opens June 2
photo by Melanie R. Grigsby
nutrient levels in the tributary, and excessive levels of bacteria. As part of the strategy
to address water quality improvements throughout Fort Myers, a cooperative effort was
undertaken by the city, SFWMD and Lee County to create a facility that would not
only address water quality improvements but also provide increased flood protection
and recreational and educational amenities. The preserve provides an opportunity for
all to learn about the local environment with long-term benefits to the Caloosahatchee
Nestled within a large oak hammock is more than a mile of trails that wind around
a fresh-water marsh providing a beautiful park setting for everyone to enjoy. New park
amenities include bilingual educational signs, benches and 1.5 miles of paved walkways
that can be used for skateboarding, hiking and bicycling. A shaded shelter for picnics
and teaching and a launch area for kayaks and canoes have been constructed in the
continued on page 22
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Chicago Owns The Longest Title
Droughts; Will Hockey's Be Erased?
by Ed Frank
Call it chronic mismanagement, bad luck, various curses or a hundred other
reasons, the fact is that the City of Chicago owns two of the four longest
championship droughts in professional sports.
The 101-year famine of the Chicago Cubs is the meal ticket for sports talk shows
and late-night television. And the way the Cubbies have started out this season, it
appears this longest drought in professional sports will extend to 102 years.
However, the Windy City's claim on the second record drought could be erased
It has been 49 years since the Chicago Blackhawks last won the National Hockey
League's coveted Stanley Cup, but that could soon be past history.
The Blackhawk's weekend sweep of the San Jose Sharks to win the Western
Conference Championship propelled the Hawks to the Stanley Cup Finals where they
will face Philadelphia.
Yes, we will know soon whether Chicago's grip on hockey's longest drought will be
a thing of the past. It's a distinction they would love to lose.
While many laugh and some cry over the 101-year drought of the Cubs, it's a well-
known fact by nearly all that follow sports.
But let's also examine some lesser known sports misery records:
The longest active title drought in the National Football League belongs to the
Arizona Cardinals whose last championship was 1947 when they were the Chicago
Cardinals. They have since called home in St. Louis and the Phoenix suburbs of
Tempe and Glendale.
Four NFL teams have never appeared in a Super Bowl Cleveland, Detroit,
Jacksonville and Houston, and 10 others have never won that big prize.
In the National Basketball Association, the longest title drought belongs to the
Sacramento Kings who have not been to the NBA Finals since 1951 when they were
known as the Rochester Royals. However, Sacramento is the fifth home of the Royals
having previously played in Cincinnati, Kansas City and Omaha.
Finally, this list of losing must include the City of Cleveland, a city that has waited
longer than any other city with three major sports franchises to win a title.
The last time a Cleveland professional team won a title was 1964 when the
Champ nship (p re- kyin
won the NFL
Cleveland Indians last
World Series win was -
1948, baseball's sec-
ond longest drought
next to the Cubs.
And the Cleveland
Cavaliers have never
won an NBA title.
Interestingly, the Cavs
just fired their head .. -
coach, Mike Brown,
whose team posted
the best record in the This year, Sam Bailey, "The Rainmaker," will be selling commem-
NBA this season at orative Islands Night umbrellas for just $10 each
But after losing in the second round of the playoffs, Brown also lost his job keep-
ing the city's losing drought alive.
Islands Night Next Tuesday
The annual Islands Night at Hammond Stadium is Tuesday night when the Fort
Myers Miracle face Dunedin.
Sanibel's Sam Bailey promises an evening of fun at the "ol' ballpark" with a parade,
contests and prizes.
Free tickets are available at Bailey's General Store and many businesses on the
The Miracle began the week with an 18-25 season record and a fifth-place standing
in the Florida State League South Division. They are on the road this week, returning
to Hammond Stadium Tuesday for a four-game home stand against Dunedin.
The Blue Jays currently are in first-place in the FSL North.
Miracle Player Suspended
Miracle outfielder Michael Harrington was suspended this week for 50 games by
the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball after testing positive for performance-
In 24 games with the Miracle, Harrington was hitting .145.I
With First Tee To
F orida Gulf Coast University PGA
Golf Management Program and
The First Tee of Naples/Collier
announce a partnership where students
act as volunteer instructors and receive
course credit. In recognition of this
partnership, FGCU President Wilson
G. Bradshaw has designated a scholar-
ship to be awarded to a graduate of The
First Tee of Naples/Collier program
who enters the PGA Golf Management
Program at FGCU.
"We are very excited and appreciative
of the scholarship that has been offered
to our First Tee participants," said Cindy
Darland, executive director for The First
Tee of Naples/Collier. "The FGCU PGA
Golf Management Program has been a
tremendous partner in the past year with
students participating as mentors and vol-
unteers within our programs. This schol-
arship will strengthen an already great
The First Tee of Naples/Collier's
mission is to impact the lives of young
people by providing learning facilities
and educational programs that promote
character development and life enhancing
values through the game of golf. Visit the
local chapter Web site at www.thefirst-
teenaplescollier.org or the national Web
site at www.thefirsttee.org. The First Tee
of Naples/Collier is a 501(c) 3 non-profit
The FGCU PGA Golf Management
Program (PGM) is one of 20 PGA of
America accredited programs in the U.S.,
and currently has over 120 students from
all over the country including several
international students. The four-and-a-
half-year curriculum educates its students
in the business, the people and the game
FGCU recently moved the PGM pro-
gram into its new home in the Herbert
and Margaret Sugden Resort and
Hospitality Management Building. The
students have access to the latest in golf
technology using a Swing Simulator, JC
Video Analysis Bay, SAM Putt System,
Club Repair and Merchandise Golf
Shop labs. In addition, the PGA Golf
Management Program partners with over
35 golf courses in Collier and Lee coun-
ties where students intern, practice and
"The First Tee program is a great
initiative to attract young people to the
game of golf which for me, is a game
for life," said Tara McKenna, the newly
appointed director of the PGA Golf
"The PGM program at FGCU is proud
to be partnered with such an important
organization and to have one of our
incoming freshmen, Alex Giguere, be the
first recipient of this scholarship award.
The relationship our PGM program has
with the local golf community is the foun-
dation of its strength and the First Tee is
an integral part."
Giguere will graduate this summer
from Naples High School with a 3.5
GPA and has spent much of his young
life helping others while pursuing his
passion for golf. He has volunteered
his time for Special Olympics, The First
Tee, American Legion Post 135 Naples,
Hope for Haiti and currently works at
Glen Eagle Golf and Country Club. He
was recently selected to attend a week of
instruction at the prestigious Hank Haney
Golf Academy on Hilton Head Island,
For more information, contact
McKenna at 590-7717 or tmckenna@
fgcu.edu; or Darland at 825-4851 or dar-
Day At The Rays
he Tampa Bay Rays are host-
ing the fourth annual Fort Myers
Community Day at Tropicana Field
on Sunday, August 29 at 1:40 p.m.
when the Rays take on the Boston Red
The Rays are celebrating 13 years
of Major League baseball in Tampa Bay
and wish to salute the Fort Myers area
and its fans for their continued support.
Fort Myers Mayor Randall P. Henderson
Jr. will be throwing out the first pitch.
The first 10,000 kids 14 and under will
receive a Raymond Pool Tube.
Tickets are $25 each and are avail-
able at the Fort Myers Skatium located
at 2250 Broadway or call 321-7510.
You can also visit www.raysbaseball.com/
fortmyers and enter FTMYERS as the
If you don't want to drive to St. Pete,
the Hideaway Sports Bar is chartering a
bus. Cost is $60 including ticket. Stop by
the Hideaway Sports Bar in the historic
River District at 1418 Dean Street or call
Groups of 20 or more get a special
discount plus a welcome on the score-
board. Call Dan Newhart at 727-825-
3293 or email dnewhart@raysbaseball.
com to get group tickets.2
he Fort Myers Recreation Division
will hold the first annual Florida
Cup Tournament on Saturday and
Sunday, June 5 and 6.
The Florida Cup format consists of
doubles teams in which the ages of the
partners are combined. Age divisions
consist of combined ages over 40, 60,
80, 100, and 120. You can play with
your spouse, your child, a sibling, parent,
grandparent or with a friend.
The tournament will be held at the
Fort Myers Racquet Club, 1700 women's
doubles will be played Saturday, June 5
and mixed doubles on Sunday, June 6.
Entry fee is $25 per player and entry
deadline is June 2 at 6 p.m.
Download the entry form at www.city-
For more information call 321-7550
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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f you're an inves
tor, you might
be shaking your
head in dismay
after looking at
your recent broker-
In fact, you might
even be thinking
about giving up on
Wall Street altogether. But before you
do, consider the following story.
Two typical American children, Mary
and Michael, begin their day with a hearty
breakfast of oatmeal produced by Quaker
Oats, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, based in
Purchase, New York. At school, they
work on a computer, using a Windows
operating system produced by Microsoft,
based in Redmond, Washington. Upon
returning home, they do their homework
under a lamp containing light bulbs pro-
duced by General Electric, headquartered
in Fairfield, Connecticut. That night, their
parents, pressed for time, take them to
McDonald's, whose corporate office is in
Oak Brook, Illinois, and the children eat
Big Macs and drink Cokes, produced by
Coca-Cola, based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Before going to bed, Michael and Mary
wash up with Ivory Soap, produced by
Proctor & Gamble, based in Cincinnati,
and are thrilled to learn their parents are
going to take them to Walt Disney World,
owned by The Walt Disney Company,
which operates out of Burbank,
Energy Tips For
by Laura Zocki
means a lot of fun
in the sun! But
along with pool
camp and beach
trips comes swelter-
ing heat and humidity. Even the most
energy efficient Southwest Florida resi-
dents head to their thermostat for relief.
Just remember that how you man-
age your energy usage this summer will
have a drastic effect on your electric
bill. For example, each degree you set
your thermostat below 78 degrees will
add eight percent to your cooling costs.
LCEC energy experts recommend several
alternatives that you can use to keep your
cool and your cash this summer.
First, consider using ceiling fans to
complement your air conditioner. Ceiling
You get the picture. None of these
businesses are on Wall Street and when
you invest in them, you're not investing
in "Wall Street," which is really just a
shorthand term for our system of trading
Unfortunately, many people seem to
think they are actually investing in the
system itself, rather than in individual
businesses, so when they repeatedly hear
that "It's been a wild day on Wall Street,"
they start believing that the very act of
investing has become too risky for them.
But that's not the case. As you can tell
by their products, the companies men-
tioned above are likely to be around for
a long time or at least until people stop
using computers, washing their hands
and eating hamburgers.
Does that mean that the stock prices
of these types of companies will just
keep climbing? Of course not. These
businesses, like all businesses, will go
through good and bad periods, and their
stock prices will reflect these ups and
downs. But here's the key point: Barring
an unforeseen calamity of epic propor-
tions, there always will be businesses in
which you can invest. And if you buy
quality companies and hold them for the
long term, you're going to increase your
chances for success.
So when you're considering your
investment strategy, don't worry about
today's turbulence on Wall Street.
Instead, look at tomorrow's prospects
for the companies in which you're inter-
ested. Are their products competitive? Do
they belong to an industry that is on the
ascent or the decline? Do they have good
management teams? Have they been
consistently profitable over the years? By
answering these and other key questions,
you should be able to get a good sense
of whether a stock is a good investment
fans create a wind-chill effect on your skin
that makes you feel cooler. But use them
wisely. If you leave ceiling fans running in
empty rooms, you are wasting electricity.
Untinted windows offer little resis-
tance to the sun's heat. About 30 percent
of the heat that enters your home comes
through your windows: if direct sunlight
strikes your windows, consider applying
tint film to them.
You can also block the sun from
entering your home by planting trees
in your yard to shade the windows that
receive the most heat. But be sure to
plant trees away from power lines. Also,
keep the drapes closed during hot, sunny
Don't forget to keep your air condi-
tioner in tip-top shape by replacing filters
once a month, and have your unit ser-
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By thinking more about the individual
businesses in which you might invest, and
less about Wall Street, you can become a
more focused investor. And, over the long
term, that focus can pay off for you.
Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor
in Fort Myers. She can be reached at
The Southwest Florida
MicroEnterprise project is seeking
mentors who would like to help
local residents start their own business-
es. Mentors should be successful current
or former small business owners who
are interested in giving back to the com-
munity and helping other entrepreneurs
grow and prosper.
The Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise
project is a partnership of several organi-
zations that provides training for individu-
als with low-to-moderate income and/
or other disadvantages to start their own
businesses. At the end of the program,
some participants may be eligible to
receive microloans. Program participants
will complete a 10-week training course,
made up of weekly three-hour classes.
Mentors will work directly with partici-
pants to help these potential small busi-
ness owners prepare a business plan.
If you are interested in becoming a
mentor for the project call 995-2106 ext.
219. More information is available online
at www.swflmicro.com and www.good-
The SWFL MicroEnterprise Project
is administered by Goodwill Industries
of Southwest Florida, Inc. and is
funded through the Southwest Florida
Community Foundation. Other program
partners include the Southwest Florida
Enterprise Center, SCORE, and ACCION
Status In The Arts
T ee County Public Schools
announced that Diplomat Middle
School and Cypress Lake High
School have both been renewed as Arts
Achieve! Model Schools. This designa-
tion will be conferred next month at
the Florida Alliance for Arts Education
Leadership Summit, scheduled in
The Arts Achieve! Model Schools
program recognizes exemplary schools in
Florida that have done an outstanding job
making the arts an essential part of their
education curriculum. The purpose of the
award is to identify, recognize and pro-
mote statewide K-12 fine arts programs
that balance diversity, high performance
standards and instructional quality in visu-
al and performing arts education. Schools
retain the Arts Achieve! designation for
three years. Cypress Lake High School
Center for the Arts and Diplomat Middle
were first recognized in 2007 and applied
for renewal in 2010, which will continue
In being named Arts Achieve! Model
Schools, Diplomat Middle and Cypress
Lake High continue to agree to open
their doors to visitors who wish to
enhance and/or affirm their arts educa-
tion practices. It's a sharing of best prac-
tices that allows highly-effective arts pro-
grams to be duplicated in schools across
Registration for Fall classes at Edison
State College opened May 24
to all degree-seeking students.
Registration opens to the general public
College officials encourage anyone
interested in taking classes this fall to reg-
ister as soon as possible because classes
will fill up quickly.
"We want to accommodate every stu-
dent who chooses Edison State College,"
said Dr. Steve Atkins, vice president for
student and academic affairs.
In the past three years enrollment at
Edison State College has grown more
than 50-percent, bringing total students
to more than 21,000. ESC has been the
fastest growing state college in Florida for
the past two years.
For more information about how to
register for classes visit www.edison.edu/
The Real Estate Investment Society
(REIS) has partnered with other col-
leagues, family and friends of the
recently deceased commercial real estate
professional Paul Sands to establish the
Paul Sands Scholarship Fund.
"Paul really liked helping out the
young guys," said Lisa Sands, Paul Sands'
former wife and business partner. "He
always went above and beyond to help
younger professionals in their real estate
career, so this fund is an appropriate way
to honor him and his passion for helping
The Paul Sands Scholarship Fund
will be open for one year with the goal
of raising $10,000 for a scholarship
to be awarded to a Florida Gulf Coast
University student with intentions of pur-
suing a career in commercial real estate.
Sands, who was the senior advisor of
The Sands Commercial Group at VIP
Commercial, was a longtime member of
REIS and served on its board of gover-
nors. The Paul Sands Scholarship Fund is
part of the REIS Scholarship Foundation
a not-for-profit, registered 501(c)3 cor-
poration. REIS manages the foundation,
allowing 100 percent of donations to be
awarded as scholarships. Donations to
the scholarship fund may be made pay-
able to REIS Scholarship Foundation,
Inc. and mailed to REIS Scholarship
Chairman Shelton Weeks, PhD, Real
Estate Investment Society, PO Box 9247,
FortMyers, FL 33902-9247. "Paul Sands
Scholarship" should be noted on the
check. For more information, visit www.
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and Adults with Attention Deficit/
Hyperactivity Disorder) is hold-
ing a meeting on AD/HD: A Parent's
Perspective on Tuesday, June 1. This
presentation is for parents, school and
mental health professionals presented by
S". Linda S. Reynolds, LMHC school coun-
selor for The Sanibel School. Reynolds
is a licensed mental health counselor of
Genesis Counseling of Fort Myers. The
r meeting will run from 7 to 9 p.m. at
providers Lee Memorial Hospital, Med Room 2-3,
2776 Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers.
Information will include: major con-
o cerns for the whole family; how AD/HD
affects siblings, marriage; and time man-
^ agement skills.
Lee County teacher inservice credits
For more information, contact Lynne
Lampila, chapter president, at 466-1167,
or M. Jean Gavin, publicity coordinator,
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Billy's Creek Preserve
Pets are welcome and the park has pet waste stations. The preserve serves sev-
eral important practical purposes. As stormwater runoff from the surrounding area
flows into Billy's Creek; it is redirected into the preserve to begin a treatment process
designed to improve water quality. The redirected water first passes through a set-
tling pond prior to entering two wetland filter marshes containing varieties of native
marsh plantings. The marsh plantings act to reduce nutrient levels resulting in greatly
improved water quality before being returned to Billy's Creek, which discharges to the
The system provides additional water storage, which serves to attenuate down-
stream discharges by retaining some of the stormwater runoff on-site.This increases
groundwater recharge and reduces the potential of downstream flooding.
Dealership Presents Generous Gift
As the sun sets on the Saturn brand, dealers across the country go out in style,
leaving behind a sizeable legacy gift that will support the children in our commu-
Snity who need us most. Although, Saturn dealerships were forced to close when
General Motors made the decision to discontinue the trusted Saturn brand, Saturn
dealers maintained their values, integrity, and commitment to the community.
Saturn Dealers met late last year to decide how to spend the remaining money in
their advertising and marketing fund. The group unanimously agreed that as a tribute
to the legacy of the Saturn dealers past community support, the funds would be donat-
ed to a deserving charitable organization. Robert Goodman, treasurer of the Saturn
Retailers Marketing Association, was appointed to allocate and distribute the funds at
On May 25, Goodman presented a check in the amount of $97,684.69 to the
Boys & Girls Clubs at the Fort Myers Saturn dealership located at 4201 Fowler Street
in Fort Myers.
Boys & Girls Club programs emphasize leadership development, education and
career exploration, financial literacy, health and life skills, the arts, sports and fitness.4
Guns n" Hoses
o combat major summer blood
shortages, Lee Memorial Health
System will be implementing its
first ever Guns n' Hoses Blood Drive
throughout June and July. Hospital
administrators are encouraging law
enforcement, firefighters and the public
Blood donations support the patients
of the Lee Memorial Health System. In
addition to its four acute care hospitals,
the system also supplies blood to the
Trauma Center, The Children's Hospital
of Southwest Florida and the Regional
It's estimated that 6,000 units of blood
will be used this summer alone.
Donors will have the choice to vote for
either "Guns" or "Hoses" and will receive
a Guns n' Hoses t-shirt at the following
lona-McGregor Fire Station No. 75,
15660 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers,
June 7, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lehigh Fire Station, 11 Homestead
Road South, Lehigh, June 8, 7:30 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m.
North Fort Myers Fire Station #1,
42 Willis Road, North Fort Myers, June
10, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
City of Cape Coral Police
Department, 1100 Cultural Parkway,
Cape Coral, June 11, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fort Myers Police Department, 2210
Peck Street, Fort Myers, June 16, 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
Estero Fire Department, 21500
Three Oaks Parkway, Estero, June 18,
7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Sanibel Island, Sanibel Recreation
Center, 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road,
Sanibel, June 22, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lee County Sheriffs Office, 14750
Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers,
June 24, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lee Memorial Blood Centers will
also be participating at these locations:
Cape Coral Hospital, 573-5400;
HealthPark Medical Center, 432-3604;
and Lee Memorial Hospital, 334-5333.4
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Red Cross CPR
Cardiovascular disease is the num-
ber one killer of people over the
age of 45, and is a risk factor in
sudden cardiac arrest, which kills over
300,000 every year. However, many of
these deaths are avoidable. That's why
the American Red Cross of Lee County
has planned a special CPR/AED train-
ing event that will be held on June 5 at
chapter headquarters (6310 Techster
Boulevard #7, in Fort Myers).
The one-hour training sessions will be
offered for $2 to the public at 8:30 a.m.
and 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome, but
due to space limitations, pre-registration
At CPR Saturday,qualified CPR/AED
instructors will walk you through hands-
on practice on CPR training manikins.
They will teach you how to recognize an
emergency, call for help, and perform
rescue breathing and CPR/AED.
"Knowing how to perform CPR and
how to use an AED are essential life skills
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that everyone needs, according to Karen
Prohaska, Lee County Red Cross health
and safety director.
Register online at arclcc.org or call the
chapter at 278-3401.5
F CU's Office of Continuing
Education and Off-Campus
Programs will present a workshop
on Spanish for Health and Human
Services Professionals. This will be
an interactive four-session program.
Participants will learn introductory
Spanish phrases, progressing to ter-
minologies, vocabulary and dialogues
specific to health and human services
professionals. Instructors for the course
are Genelle Grant, program director for
GRACE Project (Guatemalan Rural Adult
and Children's Education) in Fort Myers,
and Chris Gallagher, program manager
for FGCU's Continuing and Off-Campus
The workshop will be held from
9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturdays, June
5, 12, 19, 26 at the FGCU Atrium
Executive Center, 8695 College Parkway,
Suite 1181 in Fort Myers.
Learn about Hispanic cultures, gaining
insights related to successful communica-
tion, understanding of ADLs, food prac-
tices, symptom management, birth and
death rituals, family relationships, spiritual
and religious orientations, illness beliefs
and health practices.
Cost is $100, plus $22 for workbook
Register by calling 425-3277 or go to
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June Cat Adoption Special
ee County Domestic Animal Services (LCDAS) will join the American Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals throughout the month of June in ask-
ing the community to open their hearts and homes to a new feline compan-
ion. LCDAS is offering a $50 discount on all cat and kitten adoptions. This means
adopters can take home an adult or senior cat for free or a kitten for only $25 with
an approved application.
The adoption fee, a $500 value, includes:
Rabies vaccination and county license
10-day pet health guarantee
Feline leukemia and AIDS test
Bag of Science Diet Cat Food
LCDAS took in nearly 5,000 cats and kittens in 2009. The only way to reduce the
births and ultimate deaths of over 3,600 cats each year in Lee County is for cat own-
ers to keep their cats from straying and to spay and neuter their pets.
Lee County's ordinance change in 2009 now allows for Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)
of community feral cats. This means that cats living in neighborhood colonies can now
be legally trapped, sterilized and returned to the community from which they came.
Successful TNR programs in other areas have been extremely effective in eventually
reducing the number of feral cats in those communities.
For more information about adoption, Trap-Neuter-Return, or low-cost spay/neuter
programs call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or go to www.leelostpets.com. Photos and infor-
mation about lost pets or pets for adoption are also available online. Pet information
on the Web site updates hourly.0
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information and referral on health & social services.
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June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month: All cats are $50
off the regular adoption fee. That means adult cats
are free and kittens are $25!
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Age: 4 months
Special trick: Will ride on your back
Comments: I was abandoned with my parents and
siblings but I'm a very resilient little kitty with a great atti-
tude so nothing keeps me down. I'm very affectionate,
playful, and entertaining but my best quality is my ability
to give unconditional love. Come visit me and I'll show
Breed: Pit bull mix
Age: 9 months
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Color: Tan and white
Most endearing feature: Quirky ears that both point
in same direction!
Comments: I've been at the shelter for a month now
so I'm hoping to celebrate my one month anniversary by
getting adopted. I've been practicing my commands like
sit, stay and down, and walking on a leash, so you'll be
impressed by what I know. There's a neat trick I can do
too. If you pet me I'll wag my tail like crazy!
Adoption fee: $75
For information about this week's pets, call 533-
7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services' website
at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, 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. It is located at
5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County
Sheriff's Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort
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HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED
We are currently seeking applicants
for several volunteer positions,
If you are interested, please contact
Marguerite Jordan at 472-3644 Ext. 3
or visit our website www.crowclinic.org
A time-sensitive training is involved in all of our patent-care. We do
ask our volunteers to make a service commitment of 3 consecutive
months per year wth a minimum of 3-5 hours per week
SR 9/5 N TFN
Sanibel Island church seeking an
experienced administrator. Full time with
excellent benefits. Send resume to Sanibel
Community Church, 1740 Periwinkle Way,
Sanibel, FL 33957, Attn: Administrator
SR 5/28 V 6/4
Phoebe's Nest is currently accepting
applications for teachers and assistants
for its Early Learning and Development
Programs. F/T and P/T positions available.
Experience or education in Early Childhood
Contact Beth Kindt at 239-472-6378 or
RS 5/7 V 5/28
Needed full or part time.
or email resume to
SR 5/28 BTFN
BP STATION ON SANIBEL
Full/Part-time attendant positions available.
Drivers license required.
Apply in person
1015 Perwinkle Way
SR 5/28 B 6/4
B & B CONDO PROS
Property Management & Care.
Home Watch Pool Service
SR 9/11 BTFN
While you are away by
retired architect, Sanibel resident.
SR 9/30 D TFN
(Carpentry, maintenance-tollets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors, etc)
768-0569 or cell 464-6460
RS 11/14 M TFN
PERSONAL HOME CARE
Assist with transportation, meals,cleaning,
home/car maintenance. Excellent organiza-
tional skills. Island Resident.
Call Lisa 239-472-8875
RS 10/23 BTFN
NEED COMPUTER HELP?
Sanibel Resident. 20 Years pc
Experience. Pc Troubleshooting, Data
Backup & Restoration, Networks, Virus
Detection & Removal. Free Initial
Consultation. Call Fred 472-3873
RS 3/12V 5/28
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 ASSISTANCE & REPAIR
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
Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning
SR 11/13 N TFN
SANIBEL HOME WATCH
Retired Police Captain
Lives on Sanibel
Will Check Your Home Weekly
Very Reasonable Rates
SR 4/9 B TFN
HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES
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
CHILD CARE FOR
INFANTS & TODDLERS
Phoebe's Nest Early Learning and
Development Program is accepting
enrollment for infants and toddlers ages
3 months 36 months. Full or Part time.
Contact Beth at 472-6378 or at
email@example.com for rates and
schedules. License pending.
RS 5/28 V 7/16
On Island Free Estimates.
Over 15 Years Experience.
Offering Professional Upholstery Services,
Custom Art and Hand Painted Furniture.
Lacy@LacyMcClary.com or 918-740-4972
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 4/28N TFN
Hourly, Daily, Weekly
Captiva Island 472-5800
SR 1/30 BTFN
DOCK YOUR YACHT ON SANIBEL
Prime east end, deep water, Shell Harbor
location. Only minutes to the Gulf.
Water, electricity, parking.
RS 5/7 V 5/28
MISC. FOR SALE
SONY TRINITRON TV
36" in 7' cabinet, extra speakers
VHS & DISC Players
SR 2/5 N TFN
PUPPIES FOR SALE
two males left.
SR 5/21 V 5/28
SCHWNN AIRDYNE UPRIGHT EXERCISE Bike.
Heart Rate Monitor, Time, Distance, Calories. $200.
SR 1/8 N TFN
FROM THE BEACHES TO DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS
28 THERIVER MAY28,2010
REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE
To HELP YOU
13 500oo PALMFLOWER LANE
5 BR / 4 BA
NOVELLI INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE
RS 11/27 N TFN
Pfeifer Realty Group
Sanibel Island, FL
SR 2/12 BTFN
VIP Executive Club
Multi-Million Dollar Producer
WELCOME To PARADISE...
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
V Mobile: 910-3099
SR 8/6 N TFN
CONDO FOR SALE
Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo, close to Sanibel and
Fort Myers Beach, $89,500.
Let us share
over 30 years
of Island Living
Homes Condos Land
Time Shares as low as $6,000
The Sanibel Cottages
Casa Ybel Resort
Tortuga Beach Club
Work with a
AICP Land Planner/Realtor/Owner
It's our job to know the
property you are about
to buy or sell better
SR 12/11 BTFN
Charming, old Florida-esque unit in
Periwinkle Park. Cozy, unique home with
covered porches & sweet gardens.
Flexible terms. 472-4246.
SR 3/12 NTFN
Tarpon Beach 204
Great View! Great Income!
!! Panoramic Gulf View!!
Great Updates & Income
FANTASTIC PRICE $519,000
Thinking of Selling?
We'll sell your property
within an agreed upon
time or we'll pay you up
to $5,000 at closing:
ASK US ABOUT OUR
Robyn & Robb
of the Islands
SR 4/16 B TFN
FABULOUS REAL ESTATE
799 Casa Ybel
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
Wonderful 2 Bed/2 Bath Condo
Beautiful Partial Gulf View
Florida Furnishings Included
Susan E. Gordon, scis
1630-1 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Toll Free: 866-737-2BUY
SR 5/28 B 5/28
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COMMERCIAL SPACE SEASONAL RENTAL VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAWANTE
TURN KEY OFFICE SPACE
Central location -1630 Periwinkle Way.Furnished
office including a Reception area and kitchen facil-
ity. Recently designer decorated. Suite B-1072.6
sq.ft. @$15 per sq.ft. Plus CAM.
Call 239-985-0033 or 940-7823.
SR 11/21 BTFN
Architecturally designed real estate office
on Periwinkle with 7-12 private offices
depending on configuration. Freshly
painted, new floor covering, reasonably
priced. Call 239-940-7823 for showing
SR 12/14 BTFN
OFFICE SPACES FOR LEASE
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 FOR RENT
Retail space available on Periwinkle Way.
Frontage 2,100 sq. ft.
RS 8/14 BTFN
OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE
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
PRIME SPACE FOR LEASE
Retail, Office, Take Out, Etc.
Attractive Ratpe Offerrl.d
*"Islander Center" on Sanibel
Prime Periwinkle Frontage
High Traffic Tenants
Flexible Space Available
SR 4/30 B TFN
PRIME COMMERCIAL/OFFICE SPACE
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
3B/2B, GATED COMMUNITY fully furnished, garage,
pool, screen porch. No smoking, No pets. Monthly
rental $3,000. Available June & July Call 481-0241.
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.
ANNUAL OR SEASONAL RENTAL
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.
DIRECT BAYFRONT COTTAGES
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!
FREE for Renters to use!
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SR 2/12 BTFN
Of Sanibel & Captiva
Million $ Views Await You!
Cottages Condos Homes *
Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths
S 10/9 B TFN
East End. 1/2 Duplex.
Walk to beach near Causeway.
2-1 completely remodeled.
Deck, new kitchen, bath and tile.
SANIBEL ARMS 2/2
First floor condo, completely redone -
November 2005. TVs/DVDs, internet, pool/
clubhouse. Just a few steps to beach.
Call owners: 401-253-2511
SR 1/26 M 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.
SR 3/7 V TFN
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We provide enhanced marketing
services that compliment your property
manager promoting your Sanibel
condo or home on 15 leading websites,
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We guarantee success.
Call Tom & Lee Ann
RS 2/19 A 5/28
EAST END COTTAGE
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
Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo off Kelly Road. Close to Sanibel
and Fort Myers Beach. Annual lease
$695/mo. Six month lease also avail.
Pets under 25 lbs. OK. Call 851-3506.
SR 1/29 N TFN
For a complete list visit our Website
Call Dustyn Corace, RE/MAX of the Islands
RS 10/9 BTFN
Sanibel newly renovated 3BR/3BA, cinder
block construction, all granite countertops,
furnished negotiable, pool, quiet area.
$1,500 per month.
SR 5/21 V 5/28
QUIET SANIBEL HOME
W/PRIVATE BEACH PATH
Single family home in quiet west end devel-
opment. Large landscaped lot, 3-4 bed-
rooms, 31/2 baths, large open living area,
screened porch off living/dining areas.
W/D, 2nd fridge, Elevator, 2-car garage.
Community has several pools, tennis
courts & natural lagoons. $4,500/mo. + util.
Annual rental only. Call 212-799-6463.
RS 5/28 A 6/18
SANIBEL VIEW CONDO
2-Bedroom, 2-Bath, 1,400 sq. ft., gated,
minutes to Sanibel, garage, all upgrades,
pool, tennis, no pets, unfurnished,
$1,000 monthly. 239-437-0700
SR 5/28 B 6/4
CUSTOM HOME, PRIVATE, riverview, guest loftwith
sun porch, pool, tennis, beach. No smoking or pets.
Available monthly beginning April. 405-210-2341 or
SR 1/8 M TFN
WANTED: ANNUAL RENTAL
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
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Winter Estates. "We've had strong support from
the community and a delightful reaction from
the public so far," said Studio Six Eleven Design
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Myers Floral Designs, the Heitman House, Hotel
Indigo Fort Myers, Kakes By Karen, LLC, Model T
Chauffeur Services, Patty's Flower Shop, Provident
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sponsorship opportunities are available.
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hurricanes, storms and fires, millions of
dollars in valuable tree resources have
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Jointly, the Florida Urban Forestry Council (FUFC)
and the Florida Chapter of the International
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Trees 4 Florida program which focuses on mak-
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vigilant in safeguarding our trees and preserving
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Lee County Sheriff's Office ...........................477-1200
Florida M arine Patrol ....................................332-6966
Florida Highway Patrol ..................................278-7100
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
BIG A RTS .................................. ................ 395-0900
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre....................278-4422
Cultural Park Theatre...................................772-5862
Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade...........332-4488
Florida W est Arts......................................... 948-4427
Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers..........472-0168
Gulf Coast Symphony...................................489-1800
Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres.............481-8059
The Schoolhouse Theater............................472-6862
S.W. Florida Symphony..............................418-0996
Young Artists Awards................................574-9321
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Angel Flight............................... 1-877-4AN-ANGEL
Animal Refuge Center...................................731-3535
American Business Women Association............357-6755
Audubon of SWFL......................................339-8046
Audubon Society........................ ................ 472-3156
Caloosahatchee Folk Society......................677-9509
duPont Company Retirees ...........................454-1083
Edison Porcelain Artists.............................415-2484
The Horticulture and Tea Society.................472-8334
Horticultural Society ........................ .... 472-6940
Lee County Genealogical Society................. 549-9625
Lee Trust for Historic Preservation ................939-7278
NA R FE(Nat.onal Active& Retired Federal Emplyees)........................... 482-6713
Navy Seabees Veterans of America............731-1901
Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL........................667-1354
Southwest Florida Fencing Academy...........939-1338
Southwest Florida Music Association...........561-2118
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
Fort Myers Beach...................... .................463-9738
Fort Myers High Noon ...................................466-4228
Estero/South Fort Myers ...............................898-1921
Notre Dame Club of Lee County................ 768-0417
POLO Club of Lee County............................477-4906
Rotary Club of Fort Myers............................332-8158
Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society....................472-6940
United 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......................334-3614
Fort Myers Skate Park...............................321-7558
Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium........321-7420
JN "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.........472-1100
Koreshan State Historic Site................239-992-0311
Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center..........765-8101
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Southwest Florida Museum of History... ......321-7430
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