Title: River weekly news
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Publisher: Lorin Visek & Ken Rasi
Place of Publication: Fort Myers, Fla
Publication Date: June 4, 2010
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VOL. 9, No. 22 From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort Myers JUNE4, 2010

Child Care Of Southwest Florida Art Walk Is A Fort
Grand Opening And Open House Myers Favorite
T he downtown Fort Myers Art Walk
is Friday, June 4 from 6 to 10 p.m.
The seasonal Saturday Art Fair will
return in the fall.
The walk will include more than a
dozen art stops with new art exhibitions,
live music, and an after party at 10 p.m. f 5
Aaat Spirits of Bacchus on Hendry Street.
yHere are some of the highlights:
Art at The Oasis Condominiums:
Group photography exhibit, Our
Realities, showcasing women at work.
Art of the Olympians: Founder's
Exhibit in the Cultural Experience Gallery
features works by Olympian artists Al
Oerter and Liston Bochette. There will be
a special African dance performance by
Olympian artist Nzaeli "Queen" Kyomo.
Art League of Fort Myers: Opening Dana Alvarez
of new summer show. Awards reception
from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Vocalist
New offices of Child Care of Southwest Florida Arts for ACT Gallery: Opening
reception for exhibit featuring artists Dr. To Perform
hild Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. will host a grand opening and open Michael Anderson, large format photog-
house Thursday, June 10 to celebrate its move to new larger office space raphy; Marie Cahill, paintings of down- During Art W alk
w in South Fort Myers. Community leaders, government officials and friends town Fort Myers and Matlacha; and John
are expected to attend the ribbon cutting and ceremony from 5 to 7 p.m. at 6831 Yuccas, nature photography. na Alvarez will be performing
Palisades Park Court, Suite 6, which is located in the International Center near featuColoring The World: Gallery will outside of daaers Gallery in down
onvStaing aye would ltortsee C oup r and colorful works by various local and 4 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. as part of this
"We're inviting anyone who would like to see our progress to join us on June 10, international artists. month's Art Walk.
said CEO Beth Lobdell. "In our new headquarters, we have brought all administrative daas Gallery: Opening reception for Alvarez is a talented vocalist and serves
functions and training facilities under one roof, which will produce a much more effi- Abstract Alchemy, featuring the art of as a member of the Young Artists Awards
cient operation. And with leases being available at historic lows, we were able to actu- Katherine Boren. Board of Directors. She teaches at Oasis
ally get more space for less money than what we were spending previously." Enjewel: Featured artist is Andrea Elementary, where she recently directed
The new space, consisting of 5,400 square feet, includes a professional develop- Trank from Heaven Lane Creations. Seussical, Jr Alvarez was a Young Artist
ment center for child care professionals to receive training required by the state of HOWL Gallery: Opening reception Awards finalist five years in a row, and a
Florida to work in family child care homes and child care centers. The non-profit orga- for show featuring the urban and sequen- category winner twice for classical voice.
nization provided state mandated training for 3,760 individuals last year. tial art inspired imagery of artist Matt As a singer, she is known for her exten-
In addition to administrative functions, the headquarters also houses the USDA Lackey. sive range and repertoire.
Food Program, which reimburses participating family child care homes and child care Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center: The gallery is located at 1542
centers for the cost of meals and snacks offered to children in their care. Last year, 67 The return of the popular vinyl art exhibit Broadway, between First and Main
child care centers and 175 family child care homes in 10 counties participated in the Turn, Turn, Turn II. The Laboratory streets.
program, which is administered by Child Care of Southwest Florida under a contract Theater of Florida will present a free one- The Young Artists Awards program is
with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services. act play entitled Tender Offer at 7 and a The yun Artist Awards program is
8:30 p.m. monthly partner with Art Walk.
continued on page 10

An Evening
Of Art And Jazz
Turn, Turn, Turn II The Artistic
Synthesis of Vinyl to Art, a jur-
ied art exhibit five months in the
making, returns briefly to the Sidney &
Berne Davis Art Center (SBDAC) on
June 10. following its successful April
run. This will be a night of art and
music with jazz masters in concert in
the Grand Atrium at SBDAC for one
night only. The fundraiser will benefit
Footsteps to the Future, a unique men-
toring and transitional living program for
young women in and "aged out" of fos-
ter care. VIP reception begins at 5:15

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p.m.; the performance starts at 6.
The concert will feature trumpeter
Dan Miller (formerly with Harry Connick
Jr., Maynard Ferguson, and Wynton
Marsalis), saxophonist Lew Del Gatto

(Saturday Night Live band 1975-2005),
vocalist Susie Hulcher, Joe Delaney on
piano, Doug Kirschner on bass, and Ron
Hefner on drums.
Turn, Turn, Turn II features two- and
three-dimensional works made from a
collection of 60,000 record albums span-
ning several musical eras and provided
by Rena Miville, Captiva artist. SBDAC
issued a call to artists last December, invit-
ing South Florida to participate in this
creative exhibit. Artists from around the
state responded. The variety of work cre-
ated includes a 15-foot tall Transformer-
style robot, a movable 12-foot by 12-foot
mechanical blind piece, and a temple of
vinyl the size of a private chapel.
continued on page 10

Historical Society
Open House
he Southwest Florida Historical
Society will have an open house
on Thursday, June 10 from 5 to
7 p.m. The public is invited to see the
progress the organization has made on
the Sara Nell Gran Research Room and
the Woolslair-Sheppard Map Room.
Light refreshments will be served.
The historical society's little yellow
house is located at 10091 McGregor
Boulevard on the campus of the Lee
County Alliance for the Arts. For more
information call 939-4044.5

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Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now:

The Palm Leaf
by Gerri Reaves
A t the height of the 1920s boom, Capt. Jack DeLysle
j... started publishing The Palm Leaf. It was the newest
S1 of three newspapers in Fort Myers and gave the Fort
Myers Tropical News and the Fort Myers Press some compe-
The weekly newspaper was registered with the post office in
July 1925. The June 14, 1926 issue pictured here is something
between a magazine and newspaper format.
The subscription was $5 per year. By the start of 1927,
the newspaper had changed to a full newspaper format. The
office was located on Hendry Street between Second Street and
Anderson Avenue (now Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard).
Capt. Jack DeLysle came to Florida in 1920 after having served in the British
Army in World War I.
He opened a casino on Crescent Beach, now known as Fort Myers Beach, and
began developing the Seminole Sands subdivision. He was instrumental in getting the
bridge built that connected Estero Island with the mainland.

Promoter Capt. Jack DeLyle, editor and publisher of
The Palm Leaf, also ran a casino on Crescent (now
Fort Myers) Beach, which was washed away in the
1926 hurricane
photo courtesy of the
Southwest Florida Historical Society

The attractive June 14
cover depicts a sunset over the
Caloosahatchee, emphasizing
the paradise theme that would
lure thousands of visitors to the
area. The issue gives us a snap-
shot of thriving Fort Myers just
three months before the 1926
hurricane would bring the eco-
nomic decline that preceded the
Great Depression.
The new Belmar Building
on Broadway, now the law
offices of Goldstein, Buckley,
Cechman, Rice & Purtz, PA,
was well represented.
The Broadway Toggery and
shoe and hosiery shop adver-
tised its "opening sale," point-
ing out the convenient location
across the street from the Post
Office Arcade on Broadway
(now the entrance to Hotel
Seminole Realty, also in the
Belmar Building, advertised that
they could "please any purse,"
with deals on homes and farms
ranging from $4 thousand to
$50 thousand.
But maybe the best deals, in
retrospect, were the $20 lots on
Sanibel Island advertised by the
Georgia Investment Corporation
on Jackson Street. For $20
cash and $10 a month, buy-
ers could have a lot in Sanibel
Highlands, described in the ad
as "a truly conservative invest-

Hadsock's Market
and Grocery at Park
and Evans Avenue
touted free delivery and
specials every Saturday.
Realtor and insur-
ance agent Walter a $
Kaune advised that
dealing with a realtor
could help homebuyers
avoid many unseen
The East End
Swimming Pool was
advertised as a conve-
nient alternative to the
beach. Fed by a 600-
foot well, the water
would be clean, fresh,
and eternally circulat-
ing. Why not drive the
short distance to East
Fort Myers and swim
for a mere 25 cents?
No swimsuit handy? No
problem. For 50 cents
they'll provide the suit
Anyone desiring
candies, cold drinks, .
ice cream, fruit, cigars, -
and cigarettes at a late
hour could count on
Williams' Confectionery % 1IPm "
on Dean Street being Pmia c' Ia.
open until 10:30 p.m.
To top it off, read- The Palm Leaf was published weekly in Fort Myers, beginning
ers of The Palm Leaf in the mid-1920s
could win money in the
Misspelled Word Contest, a clever way to ensure that ads were read carefully!
Readers were asked to find the ad with the error, cut it out, and mail it to the news-
paper's office on Hendry Street. The person submitting the first correct answer would
receive $5 and the next five correct answers $1 each.
Despite the engaging format, contests, and plentiful ads, The Palm Leaf was a
fairly short-lived paper. Unlike its competitors, the Fort Myers Tropical News and the
Fort Myers Press, which later merged into The News-Press, the boom-time paper
didn't survive the Great Depression.
Be sure to visit the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street,
where you can learn more about what was movin' and shakin' in 1920s Fort Myers.
Don't miss the Tutankhamun: Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh's Tomb exhibit,
extended 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 them 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

Greater PFort Myeis

Lorin Arundel
and Ken Rasi

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Flowers on the back of the boat being taken out to sea to be scattered in the water

Yacht Club
Memorial Day
submitted by
Past Commodore Chris Christensen
On Memorial Day, Monday, May
31, the Fort Myers Beach Yacht
Club honored all service mem-
bers who paid the ultimate sacrifice
in defense of our great country. They
also acknowledged recently departed

relatives and friends. The honors were
performed in a ceremony two miles
offshore from Bowditch Point on the
Northern tip of Fort Myers Beach. Ten
boats with 47 members and guests on
board gathered together and listened to
their VHF radios on channel 72 while
Club Chaplain Hester Curry broadcast
a moving tribute. The tribute was then
followed by a moment of silent prayer.
The ceremony was consummated with
placement onto the Gulf waters of doz-
ens of flowers from all the boats. This
Memorial Day Service-at-Sea ceremony
was the 17th annual for the club. The

Flowers are scattered into the water in rememberance of fallen heros

service was followed by a luncheon
held at the waterfront Matanzas Inn
Restaurant on Fort Myers Beach.
The Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club
meets once a month normally at the
Americaon Post on San Carlos
Island. Because the club does not have
the expense of maintaining its own water-
front facility, dues are only $100 per year
per couple. For informationon member-
ship contact the club Commodore Tom
Swanbeck at 292-6284 or email Tom@

Flag Day
Sailboat Race
The Caloosahatchee Marching and
Chowder Society (CMCS) is host-
ing the Flag Day sailboat race on
Saturday, June 12. Two to three buoy
races are planned off of Fort Myers
Beach with the first start at 1 p.m.
For more information, contact Dan
Merriman, rear commodore of racing, at


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Cheers For Literacy Party
Literacy Volunteers of Lee County (LVLC) will hold the second Cheers for
Literacy party on June 24 at Blue Coyote Supper Club, 9854 Caloosa Yacht
Racquet Club Drive in Fort Myers. The event will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
and the cost is $5 per person. There will be free appetizers and a cash bar. The
event is open to the public.
All proceeds from the party and silent auction will benefit the LVLC's adult literacy
program. Event sponsors include Planet Fitness, IMA (Internal Medicine Associates),
Alexander & Hoover CPAs, PA and Blue Coyote Supper Club.
"For many, when they hear 'literacy' they think of children. Children's literacy is, of
course, of the highest importance. But the best thing a child can have is a literate par-
ent, and about 20 percent of the adults in Southwest Florida are not literate," said Tess
Murphy, executive director of LVLC.
To RSVP, to volunteer as a tutor or help with other volunteer opportunities, contact
the LVLC office at 415-3621 or email lvlcread@earthlink.net.

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Lehigh Fire
And Rescue
Receives Grant
Lehigh Acres Fire & Rescue has
received the SAFER Grant.
This award is in the amount of
$8,971,851 and will allow the Lehigh
Acres Fire and Rescue District to rehire
the 35 firefighters that were laid off,
and provide the ability to retain 12 posi-
The staff of the International
Association of Fire Fighters, General
President Harold A. Schaitberger and
IAFF District 12 Vice President Larry
Osborne have been instrumental in their
efforts to secure the safety and stability of
Lehigh Acres Fire & Rescue District and
the community they serve.
For further information on the SAFER
Grant go to http://firegrantsupport.com/

Candidates To
Appear At Forum
Candidates for state representative
and Senate will be the speak-
ers at a forum of the Fort Myers
Republican Women's Club Federated on
Tuesday, June 15. State House District
73 candidates Matt Caldwell, Deanna
Casolino, Jason Moon, and John
Schultz, and Senate District 27 candi-
dates LizBeth Benacquisto and Sharon
Merchant have been invited to partici-
pate in the forum. They will present
their qualifications and platforms, then
participate in a question-and-answer ses-
The public is invited to attend the
monthly luncheon and the candidate
forum, which will be held at The Helm
Club, The Landings, in South Fort Myers.
A social hour begins at 11:30 a.m. The
noon lunch, business meeting, and can-
didate forum will follow. Those attend-
ing are invited to write a check for their
favorite 2010 Republican candidate run-
ning for office, with a minimum amount
of $16; the club then pays for the lun-
cheon charge. Reservations are required
by Thursday, June 10, and may be made
by contacting Elizabeth Nicholson at 489-

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Police Chief Joins Advisory Board

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Dennis Pearlman, advisory board chairman; Chief Douglas Baker; and Major Art
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R rt Myers Chief of Police Douglas Baker has joined the Advisory Board of The
Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties. During the regular monthly
Luncheon meeting in May, Board Chairman Dennis Pearlman introduced Chief
Baker as the newest member. The advisory board consists of local civic and business
leaders who assist The Army in matters of planning and outreach.
Chief Baker as been a long standing supporter of The Salvation Army and has par-
ticipated as a volunteer bell ringer during the Christmas Red Kettle campaign.
"We are honored that Chief Baker has joined our advisory board. His leadership
and compassion for this community are definite assets and will be valuable as the
board goes forth in promoting the mission of The Army," said Major Art Penhale,
corps officer for The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties. "The board
members are excited to welcome Chief Baker and are looking forward to working with
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Held In
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Middle school student volunteer Rheaden
Jackson and Island Coast High football
players Kyle Pierce and Storm Jackson
with Dotty St. Amand
Lee Elder Abuse Prevention
Partnership (LEAPP) held its first
community event with shred-a-thon
on Saturday, May 22. This event was
planned to advocate against financial
exploitation of seniors.
Free shredding of personal documents
was provided by Secure Shredding, Inc.
at three different locations in Lee County.
Over 200 people brought documents to
Big John's Plaza in Cape Coral, Coconut
Point in Estero, and Bell Tower Shops
in South Fort Myers throughout the day.
Documents and paper shredded during
the day averaged 31 pounds per person
for a total weight of approximately 6,500
Participants generously donated
$675 to the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer's
Resource Center to benefit LEAPP.


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Helping a customer with his box of docu-
ments to shred

LEAPP members and volunteers in Cape Coral

LEAPP members Emily Reese and Dan

Sherri Graham

Rheaden Jackson and Tricia Molzow greet
guests in Cape Coral

Linda Loudin and Nancy Green-Irwin greet
guests at the Bell Tower location
Initial funding for LEAPP was made
possible through a grant awarded to the
Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer's Resource
Center by the National Center on Elder
Abuse and the National Committee for
the Prevention of Elder Abuse.
For additional information about
LEAPP, call 211 or 433-3900. United
Way 211 information specialists are
prepared to help you with your concerns
regarding elder abuse.4

To Be Awarded
The 10th annual Girls Going Places
Mentor Appreciation Night and
scholarship giveaway will be held
at Space 39 gallery in downtown Fort
Myers on Friday, June 4, beginning at
5 p.m.
Two scholarships will be given away
for two local girls to attend Camp $tart
Up, a financial camp that is designed to
give young women a taste of business
ownership, and also preaches the virtues
of budgeting and striving for financial
An additional cash scholarship will be
given away to a young girl who sent in an
essay to the Girls Going Places program,
describing the accomplishments of being
a young female entrepreneur, competing
against thousands.
Mentors include powerful community
businesswomen such as Gail Markham,
Gay Thompson and Sandy Stillwell-
The event will coincide with an FGCU
student show at the June Art Walk.4

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Along The River
Give the gift of life by
donating blood at
Napa Auto Care
Center's blood drive. OnD R IV E
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a.m. to 3 p.m., Florida's 7
Blood Centers Big Red THUs
Bus will be parked at Napa JLNE 10
Auto's newest location at vAI 3PM
2345 Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. Boulevard, Fort
Myers. Donors will receive a
free five quart lube, oil and
filter change by appoint-
ment, courtesy of the auto
parts and service shop.
The family-owned AJ'S Heros are welcome at the Napa Auto Care Center blood
Auto & Fleet Service, Inc. drive
operates three Napa Auto
Care Centers in Fort Myers and have been in business for more than 11 years. They
are celebrating the grand opening of their 2345 MLK Boulevard location on Thursday,
June 24. Call 334-3575.
After giving blood, grab a friend and treat yourselves to a showing of Premier
Designs high fashion jewelry at Another Chance Consignment in Fort Myers. The
June 10 party starts at 5 p.m. and is hosted by Another Chance co-owner Sebastian
While there, browse through the large selection of upscale home d&cor, beautiful
accents and unique designs. They also feature a variety of pieces by local artists.
Another Chance is located at 15675 McGregor Boulevard. To RSVP, call Wegryn
at 222-6936.
In the mood for Chinese and Japanese cuisine? Stop at local favorite Ichiban, in
downtown Fort Myers' River District. The family owned and operated restaurant fea-
tures an extensive sushi menu, Sake bar and daily Chinese lunch and dinner specials.
The restaurant is open seven days per week and offers take-out and delivery.
Ichiban is located at 1520 Broadway in the Post Office Arcade. Call 334-6991.
They're back! On Saturday, June 19, the Are You Man? Enough Shark
Challenge returns to Fort Myers Beach. The two day competition will take place at
Nervous Nellie's Crazy Waterfront Eatery and is a fun, free event for the entire
family. Nellie's is providing live music all day and there will be a bounce house, shark
shows and a kids' fishing derby. Old San Carlos Boulevard from Third Street to the
waterfront will be closed for the weekend.

Proof of shark catches will be captured by video during the Are You Man Enough? Shark
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Proof of shark catches will be captured by video during the Are You Man Enough? Shark

Teams will send video verification of
their shark catches to the tournament
committee where theywill be played for the
crowds on a nine by 12 foot Jumbo-tron
LED screen. The first team that verifies
and aggregate of 21 feet of shark wins.
There is a potential for over $25,0000
in prizes for the winning angler. 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. The restaurant is open for lunch,
Sunday brunch, dinner and snacks in
between; the extensive menu has some-
thing for everyone. Parking for your car
or boat is free for patrons of Nellie's and
it's upstairs bar, Ugly's, the place "where
everyone gets prettier."
For more information, call 463-8077. 0

Director Of Quality Life Center
Speaks To Gateway Kiwanis

Kiwanis President Matt Ponzio, left, with Abdul'Haq Muhammed, executive director of
Quality Life Center
Abdul'Haq Muhammed, executive director, Quality Life Center of Southwest
Florida, spoke at the Gateway to the Islands Kiwanis luncheon on May 25.
The Quality Life Center has been providing educational tutoring and mentor-
ing services to children since 1992. Through a holistic approach it strives to help the
children and the family to manage day-to-day challenges and to help those in need to
gain a better quality life.

Its mission is to strengthen family and community and instill personal pride, through
programs and institutions that cultivate self-development, teach self-discipline, build
confidence and self-esteem and promote cultural appreciation.
The center operates on the premise that if a child receives love, develops a healthy
respect for the creator, and has a positive self-image, the child will be prepared to
meet life's challenges. When that child is taught values that can carry him or her
through life's trials, and is exposed to role models providing guidelines, then he or she
can develop a winning spirit and a positive attitude. In turn, these children will attain a
quality life.
For more information about the Quality Life Center, call 334-2797 or log onto
Gateway to the Islands Kiwanis Club meets every Tuesday for an 11:45 a.m. lunch;
guests are always welcome. For details on lunch or membership call Viki or Terry
Luster at 415-3100.0



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

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

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

Father Joseph Clifford.
Weekly masses:
Monday through Saturday 8 a.m.
Weekend masses: Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.;
Sunday: 7, 9,11, and 5:30 p.m.
Reconciliation is available at the church on
Saturday at noon and by appointment
3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
Pastor Rev. Steve Filizzi
An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation
Sunday Services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Mid-Week Service, Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
3595 Broadway, Fort Myers
239-939-4711, www.smlcs.org
Wednesday Fellowship: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner $5, 6:15 p.m. bible studies
Worship: Saturday, 5:30 p.m.,
Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with 9:15
a.m. adult and children's Bible Study, plus
marriage enrichment studies. Divorce Care
on Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
During Lent: Wednesday worship
noon and 6:15 p.m.
16225 Winkler Rd. 433-0018.
Rabbi Jeremy Barras
Cantorial Soloists Joseph/Lynn Goldovitz
Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Services, Saturday,
10:30 a.m.
Religious Education Classes, Midweek,
Grades 2-7, Wednesday, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday
Confirmation Classes, Wednesday,
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. to noon
14486 A & W Bulb Road,
Fort Myers, 433-0201.
Rabbi: Benjamin S. Sendrow,
Cantor: I. Victor Geigner.
Weekly services: Monday and Thursday, 9
a.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.
Religious school Sunday, 9 a.m. to noon,
and Wednesday, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Family Midrash services on the first and
third Fridays of the month at 7 p.m.
Pre bar/bat mitzvah class Monday, 5:30 to
7 p.m., followed by confirmation class from
7:30 to 9 p.m.
For information on early childhood educa-
tion/preschool, phone 482-1121.
The New Church of SWFL is located at
10811 Sunset Plaza Circle, by Summerlin
and Pine Ridge Roads, behind Zoomers
and the ponds.
Reverend Nadine
Spiritual Recovery, Wednesdays 10 a.m.
Healing Service, Wednesdays 11 a.m. and
Friday 6:30 p.m.
Sunday Worship Services, 11 a.m.
Call for information 481-5535.
13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one
mile west of 1-75)
Minister: The Rev. Allison Farnum
Sunday services and religious education at
10:30 a.m.
For information on all church events call
561-2700 or visit www.uucfm.org.
Family Service 10 to 11 a.m.
Healing Circle 11 a.m.
Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m.
Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic
music, meditation in a loving environment.
Service held at 28285 Imperial Street,
Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100.
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The cost for the workshop is $20. Contact hours through the state of Florida's CE
Broker for most healthcare professions are available.
For more information or to register call 425-3277 or register online at http://regis-

%. ; .A Youth Mentoring
Program Kick-off
X, Celebration

FGCU Hosting
Faith & Fitness Workshop

F orida Gulf Coast University's Continuing Education
and Off Campus Programs presents Faith &
Fitness, a workshop for healthcare professionals.
The course is open to the public from 5:30 to 7 p.m. -
Tuesday, June 15 or 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 27 at
The Atrium, 8695 College Parkway, Suite 1181, in Fort
This course introduces fitness as a true spiritual disci-
pline. The community's health is dependent on the collec-
tive support and efforts of its individuals. This course will
make clear, in addition to proper nutrition and exercise, 11 I I 11
that wellness by design requires one to live in harmony
with others. Participants will learn that everyone nourishes
everyone through the basic variables for health: food, exercise and love.
Tom Hafer, author of Faith & Fitness (Augsburg Books, 2007) facilitates the
seminar. Hafer is a physical therapist, a licensed athletic trainer, and holds a master's
degree in religion. He serves as both chaplain and physical therapist at Gulf Coast
Village and Volunteers of America in Cape Coral. He is a national presenter on the
issues of faith and fitness, and is founder of the popular Wellplanet.org Web site,
which teaches people to care for themselves to better care for others.

Tom Hafer is the author of Faith & Fitness, an Augsburg Books bes

mentoring and skill development activities
for at-risk youth age 12 to 17. Students
receive encouragement and resources
with the goal of staying in school, improv-
ing school performance, and developing
career plans. The program is adminis-
tered locally by Goodwill Industries of
Southwest Florida, and is funded through
a Department of Justice Grant.4

From page 8
9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across
from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125
Pastor: Interim Pastor Dr. Luder Whitlock
Sunday Service:
9:30 a.m., Contemporary;
Worship and Adult Classes
11 a.m., Blended Worship
2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881;
Services: Sunday 10 a.m.;
Wednesday 7 p.m.
Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi
7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers,
481-4040, Pastor, Steve Hess
Sunday Services: 8 a.m. traditional;
9:30 a.m. contemporary; 11 a.m. blendings.
Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.

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program sponsored by Goodwill
Industries of Southwest Florida, is
celebrating the program's kick-off with
a fun, family-oriented celebration at The
Bridge Youth Center in Fort Myers on
Friday, June 4. The Bridge is a faith-
based youth center located in the Fort
Myers River District, 2128 Cleveland
Middle and high school age youth are
invited to participate in the fun, which
will feature a basketball tournament, table
tennis, video games, food, and other
activities from 3 to 6 p.m. Later in the
evening, The Bridge will host a teen
dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Throughout the
evening, students will have the oppor-
tunity to sign up for the GoodGuides
The GoodGuides program is currently
also seeking mentors. GoodGuides men-
tors serve as positive role models and
friends, provide encouragement, and help
young people set and achieve their goals.
GoodGuides is a youth mentoring pro-
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CROW Case Of The Week:
Florida Box Turtle
by Brian Johnson
He was so
small that
you wonder
how Jay Garrity
even saw him in
the backyard of his
Naples home, but
it was a good thing
he did.
The 6.5-gram
creature had an
amputated right rear foot and the left one
was not in working order. His prospects
for survival were real slim.
"He was so tiny, the size of a nickel,"
said Dr. Amber McNamara, recalling
his arrival on November 17, 2009.
"Something had happened 'long ago
in his short life' to his right foot, as the
amputation had completely healed.
Normally a turtle can adapt to the loss
of one foot, but having an injury to one
rear leg and near paralysis in the other
presented some serious challenges. His
prognosis was extremely guarded."
CROW staff put the box turtle in an
incubator with a gopher tortoise hatchling
who happened to be at the clinic.
During the day they soaked the box
turtle in a microscopic five millimeters of
water to keep him hydrated.
Despite his miniature size, Dr. Amber
performed acupuncture on his left rear
leg to stimulate life ein it. The five- minute
session must have set a Florida if not

national record for smallest wildlife acu-
puncture patient. She found a point in his
leg and a point in his tail.
It took him about two months to really
show an appetite. He spent several hours
per day in "physical therapy" a 10-inch
bowl of dirt with worms, sticks, shells and
leaves from his natural habitat to encour-
age movement.
Over time and multiple acupressure
and physical therapy sessions, he began
to regain strength in his left leg, and on
April 6 earned a transfer outdoors to a
"lettuce box" to get sunshine and nestle
in blades of grass. His physical rehab pro-
gram consisted, essentially, of burrowing
into the ground. The enclosure was wired
to keep him from getting out and preda-
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himself into the dirt and can now do his
own PT 24 hours a day."
The box turtle, now weighing 25.5
grams and measuring three inches in
length, is nearing release.
"He's five times his size, so he really
has sprouted," said Dr. Amber. "He's
shown fantastic improvement in the use
of his legs. It's taken a lot of time about
seven months, but he's very close to
being ready."

Show Coming
To FGCU Stage
F orida Gulf Coast University
Theatre Lab will open Christopher
Durang's Beyond Therapy at 8
p.m. Wednesday, June 16 in the black
box theater in the FGCU Arts Complex.
The show is directed by Barry Cavin,
chair of the Visual and Performing Arts
Department. Performances run through
June 20.
Bruce and Prudence are deeply into
therapy. Prudence's macho therapist
urges her to be more assertive while
Bruce's wacky female therapist wants him
to meet women by placing a personal ad.
Will this sport of self-analysis bring them
together or will it lead them both into
endless games of narcissistic solo love?
Learning to live beyond therapy is the
focus of this delightful show that moved
from Off Broadway to Broadway.
Curtain times are Wednesday through
Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. mati-
Tickets are on sale for $7 per person.
Tickets are also available at the door prior
to each performance.
The FGCU Arts Complex is located
on the main campus. Free parking is
available in Lot 7 for arts complex visi-
tors. Parking passes are available at the
parking kiosk located at the university's
For more information, contact the
FGCU Theatre Lab at 590-7268 or visit

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

From page 1
Art Walk
Space 39: Opening of a new show
featuring artwork by FGCU students.
The Art Walk Information Center is
located at Iberia Bank (Bayview Court
at First Street). See art work from each
of the galleries and get information and
brochures for the event. The new Art
Walk T-shirt is also available in the visi-
tor center for a $12 donation (during Art
Walk only).
Friday Night Live takes place in the
Patio de Leon from 6 to 9 p.m., with
John Mooney performing.
New limited edition Art Walk buttons
will be available at the galleries.
There is a free shuttle service, courtesy
of Select Transportation Inc., with stops
planned near the art venues. Parking is
available at the Harborside Event Center.
Shuttle stops include The Oasis, Art of
the Olympians, and Enjewel on First
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Art And Jazz
There will also be a silent auction and
dessert raffle.
For tickets and more information call
281-7378 or visit www.footstepstothe-
future.org. General tickets are $15; two
for $25. VIP tickets include a reception
to meet and greet musicians, artists, and
sponsors. A cash bar will be available.
VIP tickets are $25; two for $45.
The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
is in the River District in downtown Fort

Essay Deadline Extended
To Win A Week Of Summer Camp
The Friends of Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve are extending their deadline
for 12 scholarships to pay for the registration fees ($57) for a week of sum-
mer camp at the slough. Students from ages 10 to 16 are asked to submit a
one-page essay explaining: Why I want to go to Summer Camp at the Slough.
Summer Camp Essay Requirements:
1. Submission from any student age 10 to 16 who wishes to attend camp at the
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve in Fort Myers for one of the selected weeks. Please
indicate which week is desired. Naturalist Camp for 10 to 12 year olds from July 19 to
July 23 or July 26 to July 30. Wilderness Camp for 12 to 16 year olds from August 9
to 13 or August 16 to 20.
2. One-page essay preferably hand written. Must include student's name and age
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3. Explain why you would like to attend summer camp at the slough. Winning sub-
missions may be published in the friends newsletter Connections.
4. Essays must be submitted by June 15. Winners will be notified in writing by June
5. If already enrolled in Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Summer Camp, the stu-
dent may still enter an essay and receive reimbursement for the $57 camping enroll-
ment fee.
Essays should be submitted to the Friends of Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve,
7791 Penzance Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33966 or Dr. R. Charles O'Connor at rcoc77@
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r those interested in helping with
clean up should the Deepwater
H Horizon spill reach Sanibel and
Captiva islands, there will be a four-
hour OSHA training session offered on
Captiva in June.
Oil is a hazardous material and there
are very strict state and federal require-
ments for volunteers once oil hits the
shorelines or occurs in nearshore waters.
Captiva Erosion Prevention District
(CEPD) has arranged for the Ostego Bay
Foundation's Marine Science Center to
offer their four-hour OSHA training at
South Seas Island Resort. The cost is $25
and reservations are required by June 9.
There will be two four-hour sessions
offered on June 14: one from 8 a.m. to
noon; the second from 1 to 5 p.m.
To register, you must call CEPD
at 472-2472 no later than 5 p.m.
Wednesday, June 9. Or you can e-mail
CEPD at mycepd@gmail.com. Give your
name, address, phone number, email
address, and whether you want to attend
the morning or afternoon session. If you
reach voicemail, simply leave the infor-
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Because seating is limited, walk-ins will
not be accepted. Please arrive at least 15
minutes prior to when the session begins
to complete your registration and pay
your fee. This is an OSHA training event
and you will receive a certificate upon
completion. You will not be seated once
the training begins nor be granted a cer-
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Tarpon Fishing
On The Full Moon
And Hill Tides
by Capt.
Matt Mitchell
Sith a full
moon and
evening hill tides
this week the
," morning tarpon
.~ bite was just not
right. I did manage
to catch a few tar-
pon in the morn-
ings but they were not as active as they
were the previous week. These hill tides
are a natural phenomenon as the strong
outgoing tide pulls swimming crabs and
baitfish out through the passes as tarpon
feed hard.
Some of the areas I fished for tarpon
in the sound this week were Foster's
Point on North Captiva, the slews
between Cayo Costa and the south end
of Cabbage Key and Captiva Rocks. All
these places had a few rolling fish but
slow action at best. I spent a lot of time
running and looking without ever find-
ing any good numbers of fish in the bay.
Glassy calm conditions in the mornings
should have made finding rolling tarpon
easy if they were there.
I did have reports of good evening
tarpon action in the passes on the big
outgoing tides. The tarpon were feed-
ing well on crabs right before sunset but
strong afternoon sea breezes made the
passes rough, making it bumpy out there,


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A jumping tarpon caught gulfside this week

to say the least. Now that we are finally
getting past this full moon phase, things
will pick back up in the sound this week
for daytime anglers.
Talking daily with other guides and
anglers targeting tarpon we all seemed to
be having the same problem of getting on
a consistent daytime tarpon bite or even
locating any good numbers of fish in the
sound. Everyone one I talked with had
their own theory to what had happened
with the fish this week.
We will never really know but some of
the thoughts on the lack of fish were: The
bright full moon let the fish feed all night.
With the late day/early evening hill tides
the tarpon had gorged on crabs in the
passes and were just not interested in eat-
ing. Or, maybe they had moved offshore
to spawn after the full moon all-you-can-
eat crab party. I think it's all these things
but when it comes right down to it we
know very little about tarpon.
Gulfside action was a little better if
you could locate the fish. There are
many square miles of water to search

for tarpon in between Fort Myers Beach
and Sanibel. This area makes up the
tarpon triangle (basically draw a line from
the south end of Fort Myers Beach to
Knapp's Point on Sanibel). As tarpon
travel north towards the passes for the
big party they cut off this corner. They
often stage up in this area and can be
located in large numbers before moving
up to the passes before spawning.
When looking for tarpon in the tarpon
triangle off of Sanibel I like to line up with
the radio tower around Tarpon Bay Road
and work my way south out towards Fort
Myers Beach. You will see lots of boats
spread out fishing in this area. There will
be two types of anglers: boats anchored
up cut baiting; and boats running and
looking. Both methods work but I prefer
to sight fish when conditions allow. This
type of sight fishing is not only looking
for fish but watching what the other boats
are doing. Sure, it's great to locate your
own school but when fishing is tough,
watch for all the boats to get in close
together. That usually means they are on

Capt. Matt Mitchell looking for tarpon in
the tarpon triangle
a pod of tarpon.
I fished several smaller schools of tar-
pon this week out from Knapp's Point
in water from 18 to 24 feet deep. As
the morning got later the fish moved out
deeper and deeper. By late morning the
fish had simply disappeared. Even when
we located a school I did not see too
many hook ups. After spending three
hours looking for fish gulfside one morn-
ing we finally located one pod along with
the other dozen boats that spotted them.
We all worked the school for a few hours.
I managed to jump only two fish and saw
only three or four others hooked. Seeing
these fish come up and roll while every-
one chases and pitches to them is an
awesome sight even if you don't hook up.
The majority of the tarpon fishing I
generally do is bayside but with the lack
of fish in the sound this week I had to
switch it up and go south and gulfside.
During these full moon/hill tide periods I
think you have two choices to catch a tar-
pon: either fish the passes during the hill
tide as any fish in that area will be in the
pass; or stay as far away from the pass
where the fish are not affected by this
natural phenomenon.
Capt. Matt Mitchell moved to Sanibel
in 1980 and has fished local waters for
more than 25 years. He now lives in St.
James City and has worked as a back
country fishing guide for more than 10
years. If you have comments or ques-
tions email captmattmitchell@aol.com.0


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Plant Smart:
Tampa Verbena

Tampa verbena is listed as endangered in the state of Florida
by Gerri Reaves
P lant Tampa verbena (Verbena tampensis or Glandularia tampensis) and
you'll have a lovely, easy-care butterfly attractor in your landscape.
And you'll be doing a bit to help an endangered native wildflower to make
a comeback. Because of habitat loss due to development, only about two dozen wild
populations of the plant remain in Florida, according to recent studies.
Tampa verbena's natural habitat is beach dunes and dry woodlands. It grows one to
two feet tall. A tendency to sprawl and its ability to self-sow make it useful as a ground-
cover in a butterfly or wildflower garden.
Also called Tampa mock vervain, it produces rosy to purplish pink clusters of five-
lobed flowers. It blooms most of the year, peaking in spring.

Clusters of purplish flowers appear throughout the year, most heavily in spring
photos by Gerri Reaves
The dark green leaves are oval or lance-shaped with toothed margins, and the
stems are slightly haired.
Plant this enchanting flower in full sun to partial shade in well-drained soil. It prefers
moist soil but once established will develop drought tolerance.
Propagate it with seeds or cuttings, or divide the clumps. Even better, if you have
time and patience, you can let Tampa verbena self-seed.
Because of this plant's endangered status in the state of Florida, avoid collecting
specimens or seeds from the wild.
Sources: Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell, A
Gardener's Guide to Florida's Native Plants by Rufino Osorio, and www.usbg.gov.
Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create
a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant, hurricane- and pest-resistant South Florida

Be Prepared: The
Start Of The 2010
Hurricane Season
by David Halstead, Director of Florida
Division of Emergency Management
n April Governor Crist gave me the
distinct honor of appointing me as the
director of the Division of Emergency
Management. While the vast majority of
my time since that appointment and the
time of the State Emergency Response
Team (SERT) has been involved with
preparing for the potential future
impacts that may be caused by the
Deepwater Horizon incident, it is time
to shift some of that focus to the begin-
ning of the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane
The weather experts tell us that we
can expect a busy hurricane season. The
current forecast calls for an above aver-
age year for the formation of hurricanes.
While we respect those that forecast
these numbers, it is important that we
remind our citizens and visitors that it
only takes one storm to cause loss of
lives and devastating property damage.
Hurricane Andrew was a devastating
Category 5 hurricane that struck our state
in 1992. That was a year in which the
forecast called for a below average year
for the formation of hurricanes. So again
while the higher numbers bring to light
the start of the hurricane season, we have
to remain focused on individual respon-
sibility and being prepared for the one
storm that may impact the state and your

Recently released survey results indi-
cate that many coastal residents are much
less prepared than they should be and in
some cases go to the extreme of believ-
ing there is almost no risk to themselves
or their families due to a land-falling hur-
ricane. I am reminded that over 25 years
ago an elderly gentleman lived at the base
of a beautiful mountain and had a breath-
taking view. He had lived there for most
of his life and yet knew that one day all
of this could be threatened. This was his
life right up to the point that Mount St.
Helens erupted and eventually took his
home and his life. He felt that evacuating
when the local officials told him to would
be to abandon everything he had built.
We also live in a paradise, with beautiful
beaches and spectacular views. What we
have to understand is that there are times
that we must heed local officials and
evacuate. With the decision to evacuate
comes the need to have a plan, where
are you going, where will you stay, what
route will you travel and what must you
take with you (medicines, clothing, food,
water, insurance policies, etc).
To those citizens and visitors that are
asked to evacuate we recommend trav-
eling tens of miles versus hundreds of
miles. In most cases moving out of the
immediate area where storm surge, the
water pushed in front of the hurricane-
force winds, will save lives. So traveling
to friends' or families' homes out of these
danger areas is a critical decision. So Get
A Plan! is more than just talk it requires
an action. Action by you and your fam-
ily to understand that living in paradise
comes with a price and that price is
preparedness. Visit www.FloridaDisaster.
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Thousands Of Teenagers Come
To South Florida With Dreams
Of Playing World Cup Soccer
By Ed Frank
s the eyes of the world turn to South Africa next week
Sfor soccer's World Cup, 4,000 teenage athletes chas-
ing the dream of some day earning a spot on the U.S
National Team gathered here over the Memorial Day week-
end competing in the U.S. Soccer Federation's Development
Academy's Spring Showcase.
Now in its third year, the development academy was formed
to train and develop athletes as the successful foundation for the
U.S. National Team.
It's a huge long-term investment costing millions of dollars as
evidenced by this past weekend's tournament where 144 acad-
emy teams in two age brackets played three games each.
More than 300 college soccer coaches and scouts where on hand and every game
- more than 200 was video taped for further review by federation officials, coaches
and the players themselves.
The showcase was held on the sprawling grounds of the Sarasota Polo Club, which
was converted into 20 soccer fields. Academy teams from coast to coast traveled here
for the competition where 64 teams were selected to play in the development acad-
emy's national championship starting later this month in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Carefully selected referees totaling 110 also were evaluated and ranked by soccer
federation staff as the basis for future assignments.
In communities across America, interest and participation in soccer at all levels has
spiraled upwards in recent years outstripping the traditional sports of football, baseball
and basketball, particularly by youth.
The soccer federation's development academy is capitalizing on this movement as
the means to equip the United States with skilled national teams that can compete suc-
cessfully on the world stage.
In addition, the academy provides the recruiting feeder system for college soccer as
evidenced by the hundreds of coaches that evaluated talent here during the four-day

United Way Distributing $538,659 For
Emergency Food And Shelter
The United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades has announced that Lee, Hendry
and Glades counties will receive funds to supplement emergency food and
shelter programs. Twenty Lee, Hendry, and Glades county agencies will
receive $538,659.
Food and shelter programs in the counties will receive the following: Lee County
$496,454, Hendry County $35,779, and Glades County $6,557.
The United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades provides the coordination and adminis-
trative support for this program in the community. Cliff Smith, president of the United
Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades added, "The emergency food and shelter funds are
being put to work where they are needed the most, and the administrative costs of get-
ting the funds to the agencies who actually provide emergency food and shelter is only
two percent of the total. That is extraordinarily low and speaks to the efficiency of the
A local board is charged with distributing the funds appropriated by Congress to
expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas. The local board
determines how the funds awarded to this area are to be distributed among the emer-
gency food and shelter programs run by local human service agencies in the area.
Some of the local agencies have already received their funds.
The agencies that have received, or will receive assistance include the following:
ACT (Abuse Counseling & Treatment) $6,000
Amigos Center $7,000
Bonita Springs Assistance $20,000
CCMI (Community Cooperative Ministries) $90,000
Cape Coral Caring Center $18,000
FISH of Pine Island $7,000
FISH of Sanibel $13,050
Harry Chapin Food Bank $130,000
Hendry County SHIP $8,045
Glades County SHIP $3,498
Hope Health Care/Hope Connections $2,000
Interfaith Caregivers of South Lee $11,000
Lee County Human Services $100,000
Lee Mental Health Center $ 18,000
Lehigh Community Services $32,404
Nations Association $6,000
The Salvation Army, Clewiston and Glades County Offices $4,500
The Salvation Army, LaBelle Office $16,234
The Salvation Army, Lee County $38,000.4

This is the second year that the federation has brought its spring showcase to South
Florida and it plans to return here next year. A winter showcase also is held each
December in Arizona.
There is much more to the academy program for these youngsters ages 15 to
18 years old than the competition itself. Long hours of training several days a week
along with fitness and skills tests and nutrition requirements are key elements of the
rigorous program.
No doubt that programs such as the soccer federation's development academy has
existed for years in soccer-crazy nations in Europe and South America.
However, the thousands of teenagers that traveled to Florida last weekend with
a dream of a someday representing the United States on its national team is proof-
positive that a solid commitment has been made to prove that the United States can
compete and win in World Cup soccer.
Minnesota Twins Open Tryout Here Next Saturday
An annual tradition since 1961, the Minnesota Twin will hold an open tryout for
aspiring athletes next Saturday, June 12 at Hammond Stadium in the Lee County
Sports Complex.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the tryout camp is expected to last the entire
day. Participants should bring their own gloves and shoes.
Athletes eligible must be high school graduates who have not been previously draft-
ed in the Major League draft.
Several players have been signed to minor league contracts at these open tryouts,
the most recent being Chris Brown of Fort Myers in 2004.0

Christie Bradley

Sanctuary Tennis
Director Wins
National Title
Congratulations to Christie Bradley,
tennis and fitness director for
The Sanctuary Golf Club, who
won the USPTA National Clay Court
in Women's 45s Singles in West Palm
Beach at The Ibis Golf & Country Club
May 20 to 23.0

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Miracle Go
To Bat For Youth
Arts Scholarships
alliance for the Arts has partnered
with Miracle Professional Baseball
to offer three special Nights at the
Ballpark. Proceeds from ticket packages
support the Alliance's Summer Arts
Camp scholarship program that serves
Lee County youth.
Bring the kids to the ballpark on June
4 to see a performance by ZOOperstars
- the popular zany characters who pro-
vide a barrel of laughs in their return to
Hammond Stadium. Be among the first
500 kids (12 and under) to arrive on June
26 and receive a lovable furry toy during
Webkinz Giveaway Day.
Celebrate Independence Day on July 3
with the biggest and best fireworks show
in Southwest Florida, while supporting
the arts in the community.
Basic ticket packages are $16 and
include a general admission ticket, Miracle
Baseball hat, hot dog and soda. Box seat
ticket packages are $18 and include a
box seat ticket, Miracle Baseball hat, hot
dog and soda.
Tickets can be purchased online at
MIRACLEFUN.COM (enter "arts" as the
password) or by calling 768-4210.0

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At Theatre
Theatre Conspiracy's Southwest
Florida premiere of the comedy
boom plays until June 12 at the
Foulds Theatre in Fort Myers.
Written by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb,
directed by Bill Taylor and starring
Christopher Brent, Virginia Grace and
Tera Nicole Miller, boom is one of the
hottest plays across the country.
"Sex to change the course of the
world..." is part of a grad student's per-
sonal ad that lures a randy journalism
coed to his subterranean biology lab,
where he studies the sleep cycle of fish
for signs of the end of the world. Will
their "intensely significant coupling" lead
to another big bang, will meaningless sex
have meaning, or is mankind's fate in the
hands of someone outside the fishbowl?
Boom had its world premiere produc-
tion at Arts Nova in New York City in
March of 2008. Subsequent productions
have been held at Wooly Mammoth
Theatre in Washington, DC and Seattle
Repertory in Seattle, Washington.
Nachtrieb is a San Francisco-
based playwright whose other works
include, Hunter Gatherers, Colorado,
TIC (Trenchcoat In Common), and
Multiplex. His work has been seen
off-Broadway and across the country at
Actors Theatre of Louisville, Brown/
Trinity Playwrights Rep, the Bailiwick


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A scene from boom

Theatre and Cleveland Public Theatre.
Hunter Gatherers received the 2007
American Theatre Critics Association/
Steinberg New Play Award for best new
play to premiere outside of New York
and the 2007 Will Glickman Prize for
best new play. He is under commission
from South Coast Rep and is a resident
playwright at the Playwrights Foundation,
San Francisco. Nachtrieb holds a degree
in theater and biology from Brown and
an MFA in Creative Writing from San
Francisco State University.
As a way of thanking the City of
Fort Myers for its support of Theatre
Conspiracy through the City of Fort

Theater Donates $5,000
For Tennessee Flood Victims

Myers Arts and Culture Grant, residents
of the city of Fort Myers can get "buy
one get one" tickets to the Thursday
night, June 10 performance. You must
live in the city of Fort Myers and have a
valid ID to get this discount.
Performances are Thursday, Friday
and Saturdays at 8 p.m. with one
Saturday matinee on June 12 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $22 or $10 for students.
Thursday performances are "buy one
ticket, get the second ticket V2 price."
To make a reservation call 936-3239.
Tickets can also be purchased on-line at

his sometimes rebellious attitudes, but his
story also tells us about his passion, humor,
redemption and ultimate salvation. Ring of
Fire includes over 30 Johnny Cash songs
and plays through June 5 at Broadway
Palm Dinner Theatre. Performances are
Wednesday through Sunday evenings with
selected matinees. Ticket prices range from
$27 to $53 with group discounts available
for parties of 20 or more. Tickets can be
reserved by calling 278-4422, by visiting
www.BroadwayPalm.com, or by stop-
ping by the box office at 1380 Colonial
Boulevard in Fort Myers.

he retro '80s revue, 80s to the
Max, opened Saturday, May 29
at The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse
Theater. Songs like Girls Just Wanna
Have Fun, Love Shack, Whip It and
500 Miles delighted a full-house of tour-
ists and locals. Under the direction of
Victor Legarreta and Musical Director
Justin P. Cowan, the cast of five sang,
danced and laughed their way through
two hours of pure fun.
The show runs Tuesdays, Wednesdays,
Thursday and Saturdays until June
24 and will then run on Tuesdays and
Thursday only until August 12.
Get time-warped again for the sec-
ond summer show, The 70s Show,
which will debut June 26 and will run on
Wednesday and Saturday nights through
August 14. This show will also have a
special opening night reception.
Both shows feature five spectacular
actors some familiar faces to The
Schoolhouse and some who are making
their Schoolhouse debuts.
Summer prices ($25 adults, $10 for
students) are in effect as well as a special
curtain time of 7 p.m. The Herb Strauss
Schoolhouse Theater is located at 2200
Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call the box
office for tickets at 472-6862. Visit The
Schoolhouse Web site for more informa-
tion at www.TheSchoolhouseTheater.
com. Follow The Schoolhouse's tweets @
SchoolhouseSN BL'

Ring of Fire cast presents check to Red Cross representatives

The cast of Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre's current production, Ring of Fire,
along with audience members donated $5,000 to Tennessee flood victims. A
segment of the show takes place at the Grand Ole Opry and when the Ring
of Fire cast heard about the flooding and that the Grand Ole Opry was under two
feet of water, they asked Broadway Palm management if they could volunteer and
fundraise for the relief efforts in Tennessee. After two weeks the cast raised over
$4,500, and the theater added an additional $500 to make the donation to the
Tennessee relief efforts a total of $5,000.
Ring of Fire plays now through June 5 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. It's the
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New Summer
Hours At Alliance
Beginning June 6, the Alliance for
the Art's gallery and gift shop will
return to summer Saturdays hours.
The facility will be open 9 a.m. to 12
p.m. The Alliance's GreenMarket, locat-

ed outside on the north lawn, will be
open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Make a Saturday trip to the Alliance
to view the 24th annual 2D/3D All
Florida Juried Exhibition on view June 11
through August 7. Art work was selected
from over 300 entries by local and
regional artists within the state of Florida.
In the members gallery is Open Doors
Art Program.


Step inside the Etcetera Gift Shop, in
the heart of the Alliance galleries, known
for its one-of-a-kind pieces crafted by
local artists. Discover fine art gifts includ-
ing hand-made jewelry, blown glass,
original prints, pottery, books, stationary,
and stationary. The gift shop is currently
showing work from Sue Baker, Gypsy
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browse the GreenMarket offerings of
locally grown, caught and cultivated prod-
ucts. Sample and purchase artisan breads,
fruits and vegetables, native plants,
honey, jellies and jams hand-made recy-
cled gifts and more. Go online to www.
ArtInLee.org for a list of vendors.
The Alliance for the Arts is located at
10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of
Colonial Boulevard. Visit www.ArtInLee.
org for more details.

Summer Fun
At Art League
New summer art classes are being
offered at the Art League of Fort
Myers, located in the beautiful
downtown River District.
Classes include:
Watercolor Painting by Susanne
Brown, Monday afternoons, 1 to 3:30
p.m. Call Brown at 466-6153 or email
Mixed Media, from painting to ceram-
ics for children and adults by Susan Mills,
Monday, 5 to 7 p.m. Call Mills at 689-
1787 or email Millsmokita03@aol.com.
Computer Basics, PC taught by John
Pappas, Tuesdays, 1 to 3 p.m. Call
Pappas at 466-9786 or email japappas@
Acrylic Painting for Beginners by
Robyn Curran, Thursdays, 5 to 7:30
p.m. Call Curran at 878-3623 or email
Oil Painting for Beginners/
Intermediate by Mary Richey. Call Richey
for details at 939-7738 or email sept-
The Art League of Fort Myers is at
1451 Monroe Street in Fort Myers. Visit

Call To Artists
Arts for ACT Gallery, located at
2265 First Street in downtown
Fort Myers, is accepting works for
the Open Themed Juried Group Exhibit
for July. This year artists will have a
choice of two themes: Spoked or Take
a Walk on the Wild Side. Use your own
judgment to interpret the themes.
The judge of the show will be Britney
Traucht, a 2009 art history graduate of
Florida Atlantic University.
Cash prizes will be awarded. First
place will receive $100; second place
$75; and third place, $50.
Receiving dates are Monday, June 21
through Saturday, June 26 from 11 a.m
to 4 p.m.
Artists may submit up to six pieces
of original work for each theme. All wall
artwork must be wired and ready to hang.
There are no size limits. Two- and three-
dimensional media are acceptable. Art
can not have previously exhibited at Arts
for ACT Gallery. Art must be labeled on
the back.
Artists fee for entry into the exhibit is
$8 for one piece, two pieces for $15 and
three pieces for $20, payable in cash/
check or credit card. If the piece sells
while on exhibit the artist will retain 60
percent of the sale with 40 percent going
to the gallery, which benefits ACT, Inc.,
the domestic violence and sexual assault
center serving Lee County. For more
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Preview For Arts For ACT
Arabian Nights Fundraiser
T his year's Arts for
ACT fundraising
gala is themed
Arabian Nights. The
event will feature quality
art in both the live and
silent auctions. The live
auction will have 52 art-
ists and the silent auction
will consist of over 100
pieces of artwork and
miscellaneous items. The
guest celebrity auctioneer
is soon to be announced. .
The preview will be
held at the Edison State
College in Richard H.
Rush Library on Friday, -
June 18. Auction pieces .-. .-.
range from fun to formal,
traditional paintings to the
unique, painted furniture,
and clay sculpture.
The preview opens
at 5:30 p.m. and ends
at 8 p.m. There will be
belly dancing, fortune
tellers, and sultans. A
Middle Eastern Bazaar
will be set up where you
can buy soaps, exotic
oils, jewelry, and pottery.
Middle Eastern foods will
be served. All proceeds "
benefit Abuse Counseling
and Treatment, Inc., the
domestic violence and
sexual assault center
serving Lee Hendry and
Glades Counties.
You can purchase
tickets at the preview at
the presale price of $125
each. The price at the
door will be $150. Call
for reserved table prices.
Seating is limited. Contact Forever and one day by David Acevedo
the administrative offices
of ACT at 939-2553 for additional information

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Grade 3 FCAT Results
The results of the 2010 3rd-grade Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test
(FCAT) were released by the Florida Department of Education. Lee County
Public Schools continues to exceed state averages in both reading and math-
ematics. In fact, the district also outperformed every large district in Florida in read-
ing and nearly all large districts in math.
The percentage of Lee County 3rd-graders scoring in Levels 3-5 in reading
remained steady at 76 percent compared to the state average of 72 percent. The
percentage of Lee County 3rd-graders scoring in Levels 3-5 in math decreased slightly
from 81 percent last year to 79 percent but still out paced the state average of 78
"The results show our performance is ahead of the state average, but it's not where
we want to be," said Dr. James Browder, superintendent of schools. "We continue to
work to see where we can improve and what we can do to help all students do their
very best."
The 2010 data represent all students, including exceptional education stu-
dents (ESE) and students who are English language learners (ELL). In the official
State Accountability Report (school grading), scheduled to be released in July, the
Department of Education will use the FCAT Level 3-5 percentages to grade schools
but will include only those students in the standard curriculum program (i.e. the ESE
and ELL student-results will not be counted toward school grades).
The students who scored level one in reading will be given the opportunity to take
the SAT10 Reading Comprehension Test in late May/early June with the possibil-
ity of attending a summer reading program (July 12 to 27) to improve their reading
skills and will assessed again at the end of this program. According to state law, these
students will be retained in third grade unless they are eligible for promotion through
Good Cause Exemptions.
Paper reports will be sent home as soon as the district receives the individual stu-
dent reports in early June. Parents with questions are asked to contact their child's
A breakdown of this year's data follows:
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
Lee County Grade 3 FCAT Reading Results
Lee County % Level 3-5 71% 77% 76% 76%
State % Level 3-5 69% 72% 71% 72%
Lee County Grade 3 FCAT Math Results
Lee County % Level 3-5 74% 78% 81% 79%
State % Level 3-5 74% 76% 78% 78%
Grade 3 FCAT 2010 District Comparison 9 Largest Districts
Percent in Levels 3-5, 2009
Reading Math
Lee 76% 79%
Broward 72% 80%
Miami-Dade 68% 78%
Duval 69% 74%
Hillsborough 71% 76%
Orange 71% 75%
Palm Beach 68% 79%
Pinellas 74% 74%
Polk 66% 76%
State 72% 78%
FCAT reading, math and science scores for other grades tested (grades 4 to 11) are
expected to be released in early June.

Lauren Davis, Jeremy Miller, Kacie Phillips, Adam Frank, and Jane Pierce. Not pictured:
Michael George, Devin Harclerode, James Holly, Dakota Sica, and Blake Sobzak.


IG ARTS Phillips Gallery was the
scene of a moving ceremony,
Tuesday, May 25 as 10 stu-
dents received scholarship awards.
BIG ARTS Executive Director Lee
Ellen Harder said, "The scholarship
program was initiated more than 20
years ago to encourage artistic talents.
Through the generous support of many
people, including Laverne Phillips,
Patricia and Davis Thurber, and Robert
Rauschenberg, the program has been
able to help many students through
the years. Art can make such a differ-
ence and enrich our quality of life. We
encourage our students to stay involved
and give back to the community."
These scholarships are awarded, fol-
lowing a rigorous interview and selection
procedure, to high school seniors and
college students majoring in visual arts,
music, dance, theater, creative writing or
film. The 2010 scholarships are made
possible by the generosity of the Robert
Rauschenberg Foundation, Patricia
Thurber Scholarship Trust, Laverne
Phillips, and by community support of the
BIG ARTS BIG SECRET artworks event.
Scholarship Committee Chair Dick
Riley said, "Based upon the outstanding
portfolios submitted by the recipients of
the scholarships, the committee believes
that the arts in Southwest Florida have a
bright future."

BIG ARTS/Patricia Thurber
Scholarship Trust Scholarship was award-
ed to freshmen Lauren Davis, Jeremy
Miller, and Kacie Phillips. Lauren begins
Stetson University in DeLand, Florida,
this fall, concentrating on vocal studies.
Jeremy will be at Valencia Community
College, Orlando, Florida, studying musi-
cal theater. Kacie will study commercial
music at Belmont University, Nashville,
BIG ARTS/Robert Rauschenberg
Scholarship, was given to Michael
George, a senior at Tisch School of
the Arts, at New York University, New
York, who is majoring in fine arts -pho-
tography. Dakota Sica, a sophomore at
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, also
received the Rauschenberg Scholarship
for his studies in fine arts sculpture.
Scholarships were given to Adam
Frank, Devin Harclerode, James Holly,
Jane Pierce, and Blake Sobczak. Adam
will be a freshmen studying illustration
at Ringling College of Art & Design,
Sarasota, Florida. Devin is a sophomore
at University of Florida, Gainesville,
Florida, studying fine arts painting.
James is a senior at Maryland Institute
College of Art, Baltimore, majoring
in fine arts graphic design. Jane is a
sophomore at Corcoran College of Art
+ Design, Washington, DC, studying
fine arts photography. Blake is a junior
at Northwestern University, Evanston,
Illinois, studying photojournalism.,

Stanford Achievement (SAT-10) Test Results

Results of the spring 2010 administration of the Stanford Achievement Test
(SAT-10) in kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades show that Lee County elemen-
tary school students continue to meet high standards in reading.
In kindergarten, 85 percent of all students met grade-level standards in reading
(up from 84 percent in 2008/09). In 1st grade, 82 percent (up from 80 percent in
2008/09) met grade-level standards and 77 percent of 2nd-graders (up from 76 per-
cent in 2008/09) met grade-level standards. All student scores include the scores of
standard curriculum students as well as ESE (Exceptional Student Education) and ELL
students (English Language Learners). When only standard curriculum student scores
are considered, percentages are significantly higher.
"Even our youngest learners are showing gains academically," said Dr. James
Browder, superintendent of schools. "We've seen academic improvement across the
board, and we will keep working to ensure that continues."
The SAT-10 Test, administered each spring, is a nationally normedd" test designed
to assess skills essential to early reading. It focuses on sounds and letters, word read-
ing and sentence reading as well as vocabulary and reading comprehension skills. The
district utilizes SAT-10 results to monitor student progress and to predict performance
on the statewide Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT), which begins in 3rd
District officials believe that efforts in recent years to intensify reading for early ele-
mentary students contributed to these positive results. Individual student reports were
sent home to parents.

Reading 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
All Students Meeting/Exceeding Standard
Kindergarten 74% 75% 78% 84% 85%
Grade 1 68% 73% 73% 80% 82%
Grade 2 68% 70% 70% 76% 77%
Standard Curriculum Students Meeting/Exceeding Standard
Kindergarten 81% 81% 84% 88% 89%
Grade 1 74% 79% 79% 86% 87%
Grade 2 73% 76% 76% 82% 82%0

Kids All American Fishing Derby
Cape Coral Yacht Club will have an All American Fishing Derby for children
on Saturday, June 12 from 8 to 11 a.m. on the pier.
The derby includes angler education, two hours of fishing, awards and lunch.
Each participant will receive a goodie bag.
Children must bring their own fishing 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 574-0806.0

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High School Technology
Excellence Program Earns Award
E earlier this month, Dunbar High because the ATE is creating a business
School's Academy for Technology advantage through growing Southwest
Excellence (ATE) program was Florida's IT workforce. Last year, the
awarded the 2010 Transformation award was given to the City of Cape
Award by Southwest Florida Regional Coral.
Technology Partnership (SWFRTP). The "This is a tremendous honor and yet
Transformation Award was designed to more professional validation of what the
recognize leadership in the marketplace ATE program is providing students and
for the creation or utilization of technol- the Southwest Florida community," said
ogy to promote a competitive advantage Carl Burnside, principal of Dunbar High.
in Southwest Florida. "Our students are earning highly sought
Up against two Southwest Florida after certifications and are prepared to
businesses (Arthrex and Conditioned Air enter the world of work, along with earn-
Corporation of Naples, Inc.) the SWFRTP ing dual enrollment college credit directly
selected the Academy for Technology from high school, which is a win-win situ-
Excellence program for the award ation for them and the community."O

Lee Schools
Awarded Model
Status In The Arts
Lee 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
through 2013.
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
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Brunch Backpack Fundraiser

There are many ways the community can help students in need by buying a tick-
ets and attending the brunch, bringing in a donation of old, broken or unwanted gold
for the gold drop, donating an item, participating in the silent auction, or making a tax
deductible donation to the Adopt-A-Student fundraiser.
"This is my 11th year organizing the support of more than 2,000 students in need
in Lee County and we couldn't do it without the ongoing support of the community,"
says Connie Ramos-Williams, event chair.
The Edison Restaurant is located at 3583 McGregor Boulevard, overlooking the
Fort Myers Country Club. Tickets are $25, with all proceeds benefiting local students
in need. The silent auction will include items such as an autographed Red Sox baseball,
spa and salon treatments, jewelry, getaways and golf foursomes. Seat are limited and
reservations are requested. RSVP to Ramos-Williams at Conric4u@aol.com or .848-
The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida is a local nonprofit organization
founded with the purpose of promoting programs aimed at bringing people of dif-
ferent cultures together and providing support for students and families in need. The
Multicultural Centre of SWFL will provide backpacks, school supplies and more to
2,000 plus students in need, or while supplies last.O

Over 2,000 local children need backpacks for school and The Edison
Restaurant, Goldhelps.org and Woman's Life of SWFL are teaming up to
sponsor the 2nd annual Brunch For Backpacks, Gold Drop & Silent Auction
on Saturday, June 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Edison Restaurant in Fort
All of the proceeds from the brunch, silent auction and gold drop will provide new
backpacks and school supplies to local students in need at the Multicultural Centre of
SWFL's 11th annual BIG Backpack Event at Harborside Event Center, Fort Myers, on
Sunday, August 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

High Tech Central Student Of Year

Wanson Charlestin, left, receives his award from Bill McCormick, director, High Tech
Wanson Charlestin was named High Tech Central's Student of the Year at
a special luncheon on Friday, May 21. Charlestin, a high school student
enrolled in the Electricity Program, will receive both his high school diplo-
ma and certificate in electricity in June. He is a member of the National Technical
Honor Society, SkillsUSA, and is a youth leader at Redeemer Baptist Church. He
competed and won a gold medal in residential wiring at the regional SkillsUSA
"Wanson tries so hard in everything he does, he made a goal and achieved it... he
showed remarkable perseverance," commented Miriam Keith, instructor.

Adult Reading
Tutors Needed
V volunteer tutors to teach adults
to read, write, speak and under-
stand English are needed in Fort
Myers. Tess Murphy, executive director
of Literacy Volunteers of Lee County,
reports that 42 adults in Fort Myers are
waiting for tutors.
Adults (age 18 and over) willing to
commit a minimum of one hour tutor-
ing per week are invited to attend a tutor
training on Saturday, June 19 from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. at LVLC's office, 7275
Concourse Drive, Fort Myers. They will
learn how to teach English to non-English
speaking adults. The training is free; $30

is requested for the materials.
About 90 percent of LVLC students
speak other languages and require ESL
(English as a second language) tutoring.
The remainder are English speakers who
want to learn to read and require basic
reading and writing tutoring..
It's not necessary to speak the stu-
dent's language to teach them English.
Students are matched with a tutor liv-
ing in the same area of Lee County. All
matches meet in public places. LVLC
provides case management for all match-
The inability to read or speak English
impacts the entire community and econo-
my in such areas as safety, efficiency, and
social interaction, according to Murphy.
To register for training call 415-3621
or log onto lvlcread@earthlink.net.O

The following students were also nominated by their instructors:
Curtiss Burgoyne Web design
Jay Caruthers electronic technology
Travis Crawford automotive youth educational systems
Jerry Davis plumbing technology
Marie Edmond massage therapy
Travis Hanner applied welding technologies
Joey Hickey air-conditioning, refrigeration & heating technology
Lisa Manfredi law enforcement
Amanda Pacheco practical nursing
Analiz Saldana accounting operations
Justin Stroedecke correctional officer
For more information about the programs offered at High Tech Central, visit www.
hightechcentral.org or call 334-4544.0

Public Safety Officer Honored
With Lifesaving Award
Sergeant Herber Hall was awarded the Edison State College Lifesaving Award
for his quick response which saved a child's life:
On May 25, 2005 at approximately 11:05 a.m. Sergeant Herbert Hall,
while patrolling, noticed a vehicle parked in the roadway near the front entrance to
the Collier Campus at the Lely Cultural Parkway gate and a woman in the front pas-
senger seat screaming and two young children crying in the back seat. The driver, later
identified as Alberto Garcia, waved for his assistance. As Sergeant Hall approached
he observed that the woman, later identified as Salome Alvarez Carbajal, holding a
small child about one year old, reaching her fingers down the throat of the child. A
small amount of blood was coming from the mouth and nose of the child. He then
observed a penny pop from the mouth of the child who did not appear to be breath-
ing. Sergeant Hall reached over and gave two quick mouth-to-mouth breaths while the
child was being held by the mother and the child immediately responded and began to
breath on his own.
Sergeant Hall requested assistance from Facilities Maintenance Tech Raphael
Barrios-Mareno to translate as no one in the vehicle spoke English as Collier County
Fire and EMS treated and later transported the child and his mother to the Physician's
Regional Hospital for treatment. The child was checked by hospital staff and later

Financial Focus
Time May Be
Right To Convert

To A Roth
"R by Jennifer Basey
f you already
have a Roth IRA,
you're aware of
its biggest benefit:
Your earnings grow
tax free, provided
you meet certain
conditions. If you
don't have a Roth
IRA, you may want
to consider one -
and it may be easier for you to do just
that in 2010.
Before we get to the reasons why
2010 may be your year to open or con-
vert to a Roth IRA, let's look at some
differences between Roth and traditional
If you own a traditional IRA, your con-
tributions may be tax-deductible, depend-
ing on your income level. But whether
you can make deductible contributions or
not, your earnings grow on a tax-deferred
basis, which means your money can grow
faster than it would if it were placed in an
investment on which you paid taxes every
On the other hand, Roth IRA contri-
butions are never tax-deductible, but your
earnings grow tax free, as long as you've
held your account at least five years and
you don't start taking withdrawals until
you're at least age 591/2.
Furthermore, unlike a traditional IRA,
a Roth IRA does not require you to start
taking distributions when you reach 701/2.
Consequently, you'll have more flexibility
and freedom when it comes to making
If you have a traditional IRA, you
might be thinking it's a good idea to
convert to a Roth IRA because tax free
sounds better than tax deferred and, all
things being equal, tax free would indeed

be better. However, it's not quite that sim-
ple. If you convert your traditional IRA to
a Roth IRA, you'll have to pay taxes on
those traditional IRA earnings and contri-
butions that had previously gone untaxed.
If you do convert, you'll be better off
using money held outside your IRA to
pay the taxes. If you simply take money
from your IRA, you'll obviously lower the
value of your IRA and, if you're under
591/2, you may have to pay an additional
10 percent penalty on the amount you
withdraw to pay the taxes.
In the past, many investors have been
prohibited from converting their IRAs
due to either their tax filing status or
their income. Under previous rules, you
could convert your traditional IRA to a
Roth IRA only if you were married and
filed a joint return or were a single filer,
and your modified adjusted gross income
(MAGI) was $100,000 or less. But start-
ing in 2010, you can convert funds to
a Roth IRA even if your MAGI is over
$100,000. You will also be able to con-
vert to a Roth if you are married and file
separate tax returns.
And that's not the only piece of good
news regarding your conversion ability.
As mentioned above, you will have to pay
taxes when you convert to a Roth IRA. A
conversion is usually reported as income
for the tax year the conversion takes
place. However, in 2010 only, your con-
version amount will be split and reported
as income for tax years 2011 and 2012
unless you elect to report the entire con-
version amount on your 2010 taxes. You
may find that spreading the taxes over
two years can make the conversion more
In any case, consult with your tax advi-
sor before converting from a traditional
IRA to a Roth. If done correctly, such a
conversion can potentially make a big
difference in your ultimate retirement
Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor
in Fort Myers. She can be reached at
jennifer basey@edwardjones.com.

Foundation Awards Reading
Grant To The Heights Foundation
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a $3,000 summer read-
ing grant to The Heights Foundation. The grant will support The Heights
Foundation's summertime literacy and reading programs.
"The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is inspired by the work The Heights
Foundation is doing to help children continue their education and improve their litera-
cy skills during the summer," said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's chairman and CEO.
"Summer reading not only helps children continue their education, but helps them dis-
cover the joys of reading books purely for fun."
The summer reading grant aims to help libraries and nonprofit organizations with
the implementation or expansion of summer reading programs. To be eligible for this
grant, programs must target pre-k through 12th grade students who are new readers,
below grade level readers or readers with learning disabilities.
Since the Dollar General Literacy Foundation's inception in 1993, it has provided
grants to nonprofit organizations dedicated to the advancement of literacy. The foun-
dation has awarded more than $47.2 million in grants across Dollar General's 35-state
market area. These grants provide program support to nonprofit efforts to reach low-
level literacy adults and their families. In addition to cash grants, Dollar General's in-
store Learn to Read brochures have offered free literacy referrals to more than 53,000
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is currently accepting applications for youth
literacy and back-to-school grants. To complete an application, visit the Serving Others
section of www.dollargeneral.com. Proposals must be submitted online by May 21.


Steven Morton Is CGM-Certified
even Morton, landscape man-
ager for Shell Point Retirement
Community, recently became one of
127 grounds management professionals
in the nation to successfully complete the
Certified Grounds Manager (CGM) pro-
gram offered through The Professional
Grounds Management Society (PGMS).
Morton has been with Shell Point since
2005. In addition to this recent certi-
fication, he is a Certified Horticultural
Professional, Certified Landscape
Inspector, Certified Arborist, and has a
license in Pesticide Application for Lawns
and Ornamental Plants issued by the
State of Florida.
"I try to encourage my employees
to seek greater horticultural knowledge I
through industry associations," said
Morton. "In the last five years, members of
my team have achieved 16 separate cer-
tifications from various organizations rep-
resenting different aspects of horticultural Steven Morton
disciplines. The outcome of the Shell Point
Landscape Management Team's increased level of knowledge has resulted in improved
beautification in our landscaping; enhanced technical expertise; improved communica-
tion; and formal recognition of our department within the organization."
Morton earned a B.S. degree in agriculture with an emphasis on horticulture from
the University of Missouri, Columbia. The Professional Grounds Management Society
(PGMS) awarded his team at Shell Point The Green Star Award for excellence in land-

Small Business
Owners Summer
lorida Gulf Coast University Small
Business Development Center
(SBDC) is hosting a series of work-
shops and seminars throughout the sum-
mer at various locations in Southwest
Florida for small business owners and
They include:
The Importance of Financial
Planning at All Stages of Your Business:
Every Business Should Have A Financial
Road Map, is an informal seminar from
9 to 11 a.m., Friday, June 4 at FGCU-
Lutgert Hall Room 4201, free.
Bookkeeping for Small Business.
Need to brush up on your accounting
skills? Seminar is 2 to 5 p.m., Tuesday,
June 8 at SBDC Cape Coral Office,
1020 Cultural Parkway Boulevard S.,
Unit 3. Cost is $20.
Frequently Asked Questions about
Starting a Business. Learn the "ins and
outs" before deciding to open a busi-
ness, 2 to 5 p.m., Thursday, June 10
at FGCU- Lutgert Hall Room 4201, cost
Small Business Resource Network
Mixer. Join fellow professionals for an
evening of networking and business card
exchange at the Embassy Suites in Estero
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, June
17. Guest speaker will be Nancy Boyle,
state coordinator of the Small Business
Resource Network. Cost is $15 for mem-
bers, $20 for guests.
Survival Tips For the Summer. Tips
on preparing and surviving the sum-
mer months 11:30 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m.,
Tuesday, June 22 at Fort Myers Beach

Chamber of Commerce, 17200 San
Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach.
Cost is $20; bring your own lunch. (This
is part one of a three-part series).
Frequently Asked Questions about
Starting a Business in Cape Coral. A
panel of experts will be available to
answer questions from 9 a.m. to noon,
Wednesday, June 23 at the SBDC Cape
Coral Office, 1020 Cultural Parkway,
Unit 3. Cost, $20.
How Do I Get Certified as a Minority
Business? Learn what you need to do
to get your certification as a minority
business owner 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday,
June 24 at Charlotte County Chamber
of Commerce, 2702 Tamami Trail, Port
Charlotte. Free. Reservations are encour-
Marketing Your Small Business.
This workshop will teach participants
how to market goods and services to
consumers, 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, June
25 at Charlotte County Chamber of
Commerce, 2702 Tamiami Trial, Port
Charlotte. Free.
Understanding and Writing a
Marketing Plan. Attendees will learn the
importance of having a marketing plan
in place from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Monday,
June 28 at the Fort Myers Downtown
Library, 2050 Central Avenue. No cost
to attend but reservations are encouraged.
Is Your Business Compliant? This
month's PB&J brown bag lunch will
focus on compliance issues such as 1-9
and other important documents needed
for business owners, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
Wednesday, June 30 at FGCU-Lutgert
Hall Room 4201. Freet to attend but res-
ervations are encouraged.
To make a reservation for any SBDC
workshops visit www.sbdcseminars.org or
call the main office at 745-3700.0


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Builders Care
Is There To
Lend A Hand

Marian Gann, 78, has suffered with
muscular dystrophy since birth.
Gann is bound to her wheelchair
and her bed. She has a caregiver that
comes in daily to help her get from the
bed to her wheelchair and other daily liv-
ing activities. Due to her lack of mobility,
she can no longer get into the bathroom
to take a shower.

She resides in Cape Coral where
she has been a resident for more than
20 years. Despite her struggles, Gann
supplements her Social Security disability
income by doing accounting and tax work
out of her home. When she is not work-
ing, she enjoys reading, movies and her
pet parrot, Kokomo.
In early May Builders Care volunteers
completely remodeled the bathroom,
including the shower, for Gann. The bath-
room is complete with wheelchair acces-
sible floors, sink and shower, as well as
custom built-in bench.
Villa Homes of SWFL headed up
the team of sub-contractors including

Abash Enterprises, Allied Portables,
Cape Coral Plumbing, Harbor Springs
Building Company, Jamestown Painting,
Mark's Dumpsters, Nilles Design,
Sherwin Williams and Wayne Wiles Floor
Coverings. All labor and materials were
provided at no cost to Gann.
"We are so grateful to be involved
in such a tremendous program," said
Jesse Gonzalez, project manager for Villa
Homes of Southwest Florida. "And to see
the building industry continue to come
together to help out local folks in need."
Builders Care is headquartered at the
Lee BIA offices at 4210 Metro Parkway,
Suite 100 in Fort Myers. Donations can
be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.
org, or to the Builders Care general fund
at BB&T (formerly Colonial Bank) Page
Field branch at 4959 South Cleveland
Avenue in Fort Myers. For more informa-
tion call 938-0056.5

Help Solve
Cold Cases With
Deck Of Cards
n an effort to help with difficult-to-
solve murder and missing person
crimes, Priority Marketing of Fort
Myers has teamed up with Florida and
Georgia law enforcement agencies to
produce Cold Case Playing Cards that
are distributed in prisons and probation
The Cold Case Playing Cards can
be used as a traditional deck of playing
cards, but they are unique because each

Lectures And
Courses At FGCU
T he Renaissance Academy at Florida
Gulf Coast University announces its
summer schedule of adult lifelong
learning programs featuring a rich and
diverse curriculum of nearly 60 single
lectures and courses. The academy's sum-
mer program includes memoir and poetry
writing workshops, a foreign film series,
fine arts and life enrichment classes,
computer and Internet instruction, as well
as lectures on history, financial investing,
photography, music and more. Course
fees are typically $25 per lecture.
The summer term will commence
June 6 and end July 31. Summer lectures
will be offered in Naples, Bonita Springs,
Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Charlotte
County. Visit https://RegisterRA.fgcu.edu
to browse course descriptions and register
safely and securely online using a credit

card in the deck features photos and
information on unsolved homicide and
missing person cases in these jurisdic-
tions, along with the applicable toll-free
telephone number for reporting tips.
The goal is to get the cards into the
hands of people who may have informa-
tion on these unsolved cases. Rewards
are offered for tips in some cases.
According to the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement (FDLE), two cases
in its jurisdiction have been solved since
2005 as a result of leads generated from
the cards. In fact, the program has been
so successful, the FDLE has distributed its
third edition of Cold Case Playing Cards
to inmates at 67 county jails and 156
probation offices.
Florida's Cold Case Playing Cards
are a collaborative effort between the
FDLE, Florida Attorney General's Office,
Florida Police Chiefs Association, Florida
Association of Crime Stoppers, Florida
Department of Corrections and the
Florida Sheriffs Association. They are
also available to the public for purchase
at $16 per deck, including shipping and
handling, at www.priorityplayingcards.
com. Discounted rates are available on
orders of multiple quantities.
In Fulton County, Georgia, where
there are currently 1,200 unsolved
murder cases, 5,000 Cold Case Playing
Cards decks are circulating the prison
system. The Fulton County Cold Case
squad, which initiated the program in
Georgia, has stated it hopes to expand
the effort statewide.,

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Free Autism
Screening For
Young Children
The Children's Hospital of
Southwest Florida, in partnership
with the Ronald McDonald House
Charities of Southwest Florida, offers a
free monthly autism spectrum disorder
screening for toddlers 18 months to five
The next screening will be held June
11 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the
Ronald McDonald Care Mobile located in
the McDonalds parking lot at Gulf Coast
Town Center.

Training Society
Lunch Meeting
Srea trainers and developers have
a unique opportunity to learn
ow Lee Memorial Health System
(LMHS) has successfully implemented an
innovative learning method used exten-
sively to build employee understanding
and engagement on a variety of topics.
Attendees of the Southwest Florida
Chapter of the American Society for
Training and Development (ASTD) will
host a lunch meeting on Wednesday,
June 16 from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at the
Cape Coral Hospital campus.
The presenter will be Brad Pollins,
director of organizational effectiveness,
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Lee Memorial Gets Breast Cancer
Care Grant From Susan G. Komen
- S usan G. Komen for the Cure Southwest Florida affiliate has provided
'$154,082 to support low-income and indigent women's breast cancer care at
Lee Memorial Health System's Regional Cancer Center in Fort Myers.
The funds will be used to provide genetic testing, diagnostic and staging, chemo-
therapy and surgery for uninsured and underinsured women battling breast cancer in
Southwest Florida. The new funds are already in use and are estimated to provide care
-to over 40 women annually.
Collaboration through community outreach to women regarding the available
LMHS programs occurs at free cancer screening events, educational events, Senior
Friendship Centers and Partners for Breast Cancer Care seminars and other events.
LMHS Chief Foundation Officer and VP Oncology Sharon A. MacDonald
remarked of the funding, "This grant helps us provide life-saving care to the many
uninsured and underinsured women of our Southwest Florida community. Without this
funding and letting people know that it exists, many women would not seek medical
care because of their financial limitations and would allow their cancer to progress to a
much more advanced state, or potentially even lose their lives to the disease."
For more information on how you can make a personal or corporate gift to sup-
* port live-saving cancer care in Southwest Florida, all the LMHS Foundation office at

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to create an emergency response plan
for their animals as hurricane season
Bronson says people should not wait
until the last minute to think about how
they are going to evacuate or shelter their
animals during a disaster. People may
need to leave their homes quickly and a

well-thought-out plan will help ensure the
safety of animals and the peace of mind
of their owners.
Bronson's Division of Animal Industry
website http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/ai
(click on "Emergency Management" links
to numerous Web sites that provide infor-
mation about pet-friendly emergency shel-
ters and hotels. There is also extensive
emergency preparedness information for
owners of large and small animals. Some
tips for people with animals include:
Pets and Small Animals
Leaving pets behind during an evacua-
tion is not recommended because the ani-
mals can easily be injured, lost or killed.
Owners should find out now if any local

boarding facilities or veterinary offices can
shelter their animals in an emergency.
They should also contact hotels outside
their immediate area to determine which
allow animals and whether there are any
size restrictions.
Keep ID tags and vaccinations up to
Prepare a pet evacuation kit, includ-
ing food and water for one week, a
manual can opener, medications, medi-
cal/vaccination records, a pet carrier, and
When traveling, properly secure pets
in the vehicle.
Horses and Livestock
During an emergency, the time you

have to evacuate your horses will be lim-
ited. With an effective emergency plan,
you may have enough time to move your
horses to safety. Livestock are difficult to
evacuate so it is important to make plans
to shelter them in place safely.
Keep vaccinations and other health
requirements up to date.
If possible, make arrangements in
advance for evacuation of horses. Know
where you can take your horses for shel-
ter along your evacuation route.
Make sure your horse trailer is ready
to go or other transport arrangements are
prepared well in advance.
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If you are interested, please contact
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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,
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SR 5/28 V 6/4

Needed full or part time.
Call 239-580-8573
or email resume to
SR 5/28 BTFN

Full/Part-time attendant positions available.
Drivers license required.
Apply in person
1015 Perwinkle Way
SR 5/28 B 6/4


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Home Watch Pool Service
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SR 9/30 D TFN

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768-0569 or cell 464-6460
RS 11/14 MTFN

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

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 6/25

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 B TFN

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

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

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

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

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

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
info@phoebesnest.com for rates and
schedules. License pending.
RS 5/28 V 7/16


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10 a.m. to noon, Phillips Gallery, BIG
ARTS, to discuss current events. Donation
$3. Refreshments during break. Tell your
friends. For more information call 395-0900.
SR4/28 N TFN

Hourly, Daily, Weekly
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SR 1/30 BTFN

Prime east end, deep water, Shell Harbor
location. Only minutes to the Gulf.
Water, electricity, parking.
RS 5/7 V 6/11


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3 twin-size beds, 1 queen-size bed,
2 dressers, 1 king-size sofa sleeper,
1 regular sofa and 1 side table.
Call 347-393-4547.
RS 6/4 V 6/4

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Views over pool to beach
Only $999,000
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RS 11/27 N TFN


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3BR/3BA remodeled duplex in Dunes
with sweeping golf course views and
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Office: 472-5187
SR 8/6 N TFN
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SR 10/9 NTFN


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

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

lona Schoolhouse Professional Center
Great Location at McGregor Blvd & Kelly Road.
685 sq feet & 1350 sq feet units available. Will
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RS 1/4 B TFN

800 Sq. ft. Doc Ford's Center. New large white
tiles on floor. New bathroom. Raised ceiling
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SR 8/7 B TFN

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

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

Retail, Office, Take Out, Etc.
Attractive Ratp. Offpere.d

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Prime Periwinkle Frontage
High Traffic Tenants
Excellent Parking
Immediate Occupancy
Local/Pro-Active Owners
Flexible Space Available
Call Today!
SR 4/30 B TFN

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.
RS5/21 D6/11

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

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

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

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SR 2/12 BTFN

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November 2005. TVs/DVDs, internet, pool/
clubhouse. Just a few steps to beach.
Call owners: 401-253-2511
SR 1/26 M TFN

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


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.


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

Single family home in quiet west end devel-
opment. Large landscaped lot, 3-4 bed-
rooms, 3 1/2 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

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

One Bedroom Apartment for rent at 1506
Periwinkle Way. One bedroom one bath
apartment over the VIP Vacation Rental
office. Great location, close to everything.
$950 per month including electric.
Call David or Ronna at 472-1613.
SR 6/4 B 6/11

Ground level, quiet street, professional
renovated in elegant style, partially
furnished. $850 per month, water paid.
Call 330-289-1798.
RS 6/4 A 6/18

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

TROPICAL ISLAND HOME. Stroll to beach. Spacious
lakefront 3 bedroom/2 bath on quiet cul-de-sac. Pri-
vate master suite w/loft and sundeck. Two car garage.
Lot of storage. Call owner 472-8378.
RS 6/4 P 6/11


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From page 24
Emergency Plans
Include animal handling equipment and a sup-
ply of feed and water.
Carry your vaccination record, Coggins test
and health papers with you.
Have a point of destination before depar-
ture and be sure to evacuate early to avoid traffic
If evacuation is not possible:
Reinforce your barn, and outbuildings with
hurricane straps or other devices.
Secure or remove anything that could become
blowing debris.
Open gates or remove fencing so that ani-
mals may move to high ground in a flood and to
low-lying areas during high winds.
Install a hand pump for your well and fill
enough large containers with water for your ani-
mals for at least a week.
Identify alternate water and power sources. A
generator with a safely stored supply of fuel may
be essential, especially if you have electrical equip-
ment necessary to the well being of your animals.



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Lee County Sheriff's Office..........................477-1 200
Florida Marine Patrol..................................332-6966
Florida Highway Patrol..................................278-7100
Poison Control...................................1-800-282-3171
HealthPark Medical Center................1-800-936-5321
Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce...............332-3624
Foundation for Quality Childcare.................425-2685
Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce...........454-7500
Fort Myers Beach Library..............................463-9691
Lakes Regional Library..................................... 533-4000
Lee County Chamber of Commerce............931-0931
Post O ffice...........................................1-800-275-8777
Visitor & Convention Bureau........................338-3500
Alliance for the Arts.................. .................. 939-2787
Arts For ACT Gallery & Studio.....................337-5050
Art League Of Fort Myers............................275-3970
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall ..........481-4849
B IG A R TS ..................................................... 395-0900
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre....................278-4422
Cultural Park Theatre...................................772-5862
Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade...........332-4488
Florida W est Arts......................................... 948-4427
Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers..........472-0168
Gulf Coast Symphony...................................489-1800
Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres.............481-8059
Naples Philharmonic............................239-597-1111
The Schoolhouse Theater............................472-6862
S.W. Florida Symphony................................418-0996
Theatre Conspiracy....................................936-3239
Young Artists Awards..................................574-9321
Angel Flight..................................1-877-4AN-ANGEL
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 (Natonal Actve &RetredFederal Employees) ...........: .............. 482-6713
Navy Seabees Veterans of America............731-1901
Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL.......................667-1354
Southwest Florida Fencing Academy............939-1 338
Southwest Florida Music Association..........561-2118
Kiwanis Clubs:
Fort Myers Beach....................765-4254 or 454-8090
Fort M years Edison...................... .................... 694-1056
Fort M years South.................... ....................691-1405
Gateway to the Islands............................... 415-3100
lona-M cG regor........................ ................... 482-0869
Lions Clubs:
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............................332-81 58
Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society....................472-6940
United Way of Lee County................................433-2000
United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour).......211 or 433-3900
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum...................395-2233
Burrough's Hom e........................................ 337-9505
Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium............275-3435
Edison & Ford Winter Estates.......................334-361 4
Fort Myers Skate Park.................................321-7558
Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium........321-7420
JN "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.........472-1100
Koreshan State Historic Site................239-992-0311
Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center..........765-8101
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