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FREETake Me Home VOL. 12, NO. 17 MAY 3, 2013From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Tucker Carlson To Speak In Fort MyersOn Thursday, May 16, Tucker Carlson, young political commentator and founder of the popular news website The Daily Caller, will headline this years Lincoln-Reagan Dinner hosted by the Lee County Republican Executive Committee (LCREC). The event takes place at the Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe Street in downtown Fort Myers.continued on page 7 Tucker Carlson Porter Goss Lakes Park To Host Public Gardens DayLakes Park Enrichment Foundation is hosting a day-long celebration in recognition of National Public Gardens Day on Friday, May 10 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free and open to the public, the event includes garden tours; birding tips and tours; guest speakers including well-known local author Charles Sobczak and cartoonist Doug McGregor; demonstrations by local garden clubs, nurseries and growers; childrens storytelling and activities. In addition, the culmination of the 2013 Botanic Gardens at Lakes Park Photography Contest will take place at noon with the presentation of the awards. The winning photos will be on display during the day. The day begins with a bird walk at continued on page 15 2013 Botanic Gardens at Lakes Park Photography Contest winners will be announcedJohns Speaks To Historical SocietyWillie Johns, a cultural specialist on the Seminole Tribe of Florida, will present a program at the Southwest Florida Historical Societys membership meeting on Thursday, May 9. Johns is a Seminole Tribe of Florida citizen and resides on the Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation. He lectures and gives workshops about Seminole tribal culture and history to both tribal and non-tribal audiences. The meeting will be held in the faculty cafeteria at the Fort Myers Senior High School, located at 2635 Cortez Boulevard in Fort Myers. Parking and access are easiest from the south side of the campus near the entrance to the sports stadium. The meeting is free and open to the public. Socializing and refreshments start at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m. For more information, call 939-4044 or visit www.swflhistoricalsociety.com. The Southwest Florida Historical Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the discovery and preservation of Southwest Florida history, and to the promotion of the publics appreciation of that history. Willie Johns The zStonez Rock The RiverThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center presents the final Rock The River concert of the season, The zStonez, on Saturday, May 11 at 6 p.m. The zStonez are a premier Rolling Stones tribute band and one of Americas hottest party bands. Band members include Richard Stewart, Donovan Christenson, Steve Lavalley, Dave Radford, Chuck Noonan and Karky Karkalits. Richard Stewart was born in New York City and has the moves of Mick Jagger. He started doing Elvis impersonations at the young age of 10. While doing many impersonations, he eventually found that doing Mick Jagger became his favorite and most natural. Joining his first Rolling Stones tribute in 2008, which quickly became a hit, Stewart was invited to open for the Rolling Stones movie premier showing of Shine A Light in Tampa at The MOSI Museum. His extensive theater background includes a starring role in West Side Story as Riff, for many sold out performances at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida. Stewart has also appeared internationally, in the Caribbean, as Mick Jagger. One of his most memorable comments from a fan was, Dude, it was like being at a real Rolling Stones concert. From Columbus, Ohio, Donovan Christenson playing Keith Richards is simply an continued on page 7 The zStonez a Rolling Stones tribute band will perform at The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center on May 11


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: School And A Churchby Gerri Reaves Today, both structures are demolished, but the church sanctuary built in the1950s stands near the southwest corner, its steeple rising above the trees photo by Gerri Reaves Circa 1920, the new Gwynne High School (center) and the first sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church (right) stood on Second Street at Royal Palm Avenue courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society Co-Publishers Advertising Sales Office Coordinator Graphic Arts/Production Photographer Writers PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River THE RIVER MAY 3, 20132


3 THE RIVER MAY 3, 2013 Fort Myers Public Art Art By Kids With Cancer At BIG ARTS During Mayby Tom HallAward winning vocalists from the Young Artists Awards performing arts program and an exhibit from the Young Artists Awards Art by Kids with Cancer project will be featured from 3 to 5 p.m. at BIG ARTS on Sanibel during their annual Family Day on Sunday, May 5. The Young Artists Awards Art by Kids with Cancer project will be one of the featured exhibits in the Phillips Gallery at BIG ARTS during the month of May. A not-for-profit organization benefiting local students in the arts, Young Artists Awards works with the staff at the Pediatric Oncology/ Hematology program at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. The project showcases and sells the artwork of kids with cancer at various locations throughout the community. The organization donates and delivers art supplies to the hospital throughout the year, and then mats, frames and exhibits selected pieces at various venues. The proceeds from the sale of the childrens artwork go to provide monetary assistance to families in crisis facing the financial challenges of childhood cancer. During the student art reception at BIG ARTS, Young Artists Awards vocalists will also perform. Haley Ondrejka, a student at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Hannah Steele from North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts, and sisters Elisabeth and Sarah Best will be the vocalists for the event. Now in its 11th year of programming, the organization is a performing arts education, audition, performance and scholarship program for students ages 8 to 21 from throughout Southwest Florida. The mission of the Young Artists Awards program is to provide performing arts opportunities and scholarships in the areas of dance, drama, vocal and instrumental music performance and to provide a showcase for the talents of our local youth. The BIG ARTS student art reception and entertainment are free and open to the public. The exhibit runs from May 4 to 20. BIG ARTS is located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. For more information about the Young Artists Awards program, visit www.youngartistsawards.org. 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. Celebrate Tourism Travel Rally Day Members of Lee Countys travel and hospitality industry, their employees and families, will celebrate the 2nd annual Tourism Travel Rally Day at the new river basin in downtown Fort Myers on Friday, May 3. The event, which includes free admission and prize giveaways, supports National Travel and Tourism Week. It celebrates tourisms impact on the local economy and recognizes the importance of travel and hospitality professionals. One in five people in Lee County are employed in tourism. Rally participants will enjoy live music and friendly competitions including a bellmens race, a luggage lug and a make-the-bed-quickly contest. Children can find fun with face painting, slimemaking and magic tricks. The Cape Coral High School drum line will also perform. Information tables will offer brochures from many of Lee Countys attractions, accommodations, restaurants, transportation and hospitality partners. Visitors cancontinued on page 9 The Young Artists Awards Art by Kids with Cancer project will be one of the featured exhibits in the Phillips Gallery at BIG ARTS during the month of May 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 2013 Lincoln-Reagan DinnerHosted by the Lee County Republican Executive Committee Thursday, May 166pm Reception & Cash Bar 7pm Dinner & Program*Vegetarian Meal available on requestIntroductions byHonorable Porter GossHonorary ChairSenator Lizbeth Benacquisto FeaturingTucker Carlson The Morgan HouseSunday, May 12th10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Reservations Required337-3377 33 Patio de Leon, Fort Myers in downtowns historic River District www.morganhouserestaurant.com Mothers Day Brunch BuffetAnnual


THE RIVER MAY 3, 20134 Youth Spanish Immersion Classes Continue At Alliance For The ArtsThe Alliance for the Arts is continuing its new Spanish language immersion classes beginning on Saturday, May 11 from 10 to 11 a.m. In this six-week class, children ages 4 to 7 are not just taught to speak Spanish, they are taught in Spanish. The immersion class provides the foundation for understanding and speaking Spanish as a second language. Activities include language books, art projects, flash cards, interactive games and DVDs. The cost is $60 for Alliance members or $72 for non-members. Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 12 students. The instructor, Anaily Perez, has designed curriculum for language learning programs, classrooms and private tutoring, and she has developed programs to encourage children to get excited about learning to read, while exploring their creativity. Visit www.artinlee.org or call 939-2787 for more information on this class, or on the many other classes the Alliance offers for kids and adults. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Spanish language immersion class Young Peoples Concert May 7The Symphony Is All Around You is fun-filled concert that is an excellent introduction to the wonderful sound of a live, professional orchestra in concert. Students will take a journey with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra to discover how the symphony is part of their everyday lives, with music by Beethoven, Mozart and Tchaikovsky as well as selections from Harry Potter, Indiana Jones and Star Wars. Chris Confessore will conduct two performances of The Symphony is All Around at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall on Tuesday, May 7 at 10 and 11:30 a.m. and shows are nearly sold-out. Confessore has a reputation for designing and delivering outstanding educational performances for young people. He is in his 18th season as Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra in Melbourne, Florida and also serves as Resident Conductor of the Alabama Symphony. From 1990 to 1995, he administered one of the most intensive orchestral education programs in the country as Education Director of the Florida West Coast Symphony in Sarasota. The program will demonstrate the versatility of a symphony orchestra, from traditional repertoire to TV, cinema, Broadway and even cartoons. The program is designed for fifth grade students but open to all grade levels. A packet of educational materials is available on the Symphonys website at www.swflso.org, under For Educators. The program is offered free to area elementary school students with support from Publix Supermarkets Charities. Funding assistance for transportation is made available to the schools through the support of LCEC and the Southwest Florida Symphony Society. If you are interested in attending a performance or wish to provide additional funding support for this project, call the Symphony Office at 418-0996. Entering its 53rd Season, the Southwest Florida Symphony is recognized as one of the finest performing ensembles in the region. In addition to a five-concert Masterworks Series, four pops concert and chamber orchestra programs on Sanibel Island, the organization offers a full array of educational programs. These include: A youth orchestra program with three large ensembles and chamber ensembles coached by the professional musicians of the Southwest Florida Symphony In-School educational ensemble programs by a string quartet and brass quintet The Symphony Discovery Club, Student Rush Tickets and tickets for disadvantaged youth and families An instrument Zoo that provides a hands-on introduction to the instruments of the orchestra For more information on these and other programs of the Southwest Florida Symphony, visit www.swflso.org or call 418-0996. Heights Foundation Receives Donation For Culinary CenterThe Pierce Family Fund donated $25,000 to the Heights Foundation to purchase a commercial hood, fire suppression and exhaust system for the Heights Culinary Center. The Culinary Center will be a commercial teaching kitchen, located within The Heights Center a 14,000 squarefoot facility for education, opportunity and enrichment in the Harlem Heights community. The Heights Culinary Center will provide family self-sufficiency and development through workforce training, entrepreneurship and community feeding programs. Our intent is to help under-employed adults gain the skills and experience needed to meet their life goals. We are excited to partner with area resorts, life-care establishments, restaurants and hotels to provide job-ready, qualified and motivated staff to meet their needs. said Kathryn Kelly, president and CEO of the Heights Foundation. The donation by the Pierce family allows us to purchase the most important piece of equipment in our kitchen. Additional commercial equipment is needed to complete the teaching kitchen. The Heights Center, supported by the Heights Foundation, is a place for education, opportunity and enrichment. The Heights Foundation works to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. The centers mission is to promote family and community development, support education, health and wellness, and provide the benefits of enrichment, expressive and cultural arts. The Harlem Heights Cultural Arts and Community Center is located at 15570 Hagie Drive in Fort Myers. For more information about the Heights Center and the Heights Culinary Center, call 482-7706 or visit www. heightsfoundation.org. ENDLESS TRAILS ENDLESS TRAILS FLORIDA HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDING FLORIDA HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDING Lark Campisano Lark Campisano& Ray Simpson Ray SimpsonTRAIL GUIDES19201 Matt Road Fort Myers, FL 33917 (239) 731-3265 (239) 731-3265or (239) 560-4589 (239) 560-4589 Lazy Flamingo, Inc. Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 6520-C Pine Avenue 6520-C Pine Avenue Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5353 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Rd 16501 Stringfellow Rd Bokeelia, FL 33922 Bokeelia, FL 33922 239-283-5959 239-283-5959 Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 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Junior League Supports Mobile Food PantryOn Saturday, May 11, the Junior League of Fort Myers (JLFM) will be at Clemente Park in Fort Myers from 9:30 a.m. to noon, providing fresh food to families, including children, adults and seniors. Coordinating with the great team at Harry Chapin Food Bank, JLFM is able to reach out to the community each month to help fight against childhood obesity and supplement children and their families diets by providing healthy food selections. At each pantry, there are free childtailored activities and educational programming to address their needs as it relates to teaching the importance of eating healthy while living an active lifestyle. During this particular pantry, the Kids in the Kitchen will be focusing on dental health. JLFMs Kids in the Kitchen initiative is nationally recognized. The Junior League of Fort Myers took that program and restructured it to fit the needs of the Southwest Florida community to fight childhood obesity. By providing fresh, healthy food selections to the whole family, healthy lifestyle choices will help reverse the increased rate of childhood obesity and its associated health issues. Over the past six months, JLFM Mobile Food Pantry has provided close to a months worth of food to approximately 200 families at every pantry. The pantry is located at Clemente Park at 1936 Henderson Avenue, off of MLK Blvd. in Fort Myers. The Junior Leagues Kids In The Kitchen display will be at Clemente Park on May 11 Volunteers helping distribute food during a previous Kids In The Kitchen event Junior League of Fort Myers volunteers at a recent event 5 THE RIVER MAY 3, 2013 10% OFFOffer valid with Cash payments only...No credit cards. ONE COUPON PER TABLE Can not be used with any other offer. 18% Gratuity may be added to bill before discount. 11am 10pm, Expires May 10, 2013 R i v Offe r va lid wi th Cash p ay me nt s on ly C a y .. .N o y y Nellies U U ps ps ta ta ir ir s Wa ters id d e e B Ba r Happy Hour All Day, Everyday wi wi th th Liv e music to o! Between FREE Ne ll ie


THE RIVER MAY 3, 20136 Extreme Mailbox Makeover ContestWhat does your mailbox say about you? Does it need a facelift? Does it reflect a positive image of your home? May is Mailbox Improvement Month. Fort Myers Postmaster Randy Stines and Naples Postmaster Richard Barber are hosting an Extreme Mailbox Makeover contest during the month of May. Make your plans now to spiff up your mailbox and enter the contest. You, your letter carrier, and your neighbors will be pleased whether you win the contest or not! Heres what to do: Take a photo of the existing box that needs a makeover. Make the changes you desire and take a photo of the new, spiffy mailbox. Mail both photos, along with your name, address, and phone number to: USPS Consumer Council, 79 Mid Cape Ter, Cape Coral, FL 33991. Or, email entries to kathleen.m.swanson@usps. com. Entries will be accepted through May 30. The Fort Myers and Naples Consumer Advisory Councils will judge the entries for creativity and compliance with postal regulations. Two winners for each city will be announced on June 12. The winning photos will be on display in the Page Field, Cape Coral Central, Naples Main and Coco River post offices during July. The winning mailboxes will be featured on two sheets of First Class mail customized photo postage stamps presented to the winners. Mailboxes should be installed at a height of 41 to 45 inches from the road surface to the bottom of the mailbox or point of mail entry. Mailboxes are set back 6 to 8 inches from the front face of the curb or road edge to the mailbox door. Mailboxes must be approved traditional, contemporary or locked full/ limited curbside mailboxes. A custom built mailbox requires approval by the Postmaster prior to installation and must conform to the requirements relative to the flag, size, strength and quality of construction. The mailbox must display the house number on the flag side of the box. Safety tip: To keep yourself and the letter carrier safe from stings, avoid the use of flowering plants or bushes. Taste Of The Town To Be Held At Jetblue ParkOn November 3, the Junior League of Fort Myers will bring its 31st annual food festival to an all-new location. This annual favorite charity fundraiser brings together tastes from local restaurants, music, childrens entertainment and more to its first new venue in 20 years: JetBlue Park at Fenway South. According to Junior League officials, Fenway South provides the perfect location for guests to sample delicious food and enjoy local bands on the grounds. Event entry costs will remain an affordable $5 while children under the age of 12 are free. Our new partnership with Fenway South is very exciting to the Junior League of Fort Myers, said Nicole Brenner, 2012-13 president. It represents a great opportunity to grow our event. We look forward to guests enjoying the grounds, the ample parking and the central location to residents of Fort Myers, Estero, Lehigh, Bonita Springs and Naples. Our facilities provide a convenient, all-in-one venue for the Junior League that will allow Taste of the Town to attract a larger number of vendors and attendees to help this event grow and raise the most possible funds for the Junior Leagues work in the community, said Katie Haas, senior director of Florida business operations for the Red Sox. We are very excited to be partnering on this signature event that raises funds to improve our community through the Junior Leagues programs and services. This year marks the 31st Taste of the Town event, which has previously been located in other venues, namely the campus of the Alliance for the Arts and Edison State College. The event began in the early 1980s as a public picnic, called The French Picnic, in which Junior League members prepared and served all the food. Since then, Taste of the Town has developed into a locally anticipated event, bringing an average of 10,000 guests from all over Southwest Florida. Funds raised at Taste of the Town contribute directly to the Junior Leagues volunteer programs, which currently include programs to fight childhood obesity, support at-risk youth and provide local mini-grants. We invite all our past guests to join us in our new location and help support our mission and volunteer programs, Brenner added. The location may be new, but the event will be as fun as ever. The Junior League of Fort Myers, Inc., a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. JLFM membership is open to all women aged 21 and older of all races, religions and national origin who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism. JetBlue Park at Fenway South is the Boston Red Soxs 106-acre Spring Training and Player Development Complex, located at 11500 Fenway South Drive off Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers. JetBlue Park includes a number of venue locations for up to thousands of people including the left-field deck, concourse, right-field picnic area, Fenway South Drive and 20 acres adjacent to the park. For more information about the Junior League of Fort Myers, call 277-1197 or visit www.jlfm.org. May is Mailbox Improvement Month Hortoons Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


7 THE RIVER MAY 3, 2013 From page 1Rock The Riveramazingly versatile guitarist. He is wellversed in many musical styles, having performed country, rock, blues and light jazz. His true love in music, however, has always been The Rolling Stones. I was fortunate enough to have grown up in the s listening to The Stones, he says. Learning their songs at an early age provided Donavon with a solid foundation in harmony, theory and composition which has served him throughout his musical career. Steve Lavalley comes from New York and is a long-time admirer of a certain bass player from London. He was more than happy to lend his years of guitar and bass-playing experience to zStonez. These songs, when played correctly and in the spirit of the originals, have an energy and emotion all their own that audiences have really responded to. Its great to be working with other musicians that are as dedicated to capturing the authentic feel and presentation of this most special era of music, said Lavalley. Under the influence of the Stones since February 9, 1964, Dave Radford (from Memphis, Tennessee) is the bands drummer, private pilot, historian and stickler for authenticity. An ardent collector, when not playing (and loving) the drums (or restoring vintage Corvettes), he thrives on the challenge of recreating each and every piece of Stones history. Chuck Noonan has been an ardent Rolling Stones fan since early childhood. In the process of researching the music and lives of Stones, he is constantly awed by the genius and creativity they displayed and the impact they made on music and the world. Our own Karky Mr. K Karkalits, who hails from Miami, is now celebrating over 50 years as a professional musician and entertainer. It all began at 2 and a half years old, when he kept going back to the piano and picking out melodies and improvising by ear and having fun. He began his early professional career when he was 11, playing a Hammond organ at resorts and supper clubs in Florida every summer as well as organ for the spring training games for the Pittsburg Pirates. Serious classical piano training began when he was 6 which continued for 16 years, including 7 years at the Florida School for the Blind and four years at Florida State University, where he majored in piano and music therapy. There, he also studied electronic music composition on the first Moog Synthesizer under the direction of Dr. Robert Moog. Karkalits recorded his first pop organ record when he was 16, Karkey At The New Hammond, and began playing numerous promotional concerts around the southeastern U.S. as one of the featured organists on the Hammond Artist Series. Through the years, he has performed with various groups and done session work and jingle production at numerous studios. Special highlights for him are performing my own serious piano composition in Toronto Canada, playing grand piano on stage with Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians and performing with Tanya Tucker, Mickey Gilley and now zStonez. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in the downtown Fort Myers River District. Tickets to the zStonez are $10 each. For tickets or information, visit www.sbdac. com or call 333-1933. Garden Council Meeting Garden enthusiasts throughout Lee County are invited to attend the bi-monthly meeting of the Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council on Friday, May 10. The meeting will be held at the Eco Living Center in Rutenberg Park, 6490 South Pointe Boulevard in Fort Myers. Hospitality begins at 9 a.m., with the meeting starting at 9:30. There is no charge for attending the meeting and parking is free. The meeting will feature the installation of officers: Debbie Wyatt-Stotter, president; Brenda Norris, first vice president; Sandy Kavouras, second vice president; Suzy Valentine, secretary; Kay Holloway, corresponding secretary; MaeJean Nothstine, treasurer; Kathryn Patterson, assistant treasurer; and Ena McGrattan, Mitzi Marckesano, and Laura Jibben, directors. Representatives of the U.S. Postal Service will be on hand to sell sheets of the LaFlorida and Garden Seeds stamps. The council meets every other month from September through May. The councils headquarters, made possible by the City of Fort Myers, houses the home of the Berne Davis Gardens and the Mina Edison Botanical Reference Library on the premises. The council office is adjacent to the Edison-Ford Winter Estates on Virginia Avenue. The gardens are open every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for tours. For more information, contact Laura Jibben at 463-3690, or fmlcgcpres@ embarqmail.com. From page 1Tucker Carlson SpeechThe local Republican Party is looking to energize its base and unite all Southwest Florida residents concerned about the direction of the country and the partisan environment. Carlson will offer a unique perspective as well as solutions, and will take questions from the audience. Former CIA Director and Mayor of Sanibel Porter Goss will introduce Carlson. Tickets are $100 per person and include dinner. Business and table sponsorships are available and the public can sponsor a student for $30. A reception with cash bar will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner. The speech about the future of the party will conclude the evening. Make checks payable to LCREC and mail to PO Box 61465, Fort Myers, FL 33906 by Thursday, May 9. Tree Planting At Local ChurchWhen a small frangipani tree was planted recently at the Fort Myers Congregational United Church of Christ, it was part of a global program that will enhance the environment and provide aid to thousands of hungry and/or homeless children. The program is called Mission 4/1 and was started by the nationwide United Church of Christ. The local church is at 8210 College Parkway. The national churchs goal is to write 100,000 letters to elected officials, among others, to plant at least 100,000 trees of any kind everywhere in the world and to donate one million hours of help to the recent Earth Day efforts. It is a wonderful, worthwhile cause, said Rev. Phil White. We are so happy to be able to, in our own small way, assist in this program. Much of the effort will go to help children in Kenya where hunger and homelessness are widespread. The government there, with assistance from the U.S. and other countries, gives money to aid organizations for every tree that is planted there and throughout the world. Mothers Day, May 12 will be a significant day in the program. Special offerings will be taken globally. A list of things to do to save the environment will be distributed worldwide. At the local UCC, more than 150 attended the tree planting service. Sierra, Natalie and Rachel Paul with Rev. Phil White RESTAURANT239.466.464620351 SUMMERLIN ROAD, FORT MYERS. ACROSS FROM TANGER FACTORY OUTLETS. IN THE PUBLIX SHOPPING PLAZA. Take mom to Courtneys for Mothers Day brunchOpen 10 am to 3pm.Make your reservations now. Half Price Mimosas, Bloody Marys, & Sangria


THE RIVER MAY 3, 20138 Along The RiverDebuting Friday, May 3 from 6 to 10 p.m., Digital Lee is a design and technology showcase of the most exceptional student projects from the Lee County Public School District. This years third annual exhibit will debut at the Art of the Olympians Center for Excellence in the Fort Myers River District. Digital Lee coincides with the Fort Myers Art Walk and Music Walk events, providing an opportunity for individuals to experience the most innovative student work in the region. The competition is open to Lee Countys middle school, high school and post-secondary programs in Graphic Design, Animation, Publication Design and Web Design. The Art of the Olympians Center of Excellence celebrates the constant challenge to achieve greatness in physical, artistic and educational endeavors. It encourages and inspires individuals of all ages, particularly children, to strive for personal growth and be at their best. Art of the Olympians is located at 1300 Hendry Street in Fort Myers. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 332-5055 or go to www. artoftheolympians.org. On Sunday, May 5, celebrate Mexican independence and heritage in downtown Fort Myers historic River District. There will be a Cinco de Mayo Block Party from 4 to 9 p.m. with multiple stages, live music and a DJ. The event is free for all ages. For more information, call 1-855-732-3836. Ichiban, located in the mosaic-tiled Post Office Arcade, is a local favorite for Chinese and Japanese cuisine. The name means Number One in Japanese and offers its customers the perfect balance of great quality and affordable prices. Ichiban has been family owned and operated for nine years and its enduring popularity is a testament to its exceptional, friendly service. Some of the restaurants most popular dishes include shrimp with lobster sauce served with fried rice and egg roll, seaweed salad, General Tsos chicken (or tofu for vegetarians) and chicken chow mein served with white rice. Ichiban offers a quick combination lunch menu served until 3 p.m. along with an extensive dinner menu that includes Bento boxes served with shrimp and vegetable tempura and Japanese rice. Just need a quick late-night snack? Order the sweet and smoky BBQ Ribs or fried shrimp appetizer, best enjoyed with an ice-cold Kirin Ichiban beer. Ichiban has introduced several great new sushi rolls to its menu including the Ichiban Special Roll. It features two tempura shrimps, avocado, cucumber and krab stick topped with cooked, spicy white fish, tempura crunch and eel sauce. It is best enjoyed with warm or cold sake. There are multiple ways to get to Ichiban: enter through the main Post Office Arcade entrance on Broadway, through the lobby of Hotel Indigo on Main Street or from First Street courtyard across from the City of Palms parking garage. Ichiban is located at 1520 Broadway in downtown Fort Myers, in the historic Post Office Arcade. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. Free delivery is available within the River District. For more information, call 334-6991. See the most exceptional student art projects from the Lee County Public School System at Art of the Olympians on display beginning on May 3 Try the new Ichiban Special Roll served in a beautiful sushi boat. It is best enjoyed with warm or cold sake or an ice cold Kirin Ichiban beer 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. 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Daily www.threecraftyladies.com Make It & Take It Bead Bracelet Every Thursday $4.75Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Tropical Fabrics Tropical Fabrics Novelty Yarn Novelty Yarn Quilting Notions Quilting Notions Beads Beads Scrapbook Scrapbook Papers Papers Childrens Crafts Childrens Crafts Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Crafts Gifts Shell Crafts Gifts Find us on WE WILL PAY YOUR TOLL!!!Spend $55 and bring us your toll receipt for a full refund! Located across the street from Gulf Harbour 15065 McGregor Blvd, Ste 104, Fort Myers Phone: 239.267.9000 Online: www.naumannlawpa.comCall for a FREE Consultation


9 THE RIVER MAY 3, 2013 Local Businessman Gifts $1 Million To Golisano Childrens HospitalLee Memorial Health System Foundation announced a gift of $1 million by local businessman Jim Doyle. The gift will support the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida capital campaign. The project supports construction of a new 128-bed state-of-the-art pediatric medical facility on the grounds of HealthPark Medical Center in Fort Myers. The gift will be matched dollar for dollar via B. Thomas Golisanos $20 million matching challenge grant and will name a NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) Neighborhood within the new lifesaving facility. A generous supporter of many Lee Memorial Health System and Golisano Childrens Hospital initiatives, Doyle chose to make his largest gift to date in support of the ongoing local childrens health care project. He said, This is my home and I believe in supporting lifesaving health care in our Southwest Florida community. I have a particular passion for supporting organizations that address the challenges of infants, children and young adults. Quality, world-class medical care for the children from Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties was a cause hard to ignore. He continued, If I can be a part of helping these families with their daily challenges and be part of a lifesaving facility that reaches so many children, I am honored to do so. I also feel strongly about reducing the number of babies and children that are currently being transferred to the Tampa and Miami areas because of a shortage of beds in the current facility. My feeling is that these children should be kept close to home and near their parents and caregivers while they receive lifesaving medical care. Doyle also added that the matching challenge grant from Golisano was an incredible catalyst for the gift. Doyle lived in the Rochester, New York area where Golisano has a great presence. Coincidently, Golisano has guest-lectured in Doyles fathers classes at the University of Rochester (Doyles father served as a long-time professor at the University of Rochester). Doyle serves as the executive director of ProVenture Far East, LTD and resides in Fort Myers and Naples. Lee Memorial Health System President and CEO Jim Nathan said of the gift, We are truly honored to be the recipient of such a generous gift. Jim Doyle has been a supporter of many of our initiatives and we thank him for his trust and confidence in us and for his love and dedication to help provide quality services for children as close to home as possible. We hope others will be inspired by his generosity and will consider a lifesaving gift to the children of Southwest Florida. Jim Doyle; Charles Idelson, president and CEO of Investors Security Trust Company and chairperson of Lee Memorial Health System Foundation Board; Sharon A. MacDonald, chief foundation officer for Lee Memorial Health System; and Jim Nathan, president and CEO of Lee Memorial Health SystemFrom page 3Tourism Travelalso enjoy Art Walk and shop and dine downtown that evening. The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau will celebrate its 30th birthday with a culinary masterpiece prepared by Andre Gratesol, master baker with Lush Bakery. The master of ceremonies will be meteorologist Robert Van Winkle of NBC-2. Officials in the tourism industry participating include Dennis Castleman, U.S. Travel Association vice-president, and Paul Phipps of Visit Florida. City of Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson and Tamara Pigott, VCB executive director, will also speak at the event. We Proudly Brew Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Fun new" Moo Wear for all ages Fun new" Moo Wear for all agesServing Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Treat Treat Mom Mom on on Mother Mother s Day All All Mothers Mothers receive receive sweets sweets We Will Serve You We Will Serve You 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.comVoted Best Family Dining Restaurant 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012


Churches/ TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION (UUA) Where diversity is treasured 2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Starting November 4, two Services: 9 am and 11 am. Adult Education Ethics Workshop: 10 am. Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson, Minister ( nal year) 239-266-0900. 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. George P. Savas Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. www.annunciation.fl.goarch.org 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 Pastor: Bud Stephens; A nondemonimational church emphasizing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Sunday Service: 9:15 a.m. Traditional, 10:45 Contemporary. 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 First Street, River District. www.time4thinkers.com, www.christiansciencefortmyers.com, 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 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 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 COVENANT EYES CHURCH See Clearly. Meeting monthly at 9 a.m. at the Elks Lodge. 1900 Park Meadows Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33907. 239-220-8519 Pastor Alan Bondar www.newcovenanteyes.com Wear what you want, rockin music, relevant teaching, LIFT Kidz program, free coffee & donuts, people who are real, church thats actually fun. 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. SAINT COLUMBKILLE CATHOLIC CHURCH 12171 Iona Road, Fort Myers, off McGregor and north of Gladiolus. 489-3973 Father Joseph Clifford. Weekly masses: Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. Weekend masses: Saturday 3 and 5 p.m.; Sunday: 7, 9,11, and 5:30 p.m. Reconciliation is available at the church on Saturdays at noon and by appointment SAINT JOHN THE APOSTLE METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH 3049 Mcgregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, 344-0012 Pastor Reverend Steve Filizzi An Affirming & Inclusive Congregation Sunday Services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mid-Week Service, Wednesday 6:30 p.m. SAINT 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. SAINT PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3751 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, 463-4251. Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m. Womens Bible Study is offered on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 9:30 a.m. www.stpeterfmb.com 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.org Affiliated: United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism continued on page 11THE RIVER MAY 3, 201310


11 THE RIVER MAY 3, 2013 From page 10Churches/TemplesTHE 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. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers Just off McGregor across from the Edison/ Ford Winter Estates 334-4978 Pastor: Douglas Kelchner Worship times Sundays 9 and 10:30 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. UNITY OF FORT MYERS 11120 Ranchette Road, Fort Myers Winter services: Sundays at 9:15 and 11 a.m. Childrens class at 11 a.m. Reverend Jim Rosemergy, minister. Our God is Love; our Race is Human; our Religion is Oneness. www.unityoffortmyers.org or 239-278-1511 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. Goodwill Awards LuncheonThree remarkable individuals and two outstanding businesses will be honored Friday, May 10 at Goodwills Breakthrough Awards Luncheon. The event will be held at Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe Street in downtown Fort Myers. The annual event is a celebration of the nonprofit agencys top achievers and supporters in the community. This event is a great way for us to say thank you to the people who are involved in our programs and who support the Goodwill mission, said Madison Mitchell, spokesperson for Goodwill. Goodwill assists people in our community with disabilities and disadvantages; the Breakthrough Awards really highlight those involved in that. This year, Goodwill will be honoring members of the community in several different categories. Daniel Rosenfeld and Jean Edmond will both be recognized for their personal achievements through Goodwill. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, partners with Goodwill on its annual Festival of Trees, and Darden Resturants LongHorn Steakhouse will both be honored for their support of people with disabilities and disadvantages. This years Volunteer Breakthrough Award winner is Renee Ludwig, who has been involved with Goodwill and the Festival of Trees for many years. There will also be a preview of the future Goodwill Opportunity Center which will house the Goodwill LIFE Academy, a charter school for students with developmental disabilities, Goodwills administrative offices and operations. Vases created by the LIFE Academy students will be available for purchase as a fundraiser for the school. Tickets to the Goodwill Breakthrough Awards Luncheon are $50 per person or $750 for a table sponsorship. To RSVP, visit www.goodwillswfl.org/luncheonRSVP or call Madison Mitchell at 995-2106 ext. 2213. Special Equestrians FundraiserTaste of Love 10, the annual culinary extravaganza and fundraiser to benefit Special Equestrians was a huge success. More than 475 people attended the event at The Design Studio by Raymond on Sunday, March 3, raising over $150,000 for the therapeutic horseback riding program. The events success is contributable to the 25-plus sponsors, in-kind donors and long-time supporters of Special Equestrians. All proceeds from Taste of Love 10 will directly benefit Special Equestrians, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children and adults with disabilities by providing a structured therapeutic horseback riding program and equine assisted activities. The Special Equestrians therapeutic riding program has been awarded Premier Accredited Center status by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship. Serving Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties, Special Equestrians is a United Way Partner Agency that has been serving southwest Florida for over 25 years. For more information, visit www.specialequestians.net. Help Needed For Letter Carrier Food DriveThe Harry Chapin Food Bank needs help for a successful Stamp Out Hunger food drive on Saturday, May 11. The Stamp Out Hunger event is the nations largest single-day food drive. Letter carriers in Lee and Collier counties will be collecting nonperishable food during the 21st annual drive. Help is needed for two aspects of the food collection: drivers are needed to assist letter carriers in picking up the food and volunteers are needed to complete a preliminary sort of the food. Stamp Out Hunger is the one day when letter carriers collect non-perishable food that has been left by mailboxes. Food collected in Lee County will be distributed by the Harry Chapin Food Bank and several other agencies; food collected in Collier County will be distributed by Collier Harvest. All food collected in food drives is distributed to participating agencies at no cost. To help letter carriers with their pickups on May 11, contact Debi Mitchell in Lee County, 573-9638; and Jesse Costin in Collier County, 239-643-4716. To help sort food, contact Bedzaida Bryen at Harry Chapin Food Bank, 334-7007, ext. 141, or Kim Berghs at the United Way, 433-2000, ext. 260. If you want to donate food but arent able to do so on May 11, you may drop off donations at any Post Office. Food may also be left at Uncle Bobs storage areas at 3780 Central Avenue, 4400 Solomon Boulevard, or 6600 Industrial Drive, Fort Myers; 1320 River Road, North Fort Myers; or 800 Abrams Boulevard, Lehigh Acres. Virtually any kind of food may be donated in unopened, nonbreakable containers. Items especially in need are peanut butter, tuna, rice, beans, and canned meats, fruits, vegetables and soups. From page 2School And Churchmore about the early 20th century race to build enough schools to keep up with the student population. For information, call 321-7430 or go to museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Be sure to visit one of the areas best research centers, the Southwest Florida Historical Society, where you can see more photos of Second Street way back when. The all-volunteer non-profit organization is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Contact the society at 939-4044, or visit on Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. Sources: Archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society and the Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer. 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Not only was the redfish bite going on this week but the snook action stayed hot too, often finding snook right under the bushes mixed in with the reds. Fishing the lower water action started out slow with trout and a few reds but once the tide got up, the fishing was very consistent. Mangrove shorelines around the mouth of the river were the best redfish bite for me this week. Tail hooked pinfish flipped up under the mangroves caught redfish to 34 inches. Once you found a mangrove that was holding redfish, the bite was non-stop with some holes producing six or more topof-the-slot reds. During lower periods of the tide, I fished for the redfish in sand potholes just out from the mangroves in two to three feet of water with cut ladyfish and cut pinfish. Although this bite was nothing like the high water bite, you could still pick up a few reds while you waited for the tide to get right. Snook could be found anywhere from a mangrove creek all the way out to the passes and the beach this week. During the low incoming water, I spent my time targeting deeper mangrove channels and creeks with live shiners. Pitching a few shiners as chum against a shoreline quickly let you know if the spot was worth fishing. Higher water oyster bars and shallower mangrove keys were the places to be. Trolling motor fishing mangrove shorelines with soft plastic jigs during the high tide was also a good bet. Once the tide got down about half way, I moved on to docks and the passes and the bite just continued. A better bait choice for docks and the passes was live pinfish and grunts. This week I did not catch as many jumbo trout as I have in the past few weeks. We did catch a 27-incher one day while snook fishing a mangrove shoreline though. These jumbo trout are still going on but with great high water this week, I just did not concentrate my efforts on trout fishing at all. Sharks off all varieties have moved into the sound in good numbers. Blacktips can be found on just about any flat and will eat both live and cut bait. These are one of my favorite fish to catch when fishing with kids. The deeper water in the middle sound is a great place to get this going on. A chum bag hung off the back of the boat will quickly draw in the twoto four-foot blacktips. On light spinning tackle, rig up with a float, a sixto 12-inch piece of light wire and a circle hook. For bait I like a live pinfish, but cut bait will also get it done. These scrappy blacktips make screaming runs and often jump. Be careful releasing these fish as they are solid muscle and able to contort their body to bite their tail. I have a long hook remover and try not to lift them out of the water. Tarpon fishing is still a little hit and miss from the reports I have received from other captains. There are fish that have been spotted throughout our area but just not that consistently quite yet. Both out on the beaches and in the sound I have seen a few fish rolling and free jumping yet I have not started to target them as I hoped. By the time you read this I will have been fishing them for about a week non-stop and should have much better information and, hopefully, some pictures to share. Today was my last snook and redfish trip for a while as I now move on to tarpon fishing, pretty much all of May.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. 481-473 3 12600 McGre g or Blvd, Ft M y er s www.scu b av i ce di vers.com S wim wi t h the Fishe s BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva IslandSend 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. Fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week, Ross, 10, from Vermont caught his first Pine Island Slam. This was his 31-inch redfish which was caught and released.


13 THE RIVER MAY 3, 2013 CROW Case Of The Week: Red Shouldered Hawk Babyby Patricia MolloyHawks are common symbols in mythology, often representing swiftness, agility and strength. Redshouldered hawks (Buteo lineatus) are divided into five subspecies. The variety found in south Florida have the palest plumage of those in North America. They are territorial and monogamous avians best known for their distinctive, loud kee-aah. Unlike most hawks, a red-shouldered hawk is a sit-and-wait hunter, utilizing perches instead of the ground to hunt for prey. A neonatal red-shouldered hawk was delivered to CROW after an apparent fall from its nest. It looks like a little fluff ball, said Dr. Heather. After a thorough exam, it was found to be uninjured, however, the infant required around-the-clock care. Our hope is to re-nest him as soon as possible, she added. Often when a healthy baby bird is admitted to the clinic, the CROW staff will return it to the location at which it was found within a couple of days in hopes that the parents will are still in the area. If the original nest is damaged, a more sturdy, handmade one will be attached to a tree with bungee cords, off the ground, to protect the bird from predators. After filling the nest box with wood chips and feeding the baby a hearty breakfast, CROW staffers and/or volunteers will monitor the progress of the bird at a safe distance. The paternal instincts of avians are very strong, and in most cases, the parents will quickly resume feeding their little ones. Spring has sprung, which means that the CROW clinic is inundated with babies of all species, particularly birds. Volunteers are desperately needed to help care for and feed injured, abandoned and abducted hatchling woodpeckers, blue jays, common grackles and newborn eastern screech owls. Training is provided. Volunteer shifts are four hours and divided by morning and afternoon schedules. If you are interested, call Kathy Boone, CROWs volunteer coordinator, at 472-3644 ext. 229 or email her at volunteers@crowclinic.org. Help reverse some of the damage to native habitat created by humans by donating your time to save our precious wildlife. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. This neonatal hawk, patient #0898, must be kept in an incubator to stabilize its body temperature. It is fed numerous times per day to ensure that its caloric intake is at a maximum, which is very important for a youngster of any species to grow properly Complete Do-It Yourself B oa t P a rt s St o r e Marine Tradin g Post 15600 S an C arlos Blvd, Un i t 170, Ft M y ers ( Bes i de B ig Lots ) C all 437-7475 A dd iti o n a l L oca ti o n s : 1156 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort M y er s Call 997-577 7 2 397 Davis Blvd in Naple s Call 793-5800 H ou r s: 8am -5:30pm Mon-Sa t $ 99. 95 Sta i n l ess Stee l Power Coate d W hi te Due l Trumpet Horn B i m i n i To p $ 199 L arge Se l ect i on of Steer i n g W h ee l s


THE RIVER MAY 3, 201314 Caring For Your PlantsA Focus On Pineapple Plantsby Justen DobbsI have noticed a lot of homeowners growing their own pineapple plants (Ananas comosus). The pineapple is in the bromeliad family. Bromeliads are those green plants with brightly-colored blooms emerging from the center that can be found at most garden stores and home improvement warehouses. The pineapple bromeliad is the only one in the world that has edible fruit. Pineapples are cultivated (grown for sale) in Hawaii, Florida and most of the Caribbean. However, there are several different types of pineapple bromeliads and not all of them grow delicious fruit. Some are grown for landscaping and as decorative container plants. Pineapple plants reproduce by vegetative propagation, meaning as they mature, small offsets or pups emerge from the base of the plant. These offsets do not have any roots until they are planted into fertile soil and allowed to produce their own roots. The actual pineapple fruit also has an offset that is produced at the top of it. So, the small green spiky plant at the top of every pineapple is a brand new pineapple plant. In order to grow this plant, simply cut it off at the base and separate it from the actual pineapple. Place the plant on top of soil either in your landscape or in a pot. Next, mound up dirt around the base of the new pineapple plant so that it doesnt tip over. Then water the plant and the soil well. Allow the soil to dry slightly before watering again. If you keep the soil too wet while the plant is trying to root, it may rot at the base. Once the plant is rooted, you will see new growth coming out of the top and the green leaves will begin to elongate. When this occurs, it is okay to place the plant into full or mostly full sun and continue to water it often. If you have a slow-release granular fertilizer or a liquid fertilizer, it is good to use it periodically in order to get a large vigorous plant. Pineapple plants have a life span of about three to four years, in which time their leaves continue to grow to about three feet in diameter and height. Once the plant hits maturity, it will begin developing a small stalk in its center. This stalk doesnt look like much at first, but will eventually protrude out about one to feet and then begin looking like a tiny pineapple. The tiny pineapple will grow and eventually begin to fall over on account of its weight. This is the best time to harvest the fruit; give it a day or two to ripen fully, then cut it open and eat it. Remember, a pineapple fruit grown here will not get as large as the store-bought ones because here it is grown in a sub-tropical climate. Justen Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@ gmail.com. Ananas lucida is a red variety; its fruit is not edible Ananas comosus, ivory coast, is a variegated variety Plant SmartRed Silk-Cotton Treeby Gerri ReavesThe red silkcotton trees (Bombax ceiba) origin is unknown, but it is thought to be native to tropical Asia or Australia. The term bombax derives from the Greek word for silk. After leaf drop in early winter, the tree flowers, a stunning display perfectly timed for seasonal visitors. The eyecatching scarlet-red flowers are up to a half-foot across and last only about a week on the branch. (Some trees have orange or white flowers.) Tulip-like and five-petaled, the flowers appear near the branch ends, attracting a host of birds to feed and pollinate. The petals are reflexed, or bent downward, at the tips, and the many stamens have purple-black tips. The straight trunk covered with sharp spines supports tiers of horizontal branches. The gray-green palmate compound leaves have three to nine leaflets. Fruit capsules of about six inches long split open while on the tree and release cottony floss embedded with brown seeds. The incredibly soft cotton falls to the ground or becomes wind-borne. The tree has drawbacks, too. The litter from leaves, flowers, and cotton fluff make it a somewhat messy species, and the prickly trunk is a safety hazard. In addition, the trees sheer size, up to 100 feet tall with a wide breadth, makes it too large for many residential landscapes. Sources: Flowering Trees of Florida by Mark K. Stebbins, Florida Landscape Plants by John V. Watkins and Thomas J. Sheehan, lee.ifas.ufl.edu, and plantbook.org. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. During its flowering period in January, this red silk-cotton tree was a show-stopper The large conical spines on the trunk can be a safety concern Even as the pods dispersed their silky floss in April, new leaves appeared photos by Gerri Reaves


15 THE RIVER MAY 3, 2013 From page 1Public Gardens Day7:30 a.m. and a second bird walk at 9 a.m., starting in the gardens and continuing to the new wetlands area of the park. Hourly tours of gardens include the succulent collection, ginger garden, the butterfly garden, heritage rose garden, vertical garden, water garden, bromeliad garden, the wedding gazebo and community garden. Continental breakfast will be available in the morning, as well as refreshments throughout the day. For a complete schedule of events, visit www. LakesPark.org. A variety of activities and programs will showcase the many gardens and other special features of Lakes Park, said Susan Moore, active member of the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation. The day will emphasize the impact of Lakes Park on our local natural environment and all the benefits the park has to offer. Lakes Park joins more than 500 public gardens in the nationwide celebration, and May 10 is officially designated as National Public Gardens Day in Lakes Park by the Lee County Board of County Commissioners. The event is being sponsored locally by the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation, a 501c3 organization that enriches the park with many projects including an expansion of the Botanic Garden at Lakes Park. The foundations main focus is to assist Lee County Parks and Recreation in the continued implementation of the $30 million Lakes Park Master Plan, enhancing the parks environmental aesthetics, wildlife habitat and recreational amenities for the community to enjoy for many years to come. For more information on the foundation, visit www.LakesPark.org. The Lee County Bird Patrol is also assisting in this event. National sponsors include the American Public Gardens Association, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine and Rain Bird Irrigation. Free parking is available by downloading a voucher at www.LakesPark.org. Lakes Regional Park is located at 7330 Gladiolus Drive between US 41 and Summerlin Drive. For more information, contact Marsha Asp, Vice President of Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation, at 851-6434. Pink ibis in the trees at Lakes Park w ww.SeabreezeN u rseries.com ( 239 ) 5 60-142 2 W HI T EFL Y or Sooty Mold? ? Y We can hel p! A sk about our S eason D iscount! m s, P al m e s, n ativ e n s croto n d s, bromelia d e s, b uttery bush e re & mu ch m or FREE WOOD CHIPS!!Nature Walk At Lakes ParkSee birds in native vegetation with experienced bird patrol guides in Lakes Park on Saturday, May 4 at 8:30 a.m. Lakes Park is a Lee County birding hot spot and crucial nesting area for many birds. The bird walk is scheduled for Saturday, May 4 at 8:30 a.m. Arrive a few minutes after 8 a.m. for a brief introduction and to sign waivers. Wear comfortable shoes and dress. Bring water, sunscreen and binoculars. Lakes Regional Park is at 7330 Gladiolus Drive. Meet at Shelter A7. Enter the Lakes Park gate from Gladiolus, turn right, drive to the end of the road and continue through the parking lot. Shelter A7 is located near the train station. Parking is $1 per hour or $5 for all day. The tour is free. For more information, call 533-7580 or 533-7576. This tour is provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation. Eastern phoebe photo by Meg Rousher


THE RIVER MAY 3, 201316 Garrett Nowlin Halie Boling Peyton Davis Lessons Learned At Florida Repby Di SaggauAs the first act begins in Educating Rita, we find Frank, professor of English literature (William McNulty) trying to remember where he stashed a bottle of booze in his bookshelf. A middle-aged alcoholic, he has lost both his passion for the subject and his respect of his students. Suddenly, there is a banging on the door. In barges Rita (Jessica Wortham), a hairdresser who enrolls in a class with Frank as her tutor. The entire play takes place in a university professors office in the north of England. Rita wants an education, although she has no idea what it is that shes asking. He is not interested in giving lessons in the evenings, as the course requires. Rita stands her ground and says she will return next week. Her brash sincerity eventually earns the respect of the professor. She is a breath of fresh air for Frank and he starts to care about someone for the first time since his wife left him. Each will end up teaching the other. The street-smart student is bored with her life and eager to learn. There is a warm bond that soon forms between pupil and teacher as Frank finds a student who actually wants to learn. Not surprisingly, the play has been compared to Professor Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion. Playwright Willy Russell is also the author of Shirley Valentine. In their first tutorial, Rita and Frank discuss EM Forster. Frank criticizes Ritas first essay, which consists of one line. She defends it. You see Rita transform, gradually with each scene. The script is well written and the dialogue is hilarious. Director Chris Clavelli has fearlessly tackled this two and a half hour play. He keeps the action moving around the stage with quick fades to dark without slowing the pace or interest. The set by Robert F. Wolin is exceptional, as always, befitting a professors lair with books from floor to ceiling. The two actors earn the audiences respect with their excellent performances. Wortham is everything you want Rita to be; bright, smart and clever, and also faintly desperate in her desire to rise above her background. McNulty excellently captures her tutors self-loathing and resentment when he finds his protege evading his grasp. Educating Rita is a crowd-pleasing play dealing with borderline-edgy issues of class and education while offering plenty of laughs. It plays through May 5 at Florida Repertory Theatre, in the Historic Arcade Theatre on Bay Street between Jackson and Hendry in the Fort Myers River District. Tickets are available online at www.floridarep.org or by calling the box office at 332-4488. Friends Of Lakes Library Hosts Jack EmeryThe Friends of Lakes Library guest speaker for May is British film producer and writer Jack Emery. All are invited on Friday, May 10 at 1 p.m. for the last of this series of talks by authors until the fall program begins in September. Emery uses clips from two of his award-winning films starring Derek Jacobi: Breaking The Code and Inquisition to discuss with the audience and demonstrate the role of the writer in creating a successful film drama. The two source books are Dostoyevskys Crime And Punishment from which a screenplay was written by Emery for his movie Inquisition, and Andrew Hodges book Alan Turing, the Enigma the stage and screenplay written by Hugh Whitmore for the movie Breaking The Code, produced by Emery. All members of the public are welcome to attend these speakers meetings. For more nformation, call 558-5720 or email emeritus_books@yahoo.com. William McNulty and Jessica Wortham in Educating RitaGrant Recipients Display Work At The AllianceEach year, the City of Fort Myers supports arts and cultural programming through a competitive grant process. Grants are awarded to artists who commit to make a cultural contribution to the cityscape and to enhance access by City residents and visitors to arts and cultural experiences. Recent recipients were invited to have their work featured in the Alliance for the Arts May gallery exhibit, with an opening reception on Friday, May 3 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Fort Myers Public Art Committee member Ava Roeder will lead a Gallery Walk & Talk on Saturday, May 4 from 10 to 11 a.m. Artwork by members of the Pan American Alliance for Art, Culture & Industry will be on display in the Member Gallery throughout the exhibit. The exhibit runs through May 25. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. On Friday, May 3, the Young Artists Awards will present three award-winning performers at the Reverie & Rock Art Gallery from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in conjunction with Mays Art Walk in downtown Fort Myers. Vocalists Halie Boling, Peyton Davis and Garrett Nowlin will be featured. All three performers attend Cypress Lake High School and were winners of the 2013 Young Artists Awards competition. The Young Artists Awards, beginning its 11th year of programming, is a notfor-profit education, performance, audition and scholarship program for students from throughout Southwest Florida. The organization is also a monthly partner with Art Walk. Reverie & Rock Art Gallery is located at 1528 Jackson Street in the downtown Fort Myers River District. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information on the Young Artists Awards, visit www.youngartistsawards.org or Young Artists Awards on Facebook. Young Artists Award Winners To Perform May 3 At Art Walk


17 THE RIVER MAY 3, 2013 The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Presents The Art Of London AmaraThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center presents the Art of London Amara, opening on Friday, May 3 during Art Walk. The show opens at 6 p.m. and continues through May 31. The gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Davis is located at 2301 First Street in the downtown Fort Myers River District. London Amara is an American born visual artist recognized for her large scale industrial, gestural and metaphoric sculpture, paintings and drawings. Educated in Fine Arts at Columbus College of Art and Design, she uses a varied practice of installation, sculpture, painting and drawing to explore the complex relationship between art, life, death and resurrection of enlightened hope and grace. Amara is an intensely driven artist, constantly experimenting with different mediums. She consistently intuits the use of handmade charcoals, graphite, water-based paint, oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, enamels, oxidized metals, assemblage materials and welded steel sculptures to visually excavate and capture brief moments of strength and fragility. The use of such a wide variety of mediums in unconventional ways allows for multiple dynamics and layers of expression. This is why abstract art can communicate and cross the boundaries of language. In creating art, the true subconscious surfacing to be expressed connects with a vast array of people. Art that is created in raw honesty touches the deepest and most sacred places we as humans encompass. Large scale, bold art with immediacy cuts right to the heart of the matter, and allows connection and ultimately healing. CHAOS is a series of work created over the last year. Its inspiration surfaced from life altering events personally experienced. The willingness to create from those events is the heart of the power behind the intensity of the work, explained Amara. London Amara has won numerous awards for her abstract oils, watercolors and charcoal drawings. After moving to Naples, Florida in 1999, she began her career as an artist and taught courses based on her innovative use of textiles, polymer resins, metals and oxidations. Additionally, she served as Curator for Padulo Art in Naples, Florida where she flew to 52 cities in one year, researching over 100 galleries. The culmination of that research formulated the curatorial practices that would last the next three years and generate record breaking sales. Amara has shown in group and solo shows throughout Southwest Florida and Ohio. Her work has been featured in St. Pete Fashion Week, Chillounge, Cars and Couture, Tampa Bay Times and the world renowned Dupont Registry Magazine. Her permanent works can be found in national collections including Fine Mark Bank, Allstate Insurance, Lew Griffin Insurance, MSABC, Tampa Bay Times Forum, Villa Nova and Rising Sky Studios. Educated at The Columbus College of Art and Design in Fine Art, Amara was exposed to some of the leading contemporary artists today. The Wexner Center For The Arts houses some of the most important and influential artists works, exhibitions and retrospectives. This proved to be the launching pad Amara used to develop her natural talent into her own theories and techniques and become the modern artist she is today. Amara lives primarily in the Tampa Bay Area, and works from two studios, Studio North located in Columbus, Ohio nestled in hundreds of acres of pristine woods, and Studio South in Clearwater, Florida. Annex mixed media on canvas Nacent mixed media on canvas MAKE YOUR MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS RESERVATIONS FOR FOR MOTHERS DAY MOTHERS DAY To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER MAY 3, 201318 Lakes Regional Library ProgramsNext months roster of activities at Lakes Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults English Caf 6 p.m. Mondays, May 6, 13 and 20 Practice your English with English Cafe, a free, conversation session for adult ESOL and ESL students. Each 90-minute session provides adult learners an opportunity to practice speaking English with native speakers. Participants may start at any time. Advanced registration is not necessary. Hurricane Seminar @ Your Library 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 14 Be prepared! Now is the time to get started. Join the discussion and get tips on what to do before, during and after a hurricane. Presented by Lee County Emergency Management. Book Discussion: Tell The Wolves Im Home by Carol Rifka Brunt 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 Read and discuss this debut novel by Carol Rifka Brunt. It is 1987 and only one person has ever truly understood 14-year-old June Elbus -her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her older sister, June can only be herself in Finns company; he is her godfather, confidant and best friend. When he dies, far too young, of a mysterious illness her mother can barely speak about, Junes world is turned upside down. But Finns death brings a surprise acquaintance into Junes life someone who will help her to heal, and to question what she thinks she knows about Finn, her family and even her own heart. Registration is required. Family Toddler Storytime 10 a.m. Wednesdays, May 1 and 8 Children 2 years old and their caregivers participate in song, fingerplays and short stories. The success of this age group depends on adult participation and encouragement. Toddler storytime lasts approximately 30 minutes. Family Storytime 11 a.m. Wednesdays, May 1 and 8 This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required. Baby-Parent Rhyme Time 10 a.m. Monday, May 6 Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby! These rhymes and songs are for infants, up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce rhyming and movement to infants. Registration is required. Children Preschool Storytime 11 a.m. Monday, May 6 Preschoolers (ages 3 to 5) attend this storytime independently while parents or caregivers wait nearby in the library building. This storytime includes activities that require more participation and a longer attention span. Each preschool storytime lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required. Reading Academy 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 1, 8 and 15 Books + puppets + drawing = fun! Well bring out the puppets and mini drawing boards for this interactive event. Join us each week for new stories and games. This program is designed for children who can read and write. For children in first to fifth grade. Sponsored by the Friends of Lakes Regional Library. Registration is required. Preschool LEGO Storytime 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 16 Calling all preschoolers get ready to read, build and play at the library! Well combine storytelling, music and building with LEGO DUPLO bricks for a fun new experience. This hands-on playtime will foster creativity and early literacy. For ages 2 to 5. Registration is required. Kids Read Down Fines 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Drop In Summer Craft 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, May 20 Drop by the library between 4 and 5 p.m. for a make-and-take fun summer craft. Bring your creativity and we will supply the rest. For ages 2 to 12. While supplies last. No registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lakes Regional Library. Teens Kids Read Down Fines 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. The Lakes Regional Library is located at 15290 Bass Road in Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4000. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Assistive listening system available; request at desk. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.leelibrary.net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library ProgramsNext months roster of activities at Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults Bead A Butterfly Necklace 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 3 Bead a sweet, summery, butterfly necklace. Its so easy to do, the beads just fly into place. All materials supplied. Registration is required. Refuge Holocaust Documentary 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 Refuge is a one hour documentary that reaches back more than 70 years to give a voice to the last generation of victims of Nazi persecution and tell the story of a singular community in Chicago that has provided a safe haven to more than 1,000 Central European Jewish refugees and survivors. The film weaves together narrative by historians, archival footage and deeply personal testimony to trace the lives of six Chicagoans against the context of the Nazi cataclysm and how a small group of them came together to care for their own. Book Discussion: Wife of the Gods: A Novel by Kwei J. Quartey Noon Wednesday, May 15 We all have favorite authors, but finding new authors to love can be a fun part of the book discussion experience. Each month we will read the first novel of an authors series. Registration is required. Paper Crafting 101: Rubber Stamping & Embossing 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 17 Learn about rubber stamps and stamping, inks and heat embossing. Make some beautiful cards while you learn. Materials will be supplied. Registration is requested. National Archives Database Research 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18 Part 1: Navigating the National Archives Databases and Locations Genealogists are aware of the voluminous materials that are held by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The issue is where are they and how do you find them? This seminar will cover the following: 1. How to navigate the NARA website without consulting a rocket scientist. 2. The types of records that NARA has and where to locate them. 3. How to obtain records without traveling to the repositories. 4. Free publications and downloads from NARA. 5. How to get assistance from NARA. 6. What is needed to have a successful trip to NARA. Part 2: NARA and Social Media This session will discuss where to find valuable information on the following: 1. Exhibits that NARA announces on Twitter. 2. Seminars and Podcasts from NARA on YouTube. 3. Social Media pages and links to articles, exhibits and updates on collections at NARA. 4. How to file document requests relating to FOIA, Homeland Security and privacy acts. Registration is required. Small Business Series: Doing Business with the Federal Government 1 p.m. Monday, May 20 This series is geared toward current small businesses. Receive an overview on contracting, grants and pricing. Learn how to take the mystery out of doing business with the Federal Government and go after government contracts. Registration is required. How to Apply for a Habitat for Humanity Home 10 a.m. Thursday, May 30 Get started on the path to a new home! Habitat For Humanity representative Tanya Soholt will offer instructions and information on applying for affordable housing through the Habitat Program. Family Family Storytime 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, May 1 and 8 This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required. Baby-Parent Rhyme Time 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, May 16 and 23 Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby! These rhymes and songs are for infants, up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce rhyming and movement to infants. Registration is required. Children Kids Read Down Fines 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 13 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Wacky Wednesday: Create A Stained Glass Jar 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 Create a beautiful stained glass apothecary jar. Jars and paint will be provided. Registration is required. Teens Acrylic Paint for Teens 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 Have you ever wanted to paint in acrylic paints? Now is your time to learn a few skills as we make a look-a-like Pablo Picasso original. Please wear something old. Art paper, water, brushes and paint will be provided. Space is limited so registration is required. Kids Read Down Fines 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 13 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Altered Art Puzzle 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 15continued on page 19 To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


19 THE RIVER MAY 3, 2013 From page 18LibraryCreate a one-of-a-kind Altered Art Puzzle. Re-do wooden puzzle pieces using various images, embellishments and art markers. All supplies are provided. Teen Kick-Off Party for Summer Reading 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 29 Enjoy activities, music and snacks at this fun program. The summer reading program and game board will be discussed. The Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library is located at 2050 Central Avenue in Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4600. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Assistive listening system available; request at desk. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.leelibrary.net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. North Fort Myers Public Library ProgramsNext months roster of activities at North Fort Myers Public Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults Books and Bites 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 6 Join our monthly social hour. We will discuss any books in any format, or movies that have piqued your interest. Whether you give it a rant or a rave it will be fun to talk. We provide the coffee and refreshments, you provide your enthusiasm. Registration is required. Miss Marple Monthly Knitters 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 These sessions are for knitters and crocheters of all levels. You are invited to visit and share project and technique ideas. Book Discussion: Love Song of Jonny Valentine by Teddy Wayne 2 p.m. Thursday, May 16 Love Song of Jonny Valentine tells the story of an 11-year-old icon of bubblegum pop as he deals with his hard-partying mother, how the fans love his image, not necessarily him and just being a vulnerable little boy making his name in the big bad world of fame. Hurricane Seminar @ Your Library 2 p.m. Thursday, May 30 Be prepared! Now is the time to get started. Join the discussion and get tips on what to do before, during and after a hurricane. Presented by Lee County Emergency Management. Family Family Storytime 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, May 1, 8 and 15 This program is for the whole family and lasts about 30 minutes. Registration is required. Baby-Parent Rhyme Time 11 a.m. Thursday, May 2 Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby! These rhymes and songs are for infants, up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce rhyming and movement to infants. Registration is required. Childrens Book Week Storytime 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 15 Celebrate Childrens Book Week with some of our all-time favorite picture books. We hope youll love them, too! All ages are welcome. Children Kids Read Down Fines 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Twisted Creations Balloons and Books 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 29 Join us as we kick off the summer reading program with animal tales and amazing balloon sculptures by Jonathon Simpson of Twisted Creations. Grade K to 5 welcome. Registration is requested. Teens Kids Read Down Fines 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Board Games Galore 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 School is almost out! Relax, join us for your favorite board games and have fun. Bring friends to challenge or meet new ones. Middle and high school ages welcome. The North Fort Myers Public Library is located at 2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE in North Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4320. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Assistive listening system available; request at desk. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.leelibrary.net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. Tee Time For Tots Golf TournamentGolfers in Southwest Florida can enjoy a day of golf on Saturday, June 1 while providing early learning child care scholarships for lowincome families. The 4th annual Tee Time For Tots Child Care Golf Tournament benefitting Child Care of Southwest Florida will be held at Pelican Preserve Golf Club, 10571 Veneto Drive, near Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Many people dont realize that the cost of child care is the third largest expense in the family budget after housing and food, said Beth Lobdell, executive director of Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. Many of our families simply cannot afford the child care expense without some help. 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THE RIVER MAY 3, 201320 Registration Open For Galloway Captiva TriathlonOnline registration is now open for the 3rd annual Galloway Captiva Triathlon, according to officials with Southwest Florida Events, the event organizer. To be held on September 14 and 15, the Captiva Triathlon is a family, fun and fitness weekend at South Seas Island Resort centered around a childrens race on Saturday morning and an adult spring-length race on Sunday morning. Angie Ferguson, a well-known Elite Level 2 level triathlon coach, 19-time Ironman, and one of the race directors for the event, said, We were amazed by the level of support for last years race, particularly when we sold out a month before the race. This year, we will again limit entries to 750 (700 individuals and 50 teams). We are adding a special wave for Elite Amateur participants will be seeded in the opening wave, competing head-to-head with other top amateur triathletes for awards three deep by gender. There will be two childrens fun races on September 14: the 6 to 9 year olds will complete a 100-yard swim, 1.5-mile bike and 0.5-mile run, and the 10 to 13 racers face a 200-yard swim, three-mile bike and one-mile run. The swim course will take place in waist-deep water along Captivas Gulf beach, and the course will be lined with adults and life guards. The bike course will be closed to all traffic, and the run course will be along the golf course overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. All children who finish will receive a medal. If kids are looking for a project for the summer, we have a great one: preparing for the triathlon, according to Kate Gooderham, another of the races directors. The September 15 adult race is a sprint length comprising a 0.25-mile swim, 10-mile bike and a 3.1-mile run. It is the same incredible course that people loved last year. Weve had inquiries from around the state asking us when registration will open, said Gooderham. Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. (CCMI) is the benefitting charity for the race, as it was the last two years. Last years race raised $15,000 for the local charity. A portion of the proceeds raised at the event will go towards supporting CCMIs School Pantry & Emergency Food Backpack, providing emergency food more than 2,000 local children each school year. The program helps reduce child hunger and improves health and academic outcomes providing support for Lee County children and families in need. Southwest Florida Events, Inc., a tax exempt Florida not-for-profit corporation based in Fort Myers and dedicated to combining fun, fitness and support for local charities through multisport events. For additional information, go to www. captivatri.org or find us on Facebook by searching for Captiva Tri. 10K Race 4 FISH Seeks Sponsors, Runners And MoreFISH of Sanibel, Inc. is now calling for sponsors, runners and volunteers to show their support for the organizations main fund-raising event of the year. The 5th annual 10K Race 4 FISH is scheduled to take place on Sanibel on Saturday, October 19. Held in conjunction with the Fort Myers Track Club, it will once again take place from The Community House, and is expected to attract more than 400 runners this year. We have several sponsorship categories and we are asking businesses and individuals to help support our race, said John Pryor, vice president of FISH, and co-chairman of the FISH 10K committee. We really hope that everyone can join us again this year as we share our island with the 10K runners. I cannot tell you how important the support from the whole community is to FISH and particularly during the FISH 10K, we are truly grateful for your support. More than 50 island businesses and organizations sponsored the 10K last year, and over a 120 people volunteered their support to make it a huge success. We have got off to a good start with the confirmation of our title sponsor, The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company. We need more sponsors and hope the business and local community will once again support us in our efforts. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. at The Community House, and will once again follow a marked 10K circuit around the island, returning to The Community House for the finish line. There will also be a trade fair, aimed at the runners and their families and friends, as well as refreshment tables and water stations around the island for runners. If you would like to sponsor the race or participate in the trade fair, download the FISH 10K 2013 sponsorship forms at www. fishofsanibel.com. SFCAs Miceli Signs With EaglesLindsey Miceli, a senior at Southwest Florida Christian Academy, proved to be a standout in the competitive cheer program, and she is SFCAs first cheerleader to tryout and be selected for a college team. April McCann, SFCAs head cheer coach, said, Its very exciting to see our cheer program moving in the right direction, and seeing Lindsey go on to cheer at the collegiate level at Florida Gulf Coast University. During her years at SFCA, Miceli not only was on the competitive squad and sideline cheer squad, but this past year she was also chosen to perform at the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. Lindsey showed a great amount of talent, skill, and personality this past weekend. She proved herself to be an excellent addition to the 2013-14 cheer squad, and we are truly looking forward to getting to know her better and having her as an ambassador of the university, said FGCUs head cheer coach, Emily Augustin. SFCAs Hawley Signs With The Fighting Scots Logan Hawley, a senior at Southwest Florida Christian Academy, will be taking his football talents to Maryville College this upcoming fall. Hawley has been a leader on SFCAs football team and has been a dominant player on the line of scrimmage over the past two seasons. During that time, he has also been chosen as SFCAs Lineman of the Year by his coaches. Head coach Mark Ackerman said, This is bittersweet. On one hand, it is going to be very hard to replace his leadership and physical play on the offensive and defensive lines. On the other hand, we are thrilled to have another one of our football players head on to be a student-athlete at the collegiate level. Hawley talked to a few different colleges, but in the end benefited greatly from the small college recruiting fair that was put on at Cape Coral High School, where he had the opportunity to meet with the Maryville College coaching staff. Head coach Mike Rader said, We are extremely excited about Logan joining our family here, and we look forward to the impact he will bring on and off the field for the Fighting Scots. Hawley signed his letter of intent on April 25 at Southwest Florida Christian Academy. SFCAs Swiersz Signs With The Trojans Maria (Mia) Swiersz, a senior at Southwest Florida Christian Academy, is heading to South Carolina this fall to join Andersons Universitys cross country team. She has excelled at multiple sports at SFCA these past years, being a key member of the varsity cross country, basketball, and softball teams. Swiersz chose cross country as the sport that she wanted to compete in at the next level. Andersons cross country coach, Randy Greer, said, We are excited about having Mia up here on campus running for us next year. She is not only a good student and athlete, but more importantly a young lady of great character and integrity. Mias going to be another great addition to the Anderson Cross Country program. Swierszs head cross country coach at SFCA, Doug Cohen, agreed with Coach Greer by saying, Shes been a dedicated three sport athlete, but it was her leadership and character that she demonstrated each and every day that separated her from the others. Swiersz signed her letter of intent for Anderson University on April 25 at Southwest Florida Christian Academy. Front from left, Lindsey Miceli, Maria (Mia) Swiersz and Logan Hawley. Back from left, Mark Ackerman, athletic director, Eric Munn, headmaster, and Lisa Kleinmann, director of academic affairs To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


21 THE RIVER MAY 3, 2013 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Readers, In the past couple of weeks, I have received many questions in regard to Individualized Education Plans, generally referred to as IEPs. I will be addressing these questions over the next several weeks. Here is the first IEP question: Dear Shelley, I keep hearing and seeing a term in the letters from my daughters school that I don t know. She is going into fifth grade and has had an IEP for several years. I find the IEP process very difficult and there are so many words and abbreviations that are used. I have a hard time understanding some of them. Please tell me what this one means: PLAAPF. Albert M., Estero Albert, You are so correct there is a great deal of educational jargon used in the writing of IEPs. It can be very frustrating to attend a meeting and hear people talking in acronyms. It would be appropriate for you to ask them to define and explain some of the educational jargon more clearly. Its so easy for people involved in the profession to forget that others may not be so fluent in their professional language. I am happy to define PLAAPF for you and I refer you to Understanding Special Education.com (www.understandingspecialeducation.com/special-education-terms.html) for additional definitions, as you may need them. So what does this term PLAAPF really mean? This acronym stands for the Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance or the objective data that describes what your child knows and is able to do (Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition). The big change from what you may have heard in the past is that now the IEP must include functional performance as well as academic performance (IDEA 2004). PLAAPF are objective data that describe what your child knows and is able to do. They describe your childs strengths, challenges and needs. The term performance describes what your child can do. The Present Levels describe your childs unique needs that result from the disability and are the foundation for everything else in the IEP. For academic achievement, it includes subjects like reading, math and spelling and for functional performance it will include non-academic and functional areas like communication, fine motor skills, behavior and social skills, and daily life activities. Other words often used that mean the same thing are PLOP (Present Levels of Performance) or the PLEP (Present Levels of Educational Performance). For an initial IEP, the present levels of academic achievement and functional performance are based on data from objective assessments that the IEP team must collect as baseline data that describes your childs present levels of performance and serves as the starting point for developing goals. If your child has earlier IEPs, as in your daughters situation, progress toward her goals in the prior IEPs should be reviewed. Other sources of information may be informal assessments and observations by parents and teachers. I hope this has provided some clarification for you with the alphabet soup of acronyms that are a part of the IEP and Special Education process. 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. Shell Point Hosts Junior Golf CampShell Point Golf Club will offer a free Junior Golf Camp for children between the ages of 7 and 16. Sponsored by a generous donation from the Shell Point Mens Golf Association, the four-day camp will be held Tuesday, May 28 through Friday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Each day will include range time with two certified golf professionals as well as actual course play. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Limited space is available. To register for the Junior Golf Camp, call Shell Point Golf Club at 433-9790. Golf is part of many lifestyles and communities here in southwest Florida, said Michael Raber, Head Golf Professional at Shell Point Golf Club. The summer time offers us a great opportunity to work with junior golfers and help them focus on their own game and ways to improve. Since they are out of school, they have the chance to enjoy learning more about the game of golf. Shell Point Golf Club is an 18-hole Championship Golf Course that opened in 2000 and was designed by Gordon Lewis. The course offers a grass driving range and practice green, lessons, a fully-stocked pro shop and snack bar. The course is open to the public and is located at the entrance to Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers, Florida, just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel Island Causeway. Call 433-9790 for more information about the course summer schedule and tee times. ENGEL & VLKERSCall Isabella Rasi at 239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044HIGH-VISIBILITY FORT MYERS BEACH COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Featuring restaurant & private residences High traffic location on San Carlos Blvd Direct Gulf access$675,000 HIGH-VISIBILITY FORT MYERS BEACH COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PRICE REDUCTION $595,000


THE RIVER MAY 3, 201322 Financial FocusInvestors Can Learn From Swimmers Diets by Jennifer BaseySummer isnt here yet, but its getting close. And for many people, the arrival of summer means its time for swimming at the local pool or lake. If youre just a casual swimmer, you probably dont have to adjust your diet before jumping in. But thats not the case with competitive swimmers, who must constantly watch what they eat and drink, particularly in the days and hours preceding their races. While you may not ever have to concern yourself with your 400-meter individual medley splits, you can learn a lot from swimmers consumption patterns particularly if youre an investor. For starters, to sustain energy and stamina for a relatively long period of time, competitive swimmers need to eat easy-to-digest carbohydrates such as whole wheat, whole grains, apples and bananas. When you invest, you want to build a portfolio that is capable of going the distance. Consequently, you need investments that provide carbohydrate-type benefits in other words, investments with the potential to fuel a long-term investment strategy. Such a strategy usually involves owning a mix of high-quality stocks, bonds, government securities and certificates of deposit (CDs). By owning these vehicles, in proportions appropriate for your risk tolerance and time horizon, you can help yourself make progress toward your financial goals and lessen the risk of running out of energy mid-stream. Of course, competitive swimmers have to be diligent not just in what they do eat but also in what they dont. Thats why they avoid sweets, such as sodas and desserts, when its close to race time. These items do not provide lasting energy in fact, they actually sap energy once the sugar wears off. As an investor, you, too, need to avoid the temptation of sweets in the form of high-yield or hot investment vehicles. You may find some of these investments to be alluring, but you will need to carefully weigh the extra risks involved. For many people, these types of investments may not provide the longterm stability needed to help maintain a healthy, productive investment portfolio. While what swimmers eat, or dont eat, is important to them, their drinking habits are also crucial. The competitive environment warm pool water, warm air temperatures and high humidity can quickly lead to dehydration, so swimmers need to drink sizable amounts of water and sports drinks before and during practice. And you, as an investor, need your own type of liquidity, for at least two reasons. First, you need enough cash or cash equivalents to take advantage of new investment opportunities as they arise; without the ability to add new investments, your portfolio could start to dehydrate. Second, you need enough liquid investments specifically, low-risk vehicles that offer preservation of principal to create an emergency fund, ideally containing six to 12 months worth of living expenses. Without such a fund, you may be forced to dip into long-term investments to pay for unexpected costs, such as a major car repair, a new furnace or a large bill from the dentist. So the next time you see competitive swimmers churning through their lanes, give a thought as to the type of diet that is helping propel them along and think of the similarities to the type of fueling youll need to keep your investment strategy moving forward. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. deaRPharmacistExcitement Builds For Suvorexant, A New Sleep Drugby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I cant sleep well and have taken Ambien for years. What else do you recommend? FT, Bradenton, Florida If you cant sleep on Ambien, Id try something different. Another novel sleep drug is coming to the market called Suvorexant and so far, I like it. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is evaluating it right now. Merck & Co is manufacturing the new drug, which supposedly does not induce memory loss, daytime fatigue or attention difficulties, all common side effects with benzodiazepines and Z drugs, which dominate the multi-billion dollar insomnia market. You know them by names like Ambien, Lunest, Sonata, Xanax, Valium and Halcion. The drugs increase GABA levels, a neurotransmitter that induces sleep. Tickle those GABA receptors, and you will fall asleep, and likely have cognitive problems, full-body muscle relaxation, daytime fatigue and bizarre hypnotic events. Anythings possible. Suvorexant doesnt affect GABA at all, it reduces a hormone called orexin (a.k.a. hypocretin). This drug doesnt induce sleep, rather it turns off the switch that keeps you awake. Interestingly, elevated orexin are common in those prone to panic attacks ( Nature Medicine, 2010), but that is not Suvorexants focus, its marketed as a prescription sleep aid and will do very well. There are well-designed unbiased clinical trials to show orexin blockers improve sleep (and reduce panic). If you have sleep deprivation, it increases risk of depression, heart disease and infection, so sleep any way you can. Orexins keep you awake. If orexin levels suddenly drop, so do you, meaning you go to sleep! People with narcolepsy have swinging orexin levels. Contrarily, if orexin is high, you might feel panicky, anxious, wired or have insomnia. Thats where Suvorexant works; it reduces orexin, and remember orexin keeps you awake. Its categorized as a dual orexin receptor antagonist or a DORA blocker for short. Dual because it blocks both OX1 and OX2 receptor sites. How do you feel if you wake at 4 a.m. on your sleep medication? Researchers compared conventional GABA blockers to DORA blockers to find out. Monkeys given popular GABA blockers were much foggier, confused and slower to respond as compared to monkeys given a DORA blocker. Were not monkeys, though the point is made. Is Suvorexant the next best amazing sleep drug? Time will tell. So far, headache is the most commonly reported side effect. Always use the lowest effective dose and for short-terms. Never combine sleep drugs with sedatives or alcohol. Clean your bedroom, turn off lights and implement healthier sleep hygiene practices; go to my website to read about natural remedies if those interest you. One theoretical concern is narcolepsy. If you reduce orexin levels you will go to sleep. Thats the point of the drug. Fortunately, late-stage clinical trials have not reported this side effect. More adverse reactions may trickle after the medication is launched. Sleep aids are for short-term use; they are not a forever thing. 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. Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Shell Harbor Sanibel1975 1,671 1,795,0001,475,000 409 Marina IsleBonita Springs1999 3,563 1,397,5001,225,000 182 Coconut IsleBonita Springs2000 3,867 1,150,0001,080,000 6 Fa Lanes BayviewCaptiva1987 979,000979,000 4Orchid RidgeBonita Springs2002 3,702 999,950955,000 33 Hampton GreensFort Myers1990 6,720 825,000815,000 3 Shell Harbor Sanibel1988 1,968 950,000775,000 189Sanibel IslesSanibel1969 2,294 935,500675,000 886 Cape Coral Cape Coral2011 3,008 689,900660,000 13 Avallone Bonita Springs2006 2,391 775,000644,000 53Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales


23 THE RIVER MAY 3, 2013 Dr. DaveHemorrhoidsby Dr. Dave HepburnI have written many, many articles. My columns tend to be a little... out there. But that doesnt mean there isnt some useful information in them, just as there are useful nutrients in elephant dung, if you happen to be a mongoose or a dung beetle. Yes, I tend to be less pedantic, wikipedic and sublime and more the ridiculous and even absurd because medicine can be ridiculous... and even absurd. Yet of all of the articles I have written, I have actually never written about the number one health subject searched for online. While Doc Google has given oodles of advice about this, I have given none and what makes this worse is that this is a topic that many of you would associate with me. Hemorrhoids. Lovely. According to the FDA, hemorrhoids have really popped out piles ahead of all other health topics searched online and, as I tweeted this week, Hemorrhoids are the health subject most searched for online, unfortunately also too often searched for in line at Walmart. (I have since been banned from Walmart, so there goes my wardrobe.) I have written about anal fissures, rectal gas, anal tags and tax collectors, but never about hemorrhoids, and so to rectify that obvious cultural void in my therapeutic tome, I will discuss the grapes of wrath. Why is that it is number one online? Well, likely because: 1. Everyone gets em. Up to 75 percent of us... err, you, will be affected by hemorrhoids at some point before the end of our lives, in the end. 2. Many think that anything unusual in the nether regions like a lump, an itch, blood, Snooki, etc., is a hemorrhoid. And that scares us, as doctors, as believe it or not there are many anal issues that are not hemorrhoids. Do not self diagnose or let Dr. Google determine what you actually have. You might be harboring anything ranging from anal fissures to warts to cancer to small seashells collected from that last time you body surfed in Maui. (After a day at beach, I take off my shorts and Holy Seahorse! It looks like Jacques Cousteau would have a heyday in there.) 3. A third reason, I suspect, is that folks are a little embarrassed (put the emphasis where you will) about being bare in front of the doctor. Instead, they go to the computer which though less invasive than a doctors rubber glove doesnt have our charming personality or sartorial taste. Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum or anus. Lovely. There are two different types that do two different things to you, depending on location. Internal: They are painless but can bleed like a stuck pig, which apparently bleed a lot when stuck. They hide up inside the rectum, meaning that they are not visible to your naked mirror unless you happen to catch them when they pop out for a breath of fresh air. They rarely hurt you, but they do surprise you when the bowl turns fire engine red or perhaps a softer burgundy. In this case, you can have a lovely wee noose painlessly slipped over them from whence they slough off and are gone, much like myself when fishing season opens. External: These outer guys (pains in this area usually referred to medically as fellas) can just sit there and look attractive, or can suddenly turn nasty and develop a blood clot, which will cause tremendous discomfort. Cant sleep, cant sit, cant bungee jump naked. These are not exactly piles of fun and have to be enucleated by a doctor ASAP. Creams and preparations, regardless of which letter you use, will not help these fellas. While hemorrhoids can happen to anyone, they are more predisposed to those who suffer from constipation, obesity or pregnancy. And to dispel a common myth, you cannot get them from sitting on a cold bench at a bus stop unless you happen to become obese, constipated or pregnant while waiting. Time for lunch. Lovely. Listen live or call in to Dr Dave on his fun yet informative radio show, Wisequacks, heard each Sunday at 5 p.m. EST at www.cknw.com. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www.wisequacks.org. 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 husband and I were feeling punk, so we thought a little change of scenery and a visit with some old friends would make us feel a lot better. We went to a beautiful resort hotel and felt worse. We went out to eat, but stayed on couches or in bed for most of the time. Fortunately, we had two TV sets so we didnt squabble about the programming. We didnt think we felt badly enough to go home, but hardly well enough to stay. Later, we did see our friends and listened to their health problems. While we sympathize with their concerns, we thought maybe we werent so bad after all. We are home now, life has lost its spark what do you suggest we do now? Beulah Dear Beulah, My experience has been to never go on vacation if you feel terrible before you leave. Eating different foods, sleeping in different beds, different daily routines all contribute to causing problems even if you started out feeling well. You and your husband may have had a condition before you left and being away just made it worse. At least you were getting bed rest. If your symptoms persist for longer than a week after you are home, go to see your family physician. Tell him/her your symptoms and about your lives losing their sparkle. Many people who are not interested in much, and too tired to do anything about it, have treatable conditions that respond quickly to medications. Lizzie Dear Beulah, Your observations about your daily lives are similar to others, young and old. People can become so bored, they can hardly tolerate themselves. Then other times, there really is some medical problem or medicine reaction that can give you wild symptoms that can go undiagnosed. If your physician gives you a clean bill of health, there are many other possibilities for you to consider. As far out as it may sound to you, you could consider separate vacations. Some retired couples spend too much time together; they have nothing to talk about because they have both shared the same experiences. Your husband could go golfing with men friends, and you could go visit a woman friend or go with some women friends on a cruise. You could also consider volunteering at different cities to help others less fortunate. The biggest problem some people seem to have is that when they go on vacation they always have to take themselves along wherever they go. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Randys Auto Repair, LLCwww.RandysAutoRepairLLC.com16191 San Carlos Blvd, Ste 1Fort Myers, FL 33908Tel. 267-2556WE REPAIR ALL MAKES & MODELS WHILE SPECIALIZING IN MERCEDES & BMW Lic No. MV 81675 HOURS: M-F: 9am 5:30pm Sat & Sun: By Appt.Ich spreche Deutsch Oil Change Special $17.99 Appointment Only (up to 5 qts. & no hidden fees) Fixed Right the First Time! Celebrate Mothers TeaThe Lake Kennedy Senior Center cordially invites you to join us for our inaugural Celebrate Mothers Tea on Friday, May 10. This will be an opportunity for us all to appreciate those women who have touched our lives in more ways than one. She could be a friend, family member and/ or mentor. Treat this special someone to an outing to show how much you care. Gentlemen, bring the lady of your life: mother, friend or wife. Ladies, bring your mothers and girlfriends alike. Event activities include entertainment and dancing, performances by Jim Andersen, Richard Knapik, Dan Schortman and Trese Hill, a delectable lunch, an inspiring keynote speech by Robyn Church from Shell Point Retirement Community, plus a Drapers and Damons fashion show. A number of door prizes will also be given away. Fancy tea cups and elegant big hats are encouraged but not required to attend. Lunch is included in the admission price of $5 per person. Preregistration is preferred. Walk-ins are welcome. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the show starts at 2 p.m. The Lake Kennedy Senior Center is located at 400 Santa Barbara Blvd. in Cape Coral. Call 574-0575 for more information or to make reservations.


THE RIVER MAY 3, 201324 Trailways Camp Returning To Labelleby Jeff LysiakFollowing a successful launch in 2012, The Robert V. & Benjamin G. Miller Fund announced the expansion of the Trailways Camp program open to adults with special needs who reside in Southwest Florida returning to the Riverside Retreat Center in Labelle from May 6 to 9. Trailways Camp removes barriers and social isolation by giving participants a chance to experience quality social recreational experiences including fishing, swimming, hiking, karaoke, talent shows, field trips, canoeing, arts and crafts, dances and campfire sing-alongs in a safe environment while giving respite to their families and caregivers. According to Robert V. & Benjamin G. Miller Fund founders and Sanibel residents Sharon and Jerry Miller, the fund has again selected Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida as its partner for operating the 2013 camps, which will also run from October 7 to 11 at the same location. The camp maintains a 1:1 camper-tocounselor ratio, minimizing costs by relying upon the assistance of 20 to 30 volunteers. Our first camp exceeded everyones expectations, said Jerry Miller. Nobody had ever held a camp like this here in Southwest Florida. In fact, many of the campers who had come to the camp had never been away from home before. And as the days progressed, you could see the growth in their social skills. You could see it in the smiles on their faces. Everybody was extremely pleased. More than 30,000 adults with disabilities live in the Southwest Florida region. These adults many of whom reside with family members of caregivers have few social or recreational opportunities that provide relief/ respite for their caregivers. At the inaugural Trailways Camp, held last October, more than 40 applications were received for 20 available spaces. We expect this years camp to be even better, added Jerry Miller, who noted that his son, Ben, attended last years first Trailways Camp. Ben really got involved. He caught a few fish which he had never done before and during the talent show, he got up and sang the National Anthem. It was just a joy to see him experience something he hadnt done before. The number of applications for the upcoming May 6 to 9 camp will also more than double the number of spaces available. Charitable donations to the The Robert V. & Benjamin G. Miller Fund are invited to grow the number of spaces that will be available. For instance, $25 will fund a single activity session, while $50 will fund a single day of activities. A $150 donation will fund one day of activities for a single camper, while $250 will fund one camper for a day. A $1,000 donation will sponsor one camper for a retreat, while a $1,250 donation will sponsor one camper for a week. Trailways Camp also has a wish list of items: 24-packs of bottled water Non-aerosol insect spray Non-aerosol sunscreen PG and PG-13 movies on DVD Acrylic paint and craft paint brushes Digital video camera Percussion instruments (tambourines, maracas, bongos, etc.) Smores ingredients (Hershey bars, marshmallows, graham crackers) Umbrellas and rain ponchos Balloons and helium tank Board games, Wii system and Wii games Soccer ball, football and basketball Fishing poles Golf cart Beach towels Plastic or cloth aprons Disposable and/or waterproof cameras Gift cards (Walmart, Target, Amazon, etc.) The Millers began a donor advised fund in Texas after their son, Robert, passed away in late 2005 from complications stemming from a rare neonatal disorder. Both Robert and his brother, Ben, enjoyed camp experiences as children and young adults in Michigan. More and more, the Millers observed the social isolation and barriers to relationships that developed as children with special needs passed through school experiences, became adults, and their families aged. In 2011, the Millers established the fund which bears the names of their sons at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, and created an advisory group which led to the creation of the Trailways Camps. Donations can be mailed to: Robert V. & Benjamin G. Miller Fund, c/o SW Florida Community Foundation, 8771 College Parkway, Bldg. 2, Suite 201, Fort Myers, FL 33919. For additional information about Trailways Camp, visit www.trailwayscamps.org or call 579-0587. Participants at the first Trailways Camp in Labelle, held in October 2012, took part in activities including swimming, hiking, hayrides, canoeing and talent shows Ben Miller, center, of Sanibel, at the inaugural Trailways Camp held last October Riverside Retreat Center in Labelle will host the camp from May 6 to 9 Fishing is one of several recreational and social activities for campers From page 19Tee Time For TotsThe tourney will begin with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, with prizes awarded for closest to the pin and a putting contest. An awards luncheon will follow play, and beverages will be served on the course throughout the morning. Four levels of sponsorship are available: Hole In One Sponsor $3,000, which includes four golfers and lunch for four; banner at the course; logo on event signage; program recognition, two tee signs, website recognition and inclusion in all news releases and event marketing. Eagle Sponsor $1,500, which includes four golfers and lunch for four; program recognition; one tee sign; program and website recognition. Birdie Sponsor $750, which includes four golfers and lunch for four; one tee sign; and program recognition. Specialty Sponsor $500, which includes signage, program and website recognition. Individual golfers also may register for $100 and receive lunch and a goodie bag in addition to a day of golf at Pelican Preserve. To register for the tournament, visit www.ccswfl.org. For more information about sponsorships, call Brad Getrost at 425-1027.


PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF MAY 6, 2013ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Youve set a fast pace for yourself. But as you approach your goal, you might want to slow down a bit in order to take time to reassess your situation and make changes while you can. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Patience continues to be a virtue for the Divine Bovine. So as eager as you might be to get things moving, remember that time is on your side. Make good use of it. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Theres a wee bit of uncertainty in the early part of the week. But things clear up as more facts come to light. Spend quality time this weekend with family and friends. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) An old friends return could open new possibilities for both of you. But dont let yourself be rushed into anything. There could be some factors you havent yet explored. LEO (July 23 to August 22) This week offers a challenge youre raring to take on. And while eager to get started, do so slowly so that you can focus those sharp Cats Eyes on every detail. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Put your skepticism aside and listen to advice from colleagues whove been where you are now. What they say could be helpful as you get closer to a decision. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A family matter might again require your reassuring touch. Handle it, as always, with kindness and fairness, even if some of your kin prove to be especially difficult. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your ability to tackle even the most intricate details of a project is likely to impress some very important people. A relative shares news later this week. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) The Archers aim might be focused on the big picture this week, but dont overlook checking for those details you might have missed. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) You might feel awkward asking for assistance, but who would refuse the charming Goats request? Do it, then go ahead and enjoy a musical weekend. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Pour some cold water on that simmering misunderstanding before it boils over. The sooner things settle, the sooner you can move ahead with your plans. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Youre in a highly productive period, which you feel can go on forever. But you could be courting exhaustion. Take time out to relax and restore your energies. BORN THIS WEEK: You can combine a sense of adventure with a penchant for practicality. Have you considered a travel-related field? On May 8, 1884, Harry S Truman is born in Lamar, Mo. Upon President Franklin Roosevelts death in 1945, Truman became the 33rd president of the United States. After four months in office, Truman authorized the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan, believing it ultimately saved American and Japanese lives by forcing Japan to surrender. On May 12, 1932, the body of aviation hero Charles Lindberghs baby is found more than two months after he was kidnapped from his familys New Jersey mansion. After numerous ransom notes, the baby was found less than a mile from the home. He had been killed the night of the kidnapping. On May 11, 1947, the B.F. Goodrich Company of Akron, Ohio, announces it has developed a tubeless tire. The disadvantage of the old inner tube design was that if the inner tube failed, the tire would blow out immediately, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. On May 6, 1954, in Oxford, England, 25-year-old medical student Roger Bannister cracks the four-minute mile. Bannister won the mile race with a time of 3 minutes and 59.4 seconds. On May 7, 1960, Leonid Brezhnev, one of Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchevs most trusted proteges, is selected as Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet -the Soviet equivalent to the presidency. Brezhnev took control of the USSR in 1964 when Khrushchev was removed from power. On May 9, 1971, the last original episode of the sitcom The Honeymooners, starring Jackie Gleason, airs. Despite its brief life as a traditional sitcom, The Honeymooners remains one of the most memorable TV comedies of all time, rivaled only by I Love Lucy. On May 10, 1994, in South Africa, Nelson Mandela is sworn in as the first black president of South Africa. In his inaugural address, Mandela, who spent 27 years of his life as a political prisoner of the South African government, declared that the time for the healing of the wounds has come. It was nationally syndicated newspaper columnist L.M. Boyd who made the following sage observation: Anyone who eats three meals a day should understand why cookbooks outsell sex books three to one. The game of Chinese checkers did not come from China; it was invented in Great Britain in the 19th century. The games original name was Halma. We usually think of Spain as a warm country, so it might surprise you to learn that the nation has 13 glaciers. Doubtless youve heard of Indias Taj Mahal, but did you know that there is a tourist attraction in America that is so grand, it is popularly known as the Taj Mahal of the West? In 1968, a group of Hare Krishnas founded the New Vrindaban Community near Wheeling, W.Va. Though they began on 100 acres with no electricity or running water, the community now covers more than 1,200 acres and features Prabhupadas Palace of Gold, an ornate edifice of gold, marble and hand-carved teakwood. The awardwinning rose garden alone is said to be worth a trip. If youre a dog lover, you might have used your beloved pet as a foot warmer from time to time. This is by no means a modern practice; the Aztecs were fond of a certain breed of small, hairless dogs to accomplish the task. Despite popular opinion, the dictator Napoleon was not particularly short. He measured 5 feet, 6 inches tall, which was the average height for a Frenchman at that time. Those who study such things say that if youre like the average person, you can go 11 days without water -provided the temperature never gets above 60 degrees F. Everyone is a genius at least once a year; a real genius has his original ideas closer together. -Georg Lichtenberg THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAYDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER MAY 3, 2013 1. HISTORY: In what century did the Industrial Revolution begin? 2. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What kind of bird is a harrier? 3. MYTHOLOGY: In Greek mythology, what gift was given to Cassandra by the god Apollo? 4. ENTERTAINERS: Who is actress Shirley MacLaines equally famous younger brother? 5. TELEVISION: What is the name (and nickname) of the dad on the 1990s sitcom Home Improvement? 6. NATURAL WORLD: What color is the mineral malachite? 7. INVENTIONS: When was the modern zipper invented? 8. U.S. STATES: What state is home to Moosehead Lake? 9. GEOGRAPHY: Where would one find the Queen Elizabeth Islands? 10. HIGHER EDUCATION: What is Georgia Techs official mascot of the student body? TRIVIA TEST 1. 18th century 2. A hawk 3. Prophecy 4. Actor Warren Beatty 5. Tim The Tool Man Taylor 6. Green 7. 1913 8. Maine 9. Northern Canada 10. The Ramblin Wreck, a 1930 Ford Model A Sport Coupe ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Name the last Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher before A.J. Burnett in 2012 to win at least eight consecutive decisions. 2. Who was the last starting pitcher before Detroits Justin Verlander in 2011 to win the Cy Young Award and the Most Valuable Player Award in the same season? 3. In the 2012 season, Southern Cals Marqise Lee set a Pac-12 single-season record with 118 receptions. Who had held the mark? 4. In 2012, center Andrew Bynum became the fifth Laker to have 30 or more rebounds in a game. Name three of the first four to do it. 5. Anaheim rookie Viktor Fasth, in 2013, became the third goalie in NHL history to win his first eight games. Name either of the first two to do it. 6. Five athletes won at least five medals each at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Name the only one of the five not from the U.S. 7. Golfer Tiger Woods set a record of consecutive tournaments without missing a cut. How many was it? ANSWERS 1. Dock Ellis, in 1974. 2. Bostons Roger Clemens, in 1986. 3. Teammate Robert Woods had 111 receptions in 2011. 4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain and George Mikan. 5. Ottawas Ray Emery (2003-05) and Philadelphias Bob Froese (1982-83). 6. Australian swimmer Alicia Coutts. 7. It was 142 consecutive cuts (1998-2005).


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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 THE RIVER MAY 3, 201330 Pets Of The Week Im Banjo, a fun-loving, live-in-the-moment kind of guy whos looking for a best buddy. I am a four-year-old Akita mix. My new best friend can be a guy or a girl. Im not picky because its all about the fun. Besides my upbeat personality, I have a very unique look and beautiful blue eyes. My adoption fee is $30 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Spring Fever adoption promotion. My name is Schnurrie and Im a very beautiful, good-natured kitty. I like to cuddle and love to be brushed. Please consider adopting me along with my friend Fritz. We came from the same home and would love to stay together. Its a great time to give two cats a home since cats are a two-forone adoption fee at $30 (regularly $50) during Animal Services 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, 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. Schnurrie ID# 336911 Banjo ID# 561181 photos by squaredogphoto.com


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