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vOL. 9, No. 32 Frorn the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyerS AUGUST 13, 2010

Explore The Great Calusa Blueway [

From left, Randy Doramus, CCMI; Debra Almeida, CCMI; Joe Lias, owner of Lias Grocery
store; and Michele Hylton, Fort Myers Redevelopment Agency

Soul Food Deli Owner Gives

Back To The Dunbar Community

Redevelopment Agency (CRA) inspired Lias Grocery Store owner Joe
Louis Lias to give back to his neighbors by donating 500 pounds of food to
Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. (CCMI). The food will be distributed directly
to the local Dunbar community.
continued on page 9

Participants paddling the the shoreline of Lover's Key

L ee County Parks & Recreation offers guided paddling trips of scenic bays and
Shorelines along the Great Calusa Blueway, a 190-mile canoe and kayak trail.
Kayak With Your Canine Wednesday, August 25, from 10 a.m. to noon.
If you and your pooch are experienced, well-mannered kayakers, or if you enjoy pad-
dling without your pooch, this trip is for you. Meet at the kayak launch across from
Dog Beach at 50 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, just south of Lovers Key. No
continued on page 8

Peter Talylor To Perform
At Downtown Music Wallk
Music Walk, the
new downtown L
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developed by the cre- -
ators and promoters of -'.
Art Walk, will premiere -
Saturday, August 21. *
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venues will feature some .
sort of a musical/artistic
performance the third ..
Saturday of every month ,
beginning in August. .. ,-2
Daas Gallery will be.
presenting an intimate and-.; =:
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in conjunction with the -:--
Music Walk. "Since we -- .
are not abig and spacious Peter Taylor
venue, we are limiting the
amount of people we can
have in our space with the performer. This way, the show will be very exclusive and
intimate," said co-owner Xavier Brignomi. "We will follow the same uniqueness that
characterizes our gallery for these performances and I am sure people will enjoy them
as much as our exhibitions.
continued on page 17

Pointe Boulevard, just south of College
Parkway; and 15660 Pine Ridge Road,
south of Gladiolus Drive.
continued on page 7

Birthday Bash At

The Imaginarium
Te Imaginarium Hands-On
Museum & Aquarium is hav-
ing its 15th Birthday Bash and
Grand Re-Opening on Saturday, August
28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2000
Cranford Avenue in downtown Fort
Children will be admitted free with
each paid adult admission. Museum mem-
bers and children under three are always
admitted free.
Special activities throughout the day
include live animal demonstrations,
hands-on fun shows, face painting, make-
and-take activities, and giveaways from
Cat Country Radio.
continued on page 8

Dinner Or

Birthday Party

onate to the Harry Chapin Food
D :::kitddd pryo at an n er
McGregor fire station
The lona-McGregor Fire District invites
the public to donate nonperishable food
items August 20 to 22. The first 1,500
elementary and middle school students
who donate will receive a pencil pouch
with school supplies, compliments of the
fire district. Adults who donate can regis-
ter to win dinner for six, prepared by the
firefighters at the fire station, or a chil-
dren's birthday party for six, celebrated at
the fire station.
Both food and monetary donations
will be accepted from 1 to 4 p.m. at the
district's fire stations located at 16651
McGregor Boulevard, north of John
Morris Parkway; 15961 Winkler Road,
south of Summerlin Road; 6061 South

Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now:

The Railway Express Agency (REA)
by Gerri Reaves
F rom 1923 until the 1960s, the Railway Express Agency
.--sa--* rl REA) on Widman Way (originally Peck Street) handled
Cargo for the Atlantic Coastline Railroad (ACL) passenger
a & The agency performed the functions that UPS and FedEx do
of, today.
Deliveries were first made by horse and wagon and later by
SIn the early days, shipments could include highly unusual items
such as live alligators and wildcats. Lots of produce and gladiolus
shipments also went through the REA over the decades.
The 1925 photo shows the REA building, located barely a
half-block from the stylish new ACL passenger depot constructed in 1924, now the
Southwest Florida Museum of History). (The first ACL passenger depot, built in 1904,
was located at Monroe and Main Streets.)
The railroad tracks ran from the depot, west along Widman Way, and passed in
front of the REA. The tracks continued to Monroe Street and curved north, traveling
all the way to the Caloosahatchee River.
Today the Fancy Flamingo Antiques and collectibles shop is located in the historic
REA space. The big overhead wooden door to the right of the entrance is a post-
1925 addition.

Today the historic REA is Fancy Flamingo Antiques. The overhead wooden door on the
right was added post-1925 as a loading area for REA vehicles.

LD Bochette says that he and his wife
Jeanne bought the building in the 1970s
when it was a mattress factory, but he
remembers the REA days well. The REA
trucks drove into the space behind that
overhead door to load and unload. The
REA panel trucks were "dull railroad gray
in color.
He vividly recalls many conversations
with the long-time manager of the agency,
Barney DeLoach.
The lovely old structure retains much
of its charm, and that's not by chance,
according to Bochette.
"We liked the strength and the character
of the building," he says. The Bochettes
have been careful not to alter its historic
The old REA's allure has not gone
unappreciated. It inspired artist Marcus
Jansen to paint Fancy Flamingo when
the Southwest Florida Museum of History
commissioned him to create a series of
urban-expressionist works from an histori-

aThe fagade has changed significantly
over seven decades, but walk inside and
you'll see original brick walls, a high
beaded-wood ceiling, a large original sky-
light, brick arches, and some of the original
window glass with that enchanting "wavy
Stop by the Fancy Flamingo and owner
Jessie Williams will point out the flue in the
continued on page 9

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The Railway Express Agency on Widman Way in 1925

photo courtesy of the Southwest Florida Museum of History

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Lorin Arundel
and Ken Rasi

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Isabel Rasi
Ed Ibarra
Terri Blackmore
Office Coordinator
Patricia Molloy

Contributing Writers

Jennifer Basey
Kimberley Berisford
Suzy Cohen
Ed Frank
Max Friedersdorf
Priscilla Friedersdorf
Jim George
Dr. Dave Hepburn

Joan Hooper
Audrey Krienen
Scott Martell
Capt. Matt Mitchell
Patricia Molloy
Laura Zocki Puerto
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Scott White

Production Manager
Stephanie See

Graphic Arts/Production
Ann Ziehl
Katherine Mouyos

Michael Heider

Gerri Reaves, Ph D
Anne Mitchell
Brian Johnson

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past president is Robert R. Jones, Ed.D., vice president, Edison State College.
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foundation whose mission is to instill ethics, moral values and a sense of purpose in
tomorrow s leaders. The foundation is dedicated to enriching society by promoting
the positive values author James D. Newton discovered in five unique men and their
wives Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Dr. Alexis Carrel, and Charles
Lindbergh intellectual giants who helped shape the 20th Century.
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un Splash Family Waterpark will open its doors after hours on Saturday,
August 14 for Family Fun Night at discounted admission prices. The special
event, which will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., is the fourth of five
Family Fun Nights to be held at the waterpark during the 2010 season.
The evening will feature music, food specials, a chance to meet Swish the Fish, and
several prize drawings. Park visitors can also experience over 14 acres of slides, tubes,
and attractions, including three thrilling speed slides, Main Stream River, and a Tot
Spot for the little ones.
Park admission for is $6 plus tax for Cape Coral residents, $8 plus tax for non-
residents, and $3 plus tax for same day park guests who wish to stay for the special
evening hours.
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Reign Is
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T he last days of the reign for Kn u r o pnu.- ,
Visitors to the Southwest -J
Florida Museum of History have only -- r
until August 15 to explore King Tut .,
and his treasures in the traveling / ..
exhibit, Tutankhamun: Wonderful
Things from the Pharaoh's Tomb. 'r-a .
This traveling exhibit has w~el- a'
comed more than 13,000 guests
since it debuted January 16, surpass-
ing overall museum attendance since
last year. ..f ~
Visitors still have a chance to
experience the spectacle, tradition,
history, and religion of ancient Egypt
as King Tut is resurrected and the
18th Dynasty comes to life in this
astonishing exhibit presenting more
than 100 faithfully reproduced repli- ..
cas of original artifacts that will never
be seen outside Egypt. A body molding made of gold and jewels for
Not to be missed is an out- King Tutankhamun's travel to the afterlife
standing audio tour narrated by
Egyptologist Professor Adrian Kerr, allowing guests to immerse themselves in ancient
Egypt. A family-friendly audio tour version for children and students is also available,
along with a supplementary education guide distributed at the museum and online.
It s the last chance to journey into King Tut s tomb and discover the unique artifacts
and life that were uncovered, in this exhibit presented by the Origins Museum Institute
and the SWFL Museum of History Foundation, Inc.
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Dress up for The Bar Association's Sex and
The City theme-party on Friday, August 13

On Friday, August 13, grab your
friends and strut over to The
OBar Association Bistro for a
Sex and the City soiree. The fun starts
at 4 p.m. and lasts throughout the
evening. Come dressed as Carrie (bohe-
mian chic), Charlotte (preppy), Miranda
(corporate professional) or Samantha
(sexy), or mix it up by channeling
Amelita, Susan Sharon or the "Face
Girl." Gentlemen, this is the perfect time
to see Fort Myer's finest ladies at their
fashionable best,
Owners Ron Kopko and Mark
Solomon's European-style bistro has deli-
cious food and a kitschy-cool vibe. The
Sex and City party includes drink specials
appetizers and dinner in the main bar '
inside one of the exotic dining rooms.'
or outside in the historic courtyard. Si
Lemon Drop Champagne and Sake-tinis
while browsing through the selection
of custom wigs and modern hairpieces
provided by Snap Lites Wigs and

Nervous Nellie's in Fort Myers Beach and WINK FM are teaming up for a beach party on
saturday, August 13. Parking for your car or boat is always free for patrons of Nellie's.

Master Sushi Chef Lip Chong preparing an
Ichiban Special Roll

collectors. The combination of large deal-
er booths and 150 showcases accounts
for a wide variety of upscale antiques
including Tiffany, period furniture, Civil
War memorabilia, estate jewelry, and
Gannon's is located at 16521 South
Tamiami Trail (US-41) Fort Myers, one
mile south of Gladiolus. If you are travel-
ing on interstate, the mall is only two
miles off I-75 between exits 128 and
131. Gannon's is open 10 a.m. to 5:30
Monday through Saturday.
For more information, call 489-2211
or shop online at gannonsantiques.com.
In the mood for Chinese and Japanese
cuisine? Stop at local favorite Ichiban, in
downtown Fort Myers' River District. The
family owned and operated restaurant
features an extensive sushi menu, Sake
bar and daily Chinese lunch and dinner
For lunch, try the combination Shrimp
with Lobster Sauce served with fried rice
and egg roll for only $6.95 or sample
a selection of Lo Mein, Chop Suey and
vegetarian dishes.
Aside from daily lunch specials,
Ichiban boasts an extensive Japanese
and Chinese dinner menu, including
Bento boxes served with Chicken or Beef
Terriyaki and Japanese rice.
Ichiban is located at 1520 Broadway,
downtown Fort Myers, in the historic
Post Office Arcade. Hours are Monday
through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10
p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.
to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9
p.m. Free delivery is available within the
River District. For more information, call

Accessories. Owner Michelle DePalma,
a former hair stylist, will help you add
instant glamour to your hair. Stylish hand-
bags and jewelry will also be available by
Cat's Meow Jewelry.
Don't miss The Bar Association's BLT
(Boxers, Lingerie & Togos) theme-party
on Friday, August 20. Dress in costume
and receive free appetizers.
The Bar Association Bistro is located
at 1609 Hendry Street, Fort Myers in the
historic Peeples Court. Dinner resewva-
tions are suggested. Call 334-8080.
On Saturday, August 14, Nervous
Nellie's Crazy Waterfront Eatery
in Fort Myers Beach is hosting a beach
party with WINK FM from 1 to 3 p.m.
Stop by to see DJ Drew Steele and
have great food with live music and

happy hour all day upstairs at Ugly's
Waterside Bar.
Live music is always on the menu at
Nellie's and Ugly's: on Friday, August 13,
Jam to the beats of High Tide from 6 to
10 p.m. and Vytas Vibe from 8 p.m. to
12 a.m.; Saturday, Jesse Young from 6
to 10 p.m.; Sunday, No Way Jos& from
1 to 5:30 p.m. and High Tide from 6 to
10 p.m.; and Monday through Thursday,
High Tide from 6 to 10 p.m. and Vytas
Vibe from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Every
Thursday, Nellie's is features Open Mic
Night from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
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.
Nervous Nellie's Crazy Waterfront
Eatery is located at 1131 First Street,
Fort Myers Beach in the historic Baywalk
district. Take-out is also available by call-
ing 463-8077.
For only $14.99, you can have your
car's oil changed and the A/C checked
at NAPA AutoCare Center in down-
town Fort Myers. The special, which runs
through the month of August, includes
oil, lube, oil filter, maintenance inspec-
tion and a free A/C check. The auto
center is operated by A.J. Auto & Fleet
Semvice, which has been family-owned for
over 11 years. It is AAA-approved and
offers free courtesy shuttle service and a
12 month/12,000 mile parts and labor
nationwide warranty.
NAPA Auto Care Center is located at
2345 Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard,
Fort Myers. It is open Monday through
Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 334-
3575 or go to www.NapaAutoCareSWF.

comalling 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 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 for the much
larger enterprise.
The family-run business offers fresh
inventory arriving daily, creating an ever-
changing destination spot for dealers and

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Lee County Commissioner Tammy Hall mod-
els an outfit
T eZonta Club of Fort Myers hosted
a Celebrity Fashion To A Tea event
on Saturday, August 7. Celebrity
Fashion models included two Florida
Senate candidates, Sharon Merchant
and Lizbeth Benacquisto, Lee County
Commissioner, Tammy Hall, Gail Markham
and Sandy Silverglide. They modeled
resort and travel leisure fashion provided
by Boutique on Wheels to a sold-out crowd
of more than 140 guests.
The proceeds from ticket sales and silent
auction will benefit Our Mother's Home and
the Multicultural Center of SWFL's Adopt-A-
Student for Back-To-School Program.
The ladies from Woman's Life volun-
teered to help with the silent auction and will
provide $500 matching funds.X

From page 1
Win A Firehouse

Dinner Or

Birthday Party
"Harny Chapin Food Bank provides a
wonderful service to our community and
needs our support year-round," said Fire
Chief William Elliott. "We think this is a
great way to celebrate back to school and
a wonderful opportunity for children and
the people we serve to visit our stations and
meet our firefighters. We're hoping for a big
turnout and a significant donation for the
food bank."O

I .d'thif
Noelle Melanson and Noelle Branning

Sharon Merchant and Scott Fischer

Betsy Allen and Cynthia Duff

Mike Jackson and Sharon Harrington

Celebrity 'Fashion
To A Tea' Show

Members of Woman's Life: Janie Ingels, president; Kathy Leonard, Sharon Nottingham, Ching Schueddig and Connie Ramos-

Southwest Florida Attractions

Association Meeting
The Southwest Florida Attractions Association (SWFAA) will hold its monthly
breakfast meeting on Wednesday, August 18 at 7:45 a.m. at the Hilton
Garden Inn on Summerlin Road and College Parkway.
Doors and buffet open at 7:45 a.m. and program begins at 8:15 a.m.
The association is hosting a presentation to share marketing strategies on how
everyone can work together for the coming year. Representatives from the Charlotte,
Collier and Lee County CVBs will give a presentation on marketing their respective
destinations and how association members can work with them. Lee County Visitor
& Convention Bureau Sales Director Pamela Johnson will be joined by Becky Bovell,
executive director of the Charlotte County Visitor's Bureau and Jack W. Wert, execu-
tive director for the Naples, Marco Island, and Everglades Convention & Visitors
Don't miss your chance to attend this valuable VCB marketing presentation with
the tri-county area VCBs to plan your 2010-11 initiatives for your business, hotel or
Be sure to visit the new web site: www.swflattractions.com where the association
has added a new feature: Great Getaways.
The SWFAA welcomes new members to the association that promotes the attrac-
tions industry in Southwest Florida. Benefits of membership include breakfast meetings
at member prices, free organization listings on the website and in the annual handbook
distributed to more than 400 locations throughout Southwest Florida, free participation
in the annual trade shows held in Lee and Collier counties.
Breakfast is $18 for members and $21 for non-members. For membership or other
information, visit www.swflattractions .com
RSVP by August 13 by fax to: Patty Stallsmith at 278-5664, by email: Patty@
BroadwayPalm.com, or by calling 415-PLAY (7529).4

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Birthday Bash At

ThelImaginari um
Joey Evans will perform his comedy
magic with shows at 12:15 and 1:15
p.m. Hands-On Fun Shows will be per-
formed at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and the
feature 3-D movie SOS Planet will be
shown at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1, 3 and 4
Explore 60 interactive exhibits plus
live animal encounters. Get blown away
in the Hurricane Experience, forecast
the weather for W-IMG TV, have a ball
exploring the Science of Motion, experi-
ence the SEA-to-SEE Touch Tanks, and
discover Fisheye Lagoon.
The Imaginarium has many special
birthday gifts to share, like the new
brightly colored paint that livens up
exhibit areas, and the bright blue paver
path that pays homage to Imaginarium
supporters in the new Palm Plaza. Find
out how you can see your name in stone
with the patron paver program. Dig up
fossils and come face-to-face with a T-rex
in the new Dino Discovery exhibit area,
then experiment with Newton's Laws
of Motion in the new Build Your Own
Coaster exhibit, and hop on the crane
to get to work with simple machines in
the new Make it Move exhibit. Wise up
on storm safety at the new Storm Smart
Hurricane House and sneak a peek at
plans for the new W-IMG TV studio

about master's degree programs offered
through the Rasmussen Partner Network
of schools, and bachelor's and associate's
degree programs offered through the
local campus, as well as career oppor-
tunities within the Rasmussen College
"While an economic recovery has
begun, nearly 13 percent of Fort
Myers residents remain unemployed,"
Rasmussen College National Director of
Career Development Tamryn Hennessy
said. "We are honored to have the
opportunity to showcase available jobs
in the community and to help residents
of Fort Myers and the surrounding area
learn about positive steps they can take
toward employment."
For additional information visit www.

makeover. Even the youngest visitors are
in for a treat in the newly expanded Tiny
Town early childhood area.
For more information call 321-7420
or visit the website at www.imaginarium-

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Great Calusa

dogs weighing more than 100 pounds
and only one dog per boat permitted.
Dogs are free, but must have current vac-
cinations and wear their own lifejackets.
Bring a hat, sunscreen and bottled water.
Cost is $40. Open to people ages 18
and up.
Morning Eco Paddling Tour -
Tuesday, September 7, from 9 a.m. to
noon. Departing from Bowditch Point
regional park, 8800 Estero Boulevard,
Fort Myers Beach. This guided trip
involves paddling San Carlos Bay,
Hurricane Bay and Pelican Bay in search
of dolphin, manatee and a wide variety of
birds. All equipment is provided. Bring a
hat, sunscreen and bottled water. Cost is
$40. Open to ages 12 and up.
Visit www.leeparks.org or call 463-
3764 for more information. Additional
trail and kayak information is at www.
greatcalusablueway. com .4

NetWOr king Fair

asmussen College will host a free
residents of the surrounding com-
munities at the Hyatt Place Fort Myers
at the Forum on August 19. Companies
from a variety of industries will be present
and looking to fill positions with qualified
Featured businesses include Lee
Memorial Health Systems, Paramount
Logistics, United Way, Costco, Wachovia,
and Lee County Elections. Interested
parties are encouraged to attend to gain
a competitive edge in the job search pro-
Rasmussen College representatives
will be on hand to provide information

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Railway Express
chilg odhove from the ay .when a
Hanging in the antique store is the
original sign for the Fort Myers Mattress
Factory.Williams found that red and white
sign when she opened the store in 2002.
Another quaint detail Williams can
show you is the engraving in the sidewalk
in front of the store: 9/3/76 Mattress
Bob Bruiser.
The most memorable item she found
w en rpemi Faancy Flamingowlas a
over from the post-mattress factory years
when the historical museum used the
structure for storage.
Walk down to Widman Way and
see the building from which Fort Myers
shipped to the wide world.
Then walk across the street to the
Southwest Florida Museum of History at
2031 Jackson Street to learn more about
the importance of railway shipments in
the city s commercial development.
Don't miss your last chance to see
Tutankhamun: Wonderful Things from
the Pharaoh's Tomb exhibit, closing on
August 15.
An exhibit by renowned photographer
Clyde Butcher will open on August 24.
tor s nFo u u st crl 321-7M30 ar go
hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday
through Saturday.
Continue your research at the
Southwest Florida Historical Society
at 10091 McGregor Boulevard. Call
939-4044 or drop by on Wednesday or
Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.

From page 1
Owner Gives Baick

To Dunbar Community
On Thursday, August 5,
Debra Almeida and Randy .
Doramus from CCMI met ~ e~
Lias at his grocery store, -
located at 3615 Michigan a
Avenue, to help him box .-
the canned and dry goods -i d
he donated to their charity. :. ..
The food will be given free \t *,
to Dunbar residents through -
CCMI's Everyday Market, .s ** "*
open from noon until 2
p.m. Monday, Tuesdays, ;:
Wednesday, and Fridays. -
At the suggestion of *0
CRA Commissioner Johnny --c_ i.
Streets to refit the store's "'^ .", ,
selection more closely to the -'
local demographic by rein- Thank you handshake for the food donation from Debra
venting itself as a soul food Almeida, CCMI, to Joe Lias, owner of Lias Grocery Store
deli, Lias decided that the
CRA's community support should be passed along to his neighbors. He donated any
products that didn't fit into the store's new focus back to those in need.
Lias was approved at the June 23 CRA meeting to receive business and market-
ing analysis and training, as well as interior and exterior building improvement funds
through the Merchant Assistance Program (MAP). MAP is a 2010 Pilot Program to
help local, small business owners in the Dunbar-Michigan redevelopment district thrive
in a changing market, as a step in improving the neighborhood. His 22-year-old com-
munity grocery store is slated for new exterior paint and signage, as well as interior
improvements and a product selection change to a soul food deli.
Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc., may be contacted at 332-7687.
bound hungry, offers a food pantry and mobile food pantry that provide emergencV
groceries to families in need, serves two nutritious meals a day for the children in their
childcare center and oversees a backpack program for local schoolchildren who would
otherwise receive little to no food on weekends.G

10 THE RIVER AUGUST 13, 2010

275 oMcGreugor ouh eva FoFrt ster
Estates; 2 miles North of Colonial Boulevard)
Minister: the Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson
Sunday services: 11 a.m.
(Child care provided)
MtulteEd. Wo~r~k ops: 10 a.m.
Email: allfaithsuc@embarqmail.com
N bste w OaNlfaith-u~c. org
8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers
t s endFr.iAthan sios9Michalos
Orthro Servie Sunay 9a
Divine Liturgy Sunday 10am
Fellowship Programs, Greek School,
2Suda81-S~c~h9ol, Community Night
15675 McGre or Boulevard. 437-3171
Rabbi: Judah Hun erman
Friday Service, 8 p.m.

thaubrt S~ceho Stur ay Mornin
Adult Hebrew Classes 9
Bleas~e c I fo~r informt onR Sull program.
16581 McGre or Boulevard, 267-3166
(Just past the Tan er Outlet Mall)
Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m
Wdn~esdaOFBi~bleEStudy S7 .m.

5at00rs: Jef Moa an M ch2e 1Bulter.
Nondenominational church emphasizing
a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Sunday Service: 9 a.m. Contemporary
10:45 a.m. Traditional.
1188 Lake McGregor Drive, Fort Myers,
432-1724. Reverend N. Everett Keith II;
An Old Catholic Community; Liturgy
in English; Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m.
2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937
Rev. Dan Hagmaier, pastor
Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m.
Nursery available
8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers,
Danny Harvey, pastor
Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship, 11 a.m.
Evening Worship, 7 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 7 p.m.
8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-
3233; Clint Cottrell, pastor
Sunday services:
Traditional, 8 and 11 a.m.;
Contemporary, 9:30 a.m.
Children's Church K4J (Kids for Jesus)
9:45 a.m.
8570 Cypress Lake Drive,
Fort Myers, 482-1250
Sunday Traditional Service: 8 and
11 a.m., Praise Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: All times
6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers,
278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.;
"Voice of Faith," WCRN 13.50 AM Radio,
Sunday, 1:30 p.m.
Thursday Service, 7:30 p.m.
Friday Youth Service, 7:30 p.m.
Nursery care for pre-school children and
Children's Church for ages 5-12 available

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

Classic Grace Traditional, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School God's Group, 8:45 and
10 a.m.
Worship Gathering Sunday 10 a.m.
Pastor Alan Bondar
Fort Myers Villas Civic Association Bldg.
2306 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Myers, 33907
Phoneltext: 220-8519
website: messiahreformed.com
Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Fellowship Lunch Sunday noon
Teen Events Monthly
clwebsite for podcasts, special events, min-
istries, calendar, blogs, etc.
16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10B
Tom Richards, Pastor
Sunday School for all ages 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study 7 p.m.
Special Monday Community Group service
at 7 p.m. for those who can not attend
3825 McGregor Boulevard. Fort Myers
Pastors: Bill Stephens, Stu Austin and
Howard Biddulph, Associate Pastor
Traditional Worship at 8:00 and 9:30 am,
Contemporary Worship at 11:00am
Sunday School at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00am
Youth and Children's programming runs
concurrent to Sunday services.
Nursery care provided at all services
For more information visit: www.newhope-
(Meets at Ft. Myers Beach Masonic Lodge)
17625 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers Beach
Pastors: Bruce Merton, Gail and RC
Traditional Worship 9:45 a.m.
Contemporary Worship 11:15 a.m.
Phone: 267-7400 Fax: 267-7407
Web site: peacecommunitychurch.com
e-mail: peacel265@aol.com
15840 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers
Walter Still, Senior Pastor
Sunday Worship: 8 and 9:30 a.m.
3/4 mile south from the intersection of
McGregor, San Carlos and Gladiolus.
A congregation of the ELCA.
3950 Winkler Extension, Fort Myers
Daily early learning center/day care
Sunday Services, 8:15 and 10:15 a.m.
Meditation classes. All are welcome.
Guided meditations offering many meth-
ods for relaxing the body and focusing
the mind on virtuous objects to bring
increasing peace and happiness into
daily activity. For information, class times
and locations call 567-9739 or visit www.
16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
Robert G. Kasten, Pastor
Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m.
Nursery available
9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages
Junior Church grades one to five
Wee Church Pre-K to K
Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Service 6 p.m.
12171 lona Road, Fort Myers, off
McGregor and north of Gladiolus.
Father Joseph Clifford.
Weekly masses:

Monday through Saturday 8 a.m.
Weekend masses: Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.;
Sunday: 7, 9,11, and 5:30 p.m.
Reconciliation is available at the church on
Saturday at noon and by appointment
3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers,
Pastor Rev. Steve Filizzi
An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation
Sunday Services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Mid-Week Service, Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
3595 Broadway, Fort Myers
239-939-4711, www.smles.org
Wednesday Fellowship: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner $5, 6:15 p.m. bible studies
Worship: Saturday, 5:30 p.m.,
Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.rn. with 9:15
a.m. adult and children's Bible Study, plus
marriage enrichment studies. Divorce Care
on Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
During Lent: Wednesday worship
noon and 6:15 p.m.
16225 Winkler Rd. 433-0018.
Rabbi Jeremy Barras
Cantorial Soloists JosephlLynn Goldovitz
Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Services, Saturday,
10:30 a.m.
Religious Education Classes, Midweek,
Grades 2-7, Wednesday, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday
Confirmation Classes, Wednesday,
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. to noon
14486 A & W Bulb Road,
Fort Myers, 433-0201.
Rabbi: Benjamin S. Sendrow,
Cantor: 1. Victor Geigner.
Weekly services: Monday and Thursday, 9
a.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.
Religious school Sunday, 9 a.m. to noon,
and Wednesday, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Family Midrash services on the first and
third Fridays of the month at 7 p.m.
Pre bar/bat mitzvah class Monday, 5:30 to
7 p.m., followed by confirmation class from
7:30 to 9 p.m.
For information on early childhood educa-
tion/preschool, phone 482-1121.
The New Church of SWFL is located at
10811 Sunset Plaza Circle, by Summerlin
and Pine Ridge Roads, behind Zoomers
and the ponds.
Reverend Nadine
Spiritual Recovery, Wednesdays 10 a.m.
Healing Service, Wednesdays 11 a.m. and
Friday 6:30 p.m.
Sunday Worship Services, 11 a.m.
Call for information 481-5535.
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.
Website: www.edisonchurch.org
Phone: 334-4978
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
56 1-2700 or visit www. uucf m.org.
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speaker will be Judi Durant of the Lee
County Visitor & Convention Bureau.
For more information call 482-6713.
Gift To Children's
Home Soclet
Will Help Families
children s Home Society,
Southwest Florida Division
Received $4,000 in gift cards
from Sweetbay Supermarkets through
the company s Sweetbay Supports
Moms program. The donation will assist
Children s Home Society s efforts to
support children and families in need in
the local community.
With the donation, family support
staff from Children s Home Society can
provide families in their programs with
needed supplies including formula, baby
food, diapers and other essential items.
Children s Home Society reaches more
than 7,000 families in Southwest Florida
each year through programs that pro-
tect children at risk of abuse, neglect or
abandonment, strengthen and stabilize
fainelesanda slp young pe .le break
"This gift is a tremendous asset to help
us reach out to mothers and families in
our area," said Jacqueline House, devel-
opment director for Children s Home
Society. "We are so appreciative of the
support Sweetbay has shown to our orga-
nization and to families in need.
The donation was made as part of the

From page 10
Family Ser ee1110 to 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.
96m5H aiotnhoukrt, Fot Mys, ar~oss
Pastor: Interim Pastor Dr. Luder Whitlock
Sunday Service:
9:30 a.m., Contemporary;
Worship and Adult Classes
11 a.m., Blended Worship
2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881;
Services: Sunday 10 a.m.;
ihdp ap~ar a d Michele Anastasi
7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers,
481-4040, Pastor, Steve Hess
Sunday Services: 8 a.m. traditional;
9:30 a.m. contemporary; 11 a.m. blendings.
Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.

NARFE Meeting
The NARFE (National Active
and Retired Federal Employees
Association) South Lee County
Chapter #1263 will meet on Thursday,
August 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the
International King Buffet, 9061 College
Parkway in Fort Myers. The guest

carolyn Baker-McCord of Junior League, and Sweetbay District Manager Bob Melcher
present gift to Jacqueline House of Children's Home Society

grocery chain s Sweetbay Supports Moms
program that included collection drives
at all 104 Sweetbay Supermarket loca-

tions. Patrons were able to drop off infant
necessities at a Sweetbay or purchase
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12 THE RIVER AUGUST 13, 2010

Snook Season Opening Postponed
I'by Capt. Matt Mitchell

:- 1 has been postponed until at least September 16. The
Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission will hear from staff
~biologists about the freeze and huge snook kill this winter and
then make the final call. In all likelihood snook season will not
Open at all until at least next year.
.eshdldroeigofsoksao etme From the information I can gather, east coast snook did a little
Better than our west coast snook. The mortality rate on the east
on the west coast. Shallow water snook got hit really hard with
Sarasota Bay and the Everglades taking an even worse hit than
we did. Keeping the season closed for a while longer I think is a good thing. As one
of the premier gamefish in south Florida, snook are so much more valuable than just
filets. If I never ate another snook I would not be upset.
Most fellow snook anglers and charter boat captains I speak with about the contin-
ued closure agree that it's a good thing. Let's at least give it until next spring and make
sure we don't have another major freeze this winter is the general sentiment. When
catching and releasing snook be extra careful to release them unharmed and try not
to remove them from the water whenever possible. The cost of a snook stamp also
increased in July from $2 to $10 which is still a bargain as long as the money is spent
on snook research. Hopefully this increase in revenue is not the deciding factor in the
FFWC opening snook season.
What an outstanding week on the water it's been. Huge morning high tides where
the perfect set-up for catching redfish under the bushes and on oyster bars. Catch-and-
release snook fishing in and around the passes was very consistent with lots and lots of
schoolie size snook caught, along with a few over the 30-inch mark. While drifting the
passes for snook we also caught good numbers of seatrout.

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n Pass f shinthems ned th best bite
either incoming or outgoing being the '
key to getting in on the good action
on a variety of species.
Running between the passes this
week I also came across quite a few
tripletail both gulfside and in the bay.
Channel markers, crab pots and no-
wake buoys were all worth checking .
out. Tripletail fishing in the hot sum-
mer water is usually not good but for
some reason there have been a lot
more than usual. These tasty fish can
often been seen laid up on the surface
next to about any kind of structure. -
On one trip this week we caught
five tripletail up to eight pounds and
spooked one that was close to the
20-pound mark. I also had a report
this week from a fellow angler who
caught an 18-pound, 29-inch tripletail
off a no-wake buoy on the outside
of Captiva. Regulations on tripletail -
are 15 inches minimum and you are
allowed two per person per day. Nine-year-old Blake Desantos with a tripletail
Our summertime fishing continues caught last week
to be on fire. Without a doubt this is
my favorite time of year to fish. What makes it even better is the lack of angling pres-
sure out there. Several times this week I had a whole pass all to myself. Summer fish-
ing will only get better too with September being my favorite month of the year out on
the water.
If you want to get out and bend a rod on some quality fish, now is the time.
Capt. Matt Mitchell moved to Sanibel in 1 980 and has fished local waters for
more than 25 years. He now! lives in St. James City and has woorked as a back coun-
try fishing guide for more than 10 years. If you have comments or questions email


Beach Yacht
Club Meeting
The monthly meeting of the Fort
Myers Beach Yacht Club will be
held Wednesday, August 25 on
the top floor of Nervous Nellie's Crazy
Waterfront Eatery (formerly Snug
Harbor Restaurant) under the sky bridge
on Estero Island.
Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and
dinner is ordered off the menu starting at
6 p.m.
Potential new members wishing to
attend are invited to call Commodore
Tom Swanbeck for reservations and addi-
tional information at 292-6284.To learn
more about the club flog onto www.fmby-

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America's Boating Course

Squadrons, will be offering America's Boating Course on Saturday, August
21 from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.This course is recognized by the National
Association of State Boating Law Administrators.
The State of Florida recently passed legislation requiring anyone born after January
1, 1988 to have passed a safe boating course and obtain a Boating Safety Education
ID card, which is valid for life, in order to operate a boat with more than 10 h.p. Each
student will receive a card/certificate from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission
upon completion of the class.
The course consists of two sessions on consecutive Saturdays. The second session
will be on Saturday, August 28, also from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Topics covered include hull design, docking, anchoring, handling boating emergen-
cies, reading channel markers and many other topics to make each boating experience
safer and more enjoyable.
The cost of the course is $40 plus $20 for a second person sharing the instruction
The course is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron class-
room at 16048 San Carlos Boulevard at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE
Hardware). Register online at www.scbps.com or call the office 466-4040.4



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Patrol Finds Second

Green Sea Turtle

Nest Of Season
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation s Sea
Turtle Patrol has found the second green sea
turtle nest of the season ... and what a nest it is.
This female dug five knee-deep body pits before exit-
ing the beach.
Two stakes of an already marked loggerhead nest
were knocked down as she nested. The entire nesting
event covered a 15- by 30-foot area that looked like a
small Volkswagon had driven up from the water, gotten
stuck five times, and then made! tracks back to sea, said
Amanda Bryant, SCCF biologist. It will be
55-65 days before the nest hatches.
Join the SCCF Turtle Tracks program
ebery heursday t 9 ~.totlearn more
Sanibel and Captiva beaches. Call 472-
2329 for more information
SCCF is at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road,
Sanibel.M i

The five nest holes

Turtle tracks

"tyou are interested in listing your
island property contact the island's
oldest and most prominent real
estate company. We get results!

Jonathan Harbour Townhome
Beautiful town home
in excellent condition
with the most sought
after desirable floor
plan. Home has 2
bedrooms, 2 baths
and is situated in
prestigious Jonathan
Harbour with direct access to the Gulf of
Mexico. Comes with 10,000 Ib boat lift, 2
car garage and plenty of storage. Jonathan
Harbour is a gated community with beautiful
community pool, tennis courts and clubhouse.
A great value minutes from Sanibel and
beautiful beaches. Offered for $549,000.
Contact Nancy Finch 239/822-7825

Copacetic Estate
Copacetic Estate, as the name
indicates is Captiva life at it's
finest. 4 Bedroom 6 %/ Bath
Main House with pool is both
spacious and elegant yet the
mood is tranquil and comforting. I
The Top Floor Master Suite with Private Office,
Exercise Room and 2 Full baths has expansive views of the Bay. A picture perfect 4 Bedroom 3%'/ Bath Guest House
surrounded in lush tropical landscaping, it's own private pool and Gazebo, wrap around decks and easy beach
access. So much more to see and enjoy at Copacetic Estate.
Offered for $4,399,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 2391 565-8805

Wonderful 3 Bedroom 3 Bath Tradewinds,
Near Beach Home
Privacy is enhanced by white fenced
yard, caged topaz pool and lush
green tropical landscaping. Step
inside and instantly you'll see this
property was designed with that
calming easy-living island atmosphere in mind. Cozy but still
spacious so your family can enjoy that relaxed beach home
feeling. Tradewinds owners also benefit from an exclusive
Beach Access with plenty of parking so you, your family and
friends can enjoy the warm sun soaked sands and breathtaking
Sanibel Sunsets. Peaceful surroundings, stellar sunsets, restful
beaches, relaxed outdoors, easy maintenance this home will
make sure everyday feels like a day in paradise. Offered for
$725,000. Contact George Kohlbrenner 2391565-8805

Get Away From it AII
RIVERFRONT!! Enjoy the
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atmosphere of riverfront living on
this %/ acre+ secluded property..
Over 3200 sq. ft. of living area in
this 3BR, 2 1/2 bath home. Den/
office or sitting area off of master BR. Both baths have
been updated. Beautiful wood floors in main living area; 2
patios 1 open, and 1 enclosed with quality windows and
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Contact Nancy Finch 239/822-7825



Old World Charm in Historic MlcGregor Neighborhood
Nestled along tree lined VWales Drive ,
in the Historic McGregor River District,
this new two story Mediterranean
masterpiece embraces a passion for
architectural details with exquisite
finishes and quiet elegance. Just behind
the imported double doors lies an inviting
courtyard pool surrounded by rooms-each one inviting in its own right.
From the grandly proportioned formal living and dining rooms, to the
living quarters both up and down stairs, to the quest quarters with
efficiency kitchen and the open second floor garden terrace, all are
reminiscent of days gone by. The uniqueness of this 5 bedroom, 6 bath
home offers a lifestyle rarely found. Contact Nancy Finch 2391822-
7825 to arrange your private showing of this extraordinary home.

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14 THE RIVER AUGUST 13, 2010
Plant Smart:

Sources: Everglades Wildflowuers by
Roger L. Hammer, and the Shrubs &
Woody Vines of Florida by Gil Nelson.
Plant Smart explores sustainable
gardening practices that will help you
create a low-maintenance, drought-
tolerant, hurricane- and pest-resistant
South Florida landscape.M

Guided Wallks
Afree guided walk, Exploring
Ethnobotany, will take place
August 25, September 29,
October 27, November 24, and
December 29, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Meet at Matanzas Pass Preserve
entrance, 199 Bay Road, Fort Myers
Bird Patrol Tours, also free, are
scheduled for August 14, September
11, October 9, and December 11, from
8 to 10 a.m.; the November 13 tour is
from 9 to 11 a.m. Meet at Bunch Beach
Preserve, 18201 John Morris Road, Fort
Low Tide Loafing at Sunset will be on
August 24, 6 to 7 p.m.; September 21,
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; October 21, 5:30 to
6:30 p.m.; November 23, 4:30 to 5:30
p.m.; and December 21, 4:30 to 5:30
p.m. Meet at Bunch Beach Preserve,
18201 John Morris Road.
For more information on any of these
events, call 463-3764; to register, call
533-7440 or log onto www.leeparks.
org., r

Nectar-producing bushy fleabane attracts birds, butterflies, and other pollinators such as
the bumblebee seen here

Bushy fleabane's leaves are covered with
soft fine hairs

by Gerri Reaves

nensis) produces dense clusters
of pink flowers from late winter
through late summer.
Individual flowers are ven; small, but
the profuse flower heads give an impres-
sion of large soft heavy blooms at the
branch ends.

Photos by Gerri Reaves
mangrove habitat. It requires full sun.
Bushy fleabane is also called cure-for-
all for its many medicinal uses. The leaves
produce a tea used as a cold treatment.
They can also be heated and applied to
sprains to reduce swelling or to wounds
as a poultice.
As the common name suggests, it has
been used to repel fleas.
Bushy fleabane will readily reseed.

This member of the aster family
attracts bees, butterflies and birds.
The aromatic leaves are elliptical or
oval, up to six inches long, and covered
with fine soft hairs.
Multi-branched and evergreen, this
shrub will reach six to eight feet in height.
Its natural habitat is the edges of ham-
mocks, but it will thrive in a variety of set-
tings, including disturbed lands and black

Volunteer Boat Captains And

Snorkelers Needed To Hunt Scallops

oin the University of Florida/Lee County Sea Grant Extension program and
Pine Island Sound Scallop Search, a resource-monitoring program in which
volunteers snorkel, looking for scallops in select areas within Pine Island Sound on
Saturday, August 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The purpose of this program is to monitor and document the health and status of
the bay scallop population. Modeled off of the successful Great Bay Scallop Search
conducted in Tampa Bay since 1993, this event is designed to be a fun family event.
Up to 40 boats are needed with as many as 150 participants to search selected
sites in Pine Island Sound and San Carlos Bay for the elusive "bay scallop." Large
populations of bay scallops (Argopecten irradians) disappeared from Southwest
Florida waters decades ago due in large part to degraded water quality, related declines
in seagrass acreage, over harvesting and other causes. Water quality and seagrasses
have improved in many areas to levels that may once again support these important
bivalves within the area.
Scallop searchers will meet at 9 a.m. at Pineland Marina, 13921 Waterfront Drive,
Bokeelia to receive sumvey equipment and instructions. Lunch will be provided once
participants return to shore and report their information.
This is a no harvest event.
Volunteers with shallow draft boats are needed. Let the organizers know the style
and size of your boat. Canoes and kayaks are also welcome but not personal water-
craft such as Jet Skis. Bring a dive flag if you have one.
Snorkelers without boats are welcome, however space is limited.
Volunteers should bring a mask, snorkel and gloves and be able to snorkel/swim 50
meters (about 150 feet) along the bottom; fins and weight belt are optional but sug-
Reservations are required and sumvey sites and equipment are limited. Early sign-up
is recommended. Sign up by mailing Joy: hazellje@leegov.com or by calling the Lee
County Sea Grant Extension office at 533-7518.M

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Freshwater releases from S-79 increased beginning in March 2010 as part of
efforts to control water levels in Lake Okeechobee (Figure 11). Average daily water
releases from S-79 were 4,590 cfs in May and 3,270 cfs in June of this year. In com-
parison, average daily releases of 0-500 cfs occurred in Fall 2009 as the rainy season
waned. The influence of these releases is apparent in the higher levels of CDOM and
lower salinity at the well-flushed Roosevelt Channel station compared to the other
stations. Higher levels of chlorophyll a (phytoplankton indicator) and TN observed at
all stations are typical of wet season, although the variability in chlorophyll at the two
stations closest to Blind Pass seems to be less after the opening compared to previ-
ous wet seasons. Dissolved oxygen levels remain low during early morning sampling
The four BPA water quality monitoring stations were re-sampled on July 28, 2010,
the results of which will be provided in next month's report. As approved by BPA,
SCCF has extended its monitoring until the end of September to get a more complete
look at the wet season this year and be better able to detect changes since the open-
ing of Blind Pass. A brief data summary and analysis will be distributed by the end of
November which more closely compares water quality before and after the opening of
Blind Pass.M

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Prepared for Bayous Preservation Association by SCCF Marine Lab
Mark Thompson, Loren Coen, and AJ Martignette
This report presents water quality monitoring results obtained from four sites
within the Blind Pass Ecozone sampled previously by the Bayous Preservation
Association (BPA) and sampled by the SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation
Foundation) Marine Lab since April 2009. The monitoring program is designed to
detect changes in water quality resulting from the opening of Blind Pass and will be
meshed with other efforts by SCCF and other entities.
Water quality monitoring is scheduled for the last week of each month, beginning in
April 2009 and extending for approximately 14 months post-completion of the Blind
Pass dredging project which was concluded August 1, 2009. Sampling is conducted
early in the morning just after sunrise at each of the four sites (see Figure 1). Field
measurements include: dissolved oxygen (DO), turbidity, pH, salinity, air and water
temperature, secchi depth, photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) and total depth.
Laboratory analyses at Lee County's Environmental Lab and at SCCF's Marine Lab
included: total (TKN Kjeldahl) nitrogen, nitrate plus nitrite "nitrogen," ammonia (NH3),
total nitrogen (TN), turbidity, corrected chlorophyll a, pheophytin, total phosphorus
(TP), fecal coliforms, enterococci, and colored dissolved organic matter (or CDOM).
All measurements and analyses follow EPA-approved methodologies. Data are
entered into a dedicated water quality database maintained at the SCCF Marine Lab
and analyzed periodically.
In addition to the monthly report (this format), an end of project findings report will
be issued to BPA and its members.
This month's report describes the sampling effort undertaken on June 29 (0630-
0730). The tables summarize the results.
The latest data from the water level logger located on Dr. Miller's dock in Clam
Bayou are shown in Figure 2. Photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) as measured
at the SCCF Marine Lab facility is shown in Figure 10. PAR is the amount of light
energy available to plants for photosynthesis and is affected by season, percentage of
cloud cover, and when related to seagrasses, the water clarity.
With the opening of Blind Pass on August 1, 2009, SCCF been plotting the com-
plete set of BPA water quality monitoring data to more easily view any trends and
changes which may be apparent with the change in flow regime (see Figures 4-8). A
vertical (red) line separating pre-Blind Pass opening from post-opening information has
been added to each figure, in an effort to more easily contrast before and after data.
Total precipitation in June was 3.74 inches of rain, only about a third of the
40-year average of 9.3 inches (data from Lee County rain gauge located at San Carlos
Boulevard and Summerlin Road.).

16 THE RIVER AUGUST 13, 2010

Artists are asked to create a two- or
three-dimensional piece based on the fol-

Soms"'"ingn old, something new, open
your mind to create a form of art that
is usable. Thinking of a door as never
before, has value and opens a door of
opportunity for all the creator, the cus-
tomer, the community, the venue.
This is a call to artists, students,
schools, businesses and organizations that
feel they have something to share that
will enlighten, inspire and adorn the com-
There is no charge for submitting a
preliminary proposal and examples of
work via e-mail. The entry fee of $50 will
be required of submissions approved.
Artists who are accepted for entry into
the exhibit will be notified via e-mail on
Friday, August 13. The results will not
othenvise be made public until they are
published on the SBDAC website. All
accepted artists will be notified of the spe-
cific day to elrec atnd i:k uoppedsoo oce

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munity members an opportunity to revisit
their inner artists. As well as serving as
the Alliance's signature fundraiser, Art
Royale aims to reinforce the importance
of arts and culture in our lives and our
New to Art Royale this year, the
Alliance is incorporating the theme It's All
Elemental into a juried gallery exhibition.
Chosen 2D/3D artwork, related to the
event theme, will be displayed November
16 through 27 and will be featured as
the main gallery exhibit at Art Royale.
This opportunity is exclusively offered to
Alliance members. A portion of the pro-
ceeds benefits the Alliance for the Arts.
Volunteer opportunities are also avail-
able by calling 939-2787.w

"The arts are an important part of the
cultural and development of our commu-
nity" says Commissioner Hall. "I believe
that government can play an important
role in public awareness, developing the
use of public spaces for display and inter-
action of art, and for the encouragement
and commitment of continued financial
support both public and private of all the
Other local artists will be featured

is onthoe fit sfloo of te llds eonty
Courthouse, 2120 Main Street in down-
town5F rt My~ers.
Ford, 68, lives full time in Cape Coral.
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continued on page 32

Elizabeth Loos in I Love A Piano

Broadway Palm Salutes

Irving Berlin, With I Love A Pianol

Love A Piano, playing August 19 through October 2. This nostalgic journey
spans seven decades of American history with over 60 Irving Berlin songs.
I Love A Piano captures the spirit of America from the ragtime era through the
swinging elegance of the 1920s and 30s. From the songs that inspired a nation
through the Great Depression to the innocent optimism of the 1950s, the show
embarks on an enduring journey through musical heaven. The timeless Irving Berlin
classics include Puttin' on the Ritz, There's No Business Like Showu Business, Blue
Skies, Anything You Can Do, We're A Couple of Swuells and God Bless America.
It is directed and choreographed by Amy Marie McClealy. Known for her diverse
choreography, McClealy is making her Florida directorial debut. She recently directed
and choreographed I Love A Piano at Broadway Palm's sister theater in Mesa,
Arizona, where she received stunning reviews for her work.
The cast includes David Piazza, Jonathan Van Dyke, Sarah Dowling and in a
special guest appearance from Sanibel's Schoolhouse Theatre, Victor Legarreta. A
veteran performer, Legaretta has performed on all three Prather Entertainment Group
stages. During 2002 to 2004, he was the Off Broadway Palm's artistic director. Also
in the cast is Elizabeth Loos from Arizona, who recently toured the country with the
Footloose National Tour.
Performances are Wednesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinees.
Broadway Palm is offering a Season Opener Special with all tickets $35 for din-
ner and the show. Tickets can be reserved by calling 278-4422, by visiting www.
BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in
Fort Myers.

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The Sidney & Berne Davis Art
Center invites artists residing
in the United States to submit
examples of their current works of art to
be considered for entry into The Doors
of Opportunity Exhibit. This is a call to
artists, students, businesses, and organi-
zations that feel they have something to
share that will enlighten, enhance and
adorn the community.
Artists will create a work of art on
a door donated to the Sidney & Berne
Davis Art Center. Artists are asked to
submit two ideas based on lyrics or ideas
from a song by The Doors, or how they
see "a door of opportunity.--
Online entries must be digital files
not to exceed 2MB or a height or width
gr tier ten s?0 pielo fid .formatr

det led entries may be submitted on a
CD or print and sent to Kimberly Becker'
director of Artful Events, Sidney & Berne
Davis Art Center, P.O. Box 1562, Fort
Myers, FL 33902.
Hand delivery: Submit on a CD or
print of your most recent work and your
proposal for Doors artwork to the Sidney
& Berne Davis Art Center.

A rf D v | A

alliance for the Arts is seeking
artists to showcase their most
Intriguing, entertaining and
interactive artwork for Art Royale
2010 It's All Elemental, scheduled for
November 20. The artist prospectus
including exhibition opportunities fo}
visual and performing artists, is now
available at www.ArtInLee.org and by
calling 939-2787.
Art Royale has been described as "a
marquee" event in Lee County. It is a
one-night celebration of art displaying

emtraisners rn igtear iset ar ehbits.
The Alliance boasts that the event gives
artists an outlet to create beyond gallery
wall and theater stages, while giving com-

COmm issioner

Displays Cape
MO n's Artwork

of Cape Coral, will display original
artworks in Commissioner Tammy
Hall's downtown Fort Myers office until
September 10.
bla enjoy the oppo~rtunityT ad tue coisa
welcome to view the artwork and learn
more about the artist. Call 533-2226 to
confirm office hours for viewing.
Hall is supporting local artists by giving
them an opportunity to display their art-
work in her commission office.

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THE RIVER AUGUST 13, 2010 17

The local preliminary queens of Miss Florida U.S. International and Miss Teen Florida-World
made an appearance recently at the Harborside Back to School Bash. They are pictured
with Patrick Nolan of Fox 4.

Donate To Keep
Symphony Alive
The Southwest Florida Symphony is
a campaign for donations.
The symphony is $300,000 in debt
and is asking the public for support by
these means:
*Drop off your old gold for a tax-
deductible donation at Mark Loren
Designs, 13351 McGregor Boulevard,
Fort Myers;
*Be a host for a symphony musician.
A four-night stay would be a $300 dona-
*Sponsor a chair in the symphony or
chorus for a year; sponsorships start at
*Donate through stock transfers,
cash, credit card or check online or call
the symphony at 418-0996.4

From page 1
Peter Taylor
To Perform
Opening this event will be Peter
Taylor; a guitar virtuoso and accom-
plished musician who has collaborated
with local and international artists. His
performance will begin at 7 p.m. His
45-minute set, titled Single Minded, is an
ethereal and beautiful mix of emotional
and heartfelt songs in voice and guitar
that will captivate the audience.
The owners of daas Gallery invite
Music Walk visitors to call 939-1194 and
reserve a space, which is very limited.
There will be no access inside the gal-
lery once the performance has begun.
The gallery is located at 1512 Broadway
Street. For more information log on to

Read Us Online: IslanclSunNews.com

24 Hour Service Service to the Airport
~ph, Towncar Available

SErrol's Taxi
239-7 70-3333
South Ft. Myers and the Beach

Miss Florida Preliminary Queens
Make Special Appearance

Number of Schools by Grade Earned
1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010*
A 9 19 17 22 28 33 35 38 40 47 60 50
B 5 8 8 20 20 12 13 23 16 27 11 12
C 34 30 31 13 10 16 13 15 19 10 14 11
D 8 0 1 2 0 1 6 1 5 1 3 0
F 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Elementary and middle school grades only

JO WISh Federation's SAT Prep Class
rhe Jewish Federation of Lee & Charlotte counties is offering a special prep
Class series to help get local students ready for upcoming 2010 SAT tests.
SThe SAT test, a critical measure of scholarship, is the benchmark used by
most colleges and universities for admission decisions. As such, they are crucial to a
student's success in higher education and a long-term focus of learning for high-
school students.
Small class sizes and affordable tuition make the federation's classes stand out.
According to Naomi Rubin, the federation's programming director, "Our course
offers 35 hours of class time, small classes, professional teachers and individualized
attention. We are a nonprofit organization, not a business. We provide the SAT classes
in a professional manner, affordable to the whole community. Your child will enjoy the
course as well as benefit from it."
The classes are led by local residents, Professor Joan Lewin and Mark Irwin, two
professional educators with years of experience in SAT preparation.
Class fee is $355 and includes all course materials. A minimum of six students is
necessary for this class to be held, and a maximum of 12 students will be accepted.
The 14-session classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays starting August 23
for the November 6 SAT test. Classes will be held on August 23, 25, 30, September
1, 13, 15, 20, 27, October 4, 6, 13, 20, 27, and November 3.
Math classes are held Mondays, and classes for the verbal section are held
Wednesday. Sessions, which begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. and conclude by 9, are
held at the federation office at 9701 Commerce Center Court, Fort Myers (off Bass
Road and Summerlin Road opposite Lexington County Club).
Openings are filling up fast. Classes are open to all local students on a first-come,
first-served basis, and applications are available by calling 481-4449 or by visiting
www .JewishFederationLCC .org.4

District Website Provides Valluable

In fOrmation About New School Year

now the school year starts in less than two weeks first day is Monday, August

To help families start to prepare, Lee County Public Schools has created its annual
Back to School section on its website (www.leeschools.net). The link provides a wealth
of information vital for families. From uniform information to bus routes to informa-
tion on how to register, families can find almost everything they need on this page.
Many schools will be conducting open houses/orientation events over the next
couple of weeks you can check for your school's event on the district's website (the
districtwide activities calendar) or families can contact their child's school directly.
Finally, as the first day approaches, commuters need to be aware that come
Monday, August 23 children will be back out waiting for buses on the streets, riding
their bikes or walking to and from school we all need to be a little more cautious and
aware as the 2010-11 school year kicks off.M

18 THE RIVER AUGUST 13, 2010

Lee County Public School District Maintains 'A' Grade

Eighty five percnet of Lee County
for the second year in a row,
despite statewide declines in district and
school grades.
Out of the 73 Lee County schools
receiving a grade, 62 received an A or
B that's 85 percent percent. So far this
year, 50 schools in Lee County achieved
an A grade.
The grades only include elementary
and middle schools. New components
were added to the high school grad-
ing system for 2010, delaying the
final release date for those grades until
November, according to the Florida
Department of Education.

Lee Out ha trhg sli hs tc perntaeF a
of A schools (69 percent) and highest
percentage of A and B schools combined
(85 percent). Lee County is the only dis-
trict with no D or F schools.
Many districts including Lee County
- brought concerns to the attention of the
Florida Department of Education when
the student scores from the 2010 Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)
were released earlier this year. Many
districts discovered what they believed to
be out-of-the-norm changes in academic
performance. Districts saw students who
had been consistently performing at Level
4 or 5 drop to Level 1 or 2 in just one
The state had independent reviews of
the results done, and the determination
was that the swings in academic perfor-
mance were "consistent with historical

"I'm glad the state had the FCAT
results reviewed, but we are still waiting
for a concrete answer as to why there
have been such widespread anomalies
statewide," said Dr. James Browder,
Superintendent of Schools. "I think until
this is explained in a definitive manner,
people will question the results.
"Since the FCAT was implemented,
our students and schools have shown a
steady rise academically, and I fully antici-
pate that trend to continue despite what
the 2009-10 FCAT grades may or may
not show across the state," Dr. Browder
said. "I only hope we avoid a similar situ-
ation this coming school year if we are
going to have high stakes tests, we all
have to be confident in the process, oth-
erwise doubt will linger. 4

Rasmussen College representatives
will be on hand to provide information
about master's degree programs offered
through the Rasmussen Partner Network
of schools, and bachelor's and associate's
degree programs offered through the
local campus, as well as career oppor-
tunities within the Rasmussen College
"While an economic recovery has
begun, nearly 13 percent of Fort
Myers residents remain unemployed,
Rasmussen College National Director of
Career Development Tamryn Hennessy
saido"Weitare obsnore dteoaha e tejos
in the community and to help residents
of Fort Myers and the surrounding area
learn about positive steps they can take
toward employment."
For additional information visit www.

Care A df6 n

In Fort Myers
Rasmussen College will host a free
Career and Networking Fair for
residents of the surrounding com-
munities at the Hyatt Place Fort Myers
at the Forum on August 19. Companies
from a variety of industries will be present
and looking to fill positions with qualified
Feat"rfed bu in sse nsclu~da Le ut
Logistics, United Way, Costco, Wachovia,
and Lee County Elections. Interested
parties are encouraged to attend to gain
a competitive edge in the job search pro-



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*It's public. The probate process is
open to everyone. This means anyone
can obtain a copy of your will, the names
and contact information for your heirs,
the inventory of assets and other docu-
ments filed as part of the probate pro-
As you can see, you've got some good
reasons to avoid probate and a TOD
agreement can help. Of course, a TOD
agreement can t meet all your estate-plan-
ning needs. While it may be particularly
useful in helping you bequeath specific
financial assets, such as stocks, bonds
and other assets held in your broker-
age accounts, it can't help you deal with
estate taxes or address other complex
estate-planning issues.
And that's why you also may want to
consider creating other estate-planning
tools, such as a revocable living trust.
Similar to a TOD agreement, a revocable
living trust allows you to leave assets to
your heirs without going through probate.
Furthermore, when you set up a revo-
cable living trust, you can control your
assets during your lifetime and determine
how they will eventually be distributed
to your heirs. You could, for example,
have money distributed to your children
or grandchildren in installments, over a
period of years. Many people like having
this ability, especially if they are unsure of
the money management skills or maturity
level of their heirs. Plus, a properly estab-
lished revocable living trust will cary out
your wishes if you become incapacitated.
Be sure to consult with your legal advisor
to see if a revocable living trust is appro-
priate for you.

While a TOD agreement can't take
the place of all estate-planning tools,
it can complement them. And a TOD
agreement offers another feature that can
prove valuable: flexibility. Specifically, you
can revoke or modify your TOD agree-
ment at any time in response to changes
in your life or family circumstances.
To determine if a TOD agreement
is appropriate for your needs, contact
your tax advisor or legal professional. It's
taken you many years to accumulate your
assets, so take some time to help ensure
they end up where you want them to go.
Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor
in Fort Myers. She can be reached at
jennifer baseydedwardjones. com.0

School District

Earns $1 Million

In Grants
See County Public Schools
announced that it has been award-
ed a federal Teaching American
History grant for nearly $1 million,
which will support the first three years
of a $1.6 million, five-year project. The
district was notified of the award from
the office of United States Senator
George LeMieux.

The project's title is E Pluribus Unum:
One Nation, One People and will focus
on the significant events, people and doc-
uments that have shaped our nation. The
goals of the project are to increase teach-
ers' content knowledge and understand-
ing of American history and to increase
student knowledge of American history
through improved instructional practices.
The project will target 120 teachers in
grades five, eight and 11 who currently
teach American history. The district is
proud to partner with Southwest Florida
Museum of History, The History Program
in the College of Arts and Sciences at
Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU),
The Edison & Ford Winter Estates and
the Holocaust Museum of Southwest
Florida as part of this project.
The project format is based on sev-
eral collaborations: teachers with history
experts; teachers with history partners;
and teachers with other teachers. The
professional development will consist of
lectures and seminars, local historic site
visits, national historic site visits, peda-
gogical training, research internships at
FGCU and local historical museums,
graduate level courses, and teacher pro-
fessional learning communities.
This collaborative project will produce
more knowledgeable teachers and stu-
dents, lasting community partnerships
and a rich online lesson resource for
teachers in American history.O

'1111 Fr esh

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Salmr Wt 8imatro a d Radish
2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped fine
2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and
chopped fine
3/4 pound radishes, trimmed and
chopped fine
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 clove garlic, mashed to a
paste with 1/ teaspoon salt
1/ cup virgin olive oil
1/3 cup cilantro finely chopped, or to
6 scallions, sliced thin
In a large bowl whisk together the juic-
es and garlic paste, add the oil in a steady
stream, and whisk the dressing until it is
emulsified. Whisk in the chopped cilantro
and salt and pepper to taste. Add the
tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, and the
scallions, toss the salad to combine it
well, and garnish the dish with the left-
over cilantro sprigs.
Look for Fresh from Florida ingredi-
ents at your grocery store.M


Financial Focus

TOD Ag reement
Can Reduce

by Jennifer Basey
mong the
f ~reasons you
; Work hard
all your life may be
B so you can leave
something to your
~JF~~children, grand-
children or other
family members.
So, naturally, you'd
like to make it as
easy as possible for your heirs to take
possession of those assets you want
them to have. And that's why you may
want to consider establishing a Transfer
on Death (TOD) agreement on certain
Once you ve established a TOD agree-
ment for your account, ownership of the
assets held in that account pass directly
to the designated beneficiaries, bypassing
probate. Why is this important? Because
probate has three major drawbacks:
*It's time-consuming. If your estate
has to go through the probate process, it
could easily take a year or more for your
assets to be distributed to your heirs.
*It's expensive. Attorney and court
fees could devour up to five percent of
your estate's value which means fewer
assets going to your loved ones.

20 THE RIVER AUGUST 13, 2010

For School's New Football Prog ram

Swagler and his team conducted spring practices in May. It ended with an inter-
squad scrimmage in which the final score was 61-46. The Cougars started practicing
sixda cw ekl sar Aun us 79 in anticipation of their debut season. Their first
"My goal is to be better prepared than any team we face," said Swagler. "My mes-
sage to the team is that the tools and skills needed to be a good player and teammate
will help them develop the skills needed to take on the real world."

Shell Point Welcomes New Golf Pro
The Shell Point Golf Club welcomes
Michael Raber as the new head golf
professional. Raber is a certified 4
PGA golf professional, and has over six
years of head professional golf experi-
"We are very excited to have Mr. Raber L=
join our team at the Shell Point Golf Club,
said Michael Mongoven, director of golf for
Shell Point Golf Club. "He brings a lot of
experience to the club, and we know that
his arrival will continue to make sure that -
every day is a great day for golf at the Shell
Point Golf Club.
Raber graduated from Brockport
State University in 1994 with a degree in
finance, and began his golf course career
at the Skaneateles Country Club in 1996
as an assistant. In 2000, Raber worked
as the assistant golf professional for Gulf
Harbour Golf and Country Club, and
briefly moved to Massachusetts in 2003 to
work at Townsend Ridge Country Club and
Butter Brook Golf Club. Prior to becoming
the head golf professional at Shell Point, Michael Raber
Raber worked at the Copperhead Golf
Club and The Country Club of Naples. .

College Baseball's National Pitcher

Of The Year Signed By Twins And

Begins His Professional Career Here
by Ed Frank
T e was the collegiate pitcher of the year. Twice an All-
SAmerican, he was considered the most dominant pitch-
I er in college baseball. And he will begin his professional
career right here with the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team.
Alex Wimmers, a 6-foot-2 right hander out of Ohio State
University, was the Minnesota Twins' first-round selection in
this year's Major League draft (21st pick overall). He received a
$1.32 million signing bonus just before the deadline for teams to
sign their picks and was scheduled to report to the Miracle last
He recently had been named a Louisville
Slugger First-Team All-American for the
second consecutive season and was named the National Pitcher
of the Year by the College Baseball Foundation.
Wimmers was the Big Ten Pitcher of the Year for the second
year in a row, starting 10 games for the Buckeyes while record-
ing a 9-0 record with a 1.60 ERA, including the first nine-inning
no- ap eh cn poie a winning spark for the local team
that has struggled this year.
No doubt his sparkling college record is the reason the Twins
decided to start his professional career with the high A Miracle in
the tough Florida State League. Few first-round selections begin Ae imr
at this relatively high level. Ae imr
"We are thrilled to have Alex on board with this organization,"
said Twins Scouting Director Deron Johnson. "We have watched him the last couple
of years and he fits the mold we like.
Interestingly, Wimmers' selection marks the second straight year that the Twins
used their first-round draft pick to take a pitcher. Last year, the Twins waited until 10
minutes before the deadline to sign another college pitcher, Kyle Gibson of Missouri.
Gibson was paid $1.85 to sign and already has moved up to Double A baseball
with the Twins' New Britain Rock Cats where he has a 7-5 season record. He started
continued on page 25

Jamie Swagler (far right), a certified personal trainer, with members of the new football
team at The Canterbury School

to cheer when school begins next month. For the first time since the 1970s,
football is included in the school's athletic program.
Coached by Jamie Swagler, a certified NSCA-CPT personal trainer at Fitness
Together in Fort Myers, the Canterbury Cougars, six-man football team, is comprised
primarily of freshmen and sophomores. A version of the grid-iron game made popular
in the rural regions of Texas, six-man football is played by a league of high schools
throughout Florida. This version is played on a shorter field and combined scores in
the 100s are typical.
"One of my clients expressed interest in revitalizing a football program at the
Canterbury School," said Swagler, a dual athlete in lacrosse and football before joining
Fitness Together. "She introduced me to Athletic Director Lee Peters, and after inter-
viewing with the administration, they decided to move forward."-
"We are very excited about introducing this new program," said Peters. "The
Canterbury community welcomes the possibilities a football program brings to our

Bus Trip To See Tamppa Bay Rays
Talke On Boston Red Sox
A eyou in the play-off mood? Then join Cape Coral Parks & Recreation for a
trip to see the Tampa Rays take on the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, August
2.Cost is $58 per person and includes luxury motor coach transportation,
ticket for the ballgame, parking, tolls, refreshments and snacks. This game is going
to be big for both teams so don't miss this one. All ages are welcome. Departure is
at 3 p.m. from the Cape Coral Yacht Club pavilion. Return time is approximately
11:45 p.m. Tickets are going fast. Call for reservations, 574-0806.4:>

Donate To Food Bank

And Play Golf Free

play golf at one of five WCI courses in Southwest Florida at an exceptional
rate while donating to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. The special offer runs
now through October 15
For a minimum $100 donation to the Harry Chapin Food Bank through the WCI
Golf web site, you will receive a complimentary foursome of golf, carts included, at one
of WCI's championship courses: Hammock Bay Golf Club, Naples; Pelican Preserve
Golf Club, Fort Myers; Raptor Bay Golf Club, Bonita Springs; The Colony Golf &
Country Club, Bonita Springs; and Tiburon Golf Club, Naples.
Go online to www.WCIGOLF~com and click on "donate." Payment can be accept-
ed either through a credit card or Paypal. The certificate for golf will be mailed within
seven business days of the donation.
The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribu-
tion to families in need through a network of more than 170 local nonprofit agencies
in Lee, Collier, Hendly, Charlotte and Glades counties, who provide food to more
than 30,000 people monthly. Over 800,900 pounds of food are distributed monthly.
For every dollar donated, about $6 in food value goes back to the community.O.

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Julmeus Earns Employee Of Year
Award And Kudos For Aiding Others

chaulmeru tehceived thin aar ntetoahsi~
in thoenHaitan Conouny nH sb tanctse
business and fiscal realities of the com-
pany. For example, as laundry supervisor,
through observation of outside contractors
performing critical and specialized main-
tenance on key items of equipment (at a
considerable cost) he learned to safely and
effectively perform most of the mainte-
nance himself He is now solely respon-
sible for the laundry equipment preventive
maintenance program, saving considerable
operating costs yet never sacrificing pro-
duction or quality of service to residents,
according to Yacovitch.
During two hurricanes Charlie and
Wilma, Julmeus was one of the employee
volunteers who elected to stay on prop-
erty during both storms to help support
emergency operations. Shell Point has an
onsite hurricane shelter and residents do Joseph Julmeus
not evacuate.
Julmeus is involved with the Haitian
community at Shell Point, in Fort Myers and abroad. At work, he frequently acts as
interpreter for other Haitian employees. He helps many of the staff work through
issues whenever language presents a barrier to comprehension. He is also active in
the Fort Myers community and his church, organizing assistance to send clothing and
material items to less fortunate Haitian families locally and in Haiti.
He takes weeks of personal vacation time so that he can accompany a private
medical assistance team to Haiti to provide free medical care and also to assist in local
construction projects. He was in Haiti working with one such team when the earth-
quake in January devastated that nation.
The Florida Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (FAHSA) was estab-
lished in 1963 as a Florida not-for-profit corporation. Its purpose is to provide leader-
ship, advocacy, and education for retirement housing and nursing home communities
that serve the needs of Florida s retirees.M


From left, Scott Moore, facility operations director, Joseph Julmeus, Marie Julmeus, Karen
Anderson, human resources director, and Paul Yacovitch, facility operations manager

recently received the 2010 Employee of the Year award from the Florida
Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (FAHSA) at its annual con-
ference on July 26. Julmeus has been with Shell Point for over 20 years offering
superb service to the residents in the retirement community, while also serving as a
strong advocate for the Fort Myers Haitian Community.
"Joseph Julmeus is an exceptional individual whose dedication, customer service
and outstanding performance with both Shell Point and the local community makes'
him a truly deserving individual for this award," said Paul Yacovitch, facility operations
manager. "He shows a strong dedication for the care of Shell Point's residents, and
his exemplary work ethic resulted in a supervisory position in the organization. Joseph
personifies Shell Point's core values of caring, serving, and satisfying with every action
in his role as a supervisor.

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county area, the need for blood locally
remains constant, and needs to be replen-
ish ded dily. All blood types are currently
The requirements to give blood are:
Age: At least 17 years old (16 with
written parental consent) and in good
general health. There is no upper age
Weight: Minimum of 115 pounds.
Identification: Must provide photo ID
with date of birth.
Food: Eat a good meal before giving
and drink plenty of fluids.
Medications: Many medications such
as insulin, blood pressure, thyroid, cho-
lesterol, aspirin, antidepressants, and
hormone replacement do not necessarily
prevent someone from giving blood.
Call 334-5333 for questions about
A pint of blood can be donated every
56 days.M

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Pint FOr A Pint
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Te Lee Memorial Blood Center and
for a bloodmobile drive on the fol-
lowing dates at various locations. Donors
will receive a pint of DQ ice cream and a
*August 13, 1 to 6 p.m.
13250 Palm Beach Boulevard, Fort
August 14, 1 to 6 p.m.
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August 28, 1 to 6 p.m.
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Acupunctu re
And Health Tailk

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Sharon Bock
Sharon Bock, doctor of Oriental
AuCentuerrd Fort Myers, el hp co to
Live Your Best Life on August 17 at 11
a.m. at Calusa Harbour Assisted Living
Facility, 2525 East First Street, Fort
She will introduce attendees to the
many health benefits of Oriental medicine
and how it can vastly reduce aches and
pains associated with arthritis and aging,
as well as improve energy and memory.
A complimentary lunch will be served
immediately following the program. For
reservations, call 425-2239.
Bock received a masters degree in
Oriental medicine from the Midwest
College of Oriental Medicine, summa
cum laude. She practices acupuncture,
hypnosis and healthy nutrition for weight
loss and the relief of chronic soft tissue
pain, arthritis, stress and addictions.M


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Don t be surprised if Wimmers becomes another of those stars.
Seven-game Losing Streak Drops Miracle into Fifth Place
It was a rough week for the Fort Myers Miracle as a seven-game losing streak
resulted in the local team plummeting into fifth place in the Florida State League South
Division with a 17-24 second-half season record as the week began.
The team is on the road this weekend, returning home to Hammond Stadium
Wednesday to begin a six-game home stand with Clearwater and Bradenton.M
Next Week: Four golf legends play together for the first time.M

Our email aclcress is press@riverweekly .com

From page 20
Ed F ra n k
the year here with the Miracle.
While college baseball is not the caliber of even minor league baseball, Wimmer s
record in the three years he played for Ohio State border on amazing.
This past season, he held batters to a .211 average and showed the ability to get
off the mound quickly as opponents hit just .193 with two outs.
You will be in for a treat if you watch the 21-year-old pitch as, according to
Johnson, he has four pitches he throws for strikes, including a great change up. "He
throws strikes, and pitches with no fear," said Johnson.
As we ve written before, many, many major league stars have become those stars
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1. Name the last Royals pitcher before Zack Greinke in 2009 to strike out at least 200
batters in a season.
2. During the 1940s, three different Yankees won the A.L. Most Valuable Player Award.
Name two of them.
3. Entering 2010, how many consecutive seasons has the University of Florida football
team lost to at least one team in the SEC West Division'?
4. In what season did fans begin voting for starters to the NBA's All-Star Game?
5. How many consecutive seasons (through 2009-10) have the Detroit Red Wings made
the NHL playoffs?
6. Who holds the Ultimate Fighting Championship record for most number of consecu-
tive title defenses?
7. When was the last time that Germany's men's soccer team failed to be in the final
four teams of the World Cup?

1. ADVERTISING: What product did Tony the Tiger sell in advertisements?
2. GEOGRAPHY: What is the highest waterfall in the world?
3. LANGUAGE: Who coined the phrase "wild-goose chase"?
4. BIBLE: Which book of the Bible contains the longest name mentioned -- "Ma-
5. MOVIES: What was the name of the male lead character in "Love Story"
(played by Ryan O'Neal)?
6. ANATOMY: About how long is the human small intestine?
7. TITLES: What is the abbreviated title of a veterinarian?
8. COMICS: What comic-book superhero is sometimes known as "The Caped
Crusader"? .
9. MEDICAL TERMS: What is a more common name for somnambuhism?
10.ASTRONOMY: What are most of Uranus' 27 moons named after?

something other than what you had planned.
But keep an open mind, and before you decide
to tum it down, check it out.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20) The
Piscean wit and wisdom helps you work
through a situation that might have been acci-
dentally or even deliberately obscured. What
you unravel could prove to be very revealing.
BORN THIS WEEK: Loyalty is impor-
tat tro 1u ao Idel ald it, but you also give it

On Aug. 20, 1804, Sgt. Charles
Floyd dies three months into the voyage
of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark,
becoming the only member of the Corps of
Discovery to die during the joumey. Based on
the symptoms described by Lewis and Clark,
modem physicians have concluded that Floyd
was probably suffering from acute appendi-
*On Aug. 19, 1812, the U.S. Navy frig-
ate Constitution, known as "Old Ironsides,"
catches the British warship Guerriere some
600 miles east of Boston. After considerable
maneuvering, the Constitution delivered its
first broadside. The British man-of-war was
dismasted and rendered a wreck, while the
Constitution escaped with only minimal dam-
*On Aug. 21, 1911, theft of the Mona
Lisa is discovered. Investigators and detec-
tives searched for the painting for more than
two years without finding any decent leads. In
1913, fonner employee Vincenzo Perugia was
captured attempting to collect a ransom.
*On Aug. 22, 1933, the notorious Barker
gang robs a Federal Reserve mail truck in
Chicago and kills Officer Miles Cunningham.
Netting only a bunch of worthless checks, the
Barkers soon returned to a crime with which
they had more success -- kidnapping. Their
first victim, William Hanun, had earned the
gang $100,000 in ransom.
*On Aug. 18, 1958, Vladimir Nabokov's
controversial novel "Lolita" is published in the
U.S. The novel, about a man's obsession with
a 12-year-old girl, had been rejected by four
publishers before G.P. Putnam's Sons accepted
it.* On Aug. 16, 1977, Elvis Presley dies in
Memphis, Tenn. He was 42. The death of
the "King of Rock and Roll" brought legions
of mouming fans to Graceland, his mansion
in Memphis. Doctors said he died of a heart

attack, likely brought on by his addiction to
prescription barbiturates.
*On Aug. 17, 1987, Rudolf Hess, Nazi
leader Adolf Hitler's fonner deputy, is found
strangled to death in Spandau Prison in Berlin
at the age of 93, apparently the victim of sui-
cide. Hess was the last surviving member of
Hitler's inner circle and the sole prisoner at
Spandau since 1966.

*It was librarian and essayist Frederick
Saunders who made the following sage
observation: "Pride, like laudanum and other
poisonous medicines, is beneficial in small,
though injurious in large, quantities. No man
who is not pleased with himself, even in a per-
sonal sense, can please others."
*Earthquakes occur at a rate of roughly
one every minute around the world. About
eight of those every year are considered to be
major, registering above 7.0 on the Richter
*If you're a sailor you're probably familiar
with the hazards of being out on the water:
high seas, stones, hidden reefs. You probably
wouldn't count whales among the dangers,
but you'd be wrong. It seems that on a recent
day sail out of Table Bay Harbor in South
Africa, a couple on a 30-foot sailboat were
whale-watching when one got too close for
comfort. A 40-ton whale they had been view-
ing breached right next to the boat and landed
on the deck, breaking off the mast and then
thrashing around before sliding back into the
water. The whale lost some skin and blubber,
but was otherwise unhanned, the couple were
lucky to still have a seaworthy craft and made
it safely back to the harbor.
*Statistics show that the average 5-year-
old boy today weighs about 10 percent more
and the average 5-year-old girl about 8 percent
more than children of the same age in the
*Those who study such things say that the
word "daisy" started out as "day's eye" and
was shortened over the years. Similarly, "God
be with you" became "goodbye" and "whole
be thou" became "hello."

"To avoid situations in which you might
make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of
all." -- Peter McWilliams

MY StarsAA +-
ARIES (Mlarch 21 to April 19) A previous
misunderstanding continues to taint the atmo-
sphere to some extent in the early part of the
week. But cooler heads prevail, and the situa-
tion eases by week's end.

artistic asec o thI Di e Bovi is w le he
served this week, that practical side is also get-
ting the sort of recognition that could lead to a
new and well-deserved opportunity.
GEMINI (Mlay 21 to June 20) With home-
related matters taking on more importance this
week, now could be the time to make some
long-deferred purchases. But shop carefully for
the best quality at the best price.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22)
Congratulations. While that family problem
might still rankle, it should be easing thanks to
your efforts to cahn the waters. Also, a work-
place situation seems to be moving in your
LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Big Cat's
energy levels should be rather high these days,
and you might do well to tackle any tasks that
still need doing. This will clear the way for
those upcoming projects.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
Someone's criticism might not be as negative
as you perceive. Actually, it could be helpful.
Discuss the matter with your critic, and you
both could leamn something valuable.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
A business matter could cause some friction
among your colleagues. But once again, that
logical mind of yours comes to the rescue. And
the sooner it does, the better!
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21)
There might still be some heated temper flare-
ups out there. But your sensible self should
advise you to stay out of these situations until
things cool down and cahn is restored.
SAG~ITARIUTS (November 22 to
December 21) Changing your mind could be
the right thing to do if you can't resolve your
doubts. You might want to discuss the matter
with someone whose advice you trust.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January
19) The Sea Goat's merrier side dominates this
week, and this means that, despite your usual
busy schedule, you'll be able to squeeze in
parties and all sorts of fabulous fun times.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February
18) An educational opportunity could lead to




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$3. Refreshments during break. Tell your
friends. For more information call 395-0900.
SR 4/28 NTFN

Hourly, Daily, Weekly
and Monthly.
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SR 1/30 BTFN


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

Furniture, Bedding, Clothes,
Housewares, Garden stuff,
Large Bird Cages, Misc. iterns.
Gumbo Limbo, 454 Cotten Court, Sanibel
Sat & Sun from 7am 12pm

Gift shop merchandise and lots of misc.
Sat. Aug. 14, 8am-1pm.
2090 Sunset Circle, Sanibel.
(Behind Periwinkle Place)




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

Nai Techsnnee ed fbo v r r #tabusy
negotiable with experience.
Call 395-2400.
SR 7/30 V 120

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 8/2o

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

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.

Property Management & Care.
Home Watch Pool Service

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Res id ential I
Re w I ,

"Handyman' '
(Carpentry, ma itenance to ies, faucets, ce lng fans, s ding doors etc )
768-0569 or cell 464-6460
RS 11/14 MTFN

Residential Commercial
Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning
Jennifer Watson
R39 /-6T2F93

Rete sPolic~e a ain
Will Check Your Home Weekly
Very Reasonable Rates

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
inf0@phoebesnest.com for rates and
schedules. License pending.

Full range of management services,
transportation, home/car maintenance,
cleanig meadsE kllnt o ganiational
and insured *7 days.
Lisa 239-472-8875
RS 10/30BTFN

Convenient Medical Supplies offers a wide
selection of home healthcare products.
Incouddungsind ntietn e aneds drougal
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
www, convenientmedicalsupplies. com
RS 86V 827

In piano, saxophone, flute.
On Sanibel/Captiva or South Fort Myers.
Qualified, experienced teacher.
Call 239-989-7799
RS 813 710/1

Running or not.
Top dollar paid up to $500.
Call 239-220-2137
RS 7/23 V/13

Silver, 50CC, 2007, 1,700 miles,
great condition, windshield, trunk
mechanically sound
below book, $1,750

Denmark Interiors Maple Desk.
30" x 60" w/ File Drawers.
Like New, Half Price.
$450. 395-1649

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retired architect, Sanibel resident.
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From page 3
Sun Splash
"Family Fun Night is a terrific way for families to spend quality time
together, at an affordable price, before the kids head back to school,
said Sandra Greiner, waterpark manager. "We are hopeful that by
offering the discounted admission rates, an even greater portion of the
local community will be able to come out and enjoy Sun Splash.
The park will be cleared of all day guests at 5 p.m. and will reopen
for Family Fun Night at 5:30 p.m. Season pass holders and same day
park visitors who pay $3 extra for evening access and want to remain
in the park will be required to stay in the picnic area next to the
Calypso Cafe until the park reopens with full lifeguard staff at 5:30
p.m. The Cafe will remain open during the break.
sun splash is currently open every day of the week from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. through August 22, then will move to weekend only opera-
tions until the season ends on September 26. The final Family Fun
Night of the season will be held on Saturday, September 11, weather
For more information call 574-0558 or visit www.

Applications Sought
For Blue Chip
Community Business Award

he 16th annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community
Trippe and Company, recognizes small businesses that have
overcome adversity to achieve success. The luncheon ceremony
will take place Thursday, November 4 at Harborside Event Center,
1375 Monroe Street in Fort Myers. Registration begins at 11 a.m.
The program starts at 11:30 a.m. Keynote speaker will be Olympic
gold medal winner Nikki Stone.
"We are honored to have sponsored the Blue Chip Award program
for 16 years," said Galy V. Trippe, CIC, managing director of BB&T-
Oswald Trippe and Company. "We believe it is vital to recognize small
businesses in our communities who have overcome adversity and are
willing to share their successes as lessons for all of us.
Charlotte, Collier and Lee county for-profit businesses that have
been in operation for at least three years and employ five to 400 peo-
ple are eligible for the award. Applications, which must be submitted
no later than September 13, can be requested by contacting Stacey
Mercado at 433-7189 or SMercado@BBandT.com. Independent
judges will select the winning ently.M

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With AII
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Real Estate

3BR/3BA Dunes duplex. Great golf
course views. Beautiful wood floorS
Asking $429,000

DteauuluIly Iluiilllou. ~
three-bedroom condo in
exclusive community.
Only $999,000
For Information
And Showings
Please Call

ISabella Rasi

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

Two bed/two bath unfurnished ground
floor condo, close to Sanibel and
Fort Myers Beach, $89,500.
Call 851-3506

Straight Sale, not a short sale or
foreclosure. Close to both Sanibel and Fort
Myers Beach. New paint, New Carpet, New
Dishwasher, New microwave, Tile Lanal,
New Bathroom Vanities and much more.
Positive Cash Flow. Renter in Place.

Call Chris Potter at
to see this property.
SanCap One Source Realty

2 BR 2 BA 1st floor corner unit on canal. Free boat
dock. Fishing, lanal, pool, steps to beach. Interior
& furnishings new Jan 2006. Weekly/monthly/sea-
sonal. Call owner 419-566-8670.
SR 4/13 V TFN

Share house. Close to causeway, two
blocks from beach. Female only,
non-smoker. Single Mom with one female
child possible. $500/month. Available
September 1. 239-472-8464. Ask forKim.
RS 7/23 M TFN


Popular west end where Sanibel/Captiva
meet. 1 BR-3+BR, single story, furnished,
full kitchens, 3 docks, direct access, heated
p00Is, pet friendly, beach across street.
Best spot 0 slad T239-848-0906

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CaptiVa &( Sanibel Vacation Rentals
Rent directly from more than
300 property owners!
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First floor condo, completely redone -
kitchen/bath/appliances/furniture -
November 2005. TVs/DVDs, internet, pool/
clubhouse. Just a few steps to beach.
Wee kly/M onthly/SeasonalI
Call owners: 401-253-2511
SR 1/26 M TFN

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

For a complete list visit our Website
www, re max-ofthe isla nds, com
Call Dustyn Corace, RE/MAX of the Islands
RS 10/9B TFN

1-story home avail for long term lease.
Includes kitchen with island & hardwood
cabs, full sized washer/dryer in separate
laundry room, 2 addit rooms that could
be used as bedrooms or den/office
Space, access to neigh-hood boat launch,
screened Ianal, lawn service & more. Pet
friendly. Avail Sept 1 at $1,450/mo. Call
651-353-6674 & visit www.sanibelcharm, com.
RS 8/6V 8/13

2 BR Whiskey Creek, 2 BATH CONDO.
Appliances, washer-dryer, stove,
refrigerator, A/C, large LIVING RM/DINING,
SUN RM, no pets. $750.
RS 8/6 P 8/13

Available immediately. Fantastic Opportunity.
3/1 by Traders
3/2 by Bowmans Beach
M Rice Realty, LLC
RS 8/6 M 8/27

Fully Furnished across from Beach.
Deb 770-7253
SR 7/30V8/20

Well maintained 2Bed-2Bath end unit
Condo near Sanibel and Ft. Myers Beach.
Screened Ianal, sky light, carport,
remodeled pool for residents. $800/mo.
Available Sept. 1. Call Jim 330-289-4853
SR 8/13V 8/27

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 405-307-8949R / F

Davis & Heald. 2BR-2BA. AII Tile AII New Paint Plus
Lanai. Washer & Dryer Quiet & Secure. Four Unit
Building. Looking For Right Tennant Not Right $$.
Call 315-378-2233.

oceta lcato p13 Prinke Wa tFc c d
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 B TFN

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

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

8 Sq t oc cFeo das Cece Nea eadrge n it
and new windows. Motivated owner some
FREE RENT Call Nancy:'l ..1~1: IIi.
SR 8/7 B TFN

Convenient location on Periwinkle Way, Island
T70wer Plaza, SaaibelL1 ItsFlooor albilime wth
negotiable. Call Joe at 516-972-2883 or toll free
at 800-592-0009. Fax is 212-371-2290

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

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

For sublease on Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.
Excellent exposure and convenient location,
flexible square footage available to suit your
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Eme rgen cy ......._ ....__ ..........91 1
Lee Co unty Sh eriff's Offi ce .........................477-1 200
Florida Marine Patrol............... .................326 6
Florida Highway Patrol. ..........._..._ ..............278-7 100
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 rMyers Bseaceha ambrearrof C mmerce......4 -70
Lakes Regional Library................. ..................5340
Lee County Chamber of Commerce. ............931 -0931
Post Office ............... ....... .............1-800-275-8777
Visitor & Convention Bureau.........................338-3500
Alrhancoerfor the A tesry i ............ 9-.....
Art League Of Fort Myers.............................275-397
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall..........481 -4849
BIG ARTS.................... ............ ... ......3 5 90
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre...................278-4422
Cultural Park Theatre. .............. ............... 772-5862
Edison Festival of Light..................................33429
Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade............332-4488
Florida West Arts................. ...................948-4427
Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers..........472-0168
Gulf Coast Symphony. .........___...................489-1 800
Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres............. .481-8059
Naples Philharmonic.............................29571111
The Schoolhouse Theater.............................472-6 2
S.W Florida Symphony................ ................418-0996
Theatre Conspiracy................ ...............9633
Young Artists Awards............... .................5492
Angel Flight. ............... ...............1 -877-4AN-ANG EL
Animal Refuge Center. ................................731 -3535
American Business Women Association.............357-6755
Audubon of SWFL.................. .................3984
Audubon Society.................... ...............42356
Caloosahatchee Folk Society.......................677-9509
Ca pe Coral Stamp Cl ub. .............. .............542-9 153
duPont Company Retirees ...........................454-1 083
Edison Porcelain Artists. .............. ..............41 5-2484
The Horticulture and Tea Society..................472-8334
Horticultural Society................ ..... .............426 0
Lee County Genealogical Society.................549-9625
Lee Trust for Historic Preservation .................939-7278
NAR F E(National Active & Retired Federal Empla/ees) ................... .........4 82-67 1 3
Navy Seabees Veterans of America............ .731-1901
Paradise lowa Clu b of SWF L.............._... ....667-1 354
Southwest Florida Fencing Academy............939-1 338
Southwest Florida Music Association. ..........561-2118
Kiwanis Clubs:
Fo:t M :ErBde nh .............765 4254 or 45 1805960
Fort Myers Southn............... .................69-105
Gateway to the I sla nds ............... ..............4 15-3 100
lona-McG regor ......._ ........... ........ .......482-0869
Lions Clubs:
Fort Myers Beach................ .................439 8
Fort Myers High Noon................ .................46642
EsterolSouth Fort Myers...............................898-1921
Notre Dame Club of Lee County.................. 768-0417
POLO Club of Lee County.............................477-490
Rotary Club of Fort Myers. ................... .........332-8158
Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society.....................472-6940
United Way of Lee County.................................43320
United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour).......211 or 433-3900
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum....................395-2233
Burrough's Home.......................................3790
Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium............275-3435
Edison & Ford Winter Estates.......................334-3614
Fort Mye rs S kate Pa rk. ..............................32 1-7558
Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium........321 -7420
JN "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.........472-1 100
Koreshan State Historic Site.................239-992-031 1
Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center......... .765-8101
Skatium ......... ............ ... ........_ ........._ ....321-7510
Southwest Florida Museum of History.........321 -7430
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National Gymnastics Championship

Will Feature Wor ks By Al Oerter

Gymnas"i,"Federanten Oener andhVisa

year addition the acclaimed Olympian
artist Liston Bochette will create a special
commemorative work of art to acknowl-
edge the national championships. Bochette
has done similar works for many inter-
national and national federations in the
past. He was a gold medal winner at the
Barcelona Olympic Games on the cultural
side. His work is sought after in many
parts of the world.
Art of the Olympians (AOTO) will host
a special exhibition of art work created by
Olympians during the championships. This
exhibition will highlight works by 15 dif-
ferent Olympians including Bob Beamon,
Florence Griffith Joyner, Cameron Myer
and other distinguished names.
More information about Art of the
Olympians is available at: www.artoftheO-
lympians.org. Art of the Olympians Gallery
is located at 1300 Hendly Street in the
River District, downtown Fort Myers.M

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Al Oerter, 1960 Olympics in Rome

From page 16

Artwork Displayed
Kansas and completed his MBA and JD
requirements. He retired from his law
firm in 1999 and began full time cruising
and the study of painting. He has com-
peted in numerous art shows throughout
Lee County. He was recently awarded
first place in the Cape Coral's Art
League's Anything Goes exhibit for his
painting labeled Coi #3.
To learn more about the artist or view
his work, email r4delysium@embarqmail.

Signage drafts for national championships in Hartford, Connecticut
A\s gymnasts at the 2010 Visa National Gymnastics Championship in Hartford,
Connecticut take flight in their routines, so will the work of Al Oerter.
Color field paintings created by the late great Olympian will adorn banners,
posters, bill boards, T-shirts, and even the accreditations that the athletes wear around
their necks during the championships from August 11 through 14. One of the pieces
highlighted to design the look of the games is Flight, by Oerter.
Oerter was a four-time, consecutive gold medalist in discus and is considered to be
the role model for all Olympians around the world.
This special honor will promote sport and the arts among the competitors and
the public alike. Oerter was a recognized artist with talent rivaling his famous athletic
accomplishments. Visa is the title sponsor for the championships hosted by the USA

Three years of falling property values and the resulting
lower tax revenues led the lona-McGregor Fire District to
trim budgets, reduce staff, and cut salaries and benefits.
The District has balanced its resources to match our
community's needs, but further cuts could jeopardize the
District's ability to protect life and property.
During the August 24 primary election, District voters
will have the chance to fund fire services differently and
maintain the current level of service.

Q: What is a Fire Readiness Assessment?
A: The Fire Readiness Assessment is an annual
assessment that would pay part of each property's fire
service costs with a flat assessment. The assessment
would allow for some reduction in ad valorem property
taxes and would be charged to developed and
undeveloped parcels alike.

Q: How is the lona-McGregor Fire District
currently funded?
A: The District is funded primarily with your property taxes,
which are based on assessed values.

Q: Why is the Fire Readiness Assessment being
A: During the last three years, assessed property values
have dropped more than 33%, cutting money for
equipment, employees and operations. Further budget cuts
will inevitably mean fewer firefighters, longer response
times and less effective service. The combination of the
Fire Readiness Assessment and ad valorem property taxes

is a more predictable and stable way to fund fire protection

Q: Why will I still pay property taxes to the Fire District?
A: The Fire District will continue to use ad valorem
property taxes for the balance of its fire budget and
non-fire emergency and protective services. The Fire
Readiness Assessment, however, lessens the demand on
property taxes and shares equal portions of the cost of fire
protection readiness among all assessed parcels.

Q: Will I pay more? Or less?
A: Since the Fire Readiness Assessment would supplement
some of the funds now raised through property taxes, the
ad valorem tax could be lowered. With the combination of
the assessment and the adjusted ad valorem taxes, some
property owners could pay a little less, some will pay about
the same, and others will pay a little more. Even for those
paying more, however, the maximum increase would not
exceed $140 per tax parcel for the first year.

Q: What services are provided by the
lona-McGregor Fire District?
A: The District protects 93 million square feet of homes,
businesses and other structures within its 42-square-mile
service area. During 2009, the District responded to 8,557
calls, including 18 structure fires and 24 cardiac arrest
victims who were resuscitated by District paramedics.
It is important to remember fire protection is a critical public
service, and the District must be ready 24/7 to answer your
call. The time to consider if the appropriate level of service

is available and ready is now, and not when you dial 911.

Q: How will the referendum appear on the ballot?

To partially fund the construction, operation, and
maintenance of the facilities and services of the lona
McGregor Fire Protection and Rescue Service District
for the continual readiness to provide fire protection,
shall the District be authorized to levy an annual special
assessment in a flat amount that shall not exceed $185.00
per tax parcel within the District, excluding governmental,
submerged, tax-exempt or other parcels deemed by the
District to be infeasible or impracticable to assess?

0 YES for approval
O NO for rejection

Call the lona-McGregor
Fire District at 239-433-0660,
Iog onto www.IonaFire.com,
or attend an informational
meeting Saturday, Aug. 21,
at 10 a.m. at the fire station
at 6061 South Pointe


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