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FREETake Me Home VOL. 10, NO. 30 AUGUST 5, 2011From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at Tattoo Styles Mixed In New Exhibit At Art WalkHOWL Gallery/Tattoo presents a new exhibit by co-owner Andy Howl, featuring original tattoo-inspired fine art pieces. It opens August 5 during the Fort Myers Art Walk. The new mixed-media artwork includes themes used in tattoos that Howl does on a daily basis. Japanese myth, Day of the Dead imagery, and traditional Americana tattoo styles mix together in this new body of work. The series also showcases the artists technique from sketch to full color illustration. Howl is co-owner of HOWL Gallery/Tattoo with his wife, Alainna. He co-chairs and is a founding member of the monthly Fort Myers Art Walk and is founder of the monthly Music Walk. Howl Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. It is located at 1514 Broadway #101, Fort Myers. Call 332-0161 or go to The monthly Art Walk kicks off the weekend on Friday, August 5 with local art galleries and art stops featuring new exhibits and shows. Then on Saturday, August 6, the annual Arts for ACT Fine Art Auction will be held at the Harborside Event Center. The reception for this years auction, called Graffiti Night, starts at 5:30 p.m. with the live auction beginning at 7. Art Walk runs from 6 to 10 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. The August Art Walk will include more than a dozen art galleries and art stops and feature new art shows, live music, and the traditional after party. Some highlights of the Friday, August 5 Art Walk: Art of the Olympians: Opening for Table Tennis exhibition. Vocalists Dana Alvarez and Loren Vargas of the Young Artists Awards program will be performing. Art League of Fort Myers: Opening for Longer Days exhibit. Arts for ACT Gallery: Opening reception for new show featuring artists Callie Ferraro, Harley Young, and Gael Collar. Coloring The World: Opening reception for singer, songwriter, and fine artist Bobby Goldsboro. Gallery Showcase and Information Center at IberiaBank (Bayview Court at First Street). Art Walk T-shirts are available at this location as well as buttons, maps, and brochures. Harborside Event Center: Preview of annual Arts for ACT Auction. In One Instant: NAMASTE: A Photographic Interpretation of Yoga Practice featuring the photography of Marian Krauthamer. continued on page 3 A Laughing Matter At Off Broadway Palm Theatreby Di SaggauTake one London cab driver, mix in his two wives, a flamboyant gay neighbor, an extrovert lodger, two bumbling detectives and you have a night of uproarious laughter. Run For Your Wife, a great classic farce by Ray Cooney, is playing at the Off Broadway Palm Theatre and the audiences are loving it and laughing out loud. Victor Legarreta is John Smith, the London cab driver with two lives and two wives. Mary is played by his real wife, Kelly. Rachael Endrizzi is cast as wife number two,continued on page 7 Standing from left: James Lane as Detective Troughton, Rachael Endrizzi as Barbara Smith, Kelly Legarreta as Mary Smith, Robert Feigenblatt as Detective Porterhouse. On couch from left: Joel Stigliano as Stanley Gardner, Victor Legarreta as John Smith. On floor: Miguel Cintron as reporter Bobby Franklyn.Final Concert In Shell Point Summer Series The 2011 Summer Music Concert Series at Shell Point Retirement Community will present Reiko and Friends as its final concert of the season. This performance will take place on Thursday, August 18, at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public. This was our second year offering a summer concert series, and it has proven to be another great success, said Dawn Boren, director of Resident Life. Even though many people leave for the summer months, there are many who live in Southwest Florida year round, and this is something that local residents seem to really appreciate. This musical series has received rave reviews from Shell Point and Southwest Florida residents who enjoy the variety of performances in the slower season.continued on page 7 Reiko Niiya-Chow


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And NowChristian Science Societys First Homeby Gerri ReavesIn 1921, the Christian Science Society in Fort Myers acquired its first permanent home when it bought the small wood-frame building shown in the historic photo. The structure stood in a shady spot on the west side of newly developed Henley Place off McGregor Boulevard. The society had begun in November 1914 with only seven people. Services were held in a members home, but membership increased sufficiently that they began to meet in the Masonic Hall, located on the third floor of the Bank of Fort Myers at First and Jackson streets. By February 1918, 11 charter members had formally organized the Christian Science Society. At that time, the Church of Christ, Scientist, as it was officially termed, was a fairly recent phenomenon in the U.S., having been founded in 1879 by Mary Baker Eddy and 15 followers. By 1910 more than 1,200 congregations existed. In 1922, only a year after moving into the new building at Henley Place, the Fort Myers society was granted a charter and the organizations name changed to the First Church of Christ, Scientist, of Fort Myers. The neat frame structure served the church well for 20 years, but it has built two more buildings since moving to Henley Place. In 1941, the church constructed the beautiful hollowtile structure at the same location. The old frame building continued to be used as Sunday school. In 20 years or so, growth required yet another building, and in 1963, construction began on the current church on West First Street at McGregor. That second church, notable for Romanesque touches, travertine-stone trimmings, and cathedral ceilings and windows, still stands at Henley and McGregor and houses law offices. The Christian Science Society leaves another legacy almost a century old, a downtown Christian Science Reading Room, which is maintained to this day. Walk down to Henley Place to the site where a new church established its first real home in a leafy spot near the river. Then travel the short distance to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn more about the history of Fort Myers churches. While there, dance your way through the sights and sounds of Mambo Man, a Tribute to Pedro Cuban Pete Aguilar. For information, call 321-7430 or go to Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Then travel south to one of the areas best historical research centers, the Southwest Florida Historical Society at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, located on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Contact the all-volunteer non-profit organization at 939-4044 or drop by on Wednesday or Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. Sources: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical and The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2011 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris See Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Emilie Alfino PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Dr. Dave Hepburn Joan Hooper Audrey Krienen Scott Martell Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Laura Zocki Puerto Di Saggau Scott White The sign by the door announces the new home of the Christian Science Society, which moved to this building in 1921. The church faced Henley Place at McGregor Boulevard. courtesy of Southwest Florida Historical Society In 1941, this Romanesque-style church was constructed on the same site. Today it houses law offices. photo by Gerri ReavesTHE RIVER AUGUST 5, 20112


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Fort Myers At The Sandy Butler, gourmet is VISITTHESANDYBUTLERforaTASTEOFGOURMETTODAY OURMET Experience BringthiscouponandreceiveISRW7/1110%OFFOfferexpires8/31/2011.Notvalidascashortowardthepurchaseofagiftcard.Onecardperperson, pervisit.Cannotbecombinedwithotherdiscountsorpromotions.Notapplicabletowardtaxorgratuity.yourentire purchaseat ourgourmet marketORyour checkat TheSandyButler restaurant our forte. From fine dining in our elegant restaurant to fresh takeout and exclusive Butler label products, The Sandy Butler is a true full-service gourmet market and restaurant. We even take care of your catering and gift basket needs. Just ring the Butler! From page 1Art Walk Leoma Lovegrove Gallery at Franklin Shops: Painting of giant canvas with names of people who lost their lives on 9/11. Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center: Opening for No Negatives exhibit featuring artist Bradford Shaw Hermann. Space 39 Gallery: Group art show. Syzygy Gallery: Spiritual and religious art by Christina Jarmolinski. Nearly 50 participants make Art Walk successful each month and they include the Alliance for the Arts, AmeriDry, Art League of Fort Myers, Art of the Olympians, Arts for ACT Gallery and Boutique, Browtopia, Cigar Bar, Coloring The World, Cool Hand Lucs, daas Gallery, Downtown House of Pizza, Enjewel, First United Methodist Church, Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers Redevelopment Agency, The Franklin Shops, French Connection, Green-n-Groovy Gallery & Boutique, Hampton Inn & Suites, Happenings A&E Magazine, Hideaway Sports Bar, Hotel Indigo, HOWL Gallery/ Tattoo, Ichiban Japanese & Chinese Restaurant, IberiaBank, In One Instant Gallery, Legacy Harbour Hotel & Suites, Leoma Lovegrove, Mad Hatter Galleries, Main Street Antiques, Market America Realty & Investments, Morgan House Restaurant, The Oasis Luxury Condos, Potomac Bead Company, Red Door Studio, Red Rock Saloon, River District Alliance, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Select Transportation, SKS PhotoShoot, Space 39 Gallery, Spirits of Bacchus, Syzygy Gallery, Twisted Vine Bistro, United Caf Bar & Bistro, The Veranda Restaurant, Whats Up Dogs?, Yanos Restaurant, and the Young Artists Awards Program. The evening culminates with an after party at 10 p.m. at Spirits of Bacchus on Hendry Street. The weekly Friday Night Live free concert series takes place in the Patio de Leon. Screamin & Cryin will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. A free shuttle service is provided by Select Transportation Inc., with stops near the art venues. Parking is available at the Harborside Event Center. Shuttle stops include The Oasis Condominiums, Art of the Olympians, and the Patio de Leon entrance at First Street. For more information visit Cure For Claire Fishing Tournament Claire is a beautiful three-year-old with a big problem. She has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and started chemotherapy approximately six weeks ago. Claire began complaining that her hip was hurting about two months ago and when she would no longer walk on it, the doctors began testing. It was at this time she was diagnosed. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia can be cured, but aggressive treatment is crucial. Claires parents, Matt and Anna, are missionaries who came to ECHO (Education Concerns for Hunger Organizations) in Fort Myers for training to be missionaries in Africa. Due to Claires condition, the family will not be able to go to Africa as planned in October and are currently living at the ECHO facility and finances are becoming a hardship for Claires treatment. The family also has a one-year-old daughter, Isabel. Friends and members of the Vineyard Church in Fort Myers are working to help the family and are holding a fundraising fishing tournament on Saturday, August 6 at the Sanibel Causeway. The tournament begins at 7 a.m. and runs to 1 p.m. There will be a lunch and raffle and prizes will be awarded. For information contact Beth Jencks at 410-0248 or email FMcureforclaire@gmail. com. Celebrity Chef NightThe 8th annual Rumrunners Celebrity Chef Night is set for Wednesday, August 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Rumrunners in Cape Harbor. The event supports treatments and programs for pediatric oncology and hematology patients at The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Chefs Todd Johnson and Ralph Centalonza of Rumrunners and The Joint, Chef Fabrizio Aielli of Sea Salt, Chef Harold Balink of Cru and culinary teams from Yabo and Chef Brookes Natural Caf will create culinary delights for this special evening set to take place on the waterfront of Cape Harbor. Norman Love of Norman Love Confections will delight guests with a grand finale dessert. This event features some of the biggest local culinary talents and serves as the kick-off celebration for the Cat Country 107.1FM Helping Kids with Cancer Radiothon. Tickets are $150. Admission price includes the culinary stations, refreshments and the opportunity to bid on trips and travel, fine dining experiences, boating and fishing excursions, one-of-a-kind memorabilia, tickets to sporting events, and jewelry, including a champagne toast with an opportunity to win a beautiful Mark Loren creation. A live auction standout sure to garner a high bid will be a private dinner for 10 created by Chef Harold Balink, Chef Todd Johnson and Chef Norman Love. To register call the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation office at 3436950. Read us online at


THE RIVER AUGUST 5, 20114 Students Make A Difference At Hope HealthCareThe summer volunteer program is under way at Fort Myers-based Hope HealthCare Services, enabling high school and college students to spend their summers making a difference in the community through Hopes care programs. Students who are oriented alongside adult volunteers and supervised by professional coordinators provide a wide range of support services to Hopes patients and to the organizations office staff, said Samira K. Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope HealthCare Services. Beckwith said the summer volunteer program originally was launched not only to fill the void left by those volunteers who return to their northern homes in the summer but also to give students the opportunity to explore a career path in healthcare, fulfill service requirements for high school or college, or satisfy a desire to give back to the community. Beckwith added that the youthfulness and energy of student volunteers brings enjoyment to families in Hopes care, and to staff. Each volunteer adds an important component to the programs that Hope offers, Beckwith said. Student volunteers connect with our patients through their enthusiasm and genuine compassion. Plus they bring a fresh outlook on volunteering that complements the efforts of our year-round volunteers. Student volunteers work in a variety of settings, including the four Hope Hospice Houses in Lee County, in the main Hope office at HealthPark, at special events, or in specialized programs such as PACE, Hopes program of all-inclusive care for the elderly, or one of Hopes programs for children. Research has shown that both seniors and teens benefit from taking the time to get to know each other. By spending time with patients and fellow volunteers, these students are developing relationships with people from all walks of life and challenging themselves to do something more meaningful at the same time, said Beckwith. Volunteer opportunities at Hope are not limited to students; in fact, of Hopes 1,200 volunteers, Beckwith said about 150 are teens. We have volunteers from age 14 (Hopes minimum age for volunteering) to our most mature volunteer, who is 96, she added. Volunteers come to Hope through a number of avenues, Beckwith said, including those who learn about Hope firsthand as a family member or friend of a patient. Its not uncommon for someone to ask how they can give back to Hope after experiencing the kind of care that we provide to their loved ones, Beckwith said. Volunteering is often a great fit. There are many ways to volunteer. Members of the Hope Volunteer Department help individuals determine how to best use their talents and abilities to find a position that suits them. Opportunities to use time and talent are as varied as the individuals who volunteer. In addition to office clerical assistance, patient transportation and bedside care, volunteers can serve in Hopes specialized programs, such as art and music for children, Paws for Hope pet therapy, Hope Honor Guard part of the VALOR program for military veterans, Hope Chest Resale Store, hospitality and much more. In every situation, each volunteer serves a purpose and supports the mission of Hope, said Beckwith. Our volunteers are the heart of our organization, and we could not complete our mission without them. The first step in becoming a volunteer is completing an online volunteer application at Following an interview, successful applicants are scheduled for volunteer training. For more information or to receive a volunteer application by mail, call Hopes volunteer department at 482-4673 or 800-835-1673. For more information, visit Alyna Alvarado-Lopez and Amanda Baguer, volunteer Hope PACE patient Ann Harger enjoys painting with volunteer Shakia Fulcher Chinese & Japanese Cuisine Downtown Fort Myers (Post Oce Arcade Next to Hotel Indigo) 1520 Broadway For Takeout & Delivery Tel: 334-6991 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKMon-urs 11am 10pm Fri-Sat 11am 11pm Sun 12pm 9pm DELIVERY SPECIAL BUY 2 BURRITOS GET 1 FREE Volunteer Rachael Chesnover, PACE patient Beulah Grahek, volunteer Allie Pakrosnis FOREIGN & DOMESTIC HOURS: M-F: 9am 5:30pm Sat & Sun: By Appt.Ich spreche DeutschRandys Auto Repair, LLCwww.RandysAutoRepairLLC.com16191 San Carlos Blvd, Ste 1Fort Myers, FL 33908Tel. 267-2556 BUMPER TOBUMPER Lic No. MV 81675 10% OFF ALL REPAIRS, EXCEPT TIRES & BATTERIESMust Present Coupon at Service Request.


5 THE RIVER AUGUST 5, 2011Million Mile Mans MemoriesLetter Carrier Bill Wiemer has reported to the Miracle Mile Post Office for the last 20 years. At age 62 he has over 30 years of service with the U.S. Postal Service. He clocked out for the final time Thursday, July 28, to begin his retirement. Wiemer recently was recognized as a Million Mile Man, having driven an estimated million miles accident-free in his postal career. When Weimer got the call to report for duty as a USPS letter carrier in 1980, he was playing the bass guitar and singing in a band called Clik at a club in Miami. He put on Postal blues but never gave up his love of music. He still performs with the Stacey Allison Band (, playing music for all genres. Weimer has made many friends over the years and his favorite mail route involved delivery to the businesses along Palm Beach Boulevard. He remembers fondly eating lunch at TJs where he said he was treated like a king. He was adopted by the owners of the Fortune Cookie restaurant and invited to join them for a trip to China where he stayed with their family. He also traveled to Brazil after a family on his mail route encouraged him to visit with them there. Weimer once found a baby kitten in the bushes on First Street in 1997. He asked a woman walking her dog if she would keep the kitten safe until he finished his mail route. He collected the kitten, named him Rascal and has him to this day. Weimer has kept a watchful eye on his customers over the years. From time to time he has had to check on an elderly customer when mail would go uncollected. While he laments that he never saved a life while on duty (many letter carriers have), on his way to work one day he encountered an elderly lady who had fallen. He helped the woman into his car and drove her home. Weimer has sacrificed his lunch hour to talk to students at Edison Elementary about his job as a letter carrier and showed them his delivery truck. Weimers most challenging memory of being a letter carrier is delivering mail during a tropical storm several years ago. Weimers supervisor Kitty Swanson had this to say about him, He personifies the image of your neighborhood letter carrier. He is friendly and caring, always looking out for his customers and he is efficient. Weimers station manager Johnson DSouza said, Bill is the best carrier I have ever worked with. Postmaster Anne Murray said, We appreciate Bills great customer service skills and loyalty to our company. We wish him the best in his future plans. Weimer was all smiles as he happily recounted a recent encounter on his route with a man and his two sons whose eyes lit up when they saw him and exclaimed, Its the mailman! Bill Wiemer, center, will be the last Miracle Mile letter carrier to have his final day of delivery at this office. With him are his mother Shirley Peake, left front; wife Therese Wiemer; and sister Carolyn Wiemer, behind Peake, as well as colleagues


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THE RIVER AUGUST 5, 20117 AUGUST 27th VEGAS STYLE*Attire, Photography, Videography & Momentos Included in Prepaid Packages From page 1Laughing MatterBarbara. One lives in Wimbledon and one in Streatham. John manages to negotiate his double life by using his little black book. In it are codes to keep him in the right place at the right time. For example, CDWB translates to Cuddly day with Barbara. Johns complicated life is going well until he is involved in a mugging and ends up in the hospital. As the police investigate they discover there are two John Smiths at two different addresses. Let the fun begin. The single set has half the stage devoted to one flat and half to the second. As the show opens both wives are trying to phone their husband who is late arriving home. One thinks he works the late shift, while the other thinks he works the early shift. A detective brings John home to Mary, praising him for his heroism during the mugging incident. John is groggy with a bandaged head, and all of a sudden he realizes hes supposed to be at Barbaras home. His lodger Stanley (Joel Stigliano) from the top flat at Wimbledon tries to help John out and ends up getting totally embroiled in his secret bigamous goings on. The plot thickens as more and more lies are told. Legarreta makes a superb John Smith with his facial expressions and chaotic running around. Where did he get those red shorts? Stigliano will have you in stitches as he desperately tries to help John keep his lives in order. Miguel Cintron is a riot as Barbaras colorful upstairs gay neighbor, Bobby, and Mrs. Legarreta and Endrizzi do a terrific job as the two wives. Robert Feigenblatt and James Lane also deserve praise for their roles as the two detectives. One of the funniest scenes involves chewing up an entire double spread of a newspaper. It brought a few anxious moments to people in the front row. Director Paul Bernier is to be congratulated for the high standard of performances from his whole cast. Run For Your Wife is a fast paced laugh-a-minute production. It plays through August 28 at the Off Broadway Palm Theatre, 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. For tickets call 278-4422, go online or stop by the box office. Robert Feigenblatt as Detective Porterhouse, Victor Legarreta as John Smith and Kelly Legarreta as Mary Smith 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 From page 1Final ConcertReiko is a native of Tokyo, Japan and attended the prestigious Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music, where she received her bachelors degree in violin performance. Following her graduation, she came to the United States and continued her training at the celebrated University Jacobs School of Music, where she studied under worldrenowned Italian violinist Franco Gulli. In 1982 Reiko moved to Fort Myers to begin her career as the concert master of the Southwest Florida Symphony. Reiko has served as concert master for six orchestras and became one of the most prominent freelance violinists in the county. Reiko and Friends will present a concert of both classical and popular favorites. Tickets are $15. To purchase tickets or receive information about future concerts, call (239) 454-2067. Lee Republican Women MeetingLee Republican Women Federated will meet on Monday, August 8. Social hour begins at 5:15 p.m. with dinner and program to follow. Speaker for the dinner meeting is David Mulicka, candidate for Florida State Representative District 75. The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn-Fort Myers, 12601 University Drive. Cost is $20. For reservations call 432-9389 or email cindylignelli222@gmail. com. Rachael Endrizzi as Barbara Smith and Victor Legarreta as John Smith


THE RIVER AUGUST 5, 20118 Along The RiverOn Sunday, August 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Bark Avenue is providing portraits of your pooch by Black Opal Studios. Choose from pet portraiture, custom greeting cards and illustrations. Photos are high resolution digital, studio-lit glossy prints and include online downloading for only $25. Call ahead to reserve space. The exclusive pet boutique is owned by Lance and Rachele Koprowski and also offers pet supplies, custom accessories, and professional grooming for cats and dogs. Bark Avenue boasts an in-house bakery that makes homemade treats without wheat, soy, sugar or corn products. Through the years, the Koprowskis have perfected their baking process to create the best product possible. What they give your pups is as important to them as the pups themselves. Bark Avenue is located at 12901 McGregor Boulevard, Suite 21, Fort Myers in the Bridge Plaza near the College Parkway intersection. It is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 437-2275 or go to Canine Country Club (CCC) is the place for discerning dogs to see and be seen. The Canine Country Club is more than a doggie daycare, it is a canine lifestyle destination. Designed for dog owners with busy schedules and pets who want to be pampered, the facility offers dogs the opportunity to socialize, play, exercise and develop positive behaviors in a controlled, supervised, air conditioned environment. CCC has a cage-free play area with solid rubber floors, lots of toys, things to climb on or under and a nap room for a quick snooze. Day-care is provided Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., however the facility is closed from 12:30 to 2 p.m. for the dogs nap time. Additional times may be available on request. Dogs must be friendly, social and enjoy playing in a group of dogs. All dogs must be spayed or neutered and up to date on vaccinations, de-worming, flea control and have been in good health for the past 60 days. Canine Country Club is located at 10970 South Cleveland Avenue, Suite 301, in the Page Field Plaza near World Gym. Call 931-3647 or go to The Sandy Butler has the winning recipe to provide guests with a fine, fresh, gourmet experience. Boasting an upscale gourmet market and 150-seat restaurant, the market features fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh seafood, freshly prepared entrees, organic foods and products, fresh baked goods, a full-service deli, and vitamins and supplements. In addition, the market features The Butlers Signature, the markets exclusive line of authentic products including salts, seasonings, jams, jellies, pickles and oils that are sold exclusively at The Sandy Butler and marketed to other restaurants throughout the United States. A gourmet dining destination, the adjacent restaurant offers superior service with seating available indoors or on the veranda. Inside the restaurant is The Sand Bar, featuring a sophisticated, spacious bar for enjoying cocktails and appetizers. The Sandy Butler Restaurant and Gourmet Market 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 482-6765 or go to Summer is a perfect time for boating with friends and family, so make a pit stop at Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery in Fort Myers Beach. Free marine dockage with dock attendants assistance is available for patrons at Nellies Snug Harbour Marina. Parking for your car is also free if you dine at the restaurant. Eat inside or outside on the expansive patio overlooking the water. Live music and drink specials are available upstairs at Uglys Waterside Bar. Start out with the coconut shrimp appetizer, the very vegi quesadilla or the drunken devil wings. Nellies menu also features fresh salads, burgers, seafood dishes and over-stuffed sandwiches. The childrens menu features selections such as twice-baked macaroni and cheese, chicken, and pizza. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery is located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach in the historic Baywalk district. Call ahead seating is available by calling 463-8077. 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Churches/TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATIONMember of UUA 2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Six blocks south of the Edison/Ford Winter Estates; two miles north of Colonial Boulevard Minister: Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson Sunday services: 9 and 11 a.m. Unitarian Summer 2011: 11 a.m. Tapestry of Faith Programs, child care provided Adult workshops: 9:30 a.m. Faith Like a River: Themes from UU History. Phone: 226-0900 Email: Website: ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Reverend Fr. Athanasios Michalos Orthros Service Sunday 9am Divine Liturgy Sunday 10am Fellowship Programs, Greek School, Sunday School, Community Night 239-481-2099 BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC SYNAGOGUE 15675 McGregor Boulevard. 437-3171 Rabbi: Judah Hungerman Friday Service, 8 p.m. Saturday Service, 11 a.m. Shabbat School Saturday Morning Adult Hebrew Classes Please call for information on full program. BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES CHURCH OF GOD 16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166 Just past the Tanger Outlet Mall Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063 Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. CHAPEL OF CYPRESS COVE 10200 Cypress Cove Circle Fort Myers Located at Cypress Cove Retirement Center on HealthPark Campus An ecumenical non-denominational community of believers. Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Rev. Ted Althouse, Pastor 239-850-3943 CHRIST THE KING 1188 Lake McGregor Drive, Fort Myers, 432-1724. Reverend N. Everett Keith II An Old Catholic Community Liturgy in English Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m. CHURCH OF THE CROSS: 13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188 Pastors: Jeff Moran and Michael Bulter; A nondenominational church emphasizing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Sunday Service: 9 a.m. Contemporary 10:45 a.m. Traditional. COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937 Reverend Dr. Taylor Hill, Pastor Reverend David Dietzel, Pastor Emeritus Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m. Nursery available CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH 8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-5442 Danny Harvey, pastor Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m. Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 7 p.m. CYPRESS LAKE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 4813233; Clint Cottrell, pastor Sunday services: 8 and 11 a.m. Traditional; 9:30 a.m. Contemporary; 9:45 a.m. Childrens Church K4J Kids for Jesus CYPRESS LAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 482-1250 Sunday Traditional Service: 8 and 11 a.m., Praise Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School: All times FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD OUTREACH MINISTRIES 6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers, 278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Voice of Faith, WCRN 13.50 AM Radio, Sunday, 1:30 p.m.; Thursday Service, 7:30 p.m.; Friday Youth Service, 7:30 p.m. Nursery care for pre-school children and Childrens Church for ages 5-12 available at each service. FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 15690 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers, 482-2030 Pastor: David Stauffer. Traditional services 8:45 a.m.; Contemporary, 10:30 a.m. Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The church is mile past the intersection of Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on the way to Sanibel. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 2390 West First Street, next door to Edison Estates. Sunday Morning Service and Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Child care provided at all services. Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at: 2281 W. First Street, River District and FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 13545 American Colony Boulevard off Daniels Parkway in the Colony, Fort Myers, 936-2511 Pastor: Reverend Joey Brummett Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in the Downtown Fort Myers River District 2466 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 239-332-1152 Sunday: 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 5 p.m. Youth Program 7 p.m. Spanish Worship FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN MINISTRIES CONGREGATION 5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 437-4330 Reverend Mark Condrey, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Church School: 9:15 a.m. FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers, 482-3133. Philip White, pastor Morning Worship: 10 a.m. Church School: 10:15 a.m. Adult Forum: 11:30 a.m. HOLY THEOTOKOS MONASTERY 111 Evergreen Road, North Fort Myers, 997-2846 Eastern Orthodox mens monastery. Liturgical services conducted in the English, Greek and Church Slavonic languages, following the Julian (Old) Calendar. Liturgical Services: Sundays and Holy Days: The Third and Sixth Hours at 8:30 a.m.; Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m. IONA-HOPE EPISCOPAL CONGREGATION 9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, 454-4778 The Reverend Dr. John S. Adler, pastor Weekly services: Saturday 5 p.m., Eucharist with Healing Sunday 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite One; 9:30 a.m., Family Eucharist with Healing and Church School Tuesday 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer (in Spanish); Wednesday 9:30 a.m., Eucharist with Healing. Child care available at Saturday 5 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. services. JESUS THE WORKER CATHOLIC CHURCH: 881 Nuna Avenue, Fort Myers, 481-1143 Masses Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. KINGDOM LIFE CHURCH 2154 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 218-8343 Pastor Randy and Anita Thurman 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service All are welcome. LAMB OF GOD LUTHERAN/EPISCOPAL CHURCH Corner Cypress View Drive and Koreshan Boulevard, Three Oaks area, Fort Myers, 267-3525 Walter Fohs, pastor; Becky RobbinsPenniman, associate pastor Sunday worship services: 8 a.m. Early Grace Traditional 9 a.m. Awesome Grace Contemporary 10:30 a.m. Classic Grace Traditional 8:45 & 10 a.m. Sunday School Gods GroupMESSIAH REFORMED CHURCH Worship Gathering Sunday 10 a.m. Pastor Alan Bondar Fort Myers Villas Civic Association Bldg. 2306 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Myers, 33907 Phone text: 220-8519 website: 6:30 p.m Wednesday Bible Study noon Sunday Fellowship Lunch Monthly Teen Events see website for podcasts, special events, ministries, calendar, blogs, etc. NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH OF FORT MYERS 16120 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 10 239-985-8503 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m Sunday Morning Worship. 7 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 3825 McGregor Boulevard. Fort Myers Pastors: Bill Stephens, Stu Austin and Howard Biddulph, Associate Pastor 8 & 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11 a.m. Contemporary Worship 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday School Youth and Childrens programming runs concurrent to Sunday services. Nursery care provided at all services For more information visit: PEACE COMMUNITY CHURCH Meets at Ft. Myers Beach Masonic Lodge 17625 Pine Ridge Road, Fort Myers Beach 267-7400. Pastors Bruce Merton, Gail & RC Fleeman Traditional Worship 9:45 a.m. Contemporary Worship 11:15 a.m. Phone: 267-7400 Fax: 267-7407 Web site: e-mail: PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH 15840 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Walter Still, Senior Pastor, Sunday Worship: 8 and 9:30 a.m. mile south from the intersection of McGregor, San Carlos and Gladiolus. A congregation of the ELCA. REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3950 Winkler Extension, Fort Myers, 274-0143 Daily early learning center/day care 8:15 & 10:15 a.m. Sunday Services SAMUDRABADRA BUDDHIST CENTER Meditation classes. All are welcome. Guided meditations offering many methods for relaxing the body and focusing the mind on virtuous objects to bring increasing peace and happiness into daily activity. For information, class times and locations call 567-9739 or visit www. SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH 16940 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 454-3336 Robert G. Kasten, Pastor Sunday Worship Service 11 a.m. Nursery available 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages Junior Church grades one to five Wee Church Pre-K to K Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednsday Service 6 p.m. ST. COLUMBKILLE CATHOLIC CHURCH 12171 Iona Road, Fort Myers, off McGregor and north of Gladiolus. 489-3973 Father Joseph Clifford. Weekly masses: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. Weekend masses: Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.; Sunday: 7, 9,11, and 5:30 p.m. Reconciliation is available at the church on Saturdays at noon and by appointment SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH 3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 344-0012 Pastor Reverend Steve Filizzi An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation Sunday Services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mid-Week Service, Wednesday 6:30 p.m. ST. MICHAEL LUTHERAN CHURCH & SCHOOL (LCMS) 3595 Broadway, Fort Myers 239-939-4711, Wednesday Fellowship: 5:30 p.m. Dinner $5, 6:15 p.m. bible studies Worship: Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with 9:15 a.m. adult and childrens Bible Study, plus marriage enrichment studies. Divorce Care on Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. During Lent: Wednesday worship noon and 6:15 p.m. TEMPLE BETHEL SYNAGOGUE 16225 Winkler Rd. 433-0018. Rabbi Jeremy Barras Cantorial Soloists Joseph/Lynn Goldovitz Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m. Bar/Bat Mitzvah Services, Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Religious Education Classes, Midweek, Grades 2-7, Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m. Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday Confirmation Classes, Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. to noon TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE) 14486 A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers, 433-0201, Lay Leader Diane Seidenstein and Larry Hershman Weekly Minyan: Monday and Thusday morning at 9 a.m. Services: Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Religious School Sunday morning from 9:30 a.m. to noon and Wednesday night from 4:30 to 6 p.m. For Preschool information call 482-1121 or email THE NEW CHURCH The New Church of SWFL is located at 10811 Sunset Plaza Circle, by Summerlin and Pine Ridge Roads, behind Zoomers and the ponds. Reverend Nadine Spiritual Recovery, Wednesdays 10 a.m. Healing Service, Wednesdays 11 a.m. and Fridays 6:30 p.m. Sunday Worship Services, 11 a.m. Call for information 481-5535. THOMAS A. EDISON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers Just off McGregor across from the Edison/ Ford Winter Estates 334-4978 Senior Minister: Douglas Kelchner Traditional Worship Sundays 10:15 a.m. Website: www.edisonchurch.orgcontinued on page 11THE RIVER AUGUST 5, 201110


11 THE RIVER AUGUST 5, 2011 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. 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 8--11.31 Donations Needed For BabyU Program Community Cooperative Ministries Inc. is seeking donations for its next Baby University program beginning in September. BabyU is a seven-week parent program for expectant families living in the 33916 zip code. The mission is to promote healthy growth, achievement potential and vibrant relationships by enriching the parent-child bond. The quality of attachment between infants and parents is critical to healthy development. According to the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University it is one of the strongest predictors of later development and it lays the foundation for social and academic skills. Mothers in our community traditionally have not received the support and information they need, said Sarah Owen, CEO of CCMI. A childs chances of a healthy life begin during pregnancy which is why it is so important for their parents to understand their babys needs from the start in order to break the cycle of poverty and give these families tools for success. During the program, expectant mothers and family members will learn from a variety of specialists about the changes to their bodies as well as their relationships. The program will also cover such topics as fetal and early child development, safety and the importance of early bonding that infants require for healthy development. We are looking to partner with local businesses and individuals for support through sponsorships or donations of raffle items, said Lisa Cronin, volunteer liaison for CCMI. A wish list of items includes: body pillows body wedges compression socks/leggings maternity clothing maternity bras breast feeding bras breast pumps nursing pillows fetal heart monitors prenatal massages stretch mark creams fiber mixes bottled water water filters car seats baby gates outlet covers wall anchors for furniture baby carriers furniture bumpers/pads safety latches for drawers, cabinets white onesies diapers baby wipes infant nail clippers infant baths rockers/gliders and footstools baby monitors baby bottles bibs high chairs diaper bags pack and plays strollers mobiles lullaby CDs infant toys (0-6 months) childrens books all-day bus passes For more information, contact Lisa Cronin at or 332-7687. Wine Tasting BenefitThe Daruma Divas Wine Tasting Party invites ladies to participate in a special wine tasting at DaRuMa Japanese Restaurant on Thursday, August 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. The restaurant, located in Bell Tower, is offering a four-course sampling for $40. Half of this charge will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank. The four-course Japanese sampling will consist of a tuna and cucumber salad, spicy tuna rolls, pan seared pork and vegetable dumplings served with Gyoza sauce, and sauted filet mignon seasoned in a special teriyaki sauce. All are paired with various wines as well as a dessert cocktail. For additional information about the wine sampling event and to make reservations, call 344-0037. Local Student Represents Lee County In U.S. CompetitionCertiport (, the official test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, announced Juliana Toyloy-Stanton as one of the top finalists in the United States Competition on Microsoft Office. Certiport is delighted to have a Dunbar High School student represent the school, Lee County, Florida and the entire USA, at the worldwide finals. Juliana is part of the Technology Excellence program at Dunbar High School. Julianas teacher, Matt Miller, said, Judging by the reception Juliana received at the certification day a couple of months ago, she is a popular representative of the academy. From December 2010 to June 2011, more than 72,000 United States students competed to demonstrate their proficiency in utilizing the worlds foremost desktop computing applications. The top five finalists will now prepare for the final round of the Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office the World Championships held in San Diego, California August 1 to 3. For more information, please or follow Certiport on Twitter at Juliana Toyloy-Stanton To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER AUGUST 5, 201112 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISER Courteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 NEW M O T O R S ALE S REB U ILT P O WERH E A D S FA C T O R Y T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U DE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I / O'S MER C R U I S E R C ourteous Pro f essional Marine Repair S ervice Dockside S ervic e S ervin g Sanibel & Captiva For Lif e Your Bottom Your Bottom Specialist Specialist Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint PricesDave Doane Snook Season To Remain Closed Another Yearby Capt. Matt MitchellIf you have not heard yet, snook season on the gulf coast of Florida will not happen again this year. The September 1, 2011 opening will be postponed until at least September, 2012. The east coast of Florida will have a snook season this year. According to Florida Wildife Commission (FWC) research, breeding size snook on the east coast did much better than our west coast fish because of their close proximity to warmer deeper water during the 2010 snook kill. Only catch-and-release snook fishing has been allowed statewide since December 15, 2010. In my opinion our local snook numbers are down and anything that can be done to help this premier gamefish species in Southwest Florida for the future is great with me. If you are looking for food fish there are plenty of other options. Maybe the FWC should open up Goliath grouper for a limited harvest. This would help our nearshore wreck snook population too. Near perfect high tides during the mid morning hours all last week made redfish my target species. Though not in huge numbers, the redfish action was very consistent as long as you kept moving around. I spent most of my time bouncing around keys in the middle to southern sound, from Panther Key south to Maciever Keys. I also got on a good bite fishing the no-motor zone in Wulfert Keys a few mornings. Cut bait and shrimp were the baits of choice to get in on the redfish bite. Ladyfish chunks and cut pinfish skipped way up under the trees caught reds to 28 inches. Most were on the smaller end of the slot though. Working the wind-blown side of mangrove islands allowed you to anchor way out and lob the bait up close, not letting the redfish know you were even there. When beating the bushes for reds, I concentrate on mangrove heads and points. Look for mangroves that stick out of the islands along with any cuts and large shady overhangs that enable you to get the bait up even tighter. On these big high tides the redfish can be very far under the trees. Find somewhere on the shoreline that they have to be a little further out; it can make all the difference. Like most redfish fishing I do, if you dont get a bite within five to 10 minutes, keep moving. Some points and cuts held up to three or four fish then it was time to go further down the shoreline. The only drawback to this kind of cut bait fishing is you catch catfish. These catfish can be a real pain but you might also catch a snook, trout or mangrove snapper. With the water temperature so hot, fish prefer not having to chase down a live bait. They prefer to just grab a chunk soaked on the bottom as it is an easy meal. While out fishing with Paul Wilson of St. James city last week, our cut bait redfish action was broken up by one of the bigger snook I have caught all year. Paul had family in town and wanted to get them in on some fishing action. Dodging rain storms, we stayed close to home working shorelines in Wulfert Keys on the big flood tide. After catching a few bigger mangrove snapper and redfish on cut baits Wilson hooked a fish that took off like a freight train. The fish made a couple of big runs, flirting with the mangrove roots and was pretty much unstoppable on the light spinning tackle. When the fish finally got close enough to the boat I was surprised to see it was huge snook. We carefully lifted it out of the water, got a few photos and gently released the 38-inch, 19-pound monster. Big snook like cut bait too!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 Paul Wilson with his big snook caught last week with Capt. Matt Mitchell BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island


THE RIVER AUGUST 5, 201113 CROW Case Of The Week: Mangrove Cuckooby Emilie AlfinoCROW has seen quite a few yellowbilled cuckoos, but Dr. Amber McNamara doesnt think theyve ever had a mangrove cuckoo until now. A call came in from the director of the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center about three patients it was requesting to transfer to CROW. Two of them were royal terns the people at the center felt needed some flight space which they didnt have to offer at that time, and the third was a mangrove cuckoo that had been there for four days. He had been found on the side of the road with a fractured leg. Their assumption was that he probably was flying across the road and got clipped by a car. The center asked if it could transfer these three birds up to CROW for care, and they arrived on June 13. The cuckoo was very alert when he came in, a little on the thin side, and had a fractured right leg near his foot, Dr. Amber said. He really didnt want to do much with the leg or grip with the foot at all. Cuckoos present some special concerns when injured. The problem with the cuckoo is often theyre stressed in a captive situation and they dont want to eat very well. They eat quite a few caterpillars in the wild and often they dont appreciate the bugs we offer them, Dr. Amber explained. So the staff at CROW faced two challenges in healing the mangrove cuckoo. I felt we could heal the leg very well, but if we do that but the bird doesnt eat, were not making very much progress, Dr. Amber said. The doctor was able to put a splint on the leg with paper tape and thankfully within about three days, something was discovered that the finicky bird liked to eat: superworms. Superworms are insect larvae that can grow to 2 inches long. They are easily digested, nutritious and popular as a food for pet reptiles and, in this case, for one wounded mangrove cuckoo. We also were tubing him some medication once a day and we continued that until we were certain he was eating well, said Dr. Amber. At that point we wanted to put him in a situation where we didnt have to handle him because he was so stressed, and every time we handled him we risked damaging the healing that was going on in that leg. On June 17, the patient was moved to a minimal handling cage. We gave him some different perches and no longer had to grab him every single day. We would go three or four days without handling him and then we would go in and take out the top layer of towels and give him fresh food and that was about it for the maintenance, Dr. Amber explained. Since he was so stressed, it was pretty quick. On June 24, the splint came off and the birds leg felt quite good to the doctor. I was really happy with it, Dr. Amber said. We gave him some injectable calcium. Since he was just eating worms with no variety in this diet, we were worried he might be getting deficient. That was his second injection of this type. The cuckoo was able to go out to an aviary on June 30 and was flying really well, so the time for his release was near. We were fortunate with this bird to have a couple of volunteers who drive down to the Keys regularly, and they were able to meet with the director of the Wild Bird Center and arrange to get the cuckoo back to his home area. Even though Im sure there are mangrove cuckoos around here, I wanted to make sure he got back to his home territory. Dr. Amber explained. They took him down to the Keys on July 8 and the director showed them where the birds territory was. I heard that the release went really great. 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: www.crowclinic. org. This mangrove cuckoo came to CROW from the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center The cuckoo is a fussy eater in captivity, which can threaten his recovery. These large, nutritious worms substituted for the caterpillars he loves to eat in the wild. 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


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15 THE RIVER AUGUST 5, 2011A Midsummer Nights Sing Nets Canned Goods, Cash For CharityResidents who attended the 14th Annual A Midsummer Nights Sing at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Fort Myers (July 26) opened their hearts and their wallets by contributing approximately 1,200 pounds of food to benefit The Soup Kitchen, operated by Community Cooperative Ministries (CCMI). Attendees also made cash contributions to help the charity, which serves more than 14,000 meals each month through its Everyday Caf and Marketplace and Home Delivered Meals programs. CCMI also educates 40 children in its Community Montessori, offers homeless and comprehensive case management services through the United Way Resource House, oversees an emergency mobile food pantry, and supplies weekend backpacks full of food to more than 2,500 children each school year. About 450 people attended the performance, sponsored by the Galloway Family of Dealerships. The popular event featured performances by The Sun-Sations, Pianist Barbara Peterson, Organist Eddygrace Bernhard, Choral Director Rev. Roger Peterson, Soloists Beth Wininger and Lalai Hamric, and the First Presbyterian Church Choir and Friends. A Midsummer Nights Sing Sponsor Sam Galloway Jr., center, with Christopher Nevans, left, and Pastor Paul deJong of First Presbyterian Church of Fort Myers Berne Davis and her sister Eunice Bremner, both of Fort Myers Wellington Ward and Margie Willis of Fort Myers Donna Sublett, sponsor and organizer Sam Galloway Jr., and James Sublett 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. Community Pool, Spa, Clubhouse, Tennis, Fishing pier etc. Asking $399,000For private Showings please call Isabella Rasi: 239-246-4716 Sydney DAlessandro and retired State Attorney Joseph P. DAlessandro of Fort Myers Elsa Mlejnek, Sheryl deJong and Fran Elson of Fort Myers Harriet and Ron Hart of Fort Myers


THE RIVER AUGUST 5, 201116 Dark Comedy Opens August 12 In Fort Myers, Then Heads To New YorkTheatre Conspiracy has announced the opening of Elsewhere by Adam Szymkowicz on August 12 at the Foulds Theatre in Fort Myers. This dark comedy follows deliverman Teddy and his bizarre adventure, which begins when he delivers a package to Celia, a beautiful recluse. The last thing Teddy expects is to be asked to dinner. When Teddy accepts the invitation he doesnt expect to be invited to move in with Celia. When he moves in with Celia he definitely doesnt expect all that follows, including the arrival of Celias sister, Celias potent potatoes, or her adeptness with a shovel. Elsewhere will play August 12 to 27, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m. with one Sunday matinee on August 21 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18; opening night is pay what you will; Thursday nights are buy-one-get-one-half-off. Tickets can be purchased by calling Theatre Conspiracys box office at 936-3239 or visiting www., Elsewhere took second place in Theatre Conspiracys Annual New Play contest last year and then was selected as the inaugrual script for the Square One Series (SOS), a new play development program founded by The Bloomington Playwrights Project, Theatre Conspiracy, Chicago Dramatists, Greenbrier Valley Theatre and Exposed Productions in New York. SOS is a cooperative effort of theater companies in the U.S. that work together to develop new plays. Each year one play is selected by the artistic directors of each company. That play is then given readings at two of the theaters, a staged reading at a third, then a full production at the fourth. This inaugral year is a very special one as Elsewhere will find its way from a production in Fort Myers to the lights of Off-Broadway in October. Im very excited about Square One and honored to be the first playwright chosen, said Szymkowicz. First of all, I get to go to four cities Ive never been to before and make theater there, meet theater people. But also, I get to work on a play with different casts and directors. There are advantages to working with the same people over and over but sometimes it helps to have fresh eyes when youre developing something. Everyone sees your play from their own perspective and brings that to it. That can be helpful when youre trying to decide what works. To be able to be a part of a group like this and have a playwright of Adams caliber involved is exactly the thing Theatre Conspiracy exists for, said Theatre Conspiracys Producing Artistic Director Bill Taylor. Just look at Adams resum and you know he is someone you would love to work with. Ding Days Photo Contest Entries SoughtJuly marked the opening of the 24th Annual Ding Darling Days Amateur Nature Photography Contest. The contest, sponsored by the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) and held in conjunction with Ding Darling Days, October 16-22, honors the birthday of Jay Norwood Ding Darling, one of the foremost conservationists in American history. He was the driving force behind the eponymous J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Deadline for submission is 4 p.m. on September 15. For an entry form and other contest information and rules, log on to and click on Photo Contest, or contact DDWS at dingdarlingoffice@ or 472-1100, ext. 233. Winners will be announced and awarded prizes at Conservation Art Day on Saturday, October 22, during Ding Darling Days. Entries may be delivered in person to J.N. Ding Darling NWR or by mail to Ding Darling Wildlife Society, One Wildlife Drive, Sanibel, FL 33957 (attn. Gary Ogden). New this year: Entry fee is $25 per person. First, second, and third place winners and honorable mentions will be formally announced during the Ding Darling Days weeklong celebration held in October. Cash prizes will be awarded. Photos may be used by the society in any way with appropriate credit. The three judges will be a refuge staff person, a professional photographer and a member of the Sanibel community. 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@ Cindy Ann Jones of Fort Myers took first place in last years Ding Darling Days Amateur Nature Photography Contest with her Sunset with Birds 21 Debuts At Art Of The Olympians On Friday, August 5, guests to the Art of the Olympians Museum and Gallery will see a unique exhibition entitled 21. The show will open in the Olympic Art Gallery and features artwork done by 21 Olympian artists including Peggy Fleming, Shane Gould, Florence Griffith-Joyner, and Bob Beamon. The exhibit features artwork is a variety of mediums from acrylics to photography and sculpture. The artist perspective, 21, will be open for visitors during Art Walk on August 5 for no charge. Dana Alveraz and Loren Vargas of the Young Artist will also perform. Visitors will also get an introduction to the world of table tennis through the organizations newest, interactive exhibition in the Olympic Sports Gallery. The table tennis exhibition will officially open on September 2, and will feature unique sports memorabilia on loan from the International Table Tennis Federation Museum in Switzerland. As a prelude to the opening of the Table Tennis Showcase on September 2, visitors will be able to test their table tennis skills on regulation tables in the Olympic Sports Gallery beginning August 5. Visitors will play against one of the two Newgy Robo-Pongs, a training robot used to improve a players technique, stroke through timed drills for $2 a session. 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17 THE RIVER AUGUST 5, 2011NextGen Librarian Award WinnerThe Lyrasis NextGen Librarian Award winner is Maria Palacio, senior librarian and manager of Outreach Services, Lee County Library System. Palacio was chosen for the NextGen Librarian Award this year based on her leadership skills and impressive work on outreach projects of all types, including multicultural and literacy services, bookmobile and booksby-mail, and senior outreach services. In addition, Palacio has been recognized internationally as an invited speaker at the 4th Annual Conference on Public Libraries and Multicultural Societies in Spain. We are so proud and pleased for Ms. Palacio. She is a dedicated librarian and a leader in her field, and we are thankful she is part of the Lee County library team, said Sheldon Kaye, director of the Lee County Library System. The LYRASIS NextGen Librarian Award honors one librarian from the over 2,000 member libraries in 39 states who is a rising leader in the library field and demonstrates an innovative and fresh approach to the profession and is a leader in our rapidly changing world. Palacio joins 2010 NextGen Librarian Julie Bill, the Lee County Library Systems young adult librarian at East County Regional Library. The awards were presented at the American Library Association 2011 Annual Conference this week in New Orleans, Louisiana. For more information, visit 1149 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 www.jnaislandrealestate.comIf you are interested in listing your island property, contact the islands oldest and most prominent real estate company. We get results! Just Listed Exceptional Home on Almost 1 Acre!Words truly cant describe this extraordinary home/location, but Better Homes & Gardens de nitely comes to mind. This 4 BR (could be 5 or 6), 4 1/2 bath home has too many new upgrades to mention all. New kitchen Thermidor frig, Wolf stove, Miele DW, custom cabs/granite counters. 1st oor master has new Master Bath Custom Vanities, Kohler Jacuzzi, walk-in Rain Shower, closet built-ins. 3 new A/Cs New Roof Many new Hurr. rated windows. Custom wood and marble oors, Spanish tile. The yard is big (almost an acre) and beautiful! The back is completely fenced, and the property extends approx 20-30 beyond the back fence and was left natural for a very private setting. Perfect for play area, outdoor activities, or just enjoying nature. Garage has extra storage rm/workshop. Pinehurst is a great community, all larger homesites, tucked off of the popular Daniels Rd. corridor convenient to shops, restaurants, hospital/medical, SWFL Reg Airport, Twins training stadium. Offered for $699,000. 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Opportunities occur infrequently in the life of an organization to easily transition to new leadership, and I feel this is one of those times for the foundation. In the fall, East plans to return to one of her passions, developing curriculum and teaching college and graduate level classes while she explores other opportunities. On behalf of the entire board, I want to thank Julia for her hard work, professionalism and many accomplishments, said Dawn-Marie Driscoll, chairman of the board of trustees. Julias efforts have ensured that our 35-year-old foundation will continue to be recognized as a superior organization. We wish her success in the continuation of her career and know she will excel. We also appreciate her willingness to assist us during this time of transition and the search for our next CEO. During Easts tenure, the foundation established many new funds and programs including disaster relief funding, Womens Legacy Fund and MicroEnterprise project as well as increased technology to assist grantees. The Southwest Florida Community Foundation has been supporting Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Collier counties since 1976. With assets of more than $60 million, the community foundation has provided more than $50 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. For more information, call 274-5900. Julia East


THE RIVER AUGUST 5, 201118 Dorothy Rodwell, LMFTLicensed Psychotherapist11615 Chitwood Drive, Suite 120 Fort Myers239-851-7166 Helping you liberate your mind and go where you are joyful Red Sox Red Hot And Their Fans Love Itby Ed FrankAlthough two months remain in the 2011 baseball season, the Red Sox Nation is giddy, and deservedly so. The red-hot Red Sox finished the month of July with a 20-6 mark, the best July in the team history. And their series win last weekend over the Chicago White Sox marked a franchise-record seventh consecutive winning series on the road. Boston began the week with the best record in the American League and the second best in all of baseball at 66-40 for a .623 percentage. All of this after a 2-10 season start. Despite this sizzling stretch of winning baseball, the Red Sox had just a two-game lead in the AL Central Division over their arch-rival New York Yankees. There are many reasons why the talent-laden Red Sox are in first place, chief among them is the off-season acquisition of first-baseman Adrian Gonzales who is leading the Major Leagues in hitting at .357 and RBIs at 90. His two hits Sunday against the White Sox was his seventh consecutive multi-hit game. At this juncture of the season, Gonzales is the odds-on favorite to win the American League MVP. Three of the top 10 hitters in the AL are wearing Red Sox uniforms. In addition to Gonzales there is Jacoby Elsbury at .321 and Dustin Pedroia at .309. Pedrioa recently had a 25-game hitting streak. The lofty perch of the Red Sox did not keep their shrewd general manager, Theo Epstein, from making a last-minute move before the July 31 trading deadline. To strengthen the pitching staff, Epstein traded four Minor Leaguers in two different deals to obtain the veteran left-handed pitcher Erik Bedard from the Seattle Mariners. Epstein had been shopping for a starting pitcher due to the season-ending injuries to Clay Buchholz and Daisuke Matsuzaka. Its unlikely that the Red Sox can continue the torrid .769 winning mark they set in July. That magical number would put them at 109 wins for the season. Thats not going to happen. But right now, the Red Sox Nation is aglow with their team that is playing phenomenal baseball. Miracle in Deep Second-Half Season Slump The Fort Myers Miracle baseball team departed on a six-game road trip Tuesday having lost 10 of their last 11 games including a 1-7 record on the recently-concluded home stand. The Miracle second-half record stood at 15-23 and a last place standing in the Florida State League South Division. The road trip that started Tuesday includes three games at Bradenton and three against Palm Beach before returning home Monday to Hammond Stadium for six games against the same two teams. Volunteer For The Pine Island Scallop SearchThe Pine Island Sound Scallop Search will be held on Saturday, August 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers may join the University of Florida/Lee County Sea Grant Extension program and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation by participating in this resource-monitoring program in which volunteers snorkel, looking for scallops in select areas within the sound. The purpose is to monitor and document the health and status of the bay scallop population. Up to 40 boats are needed with as many as 150 participants for the elusive bay scallop. Large populations of bay scallops ( Argopecten irradians) disappeared from Southwest Florida waters decades ago due in large part to degraded water quality, related declines in seagrass acreage, over-harvesting and other causes. Water quality and seagrasses have improved in many areas to levels that may once again support these important bivalves. This event is modeled after the successful Great Bay Scallop Search conducted in Tampa Bay since 1993. Pine Island Sounds inaugural event was in 2010. Reservations are required to participate in the event. Space is limited. Scallop searchers will meet at 9 a.m. at Pineland Marina, 13921 Waterfront Drive, Pineland, to receive survey equipment and instructions. Lunch will be provided upon return to shore and the reporting of information. Needed are volunteers with shallowdraft boats. Bring a dive flag if you have one. Canoes and kayaks are also welcome, but sites are very limited. Personal watercraft (Jet Skis, SeaDoos, etc.) are not allowed in the search. Let the organizers know how many additional people you can take aboard so you canbe paired with additional volunteer snorkelers. Snorkelers without boats are welcome, however space is limited. They should bring mask, snorkel and gloves and be able to snorkel/swim 50 meters (about 150 feet) along the bottom; fins and weight belt are optional but suggested. To sign up email Joy at hazellje@ or call the Lee County Sea Grant Extension office at 533-7518 Calusa Blueway Interactive Exhibit Starts August 15The Calusa Blueway Interactive Exhibit will run from August 15 through October 1 at the Northwest Regional Library in Cape Coral. The exhibit will feature a collection of equipment used by paddlers and Blueway enthusiasts, prizewinning nature photographs from past paddle festivals and interactive presentations covering many interesting and adventurous subjects. This is a chance to see what kayaking and canoeing around Southwest Florida is like. Visitors will be able to attend presentations on the Calusa Indians, the ancient civilization that populated the region some 13,000 years ago; bird watching, ecology, geocaching, kayaking/ stand-up paddling, marine wildlife, the 190-mile public waterway known as the Great Calusa Paddling Trail, and a handson introduction to kayaking fun for the whole family. Check the schedule for the dates and times of the presentations. If you have never had the opportunity to kayak or canoe in Southwest Florida waterways you will find this exhibit fascinating and will probably find yourself wanting to experience the waterway first hand, says Nancy MacPhee, program manager for the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau. The water, the trails, the mangroves, are all captivating and this is your chance to experience it all from dry land in the library. The library will have a daily trivia contest and will award a small prize to one winner every day. At the close of the exhibit, five winners will be selected from all trivia entries and awarded a $40 gift certificate from one of the following outfitters: Kayak Southwest Florida, Calusa Ghost Tours, GAEA Guides Guided Kayak Nature Tours, Florida Paddle Sports and Kayak Excursions. The Northwest Regional Library is located at 519 Chiquita Boulevard North in Cape Coral and is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed on Sundays. All programs are free and open to the public. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. An assistive listening system is available,; request at desk. For more information on the exhibit, go to or call Telephone Reference at 479-4636. For more information on the Great Blueway visit or www. Email editorial copy to:


THE RIVER AUGUST 5, 201119 MENS LEAGUE MENS LEAGUE STILL ACCEPTING PLAYERS STILL ACCEPTING PLAYERS CONTACT THE PRO SHOP CONTACT THE PRO SHOP Rotary District Names Chair To Oversee Scholarship SelectionPavese Law Firm partner Alison C. Hussey has been named chair of The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar Committee for District 6960. The eightcounty district includes 56 Rotary clubs from Palmetto to Marco Island. Hussey will oversee a committee of nine Rotary members who are responsible for reviewing applications and selecting Ambassadorial Scholarship recipients who are awarded funding for travel, tuition, books and room and board. An Ambassadorial Scholarship recipient herself, Hussey studied in 1992 at the University of Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia. She is a Rotary alumnus and current secretary of the Rotary Club of Cape Coral, the same club that sponsored her scholarship. Hussey now leads the committee appointed to select Southwest Floridas newest Rotary ambassadors. This academic year two scholarships awarded in 2010 will have an impact on the Florida Gulf Coast University campus, said Hussey. A local FGCU student will travel to South Africa to study abroad while a student from Russia will arrive in August to attend FGCU. Reflecting on my own experience as a Rotary scholarship recipient, its an amazing opportunity for a young person to become engaged in the community of the host country and better understand the differences and similarities that exist between the recipients home and host cultures. The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country. The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships program is the worlds largest privately funded scholarship program. More than $320 million has been spent on 40,000 international scholarships since the program began in 1947. For more information, visit www.rotary. org or contact Alison Hussey at alisonhussey@ or 344-3905. Robots Donated To Sport Museum Art of the Olympians Museum and Gallery (AOTO) has recently expanded its permanent collection due to a donation from Newgy Industries Inc., the world leader in table tennis robots/ball machines. Newgy is renowned for high-quality, smartly engineered table tennis products that are also affordable. Newgy Robo-Pong is an interactive robot used to play and practice table tennis anytime. The Newgy Robo-Pong is used by professional and Olympic table tennis players to practice and train. Table tennis enthusiasts Marv and Caron Leff have been competing nationally for more than four decades. Both Marv and Caron have a deep passion for table tennis and were integral in the development of the Table Tennis Showcase, which preimeres at AOTO on September 2. AOTO has also received a donation of two regulation tables. Marvin Leff won his first table tennis championship in 1949 and began coaching in 1964. Marvin was even inducted into the Florida Table Tennis Hall of Fame in 1996. Caron Leff was appointed at the Ambassador of the International Table Tennis Federation Museum in 2006 and was the first woman to receive this honor. As a prelude to the opening of the Table Tennis Showcase on September 2, visitors will be able to test their table tennis skills on regulations tables in the Olympic Sports Gallery beginning August 5. Visitors will play against one of the two Newgy Robo-Pongs, a training robot used to improve a players technique, stroke through timed drills for $2 a session. AOTO is hosting a Table Tennis Tournament on Saturday, September 17. For registration details call 332-5055. Read us online at Alison C. Hussey


THE RIVER AUGUST 5, 201120 Sweet 16 Party Yields Donation For Childrenby Emilie AlfinoQuick: describe your average 16-year-old girl. Youd probably name qualities like self-involved, overly concerned with materialistic things, always on her phone or MP3 or iPad and completely unaware of the world around her, and always wanting to party. At her Sweet 16 party, a girl traditionally expects even more and more expensive presents. Well, that description is all wrong for Sanibel 16-year-old Paige Law except for the fact that she loves parties. She and 78 of her closest friends gathered late Friday night, July 29 at the Family Fun Center in Fort Myers not only to celebrate her birthday but to raise money for the Chamber of Hope Hyperbaric Center for Children. No presents were allowed but guests had to make a donation to get in the door. My friends think its great, Paige said. Its a great way to have fun. The party was a glow dance party. Students were given glow items to wear and glow paint to paint their bodies. There was food, music, and dancing in the dark. I didnt know it was going to be this big of a deal. Im in shock that everyone is so happy, Paige said. I didnt realize it would affect so many people. The Chamber of Hope Hyperbaric Center for Children is located in St. Petersburg, Florida, and provides mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy (mHBOT) to children using portable oxygen chambers. They provide this treatment, which can cost anywhere from $1,800 to $4,000 an hour, free of charge. This type of oxygen therapy can aid healing and improve the lives of people afflicted with autism, cerebral palsy, near drowning injuries, shaken baby syndrome, Crohns and Lyme diseases, stroke, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, and a host of other neurological and physical disabilities. Paige knows this for a fact. She injured her leg playing soccer and was referred for mHBOT treatment to accelerate the recovery time. In a few days, she saw her football-size wound shrink to the size of a quarter. Naturally, her parents Wendy and Rod Law became more interested. Mom basically heard hyperbaric oxygen therapy and went crazy, Paige said. My parents got crazy about it. In fact, as a family the Laws recently opened a for-profit business renting the chambers because they have actually seen their successes in treating various issues. In addition, the St. Petersburg Chamber of Hope is the closest facility with hyperbaric oxygen chambers. It was a visit to the Chamber of Hope that sparked the party-as-fundraiser idea, and Paige was all for it. I dont want to get presents, so I said, Why dont we do that? Paige said. She plans to stay involved and hopes to visit the St. Petersburg center every month. Hardy Bryan of the Chamber of Hope said, Most 16-year-old girls want a car, and this cool young lady just wanted to have a party with all of her friends and donate her money to a worthy cause. My God, if the world was filled with people like her! What a wonderful person. Paiges goal was to raise $1,000 at the party and she broke it by a mile, raising more than $1,900. She and her parents will go up to the Chamber of Hope next month to present the check. After that, Paige will start her junior year at Bishop Verot; she wants to study international business at the same school her sister Amber, 18, is attending, Stetson University; Amber is studying health science. To learn more about mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy or to make a donation, go to, or mail a check payable to Chamber of Hope, 425 45th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33705. The chamber is a 501(c)3 organization. Paige (in the black top) and some of the 200+ attendees form a dance line as the party gets goingAlliance Art Exhibit Opening The Alliance for the Arts is holding its Annual Member Exhibit Road Trip, showing August 12 through September 3. The community is invited to a special opening reception on Friday, August 19, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Yearly, Alliance members are asked to submit artwork for display in the Alliances main gallery. This years exhibit theme, Road Trip, encourages artists to explore places far or near, explore new horizons or see the familiar in a new light. Its the artists chance to clear their head and be inspired by a road trip. The exhibit will include all mediums and member artists of all ages. Guests to the Road Trip exhibition will be able to view and purchase artwork, meet area exhibiting artists and come together with the creative community during the opening reception. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon. The gallery is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard. For more information call 939-2787. Memberships are available for individuals, families, and artists. Becoming an Alliance for the Arts member includes discount prices for classes and workshops, invitations to member-only events, and more. For information on becoming a member, call 939-2787 or visit www. Birthday girl Paige Law, a soccer star, presents an honorary team ball to Manny, who suffered a heart attack and is undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy, just as Paige did 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


21 THE RIVER AUGUST 5, 2011School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My twins are going to high school in the fall and I know this could be a difficult transition. What can I do to help them? Alicia J., Cape Coral Alicia, Transitioning to a new school can be an exciting but stressful time even when the change is positively anticipated, such as graduating to the next school level. Facing the unknown can cause anxiety. The high school environment tends to be larger, potentially less nurturing, more departmentalized, more competitive, and more demanding academically. Additionally, students are expected to be more independent academically and their social lives will become more complex and intense. Understandably parents can feel concerned about how their child will adjust to these changes. Luckily, there are many ways for parents to help smooth the transition and support their childs academic and social success in their new school: It is important to understand the typical concerns related to moving to a high school setting: Environment: Finding lockers, finding lunchrooms and bathrooms, getting through crowded hallways, getting to class on time Workload: Keeping up with materials, new grading standards and procedures, more long-term assignments, lack of preparation Social: More peer pressures (i.e., cliques, dealing with older students and students from other schools), social immaturity Schedule: Remembering which class to go to next, more teachers, no recess, no free time Other: Reduced parent involvement, accepting more responsibility for their own actions, unrealistic parental expectations, coping with adolescent physical development Parents can help their child prepare for and become comfortable with their new school environment. Emphasize positive aspects of middle/high school: With the move will come more opportunities for individuality, freedom and increasing choice in elective courses and extracurricular activities. There will be more opportunities to find friends with common interests. Teach study skills: Help students begin to self-regulate by breaking down large tasks into manageable pieces and provide guidelines so students can monitor their own progress. Schedule tours of new school: If the student did not have a tour of the new building, schedule one over the summer prior to the start of school. If your school offers an orientation session, make a point to attend. Encourage participation: Whether in extracurricular activities, extra-help homework programs, or school social/sports activities, students should be encouraged to seek these out as an opportunity to meet new people. Continue or increase parental involvement: If you have concerns, dont wait for the school to contact you. Look out for regular newsletters and other forms of communication home regarding events at the school. If your child has special needs, difficulty with normal transitions, or is just learning English, you may want to meet with your childs current and new teachers to identify and develop skill building strategies that meet your childs specific needs. Preventive transition planning can go a long way to minimizing or eliminating adjustment problems when the school year begins. Adapted from Transition from Elementary to Middle School: Strategies for Educators, by Valerie Niesen and Paula Sachs-Wise, in Helping Children in Home and School II: Information for Parents and Educators, NASP, 2004. 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. Adult Children Of Alzheimers Support GroupA support group specifically for adults who have a parent with Alzheimers disease or a related disorder will meet Tuesday, August 2, at 6:15 p.m. at the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, 10051 McGregor Boulevard, Suite 101, Fort Myers Myers. Meetings are held each month on the first Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. The meetings are sponsored by the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center. The focus of this support group is issues, concerns, and questions adult children face as they provide care to a parent with memory loss or strive to learn more about Alzheimers disease. The group is open to all interested individuals at no charge. The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, a United Way partner agency, provides informational, educational, and supportive assistance to individuals with Alzheimers disease and related disorders and their caregivers. For more information, the center can be contacted at 437-3007. deaRPharmacistSorry To Pop Your Soda Bubbleby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: My teenage daughter downs several diet sodas a day. She insists theyre a healthy, weight-loss alternative to regular sodas. Should I be concerned? EL, Phoenix, Arizona In a word, YES. Several studies published this year suggest diet soda is not the healthiest beverage on the shelf. At the end of each of these individual studies researchers say something like, Hey, this research is not conclusive. This study doesnt mean that everyone should stop drinking diet sodas moderation is good blah, blah, blah. But when you put all these studies together, in my opinion, the fizzy stuff falls flat. Put down your soda pop for a second and take a closer look at some of this research: Back in February 2010, doctors at the International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles reported on research showing that people who drink diet soda every day have a 61 percent increase in the likelihood of having a cardiovascular event. That research hardly made the news. Another study looked at 3,000 nurses and found that drinking just two diets sodas a day was associated with a decrease in kidney function. Let me remind you, kidneys are responsible for filtering your body of poisonous toxins. You really want your kidneys in tip top shape to keep yourself clean which is why I always harp on you to drink fresh, filtered water. Drinking diet soda begs the question, will it help with weight loss? A study reported in an online issue of Diabetes Care in January 2009 found that people who drink at least one diet soda a day experienced a 36 percent increased risk for developing metabolic syndrome, a disorder that includes the triple threat of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high glucose. Metabolic syndrome almost always includes the condition of obesity. So if you connect the dots, it doesnt appear that weight loss is a benefit of drinking diet soda. The mechanism behind why people experienced a higher risk for metabolic syndrome wasnt teased out, nor can we conclude a definitive cause and effect. I can tell you this though: if any natural herb or vitamin was linked to even an inkling of the stuff diet soda is associated with, it would be yanked off the shelves in hours! If you love soda (diet or regular), make it a special treat, rather than your beverage of choice all day long. Or try one of my natural recipes for soda. You just combine some carbonated (seltzer) water with some grape juice (or root beer flavored stevia drops), and voila, you have a natural fizzy drink. You should also include healthy teas as part of your diet, like Tulsi, Rooibos and Green tea. Why not try juicing? Blend 3 carrots, 2 celery stalks, a slice of ginger, 2 apples and take a swig. Its good and good for you! DID YOU KNOW: A new study finds luteolin (which is concentrated in celery) boosts brain power and memory. 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. We take time and get it right. 520 TARPON BAY ROAD (ACROSS FROM BAILEYS) SANIBEL, FL 33957 239-472-2888 LILYJEWELERS.COM Think your watch has run out of time? Bring it Lily & Company and let our certied watch specialists take a look. We pride ourselves on taking excellent care of your treasured time pieces. 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THE RIVER AUGUST 5, 201122 Dr. DaveBarbeque Season Syndromeby Dr. Dave HepburnWhats on your barbeque menu this summer? Hamburgers, ribs, strands of previously charred and stuck on remains of a chicken breast from last week that kind of tore apart when you took it off the grill because your wife forgot to give you the proper spatula, vegetables, sheeesh kabobs, E. coli etc. False teeth and chipmunks frighten me and a chipmunk with false teeth... well I dont sleep. But barbeques terrify me. They are evil, intimidating and they know it, which is why they deliberately include barb in their name, as per the nasty barb of a harpoon or a Striesand. My trusty hound Leo, on the other hand, loves the BBQ. He foams fountains of saliva as he anticipates the side table tipping over or bits of halibut dropping nearby. Failing that, there is always that tasty grease that spills over the grease cup. Oh yeah! he gloats, Makes for way better eruptions later when Im curled up pretending to be asleep. Man I love it when they blame each other. But for me, there have been too many times I have muttered, Hmmm, not lit yet, smells like the gas is on, but its still not... WHOOOOOOOOOSH and there goes my eyebrows and the hair on (now off) my arms. Smells great Dave, whats cookin? Well, got some chicken breasts, mixed with a little homo sapien epidermis.... So now, when lighting a BBQ, I stand 47 feet away and, if it doesnt light in the first two seconds, I send my wife in, which is not an act of cowardice despite what the neighbours say. She simply has less arm hair and thus, this just makes sense. And of course, barbeques get you both ways. Undercook the meat and you get diarrhea, blood in your urine and death and stuff. Overcook your meat and suddenly you develop tumours and growths sprouting about your body with shapes like potatoes and Striesands rhinoplasty. Barbeque Season Syndrome, aka Hamburger Disease, is a result of not killing the E. coli that is hunkered down in the middle of the patty. Symptoms of E.coli infection start about two days after eating the burger and include all the food poisoning symptoms like vomiting, belly cramps and the attractive watery diarrhea, which in serious cases may become bloody. Goes on for a week. But the bad news is, that on occasion, this can turn deadly. One strain of E. coli can produce a toxin that destroys red blood cells and platelets, cause kidney failure and will claim the life of five percent of those who develop this syndrome. Known as HUS (hemolytic uremic syndrome), it can lead to some permanent damage in the lives of those affected. So should you get ill a couple of days after eating a hamburger, be aware that should you start to see little purple bruises on your skin or blood in your urine, even after the stomach flu symptoms are over, you MUST see a doctor. But as an ounce of prevention blah blah, I want to remind you to: Refrigerate, freeze or even Winnipeg your meat as soon as possible after buying it. Thaw meat in the refrigerator, not at room temperature. Always thaw meat thoroughly before you start to cook it. Do not try cooking frozen or partially frozen meat. If you do not cook hamburger patties right away, keep them in the refrigerator until you are ready to cook them. Do not let raw meat sit at room temperature, regardless of what the dog says. Always wash and sanitize all utensils, cutting boards, counters, children etc that have touched raw meat to prevent E. coli from contaminating other foods. Never put cooked meat back on the same unwashed platter that held the raw meat. The juices from the raw meat can be contaminated with E. coli, which can then contaminate the cooked meat which means you have to BBQ it again which means you will overcook it now which means you may well grow Striesands off your ear. Cook hamburger patties until the center is brown, not pink, and the juices run clear. The middle of the patty must reach a temperature of 71 degrees C or hotter and held there for at least 15 seconds. Pink burgers are best.... served to critical neighbours. 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. THE TEAM LEADER WHO SAW A DISEASE STEAL HER MOTHERS PAST AND IS DETERMINED NOT TO LET IT TAKE HER DAUGHTERS FUTURE. walk800.272.3900 B E A PART OF THE MOVEMENT T O RE C LAIM THE F U T U RE. S TART A TEAM. JO IN A TEAM. Alzheimers Association. All Rights Reserved.FORTMYERS|CENTENNIALPARK|OCTOBER22|8AM 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, My son and his wife were told that she would be delivering a severely handicapped child. After a family conference we all decided that with modern medicine it could be fixed, but we didnt see the long-term financial and emotional toll involved. The expense is dreadful. We are draining our retirement funds to help the parents and they are having severe marital and financial problems as well. There seems to be no end in spite of all of the surgeries because they only relieve but never correct the problems. We all know we are responsible for our choices, but we didnt understand the long-term problems. What do you suggest we consider? Leona Dear Leona, I have very few suggestions for you. If you have not already done so, have your son and daughter-in-law contact an attorney to discuss financial protections for the family. I am not sure if there are any, but there is no harm in exploring options. Also, if you have not already done so, please contact your local human service agency to explore community resources to support the family. Pryce Dear Leona, Many people believe in abortion if they have been told by their physician that such an abnormality exists to avoid problems like your family is having. Others do not believe in abortion under any circumstances for moral and religious reasons. You made your decision for your own reasons and now must live with your decision. There are institutions that specialize in caring for people like your grandchild. Research the area where you live or contact a health service agency in the county where you live and they will be able to direct you to a facility that may help. No physician or surgeon can make normal a severely handicapped child. They can frequently work wonders to relieve some of their problems. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is Our email address is


PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 8, 2011ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A more harmonious aspect favors all relationships. Family ties with mates and children are strengthened. Libra is Cupids choice to win the amorous Aries heart. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The bold Bull is ready to take on fresh challenges. Expect some opposition as you plow new ground -but supporters will outnumber detractors. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) An upcoming job change could mean uprooting your family to a far-distant location. Weigh all considerations carefully before making a decision one way or the other. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A longstanding problem is resolved by a mutually agreed upon compromise. You can now focus on getting the facts youll need for a decision youll soon be asked to make. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Big Cat needs to be wary of what appears to be a golden investment opportunity. That sure thing could turn out to be nothing more than a sack of Kitty Glitter. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You give of yourself generously to help others, but right now you must allow people to help you. Confide your problems to family and trusted friends. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Relationships benefit from a strong harmonious aspect. Things go more smoothly at work. Someone you thought youd never see again asks for a reconciliation. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A minor distraction interferes with travel plans, but the delay is temporary. Meanwhile, expect to play peacemaker once again for feuding family members. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Keep that positive momentum going on the home front. Arrange your schedule to spend more time with your family. Youll soon have news about that job change. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Control that possessive tendency that sometimes goads you into an unnecessary display of jealousy. You could be creating problems where none currently exist. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A new project holds some challenges you hadnt expected. But dont be discouraged; youll find youre more prepared to deal with them than you realized. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Yours is the sign of the celestial Chemist, so dont be surprised if you experience a pleasant chemistry betwixt yourself and that new Leo in your life. BORN THIS WEEK: You enjoy being fussed over, as befits your royal Leonine nature. You also have a strong loyalty to family and friends. On Aug. 14, 1751, Francis Blandy falls into a coma and dies in his home outside London, a victim of arsenic poisoning at the hand of his daughter, Mary, who wanted his fortune and the freedom to be with her married lover. Mary was hanged from the gallows after being found guilty of murder. On Aug. 10, 1776, news reaches London that the Americans had drafted the Declaration of Independence. Until the Declaration of Independence formally transformed the 13 British colonies into states, the conflict centered in Massachusetts was seen as a local uprising. On Aug. 13, 1899, Alfred Hitchcock is born in London. His innovative mastery of suspense made him one of the most popular and influential filmmakers of the 20th century. In 1925, he directed his first film, The Pleasure Garden, a silent picture. On Aug. 11, 1934, a group of federal prisoners classified as most dangerous arrives at Alcatraz Island, a 22-acre rocky outcrop located 1 1/2 miles offshore in San Francisco Bay. Alcatraz was designed to hold prisoners with a penchant for escape attempts. Al Capone and George Machine Gun Kelly were among those housed on the Rock. On Aug. 12, 1961, East Germany begins building the Berlin Wall to divide East and West Berlin. The completed concrete block wall included sentry towers and minefields. During the lifetime of the wall, nearly 80 people were killed trying to escape from East to West Berlin. On Aug. 9, 1974, Vice President Gerald Ford is sworn in as the 38th president of the United States after the resignation of Richard Nixon. After taking the oath of office, President Ford spoke to the nation in a television address, declaring, My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. On Aug. 8, 1988, the Chicago Cubs host the first night game in the history of Wrigley Field. Because of lack of lighting, for 74 seasons, the Cubs had played only day games at home. Today the Cubs are the only majorleague team that still plays the majority of its home games during the day. It was 20th-century novelist, literary critic and academic C.S. Lewis, best-known for his series The Chronicles of Narnia, who made the following sage observation: We all want progress, but if youre on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive. A year on the planet Neptune lasts about 165 of our Earth years. For reasons that arent clear, lawmakers in the town of Devon, Conn., once saw fit to outlaw walking backward after sunset. You dont often associate museums with beverages, but it seems that theyre fairly popular throughout the world. For instance, museums dedicated to coffee and/or tea can be found in London, Moscow, Paris, Sao Paolo, Zurich and Kyoto, as well as in China, South Korea, Colombia and Angola. Germany has three of them. Coffee and tea must be quite popular in the Netherlands; museums dedicated to the beverages can be found in five different cities there. Are you an ailurophile? If youre overfond of cats, you are. You probably know that Bill Gates lives in a palatial house near Seattle, but you might not realize quite how big it is. The sprawling home is a whopping 66,000 square feet; the property taxes alone are approximately $1 million per year. Its not unusual to have heated floors, but the Gates estate has heated driveways. Beats shoveling snow, I suppose. Need another reason to buy food thats grown locally? Studies show that 60 percent of what we spend on food is eaten up by transportation costs. What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do. -John Ruskin THOUGHT FOR THE DAY STRANGE BUT TRUE THIS WEEK IN HISTORYTHE RIVER AUGUST 5, 201124 1. HUMAN ANATOMY: What would it mean if a person were horripilated? 2. CARTOONS: Whats the name of the family dog on The Flintstones? 3. MUSIC: Singer Bob Dylan recorded the hit Blowin In The Wind on which album? 4. LANGUAGE: A quadrennial event would occur how often? 5. GEOGRAPHY: What modern-day country exists in the land once known as Phrygia? 6. ENTERTAINERS: What were the rst names of the Andrews Sisters? 7. HISTORY: What year did the famous Watergate break-in occur? 8. LITERATURE: Who is Willie Stark in the novel All the Kings Men? 9. MOVIES: The slogan Where were you in ? was used to promote what movie? 10. TELEVISION: What was name of the inn featured in the Newhart comedy show? TRIVIA TEST1. He or she would have goose bumps 2. Dino 3. Freewheelin Bob Dylan 4. Every four years 5. Turkey 6. Patty, LaVerne and Maxene 7. 1972 8. A populist politician 9. American Graf ti 10. Stratford Inn. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ1. In the 1991 major-league season, during which there were seven no-hitters, two teams had no-hitters pitched both for and against them. Name either team. 2. Name the three center elders to win at least 10 consecutive Gold Glove awards. 3. Who are the only quarterbacks in NFL history to top 4,600 passing yards two seasons in a row? 4. How many schools have won back-to-back Pac-10 mens basketball tournaments? 5. Boston goaltender Tim Thomas tied an NHL record in 2010-11 for most consecutive road wins to start a season (nine). Who else holds the mark? 6. Who was the No. 1 overall pick in Major League Soccers 1996 inaugural draft? 7. True or false: Animal Kingdom was the rst horse to have won the Kentucky Derby (2011) without having previously raced on dirt?1. Baltimore and the Chicago White Sox. 2. Andruw Jones (1998-2007), Ken Griffey Jr. (1990-99) and Willie Mays (1957-68). 3. San Diegos Dan Fouts (1980-81) and Houstons Warren Moon (1990-91). 4. Two -Arizona (1988-90) and Washington (2010-11). 5. Chicagos Glenn Hall, 1965-66. 6. Columbus selected Brian McBride. 7. True. ANSWERS


25 THE RIVER AUGUST 5, 2011 Grilled Swordfish With Mango Citrus Salsa 1 cup pink grapefruit sections 1 cup orange sections 1 cup papaya cubes 1 star fruit, diced 1 cup mango cubes 1 medium red onion, finely diced 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped 1 tablespoon mint, chopped 2 tablespoons orange liqueur (optional) 4 six-ounce swordfish steaks, 1 inch thick, skin removed 1 tablespoon olive oil sea salt black pepper mint sprigs for garnish Make the Mango Citrus Salsa by combining all ingredients except swordfish, oil, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Mix well and set aside to let flavors blend. Brush swordfish steaks with olive oil then season with salt and pepper to taste. Grill steaks over mediumhigh heat for 4 minutes per side or until cooked through. To serve, spoon the Mango Citrus Salsa over the swordfish steaks and garnish with mint sprigs. Yield four servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 333, Calories From Fat 95, Total Fat 11g, Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cholesterol 66mg, Total Carbohydrates 24g, Protein 35g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 1.44g Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store. Grilled Swordfish With Mango Citrus Salsa Dubin Center Appoints Emeriti Board MemberThe Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center Board of Trustees inducted Dr. Peg GrayVickrey to the centers emeriti board. Dr. GrayVickrey was appointed to the board at the meeting in June. Dr. Gray-Vickrey has served in leadership roles on the centers board of trustees and advisory board in addition to her many years of service on the board during which time she played a key role in helping the center achieve its mission. The designation of emeritus is awarded to board members who have advanced the mission of the center through meritorious service. Emeriti members are encouraged to be a resource for the center by participating in functions when able, acting as mentors for the center to confer their years of experience for the benefit of the center, and serving as goodwill ambassadors for the center. Their honorary board status of emeriti board will serve as a reminder to the center and community of their commitment and dedication to ensuring that the Lee County community has this valuable resource. Dr. Gray-Vickrey has served on the board for 10 years during her tenure at Florida Gulf Coast University. She has offered invaluable contributions to the organization at first as advisory board chair and later as president of the board of trustees. She has given countless hours of time to help the organization become an essential resource for caregivers as well as lead the board through strategic planning to expand outreach and develop necessary resources to operate the center. She has also lent her nursing and dementia care expertise as a speaker for continuing education programs offered by the center. She and her husband Scott are members of the centers Angel Society. Dr. Gray-Vickrey is relocating to Texas this month to accept a position as Provost at Texas A&M Central Texas. Walk To End AlzheimersThe Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter is inviting community members to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimers Association Walk to End Alzheimers. Centennial Park will be the site of the walk on Saturday, October 22 with registration at 8 a.m. and the walk step-off at 9 a.m. Walk to End Alzheimers is an experience for 500 participants in Lee County who will learn about Alzheimers disease and how to get involved with this critical cause, from advocacy opportunities, the latest in Alzheimers research and clinical trial enrollment to support programs and services. Each walker will also join in a meaningful ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimers disease. Alzheimers disease is a growing epidemic and is now the nations sixthleading cause of death. As baby boomers age, the number of individuals living with Alzheimers disease will rapidly escalate, increasing well beyond todays estimated 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimers. In addition to the two-mile walk, there will be entertainment, food and beverages at this fun filled community event. There has never been a greater need for the citizens of Lee County to join in the fight against Alzheimers disease by participating in Walk to End Alzheimers, said Gloria JT Smith, president & CEO of the Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf coast Chapter. Funds raised will provide care and support services to the over 22,000 residents of Lee County living with Alzheimers, while also contributing to advancing critically-needed research. Start or join a Walk to End Alzheimers team today at walk. Dr. Peg Gray-Vickrey Our E-Mail address is


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PUZZLE ANSWERS SUDOKU Light Tackle Sport Fishing Tarpon Snook Red sh & More CAPT. MAT CAPT. MAT T T MI MI TCHELL TCHELL USCG USCG Licensed Licensed & Insured & InsuredC: (239) email: captmattmitchell@aol.comFISHING CHARTER CONTRACTORS 24/7 Rapid Response Line239-472-1888License # CMC056884 Honest Honest * Reliable Reliable * Dependable Dependable PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY COMPUTERS CONSTRUCTIONFROM REMODELING TO NEW CONSTRUCTIONNO JOB TO BIG OR TO SMALLCC Shutters Sales & ServiceAll Types of Hurricane Protection Including Impact Windows From Panels to Remote Roll Downs 239-691-9002 CGC 150-77-08IMPACT WINDOWS & DOORS/GLASS Windows PlusPGT Windows & Doors10831 Sunset Plaza Circle, Unit 107 Fort Myers, FL 33908 E-mail: windowsplusllc@earthlink.netLicensed & InsuredSCC131150832Phone: 239-267-5858 Fax: 239-267-7855 SWFL Window and Door SpecialistWindows PlusTREE & LAWN CARE Jesus Hernandez 482-7350 COMPUTERS/TECHNOLOGY SCRAMBLERS THE RIVER AUGUST 5, 201127 Alzheimers Caregivers Support MeetingsThe Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center offers monthly support group meetings for caregivers throughout Lee County and neighboring areas. The caregivers support group meetings include an opportunity for caregivers to meet others who are facing similar challenges and to learn more about Alzheimers disease and effective coping strategies. Select meeting locations feature a guest speaker as well as an informal time for sharing. Fort Myers Meetings Tuesday, August 9, 2 p.m. Broadway Community Church, 3309 Broadway Avenue. Wednesday, August 10, 9:45 a.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 9065 Ligon Court. Wednesday, August 24, 9:45 a.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 9065 Ligon Court. Topic: Developing a Preventive Safety Plan. Speakers: representatives from the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center and Project Lifesaver. Wednesday, August 17, 10 a.m. Fort Myers Congregational United Church of Christ, 8210 College Parkway. Wednesday, August 17, 2:30 p.m. Mt. Herman Baptist Church, 2856 Douglas Avenue. North Fort Myers Thursday, August 25, 2 p.m. Pine Lakes Country Club, 10200 Pine Lakes Boulevard (3.5 miles north of Shell Factory on U.S. 41). Cape Coral Meetings Thursday, August 18, 2 p.m. Gulf Coast Village, 1333 Santa Barbara Boulevard. Topic: Developing a Preventive Safety Plan. Speakers: representatives from the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center and Project Lifesaver. Sanibel Wednesday, August 24, 1:30 p.m. Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way. For more information on programs call 437-3007. Support Group For Families Of Long Term Care Facility ResidentsA support group specifically for families of nursing home and assisted living facility residents will meet on August 16 at 10 a.m. at the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, 10051 McGregor Boulevard, Suite 101 in Fort Myers. The focus of this support group meeting is issues, concerns, and questions families face as they cope with placing a loved one in a long-term care facility. The group is open to all interested families of nursing home or assisted living residents at no charge. For more information call 437-3007.


HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS WANT TO BUY FURNITURE FOR SALE MISC. FOR SALE AUTO FOR SALE FICTITIOUS NAMETHE RIVER AUGUST 5, 201128 PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICESResidential Commercial Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning Jennifer Watson 239-810-6293SR 11/13 N TFN Bob AdamsResidential Renewal ServicesHandyman(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors, etc.)768-0569 or Cell 464-6460RS 11/14 M TFN Licensed & Insured 25+ years experienceCOMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556.SR 10/3 B TFN HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047SR 11/13 B TFN DORADO PROPERTY MANAGEMENTHOME WATCH/CARE Full Range of Services Excellent Organizational Skills Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa 239-472-8875RS 10/1 BM TFN MUSIC INSTRUCTIONSIn piano, saxophone, ute. On Sanibel/Captiva or South Fort Myers. Quali ed, experienced teacher. Call 239-989-7799RR 10/8 CC TFN HOUSE CARE While you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. Call 395-1649.RS 11/12 NC TFN DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800SR 1/30 B TFN DOCK YOUR YACHT ON SANIBELPrime east end direct access dockage. Seawall, electricity, water, parking. Only minutes to the gulf! Call: 470-2866 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 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 For Only $12 Per Week Your ClassifiedCan Be Seen From Anywhere In The World!Send it to onto & click on Place Classified 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 239-395-4022 RR 7/29 BM 8/26 BABY SITTER WANTED239-580-8573 RS 7/29 BM 8/26 DOC FORDS RUN BAR & GRILLEIs currently accepting applications for bartenders, servers, and host/hostess. Please apply in person 9am noon or 3pm 4pm. 975 Rabbit Road, Sanibel. NR 7/29 BM 8/12 IMMEDIATE HELP WANTED!Looking for high energy, self motivated, friendly individual for part time sales. Must be available days, evenings, and weekends. Able to interact with customers, ring register, unpack shipment (lift 40 lbs). Please stop by store for application and to set up an interview. Butter y Beach, 2075 Periwinkle Way #44-45, Sanibel, FL 33957. 239-579-0172RS 8/5 BM 8/5 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 8/5 CC 8/26 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 8/5 CC 8/26 ANTIQUE CAR1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Big Block SS, red with white stripes. Price $5,700 used. E-mail for pictures 239-963-2619NR 8/5 CC 8/12 FOR SALEVintage 1940s mens solid wood knee hole desk with 7 dovetailed drawers. Good condition $500. Oriental rug runner (3 ft. x 8 ft.) jewel tones (deep red, navy, etc.) $400. Call 239-579-0597NR 8/5 CC 8/5 FICTITIOUS NAMENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under The fictitious name of SMALL JOBS LIFTING, located in Lee County, Florida, with an address of 15880 Summerlin Rd # 300-307, Fort Myers, FL 33908 has registered said name with The Division of Corporations of the Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated the 5th Day of August 2011. William DownesNR 8/5 PC 8/5


REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL SPACE VACATION RENTAL RENTAL WANTED 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 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. $54,000 NR 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 TFNTHE RIVER AUGUST 5, 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 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 $1,190,000FOR RENTSpace for rent. 2,100 sq. ft. Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call 239-558-5230.NS 7/22 BM 8/12 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. Dunes, Lake Front, 4BR + / 4BA $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 7/29 BM TFN PERIWINKLE PARK SANIBELFor Sale Trailer 10 x 30 Attached 14 x 20 lanai Landscaped Storage Clean Move in condition Call Bill at 727-207-5787NR 7/29 CC 8/5 ANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDMature couple (and one housecat) seeking 2 bd., 2 bath Sanibel home for annual rental. Approx. $1,100 $1,200 monthly. Excellent local references. Both work on island (VIP and Sanctuary Golf). 239-233-1067RR 8/5 CC 8/5 ANNUAL HOME RENTAL NEEDEDSanibel Family seeks Nice Annual Rental. 3+ Bedrooms, 2+ Bathrooms, Unfurnished. Landlord Foreclosure must move by 9/1/11. For Sale Properties Welcomed. Call Kerry 239-222-6669RR 8/5 CC 8/5 ANNUAL RENTAL IN THE DUNES3/2 UF, six month or one year lease. Asking $1,775. Immediate occupancy. Clean, close to bus stop, low utilities, great house. Call Dan at 239-470-1342 to view it.RS 8/5 BM TFN THE DUNES IN SANIBELWell kept 3/2 Home $1,700/mo + util, F or UF, Great for families or couple looking to spend winter season on Sanibel. 7 mo. min lease. No smoking. Prefer no pets. Janet 239-395-1718 NR 8/5 CC 8/5 WALK TO BEACH1 BR/BA. Female non smoker. Share house. $500/month includes utilities. One small pet okay. 239-699-8741.RS 8/5 BM TFN The River EMAIL:


Read us online at Read us online at Read us online at Read us online at SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 27 answer on page 27 If you would like your club/organization listed in The River Calling Card, phone 415-7732 Emergency...................................................911 Lee County Sheriffs Of ce...........................477-1200 Florida Marine Patrol.....................................332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol..................................278-7100 Poison Control....................................1-800-282-3171 HealthPark Medical Center.................1-800-936-5321 Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce................332-3624 Foundation for Quality Childcare..................425-2685Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce............454-7500 Fort Myers Beach Library..............................463-9691Lakes Regional Library......................................533-4000 Lee County Chamber of Commerce.............931-0931Post Of ce...........................................1-800-275-8777Visitor & Convention Bureau.........................338-3500 ARTS Alliance for the Arts.......................................939-2787 Arts For ACT Gallery & Studio......................337-5050 Art League Of Fort Myers.............................275-3970 Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall..........481-4849 BIG ARTS.....................................................395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre....................278-4422 Cultural Park Theatre....................................772-5862 Edison Festival of Light..................................334-2999Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade............332-4488 Florida West Arts..........................................948-4427 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers..........472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony...................................489-1800Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres..............481-8059 Naples Philharmonic.............................239-597-1111 The Schoolhouse Theater.............................472-6862 S.W. Florida Symphony.................................418-0996 Theatre Conspiracy.......................................936-3239 Young Artists Awards...................................574-9321 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Angel Flight...................................1-877-4AN-ANGEL Animal Refuge Center...................................731-3535American Business Women Association.............357-6755 Audubon of SWFL.........................................339-8046 Audubon Society...........................................472-3156 Caloosahatchee Folk Society.......................321-4620 Cape Coral Stamp Club................................542-9153 duPont Company Retirees ...........................454-1083 Edison Porcelain Artists................................415-2484 Friendship Force Of SW FL..........................561-9164 The Horticulture and Tea Society..................472-8334 Horticultural Society......................................472-6940 Lee County Genealogical Society.................549-9625Lee Trust for Historic Preservation .................939-7278NARFE(National Active & Retired Federal Employees)............................482-6713 Navy Seabees Veterans of America.............731-1901 Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL........................667-1354 Southwest Florida Fencing Academy............939-1338 Southwest Florida Music Association...........561-2118 Kiwanis Clubs: Fort Myers Beach.....................765-4254 or 454-8090Fort Myers Edison.............................................694-1056Fort Myers South..........................................691-1405 Gateway to the Islands.................................415-3100 Iona-McGregor..............................................482-0869 Lions Clubs: Fort Myers Beach..........................................463-9738 Fort Myers High Noon...................................466-4228 Estero/South Fort Myers...............................898-1921 Notre Dame Club of Lee County.................. 768-0417 POLO Club of Lee County.............................477-4906 Rotary Club of Fort Myers.............................332-8158 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society.....................472-6940United Way of Lee County.................................433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour).......211 or 433-3900AREA ATTRACTIONS Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum....................395-2233 Burroughs Home..........................................337-9505 Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium............275-3435 Edison & Ford Winter Estates.......................334-3614 Fort Myers Skate Park..................................321-7558Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium........321-7420JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge.........472-1100 Koreshan State Historic Site.................239-992-0311Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center..........765-8101 Skatium............................................................321-7510Southwest Florida Museum of History.........321-7430True Tours....................................................945-0405THE RIVER AUGUST 5, 201130




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