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FREETake Me Home VOL. 10, NO. 27 JULY 15, 2011From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at Artists From Around The World Create Outdoor Mosaic Art GalleryArtists from all over the world have donated mosaic panels to decorate the walls of the Joseph H. Messina Childrens Center, creating a permanent outdoor art gallery. Fort Myers Artist Eve Lynch of Kraken Mosaics organized the undertaking, which she called The Messina Mural Project. Joseph H. Messina Childrens Center Director Tammy Aronson sent out a call to artists last year to help transform the large outdoor environment into a natural playscape. Lynch responded to the call and started rallying mosaic artists from throughout the world using the social media site Flickr. Within a few days of my posting, 20 artists from all over the world agreed to contribute and within the next few months my mailbox was flooded with beautiful artwork depicting local wildlife and themes that would engage children. I even had a seven-yearold from Philadelphia make and contribute a colorful mosaic of her handprint, Lynch said. Donations were received from countries as far away as the United Kingdom, Germany, St. Lucia and Canada. continued on page 32 Bunny by Pat Mitchell of Wisconsin, and Red Squirrel by Ilona Bryan of the United Kingdom Bald Eagle by Marita Schauerte of Germany Fishes by Sharon Haddock of Colorado and Lisa Stevens of the United Kingdom Everyones Favorite Orphan Is Backby Di SaggauI have seen the musical Annie numerous times and have never enjoyed it as much as I did at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. This is an amazing show with an energetic, talented cast that delights from start to finish. Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, this endearing rags to riches tale about a poverty-stricken, redheaded waif taken in by a billionaire is a pleaser for all ages. The show opens in the New York Municipal Orphanage, run by the infamous Miss Hannigan. Pauline Cobrda plays the hard-hearted, conniving orphanage director. She possesses enormous comic talents including a delicious evil laugh. I was delighted every time she graced the stage. Joining her are brother Rooster, played by Jason Loete, and his girl friend Lily St. Regis, played by the multi-talented Amy Marie McCleary, in the Easy Street number. You immediately want an encore performance.continued on page 7 Reese Balliet as Annie, Bella as Sandy, and Jason Fleck as Daddy WarbucksMusic Is In The AirThe monthly Music Walk returns July 16 to the downtown Fort Myers River District. The third Saturday event features live music at over a dozen locations, including restaurants, galleries and bars, plus street performers all over beautiful downtown. Music Walk venues showcase a variety of music, from ska, rockabilly, indie, reggae and folk, to piano, steel drums and sax. The event is the largest of its kind regionally and is an all ages event that starts at 7 p.m. and goes until 10 p.m. or later at some locations. Free parking is available. Music Walk partners and venues include: HOWL Gallery/Tattoo, Spirits of Bacchus, Space 39, Red Rock Saloon, Cafe Matisse, French Connection Cafe, Enjewel, Happenings Magazine, Hotel Indigo, Twisted Vine Bistro, Indigo Room, Harborside Event Center, Coloring The World, City Tavern, Downtown House of Pizza, World Famous Cigar Bar, Hideaway Sports Bar, Morgan House, The Veranda Restaurant, Market America Realty, Syzygy Gallery, Main Street Antiques, WINK News 6, Classic Rock 94.5, Cool Hand Lucs, and AmeriDry. Tune into WINK News 6 Friday morning, July 15 from 8 to 9 a.m. for the Music Walk Morning Show feature. Highlights of Music Walk include: HOWL Gallery/Tattoo Original blues by the Mathis Turley Project. French Connection Robb n the Cradle Band. Indigo Room Live music by rockabilly band Memphis56. City Tavern The New Vinyls. The New Vinyls are firmly planted in classic Brit rock, but play a variety of musical styles, going back to early cro-magnon stick and rock beatings. Spirits of Bacchus Live music by High Tide. Downtown House of Pizza Bill Metts outside. Cigar Bar Jeff Whidby outside from 6 to 10 p.m. Pillow Tramp performs from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. inside. Twisted Vine L Live music by Patrick Jerome. The Veranda Gary Goetz at the Piano Bar. Check the website for up-to-the-minute performance information or to download an event map: www.fortmyersmusicwalk. com.


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And NowFive Points At A Turning Pointby Gerri ReavesThis 1973 photo shows a northward view of Five Points several years after the completion of the Caloosahatchee Bridge. Visible beyond the overpass are structures in oak-shaded Henley Place (left) and businesses on Carson Street (right). That view has changed much since 1973. Only one historic structure remains in Henley Place, and Carson Street has essentially been decommissioned due to the bridge ramps. Before bridge construction and for most of Fort Myers history, Five Points had served as a point of convergence, where Main, Cleveland Avenue, McGregor Boulevard, Carson Street, and Anderson Avenue (now MLK Boulevard) met. Starting in 1913, the historic Tootie McGregor Terry fountain endowed the fivepoint intersection with some logic, not to mention beauty and distinction. That memorial fountain provided a reference for navigating downtown and helped to make sense of an asymmetrical intersection. The fountain used to stand approximately underneath todays overpass, functioning as a roundabout, a traffic-calmer that subtly encouraged driver safety. It remained for several decades before it was removed, and Five Points began to transform into a point of divergence. Once the Caloosahatchee Bridge and overpass were completed in the mid-1960s, the landscape surrounding the bridge was necessarily altered. While the overpass itself looks much the same today as it did in 1973, little else does. To start with, the multi-storied, mirrored Sun Trust and the expanded Lee County Justice Center did not exist. But what did exist was a string of businesses and offices in the one-story buildings on the east side of Carson Street, the street almost done-in by the construction of the bridge. Those businesses included the National Cash Register Company and the Easter Seal Therapy Center. Just out of the frame of the photo was a Gulf service station, and to the left, where the Fifth Third Bank parking lot is today, was the Leo W. Engelhardt Funeral Home (the historic Towles home later moved across McGregor). Had the 1973 photographer looked around, it would have been possible to spot Norman Auto Supply and Ranker Motor Sales. The buying up of property, the changing or elimination of old neighborhoods, and the diverting of traffic from the main business district were major changes for downtown, and opinions about the wisdom of the bridge project differed greatly and still do. Anyway, progress is progress, and given the volume of traffic passing through Five Points today, maybe its a good thing theres no longer a lovely fountain to entice children and dogs on a hot day. As for that historic fountain that reigned at the convergence of five streets, after years in storage, it was restored by artist Don Wilkins and relocated to the Fort Myers Country Club in the 1980s. Walk to or drive through Five Points and think about the many things a modern bridge can do. Then travel the short distance to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn more about the how the demand for faster traffic flow altered downtown throughout its history. Be sure to see the museums exciting exhibit, Mambo Man, a Tribute exhibit to Pedro Cuban Pete Aguilar. For information, call 321-7430 or go to Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Then travel south to one of the areas best historical research centers, the Southwest Florida Historical Society at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, located on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Contact the all-volunteer non-profit organization at 939-4044 or drop by on Wednesday or Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. Source: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society and The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer. The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2011 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris See Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Emilie Alfino PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: Click on The River 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 Di Saggau Scott White The overpass hasnt changed since 1973, but the landscape around it hasphoto by Gerri Reaves In this 1973 photo of Five Points, parts of Henley Place and Carson Street businesses are visible beyond the Caloosahatchee Bridge overpasscourtesy of Southwest Florida Historical Society THE RIVER JULY 15, 20112


THE RIVER JULY 15, 20113 36th Annual Holiday Nights At The Edison & Ford Winter EstatesThe 36th annual Edison & Ford Holiday Nights at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers has been scheduled for December 2 through 31, 5:30 to 9 p.m. During the holidays the homes and gardens of Thomas and Mina Edison and Henry and Clara Ford will be seasonally decorated and visitors will have the option of a selfguided or guided tour with an Estates site historian. Edison & Ford Holiday Nights includes nightly entertainment by school and community groups, culinary demonstrations, book signings and appearances by artists, and the Childrens Tree Trail, a forest of trees decorated by Lee County students. The estates museum and Edison Botanic Research Lab will also be open during the event. This year Creative Cottage, located in the Edison Caretakers House, will feature elements of a Florida Cracker Christmas and will include the artwork of Florence Sansom, Megan Kissinger and Buell Lee Whitehead. Traditional Florida foods will be available for tasting and purchase, celebrating the Edison Caretakers House, an original cracker house built in the 1870s. Tickets for a self-guided tour are $15 for adults and $1 for children (age six through 12); guided tours are $20 for adults and $1 for children (ages six through 12). Groups may schedule guided or unguided tours from 5 to 7 p.m. and will receive a discounted group rate. The estates is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For additional information call 334-7419 or visit Edison and Ford Estates, Holiday Nights 2010Photos by Mike Shapiro O l d F a s h i o n e d Old FashionedEdisons Edisons$ 6. 9 5 $6.95Lunches for Lunches forServed 11am-4pm Everyday of the WeekEdisons Famous Happy HourHalf Price House Brand Cocktails, Domestic Draft Beer and Wine Everyday 11am-8pmFree Range Chicken Caesar Salad Moonlight Garden Wedge Salad Fresh Seasonal Vegetable Panini Hot Pressed Havana Cuban Corned Beef on RyeMake it a Reuben add $2.00The Chicken Philly Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich The Edison Black Angus Burger Atlantic Fried Fish Sandwich Chicken Salad Sandwich Minas Homemade Meatloaf Chicken Pot PieAll Sandwiches Served with Your Choice of French Fries or Coleslaw Cup of Soup House Salad Half SandwichYour Choice of Two! SUMMERGOURMETSPECIALS!www.SandyButler.comRESERVATIONS&DIRECTIONS:239482-6765EXT.117650SANCARLOSBLVD. FORTMYERSMarket SpecialUncorkIt!Summer WineDinnersImported Italian water $3.99 buy one get one 7p.m.,lastTues. ofthemonth, June-September RSVPbycalling239-482-6765The$18corkfee willbewaived throughSeptember, fo rbottlesofwine purchasedinour gourmetmarket andenjoyedin ourrestaurant.$35.per person OUTSTANDINGRETAILERSof2010NASFT LOYALTYCLUBMEMBERS RECEIVE10%OFF ALLPURCHASES,ALLSUMMER! ISRW7/2011Offerexpires7/31/11.Offercannotbecombinedwithotherdiscountsorpromotions. Notvalidascashortowardthepurchaseofgiftcards.Onecouponperperson,pervisit.Validon60mlbottle.*withthepurchaseofalunchentre.COMPLIMENTARYBOTTLEofTheSandyButlersaward-winningPensatoOliveOilBringthiscouponandreceivea: & House Wines from 5 7 pm Two for One Wells, Domestic Drafts, Happy Hour


THE RIVER JULY 15, 20114 Hortoons Lee Tran Public WorkshopsLeeTran will conduct five public workshops to introduce proposed changes to routes and schedules throughout the Lee County bus system. Changes are planned for every route in the system except Routes 70 and 100. They include new service linking Lee and Collier counties; realigning Route 150 in Bonita Springs; splitting Route 90 in North Fort Myers into two routes; splitting Route 110 to Lehigh Acres into two routes; and many other realignments and schedule adjustments. These proposed changes result from an in-depth study of our system by a team of transit experts, said Transit Director Steve Myers. Were simplifying some routes, improving frequencies, and adding service to Collier County, which has been one of the most requested improvements for a number of years. The public workshops will start at 5:30 p.m. at the following locations and dates: Tuesday, July 26: Bonita Springs Public Library, 26876 Pine Avenue Wednesday, July 27: East County Regional Library, 881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres Monday, August. 1: Cape Coral-Lee County Library, 921 SW 39th Terrace Wednesday, August 3: Lee County Administration Building, 2115 Second St., Fort Myers Tuesday, August 9: North Fort Myers Public Library, 2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE. Participants will be able to view maps and schedules of the redesigned routes and provide feedback to LeeTran staff. Interested parties who cannot come to a workshop can obtain the information at, and submit their comments via e-mail to rideleetran@, or by mail to LeeTran, 6035 Landing View Road, Fort Myers, FL 33907. To request special accommodations to participate in and of these public workshops, call 533-0323. Bay Oaks Social Seniors Pot LuckThe Bay Oaks Social Seniors (BOSS) will be hosting a Pot Luck at the Chapel by the Sea in Silver Hall on August 3 at noon. Participants are asked to bring a dish to share, while the BOSS program will provide a main course. This months guest speakers will be Mayor Larry Kiker and Town Manager Terry Stewart. The town officials will be available to talk about the upcoming budget cycle, town projects, and to answer your questions. BOSS or Bay Oaks membership is not required to attend. Anyone with questions regarding this or any other BOSS events should contact Irma Divine or Justin Buckley at 765-4222. Chinese & Japanese Cuisine Downtown Fort Myers (Post Oce Arcade Next to Hotel Indigo) 1520 Broadway For Takeout & Delivery Tel: 334-6991 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKMon-urs 11am 10pm Fri-Sat 11am 11pm Sun 12pm 9pm DELIVERY SPECIAL BUY 2 BURRITOS GET 1 FREE JACARANDAThe Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene1223 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays Snow Crab Legs, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge2 for 1 DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine


Sunset At Bunche Beach Low Tide Loafing at Sunset A Guided Exploration will take place Thursday, August 11 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Bunche Beach Preserve, 18201 John Morris Road, Fort Myers. Join a naturalist guide and leisurely explore the mud flats to see what mysexperiencing a beautiful Florida sunset. Bunche Beach is a wonderful place to explore and learn about a wide variety of shore birds, shells and possibly spot a manatee or dolphin playing along the shore. Bring a camera, shoes that can get wet, bug spray and drinking water. Meet at the picnic tables on the beach. The walk is free, but there is a $1 per hour parking fee. Visit or call 533-7444 for more information. Saturday Youth Dance ClassesBay Oaks will offer three different dance classes for ages ranging from five to 18 years old. An Intro to Dance class will be offered for ages five through eight. This class will be a basic introduction to the different forms of dance and teach students the different techniques for various forms of dancing. This 45-minute class will be every Saturday at 10 a.m. An Intermediate Class will be offered for children ages nine through 12. In this class students will learn about jazz, hip hop, modern, and a few other dance forms. This class will be at 11 a.m. every Saturday. At noon on Saturdays the 13 through 18 year olds will be able to take a more in-depth class and will learn more techniques for all forms of dance. The instructor for all of these classes is Lydia Frantz. Frantz is a beach resident and has over 15 years of formal training. The classes will each cost $6 per class for non-members and $5 per class for members. Call 765-4222 with any questions. THE RIVER JULY 15, 20115 Generous Homecoming For Wounded SoldierThe local community has reached out with generosity to Army PFC Corey Kent, a 22-year-old soldier from Cape Coral, who lost both legs and the fingers of his left hand when he stepped on a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. Kent had only been deployed three weeks when the accident happened on July 12, 2010. Last Saturday after months of treatment and recuperation, he came home to his family in Cape Coral and to a heros welcome. A motorcade escorted by Cape Coral police took Kent and his family from Southwest Florida International Airport to Harley Davidson for pictures and then across Veterans Parkway to Leapin Lizards Bar & Grill in Cape Coral for a homecoming party. There, well-wishers waved American flags to honor him. There were plenty of surprises, too, including gift certificates, money, a key to the city, and even a brand new car donated by the Sam Galloway Ford dealership. And on Tuesday the one year anniversary of his injury groundbreaking will begin on a new donated handicapped accessible addition to the Kent family home. Corey has given so much to this country and community. The very least we as a nation and a community can do is provide this young man some level of comfort and support for all that he has provided us, said Todd Gates of Gates Construction, who is working with the U.S. Forces Fund to coordinate the design and construction management. The non-profit U.S. Forces Fund, which is organizing the addition, is still seeking donations to complete the $75,000 project. Donations may be made in Corey Kents name at any Fifth Third Bank. For further information, log on to PFC Corey Kent I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOTTELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE... IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... Home of the world famous Home of the world famous Sanibel Krunch & Dirty Sand DollarMade fresh everyday RIGHT IN OUR STORE from the finest and freshest ingredients National Geographic Top 10 National Geographic Top 10 Best Ice Creams in Gulf Coast America Best Ice Creams in Gulf Coast America 2010 Best of the Islands 2010 Best of the Islands Best Ice Cream and Best Ice Cream and Best Server Best Server 2010 Trip Advisor Recommended 2010 Trip Advisor Recommended A A SANIBEL ISLAND TRADITION FOR 30 YEARS Homemade Ice Cream, Gelato, Sorbet and Frozen Yogurt Homemade Ice Cream, Gelato, Sorbet and Frozen YogurtGift Certi cates and Apparel, Chocolates, Pastry, Party PailsAsk Us About Pinocchios Franchise Opportunities~ 362 Periwinkle Way Sanibel FL ~ (Near the Lighthouse) Turn LEFT AT THE CAUSEWAY to our Little GREEN Shop on the Corner 239-472-6566 Open Daily 9am 9pm 239-472-6566 Open Daily 9am 9pm Open 9am for Open 9am for Continental Continental Breakfast. Breakfast. Brioche al Gelato Pastry, Coffees & Newspaper Newspaper Enjoy the fruits of summer. Try our PIA COLADA FROZEN YOGURT Original Italian Ice Cream Original Italian Ice Cream E of s of s P P Our E-Mail address is


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Detail-oriented, highly focused, intensely intelligent, tenacious in pursuit of goals, genuinely kind, open-minded, driven in pursuit of learning, broad in thinking, deep in character and enthusiasm for life, joyfully and fully engaged in the task at hand, and willing to work hard in his contribution to the benefits of others, as well as brilliant, is how Upper School Director Jo Marie De Angelo described Feiock, the fourth recipient of the award. Alex learns for the joy of learning. He is humble, kind, well spoken and never seeks recognition, said Director of College Counseling Melissa Wilson. This young man understands the deeper concepts of mathematics, his teachers said. He is able to handle all levels up to differential equations, explained Upper School Math Teacher Sam Walker. I am secure in saying Alex is ready to take on any math courses in college. Feiock was a member of the award-winning Model United Nations (MUN) team. What impresses me most about Alex is his professionalism, said Evan Crawford, MUN advisor. Alexs intellect is well known among his peers and the faculty but what not everyone gets to witness is how he conducts himself in a MUN committee. Every conference I have attended with Alex over the past two years has resulted in judges and other MUN advisors approaching me just to tell me how impressed they were with the way Alex conducts himself. Most of them are surprised that Alex is just a high school student! It has been an honor and a pleasure to work with Alex not because of all of the awards and accolades he receives, but because of his character and understated leadership. Alex has been a role model for the younger MUN delegates in our club, and his presence will surely be missed. Next fall, Feiock will attend Yale University. He is the son of Brian and Leslie Feiock of Fort Myers. The Headmasters Cup was awarded to Adrian Alea. His leadership skills are strong, and he does so many things well, commented Upper School Math Teacher Bernie Ivens when asked about Alea. The creators of the Headmasters Cup may have had Alea in mind when they came up with the concept: the award is given to the senior who best exemplifies the ideals of Canterbury through service, loyalty, school spirit, love of learning and participation in school activities. A leader for his entire Canterbury tenure, Alea was class president during his freshman, sophomore and junior years, and he was student council president in his senior year. Upper School Dean of Students Phil Morris worked with Alea for the past four years through student council. He has been an outstanding member of the team, leading his class for three years and the entire student body in his senior year. His work ethic is second to none, and for the most part, he gets what he and the student body want. During the summer before junior year, Alea and the junior class officers found a venue for prom. He was instrumental in organizing the best dance that Ive seen at Canterbury, Morris said. My job as the lead advisor was made very simple thanks to Adrian and his team. Alea is well respected by all members of the community. Though he will be missed next year, he will continue to be respected in whatever he does in the future. Alea embodies Canterburys motto of Education, Character, Leadership and Service. Alea will attend Columbia University in the fall. He is the son of Oscar and Myrian Alea of Fort Myers The Canterbury Award was granted to Yumiko Nakamura. Combining academic performance and responsible, caring school spirit is not an easy task. Nakamura carries it off with a quiet grace. A fabulous kid and part of a phenomenal geometry team and class, said Math Teacher Bernie Ivens, who taught Nakamuro in her sophomore year. Nakamuros interests are varied. She participated during all four of her upper school years in the French Academic Team, Swim Team, Math Team, Band and Model UN. From her sophomore year on, she was involved in the National Honor Society, the French National Honor Society, Peer Mentoring and lacrosse. She did all of this while maintaining High Honor Roll status. Tina Veale, senior advisor, commented that this year Nakamura worked hard at being an outstanding class president. Not only is she innovative in all her activities, she has a good sense of how to accomplish tasks. Yumiko is the kind of person who can be counted on to get projects done well and in a timely fashion. Nakamura has received two Bronze Presidential Community Service Awards and is a National Merit Commended Student. Her teachers say no matter how much pressure Nakamura is under, she always wears a big, bright smile. Nakamura will attend Yale University in the fall. She is the daughter of Alberto Nakamura and Carmen Toyama-Nakamura of Cape Coral. 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7 THE RIVER JULY 15, 2011Grab A Seat And Enjoy The Show The CROW Picture Show offers an insiders look at why critters come to CROW, and features photos of the wild animals who wind up there. Last year, Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Southwest Floridas only wildlife hospital, cared for 4,111 sick, injured, and orphaned animals. Of the more than 200 different species, 54 percent were birds, 38 percent were mammals, and eight percent were reptiles/amphibians/ invertebrates. Due to restrictions imposed by governmental agencies, CROW cannot allow visitors to view patients in person. But in this 30-minute presentation visitors can see photos of current and past patients, with commentary by Claudia Burns, a veteran clinic volunteer. The CROW Picture Show is presented each Friday at 11 a.m. in the CROW Healing Winds Visitor Education Center at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, across from The Sanibel School. Admission for adults is $5, teens, $3, and free for members and children 12 and under. Admission includes the presentation, plus the opportunity to explore CROWs hands-on educational facility and become familiar with its efforts to save wildlife through compassion, care and education. For more information, call 472-3644, ext. 231. To learn more about CROW, visit Baby gopher tortoise that was injured by a golf cart An injured bald eagle Photo(s) courtesy of CROW A baby otter being bottle fed AUGUST 27th VEGAS STYLE*Attire, Photography, Videography & Momentos Included in Prepaid Packages A baby barn owlFrom page 1Annie Is BackThe role of the young leading lady Annie, is shared by Reese Balliet and Kristen E. Brock. The night I saw the show, 11-year-old Balliet played the role. She totally captivates the hearts of everyone with her Aw Geez, and her strong singing in numbers like Tomorrow and Maybe. Im sure the same can be said of young Brock. Its the Hard Knock Life sung by Annie and her adorable orphan pals is another winner. They sing their hearts out and dance up a storm. Speaking of dance, the shows choreography by Amy Marie McCleary, is as good as it gets. Jason Fleck plays Daddy Warbucks with an entirely convincing performance and his scenes with Annie are especially moving. I liked his NYC number with the Times Square backdrop. Lucy Horton is Grace Farrell, Warbucks secretary, a mother-figure, tall and slim, who moves with marvelous grace. James D. Heffernan Jr. as FDR also gives a notable performance. Of course youll enjoy the appearances of Annies dog Sandy, who steals the show a few times. Everything works in this production. The music is catchy, the story touches the heart, the sets are terrific and the entire cast delivers the goods. Paul Bernier can proudly add this show to his long list of directing credits. Annie plays through August 13 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Performances are Wednesday through Sunday with selected matinees. Tickets can be reserved by phone at 278-4422, online at www., or stop by the box office. LUIZ HOMECARE SERVICESPersonal Maid to One of Wealthiest Ladies in NY FAA Security ClearanceEdelmar M. LuizCall Me Miriam334-9238 or 878-1416 (c) Orphans, back from left: Callie Atkinson, Reese Balliet as Annie, Savannah Ashford; Middle from left: Isabella Cintron, Mary Grace Epps, Hannah Beatt; front from left: Aria Hartwell, Jamie Harris, Alissa Shea SOFA OR RECLINER STEAM CLEAN $20UP TO 5 ROOMS$99TILE & GROUT STEAM CLEANW/ GROUT POWER WASHER*200 SQ. FT PER RM MAXCARPET STEAM CLEAN W/ PRE-TREATMENT UP TO 5 ROOMS$55*200 SQ. FT PER RM MAXSteaming Mad Carpets LLCLow End Prices, High End Quality(239) 454-3522Elite Cleaning Services Available For:* Carpet & Sofas * Tile & Grout * Oriental & Area Rugs * Mattress Cleaning Good Steward of Good Steward of Jesus Christ Jesus Christ John 3:16 John 3:16$30MATTRESS STEAM CLEAN


THE RIVER JULY 15, 20118 Along The RiverEvery Saturday is prime time at The Edison Restaurant & Bar. Three-course prime rib or filet mignon dinners are $21.95 per person and include soup or salad, garlic mashed potatoes, sauted fresh vegetables, and key lime pie or cheesecake. Stay after dinner and take advantage of nightly drink specials and music with DJ Manny C. He takes the stage at 9 p.m. The Edison Restaurant & Bar is open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and cocktails. It is located at 3583 McGregor Boulevard overlooking the historic Fort Myers Country Club. Call 936-9348 or go to On Tuesday, July 19 from 6 to 8 p.m., sample a variety of beers at The Morgan House. The beer tasting features expertly paired tapas by Chef Corry in addition to a mini wine tasting. The price is $25 per person or $45 per couple. Reservations are recommended. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. in The Morgan Houses Terrace Bar and upstairs at its Top of the Town pub. The restaurant and bar has 14 beers on tap in addition to inside and outside casual dining. During July, listen to live music on Fridays from 9 to 11 p.m. from Stolen Fruit. On Saturdays, drink specials run all night along and The Oysters Fantastic Band performs from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursdays are Thirsty Thursdays. Receive a complimentary bottle of house chardonnay or cabernet with purchase of two chef specialties. David Johnson plays live from 7 to 9 p.m. The Morgan House is located at 33 Patio de Leon in the River District, Fort Myers. It is open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and for lighter fare until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Call 337-3377 or go to While soaking up the sun in Fort Myers Beach, stop at Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery for good food, drink specials and live music. Nellies serves a wide variety of snacks, over-stuffed sandwiches (on homemade bread, no less!) and entres that will please even the most finicky eater. Listen to live music and get happy hour drinks all day every day, upstairs at Uglys Waterside Bar. Starting Friday, July 15, Harold plays island beats on steel drums from 6 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Just Jeff Duo is upstairs at Uglys from 6 to 10 p.m., while Island Time is downstairs from 6 to 10 p.m.; Sunday, Stink Eye from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Left of Center from 6 to 10 p.m.; Wednesday, Hightide from 6 to 10 p.m. and; Thursday, The Oysters from 6 to 10 p.m. Free marine dockage with dock attendants assistance is available for patrons at Nellies Snug Harbour Marina. Parking for your car is also free if you dine at the restaurant. Eat inside or outside on the expansive patio overlooking the water. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery is located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach in the historic Baywalk district. Call 463-8077 or go to Bring your pooch to Bark Avenue to beat the dog days of summer. The exclusive pet boutique is owned by Lance and Rachele Koprowski and offers pet supplies, custom accessories and professional grooming for cats and dogs. Bark Avenue also boasts an in-house bakery that makes homemade treats without wheat, soy, sugar or corn products. Through the years, the Koprowskis have perfected their baking process to create the best product possible. What they give your pups is as important to them as the pups themselves. Bark Avenue is located at 12901 McGregor Boulevard, Suite 21, Fort Myers, in the Bridge Plaza near the College Parkway intersection. It is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 437-2275 or go to Bark Avenue owner Rachele Koprowski with Gia and Jennine Moran New Yorkers will be happy to know that Nervous Nellie's sells ice-cold Rheingold Saturdays are prime at The Edison Wine & Dine Wine & Dine on on Sanibel-Captiva p p Nights out on the town Events Concerts Weddings Anniversaries TOLL FREE 1-888-527-7806 LOCAL 472-4160 Please visit our River Weekly News online advertisers at You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page. GreenMarket Gardening WorkshopsThe Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket is offering free gardening classes throughout July. This Saturday, July 16, the GreenMarket will be hosting a workshop on selfsustainability and how to start growing your own food. Andrea Guerrero, manager of Heartland Gardens, will offer insights on minimizing the pressure of the economic recession by teaching residents how to grow their own vegetables, fruits and herbs. Guerrero will provide examples of current projects one can do in their own backyard, and what steps to take to start your own garden. July workshops continue with Kara Alfaro of Elata Natives on July 23; and conclude with horticulturalist Debbie Hughes of Edison-Ford Estates on July 30. The GreenMarket is at corner of McGregor and Colonial Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. On select Saturdays, theres live music from local musicians. Guests are always encouraged to venture inside the Alliances main building to view current art exhibits and pick up information about area arts and cultural organizations.


THE RIVER JULY 15, 20119 Beelicious Foods Donates To ACTBeelicious Foods, a project created by Community Cooperative Ministries Inc.s Montessori preschoolers, presented a check to Jennifer Benton, chief executive officer of Abuse Counseling and Treatment Inc. CCMIs Montessori preschoolers established the fictitious company, Beelicious Foods, in 2010 after receiving a grant funded by the Junior League of Fort Myers Inc. Since then, donations and grant funds from ECHO and the Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden grant have enabled the school to establish gardens to grow food as well as purchase ingredients and tools to make healthy snacks from scratch. Proceeds from the sales of these items are donated to a local United Way partner. This years nonprofit selected by the Beelicious team was ACT. Every donation really makes a difference at ACT, said Benton. I was impressed with the Beelicious children and how much they knew about giving back to the community and were excited to do so. A super thank you to all of the Beelicious children from all of us at ACT. The goal is to teach the kids not only about cultivating and harvesting healthy food, but also about being self-sufficient individuals as well as giving back to the community, said Cindy Venezia, director of CCMIs Montessori Preschool. The students are very excited to have raised about $90 from Beelicious product sales, 50 percent of which was given to ACT. ACT is a private, not-for-profit agency committed to serving victims of domestic violence and their children, and survivors of sexual assault and human trafficking. According to Venezia, in addition to the students learning how to grow ingredients and make snacks from scratch, the students have also learned about how small businesses are established. Beelicious Foods includes students who make up the fictitious companys board of directors and executives. We like to raise money to help people, said Beelicious team member Kyra Lias. Venezia said the companys name, Beelicious Foods, was chosen by the students after learning about how honey bees are a vital part of nature because they collect pollen and nectar to make honey. CCMI provides a state-licensed Montessori Preschool. Included in everyones tuition are enrichment programs, meals and academics. The school offers financial aid for low-income families who are working or in school. Current research indicates that children who receive a quality preschool education have better long-term education experiences than children who receive limited or no preschool education. These students are learning at an early age that anything is possible and that they are tomorrows businessowners and entrepreneurs, said Sarah Owen, CEO of CCMI. This donation might seem like a little amount to many, but to these kids its a lot and the long-term lessons they are exemplifying today will make a better world tomorrow. Community Cooperative Ministries Inc.s Montessori Preschool is located at 3429 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers, Florida 33916. For more information, call 332-7687 or visit www. Research For WritersOn Saturday, July 16 at 10 a.m., Tim Jacobs, published author and editor for Patriots of the American Revolution magazine, will speak to the Gulf Coast Writers Association on the Basics of Conducting Research. The lecture will include techniques on conducting research, taking short cuts, keeping a bibliography, using original sources and direct quotes and how to contact people and organizations. The meeting will be held in Fellowship Hall, Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers. For more information on the Gulf Coast Writers Association, visit www. For further information on the July 16 meeting, e-mail Joe Pacheco at Eboni Wilson, Eyvette Osme, Cariya Thompson, Kyra Lias and Travis Kolb with Jennifer Benton from ACTFrom page 6Scholar Awardhes got it that innate ability to think through problems and come up with outside-the-box solutions. I have sensed his passion for learning. He truly has a gift. In my teaching career at Canterbury, Robert is one of a handful of students who has this. Another instructor recounts Learsch as a go-getter who relies on intellect and works hard to succeed. My determination defines me, Learsch said. I know that if I set my mind on something and want it enough, I can accomplish it. These qualities have earned Learsch the Faculty Award, which is given to the student who has benefited significantly from a Canterbury education and who has developed a love of learning and intellectual growth. Robert will enroll at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the fall. He is the son of Suzanne Brask and Robert Learsch of Cape Coral. Jose (Danny) Reyes was awarded the Canterbury Alumni Scholarship, a $2,000 scholarship renewable for the four years Danny is studying at Berkee College of Music. Reyes, a gifted musician and artist, writes his own songs. He was often seen on stage at the Upper School Club 9 events where he was admired for his knowledge base of artists and genres. Reyes was also heard during theater productions when he participated as a member of the pit orchestra. Because of his warm and welcoming nature and love of Canterbury School, said Upper School Art Teacher Nick Grey, Danny was selected as an ambassador for new students. An athlete who began playing varsity baseball in eighth grade, Reyes grew more and more each year on and off the field. Danny is quiet and reserved, Coach Derek Carlson said. He led by example and worked hard on the field. That work ethic helped him get into Berklee College of Music. He is an amazing talent. The quiet student who entered Canterbury in 2004 will be remembered by his teachers as turning into quite a young man. Without doubt, everyone he has come into contact with at Canterbury looks forward to following Reyes progress in college and in his music career. He is most deserving of the Alumni Scholarship, given to a student with demonstrated potential and good character. Danny is the son of Jose and Iraida Reyes of Cape Coral. Time To Refurnish Your Home Or Condo? FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SERVING LEE COUNTY COMMUNITIES FOR OVER 20 YEARS Our Experienced Staff Will Help You Coordinate Delivery While Youre Here or Away Dawn & Keith FURNITURE WORLD CAN HANDLE ALL YOUR NEEDS!Living Room Bedroom Dining Room Patio Mattress Sets Carpet Tile LARGE SELECTION OF WICKER & RATTANMONDAY-FRIDAY 9-6 SATURDAY 9-5 SUNDAY 11-5 239-489-331115631 SAN CARLOS BLVD. FORT MYERS CONVENIENT LOCATION FROM SANIBEL & FT. 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Churches/TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATIONMember of UUA 2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Six blocks south of the Edison/Ford Winter Estates; two miles north of Colonial Boulevard Minister: Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson Sunday services: 9 and 11 a.m. Unitarian Summer 2011: 11 a.m. Tapestry of Faith Programs, child care provided Adult workshops: 9:30 a.m. Faith Like a River: Themes from UU History. Phone: 226-0900 Email: Website: ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Reverend Fr. Athanasios Michalos Orthros Service Sunday 9am Divine Liturgy Sunday 10am Fellowship Programs, Greek School, Sunday School, Community Night 239-481-2099 BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC SYNAGOGUE 15675 McGregor Boulevard. 437-3171 Rabbi: Judah Hungerman Friday Service, 8 p.m. Saturday Service, 11 a.m. Shabbat School Saturday Morning Adult Hebrew Classes Please call for information on full program. BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES CHURCH OF GOD 16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166 Just past the Tanger Outlet Mall Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063 Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. CHAPEL OF CYPRESS COVE 10200 Cypress Cove Circle Fort Myers Located at Cypress Cove Retirement Center on HealthPark Campus An ecumenical non-denominational community of believers. Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Rev. Ted Althouse, Pastor 239-850-3943 CHRIST THE KING 1188 Lake McGregor Drive, Fort Myers, 432-1724. Reverend N. Everett Keith II An Old Catholic Community Liturgy in English Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m. CHURCH OF THE CROSS: 13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188 Pastors: Jeff Moran and Michael Bulter; A nondenominational church emphasizing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Sunday Service: 9 a.m. Contemporary 10:45 a.m. Traditional. COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937 Reverend Dr. Taylor Hill, Pastor Reverend David Dietzel, Pastor Emeritus Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m. Nursery available CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH 8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-5442 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. CYPRESS LAKE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 4813233; Clint Cottrell, pastor Sunday services: 8 and 11 a.m. Traditional; 9:30 a.m. Contemporary; 9:45 a.m. Childrens Church K4J Kids for Jesus CYPRESS LAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 482-1250 Sunday Traditional Service: 8 and 11 a.m., Praise Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School: All times FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD OUTREACH MINISTRIES 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 Childrens Church for ages 5-12 available at each service. FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 15690 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers, 482-2030 Pastor: David Stauffer. Traditional services 8:45 a.m.; Contemporary, 10:30 a.m. Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The church is mile past the intersection of Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on the way to Sanibel. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 2390 West First Street, next door to Edison Estates. 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 and FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 13545 American Colony Boulevard off Daniels Parkway in the Colony, Fort Myers, 936-2511 Pastor: Reverend 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. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in the Downtown Fort Myers River District 2466 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 239-332-1152 Sunday: 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 5 p.m. Youth Program 7 p.m. Spanish Worship FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN MINISTRIES CONGREGATION 5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 437-4330 Reverend Mark Condrey, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Church School: 9:15 a.m. FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers, 482-3133. Philip White, pastor Morning Worship: 10 a.m. Church School: 10:15 a.m. Adult Forum: 11:30 a.m. HOLY THEOTOKOS MONASTERY 111 Evergreen Road, North Fort Myers, 997-2846 Eastern Orthodox mens monastery. Liturgical services conducted in the English, Greek and Church Slavonic languages, 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. IONA-HOPE EPISCOPAL CONGREGATION 9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, 454-4778 The Reverend 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. JESUS THE WORKER CATHOLIC CHURCH: 881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143 Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. KINGDOM LIFE CHURCH 2154 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 218-8343 Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service All are welcome. LAMB OF GOD LUTHERAN/EPISCOPAL CHURCH Corner Cypress View Drive and Koreshan Boulevard, Three Oaks area, Fort Myers, 267-3525 Walter Fohs, pastor; Becky RobbinsPenniman, associate pastor Sunday worship services: 8 a.m. Early Grace Traditional 9 a.m. Awesome Grace Contemporary 10:30 a.m. Classic Grace Traditional 8:45 & 10 a.m. Sunday School Gods GroupMESSIAH REFORMED CHURCH Worship Gathering Sunday 10 a.m. Pastor Alan Bondar Fort Myers Villas Civic Association Bldg. 2306 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Myers, 33907 Phone text: 220-8519 website: 6:30 p.m Wednesday Bible Study noon Sunday Fellowship Lunch Monthly Teen Events see website for podcasts, special events, ministries, calendar, blogs, etc. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH OF FORT MYERS 16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10 239-985-8503 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m Sunday Morning Worship. 7 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 3825 McGregor Boulevard. Fort Myers Pastors: Bill Stephens, Stu Austin and Howard Biddulph, Associate Pastor 8 & 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11 a.m. Contemporary Worship 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday School Youth and Childrens programming runs concurrent to Sunday services. Nursery care provided at all services For more information visit: PEACE COMMUNITY CHURCH Meets at Ft. Myers Beach Masonic Lodge 17625 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers Beach 267-7400. Pastors Bruce Merton, Gail & RC Fleeman Traditional Worship 9:45 a.m. Contemporary Worship 11:15 a.m. Phone: 267-7400 Fax: 267-7407 Web site: e-mail: PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH 15840 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Walter Still, Senior Pastor, Sunday Worship: 8 and 9:30 a.m. mile south from the intersection of McGregor, San Carlos and Gladiolus. A congregation of the ELCA. REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3950 Winkler Extension, Fort Myers, 274-0143 Daily early learning center/day care 8:15 & 10:15 a.m. Sunday Services SAMUDRABADRA BUDDHIST CENTER Meditation classes. All are welcome. Guided meditations offering many methods for relaxing the body and focusing the mind on virtuous objects to bring increasing peace and happiness into daily activity. For information, class times and locations call 567-9739 or visit www. SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH 16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 454-3336 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. Wednsday Service 6 p.m. ST. COLUMBKILLE CATHOLIC CHURCH 12171 Iona Road, Fort Myers, off McGregor and north of Gladiolus. 489-3973 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 Saturdays at noon and by appointment SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH 3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 344-0012 Pastor Reverend Steve Filizzi An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation Sunday Services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mid-Week Service, Wednesday 6:30 p.m. ST. MICHAEL LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL (LCMS) 3595 Broadway, Fort Myers 239-939-4711, Wednesday Fellowship: 5:30 p.m. Dinner $5, 6:15 p.m. bible studies Worship: Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with 9:15 a.m. adult and childrens Bible Study, plus marriage enrichment studies. Divorce Care on Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. During Lent: Wednesday worship noon and 6:15 p.m. TEMPLE BETHEL SYNAGOGUE 16225 Winkler Rd. 433-0018. Rabbi Jeremy Barras Cantorial Soloists Joseph/Lynn Goldovitz Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m. Bar/Bat Mitzvah Services, Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Religious Education Classes, Midweek, Grades 2-7, Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m. Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday Confirmation Classes, Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. to noon TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE) 14486 A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers, 433-0201, Lay Leader Diane Seidenstein and Larry Hershman Weekly Minyan: Monday and Thusday morning at 9 a.m. Services: Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Religious School Sunday morning from 9:30 a.m. to noon and Wednesday night from 4:30 to 6 p.m. For Preschool information call 482-1121 or email THE NEW CHURCH The New Church of SWFL is located at 10811 Sunset Plaza Circle, by Summerlin and Pine Ridge Roads, behind Zoomers and the ponds. Reverend Nadine Spiritual Recovery, Wednesdays 10 a.m. Healing Service, Wednesdays 11 a.m. and Fridays 6:30 p.m. Sunday Worship Services, 11 a.m. Call for information 481-5535. THOMAS A. EDISON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers Just off McGregor across from the Edison/ Ford Winter Estates 334-4978 Senior Minister: Douglas Kelchner Traditional Worship Sundays 10:15 a.m. Website: www.edisonchurch.orgcontinued on page 11THE RIVER JULY 15, 201110


From page 10Churches/TemplesUNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH FORT MYERS 13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one mile west of I-75) Minister: The Rev. Allison Farnum Sunday services and religious education at 10:30 a.m. For information on all church events call 561-2700 or visit UNITY OF BONITA SPRINGS Family Service 10 to 11 a.m. Healing Circle 11 a.m. Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m. Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic music, meditation in a loving environment. Service held at 28285 Imperial Street, Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100. WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125 Senior Pastor: Robert Brunson Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m. Blended Worship WORD OF LIFE CHURCH 2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881; Services: Sunday 10 a.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH: 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 481-4040, Pastor, Steve Hess Sunday Services: 8 a.m. traditional; 9:30 a.m. contemporary; 11 a.m. blendings. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. CAROL ANN CLAWSONCarol Ann Clawson, 64, of Fort Myers passed away on June 19. She was born in Hammond, Indiana on December 20, 1946. She lived in Indiana until 1999, moving to Fort Myers to be closer to her family. She is survived by her two children Todd (Stacey) Peres and Tammy (Patrick) Bredar, both of Cape Coral. She has four grandchildren, Christopher Mortimer, Madelyn Peres, Noe Peres and Brady Bredar. Carol was employed by Sanibel Captiva Community Bank on Sanibel for the past eight years. She loved living in sunny Florida and being a part of Sanibel Island. With Carols outgoing personality she was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all who encountered her. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 17, at the Island Inn on Sanibel; a gathering will follow at Traditions on the Beach. OBITUARY THE RIVER JULY 15, 201111 HULDA FROST WALTERSHulda Frost Walters passed away peacefully with her family around her Thursday evening, July 7, 2011. She and her husband, Steve Walters, moved to Sanibel in 1973. Steve passed away in 1995. Her last few years were spent at HealthPark Care Center in Fort Myers, Florida. She and her husband managed the 32-unit Gallery Motel (now the Seaside Inn) when they first moved to Sanibel. Steve Walters purchased Island Condo Maintenance from Harold Juhle and Hulda became secretary to realtor Priscilla Murphy. She later became a realtor and worked in the business until 1989. Hulda was renowned for her love of flowers and gardening. She had all her plants moved, for example, from one house to the next as the family moved from their first home on Sanibel to each of several subsequent homes on the island. She started the first garden club on Sanibel and wrote a column on flowers and/or plants in the Island Sun for many years. She is survived by five children; Scarlett Arnold, Dan Walters, Steve Walters, Tom Walters and Tracy Walters. Huldas first son, Bob Dixon, and wife Pat Dixon both passed away in 2010. She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren very much. She will be missed by many. A memorial mass was held at St. Isabel Catholic Church on Sanibel Wednesday, July 13 at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Huldas memory may be sent to Hope Hospice House, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. OBITUARY Read us online at


THE RIVER JULY 15, 201112 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISER Courteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 NEW M O T O R S ALE S REB U ILT P O WERH E A D S FA C T O R Y T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I / O'S MER C R U I S E R C ourteous Pro f essional Marine Repair S ervice Dockside S ervic e S ervin g Sanibel & Captiva For Lif e Your Bottom Your Bottom Specialist Specialist Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint PricesDave Doane BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island 481-4733 12600 Mc G regor Blvd, Ft Myers www. scuba vi ced iv e r s com Swim wit h t h e Fi s h es Rain Fails To Put Damper On Fishingby Capt. Matt MitchellRains most of the week kept many people off the water. What seemed like a tropical depression sat on us bringing rain at just about any time for three of four days straight. When I did get out on the water, it was either on fire or tough with really no in-between. The best bite for me was still found in and around our local passes on the lower stages of the tide. As long as the water was moving, you could find something going on. When the passes turned off I switched it up and went out to catch sharks in the sound. While in Redfish Pass early one morning this week the bite was really going off for about a hour. Fishing with clients Sam Jolly and his son Hunter from Lake Placid, we had a 16-pound redfish, a seven-pound redfish and an 11-pound snook with with hits every drift. Hunter caught his biggest redfish ever, along with a 26 1/2-inch dinner size specimen. The morning outgoing tide seems to be the best bite but by 8:30 a.m. it was all over at Redfish Pass that morning. After we left the pass we managed a few more small snook and then by 11 a.m., as the tide slowed the bite, everywhere seemed to totally quit. I love to start a day off with such a hot bite but its always better as a guide to finish up a trip with plenty of action. Fishing is fishing, though, and I will gladly take the big fish whenever they come. I have been catching a few redfish around the mouth of the river on the morning higher tides we had later in the week. Though the action has not been that great, there are a few slot reds around close to home. With the dirty and hot water my bait of choice has been cut mullet chunks. I like to even chum the shoreline Im going to fish with some small mullet chunks as soon as I pull up. Once you get these fish feeding you can catch them on cut pinfish too, but we had only a a fish or two out of each hole before we had to move. Later, during the heat of the day, fishing for snook and redfish has been much tougher with the better action coming either trout fishing out on the open flats or mixing it up and catching sharks. Shark fishing during the incoming tide has been very consistent with areas from the outside of Wulfert Keys up to Rocky Channel being the hot spots for me last week. Soaking chunks of cut mullet on the bottom, we landed lemons, bulls and blacktips in the threeto seven-foot range. Shark fishing is my go-to during slow times of snook and redfishing all summer long. Most clients have never caught a fish of that size and when turned on to shark fishing really enjoy the big fish action. When I have kids on board I cannot think of any other species that excites them like sharks do. Sharks are a very under-rated gamefish and are often overlooked by most anglers. All the shark fishing I do anymore though is catch and release using circle hooks and spinning tackle. Sharks are generally slow growing and, being the top of the food chain, need to be respected.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to Kids just love catching sharks Maritime Triviaby Bryan HenryManatee hides were once used by Indians in Florida and elsewhere to construct canoes. In 1834, due mostly to the salvaging of valuable cargo from wrecked ships, Key West had the greatest wealth per capita of any city in the United States. In only a year, sailfish grow to five or six feet, and three or four is old age for them. The sailfishs bill appears at five days old, and its sail at 10 days. Dolphins have been reported to leap out of water and chase butterflies overhead. Dolphins develop a signature whistle that gives them a social identity, and those in captivity often copy whistles to impersonate one another. Dolphins use their echolocation to catch fish in complete darkness. The marine flags that warn of a hurricane are two square red banners, each with a black square in the middle. Male bottlenose dolphins sometimes swim upside down below females when courting. As fish have no eyelids, they sleep with their eyes open. Shellabration 2012 will mark the 75th annual Sanibel Shell Fair and Show. Plans are under way for an island-wide celebration February 26 through March 4.


THE RIVER JULY 15, 201113 CROW Case Of The Week: Gopher Tortoiseby Emilie AlfinoMarti Repic was coming home from a brunch June 10 and was driving on Stringfellow Road, Pine Island, when she saw a gopher tortoise crossing the road. She was trying to cross to go over to a pond on the other side of the road because we hadnt had any rain, Repic said. By the time she saw the tortoise, it was too late to stop and there was a line of traffic behind her. When she looked back, she saw a vehicle swerve to hit the tortoise and feels sure it was intentional. I watched the gopher tortoise spin around like a top and I knew I had to go back and get her, Repic said. She found the animal bleeding with a piece of her carapace fractured and very loose. I got a box to put her in and called CROW, Repic said. I worked on Sanibel so I knew what to do. Repic was advised to take the tortoise to Chiquita Animal Hospital, one of CROWs drop-off points, and the tortoise arrived at CROW the next day. She actually was pretty lucky, Dr. Amber McNamara said of the tortoise, who had a fracture of the bridge that brings the upper and lower shell together, as well as a quarter-size piece of shell missing. With that type of injury, a big concern is whether the membrane called the coelom has been breached because it holds all of the organs inside. The coelom is very thick and looks almost like very tough cellophane, but a car can rupture it pretty easily and the lungs sit right beneath it. If that membranes been breached, you can make things worse by trying to make things better, Dr. Amber said. With her, although you could see the membrane, it was intact and that was certainly in her favor. The tortoise didnt want to use any of her legs when she arrived at CROW so it was hard for the staff to know whether she had any disabilities. Thats not unusual with these guys so we try to give them time to move when they feel like it, Dr. Amber explained. We started her on antibiotics right away. With gopher tortoises, a full course of antibiotics is 21 days; the drug we used was administered once every three days. So like everything with the gopher tortoise, it was slower. An advantage of this, though, is that the animal doesnt have to be handled as much. Pain medication was administered as well, which could be done orally, and a dressing was put on the fracture. We used a saline bandage to clean out any debris or blood clots that may have been in there and then basically let her rest for the night, Dr. Amber said. Gopher tortoise wounds are usually dressed with a saline bandage initially, then with silver sulfadiazene cream (SSD). The SSD step can last from days to months, depending on the wound; after that, the treatment is switched to golden yellow salve as the last step. The patient stayed quiet, sitting under a heat lamp all tucked in for about four days, not wanting to move or eat which is not too unusual, according to Dr. Amber. As the days passed with the tortoise in this dull state, everyone remained unsure about the function of her legs. On the fifth day, something happened the tortoise started moving and even got to go outside. She started to eat some grass, which was a good sign. She had very good use of all four of her legs, which was really nice because you never know about nerve damage, Dr. Amber said. Antibiotics were continued every three days, her bandage was changed every other day for three weeks, and her topical ointment was switched to gold-and-yellow salve that can be used without a bandage. The herbal salves consistency is like a thick paste. One advantage is that animals get sick of bandages, which makes it harder for them to stay calm. Eventually, the missing piece of the tortoises shell will fill in with something almost like scar tissue. Dr. Amber said, It isnt pretty, but its functional. I think she looks great. The wound will take a long time to finish healing but shes well on her way, Dr. Amber explained. I think shell continue to heal out in the wild as well as she could heal at CROW. On July 1, her rescuer Marti Repic was available to take the tortoise back to near where she was found in St. James City, her home territory. I was able to release her and stuck her back in the palmettos, Repic said. She put her far back from the road and near some water. Shes a lucky tortoise, Dr. Amber said. This is a pretty typical story for gophers, according to Dr. Amber. CROW treats between 60 and 70 gopher tortoises every year and the main reason is theyre hit by cars. The gophers dont just dart out in front of traffic, Dr. Amber added. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from the Gulf Coast of Florida. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: CROW treats between 60 and 70 gopher tortoises every year, most suffering injuries from car accidents The woman who rescued the tortoise in this story is sure the driver hit the animal intentionally. The gopher was lucky someone was there who knew to take her to CROW. Fine Italian Dining751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL239.395.4022www.iltesoro.netReservations Suggested BUY ONE ENTREE, GET ONE FREE!Buy one entree, get one entree of same or lesser value (Up to $25) free. Not to be used with any other promotion, or on any holiday. 18% gratuity will be added to the check before the final discount. Coupon must be presented with order. One per table, please. Daily from 5-6pm. Expires 7--11.31


THE RIVER JULY 15, 201114 Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATERCall for departure time 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Boca Grande Cruise 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians IF OUR SEAFOOD WERE ANY FRESHER, WE WOULD BE SERVING IT UNDER WATERTHE LAZY FLAMINGOBeautiful Downtown Santiva 6520-C Pine Avenue472-5353LAZY FLAMINGO IIBeautiful Downtown Sanibel 1036 Periwinkle Way472-6939 G R I L L R A W B A R SEAFOOD Plant SmartBeach Creeperby Gerri ReavesBeach creeper (Ernodea littoralis) is a native woody shrub that is perfect for dry, sandy, or rocky areas. Highly droughtheat-, and salt-tolerant, its a good choice for coastal landscapes especially. In fact, littoralis means of the seashore. Spreading, sprawling and vine-like, it helps to prevent soil and dune erosion to boot. Mature plants usually reach one to two feet tall. The stems are square and reddish at the nodes, and they can root where they arch and touch the soil. The succulent lancelike or oval leaves cluster at the end of stems. The leaves are dark glossy green, but often turn yellow due to stress or over-watering, suggesting another common name, golden creeper. The tubular flowers are quite small under an inch long but notable for their four under-curled pinkish lobes. They bloom sporadically throughout the year. The round golden fruit provides food for birds year-round. Each tiny berry contains one seed. Plant low-maintenance beach creeper in full sun. It will grow in nutrient-poor soil and does not require irrigation. Propagate it with seeds or tip cuttings. The medicinal tea made from the leafy shoots gives it yet another name, coughbush. Sources: Everglades Wildflowers by Roger L. Hammer, Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell, A Gardeners Guide to Floridas Native Plants by Rufino Osorio,, Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant, hurricaneand pest-resistant South Florida landscape. The year-round golden berries are a food source for birds photos by Gerri Reaves Beach creeper is an excellent native groundcover that will tolerate heat, drought, salt, and nutrient-poor soil States First World Championship Sand SculptingFor 10 days in November, master sand sculptors will hit Fort Myers Beach for the 25th Annual World Championship of Sand Sculpting. Literally a world-class event, the championships have never been held in Florida before. A world championship winner 12 times over and holder of seven Guinness Book of World Records, Charlie Beaulieu is the event director with Bill Knight of SandLubbers acting as the co-director. Jason Camp of Big C Events is hosting the event at the Holiday Inn on the south end of the beach. This year, tourists and residents alike will have the rare opportunity to see a collection of the worlds very best sand sculptors create sand sculptures over the course of four days. Participating sculptors had to qualify and be invited to attend this prestigious event and represent 15 nations of the world. The judges are also an international mix of experts. Having the World Championship of Sand Sculpting on Fort Myers Beach is monumental and were very excited about it, said Fort Myers Beach Mayor Larry Kiker. It proves the quality of our beaches and is a wonderful family-friendly event that our town is proud to host. The sculptors will build their entries and compete from the November 17 to 20. After that, winners will be announced. From November 21 to 27 remaining sculptors will be on-site to create additional exhibition art, participate in Quick Sand competitions, answer questions about their masterpieces and interact with the attendees Guests are welcome to attend daily or at anytime from November 17 through November 27. There will be many interactive activities for guests to partake in including: Watching world-renowned sand sculptor John Gowdy create a painting on a spinning canvas to music known as Flying Colors Kids activities area with bounce houses, water slides and more Chain saw art demonstrations Sand sculpting demonstrations where attendees will learn how the masters create their works of art Interactive photo opportunity sculptures holiday themed: attendees can step inside and have their photos taken for use as holiday cards, etc. Amateur Sand Sculpting Contest, all ages welcome Live music (artists to be announced soon) Theyll also compete in Quick Sand speed sculpting competitions to create works-of-art from a pile of sand in just 10 minutes. It is simultaneously irreverent and serious, and something everyone can enjoy.continued on page 19


THE RIVER JULY 15, 201115 Make your reservations today! 1231 Middle Gulf Drive472-4646 Dinner for 2 for $29.95 with a glass of house wine eachChoose any entree from our SUNSET DINNER MENUChoice of: soup or salad comes with potato, veggie, hot baked bread and fresh herb olive oil Available only from 5:00-6:30 pm daily!(Does not include tax or gratuity. Not valid on Holidays) The Art Of Island Dining The Art Of Island Dining The Art Of Island Dining The Art Of Island Dining Specials Every Day Voted BEST OF THE ISLANDS Take A Magic Carpet Ride With Production Of Disneys Aladdin, Jr.Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre is transporting audiences on a magical journey with Disneys Aladdin, Jr. playing July 15, 16, 20, 22, 24, 28, 29, 30 and August 3, 5, 7, 9 and 12. Take flight on a magic carpet ride to Agrabah the city of enchantment. All the favorite characters are there in this adaptation of the Disney hit including Aladdin, Princess Jasmine and the Genie, performing favorite songs from the movie such as Prince Ali, Never Had A Friend Like Me and A Whole New World. Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre presents full-scale productions suitable for all ages. All performances begin with a buffet at noon and show time at 1 p.m. The chefs special buffet includes childrens favorites like hamburgers, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, chicken and more. Disneys Aladdin, Jr. plays at selected matinees July 15 through August 12. Ticket prices for lunch and the show are $15 for all ages. Tickets are on sale and can be reserved by calling 278-4422, by visiting, or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Aladdin and Genie Tracy OwenCullimore: Artist Of The MonthArtist Tracy Owen-Cullimore is well known in Southwest Florida art circles as her impressionistic and colorful paintings are so often found in the winners circle at Art League of Fort Myers (ALFM) art shows and other area art competitions. Her energetic painting style is unmistakable as her works combine eye-catching composition with loose brush work. The result is a definite likeness of the exterior of her subject matter but also a reflection of its inner beauty and a sense of the spontaneity of the moment captured on canvas. Cullimore has a broad range of interests, both artistically and otherwise. She describes her primary interests as first, being a good wife and mother and, second, producing beautiful art. Her seemingly boundless creativity is expressed in a multitude of ways. She is known for her commissioned pet portraits done in watercolor, charcoal or oil. With each one, she tries to capture not only the likeness, but the personality, of the owners much-loved pet. Cullimore has also branched out into commissioned portraits. She explains, Although my work is somewhat impressionistic because it is loose, I can get quite realistic with my portraits at times. In addition to painting, Cullimore is also a silversmith. She comments, I love working with natures elements of fire and precious metal. There is something very spiritual and primal about it. Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, she recalls that she first decided to become involved in art around the age of three. She earned a BA in liberal arts from the University of California with emphasis in art history, psychology and economics. Her husbands career brought her to Fort Myers, and she has been an active participant in the art community ever since. She is a member of the Art League of Fort Myers, Alliance for the Arts, Arts for ACT, Fort Myers Beach Art Association, Sanibel-Captiva Art League, Portrait and Figure Painters Society of SW Florida, Inc, Florida Watercolor Society, and the American Impressionists Society.continued on page 16 All Dogs go to Heaven


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She would also love to always have a commissioned piece going and to teach workshops locally and around the country. Cullimore is always ready to share both her art and her love of art with others. In addition to donating her art works directly to many local charities, she also shares her painting time with local artists at the various art studios in the Fort Myers area. Among other things, she is a regular member of the group of enthusiastic and gifted artists who paint at the ALFM gallery most Wednesday mornings. When not painting with fellow artists, she paints in a cluttered small room in my house that is my sanctuary because it is all my own. She adds, My rapidly growing favorite studio is enormous the great outdoors. Cullimore sums up her approach to art and to life: I think that beautiful art brings a smile as does a kind gesture. It is a bit like the pay it forward concept where a little bit of beauty lends itself to another form of joy which gets passed on. As July ALFM Artist of the Month, Cullimores art is on display at the Iberia Bank, 2225 First Street, Fort Myers. Her work may also be viewed at Book ReviewBerlin 1961by Max FriedersdorfIn Vienna, Austria, during June of 1961, Soviet Leader Nikita Krushchev met face to face for the first time with the new American President John F. Kennedy. This man is very inexperienced, even immature, Krushchev told his interpreter Oleg Troyanovsky. Compared to him, Eisenhower is a man of intelligence and vision. The two most powerful men in the world had come together at the Vienna Summit over the powder-keg issue of Berlin, where the Soviets and their East German puppet-leader Walter Ulbricht were threatening Allied access to the German capital. Kennedy, already reeling from the disaster in Cuba at the Bay of Pigs when Castro repelled a U.S. sponsored invasion, was viciously tongue-lashed by the bullying Krushchev. Kennedy emerged from their first conference in a daze, and asked the U.S. ambassador, Is it always like this? Newly opened archives reflect the provocative tone and threatening belligerence of the Soviet leader. I want peace,Krushchev said. But if you want war, that is your problem. It is not the USSR that threatens war, it is the U.S. In any event, said Krushchev, the USSR will have no choice but to accept the challenge. It must respond and it will respond. The calamities of war will be shared equally... it is up to the U.S. to decide whether there will be war or peace. President Kennedy later told Scotty Reston of The New York Times that, because of the Bay of Pigs, Krushchev thought that anyone who was so young and inexperienced as to get into that mess could be taken. And anyone who got into it and didnt see it through had no guts. So he just beat the hell out of me... Ive got a terrible problem. In his marvelous new book, Berlin 1961, Kennedy, Krushchev, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth, author Frederick Kempe chronicles the unchallenged building of the Berlin Wall by the East Germans with the approval of their Soviet masters, and the tank-totank showdown at Checkpoint Charlie when the U.S. and the USSR were just one pull of the trigger from nuclear war. Based on a wealth of new documents and interviews, filled with fresh and startling insights, Berlin 1961 is an extraordinary look at key events of the 20th century, with powerful implications for the early 21st. Kempe is president and CEO of the Atlantic Council. He previously spent more than 25 years as a reporter, columnist, and editor for The Wall Street Journal where he served as chief diplomatic correspondent, Berlin bureau chief, and editor and associate publisher of the Journals Europe edition. Berlin 1961, Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth, by Frederick Kempe, GP Putnams Sons, New York, 2011. Hardback, 579 pages, Two maps, 65 photos, $29.95. Southwest Floridas Got Talent! Audition And Talent CompetitionDo you have talent, Southwest Florida? For the third consecutive year, the Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and CONRIC PR & Marketing have partnered to host the Southwest Floridas Got Talent! competition. Singers, dancers, musicians, or entertainers with unique talent are invited to audition and compete for the title. This year, two days of open auditions for all ages are scheduled on Saturday, August 13 and Saturday, August 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shell Factory and Nature Park in North Fort Myers. The competition will be divided into two age groups, under 18 years old, and 18 years old and up. A panel of judges will select the top 10 winners in each age group. Those winners will then advance to compete in the Southwest Floridas Got Talent! competition on Friday, September 16, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at the Shell Factory. Celebrity judges will score each contestant on their overall performance and select a top winner in each age group. The winners will be announced that evening, and receive cash, prizes and publicity. Guests are invited to attend the competition on Friday, September 16. The fee to attend is $10, which includes admission, appetizers, and the talent show competition. There is a $50 registration fee to audition. The event is sponsored in part by CONRIC PR & Marketing, the Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Shell Factory and Nature Park. To participate in the talent contest, become a sponsor, or for more detailed information regarding Southwest Floridas Got Talent!, call the Hispanic Chamber at 418-1441 or email Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email


THE RIVER JULY 15, 201117 Calling All ArtistsPaint the Beach... Sandcastles to Shrimpboats, a plein air festival in Fort Myers Beach, invites everyone to participate in the 2011 event being held this year November 14 to 20. Artists will paint throughout the town of Fort Myers Beach on Estero Island for three days. Over $2,500 in cash prizes will be awarded. This years judge will be Tony Rice from Ringling School of Art and Design. The festival is hosted by the Fort Myers Beach Art Association with presenting sponsors Fishtale Marina and Santini Marina Plaza and contributing sponsors Holiday Inn, Smokin Oyster Brewery, & Lighthouse Inn & Resort. The awards ceremony and collectors preview gala on November 18 will again be in Santini Marina Plaza, with food and music highlighting the art on display. For more details see www.fortmyersbeachart. com or pick up a prospectus at Fort Myers Beach Art Association at Donora and Shellmound off Estero Boulevard or at the Fishtale Marina office at 7225 Estero Boulevard, next to the Fish House Restaurant. This is a non-juried event open to all artists over the age of 18. The entry fee until October 30 is $40. The separate Quick Draw Event costs $10 to enter. Proceeds help to support the promotion, education, appreciation,and study of the arts in the Town of Fort Myers Beach. Host a visiting artist in your home and experience the festival through the eyes of an artist. Call 463-3909 to volunteer or contact Michele at For other questions contact Named To Deans ListLindsay Schappell of Fort Myers was named to the Spring 2011 Deans List at Taylor University. Full-time students are named to the Deans List when they have earned a GPA of 3.60 or higher for the term and at least 12 hours of credit point values. Taylor University, founded in 1846, is an interdenominational liberal arts university of Evangelical faith located in Upland, Indiana. poster created by Michele Buelow Junior MissRylie Spicker, 10, of Fort Myers, who was Jr. Miss Florida-World recently competed at the Jr. Teen United States-World pageant in Houston, Texas, where she won the national title of Jr. Teen United States-World. This is the first time that Florida has won this national title. She is pictured here with her coach and state director Suzi Hosfeld of Envy Pageant Productions. Ten-year-old Rylie Spicker, now Miss Jr. Teen United States-World, with her coach Suzi Hosfelt. This win is a first for Florida. 1149 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 If you are interested in listing your island property, contact the islands oldest and most prominent real estate company. We get results! Sanibel Arms WestThis 1st oor unit offers 2 bedroom, 2 bath and 2 lanai. 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Sweeping 180 degree views of the bay, the gulf, the river, small islands in the bay and Sanibel Island offer serene surroundings from the interior or your own private sun deck. The interior was totally re-done by an interior designer in 2005, with nothing but the best in appliances, cabinets and amenities. Open oor plan for entertaining, with plenty of room for privacy on the main living level or the loft/library on the second oor. Unique master area with separate sitting area for privacy. This stunning penthouse is a one of a kind that should satisfy the most discriminating buyer. Beach access, pool, shing pier, restaurant, bike path. Offered for $2,850,000 Contact Sharon Wise 239/849-9121 or Ray Ochester 239/410-9725


THE RIVER JULY 15, 201118 After 10 Years Behind The Plate, Joe Mauer Dazzles Baseball With His Athletic Skills At First Baseby Ed FrankWhen the Minnesota Twins selected Joe Mauer as baseballs No. 1 overall draft pick 10 years ago, it was a known fact that his athletic skills ranged far beyond just being a catcher. In fact, he was a high school all-state basketball and football player and had signed a letter of intend to play quarterback for Florida State. But never had his amazing prowess been more evident than last week when, after 10 years behind the plate, he was switched to first base in an effort to provide him a bit of physical relief from the grueling rigors of catching. Mauer was out of action two months this season with a leg weakness and had just returned from rehab when the switch was made to first base in the first game of a four-game series against the arch-rival Chicago White Sox a team the Twins have dominated over the years. In just his first Major League game at first base, it didnt take long for Mauer to showcase his skills. Four pitches into the game, he snagged a line drive off the bat of Omar Vizquel to double off Jaun Pierre who had singled for an unassisted double play. Then he fielded a grounder from Adam Dunn to record all three outs in the inning. But that was just the beginning. Using a glove borrowed from teammate Michael Cuddyer, he handled flawlessly hard-hit grounders and scooped infield throws out of the dirt. He also went three for five with two RBIs. Although he started taking ground balls at first base in batting practice about a week ago, he had not played that position since appearing in one game with the Fort Myers Miracle in 2003. Against the White Sox he was credited with 13 putouts and two assists. He even remained calm when Pierres grounder in the fifth inning bounced off his chest. He picked it up and tagged the speedy Pierre in time. White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said prior to the game that he knew someday Mauer would be shifted to first. I said two years ago, this kids going to be first baseman, the way he works nobody believed me when I said it. However, Mauer said that as much as he enjoyed the change not to lose sight of the fact that he is still a catcher. He proved that by returning to behind the plate in the next two games against the White Sox. But as he ages, and as his knees and legs suffer from the wear and tear of catching, you can bet that this gifted athlete will move to first base. He is too valuable to the Twins to keep his potent bat and defensive skills out of the lineup. And dont forget that Mauer is in just the first year of an eight-year $184 million contract. The Twins won three of four games in this series prior to the All-Star break to move just 6 games behind first-place Detroit in the American league Central Division. Minnesota has now captured 31 of the last 39 games against the White Sox. On June 1, the Twins were 20 games under .500 and 16 games out of first place. Their 24 wins since then are second best in the Major Leagues. They began the All-Star break at 41-48. Space Still Available for Miracle Advanced Baseball Camp Several spots are still available for the Fort Myers Miracle Advanced Baseball Camp starting August 26 for youngsters 13 to 16 years old. Campers will receive instruction from Miracle Manager Jake Mauer, his coaching staff and players in the fundamentals of baseball. The cost is $65 and is limited to only 30 children. Miracle Home Friday and Saturday against Daytona Cubs The Daytona Cubs, the first-half winner of the Florida State League North Division, provide the opposition for the Fort Myers Miracle today, Friday, and Saturday at Hammond Stadium. Tonights first pitch is at 7:05 p.m. with a 6:05 p.m. start Saturday. Daytona began this week with a 7-9 second-half record while the Miracle was 8-8, but just two games out of first in the FSL South. Joe Mauer swing batting Shell Point Golf Superintendent Elected To Local BoardShell Point Retirement Communitys Golf Course Superintendent Mark Jacobs was recently elected by the Calusa Chapter of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) to serve as the secretary/treasurer. Jacobs was chosen for this position by his peers in the golf course industry and will serve in this capacity for two years. Jacobs has extensive experience and technical knowledge in the fields of agronomy, turf-grass management, horticulture, soils, water quality, and athletic field management. His responsibilities as secretary/treasurer for the Calusa Chapter of GCSAA will include managing the affairs of the association that require immediate decision making, review of financial transactions, helping to create and maintain budget, and coordinating with the association manager. We are always very happy to see our management and staff participating in outside organizations that help to expand their knowledge and experiences in their selected industry, said Al Slickers, director of hospitality services at Shell Point. Mark has been a valued employee to Shell Point for six years, and offers superb management of golf course maintenance. It is not surprising at all to see him take on this new role, and we know that he will excel in all the responsibilities that come with it. The Calusa Golf Course Superintendents Association is a local chapter of the national Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. 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THE RIVER JULY 15, 201119 Baseball Fundraiser For Local GirlsOn Thursday, July 28, the public can have a night of baseball at Hammond Stadium while supporting young women in, and aging out of, foster care. The Fort Myers Miracle face the Tampa Yankees at 7:05 p.m. The Calendar Girls dance troupe will perform before the game in front of Hammond Stadiums fountain. Proceeds from the evening benefit Footsteps to the Future. An exclusive package is available for the fundraiser that includes a general admission ticket to the game, hot dog, soda and Miracle hat. The price is $15. Upgrade to a box seat for an additional $2. Footsteps to the Future assists young women in their transition from foster care to independence. The organization gives them opportunities essential for self-sufficiency and healthy, productive lifestyles. Footsteps achieves this by providing them with a safe place to live, access to education, employment readiness and opportunities, life skills training and mentoring. For information about Footsteps to the Future, call founder Judi Woods at 2817378 or send an email to Hammond Stadium is located at 14100 Ben C Pratt Parkway, Fort Myers. To reserve tickets call 768-4210 or go to and enter the password footsteps. Fitness Camp Of Yoga PilatesEnjoy the process of strengthening the body and improving flexibility while exercising with a professional certified instructor. Have fun with friends while working out and getting in shape. Yoga Pilates is a class that is a blend of yoga stretching, relaxation, and Pilates exercises. The summer session begins July 5 and continues through September 1, meeting every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. For the nine-week, 18-class session the cost is $100 for members and $140 for non-members, or $10 per class for members and $12 per class for non-members. The class will be instructed by yoga and fitness expert Jack Barone. For more information call Bay Oaks at 765-4222. MENS LEAGUE MENS LEAGUE STILL ACCEPTING PLAYERS STILL ACCEPTING PLAYERS CONTACT THE PRO SHOP CONTACT THE PRO SHOP From page 14Sand SculptingTickets are $6 for adults, $5 for children five to 17 years old. and those four and younger are free. Guests are encouraged to purchase discounted tickets in advance at any Pinchers Crab Shack location for just $5 or at the Holiday Inn. For more information, visit Location & Transportation The World Championships of Sand Sculpting will be at the Holiday Inn, 6890 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach. Attendees are encouraged to arrive from the south in order to avoid traffic congestion. Event directors have coordinated a revolving bus system to transport attendees from the Lovers Key parking area to the site. Parking is also available in the Publix shopping center at Bonita Beach Road and U.S. 41 where the Lee County beach Trollee will pick up attendees. Drills And Skills Basketball CampBay Oaks Recreational Campus will host a Drills and Skills Basketball Camp on Friday July 15, Saturday July 23, 30 and August 6. The camp is $35 for the two-hour per day instructional camp. Campers will learn the finer points of the game as well as various skills to help them improve their game. At the end of each session the kids will break down and play a scrimmage. Schedule for camp: Friday July 15 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday July 23 10 a.m. to noon Saturday July 30 10 a.m. to noon Saturday Aug 6 10 a.m. to noon For more information contact Randy or Chris at 765-4222.


THE RIVER JULY 15, 201120 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, I want to get my kids who are in elementary school ready for the new school year that will be starting soon but I dont want them to lose out on their remaining days of summer fun. What can I do to make these last few weeks of summer enjoyable but also educational? Elise J., via email Elise, You are wise to start thinking about the new school year even though we are still enjoying our summer break. Research tells us that most students do lose some academic skills during the summertime but they generally can recoup them within 12 weeks of the new school year. In order to avoid this loss of skills, parents can provide their children with a variety of activities that will keep their skills current and without making the kids feel like they are back at school. One of the best resources for summer learning is the local library. We are very fortunate in SWFL to have such an excellent library system. Both the Lee County Library and the Sanibel Public Library have many summer activities and programs designed for children. They range from online puzzles to reading sessions with a trained reading therapy dog. Its easy to check out their programming online to see which of their classes will work into your schedule. Some of the best games to keep your childs skills current are simply the oldfashioned card and board games that many of us played as children. A single game of monopoly can last all summer Just keep the board out and play when you have 15-20 extra minutes. Let your child be the banker to keep up with math skills. Card games are a great way for kids to practice basic math skills. Crazy 8s, Old Maid, I Doubt It and many other games help with math, reading, memory, strategy building, patience, and good sportsmanship. Go to http://www. for a complete listing of card games for all ages with instructions on how to play. Vocabulary development and reading are skills that need to be maintained during the summer. Fortunately there are many ways to achieve this. Again games are an easy and effective way to help children with vocabulary and reading. Word games like Hangman, Scrabble and Boggle are great for word recognition, phonics, spelling and reading skills. My daughter and I always have an online game of Scrabble going. Of course reading to your children and having them read to you is a perfect way to keep and possibly improve reading skills. Plus it is such a comforting way for children to end a busy day and get ready for bedtime. A wonderful resource for interactive games, other ideas for reading and other academic areas is It also has many of their resources in Spanish as well. I hope that some of these suggestions will be helpful and that the rest of the summer is pleasant and educational for you and your children. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Local Students Collect DegreesThe following students received a degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, at its 166th commencement ceremony May 9. Donald Richards of Loganville, Georgia, son of Howard Willard and Mary Frances Richards of Fort Myers, received a master of divinity from the Candler School of Theology. Joshua Kushner of Fort Myers, son of Dr. Harold and Dr. Nancy Renee Kushner, received a bachelor of business administration from the Goizueta Business School. Christina Finley of Fort Myers, daughter of Randolph and Nancy Finley, received a bachelor of science in nursing from the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. Aneesh Penukonda of Fort Myers, son of Dr. Arun and Dr. Sarada Penukonda, received a bachelor of arts from Emory College. Katie Dendy of Alpharetta, Georgia, daughter of James and Wynell Dendy of Fort Myers, received a doctor of physical therapy from the School of Medicine. Maria Vanegas Juarez of Key West, daughter of Jose and Martha Barrios of Cape Coral, received a bachelor of arts from Emory College. Summer Internet Surfing, Macintosh And iPad WorkshopsThe Renaissance Academy, Florida Gulf Coast Universitys non-credit adult lifelong learning program is offering the following workshop: iPad: Tips, Tricks & Apps 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, July 20. John Guerra, director of continuing education at the Renaissance Academy, will be the instructor. The workshop will be held at the FGCU Naples Center, 1010 Fifth Avenue South, Naples. The cost for the workshop is $35. Online registration and additional information is available at or by calling 434-4737. The Renaissance Academy offers non-credit single lectures, short courses, day trips, computer classes, film series, life enrichment classes and other programs. There are no exams or grades, just learning for the joy of learning with friends, neighbors and peers. For more information or a free catalog of offerings, contact The Renaissance Academy at 434-4737. ICAN Announces Board MemberInternationally known HIV/AIDS researcher Dr. Corklin R. Steinhart, MD, PhD has been unanimously voted onto the Island Coast AIDS Network (ICAN) board of directors. Steinhart is the senior medical director for Merck and is a graduate of Bucknell University, earning a bachelors in 1969 and a masters in 1970. He received a PhD in cardiophysiology from The Johns Hopkins University in 1981, and an MD from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in 1986. Steinhart has also been appointed to academic, professional and administrative positions, has lectured and has been published on numerous occasions in the area of HIV/AIDS and hyperthermia treatment among many other areas. ICAN is very fortunate to have a person of Dr. Steinharts background and education on its board of directors, said Edward M. Kolesar, vice president of the ICAN board. We look forward to his advice and guidance as ICAN continues to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS throughout Southwest Florida. ICAN has been serving the Southwest Florida community since 1987 and provides vital services to over 400 HIV-infected individuals and their families. The organization is partially funded by Lee County and is a United Way partner agency. Area professionals who may be interested in board membership with the Island Coast AIDS Network are invited to submit resumes to Carolyn Moore, ICAN executive director via email at Turbine Generator Program Offered At High Tech CentralLee County High Tech Center Central is now registering students in its newest program, Turbine Generator Maintenance, Inspection and Repair. This program is offered in partnership with Turbine Generator Maintenance, Inc. (TGM) located in Cape Coral. TGM is the premier turbine and generator solution provider for small to medium power plants in the United States and the western hemisphere. Program content includes: physics, electricity, electronics, hydraulic systems, and assembly and reassembly of high speed turbines and generators. Experienced, trained technicians can earn as much as $60,000 per year and have opportunities to travel all over the Americas. The 1,350-hour program will begin September 6. Contact High Tech Central at 334-4544 for more information or visit Foundation Announces New TrusteesThe Southwest Florida Community Foundation has announced new members on its board of trustees: Craig Folk, Howard Leland, Jacqueline Jacke McCurdy and Gay Thompson. Craig Folk is a CPA and shareholder in the firm Miller, Helms & Folk, P.A. He has been practicing in Fort Myers for the past 21 years. Prior to joining the firm, he practiced with Price Waterhouse Coopers in Fort Myers and Arthur Andersen in Miami. Folk has served on numerous local nonprofit boards. Howard Leland was a Vietnam War pilot, an international pilot for Northwest Airlines and a trainer of new pilots. He is experienced in volunteerism and has served on several boards of nonprofit organizations. Leland has been a long-time supporter of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Jacqueline Jacke McCurdy is a retired vice president of Joseph E. Seagram and Sons Inc. Since retiring in 1994, she has served on the board of directors of many local organizations, including the Committee of 200, Bonita Springs Speakers Assembly and Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce, just to name a few. McCurdy was also a founding member and chair of the Southwest Florida Community Foundations Bonita Springs Community Fund. Gay Rebel Thompson is CEO, president and chairman of Cement Industries Inc., a construction products manufacturing company founded by her father nearly 60 years ago in Fort Myers. A fourth generation Floridian, Thompson has been involved in her community for many years. She is a founding member of the Southwest Florida Community Foundations Womens Legacy Fund. Thompson recently completed a sixyear term on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlantas Miami branch. The Southwest Florida Community Foundation has been supporting the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Collier counties since 1976. With assets of more than $60 million, the community foundation has provided more than $49 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. For more information, call 274-5900 or visit Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email


THE RIVER JULY 15, 201121 by Jennifer BaseyLike every other investor, you prefer not to see the value of your investments drop. But at some point they will fall simply because of the ups and downs of the market. How you respond to short-term losses can help determine if you enjoy longterm investment success. Investors feelings about losses can be complex. In the field of economics, an area of study is devoted to loss aversion the concept that people dislike losing money so much that, given a choice, theyd prefer to avoid losses rather than take gains. For example, if you have a high degree of loss aversion, then you will find greater dissatisfaction by losing $100 than youd get satisfaction from taking a $100 profit. Loss aversion can lead to various forms of negative investment behavior. Here are two of the most common results: Seeking risk-free investments: When you think of investment losses, the first thing that probably comes to mind is a drop in stock prices. If youre really loss-averse, you might seek to avoid this situation by simply avoiding stocks and placing all your money in other investments. While some of these investments may seem risk free, you must consider factors such as inflation risk the possibility that these investments may provide returns that dont keep up with the rate of inflation. Holding losers too long: From time to time, you will own investments that, for whatever reason, underperform. If youre highly loss-averse, though, you may have a tough time acknowledging the losing nature of these investments, so you may be tempted to hold on to them until they bounce back. But if the investments fundamentals change, or if the investment no longer aligns with your goals, it may be time to sell it and look for other opportunities. Conversely, you may want to hold on to quality investments whose price has dropped in the short term, because these investments may well recover. How can you avoid these types of behaviors? For starters, youll need to recognize the symptoms of loss aversion in yourself and then resolve to overcome them. Accept the fact that short-term losses are part of investing and that every single investment carries some risk. This doesnt mean, of course, that you should do nothing to reduce your risk. One effective risk-fighting measure you can take is to diversify your holdings by investing in a variety of stocks, bonds, government securities, CDs and other investment vehicles. If you had all your holdings in only stocks or bonds, a downturn primarily affecting one of those assets could lead to a big hit for your portfolio. But by spreading your dollars among a variety of investments, youre also spreading the risk. Keep in mind, though, that diversification by itself cant guarantee a profit or protect against loss. Investment losses, even short-term ones, arent much fun. But by not overreacting to these losses, and by diversifying your portfolio in a way that best meets your individual needs, you can look past todays losses toward tomorrows possibilities. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at Local Named To Deans ListFrieda Gelb of Fort Myers, daughter of Dr. Richard I. Gelb and Dr. Susan P. Gelb of Fort Myers, was named to the Deans List of Emory College, the undergraduate, liberal arts college of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, for the 2011 spring semester. Students must be in the top 20 percent or have approximately a 3.86 grade point average or higher to be named to the Deans List. Financial FocusFear Of Losses May Lead To Negative Investment Behavior Officers ElectedKathleen K. Johnson, CPA shareholder at Miller, Helms & Folk, PA announced the new Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. officers for 2011-12 fiscal year. Johnson will be president. She will be serving her 10th year on the ACT board. Dave Barbur, senior vice-president with Florida Shores Bank will be vice-president; Bryan Craver, CPA with Larson Allen, PA, will serve as treasurer; and Maalisa Langton, detective with the Fort Myers Police Department, will be secretary. Arts for ACTs annual fundraiser will be held August 6 at Harborside Event Center. Kathleen K. Johnson GENERAL ELECTRIC Automatic Standby GeneratorsWhats your back-up plan?When the power goes out, depend on a GENERAL ELECTRIC standby generator to supply automatic back-up electricity to your homes essential items. 24/7 BLACKOUT PROTECTION HANDS-FREE OPERATION PERMANENTLY INSTALLED Complete Whole-House or Essential Protection Packages Available Authorized GE, Briggs & Stratton & Generac Service & Sales DealerHave Your Own Generator? Well Wire It In Safely! Your Full Service Generator Company Serving Lee County 2244-15 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Call 472-1841 for information or a Free Consultation Home Generator SystemsVOTED BEST OF THE ISLANDS 20+ YEARS Our email address is


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Instead, Ill tell you about a less debatable finding based on a brand new study, conducted at Kaiser Permanentes Northern California Research Division in Oakland that found mothers of autistic children were twice as likely to have taken a an antidepressant in the year prior to their delivery. The risk appears even stronger if the antidepressant is taken during their first trimester. The study published in July 2011, in the Archives of General Psychiatry, analyzed prenatal data for women who took antidepressants in the class of selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors known more commonly as SSRIs. These are the most prescribed mood enhancers in the entire world known generically as paroxetine, sertraline, citalopram, escitalopram and fluoxetine. Researchers analyzed prenatal and maternal data from 1,805 children. Researchers stopped short of saying that antidepressants cause autism because that connection was not made. They simply reported that mothers of autistic children were more likely to have taken SSRI antidepressants, which begs the question: Should you wean off your antidepressants if you are planning to become pregnant? Its certainly worth a discussion with your doctor, outlining other treatment options for depression, both pharmaceutical and alternative. Knowing your options becomes incredibly important, especially since there is not a cure for autism so anything you can do to prevent it is helpful. SSRIs have uncomfortable side effects including brain fog, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, diarrhea, tremors, and suicidal thoughts in extreme cases. My concerns arent about the medication, its that some physicians prescribe these drugs at the drop of a hat to women who have underlying hormonal or micronutrient deficiencies. If youre planning to become pregnant, and you wish to discontinue your antidepressants talk to your doctor about how to wean off. Dont suddenly stop taking an SSRI on your own, do it with medical supervision and approval, and most of all, do it slowly! As often occurs with other journalists, the study is being reportedly inaccurately. They are saying that autism rates were increased in children whose mothers took SSRIs during the year before they got pregnant. The study suggests the problems were in women who took the medication in the year before delivery of their baby, that is, just before and during their pregnancy. Big difference. If you would like advice regarding natural alternatives, Ill post those on my facebook FAN page, the link to that is on my website homepage. For information on autism, visit two great resources on the web: and YOU KNOW:Frankincense essential oil can help relieve nervous tension, anxiety and exhaustion. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, I have always tried to take care of my health. Years ago when I was told I should have a yearly physical, I did it. My husband and I retired and we moved to a new location and the new doctor said that he wanted to see us every six months, to catch any health problems early. That was fine with us. Recently we moved to another retirement area of the country and here it is completely different. I went to a new young doctor and it just turned out to be a discussion, no examination, just a general update and a conversation about a series of new tests. He ordered tests that he thinks are needed considering my age, gender, my family and my personal history. He asked if I had any complaints, and that was it. It all seems very strange to me. Do you know if this is the new approach to care for the healthy elderly? Tina Dear Tina, You are most fortunate that you enjoy good health and that you also have a physician who is practicing up-to-date medicine. According to Johns-Hopkins medical letter of May 2008, traditional examinations and tests rarely detected or prevented underlying diseases in healthy adults who were not experiencing symptoms. So instead of the traditional annual physical, many physicians are now concentrating on preventive services andcontinued on page 25 Antidepressant SSRI Use During Early Pregnancy Linked To Higher Risk Of Autism Dr. DaveFamily Caregiversby Dr. Dave HepburnThe day our pint-sized Granny came to live with us, us being my mother and her three teenage brats, was a sweet potato day. We kids loved our nonagenarian Granny given that we had a common enemy, namely Mom. But there was an adjustment or two that had to be made by all of us. We learned, by nauseating experience, never to tug at the Kleenex that was stuffed part way up Grannys sleeve. We got to know the sharp, medicinal smell of Noxzema, which mated with every air molecule in every corner of the house, being particularly pungent in the bathroom, bedroom and wet bar. Mom had to give me a stern warning that, given Grannys age, I was no longer to yank the dining room chair from under unsuspecting keesters that were about to alight upon it while I was helping to seat those at dinner. (I still remember Father Blair splayed across the carpet letting loose with some scriptural words that he never used in any sermon I recall. Granny laughed til her dentures flew out. I think Mom said grace that night.) I had to enter our only bathroom with my eyes wide shut, just in case. Even Ralph, our yellow Lab, had to learn not to jump up on folks, given that he had knocked Granny down, petticoats over tea kettle, about 47 times in the first two days. This takedown was followed by a Benny Hill type chase through the house that involved Granny throwing bobby pins, wooden spoons and even the nauseating Kleenex we feared Mom would make us pick up before Ralph ate it. Nylons that my sisters wore on their legs were now ending up decorating Grannys head. Edgar Winters Free Ride was often accompanied by the blaring of a rogue hearing aid. Ralph eventually ate the hearing aid, which I think was fine with Granny who had no time for Edgar anyway. I always looked twice in a glass before drinking from it to see if there were any signs of Polident, Poligrip, Polyfilla or perhaps a loose molar. Grilled cheese sandwiches were made differently than when Mom made them as they now had a special white sauce in them along with a bread and butter pickle. The pickle was a nice addition but to this day Im not sure if the white sauce was Miracle Whip, Elmers Glue, Noxzema or all of the above. Though conversations took a little okay, a lot longer and we had to open doors a little more slowly and speak a little louder, I miss it. Miss her and miss continued on page 25


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PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF JULY 18, 2011ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Youre not Sheepish when it comes to asserting your opinions on what you think is right or wrong. Be assured that youre being heard, and something positive will follow. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your sense of justice makes it difficult not to speak up about a recurring matter involving a coworker. But, once again, you need facts to back you up before you can act. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Romance is still dominant, and if Cupid misfired before, dont worry. Hell take better aim at someone new this time around. Expect favorable news about a financial matter. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The zodiacs Moon Children can expect things to work out pretty much as planned. One negative note involves a minor relationship problem that suddenly turns serious. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Youre suddenly being asked to make choices between two practically equal offers. Which one to choose? Easy. The one most likely to gladden your Lions heart. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Once again, youre confronted by a workplace problem you thought youd already resolved. This time, you might need to go higher up to find a just resolution. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Good for you: Youre determined to stick with your goals and ignore those naysayers who might try to discourage you. Youre on the right track. The challenge now is to stay on it. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Youll soon get news that is supposed to help you with a troublesome situation. Use your sharp Scorpion instincts to determine if the information is reliable. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) If you learn someone has betrayed your trust, dont just accept it and walk away. You need to know why that person decided to do what he or she did. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A painful family relationship problem could finally begin to heal. Be prepared to show more flexibility than you might like. But it could be worth it. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Its a good idea to enhance your career skills so youll be prepared to accept a more responsible position when its offered. A friend returns a favor just when you need it. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Show that strong, steely backbone that you usually hide, and demand to be included in any family decision-making that could affect the well-being of a loved one. BORN THIS WEEK: You can be happy being alone at home. But you also love exploring the world outside and meeting new people and sharing new ideas. On July 18, AD 64, the great fire of Rome breaks out and destroys much of the city. Despite the well-known stories, there is no evidence that Roman emperor Nero either started the fire or played the fiddle while it burned. The fiddle did not even exist at the time. Nero was actually 35 miles away in Antium when the fire broke out. On July 21, AD 365, a powerful earthquake off the coast of Greece causes a tsunami that devastates the city of Alexandria, Egypt. It was not until 1995 that archaeologists discovered the ruins of the old city off the coast of present-day Alexandria. On July 19, 1879, Doc Holliday commits his first murder, killing a man for shooting up his New Mexico saloon. Despite his formidable reputation as a deadly gunslinger, Doc Holliday only engaged in eight shootouts during his life, and it has only been verified that he killed two men. On July 24, 1901, William Sydney Porter, otherwise known as O. Henry, is released from prison after serving three years in jail for embezzlement from a bank in Austin, Texas. He began writing stories to support his young daughter while he was in prison. On July 22, 1923, John Herbert Dillinger joins the Navy in order to avoid charges of auto theft in Indiana, marking the beginning of Americas most notorious criminals downfall. Years later, Dillingers reputation was forged in a single 12-month period, during which he robbed more banks than Jesse James did in 15 years. On July 20, 1972, a National Highway Traffic Administration study concludes that 1960-63 Chevrolet Corvair models are safe, contradicting charges made by consumer advocate Ralph Nader. In his 1965 book Unsafe at Any Speed, Nader had dedicated an entire chapter to the rear-engine car. On July 23, 1982, Vic Morrow and two child actors are killed in an accident involving a helicopter during filming on the California set of Twilight Zone: The Movie. Specialeffects explosions caused the pilot of the lowflying craft to lose control and crash into the three victims. It was American publisher and author William Feather who made the following sage observation: The petty economies of the rich are just as amazing as the silly extravagances of the poor. The parents of one first-grade student at Hampton Day School in Bridgehampton, N.Y., once sued the school for not assigning homework to their 6-year-old son. In a victory for students everywhere, the parents lost. You probably know that the Chinese script is made up of ideograms: pictures that represent objects or ideas. Often, words are formed by pairing simple symbols to convey a more complex idea. For instance, the symbol for eye combined with the symbol for water creates the word teardrop. Pair mouth with bird and you get song. And, interestingly, pairing two women together makes the symbol for quarrel, and three means gossip. Census data show that women in the South tend to live longer than their counterparts in northern states. You may be surprised to learn that President Abraham Lincolns son, Robert Todd Lincoln, was on the scene of three presidential assassinations. The first time was in 1865, when he was with his father after he was shot at Fords Theatre. In 1881, Lincoln, who was then serving as Secretary of War, arrived at Union Station shortly after President James A. Garfield had been shot. Finally, in 1901, he was at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, N.Y., when President William McKinley was assassinated. If youre like the average American man, over the course of 10 years youll shave off a full pound of whiskers. The vast nation of China is home to half of all the worlds domesticated pigs. I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me. -Noel Coward THOUGHT FOR THE DAY STRANGE BUT TRUE THIS WEEK IN HISTORY1. FOOD & DRINK: What vegetable also is known as a pieplant? 2. EXPLORERS: Which famous explorer also served as a governor of Arizona in the late 1800s? 3. LANGUAGE: What does the Latin term pro forma mean? 4. MEASUREMENTS: If something occurs every 12 years, what would be the correct numerical term to describe the event? 5. HISTORY: Where did American legend Davy Crockett die? 6. MUSIC: What does the musical instruction dolce mean? 7. THEATER: Who wrote the play The Glass Menagerie 8. SCIENCE: What vitamin also is known as ribo avin? 9. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What was the name of the Native American chief who defeated Gen. George Custer at the Little Big Horn? 10. PHILOSOPHY: Ralph Waldo Emerson led which movement in the 1800s? TRIVIA TEST1. Rhubarb 2. John Charles Fremont 3. A formality 4. Duodeccenial 5. The Alamo 6. To play sweetly 7. Tennessee Williams 8. B-2 9. Crazy Horse 10. Transcendental movement. ANSWERSTHE RIVER JULY 15, 201124 SPORTS QUIZ1. Since the last Triple Crown winner (1967), how many major-league baseball players have led a league in batting average and RBIs for a season? 2. How many seasons did Babe Ruth end up with more runs scored than games played (minimum of 140 games)? 3. How many college football teams was Paul Bear Bryant the head coach of in his career? 4. Who was the last repeat winner before Torontos Jose Calderon (2007-09) in assist/turnover ratio for a season? 5. Name the NHL player who holds the record for best plus-minus mark for a season. 6. Who is both the youngest (16) and the oldest (38) woman to score a goal for USA Soccer? 7. When was the last time a horse in the No. 1 post position at the Kentucky Derby won the race?1. Three -Joe Torre (1971), Todd Helton (2000) and Matt Holiday (2007). 2. Six -1920, , , 3. Four Maryland (1945), Kentucky (1946-53), Texas A&M (1954-57) and Alabama (1958-82). 4. Muggsy Bogues (1993-94 and 94-95). 5. Bostons Bobby Orr was a plus-124 in 1970-71. 6. Kristine Lilly. 7. It was Ferdinand in 1986. ANSWERS


THE RIVER JULY 15, 201125 From page 22Mom And Meordering tests customized to the patients individual needs. Also this as needed approach means that the patient plays an important role in managing his or her own preventive care. This seems to be the new approach, but I am sure that many physicians and their patients would still prefer the more traditional physical examination. Lizzie Dear Tina, I have heard this from a number of individuals, thinking their physicians were not appropriately caring for them. I spoke with a few physicians in the area and they recounted the same information as found in the Johns-Hopkins letter. I know it is difficult when changes are not explained. However, it does seem from the literature that this change is a positive change and supported by research. It is important to have an open and honest relationship with your health care providers. If this change is of concern to you, discuss your concern with the physician. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is From page 22Family Caregiversthe times that we were Grannys caregivers. Granny died at 96, but she died at our home, now her home, happy. Ralph laid at her door for a month. Remember the days when your mother changed your diapers, breast fed you, spoon fed you that Gerbers squash and prairie oyster slop. Well I do, and now, as my mother ages, it is my turn to do the same for her, though Im a little sketchy on the breast feeding thing. Remember when your dad beat you to the corner. When he provided for you financially. Well, now its your turn. We would love to remember our parents when they were in their prime but the time comes when we need to care for them while were in ours. The role of family caregiver is thrust upon you, sometimes voluntarily and other times because your brother apparently is on the Space Station conducting experiments with Poligrip or whatever, that will take 30 or more years or until probate court. These days 80 percent of the care at home is done by family caregivers, saving our health care system billions. There are over a million family caregivers in my province alone, with one in four people taking on that role in their lifetime. Over 70 percent are also trying to balance caregiving at home with their jobs, hardly an easy task. While it can be a rich experience, it can also be very taxing and create a real caregiver burden. Thankfully there is the Family Caregivers Network ( This amazing network has expertise in helping with the practical problems associated in caring at home for the elderly, the infirm or both. Experts at finding the specific answer to your unique situation, they are a remarkable resource that can offer respite, support, advice and Bingo on Tuesdays. Without explaining everything they do, I would simply suggest that if you are one of the million who are caring for a loved one or a husband at home and have not used this resource, Granny would slap you upside the head with her Kleenex. Like the column? Youll LOVE the book the Doctor is In(sane), available at Sanibel Island Bookshop. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www.wisequacks. org. Adult Wiffle Ball At Bay OaksBay Oaks is now offering an adult wiffle ball league on Wednesday nights beginning August 3. The BOWBL (Bay Oaks Wiffle Ball League) season lasts 15 games plus playoffs. The games are played inside Bay Oaks Recreation Center with a custom built field. The teams will play four on four but teams may have up to six players with a few subs. Each team will receive jerseys and an equipment package. Cost per team is $100. Deadline to sign up is July 22. For more information contact Randy or Justin at 765-4222. Bay Oaks Recreational Campus is at 2731 Oak Street, Fort Myers Beach. Garlic Roasted Peel-And-Eat Rock Shrimp 6 tablespoons butter, divided 2 teaspoons seafood seasoning or shrimp boil 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 2 pounds rock shrimp, split and deveined 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 2 lemons, juiced In a heavy skillet melt butter over medium-high heat; add seafood seasoning, pepper, garlic and parsley. Saut until garlic is soft then add shrimp. Cook 3 to 5 minutes until shrimp are opaque and cooked through. Add Worcestershire and lemon juice and stir well to coat shrimp with sauce. Serve with extra butter sauce and crusty garlic bread. Yield 4 servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 408, Calories From Fat 188, Total Fat 21g, Saturated Fat 12g, Trans Fatty Acid 1g, Cholesterol 391mg, Total Carbohydrates 6g, Protein 47g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 1g Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store. Garlic Roasted Peel-And-Eat Rock Shrimp Sponsors Needed For Major Breast Cancer EventThe Lee County American Cancer Societys Making Strides Against Breast Cancer leadership committee continues to seek sponsors for its event taking place at Tanger Outlets in Fort Myers on October 22. Any business interested in sponsorship needs to submit a commitment form to the American Cancer Society office at 4575 Via Royale, Suite 110 in Fort Myers by July 15 to be included on any print materials. We are thrilled that our major sponsors include Premier Radiation Oncology, Lee Memorial Health System, Victory Layne Chevrolet, and Regional Breast Care, said Toni Sheppard, event chair. However, we are excited to get more sponsors to join us in the fight against breast cancer. Anyone interested in being a sponsor should contact Sheppard at 277-7144 ext. 30704 or email her at Alternatively, contact the Lee County American Cancer Society office at 936-1113.


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HELP WANTED HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS WANT TO BUY FURNITURE FOR SALE MISC. FOR SALE MISC. FOR SALE GARAGE/YARD SALETHE RIVER JULY 15, 201128 PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICESResidential Commercial Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning Jennifer Watson 239-810-6293SR 11/13 N TFN SONY TRINITRON TV36 in 7 cabinet, extra speakers VHS & DISC Players $300 395-1649SR 2/5 N TFN Bob AdamsResidential Renewal ServicesHandyman(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors, etc.)768-0569 or Cell 464-6460RS 11/14 M TFN Licensed & Insured 25+ years experienceCOMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556.SR 10/3 B TFN HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047SR 11/13 B TFN DORADO PROPERTY MANAGEMENTHOME WATCH/CARE Full Range of Services Excellent Organizational Skills Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa 239-472-8875RS 10/1 BM TFN MUSIC INSTRUCTIONSIn piano, saxophone, ute. On Sanibel/Captiva or South Fort Myers. Quali ed, experienced teacher. Call 239-989-7799RR 10/8 CC TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates 239-728-1971SR 4/9 B TFN HOUSE CARE While you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. Call 395-1649.RS 11/12 NC TFN DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800SR 1/30 B TFN DOCK YOUR YACHT ON SANIBELPrime east end direct access dockage. Seawall, electricity, water, parking. Only minutes to the gulf! Call: 470-2866RS 12/17 CC TFN ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA33 VOLUMES 1992 Excellent Condition Leather $99 395-1649RS 2/4 NC TFN SOFA 80 $100Chairs @ $50 Leather Sofa 77 $200 68 Sofa $50 395-1649NS 2/4 NC TFN 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgVOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESWe are currently seeking applicants for several volunteer positions. Positions Needed: Patient Admission Desk, Baby Bird Feeders, Gift Shop & Education Center Volunteers. Other Positions Available Throughout the Year: Clerical/Office Help, Fundraising, Special Events/Community Outreach, Educational Outreach and Grounds Maintenance. For information, please call our Volunteer Coordinator at: 239-472-3644, extension 229 or Email: RS 3/25 NC TFN BRITANNICA SET Great Books 60 Vol Mint Condition $300 395-1649 NS 4/8 NC TFN NOW HIRINGNow hiring Servers, Bakery /Coffee Baristas, Host/Hostess, and Baker for IL TESOROs Bakery Shop,DOLCE TESORO in the Tahitian Gardens Plaza. Competitive pay and growth opportunities available. Send resume: or call for interview times 239-395-4022RR 5/13 BM TFN BABY SITTER WANTED239-580-8573 NS 6/17 BM TFN MARY ALICE HADLEY HAND PAINTED STONEWARE POTTERYA complete service for 10 to 12 in everything from mugs, plates, bowls, and many extra pieces. Serving plates, pitchers, butter dishes, salt and pepper shakers, bean pot, candlesticks, you name it. The complete set would retail for over $2500, buy it for $900. All Hadley pottery is painted, glazed and then kilnred at 2,100 degrees Fahrenheit, making it highly resistant to chipping and scratching. It is lead-free and oven, microwave and dishwasher-safe. Each hand-crafted pottery piece is signed by an artist trained by a protege of Mary Alice Hadley, and is the mark of genuine Hadley stoneware. Call 466-4707. NS 7/1 NC TFN NEED COMPUTER HELP? Sanibel Resident. 20 Years pc Experience. Pc Troubleshooting, Data Backup & Restoration, Networks, Virus Detection & Removal. Free Initial Consultation. Call Fred 472-3873 RR 7/8 CC 7/29 CASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280.RR 7/8 CC 7/29 UTILITY MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN (PART-TIME)Sanibel, Florida, an environmentally sensitive sanctuary barrier island community, is accepting applications for the part-time position of Utility Maintenance Technician to perform a wide range of skilled work in the maintenance and repair of City wastewater treatment, collection, and reuse facilities. Requirements include a high school diploma or GED and vocational training/certification; supplemented with 2 years responsible experience in maintaining and repairing wastewater equipment, pipefitting, millwright, electrical controls or an equivalent combination of experience, education and training. Florida Commercial Drivers License Class B with airbrakes endorsement required. Candidates will be screened for interview purposes based on experience in maintaining and repairing wastewater equipment, experience in pipefitting, welding, and/ or electrical controls repair. Pay is $14.53 per hour for approximately 35-39 hours per week. Position is open until filled. Interested candidates may obtain an Application for Employment on the City website,, or at City Hall and submit it to the City of Sanibel, Administrative Services Director, Attn: UMT, 800 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, FL 33957, Fax 239-472-3065. EOE/ADA/M/F/VPSENIOR LIFEGUARD/ INSTRUCTOR (PART-TIME)The City of Sanibel is accepting applications for the position of Senior Lifeguard, part-time regular with 35 hours per week, to instruct and coach swimming, supervise the activities of swimmers, maintain the pool and surrounding areas and assist in conducting recreational activities and events at the City pool. High school diploma or equivalent and possession of a valid Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR and First Aid Certifications, or equivalent, and two years experience required. Water fitness certification preferred; or commitment to acquire the required certification. Pay $13.50 per hour or higher if experience and certification warrants. Unlimited causeway transponder and Cape Coral bridges transponder, if applicable, paid. Position open until filled. Interested candidates may obtain an Application for Employment on the City website,, or visit City Hall to obtain an application and submit it to the City of Sanibel, Administrative Services Director, Attn: SLG, 800 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, FL 33957, Fax 239-472-3065. EOE/ADA/M/F/VRECREATION AIDE AS NEEDEDThe City of Sanibel is accepting applications for the position of Recreation Aide to work with children enrolled in the Citys after school and summer recreation programs. High school graduate and some experience as a youth counselor desirable, but not required. Pay $11.05 per hour. Unlimited transponder cost or tolls paid. Interested candidates may obtain an Application for Employment on the City website, www., or visit City Hall to obtain an application and submit it to the City of Sanibel, Administrative Services Director, Attn: RA, 800 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, FL 33957, Fax 239-472-3065. EOE/ADA/M/F NS 7/15 CC 7/15 HELP WANTEDTimbers Restaurant now accepting applications for Host(ess). Full and Part-time available. Nights. Apply between 1-3 daily. 703 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel. RR 7/15 BM 7/15 HOME FURNISHINGS FOR SALELarge entertainment center, living room couch and bedroom armoire. Call KC at 470-1516 NS 7/15 CC 7/22 SCOOTER FOR SALE1986 Honda Helix. Pearl white, 20K miles, runs great. Tires are very good. Has a brand new windshield and backrest that need to be installed. A couple of small tears on seat. I have the title for the bike but the Tag Of ce requires a new title ($75) from a botched sale before I bought it. $1,000 OBO. Please call Mark at 239-297-2558.NS 7/15 NC TFN MULTI-VENDOR SAMPLE SALEFriday, July 22nd 5 9 pm 1575 Bunting Lane, Sanibel Women and Childrens clothing, Jewelry Support local business! NR 7/15 CC 7/22 YARD SALESat. July 23 from 9am to 4pm. 920 Palm Street, Sanibel; across Periwinkle from Traders. Many UNIQUE, UNUSUAL items. Disney merchandise and memorabilia. Apple Macintosh E-Mac. Many electronics, most still in original box. 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Read us online at Read us online at Read us online at Read us online at SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 27 answer on page 27 If you would like your club/organization listed in The River Calling Card, phone 415-7732 Emergency...................................................911 Lee County Sheriffs Of ce...........................477-1200 Florida Marine Patrol.....................................332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol..................................278-7100 Poison Control....................................1-800-282-3171 HealthPark Medical Center.................1-800-936-5321 Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce................332-3624 Foundation for Quality Childcare..................425-2685Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce............454-7500 Fort Myers Beach Library..............................463-9691Lakes Regional Library......................................533-4000 Lee County Chamber of Commerce.............931-0931Post Of ce...........................................1-800-275-8777Visitor & Convention Bureau.........................338-3500 ARTS Alliance for the Arts.......................................939-2787 Arts For ACT Gallery & Studio......................337-5050 Art League Of Fort Myers.............................275-3970 Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall..........481-4849 BIG ARTS.....................................................395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre....................278-4422 Cultural Park Theatre....................................772-5862 Edison Festival of Light..................................334-2999Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade............332-4488 Florida West Arts..........................................948-4427 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers..........472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony...................................489-1800Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres..............481-8059 Naples Philharmonic.............................239-597-1111 The Schoolhouse Theater.............................472-6862 S.W. Florida Symphony.................................418-0996 Theatre Conspiracy.......................................936-3239 Young Artists Awards...................................574-9321 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Angel Flight...................................1-877-4AN-ANGEL Animal Refuge Center...................................731-3535American Business Women Association.............357-6755 Audubon of SWFL.........................................339-8046 Audubon Society...........................................472-3156 Caloosahatchee Folk Society.......................321-4620 Cape Coral Stamp Club................................542-9153 duPont Company Retirees ...........................454-1083 Edison Porcelain Artists................................415-2484 Friendship Force Of SW FL..........................561-9164 The Horticulture and Tea Society..................472-8334 Horticultural Society......................................472-6940 Lee County Genealogical Society.................549-9625Lee Trust for Historic Preservation .................939-7278NARFE(National Active & Retired Federal Employees)............................482-6713 Navy Seabees Veterans of America.............731-1901 Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL........................667-1354 Southwest Florida Fencing Academy............939-1338 Southwest Florida Music Association...........561-2118 Kiwanis Clubs: Fort Myers Beach.....................765-4254 or 454-8090Fort Myers Edison.............................................694-1056Fort Myers South..........................................691-1405 Gateway to the Islands.................................415-3100 Iona-McGregor..............................................482-0869 Lions Clubs: Fort Myers Beach..........................................463-9738 Fort Myers High Noon...................................466-4228 Estero/South Fort Myers...............................898-1921 Notre Dame Club of Lee County.................. 768-0417 POLO Club of Lee County.............................477-4906 Rotary Club of Fort Myers.............................332-8158 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society.....................472-6940United Way of Lee County.................................433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour).......211 or 433-3900AREA ATTRACTIONS Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum....................395-2233 Burroughs Home..........................................337-9505 Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium............275-3435 Edison & Ford Winter Estates.......................334-3614 Fort Myers Skate Park..................................321-7558Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium........321-7420JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge.........472-1100 Koreshan State Historic Site.................239-992-0311Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center..........765-8101 Skatium............................................................321-7510Southwest Florida Museum of History.........321-7430True Tours....................................................945-0405THE RIVER JULY 15, 201130


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THE RIVER JULY 15, 201132 From page 1Outdoor Mosaic ArtLynch then began laying out the mosaics in small groupings on the outdoor walls along a sunny breezeway named Linda Lane after Child Care of Southwest Florida Development Director Linda McNabb. We are so thankful to Eve and her army of mosaic artists. Because of their vision, the installation instantly transformed the space into a vibrant, tropical art space, adding to the creative atmosphere that we began months ago, Aronson said. The Messina Mural Project has come to life in the form of a permanent outdoor art gallery, Lynch added. She also maintains a blog about the project with pictures at The Joseph H. Messina Childrens Center is located at 4650 Fowler Street and is one of very few centers that offer evening care. Hours are 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The center is nationally accredited and is licensed to care for 105 children. For more information, call Aronson at 278-1148. Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc., is a private non-profit organization dedicated to providing high quality child care services throughout Southwest Florida. The agency provides child care for 700 children from infancy through age eight at its six nationally accredited child care centers throughout Lee and Hendry counties. In addition, the agency conducts training for child care workers, and administers the federal food program in 14 counties for child care centers and family child care homes. More information is available at Eve Lynch with some of the donated mosaics New Science At Sea CruiseCaptiva Cruises new Science at Sea cruise is a hands-on adventure for children and adults. A trawling net will be used to catch, observe and identify some of the unique inhabitants within the back bay waters. Information will be collected for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundations ongoing water quality research. Captiva Cruises Summer of Family Fun also includes the Shoreline Discovery cruise, which explores a secluded beach; Beach & Shelling excursions to Cayo Costa State Park; Lunch on Cabbage Key and Useppa Island; Dolphin, Wildlife & Adventures; and the Night Sky Astronomy cruise. Children can take part in the Junior Naturalist Program and receive a certificate and a $5 off coupon will be given for a second Junior Naturalist cruise. For more information call 4725300. FGCU Offers Day Trip to Dal And Chihuly MuseumsThe Renaissance Academy, Florida Gulf Coast Universitys non-credit adult lifelong learning program, presents a day trip to St. Petersburg to view the Chihuly Collection and Salvador Dal Museums on Thursday, July 21. The days first stop will be a docentled tour of the brand new Dal Museum, which combines elements of the classical and the fantastical, much like the work of Dal. After free time for lunch, the afternoon will feature the Chihuly Collection, a stunning, permanent glass art collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihulys unique creations in a 10,000-square-foot setting. The group will also visit the Morean Arts Center Glass Studio & Hot Shop where glassblowers create one-of-a-kind pieces, and participants can have their own personal glass blowing experience and shop for unique glass art created by local and regional artists. Cost is $100 per person and includes round-trip motor coach transportation, driver gratuity, and docent-led tours of both museums. The motor coach will offer departures from both north Naples (8 a.m.) and Fort Myers (8:40 a.m.). For departure location and online registration visit or contact (239) 434-4737. D D O O C C K K A A G G E E 10% OFF 10% OFF ENTIRE BILL ONLY. 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