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FREETake Me Home VOL. 11, NO. 12 MARCH 30, 2012From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Molieres Wit At Theatre Conspiracyby Di SaggauOne of the best comedic performances in town right now may very well be on stage at Theatre Conspiracy, where Scott Thomson plays Arnolphe, the central figure of Molieres delicious satire The School For Wives. Arnolphe, a middle-aged man of cunning who, to make sure his wife is not clever enough to play him for a cuckold, has devised a scheme whereby hes essentially raised her on his own since age four, keeping the beautiful Agnes (Brittany Albury) out of the clutches of any who might teach her the facts of life. Agnes is delightfully naive and looks like a porcelain doll that talks. You know what they say about the best laid plans? A handsome young man Horace, (Bernard Gomez), son of Arnolphes old friend Oronte (John Saco), has caught a glimpse of Agnes and fallen in love. The dashing young Horace has just about stolen continued on page 16 Brittany Albury, Scott Thomson, Thomas Marsh and Rick SebastianKanzius Cancer Technology Moving Forwardby Jim GeorgeMarianne Kanzius puts a human touch to a very complex medical project that could ultimately reduce or even end the suffering of many cancer patients. Her husband John passed away three years ago from cancer, and she continues to lead his project forward with quiet and determined confidence sprinkled with large doses of optimism about the future of the project. John Kanzius developed a technology during his illness that could possibly change the course of cancer treatment. The Kanzius technology works by emitting radio waves from a radio frequency generator that heats and kills cancer cells targeted with nanoparticles, microscopic pieces of metal that are injected into the bloodstream. The device has been proven to kill pancreatic cancer cells in live mice without harming healthy tissue. The goal is to produce an effective, non-invasive cancer treatment in humans that doesnt have the harsh side effects associated with current treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation. Marianne Kanzius refers to the project as this generations miracle. Since her husband died she evolved from a caregiver of seven years to managing partner of the company that is developing the radio frequency device used in the technology. She is the first to admit its been a steepcontinued on page 5 Marianne KanziusFinal Art Fair Of The SeasonSaturday, April 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. marks the seasons last art fair in the River District. Forty three local art vendors will be set up on the sidewalks on First Street selling their art. There will be painters, potters, jewelry makers, photographers, floral arrangers, underwatercontinued on page 16Herb Day 2012 Is This SaturdayHerbs are plants which are grown for the special flavor and aroma from their various parts. They are used mainly to season, enrich or otherwise improve the taste or smell of certain foods. All are invited to take part in Herb Day 2012 on Saturday, March 31, where expert speakers will discuss culinary and medical uses of herbs. There will also be vendors, food tastings and prizes for participants. Herb Day 2012 will take place at the IFAS Lee County Extension Office, located at 3406 Palm Beach Boulevard. (Exit 141 off I-75) in Fort Myers. Event registration and shopping will run from 8:15 to 9 a.m., with workshops held from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $15 at the door. The Herb Day agenda includes: 8:15 a.m. Registration and herbs and books shopping 8:50 a.m. Session opening with Jeannine Martin, Lee County master gardener 9 a.m. Earth Kind Roses with Dolly Tomlinas, Charlotte County master gardener 9:30 a.m. Keeping Herbs Alive in Southwest Florida with Britt Patterson-Weber of Naples Botanical Gardens 10:45 a.m. Prize giveaway continued on page 17 Work by Bluemorph Studio Work by Mick Miller An herb garden


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And NowVivas Home On Lee Street by Gerri ReavesIn 1957, the home and property of one of Fort Myers very first pioneer families had been put up for sale by Josephine Delores and Leonora Vivas. The sisters were the daughters of Joseph Delores and Christiana Stirrup Vivas, who settled on the grounds of the vacated U.S. Army Fort Myers in 1866 as honeymooners. Others in that historic party were Manuel A. and Evalina Gonzalez and their son, Manuel S; and John A. Weatherford, Evalinas brother. Joseph and Christiana, who was a bride of 16, first built a log cabin east of the Gonzalezes, who had settled at what is now First and Jackson. The Vivas cabin stood between todays Lee Street and Royal Palm Avenue. The name Vivas Court is one of the few reminders of the pioneer family whose homestead stretched to the Caloosahatchee River. Vivas was a successful carpenter and contractor and went on to build the first bridges over Billys Creek and Whiskey Creek, many homes in Fort Myers, the wharf at the foot of Hendry Street, and other projects. The native of Belize was an expert seaman and fluent in Spanish as well as English. Those skills enabled him to prosper in his ferry business and as a translator for foreign vessels involved in the Punta Rassa cattle trade. In 1883, Joseph Vivas replaced the cabin with a two-story frame house he built with lumber from Cedar Key.The house faced First Street and was set well back in the deep lot. The town grew around the Vivas homestead. The Royal Palm Hotel was built in 1898, for example, and neighbored the family on the east. A great success, it expanded over the years and even built a casino abutting the Vivas property. The couple raised seven daughters and two sons there. Joseph died in 1909. During the economic boom year of 1925, the 132-foot frontage on First Street sold for $250,000 and the family home was moved farther north on the homestead, or riverward. The structure faced Lee Street, as seen in the historic photo. During the 42 years the house was in the original location on First Street, the Vivas land stretching behind the house to the river remained undeveloped and graced with live oaks. Thus, there was plenty of land to relocate it. The 1957 real estate listing laid out options for the 180by 132-foot lot. Not only was there a six-bedroom, two-bath house, but the land was suitable for a high-class department store, apartment motel, co-operative apartments, park-n-shop garage, or a nice office building. None of those projects materialized. continued on page 6 The former Vivas homestead today, a pocket of old trees and bird life photo by Gerri Reaves In 1957, the Vivas home stood on Lee Street just north of Bay Street. Built in 1883, it was moved there in 1925, when the family sold property on First Street courtesy 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 2012 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 Jeff Lysiak 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 THE RIVER MARCH 30, 20122


3 THE RIVER MARCH 30, 2012BBQ, Bands & Brew At AllianceBBQ, Bands & Brew, which takes place at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts this Sunday, April 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., features the best in local barbecue cuisine, live music all day long from local bands and fun for the whole family. Local barbecue vendors and restaurants will vie for the naming rights of Best BBQ in Town, judged by local VIPs. There will be a petting zoo, a kids area, cornhole games and local vendors to add to the mix. The Lee County Alliance for the Arts is on the corner of McGregor and Colonial boulevards in Fort Myers. For more information, visit www.bbqbandsandbrew.com. FGCU Wins National RecognitionIn 15 years, Florida Gulf Coast University students have devoted more than one million hours to community organizations as part of the universitys service-learning program. For its extraordinary efforts, FGCU has been named to the Corporation for National and Community Services Honor Roll with Distinction for its work in strong institutional commitment to service, developing campus-community partnerships that produce measurable impact, and engaging students in meaningful service. Programs like FGCUs are being modeled throughout the American educational system, according to Service Learning Director Jessica Rhea. It is gaining momentum in higher education because it is a high-impact teaching practice that increases content knowledge, higher-order thinking, citizenship skills, academic engagement, and success, said Rhea. Students participate in 80 hours of service-based learning prior to graduating. The EaglesConnect program helps them match personal passions and academic goals with more than 300 agencies, including social, legal and health services, environmental organizations, educational institutions and much more. For additional details on the award-continued on page 12 Lobster Fest Every Thursday at 5Send your editorial copy to:press@riverweekly.com The Edison & Ford Winter Estates is open year-round, seven days a week, offering traditional tours and cre ative programs to expand the usage by visitors and community members. The interpretation of the site honors the legacy of the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford families through science, history, arts and education programs, lectures, special events and activities. Edison and Ford changed the world with their inventions, pioneering the automobile industry, movies and film, lighting and electricity, sound and communications. They were lovers of the arts, devoted naturalists and futurists in their vision. Following the legacy of the two world renowned entrepreneurs, there are vast opportunities to explore their life interests and work. The following activities are also updated regularly on the website: April 2012 April 5 and 19 Emerging Inventors Early Learning Class April 10 Volunteer Program Meeting and New Volunteer Orientation April 14 Edison Ford Garden Talk, Storm Scaping April 14 Directors Tour to Lake Wales, Bok Tower and Pinewood Estate April 15 Art in the Gardens opening with Lee County school art teachers and students April 18 and 20 Homeschool Class 1: Sixth grade April 20 An Incandescent Evening April 28 Educators and Kids Free Day All dates and times are subject to change. Call 334-7419 to confirm the schedule or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org for the latest news and information. Confederate Memorial Day Service April 14United Daughters of the Confederacy Fort Myers Chapter 2614 request the honor of your presence at the Confederate Memorial Day Service on Saturday, April 14 at the Buckingham Cemetery at 10:30 a.m., followed by a picnic dinner on the grounds. Attendees are requested to bring a chair, a table and a dish to pass. The chapter will furnish iced tea, water and paper goods. For directions or more information, call 728-3743 or 542-0690. Edison & Ford Winter Estates April Programs And Classes


THE RIVER MARCH 30, 20124 Pioneer Picnic Returns April 28The Pioneer Club of Lee County will hold its 63rd annual picnic on Saturday, April 28 at the Lee County Civic Centers Tinsley Pavilion, located on Bayshore Road in North Fort Myers from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The eligibility requirement for membership in the Pioneer Club is that a person was a resident of Lee County prior to 1962. The Pioneer Picnic provides an opportunity for the old families of Lee County to come together to preserve and memorialize the history of the county where they spent so many years of their lives. Discovering old friends, neighbors and school friends makes for a happy lunch bunch. Members are welcome to bring a guest. The classes of 1962 from Fort Myers Senior High School, Dunbar Senior High School and Alva High School will be recognized at the picnic as celebrating their 50th class reunions. Also recognized at the picnic will be the man and woman who have lived here the longest number of years; the couple married the most years and the person who traveled the longest distance to come to the picnic. Approximately 1,000 invitations are mailed out for the picnic, of which twothirds are sent to local residents and the remainder to those people who live out of the area. There are normally 700 to 800 people in attendance and lunch is served to around 650. There is no charge to attend the picnic and parking is free. Barbecue chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, rolls, chocolate chip cookies and iced tea are available to the attendees for $10 per plate. It is not mandatory that you eat. To receive an invitation, send the following information to Pioneer Club, 2233 Second Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901: Your name/s (any woman registering is asked to provide her maiden name if applicable) The year you arrived in Lee County Your mailing address Which school you attended and the year you graduated You may register on the day of the picnic. Through the generosity of the City of Fort Myers, free admission on that weekend is given to the members of the Pioneer Club by showing their membership card to the Edison & Ford Estates, Southwest Florida Museum of History (Friday through Sunday, April 27 to 29) and the Burroughs Home & Garden Tour (Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27 at 11 a.m. only). G R I L LR A W B A RSEAFOOD IF OUR SEAFOOD WERE ANY FRESHER, WE WOULD BE SERVING IT UNDER WATERTHE LAZY FLAMINGOBeautiful Downtown Santiva 6520-C Pine Avenue472-5353 LAZY FLAMINGO 316501 Stringfellow Road Bokeelia283-5959 LAZY FLAMINGO 2Beautiful Downtown Sanibel 1036 Periwinkle Way472-6939 LAZY FLAMINGO 412951 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers476-9000 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Anonymous Donation Made To Brightest HorizonsBrightest Horizons has had supporters before, but only a few could truly be called champions for the children. Located in the Harlem Heights community of Fort Myers, Brightest Horizons provides early education to children of low income working families to break the cycle of poverty by giving them the tools to grow, learn and thrive. An anonymous donor has made a $100,000 challenge to fellow residents of Shell Point Retirement Community and those in the surrounding area. Donations will offset the costs of providing quality early learning programs to children of low income working families. Over the years, Brightest Horizons children have gone to Shell Point to sing during the holiday season, visited the train museum and enjoyed other field trips; perhaps one of the most anticipated is the trick or treating in a safe environment while showing off their costumes. Many Shell Point residents volunteer by devoting their time and energies to enhance the human experience for these special children. The anonymous donor has challenged fellow members of the community to match the $100,000 commitment. These funds will help Brightest Horizons continue its mission through the year, helping underserved children have a significantly greater chance of having a successful future. We are so grateful for this selfless leader in our community who shares a vision of excellent early education for every child. This gift enables us to continue our good work and the legacy of breaking the cycle of poverty, said Tina Parsons, executive director. Community Engagement Day At FGCUMore than 500 students will showcase their community servicelearning projects at the 2012 Community Engagement Day event, held on Friday, April 13 at Alico Arena. The event is hosted by Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement and is free and open to the public. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. with keynote speaker Sarah Owen, president and CEO of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. She leads a team of community collaborators dedicated to connecting donors and their philanthropic aspirations with the evolving needs in Southwest Florida. Owen spent six years as the CEO of Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. (CCMI), an agency dedicated to creating innovations in the fight against hunger and homelessness. She also worked for publicly traded companies on the New York Stock Exchange as well as private companies. Students will display their projects between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., culminating with an awards ceremony at 1 p.m. Service-learning is an educational experience designed to meet mutually identified community and university needs. It is integrated in the classroom for an enhanced understanding of course and discipline content. Service-learning is a reflective activity that increases knowledge and skills, and provides an enriched learning experience that contributes to personal and career growth. Servicelearning facilitates civic engagement and responsibility through reciprocal learning and sensitivity to cultural, economic, and social differences. Guests who wish to attend should register by Friday, April 6 online at https:// events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/ eventReg?llr=oa5dkreab&oeidk=a07e5or wk0n98f99799&oseq=a017igjx09x4n. 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5 THE RIVER MARCH 30, 2012 Dorothy Rodwell, LMFTLicensed Psychotherapist11615 Chitwood Drive, Suite 120 Fort Myers239-851-7166 Helping you liberate your mind and go where you are joyful NO IRRIGATION -NO FERTILIZER -NO TRIMMING NO PES T CON T RO L Discover the next g eneration of money-savin g plants 2 FREE p lants with y purchase of $50 or mo We ship worldwide. & trees. y ou r o re! Custom, upsca l e l an d scaping to t any b u d get. w ww.SeabreezeN u rseries.com ( 239) 5 60-1422 Annual Sand Bash Coming To Fort Myers Beach And Tin CityThe Fort Myers Beach 2nd annual Sand Bash event is coming soon and promises to be better than ever. This year, theres a sister event a week later at historic Tin City in Naples The Tin City Wine Tasting and Sand Sculpting Festival. Plus, event coordinators have added a wine tasting festival component to both events and will be coordinating with the 6th annual Fort Myers Beach Film Festival. The Fort Myers Beach bash will take place at the Holiday Inn from April 20 to 29 and the Tin City event will run from April 27 to May 6. The Fort Myers Beach event will have a movie theme, featuring sculptures from movies from the 1930s to today while the Tin City event is themed Wines From Around The World. There will be a large tent at Fort Myers Beach and a covered parking area at Tin City. Its an amazing experience, especially if you have never had the chance to go to a wine tasting, or if you have never had the chance to meet one-on-one with consulting winemakers, what a better place than on the beach, said Michael Patterson, general manager of the Holiday Inn. New this year, Sand Bash is coordinating with the 6th annual Fort Myers Beach Film Festival (http://www.fmbfilmfest.com/). On Friday night, April 27, an oversized inflatable movie screen will be set up at the Holiday Inn to show films. Sand Bash has successfully brought so much attention to Fort Myers Beach, we are honored to partner with this fun event by bringing films to the beach, said Mark List, chairman of the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival Board. Park yourself on a beach chair or blanket and settle in for a free entertaining evening. Guests are welcome to attend daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 20 to 29. There will be many interactive activities for guests to partake in, including: Watch world-renowned sand sculptor John Gowdy create a painting on a spinning canvas to music known as Flying Colors. Once complete, Gowdys paintings are auctioned, with a portion of the sale going to a local charity Kids activities area with bounce houses, and water slides Chain saw art demonstrations with world-renowned Canadian artist Craig Mutch Sand sculpting demonstrations presented by The Sand Lovers Two amateur sand sculpting contests for all ages Over 50 vendors from around the country offering food, beverages, specialty retail and arts and crafts Quick Sand, a speed sculpting competition presented by The Sand Lovers The Sand Lovers, LLC, a professional sand sculpting company, and the Fort Myers Beach Holiday Inn have teamed up to produce the events. Master sculptors from around the world are coming to create new exhibition sculptures. Over the past few years, The Sand Lovers has directly and indirectly donated over $130,000 to local charities from past sand sculpting events. We always make it a point to give back to the local community through charity donations and this years Sand Bash will be no different, said Marianne Knight, owner and professional sand sculptor. For the Fort Myers Beach bash, tickets are $5 and children five and under are free. For a family of four, tickets are $18 and tickets to the Wine Tasting tent are $20 (includes sand access). For more information, visit www.sandbash.com. For the Tin City viewing and wine tasting, tickets are $15. For more information, visit www.tin-city.com. From page 1Kanzius Projectlearning curve which involves all the legal, technical and financial disciplines necessary to bring the product to commercialization. Her primary mission now is focusing on continued research and development of the Radio Frequency Generator. Helping people with this deadly disease has been the driving force behind this project. It was when John was alive and it is that way today, she said. Asked if she could sum it up in one word, she responded, Hope. We give people hope and show them theyre not alone with the disease. The primary research of developing the nanoparticle and target molecule technology is being done at the MD Anderson Cancer Research Center in Houston, Texas with much of the funding coming from the non-profit Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation in Erie, Pennsylvania. There has also been significant funding from local island and Southwest Florida people. MD Anderson is presently working toward FDA approvals for the technology which is the precursor to human trials expected two to three years from now. Several technical breakthroughs have been made in the past year. The development of the RF Generator is in the hands of Thermed LLC, the company formed by John Kanzius to develop the machine. The machine, currently in its fifth generation, is now of sufficient size to accommodate human beings. The earlier devices could only accommodate petri dishes and small animals like mice and rabbits. Here again, the various iterations of the machine are bringing it closer as a viable device. The development of the device is separate and apart from the effort going on at MD Anderson, said Kanzius, now managing partner of the company. Our focus is developing a machine sufficient to treat humans when Dr. Curley (lead researcher at MD Anderson) is ready for human trials. Kanzius conversation about the business is constantly sprinkled with references and concern for the patients and caregivers who approach her almost on a daily basis. The weight of her responsibility is evident when she speaks of the suffering of cancer patients. All I can give them at this point is hope but if this process ultimately works, and Im confident it will, cancer patients will be relieved of the suffering they endure now. The future of the project lies with the methodical and often painfully slow process that researchers must use to establish a safe human treatment protocol. There are no shortcuts. Lee Republican Women To MeetThe Lee Republican Women Federated will meet Monday, April 9 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Fort Myers. Social hour begins at 5:15 p.m. with dinner and program to follow. Speakers will be the candidates for Lee County Sheriff: Mike Scott (incumbent), Lee Bushong, and Tim Fisher. Cost is $20. Cash bar will be available. RSVP by calling 432-9389 or email cindylignelli222@gmail.com. The Hilton Garden Inn is at 12601 University Drive. Read Us Online At IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER MARCH 30, 20126 Hortoons From page 2Vivas Home Lee StreetBy the time Josephine died in 1961 at the age of 73, the family property had been sold and the house where she lived almost all her life had been razed. She was survived by her sisters, Lenora Vivas and Annie J. Bourne. Walk down to Lee and Bay to see where a pioneer home once stood among the oaks. Then, stroll the short distance to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to learn more about the homesteads that sprang up after the U.S. Army fort was vacated. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.swflmuseumofhistory.com. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Visit one of the areas best research centers, the Southwest Florida Historical Society, where you can see photos of the Vivas family and homestead. The all-volunteer non-profit organization is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Contact the society at 939-4044, or drop by on Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. Sources: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society and the Story of Fort Myers. Harley Easter Bunny Toy RunOn Saturday, April 7, Harley Davidson of Fort Myers and the Harley Owners Group, Southwest Florida Chapter, will host the 9th annual Easter Bunny Toy Run to help provide toys to patients at The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. The event includes an escorted route, entertainment, giveaways and a free post-run meal. If you dont ride a bike but want to help, bring items for donation, such as arts and craft supplies, toys and games, to Harley Davidson of Fort Myers the week preceding the event. Riders will deliver them to the childnren (no stuffed animals, please). Pre-registration takes place at Bike Night on April 6 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Harley Davidson of Fort Myers, or register from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Harley Davidson of Fort Myers on Saturday, April 7. Registration fee is $5 The 17-mile ride goes from Harley Davidson of Fort Myers, 2160 Colonial Boulevard, to The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, a part of the Lee Memorial Health System, located at HealthPark Medical Center (corner of Summerlin and Bass Roads), Fort Myers. For more information, visit www.swflhog.com or call 209-7968. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Mark OBrien General Manager Susan Barnes Personal Lines Gina Loeber Agent 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Summer is over and its time to enjoy those beautiful winter days in Paradise. Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote.


7 THE RIVER MARCH 30, 2012Kiwanis Club Welcomes PACE Center SpeakerSubmitted by Viki LusterDr. Alice McLeod Brunner spoke at our Kiwanis Club breakfast meeting on March 20 about the amazing work PACE does in our local area. PACE (Practical Academic Cultural Education) accepts referrals from the juvenile justice system, the Department of Children and Families, school personnel, community services agencies, parents, family members, friends and self-referrals. Its purpose is to intervene and prevent school withdrawal, juvenile delinquency, teen pregnancy, substance abuse and welfare dependency in a safe and nurturing environment. PACE programs provide the following services: academic education, individualized attention, a genderspecific life management curriculum (SPIRITED GIRLS), therapeutic support services, parental involvement, student volunteer service projects and transition follow-up services. Every girl at PACE sets individual educational and social goals that are focused on earning a high school diploma or GED, re-entering public school, attending college, getting vocational training, joining the military or entering the private workforce. After program completion, PACE continues to monitor each girls educational and personal development with three years of follow-up case management. PACE operates 17 centers throughout Florida and one Reach program. Since its creation in 1984, PACE has served more than 21,000 girls. To learn more about PACE, visit www.pacecenter.org. The club welcomes service oriented business professionals and individuals to join in the effort to make a difference in the world, one child and one community at a time. Meetings are held every Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. at First Watch in the McGregor Boulevard Design Center, except the second Tuesday when an 11:30 a.m. lunch meeting is conducted at Sunshine Grille, on the northwest corner of Gladiolus and Winkler. For further details about the club and what they do, visit www.kiwanisgtti.com or contact president David Stauffer by calling 940-7181 or e-mailing him at pastordavidstauffer@yahoo.com. Terry Luster and Dr. Alice McLeod BrunnerSally And Sayh Comes To AllianceAnd you thought your marriage had problems? Laugh along with Sally and David as they meet incredible challenges before and after they get married for the seventh time in Sally And Sayh, a hilarious new comedy coming to the Alliance for the Arts. Sally sings her way into your heart David makes you laugh til you fall apart. The play is performed by Sally Sayh, an acclaimed actress/singer/comedienne, and David Sayh, a professional comedian who has appeared on The Tonight Show 12 times. The play was written by Zalman Velvel, an award winning playwright with several off-Broadway productions. Tickets are available for shows Wednesday through Saturday, April 25, 26, 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. at the Foulds Theatre at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Individual tickets are $18, or two for $25. People who have been married more times than David and Sally get half off. Call 768-1234 to purchase tickets or for more information. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard, in Fort Myers. David Sayh Sally Sayh Su n 10% OFF LUNCH 10% OFF LUNCH BILL ONLY. ONE COUPON PER TABLE Can not be used with any other offer. 18% Gratuity may be added to bill before discount. 11am 3pm, Expires April 20, 2012 FREE MARINA DOCKAGE Where its Happy Hour all the time!!! Special Easter delights and same great menu too. Starting at 8amJoin us Easter Sunday For Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or Snacks in Between!!! Plus Live entertainment all day Join us Easter Sunday For Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or Snacks in Between!!! Plus Live entertainment all day


THE RIVER MARCH 30, 20128 Along The RiverThis weekend, the Surf & Song Festival returns to the historic downtown Fort Myers River District. The headliner for this years charitable music festival is Johnny Rzeznik, lead guitarist, singer and songwriter of the Goo Goo Dolls. Proceeds benefit The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida The festival includes an impressive array of more than 100 musicians performing rock, country, jazz, reggae and blues on 16 stages, along with arts, crafts and indoor and outdoor clubs scattered throughout a six block area of downtown. Thousands of people are expected to attend the event and enjoy great music and good food while supporting the largest charity music festival in Florida. On Friday, March 30, the gates open at 4 p.m. and live music starts at 5 p.m. On Saturday, March 31, gates open at 11 a.m. and live music starts at noon. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate, or reserve a VIP ticket for $30 for all-day access to the VIP area in the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center on Saturday. For more information, go to www.surfandsongfestival.com. On Saturday, March 31, watch the semi-final games of the NCAA Final Four at The Edison Restaurant & Bar. Basketball action begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by a second game at 8:30 p.m. The last dance takes place at 9 p.m. on Monday, April 2. The Edisons Chandelier Bar is a sport fans dream, with numerous largescreen plasma TVs. Kick back inside the cool comfort of the bar or step outside and watch the games on the Edisons patio overlooking the Fort Myers Golf Course. Dont forget to eat something while you take advantage of the restaurants daily happy hour specials. The Edison serves traditional All-American favorites including slow roasted Prime Rib, baby back ribs and New York strip steak. Everything is homecooked and made to order, from specialties like Yankee pot roast and homestyle meatloaf to old fashioned chicken pot pie. The Edison also offers a full rage of appetizers, sandwiches and pizzas. The Edison Restaurant & Bar is open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and cocktails. It is located at 3583 McGregor Boulevard. Call 936-9348 or go to www. edisonfl.com. Now that spring break is upon us, take the entire family on a scenic boat trip with Captiva Cruises. The dolphin watch and wildlife cruise is the perfect family adventure. There is nothing more exciting than seeing playful dolphins jumping in the wake of the boat. Captiva Cruises reports seeing dolphins on approximately 95 percent of their cruises. The trip runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and is narrated by volunteers from the SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation. The cost is $24 per adult and $15 per child. Captiva Cruises also offers sailing adventure cruises, sunset cruises and trips to Cayo Costa Beach, Cabbage Key, the Edison & Ford Winter Estates and Boca Grande. Prices vary and reservations are required. Captiva Cruises is located at 11401 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva Island. Call 4725300 or go to www.captivacruises.com. Good food, drink specials and live music are always on the menu at Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery and Uglys Waterside Bar in Fort Myers Beach. The casual, family-fun restaurant boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, over-stuffed sandwiches and entres. While relaxing on the outdoor patio, swing to the beats of live reggae, rock and island music. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys, the place where everyone gets prettier. Enjoy happy hour all day, every day at Uglys. Uglys Waterfront Bar and Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery are located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach. Call 463-8077 or go to www.nervousnellies.net. The final concert in Shell Points Season of Praise will take place on Easter Sunday, April 8. The performance is at 6:15 p.m. in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point. The concert series concludes with a festive Easter celebration presented by Classic Praise. The Classic Praise ensemble combines the musical artistry of Jerry Rogers (clarinet), Kathy Rodgers (cello), Verne Smith (vocal/organ) and Jeannie Smith (vocal/piano). The concert features music from the classical repertoire as well as beautiful arrangements of hymns and songs of faith, both old and new. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at www.shellpoint.org or by calling 454-2147. The Surf & Song Festival features over 100 musicians, arts, crafts and food Brown pelicans gracefully skim the water during a Captiva Cruises scenic boat trip Please visit our River Weekly News online advertisers at www.islandsunnews.com. 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9 THE RIVER MARCH 30, 2012 Captiva Cruises Tour To Tarpon Lodge, Calusa Indian Mounds On Pine IslandCaptiva Cruises newest expedition in its Discover Southwest Florida History tours will focus on the fishing cultures in Pine Island Sound, a story of fascinating characters and traditions. This cruise will depart from McCarthys Marina on Captiva and travel to Pineland on Pine Island. Along the way, participants will get an up close look at historic fish houses of Pine Island Sound and discuss commercial fishing and the fishing cultures from the indigenous Calusa, to Spanish Cuban Ranchos, to the Punta Gorda Fish Company and to the spectacular Tarpon and sport fishing of today. Guests will be greeted at The Tarpon Lodge and passengers will be oriented to this spectacular location, the family-run business and their tradition of fishing within Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor. Passengers then will relax while enjoying the old Florida charm of the 1926 Tarpon Lodge, where lunch will be savored with waterfront views of Pine Island Sound and mangrove islands. After lunch, participants will walk to The Randell Research Center (RRC), located across the street from The Tarpon Lodge. The RRC, a program of the Florida Museum of Natural History, aims to establish and maintain at the internationally significant Pineland archeological and historical site a permanent facility dedicated to learning and teaching the archeology, history and ecology of Southwest Florida. An RRC educator will guide guests on The Calusa Heritage Trail to one of the preColumbian Mounds of the ancient Calusa while elaborating on this unique fishing culture. This cruise to Pine Island will occur on Fridays, departing at 10 a.m. from McCarthys Marina on Captiva. Captiva Cruises has established Discover Southwest Florida History cruises to Cabbage Key, Useppa Island, Boca Grande and has recently added cruises to The Edison & Ford Winter Estates on the Caloosahatchee as well as this cruise to Pine Island. These are excellent opportunities for families and neighborhoods to get together and learn about the history of Southwest Florida while enjoying a day out on the water. Additional information and reservations for this Discover Southwest Florida History cruise to Pine Island or any of Captiva Cruises programs and tours may be obtained by calling Captiva Cruises at 472-5300. Cruise participants will get an up-close view of the fish houses One of the historic fish houses of Pine Island Sound Serving 11:00 am 10 pm seven days a week. Happy hour daily with a special bar menu and Live music Sunshine Seafood Cafe has a new home... Right next door!8700 Gladiolus Drive. (Winkler and Gladiolus) across the street from Sweet Bay. Reservations accepted. Party rooms for private functions. 239-489-2233. Our email address is press@islandsunnews.com


Churches/TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION Member of UUA 2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Six blocks south of the Edison/Ford Winter Estates; 2 miles N of Colonial Boulevard Minister: Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson Sunday services: 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. Kids Intangible Gifts sessions, kindergarten through sixth grade Unitarian Summer: 11 a.m. Tapestry of Faith Programs, child care provided Adult workshops: 9:30 a.m. Faith Like a River: Themes from UU History. 226-0900, Email: allfaithsuc@embarqmail. com, Website: www.allfaiths-uc.org ALL SAINTS BYZANTINE RITE CATHOLIC CHURCH 10291 Bayshore Rd., N. Fort Myers Divine Liturgy is on Sun. at 10:30 a.m.; Rosary begins at 10 a.m. Lenten services (Presancti ed Liturgy) will be on Wed. evenings at 6 p.m. starting on Feb. 22. Administrator is Very Rev. Peter Lickman, ph. 305-651-0991. We are a Church of the Eastern Catholic or Byzantine Rite, 1.5 mi. east of Int. 75. ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Reverend Fr. Athanasios Michalos Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. 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. 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 239-850-3943, 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. Reverendt Ted Althouse, Pastor revtedalthouse@aol.com 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 Rev. Dr. Kathleen Weller, Temporary Supply 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 Randy A. Alston, Reverend. Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m., Evening Worship, 7 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 6:30 p.m. CYPRESS LAKE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-3233; 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 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday Traditional Service 9:30 a.m. Praise Service 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 Group MESSIAH REFORMED CHURCH Worship Gathering Sunday 10 a.m. Pastor Alan Bondar Fort Myers Villas Civic Association Bldg. 2306 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Myers 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 BEGINNINGS CENTER New Home Church, 8505 Jenny Cae Lane, North Fort Myers, 239-656-0416 Weekly Friday Meeting Meet & Greet: 6:30 p.m. Kingdom Teaching: 7 p.m. Fellowship and refreshments after service. nbcministry@embarqmail.com, www.facebook. com/nbcministry. Alex & Patricia Wiggins, Ministers 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: Stu Austin and Howard Biddulph 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 274-1230. 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 9:45 a.m. Traditional Worship 11:15 a.m. Contemporary Worship Phone 267-7400 Fax 267-7407 Web site: peacecommunitychurch.com e-mail: peace1265@aol.com PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH Saturday, Worship 5 p.m. Sunday, Worship8 and 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays during Lent soup dinner at 5:30 p.m., Compline Service at 7 p.m. Peace is a member of the ELCA. We celebrate weekly communion with traditional liturgy, organ and choir. 15840 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, 437-2599, www.peaceftmyers.com, peace@peaceftmyers.com REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3950 Winkler Ext., Fort Myers, 274-0143 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Sunday Services Daily early learning center/day care RIVER OF LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 21580 River Ranch Rd, Estero 239-495-0400 Senior Pastor: Todd Weston 8 and 9:45 a.m Services; 11:30 a.m. Legacy Service, multi-generational 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 E-mail: rabbi.barras@templebethel.com Cantorial soloist: Lawrence Dermer Temple educator: Dale Cohen, MaEd, RJE Shabbat Services, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m. Religious Education; Sunday School and Midweek classes, Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday Web site: www.templebethel.comcontinued on page 11THE RIVER MARCH 30, 201210


11 THE RIVER MARCH 30, 2012 From page 10Churches/TemplesAffiliated: Union for Reform Judaism TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE) 14486 A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers, 433-0201, Rabbi: Rabbi Elyssa Auster President: Keith Grossman Minyan: Monday & Thursday at 9 a.m. Services: Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Religious School Sunday morning Web site: www.tjswfl.org Preschool director: JoAnn Goldman email templejudeapreschool@gmail.com 433-0201, Web site: www.tjswfl.org Affiliated: United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism THE CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF SW FLORIDA ORTHODOX 5620 Winkler Road, Fort Myers Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz 433-7708, E-mail: rabbi@chabadswf.org Web site: www.chabadswf.org Services: Friday 6:30 p.m.; Saturday Kabbalah class 9 a.m.; Shacharit 10 a.m.; Kiddush at noon Minyan: Monday and Thursday 7 a.m. THE NEW CHURCH The New Church of SWFL is located 10811 Sunset Plaza Circ. #401, behind Zoomers. Rev. Gabriella Cahaley officiates worship services on Sundays at 11 a.m. during the season. Other worship events are held on the beach in Fort Myers Beach. See our webpage http://www.newchurchflorida.com/ or call for more information 239-481-5535. 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.org UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH FORT MYERS 13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one mile west of I-75) Minister: The Reverend 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, Interim Pastor Jim Eggert Pastor Peter Weeks Sunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Traditional; 10 a.m. Blended Traditional and Contemporary; 11:30 a.m. Contemporary. Childrens Sunday School, Adult /Teen Bible Classes, 10 a.m. Concert Season Concludes The final concert in Shell Points 2011-12 Season of Praise will take place on Easter Sunday, April 8, and will feature Classic Praise. This performance will take place at 6:15 p.m. in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point. The Season of Praise has been another great success, and the responses we have received from residents and visitors alike have been overwhelmingly positive and we cant wait to line up another great series for next year, said Pastor Randy Woods, minister of worship and music for The Village Church. Classic Praise is a perfect way to end this exciting season, and they will offer a very powerful and inspirational concert that is sure to express the joy of Easter. The Season of Praise Concert Series will conclude with a festive Easter Celebration presented by Classic Praise. The Classic Praise ensemble combines the musical artistry of Jerry Rogers (clarinet), Kathy Rodgers (cello), Verne Smith (vocal/organ) and Jeannie Smith (vocal/ piano). This concert will feature music from the classical repertoire as well as beautiful arrangements of hymns and songs of faith, both old and new. Tickets are available for purchase at $10 each and can be purchased online at www.shellpoint.org/villagechurch/events. To receive additional information about the concert series, call 454-2147. Classic Praise Church Welcomes New Interim Senior Pastor Dr. McDanielNew Hope Presbyterian Church welcomes Interim Senior Pastor, Dr. Curt McDaniel, who will begin his ministry at New Hope on Palm Sunday, April 1. A native of Chesterfield County, Virginia, Dr. McDaniel graduated from Columbia International University in Columbia, South Carolina in Bible and Theology and has a Master of Divinity degree from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California and received a Ph.D. in Civic Rhetoric at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he focused on public oratory. In 1997, Curt and his family moved to Clarksville, Tennessee at the invitation of Nashville Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), to launch a pioneer church plant. In just three years, Christ Presbyterian Church of Clarksville was planted, organized and chartered as a new church in the PCA with 22 acres of land purchased. After Christ Presbyterian Church in Clarksville was organized, Dr. McDaniel accepted the call from Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale to serve as the Executive Minister and worked directly with Dr. D. James Kennedy as the Chief Operations Officer and head of all ministers and staff. From there, he accepted the call to be the Senior Pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Butler, Pennsylvania, where served until 2008. From 2001-04, he served on the Committee on Administration for the PCA General Assembly. He is the author of When I Need God The Most (Xulon Press, 2001) and coauthor with his wife, Karen, on the threebook series, Life Brighteners For Kids, Life Brighteners For Teens and Life Brighteners For Couples (Waterbrook continued on page 12 Dr. Curtis McDaniel


THE RIVER MARCH 30, 201212 Emerald Ball Fundraiser Nets $250,000Catholic Charities Emerald Ball, held on March 17 at The Ritz Carlton-Tiburon in Naples, raised $250,000 (net, after expenses). This signature annual event is the charitys largest fundraiser to support the mission of Catholic Charities benefiting individuals and families in need of social and human services in Collier County. Live auction offerings included Bishop Dewane as guest of honor at a special occasion or dinner, a week in a five-bedroom villa in Provence, France, six nights for two couples at the Vineyard Hideaway on The Estate of Benovia Winery, a trip for two to Ireland, and a three-year lease on a 2012 Smart Passion Coupe from Mercedes-Benz of Naples. Bidding for a week aboard the luxury liner, The World, was lively and an additional trip was donated that evening so that two buyers were able to purchase it for $20,000 each. We are thankful for the generous support of our sponsors, donors and attendees, said Ruth Smith, 2012 Emerald Ball Committee co-chair. We are also indebted to our dedicated committee and volunteers who help make this event a success. Catholic Charities supports families facing hardships in Collier County. The proceeds from The Emerald Ball ensure they get the help they need to weather temporary challenges or improve their lives. The George and Theresa Corbett Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mack and Leslie Magin were the lead sponsors for the event. Other supporters of the event included Ambassador Francis and Mrs. Kathleen Rooney, Mr. and Mrs. William Byrnes, St. Ann Parish, Wells Fargo Bank NA, Northern Trust and St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In-kind sponsors were Mercedes-Benz of Naples, the Naples Daily News and Naples Illustrated. Diane Livingston, Suzanne Jackson, Edward Livingston and Sid Jackson Dr. Susan Park, Armando Galella, Director of Catholic Charities of Collier County, with Emerald Ball co-chairs Ruth and Dr. Francisco Smith Michelle Diaz, administrative assistant at Catholic Charities of Collier County, and Guinness, a Wheaten terrier that was auctioned at the Emerald Ball Richard and Barbara Mack, recipients of the 2012 James McTague Humanitarian Award Mercedes-Benz of Naples Tom and Sandi Butz Richard and Barbara Mack, Frank J. Dewane, Bishop of Venice in Florida, with Emerald Ball co-chairs Ruth and Dr. Francisco SmithFrom page 11New Interim PastorPress, 2004). He and Karen have three grown children, Curtis III (Covenant Theological Seminary Master of Divinity graduate and PCA pastor in Savannah, Georgia), Megan (graduate of Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana in Music Business and Vocal Performance) and Heather (graduate of Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Science in speech language pathology). Located at 3825 McGregor Blvd., New Hope Presbyterian Church has two traditional worship services on Sunday mornings at 8 and 9:30 a.m. and a contemporary worship service at 11 a.m. For more information, call the church office at 274-1230 or visit www.newhopefortmyers.org. Canterbury Camp ScheduleWhether your child is interested in summer academics, camp or sports, Canterbury School has the perfect fit. Camp programs include cooking, jewelry making, Myth Busters, Science in Art, computer courses (alternative energy, video game animation, robotics, Dream It, Sketch It, and LEGO engineering), digital photography and Adobe Photoshop, ceramics, computer art/design, crafts, shadow puppet theater, jump dance, Camp Aqua Trek, Innovation Day Camp, fencing and sports camps (basketball, soccer, lacrosse, football, volleyball, tennis and a sports sampler). Camp and sports courses begin as early as June 11 and end on August 3. For students wanting to review or study ahead for the next school year, the Canterbury Academic Program is for you. Offerings include 4th and 5th grade math prep and language arts prep, pre-algebra and algebra, advanced math for middle school students and trigonometry; middle school writing seminar and middle school critical reading seminar; speech, English grammar and writing, intro to comparative government; LEGO MindStorms, AP biology prep, SAT math prep and SAT verbal prep. Academic courses run from June 25 to August 3. Dates and prices vary from course to course. Check the schools website at www. canterburyfortmyers.org or call 481-4323 ext. 124. From page 3FGCU Recognitionwinning program, visit www.fgcupinnacle. com. The Corporation for National and Community Service, which has administered the Honor Roll since 2006, recognized a total of 642 colleges and universities for their impact on issues from literacy and neighborhood revitalization to supporting at-risk youth. Of that total, 513 were named to the Honor Roll, 110 received the recognition of Honor Roll with distinction, 14 were identified as finalists, and five received the Presidential Award. For a complete list of recipients, visit www.NationalService.gov/HonorRoll. Maundy Thursday Communion ServiceEveryone is invited to a special Maundy Thursday Communion Service on April 5 at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Fort Myers. The service starts at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. The New Hope Choir, under the direction of music director Phil Chandler, will perform The Requiem by John Rutter. They will be accompanied by New Hopes organist, Claire Marie Faasse, as well as musicians playing the flute, cello, harp, oboe, timpani and glockenspiel. New Hope Presbyterian Church is located at 3825 McGregor Blvd., one block south of the Fort Myers Country Club in Fort Myers. For more information, call the church office at 274-1230 or visit www.newhopefortmyers.org. English Country Dancing ClassLearn the social dances of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries at W a-ke Hatchee Recreation Center in Fort Myers. Classes are held year-round on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy live music and a family friendly atmosphere as you learn English country dance steps.Dress is casual, wear flat shoes with non-slip soles. Partners are not necessary and beginners are welcome. Lessons are free after a one-time payment of $10, which covers lifetime membership to the Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center. For more information, contact Gillian Carney at 603-9828, send an e-mail to fortmyersdancers@hotmail.com or visit http://dancefl.us/ecd/FtMyersECD.shtml. Wa-ke Hatchee Recreation Center is located at 16760 Bass Road in Fort Myers. Call 432-2154 for driving directions.


13 THE RIVER MARCH 30, 2012 CROW Case Of The Week: River Ottersby Patricia MolloyEnergetic. Engaging. Inquisitive. The North American river otter (Lontra canadensis) is the quintessential face of mischief and playfulness. As exciting as it would be to watch the adorable, furry babies at play (CROWs otter complex currently houses 11 young pups), Dr. Heather stated, I quietly peek into the otter complex only once a week to avoid being seen. The staff at CROW goes to great lengths to ensure that the wildness of each patient remains intact during its stay at the clinic. This is most evident in their care of otters, as the ever-curious creatures easily imprint on humans. Imprinting occurs when a wild animal sees a human as its friend; it is dangerous to release an imprinted animal back into the wild. To have a 30-pound, 30-inch otter seeing humans as a food source would be fatal to the wild animal. Otters bird-like chirping is often heard along quiet springs and rivers by canoers and kayakers. Possessing clawed, webbed feet, they are as comfortable frolicking on land as they are swimming. They can remain under water as long as four minutes and dive up to 250 feet while searching for food. They are exceptionally intelligent and capable of creating and using tools just like monkeys, apes and beavers. Incredibly social creatures, young otters (called pups) will feed and travel with their mothers (called queens) for approximately one year. Before and after breeding, male otters (referred to as meowters) lead primarily solitary lives. In order to clean the otter complex, staff members quietly place food in a room separated from the pool area. When the door is opened to the feeding room and the otters enter, a trap door closes, shielding the patients from the presence of the cleanup crew. Once the complex has been put back in order and the otters have finished their meals, they are re-released into the main activity room without ever seeing their human caretakers. Caring for sick and orphaned otters may require a lot of smokeand-mirror tricks for the CROW team, but the effort insures the health and safety of these extraordinary mammals. 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 P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. CROWs secluded otter complex, complete with a trap door for feeding, is full of stimuli to ensure that the social mammals entertain themselves and build foraging skills There are currently 11 orphaned otter pups staying at the clinic photo courtesy of CROW OUR PATIENTS CANT PAY THEIR BILLS BUT YOU CAN HELP INSURE THE ANIMALS AT CROW CROW Join CROW for Walk on Walk on the the Wild Side Wild Side March 30, 2012 8am For more information, visit www.crowclinic.org or phone 472-3644 ext. 229Go to www.crowclinic.orgClick on Help Insure a CROW Patient Choose your favorite patient Make your pledge with a credit card Receive a certi cate with a photo of your chosen animal by reply e-mailFor more information, phone 472-3644 ext. 231Please thank our Case of the Week ad sponsor for supporting CROW:thanks for helping insure the care and feeding of our patients


THE RIVER MARCH 30, 201214 Springtime Shark Fishingby Capt. Matt MitchellWith spring now here according to the calendar, things just keep getting better out on the water. Its always amazing to me where all of the life that shows up in the bay this time of year comes from. It seems a switch is flipped when our water temperature reaches the mid to high 70s and the bay and near shore waters load up with bait fish and all the predators that follow them. One of my favorite types of fishing this time of year is catch-and-release inshore fishing for sharks. Sharks can be targeted in all sizes, anywhere from five-pound blacktips all the way up to 300-poundplus bull sharks. After months of fishing with light spinning tackle for smaller species all winter, its a nice change to switch it up and hook into some hard fighting big sharks. Blacktip and bull sharks are plentiful and right at the top of the list for me right now. Lots of my clients have never caught a 100-pound-plus fish and they really enjoy hooking into something this big and feeling the brute power. My basic rig for shark fishing is medium heavy spinning tackle. I use my tarpon gear, which is a sevento eightfoot rod with a 6000 series reel spooled with at least 250 yards of 50# braided line. Most of the time I avoid using a steel leader when targeting sharks and simply use a fourto five-foot piece of 100# fluorocarbon leader and a circle hook. Yes, you will have some cut offs without using steel leader but you will also get a lot more bites. If the water is dirty or I am getting a lot of cut offs I will switch it up and use a oneto two-foot piece of single strand wire. Use non-coated circle hooks that will quickly rust out of a sharks mouth. If you want to target the smaller blacktips, 10# to 15# test spinning tackle is a blast. Twoto four-foot blacktips are a great fun on this set-up. I like to put a chum bag out while sitting on the anchor. When fishing for these smaller blacktips a live pinfish under a float is hard to beat. You will see the blacktips swim right up to the boat and they can often be sightfished. Deeper flats in the fiveto sevenfoot range hold tons of these hard fighting, smaller sport model blacktips and are a riot for anglers of any age. They run fast, often quickly changing direction, and some even jump. When chasing after bigger sharks, a fresh cut bait is key. Mullet and ladyfish caught the same day or half a stingray is hard to beat. I simply freeline these baits putting out a spread of lines from an anchored boat. You can chum with small chunks of cut bait but most of the time its not even needed. Be ready to chase down these bigger sharks as they will quickly take 200 yards of line off a big spinning reel. Although sharks can be found throughout our waters, some places hold larger numbers of sharks than others. Any natural channel close to the passes that cuts through a grass flat is a great place to get started. The sloughs that come in from both Captiva and Redfish passes are some of my favorite places to set up. I very seldom have a client keep a shark. Once a shark is brought boatside, anything under four feet, I usually grab and remove the hook with a long pair of hook-outs, keeping my fingers as far away from the powerful jaws as possible. Get a tight grip on the shark and turn it upside down as that makes them go dormant. When sharks are larger, they can be very hard to handle so I will often cut the leader as close to the hook as possible, letting them swim free If you do intend to keep a shark for a meal, I suggest keeping a small blacktip. Bigger sharks are high in mercury content and really not any good to eat. Days of killing a big shark just for a photo of it hung up at the dock are, luckily, long gone. You are not doing anyone a service by killing these awesome animals. If you plan on keeping one, the shark must be immediateley gutted and packed on ice as sharks urinate through their skin. If a shark that is not properly gutted and iced right away, the meat will have a strong ammonia taste. The FWC has new regulations on sharks and certain species are being protected. Anglers are allowed one shark per day with a maximum of two per vessel per day. These hard-fighting fish are the top of the food chain and are much more fun to catch than they are to eat. 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. A sporty sized five-pound blacktip shark ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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The class is designed to introduce new users to GPS. The class will include discussions of marine navigation, how a GPS works and GPS limitations. There will be an extensive presentation on what a GPS can do and what a boater can do with GPS. For those interested in purchasing a GPS, you will understand what a GPS can do for you and some of the key features to look for as you shop for a GPS. The cost of the class is $40. The class is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron classroom, located at 16048 San Carlos Blvd. at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware) in Fort Myers. Students can register online at www. scbps.com or call 466-4040 for more information.


15 THE RIVER MARCH 30, 2012 JACARANDAThe Entertainment Nightly in Sanibels Social Scene1223 PERIWINKLE WAY, SANIBEL 472-1771 Happy Apps $5.95Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Crispy Fried Calamari, Chilled Oysters, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ Beef Satays, Snow Crab Legs, Chicken WingsSanibels Best HAPPY HOUR4 7 p.m. Nightly in the lounge1/2 Price DrinksCall & Well Liquor, Draft Beer Selections, Select House Wine Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure timeTHE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians Caloosahatchee Oxbow And Riverlore CruiseThe next Caloosahatchee Oxbow and Riverlore Cruise will be held on Sunday, April 15. All are invited to experience the historical Caloosahatchee on this cruise that explores the meanders of the upriver Caloosahatchee. Join with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation as they follow the river back to a time when a waterfall served as the headwaters of the Caloosahatchee and settlers braved living amongst the wilderness. The 2.5-hour adventure begins by locking through the W.P. Franklin Lock in Olga. Heading east toward Alva, participants enter the historic bends of the river and revisit the activities of the pioneers who traveled the same river to find paradise. Stories of the settlements and their adventures are blended with an understanding of the rivers oxbows, the wild creatures that call it home and the challenges the river faces. The tour is guided by Rae Ann Wessel, a river researcher, long-time river advocate, historian and SCCF Natural Resource Policy Director. The vessel is the stable and spacious 47-passenger Manatee Rover pontoon boat that features daily manatee tours. All seats have a great view for photographs and bird watching. Cruises depart 1 at p.m. from the W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam off SR 80 in Olga. Cruises return by 3:30 p.m. The last cruise of the season will be on Mothers Day, May 13. Tickets are $40 per person, with payment due at time of reservation. They also need the names of all passengers at the time of reservation. Call SCCF at 472-2329 for more details. (Please note that reservations must be made by Friday, April 13 for the April 15 cruise. Space is limited.) Audubon Bunche Beach Bird WalkThe next Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Saturday bird walk will be held this Saturday, March 31 at Bunche Beach. Meet at the beach parking lot at 8 a.m. Parking fee is $1 per hour, and the meters accept bills only. Waterproof shoes are a must because participants walk through tidal pools throughout the walk. These bird walks are open to public and all levels of experience. A $2 donation to Sanibel-Captiva Audubon is appreciated. Call Hugh Verry at 3953798 for more details. Conservation 20/20 Program Adds Land To CREWLast week, the Lee County Conservation 20/20 Program purchased five acres in the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW), located northeast of the intersection of E. Terry Street and Radio Tower Road in Lee County. The CREW is a vast 60,000 acre area of interconnected swamps that spans Lee and Collier Counties. Its preservation is essential if such wildlife as the Florida panther and black bear are to survive. It also provides aquifer recharge, natural flood protection and water purification. About 15,500 acres of CREW lie in Lee County. In 1989, the CREW Land & Water Trust was established as a nonprofit organization to coordinate the land acquisition, land management, and public use of the CREW. That same year, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners dedicated $9 million to acquire land from willing sellers in the Flint Pen Strand. The South Florida Water Management District provided matching acquisition funds and has taken the lead as land manager. Twenty years later, and with various other state and local funding programs, the vast majority (13,330 acres) of the Flint Pen area has been acquired. Most remaining parcels to acquire in the Flint Pen Strand are small, five tocontinued on page 18 Devils elbow portion of the Caloosahatchee Americas Boating Course OfferedThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering Americas Boating Course on Saturday, April 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This course is recognized by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. The State of Florida recently passed legislation requiring anyone born after January 1, 1988 to have passed a safe boating course and obtain a Boating Safety Education ID card, which is valid for life, in order to operate a boat with more than 10 HP. Each student will receive a card/certificate from the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission upon completion of the class. The course consists of two sessions on consecutive Saturdays. The second session will be held on Saturday, April 28 also from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Topics covered include hull design, docking, anchoring, handling boating emergencies, reading channel markers and many other topics to make each boating experience safer and more enjoyable. Successful completion of this course entitles the boater to six months free membership in a United States Power Squadron. The cost of the course is $40, with a $20 cost for a second person sharing the instruction materials. The course is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron classroom, located at 16048 San Carlos Blvd. at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware) in Fort Myers. Students can register online at www. scbps.com or call 466-4040 for more information. Local Waters/ Local Charts Class OfferedThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering the popular Local Waters/Local Charts class. The class will be held on Saturday, April 21 from 1:30pm to 4:30 p.m. at the Power Squadrons classroom, 16048 San Carlos Blvd. at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware) in Fort Myers. The class is directed towards new boaters and boaters new to the area, as well as those wishing to learn chart reading. It will provide the boater with some of the basics of navigation, oriented to the Fort Myers area. Students will be using chart 11427 and you must bring this chart to class. Optional On-The-Water training is also offered at a later date. Please check with the class instructor for details. The cost of the class is $40. Students can register online at www.scbps.com or call 466-4040.


THE RIVER MARCH 30, 201216 From page 1Molieres WitAgnes from his older rival, when he makes the mistake of confiding in Arnolphe, who attempts to prevent him from getting the girl. Moliere is the master of farce. When the play was first staged in 1662, starring Moliere as Arnolphe, it raised some outcry from the public. Today, this theatrical comedy is considered by some critics to be one of his finest achievements. Directed by artistic director Bill Taylor, The School For Wives is well cast. Thomson has so much dialogue its mind-boggling and he carries it off with superb comic timing and no flubs. He says his next project will be to memorize the Bible. He could probably do it. Arnolphe is a glorious creation, a larger-than-life figure of fun who is almost never off stage. It calls for bravura showmanship and Thomson delivers beautifully. He gets everything about this fellow spot-on: the foolish arrogance, the vanity, the swaggering cowardice and the pathetic jealousy. I doubt Moliere could have done it more justice. Two servants of Arnolphe, Georgette (Pam Erdman) and Alain (Thomas Marsh) are great in their clowning roles. Others who add to the production are Rick Sebastian as Chrysalde, and Robert Feigenblatt in two roles, Enrique and a Notary. Diana Waldlers detailed costumes and Taylors simple setting place The School For Wives firmly in its original period. If you ever wondered how a 350-year-old comedy can truly be considered classic, heres your answer. The show runs through April 7 at Theatre Conspiracy, located in the Alliance For the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. For tickets, call 936-3239. John Saco and Scott Thomson Art Classes Offered At Veterans ParkThe following art classes featuring lower prices will be offered at Veterans Park Recreation Center, located at 55 Homestead Road South in Lehigh Acres: Art Class With June De Vincent A resident of Lehigh Acres, June De Vincent has been the recipient of numerous art awards over the past 35 years, including two entries into the prestigious winners circle of the Southwest Florida Art Council. Teaching has been a way of passing on a lifetime of learning and loving the world of fine art. Classes are now being offered at these new discounted rates. Come discover the artist within you. Oil Painting This class is intended to introduce oil painting as a means of personal expression. The class is designed to expand knowledge utilizing various subjects including landscape, portrait and still-life. Students will focus on composition, color values, perspective, shading and form. Classes are held on Wednesdays (the next session starts on April 4) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is open to ages 14 and older. Cost is $40 for four, threehour classes per month. Materials for this class are not included in the price. For more information, call 368-6851. A $10 facility membership fee is required to participate in this program. Watercolors/Charcoal Watercolor has many facets. It is the most versatile of mediums and paint. The right brushes can create some interesting art. So much can be done with watercolor. For example, one can work with wet or not, do mono prints, collage and rice paper. In some instances, it can be worked with pastels. Watercolor is only limited by the imagination. Classes are held on Wednesdays (the next session starts on April 4) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is open to ages 14 and older. Cost is $40 for four, threehour classes per month. Materials for this class are not included in the price. For more information, call 368-6851. A $10 facility membership fee is required to participate in this program. Upcoming special events at Veterans Park also include: Veterans Park Annual Colored Coconut Hunt If a rabbit can lay eggs, then we most certainly can lay coconuts! Colored coconuts and eggs will be hidden in designated areas of the rec centers park grounds. Bring your Easter basket and join the hunt. There will be games, face painting and activities for all participants. There will also be a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny. The hunt will be broken in to four different age groups with colored coconuts and eggs in each patch. Prizes will be given for different colored coconuts. The hunt will be held on Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to noon for ages infant up to 13 years old. Cost is $5 per child. You must pre-register as the event is limited to 100 participants. The hunt begins at 10:30 a.m. sharp, no exceptions. Call the Veterans Park Recreation Center at 369-1521 for more information or to sign up. From page 1Art Walkphotographers, stained glass artists, sculptors, and on-site portraits for you, your family or your pets. There is no admission charge. Work by Charlene Ewen Edison State College Theatre Debuts Spring Production Of Savage/LoveThis spring, Edison State College Theatre will produce Savage/Love by Sam Shepard and Joseph Chaikin. In a note from Chaikin at the beginning of one edition of the play, he bills the piece as, Savage/Love: common poems of real and imagined moments in the spell of love. Different from Shakespeares broad observations about love, Shepard and Chaikin write from deep within the most familiar and terrifying intimate moments. Savage/Love is the outcome of two engaging collaborations. The first is that of Sam Shepard (winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Buried Child) and Joseph Chaikin (founder of the Open Theatre in New York) who created Savage/Love over the course of three weeks of improvisational writing sessions. The creative team behind Edison State College Theatres production keeps with the collaborative spirit and consists of Stuart Brown (S/Ls director and Professor of Theatre at Edison) and Alyce Bochette ( S/Ls choreographer and co-director of Dance Bochette.) Edison State College Theatre mounts a full production each fall and spring semester. In the spring of 2011, they produced Some Things You Need To Know Before The World Ends (A Final Evening With The Illuminati) by Larry Larson and Levi Lee, and this past fall, a production of Servant Of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni. Many parts of this production of Savage/Love were created by the cast through experimentation during movement rehearsals. This, with smart and challenging direction and choreography from Stuart Brown and Alyce Bochette, yields an engrossing bit of theatre. Savage/Love will be performed on March 29, 30 and 31, as well as April 1, 4, 5, 6 and 7. Curtain is at 8 p.m., with Sunday and Wednesday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students. For more information, visit www.BrownPaperTickets.com. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


17 THE RIVER MARCH 30, 2012Plant SmartCypress Kneeby Gerri ReavesThe curious phrase cypress knee evokes a host of associations. For decades, kitschy carved knees have been a staple item in gift shops along Floridas highways. Anyone who had tried to mow a knee-dotted landscape or has tripped on one might have an adversarial attitude toward the pneumatophores, or aerial roots. But people in the know appreciate the cypress knee as a component of the iconic bald cypress tree ( Taxodium distichum). The majestic treelives not only in cypress swamps, where it survives part of the year with its base submerged in slow-moving water, but in flood plains and along bodies of fresh water. The conifer can grow to more than 100 feet tall and live for hundreds of years. The conical, or tapered, knees surround the base of the tree. They arise from a lateral root systemand can reach six feet high. The knees are less conspicuous in the wet season, when they might be all but submerged in standing water. And what do those knees do? One, they provide oxygen to the tree during the submerged season. A useful comparison is the black mangrove (Avicennia germinans), which has finger-like vertical pneumatophores to aid the root system in breathing. Another theory, not exclusive of the first, is that the knees help to anchor the towering, straight-trunked trees in the unstable soil of wetland habitats. This adaptable tree will also do surprisingly well in upland or dry areas, too, a characteristic that makes it increasingly popular as a specimen for large properties that dont require mowing. Trees located where flooding never occurs might not develop knees. Sources: www.sfrc.ufl.edu and www. floridata.com. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Knees rise from the lateral roots of the bald cypress tree photo by Gerri Reaves From page 1Herb Day11:15 a.m. Cooking demonstration with Vicki Chelf of Worden Farms 1:30 to 3 p.m. Making An Herb Mound demonstration, a technique first developed by longtime herb lover Kaye Cude. Hosted by Debbie Hughes and assisted by Todd Roy, Lee County Master Gardeners and Edison & Ford Winter Estates Horticulturists Tour of Victory, Heritage and Herb Garden at the Estates Vendors include herbs, herbal crafts and products at the Lee County Extension Office in the morning. Books, plants, compost, fertilizer and other items can be purchased at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates gift and garden shop in the afternoon. To register online, visit https://webtrac. leegov.com and insert Extension Services in the Location dropdown box or Herbs in the Category drop down box. For more information, call 533-7514. Earth Kind Rose Caring For Your PlantsWhat Are My Trees Worth?By Justen DobbsDo you have large palms or hardwood trees in your yard that came with your house? Did you plant a tree that you bought from a local home improvement store many years ago? Now, the tree may be too tall, too large or just not right for its location. This happens with many homeowners in Southwest Florida and they often wonder what their options are. There are tree brokers and commercial landscapers who search for palms or trees that they can use on a landscape. Often times, they will knock on your front door and ask if you want to sell a particular tree in your yard. If you dont mind getting rid of it, go ahead and sell it to them, but keep in mind they are going to offer a fraction of what its worth on the open market. Never accept their first offer, but maybe ask for double it. Dont forget, there can be some high costs involved in removing trees that are large, especially if they have some value. Some examples include Canary Island Date palms (Phoenix canariensis), Royal palms (Roystonea regia), Thatch palms ( Thrinax radiata) and Ponytail palms ( Beaucarnea recurvata). Large, custom mansions and upscale commercial developments employ landscape architects who incorporate these types of trees into their landscapes. These architects work with landscape companies and tree brokers who provide the expensive trees. Most tree brokers are going to offer you a few hundred dollars for a tree they will re-sell for well over a thousand dollars. This is perfectly normal and some tree brokers and landscapers make a good, honest living doing it. Hardwood trees such as Royal Poinciana (Delonix regia), Trumpet ( Tabebuia sp.), Oak (Quercus virginiana) and Buttonwood (Conocarpus sp.) require massive machinery to move properly and are rarely purchased by tree brokers. It is more cost effective to simply plant a new hardwood than move a large, established one. If you are not familiar with palm trees and you have some rather large ones in your yard, chances are that they are common and probably do not have a resale value. This means if you want them relocated or removed, it will be nearly impossible to find someone to purchase them from you, and you will likely have to pay to have them cut down. These include Queen palms (Syagrus romanzoffiana), Cabbage palms (Sabal palmetto), Christmas palms (Adonidia merrillii) and Coconut palms (Cocos nucifera). If you are unsure of what type of palm or palms you have in your yard, your best bet is to take a picture of each type and post it on the internet or e-mail it to a local landscaper. One good website that is available for palm tree discussion is www. palmtalk.org. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. Date palms (Phoenix sp.) are slow growing and always in demand. Thirty-footers like this cost a few thousand dollars or more Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER MARCH 30, 201218 Shell Museum Oyster Eating Contest Offers Fun For Entire FamilyEveryone is invited to join the mollusk madness during The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museums 3rd annual Oyster Eating Contest on April 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The contest will be held at The Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market on Tarpon Bay Road. Proceeds from the event, sponsored by the museum, The Timbers, and Lily & Co. Jewelry Gallery, will benefit the museums exhibit and educational programs. Not only do the best oyster eaters win a prize, but spirit, costume, and fundraising awards will also be up for grabs. Although the oyster eating contest is the main attraction, there will also be food and drinks from The Timbers, plus shell crafting and face painting for kids. The raffle winner of a watch donated by Lily & Co. will be announced. The 23 contestants in last years competition tried various methods of ingesting as many mollusks as possible in one minute including dunking the oysters in butter, beer, Tabasco and cocktail sauce before slurping them down. A rowdy crowd of nearly 400 sampled oysters, cuttlefish, shrimp and baby octopi from The Timbers. They also waved signs, shook noisemakers and cheered wildly for their favorite contestants. Lamar Williams, who was sponsored by Stilwell Enterprises, downed four dozen oysters to win last years contest. I just ate like I was on fire, he explained. Thats all I did. I just grabbed them and ate them as quickly as I could. There wasnt any strategy to it; I didnt put anything on them. Great oysters! Local news personality Clay Miller of NBC-2 will return as master of ceremonies. I think its great, he said of the contest. I like the camaraderie, the community coming together to do what they can for The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. Anytime you can put money towards stuff that deals with our environment and whats out in our oceans, I think its wonderful. There are several event sponsorship opportunities available. To learn more about sponsorships or to participate as a contestant, visit www.shellmuseum.org, or contact John Suau at 395-2233 or jsuau@ shellmuseum.org. Prize winners and judges from last years contestFrom page 15Conservation 20/2010 acre platted lots from the 1960s Sun Coast Acres land development. Although it is time consuming to buy small parcels, some individual lots are strategic for management and the collective whole is important to complete. In 2007, the CREW Trust initiated a multi-party agreement to try again to buy remaining lots. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida sought willing sellers for the Lee County Conservation 20/20 environmental land acquisition program, and the SFWMD agreed to manage new acquisitions. The owner wanted $30,000 for the property, but the Division of County Lands, the County Office which negotiates land purchases for the county, was able to acquire the property for $11,810. The Conservation 20/20 program buys environmentally important lands for preservation. It is funded by a property tax, which was approved by referendum in 1996. It is 50 cents for every $1,000 of taxable property value. Since the first purchase in 1997, the Countys Conservation 20/20 program has made 112 land purchases, and the land inventory now stands at 24,467 acres. SCCF Trip To Picayune Strand And FakahatcheeA trip to Picayune Strand and Fakahatchee Strand is being offered by the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation on Friday, April 6. Participants will meet at the Marsh Trail on US 41 at 10 a.m. After a walk and talk with Refuge Manager Kevin Godsea, the group will travel on to the Fakahatchee Boardwalk. There, the group will be met by Park Ranger and orchid expert extraordinaire, Mike Owen. Picayune Strand Restoration will help the 10,000 Islands National Wildlife Refuge and is part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program. It connects Panther National Wildlife Refuge with 10,000 Islands. The restoration is taking place in an area called Golden Gate Estates, which was semi-developed and sold by the same corporation that developed Cape Coral. Over 112,000 acres of wetlands were dredged to create what has been called the States largest subdivision. After acquiring some of the property, agencies are now filling in canals and eliminating roads which flooded each summer. By doing so, the natural sheet flow will be restored. Fakahatchee Strand is one of the hidden jewels tucked away in cypress trees. It has only been in the past few years a boardwalk has been available to explore this area in an easily accessible way. The group will picnic at the Fakahatchee Boardwalk Trailhead before walking through the cypress. This trail has just opened to the public in the past few years, giving people an opportunity enter the swamp without getting their feet wet. The Marsh Trail parking lot is well marked with a Refuge Sign and has space for about 15 cars. It is approximately three miles past the entrance to Collier Seminole State Park and three miles before you get to Port of the Islands. For another landmark, it is 1.3 miles beyond Corey Billies (CB) Airboat Rides. Participants should pack a lunch, wear comfortable walking shoes, bring water, sunscreen, a hat and insect repellent. Binoculars may add to your enjoyment as there is an observation tower a short distance into the trail. For additional information, call 4722329. New Time For Sunset CelebrationSunset Celebration On The Pier, sponsored by the Cape Coral Parks & Recreation Department, announced that their next event will be held on Wednesday, April 4 at a new time, from 5 to 8 p.m. The celebration held at Cape Coral Yacht Club will include live music with David Barber, food and drink specials at KCs Riverstop and a fabulous Southwest Florida sunset. Over 45 vendors will be selling their arts and crafts, jewelry, gift items and much more. In addition, there will be a Classic Car Cruise-In with more than 25 cars from the 1930s through the 1980s. Sunset Celebration is free and open to the public. Shuttle buses will be available every 15 minutes from Club Square to the Cape Coral Yacht Club, 5819 Driftwood Parkway. This service is free and will run from 4:45 to 8:15 p.m. Call 574-0806 for more information. Fishing Documentary To Be Screened At Ding DarlingThe J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge will host a premiere screening of WGCU-TVs latest one-hour documentary, Silver King: The Birth of Big Game Fishing, on Friday, March 30 starting at 5:30 p.m. The story, told by award-winning producer Lynne Howard Fraser, begins with the first tarpon caught using a rod-and-reel in Tarpon Bay, now part of the refuge. This 1885 event changed the face and fabric of sports fishing and helped make Southwest Florida a destination for anglers from all parts of the world. Today, the silver king remains one of the most soughtafter of all game fish. The premiere showing is free, but seating is limited. Call 472-1100 ext. 233 to reserve your seats. Advance reservations are required. Before the screening, the refuge will unveil a sign marker about Woods historymaking catch. It will be erected at Tarpon Bay and was made possible by a donation from the Sanibel Island Fishing Club. William Halsey Wood launched a brandnew sport at Tarpon Bay, giving birth to big game fishing in 1885


19 THE RIVER MARCH 30, 2012 Opening Exhibit Artists Reception Join Arts For ACT Gallery, located at 2265 First Street in downtown Fort Myers, on Friday, April 6 from 6 to 10 p.m. for the opening reception and art walk for April 2012. This month, ACT Gallery will feature local artist and designer Jeffery Scott Lewis in the main gallery. Also exhibiting this month in the office gallery is Dog Art Diva artist Charlene Ewen. The photography of Marvin Weiner will be exhibited in the middle gallery room. Lewis was recently featured in Floridas Division of Cultural Affairs new Culture Builds Florida campaign, Jeffrey Scott is known as an artist with a message. Using characteristically bold color palettes and abstract compositions, Lewis attempts to convey messages through emotional responses to color, line, texture and scale. Always experimenting and pushing boundaries, his newest series explores self-acceptance and the process of shedding layers of false identity in pursuit of the love of self and the sense of relief that is experienced in that discovery. Abstraction in photography is something new for the artist, known primarily for mixed media painting and sculpture. I am not a photographer Lewis stated in regards to his new body of work, As I Am. I have always been a mixed media artist incorporating various media into most of my work. This series is no different. He continued, Just because the final result is a photographic print does not make me a photographer. The works incorporate body painting, elements of performance, digital technology and photography. As I Am celebrates selfacceptance and the process of learning to love oneself. Being who we were born to be and learning to love ourselves for who we truly are is one of lifes most challenging issues. Though the works are predominately abstract, they convey a sense of freedom, release, and individuality through the use of color, implied motion and brief glimpses of raw skin. They are meant to make one feel free, to see what one sees, and hopefully to find their own passion in mine. Ewen really cant remember when she was not creating something, painting, crafts, jewelry, ceramics you name it, she tried it. As a child, going through so many coloring books and crayon boxes. She was the kid who did stay inside the lines in fact she would actually create shading around the edges and use more than one color crayon in a space. Her biggest fan was her dad, who spent weekends driving Charlene to downtown Chicago so she could attend the Art Institute of Chicago and the American Academy of Fine Arts for art classes. Her favorite place was the Field Museum and the animal displays, she was never without a sketchbook and her love of animals grew over the years. Ewen enjoyed a career in lithograph printing when everything done by hand and with an artist eye, specializing in color correction of film for the printing press. Her hands are always doing something creative. Charlene was an artist for Pelicans In Paradise Gala and Auction, Annual Island Celebration Of The Arts and others. For the last 19 years, she enjoyed showing her dogs in Conformation showing. It is there that Charlene was inspired to start painting again, this time it was not just paint but mixed media that gave her inspiration to create one of a kind art using her favorite subject, Animals especially dogs and cats. Her dog Leo, who is a Cesky Terrier, is her muse and is always at her side while she is working in the studio. Ive found once you are used to a creative life, an ordinary life is blank and plain, Ewen said. Weiner is a retired teacher, principal and area superintendent from the Miami Dade County School System. Upon retiring, he began visiting many parts of the United States, as well as taking various trips abroad. Thus began his interest in photography as a hobby, and ultimately, as a second profession. He has shown his photography and participated in art festivals, where his work has won awards. He spent several years as a managing partner at Harbour View Gallery in Cape Coral, Florida. As a means of artistic expression, he chooses to photograph a variety of subject matter while utilizing various techniques and digital manipulations. Although Marv is basically self taught, he continues to improve his skills through participation in a variety of photography and Photoshop courses. Weiner is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals and the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. These exhibits continue through Monday, April 30 at Arts For ACT Gallery. Boxer painting by Charlene Ewen Artists Dream Gallery-16 by Marv Weiner WOW II by Jeffrey Scott Lewis


THE RIVER MARCH 30, 201220 Gulf Coast Symphony, Alliance For The Arts Host An Evening Of Stories & SongBe inspired by the beauty of stories punctuated by music when the Gulf Coast Symphony partners with the Alliance for the Arts to present An Evening Of Stories & Song, which takes place in the Foulds Theater at the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. On Saturday, April 14 at 8 p.m., join local literary celebrities Amy Bennett-Williams and her husband, Roger Williams, along with the evenings master of ceremonies, Osvaldo Padilla, managing editor of Florida Weekly, as they read stories theyve written exclusively for this performance, enhanced by musical performances given by Gulf Coast Symphony ensembles. After the performance, join Amy, Roger, Osvaldo, Maestro Kurtz of the Gulf Coast Symphony and some of its musicians for desserts provided by The Butterfly Estates, cheese and wine in the Alliance for the Arts Gallery. Tickets to this moving performance are $50 per person plus handling fees, or VIP sponsor tickets cost $100 per person and include an autographed copy of Amy Bennett-Williams most recent book Along The Caloosahatchee.Tickets can be purchased by calling the Gulf Coast Symphony office at 277-1700 or online at www. gulfcoastsymphony.org. Waddy Padilla Roger Williams Amy Bennett Williams at home with her pet, Gooseifer Legally Blonde The Musical At Broadway PalmBroadway Palm Dinner Theatre will present Legally Blonde the Musical April 5 through May 13. This new smash hit musical is based on the novel Legally Blonde and 2001 movie of the same title that starred Reese Witherspoon. Elle Woods is a popular sorority girl whose favorite pastimes are shopping, planning mixers and her adorable dog Bruiser. This underestimated blonde doesnt take no for an answer, so when her boyfriend dumps her for someone more serious, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Along the way, Elle teaches the snobs a thing or two and proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. Legally Blonde is directed by Seth Reines. Choreography is by resident choreographer, Amy Marie McCleary. The cast includes numerous Broadway Palm alumni and a furry friend making her acting debut, Roxy Vogt as Bruiser. Tickets are $27 to $51 with group discounts available for parties of 20 or more. Tickets can be reserved by calling 278-4422, by visiting www. BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. A scene from the show Debut At FGCU Theatre Lab Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Theatre Lab invites the public to the opening of Faustus Burns Brightly, a play written, directed and designed by Professor Barry Cavin, incorporating Christopher Marlowes Doctor Faustus, running April 4 to 8, and April 11 to 15 in the Theatre Lab, located at the Arts Complex on campus. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with a matinee performance on Sunday at 2 p.m. The performance centers on a group of recent college graduates who open a small theater on the dingy streets of Hollywood and decide to produce Marlowes Doctor Faustus as their opening show. Art and life blend when the young companys funding secret leads to their Faustian bargains. The play is based on true events. To purchase tickets online, visit http:// theatrelab.fgcu.edu. For more information, call the box office at 590-7268. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


21 THE RIVER MARCH 30, 2012 The Future Of Art Exhibits At Alliance For The Arts The Alliance for the Arts gallery will overflow with work by Lee County art students during the month of April as the 20th annual Lee Arts Educators Association (LAEA) show returns to the Alliance. This yearly exhibition, titled The Future of Art, gives public and private art teachers the opportunity to display a sampling of their students work. It includes more than 40 schools and more than 1,000 pieces of student art. Elementary and middle school students will cover the walls with colorful drawings, paintings, ceramics and three-dimensional pieces from April 4 to 12, with an opening reception on Wednesday, April 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. Their work will then be replaced by high school pieces, with another opening reception on Wednesday, April 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. Judges will select high school winners in several categories and award a Best in Show. Refreshments for the high school reception will be generously provided by Evans Neighborhood Pizza. The high school work will remain on display until April 28. LAEA is a group of volunteer art teachers who work to recognize and promote students with interest and aptitude in the arts. For the first time this year, its member teachers will display their work in the Alliance Member Gallery in April. Young Artists Awards will be featured in the Foulds Theatre Lobby. Part of the Alliance mission is to nurture future artists. Having the opportunity to show their work in a professional gallery for thousands to see helps students build confidence and advance their artistic abilities. Studies have shown that kids who are involved in the arts are more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, elected to class office and participate in science and math fairs. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. 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THE RIVER MARCH 30, 201222 Gulfshore Playhouse To Present Tennessee Williams ClassicGulfshore Playhouse will present the Tennessee Williams classic A Streetcar Named Desire from April 6 to 22, with a preview performance on April 5. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play A Streetcar Named Desire follows the story of Blanche DuBois, a weak and disturbed woman on a desperate prowl for some place in the world to call her own. After losing their ancestral home, Belle Reve, Blanche shows up at the doorstep of her sister, Stella, in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Putting on airs of refinement and Southern gentility, Blanche tries to impress her brother-in-law and his gentle, good-natured friend, Mitch. Seeking to escape from reality, and an emblem of a lost traditional South, Blanche becomes a victim of the harsh present. Marlon Brando starred in the Broadway production and the four-time Academy Award-winning film adaptation. This will mark the 65th anniversary of this enduring Tennessee Williams classic. Founder and producing artistic director Kristen Coury will direct the production. Streetcar is such a pleasure to work on for the stage. A blend of fantastic actors, and an enduring script as well as lush scenic, light and sound design create an artistic landscape that will embrace the audience in a bygone era, said Coury. I especially enjoy bringing our beloved classics to life. Claire Brownell will be playing Blanche DuBois. She has previously been seen on Broadway and the National Tour of Alfred Hitchcocks The 39 Steps. Other productions include Boeing Boeing at Hartford Stage, Wonder of the World (The Childrens Theatre Company), Dirge (Ohio Theater) Powerful Voices, An Ideal Husband (Shakespeare Theatre Company DC), Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare on the Sound), A Christmas Carol (American Conservatory Theater); Bring Love To My Doorstep (Guthrie Studio Theater) and Twelfth Night (Montana Shakespeare Company) Brownell is a graduate of the American Conservatory Theater MFA program and received her BA from Carroll College in Helena, Montana. Tickets for Gulfshore Playhouses production of A Streetcar Named Desire are priced between $35 and $40 and can be purchased by visiting www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org or by calling the box office at 1-866-811-4111. Jed Aicher and Claire Brownell star as Mitch and Blanche Claire Brownell stars as Blanche DuBois Gulf Coast Symphony To Perform Free Symphony At Sunset ConcertThe Gulf Coast Symphony, Southwest Floridas premiercommunity orchestra, presents its much anticipated outdoor Symphony At Sunset concert on Sunday, April 1 at Riverside Community Park in Bonita Springs. The Gulf Coast Symphonys performance begins at 5:30 p.m, with an opening act, The Townsmen Big Band Orchestra, beginning at 4 p.m. The program features pops and light classics. This concert is free and open to the public. No tickets or advanced reservations are required. Riverside Park is located at 10450 Reynolds Street, just off of Old U.S. 41 in Bonita Springs. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring the whole family, lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets and spend the afternoon surrounded by Southwest Floridas beautiful spring weather and the great music that Southwest Florida has to offer. For more information on orchestra membership, call the Gulf Coast Symphony at 277-1700, e-mail info@gulfcoastsymphony.org or visit www.gulfcoastsymphony.org. The Townsmen Big Band Orchestra Image from last years Symphony At Sunset outdoor concert


23 THE RIVER MARCH 30, 2012 Seared Florida Snapper with Fennel and Carrot Saut 4 6-ounce snapper fillets 1/4 cup rice flour 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 cup fennel bulb slices 1/2 cup onion, chopped 1/2 cup carrots, julienne 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon fresh dill, finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 1/4 cup dry white wine fresh Florida dill for garnish (optional) Rinse fillets; pat dry with a paper towel. Score the skin side of fillets with a sharp knife. Coat fillets with rice flour; set aside. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large saut pan over medium-high heat. Add fennel, onion, carrot and garlic and saut for 5 to 6 minutes until vegetables are tender and slightly browned. Stir in dill, salt, pepper and wine; cook for 1 minute more. Remove fennel-carrot saut to a serving platter; keep warm. Wipe pan clean and heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. Saut fillets 3 to 4 minutes per side until browned and cooked through. Serve fillets and vegetables garnished with fresh dill. Yield 4 servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 276, Calories From Fat 106, Total Fat 12g, Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cholesterol 42mg, Total Carbohydrates 14g, Protein 25g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.00g Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store. Seared Florida Snapper with Fennel and Carrot Saut Second Annual STEMtastic Showcase The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools and The School District of Lee County will present a STEMtastic Showcase on Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lee County Public Education Center, 2855 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. In an effort to introduce students and their parents to the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, students in kindergarten to 12th grade will have the opportunity to visit hands-on exhibits, meet local scientists and engage in STEM activities. Last year, more than 500 students attended the showcase with their parents. Students in Florida are falling behind in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, and we are working with the community, our local businesses, and the School District to ensure that Lee County students have the opportunity to learn about these career options, and become interested in pursuing an education in these fields, said Marshall Bower, president and CEO of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. The STEMtastic Showcase will have ongoing activities in the four hallways at the Lee County Public Education Center. Tables, exhibits, virtual classrooms, outdoor and indoor activities and computer labs will be set up so students can learn more about the various subject areas. Suncoast For Kids Foundation is the major sponsor of this event. For more information, call The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools at 337-0433. Shakespeare At Renaissance AcademyShakespeare For Everyone, a series of six lectures presented by Nicholas Branson, will be offered to the public at FGCU Renaissance Academy at 10 a.m. on the following Tuesdays: March 6, 13, 20 and 27 as well as April 3. Through Bransons lecture, film and discussion, participants will explore the moral vision contained in works such as The Taming of the Shrew, Henry V, Hamlet, King Lear and Antony and Cleopatra. Lectures will be held at the FGCU Atrium Executive Center, 8695 College Parkway, Suite #1181 in Fort Myers. Individual lectures cost $25 to attend; the entire series is priced at $95. Register online at https://RegisterRA.fgcu.edu or call 425-3272. 1101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 www.engelvoelkers.com/Sanibel ENGEL & VLKERSFor Showings please call Isabella Rasi: 239-246-4716 South Seas ResortExquisite 2BR/2BA at Lands End. Waterviews from every room. Brand new contemporary interior.$1,299,000 McGregor WoodsSpacious fully furnished Home with 3 BR and 2.5 BA on large lot. Community Pool, Spa, Clubhouse, Tennis, Fishing Pier. Close to beaches, restaurants & shops. SOLD!


THE RIVER MARCH 30, 201224 It All Adds Up Sponsors Youth Soccer, Tee BallAn Estero-based accounting firm, It All Adds Up, has been very active in supporting the children in Southwest Florida through its support of local youth sports teams. The company recently sponsored a team for the Gateway Soccer Association (GSA) in Fort Myers. The sponsorship goes toward the purchase of uniforms and soccer equipment for the teams. The It All Adds Up team consists of a group of girls under the age of 8, with the team name of Argentina. They are coached by Heather Blanchard and practice once a week, with games on Saturdays. This spring, It All Adds Up is also sponsoring a tee ball team through Buckingham Little League. This team is named the Iron Birds and is made up of boys and girls ages 4 and 5. As a small business owner, I feel that it is so important to support the community, and I am especially passionate about supporting efforts to provide positive activities for children, said Pat Vavrek, owner of It All Adds Up. My accounting firm saw an increase in business over the past year, and we wanted to show our gratitude for this success by doing something to give back. In addition to her support of the youth sports teams, Pat also maintains an involvement in various community and networking groups. She currently serves on the Board and as Nomination and By-Law Chair for NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners), and is involved in groups such as the Institute of Management Accountants, the Small Business Resource Network and the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce. This type of involvement helps us to stay connected to one another, and encourages an active, growing community, added Vavrek. These networking groups not only cultivate business growth, but also provide personal enrichment and motivation. For more information about It All Adds Up, contact Pat Vavrek at 4255188 or e-mail ItAllAddsUpInc@comcast. net. Justin Willems of the It All Adds Up-sponsored soccer team at Gateway Soccer Association The It All Adds Up soccer team, Argentina, in action Randys Auto Repair, LLCwww.RandysAutoRepairLLC.com16191 San Carlos Blvd, Ste 1Fort Myers, FL 33908Tel. 267-2556FOREIGN & DOMESTIC BUMPER TOBUMPER OIL CHANGE SPECIAL $17.99 (up to 5 qts.)Lic No. MV 81675 HOURS: M-F: 9am 5:30pm Sat & Sun: By Appt.Ich spreche Deutsch Spring Training Nears End: What Are The Prospects For The Red Sox, Twins?by Ed FrankThe moving trucks have arrived. Packing is under way. And early next week, the 2012 spring training season will have ended. By all indications, the Florida Grapefruit League will set a new attendance record this year more than 1.5 million fans with the Boston Red Sox leading the pack as a result of their magnificent new jetBlue Park here in Fort Myers. As the regular season dawns anew, we will look forward at the two teams that train here, Boston and the Minnesota Twins, and what the experts predict for these two clubs in 2012. Remember, the Twins compiled the worst record in the American League last season, losing 99 games. And the Red Sox September implosion when they went 7-20, the greatest collapse in baseball history, cost manager Terry Francona his job. First to the Twins: The Twins 2011 disaster resulted in the dismissal of general manager Bill Smith and the return of former GM Terry Ryan. Whether Minnesota can return to its former winning ways most likely depends upon the M & M boys catcher Joe Mauer and first baseman Justin Morneau, two former American League MVPs. Both missed major portions of last season due to multiple injuries. But both reported to spring training healthy and have showed signs of their former selves this past month. The absence of Mauer behind the plate forced the Twins to use two substitutes whose combined batting average of .185 was the lowest at that position of any AL team. The addition of Ryan Doumit, who hit .303 last year for Pittsburgh, should rectify the problem. The acquisition of free agent outfielder Josh Willingham (.246 with Oakland in 2011) should help in the outfield, along with newcomer Jamey Carroll, who can play both the infield and outfield. The Twins signed the 38-year-old Carroll, who hit .290 in 146 games last season for the Los Angeles Dodgers, to a two-year deal. Woeful pitching last year was another big factor in their last place finish in the American Leagues Central Division. The combined ERA of 4.58 ranked next to last in the AL. Injuries to Scott Baker, Francisco Liriano and Nick Blackburn decimated the starting pitching. Ryan signed right-hander Jason Marquis, a combined 9-6 record last season with Washington and Arizona, as a starter. And veteran Carl Pavano, 9-13 in 2011, returns to round out the starting rotation. Prior to last season, the Twins had won the AL Central six times in nine seasons. A rebuilding job remains before they can most likely return to a plus-.500 record. A third or fourth place divisional finish is a good guess. However, their spring training record of 13-11 (as of Monday) is an encouraging. Now to the Red Sox: Starting pitching, or the lack thereof, was the principal reason for the Red Sox historic collapse last September. Losing right-hander Clay Buchholz to injury was atop the misery index, but you have to figure there will be injuries to players throughout any season. The Red Sox will begin the 2012 season with three reliable starters Buchholz, Josh Beckett (13-7 last year) and Jon Lester (15-9 in 2011). New general manager Ben Cherington aggressively sought starting pitching in the off-season through free agency, but it appears they will begin the season moving reliever Daniel Bard into a starting role. Boston did acquire All-Star closer Andrew Bailey from Oakland to replace Jonathan Papelbon, who departed for Philadelphia. And to strengthen the back end of the bullpen, Mark Melancon was acquired from Houston. There is little doubt that the Red Sox will score a lot of runs off the bats of David Ortiz, Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis and Adrian Gonzalez, who combined for 489 RBIs in 2011. But the big question remaining is whether outfielder Carl Crawford, who the Red Sox signed last year to a seven-year $142 million contract, will be productive this year. He hit .255 with just 11 RBIs a year ago and will not start the regular season as a result of a wrist injury. The Red Sox replaced Francona as manager with much-traveled Bobby Valentine, whose outspoken personality should keep the pressure off the Red Sox players themselves. In the tough American League Eastern Division, the Red Sox will compete, but a playoff berth is a big, big if. Florida Tarpons Start 2-0 It appears we have a winner in the new Florida Tarpons of the Ultimate Indoor Football League. Now, they just need the crowds to support the team. The Tarpons defeated the Lakeland Raiders, 62-47, on Sunday night at Germain Arena for their second straight victory of the new season. Quarterback Brian Harris threw for six touchdowns and 240 yards to spark the win while wide receiver Donald Fusilier caught five passes for 85 yards. Florida is on the road today (Friday), playing the 1-3 Mississippi Hound Dogscontinued on page 33


25 THE RIVER MARCH 30, 2012 Shell Point Golf Course Receives Certifications The Shell Point Golf Club was recently awarded certifications in multiple areas for The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program For Golf Courses (ACSP-Golf). The newest certifications are Water Quality Management and Chemical Use Reduction and Safety. Shell Point Golf Club already had the certifications for Environmental Planning and Water Conservation, and is working towards earning the remaining two categories of Wildlife/Habitat Management and Outreach and Education. Achieving certification in ACSP demonstrates leadership, commitment, and high standards of environmental management, and here at Shell Point we want to make sure we offer the best course for golfers, while protecting our surroundings and the environment, said Mark Jacobs, Golf Course Superintendent for Shell Point Golf Club. The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program For Golf Courses is an award winning education and certification program that helps golf courses protect their environment and preserve the natural heritage of the game of golf. This program helps officials (Golf Course Superintendents) enhance the valuable natural areas and wildlife habitats that golf courses provide, improve efficiency, and minimize potentially harmful impacts of golf operations. The Shell Point Golf Club is an 18-hole Championship Golf Course that opened in 2000. The course offers a grass driving range and practice green, lessons, a fully-stocked pro shop and snack bar. The course is open to the public, and offers the most competitive rates available in the area. Shell Point Golf Club is located at the entrance to Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers, just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. Shell Point Golf Club Mark Jacobs ALA Launches Third Annual StairclimbRegistration is under way and teams are now training for the 2012 Fight for Air Stairclimb, scheduled for Saturday, April 28 at the High Point Place, 2104 West First Street in Fort Myers and hosted by the Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Lung Association. Last years event raised $45,000 for the battle against lung diseases such as asthma and lung cancer, which is the leading cancer-related death for men and women in the United States. Event organizers hope to up the fundraising effort to $60,000 this year. During stairclimbs, which the American Lung Association (ALA) hosts throughout the country, participants raise money by collecting pledges to ascend the stairway in a high-rise tower. High Point Place the tallest building between Tampa and Miami has donated access to one of its towers for the Fight For Air Climb, and Lee Memorial Health System has returned as one of the largest sponsor. Nearly 250 climbers participated last year, and we anticipate that number to increase substantially this year, said Kurt Goerke, regional director of the ALAs Gulf Coast Chapter. As is the trend nationally, the Fort Myers stairclimb is attracting an increasing level of support and participation from local firefighters. Typically, firefighters don their full gear during the climb, providing a healthy competition between neighboring fire districts while at the same time inspiring non-firefighting participants. We had such positive feedback last year from participants about the involvement of the firefighters, and we are so pleased theres an even greater level of interest from them this year, Goerke said. Hopefully, we will see all local fire districts represented in the stairclimb. We couldnt ask for better representatives of the need to fight for air than firefighters. Teams who have registered are invited to begin training, and practice climbs are scheduled weekly on Saturday mornings beginning in February. The cost to register is $25, and each climber must raise $100. More information and online registration is available at www.FightForAirClimb.org. High Point Place offers climbers 30 floors and 514 steps, which will provide for a nice fitness challenge, Goerke added. Fight for Air Climbs are unique fundraising events for the ALA, usually occurring in prominent skyscrapers, stadiums or arenas and involve climbing multiple steps. Sometimes called a vertical road race, teams and individual participants often use the event as a fitness target, as a race or as a way to be active and meet new friends. Many climbers participate to support someone who has lung disease or as a memorial to someone who has passed away. The lung association chapters in West Palm continued on page 33 There is still time to purchase tickets to the Wildcat Cares 4 Kids charity weekend, which will benefit the Childrens Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida, being held from March 30 through April 1 at Wildcat Run Golf & Country Club in Estero. All events are open to the public. The event gets under way at 5:30 p.m. on Friday night with a dinner and silent and live auctions, featuring entertainment by the Estero High Jazz Band. Guests will also have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets to win a loose halfcarat diamond. Tickets for non-residents are $75 per person. Saturday features a tennis clinic for $35 per person from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday starts off with breakfast for the family, featuring an omelet station, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and children 12 and older. Children ages 5 to 11 are just $5, and kids 4 and under eat free. The weekend wraps up with a golf tournament and awards banquet. Registration begins at noon with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. A foursome for nonresidents is $150. Non-golfers can enjoy the post-tournament banquet for $50 per person. A portion of the ticket cost for all events will be donated to the Childrens Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida. The residents and staff have committed to hosting a phenomenal event to support abused and at-risk children, said event co-chair Mary Anne Casey. According to Childrens Advocacy Center CEO Jill Turner, The support we receive from this event will make a tremendous difference in the lives and wellbeing of children suffering from neglect and abuse children whose nightmares would have otherwise continued. To purchase tickets, contact Mary Anne Casey at 495-5364. Wildcat Cares 4 Kids Charity Event Tickets On Sale Now Canterbury School Hires Two Soccer CoachesCanterbury School Athletic Director Marc Taglieri has announced the hiring of head coaches for both the boys and girls soccer programs. This is an exciting time for Canterbury soccer as we hire two new dynamic head coaches. There will be an immediate impact made in the form of energy, focus and commitment that will have both programs competing at a very high level, Taglieri said. Danielle Tennant, a kindergarten teacher at Canterbury, has a strong background as a soccer player and as a soccer coach. A graduate of Florida State University, Tennant was a member of the FSU soccer club, and the FSU girls intramural soccer team. During high school, she was a member of the Florida Olympic Development regional training teams, and was a First Team All-Lee County and AllArea selection. At Canterbury School, Tennant currently coaches the girls middle school soccer team. Phillip Morris returns to the Canterbury sideline as head boys soccer coach. He has coached for three professional clubs in the UK, and at the collegiate level for the mens and womens programs (mens final 8 in 1996 and 1997, womens final 8 1997) at the University of Greenwich in London, England. He played at the semi-professional level for several clubs in southeast England, and won a British Universities National Championship as a player in 1995. Morris moved to the USA in 2003 where he served as director of coaching for the Florida Premier Soccer Club before joining the Canterbury community in 2006. He is currently the schools Upper School dean of students, and has coached both the boys and girls programs in the past.


THE RIVER MARCH 30, 201226 Financial FocusAre You Prepared For Long-Term Care Costs?by Jennifer BaseyLike everyone else, you hope to remain physically and financially independent your entire life. And you may well achieve this goal. Nonetheless, the future is not ours to see, so youll want to prepare yourself for as many contingencies as possible one of which is the high cost of long-term care. As you may know, long-term care primarily refers to nursing home expenses, but it also includes services provided in your own home. In either case, though, it could be expensive. The national average rate for a private room in a nursing home was more than $87,000 per year in 2011, according to the 2011 MetLife Market Survey of Long-Term Care Costs. The same survey found that the average private-pay hourly rates for home health aides and homemaker companion services were $21 and $19, respectively. With luck, of course, you wont need to worry about these types of expenses. But consider this: People who reach age 65 have a 40 percent chance of entering a nursing home, according to a study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. And about 10 percent of those who enter a nursing home will stay there five or more years. Clearly, if you take no steps to prepare yourself for the potentially devastating costs of an extended nursing home stay, you could be jeopardizing the assets youve worked so hard to accumulate. Even worse, if you run through your money, you might end up creating a financial and emotional burden for your grown children. Unfortunately, many people assume that a federal or state government program will help them pay for their long-term care expenses. However, Medicare pays only a small portion of nursing home costs, and to be eligible for Medicaid, you would likely have to divest yourself of most of your financial assets. Consequently, youll probably need to find another way to pay for long-term care. Fortunately, there are investment or protection vehicles designed specifically to help you meet long-term care expenses. Your financial advisor can help you pick the option thats most appropriate for your individual situation. Having the ability to pay for long-term care is obviously important. But other issues may also enter the picture. For example, if you need to enter a nursing home, you may be suffering from a physical or mental disability that might prevent you from handling your own affairs. This impairment could prove disastrous to your finances which is why you cant afford to take that type of chance. Instead, consult with your legal advisor to determine if you can benefit from a durable power of attorney a document that lets you delegate your financial decisions to a relative, close friend or anyone else you might choose. None of us like to think about spending time in a nursing home or needing round-the-clock care in our own homes. However, life is unpredictable. But even if you cant avoid the need for long-term care, you can take steps to help reduce the financial strain it can cause you and your family. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Condo and HOASunshine Law Requirements For Board MeetingsBy Richard D. DeBoest II, Attorney at LawCertain legal requirements must be adhered to for all board meetings of condominium and homeowner associations. I addressed the first five rules in my last column. Today, we will look at at the remaining 10 requirements. 1. Unit owners are entitled to speak at the board meeting on all agenda items. 2. The board may establish reasonable rules regarding participation (i.e. designated time for homeowner comments, length of time to speak). 3. A board meeting occurs whenever a quorum of the board meets to discuss association business. 4. Two out of three board members constitute a quorum. Or three out of five for a five-person board. 5. Discussing or talking about association matters is considered conducting association business even if no decision is made or formal vote taken. 6. You may communicate via e-mail or other non-real time communication. However, the intent of the sunshine requirements is that all association business be conducted at properly noticed meetings. Any attempt to subvert the requirements by communicating via e-mail to confirm agreement in advance of a noticed board meeting is considered daisy chaining and violates the spirit of the law. 7. Association business may not be discussed at a gathering of a quorum of board members (physically present at the same time, present in an on-line chat room, present on a conference call or a combination of being physically present and present via a speaker phone) unless a notice has been posted at least 48 hours in advance. For example, if two board members on a three-person board run into each other at Publix, they may not discuss association business. Calling the gathering a workshop, training session, executive session, etc. does not change the fact that it is a meeting of the board. 8. Directors may not vote by secret ballot or proxy at board meetings except secret ballots may be used when electing officers. 9. Minutes of all meetings must be kept. 10. A vote or abstention from voting, on each matter voted upon for each director present, must be recorded in the minutes. This means recording the vote as unanimous in the minutes is improper. You should record each directors vote, i.e. John Doe Yea, Mary Smith Nay, etc. This information is general and is not intended as specific legal advice applicable to your association. DeBoest recently co-authored a chapter in Florida Condominium and Community Association Law published by The Florida Bar and he regularly speaks and writes on community association law topics. He can be contacted at inquiry@ condoandhoalawgroup.com. Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market No Development Captiva2003 7,203 5,998,5003,250,000 300 No Development Captiva2000 4,306 2,895,0002,400,000 652 Bonita BayBonita Springs2000 6,299 1,775,0001,700,000 69Shadow Wood At The BrooksBonita Springs2004 4,636 1,699,9001,515,000 29 Town River Fort Myers2003 4,452 1,495,0001,475,000 207 Grandezza Estero2003 3,021 659,900619,000 70 Crown ColonyFort Myers2005 3,021 629,000590,000 73 Shadow Wood PreserveFort Myers2003 2,573 575,000525,000 136 Belle Lago Fort Myers2006 4,395 549,000500,000 336 Cape Coral Cape Coral1999 1,960 575,000500,000 187Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Send your editorial copy to:press@riverweekly.com


27 THE RIVER MARCH 30, 2012School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My children have terrible handwriting. I am concerned that they are not learning how to write properly. Are they teaching handwriting in school now with all the computers in use? Jon B., Estero Jon, The teaching of handwriting has become somewhat controversial. Some experts say that the skill of handwriting is no longer of value since we are now in a digital age. Some schools have already discontinued the teaching of handwriting. This behavior seems to parallel the comments made about teaching math when calculators were introduced into schools many years ago. At that time, many wondered if we no longer needed to teach calculation since everyone would have a calculator. Of course, we have not seen the end of this type of math instruction and I dont think we will see the complete dismissal of handwriting instruction. It is still important to be able to read and write personal handwriting. In the primary school classroom and even in the upper elementary grade classrooms, most schoolwork is still produced by hand. Students must complete class work in math, language arts, science and social studies in a paper-pencil format. While some assignments may be submitted digitally, the bulk of classroom work is still completed by using handwriting. Virginia Berninger, a professor of educational psychology at the University of Washington, said that learning handwriting has both cognitive and motor benefits, and that letter formation is a skill that needs to be taught and practiced. She reported that some of the same motor skills a student needs to use when writing are the same small skills required with keyboarding. Poor handwriting skills may also reveal motor deficits. That kind of information is important to have since motor deficits can indicate a learning disability. Another professor, Dr. Steve Graham from Vanderbilt University, has said that, Not practicing the motor skills associated with writing also makes it more difficult for people to communicate their ideas. Students who struggle to form their letters may spend their energy on the act of writing rather than what they want to say. Professor Laura Dinehart from Florida International Universitys College of Education has been researching the relationship of handwriting and academic achievement. Her research that will soon be published in the Journal of Early Childhood Education and Development revealed that students with good penmanship tend to get better grades. We think it has something to do with kids ability to pay attention, to focus and hold things in their working memory, Dinehart said. When children are in pre-school and the primary grades, it is easy to find practice sheets and games to play to help them learn how to write. The following two sites are both a good starting place to get information and free practice sheets for handwriting: http://kidshealth.org http://www.handwritingforkids.com There are also many new apps out to help with letter formation. It is much more difficult to help older children to improve their handwriting since they have developed their own personal style of writing. There are books and programs advertised to help an established writer improve their legibility. Advice from your childs teacher may be the best place to start this process.continued on page 30 Students Take First At CompetitionFor the third year in a row, Canterbury students brought home a first place team trophy from the three-day State French Competition (Le Congrs de la Culture Franaise) held in Orlando. The team of 21 students ranked first, scoring the highest number of points in their division of eight schools. Students compete at five levels in the following categories: reading (two students per level), poetry recitation and speaking. Participating students may receive superior, excellent, bon or honorable mention for their performance at Congrs. From the Middle School, individual highlights include: Manuel Hernandez, superior level 1 speaking; Joseph Young-Perez, superior level 2 speaking; Caroline Henning, superior (perfect score) level 1 reading; Jack Arnheiter, excellent level 1 reading; Karlie Olmstead, superior level 1 poetry recitation. The team of Jack Arnheiter, Manuel Hernandez, Joseph Young-Perez, Caroline Henning and Karlie Olmstead earned Prix du Jury (best in Congrs) for their original five-minute skit. The following Upper School students received superior in their categories: Irina Ahmad, level 3 speaking; Andrew Doxy, (perfect score) level 2 reading; Isabel Leigh, level 3 reading; Lila Gutstein, level 3 reading; Emma Wynekoop, level 4 reading; Thomas Alcalay, level 3 reading; Suzie Shin, (perfect score) for team album; Kiana Olmstead, level 5 poetry recitation; Roman Mina, level 4 poetry recitation. Receiving a score of excellent were Olivia Hamilton, level 5 reading; Abby Neill, level 2 poetry recitation; Katie Flaherty, level 3 poetry recitation; and Mariela Hernandez, level 5 speaking. Upper School students also won Prix du Jury for their 10-minute presentation (advanced play) from the theatre of the absurd author Ionesco Rhinoceros. Actors were Haley Leatherman, Roman Mina, Irina Ahmad and Isabel Leigh. Canterbury Schools French Academic Team, like others promoted by the school, enriches the academic experience of students while teaching teamwork and leadership. Technology-Minded People Glimpse The Future At geekTEC ConferenceA technology education conference geekTEC is for people of all ages interested in the future of technology. Held at the facilities and grounds of the Cypress Lake High School Center for the Arts campus in Fort Myers, geekTEC will be staged on Saturday, April 14 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Technology industry innovators and inventers will offer wow demonstrations of their latest technology whiletechnology businesses in Southwest Florida will demonstrate their products and services. Forum sessions beginning every 90 minutes will focus on technology in business and education with a look to the future in learning and career possibilities. Topics include cyber-security, green energy engineering, digital age law, environment,information management, web development, medicine, gaming and simulation, and transportation. continued on page 30 Cypress Lake High School Center for the Arts students Alex and JD Fort Myers Pediatric Ofce 9350 Camelot Drive Fort Myers (239) 481-5437 www.ppcsw.com Convenient South Fort Myers ofce Visits 365 days a year for ill children Same day appointments FREE prenatal visits Physicians Primary Care of Southwest Florida also specializes in pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology throughout Lee County.LEADERS IN Pediatrics


THE RIVER MARCH 30, 201228 deaRPharmacistBest New Health & Home Productsby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Readers: I attended the 2012 Natural Products Expo West trade show in California to scout out new healthy, delicious or unique products. The companies mentioned below did not know that I was with the media as I was sampling their goodies, and I receive nothing from this: Caveman Cookies I like the Alpine and Original flavors, they are gluten and grain-free (and therefore Paleo diet compliant). Made with nuts, honey and berries, no preservatives or table sugar. These are chewy and delicious, and I grabbed a handful of their samples when the rep turned around. LOL! (www.cavemancookies.com) Earthpaste Amazingly Natural Toothpaste by Redmond They mean it! Earthpaste only contains their famous real salt along with Redmond clay, xylitol and natural essential oils. Thats it, their label even says Earthpaste is safe to eat. Rinse or swallow at your discretion, either way would be fine. Earthpaste comes in three flavors: wintergreen, peppermint and cinnamon. Good for your teeth, and your body. (www.earthpaste. com) Inner-Eco To Go This is a 100 percent pure and natural, dairy-free, sugarfree, gluten-free, soy-free and certified vegan living food! Its coconut kefir, so if you cant handle dairy but still love kefir, heres your dream come true. This kefir product provides probiotics. It tastes like coconut soda. (www.inner-eco.com) All Purpose Cleaning Powder by Poppys It contains only natural ingredients such as plant-derived surfactants, sodium bicarbonate and essential oils of tea tree and peppermint. This company makes toxin-free dishwashing soap, laundry detergent and more. (www.poppysnaturallyclean.com) Krazy Ketchup Two moms are making the most popular condiment healthy, so that ketchup can be guilt free. Krazy Ketchup has only organic tomato puree, and organic agave. Compare that to the ingredients found in popular commercial brands. It tastes fabulous. (www.krazyketchup.org) Mineral Sunscreen SPF 32 by Dolphin Organics This company makes a line of personal care products targeted at babies and young children, but I believe everyone should use toxin-free products on their body. This sunscreen contains natural, organic ingredients to protect you from UVA and UVB rays. (http://dolphinorganics.com) Bambooee Reusable Towels This is a cleaning towel made from bamboo, which is a fast growing tree. It requires no pesticides or fertilizers. You use these all over the house, they are machine washable. Best when slightly damp. (http:// www.bambooee.com) Yogavive Apple Chips No sugar added, just USDA-certified organic Fuji apples that are dried and popped, so the fruit is a little crunchy. These are addictive and come in all sorts of fruity flavors. (www.yogavive.com) Maqui Berry Antioxidant Powder Mix the powder with fruits, juice, yogurt or ice and make a smoothie. Contains maqui berries, acai berries, vanilla flavor, stevia and brown rice (emulsifier). Its organic. Maqui berries are sacred to the Mapuche Indians. (www.organicmeetsgood.com) 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. 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 guess I am very old fashioned, but when I give a gift am I out of touch with reality to expect a thank you? I tried to teach my adult children to send thank you notes, but one son never learned. I tried all kinds of ways to improve his behavior, but nothing works. He even told me that he is so appreciative that his in-laws never expect a thank you, so I guess I will wait a long time. He is also going to wait a long time because I plan to leave my wealth to more appreciative people. Your comments, please. Harvey Dear Harvey, It would appear for many people that a common thank you is beyond their ability. I was once in charge of a program for elderly women who knitted scarves and mittens all year and gave them to local churches at Christmas time. One year, the women waited and waited but no thank you ever came. Come March, I realized that their adult children were wondering if I had secretly sold these items, so I approached the local priest, He told me that the women and I were expecting far too much to be thanked and they should be satisfied with their very act of giving. I was embarrassed when I had to tell the ladies what the priest had said and I cancelled their wonderful program. Lizzie Dear Harvey, I know showing appreciation for gifts of all sorts is very important. I am sorry your adult children have disappointed you in this regard. It appears that this issue is so important to you that you think about it a lot. If their unappreciative ways are one of many disappointing behaviors, I can understand your concern and your decisions. If your adult children are otherwise good, loving and supportive, I encourage you to revisit how important the thank you note is to your overall relationship. We all have our warts and behaviors that need to be improved. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces e-mail address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Powerful Tools For CaregiversLee Memorial Health System Older Adult Services, in collaboration with, and funded by, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and Senior Choices of Southwest Florida, is pleased to present Powerful Tools for Caregivers, an educational series designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself. Classes consist of six sessions held once a week. Two experienced Class Leaders conduct the series (many are experienced caregivers themselves, who have successfully applied the techniques they teach). Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help you take the tools you choose and put them into action for your life. Classes will be held at Cypress Lake United Methodist Church, 8570 Cypress Lake Drive in Fort Myers, from April 5 through May 10. Sessions are held every Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. For information about respite care or to register, call 343-2751. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. You will receive a book, The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class. A donation of $25 to help defray the cost of the book is suggested, but not required to attend the class. Visit www.leememorial.org for more information. Pool Party To Benefit Childrens HospitalJoin The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida and the Kohls Kids Safety Program for a free pool safety party on Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Fort Myers Aquatic Facility, 5170 Orange Grove Boulevard in North Fort Myers. Learn ways to help your family stay safe while having fun in and around the swimming pool. In the state of Florida, we lose the equivalent of three classrooms of preschoolers to drowning each year, said Michele King, Director of the Child Advocacy Program at The Childrens Hospital. We must keep our children safe with layers of protection and constant adult supervision when they are in or near water. Drowning is the leading cause of death for children under age 5 in the state of Florida and is 100 percent preventable. Just follow the safety tips below: Never leave a child unattended in a pool or spa and always watch your child when he or she is in or near water. Teach children basic water safety tips. Keep children away from pool drains, pipes and other openings to avoid entrapments. Have a telephone close by when your or your family is using a pool or spa. If a child is missing, look for him or her in the pool or spa first. Share safety instructions with family, friends and neighbors. This event offers free admission and refreshments. For more information, call Kohls Kids Safety Program at 343-5224. CATS & DOGS Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


29 THE RIVER MARCH 30, 2012 Join The Bone Marrow Registry Simon was diagnosed with an unknown genetic defect that causes his immune system to malfunction. He is in urgent need of a bone marrow transplant (stem-cells), but he needs to find a compatible donor. Becoming a potential donor is easy: you have to fill out a form and sweep four cotton swabs inside your mouth to determine compatibility. Thousands of patients depend on the Be The Match Registry to find a donor who can give them a second chance at life. You hae the power to heal, the power to save a life. To join, you only need to be between the ages of 18 and 60, be willing to donate to any patient in need and meet the health guidelines. This Saturday, March 31 at 10 a.m., a Be The Match Registry campaign will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4935 23rd Court SW in Naples. At 1 p.m. on Saturday, a similar event will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3105 S. Broadway in Fort Myers. For more information, call Gordon Lowry at 595-8110 or Carlos Wesley at 646-385-0671, or visit www. BeTheMatch.org. Chronic Pelvic Pain SeminarLee Memorial Health System will present their next For Your Health seminar on Chronic Pelvic Pain this Tuesday, April 3 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The lecture will be held at HealthPark Medical Center, Room HP1A, located at 9981 S. HealthPark Drive in Fort Myers. Join obstetricians/gynecologists Kevin Fleishman, M.D. and Rex Stubbs, Jr., M.D., as they explore the causes, symptoms, diagnostic tests and treatment options for pelvic pain. Seating is limited. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 454-8762. Visit www.leememorial.org for more information. Simon Pole Walking Class OfferedPole walking is a new corrective exercise which can help improve your posture, burn calories, build bone density and increase your cardio stamina. These are the many benefits of walking with specialized poles. Lee County Parks & Recreation is now offering Pole Walking at Veterans Park Recreation Center, located at 55 Homestead Road South in Fort Myers. Morning classes begin on Wednesday, April 4. Each session offers four classes for only $40, which covers instruction and use of loaner poles. All fitness levels are welcome to sign up. Classes will meet outside the recreation buildings main front doors. Local resident Lindy Smith, trained walking instructor for 10 years will teach you everything you need to know to become and upright citizen. With a pair of walking poles in your hands, a basic stroll becomes a surprisingly easy full body workout. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, closed toe shoes and bring a water bottle. Walking poles are provided for each class. For questions regarding the April/May Pole Walking classes, contact Christine Susterich at 369-1521 or e-mail jsusterich@leegov.com. To register for classes, visit www.leeparks.org or call 369-1521. Dean W. Larson, M.D. Board Certi ed Eyelid Surgeon since 1990 Diplomat of e American Board of Ophthalmology Over 15,000 surgeries performed successfully Serving Lee, Charlotte & Hendry County patients for over 19 yearsWe are conveniently located on the corner of Summerlin and Winkler. Plastic & Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery Eyelid Surgery Center Fort Myers O ce 239.481.9995www.EyelidsOnly.comWE OFFER One-surgeon practice -you always see the same doctor No assembly-line surgery youre the only one Personalized post-operative attention Specialty-trained nursing sta Catered, accommodating care, tailored to your needs NO DOCTOR REFERRAL NEEDEDOver 65? Think eyelid surgery is not a ordable? Medicare STILL pays!Eyelid QuizCan you see your eyelids? Do you have to raise your eyebrows to see more clearly? Have you hit your head on a cabinet door while open? Is it di cult to see beside you without turning your head left or right? Do your eyelids close while you are reading? When you play tennis, do you have trouble serving? Do your eyelids feel heavy?If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you qualify for a FREE, no obligation eyelid screening performed by Natasha, COA.Screening candidates receive a $25 movie gift card. Before After After Natasha, COA BeforeShare your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER MARCH 30, 201230 Kings Crown At Shell Point Celebrates First 25 YearsShell Point Retirement Communitys original assisted living facility, Kings Crown, will be celebrating 25 years of care and service in March. The Kings Crown is one of the oldest assisted living facilities in Lee County, and currently features 120 residential units. Shell Point Retirement Community began in 1968, and during the 1980s it was becoming clear that an assisted living facility was needed to help protect against the potential overuse of the onsite skilled nursing facility, The Pavilion. Shell Point management and residents took their needs to the Lee County Commission, and were eventually given approval to proceed with the construction of the communitys first assisted living facility. Initial plans for this new facility got underway in 1985 with a groundbreaking ceremony in the fall of that year. Through the years, the retirement industry has continued to grow and evolve, recognizing the ever changing needs for our aging population. Such was the case in 1985, said Rita Southern, director of assisted living facilities and resident support services. Shell Point wanted to continue to offer excellent healthcare and lifestyle services to seniors, and was integral in paving the way for assisted living facilities as an industry proving to be just what was needed then and now. The Kings Crown residential units range from studios to deluxe floor plans. The facility also boasts an expansive private dining room; community room; billiards parlor; library featuring a computer station; and a variety of activity and gathering spaces, in addition to residents having access to the multitude of Shell Point healthcare services and lifestyle amenities. Shell Point currently has two other assisted living facilities on site, the Arbor Assisted Living and The Springs. The Arbor Assisted Living is an elegant facility with a total of 132 units, and a variety of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom floor plans. Amenities on site for residents include a full-time activities leader, fitness center, salon, game rooms, chapel, library, and a number of social areas throughout the building. The Springs (AHCA Licensure is pending), is slated to open in March will offer an additional 105 units to the community for assisted living. The Springs will be open to the public on a month to month private pay basis. It will offer a heated swimming pool, exercise facilities, transportation, dining, 24-hour healthcare staffing and a professional activities leader who will coordinate high-quality events and activities, educational and entertainment programs, and opportunities for socialization and personal growth. For more information about Assisted Living at Shell Point, call 454-2077. Kings Crown at Shell Point, an Assisted Living Facility Dining Room at Kings Crown Kings Crown Grand Salon Indispensable Advice from Dr. Dave Get your copy of Dr. Daves Book at Sanibel Island Books and Gifts,1571 Periwinkle Way 472-5223 From page 27geekTEC Conference Admission to the geekTEC conference is $5. Middle school-aged students are admitted free with a paying adult. Technology programs from Southwest Florida including the School District of Lee County and colleges and universities from throughout the state are invited to be represented with technology program information. Inspirational demonstrations of historical technology from the Edison & Ford Winter Estates will remind us of the roots of technology and our debt to the innovators of the past. Professionals currently in the field will learn of further education possibilities and will network with technology employers. Also, a live 26-hour webcast will bring geekTEC to the world as Media Arts students at Cypress Lake High School practice the broadcasting production skills of the media communications professional. Student producers are involving TV production and technology business professionals and educators as well as othermedia students from other Lee District Schools programs. Webcast programming begins at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 13 and ends at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. GeekTEC station breaks at the beginning of each webcast hour will lead programming that includes 50-minute forums, technology demonstrations and interviews with inventers, innovators, businesses, organizations, students and attendees. All video programming, along with additional information about each of the presenters will be available on the website. Business booths and adjacent demonstration areas are available on the business floor and outside for a $50 donation. GeekTEC Sponsorship opportunities are available for $1,000, $500 and $250 and include booth space, outside space (as needed), interview opportunities on the webcast, exterior banner space, website logos and commercial spots on the webcast. From page 27School SmartWe will see the debate about handwriting instruction continue and the instruction may become minimal. It will then become very important for parents to intervene and assist their children to develop legible handwriting to aid in their development. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication.


31 THE RIVER MARCH 30, 2012United Way Campaign Makes Goal The United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades has concluded the 2011-12 campaign and exceeded the campaign goal of $8,030,533. The campaign had been scheduled to conclude on February 29, however, the campaign was $300,000 short of the goal. It was extended to March 16, and because of a vigorous last push effort by volunteers and United Way board members, the goal was met this past Friday. Tom Uhler, 2011-12 United Way Campaign chair and partner at Uhler and Vertich Financial Planners announced that local residents and companies contributed $8,035,146 to the campaign. At the goal announcement, Uhler said, I am very excited to announce that the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades has reached its campaign goal for the 19th consecutive year. Our wonderful community has done it again! Thank you to every individual and company who gave to the United Way Campaign. Many people who have been hurt by the economy gave because they realized that many of their friends and neighbors were much worse off than they were. Because of your generosity hungry families will receive food, abused children and adults can find shelter, Alzheimers caregivers can have respite, and babies and toddlers can get a healthy start in life. Low to middle income persons can receive free help in filing their income taxes, and thousands of meals will be delivered to the home-bound. Thank you for giving so generously to help our friends and neighbors who are hurting, out of work, or ill. You gave so others could look forward to a better life. I am proud to live in Southwest Florida where people truly care about each other. Making our campaign goal means that the 70 United Way Partner Agencies will receive their full allocation of funds. The needs in our community have remained high this year. Many agencies have lost funding from both government and private sources. United Way Partner Agencies 140 programs will be fully funded and hundreds of thousands of our fellow citizens will receive the help they need, he continued. Thank you to all of the individuals, companies, communities and partner agencies for your generous contributions. You proved once again what a caring community this is, Uhler concluded. In addition to all of the very generous individuals and agencies that contributed to the 2011-12 United Way Campaign, the top local contributing companies and organizations, and the top communities are as follows: Top United Way Contributing Companies Publix Supermarkets $1,260,869 Bonita Bay Group $382,965 Chicos $300,835 Lee County School District $216,560 FineMark National Bank & Trust $183,970 LCEC $164,000 Lee Memorial Health System $134,630 BB&T Oswald Trippe & Company $101,350 United States Postal Service $97,344 Enterprise Holdings $93,728 WCI Communities $75,000 Lee County Government Employees $54,199 SunTrust Bank $53,840 Bank of America & US Trust $49,487 CenturyLink $49,229 Apollo Information Services $49,111 Wells Fargo $48,542 Tween Waters Inn $45,164 CRS Technology Consultants $43,882 Hilliard Brothers $43,718 Top United Way Contributing Communities Bonita Bay $890,899 Sanibel-Captiva $300,282 Mediterra $239,680 Fiddlesticks $217,954 The Brooks $215,105 Shell Point $92,544 Pelican Landing $85,618 Grandezza $45,338 All money raised in the United Way campaign stays in the local community to help support the local human service network. United Way partner agencies and initiatives like Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, Literacy Council of Gulf Coast, Harry Chapin Food Bank, LARC and United Way 211 serve a diverse range of needs in our community such as nurturing children and youth, strengthening families, meeting critical needs such as helping the elderly and disabled live independently, and empowering communities by bringing health and human services to neighborhoods. In addition to raising funds for human service organizations in our community, the United Way promotes partnerships and collaborations among agencies and initiatives, helping them to work together focusing on issues and solutions that continue to improve lives. For more information, call United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades at 433-2000 or visit www.unitedwaylee.org. YMCA children with thank you signs during the announcement that United Way made its goal Linda Uhler, left, was United Way Campaign Chair 19 years ago. 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THE RIVER MARCH 30, 201232 DID YOU KNOW PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. LANGUAGE: What is the meaning of the Latin phrase novus ordo seclorum, located on the Great Seal on a U.S. $1 bill? 2. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is the name for a seashell collector or expert? 3. ART: What Mexican muralist was married to Mexican painter Frida Kahlo? 4. COMICS: What was the name of Casper the Friendly Ghosts horse? 5. SPORTS: Where did the sport of jai alai originate? 6. GEOGRAPHY: Where is Death Valley located? 7. TELEVISION: Which PBS documentary series featured the song Ashokan Farewell as its theme music? 8. MEDICINE: What is the brand name for the sedative diazepam? 9. LITERATURE: Who was the rst to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature (1901)? 10. ENTERTAINERS: What was the stage name of the actor who was born Laszlo Lowenstein? TRIVIA TEST1. A new order of the ages 2. Conchologist 3. Diego Rivera 4. Nightmare 5. Spains Basque region 6. Southern California 7. The Civil War by Ken Burns 8. Valium 9. French poet Sully Prudhomme 10. Peter Lorre ANSWERSMy Stars FOR WEEK OF APRIL 2, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Be careful about doing someone a favor when you dont know the full story behind the request. Dont rely on someones unsubstantiated assurances. Insist on all the facts before you act. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) That workplace problem still needs your attention before you finally can close the book on it. Meanwhile, a long-anticipated reunion gets closer to becoming a happy reality. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might be demanding more from others than they can give. Best advice: Have a long and frank talk to determine what the facts are. Tensions should abate as the week winds down. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Aspects are favorable throughout this week for making contacts that could be important to your career plans. Meanwhile, an old friend offers the advice youre seeking. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Its time to stop licking your wounds from past mistakes. Get up and get going toward your future. Loyal friends will be there to help the Lion get back into rip-roaring shape. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Take time out to go over whats expected of you before you begin your new project. Otherwise, you run the risk of pushing yourself harder than you need to. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) An unusual request could put you in an awkward position. Best advice: Deal with it immediately. The longer you delay, the more difficult it will be to get out of it. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You should feel recharged and ready for whatever your workaday world holds for you. The same positive energy spills over into your personal relationships. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A prospect might be less than it appears to be. Like the Archer in your sign, you always aim for the truth. And this is no time to settle for less than full disclosure. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Start doing some serious thinking about a career move that could entail more than just changing job sites. Some lifestyle changes also might be involved. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) With tensions easing at the workplace, a more positive environment once again encourages the free flow of ideas so typical of the alwaysinnovative Aquarian. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Show some of that usually hidden steel-strong Piscean backbone, and stand up for yourself if you hope to make a case for that promotion you know you deserve. BORN THIS WEEK: You enjoy doing new things and staying ahead of the crowd. You would make a fine sports coach or military leader. On April 4, 1812, President James Madison fires an economic salvo at the British government and enacts a 90-day embargo on trade with England. The embargo did little to forestall war: The British refused to cease harassing American ships, prompting Madison to lead America into the War of 1812. On April 3, 1860, the first Pony Express mail simultaneously leaves St. Joseph, Mo., heading west, and Sacramento, Calif., heading east on a 1,800-mile journey. On April 13, the westbound packet arrived in Sacramento, beating the eastbound packet by two days. On April 7, 1891, American showman Phineas Taylor Barnum dies in Bridgeport, Conn. The 81-year-old showmans sense of humor never deserted him. He requested that a New York newspaper run his obituary before he died so he could enjoy reading it, and the paper obliged. On April 2, 1902, the first American theater devoted solely to movies opens in Los Angeles. Housed in a circus tent, the venue was dubbed The Electric Theater. Admission cost 10 cents for a one-hour show. On April 5, 1931, Fox Film Corp. drops John Wayne from its roster of actors. Wayne had played bit parts but failed to impress the studio. In 1939, Wayne finally had his breakthrough in Stagecoach. He went on to play in dozens of movies, including True Grit, for which he won an Oscar in 1969. On April 6, 1970, Sam Sheppard, a doctor convicted of murdering his pregnant wife in a trial that caused a media frenzy in the 1950s, dies of liver failure. After a decade in prison, Sheppard was found not guilty in a second trial in 1966. The Fugitive television series and movie were rumored to have been loosely inspired by the story. On April 8, 1990, director David Lynchs surreal series, Twin Peaks, premieres. The show, with its bizarre characters and baffling story line, became an instant cult hit. Kyle MacLachlan starred as Dale Cooper, an FBI agent assigned to visit a small town in the Pacific Northwest to try to unravel the mystery of the murder of resident Laura Palmer. It was Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw who made the following sage observation: A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. Were all familiar with the act of CPR -we often see a film or television character come to the rescue and save a life using the technique. And on TV, according to a recent study, CPR is shown as being successful 75 percent of the time. The reality is not quite so rosy, though. A study conducted in 2010 found that when CPR is used in real life, only about 8 percent of the patients were still alive after one month. Of those who did survive that long, 97 percent couldnt live a normal life. Do you suffer from astraphobia? If so, I hope you dont live in Florida. Those who are afraid of lightning would be terrified in the Sunshine State, especially in Tampa, known as the lightning capital of the world. Researchers in the United Kingdom have invented a robot that eats slugs and is powered by the gas from the decaying creatures. They have dubbed their creation the SlugBot. For six generations, many members of the Fugate family of the Appalachian region of Kentucky have suffered from a rare blood disorder called methemoglobinemia. The disorder seems to have no adverse health effects, but its not at all difficult to diagnose it at a glance: Sufferers have blue skin. Not just a slight tinge, either; various family members have been described as blue as Lake Louise, the bluest woman I ever saw and almost purple. A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, At my age, I dont even buy green bananas. -Claude Pepper THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY SPORTS QUIZ1. Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro set a record in 2010 for most RBIs in a major-league debut. How many did he have? 2. In 2011, Atlantas Brian McCann became the second person in major-league history to have a pinch-hit, game-tying homer in the ninth and followed with a game-winning home run. Who was the rst? 3. Who was the last coach of the Houston Oilers before Jeff Fisher took over in 1994 and the team eventually moved to Tennessee? 4. Entering the 2011-12 season, Kentucky was the No. 1 team for total victories in Division I college basketball (2,052). Name three of the next ve schools. 5. How many players reached the 100-point plateau in the NHL in the 2010-11 season? 6. Name the Russian superheavyweight Olympic weightlifter who won two gold medals and had a nine-year unbeaten streak (1970-78). 7. Who was the last LPGA golfer before Yani Tseng (2010-11) to capture two womens majors in consecutive years.1. Six. 2. Jeff Heath of the Boston Braves in 1949. 3. Jack Pardee (1990-94). 4. Kansas (2,038 wins), North Carolina (2,033), Duke (1,944), Syracuse (1,800) and Temple (1,766). 5. Just one, Vancouvers Daniel Sedin, with 104 points (41 goals, 63 assists). 6. Vasily Alekseyev. 7. Karrie Webb, in 2000-01. ANSWERS


33 THE RIVER MARCH 30, 2012Skin Rejuvenation Without Surgery Now AvailableA new FDAapproved procedure that firms and lifts facial skin without surgery is now available in Fort Myers. Dr. Stephen Prendiville is the first facial plastic surgeon in Fort Myers to offer Ultherapy, which uses ultrasound technology to treat the skins deep support structures resulting in natural lift and toning without surgery. Ultherapy will be discussed along with other procedures for rejuvenating the face at a seminar Dr. Prendiville will conduct on Wednesday, April 11 at 11:30 a.m. at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa, 17260 Harbour Pointe Drive in Fort Myers. A light lunch will be served. The seminar is free, but reservations are required by calling 437-3900. Space is limited. For patients who do not wish to have surgery or who have aging changes that do not yet necessitate surgery, Ultherapy may be a good choice, said Dr. Prendiville. Low levels of focused ultrasound energy are delivered at just the right depth below the skin to achieve tightening and firming, while leaving the surface of the skin undisturbed. The procedure also stimulates the creation of new collagen, which gives the skin its youthfulness. There is no downtime with Ultherapy and the regenerative process continues gradually for up to one year, Dr. Prendiville added. In clinical trials by the Food and Drug Administration, 9 out of 10 patients had a noticeable, significant lift of the brow line, resulting in reduced skin laxity on the eyelid and a more open, youthful look to the eyes. Ultherapy is one of several procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, that Dr. Prendiville will discuss at his All About Face seminar on April 11. Using before and after pictures of actual patients, he will discuss the latest advances in facelifts, eyelid lifts, nose surgery, lasers and reconstructive surgery. He also will review injectable wrinkle fillers Botox, Sculptra, Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse. In addition to a light lunch, attendees will be able to make an appointment for a free consultation with Dr. Prendiville. For more information about Dr. Prendiville, visit his website at www. drprendiville.com. Nominees Sought For Entrepreneur Of The Year AwardBased on the high level of positive community response, The Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University has extended the nomination deadline for the Inaugural Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The new deadline for nominations is Monday, April 16. The Inaugural Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes a small to midsized Southwest Florida business for its overall success as well as provides an opportunity for the local business community to celebrate its achievements. Community members are encouraged to nominate a local business from the five-county area (Collier, Lee, Glades, Hendry and Charlotte) for consideration as the Inaugural Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Strong candidates will be in business for three or more years; display a high level of overall success; and be able to demonstrate their innovations, achievements and local impact. Full nomination rules and eligibility can be found at www.sbdcawards.com. Entries will be judged by an expert panel of community business leaders headed by Tim Cartwright, chairman of Tamiami Angel Fund I, LLC. The award will be presented at the Inaugural Entrepreneur of the Year Awards and Dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23 in the ballroom at the Cohen Center on the Florida Gulf Coast University campus. WINK News Radio Anchor Jim McLaughlin will serve as the events emcee. The events keynote speaker will be Carl L. Gould, a lifelong entrepreneur, business mentor and award-winning coach who created the largest business mentoring organization in the world. Tickets for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award and Dinner are $100 per person, or $75 per person until April 15. For tickets and to learn more about exclusive sponsorship opportunities, visit www. sbdcawards.com or call Dan Regelski at 745-3705. Ulthera System equipment Stephen Prendiville, MD FGCU Is Finalist For Innovative Climate CompetitionFlorida Gulf Coast University is a finalist in the Second Nature 2012 Climate Leadership Awards, a national competition among colleges and universities to earn the title of Most Innovative Climate Leader. The awards program is sponsored by Second Nature, a national non-profit that seeks to create a sustainable society by transforming higher education, and Planet Forward, a media company that publishes news, opinion, and insight about energy, climate, and sustainability. Florida Gulf Coast University is pleased to have been selected as a finalist in the Second Nature 2012 Climate Leadership Awards, a national competition among colleges and universities to earn the title of Most Innovative Climate Leader, said FGCU president Wilson Bradshaw. At FGCU, we believe that being good stewards of the environment should be an integral part of everything we do. As the fitting title of our video submittal states, sustainability is embedded in FGCU. The awards feature a public, online voting component. Each finalist institution has produced a video that promotes its specific sustainability efforts in hopes of earning the designation. Visitors will log their votes using their profiles on social networks such as Facebook. Voting ends on April 14 at www.planetforward.org/climate-leadership-awards. Planet Forward will profile the institutions that accumulate the most votes during its Move the Planet conference the week of April 16. In May, the steering committee from the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), an agreement between nearly 700 colleges and universities to promote sustainability through teaching and action, will select the official 2012 Climate Leadership Award winners. One to two institutions from each Carnegie Classification will receive an award, announced during the ACUPCC Climate Leadership Summit at American University in Washington, DC on June 21 and 22. Second Nature is the lead sponsor of the ACUPCC. For more information on the awards go to http://secondnature.org/awards. Golden Apple Tickets On SaleThe Golden Apple Teacher recognition banquet will be held on Friday, April 13 from 5 to 9 p.m. with an after party from 9 to 11 p.m. at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. This years honorees are Billy Lansberry, North Fort Myers High; Heather Millican, Cypress Lake Middle; Eric Riemenschneider, Fort Myers High; Kim Smith, North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts; Charles OConnor, Lexington Middle; and Laura Reed, Dr. Carrie D. Robinson Littleton Elementary. Reservations are $150 per person and include a reception and sit down dinner. To make reservations, contact Gerri Langelier at Gerri@leeschoolfoundation. org or 337-0433. The Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program was the first major project founded and developed by The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. After a rigorous selection process, six Lee County public school teachers are selected to receive the prestigious gold apple. These teachers are honored at the annual Golden Apple Dinner. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the program. From page 25ALA StairclimbBeach, Tampa, Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville and Fort Lauderdale also host Fight for Air Climbs. In addition to Lee Memorial Health System and High Point Place, sponsors for the local stairclimb include The Edison Restaurant, BB&T, Bagel Bagel, Culligan Water, Ree-Shape Your Life, Renes Restaurant, Story Book Realty, Microware Inc. McDonalds, Kings Brand, The Morgan House and Sun Harvest Citrus. For more information or to get involved, call 908-2685. From page 24Spring Trainingand return home next Friday to host the Rome Rampage. The two victories placed the Tarpons atop the leagues South Division. Everblades Clinch Playoff Spot The Florida Everblades hockey team, with a 4-2 victory last Saturday at Germain Arena before a near sellout crowd of 6,816, clinched a berth in the ECHL Kelly Cup playoffs. It was the 1,000th game in the Everblades franchise history. The Everblades are skating to their best hockey of the season, winning 10 of 12 games in the month of March. They swept all three games last week from the South Carolina Stingrays by scores of 4-3, 5-2 and 4-2. Floridas season record is now 37-25-2 and they host Gwinnett for three regular season-ending games this week at Germain Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


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Also, any pump or motor under warranty will be able to be replaced with a single speed motor, and repairs to existing pumps and motors under warranty are ok as long as no money changes hands. The new law will affect you only when it is time to replace your current equipment. Anything 1 HP or larger will need to be replaced with a multi-speed, or variable speed motor or pump. Split-phase, shaded-pole, and capacitor-induction run types will no longer be allowed. Additionally, if you have an outdated control system that is not capable of operating that pump it will need to be replaced. However, several pump motors with the new multi-speed motors are capable of operating multi-speed on their own, and a new controller is not needed. This new law does allow the use of single speed equipment for purposes other than filtration, such as water features and booster pumps. If you are in doubt of how this legislation affects you, consult a pool professional for specifics to your pool and equipment. Now I know what youre thinking, Oh, great. The government is going to make me spend more money on something that was expensive enough to begin with, but during our research we found some information that will help ease the pain. The current pumps and motors that have been standard in our industry are extremely inefficient. In fact, your current pool filtration costs can be one of the three largest energy cost in your home. The new multi-speed pumps and motors are designed to run slower, while still sufficiently circulating water and the energy savings can be dramatic. In fact, not only will this new equipment save you money on monthly energy costs, but it can have a longer lifespan due to magnetic drive systems that run cooler and have minimal vibration. So breathe a sigh of relief, Sanibel. This new law really isnt bad at all. It will help conserve energy use, while also saving you money in the long run. In fact, this new equipment can pay for itself in as little as two years. The upfront cost will be a little higher, but your savings will be significant over the pumps lifetime. The days of thinking that high flow is better are over. Now weve come to understand that lower flow for a longer period of time can be better in many ways. Remember that the state requires a licensed contractor only make repairs, and doing otherwise is not only a felony in Florida, it also creates insurance denials if a claim results in unlicensed activity. Protect yourself, and your property, by always hiring a licensed contractor. David Liebetrau is a licensed pool contractor on Sanibel. If you have a question for David, e-mail him at info@ bannerpoolservice.com. USPS Assists In Consumer ProtectionDuring the month of March, the United States Postal Service participates in national consumer protection designed to help customers become smarter consumers and improve their ability to combat fraud. This year, the Postal Inspection Service is warning customers about foreign lottery schemes and providing them with the information needed to combat these illegal activities. The Postal Inspection Service cautions consumers, if contacted to play a foreign lottery by mail, e-mail or telephone, to do the following: Hang up the phone, dont respond to the e-mail and shred the solicitation. Dont give out personal or financial information to anyone over the Internet or on the phone. Never wire or send money to anyone, anywhere, who says youve won a foreign lottery. Dont let anyone pressure you into making an immediate decision. Never purchase anything until you get all information in writing. Postal Inspectors want people to know that anyone can be a victim of lottery fraud, including retired business owners, schoolteachers or people with advanced degrees. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. To schedule a presentation for your community, club or group on how the United States Postal Service brings the Post Office to your home or office computer, call 5739638. Baseball Trip To Yankees Vs. RaysJoin the Cape Coral Parks & Recreation Department for a bus trip to see the New York Yankees take on the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Trip includes round trip transportation in a chartered bus from the Cape Coral Yacht Club Community Park, game ticket, parking and tolls, plus snacks and soft drinks during the bus trip. The game will take place on Saturday, April 7. Bus will depart the tennis courts parking lot at Cape Coral Yacht Club at 3:30 p.m. and return around midnight. Cost is $63 per person. Yacht Club Community Park is located at 5819 Driftwood Parkway in Cape Coral. Call 574-0806 to purchase tickets or for additional information. Spring Training Home SchedulesBoston Red Sox jetBlue Stadium Thursday, March 29 Toronto; 1:35 p.m. Sunday, April 1 Minnesota; 1:35 p.m. Monday, April 2 Washington; 1:35 p.m. Minnesota Twins Hammond Stadium Friday, March 30 Boston; 1:05 p.m. (split squad) Saturday, March 31 Pittsburgh; 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 Tampa Bay; 1:05 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 Fort Myers Miracle; 1:05 p.m.


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HELP WANTED HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS AUTO FOR SALE PETS FOR SALE MISC FOR SALE MISC FOR SALE LOST AND FOUND FICTITIOUS NAME COMMERCIAL SPACE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATETHE RIVER MARCH 30, 201236 PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICESResidential Commercial Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning Jennifer Watson 239-810-6293SR 11/13 N TFN Bob AdamsResidential Renewal ServicesHandyman(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors, etc.)768-0569 or Cell 464-6460RS 11/14 M TFN Licensed & Insured 25+ years experienceCOMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556.SR 10/3 B TFN HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047SR 11/13 B TFN DORADO PROPERTY MANAGEMENTHOME WATCH/CARE Full Range of Services Excellent Organizational Skills Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa 239-472-8875RS 10/1 BM TFN MUSIC INSTRUCTIONSIn piano, saxophone, ute. On Sanibel/Captiva or South Fort Myers. Quali ed, experienced teacher. Call 239-989-7799 RR 10/8 CC TFN HOUSE CARE While you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. Call 395-1649.RS 11/12 NC TFN DOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800SR 1/30 B TFN 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 10/28 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 3/9 NC 3/30 HEAD CUSTODIANAt The Sanibel School Full bene ts. Tolls paid. Call Maureen at 472-1617.NS 3/9 NC 3/30 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIESAttention Final Expense Agents: Top rated IMO expanding. Opportunities exist throughout the southeast. We are looking for agents and managers. Great commissions and an outstanding lead program. Attention Insurance Agents Prequali ed leads to market nal expense insurance. $100k a year agency building opportunity. Attention Insurance Agents Prequali ed leads to market insurance to the senior market. $100k a year opportunity. Call John at 203-763-9534.NS 3/9 NC 3/30 MONINO CONSTRUCTION, INC.CBC 1257406 Home Maintenance, Drywall, Tile, Paint, Carpentry. Call Luis 239-209-3979 Licensed & Insured NR 3/9 CC 3/30 PART TIME CLERK/TYPISTAt The Sanibel School Tolls paid. Call Maureen at 472-1617.NS 3/16 NC 4/6 THE SPA AT TWEEN WATERS INNis looking for a part-time receptionist to work weekends. All quali ed applicants, please respond with your resume. Thank You. 239-472-5161 ext. 390 tweenspa@me.comNR 3/23 CC 3/30 HELP WANTEDPart-time year round help needed in Laundry. Must be able to lift 30 + lbs. Apply in person at 2341 Palm Ridge Road, Sanibel, FLNR 3/23 NC 3/30 SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971NR 3/23 BM 4/13 2002 THUNDERBIRDBlue, 30,000 miles, excellent condition. $20,000. 239-395-9336NS 3/23 CC 3/30 ENTERTAINMENT UNIT & TVWicker/Rattan Open Entertainment Unit with 30 Toshiba High De nition TV. Made by Braxton Culler. Color: Honey Wheat. $300. 239-472-2696 or 585-624-7398.NR 3/23 CC 3/30 KEYS FOUNDFound in the parking lot of the Book Nook and Island Pharmacy: two keys one with the name of a ower on them. Call 239-472-0560 to claim.NS 3/23 NC 3/30 ADRIANAS CLEANING SERVICETotally honest with a passion for perfection. Home and condo. 239-839-3984 adrianabolen8919@hotmail.comNR 3/30 CC 4/27 998 22 DECK BOAT 2002 MERC OB SANIBEL NO TRAILER Call: 513-236-1957 or 239-472-2810NR 3/30 CC 4/20 AUSSIE PUPPIESBEAUTIFUL MINI AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD puppies. Female blue merle w/ blue eyes, male black tri color. $800. Will be 20-24 lbs full grown. Mom is family pet with show dog heritage. Available 4/1. 239-472-8798 RR 3/30 CC 3/30 FOR SALE: Coleman Power Mate Generator $400, GE Chest Freezer $50, Appliance Dolley $40, Queen Anne Wingchair $50, End Tables $25, Antique Lamp, Chair, Pewter Plates, 2008 Wrangler Back Seat-Gray. OBO, 239-849-0907.NS 3/30 CC 4/20 LOST IN SANIBELSTERLING SILVER MEXICAN BRACELET Gift, sentimental value. $50 Reward. 472-1254 or 810-9153RR 3/30 NC 3/30 LOST BRACELETLost gold charm bracelet with childrens heads. Very sentimental...reward... Please call 472-2159RR 3/30 NC 3/30 FICTITIOUS NAMENOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business as a Sole Proprietor under the fictitious name of GARCIA REAL ESTATE AND CONSULTING, located in Lee County, Florida, with an address of 457 Whitehall Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957 has registered said name with The Division of Corporations of the Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated the 15th Day of February 2012. Richard J. Garcia, BrokerNR 3/30 CC 3/30 CHARMING 1920s COTTAGEPerfect store, of ce, restaurant, gallery, located within walking distance of trendy River District. Ample Parking. 239-898-1194. $1,200 per month plus utilitiesNR 3/30 CC 4/6 SANIBELS PERIWINKLE PARK28 mobile home with 20x10 lanai. On quiet street. Renovated bath, all appliances in good condition. Plenty of storage. Tropical garden in backyard. Owner has clear title. Motivated to sell $21,000. Unit 159. Call 727-207-5787NR 3/30 CC 4/6 FOR SALE AT PERIWINKLE PARKIdeal arrangement, bedroom/bath at each end of a 60 foot mobile home. FL room with dining area added later giving an open concept of LR and kitchen, plus bedrooms and baths. Two sofa beds and stacked washer & dryer. A delightful deck with a big presiding frog and storage Bldg. in back and carport in front. $159,000. 5 E Street, unit 314. 239-472-3403.RS 3/30 CC 4/6 Sanibel Family Seeking a HS student or older for after school and/or weekend help for 2 grade school students, homework school organization. Seeking dependable student who is strong in academics. $12 hr. Call 1-339-832-4326 moms cell.NR 3/30 CC 4/27 Isabella RasiIbt Rt En Cbnt Isabella Rasi (239) 246-4716EftIsabellaRasi@aol.com RS 3/30 NC 4/6McGREGOR WOODS GREAT FAMILY HOME IN McGREGOR WOODS! 3/3/2 $299,000MATLACHA WATERFRONT Unique artists home in midst of art galleries, restaurants & shing community. $550,000EAST END RETAIL CENTER Newly renovated retail center with high visability on Periwinkle toward Lighthouse beach. Great business opportunity. $1,299,000 SOLD!


REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED ANNUAL RENTAL SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004 RS 6/17 BM TFNTHE RIVER MARCH 30, 201237 The River EMAIL: Ads@RiverWeekly.com NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool, in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or www.4sanibel.com. RS 10/14 CC TFN GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION NS 10/28 BM TFN FOR SALE BY OWNER 2008 MOBILE HOMEAT PERIWINKLE PARK 1 Bed room new queen bed. LR with sofa bed, kitchen, refrigerator ice maker, dinning area, Bosch washer dryer, dishwasher. Trane A/C with Pro 4000 programmable thermostat. Full tile oors. Full vinyl deck. Pavers. Oodles of space. Hurricane sun & window protection lm. Home in ex. cond. Much more, too numerous to mention. Price reduced to $69,900. Ground rental $541.66/mo. Key at of ce. Dorisdavenport@hotmail.comRR 3/9 CC 3/30 DUNES SEASONAL RENTAL3 BR, 3 Bath home with pool Lake views, fabulous sunsets Master suite with jacuzzi Available Sept 2012, 3 month minimum Call 860-559-5471NR 3/9 CC 3/30 DAVIS COURT 2 bed/2 bath top oor condo for rent. Minutes to Sanibel, $795/month plus utilities. Available April 1. First and security required. Call Chris at 851-3506. RS 3/2 NC 3/30 WALK TO BEACHAdorable 2 bedroom 1 bath. 1/2 of duplex. East End of Sanibel Great Monthly rates! Call Bob 410-913-2234 or email tidewaterbob@comcast.net RR 3/9 CC 3/30 LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RR 3/23 CC 4/13 SOBCZAK KNOWS SANIBEL!Realtor/Resident/Naturalist As a VIP Realtor, Charles Sobczak has closed more than 700 properties on Sanibel & Captiva. As the author of Living Sanibel A Nature Guide to Sanibel & Captiva Islands, Charles Sobczak knows the history of the islands and the Sanibel Plan in detail. He also knows and deeply appreciates the islands birds, ora and fauna. If you love the nature of Sanibel, Charles Sobczak is your real estate agent. Call Charles Sobczak for all your real estate needs!(239) 850-0710 or e-mail him at livingsanibel@ earthlink.netRR 3/23 CC 3/30 New construction in Sea Oats Subdivision. Hurricane windows, Three bedrooms/two baths and should be completed by next season. Asking $649,555. Now heres the good part. The house overlooks a wetlands preserve that holds snowy egrets, great egrets, ibis and osprey. Its like living in a National Park! THIS WEEKS FEATURED LISTING!ANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDIsland professionals looking for annual rental on Sanibel. No smoking, no pets. Call 472-5187, ext. 291.NS 3/23 CC 4/13 GARAGE SALEFRIDAY, MARCH 30 from 10 A.M. 2 P.M. His & hers golf clubs,baby equipment, Amcor air puri er, patio table, household goods, clothing, garden tools. 595 Sea Oats Drive, SanibelNR 3/23 CC 3/30 LEXINGTON COUNTRY CLUB GATED COMMUNITY Just off island with resort style amenities 3/2 lake front upscale $195,000 p/f granite, stainless steel, upscale Must see. Glenn Carretta, Broker Associate 239-850-9296 or glennc@coconet.com www.TeamSanibel.com John R. Wood, Island Real EstateNR 3/30 CC 4/6 SUNDAY, APRIL 1 BAY FRONT OPEN HOUSE1314 Isabel Drive Bay fronts Best Opportunity! 150 Bay front, nearly 1/2 acre. Bay front pool and bay front views are focal point for classic ranch style 4000+ sq. residence. Dream views from everywhere...perfect for extended family or nanny privacy. Must see the family room with stone replace and walls of windows... New Price adjusted $2,194,000. Go to 1314isabeldr.com for photos and video. Optional safe harbor dock available. (From Periwinkle go to Bailey Rd to Bay Drive to Isabel) Time for Isabel open 124PM phone glenn for more information 239-850-9296 Glenn Carretta Broker Associate John R. Wood Island Real Estate Inc. 239-850-9296 glennc@coconet.com www.TeamSanibel.com RR 3/30 BM 3/30 AFFORDABLE YEAR-ROUND OR SEASONAL LIVING ON BEAUTIFUL SANIBEL!Less than a half mile walk or bike ride to shelling and white sand beach swimming. Modi ed permanent travel home in a quiet restricted private Periwinkle Park. Original 35Z Prowler Regal Trailer was professionally elevated 3.5 feet and made semi-permanent with central air conditioning/heating and electric hot water. Installed a 9.5 feet wide by full 35 feet long addition consisting of a bedroom, 7foot wide clothes closet and a living/dining area. The added space provided room for a combination washer/dryer, a second full size newer refrigerator and a pantry. Original trailer area contains an of ce/ computer room, a dinette area that can be adjusted to provide extra sleeping place, and a family/TV room. New air conditioning/heat and humidistat in 2011; new PEX piping in 2009. Fully furnished with beautiful wood grain cabinets; includes two sofas that convert into extra beds and has two ceiling fans. Professional window treatments throughout with new screens in 2011. Basement area has a cement oor, ve access doors and is excellent for storage. Has outside lighting for outdoor grilling. Cement block walkway leads to a secluded patio that is furnished with a table and chairs with an umbrella. Front door has a cement walkway with stairs to a covered landing. Lot rent is approximately $6500/year including water and sewer. Buyer must interview with and be accepted by Periwinkle Park management and agree to Park terms and conditions. Secure your place in paradise today! Only $69,000 239-395-2630 RR 3/30 CC 3/30OPEN HOUSE BY OWNER $36,900 Saturday March 31, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.13151 Kings Point Drive Unit 9A, Fort Myers, Florida 33919 Beds: 2, Baths: 2, Sqft: 1231, Lot: 9,883 sq ft/0.23 acres, Type: condo, Year Built: 1964, Last sold: 1982, Parking: 1 deeded space, County: Lee, Condo fee for 9A: $237.32/per month, Tax History: $704.30 paid November 2011. Prime location and value can be yours in this top floor two bedroom, two tiled bath condo. Enjoy the weather year round in either of the two enclosed sun rooms. This property has been in the same family for 30 years. Any questions or to make an offer, please call Trish Ziehl at #781-453-2282. All offers will be given serious consideration. Thank you. NS 3/30 NC 3/30 ANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDFamily of 4 looking for annual rental on Sanibel before school starts. Non-smoking, 2 dogs, 1 cat (well behaved). Prefer 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Please call Brad 480-282-7458NR 3/30 CC 4/6 MARINER POINTE TOWNHOUSEUnfurnished-ground level; 2 BR 2-1/2 BA; 2 encl porches; Bay/Canal views; shing pier; Lease includes Cable TV, water, pest control, refuse collection. Boat dock lease available. No pets. 239-395-1786 NR 3/30 CC 4/6 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311NS 3/30 BM TFN AVAILABLE NOW For Rent annually. Cozy 1BR 1BH Cottage Surrounded by lush vegetation. $800 per month (includes utilities.) Small Pet OK. Wont last long. 239-472-2978.NS 3/30 CC 3/30 NEAR BEACH W/DIRECT ACCESS3br/2ba west-end Sanibel ground level w/ large deck. Canal home features a dock and natural shoreline to launch your canoe. Updated & clean w/extremely low utilities. Call 395-0401 or 410-1191. $1,800 monthNR 3/30 CC 4/6 GARAGE SALE1103 Schooner Place, 10-2, Sat. March 31 Gen. household, furn. Decor, Fabrics, vintage jewelry, books, Craft items, printer/fax/scanner. NS 3/30 PC 3/30


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 35 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 Art of the Olympians Museum & Gallery......332-5055 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 Chapter DAR.....................482-1366 Caloosahatchee Folk Society.......................321-4620 Cape Coral Stamp Club................................542-9153 duPont Company Retirees ...........................454-1083 Edison Porcelain Artists................................415-2484 Ft Myers UDC Chapter 2614 (United Daughters of the Confederacy )....728-3743 Friendship Force Of SW FL..........................561-9164 The Horticulture and Tea Society..................472-8334 Horticultural Society......................................472-6940 Lee County Genealogical Society.................549-9625 Lee Trust for Historic Preservation ...............939-7278 NARFE(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.........321-7430 True Tours....................................................945-0405 If you would like your club/organization listed in The River Calling Card, phone 415-7732THE RIVER MARCH 30, 201238 Breed: Pointer Mix Sex: Spayed Female Age: 8 Years Old Color: White & Tan Comments: Im a mature and affectionate dog that loves to snuggle and be petted. I am fully housetrained and will sleep all night quietly on a pet bed or blanket. If you like to take walks I would love to go with you. Im great on a leash. I love car rides, people, and other pets. Adoption Fee: $25 (If you volunteer for any organization you can adopt me for only $8 LCDAS says thank you to all volunteers for everything they do for the community!). Breed: Domestic Short Hair Sex: Female Age: One Year Old Color: Black and White Comments: Im a petite little kitty that likes to cuddle with people. If you hold me in your arms I will purr to my hearts content. I have been at the shelter since December when my owner, who had over 70 cats, was unable to continue taking care of us. On the positive side, I am used to being around other animals so I would fit right in with a multi-pet household, just maybe not so many this time! Adoption Fee: $25 during Animal Services Find Your Lucky Charm adoption promotion (regularly $50). If you volunteer for any organization you can adopt me for only $8 (LCDAS says thank you to all volunteers for everything they do for the community!). For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www. LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Pets Of The Week Meeka ID #524666 photos by squaredogphoto.com Sugar ID # 193997 photos by squaredogphoto.com


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