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FREETake Me Home VOL. 12, NO. 21 MAY 31, 2013From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Urban Farming Workshop At GreenMarketEvery summer, the Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket offers free farming and gardening workshops conducted by local growers, master gardeners, homesteaders and educators. Residents support for these classes has been strong in the past, with many attending, taking notes and asking questions. The result has been an increase in local homes and communities growing food organically in the area. This year, in addition to a core of sound gardening practices, the GreenMarket is adding workshops on more specialized activities, like beekeeping and vermiculture. The community is invited to visit the market at 10:30 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays in June, July and August to participate in the 2013 Urban Farming continued on page 5 Urban Farming can be fun for all agesYoung Artists To Perform At June 7 Art WalkOn Friday, June 7, Young Artists Awards will present two award winning performers at the Reverie & Rock Art Gallery from 7 to 9 p.m. in conjunction with Junes Art Walk in downtown Fort Myers. Vocalists Callie Atkinson and Haley Ondrejka will be featured. Callie will be attending Cypress Lake High School in the fall and Haley is a musical theater major at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Both performers have been honored as winners in the Young Artists Awards competition. The Young Artists Awards, beginning continued on page 17 Callie Atkinson Haley OndrejkaHibiscus Show And SaleThe James E. Hendry Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society will conduct its 62nd annual Hibiscus Show & Plant Sale on Sunday, June 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Araba Shriners Center, 2010 Hanson Street in Fort Myers. This free event is the oldest, largest and best attended of all Floridas hibiscus shows, attracting several hundred people annually. This is the best opportunity Southwest Floridians have to add to their hybrid hibiscus collection. This delicate and beautiful plant grows abundantly in Floridas tropical climate.continued on page 18 Uncommon Friends Foundation Announces Naming Rights For New Pavilion At Burroughs HomeA former Fort Myers resident has provided major financial support for an open-air pavilion to be built on the property of the Burroughs Home in the River District in Fort Myers. The pavilion will be named in perpetuity the Gale McBride Pavilion for Character and Ethics Education as a result of a $350,000 contribution to the Uncommon Friends Foundation, manager of the Burroughs Home.continued on page 18 Artists rendering of the new pavillion at the Burroughs Home & Gardens


Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: View On Altamontby Gerri ReavesWhen Doug Bartleson snapped this photo looking south on Altamont Avenue at West First Street in 2003, he captured a scene that would soon be gone forever. Ten years ago, what remained of the once thriving Edison-Ford Plaza (originally named Boulevard Plaza) was mostly vacant. Within a year or so after the 2003 photo was taken, all the buildings pictured would be demolished. For more than four decades, the plaza occupied the area bound by West First Street and McGregor Boulevard on the north and south, and Clifford Street and Virginia Avenue on the east and west. The two-section plaza was roughly bisected by Altamont, which was spanned by the arches seen in the photo. When the Boulevard Plaza opened in January 1960, it was big news. Downtown had its first retail shopping center, and it brought major changes in downtowns economic dynamics. The plaza not only introduced the age of the shopping mall to Fort Myers, it helped to drain business from the center of downtown to the western outskirts of downtown. The change previewed of something that would have an even bigger impact several years later the Edison Mall which definitely moved business south. Before long, downtown Fort Myers was suffering the malady that swept the nation in the 1960s and 1970s the near-death of traditional downtowns. But if you could zoom back 40 years and visit the plaza, you might be delighted to discover almost everything you need for everyday shopping and services. Anchor stores such as FW Woolworth, Pantry Pride Grocery and Liggett Drugs stood alongside numerous local businesses, which included a beauty salon, barber shop, ice cream parlor, appliance store, coin laundry, shoe shop, jeweler, toy store, and even a yarn and antique shop. Dental and medical offices, realtors, lawyers, clothing shops and restaurants, and a savings and loan were among the other plaza residents. The South Plaza Cinema had opened recently at the corner of West First and Clifford Streets, just to top things off. But the plaza went into decline, and by the mid-2000s, the site was slated for a New Urbanist development, First Street Village. The plaza structures were demolished in preparation. In late 2007, the first phase of that development opened, giving downtowners a grocery store and other businesses. Oddly enough, the architecture resembles that of the old Boulevard Plaza. As for the west side of Altamont in the last few years, the vacant site has reverted a bit to its pre-shopping center history. People who love an unobstructed view of the Caloosahatchee River from McGregor Boulevard have had something to be grateful for, while the large open space that was called League Field decades ago remains undeveloped. The lands history as a multi-purpose public gathering place goes back a century or more. continued on page 4 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 Saggau In 2007, the first phase of First Street Village (left) opened on the eastern portion of the shopping-center site photo by Gerri Reaves Ten years ago, the arches still spanned Altamont at Edison-Ford Square (originally named Boulevard Plaza) courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical SocietyTHE RIVER MAY 31, 20132


3 THE RIVER MAY 31, 2013 Fort Myers Public Art: Tootie McGregor Fountain Repairsby Tom HallOne hundred years ago, plans were under way to install a fountain at Five Points intersection in Fort Myers in honor of Tootie McGregor Terry, the real estate financier who was responsible for converting McGregor Boulevard from a dirt cattle trail into the paved thoroughfare we enjoy today. As the 100th anniversary of the fountains completion nears, the Fort Myers Public Art Committee would like to restore it to its original condition. But money stands in the way. Or, to be more precise, the lack thereof. According to a report commissioned by the Public Art Committee from conservation experts Rosa Lowinger & Associates, returning the landmark to its original state could cost in excess of $65,000. The committee only has $15,000 in its coffers for repairs and maintenance, and that has to cover all 21 sculptures and more than two dozen paintings, prints and photographs contained in the citys portable works collection. We dont have the money, bemoaned chairwoman Ava Roeder during the committees meeting on May 21. Noting the importance of Tootie McGregors financial contribution and commitment to the citys early development, Committee member Jared Black deemed it appropriate to go beyond the city to the county and corporate sponsors to make the necessary repairs. Installation of the Tootie McGregor Fountain began on July 10, 1913 and was completed in time for the first anniversary of its namesakes death on August 17. It resided at Five Points until 1952, when it was dismantled to make way for the crossover to the Caloosahatchee Bridge. The Fort Myers Beautification Advisory Board had North Fort Myers sculptor Don Wilkins reassemble the fountain at the Fort Myers Country Club between 1983 and 1984, but when Wilkins reinstalled it, he added a 40-foot wide reflection pool and made other changes that were not part of the fountains original design. PAC member Bill Taylor has been a vocal proponent of putting Fort Myers first public artwork back in its original state by its centennial, but the scope and cost of the necessary repairs make this all but impossible although the citys Public Works Department could take a step in this direction by removing the reflection pool and replacing it with landscaping and sod in time for the fountains 100th anniversary. As for the remaining repairs, theyll either have to wait until a public-private partnership can be assembled to raise the needed funds or the Fort Myers City Council replaces the current voluntary public art ordinance with one that requires public art contributions from all new public and private development within the City of Fort Myers, which is how 35 cities and 13 counties throughout Florida pay to maintain their public artworks. 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. The Tootie McGregor Fountain celebrates its 100th on August 17 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 31, 20134 Confederate Statue Installed In Buckingham Cemeterysubmitted by Commader Robert Gates, W M Footman Camp #1950 Sons of Confederate VeteransOn May 27, a 46-inch high, 385-pound statue of a Confederate soldier was placed in the historic Buckingham Cemetery. The statue, named Sgt. Franklin, will overlook, guard and forever be a reminder of the sacrifice of the CSA soldier and to the 11 soldiers buried in the cemetery. The statue was donated by Dr. Jack Abel and his wife, Jane, who brought the statue to Fort Myers from Macon, Georgia, and was given to the Major W.M. Footman Camp #1950 Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Fort Myers United Daughters of the Confederacy under the stewardship of Commander Robert Gates. Mrs. Abel handpainted Sgt. Franklin. The previous weekend, Tom Fyock and Eric Smith of the Major W.M. Footman Camp built a pedestal, using 18 bags of concrete. The pedestal was perfect in every way. Today I, Sean McFall and Weyman Edmunson delivered the statue and set it in place. The fit was beyond perfect. It truly brightens the cemetery and does so with honor. A plaque has been ordered and will eventually be installed as well. I would like to thank each and everyone who assisted in this project, a special thanks to the Abels for giving us Sgt. Franklin. The statue, Sgt. Franklin was donated by Dr. Jack and Mrs. Jane Abel From page 2Altamont AvenueIn 1917, the large space hosted the three-day Conquista de Florida festival, a forerunner of the Edison Festival of Light. The Fort Myers High School football team practiced there in the pre-Terry Park era. The land was used for revival meetings, clay-pigeon shoots, celebrations, a campground for the traveling circus, and as a public playground. Take a walk to West First Street and Altamont and ponder the site where the trendy new shopping center started a new chapter downtowns commercial history. Then visit the Southwest Florida Museum of History, where youll find more information about the west side of downtown. For information, call 321-7430 or go to museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Be sure to visit one of the areas best research centers, the Southwest Florida Historical Society, where you can see photo documenting the history of League Field. 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. 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. Lee Republican Women MeetingThe 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. Public Invited To Uncommon Friends MeetingThe public is invited to attend the annual membership meeting of the Uncommon Friends Foundation on Thursday, June 13 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Burroughs Home, 2505 First Street in Fort Myers. Nonmembers will have an opportunity to learn about the nonprofit foundation. Coffee and conversation will be followed by the State of the Foundation by President gray davis. a regular Board of Directors meeting will follow the annual meeting. New board members and officers will be elected. There is no cost to attend and there will be an opportunity for a mini tour of the historic home. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 337-9503. New Gates At Matlacha ParkNew gates have been installed at Matlacha Park in Greater Pine Island. The gates near the park entrance are electronic and based on a timer, and they will replace the manually operated boat-ramp gate. Hours for ramp users and park patrons are 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily. The electronic gates began operation Tuesday, May 28. The park, boat ramp, kayak launch, fishing pier and community center are located in the heart of Pine Islands hamlet of Matlacha at 4577 Pine Island Road Northwest. Park admission is free; parking for vehicles not towing trailers also is free. Trailer parking is $10 daily, or boaters can purchase parking stickers for $60. For more information visit www.leeparks.org or call 283-4110 in Matlacha or the main Lee County Parks & Recreation office at 533-7275. 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Daily www.threecraftyladies.com Make It & Take It Bead Bracelet Every Thursday $4.75Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! 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5 THE RIVER MAY 31, 2013 From page 1Urban FarmingWorkshop Series. Learn how to produce food in small areas around homes, businesses and community centers in cities and towns using organic, bio-intensive methods. Explore ways to contribute to your communitys sustainability and long term food security. The series kicks off on Saturday, June 1 with The Kitchen Garden & Beyond. Other topics in the series include The Urban Chicken Coop, Intro to Organic Beekeeping and Earthworms, the Magic Garden Workers. The complete schedule of presentations is as follows: June 1 Introduction: The kitchen garden and beyond June 15 Fruit year-round: The right trees for the Southwest Florida yard June 29 Permaculture: Designing long-term, self-sustaining food gardens (Extra date for the fifth Saturday) July 6 The urban chicken coop: How Tos for fresh, organic eggs July 20 An introduction to organic beekeeping in yards and on rooftops August 3 Earthworms, the magic garden workers: vermiculture in the Urban Farm August 20 Preparing the Fall season Urban Farm in SWFL Pre-registration is not required and the workshops are free, but a $5 donation is appreciated and will help support the market and future educational programs. The workshops will be conducted outside, under the shade of the trees, but in case of rain they will be moved into a classroom, so they are rain or shine. For more information, visit www. artinlee.org, search for Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket on Facebook or call 939-2787. While youre at the market, be sure to visit the Alliance Gift Shop and Gallery, both of which remain open every Saturday. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Independence Day CruiseLake Kennedy Senior Center in Cape Coral is offering a cruise along the Caloosahatchee aboard the Captain JP on July 3. There will be a buffet lunch, live narration, music and dancing. A cash bar will be available. The cost is $50 for members and $55 for non-members and includes motor coach transportation. Arrival time will be 8:45 a.m. with departure at 9 a.m. Approximate return time will be 5 p.m. Call 574-0575 for reservations. A GreenMarket demonstration shares the benefits of organic soil GreenMarket workshops are held on the first and third Saturdays during summer months Area Leaders Go Behind Bars For Good To Support MDAMore than 70 business and civic leaders from throughout the Downtown Fort Myers area were arrested and put behind bars for the Muscular Dystrophy Associations Lock-Up fundraiser on May 22 at Joes Crab Shack. The event raised $49,292. Accused of having big hearts and being heavily armed with kindness, the jailbirds volunteered to be part of MDAs Lock-Up in order to raise bail by encouraging friends, family, co-workers and business contacts to make contributions to MDA that will directly benefit families in the greater Southwest Florida area living with progressive muscle diseases. Top bail-raisers included Cindy Martel of the Verdandah, Kristin Woolam of Liberty Mutual and Beth Wolt of Wolt & Associates. MDA also assists jailbirds in creating personalized Lock-Up donation websites to help raise their bail ahead of time online. The links for these websites can be emailed to friends, family and co-workers who could make secure online donations. Its amazing how our community jailbirds rallied around MDA and did a great job raising bail, explained Kim Viquesney, Executive Director. The Lock-Up was a fun celebration of the work each person did to help families who live right here in our community. Lock-Ups are one of MDAs signature fundraising programs, benefiting local individuals living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related progressive muscle diseases in the Southwest Florida area. The event also will help send Fort Myers area youngsters to a special week at MDA summer camp at Rotary Camp in Brandon, Florida. Youngsters with muscle diseases, as well as the many volunteers who help create magic at MDA summer camp each year, enjoy a wide variety of activities designed specifically for youngsters with limited mobility. Some activities include horseback riding, swimming, football, and arts and crafts. MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides unparalleled health care services; advocates for the families it serves; and invests significant resources educating the medical and scientific communities, as well as the general public, about neuromuscular diseases affecting more than one million Americans. MDA maintains a nationwide network of some 200 hospital-affiliated clinics 38 of which are designed as MDA/ALS centers that provide unparalleled medical and health care services to adults and children with neuromuscular diseases. 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THE RIVER MAY 31, 20136 River District Ramble To Benefit Uncommon Friends FoundationThe public is invited to participate in the River District Ramble, held in downtown Fort Myers this Saturday, June 1. The 7 to 10 p.m. event will benefit the Uncommon Friends Foundation. Check-in will be held on the Patio de Leon. There is no charge to attend the Ramble; a $15 donation is suggested for wristbands, which allow participants to register for deals and specials provided by the participating River District partners. Raffle prizes will be awarded at 9 p.m. on the patio; they include massages, exercise classes, gifts, restaurant certificates and other similar items. Free parking will be provided for the event by Crown Valet Parking. The Ramble is an opportunity to support downtown businesses and the Uncommon Friends Foundation. The Uncommon Friends Foundations mission is to promote character education in schools, business ethics in the workplace, and historic preservation of the Burroughs Home and James Newton Archives. Additional information about the Ramble may be obtained by calling 437-3016 or by emailing sharon@shabroofficesolutions.com. Gulf Coast Humane Society Announces First Annual Duck DashThe Gulf Coast Humane Society (GCHS), 2010 Arcadia Street, Fort Myers, announces the first annual Duck Dash on October 19 from 12 to 3 p.m., hosted by Bass Pro Shops in Gulf Coast Town Center. Adopted rubber ducks will race in the pond behind Bass Pro for prizes. Ducks can be adopted for $5 at the Gulf Coast Humane Society, all GCHS off-site events and online. This fun family day will also feature Gator Country 101.9, games, vendors, food, drinks and entertainment. Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are now available. For more information, call 332-0364 or email: Courtney@gulfcoasthumanesociety. org or visit http://www.gulfcoasthumanesociety.org/duck-dash.html. Learn To Row Day Coming To Cape CoralStuck in the same boring workout routine? Tired of seeing the same faces day after day in your local gym? Try something new that could change the way you approach fitness for the rest of your life. Cape Coral Rowing Club is inviting the public to experience the joy of rowing on Saturday, June 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their facility at Cape Harbour Marina. Interested participants will be introduced to a sport which is enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness abilities; no previous rowing experience is necessary. The free event will include: A tour of the facility and learn the parts of a rowing shell A Concept II Ergometer demonstration Experience the ergometer while learning the body movement in a rowing shell Learn basic rowing commands Have an on the water rowing experience in an eight-person shell with an experienced coxswain and rowers Enter a raffle for a free six-session Learn To Row program National Learn To Row Day is the ideal opportunity for someone to learn about the sport of rowing in a relaxed and fun environment without the commitment of joining a club or purchasing equipment. Why row? Rowing is commonly referred to as the ultimate total body workout, exercising several major muscle groups with low impact, rhythmic movements. It is a great workout for your legs, which are the main source of power in a rowing stroke, as well as your arms, back and abdominals. New rowers will discover that it doesnt take long to feel comfortable in the boat, although improvement in skill and coordination will take time and effort to develop. It wont take long to see improved health while spending active time in the outdoors. The program is open to age 13 and up. Contact ltr@capecoralrowing.com for more information and to register. Cape Harbour Marina is located at 5828 Cape Harbour Drive in Cape Coral. Hortoons Ronald McDonald House Charities Offshore Rodeo And Reggae PartyThe inaugural Offshore Rodeo & Reggae Party will be making a splash in Southwest Florida the weekend of June 1 and 2. A benefit for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, the fishing tournament launches at 6 a.m. on Saturday, June 1 from Port Sanibel Marina. Anglers will spend the day catching a variety of species and return by 6 p.m. Dinner will be served on site at the Lighthouse Waterfront Restaurant. The awards banquet, live music and brunch will be held on Sunday, June at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa. Spectator and guest tickets are available for both the Saturday and Sunday festivities. The Offshore Rodeo & Reggae Party is sure to be a great time for families and anyone interested in fishing, said Jeff Miloff, event organizer. Best of all, it supports families in need at the Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Florida. Registration is $200 per angler prior to May 15, and $250 per angler thereafter. To register, visit www.rmhcswfl.org. For more information, contact Jeff Miloff of Miloff Aubuchon Realty Group at 565-0831. Sponsorship opportunities are available. A special kick-off celebration and Texas Hold em Poker Tournament is planned for Friday, May 17 at The Joint in Cape Harbour, with food, drinks and live reggae music. Ticket information is available at www.rmhcswfl.org. Since 1996, more than 2,000 families from Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry counties, as well as other states and countries, have found a home away from home at Ronald McDonald House in Fort Myers while their children are undergoing medical treatment at Golisano Childrens Hospital. Additional thousands are served by the Ronald McDonald Care Mobileand by grants and scholarships awarded to deserving individuals and organizations in the five-county region. Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


7 THE RIVER MAY 31, 2013 Minister Bids Farewell To Congregation He FoundedOn May 26, Rev. Dr. Wayne Robinson delivered his last sermon to the congregation he founded back in February 2001, with a sermon fittingly titled, Who Would Have Thought It 12 Years Ago? As minister of All Faiths Unitarian Congregation for the past 12 years, from which he has retired, he preached the importance of inclusiveness, and celebrating diversity in all its forms in order to arrive at a world in which people are more humane, compassionate and accepting of their differences. As an expression of his belief in inclusiveness, religious leaders of other faith traditions were always a part of his social and professional circles. In 2001, he led a group of people wishing to be part of a congregation that respects and celebrates the worlds religions to becoming an organized congregation (All Faiths) and acquiring a home of their own in 2010 at 2756 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. An ordained minister for more than 50 years, he began his ministry in the Pentecostal Holiness Church, then went on to serve in the United Methodist Church, and finally becoming a Unitarian Universalist (UU) minister in 1990, after which he served congregations in his home state of Oklahoma, and then in Minnesota, Michigan and Florida. His education includes a Bachelor of Theology, Southwestern College of Christian Ministries Oklahoma City; a Bachelor of Arts in journalism, Oklahoma City University; a Bachelor of Divinity, Southern Methodist University (SMU); a Master of Theology, and a Doctor of Ministry, also from SMU. Before entering UU ministry, he served in a wide variety of nonprofit positions including television, radio, advertising and direct mail. He has ghosted more than a dozen books for others, and authored three of his own. A frequent guest columnist for the Fort Myers News-Press, Rev. Robinson has always been willing to speak truth to power when he sees unjust policies and practices. He has been actively involved in many civil liberties and social justice issues and is known for helping to break down the walls of racial segregation in Southwest Florida by working with other community leaders in the organization once known as Lee County Coming Together. In addition to his ministry at All Faiths, he served as an adjunct professor at FGCU, teaching a course in civic engagement, where he got his students involved in social action projects. Rev. Robinson plans to continue his lifelong spiritual journey by returning to his writing. A new endeavor that hes embarking upon is creating a weekly blog of religious commentary. His ultimate goal is to provide sermons for a global congregation. He joined his congregants and friends in a Memorial Day BBQ after his final service on May 26. An interim Unitarian Universalist minister, Rev. Margaret Beard, will begin serving All Faiths in September after its summer program, from June 2 to August 25. Rev. Dr. Wayne Robinson Reverend To Address Democratic Womens ClubRev. Allison Farnum will be the featured speaker at the the Democratic Womens Club of Lee County meeting on June 8. Rev. Farnum has served the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers as its minister since 2008. She is on the executive committee of the interfaith justice ministry organization in Lee County, called LIFE. She also serves on the board of directors for the Lee County Homeless Coalition and on the board of Interfaith Action of Southwest Florida, the faith-based ally to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. Rev. Farnum has her BS in speech from Northwestern University, and master of divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School. Rev. Farnums topic will be Call to Compassion Immigration. She will explain how immigration is a moral issue, and why it is the duty of civic-minded people of conscience to call upon the government for compassionate immigration reform. You will learn about what is happening legislatively but also be invited to think from the heart about how this issue affects you and your community. The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in South Fort Myers, at the northeast corner of College Parkway and Summerlin Road. A lunch will be served following the meeting at a cost of $18 and visitors may make reservations by contacting Jim Helms at jimbhelms@hotmail.com or by calling 432-0970. 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THE RIVER MAY 31, 20138 Along The RiverThe Ostego Bay Marine Science Center is still accepting applications for its Marine Summer Camps. The programs are an exciting and educational experience for children ages 6 and older. All instructional materials are provided. Campers will explore some of the local barrier islands and the waters of Estero Bay. Scheduled field and beach trips introduce campers to sea grass communities, plankton populations, mangrove tangles and bird nesting areas. The staff of state certified teachers offers a wide diversity of expertise providing highly personalized instructions. Camps run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and include a graduation luncheon for each group on Friday: June 10 to 14: Sea Stars (6 to 8 years old) June 17 to 21: Loggerheads (9 to 11 years old) June 24 to 28: Sea Stars (6 to 8 years old) July 8 to 12: Tiger Sharks (12 years and older) July 15: Loggerheads and Sea Stars (6 to 11 years old) July 22: Sea Stars (6 to 8 years old) Ostego Bay Marine Science Center is located at 718 Fisherman Wharf, Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-0181 or go to www.ostegobay.org. If you appreciate the beauty of downtown Fort Myers historic River District, take a tour of one of Fort Myers oldest homes The Burroughs Home. Walk among live oaks and lush gardens, relax in a rocking chair on the verandah as you watch the river roll gently by... but, first, join Mona and Jettie Burroughs as they share the history and colorful tales of living in the home. Built in 1901, this Georgian Revival mansion was the scene of many social events that hosted the Fort Myers elite including the Edisons, Fords and Firestones. Antique furnishings, historical artifacts and delightful tales of growing up as the privileged daughters of wealthy businessman Nelson Burroughs and his wife Adeline await visitors who want to take a step back in time. Tours are offered on Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for children 6 to 12 years old. No need for reservations unless you have a groups of 10 or more. Box lunches are offered at $10 and require 24 hour advance notice. The Burroughs Home is located at 2505 First Street, Fort Myers in the historic River District. Call 337-0706 or go to www.burroughshome.com. Southwest Florida is a great diving destination thanks to the recent sinking of the USS Mohawk. Scubavice Diving Center in Fort Myers offers day and night dive trips to the artificial reef located approximately 28 nautical miles west of Redfish Pass. The USS Mohawk is a 165-foot Coast Guard cutter launched in 1934 and serving U.S. naval forces in the North Atlantic during World War II. It was sunk with a lifeboat and replica guns. The propeller, anchor, tackle, original decks and the stacks are intact, making it a wreck divers dream. Starting around 35 feet, divers will see a wide variety of reef fish in a zone which still has enough natural sunlight to support phytoplankton. Dropping down to 90 feet, it provides numerous and changing environments for a multitude of specialized marine live. Scubavice also gives beginners the opportunity to earn their Open Water Scuba certifications with classroom instructions and sessions in the shops pool. Experienced divers can obtain Advanced Open Water, Nitrox and Rescue certifications. Instructor Ramiro Palma teaches all levels of diving to National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) and Scubavice standards. Scubavice Diving Center is located at 12600 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. Call 481-4733 or go to www.scubavicedivers.com. If you prefer to stay above the water, take the entire family on a scenic boat trip this summer with Captiva Cruises. The dolphin watch and wildlife cruise is the perfect family adventure. There is nothing more exciting than seeing playful dolphins jumping in the wake of the boat. Captiva Cruises reports seeing dolphins on approximately 95 percent of their cruises. The trip runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and is narrated by volunteers from the SanibelCaptiva Conservation Foundation. The cost is $24 per adult and $15 per child. Captiva Cruises also offers sailing adventure cruises, sunset cruises and trips to Cayo Costa Beach, Cabbage Key, the Edison & Ford Winter Estates and Boca Grande. Prices vary and reservations are required. Captiva Cruises is located at McCarthys Marine, 11401 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva Island. For reservations, call 472-5300 or go to www.captivacruises.com. The Burroughs Home was host to Fort Myers elite including Edison, Ford and Firestone Florida is a scuba divers paradise. Scubavice in Fort Myers offers classes and dive trips Please visit our River Weekly News online advertisers at www.islandsunnews.com. You can click through to their Web sites for more information about real estate, shopping, restaurants and services. Just click on the logos surrounding the front page. 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THE RIVER MAY 31, 201310 Churches/ TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION (UUA) Where diversity is treasured 2756 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers Summer program: Understanding the Faiths of Our Worlds June 2 to August 25 11 a.m. Starting November 4, two Services: 9 am and 11 am. Adult Education Ethics Workshop: 10 am. Reverend Dr. Wayne Robinson, Minister ( nal year) 239-2660900. 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 continued on page 11


11 THE RIVER MAY 31, 2013 Youth Choir To PerformThe 25-voice Youth Choir from The New Presbyterian Church in Pompano Beach, Florida will be singing on Saturday, June 8 at 4 p.m. at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Fort Myers. The choir is directed by John and Lisa Wilson and is comprised of talented and award-winning high school students from many schools in South Florida. This choir had the honor of being invited to sing this past December for the famous Christmas Candlelight Program at Walt Disney World in Orlando, and they were featured recently in an article on Youth Choirs in the National Journal of the American Choral Directors Association. The songs they sing will include a wide variety of musical styles, from Classical to Gospel, including Spirituals and Contemporary Christian. The choir will also present a staged Christian musical, Bright New Wings, complete with costumes and choreography by prominent Drama Director Richard Briggs. This musical presents the life of Christ in a very dramatic and unique way. In addition to the choir, there will be vocal solos as well as solo piano selections. A special feature is a choir of talented musicians who play English handbells using the difficult four-in-hand technique. This Youth Choir sings in four-part harmony and is comprised of approximately 25 High School Students who have been preparing diligently throughout the past year for this performance. Some of the music included will be favorite songs such as In Christ Alone, Worthy Is the Lamb, Lord Most High, How Deep the Fathers Love for Us, Let All the People Praise Thee and traditional spirituals such as Everytime I Feel the Spirit, plus Peter Wilhouskys incredibly popular arrangement of Battle Hymn of the Republic. This seasons concert tour will be through Western and Central Florida from June 6 to 15, singing at prominent churches located in Naples, Fort Myers, Tampa, The Villages, Orlando and Vero Beach. The choir is directed by Dr. John L. Wilson, who is the full time Director of Music at the New Presbyterian Church in Pompano Beach. He is a graduate of The American Conservatory of Music in Chicago with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree, and the Sacred Music School at Union Seminary in New York City with a Master of Sacred Music degree plus an undergraduate degree from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, where he recently received a Distinguished Alumni Award. He was formerly Director of Music at the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale and was featured weekly on the international television program, The Coral Ridge Hour, with Dr. D. James Kennedy. He studied conducting with Robert Shaw, Wilhelm Ehmann and Dr. Elaine Brown. His wife, Lisa Blyler Wilson, is the codirector and accompanist of the group. She is a graduate of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey and has performed many organ concerts in the Mid-Atlantic area including Lincoln Center in New York City. She is presently the Director of the Rejoice School of the Arts in Wilton Manors, Florida. She was also the vocal music teacher for 14 years at Westminster Academy in Fort Lauderdale, where her school choir consistently won awards around the country. Accompaniment will be on piano and organ along with some solo instruments. The New Hope Presbyterian Church is located at 3825 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. For further information, call the church office at 274-1230 or visit their website at www.newhopefortmyers.org Admission to the concert is free, but a love offering will be taken at the intermission. Christs Ambassadors Youth Choir From page 10Churches/TemplesTHE CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF SW FLORIDA ORTHODOX 5620 Winkler Road, Fort Myers Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz 433-7708, E-mail: rabbi@chabadswf.org Web site: www.chabadswf.org Services: Friday 6:30 p.m.; Saturday Kabbalah class 9 a.m.; Shacharit 10 a.m.; Kiddush at noon Minyan: Monday and Thursday 7 a.m. THE NEW CHURCH The New Church of SWFL is located 10811 Sunset Plaza Circ. #401, behind Zoomers. Rev. Gabriella Cahaley officiates worship services on Sundays at 11 a.m. during the season. Other worship events are held on the beach in Fort Myers Beach. See our webpage http://www.newchurchflorida.com/ or call for more information 239-481-5535. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers Just off McGregor across from the Edison/ Ford Winter Estates 334-4978 Pastor: Douglas Kelchner Worship times Sundays 9 and 10:30 a.m. Website: www.taecc.com UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH FORT MYERS 13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one mile west of I-75) Minister: The Reverend Allison Farnum Sunday services and religious education at 10:30 a.m. For information on all church events call 561-2700 or visit www.uucfm.org. UNITY OF BONITA SPRINGS Family Service 10 to 11 a.m. Healing Circle 11 a.m. Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m. Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic music, meditation in a loving environment. Service held at 28285 Imperial Street, Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100. UNITY OF FORT MYERS 11120 Ranchette Road, Fort Myers Winter services: Sundays at 9:15 and 11 a.m. Childrens class at 11 a.m. Reverend Jim Rosemergy, minister. Our God is Love; our Race is Human; our Religion is Oneness. www.unityoffortmyers.org or 239-278-1511 WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125 Senior Pastor: Robert Brunson Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m. Blended Worship www.westminsterfortmyers.org WORD OF LIFE CHURCH 2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881; Services: Sunday 10 a.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 481-4040, Interim Pastor Jim Eggert Pastor Peter Weeks Sunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Traditional; 10 a.m. Blended Traditional and Contemporary; 11:30 a.m. Contemporary. Childrens Sunday School, Adult /Teen Bible Classes, 10 a.m. 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 NEW!3 Course Prix Fixe Menu $35 per personTues. Thurs. 5 6 PM Includes one bottle of house wine per couple DAILY HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS: 4:30 6:00 PM2-for-1 domestic bottled beer, wells & house winesALL APPETIZERS $6 LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY & SATURDAY Loved this restaurant. Fantastic experience. Food was exceptionally amazing. Service was outstanding. TripAdvisor Member, May 2013


THE RIVER MAY 31, 201312 Tarpon Timeby Capt. Matt MitchellSouthwest Florida tarpon season is now in full swing. May and June are the main months anglers from all over the world come here with one goal in mind; to do battle with a hard fighting tarpon. If you are a fisherman and have never caught a tarpon, it is one of species of fish that should be on your bucket list. The strength and leaping ability of these fish are legendary. Tarpon fishing this week was very consistent. Despite a few windy days, schools of rolling and free jumping tarpon could be found all throughout the area both on the beaches and in the bay. Although calm mornings give anglers the best opportunity to locate and sight fish, soaking baits even during less than perfect conditions resulted in hook-ups this week. When tarpon fishing is mentioned, most people think Boca Grande Pass. This pass does hold lots of tarpon but in my opinion is really not much fun to fish because of all the boat traffic and crowds. There are plenty of other places to catch tarpon without being involved in this stressful angling mess. With so many tarpon in our area, its not hard to get away from the chaos and have tarpon all to yourself. There are lots of different effective methods to fish for tarpon including live bait, cut bait and artificials. Anglers can generally by categorized by the method they use. When you see anchored up boats in the bay and out from Knapps Point, these guys are generally cut bait fisherman. They set up a spread of multiple rods 360 degrees around the boat. Boats drifting and under trolling motor power are most likely the live bait fisherman. They are pitching threadfins, crabs and pinfish as they move through rolling fish. Many local guides fish with what I like to call the hybrid method, with a few live baits and cut baits put out while anchored. This method involves first locating tarpon and setting up on the anchor. Two heavy spinning rods are baited with large cut baits rigged on circle hooks, they are pitched out and placed in the rod holders. Then my anglers fish live baits under floats. These rigs are baited with crabs, pinfish or threadfins. I find this method most productive and with a wide selection of bait for the tarpon to eat, it lets you narrow down which bait the tarpon prefer that day. Tarpon are without a doubt my favorite fish to catch and guide anglers on. No matter how many of these fish I hook or have clients hook, its still an adrenaline rush that simply cannot be explained. If you have never tried it, you owe it to yourself to give it a shot.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. Andy Lankton from Eureka, Illinois with his first tarpon caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week Recreational Red Snapper Season Begins June 1The 2013 Gulf of Mexico recreational red snapper season begins on Saturday, June 1 in state and federal waters. This years state season is 44 days long and will be open through July 14 with the first day of the closure being July 15. The federal season off Florida will be 26 days long. The state season was approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at its April 17 meeting in Tallahassee. State waters are from shore to nine nautical miles in Gulf waters; federal waters extend beyond that line to 200 nautical miles. 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THE RIVER MAY 31, 201314 Plant SmartYew Plum Pineby Gerri ReavesYew plum pines (Podocarpus macrophyllus) dense fine-textured foliage makes it a popular woody hedge in residential, commercial and urban landscapes in South Florida, especially in narrow spaces. Also called yew-pine, Southern yew and Japanese yew, this evergreen tree is native to Japan and southern China. Its rarely allowed to its reach full growth potential, which can be as high as 50 feet. Because this tough plant can be repeatedly hedge-trimmed into any shape cylinder, cone, box, or sphere and survive, landscapers like it. Its silhouette, spaces between branches, and needle-like leaves give it a spruce-like appearance in maturity. The yellow spring flowers are inconspicuous, the fruit fleshy, oval and bluish. That fruit produced by the female tree explains the term plum in the common name. The fruit is a food source for birds. The tree adjusts to various light conditions, even shade, but does best in full sun. Highly droughttolerant, this plant will not do well in wet soil. Yew plum pine works well as a buffer, screen or container plant. That tolerance for over-trimming makes it a good topiary plant. However, if you want a low-maintenance evergreen that resembles a Christmas tree, consider a native species such as red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) instead. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. The evergreen yew plum pine has finely textured needle-like leaves photos by Gerri Reaves Left unshaped, the species will grow into a large tree Yew plum pine is common in urban landscapes Caring For Your PlantsShipping PlantsBy Justen DobbsDid you know that many types of plants and trees are shipped all over the country... and even the world? I find that many people have the misconception that plants will die if stuffed into a box with no sunlight or water. While this is true for some hardwoods and cuttings, there are many types of plants and even trees that can be shipped easily through the postal service or another courier.* I have personal experience shipping palms, cycads, ferns, flax, bromeliads, succulents, and some hardwood trees. Many Southwest Florida residents have a primary residence up north and have always wanted to take some of the pretty tropical plants they find here home with them. Dont drive plants home, just ship them! The plants I listed above can survive in a box with no light, airflow or extra water for a week or more in most cases. Obviously, you want to check weather conditions between here and their destination so that they dont have to endure freezes. Also, make sure you know that there is going to be someone on the other end to receive them so they dont sit on a front porch in the sun for several days or weeks. Smaller plants and trees can be shipped for about $8 to $50 and arrive in as little as one to three days. Here are a couple of tips: 1. Remove the soil to save weight. 2. Wrap the roots with moist moss and aluminum foil. 3. Protect the leaves with shredded newspaper. 4. Make sure the plant is secured so that it cant slide around in the box. 5. Ship the plant by priority or thirdday mail to make the trip as brief as possible.Another option is to ask the garden store or nursery if they ship. For a nominal fee you can save the trouble of driving or flying your plant home and have it waiting for you upon your arrival. If the store cannot ship, search for the same plant online and order it through mailorder. There are many companies that sell living plants online and ship around the country. Dont limit yourself to cut flowers which are going to die in a week when there are hundreds of house plants available with colorful blooms that should live for years. Make sure that you are familiar with the growing conditions and cold tolerance of any plants you send up north. Just because a plant grows in the ground here in Florida, doesnt mean it will survive outdoors in Michigan (and vice versa). If a plant cannot survive in cold temperatures, it will probably grow indoors up north if placed next to a south-facing window and watered correctly.*Check with each states agriculture laws and regulations before sending live plants in the mail. Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail.com. Green moss keeps plant roots moist while aluminum foil secures the moss tightly Cut flowers provide color for a week, while bromeliad blooms last up to two months!


15 THE RIVER MAY 31, 2013 Mollusk Picture Contest Winners Announcedsubmitted by Ida VaynbergThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum announced the winners of the 2013 Mollusk Picture Contest. Two Gulf Elementary fourth grade students and three Mirror Lakes Elementary fourth grade students were named winners. All the fourth graders who had visited the museum with their classes were invited to enter the contest, where they were asked to draw a mollusk in its habitat. The rules were that it had to be an entirely free-hand drawing, with their chosen medium of colored pencil, crayon or markers. Art teacher Tylor Stewart from The Sanibel School judged the entries. Local cartoonist Dave Horton served as a reserve judge. Winning entries were submitted by: First place Peridot De Maio, 9, Gulf Elementary Second place Karlyn Romero, 10, Mirror Lakes Elementary Third place Samantha Lakomy, 9, Gulf Elementary Fourth place Emily Graf, 10, Mirror Lakes Elementary Fifth place Schaana Louis, 10, Mirror Lakes Elementary. First place artwork by Peridot De Maio Second place artwork by Karlyn Romero Third place artwork by Samantha Lakomy Fifth place artwork by Schaana Louis Canning ClassesLearn the current science in USDA home food preservation recommendations through lecture and a hands-on boiling water bath/pressure canning experience. Classes run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and are held at the Lee County Extension, 3406 Palm Beach Boulevard in Fort Myers. Participants take home two jars of food they canned in class. Cost is $30 per person and includes the So Easy To Preserve canning book. Upcoming dates for classes include June 19 and 24. Space is limited to nine people per class. You must be registered and paid in advance in order to attend. Call 533-7510 to sign up or for more information. 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! Fourth place artwork by Emily Graf To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER MAY 31, 201316 Special Needs Art FundraiserGoodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. held their annual Breakthrough Awards luncheon on May 10. Displayed on each table (33 altogether) were hand-painted vases, filled with beautiful white and blue hydrangeas. What made these vases unique is that they were painted by the students of the Goodwill LIFE Academy, a charter school for students ages 11 to 22 with developmental disabilities. The vases were sold to event attendees with proceeds going directly to the school. Art projects provide the students with an opportunity to express themselves, said LIFE Academy Principal Lynn Pottorf. Some of our students have limited ways of communicating. Creating an art piece allows them to show feelings and talents we might not otherwise see. Knowing their work has value and meaning to others was an extremely important part of this project. The LIFE Academy focuses on academic, life and vocational skills to prepare the students for life after graduation. The proceeds from the vases, totaling $1,290, will go directly to Community Based Instruction for the LIFE Academy students. Life skills lessons begin in the classroom, explained Pottorf. However, they must be reinforced and practiced in settings outside of school. Taking students into the community provides opportunities to incorporate the skills into decision making, communication, and problem solving in real life situations. The school is currently gearing up for its move to the future Goodwill Opportunity Center, which will feature larger classrooms, increased accessible technology, and more. The school is expected to be finished by the start of the 2013 summer. The Goodwill LIFE Academy is a tuition-free, open-enrollment school for students with developmental disabilities. The schools curriculum is designed to promote self-advocacy and develop life skills for independent living, by focusing on academic skills, daily life skills and vocational/workforce skills. For more information about the Goodwill LIFE. Academy, visit the schools website at www. GoodwillLIFEAcademy.org or call Principal Lynn Pottorf at 334-4434. A hand-painted vase A hand-painted vase Theatre Conspiracy Shows To Benefit Local CharitiesThe Theatre Conspiracy performance of of Love Loss And What I Wore opened May 9 at the Foulds Theater at the Alliance for the Arts. The play was written by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the 1995 book of the same name. Each performance will feature a new cast and benefit a different Southwest Florida charity including Dress for Success, Adonis Autism Assistance Foundation, Junior Florida Everblades. And WGCU Public Media. Made famous in its off-Broadway run, Love, Loss explores the lives of five women and how their wardrobes relate to pivotal moments in their lives. The late Nora Ephron, celebrated as a successful screenwriter, director and essayist, is most proud of this contribution to American theater. The show won a special Drama Desk Award and was nominated for two Drama League awards in 2010. Ephron, in an interview in Huffington Post, said, Everybody associated their clothing with an important event in their life their divorce, their marriage, falling in love, their prom nights. Its just so powerful for women. The show plays through May 25, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased by calling Theatre Conspiracys box office at 936-3239 or online at www.theatreconspiracy.org. A complete list of casts and charities will also be posted on the website. Le Van Wins Voices Of Naples ScholarshipIsabella Le Van of Cape Coral has been awarded the first place and only scholarship given by Voices of Naples for the 2013-14 school year. Her prize of $3,000 will provide tuition assistance at Florida State University, where she will major in Vocal Performance with a minor in Music Therapy. Le Van, daughter of Terris and Jayne Le Van of Cape Coral, received her award from Dr. Douglas Renfroe, Artistic Director of Voices of Naples at a recent Senior Night Awards Ceremony at North Fort Myers High School. She graduates as a Summa Cum Laude member of the class of 2013. Le Van has been studying classical music for several years under the direction of her teacher, Dr. Ronald Doiron. Over the years, she has won several competitions singing art songs, arias, and operettas from some of the most famous works in classical music. She has won the Young Artists Awards competition twice, is the youngest member of the Southwest Florida Symphony Adult Choir, and has performed in several concert series and musicals. She had a Barbara B. Mann Hall debut singing and acting in The Tenderland with the opera stars of Julliard. Currently, she is in the Edison State College Choir and is an intern in the Bach Ensemble of Naples. Besides being a musician, Le Van is dual-enrolled at Edison State College where she enjoys several activities such as the college choir and photography. She has recently received her black belt in Tae Kwon Do, loves to write and hopes to publish a novel. In her spare time, she performs at local elementary schools to expose young people to the pleasures of opera and classical music. Music has changed the course of her life at a very young age. Besides being one of the most enjoyable things I have done in my life, it has also been one of the most difficult, said Le Van. Because of it, she has been able to find her place in life. Voices of Naples, a community chorus of 80 members, has awarded scholarships to area high school seniors who plan to study music in college related to vocal performance. In the last eight years, they have awarded $26,000. For further information, visit www. voicesofnaples.org. Contributions to the scholarship fund or underwriting the expense of a concert are welcome. Isabella Le Van Alliance Exhibition Call For Entries The Alliance for the Arts invites its members to submit artwork inspired by the theme Mask for its upcoming annual member exhibition. The opening reception is Friday, August 9 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Artwork in all mediums should be delivered to the Alliance wired, framed and ready to hang on Monday, August 5 during normal business hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entries that have previously been shown at the Alliance will not be accepted. Limit of one piece per member. Nonmembers are welcome to join so they can take advantage of this membership benefit. Individual Alliance memberships are $50 annually and offer benefits including additional exhibition opportunities, 20 percent discounts on all classes and workshops, and reduced ticket prices on theater shows and concerts. Become a member by visiting www.ArtInLee.org or visiting the Alliance campus on the corner of McGregor and Colonial boulevards in Fort Myers. The Mask prospectus is available at the Alliance, on its website or can be requested by mail by calling 939-2787. The exhibit will run through August 30. Artwork by Doug Patterson will be on display in the Members Gallery. Yvonne Remingtons work will be in the theater lobby. The Alliance for the Arts galleries are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


17 THE RIVER MAY 31, 2013 A Tribute To Patsy Cline At Broadway Palmby Di SaggauA Closer Walk with Patsy Cline is a memorable musical tribute that chronicles and celebrates the life of one of the all-time legends of country music. Who can forget such hits as Sweet Dreams, Walkin After Midnight, I Fall To Pieces, Crazy, twenty songs in all. Heather J. Beck stars in the role of Patsy Cline and she portrays the singer with perfection. Her voice and personality reach out and fill you with emotion, making the audience feel they are actually attending one of Patsys concerts. If you attended her concert in 1962 at the Palace Theatre in Little Rock Arkansas, admission was $1.75 per person. My, how times have changed. There is no question that Beck is the star of this show, but there are others who definitely add pizzazz to the production. Chuck Caruso plays Little Big Man, a disc jockey at WINC Radio in Winchester, Virginia, Patsys hometown. As he spins Patsys records, he tells people about her life story. His portrayal is great fun to watch as switches gears from DJ to sports announcer and even does the live commercials. Remember the Mr. Clean jingle? Stage manager Jayar Garcia joins in for this one and the Ajax commercial. Laugh out loud moments for me. Caruso also serves as the warm-up comic for Patsys concerts, telling really corny jokes, but he does it so well you cant help but laugh. The other stars of the show are members of the Loren Strickland orchestra, right on stage and full of life as they provide the fantastic music to accompany the singer. A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline is one of only two select productions to be sanctioned by the Patsy Cline Estate. Its a real crowd-pleaser and is a tribute to her spirit and a celebration of the music of her life. Patsys music is the number one jukebox play in the world and her Greatest Hits album has been in first place for over 200 weeks on Billboards Top Country Catalogue Albums. In the show, you follow her climb to stardom from her hometown in Virginia to The Grand Ole Opry, Las Vegas and Carnegie Hall. A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline is first class entertainment. It lets you relive the passion, drama, glamour and songs of country musics greatest legend. It plays through June 22 at Broadway Palm, Southwest Floridas Premier Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. For tickets, stop by the box office, visit www.BroadwayPalm.com or call 278-2013. Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center June Calendar The upcoming June calendar of events at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center: Friday, June 7 Art Walk: Call To Artists Juried Show The Art of Playing 6 to 10 p.m. Free Thursday, June 20 Connect Networking Mixer Expand your business and personal relationships. Get to know each other and connect in your community. Raffle prizes, music and mingling 5:30 to 7:30pm All tickets $5 Friday, June 21 Music Walk 7 to 10 p.m. Free Thursday, June 27 Art & Poetry Networking Mixer 8 to 11 p.m. $5 admission Tuesday, May 28 through Friday, June 21 Theatre Kids Camp: Alice, Chasing Rabbits, and Other Adventures 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bring a boxed lunch and snack $395 per person Wednesdays (ongoing) beginning June 26 African Drumming Learn to play the Djembe Drum All levels, drums provided 5:30 p.m. $120 for six weeks African Dance Workout 6:30 p.m. $120 for six weeks Both classes for $180 for six weeks Single class $25 or $35 for both Advanced registration required; taught by Ndakhte Ndiaye For more information, call 283-7885 or email sharingafrica@yahoo.com The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in Fort Myers. Call 333-1933, email jim@sbdac. com or visit www.sbdac.com for more information. From page 1Young Artists Performanceits 11th year of programming, is a not for profit education, performance, audition and scholarship program for students from throughout Southwest Florida. The organization is also a monthly partner with Art Walk. Reverie & Rock Art Gallery is at 1528 Jackson St. in the downtown Fort Myers River District. The performance is free and open to the public. Heather J. Beck as Patsy Cline Annual Juried Exhibit At The Davis Art 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. 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THE RIVER MAY 31, 201318 College Football Headlines In The Midst Of Basketball, Hockey Playoffsby Ed FrankThe 2013 college football season is months away, but two events the last week involving high profile collegiate teams already have tongues wagging even though we are in the midst of hockey and basketball playoffs and the baseball season is only two months old. The first item stirred the passion of Florida fans when former Gator coach Urban Meyer once again issued his regrets over his departure from Gatorland three years ago. His leaving has left a bad taste in the mouths of Florida followers, particularly when he took over the Ohio State job a year later. In an interview with CBSSports.com, Meyer said he would still be coaching in Gainesville if not for health-related issues. He retired briefly, but he said he called Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley early in 2011 to tell him, I made a mistake. Once I felt like everything was under control, it was like, Oh my gosh, what did I do? A few months later, however, he took the Buckeye job a job he once said was his dream job even while coaching Florida. In his first season, Meyer directed Ohio State to a perfect 12-0 record, although the school was banned from post-season play due to infractions by his predecessor. You can bet the bank that Florida fans would like nothing better than to face Ohio State in the future in the national championship game. Just guess the reception Meyer would get from his former school. The second college football headline was the suspension of Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson for scholastic reasons. Although Golson said he intends to repair his classroom problems and hopes to return in 2014, his departure is one of many problems that have plagued the Irish since their 42-14 thumping by Alabama in the BSC title game in January. First there was Irish coach Brian Kelly interviewing for the Philadelphia Eagles coaching job days after NDs humiliating loss to Alabama. Then there have been transfers to other schools by receivers Davonte Neal and Justin Ferguson and quarterback Gunner Kiel, recruited as the nations top quarterback, although he didnt play a single down for the Irish last season. He left for Cincinnati, Kellys former school. And there are rumors that five-star defensive line recruit Eddie Vanderdoes is reconsidering his commitment to Notre Dame and may seek to get out of his national letter of intent. With the turmoil at South Bend, Kelly will have to perform magic next season to repeat his perfect 12-0 regular season record last year. First Place Miracle On Road This Weekend; Return Home Next Week The Fort Myers Miracle baseball team started the week with a 6-1/2 game lead in the Florida State League South Division as the seasons first-half moved toward its final month. A division title in the seasons first-half 70-game schedule will qualify the Miracle for post-season play. With a 35-14 (.714) season record, Fort Myers is on the road this weekend at Palm Beach before returning to Hammond Stadium on Monday for a four-game series against Brevard County. The Monday through Thursday games have 7:05 p.m. starts. Miquel Sano and Eddie Rosario continue to pace the team with .341 and .309 batting averages, respectively. From page 1Hibiscus Show & SaleMembers of the society who are experts in the care and growing of hibiscus will be available to provide advice. Should members of the public have questions regarding how the blooms are judged, there will also be several senior American Hibiscus Society judges available to respond. The event will showcase hundreds of different hybrid hibiscus blooms in a variety of colors and forms which will be judged in several different classes including amateur, collector, open collector, commercial and seedlings, explained Wanda Schmoyer, chapter president. This continuing show is made possible through the generosity of community sponsors Aterra Realty, Attorney Thomas C. Chase, Driftwood Garden Center, Edison National Bank, Dr. Jacob Goldberger, Greenscapes, Dr. John Kagan, Hooters, Orr Insurance Group, Advanced Pain Management & Spine Specialists, Riverland Nursery, Dr. Darrick Saunders, Storm Shutter Warehouse, Tims Tree Service, Tropical Hardware, Victory Layne Chevrolet and Wilford & Lee. In addition, more than 700 hybrid hibiscus plants will be for sale. Free raffle tickets will be given away every 30 minutes for gift certificates from Oasis Restaurant, Hooters, Cloydes Steak & Lobster House, Hemingways Island Grill, Outback Steakhouse, Victory Layne Chevrolet, Were HAIR For You, Salon Nicholas, Unbelievable Hibiscus, Gavins Ace Hardware, Snydermans Shoes, B&B Organics and more. Anyone who desires to learn more about how to grow, graft and hybridize this attractive tropical flowering plant can do so by joining the James E. Hendry Chapter, AHS at the show. The show is the highlight of the year for the society and no further meetings will take place until they resume in October. The society meets at Eco-Living Center, 6490 South Pointe Blvd. on the second Sunday of each month. Anyone interested is cordially invited to attend the next meeting on Sunday, October 13 at 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.hendrychapterahs.com. From page 1New PavillionEdward and Gale McBride are former owners of WINK. The Edward and Gale McBride Foundation was established in 1989 by the late Edward McBride. Over the past 24 years, they have funded many educational charities, including being a significant donor to the Uncommon Friends Chair of Business Ethics at Florida Gulf Coast University. The Edward McBride and Jim and Ellie Newton Scholarships in Family Business are provided at Stetson University. Both of the McBrides are deceased. The pavilion will enable the Uncommon Friends Foundation to offer a year-round, climate controlled facility to provide a venue for character education and business ethics conferences, corporate meetings, non-profit events, weddings and other special occasion meetings. The architectural intent is to be complementary to an existing pavilion while offering versatility and protection during inclement weather conditions. Additional naming rights are being accepted. $50,000 gifts provide being recognized permanently as the pillars and founders of the foundations character and ethics society. Gates Construction has provided one such gift. $25,000 gifts provide being named as a supporting founder of the foundations character and ethics society. $1,000 gifts will be recognized in the program of all character and ethics education events held in the pavilion. Walk of friendship commemorative bricks will be available at $300 per brick or two bricks for $500. The pavilion committee includes Joseph Catti, Gray Davis, Todd Gates, Randall Henderson, Gary King, Rose ODell King, Gary Krueger, Ronald Reitz, Arlene Roth, Robert Simpson and Steven R. Whitley. For more information about contributing to the pavilion project or activities of the Uncommon Friends Foundation, call 337-9505 or visit www.uncommonfriends.org. Lake Kennedy Center Grand ReopeningThe Lake Kennedy Center repairs are complete. The waters gone, floors are fixed, the walls are painted, and we are ready to welcome everyone back. Come see the new and improved Lake Kennedy Center, located at 400 Santa Barbara Blvd. in Cape Coral, on Wednesday, June 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. Performances will be conducted by our dedicated members and instructors. Festivities include standup comedy by Betty Dentzau, ballroom dancing by Jeanne Espositos team, a hula performance by the Turner Talents, jazz dancing by the Heart and Soles Dance Team, square dancing by Wes Morriss group, and clogging by the Suncoast Sunshine Cloggers. Hors doeuvres and dessert will be provided courtesy of our community partner, Heather Bowden and Mederi Caretenders. It will be a spectacular celebration you dont want to miss! Admission is free, but pre-registration is required. Doors open at 2 p.m. For more information or to make reservations, contact the Lake Kennedy Center at 574-0575. Luau In The CapeThe Lake Kennedy Center in Cape Coral will bring Tony Blake to the main stage July 26 for the Fun in the Sun Luau. There will be songs from yesterday and today plus a performance by The Turner Talents Hula Dancers. Dinner will include pineapple chicken, fruit salad, rice pilaf, green beans and cheesecake. Cost is $18 for members and $23 for non-members. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show time is 7 p.m. Preregistration is required by calling 574-0575. The Lake Kennedy Center is at 400 Santa Barbara Boulevard. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


19 THE RIVER MAY 31, 2013 Open House At Edison State CollegeEdison State College will host an open house on Thursday, June 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event will take place on all Edison State College campuses in Fort Myers, Punta Gorda, Naples and the center in LaBelle. Attendees are encouraged to register online for a fast-pass at www.edison.edu/ openhouse. Fall semester is right around the corner and classes are filling fast, said Dr. Christine Davis, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. We encourage future students and their families to learn more about our outstanding academic programs and tour our beautiful campuses to learn how to turn academic goals into reality. While at the open house, visitors will receive information about the admissions process, academic programs, financial aid, scholarships and additional funding information. The event will offer campus tours, free give-a-ways, snacks, entertainment, as well as the opportunity to meet with current students, faculty and staff. On the Fort Myers campus, visitors will also have an opportunity to visit Lighthouse Commons, the apartment-style student housing facility, which offers great access to the college and nearby amenities. To preview the fall class schedule, visit www.edison.edu/academics/schedule/. For more information about the open house and to register for your fast-pass through check-in, visit www.edison.edu/openhouse. Lee campus in Fort Myers Collier campus in Naples Charlotte campus in Punta Gorda Voices For Kids Of Southwest Florida Improved By Lighthouse ProjectBB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company employees recently participated in the Lighthouse Project, a company-wide community service program, to support Voices For Kids of Southwest Florida. BB&T-OTC team members coordinated painting, reorganized and decorated the toddler and teen waiting rooms of Voices For Kids of Southwest Florida Guardian ad Litem Program at the Lee County Courthouse. The outcome of this improvement project is absolutely amazing. Its an uplifting and bright area for the children who are going through difficult circumstances, said Darlene Ann Grossman, Voices For Kids of Southwest Florida executive director. We cannot thank the BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company team enough for their hard work and compassion. We wanted to support Voices For Kids of Southwest Florida because of the great work they do for the children in Lee County, added Stacey Mercado, BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Companys marketing/sales development specialist. Were proud to team up and help in any way we can. For more information about the Lighthouse Project, visit www.bbt.com/bbt/lighthouseproject/. BB&T-OTC team, from left, Stacey Mercado, Jennifer Hammerstone, Kate Gilbert, Mary Walsh, Jill Martin and Tammy Leigh Voices For Kids of Southwest Floridas new teen room Email your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER MAY 31, 201320 Pilot Club Awards GrantA $5,000 matching grant was presented to IMPACT for Developmental Education, Inc. from the Pilot Club of Fort Myers. The funds will be used for multi-sensory equipment for preschool locations. The sensory equipment increases childrens awareness of the environment and encourages increased interaction and participation in everyday activities, improving gross and fine motor skills. The focus of the Pilot Club is helping people with brain-related disorders and disabilities through volunteer activities, education and financial support. IMPACT for Developmental Education, Inc. was founded in 1979 as a private, not-for-profit organization. Its mission is to provide a safe, developmentally appropriate learning environment for all preschool-aged children as well as in-home instruction for the parents of infants and toddlers with special needs. For more information about IMPACT, visit www.impactforkids.org or call 3346160. Pilot Club of Fort Myers members with IMPACT for Developmental Education recipientsEssay Contest For Father Of The Year AwardIn conjunction with its annual Fathers Day festivities, the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers will be holding an essay contest for youth who want to nominate their fathers for the organizations Father of Year Award. Explaining why their father should be Father of the Year, all participating students should include with their essay a cover page with their name, age, grade and the name of their father. Essays should also be typed, doubled spaced and stapled in the upper left-hand corner. The contest is open to all students in Lee County between first and 10th grade. Students in grades 1 through 5 should submit a 100-word essay, while grades 6 through 8 should submit 150 words and 9 through 10 submit 200 words. Please submit essays to the HACFMs CSS office suite #103, located at 4224 Renaissance Preserve Way in Fort Myers, on or before Saturday, June 1. This years Fathers Day Event will be held on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Clemente Park located at 1936 Henderson Avenue in Fort Myers. The event will be filled with a variety of fun and entertainment for the entire family including a BBQ cook-off, a youth basketball tournament, youth games, live entertainment and more. All children interested in playing in the youth basketball tournament must be between 8 and 13 years old and register to participate. As part of President Obamas Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative, the HACFMs annual Fathers Day Event is a nationwide day of events encouraged by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative partners with the Administration for Children and Families, White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse, fathers, mothers, family-serving organizations and other leaders from across the country who wish to be positive role models and mentors for the children in their lives and communities. Federal partners of this years Fathers Day Event include the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice. Currently, the HACFM serves more than 3,500 low-income families throughout the greater Fort Myers community. The HACFM provides high quality, stable and sustainable housing and related services to people in need. In addition, the staff works diligently in providing programs such as Resident Services/ Family Self-Sufficiency and HOPE VI Community Supportive Services. The goal is to help families become selfsufficient, therefore strengthening the communities that use public and private resources efficiently and effectively. School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, I really liked what you said in a recent column about kids becoming self-advocates. I want to work on this with my daughter who has ADHD. What are some things I can do? Luisa G., Fort Myers, Florida Luisa, Self-advocacy is a very important skill for students to learn in order to be successful at all stages of their lives. Formerly, self-advocacy was a term applied for the most part to adults with disabilities but recent research suggests that learning to self-advocate is an important part of success for college and in the work force. According to psychologist Jodie Dawson, Self-advocacy is understanding your strengths and needs, identifying your personal goals, knowing your legal rights and responsibilities, and communicating these to others. Since your daughter has learning struggles, she must learn how to maneuver through lifes challenges to make sure her needs are met. She must understand her strengths and limitations, know how they affect her performance, and be able to communicate this to other people. Dr. Dawson has shared some ideas for developing self-advocacy skills. She says that the young person must understand his or her learning difficulty and then understand how they learn best. The student should know his or her strengths and weaknesses and the strategies, accommodations and environments that help them learn best. Teachers and specialists at school can help with this and personal reflection on these issues is also important. To self-advocate successfully, the student must be able to communicate this self-knowledge to others. Your child must be clear in her requests and prepared with explanations. The manner in which she communicates can either create supporters for her or push people away. Your daughter will probably need your help preparing ahead of time, planning what she will say. Role-playing is a great way to practice communication skills by helping her anticipate different situations, creating a script that she can use and thus raise her level of confidence for these encounters. Throughout high school and beyond, your child will face many situations where shell be required to inform and educate others about her learning disability. Friends may ask questions about her special attention at school and teachers unfamiliar with her needs will need more information about how she learns. On the job, she may require a specific workrelated accommodation. At times, these situations may feel uncomfortable for your child but the more self-knowledge she has, the better shell be at advocating for herself. Its important to help your child identify her support system early on. Who does she trust and feel comfortable talking to parent, relative, teacher, administrator, counselor, mentor, tutor? She needs to have people she can turn to for help, especially once she leaves home. This way she wont have to feel so alone as she navigates through life. By enabling your teenager to self-advocate, youll help her develop skills necessary for success in learning and life. Talk with her regularly to reflect on whats going well for her and what isnt. Using a self-reflective questioning technique may also be helpful. Here is an excellent site for a list of questions a teen can use for this activity: http://www.emotional-intelligence-education.com/self-reflection.html. Self-evaluation is often where the greatest learning takes place. 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.


21 THE RIVER MAY 31, 2013The HACFM serves as a catalyst for increasing access to safe, affordable housing, and helping develop, preserve and revitalize communities through affordable rental housing. The agency is dedicated to empowering families with the means to become as self-sufficient as possible, encouraging and facilitating movement toward financial independence beyond the need for HACFM services, while recognizing the needs and limitations of the mentally and physically disabled, aged and infirmed. For more information or for assistance, call 332-3825. Krohn Named To Deans ListKaylee Krohn, a resident of Fort Myers, was among 90 students who made the Spring 2013 Deans List for scholastic achievement at Georgia Southwestern State University. Wallace GraduatesMackenzie Wallace, a resident of Fort Myers, graduated on May 12 from Heidelberg University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication & Theatre Arts. Trower GraduatesJennifer Elise Trower recently graduated from Valdosta State University with a Education Specialist Curriculum & Instruction. The Fort Myers resident is one of over 1,200 students recognized for meeting the qualifications for graduation during the Spring 2013 Commencement. Hodge Earns DegreeJohn-Michael Hodge, a resident of Fort Myers, received a BS degree in Public Communication within the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences during commencement ceremonies on May 19 at the University of Vermont. George Named To Deans ListWorcester Polytechnic Institute announced that Nathan George of Fort Myers, a freshman majoring in robotics engineering, was named to the universitys Deans List for academic excellence for the spring 2013 semester. 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 $595,000Heights Math Team Competes Heights Elementary IB World School fifth grade math team students recently competed in the Lee County School District Elementary Math Competition. Various awards were presented. Lynn Scott (assistant math coach), Jaelyn Jenkins, Bradley Jackson, Scott Adema, Andrei Petryk, Angelina Durazzo and Charles Hassen (math coach)


THE RIVER MAY 31, 201322 Shell Point Academy Classes In JuneThe Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point welcomes Professor Adrian Kerr to its Summer Academy for three classes in June. The classes are scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community. Tickets for classes are $10 each and can be purchased by calling 489-8472. June 4: Khasab The Norway of Arabia. Located at the northernmost tip of Oman separated from the rest of the Sultanate by the United Arab Emirates, Khasab has a rugged coastline that is often called the Norway of Arabia. With a rocky headland that juts into the Strait of Hormuz, Khasab has one of the most strategic shipping lanes in the world. June 18: Muscat Jewel of the Persian Gulf. Muscat, the beautiful historic capital of Oman, has been an important trading port since Roman times. Unlike other Gulf capitals, Muscat has truly retained its old world charm. June 25: Salalah Ancient Capital of Incense. Omans ancient incense capital is an oasis with lush vegetation resulting from seasonal monsoons. Marco Polo visited in the 13th century, and even the Queen of Sheba fell under the spell of the area and sent frankincense to impress King Solomon. We are delighted to welcome Professor Adrian Kerr back to The Academy, said Teri Kollath, manager of Volunteer Services and The Academy at Shell Point. He has a wonderful way of making history come alive for us in his informative and interesting presentations. Kerr is the author of Ancient Egypt and Us, a review of 3,000 years of history that focuses on how our modern religion, literature, art, architecture, medicine, cosmetics, warfare, peace treaties, mathematics, government, womens empowerment and science all have their roots in ancient Egypt. The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides approximately 80 classes each semester that encompass a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. The classes are scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community. Tickets for classes are $10 each and can be purchased by calling 489-8472. Learn about Khasab, called The Norway of Arabia, during a June 4 Shell Point Academy class 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, When my daughter was in her early 20s, she married a man 20 years her senior. My husband and I were not pleased, but he was her choice. The years have passed, and now I am a widow. My son-in-law and I have more in common with each other than he has with my daughter. This is compounded by my daughter telling me that she has been having an affair for the last five years with a married co-worker in her office (who is her own age). Of course, her husband does not know and I feel dreadful keeping her secret. I am not financially dependent on my daughter, but emotionally I am very dependent. I feel terrible being in the middle, living such a lie and being so deceitful to a kind, caring husband. What shall I do? Hazel Dear Hazel, You certainly are in the middle, straddled between a daughter with poor judgment and a son-in-law who is being deceived by your daughters poor judgment. As much as you may want to correct the situation, it is not your business. Whether you are dependent on your daughter or not, your daughters life with her husband is not your business. You can encourage her to rethink her behavior, but to tell on her is not a good choice. The best position for you is to be neutral. Pryce Dear Hazel, Your daughter seems to have you all held hostage to her lifestyle. Pryce, if you ever acted like this, I would be furious and very hurt. I would talk to you privately and discuss this problem and tell you how I feel and ask for your solution. This would be a very difficult meeting for me because I would be disgusted and appalled at your behavior. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Family Medicine Residency Program Receives Full AccreditationThe Florida State University College of Medicine and Lee Memorial Health System received news that their family medicine residency program has received full accreditation for the maximum initial interval of three years. This is exciting news and something we had been anticipating. With this announcement, we can begin interviewing fourth-year medical students this fall in order to choose the top candidates to become our first class of residents, said Gary Goforth, MD, director of the Florida State University College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program at Lee Memorial Health System. The program, expected to produce six new family medicine physicians a year, will be the first residency program in Southwest Florida approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Educate (ACGME). Among the fastest-growing regions in the state, the area needs more physicians to take care of a population that grew by more than 40 percent in Lee County between 2000 and 2010. The Family Medicine Residency Program is intended to help combat a growing shortage of primary care physicians. Numerous studies have shown that most physicians end up practicing near where they completed residency or fellowship training. Residency program faculty physicians already are seeing patients in the Family Medicine Center at Lee Memorial Hospital to build the patient base needed for the arrival of the first class of residents in 2014. The announcement came during the May 20 to 22 meeting of the family medicine review committee of the ACGME, the sanctioning body of graduate medical education in the U.S. and Canada. Cattanach Presents Work At ArmstrongArmstrong Atlantic State University announced Student Scholars for the 2012-13 academic year. Rehabilitation Science major Emily Cattanach, a resident of Fort Myers. presented The neurological effects of concussion in soccer at the universitys 19th annual Student Scholars Symposium. Armstrong has a proud tradition of student involvement in various scholarly and creative endeavors. Whether its turning a ceramic vase or synthesizing chemical compounds, students are working side-by-side with faculty making valuable contributions to their fields of expertise. The Scholars Symposium provides a venue for the campus and the community to come together to celebrate these accomplishments and to recognize the outstanding scholarly achievements made by Armstrong Atlantic State University students. Wagner Named As Candidate For DegreeThe names of more than 4,500 candidates for degrees at the University of Kansas this spring representing 95 Kansas counties, 41 other states and the District of Columbia, and 42 other countries have been announced by the university registrar. Among the candidates is Madison Wagner of Fort Myers. She received a bachelor of science in journalism and communication studies minor.


23 THE RIVER MAY 31, 2013 Dr. DaveSuper Kryptoniteby Dr. Dave HepburnDoctors have nightmares. Theyre not the usual nightmares of sitting naked in grade 12 math class being taught by a stegosaurus as your teeth slowly fall out. Nope. We have nightmares about taking out the wrong kidney, taking out night nurses or ordering take out with a side of bacteria gone wild. Fortunately, there are very few stegosauri left in schools. But ladies and gentlemen, start your engines and get out of dodge. There now is a new superbug, a rogue bacteria gone wild. This one isnt just super... it is super super kryptoniteresistant. Welcome to my nightmare bacteria, Alice. The one we didnt ever want to see, the one that NO antibiotic can touch. Up to now, the superbugs you have heard of like MRSA, the NDM-1 plasmid of New Delhi, C. difficile, etc., were not completely 100 percent resistant to every antibiotic. But this new one is and if youre not scared, get scared. Its called CRE and it does CRE stuff but really, there are two things you should know about CRE: 1. If you catch it, you only have a 50 percent chance of surviving. 2. It is here. Why is it here? 1. Antibiotic overuse. This is normally where I tee off and berate you, the patient, for coming to the clinic for antibiotics for a cold or flu or earache. But most of you folks have figured it out. In the past several years, Ive noted fewer requests for antibiotics and fewer people demanding treatment for a cold. There are still a few who do, of course. They apparently dont think they should suffer with a cold while everyone else should. They want the instant magic cure weve been keeping to ourselves, often coming up with brilliant statements like: I simply cant be sick, doctor. I have to go on a trip to Drumheller to see the stegosaurus festival. It starts in my head but it always goes to my chest. Yes, Bloggins, thats what a cold does. But its still just a cold, so get a grippe. Well, my doctor always gives me antibiotics. In the past, weaker doctors may have given antibiotics for ear infections and coughs, but competent doctors do not. 2. As the world shrinks the medical problems expand. In third world countries where antibiotics are plentiful and education is not, antibiotics are being doled out like Kleenex at a Flames game. Compounding this is medical tourism. Folks scamper off to East Sunilolroniastanya for a really cheap tummy tuck or facelift or a tummy lift into a face tuck, when theyre on sale. While on this trip, they pick up a few falafels and a little CRE, bringing both back to North Americastaya. Though they may be asymptomatic they might still be colonized with CRE and falafel crumbs. British Columbia already has special protocols in place to deal with sick patients whove come from places like Greece, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. But here is the scary part. There are now actually protocols in place for patients who have been in hospital in... the USA! A couple of hundred hospitals in 41 U.S. states now have confirmed cases of this deadly CRE. The countermeasures include keeping patients isolated/quarantined as CRE is shed in the feces of patients who are infected or carrying the bacteria. Yet another good reason to stay away from hospitals and clinics unless you have to. Apparently, there are sick people there. Can you catch something in the waiting room? Absolutely! If you use doorknobs, touch a chair or run your hands through the hair of the patient sitting beside you, you could catch a nasty bug. I recently had a patient lick the face of another patient sitting in the waiting room! The blockbuster movie Contagion showed the entire world, or at least Toronto, grinding to a halt as an unstoppable microbe destroys the Argonauts, the Blue Jays and most of the Leafs defensemen. Could this actually occur? Possibly. This would mean that the Leafs will never again win Lord Stanleys Cup, prolonging the nightmare of those of us of Leaf Nation. Unless, of course, this year we happen to trade for a stegosaurus. That would be a dream come true. 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. Support Group For Adult Children Of Alzheimers PersonsA support group specifically for adults who have a parent with Alzheimers disease or a related disorder will meet at the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, 12468 Brantley Commons Court in Fort Myers. Interested caregivers can attend on Tuesday, June 4 at 6:15 p.m. The focus of this support group meeting is issues, concerns and questions adult children face as they provide care to a parent with memory loss or strive to learn more about Alzheimers disease. The group is open to all interested individuals at no charge. Meetings are held each month on the first Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. The meetings are sponsored by the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center. The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, a United Way partner agency, provides informational, educational and supportive assistance to individuals with Alzheimers disease and related disorders and their caregivers. For more information, call the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center at 4373007. deaRPharmacistLyme Disease And Bartonella: More Common Than You Thinkby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: On Facebook, you said people catch Lyme disease from their pets, which tote ticks. Thats how I got Lyme, and I have Bartonella too. I found out because of you, and it explained my symptoms of joint pain, confusion, memory loss and seizures. I owe my life to you! I love you, dont take that the wrong way. DC, Des Moines, Iowa Thank you. Lyme is the fastest growing epidemic in the United States. Its been a focus for me ever since my first column which sparked thousands of atta girl emails from 27 countries. Few medical journalists tackle Lyme because its extremely controversial. You see, some physicians dont believe chronic Lyme exists, and theres a huge divide about treatment protocols. So while the docs are busy arguing about whether its real, and how long to treat, most Lymies are misdiagnosed. They bounce from doctor to doctor, suffer beyond belief and some die. Others want to. There are 30 Bartonella-like or Bart species; you can get infected from cat bites/scratches, mites, fleas, mosquitoes, biting flies and ticks. Sadly, antibody blood tests only detect a few strains. So your test result may say negative for Bart (and Lyme for that matter) but you still have it. Physicians unaware of the limitations of standard ELISA blood tests mistakenly accept a negative result and diagnose you with a neurological or autoimmune disease, fibromyalgia, CFS or any one of 300 diseases that Lyme mimics. Its a terrible oversight because you might really have Lyme and co-infections like Bart, Babesia or Ehrlichia. Im sure you are alarmed by now, but do you realize theres no conclusive test for fibromyalgia or CFS? These are diagnoses of exclusion, meaning your doctor tests you and rules out every other disease before stamping you with fibro/ CFS. But you must ask if Lyme and Bartonella have been ruled out properly by capable, specialized laboratories. For Lyme, I recommend Igenex Labs. For Bartonella, I recommend either Igenex or Galaxy Labs. With all their limitations, theyre still more reliable than standard ELISA tests, which are frequently wrong. I interviewed a Lyme-literate medical doctor, Marty Ross MD who said, I often make my decision to treat Bartonella based on symptoms. If you have enough Bartonella symptoms, you should be treated for the infection regardless of testing. I suggest you get Dr. Rosss free treatment manual from www.TreatLyme. net. Bart symptoms include chronic fatigue, pain, muscle twitching (fasciculations), anxiety, depression, abdominal pain, vomiting, fever/chills, autistic-like symptoms, hallucinations, neuropathy, tinnitus, joint pain, skin rash, stretch marks, memory loss, brain fog, cystitis or excessive day sweats. Bartonella affects the brain, and vision causing conjunctivitis, foreign body sensation, vision loss, optic neuritis, redness, blurriness and light sensitivity. I have more to say. To receive an extended version of my article, sign up for my free newsletter at www. DearPharmacist.com. I also recommend an excellent book by Stephen Harrod Buhner, called Healing Lyme Disease Co-infections available at Amazon. 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.


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PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF JUNE 3, 2013ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An apparent act of injustice might turn out to be either an error in judgment or just plain stupidity. So calm down and cool off, and let the explanations roll out. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Its upsetting when someone you trusted might have failed you. But with new opportunities ahead, youll soon be too busy to feel even a wee bit sorry for yourself. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A sense of uncertainty could be a good reason to change your position on an important matter. Someone close might try to talk you out of it, but its your decision to make. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Being too zealous in pursuing your goal could create some resistance. Try to be more mindful of what you ask people to do, and theyll be more likely to do it. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Things change as you go from being ignored to being Lionized once again. This is a good time to reintroduce those previously rejected ideas to a more receptive audience. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Someone new in your life creates both anticipation as well as anxiety. Avoid the potential for misunderstandings by watching what you say and how you say it. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Watch your budget so that you dont overspend now and have less to invest when the time is right later on. Arrange to share your weekend with someone special. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) The temptation to involve yourself in a friends or family members personal problems is laudable. But get the facts before you make a firm commitment. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You might be upset by some of your critics. But most of your associates continue to keep the faith in your ability to get the job done, and done well. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Youve reached an important point in your ongoing pursuit of your goals. You might now want to consider letting someone you trust join you on your journey. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Youve been going through a spate of uncertainty involving people you care for. But it might be time to take a stand on a position you feel sure you can defend. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Treading water keeps you busy, but it wont get you where you need to go. Time to stop making excuses and to start moving ahead toward your goals. BORN THIS WEEK: You see life as both creative and pragmatic. You would not only be a fine artist, but also a successful one. On June 4, 1896, Henry Ford unveils the Quadricycle. The 500-pound vehicle had two driving speeds, no reverse, no brakes, rudimentary steering ability and a doorbell button as a horn. It could reach about 20 mph. On June 7, 1913, Hudson Stuck, an Alaskan missionary, leads the first successful ascent of Mt. McKinley, the highest point on the American continent at 20,320 feet. Stuck and two others began the climb in March and faced challenges of difficult weather and a fire at one of their camps, which destroyed food and supplies. On June 6, 1933, eager motorists park their automobiles on the grounds of the Park-In movie theater in New Jersey, the first-ever drive-in movie theater. Inventor Richard Hollingshead had come up with the idea in the driveway of his own house, where he perfected projection and sound techniques. On June 8, 1949, Hollywood figures, including film stars Frederic March and Edward G. Robinson, are named in a FBI report as Communist Party members. The FBI report relied largely on accusations made by confidential informants, supplemented with some highly dubious analysis. Helen Keller also was on the list of radicals. On June 5, 1968, U.S. Sen. Robert Kennedy is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles after winning the California presidential primary. Kennedy was shot by 22-year-old Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan, and died a day later. On June 9, 1972, a flash flood hits Rapid City, S.D., when 15 inches of rain fall in only six hours. The spillway for the Pactola Dam got clogged with debris, leading to the collapse of the dam and a devastating wave of water that crushed most of the nearby buildings and swept away 238 people. On June 3, 1989, with protests for democratic reforms entering their seventh week, the Chinese government authorizes its soldiers and tanks to reclaim Beijings Tiananmen Square. By nightfall on June 4, Chinese troops had forcibly cleared the square, killing hundreds and arresting thousands of demonstrators and suspected dissidents. It was Albert Einstein who made the following sage observation: The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. According to some Native American tribes, all you have to do to make a wish come true is to catch a butterfly, whisper your wish to it and set it free. If you drive a white automobile, you have a lot of company. There are more white cars in the United States than any other color. You probably are aware that the names that foreign places are known by in the English language are not always the same as the names of those places in the local tongue. The capital of Russia is called Moskva in that country, and to Italians its not Venice, but Venezia. Not all names sound so similar, though; if you didnt know the language, it would be nearly impossible to figure out that Ellinki Dimokratia is what Greeks call their country, and that Konungariket Sverige is Sweden to the Swedish. South Korea is known locally as Han Kook, China is Zhonghua Renmin Gonghe Guo, and Finland is Suomen Tasavalta. When Hernan Cortes reached the New World in the 1600s, he found the Aztecs drinking hot chocolate at their banquets. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt added both a swimming pool and a movie theater to the White House. You probably knew that cats were revered in ancient Egypt, but did you know that when a domestic cat died, the family went into mourning? Yep. People would shave their eyebrows to demonstrate their grief over the passing of their beloved pet. The nice thing about being a celebrity is that if you bore people they think its their fault. -Henry Kissinger THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAYDID YOU KNOW 1. HISTORY: Who was the last president of the Soviet Union? 2. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: What famous writer once said, Any idiot can face a crisis -its day to day living that wears you out? 3. GEOGRAPHY: What is the capital of South Carolina? 4. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What are the wild dogs of Australia called? 5. BUSINESS: What companys slogan is, Dont leave home without it? 6. ASTRONOMY: What is our solar systems sun composed of? 7. HOLIDAYS: When was Mothers Day declared a national U.S. holiday? 8. THEATER: What city was the setting for the original The Phantom of the Opera? 9. COMICS: What comic strip had an imaginary character called Stupendous Man? 10. WAR: What was the last former Confederate state to be readmitted to the Union after the Civil War? TRIVIA TEST 1. Mikhail Gorbachev 2. Anton Chekhov 3. Columbia 4. Dingos 5. American Express 6. 98 percent hydrogen and helium 7. 1914 8. Paris 9. Calvin and Hobbes 10. Georgia. ANSWERS25 THE RIVER MAY 31, 2013 SPORTS QUIZ 1. Name the only two players to record 17 consecutive major-league seasons of at least 150 hits. 2. When Angels pitcher Nolan Ryan notched 383 strikeouts in 1973, whose American League record did he break? 3. In 2012, Arkansas had the second-biggest fall in the AP college football poll, going from No. 8 to out of the top-25 rankings. Who had the biggest drop? 4. Entering the 2013 playoffs, Jason Kidd was third on the list of NBA postseason career assists (1,239). Name the players in the top two spots. 5. In 2013, Jaromir Jagr became the 12th NHL player to reach 1,000 career assists. Who was the 11th to do it? 6. When was the last time an American driver won a Formula One Grand Prix race? 7. Serena Williams, in 2013, became only the fourth woman to win a WTA tennis event six times. Name two of the other three to do it. ANSWERS 1. Hank Aaron and Derek Jeter. 2. Rube Waddell of the Philadelphia As, with 349 in 1904. 3. The University of Michigan went from No. 5 to out of the poll in 2007. 4. Magic Johnson (2,346 assists) and John Stockton (1,839). 5. Colorados Joe Sakic, in 2008. 6. Mario Andretti, in 1978. 7. Chris Evert, Stef Graf and Martina Navratilova.


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ML#201302314 Call for details 239-825-2608.RS 5/10 CC 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 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 MOBILE HOME PERIWINKLE PARK$115,000. 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. 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29 THE RIVER MAY 31, 2013 CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617 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 5/31 CC 5/31 Sanibel Beauty Salon 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: 941-639-5395RS 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 BOX SPRINGS2 box springs for sale. Used 5 weeks in the year of ownership. $50/pair. Call 309-830-4302NS 5/31 CC 5/31 FOR SALE3883 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.org RS 1/4 NC 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 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 1/4 NC TFN HELP WANTED PETSFREE KITTEN TO GOOD HOMEFree kitten to good, safe home. No de-clawing. Fiesty Bengal mix. Call 472-1788 after 5 p.m.NS 5/31 NC TFN


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 THE RIVER MAY 31, 201330 Woof, my name is Daisy and I am a 2-yearold spayed female tan Florida Curr. I am a multi-talented canine! Besides being beautiful and extremely sociable to both people and pets, I am an excellent athlete. I like to play fetch and retrieve, but playing Frisbee is my absolute favorite pasttime... I can leap straight up into the air to catch it! If you adopt me, we could have tons of fun at Dog Beach! My adoption fee is $30 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Spring Fever adoption promotion. Meow, my name is Samwise and I am a 1-yearold male brown tabby domestic short hair. Im a very handsome young man who has personality as well as looks. I get along well with other pets, Im playful and very affectionate to people. If you are looking for the total package, Im your man. My adoption fee is $30 (regularly $50) during Animal Services Spring Fever adoption promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, 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. Samwise ID# 560011 Daisy ID# 530105 photos by squaredogphoto.com To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


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THE RIVER MAY 31, 201332 Ostego Bay Marine Science Center Continues Commercial Fishing ToursThe popular San Carlos Island Commercial Fishing Fleet Tour begins every Wednesday at 9 a.m. This three-hour guided tour includes: a 1.5 hour tour of the Marine Science Center and a 1.5 hour guided tour of the commercial fishing industry, including the Erickson & Jensen Supply House, Trico Shrimp Company and Beach Seafood. Experience firsthand how the boats are unloaded, the trawl doors are built, the shrimp nets are hand-sewn, the seafood is processed and other important factors used in this unique industry. The cost is $15 per adult and $10 per student over 6 years of age. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 765-8101. Ostego Bay Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. The Marine Science Center provides many different interactive educational experiences for children and adults throughout most of the year. 2013 Marine Science Camp The Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center is accepting applications for the 2013 Marine Summer Camps. We have an exciting and educational season set up for our Summer Camps for children ages 6 and up. All instructional materials are provided plus a graduation luncheon will be held on Friday. Our campers will explore some of our beautiful Barrier Islands and the waters of Estero Bay. Scheduled field and beach trips will introduce campers to sea grass communities; plankton populations, mangrove tangles, and bird nesting areas. Our staff of State certified teachers offers a wide diversity of expertise providing highly personalized instruction. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The schedule is as follows: June 10 to 14 Sea Stars (6 to 8 years) June 24 to 28 July 22 to 26 July 15 to 19 Sea Stars/Loggerheads (6 to 11 years) July 8 to 12 Tiger Sharks (12 years and up) June 17 to 21 Loggerheads (9 to 11 years) We welcome and need volunteers at this time; the positions available are docent, aquarium maintenance, office help and fundraising, publishing and distribution plus some work outside in our local forest. If you can spare a few hours a week, call the Marine Science Center at 765-8101. We are also available for birthday parties and provide some delightful souvenirs for your guests. For further information, contact us Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 765-0181. For further information, contact the Marine Science Center through our website at www.info@ostegobay.org. Free Nature WalkTake a morning nature walk at Lakes Park on Saturday, June 1 at 8:30 a.m. This easy walk along clear paths offers an opportunity to see birds in native vegetation with experienced bird patrol guides pointing out the many species in Lakes Park, a Lee County birding hot spot and crucial nesting area for many birds. Arrive a few minutes after 8 a.m. for a brief introduction and to sign waivers. Tours start promptly at 8:30. Wear comfortable shoes and dress. Bring water, sunscreen and binoculars. There is no charge for the tour but parking is $1 per hour or $5 for all day. Lakes Regional Park is at 7330 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers. Meet at Shelter A7. Enter Lakes Park gate from Gladiolus. Turn right. Drive to end of road, continue through the parking lot. Shelter A7 is located near the train station. For more information, call 533-7580 or 533-7576. The tour is provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation. 11am-10pm RIVER 10% OFFOffer valid with Cash payments only...No credit cards. ONE COUPON PER TABLE Can not be used with any other offer. 18% Gratuity may be added to bill before discount. 11am 10pm, Expires Jun. 7, 2013 p RIVE R Eastern phoebe photo by Meg Rousher