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FREETake Me Home VOL. 12, NO. 22 JUNE 7, 2013From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Lakes Park Photography Contest WinnersThe Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation announced the winners of its 1st annual Botanic Garden at Lakes Park Photography Contest. Created in association with the celebration of National Public Garden Day on May 10, photo enthusiasts across Southwest Florida submitted photographs in the following three categories: blossoms, trees and shrubs; birds, butterflies and insects; and scenery. continued on page 5Art Gallery Opens 60 Feet Below Sea LevelOn May 31, the unveiling of the Mohawk Project was held at Nervous Nellies Waterfront Eatery on Fort Myers Beach. The following morning, the first step of the The Sinking World art project began. At 9:30 a.m., a flotilla of boats carrying 65 divers and 12 unique photographs created by Andreas Franke were deployed on the USS Mohawk Veterans Memorial Reef. The artificial reef program was made possible by Lee County Natural Resources Senior Environmental Specialist Mike Campbell, Joe Weatherby of Ship Wrecker for Reef Makers and artist Andreas Franke. One year after its sinking, the 165foot World War II warship USS Mohawk, now a living reef, is thriving with exotic marine life. On June 1, it was transformed into an underwater art gallery. Celebrated Austrian photographer Franke led a team 28 nautical miles off the coast of Sanibel Island to install 12 images that will remain on display through September 14. Based on his research, Franke envisioned the life of sailors past aboard the Mohawk their daily lives and dreams of home and superimposed images of models in period clothing onto original photography. Each image measures approximately 2.5 by 3.5 feet and is continued on page 16 Water Lily by Evelyn Perez Resting Spot by Frank Moore Follow Your Road by John Ippensen Local divers assisted artist Andreas Franke, above, with the installation Artist Andreas Franke presenting his work at Nervous Nellies Waterfront Eatery Passion Vine Bloom by Karen Jarboe Monarch Butterfly on Flower by Karen Jarboe


THE RIVER JUNE 7, 20132 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Historic Graduationby Gerri Reaves, PhDAs news of graduation ceremonies fills the news, it is fitting to remember a graduation that made history in Southwest Florida. The Merrie Maid pictured on the far right in the historic photo is Mary Hart Stebbins Philips, the first woman from Lee County to graduate from college. Mary hailed from true pioneer roots. Born in 1887, she was the daughter of Charles Hyde and Ida Blount Stebbins. Her father was one of the 45 fathers of Fort Myers who signed the document to incorporate the town in 1885. He died the year Mary was born, succumbing at last to illness related to a gunshot wound to his lung, which he suffered while fighting in the Battle of Fort Myers during the Civil War. He was the first person buried in the Fort Myers Cemetery. Marys mother was a member of one of the towns earliest families. Her father, Jehu J. Blount, had settled in Fort Myers in 1873, worked with his brother-in-law Capt. Francis A. Hendry in the cattle business, and later established one of the towns first general stores. While Mary was still a small child, her mother married John C. English of Alva. She attended public school there and in 1908 earned an A.B. degree from Florida Southern College. She was not the only member of that family to excel educationally. J. Colin English Elementary School in North Fort Myers is named for her half-brother, who not only served as the first principal of the new Fort Myers High School in 1923, but went on the be Floridas supervisor of public instruction. Marys nephew, Jim English, remembers that she was highly thought of a fine woman and a good aunt. He also remembers that that from time to time, she visited her uncle, George Coles Stebbins, a famous gospel hymn writer and composer known internationally for his evangelical work and music. Her uncle made it possible for study at the Boston Conservatory of Music, English says. That musical talent led Mary to unconventional adventures for a young lady of more than a century ago. She and three friends formed the Merrie Maids and toured the United States performing plays and musicales. Eventually settling down in Fort Myers, she married Prof. Fred Philips in 1922. He was an accomplished musician who came to town to join the high school faculty. Mary was active in the local musical community and was the choir director for the First Methodist Church. She died in 1964. Visit the Southwest Florida Museum of History, where you can see another photo of Lee Countys first woman college graduate and enjoy exhibitions chronicling local history. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. And be sure to visit another place dedicated to history the Southwest Florida Historical Societys research center. 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, The Story of Fort Myers, and flsouthern.edu. 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 Mary Hart Stebbins Philips, right, Lee Countys first woman college graduate, toured the country as a Merrie Maid courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society


3 THE RIVER JUNE 7, 2013 Edison & Ford Winter Estates Programs And Events For JuneJune at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates is highlighted with the a new tour Inside the Lab/Museum Hands-On Science on Sundays, free admission for dads on Fathers Day, and monthly programs at the new Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops, as well as a variety of other special programs and activities throughout the month. The June schedule of programs and events includes: Inside The Edison Lab/Museum Hands-On Science Sundays at 2 p.m. Beginning June 2, the Edison Research Lab will be open for a behind the scenes program which includes demonstrations with inventions inside the museum and handson activities featuring the phonograph, ediphone, movies, making rubber polymer, batteries, the assembly line and other activities. This program is great for families and inquiring minds of all ages. Cost: Edison Ford Members: a $10 donation is suggested; non-members: adults are $30; children ages 6 to 12 are $5. Groups can register for special times and rates with advance reservations. Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops Monthly Programs: June 6, 6 to 8 p.m. Ask The Plant People Edison Ford horticulture staff available for questions, tips and general information on Southwest Florida Gardening and the gardens at Edison Ford. Seed packs and unique garden items available for purchase. June 12, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Ribbon Cutting with Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerce June 13, 6 to 8 p.m. Book signing with Carlene Brennen, The Birth of Big Game Fishing and Gulf Coast Cookbook. Books available for purchase. June 14, 6 to 8 p.m. Yappy Hour, pets welcome June 20, 6 to 8 p.m. Gallery Talk with Marie Dyer June 25, 5 to 7 p.m. KIDding Around with Edison Ford Wild Wizards, topic: Engineer Like Ford. Kids will design, test, and build a balloon car June 27, 6 to 8 p.m. Book signing with Katie Gardenia, A Bubble Moment. Books available for purchase. Registration for Edison Ford Homeschool (Grades K through 6) Opens June 10 The Edison Ford Wild Wizard returns with a new series of engineering and science hands-on classes that will engage students, as well as new hands-on history classes with Professor Pearce. All Edison Ford homeschool classes are based on Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards as well as Florida Common Core Science Standards. For a list of topics and dates visit the website: www.edisonfordwinterestates. org or call the Education Department at 334-7419. Cost to Edison Ford members is $10; non-members are $20; $10 for each additional child. Edison Ford Garden Talk: Mango Season, June 8 at 9 a.m. Both the Edison and Ford families loved mangoes and the mango fruits are beginning to ripen throughout their estates. Join Edison Ford horticulturists and learn about different types of mangoes including the historic varieties that have grown here for decades on the estates as well as the secrets for successful mango growing. Fruit will be available for tasting and purchase and participants will receive 20 percent off in the Garden Shoppe. Edison Ford members are free; non-members are $5. Edison Ford Monthly Volunteer Meeting and Program, Gardens: Then & Now, June 11, 9:30 a.m., South Florida Water Management Building Join Edison Ford Historic Garden Manager Steve Hottovy as he discusses the continued on page 17 Inside The Lab/Museum tours are being offered on Sundays at 2 p.m. Lazy Flamingo, Inc. Lazy Flamingo, Inc. 6520-C Pine Avenue 6520-C Pine Avenue Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5353 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Rd 16501 Stringfellow Rd Bokeelia, FL 33922 Bokeelia, FL 33922 239-283-5959 239-283-5959 Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 2, Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-6939 239-472-6939 Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. Lazy Flamingo 4, Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd. 12951 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 Ft. Myers, FL 33919 239-476-9000 239-476-9000 Four Four Great Great Locations! Locations! If Our Seafood Were Any Fresher, If Our Seafood Were Any Fresher, We Would Be Serving It Under Water! We Would Be Serving It Under Water! NOW SERVING NOW SERVING FULL LIQUOR IN FULL LIQUOR IN FORT MYERS FORT MYERS Bring in This Coupon for $5 OFF OFFPurchase of $30 or moreF M btnf fb


THE RIVER JUNE 7, 20134 Francis Bailey To Launch His Memoir At The Old Bailey HomesteadMy 92 Years On Sanibel, Francis Baileys longawaited memoir and homage to the island he loves, will be officially launched at a celebration on Tuesday, June 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the old Bailey Homestead on Periwinkle Way at the intersection of Donax Street. Francis worked very hard on this book, and he did it primarily for his children, said Emilie Alfino. He wanted them to know his story, and Sanibels story. The book is written as told to Emilie Alfino, formerly a reporter for the various Sanibel newspapers and now the manager of the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village. Francis and I spent a lot of time together over the past 2 1/2 years, Alfino said. Honestly, every minute of it was a pleasure. I say now what brother Sam often said of their father Frank: Francis is one of the finest men I have ever known. The format for the June 18 event will be an open house, so people may arrive at any time. Hors doeuvres, wine and refreshments will be served. Parking will be available at the homestead, along with golf carts to assist anyone who needs it. Books will be for sale at the event for $17.95 plus tax, and credit cards will be accepted. Only books purchased that day will be marked Launch Edition. Francis will not be signing books. Books will be available beginning the following day, June 19, at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village Gift Shop, The Sanibel Bookshop, The Book Nook, MacIntosh Books and Genes Books. Everyone is invited to come speak with Francis, mingle with members of the Bailey family, and celebrate Francis 92 years on Sanibel on Tuesday, June 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Old Bailey Homestead. The book will also be available at Baileys General Store. Francis Bailey, looking out the homestead porch just before SCCF purchased the property Francis Bailey always loved cats Francis first professional haircut Francis on his 80th birthday; he loves ice cream Frank, Francis (wearing hat) and John (on lap) Bailey Bonsai Members To Take Field Trip To Plant CityThe Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida, Inc. will be taking a bus trip to Mike Fiduccias Bonsai Nursery near Plant City on Saturday, June 15. The visit will include a tour of the nursery and a demonstration by Mike Fiduccia, an internationally-known young bonsai artist. The bus trip will leave from the SPALC building, located at 6281 Metro Plantation Drive in Fort Myers, at 8 a.m. The cost is $25 per person. Reservations can be made by calling Greg Lignelli at 560-3275. Francis Bailey at his desk Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club Monthly Meetingsubmitted by Past Commodore Chris ChristensenThe monthly meeting of the Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club will be held Wednesday, June 26 at Starz Pizzeria at Winkler and Gladiolus Drive in South Fort Myers. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be ordered individually off the menu at 6 p.m. Attendees will pay by separate checks. A short meeting will follow. Potential new members can call Vice Commodore Don Czech for required reservations or more information at 5657570. Evening meetings are held once a month, usually on the fourth Wednesday. Because the club does not have the expense of maintaining its own waterfront facility, dues are only $100 per year per couple or $60 per single. For more information about the club, visit www. FMBYachtClub.org.


5 THE RIVER JUNE 7, 2013 Chinese & Japanese Cuisine Downtown Fort Myers (Post Oce Arcade Next to Hotel Indigo) 1520 Broadway For Takeout & Delivery Tel: 334-6991 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKMon-urs 11am 10pm Fri-Sat 11am 11pm Sun 12pm 9pm www. ichiban-sushi-chinese.com From page 1Botanic Garden Picture Winnerscategories: blossoms, trees and shrubs; birds, butterflies and insects; and scenery. Winners Evelyn Perez, Frank Moore, John Ippensen and Karen Jarboe were carefully selected by the panel of judges, made up of Tom Kreulen, Rosalie Kruelen and Robert Chamerlain. The images received told a beautiful story of Lakes Parks rich plant and wildlife with such intuitive lens clicks from the parks patrons. The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation would like to thank all of the outstanding entries for their first annual Botanic Garden at Lakes Park Photography Contest and invites visitors to view the winning photography on display at the Encore Bank, located at 7920 Summerlin Lakes Dr. in Fort Myers. Karen Jarboe/Shaving Brush Tree Bloom John Ippensen/Path to Ponder Evelyn Perez/Monarch Butterfly Fashion Show To Benefit PACE Center For Girls Gather up one or more new or gently used dresses and join Cotton Daze and the Reflection Lakes Commons merchants for the 2nd annual Love That Dress! fashion show and dress collection party to benefit PACE Center for Girls of Lee County. The benefit will be held at Reflection Lakes Commons, 13550 Reflection Lakes Parkway in Fort Myers on Thursday, June 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. This years benefit includes a summer attire fashion show by host merchant Cotton Daze. There will also be $15 mini manicures by Red Salon, $1.50 per minute chair massages by Frank Jean (all proceeds benefit PACE), 15 percent back on all food purchases at Jasons Deli, music by New Beginnings Events DJ Robert McDonald and a raffle. Admission is one or more new or gently used dresses. Beach to bridal will be accepted. The dresses collected will be included in the Love That Dress! event on August 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Embassy Suites in Estero, which is open to the public. All proceeds benefit PACE Center of Lee County. You can show your support by making a cash donation, donating an auction item or attending the event. For more information, call 910-6414. PACE is a 501(c)3 organization and works with young women between the ages of 12 and 18 living in at-risk situations. PACE provides guidance and educational opportunities, providing them with a path to a successful life. 8700 Gladiolus Drive (Winkler and Gladiolus) across the street from Sweet Bay. Wine Spectator Award & Zagat Rated Make Your Fathers Day Reservations Today! 239-489-223310am 3pm: Expanded Sunday Buffet Brunch Bloody Mary Bar & Bottomless Mimosas Available 11am 3pm: Full Lunch Menu Open 7 Days a Week, 11am 10pm, Serving: Lunch & Dinner w/Live Entertainment Fri & Sat Nights


THE RIVER JUNE 7, 20136 Calendar Girls Visit Prebyterian ApartmentsTo reminisce with some old friends, a chance to share a few memories and play a couple Ricky Nelson tunes again, The Calendar Girls entertained the residents of the Presbyterian Apartments in Fort Myers on May 28. Since 2006, The Calendar Girls have been visiting the Presbyterian Apartments, so they are old friends indeed. For more information, visit www.calendargirlsflorida.com. Greeters ClubAll 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. photo by Ron Cox Hortoons June Meeting Of Lee Republican WomenThe next dinner meeting of the Lee Republican Women Federated will be held on Monday, June 10 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 12601 University Drive in Fort Myers. Social hour begins at 5:15 p.m., with dinner and the program to follow. The guest speaker will be Heather Fitzenhagen, Florida House of Representative District 78. Cost is $20 per person, all inclusive. A cash bar will be available. To make reservations, call 432-9389 or email cindylignelli222@gmail.com. For more information, contact Michele Duryea via email at michelemduryea@ embarqmail.com or call 280-7653. Lee Republican Womens Club Dinner Meeting Lee Republican Womens Club (Chartered) will hold its monthly dinner meeting at the Crowne Plaza Holiday Inn, 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers on Tuesday, June 11. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and the program to follow at 6:00 p.m. The guest speaker for the evening will be Honey Lane, a retired U.S. Air Force nurse, who will be relating her experiences in the armed services. The public and guests are welcome to attend the dinner meeting. The cost is $21 per person, all inclusive. For reservations or additional information about the Lee Republican Womens Club, call 5736913. 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.


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THE RIVER JUNE 7, 20138 Along The RiverOn Friday, June 7 from 6 to 10 p.m., Art of the Olympians in the historic downtown Fort Myers River District is holding the opening reception for its Spark of Sportsmen in Art exhibit during Art Walk. It features artwork that originally debuted at the Sports Museum in Barcelona as the VIII International Biennial Sportsmen in Art Exhibit. Art of the Olympians is located at 1300 Hendry Street, Fort Myers. Its regular visiting hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 332-5055 or go to www.artoftheolympians.org. Eating locally grown and produced foods is good for the area economy and great for your health. Lee County boasts two year-round Farmers Markets that offer chemical-free and organic produce, along with fresh baked goods, native plants and all-natural products. Support area farmers and practice good eating habits at these locations: Thursday: The River District Farmers Market, under the U.S. 41 Caloosahatchee bridge; open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring fruit, vegetables, local honey, bread, seafood, barbecue, flowers and plants. Call 321-7100 or go to cityftmyers.com. Saturday: GreenMarket at Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard near the Colonial intersection; open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with an exclusive selection of locally grown, caught and cultivated foods and other products available to sample and purchase. There is live entertainment by local musicians and activities for kids. Call 9392787 or go to www.artinlee.org. Summertime is upon us which means its time to pull your boat out of storage and hit the water. Marine Trading Post has everything a serious boater needs to maintain and improve his or her boating experience. In 1985, Clarence Kel Kellerman opened the first Marine Trading Post store in North Fort Myers. He was so successful that he expanded to Naples six years ago and opened a third location earlier this year in Fort Myers, located near Fort Myers Beach and the Sanibel Causeway. Marine Trading Post specializes in marine parts, boat engine parts, trailers, gauges and fiberglass parts. Kellermans son, Joe, is general manager of all three stores while his granddaughter, Christine, is employed at the Fort Myers shop. Marine Trading Post is at 15600 San Carlos Boulevard, Unit 170, Fort Myers next to BIG LOTS. It is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call 437-7475 or go to www.marinetradingpost.com. Heading to Fort Myers Beach for a bit of fun in the sun? Relax at Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery, a casual restaurant with a fun-loving staff. It boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, sandwiches and entres. Sit dockside on the restaurants expansive waterfront patio or inside in air-conditioned comfort. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier. Enjoy happy hour all day, every day at Uglys. Go to Nellies website for a schedule of musicians. Whether you arrive by land or sea, parking for patrons of Nellies and Uglys is free. If you are traveling by boat, marine dockage is available at the Snug Harbour Marina with dock attendants assistance. The GPS coordinates are 2627.41 N 81.18 W. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery is located at 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach in the historic Baywalk district. Call 463-8077 or go to www.nervousnellies.net. Did you know that the Fort Myers Beach shrimping fleet is the largest commercial fishing fleet in the Gulf of Mexico? Shrimping, known as pink gold, contributes millions of dollars to our economy. On Wednesdays, the Ostego Bay Foundations Marine Science Center offers tours of San Carlos Islands commercial fishing fleet. The three hour guided tour starts at 9 a.m. It includes a one-and-a-half hour guided visit at the museum which contains a touch tank, a hands-on beach area and several aquariums and exhibits. The tour continues with a visit to several commercial fishing industry businesses. See 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 million dollar industry. It is a memorable experience for the entire family. The cost for the tour is $15 per adult and $10 for children seven years of age and older. Reservations are required. Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center located at 718 Fishermans Wharf on San Carlos Island in Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-8101 or go to www.ostegobay. org. 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9 THE RIVER JUNE 7, 2013 Youth Chorus To Sing At Alliance GreenMarketOn Saturday, June 8 beginning at 10:30 a.m., members of the Lee Community Youth Chorus will sing songs about patriotism, joy and ecology at the Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket. Lee Community Youth Chorus is a multicultural music education and performance program for youth that fosters talent, confidence and community. It is made up of students from all over Lee County who do community service by performing concerts for charitable organizations. Come hear this talented group of kids as they sing all-time favorites that the entire family will enjoy. The free outdoor yoga session begins at 9:30 a.m., and there will be an open drum circle beginning at 11:30 a.m. following the Youth Chorus performance. For more information, visit www. artinlee.org, search for Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket on Facebook, or call 939-2787. The GreenMarket will remain open during normal hours (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) throughout the summer. During your visit to the market, be sure to explore the Alliance Gift Shop featuring work by local artists, and check out the All Florida Juried Exhibition which will be on display in the Art Gallery until August 2. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Lee Community Youth Chorus Lee County Genealogical Society, Inc.June 20, 2013 Monthly MeetingWesley Memorial United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall 4141 DeLeon Street, Fort Myers12:30 am Doors Open 1:00 am Business Meeting, Refreshments and Program For more information visit us at www.LCGSFL.org or call Carolyn at 549-9625.How The Industrial Revolution Brought Change to the United States with Dr. Ted Childress Professor Emeritus of History, Jacksonville State University In his presentation, Dr. Childress will discuss the factors that contributed to the Industrial Revolution; how the Industrial Revolution changed the United States; and, what the effects of the Industrial Revolution were on immigration and migration. Share your community news with us.Call 395-1213 Fax: 395-2299 or email press@islandsunnews.com


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 11THE RIVER JUNE 7, 201310


11 THE RIVER JUNE 7, 2013 From page 10Churches/TemplesTHE CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF SW FLORIDA ORTHODOX 5620 Winkler Road, Fort Myers Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz 433-7708, E-mail: rabbi@chabadswf.org Web site: www.chabadswf.org Services: Friday 6:30 p.m.; Saturday Kabbalah class 9 a.m.; Shacharit 10 a.m.; Kiddush at noon Minyan: Monday and Thursday 7 a.m. THE NEW CHURCH The New Church of SWFL is located 10811 Sunset Plaza Circ. #401, behind Zoomers. Rev. Gabriella Cahaley officiates worship services on Sundays at 11 a.m. during the season. Other worship events are held on the beach in Fort Myers Beach. See our webpage http://www.newchurchflorida.com/ or call for more information 239-481-5535. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 1619 Llewellyn Drive Fort Myers Just off McGregor across from the Edison/ Ford Winter Estates 334-4978 Pastor: Douglas Kelchner Worship times Sundays 9 and 10:30 a.m. Website: www.taecc.com UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH FORT MYERS 13411 Shire Lane (off Daniels Parkway one mile west of I-75) Minister: The Reverend Allison Farnum Sunday services and religious education at 10:30 a.m. For information on all church events call 561-2700 or visit www.uucfm.org. UNITY OF BONITA SPRINGS Family Service 10 to 11 a.m. Healing Circle 11 a.m. Hospitality and Fellowship, 11 a.m. Inspiring lesson, uplifting and dynamic music, meditation in a loving environment. Service held at 28285 Imperial Street, Bonita Springs. Call 947-3100. UNITY OF FORT MYERS 11120 Ranchette Road, Fort Myers Winter services: Sundays at 9:15 and 11 a.m. Childrens class at 11 a.m. Reverend Jim Rosemergy, minister. Our God is Love; our Race is Human; our Religion is Oneness. www.unityoffortmyers.org or 239-278-1511 WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 9065 Ligon Court, Fort Myers, across from HealthPark Hospital, 481-2125 Senior Pastor: Robert Brunson Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m. Blended Worship www.westminsterfortmyers.org WORD OF LIFE CHURCH 2120 Collier Ave, Fort Myers, 274-8881; Services: Sunday 10 a.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m. Bishop Gaspar and Michele Anastasi ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 481-4040, Interim Pastor Jim Eggert Pastor Peter Weeks Sunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Traditional; 10 a.m. Blended Traditional and Contemporary; 11:30 a.m. Contemporary. Childrens Sunday School, Adult /Teen Bible Classes, 10 a.m. Tropical Fruit Fair At First Baptist Church June 29The Lee County Extension Office and The Caloosa Rare Fruit Exchange present a Tropical Fruit Fair on Saturday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Baptist Churchs Community Room, 1735 Jackson Street in the Fort Myers River District. Many tables of displays of many varieties of mango, avocado and unusual fruits most have never seen, such as grumichama, lychee, longan, gooseberry, akee, jaboticaba, etc. Samples of all fruit that is ripe will be given away. Admission is $2 for all ages over 12, which includes free samples of tropical fruits, veggies, punches, tropical drinks and fruit-flavored ice cream. Free classes from experts, free parking and a Carmen Miranda contest with cash prizes will be offered. For more information, call 543-9910 or 533-4327. Summer Smarts Camps For StudentsThe Lake Kennedy Center Summer Smarts Camp will take place June 3-28 for students age nine to 13. Designed and facilitated by certified teachers, these camps were designed to refresh and reinforce a variety of academic skills in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Campers who choose to take a morning and afternoon class should bring a lunch. Snacks will be provided. Classes run from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and include writing, math, reading and study skills. There will be a free 30-minute yoga workout for the students three times a week at noon. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Cost for members is $75 per class, non-members, $100. To register call Lake Kennedy Center, 400 Santa Barbara Boulevard, phone 5740575. Church Volunteers Build Wheelchair Ramp For Harlem Heights ResidentVolunteers from Riverside Church built a wheelchair ramp for an elderly Harlem Heights homeowner who sought assistance through the Heights Centers Family Advocacy program. The centers programs had previously helped the woman, who is disabled and uses a wheelchair, to alleviate flooding in the front of her home. Supplies for the wheelchair ramp were provided with financial support from Riverside Church and in-kind donations from The Home Depot. With technical assistance from Builders Care, Riverside Church submitted a building permit and planned multiple work days. Volunteers from the church worked 140 hours on the project that included removing overgrown trees and shrubs and providing yard maintenance the homeowner was unable to complete. The existing ramp had been decaying for many years and the homeowner had to go backwards down the ramp, said Julie Workman, chief advocacy officer of The Heights Center. Because of the volunteers and financial contribution of Riverside Church and the support of Home Depot and Builders Care, she is now able to safely leave her home. Volunteers from Riverside Church Located across the street from Gulf Harbour 15065 McGregor Blvd, Ste 104, Fort Myers w ww.SeabreezeN u rseries.com ( 239 ) 5 60-1422 W HI T EFL Y or Sooty Mold? ? Y We can hel p A sk about our S eason D iscount! m s, Pal m e s, nativ e n s c roto n d s, bromelia d e s, buttery bush e re & mu ch m or Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER JUNE 7, 201312 Fishing Quickly Rebounds After Bad Weatherby Capt. Matt MitchellConditions have slowly returned to normal after what was a funky weather week on the water, to say the least. Strong easterly winds and often heavy rain that would pop up at just about any time made fishing tougher than it has been in previous weeks. Tarpon fishing came to an all but complete halt as the stirred up, rough water made the fish just about impossible to locate and catch. By late in the week, as the winds finally laid back down and our water cleared back up, tarpon started to reappear in their usual places both in the bay and out along the beaches. By the weekend, good numbers of tarpon were located again in and around Captiva Pass and along the southern beaches of Cayo Costa. Pitching crabs and threadfins to these fast moving fish resulted in very few hook-ups though. These gulfside fish are daisy-chaining and seem to have other relationship issues on their mind and did not seem interested in eating anything I had to offer. Even picture perfect pitch shots to these rolling fish did not result in hook-up. Fishing my confidence spots in the sound with a spread of live and cut baits was a more productive method for me even though very few fish were sighted. After being on a roll of tarpon fishing charters this season, my 21st trip in a row with at least one hook-up came to an end this week. Mother Nature simply got the better of me one day mid-week and gave me the first zero slap in the face. On my tarpon trip this weekend, after no action most of the morning even though we located lots of fish, we ended up going one for one with a tarpon caught while soaking a cut bait in the southern sound. Pass fishing was a good option most days this week even during windy conditions. Snook action, if you were there at the right time, was the best I have seen for a long time. One morning trip this week, while fishing with Gillie Russell and his granddaughters from Lake Placid, we caught and released seven snook over 30 inches within a 45-minute period, then as fast as it had started, it ended. Live shiners fished on 1/2 oz. jig heads to keep them close to the bottom was the rig of choice in the pass during the fast moving outgoing tide. After struggling to catch a few trout and jacks for most of the morning trip, it was great to hit pay dirt and finish up on a wide open snook bite. Redfish action was hit and miss for me this week mostly because of the far from perfect tides for targeting them. Tides will get a whole lot better this week for you redfish anglers to target under the trees during the good morning and daytime highs. After the previous week of monster high tides and catching lots of over-theslot redfish, Im excited to get it going again. There was one bonus while targeting deeper mangrove shorelines for reds and snook without much luck; we did catch a few of the largest mangrove snapper I have seen since last fall. Our big one measured almost 17 inches. The more time you spend on the water, the more you learn you simply cannot beat Mother Nature. After a nasty weather week, which offered anglers very few options, things are looking a whole lot better.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. Sisters Hannah and Jameson Waller from Lake Placid caught 30-inch plus snook while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week. Pictured is Jameson Waller. ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices D a v e D oa n e 1Send 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.


13 THE RIVER JUNE 7, 2013New Jr. Refuge Manager Program Joins Ding Summer Activity LineupWhat flyway does Florida belong to? How much does a manatee bone weigh? Kids can find the answers to these and more scavenger hunt-style questions in the Ding Darling Education Center to complete the summers new Jr. Refuge Manager Badge program. Kids can ask for the new Jr. Refuge Manager worksheet from staff at the Education Center front desk, said education specialist Ranger Becky Wolff, whose intern team designed the new Q&A sheet. Typically, we do the Jr. Refuge Manager program with questions to answer out on Wildlife Drive. Because the drive is closed for resurfacing, we came up with this new one, which we will probably keep even after the drive reopens in October. With Wildlife Drive closed, refuge rangers and staff from Tarpon Bay Explorers, the refuges official recreation concession, have designed a creative calendar of hikes, walks, tram tours, bike tours, and classroom programs. For a complete schedule, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org. Note that some tours require advance reservations. To check out the new Jr. Refuge Manager Badge program, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/kids-page. CROW Case Of The Week: Gopher Tortoise Carrying 11 Eggsby Patricia MolloyShe arrived with 11 eggs inside, Dr. Helen Ingraham said. A gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) was admitted to the wildlife clinic several weeks ago. While it was immediately apparent from the shell facture that she had been hit by a car, it wasnt until radiographs were taken to look for spinal damage that Dr. Heather Barron discovered she was pregnant. It is a common sight for drivers in Southwest Florida to see a gopher tortoise slowly, but determinedly, crossing a road. Be patient. These gentle terrestrial beings have survived on this planet for 60 million years; a few minutes of your time pales in comparison. If you feel compelled to accelerate its journey and protect it from less attentive drivers, please relocate it in the direction it is traveling. If you return a tortoise to its point of entry, it will simply try to cross again once you have driven on your merry way. The staff and students quickly created a sandbox for her in hopes that she would lay and bury her eggs in the sand. Yesterday, I could feel one them. I tried to milk it out, but I couldnt. All of a sudden she let the egg go on her own. She didnt lay any more eggs last night, but was on her pile of sand when I checked on her this morning. Her depression fracture looks good and we started her on Oxytocin again to hopefully stimulate her to lay the rest, added Dr. Helen. Oxytocin is a synthetic form of a natural hormone often used to strengthen the power of contractions to increase the speed of childbirth. Unfortunately, her options are looking more and more like surgery, Dr. Heather noted solemnly after two weeks of critical care at the wildlife clinic. She needs to have the eggs removed and it has come to the point where they are becoming a surgical concern. I am only considering the surgery because she is beginning to use her hind legs again, added Dr. Heather. It takes approximately four months for a shell fracture to heal and an additional six to 12 months for full recovery. Please sponsor this gopher tortoise on her long road to recovery by going to CROWs website and referring to patient #1310. Your donation could help to save not only her life, but those of her little hatchlings. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic.org. Reservations Required for All Cruises All Cruises(239)472-5300Cruises depart from beautiful Captiva Islandwww.captivacruises.com Call for departure timeTHE BEST WAY TO SEE THE ISLANDS IS FROM THE WATER 10 a.m. Island Cruise to Useppa Or Cabbage Key Adventure Sailing Cruises 4:00 p.m. Dolphin Watch Cruise Beach & Shelling Cruise Sunset Serenade Cruise with Island Musicians BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island A gopher tortoise, patient #1310, arrived at the clinic with a shell depression. This radiograph was taken to look for spinal damage and revealed that she was carrying eggs. Explore Sanibels estuary during get-wet, stay-cool tours every Tuesday and Thursday


THE RIVER JUNE 7, 201314 Plant SmartLandscape Palette: A Splash Of Redby Gerri ReavesWant to brighten up your landscape with a touch of vivid red? You neednt rely on disposable species like geranium or impatiens. Here are three low-maintenance wildlife-friendly choices that wont require replanting anytime soon, thus saving you time and money. And they will be prettier long after those water-guzzling impatiens are leggy and wilted. Nothing could be easier to grow than the tropical sage (Salvia coccinea), a wildflower in the mint family. Give it sun and space and it just keeps on blooming throughout the year and attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. Dried tubular flowers top the stalks that reach up to two feet high. Once spent, the seeds will scatter and quickly start new plants, or you can gather the seeds, distribute them or start container plants. In recent years, firebush (Hamelia patens) has become a popular landscape choice. Thats good news, since those red-orange tubular flowers attract butterflies and the birds eat the red to purpleblack berries. It works as a hedge, small tree, or an unpruned specimen in a natural garden. It comes in a dwarf variety, too, and is easily propagated with seeds or cuttings. In the wild, rouge plant (Rivina humilis) reaches six feet tall or more. A member of the pokeweed family, it grows best in a natural garden where its not subjected to repeated shearing. Throughout the year, this shrub produces spikes of tiny pinkish white flowers at the branch tips. The blooms are followed by shiny red berries that have been used in dye and rouge production, thus the plants common name. The flowers attract butterflies and the fruit feeds the birds. It adapts to various light conditions, but prefers a moist site. Seedlings often sprout near the parent plant, but it can be propagated with seeds or cuttings, too. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Firebush Rouge plant Tropical sage Caring For Your PlantsThe Warm Seasonby Justen DobbsAs our cool weather turns into warm weather, the daily rains begin and Southwest Florida comes to life. Once you get over the hump of our driest months April and May summer kicks in and our landscapes really begin to bloom. Here are a few tips to remember when transitioning into summer: 1. Check your rain sensor to make sure it is working properly. This will cut down on your water or electric bill and is actually mandated by the city. 2. Water your trees and plants with a hose or manual sprinkler about once a week or more. Do this during April and May when our plants have a most dire need for water. 3. Keep in mind, sprinklers are great for watering lawns, but generally do not soak down deep into the root systems of your larger trees. For them you should have bubblers or drippers that soak the ground down to at least 10 to 12 inches each time. 4. Spraying the leaves of your palms or hardwoods during seasonably dry weather is a good way to keep them healthy and hydrated. Keep an eye on our relative humidity. If the humidity dips below 40 percent, feel free to go out and spray your trees a bit. 5. Ask your lawn maintenance crew or landscapers to fertilize all your plants and trees before the summer rains begin. That is the time that they will have the highest uptake rate. Try to avoid generic fertilizer from the large self-help stores, they do not contain all the trace elements you need and they also tend to sit on the stores shelves for a long time, becoming less effective. 6. Plant your small seedlings or seeds now so they can utilize the next few warm months to sprout and grow. This process can take twice as long in winter months. If you have an established landscape but want to refurbish or improve it, now is also a good time to look around for plants you might like and find places in your yard for them. Make sure to research their ultimate height and water/ fertilizer requirements before buying. If you plant new trees or bushes during our rainy season, you generally dont have to water them and, in the case of any drought-tolerant plants you use, by this winter they should be able to live on their own without irrigation. Justen Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail. com. Summer sun can bake potted plants. A shadehouse helps limit sun exposure.


15 THE RIVER JUNE 7, 2013 Snowy Plover Presentation At CROWSnowy plover breeding season is well under way on Sanibel Island. Take a walk on the beach, and you may be lucky enough to see tiny chicks running around, looking for food. Like most shorebirds, snowy plovers nest right on the beach and are potential prey for a host of predators. Their main defense is camouflage, and they blend so well with the color of Sanibels sand its almost impossible to see them unless theyre moving. Because snowy plovers have declined in numbers over the years, theyre listed as threatened by the State of Florida. In 2002, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) initiated their Snowy Plover Project, along with the JN Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge and the City of Sanibel, to study and protect these vulnerable ground nesters. On Monday, June 10 at 11 a.m., Joel Caouette, SCCFs shorebird monitoring coordinator, will partner with Claudiacontinued on page 19 Snowy plover shading her eggs Ding Darling, Doc Fords Tarpon TournamentOn May 4, two teams represented Tarpon Bay Explorers in the 2nd annual Ding Darling Doc Fords Tarpon Tournament. Brieanna Coffman, Jessica DeGraw, Donna Yetsko and Capt. Steve Yetsko made up the Tarpon Bay Fish-n-Chics. Team Tarpon Bay Fishaholics was comprised of Andrew Pollack, David Lombardi, Steve Maddix and Dave Johns. This tournament was hosted by the Ding Darling Wildlife SocietyFriends of the Refuge and Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille, with the focus on catch, release, care. An honor system with photos taken on-board was used as opposed to the traditional harmful weigh-in method. Anglers had the opportunity to gain extra points by executing a DNA scrub on their catches. The Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge benefited from the tournament, with all proceeds directly profiting wildlife conservation. I am very grateful to Tarpon Bay for sponsoring us in this tournament said Jessica DeGraw. I feel honored to be part of such a wonderful cause. The tournament was followed by the Silver King for Ding after-party. The public was also invited to this event that included the awards ceremony, dinner and a silent auction. Turnout for this event and festivities was outstanding. It is great to see folks come together for a common cause, to support wildlife conservation added Donna Yetsko. Tarpon Bay Explorers is the concessionaire for the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, operating in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Fifteen percent of all sales Tarpon Bay Explorers bring in benefit National Wildlife Refuges throughout the country. To learn more about tours offered at Tarpon Bay Explorers, call 472-8900 or visit www.tarponbayexplorers.com. Team Tarpon Bay Fish-n-Chics Pictured from left is Dave Johns, David Lombardi, Steve Maddix and Andy Pollack of Team Tarpon Bay Fishaholics


THE RIVER JUNE 7, 201316 From page 1Mohawk Projectencased in steel-framed Plexiglas. During their time at sea, the photos will evolve with accumulation of marine life, which will give them a seaworthy patina and life of their own. For divers, the artwork will come into stunning view, as the clear waters allow for 50 to 70 feet of visibility; perfect for viewing the ethereal images. I do the first part. I create them, but then the sea is doing the second part and that makes these pictures really unique, Franke said. His images were mounted on the ship by local dive enthusiasts, including Ramiro Palma, owner of Scubavice Dive Center in Fort Myers. At the end of their underwater exhibition, The Sinking World images will rise to the surface for display at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts galleries in Fort Myers at an opening night reception on October 4. The collection will remain on display until October 26. Ramiro Palma, owner of Scubavice Dive Center, descending to the bottom of the gulf One of Frankes 12 images before its underwater deployment on the USS Mohawk The same image after it was hung on the ship for future scuba divers to enjoy Mounted on the wheelhouse, this image depicts a captain looking out to sea Franke depicts a sailor weight-lifting in his spare time surrounded by marine life photographs courtesy of Kenny Jenkins, Scubavice Dive Center, and Nancy Hamilton, Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau


17 THE RIVER JUNE 7, 2013 From page 3Estate Eventslore and legend of Edisons signature historical plants. Meetings and lectures are open to current Edison Ford volunteers and the public. For additional information, contact the Volunteer Department at 334-7419. Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower, June 12 at 5:30 p.m. The Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting for the new Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops. Edison Ford members and the public are invited to join in tours, refreshments, shopping, book signings, social networking, and entertainment by Danny Morgan. Refreshments for the ribbon cutting will be provided by Centerplate. Edison Ford Celebrates Fathers Day, June 16 Celebrate Fathers Day at the Edison Ford Winter Estates with free admission for dads that includes an audio tour of the homes and gardens, as well as 50% off lunch for dad at The Banyan Refreshment and Picnic Area with Everglades BBQ. Reservations not necessary. The Edison Ford is located at 2350 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. For additional information, call 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. Edison the puppy enjoyed Yappy Hour at the Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops Each of the 12 images measures approximately 2.5 by 3.5 feet The images, encased in Plexiglas, are held in place by magnets Based on his research, the artist envisioned the life of sailors past aboard the WWII ship Some 65 divers participated in the hanging and documentation of Frankes artwork W ith his pro j ect The Sinkin g World Andreas Franke brings a strange, f orgotten underwater world back to life and stages realms of an unprecedented kind www.TheSinkin g World.com


THE RIVER JUNE 7, 201318 Shell Point Kicks Off Summer Concert SeriesShell Point Retirement Communitys 2013 Summer Concert Series kicks off on Tuesday, June 11 with The Naples Jazz Orchestra. The series will also welcome The Sunshine Trio on Thursday, July 11 and The BUZZ, a Sweet Adeline Barbershop Quartet on Friday, August 9. Shell Point Summer Concerts start at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Church. The Naples Jazz Orchestra is a big band in the tradition of the legendary bands of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich and The Tonight Show Band. They will perform the music of the greatest composers, arrangers and bands of jazz. Comprised of some of the finest professional jazz musicians in Florida, the orchestra was formed to provide the highest quality big band jazz experience available to audiences and musicians in Southwest Florida. Tickets are available to the general public for all three concerts. Tickets are $35 for the series of three concerts or $15 for individual concerts. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts or call 4542067. The Naples Jazz Orchestra Art Council Welcomes New Board MembersFor 50 years, the Art Council of Southwest Florida has been the voice of Southwest Floridas nonprofit visual arts community, providing opportunities for education, exhibitions, demonstrations and most recently an interactive website to all member organizations artists. They have grown from a small group of art leagues in 1963, and today there are 18 art groups with a combined total membership of over 6,750 artists covering the five Southwest Florida counties of Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades. Their board members are experienced creative leaders that will keep the Art Council as the most visible non-profit organization to represent the total visual arts community in Southwest Florida. As Southwest Florida continues to grow, they understand the demand for culture and visual arts will be a contributing factor to its economic and future development. For more information about the Art Council of Southwest Florida, visit www.acswf.org/ Sandra Fay Mark, President The Arts Council of Southwest Florida welcomes Sandra back for her second term as their President. Her love for the arts has been a life-long journey. She majored in Art and English at Arizona State University; taught high school Art in California, Japan and Germany. She also has a Master of Arts in Psychology from The New School for Social Research in Manhattan, and completed her Doctorate in Education at the University of Rochester, New Yorl. As an art educator, Sandra firmly believes that there is an artist in each of us. She is also a member of Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs, the Alliance for the Arts, and the Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild. Julie Siler Olander, 1st Vice President Julies arts management experience is truly hands on, serving on 35 boards in 30 years. As a co-founder and board member, and later, president of the board of the Metro West Performing Arts Center, she later served in several capacities, including Assistant to Director and as the Executive Director. She was also VP of the Massachusetts Art Council. She brings her knowledge and passion for the arts to the ACSWF, and she is very excited to share her vast experience in all phases of art and art management. Julie is also a member of The Naples Art Association, where she has taught drawing and painting. John Pappas, 2nd Vice President John was born and brought up in a small town outside of Boston, Massachusetts. After attending local public schools, he attended Northeastern University in Boston, from which he graduated with a BS in Physics. After working 38 years in various capacities for a large manufacturing/research company, he retired in 2003. John took up art, specifically watercolor painting, shortly after retiring. He has taken various art classes at the Art League of Fort Myers, where he still retains membership. He is also a member of the Alliance for the Arts. Dee Cooper, Treasurer Dee has been a full-time Southwest Florida resident for four years, bringing with her 30 years experience in the business world, especially marketing and accounting. She has had a life-long love affair with fabric and fiber, which she creates unique woven jewelry embellished with shells, glass beads and pearls. Dee is also a member and past director of the Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild. LaVon Koenig, Recording Secretary President, Arts of the Inland since the inception in 2011 of this umbrella arts organization, a 501(c)3 for visual, literary and performing artists in the inland area of south Florida. The Arts of the Inlands mission is to facilitate and nurture the creation, development, promotion and education of arts and culture in the inland communities of South Florida. LaVon is also a member and past director of the Lehigh Singers. Barbara Brenton, Corresponding Secretary Barbara spent more than 30 years working throughout the U.S. in two sectors of the financial services industry (securities and real estate). After relocating to Florida in 1998, she became more actively involved in the arts. She has studied at a number of organizations in Florida and across the United States, continually fine-turning her ideas and sensitivity to the creation of art. Her paintings are owned by many collectors and have won numerous awards for her paintings. Barbara is also a member of The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs. Sandra Fay Mark John Pappas LaVon Koenig Julie Siler Olander Dee Cooper Barbara Brenton


19 THE RIVER JUNE 7, 2013 From page 15Snowy PloverBurns, longtime Snowy Plover Project volunteer, to present Secret Lives of Snowy Plovers at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW). The presentation will feature photos of these cryptic birds along with insights into their behavior, which is often completely different than that of birds who nest in trees. This is a rare opportunity to learn about a threatened species that depends on Sanibels beach for its continued survival, as well as to tour CROWs Healing Winds Visitor Education Center and learn more about their efforts to save wildlife through compassion, care and education. CROW is located at 3883 SanibelCaptiva Road, across from The Sanibel School. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for teens, and free for members and children 12 and under. For more information, call 472-3644 ext. 228 or visit www.crowclinic.org. Lab Theater to Present The House Of Yes The House of Yes, by Wendy MacLeoud, is coming to the Laboratory Theater of Florida this summer, directed by Nyykie Rizley, a founding member of the theater. It will star Kathleen Taylor, Todd Fleck, Adam Kazmarz, Nancy Antonio and Tera Nicole Miller. The play has received strong critical acclaim. The San Francisco Chronicle noted the witty family politics and menacing political allegory, while also giving recommendation of the playwrights grip on the art of conversation. .....MacLeod writes funny, frightening dialogue, and she touches the nerve of our cozy, vicarious involvement with acts of public violence, the review stated. The theater is at 1634 Woodford Avenue, Fort Myers. Show dates are August 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24.Tickets, $20 for adults, $12 for students, are available at www.brownpapertickets. com/event/391340. Call 218-0481 or go to laboratorytheaterflorida.com for more information on this play and other upcoming events. Junior Achievement Honors Volunteers And TeachersJunior Achievement of Southwest Florida held its annual appreciation event to honor local volunteers and teachers for their dedication to JAs three teaching pillars of work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. During the 2012-13 school year, Junior Achievement recruited more than 400 volunteers who taught in more than 500 classes in Southwest Florida. It was our honor to bring together so many of our volunteers and teachers who give exceptional dedication and service to our young people and to simply say thank you, said Anne Frazier, president and chief executive officer of Junior Achievement. Our Junior Achievement volunteers, with the support of classroom teachers, directly impacted more than 12,000 students this past year by bringing real-life experiences to our classrooms. We are grateful for their donation of time and talent. During the reception, the following individuals and businesses were recognized for their specific involvement: Key Classroom Business Partners of the Year: IBERIABANK with 25 classes taught, Wells Fargo with 24 classes, and Regions Bank with 19 classes. Volunteers of the Year: Jim Molenaar, Collier County and Dr. Sandra Kauanui, Lee County. Teachers of the Year: Lisa Hanba, Collier County and Amy Rothenberg and Robert Scallan, Lee County. Rookie Volunteers of the Year: Julie Brazill, Collier County and Jeffrey Fusco, Lee County. Jim Shields received the JA Champion Award for being a true champion of the mission and Larry Medley received the JA Lifetime Achievement Award for his 28 years of teaching classes and service to the organization. For more information about volunteering with Junior Achievement, contact Brittany Pickard, program manager for Collier and South Lee County at bpickard@jaswfl.org or Cecilia St. Arnold, program director for North Lee and Charlotte County at cstarnold@jaswfl.org. JA Champion Award: Cecilia St. Arnold, program director; Jim Shields, JA Champion Award winner; Brittany Pickard, program manager; Anne Frazier, president/CEO Key Classroom Partner Award: Brittany Pickard, program manager, with IBERIABANK employees JA Lifetime Achievement Award: Anne Frazier, president/CEO; Brittany Pickard, program manager; Larry Medley, JA Lifetime Achievement Award winner; Cecilia St. Arnold, program director Isabella Rasi 239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044 ENGEL & VLKERS Excellence in Real Estate A step above! International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Staff Your success is my aim.


THE RIVER JUNE 7, 201320 Golfers Raise $58,000 For Food BankGolfers at The Club at Grandezza in Estero raised $58,000 for the Harry Chapin Food Bank during the May 9 tournament. One hundred golfers played and took part in a silent auction that featured golf trips, a python hunt, and a basketball autographed by Dunk Citys favorite Cinderella story, the FGCU mens basketball team. The money translates into $348,000 the food bank can provide in food and services to those in need in Southwest Florida. Thank yous go to Noelle Melanson, chair; Nancy and Dick Klaas; Jo Anna Bradshaw; Cliff Fleming; Shannon ONeill-Dry Zone; auctioneer Scott Robertson; The Club at Grandezza; and Shawn Ward; director of golf and memberships, for their help and support in making the tournament a success. It was a beautiful day on the golf course to support a very worthwhile cause, said Melanson. We appreciate all those who supported the food bank and the golf tournament this year! Birdie sponsors were Audi Fort Myers and Sweetbay Supermarket. Together, they provided $6,000 in sponsorships for the event. Par sponsors were Florida Gulf Coast University, Beverly and Dick Mast, FineMark National Bank & Trust, and United Healthcare. Hole sponsors for the tournament included Alan B. Levi, Broker Associate, Prudential Florida Realty; Banks Engineering; ChopTank Transport; Cliff and Joyce Fleming; DeAngelis Diamond Construction; Durand and Gallentine Investment Group; Gatekeeper Business Solutions; Global Foods; Gulf Citrus Growers Association; Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP; Jo Anna and Wilson Bradshaw; Karen and Indy Pati; Melanson Law, PA; Miller, Helms & Folk, PA., CPAs; Northern Trust; Wallace International Trucks; and Whiddon Welding and Repair. In-kind sponsors were Coca-Cola, Key Real Estate, Kinetico, Panera Bread, and Frantz Eye Care. The News-Press Media Group and Telemundo Fort Myers/ Naples were media sponsors. The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribution to families in need through a network of 160 nonprofit agencies in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties that provide food to more than 30,000 people monthly. Over one million pounds of food are distributed by the Harry Chapin Food Bank monthly. For every dollar donated, about $6 in food value goes back to the community. In the past fiscal year, the Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed more than 15 million pounds of food and other grocery items valued at more than $24.9 million. This is roughly the equivalent of 12.5 million meals to people in need. For additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or visit www. harrychapinfoodbank.org. From left, Jo Anna Bradshaw, Will Schreiber, Frank Durand, Richard Hall and Noelle Melanson Goodwill Golf Tournament Raises Over $11,000 To Benefit Community Goodwill Industries of Southwest Floridas 3rd annual golf fundraiser was held on May 19 at Coral Oaks Golf Course in Cape Coral. Over 100 players put on their golfing shoes for the event, which raised more than $11,000 in gross proceeds to benefit the agencys programs and services. Fred Parham, Ted Myers and Anthony Myers from Myers & Parham walked away with a first place score of 54, while SunTrust finished in second place with 56, and The Thompson Agency finished at third with a score of 57. Despite coming in last place, Gulfcoast Consulting Group walked away with a Bowland bowling party gift certificate to try their hand at another sport. We cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed the Goodwill Golf Classic, said Teely Byrd of Gulfcoast Consulting Group, Inc. Everyone involved was great and the event was extremely organized. We can surely say that we will be back next year to protect our title of the team with the highest score! Contests, raffles and games were all featured during the tournament including a hole-in-one contest that offered a golfing excursion to Pebble Beach valued at $7,500 to the winner. While no one landed an ace on the grand prize hole, Bob Bravard, a teacher at Caloosa Elementary, was lucky enough to get his first career hole-in-one during the tournament on an auxiliary hole, winning a $500 Visa gift card. Ive been playing for 46 years, said Bravard. This is my first hole-in-one. Its great! Another contest was the Fuzzy Dice Game, which gave players a chance to roll a die at a in order move to a closer tee-off point. This year, the Fuzzy Dice Game was run by Florida Sled Hockey Association coach Ron Robichaud and some of the teams players. The team, which is comprised of athletes with physical disabilities and is sponsored by Goodwill, was able to raise more than $430 during the tournament. Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. helps people with disabilities and disadvantages overcome their barriers to employment and independence. In 2012, Goodwill assisted over 30,000 individuals in Southwest Florida. Supported programs include Job-Link employment resource centers, the Four Wheels For Work vehicle assistance program, L.I.F.E. Academy, and the Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise program. For more information about Goodwills programs in Southwest Florida, visit www. goodwillswfl.org. Members of the Gulfcoast Consulting Group golf foursome Miami Begins Defense Of NBA Title After Crushing The Pacers In Game Seven Of Eastern Conference Finalsby Ed FrankThey came home and conquered and, as a result, the Miami Heat advanced to the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year, where they are favored to win their second straight title. Monday nights Game 7 showdown against the Indiana Pacers in Miami was really no showdown at all, with a total domination in every aspect of the game as the star-studded Heat crushed the Pacers 99-76 in the Eastern Conference Finals. LeBron James showed the world why he is the best basketball player in the world and likely will lead Miami to back-to-back titles as they take on the San Antonia Spurs in the NBA Finals that start tonight, Thursday, in Miami. Some say that LeBrons inspirational pre-game talk to his team propelled his team to victory. But speech or not, his on-court performance Monday night when he scored 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds was the real Miami inspiration. It was the second straight year that Indiana fell to the Heat in the Eastern Conference finale. Miami is seeking their third NBA title and San Antonio their fifth. The Spurs are a perfect five-for-five in the NBA Finals. But LeBron has an added incentive to break that string as his first trip to the NBA Finals occurred as a member of the Cleveland Cavilers in 2007, when the Spurs crushed his team in four straight games. Getting back to Mondays lop-sided win over Indiana; we shouldnt feel too sorry for the Pacers, as this team is a far different team from the one that wore Pacers uniforms in November 2004, in the Malice in the Palace the most infamous brawl in NBA history. The Pacers suffered from that awful incident for years both on and off the court as attendance dwindled and reports surfaced that ownership wanted to move the team out of Indianapolis. But the 2012-13 Pacer team represents a good bunch of guys, respectful, approachable and community-minded. They need some added bench strength, and that likely will occur in the off season. You can look for the Pacers to continue to challenge the Heat and be a force in the NBA for years to come. Miracle Continue To Roll Atop Florida State League With a blistering 40-15 (.727) season record, the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team has soared to a 9 1/2 game lead in the South Division of the Florida State League, the best record by far in the entire league.continued on page 22


21 THE RIVER JUNE 7, 2013 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, Now that school is out, my kids who are 8 and 12 will have more time to read. They are great readers and love to read, but my problem is that I am not sure of how to guide their reading selections. Should I worry about this? Kenneth P., Sanibel Kenneth, You are very fortunate to have two children who love to read; thats wonderful. While it may not be critical for you to help your children choose their reading material, its beneficial for you to be involved at least in their reading choices through discussion. To give you an idea of what is going on with reading choices on a national level, here is some data that was collected by Accelerated Reader, a commercial reading program used in a majority of schools, for the 2011-12 school year based on 8.6 million students: In grades 1 to 5, each student read, on average, 41.7 books and 208,098 words In grades 6 to 8, each student read, on average, 13.1 books and 433,308 words In grades 9 to 12, each student read, on average, 5.9 books and 307,206 words Most-Read Titles Overall Grades 1 to 2: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss Grades 3 to 6: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney Grades 7 to 12: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Most-Read Award Winners Caldecott Medal Winner: Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathman (1996) Newbery Medal Winner: The Giver by Lois Lowry (1994) AR notes in their report that the influence of pop culture is significant and that many of the popular books have been made into movies. They also suggest that overall, there are many possible influences for students reading choices, including pop culture, award winners, required reading, and collegeand careerreadiness standards such as the Common Core State Standards. Here may be a helpful technique when working with your younger child. When s/he picks a book that seems interesting, you both should peruse the book and check the size of the font, number of pages and types of illustrations. Read the front and back covers as well to see if the book still appeals to your child. Then, a quick way to determine if the book is an appropriate match for your childs reading level is to have your child read several paragraphs aloud from various sections of the book. If your child can read most of the words without difficulty and can then explain the paragraph, you have most likely found a book in your childs comfort zone that will be a good book selection. For older children who will be choosing a book independently, you may want to have them keep a log of all the titles that they have read, ask them informal questions about the book; for example, why they like it, why are the characters interesting, have they learned any new information from it just keep the dialogue going and show that you are really interested in what your child is reading. Any discussion you have with your children about their reading will serve to increase their reading and comprehension skills. Kids really enjoy it when their parents are involved with their reading activities. 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. 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! Kordonowy GraduatesNicholas L. Kordonowy, a resident of Fort Myers, received a BS degree from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia on May 23. Kor donowy majored in Chemistry-Engineering. GraduateSarah Couch of North Fort Myers was among Carson-Newman Universitys May 2013 graduating class. Couch graduated with a bachelor of arts degree. Student Named To Deans ListAlexis Tebo, a general studies major and resident of Fort Myers, was among the students from Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne who were named to the Deans List for the spring semester, which ended in May. To be included on the Deans List, a student must complete 12 or more graded credits in a semester with a semester grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.4. Local Residents Graduate From ClemsonA pair of local residents graduated from Clemson University on May 10. Casey Elizabeth Hobbs of Fort Myers graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering, and Craig Michael Toggweiler of Fort Myers graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Financial Management. DiBiase Graduates From West PointCadet Anthony DiBiase, son of Tony and Donna DiBiase of Sanibel, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on May 25. DiBiase graduated from The Canterbury School in Fort Myers in 2009. While at West Point, he concentrated his studies in Mechanical Engineering. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army within the Infantry branch and will report to Fort Campbell, Kentucky for his first assignment. Kroll Earns MS DegreeElizabeth M. Kroll, a resident of Fort Myers, was among the record number of graduate degree recipients who earned degrees from The University of Scranton at its postbaccalaureate commencement on May 25. Kr oll earned a Master of Science degree, with a major in curriculum and instruction. Hyatt High School Summer Bridge Program At FGCU June 9 To 14A group of high school students is set to participate in the Hyatt High School Summer Bridge Program hosted by Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) School of Resort and Hospitality Management June 9 to 14. The students will be introduced to the Schools programs, university life, service learning and the hospitality industry. Participating high school students will be housed for three days on the FGCU campus, and two days at the Hyatt Coconut Point Plantation Resort. The program includes lectures by industry professionals and FGCU faculty, culinary demonstrations and tours. The program is funded by Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, with additional support from local hospitality companies. Sponsors include: Hyatt Coconut Point, Hyatt Place, Artichoke & Company, Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze, Carrabbas Italian Grill, Grey Oaks Country Club, Edison & Ford Winter Estates, and Hertz. For more information, contact Assistant Professor Marcia Taylor at 590-7692.


THE RIVER JUNE 7, 201322 Financial FocusIf Rates Rise, What Should You Do With Bonds? by Jennifer BaseyInterest rates are at historic lows. But they will rise eventually. If you invest in fixedincome vehicles, such as bonds, what might higher rates mean for you? As is almost always the case in the investment world, theres no simple answer. First, its important to distinguish between short-term and long-term interest rates. The Federal Reserve is determined to keep short-term rates low until unemployment improves, but, in the meantime, longer-term rates may well rise. Depending on your situation, a rise in long-term rates can present both opportunity and concern. The opportunity: Rising rates can mean greater income if you invest in newly issued bonds. The concern: If you already own longer-term bonds, and rates rise, the value of your bonds will fall. Thats because other investors wont want to pay full price for your bonds when they can get new ones at higher rates. Even if the value of your long-term bonds falls, isnt it worthwhile to hold on to them? After all, as long as your bond doesnt default and if the bond is considered investment grade, a default is unlikely you will get a steady source of income and youll receive the full value of your bond back at maturity. Arent these valuable benefits? They are indeed but they may be more relevant for short-term bonds. Longer-term bonds those of 10-year duration or longer are more subject to inflation risk than shorter-term bonds. Of course, weve experienced low inflation for a number of years, but, over time, even mild inflation can add up. When this happens, and you own a long-term bond whose rate doesnt change, you could face a potential loss of purchasing power. One of the reasons that long-term bonds pay higher interest rates than short-term bonds is because the issuers of longerterm instruments are rewarding you for taking on this additional inflation risk. Consequently, simply holding on to long-term bonds especially very longterm ones, such as those that mature in 30 years may not be the best strategy. If you review your fixed-income holdings and find that they skew strongly toward longer-term bonds, you may want to consider reducing your exposure in this area. If you did sell some of these bonds, you could use the proceeds to help build a bond ladder which may be one of the best ways to invest in bonds. To create this ladder, you need to invest in bonds of varying maturities. When market rates are low, youll still have your longer-term bonds earning higher interest rates, thereby paying you more income. And when market rates rise, you can reinvest your maturing short-term bonds at the higher rates. You must evaluate whether the bonds held within the bond ladder are consistent with your investment objectives, risk tolerance and financial circumstances. If you own bonds, you do need to be aware of where interest rates are and where they may be headed. Nonetheless, as we have seen, you dont have to be at the mercy of rate movements. By keeping yourself informed and choosing the right strategies, you can benefit from owning bonds and other fixed-income vehicles in all interest-rate environments. Before investing in bonds, you should understand the risks involved, including credit risk and market risk. Bond investments are subject to interest rate risk such that when interest rates rise, the prices of bonds can decrease, and the investor can lose principal value if the investment is sold prior to maturity. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Development CityYear BuiltSquare FootageListing PriceSelling PriceDays on Market Sanibel Estates Sanibel1987 3,614 3,439,0002,000,0001681 Harbour PreserveCape Coral2004 4,947 1,998,0001,800,000 61 Orchid RidgeBonita Springs2001 5,266 1,895,0001,780,000 9 Riverwalk Bonita Springs1998 7,078 1,699,0001,500,000 142Town & RiverFort Myers2008 3,922 1,499,9001,310,000 32 Catalpa Cove Fort Myers2002 3,862 1,239,0001,000,000 49 Palmetto PointFort Myers2005 4,207 1,324,900950,000 372Gulf PinesSanibel1981 4,734 1,100,000870,000 257 Shell Harbor Sanibel1995 2,725 1,050,000837,500 184 Town & River Fort Myers1970 2,712 759,000700,000 10Courtesy of Royal Shell Real EstateTop 10 Real Estate Sales Civil War StampsThe U.S. Postal Service has issued a Civil War: 1863 Forever postal stamp. It was introduced on May 23 in Vicksburg, Mississippi at the Vicksburg National Military Park, and at the Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Forever stamps are on sale nationwide at the 46-cent rate. The commemorative se-tenant stamp pair (two designs) is available in a pressure-sensitive adhesive souvenir sheet of 12 stamps at $5.52. Almost 11 million stamps have been printed. The Civil War (1861 to 1865), the most profound conflict in American history, claimed the lives of more than 620,000 soldiers and brought vast changes to the country. In 2013, the Postal Service continues its commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the war by issuing this souvenir sheet of The Civil War: 1863 (Forever) stamps featuring two stamp designs. One stamp depicts the Battle of Gettysburg, the largest battle of the war, while the other depicts the Battle of Vicksburg, a complex Union campaign to gain control of the Mississippi River. Art director Phil Jordan created the stamps using iconic images of the battles. The Battle of Gettysburg stamp is a reproduction of an 1887 chromolithograph by Thure de Thulstrup (18481930), a Swedish-born artist who became an illustrator for Harpers Weekly after the Civil War. The Battle of Vicksburg stamp is a reproduction of an 1863 lithograph by Currier & Ives titled Admiral Porters Fleet Running the Rebel Blockade of the Mississippi at Vicksburg, April 16th, 1863. The souvenir sheet includes comments on the war by Abraham Lincoln, Clara Barton, Rufus R. Dawes (a Union soldier) and William Tunnard (a Confederate soldier). It also includes some of the lyrics of Lorena, a popular Civil War song by Henry D. L. Webster and Joseph P. Webster. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. Presidents ListThe following local residents have been named to the Presidents List at Clemson University for the spring 2013 semester: Alex Andrew Kellum of Cape Coral, who is majoring in chemistry. Amanda Jane Hobbs of Fort Myers, who is majoring in industrial engineering. Casey Elizabeth Hobbs of Fort Myers, who is majoring in industrial engineering. To be named to the Presidents List, a student must achieve a 4.0 grade-point average. Deans List Craig Michael Toggweiler of Fort Myers has been named to the Deans List at Clemson University for the spring 2013 semester. Toggweiler is majoring in Financial Management. To be named to the Deans List, a student must achieve a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale. From page 20Ed FrankAs the week began, the Miracle had won eight of their last 10 games and all but clinched the South Division title for the seasons first half. While this teams roster is loaded with batting, pitching and defensive talent, much credit must be given to first-year Miracle manager Doug Mientkiewicz and his staff who have guided the team. Miracle pitchers E. J. Baxendale (7-0, 1.10 ERA) and Taylor Rogers (5-1, 1.35 ERA) have posted the best records in the league while third baseman Miquel Sano, batting .337, and outfielder Eddie Rosario, hitting .344, are among the top sluggers in the FSL. The Miracle are home tomorrow, Saturday, for a 6:05 p.m. game against Brevard County before departing on a road trip prior to next weekends All-Star Game in Dunedin.


23 THE RIVER JUNE 7, 2013Dr. DaveA Bit Of A Nutcaseby Dr. Dave HepburnOn rare occasions, when I find that my pantry is low on the essential food groups such as Cocoa Puffs, Snickers and Dr. Pepper, I go grocery shopping. Not one to linger too long in the tofu and wheat germ aisle, I slink over to the bulk food section, salivating fondly over these massive barrels of massive calories. When it comes to the cases of nuts, admittedly, I am a bit of a nutcase. I scoop up a large mixture of nuts, flick aside the ugly Brazil nuts, flick in a few more cashews and make for my pantry. But I happen to have two teenage sons/ squirrels nesting in my home. By the time I get around to treating myself, I notice that all of the cashews have mysteriously fallen out of the bag. My Keep your hands off my nuts! command does nothing but garner snickers, which as I mentioned is, in fact, one of the more essential and lovely food groups. Returning later, the almonds have been selectively extricated and are gone. Finally, the walnuts are freed from the mix, leaving me with nothing but a bag of filberts and salt. This drives me... exactly. Nuts, though unquestionably chockfull of fat, just might be the healthiest snack in your cupboard: Almonds A handful of almonds a day will keep the cardiovascular surgeon away. The lowering of LDL cholesterol, known as the mother of all evil cholesterol, is essential for routine heart pump maintenance. In fact, in those who are at risk of heart disease, the aggressive lowering of LDL cholesterol is necessary. According to the nutty professors at Harvard who study these things, a daily handful of almonds can lower LDL cholesterol enough to reduce cardiovascular disease by a whopping 20 percent! In some cases, a handful of almonds may be used instead of cholesterol-lowering medication. Almonds are also rich in folate, a vitamin important in keeping hearts, fetuses, bones and brains healthy. Cashew Gesundheit! These luxurious nuts are nothing to sneeze at. Cashews are rich in selenium, a mineral shown to protect against prostate cancer. (This being the case, my sons should have the healthiest prostates south of Spitzbergen.) Cashews, like most nuts, are best eaten unsalted and raw while the oil is fresh. Like almonds, these nuts are loaded in monounsaturated fats, which is good fat. If good fat makes as much sense as slumber party or cat owner, realize that, like good cholesterol, unsaturated fat acts biochemically to reduce the risk of cancers and coronaries. Walnuts Rich in omega 3 fatty acids, walnuts are, like fish, beneficial in lowering cholesterol. They are also rich in arginine, an amino acid important in the synthesis of nitric oxide, which helps relax tense blood vessels. Pistachios These nuts have been known to cause an unfortunate disease known in the medical field as Pistachio nail. Wrestling vigorously to get at a pistachio may cause scrapes under the tender thumbnail skin, which when further irritated with salt will cause its victim to insert the injured thumb deep into the mouth. Sucking vigorously at the thumb, the victim is often seen simultaneously sifting through the bag for easier pistachios. Peanuts Peanuts are not your normal nut. In fact, peanuts are no more a nut case than Michael Jackson isnt. They are legumes. But as we can salt them, roast them and sell them in the bulk food containers, lets consider them nuts. The average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter sandwiches by the time they graduate from high school. This is not necessarily bad as peanuts are high in fiber, niacin and a powerful antioxidant called reservatol, the same flavenol that gives red wine its reputation as a protector of hearts. Same benefit, less hangover at recess. So, as I sit here with my bag of filberts and salt, my everlasting-prostate sons are fully sated. While a corn doodle or other empty carb snack leaves the snacker hungry again in 30 minutes, a handful of nuts satisfies hunger pangs for several hours. Nut snackers actually eat less, lose weight and have less diabetes. Satisfying, fat, tasty and highly nut-ricious. 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. deaRPharmacistHow To Reduce Pain And Inflammationby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: What do you recommend for strains, sprains and spasms? Im an athlete and have something happen all the time! TS, Dallas, Texas Great! Youre committed to staying fit; Im a gym junkie myself. Studies prove how exercise boosts your cognitive function and memory recall, improves mitochondrial function, spreads healthier DNA and improves mood... makes your jeans look good, too! But one misplaced step can result in an injury that hurts for days, or longer! A sprain refers to a stretched or torn ligament, for example, in the wrist or ankle. Ligaments connect bones to other bones at a joint. Some of you feel a pop when it happens. A strain refers to a stretched or torn muscle/tendon. Strains cause pain, swelling and sometimes muscle spasms. No fun! Medicines usually treat the smoke, not the fire. To quickly improve your level of comfort, consider RICE. The RICE acronym will help you remember essential steps to relieve a strained ankle, wrist or other area. R is for rest. Its important to minimize use of the affected area while it heals. Also important immediately after a strain is the I for ice. Ice reduces swelling that occurs while your body sends blood to bring white blood cells and nutrients to the hurt area. The C is for compression, which also helps with inflammation. Finally, E is for elevation. Keeping the strained joint elevated sometimes decreases inflammation but a physician should be consulted. Certain supplements may provide natural relief for pain and swelling, thus treating the fire. Here goes: Arnica Arnica montana can be taken as homeopathic pellets, or applied directly to your skin. I like Traumeel made by Heel, because it has arnica plus other ingredients that reduce pain and inflammation. Astaxanthin A super nutrient and protective antioxidant, science shows it is remarkable at suppressing NF-kappaB, a chemical pathway in your body that spits out compounds, that when produced in excess, create pain: Prostaglandins, TNFa, IL-1B, iNOS and others. Twelve milligrams of this one is my go-to supplement after excessive boogying at Zumba! Comfrey This herb has been shown to decrease swelling from sprains and strains. It contains allantoin which reduces inflammation. When applied to the skin, Comfrey ointments can help with bruising, pulled muscles and ligaments, sprains, strains and osteoarthritis. Comfrey is sold at health food stores. Magnesium Malate A specific type of magnesium bound to an apple extract (malic acid) which helps muscle spasm and pain, even fibromyalgia. Epsom salt baths are great, toss in a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil. Turmeric and Garlic Cooking with these ingredients (or supplementing) improves muscle recovery and reduces inflammation by suppressing pain-causing cytokines all over the body. Zinc After a trauma or injury, your body requires extra minerals to expedite the healing process. Zinc is particularly supportive for wound healing (and prostate health). Supplementing your zinc and vitamin C may shorten your healing time and rebuild soft tissue connections. 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. To advertise in the Island Sun Call 395-1213 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, Growing up our son seemed different from other boys, but the school and our doctor said he was fine. He married and then emotionally he fell apart. His wife divorced him, he lost his job and he couldnt handle living alone, so we asked him to come back and live with us. Time has passed and now we find our son is severely mentally ill, living with us and we are terrified. His doctor has put him on medication that he refuses or forgets to take. We have health problems ourselves now and have no idea what to do next. Do you have any suggestions? Ebbie Dear Ebbie, Certainly living in terror of your adult child is not acceptable, so what are your options? Continue living in your present situation, move or have your son move. To explore these options, I suggest you call your local Department of Human Services, Adult Services. They may be able to help you directly or suggest resources in the community with which you can make contact. This must be very hard for you. He is your son and despite being fearful I assume you want to help him. However, the current situation does not sound like it is helpful to your son or you and your husband. Pryce Dear Ebbie, Pryce has given you some very good advice. You cannot live in terror in your own home, our homes are supposed to be places of comfort and relaxation, and a safe haven. Your son is ill and needs professional help. If you continue to live in such an environment you will all be ill. Please contact the professionals as soon as possible, as I have experienced circumstances very similar to yours and the results can be absolutely disastrous, if help is not secured. You owe it to yourself, your wife and your sick son. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com.


THE RIVER JUNE 7, 201324 Schools Fundraiser Surpasses GoalCanterbury Schools annual fundraiser, Extravaganza, featured a vintage Pan Am theme Dream Big: The Skys The Limit and the planning committee did just that. The school surpassed its financial goal and raised $164,105 at the gala held last month to support need-based financial aid and scholarships. The event was attended by more than 300 people, and was presented by FineMark Bank and held at the ACI Hangar at Page Field. More than 25 percent of Canterbury students receive some form of needbased merit scholarship and/or financial aid support. This year, Canterbury is providing nearly $1.5 million in financial assistance to local students. The school adheres to the National Association of Independent Schools Principles of Good Practice for Financial Aid in its granting processes. In addition, students of promise can apply for need-based Merit Scholarship opportunities for students entering sixth and ninth grades. The students must apply and meet certain academic requirements, demonstrate leadership qualities and take a qualifying test at Canterbury School. Canterbury School, a private, independent PreK3 through 12th grade college preparatory school in Fort Myers, was founded in 1964 and has an enrollment of 615. The school is dedicated to academic excellence within a caring and supportive community emphasizing character, leadership and service. Connie and Lou Rosellini Fletcher and Fran Reynolds Tom and Linda DiBenedetto Mark Loren and Nikki Carver Larry and Terrilyn Dunford with Lauren Dakos and Lance Dunford Committee members, from left, Kellie Burns, Monique Ward, Anna Smith, Wendy Pollack, Heather Creighton, Kristin Perkins, Brigit te Henning, Deborah Johnson, Cathy Lubner, Allison Goss, Lauren Harris, LouAnn Ozboyaci and Gaither DeLuca Lou Rosellini, Marnie Paulus, Connie Rosellini, Michele Eddy and Brian Roland Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF JUNE 10, 2013ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Cheer up, Lamb. Your emotional impasse will lift once you allow your highly tuned sense of justice to guide you on what to do about an associates questionable behavior. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) News about a project you hoped to work on might need more clarification. Take nothing just on faith. Draw up a list of questions, and insist on each being fully answered. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Giving your time to help others is fine. But dont lose sight of your own needs. Make plans for an energy-restoring getaway with that very special person in your life. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Congratulate yourself on getting that difficult job done to everyones satisfaction. This could be the first of many such challenges you might be offered down the line. LEO (July 23 to August 22) With your enthusiasm soaring again, you feel ready to tackle a tough new assignment. Good for you! And remember: Dont be too proud to accept help when its offered. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Cupid rules the week for single Virgos eager to make a romantic connection. Meanwhile, Virgo couples experience renewed commitment in their relationships. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Home and work issues vie for your attention through early next week. Rely on your Libran sense of balance to keep you from being overwhelmed by either side. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Creative projects might have to go on standby as you tackle other matters making demands on your time and energy. Things should ease by the middle of next week. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your energies are high, and so are your aspirations. But be careful not to let work dominate the week. Its also important to spend time with family and friends. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Its a good time to set aside your pride and stop nursing those hurt feelings. Instead, consider restoring relationships you want to have back in your life. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You might be miffed at not being shown more appreciation for your hard work. But dont brood over it. Recognition comes in its own time and in its own way. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) With your inner creative juices starting to boil and bubble, this is a good time to launch a new arts-related project, or go back and restart the one you had set aside. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of seeing the best in people, which helps encourage them to live up to your perceptions. On June 10, 1692, in Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Bridget Bishop, the first colonist to be tried in the Salem witch trials, is hanged after being found guilty of the practice of witchcraft. In October, on order of the governor, the Salem witch trials, which resulted in the executions of 19 innocent women and men, effectively ended. On June 14, 1777, during the American Revolution, the Continental Congress adopts a resolution describing the design of the national flag. It became known as the Stars and Stripes. On June 13, 1905, pitcher Christy Matthewson of the New York Giants throws the second no-hitter of his career. Matthewson won 31 games and lost only nine, and ended the 1905 season with an earned run average of just 1.28, more than a run and a half lower than the league average. On June 15, 1917, some two months after Americas entrance into World War I, the U.S. Congress passes the Espionage Act. The Act essentially made it a crime for anyone to convey information intended to interfere with the war effort. Anyone found guilty of such acts would be subject to a fine of $10,000 and a prison sentence of 20 years. On June 12, 1940, Edsel Ford agrees to manufacture 9,000 Rolls-Royce-designed engines to be used in British and U.S. airplanes. Edsels father, Henry, who still retained control over the company, personally and publicly canceled the deal, telling a reporter: We are not doing business with the British government or any other government. On June 16, 1961, Rudolf Nureyev, the young star of the Soviet Unions Kirov Opera Ballet Company, defects during a stopover in Paris. Nureyev threw himself into the arms of airport security people, screaming, Protect me! On June 11, 1979, John Wayne, an iconic American film actor born Marion Morrison, dies at age 72. The John Wayne name was created during his first starring role in The Big Trail in 1930. The director didnt think Marion was a good name for an actor playing a tough Western hero. It was Israeli diplomat Abba Eban who made the following sage observation: Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the other alternatives. John Tyler fathered 15 children, more than any other U.S. president in history. He also holds the distinction of being the oldest president with living grandchildren. Tyler was born in 1790, and his son Lyon Gardiner Tyler was born in 1853. Lyon Gardiner, in turn, had children at a rather advanced age for fatherhood. Lyon Gardiner Tyler Jr. was born in 1924, when his father was 71, and Harrison Ruffin Tyler was born in 1928. Both men were still living in 2012, and the younger of the brothers maintained the Tyler family historic home, Sherwood Forest. Those who study such things say that the energy expended by those chewing bubble gum every day could power Los Angeles for the same length of time. The shamrock is often associated with Ireland, so you might be surprised to learn that its not the countrys national symbol. The official symbol is actually a Celtic harp, which makes Ireland the only country in the world to have a musical instrument for its national emblem. Its been reported that Napoleon Bonaparte was afraid of cats. According to a recent survey of married people in the United States, fully onequarter of respondents admitted to receiving a traffic ticket and hiding from their spouse. Nearly that many (24 percent) said they had kept a car accident secret from their husband or wife. In an average year, there will be about 700 tornadoes in the United States. A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. -Sir Winston Churchill THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAYDID YOU KNOW 1. ENTERTAINERS: What actresss original name was Natasha Gurdin? 2. LANGUAGE: What is a dyarchy? 3. TELEVISION: What was the Skippers nickname for Gilligan in Gilligans Island? 4. GEOGRAPHY: On which coast of Africa is the country of Gabon located? 5. ADVERTISING SLOGANS: What companys cookies are baked by elves? 6. HISTORY: What was Attila the Huns moniker? 7. PSYCHOLOGY: What fear is represented by pharmacophobia? 8. GAMES: How many color groups of property are in the game of Monopoly? 9. INVENTIONS: Who invented the Frisbee? 10. ANATOMY: Where are the adrenal glands located in the human body? TRIVIA TEST 1. Natalie Woods 2. Dual governance 3. Little buddy 4. West 5. Keeblers 6. Scourge of God 7. Fear of taking drugs or medicine 8. Eight 9. Walter Frederick Morrison 10. On top of the kidneys ANSWERS25 THE RIVER JUNE 7, 2013 SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the last New York Yankees starting pitcher before Hiroki Kuroda in 2012 to shut out an opponent on two hits or less? 2. In 2012, Alfonso Soriano became the sixth player in major-league history to have at least 1,000 RBIs, 350 homers, 400 doubles and 250 steals. Name three of the first five. 3. Which team was the first in NFL history to block a punt and take the ball into the end zone for the winning touchdown in overtime? 4. When was the last time an NCAA Tournament final in mens basketball was decided by a point? 5. How many NHL teams have gone at least 10-0 in a full calendar month before Pittsburgh did it in 2013? 6. In 2012, Landon Donovan became the third player in Major League Soccer history to win five championships. Name either of the other two to do it. 7. Who was the first American to win a world judo championship? ANSWERS 1. Chien-Ming Wang, in 2006. 2. Barry Bonds, Andre Dawson, Willie Mays, Alex Rodriguez and Gary Shefeld. 3. Arizona, in 2008. 4. It was 1989 -Michigan topped Seton Hall in overtime, 80-79. 5. None. 6. Jeff Agoos and Brian Mullan. 7. Ann-Maria Burns, in 1984.


PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY THE RIVER JUNE 7, 201326 Pan Roasted Florida Vegetables with Garlic and Fresh Herbs 1 large eggplant, large diced (remove skin, if desired) 2 zucchini, large diced 2 large squash, large diced 2 bell peppers, seeded and diced large 6 cloves fresh garlic, minced 12 mushrooms, rinsed and quartered 1 large yellow onion, diced 1/4 cup fresh parsley, hand torn 2 teaspoons fresh oregano (or 1 teaspoon dried oregano) Canola or olive oil for cooking Sea salt to taste Fresh ground pepper to taste Pre heat a large-sized saut pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the hot pan. Add half of the onion to the pan and cook for 2 minutes. Add half of the garlic and all the bell peppers to the onion mixture in the pan. Continue to cook the vegetables in the pan and add all of the yellow squash and zucchini to the pan. Lightly season the cooking vegetables with salt and pepper. Let the vegetables cook until the squash is just crisp-tender (about two minutes). Remove the vegetables from the pan into a large serving bowl. Place the saut pan back over the heat and use a spatula to remove any debris. Once the pan is hot again, add 1 tablespoon oil and the other half of the diced onion. Let the onions cook for 2 minutes and then add the garlic, mushrooms and eggplant. Lightly season the cooking vegetables with salt and pepper. Let the vegetables cook until the eggplant is just tender (about 2 minutes). Remove the vegetables from the pan and place them into the bowl with the other vegetables. Add the fresh herbs to the bowl of vegetables and stir to combine. Serve warm. Pan Roasted Florida Vegetables with Garlic and Fresh Herbs BUILDING CONTRACTOR FINAN C IAL S ERVI C E S THE RIGHT INVESTMENTS IN YOUR IRA CANMAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE. To learn about the bene ts of an Edward Jones IRA, call or visit today.www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC Jennifer L Basey Financial Advisor1952-2 Park Meadows Dr Ft Myers, FL 33907 239-437-5900 C OMPUTERS AIR CONDITIONING & REMODELING We are your One-Stop ContractorCall today for a free estimate!(239) 344-6883 Licensed & Insured: CBC1254276 and CAC1814724 AIR CONDITIONING Sales Service Installation Duct Cleaning 24 Hour Emergency ServiceREMODELING Residential & Commercial Additions Kitchen & Bath Design Water Damage Restoration & Repair Roof Repairs Screen Enclosures Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


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THE RIVER JUNE 7, 201328 CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE ANNUAL RENTAL SERVICES OFFERED SERVICES OFFERED ISABELLA RASIHAPPY TO HELP YOUWITH ALL OF YOURREAL ESTATE NEEDS! RS 1/4 NC TFN 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957ISABELLA RASI(239) 246-4716EISABELLARASI@AOL.COM International Client Base 600 Shops Worldwide Multi-Lingual Sta FOR SALE BY OWNER3BEDROOM/2BATH POOL HOME IONA/MCGREGOR AREA $169,900 CALL FOR DETAILS 239-565-2155 RS 5/10 NC TFN HOUSE FOR SALEDonax St, Sanibel, SF 4/2 Home for sale. $470,000 OBO, Over 2000 SF, built in 1986. No pool. ML#201302314 Call for details 239-825-2608.RS 5/10 CC TFN 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. Purchase completely furnished including all linens, dishes, pots & pans, tableware,2 sleeper couches, recliner, 2 dining tables & chairs, 4 outdoor chairs & folding beach chairs, etc. Call owner 317-293-0915 or email LMSrealtor@aol.com for further information or to make offer. RS 6/7 CC 6/7 COMMERICAL RENTALOFFICE / COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENTPALM COURT CENTER 2424 PALM RIDGE ROAD SANIBEL, Florida HIGHLY VISIBLE GROUND FLOOR SPACE 520 SQUARE FEET MOVE IN CONDITION IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY $750 / MONTH Landlord pays all common maintenance. Call 239-472-6543 or 973-726-3213NS 4/5 CC TFN OFFICE SPACE800 sq/ft. Only 1 space remaining. Great space for a business that needs quick access to mainland. $16.00/sq/ft plus sales tax. Located in Matzaluna Plaza at 1200 Periwinkle Way. Call Mark at 560-5305. NS 5/24 CC 6/7 Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511 RS 1/4 CC TFN VACATION RENTAL BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800 RS 1/4 NC TFN FOR RENTCommunity Housing & Resources (CHR) has apartments for rent to individuals who work full time on Sanibel. Rent based on income. For information call 239-472-1189. RS 3/15 CC 8/30 RE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN QUIET SANIBEL HOME W/PRIVATE BEACH PATH3200 sq ft home in Gulf Pines, one of Sanibels most beautiful & sought after communities. One house from beach w/private beach path. Short walk to Gulf Pines 2 swimming pools & tennis courts; large landscaped lot provides privacy. 3-4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, large open living area, screened porch & several decks. W/D, 2nd fridge, Elevator, 2-car garage. $4,000/mo. + util. Annual rental only. Unfurnished. Landscaping & association fees paid by owner. Avail Oct 2013. Call 917-680-4440. NS 5/31 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALSSANIBELBAY FRONT RESIDENCE This spectacular Bay Front home offers Panoramic Views of the Bay, 4 bedrooms + maids quarters, large garage, pool on Bay and UF. $4,200/mo.472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/Ownersanibelannualrentals.comServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 5/31 BM TFNPAINTING GOATProfessional Painting & Home Maintenance Free Estimates Fully Insured www.paintinggoat.com 239-271-2919RS 4/19 CC TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 1/4 BM TFN SCARNATO LAWN SERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 scarnatolawn@aol.comRS 1/25 BM TFN HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC 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 REMODELINGStan Boring General Contractor239-470-9991Over 40 Years Construction Experience. Remodeling, Cabinetry, Flooring, Carpentry. stanboring@gmail.com NS 6/7 CC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 1/4 NC TFN HELP WANTEDHELP WANTEDPerson to work in marina. Must have boat handling experience. Please call 239-472-5800.NS 5/31 NC TFN HOUSEKEEPER ON BEAUTIFUL CAPTIVATravel time and tolls paid. Call 239-472-5800. 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29 THE RIVER JUNE 7, 2013 CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.comCLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITYThe Sunshine Ambassador Program is a new and exciting volunteer opportunity offered at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida located within HealthPark Medical Center. The Sunshine Ambassadors will greet, assist and be a positive rst point of contact for patients, families and visitors entering the hospital. The Ambassadors also make a difference to families by providing educational and healthful resources to assist in GRANDparenting for GRANDchildren. We are currently seeking year-round volunteers to work one 4-hour shift Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. If you would be interested in learning more about this wonderful new opportunity, please contact Lisa Ellinwood, Volunteer Resources Coordinator at 239-343-5062 at the Golisano Childrens Hospital.NS 2/8 CC TFN 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 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 HELP WANTED WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280 RS 6/7 CC 8/30 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION GARAGE SALE:Sofa Bed, 42 round glass top table w/4 chairs, shing rods and reels,blankets, chairs, rugs, pictures and lots of miscellaneous items. No early sales! Sat. June 8th 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 9307 Dimmick Drive (1 mile past Sanibel school on left)NS 6/7 CC 6/7 FOR SALEDINING ROOM TABLE, CHAIRSRobb & Stuckey glass and marble 6-place dining room table & chairs. Barely used. See photos at www.sanibel rst.com.NS 6/7 CC 6/7 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 HELP WANTEDWe are looking for energetic hard working staff to join us at our newest Doc Fords location, located on beautiful Captiva Island. Hiring all positions full and part time. With opportunities for advancement. We offer Health, Dental and Vision insurance for all full time staff. If you would like to be part of a great family team and have amazing year round income, come and apply in person 10am-noon at either our Sanibel or Ft. Myers Beach locations. OR Join us at our Job fair on June 11th 10am-3pm at Doc Fords Ft. Myers Beach 708 Fishermans WharfNS 5/31 CC 6/7 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 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.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


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 Pets Of The Week THE RIVER JUNE 7, 201330 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 Historical Society ........................................939-4044 Southwest Florida Museum of History ......................................321-7430 True Tours .................................................................................945-0405 My name is Sunshine. Im a two-year-old American Staffordshire bull terrier and Labrador mix and Im a shining example of a dog with a sunny outlook on life. I havent met a dog or person I didnt like. I can walk by your side better than any show dog. Nobody appreciates a pet and a scratch more than me. Im low maintenance and have a lot of love to give. Come see me so I can be the sunshine of your life. My adoption fee is $35 (regularly $75) during Animal Services Kitten Smitten adoption promotion. Im Sue, a one-year-old playful, petite and precious brown tabby. The volunteers say I have perky personality. Why not stop by the shelter and meet me in person. My adoption fee is $25 (regularly $50) during Animal Services 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. Sue ID# 561915 Sunshine ID# 561243 photos by squaredogphoto.com


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THE RIVER JUNE 7, 201332 Shelter Dogs To Graduate From Second Chance ProgramThe Gulf Coast Humane Society and the Fort Myers Work Camp announce the first graduating class from the Second Chance Pals program. Four dogs will graduate from the program on June 13 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Second Chance Pals Program places homeless shelter dogs in an obedience training program with carefully selected inmates. The dog training program, taught by K-Nine Connections, teaches inmates how to obedience train dogs during an intensive eightto 16-week course. Upon graduation, the dogs are highly adoptable and possess obedience skills such as how to heel, sit, recall and stay. They are also house trained, leash trained and responsive to voice commands and some hand signals. All the dogs graduate with their Canine Good Citizen certification and some of the dogs will continue further to be certified as therapy dogs. Major Scott Anderson spearheaded this relationship with the Gulf Coast Humane Society and said, We are proud of this partnership that not only helps the inmates, but also provides a service to Lee County. Warden Reid of Charlotte Correction Institute and Fort Myers Work Camp, said, We are really excited about the partnership we have developed with Gulf Coast Humane Society. It has given our men a sense of responsibility and pride to be a part of a program that assists the community and provides the dogs they work with an opportunity to become favorable for adoption. For more information about the Fort Myers Work camp or Second Chance Pals Program Graduation contact Major Anderson at 332-6915. For the Gulf Coast Humane Society or how to adopt a Second Chance Pals Program dog, call 332-0364 or email: Jennifer@gulfcoasthumanesociety.org. Bella and her inmate handler RIV www.nervousnellies.net et Where its Happy Hour all the time!!! FREE MARINA DOCKAGE with Dock Attendants Assistance 10% OFF Offer valid with Cash payments only... No credit cards. ONE COUPON PER TABLE Can not be used with any other offer. 18% Gratuity may be added to bill before discount. 11am 10pm, Expires June 21, 2013 WERE PLAYING THROUGH...STRAIGHT TO GREAT FOOD! CELEBRATE FATHERS DAY AT NERVOUS NELLIES!!! DAD WILL LOVE TO RELAX NEXT TO OUR WATER HAZARD. D A D W I L TO REL A TO O UR HAZ A TREAT DAD TO ALL HIS FAVORITES... Lunch, Dinner, Snacks in Between11am-10pm Summer Blood ShortagesLee Memorial Blood Centers and Goodwill Industries have teamed up during the month of June to help combat summer blood shortages. The first 10 donors at each of the Goodwill locations below will receive a $5 Goodwill gift certificate as well as a Blood Center T-shirt and a $25 gift certificate to participating Napa Auto Care Centers for any car service. June 6 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 4716 Chiquita Blvd., Cape Coral 3 to 6 p.m. 3226 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral June 13 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 15615 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers 3 to 6 p.m. 19401 San Carlos Blvd., Fort Myers June 14 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 1404 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres June 20 9 a.m. to noon 8951 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs 1 to 4 p.m. 10351 Corkscrew Road, Estero June 24 9 am. to 2 p.m. 1500 NE Pine Island Road, Cape Coral For more donor and age requirement information, call 343-2333 or visit Lee Memorial Health Systems Blood Centers. A pint of blood can be donated every 56 days. NARFE June MeetingThe NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association), South Lee County Chapter #1263, will meet on Thursday, June 20 at 11:30 a.m. at the Golden Corral, 4690 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. The guest speaker will be a representative from the Florida Senior Medicare Patrol, discussing Medicare fraud prevention. For additional information, call 4826713.