River weekly news
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FREETake Me Home VOL. 10, NO. 32 AUGUST 19, 2011From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Giant Canvas In Memory Of 9/11 Continues Its Tour Of AreaA large billboard-size canvas will travel all summer throughout Southwest Florida in honor of the Remember 9-11 Tenth Year event and the community is invited to be a part of this collaborative art project. Next stops are Fort Myers Fire Station #6, The Shell Factory and Lovegrove Gallery on Sanibel. The schedule is: August 18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fort Myers Fire Station #6, 4000 Veronica S. Shoemaker Boulevard, Fort Myers; August 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lovegrove Gallery, 1900 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 472-1900; August 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Shell Factory, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers, 995-2141. Artist Leoma Lovegrove has organized a community-wide art project to take place in the days leading up to September 11. She is escorting a canvas measuring 18 feet by 10 feet around the area. Members of the public are invited to paint the names of those who perished in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.continued on page 3Bookmobile Is Summer FunThe Lee County Bookmobile is a mobile service with over 25 biweekly stops in the community. The Bookmobile serves families who have difficulty getting to a library, children and teens in after-school programs, and many new immigrant families. It has stops in Bonita Springs, the Dunbar community, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres and Tice. The Bookmobile was very busy this summer. Many of the children we visited had nothing to do. They have limited or no transportation, no summer camp, vacation trips, or organized activities, so the Bookmobile was the highlight of their day, said Maria Palacio, outreach services manager for the Lee County Library System. The Bookmobile had 262 children and young adults participate in the summer reading program. Additionally the Bookmobiles regular stops, community events and summer programs recorded a total of 1,353 visitors during the month of July. A Bookmobile or mobile library is designed to hold books on shelves so that when the vehicle is parked the books can be accessed by readers. The vehicle holds over 4,000 popular items including fiction and non-fiction titles for children and teens as well as adult materials, magazines, Spanish titles, DVDs, and materials to help people learn English. Childrens books in both English and Spanish include titles for every age and reading level from toddler board books and picture books to beginning readers, chapter books, and a wide range of non-fiction titles. The Bookmobile serves an important segment of the population because they would not have access to all the wonderful and enriching items available at a library, said Sheldon Kaye, Lee Library system director. The current Bookmobile went into service in the fall of 2008. The service in Lee County started in 1964. For more information go to www.lee-county.com/library or call Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636). The Lee County Bookmobile Members of the public write names of victims on the canvasSponsors Sought For Celebrity Waiter Dinner Child Care of Southwest Florida is seeking sponsors for its third annual Stars for Kids Celebrity Waiter Dinner and Auction Saturday, October 8, to support the agencys mission and benefit a scholarship fund for low-income children in need of child care. Sponsorships ranging from $750 to $5,000 are still available for the event, to be held at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa. Individual tickets are $100 or a table of 10 may be sponsored for $1,000. The event raised $27,000 last year for scholarships. Tickets may be purchased by calling 278-1002 or visiting the website at www.ccswfl. org. NBC-2 Anchor Kellie Burns and Auctioneer Scott Robertson (who also is vicechairman of the charitys board of directors) will share duties as master and mistress of ceremonies.continued on page 17 Celebrity Waiters from 2010 included Mr. Incredible (Roger Mercado); Wonder Woman (Lisa Cronin-Miller) and Superman (Greg Frith)


by Gerri ReavesIn 1962, the $1.6 million Lee County Administration Office Building was completed on Second Street between Monroe Street and Broadway. The new building was connected to the rear of the 1915 Lee County Courthouse by the 40by 43-foot 1926 courthouse addition. The four-story structure brought a touch of mid-century modern style to the south side of courthouse square, white stone, blue-paneled ribbon windows, and overall impression of open design and horizontal lines. Perhaps nothing more than the Veranda Restaurant across Second Street comprised of two historic homes -provides a sharper contrast between old downtown and the post-World War II era. By the 1960s, the countys population and government were growing rapidly, so additional office space was always needed. The school board, for example, in its perpetual need for space, occupied about 8,000 square feet of the office building when it opened. A fifth and sixth floor were added in 1972. The building went up on the site of the old county jail at courthouse square, which had been created in 1889 when the county bought a bit less than two acres from Charles W. and Jane L. Hendry. The square was bordered, as it is today, by Main (then called Oak Street), Broadway (then called Garrett Street), Monroe, and Second. There, in 1894, the county erected its first permanent courthouse, a graceful frame structure facing Main. No longer would the officials of an up-and-coming county have to meet in rented quarters. Subsequently built on the square and just east of the courthouse was the first county administration building, a small one-story structure. On the square south side, where a much larger office building would rise in 1961, were the jail, the sheriffs small living quarters, and a building used to house county property such as mules, wagons and road equipment. Since 1961, the skyline surrounding the blue and white administration office building has gradually filled up. Looming to its west is the implacable Lee County Justice Center on Monroe. Walk to the south side of courthouse square to see the modern office building that replaced an historic jail as the swinging 1960s began. Then walk the short distance to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn more about the changing landscape of courthouse square since pioneer days. Be sure to see Mambo Man, a tribute exhibit to Pedro Cuban Pete Aguilar. For information, call 321-7430 or go to swflmuseumofhistory.com. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Also, be sure to explore 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 between 9 a.m. and noon to peruse the fascinating archives. Sources: The Lee County Courthouse Through the Years by Gordon Booch DeMarchi and the archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society. 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: press@riverweekly.com. 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: www.IslandSunNews.com 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 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And NowLee County Administration Office Building The four-story Lee County Administration Office Building was dedicated in January 1962 archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society The administration building was constructed on the site of the old county jail at courthouse square, facing Second Street between Monroe and Broadway. In 1972, two more floors were added. courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society THE RIVER AUGUST 19, 20112


From page 19/11 CanvasAt subsequent locations, different colors will be used for the victims names from the Pentagon and the last two airplanes. Last month 2,753 names from the World Trade Center were painted in red by the community at The Franklin Shops in Fort Myers and Red White Boom in Cape Coral. Iberia Bank and Dennison Moran gallery hosted the events for the names to be painted for United Flight 175 and American Airline Flight 11. In all, the more than 3,000 names will form the base of a painting of an American bald eagle. Lovegrove will be there to assist with the painting of the names. This project has become a gathering place where people share stories and reflect on where they were that day ten years ago. Monitors have been set up so you can view the persons name that was painted. The canvas will be completed by Lovegrove during Remember 9-11 Tenth Year at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre on September 11, beginning at 11:30 a.m. She and many others have partnered with her on this project to make sure that those who lost their lives are never forgotten and to honor those who conducted rescue efforts. Tickets are free and currently available by stopping by the theater ticket office. Members of the NYPD 1013 Local will take part in the event. Some of the names on the billboard-size canvas AUGUST 27th VEGAS STYLE*Attire, Photography, Videography & Momentos Included in Prepaid Packages To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 Ding Darling Society Offers Conservation Education GrantsThe Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), along with the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, has announced its sixth annual donation of five grants of up to $1,000 to Lee County Schools for conservation education-related projects. Schools may use the grant money to purchase teaching aids, books, and classroom materials; fund new classroom science projects; take field trips; or conduct work projects in the community. All Lee County schools are invited to submit environmental educationor sciencerelated unit proposals by Octiber 31. The five approved proposals will be awarded in December for projects to be completed by May 2012. With environmental education funding being cut throughout the school district, continued on page 18 Students from Lexington Middle School work on a native plant restoration project funded by a 2011 Ding Darling Wildlife Society grant 3 THE RIVER AUGUST 19, 2011


THE RIVER AUGUST 19, 20114 Kiwanis Learn About HOPE ClubhouseSusan Tew and Debra Webb, chairman of the board and executive director respectively of HOPE Clubhouse of Southwest Florida, Inc., were the guest speakers at the Gateway to the Islands Kiwanis Clubs August 9 meeting. Founded in Lee County in 2007, HOPE Clubhouse is a community of people organized to support individuals living with the effects of mental illness. Through participation in a clubhouse, members are given opportunities to rejoin the worlds of friendship, work, employment and education. Membership is open to anyone with a history of mental illness. Although the first clubhouse was started more than 50 years ago and has been replicated more than 350 times around the world, the clubhouse concept is still a radically different way of working in the field of community mental health. Most program models still focus on assessing a persons level of disability and limiting the expectations based on that assessment. In a clubhouse the expectations are high and mutual work, satisfying relationships and meaningful opportunities in the community are the vehicles of choice. In the clubhouse, there are no clinical therapies or treatment-oriented programs and members participate as they feel ready and according to their individual interests. The term clubhouse communicates the message of membership and belonging. Members are seen as valued participants, not patients. Clubhouses are built upon the belief that every member can sufficiently recover from the effects of mental illness to lead personally satisfying lives. The daily activities are organized around a structured system known as the work-ordered day, which parallels the business hours of the working community. Participation is voluntary but all members are encouraged to work in areas including clerical, reception, food service, transportation, outreach, education and financial services. For more information about HOPE Clubhouse, visit www.hopeclubhouse.org. Gateway to the Islands Kiwanis Club meets every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at First Watch restaurant on McGregor Boulevard. Guests are always welcome. For details on joining the Gateway to the Islands Kiwanis Club, or any of the other 16 Kiwanis Clubs in Lee County or LaBelle, call Viki or Terry Luster at 4153100 or visit www.kiwanisgtti.com. O And A Negative Blood Urgently NeededLee Memorial Blood Centers is appealing to the community for O Negative and A Negative blood donors to donate as soon as possible. Since O Negative is the universal blood type, it is transfused into a patient who needs immediate attention in a trauma or continued on page 5 Local Restaurants Get KudosNine restaurants in The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel won an Award of Excellence in the August edition of Wine Spectator. They are the Gasparilla Inns Main Dining Room and Temptation in Boca Grande; Angelinas Ristorante and Chops City Grill in Bonita Springs; Keylime Bistro on Captiva Island; Blue Water Bistro and Ruths Chris Steakhouse in Estero; and Bayfront Bistro and The Sandy Butler on Fort Myers Beach. RESERVATIONS ANDDIRECTIONS:239482-6765EXT.117650 SANCARLOSBLVD. Fort Myers Beachwww.SandyButler.com 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! IF OUR SEAFOOD WERE ANY FRESHER, WE WOULD BE SERVING IT UNDER WATERTHE LAZY FLAMINGOBeautiful Downtown Santiva 6520-C Pine Avenue472-5353LAZY FLAMINGO 2Beautiful Downtown Sanibel 1036 Periwinkle Way472-6939LAZY FLAMINGO 316501 Stringfelllow Road Bokeelia 283-5959LAZY FLAMINGO 412951 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers 476-9000 G R I L L R A W B A R SEAFOOD Town Hall Meeting On Wastewater Diversion ProjectA town hall meeting will be held on Monday, August 22, 6 to 7 p.m., at the Lee County Commission Chambers located at 2120 Main Street in Fort Myers to update the community on the Waterway Estates Wastewater Diversion project. During the town hall meeting, Commissioner Tammy Hall and Lee County Utilities Director Pamela Keyes, PE will outline the reasons for the project, describe the impact to residents, present timelines, provide emergency contact information and respond to related questions. The meeting is open to the public and registration is not required. The purpose of the project is to divert all sewer flows from the Waterway Estates sewer service area to the Del Prado Wastewater Treatment Facility currently owned by the Florida Governmental Utility Authority. The project will require adjustments to the sewage pipes along the diversion route, which will result in construction in front of the homes and businesses along the planned route. Construction is scheduled to begin in September 2011 with the goal of completing the diversion by September 2012. Congressman Mack Announces Town Hall Congressman Connie Mack announced that he has opened registration for his town hall meeting to take place on Monday, August 22 at the Harborside Events Center, 1375 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mack voted against the nations shortterm debt deal because he said it did little to stop reckless spending and financial irresponsibility. What was passed was a scheme, not a solution to Washingtons spending problem, he argued. With the recent launch of The Mack Penny Plan, aimed at putting the country on a path to greater economic freedom by bringing the federal budget into balance by 2019, Mack believes he has presented a real solution to the real problems Americans are facing. The plan is to eliminate one penny out of every federal dollar spent. The Mack Penny Plan has been recieving local and national media coverage, and presently has the support of more than 50 cosponsors in the U.S. House; the backing of the Republican Study Committees 103 Members, and five key U.S. senators. Congressman Connie Mack


5 THE RIVER AUGUST 19, 2011 Photographer Displays Wild Images In Commission OfficeThis month Geoff Coe will be displaying a collection of Wild Images Florida in Lee County Commissioner Tammy Halls District 4 Office at the Old Lee County Courthouse. The display includes framed photographs of Lee Countys birdlife in its natural habitat. The work will be on display until September 23. Commissioner Hall supports local artists by giving them an opportunity to display their artwork in her Fort Myers office. The public is welcome to stop by and view the work and learn more about the artist. Call 533-2226 to confirm office hours for viewing. The arts are an important part of the cultural and development of our community says Commissioner Hall. I believe that government can play an important role in public awareness, developing the use of public spaces for display and interaction of art, and for the encouragement and commitment of continued financial support both public and private of all the arts. Local artists are featured every six weeks. Commissioner Halls office is on the first floor of the Old County Courthouse, 2120 Main Street in downtown Fort Myers. Rib Rockin Rodeo Will Mark 9/11AnniversaryThe Communications Training Team of the Lee County Sheriffs Office is hosting the 2011 Rib Rockin Rodeo Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11. The weekend will feature four events, honoring local heroes and remembering the lives lost on 9/11. Participants will also pay tribute to the men and women in the armed forces. Saturday, September 10 is the 3rd annual 911 Appreciation Ride. Registration will be at Fort Myers Harley Davidson store beginning at 9 a.m. with the last bike out at 11 a.m. Prizes and food specials will be available. Sunday, September 11 is the Local Heroes Parade from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The parade will pay tribute to local heroes in public safety. Law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services and emergency communications will be represented. Local military heroes, Veterans of Foreign Wars, ROTC, Scouts and others will also be featured. The one-mile route begins at Page Field Commons, heading north on Cleveland Avenue to Colonial Boulevard. It will continue eastbound down Colonial Boulevard, ending at Fort Myers Harley Davidson. A Heroes Tribute Ceremony will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Special guest speakers will lead the ceremony focusing on the roles of our local and national heroes and their contributions to society and American pride. We will remember those who paid the ultimate price serving our communities and fighting for our freedom. The Rib Rockin Rodeo will be from noon to 5 p.m. and will be open to the public. Teams will compete in a rib cookoff, representing public safety teams, amateur teams and restaurants. Ribs will be judged in various categories, while the community will select The Peoples Choice. The afternoon will feature performances by One Night Rodeo, recent winner of Great American Country and Music Nations Next GAC Star Competition. The band has opened for Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban and Montgomery Gentry. The afternoon event will also include raffles, vendor booths and food. In honor of the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, the Communications Training Team of the Lee County Sheriffs Office will conduct the Harley-4-Heroes raffle. The prize is a 2011 Harley Davidson Sportster. The tickets are $50 each. Proceeds from the raffle will be donated to charitable organizations that support local public safety training and local military family support services. Local businesses and organizations are asked to help with the cost of staging the events. Contact Christine Hodges, communications training coordinator, at 4771213 or Sue Rauch, communications training assistant, at 477-1222 if you can help. Geoff Coe Photo by Geoff Coe YouTube Video Contest WinnersA tribute to the Fort Myers Miracle, a scenic nature tour of Lakes Regional Park and a North Fort Myers hike were among the featured videos that garnered awards in Lee County Parks & Recreations first YouTube video contest. The contest for amateur videographers resulted in three winners: Christine Lisiecki of Cape Coral, Robert Tillotson of Cape Coral, and Lindy Smith of North Fort Myers. The trio will each receive a one-year parking sticker valid at Lee County Parks & Recreations beaches, boat ramps and regional parks. View their videos on Lee County Parks & Recreations YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/LeeParksandRec or go to www.leeparks.org and click on videos. Even though the contest has ended, patrons still can create and submit videos that show them enjoying parks and recreation sites. Be sure to include the name of the park or facility and what you like about it. Lisieckis footage shows serene wildlife and native plants at Lakes Park, often called the Central Park of Lee County. In Tillotsons video, their 16-year-old daughter plays an enthusiastic tour guide of her favorite stadium and minor league team, the Fort Myers Miracle at Hammond Stadium. Smith joined teens in a summer camp to film Nordic Walking, which is fitness walking with special poles. Blow-Out Book Sale At LibraryA n end of summer book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Fort Myers Library, will take place Saturday, August 27, in the Library Meeting Room from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. As many books as you can fit in a bag costs $3, with shopping bags provided. The sale helps support the library programs and services. The library is at 2050 Central Avenue, Fort Myers For additional information, call 5499625 or log onto www.fortmyersfriends. org. From page 4Blood Donationsemergency situation. Since Lee Memorial Hospital serves a 5-county radius, blood and blood products need to be readily available not only in the trauma center but also to treat cancer patients, premature babies, anemia and other conditions. Lee Memorial Blood Center is the sole supplier of all blood products for Lee Memorial Health System hospitals and no blood is ever exported out of the area. Though the urgent need is for negative blood, all types are welcome as 800 units of blood are used each week to serve the community. Call343-2333 to find a blood center or blood drive near you or visit http:// www.leememorial.org/bloodcenter/index. asp for more information. O l d F a s h i o n e d Old FashionedEdisons Edisons$ 6. 9 5 $6.95Lunches for Lunches forServed 11am-4pm Everyday of the WeekEdisons Famous Happy HourHalf Price House Brand Cocktails, Domestic Draft Beer and Wine Everyday 11am-8pmFree Range Chicken Caesar Salad Moonlight Garden Wedge Salad Fresh Seasonal Vegetable Panini Hot Pressed Havana Cuban Corned Beef on RyeMake it a Reuben add $2.00The Chicken Philly Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich The Edison Black Angus Burger Atlantic Fried Fish Sandwich Chicken Salad Sandwich Minas Homemade Meatloaf Chicken Pot PieAll Sandwiches Served with Your Choice of French Fries or Coleslaw Cup of Soup House Salad Half SandwichYour Choice of Two!


THE RIVER AUGUST 19, 20116 Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene1223 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays Snow Crab Legs, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge2 for 1 DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine 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 301dogsplayhere.com 931-3647 SNAP LITES WIGS & ACCESSORIESWhere the possibilities are endless....50% Off Select Styles1609 Hendry Street, downtown Ft Myers Open Tues Sat from 10am 4pm Open Later by Appointment239.337.1328 Hortoons June Visitor Spending Was UpIn June, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel hosted 334,800 visitors, who spent about $174.8 million, Davidson-Peterson Associates reported last week to the Lee County Tourist Development Council. Total visitation decreased 18 percent from June 2010, but the number of visitors staying in paid accommodations increased 20 percent; total expenditures increased 7.3 percent. Year-to-date, visitations are 0.4 percent above last year, and estimated total expenditures jumped 17 percent over the same period last year. For the first half of 2011, estimated total expenditures are up 15.9 percent over 2010. Some 473,332 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport in June a decrease of 0.7 percent compared to June 2010. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 5.4 percent from the same period last year. Superior Small Lodgings NamedThe Florida Superior Small Lodging Association (SSL) recently announced 23 Lee County hoteliers who have successfully qualified for the distinguished SSL statewide hospitality recognition program designation. On Fort Myers Beach: Beach Shell Inn*, Harbour House at the Inn*, Manatee Bay Bed & Breakfast*, Matanzas Inn, Silver Sands Villas*. On Sanibel and Captiva: Anchor Inn & Cottages*, Blue Dolphin*, Gulf Breeze Cottages*, Mitchells Sand Castles*, The Palm View, Sandpiper Inn, Shalimar Resort*, Signal Inn*, Sunshine Island Inn*, Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages, Waterside Inn on the Beach. Elsewhere in Lee County: Bokeelia Tarpon Inn*, Bridgewater Inn, Casa Loma, Fountain Motel*, Legacy Harbour Hotel & Suites, Tarpon Lodge*, Two Fish Inn. Denotes properties that scored 100 percent for all components of the housekeeping inspection and receive the White Glove Award. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com 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


7 THE RIVER AUGUST 19, 2011 September Kids Classes OfferedFollowing are the September Kids Classes offered at Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center, 16760 Bass Road in Fort Myers. Arts & Crafts & Ball Skills Session starts Wednesday, August 31 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. This class offers an arts and crafts project that can be taken home along with learning a new ball skill each week. Children will have a wonderful opportunity to interact and share along with improving their motor skills. This class is $20 for four classes. Limit 12 participants, ages three to six. Registration is required. For more information call Kristie at 432-2154. Peewee Picasso Session starts Friday, September 2 from 10 to10:45 a.m. If painting is your preschoolers passion, then join this class and let your child create and well worry about the mess. Followed by a group game and snack. This class is $20 for four classes. Limit 12 participants, ages three to six. Registration is required. For more information call Kristie at 432-2154. Kids Yoga Session starts Friday, September 2 from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Cooperative games, theme activities, storytelling, and music, engage the natural energy and enthusiasm of the child. Classes explore yoga poses, breathing exercises, visual imagery and relaxation techniques while conveying lessons in self-expression, body image, social skills, positive thinking, and environmental awareness. This class is geared to children ages three to seven; however, it is open to all ages. Parent participation is optional. This class is $28 for four classes. Limit 20 participants. Registration is required. For more information call Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center at 432-2154. Art of the Samurai Session starts Tuesday, August 23 from 7 to 8:15 p.m. This form of Japanese sword fencing will teach the moves of the Samurai. This is a non-contact sport where you work in pairs. Because of the intensity of this class, you can tone your entire body. Ages 16 and older. This class is $48 for four classes. Limit 20 participants. Registration is required. For more information call Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center at 432-2154. Republican Women LunchLee Republican Women will meet Monday, September 12. Social hour begins at 11:15 a.m. with lunch and program to follow. The location is the Hilton Garden Inn-Fort Myers at 12601 University Drive. Admittance is $16.00 all inclusive. For reservations, call 432-9389 or email cindylignelli222@ gmail.com. Septembers speaker is Sharon Day, co-chair of the Republican National Committee. Contact for the Lee Republication Woman is Michele Duryea, president, at michelemduryea@embarqmail.com or 280-7653. Returning Vet Presents Flag To SupportersOn August 15, Dr. Charles Boggs, a veteran army officer and local surgeon with Associates in General & Vascular Surgery presented an American flag to supporters who sustained him and his fellow soldiers during a recent deployment to Afghanistan. Boggs served in Afghanistan in the field as a trauma surgeon. During his deployment, surgical staff provided useful medical supplies and the Lee Memorial Health System Military support program sent care packages filled with hygiene items, socks, toilet paper, food, magazines, and newspapers. To thank everyone for their support, Boggs will be presenting them with a framed American flag at an informal ceremony. The flag is a source of pride for all Americans so it is especially meaningful to present this one to those people who were so supportive of me and the other military personnel who serve under it, says Boggs. Participating in the presentation with Boggs will be HealthPark Medical Center surgical staff and Kim Gaide, military support coordinator for Lee Memorial Health System. Call To ArtistsArt Walk Fort Myers is looking for vibrant, accomplished artists to set up in downtown Fort Myers to sell their work for Art Walk Fort Myers Saturday Art Fair. The downtown gallery committees will jury this fair. Artists must submit three to five images of the art they will be selling. Art will line the sidewalks on First, Dean, and Lee streets in downtown Fort Myers. Art lovers will be looking for affordable fine art, jewelry, ceramics, designer wear and unique gifts of all kinds. Vendors will have their choice of placement on a first-come basis for the 50-plus spots on the sidewalks. The event is free to the public and will be well publicized. The Saturday Fort Myers Art Fair is held the Saturday after the first Friday Art Walk, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each month from October to April. The fee to artists for a spot will be: one month, $60; two months, $110; three months, $150; four months, $180. Sign up for all of October through April for $200. Deadline to sign up is September 29. Contact Claudia at cgoode@actabuse. com or call Arts for ACT Gallery at 3375050 for more information. Rotary Gives To Quality Life CenterBob Sheehan, president of the Rotary Club of Fort Myers, presented Abdul Haq Muhammed, founder and executive director of Quality Life Center, a check for $11,500 representing a portion of the proceeds from its June 18 inaugural Rotary Cup Golf Tournament at Shell Point Golf Club. Part of the funds also went to a new Rotary initiative and the clubs local trust fund that supports charitable causes throughout the year. Quality Life Center of Southwest Florida, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing services in education, youth enrichment, personal and community development, and social services for at-risk youth and families since 1992. Its programs and services cultivate positive self-development, teach self-discipline, build confidence and promote nutritional and cultural awareness to strengthen its families and the community. Ninety cents of every donated $1 goes directly into their programs. For more information, visit http://www.qualitylifecenter.org or call 334-2797. The 89-year-old Rotary Club of Fort Myers is the oldest Rotary International chapter in Southwest Florida and has a rich history of community service. It has nearly 200 members, who include many of the areas leading business professionals. Meetings are held every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Royal Palm Yacht Club, 2360 West First Street, Fort Myers. For more information, call 332-8158 or visit www. RotaryFortMyers.org. From left, John Kimbell, Bob Sheehan, Martin Haas and Abdul Haq Muhammed DELIVERY SPECIAL BUY 2 BURRITOS GET 1 FREE Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATERCall for departure time 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Boca Grande Cruise 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians


THE RIVER AUGUST 19, 20118 Along The RiverThe Sandy Butler has been awarded the prestigious Wine Spectator 2011 Award of Excellence. Boasting an upscale gourmet market and 150-seat restaurant, the Sandy Butler offers authentic specialty foods and the finest culinary products in a unique and upscale atmosphere. The gourmet market features an inventory of 2,350 wines, 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, Its exclusive line of authentic products includes 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. The Sand Bar features a sophisticated, spacious bar for cocktails and appetizers. The Sandy Butler also offers catering service and private dining. 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 sandybutler.com. Explore the hidden world beneath the waves with Scubavice Diving Center in Fort Myers. Beginners can earn their Open Water Scuba certification with classroom instructions and sessions in the shops pool. Experienced divers can obtain Advanced Open Water, Nitrox and Rescue certifications. Instructor Ramiro Palma teaches all levels of diving to National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) and Scubavice standards. Regular spiny lobster season is always August 6 through March 31. If you are booking a trip to the Florida Keys to catch your own, Scubavice carries quality gear for rental and purchase. The dive center also organizes dive trips to Venice Beach, Pompano Beach and Lake Denton. Scubavice Diving Center is located at 12600 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. Call 481-4733 or go to scubavicedivers.com. On Sunday, August 21, the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties is holdng a Jewish book sale on from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All the books are new books published in 2010 and 2011. The books are on a variety of topics and some are not yet available in the book stores. Books will be priced up to $10 each. Proceeds from the sale help fund the Jewish Federations 17th annual Jewish Book Fair in November and December, where 14 authors from the US and Canada will speak at seven events in Lee and Charlotte counties. For more information, go to www.jewishfederationlcc.org or call 481-4449 extension 3. Theres a beach party every weekend at Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery. Nellies serves lunch, dinner and snacks from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eat inside in air-conditioned comfort or outside on their expansive patio overlooking the water. Live music and happy hour is all day every day, upstairs at Uglys Waterside Bar. 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. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery is located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach in the historic Baywalk district. Go to nervousnellies.net. Call ahead seating is available at 463-8077. Florida lobster season is here. Learn how to catch your own at Scubavice Diving Center. Arrive at Nervous Nellies by car or boat. Be sure to bring your friends! Please visit our River Weekly News online advertisers at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page. Dorothy Rodwell, LMFTLicensed Psychotherapist11615 Chitwood Drive, Suite 120 Fort Myers239-851-7166 Helping you liberate your mind and go where you are joyful 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 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


9 THE RIVER AUGUST 19, 2011Child Care Agency Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of Career EducatorFriends and co-workers from as far away as Tennessee and Colorado celebrated the 30th anniversary of Dr. Marjorie Wilson with Child Care of Southwest Florida July 15. About 50 people attended a surprise luncheon in Wilsons honor at Edison State College, where Wilson currently is an adjunct professor teaching early childhood courses. She also continues to work with Child Care of Southwest Florida as an instructor of the Florida Child Care Professional Credential. Wilson first joined Child Care of Southwest Florida as an education consultant in 1981, but quickly became the education director for the nonprofit agency for most of her career, supervising the work of 20 early childhood educators. Nancy Coker, operations director of Child Care of Southwest Florida, said thousands of Southwest Florida children received their early childhood education during Wilsons tenure as education chief at the not-for-profit organization. She received her bachelors degree from Wellesley College in Boston, her masters degree from Boston University and her doctor of education degree from Nova Southeastern University in Miami. Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc., is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to providing high-quality child care services throughout Southwest Florida. The agency provides child care for 700 children from infancy through age eight at its six nationally accredited child care centers throughout Lee and Hendry counties. In addition, the agency conducts training for child care workers, and administers the federal food program in 14 counties for child care centers and family child care homes. More information is available at www.ccswfl.org. Nancy Coker and Marjorie Wilson Ann Wilson, Janet Wilson, Marjorie Wilson and John Wilson, seated Child Care of Southwest Florida Executive Director Beth Lobdell and Collier Child Care Resources Director Donna Philp Carol Gross, Elaine Schaeffer of Edison State College, Child Care of Southwest Florida Operations Director Nancy Coker Edison State College Child Care Center Director Martha Kebhart, former Child Care of Southwest Florida CEO Rhea Mike, and Dana Bennett 1626 Periwinkle Way Heart of the Island Shops Sanibel 472-0434 fax 472-8517 Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. 5 p.m.Hallmark Cards Boxed Christmas Cards Note Cards Gifts Albums Balloons CDs Party Supplies Gift Wrap Office Supplies Jim Shore and Willow Tree Collectibles Frames Plush Candles Candy Novelties All Holiday Cards and Merchandise Jewelry Books LAST CHANCE! ALL FIXTURES FOR SALE! STORE CLOSING STORE CLOSING 75% OFF 75% OFF ALL MERCHANDISE ALL MERCHANDISE ALL SALES FINAL CASH ONLYSTARTING FRIDAYAUGUST 19TH


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: allfaithsuc@embarqmail.com Website: www.allfaiths-uc.org 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 revtedalthouse@aol.com 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 www.spirituality.com and www.christianscience.com 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 www.fumcftmyers.org 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: messiahreformed.com 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: www.newhopefortmyers.org 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: peacecommunitychurch.com e-mail: peace1265@aol.com 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. MeditationInFortMyers.org. 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, www.smlcs.org Wednesday Fellowship: 5:30 p.m. Dinner $5, 6:15 p.m. bible studies Worship: Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.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 templejudeapreschool@gmail.com 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 19, 201110


11 THE RIVER AUGUST 19, 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 www.uucfm.org. 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 www.westminsterfortmyers.org 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. Bible Women Portrayed At ChurchLord of My Dance ministry, under the leadership of the Womens Ministry of First Assembly of GodFort Myers, will be presenting its newest production entitled Un-Named Women of the Bible on Friday, September 2 at 6 p.m. The churchs gymnasium, located at 4701 Summerlin Drive, will be transformed into a dinner theater atmosphere. The production, which was choreographed by Lord of My Dances founder and director, Audrey Seymour, highlights the roles of five outstanding, although nameless, women who are mentioned in biblical scripture. A diverse cast will exhibit several elements of the disciplines found in the performing arts, namely, music, drama, dance and poetry. The vignettes presented, will offer a provocative insight into the lives of these remarkable women, portrayed by cast members whose individual life stories parallel their own. Tickets are $25 per person. This includes a meal, catered by Chef, Mary Snyder, served one hour prior to the performance. For tickets, contact Audrey Seymour at 440-3574 or risendance@gmail.com or visit the Information Desk at First Assembly Ministries between or after services. RICHARD ELDEAN REECERichard Eldean Reece (Dick) died August 7, 2011, at the age of 82. He thanks everyone for helping to make his life a stimulating journey and learning experience. He had been a resident of Sanibel for more than a decade. Here, he pursued his lifelong love of nature, which he said had become almost a religion to him. Some of his favorite times were spent as a volunteer for the J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. He loved being out on the paths and drives of the preserve, counting birds and also sharing his knowledge with guests in the nature center. He was an avid reader and a regular patron of the Sanibel Library, which allowed him to follow his favorite contemporary authors as well as pursue his longtime interest in Carl Sandburg and Ernest Hemingway. Dick was enthusiastic about art and photography and auto racing, but was perhaps best known to his friends and family as an advocate for the civil rights and peace movements. His avocation, and sometimes full-time job, was as a professional jazz drummer. Dick enjoyed playing bebop, Dixieland, and straight-ahead jazz and the music of artists such as Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk. He also loved the folk music of Woodie Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Joan Baez. He enjoyed a long and rewarding professional career in special education and speech development in St. Louis, Eugene, Oregon, and Minneapolis. Richard was born May 30, 1929 to Carl Henry Reece and Bertha (Bock) Reece in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he spent his childhood. He pursued a degree in education at the University of Iowa and later at Iowa State Teachers College (now UNI). While in college he met and soon married a fellow Iowan, Agnes Roisen. They had three children together, Randolph William, Deborah Jeanne, and Richard Martin Reece. In 1967, Richard and Agnes divorced, and he later married his life partner, JoAnn (Golle). Richard and JoAnn enjoyed 43 years together as partners and best friends. Dick is survived by his wife JoAnn, brother Don Reece (wife MaryRae), sister Ellen Hynes (husband Jim), son Randy Reece, daughter Debbie Kleinow (husband Ed), son Rick Reece (wife Carol), grandson Richard Allen Reece, granddaughters Sarah Reece-Stremtan (husband Dacian), Mary Mundal (husband Tom), and Cara Reece, and grandson Jonathan Kleinow (wife Natalie), along with eight great-grandchildren, with two more on the way. A life celebration service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 10 at All Faiths Unitarian Congregation, 2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Ding Darling NWR: www.dingdarlingsociety.org or the Iowa National Heritage Foundation: www.inhf. org. Symphonic Chorale AuditionsThe Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida, formerly known as the Southwest Florida Symphony Chorus, is looking for a few good men and women, too. The group will hold auditions at First Presbyterian Church, 2438 Second Street, Fort Myers on August 21, 22, and 23, and is particularly interested in tenor and bass voices. The auditions are open to singers age 15 and older by appointment. Singers should bring two copies of a prepared vocal selection of their choice in any genre. In addition, singers will be asked to sing some vocal exercises and some unprepared selections. Times for the auditions are 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 21; and 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, August 22 and Tuesday, August 23. Call 560-5695 for more information or to schedule an appointment. The Symphonic Chorale rehearses at Canterbury School on Mondays from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Currently planned performances include works by Handel, Finzi, Beethoven, Dvorak, and Brahms. OBITUARY I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOTTELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... I CANNOT TELL A LIE...IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST... 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THE RIVER AUGUST 19, 201112 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISER Courteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 NEW M O T O R S ALE S REB U ILT P O WERH E A D S FA C T O R Y T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I / O'S MER C R U I S E R C ourteous Pro f essional Marine Repair S ervice Dockside S ervic e S ervin g Sanibel & Captiva For Lif e Your Bottom Your Bottom Specialist Specialist Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint PricesDave Doane BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island Kids And Sharks Go Together Like Kids And Puppiesby Capt. Matt MitchellRain almost every time out last week did not seem to slow down the fishing action at all. Northwest winds and the big high tides they brought had the redfish chewing well and, during the lower water periods, snook fishing around the passes and mouth of the river continued to be productive. I even got to do some shark fishing, which I have not tried for a few weeks. August is always a great time to be on the water with very few boats out. Add to that hit and miss rain and it was almost like having the whole sound to myself. There were a few other guide boats working the passes getting in on the easy snook action but once I left the passes to go redfish fishing there were hardly any other boats even on the most popular shorelines. Working mangrove islands between Maceiver Keys and Cork Key in the southeastern sound, every windblown shoreline seemed to have a few reds on it. I think all the rain has really pushed a lot of redfish out of the river as they seem to be in larger numbers than they have in the past few weeks. With the wind pushing the tide and making it move hard most days, I used a split shot slid all the way down to the cut pinfish. It seemed to make all the difference between hooking up and not even getting a bite. The split shot was just enough to slow the bait down and let the lazy redfish jump all over it. While mangrove fishing for redfish on the high incoming tide, we did also catch a few snook up to 30 inches. All were very dark in color, leading me to believe they are also getting pushed out of the river due to the six inches of rain we experienced in three days in St. James City. The mangrove snook bite was hit and miss but it was good to catch them somewhere else besides in the passes. This week I had back-to-back trips with father and son clients Chris and Christian from South Carolina. After the first day of catching lots of snook in the pass and then finishing up with a non-stop redfish bite, I knew that first trip was going be hard to beat. When I mentioned shark fishing for day two, Christians eyes lit up. With a cooler full of mullet, we headed out to the middle sound. Our first stop was between the south and west clam leases. It did not take long to have a couple of good runs but we just could not get a shark to stick. After about a half hour I pulled anchor and headed to the sure thing on a incoming tide, Rocky Channel. The bite was on right off the bat with blacktips up to five feet enjoying the easy meal of cut fresh mullet. One big blacktip made a 300-yard-plus run and we had to chase it down before we got spooled on the heavy spinning tackle. After a 20-minute fight to get the shark boatside, Christian was worn out and all smiles. Dad Chris just enjoyed watching and coaching his son as he caught shark after shark. We did keep one three-foot blacktip that they took home for dinner and Christian took home the head and jaws to have as a keepsake and to show to his seven-year-old sister. While heading in Christian told me it was the best two days fishing he had ever had, catching the biggest fish of his life. It must be all the shark week shows on TV because it seems to me kids catching sharks just go together like kids and puppies.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 captmattmitchell@aol.com. 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 press@riverweekly.com. Blacktip shark comes boatside Lee County Boat Ramp To Close For RepairsThe public boat ramp in Bokeelia on the north tip of Pine Island will close for repairs September 6 so Lee County Parks & Recreation can add cement slabs to the end of the two-lane ramp, which will make it easier for boaters to launch during low tide. The ramp called Lavenders Landing is scheduled to reopen October 1, if not before. Boaters can use the ramp, located at 7290 Barrancas Avenue NW, from now through Labor Day weekend. The site, which is managed by Tropic Star of Pine Island Inc., gives boaters direct access from a public ramp to Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound via Jug Creek. Parking is $10 daily; ramp hours are 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more information, call 283-0015. To find an alternative county ramp, visit www.leeparks.org, or view the Lee County Boaters Guide, www.lee-county. com, and entering boaters guide in the search window. For more project information, contact Lee County Parks & Recreation supervisor Joe DeBacker at 229-7367. Yacht Club Sets MeetingThe monthly meeting of the Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club, founded in 1953 and consisting of over 120 members, will be held Wednesday, August 24, at a restaurant in the Fort Myers Beach area. The location is yet to be determined. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is ordered off the menu starting about 6 p.m.. Potential new members wishing to attend are invited to call Commodore Tom Swanbeck for reservations and additional information, 292-6284. Learn more about the club at www.FMBYachtClub.org.


THE RIVER AUGUST 19, 201113 Plant SmartSausage Treeby Gerri ReavesTheres no mistaking a sausage tree ( Kigelia africana) during fruiting season, so perfect is the common name. This member of the begonia family bears grey-brown fruits that dangle in clusters of three from long stalks. Each sausage can weigh up to 25 pounds and measure two feet long. The fruit has thin skin and fibrous pulp. In the trees native tropical and southern Africa, the flowers are pollinated by fruit bats and hawkmoths. In South Florida, however, red-bellied woodpeckers, insects and human hands pollinate the large maroon trumpet-shaped flowers. The blooms have velvety interiors and produce a profusion of nectar sought by wildlife. Although beautiful, they emit an unpleasant odor. The trunk is short and squat, the canopy dense and widespreading, and the leaves leathery. If youve never seen the remarkable sausage tree, visit the former Florida champion tree at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates, which is 57 feet tall and 140 inches in circumference. The sausage tree isnt just a curiosity, but has many culinary, practical, and medicinal uses. The roasted fruit is used in making beer; the tough wood for shelves, boxes, and canoes; and the roots for dye, among other things. The plants pharmaceutically active compounds give it anti-oxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. Do not be tempted by the exotic fruit, which is a purgative that will blister the mouth and skin. The root systems can threaten buildings, paved areas and pools. Even one falling fruit can severely damage a car or injure a person or animal. Sources: kew.org, floridasnature.com, plantzafrica.com, edisonfordwinterestates. org, and biobotanica.com.au. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant, hurricaneand pest-resistant South Florida landscape. The sausage tree, a native of tropical Africa, has been planted in South Florida mainly as a curiosity, since the fruit is inedible Falling fruit weighing up to 25 pounds presents a hazard to people, animals, and automobilesphotos by Gerri Reaves Rain Barrel Workshop In Fort MyersJoin Florida Yards and Neighborhoods for its Rain Barrel Workshop and learn how rain barrels can collect water from your roof. Only a inch of rain on a typical roof will create over 600 gallons of water. During class, 55-gallon recycled barrels will be transformed into rain barrels during the class for students to take home. The benefits are clear: conserve water, prevent storm water run-off, and save money. The workshop takes place Saturday, October 29 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Rutenberg Eco Living Center, 6940 South Pointe Boulevard in Fort Myers. The cost per rain barrel is $45. Advance registration is required both to attend the class and to reserve a rain barrel. Go to http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu and scroll down and click on icon WebTRAC for moreinformation, or call 533-7514. Introductory Class To Florida-Friendly LandscapingJoin Florida Yards and Neighborhoods for an introductory class to learn the nine principles that guide Florida-friendly landscaping in Lee County. Taught by Lee County Extension Master Gardeners, each principle is explored in class, so students can apply what they learn to their own yards. Plant selection and placement, efficient irrigation, proper mulching, and techniques to obtain a beautiful and healthy yard will be discussed! The class takes place Saturday, September 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at the EcoLiving Center at Rutenberg Park, 6490 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers. The cost is $8 per household. To register go to http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu and scroll down and click on icon WebTRAC. For more information call 533-7514. This class is taught by Lee County Extension staff and Master Gardeners and is sponsored by Lee County Extension and the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Program. Voted as a Top 5 Best Breakfast in Florida By Southern Living Open 7 am 10 pm 7 Days a Week Breakfast t Endless Happy Hour Huge Kids Menu Outside Open 7 am 10 pm 7 Days a Week O p e n 7 a m 1 0 p m 7 D a y s a W e e k Voted BEST Family Dining We Pro ud ly y y y We P d dly Now Serving Fresh


THE RIVER AUGUST 19, 201114 CROW Case Of The Week: Eastern Screech Owlby Emilie AlfinoAn Eastern screech owl was found in the middle of the road on June 28 by William Egbert of Fort Myers as he headed home. I was going down a side street by my house and he was just lying by the road with his wing sticking out, Egbert said. I thought maybe something was wrong with his wing. Egbert drove by at first but when he checked his rear view mirror, it looked like the owl was having trouble, so he backed up and blocked traffic to prevent the little bird from getting hit. Using a towel in his truck, Egbert scopped up the tiny owl, laid him in his lap and drove home. He called a 24-hour veterinarian, who asked whether he could take care of the bird overnight which he could and then drop him off at the Eastside Animal Hospital on Palm Beach Boulevard, one of CROWs drop-off points, in the morning. I put him in a tupperware bin with a couple of towels, Egbert said. He was just a little guy so I put him in my lap. He was a little listless. He was a cute little guy. Dr. Amber McNamara observed that this owl didnt have a lot of external trauma, no bruising was noted, and there were no obvious wounds. Owls are one species whose anatomy allows us to readily see in their eyes and ears, which isnt true of most birds. There was no blood, which was good. But he was essentially recumbent, just lying down, Dr. Amber said. Given where the little bird was found, the doctor believed he was most likely hit by a car. It can be difficult, especially with adult owls, to determine if theyre just playing dead or really injured, Dr. Amber continued. Theyre very good at it, even the babies. Theyll just fall over. They instinctively know how to do it because its their defense mechanism. If the bird is playing dead, though, its usually obvious by the next morning. That held true with this owl, as staff could see he had some pretty major head trauma. He didnt want to stand and would sit in very awkward positions, sometimes with one wing sticking out at a strange and uncomfortable angle. His head would droop and he wasnt standing. We treated him like many of our trauma patients, with several types of pain medications, arnica and some fluids, Dr. Amber explained. He was very dull for about five days. The pain medication was continued and on the sixth night he ate a mouse. Even though he really wasnt as mentally aware as he could have been, he was alert enough to eat. Dr. Amber hoped that showed some progress. The owl continued that behavior for another couple of days, not as mentally aware as he could have been and not reacting to stimulus the way he should have been but he was eating, which was very much in his favor. We could feel his legs getting a little stronger now that he was eating even though he still wasnt standing, Dr. Amber said. We kept him in a small carrier for about a week. Then, since he was eating well, we decided to move him into a cage and offer him a perch for a change of scenery. Within 24 hours, he was up on a perch, which was great. The owl continued to get stronger and more alert over the next three days so his medications were discontinued but he was kept inside. Then on June 17 he went outside to an aviary, where he is now. He looks great: alert, upright he really has made a tremendous improvement, said Dr. Amber. I think hes probably about ready to be released. Dr. Amber believes this owl suffered some traumatic brain injury, probably from a car accident. We didnt see any outward wounds but it took almost two weeks before he was mentally and physically with it, she said. Often CROW staff has no idea not only how an animal was injured but even precisely what the animals injuries are, unless someone sees it happen. In this case, it was a likely assumption that the owl was hit by a car but still just an assumption. Its really hard and we do our best to make them as comfortable as we can and hope we can give them the time they need to improve, Dr. Amber said. When you start to see the little improvements the animal needs to make, thats what youre aiming for. 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. The Eastern screech owl now flies freely in his aviary, brought back from a traumatic brain injury by CROW staff 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. 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THE RIVER AUGUST 19, 201115 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 Shell Museum Develops Program To Keep The Kids BusyIn response to a need expressed by lodging partners throughout the county, The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum has developed a resort program called Children Play...Parents May? Family vacations are great, but adults may find themselves dreaming of a few hours to themselves. Maybe Mom and Dad have shopping in mind without the stress of assuring fragile gift shop objects will remain on the shelves. Perhaps a favorite book is calling, or a meal with just grown-up conversations.continued on page 27 Learning about live shells is a fun part of the resort camp Nursing Students Volunteer At Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Chrissy Lowery, a senior nursing major at Florida Gulf Coast University, is meeting her schools service learning requirement by volunteering several hours a week at the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. This summer she has assisted Public Programs Specialist Diane Thomas with camp crafts and has helped build the museums award-winning Fourth of July parade float. She also spends several hours a week in the main exhibit hall handing out information to visitors and answering their questions. Lowery recruited her friend, Nicole Marrero, another FGCU senior nursing student, to earn her volunteer hours at the shell museum. Marrero is also splitting her time helping with youth summer camps and working as an exhibit docent. For their training, the young women watched shell-related videos, took a guided tour, and received a comprehensive script containing facts about the museum and its displays. Ive learned a whole lot about shells I never would have learned before, Lowery said of her experience. Its interesting. I never knew there were so many different types of shells and so many types of mollusks and what they can do. Its pretty cool. Lowery said she enjoys meeting visitors from countries around the world and designing artwork with her young campers. I love crafts, she said. Its neat how you can make shell crafts; its pretty creative.continued on page 27 Nicole Marrero helps camper Erik Bravo with his craft Chrissy Lowery, right, and Anna Willis make shell picture frames


THE RIVER AUGUST 19, 201116 A Dark Comedy Premiere At Theatre Conspiracyby Di SaggauThe opening night packed house experienced a very unique and most enjoyable comedy during Theatre Conspiracys World Premiere production of Elsewhere. Directed by Producing Artistic Director Bill Taylor, the cast took the audience on a hysterical journey involving a young woman who will go to extremes for a little human companionship, a delivery man who is talked into moving in with her and a sister who shows up unexpectedly. Jenny Smith plays Celia, a woman terrified of living alone. It doesnt take long to figure out that Celia marches to a different drummer. She loves to talk and cooking, tons of it, calms her nerves. This is a woman with a very strange mission and Smith plays her to perfection. During a talk back with playwright Adam Szymkowicz, he said the play was written for three specific actor friends. I cant imagine anyone doing a better job in the role of Celia than Smith. Learning all the dialogue is a challenge in itself and her delivery of the many lines is truly amazing. She told the audience that having five brothers and two sisters made it easy for her to relate to sibling rivalry. Jordan Wilson plays Teddy, the delivery man who wants to be a painter. He pursues his dream after moving in with Celia, but he needs a muse to spur him forward. Along comes Amanda, played by Denise Scott. She is Celias older sister, the one who used to bury all Celias toys in the backyard. Wilson, with his wonderful facial expressions and timing, breathes life into his rather laid-back character. Scott also does a commendable job as the sister who threatens Celias romantic inclinations. It seems that Amanda, in the past, managed to snag just about every boyfriend who ever entered Celias life. Strange thing is they all mysteriously disappeared. The dialogue in this play is clever. At one point Celia leaves the room sayin, Im just going to practice playing the tambourine in case it becomes necessary. Thats Celia for you. She talks for the sake of talking and the result is very funny. Whenever she makes a demand of Teddy, and he doesnt quite agree, she says, Think about it. Teddy does a lot of thinking. Elsewhere plays with no intermission and a lot of quick scene changes. Theres a brief moonlight musical segment and a couple of bedroom scenes that add to the fun. If you like absurdly funny comedy with a few surprises along the way, I suggest you make plans to see this show. I found it thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. Elsewhere plays through August 27 at the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. For tickets call 936-3239. Jordan Wilson and Jenny Smith in Elsewherephotos by Theatre Conspiracy Upcoming Art Season Will Be Busy At Fort Myers Beach Art Association Plans are being made for the upcoming 2011-12 season at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association. Right now on Wednesday and Thursday mornings, find artists painting at the gallery getting ready for the first show of the season, Anything Goes, which kicks off on October 15 and runs to November 10. There will be sculpture, photography and collage along with paintings. This show is open only to members and is not judged or juried so offers the opportunity for new artists to participate. Exciting things are in the works for the 2nd Annual Paint the Beach... Sandcastles to Shrimpboats. A plein air festival in Fort Myers Beach. The call for artists has gone out around the country to bring plein air artists in to paint the town of Fort Myers Beach. Main sponsors Fish Tale Marina, Santini Marina Plaza and the Fort Myers Beach Art Association with contributing sponsors Holiday Inn, The Lighthouse Inn and Resorts, Smokin Oyster Brewery &, World Championship Sandsculpting are bringing in music and fine food to enhance the experience of the plein air artists. Artists will be painting around town November 14 through 17 and will present their work at the Collectors Preview Gala on November 18. A quick draw event will be held on Saturday near the tent. There will be bands, plays and art for all to enjoy. For more information see the website at www.fortmyersbeachart.com. Famous artists are coming to the beach to teach week-long workshops. Bridget Austin will hold a watercolor workshop November 14 to 18, then Rose Edin will teach January 16 to 20, and Carol Frye will teach February 13 to 17. Each artist will do a demonstration on the Sunday prior to her workshop. The art associaiton brings these artists of national note to the beach to teach at reasonable costs. Check out the website or call Karen Borden at 463-0343. Local artists also teach short workshops at the gallery each year. Kathryn McMahon will hold a class in Learning the techniques of Oil and Acrylic Painting on November 3 and 4. This will be followed by Pauline Healey teaching batik watercolor on December 2, and Sue Pink on February 2 and 3 teaching collage. All these classes will cost $50 per day. Neil Walling will again teach plein air painting for three mornings on February 23, 24 and 25 for $20 each. The art season at Fort Myers Beach Art Association will kick off with the potluck on October 27. Artists interested in the association are always welcome as guests. Watch for more information to follow. The gallery on Donora and Shellmound, Fort Myers Beach, is open 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays and Thursdays until mid-October when winter hours begin. For more information, call the gallery at ,463-3909 or visit www.fortmyersbeachart.com. Commemorative Painting To Be Donated To Firehouse Honoring 9/11This is a story with a perfect ending, which began when Claudia Goode, curator of Arts for ACT Gallery in downtown Fort Myers began thinking about things that might make Abuse Counseling and Treatments annual auction some money and create a bit of fun for the audience. Goode thought about having a group of artists create a large painting during the event. Immediately, she thought of five artists that have also been there for ACT, ACT Gallery and the community at large. These five artists were David Acevedo, Stephen Gray-Blancett, Jeffrey Scott Lewis, Scott Guelcher and Troy Thomas. When asked, none of them even hesitated; all of them agreed to help you in any way. The initial meeting was held at ACT Gallery and a theme was chosen. The artists agreed that it should be something patriotic. Ideas were thrown around and a flag theme was in the running to be painted. However, the theme of the auction is graffiti, so the flag idea was dismissed because the artists could not see changing the flag or graffiti painting it. With the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack next month, all agreed that would be the theme for the painting. The five artists agreed to paint three studies for the silent auction that would become mystery paintings. They all met at Lewis studio to paint the studies. All five artists painted on each of the studies, each jumping in when an idea or a technique came to mind. For the auction, all of the studies were wrapped in brown paper and placed in the three silent auction pods at the Arts for ACT Fine Art Auction. Auction bidders knew only that the artists were Avecedo, Scott, Blancett, Guelcher and Thomas. The mystery paintings created quite a bit of curiosity and even some bidding wars. The three sold to Jeff Lentz, Sheri Delaney and Laura Streyffeler. During the course of the auction, all five artists would go over to the painting and paint and/or turn the canvas. About one hour into the painting, it became clear that the painting was commemorating the 9-11 terrorist attack. Around 9 p.m., they decided that the painting was finished and the five would take it up on stage to auction off. Lewis came up with the idea that maybe the winning bidder would buy it and donate it to one of our local fire departments in honor of all the fallen heroes from the attack. The owners of Jasons Deli, Diana and Scott Willis, always ready to help ACT through sponsorships and donations, were the winning bidders for this emotionally charged painting. Diana Willis emailed Goode at ACT the Monday after the auction to tell them she was the winning bidder and was indeed donating it to one of the local fire departments. Her only wish was that she had bid on and gotten a mystery piece, because she and her husband both loved the painting and would have liked a smaller one like the studies. Goode immediately contacted the five artists to see if they could get together to create a piece for the Willis home. Of course, they all agreed and will be meeting at Lewis studio on Monday, August 15, to produce this piece for the couple. The Willises will in turn give the 60 x 48 painting, Remember 9-11, to a local fire station. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


17 THE RIVER AUGUST 19, 2011 From page 1Celebrity WaitersCelebrity waiters serve the meals and perform extra duties in exchange for additional tips. The waiter who collects the most tips from his/her table wins the coveted 2011 Most Appreciated Celebrity Waiter Award. We have an outstanding roster of celebrity waiters, who will be announced in the next couple of weeks, said Linda McNabb, development director of Child Care of Southwest Florida. And we already have some great auction items that I know everyone will be interested in taking home with them. The evening will include both silent and live auction items, including a twonight stay at the Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa and autographed sports memorabilia from the Minnesota Twins, Miracle Baseball and Miami Dolphins. Funds raised will be used to provide scholarships for low-income children to receive child care in the six centers operated by Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. and to support the mission of the non-profit agency. The agency provides child care for children from infancy through age 8. In addition, it offers training for early childhood professionals, and administers the federal food program for eligible centers and family child care homes throughout Southwest Florida. The agency must rely on donations and volunteer efforts from members of the community, corporations and foundations to build and maintain programs that make a difference to low-income children. Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc., is a United Way agency. For more information about Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc., or the Stars for Kids Celebrity Waiter Dinner and Auction, call Linda McNabb at 4251017 or visit www.ccswfl.org. Lee County Commissioner/Celebrity Waiter Ray Judah at last years event. NBC-2 Anchor and Mistress of Ceremonies Kellie Burns Auctioneer Scott Robertson 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! Loggerhead CayThis ground level condo is just STEPS AWAY FROM THE BEACH and offers pool and gulf views! Would make a perfect vacation home or investment as it boasts an excellent rental history. Community grills, shuf eboard, tennis courts and topnotch club house are just a few of the many amenities offered at Loggerhead Cay. This condo comes fully furnished and is located on the desirable East End. Offered for $529,000.Contact the Walters Team Tracy 239/994-7975 or Connie 239/841-4540 Island Beach ClubA special opportunity to have your own Up-Town Apartment located in one of Sanibels favorite Gulf Front Communities. This creative space amidst the tree tops offers luxurious living with some of the nest appointments. Open kitchen, sleek lines and furnishings, amazing bathrooms, doors, oors and glass throughout. Make this 2 bedroom, 2 bath residence the Sanibel Lifestyle destination you have always wanted.Enjoy competitive fees, the pet friendly atmosphere, elevator service, on site caretaker, beautiful pool and tranquil beaches. Offered for $529,000.Contact the Walters Team Tracy 239/994-7975 or Connie 239/841-4540 Sanctuary Golf ClubTop oor Ibis at The Sanctuary. Spectacular views overlooking the 9th hole tee, 17th green and lake. 10 ft ceilings, cherry hardwood oors, professionally decorated with beautiful Tommy Bahama furnishings, Murphy bed and window coverings. Master bath features include a skylight and marble oors. Pool is conveniently located a few steps from the elevator. Single car private garage with additional guest parking in front of building. Sanctuary membership is available but not required. Offered for $475,000. Contact Bob Berning 239/699/9597 or Ken Colter 239/851-1357 Tidewater IslandBeautiful old Florida style home in the private, secluded, gated, community of Tidewater Island. Etched glass front door, crown molding in kitchen and great room, thirteen foot ceilings, Chippendale style woodwork on lanai and front entry, rosette and uted trim in great room around triple sliding glass doors to lanai, 5 inch baseboard throughout, 100% wool carpet in great room, built-in book case in formal dining room, Brazilian cherry wood oor in master bedroom, cedar-lined storage under window seat in guest bedroom, additional storage above closets in both guest bedrooms, prewired(hardwired) for generator and security systems to be installed, all window coverings included. Unbelievable amount of storage throughout this home. 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Remodeled kitchen with stainless steel sink and faucet, new built-in cabinets in dining area with lighted frosted glass, great storage. new bath with jacuzzi tub. boaters delight. Dockage available $400.00 year rental. Direct access canal to Gulf, near beach. Enjoy easy access to Sanibel Causeway. Under building assigned parking and storage. BBQ, picnic area, canoe/kayak/bicycle storage. Tennis courts, laundry facility. Fabulous pool only a few steps away. Enjoy the outside porch. Offered for $274,900. Contact Marianne Stewart 239/560-6420 Send your editorial copy to:press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER AUGUST 19, 201118 From Florida Gulf Coast University To Major League Stardom In 15 Monthsby Ed FrankOnly 15 months ago, Chris Sale, the lanky left-handed reliever for the Chicago White Sox, was pitching here for Florida Gulf Coast University. What a difference these 15 months have had in the life of this youngster who has played a major role in the White Sox surge to within four games of first place in the American League Central Division early this week. The 6-foot, 6-inch southpaw was the first round (13th overall) draft pick by the White Sox a year ago, signing for a modest $1.65 million, low for a first-round selection. Although Sale was considered among the top left-handers in college baseball, his talent was questioned by some because he pitched for a second-tier school. However, after just two short stints in minor league baseball, Sale was called up by the White Sox within two months. And he has been a stalwart in the White Sox bullpen since. The 22-year-old has appeared in 45 games for the White Sox this season, pitching 54-2/3 innings compiling a 2-1 record and holding hitters to a .209 batting average. His combined ERA in the two seasons in the majors is a sparkling 2.42. As the week began, Sale had made nine straight scoreless appearances, including a perfect ninth-inning save, his fourth of the season, against the Kansas City Royals last Saturday. The media questioned both Sale and his manager Ozzie Guillen whether he was being overworked considering this is his first full season in the majors. I feel great, he said, adding that he is taking care of himself and getting help from the team fitness coach. And Guillen defended his heavy use of the youngster saying, We never overuse him. In the 2010 college baseball season, Sale pitched 102 innings for FGCU and then added 21 games and 23/ innings when called to the majors by the White Sox. Sale possesses a nasty curve ball, change-up and fastball and unquestionably has a great future in baseball that will add millions to his signing bonus in the years ahead. It has been a fast and amazing run to baseball stardom for this Lakeland native who was pitching for FGCU little more than a year ago. Pitcher Cole Nelson Assigned to Miracle in Detroit Trade With just three weeks remaining in the Fort Myers Miracle 2011 baseball season, left-hander Cole Nelson was assigned to the team in a trade by the Minnesota Twins that sent outfielder Delmon Young to the Detroit Tigers. The 6-foot, 7-inch Nelson, out of Auburn University, was a 10th round selection by the Tigers in the 2010 major league draft and had made 26 appearances this season for Lakeland in the Florida State League where he posted a 5-11 mark with a 4.87 ERA. The Miracle began the week with a second-half season record of 19-30 and essentially out of the post-season playoff picture. They were swept at home last weekend by the Palm Beach Cardinals and are on the road this week at Jupiter and Charlotte. Fort Myers returns to Hammond Stadium Tuesday for four games against St. Lucie which begins with completion of a July 1 suspended game followed by a regular contest. Of the 20 remaining games, nine are at home and 11 on the road. Proof Positive that Baseballs Drug Testing Program is Working If there were any doubts that baseballs drug testing program is working, just look at these facts: At the half-way mark of the current season, run scoring was at a 19-year low and the combined batting average of both leagues had fallen to the 1985 average of .253. Just since the 2000 season, runs per game were down 20 per cent and home runs plunged 31 per cent. Finally, just take a glance at the physiques of todays players and they appear as they did in the 1060s and 1970s. No longer do you see the bulked-up bodies of McGwire, Canseco, Sosa and Bonds. Chris SaleFrom page 3Education Grantsteachers and students are so grateful to receive our grants to fund special projects, said Doris Hardy, DDWS environmental education chair. Its an important part of the societys mission to educate and make future conservation stewards out of todays youth pool. For more information and an application, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org, scroll down to Inside the Society, and click on Teacher Grants; or contact Gary Ogden at 472-1100 ext. 233 or Hardy at hardydd@comcast.net. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, DDWS works to support JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuges mission of conservation, wildlife and habitat protection, research, and public education through charitable donations and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds. To support DDWS and the refuge with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org or contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566, 472-1100 ext. 4, or dingdarlingsociety@gmail.com. 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Golfing For CharityThe second annual Golfing for Charity benefit for the Harry Chapin Food Bank is Friday, October 7. This is an opportunity provided by SERVPRO, a fire and water cleanup and restoration company. The one-day tournament will be held at West Bay Club in Estero and will provide both financial support and food items for the food bank. The charity event is open to the public. The entry for each player is $100, which includes cart and green fees, two beverages on the course, and the Scoreboard Party following the tournament. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. All monetary proceeds will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Nonperishable food items will also be collected prior to the tournament. The event is being sponsored by Spectrum Contracting, Aquatic Systems, and Sherwin Williams. Other sponsorships are available. Registration and payment may be made by sending checks payable to SERVPRO of Collier County/Fort Myers South, 5605 2nd Street W., Lehigh Acres, FL 33917. For more information about the event, contact Shannon ONeill at 430-9300. Additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, contact 334-7007 or go to harrychapinfoodbank.org. FGCU Hosts 5K Fun RunThe Kleist Health Education Center at Florida Gulf Coast University invites the public to a 5K Fun Walk/Run event from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 17 on campus to help raise funds for future programming and transportation for school students in the Southwest Florida community. Early registration begins August 28. Registration information for this event can be found at: www.fgcu.edu/khec/ events.asp. The Kleist Health Education Center is an educational, not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting healthy lifestyles. Its mission is to cultivate life-long habits that empower individuals to make healthier lifestyle choices and reduce destructive decision making. Through the use of dynamic interactive educational programs, children and adults will begin a lifetime journey of healthy living. For more information about the event, contact MaryAnn Adams at 590 -7459. Baseball Game Outing To TampaJoin San-Cap Art League for a bus trip to see the Boston Red Sox take on the Tampa Bay Rays. Let us do the work as you sit back in your seat and enjoy all the sights and sounds of the game. Trip includes round trip transportation in a chartered bus from the Yacht Club Community Park, game ticket, parking and tolls, plus snacks and soft drinks and movie during the bus trip. The game is Saturday, September 10, and the trip lasts from 3:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Costis $59 per person. Everyone will meet at the Yacht Club Community Park, 5819 Driftwood Parkway in Cape Coral. The bus departs from the tennis courts parking lot at Cape Coral Yacht Club. Major credit cards accepted. Call 5740806 for additional information. Classical Music ScholarshipBIG ARTS is now accepting applications for the BIG ARTS/ Kenneth L. Nees Classical Music Scholarship Award. The major goal is to provide scholarships to highly talented high school and college students who plan to continue classical music training. Students who study any classical musical instrument, composition, conducting, or teaching are eligible. Applications are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, FL 33957, online at www.BIGARTS.org, on the About Us tab, or e-mail info@ BIG ARTS.org. All materials are due to BIG ARTS no later than Friday, September 2, to be considered for this scholarship. Ken Nees is a BIG ARTS volunteer who not only works in the office every day, but is also the chair of the Workshop/Classes Committee; he also has served several terms on the board of directors. He is a fan of classical music and is devoted to helping talented young musicians continue to develop their musical talents. BIG ARTS has several scholarship programs that are supported by generous donors. To learn more about establishing a scholarship fund to support your passion, and make a difference in the lives of others, contact Development Coordinator Kara Minoui at 472-9700. MENS LEAGUE MENS LEAGUE STILL ACCEPTING PLAYERS STILL ACCEPTING PLAYERS CONTACT THE PRO SHOP CONTACT THE PRO SHOP 19 THE RIVER AUGUST 19, 2011 Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER AUGUST 19, 201120 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Readers, As we begin a new school year, I would like to discuss resiliency with you and how to work with your children to help them become resilient individuals. Resiliency research teaches us to understand the factors that help children develop into mentally healthy adults, even if growing up in disadvantaged circumstances. All children have the same needs for care, competence, selfesteem, autonomy, and the other components of resiliency. Promoting Resiliency in Your Child Resiliency is essential to success. Resiliency gives us the ability to deal with lifes challenges and adapt to new or difficult circumstances in a positive, productive manner. There are a number of ways that adults can help children become more resilient. Be loving and supportive. Feeling cared for and safe builds resiliency in children. Foster positive attitudes. Help children believe that they can succeed if they try. Frame failure as a learning opportunity. Teach them to re-evaluate and adjust strategies that may not be working. Nurture positive emotions. Demonstrate and give children the chance to practice positive emotions such as optimism, respect, forgiveness, and empathy. Praise them for successes and avoid judgmental or harsh criticism for failure. Reinforce emotional intelligence. Listen to and validate childrens feelings. Label emotions in words they can understand. Teach appropriate ways to express positive and negative emotions and how to problem solve and deal with upsetting experiences. Develop their competence. Feelings of competence come from success in school and other activities. Ensure regular attendance and homework completion. Help them develop a menu of homework and study strategies. Encourage them to develop talents in activities they enjoy. Teach them to set realistic goals and obtain necessary resources. Promote positive social connections. Children need a variety of friends, relatives and adults with whom they feel connected. Different people meet different needs and having a social network helps children feel supported and learn to develop and maintain healthy relationships. Provide consistent clear expectations. Set, explain, and enforce rules and expected behaviors consistently and fairly. Encourage helping others. Social competence and resilience are fostered by helping others at home, in school, and in the community. Teach peace-building skills. Learning how to be appropriately assertive without being aggressive, standing up to bullies, and avoiding violent games and entertainment fosters resilience. Ensure healthy habits. Good physical health prepares the body and mind to be more resilient. Help children get good nutrition, adequate sleep, and exercise. Reduce stress. Controlling stress encourages resiliency. Practice positive stress control strategies such as meditation, controlled breathing, yoga, exercise, developing talents, and other relaxation responses. Adapted from Resiliency: Strategies for Parents and Educators, Virginia Smith Harvey, in Helping Children at Home and School II: Information for Parents and Educators, NASP, 2003. 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 smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. United Way Campaign Names ChairTom Uhler, founding principal of Uhler and Vertich Financial Planners and a United Way board member, has been named 2011-2012 United Way campaign chair. As chair, Uhler will lead the campaign of thousands of volunteers working to meet the $8,030,533 fundraising goal. I feel greatly honored to be selected as the United Way campaign chair. It is a big responsibility that I take on gladly and with enthusiasm because I believe in the United Way and what it does to strengthen our community, said Uhler. Uhler is a 35-year veteran of the financial services profession. He has been in leadership positions with several nonprofit organizations and has served on the board of the Southwest Florida Symphony and was board president for two terms. In 2010 Uhler was named Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Lee County Business Hall of Fame laureate. The United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades was established in 1957. For more information, call 433-2000 or visit www. unitedwaylee.org. Edison State College Foundation Board Of Directors Elects Vice-ChairTamara L. Surratt, owner and president of Legacy Family Office in Estero, was recently elected vice-chairman of Edison State College Foundations board of directors. Surratt, a wealth advisor, has previously served two terms as the foundations treasurer and Finance Committee chair, most recently from 2010 to 2011. The nonprofit Edison State College Foundation attracts and manages contributions from individuals, organizations, businesses and private foundations to promote higher education in the fivecounty region served by Edison State College. The foundation supports student scholarships, academic programs, and technology and facility improvements. Surratt works with high-net-worth clients throughout Southwest Florida to develop philanthropic, business and investment strategies. Her experience includes trust, fiduciary investment management and private client services. Surratt earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Florida Gulf Coast University, graduating with honors with a masters in business administration. She also serves on the Southwest Florida Community Foundations scholarship committee and is a member of the Womens Legacy Fund. Legacy Family Office is located at 23160 Fashion Drive, Suite 227 in Estero. For additional information, call 949-1982 or visit www.legacyfamilyoffice.com. THE TEAM LEADER WHO SAW A DISEASE STEAL HER MOTHERS PAST AND IS DETERMINED NOT TO LET IT TAKE HER DAUGHTERS FUTURE. alz.org/ 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 Tom Uhler, 20112012 United Way Campaign Chair Tamara L. Surratt Email your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


21 THE RIVER AUGUST 19, 2011Financial FocusWomen Business Owners Need Retirement Plansby Jennifer BaseyIf youre a woman who owns a business, youve got plenty of company. In fact, women own more than 10 million U.S. companies, and womenowned businesses account for about 40 percent of all privately held firms in the U.S., according to the Center for Womens Business Research. Clearly, the good news is that women like you are entering the small-business arena at a rapid pace. The not-so-good news is that you may be facing a retirement savings gap in comparison to male business owners.To get a sense of this gap, consider these statistics: According to the U.S. Small Business Administrations Office of Advocacy, 19.4 percent of male business owners have 401(k) or similar plans, compared with just 15.5 percent of women owners. The percentage of female business owners with Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) is about the same as that of male business owners but the men have more money in their accounts. The average womans IRA balance is about $51,000, compared with $91,000 for men, according to a recent report by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. Although these figures change constantly with the ebbs and flow of the market, the difference between the genders remains significant. One way to help close this savings gap, of course, is to set up a retirement plan for your business. But for many women business owners (and male owners, too), the perceived cost of setting up and running a retirement plan has been an obstacle. However, the retirement plan market has opened up considerably for small business owners over the past several years, so you might be surprised at the ease and inexpensiveness of administering a quality plan that can help you build resources for your own retirement and help you attract and retain good employees. With the help of a financial professional, you can consider some of the myriad of plans that may be available to you: Owner-only 401(k). This plan, which is also known as an individual 401(k), is available to self-employed individuals and business owners with no full-time employees other than themselves or a spouse. You may even be able to choose a Roth option for your 401(k), which allows you to make after-tax contributions that can grow tax-free. SEP IRA. If you have just a few employees or are self-employed with no employees, you may want to consider a SEP IRA. Youll fund the plan with taxdeductible contributions, and you must cover all eligible employees. Solo defined benefit plan. Pension plans, also known as defined benefit plans, are still around, and you can set one up for yourself if you are selfemployed or own your own business. This plan has high contribution limits, which are determined by an actuarial calculation, and as is the case with other retirement plans, your contributions are typically tax-deductible. SIMPLE IRA. A SIMPLE IRA, as its name suggests, is easy to set up and maintain, and it can be a good plan if your business has fewer than 10 employees. Still, while a SIMPLE IRA may be advantageous for your employees, its less generous to you, as far as allowable contributions, than an owner-only 401(k), a SEP IRA or a defined benefit plan. As a business owner, you spend a lot of time thinking about what needs to be done today, but you dont want to forget about tomorrow so consider putting a retirement plan to work for you soon. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Junior Achievement Of Southwest Florida Names Board Of DirectorsJunior Achievement of Southwest Florida has named its 2011-2012 board of directors. These individuals will provide leadership and support for local Junior Achievement programs, fulfilling its mission to educate young people in Southwest Florida about business, economics and free enterprise. Officers on the executive committee include: David Hall, executive vice president/ CFO of Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, as chair; Carl Howes, vice president/ controller of Pachira Company, as chair-elect; Gerry Poppe, CFO of Waterman Broadcasting, as second chair-elect; Tom Pitser, senior investment consultant of Robert W. Baird & Co., as treasurer; and Lisa Barnett-Van Dien, attorney with Cheffy Passidomo, PA, as secretary. Additional board members include: Betsy Alderman of Northern Trust Bank, Steve Brown of John Madden Company, Steve Bueltel of Dawson Companies, Mark Graves of Comcast Cable, Candis Loving of BlueCross BlueShield of Florida, Butch McGovern of Smith Insurance & Bonds, Charlotte Miller of Florida Power & Light, Kim Presanzano of CenturyLink, Hudson Rogers of the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University, William Price of McGarvey Development and Curt Todd of U.S. Trust. Chairman Emeriti include: Bob Bassett of BB&T Bank; Richard Durnwald of Northwestern Mutual/Durnwald & Associates; Constance Jones, PhD, of the School District of Lee County; Larry Medley of Wells Fargo Advisors; and Dilman Thomas of BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Co. Junior Achievement is the worlds largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Inc. provides in-school and after-school programs for students in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties that focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Today, 126 individual area operations reach 4 million students in the United States, with an additional 5 million students served by operations in 120 other countries worldwide. For more information, contact the Southwest Florida office at 225-2590 or visit www.JASWFL.org. Send your editorial copy to:press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER AUGUST 19, 201122 Dr. DaveWhats In Your Wallet? by Dr. Dave HepburnMy wallet is the happy home to a torn $5 bill, lint, my drivers license with a photo that would terrify small children and most pterodactyls, a ticket stub for Monster Truck Rally, a photo of Raminator the bestest truck of all, a Donna Summers Fan Club membership card, plastic, a receipt for a Raminator T-shirt and in a wee clear packet, tucked away near the lint, I keep some pills. Emergency pills just in case I happen upon a heart attack or a stroke, mine included. What is in that packet is a trade secret but I will reveal that of the three emergency pills I carry at all times, one of them is a statin. (To know what the other two are you must either send me $1,349 plus tax or go to www.wisequacks.org.) By now most of you know of statins, commonly referred to in playgrounds as -hydroxy-3 methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitors. But I will heretofore refer to them as statins, if you dont mind. Should one day you be wheeled into the ER in the throes of the common yet deadly heart attack or stroke, you will be given a statin immediately upon your arrival unless you happen to have been in my hockey rink and I happened to have remembered my wallet. There are those who feel that statins should be in the water. They are just that helpful with dealing with these two very common killers. But not always. As doctors we love to see you get high. We also love to see dense patients as we strive to be dense doctors, some denser than others, eh Sealey? HDL, High Density Lipoprotein, is a good... no its a GREAT cholesterol. It reverses cholesterol transport and gobbles and scavenges up the foamy cholesterol that lurks about your blood system hoping to form plaques that lead to clots that lead to trouble that lead to me opening my wallet and digging through the lint. HDL is the anti-Crisco. Those of you with naturally high levels of HDL (thanks to your genes) are fortunate. LDL. We despise the deadly Low Density Lipoprotein, the bad cholesterol. This is the main target of a statin. This is the anti-Christmas reunion. Those of you with high levels of LDL are unfortunate. While statins can help knock down LDL, they dont do much for HDL. For decades, medicine has searched for a way to help us elevate our HDL. Well... In fact, wouldnt it be great if there was a medication that could elevate HDL and lower LDL all at once! Well... Well, you read it here first folks. Finally there is! Every so often a medication comes along that has the potential to change medicine and our lives for the better. There are some journals that always catch a doctors attention. Anything with the word New England or Lancet on it means serious business. Anything with Teen Tiger on it means serious problems. The December 16, 2010 edition of The New England Journal reported on the results of use of a medication called anacetrapib. It astounded researchers by lowering LDL by 40 percent while raising HDL by a stunning 138 percent! It had a superb safety profile and those in the study on anacetrapib had significantly lower cardiovascular events than the others. A medical event is not a good thing like a Monster Truck event. Medical events include heart attacks, strokes or your canoe flipping over while youre navigating rapids that you were unaware were ahead of you as your buddy, Roy, who sat in the bow, forgot to warn you that the river you were about to canoe was a Class 3 river. But this is so New England Journal-excitable that large international studies are being conducted now. In fact, the only way you can get anacetrapib is if youre chosen for a study. Go take care of your cholesterols. Dont be dense, go get dense. 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. 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We are pleased to bring these two exceptionally talented leaders to our organization, said Larry Antonucci, MD, chief operating officer for hospital and physician services for Lee Memorial Health System. We are confident that their dynamic and capable leadership will be instrumental in shaping the future success of these hospitals. DeTillio joins Lee Memorial Health System from West Palm Beach where he served as chief operating officer at St. Marys Medical Center. Previously he served as chief operating officer at North Shore Medical Center in Miami. DeTillio holds a masters degree in public health from Harvard University and a masters degree in business administration from Vanderbilt University. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and served in the United States Army for five years. Kashman joins Lee Memorial Health System from St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri, where he served as the chief executive officer. Kashman has an extensive background in hospital management having served in leadership positions at Mercy Hospital Anderson in Cincinnati, Ohio, and St. Marys of Michigan Medical Center in Saginaw, Mich. Kashman received a masters degree in health administration from Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, and a bachelors in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Joshua DeTillio, Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives Scott J. Kashman, Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executivess Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, I dont have the time to be friendly with my neighbors. But the other day I was out gardening when a neighbor out walking her dog stopped to chat. She and her husband and his 13-year-old daughter moved into our neighborhood a year ago. This is a second marriage for both and she is miserable. He is now diabetic, has high blood pressure, is obese and is a miserable, abusive man. She said she entered into this marriage because she was lonely, never had any children and loved his three-year-old daughter. She became his daughters mother as her natural mother had died one month after delivery a suicide from post-delivery depression. She doesnt want to leave this darling child, but she is having a terrible time and she does not know what to do. I am old enough to be her mother and know that I lack the skills to give her the proper guidance. Could you help me to help her? Barbara Dear Barbara, I continue to be struck by individuals public faces versus private faces. I am firmly convinced that not all is what it seems and there is always more to the picture than what meets the eye. I do feel sorry for your neighbor. Listening to her issues does lend understanding to why second marriages are so very difficult or even marriages first, second or third that are entered into with unrealistic expectations. Counseling would be a good option for your neighbor, a professional who could assist her to sort out all of her issues and concerns. Pryce Dear Barbara, Many people young and old think marriage will solve their personal problems. While marriage may relieve some personal problems it can also set up a new set of problems. Her second husband seems like a very sick man and probably cant think beyond his own health problems to even realize or talk about her problems. She must decide for herself what is most important for her own happiness and going to a professional marriage counselor may help her come to the correct decision. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com.


PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. TELEVISION: What was the name of the airline company whose plane crashed in the television series Lost? 2. POLITICS: Who is the only person in U.S. history to serve as governor of two different states? 3. GEOGRAPHY: In what U.S. state would you nd Fort Donelson? 4. BIBLE: What famous biblical character survived a night in a den of lions? 5. HUMAN ANATOMY: What is the liquid part of blood called? 6. NICKNAMES: What is the nickname of the Indianapolis Speedway? 7. MOVIES: Who wrote the story that was eventually made into the animated lm The Iron Giant? 8. LITERATURE: The character of Mercutio appears in which of Shakespeares plays? 9. COMICS: Who was Peanuts character Charlie Browns favorite baseball player? 10. INVENTIONS: Who invented the non-stick substance called Te on? TRIVIA TEST1. Oceanic Airlines 2. Sam Houston, governor of Tennessee and Texas 3. Tennessee 4. Daniel 5. Plasma 6. The Brickyard 7. Ted Hughes, British Poet Laureate 8. Romeo and Juliet. Joe Shlabotnik 10. Dr. Roy Plunkett. ANSWERSMy Stars FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 22, 2011ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A troubling situation takes a positive turn and moves toward a resolution that should please you and your supporters. Meanwhile, make time to deal with new domestic issues. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Its a good time to reassess your goals and consider shifting directions. Remember to keep an open mind, and be prepared to make changes as new opportunities arise. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Rely on your strong Mercury aspect to help you close that communication gap before it becomes too wide to cross. A sibling or other family member has news. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Youre about to get off that emotional roller coaster and start experiencing more stability than youve been used to. This is a good time to let someone new into your life. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Good news: A trusted friend comes through for you. But you still need to shed that last scrap of selfdoubt and once more become the cool, confident Cat we all know and love. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Things should be getting back to a less hectic pace. Enjoy the more peaceful atmosphere. You earned it. But dont forget about those still-unresolved issues. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A more positive family relationship develops as misunderstandings are explained away. A job situation appears promising, but check it out before you act on it. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Congratulations. That on-the-job situation is working out as youd hoped. Nows a good time to relax and to enjoy the company of family and close friends. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You might feel as if youre caught in an emotional tug-of-war. But dont be rushed into a decision on either side. Wait for more facts before you act. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The Goats usually high level of selfconfidence is brimming over these days. This should help you deal with a situation that youve avoided for far too long. Go for it. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Relationships become more intense. But be careful not to be pushed into decisions youre not comfortable with. Remember: Youre the one in charge of your life. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You need to show more confidence in your ability to reach your goals. Make that long-delayed decision, and avoid floundering around in a sea of self-doubt. BORN THIS WEEK: Although you appear to be strongly opinionated, you can also be open to other ideas -so long as they are presented with logic and clarity. On Aug. 23, 1814, during the war of 1812, first lady Dolley Madison abandoned the couples personal belongings to save the full-length portrait of former president George Washington from desecration by vengeful British soldiers. The next night, British troops burned the White House. On Aug. 24, 1875, Captain Matthew Webb of Great Britain becomes the first man to successfully swim the English Channel without assistance. Webb reached shore in 21 hours and 45 minutes. In 1883, Webb attempted to swim the Niagara River, and drowned in 10 minutes. His body was found four days later. On Aug. 28, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson is picketed by woman suffragists in front of the White House, who demand that he support an amendment to the Constitution that would guarantee women the right to vote. Wilson had a history of lukewarm support for womens suffrage even, though he was a former teacher at a womens college and the father of two daughters. On Aug. 26, 1939, television station W2XBS in New York City broadcasts a doubleheader between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds from Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. It was the first Major League Baseball game ever aired on television. On Aug. 25, 1944, after more than four years of Nazi occupation, Paris is liberated by the French 2nd Armored Division and the U.S. 4th Infantry Division. German General Dietrich von Choltitz defied an order by Adolf Hitler to blow up Paris landmarks and burn the city to the ground before its liberation. On Aug. 27, 1967, Brian Epstein, manager of the Beatles, is found dead of an accidental drug overdose in his Sussex, England, home. The world might never have heard of the Beatles were it not for Epstein. Just a few months after being hired he got them their first recording contract with Parlophone Records. On Aug. 29, 1982, Swedish-born actress and three-time Academy Award winner Ingrid Bergman dies of cancer in London on her 67th birthday. Bergman was best known for her role as Ilsa Lund in Casablanca. It was American ventriloquist and comedian Willie Tyler who made the following sage observation: The reason lightning doesnt strike twice in the same place is that the same place isnt there the second time. Even flight attendants have their own patron saint, as declared by Pope Paul XXIII in 1962: Saint Bona of Pisa. Many people believe that the Gutenberg Bible, which came from the presses of Johannes Gutenberg in the 1450s, is the first example of a printed book, but thats not true; its the first book printed using movable type. The oldest known printed book is actually the Diamond Sutra, which was printed in China more than 550 years before the Gutenberg Bible. In many Middle Eastern cultures, it is traditional to celebrate a wedding with five events. The first is the engagement party, during which the bride-to-be changes clothes several times. When the bride and groom sign the marriage contract there is another party, again with numerous changes of clothing by the bride. The day before the wedding there is a henna party, during which the bride and others are painted with elaborate designs that are thought to ward off evil spirits. The reception takes place after the wedding, and guests are often given five almond pieces, each piece symbolizing one of the sacred wedding wishes: health, happiness, wealth, longevity and fertility. Seven days after the wedding is the final celebratory event, known as sabaa, which is for women only and is analogous to the wedding shower we have in the West. The town of North Pole, Alaska, is actually 1,700 miles south of the planets geographical North Pole. The nice thing about egotists is that they dont talk about other people. -Lucille S. Harper THOUGHT FOR THE DAY STRANGE BUT TRUE THIS WEEK IN HISTORY SPORTS QUIZ1. Between 2006 and 2009, Philadelphias Chase Utley tallied at least 100 runs scored each season. What was his highest total? 2. Name the last major league pitcher to reach the All-Star break with at least 16 wins. 3. Who are the four NFL players who have won more than one Super Bowl MVP award? 4. How many times has the Dayton mens basketball team won the NIT postseason tournament? 5. Starting with the 1992-93 season, how many times have the Detroit Red Wings hit the 100-point mark in the regular-season standings, and how many times did they do it before then? 6. In 2010, John Force became the oldest season champion in NHRA racing history. How old was he? 7. When was the last time before Wimbledon in 2011 that the top two mens seeds met in a grand slam nal?1. He had 131 runs scored in 2006. 2. Randy Jones of the San Diego Padres, in 1976. 3. Joe Montana (three), Bart Starr (two), Terry Bradshaw (two) and Tom Brady (two). 4. Three times -1962, 1968 and 2010. 5. Fifteen times starting with the 1992-93 season, and only twice before then. 6. He was 61. 7. The 2009 Australian Open (top seed Rafael Nadal vs. No. 2 Roger Federer). ANSWERSTHE RIVER AUGUST 19, 201124


25 THE RIVER AUGUST 19, 2011 From page 22Sweet Relief For Coughing Childrenon coughing, year after year, every winter. As an adult, my friend had a light bulb go off inside her head. That cough really was from hair, or rather fur. Her mother used to cover her against the cold with a squirrel coat. She went to sleep every night with her face buried in the folds of that old fur coat that old shedding fur coat. If her parents had only listened to her about the hair, she might have been spared the surgeons scalpel. I dont suggest using over-the-counter cough remedies for your child although cough drops are okay. That may sound like an odd recommendation coming from a pharmacist. But medical researchers have shown that most of the time they dont work well on children, plus they can have some serious side effects. For example, in a 2007 study at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine groups of children with upper respiratory tract infections received either remedies containing the cough suppressant dextromethorphan or a spoonful of honey or no treatment at all before going to bed. Researchers had parents report on both coughing and whether the child got a good nights sleep. Guess which remedy won the day? That oldfashioned, tried-and-true remedya teaspoon of honey. Heres what the researchers said: Parents rated honey most favorably for symptomatic relief of their childs nocturnal cough and sleep difficulty due to upper respiratory tract infection. You should never give honey to children under the age of one or two, theres even debate on that. It may trigger allergic reactions in very young children and has been associated with various toxins, depending on the type of honey. However, let me be clear that you should also never give cough suppressant medication to young children either, unless recommended by a pediatrician because it can slow breathing. DID YOU KNOW: Researchers just found that GABA receptors in the retinal cells stopped functioning properly when vitamin C was deficient, so taking vitamin C may help preserve vision. 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. dearpharmacist.com. New Headmaster At AcademySouthwest Florida Christian Academys new headmaster Eric Munn comes with 26 years of educational experience. He has been a teacher, coach, principal, and headmaster. Munn comes to SFCA from Fellowship Christian School in Roswell, Georgia, where he served as headmaster for seven years. During his tenure, that school experienced a 40 percent increase in enrollment, built all new athletic fields, and is considered one of the top academic performing schools in the Atlanta metroplex. Munn is a trained accreditation chairman and member of the Paul Young Headmasters Roundtable. He has a bachelors in elementary education from Gwynedd-Mercy College and a masters in educational leadership from Stephen F. Austin State University. He is a former teacher of the year nominee and holds a lifetime All-levels Administrators certificate from the state of Texas. He has a passion for academic excellence and said he is excited about the future for SFCA. Munn has been married to his wife Kathy for 33 years. They have four children and three grandchildren. Eric Munn Junior Achievement Of Southwest Florida President RetiresJunior Achievement of Southwest Florida President Victoria Stephan is retiring after an 11-year term of service that has resulted in 425 percent growth for the organization. Stephan will step down December 2. The board is very grateful for Vickis 11 years of dedicated service to our community and our students, said David Hall, chair of the 2011-2012 board of directors. She has done a wonderful job in teaching the principles of JA to our students, including a strong sense of ethics and morals, fundamentals of good business and how to be an entrepreneur. We hope that she enjoys her retirement as she has worked diligently to reach this goal. During Stephans 11-year tenure with Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, student participation in its programs designed to promote work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy have grown more than fourfold. These programs now serve 10,079 students in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. Today, JA programs are officially part of the mandated curriculum in both Collier and Lee counties. Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida also launched its CEO Academy summer camp program for high school students under Stephans leadership. The Southwest Florida office has received numerous honors from JA Worldwide because of its outstanding program growth and operating surplus. JA Worldwide awarded the office with a Bronze Summit Award in 2004 and Silver Summit Awards in 2005, 2007 and 2008. In 2009, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida received its first Gold Summit Award and a Peak Performance Award from JA Worldwide. Most recently, the organization earned the 2011 Gold Summit Award, which recognized program growth reaching an additional 1,500 students in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties during the 2010-2011 school year. The board of directors has established a search committee, which is currently engaged in identifying candidates for the top position at Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. The committees goal is to have a successor in place within approximately three months to allow for a brief overlap in service with Stephan and a smooth transition of leadership. For more information about Junior Achievement, contact the Southwest Florida office at 225-2590 or visit www.JASWFL.org. Victoria Stephan 703 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 6719 Winkler Rd Fort Myers, FL (239) 3373022ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE HAVE YOUR POLICIES BEEN UPDATED AND REVIEWED... CALL FOR CALL FOR AUTO QUOTE AUTO QUOTE Wesley Cattanach New Director of Bene ts Life Insurance Health Insurance Annuities Long Term Care Medicare Supplement Insurance Employee Bene ts Located in Both O ces Sanibel and Ft. Myers Solar Solutions12995 S. 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PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY PUZZLE ANSWERS SUDOKU SCRAMBLERS THE RIVER AUGUST 19, 201127 Would you like your business card in every home and business on Sanibel & Captiva every week?Advertise Here! 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) 340-8651www.captmattmitchell.com email: captmattmitchell@aol.comFISHING CHARTER CONTRACTORS 24/7 Rapid Response Line239-472-1888License # CMC056884 Honest Honest * Reliable Reliable * Dependable Dependable 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 www.jesuslawncare.com COMPUTERS/TECHNOLOGY COMPUTERSFrom page 15VolunteersMarrero said she is happy to help out at the museum, and having a buddy with her makes the volunteer time even more enjoyable. Chrissy told me she was having a really good experience here and it was pretty easygoing, so I figured it was fun getting your service hours done with your friend, Marrero said. I like meeting people and I like learning a lot. Ive already learned a lot about mollusks and the live tank is really cool. According to the student volunteers, their docent duties at the shell museum have been rewarding, thanks to Diane Thomas. Dianes great to work with, Lowery said. Shes very helpful and very nice and easygoing, so its fun to work with her. From page 15Kids ProgramIf so, this program is perfect. Drop the children off and enjoy 2 hours of guilt-free adult time. The children wont even know youre gone because they will be reading about mollusks and their friends, playing educational games, creating shell craft projects, making fact wheels or pop-up books, and doing creative writing. The program is appropriate for ages five through 12. The cost is $15 per child. Classes will be held at the museum from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on the following Tuesdays and Thursdays in August (and September 1): In August: Tuesday/Thursday the 23, 25, 30 In September: September 1 To register call Diane Thomas, the museums public programs specialist, at 395-2233, or forward an email to dothomas@shellmuseum.org. Registration is required by 3 p.m. Monday for Tuesday sessions, and by 3 p.m. Wednesday for Thursday sessions. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS WANT TO BUY AUTO FOR SALE MISC. FOR SALE COMMERCIAL SPACE COMMERCIAL SPACE WANTEDTHE RIVER AUGUST 19, 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. 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Read us online at islandsunnews.com Read us online at islandsunnews.com Read us online at islandsunnews.com Read us online at islandsunnews.com 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 19, 201130




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