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FREETake Me Home VOL. 11, NO. 27 JULY 13, 2012From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com The Heights Foundation announced the kickoff of the final phase of construction on the community and cultural arts center on June 20. Community residents, local dignitaries and key supporters gathered at the Heights Center to celebrate the completion of the capital campaign to finish construction of the $5.7 million building. When complete, The Heights Center will be a place for all residents continued on page 4 Children from The Heights Foundation summer program with Heights Foundation VIPsHeights Foundation Community And Cultural Arts Center Enters Final Phase Big s Fun At Broadway Palmby Di SaggauIn telling the story of a high school romance between Greaser Danny Zuko (Jamey Isenor) and wholesome summer fling girlfriend Sandy Dumbrowski (Adrienne Griffiths), the musical Grease captures the rock n roll spirit of the 1950s. The score includes such memorable songs as Summer Nights, Greased Lightning, Look At Me, Im Sandra Dee and Beauty School Dropout. For most Grease fans, Danny Zuko will forever be tied with John Travoltas portrayal, and everyone who has played Zuko since must endure the inevitable comparisons. Isenor captures the too-coolfor-school attitude of the character without trying to mimic Travoltas mannerisms. He is extremely likable as an overgrown kid not entirely sure of himself. Griffiths also has great stage presence, especially when she learns a thing or two about being a tough chick from the Pink Ladies. Laura Wright is Rizzo and plays her to perfection with a brash edginess and a touch of sentimentality. Robert Conte nails the role of Kenickie. There is a multitude of talent on stage. continued on page 7 Sandy Dumbrowski and Danny ZukoVideo Contest Celebrates Lee County ParksLee County Parks & Recreation is now accepting entries from amateur videographers to showcase its parks on YouTube with its 2nd annual video contest in celebration of National Park & Recreation Month and Lee Countys 125th anniversary. Festivities this month also include free parking one weekend at county-owned regional parks, boat ramps and pools as well as the announcement of winners to the Lovin Your Parks Quiz, which challenged park patrons to a 70-plus question trivia contest. Video Contest Participants can feature themselves, their family or friends participating in an activity or just enjoying the facility. In the video, make sure to mention the name of the park and tell what you love about Lee County Parks & Recreation. Entries are due on or before August 1. Winners will be announced August 13 and their videos will be featured on Lee County Parks & Recreations YouTube channel. Visit www.leeparks.org for contest rules and prizes and to submit your video. Email leeparks@leegov.com with any questions. Free Parking County commissioners have designated Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29 as dates during which parking fees will be waived at Lee County-owned and operated boat ramps, pools and regional parks. For a list of pools and parks included in this annual event, visit www.leeparks.org. Lovin Your Parks Quiz For the quiz marking the 125th anniversary of Lee County, there were two versions. Online contestants duked it out over a 73-question quiz, which involved questions and trivia about baseball, beaches, boating, fishing, regional and neighborhood parks and even preserves. Those who submitted a completed quiz and provided complete contact information were entered into a drawing to win a year-long parking sticker to Lee County Parks & Recreations regional parks, boat ramps and other facilities. The winner was Nathan Reece of Fort Myers. The departments 10-question version of the quiz for library patrons resulted in a free pool pass for winner Vinicius Intravartola of Cape Coral. Answers to the long version of the quiz are now posted at www.leeparks.org. Lee County invites the community to join in its year-long 125th anniversary celebration. The county named in honor of Civil War General Robert E. Lee was continued on page 7


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Garden Spot Under The Archesby Gerri ReavesToday, the southeast corner of First and Jackson awaits redevelopment, but when this historic photograph was taken, it was a hubbub of activity. Pictured in the photo probably taken in the 1930s is the classic Mediterranean-revivalist structure that housed Barron G. Colliers bus terminal, the Garden Spot Restaurant and many other businesses over the years. The parapets, tiled overhangs, and arched walkways contribute to the charm and coziness of the corner. Notice the words bus terminal and Collier West Coast Motors painted over the arches facing Jackson Street. The Franklin Arms Hotel towers in the background. The Garden Spot Restaurant, nestled behind the trees (right), was one of the best remembered businesses that called this building home. It advertised forthrightly and unimaginatively as a good place to eat. According to the late Sara Nell Gran, it was. In later years (it lasted into the 1950s), the restaurant touted a pleasant, homey, comfortable atmosphere and offered both dining-room and counter service. The specialty was seafood. The restaurant counted among its customers the passengers who departed from the bus driveway for points south: Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples, Marco, Caxambus and Everglades City. Collier, who owned a million acres of South Florida land and achieved his goal of having a county named for him, had founded Collier West Coast Motor Lines in 1922 to further development of that county. Later, the line became Tamiami Trail Tours.continued on page 16 The slate has been wiped clean and another chapter in history begins photo by Gerri Reaves The arches still present in this 2010 photo strongly suggest those of the 1920s Mediterranean-revivalist structure that used to stand on the corner photo by Gerri Reaves The Garden Spot Restaurant and Collier West Coast Motors were but two occupants of this arched building at First and Jackson, pictured in this circa 1930s photo courtesy of the Southwest Florida Museum of History 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 THE RIVER JULY 13, 20122


3 THE RIVER JUL;Y 13, 2012 Edison Ford To Host Garden TalkThroughout the gardens at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, tropical fruits are plentiful with many typical varieties known to thrive in Florida including mangoes, avocados and starfruit; and several lesser known varieties including black sapote, Barbados cherry and lychees. Join Edison Ford horticultural staff on Saturday, July 14 at 9 a.m and learn how to plant for success and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Edison Ford Garden Talks are held the second Saturday of every month in the Garden Shoppe. Edison Ford horticultural staff instruct participants on a variety of topics relating to gardening in Southwest Florida. The Garden Talk schedule for the 2012-13 season includes: August 11 Orchid Care & Repotting September 8 Fall Edible Gardens October 13 Color Your Gardens November 10 Growing & Using Citrus December 8 Holiday Plants All Year Long January 12 Winter Edible Gardens February 9 Roses: Choosing The Right Varieties March 9 How To Harvest & Use Herbs April 13 Edisons Favorite Plant Bamboo May 11 The Secrets Of Growing Hibiscus & Gardenias June 8 Mango Season July 13 Building & Growing In Raised Bed Gardens The Edison Ford Garden Shoppe is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission is always free and parking is easy. The series is free to Edison Ford members; $5 for non-members per session. All participants receive a 20 percent discount at the Garden Shoppe. The Edison Ford Garden Shoppe offers a variety of items, gifts and services including memorial/celebration trees to commemorate a family member, event, friend or marriage; Edison heritage plants propagated in the Edison Ford Nursery; garden staff and volunteers available for gardening advice; hard-to-find tropical fruit trees and a garden blog at www. tropicalfloridagardens.org. Groups of 15 or more may call to register for customized Edison Ford Garden Talks offered throughout the year, with advance notice and subject to availability. For additional information, call 3347419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. Bonsai Society To Take Tour Of Member HomesBonsai enthusiasts and members of The Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida will hold their regular monthly meeting on Saturday, July 21 at the Support Personnel Association of Lee County (SPALC) Building, 6281 Metro Plantation Road in Fort Myers, beginning at 9 a.m. After a short business meeting, the members will form carpools and tour four bonsai sites at members homes. The final stop will be to view the collection at Wigerts Nursery in North Fort Myers. The public is invited to attend the meeting. There is no charge for attending and parking is free. Bonsai is a horticultural art of growing trees in pots. It had its origins in China and Japan. Information about bonsai and the association will be available at the meeting. Additional information about the event may be obtained by calling Greg Lignelli at 560-3275. Tropical trees and plants are located throughout the gardens at Edison Ford, including jack fruit and starfruit Starfruit Serving 11:00 am 10 pm seven days a week. Happy hour daily with a special bar menu and Live music Sunshine Seafood Cafe has a new home... Right next door!8700 Gladiolus Drive. (Winkler and Gladiolus) across the street from Sweet Bay. Reservations accepted. Party rooms for private functions. 239-489-2233.Send your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER JULY 13, 20124 From page 1Heights Community Centerof Harlem Heights to gather and grow. Education, opportunity, health and wellness and access to the arts will create pathways for selfsufficiency and community development. For more information, call 482-7706 or visit www. heightsfoundation.org. Heights Foundation board member Karin Winter with Diana Willis Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah with Heights Foundation founder and executive director Kathryn Kelly Karen Hutto, Peggy Mannix, Bill Bloomhall and Kathryn Kelly From left, Tom Schmidt, Ruthie Lohmeyer, Kindra Pinnace, Howard Wheeler and Lee County Tax Collector Larry Hart Heights Foundation staff, from left, Jim Sanger, Angela Alvarado, Laurie Stanley, Julie Workman, Kathryn Kelly, Cecilia Estrada, Melissa Brown and Lynnan Grissinger $35K Matching Donation Made To ImaginariumLipman, North Americas largest field tomato grower, has committed to donating up to $35,000 to the Imaginarium Science Center in Fort Myers. The Imaginarium Group, Inc. the nonprofit that supports the facility will be gifted a match for all donations acquired until October 28 (or until the match is satisfied). The funds will be used to make improvements to the newly named Lipman Family Courtyard, which will serve as an integral part of The Caloosahatchee Experience exhibit (currently in phase II of construction). The area will be landscaped to include native and Florida-friendly plants and a butterfly garden. We rely on support from companies like Lipman to provide funds for educational programs and exhibitions, said Matt Johnson, executive director of the Imaginarium Science Center. The nonprofit dedicated the Lipman Family Courtyard and kicked off fundraising for this project during its 2012 Cherish Gala. Once complete, the courtyard will serve as a gathering area for educational programs, special events and field-trip orientations. 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 Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


5 THE RIVER JULY 13, 2012 Fort Myers Public Art: Uncommon Friendsby Tom HallCentennial Park is located on the scenic banks of the Caloosahatchee in the northwest corner of the River District. It is a beautiful 10-acre community plaza that commemorates the first 100 years of the City of Fort Myers existence, and its centerpiece is a memorial of another kind. Called Uncommon Friends, it is a tribute to the bond shared by the citys famous winter residents, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone. While these three inventors are best known as pioneers of 20th century industry, they were best friends forever long before BFFs became entrenched in internet lexicon. They dined together, watched films in the Arcade Building on First Street together, and camped together along with a buddy by the name of James D. Newton. Newton later wrote a book about their close bonds, and he titled it Uncommon Friends. When former mayor Art Hammel hired sculptor D.J. Wilkins to make something special for our new Centennial Park, Wilkins called up Newton to see if he could name the statue he was doing the same as your book. He said hed be honored, Wilkins recounted, but I said, Youd be honoring me. To craft Uncommon Friends, Wilkins needed to combine the skills of sculptor, swimming pool contractor, plumber, electrician and landscape architect. In the reflection pool surrounding the 20-foot island occupied by the cost cast aluminum figures of the three inventors are an alligator and her five offspring, a manatee and her calf, otters, fish, frogs and a number of lily pads. The frogs and lily pads double as fountain heads, which add a pleasing auditory aspect to the overall work. The alligator was my only casualty during an otherwise uneventful fabrication process, Wilkins reminisced. I took her out of the cast and promptly dropped her. Obviously I had to start all over with her. Dedicated in 1988, Uncommon Friends is widely regarded as the sculptural symbol of the city. It was voted best public artwork by South Florida Gulf Coast Magazine. The sculptor adopted Fort Myers as his home in 1975. He came here from Kentucky because of his mother, who called Fort Myers the prettiest place shed ever seen. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to www.truetours.net. Uncommon Friends, by sculptor D.J. Wilkins, is located in Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers historic River District 11am-10pm S u n 10% OFF ONE COUPON PER TABLE Can not be used with any other offer. 18% Gratuity may be added to bill before discount. 11am 10pm, Expires July 20, 2012 FREE STEAKS


LeeTran Awarded $1.4 Million GrantLast week, LeeTran was awarded a $1.4 million Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant to help veterans and their families overcome transportation challenges. Speaking at a ceremony outside the soon-to-open VA Lee County HealthCare Center in Cape Coral, FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff said, Americas war heroes deserve a chance to support their families, participate in their communities, receive job training and get to work. Its vitally important that we remove barriers to success by making transportation available wherever our veterans choose to live, work and receive care. LeeTrans grant was one of 64 projects funded by the Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative Capital Grant Program for 2012. The total amount awarded was $29 million. In addition, Rogoff praised LeeTrans project because it assembled a strong group continued on page 24 From left, Steve Myers, Peter Rogoff and Yvette Taylor Calendar Girls Summer EventsThough every member is over age 50, the Calendar Girls Florida dance team doesnt wilt in the heat of summer. They will lend their support to seniors, kids going back to school, Elks and Baby Boomers during August. To start the month, the Calendar Girls will entertain during the Mexican Casino Fiesta at Lehigh Acres Senior Center, 219 Plaza Drive on August 2 at noon. The dance team is honored to be part of a huge Back To School extravaganza at Lakes Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers. The event runs 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on August 4. The CG perform at noon. Owners Stacey and Bill Esposito have invited the Calendar Girls to Biancas, 16251 N. Cleveland Avenue in North Fort Myers, on August 13 at 6:30 p.m. The annual Elks Christmas In August Party will take place on August 18 at 1900 Park Meadows Drive in Fort Myers. The CG will rock around the Christmas tree at 6 p.m. The dancers will help Anthonys on the Boulevard, 1303 Del Prado Blvd. in Cape continued on page 24 From left, Rita Farley, Joy Baker, Deb Watch, Marianne McSweeney, Tina Pegler, Barbie Graff, Katherine Shortlidge and Lyn Carlson 15631 San Carlos Blvd. Fort Myers 15631 San Carlos Blvd. Fort Myers Living Room Bedroom Dining Room Patio Recliners Mattresses L i i R B d LivingRoom Bedroom Furniture To Fit Your Florida Your Florida Lifestyle! Lifestyle! Family Owned & Operated Serving Lee County For Over 20 YearsSimmons Beautyrest Restonic Comfort Care 4894893311 3311 4894893311 3311 GladiolusMcGregorSummerlin Rd.San CarlosFrom SanibelFrom Ft. Myers Beach $10000 OFF$1,00000 Or MoreWith Coupon. Prior purchases excluded. Not valid with other offers. Expires 7/31/12 $5000 OFF$50000 Or MoreWith Coupon. Prior purchases excluded. Not valid with other offers. Expires 7/31/12 LARGE SELECTIONWICKER& RATTANM-F 9-6 Sat. 9-5 Sun. 11-5 www.furniture-world.net THE RIVER JULY 13, 20126


Hortoons From page 1GreaseThe entire cast shows boundless energy and skill in each of their respective numbers. The Greased Lightning number was brimming with youthful testosterone. The pre-show warm up by Kacie Phillips and RJ Magee was a definite highlight and set the mood for a trip back in time. I also loved John Ramseys rendition of Beauty School Dropout. Theres a lot to love in this show. I heard some say they thought it was the best theyve seen at Broadway Palm. But we hear that often. Playing through August 18, Grease is a real audience pleaser with its nostalgia and catchy tunes taking you back to the days of saddle shoes and poodle skirts. I remember them well. Tickets can be reserved by calling 278-4422, by visiting www. BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. The cast of Grease at Broadway Palm performs Greased Lightning From page 1Video Contestcarved from Monroe County and incorporated on May 13, 1887. 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. Family Fun RaceNext up for Parks & Recreations 125th events is the 125th Family Fun Race, planned for noon on Sunday, November 4, for canoeists, kayakers and Stand-Up Paddleboarders. The race will happen during the Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival staged along the Sanibel Causeway. For additional details, go to www.calusabluewaypaddlingfestival.com. Volunteers Needed At GOP OfficeThe 2012 Lee County Republican Victory Office is now open and seeking volunteers. The office is located in Alico Lakes Commons, 17595 South Tamiami Trail, Suite 203 in South Fort Myers. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. If interested in volunteering, call 7918857 or 850-672-4118. Greeters Club Of Greater Fort Myers MeetingLooking to make new friends and join in monthly activities? Attend the next luncheon meeting of The Greeters Club of Greater Fort Myers on Thursday, July 19 at Colonial County Club, 9181 Independence Way in Fort Myers. The program speaker is Robert Van Winkle, TV anchor and chief meteorologist for NBC-2 Cost to attend the luncheon is $18 per person, with reservations required. For more information, contact Janet Gambuzza at 454-5750 or Linda Fuller at 689-5696, or send an email to Greeters. Lunch@comcast.net. Also, check out Greeters of Fort Myers on Facebook for a list of summer activities. Hurricane QuizThe Atlantic is the busiest place on earth for tropical cyclones. FALSE: Its not even close. The Western Pacific holds the record for most storms in a year (39), the most intense storm (190 mph), the wettest (91 inches of rain) and the deadliest (with fatalities estimated at 100,000). It also has recorded storms in every month of the year, although the peak remains aligned with the Atlantic in August and September. Provided by American Shore & Beach Preservation Association. Republican Womens LuncheonRepublican candidates for Lee County Commission seats have been invited to participate in the Fort Myers Republican Womens Club monthly luncheon program on Tuesday, July 17. The candidate forum will feature the candidates providing their qualifications, then answering questions. The public is invited to attend the luncheon and the candidate forum at The Helm Club, The Landings, South Fort Myers. A social hour begins at 11:15 a.m. The noon lunch, business meeting, and candidate forum follow. The luncheon cost is $16. Reservations are required by Thursday, July 12 and may be made by contacting Tina Laurie at 489-4701. The Fort Myers Republican Womens Club is affiliated with the Florida Federation of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women. For more information about the club contact the president, Gaile Anthony, at 292-5212. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 7 THE RIVER JUL;Y 13, 2012


THE RIVER JULY 13, 20128 Along The RiverOn Friday, July 13 as part of its Wonders of Wildlife (WOW) series, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) invites the public to meet animal ambassador Trouper Lee. A blind raccoon, Trouper will be at CROW with his caretaker, Dot Lee. With a photographic PowerPoint presentation, Lee will tell Troupers amazing story, from his life-threatening head injury at eight weeks of age to becoming a certified animal ambassador for educational purposes. The presentation begins at 11 a.m. in CROWs Visitor Education Center. CROW is located at 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel. Call 472-3644, ext. 228. For more information about Trouper, go to www.trouperraccoon.com. Also on Friday, the opening reception for the annual Arts For ACT Preview Exhibit will be held at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit runs through August 8 and features more than 60 pieces of art. The event marks the 12th year that the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery has sponsored the Arts For ACT preview exhibit. Artists, galleries, organizations and businesses throughout the region join together in support of ACT, Inc. in its fight to end domestic violence. The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery is located at 8099 College Parkway Southwest at Edison College in Fort Myers. The Arts For ACT Gallery is located at 2265 First Street, in downtown Fort Myers. Call 939-2553 or go to www.actabuse.com. On Saturday, July 14, Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery presents the Fort Lauderdale Summer Bike Fest West Coast Kick-Off. The party starts at noon and features two bands, including special guest Fat Chance. Enjoy a custom motorcycle display, food and dring specials, vendors, raffle and Jgermeister giveaways presented by the Jger Girls. The casual restaurant with the fun-loving staff boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, sandwiches and entres served inside in air-conditioned comfort or outside on the expansive waterfront patio. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier. Enjoy happy hour all day, every day at Uglys. Whether you arrive by land or sea, parking for patrons of Nellies and Uglys is free. If you are traveling by boat, marine dockage is available at the Snug Harbour Marina with dock attendants assistance. The GPS coordinates are 2627.41 N 81.18 W. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery is located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach in the historic Baywalk district. It serves lunch, dinner and snacks in between from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Call 463-8077 or go to www.nervousnellies.net If youre heading out to Captiva for a bit of excitement, YOLO (You Only Live Once) Watersports provides all youll need for a day of fun in the sun. It offers waverunner rentals, parasailing trips, motor scooter rentals, bikes rentals for the entire family, beach chairs and umbrella rental, stand-up paddleboard rentals and instruction, sailboat rentals and banana boat rides. YOLO also has a full retail store which has all the goods youll need for a day at the beach including, longboard skateboards, sunglasses, momentum and freestyle watches. It now carries a full line up of GoPro HD cameras and mounts, Rainbow sandals and Peppers floating sunglasses. YOLO Watersports is located at 11534 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva. It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 472-9656 or go to www.yolowatersports.com. Meet animal ambassador Trouper and his caretaker Dot Lee at CROW on Sanibel YOLO Watersports on Captiva offers all your recreational needs 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. Send your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


9 THE RIVER JUL;Y 13, 2012 Heights Foundation Seeks Donations For School Supply Outreach ProgramThe Heights Foundation is seeking businesses, churches and organizations to provide school supplies for the foundations annual outreach program. The August 2 event provides supplies for nearly 400 low-income children living in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. Our goal is to ensure that every child has the necessary supplies to succeed in school, said Julie Workman, director of programs and community outreach for the Heights Foundation. The poverty rate for children in Harlem Heights is more than twice the county average. Many parents cannot provide all the things their student will need. We want to send children back to school ready to learn. The Heights Foundation also has a wish list that groups can complete. We are looking for organizations whose members can band together to meet the need, she added. A local church can hold a drive to provide all the pencils we need, a business or philanthropic organization may be able to provide backpacks for all of the children. Businesses, churches or organizations interested in participating can contact Julie Workman at 482-7706 or Julie@heightsfoundation.org. All donations are tax deductible. Monetary donations can be made online at www.heightsfoundation.org/get-involved. Children from the Harlem Heights neighborhood receive school supplies from The Heights Foundation Rainy Days At Edison & Ford Winter EstatesThe Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Southwest Florida is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., rain or shine. Summer weather can be unpredictable and the Edison Ford is enjoyed by all ages, even in rainy conditions. Every day, the 15,000-square-foot, air-conditioned museum is open, filled with inventions, artifacts and archives. Galleries include, Into The Wild: Camping Adventures with Edison, Ford & Friends; Smithsonian Institutes Edison After Forty; Music, Movies & Dance; and much more. Regular hands-on museum demonstrations of Edison inventions are led by Edison Ford historians. Visitors can also tour the newly-restored Edison Botanic Research Laboratory. Tours of the homes and gardens continue throughout the day unless thunder is present, and until it passes visitors can explore the museum, watch a film in the movie galleries, participate in handson demonstrations and tour the Edison Botanic Research Laboratory. For additional information, call 3347419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. The Edison Ford Museum open daily, rain or shine offers hands-on museum demonstrations throughout the day If our seafood were any fresher, If our seafood were any fresher, we would be serving it under water. we would be serving it under water. THE LAZY FLAMINGO THE LAZY FLAMINGOBeautiful Downtown Santiva 6520-C Pine Avenue 472-5353 472-5353 LAZY FLAMINGO 3 LAZY FLAMINGO 316501 Stringfellow Road Bokeelia 283-5959 283-5959 LAZY FLAMINGO 2 LAZY FLAMINGO 2Beautiful Downtown Sanibel 1036 Periwinkle Way 472-6939 472-6939 LAZY FLAMINGO 4 LAZY FLAMINGO 412951 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers 476-9000 476-9000 DAILY DAILY LUNCH LUNCH SPECIALS SPECIALS H H b-t H H b-t pm pm n :bf-r n :bf-r Dr D .tf Dr P .ff Dr D .tf Dr P .ff A grateful student shows off his new backpack


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 Adult Discussion Classes: 9-10 AM Countdown to Worship (praise music): 10:10 AM Amazing Grace Worship: 10:30 AM 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 ST. 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. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Religious School Sunday morning Web site: www.tjswfl.org Preschool director: JoAnn Goldman email templejudeapreschool@gmail.com 433-0201, Web site: www.tjswfl.orgcontinued on page 11THE RIVER JULY 13, 201210


11 THE RIVER JUL;Y 13, 2012 From page 10Churches/TemplesAffiliated: 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. Capes Chorale Barbershop Chorus Continues With Community Servicesubmitted by Jim BurgLast week, the Cape Coral Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society presented a check for $1,000 to the Pediatric Speech Therapy Unit of the Lee Memorial Health System. The check was presented to Ali Levine, development associate foundation for the Lee Memorial Health System by Cape Chorale president Denny Bowers and VP of marketing Jim Burg. This marks the 12th year of contributions now totaling over $28,000 which the Cape Chorale Chorus has provided out of the proceeds of its annual Singing Valentines program. Community service is a tangible result of the chorus members meeting weekly at the Tony Rotino Senior Center in Cape Coral for an evening of fellowship, song and pure enjoyment. Competitive singing adds to the excitement of their hobby as the men recently garnered fifth place among the state of Florida competing choruses at the annual state convention. The year prior, the group were awarded two trophies, one for being best in its plateau and another as most improved chorus. The chorus annual public events are very popular, October Cabaret show at the Cape Coral Yacht Club, and the February concerts at the Island Coast High School auditorium. In addition, the chorus and its several quartets frequently perform at community and Country Club events, the Cape Coral farmers market, baseball games at Hammond and JetBlue ballparks and annual Holiday singing at local hospitals. The 50-man chorus range in age from 18 to mid-80s, who all share a love of the four-part a capella barbershop music. Members come from locations as scattered as Alva to Pine Island and Punta Gorda to Bonita Springs. If you enjoy singing, guests are always welcome at rehearsals Monday evenings at 6:45 p.m. in the Rotino Center, 5817 Driftwood Parkway in Cape Coral. For further information on the chorus, event tickets, a calendar of events or to schedule an appearance by the chorus or a quartet is available by calling Jim Burg at 855-425-3631. Also, visit their website at www.CapeChorale.org. Cape Chorales check presentation to The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida New Play Contest Fundraiser July 21Theatre Conspiracy announced that it will host its third annual New Play Contest Fundraiser on Saturday, July 21 starting at 7 p.m. at the Foulds Theatre in Fort Myers. The evening will consist of a preshow reception featuring food, wine and drink, following the reception there will be selected readings from the top three plays of Theatre Conspiracys New Play Contest. After the readings, there will be a talk-back with producing artistic director Bill Taylor and the audience will vote for their pick as winner of the contest. Pending rights availability Theatre Conspiracys 2012-13 season will also be announced that night. Theatre Conspiracy received 311 entries from across the United States and Canada. The top three plays that will be presented are: The Picture Of Dorian Grey by Marsha Lee Sheiness A stage adaptation of Oscar Wildes, a tale of an extraordinarily handsome, empty young man who desperately wishing to stay young forever sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty. After Dorians friend, Basil Hallward, paints a life-sized portrait of him, the decadent Lord Henry convinces Dorian that youth and beauty are the only things worth having; that experiencing all of lifes myriad sensations of sensual pleasures and pain without regard to moral consequence is the only thing that makes life worth living. He warns Dorian that when one grows old and and ugly, the true pleasures of life are over. Dorian makes a fatal wish: that he remain young and the portrait shall age. The Language Of Flowers by Gavin Kayner Lovers of language will find lots to love in this new work! Two sisters, one who escapes by writing letters, the other with a baby doll of a daughter she looks after. Its the dead of night. There is a knock at the door. All hell breaks loose. Tower Of Magic by Tess Light Sue McFate is finding it difficult to announce her engagement. For one thing, her family has never once heard she has a boyfriend. For another, her intended husband doesnt even know her real name. Sue has come home to make the problematic announcement, but finds herself stymied when she realizes that her fianc, Felix, will be a huge disappointment to her family. Tickets are $50 and include a ticket to the winning production, scheduled for October 2012. To make a reservation, call Theatre Conspiracys box office at 936-3239. Author To Address Gulf Coast WritersAuthor, speaker and entrepreneur Elizabeth Huntoon Coursen will address the Gulf Coast Writers Association on Saturday, July 21 at 10 a.m. The presentation will take place at Freedom Hall, Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Road in Fort Myers. Coursen will share the steps necessary to organize and implement an effective, efficient book tour. The focus of this event is to provide authors whether traditionally published or self-published with practical tools they can use themselves. Coursen, whose second book tour has mushroomed into a 107-event, fivestate book tour that is now in its second year, believes that a book tour is one of the most powerful tools any serious author can have in his (or her) marketing arsenal, and Im looking forward to sharing my knowledge with other authors and aspiring authors. Coursen is the author of Brunswick and Bowdoin College, The Complete Biography Workbook, Self-Editing for the Self-Published Author, Having Fun and Wish You Were Here: An Illustrated History of the Postcard in Florida. Admission to the meeting, which includes lunch, is $3 for GCWA members and $5 for non-members. First time guests are admitted free. For additional information on the Gulf Coast Writers Association, visit www.gulfwriters.org. For more information on the July 21 meeting, send an email to Joe Pacheco at sanibeljoe@comcast.net. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER JULY 13, 201212 Blind Pass Dredging To Start This Weekby Capt. Matt MitchellOur regular summertime weather pattern is finally here hot, sticky, calm mornings followed by blazing heat, then giving way to afternoon thunderstorms. Getting out early or late to avoid the baking mid-day sun and fast-building storms is without a doubt the best way to go. Choose the best stage of the tide for what species of fish you plan to target. Summertime pass action has been great, with just about any species of fish you would want to catch being in or close to our passes. The catch-and-release snook action has been best on the lower stages of the tide, with a few redfish and trout in the mix, too. Moving out into the deeper water in the passes produced all sizes of gag grouper, with some keepers in the mix along with mangrove snapper and sharks. During just about any period of the tide, you can find something happening in the passes just switch from fishing the edges to fishing the deeper areas. Floating grass in the sound is making fishing some places almost impossible to fish. These big rafts of floating sea grass are a normal thing but can be tough to deal with as it tangles around just about everything. Several times this week, I had to forego certain areas as the grass was so thick. Shark fishing in the sound is as good as ever, with small blacktips being found just about everywhere in open water. Anchoring up with a chum bag tied off the back of the boat on any deeper grass flat will have these hard fighters bouncing off the boat in no time at all. I enjoy putting clients on these three-foot speedsters on light spinning gear. I rig my trout/ redfish rods with a twoto three-foot piece of 40to 50-pound leader, a float and 5/0 circle hook. Once the sharks show up, a live pinfish with the tail cut off will have them circling the bait right on the surface before moving in for an easy meal. Blacktip sharks although far from a glamour species make fast runs, quick changes of direction and often jump clear out of the water. They are a very underrated fish that is easy to catch all summer long. They often hang out on the surface when in the feeding mode, which adds a visual element to this fishery. When fishing slows during the heat of the day, these sharks always seem to cooperate. The dredging of Blind Pass should be getting under way this week. Although the little pass between Sanibel and Captiva is still open and offers some of the fastest moving current and best fishing in our area, dredging it to make sure it stays open for another winter is a awesome thing. Im am not a fan though of the beach renourishment they plan on doing with the sand that is removed as it simply buries all the sea life at the edge of the shoreline. Once you start changing the natural angle of a beach, its a neverending project. What makes our beaches so desirable is the slow slope white sand and series of sandbars that, once a beach is renourished, are gone forever. These beach renourishments over the years are the reason Blind Pass keeps closing up. Keeping the pass open is a great thing for the middle sound, Roosevelt Channel and Dinkins Boyou. Having it stay open gives us a much better flush of water, helping keep the bay cleaner and healthier in the long run.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. Hunter Jolly with a Redfish Pass redfish caught with Capt. Matt Mitchell ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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This years 46-day state season, which is the same as the 2012 federal recreational red snapper season in the Gulf of Mexico, was set in May at a meeting of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The season was extended at the end of June, because bad weather led to decreased fishing opportunities. The season started on June 1. Florida state waters in the Gulf extend from shore to nine nautical miles; federal waters extend beyond that line to 200 nautical miles. More information about red snapper fishing is available online at www.MyFWC.com/Fishing (click on Saltwater, Recreational Regulations and then Gulf Red Snapper). Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


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THE RIVER JULY 13, 201214 Plant SmartNorfolk Island Pineby Gerri ReavesNorfolk Island pine (Araucaria heterophylla) can reach an impressive 200 feet in height and develop a base of up to 18 feet in its native habitat of guess where? Norfolk Island north of New Zealand. Thank goodness it usually reaches no more than 80 to 100 feet in South Florida, for this is not a tree you want near your property in a strong wind storm or hurricane. The tree has a propensity to lean and/ or develops a split trunk. This top-heavy giant then becomes a threat to property. Large surface roots can be a problem near paving or building foundations, and branch litter from wind is a maintenance concern. Many of the Norfolk Island pines seen in South Florida landscapes began as small container plants, often adorable tabletop Christmas trees that were subsequently planted outside. Years later, those former little ornamentals can result in a hefty tree-removal bill for property owners. Much of the trees aesthetic appeal is the symmetrical pyramidal or columnar structure. Tiers of five branches line the trunk every couple of feet or so. The triangular branches are densely packed with fine-textured over-lapping dark-green leaves. Given the trees South Pacific origins, its no surprise that it evolved very high salt tolerance, another reason for its popularity in South Florida. The tree produces insignificant catkins of flowers, cylindrical male cones and almost spherical female cones. Not a true pine at all, it resembles a spruce or fir. It adapts to a range of soil and moisture conditions, thrives in full sun and suffers no pests in his non-native habitat. Sources: Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau, floridata.com, and ifas.ufl.edu. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Branches covered in soft scale-like overlapping leaves made this evergreen a popular ornamental photos by Gerri Reaves This leaning Norfolk Island pine could pose a threat to nearby structures in strong winds Caring For Your PlantsSummer Is Our Growing Seasonby Justen DobbsWe have one of the best growing climates in the United States due to our close proximity to the equator. During summer, Southwest Florida receives the majority of its rain, lightening, heat and humidity all conducive to rapid plant growth and optimal health. The only state that has a longer growing season than us is Hawaii. Southwest Florida receives an average of 55 inches of rain per year and has average summer temperatures of 70 to 90 degrees F. In addition to the amount of rain is the quality of our rain. Did you know our lightning storms actually add nitrogen to our rainwater and nitrogen is beneficial for plant appearance and health? Rain is the best form of water for plants because it is pure H2O. City water contains trace chemicals such as chlorine and fluoride and well water contains sulfur and other contaminants. This is why many Floridians keep a rainwater collector bin at their house in order to store rainwater for future use on landscape plants. This is generally a good practice, but make sure your collector tank isnt breeding additional mosquitoes as well. During winter, plants and trees generally go into a hibernation mode, meaning they conserve water, grow more slowly, and dont uptake as many nutrients. When our temperature dips below 50 degrees F, a large number of our tropical and sub-tropical plants actually stop photosynthesizing. While this does not necessarily cause immediate damage to the plant, it can negatively affect the plants health if the cold is prolonged. Conversely, when our temperatures are in the low 90s and our humidity is high, cell reproduction and nutrient uptake are at their peak in most plants. This is the best time to apply liquid and granular fertilizers, pot-up plants into larger containers, or plant your container plants in the ground. With regard to the health of plants, specifically their leaves, there are some drawbacks to being so close to the equator. Our Southwest Florida summer sun is the harshest in the nation! At times, it is even stronger here than in Miami and the Keys due to atmospheric conditions, moisture, etc. You may notice the fronds on your palm trees or leaves on your small ornamental plants become pale or even brown during summer. The best way to combat this is to make sure they are receiving plenty of rain water and/or irrigation in addition to good fertilizer. This will strengthen the plant or trees immune system and prevent sun burn. Another health issue some palm trees run into during summer is rot in their growth point where new leaves emerge. Some desert and Mediterranean palms we grow prefer to have a dry head and our constant summer rains can sometimes create soggy conditions which may lead to death. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to prevent this except try a more tropical species instead. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. Lightning during rain storms is actually beneficial to our plant life


15 THE RIVER JUL;Y 13, 2012 July Is Family Gardening MonthThe Alliance GreenMarket has been a forum for sustainable gardening practices and local growers and artisans for more than three years. Throughout the month of July, the focus will turn to getting younger family members initiated into the rhythms, skills and fun of growing their own food. They offer a great chance for kids to learn firsthand that food isnt manufactured, but a living thing that needs to be nurtured. The weekly Free Family Gardening Workshops will be taught by professional, organic growers and gardeners. All ages are welcome to participate in the hands-on plantings, and there will be other age-appropriate projects like painting rain barrels and creating the raised beds used in the workshops. Parents are welcome to participate with their kids. All presentations start at 9:30 a.m. and will last about two hours. No registration is required. Be sure children wear hats, comfortable clothes and sunblock. Family Gardening Month kicks off on Saturday, July 7 when GreenMarket manager Santiago De Choch will introduce visitors to Gardening For Food In Small Spaces, like yards and even balconies. Hell discus best locations, soil mixes, growing seasons and other basics. A raised bed will be planted, and children will get to take seedlings home to try to put their new skills to the test. On Saturday, July 14, landscape designer and plant specialist Kara Alfaros workshop will focus on the benefits of native plants, and the hands-on work will be creating a native butterfly garden. On Saturday, July 21, Todd Roy, the master gardener at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, will present a workshop on Tropical Fruit Trees In The Landscape, including citrus, mangoes, bananas and more. Finally on Saturday, July 28, the Unruly Gardener, Millisa Bell, will lead the group through an exploration of Herb Garden options. The Free Family Garden Workshops are made possible with generous support of the Rotary Club of Fort Myers. For more information, contact Santiago De Choch at 939-2787 or greenmarket@artinlee.org. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Kara Alfaro Millisa Bell Santiago De Choch Todd Roy Downtown Fort Myers Urban Birding TourOn Friday, July 20, many folks will flock to downtown Fort Myers for live bands at Music Walk, while a group of the Audubon of Southwest Florida (ASWF) members will simultaneously be in search of music of a different kind the chirp of the purple martin. ASWF is hosting a free urban birding field trip in Fort Myers. This two-part journey through the historic downtown district will connect participants to the vivid history of the area and an informational session on landscaping and wildlife of the city. The urban birding program will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Fountain of the Three Friends as participants embark on a historical and architectural walking tour of downtown Fort Myers. The tour will conclude at the Fountain of the Three Friends at 6:30 p.m. This will be followed by a twilight urban birding tour, which ends at the mahoganies on Main Street in search of Southwest Floridas amazing birds. According to ASWF board member Wayne Daltry, the group hopes to spot a purple martin swirl. The urban birding tour departs from the Fountain of the Three Friends at 7 p.m. The tour will be conducted by, Roger Clark of Lee County, landscape architect Joe Beck and historian/ Audubon past president Gerri Reaves. Registration is not required, although an RSVP is encouraged through the groups Facebook page: search Audubon of Southwest Florida. Recommended attire and equipment includes a shading hat, cotton clothes, good footwear, binoculars and a camera. No tour will be held if rainy conditions are prevailing. For more information, contact Carla Ulakovic at 826-8160. Local Waters/ Local Charts Class Offeredsubmitted by Cdr. Mary SmelterThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be offering the popular Local Waters/Local Charts class on Saturday, July 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class is directed towards new boaters and boaters new to the area as well as those wishing to learn chart reading. It will provide the boater with some of the basics of navigation, oriented to the Fort Myers area. Students will be using chart 11427, and participants must bring this chart to class. Optional On-The-Water training is also offered at a later date; check with the class instructor for details. The cost of the class is $40 per person. 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17 THE RIVER JUL;Y 13, 2012 Brand New Two-Man Stage Play Dramatizes The Early History Of A.A.The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. presents the new hit stage play, Pass It On: An Evening with Bill W. & Dr. Bob. This unique, inspirational and often hilarious theatrical production celebrates sobriety and serves as the centerpiece of a nationwide recovery education project raising awareness about the solution to Americas number one public health issue alcoholism and addiction. Pass It On has created excitement among audiences and recovery communities all over the United States, Canada and around the globe. This two-man show is produced by Unflappable Recovery Entertainment, NYC and will be performed in Fort Myers for a limited engagement of four performances from July 27 through 29, sponsored by Theater Conspiracy at the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard. All seats are only $20 and are a donation to The Y.A.N.A. Club of Fort Myers and NCADD, Inc. Pass It On: An Evening with Bill W. & Dr. Bob is staged as if you are at an old time recovery meeting with the beloved co founders of Alcoholics Anonymous as the keynote speakers. They tell their stories, share their experience, strength and hope, dramatize key events such as their legendary drinking sprees and the extraordinary night they met in Akron Ohio in 1935. Bill W. and Dr. Bob regale the audience with fascinating and hilarious yarns about the early history of A.A., including writing andcontinued on page 24 Gary Kimble and Richard Springle Psycho Surfers At Lab Theaterby Di SaggauWhen I heard Psycho Beach Party was a combination of Gidget, Mommie Dearest and The Three Faces of Eve, I knew this was going to be a most unusual comedy. Now showing at Laboratory Theater of Florida, its a hoot and a half. The timeframe is 1962 and Chicklet (Chris Cooper), a shy teenager who loves surfing asks the Great Kanaka, (Guadalupe Cavazos, Jr.) a killer surfer dude, if hell teach her. One of the highlights of the show is when the entire bunch mimes surfing the waves. Unfortunately, Chicklets mother says no to her daughters surfing dreams. Mom (Kenneth Cosmo Ruisi) plays the role with great Mommie Dearest flair. Hes downright scary. Poor Chicklet is heartbroken and her multiple personalities start to surface. Cooper shows marvelous skill as he switches from a shy teen to a femme fatale, and numerous other characters. The rest of the beach bums add to the hilarity. Starcat, (Kahlil Deweever) a handsome lad with six pack abs, has left college to pursue surfing. Marvel Ann, (Monisha Holmes), a gorgeous gal who is out to find a man, quickly sinks her claws into Starcat. Berdine (Ashley Graziano) is Chicklets best friend and talks a mile a minute while entering everything in her diary. Yo Yo (Chris Hughes) and Provoloney (Christopher Michael Ortiz) are close friends who end up being even closer friends. Bettina (Caitlynn Crawford) is a frustrated movie star who is tired of being exploited, so she joins the surfer crowd. Playing two small roles is Haylee Mixon as Nicky and Dee Dee. Written by Charles Busch, the dialogue in Psycho Beach Party is clever and amusing. When Chicklet says Im hopeless, Im built just like a boy, it obviously brings laughs, because he is one. And corny as it is, I loved the line Theres more to Chicklet than you realize, shes like two Chicklets in one. As the play draws to a close, we learn the reason behind her multiple personalities. Psycho Beach Party is directed by Gary Obeldobel and it makes for a fun experience. It continues on July 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28, with performances at 8 p.m. at the Laboratory Theater of Florida, 1634 Woodford Avenue, on the corner of Second Street and Woodford in downtown Fort Myers. For tickets, visit www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com or call 218-0481. Be sure to check out the outstanding new season at Lab Theater. Effortless Hurricane Protection For Your Home Effortless Hurricane Protection For Your Home Take Advantage of the Bene ts of Take Advantage of the Bene ts of Aluminum Impact Windows and Doors Aluminum Impact Windows and Doors 99.9% UV Protection 99.9% UV Protection Noise Reduction Noise Reduction /7 Security /7 Security Energy Ef cient Energy Ef cientCalm Before the Storm Rebate Program $100 Rebate $100 Rebate for Every Door $20 Rebate $20 Rebate for Every Window Manufacturers Rebate Expires Sept 30 2012 We Meet or Beat All Competitors Written Estimates 239.267.5858www.WindowsPlusLLC.com Manufacturers Rebate Expires Manufacturers Rebate Expires We Meet or Beat All C ors W Competito s W WeMeetorBeatAll mpeti a tit torBeat e WeMeetorBeatAllC C o ompetito o r m MeetorBeatA o o B o o orB p WeMee e eetorBe W W W WeM rBeat A r p B B i C We Meet or Beat All Competitors W www.Wi n SWFL Window and Door SpecialistWindows Plus Visit Our Showroom at 10831 Sunset Plaza Circle #107 Fort Myers FL 33908 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER JULY 13, 201218 A Disastrous First-Half Season For The Red Sox And Twinsby Ed FrankWhen the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins left here following spring training, even the most cynical baseball fans did not envision the miserable first-half season both teams encountered. Boston was considered a legitimate contender in the alwaystough American League Eastern Division, and Minnesota certainly would improve over their disastrous 99-loss season a year ago. But as the Major Leagues took a four-day break this week for the annual All-Star Game, Boston tied for last place in the AL East with a 43-43 record trailed their hated rival, the New York Yankees, by 9 1/2 games after dropping three of four to the Yankees last weekend. Already, the doubters are questioning whether Bobby Valentine was the right choice as Red Sox manager. As for the Twins, who recently had a five-game winning streak and are 6-4 in the last 10 games, they entered the All-Star break at 36-49, dead last in the AL Central. They are 11 games back of the first-place Chicago White Sox, and only Seattle has a poorer record in the American League. The pundits can come up with all kinds of reasons for the poor showing of the two teams, but you need only look at one basic statistic pitching for the principal reason. Boston pitching, with a team ERA of 4.22, is 21st among the 30 Major League teams. And Minnesota pitching is 29th of 30, with a whopping 4.86 ERA. The collapse of Twins pitching is bewildering when you consider that up until last year, they normally ranked near the top in both starting and relief pitching. Three of the last four years, they have selected pitchers as No. 1 picks in the draft, so perhaps improvement is on the horizon. Despite the poor first-half, there are some positives for the Twins from these first 85 games. Joe Mauer has returned to his All-Star status after last years injury-plagued year. He is fourth in the American League with a .326 batting average and was named to this years All-Star team. Outfielder Josh Willingham, who was acquired in the off-season, has proven to be an effective cleanup hitter and Ben Revere, who played for the Fort Myers Miracle in the 2009, can hit. Clearly, injuries have decimated the Red Sox. At one time or another in the first three months of the season, they were without three starting pitchers, their closer, left fielder, center fielder, second baseman and two relievers. Then just last week, Dustin Pedroia, the Red Sox most valuable player, went on the DL with an injured thumb. Jacoby Ellsbury, the runner-up form the American League Most Valuable Player Award last year, has missed almost three months with a shoulder injury. And the Red Sox injury list goes on and on. The Red Sox Nation, however, should not lose hope. Phil Rogers, the respected baseball writer for the Chicago Tribune, selected Boston as the team likely to have a hot second-half. Heres what he wrote this week: The Red Sox will rebound. Playing for Bobby Valentine is never easy, but thats because he pushes his teams. Im a believer, and I think Boston fans will see what I mean when July turns to August and the Red Sox start getting healthy. It may take a trade or two the bullpen is an area of concern but the Red Sox are going to step it up after a chaotic, disappointing first half. Lets hope hes right. Miracle .500 In Second Half The Class A Fort Myers Miracle baseball team began the week with a 9-9 record in the seasons second half, just two games out of first place in the Florida State Leagues South Division. The Miracle are home at Hammond Stadium beginning Sunday for four games against the Dunedin Blue Jays. Sundays first pitch is at 4:05 p.m., the Monday and Tuesday games at 7:05 p.m. and a Wednesday matinee at 12:05 p.m. Lehigh Parks Tennis Courts RenovatedThe tennis courts at Lee County Parks & Recreations Veterans Park in Lehigh Acres have a new, improved look and feel. Nearly $20,000 of improvements were completed this week at the four tennis courts at the park, 55 Homestead Road South in Lehigh. Sunland Paving Company resurfaced the courts and added permanent QuickStart lines for kids tennis. A few court amenities werealso added, including new benches. The $19,508 project was funded partially through a grant from the U.S. Tennis Associations Facility Assistance Program. Lee County Parks & Recreation funded the remainder of the project. For directions to Veterans Park, visit www.leeparks.org or call 369-1521. For local USTA and tennis information, email info@LCCTA.com or call 565-5300. Rays Vs. Indians Baseball Bus Trip To St. PetersburgJoin the Sanibel Recreation Center and friends on Thursday, July 19 for a day with the Tampa Bay Rays. Cost is $30 for your game ticket and transportation to and from game. Game time is 12:10 p.m. against the Cleveland Indians at Tropicana Field. Purchase your tickets at the Rec Center by Wednesday, July 11. This event is open to everyone. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Game day itinerary: Departing at 9 a.m. from the Sanibel Recreation Center, 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road Arriving around 11:30 a.m. at Tropicana Field 12:10 p.m. First pitch Kids run the bases post game Bring a bag lunch Returning to the Rec Center by 6:30 p.m. For more information, call the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 or visit www.mysanibel.com. Comment On Big Hickory Island Preserve PlanBig Hickory Island Preserve, located south of Fort Myers Beach and north of Bonita Beach, has a stewardship plan the public can view and offer input. The Big Hickory Island Preserve Land Stewardship Plan will be the topic of discussion at a 6 p.m. meeting on Tuesday, August 7 at the Bonita Springs Public Library. The plan called a land stewardship plan is the product of Lee County Parks and Recreation Land Stewardship staff. The plan describes the preserves, the resource-based recreation proposed and maintenance that is planned. After public review, the plan will be presented to the Lee County Board of County Commissioners for approval. The stewardship plan is available for review until August 7 at the Bonita Springs Public Library, 26876 Pine Avenue in Bonita Springs, and at the Fort Myers Beach Library, 2755 Estero Blvd. in Fort Myers Beach, as well as at www.leeparks.org under facilities>preserves>other preserves>Big Hickory Island Preserve. The meetings address is Bonita Springs Public Library, 26876 Pine Avenue. Written comments are encouraged and can be given at the meeting, online or through the mail.For more information, contact Terry Cain at caintb@leegov.com or 707-3015.


19 THE RIVER JUL;Y 13, 2012 1101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 www.engelvoelkers.com/Sanibel ENGEL & VLKERSFor Showings please call Isabella Rasi: 239-246-4716 South Seas ResortExquisite 2BR/2BA at Lands End. Waterviews from every room. Brand new contemporary interior.$1,299,000 www.southseasresortlandsend1637.com East End Retail CenterNewly renovated retail center with high visibility on Periwinkle toward Lighthouse beach. $1,399,000 Baked Florida Grouper with Lime Cilantro Butter 4 six-ounce grouper fillets 1/2 cup unsalted butter 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped 1/4 cup lime juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 pinch freshly ground pepper 2 tablespoons grated lime or lemon zest Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Put the fillets in a greased baking dish. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; add next seven ingredients. Stir to blend and pour lime butter over fillets. Sprinkle grated rinds evenly over the top. Bake for 15 minutes until cooked through and meat flakes easily with a fork. Yields four servings Nutritional Value Per Serving Calories 364, Calories From Fat 219, Total Fat 25g, Saturated Fat 15g, Trans Fatty Acid 1g, Cholesterol 124mg, Total Carbohydrates 1g, Protein 33g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.5g. Baked Florida Grouper with Lime Cilantro Butter The Great American Chili Cook-Off To Benefit Harry Chapin Food BankChefs (or presumed chefs) are invited to participate in the third annual Great American Chili Cook-Off on Sunday, July 22 at the Pink Shell Beach Resort and Spa in Fort Myers Beach. The contest is being sponsored by the Southwest Florida Chapter of the American Culinary Federation. The contest will be limited to a maximum of 30 teams or individuals. $40 will be charged for each chili entrant. Teams or individuals will be permitted to set up starting at 11 a.m. There will be a cooks meeting at 2 p.m. The event is open to the public, beginning at 4 p.m. The public is encouraged to bring cash, canned and dry food as a donation to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Both a peoples choice and most unique award will be voted on by the public. All chili must be prepared on site from scratch with natural ingredients. Cooks must bring a printed recipe card. Specific guidelines and registration may be obtained by contacting Chef Craig at 463-8613 or cpanneton@pinkshell.com. Judging starts at 5 p.m. and will consist of the following qualities: aroma, consistency, color, taste and aftertaste. Prizes will be awarded as follows: 1st place medal and $200 cash, 2nd place medal and $100 cash, and 3rd place medal and $50 cash. Both the peoples choice and most unique will receive medals. The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribution to families in need through a network of nonprofit agencies in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties, who provide food to more than 30,000 people monthly. Over 1 million pounds of food are distributed monthly. Additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, contact 334-7007 or go to www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. Email editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER JULY 13, 201220 Financial FocusA Lineup Of Investment Moves Worth Consideringby Jennifer BaseyThis week, Major League Baseballs All-Star Game was held in Kansas City. Whether you were rooting for the American or National League, you no doubt admired the ability and athleticism exhibited by these tremendous ballplayers. Of course, any all-star team is made up of players who bring different talents to the game. And this same approach of combining a collection of skills toward one common effort can be found in other endeavors, one of which is investing. Here, then, is one possible lineup of investment moves to consider: Diversify All investments have both benefits and risks. As an investor, your goal is to help maximize the benefits and minimize the risks, and one of the best ways to do this is by diversifying your money across a range of assets. Diversifying can help you reduce the impact of market volatility that might affect your portfolio if all your money was tied up in one particular asset class, and that asset went through a down period. Keep in mind, though, that diversification by itself cannot guarantee profits or protect against loss. Rebalance Even without your taking significant actions, your portfolio can evolve in ways that may not be to your liking. For example, if some of your more aggressive investments appreciate greatly, they may eventually constitute a larger percentage of your holdings than you had planned and in doing so, elevate your overall risk level. To prevent this from happening, you should meet with your financial advisor periodically to rebalance your portfolio. Seek Quality Many people latch onto hot investments, only to be disappointed when they cool off. Instead seek quality vehicles, the ones that generally lose the least ground when the market is down and recover more quickly when the market rallies. When you invest in stocks, for instance, look for those companies that have strong management teams, competitive products and good business models. When you purchase bonds, look for those with high ratings from the independent rating agencies. Stay Invested Its tempting to take a breather from investing when the financial markets are volatile. But if you stay on the investment sidelines, you may miss out on the beginning of the next market rally. If youve built a diversified portfolio of quality vehicles, it may be easier to stay invested. Know Your Risk Tolerance If you find yourself constantly fretting about the markets ups and downs, to the extent that your worries are affecting the quality of your life, you may have a portfolio thats unsuited to your risk tolerance. Conversely, if youre dissatisfied with the growth of your investments, you may be investing too cautiously, which could be a concern when youre striving to reach long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement. Ultimately, theres no one right way for everyone to invest, but you do need to match your portfolios composition with your individual risk tolerance and time horizon. Your financial advisor can help your find the lineup of investment moves that is right for you. Put it to work soon. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. The Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida is proud to announce the addition of new members to their board of directors. The new board members were chosen for their dedication to the community and its children. New inductees to the board include: Jane Lane, attorney and mediator with Private Mediation/Arbitration Services in Fort Myers is Florida Supreme Court certified for civil, family, dependency mediation and arbitration. She is also the program manager and director for RMFMP, 20th Judicial Circuit. Her past community involvements include Lee County Alliance for the Arts, Florida Repertory Theatre, Art of the Olympians Foundation, Fort Myers Womens Community Club Advisory Board and the Girls Going Places Entrepreneurial Program. Ms. Lane serves as a representative for Lee County. Dr. Gillian Ward, a licensed psychologist in England, has a special interest in children from low income and at risk families. Since coming to the United States, she has been working with Mary Ellen Frazier, Psy.D, of Naples. She is currently a mental health professional member of the Tri-County Critical Incident Stress Management Team, providing services to public service workers in the tri-county area of Lee, Hendry and Charlotte counties. Ms. Ward serves as a representative for Collier County. Javier I. Rosado, PhD of the Florida State University College of Medicine provides clinical behavioral health services for children and families for a broad range of psychological problems including medical adherence difficulties, weight management, and early childhood issues. He has personally designed and implemented training programs for medical students on a variety of behavioral health topics. His past community involvements include membership with the American Psychological Association, Florida Psychological Association and the National Latina/o Psychological Association. Aida Barnhart, housing director for Hendry County, serves as the representative for the Hendry County Board of County Commissions. Ms. Barnharts past community involvements include the position of vice president, ways and means for the Hendry Glades Homeless Coalition, member of the Community Action Task Force for Affordable Housing Hendry County and member of the board of directors Beta Sigma Phi for the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Heather Singleton is the faith based child care provider representative. She is the co-director of New Life Assembly Academy in Lehigh Acres, a Christian preschool operated as a ministry on the campus of New Life Assembly of God. Her past community involvements include the Father Anglim Academy, Boy Scouts of America and Employee Activities Committee. The Early Learning Coalition also welcomed the following Executive Officer board members for 2012: Gerry Poppe, CFO of Waterman Broadcasting Corporation, was recently elected to be vice chair of the board. He has served on a variety of boards including The United Way of Southwest Florida, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, Rotary Club of South Fort Myers, Zion Lutheran Church and the American Cancer Society. Joe Paterno, executive director of the Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board, Inc., has served on the Early Learning Coalitions board since 1998. He was recently elected to serve as Board Secretary for 2012. His past community involvements include the Florida Workforce Development Association, American Red Cross, Kiwanis Club of Naples, Junior Achievement and The Partners in Education Council. Peter Seif, president of Synergy Networks, was elected as board treasurer for 2012. He has served as a board member and finance committee member since November 1990. His community involvements include the Childrens Advocacy Center and the Rotary Club of South Fort Myers. Current board member Jill Turner was approved for a second term on the board. She is CEO for the Childrens Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida that serves abused, neglected and highrisk children and their families. She has been a board member with the Early Learning Coalition for four years and serves as the chair of the bylaws/nominations committee and a member of the executive committee. The remaining board of director members serving this past year include John Remington (chair), Elaine Schaeffer, Jeanne LaFountain, Colleen Gallagher, Dan England, Dr. Joan Colfer, Mike DAmico, Joseph Gammons, Jodi Jacoby, Leslie Moguil, Trina Puddefoot and Veronica Vega. Dr. Kathleen Reynolds serves as the CEO of the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida, For more information, visit www.elcofswfl.org or call 267-4105. Back row from left: Dr. Javier Rosado, Heather Singleton, Dr. Gillian Ward, Elaine Schaeffer, Jane Lane, Jeanne LaFountain, Colleen Gallagher, Aida Barnhart and Dan England. Front row from left: Kathleen Reynolds (CEO), Gerry Poppe (board vice chair), John Remington, (chair), Peter Seif (treasurer) and Joe Paterno (secretary). Board members absent from photo: Dr. Joan Colfer, Mike DAmico, Joseph Gammons, Jodi Jacoby, Leslie Moguil, Trina Puddefoot, Jill Turner and Veronica VegaThe Early Learning Coalition Announces New Members Of Board


21 THE RIVER JULY 13, 2012School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Readers, Occasionally, I share important press releases with you about children and their unique needs. Next week is National Parenting Gifted Children Week, and I wanted to provide some information about gifted children from an organization that I hold in high regard. This press release has excellent resources about the gifted population and ideas on educating and parenting your gifted children. The fifth annual National Parenting Gifted Children Week is July 15 to 21, according to the national nonprofit organization SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted), official sponsor of the week. National Parenting Gifted Children Week was established with the National Special Events Registry in 2007 to celebrate the joys and challenges of raising, guiding and supporting bright young minds. This year, SENG begins its celebration with its SENG 2012 Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Shining Light on Giftedness: Empowering Families and Communities will be held on July 13 and 14. The conference features keynote speakers and authors Michael Piechowski, Rosina Gallagher and Joy Lawson Davis, as well as nearly 50 different sessions designed for grandparents, parents, educators and mental health professionals; continuing education credit options for psychologists, health professionals and educators; and programs for children and teens. Register online at www.sengifted. org/programs/conferences/milwaukee2012-conference/registration. To learn more about the SENG conference, visit www.sengifted.org and read a recent interview with SENG Founder James T. Webb, Organization Rallies for Gifted Children (www.examiner. com/article/organization-supports-giftedchildren). In 1981, SENG was formed to bring attention to the unique emotional needs of gifted children. Its mission is to empower families and communities to guide gifted and talented individuals to reach their goals: intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. SENG is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization led by a highly dedicated volunteer board of directors to provide free and low-cost programs to address the social and emotional needs of gifted children and the families, educators and health professionals who serve them. SENG envisions a world where gifted, talented and creative individuals are supported to build gratifying, meaningful lives and contribute to the well-being of others, and, to this end, reaches out to diverse communities that share our mission across the nation and the globe. What can you do to support NPGC Week? Register for the SENG 2012 Conference: Shining Light on Giftedness. Download SENGs FREE ebook, The Joy and the Challenge: Parenting Gifted Children, published to celebrate NPGC Week 2011, available for Kindle, Nook and from Smashwords. Sign up for SENGs free newsletter to be among the first to receive information about our new 2012 NPGC Week eBook. Encourage organizations, schools and businesses in your area that provide resources for families of gifted children to publicize information. Join SENG on Facebook and Twitter, and post information on your own social media pages. Watch and share SENGs YouTube video The Misdiagnosis of Gifted Children and the MSN video report Is My Child Gifted? 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. Heise Named To Honor ListWilliam Heise IV, a resident of Fort Myers, was named to the Honor List of Oxford College, the two-year liberal arts division of Emory University located in Oxford, Georgia for the 2012 spring semester. Mundo Named To Deans ListJacob Mundo, a resident of Fort Myers, was named to the Deans List at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois during the recently completed spring 2012 semester. Tomasek GraduatesDavid Tomasek, a resident of Cape Coral, recently graduated with an Artium Baccalarius degree in Biological Sciences and Psychology from Cornell University. Tomasek graduated with the Class of 2012 during commencement ceremonies in Ithaca, New York on May 27. Albert Named To Deans ListMelanie Albert, a resident of Sanibel and a member of the class of 2012, has been named to the Deans List at Providence College for the spring 2012 semester. Griffin Named To Deans ListPamela Griffin, a resident of Fort Myers and member of the Class of 2014, has been named to the Deans List for the spring 2012 semester at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. Local Residents Graduate From Emory UniversityWilliam Heise IV and Andrew Mehlman, both residents of Fort Myers, received their degrees from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia at its 167th commencement ceremony on May 14. Heise received an associate in arts from Oxford College of Emory University while Mehlman received a bachelor of science from Emory College of Emory University. Levitt Named To Deans ListLauren Levitt, a resident of Fort Myers, was named to the Deans List of Emory College, the undergraduate liberal arts college of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia for the 2012 spring semester. Americas Darling Making ProgressProduction continues on Marvo Entertainment Groups latest national television project, Americas Darling, the true story of Jay Norwood Ding Darling (1876-1962), a small town cartoonist who changed America by influencing her presidents, shaping her landscapes and winning the hearts of her people. Last week, Marvo introduced their newest partner organization, Friends of Des Moines Parks, who have been working to help develop the project in Iowa. The Friends of Des Moines Parks Foundation is pleased to be a supporter of the upcoming documentary, Americas Darling. This film will celebrate the life and legacy of twice Pulitzer Prize winner Jay Norwood Ding Darling, said Friends of Des Moines Parks president Jane Hein. He lived in Des Moines most of his life where he donated land for Prospect Park. The Friends is proud to carry on his tradition of support for parks in Des Moines. The Marvo team recently traveled to Iowa to film interviews and footage, connect with friends of the project and continue to conduct research. Interviewees included Des Moines artist Maynard Reece, Florida artist Christopher Still, playwright and songwriter Dan Hunter, editorial cartoonist Brian Duffy, Ding Darling Award Recipient Paul Skrade and former leader of the Iowa Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit at Iowa State University, Dr. Erwin Klaas. Darlings grandson, Christopher Kip Koss, was delighted with the preview of the Maynard Reece interview. I found the interview with Maynard Reese magical, said Koss. Maynard captures so well my memories of my grandfather, Ding Darling. Maynard says Darling was gruff in appearance and voice. I fondly remember those characteristics as crusty. Maynards recollection of being told if he would sketch five drawings a day for five years and you will become an accomplished artist fits right in with Darlings work ethic. He firmly believed that a person could achieve whatever he or she wished in life, so long as they worked hard and kept at it. I might add that Darling was not talking about eight-hour days and five-day weeks. He thought a forty-hour week was downright irresponsible and seriously wondered how anything worthwhile could be accomplished with such little effort. Marvo also welcomed three new Iowa partners in underwriting, the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, the City of Des Moines, and Humanities Iowa. Funding for the documentary is now completed as preparations are made to finalize production and move toward the projects edit phase. Community Foundation board chair Allison Fleming discussed the importance of preserving Darlings legacy. The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines is honored to be a part of preserving the history and legacy of Ding Darling who spent his childhood living in Iowa, said Fleming. He was an early leader in the areas of wildlife restoration, conservation and environmental issues. We are proud to support this documentary that will inspire future generations to continue Ding Darlings passion for the conservation of our nations natural resources. Humanities Iowa executive director Chris Rossi feels it is important to create awareness of Darlings life and achievements. The Humanities Iowa Board is very excited to support Americas Darling, the story of J. N. Ding Darling, Rossi said. Darling was not only a great Iowan, but a great American. We share the enthusiasm that is moving across the country as production continues and look forward to the fall release and premieres of the documentary. In addition, Marvo announced the date for the Des Moines premiere of Americas Darling. The event will be held on Tuesday, October 23 and is being sponsored by the Iowa History Center at Simpson College. Other premieres around the country continued on page 24


THE RIVER JULY 13, 201222 by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Ive tried everything for rheumatoid arthritis and Im still disabled, worse now than several years ago. Ive spent thousands on Enbrel, Humira, Remicade and Cytoxan. Any advice? SC, Miami, Florida Im sorry for your anguish and expense. Because youre worse now, I question your diagnosis. With the exception of the immunosuppressive chemo drug Cytoxan, the other three medications you tried are selfinjected DMARDs, for disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. They relieve joint inflammation and damage and usually help people with RA, severe psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis. All the meds work by suppressing your immune system which explains their side effect of increased frequency of infections. Now, if you have an auto-immune disease (and rheumatoid arthritis is thought to be an auto-immune disease), then DMARDs are reasonable because they calm the hyperactive immune response. This is why most people with true RA respond. But what about the non-responders to medication, like yourself, the ones who get worse? What if all that swelling, tenderness, pain, deformity and reduced range of motion was not truly RA? For some of you, those RA symptoms may be driven by a Lyme-related organism called Bartonella, and suppressing your immune system is precisely the wrong thing to do because it worsens symptoms. With infections, one needs to rev immune function, not smack it down. Suppressing your immune system allows the bugs to have a wild party in you, which means pain and swelling. Bartonella is best known to cause cat scratch fever. Infections cause chronic fatigue, joint pain, rheumatoid-like symptoms as well as anxiety, agitation, seizures, psychosis, bipolar, panic and other mental/cognitive problems. Bartonella is considered a Lyme co-infection organism and is transmitted by ticks, fleas or bites and scratches from cats or dogs. A study published in the May 2012 issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases sampled 296 patients. Of those, 62 percent had antibodies to Bartonella and 41 percent had remnants of bacterial DNA from the organism strongly indicating that exposure to Bartonella is associated with RA. The researchers stated, However, our results thus far do implicate Bartonella as a factor in at least some cases. If the link between Bartonella and rheumatoid illnesses is valid, it may also open up more directed treatment options for patients with rheumatoid illnesses. What they mean by directed treatment options is antibiotics that kill this bug. The specific offending Bartonella organisms include B. henselae, B. kohlerae and B. vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii. Testing for Bartonella or Bartonellalike organisms (BLO) is a huge challenge. If you do test, I urge you to use Igenex Labs (www.Igenex.com) or Fry Labs (www.frylabs.com) because other labs commonly produce false negatives, thus prolonging your suffering. Physicians should diagnose you based upon symptoms, your failure to respond to standard RA treatment, Igenex or Fry lab results, and elevated blood levels of VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor) which Bartonella microbes produce. Antimicrobials (herbal or prescribed) help eradicate the organism. 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. deaRPharmacistMaybe You Dont Really Have Rheumatoid Arthritis Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, My daughter must have been born bossy, and her personality has never changed. She demanded and forced me into an assisted living community, which I cannot afford. I needed a little help, but not this lack of independence. In order for my insurance to pay, I have to just give up and let others do all of my care care that I could do myself. What can I do to get out of this mess? Miriam Dear Miriam, You are a competent adult. As such, you can make your own choices regarding where you want to live. My experience has been that well meaning adult children err on the part of safety for their parents without understanding the serious consequences on independence and happiness for their parents. I believe that there is a place for assisted living, however, it must be the right time, and sometimes that time never comes for many older people. Discuss with your physician his or her perspective of your health status and ability to be independent in the home. Then, pick up the phone and start locating needed services for your home. The trend is for older adults to live in their own homes. There are many companies in the business of providing in-home services. Pryce Dear Miriam, I was always under the impression that assisted living communities checked out the persons ability to pay, first and foremost. I would call my attorney and tell him your problem. Does your daughter have power of attorney? If not, you can make your own decisions and find out your options. Are there other family members who could help you? Maybe this daughter could get advice from them. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Volunteer Opportunities At Edison FordThe Edison Ford volunteer program includes more than 250 dedicated volunteers who contribute their talents and labor to every department and activity at Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Surprisingly, during the summer months, their need for volunteers increases. Currently, the Edison Ford is seeking volunteers for the following positions: museum docents, group tour docents, Lab docents, river cruise docents, gardening and horticulture, and office support. Volunteers at the Edison Ford receive training from professional staff and enjoy many benefits including free membership. The Edison Ford volunteer group is active socially and professionally with monthly volunteer lectures and meetings which provide an opportunity to hear guest speakers and learn more about the history, science and arts that are reflected in the sites legacy. On Tuesday, July 10 at 9:30 a.m. join staff at the volunteer monthly meeting. The Legacy of Henry Fords Cars & Engines will be presented by curatorial staff that will discuss the life and legacy of Ford as well as antique cars and early combustible engines. The program will be held in the Edison Ford Museum and is open to current Edison Ford volunteers as well as prospective volunteers and the public. For more information, contact the Edison Ford Volunteer Department at 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org for a volunteer application. Edison & Ford Winter Estates volunteers Eldon and Mary Ann Shuey assisting staff members Holly Shaffer and Bobby Feldman Hurricane QuizIf youve been through one hurricane, you know what to expect. FALSE (emphatically): No two storms are alike, with the impact of any landfalling system dependent on mean factors (wind speed, direction, forward motion, size, amount of potential surge and rainfall, just to start the list). Because of this, each storms impact is inevitably unique. This doesnt mean dont prepare for it quite the contrary. It really underscores the need to be over-prepared for anything, and to be pleased when the eventual outcome is a disappointment when compared to the potential storm being forecast and your anticipation of it. Provided by American Shore & Beach Preservation Association. 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23 THE RIVER JUL;Y 13, 2012 Dr. DaveBladder Mattersby Dr. Dave HepburnHey, youre in town? Well, the Beerfest Olympics are on and No, Youre In Town is the name of a play, a comedy. Lets go. And so I sashayed down to the fee-ateher to watch... WHAT!?! Urinetown, a dripping saga about well actually. itd spoil the show if I let it leak out. Urologists live in the real life of Urinetown. Heck, they live in Urineworld (not unlike Kevin Costners Waterworld, but with more scopes and nurses, less shooting). Poor urologists get to address not only urological problems but also must endure questions about strokes and headaches after having been introduced at the golf club social as a neurologist. As Dr. Pete The Plumber Pommerville, an urologist extraordinaire, sums it up, Just call us a peeologist and be done with it but quit calling me at 3 a.m. about Mrs. Hornwiggles nervous twitch. I sat down with Dr. Pommerville to discuss the world of snakes and bladders. Me: So, big Peter, you and I hail from the same hometown of Carleton Place, Ontario. How come our paths deviated so widely... Im a GP while you ended up in urology? PP: Well, Im smarter than you. Now lets talk about incontinence. OAB (Over Active Bladder) is a bladder matter easily identified by the OAB victim carrying a GPS with all bathrooms accurately marked within three square miles of wherever theyll be. This dastardly drip can often be plugged quite effectively with one pill a day. But for those who dont want to pop pills there is a new technique Im using injecting Botox into the bladder wall. Me: To relax the bladder tension? PP: No, for cosmetic purposes, you pecker head (classic urologists insult). Of course, its to relax and soothe the spasticity of the bladder and makes life flow with ease. I do a lot of these primarily because left over Botox I get to use on my crows feet. A different but often simultaneous problem is stress incontinence which refers to the stress the woman has each time she laughs or coughs and ends up knocking out someones eye. Urine leakage can get so bad that Depends are at the top of the grocery list. If Kegels exercises (which entails screaming KEEEEGLE every time you tighten your pelvic floor) dont work, then this condition is corrected by means of a simple bladder suspension. The suspense is killing me. I hope itll last. Willy Wonka ME: What about bladder infections? PP: When we as urologists say OK girls, front-to-back we arent talking about car seats. Girls and bladder infections are like tax season or dentists. Unpleasant events that come around all too often. Men have a built-in urethral defense mechanism known as length, put there deliberately by that great urologist in the sky because he knew men wouldnt go to a doctor with a bladder infection until their kidneys were floating somewhere up by their Adams Apple. But women have short urethras, which bacteria delight in zipping up wherein they find a huge inviting pool of urine and dive right in. They have a party, invite friends, make new friends (literally make them) and the poor host irritated by all this partying feels a sense of urgency, frequency of urination, discomfort and sometimes even blood in the urine. As gals age, they make less estrogen, a hormone that normally stands guard over the urethra like a reform school nun. It turns bacteria away when they come knocking on the urethral door. I often give an estrogen cream to postmenopausal women with recurrent bladder infections. Makes em feel like an Olympic athlete... at least at the Beerfest. Like the column? Youll LOVE the book the Doctor is In(sane) available at Sanibel Island Books & Gifts. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www. wisequacks.org. Eden Autism Receives $10K For New EquipmentNaples non-profit Eden Autism Services Florida received a $10,000 donation from Trinity By The Cove Episcopal Church Archangel Fund for Collier County Charities to purchase playground equipment for Edens Eimerman Education Center in Naples. Edens Eimerman Center serves children with autism from kindergarten through grade 12. We are thankful for the churchs ongoing support, said Eden Florida executive director Susan Suarez. There are many therapeutic and health benefits that are gained by outdoor play. In addition, the routine of children with autism can be quite hectic and outdoor play can provide a very necessary respite. This is the second grant Eden Florida has received from Trinity By The Cove. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Fundraisers For Local BoyA pair of fundraising events have been planned to raise money for the Childrens Organ Transplant Association (COTA) to assist children like Christian Hannett with transplant-related expenses. The family and friends of Christian want to encourage and challenge everyone to ask their neighbors and colleagues to join us in celebrating his second chance at life. A Lee County resident, Christian was diagnosed with Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD) days before his 5th birthday in September 2011. MLD is a rare 1-in-100,000 genetic disorder that causes the white matter in the brain myelin to disappear. On October 27, 2011, the doctors at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina performed a life-saving bone marrow transplant. The Hannett family needs an estimated $100,000 assist with transplant-related expenses and Christians continued care. On Tuesday, July 17 from 4 to 7 p.m., a fundraiser will be held at Pump It Up, 4331 Veronica Shoemaker Blvd. in Fort Myers. One hundred percent of the profits will be donated to COTA in honor of Christian Hannett. $10 per child includes pizza, soda and three hours of jumping fun. Bring your socks. For more information, call 275-8700. On Thursday, August 2 from 5 to 8 p.m., Chick-fil-A will host a fundraiser at their 21900 South Tamiami Trial location in Estero. Join the Hannett family and their friends at this event. Food, raffles, fun, clowns, balloon animals and even carnival games will be part of the festivities. A percent of the evenings sales are donated to COTA in honor of Christian. Call 498-8700 for more details. Donations may also be mailed to the Childrens Organ Transplant Association, 2501 West COTA Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403. Checks or money orders should be made payable to COTA, with In Honor of Christian H written on the memo line of the check. Secure credit card donations are also accepted online at www. COTAforChristianH.com. Striders Club Going StrongSnyderman Shoes recently donated 50 pairs of shoes to help the residents of SWFAS Transitional Living Center learn a healthy lifestyle through walking or running. While they recover from substance abuse at the Transitional Living Center, they are participating in the Striders Club, which was formed last fall to encourage residents to bridge the gap between health and wellness and the role it plays in recovery. About 25 people from SWFAS and The Salvation Army join together to run or walk twice each week for about an hour. Counselors said lifestyle changes are part of the recovery process and exercise/recreation can be a huge asset to recovery. Weve seen a tremendous difference in how our residents feel about themselves. They have more energy, they are sleeping better, and their overall outlook on life is so much improved, said Wallace Neal, SWFAS clinical supervisor of adult residential services. Several of the Striders Club members continue to walk and run on their own because of the health benefits, Neal noted. Still others participated in the Edison Festival of Light 5K in February and are planning to walk/run in the NAMI/Lee Mental Health 5K in November. They see that its a great alternative to drug use. By incorporating exercise into their daily schedule, it helps them deal with stressful situations better too, Neal added. The idea for the Striders Club started with the Lee County United Way, which brought in SWFAS, Salvation Army, Lee County Human Services, Lee County EMS and Grace Church as partners. Roger Mercado, formerly of the United Way and now working with CCMI, hopes to engage clients from CCMI in the Striders Club, too. For more information, contact Wallace Neal at 338-2977 or visit www.swfas.org. TLC resident laces up one of her donated Snydermans Shoes


THE RIVER JULY 13, 201224 From page 6LeeTranof community partners that provide a range of services to veterans. These partners include Lee County Human Services and Veterans Services; GoodWheels; the United Way; the local chapter of the American Red Cross; Goodwill Industries, Florida Gulf Coast University; the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council; Southwest Florida Works; the City of Cape Coral; and the Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization. The funding will be used to program and place information kiosks where veterans and others can access information about all transportation options; to equip LeeTrans bus fleet with an Automatic Vehicle Locating system (AVL) including bus arrival signs at key locations; and to conduct a planning study to facilitate regional coordination of transportation access. From page 6Calendar GirlsCoral, celebrate its fifth anniversary on August 25 at 5 p.m. The restaurant is one of the sponsors of the Calendar Girls 2013 calendar. Finally, Paradise Tiki Bar, 1502 Miromar in Cape Coral, will host the legendary Del Prados on August 26 from 5 until 8 p.m. The Calendar Girls love partnering with the Kings of Doo-Wop. For more information about the Calendar Girls or to book them for your next event, call 850-6010. From page 17Pass It Onpublishing the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, creating the Steps and how they overcame tremendous obstacles as they struggled to develop their new program of recovery and pass it on to others who were still suffering. Pass It On: An Evening with Bill W. & Dr. Bob was created to offer hope, help and healing while raising funds to support the life-saving services provided by local recovery organizations nationwide. Proceeds from the Fort Myers performances will benefit The Y.A.N.A. Club, 1185 Lake McGregor Drive, which opened its doors in 1977 offering those in recovery a safe place to attend meetings and socialize with others who share their common problem (You Are Never Alone). Today, Y.A.N.A. offers 50 A.A. meetings and five Alanon meetings per week. Performances of Pass It On: An Evening with Bill W. & Dr. Bob will be held on Friday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 28 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 29 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets online through Theater Conspiracys Box Office at www.theatreconspiracy.org or by calling 939-2787. From page 21Americas Darlingare being planned and will be announced in future press releases as well as an upcoming event page on the Marvo website. Marvo executive producer Samuel Koltinsky was thrilled with the teams time in Iowa. Informative, inspirational and iconic this is what we found in Iowa, he said. In a spirit of enthusiasm and support which I believe matches Dings drive and candor, we captured some of our most outstanding material for our project. And why wouldnt we? We were once again on Darlings turf and with some of those who knew him as a friend and mentor. Americas Darling has truly led me on a path with Darlings footprints which is allowing me to know some of the best that this planet has to offer. Does this not speak volumes on his work and the new Darlings that continue his work today? For more information, visit www.marvoentertainmentgroup.com. Marvo has also added a Facebook page, found by searching Americas Darling: The Story of Jay N. Ding Darling. Special Ticket Rates Offered At Lab TheaterThe Laboratory Theater of Florida has introduced senior discount tickets for their Thursday night shows this season. Tickets for the 2012-13 season are also on sale at a reduced rate of $150. The best deal is always to get the season ticket, said artistic director Annette Trossbach. It works out to less than $17 per performance. Seniors aged 65 and over can pay $18.50 for Thursday performances this season, students pay just $12 with a valid student ID, and regular tickets will remain at $20 apiece. The Laboratory Theater of Florida will present four comedies this season: Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin; The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Giurgis; The Nosemakers Apprentice, Chronicles of a Medieval Plastic Surgeon; and the romantic comedy On Golden Pond. Four dramas will be presented also: Shakespeares Othello; Extremities, the stage version of the Farrah Fawcett film; the American classic Cat On A Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams; and The Rimers of Eldritch by Lanford Wilson. Rounding out the season will be the frenetic 24-Hour Playwriting Project in December, at which several playwrights will be sequestered at Lab Theater with only paper, pencils, their sleeping bags and an unlimited supply of coffee. Participants will have just 24 hours to write short plays which will be memorized and staged within 24 hours. Lab Theater shows will be presented at 1634 Woodford Avenue, on the corner of Second Street and Woodford Avenue in Fort Myers. Tickets are $12 to $20. Call 218-0481 or visit www. laboratorytheaterflorida.com for more information. Symphonic Chorale AuditionsThe Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida will hold auditions at First Presbyterian Church, 2438 Second Street in Fort Myers, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, August 20 and 21 and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 8. Auditions are available by appointment. The auditions are open to singers age 15 and older. Singers should bring two copies of a prepared vocal selection of their choice in any genre. In addition, singers will be asked to sing some vocal exercises and some unprepared selections. Call 560-5695 for more information or to schedule an appointment. The Symphonic Chorale rehearses at The Canterbury School, 8141 College Parkway in Fort Myers, on Mondays from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Rehearsals will commence on September 10. Currently planned performances include two collaborations with the Southwest Florida Symphony as well as several independently produced concerts. Animal Shelter In Need Of Canned Cat FoodLee County Domestic Animal Services is in need of canned cat food to feed hundreds of cats currently housed at the shelter. The intake of cats during the summer increases from a monthly average of 286 to an average of 523 per month from May through October. The shelter is depending on the generosity of the community to get through kitten season with enough food to feed all of the cats. Donations can be brought to the shelter at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, located off Six Mile Cypress Parkway next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office. Convenient drop off sites are also located in many Publix Supermarkets and other locations throughout Lee County. A list of sites is available online at www. LeeLostPets.com. The shelters goal is to provide the best care possible for pets until they can be adopted into permanent, loving homes. Canned food is very important for growing kittens, as well as adult cats, that require extra nutrition to ensure a healthy weight to prepare them for adoption, said Donna Ward, LCDAS director. Many of the cats and kittens that come through our shelter doors have not had proper nutrition or vaccinations placing them at risk for illness leading to loss of appetite. Canned cat food provides an extra incentive to get them back to a healthy weight. Providing the right type of food is critical to their well being and survival. Lee County Domestic Animal Services also encourages residents to spay and neuter their own felines in addition to taking advantage of the agencys Trap, Neuter and Return program for feral (wild) outdoor cats by calling 533-9234 or via email at spay@leegov.com. 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PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF JULY 16, 2012ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Aspects favor socializing with family and friends, but an irksome workplace situation could intrude. No use grumbling, Lamb. Just do it, and then get back to the fun times. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Theres still time for you Ferdinands and Fernandas to relax and sniff the roses. But a major work project looms and soon will demand much of your attention through the 23rd. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your enthusiasm persuades even the toughest doubters to listen to what youre proposing. But dont push too hard, or youll push them away. Moderate for best results. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your energy levels are rising, and you feel you can handle anything the job requires. Thats great. But dont isolate yourself. Keep your door open to your workplace colleagues. LEO (July 23 August 22) A workplace change could lead to that promotion youve been hoping for. But youll have to face some tough competition before the Lion can claim his or her share of the goodies. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your rigidity regarding a difficult workplace situation could be the reason your colleagues arent rushing to your assistance. Try being more flexible in your demands. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) That uneasy mood could be your Libran inner voice reminding you that while its great to be with your new friends, you need to take care not to ignore your old ones. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A sudden spate of criticism could shake the Scorpions usually high sense of selfconfidence. Best advice: You made a decision you believed in -now defend it. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your reluctance to help restart a stalled relationship could be traced to unresolved doubts about your partners honesty. Rely on a trusted friends advice. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The capricious Sea Goat is torn between duty and diversion. Best advice: Do both. Tend to your workaday chores, then go out and enjoy your well-earned fun time. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Cutting back on some of your activities for a few days helps restore your energy levels. You should be feeling ready to tackle your many projects early next week. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A co-worker might be secretly carping about your work to mutual colleagues. But associates will come to your defense, and the situation will ultimately work to your advantage. BORN THIS WEEK: Your ambition makes you a success at whatever you choose to do -especially if its in the world of the performing arts. On July 22, 1598, William Shakespeares play The Merchant of Venice is entered on the Stationers Register. By decree of Queen Elizabeth, the Stationers Register licensed printed works, giving the Crown tight control over all published material. On July 19, 1799, during Napoleon Bonapartes Egyptian campaign, a French soldier discovers a black basalt slab inscribed with ancient writing near the town of Rosetta, about 35 miles north of Alexandria. Called the Rosetta Stone, the artifact held the key to solving the riddle of hieroglyphics, a written language that had been dead for nearly 2,000 years. On July 18, 1925, Volume One of Adolf Hitlers philosophical autobiography, Mein Kampf, is published. It was a blueprint of his agenda for a Third Reich and a clear exposition of the nightmare that will envelope Europe from 1939 to 1945. On July 16, 1935, the worlds first parking meter, known as Park-O-Meter No. 1, is installed on the southeast corner of what was then First Street and Robinson Avenue in Oklahoma City, Okla. Parking cost a nickel an hour. By the early 1940s, there were more than 140,000 parking meters operating in the United States. On July 17, 1955, Disneyland -Walt Disneys metropolis of nostalgia, fantasy and futurism -opens. The $17 million theme park was built on 160 acres of former orange groves in Anaheim, Calif. Today, Disneyland hosts more than 14 million visitors a year, who spend close to $3 billion. On July 20, 1969, at 10:56 p.m. EDT, American astronaut Neil Armstrong, 240,000 miles from Earth, speaks these words to more than a billion people listening at home: Thats one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. Stepping off the lunar landing module Eagle, Armstrong became the first human to walk on the surface of the moon. On July 21, 1973, Soul Makossa is the first disco record to make the Top 40. It is now best remembered as the source of the rhythmic chant that appears in Michael Jacksons Wanna Be Startin Somethin in 1982. It was beloved cowboy humorist Will Rogers who made the following sage observation: Nobody wants to be called common people, especially common people. Do you think you could eat 80 pounds of chicken? If youre like the average American, thats how much you will consume this year. Youve probably heard or even used the term fly off the handle to describe someone losing their temper. You probably dont realize, though, that the handle referred to was originally an axe handle. Sometimes the blade of such a tool would be improperly fastened to the handle, and would therefore be sent flying when the axe was being used. The composer who wrote the famous song Que Sera, Sera also wrote the theme song to the 1960s TV show Mr. Ed. Those who study such things say that Englands Elizabeth I owned 3,000 dresses. If you make a trip to Venice to see the famous canals, keep an eye out for any gondola not painted black. If you see one, you can be sure that it belongs to a high official in the government; they are the only ones permitted by law to have gondolas in any other color. The worlds single largest consumer of fossil fuels is the United States military. You might be surprised to learn that, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, half of all American children suffer at least one dog bite before the age of 12. The ASPCA also says that most of those bites arent from strange animals; rather, its the family pet or a friend or neighbors dog that does the biting. Where we have strong emotions, were liable to fool ourselves. -Carl Sagan THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY DID YOU KNOWTHE RIVER JULY 13, 201226 1. INVENTIONS: Who invented Lincoln Logs building blocks in 1916? 2. SCIENCE: What is the symbol for the chemical element tungsten? 3. MOVIES: How many von Trapp children were represented in The Sound of Music? 4. COMICS: Which comic strip features a character named Jon Arbuckle? 5. MEDICAL: What is the more common name for the involuntary spasms know medically as singultus? 6. U.S. STATES: A resident nicknamed a sooner would live in which U.S. state? 7. GEOGRAPHY: What state capital is located near the Kennebec River? 8. AD SLOGANS: What car company features advertisements that say Drivers Wanted? 9. GAMES: In what country did the modern game of badminton originate? 10. LITERATURE: What was the name of the caretakers cat in the Harry Potter book series? TRIVIA TEST 1. John Lloyd Wright, son of architect Frank Lloyd Wright 2. W 3. Seven 4. Gar eld, the cats owner 5. Hiccups 6. Oklahoma 7. Augusta, Maine 8. Volkswagen 9. India 10. Mrs. Norris. ANSWERS1. Minnesotas Geoff Zahn, in 1980. 2. False -he hit .316 in 102 games during the strike-shortened 1981 season. 3. Rob Lytle (Michigan in college, 1977; Denver in the NFL, 1978). 4. Atlantas Kevin Willis was 31 when he did it in the 1993-94 season. 5. Rogie Vachon had eight in the 1976-77 season. 6. Cornell junior Kyle Dake has won titles in three weight classes. 7. Seve Ballesteros, with 50. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Name the last pitcher to have at least four shutouts and an ERA of more than 4.00 in the same season. 2. True or false: Phillies slugger Mike Schmidt never had a .300 or better batting average for a season. 3. Who was the first player to score a touchdown in both the Rose Bowl and the Super Bowl? 4. In the 2009-10 season, Chauncey Billups became the oldest person (33) in NBA history to average at least 19 points per game. Who had held the mark? 5. During the 2011-12 campaign, Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick set a team mark for most shutouts in a season (10). Who had held the record? 6. From what college is the wrestler who holds the record for most number of weight classes with NCAA championships? 7. Who holds the record for most victories on the PGA European Tour?


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HELP WANTED SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED BOATS CANOES KAYAKS COMMERCIAL SPACE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE MONDAY AT NOONTHE RIVER JULY 13, 201228 MUSIC INSTRUCTIONSIn piano, saxophone, ute. On Sanibel/Captiva or South Fort Myers. Quali ed, experienced teacher. Call 239-989-7799RR 10/8 CC TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RR 5/18 BM TFN 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 HELLE'S CLEANING SERVICES Residential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047SR 11/13 B TFN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICESResidential Commercial Interior Windows Carpet Cleaning Jennifer Watson 239-810-6293SR 11/13 N TFN HOUSE CARE While you are away by retired architect, Sanibel resident. Call 395-1649.RS 11/12 NC TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Excellent Organizational Skills Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call 239-472-8875RS 10/1 BM TFN 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 10/28 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000 RS 4/6 NC TFN LIME TREE CENTER CONDO UNIT FOR SALEFOR SALE Commercial condo in 5-unit complex centrally located on Periwinkle Way. Can be used for of ce or retail. Motivated to sell. $225,000. Call Janie Howland, Realtor, VIP Realty. 239-850-6419. NS 7/6 CC 7/27 Bob AdamsResidential Renewal ServicesHandyman(Carpentry, maintenance toilets, faucets, ceiling fans, sliding doors, etc.)768-0569 or Cell 464-6460RS 11/14 M TFN Licensed & Insured 25+ years experienceDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800SR 1/30 B TFN NS 5/4 BM TFN RS 7/6 NC 7/27FOR SALETired of Renting? Owner Says SELL IT! 3br/3ba on the Sanibel River Dock Pool Stroll to Beach Dog-friendly Wind-rated Home Watch for absent owners Major Price Reduction! $579,000 $485,000 Contact Sarah Ashton Realtor Royal Shell Real Estate 239/691-4915NS 6/29 BM 7/20 ADRIANAS CLEANING SERVICETotally honest with a passion for perfection. Home and condo. 239-839-3984 adrianabolen8919@hotmail.comRR 7/6 PC 7/27 BILLING COORDINATOR/ RECEPTIONISTEnthusiastic and ef cient individual wanted for Sanibel medical/therapy of ce. Must have excellent organization, communication and multi-tasking skills. Pro ciency in Microsoft of ce and medical/ therapy billing/practice management software required. Prior medical/therapy of ce/front desk management/billing/coding experience preferred. Please call 239-297-4997 for more information.NS 7/6 CC 7/13 239-415-7732 ads@riverweekly.com press@riverweekly.com


REAL ESTATE VACATION RENTAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL ANNUAL RENTAL VACATION RENTAL WANTED TO BUY LOST AND FOUND FOR SALE FICTITIOUS NAMERE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311NS 3/30 BM TFN CASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 7/13 CC 8/3 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 6/1 CC 6/29 ANNUAL RENTAL FOR $1,300 PER MONTHSmall 4 bedroom 2 bath house on canal located on the East end. Pets okay. $1,300 per month. Please call Mark at 310-8660031 or email at markjmeyers@mac.comNS 6/29 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALTwo newly-remodeled 3/2s available in a duplex with a shared, screened-in pool. UF, Washer/Dryer, close to the Sanibel School, deeded beach access & parking included just down the street! Each unit is $2,000/ month. Pets okay. Call 239-728-1920. NS 7/6 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBEL472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc. Sanibelannualrentals.com RS 7/6 BM TFNFOUR 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. Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277S 10/9 B TFN SCAN CODE FOR A FREE LIST OF ALL ISLAND PROPERTIESFOR SALEVISITwww.FreeSanibelList.comPfeifer Realty Group Sanibel Island, FL239-472-0004RS 6/17 BM TFNPERIWINKLE PARK $39,9001BR/1BTH Newly renovated with oak ooring open kitchen beautiful landscape & nicely decorated. Central H/AC. 10 x 30 Lanai. Corner lot. 239-233-7061. NS 6/29 CC 7/6 CELL PHONE LOSTLost at Sanibel School parking lot about May 16. Call 239-288-6031.NS 7/13 NC TFN HUGE ESTATE JEWELRY SALELargest collection of silver jewelry in SWFL! 50% OFF Art Furniture over $500. Come by daily 2431 Periwinkle Way & see The Silverneer & Silver Queen only at Sanibel Consignments 472-5222 NS 7/13 CC TFN FICTITIOUS NAMENOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name of Showcase Landscaping, P.O. Box 324, Sanibel, Florida 33957, in the community of Sanibel, Lee County, State of Florida, intends to register this ctitious name with the Division of the Corporations of the Florida Department of State in Tallahassee, Florida. Jared Livezey, OwnerNS 7/13 CC 7/13 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION (((HOARDERS))) GARAGE SALEThis Saturday July 14 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 1128 Sandcastle in the Dunes, Sanibel Weve got a ton of amazing crap that must go -Childs ATV, skiff boat, sporting goods, shing poles, reels, tools, electronics, computer monitors, video games, dvds/cds, toys, Riedell leather quad and speed skates, childrens protective gear (pads, helmets), train table, clothes, holiday decorations, household items, kitchen stools, misc. furniture, and bunch of other random junk -this is a HOARDERS paradise! I hate to purge all of my treasures, but its part of my therapy and I MUST make room for more crap. Come early for coffee and donuts -Bring cash and a truck -Only awesome people invited!NS 7/13 CC 7/13 GARAGE SALEFriday July, 13th 8am 2pm *No early birds please 556 Sea Oats Drive Home goods, Video games & Game systems DS lite & Play Station 3. Complete set of scuba gear by Scuba Pro (size Medium BC), only used a couple times. Older BC XL By U.S. Divers & Other dive gear. Furniture-Leather chair, Leather chase Lounge & Cherry wall entertainment center.NS 7/13 CC 7/13 CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29 THE RIVER JULY 13, 2012 TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers Shore Fishing:Don't Harm The Fishby Capt. Matt Mitchell Landing a big sh from the beach can be hard on the sh. Dragging a sh up onto the sand if youre going to release it is not an option as it usually damages or kills the sh. Hold the sh in the water while you unhook it if youre going to release it. The less you can touch a sh before release the better for the sh. If you want a picture with the sh, support it as you lift it out of the water and do it quickly. Before releasing, revive the sh while holding it in the water; moving it slowly back are forth so water goes over its gills. The sh will let you know when its ready to swim off. Florida just recently changed the regulations on shing from shore. Florida residents as well as out of state visitors need a shing license to sh from shore. RENTALNice 2B/2B furnished Sanibel cottage with pool. Six to nine month lease. $2,300 plus utilities. Call 330-472-0420. NS 7/13 CC 7/13


THE RIVER JULY 13, 201230 Read us online at islandsunnews.com Read us online at islandsunnews.com SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 27 If you would like your club/organization listed in The River Calling Card, phone 415-7732Emergency .........................................................................................911 Lee County Sheriffs Of ce ........................................................477-1200 Florida Marine Patrol ................................................................332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol ..............................................................278-7100 Poison Control ................................................................1-800-282-3171HealthPark Medical Center .......................................1-800-936-5321Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce .............................................332-3624 Foundation for Quality Childcare ..............................................425-2685 Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce ..................................454-7500 Fort Myers Beach Library .........................................................463-9691 Lakes Regional Library ............................................................533-4000 Lee County Chamber of Commerce ..........................................931-0931 Post Of ce .....................................................................1-800-275-8777 Visitor & 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 .............................................................334-2999 Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade ..................................332-4488 Florida West Arts ......................................................................948-4427 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers.......................................472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony ...............................................................489-1800 Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres .....................................481-8059 Naples Philharmonic ...........................................................239-5971111 The Schoolhouse Theater .........................................................472-6862 S.W. Florida Symphony .............................................................418-0996 Theatre Conspiracy ..................................................................936-3239 Young Artists Awards ................................................................574-9321CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSAngel Flight ................................................................1-877-4AN-ANGEL Animal Refuge Center ...............................................................731-3535 American 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 Chorale Barbershop Chorus .................................1-855-425-3631 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 Sons of Confederate Veterans ..................................................332-2408 Southwest Florida Fencing Academy ........................................939-1338 Southwest Florida Music Association ........................................561-2118 Kiwanis Clubs: Fort Myers Beach.................................................765-4254 or 454-8090 Fort Myers Edison .....................................................................694-1056 Fort Myers South ......................................................................691-1405 Gateway to the Islands..............................................................415-3100 Iona-McGregor..........................................................................482-0869Lions 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 ................................................472-6940 United Way of Lee County ........................................................433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour) .................................211 or 433-3900AREA ATTRACTIONSBailey-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 ..............................................................321-7558 Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium ............................321-7420 JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge ................................472-1100 Koreshan State Historic Site ..............................................239-992-0311 Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center .......................765-8101 Skatium ......................................................................................321-7510 Southwest Florida Museum of History ......................................321-7430 True Tours .................................................................................945-0405 Pets Of The Week My name is Vinny (ID #538851) and I am a 7-year-old male black and tan bloodhound. Im a scent hound, and right now Im on the hunt for a new home. Im a little shy but very affectionate. If youd like a big dog in a baggy suit, I would suit you quite well. My adoption fee is $10 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Red, White or Blue Adoption Promotion. My name is Cat Stevens (ID #530418) and I am a 3-year-old neutered male gray tabby domestic short hair. Im a cool cat who will make a really cool companion. Ive been at the shelter since March, so it would be great if I could find my forever home soon. Im quiet and easy going and would fit in with a single or multi pet household. While youre away, I can entertain myself with toys or just take a power nap. When you get home, Ill be your lap cat. My adoption fee is $10 (regularly $50) during Animal Services Red, White or Blue Adoption Promotion. 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. Cat Stevens ID# 530418 Vinny ID# 538851 photos by squaredogphoto.com


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1149 Periwinkle Way 239/472-0176 fax 239/472-0350 11526 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1270 fax 239-472-1268 11509 Andy Rosse Lane 239/472-1395www.jnaislandrealestate.com BEACHWALK-LOT DWE SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST!!! This is the last building site in the Beachwalk Development, a large corner lot in a great near beach location bordered by a conservation area. Package includes a larger, upgraded 3 bedroom 2 bathroom floor plan with metal roof, concrete board siding and impact windows, granite countertops and raised wood panel cabinets. Offered for $795,000. Contact Ken Colter 239/851-1357 or Bob Berning 239/699-9597. BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME IN GULF RIDGEBeautifully vegetated lot very close to beach in prestigious Gulf Ridge. Last lot on right before Joewood, with adjacent community pool and tennis. Just steps from deeded beach access. Over one acre of land. Offered for $495,000 Contact Loretta Geiger 239/980-2298. UPPER CAPTIVAThis tropical gem features two lots. The Bay front lot features a brand new boat dock extending into the bay with deep water dockage (6-10) Great for the boating and fishing. The Gulf front lot offers incredible views of the Gulf on pristine white beaches. The exterior of the home is complete, the interior is not. A perfect opportunity to finish the home to your own tastes and specifications. Only 1/2 mile from South Seas plantation. The perfect retreat for anglers and beach enthusiasts. Offered for $895,000 Contact Tracy Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie Ms. Listr 239/841-4540.LOGGERHEAD CAY #462Updated, furnished condo with beautiful courtyard views with an East end location. On-site management with amenities including a community pool, tennis courts and shuffleboard. Easy access to the Sanibel Causeway. Offered for $499,000. Contact Sharon Wise 239-849-9121. SOUTH SEAS BAYSIDE VILLAS#5136Renovated and updated, this 1 bedroom, 2 bath condo capitalizes on waterfront views across lush green foliage with eastern exposure. The great room combines the living, dining and kitchen maximizing for a feeling of spaciousness and great light. The kitchen includes granite countertops and white cabinetry. The master suite is updated with West Indies flair. This bay front condominium located in South Seas Island Resort. With the investors or vacation home in mind, this condominium offers a strong monthly income. The waters edge Bayside Villa community has under building parking, pool, spa, bbqs along with separate storage lockers. Welcome to the Islands! Offered for $280,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632.#4321-22 SHORT SALESpacious villa located at the south end of South Seas Island Resort. A short walking distance to the beach, restaurants, shops and markets. Easily accessible to village of Captiva. From the screened balcony, enjoy ocean breezes and the serene stillness of Pine Island Sound. Villa offers full kitchen, private screened balcony, washer, dryer, fully furnished 2 story with master suite on second level. Renovated and refurbished with impeccable detail; spectacular view of Pine Island Sound. South Seas Island Resort offers a quiet refuge with secluded luxury, exclusive amenities, and abundant nature. Offered for $507,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632.#5344Private, distinguished, and elegant modern Bermuda style 2 story condo. Melodramatic waterfront views across Pine Island Sound leading to the Gulf of Mexico. Picturesque sunrise while listening to the sound, blending with the beauty of nature. Flawlessly appointed features; main floor offering bedroom with en-suite bath, state-of-the-art appointments in kitchen dining and living area perfectly balanced with a gracious second floor master bedroom. Comfortable casual living is found in this three bedroom corner residence. Indigenous plants border the property beyond the large inviting community pool and hot tub. Many additional amenities offered with Resort Membership. Offered for $699,000. Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632. MAGNIFICENT GULF FRONT HOME WITH PANORAMIC VIEWSAbsolutely gorgeous Gulf Front home with expansive views. Enjoy magnificent sunsets from the vanishing edge raised pool, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. Only the finest amenities used in this home with gourmet kitchen, wine room, Travertine flooring, granite, extensive molding work, oak flooring, private elevator, detailed beamed ceilings, fireplace, paver stones, outdoor kitchen with additional fireplace, pass thru pantry and many more extras. This home is truly exceptional and must be seen. Offered for $5,995,000. Contact Ralph Galietti 239/826-5897 or Cathy Galietti 239/826 -5807. BEACHWALK OF SANIBELPreconstruction opportunity in Beachwalk Lot A, an exciting new subdivision on east end just steps from the beach access. Great 3 bedroom, 2 bath floor plan with metal roof, concrete board siding and impact windows, granite countertops, raised wood panel cabinets on the near beach lot. Act soon and pick your own interior and exterior appointments! Priced right at $679,900. Contact Ken Colter 239/851-1357 or Bob Berning 239/699-9597 GARDENS AT BEACHWALKThis turn-key, fully furnished and accessorized waterfront two bedroom condominium is set amidst a community of 320 condominium residences. The split floor plan offers en-suite bathrooms in both bedrooms which exemplifies amply privacy. With the fully equipped kitchen, dining and living it makes condominium ownership simple and hassle free! Take pleasure in the view off the open porch overlooking the water display in the lake and sandy lake front beach just below the pool vicinity. The Gardens at Beachwalk is centrally located Ft Myers gated community which is Mediterranean inspired. Close proximity to hospitals, shopping, library and beaches of Ft Myers Beach and Sanibel. Offered for$140,000.00 Contact LeAne Taylor Suarez 239/872-1632SLEEK UPSCALE GATED COMMUNITY IN SOUTH FT. MYERS6801 Stony Run has it all and more. Peaceful serene oversize lake front lot with room to stretch out, relax and enjoy Florida at its best. Tennis, boating, shaded family outings and golf all within easy access. Enjoy your private pool/hot tub while you watch eagles fly overhead. This spacious one floor 3 bedroom 3 1/2 bath home is professionally designed to flow from the family room, to the oversize eat in kitchen, formal dining room, office, den, king-size master bedroom and bath all surround by the sheltered screened enclosed pool and entertainment center. All this comfort and privacy, yet minutes from all Ft Myers has to offer. Contact George Kohlbrenner 239/565/8805. LOGGERHEAD CAY #521 Look no further for the perfect vacation home or investment property! This ground level condo is located in the popular Loggerhead Cay complex and is only ONE UNIT back from the beach! Enjoy amazing sunsets and breathtaking views of the ocean. This 2/2 is tiled throughout and features updated bathrooms. Easy access to the pool and beach through the screened in lanai helps keep the sand and mess to a minimum! Offered $615,000. Contact Tracy Walters Mr. Listr 239/994-7975 or Connie Walters Ms Listr 239/841-4540 If you are interested in listing your island property, contact the islands oldest and most prominent real estate company. We get results!Serving the Islands Since 1975 THE RIVER JULY 13, 201232