VOL. 9, No. 28 From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort Myers JULY 16, 2010
Oil Will Not Impact Lee Coastline
*- A young pelican is released from its crate at Gulfside City Park beach, Sanibel on
Sanibel and Captiva beaches, like this one, are pristine and are predicted to remain so O il-Free San ibel Chosen
T he National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has updated its For Release Of Pelicans, Gannets
map of where the BP gulf oil spill may be -heading. It appears the crude has
almost no chance of reaching the coast of Lee County or Sanibel and Captiva. by Anne Mitchell
But it is expected to affect much more distant areas of Florida, including the Florida large number of brown pelicans and northern gannets rescued from the
Keys and Miami, according to computer model projections. A oil spill along the Louisiana coast were transported to Sanibel Monday and
Albeit less than one percent probability of hitting Southwest Florida along the released at an oil-free island beach.
Lee and Collier coastlines, the same NOAA forecast from Friday, July 1 shows a 61 Twenty-one brown pelicans and 11 northern gannets were airlifted in transport
percent to 80 percent chance of sheen, tar balls or other oil remnants coming within crates aboard a U.S. Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft from New Orleans
20 miles of Florida's east coast, from the Keys north to the Fort Lauderdale area, by Airport to Page Field General Aviation Airport in Fort Myers. They made the trip to
August 18, the Associated Press reported. Sanibel in four rented vans.
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Preview Of New Play Contest
Finalists Is This Saturday
has announced the
top three plays of its
annual New Play Contest.
Readings from these shows
will be done as part of the
New Play Contest preview
party on Saturday, July 17.
Now in its 13th year, /
Theatre Conspiracy's New
Play Contest has grown to
attract hundreds of scripts
from dozens of countries
around the world. This
year's contest received 306
entries from across the
United States, Canada and
France. Here are the top A scene from last year's New Play Contest winner, Time
submissions: And Ina Meyerhoff
Cynthia's Lament by
Paul J. Lawrence from Rumford, Rhode Island
The story: As a wildly successful romance novelist, Cynthia Silver seems to have it
all. In fact, she even has a little extra, namely a penis. The truth is she is the fabrication
of Taylor, a talented writer who couldn't get published. As time has passed Taylor has
grown tired of restraints Cynthia has put on him artistically and has dreams of making
it as a writer without wearing a dress.
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Art Of The Olympians Sneak Peek
he Art of the Olympians (AOTO) is offering a sneak peek of its newest exhibit
featuring a historic, modern and cultural look at the sport of softball through
a unique showcase of uniforms, equipment and Olympic memorabilia cour-
tesy of the International Softball Federation (ISF), the world governing body for the
Families, friends and community members are invited to attend a special reception,
on Friday, July 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the Softball Showcase
in the Sports Experience Gallery at the Art of the Olympians Al Oerter Center for
Excellence at 1300 Hendry Street, Fort Myers. Admission to the reception is free.
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Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now:
by Gerri Reaves_ __ ___ _
F~rom his floating office in downtown Fort
Myers, William M. House offered land
deals that seemed fit for a tropical para-
House and his wife Alice lived and ran a- 4-
real estate business aboard the Port Sunshine, -
a houseboat docked on the Caloosahatchee
River at Hendry Street. The dock was known
as Ireland Dock, and the busy place must have
been a good location for an office.
Gulf Oil Refining was located there, as were .
a machine and boat-supply shop, boat repair, dry dock, and a ware- rI*,,
This historic photo, probably taken in the late nineteen-teens, -
shows the House's two-story riverfront home. We can presume that
Mrs. House is the woman reading on the porch.
According to his advertisement, WM House sold only land that he
owned and he must have owned quite a bit. For $30 per acre, he
offered land three to five miles from Fort Myers. For only $15 per "
acre, he sold land near the Gulf of Mexico.
His advertising had the ring of authority: "Don't read and guess
about Florida wealth, but have, know and tell."
His land prices, according to the ad, were lower than one would WM House sold land from the first-floor office of his houseboat Port Sunshine at the foot of the Ireland Dock c
pay for a spot in "the far off wilderness." Hendry Street. The sign on the upper railing reads in part, "The Yankee Farmer."
House was a Civil War veteran who had served with the First courtesy of Southwest Florida Historical Socie
Michigan Cavalry, thus the moniker on the houseboat's second-floor
railing, "Yankee Farmer."
For buyers shopping for farm land, the Yankee also had an entic-
ing deal. Buy one of his 40-acre farms and have "a superb diversion
of business and pleasure in the sunny south." "'
He was selling 640 acres of fruit, truck, and stock farm land near
the city, "fertile" land that he asserted would double in value, and
"when improved, advance 1,000 percent!"
During his houseboat years at the Ireland Dock, House was well
positioned to see the real estate and building boom take off. In the last
year he's shown as a realtor in town, 1923 the year Mrs. House
died only 32 listings appear in the city directory under "real estate."
However, only four years later, with the boom fully underway, the
directory lists six single-spaced pages of real estate professionals.
Walk down to what used to be the foot of the Ireland Dock and
ponder the real estate deals that took place in a little houseboat called
Who knows? Maybe all those promises have panned out beyond
Then walk a few blocks to the Southwest Florida Museum of
History at 2031 Jackson Street, where you can learn more about the
role of land sales in Fort Myers history.
Don't miss Tutankhamun: Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh's
Tomb, extended to August 15.
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 Sunday.
Be sure to visit another valuable historical resource, the Southwest
Florida Historical Society, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard. Call
939-4044 or drop by on Wednesday or Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.
Sources: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society New streetscaping now covers the spot where a floating office and home once docked just north of Bay an
and rootsweb.ancestry.com/-flswphs.O Hendry Streets photo by Gerri Reaves
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The Edison & Ford Winter Estates
will celebrate the 147th birthday
of Henry Ford at the estates on
Friday, July 30 at 10 a.m. The celebra-
tion will include cake and a Sneak Peek
tour of the Ford Estate with Henry Ford.
Admission is free to estates members,
$20 for non-members; $11 for children
age six to 12; and free for children five
and under. Admission includes a guided
tour or self guided tour and audio wand
of the historic homes, gardens, lab and
"Ford's birthday marks a very impor-
tant day in American history, and we
invite the public to share in the celebra-
tion. Learn about Henry Ford and visit
the beautiful winter homes of one of
America's greatest industrialists," said
Chris Pendleton, estates president and
CEO. "Ford's remarkable history spanned
decades and totally changed our way of
Henry Ford grew up on a typi-
cal 19th-century farm in Dearborn,
Michigan. At an early age he demonstrat-
ed an interest in mechanics and a dislike
for farm work.
Ford married Clara Bryant in 1888.
He would later refer to Clara as "the
Believer" for her faith in and support of
Thomas Edison and Henry Ford wintered in Fort Myers together for many years
In 1891 Ford became an engineer
for the Edison Illuminating Company
and was soon promoted to chief engi-
neer. This position allowed him time to
experiment with the internal combustion
engine. Ford idolized Thomas Edison and
met him during an 1896 company con-
vention in New York, where Ford relayed
his ideas for the engine. Ford recalled the
importance of Edison's encouragement:
"Out of the clear blue sky the greatest
inventive genius in the world had given
me complete approval."
In 1896, at the age of 33, Ford
completed the Quadricycle, a self-
propelled vehicle with four wire wheels,
which was steered with a tiller and had
two forward speeds. Ford traveled around
THERIVER JULY16,2010 3
Detroit in his "horseless carriage" to the
amazement, as well as disdain, of its citi-
The Ford Motor Company was
incorporated in 1903 with the Model A.
In 1908 Ford introduced the Model T,
realizing his lifelong dream of a vehicle
that was easy to operate and maintain
and able to handle the rough roads of the
era. The Model T quickly became a huge
success, with more than 10,000 sold in
Ford is considered the father of
modern manufacturing. As the popularity
of the Model T escalated, Ford devised a
system that combined division of labor,
standardized and interchangeable parts,
and the assembly line. This revolutionized
automobile production by reducing the
amount of time involved in manufactur-
ing and consequently lowering production
costs. Mass production was born. By
1913 some 1,000 cars were produced in
a typical eight-hour shift.
By the late teens, Ford was an
American celebrity and the public could
not seem to get enough of him. Ford
came into his office one day and said,
"You know, I think I ought to get a pair
of whiskers. Everybody seems to spot
In 1914 Ford made his first visit to
Fort Myers at the invitation of his friend
Thomas Edison. From there the two
embarked on an Everglades camping trip.
Calling themselves "the Vagabonds," Ford
and Edison, along with Harvey Firestone
and John Burroughs, would make many
more camping trips throughout the next
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15 years. In 1916, Ford purchased his
Fort Myers retreat, The Mangoes, for
$20,000 and enlarged it by adding two
family and staff wings.
Ford was seriously interested in
unifying urban and rural industry. He
encouraged the idea of using agricultural
products for industrial purposes. For
example, Ford experimented with an
automobile trunk made from soybean-
based plastic. He was a partner in the
Edison Botanical Research Lab located
on estates' property.
In the mid-1920s The New York
Times estimated the assets of the Ford
Motor Company at $1.2 billion, or about
$13 billion today. Ford himself drew an
average of about $4.5 million per year
during this decade, or about $50 million
in today's dollars. Said Ford, "I'm in a
peculiar position. There is nothing I want
that I cannot have. But I do not want the
things that money can buy. I want to live
a life, to make the world a little better for
having lived in it."
In 1928 Ford established and
endowed The Edison Institute in
Dearborn, Michigan (now The Henry
Ford Museum & Greenfield Village), an
indoor/outdoor museum created to illus-
trate and preserve the American experi-
ence and celebrate American ingenuity.
In 1929 Ford threw a lavish party in
Dearborn in honor of the 50th anniver-
sary of Edison's invention of the incan-
descent lamp. Ford presented his friend
with a detailed reconstruction of Edison's
Menlo Park and the original 1887 Fort
Myers laboratory at The Edison Institute.
Edison became misty-eyed and remarked
that "the memories of 82 years were
flooding back." Ford told reporters at the
event, "We are ahead of all other coun-
tries today, simply and solely because we
have Mr. Edison."
Ford loved dancing and in the
1920s began a massive effort to revive
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old-fashioned dancing. He sponsored a
national tour of dancing master Benjamin
Lovett. Dancing was also an important
part of Ford's social life in Fort Myers.
Henry Ford earned the American
Legion Distinguished Service Medal for
his efforts on behalf of disabled veter-
ans in both World Wars. In 1997, Life
magazine named him one of the 100
People Who Made the Millennium, and
in 2000 Time magazine named him one
of the 100 Most Important People of the
Century. In 2000 Forbes magazine called
him the #1 Industrialist of the Century.
Ford returned to The Mangoes only
sporadically after Thomas Edison's death
in 1931. In 1945 he sold it to Thomas
and Gladys Biggar. In 1988, the City
of Fort Myers purchased Henry Ford's
estate for $1.5 million, restored it to its
historic appearance and opened it to the
public in 1989.
Henry Ford's Fort Myers estate is
open daily and now managed by the
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Inc., a
On July 30, 2007 a statue com-
memorating Henry Ford's achievements
and time in Fort Myers was created
by DJ Wilkins and donated by Orvall
McCleary to the estates.
The estates is open daily from 9 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m. For additional information
call 334-7419 or visit www.efwefla.org.4
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Demonstrations take place throughout the day on the Edison phonograph
Tours And Demos
At The Estates
The Edison & Ford Winter Estates
is offering new museum tours and
invention demonstrations through-
out the summer months. Invention
demonstrations throughout the day
include the Edison phonograph every
half hour and other presentations includ-
ing antique cars and tours of the Edison
The 15,000-square-foot air condi-
tioned museum has an impressive collec-
tion of inventions and artifacts, special
exhibitions and archives. Throughout
the summer the estates offers visitors of
all ages a chance to step back into old
Florida and learn more about the world
of invention through hands-on demon-
strations and tours of the property which
includes a 1920s research laboratory and
hundreds of historical inventions.
Admission includes museum tours,
guided tours of the homes and gardens
and use of a free audio wand. Tours are
free for estates members. In addition to
providing the opportunity to explore the
winter retreats of Thomas Edison and
Henry Ford, the site also offers opportu-
nities for the public to enjoy its park-like
environment for special events, weddings,
corporate functions, and art and musical
presentations as well as educational pro-
grams throughout the year.
For more information on value pack-
ages and the pristine beaches of Fort
Myers and Sanibel visit www.FortMyers-
The estates is open daily from 9 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m. For additional information
call 334-7419 or visit the website at
he Cape Coral Stamp Club holds
monthly meetings with a program
and philatelic auction. Meetings
take placeon the fourth Tuesday of the
month in the Community Room at
Epiphany Episcopal Church, 2507 S. Del
Prado Boulevard, near corner of Everest
Parkway. Doors open about 6 p.m. and
the meeting starts at 7 p.m.
Dues are $6 a year.
Visitors are welcome.
For more information call 542-9153,
log onto www.capecoralstampclub.com
or e-mail email@example.com
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District Concerned Over
FCAT Learning Gain Scores
Since the release of the 2010 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)
test scores, Lee County Public Schools officials have been studying the data to
see how our students performed. As part of that review, staff began to uncov-
er some anomalies when it came to learning gains, especially in the area of reading.
Staff then began to talk with other districts across Florida and discovered they iden-
tified similar irregularities when reviewing their FCAT results. On Monday, July 11,
the Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS) brought together
superintendents from across the state via telephone conference to discuss this as it was
apparent similar anomalies were being discovered statewide.
"My staff and I have been talking with districts across Florida and we all have found
some scoring inconsistencies," said Dr. James Browder, superintendent of schools.
"We continue to disaggregate the data to determine the level of these scoring abnor-
Each year when the FCAT results are released there are "normal" fluctuations in
student performance. This year, however, those fluctuations appear to be beyond the
normal year-to-year differences.
These irregularities could have serious consequences when it comes to the grades
earned by schools. The state's school performance grading system includes student
learning gains in reading and math, and these gains make up 50 percent of the total
points earned on a school's grade. If these learning gains are reflected incorrectly, a
school would earn the wrong grade (i.e. lower than it should be.)
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Celebrate Christmas in July at The Bar Association Bistro & Lounge in Fort Myers
On Saturday, July 24, sneak a kiss under the mistletoe at The Bar
Association Bistro and Lounge's Christmas in July celebration.
Owners Mark Solomon and Ron Kopko, who also owns the interior design
firm Kopko & Company, are turning their bistro into a winter wonderland for the eve-
ning. Patrons of the quaint bistro will tell you that it has a European ambience that is
ever-changing yet always exotic, thanks to the keen style of its owners.
The Christmas dinner menu includes holiday favorites complimented by wassail,
similar to mulled wine. It starts with Russian Onion Soup, Rock Cornish Hens with
stuffing and vegetable du jour followed by their famous bread pudding with bourbon
sauce. Reservations are accepted.
The Bar Association Bistro is located at 1609 Hendry Street, Fort Myers in the his-
toric Peeple's Court. Call 334-8080.
Calling all treasure hunters! Beat the heat of garage sale hopping by taking a stroll
through Gannon's Antiques and Art Mall in South Fort Myers. The newly-built
facility boasts 20,000 square feet of true antiques and features 100 dealers under one
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roof, making it the largest antique
mall between Sarasota and Miami.
Gannon's Antiques is owned and
operated by veteran dealers, Richard '
and Ursula Gannon, who closed their ..'
previous antique shop after ten years -B
for the much larger enterprise. .
The family-run business offers
fresh inventory arriving daily, creat-
ing an ever-changing destination spot .. -
for dealers and collectors. The com-
bination of large dealer booths and
150 showcases accounts for a wide
variety of upscale antiques including Sanibel Refuge, an original oil painting by
Tiffany, period furniture, Civil War William North
memorabilia, estate jewelry, and
Gannon's is located at 16521 r .
South Tamiami Trail (US-41) Fort .
Myers, one mile south of Gladiolus.
If you are traveling on interstate,
the mall is only two miles off CL
1-75 between exits 128 and 131.
Gannon's is open 10 a.m. to 5:30
Monday through Saturday.
For more information, call 489- AN InI .. FL m a
2211 or shop online at gannonsan-
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prints of oil paintings at the William more information about real estate, shop-
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North is a distinguished painter of the logos surrounding the front page.
the tropical Florida scene. He carries
on the tradition of the great age of
impressionism, working from life, painting landscapes in the field and still lifes in the
In 2004, North was the first Lee county artist to be invited to exhibit in the
Governor's Gallery in the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee. His paintings are in
hundreds of collections in the U.S. and abroad as far away as Moscow and Tokyo.
The William North Gallery is located inside of Gannon's Antiques and Art Mall,
16521 South Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers. Call 489-2211 or go to northgallery.com.
If you are in Fort Myers Beach this week, grab a bite to eat at Nervous Nellie's
Crazy Waterfront Eatery and enjoy happy hour and live music upstairs at Ugly's
Waterside Bar, the place where "everyone gets prettier."
On Friday, July 16, Vytas Vibe takes the stage from 6 to 10 p.m. with the Yard
Dogs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Saturday, No Way Jos0 from 1 to 5:30 p.m., The
Oysters from 6 to 10 p.m. and Left of Center from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday, No
Way Jose from 1 to 5:30 p.m. and Hight Tide from 6 to 10 p.m.; Monday, Left of
Center from 6 to 10 p.m.; Tuesday, Vytas Vibe from 6 to 10 p.m.; Wednesday, High
Tide from 6 to 10 p.m.; and Thursday, The Oysters from 6 to 10 p.m. and Vytas
Vibe from 6 to 10 p.m. Every Thursday, Nellie's also features Open Mic Night from
8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Nervous Nellie's Crazy Waterfront Eatery is located at 1131 First Street in the his-
toric Baywalk district. Parking for patrons of Nellie's and Ugly's is free, whether you
arrive by car or boat. Dock your yacht with the dock attendant's assistance at Nellie's
Snug Harbour Marina. The GPS coordinates are 26"27'23.41" N 81"57'15.18"
W. Call 463-8077.0
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While Lee County Public Schools
continues to review the FCAT results, Dr.
Browder, along with FADSS, is request-
ing that the Florida Commissioner Eric
Smith review the results as well in order
to positively determine what may or may
not have transpired in the grading of this
Forida Yards and Neighborhoods
will hold a Rain Barrel Workshop
to demonstrate how rain barrels
can collect water from your roof. Only a
quarter inch of rain on a typical roof will
create over 600 gallons of water. Fifty-
five-gallon recycled barrels are trans-
formed into rain barrels during the class
that attendees can take home.
This class is taught by Lee County
Extension Master Gardeners.
Benefits include: water conservation,
prevention of storm water runoff, and
The workshop is on Saturday,
July 24, 9 to 11 a.m., at Rotary Park
Environmental Center, 5505 Rose
Garden Road., Cape Coral.
Cost is $45 per rain barrel.
Call Pam at 533-7523 to register
for this class sponsored by Lee County
Extension and the Florida Yards &
To Cape Library
F ankenstein: Penetrating the
Secrets of Nature, a fantastic exhi-
bition developed by the National
Library of Medicine and the American
Library Association, will make a stop
at the Northwest Regional Library for a
six-week period from July 13 through
August 22. The Northwest Regional
Library, part of the Lee County Library
System, is located at 519 Chiquita
Boulevard North in Cape Coral and is
one of only two stops on the itinerary
within the state of Florida.
Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets
of Nature, funded locally by LCEC and
the Lee County Medical Society, exam-
ines the folklore surrounding scientific
discoveries and celebrates the promise of
For nearly 200 years, the story of
Frankenstein the book, the monster,
the scientist has gripped imagina-
tions and haunted our dreams. Though
Mary Shelley (1797-1851) was only 20
years old when Frankenstein; or The
Modern Prometheus was first published
in 1818, she posed profound questions
in her novel about individual and societal
responsibility for other human beings.
This exhibition explores the woman
and the world that gave birth to
Frankenstein. It examines how play-
wrights and filmmakers transformed
the Frankenstein story into one of the
Western world's most enduring myths.
Finally, it considers how Shelley's unfortu-
nate monster frequently provides a frame-
work for discussions of contemporary bio-
medical advances such as cloning, which
challenge the traditional understanding of
what it means to be human.
"Although the exhibition itself
has grant funding form the National
Endowment for the Humanities and the
National Library of Medicine, the Lee
County Library System had to supply
approximately $1,500 for shipping," said
Library Director Sheldon Kaye. "LCEC
and the Lee County Medical Society were
quick to respond to our requests and we
are thankful for their support."
The exhibit is free and open to the
public during regular library hours of 10
a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and
Thursday; 12 to 8 p.m. Tuesday; and 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
THERIVER JULY16,2010 7
For more information about the
exhibit and related programming, call
Northwest Regional Library at 533-4700.
A sign language interpreter is available
with five business days notice to library
staff. Assistive listening system is avail-
able; request at the desk.0
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* Tropical fruit trees/hefbs for sale
* Information on how to grow plants
* Classes on banana propagation and
production. edibia nalivas, fruit tree
pruning, and ihe latest in food
preservation (10.00 a. m.-1:00 p. rn.)
* Free lasting tables of locally grown
fruits & vegetables and freshly caught
* Lots of exotic fruits on display
* Farmers and fishers wil bring their
edibles for sale including cheese.
honey, herbs, citrus, fruits, vegetables
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PteBse pay at the door.
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8 THERIVER JULY16,2010
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.
CHAPEL BY THE SEA
100 Chapel Street; Fort Myers Beach,
Dr. Maynard Pittendreigh, pastor
Sunday Services 10 a.m.
Children's Worship 1\ 0 a.m.
CHURCH OF THE CROSS:
13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188
Pastors: Jeff Moran and Michael Bulter;
A nondenominational church emphasizing
a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Sunday Service: 9 a.m. Contemporary
10:45 a.m. Traditional.
CHRIST THE KING
1188 Lake McGregor Drive, Fort Myers,
432-1724. Reverend N. Everett Keith II;
An Old Catholic Community; Liturgy
in English; Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m.
COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH:
2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937
Rev. Dan Hagmaier, pastor
Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m.
CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH:
8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers,
Danny Harvey, pastor
Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.
Evening Worship, 7 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 7 p.m.
8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-
3233; Clint Cottrell, pastor
Traditional, 8 and 11 a.m.;
Contemporary, 9:30 a.m.
Children's Church K4J (Kids for Jesus)
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH:
8570 Cypress Lake Drive,
Fort Myers, 482-1250
Sunday Traditional Service: 8 and
11 a.m., Praise Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: All times
FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD
6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers,
278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.;
"Voice of Faith," WCRN 13.50 AM Radio,
Sunday, 1:30 p.m.
Thursday Service, 7:30 p.m.
FridayYouth Service, 7:30 p.m.
Nursery care for pre-school children and
Children's Church for ages 5-12 available
at each service.
FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH:
15690 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, 482-2030
Pastor: David Stauffer.
Traditional services 9:00 a.m.;
Contemporary, 10:30 a.m.
Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The
church is 1/2 mile past the intersection of
Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on the
way to Sanibel.
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST:
2390 West First Street, next door to Edison
Sunday Morning Service and Sunday
School, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting,
Child care provided at all services.
Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at:
2281 W. First Street, River District
www.spirituality.com and www.christian-
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE:
13545 American Colony Boulevard (off
Daniels Parkway in the Colony), Fort
Pastor: Rev. Joey Brummett
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Morning
Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6
p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m.
FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH
(DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN
5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers,
437-4330. Rev. Mark Condrey, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.
Church School: 9:15 a.m.
FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST:
8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers,
482-3133. Philip White, pastor
Morning Worship: 10 a.m.
Church School: 10:15 a.m.
Adult Forum: 9 a.m.
HOLY THEOTOKOS MONASTERY:
111 Evergreen Road, North Fort Myers,
Eastern Orthodox men's monastery.
Liturgical services conducted in the
English, Greek and Church Slavonic lan-
guages, following the Julian (Old) Calendar.
Liturgical Services: Sundays and Holy
Days: The Third and Sixth Hours at 8:30
a.m.; Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m.
9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers,
The Rev. Dr. John S. Adler, pastor
Weekly services: Saturday 5 p.m.,
Eucharist with Healing Sunday 8 a.m.,
Holy Eucharist, Rite One; 9:30 a.m., Family
Eucharist with Healing and Church School
Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer (in
Spanish); Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Eucharist
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,
218-8343. Pastor Randy and Anita
Thurman. Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m.
All are welcome.
LAMB OF GOD
Corner Cypress View Drive and Koreshan
Boulevard, Three Oaks area, Fort Myers,
Walter Fohs, pastor; Becky Robbins-
Penniman, associate pastor
Sunday worship services:
Early Grace Traditional, 8 a.m.
Awesome Grace Contemporary, 9 a.m.
Classic Grace Traditional, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School God's Group, 8:45 and
MESSIAH REFORMED CHURCH
Worship Gathering Sunday 10 a.m.
Pastor Alan Bondar
Fort Myers Villas Civic Association Bldg.
2306 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Myers, 33907
Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Fellowship Lunch Sunday noon
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NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
OF FORT MYERS
16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10B
791-6908. 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 Sundays.
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.
Nursery available 9:45 a.m. Sunday School
for all ages Junior Church grades one to
five Wee Church Pre-K to K
Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Service 6 p.m.
12171 lona Road, Fort Myers, off
McGregor and north of Gladiolus.
Father Joseph Clifford.
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.
THOMAS A. EDISON
1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers
Just off McGregor across from the Edison/
Ford Winter Estates. Senior Minister:
Douglas Kelchner. Traditional Worship
Sunday's 10:15 a.m. Phone: 334-4978
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 10:30 a.m. For information on all church
events call 561-2700 or visit www.uucfm.
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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.
9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across
from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125
Pastor: Interim Pastor Dr. LuderWhitlock
9:30 a.m., Contemporary;
Worship and Adult Classes
11 a.m., Blended Worship
WORD OF LIFE CHURCH:
2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881;
Services: Sunday 10 a.m.;
Wednesday 7 p.m.
Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi
ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH:
7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers,
481-4040, Pastor, Steve Hess
Sunday Services: 8 a.m. traditional;
9:30 a.m. contemporary; 11 a.m. blendings.
Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.o
JUSTINE PATTERSON SMITH
Justine Patterson Smith passed away
on June 21, 2010 at the Hope
Hospice facility in Fort Myers after
a long illness. Mrs. Smith was born on
August 20, 1928 in New York, N.Y.
She was employed at the Cornell
Institute for Autocar Injury Research for
many years before moving to Maine
where she resided for over thirty years.
She worked for Avon as a manager and
managed her own telemarketing business.
Moving to Sanibel in 2004, she
worked part time for the City of Sanibel
at the Center 4 Life. She retired from
that position in 2007. She was an avid
bridge player and, since retiring, directed
the bridge program and also was a bridge
Justine is survived by four children,
Joshua Groupp, Douglas Groupp, Noah
Smith and Sarah Smith White, a stepson,
Tristan Smith, and her sister Deborah
Butler. In addition, she is survived by her
daughters-in-law Sally Groupp and Terry
Groupp and son-in-law Edward White.
She has eight grandchildren, Nathan
Groupp, Alleia Groupp, Alison Groupp,
Emily Groupp, Austin Groupp, Kayla
Smith, Ariana White and Dante Smith
The family will hold a private memo-
rial. In lieu of flowers, the family requests
that donations be sent to Hope Hospice,
9470 Healthpark Circle, Fort Myers, FL
33908-3600. Friends may sign the guest
book at www.horizonfunerals.com.0
Our email address is
he 4th annual Amazing Love
Women's Healing Conference
titled Lifting the Veil, will take
place Friday and Saturday, September
10 and 11 at All Souls Episcopal
Church, 14640 N. Cleveland Avenue,
North Fort Myers.
The featured speaker will be Pastor
Sharon Lewis. Praise and worship will be
led by internationally known Janet Shell
and Christina Cook Lee. The event is
presented by The Order Of Saint Luke.
For more information and to register,
log onto www.amazinglovehealing.com
or call Cindy McKiney at 410-6603.
he Women's Legacy Fund
(WLF) of the Southwest Florida
Community Foundation has
recently appointed its 2010-11
Executive Committee members.
They are Kathy Sturgis, Linda Uhler,
Peg Gray-Vickrey, Nina Paight, Louise
Senneff, Jane de Lisser, Lou Pontius,
Brenda Tate, Tammy Surratt, Georgia
Darehshori, Gay Thompson, and
Maryanne Olson. Sturgis is the new chair
and Uhler is the new vice chair.
The Women's Legacy Fund was estab-
lished in 2007 by the Southwest Florida
Community Foundation to enable women
in Southwest Florida to direct their giv-
ing in focused, strategic ways. The fund's
mission is to improve the quality of life
in Southwest Florida through a woman's
Through an active membership and
an annual grant program, the WLF works
to inspire women to become leaders in
philanthropy, educates women and the
community on current issues and philan-
thropic strategies, and empowers women
to strengthen the community from their
unique giving perspective. Membership is
open to all women and they may join at
any time of the year.
In addition to building an endowed
Field of Interest Fund, the WLF gives the
other half of all membership contributions
back to the community in the form of
annual grants. At their luncheon each fall,
members vote on what area of focus they
feel is most important for granting pur-
poses for the coming year. Research is
conducted on the focus area and agencies
are invited to apply for the grant cycle.
Grants are then awarded at the spring
luncheon. In three years of existence, the
WLF has been able to provide $37,000
in grants to benefit people and communi-
ties in Southwest Florida.
Women interested in finding out more
about the fund are invited to visit online
legacy-fund, or call the Southwest Florida
Community Foundation office at 274-
ward-winning novelist Robert
Macomber will address mem-
bers of the Gulf Coast Writers
Association on Saturday, July 17 at 10
His topic will be the art of self-editing
and critical reading of manuscripts. The
meeting and workshop will be held at
Fellowship Hall, Zion Lutheran Church,
7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers.
Making It Perfect or At Least Better
will be an informal discussion of one of
the most difficult tasks a writer faces: how
to edit one's own work. He'll explain his
methods to better the product prior to an
editor seeing it, most of which he learned
the hard way while writing well over a
million published words in nine novels
and numerous magazine pieces.
Macomber is an internationally rec-
ognized novelist, lecturer and television
commentator. Guest author at many
regional and international book festivals,
Macomber is the creator of the acclaimed
Honor Series of naval novels, with read-
ers around the world. On March 1,
the eagerly awaited eighth novel in the
Honor Series The Darkest Shade of
Honor was released to bookstores.
When not on lecture, research or book
tour journeys, He lives in Matlacha.
For more information on the Gulf
Coast Writers Association, visit www.gulf-
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For further information on the July 17
meeting, e-mail Joe Pacheco at sanibel-
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10 THERIVER JULY16, 2010
Hope Healthcare Services Hosts
Best-Selling Author Gail Sheehy
S amira K.
dent and CEO
of Hope HealthCare
Services, hosted a
July 1 event featuring
author Gail Sheehy,
who spoke to nearly
100 Hope HealthCare
sion was based on
her book, Passages
Turning Chaos into ......
Confidence. The non-
fiction work chronicles
the challenging path "c
Sheehy followed in car- '
ing for an ill spouse for
of you who live in Gail Sheehy and Samira Beckwith
have one of the pre-
mier health care systems available to you in your own community through Hope
HealthCare Services," Sheehy said, citing Hope's broad spectrum of care designed to
help persons of all ages who are diagnosed with a life-changing illness.
One program Sheehy recognized specifically was PACE, a Program of All-inclusive
Care for the Elderly that Hope offers in Lee County and soon in Charlotte. Available
to adults over 55 who qualify for Medicare part A and B or Medicaid, PACE serves
those who qualify for nursing home care but want to maintain independent living. The
innovative program offered in only 75 locations in the U.S. provides help acquiring
medical services and supplies, transportation, social and wellness programs and expres-
10 a.m. Island Cruise to
Useppa Or Cabbage Key
Boca Grande Cruise
4 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise
Beach & Shelling Cruise
Sunset Serenade Cruise
Reservations Required with Island Musicians
www.captivacruises.com Call For Departure Times
"We're committed to
enhancing the quality of
life for those in need in
our community through
a variety of programs
and services," said
Beckwith, who opened i A
only the second PACE
program in Florida. .. --
"Another component of '
caring for the individual ",
is providing assistance '
to their caregivers, who
can benefit from the* .
assistance they receive '
through PACE as well 4m .
as programs offering, F.
information and support -
and specialized services
such as respite care and Michel Doherty, Jenna Persons and Linda Uhler
Guests at the event
each received a copy of Sheehy's book, which was personalized during a book signing
opportunity following the presentation at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club.
"Gail's experiences caring for her husband can help all of us be better prepared,"
Beckwith said. "One of the important first steps is becoming aware of the services and
programs available in our own communities."
Hope Hospice, licensed by the State of Florida since 1984, is a program of Hope
HealthCare Services, nationally recognized as a leader in providing high-quality, inno-
vative care. For more information, visit www.hopehcs.org.
Take A Cruise
Into The Past
Cruise to the historic Mound House
on Estero Bay where Theresa
Schober, director of cultural
resources, will conduct a tour and sneak
peek of the new underground archeo-
logical exhibit. Along the way learn
about the dynamic history and ecology
of Punta Rassa, Pine Island Sound and
Estero Bay. This new exhibit at The
Mound House offers a rare opportunity
to walk in an actual Calusa shell mound
to observe its construction, its layers
and to see this cross section of 2,000
years of Southwest Florida history.
Reservations are required as space is
limited. Cost for this unique opportu-
nity is $45 per person which includes a
donation to The Mound House Cultural
Resources Center. This Cruise into the
Past will depart Punta Rassa at 9 a.m.
on Friday July 23 and return to Punta
Rassa at 1:30 p.m.
Additional information and reserva-
tions may be obtained by calling Captiva
Cruises at 472-5300.5
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Captiva Cruises catamaran captains pose with the Shell Point Village group that went for
an afternoon river cruise in June
Group of 24 Shell Point Village residents boarded Captiva Cruises' brand new
Santiva catamaran for a pleasure cruise in celebration of Father's Day. The
excursion was led by Captain George with eco-narration by Richard Finkel.
Passengers watched while program coordinator Bev Chandley literally unrolled and
assembled a serving table which was quickly covered with snacks, such as fresh water-
melon, brownies, cookies, nuts, cheeses, crackers and fresh berries. Cold beverages
were passed out to battle the summer heat.
In addition to enjoying a beautiful catamaran outing, the group heard Finkel explain
the importance of the estuary ecosystem and how without it life in Southwest Florida
would not have been possible.
The sunny and storm-free day spent out on the water was a great way to celebrate
From page 1
The playwright: Paul Lawrence is from
Providence, Rhode Island and writes for
both the stage and screen. Cynthia's
Lament was a finalist at the Sienna
College International Playwriting contest
and the First Flight Theatre New Play
Lone Wolves by Philip Hall from
Longboat Key, Florida
The story: Divorce is in the air. John
and his precocious daughter Barbra are
preparing to host a dinner for Annie
and her boyfriend. Annie is John's wife
- Barbra's mother. The four do a bizarre
social dance, feeling each other out, stak-
ing territory and evading the truth, at
least until John puts an end to the pro-
The playwright: Philip Hall is a com-
poser and playwright whose musicals for
young audiences are widely produced,
including The Very First Family, which
has been performed twice at the John F.
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
in Washington, DC, and The Legend of
Sleepy Hollow, which is produced inter-
nationally. He has also written the plays
70, Arion, and Lone Wolves. Hall began
his theatrical career as an actor, touring
the country in a variety of road compa-
nies, before turning to writing. He lives
on the gulf coast of Florida.
ELSEWHERE by Adam Szymkowicz
from Colchester, Connecticut
The story: When Teddy comes to
Celia's house to present a parcel, he
doesn't anticipate being invited for dinner.
When he comes to dinner, he doesn't
anticipate being invited to live there.
When he starts to live there, he doesn't
anticipate being drugged or buried. And
he certainly doesn't anticipate Amanda,
Celias's sister, nor she him. A drama
about the unexpected, unearthed and
The playwright: Adam Szymkowicz
graduated from The Juilliard School's Lila
Acheson Wallace American Playwrights
Program. He received his playwriting
MFA from Columbia University where he
was the dean's fellow. His work has been
produced throughout the U.S., and in
Canada, England, The Netherlands and
Lithuania. His plays have been presented
or developed at such places as MCC
Theater, Ars Nova, South Coast Rep,
Playwrights Horizons, The Lark, Kitchen
Dog, HotINK, Theatre of Note and
Studio Dante among others. Plays include
For up-to-date information
on all local beaches
Deflowering Waldo, Open Minds, Anne,
The Art Machine, Pretty Theft, Food For
Fish, Herbie, Incendiary, Old Fashioned
Cold Fusion, Bee Eater, Temporary
Everything, Susan Gets Some Play and
Nerve. Several of his plays have been
published by Dramatists Play Service.
Szymkowicz is a two-time Lincoln Center
Lecomte du Nouy Prize winner, a mem-
ber of the Dramatists Guild, the MCC
Playwright's Coalition and of the Ars
Nova Play Group. He is currently work-
ing on a commission from South Coast
The new play preview party is a fun-
draiser for Theatre Conspiracy's next
season. The evening will start with a
pre-show reception at 7 p.m. featuring
refreshments and hors d'oeuvres followed
at 8 p.m. by a scene reading from the
first script then a short intermission while
the stage is reset for the next reading.
The second reading will also be followed
by an intermission and at the completion
of the third scene the audience will have
the opportunity to discuss the scenes with
Theatre Conspiracy's Producing Artistic
Director Bill Taylor and then vote for
their favorite script.
THERIVER JULY16,2010 11
The winning play will be announced
and produced in October.
Tickets are $50 and will include the
pre-show reception, refreshments during
the intermissions and a voucher good
for one ticket to a performance of the
winning play in October. For reserva-
tions call the Theatre Conspiracy box
office at 936-3239 or purchase tickets
online at www.theatreconspiracy.org.
Theatre Conspiracy performs in the
Foulds Theatre in the Alliance of the Arts
at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort
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12 THERIVER JULY16,2010
Paul's First Tarpon
*. T |arpon fishing
Shad been slow
all week when
I long-time client
Paul Black from
m .. New Jersey called
me telling me he
._ -was coming to
town and wanted
to tarpon fish. I
have fished with Paul for about five
years and have never been able to close
the deal on a tarpon for him. His wife
Donna and his son Paul Jr. have both
caught tarpon while out fishing with me
but for some reason I have just not been
able to get Paul a tarpon to the boat.
Any way you could lose a tarpon it's
happened to Paul.We have had circle
hooks break in two, we have had fish
wrap around barnacle-encrusted pilings,
tarpon jumping and throwing the hook,
and fish that just plain came unstuck for
no reason at all. What's worse than the
lost fish is his wife has landed several tar-
pon and on one trip even did it on back-
to-back casts. If I remember right, on that
same trip a few years ago I had Paul cast
to where Donna had just hooked the last
two fish; I cast her bait to where Paul
had been fishing for more than a hour
without a bite. Within five minutes she
was hooked up again. She really likes to
rib him about his bad luck with tarpon
As we headed out I explained there
just had not been many tarpon around
this week but if he wanted to give it a
shot we could go try. Running up to my
first spot of the day, Foster's Point on
North Captiva, we shut down and troll-
ing-motored around looking for rolling
fish. After 20 minutes or so we continued
north looking around Captiva Pass and
Useppa without seeing a single fish roll. I
headed back south to one of my favorite
sand holes south of Captiva Rocks and
dropped anchor. After soaking some
cut baits for a hour or so we caught a
few blacktip sharks but still did not see a
single rolling tarpon.
After no luck up north I decided to go
bend the rod on some blacktip sharks.
After a half-hour or so of non-stop black-
tip shark action on light tackle, Paul had
a smile on his face and I knew just where
we were going to go camp out for one
last shot at a tarpon. Cruising back south
I pulled up to my GPS mark anchored
up, set out the cut bait spread and
handed off the live bait rod. After about
an hour we had a few big shark runs on
the cut baits but still had not even seen a
Then it happened. A tarpon must
have picked up one of the cut baits,
breaking the line and jumping twice
within 30 feet of the boat. Now I felt bet-
ter that we might have a chance and was
ready to sit for a while. Within a half-hour
of seeing the tarpon, Paul hooked a tar-
pon on the live bait rod. The fish jumped
the first time and stayed hooked as I
quickly cleared the other rods. Then it
happened again. The fish jumped and the
hook came loose. It was nothing Paul did
wrong, it just happened and it's all part
of tarpon fishing but come on, give the
guy a break. We both just looked at each
other knowing that might have been the
only shot at a tarpon for the trip.
Resetting the cut bait rods I placed
them in the holders and put a fresh pin-
fish on for Paul. He cast out the bait and
within 30 seconds of the bait hitting the
water there was the huge silver flash and
he was on again. The tarpon made a few
quick jumps as Paul bowed, keeping the
fish hooked up. I cleared the rods away
hoping this would be the one that would
stay stuck. The tarpon did not make
any really long runs so we stayed on the
anchor for awhile until the fish got closer
to the boat. Once the fish was within 20
feet of us it started doing circles around
the boat and I decided to pull the anchor
because I knew if a fish was ever going to
.. .. ..- ...
Tarpon are still around but just not in the
big numbers of last month
wrap and break off on the rope, it would
happen to Paul.
The 80-pound fish towed the boat for
about another 15 minutes before it got
close enough for me to touch the leader.
I really wanted to get a picture of Paul
and the fish and would have towed it up
on the sandbar, but after another few
minutes the fish broke off. We put the
rod away and headed in, both all smiles.
I don't know who was happier, Paul or
Finally we had done it after five years
and many lost fish. Congratulations, Paul.
Your first tarpon is always the hardest to
get and thanks for sticking with me.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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CROW Case Of The Week:
by Brian Johnson
T he fishing
pier at Fort
has been the scene
of a number of sea
turtle accidents in
On July 7 Fort
called to the pier
to pick up a Kemp's Ridley sea turtle
who had been caught by an angler and
reeled in. CROW staff had explained,
over the phone, the art of gently reeling
in a turtle, said Veterinarian Dr. Amber
DeHayes had no sooner headed off
for Sanibel with the turtle in a cooler
when another call came in about a
hooked sea turtle. So she turned around
and went back to the pier. Unfortunately,
when she arrived she learned the angler
had cut the line and the sea turtle had
vanished; CROW urges anglers never to
cut the line as it can very easily lead to
the turtle's death they ask that all sea
turtles be taken in to CROW so staff can
make sure they have not swallowed a
The Kemp's Ridley was pretty spunky
when she arrived," said Dr. Amber. You
could see the hook buried in her tongue.
She was flapping her flippers when we
picked her up."
They gave the 2.1-kilogram marine
creature pain medication and Valium,
Kemp's Ridley sea turtle having the hook removed from her tongue
during surgery at CROW
and planned for surgery later in the after-
noon. Because it would be such a short
procedure, they decided not to put her
under full anesthesia, which always car-
ries the risk of complications.
With the turtle under moderate seda-
tion, and her jaw propped open by a
speculum, Dr. Amber reached into her
mouth and pressed the hook further in so
she could cut off the barb. The hook had
completely pierced her tongue and the
curved tip was visible below the turtle's
"It had gone all the way through and
was sitting on the floor of her mouth,"
said Dr. Amber.
Kemp's Ridley sea turtle recuperating in a tank at CROW
Within 10 minutes, Dr. Amber man-
aged to clip off the barb and slip the
hook back through her tongue, finally rid-
ding it from the Kemp's Ridley's body.
"We took a radiograph afterwards to
make sure there was not another hook
in her stomach, and were happy to find
it clear," said Dr. Amber. "We put in her
a plastic tub for the night with a little bit
of water at the bottom to hydrate and
soothe her. She rested and was quiet all
the next day."
On Day 3 staff carried her down to
the salt water tank, where she put on an
impressive aquatic show. "She zipped
around in the tank, swimming up and
down," said Dr. Amber. "We sent her
home that day. Getting her back into her
natural environment with the healing salt
water of the gulf was the best thing we
could do for her. Her tongue should heal
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:
Catch And Release To Support
Trauma Services At Lee Memorial
TI ne atn annual Uavia Lee t0ooi, Jr. Memorial
Fishing Tournament will be held on Saturday, July
24. A mandatory captains' meeting is scheduled
for Friday, July 23 at 7 p.m. at D&D Matlacha Bait & .. f .
Tackle 3922 Pine Island Road, Matlacha. '-1
This is a catch, photograph and release tournament ., .
to benefit the Trauma Center at Lee Memorial Hospital.
The Root Family lost their son David to an automobile
accident. But thanks to the Trauma Unit, their son 4
Dustin was saved.
The entry fee is $50 per angler. There is no mini-
mum number of anglers required per boat, allowing for '
fishing by kayak or from the Matlacha fishing bridge. "
A barbeque follows the photo "weigh in," along with
prizes and a 50/50 and chance drawings.
Those not fishing but who want to attend the barbeque and help support the
Trauma Center may purchase tickets for $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and
All proceeds will benefit the Trauma Center at Lee Memorial Hospital to aid with
the treatment of the severely injured and to provide them the best chance for recovery.
For more information or to register, call Dave and Debbie at 282-9122 or go to
Sea Pork on Beach Not Harmful
ast end beachgoers last Friday reported various colored sponge-like clumps
along the shoreline at Sanibel Lighthouse Beach. The organisms have been
identified by the City of Sanibel Natural Resources Department as sea pork
Sea pork varies in size and color such as brown, beige, gray and black. These tuni-
cates are filter feeders. As such, these organisms improve local water quality and are
not harmful or dangerous. Their presence is normal in healthy marine fauna.4
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14 THERIVER JULY16,2010
by Gerri Reaves
A although Virginia creeper
quefolia) is native to
woodlands and hammocks, it will
volunteer just about anywhere.
Few plants can top this spe-
cies for adaptability. This fast-
growing member of the grape
family needs little maintenance
and will thrive in conditions that
would doom other plants.
Even if over-pruned, it will
keep coming back, offering beau-
ty, cover, and sought-after fruit
for birds and other wildlife.
Drought and salt tolerant, it
will grow in full sun or shade.
This capacity for survival quali-
fies it as a weed to some garden-
ers but a blessing for others.
If it offers itself as a ground-
cover or a cover for a fence or
trellis, consider accepting.
Also called woodbine or
five-leaved ivy, Virginia creeper
often grows intertwined with wild
muscadine grapevines, climb-
ing trees or walls or forming a
In fact, plant specialists cite
it as a useful groundcover in the
prevention of erosion.
Unfortunately, this native vine
is often confused with poison ivy
and pulled from the landscape.
Adaptable Virginia creeper climbs trees, fences, or
trellises and is also an effective groundcover for pre-
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The confusion derives from
the superficial similarity of the
vines' leaves; however, it's easy
to tell the two plants apart.
Virginia creeper's leaves are
occasionally composed of three
leaflets, but they almost always
have five. Poison ivy's have
Also, Virginia creeper's leaves
are toothed and pointed. Poison
ivy's are oval and often shiny.
When the vines are bearing
their tiny fruit, it's even easier
to differentiate the two. Virginia
creeper's tiny yellow-green flow- ,
ers ripen into purple-black clus-
ters of berries. The poisonous j -,
vine produces white berries. "
In the winter, Virginia creep-
er's leaves turn vivid red and
drop off. But don't be deceived
that the bare woody vine is dead.
In a short time, beautiful new
reddish growth will emerge. ..
creeper travels via tendrils and
adhesive disks, presenting two
landscape concerns: preventing This fruit will ripen into blue-black berries that are a
the vine from out-competing food source for birds and other wildlife
other desirable plants or trees by photos by Gerri Reaves
covering them with foliage, and
protecting surfaces and wood siding from the cup-like disks.
Virginia creeper roots easily from cuttings and will self-sow.
Sources: National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida; hort.ufl.edu; and
Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell.
Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create a
low-maintenance, drought-tolerant, hurricane- and pest-resistant South Florida land-
Bird Patrol Guided Tour
S ee the beautiful birds of
Bunche Beach with a bird
patrol guide on Sunday,
July 25 at 6 p.m.
Meet in the parking lot at
Bunche Beach in south Fort !iiiI
Myers, off Summerlin Road. Drive
south of John Morris Road until it
Bunche Beach is an excellent
location to spot both migrant and
resident wading and shorebirds
working the mudflats at low tide
due to the diversity of micro-inver-
This tour is free and provided
in cooperation with Lee County
Parks and Recreation, though
there may be a parking fee. Bring
binoculars, sun protection, shoes
that can get wet, a bottle of drink-
ing water, your curiosity and love
For more information call 707-
3015 or go to www.birdpatrol. -
he monthly meeting of the Fort
Myers Beach Yacht Club will be
held Wednesday, July 28 on the
top floor of Nervous Nellie's Crazy
Waterfront Eatery (formerly Snug
Harbor Restaurant) under the sky bridge
on Estero Island, 1131 First Street.
Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and
dinner is ordered off the menu start-
ing around 6. Potential new members
wishing to attend are invited to call
Commodore Tom Swanbeck for reserva-
tions and additional information at 292-
6284. You may also learn more about
the club at www.FMBYachtClub.org.
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The eighth annual Cattle Barons'
Ball will be held at the Robb &
Stucky Corporate Headquarters,
announced event chairperson Cyndie
Grimes. The American Cancer Society
(ACS) event, one of the most unique
and largest fundraisers in Lee County,
will be held January 22.
"We are excited that Robb & Stucky is
this year's venue," said Grimes. "It's the
ideal size and location for us to saddle up
for the best night of western fun all in the
name of raising money to fight cancer."
Each year top executives and com-
munity leaders unite to support and enjoy
one of the most entertaining, imagina-
tive and rewarding events in Southwest
Florida. Guests don casual western wear,
enjoy top cuisine and rub elbows while
supporting the fight against cancer, the
nation's #1 public health concern. Since
the Cattle Barons' Ball debut in 2004,
nearly $3 million has been raised in sup-
port of the American Cancer Society,
which uses its century of experience and
unwavering commitment to beat cancer
by helping people stay well, get well, find
cures and fight back.
For nearly a century, the American
Cancer Society has fought for every
birthday threatened by all types of cancer
throughout each community. By taking
what they've learned through research
and turned it into what they do, ACS has
contributed to a 15 percent decrease in
the overall cancer death rate between the
early 1990s and 2005. This means about
650,000 cancer deaths were avoided
thus creating the potential for more
birthday celebrations. Overall, 11 million
cancer survivors in America will celebrate
another birthday this year.
For information on sponsorships for
the Cattle Barons' Ball, contact Beth
Hayes at the American Cancer Society
at 936-1113, ext. 3909 or beth.hayes@
THERIVER JULY16,2010 15
More Bands Booked For Concert
To Benefit Harry Chapin Food Bank
hree additional bands have been booked for a benefit concert which will
provide food and financial assistance for the Harry Chapin Food Bank. The
special concert of bands will be held at Valerie's Lounge, 17264 San Carlos
Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach, beginning at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, July 17.
Those attending are asked to donate a minimum of five nonperishable food items
or $5 as admission.
Headlining the concert will be the band Strange Arrangement, playing at 3:30.
Additional bands appearing will be Long Story Short at 2:15, The Drunk Monkeys
at 5, the TJ Kelly Band at 7; Jeff "carbomb" Lyons at 8, and Wholetones at 9.
The Pillow Tramp band will play following the Wholetones until closing. Jet Sound
Productions is donating all sound and lighting for the event.
Attendees can also participate in a raffle for a Fender Strato Caster guitar, with the
winning ticket number being drawn at 8 p.m. The guitar is being donated by Rick's
Music and Electronics.
The benefit concert is being organized by Florida Gulf Coast University student Nick
Forster as part of his Civic Engagement class, in which students select and become
involved with a non-profit organization. Forster selected the Harry Chapin Food Bank
because he believes the increase in unemployment, economic recession, and the
recent winter freeze have increased the need for food banks in the area.
For more information call Forster at 834-9132.0
Homeless Coalition And Veterans
Foundation Host Art Exhibit
The Lee County Homeless Coalition and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter
594 invite the community, especially veterans, to attend the Doors without
Homes art exhibit on Wednesday, July 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Invest in
America's Veterans Foundation, located at 3100 Del Prado Boulevard South in
Cape Coral. The featured artist is JR Roberts, a Vietnam veteran. The idea of the
exhibit is to publicize the tragedy of homeless among our nation's veterans. All funds
raised will benefit homeless veterans.
For more details about the art exhibit or to learn more about America's Veterans
Foundation, call 541-8704.
Exhibit In Cape
ADoors without Homes Art Exhibit
will be held at the Invest in
America's Veterans Foundation,
3100 Del Prado Boulevard South in
Cape Coral on Wednesday, July 28,
from 5 to 7 p.m. It will be in Building 3,
The Veterans Foundation is located
behind its Thrift Shop on 3108 Del
Prado Boulevard, which is in the Del
Prado Outlet Center, adjacent to Hooters
The exhibiting artist is JR Roberts, a
Vietnam Veteran. The idea of the exhibit
is to publicize the tragedy of homeless
among our nation's veterans. All funds
raised at the exhibit will benefit homeless
For more information, call the founda-
tion at 541-8704.
Island designer Michael Diaz will be
presenting The Michael Diaz 2010
Fall Collection for Florida Women
on Thursday, August 26 at Royal Palm
Yacht Club, 2360 W. First Street, Fort
Myers, from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Buffet lunch will be served while view-
ing Diaz's fashions and hearing from
the designer himself. The fall collection
may be purchased at the event or special
Cost is $30 for lunch and the pre-
sentation. Cash and credit cards will be
accepted at the door. Each guest will
receive a gift bag with items and dis-
counts from local vendors valued at over
$100. RSVP by August 24 by calling
Free Class On
HUD 1 And GFE
is holding a
free class for mort-
gage brokers and
lenders on the new
HUD 1 settlement
statement and good
faith estimate (GFE)
The class will
take place at Title
Junction, 6313 Jennifer Ferri
Suite C, Fort Myers on July 21 at 10
a.m. conducted by Jennifer Ferri.
Call 415-6574 or email swylie@title-
junction.com to RSVP and reserve a
oft W". $4
16 THERIVER JULY16,2010
Larry Young, USA Race Walk/Sculpture
Allison Wagner, USA, Swimming/Painting
United States alone, it is estimated that
40 million Americans will play at least
one game of softball during a year mak-
ing it the most popular participant sport
in the nation. Common disciplines include
fast pitch and slow pitch, but the sport
also has a modified pitch, arena softball,
wheelchair softball and beach softball.
Through the collaborative effort of
AOTO and ISF, the Softball Showcase
will present guests an opportunity to
learn about the evolution of softball
from its origin to the debut of women's
fast pitch softball at the 1996 Games in
Atlanta to the world championships.
The exhibit will be on display at the
Al Oerter Center of Excellence until
Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Sundays,
Monday and holidays. For entrance dur-
ing regular hours, AOTO is offering a
special admission rate of $2.
For general museum information, visit
www.artoftheolympians.com or 335-
5055. For more information on the ISF,
Bob Beamon, USA Long Jump/Graphic
Martin Hagen, USA Biathlon/Sculpture Design
I~MDel si/ Bign
Skip Cutting, USA Cycling/Painting &
From page 1
Art Of Olympians
Softball is a sport celebrated and
played by men and women both recre-
ationally and competitively in ISF's 128
affiliated countries resulting in millions of
participants in the sport worldwide. In the
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Updated oil spill map: Miami and South Florida could get hit, but less than one percent
chance it will hit Southwest Florida
From page 1
Oil Will Not Impact
Unfortunately, other much more dis-
tant areas of Florida, including the Florida
Panhandle, have already seen beaches lit-
tered with tar balls. The agency predicts a A northern gannett paddles along in the
low probability of oiling, for these areas. clear gulf water
From page 1
Oil Free Coastline
which had been
rescued and ,s
being oiled in the
Gulf Coast waters,
were set free
before a crowd
of onlookers at
under the direc-
tion of the Unified ,
Houma, Mobile Wildlife officials release some of the 11 northern gannets into the
and Miami with Gulf of Mexico off Sanibel
the National Park Service
(NPS), U.S. Coast Guard,
Louisiana Department of
Wildlife and Fisheries, and the
City of Sanibel.
Officials chose Sanibel as a
release site based on three cri-
teria, said Dr. Jenny Powers,
the NPS wildlife veterinarian
who accompanied the birds
from New Orleans.
First is the suitability of
habitat and then the oil trajec-,
tory and weather," she said. .
The release site also needs to
be close to an airport.
Because Sanibel Island lies Northern gannet stepped out of the crate into the warm
well outside the area that will gulf water off the Sanibel beach
likely be affected by oil-spill
impact (experts predict a one percent likelihood of impact) and is similar in environ-
ment to the birds' homelands along the Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi coast, and
within the species' home range, it made an ideal release spot.
The birds had been rescued and treated by various agencies in the Gulf Coast
states. They were in rehabilitation for 10 to 14 days, according to Dr. Powers.
Pelicans have among the best recovery rates among birds impacted by oil, she
added. On Sanibel, the pelicans were released at water's edge following the release of
the gannets directly into the water.
A crowd of media, refuge staff, and beach-goers gathered to applaud their flawless
Rehabilitation center staff banded the birds' legs with alpha-numeric red bands, as
well as traditional aluminum bands. The red bands allow birdwatchers to more easily
identify the birds and the public is requested to help in reporting any sightings to the
refuge or at 800-327-BAND.
We've only released immature birds up to this point, and they often return to near
the vicinity they came from," said Dr. Powers. We don't know what the adults will
THERIVER JULY16,2010 17
Southwest Florida's only nonprofit
classical ballet school will be hold-
ing open placement classes for
new students of all levels, ages three
to 18, for the 2010-2011 school year.
The classes are held Thursday through
Saturday, August 19 through 21.
Regular classes begin Monday, August
23. Adult registration is also currently
New students are required to attend
a complimentary placement class
prior to the beginning of the semester.
Registration information will be available
immediately following the class and is
also posted online at www.gulfshoreballet.
org. If prospective students are unable to
attend on these dates, an alternate time
may be scheduled by calling the office at
590-6191 or mailing office@gulfshore-
ballet.org. After the preliminary class,
students are placed in the level that best
suits their abilities and experience.
Gulfshore Ballet now offers an open
teen ballet class for beginner and interme-
diate levels and for those students looking
to supplement their current dance instruc-
tion but cannot commit to the full curric-
ulum-based schedule. These classes are
more casual and fees are paid by class or
through a class card system, instead of by
Adults (18 and up) are invited to regis-
ter on an ongoing basis and attend a free
Gulfshore Ballet offers high-quality
training in small class settings designed
Love That Dress
The Royal Shell Companies,
Norman Love Confections and
The Timbers Restaurant will host
Sanibel's very first Love That Dress
collection party benefitting The PACE
Center for Girls of Lee County. This
girls night out party will take place at
Tahitian Gardens, 1975 Periwinkle Way
on Tuesday, August 10 from 5 to 7
"It has always been a part of the Royal
Shell culture to give back to the commu-
nity and this event is a wonderful oppor-
tunity for us to do that," said Randy Bacik
of The Royal Shell Companies. "Aligning
ourselves as a sponsor in the company
of Norman Love Confections and The
Timbers Restaurant will most assuredly
make this one of our finer events."
Admission is one gently used dress
(more will be gratefully accepted). Bring a
friend and a digital camera to Adventures
in Paradise Outfitters in Tahitian Gardens
for wine, hors d'oeuvres, Chinese auction
items and get ready for fun; all for a very
good cause. Tahitian Garden's merchants
have a special night planned. RSVP by
Last year's Love That Dress debut
was a huge success and this year's
event is creating quite a buzz throughout
Lee County. Where else can a woman
to fit the students' individual needs. The
school's classical ballet curriculum includes
ballet, pointe, and variations instruction
through several levels ranging from begin-
ner to pre-professional advanced.
The highly acclaimed faculty of sea-
soned dancers includes Executive Director
Roberto Munoz, Artistic Director Melinda
Roy, and head of Children's Division
Lisa Tafel. Munoz has taught and danced
professionally around the world, includ-
ing the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater and the
International Ballet of Caracas. Roy, a
Tony award nominee, was a principal
dancer with the New York City Ballet and
has choreographed several Broadway
shows. Tafel, who also works with Lee
County Public Schools, began her ballet
training at the age of six in her native
Rhode Island and has taught dance and
fitness for nearly 20 years. Gulfshore
Ballet brings dancers from the New
York City Ballet to Southwest Florida
every year for performances, fundrais-
ing events, and master classes, exposing
students to some of the world's best
Alumni of Gulfshore Ballet's cur-
riculum have been accepted into the
prestigious School of American Ballet
in Manhattan, Miami City Ballet, Pacific
North West Ballet (PNB), Pittsburgh Ballet
Theater, and Orlando Ballet, among oth-
Registration packets and additional
information can be found on the website
Interested parents and students should
contact Gulfshore Ballet for further details
and more information at 590-6191 or
email@example.com. The school
office will reopen from summer closure
enhance her wardrobe, save money,
network and benefit a worthwhile cause?
In September at the Embassy Suites in
Estero, all the gently used dresses will be
sold with 100 percent of the proceeds
PACE is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organiza-
tion that offers year-round counseling and
academic services for girls, ages 12 to
18, facing challenges such as foster care,
domestic violence, abuse and neglect,
death of a parent, substance abuse and/
or family history of incarceration. For
additional information, visit www.pace-
earn the social dances of the 17th,
18th and 19th centuries at Wa-ke
Hatchee Recreation Center this
summer. Lessons are free after a one-
time payment of $10 which covers a
Lessons will be held on Tuesdays
through August 24 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Dress is casual, wear flat shoes with non-
slip soles. Partners are not necessary and
beginners are welcome.
Contact Gillian Carney at 603-9828
to register or email fortmyersdancers@
hotmail.com. Wa-ke Hatchee Recreation
Center is at 16355 Summerlin Road in
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submitted by Dr. Max J. Kalm
Three years ago, Junior
Achievement of Southwest Florida
started an annual program entitled
CEO Academy. This activity involves
juniors and seniors from high schools in
Collier and Lee counties in a one-week
program in which they must develop a
business plan for a new business.
Students come together at Florida Gulf
Coast University, form teams of four or
five, and with the help of business volun-
teers and college mentors including mem-
bers of the Small Business Development
Center, they learn how to put together
a complete business plan. But first, they
must come up with a novel idea for an
activity that will earn them a proper
income. They must do all this in just four
This year, there were four teams com-
peting and as before, they came up with
some wonderful ideas for new businesses.
Team No. 1 presented the plan for
Property Medic LLC, a company that
would convert distressed foreclosed
homes held by banks into saleable real
estate. They would accomplish this by
having a staff of craftspeople such as
plumbers, carpenters, electricians and
even landscape gardeners completely ren-
ovate the properties until they are ready
to be sold. They would sell this service
to the banks holding the mortgages for
Winners, Property Medic, from left: Kevin Gonzalez, Tyler Elizabeth Marshall, Chase Malt,
Alexa Utter, Malcolm Stevens with Connie Ramos-Williams of Junior Achievement
these properties, thus saving a bank from
having to find the needed craftspeople to
do the work. Not only do they convert
these homes into saleable condition, but
they create jobs, and they help improve
neighborhoods. The banks, in using their
service, save money and manpower by
getting rid of their inventory of foreclosed
Team No. 2 came up with Tips
that stands for Team Injury Prevention
Service. They would develop seminars
and a day camp to teach high school
and college athletes ways to prevent
sport injuries. The company would have
a staff of people trained in this field led
by a sports physician. Their services
would be sold to the schools and colleges
in the hopes that they would reduce or
prevent sports injuries. It is also felt that
Local Company Partners With
Builders Care To Help Local Family
At the official completion at the project, Loraine Bryner and Holly Olson of Advanced
Closet & Storage with homeowner Mrs. House
Advanced Closet & Storage joined Builders Care to assist with the remodel
of the home of grandmother Mrs. House and two teenagers in Dunbar.
Advanced Closet & Storage built and installed the closets for the home during
the largest extreme home remodel completed by Builders Care this year.
Through a partnership with State Housing Initiatives Program and the help of local
subcontractors, BIA members such as Advanced Closet & Storage, and many volun-
teers, Builders Care completed more than $65,000 in construction repairs to the fam-
ily's home in just 14 days.4
the schools' liability insurance premiums
would be lowered for those using this
Team No. 3 came up with iApllied, a
firm that would help teens to find sum-
mer or part time jobs. The company
provides a simple application form to be
filled out by the teens that is then sent to
all prospective employers such as Publix,
Wal-Mart, Target, etc. There would be
a one time $15 fee for each student
enrolled in the program and the company
would market its services to the students.
Team No. 4 developed a product
called Vita Gum. This was a sugar-free
chewing gum coated with the daily mini-
mum requirement of vitamins and miner-
als. They planned to manufacture this
gum themselves and then sell the product
to retailers who already sell chewing gum.
Needs Of Three
by Jennifer Basey
f you're a
S Generation X -
S the age group born
and 1981 you
may well be in the
busiest time of your
life. You're prob-
ably in the early
to middle stages
of your career, for one thing, and if
you have children, they're likely still at
home. Yet despite the hectic nature of
your days, you still have to look after
the financial concerns of your children,
yourself and possibly even your parents.
This three-generational effort may seem
challenging, but with some planning and
persistence, you can help your family
make progress toward a variety of goals.
To begin with, let's consider the
needs of your children. Obviously, you're
already providing for their living expens-
es, so from an investment point of view,
your biggest concern may be how you'll
help them pay for college. Here's a sug-
gestion: Put time on your side and start
saving as soon as possible. You might
want to consider opening a 529 college
The judge's panel, comprised of
Junior Achievement Business Hall of
Fame laureates, challenged each team
with difficult questions about their propos-
als. The judges were: Amy Gravina of
Gravina Smith Matte & Arnold; Samira
Beckwith of Hope Healthcare Services;
Steve Pontius of Waterman Broadcasting;
Dr. Paul Jones founder of Anchor
Health Systems; and Al Reynolds of
WilsonMiller. The winner was Property
To come up with such new ideas and
then develop them into a complete busi-
ness plan with financial in just four days
is an amazing feat and high credit must
go to both the students and their men-
tors. But the highest praise must go to
Junior Achievement who administer this
program and whose sole function is to
teach K-12 students about business and
economics. They achieve this by having
volunteers from the business world and
academia teach the programs created
by Junior Achievement, Inc. No other
program utilizes volunteers from the real
business world to bring reality to the text-
Our heartiest congratulations go to all
the participating students and especially
to the winning team. We also extend
our heartfelt thanks to the volunteers
who worked with the students and to the
judges. Kudos also to the staff of Junior
Achievement for sponsoring and adminis-
tering this program.
To learn more, call the Junior
Achievement office at 225-2590.5
savings plan, which offers potential tax
Saving for college is important but
so is saving for your own retirement.
Consequently, you'll have to find the right
balance of resources to devote to these
two goals. To avoid shortchanging your-
self, take full advantage of your 401(k) or
similar employer-sponsored retirement
plan. Contribute as much as you can
afford right now, and whenever you get
a raise, increase your contributions. At
the very least, put in enough to earn your
employer's matching contribution, if one
is offered. Your 401(k) accumulates on a
tax-deferred basis, and your contributions
are generally made with pretax dollars, so
the more you put in, the lower your tax-
You aren't confined to investing in
a 401(k), either, because you can also
put money into a traditional IRA, which
accumulates tax deferred, or a Roth IRA,
which accumulates tax free, provided
you're at least age 59V2 when you start
making withdrawals and you've held your
account at least five years.
Once you've started saving for col-
lege for your kids and investing for your
own retirement, you've got one more
generation to consider the older one.
For example, you'll need to make sure
your parents have adequate financial
protection for their health care expenses.
If your parents have saved and invested
throughout their lives, they may not need
any financial help from you but that
doesn't mean you'll never be called upon
to straighten out their affairs. That's why
continued on page 19
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Lee Wireless Firm
The Fort Myers Regional
Partnership, Lee County's
Economic Development Office,
has announced that the county has
approved financial incentives for Interop
Technologies to support its expansion
plans, creating 15 new jobs in Lee
County over the next year.
As part of the expansion, Interop will
receive $75,000 in incentives from the
Lee County Job Opportunity program.
The expansion will have an estimated
$2.1 million economic impact to Lee
County over the next year.
"Interop Technologies is the type of
business we continue to see more of in
Southwest Florida," stated Jim Moore,
executive director of the Fort Myers
Regional Partnership, Lee County's
Economic Development Office. "They
are technically savvy, require an educated
workforce and are looking for a robust
business climate and an outstanding qual-
ity of life for their employees."
Patricia Heath, CFO, Interop
Technologies, said, "Interop Technologies
is excited about the growth we are expe-
riencing, which stems from the innovative
and powerful solutions we provide to
mobile operators and service providers.
At the same time, we're happy to be able
to contribute to the economic health of
Lee County and provide jobs to quali-
field candidates who are interested in our
Interop Technologies was founded in
2002 by John Dwyer, current president
and CEO. He is a 20-year veteran of the
wireless industry, having held several posi-
tions at Ameritech Cellular and serving as
chief operating officer for Wireless One
Network until its successful sale to AT&T
in 2000. He was a founding member
of the Cellular Telecommunications and
Internet Association and served on the
board of directors from 1984 through
2000 and as chairman of the board in
1995 and 1996.
Under Dwyer's leadership, Interop
Technologies provides core wireless solu-
tions for messaging, device management
and connectivity gateways.
The company has grown from the
original network operations center (NOC)
and data center based in Fort Myers to a
new corporate headquarters, also in Fort
Myers. The company has increased in
size from the original six team members
to more than 100 employees.
The Fort Myers Regional Partnership
works to attract new and diversified busi-
nesses resulting in high-wage, high-skilled
jobs; retains and encourages the expan-
sion of existing businesses and improves
the overall business environment. Lee
County is a thriving business community
with a highly regarded airport, significant
corporate development and real estate
Lee County offers $25 million in
business location or expansion incen-
tives. For more information, visit
he Southwest Florida Community
Foundation (SWFLCF) has
appointed four community profes-
sionals to serve on its board of trustees.
They are: Darren Robertshaw, Sandy
Robinson, Robbie Roepstorff and Bob
Roepstorff, president of Edison
National Bank, has served as an advisory
board representative from SWFLCF's
Good Neighbor Community Foundation
of Sanibel-Captiva division.
Likewise, Robertshaw, vice president
of the Hospitality Group for Trianon
Hotel Company, has served as an advi-
sory board member from the Bonita
Springs Community Foundation division.
Robinson is president of Northern
Trust's Fort Myers office and is a resi-
dent of Bonita Springs. He serves on
several organizational boards that serve
Wigley is one of the original found-
ers of SWFLCF's Good Neighbor
Community Foundation of Sanibel-
Captiva division. Having retired from
business, he serves on various boards in
the community, residing on Sanibel.
The Southwest Florida Community
Foundation also gratefully acknowledges
the service of outgoing trustees Guy
Emerich, Jim Nathan, John Pollock
and Will Prather. Emerich, Nathan, and
Rather will continue to serve as senior
The Southwest Florida Community
Foundation has been supporting the
communities of Lee, Charlotte, Collier,
Glades and Hendry counties for over 33
years. Through 331 endowed funds, the
foundation has provided more than $46
million in grants and scholarships to the
communities it serves. For more informa-
tion, call 274-5900 or visit www.florid-
From page 18
now is the perfect time to ask your par-
ents some key questions: Where are your
assets located? Do you have a will? How
about a durable power of attorney? You
might think these inquiries will make you
sound "selfish," but the opposite is true:
The more you know about your parents'
financial situation and estate plans, the
bigger help you'll be to them, and to
other members of your family, if the day
arrives when your parents need some
It may not always be easy to act on
behalf of three generations but it's
worth the effort.
Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor
in Fort Myers. She can be reached at
20 THERIVER JULY16,2010
LaBron James Joins Art Modell
On Sports Hate List In Cleveland
by Ed Frank
O n November 6, 1995, Art Modell, owner of the
Cleveland Browns, announced he was moving his
football team to Baltimore, setting off an outrage in
Cleveland that reverberates still today.
Modell was labeled "the most hated man in Cleveland," a
dubious title that he may finally relinquish to LeBron James.
Now a villain in Cleveland, but a new hero in Miami, James'
decision last week to depart his hometown for South Beach
ranks right up there with other sports moves that are historic.
The debate whether Modell or James is the most hated in
Cleveland will linger for years just as so many other controversial
departures remain bitter to many even decades after the moves took place.
There are those who tell you they stopped watching baseball when the Brooklyn
Dodgers and the New York Giants moved to California half a century ago. That's a
long time not watching baseball.
And what about the 1984 midnight ride of Bob Irsay when he secretly moved
his Baltimore Colts to Indianapolis in the dead of night? Although Baltimore later
got Modell's Cleveland franchise, many to this day argue and complain about Irsay's
"It's one thing he stole our team, it's another that he also stole our name," is a
quote heard so often from Baltimore faithful.
Modell never returned to Cleveland after he made the move even though Cleveland
was awarded an NFL expansion team and a new stadium three years later.
"I still love Cleveland. Nobody could ever take that love away from me," the
85-year-old Modell said shortly after LaBron disclosed on his television spectacular that
he was ditching the Cavaliers for the Miami Heat.
No question that LaBron teaming with Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade will make
the Heat the team to beat in the NBA Eastern Division. But you also can understand
the pain in rust-belt Cleveland, a city that has waited longer than any other with three
major sports franchises to win a title.
The last time a Cleveland professional team won a title was 1964 when the
Cleveland Browns won the NFL championship pre-Super Bowl.
James' former Cavaliers have never won an NBA title and it has been 62 years
since the Cleveland Indians won the World Series.
Although Modell has never returned to Cleveland, James will come back twice next
season when the Heat faces the Cavaliers.
You can bet he'll have plenty of security around him.
Want a Chance to Play in Next Year's Ace Group Classic Pro-Am?
Octagon Golf, the corporation that runs the annual Ace Group Classic golf tourna-
ment each February, recently announced a new series of golf tournaments in our area
with one lucky participant winning a playing spot in the official Pro-Am.
Called the Seminole Casino Golf Series, the tournaments are open to all amateur
golfers and will take place over six consecutive months at various golf courses in
Southwest Florida. The dates are July 24 through December 4.
The Seminole Casino and Lumpy's Golf are co-sponsors.
For each tournament attended, golfers will receive an entry into a year-end draw-
ing for a playing spot in next February's Pro-Am and a $2,500 shopping spree at
Lumpy's or a $2,500 Seminole Casino package.
Further information on the golf series is available at www.theacegroupclassic.com/
Miracle Begin Eight-Game Home Stand Sunday
The Fort Myers Miracle baseball team returns home to Hammond Stadium Sunday
to begin an eight-game home stand against Lakeland and Brevard County.
The Miracle began the week with a second-half season record of 6-10, 4-1/2
games behind first-place St. Lucie in the Florida State League South Division. The first
pitch Sunday is 4:05 p.m.
Former Miracle Alex Casilla, an infielder for the Minnesota Twins, played with his
former club earlier this week in a rehab assignment. Casilla hit .331 in 78 games with
the Miracle in 2006.0
Coming Soon To A Sofa Near You
The Girl With The Dragon
by Priscilla Friedersdorf
T his film, The
Girl With The
A Dragon Tattoo,
is based on the first
book of the trilogy by
Swedish author Stieg
These books are
currently at the top of
all best seller lists and
are the publishing
sensations of the year.
Investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist
(Michael Nyqvist) is hired by a wealthy man
to solve the mystery of a young woman, his
niece, missing for 40 years and presumed .
dead. Blomkvist joins forces in his quest
with a brilliant computer hacker Lisbeth
Salander (Noomi Rapace); the multi-
pierced and heavily tattooed girl of the title.
Salander represents the new feminine ideal;
a free-spirited, androgynous hellian. Her
relationship with Blomkvist is warm but
detached; sexual, but on her terms.
This film is an edge-of-your-seat, fast- The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
paced thriller; your interest will never flag. It
has just been released on DVD while still being shown at first run theaters. Be warned,
there are a couple of horrific and brutal sex scenes but the evil perpetrator gets his
comeuppance in similar acts of brutality performed by the clever, cunning 'Girl' of the
This documentary, subtitled The last ride of the American Cowboy, follows sheep-
herders as they trail their flocks into Montana's Beartooth Mountains. Filmed in the
summer of 2003, Sweet Grass is a stunningly beautiful elegy to the dying practice by
ranchers to graze their sheep on the lush grasses of summer mountain pastures. The
cowboys travel hundreds of miles through gorgeous landscapes; green valleys, snow
covered fields and the harrowing perils of narrow ridges all teeming with hungry wolves
and grizzly bears.
Some of the shepherds
are older and suffer the .
infirmities of years of this
occupation but the most tell-
ing reaction to the isolation,
fatigue and frustration is rep-
resented by a young shep-
herd. He vents his anger by
shouting while on horseback. .
a long string of obscenities
directed into the cool, uncar-
ing mountains. This X-rated
diatribe may be off-putting
for some viewers but it is
part and parcel of the reason
Sweet Grass may be our last
chance to witness this disap-
pearing way of life. Sweetgrass
All About Color Opening
Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs will have an opening reception and open
house on Friday, July 23 for All About Color. It will run from 6 to 8 p.m.
The center is at 26100 Old 41 Road.The event is free and open to the pub-
This show encourages artists to have fun with color. Inspiration comes from
Caribbean islands, summer festivals, vivid blooms, travel abroad and local venues.
The exhibition will remain on display through August 26.
Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.
For information call 495-8989 or log onto www.artcenterbonita.org.0
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Fort Myers Lawyer
Receives Merit Award
Suis E. Insignares, a Fort Myers attor-
ney specializing in marital and fam-
ily law, received the Chair's Award of
Outstanding Merit at the Florida Bar's annual
conference which took place June 23 through
26 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.
In recognition of dedication, leadership
and outstanding service in achieving the goals
of family law. The award was presented to
Insignares as he completes his tenure as editor
for The Commentator, the official publication
of the family law section of the Florida Bar.
A practicing lawyer since 1989, Insignares
managed the family law division of one of
Southwest Florida's largest law firms before
starting his own practice in 2000.
He is the author of various articles on marital
and family law issues in and has written exten-
sively for The Commentator and the Florida
Bar Journal. He is also a member of the execu-
tive council of the Family Law Section of the
Luis E. Insignares
Florida Bar, which is the governing body of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar.
A member of the Board of the Lee County Legal Aid Society, Insignares has
served on the board of the Harry Chapin Food Bank. He is past chairman of the 20th
Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.0
V veteran marketers Susan Bennett of
Susan Bennett Marketing & Media
and Deborah Shane of Train With
Shane are teaming up to help area not-
for-profit organizations learn more about
social media and how to integrate it with
Bennett and Shane will conduct two
four-hour workshops on the topic July
24 and August 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
at The Enterprise Center, 3903 Martin
Luther King, Jr., Boulevard in Fort Myers.
"Deborah and I jointly presented a
social media workshop for child care cen-
ter directors recently and several of the
participants asked for more training than
we could deliver in the initial two-hour
session," Bennett said. "We'll show them
how to partner traditional marketing with
social media and give them hands-on
experience in how to set up a Facebook
Shane said different content will be
shared at each of the two workshops,
although attendance at both is not a
"In the first workshop, we'll talk about
easy-to-do traditional marketing ideas and
show how those can be used in an email
marketing strategy. The second session
will be all about social media, including
Twitter and Facebook strategy," Shane
Cost to attend both workshops is $60,
including a light lunch and conference
materials. Single workshop attendance
also is available for $40, including a light
lunch and conference materials.
A limited number of partial scholar-
ships are offered by the Southwest
Florida Community Foundation to 501(c)3
organizations. For more information or
to register for the workshops, visit www.
Trainwithshane.com or call 985-9844.0
To Virtual Training
Area trainers and developers have
a unique opportunity to learn how
to successfully conduct instructor-
led virtual training on Wednesday, July
21. Join members of the Southwest
Florida Chapter of the American Society
for Training and Development (ASTD) for
dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn, on the
northeast corner of Summerlin Road and
The presenter will be Janet Franzese,
career coach and owner, Grindstone
Development, Inc., of Fort Myers. As an
expert who conducts virtual training as
far away as India, Franzese will present
Beyond the Webinar: Virtual Instructor-
During the session, she will explain
virtual training, show how it works, dis-
cuss its pros and cons, and define needed
skills. To cap off the evening, attendees
will experience a mini training session.
Cost for the meeting, including din-
ner, is $20 for members; $25 for non-
members and guests. To register, send
an e-mail to email@example.com.
Registration deadline: Monday, July 19.0
Lee Wins Award
L ee County received an
Achievement Award from the
National Association of Counties.
Now in its 41st year, the Achievement
Awards honored Lee County's FIRST
Initiative program for its collaborative
efforts to promote quality, efficient and
responsive management and administra-
"The FIRST Initiative location and
expansion incentives were established
as part of our ongoing commitment to
expand local companies and attract new
and diverse businesses to the area," said
Jim Moore, executive director of the
Fort Myers Regional Partnership, Lee
County's Economic Development Office.
"In addition to $25 million in financial
incentives, Lee County offers a growing
business community and market advan-
tages such as low corporate income tax,
no personal income tax, affordable com-
mercial and residential real estate and an
"Providing a business-friendly govern-
ment environment inclusive of all our
county operations is key to our continued
success as a growing and thriving mar-
ket," said Lee County Commissioner Ray
Following evaluation by the Lee
County Economic Development Office,
FIRST Initiative application recommenda-
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For up-to-date information on the local beaches
Southwest Florida College's
Student Clubs Host Rummage Sale
wo student run clubs at Southwest Florida College will be hosting a rummage
sale to support students in need. The sale will be held on Saturday, July 24
from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the covered parking space below the Fort Myers
campus on 1685 Medical Lane.
The event is open to the public and anyone is welcome to rent a table. Concessions
will be available for purchase and may include coffee, donuts and baked goods.
The Allied Health Club is fundraising to support children in need with valuable
school supplies. Their goal is to support 100 students this year. The IT Club is fund-
ing a scholarship for the IT students in order to help them pay for their certification
Vendors need to arrive by 6 a.m. to set up. The cost is $20 per table and sign-ups
need to be done in advance by calling the college at 939-4766 and asking for Ms.
Levine or Ms. Cohen. The sale will be held rain or shine.
Southwest Florida College is an accredited, private institution of higher learning
centrally located in Fort Myers, Tampa, Port Charlotte, and includes the Institute of
Interior Design located within the Miromar Design Center in Estero. The college offers
programs in health care, business, design, education, information technology and legal
studies. Its mission is to provide educational opportunities for individuals to acquire
knowledge and skills that will help prepare them for rewarding careers in fields with
high growth potential. For more information about enrolling, call toll free 888-526-
7973 or visit www.swfc.edu.0
tions are presented to the board of coun-
ty commissioners for final approval.
"Attracted by our supportive local
government and the $25 million in incen-
tives, more and more companies are call-
ing Lee County home including Algenol
Biofuels, Inc., Source Interlink and
Gartner, Inc., just to name a few, result-
ing in an overall improvement to our busi-
ness environment," noted Jennifer Berg,
marketing and communications director
for the Fort Myers Regional Partnership.
Over the last two years the county
awarded more than $12 million in incen-
tives and leveraged an additional $2.3
million in state funds for nine companies
that are expected to create over 1,000
high wage, high value jobs and an eco-
nomic impact of more than $474 million.
The National Association of Counties
(NACo) founded in 1935, provides
essential services to the nation's 3,068
counties. NACo advances issues with a
unified voice before the federal govern-
ment, improves the public's understand-
ing of county government, assists coun-
ties in finding and sharing innovative
solutions through education and research,
and provides value-added services to save
counties and taxpayers money.
The Fort Myers Regional Partnership
works to attract new and diversified busi-
nesses resulting in high-wage, high-skilled
jobs; retains and encourages the expan-
sion of existing businesses and improves
the overall business environment.
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Free Suicide Prevention Seminar
very week, more than 100 of our nation's youth die as a result of suicide. To
provide educators, law enforcement, youth leaders and anyone who works closely
ith young people with the tools and resources to recognize the warning signs
and identify at-risk behavior, the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition will present
a free suicide prevention training seminar on July 21 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the
United Way, 7275 Concourse Dr. in Fort Myers.
Designed for those working with youth in grades seven through 12, A Promise for
Tomorrow will be presented by Melissa Krone, an expert on suicide prevention from
the University Behavioral Center and the Jason Foundation, a nationally recognized,
not-for-profit provider of educational curriculums and training programs for students,
educators, youth workers and parents. Krone will give guidance on the following top-
Recognizing the warning signs of depression or suicide risk
Identifying at-risk behavior and elevated risk groups
Finding resources to help a depressed or suicidal student
"This seminar focuses on the relationships and interactions that exist between adult
leaders and youth and how to recognize the warning signs for depression and sui-
cide," said Syndi Bultman, chairperson of the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition.
"Anyone who works closely with young people cannot afford to miss A Promise for
If you plan to attend or would like more information, call Syndi Bultman at 336-
6797 to reserve a seat. Space is limited.#
Eden Plans For New
Autism School In Fort Myers
Eden Autism Services Florida, the Naples-based division of New Jersey non-
profit Eden Autism Services, is planning a school for children with autism in
Fort Myers. It currently operates a school in Naples, and adult programs with
facilities and group homes in Naples, Fort Myers and Cape Coral.
Susan Suarez, Eden Florida's executive director, said the decision to open the new
school was made to serve Fort Myers families closer to home.
"We currently have students from Fort Myers attending our school in Naples and
we've been receiving more inquiries from parents in Lee County," Suarez says. "We
are evaluating locations and are optimistic we will find a centrally located facility in Fort
Myers to serve Lee County, and possibly families from Charlotte County."
Eden Florida's Eimerman Education Center in Naples and its Fort Myers Adult Day
Training Facility at McBride Center will not be impacted by the opening of the new
school. These programs will remain in their current locations.
Eden Florida would like to open the Fort Myers school in time for the 2010-11
school year. For information or to enrol, call 992-4680, ext. 201 or log onto Eden.
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No More Hungry
Pets Food Drive
Pet food donations for the Lee
County Domestic Animal Services
(LCDAS) Community Pet Pantry
come in on a daily basis. Unfortunately,
with more than 1,000 pets depending
on the pantry for food, much more goes
out each day than comes in and sup-
plies are quickly depleted. To make sure
no pet goes hungry, LCDAS is launch-
ing its first quarterly food drive.
LCDAS depends solely on donations
from the public to stock the pantry cre-
ated to prevent the surrender of pets
to shelters because their owners cannot
afford to feed them. Pet owners receiv-
ing public assistance are eligible for the
"More than 1,000 pets have been able
to remain in a loving home thanks to the
generosity of others," says Ria Brown,
LCDAS public information officer. "The
goal of this food drive is to gain enough
support on a regular basis to keep the
pantry stocked for three months before
we need to ask for the community's help
LCDAS is seeking individuals, busi-
nesses, organizations, clubs, and neigh-
borhood groups willing to donate quar-
terly. The goal is to recruit a network of
donors who will collectively contribute
30,000 pounds of food, the amount
needed to feed pets for a three-month
period. No donation is too small.
"A 10 lb. bag of food will feed a
cat for a month," noted Donna Ward,
LCDAS director. "Since two-thirds of the
1,000 pets currently being fed through
the pantry are cats, that is definitely our
For more information about participat-
ing in the Pet Pantry Network, call 533-
9202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information is also available online at
may be brought to the shelter anytime
at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next
to the Lee County Sheriff's Office off
Six Mile Cypress Parkway. Food may be
left at the door any time the shelter is
not open. Monetary donations may be
sent to: Animal Care Trust Fund, 5600
Banner Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33912.0
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Adopt one pet from Lee County Animal Services
and get a second pet free during July. Check out
the discounts on special cats too.
Breed: Hound mix
Age: Six months
Comments: When I was found in Lehigh Acres in
May I was a very skinny little puppy. I have filled out and
cleaned up very nicely. I'm happy and playful and trying
my best to learn all my basic obedience skills so I can be
the companion your family has been waiting for. Since it
is summer and the kids are out of school, now would be a
great time to make me a part of the family.
Adoption Fee: $75.
Breed: Domestic short hair
Age: one year
Michellee ID #470111
Color: Shiny black
Comments: I have been waiting since April to find my
new home. Everyone wants a kitten and though I'm a
year old I'm just a kitten myself. I'm a little on the small
side so I won't be a big cat. As for my personality you
could say I'm the perfect mix of playful, spunky, snuggly
Adoption fee: $50 .
For information about this week's pets, call 533-7387
(LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services' website at
www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the ani-
mal's ID number.
The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 5600 Banner
Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriff's Office,
off Six Mile Cypress Parkway.
All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-
appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county
license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming,
heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS
and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health
guarantee, and a bag of pet food.#
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information and referral on health & social services.
211 is for non-emergency assistance only.
You can always reach the 211 service by dialing
(239) 433-3900 in Lee and
(863) 675-8383 in Hendry and Glades Counties.
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We are currently seeking applicants
for several volunteer positions,
If you are interested, please contact
Marguerite Jordan at 472-3644 Ext. 3
or visit our website www.crowclinic.org
SR 9/5 N TFN
Island Cow restaurant is taking applications
for very experienced servers. Aloha POS
system knowledge required, able to
work weekends and holidays a must!
Call Juan to set up an interview at 823-3514
SR 7/9 B 7/30
B & B CONDO PROS
Property Management & Care.
Home Watch Pool Service
SR 9/11 BTFN
While you are away by
retired architect, Sanibel resident.
SR 9/30 D TFN
HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES
Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction
Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471
Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047
SR 11/13 BTFN
(Carpentry, maintenance-toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors etc)
768-0569 or cell 464-6460
PERSONAL HOME CARE
Assist with transportation, meals,cleaning,
home/car maintenance. Excellent organiza-
tional skills. Island Resident.
Call Lisa 239-472-8875
RS 10/23 BTFN
NEED COMPUTER HELP?
Sanibel Resident. 20 Years pc
Experience. Pc Troubleshooting, Data
Backup & Restoration, Networks, Virus
Detection & Removal. Free Initial
Consultation. Call Fred 472-3873
RS 3/12V 7/23
Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service,
LLC Medical appointments, general transportation,
shopping, light meal preparations, and light
cleaning. Our services are customized to meet
our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or
for an emergency call 239-472-0556.
SR 10/3 BTFN
Interior Windows* Carpet Cleaning
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
email@example.com for rates and
schedules. License pending.
RS 5/28V 7/16
available for summer tutoring.
Certified in all subjects.
Convenient Medical Supplies offers a wide
selection of home healthcare products.
Including incontinence and urological
products, diabetic supplies, durable
medical equipment such as walkers, and
we can supply all of your enteral nutrition
needs. We provide discrete shipping
directly to the customer. Shipping on
orders over $95 is free. Visit us at
RS 7/2 V 7/23
RESPITE CARE FOR THE ELDERLY
Long Term and Short Term Care. If you're
looking for a getaway and need someone
to care for your loved one, bring them to
the Topic Care Home in Fort Myers. One
on one care, lovely atmosphere, home
cooked meals, doctor visits, laundry, meds,
private and semi-private rooms.
Call 239-656-0019. License #6905782
SR 7/9 B 7/16
Join other "news junkies" every Monday,
10 a.m. to noon, Phillips Gallery, BIG
ARTS, to discuss current events. Donation
$3. Refreshments during break. Tell your
friends. For more information call 395-0900.
SR 4/28 N TFN
Hourly, Daily, Weekly
Captiva Island 472-5800
SR 1/30 BTFN
NAIL TECHS NEEDED
Now hiring nail techs for a
new Sanibel nail salon.
All inquires call 239-395-3800.
SR 7/16 B 7/30
MAPLE DESK FOR SALE
Denmark Interiors Maple Desk.
30" x 60" w/ File Drawers.
Like New, Half Price.
SR 7/2 N TFN
BROYHILL YORKSHIRE MARKET
Oak dropleaf table, 4 chairs, $600; 4 piece
entertainment center, $1,300; 2 end tables,
$275; Broyhill Torehean pine dresser,
mirror, chest, 2 night stands, $950.
SR 7/9 M 7/16
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the undersigned, desiring to engage
in business under the fictitious name of
INTERNATIONAL ART SEARCH, located
in Lee County, Florida, with an address of
P 0. Box 188, Fort Myers, FL 33902, has
registered said name with the Division of
Corporations of the Department
of State, Tallahassee, FL.
Dated the 16th day of July, 2010
RS 7/16 P 7/16
MISC. FOR SALE
SONY TRINITRON TV
36" in 7' cabinet, extra speakers
VHS & DISC Players
SR 2/5 N TFN
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY
13 Volumes 1978
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Beautiful Corner Lot!
3BR/2BA, Lake View
3BR/3BA Dunes duplex. Great golf
course views. Beautiful wood floors
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SPECTACULAR FULL BAY VIEW
Separate boat dock
with lift, etc...
NOVELLI INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE
RS 11/27 N TFN
CONDO FOR SALE
Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo, close to Sanibel and
Fort Myers Beach, $89,500.
Robyn & Robb
Tarpon Beach 204
Great View! Great Income!
Thinking of Selling?
We'll sell your property
within an agreed upon
time or we'll pay you up
to $5.000 at closing:
Ask us about
Robyn & Robb
RE/MAX of the Islands
SR 6/18 BTFN
Pfeifer Realty Group
Sanibel Island, FL
SR 2/12 BTFN
Charming, old Florida-esque unit in
Periwinkle Park. Cozy, unique home with
covered porches & sweet gardens.
Flexible terms. 472-4246.
SR 3/12 N TFN
SANIBEL 1105 SKIFF PLACE
Great condition ($399k) concrete home on
canal with gulf access! 1750 sq. ft. -
3/2 2 car garage! Showings start 7/20.
For info: firstname.lastname@example.org
RS 7/16 A 7/16
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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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TURN KEY OFFICE SPACE
Central location -1630 Periwinkle Way. Furnished
office including a Reception area and kitchen facil-
ity. Recently designer decorated. Suite B-1072.6
sq.ft. @$15 per sq.ft. Plus CAM.
Call 239-985-0033 or 940-7823.
SR 11/21 BTFN
Architecturally designed real estate office
on Periwinkle with 7-12 private offices
depending on configuration. Freshly
painted, new floor covering, reasonably
priced. Call 239-940-7823 for showing
SR 12/14 BTFN
OFFICE SPACES FOR LEASE
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 :'... 11, ..
SR 8/7 B TFN
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 B TFN
PRIME COMMERCIAL/OFFICE SPACE
For sublease on Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
Excellent exposure and convenient location,
flexible square footage available to suit your
needs. Call 239-472-2183 for more information.
SR 12/3 BTFN
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.
SR 4/13 V TFN
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
SANIBEL ARMS 2/2
First floor condo, completely redone -
November 2005. TVs/DVDs, internet, pool/
clubhouse. Just a few steps to beach.
Call owners: 401-253-2511
SR 1/26 M TFN
Meticulously remodeled 3BR/3BA Duplex
in the Dunes with panoramic golf course
views, granite, marble, tile, pavers, large
kitchen, and loft/office available as season-
al rental for one month or series of months.
Call Jean Johnson 703-548-0545.
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 BTFN
For a complete list visit our Website
Call Dustyn Corace, RE/MAX of the Islands
RS 10/9 B TFN
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.
$875 per month including electric.
Call David or Ronna at 472-1613.
SR 6/18 B 7/16
Completely renovated 1 BD/1 BA apartment
on Sanibel, 2412 Palm Ridge Road,
$793/mo. Available immediately.
Call Island Management at 472-5020.
SR 7/9 BTFN
HOUSE FOR RENT
2 BD/1 BA house for rent on Bailey Road.
$950 a month.
Inquire at the BP Station.
RS 7/16V 7/23
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 405-307-8949
SR 1/8 MTFN
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 $$.
SR 6/11 MTFN
Seniorflight attendant seeks annual rental in Sanibel.
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Lee County Sheriff's Office ...........................477-1200
Florida M arine Patrol ............... .................... 332-6966
Florida Highway Patrol ..................................278-7100
Poison Control................................... 1-800-282-3171
HealthPark Medical Center................1-800-936-5321
Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce...............332-3624
Foundation for Quality Childcare.................425-2685
Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce...........454-7500
Fort Myers Beach Library.............................463-9691
Lakes Regional Library.................. .................533-4000
Lee County Chamber of Commerce............931-0931
Post O ffice.......................................... 1-800-275-8777
Visitor & Convention Bureau........................338-3500
Alliance for the Arts.................... ................939-2787
Arts For ACT Gallery & Studio.....................337-5050
Art League Of Fort Myers............................275-3970
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall..........481-4849
B IG A 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
Theatre Conspiracy....................................... 936-3239
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
Cape Coral Stamp Club..............................542-9153
duPont Company Retirees ..........................454-1083
Edison Porcelain Artists.............................415-2484
The Horticulture and Tea Society.................472-8334
Horticultural Society................... ................472-6940
Lee County Genealogical Society................549-9625
Lee Trust for Historic Preservation ................939-7278
NA RF E(Natona Active & Retired Federal Employees) ....................... 482-6713
Navy Seabees Veterans of America........... 731-1901
Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL........................667-1354
Southwest Florida Fencing Academy...........939-1338
Southwest Florida Music Association...........561-2118
Fort Myers Beach................... 765-4254 or 454-8090
Fort M years Edison......................... ................. 694-1056
Fort M years South....................... .................691-1405
Gateway to the Islands..............................415-3100
Iona-M cG regor........................... ................ 482-0869
Fort Myers Beach...................... .................463-9738
Fort Myers High Noon................................466-4228
Estero/South Fort Myers.............................898-1921
Notre Dame Club of Lee County................ 768-0417
POLO Club of Lee County............................477-4906
Rotary Club of Fort Myers............................332-8158
Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society....................472-6940
United Way of Lee County................................433-2000
United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour).......211 or 433-3900
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum...................395-2233
Burrough's Hom e.........................................337-9505
Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium............275-3435
Edison & Ford Winter Estates.......................334-3614
Fort Myers Skate Park...............................321-7558
Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium........321-7420
JN "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.........472-1100
Koreshan State Historic Site................239-992-0311
Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center..........765-8101
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On Block At Arts
For ACT Gala
Arts for ACT's Arabian Nights Gala
and Fine Art Auction is being
held on Saturday, August 14,
at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
Resort in Bonita Springs.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for cocktails
and hors d'oeuvres by NirVana Indian
Fusion Cuisine served in Bedouin tents.
There will be a Middle Eastern bazaar
with over 10 vendors selling spices, exot-
ic foods, teas, oils, jewelry, pottery and
art work. Belly dancing, fortune telling
and henna tattoos will also be available.
There are more than 100 silent auc-
tion artworks and memorabilia to bid on
throughout the evening.
The live auction and a full course,
sit-down dinner starts at 7 p.m. There
are 53 original pieces of art from local,
national and international artists including
an original Darryl Pottorf, a piece by the
late Steve Kaufman (Andy Warhol's last
assistant) and a Jimmy Buffett signed gui-
tar and vinyl record album.
During the live auction Angela Hicks
with Jessica Kutluay will present a sword
Tickets are $125 and reserved tables
for 12 are $1,800. To reserve and pay,
log onto www.artsforact2010arabian-
nights.com or call 939-2553. All major
credit cards are accepted.
Darryl Pottorf has created a limited
edition print titled Two Lips Are Better
Jimmy Buffett signed guitar and album
Than One that is available for purchase.
Each print is signed and numbered by the
artist and can be purchased for $1,500
unframed or $2,000 framed.
This is the 23rd annual Arts for ACT
fundraiser benefitting Abuse Counseling
and Treatment, Inc., the domestic vio-
lence and sexual assault center serving
Lee, Hendry and Glades counties. ACT,
Inc. is a non-profit agency with two shel-
ters in Lee County housing adult victims
of domestic violence and their children
and survivors of sexual assault for the past
Incidents of domestic violence have
increased over the past year while fund-
ing for the agency has declined due to
the troubled economy.
Call Jennifer Benton or Claudia
Goode at 939-2553 for more informa-
Arts for ACT Gallery is at 2265 First
Street, Fort Myers, phone 337-5050.
Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
Steve Kaufman live auction piece
Robert Rauschenberg Lotus VIII, 35 of 50
1131 1st St., Ft. Myers