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FREETake Me Home VOL. 11, NO. 17 MAY 4, 2012From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Sculpture Exhibit On Display At Alliance GalleryFor most, the word sculpture probably brings to mind things like statues carved from stone, or pots or figures made of clay, but the term represents a much broader diversity of mediums and techniques. Sculptural works of all shapes and sizes, in all sorts of mediums by more than 18 south Florida artists, will be on display in the main gallery at the Alliance for the Arts during the month of May. The Sculpture: An Invitational opening reception is Friday, May 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. Participating sculptors include Kyle Jackson, David Hatchett, Lily Hatchett, Jim Krieger, Tracy Hoogervorst, Lindsey Wollard, Gerry Stecca, Deborah Mitchell, Tim Smith, Steve Kalb, Steve Clegg, David Meo, Jerry Churchill, Glen Gunderson, Sara Thee Campagna and Anica Sturdivant. There are 3-D works made of wood, plastic, paper, clay, metal, recycled objects, found objects, fabrics and even clothespins. Some are free standing, while others sit on pedestals or hang from thecontinued on page 29 Sculpture by Steve Kalb Derby Gala To Benefit Davis Art Center RestorationGrab your grand hats and head to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center for An Evening at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 5 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. A Run for the Roses viewing party and fundraiser will be held as the final event of the Dinner With Berne series to benefit the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Centers multi-million dollar building restoration project. Guests will view the Run for the Roses pre-show, followed by the most exciting two minutes in sports while enjoying traditional derby-style cuisine and sipping mint juleps. Admission is $100 and includes a mint julep or glass of champagne, with southern fare. Tables are available for $1,000, and include reserved seating for eight, a glass of champagne or Early Times mint julep, two bottles of wine and patron listing in the event program. Presented by co-chairs Pamela Templeton and Janice Kemp, the evening features a live musical performance by world-renowned jazz musician Wycliffe Gordon and a jazz quartet. Located at 2301 First Street in Fort Myers, the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center sits on property once home to the original fort of Fort Myers. In 1933, the 23,000-squarefoot building opened as a U.S. Post Office and was converted into a federal courthouse in the 1960s. Eventually, it was vacated in 1998 after a new courthouse was built nearby. continued on page 9 Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center building Shell Point Academy Offers Series On 17th Century Dutch Art MastersThe Academy at Shell Point invites the public to attend a series of classes on three of the great 17th century Dutch art masters. This series will take place on Tuesdays, May 8, 15 and 22, and the cost is $10 per session. Each presentation will take place in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands in Shell Point Retirement Community. The three-session series will highlight the following artists on the dates and times listed: Rembrandt Tuesday, May 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. Vermeer Tuesday, May 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. Hals Tuesday, May 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. Lecturer Dorothy Dottie Magen, MA, is back in The Shell Point Academy of Lifelong Learning to bring the history of three of the great Dutch masters: Rembrandt, Vermeer and Hals. Each session focuses on one artist; and portraits, landscapes and history paintings will be presented to look at the featured artist. The presenter will incorporate history and artwork of others from the same time period as well. Magen will use slides and videos to bring the artwork to life. Art appreciation truly is in the eye of the beholder, said Teri Kollath, manager of continued on page 12 Dottie Magen National Public Gardens Day At Lakes Regional ParkLakes Regional Park in Fort Myers will be hosting a variety of activities in the parks gardens in celebration of National Public Gardens Day on Friday, May 11 from 5:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lakes Park will be joining over 500 public gardens in the nationwide celebration. May 11 was officially designated National Public Gardens Day in Lakes Park by the Lee County Board of County Commissioners. The public was urged to come and see the beauty of the gardens there as well as participate in bird viewing opportunities. A variety of activities and programs will be held throughout the morning to showcase the parks many special features, said Susan Moore, active member of the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation. Many people have a limited understanding of Lakes Park and may not realize the parks importance to our local natural environment or all the benefits the park has to offer. The purpose of this event is to give the public a view of the present gardens as wellcontinued on page 17 Some of the volunteers from Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers


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 George Beleslin Stacy Osborn 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 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And NowTime Capsule At Gwynne Instituteby Gerri ReavesTwenty-four years ago, approximately 100 people and the media gathered at the southwest corner of Second and Jackson Streets to witness the unveiling of the Lee County Schools time capsule. They were honoring the centennial of Lee Countys public schools on that day in late May. The capsule site at the Gwynne Institute was chosen for two reasons. First of all, Gwynne was the town and countys first modern school. It opened for classes in October 1911, rising on the site where the first public school had been constructed in 1878. In 1988, classes were no longer held at Gwynne, but school board offices occupied both floors. Second, the location was the highest point of elevation in Fort Myers, according to capsule designer Don Gilmore. In an interview, he cited a National Science Foundation studies that said in 2087, sea level could be three feet higher. Core downtown might be inundated, he said, but not the Gwynne Institute. The capsule was encased in a six-sided granite pylon that was anchored in concrete and filled with nitrogen for preservation of the future artifacts. The text on the bronze plaque read, Dedicated to the citizens in earnest hope of their continued pursuit of excellence in education. The message to the future was Open August 27, 2087. Among the 125 items sealed in the capsule were ones related to education: a lesson plan,tests, report cards, a Riverdale High School yearbook, a hearing aid used by students, and dust from the Riverdale art classroom. Other items, such as a Coca Cola can and aTV Guide do not seem particularly dated, even in 2012, but thats more than can be said about the sound and video cassette tapes. Lets hope future experts are able to retrieve the sights and sounds of a typical school day that were recorded at Riverdale and Fort Myers Middle Schools in those now almost-obsolete formats. The enclosed samples of drinking water and Caloosahatchee River water will no doubt be of great interest to environmental scientists in 2087. As a back-up plan against deterioration, the committee enclosed photographs of the paper items, such as letters to future citizens, on microfilm. Another arrangement was meant to insure the opening of the capsule on time. Trust accounts at three local banks are to be opened in 2087, at which time a letter will give full instructions on how to open the capsule and hear from long-ago 1988. On the day of the unveiling, Gilmore theorized that the items would be put in a museum. The centennial of the public school system was a much celebrated occasion in other ways as well. Chair of the timecapsule committee, Donald O. Stone, had recently published, along with co-author Beth W. Carter, The First 100 Years, Lee County Public Schools, 1887-1987. Stone was the school districts director of research, evaluation and program planning. During the 45-minute ceremony, Stone referred to the comprehensive picture of Lee County society that the chosen articles are intended to convey to people a century later. continued on page 6 The time capsule was relocated several years ago. Only the concrete base remains photo by Gerri Reaves On May 27, 1988, the time capsule at the Gwynne Institute was unveiled to mark the centennial of Lee County public education courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society Seven years ago, this granite pylon containing the time capsule was still at the Gwynne Institute photo by Gerri ReavesTHE RIVER MAY 4, 20122


3 THE RIVER MAY 4, 2012 Garden Council Presents Annual Honorary Service AwardsTwo Lee County residents were presented with awards during the third annual awards luncheon of the Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council on April 27. The gala event was held at the Royal Palm Yacht Club, Fort Myers. Receiving the Berne Davis Honorary Service Award was Ena McGrattan, current director and past president of the Garden Council. The award was established by the Garden Council to honor extraordinary achievement in floral design, horticulture, community service, and educating others in related issues. The second-place award was presented to John Losleben, a 30-year member of the Greater Fort Myers Rose Society. He is a past recipient of the honorary service award and past president of the Garden Council and a member of Fiddlesticks and Royal Palm garden clubs. The Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council was formed in 1957 and now comprises various clubs, societies, and affiliate members in the area. Membership provides an opportunity to learn about floral design, growing plants suitable for our locale, and conservation methods. The Council assists in educating and beautifying the community, and improving the environment. A speakers bureau provides speakers for meetings and events. For additional information about the council, contact Jibben at 463-3690, or go to fmlcgcpres@embarqmail.com. Ena McGrattan, left, is presented the third annual Berne Davis Honorary Service Award by Berne Davis, center, while Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council President Laura Jibben assists John Losleben is presented the second place award for the Berne Davis Honorary Service Award by Ena McGrattan, left, and Berne Davis


THE RIVER MAY 4, 20124 Calendar Girls Perform On Earth DayThe Calendar Girls Florida dance team performed on April 21 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Center for the Arts in celebration of Earth Day. The team augmented its spring green basic costume with tutus and bustles created from plastic bags and other recycled materials. Pillbox hats were made from the bottoms of soda bottles. Calendar Girls, front from left, Pat Webber, Deb Watch, Frances Kirkbride, JJ Jones, Lynn Hutton, Joanne Young, Barbie Graff, Marianne McSweeney and Debbie Frazier. Back from left, Linda Floyd, Lyn Carlson, Katherine Shortlidge and Kathy Della Bella To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Lee And Collier Assistance Needed For Successful Food Drive May 12Everyones help is needed in Lee and Collier counties to make the 20th annual national letter carrier food drive a success on Saturday, May 12. This is the day the nations largest single-day food drive, Stamp Out Hunger, is held. This is the one day when letter carriers collect non-perishable food that has been left by mailboxes. Food collected in Lee County goes to the Harry Chapin Food Bank and several other food banks; food collected in Collier County goes to Collier Harvest. All food collected in food drives is distributed to participating agencies at no cost. Individuals who wont be able to participate on, may drop off their food items at any Post Office for inclusion in the food drive. Food may also be left at Uncle Bobs storage areas at 3780 Central Avenue, 4400 Solomon Blvd. or 6600 Industrial Drive in Fort Myers; 1320 River Road in North Fort Myers; or 800 Abrams Blvd. in Lehigh Acres. Businesses can set up collection boxes for employees and customers who may not be able to leave food by their mailboxes on May 12. Virtually any kind of food may be donated in unopened, nonbreakable containers. Items especially in need are peanut butter, tuna, rice, beans, and canned meats, fruits, vegetables and soups. Volunteers are needed to assist letter carriers with their pickups on May 12. Contact Debi Mitchell in Lee County at 573-9638 or Jesse Costin in Collier County at 643-4716. Volunteers are also needed to assist with preliminary food sorting on May 12. Contact Bedzaida Bryen at the Harry Chapin Food Bank by calling 334-7007, or Kim Berghs at the United Way of Lee, Glades and Hendry County at 433-2000 ext. 260. For additional information about the Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or go to www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. Special Mothers Day Hours: Make your Mothers Day reservations today! Reservations accepted. Party rooms for private functions. 239-489-2233. Serving 11:00 am 10 pm seven days a week. Sp ec i al Mother s Da y Hours : It is going to be a beautiful Mothers Day!8700 Gladiolus Drive. (Winkler and Gladiolus) across the street from Sweet Bay. 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


5 THE RIVER MAY 4, 2012 Love That Dress Opens Sponsor Opportunities To New PartnersPACE Center for Girls of Lee County is now accepting new sponsors for its signature event Love That Dress! scheduled to take place on August 29 at Embassy Suites Hotel in Estero. Sponsorship opportunities are available for cash and in-kind contributors starting at $500. Also, a limited number of VIP Suites offering groups of eight guests early admission for shopping, private dressing rooms, express check-out, complimentary adult beverages, hors doeuvres and concierge services are available to cash sponsors giving $2,500 or more. For inclusion on the first run of promotional materials, sponsors should confirm by May 4. This year will be Lee Countys fourth installment of Love That Dress!, the ultimate feel-good shopping spree offering new and gently worn dresses and accessories and silent auction items. Pre-events to collect dress donations will be announced on Facebook, and tickets to the main event will go on sale online on August 1. Proceeds from Love That Dress! benefit PACE Center for Girls, a non-residential juvenile delinquency prevention and intervention program targeting the unique needs of girls, ages 12 to 18, facing challenges such as physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse, foster care, neglect, death of a parent, family history of incarceration and declining grades. PACE Lee is funded by the Department of Juvenile Justice, The School District of Lee County, Lee County Human Services, United Way of Lee County, grants and corporate and private donations. To sponsor the event or learn more, visit www.lovethatdress.org or call 425-2366 ext. 25. Love That Dress fashionistas go bargain hunting in 2011 Zonta Foundation Presents $8,900 To SWFASThe Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida has awarded an $8,900 grant to Southwest Florida Addiction Services (SWFAS) to provide educational needs for women recovering from substance abuse at SWFAS Transitional Living Center on Dixie Parkway in Fort Myers. The money will be used to purchase computers, software and educational materials for about 25 women in recovery to enable them to complete coursework and file job applications. The overall goal is to help women in recovery obtain the skills they need to earn a living wage and become selfsufficient in the workplace. We are so grateful to the women of Zonta who have so graciously supported our women for many years, said Transitional Living Center Director Rosemary Boisvert. Our goal is to remove the barriers that prevent them from being successful. If they need financial assistance for tuition, we can help with that. If they need help with supplies or transportation to get to school or training, we can assist with that as well. We have been very fortunate to have this long lasting relationship with the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva. The Zonta Club gives our women far more than dollars. They also give of themselves, Boisvert added. Zonta has been a partner with the women in the SWFAS Transitional Living Center since 2000 and has provided grants totaling $65,724 to support the needs of women recovering from substance abuse. SWFAS opened the 16-bed womens halfway house at the SWFAS Transitional Living Center in 2009. The womens facility provides treatment for 40 to 50 women per year who have completed the residential treatment program and moved into the halfway house for extended treatment. SWFAS is the most comprehensive substance abuse treatment and prevention program in Southwest Florida, serving 6,000 people per year from ages 9 to 90. SWFAS offers outpatient and residential programs for both adults and youngsters from five locations in Lee County and two in Hendry County. In addition, SWFAS provides detoxification services for adults, prevention programming, and an Employee Assistance Program for about 50 Southwest Florida businesses. For more information, contact Boisvert at 338-2977 or visit www.swfas. org. Summer Camp Programs At Veterans Park Looking for something fun and exciting for your child to do this summer? V eterans Park Recreation Center, located at 55 Homestead Road South in Lehigh Acres, has openings in their summer camp programs. Activities include indoor and outdoor games, crafts, guest speakers, field trips and much more. Lunch and an afternoon snack are included for only $75 per week per child. You will receive a 10 percent discount if you register online ($67.50 per week per child). A $10 facility membership fee is required to participate. Both the Traditional Camp (ages 6 to 13) and Teen Camp (ages 12 to 16) run from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Camp starts on June 4 and runs through July 27 (eight weeks available). You can purchase the entire summer or just the weeks you need. Call 369-1521 to sign up or e-mail dchupashko@leegov.com with any questions. Lee Republican Womens ClubThe Lee Republican Womens Club (Chartered) will hold a luncheon meeting at the Crowne Plaza Inn, 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers, on Tuesday, May 8. Social hour/registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the lunch/program starting at noon. Featured speakers will be Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto and Representative Trudi Williams, candidates for Florida Senate District 27. For more information and reservations, call 574-2571. 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THE RIVER MAY 4, 20126 Hortoons Edison National Bank Seeks Donations Of Personal Items For At-Risk County StudentsEdison National Bank/Bank of the Islands is pleased to announce it has launched collection sites for donated personal items and charitable donations to help Lee Countys most at-risk students. In addition to tax-deductible cash contributions, requested items include deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, hairbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer, cologne, perfume, feminine hygiene products, liquid and bar soaps, large band-aids and all sizes of socks, belts and polo shirts. It may surprise people to learn that some of our students do not have access to showers and the simple personal items that we take for granted, said Robbie B. Roepstorff, Edison National Bank president and The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools board chair. By donating new items like hairbrushes and toothpaste, or a taxdeductible gift so such items can be purchased, each and every one of us can discreetly make a difference in their school day experiences. This Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands collection drive is being conducted in partnership with The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. Through the Foundations Teacher Resource Center and its Discretionary Funds Initiative, donations of personal grooming products and clothing items are available for teachers to pick up as needed. The teachers then allow the students to take showers at school and help provide them with whatever they require to be ready for their day in the classroom. We are so grateful that Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands has made their offices available for this collection effort, said The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools president and CEO Marshall T. Bower. Their customers have really embraced the Discretionary Funds Initiative, and we hope the rest of our community will join in this easy but important act of generosity. Edison National Bank customers who have already generously contributed to the initiative include Dr. Matthew W. Allen DDS PA, Dr. William H. Johnson DDA, Dr. and Mrs. Tod R. Fawcett DDS PA, La-Te-Da Salon & Spa (Vinnie & Will Hutt), Bradleys Fine Jewelers (Brad and Colbi Congress), George John Salon (George Pellegrino), T. Drew Drake, Barbara and Jerry Snyderman, William and Esther Sinkhorn, Walter Thomas, and Herbert and Rosemary Cash. The public is invited to contribute by visiting Edison National Banks two Fort Myers offices at 13000 South Cleveland Avenue and 2105 First Street in the River District. The Bank of the Islands offices of Edison National Bank are also accepting contributions at the Sanibel office, 1699 Periwinkle Way, and at its newest office next to the Captiva Island Post Office, 14812 Captiva Drive. For more information, call 466-1800 or visit www.edisonnationalbank.com. Edison National Bank V.P. John Ammons with La-Te-Da Salon & Spa owner Will Hutt, his children Haven and Liam, and Edison National Bank President Robbie Roepstorff Read us online at IslandSunNews.com From page 2Time CapsuleWhile the committee prepared for almost every eventuality in choosing the site, preserving the capsule contents, and insuring that it was opened in 100 years, they didnt anticipate that capsule not being there 20 or so years later. Several years ago, it was moved to new school board offices on Colonial Boulevard. Only the concrete base remains at Second and Jackson. Today, only the first floor of the 100-year-old school building is occupied by the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. Walk down to Second and Jackson to see the spot where a message to the future was unveiled in 1988. Then, stroll a few more blocks to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street to see learn more about the role of the Gwynne Institute site in education history. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.swflmuseumofhistory.com. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Be sure to visit the Southwest Florida Historical Society to research local history. The all-volunteer non-profit organization -a fascinating time capsule unto itself -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 Fort Myers News-Press and The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer.


7 THE RIVER MAY 4, 2012 Check Awarded From Greeters No-Show BallThe Greeters Club of Greater Fort Myers chosen recipient of the No-Show Ball fundraiser was the local charitable organization Abuse Counseling & Treatment, Inc. (ACT), a circle of support services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Attending the Greeters of Greater Fort Myers April meeting to receive the contribution to Abuse Counseling & Treatment, Inc. were Jennifer Benton and Marcie Kaveney. Presenting the check for $1,500 were co-presidents Janet Gambuzza and Linda Fitzpatrick. Additional donations came in for ACT with the final donation totaling $1,735.00. During the year, Greeters also donated womens clothing and other items on the ACT wish list. Also, the Greeters Fire Flies are comprised of members who formed a small dance troupe to kick up their heels and entertain their members and guests with sing-a-longs. Members performing at the April meeting were Sue Kindelan, Peg Lancioni, Marguerite Seferian, Jan Haley, Sharon Stein and Gale Whitner. Greeters was established in 1969 to provide women of Lee County in the Greater Fort Myers area the opportunity to join and partake in social and philanthropic activities. Greeters provides a way for newcomers to the area to make new friends while exploring and learning about Fort Myers. Greeters will continue to meet monthly over the summer months and regroup in the fall to resume a full slate of fun, informative activities and interest groups. To learn more about the club, visit the Greeters of Greater Fort Myers Facebook page. 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THE RIVER MAY 4, 20128 Along The RiverSaturday, May 5 is the 138th annual Kentucky Derby, known at the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports. It is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses held at the historic Churchill Downs track in Louisville, Kentucky. Chef Corry Blanton of The Morgan House is catering an Evening at the Kentucky Derby dinner, which will be the last in the Dinner with Berne series at the Sidney & Berne Davis Center of the Arts in downtown Fort Myers. The event runs from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Enjoy the thrill of the horse race, Southern cuisine by Blanton and the jazz music of Wycliffe Gordon. Tickets are $100 per person and $90 for members. Tables are available for $1,000, and include reserved seating for eight, a glass of champagne or Early Times mint julep, two bottles of wine and patron listing in the event program. SBDC is located at 2301 First Street, Fort Myers. Call 333-1933 or go to www. sbdac.com. Speaking of The Morgan House, the popular restaurant and bar is holding its own Kentucky Derby celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. Wild and wonderful hats have been a Kentucky Derby tradition dating back more than 100 years. Ladies, wear your favorite hat and you may win the Best Hat Contest. Pre-race games along with a special Derby menu and mint juleps will be featured. Following the Derby party, The Morgan is celebrating Cinco de Mayo in the Patio de Leon. The party starts at 7 p.m. with two live bands performing on stage in the patio, dancing and music until midnight. It is free and open to the public. The Morgan House is located at 33 Patio de Leon in the historic Fort Myers River District. Call 337-3377 or go to www.morganhouserestaurant.com. If youre planning a day on Fort Myers Beach, grab a bite to eat or drink at Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery and hear live music daily from the areas premier talent. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier. Happy hour specials are served all day, every day. On Friday, May 4, Harrold Antoine plays downstairs from 1 to 5 p.m. followed by Picket Fence from 6 to 10 p.m. while the Mike Glean Duo plays upstairs from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, its Ira Wilkes from 6 to 10 p.m.; Sunday, No Way Jos from 1 to 5 p.m. followed by High Tide from 6 to 10 p.m.; Monday, Mary Winner from 1 to 5 p.m. followed by Left of Center 6 to 10 p.m.; Tuesday, Smokin Bill plays downstairs from 1 to 5 p.m. followed by the Rachel Hughes Band from 6 to 10 p.m. while Just Jeff plays upstairs from 6 to 10 p.m.; Wednesday, its Dave Collaton downstairs from 1 to 5 p.m. followed Ira Wilkes from 6 to 10 p.m. while Rob Matson plays upstairs from 6 to 10 p.m; and Thursday, the Laurie Star Duo downstairs from 1 to 5 p.m followed by Mike Glean from 6 to 10 p.m. and The Oyster Band upstairs from 6 to 10 p.m. Nervous Nellies and Uglys are located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach. The GPS coordinates for Nellies Snug Harbour Marina are 2623.41 N 81.18 W. Call 463-8077 or go to www.nervousnellies.net. The highly anticipated Fords Garage is now open. Located in historic downtown Fort Myers, Fords Garage will give you the vibe of being in a 1920s service station/ prohibition bar with its old style brick, dark colors and rich wood. The restaurant is a gourmet burger bar serving the a variety of Black Angus beef, American Kobe, turkey, chicken, tuna, seafood and vegetarian products coupled with all-natural aged cheeses and gourmet toppings. Fords also serves a variety of entrees including steaks, pasta and ribs. What is a burger without a beer? Fords beer list is carefully mapped out with over 100 different types of craft beer with over 20 drafts and a heavy influence of American craft beers from all around the country.Fords Garage is located at 1415 Dean Street on the corner of First. It is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to midnight and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 332-FORD (3673) or go to www.fordsgaragefl.com. Chef Corry Blanton of The Morgan House is catering a special Kentucky Derby event at the Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center. The restaurant is also hosting its own Derby party. As seen at Fords Garage in the historic River District Please visit our River Weekly News online advertisers at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page. Chinese & Japanese Cuisine Downtown Fort Myers (Post Oce Arcade Hotel Indigo) 1520 Broadway For Takeout & Delivery Tel: 334-6991 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKMon-urs 11am 10pm Fri-Sat 11am 11pm Sun 12pm 9pm


9 THE RIVER MAY 4, 2012 Ma Ma Ma M rk rk et et a a a a nd nd nd nd R R R R es es es es ta ta ta ta ur ur r an an t t Op Op en en D D ai ai ly ly 1 1 1 1 a. a. m. m. t t o o 9 9 p. p. m. m. 1 1 1 1 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 S S S S a a n n n n C C C a a a r r r l l l o o o s s s B B l l l v v v d d d . , F F t t . M M y y e e r r s s s , F F L L L L 3 3 3 3 3 9 9 3 3 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 9 9 9 9 . 4 4 4 4 8 8 8 8 8 2 2 2 2 . 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 | | | | S S S S h h h h o o o o a a a a l l l l s s s W W W W i i i i n n n e e B B B B a a r r . c c o o m m | | S S a a n n d d y y B B u u t t l l e e e r r . c c o o m m n n n e e e d d d d , f f f f r r r e e e s s s h h h h a a a n n n d d d f f f f u u u u n n n ! ! L L L o o o c c c a a a a l l l l l l l l y y y y o o o w w w n n n Mothers Day Gift Baskets Available in the Market B runch S p ecial At Shoals Restaurant & Wine Bar G ive back some of those pr ecious mom moments with one of y our own. Treat mom to a g reat brunch and to g ethernes s at S h oa l s. Ca ll us at 239.482.6765 to reserve your seats or v isit us on l ine an d ma k e reservations at O pe nTa bl e.com Sun d a y Ma y 13 | 11 a.m. to 3 p .m. $20 per person $ I nc l u d es comp l imentar y Mimosa I er s Day G iftBa k t Brunch Menu 1st Course Croissant with Pecan Maple Glaze ~ or ~ Apple Strudel 2nd Course Ham and Cheese Omelet ~ or ~ Quiche Lorraine 3rd Course Flounder with Lemon Butter Served with Herb Orzo ~ or ~ rloin with Peppercorn Sauce erved with Roasted Potatoes Mothe Avai la Mo the F Si Se Fort Myers Art Walk Features New ExhibitsThe next downtown Fort Myers Art Walk will take place this Friday, May 4, with local art galleries and art stops featuring new exhibits and group shows. This regular cultural event draws between 1,500 and 2,500 people each month to the downtown Fort Myers River District. The monthly Art Walk runs from 6 to 10 p.m. on the first Fridays of every month. The May Art Walk will include numerous art galleries and art stops and will feature new art shows, live music, and the traditional after party. The public can meet the artists during the show openings. Some art highlights of this months Art Walk: Art of the Olympians Exhibit featuring the final projects from the Digital Lee students. This showcase will exhibit the most exemplary work from each of Lee Countys 13 high schools is submitted into one of three divisions: web design, graphic design and multimedia design. Art League of Fort Myers Opening reception for Busting Out All Over show that celebrates the explosion of Southwest Floridas local traditions, both natural and anthropological. Arts for ACT Gallery Opening reception for Art Poems, a collaboration of 12 visual artists and 12 poets in the main gallery, plus local artist Linda Benson and photographer Joe Sabella. daas Gallery Opening reception for Argentinean master Marcelo Holzinger, who debuts in Southwest Florida with his newest collection entitled Beauty Passion Dreams. HOWL Gallery Opening of SWFL Lives! Fourth Annual Group Show, which showcases some of the best artists living in Southwest Florida. In One Instant Starting in May, the gallery will begin showcasing 12 different photographers in its main gallery space. Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Opening for exhibit featuring the art of retiring Fort Myers High School teacher Pam Schwantes and her students. Space 39 Gallery Group art show. The Oasis Luxury Towers Mis Amigos: A group show with artists Portilla, Malagon, Valadez, Perez, Fisher & Romero. UNIT A Contemporary Art Space The studio has published an open edition poster of the official Absolut bottle painted by Marcus Jansen for the new Absolut Blank campaign. It will be available during Art Walk. The evening culminates with an after party at 10 p.m. The after party will be held at Spirits of Bacchus on Hendry Street. Always a collectors item, new Art Walk buttons will be available at galleries that night. Art Walk has its own t-shirt (red or black). Shirts are available for a $12 donation at the IberiaBank gallery showcase during Art Walk. A map of Art Walk, showing Art Walk partner locations and parking will be distributed by participating galleries. Art Walk is a rain or shine event. For more information on Art Walk, participating galleries and links to gallery websites, visit www.fortmyersartwalk. com. For event details, call 1-855-RDAEVENTS. From page 1Derby GalaIn 2003, Florida Arts, Inc., the operator of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, acquired a 99-year lease on the building from the City of Fort Myers. They agreed to meld the past with the future by restoring the building to its original magnificence and creating a modern, multi-purpose arts facility. Through grant funding and private donations, including a lead gift from the buildings namesakes Sidney and Berne Davis, nearly 10,000 square feet of the building has been restored to date which continuously provides world-class arts programming to the community. The next phase of the restoration includes completion of the mezzanine level, second floor and the buildings rooftop. Approximately 2,500 square feet, mezzanine level will include the light and sound booth, as well as an artists greenroom, funded by Florida Power & Light. The 5,000-square-foot second level will be the capital gallery. This multi-functional floor will provide space for dance and ensemble rehearsal, meeting and office rooms, as well as multiple classrooms for visual arts education, music and dance lessons. The plan also includes design of a twolevel rooftop with an elevator landing and a star bar. One level will feature an outdoor sculpture garden and the other will serve as a reception area. Construction of the elevator is currently in progress and expected to be completed this summer. These renovations will greatly enhance the level of cultural programming that we can provide to the community, said Pamela Templeton, event cochair. Now more than ever, we need the support of the community. An Evening at the Kentucky Derby gives the community a great opportunity to contribute towards the next phase of restorations while enjoying an exciting and fun evening. Our hope is to have the building complete in Berne Davis lifetime, so that she can join us in introducing a new state-of-the-art venue for music, arts and performance to Southwest Florida. Free valet parking will be provided at the event by Frey Valet, and patrons are encouraged to attend in full, traditional derby attire, including fabulous hats. For tickets or more information, visit www.sbdac.com or call 333-1933.


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. Jeffrey DeYoe, Senior 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.com Affiliated: 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. andcontinued on page 12THE RIVER MAY 4, 201210


(239) 466-1131 www.shellpoint.org Visit www.shellpoint.org/LES for full listings of this months events! SeriesNewOpportunitiesatShell Point The public is invited and many of these events are Shell Points Life Enrichment Series offers the opportunity to discover new things about yourself and the world you live in. Concerts, presentations, lectures, shows, special events, and more! FREE Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Mi ssionary Alliance Foundation 2012 Shell Point. All rights reserved SLS-2114-12May 8,15,22ThreeGreat Seventeenth Century Dutch MastersDorothy Dottie Magen, M.A. is back to offer three presentations to the Academy of Lifelong Learning. She examines the life and artistic contributions of these great Dutch masters. Each session costs $10. Call (239) 489-8472 to reserve your place.May 8 Session 1, Rembrandt from 2:00pm to 4:00pmMay 15 Session 2, Vermeerfrom 2:00pm to 4:00 pmMay 22 Session 3, Halsfrom 2:00pm to 4:00 pmMay 30 Your Eyes Dont Have to Act Their Ageat 3:30 pm. Dr. Michael J. Collins, board certified Ophthalmologist will speak about exciting new advances in cataract surgery, and how you can customize it to fit your lifestyle. This event is free. Call (239) 489-8472 to reserve your space. May 7The Arab Spring One Year Later from 6:45pm to 8:15pm. Professor Adrian Kerr offersan in-depth look at the History of the Middle East to help us understand what led to the uprisings in the spring of 2011, and the issues of today in this troubled region of the world. Tickets are $10. Call (239) 489-8472 to reserve your placeMay 8,16,22,&30 Discover Shell Point Tour & Presentationat 10am. Join us for a group presentation about the Lifestyle and Lifecare available at Shell Point followed by a narrated bus tour of the community. Light refreshments will be provided. Call (239)466-1131 or1-800-780-1131 to reserve your place. Play for less all summer longSummer Golf Memberships Available from May 15 to Oct.15The Shell Point Golf Club is offering a special summer membership rate to golfers interested in joining the golf club from May 15 through October 15. The cost is only $150 and includes: Reciprocal privileges 21 days advance tee times (online) 10% off merchandise (soft goods) Charge accounts Reduced cart fees For information call(239) 433-9790. May 2012 FREE FREE11 THE RIVER MAY 4, 2012


THE RIVER MAY 4, 201212 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 From page 10Churches/TemplesSaturday 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.taecc.com 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. From page 1Shell Point AcademyAcademy and Volunteer Services. Last semester Dorothy presented our Academy with a class focusing on three amazing women artists, and we are very excited that she is back to offer more to our residents in the area of art, and really expand on each artist. Space is very limited, so tickets are required to attend. They may be purchased by calling 489-8472. The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point is a lifelong learning educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides anywhere from 70 to 90 classes each semester, that encompasses a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point was named as one of 2008s most innovative active aging programs by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), an association that supports professionals who develop wellness/fitness facilities and services for age 50-plus adults. To learn more about Shell Point, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-7801131. Students Save Their Pennies, Help Kids With CancerThe high school students of Evangelical Christian School presented a check on April 26 for $3,233.29 to The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. The funds were a result of their two-week penny war. Four-year-old Cali Russell, a leukemia patient at The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida and the Barbaras Friends Childrens Hospital Cancer Fund Child of Hope, was on hand to receive the check. In August of 2010 just after turning 3 years old, Cali was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. More than 18 months into her treatment, Cali still has nearly a year of chemotherapy to go. Led by seniors at ECS, the Student Senate hosted a penny war between each of the grades 7 through 12 to benefit Barbaras Friends The Childrens Hospital Cancer Fund. For two weeks, the students collected coins for their grades bucket. At the end of the penny war, the senior class won out with the most coins collected. Barbaras Friends The Childrens Hospital Cancer Funds mission is helping kids with cancer. The fund supports the pediatric oncology and hematology programs and family-centered services not reimbursed by public or private health insurance. Money raised from the ECS penny war stays right here in Southwest Florida and is used to provide the childrens cancer program with everything needed to give local kids a fighting chance to win their battles with cancer and blood disorders. From left, Brandi Laishley, Michael Higgins, Trish Sausa and Cali Russell VOTED BEST CHEFBEST OF THE ISLANDS AWARD FINE ITALIAN CUISINE IL TESORO RISTORANTEinspired by Island Fare in a bistro style C b t ntf r b Tb Gt Pt Wf FREE WI-FI Ft r b -n Ft r b -n751 Tarpon Bay Road Sanibel Island, FL 239-395-4022 Reservations Suggested www.iltesoro.net Now open in NYC, 82nd & 1st Ave.TASTE OF THE ISLANDS IRON CHEF WINNER Mothers Day Holiday Special:Mimosas, Bellinis & Sangrias One for each person at the table (over 21 years of age) to toast the Moms at the table. 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13 THE RIVER MAY 4, 2012 CROW Case Of The Week: American Alligatorby Patricia MolloyCrocodilians are pretty tough, said Jordan Donini, CROWs resident reptile expert. They are, after all, dinosaurs, so theyre doing something right. The tale of the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensi) is quite a dramatic one. It is a rare success story: once an endangered animal threatened by loss of habitat and hunted for fashion accessories, alligators are thriving due to the conservation efforts by the very same species who once threatened it. On April 19, an injured alligator was found on the Florida Gulf Coast University campus during an on-going population study at the university, which was built within a wetland. It was found near the universitys pool in a small back flow area, likely the victim of an attack by an older, more territorial alligator (possibly the five-foot subject found close by). His wounds are minor and will all heal, but the one on his hind leg is down to the joint which is causing him to not use his leg normally, stated Dr. Heather Barron. While only two feet long, it took three adult wildlife specialists and a lot of surgical tape to contain the strong, muscular crocodilian for treatment. Its wounds were flushed and the reptile was given a number of essential medications to stave off infection and pain: the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory Meloxicam, the opiod Buprenex, systemic antibiotics to inhibit the growth of bacteria and topical antibiotic ointments. One of its legs was wrapped to reduce edema, or swelling. Like all reptiles, alligators are ectothermic, more commonly referred to as cold-blooded. After initial treatment, the patient was taken to quiet cage in the clinic to relax and bask under the warmth of a heat lamp. CROWs staff will continue to treat the young alligators injuries while carefully monitoring his mobility. If his hind leg remains immobile, Dr. Heather will order additional radiographic testing to better assess the problem. Right now were dry docking him because of the leg wound and were not sure if it goes into the joint, said Aundria West. Once its wounds have healed, it will be moved to an outdoor enclosure in the back of CROWs property where it can swim in a pool and bask in the sun. Once it has made a full recovery, patient #0994 will be returned to FGCU where he will be part of the schools American alligator population study.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 4723644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. Jordan Donini, assistant wildlife rehabilitator, and Aundria West, intern DVM, assisting Dr. Heather Barron Alligators are unable to regulate their body temperature and must bask M MJoin us for Mothers Day at Il CieloMake your reservations for Sunday, May 13th, between 11 am and 9 pm, and well treat Mom to some of the finest dining under the sun. INDEED A RESTAURANT THAT REACHES FOR THE SKY JEAN LE BOEUF IL CIELO RAISES THE BAR FOR ITALIAN CUISINE FLORIDA WEEKLY DINING TREAT GULFSHORE LIFE OPENTABLE DINERS CHOICE WINNER 2012 1244 PERIWINKLE SANIBEL ISLAND, FL 239-472-5555


THE RIVER MAY 4, 201214 Early Season Tarpon Skunk Finally Overby Capt. Matt MitchellLast weeks cold front and heavy rains caused our tarpon to disappear in the sound and along the beaches for five to six days. Early in the week, I had water temperature readings on my sonar of 69 degrees, which is just not warm enough for tarpon fishing. Add to that the nasty stirred up water from the wind and rain and even spotting let alone catching a tarpon was next to impossible. As temperatures slowly crept back up to that magic 78-degree mark and the coffee colored water in the sound began to clear, tarpon gradually started to appear thoughout the sound and along the beaches again. Though not in the numbers they were before the front, it will not take long before they really flood into our area as the forecast high temperatures this week are right around 90 degrees. Tarpon fishing with Belinda Burke and Dave White from Indianapolis on Saturday, I had pretty low expectations when heading out about getting a tarpon. The previous day I had seen only a few in the sound and decided to try my luck on the beach side. My plan was to cover a lot of water and not even fish until we saw fish, no matter what. The night prior I had several phone reports from other captains about good numbers of fish off Sanibel in the Knapps Point area. Even though this area can hold lots of tarpon, its far from my favorite place to target them as its such a large area and a long ride from most of my favorite bay spots to tarpon fish. Early season tarpon stage up here and even though you often find huge pods of fish out at Knapps, mostly they do not eat. Heading out from the dock that morning, southeast winds made for less than perfect conditions out at Knapps. We spotted a few rolling and free-jumping fish out in the 20to 25-foot depth range within a few minutes of arriving. After a few drifts without a hook-up, the tarpon all but vanished as the wind picked up some. Sticking to the plan, I made the run north, working our way up along the north end of Sanibel and to the Captiva beaches as I searched for rolling fish. Blind Pass to Redfish Pass held only a couple of single rolling tarpon so I headed inside Redfish Pass and up towards Captiva Pass on the bayside of the islands. I had seen some fish here the previous day and had a mark on the GPS to use as a starting point. As we approached the waypoint, before I could even get anchored and the baits out, we saw a free-jumping tarpon. There were not that many fish moving around us but seeing a fish or two every 20 to 30 minutes was enough to keep my interest. After about an hour it seemed most of the fish we were spotting seemed a hundred or so yards west of where we were anchored so we crept in a little and re-anchored. After about 10 minutes, one of the cut bait rods got hit. We scrambled to clear the other rods as the fish made a long slow run. For a while I really thought we had a shark hooked up. Once the fish made a full circle of the boat it must have realized it was hooked and made two quick jumps, letting us know we finally had the real deal hooked up. Moving quickly to the stern of the boat I untied and pitched the anchor buoy. After a few screaming runs the fish started to make its way towards the busy intercoastal waterway. Lifting the trolling motor out, I started my outboard and stayed as close to the fish as possible as it made its way through the weekend boat traffic. About a half hour in, Burke had handed the rod off to White and the big tarpon started jumping again. With every jump, blood showered from the angry tarpons gills. I was convinced this fish was gut-hooked with the circle hook and thats why it had taken so long to start jumping. After about an hour and many times around the boat, the tarpon finally gave up. I pulled half its body out of the water, putting its head up on the gunwhale so we could remove the hook. The circle hook had perfect placement right in the hinge of the jaw and easily pulled out. I revived the fish for a few minutes before it swam off. It was great to see the fish had not swallowed the circle hook, but was so fired up and shaking its head so hard blood had showered from its gills. After jumping and losing 10 early season tarpon, it sure did feel great to get it done and get that tarpon skunk out of my new boat. I think I was as happy as Belinda and Dave landing their first tarpon on their first tarpon trip to get that monkey off my back. Good job guys!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. Dave White from Indianapolis removing the hook from his first tarpon before releasing the estimated 120-pound fish ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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15 THE RIVER MAY 4, 2012 Inaugural Ding Awards Kicks Off New TraditionDing Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge (DDWS) and the JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge are becoming known for their firsts in the field of conservation education and wildlife research. On Tuesday, May 8, the team will again make history with the first-ever Ding Darling Conservation Education Awards a.k.a. Ding Awards to be held at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers. Ding Awards will recognize middle school teachers and students outstanding in the field of conservation education in private and public schools throughout Lee County. Principals at each of the middle schools had the opportunity to nominate one teacher and one student. The nominees will all receive awards at the ceremony, which follows a buffet dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. Others from the schools and families of the nominees are welcome to attend for $25 per person and must call 292-0566 to make a reservation. Author and Tropicalia editor Amy Bennett Williams will deliver the ceremonys keynote address. DDWS will also be awarding $11,500 in conservation education scholarships that evening to high school seniors and college students from Lee, Collier or Charlotte county majoring in biology or conservation-related subjects. Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Foundation is the lead event sponsor at the Roseate Spoonbill level, along with Mr. and Mrs. Hans Fleischner (Blue Winged Teal level) and Tarpon Bay Explorers of Sanibel (Great Blue Heron level). The Ding Awards are synonymous with celebration the celebration of Southwest Floridas history of conservation and wildlife protection, said Doris Hardy, DDWS education committee chair. With our support of students and teachers, you might say we are also celebrating the future. DDWS also distributes up to $5,000 in science teacher grants annually throughout the Lee County School District. For more information about Ding Darling conservation education scholarships and DDWS, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org. Matlacha Historic Walking ToursImagine Ernest Hemingway showing you around his Florida town and pointing out his favorite fishing hole. Matlachas resident artist Leoma Lovegrove will lead all walking tours of Matlacha. Participants will learn about the tiny fishing shacks, Ernie the park osprey, why mullets form balls, and the Elvis connection. Lee Countys quirky little Matlacha is the last historic fishing village in Florida. The 45to 60-minute tour includes information on the history and ecology of the area. Tour guests will also see and learn about local plants and wildlife in their native habitat. Due to the summer heat, the Matlacha Historic Walking Tours will begin at 8 a.m. each Friday. Individual walk-ins are welcome. Complimentary coffee is served at 7 a.m. in the waterfront gardens. Cost for the Walking Tour alone is $10. The Walking Tour & Continental Breakfast combination, which includes coffee and pastries, costs $15 per person, with advanced reservations required. Groups should call the Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens at 283-6453 for reservations or to request special dates. Tours depart from Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens, 4637 Pine Island Road NW in Matlacha. Wendy Schnapp and Winston Spurgeon, owners of Tarpon Bay Explorers, which is sponsoring Ding Awards along with Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Foundation and Mr. and Mrs. Hans Fleischner Ostego Bay Marine Science Center ProgramsOstego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center still has six more weeks of their very popular San Carlos Islands Commercial Fishing Fleet Tour which begins every Wednesday at 9 a.m. This three-hour guided tour includes a 1.5-hour tour of the Marine Science Center and a 1.5-hour guided tour of the commercial fishing industry, including the Erickson & Jensen Supply House, Trico Shrimp Company and Beach Seafood. Participants experience firsthand how the boats are unloaded, the trawl doors are built, the shrimp nets are hand-sewn, the seafood is processed and other important factors used in this unique industry. The cost is $15 per adult and $10 per student over 6 years of age. Since reservations are required, call 765-8101 and make your reservation to see our marine wonders firsthand. 2012 Marine Science Camp Applications for the 2012 Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Summer Camps are still being accepted. They offer an exciting and educational season of Summer Camps for children ages 6 and upward. All the instructional materials will be provided plus a graduation luncheon will be held on Friday of each week. Come explore the beautiful Barrier Islands and the waters of Estero Bay. Field and beach trips will introduce campers to sea grass communities, plankton populations, mangrove tangles and bird nesting areas. State-certified teachers and staff will offer a wide diversity of expertise providing highly personalized instruction. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. This summers schedule is as follows: June 4 to 8 Sea Stars (Completed kindergarten to 8 years) June 11 to 15 Loggerheads (9 to 11 years) June 18 to 22 Sea Stars/ Loggerheads (Kindergarten to 8 years; 9 to 11 years) June 25 to 29 Tiger Shark (12 years and up) July 9 to 13 Sea Stars/ Loggerheads (Kindergarten to 8 years; 9 to 11 years) July 16 to 20 Loggerheads (9 to 11 years) For further information, call 765-0181 or visit www.info@ostegobay.org. 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 Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER MAY 4, 201216 Ding Darling Brings Back Family ProgramsSchool is almost out, but the learning goes on all summer long, June 4 through August 15 at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. Free, fun programs designed especially for families mean kids absorb educational enrichment without even realizing they are learning. With support from the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), the refuge is offering five free education programs this year. No preregistration is necessary. Natural Wonders, held every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 1 p.m. What makes a bird a bird? Why is a manatee called a sea cow? Is it a crocodile or alligator? Find the answers to these questions and more as you join a naturalist in exploring the refuges unique ecosystem. Geared for adults and children, this 30-minute program meets in the Education Center Lab. Reading at the Refuge, held every Monday and Friday at 11 a.m. Attendees of each 45-minute reading and crafts session will receive a free Nature Journal (one per child) in which to record their impressions of their refuge visit and future nature encounters. Meet in the Education Lab. Indigo Trail Hike, held every Tuesday at 10 a.m. Join refuge naturalists as they lead a one-hour tour identifying and discussing the ecosystems plants, animals, birds and reptiles. Fun for adults and children alike. Bring water and bug spray. Meet at the flagpole in front of the Education Center. Refuge Caravan Tour, held every Wednesday and Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Ride along on a car caravan tour of the refuges Wildlife Drive. This 90-minute tour highlights the natural wonders of the unique mangrove ecosystem and the wildlife that call it home. Meet at the flagpole in front of the Education Center. Family Beach Walk, held every Thursday at 9 a.m. Back by popular demand and in partnership with the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, the program convenes at Gulfside City Park for a one-hour exploration of the refuges gulf-front Perry Tract. (City parking fees apply.) For more information on the refuge summer programs, call 472-1100 or visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org. The JN Ding Darling NWR and Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum team up for Family Beach Walks on Thursday morningsCelebrate 125 Years Of Lee County Parks Lee County Parks & Recreation is offering free parking at many of its sites on May 13 to commemorate the countys 125th anniversary. The department is also launching an online quiz that could land a few lucky winners prizes and year-round free access to parks and preserves. The county named in honor of Civil War Gen. Robert E. Lee was carved from Monroe County and incorporated on May 13, 1887. Free parking is available that day also Mothers Day at county beaches, regional parks and boat ramps. The public can also participate in the Lovin Parks & Rec: 125 Year Quiz and scavenger hunt. The 73-question quiz can be found at www.leeparks.org and involves questions and trivia about baseball, beaches, boating, fishing, regional and neighborhood parks and even preserves. Those who submit a completed quiz and provide complete contact information will be entered into a drawing to win a year-long parking sticker to the countys regional parks, boat ramps and other facilities. Other prizes also will be available. Winners will be selected during July, which is National Recreation and Parks Month. Park patrons are encouraged to take video when they visit parks and make submissions for the Lee County Parks & Recreation YouTube site. To participate click on the Submit A Video link on the website at www.leeparks.org. Visit www.lee-county.com/125th for a schedule of events throughout 2012 as well as a recommended reading list, historical photo gallery, trivia questions and more. For more information on parking or the quiz, contact go to www.leeparks.org or call 533-7275. SCCFs Caloosahatchee Oxbow & Riverlore CruiseThe next Caloosahatchee Oxbow and Riverlore Cruise will be held on Mothers Day, Sunday, May 13. All ages are invited to experience the historical Caloosahatchee on this cruise that explores the meanders of the upriver Caloosahatchee. The cruise follows 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, the cruise enters the historic bends of the river and revisits 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 Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation 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, and return by 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person, with payment due at time of reservation. SCCF also needs the names of all passengers at the time of reservation. Call SCCF at 472-2329 to reserve space. Please note that reservations must be made by Friday, May 11 for the Sunday, May 13 cruise; space is limited. National Trails Day At Matanzas Pass PreserveLee County Parks & Recreation, along with the Friends of Matanzas Pass Preserve, invite everyone the 2nd annual American Hiking Societys National Trails Day at Matanzas Pass Preserve on Saturday, May 12. Sponsored by the Red Coconut RV Resort, this free event is open to all ages and everyone that enjoys the outdoors. It takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and was created to promote healthful lifestyles and community involvement in the care and maintenance of the trails, parks and preserves. The days activities will include guided walks with master naturalists, de-stress and ethnobotany sessions workshop, health and wellness vendors, a geocaching scavenger hunt, wildlife display and nature activities. Chef Dan Andre from the Mango Street Inn will be grilling up his famous jerk chicken to help raise funds for the Preserve. From the end of Sky Bridge at the north end of Estero Island/ Fort Myers Beach, drive approximately 1.1 miles south to Bay Street and turn left at the Library. Follow this street until it dead ends into the parking lot beside the Historic Cottage. The entrance to the Preserve is immediately in front of you. Parking is free but limited in space, so arriving early is suggested. 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 Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


17 THE RIVER MAY 4, 2012 From page 1National Public Gardens Dayas the future plans, said Wesley Higgins, chairman of the Botanic Garden Committee. It also emphasizes the importance of plants in our daily lives. The event is being sponsored locally by the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation, a 501c3 organization that enriches the park with many projects including an expansion of the Botanic Garden at Lakes Park. The foundations main focus is to assist Lee County Parks and Recreation in the continued implementation of the $30 million Lakes Park Master Plan, enhancing the parks environmental aesthetics, wildlife habitat and recreational amenities for the community to enjoy for many years to come. For more information on the foundation, visit www.LakesPark.org. The Lee County Bird Patrol is also assisting in this event. National sponsors include the American Public Gardens Association, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, and Rain Bird Irrigation. Free parking is available by downloading a voucher at www.LakesPark. org. Lakes Regional Park is located on Gladiolus Drive, just off Route 41. May 11 Schedule Of Events 5:45 a.m. The gates to the park open Dawn Witness the Fly Out. Lakes Park is home to more than 4,000 roosting birds and at dawn, the sky above the park comes alive as all of the birds leave their nests in mass including white ibis, great egrets, snowy egrets, tricolor herons, anhingas, cormorants, brown pelicans, great blue herons, cattle egrets, and many more. Meet at the marina near the Train Station for this amazing spectacle. 7 to 9 a.m. Continental breakfast, cookies, water and lemonade will be available for sale at the Tahinihatchee Lodge. 8 a.m. Bird Walk led by Vince McGrath, well known local birder and member of the Lee County Bird Patrol. 8:45 a.m. Reading of the official proclamation from the Lee County Commission. 11 a.m. A Grave Injustice presented by author Prudy Taylor Board, followed by a book signing. Demonstrations 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ECHO volunteers will show and sell plants for subsistence farming. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Container Garden with Pizzazz, a demonstration by Debra Gallagher of Blue Tango Tropicals. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Flower arranging by various designers. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunmans Nursery & Landscaping on growing succulents. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All Native Garden Center on ground covers. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Demonstrations by Southwest Florida Orchid Society. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Demonstrations by Pine Island Garden Club. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Demonstrations by Southwest Florida Bonsai Society. 9 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Demonstrations by Rare Fruit Club. 10:30 a.m. Rose Gardening in Florida, a demonstration and discussion by Ann Wagner. 11:30 a.m. Succulents for Florida Landscapes, a demonstration and discussion by Dick McCarville. Tours (Meet at white gazebo near Botanic Garden for all tours) 9 a.m. to noon Hourly tours of the Botanic Garden. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hourly tours of the Community Garden. 9 a.m. Special childrens activity for 4 to 8 year olds. 10 a.m. Special childrens activity for 9 to 12 year olds. Amphitheater Presentations 9:15 a.m. Flower Photography, with tips and a photo shoot (bring your camera) by Sally Rich and Mary McCoy. 10:15 a.m. Ding Darling NWR Ranger Becky Wolff discusses Climate Change in the Florida Environment. 11:15 a.m. Tips for Photographing Birds by Frank Moore. On May 11, Lakes Park will host a seminar on growing succulents Lakes Regional Park A seminar on photographing flowers will begin at 9:15 a.m.Email your editorial copy to: press@islandsunnews.com The 3 Divas & The DonsFriday, June 15, 2012Grand Floridian Society OrchestraMo nday, July 30, 2012Crossroads QuartetSaturday, August 18, 2012 2012Summer Concert Series General Seating Concerts begin 7:30 p.m.Shell Point is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway. Get your tickets today!visit shellpoint.org/concerts or call (239) 454-2067 2012 Shell Point. All rights reserved. ACT-607-12 Entire Series$35Individual Co ncerts$1 5


THE RIVER MAY 4, 201218 Plant SmartNuttalls Thistleby Gerri ReavesNuttalls thistle (Cirsium nuttallii) is eye-catching for its height alone. The main stalk can reach up to 10 feet, arising from a dense basal rosette of very spiny, darkgreen leaves. This native, widespread member of the aster family blooms spring to mid-summer and is frequently seen along roadsides and in wet pastures, where it can thrive unmolested by cattle who find the spiny leaves inedible. The large flowers in shades of purple to pale lavender are shaped like a shaving brush. This plant is suitable for a butterfly or wildflower garden. When in flower, it is typically many branched. Unlike horrible, or purple, thistle (Cirsium horridulum) it lacks the spiny erect bracts beneath the flower heads. The stalkless leaves are four to 10 inches long with spines on the lobe tips. The flowers can be an inch or more across. The spines make this a wildflower best enjoyed where and as it grows as the butterflies, birds and bees do not as a table arrangement. It grows in full sun and prefers moist but not over-watered soil. It will easily reseed itself unless dead-headed. One plant can produce up to 4,000 seeds, many of which catch a breeze and distribute themselves. But who wouldnt want these lovely flowers to come back each spring? Anyway, the species could use some help. The Institute for Regional Conservation lists it as imperiled. Thistles are also classified as herbs, and the leaves and stalks are eaten for a variety of medicinal purposes. Gathering those spiny leaves, however, could make that quite a chore. Sources: Everglades Wildflowers by Roger L. Hammer, www.regionalconservation.org and www.davesgarden.com.Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Nuttalls thistle, a native wildflower and herb, blooms spring through summer The silky seeds are eaten by birds and spread by wind photos by Gerri Reaves Caring For Your PlantsShipping Plantsby Justen DobbsDid you know that many types of plants and trees are shipped all over the country and even the world? I find that many people have the misconception that plants will die if stuffed into a box with no sunlight or water. While this is true for some hardwoods and cuttings, there are many types of plants and even trees that can be shipped easily through the postal service or another courier.* I have personal experience shipping palms, cycads, ferns, flax, bromeliads, succulents and some hardwood trees. Many Southwest Florida homeowners have a primary residence up north and have always wanted to take some of the pretty tropical plants they find here home with them. Dont drive plants home, just ship them. The plants I named can survive in a box with no light, airflow, or extra water for a week or more in most cases. Obviously, you want to check weather conditions between here and their destination so that they dont have to endure freezes. Also, make sure you know that there is going to be someone on the other end to receive them so they dont sit on a front porch in the sun for several days or weeks. Smaller plants and trees can be shipped for about $8 to $50 and arrive in as little as one to three days. Here are some tips: Remove the soil to save weight. Wrap the roots with moist moss and aluminum foil. Protect the leaves with shredded newspaper. Make sure the plant is secured so that it cant slide around in the box. Ship the plant by priority or third-day mail to make the trip as brief as possible. Another option is to ask the garden store or nursery if they ship. For a nominal fee you can save the trouble of driving or flying your plant home and have it waiting for you upon your arrival. If the store cannot ship, search for the same plant online and order it through mailorder. There are many companies that sell living plants online and ship around the country. Dont limit yourself to cut flowers which are going to die in a week when there are hundreds of house plants available with colorful blooms that should live for years. Make sure that you are familiar with the growing conditions and cold tolerance of any plants you send up north. Just because a plant grows in the ground here in Florida, doesnt mean it will survive outdoors in Michigan (and vice versa). If a plant cannot survive in cold temperatures, it will probably grow indoors up north if placed next to a south-facing window and watered correctly.*Check with each states agriculture laws and regulations before sending live plants in the mail. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. Green moss keeps plant roots moist while aluminum foil secures the moss Cut flowers provide color for a week, while bromeliad blooms last up to two months


19 THE RIVER MAY 4, 2012 Shell Points Summer Concert Series Shell Point Retirement Community will offer its third annual Summer Music Series which will be open to the general public as well as Shell Point residents. This series will include three performances by talented performers in the Church Auditorium, located on The Island of Shell Point. The artist roster and dates are 3 Divas & The Dons on Friday, June 15; Grand Floridian Society Orchestra on Monday, July 30; and Crossroads Quartet on Saturday, August 18. Each performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. We are so pleased to offer another summer music series for our residents and the surrounding community, says Dawn Boren, director of Resident Life. Many residents live here year round, and we love being able to create this concert series for everyone to enjoy. This will be our third year, and the feedback from the first two years has been amazing. One of Sarasotas most popular ensembles comprised of vocalists and instrumentalists, 3 Divas & The Dons are known for presenting exciting programs of varied musical styles. Their eclectic repertoire covers a broad spectrum of compositions ranging from opera to Broadway, as well as sacred, folk, patriotic, and the American Song Book. The Divas are comprised of harpist Bonnie Caplan, lyric soprano Lorraine Murphy, and mezzo soprano Amy Connours. The Dons include baritone Tim OConnor and pianist Steve McCoy. Coming from Walt Disney Worlds Grand Floridian Resort is the ever popular Grand Floridian Society Orchestra, under the leadership of Pat Doyle. This orchestra features some of the countrys finest musicians who have been entertaining guests for the past 25 years. Come listen to the toe tapping sounds of the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra and hear why Disney resort guests return year after year. The Crossroads Quartet is a world championship a cappella quartet made up of four versatile award winning vocalists. Though steeped in the traditional barbershop harmony, Crossroads sings a wide variety of musical styles including vocal jazz, blue, gospel, pop classics, and standards from the Great American Songbook. The group was formed when four friends from four different states and four different international champion quartets came together to make a brand new sound. They were crowned as the 2009 Barbershop Harmony Societys International Championship Quartet. Tickets are now on sale, and the entire music series (all three concerts) can be purchased for $35. Concert tickets can be bought individually for $15. To purchase tickets, visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts. For additional information about the concert series, call 454-2067. 3 Divas & The Dons will perform at Shell Point on June 15 The Grand Floridian Orchestra will appear on July 30 The Crossroads Quartet comes to Shell Point on August 18 MAKE YOUR MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS RESERVATIONS FOR FOR MOTHERS DAY MOTHERS DAY


THE RIVER MAY 4, 201220 Gulfshore Ballet Spring ShowcaseThe Gulfshore Ballet, Southwest Floridas premier non-profit classical ballet school, will present its Spring Showcase on Sunday, May 20 at 4 p.m., featuring performances by Jose Gamero, principal dancer with the Des Moines Ballet. Gamero was born in Valencia, Venezuela in 1990. He started his dance studies at the Miami City Ballet School in 2005, where he was granted a full scholarship. He received training from Franklin Gamero, Iliana Lopez and Vladimir Isaeev. In 2007 and 2008, he was a guest dancer with Ballet Gamonet in Miami. In August of 2009, Gamero received an apprenticeship from Ballet de Monterrey in Mexico, dancing in full length ballets such as La Bayadere and Giselle and solo roles in the Russian Dance and the Spanish Dance in The Nutcracker. In 2010, he attended Miami City Ballets summer program dancing the lead role in Balanchines Square Dance. He then went on to study at the Americas Ballet School, directed by Paula Nuez, and became a finalist at the YAGP competition. He currently works at Ballet Des Moines under the direction of Serkan Usta. Spring Showcase takes place at BIG ARTS in the Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Tickets cost $5 for general adult admission. Children under 18 are admitted free. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling the BIG ARTS Marks Box Office at 395-0900 or in person one hour prior to the performance. Gulfshore Ballets Spring Showcase features 55 local area classical ballet students performing excerpts from masterpieces like Sleeping Beauty and Paquita as well as A Tribute to Balanchine and other new works. Some of the Gulfshore Ballets 2012 sponsors include The Gulfshore Ballet Board of Trustees, Edison National Bank, The Rosselini Family, Trinka Lowe, Markham, Norton, Mostellar, Wright & Company, James A. Devito, Esq., and LeVan Asset Management Corp. Gamero dancing Jose Gamero Youth Inspired Through Design At AOTO GalleryFifty students from Ida Baker, Fort Myers, Island Coast, Estero, North Fort Myers High Schools and High Tech North have embraced the values of the Olympics as learned through a visit to the Art of the Olympians Museum & Gallery earlier this year through the Career and Technical Education Department of Lee County Public Schools program, Digital Lee. The culmination of their visits will be on display at AOTO through the month of May. Digital Lee was established to create a more relevant, community, and career focused learning experience for the technology students of the Lee County School District. Students work throughout the year to master the elements and principles of design, methods of advertising, visual communication, and technical software applications. According to Christina McDaniel, coordinator for Digital Lee, the group strives to provide exposure for students, thereby spurring career and internship opportunities, scholarship awards, and local involvement that will continue to make Southwest Florida a thriving and culturally rich community. This year, students were inspired by the mission of AOTO during a field trip and have incorporated the values of friendship, respect and fair play into their works. For many, the art of sport and the pathway to excellence is as simple as run, jump, throw. At AOTO, students are connected with a broader ideal that excellence starts with a simple a set of values, adapted from the Olympic Creed, of friendship, respect and fair play and showcasing the art of sport. On Friday, May 4, AOTO will welcome the final projects from the Digital Lee students. This event will feature the most exemplary designs from each of Lee Countys 13 high schools, technical centers, and seven middle schools. Divisions include: web design, graphic design and multi-media design. A panel of expert judges from the community will evaluate approximately 300 submissions to determine the 31 winning designs of the 2011-12 school year. The opening ceremony will coincide with the Fort Myers Art Walk and is free of charge. Individuals and business leaders are encouraged to experience the most exceptional and innovative student work in the region. Guests to the opening ceremony can also view Olympic artwork and memorabilia currently on display at AOTO. Art of the Olympians Museum & Gallery is located at the Al Oerter Center for Excellence, 1300 Hendry Street in downtown Fort Myers. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 Gulf Coast Symphony To Perform May 6The Gulf Coast Symphony, Southwest Floridas premier community orchestra, presents the next of this seasons Classical Access Concerts on Sunday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. This program features performances of Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90, von Supps Light Cavalry and excerpts from the Carmen Suites. The soulful theme of Brahms Symphony No. 3, featured in the 1961 movie Goodbye Again, Franz von Supps Light Cavalry, featured in Disneys 1942 cartoon Mickey Mouses Symphony Hour, and the warm familiarity of excerpts from Carmen make for an evening of classical music that appeals to everyone. This concert takes place at Anderson Theater on the campus of Bishop Verot High School. Ample free parking is available. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students and children under 13 are admitted free. Tickets are available online at www.accessconcerts.org, by calling 277-1700 or at the Anderson Theater Box Office one hour prior to the performance. This concert is sponsored in part by Drs. Peter and Eleanor Blitzer and the Gulf Coast Symphonys Musical Legacy Society. The Gulf Coast Symphonys Classical Access Concerts are designed for the audience to become active listeners during the evenings program. Prior to each piece, music director Andrew Kurtz will discuss the musical selection and demonstrate, using orchestral excerpts, various elements that make the evenings program unique. Highly interactive, the evenings concert is both entertaining and educational. The informal and casual atmosphere of these concerts only enhances the concertgoers experience. Following the concert, the conductor will hold a question and answer session with interested audience members. Detailed program notes can be found at www.gulfcoastsymphony.org. 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THE RIVER MAY 4, 201222 Two High School Seniors Given Voices Of Naples ScholarshipsTwo outstanding high school seniors have won the annual auditions for the Voices of Naples Scholarships. In the last six years, Voices of Naples, a 70-member community chorus, has awarded over $24,000 to music students who plan to pursue a major in vocal performance at the college level. For 2012-13, the first prize of $1,500 goes to soprano Nadia Marshall of Naples. The second place winner, soprano Tiffany Farina of Fort Myers, will receive $1,000. The candidates were judged on their musicality, background, achievements, outside participation and musical experiences as well as general performance, stage presence and degree of difficulty of their musical selections.Marshall attends Barron Collier High School, where she studies with voice teacher, Steffanie Pearce. During her high school years, music has been a major aspect of Nadias life. She earned a position in Floridas All-State Mixed Chorus in 2010, was assessed as excellent and superior in solo work for three years in Florida State Music Performance assessments, and for the last two years has won scholarships in the Senior Voice category of the Naples Music Club scholarship competition. Marshall plans to pursue a degree in Vocal Performance with an emphasis in opera. To prepare for this goal, she has studied with Opera Naples and has performed in Carmen, The Mikado, Showboat and Verdis Requiem Mass. During her summers, she has completed a music theory course for high school students at the University of Miamis Frost School of Music, has performed the role of Daphne in a Naples Players production of Thoroughly Modern Millie, and toured Austria with a traveling choir from BCHS performing daily in Innsbruck, Salzburg, Graz and Vienna. In 2011, she attended the Vocal/Choral Intensive program at Boston Conservatory. An extensive repertoire by composers such as Schubert, Debussy, Faure, Mozart, Vivaldi, Samuel Barber, Franz Lehar and Vaughan Williams reflects Marshalls versatility and interest in performing in French, Italian and German. She has been studying piano for 10 years and enjoys playing the works of composers such as Chopin and Liszt. The daughter of David and Prema Marshall of Naples, Nadia has excelled as a member of the National Honor Society at BCHS, and has been on the varsity swim team for three years, serving as captain in 2011. She plans to attend Florida State University in the fall. Farina attends Fort Myers High School and is the daughter of Priscilla Farina. She plans to pursue a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She has been singing since the age of 10 and, in addition to her accomplishments in vocal music, she is also celebrated as a violinist with the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Fort Myers Youth Sinfonetta and as Principal Second Violin in All-county Orchestra. At FMHS, she participated in the schools Chorus program, Mixed School Chorus, Chamber Choir, Verdigris, an advanced womens choir, Greenwave Singers, an advanced mixed choir and sang with the All State Chorus in 2008. She began her private vocal studies, first with Michele Byrd and later with Annie Leonardi. In Naples, she also sang with the Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorale Select Chorus and Chamber Choir. In the last few years, Farina gained an interest in opera. She is performing in the role of Dido in her high schools production of the opera Dido and Aeneas this month. A member of Opera Naples Young Artist Program from 2011-12,she was also a chorus member in the production of Faust, and teen productions of HMS Pinafore, Le Nozze Di Figaro, Hansel and Gretel and Pirates of Penzance. Most recently, she performed in Thank You Myra Day at the Phil, both in the Youth Chorale and Youth Orchestra. Farinas solo voice repertoire includes many classics in operas, operettas, art songs, folk songs and Broadway Theater. She has sung the roles of Susanna in Le Nozze Di Figaro and Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel. In addition to school and leadership activities, she performs charity work with children in the hospital and with the elderly, many involving musical performances. Tiffany Farina Nadia Marshall Solutions For Your Life ExhibitionThe Northwest Regional Library, in partnership with the Lee County Extension Services and Lee County Parks & Recreation, is hosting a Solutions for Your Life exhibit from May 1 through 31. Lean how to live healthier and better, how to best coexist with nature, about endangered animals and how to help to make Lee County a sustainable community. Whether youre a newcomer, or a long-time resident there is a program that you are sure to find enriching, said Terri Crawford, Deputy Director of the Library System. The exhibit is about Lee Countys precious environment and how to live as naturally and sustainably as possible.This exhibit is also a part of the many planned events celebrating Lee Countys 125th anniversary. To make it even more interesting visitors to the exhibit or programs can participate in Lovin Parks & Rec: 125 Year Quiz and scavenger hunt. The 73-question quiz can be found at the exhibit and online at www.leeparks.org and involves questions and trivia about baseball, beaches, boating, fishing, regional and neighborhood parks and preserves. Those who submit a completed quiz and provide complete contact information will be entered into a drawing to win a yearlong parking sticker to Lee County Parks & Recreations regional parks, boat ramps and other facilities. Other prizes also will be available. Winners will be selected in July.The Northwest Regional Library is located at 519 Chiquita Blvd. North in Cape Coral and is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed on Sundays. For more information on the exhibit, go to www.lee-county.com/library, www. leegov.com/125th or call Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636). Solutions For Your Life Programs Habits and Habitats of the Florida Manatee 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1. Lee County is fortunate to host many manatees. Join us to have all your questions answered. Choose My Plate 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 3. Making food choices for a healthy lifestyle can be made easily by using the ideas and advice that will be presented at this program. Nordic Walking Opportunities in Lee County 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. Nordic Walking is a simple, incredibly effective path to physical and mental health. Come find about it and also where and when you can join a group to give it a try. Lee Countys 20/20 Conservation Program 2 p.m. on Monday, May 7. The 20/20 Conservation Program acquires properties of environmental significance and restores them to their natural state while managing them in an environmentally acceptable manner and providing public recreational opportunities that are compatible with natural resources. Land Stewardship in Lee County 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8. Learn about Lee Countys goals for keeping our natural environment healthy and inviting to all for years to come. Endangered Species/Camp 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9. How many endangered species are there in Lee County? What are we doing about them? Join us to have all your questions answered. Sustainable Floridians 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 10. The Sustainability Program in Lee County was created to preserve our natural environment and resources while addressing the economic, social, and political challenges in creating a sustainable community. Visit us and learn more about your resources. Horticultural Trends in Lee County 2 p.m. on Monday, May 14. Whether youre a newcomer, a long-time resident, or a nursery or landscape professional, Lee County Extension services has the answers to your plant and landscape questions. Florida Reptiles 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15. Ranger Mike Hammond will be on hand to answer all your questions about the reptiles that make their home in Lee County. Introduction to Lee Countys 4-H Club 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16. Lee County 4-H Programs goal is to work with young people ages 5 to 18 to build strong productive citizens by providing opportunities for enjoyable, hands-on educational programs designed to develop leadership, citizenship and teamwork skills. Lee County Horticulture Facts & Issues 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 17. Whether youre a newcomer, a long-time resident, or a nursery or landscape professional, Lee County Extension services has the answers to your plant and landscape questions. Rain Barrels Are Gaining Popularity 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. Some Southwest Floridians are happy about our recent downpour of rain. They are rain harvesting, and its saving people money. Find out more about them during our program. Volunteering With Lee County Parks & Recreation 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21. Everyone can make a difference in someones life. Discover the volunteer opportunities for you with Lee County Parks & Recreation. What You Can Do About Bed Bugs 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22. Learn what bed bugs are and how you can avoid them. Florida Friendly Landscaping 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23. The Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Program provides educational activities for homeowners using nine simple steps starting with, planting the right plant at the right place. Come gain an understanding of why friendly landscaping makes sense. Nature As Your Neighbor 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 24. Discover how you can best coexist with the abundance of nature we are fortunate to enjoy every day. Adventures Await at Six Mile Cypress Slough 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29. The Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is the perfect location for people interested in educational programs and recreational activities that create minimal disturbance to wildlife. The preserve is considered to be a highway for migrating birds and is extremely popular with bird watchers.


23 THE RIVER MAY 4, 2012 Curried Chicken, Green Bean and Almond Salad 12 ounces green beans, trimmed, halved crosswise 2 cups roasted chicken breast meat (from about 3 chicken breast halves), shredded 1 cup red onion, thinly sliced 5 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped 2 teaspoons curry powder 1/3 cup plain nonfat yogurt 3 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted Cook beans in pot of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Rinse under cold water. Drain well. Transfer beans to large bowl. Add chicken, onion and 4 tablespoons cilantro. Stir curry powder in small skillet over medium heat until aromatic, about 30 seconds. Transfer to small bowl. Whisk in yogurt, mayonnaise and lime juice. Add dressing to chicken mixture; toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with almonds and remaining 1 tablespoon cilantro. (Can be made 2 hours ahead. Cover and chill.) Yields 6 servings Look for Fresh from Florida ingredients at your grocery store. Curried Chicken, Green Bean and Almond Salad Students Receive College Scholarships And MentorsThe Foundation for Lee County Public Schools will host a luncheon and contract signing for the 25 newly selected Take Stock In Children scholars on Friday, May 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. Take Stock In Children is a scholarship program for lowincome, at-risk students in the public school system. During the event, more than $375,000 will be promised to these scholars as they sign a contract promising to stay in school, maintain good grades and behavior, meet with an assigned mentor regularly and stay crime and drug free. Upon high school graduation, these students will receive a four-year college tuition scholarship. Dan Fink, chief administrative officer of The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, will deliver the keynote address. The celebration is sponsored by CenturyLink and Suncoast For Kids Foundation. Take Stock In Children is built on the premise that given extensive support, motivation, and accountability, children will work hard to ensure that they graduate from high school and attain a college degree. In addition to signing a contract, each student is matched with a volunteer mentor who will meet with them regularly through high school graduation. Students will meet their new mentor for the first time at the luncheon. For information on how you can become a mentor, call Margo Crowther at 3370433 or e-mail Margo@leeschoolfoundation.org. 2012 Take Stock In Children New Scholars Luis Acevedo, Cypress Lake High, ninth grade Gharenn Alabre, Dunbar High, ninth grade Gabriella Benet, North Fort Myers High, ninth grade Paige Casey, South Fort Myers High, ninth grade Twila Cassidy, Mariner High, ninth grade Emily Collier, Lehigh Senior High, ninth grade Nehemiah Darrett, Diplomat Middle, sixth grade Jacob Gonzalez, Mariner Middle, sixth grade Alexi Hernandez, Veterans Park Academy, sixth grade Corey Kerkesner, Cypress Lake High, ninth grade Kara Koepfer, Riverdale High, ninth grade Tyler Lackey, Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle, sixth grade Bridget McCreedy, Riverdale High, ninth grade John Mitchell, Dunbar High, ninth grade Alixzandria Panaretos, Mariner High, ninth grade Mia Raymond, Cape Coral High, ninth grade Samantha Rivera, Mariner High, ninth grade Diana Rivera-Ramos, Fort Myers High, ninth grade Alice Rolston, North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts, sixth grade Cyrus Santiago, Lexington Middle, sixth grade Meg Simms, Estero High, ninth grade Simon Tam, Lehigh Senior High, ninth grade Kelly Turner, Cypress Lake High, ninth grade Antonella Valencia, Estero High, ninth grade Rodney Wallace, Dunbar High, ninth grade. www.SeabreezeN u rseries.com ( 239 ) 5 60-142 2 Discover the next generation of money-saving plants & trees Landsca pe Consultation. Visit our w ebsite for details. Palms, bromeliads, crotons, buttery bushes, natives & more


THE RIVER MAY 4, 201224 Olympic Legend Beamon Soars As New Ambassador For Beyond SportNearly 44 years after Olympian Bob Beamon shattered both the world and Olympic records in the long jump during the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, he continues to share passion for sport and art as a tool for social change as a newly appointed ambassador for Beyond Sport. Beyond Sport is a global organization that promotes, develops and supports the use of sport to create positive social change across the world. Beamon joins fellow Olympians including Michael Johnson, Nawal El Moutawakel, Dame Kelly Holmes and Lord Sebastian Coe as a Beyond Sport Ambassadors headed by Beyond Sports Patron, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the chairman of the Beyond Sport Ambassadors, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Beamon has long since used his personal story of overcoming an upbringing dotted with violence and poverty to achieve excellence through art and sport. He has had a lifetime commitment to be a stand-out example of how sport can be used to overcome adversity. As CEO for the Art of the Olympians Museum and Gallery (AOTO), Beamon works to connect Olympians to promote the highest ideals of humanity with their creative talents through the sport/art relationship by providing programs of art, education, sport and cultural outreach to inspire the world. AOTO is working to bring Olympic values to the forefront of youth education; an effort that provides synergy to the work of Beyond Sport, said Beamon. Nick Keller, founder of Beyond Sport, said, Bob Beamons sporting achievements, culminating in that amazing jump in 1968, stand out amongst the most incredible accomplishments of the last century. The incredible thing about Bob, though, is that he has gone beyond sport 1968 was not the end of his story, but has instead been the platform that has helped him to achieve so much in business and in terms of social change. We are delighted to welcome him as a Beyond Sport Ambassador. As one of his first duties as a Beyond Sport Ambassador, Beamon will serve on a committee for the Beyond Sport Awards, which provide support worth $3 million annually to projects across the world that use sport to address issues within their communities. The winners of the Beyond Sport Awards 2012 will be announced at this years Beyond Sport Summit, to be staged in London, England from July 23 to 25. Tee Time For Tots To Benefit SWFL Child CareSouthwest Florida golfers have the opportunity to win a free 2012 Audi A6 when they register for the third annual Tee Time For Tots Child Care Golf Tournament Saturday, June 9. The car is being offered by sponsor Audi Fort Myers to anyone who scores a hole in one on a designated hole during the tournament at Pelican Preserve Golf Club, 10571 Veneto Drive, near Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. The Audi A6 will be shown on the golf course during the tournament. Whoever hits a hole in one that day will take outright ownership of the car at the tournament. Anyone who would like to see the Audi beforehand also may visit the showroom at 15875 S. Tamiami Trail in South Fort Myers. Many people dont realize that the cost of child care is the third largest expense in the family budget after housing and food, said Linda McNabb, director of development of Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. Many of our families simply cannot afford this necesChildren at play at the Community Childrens Center in Lehigh Acressary child care expense without some help. Thats where this golf tournament can assist families in need. The tourney will begin with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start with prizes awarded for closest to the pin and longest drive for both men and women. Beverages will be served on the course throughout the morning. An awards ceremony and raffle will take place during lunch. Four levels of sponsorship are available: Eagle Sponsor $1,500, includes four golfers and lunch for four; program recognition; one tee sign, and website recognition. Birdie Sponsor $750, includes four golfers and lunch for four; one tee sign, and program recognition. Specialty Sponsor $500, includes signage, program and website recognition and choice of sponsoring one of the following: longest drive, closest to the pin, putting contest,hole in one, breakfast, lunch or beverage cart. Tee Sign Sponsor $150 Individual golfers may register for $100 and receive lunch and a goodie bag in addition to a day of golf. Lunch and raffle tickets (no golf) are available for $50 each. To register for the tournament, visit www.ccswfl.org. For more information about sponsorships, call McNabb at 4251017. Awful Pitching, Lack Of Offense Killing The Miami Marlins Not What Was Expected From Huge Payrollby Ed FrankEnding the first month of the 2012 baseball season dead last in the National League Eastern Division having lost eight of their last 11 games is not exactly what the newlook Miami Marlins envisioned after spending $191 million in the off-season to sign three All-Stars. And its not what was expected in order to draw fans to their new 37,000-seat Marlins Ballpark. The Marlins departed Monday on a nine-game road trip starting in San Francisco with a 8-14 record and less than inspiring performances from their newly-acquired All-Stars: shortstop Jose Reyes, closer Heath Bell and veteran starting pitcher Mark Buehrle. Here are their stats for the first month: Reyes a .220 batting average, with only 3 RBIs Bell more blown saves (3) than saves (2) and a whopping 10.80 ERA. Buehrle 1-4 for the season, including a loss Monday to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Also new to the Marlins roster is pitcher Carlos Zambrano, who was traded away by the Chicago Cubs after years of causing dissension. The Cubs are paying most of his $18-million salary. So far, Zambrano is 0-2 in his new uniform. In addition to their woeful pitching, the lack of hitting is equally to blame for their awful start. They began the week with a team batting average of .202 on the road and a slightly better .252 at home. During a recent six-game losing streak, they went all six games without getting more than six hits a new franchise worst. Symptomatic of the Marlins problems is 2009 National League Rookie of the Year Chris Coghlan, who has been demoted to the minor leagues for the second straight year. The 26-year-old Coghlan was hitting an anemic .118 in 34 at-bats mostly off the bench. A year ago, he hit .230 in the Majors and.271 with three minor league teams. Compare these stats with his Rookie of the Year record of a .321 batting average. Also sent to the minors was reliever Mike Dunn, who had a 9.53 ERA. There is one bright note, however. The Marlins drew 30,000-plus for all three games last weekend. But thats about all that is good for the Marlins in the first month of the season. Everblades Tied In Conference Finals The Florida Everblades hockey team began the week tied 1-1 with Kalamazoo in the Eastern Conference Finals of the ECHL. After splitting the first two games on Kalamazoo ice, the Everblades can take the upper hand in this best-of-seven series with games three, four and five played here this week at Germain Arena, Game three was Wednesday night. Game four is Thursday and game five tonight, Friday, at 7:30 p.m. If the final two games are necessary, the teams will return to Kalamazoo. Florida began the series skating to a 2-0 victory over the Wings, but dropped the second game 3-2. Playoff tickets are available at the Germain Arena box office or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. 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25 THE RIVER MAY 4, 2012Tarpons First To Clinch Playoff Slot The Florida Tarpons ran their season record to 6-0 last weekend with a 58-26 victory over the bankrupt Mississippi Hound Dogs, a team that has now been taken over by the Fort Myers-based Ultimate Indoor Football League. Both the Tarpons and the league are co-owned by Andrew Haines. He said the Hound Dogs will complete the regular season as a traveling squad, adding, Its not a good situation, but we will make the best of it. Florida had been scheduled to play the Hound Dogs again May 26 in Tupelo, Miss, but that game will be shifted to Germain, a move that will provide added revenue for the local franchise. The Tarpons victory last Saturday was sparked by quarterback Chris Wallace who threw for six touchdowns. It was before a franchise-best 4,808 fans at Germain Arena. Florida returns to Germain this Sunday against the 4-2 Lakeland Raiders. Kickoff is 5:30 p.m. The game was moved to Sunday as the Florida Everblades have a playoff hockey game Friday night at Germain. Struggling Miracle Shuffles Roster Three new faces will greet Miracle fans this weekend as the team struggled with a 9-14 season record early this week. Promoted to Fort Myers from the Minnesota Twins LowA farm club Beloit were pitchers Madison Boer and Nelvin Fuentes and outfielder Danny Ortiz. At the same time, Miracle pitchers B.J. Hermsen and Caleb Thielbar have been promoted to Double-A New Britain. Fort Myers has a four-game home stand this weekend against Lakeland starting tonight at 7:05 p.m. at Hammond Stadium. The Saturday start is 6:05 p.m., the Sunday matinee at 1:05 p.m. and the series concludes with a Monday morning game at 10:35 a.m. Boer comes to the Miracle with a 2-2 record and 3.58 ERA at Beloit and Fuentes, a reliever, compiled a 2.45 ERA in 11 innings pitched. Ortiz was hitting .299 at Beloit with a pair of homers and 13 RBIs. 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In honor of the colleges 50th anniversary, it will also recognize nine distinguished alumni who attended Edison State throughout its five decades of service: Dr. Sandra Lepley (1968), administrator, Richard Milburn Academy Hollis Jeffcoat (1972), internationally renowned artist The Hon. Archie B. Hayward Jr. (1978), Judge, Lee County Court Donna Poland (1987), elementary math teacher, Lee County Public Schools Tyra N. Read (1996), attorney at law, Henderson Franklin Maria Cardenas (1999), third-grade teacher, Lee County Public Schools Matthew Holliday (2001), director, government relations, Edison State College Matthew Soud (2002), underwriter First Bank Stefanie Ink (2006), Alliance Financial Group The 2012 Spring Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 4. The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. and doors open at 4:30 p.m. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER MAY 4, 201226 Students Experience At Kennedy Space Center Was Out Of This World The Immokalee Foundation students recently experienced an incredible night of exploration during an overnight adventure at Kennedy Space Center in Orlando. Students met retired NASA astronaut Jerry Carr, viewed the IMAX film Hubble 3D, participated in the Great Rocket Scavenger Hunt, toured the NASA Rocket Garden and created and launched their own rockets, among other activities. To top off their once-in-a-lifetime experience, the Immokalee Middle School students ended the evening by camping out under the Saturn V for the night, the largest rocket in the world. An amazing educational experience, the visit left them feeling inspired, and helped them realize that dreams can come true with hard work and dedication. TIF students with NASA astronaut Jerry Carr Andreana Herrera shows off her completed rocket Leslie Gallegos in front of inspirational space signage Christopher Turrubiartez and Bryan Reyes collecting facts about steps to the moon FGCU Receives National AwardFlorida Gulf Coast University was the recipient of a national award from the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its outstanding contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship. FGCU is one of 16 individuals and organizations recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation at the annual Arbor Day Awards. The ceremony took place at Lied Lodge & Conference Center, located at Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City, Nebraska on April 28. FGCU received an Arbor Day Celebration Award in recognition of representing the spirit of the tree planters holiday. In 2009, the university kicked off a tradition of Arbor Day celebrations and tree planting projects that have involved students, faculty and community members. The high level of enthusiasm and engagement led the campus to apply for and be recognized as a Tree Campus USA. The 2012 Florida Arbor Day celebration resulted in 40 new trees planted to help shade the Library Lawn, making the area a campus destination. The Tree Campus USA committee consists of students, staff, faculty and community members. Im delighted that FGCU is being honored by the Arbor Day Foundation for our work in conservation, said FGCU President Wilson G. Bradshaw. This award is particularly important to me, however, because it recognizes the environmental commitment of our students. Since 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has recognized the inspiring and life-changing work of leading environmental stewards and tree planters through the annual Arbor Day Awards. It is gratifying to see students engaged in conservation and passionate about tree planting, said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. Florida Gulf Coast University sets an example for other colleges and universities by taking its Arbor Day celebration to an even higher level and improving their campus in a meaningful way for students for years to come. ECHS Students Compete In World FinalsStudents at Edison Collegiate High School on the Lee Campus have a lot to celebrate. The seven-member Odyssey of the Mind team beat out regional and state competitors to earn a spot in the World Finals in Ames, Iowa next month. This is Edison Collegiate High Schools first team to compete in the World Finals. The team members include Billy Kalstrom, Logan Poland, Jeannette Soto, Stevie Smith, Brianna Ras, Chyna Jaffary and Natasha Acosta. Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Students use their creativity and intellect to solve problems that range from building vehicles that run backward to creating a musical around William Shakespeare. The problem that the ECHS team spent months working on is titled, Weird Science and is a NASA-sponsored problem. It requires them to replicate an Earth location and use a satellite photo as their backdrop. The team must use mechanics to cause a change to that location. The high schools STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) provided the students with the necessary engineering skills to create a successful project. We are so proud of the hard work, dedication, and make it happen attitude that this team has demonstrated, said Brian Botts, ECHS principal. When students attend a school that focuses on critical thinking and communication and then earn a place at a world level competition testing those skills, it seems like proof positive that kids are doing what they are supposed to. The dates for World Finals are May 23 to 27. The group has to buy eight plane tickets and pay for room and food at Iowa State University, which is an additional $555 per person. They also need to ship large props, so any help with costs and shipping would be appreciated. I love Odyssey of the Mind because it allows me to be creative without judgment, said student Logan Poland. I can use everything I have learned in my life and put it to use in a creative way. Contact Arlene Kalstrom, Odyssey of the Mind coach, at 229-6926 or 4615338 to make a donation or for more details. Team parent Donna Rose Poland can be reached at 233-5367 or 5618706. Edison Collegiate High Schools Odyssey of the Mind competitors Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


27 THE RIVER MAY 4, 2012 Financial FocusWhat To Do With A 401(k) When Leaving A Jobby Jennifer BaseyIn the past, many people stayed at one job or at least one company for almost their entire working lives. When they retired, they could typically count on a pension, the value of which was based on their years of service and earnings. But today, workers can expect to hold several different jobs in their lifetime, and to a great extent, pensions have been replaced by 401(k) plans, which place much of the funding responsibility on employees. So, assuming you will change jobs at some point, and you do have a 401(k), what should you do with it? Here are your basic choices: Cash out your plan. If you cash out your plan, your company will likely pay you 80 percent of your account value, withholding the rest for federal taxes. And if youre younger than age 59 you may well be slapped with a 10 percent IRS tax penalty. Even worse, youll have lost a key source of your retirement income. Still, if you are leaving your employer involuntarily, and you need the money, cashing out your 401(k) is an option you may need to consider. Keep the money in your companys plan. When you leave a company, your employer may allow you to keep your money in your existing 401(k). You may want to choose this route if you like the investment choices available in your plan. However, you might be caught by surprise if the company decides to change investment options. Furthermore, some employers may charge former employees fees to maintain their 401(k) plans. Move the money into your new employers plan. If your new employer has a 401(k) and allows transfers, you could roll the money from your old plan into the new one. This might be an attractive option if you like the investment options in your new employers plan. Roll the money over to an IRA. You may find several advantages to rolling your 401(k) over to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). First, your money will still have the potential to grow on a tax-deferred basis. Second, you can invest your funds in virtually any investment you choose stocks, bonds, government securities, certificates of deposit (CDs), etc. Third, if you own more than one 401(k) account, you could find it advantageous to consolidate them into a single IRA, thereby making it easier to allocate and monitor your retirement assets. And fourth, IRAs may give you greater flexibility if you plan to pass money to your children. In fact, if your child inherits your IRA, he or she has the option of stretching withdrawals over the childs entire lifetime, rather than taking the money as a lump sum. (If you do transfer funds from your old 401(k) to an IRA, be sure to use a direct rollover to avoid the possibility of triggering unwanted taxes.) Before making any moves with your 401(k), consult with your tax and financial advisors. By looking closely at your options, and by getting professional guidance, you can make the choice thats right for you. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Presidential Search Meeting Scheduled The national search for a new district president for Edison State College is moving forward. The 13-member Presidential Search Advisory Committee has scheduled its next meeting for Tuesday, May 8. Members will review all of the resumes and information supplied by presidential candidates. The committee will select a small group of finalists. The working dinner meeting will begin at 4 p.m. on the Lee Campus in Building U, Room 102. In order to keep the public informed about the presidential search, a website has been developed at edison.edu/ president/search/. This website offers information that includes job description, presidential qualifications and a comprehensive position profile. It will also include timely updates in the search process. The Presidential Search Advisory Committee met for the first time on February 23 on the Lee Campus. The committee has 13 members, which include Ann Berlam, chair of the Presidential Search Advisory Committee, Darol Carr, Joyce Rollins, Dr. Allen Weiss, Tom Conner, Dr. John Huysman, Miguel Fernandez, Amanda Pollitt, Don Ransford, Christine Davis, Andrae Jones, Charlene Wolfe and Dania Flores. The group expects to meet in midMay to interview the finalists. After the interviews, they will make their final recommendations to the Edison State District Board of Trustees. School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My 7-year-old daughter cant stay on task to do anything she is mildly ADHD. I have to bug her constantly just for simple things like getting ready for school. Her teacher said that a firm schedule might help. I am not really sure what would be reasonable for a child her age. What do you think? Megan N., Sanibel Megan, Your daughters teacher made a great suggestion. Many children respond well to schedules. Routine and structure is very comforting to many children, adults too. Routine and structure create a predictable setting. There is less pressure to have to make choices and the path to the end point is clearly laid out for a child to follow. Schedules are used with many children at school. Teachers usually begin the class day by informing students of their daily schedule by reviewing it and posting it. Students who have difficulty reading may have their own personal schedule made with icons or pictures. Some schedules even include a picture of the student performing the expected activity. There are a wide variety of formats to communicate individual schedules; you just have to select one that works best for your daughter. Here are two sample schedules that might be helpful for you and give you an idea of how to develop one. I would suggest creating the schedule with your child, asking her simple things like where she would like the schedule posted, does she want to use a timer with it, does she want pictures and words on it or just pictures and so forth. Explain to her that the goal of having a schedule is to help her learn how to accomplish her daily tasks easily so she has more time for fun. Here are two sample routines that are appropriate for a 7-year-old, one for getting ready for school and the other for getting homework completed. You will have to adjust the times so that it works with you. On paper, this seems pretty basic. However, when youre raising a child with attention difficulties setting and maintaining any routine can be very difficult. Many parents enthusiastically start out to establish the structure their children need yet give up in a few weeks because the routines are not working. Usually, routines dont work because parents give up too soon. 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THE RIVER MAY 4, 201228 On April 24, trustees, sponsors and partners of the 2012 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest were on hand to present a $1.5 million check to The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Funds were raised through the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, which took place this past February and included lavish vintner dinners and a spirited live luxury auction at Miromar Lakes Beach Club. The majority of the donated funds will support The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Floridas Capital Campaign. A portion of the funds will purchase nine new GE Giraffe beds for The Childrens Hospitals Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The Giraffe beds simulate a mothers womb in sound, temperature and lighting and help continue proper development for infants born prematurely. The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is the only childrens hospital between St. Petersburg and Miami. For more information on The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, visit www.leememorial.org. For more information on the 2013 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, visit www.swflwinefest.org. From left, Jim Nathan, Sandy Robinson, Michelle Waddell, Sandy Stilwell, Kathy Bridge-Liles, Elaine Hawkins, Luis Insignares, R obert Roop, Margaret Antonier, Dwayne Bergmann, Pat Gibbons, Fred Hawkins, David Gibbons, Marshall Hanno, Ester Lee, Rose ODell King, Dr. Steve Machiz, David Contreras, Dave Copham, Cheryl Copham, Lori Hanno, Dan Fink, Muni Reynoldson, Vickie Bond-Pitbladdo, Richard Pitbladdo, Dr. Steven Brown and Dr. Emad Salman$1.5 Million Check Presented To The Childrens Hospital Of SWFL 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, On a recent visit to my parents, I realized that they are now starting to develop serious health problems. I suggested that they move to be closer to me, but they seemed very reluctant to do so. They are fearful that they will be unable to find a doctor who will take them on as patients. I inquired around my area and find it is a very real problem because so many of the doctors here will not take Medicare patients. Do others complain about this problem? Agatha Dear Agatha, This is a real problem and also a national problem. With the new administration, we do not know yet what the final solutions to what our health care problems are going to be like. Many doctors complain that they cannot pay rent and staff and are forced to take patients that are private pay only. Your parents could also ask their present physicians if they have any contacts in your area and possibly there could be a referral. In the meantime, they could go to the hospital emergency room if a crisis develops. Lizzie Dear Agatha, Moving to a new area does present problems and can be very difficult, and being on Medicare just compounds the problem. You could talk to the medical society in your area. They may have some valuable information and, who knows, they may have a wonderful referral service. Best of luck to you. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces e-mail address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. deaRPharmacistMarshmallow Root Can Relieve Aches And Painby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Last month, you wrote about herbal teas, specifically marshmallow root. You shocked me when you said this herb is soothing to the mouth, esophagus and digestive tract ... great for people with heartburn. Suzy, Ive been hurting for years and no one has ever mentioned marshmallow root. Please tell me how to make this tea. JG, Gainesville, Florida I created a YouTube video to teach people how to make it. There are millions who could benefit from this inexpensive, amazing concoction made of water and a plant root called marshmallow. Im not referring to the fluffy white confectionary sort, I mean the ancient herb known by herbalists as Althea officinalis. Its sold at herbal apothecaries, online herb shops and some health food stores. If you have a dry, hacking cough, sore throat, mouth or tongue sores, bronchitis, reflux (GERD), heartburn, peptic ulcers, hiatal hernia, Crohns, Celiac, irritable bowel, indigestion, diarrhea and/or H. pylori infection, then my remedy can help you. The magic happens because marshmallow root contains a lot of mucilage, a gooey gelatinous substance that some plants naturally produce. It acts as a demulcent, so a soothing film coats the irritated mucus membranes, thus reducing pain and inflammation quickly. This is the primary mechanism of action, although marshmallow root also adds moisture, reduces inflammation and acts as a mild diuretic. That reminds me, if you deal with cystitis, kidney, bladder or urinary tract infections, marshmallow will soon become your best friend. My video shows you how to make a cold marshmallow root infusion. Ill summarize it here, but if it isnt clear, please watch my video or sign up for my free newsletter at www. DearPharmacist.com and Ill e-mail the video link and copies of my article. Add four tablespoons dried marshmallow root to four cups water and put in a jar. Theres no need to heat this tea. Refrigerate for four hours, then you can drink some liquid. Filter out your dose each time you want some so you are not eating herb (that gets tossed). Your dose is about a two or three tablespoons. If there is gooiness in the filter as you strain, then squish it down with a spoon, to get all the mucilaginous material through the strainer thats where the medicine is. The tea keeps for three days in the fridge. If you have belly problems, try drinking smaller doses four times a day. Consider adding other gut soothing herbs like dried ginger root or fresh peppermint leaves. Separate administration a few hours away from your medication or it will lessen the drugs effect. Marshmallow root tea tastes great and youll be tempted to chug it like iced tea. Ive had to pry a big glass of it away from Sam, because he loves how I make it with cinnamon and vanilla bean. The Colorado climate dries our skin, so thats why we drink it. Anyone can make it, and youll be glad you did. 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. Email editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


29 THE RIVER MAY 4, 2012Community Foundation Promotes Ehlers The Southwest Florida Community Foundation has promoted Jacqueline E. Ehlers to executive assistant/marketing and communications coordinator. Ehlers joined the Community Foundation as a receptionist in May 2011 and most recently served as an executive assistant. In her new role, Ehlers responsibilities will include acting as a liaison between the foundation staff and the organizations public relations and design firms, coordinating marketing and communications activities, and serving as coordinator of the foundations affiliate funds. She will also play a key role in the planning and coordination of foundation special events, as well as in the execution of the foundations social media plan. Ehlers holds a bachelors degree in psychology from Florida State University and served as a background investigations representative for Fidelity Investments from 2006 to 2011. The Southwest Florida Community Foundation is celebrating its 35th year of supporting the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Collier counties by connecting donors and their philanthropic aspirations with evolving community needs. The community foundation has provided more than $50 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. During its 2011 fiscal year, SWFLCF granted more than $3 million to more than 100 different organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts and human services. For more information, visit the Community Foundations website at www.floridacommunity.com or call 2745900. Jacqueline E. EhlersFrom page 1Sculpture Exhibitwall or ceiling. David Meo will lead a Gallery Walk & Talk on Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m. The exhibition will remain on display until May 26. For more information, go to www. ArtInLee.org. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Trophy by Lily Hatchett Detritus by Lindsey Wollard 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 Before Our email address is press@riverweekly.com Send your editorial copy to:press@riverweekly.com


From page 27School Smart7 a.m. Wake your child gently. 7:05 a.m. Get ready: Post a list and have your child stick to it. Wash face. Comb hair. Get dressed. (Clothes are laid out the night before.) Check to see how your child is doing, but let her follow the list and do for herself. 7:20 a.m. Breakfast time: Offer two healthy but appealing choices. 7:45 a.m. Brush your teeth together. Being with her can speed things up and insure good hygiene. 7:55 a.m. Zip, tie and say goodbye. Keeping shoes and backpacks by the front door spares you a frantic search every morning. 8 a.m. Catch the bus. Sample Homework Routine No electronics unless required by the schoolwork 3 p.m. Have a snack and unwind from school 3:30 p.m. Settle your child at her regular homework spot; be sure all tools are available (pencils, paper, calculator, reference books, etc.). 3:35 to 4:30 p.m. Your child does homework; you stay around to answer questions and monitor breaks (stretch, bathroom, drink). 4:15 p.m. Check her work, and calmly make suggestions and corrections. Offer specific praise for good work. 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. LeeEvac App For Android ReleasedLee County Emergency Managements free LeeEvac app is now available for Android-based devices, such as cell phones and tablets, as well as for Apple devices, such as iPhones and iPads. The LeeEvac app allows users to see when and where evacuations are being ordered in realtime with push notifications. Users can also find their Hurricane Surge Evacuation Zone at any time by using the onboard GPS or searching by address. Lee County Emergency Management and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), in partnership with Geocove, Inc., developed the LeeEvac app in response to the new storm surge maps and to provide evacuation information that is accessible and relatable to residents and visitors of Lee County. The ability to effectively inform people who may be required to evacuate is a critical part of protecting our community, said Lee County Emergency Management Planning Chief Gerald Campbell. The LeeEvac app uses familiar technology to provide personalized information to help people protect themselves and their loved ones. The LeeEvac app is free and can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store or the Google Play Android Apps Store. Search for LeeEvac and check out your Evacuation Zone today. Its so easy to use... its very intuitive, added Lee County GIS manager Amy Hoyt. Physicians Primary Care Trio Named Top DoctorsThree physicians with Physicians Primary Care of Southwest Florida have been named among the Best Doctors in America by Castle Connolly Medical in New York. Obstetrician/Gynecologists Heather Auld, MD, George Kovacevic, MD, and Mary Yankaskas, MD, will be featured in the June issue of Gulfshore Life magazine. Drs. Auld and Yankaskas also were included in the 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 lists as well. Selections are made through a national survey of physicians and hospital administrators conducted by Castle Connolly Medical, an independent research and information company that is the nations leading provider of information on physicians. After the votes are tallied, Castle Connolly ensures that the physicians meet the companys criteria, which include board certification, years of experience in their specialties, and a clean disciplinary record. This is an incredible honor for all of us, especially since the nominations are made by our peers, said Dr. Auld, who practices at the Fort Myers OB/GYN office at 9021 Park Royal Drive. Castle Connolly is widely recognized for its extensive research of the medical profession. This demonstrates to our patients that we have been evaluated and meet their highest standards, said Dr. Kovacevic, who practices at the Cape Coral OB/GYN office, 1265 Viscaya Parkway. As nice as it is to be recognized, our best reviews come from our patients, added Dr. Yankaskas, who practices at both the Fort Myers and Cape Coral OB/ GYN offices. The physicians will also be honored by Gulfshore Life magazine at an awards banquet. Physicians Primary Care of Southwest Florida, a physician-owned and operated medical practice, was formed in 1996 by many long practicing local physicians and has grown to become the largest independent multi-specialty practice in Southwest Florida with more than 45 medical professionals. Medical specialties include internal medicine, family practice, obstetrics, gynecology and pediatrics. Dr. Heather Auld Dr. George Kovacevic Dr. Mary Yankaskas THE RIVER MAY 4, 201230 New Board Member At Lee MemorialJason Moon was sworn in to the Lee Memorial Health System Board of Directors on April 17. Moon previously served on the Lee Memorial Health System Board from 2009-10. The Fort Myers native has been the corporate administrative director of 21st Century Oncology since 2007. Moon received a bachelors degree from American University and a law degree from Nova Southeastern University. I am looking forward to continuing the work I started when I previously served on the Board of Directors, said Moon. Im pleased to be associated with an administrative and clinical team who are proactively focused on the future and are committed to the highest level of patient safety and patient experience. Moon was appointed to the board by Governor Rick Scott to fill the District 3 vacancy created by the resignation of Lois Barrett and will serve until December 31, 2012. Barrett served 30 years on the board before retiring earlier this year. Jason Moon Send your editorial copy to:press@riverweekly.com


31 THE RIVER MAY 4, 2012 An Evening Of Music To Benefit Sidney & Berne Davis Art CenterA private concert, co-hosted by three local couples Georganne and Cliff Williams, Sheri and Mark Loren, and Daun and Peter Dessak was held on April 7 featuring three talented artists who came together from all over the United States to play on one stage at the historic Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Zorki Nastasic, Wendy Webb and Jeff Sipe, who have played with numerous well-known musicians and have toured the country from New York to California, performed for the sellout crowd. These musicians teamed up to perform at this very special evening of music to support the SBDAC and gave the guests an unforgettable performance. A brilliant guitarist, Nastasic combines folk, pop and jazz music all into one style. His career started on the streets of New York and quickly grew with his unique, upbeat and aggressive sound. He has shared the stage with some of New Yorks finest artists such as Neil Jason, Jeff Pevar, John McCurry and more, who have taught him valuable styles and tools that he incorporates into his own music. A keyboardist and songwriter, Webb has traveled to many countries telling her story through musical notes. From Paris to Cuba to New York, she follows her passion for music and performs all over the world. She also writes music which has received multiple honors in competitions such as the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. To find out more about her, visit www.wendywebbmusic.com A talented drummer with remarkable sound, Sipes drumming style qualifies as never been heard before because he improvises during his shows, which highlight his unique talent. He is well-known in Atlanta as well as throughout the east coast. For more information, visit http://jeffsipemusic.com. Cliff Williams, Zorki Nastasic and Jeff Sipe Peter and Daun Dessak Zorki Nastasic and Jeff Sipe Wendy Webb Lou and Connie Rosellini From left, Elaine Hawkins, Don and Andie Vogt, Fred Hawkins, Sheri and Mark Loren Mail your tax-deductible donation to: The Harry Chapin Food Bank 3760 Fowler Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 Call (239) 334-7007 Or donate online at: www.harrychapinfoodbank.org To those who are hungry, $20 is a fortune. But you can feed a family of four for a week with $20, thanks to the...Harry Chapin Food Bank!The Food Bank can acquire $6 of nutritious food for every $1 you donate, turning your $20 into a weeks worth of meals for a family of four...Thank you for your generosity! Scan to connect to the Food Bank! Katie Kellstrand, Bill Cavinder and Nunna Spikes Georganne Williams, Sandi Hill and John Fenning Personality Styles & Business ClassKnowing how to identify different personality styles and how to adjust yours to build rapport can greatly improve your chances of success during job interviews, promotional opportunities and even closing sales with customers. On Saturday, May 10, come to Cape Coral Yacht Club for a class focusing on personality styles and business. Participants (ages 18 and older) will gain a better understanding of how behavioral styles affect communication. Class will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. and costs $20 per person. Call 574-0806 to register for this class. Cape Coral Yacht Club is located at 5819 Driftwood Parkway in Cape Coral. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


DID YOU KNOW My Stars FOR WEEK OF MAY 7, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The often skeptical Aries might find that an answer to a question is hard to believe. But check it out before you chuck it out. You might well be surprised at what you could learn. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your resolute determination to stick by a position might make some people uncomfortable. But if youre proved right (as I expect you to be), a lot of changes will tilt in your favor. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might feel conflicted between what you want to do and what you should do. Best advice: Honor your obligations first. Then go ahead and enjoy your well-earned rewards. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) That financial matter still needs to be sorted out before you can consider any major monetary moves. Pressures ease midweek, with news about a potential career change. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A workplace problem threatens to derail your well-planned project. But your quick mind should lead you to a solution and get you back on track without too much delay. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) An opportunity opens up but could quickly close down if you allow pessimism to override enthusiasm. A trusted friend can offer the encouragement you need. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Youve come through a difficult period of helping others deal with their problems. Now you can concentrate on putting your energy to work on your own projects. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Forget about whos to blame and, instead, make the first move toward patching up a misunderstanding before it creates a rift that youll never be able to cross. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Good news for the travelloving Sagittarian who enjoys galloping off to new places: That trip you put off will soon be back on your schedule. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A mood change could make the gregarious Goat seek the company of just a few friends. But you charge back into the crowd for weekend fun and games. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A decision you made in good faith could come under fire. Best advice: Open your mind to other possibilities by listening to your challengers point of view. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You can avoid being swamped by all those tasks dangling from your line this week by tackling them one by one, according to priority. The weekend brings good news. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a fine business sense and a love of the arts. You enjoy living life to its fullest. On May 10, 1869, the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads meet up in Promontory, Utah, making transcontinental railroad travel possible for the first time in U.S. history. Journeys that had taken months by wagon train or weeks by boat now took only days. On May 7, 1915, the British ocean liner Lusitania is torpedoed without warning by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland, with 1,198 people drowned. It was later revealed that the Lusitania was carrying about 173 tons of war munitions for Britain, which the Germans cited as justification for the attack. On May 12, 1925, a Philadelphia radio station broadcasts the first all-star radio program featuring film actors and actresses. Sound films had not yet debuted, and the broadcast marked the first time that most listeners had heard the voices of film stars like Lillian Gish and Marion Davies. On May 8, 1933, the first police radio system, connecting headquarters to patrol cars and patrol cars to one another, is installed in Eastchester Township, N.Y. The system consisted of one transmitter of 20 watts for the headquarters and two transmitters of 4.5 volts each for the two patrol cars. On May 13, 1956, Gene Autrys musical variety show, Gene Autrys Melody Ranch, airs its final broadcast, after 16 years. The show featured 10to 15-minute skits about cowboys and rustlers, along with musical numbers by Autry, Americas singing cowboy. On May 9, 1960, the Food and Drug Administration approves the worlds first commercially produced birth-control bill. Development of the pill was commissioned by birth-control pioneer Margaret Sanger and funded by heiress Katherine McCormick. On May 11, 1981, reggae legend Bob Marley dies of cancer in Miami Beach, Fla. Marley, born in Jamaica in 1945, formed his band, the Wailers, in 1963. In the early 1970s, the bands records began to catch on outside Jamaica, assisted by Eric Claptons cover of I Shot the Sheriff. It was Canadian author Saul Bellow who made the following sage observation: You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write. The U.S. military has created self-cleaning underwear. Yep. It seems they wanted skivvies that soldiers could wear for several weeks without changing. Nanoparticles and chemicals in the fabric repel liquids and bacteria. More books have been written about Abraham Lincoln than about any other American president -more than 15,000 to date. It is only to be assumed that Arabella Young, a Massachusetts woman who died in 1771, was considered to be a bit too talkative. Otherwise there would have been no need for the following epitaph: Here lies as silent clay / Miss Arabella Young, / Who on the 21st of May / Began to hold her tongue. Be glad that you did not have the misfortune to be in Bangladesh during record storms in 1985. You might have been brained by the record hailstones, some weighing more than 2 pounds each. You might not be surprised to learn that among his Hollywood friends, screen legend and notorious drinker Humphrey Bogart was nicknamed Whiskey Straight. The founders of the Arbys chain were a pair of brothers, Forest and Leroy Raffel. They wanted to name the original restaurant Big Tex, but found that the name was already owned by someone else. They settled on Arbys to represent the initials R.B.s for Raffel Brothers. I never blame myself when Im not hitting. I just blame the bat, and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isnt my fault that Im not hitting, how can I get mad at myself? -Yogi Berra THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. GEOGRAPHY: Where are the Faroe Islands located? 2. TELEVISION: Which TV sitcoms theme was the song Ill Be There for You? 3. ASTRONOMY: What planet is named for the Roman god of trade, thieves and travel? 4. HISTORY: When did the United States repeal Prohibition, which forebade sales of alcohol? 5. LEGAL: What is an affidavit? 6. RELIGION: Which book of the Bible describes the Israelites deliverance from slavery in Egypt? 7. MONEY: What European countrys basic monetary unit was the escudo -prior to the euro? 8. POLITICS: What was the nickname for Teddy Roosevelts Progressive Party? 9. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is the purpose of gills in fish? 10. MUSIC: What kind of bird was featured in the Disney song Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah? TRIVIA TEST 1. Between Scotland and Iceland 2. Friends 3. Mercury 4. 1933 5. A written statement made under oath 6. Exodus 7. Portugal 8. The Bull Moose Party 9. To take in oxygen and release carbon dioxide 10. A bluebird. ANSWERS1. Ken Griffey Jr., 1997-99. 2. Yastrzemski (3,308) tops Musial (3,026) and Ripken (3,001). 3. It was 1969 (the Pasadena Bowl). 4. Eight -Phil Jackson (11), Gregg Popovich (four), Pat Riley (three), Chuck Daly (two), Rudy Tomjanovich (two), Larry Brown (one), Rick Carlisle (one) and Doc Rivers (one). 5. Bostons Frank Brimsek in 1938-39. 6. The Los Angeles Galaxy had a plus-41 goal differential in 1998. 7. Don Carter, in 1958. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Name the first center fielder to lead the American League in home runs for three consecutive years. 2. Who played the most major-league games with only one team: Stan Musial, Cal Ripken Jr. or Carl Yastrzemski? 3. When was the last time before 2010 that San Diego States football team won a bowl game? 4. How many head coaches have won an NBA championship in the past 25 seasons (19872011)? 5. Who was the last goaltender before St. Louis Brian Elliott in the 2011-12 season to allow two or fewer goals in each of his first 12 games? 6. What team holds the Major League Soccer record for best goal differential for a season? 7. Who was the first president of the Pro Bowlers Association?THE RIVER MAY 4, 201232


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Sanibel resident owned and operated. homewatch@centurylink.net 239-691-3266NS 5/4 CC 5/11 HELP WANTEDFULL/PART TIME RETAIL POSITION also PART TIME ROD & REEL REPAIR Light duties, shing knowledge helpful but not necessary. Must have FL Drivers license. LOCAL Bait and Tackle store on Sanibel. Tolls paid. No phone calls, please fax or email resumes to caloosawholesale@aol.com or 239-472-4476RS 5/4 CC 5/11 COMPANION 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 ADRIANAS CLEANING SERVICETotally honest with a passion for perfection. Home and condo. 239-839-3984 adrianabolen8919@hotmail.comRR 5/4 PC 6/8 2007 JEEP WRANGLER SAHARA 4 X 421,500 miles Mint condition Navigation, Automatic Transmission A/C, all extras $19,000 262-391-3246NS 4/27 CC 5/18 MITSUBISHI 2001 ECLIPSE SPIDER GT CONVERT Mitsubishi 2001 Eclipse Spider GT Convert 23,000 miles. $6,988 OBO. Call 239-233-1370.NS 5/4 CC 5/4 2004 BMW 330 CONVERTIBLEOriginal owner 19,500 miles sport & premium Mint $19,900 239-472-0616NS 5/4 NC 5/4 ANTIQUE/CLASSIC CARS FOR SALE1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454/360HP, red, automatic, Price $5,800 e-mail for pictures gauthy6@msn.com 813-377-4590.NS 5/4 CC 5/11 FULL TIME VACATION RESERVATIONS AGENTMust be familiar with Sanibel & Captiva Islands. Candidate should possess good communication skills, computer knowledge; Excel and Word pro cient and like working with people. Excellent compensation package. Call David at VIP Vacation Rentals 472-1613 NS 5/4 BM 5/11 TO PLACE CLASSIFIED LOG ON TO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ON PLACE CLASSIFIED


REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE FOR RENT WW VACATION RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL RENTAL WANTED FURNITURE FOR SALE CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004RS 6/17 BM TFN NS 10/28 BM TFN VISIT:SanibelOpenHouses.com Pfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL2394720004SANIBELOPEN HOUSES POSTED DAILYSANIBELS 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 $15,000. Unit 159. Call 727-207-5787RR 5/4 CC 5/11 SANIBEL 3/2 HOME BY OWNER $369,000. Fully equipped beautiful 3Bed/ 2Bath (half of a duplex) at a very convenient location (2320 Sq). Pool, Tennis. CALL Martin 239-691-5629. Details: www.postlets.com/repb/6693883 NR 4/13 CC 4/27 Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277S 10/9 B TFN NEAR BEACH PRIVATE HOME 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH3 bedroom, 2 bath Home with heated pool, in quiet Sanibel neighborhood. Seasonal and monthly rentals. 239-472-0692 or www.4sanibel.com. RS 10/14 CC TFN LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RR 3/23 CC 5/11 37 THE RIVER MAY 4, 2012MOBILE HOME FT. MYERS, FL CENTURY 21, 55+ COMMUNITY 2 Brs. 1 bath, 2 sunrooms, attached garage w/d laundry room. Close to beaches and shopping. MUST SELL, $18,000 owner 239-898-5694NS 4/27 CC 4/27 ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED IMMEDIATELYProfessional island family needs 3 bedroom upscale house on Sanibel: furnished or unfurnished for long-term rental 239-565-0966NS 4/27 CC 5/18 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311 NS 3/30 BM TFN ANNUAL SANIBEL RENTALUnfurn. 2 bed, 1 bath cottage home centrally located. W/D. Yard service incld. Storage. Central air, new carpet. Nonsmoking. $1,100/month First, last and security dep. req. Call Mark 239-472-8854RS 4/27 CC 4./27 RENTALFor RentFurnished, Sanibel canalfront 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome with easy beach access, updated kitchen, new sundeck, and boat dock at the back door. Pool and tennis included. Please, no smoking or pets. Available monthly May-December. Call 216-752-1767 between 9am and 7pm.NS 4/27 CC 5/18 AMAZING SANIBEL OPPORTUNITY$5,000 down plus owner nancing buys this one or two bedroom Park model near the beach. Total price is $25,000. Dont miss this opportunity to own your own home on Sanibel. Call today Rich 239-472-5147NS 4/27 CC 5/4 HOME FOR RENTWest Gulf Dr.Furnished home, Private Beach access directly across the street 3 BR, 2 bath, 2,000 sq ft. Ceilings are 24 high with an open oor plan. First level two car garage. Second,living area with a LR,DR,Kit.2 BR and a bath. 2 sets of french doors lead out to a screened in lanai. 3rd level, Lrg reading loft, Master Suite with another screened in lanai off of it that overlooks the horizon of the Gulf of Mexico. 239-910-6430 $2,200 no pool, pet consideredNS 4/27 CC 5/4 RENTALMom and 8 year old son looking for 4 to 6 month rental on Sanibel. Call 239-472-1641 NS 5/4 CC 5/11 OFFICE SPACE NEEDEDNew Sanibel resident needs inexpensive one of ce of ce space. Any semi-quiet small room in your of ce, home or closet is perfect in order to make phone calls. Call or text Dale at 608-575-5511 or email dale.suslick@deliverfreedom.com NS 5/4 CC 5/11 PRIVATE SANIBEL LIFESTYLE!The only private house on one acre avail on Sanibel located off the Sanctuary. Compl rehab 2/br/2ba/stor/lg scrnd porch/ beaut views. Nr bch/no smking/sm pts OK. Annual: $1,950 incl utls excpt wat/elec. sanibelislandhouse@gmail.com. Call Steve 312-391-8007NR 5/4 CC 5/4 FOUR BEDROOM DUNES This Large UF Executive home offers a cul-de-sac road, overlooks lake to golf course, garage + covered parking. Rarely available 4 BR/3 BA. $2,500/mo. SALT WATER BASIN What a beautiful waterfront view from the large screened porch of this piling 2 bedroom/2 bath Island waterfront home. Private dock & boat lift. Available F or UF. $1,800/Mo. GULF FRONT COMPLEX This 2 bedroom/2 bath updated condo is available UF. Includes all appliances. Site offers the beach, large Pool and tennis courts. No Pets. $1,800/Mo. ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 5/4 BM 5/11 NS 5/4 BM 5/4 JUST LISTEDUSED FURNITURE FOR SALELIVING ROOM Love seat, two high back wing chairs, all upholstered in soft light owered pattern on off white background; Three 26 round glass topped sculptured end tables with matching 45x30 oval glass topped coffee tables; Two lamps with bases matching the above tables; glass front and sided 12.42x 30 Light oak nished credenza. All in excellent condition DINING ROOM Ten piece set comprising 5 buffet; extensions table 4 to 6x 42; 4 high back side chairs, 2 arm chairs with light colored matching padded upholstered seats and backs; lighted china cabinet 63x16x 48 with glass sides and 4 glass framed front doors; matching base with 4 doors and 1 drawer. All above nished in light oak and excellent condition. BEDROOM Twin adjustable remote controlled beds with light oak head boards; two night stands 16x26x 24 (2 drawers); Five drawer chest 36x18x 51; Triple dresser 60x 18x30 with double mirror and seven drawers. All above nished in light oak and in good condition. For additional information call Bert @ 466-8618NS 5/4 CC 5/11 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION 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 4/27 CC 4/27 ESTATE SALEEstate of retired Colonial Robert Aycock. Fri. & Sat., May 11 & 12, 9 am to 3 pm Antiques Asian mid century, modern furniture, island decor, vintage Sanibel art, porcelain, china, crystal, glassware, collectables, shelves, military items, and much much more. 3940 Coquina Drive in West Rocks, Sanibel By Sterling Estate Sales, LLC.NS 5/4 CC 5/11


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 MAY 4, 201238 My name is Charo (ID #530738) and I am a 5-year-old female black and tan Australian Cattle Dog mix. Im glad this is Friends & Family month at Animal Services, because I could be the best friend you ever had. If you take me on a walk, I will keep pace with you but wont pull. Frankly, I could stand to lose a few pounds so we could be exercise buddies. Mostly, Im hoping we can be great friends! My adoption fee is $55 during Animal Services Friends & Family Adoption Promotion. My name is Rihanna (ID #531085) and I am a 1-year-old female Dilute Tortie Domestic Short Hair. Im a petite and down-right adorable little cat. Im really quite entertaining to watch when I play, but my most endearing quality is that I love to be held. My adoption fee is $35 during Animal Services Friends & Family Adoption Promotion. Plus, cats and kittens are two-for-one. 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 in 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. Rihanna ID# 531085 Charo ID# 530738 photos by squaredogphoto.com Pets Of The Week


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