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VOL. 9, No. 23 From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort Myers JUNE11, 2010
New Winter Sports Exhibit
T he Art of the
(AOTO) celebrates ..
the opening of its new
Sports Experience Gallery
with a tribute to Winter
Olympic Sports and the
2010 Vancouver Olympic
Games, showing through .
The Winter Sports
exhibit introduces patrons
to the seven main events *
in the Winter Olympic
skating, curling, hockey,
ski, biathlon, and luge. The
exhibit provides an interac-
tive Olympic experience -. .
as guests are invited to sit
in a bobsled, lay on a luge .... *
and view Olympic uniforms
and memorabilia while pay-
ing tribute to the Winter
Olympics. Part of Lovegrove's SOS art installation
The Art of the
Olympians Museum and Al
Oerter Center of Excellence M atlacha Artist M making
are located at 1300 Hendry
Street in the heart of down- A Statem ent About BP O il Spill
town Fort Myers' River
District. For information, go A rtist Leoma Lovegrove of Matlacha has been creating quite a statement about
to www.artoftheolympians. the oil spill in the gulf. Her art installation is located at her national headquar-
com or call 332-5055.4 ters, Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens, 4637 Pine Island Road in Matlacha. She
Lenny Katz and his daughter experience the Winter was inspired to create the public art installation after trying to donate $100,000 of
Olympics at the Art of the Olympians Museum her original wildlife art to CROW. The animal rescue organization could not accept
continued on page 32
Chris Pendleton, president and
chief executive officer of the
Edison & Ford Winter Estates has
been honored with a national Award of
Excellence from National Garden Clubs
Inc., the largest volunteer organization
of its type in the world. Pendleton is
recognized for her leadership in the
restoration and the implementation of
new horticulture programs in the gar-
dens on the site of the winter homes of
American inventor Thomas A. Edison
and automobile industrialist Henry Ford
at the estates in Fort Myers.
Pendleton, whose vision for the estates
included the restoration of its gardens and
historic buildings, was integral to secur-
ing funding from local, state and federal
agencies, foundations and private donors
for preservation of the site, as well as in
the development of new visitor ameni-
ties, classrooms and public gardens. The
Edison & Ford Winter Estates is one of
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by Jim George
he Kanzius Foundation had an
unexpected windfall this past week
as a result of a rule regarding the
distribution of the award money it won
in a national contest. PepsiCo would
not allow the Kanzius Foundation to
use money it had won in its national
contest to be used for salaries to hire
two additional researchers. The foun-
dation raises research money for the
late Sanibel Island resident and inven-
tor John Kanzius' external radio-wave
generator, which has been proven to
kill cancer cells in live animals. PepsiCo
said it won't fund any research that does
The foundation won $250,000 in
a national contest and had anticipated
the money going to the MD Anderson
Cancer Research Center in Houston
to hire the researchers. Instead of hav-
ing about two-thirds of the PepsiCo
grant money go toward the salaries of
a molecular biologist and a physicist, it
will all be used to spread the word about
the Kanzius project in an effort to recruit
Mark Neidig Sr., the foundation's
executive director, said the researchers
will still get paid. Neidig said he told a
former Kanzius donor about the PepsiCo
decision and the man, who did not want
his name disclosed, gave $250,000 to
pay those salaries.
The PepsiCo grant money will now be
used to hire a full-time project leader and
recruit a national public-relations agency.
The foundation will also invest in technol-
ogy that will enable them to use text mes-
saging to raise money.
The foundation will utilize the
$250,000 from PepsiCo and the match-
ing amount from the private donor, an
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Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now:
The IE Foxworthy House On Lee Street
by Gerri Reaves
D | during the early 20th century, comfortable homes like the
l* lI Jone shown in this historic photo (circa 1915) were com-
l mon in downtown Fort Myers.
For many years, on the block of Lee Street between First and
Second stretched a long block of predominately private homes
with a scattering of apartments. The IE "Ike" Foxworthy resi-
dence, located roughly behind the Franklin Arms Hotel, stood for
approximately six decades.
S Over the years, however, the airy wood frame houses built by
early Fort Myers settlers disappeared as they were replaced by
The Ike Foxworthy house's most notable architectural features
are those that ventilate the house and invite the outdoors in.
The upstairs open French doors and the numerous large windows would have cre-
ated both vertical and horizontal ventilation. The spacious porch with roll-down sun-
shades and rocking chair would be a delightful place for reading and conversation on a
For the cooler winter days one could seek warmth on the sun deck, which for a
young child could serve as a place to sleep in the great outdoors.
The historic photo records the arrival of visitors. One of the women entering the
gate is Lucretia Nute Turner. Dressed for an outing and protected from the sun by
the fashionable hats and long sleeves, perhaps the visitors are paying a social call, or
maybe they're attending a meeting.
After all, Mrs. Lena (Ike) Foxworthy was involved in her community. In the 1960s,
she was the longest-surviving member of the Woman's Community Club, organized in
her home in April 1907. We can only theorize that she is the unidentified woman on
the upper sun deck, who seems to be welcoming the visitors.
As for the identity of the photographer was she a visitor too? And if so, why did
she deem the visit worthy of photographic documentation?
The Foxworthy family history goes back more than a century in Fort Myers. Ike
Foxworthy was one of four brothers from Kentucky who settled here.
The IE Foxworthy home once stood on Lee Street, just south of First. One of the visitors
entering the gate is Lucretia Nute Turner
courtesy of Florida State Archives
United Telephone made use of the home site starting in the early 1970s. Today the
property is a CenturyLink parking lot. Visible across the lot is the back of the Foxworthy
Building (formerly a furniture store), which faces Jackson Street at the foot of Main Street.
photo by Gerri Reaves
The Foxworthys were a family with significant post-office experience. Two of the
four brothers extended the tradition into the third generation. Ike served as postmaster
from 1910 to 1914. Boyd Clifton "BC" served as assistant postmaster from 1909
until 1913 and as postmaster from 1922 until 1924.
The family's endeavors stretched far beyond the post office, however. James Edgar
Foxworthy, who came to Fort Myers in 1893, founded Foxworthy & Company
Clothing. Both Ike and Clifton were involved in that family business from its early days.
Many long-time Fort Myers residents will remember Foxworthy Furniture &
Interiors Company, established on Jackson Street in 1940, and run by BC.
Brother CM Foxworthy was an insurance agent.
Lena Foxworthy lived in the family home on Lee Street into the 1960s, followed by
her son Lynn. In the early 1970s, the house was converted to apartments for several
years. Then United Telephone acquired the land, and today a CenturyLink parking lot
lies where visitors once opened a gate and climbed the steps to a big front porch.
Soon, that part of downtown will undergo yet another profound transformation
when the long-awaited public-library complex is built on the east side of Lee between
Richmond and Second.
Walk down to Lee Street and ponder the changes that a century can bring to what
was once a neighborhood of family homes.
Be sure to visit the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street,
where you can learn more about how Fort Myers has built and rebuilt throughout its
Don't miss the Tutankhamun: Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh's Tomb exhibit,
extended to August 15 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 its 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
Feat Birt B4ach
Greater Port M wes
and Ken Rasi
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the 10th most visited historic home sites
in America attracting more than 200,000
visitors annually from all over the world.
Pendleton's career includes managing
museums, gardens, science and natural
history centers in South Carolina, North
Carolina, Virginia and Florida.
Pendleton's nomination was spon-
sored by the Florida Federation of Garden
Clubs Inc. The award was presented at
the National Garden Clubs annual con-
vention May 15 in Atlanta.
National Garden Clubs Inc. is a not-
for-profit organization that offers service
projects such as Garden Therapy, Habitat
for Humanity Landscaping, Golden Days,
Plant It Pink, Blue Star Memorials, school
gardening initiatives for children, flower
shows, and a host of civic beautification
and improvement efforts. Founded in
1929 and headquartered in St. Louis,
NGC (www.gardenclub.org) has 200,000
members connected through a vast net-
work of 6,300 local clubs, 50 state clubs
and a national Capitol area club, as well
as a sizable group of international affili-
The estates is open daily from 9 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m. For additional information
call 334-7419. To find out on what's
blooming at the estates visit the Web site
Oil Spill Prompts
by Jim George
he big question right now for
any community bordering the
gulf coast is... what if the oil spill
reaches here? While everyone's atten-
tion is turned toward trying to stop the
flow of oil from the damaged Deep
Water Horizon under sea well in the
Gulf of Mexico, the immediate question
for coastal communities is where the
estimated 20 million gallons of oil that
has already leaked from the well will
go. Authorities are estimating that up to
19,000 barrels a day continue to spew
from the fractured well head on the
ocean floor although latest reports indi-
cate that BP is diverting up to 15,000
barrels to a surface ship through the use
of a containment cap. Favorable winds
have kept the oil from causing major
damage to Florida shorelines so far.
Louisiana and the Panhandle of Florida
are most at risk right now but what if
unfavorable ocean currents and winds
bring the oil toward Southwest Florida?
Florida's overall tourist economy is
estimated at $65 billion. Locally, in Lee
County, tourism accounts for approxi-
mately $3 billion according to Lee Rose,
communications manager for the Lee
County Visitors and Convention Bureau.
Rose said that to date there have been
no significant cancellations in local hotels
as a result of concern over the oil spill
but they have asked hotels to monitor
cancellations closely. According to press
reports, gulf beach hotels along the
Panhandle of Florida, Mississippi and
Louisiana have experienced 80 percent
cancellations. Oil has reached the coast-
line there and although most of it remains
offshore, 140 miles of coastline has
experienced some oil landfall. However,
landfall is imminent. "Visitors to shore
communities on the upper Gulf of Mexico
have turned perception into fact and are
assuming oil is coming ashore every-
where and are cancelling reservations,"
said Richard Forrester, executive director
of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention
and Visitors Bureau. "In fact many of the
beaches are wide open and beautiful right
now. But officials can only cross their fin-
gers at the moment. The current known
as the "loop" literally circles the state of
Florida coming closest to shore near the
Keys. Reports within the past few days
indicate that some oil has entered the
On a local level visitors to the Sanibel-
Captiva Chamber of Commerce Web
site are greeted with the headline, "Our
beaches are clean and open." A state of
Florida advisory is posted on the City of
Sanibel Web site advising citizens how to
identify possible oil sightings.
At risk here are the sensitive estuaries
in Southwest Florida. Charlotte Harbor
south to Estero Bay is home to thousands
of acres of mangroves... a nurturing
estuary, thousands of species of marine,
animal, bird and plant life that would be
affected for years to come. Oil intrusion
deep into mangroves would be unreach-
able for cleanup and the toll on marine
and animal life immeasurable. Gulf front
beaches are teeming with sea life vis-
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ible to the naked eye when each wave
recedes. The long term ecological and
economic effect could be devastating if
the area was awash in oil.
The City of Sanibel has been monitor-
ing and preparing for weeks, according
to City Manager Judie Zimomra. "We're
carefully watching what's going on north
of us," she said. "Emergency Operations
Centers (EOCs) have been set up at the
state and county level. This oil spill has
been designated an event of national
importance. There is a sub-state emer-
gency command center now set up in St.
Petersburg and most county EOCs have
been activated. Our local Lee County
and Sanibel representatives have already
attended a meeting in St Petersburg."
Zimomra went on to say that forecasts
on the spill are updated every 72 hours.
She said that if the oil reaches here,
Sanibel anticipates the use of booms
on low wave energy inlets and possibly
the construction of beachfront berms.
"Although our plan might utilize both
of these options, we can't say exactly
what we would use at this point because
it would depend on the success of these
methods which would also be used by
communities north of us. We're monitor-
ing and evaluating all technologies."
Zimomra said if oil entered the loop
current it could conceivably stay off
Sanibel's shore by 80 to 100 miles and
travel around the southern end of the
state to the east coast. "We're told by the
government that if the oil ever did reach
here it would not be an oil sheet but
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Imaginarium Hands-On Museum &
Aquarium will be closed June 14
through 16. Coming off the most
successful season in its history, the
Imaginarium is preparing for some
much needed maintenance, repairs, and
updates to be ready for a busy sum-
mer and the opening of summer camp,
The Imaginarium will resume normal
operating hours on Thursday, June 17
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museums hours
are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Camp Imaginarium and Fun at the Fort
Adventure Camps run from June 20
through August 20.
Guests will experience a fresh new
look, updates to the popular Dino
Discovery, Hurricane Experience, Sporty
Science and Tiny Town exhibit areas, and
the return of some of the old favorites
(with some fresh new enhancements,
of course). Education staff is hard at
work tweaking and improving the amaz-
ing daily programs including new and
improved Hands-on Fun Shows and Live
Animal Demonstrations, a new 3-D film,
and new experiences at the Sea to See
For more information call 321-7420
or visit online at: www.imaginariumfort-
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Mon-Thurs 1 lam 10pm Fri-Sat 1 lam 11pm Sun 12pm 9pm
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1520 Broadway For Takeout & Delivery Tel: 334-6991
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Fort Myers Kiwanis
he Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers held
its election for the club's 2010-11
officers, and also celebrated the
club's 88-years of service to the com-
The individuals that took office include:
Nathan Fred Shaw, owner of www.
healthfortunehappiness.com, as club
president; Richard Matte, sales manager
at ADP, as president-elect/secretary; Rob
Underberg, optometrist, as co-treasurer,
and Bill Courtwright of Hughes, Snell &
Co., PA, as co- treasurer.
In addition to electing new officers,
The Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers was
recently recognized by the City of Fort
Myers and Lee County with a proclama-
tion on the club's 88th birthday. As one
of the oldest community service orga-
nizations in Southwest Florida, the Fort
Myers Kiwanis Club has several historic
past members including RQ Richards,
who was instrumental in bringing the
Philadelphia Athletics to Terry Park for
Spring Training thus launching the base-
ball tradition in Lee County.
The club is also well-known for the
Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Regional
Science and Engineering Fair, World Atlas
Project at Edgewood Elementary and
Kiwanis Park located in the downtown
Fort Myers River District.
The club is looking for more service-
minded individuals and business profes-
sionals who would like to make a direct
impact on the community through
volunteering. Meetings are held every
Wednesday at noon in Fort Myer's histor-
ic Kiwanis Hall, 1634 Woodford Avenue.
For details on joining the Kiwanis Club
of Fort Myers (www.fortmyerskiwanis.org)
call Nathan Fred Shaw at 297-1551 or
e-mail him at nathan@nathanfredshaw.
The Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue
Project, now in its fourth year,
makes beaches and lakes across
America "barefoot friendly." The project
is making a stop on Fort Myers Beach
Saturday, June 12 to clean up Lynn
Hill Park. The cleanup is from 8 to 11
a.m. Following the cleanup, volunteers,
age 21 and over, are invited to attend a
celebration at Nervous Nellie's from 11
a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lynn Hill Park is located at 950 Estero
Boulevard. Nervous Nellie's is at 1131
1st Street. Look for the Barefoot tent.
LifeSkills Of Lee
Fr more than 15 students graduat-
ing from LifeSkills of Lee County,
a dream is about to become a real-
ity. Having dropped out of traditional
high school or overcome other hard-
ships, many of these students never
thought that they would receive a high
school diploma. Through LifeSkills, a
public, alternative education charter
school that accommodates students ages
16 to 21 who have previously dropped
out or were in danger of dropping out
of traditional high school, these students
were able to participate in a program
that addressed their previous academic
and social barriers to education, allowing
them to rediscover their desire to learn
and earn a state-recognized diploma.
LifeSkills graduates students each
January and June. Since its inception
in 1999, LifeSkills in Florida, Michigan,
Ohio, Arizona and Colorado have helped
more than 13,000 students earn a high
school diploma, with nearly 2,000 of
those earned during the 2008-2009 aca-
The graduation ceremony will be held
Friday, June 18 at 6 p.m. at Broadway
Community Church, 3309 Broadway,
For more information about
LifeSkills or to take the virtual tour, visit
Program For Lee
ll Lee County Children 18 and
younger are eligible for free meals
during June, July and August.
During the school year, many children
receive free and reduced-price breakfast
and lunch through the School Breakfast
and National School Lunch Programs.
What happens when school lets out?
Hunger is one of the most severe road-
blocks to the learning process. Lack of
nutrition during the summer months may
set up a cycle for poor performance once
school begins again. Hunger also may
make children more prone to illness and
other health issues. The Summer Food
Service Program is designed to fill that
nutrition gap and make sure children can
get the nutritious meals they need.
Nutritionally balanced meals will be
provided to all Lee County children
regardless of race, color, sex, disability,
age or national origin during summer
vacation when school breakfasts and
lunches are not available.
This following Web site will take you
to a searchable database for Summer
Food Service Program locations by zip
Dick Hyman Trio
The Great American Songbook
Thursday, June 24, 2010 I
Monday, August 2010
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Kids Kayaking Camp Along
The Great Calusa Blueway
L ee County Parks and Recreation and Calusa Ghost Tours will offer two three-
day Kids Kayaking Camp sessions this summer. Parents can sign their children
up to explore different sections of the Blueway starting at Bowditch Point Park
on Fort Myers Beach each morning. Activities will include basic instruction, envi-
ronmental awareness, water safety, paddling, hiking, swimming, crafts, and games.
Bring a hat, sunscreen, bag lunch, water bottle, and a sense of adventure.
Camp is open to children ages nine to 14.
Session One dates are June 23, 24, and 25 (Wednesday through Friday) and
Session Two dates are July 7, 8, and 9. Camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., travel-
ing from and returning to Bowditch Point Park on Fort Myers Beach daily. Children
must be registered prior to June 18.
Cost is $100 for each session, and all equipment is provided. Participants must pre-
register at www.leeparks.org or by calling 533-7440. Space is limited.U
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Along The River
Brian Shimer, U.S. Olympic Men's Bobsled head coach and Cathy Oerter, AOTO board
member, pose for a quick photo at the opening of the Winter Olympic Sports Exhibit
Through the month of June, see what it takes to be a world-class athlete at the
Olypmic Winter Sports Show at the Art of The Olympians Museum (AOTO).
The interactive exhibit features information about Winter Olympic events and
guests are invited to sit in a bobsled, lay on a luge and view Olympic uniforms and
AOTO will introduce new exhibits in the Sports Experience Gallery every eight
weeks with themes ranging from softball to Olympic stadium construction. The upper
gallery is dedicated to the Cultural Experience which rotates on a regular basis as well.
Visitors to AOTO will always find something new and interesting from their Olympian
hosts when they come through the doors.
The Art of the Olympians Museum and Al Oerter Center of Excellence
are located at 1300 Hendry Street in downtown Fort Myers. Gallery hours are
Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Gallery is closed to on
Sunday, Mondays and holidays. For entrance during regular hours, AOTO is offering
a special admission rate of $2.
For general museum information, go to www.artoftheolympians.com or call
On June 16 to 19 and June 23 to 26, American playwrite Edward Albee's The
Zoo Story is showing at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. The production is
The Southwest Florida Attractions
Association (SWFAA) will host a
Free Southwest Florida Attractions
Trade Show in Naples at the Bellasera
Hotel on Wednesday, June 16.
Join in from 4 to 7 p.m. for a one-
stop shopping destination to learn about
all the wonderful attractions and venues
that Southwest Florida has to offer to
you, your guests, your residents and your
This free trade show is the place for
you to re-familiarize yourself with local
attractions or discover ones that you
didn't know existed. Spend the evening
gathering information on area attractions
that will enhance the experience your
guests will have while visiting Southwest
Florida, from Fort Myers to Marco Island.
A cash bar and free appetizers will be
available. Receive one free drink ticket
The Bellasera Hotel is on 1200 Fifth
Avenue South, Naples.
Visit the Web site at www.swflattrac-
directed by Lab Theatre Artistic Director
The story begins with Peter, a middle-
class publishing executive with a wife, two
daughters, two cats and two parakeets
who lives in ignorance of the world outside
his settled life. Jerry is an isolated man
who lives in a boarding house. These men
meet on a park bench in New York City's
Central Park and a conversation ensues.
The dramatic suspense is brought to a cli-
max when Jerry brings his victim down to
his own savage level.
The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
is located 2301 First Street, Fort Myers.
Show times are 8 p.m. and tickets are
$10 to $20 each. For tickets, go to www.
sbdac.com or call 333-1933.
The Sandy Butler Restaurant and
Gourmet Market is now offering sum-
mer specials including a new summer
wine series and prix fixe menu through
the end of September. Offered daily, the
restaurant's prix fixe menu includes a
three-course dinner and a glass of wine
for $30 per person. Additionally, monthly
wine dinners will be featured on the last
Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. The
price is $35 per person.
Also through September, the $18 cork
fee for wines purchased in The Sandy
Butler's Gourmet Market and taken into
the restaurant is waived. Members of the
Bell Ringer Customer Loyalty Club at The
Sandy Butler will receive 10 percent off all
purchases in the market and restaurant,
including special event dining through
The Sandy Butler Restaurant and
Gourmet Market is located at 17650 San
Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers. For more
information, go to www.sandybutler.com
or call 482-6765.
The Sandy Butler Restaurant is now offering
a prix fixe menu through September
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The Jacaranda, or "The Jac" to locals. With live music nightly, the patio lounge
attracts an affluent crowd to the friendly and casual restaurant. Although The
Jacaranda is best known as a local gathering spot, it has also received several dining
The Jac Bar features a daily happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. and serves two for one
drinks and $5.95 appetizers. Live bands, including The Amazing Groove Masters,
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ALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION
has moved to its new home
on 2756 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, (6 blocks south of the
Edison Home; 2 miles north of Colonial
Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson
Sunday Services: 9 and 11 a.m.
Children's Education: 9 a.m.
Adult Education: 10 a.m.
8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers
Reverend Fr. Athanasios Michalos
Orthros Service Sunday 9am
Divine Liturgy Sunday 10am
Fellowship Programs, Greek School,
Sunday School, Community Night
BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC
15675 McGregor Boulevard. 437-3171
Rabbi: Judah Hungerman
Friday Service, 8 p.m.
Saturday Service, 11 a.m.
Shabbat School Saturday Morning
Adult Hebrew Classes
Please call for information on full program.
BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES
CHURCH OF GOD:
16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166
(Just past the Tanger Outlet Mall)
Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063
Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m.
CHURCH OF THE CROSS:
13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188
Pastors: Jeff Moran and Michael Bulter;
A nondenominational church emphasizing
a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Sunday Service: 9 a.m. Contemporary
10:45 a.m. Traditional.
CHRIST THE KING
1188 Lake McGregor Drive, Fort Myers,
432-1724. Reverend N. Everett Keith II;
An Old Catholic Community; Liturgy
in English; Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m.
COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH:
2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937
Rev. Dan Hagmaier, pastor
Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m.
CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH:
8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers,
Danny Harvey, pastor
Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.
Evening Worship, 7 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 7 p.m.
8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481 -
3233; Clint Cottrell, pastor
Traditional, 8 and 11 a.m.;
Contemporary, 9:30 a.m.
Children's Church K4J (Kids for Jesus)
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH:
8570 Cypress Lake Drive,
Fort Myers, 482-1250
Sunday Traditional Service: 8 and
11 a.m., Praise Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: All times
FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD
6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers,
278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.;
"Voice of Faith," WCRN 13.50 AM Radio,
Sunday, 1:30 p.m.
Thursday Service, 7:30 p.m.
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.
FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH:
15690 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, 482-2030
Pastor: David Stauffer.
Traditional services 9:00 a.m.;
Contemporary, 10:30 a.m.
Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The
church is 1/2 mile past the intersection of
Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on the
way to Sanibel.
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST:
2390 West First Street, next door to Edison
Sunday Morning Service and Sunday
School, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting,
Child care provided at all services.
Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at:
2281 W. First Street, River District
www.spirituality.com and www.christian-
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE:
13545 American Colony Boulevard (off
Daniels Parkway in the Colony), Fort
Pastor: Rev. Joey Brummett
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Morning
Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6
p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m.
FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH
(DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN
5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers,
437-4330. Rev. Mark Condrey, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.
Church School: 9:15 a.m.
FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST:
8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers,
482-3133. Philip White, pastor
Morning Worship: 10 a.m.
Church School: 10:15 a.m.
Adult Forum: 9 a.m.
HOLY THEOTOKOS MONASTERY:
111 Evergreen Road, North Fort Myers,
Eastern Orthodox men's monastery.
Liturgical services conducted in the
English, Greek and Church Slavonic lan-
guages, following the Julian (Old) Calendar.
Liturgical Services: Sundays and Holy
Days: The Third and Sixth Hours at 8:30
a.m.; Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m.
9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers,
The Rev. Dr. John S. Adler, pastor
Saturday 5 p.m., Eucharist with Healing
Sunday 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite One;
9:30 a.m., Family Eucharist with Healing
and Church School
Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer (in
Spanish); Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Eucharist
Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and
Sunday 9:30 a.m. services.
JESUS THE WORKER
881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143
Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.;
Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
KINGDOM LIFE CHURCH:
2154 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman
Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m.
All are welcome.
LAMB OF GOD LUTHERANIEPISCOPAL
Corner Cypress View Drive and Koreshan
Boulevard, Three Oaks area, Fort Myers,
Walter Fohs, pastor; Becky Robbins-
Penniman, associate pastor
Sunday worship services:
Early Grace Traditional, 8 a.m.
Awesome Grace Contemporary, 9 a.m.
Classic Grace Traditional, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School God's Group, 8:45 and
MESSIAH REFORMED CHURCH
Worship Gathering Sunday 10 a.m.
Pastor Alan Bondar
Fort Myers Villas Civic Association Bldg.
2306 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Myers, 33907
Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Fellowship Lunch Sunday noon
Teen Events Monthly
c/website for podcasts, special events, min-
istries, calendar, blogs, etc.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
OF FORT MYERS
16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10B
Tom Richards, Pastor
Sunday School for all ages 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study 7 p.m.
Special Monday Community Group service
at 7 p.m. for those who can not attend
NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
3825 McGregor Boulevard. Fort Myers
Pastors: Bill Stephens, Stu Austin and
Howard Biddulph, Associate Pastor
Traditional Worship at 8:00 and 9:30 am,
Contemporary Worship at 11:00am
Sunday School at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00am
Youth and Children's programming runs
concurrent to Sunday services.
Nursery care provided at all services
For more information visit: www.newhope-
PEACE COMMUNITY CHURCH:
(Meets at Ft. Myers Beach Masonic Lodge)
17625 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers Beach
Pastors: Bruce Merton, Gail and RC
Traditional Worship 9:45 a.m.
Contemporary Worship 11:15 a.m.
Phone: 267-7400 Fax: 267-7407
Web site: peacecommunitychurch.com
PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH:
15840 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers
Walter Still, Senior Pastor,
Sunday Worship: 8 and 9:30 a.m.
3/4 mile south from the intersection of
McGregor, San Carlos and Gladiolus.
A congregation of the ELCA.
REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH
3950 Winkler Extension, Fort Myers
Daily early learning center/day care
Sunday Services, 8:15 and 10:15 a.m.
Meditation classes. All are welcome.
Guided meditations offering many meth-
ods for relaxing the body and focusing
the mind on virtuous objects to bring
increasing peace and happiness into
daily activity. For information, class times
and locations call 567-9739 or visit www.
SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH:
16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
Robert G. Kasten, Pastor
Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.
9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages
Junior Church grades one to five
Wee Church Pre-K to K
Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Service 6 p.m.
12171 lona Road, Fort Myers, off
McGregor and north of Gladiolus.
Father Joseph Clifford.
Monday through Saturday 8 a.m.
Weekend masses: Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.;
Sunday: 7, 9,11, and 5:30 p.m.
Reconciliation is available at the church on
Saturday at noon and by appointment
SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE
METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH
3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
Pastor Rev. Steve Filizzi
An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation
Sunday Services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Mid-Week Service, Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
ST. MICHAEL LUTHERAN
CHURCH & SCHOOL (LCMS)
3595 Broadway, Fort Myers
Wednesday Fellowship: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner $5, 6:15 p.m. bible studies
Worship: Saturday, 5:30 p.m.,
Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with 9:15
a.m. adult and children's Bible Study, plus
marriage enrichment studies. Divorce Care
on Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
During Lent: Wednesday worship
noon and 6:15 p.m.
TEMPLE BETHEL SYNAGOGUE:
16225 Winkler Rd. 433-0018.
Rabbi Jeremy Barras
Cantorial Soloists Joseph/Lynn Goldovitz
Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Services, Saturday,
Religious Education Classes, Midweek,
Grades 2-7, Wednesday, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday
Confirmation Classes, Wednesday,
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. to noon
TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE):
14486 A & W Bulb Road,
Fort Myers, 433-0201.
Rabbi: Benjamin S. Sendrow,
Cantor: I. Victor Geigner.
Weekly services: Monday and Thursday, 9
a.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.
Religious school Sunday, 9 a.m. to noon,
and Wednesday, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Family Midrash services on the first and
third Fridays of the month at 7 p.m.
Pre bar/bat mitzvah class Monday, 5:30 to
7 p.m., followed by confirmation class from
7:30 to 9 p.m.
For information on early childhood educa-
tion/preschool, phone 482-1121.
THE NEW CHURCH
The New Church of SWFL is located at
10811 Sunset Plaza Circle, by Summerlin
and Pine Ridge Roads, behind Zoomers
and the ponds.
Spiritual Recovery, Wednesdays 10 a.m.
Healing Service, Wednesdays 11 a.m. and
Friday 6:30 p.m.
Sunday Worship Services, 11 a.m.
Call for information 481-5535.
CHURCH FORT MYERS:
13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one
mile west of 1-75)
Minister: The Rev. Allison Farnum
Sunday services and religious education at
For information on all church events call
561-2700 or visit www.uucfm.org.
UNITY OF BONITA SPRINGS:
Family Service 10 to 11 a.m.
Healing Circle 11 a.m.
Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m.
Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic
music, meditation in a loving environment.
Service held at 28285 Imperial Street,
Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100.
continued on page 9
When 18-year-old Naples resident
Hannah Kandel started school
12 years ago, her parents
weren't sure they'd ever celebrate their
daughter's graduation. This rite of pas-
sage is a given for many students, how-
ever, Hannah has autism.
For the past 12 years, Hannah has
attended both public and private schools,
and with the help of caring teachers,
often kept up with the curriculum other
kids her age learned. She attended regu-
lar schools through the 8th grade, when
she returned to Eden Autism Services.
She's worked hard to be as "typical" as
she can be, despite her disability.
"For years, Hannah has told us that
she wants to graduate with her class and
if she had been a typically developing
child, she would graduate this year," said
Hannah's mother, Merry Kandel. "She's
worked hard in school for years, so we
presented the idea to the staff at Eden.
They loved the idea and we decided to
expand it to be an awards ceremony for
all the kids."
On June 8, Hannah's family and class-
mates celebrated her graduation, of sorts.
While she'll be received a certificate of
completion instead of a diploma, she is
planning "post graduate" studies to work
toward her GED, with the hopes of con-
tinuing on to college someday. Hannah's
N nationally acclaimed speaker,
author and leadership coach,
Dr. Dave Fleming, has joined
Community Cooperative Ministries Inc.
(CCMI) to oversee strategic leadership
development and social services for the
Fleming writes a popular leadership
blog and is the author of a monthly
e-newsletter, leading thoughts, as well as
the host of a monthly tele-seminar. His
upcoming books, Since You're Already
Here, You Might as Well Livewell and
Since You're Already Here, You Might
as Well Leadwell, are set for release
in 2011. Fleming continues to serve as
the leadership coach for Greater Tucson
Leadership in Arizona, an organization
whose mission is to inspire, develop and
promote current and emerging leaders
to take an active role in strengthening
and transforming the Southern Arizona
community. He has also taught gradu-
ate business courses for the University of
Phoenix. Fleming coaches leaders across
the domains of business and nonprofits
by using a portal of creative conversation
and collaboration. As a thought leader
in the areas of organizational evolution
and personal excellence, he partners
with groups and individuals to translate
strategies into tangible action that drives
personal excellence and organizational
dream is to attend Columbia University
in New York City, but Merry says she'll
take small steps and hopes she can start
at Edison State College locally. Hannah
is very good with numbers and dates, and
wrote a poem her parents set to music
for her to sing at the ceremony. She
hopes to some day be a movie star and
The Kandels worked with Hannah's
teacher, Staci Thompson, and others at
the school to make the event as much
like a "typical" commencement ceremony
and awards event as possible, using the
program order and elements from cere-
Dr. Dave Fleming
Fleming holds a master's degree in
counseling/education, a doctorate of
management in organizational leadership
and is currently pursuing a doctorate in
human and organizational development
from Fielding University.
"We have been working with Dave
for the past few years on a consulting
basis and we are very excited that he has
joined our team and will move his base
of operations to Southwest Florida," said
Sarah Owen, CEO of CCMI.
For more information on CCMI visit
monies their other children have attended
as a guide. Hannah's rabbi attended and
performed a standard convocation and
benediction. Eden Autism Services CEO
Dr. Thomas McCool and Eden Florida
Executive Director Susan Suarez also
attended and spoke. Several students per-
formed a skit.
Other Eden students received awards
for their accomplishments over the past
year, though Hannah was the only one
receiving her certificate of completion.
The day after the ceremony, seven stu-
dents and three teachers went on an
overnight trip to Walt Disney World, paid
for by money they raised selling cookie
jars they made themselves throughout
the year. For many of them, it was their
first night away from home without their
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Sociey meeting will be held
Thursday, June 17 from 1 to
3 p.m. at Wesley Memorial United
Methodist Church, 4141 Deleon Street,
Fort Myers. The program will be pre-
sented by LCGS member Carol Rooksby
Weidlich. Her topic will be Historical
Events that Impacted our Ancestors'
Lives and the Records they Generated.
For more information email: GenHelp@
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9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across
from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125
Pastor: Interim Pastor Dr. Luder Whitlock
9:30 a.m., Contemporary;
Worship and Adult Classes
11 a.m., Blended Worship
WORD OF LIFE CHURCH:
2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881;
Services: Sunday 10 a.m.;
Wednesday 7 p.m.
Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi
ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH:
7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers,
481-4040, Pastor, Steve Hess
Sunday Services: 8 a.m. traditional;
9:30 a.m. contemporary; 11 a.m. blendings.
Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.2
he NARFE (National Active
and Retired Federal Employees
Association) South Lee County
Chapter #1263 will meet on Thursday,
June 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the
International King Buffet, 9061 College
Parkway in Fort Myers. The director of
the Renaissance Academy will be the
guest speaker. For information call 482-
10 THERIVER JUNE11,2010
Make A Plan
And Try For That
W ith the
up this week and
blowing from the
southwest it really
felt like a convec-
tion oven outside.
Searing hot sum-
made for a consistent early morning bite
even though strong winds limited the
areas to fish.
All summer long the chances to catch
a grand slam are good. If you don't
already know, our grand slam consists of
a tarpon, snook, redfish and trout all in
one day's fishing. All the players are here
in good numbers right now. So if you
want to test your skills, although it can be
done almost all year long, your best shot
to pull it off is this next month or two.
Like any other day fishing I plan my
day based on the tide. Start your day as
usual by catching live bait before the sun
rises and also bring a few cut baits and a
live crab or two never hurt. After loading
up the live well I like to start off at first
light by sight fishing tarpon.
Plan to be mangrove fishing for reds
on the last few hours of the day's incom-
ing tide. Then head to the passes when
the water starts to go out for a snook and
a trout. The day's tides are going to be
the main factor in where you need to be
at what time.
Tarpon early this week were in big
numbers gulfside from Fort Myers Beach
to Knapp's Point. By the end of the
week conditions got just too rough off
the beaches and I had to switch it up and
fish them in the bay. Tarpon could be
found rolling from Redlight Shoal all the
way north to Cabbage Key in all the usual
places. Though not in the big numbers
like on the gulfside there are still plenty of
tarpon to get the first part of the slam.
If conditions are calm, sight fish the
tarpon with live pinfish, threadfins or
small blue crabs. Even with the southwest
wind areas on the backside of the barrier
islands, it's still calm enough at first light
and for a few hours after for sightfish-
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ing. Throwing a bait to rolling tarpon is
without a doubt the most heart-stopping
way to catch these silver kings. If condi-
tions are too rough for this, set up on the
anchor in well known haunts soaking cut
baits and casting live baits too. After get-
ting your tarpon by mid morning it's time
to switch it up. Even if you don't pull off
the tarpon first thing, stay with the plan
fishing the tides and come back for a tar-
Higher mid morning tides this week
are perfect for redfish and snook under
the mangroves. Add the prevailing south-
west winds and we will have some higher
than normal tides. Fishing around the
mouth of the river and outer mangrove
islands closer to the passes has been
good action on both species during this
high incoming water. Freelined pinfish
and white bait have been the best bait
choices to get this part done. If redfish
action is slow try a cut bait or cutting a
pinfish or big white bait in two and just let
it sit under the trees. When redfish fishing
I only give a spot 10 minutes max with-
out a bite then move. If the reds are there
and feeding, it's generally pretty quick.
Once the tide starts to fall out, if you
still have not gotten your snook, head
to the passes. Drift with live pinfish and
grunts around the edges of the passes
on the outgoing tide. The passes and the
beaches are also holding good numbers
of trout. Dock fishing for snook on the
outgoing tide is also a good bet. When
catching snook in such hot water, care-
fully revive and release them as season is
closed and the fish are just starting their
spawn. If conditions are calm, working
the beaches is also a good choice to
catch snook and trout. These trout and
snook will be in the passes and on the
beaches all summer long.
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ROBERT C. DIXON
obert C. "Bob" Dixon passed
away on June 6, 2010 from
brain cancer at the age of 66
in Joanne's House, Hope Hospice in
Bonita Springs, Florida.
Bob was born in Grubville, Missouri
on September 6, 1943.
Catch the redfish part of your slam under
the mangroves on the high tide
Catching a slam is not an easy thing
to pull off but when everything comes
together and falls into place it's a feeling
of accomplishment. Just spending a great
day out on the water for most of us is
enough but challenging your angling skills
can only make you a better fisherman,
slam or no slam.
Capt. Matt Mitchell moved to Sanibel
in 1980 and has fished local waters for
more than 25 years. He now lives in St.
James City and has worked as a back
country fishing guide for more than 10
years. If you have comments or ques-
tions email email@example.com.
His wife Pat passed away of lung
cancer six months prior to his death. He
is survived by his mother Hulda Walters;
his three sons Jeff Dixon (wife Marie and
granddaughter Maggie), Dave Dixon (wife
Jane and grandchildren David and Erin),
Rich Dixon (grandchildren Jared, Ryan,
Sebastian, Nicholas and Nejla), his four
brothers and a sister Dan Walters, Steve
Walters, Tom Walters, Tracy Walters and
Bob's career started in the U.S.
Army out of high school with the Army
Communications division. In 1972 he
started his aviation career and after fly-
ing charter out of Miami he built Air
Cargo America then went on to fly for
Harry and Leona Helmsley. In 1983 he
started his commercial career with Florida
Express out of Orlando, Florida. He went
on to fly for the Seattle Sonics for eight
seasons. He joined the FAA after that as
an aviation safety inspector and was on
leave from there.
In lieu of flowers the family requests
donations to Joanne's House, 27200
Imperial Parkway, Bonita Springs, FL
Bob will be dearly missed by his family
and the many friends he and Pat made
across the country.0
Send Us Your Fish Tales
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Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of
catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification.
Drop them at the River Weekly, 16450 San Carlos Boulevard, Suite 2, Fort
Myers, Flordia 33908, or email to RiverWeeklyNews@aol.com.
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CROW Case Of The Week:
by Brian Johnson
Osn May 20
got a call
from her friend,
Brandy, who had
found a baby
woodpecker on the
ground on Route
41 in North Fort
Myers. The baby's
dead sibling lay
Judy, a volunteer and board member
at the Peace River Wildlife Center in
Punta Gorda, came to Brandy's place of
work and picked up the baby. She then
took the woodpecker to Miracle Mile
veterinary clinic, situated across from the
Edison Mall. From there, another volun-
teer transported him to CROW.
At CROW the staff saw that the
47-gram baby had suffered a major injury
from the apparent fall from the nest.
"He had hardly any feathers, just a
pink woodpecker baby," said Dr. Amber
McNamara. "He had a closed fracture of
his right tibiatarsus bone on his leg, and
a whole lot of bruising. I would guess he
was less than a week old."
Staff gave him two types of pain
medication plus the homeopathic remedy
Dr. Amber put a very small but sup-
portive wrap on his leg with paper tape.
The tiny bird did not put any weight on
the injured leg, but sat with it slightly
elevated and facing forward, in the cus-
tomary posture of baby woodpeckers. His
new home was a warm aquarium on a
counter toward the back of the clinic.
With his ultra speedy metabolism,
pain medications, and a proper diet,
the woodpecker's fracture showed quite
substantial healing in only five days. Dr.
Amber removed the wrap, which the
woodpecker appreciated, evaluated the
fracture, and added the Chinese herb Jie
Gu San to his treatment.
Staff fed him a diet of kitten chow,
scrambled eggs, fruit and meal worms
every hour from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
On Day 14 staff transferred the wood-
pecker outdoors to the Boyd Aviary,
which closely flanks the hospital and is
designed with soft netting. They gave
him injectible calcium and have since cut
down his feedings to four times per day.
Artificial Lures For Backcountry
Fishing At Cape Coral Yacht Club
op water, deep diving, jigs, jerk
bait... feeling overwhelmed by
all the options with artificial
lures? Capt. George Howell covers
everything you need to know about
using artificial lures in an informative
seminar on Saturday, June 19 from 9
a.m. to noon at the Cape Coral Yacht
Club. Every style will be covered from Capt. George Howell
hard plastics, soft plastics, spoons, top
water, and trolling. Capt. George will also explain in detail how to rig them all for
fishing. Hands on practice will follow informational discussion, with Capt. George
demonstrating retrieves and casting on site from the Cape Coral Yacht Club shore-
line. Equipment will be provided to allow you to try these new methods in person
with professional coaching. Never feel overwhelmed in a tackle store again. Walk
away knowing exactly what you need to succeed on the water. Cost for the seminar
is $20 for residents, $30 for non-residents. Call the Cape Coral Yacht Club to sign
Dr. McNamara feeding the woodpecker
He is all by himself in the cage as
woodpeckers are highly territorial and
don't like a lot of bird company.
Dr. Amber estimates he will be ready
for release in the middle of June. "It's a
good story," she said. "He came in here
naked, with no feathers and a broken leg,
and now he is on the verge of a return to
Fort Myers Beach
Yacht Club News
The monthly meeting of the Fort
Myers Beach Yacht Club will
be held Wednesday, June 23 at
Matanzas Inn Waterfront Restaurant
under the Sky Bridge on Estero Island,
414 Crescent Street, Fort Myers Beach.
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:
Social hour begins at 5 p.m., dinner
is ordered off the menu starting at 6 and
the meeting commences at 7. Potential
new members wishing to attend any or
all portions of the meeting are invited
to call Commodore Tom Swanbeck for
reservations and additional information,
239-292-6284. You may also learn more
about the club on the Web site at www.
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the local wildlife in their own playground
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(239) 472-5300 Vessels are also available for Private Charters, .I
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An 846-acre preserve in north-
east Lee County now has a
restoration plan the public
can view. Input is also sought on
the plan. The Alva Scrub Preserve
will be the topic of discussion at
a 5:30 p.m. meeting Wednesday,
June 16, at the Olga Community
The plan called a land steward-
ship plan is the product of Lee
County Conservation 20/20 staff. It
discusses how to manage the land,
which combines six parcels pur-
chased between 2000 and 2008 to
form the Alva Scrub Preserve. The
plan is critical because the preserve is
home to numerous state and feder-
ally listed plant and animal species
including Big Cypress fox squir-
rels, Florida scrub jays, and gopher
tortoises. The preserve also abuts
Hickey's Creek Mitigation Park.
The Olga Community Center
is at 2325 South Olga Drive in
Fort Myers. Written comments are
encouraged and can be presented at
the meeting, online or through the
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JN "Ding" Darling National Wildlife
Refuge is offering free programs
designed especially for families, which
means kids absorb educational informa-
tion without even realizing it.
With support from the "Ding" Darling
Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge
(DDWS) and Tarpon Bay Explorers, the
refuge is offering three free education
programs this year, one in partnership
with the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum.
New this year is Family Birding Tram
Tours, every Wednesday and Saturday,
10 a.m. The first 28 people to arrive
score a free narrated birding tour along
Wildlife Drive. Learn how to identify and
count birds during the tour, then return
to the education center to enter sighting
data into the E-Bird Trail Tracker com-
Reading at the Refuge, every
Thursday at 11 a.m. Attendees to each
reading-and-crafts session will receive a
free nature journal (one to each child) in
which to record their impressions of their
refuge visit and future nature encounters.
Family Beach Walk, every Tuesday
at 9 a.m. In partnership with the Bailey-
Matthews Shell Museum, the program
convenes at Gulfside City Park for a one-
Hop aboard the refuge trolley for a free family birding tour every Tuesday and Saturday
hour exploration of the refuge's gulf-front
For more information on the refuge
summer programs, call 472-1100.
To join DDWS and become a friend to
the refuge, stop in at the refuge education
center or visit www.dingdarlingsociety.
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by Gerri Reaves
Ared maple tree (acer rubrum) can grow to 50
feet or more in South Florida, spreading a
most welcome soft green canopy of shade in
the hotter months.
This native shade tree with a pleasing rounded
crown provides a vivid seasonal color for those who
miss the autumns of northern climates.
In winter, before new leaves appear, the male tree
produces small bunches of one-inch red or dark-pink
flowers. The lovely contrast of those flowers against
the winter blue skies of southern Florida signals the
arrival of spring. 1 i
The three- or five-lobed leaves are about five
inches across. In the fall, those toothed leaves turn jT 4
gold, orange, and red, giving the tree great ornamen- i
Also known as swamp maple, the tree is native to A
wet woods and swamps, so it's suitable for planting
near lakes, swales, or in landscapes that experience
temporary flooding during the rainy season.
The winged seeds of the female tree are a food
source for wildlife and the foliage is good cover for A
birds. The seeds readily self-sow.
Red maple can be a fast grower when on a good
site with plenty of room. It is moderately drought tol-
erant but has little tolerance for salt in the soil or air.
It is adaptable to many growing conditions, but
definitely prefers a moist location. On drier sites, it
will require irrigation. Red maple produces red or dark
Take special care when using gardening tools and ter, one reason it's a popular ornc
equipment around the red maple, for the trunk and
roots are particularly sensitive to wounding.
Native Americans used red maple bark medicinally, as an analgesic, an eyewash,
and a treatment for hives and muscular aches. They treated coughs and diarrhea with
tea brewed from the inner bark.
Festival Of Musicians To Donate
$1 Million To Oil Spill Cleanup Workers
F stival of Musicians organizers have authorized the donation of $1 million
worth of festival passes to oil spill cleanup workers.
Festival of Musicians Executive Producer, Rick Shell said, "I see these guys
working so hard every day, some of them far from home, and they aren't get-
ting much in the way of R&R. That's no way to fight a battle. We (The Festival of
Musicians) have been discussing different ways we might be able to help with the
cleanup effort, and realized, the best thing we could offer, is the thing we have an
abundance of, Great entertainment."
Shell cites Bob Hope and the USO's work along similar lines entertaining troops
and workers during other crises as an inspiration.
Regarding distribution, Shell said, "as much as possible, the Festival of Musicians
passes will be distributed directly to oil spill cleanup workers and they can also get
will-call passes online by going to festival Web site at FestivalofMusicians.com and click-
ing on the Oil Spill Cleanup Assistance link. We do ask that people try to carpool in
groups to avoid overloading parking facilities, not to mention saving gas".
Billed as a Music Festival for Musicians, the five-day festival features a large variety
of musical acts from all over America in such diverse genres such as rock, reggae,
country, blues, Americana, jazz, folk, punk, bluegrass and just about any other thing
you can think of.
Asked about headliners, Shell said, "This is different from any music festival you
have ever attended. We try to let everyone start out on equal footing, and every band,
singer, songwriter has a shot at headliner status. The audience decides who the biggest
stars are. If we had to call out headliners they would include Queensryche's America
Soldier AJ Fratto with Pensacola's own stadium rock veterans Below the Stitch.
SugarBear Trio, whose superstar cast founded the well known band NSYNC, and has
since gone on to touring projects with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Goo Goo Dolls,
REM, and The Police. Jody Payne, Willie Nelson's lead guitarist for the last 30 some
years, Bo Roberts was Hank Williams Junior's band leader and lead guitarist."
The Festival of Musicians five days of Peace Love and Music takes place July 8
through 12 in the beautiful new Baldwin County Bicentennial Park, located right on
the edge of Hastie Lake, North of Spanish Fort on Highway 225 or from Mobile it is
1.5 mile off 1-65 at Highway 225, near Stockton, Alabama.
Directions and Tickets are available at FestivalofMusicians.com."
-pink winged fruit in late win-
Only weeks later, the young tree is thick with foliage
photos by Gerri Reaves
Sources: National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida and www.fs.fed.us.
Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create
a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant, hurricane- and pest-resistant South Florida
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Kids All American Fishing Derby
This Saturday At Cape Yacht Club
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Capt. George Howell helps one of the kids with his rig
Capt. George Howell will be assisting the Cape Coral Parks and Recreation
Department at the Kids All American Fishing Derby this Saturday, June 12
from 8 to 11 a.m. This is an event for the entire family at the Cape Coral
Yacht Club pier. The derby includes angler education, two hours of fishing, awards
and child's lunch, plus each participant will receive a goodie bag. Capt. George is a
regular presenter at the Cape Coral Yacht Club and will explain what can be caught
at the pier plus safe fishing practices.
His parent/child fishing seminar, Introduce Your Child to Fishing, is offered quar-
terly at the yacht club.
Children must bring their own fishing rod and tackle. Bait will be provided, compli-
ments of Capt. Rob's Bait and Tackle on Del Prado Boulevard. Ages five throughl5
are welcome. Pre-registration is required and begins at 8 a.m. For more information
Sun Splash Family Bowl For The Cure
Fun Night June 12 Raises $11,000
Sun Splash Family Waterpark will
open its doors after hours on
Saturday, June 12 for families
to partake in an evening full of slides,
pools, music, and fun at the discounted
admission prices of $6 to $8 per per-
son. The special event, which will take
place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., is the
second of five Family Fun Nights to be
held at the waterpark during this season.
The evening will feature music, food
specials, a chance to meet Swish the
Fish, and several prize drawings. Park
visitors can also experience over 14 acres
of slides, tubes, and attractions, including
Sun Splash's three thrilling speed slides,
Main Stream River, and a Tot Spot for
the little ones.
"We understand that family budgets
are spread very thin these days," said
Sandra Greiner, waterpark manager. "By
continuing to offer monthly Family Fun
Nights and other discounted admission
opportunities, we are hopeful that an
even greater portion of the local com-
munity will be able to come out and enjoy
Sun Splash this summer."
For more information about Sun
Splash, admission rates, and directions
to the park, call 574-0558 or visit www.
Rr 75 executives and employees at
WCI Communities, May 14 was a
Friday to remember. Participants
created 14 employee bowling teams
that descended on Bowland in Naples to
raise $11,264 for the Susan G. Komen
Southwest Florida chapter.
Among the participants were
President and CEO David Fry, CFO
Russ Devendorf, Senior Vice President
of Asset Management Doug Schwartz,
and Senior Vice President of Florida
Homebuilding Tim Oak, who welcomed
the teams from as far away as Tampa.
Diana Walker, senior vice president of
human resources and information tech-
nology, spearheaded the organizational
effort. Employee donations and fundrais-
ing were supported by more than $6,000
in contributions from sponsoring com-
panies, including Whirlpool, Southwest
Florida Copier, Adams LaRocca,
Lockton, Enterprise, Wells Fargo,
McCann Moving & Storage, AT&T, and
Totally Tires & Auto Repair.
"Bowl for the Cure is a terrific oppor-
tunity to join together for a fun day that
serves a great cause," said Fry. "Our
employees are still talking about the day,
sharing photos and stories, and we're
proud of the contribution to Susan G.
Komen. It couldn't have happened with-
out our business sponsors and the dedica-
tion of our employee teams."
There's More Than Basketball
In The Life Of Dick Vitale
by Ed Frank
Tt's a hot Sunday morning outside the Broken Egg Restaurant
in Sarasota and the voice of college basketball is seated
Behind a table holding books, basketballs and other memo-
In his famous loquacious manner,
Dick Vitale, as he greets patrons, is
quick to point out that "I don't make a
gi dime," from the sale of this merchan-
dise. Rather, every cent goes to the V
Foundation for Cancer Research.
The V Foundation, of course, is
named for Vitale's close friend and hero, the late basketball
coach Jim Valvano who died of cancer in 1993 at the age of
Against improbable odds, Valvano coached his 1983 North
Carolina State University to the national championship.
There's another side to 70-year-old Vitale warm, friendly
and committed to the cause of cancer research that one Dick Vitale
might not gather from his television antics.
Most weekends in the basketball off-season you'll find Vitale outside the Broken Egg
with his Dickie V basketballs, coffee cups, shirts and his latest book on the 50 best col-
lege basketball players in the last 30 years.
But these weekend sales are just a pittance of what he raises annually through the
Dick Vitale Gala held each May in Sarasota.
"We've never raised less than $1 million in each of the five galas," he said, adding
that the latest gala last month brought in $1.2 million. Those funds will support pedi-
atric cancer research at Tampa's H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and the All Children's
Hospital in St. Petersburg.
"I'm excited to bring in celebrities, to open the doors of corporate executives in this
battle against cancer. It affects the young and the old, the rich and poor," he said.
This year's gala honored Tony Dungy, former coach of the Super Bowl Champion
Indianapolis Colts, and Tom Izzo, the highly successful Michigan State coach. In addi-
tion, the celebrity guests numbered 50 of the most famous names in sports and enter-
And he's already planning the sixth Dick Vitale Gala to be held May 20, 2011,
where Roy Williams of North Carolina and John Calpari of Kentucky, two coaching
greats, will be the honorees.While Vitale is not shy when it comes to explaining his
commitment to the V Foundation, here's what ESPN broadcaster Dan Shulman says:
"If there is anyone in America working harder to raise money for a cause, I haven't
met him. But Dick has donated more than just money. He has given his heart and soul
to the V Foundation and in doing so, has prompted many others to do the same. Jim
Valvano's famous words, 'Don't give up, don't ever give up,' apply to Dick as well."
Sure, there maybe some who tire of Vitale's diaper dandy, awesome baby basket-
ball expletives, but just remember that famous vocabulary comes from a man that is
dedicated to the cause of finding a cure for the dreaded disease of cancer.
Four Miracle Players Named to All-Star Squad
Four members of the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team were named to the Florida
State League South Division All-Star Team pitchers Billy Bullock, Kyle Gibson and
Bobby Lanigan and infielder Yangervis Solarte.
The League's All-Star Game will be played tomorrow, Saturday, at the Space Coast
Stadium, home of the Brevard County Manatees.
Bullock, a second round draft selection of the Minnesota Twins in 2009, leads the
Miracle with eight saves.
Lanigan, selected as a starting pitcher for the South squad, is currently on the dis-
abled list. His season record is 2-1 with a 2.67 ERA.
Gibson and Solarte will not participate in the game as they have been promoted to
Double-A New Britain. Gibson compiled a 4-1 record with a sparkling 1.87 prior to
his promotion and Solarte was hitting .330 in 24 games.
Following the All-Star break, the Miracle return home to Hammond Stadium to
face the Palm Beach Cardinals Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:05 p.m. They
entered the All-Star break with a 24-32 season record and a fifth place standing in the
FLS South Division.4
hink you have what it takes to
win the Super Bowl? Challenge
your friends at X-Box 360 with
Madden 2010 Football on a 10-foot by
7-foot big screen on Saturday, June 26
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to see who the
champion really is. The competition is
for ages six to 18 and will be held aat
the Tony Rotino Center in Cape Coral.
Snacks and refreshments will be served.
Trophies will be awarded to the Super
Bowl champion and runner-up. Space is
limited. Cost is $10 and all major credit
cards are accepted. Call 574-0807 for
The Tony Rotino Center is at 5817
Miss Fort Myers And Miss Teen
Fort Myers-World Pageant
The new Miss Teen Fort Myers-World Ciara
Fidalgo and Miss Fort Myers LaToya Levy
Miss Fort Myers-Latina Gladys Hernandez,
Miss Teen Fort Myers Latina-World Jazzlyn
Little, Miss Teen Lee County Latina-World
The Miss Fort Myers and Miss Teen Fort Myers-World pageant was held
recently at the Renaissance Country Club. Proceeds were donated to the
International Bird Rescue and Tri-State Bird Rescue to assist with the oiled
Little Miss Florida Rylie Spicker along with Miss Florida U.S. International Donna Snow and
Miss Teen Florida-World Rachel Collins surrounded by all the contestants
Piano Lessons Offered In Cape Coral
Piano lessons are now being offered on Thursdays at the Rotino Center in
Cape Coral. Included in the lessons will be popular music, easy chord method,
play by ear, Broadway tunes, and oldies. Ages seven to adult can register.
Lessons will begin June 24 and continue for six consecutive Thursdays and will be
taught in 30-minute sessions between 2 and 6 p.m. Students will perform a recital
for their family on the last day of class. Costs are $120 for a six-week, 30-minute
sessions or $240 for six-week, 60-minute duet sessions. Course books are an addi-
tional cost. Instructor is Miss Melody of Petrucci Pianos. All major credit cards are
accepted. Call 574-0807 for more information.
The Tony Rotino Center is at 5817 Driftwood Parkway.
New Zumba Class
Times At Bay Oaks
umba has been a huge hit at Bay
Oaks Recreation Center on Fort
Myers Beach. It is so popular, Bay
Oaks will still be offering two classes. The
6:30 p.m. start time for the Tuesday and
Wednesday classes has been changed to
6 p.m. The cost for each class is $5 for
non-members and $4 for members.
The Zumba program fuses Latin
rhythms and dancing and easy-to-follow
moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness
Zumba participants achieve long-term
benefits in one exciting hour of calorie-
burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring
movements. For more information call
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Reliving The '80s At The Schoolhouse
by Di Saggau
F ive super singers and dancers are making the rafters ring
at The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater. The musical
0 80s to the Max gives the audience a deja vu feeling as
songs like Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, Whip It, Walkin'
on Sunshine, Material Girl, Footloose, and a score of others
whisk you back in time. When the group sings I've Had the
Time of My Life, you can just picture Patrick Swayze catch-
ing Jennifer Grey mid-air in that spectacular move from Dirty
Dancing. This show starts out with a bang and never stops.
f The choreography by Bobby Logue definitely adds pizazz.
These kids never stop movin' and groovin'.
Lexie Dorsett, Gina Gloria, Kevin Todd Murphy, Geoffrey Nelson and Samantha
Rotella have all the right moves and their voices are totally in tune as they zip through
the songs of days
gone by. The cast
gets up front and
personal with the
audience and there's
a lot of personality
in the show which
makes for a warm
and fuzzy fun-filled
The show is. % 4
directed by Victor
Legarreta, with musi-
cal direction by Justin
P. Cowan. I encour-
age you to take in
80s to the Max.
You'll no doubt Lexie Dorsett, Gina Gloria and Samantha Rotella
An Intriguing Show
At Theatre Conspiracy
Virginia Grace and Christopher Brent in boom
by Di Saggau
Ahip new play, boom, by Peter Nachtrieb, is an end-of-the-world comedy that
centers around an awkward marine biologist Jules (Christopher Brent) and
Jo (Virginia Grace), a girl who answered his ad on Craigslist. Based upon the
behavior of the fish he studies, Jules is certain a very large comet is going to strike
earth. He plans to repopulate the planet with the help of Jo. Problem is, these two
are about as compatible as oil and water.
Jules isn't exactly sure when the impending disaster is going to happen. He breaks
it down to seven minutes, more or less. Once it happens the couple is trapped in his
underground lab with a strange collection of supplies, including disposable diapers, and
lots of Doritos.
A third character, Barbara (Tera Nicole Miller), keeps banging on a drum and raising
and lowering levers that have some strange power over what's happening to Jules and
Jo. At first her role is confusing, but it eventually plays out.
The contemporary, witty dialogue, which includes lots of "f" words, is delivered
Gina Gloria, Kevin T. Murphy, Lexie Dorsett, Geoffrey Nelson and Samantha Rotella
photos by Nick Adams Photography
be stomping your feet and clapping your hands like the rest of us. The show runs
Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays until June 24. Then it runs on
Tuesday and Thursdays through August 12. Showtime is 7 p.m.
Debuting June 26 is another time-warped musical revue, The 70s Show.
It will run on Wednesday and Saturday nights through August 14. I'll be reviewing
that show later this month and will give you details at that time. Tickets are $25 for
adults and $10 for students. Call the box office today at 472-6862. The Herb Strauss
Schoolhouse Theater is located at 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.3
with great energy by the actors. When Jo questions how they can pass the time, Jules
replies, "We could do a lot, we could actually finish a Thomas Pynchon novel." The
play keeps you guessing until the end and beyond. I'm still thinking about it. That's
what I love about an offbeat, cutting edge comedy. It doesn't answer all your questions,
so it keeps running through your mind, and in my opinion that's a good thing. The
actors do a stellar job and it's up to the audience to just relax and go with the flow.
The play runs through June 12 at Theatre Conspiracy, at Alliance for the Arts,
10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday
through Saturday with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, June 12. The play runs 90 minutes
with no intermission. For tickets call 936-3239. And yes, the playwright intended the
title to be in all lower case type.4
atent Attorney Ed Livingston will
address the Gulf Coast Writers
Group on Saturday, June 19, 10
a.m., at Fellowship Hall, Zion Lutheran
Church, 7401 Winkler Road, Fort
Myers. His topic will be Protecting Your
Intellectual Property. Livingston will
speak about copyright law and copyright
protection as it relates to authors, pub-
lishing contracts and agreements, self-
publishing through so-called vanity or
subsidy houses, writing for screenplays,
and copyright and trademark issues
related to books and characters. He will
also answer legal questions from the
Livingston is the founder of the
Livingston Firm and is a registered U.S.
patent attorney with more than 30 years
of experience in patent law and other
areas of intellectual property law, includ-
ing trademarks/servicemarks, trade dress,
trade secrets, copyrights, franchising and
litigation. He is also board certified by the
Florida Bar in intellectual property law.
Admission is $5 for non-members, $3
for members; first time visitors are free.
For more information on the Gulf
Coast Writers Association, visit the
Website at www.gulfwriters.org.
For further information on the meet-
ing, e-mail Joe Pacheco at sanibeljoe@
Book Signing On
Fort Myers Beach
Schulkins will *
sign copies of
her children's book
Happy to be Mia
on Saturday, June 1 "..
19 from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. at Annette's
Book Nook, 7205
Fort Myers Beach.
In Happy To Be -
Mia, young readers
learn a valuable lesson about the impor-
tance of not littering. The book encour-
ages children to help Mother Earth stay
beautiful and clean, and plant a friendship
garden of their own.H
THERIVER JUNE 11, 2010 17
For Student Scholarships
A one time performance of A Night of Song:
Bernstein to Queen will be sung by Dana
Alvarez and Terry Alfaro at the Cultural Park
Theatre on Sunday evening, June 20. Alvarez and
Alfaro, two award winning vocalists and'graduates
of the Young Artists Awards program, will perform
at 7:30 p.m. The show will feature Broadway show
tunes and contemporary selections. Both singers
are known for their varied range and repertoire. It
will be a performance of solos and duets not to be
Alfaro recently graduated from the UCF with a '
BFA in musical theater. Professional credits include:
Stitch's Supersonic Celebration and The Three Kings
at Walt Disney World, and Pecos Bill and the Ghost
Stampede at Florida Repertory Theatre. Other cred-
its include Rent (Angel), Smokey Joe's Cafe (Victor), Terry Alfaro
Lucky Stiff (Vinnie), You're a Good Man Charlie
Brown (Schroeder), The Rocky Horror Show (Riff
Raff u/s), The Marriage of Figaro (Cherubino),
Tartuffe (Damis), and As You Like It (Orlando).
Alvarez is a member of the Young Artists
Awards Board of Directors and a teacher at Oasis
Elementary, where she recently directed Seussical,
Jr. She was a Young Artist Awards finalist five years
in a row, and a category winner twice for Classical
Voice. In 2004, she represented the region in
the National Shakespeare Competition at Lincoln
Center. Favorite past shows include Steel Magnolias
(Annelle), Jekyll and Hyde (Emma), Music Man
(Marian), You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (Sally),
and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Millie).
Proceeds from this benefit concert will fund local
student scholarships in the performing arts. The
Young Artists Awards program is a not for profit per- Dana Alvarez
forming arts education, audition, performance, and
scholarship program for area students. Tickets are
$12 for adults and $8 for students.
Call 574-9321 or visit the Cultural Park Theatre box office in person at 582
Cultural Park Boulevard to purchase tickets.
More information about the Young Artists Awards program can be found at www.
Open Auditions Start
For Hot Flashz Dance Team
troupe that raises
money for Camp
Boggy Creek, for
children with life-
threatening illness- e
es, needs a few
more dancers. If
you think you can
dance and have
rhythm, then you
may be the next
member of this
popular Hot Flashz
dance team. "We Hot Flashz dancers western routine
love to dance and
help the children," said Marjean Sage, president. "The dance team was established
four years ago and we have become in such high demand we have had to decline
some gigs," Sage said.
We want to help the kids go to camp, so we don't want to say 'no' anymore." By
adding a few more dance members, we can perform and help more children attend
camp." You must be 45 years young and specifically available to dance at day-time
performances, and commit to the weekly Tuesday and Wednesday 5 p.m. practices.
To audition call 482-6252. For information about the Hot Flashz dance team, visit the
Web site at www.hotflashz.org.#
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National dialog was started last
week in Georgia concerning the
Seed to standardize curriculum
across the board for all 50 states. While
this discussion is a long time in coming,
Lee County Public Schools has been
ahead of the curve, having had a stan-
dardized curriculum grades pre-k though
12 in place for the past few years.
"I applaud our national education lead-
ers for starting the discussion, but Lee
County has already successfully started
down the standardization road," said
Dr. James Browder, superintendent of
schools. "We realized long ago the value
of having the same books, lessons and
materials for each grade level in each
school it's just better for children."
A few years ago, Lee County Public
Schools began implementing standard-
ized textbooks, lessons and materials for
each grade level. Based on a mobility rate
of around 40 percent, it was imperative
that district schools provide similar lessons
at similar times during the year, and use
the same books and materials. If a child
leaves one school and moves across the
county, their new school should be teach-
ing the same things at the same times
using the same books. That just makes
sense, and helps a student transition from
one learning environment to another.
"It's no coincidence that of the nine
largest districts in Florida, Lee County
does not have any schools performing at
the bottom five percent," Browder said.
"That's based on many factors, includ-
ing excellent teachers and providing
consistency in lessons and materials for
Now that the discussion is being held
on a national level, it could mean that in
the not-too-distant future a 3rd-grader
who moves from Michigan to Florida will
use the same books and materials in their
new school as they did in their former
school. It would also allow states, for the
first time, to be on a "level playing field"
when it comes to comparing student aca-
Browder said his door is open to any-
one from across the United States who
wants to see how this concept is already
"If educators from various parts of the
country want to see how a standardized
curriculum benefits children, they need
look no further than Lee County Public
Schools," he said. I'd invite anyone to
see what we're doing because it is prov-
ing a very successful part of what we pro-
vide the students of Lee County."#
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Builders Care Reaches
Renovation Project Milestone
Massive home renovation for an elderly woman living in Dunbar will begin
next week as volunteers with the Lee Building Industry Association's Builders
Care launch its largest project of the year. The project marks a milestone for
the nonprofit providing $1 million in services since its inception in 2006. The
group has provided 52 home renovations to date.
The recipient of the extreme home makeover is Dorothy House, a 63-year-old
single woman who lives in a small home off Edison Avenue where she cares for two
teenage grandchildren currently sharing one bedroom. Her home has an aging roof,
rotting floors and no air conditioning.
"Mrs. House is not one to create a lot of fuss about needing help, which is one of
the reasons we were compelled to help her," said Heidi Taulman, executive director of
According to House, the 1969 home was moved from downtown Fort Myers to
the current property in the 1970s. The home has severe wood rot and termite dam-
age, making it extremely dangerous. Builders Care initially planned to give the home
a new roof, remodel the bathroom, rebuild some floors and enclose a third bedroom.
However, because of major flooring issues, the project has expanded into a total
remodel with everything except the walls and slab being redone. Demolition begins
Monday, June 14.
When completed, the home will have new floors, paint, kitchen, bathroom, fixtures
and more. The newly renovated home is expected to be revealed June 25.
"Because of the limited funding for projects through the City of Fort Myers, Mrs.
House may have been turned away if Builders Care had not stepped up to help her
out," said Taulman.
With help from a partnership through the State Housing Initiatives Program, hosted
by the City of Fort Myers and Builders Care building partners, the home will receive
renovation services totaling more than $65,000.
Local subcontractors contributing labor and material include: Abash Enterprises,
A-Rite Glass, Cabinets Plus, Cape Coral Plumbing, Cornerstone Construction,
DE Moff Construction, D. Peck Roofing, Hide-Away Storage, Mark's Dumpsters,
Murphy's Handyman Services, Nilles Design, Gulfcoast Engineering, Raymond
Building Supply, Sherwin Williams, Southern State Electric, Storm Smart, Sunset Air,
T&M Portable Restrooms, T&P Cleaning, TPI Aluminum, Universal Engineering,
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by Jennifer Basey
J une is a popu-
lar month for
you're getting mar-
ried this month,
you've got a lot
on your mind,
but after the hon-
eymoon is over,
it's time to start
thinking of the key
activities of building a life together one
of which is creating a long-term invest-
To build such a strategy, you and your
spouse will need to take several steps.
Here are some of the most important
Identify your goals. People can enter
marriage at different stages of life. But
whether you're a young newlywed or a
baby boomer entering a second marriage,
both you and your spouse will have a set
of goals you want to achieve, such as sayv-
ing for a down payment on a home, sav-
ing for college for your children, building
resources for a comfortable retirement,
purchasing a vacation home, supporting
charitable organizations and so on. It's
important that, as a couple, you identify
those financial goals that are most impor-
tant to you.
List your debts and assets. Generally
speaking, the fewer "surprises" you
and your spouse bring to a marriage, in
terms of financial issues, the better. If you
haven't already done so, put your debts
and assets "on the table" so you're both
aware of what you owe and what you
own. This knowledge will be invaluable
when you begin making the investment
moves necessary to achieve your goals.
Discuss your investment styles. You
and your spouse no doubt share many
Business Award cer-
emony, sponsored by
and Company, will be
held Thursday, November 4.
The annual Blue Chip Award pro-
gram recognizes successful small business
owners who have overcome adversity to
achieve success and share their stories as
models for other entrepreneurs.
Registration is at 11:30 a.m.
Luncheon presentation is at 1 p.m. at the
Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers.
For more information or to request
an application for award consideration,
contact Stacey Mercado, BB&T-Oswald
Trippe and Company, at 433-7189 or
traits, but you will also have some dif-
ferences and one of those differences
may be in your investment styles and
preferences. For example, you may be
an aggressive investor, while your spouse
might be more conservative. What you
choose to do with those differences is up
to you. You could, for example, arrive
at some common ground between your
two styles and use that approach in your
joint investment accounts. Then, for your
individual accounts, such as your IRA or
401(k), you and your spouse can follow
your individual investment styles.
Start an emergency fund. Of all the
investment-related moves you can make
early in your marriage, none may be quite
as important as building an emergency
fund containing six to 12 months' worth
of living expenses in a liquid account.
Without this emergency fund, you could
quickly go into debt or be forced to dip
into a long-term investment if you have
to meet an unexpected, and unexpect-
edly large, expense, such as a major car
repair, a new appliance or a medical bill.
Get some help. If you can make the
right investment-related moves right from
the beginning of your marriage, you'll
almost certainly make your lives easier.
But investing can be complicated, so you
and your spouse could well benefit from
getting assistance from a professional
financial advisor someone who can
help you create and maintain an invest-
ment portfolio that's appropriate for your
specific goals, risk tolerance and time
By making the right investment
moves, right from the start of your mar-
riage, you and your spouse may be giving
yourselves a "wedding gift" that may ben-
efit you for years to come. So plan your
moves carefully and enjoy your lives
Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor
in Fort Myers. She can be reached at
M any business owners are coming
together on Wednesday, June 9
from 4 to 7 p.m. at Boy Scouts
of America to support the local job mar-
ket with a Home Based Business Expo.
This free expo is an opportunity for
those seeking a job to come out and
learn from over 30 companies how
to start your own business and control
your own finanical well being instead
of waiting for the jobs to come back to
Southwest Florida. "For those seeking a
secondary income source, this could be a
good opportunity for them to have some-
thing part time to supplement their fam-
ily expenses," said Joann Frazier, event
The event will include business oppor-
tunities, networking, giveaways, and dis-
count coupons on products and services.
Home based businesses will have displays
and representatives will be there to talk
The expo will be held in the
Community Room at Boy Scouts of
America, 1801 Boy Scout Drive, Fort
New Chief Professional Officer For
Boys And Girls Clubs Of Lee County
he Boys and Girls Clubs of Lee
County announce the appointment
of Deborah Currier Liftig as chief
professional officer of the organization.
Currier Liftig is a graduate of The
University of Georgia Grady School of
Journalism and of The University of
Arkansas Law School. She attended
Orangewood Elementary and Cypress Lake
Middle and Cypress Lake High School in
Lee County. As a long-time resident she
has watched Southwest Florida develop,
and the need for after-school and summer
camp services grow.
Prior to her selection as CPO for
the Boys and Girls Club of Lee County,
she was with the Florida Chamber of
Commerce as a regional manager and
advocate for Lee, Collier, Hendry, Glades
and Charlotte counties. Her duties included
serving as liaison between the business
community and the Southwest Florida legis-
lative delegation, as well as promoting pro- Deborah Currier Liftig
grams to help transition the state of Florida
to an innovation economy.
As CPO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lee County, Currier Liftig will oversee
operations and work with staff on the implementation of programs at the seven exist-
ing facilities serving over 1,700 youth annually. Her duties will include working with
community organizations, agencies and corporations to ensure that funding is secured
to maintain, and increase, the organization's ability to provide the after school and
summer programs so desperately needed to serve the youth of Lee County.
Financial Education Workshop
dward Jones Financial Advisor Jennifer L. Basey of Fort Myers will host a
three-day workshop entitled Financial Workshop: Your Source for Financial
Education. The workshop will be held on June 16, 23 and 30 at 1952-2 Park
Meadows Drive, Fort Myers from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. It will assist individuals in set-
ting financial and investment goals.
"Whether you are interested in saving for retirement or education, leaving a legacy
for future generations or protecting your loved ones, you should plan to attend this
informative class," Basey said. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Jenn
Moss at 437-5900.
Local Painter Earns Designation
PV Engineered Coatings, manufactur-
ers of NeverFade paint, has designated
lRon Rooker of Ron's Painting in Fort
Myers, as a Pro-X certified contractor. Rooker
and his company are now approved to apply N everFadeff
NeverFade exterior paint throughout the Fort.
Myers-Sanibel Island area.
Formulated with Kynar Aquatec polyvinylidene
fluoride (PVDF), NeverFade exterior paint is war-
ranted against fading for 15 years and resists
algae, fungus, stains and abrasions. The water-
based paint is eco-friendly and has low VOCs,
making it ideal for homes throughout Florida.
The paint can withstand harsh thermal, chemical
and ultraviolet environmental conditions.
"Ron Rooker has an outstanding history
as a professional painter and we're pleased to
welcome him to the Pro-X Certified Contractor
Program," said Erin Brown, marketing director
for APV Engineered Coatings. "We're proud
to have Ron as our company's highly-qualified
installation representative for NeverFade paint in the Fort Myers area.
I was so impressed with this paint that I immediately signed up to become a
Pro-X certified contractor in our area," said Rooker. With the extreme weather con-
ditions we experience throughout Florida, I can't imagine a longer-lasting paint than
NeverFade. This product is an investment for a home or business that will pay off roy-
ally over the years.
For more information visit www.ronspainting.com or www.apvcoatings.com.4
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Dubin Alzheimer's Resource
Center Appoints Emeriti Board
Nancy Zant is presented with a certificate and framed art in recognition of her appoint-
ment to the Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center's Emeriti Board. Also pictured are
President Peg Gray-Vickrey (right) and Secretary Lou Pontius.
John Belisle is presented with a certificate and framed art in recognition of his appoint-
ment to the Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center's Emeriti Board. Pictured with Belisle are
President Peg Gray-Vickrey (right) and Secretary Lou Pontius.
John Belisle is congratulated on his appointment to the center's Emeriti Board by his wife
Lani and fellow board member Judge Archie Hayward
John Belisle and Nancy Zant were appointed as Emeriti Board at the Dubin
Alzheimer's Resource Center's annual meeting on May 25. Each of these board
members served in leadership roles on the center's board of trustees and advisory
board in addition to many years of service to help achieve the center's mission.
Belisle is senior vice president of BB&T Oswald Trippe & Company. During his
tenure as a trustee, he served as vice president of the board. He has given his time and
talent to help the center achieve many goals over the past 12 years, including assisting
the center in relocating to the current location in 2003 and expanding programs to
meet the needs of caregivers in all communities throughout Lee County. Belisle is also
recognized as a generous donor to the center including lending his support as a found-
ing member of the Angel Society multiple year giving society in 2005.
Zant has served on the board for more than 14 years. She is a long term care
administrator currently employed as administrator for HealthPark Care Center. She
has offered invaluable contributions to the organization as advisory board chair and
vice president of the board. She has given countless hours of time to help the organi-
zation become an essential resource for caregivers. She has also lent her expertise as
a speaker for continuing education programs offered by the center and is a founding
donor in the center's president's club.
The designation of emeritus is awarded to board members who have advanced
the mission of the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center through meritorious
service. Emeriti members are encouraged to be a resource for the Dubin Alzheimer's
Resource Center by participating in functions when able, acting as mentors for the
center to confer their years of experience for the benefit of the center, and serving as
good-will ambassadors for the center. The honorary board status of Emeriti Board will
serve as a reminder to the center and community of the commitment and dedication
to ensuring that the Lee County community has this valuable resource.
Nancy Zant is honored at the Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center's annual meeting where
she was appointed to the center's Emeriti Board. Zant is pictured with Executive Director
Dotty St. Amand and Nancy's husband Rudy Zant.
"We are pleased to honor John and Nancy as Emeriti Board members. We are
forever grateful for their outstanding contributions and dedication to helping our center
make life easier for caregivers throughout our community, said Dotty St. Amand,
executive director of the Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center.,
blood drive to benefit the patients
of Lee Memorial Health System
will be held on Saturday, June
12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the
Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, 1380
The first 50 successful blood donors
will receive a free ticket for dinner and
show to see Footloose, a $49 value.
Tickets are valid for performances on
Wednesday and Thursdays from June 16
through July 1.
All blood collected remains in the
Lee Memorial Health System to serve
the community. Lee Memorial Health
System uses over 500 units of blood each
week. With both The Children's Hospital
and the only trauma center within a five
county area, the need for blood locally
remains constant, and needs to be replen-
ished daily. All blood types are currently
The requirements to give blood are:
Age: At least 16 years old (16 with
written parental consent) and in good
general health. There is no upper age
Weight: Minimum of 115 pounds.
Identification: Must provide photo ID
with date of birth.
Food: Eat a good meal before giving
and drink plenty of fluids.
Medications: Many medications such
as insulin, blood pressure, thyroid, cho-
lesterol, aspirin, antidepressants, and
hormone replacement do not necessarily
prevent someone from giving blood.
Call 334-5333 for any questions about
donating. You can donate a pint of blood
every 56 days.4
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rather tar balls or tar mats. Realistically,
by then we would have seen what the
experience was from cities north of us on
the handling of the material."
Given the positive outcome of the
city's emergency operations before and
following Hurricane Charley in 2004, city
officials retain a high degree of credibility
with residents in handling emergencies.A
ennifer Basey, a financial advi-
sor with Edward Jones, will host
a seminar on Annuities and Your
Retirement on Wednesday, June 16
from noon to 1 p.m. at 1952-2 Park
Meadows Drive, Fort Myers. Retirement
can be an incredible time in your life,
and it can last more than 20 years.
However, it's important to consider
whether your retirement income will
last as long as your retirement. When it
comes to generating retirement income,
one option to explore is an annuity.
During this seminar, participants will
The different types of annuities and
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Dog Stabbed By
Cell Dogs Program
A dog stabbed by her owner last month is going
to jail too. While her former owner, Michael
A Beckman, is in the Lee County jail awaiting trial
on felony animal cruelty charges, Grace will be liv-
ing with inmates as part of the Lee County Cell Dogs
Program. The program uses inmates incarcerated for
non-violent crimes to train shelter dogs. Each dog is
paired with a primary handler and one or two second-
ary handlers during the training period.
It's an exciting opportunity for the two-year-old
mixed breed that has never had a caring owner to
teach her basic skills. Through the Cell Dogs Program
Grace will learn basic obedience training such as sit,
stay, down, come, and how to walk properly on a
leash. She will also receive training to earn her Canine
Good Citizen Certificate. Once she completes the six-
to eight-week program she will return to Lee County
Domestic Animal Services (LCDAS) for adoption. "We
can't wait to see her get the good home she deserves,"
says Gloria Letendre, LCDAS kennel supervisor. "We
know the skills she is learning through the program will
make her a great pet for the right family."
Dog trainers from K9's Come 1st in Fort Myers
work with both the dogs and with the inmate han-
dlers to teach them the skills needed to train the dogs.
The program has had a positive effect on everyone
involved. It allows inmates to refocus their attention to
helping others and giving back to the community while
learning valuable, marketable job skills. For Lee County
Sheriff's Office (LCSO) the benefits lie in improving
inmate cooperation and lowering recidivism. It provides
LCDAS the ability to offer well-trained dogs for adop-
tion which reduces shelter overcrowding and euthana-
For more information about the Lee County Cell
Dogs Program call 477-1728. For information about
pets for adoption visit Animal Services' Web site at
http://www.leelostpets.com or call 533-7387 (LEE-
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Assist with transportation, meals,cleaning,
home/car maintenance. Excellent organiza-
tional skills. Island Resident.
Call Lisa 239-472-8875
RS 10/23 BTFN
NEED COMPUTER HELP?
Sanibel Resident. 20 Years pc
Experience. Pc Troubleshooting, Data
Backup & Restoration, Networks, Virus
Detection & Removal. Free Initial
Consultation. Call Fred 472-3873
RS 3/12V 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 ASSISTANCE & REPAIR
Computer repair, setup, file recovery &
troubleshooting for home or office. 15 year
island resident. Guaranteed work & low
rates. Call Justin at 810-3833 or email at
Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning
SR 11/13 N TFN
SANIBEL HOME WATCH
Retired Police Captain
Lives on Sanibel
Will Check Your Home Weekly
Very Reasonable Rates
SR 4/9 B TFN
CHILD CARE FOR
INFANTS & TODDLERS
Phoebe's Nest Early Learning and
Development Program is accepting
enrollment for infants and toddlers ages
3 months 36 months. Full or Part time.
Contact Beth at 472-6378 or at
firstname.lastname@example.org for rates and
schedules. License pending.
RS 5/28V 7/16
* Wigs-Work 3 days/wk net $98K
Hurricane Protection Biz
* Car Wash only $28K net $48K
Jack Luiszer SWF Bus Advisor
"Sanibel's Business Broker"
SR 6/11 V 6/11
Join other "news junkies" every Monday,
10 a.m. to noon, Phillips Gallery, BIG
ARTS, to discuss current events. Donation
$3. Refreshments during break. Tell your
friends. For more information call 395-0900.
SR 4/28 N TFN
BOATS CANOES KAYAKS
Hourly, Daily, Weekly
Captiva Island 472-5800
SR 1/30 BTFN
DOCK YOUR YACHT ON SANIBEL
Prime east end, deep water, Shell Harbor
location. Only minutes to the Gulf.
Water, electricity, parking.
RS 5/7 V 6/11
MISC. FOR SALE
SONY TRINITRON TV
36" in 7' cabinet, extra speakers
VHS & DISC Players
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY
3 Volumes 1978
SR 6/4 N TFN
MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE
Saturday, June 12, 8am to 12pm.
Furniture, household items,
small appliances, etc.
Sea Oats, 697 Spartina Court, Sanibel.
RS 6/11 M 6/11
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CASIFE AD DEADIN MONDA AT NOO
VIP Executive Club
Multi-Million Dollar Producer
-tou Luilmy wy
Zoned for both commercial and
residential use. Rare opportunity on
Sanibel Island. Asking $895,000
3BR/3BA remodeled duplex in Dunes
with sweeping golf course views and
granite, marble, tile, pavers, 3rd floor
office, 1763 sq.ft. $499,000
1663 Bunting Lane
Beautiful Corner Lot!
3BR/2BA, Lake View
30nKio3A Lunes duplex, threat goirt
course views. Beautiful wood floors
A A,.- (AI )O Ann
To HELP YOU
SHOREWOOD OF SANIBEL
Three bedroom beachfront
Views over pool to beach
NOVELLI INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE
RS 11/27 NTFN
CONDO FOR SALE
Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo, close to Sanibel and
Fort Myers Beach, $89,500.
SR 10/9 NTFN
Tarpon Beach 204
Great View! Great Income!
Sanibel Arms G-2
!! Panoramic Gulf View!!
Great Updates & Income
FANTASTIC PRICE $519,000
Thinking of Sellinq?
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within an agreed upon
time or we'll pay you up
to $5,000 at closing:
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Robyn & Robb
of the Islands
SR 4/16 B TFN
Charming, old Florida-esque unit in
Periwinkle Park. Cozy, unique home with
covered porches & sweet gardens.
Flexible terms. 472-4246.
HOME FOR SALE
Fort Myers, 5507 10th Ave, 3 BR / 2 BA
Fixer Upper, Owner Financing or Cash
Discount, $2,000 Down, $553 a Month,
RS 6/11 A 7/2
Pfeifer Realty Group
Sanibel Island, FL
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1613 Sand Castle Road
Dunes Golf Course Views
Beautiful Decking & Porches
3BR/3BA, Vaulted Ceilings
SR 8/6 N TFN
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COMMERCIAL SPACE SEASONAL RE-NIAL VACATION RE-NIAL ANNUAL R-N I AL
TURN KEY OFFICE SPACE
Central location -1630 Periwinkle Way.Furnished
office including a Reception area and kitchen facil-
ity. Recently designer decorated. Suite B-1072.6
sq.ft. @$15 per sq.ft. Plus CAM.
Call 239-985-0033 or 940-7823.
SR 11121 BTFN
Architecturally designed real estate office
on Periwinkle with 7-12 private offices
depending on configuration. Freshly
painted, new floor covering, reasonably
priced. Call 239-940-7823 for showing
SR 12/14 BTFN
OFFICE SPACES FOR LEASE
Iona Schoolhouse Professional Center
Great Location at McGregor Blvd & Kelly Road.
685 sq feet & 1350 sq feet units available. Will
negotiate year lease! Call Lisa at 239-472-2792
RS 1/4 B TFN
800 Sq. ft. Doc Ford's Center. New large white
tiles on floor. New bathroom. Raised ceiling
and new windows. Motivated owner some
FREE RENT. Call Nancy 239-246-4075.
SR 8/7 B TFN
RETAIL SPACE FOR RENT
Retail space available on Periwinkle Way.
Frontage 2,100 sq. ft.
RS 8/14 BTFN
OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE
Convenient location on Periwinkle Way, Island
Tower Plaza, Sanibel. 1st Floor availability with
700 sq. ft. of space. Leasehold improvements
negotiable. Call Joe at 516-972-2883 or toll free
at 800-592-0009. Fax is 212-371-2290
SR 10/12 BTFN
PRIME SPACE FOR LEASE
Retail, Office, Take Out, Etc.
Attractive Rates Offered!
*"Islander Center" on Sanibel
*Prime Periwinkle Frontage
*High Traffic Tenants
*Flexible Space Available
SR 4/30 BTFN
PRIME COMMERCIAL/OFFICE SPACE
For sublease on Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
Excellent exposure and convenient location,
flexible square footage available to suit your
needs. Call 239-472-2183 for more information.
SR 12/3 BTFN
3B/2B, GATED COMMUNITY, fully furnished, garage,
pool, screen porch. No smoking, No pets. Monthly
rental $3,000. Available June & July Call 481-0241.
2 BR 2 BA 1st floor corner unit on canal. Free boat
dock. Fishing, lanai, pool, steps to beach. Interior
& furnishings new Jan 2006. Weekly/monthly/sea-
sonal. Call owner 419-566-8670.
ANNUAL OR SEASONAL RENTAL
Sanibel 2BR/2BA Furnished, Central A/C,
Wet Bar, Vaulted Ceilings, Direct TV, Internet,
Pool, Screened Lanai, Garage. Call 954-605-
3325 or 800-618-3325 for details.
SR 7/17 M TFN
BEAUTIFUL ISLAND COTTAGE
QUALITY RENTAL -AFFORDABLE LEASE
Sanibel Highlands, Short Bike ride from
Beach, Adorable, Furnished, two bedroom,
one and a half bath, freshly painted, new
tile through out, lush landscaping, private
screened in lanai and vaulted ceilings,
well kept animals are welcome.
Chet Sadler 472-7257
DIRECT BAYFRONT COTTAGES
Popular west end where Sanibel/Captiva
meet. 1 BR-3+BR, single story, furnished,
full kitchens, 3 docks, direct access, heated
pools, pet friendly, beach across street.
Best spot on island. 239-848-0906
RS 3/12 M TFN
Bay to Sea is FREE!
Captiva & SanibelVacation Rentals
Rent directly from more than
300 property owners!
FREE for Renters to use!
FREE for Owners to use!
SR 2/12 BTFN
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.
EAST END COTTAGE
Steps from the beach. 1 bdrm/1 1/2 bath,
AC/heat, full kitchen, laundry.
$3,500/mo + tax Jan-Mar,
neg.off-season. Call for availability.
SR 1/9 B TFN
Two bed/ two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo off Kelly Road. Close to Sanibel
and Fort Myers Beach. Annual lease
$695/mo. Six month lease also avail.
Pets under 25 Ilbs. 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
QUIET SANIBEL HOME
W/PRIVATE BEACH PATH
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
SANIBEL VIEW CONDO
2-Bedroom, 2-Bath, 1,400 sq. ft., gated,
minutes to Sanibel, garage, all upgrades,
pool, tennis, no pets, unfurnished,
$1,000 monthly. 239-437-0700
SR 5/28 B 6/18
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.
RS 6/4 A 6/18
SO. FORT MYERS CONDO
Lovely, 2BR, 2BA, almost all brand new
appliances & carpeting, etc. Heated pool,
carport, mature single w/references.
RS 6/11 V 6/11
CUSTOM HOME, PRIVATE, river view, guest loft with
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
JUST OVER CAUSEWAY. Great Location. Davis &
Heald. 2BR-2BA. All Tile All New Paint Plus Lanai.
Washer & Dryer. Quiet & Secure. Four Unit Building.
Looking For Right Tennant Not Right $$. Call 315-378-
ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED
ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED
Small family looking for annual rental on
Sanibel. Willing to lease a home currently for
sale and show w/notice. 3BR min., furnished
or unfurnished. Pool a plus but not required.
Current Sanibel residents. 322-8642
RS 6/11 V 6/18
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If you would
like copies of
East End. 1/2 Duplex.
Walk to beach near Causeway.
2-1 completely remodeled.
Deck, new kitchen, bath and tile.
SANIBEL ARMS 2/2
First floor condo, completely redone -
November 2005. TVs/DVDs, internet, pool/
clubhouse. Just a few steps to beach.
Call owners: 401-253-2511
SR 1/26 M TFN
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Blood drive to benefit the patients of Lee
Memorial Health System will be held on
Saturday, June 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, 1380
The first 50 successful blood donors will receive
a free ticket for dinner and show to see Footloose,
a $49 value. Tickets are valid for performances
on Wednesday and Thursdays from June 16
through July 1.
All blood collected remains in the Lee Memorial
Health System to serve the community. Lee
Memorial Health System uses over 500 units
of blood each week. With both The Children's
Hospital and the only trauma center within a five
county area, the need for blood locally remains
constant, and needs to be replenished daily. All
blood types are currently needed.
The requirements to give blood are:
Age: At least 16 years old (16 with written
parental consent) and in good general health.
There is no upper age limit.
Weight: Minimum of 115 pounds.
Identification: Must provide photo ID with date
Food: Eat a good meal before giving and drink
plenty of fluids.
Medications: Many medications such as insulin,
blood pressure, thyroid, cholesterol, aspirin, anti-
depressants, and hormone replacement do not
necessarily prevent someone from giving blood.
Call 334-5333 for any questions about donat-
ing. You can donate a pint of blood every 56
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Em ergency ................... ..... .................... 911
Lee County Sheriff's Office......................477-1 200
Florida Marine Patrol..................................332-6966
Florida Highway Patrol..................................278-7100
HealthPark Medical Center................1-800-936-5321
Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce...............332-3624
Foundation for Quality Childcare..................425-2685
Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce...........454-7500
Fort Myers Beach Library..............................463-9691
Lakes Regional Library..................................... 533-4000
Lee County Chamber of Commerce............931-0931
Post Office... ....................... .... 1-800-275-8777
Visitor & Convention Bureau........................338-3500
Alliance for the Arts.................. .................. 939-2787
Arts For ACT Gallery & Studio ......................337-5050
Art League Of Fort Myers............................. 275-3970
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall..........481-4849
B IG A RTS ............................... ................... 395-0900
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre....................278-4422
Cultural Park Theatre....................................772-5862
Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade...........332-4488
Florida W est Arts..........................................948-4427
Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers..........472-0168
Gulf Coast Symphony...................................489-1800
Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres.............481-8059
The Schoolhouse Theater............................472-6862
S.W. Florida Symphony................................418-0996
Young Artists Awards..................................574-9321
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
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...............................41 5-2484
The Horticulture and Tea Society.................472-8334
Horticultural Society..................................... 472-6940
Lee County Genealogical Society................549-9625
Lee Trust for Historic Preservation ................939-7278
NA R FE (Natonal Actve &Retired Federal 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
Fort Myers Beach....................765-4254 or 454-8090
Fort M years Edison...................... .................... 694-1056
Fort M years South.................... ................... 691-1405
Gateway to the Islands............................... 415-3100
lona-M cG regor........................ ................... 482-0869
Fort Myers Beach.................... ................... 463-9738
Fort Myers High Noon..................................466-4228
Estero/South Fort Myers..............................898-1921
Notre Dame Club of Lee County................ 768-0417
POLO Club of Lee County.............................477-4906
Rotary Club of Fort Myers............................332-81 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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Southwest Florida Museum of History... ......321-7430
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Donates To Lee
Each year the Cape Chorale sells
Singing Valentines to benefit the
pediatric speech therapy programs
at Lee Memorial Health System. This
year's donation totaled $1,300 and will
provide workbooks, supplies and learn-
ing toys for the children taking part in
the speech therapy programs.
John Feldmann of the "barbershop
style" chorus group is always very sup-
portive of the annual fundraiser and
added, "We sing so the children can
To make a donation to The Children's
Hospital of Southwest Florida visit www.
LeeMemorial.org/Foundation or call985-
3550. For more information on the Cape
Chorale visit www.capechorale.org.4
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John Feldmann of the Cape Chorale presents a $1,300 donation to speech/language
pathologists Cathy Maxwell (center) with speech therapy patient Ryan McClory, and
From page 1
Oil spill art installation
the money because the federal govern-
ment would not allow them to take the
donation to help save animals from the
BP oil spill. They said the government
is leaving it up to BP to do all the sav-
ing of the animals. Outraged, Lovegrove
got out the black paint to make her
statement about the oil disaster. The art
installation was completed on June 5.
Lovegrove's public art installation con-
tinues with no end of show date.
For more information call