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VOL. 12, NO. 20 MAY 24, 2013From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com All Florida Juried Exhibition Opens Next WeekMore than 100 artists submitted nearly 300 pieces for consideration in the Alliance for the Arts 27th annual All Florida Juried Exhibition. This years juror, Frank Verpoorten, has narrowed the list to 51 pieces and they will be unveiled during an opening reception on Friday, May 31 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Winners will be announced during the reception and prizes will be awarded, including $750 for Best in Show, a $250 gift certificate for second place (provided by Golden Paints), $100 cash prize for third place, and a Jurors Choice award. The exhibition includes oil and acrylic paintings, drawings, mixed media pieces, photographs and sculptures. Artwork from Alliance youth programs will be on display in the Member Gallery. continued on page 19 In Singing Not to Sing The Ovenbird by Megan Kissinger Alliance Summer Camp Begins June 3Time is running out to register your child for the Alliance for the Arts 25th annual Summer Arts Camp. This award winning camp offers eight themed weeks that engage first through sixth graders in the visual and performing arts in a fun and interactive environment. Weekly themes include Animal Palooza, Outer Space and Rock On! Week one begins on June 3. Every week ends with an art exhibit and final stage performance on Friday. Multi-week discounts are available. Early drop off is available at 8 a.m., and late pick up until 5 p.m. Space is limited. Register your child online or call 9392787 for more information about camp or the summer art classes offered at the Alliance. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. A happy camper shows off her puppet creation Last years Pirates, Parrots & Treasure activityOperation Open Arms Visitor Receives Silver Starby Jeff LysiakOnly 10 days after Lance Corporal Christian Brown was getting some well deserved rest and relaxation on Sanibel and Captiva as the honorary guest of Operation Open Arms, the combat-wounded United States Marine was being honored with a Silver Star at a ceremony held at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. According to a report in the Jacksonville Daily News, Brown was awarded the Silver Star on May 3 for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity for his actions on December 7, 2011 in Kajaki, Afghanistan. The award citation credits Brown for carrying a marine casualty more than 300 meters under heavy volumes of enemy fire so the wounded marine could be evacuated. continued on page 19 Lance Corporal Christian Brown receiving the Silver Star Honoring Honoring Those Who Those Who Served This Served This Memorial Day Memorial Day


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Foxworthy Furniture On Jacksonby Gerri ReavesBoyd Clifton BC Foxworthys Furniture Store was downtown mainstay for decades. Pictured in the circa 1956 photo is the stores final location on Jackson Street at the Main intersection. Visible over the roofline (left center) is the top of the Franklin Arms Hotel. Foxworthy, one of four brothers who settled in Fort Myers, arrived in Fort Myers from Kentucky in the winter of 1899 to 1900. He returned to Kentucky for a time, resumed working in his fathers mercantile business, and became postmaster of Mount Carmel. He was the third generation in his family to serve as postmaster in Kentucky. In 1909, he returned to Fort Myers for good, subsequently marrying Mary Norwood Turner. He worked in Foxworthy & Company Clothing, his brother James store on First Street, served as assistant postmaster in Fort Myers from 1909 to 1913, and then took charge of the collections department of the Bank of Fort Myers. He served as postmaster from 1922 until 1924, but resigned from that position to partner with Wiley Lee in the furniture business. Foxworthy & Lee Furniture Company was the result, the beginning of what evolved into Foxworthy Furniture. The partners business grew to eventually occupy the entire ground floor of the Fort Myers Bank Building at First and Jackson. But in 1933, the furniture store fell victim to the Great Depression and dissolved. Foxworthy soon bounced back, though. By 1935, he had opened Foxworthy Furniture Company on Hendry Street, just south of Main. It remained at that location only a short time, however. In the late 1930s, he built a new store at the location pictured in the historic photo. That building was only half of the structure we see today. About 1949, Foxworthy built a $20,000 addition joined to the south side of the existing building, where warehouse space had been. Interior and exterior remodeling over the years gives the structure the appearance of always having been one unified building. The circa 1956 photograph captures the furniture stores moderne architectural phase. Note the sheets of glass blocks and geometric accents. Today, the historic Foxworthy Building is occupied by offices. Walk down to the head of Main Street to see where one of downtowns longest-lived furniture stores was located. Then continue a short distance south to the Southwest Florida Museum of History, where youll find more information about the early business people who built downtown Fort Myers. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.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 photos of many historic businesses. 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. Today, the building at the head of Main Street is an office building photo by Gerri Reaves Foxworthy Furniture Company, pictured circa 1956, moved to Jackson Street in the late 1930s courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2013 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi George Beleslin Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kris See Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Justen Dobbs Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Tom Hall Dr. Dave Hepburn Audrey Krienen Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Di SaggauTHE RIVER MAY 24, 20132


3 THE RIVER MAY 24, 2013 Fort Myers Public Art Fort Myers Recognized For Public Artby Tom HallManhattanbased cultureNOW has chosen Fort Myers as its featured public art collection for the month of May. The selection is yet one more sign that people around the country are taking notice of the strides the city has made since 2004 to reinvent itself as an arts and cultural destination. CultureNOW is one of the countrys largest and most comprehensive online public art registries. Its museum without walls website contains more than 10,000 sites, 15,000 images and 750 podcasts recorded by artists, architects, historians and curators. All 46 of the public artworks located in Fort Myers have been entered on the site together with more than 20 artist profiles and over 200 photographs. Work is under way thanks to a grant from the City of Fort Myers to supplement these entries in the coming months with both podcasts and music videos. Fort Myers Public art collection is split between downtown in the River District and the Edison Ford Winter Estates where Thomas Edison and Henry Ford wintered at the turn of the century, notes cultureNOW in its May online newsletter. Edison worked at the lab which has been accurately restored; there are many sculptures of the former residents dotting the estate. The New York based online registry celebrated its 10th anniversary on January 17, 2013. The registry singled out Fort Myers newest public artwork, Fire Dance, the Dupont red proto-architectural tribute to the vibrancy and vitality of Centennial Park that was installed by Ohio sculptor David Black last year. But, it is really Parallel Park that has put Fort Myers on the map as a cultural destination, notes cultureNOW. Dedicated on December 9, 2010, the 30,000-square-foot Marylyn Dintenfass installation has converted the mundane and utilitarian five-story Lee County Justice Center Parking Garage into a work of fine art. In fact, a number of outof-town visitors have confused the facility for the fine art museum. A key factor in cultureNOWs decision to nationally recognize Fort Myers public art collection were the numerous accolades that Parallel Park has received since the installation of the 23 abstract expressionist panels on the Justice Center parking garage. Parallel Park has become the subject of a monograph by Aliza Edelman, articles in ARTNews, NYcontinued on page 4 CultureNOW President Abby Suckle, right, toured Fort Myers public artworks with Fort Myers Public Art Committee Chairwoman Ava Roeder in March CONTINENTAL CUISINEAT THEIR NEW HOME. 20351 SUMMERLIN ROAD, FORT MYERS. ACROSS FROM TANGER FACTORY OUTLETS. IN THE PUBLIX SHOPPING PLAZA. Courtneys has something for everyone. Come & see why Courtneys aims to please!239.466.4646SUNSET DINING SPECIAL4-6PMHAPPY HOUR DAILY4PM-7PM IN OUR BEAUTIFUL LOUNGEREDUCED DRINK PRICES AND $2.00 OFF APPETIZERSLUNCH SERVED DAILY AT 11AMChef Dale Tonell Award Winning Classic Cuisine Voted Best Chef ChfDlTll LADIES NIGHT THURSDAY NIGHT ONE FREE MARTINI OF THE DAY FOR LADIES & HALF PRICE DRINKS FOR LADIES FROM 4 TO 9PM The Morgan House www.morganhouserestaurant.com Lunch @ Patio de Leon, Fort Myers River District 239-337-3377


THE RIVER MAY 24, 20134 From page 3Fort Myers Public ArtArts and even Parking Professional magazines and a solo exhibition [at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery]. It was also the recipient of the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network 2011 Year in Review Award. But compared to other locales, Fort Myers public art collection is admittedly modest. For example, Fort Lauderdale has 244 artworks installed at more than 90 locations and Miamis collection includes more than 600 public artworks. So why else did cultureNOW choose to shine a spotlight on Fort Myers nascent efforts to establish itself as an arts and culture destination? The citys public art program finds itself in transition, notes cultureNOW President Abby Suckle, who toured the River District and the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in March. [In June] the City Council will consider replacing Fort Myers voluntary public art ordinance with one that mandates a percent for art on all municipal and private development projects. If adopted, [the new ordinance] will provide a renewed commitment to public art at a time when the city is seeking to convert itself from a quaint, historical town into a historical-based convention destination built around a spectacular river basin that serves as a visual, cultural and social hub for both residents and visitors alike, which [would truly be] transformative for that city. Not familiar with the citys public art collection? CultureNOW has you covered. You can learn all about Fort Myers public artworks, and the artists, architects, groups and organizations that had a hand in their creation and installation, by visiting www. cultureNOW.org. Even better, you can now access all that information on your iPhone or Android while you are standing right in front of the artwork! Simply go to the apps store on your phone, download the cultureNOW/Museum Without Walls national app (it will cost you a whopping $1.99) and the GPS technology incorporated in the app will immediately bring up the artwork youre standing in front of. The information contained on the cultureNOW registry is also available on www. MyRiverDistrict.com, Art Southwest Florida and the Public Art Archive. Find out today what one of the leading public art registries in the nation has singled out Fort Myers public art program for special recognition. 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. Conservancy Honors Veterans During Memorial Day WeekendConservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center is offering free admission on Memorial Day weekend to all active and retired military on May 23, 24, 25 and 27. Conservancy Nature Center is closed on Sundays, including May 26. Valid military ID is required. Regular admission prices apply to all guests. Visit www. conservancy.org This is just one small way we can express thanks to those who are serving or have valiantly served this country, said conservancy president Andrew McElwaine. We invite all veterans to enjoy the amenities of the $20 million in renovations made to the conservancy nature center.continued on page 6 Children examine the live juvenile sea turtle at Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center photo by Dennis Goodman 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. Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6939 239-472-6939 Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd. 12951 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 Ft. Myers, FL 33919 239-476-9000 239-476-9000Four Great Locations! If Our Seafood Were Any Fresher, If Our Seafood Were Any Fresher, We Would Be Serving It Under Water! We Would Be Serving It Under Water! LIVE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT MONDAY THURSDAY MONDAY THURSDAY IN FORT MYERS! IN FORT MYERS! 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 Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure timeTHE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


5 THE RIVER MAY 24, 2013 Customers Were Generous During Food DrivePostal customers in Lee and Collier counties were once again generous in making donations during the 21st annual National Letter Carrier Food Drive, Stamp out Hunger, on Saturday, May 11. Lee County donated 325,125 pounds of food and Collier County donated 294,000 pounds. The Harry Chapin Food Bank, along with other agencies, received the food in Lee County. Food in Collier County is distributed by Collier Harvest. All food collected in the food drive will be distributed to participating agencies at no cost. The post office, Harry Chapin Food Bank and Collier Harvest rely on a large contingent of volunteers to assist mail carriers in picking up food and completing pre-sorts of food prior to taking to warehouses. Those who were not able to participate in the May 11 food drive may still do so by taking nonperishable food items to any post office or Uncle Bobs Storage locations. Checks can also be made payable to the Harry Chapin Food Bank and sent to 3760 Fowler Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Uncommon Evening Tickets AvailableTheres still time to make reservations for individual and table sponsor tickets for the Uncommon Evening, an annual event sponsored by the Uncommon Friends Foundation. The gala evening will be held on Thursday, June 6 at Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe Street, Fort Myers. Steve Shimp, who established OwenAmes-Kimball in 1982, will be presented an honorary life membership in the Uncommon Friends Foundation. The 2013 Business Ethics Award will be presented to one of three area businesses which have been named as finalists. The eighth annual Business Ethics Award finalists are Harry Chapin Food Bank, Smart Companies and Ted Todd Insurance Agency. Other features will be the presentation of a Character Education Teacher Award and scholarships to 17 recipients. The event begins with a social hour at 6 p.m. Individual tickets are $100. Tables of eight and sponsorships are available. Contact Arlene Roth at 337-9503 or email aroth@uncommonfriends.org. Water Safety Day Summer Kick-OffThe City of Fort Myers Aquatic Center will have a kick-off to the summer season Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be water safety stations set up to promote summer safety, free ice cream with the purchase of a child admission and several chances to win prizes in the family membership raffles. Receive 15 percent off when you purchase a family membership during Memorial Day weekend. The aquatics center is at 1750 Matthew Drive. For more information, call 321-7553. Mentoring Volunteers Needed Seniors age 55 and over are needed to mentor children in elementary schools, Head Start Centers, after school programs, and camp for The Foster Grandparent Program of Southwest Florida. Volunteers serve 15 to 20 hours a week and receive a tax-free stipend of $2.65 per hour, transportation reimbursement of 40 cents per mile, a free physical and earn vacation, sick and holiday pay, plus many more perks. Help make a difference in your community. Enroll now; space is limited. Call Joan Willoughby at The Dr. Piper Center at 332-5346. June Meeting Of Lee Republican WomenThe next dinner meeting of the Lee Republican Women Federated will be held on Monday, June 10 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 12601 University Drive in Fort Myers. Social hour begins at 5:15 p.m., with dinner and the program to follow. The guest speaker will be Heather Fitzenhagen, Florida House of Representative District 78. Cost is $20 per person, all inclusive. A cash bar will be available. To make reservations, call 432-9389 or email cindylignelli222@gmail.com. For more information, contact Michele Duryea via email at michelemduryea@ embarqmail.com or call 280-7653. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com RIV www.nervousnellies.net Where its Happy Hour all the time!!! FREE MARINA DOCKAGE with Dock Attendants AssistanceLunch, Dinner Snacks in Between11am-10pm 10% OFF Offer 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 31, 2013 PARTY ALL WEEKEND LONG AT NERVOUS NELLIES PARTY ALL WEEKEND LONG AT NERVOUS NELLIES


THE RIVER MAY 24, 20136 From page 4Conservancy Honors VeteransThe recently completed $20 million renovation offers abundant learning opportunities for the entire family and is designated as Site #69 on the Great Florida Birding Trail. In addition to the new entrance, Smith Preserve Way, just south of the Naples Zoo off Goodlette-Frank Road, features the Dalton Discovery Center, von Arx Wildlife Hospital nursery viewing area, Windfeldt Shorebird Pool viewing area, Shotwell Wavering Filter Marsh, Christopher B. Smith Preserve, Eaton Conservation Hall with Jeannie Meg Smith Theater, electric boat rides up the Gordon River from the Allyn family dock and lagoon, and Ferguson Learning Lab. Kayak rentals and excursions are available for a fee. No visit is complete without a visit to the Bradley Nature Store to select from nature-inspired gifts, toys, jewelry, hats, art, cards, and one of the best selections of environmental books available locally. Other features include a live sea turtle display and touch tank. Electric boat ride schedule changes seasonally and are subject to weather and tide conditions. The new entrance to Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center, Smith Preserve Way, is located just south of the Naples Zoo off Goodlette-Frank Road. The old entrance is off 14th Avenue North, 1450 Merrihue Drive, Naples. Conservancy Nature Center is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Adult admission is $12.95. Admission for children ages three to 12 is $8.95. Admission for conservancy members and children under the age of three is free. More information is available at www.conservancy.org or by callin 262-0304. Hortoons Boating Safety Special EventIn recognition of National Boating Safety Week, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Fort Myers Power Squadron and the Fort Myers Fire Department are partnering with the Fort Myers Yacht Basin to host a hands-on event for adults and children at the Centennial Park Boat Ramp on Saturday, May 25 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free vessel safety checks will be performed for any interested boat owners at the Yacht Basin docks, and boaters can register for free inspections at their own home or dock at a later date. Well show how to safely fire flare guns and set off flares throughout the day, with fire extinguisher demonstrations at 11 a.m. and water rescue demonstrations at 12 p.m. And were bringing our Rescue Boat for display and to demonstrate its marine firefighting capabilities at 12:30 p.m., said A.J. Smith, Battalion Chief of the Fort Myers Fire Dept. This is a great and important family event for all. Free stickers, boating safety handouts, boating and marine regulations and related brochures will be available to all. Refreshments will be served at this event, which is free and open to the public. The Coast Guard responded to nearly 5,000 accidents in 2011, with 758 fatalities, a 15 percent increase from the year before. Seventy percent of the deaths were from drowning, and in 84 percent of cases the victims were not wearing life jackets. What we want people to know about those tragedies is that only 11 percent of those deaths occurred on boats where the operator had received boating safety training, said Robert Moro, Fort Myers Power Squadron Safety Officer. We have a bounty of relevant information and education available to boaters, and we want to use this event to help get the word out. USCG Auxiliary Flotilla Commander Scott Brenner agreed, adding, The fastest growth in water craft usage is kayak and paddle boards enjoying the new Lee County Blue-Line waterway trails. We and the Power Squadron offer training and education to become certified safe boaters, and we will provide information on classes at this event. For more information about this event, contact Bob Moro at 437-4075 or Scott Brenner at 671-5929. Send your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


7 THE RIVER MAY 24, 2013 Trailways Camp Held For Special Needs AdultsTwenty Southwest Floridians with special needs made lifelong friends during the second session of Trailways Camp in LaBelle. Trailways Camp is a partnership between Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida and The Robert V. and Benjamin G. Miller Fund. Our vision when we created the Robert V. and Benjamin G. Miller Fund was to honor our sons by developing camp experiences that turn life into living for adults with disabilities, said Sharon Miller of the Robert V. and Benjamin G. Miller Fund. Our relationship with Goodwill has begun to make this happen. We love working with the Goodwill team and we are filled to the brim with peace and satisfaction when we see the joy and hear the laughter of our campers. The session, which ran from May 6 through May 9, included fishing, campfire roasts, a visit by Special Equestrians, swimming, a talent show and a luau. The camp was held at the Riverside Retreat Center in LaBelle. Many of our campers had never flown a kite, held a fishing rod, danced on stage, or won an award in their lives, said Jesi Cason, camp counselor and skills trainer at Goodwill. At camp, everyone got a chance to create unforgettable experiences and make lifelong friendships with people who understand what it is like to have a disability. The Trailways Camp mission is to remove the social isolation often felt by people with disabilities by providing opportunities for fun, friends and support. Through outdoor activities, group exercises and crafts, campers have the opportunity to develop recreational skills and build relationships. An act as simple as sitting down for a meal with friends or roasting marshmallows over a campfire can, and has, changed lives for people who otherwise would not have the opportunity, said Cason. The campers will always remember the feeling of accomplishment and acceptance they experienced when they lead a group of campers in song or challenged their friends to an epic water noodle fight! Trailways Camp will host another session October 7 through 11. For more information, visit www.goodwillswfl.org/trailwayscamp/or contact Todd Ryan at 995-2106 ext. 2285. Trailways campers took part in many new experiences and developed lifelong friendships Campers spent quality time with the Special Equestrians horses For dinner reservations call 239-472-5555 5-10 pm Tues. Sat. at 1244 Periwinkle, Sanibel www.ilcielosanibel.com Full Bar & Wine Available for Catering & Private Parties what could make you happier than an hour on cloud 9? DAILY HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS: 4:30 6:00 PM2-for-1 domestic bottled beer, wells & house winesALL APPETIZERS $6 LIVE MUSIC THURS. SAT. 7 10 PM A real find; great food, terrific service, very welcoming. TripAdvisor Member, April 2013 Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER MAY 24, 20138 Along The RiverThere are many family-friendly events taking place this Memorial Day weekend. On Saturday, May 25 the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) presents The Owls of Southwest Florida as part of its WOW, Wonders of Wildlife series. Learn about our local owl species the Great horned owl, Eastern screech owl and Barred owl including their adaptations for hearing, sight and hunting. Find out what makes these species so unique. The presentation begins at 11 a.m. in CROWs Visitor Education Center. CROW is located at 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel. For more information, call 472-3644 ext. 228 or go to www.crowclinic.org. Also on Saturday, join Fort Myers car enthusiasts at the Downtown Car Cruise-In. Held on the fourth Saturday of every month, the event features vintage, modern and unique cars from 4 to 8 p.m. while a DJ spins classic rock with trivia. All classic cars and show cars are welcome. For more information, call 1-855-732-3836. While downtown, enjoy Chinese and Japanese cuisine at Ichiban, located in the mosaic-tiled Post Office Arcade. A local favorite, the restaurant 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. Sit at Ichibans sushi bar and watch the chefs expertly prepare sushi and sashimi along with sushi favorites like the California roll, spicy tuna roll and green dragon roll. Warm up first with a little hot sake and cup of miso soup. If you prefer, select a table inside the restaurant or outside in the roofed-in gallery. For a fast, fresh lunch, try the combination Sweet and Sour Chicken served with fried rice and egg roll for $6.95 or choose from a selection of stir fry meats and vegetables, house specials and vegetarian dishes (including General Tso tofu). Ichiban also has 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. 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, 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. On Monday, May 27, celebrate Memorial Day with the entire family at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates Edison Ford is offering free admission to United States Veterans and their families. Free admission includes a tour of the historic homes, botanical gardens, museums and Edison research lab. Veterans must present VA identification card or their DD214 papers to receive free admission. The estates are open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Edison & Ford Winter Estates are located at 2350 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. Call 334-7419 or go to www.efwefla.org. Live life in the raw at The Lazy Flamingo. As local seafood lovers know, The Lazy Flamingo is a great place for grouper sandwiches, raw oysters on the half-shell, conch chowder and mussels marinara served in a nautical-themed atmosphere. The Lazys motto is If our seafood were any fresher, we would be serving it underwater. The restaurant is also known for its secret recipe Flamingo garlic bread, buffalo wings and giant burgers. 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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 Fort 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 Sunday Worship at 9:30am. Peace is a member of the ELCA. We celebrate weekly communion with traditional liturgy, organ and choir. 15840 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers On the way to Sanibel. 239-437-2599, 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 THE CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF SW FLORIDA ORTHODOX 5620 Winkler Road, Fort Myerscontinued on page 11THE RIVER MAY 24, 201310


11 THE RIVER MAY 24, 2013 From page 10Churches/TemplesRabbi 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. Pink Smoke Over The Vatican Debuts At Fort Myers ChurchThe 2011 documentary, Pink Smoke Over The Vatican, about the marginalization of women in the Catholic Church in particular whose who have been ordained as priests, but have been excommunicated will make its debut in Fort Myers on Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 pm. It will be shown at All Faiths Unitarian Congregation in Fort Myers, which is located at 2756 McGregor Blvd. Two local female priests, Pastors Judith Beaumont and Judith Lee of Good Shepherd Inclusive Catholic Community of Fort Myers, who have been excommunicated from the Catholic Church, will lead discussion and answer questions about the Roman Catholic womenpriest movement, and its growth in the United States, Canada and Latin America. They are ordained priests within the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests. Pink Smoke Over The Vatican chronicles events since June 2008 when The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a sweeping order of excommunication for the crime of attempting sacred ordination of a woman. Those events have focused on telling the stories of the determined women and men who, through the forbidden path of womens ordination, are working to end what is seen by many as the underlying misogyny and outdated feudal governance of the Roman Catholic Church. The female priest featured in the film, Janice Sevre-Duszynska, was in Rome in March when the new pope was elected to lead the worlds 1.2 billion Catholics. Joined by supporters, she and others from the Womens Ordination Conference released real pink smoke to protest the exclusion of female priests. The color pink is a play on the smoke signals sent from the Sistine Chapel to indicate when the cardinals assembled to vote have agreed on a new pope. Black signifies an inconclusive vote; white smoke means that they have agreed, as was the case on March 13th with Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglios election to the papacy (known to the world as Pope Francis). Of her excommunication, Pastor Beaumont said, We are not leaving the church, we are leading the church in following the model of inclusion, compassion, and equality taught us by Jesus Christ. And, of her expulsion, Pastor Lee said, Rome can impose all the rules it wants on women, divorced people, and gay people. But it cant stop us. Bishop Bridget Mary Meehan of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests said, Were the Rosa Parks of the Catholic Church; we no longer accept second-class status in our own religion. The Roman Catholic womenpriest movement began in 2002 with the ordination of seven women on the Danube River. Since then, over 150 women have been ordained in more than 20 American states, Canada, Europe and Latin America. For more information on the showing of the documentary, call Regina Kilmartin, Office Manager, All Faiths Unitarian Congregation, at 226-0900. SOUNDS OF SUMMERIndividual Concerts$15Get your tickets today!visit shellpoint.org/concerts or call (239) 454-20672013 Shell Point. All rights reserved. ACT-750-13 The Summer Concert Series will be held in the Village Church Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. 2013Summer Concert Series Shell Point is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway. THE NAPLESJAZZ ORCHESTRATuesday, June 11THESUNSHINE TRIOThursday, July 11THE BUZZSWEET ADELINES BARBERSHOP QUARTET Friday, August 9 Entire Series$35 A big band in the tradition of the legendary bands of jazz history like Count Basie, and Duke Ellington. Enjoy an evening of light classical and popular favorites with the sounds of the Sunshine Trio. Stop wondering what The Buzz is all about and come enjoy one of Sweet Adelines most entertaining groups!


THE RIVER MAY 24, 201312 Biggest Snook Of The Year On My Boatby Capt. Matt MitchellEven though we had a terrible week of slow moving day-time tides, action was still great with some very memorable days on the water. Tides were almost non-existent, so to find snook so fired up was really a surprise to me. Most of my week was spent chasing snook and redfish with only a few tarpon trips. Although the redfish bite was not that great, catch-and-release snook fishing action was awesome. While targeting snook, we also caught some very good sized trout. Tarpon action slowed a little after a front passed through early in the week, bringing strong winds and a few cooler mornings. As things got back to normal and the water cleared up, we had a few slick calm mornings that made locating tarpon easy. In the sound, tarpon were eating well once you found them. Cut baits on the bottom and live crabs fished under a float were the baits of choice for me this week. While tarpon fishing, we caught the attention of sharks. Blacktips, small bull sharks and bonnetheads could not resist the easy meal of a soaked chunk of fresh mullet. Although sharks have not been my target species, they help pass the time while waiting for that tarpon bite. A few fourto six-foot blacktips almost had us fooled a few times into believing we had a tarpon on. Good numbers of tarpon can be found throughout the sound along with pods moving up and down the beaches. Fishing with Jim White from Stanford, Florida during his annual business trip to Tween Waters Inn this week, we had a great day of catch-and-release snook action. Starting our trip out in the passes, we quickly had the rods bent. Live chumming the edges of the passes, we had snook exploding on live shiners all around the boat. Though most were on the small side, the action was crazy hot. After a few hours of catching snook after snook, we decided to go after a larger linesider or, as Jim put it, a picture fish. Our first stop was a deep mangrove key in the sound that had some moving tide. After a few big hits where the fish quickly ran back into the structure and broke us off, I had one more stop in mind. Jim has been a client for six or seven years and has caught lots of slotsized snook with me, just never a real monster. Moving on to the next stop, I had my fingers crossed that today would be the day. After anchoring up for 15 minutes on the spot I had been catching good-sized snook all week, our baits were not even touched. Moving down the shoreline on the trolling motor while perched up on the tower, I kept my eyes open for the big snook that have been laid in here all week. Not 50 yards down from the usual spot, there they were. The group of a dozen-plus big, fat female snook were laid way out from the bank on a sandy drop-off. Staying way off the fish, I came back around and set up the boat as far from them as I could while still able to reach them with a long cast. Throwing our live shiners to the sandy edge, it did not take long. Jims line just barely twitched as he wound tight and set the hook. Once this fish was hooked, all hell broke loose as the big snook screamed the drag, first running out into the deep water then making the turn back towards the barnacle-crusted mangroves. Pumping the rod and trying to turn the big fish, Jim just could not gain any line to change the course of the charging snook. I really thought it was all over as the fish made it five feet up under the roots. I raced the boat in at the trees on the trolling motor as Jim kept the rod tip down in the water. As the boat came in close, the fish pushed out from under the trees then right around a mangrovecrusted piling. Holding the boat against the piling gave us our first look at how big this fish really was. Jim opened the bail of the reel as the line was hung tight around the piling. As the fish felt the line go limp, it relaxed and the line fell off the pilling. The snook made a few more runs, almost making it back around the piling before it wore out. What a fight this fish was and, as always with big snook, you have to get a little lucky to land them. After carefully bringing the snook in for a few quick pictures, we could only sigh and then laugh as we watched this big female swim off unharmed. We had been so lucky, everything had gone just right, from spotting the fish and setting up just right to getting the fish out from the piling and mangroves. Talk about teamwork. At 40-plus inches and over 20 pounds, this was the biggest snook of the year caught on my boat. Way to go, Jim!Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. 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THE RIVER MAY 24, 201314 Plant SmartBandanna-OfThe-Evergladesby Gerri ReavesBandanna-of-the-Everglades (Canna flaccida) grows in the wild in marshes, swamps, ponds, lakes and ditches. A native emersed plant, its thick stalks usually reach about four feet tall. It is also called golden canna because of the bright yellow flowers that cluster at the top of the stalks. Flowering peaks in spring and summer. The flowers measure several inches across and typically open late in the day. Their floppy, or flaccid, appearance the next morning explains the term flaccida in the Latin name. The leaves are thick, succulent and up to six inches wide and two feet long. Lance-shaped or oval, they resemble banana leaves and attach in a spiral along the stems. New stalks spread via thick underground rhizomes. Nutrients stored in those rhizomes enable the plant to survive drought and cold. Plant bandanna-of-the-Everglades by a pond or in a boggy area or water garden. Give it full sun for maximum bloom. Thinning the stalks and removing the seed capsules are optional maintenance. Propagate it by rhizome division or with the seeds inside the rough-textured three-part capsule. Hybrids of this showy plant come in a variety of colors. Sources: Everglades Wildflowers by Roger L. Hammer, National Audubon Societys Field Guide to Florida, A Gardeners Guide to Floridas Native Plants by Rufino Osorio, Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell, plants.ifas.ufl.edu and floridata.com. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. This native of Florida has rough seed capsules and banana-like leaves photos by Gerri Reaves Bandanna-of-the-Everglades grows in moist sunny areas FWC, Partners Rescue Injured Panther Kitten The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and partners rescued an approximately 9-month-old female Florida panther in the Golden Gate Estates area of Collier County on May 13. The FWC received a call about a panther kitten dragging its rear leg. A homeowner noticed the injured panther earlier that morning as he was leaving for work. When he returned home and saw the panther a second time, he notified law enforcement. FWC panther biologists and lawenforcement officers, deputies with the Collier County Sheriffs Office and staff from the Golden Gate Animal Clinic responded to the area where the panther was last seen. They located the panther in thick brush and sedated it. After an on-scene assessment of the panthers condition, FWC biologists transported the panther to the Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida. Veterinarians at the hospital determined that the panther had a compound fracture in her rear right leg, rib fractures and bruising around the lung, all of which were likely caused by a vehicle collision. That evening they performed surgery, using a steel plate to mend the bone together. With the help of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the panther was taken to the White Oak Conservation Center in Yulee, where she will receive care until she has fully healed from her injuries and is ready for release. We are pleased with what appears to be a successful surgery with no complications, said Darrell Land, FWC panther team leader. Thanks to the help of our partners, this panther has a very good chance of returning to the wild. With only 100 to 160 adults and subadults remaining in south Florida, every panther plays an important role in the population. Florida residents can support conservation efforts like the rescue and rehabilitation of injured or orphaned panthers by purchasing a panther license plate. Fees from license plate sales are the primary funding source for the FWCs research and management of Florida panthers. To report dead or injured panthers, call the FWCs Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922) or #FWC or *FWC on a cell phone. For more information on Florida panthers go to www.FloridaPantherNet.org. The panther is getting sleepy from the sedative she was given A vet tech watches over the injured panther Panther after surgery


15 THE RIVER MAY 24, 2013 Caring For Your PlantsPalm Trees: What Size To Start Withby Justen DobbsFor all the do-it-yourself homeownerlandscapers out there, this article is for you. If you are from up north and not knowledgeable on Florida landscape material, it is prudent to enlist the services of a local landscaper for help and ideas on the layout of your new landscape. If you have some experience with local Florida natives and exotics, it is possible to come up with some type of plan for your landscape. While the initial step is figuring out what type of plants and trees you want where, the next step is deciding what size material to use. Here in Southwest Florida, we are spoiled due to our warm climate and fast growth rate of most native and exotic palm trees. This allows us to fit more trees into the budget than other northern and western states that have to have their trees imported from, you guessed it, Florida! There are advantages and disadvantages to starting with larger trees in the landscape. Larger palms will make more of an impression right away and will also be more drought-tolerant and sun-tolerant in most cases. However, larger palms will cost a bit more money initially, so this may mean that you have to utilize fewer trees in the landscape. So, this leads to our primary dilemma fewer large palms or more small palms? One way to tackle this dilemma is to research the palms (or hardwood trees) to find out how fast they grow. Bottle palms (Hyophorbe lagencaulis), for instance, are very slow growing, even in a tropical climate, so you should always seek the largest specimens you can afford. Royal palms (Roystonea regia) are very fast growing, so it is sometimes OK to begin with a four to eight foot size. With regular water and fertilizer, these will turn into trees with trunk in just a year or two. If you have a large yard with a lot of real estate to cover, you may need a greater number of palms to fill it, which means that you may need to begin with smaller, less-expensive trees. In this case, it may be wise to stick with fast growers such as Royal palms, Royal Poinciana, Washingtonia palms, Areca palms, etc. Make sure you dont start with trees that are too small because they can be prone to small animal attacks, frost, disease, wind, etc. Also, planting small one gallon palms out in your landscape can sometimes make you look like a cheapskate to neighbors and passersby (no offense). Lastly, I have made the point before but Ill make it again here just because your neighbor down the street claims to have been a landscaper for 20 years up in Ohio, doesnt necessarily mean he or she has any idea what theyre doing here in Florida. Its a different ballgame down here. Seek professional advice when needed. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. Try to avoid landscaping with three gallon palms or smaller. Its better to save up for the next larger size Bottle palms are one of my favorites. Start with larger ones like these (which are fairly affordable) w ww.SeabreezeN u rseries.com ( 239 ) 5 60-1422 W HI T EFL Y or Sooty Mold? ? Y We can hel p Ask about our S eason D iscount! m s, Pal m e s, nativ e n s croto n d s, bromelia d e s, buttery bush e re & mu ch m or FREE WOOD CHIPS!!


THE RIVER MAY 24, 201316 Edison State Stars At Cannes Film FestivalFilm buffs from around the world will soon convene in France at the Cannes Film Festival, held May 15 to 26, and when they do, Edison State College will be one of the stars. Edison State College Fine Art Photography Adjunct Instructor Steve Chase will present his short film, When You Feel Love, during the international film festival this month. The 25-minute film, shot in various locations throughout Fort Myers, including the Rauschenberg Gallery at the Edison State College Lee Campus, tells the story of a young man following his breakup with his girlfriend. The film stars current Edison State College student Jed Krause and former Edison student Willie Filkowski. Edison State College alumnus Michael Grodum worked as the films cinematographer and Edison Library Learning Resources Assistant Chris Ludvigsen composed the films music. Chase had been working on another film when the idea for When You Feel Love came to him, and he pulled together this select group of cast and crew. Id known all of these guys from their performances and work at the college and was impressed by their abilities, Chase said. I knew it would be a great group to work with. Chase is the creator of Minds Eye Films, in which he has produced narrative and documentary films for various organizations. Some of his work has been screened at various film festivals in the past, but this is the first time hes entered the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. I am happy it is being considered, Chase said. I entered because I thought it would be interesting just to see what would happen. I was really surprised when I received the email saying it had been accepted. Ludvigsen, who composed the music for the film in his living room, is also surprised at the films success. Its amazing, he said. I came on before there was any talk of film festivals, and I was just doing something fun with a friend. It all happened so quickly. I dont think Ive really processed it yet, being a part of something thats become so big. When You Feel Love will be showcased in the Cannes Film Festivals Short Film Corner, a special grouping that allows festival attendees to view the films through a digital film library, exposing the films to industry professionals and film buyers. Chase and Ludvigsen will attend the festival, and Chase hopes he can gain some industry interest. My ultimate goal for this film is to stream it on an online film outlet so that it is available to an even greater audience, Chase added. But whatever may come out of this, it is still an incredible experience for all of us involved. Movie still from When You Feel Love, featuring Willie Filkowski, left, and Jed Krause in the Rauschenberg Gallery Steve Chase Arts For ACT Sneak Preview Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. and Robb and Stucky International are teaming up for the kick off reception and preview of the live art from the annual fundraiser, Arts for ACT 2013, An Evening at the Cabaret. The reception, called Tie One On, will be held Friday, June 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Robb and Stucky International, 13170 South Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers. Jenna Persons is the chair for this years event and there will be 50 live auction items to preview. Local artists have created bow ties for the kick off reception and will wear them that evening. They may not all be made to be worn around your neck either. They might be wearable jewelry, garters, even purses. The viewers will have the option of buying the bow ties right from the artists with the proceeds benefitting ACT, the domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking center serving Lee, Hendry and Glades counties. There will be music and light refreshments. Sponsors for this years Arts for ACT fine art auction are Florida Weekly, NBC-2, Naples Guide, Robb & Stucky International, Rauschenberg Gallery, Pulse Business Solutions, Stilwell Enterprises, Chicos, IBERIABANK, Scanlon Auto Group, The Happenings Art & Entertainment Magazine, and Dr. and Mrs. Mark Mintz. This event is free and open to the public. Annual Juried Exhibit At CenterThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will hold their annual juried art show in June. This years theme is The Art of Playing. The opening reception begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 7 during the downtown Fort Myers monthly Art Walk. The Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street, in the River District. This years juried exhibit asked artists to explore all things games and playing, and the nostalgia these memories bring. The curator encouraged the incorporation/ reuse of toys and games in an inventive way or the creation of original toys and games. While there were no specific guidelines for dimensions or sizes of the pieces that were accepted for exhibit, the curator encouraged innovative and unique installations artwork of immense proportions that could be hung from either its massive walls or from its 20-foot ceiling, or displayed on its magnificent granite floors. The exhibit is open to the general public, and the art work is appropriate for all audiences. Works in The Art of Playing range from pieces in traditional media like acrylics and photography to mixed media pieces that incorporate such unconventional items as duct tape and various household items. Kathy Robinson, photographer and longtime staff member of the Davis Art Center, will head up the judging. The other exhibit judges will be artists Marcus Jansen and David Meo, and arts benefactor Terry Tincher. Prizes will be awarded for Peoples Choice, Bernes Pick and Overall Best of Show. The Art of Playing will be on exhibit through June 28. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cleverly designed bow ties will be worn by the artists 2013 Festival Of Dance To OpenDance Bochette and Gulfcoast Dance present the Festival of Dance on Sunday, May 26 at Bishop Verots Anderson Theater. One of the areas oldest family-owned dance studios, Dance Bochette is celebrating its 63rd season. The festival will showcase dancers spanning a large range of ages and genres including ballet, tap, jazz and modern. Young dancers will celebrate nature through a series of ballet dances built on a picnic theme, including dancing fireflies, bumblebees, flowers, wood sprites and children as picnickers. Pre-teen and adult dancers will showcase a new interpretation of Igor Stravinskys Firebird Suite, inspired by Michel Fokines original choreography for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. The show will include professional dancers, courtesy of Gulfcoast Dance, a local non-profit dedicated to furthering dance education, awareness and appreciation. Special guests Andr Valladon and Carla Amancio of Dance Alive National Ballet will perform the classic Grand Pas de Deux from Don Quixote, choreographed by Marius Petipa with music by Lon Minkus, and a contemporary ballet Folia, choreographed by Cristina Helena with music by Heitor Villa-Lobos. Dance Alive National Ballet consists of 15 fulltime professional dancers and is based in Gainesville. Tickets are $12 each and available at the door or for pre-purchase at the studio. The box office will open at 2 p.m. and the show begins at 3 p.m. Bishop Verots Anderson Theater is located at 5598 Sunrise Drive in Fort Myers. For more information, visit www. dancebochette.com or call 334-3274.


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THE RIVER MAY 24, 201318 Community Foundation Holds Womens Legacy Fund LuncheonThe Womens Legacy Fund (WLF) of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation held its 6th annual spring luncheon on Thursday, May 9 at Fiddlesticks Country Club for more than 125 contributors to the fund and women who are interested in making a difference in their community. A cornerstone of the WLF is contributors taking an active and engaged role in choosing their annual grant focus area each year. At the spring luncheon, contributors also voted for the next focus area from the issues of mentoring high school seniors for post-secondary opportunities and career planning, funding a regional online scholarship and financial aid hub and funding high school STEM initiatives. Local philanthropist Betty Bireley was announced as the foundations newest Prima Donor. Prima Donors are local women who have contributed $10,000 or more to the WLF and are committed to making an impact in their community through charitable giving. Prima Donors meet twice a year for educational dinners with good food and great conversation about issues that affect Southwest Florida. The newest WLF Angel was also announced during the event. Robbie Roepstorff, Liz Abbott and Melinda Isley honored Nicki Davis, mother of local freelance writer and Florida Weekly columnist Stephanie Davis, posthumously. The Angel honorary designation is for mothers, sisters, aunts, daughters, grandchildren, friends, loved ones and community leaders, either living or deceased, who have had a special impact on the lives of those around them. WLF members can make the special women in their lives a WLF Angel with a minimum contribution of $1,000 in their name. Before moving from Fort Myers Beach to Tipp City, Ohio, Nicki Davis had a long career in banking on Fort Myers Beach, where she also owned the gift shop The Crazy Lady. I had the pleasure of working with Nicki and seeing her through the eyes of her co-workers, said Roepstorff, who worked with Davis in the 1980s at First Independence Bank. Nicki always had a sense of humor and was known for her spunk, and if you only spoke with Nicki on the phone, you would think she were 10 feet tall; yet, she was all of 4. Nicki was just the type of person who would do anything you asked her to do, and if you were her friend or co-worker, you wouldnt even have to ask her to do it it would already be done. In just five years of existence, the WLF has been able to provide $75,000 in grants to benefit people and communities in Southwest Florida. Lynn Shink with Ellen and John Sheppard Lizbeth Benacquisto, Stefanie Ink, Judy Williams and Gail Markham Robbie Roepstorff, Stephanie Davis, Melinda Isley and Liz Abbott Ruth Condit, Elly Hagen and Betty Bireley Stacey Cannington, Phyllis Ershowsky and Kate Walter Madeleine Taeni and Tracey Galloway Sarah Owen and Jacqueline Ehlers


19 THE RIVER MAY 24, 2013 From page 1All Florida ExhibitThe All Florida Exhibit is sponsored by FineMark National Bank & Trust. FineMark spokeswoman Jessica Stillwell said, FineMark National Bank & Trust is committed to supporting the arts in Southwest Florida. We believe art has the power to educate, energize and unite people. We also recognize the socio-economic value of living in and supporting a strong arts community. The opening reception is supported by Cristofs on McGregor. There will be a Gallery Walk and Talk with the juror on Saturday, June 4 from 10 to 11 a.m., which is free and open to the public. The Alliance galleries are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard. Flats by David Belling 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 From page 1Silver Star RecipientBrown is the 42nd United States Marine to receive the Silver Star for heroic actions in Afghanistan. Brown and his mother, Lyn BradenReed, visited Southwest Florida for five days in April thanks to Captain John GiddyUp Bunchs non-profit organization, Operation Open Arms. During their stay on the islands, Brown and BradenReed went fishing, took part in the Marching Mullet Parade on Captiva and a fish fry at American Legion Post 123 on Sanibel. Greeters Club All are welcome to attend the Thursday, June 20 luncheon meeting of the Greeters Club of Greater Fort Myers. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at the Colonial Country Club, 9181 Independence Way in Fort Myers. The June speaker will be Kevin Farrell, a fraud specialist from the Lee County Sheriffs Office. The cost is $20. Call to make a reservation and to find out more about joining this group of Lee County women. Contact Marie Gaither at 791-8966 or email wmgaither@aol.com. Find the club on Facebook at Greeters of Fort Myers. Play That Junkie Music by Dorita Lanzo


THE RIVER MAY 24, 201320 A Spirited PerformanceThe Calendar Girls added some glitz and glamour to the Lincoln Reagan Dinner held at Harborside Convention Center on Thursday, May 16. They sang Happy Birthday to You to FOX News correspondent Tucker Carlson, the keynote speaker. The Calendar Girls with Tucker Carlson Miracle Team Loaded With Talent As Squad Posts Runaway Record In FSLby Ed FrankIn the 22-years that the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team has called Hammond Stadium home, there most certainly has never been a squad as promising and as winning as this 2013 team. And thats saying a lot for as you know, dozens of previous Miracle players have become Major League stars. With the Miracle tearing up the Florida State League, you had better get out to Hammond Stadium quickly as undoubtedly several current Miracle players will be moved up to Double A New Britain when the first half-season ends next month. You have that opportunity this weekend when the Miracle hosts the Charlotte Stone Crabs for three games starting tonight, Friday. As the week began, Fort Myers was 31-11 (.738) with a runaway seven game lead over the St. Lucie Mets in the South Division of the FSL. Perhaps its no surprise that the Minnesota Twins No. 1 prospect, Miguel Sano, is leading the league with a .354 batting average along with 11 home runs and 34 RBIs. Another top Twins prospect, Eddie Rosario, is among the leagues top 10 in hitting at .318. The biggest Miracle surprise, however, is a 10th-round draft pick in his first full professional season, right-handed pitcher D.J. Baxendale. You dont expect a 10th-rounder to be compiling the record he has in his first year. The 6-2, 195-pound Baxendale was a perfect 6-0 with a miniscule 1.07 ERA as of Monday. That also was the best in the FSL. In April, Baxendale, out of the University of Arkansas, was 4-0 and named the Twins Minor League Pitcher of the Month. That was a huge confidence booster, he said recently. To be recognized by your professional organization in your first full season, it was a great honor. Baseball experts had expected Baxendale to go much higher in last years draft as high as the second or third round. But his stock dropped when he suffered some rough outings against some tough Southeast Conference teams. He fell to the 10th round when the Twins grabbed him in what appears to be a major steal. And dont be surprised if Baxendale joins Sano, Rosario and others when the first half season ends (70 games) on the promotion train to Double-A New Britain. Another Top Twins Prospect Tosses No-Hitter Into Eighth Inning Weve written before about flame-throwing right-hander Kyle Gibson, who many expected to land a starting role for the Minnesota Twins this season. The lanky Gibson instead started the season with Triple-A Rochester, but could be wearing a Twins uniform soon as the result of his recent pitching performances with Rochester. Last Sunday, Gibson took a no-hitter into the eighth inning in a complete game 11-0 victory over Leigh Valley. It was his second complete game shutout in 11 days. On May 8, he tossed a four-hit shutout over Toledo. Gibson is ranked as the No. 4 prospect in the Twins organization. He returned to action late last season after recovering from Tommy John surgery. 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! Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


21 THE RIVER MAY 24, 2013 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My child will be going to kindergarten in August. He has had some problems getting along with the other children at his preschool. Are there some things that I can do this summer that might help him get along better next year? Tiffany B., Fort Myers Tiffany, Children often have a difficult time communicating with others. It may be because of more slowly developing language skills, low self-esteem or it could be that they have a hard time interpreting facial expressions that others use. Whatever the reason, there are ways to help your child develop communication skills and have fun at the same time. Below are several games and activities that you can play together to help develop their ability to communicate and socialize with other children. Telling Stories Cut out pictures from magazines and place them in a box. Take turns pulling out one picture and tell a story of what you think is happening in the picture. For older children, have the stories become more complicated. Play Feeling Charades Make up cards with as many different feelings as you can think of: Happy, Sad, Angry, Excited, Bored, Scared, Nervous, Unhappy, Tired, Pleased, Interested, Uninterested, etc. Each person takes a card and acts out the feeling without saying anything. This is great for those that may have a hard time reading facial expressions. Play Action Charades Make up cards with as many action words as you can think of: Run, Jump, Walk, Hopped, Ran, Skipped, Hurried, Tiptoed, Stir, Stretched, Rolled, Hit, etc. Have each person take one card from each pile and put the sentence together to act it out. Have him and the rest of the family guess what he is doing. Use Puppets Sometimes children find it easier to talk if they are doing it through a puppet. Have a variety of puppets, some happy, some sad, some silly. Have your child use the appropriate puppet to tell you about their day. Finish The Story Use pictures from magazines and tell a short story about the picture. Stop the story so that your child can continue it and make his own ending. You can also use this with your childs books. Stop the story a few pages before it ends and ask him how they think it should end. Let him know there is no right or wrong way for it to end, each person might have a different ending. How Do You Feel? Make up cards for feelings, for younger children, draw pictures and have them hanging up somewhere your child can reach. Several times during the day have him use the cards to let you know how they are feeling. Conversation Ball If your child continuously interrupts during other peoples conversations, use a conversation ball. During discussions, have the person that is talking hold onto a ball. No one else can speak. Once the first person is done, they hand the ball to the next person that wants to add to the conversation. Only the person holding the ball can speak. Daily practice with one or more of these games over the summer should help to increase your sons social skills by the time he enters kindergarten. 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. Texas Hold Em Tournament To Benefit Boys & Girls ClubsThe 2nd annual No-Limit Texas Hold Em Tournament benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County will be held Saturday, June 8 at 6 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Fort Myers. The presenting sponsor of this years tournament is Scanlon Acura. Additional sponsors include Ted Todd Insurance, Universal Vacations, Total Electric, Bagel Bagel Caf, John Santoro and the Crowne Plaza, the events host site. Limited sponsorships ranging from $250 to $1,000 are still available. Because last years event sold out, we decided to add an additional 50 spaces, said Justin Stockman, chairperson for the event and Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County board member. We are very thankful to all of our sponsors who have been a supporting role in the lives of the at-risk youth of the Boys & Girls Clubs and have signed on to help their cause. The evening will include a cocktail reception with complimentary food and beer. Prizes include $2,000 for first place, $750 for second and $250 for third. Now in its 39th year of providing quality youth programs in Lee County, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County will use the funds raised to provide more than 300,000 hours of service to more than 420 young people in the community. More than 1,300 youth demonstrated academic success, character, leadership and healthy lifestyles last year from the agencys programs. These youth rely on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County to provide a safe place to explore their interests and learn valuable life skills, said Shannon Lane, chief professional officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County. This cannot be accomplished without the generous support of businesses and individuals in our community. The tournament entry fee is $100 per person. Registration is available online at www.bgclcpoker.eventbrite.com and is first-come, first-served. The Crowne Plaza is located at 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers. For more information, contact Justin Stockman at 334-9500 or email Justin@7-litagators.com. Student Receives Scholarship From FoundationMikayla Hetherington, a student at Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) received a scholarship from Florida Realtors Education Foundation to further her education at the University of Central Florida. Members of the foundation believe that a higher education is vital. As a 2013 scholarship winner, Hetherington will receive $1,300 to defer her educational costs. Mikayla Hetherington Edison State Student Receives AFC AwardEdison State College student Jason Cooper was recently selected as the recipient of the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) Student Leader Connection Award. The annual award honors a student from one of Floridas 28 state and community colleges who has contributed to the work of student development activities on his or her campus. Jason is an extremely dedicated and industrious individual, said Sue Buntic, Student Life Coordinator, Edison State College Collier Campus. There have been many times I have witnessed his selfless and kind nature. Jasons dedication and commitment to his education, student development, the Student Government Association, and the community have been truly inspiring not only to me, but to others on our campus. Edison State College is a better place because of Jasons dedication, loyalty and hard work. Cooper has completed over 400 volunteer service hours with various organizations including the Student Government Association (SGA), the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association and Naples Free-Net. As a cancer survivor, Cooper is dedicated to educating others about the disease. He helped create the Collier Campus Relay For Life team and serves as team captain, organizes team meetings and fundraisers, and organizes activities during the Relay For Life event. At the beginning of each semester, Cooper volunteers to welcome new students and provide them with tours of the Collier Campus. He also volunteers at the annual GreenFest Expo and serves on the Edisons College Wide Student Government Association, all while maintaining a 4.0 grade point average. Volunteering is an important aspect of my life, Cooper said. Volunteering both at school and in the community can be fun performing activities that interest us and working with like individuals, each with a different purpose. Volunteering is about belonging to a family with a common goal, which often allows us to utilize our skills and strengths where they best fit. Even so, volunteering is about how we can grow individually and socially. Such growth and involvement allows us to become proactive and productive citizens of our community and this defines quality. Jason Cooper receives an academic award from Dr. Erin Harrel, dean, School of Education, Edison State College


THE RIVER MAY 24, 201322 Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market No Subdivision Sanibel2007 5,995,0004,650,000 537 Cape HarbourCape Coral2001 3,360 1,085,0001,055,000 29 Compass Point CondoSanibel1979 1,339 1,095,0001,000,000 61 Gulfside Place Sanibel1981 1,802 955,000940,000 50Cape CoralCape Coral2011 3,359 899,000825,000 132 No SubdivisionFort Myers1954 2,537 815,000795,000 101 Edgewater At Gulf HarbourFort Myers1997 3,124 869,000760,000 178Cedar GlenBonita Springs2000 2,802 738,500705,000 391 Palmas Del SolFort Myers2002 3,437 679,900685,150 9 Sandpiper PointSt. James City1997 2,520 899,000650,000 263Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Financial FocusRules Of The Road For Investors by Jennifer BaseyAs an investor, you may sometime wonder what on earth is going on in the financial world. One day, the stock market is down 200 points; the next day, its up 300. One day, a scandal rocks a company; the next day, another firm declares a poor earnings report. Isnt there any completely smooth route for you to follow as you pursue a comfortable retirement and other key objectives? Actually, there isnt. But you can help smooth out your journey by following a few basic ``rules of the road. Here are a few to consider: Create a plan You can waste a lot of time, effort and money through haphazard investing. Thats why you need to create a plan that defines your long-term goals and establishes a strategy to achieve them, taking into account your individual tolerance for risk and your time horizon. Take action The best plan in the world is useless unless its implemented. Once youve set a course of action for yourself, follow through on it. Dont wait for the time to be right before you invest because you can always find excuses to delay. The best time to get started is right now. Stay invested When the market is hot, its easy to for people to keep on investing. After all, everyone else is doing it, with apparent good results. But it takes far more courage to continue investing during a long bear market, when so many people head to the sidelines. And yet, its essential that you do stay invested, through good times and bad. Ultimately, the long-term performance of the investments you have chosen will have far more impact on your portfolios success than the daily price fluctuations that are an inevitable part of investing. Look for quality Persistence in investing, by itself, isnt enough to help you reach your long-term goals. You also need to be investing in quality. Look for the stocks of those companies that have solid track records, strong management teams, competitive products and welldefined business plans. Of course, youll experience ups and downs even in quality stocks, but if you hold them over time, youll greatly increase your prospects for success. Diversify your holdings During any given market environment, some investments will be doing well, while others will not. You could try to pick the winners, but thats almost impossible to do with any degree of consistency. Youll be much better off by diversifying your dollars among a wide range of high-quality stocks, bonds, mutual funds, government securities and other vehicles. By staying diversified, youll help cushion yourself against downturns affecting just one type of investment and youll multiply your opportunities of benefiting from assets that are performing well. Review your plan You should review your investment plans and strategies at least once a year. Your life will constantly be evolving new job, new house, new children, etc. and you may need to adjust your plans to accommodate these changes. If some of your investments no longer suit your needs, youll need to find other opportunities. A qualified financial professional can help evaluate your situation and make appropriate recommendations on rebalancing your portfolio. As you can see, theres nothing magic, or even terribly complex, about any of these rules for the road. However, to follow these guidelines, youll need patience and perseverance. If youve got these traits, then youre well prepared for a fulfilling investment journey. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Informational Meetings At Shell PointResidents of Southwest Florida who would like to learn about resortstyle retirement options and lifecare are invited to attend one of several informational meetings at Shell Point Retirement Community. One of Shell Points experienced retirement counselors will explain the numerous benefits of becoming a Shell Point resident. The meetings will be held at 10 a.m. in the main Commons located in The Woodlands neighborhood at Shell Point on the following dates: June 4, 12, 18, and 26 July 2, 10, 16, 24, and 30 August 7, 13, 21, and 27 During the casually-structured meeting, guests will learn about lifecare and the retirement options and amenities available at Shell Point. Guests can also tour two of the three Shell Point neighborhoods, The Island and The Woodlands, and see a model residence. Admission to these sessions is free, however, seating is limited so reservations are required and may be made by calling Maureen Thomson at 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131. Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. Renaissance Academy Announces Lecture And Life Enrichment ProgramThe Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) announces its summer 2013 schedule of adult lifelong learning and life enrichment programs featuring an extensive and diverse curriculum of single lectures and short courses. The summer program begins on Sunday, June 2 at 1 p.m. with the launch of a Summer Foreign Film Festival to be held at the FGCU Naples Center, 1010 5th Avenue South in Naples. This series of nine films offers participants the opportunity to view award-winning foreign films followed by an engaging and insightful discussion afterward. Refreshments will be served. A free, complete catalog of the Naples, Bonita Springs and Fort Myers program offerings may be found at local libraries or by calling 425-3272. Online registration is available at https://RegisterRA.fgcu.edu, where participants may browse and register for courses safely and securely online. Among the Renaissance Academys offerings are affordable, non-credit single lectures, short courses, day trips, computer classes, film series, life enrichment classes, writing workshops, travel abroad programs, and other special events. There are no exams or grades, just learning for the joy of learning with friends, neighbors and peers. Course fees are typically $25 per lecture, and provide access to Academy programs located at various sites throughout Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties.


23 THE RIVER MAY 24, 2013 Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, I was invited to a very special birthday party for a lady who lives down the other end of the hall from me at our retirement village. As I walked in, the lady in front of me said to the honoree, Gladys, you look so wonderful. I never would have dreamed you were 80. I dont think you look a day over 78. I chuckled to myself, then enjoyed all of the marvelous food and the magnificent birthday cake. When we were grouping to leave, a couple of them said to me, Now Martha, dont forget to invite us to your 80th when it rolls around, and I said, I will give you lots of warning. I didnt tell them that I had celebrated my 80th seven years ago. I went by myself to an old-fashioned ice cream parlor and had a chocolate sundae with a cherry and nuts on top. As a child, my father had always taken me for a sundae on my birthday. My family does not know how old I am and I am not telling. Just passing along my secret... and dont you tell. Martha xzy Dear Martha xzy, Thanks for telling us your secret... and we wont tell a single soul. Many people have lived a lifestyle that seems to have slowed down the aging process and others were smart enough to choose the right parents. You may have done both. Continue to play your little game, have fun and enjoy the chocolate sundaes with cherries and nuts. Lizzie Dear Martha xzy, I do not know who coined the phrase, Age only matters if you are fine wine or a piece of cheese, but I whole-heartedly subscribe to it. To me, chronological age is not as important as functional and emotional age. I have seen 40-year-olds acting like 80-year-olds, and 80-year-olds acting like 40-year-olds. So age is how you feel, act and how well you care for yourself. I consider age very private information, information I like you do not share with anyone. And in todays world of identity theft, where personal information is asked for in the same blas manner as asking someone their shoe size, it is not wise to share. I will object, complain and refuse to share my birth date as a means of identification whenever I can. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. deaRPharmacistWhy I Disagree With Angelina Jolies Decisionby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Do you agree with Angelina Jolies decision to remove her breasts to prevent cancer? SI, Atlanta, Georgia When I heard about her double mastectomy, my heart sank for her because Im sure she was paralyzed by fear. After all, nobody wants to hear the C word leave their doctors lips. Her decision was based on the doctors she trusts but I disagree with it. Shes supposedly removing her ovaries next. Should we tell her the BRCA1 gene increases risk of pancreatic cancer? Shell yank it. In men, the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene increases risk of testicular and prostate cancer. Poor Brad, do you think hell humor his wife? These surgeons are going to dissect her while shes still alive and thriving. Good grief! She wont be thriving very long if they take out her ovaries and begin drug therapy to replace progesterone and estrogen. Certain hormone replacement medications increase risk of breast cancer (a tragic irony) as well as depression, gallstones, blood clots, uterine cancer, heart attack and stroke. And she pays her doctors to keep her healthy. Preventive breast removal is a disturbingly popular trend that is being hailed as a reasonable, if not celebrated choice. Saline or silicone implants make it harder to detect breast cancer and according to the British Medical Journal, increase a womans risk of dying should she happen to develop breast cancer. Angelinas story makes me admire Suzanne Somers even more. I know her from medical conferences and book signings because we share the same circle as authors of health books. I love her, everybody loves her! She was diagnosed with breast cancer years ago, and forced to make a life or death decision. She chose well. The Bombshell author still thrives today and is just as vivacious as Chrissy from Threes Company. Angelina could have peed in a cup and learned more about her breast cancer risk than taking a genetic test which cost her several thousand dollars! Im talking about a 24-hour urine collection test that provides metabolite levels of your hormones, kind of like glimpsing inside your cells. For example, a naturally-occurring estrogen metabolite called -methoxyestradiol protects you from breast cancer. If youre low, you can increase levels with natural supplements such as DIM, B vitamins, magnesium and others. Detoxifying poisons is critical. I have more information about this in my e-book Breast Cancer Protection sold at my website. Since when is conventional medicine genuinely interested in preventing disease? Mastectomies and breast implantation generate trillions of dollars for surgeons, radiologists, hospitals, pharmacies and drug companies. Lifestyle factors, diet, persistent organic pollutants (POPS), vitamin or mineral deficiencies and your bodys innate ability to detoxify poisons all play a role in developing cancer. Common sense will tell you that if you remove your breasts, or ovaries, or whatever... youre still a delicious host to cancer in your lungs, uterus, pancreas, wherever. Its a dangerous trend. Dont remove body parts to prevent cancer, make your body an inhospitable host! 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. Dr. DaveExercise, Mental Performanceby Dr. Dave HepburnI have an imaginary photo of Barack Obama in my home gym/ garage. The prez pounds a treadmill every day, prior to his popping into the boys room for a couple of smokes (yes, he smokes). If a guy, whose job description includes: Run The Free World, Clean Up Dog Poop, Declare War (usually after cleaning up dog poop), can take time out of his schedule to exercise, then so can a guy who runs the free world of Hepburn (not a planet sane folks would ever want to visit without serious shots, including whiskey). So I climb on to my elliptical, crank up the iTunes and pound away, knowing Barack is doing the same, a virtual mirror image... with slight colour variation. But something happens about the 13.468 minute mark. I quit singing Pop Goes The World and my brain waves change. Ideas start pouring in. ...the cure for cancer has to be... the best way to rob TD Bank... Sealeys diagnosis is (granted that might take an ultra-marathon). So I keep a pad of paper and a pen on the dash of the elliptical. When an idea strikes, I go to grab my pen. On cue, the pen falls off the dash onto the floor. I reach down to retrieve it while trying not to miss a beat but, 110 percent of the time, my headphone wires loop around the pedals, which causes the iPod to fall, which in turn yanks the earbuds out of my ears like a rocket, taking with it parts of my ear canal and possibly a bit of grey matter from my frontal lobe. But this is still where my best ideas come from every time. Last year, when I cycled from Comox to Victoria with Boomers Legacy, I was asked to give a talk, upon arrival. I had nothing prepared but, while cycling, I wrote the thing in my head. On arrival, I jotted down the ideas I could remember onto a rain soaked napkin and then gave a talk for the ages (ages 2 to 5, some said). Can exercise make us smarter? If so, is more necessarily better? Research has looked at how well people perform mentally, both while exercising and immediately after an exercise session. Other research has examined the association between fitness level and age-related cognitive decline. Both show positive correlations. During a session of moderately intense aerobic exercise, mental performance improves in several measurable ways including: Reaction time (except in grabbing falling iPods) Executive control processes, such as; planning, scheduling, working memory the brains ability to temporarily store and manage information, and inhibition the ability to block out unnecessary distractions such as painfully losing a portion of your ear canal. Improved cognitive function actually begins to show at about 20 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercise and will be maintained for about another 40 minutes. The positive cognitive effects of exercising for 20 to 60 minutes are primarily related to increase in blood flow to the brain and stimulation of nerve cells to release more neurotransmitters (chemicals that send signals between brain cells). But beyond 60 minutes of exercise, fatigue is likely to become a factor as evidenced, I noticed, by me lying prostrate on the ground. This is when Leo, my Havanese pup, comes to the rescue, thinking hes performing CPR by licking salt off my chest and face. Mental performance is trumped by exhaustion after 60 minutes. Once fatigue sets in, you start to lose the mental edge you have gained. If exercise continues, then mental performance actually will decline to a level lower than where you started. OK, my workout is done, ideas wrangled, article written, Barack back on the wall, dog happy. Time for a smoke. Listen live or call in to Dr Dave on his fun yet informative radio show, Wisequacks, heard each Sunday at 5 p.m. at www.cknw.com. Contact Dr. Dave or read more at www.wisequacks.org.


THE RIVER MAY 24, 201324 Special Needs Charter School Class Of 2013It may have been one of Southwest Floridas smallest graduations, but that didnt diminish the achievement or the occasion for the five 2013 graduates of the Goodwill LIFE Academy. The LIFE Academy is a Lee County charter school for middle and high school students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The graduation was held at the auditorium of neighboring Edgewood Academy on May 16. Janette Gomez, Kenya Hunt, Brandon Jolicoeur, Joshua Rohloff and Jennifer Williams each received their Special Option 1 diplomas from Don Armstrong, vice chairman of the School District of Lee County. A sixth student who would have graduated with the class of 2013, Laura Jara, was posthumously recognized at the ceremony. A vase of flowers rested on the stage in her memory. This years graduation was especially meaningful to us because two of our graduates have been here since the schools first year, said LIFE Academy Principal Lynn Pottorf. All of our graduates have spent six to eight years with us, and we have watched them grow from teens to young adults. They are now equipped with the skills to confidently begin the next phase of their lives. In the schools eight-year history, the academy has awarded Special Option diplomas to 29 students. The academys curriculum is designed to help transition young adults with developmental disabilities into post-school adult living. The curriculum provides training in life skills, functional academics and vocational/workforce skills. The school also offers a vocational training program, which promises its graduates employment after graduation, either with Goodwill or a community-based employer. The school is currently accepting students for fall enrollment. For more information, call 334-4434 or visit the website: www.GoodwillLifeAcademy.org. The Class of 2013: Jennifer Williams, Josh Rohloff, Janette Gomez, Kenya Hunt and Brandon Jolicoeur Food Bank Thanks Community For Food DonationsThe 21st annual National Letter Carrier Food Drive on May 11 collected 319,935 pounds of food in Lee County, a five percent increase over last year, when Lee residents donated 304,487 pounds. Lee County residents also donated $232 in cash. The Stamp Out Hunger one-day food collection drive benefits the Harry Chapin Food Bank and other agencies in Lee County that operate pantries and other feeding programs. The food bank will distribute the food collected from the drive to participating agencies at no cost. In Lee County, 348 Harry Chapin Food Bank volunteers sorted donated food at eight collection points, and 150 postal service volunteers helped letter carriers collect food left by mailboxes on various routes. George Sciascia coordinated postal volunteers and the United Way assisted in soliciting and assigning other volunteers. Lee County letter carriers conduct one of the most impressive collections each year in the nation through their active participation and dedication. Al Brislain, CEO and President of the Harry Chapin Food Bank, commented, This food will go a long way in helping our agencies feed families during the summer months when children dont have access to regular school feeding programs. Our community, once again, stepped up to assisting with this important annual food collection. Those who were not able to participate in the May 11 food drive may still do so by taking nonperishable food items to any post office or Uncle Bobs Storage locations. Checks can also be made payable to the Harry Chapin Food Bank and sent to 3760 Fowler Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901. The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribution to families in need through a network of 150 nonprofit agencies in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties that provide food to more than 30,000 people monthly. Over 1 million pounds of food are distributed by the Harry Chapin Food Bank monthly. For each $100, the food bank can distribute $600 worth of food and supplies. In the past fiscal year, the Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed more than 15.1 million pounds of food and other grocery items valued at more than $25 million. This is roughly the equivalent of 12.5 million meals to people in need. For additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or visit www. harrychapinfoodbank.org. Volunteers were kept busy on May 11, assisting with unloading food brought in from cars and mail trucks that picked up food on the 21st annual National Letter Carrier Food Drive. Each orange mail tub included approximately 130 pounds of food Publix volunteers from stores 864, 59 and 1303 took time out from completing preliminary food sorts at the Page Field Post Office to pose for this picture. They were part of the 348 Harry Chapin Food Bank volunteers who assisted with the event on May 11


PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF MAY 27 2013ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Lots of possibilities begin to open up by midweek. Some seem more appealing than others. But wait for more facts to emerge later on before you consider which to choose. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Bravo to the determined Bovine. While others might give up, you continue to search for answers. Expect your Taurean tenacity to begin paying off by weeks end. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might want to consider stepping back from the task at hand for a while. This could help you get a better perspective on what youve done and what still needs to be done. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your keen Cancerian insight should help you determine whether a new offer is solid or just more fluff n stuff. The clues are all there waiting for you to find them. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Being ignored is difficult for any proud Leo or Leona. But pushing yourself back into the spotlight might be unwise. Instead, let things work themselves out at their own pace. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Trying to uncover a colleagues secret under the pretext of showing concern is ill-advised. Control your curiosity to avoid raising resentment in the workplace. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Expect to hear good news about a loved one. Also, be prepared for some changes in several family relationships that could develop from this lucky turn of events. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Some surprises are expected to accompany a number of changes that will continue through part of next week. At least one could involve a romantic situation. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You might be upset by some of your critics. But most of your associates continue to have faith in your ability to get the job done, and done well. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A workplace goal that suddenly seems out of reach is no problem for the sure-footed Goat, who moves steadily forward despite any obstacles placed in his or her way. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Uncertainty about who is right and who isnt might keep you from making a clearcut decision. Wait until you know more about what youre being asked to decide. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Be careful to keep your emotions in check when dealing with a demanding personal situation. You need to set an example of strength for others to follow. BORN THIS WEEK: You have an extraordinary ability to rally people to do their best. You would be a treasure as a teacher. On May 30, 1431, in Normandy, Joan of Arc, the peasant girl who became the savior of France, is burned at the stake for heresy. Her most serious crime, according to the tribunal, was her rejection of church authority in favor of direct inspiration from God. She was 19 years old. On May 31, 1889, the South Fork Dam in Johnstown, Pa., collapses, causing a flood that kills more than 2,200 people. It was the largest earthen dam (made of dirt and rock, rather than steel and concrete) in the United States. Reportedly, a baby survived on the floor of a house as it floated 75 miles from Johnstown. On May 29, 1914, heavy fog on the St. Lawrence River in Canada causes a collision of boats -the Empress of Ireland and the Storstad -that kills 1,073 people. Caused by a horrible series of blunders, it was one of the worst maritime disasters in history. On June 2, 1924, with Congress passage of the Indian Citizenship Act, the government of the United States confers citizenship on all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the country. Before the Civil War, citizenship often was limited to Native Americans of one-half or less Indian blood. On May 27, 1937, San Franciscos Golden Gate Bridge opens to the public after five years of construction. On opening day -- Pedestrian Day -some 200,000 walkers crossed the bridge, which spans the Golden Gate Strait at the entrance to San Francisco Bay and connects San Francisco and Marin County. On May 28, 1957, National League owners vote unanimously to allow the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers to move to San Francisco and Los Angeles, respectively, at the mid-season owners meeting in Chicago. On June 1, 1980, CNN (Cable News Network), the worlds first 24-hour television news network, makes its debut. Today, CNN is seen in more than 89 million American households and more than 160 million homes internationally. In its first years of operation, CNN lost money and was ridiculed as the Chicken Noodle Network. It was ancient Roman dramatist, philosopher and statesman Seneca the Younger who made the following sage observation: While we are postponing, life speeds by. You might be surprised at some of the seemingly innocuous things that arouse passions in a group of people. Take the venerable 1960s television show Mr. Ed, for example. Evidently, an evangelist named Jim Brown took issue with the shows theme song, claiming that when played backward, the tune contains the message the source is Satan and someone sang this song for Satan. His preaching on the subject was so persuasive that members of a church in Ironton, Ohio, made a bonfire of recordings of the song. If youre planning to visit the Hawaiian island of Kauai, you might want to trek up to Mount Waialeale. If you do, though, be sure to take an umbrella, as that mountain holds the distinction of receiving more rainfall than any other place on Earth, with an average of about 40 feet -yes, feet -of rain annually. A recent national survey of adult children with living parents found that a whopping 70 percent of respondents are against the idea of a parent moving in with them. If it became necessary for one parent to move in, though, two-thirds would choose Mom over Dad. It was noted wit Ambrose Bierce who, in his Devils Dictionary, defined faith as Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel. Those who study such things say that an ordinary human being can live four weeks without food, four days without water and four minutes without air. Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so. -Bertrand Russell THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAYDID YOU KNOW 1. ANIMAL KINGDOM: By what other name are a cats whiskers known? 2. ANCIENT WORLD: Where is the Acropolis? 3. HISTORY: Who was the commanding Union general at the Battle of Gettysburg? 4. MEDICINE: What is scoliosis? 5. GEOGRAPHY: What two countries share Niagara Falls? 6. MOVIES: What was the name of Gary Coopers character in High Noon? 7. ENTERTAINMENT: What kind of horse was Trigger, Roy Rogers trusty steed? 8. SCIENCE: What metal is liquid at room temperature? 9. ANATOMY: Where is the medulla oblongata located? 10. LITERATURE: Who created the Tom Swift series of novels? TRIVIA TEST 1. Vibrissae, or tactile hairs 2. Athens 3. George Meade 4. Curvature of the spine 5. U.S. and Canada 6. Will Kane 7. Palomino 8. Mercury 9. Lower part of the brain stem 10. Edward Stratemeyer. ANSWERS SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the first second baseman to win back-to-back National League MVP Awards? 2. Name the catcher who holds the modern major-league record for most passed balls in a season. 3. In 2012, Steve Weatherford of the New York Giants became the third punter in NFL history to receive a franchise-player tag. Name the other two. 4. Who was the first player in NCAA mens basketball history to have a quadruple-double in a game? 5. In 2013, Tampa Bays Steven Stamkos became the fourth-youngest player to score 200 career goals (age 23). Who did it at a younger age? 6. Who was the last U.S. man before David Boudia in 2012 to win a gold medal in Olympic diving? 7. In 2013, Tiger Woods tied the mark for most career victories at one PGA event (eight). Who else holds the record? ANSWERS 1. Joe Morgan of the Cincinnati Reds, 1975-76. 2. Texas Geno Petralli, with 35 in 1987. 3. Todd Sauerbrun (2003 with Carolina) and Michael Koenen (2009, Atlanta). 4. Tennessee-Martins Lester Hudson, in 2007 (25 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals). 5. Wayne Gretzky (age 21), Mario Lemieux (22) and Dale Hawerchuk (22). 6. Mark Lenzi, in 1992. 7. Sam Snead.25 THE RIVER MAY 24, 2013


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THE RIVER MAY 24, 201328 CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE ANNUAL RENTAL SERVICES OFFERED ISABELLA RASIHAPPY TO HELP YOUWITH ALL OF YOURREAL ESTATE NEEDS! RS 1/4 NC TFN 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957ISABELLA RASI(239) 246-4716EISABELLARASI@AOL.COM International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Sta NS 5/3 BM TFN Moran Realty GroupJohn Gee & CompanyMeticulously maintained and updated. Best value on Sanibel under $500,000!! Close to beach $459,000 1610 Sabal Sands Rd Robyn & Robb Moran FOR SALE BY OWNER3BEDROOM/2BATH POOL HOME IONA/MCGREGOR AREA $169,900 CALL FOR DETAILS 239-565-2155 RS 5/10 NC TFN MOBILE HOME PERIWINKLE PARK$130,000. 60 x 12 wl metal roof-over plus 20 x 12 Florida room. Master BR has queen size bed & blt-in dresser & dbl closet. Master bath has combo bath/ shower & dbl sink vanity w/extra storage. Guest BR has dbl closet + blt-in drawers & private bath w/ shower. Eat-in-kit is open to LR which ows into Florida room. Designed pass-thru from K to FL room. Private 12 x 12 deck, picnic table and storage shed. One car carport with adjacent 2nd parking space. Ceramic tile ooring in kitchen. Florida room & bathrooms. Carpeting in both bedrooms & LR. Home recently inspected & has all required tiedowns. New central air & heat system & stacked washer/dryer, all appliances louvered blinds throughout. Purchase completely furnished including all linens, dishes, pots & pans, tableware,2 sleeper couches, recliner, 2 dining tables & chairs, 4 outdoor chairs & folding beach chairs, etc. Call owner 317-293-0915 or email LMSrealtor@aol.com for further information or to make offer. NS 4/26 CC TFN HOUSE FOR SALEDonax St, Sanibel, SF 4/2 Home for sale. $470,000 OBO, Over 2000 SF, built in 1986. No pool. ML#201302314 Call for details 239-825-2608.RS 5/10 CC TFN SCARNATO LAWN SERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 scarnatolawn@aol.comRS 1/25 BM TFN HOME WATCH SANIBELProperty Management-Bookkeeping Call Bob or Sally Island Residents 239-565-7438, sanisal186@gmail.com WWW.HOMEWATCHSANIBEL.COMRS 1/4 CC TFN PAINTING GOATProfessional Painting & Home Maintenance Free Estimates Fully Insured www.paintinggoat.com 239-271-2919RS 4/19 CC TFN HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047 NS 1/4 PC TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971 RS 1/4 BM TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 1/4 BM TFN COMPANION SERVICE Sanibel-Captiva Care and Companion Service, LLC Medical appointments, general transportation, shopping, light meal preparations, and light cleaning. Our services are customized to meet our clients needs. Call 239-395-3591, or for an emergency call 239-472-0556. RS 1/4 BM TFN ROGER NODRUFF ELECTRICLic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. Of ce & Store Maint.NS 5/17 CC 6/7 ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBELBAY FRONT RESIDENCE This spectacular Bay Front home offers Panoramic Views of the Bay, 4 bedrooms + maids quarters, large garage, pool on Bay and UF. $4,200/mo. ACROSS FROM BEACH This elevated private home is located right across the street from the Beach. Offering 3+ bedrooms/2 baths, private pool, Canal dockage, & community tennis ct. Furnished. Close to causeway. $4,000/mo. 472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Ownersanibelannualrentals.comServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 4/26 BM TFNANNUAL RENTAL Apartment for lease on Sanibel, Mid Island, Furnished, 1B/1B $895. per month. Call 734-761-7600 ext. 231.RS 1/4 CC TFN FOR RENTCommunity Housing & Resources (CHR) has apartments for rent to individuals who work full time on Sanibel. Rent based on income. For information call 239-472-1189.RS 3/15 CC 8/30 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311 RS 1/4 BM TFN NEAR BEACH WITH DIRECT ACCESS3BR/2BA west-end Sanibel canal home features a natural shoreline with dock ground level updated and clean w/extremely low utilities no pets. Call 239-395-0401 or 239-224-0840 $1,800.00 month NS 5/24 CC 5/24 RENTAL WANTED RENTAL WANTEDRetired Sanibel resident seeking annual rental. Unfurnished home w. 2-3 bedrooms, pool. Prefer covered parking and pet friendly. 239-980-4236 NS 5/17 CC 5/24 COMMERICAL RENTALOFFICE / COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENTPALM COURT CENTER 2424 PALM RIDGE ROAD SANIBEL, Florida HIGHLY VISIBLE GROUND FLOOR SPACE 520 SQUARE FEET MOVE IN CONDITION IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY $750 / MONTH Landlord pays all common maintenance. Call 239-472-6543 or 973-726-3213NS 4/5 CC TFN OFFICE SPACE800 sq/ft. Only 1 space remaining. Great space for a business that needs quick access to mainland. $16.00/sq/ft plus sales tax. Located in Matzaluna Plaza at 1200 Periwinkle Way. Call Mark at 560-5305.NS 5/24 CC 6/7 Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277 RS 1/4 BM TFN LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. 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29 THE RIVER MAY 24, 2013 CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS LOST AND FOUNDLOST AND FOUNDLost Ladies Watch Make: Brighton Area of Mucky Duck on Captiva Island Lost on Dec. 10, 2012 around noon If found call: 941-639-5395 RS 1/4 NC TFN FOUNDPrescription sunglasses found in parking lot of Limetree Center on Wednesday, February 27. Claim at Island Sun newspaper, suite 2 in Limetree Center, or call 395-1213. NS 3/8 NC TFN WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280 RS 3/15 CC 5/31 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800 RS 1/4 NC TFN 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 1/4 NC TFN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITYThe Sunshine Ambassador Program is a new and exciting volunteer opportunity offered at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida located within HealthPark Medical Center. The Sunshine Ambassadors will greet, assist and be a positive rst point of contact for patients, families and visitors entering the hospital. The Ambassadors also make a difference to families by providing educational and healthful resources to assist in GRANDparenting for GRANDchildren. We are currently seeking year-round volunteers to work one 4-hour shift Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. If you would be interested in learning more about this wonderful new opportunity, please contact Lisa Ellinwood, Volunteer Resources Coordinator at 239-343-5062 at the Golisano Childrens Hospital.NS 2/8 CC TFN HELP WANTEDVolunteers needed for Independence Day parade on Sanibel. Help needed prior to and during the parade. Various duties. If you can help out, call Trish Phillips at 2462981 or email trishphillips@mysanibel.com. NS 2/22 NC TFN HELP WANTED Read us online at IslandSunNews.com GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION HUGE MOVING SALE967 Beach Rd East end of the Island Friday 5/24 and Saturday 5/25 8:00am to 11:00am Bikes, furniture, kitchen EVERYTHING MUST GO NS 5/24 CC 5/24 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 1/4 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000 RS 1/4 NC TFN SERVERS ASSISTANT SERVERS LINE COOKIL Tesoro Ristorante, 751 tarpon Bay Rd. Sanibel Now hiring; Servers, Assistant Servers and Line cook Email resumes to: iltesoro@me.com or ll out applications between 11-2 daily. NS 1/18 NC TFN CUSTOMER SERVICE/ OUTSIDE SALESWe need you to pamper our customers and spread the word about our services. Union Mechanical Inc. 239-437-5595 Knowledge of construction/contracting a plus. RS 2/8 CC TFN HELP WANTEDRECEPTIONIST STYLIST/NAIL TECHWe are looking to add somebody fresh and fun, professional and courteous to our team! if you t the description, come in and meet us! 2330 Palm Ridge Road 472-1111 email sanbeautys@aol.com RS 5/24 CC 5/24 Sanibel Beauty Salon


SUDOKUTo play Sudoku: Complete the grid so that every row, column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 (the same number cannot appear more than once in a row, column or 3x3 box.) There is no guessing and no math involved, just logic.answer on page 27 If you would like your club/organization listed in The River Calling Card, phone 415-7732Emergency .........................................................................................911 Lee County Sheriffs Of ce ........................................................477-1200 Florida Marine Patrol ................................................................332-6966 Florida Highway Patrol ..............................................................278-7100 Poison Control ................................................................1-800-282-3171HealthPark Medical Center .......................................1-800-936-5321Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce .............................................332-3624 Foundation for Quality Childcare ..............................................425-2685 Ft. Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce ..................................454-7500 Fort Myers Beach Library .........................................................463-9691 Lakes Regional Library ............................................................533-4000 Lee County Chamber of Commerce ..........................................931-0931 Post Of ce .....................................................................1-800-275-8777 Visitor & Convention Bureau .....................................................338-3500 ARTS Alliance for the Arts ..................................................................939-2787 Art of the Olympians Museum & Gallery ...................................332-5055 Arts For ACT Gallery & Studio ..................................................337-5050 Art League Of Fort Myers .........................................................275-3970 Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall ......................................481-4849 BIG ARTS ................................................................................395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre ............................................... 278-4422 Cultural Park Theatre ................................................................772-5862 Edison Festival of Light .............................................................334-2999 Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade ..................................332-4488 Florida West Arts ......................................................................948-4427 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers.......................................472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony ...............................................................489-1800 Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres .....................................481-8059 Naples Philharmonic ...........................................................239-5971111 The Schoolhouse Theater .........................................................472-6862 S.W. Florida Symphony .............................................................418-0996 Theatre Conspiracy ..................................................................936-3239 Young Artists Awards ................................................................574-9321CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSAngel Flight ................................................................1-877-4AN-ANGEL Animal Refuge Center ...............................................................731-3535 American Business Women Association ...................................357-6755 Audubon of SWFL .....................................................................339-8046 Audubon Society .......................................................................472-3156 Caloosahatchee Chapter DAR ..................................................482-1366 Caloosahatchee Folk Society ...................................................321-4620 Cape Chorale Barbershop Chorus .................................1-855-425-3631 Cape Coral Stamp Club ............................................................542-9153 duPont Company Retirees .......................................................454-1083 Edison Porcelain Artists ............................................................415-2484 Ft Myers UDC Chapter 2614 (United Daughters of the Confederacy ..................................728-3743 Friendship Force Of SW FL ......................................................561-9164 The Horticulture and Tea Society .............................................472-8334 Horticultural Society .................................................................472-6940 Lee County Genealogical Society .............................................549-9625 Lee Trust for Historic Preservation ...........................................939-7278 NARFE(National Active & Retired Federal Employees .............482-6713 Navy Seabees Veterans of America ..........................................731-1901 Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL ....................................................667-1354 Sons of Confederate Veterans ..................................................332-2408 Southwest Florida Fencing Academy ........................................939-1338 Southwest Florida Music Association ........................................561-2118 Kiwanis Clubs: Fort Myers Beach.................................................765-4254 or 454-8090 Fort Myers Edison .....................................................................694-1056 Fort Myers South ......................................................................691-1405 Gateway to the Islands..............................................................415-3100 Iona-McGregor..........................................................................482-0869Lions Clubs:Fort Myers Beach......................................................................463-9738 Fort Myers High Noon ...............................................................466-4228 Estero/South Fort Myers ...........................................................898-1921 Notre Dame Club of Lee County .............................................. 768-0417 POLO Club of Lee County.........................................................477-4906 Rotary Club of Fort Myers .........................................................332-8158 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society ................................................472-6940 United Way of Lee County ........................................................433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour) .................................211 or 433-3900AREA ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum ................................................395-2233 Burroughs Home ......................................................................337-9505 Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium ........................................275-3435 Edison & Ford Winter Estates ...................................................334-3614 Fort Myers Skate Park ..............................................................321-7558 Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium ............................321-7420 JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge ................................472-1100 Koreshan State Historic Site ..............................................239-992-0311 Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center .......................765-8101 Skatium ......................................................................................321-7510 Southwest Florida Museum of History ......................................321-7430 True Tours .................................................................................945-0405 Pets Of The Week Im Toury and Im looking for my new best friend. You can tell by my perky ears how attentive I will be to you and Id like to find a friend that feels the same way about me. So if you would like a little dog you can tuck under your arm but one who can keep up with you on a brisk walk, then you could be the one Ive been searching for. My adoption fee is $30 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Spring Fever adoption promotion.. My name is Juliet Im a grown up girl but Im so petite you might think Im still a baby. Maybe thats because I have a baby-like personality too. My favorite thing is to lay my little head in your hands so you can rub my ears. If you have other kitties, I would like to have another feline friend in my new home. If not, you can adopt another kitty along with me. All cats and kittens are two for one during Animal Services Spring Fever adoption promo. 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. Juliet ID# 563556 Toury ID# 562632 photos by squaredogphoto.comTHE RIVER MAY 24, 201330


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15588 Beachcomber Avenue 3/3 Pool & Spa SOLD $265,000 15529 Beachcomber Ave Beachwalk Isles, Near Beaches 3/2 Pool Home SOLD $252,000 1148 Collins Rd 3/2 Spa Home SOLD $101,00014869 Martin Drive Located in Deep Lagoon Heights 100x150 Vacant Land Parcel $24,900 11200 Beachstroll Court Beachwalk Isles, Near Beaches 3/3+Loft style Den, Pool Home REDUCED $319,000 9720 Casa Mar Circle Venetian Village /3 Pool, Lake SOLD $249,000 ISLAND REAL ESTATE, INC.Independently Owned and Operated 1675 Lake Circle 1119 Heritage Point, Near Beaches Largest Unit Available, Walk Out Floor plan 2/2 Plus Den & Breakfast Nook on Lake $159,000 SOLD Kris Heilman, Providing Exceptional Real Estate Service239-464-1225 www.ParadiseProperties.usKristine Heilman, Realtor 1019 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 3395716314 Edgemont Drive Lexington 3BR/2BA Estate Home Includes Bundled Golf Package $539,00011220 Boardwalk Place 4/3 Pool Home SOLD $315,000 15579 Beachcomber Ave. 3/2 Pool Home SOLD $235,000 9495 Palm Island Circle 3/2 Lake Home SOLD $186,000 Represented Buyers Kris was great. She did what two other realtors couldn't do, she got our condo sold and closed. She is energetic and has the vision to know what needs to be done to close the sale. I would recommend her to anyone who needs a realtor, whether buying or selling. Again, Kris is fantastic.-B. Butler SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLDTHE RIVER MAY 24, 201332