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FREETake Me Home VOL. 10, NO. 28 JULY 22, 2011From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at Arts For ACT Opening Exhibit Artists ReceptionJoin Arts for ACT Gallery, located at 2265 First Street in downtown Fort Myers on Friday, August 5 from 6 to 10 p.m. for the opening reception and Art Walk for the August artists exhibits featuring Callie Ferraro, Gael Collar and Harley Young. Ferraro graduated from Eckerd College in Saint Petersburg, Florida in 2011 with a major in visual art and a minor in psychology. She has taught visual art at the Alliance for the Arts Summer Camp for four years and currently is interning in the field of art therapy at Southwest Florida Addiction Services. Collar works in acrylic, oil, pen and ink, graphite pencil, and collage. She has studied art in New York, Arkansas, Dallas, Oklahoma and Florida at various workshops and colleges. Collar prefers figurative work, along with small animal paintings, abstracts, and collage. Young started drawing as a child and studied technical drawing in college and art and design at the University of Iowa. He worked for engineering and architectural firms building models, doing technical continued on page 32 The Missing Ear by Gael Collar Tame The Dog Days Of SummerToo hot, too rainy, too buggy to go out. Are you an adult or parent looking for cool activities in the heat of the summer? Then look no further than the Lee County Library, where there are plenty of activities and technology available. Anyone can: download an e-book, take an online class with Universal Class, listen to and download music for free (up to three songs per week) with Freegal, kids can find and play new video games from safe sites like or all without even leaving thehouse. Venture to the library for: story time for children, craft corner with knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, bead work or tie-dye, chess games, card games, kite flying, book discussions, genealogical research, watching a foreign film as well as taking a computer or language class. This is just a small sampling of the programs happening at local libraries. Go to and click on library calendar then search by location, age group and type of activity. continued on page 3 Children participate in the LEGO Story Lab at a Lee County LibraryFree Workshop: Gardening With Natives: An IntroductionThe Alliance for the Arts Green-Market is offering free gardening classes throughout July. This Saturday, July 23 the GreenMarket will be hosting a workshop on gardening with native plants Florida. On Saturday, July 23; gardener Kara Alfaro will present the workshop, Gardening with Natives: An Introduction. Alfaro, owner of Elata Natives, will guide participants through the ins and outs of incorporating local, stormresistant plants into local gardening projects. Elata Natives is always striving to meet the needs of the Florida environment and prides itself on creating outdoor spaces that enliven the senses and complement the existing attributes of each site. The July workshops will conclude with horticulturalist Debbie Hughes of Edison-Ford Estates on July 30. Head to the GreenMarket (corner of continued on page 6 Donations And Ticket Sales Begin Soon For Love That Dress!Calling all fashionistas! Love That Dress! returns to Southwest Florida with two dress parties benefiting PACE Center for Girls on Wednesday, August 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. Lee Countys third installment of Love That Dress! will take place at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Estero while Collier Countys inaugural event will happen simultaneously at the Naples Grande Resort. In preparation for the ultimate feel-good shopping spree, PACE is seeking dress donations of any kind, from wedding gowns to sundresses. Donations will be accepted at the following collection sites from August 1 to 30: Adventures in Paradise Outfitters, 2019 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island Alliance Financial Group, 14021 Metropolis Avenue, Fort Myers Condo & HOA Law Group, 2030 McGregor Boulevard, downtown Fort Myerscontinued on page 17 Dresses for all ages


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And NowMarketing Fort Myers, Gate City Of The Tropicsby Gerri ReavesAlmost from its inception, Fort Myers has relied on tourism and a pro-business attitude to thrive. The Caloosahatchee River, nearby beaches, superb climate, and abundant natural resources always have made the city marketable worldwide. Look at todays postcards and promotional literature, and youll see many of the same themes that sold Fort Myers to the world more than a century ago: soothing river scenes, the First Street business district, royal-palm-lined McGregor Boulevard, game fishing, and the Edison and Ford winter homes. Even Everglades drainage and dredging were hyped in the early years of the 20th century because they reclaimed land for profitable agriculture, transportation, and development. A 1912 poster, for example, proclaimed dredging and draining progressive. By 1919, when the city population numbered a mere 16,000, city boosterism kicked into overdrive. Whiffs of the real-estate boom were in the air, and marketing to potential business owners and permanent residents joined the appeals to tourists. The message was plain and direct in one 1919 publication: Locate your business headquarters here. Locate your permanent home here. Come before development is at its height. Come while the opportunities are here in great numbers. Get here before the rush and grow up with us. Selling the Fort Myers lifestyle intensified, too. The upscale publication noted the general atmosphere of friendship that pervaded the city and urged potential investors and residents to escape the humdrum, daily, workaday routine and discover a place of charm and wonder where the simplicities overshadow the complexities of life. Thriving business and low taxes were marketed alongside amenities such as the city park, where an endless round of games, dances and other diversions were on offer. Highly profitable agricultural and horticultural industries, particularly citrus, were showcased along with game-fishing in the gulf and world-class golf courses. Glowing reports about schools, the hospital and community organizations reassured future residents that they could enjoy both a sound and functioning hometown community and a business climate to die for. During this era, Fort Myers was often described as the Gateway or Gate City to the Tropics, a catchy phrase that would soon lose out to the one still with us today, the City of Palms. Who knows how effective the promotions really were, but between 1920 and the end of 1926, Fort Myers population grew from only 3,678 to more than 23,000! By the late 1920s, the city could boast of a new country club, recreation pier, numerous new schools, and railroad service by both the Atlantic Coastline and Seaboard Airline railways. continued on page 4 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 First Street was one of the most popular scenes depicted on postcards circa 1920 courtesy of Florida State Archives This postcard, probably from the late 1900s, predates the time when Fort Myers unquestionably became the City of Palms courtesy of Florida State Archives In the 1940s, South Florida cities were rivals for the role of premier American tropical city courtesy of Southwest Florida Historical SocietyTHE RIVER JULY 22, 20112


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THE RIVER JULY 22, 20114 Youre Invited To Paint To Honor Victims of 9-11Artist Leoma Lovegrove has planned a community-wide art project to take place in the days leading up to September 11. She is escorting a canvas measuring 18 feet by 10 feet around the area on which members of the public will be invited to paint the names of those who perished on 9/11/2001. The first venue will be The Dennison Moran Gallery, 360 12th Avenue South in Naples on Saturday August 6. Names of those who lost their lives on American Airlines Flight 11 will be painted in sea blue. Then, on August 12, the canvas comes back to Lee County to Iberia Bank, 1715 Cape Coral Parkway West, Cape Coral where the victims names from United Airlines Flight 175 will be painted in deep blue. At subsequent locations, different colors will be used for the names from the Pentagon the the last two airplanes. Last month 2,753 names from the World Trade center were painted in red by the community at The Franklin Shops in Fort Myers and Red White Boom in Cape Coral. In all, the more than 3,000 names will form the base of a painting of an American bald eagle. Lovegrove will be there to assist with the painting of the names. This project has become a gathering place where people share stories and reflect on where they were that day 10 years ago. The canvas will be completed by Lovegrove during Remember 9-11 Tenth Year at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre on September 11, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Many others have partnered with her on this project to make sure that those who lost their lives are never forgotten and to honor those who conducted rescue efforts. Tickets are free and are available at the theater ticket office. Members of the NYPD 1013 Local will take part at the event. Sponsors and partners include Title Sponsor, Galloway Family of Auto Dealerships; sponsors, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, The City of Fort Myers, Lovegrove Studios; event partners, The Franklin Shops, Red White & Boom, Irresistible Confections, Sip & Send, Lee County Patriots, Alliance of the Arts, Lee County Sheriffs, Cape Coral Community Foundation. People write on the canvas the names of loved ones who died in the 9-11 attacks From page 2City Of The TropicsThe completion of the Tamiami Trail made selling the city even easier, for it was now connected to the rest of the world by a modern highway. Today, the same appeals resonate with the underlying message, come to paradise and you can have it all. Explore downtown Fort Myers and marvel at the little river town that has drawn people from all over the world to its shores. Then travel the short distance to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn more about the city promoted itself from postCivil War to the 21st century. For information, call 321-7430 or go to Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Follow-up with more research at the Southwest Florida Historical Society, an all-volunteer non-profit organization at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Drop by Wednesday or Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon, or call them at 939-4044. Source: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical and The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer. Read Us Online At DELIVERY SPECIAL BUY 2 BURRITOS GET 1 FREE 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


5 THE RIVER JULY 22, 2011Kiwanis Leadership Training Prepares New Class Of OfficersOn June 11 over 20 leaders from the 16 Kiwanis clubs from Lee County and LaBelle joined for a day of training at the Boy Scouts of America office in Fort Myers. These leaders will help guide more than 550 Kiwanis members in the area in service to the community. Though these individuals wont officially take office until October 1, the training educated attendees on the numerous tasks to do in the upcoming months, said Kiwanis Division 19 Lt. Gov. Bruce Boyd. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Founded in 1915, Kiwanis and its sponsored service organizations, including CKI at the college level, Key Club at the high school level, Builders Club at the middle school level, K-Kids at the elementary school level, and Aktion Club for adults with disabilities, dedicate more than 6 million volunteer hours annually to strengthen communities and provide service to children. To find a Kiwanis club in Lee County or LaBelle, visit, call Bruce Boyd, Division 19 Kiwanis Lt. Gov. at 369-3775 or email The 2011-2012 Kiwanis club officers and leaders join together for day of trainingLocal Key Clubs Shine At State LevelThe success achieved by the 13 Key Clubs in Lee County and LaBelle during the 2010-2011 year was apparent at the recent statewide convention in Orlando. Two local clubs, Cape Coral High and East Lee County High, were honored with the Diamond Level Distinguished Club Award, which recognizes clubs with outstanding service, leadership, and commitment to Key Club initiatives. Only seven of these awards were given statewide. Overall, the 13 local Key Clubs were awarded Most Outstanding Division in Florida. Key Club Division 19 Lt. Gov. Sara Qureshi also stood out among her peers at the 73rd Annual Key Club Florida District Convention with the Distinguished Lieutenant Governor Award. Qureshi will also be recognized at the Key Club International Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, with the Robert F. Lucas receiving the Outstanding Lieutenant Governor Award later this month. I am very proud of my division, which now has the most Key Clubs in Florida. I hope the clubs in Division 19 continue to grow and serve the community in the years to come, said Qureshi. This recognition shows the positive side of our teenagers and future leaders of tomorrow. I am continually impressed by what these students achieve, said Kiwanis Lt. Gov. Bruce Boyd. Key Club is a high school service leadership program of Kiwanis with 250,000 members in over 30 countries. Democratic Club Holds First MeetingLee Countys newest Democratic club, named after an iconic African American whose strategic and forceful work led to desegregation in public schools, will held its first meeting on Thursday, July 21, at 6:00 pm The new club is named in honor of Thurgood Marshall, the countrys first African American to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1967. The Thurgood Marshall Democratic Club will hold subsequent meetings on the second Thursday of each month at the Fort Myers headquarters of the Democratic Executive Committee, in the Edwards Building, 10051 McGregor Boulevard, Suite 104 (in the same complex at Alliance of the Arts). The president of the club is Janice Cass; annual membership is $10. Thurgood Marshall devoted his career as a lawyer to systematically fight racial segregation and its separate but equal doctrine. In 1954, he successfully argued beforecontinued on page 14 Pet Adoption Fees Reduced; Shelter Intake UpLee County Domestic Animal Services is slashing prices on adoptions until the end of July. Adult cats may be adopted for just $8, the cost of the county pet license, and kittens may be adopted for $10. Cats and kittens are always twofor-one at Animal Services. If its a canine companion you are seeking, visit the shelter and check out the vast array of dogs that may be adopted for only $30. During summer months, shelter adoption numbers typically drop while animal intake numbers increase. Hopefully by reducing our already low fees even further we will get the attention of people who are considering a new pet for their family, said Donna Ward, LCDAS director. Its a chance to save a life and keep the shelters population at a manageable level, she added. Although fees have been drastically reduced, the adoption package valued at $500 still includes the following: Spay/neuter surgery Age-appropriate vaccinations Rabies vaccination and county license for pets over three months old 10-day pet health guarantee Microchip ID Feline leukemia and AIDS test for cats Heartworm test for dogs over six months old Flea treatment De-worming Training DVD Bag of Science Diet pet food Photos and information about lost pets or pets for adoption are available on the agencys website at Pet info on the website updates hourly. Anyone interested in fostering pets may also obtain an application online. Canine Country ClubDog Daycare for friendly dogs over four months of age who want to socialize, play, exercise and develop positive behaviors.10970 S Cleveland Ave, Ste 931-3647 Summer Sale 50% o All Merchandise Clothing, Purses, Jewelry, And ShoesNow thru End Of July Open Mon Sat 10:00 to 5:00 2359 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island Florida 33957


THE RIVER JULY 22, 20116 Hortoons Free Hurricane Preparedness SeminarFlorida Gulf Coast University Small Business Development Center (SBDC), in partnership with several Southwest Florida agencies, will host a free hurricane preparedness seminar on Saturday, July 23 at the Sunshine Ace Hardware store located at 9100 Bonita Beach Road, in Bonita Springs. The seminar kicks off at 10 a.m. with light refreshments provided by Perkins restaurant in Bonita Springs. Panelists include representatives from the Lee County Emergency Operations Center, Small Business Administration, Bonita Springs Fire & Rescue, and City of Bonita Springs. Moderator for the discussion will be Dan Regelski, director for the FGCU Small Business Development Center. The discussion is from 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. followed by a question and answer session. The Southwest Florida Urban Search & Rescue team will be on hand, and tours will be offered on the Florida Small Business Mobile Assistance Center Bus a vehicle used during natural disasters to help small businesses get up and running. In addition to the panel discussion, several Sunshine Ace vendors will display their companys goods and will donate door prize giveaways. The American Red Cross will also provide resource information. For more information about the event, contact SBDCs main office at 745-3700 or register at SNAP LITES WIGS & ACCESSORIESWhere the possibilities are endless....50% Off Select Styles1609 Hendry Street, downtown Ft Myers Open Tues Sat from 10am 4pm Open Later by Appointment239.337.1328 BIG SALECOMFORT BY DESIGN(239) 395-0666 1-800-454-3008Sanibel Island 1640 Periwinkle Way in Limetree Across from the Bank of the Islands BIRKENSTOCK MEPHISTO ECCO 15%-75% OFF 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 Read Us Online: From page 1Alliance GreenMarketMcGregor and Colonial) any Saturday morning in July at 10 a.m. and bring your green thumb! The Alliance GreenMarket is family friendly and offers occasional artistic and educational activities. On select Saturdays, the market welcomes 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.


7 THE RIVER JULY 22, 2011 For the 21st year, the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce Foundation provided scholarships to students who want to continue with their higher education program. We are so very pleased to continue to be able to do this for our area students, said Fran Myers, president of the foundation. The students and their parents were welcomed at the July 14 chamber membership luncheon held at Minervas Bar & Grille at 15880 Summerlin Road in Fort Myers. The Beach Chamber Foundation was established in 1985 and was the first chamber foundation formed in the State of Florida, and since that time, besides awarding scholarships, has made grants to the Beach Elementary School, Bay Oaks Recreational Center, the annual Spirit of the Holidays program; kept up the flags in Lynn Hall Memorial Park and has been the supporter to Do The Right Thing which is a program of the Lee County Sheriffs Department. Our grants to the Beach Elementary School have helped in the purchase of muchneeded equipment such as computers, video and school supplies, Myers said. This years scholarship receipients are: Stacey Mielke, University of Florida, Gainesville; Chelsea ORiley, Stetson University, Deland; Hunter Woodard, Florida Gulf Coast University; Robert Kiesel, Florida Gulf Coast University; Collette Kiesel, Edison State College; Charity Kiesel, Edison State College, Fort Myers; Sydney Lambeth, Edison State College; Zachary Brindise, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee; Robert Swanbeck, Florida State University; Ryan Jenkins, Edison State College; Anthony Monaco, Edison State College; Louis Monaco, Edison State College, Fort Myers; Max Albion, University of Rhode Island; Jacob Albion, Lake Forest College; David Albion, Lake Forest College; William Simmons III, University of South Florida, Tampa; Andrea Mausser, University of South Florida, Tampa; Louis Mausser, Florida Gulf Coast University. 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 Homemade Ice Cream, Gelato, Sorbet and Frozen Yogurt Homemade Ice Cream, Gelato, Sorbet and Frozen Yogurt Gift 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 GetTempted! Try our Try our TROPICAL TEMPTATION Sundae Original Italian Ice Cream Original Italian Ice Cream T T 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 Chamber President John Albion, Roxie Smith of Pink Shell Development, Tom Myers of Red Coconut RV Park, Chris Heidrick of Heidr ick Insurance, Ann Alsop of Century 21 Tripower, Ellis Etter of Pink Shell Resort & Spa, Barbara Farrell of Florida Gulf Bank, Sydney Lambeth, Jim Lambeth of A Better Bugman, C ollette Kiesel, Foundation President Fran Myers, Louis Mausser, Robert Swanbeck, Chamber Chairman Andrew Cochrane, David Albion, Max Albion, and Dr. Joseph BurkeFMB Chamber Foundation Awards Annual Scholarships


THE RIVER JULY 22, 20118 Along The RiverOn Saturday, July 23 from 5 to 11 p.m., The Morgan House is hosting Woodstock, a free music festival open to the pubic. The Oysters Fantastic Band, M80s, Memphis 56, Stolen Fruit and David C. Johnson are performing in the historic Patio de Leon. Listen to them from the restaurants terrace or upstairs at Top of the Town pub. During July, half-priced appetizers will be available on Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m. (upstairs only). Live music is featured from 9 to 11 p.m. with Stolen Fruit. On Saturdays, there are drink specials all night along with live music from The Oysters from 8 to 11 p.m. Thursdays are Thirsty Thursdays with David Johnson 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 until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday for lighter fare. Call 337-3377 or go to On Tuesday, July 26, The Sandy Butler Restaurant features a threecourse Spanish wine dinner at 7 p.m. The price is $35 per person and reservations are suggested. First course: chilled seafood salad with shrimp, clams, mussels, calamari and octopus tossed with black olives, celery, garlic and cilantro over arugula and mixed greens. Its finished with Pensato Lemon extra virgin olive oil (Sandy Butler has the exclusive right to the Fernando Pensato products in the USA) and sea salt, and paired with Volteo Verdejo blend, Spain. Second course: Empanada stuffed with shredded beef, sofrito and potatoes served with fried plantains and a sweet and spicy dipping sauce; paired with Volteo Tempranillo blend, Spain. Third course: Short ribs braised in Cabernet served with black beans and yucca; paired with Campo Viejo Rioja Reserva, Spain. All wines served at the Spanish wine dinner can be purchased next door at The Sandy Butler Gourmet Market. The Sandy Butler is located at 17650 San Carlos Boulevard, Fort Myers. The market is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The restaurant is open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call 4826765 or go to Explore the hidden world beneath the waves with Scubavice Diving Center in Fort Myers. Beginners can earn their Open Water Scuba certification with classroom instructions and sessions in the shops pool. Experienced divers can obtain Advanced Open Water, Nitrox and Rescue certifications. Instructor Ramiro Palma teaches all levels of diving to National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) and Scubavice standards. Scubavice also offers dive trips to Venice Beach, Pompano Beach and Lake Denton. On July 27 and 28, the professional staff is leading an eight-tank expedition to Pompano for lobster miniseason. Scuba gear is available for rental and for purchase. Scubavice Diving Center is located at 12600 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. Call 481-4733 or go to scubavicedivers. com. Get a new look from head to toe at Snap Lites Wigs and Accessories in downtown Fort Myers. The boutique carries top of the line products including Raquel Welch Lace Front wigs, the Tru2Life Collection and Ren of Paris. It is the only store in Florida to carry SnapLites accessories, which add highlights and lowlights to existing wigs. Ask owner Michele DePalma about scheduling a wig party with your friends. Snap Lites is currently running a summer special of 50 percent off select wigs. Snap Lites Wigs and Accessories is located at 1609 Hendry Street in the historic Peeples Court. The shop is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or later by appointment only. Call 337-1328. Sample two Volteo blends at The Sandy Butlers Spanish wine dinner David C. Johnson will perform at The Morgan Houses upcoming music festival Florida is a scuba divers paradise. Scubavice in Fort Myers offers classes and dive trips 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.


9 THE RIVER JULY 22, 2011Christian Financial Counseling Celebrates 29 Years Of ServiceOn July 7, Christian Financial Counseling (CFC) celebrated 29 years of teaching Biblical principles to more than 20,000 families, showing them how to get out of debt, avoid bankruptcies, repossessions, foreclosures and lawsuits. The founder and president of CFC, Mahlon Hetrick, said the Bible is the best book of finance ever written. He said the Bible has more scripture references about finances than any other subject except love. The following examples illustrate how these Biblical principles work and are a blessing in each counselees life and bring them all a newfound peace and contentment: a divorced mother of three boys reduced her monthly debt from $640 to $300 each month; another single mom became debt-free in just a few weeks; and another counselee reduced debt by $45,000 in 60 days. Mahlon wrote a book named Family Money Management: Gods Way. Throughout his 30 years of banking he came to realize that many families knew that their outgo exceeds their income but they did not know how to fix the problem or what was causing the trouble. His life took a new direction when he felt led to guide people to the answers to their dilemma. It is for this reason that the ministry was begun. In the book he lays out guidelines and charts to help a family or an individual discover the appropriate amount to spend on categories such as housing, food, auto, insurance, clothing, health, etc. for their level of income. This information is seldom taught in school or churches. Once people do their homework they can see in what areas they are overspending. For example they may realize they are paying too much for their automobile each month and they may choose to sell it. Or they may choose to keep the car but cut back in another area. CFC provides counsel and guidance but the client makes the choice. Often when CFC helps people find abundance in their budget, those who are helped think it makes good sense to give back to the ministry that aided them in finding that abundance. While other people donate because they believe in what we are doing and they want their community to be strong and self-sufficient. This is the way it has worked for 29 years. Anyone who would like to become a supporter of CFC would be helping hundreds of needy individuals who might be losing their homes, their cars or their jobs due to the present economic conditions. The help provided to Southwest Florida by CFC is done on a non-fee donation basis. But like every organization contributions are necessary as no ministry can operate without funds. Studies have found that approximately 55 percent of those who go in for counseling are unable to make a donation of any size. Therefore, peoples support helps those who are genuinely in need. CFC is a 501(c) 3 organization recognized by the IRS and all donations are tax deductible. CFC conducts seminars and budget workshops predominantly in churches but has provided training sessions in schools and businesses as well. Churches have experienced increases in their offerings for example, the Cape Coral church that had an increase in weekly donations of 47 percent in the three months following the CFC seminar. Mahlon would welcome the opportunity to speak to your congregation. CFC is located in downtown Fort Myers at 2267 First Street, Unit 15 in the Arcade Theater building. It is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call 337-2122 to schedule an appointment. IF OUR SEAFOOD WERE ANY FRESHER, WE WOULD BE SERVING IT UNDER WATERTHE LAZY FLAMINGOBeautiful Downtown Santiva 6520-C Pine Avenue472-5353LAZY FLAMINGO 2Beautiful Downtown Sanibel 1036 Periwinkle Way472-6939LAZY FLAMINGO 316501 Stringfelllow Road Bokeelia 283-5959LAZY FLAMINGO 412951 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers 476-9000 G R I L L R A W B A R SEAFOODWomens Charitable Group Sets Dates For New Member SocialsThe Junior League of Fort Myers has announced its upcoming summer New Member Information Socials. Women over the age of 21 who are interested in learning more about the league can select from the following dates and locations: Thursday, July 21, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Saturday, August 6, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Hodges University, 3rd Floor Community Room, 4501 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers RSVP at or by emailing or calling the Junior League office at 277-1197. Members of the Junior League of Fort Myers will greet attendees and provide detailed information about the league and membership requirements, including the organizations charitable initiatives which promote volunteerism, develop the potential of women and improve the community. Since the Junior League of Fort Myers founding in 1966, it has contributed more than one million volunteer hours and over $1 million to community projects and programs. Its members are career women, working mothers, stay-at-home moms, and full-time and part-time volunteers of all ages who represent a variety of races, religions and ethnic origins, each committed to making a difference in the local community.


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 22, 201110


Last Sunday Of July Concert And Hymn SingJoin Peace Lutheran Church as it welcomes Mark Sanders as the featured soloist in the 4th Annual Last Sunday of July Concert & 5th Sunday Hymn Sing. Sanders performs locally with his most recent performance as El Gallo, the lead in The Fantasticks at the TheatreZone in Naples. He also performs many Friday evenings at Renees on Winkler Avenue in Fort Myers. All are welcome as Sanders presents a half concert, half hymn sing followed by a reception. Mark Sanders CARLETON JOHN RYFFELCarleton John Ryffel, 66, of Fort Myers Beach, died on July 14, 2011 at his residence under the care of Hope Hospice. He was born to Henry and Fay (Giaquinto) Ryffel on August 19, 1944 in New York, New York. He received his bachelor of science degree in geology and his master of science degree in urban and regional planning, both from Florida State University. Carleton has more than 36 years of experience in all aspects of planning for both the public and private sectors. He also served in the United States Air Force. In the private sector, he owned his own firm for 17 years. He used his expertise in planning, zoning and designing on more than 400 development projects and presenting land use amendments. In the public sector, he was the Planning Director for Sanibel Island, Princeton, New Jersey, and Cape Coral. He was also the environmental planner and zoning administrator for the City of Gainesville, Florida. Recently, he was the owner of Van Buskirk, Ryffel and Associates, Inc. along with Paul Van Buskirk. Carleton was a charter member of the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Certified Planners. Also, he was the chairman of the Lee County Local Planning Agency, Lee County Land Development Code Advisory Committee for over 20 years and a member of the Town of Fort Myers Beach Local Planning Agency. He is survived by his children, Jennifer L. (Bryan) Matamoros of Fort Myers, Amy F. (Jay) Kragh of Ocala, and Eric C. Ryffel of Lehigh Acres, his parents, Henry and Fay Ryffel of Hilton Head, South Carolina, his sister, Carolyn Procopio of Mahwah, New Jersey, his granddaughter, Stephanie L.Ryffel of Fort Myers, an unborn granddaughter of Ocala, and his nephew, Jon Michael Procopio of Mahwah, New Jersey. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at noon at Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Hope Hospice. Friends may sign the guest book at OBITUARY New Rabbi Ready To Lead TempleTemple Judea, an egalitarian conservative synagogue in Fort Myers, welcomes its new Rabbi July 22. Rabbi Elyssa Auster, 29, received her rabbinic ordination and masters of Jewish education from Hebrew College this June. She also received a masters in theological studies from Boston University. She received a bachelors degree with honors from Brandeis University in European cultural studies and Latin American studies. Auster has worked as an educator, rabbinic intern, and cantor in Massachusetts, Illinois, Ohio, and Alaska. She spent three years as acting rabbi of Congregation Or HaTzafon in Fairbanks, Alaska, the northernmost synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. She spent two years as rabbinic intern at Temple Beth El in Sudbury, Massachusetts, and she just finished a six-year program at the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in Newton, Massachusetts. In her final year there, Auster was working at MetroWest Jewish Day School learning educational administration and teaching fifth and sixth grades. In her position as rabbi of Temple Judea, Auster will lead approximately 200 households and provide directorial guidance to its preschool, after-hours religious school and adult education classes. Auster said her main goal for her new congregation is simple: For people to feel ownership of their relationship with Judaism and to be able to express their unique sensibilities of spirituality in the context of community. Temple Judeas President Keith Grossman said after a year-long search, the temple community is excited to welcome Rabbi Auster. She brings incredible enthusiasm and creativity developed from a wide variety of experiences. With Rabbi Austers spiritual leadership, we anticipate joyous growth and vision for the only conservative synagogue in Lee and Charlotte counties, Grossman said. Auster also works as an artist in multiple media. She creates colorful and unique tallitot and tzitzit. Shes also an accomplished painter, whose work can be seen on her website, Temple Judea is affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. Its located at 14486 A&W Bulb Road in Fort Myers, Elyssa Auster THE RIVER JULY 22, 201111 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. AUGUST 27th VEGAS STYLE*Attire, Photography, Videography & Momentos Included in Prepaid Packages


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Snook, redfish and trout could all be found at the one-stop shop, better known as your local pass. As long as there was good tide movement in the passes the bite was on. Good numbers of snook were caught on the lower stages of the tide using live pinfish along the bottom. There were also a few reds in the mix, but not close to the size of the big bull reds I have caught in the past few weeks. All the reds brought to my boat in the passes recently were in the slot, averaging 22 to 25 inches. Trout seemed to be more by-catch than anything else with two or three each trip while targeting the snook and reds. However, I did have a client get one nice 25-inch gator trout out of Blind Pass last week. It seems the annual mangrove snapper bite has just started to kick off in Captiva Pass. Although its hard to fish through all the short grouper to get a keeper snapper, the numbers are getting better and better. Small pinfish or whitebaits fished on light leader with the smallest weight possible to get the bait to the bottom is the key to getting the wary snapper to eat a bait. Watch your depth finder and fish the ledges and trenches. Once you catch one, mark it on the GPS and do it again. Captiva Pass also held good numbers of sharks in the three-foot range. which quickly ate a freelined bait or or a flatlined chunk of bait. With the passes this good, its hard to leave them and try something else. Sometimes you just need a change of pace. One morning last week I headed out solo to Matlacha Pass on the high incoming tide after hearing reports from a few friends about lots of redfish north of Matlacha to Burnt Store. I really enjoy fishing this area as it has very little boat traffic and angler pressure compared to the sound. The winding channel up to the pass from the south is all a 25 mph speed zone but its a nice calm ride and one of the few places in our area that is still has that wild, untouched feel to it. I fished both sides including the Two Pines side and the Smokehouse Bay side. Action on redfish was almost non-stop. Though most of the fish were on the small side, every shoreline or point that looked like it should hold a redfish did. As reported to me, all the reds would eat was shrimp. When they ate every shrimp I pitched under the trees, I would switch it out to a pinfish or whitebait hoping for a larger fish, and not even get a hit. Check it out and spend a few hours up there. Youre almost garanteed to have it all to yourself as I did mid-week. When Im fishing solo I enjoy checking out some new water. Although you might not catch the numbers of fish you could by going to the same old places, it makes a nice change to go somewhere new. Taking the tried and true techniques and trying them somewhere fresh is what makes us better anglers in the long run anyway.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 A Matlacha Pass redfish caught last week with no client on board to hold it The Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival Fishing Tournament. Saturday, November 5. Fishing on all Lee County waterways with tourney awards at Matlacha Park, 4577 Pine Island Road NW, Matlacha 33993. The tournament is part of the Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival. 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THE RIVER JULY 22, 201113 CROW Case Of The Week: Bald Eagleby Emilie AlfinoNot surprisingly, there was a lot of attention paid in March when a bald eagle came to CROW from Lehigh Acres with a shotgun wound. The eagles prognosis was questionable to put it mildly and although he had a remarkably successful course of treatment and a triumphant recovery, not much attention was paid when he was released back to his home in the wild on June 12. The adult bald eagle was found in Lehigh by Felicia Mercer, who had seen him on the ground in her neighborhood. The first time I saw him he was a couple of houses down from mine in the road, Mercer said. I was thinking, Is that really an eagle? I couldnt believe how big and how tall it was, and when the eagle spread its wings how far they went across. Over the next three days, the eagle made its way almost to Mercers front door near one of her vehicles, where he stayed for quite some time. Then the bird tried to walk off and thats when Mercer realized it was injured. He was headed for a wooded area and was struggling across the street. I couldnt see any injuries before that, Mercer said. The only time I did was when the bird was walking off and when he was trying to fly and couldnt. He just kept tipping forward. While Mercer was unfamiliar with CROW, she turned to the telephone book and looked under animal rescue and was referred to the Sanibel clinic. A volunteer came out and captured the eagle for transport to CROW. It was just calm, Mercer reported, sitting and looking around. He came to CROW on March 6 thin, dehydrated, with a lot of swelling around the left elbow, and both the radius and ulna in his left wing were fractured, according to Dr. Amber McNamara. We could feel those fractures. What we didnt know until we took a radiograph was how much buckshot there was everywhere throughout his whole body,she said. Who would shoot a bald eagle, not only a bird just recently removed from the endangered and threatened species list, but the symbol of our country? As far as I know, they never found out who did it, Dr. Amber said. Were required by law to report any intentional injury to any protected bird, not just those that are threatened or endangered. Most wild birds fall under this category. The investigation was handled by Fish & Wildlife from that point forward. The eagle was very dull and quiet and obviously didnt feel very well when he arrived at CROW. That first day we gave him some pain medication, cleaned up a couple of wounds near that fracture and bandaged those, and put the wing in a wrap to keep the fracture from getting any worse, Dr. Amber explained. We gave him some fluids because of his dehydration. The eagle didnt resist the ministrations. Most of the time with the raptors when you put a hood over their heads theyre more agreeable, and he was so dull which was not a good sign for him, she said. Because this eagle had so much swelling around the elbow, she elected to wait about three days to do surgery. When she finally did, he was put under anesthesia and Dr. Amber was able to put a pin inside the radius, drawing the ulna into better alignment. I was pleased with how that came together, she said. We put a wrap on after surgery to keep that wing immobilized. He came through the anesthesia beautifully by that afternoon and ate the next morning readily, and you cant ask for much more than that. The eagle was anesthetized again at the 48-hour mark to check the pin, and everything looked great. At that point we were able to put his pain medication in fish since eagles tend to eat them whole, and put him in our large doublewide cage where we were able to shift him from one side to the other to clean his cage without handling him much. Much of the buckshot was left in the bird. If we had gone searching for it, we really would have torn up the soft tissue, Dr. Amber explained. When I was doing surgery, if I had run into any I would have taken it out but I didnt go digging for it. The eagle was put under anesthesia one more time one week later to change the wrap and to start for the first time to do some stretching of the wing so the tendon didnt get too tight, and I was happy with the way it looked at that point, she said. The wrap was removed on the 23rd day, then staff did some stretching exercises and kept the bird inside another week and a half. So he was inside for about four weeks, which is a lot to ask of a large bird, but he was very cooperative, said Dr. Amber. Still, he was starting to let us know he was ready for more space. Dr. Amber removed the pin at the three-week mark with the eagle fully awake. He hardly reacted to it at all, she said. The eagle was moved to an enclosure that would allow him to stretch his wings yet not make him frantic to do more than he was ready to do. He stayed there for one and a half weeks before being moved to a small flight enclosure. He needed to spend another four weeks in that enclosure and he was starting to do some really nice flapping and short flights, she said. Once in a large flight enclosure, within two weeks he was flying the length of that cage, which is about 130 feet. With the eagle flying well, staff wanted to make sure their patient had the stamina to fly in the wild. He soon passed that test and on June 12 he got to back to his home in Lehigh. People questioned why he would be sent back to the place where he was shot, but Dr. Amber explained that eagles are territorial enough that he needed to go home. He may even have a mate there, she stressed. Everyone really did a wonderful job, she said. This eagle had so much trauma we werent sure at the beginningcontinued on page 15 Eagle waking up from surgery Original radiograph shows eagles injuries Post-surgery radiograph 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 Eagle in large flight cage


From page 5Democratic Clubthe U.S. Supreme Court the case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, which declared racial segregation in American public schools to be unconstitutional. The next meeting will be Thursday, August 11. For more information, call Cass at 994-4990. THE RIVER JULY 22, 201114 Plant SmartFrangipaniby Gerri ReavesFrangipanithe very word evokes the romance and beauty of the tropics. Most people know frangipani as the flower used to make leis, Hawaiian flower necklaces. Even gardeners committed to native plants only might find it difficult to shun or replace this native of tropical and subtropical America and the Caribbean. The tubular flowers emit what is arguably the most heavenly fragrance of South Floridas imported blooming trees. Many species of plumeria exist, and it has long been a popular landscape tree in the states subtropical clime. This broad-crowned tree usually grows to about 15 to 20 feet high and can be almost as wide as tall. The five-petaled flowers are tubular, funneled, and two to four inches across. Common species in this area are P. obtusa, which have white flowers with yellow centers, P. rubra, with pink or red, and P. alba, with white. The stocky branches are smooth, rounded, and silvery gray-green. Flowers appear in clusters on the branch tips. The coarse narrow leaves can be up to 20 inches long. They fall during winter, but frangipanis attractive bark and network of branches make this no mere barren tree to hide in the back corner. The twin seed pods are forked and up to a foot long. But if you want to propagate frangipani, cuttings are the way to go. Remove a lower branch, clean away leaves and flower stalks, and chop into footlong sections. Beware of the white sap, which can irritate the skin. Leave the cuttings in a shady spot for a few weeks to heal. Then use them to start new trees in potting soil. Plant a cutting in full to partial sun where it will have plenty of room to spread a canopy but is protected from cold northern wind. Frangipanis require regular fertilization, is susceptible to pests, and creates yard work with shedding leaves, so if maintenance is a primary concern, plant native flowering trees that tend to be noor low-maintenance. Because frangipani is so cold-sensitive, some people prefer to grow it in containers that can be brought inside a garage or lanai during cold snaps. Sources:, Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stesau, and Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant, hurricaneand pest-resistant South Florida landscape. Frangipani is a popular non-native flowering tree The funnel-shaped fragrant flowers are used to make Hawaiian leis Even when bare during the winter, the gray-green branches have an aesthetic appeal Everybody is recycling. Why not your gold? 520 TARPON BAY ROAD (ACROSS FROM BAILEYS) SANIBEL, FL 33957 239-472-2888 LILYJEWELERS.COM Team Lily offers the highest return on gold, platinum, silver, loose diamonds, colored gem stones, estate jewelry, coins, silverware and Rolex watches! We treat you and your items with the integrity and honesty you have come to expect from Lily & Co. Always private and secure, we never re-sell your precious memories, they are lovingly recycled and put back into the market. Empty that jewelry box and ll your pocket book today! Call Dan at 239.472.2888 to make an appointment. 520 (AC R S LI LY to make an appointment 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 703 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 6719 Winkler Rd Fort Myers, FL (239) 3373022ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE HAVE YOUR POLICIES BEEN UPDATED AND REVIEWED... CALL FOR CALL FOR AUTO QUOTE AUTO QUOTE Wesley Cattanach New Director of Bene ts Life Insurance Health Insurance Annuities Long Term Care Medicare Supplement Insurance Employee Bene ts Located in Both O ces Sanibel and Ft. Myers


THE RIVER JULY 22, 201115 From page 13Bald Eagleif this bird was even going to make it; it was wonderful to see him fly again. In his case, we knew the history of his injury he had been shot and was lying on the ground for three days. That was really helpful determining his treatment. Its very hard that we so rarely know what happened to the animals we see for treatment. Its rare that we have a complete history. That makes it a challenge for sure. One very happy person was Felicia Mercer, the eagles rescuer, who had no idea the bird had been shot and was very excited to learn that he was released and able to fly again. I cant believe it! she said. 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: The eagle being released near its home base in Lehigh Acres Ding Darling Refuge Manatee Exhibit Receives Funding BoostTo further the educational value of the articulated manatee skeleton in the Education Center, the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) applied this year for a grant from the West Coast Inland Navigation District (WCIND). In April 2011, the WCIND board members unanimously approved $57,500 for the enhanced Marvelous Manatees Exhibit; the Lee County Board of Commissioners approved the grant at a recent meeting. The J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge acquired the manatee skeleton a couple of years ago. Work will begin in October on the exhibit, which will include suspended models of a life-sized manatee and her calf, interpretive signage, and a number of hands-on activities including a CSI-type forensic area similar to what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uses. Charitable gifts to DDWS from the McCabe and Vanderbilt families made it possible to have the skeleton of a local manatee articulated and installed. The grant from the WCIND will significantly upgrade the exhibit, which will be accessible free of charge to Education Center visitors. Our mission at the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge is conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and education said Refuge Manager Paul Tritaik. Education-wise, this exhibit will teach the tens of thousands visitors each year to the Education Center about anatomy, bones, and specimen study, as well as issues facing the survival of the manatee as a species. People will learn about the manatee, fall in love with the special creature and want to protect it, said DDWS Executive Director Birgie Vertesch. This is very exciting, and we are honored the WCIND chose to support this important conservation project. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4, or director@ An artists rendering of the Marvelous Manatees exhibit, which will open next spring in the refuges free Education Center 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 Specializing in Sofa Sleepers! Specializing in Sofa Sleepers!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. MYERS BEACH VOTED BEST OF THE ISLANDS 2010 EASY TO FINDGladiolusMcGregorSummerlin Rd.San CarlosFrom SanibelFrom Ft. Myers Beach OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK


THE RIVER JULY 22, 201116 College Prep School Awarded GrantCanterbury School, a pre-kindergarten through 12th grade college preparatory school, received a $7,500 grant from the SunTrust Foundation. Heidi Colgate-Tamblyn, president of SunTrust Lee County, said Canterbury School was chosen as recipient of the grant because of the schools excellent academic program and its commitment to helping make a Canterbury education accessible to qualified students who could not otherwise afford the cost of attending. SunTrust is proud to be a long-time partner with Canterbury School, said ColgateTamblyn. We recognize and support the outstanding education that Canterbury provides to children in our community Currently, about 18 percent of the schools students receive financial assistance. In 2010, more than $1.2 million was awarded to deserving and motivated students. Canterbury School has a proud tradition of 100 percent college acceptance to some of the finest schools in the nation. For information on enrollment at Canterbury School, contact the admission office at 415-8945. Symphony Announces Upcoming Subscription SeriesThe Southwest Florida Symphony has announced plans for the 2011-2012 subscription series. The Symphony will present five classical Master Works concerts, a three-concert Pops series, and a Holiday Pops program at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, three performances at Schein Hall at BIG ARTS on Sanibel, and three performances at the Village Church at Shell Point. Maestro Michael Hall has programmed music ranging from great masterpieces by Brahms, Dvorak and Bruch to popular selections from Broadway and Hollywood. New this season, Maestro Hall will offer an inside look at Elgars Enigma Variations formatted as a Discovery Concert. Designed for audiences of all ages, patrons will be introduced to Elgars best known work to both the music and the enigmas behind the music. This season the orchestra will offer a series of three pops programs with music from the American Songbook of Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and Cole Porter, selections from Oscar-winning movies through the years with guest conductor Michael Berkowitz, and a salute to the great Broadway musicals. 2011-12 Season Dates and Programs Master Works Series Masterworks I Michael Hall, Music Director and Conductor; Saturday, November 5 at 8 p.m.; Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Liszt Les Prludes, Schumann Piano Concerto in A Minor, Brahms Symphony No. 2; Christopher Taylor, Piano Soloist This program will be repeated on Monday, November 7, 2011, at 7:30 PM at the Village Church at Shell Point. Masterworks II Saturday, January 7 at 8 p.m., Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, with the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida Verdi Sicilian Vespers, Respighi Three Botticelli Pictures, Mahler Lieder, Mozart Mass K. 317, Coronation Masterworks III Friday, January 27 at 8 p.m. Discovery Concert at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Vaughan Williams, Overture to the Wasps; Walton Viola Concerto, Second Movement featuring Chloe Thominet, Winner of the 2011 Jillian Prescott Music Awards; Elgar Enigma Variations Masterworks IV Saturday, March 3 at 8 p.m. at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall; Dvorak Cello Concerto, Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 (Pathtique), Ralph Kirshbaum, Cello Soloist Masterworks V Saturday, March 24 at 8 p.m. at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall; Corigliano, Voyage; Bruch Violin Concerto; Beethoven Symphony No. 7; Mark Kaplan, Violin Soloist This program will also be performed on Friday, March 23, 2012, at 7:30 PM at the Village Church at Shell Point. Pops Series Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 at 8 p.m. at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Michael Hall, Conductor; Deston Owens and Sarah Pfisterer, vocal soloists. The Great American Songbook: all of the music from Broadway, Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley rolled into one evening. The Great American Songbook features music of Arlen, Berlin, Ellington, Gershwin, Kern, Mercer, Porter, Rodgers, Hart, and Hammerstein and more. Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21 at 8 p.m., Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Michael Berkowitz, Conductor The Envelope, Please An evening of award-winning film music with Guest Conductor Michael Berkowitz. Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 at 8 p.m. at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Michael Hall, Conductor, Nat Chandler and Teri Dale Hansen, vocalists Broadway Behind the Mask The greatest shows of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber combined with hits by Kander and Ebb, Stephen Schwartz, and more. Featuring music from The Phantom Of The Opera, Cats, Evita, Sunset Boulevard, Song and Dance, Jesus Christ Superstar, Wicked, The Jersey Boys, Chicago, A Chorus Line and Spamalot. Special Event (not included in subscription series), Saturday, December 17at 8 p.m. at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, James Stephenson, Guest Conductor, Sra DellOmo, vocalist. Timeless Treasures Holiday Pops Concert. This program will be repeated on Monday, December 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Village Church at Shell Point. Sanibel Series The Southwest Florida Symphony, Michael Hall Music Director and Conductor, will present three performances at Schein Hall at BIG ARTS on Sanibel on January 11, February 22 and March 14, all Wednesday evenings. at 8 p.m. Single tickets are $35 (on sale September 1); series of three concerts are $90.continued on page 17 Derrick DeHays, SunTrust client advisor; Heidi Colgate-Tamblyn, president of SunTrust Lee County; Anna Smith, co-chair of the Canterbury School board of trustees; Rick Starace, Canterbury business manager; Andy Sheppard, SunTrust portfolio manager; Tony Paulus, Canterbury head of school; and Joe Cleveland, SunTrust trust advisor 1101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 ENGEL & VLKERS List Local. Sell Global. List Local. Sell Global.Popular McGregor Woods Spacious 3/2.5/2 fully furnished Home with woodburning Fireplace in Familyroom, eat in kitchen and much more. 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17 THE RIVER JULY 22, 2011 From page 1Love That Dress! Embassy Suites Hotel, 10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive, Estero Red Salon & Spa, 2311 Santa Barbara Boulevard, Suite 106, Cape Coral Spada Salon & Day Spa, 3161 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers V. Boutique at Gulf Coast Town Center, 9903 Gulf Coast Main Street, Fort Myers White House Black Market, Bell Tower: 13499 South Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers White House Black Market, Coconut Point, 23161 Fashion Drive, Suite 105, Estero White House Black Market on Fifth, 555 Fifth Avenue South, Naples White House Black Market, Waterside Shops, 5485 Tamiami Trail North, Naples To shop at the main event, tickets are $25 and will only be available for purchase online at while supplies last. The event sold out in Lee County last year with nearly 800 guests. Event planners anticipate an increase with the expansion into Collier County. At both venues, guests will stake their claim on thousands of deeply discounted new and gently worn dresses and accessories, bid in the silent auctions, and have cocktails with friends. Its a dress party for all women and its so fun running into friends throughout the year and seeing them in their new finds, said Christin Collins, event founder and co-chair. The best part is the outpouring of community support. Everyone has a place in their heart for PACE. Love That Dress! is expected to raise over $100,000 to help abused, neglected and abandoned teenage girls served by PACE. For more details, call 425-2366 ext. 25 or visit To learn more about PACE, visit www. From page 16Symphpny Series Sanibel 1 January 11 at 8 p.m., Michael Hall, Conductor Beethoven Creatures of Prometheus, Wagner Siegfried Idyll, Mozart Piano Concerto No. 17, K. 453 with Hyojin Ahn, soloist Sanibel 2 February 22 at 8 p.m., Michael Hall, Conductor Schubert Overture in C minor, Nagel As You Like It Rosalinds Theme; Turina La Oracion del torero; Dvorak Serenade Sanibel 3 March 14at 8 p.m., Michael Hall, Conductor Debussy Afternoon of a Fawn (arr Schoenberg), Gounod Petite Symphony, Brahms Serenade No. 2 Series subscriptions are available for the 2011-12 season. Subscriptions for the five-concert classical series start at $82, the three-concert pops series starts at $49 and the Sanibel series is $90. (Prices do not include handling fees.) Subscriptions may be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 418-1500. At this time photos are available by contacting Mary at 418-0996. New photos will be available on our website by August 15. 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THE RIVER JULY 22, 201119 Womens World Cup Final Will Add To Growing Soccer Interest In The United States by Ed FrankAs millions watched Sundays gut-wrenching, dramatic Womens World Cup soccer finale between the United States and Japan, it became evident that soccer has captured the interest and fascination in the United States as it has in Europe and other countries for decades. Riding on the emotion of Japans recent catastrophic earthquake, the Japanese women defeated the United States 3-1 on penalty kicks after a 2-2 tie in overtime. And while the world pulled for the underdog Japan, our U.S. team is heroic in its own right despite the disappointing loss. Their march to the World Cup finals that included a heart-stopping penalty-kick victory over Brazil in the quarterfinals, cemented what soccer moms and others have known for years the beautiful game is riding a crest of popularity throughout the United States. ESPN reported that 13.5 million watched the World Cup Final, the highest television rating for any soccer game on the network. In nearly every community large and small you will find organized soccer programs starting with children as young as four and five years old. There are traveling teams, academy teams, school teams and independent league teams. Often the interest in soccer outpaces the interest in football, basketball and baseball among youngsters. You need only to drive to Sarasota every May to watch nearly 5,000 high school academy players compete in an annual tournament to comprehend the burgeoning growth of soccer. There are some old timers that will yawn when you mention the word soccer. If youre one of them, just ask some of your grandchildren about the game and you will find a far different response. I for one was slow to grasp the foothold that soccer has garnered in the United States. The fact is, however, it is a phenomenon that has been growing here for many years. And Sundays epic battle between the U.S. and Japan will further that growth. We had hoped that the United States women would have brought home the third World Cup Womens victory. They were taller, they were the favorites and they held a 22-0-3 advantage in previous games over Japan. Twice they held leads in the finale only to have Japan come back to tie the game. But after 90 minutes of regular time and 30 minutes of overtime, the smaller Japanese women prevailed in penalty kicks. Destiny was on the side of Japan after the devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown struck the country. Their World Cup victory will provide a much-needed morale lift. And despite the loss, the United States soccer program will grow even stronger. Miracle Play .500 Ball in Second Half The Fort Myers Miracle continue to play .500 baseball in the seasons second half yet started the week just 2 games out of first place in the Florida State League South Division. The Miracle started an eight-game road trip Monday with four games at Dunedin and four at Clearwater before returning home to Hammond Stadium next Monday for eight games. The Tampa Yankees will be here beginning Monday for four games followed by another four-game series against Lakeland. MENS LEAGUE MENS LEAGUE STILL ACCEPTING PLAYERS STILL ACCEPTING PLAYERS CONTACT THE PRO SHOP CONTACT THE PRO SHOPNamed To Deans ListBlake Estlund, a criminal justice major and a resident of Cape Coral, was among nearly 3,000 students from the University of Toledo who made the Spring 2011 Deans List. The Deans List recognizes full-time undergraduate students who earn a 3.5 or above GPA for the semester. The University of Toledo, established in 1872, is home to more than 23,000 students across 14 colleges and three primary campuses. Our E-Mail address is


THE RIVER JULY 22, 201120 Financial FocusIs It The Time To Re-Examine Your Retirement Plans? by Jennifer BaseyAs a nation, we appear to be getting nervous about retirement. We arent sure if well have enough money, and we dont know if well be able to retire when we had originally planned. Thats why you may want to review your financial strategy both before and during retirement. Before we look at some actions you might take, lets get a sense of how concerned many Americans are about their future: Less confidence The percentage of workers who are not at all confident about having enough money for a comfortable retirement is now at 27 percent, according to the 2011 Retirement Confidence Survey, sponsored by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. This figure is the highest level measured in the 21 years of the Retirement Confidence Survey. Later projected retirement age Back in 1995, over half of those surveyed in a Gallup Poll said they expected to retire when they were under age 65, while about 15 percent thought they would retire after age 65. But in 2010, the same Gallup Poll showed that just 29 percent of survey respondents expected to retire before they reached 65, while 34 percent planned to work beyond 65. This lowered confidence and the expectation of having to work past 65 are due in part to the Great Recession and the housing market collapse, which combined to reduce the savings of many future retirees. You cant control these types of factors, but you can do a lot to boost your prospects for a comfortable retirement both before and after you retire. Before You Retire Estimate your expenses. Try to estimate about how much money youll need each year of your retirement. Contribute to your retirement plans. Put as much as you can afford into your 401(k) or other employersponsored retirement plan, such as a 403(b) or 457(b) plan. Each time you get a raise, boost your annual contribution to your retirement plan. Also, try to fully fund your traditional or Roth Individual Retirement Account (IRA) each year. After You Retire Evaluate your employment prospects. You may have retired from one career, but that doesnt mean you cant work part-time, do some consulting or even open your own business. If you think youd enjoy doing some type of work, the added income can obviously be quite helpful at this stage of your life. Decide when to take Social Security. You can start taking Social Security at any time from 62 to 70, but the longer you wait, the bigger your monthly payments. Your decision on when to take Social Security should be based on the amount of income you can expect from a pension or your investment portfolio, plus any income you might receive from employment. Determine your withdrawal rate. Youll need to calculate how much you can safely withdraw from your various retirement accounts each year. Your withdrawal rate will depend on several factors, including your lifestyle, your estimated longevity, your other sources of income and the level of inflation. You may need to adjust your withdrawal rate periodically. These arent the only factors involved in preparing for, and living in, retirement, but they should give you a good idea of what you need to do to enjoy the lifestyle youve envisioned. Copyright 2011. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones. com. Read Us Online At Hope Health CEO To Join Alumni BoardSamira K. Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope HealthCare Services, has been elected to The Ohio State University Alumni Associations board of directors. She starts her five-year term at the conclusion of the September board meeting. The board is selected by a five-member nominating committee that recommends the directors-elect for consideration after reviewing a nationwide base of candidates. Beckwith worked her way through college at Ohio State, earning bachelors and masters degrees in social work. In 2009, she received the Alumni Associations highest honor, the Alumni Medalist Award. Like so many of my fellow alums, I take every opportunity to tell everyone I can about the path to a bright future that The Ohio State University provided me and available for so many others, Beckwith said. It is a privilege to serve as an ambassador for my alma mater. While in graduate school at Ohio State, Beckwith was diagnosed with Hodgkins disease. This started her down a path that has led her to become one of the nations foremost advocates for improved end-of-life care. She worked in the field and taught at multiple universities before accepting the position at Hope HealthCare Services. She is celebrating her 20th anniversary as Hopes top executive. The Alumni Association is a dues-supported organization of graduates, former students and friends of the university with more than 122,000 members. For more than 125 years, the Alumni Association has been dedicated to connecting alumni, friends and students to enhance and strengthen the traditions and reputation of The Ohio State University. Beckwith has been recognized for professional and personal achievements on the local, state and national levels. She was recently awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Her previous honors include the APEX Award from the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Gulfshore Life continued on page 21 Samira K. Beckwith New Chair In Renewable Energy NamedFlorida Gulf Coast University has announced the appointment of .Joseph H. Simmons as Eminent Scholar to fill the FGCU Backe Chair in Renewable Energy. He will join the university during the fall 2011 semester. The Backe Chair in Renewable Energy at FGCU was established by John D. Backe of The Backe Foundation, Inc. through a $1 million gift to the university that will be matched by the State of Florida through its matching gift program for an additional $750,000. In November 2010, FGCU received a $200,000 grant award under the New Florida Initiative Scholars Boost Program to assist FGCU in recruiting the Backe Chair in Renewable Energy. The State of Florida has tremendous potential in fueling economic development with renewable energy research, enterprise and business, said Simmons. I am very excited to have the opportunity to bring my experience from Arizona to lead in the development of renewable energy growth in biofuels, solar energy, energy storage and the smart grid at FGCU and Southwest Florida. Simmons currently heads the Arizona Research Institute for Solar Energy at the University of Arizona. He holds a PhD in physics from Catholic University of America, a masters in physics from John Carroll University, and a bachelors degree from the University of Maryland. A fellow of the American Ceramic Society, his research experience includes serving as research physicist for NASA at the Lewis Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio and senior physicist for the National Bureau of Standards in Washington, DC. He received the George W. Morey Award for Research Excellence (American Ceramic Society), the Excellence in Engineering Teaching Award from the Florida Chapter of Alpha Sigma Mu, the Ford Motor Company Outstanding Research Award, and was named to the Greaves Walker Honor Roll. Associate Vice President for Research Dr. Tom Roberts said, I am extremely excited to have an opportunity to work with such an accomplished and experienced scientist as Dr. Simmons. His enthusiasm for renewable energy research and related initiatives is contagious and I am quite confident that this will quickly become an area of great emphasis and positive recognition for FGCU. The Backe Chairs leadership, knowledge and cutting edge research will enhance the learning experience of FGCU students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The chairs duties include conducting research in the field of renewable energy, conducting outreach activities including seminars and symposia for the community about the benefits of renewable energy, supporting efforts to attract industry partners in renewable energy, and establishing an Institute for Renewable Energy Research at FGCU.


21 THE RIVER JULY 22, 2011School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, I babysit my granddaughter during the week. She turned two in May and she is a very sweet, affectionate child but I am worried about her talking. She understands what I say but she isnt saying much herself and I have a hard time understanding her. My other young grandchildren are surpassing her. Her mom doesnt seem too worried but this is her first child so she might not really know what to expect. Is there something I should be doing for her? Elvira K., via email Elvira, Spoken language (talking) emerges in infancy with cooing and babbling and develops through adulthood with the ongoing acquisition of vocabulary and higher-level language constructions. Each child is unique and develops at his or her own pace; however, it is important to know the developmental milestones she should be achieving to gauge her progress. According to the ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) your two-year-old granddaughter should use some oneor twoword questions such as Where kitty? and Whats that, and put two words together such as more cookie and no juice and use many different consonant sounds at the beginning of words. Her vocabulary should be increasing monthly. The milestones you should see between her second and third year are having a word for almost everything, using two and three words to talk and ask for things, using K, G, F, T, D, and N sounds, and being understood by those who are familiar with her. Some of the things you can do to help her speak include using clear and simple speech that she can imitate, naming objects and describing them to her, give her synonyms for familiar words; e.g., daddy, man, grown-up, adult; then use these synonyms in sentences and daily conversation. If your granddaughter does not make the progress you expect you may want to have her evaluated. Her pediatrician can recommend a specialist. Another option is to have her evaluated by the public school system. Federal and state law requires that all public school systems provide evaluations at no cost to children who may have a disability such as a significant speech-language delay. If the child is found to have such a significant delay in one or more developmental areas the school must then provide appropriate intervention, free of charge to the child, starting at age three. For more information on this you can contact your neighborhood school for the appropriate contact person or the Board of Education. Early intervention is the best way to address developmental and learning problems. Such issues are frequently resolved when the correct interventions are put into place early in a childs development. 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. LUIZ HOMECARE SERVICESPersonal Maid to One of Wealthiest Ladies in NY FAA Security ClearanceEdelmar M. LuizCall Me Miriam334-9238 or 878-1416 (c)Student Named To Deans ListLauren Pellecchia of Fort Myers has been named to Marist Colleges Deans List for the spring semester. Pellecchia is a member of the class of 2014 and is majoring in psychology/ special education. Marist is an independent liberal arts college with an enrollment of 4,500 fulltime undergraduate students from 37 states and 17 countries. Marist is included in The Princeton Reviews guide to the top colleges and universities in the U.S. and The Best 373 Colleges, placing Marist in the top 15 percent of all institutions of higher education in the U.S. Edison Festival Of Lights Has New Board MemberLocal Trial Attorney Miguel C Fernandez III, with the Law Office of Miguel C. Fernandez III, P.A., has joined the Edison Festival of Light board of directors. Fernandez, 48, was born in Cuba and emigrated to the United States in 1968. He was raised in Keyport, New Jersey, graduated from Seton Hall University with a political science degree, as well as Syracuse University, New York, with a juris doctorate and a masters in public administration. He was admitted to practice law in 1988, worked as a prosecutor for the State Attorneys Office from 1988-90. Thereafter, he opened and still maintains his downtown Fort Myers law office. Fernandez currently serves on other local charitable boards (Lee County Habitat For Humanity and Nations Association Charities) as well as the Guide Team at his church, Grace United Methodist in Cape Coral. The Edison, Festival of Light is a three-week celebration of Thomas Alva Edison and has been a part of Southwest Florida for more than seven decades. From page 20Hope Healthmagazines Woman of the Year, and the Junior Achievement of Lee Countys Business Leadership Hall of Fame. Hope HealthCare Services, a registered d/b/a of Hope Hospice and Community Services, is a not-for-profit, 501 (c)(3) status community-based agency, nationally recognized as a leader in providing high-quality, innovative care. Hope is accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program, the national leader in improving the quality of care in the home-care industry, and is a recipient of the nationally acclaimed Circle of Life Award for excellence and innovation inpatient care. 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THE RIVER JULY 22, 201122 Dr. DaveLogic 101by Dr. Dave HepburnA. I have spent no shortage of time in hospitals. B. Readers say to me, Dave, Ive read your columns and frankly, you are sick. Ergo, hospitals make you sick? Here are 10 reasons that could be true. Nosocomial Infections. These are infections picked up in the hospital. Institutions like hospitals, prisons, and Charlie Sheen can be bug brewing factories for MRSA (superbug), scabies, viruses and the evil C. difficile. Welcome to Ward 3, Bloggins. Here are your dinner choices and over here you can pick your nosocomials. Medication Errors. Whether by a nurse or a doctor, I should point out that if there is any question, then it is preferable to blame the nurse. Doctors write beautifully and legibly as any pharmacist will attest. I once ordered 6 U of insulin for a patient who was mistakenly given 60, as the panicked nurse gasped to me over the phone. Hows he doing? I asked. Shaky.Surgical Errors. This does not always refer to the surgeon cutting off the wrong leg, testicle or heart, but can also mean accidentally cauterizing the graplihornswaggle artery rather than the intended snorghoplaster vein. And of course there is the occasional object left behind in the patient such as a swab, scissors, scrub nurse.Adverse Drug Reactions. These are the 8th leading cause of death in North America, as, until genetic drug screening is available, drug therapy can be a bit of a shotgun approach. Be alert, aware and a tad suspect should you be ordered a new drug with names like Widocillin, Nokhel, Kriplex and Urispas (actual names of drugs).Wrong Diagnosis. Just watch any episode of House, where the staff usually takes the patient to the brink of death before Dr. Houses epiphany du jour as a basketball hits him in the left uvula giving him the idea that theyve been treating the wrong problem all along. Falls/Trauma. Hospital cleaners seem trained to add extra wax in the rooms of the most frail and confused patients. Sick and often drugged patients have to get up to take a poop and end up performing a triple lutz, ending with an unceremonious splat. Complications of Investigations. One apparent abnormality can lead to another to yet another. These so called incidentalomas can trigger aggressive or invasive investigations. Well Dr. Sealey, looks like that zit really was a zit. Okay, Ill sew the patient up, you put the catheter in and well send him to ICU. Bedsores. Decubitus ulcers can get infected and very nasty, which is why I write in the orders, apply turning over the patient like a lamb on a spit. But, my beautiful penmanship aside, this can get interpreted as apple turnover the patient until they spit. Blood Clot. Anytime a patient is not doing hot yoga and dancing the macarena 16 minutes after completing surgery, there is a risk that they could develop a blood clot in their legs. This clot can pop off and go to the lungs, uvula or Sudbury. It is vital, post operatively, to move your limbs and shake what your plastic surgeon gave ya, as wed hate to have to crack open the Widocillin. Wrong Pathology Results. This actually happened to me when I was a patient. I recognized the mistake when my biopsy report said I was expecting twins in six months! But being the astute physician I am, I quickly recognized this as a lab error. I could only hear one heartbeat. Yes readers...I might be sick.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. 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, Our dear grandson was diagnosed as being autistic and we were shocked. As a family we decided to give him the very best of care, fight this early and then it would be over. Maybe that is the course of treatment for some illnesses and conditions, but not this one. The expenses are tremendous and he is showing no improvement and, as a matter of fact, we think he is getting worse. We have had to dip into our retirement funds and the parents are very concerned with this present economic condition, and positively cannot continue on this present course. What so you think is appropriate care? Toby Dear Toby, I am sorry to hear about your grandsons diagnosis. The causes of autism syndrome have not been identified and no one knows how to cure it. There seems to be varying degrees of this condition and these individuals are not all the same but have many common symptoms. You have tried your best to help but no amount of money spent at this time will cure your grandsons condition. Try if you can to find a public school system that has special facilities to serve exceptional children. I worked many years ago for a public school district that served children with special needs like your grandson and other diagnosable conditions. Lizzie & Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is deaRPharmacistFolk Remedies May Be Weird, But Effectiveby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers: Recently, I asked my Facebook fans to share their favorite folk remedies. These homegrown tips are not intended to take the place of your physicians advice, nor does my printing them imply effectiveness. So dont email me if you wind up smelling like lasagna or a speed stick! Here is a sampling of the submissions: When you get bit by an insect, like a fire ant or mosquito, you just roll on plain deodorant. It works like a charm. Sandy G. I have chronic sinus (and fungal) infections. I read an article about oregano so I boiled the spice in water, let it cool to room temperature and strained it into a spray bottle. It works great! Patricia A. For RLS (restless legs syndrome), I slip a bar or two of Ivory soap under my bed sheets, down low by my calves and ankles. I have no idea why it works, but it does. Ellen M. I have a great way to relieve irritated skin, especially from when it is humid or sweat is just sitting on the skin. Make your own special body wash. Mix about four drops of 100 percent pure tea tree oil into some inexpensive body wash (or shampoo) and cleanse your skin. Keep on hand to relieve ant, flea or mosquito bites. Ginny G. You can put duct tape on a wart to starve it of oxygen. Victoria W. My wife has IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and suffers quite a bit. We use one essential oil capsule of peppermint and it stops her cramping and soothes her stomach almost immediately. Dennis E. YES YES YES to the peppermint oil. I had some bad IBS cramps throughout my peri-menopausal years and peppermint tea (or capsules) were the only things that could stop the painful cramps! Ellen M. My husband had an infected big toe and he soaked it in a foot bath of warm water with epsom salt (about one cup) along with two or three drops of oregano oil. He did this three times daily for three days and the infection cleared. Sandy L. I had a persistent rash on my skin, and I applied coconut oil (purchase this at your local health food store) and it worked for me. Susan C. You might be able to replace narcotics such as Vicodin (hydrocodone) or Oxycontin (oxycodone sustained-release) with herbs such as Valerian Root and/ or Kava Kava. Yes, I have done this! Bethany R. When I get an upset stomach or mild heartburn, I eat some pure ginger, the candied sort that has some crystallized sugar on it. Candied ginger is sold at health food stores, not supermarkets. Dawn D. For constipation, you can eat two cooked beets (boiled, roasted or marinated) and you should have a bowel movement that day. Suzy C. My hiccups were annoying so I put good ol honey and a sprinkle of sugar on the back of my tongue and it stopped them immediately. Tracy L. 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. Shop For A Cure At Tanger OutletsThe Lee County American Cancer Society will hold a Shop for a Cure event at Tanger Outlets on Saturday, July 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Suite 4141. This event is free and open to the public. In addition to learning about ways to be involved with Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, guests will receive a free coupon book and TangerStyle 20 percent coupons. Also, interested parties will be able to register their teams for the walkt. Tanger Outlets is located at 20350 Summerlin Road in south Fort Myers. Our Shop for a Cure Event last year was extremely successful. said Toni Sheppard, event chair. It is an opportunity to increase awareness of the purpose of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event while providing guests with valuable coupons for shopping. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact Sheppard at 277-7144 ext. 30704 or e-mail her at tsheppard2010@ You may also contact the Lee County American Cancer Society office at 239-936-1113. Our E-Mail address is


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PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF JULY 25, 2011ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You face the possibility of raising your relationship to another level. However, your partner might demand that you make promises for which youre not sure youre ready. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) As changes continue, expect things to get a little more hectic at your workplace. An unexpected travel opportunity could open new career prospects. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Confront the person who caused your hurt feelings and demand a full explanation for his or her actions. Youll not only recover your selfesteem, but youll also gain the respect of others. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) That personal problem in the workplace is compounded by someones biased interference. Stand your ground, and youll soon find allies gathering around you. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You dont accept disapproval easily. But instead of hiding out in your den to lick your wounded pride, turn the criticism into a valuable lesson for future use. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) That former friend you thought youd cut out of your life is still affecting other relationships. Counter his or her lies with the truth. Your friends are ready to listen. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) What appears to be an unfair situation might simply be the result of a misunderstanding. If you feel something is out of balance, by all means, correct it. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A stalled relationship wont budge until you make the first move. Your partner offers a surprising explanation about what got it mired down in the first place. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A co-worker shares some startling news, but before you can use it to your advantage, make sure its true. The weekend favors family matters. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your usual conservative approach to family situations might not work at this time. Keep an open mind about developments, and you might be pleasantly surprised. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Plans might have to be put on hold because of a family members problems. Dont hesitate to get involved. Your help could make all the difference. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Relationships in the home and in the workplace need your careful attention during this period. Be careful not to allow misunderstandings to create problems. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a keen, insightful intellect and enjoy debating your views with others who disagree with you. You also love to solve puzzles -the harder, the better. On July 26, 1775, the U.S. postal system is established by the Second Continental Congress, with Benjamin Franklin as its first postmaster general. Until then there were no post offices in the colonies, so mail was typically left at inns and taverns. On July 25, 1832, the first recorded railroad accident in U.S. history occurs when four people are thrown off a vacant car near Quincy, Mass. A cable on a vacant car snapped them off the train and over a 34-foot cliff. On July 31, 1916, future racing legend Louise Smith, who will become the first woman inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, is born in Barnesville, Ga. In her first race, unaware that a checkered flag meant the finish line, Smith kept going when the race ended until someone threw out a red flag. On July 28, 1932, President Hoover orders the U.S. Army under Gen. Douglas MacArthur to evict Bonus Marchers -a group of World War I veterans seeking cash payments for their veterans bonus certificates -from Washington, D.C. MacArthurs men set their camps on fire, and the veterans were driven from the city. 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It was Danish author, philosopher and theologian Soren Kierkegaard who made the following sage observation: People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. After the release of Alfred Hitchcock iconic film The Birds, pet stores all over the country saw a sharp decline in the sales of pet birds. You might be surprised to learn that during the first airing of the original Star Trek series, no episode ranked higher than No. 52 in the ratings. According to the Guinness Book of Records, it was poor Donna Griffiths who suffered the longest sneezing fit ever recorded. On Jan. 13, 1981, the 12-year-old girl started sneezing, and she continued sneezing every day for more than two and a half years. If youre like the average American, you eat 20 quarts of ice cream every year. Im sure youve heard the term dimwit used as an insult, but, as it turns out, the word is more descriptive than derogatory. The human brain actually uses less power than a 100-watt light bulb. A man named Patrick Hooligan lived in London in the mid-1800s. He was such a notorious troublemaker that his name is still used today to refer to ruffians and hoodlums. In 1909, in England, one Lord Barbazon took a pig up for a ride in an airplane. Bovines seemingly got short shrift; the first cow didnt take to the air until 1930. It was in February of that year that a cow was loaded into an airplane in St. Louis. It was milked during the flight, and the milk was parachuted to earth. Hes turned his life around. He used to be depressed and miserable. Now hes miserable and depressed. -David Frost THOUGHT FOR THE DAY STRANGE BUT TRUE THIS WEEK IN HISTORY1. PHILOSOPHY: Moderation in all things is attributed to which Roman dramatist? 2. HISTORY: The Russo-German Non-Aggression Pact of 1939 helped pave the way for what major historical event? 3. ASTRONOMY: Ganymede is the largest moon of what planet? 4. WORLD LEADERS: A prince or king called a maharajah likely would be found in which country? 5. GEOGRAPHY: What country is nearest to the Gulf of Carpentaria? 6. LITERATURE: Where do most of the Hobbits live? 7. MUSIC: What singing duo originally called themselves Tom and Jerry? 8. ARCHITECTURE: Who designed the Jefferson Memorial? 9. LANGUAGE: What does the term noblesse oblige mean? 10. RELIGION: Who was a founding in uence in the Presbyterian Church? TRIVIA TEST1. Terence 2. World War II 3. Jupiter 4. India 5. Australia 6. The Shire 7. Simon and Garfunkel 8. John Russell Pope 9. Those of high rank or birth are obligated to be honorable, generous and responsible. 10. John Calvin. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ1. Who holds the major-league record for most consecutive wins by a pitcher? 2. In 2006, Kevin Kouzmanoff became the rst player to hit a grand slam home run on the rst major-league pitch he faced. Who was the second to do it? 3. When was the last time the Cincinnati Bengals made the playoffs two consecutive seasons? 4. All ve starters on Indiana Universitys 1975-76 undefeated NCAA champion mens basketball team went on to play in the NBA. Name three of them. 5. Name the rst NHL team other than Detroit to record a 100-point regular season. 6. In 1983, Phil Mahre became the third male to win the World Cup skiing championship three consecutive years. Name either of the rst two to do it. 7. For three consecutive years (2009-11), a golfer has notched his rst PGA Tour victory at the Bob Hope Classic. Name two of the three golfers.1. Carl Hubbell of the New York Giants had 24 consecutive victories (1936-37). 2. Daniel Nava of the Boston Red Sox, in 2010. 3. It was the 1981-82 seasons. 4. Tom Abernethy, Kent Benson, Quinn Buckner, Scott May and Bob Wilkerson. 5. The Montreal Canadiens, in the 1955-56 season. 6. Gustav Thoni (1971-73) and Ingemar Stenmark (1976-78). 7. Pat Perez, Bill Haas and Jhonattan Vegas. 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Call: 470-2866 RS 12/17 CC 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 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 WANTED239-580-8573NS 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 7/22 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 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 8/5 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. Accessories for iPhones, laptops. Ethan Allen furniture. Art supplies, clothing, drapes, household items, jewelry, mattress, toys. Books, books, books: kids books, hardbacks, art books, travel guides. Also freshly baked cupcakes.NR 7/15 CC 7/22 P/T AS-NEEDED ADMINISTRATIVE RECEPTIONISTPerforms receptionist, administrative & clerical duties at Recreation Center and City Hall. HSD & 2 yrs clerical/secretarial exp. Computers skills essential. $11.53 per hr. Transponder/Tolls paid. Apply: or City of Sanibel, Admin Services Director, ATTN: AR 800 Dunlop Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957 Fax 239-472-3065 EOE/ADA/M/F/VP RS 7/22 CC 7/22 FRONT DESK STAFF, PTThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is looking for a lively & sociable individual to work at the front desk for three days/wk, from 9:30 AM to 5 PM, occasional work on Saturdays. Visit for details & job application. NR 7/22 NC 7/22 GRAPHIC DESIGNNewsletters books logos catalogs photos restored and altered Reasonable rates Suzanne 239-415-0212RR 7/22 CC 7/22 YARD SALEFriday, July 22 and Saturday July 23 from 8am-12pm 11041 Ballweg Lane, Fort Myers off Pine Ridge Rd between Summerlin and McGregor. Kitchenware, Electronics, Big & Tall Mens and Plus Size Womens Clothing, Size 10-11 Mens Shoes, Size 9-9.5 Womens Shoes. Curtains, Valances, Linens, Books, and much more!NR 7/22 NC 7/22 For Only $12 Per Week Your ClassifiedCan Be Seen From Anywhere In The World!Send it to onto & click on Place Classified


REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL SPACE COMMERCIAL SPACE VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL/SEASONAL PROPERTIES AVAILABLEFor a complete list visit our Website Call Dustyn Corace, RE/MAX of the Islands 239-472-2311RS 10/9 B TFN WALK TO BEACHAdorable 2 bedroom,1 bath. East End of Sanibel, 1/2 of duplex. Clean, bright & Great Rates! Call Bob 410-692-0200.RR 1/14 CC TFN 1 BR/BA AVAILABLE-SANIBELShare house. Close to causeway, two blocks from beach. Female only, non-smoker. Single Mom with one female child possible. $500/month. Available now. 239-472-8464. Ask for Kim.RS 3/11 BM TFN NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool, in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or RS 4/1 BM TFN CONDO FOR SALETwo bed/two bath unfurnished ground floor condo, close to Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach, $89,500. Call 851-3506SR 10/9 N TFN PRIME SPACE FOR LEASERetail, Office, Take Out, Etc. Attractive Rates Offered! Islander Center on Sanibel Prime Periwinkle Frontage High Traffic Tenants Excellent Parking Immediate Occupancy Local/Pro-Active Owners Flexible Space Available Call Today! 239-850-7888SR 4/30 B TFN BUSINESS FOR SALEDowntown Fort Myers Business for sale. Owner moving out of state. For information, call 239-689-1660. $54,000NR 3/18 NC TFN SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004RS 6/17 BM TFN Robyn & Robb MoranRS 7/8 BM TFNThe Moran Team(239) 443-0110John Gee & Company RealtorsHideaway Country Club Fort Myers Great View of 18th Fairway Quiet, 55+ Community SOLD We dont just list it, we SELL it! If you are thinking of SELLING, on or off Island, Please call us. We would Love to interview for the job! SOLD IN JUST 52 DAYS!!!THE RIVER JULY 22, 201129 READ THE RIVER ONLINE: www.IslandSunNews.comclick on Read the River SR 7/30 N TFNGREAT INVESTMENT!Straight Sale, not a short sale or foreclosure. Close to both Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach. New paint, New Carpet, New Dishwasher, New microwave, Tile Lanai, New Bathroom Vanities and much more. Positive Cash Flow. Renter in Place. $89,500Call Chris Potter at239-233-2413to see this property. SanCap One Source RealtyINVESTMENT GRADEOwner Financing Complete 2011 Renovation Walk to beach neighborhood, 2BR 1 BA format for your next phase of expansion/pool 70x150, 721 Cardium Street, Sanibel. Cash fee for introducing parties. $359K Call 630-415-5125RS 7/15 CC TFN TO PLACE AN AD LOG ON: Isabella RasiIbt Rt En Cbnt RS 5/13 NC TFNIsabella Rasi (239) 246-4716EftIsabellaRasi@aol.comFor Information And Showings Please Call McGREGOR WOODS GREAT FAMILY HOME IN McGREGOR WOODS! 3/3/2...make an offer!SANIBEL EAST END Elegant, Sanibel East End Canal Front Home with Boat Dock. Like New! ASKING $1,795,000KEY WEST STYLE HOME AT THE BAY IN FORT MYERS BEACH (5/4/2) Fully furnished including a boat, etc. Asking $1,190,000ANNUAL RENTAL SANIBELA bright and airy 3/2 piling home in the Dunes. Good for families and very near the bus stop. New A/C, two-plus car garage, nice yard, asking $1,775 a month for annual lease or lease option. Vacant, spotless and ready for immediate occupancy. Call Dan at 239-470-1342 to view it. RS 7/22 BM TFN FOR RENTSpace for rent. 2,100 sq. ft. Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call 239-558-5230.NS 7/22 BM 8/12 QUIET LOCATION1 Bedroom Unfurnished. Yearly Lease Includes All Utilities except Cable and Phone. $850 per month. Avail 8/1/2011. Call 239-472-2624NS 7/22 CC 7/29 ANNUAL HOUSE RENTALGreat central location in Gumbo Limbo, 3 Bedroom/2 full bath piling home for rent. Wrap around porch, updated kitchen, bright and airy. $2,050 per month. Call 239-691-9249NR 7/22 CC 7/29 Dunes, 3/2.5 UF townhouse $1,700/mo. Canal Home, 3/2/den/pool/dock/just off Island $2,300/mo. Piling home, 2/2 remodeled, UF, w/d, beach access $1,450/mo. Canal Home, 3/3 pool/dock/lift, walk to beach $3,000/mo. Duplex, 2/1 UF, remodeled, walk to beach. $900/mo.472-6747sanibelannualrentals.comCall on these Island Rentals and ask about our other Island Properties for rent .Serving The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Owner ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL RS 7/22 BM TFN


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 24 answer on page 24 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 22, 201130


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THE RIVER JULY 22, 201132 From page 1Arts For ACTdrawing, and graphic design. He always carried a pad for sketching and drawing. His works were on display at the Des Moines Art Center, private galleries, and some of his drawings were published. Young earned a PhD as an environmental engineer and worked as a licensed professional engineer in environmental science and had several technical articles published in environmental engineering. This exhibit continues through Monday, August 29. Lexi Joe by Harley Young Untitled by Callie Ferraro The Race For Trace 5K, KiddieK And Health FairTracey Kleinpell, 46, a veteran cyclist and triathlete, was killed by a driver while cycling across the Sanibel Causeway in April. Kleinpells husband, Gordon, was riding with her when a driver crossed the center line, resulting in Kleinpellss tragic death. Now a group called Race for Trace has a mission to honor Tracey raising funds for Florida Diabetes Camp through the Race for Trace 5K and KiddieK with Health Fair and Stage Show to take place August 6. Florida Diabetes Camp provides a fun, safe, educational and diabetes-friendly camp environment for children with type-1 diabetes and their families where they can gain the confidence, skills and knowledge to achieve their full potential. Visit for more information about Kleinpell and Florida Diabetes Camp. Each registered 5K participant will receive a wicking Tech T-shirt. This new, fast course begins in the Sanibel Beach Place parking lot near BB&T Bank (across from Tanger Outlet on Summerlin Road). The course will run east on the access road and make a right turn onto John Morris Road, then on to Bunche Beach, turn around at the cul-de-sac, and then return back to the Publix parking lot. (This course does not take you onto the beach/sand.) This event will be timed with the new ChronoTrack Bib Tag Technology, and will have a Chip Start and Finish. All awards are based on gun time. The 5K race begins at 7 a.m., and the KiddieK begins after the 5K participants have all finished. There will also be a Zumba class after the race. Pre-registration pricing for the 5K is available on or before August 5, and is $30 for adults and $15 for youths (18 and under). Race day registration for the 5K is $40 for all ages. The KiddieK is by donation only. All registrations are non-transferable & non refundable. Registration options: 1) Online at until Friday, August 5, at 5 p.m. 2) By mail, postmarked by July 16, to: Fitness on the Move, 13010 Metro Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33966; make checks payable to: Florida Diabetes Camp. Go to for a printable application; 3) In person at Packet Pickup on July 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Run Florida, 13101 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33919; or 4) On race day at Sanibel Beach Place from 6 to 6:45 a.m. Visit for more information. 10% OFF 10% OFF ENTIRE BILL ONLY. ONE COUPON PER TABLE Can not be used with any other offer. 18% Gratuity may be added to bill before discount. 11am 10pm, Expires July 29, 2011 Wild N Craz y T iki Rolls Nervous Wreck Nachos Tavern Brea d Homemade Mozzarella Planks Coconut Fried Shrim p Fr ied Green Tomato Stack Com p u l sive Chicken Lo ll i pop s Drunk en Devil Wings Rockies Crabmeat Stuffed Artichoke Di p Cru sty Fried Artichokes Mussels in Garlic and Wine Devi l ish Musse l s Tro p ica l Crabcakes Baked Brie In A Puff Laz y D ays Conch Fritters Te riy aki Steak Sat! 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