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FREETake Me Home VOL. 12, NO. 24 JUNE 21, 2013From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Alliance Announces Winners In 27th Annual All Florida Juried ExhibitionMore than 100 artists submitted nearly 300 pieces for consideration in the Alliance for the Arts 27th annual All Florida Juried Exhibition. This years juror, Frank Verpoorten, director and chief curator at The Baker Museum of Arts in Naples, narrowed the list to 50 pieces which were presented to the public on May 31. Winners were announced during the reception and prizes were awarded. Laura Waller was awarded $750 for Best in Show for her oil painting Owls Head. Bonnie Langenfeld won a $250 Golden Paints gift certificate for her second place fiber art piece Everglades Avenue. Megan Kissinger won $100 for her third place acrylic painting In Singing, Not to Sing The Oven Bird. Judith Anderson and Deborah Martin both won Jurors Choice awards for Whaleback Light (paint/fiber) and Elephant I (mixed media on Kozo paper), respectively. The juror led an hour long gallery walk on June 1, which was attended by more than 60 people. The All Florida Exhibit is sponsored by FineMark National Bank & Trust. It remains on display in the Alliance Main Gallery through Friday, August 2 during normal business hours (Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during GreenMarket). The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Owls Head, oil panting by Laura Waller, which was selected Best in Show Everglades Avenue, fiber art by Bonnie Langenfeld, was awarded second place Singing, Not To Sing The Oven Bird, an acrylic painting by Megan Kissinger, took third Elephant I, mixed media by Deborah Martin, was a jurors choiceTaste Of The GardenA Taste of the Garden will showcase vegetables, fruits and herbs harvested at the Roots Heritage Urban Food Hub (RHUFH) Farm and Garden. Family favorite recipes from Caribbean, Creole/Cajun and deep south traditions will be featured in cooking demonstrations by gardeners graduating from the RHUFH Urban Farmers In Training (UFIT) program. The recipes were donated by UFIT participants and garden patrons, who will be on hand to share samples and recipes. The public is welcome to attend the event on Saturday, June 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at RHUFH, located at 3903 Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard, two miles east of Fowler Street. The farms produce stand is open daily. RHUFH was established three years ago to make produce more accessible in a food desert area of Fort Myers so that community residents could eat more healthy. Gardeners are able to sell what they grow at an on-site farmers market produce stand, which they help operate. The young people now graduating from the Roots Food Hub UFIT program continued on page 16Taste Of Lee Event Returns To Fort MyersMore than 1,200 people are expected to flock to downtown Fort Myers on Saturday, June 29 for the annual Taste of Lee. This event is a collaboration between UF/IFAS Lee County Extension and the Caloosa Rare Fruit Exchange. It is a display of locally-grown tropical fruits and vegetables. An emphasis is placed on the unusual fruits that many people have not seen or tasted. There will be free tastings of locally grown fruits and vegetables and freshly caught sea food. Farmers and fishermen will also bring their edibles for sale including cheese, honey, herbs, fruits, vegetables and seafood. Tropical fruit trees will also be for sale. Taste and buy what local farmers and your neighbors are growing. Free classes will be offered by experts in herbs, making teas, growing tropical fruits, food preservation, growing tropical fruit trees and edible natives. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Fort Myers, 1735 Jackson Street. General admission is $2 and children 12 and continued on page 4 Whaleback Light, fiber and paint by Judith Anderson, was a jurors choice


THE RIVER JUNE 21, 20132 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now Hugh MacDonald Houseby Gerri Reaves, PhDIn 1900, Hugh McDonald, Jr. built a modern, well-appointed house on the Caloosahatchee. It was an era when that section of First Street east of Fowler began to gain a reputation as Millionaires Row, as wealthy out-of-towners discovered Fort Myers and built winter homes. Just east of the D. Augustus G. Floweree home and two doors down from the John T. Murphy (now Murphy-Burroughs) home, McDonalds two-and-one-half story wooden house stood on a river lot at the foot of Woodford Avenue. The undated historic photo taken from a boat or pier pictures the rear view of the house probably only several years after it was constructed. Although citrus trees are established, theres no sign of the auto garage or planked wharf of the 19-teens. Nor is there a seawall, which property owners in that area completed at their own expense by 1912. The historic photo of the homes interior reflects the somewhat fussy Victorian style prevalent at that time like that of the public areas in the Royal Palm Hotel, which opened in 1898 only a short walk from McDonalds house. Notice the wicker furniture, elaborate piano, intricate electric-lights fixtures, shelves laden with knick-knacks and dark wallpaper. Underneath that parlor rug is the parquet floor, which was installed in the new house in July 1901, according to the local press. McDonald was a well-respected transplant from Kentucky. Like many newcomers with time and know-how to spare, he threw himself into a flurry of civic activity after settling in Fort Myers. He served on the Board of Trade and perhaps was a founding member in 1903. He remained in that organization as late as 1913. The boards initial goal was to secure an Atlantic Coast Line Railroad extension from Punta Gorda, which was achieved in 1904. McDonald also was a trustee for the Fort Myers Association Packing House, which was located on the river at the foot of the railway. McDonald also entered the land-development business early on. In 1909, he advertised large lots for developing along Woodford Avenue between First and Second. His land extended from the river to south of Second Street, encompassing what eventually became the Hugh McDonald subdivision on the west side of Woodford and Woodford Park on the east side. continued on page 6 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 This interior dcor reflects the Victorian aesthetic of the day courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society Caloosa Harbour now stands on the former McDonald property photo by Gerri Reaves Hugh McDonald, Jr. built this house on the Caloosahatchee in 1900 courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society


3 THE RIVER JUNE 21, 2013 Fort Myers Public Art: Museum Without Walls App Now Availableby Tom HallThere are 46 public artworks interspersed throughout the City of Fort Myers. The local Public Art Committee has put together a map identifying where each can be found, but there is not much information in it about the artists or the history of each piece. Both www.MyRiverDistrict.com and Art Southwest Florida (www.artswfl. com) provide photos and information about the artworks, but that doesnt help much when youre in Centennial Park looking at Fire Dance, Uncommon Friends or the Buckingham and Page Army Airfields Memorial. Well, thanks to a grant from the City of Fort Myers, you can now access information about our public artworks on your smart phone while you are standing right in front of the piece! The enabling apps are furnished by two online public art registries. One is Manhattan-based cultureNOW; the other is the Public Art Archive in Denver. By partnering with cities across the nation, these cutting-edge registries have created a national digital public art gallery. Its amazingly simple. If you have an Android or iPhone, go to your apps store right now. Locate cultureNOW, Museum Without Walls, and choose the national option. It will cost $1.99 to download the app. Because of the apps embedded GPS technology, it will automatically bring up Fort Myers collection. You now have at your fingertips detailed information about our entire public art collection, including location maps, tour routes, and historical data. Soon, it will even be possible for you to listen to podcasts recorded by the artists, architects and public officials involved in commissioning, creating and installing each artwork. These apps propel Fort Myers into the modern age. Because they know where you are, the apps do away with the expense of placing QR Codes (those cryptic black-and-white square labels you see everywhere) on the artwork or a nearby plaque. They also do away with the need for hotels, restaurants and retailers to purchase and display brochures, maps or other hand-outs. And when winter residents and tourists go back home, the same apps will enable them to learn about the public artworks where they live, work and play as there are already more than 12,000 public artworks from Boston to Los Angeles and New Orleans to Minneapolis in each registrys growing database.continued on page 6 The Museum Without Walls app is now available to smart phone users. Pictured is Barbara Hill and Lydia Black, executive director of Lee County Alliance for the Arts 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 21, 20134 Residential Garbage Rates DecreaseLee County garbage rates are recommended to decrease next year by nearly 1.5 percent. The average household is expected to pay about $2.50 less in fiscal year 2014 for weekly curbside garbage, recycling, yard waste and electronics disposal service if approved at a Board of Lee County Commissioners public hearing, to be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25. The hearing will be held in the Lee County Commission Chambers at the Old County Courthouse, 2120 Main Street in downtown Fort Myers. The reduction would affect homeowners in unincorporated Lee County, the City of Bonita Springs and the Town of Fort Myers Beach. The proposed reduction rate is 1.44 percent. Combined with the fiscal year reductions since 2009, homeowners will pay $48 less annually, if the new rate is approved. The average household rate is $176.50. The reduction in part is due to operational savings, increased revenue through recycling and electrical production and sales from the Waste To Energy Facility. Commercial customers also likely will see reduced garbage bills because the Lee County Solid Waste Division is recommending that the municipal solid waste disposal gate fee be decreased by 6.25 percent. But some commercial customers often change their garbage service level at various times during the year. Solid Waste is recommending that commissioners approve a 1.8 percent increase to the franchised hauling contractors for collection fees only (not disposal cost), as franchise haulers have experienced higher costs from equipment and fuel expenses. The Solid Waste Division provides a local full service system for residents and businesses that continuously meets operational and regulatory requirements, Director Lindsey Sampson said. The cost to residents and businesses for this system has remained stable even when major facility development and upgrades have been installed. Its the divisions goal to maintain this stability to the extent reasonable. For more information, visit www.leecounty.com or call 533-8000. Dominican Boy To Visit Sponsors Following Surgerysubmitted by Colleen Howe, President, Rotary Club of Cape Coral NorthFive-year-old Dominican Republic native Said Menard recently underwent lifesaving open-heart surgery, thanks in part to the efforts of Rotary Club Cape Coral North. Said is a beneficiary of the Rotary Gift of Life International program. He and his mother, Sumergris Vargas, planned to visit club members on June 19 at the Palmetto Pine Country Club in Cape Coral. Said was born with a life-limiting congenital heart condition. Known as a blue baby, his heart didnt pump the oxygen needed to thrive. Discovered during a Rotary Gift of Life International medical mission to the Caribbean country, Said and his mother were issued emergency visas to come to the United States for lifesaving open-heart surgery at Holtz Childrens Hospital in Miami. The local Rotary Club provided housing, transportation and financial support. Given her sons grave prognosis and Rotarys offer, Sumergris and Said boarded an airplane and left their country for the very first time. Under the care of Rotary, they have stayed in member homes, traveled with them to and from Miami, shared meals and attended doctors appointments. Everyone involved experienced the pre-surgery nerves, complication stress and finally recovery joy, right along with Sumergris and her family. They have become part of the Rotary family. The Rotary Club of Cape Coral North not only helped save the life of Said with their generosity and compassion, but greatly impacted the lives of Saids family, relatives and friends. They truly have exemplified Rotarys motto of Service Above Self, said Steve Agius, President of the Rotary Gift of Life of Florida. Said continues his recovery and prospects are good for a healthy future. He and his mother will return home to the Dominican Republic soon. From page 1Taste Of Leeunder are free. There is no pre-registration, parking is free and hourly raffles are planned. Also, a Carmen Miranda lookalike contest is slated for noon. The adult prize is $50 and the youth prize is $25. The event present a wealth of knowledge provided by UF/IFAS Extension Agents as well as numerous Caloosa Rare Fruit members and UF/Extension Master Gardeners who will be on hand to answer your questions. UF/IFAS Extention is under the umbrella of Lee County Parks & Recreation. Call 533-7504 or visit lee. ifas.ufl.edu or www.leeparks.org for more information. 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Daily www.threecraftyladies.com Make It & Take It Bead Bracelet Every Thursday $4.75Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Tropical Fabrics Tropical Fabrics Novelty Yarn Novelty Yarn Quilting Notions Quilting Notions Beads Beads Scrapbook Scrapbook Papers Papers Childrens Crafts Childrens Crafts Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Crafts Gifts Shell Crafts Gifts Find us on WE WILL PAY YOUR TOLL!!!Spend $55 and bring us your toll receipt for a full refund! 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 To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


5 THE RIVER JUNE 21, 2013 Arts For ACT Gallery Exhibit OpeningJoin Arts for ACT Gallery, located at 2265 First Street in downtown Fort Myers on Friday, July 5 from 6 to 10 p.m. for the opening reception and Art Walk for July 2013. This month, ACT Gallery will feature over 75 artists who entered the annual open themed show. Artists were given three creative themes to choose from: Story Book Magic, Far Away Places and Silhouettes & Shadows. Over 100 artists competed in the exhibits. The to be announced judge will pick the first, second, third and honorable mention prizes before July 5. You can expect to see eclectic, whimsical and endearing paintings and sculptures of storybook magic and far away place done in acrylic, watercolors, collage, oils and photography. Silhouettes and Shadows entries proved to be very thought provoking and imaginative. Entries ranged from professional to emerging, selftrained and outsider to highly skilled. These creative artists came together to share these special group exhibits and to support the Arts for ACT Gallery. This exhibit continues through Monday, July 29. For more information, call the gallery at 337-5050 or visit www.artsforactgallery.com. Starry Skies by Lisa Friedus Untilted by Alisha Koynai FREE MARINA DOCKAGE with Dock Attendants Assistance RIV www.nervousnellies.net Where its Happy Hour all the time!!! 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 28, 2013Lunch, Dinner, Snacks in Between11am-10pmFRIDAY, JUNE 21 SPRING INTO SUMMER WITH A SIZZLING GREAT TIME!GATOR COUNTRY 101.9 LIVE MUSIC MULTIPLE BANDS HAPPY HOUR ALL NIGHT GIVEAWAYS SUMMERTIME BBQ FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY 2PM-10pmPLAN YOUR FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION AT NERVOUS NELLIES Details to Follow...Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER JUNE 21, 20136 Ostego Bay Marine Science Summer CampThe Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center is accepting applications for its annual Marine Summer Camps. Each session includes exciting and instructional materials in addition to a graduation luncheon held on the final day. Campers will explore some of the local barrier islands and the waters of Estero Bay. Scheduled field and beach trips introduce campers to sea grass communities, plankton populations, mangrove tangles and bird nesting areas. The staff of state certified teachers offers a wide diversity of expertise providing highly personalized instruction. The camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday: June 17 to 21: Loggerheads (9 to 11 years old) June 24 to 28: Sea Stars (6 to 8 years old) July 8 to 12: Tiger Sharks (12 years and older) July 15: Loggerheads and Sea Stars (6 to 11 years old) July 22: Sea Stars Camp (6 to 8 years old) The Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center is located at 718 Fishermans Wharf in Fort Myers Beach. It is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. seasonally. For information and registration, call 765-8101 or go to www.ostegobay.org. From page 3 From page 3Museum Without Walls AppThe registries are already at work connecting the world to Fort Myers. For example, cultureNOW recently chose Fort Myers as its featured collection for the month of May. Subscribers around the country are this very minute learning for the first time that historic Fort Myers is a hip cultural destination with an emerging public art presence. Who knows? One of those readers may even be an executive looking for a place to hold their next corporate convention.An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to www.truetours.net. Florida Aquarium Tropical Fish ExpoThe Florida Aquarium Tropical Fish Expo will be held at the Holiday Inn Airport at Town Center in Fort Myers from Thursday, June 20 through Sunday, June 23. The show will feature vendors, guest speakers and exhibitors displaying tropical fish. In addition, a giant fish auction will be held on Sunday beginning at 11 a.m. and lasting until the final fish is sold. For more details, show hours and registration information, visit www.flafishshow.com. English Country DancingLearn the social dances of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries at the Wa-ke Hatchee Recreation Center. Lessons are offered on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. all year round. Dr ess is casual, and participants should wear flat shoes with non-slip soles. Partners are not necessary, and beginners are welcomed. Lessons are free after a one-time payment of $10, which covers lifetime membership to Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center. Contact Gillian Carney at 6039828 or email fortmyersdancers@hotmail.com. Also, visit http://dancefl.us/ ecd/FtMyersECD.shtml.Wa-ke Hatchee Recreation Center is located at 16760 Bass Road in Fort Myers. Call 432-2154 for more information. From page 2McDonald HouseAlthough little is known of McDonalds time in Fort Myers, which seems to have been about 25 years, sources indicate that his house lasted into the mid-twentieth century before being demolished. Today, Caloosa Harbour Sunrise Senior Living exists on the land where McDonald settled as Fort Myers entered a new century, although infill has enlarged the original parcel. Take a stroll down First Street to the neighborhood where many early citizens built spacious riverside houses. Then walk a few blocks to the Southwest Florida Museum of History, where you can learn more about the people who visited downtown more than a century ago and liked it so much they came back to stay. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Be sure to further indulge your curiosity about the people and places in local history at the Southwest Florida Historical Societys research center. Visit the all-volunteer non-profit organization 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 the Fort Myers Press. Greeters Club July MeetingDo you enjoy meeting new people, attending interesting events and activities and engaging conversation? Then search no further! You are welcome to attend the Thursday, July 18 luncheon meeting of the Greeters Club of Greater Fort Myers. It is held on the third Thursday of the month at the Colonial Country Club, located at 9181 Independence Way in Fort Myers. There will be an opportunity to find out about our activities, meet members and enjoy an interesting program. Call today to make a luncheon reservation (cost is $20 per person) and to find out more about joining this dynamic group of Lee County women. Contact Marie Gaither at 791-8966 or email wmgaither@aol.com. You can also check us out on Facebook at Greeters of Fort Myers. Extreme Mailbox Makeover Winner AnnouncedJames Shelak of Cape Coral has been named as the winner in the U.S. Postal Services Extreme Mailbox Makeover contest, which was held during May. Shelak, a retired Signal-Construction foreman for Norfolk Southern Railroad, said he wanted a mailbox different from everybody else but something that reflected back to me. Shelak hand built his contest winning battery operated train mailbox. When the mailbox door is opened, the lights flash, bells ring and a train whistle blows. Postal customers had the opportunity to spiff up their mailboxes and enter the competition. The winner was selected by the Postal Services Consumer Advisory Council based on creativity and compliance with postal regulations. Shelak will receive two sheets of FirstClass mail customized photo postage stamps. In addition, photos of his mailbox will be on display during July at the Page Field Post Office, located at 2655 N. Airport Road, and the Cape Central Post Office, located at 1030 SE 9th Avenue. Hortoons


7 THE RIVER JUNE 21, 2013 15631 San Carlos Boulevard Fort Myers, Florida 33908 Phone: 239-489-3311 FAX: 239-489-4983 www.furniture-world.net Email: furniture-world@comcast.net GladiolusMcGregorSummerlin Rd.San CarlosFrom SanibelFrom Ft. Myers Beach DESIGNER CONDO FURNITURE PACKAGE $6299PACKAGE DETAILS: Living room includes a Stanley Chair Sofa sleeper and loveseat with rattan occasional tables and plasma stand. Dining room has a glass topped table with six side chairs that matches the living room tables. Master bedroom has a king sized bed with two nightstands and a six drawer dresser with mirror. We have included and an allowance for five lamps of your choice.Let us complete the look with wall dcor and accessories. New Goodwill LIFE Academy Construction Nears CompletionWhen Lee County schools open for the 2013-14 school year on August 8, the Goodwill LIFE Academy will open in a new location. Construction is nearing completion at the schools new facility at 5100 Tice Street in Fort Myers. The eight-year-old school, which had previously been located at Tarpon Street and Seminole Avenue in Fort Myers, will relocate in late June. A ribbon-cutting and school-warming celebration is planned for July 10. The Goodwill LIFE Academy is a Lee County charter middle and high school for students with intellectual disabilities, ages 11 through 22. The new location will feature seven classrooms, a bus ramp area, a large kitchen, dedicated library and computer lab, and other accommodations. The new location is part of the future Goodwill Opportunity Center, a 130,000-square-foot facility which will house Goodwill Industries of Southwest Floridas administrative offices, retail headquarters and mission-based operations. LIFE Academy principal Lynn Pottorf, her faculty and staff have spent the last several weeks packing up the school in preparation for the mid-June move. This is the next phase in the LIFE Academy journey, said Pottorf. And its filled with new opportunities for growth and expansion of our programs. LIFE Academy students have been integral in the moving process as well. In February, students traveled to the new location a then-vacant warehouse to perform a ceremonial demolition. Several students, along with staff and board members, swung a sledgehammer at the walls to mark the start of construction. The students have been very excited because theyve been a part of it, added Pottorf. They got to see the drawings and even break the wall. Everybodys just excited. Students have also been preparing items for a time capsule, which will be buried at the new location after the Fall 2013 semester begins. The new Goodwill LIFE Academy location was designed by Lawson Group Architects and built by Owen-Ames-Kimball. Interior design consultation was provided by Norris Home Furnishings. The Goodwill LIFE Academy is a tuition-free, open-enrollment Lee County charter school. The schools curriculum is designed to promote self-advocacy, and develop life skills for independent living, by focusing on academic skills, daily life skills and vocational/workforce skills. For more information about the Goodwill LIFE Academy, visit the schools website at www.GoodwillLIFEAcademy.org or call 334-4434. The new Goodwil LIFE Academy, still under construction Artists rendering of the completed facility


THE RIVER JUNE 21, 20138 Along The RiverThere are a lot of local activities to entertain and educate children (and adults!) during the summer months. On Saturday night, join Fort Myers car enthusiasts at the Downtown Car Cruise-In in the historic River District. Held on the fourth Saturday of every month, the event features vintage, modern and unique cars from 4 to 8 p.m. along with a DJ spinning classic rock with trivia. All cars welcome to the free event. For more information, call 1-855-732-3836. The Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center is still accepting applications for its annual Marine Summer Camps. Each session includes exciting and instructional materials in addition to a graduation luncheon held on the final day. Campers will explore some of the local barrier islands and the waters of Estero Bay. Scheduled field and beach trips introduce campers to sea grass communities, plankton populations, mangrove tangles and bird nesting areas. The staff of state certified teachers offers a wide diversity of expertise providing highly personalized instruction. The camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday: June 24 to 28: Sea Stars (6 to 8 years old) July 8 to 12: Tiger Sharks (12 years and older) July 15: Loggerheads and Sea Stars (6 to 11 years old) July 22: Sea Stars (6 to 8 years old) The Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center is located at 718 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach. It is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. seasonally. For information and registration, call 765-8101 or go to www.ostegobay.org. On Tuesday, June 25 from 5 to 7 p.m., the Edison & Ford Winter Estates presents KIDding Around with Edison Ford Wild Wizards The topic is Engineer Like Ford. Kids will design, test and build a balloon car. The Edison & Ford Winter Estates is located at 2350 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For information, call 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org. On Wednesdays beginning on June 26, The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center (SBDAC) is offering African Drumming Learn To Play The Djembe Drum at 5:30 p.m. All levels are invited and drums are provided. Also on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., the SBDAC offers African Dance workout classes. The cost is $120 for six week or both classes for $180. Single classes are $25 or $35 for both. Advanced registration is required and classes are taught by Ndakhte Ndiaye. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in the heart of downtown Fort Myers historic River District. For more information, call 283-7885, email sharingafrica@yahoo.com or go to www.sbdac.com. On Thursday, June 27, the Gulf Coast Symphony presents a special program for kids and their families at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. The Summer Family Concert series offers children of all ages the chance not only to experience live symphonic music, but also to interact with the musicians and their instruments in a Musical Discovery Zone. The fun begins at 1 p.m. with activities in the lobby; the concert begins at 2 p.m. The Summer Family Concert features Prokofievs Peter and the Wolf. The narrated composition tells the story of a young boy and his adventures with some animal friends -and a big, bad wolf. Different characters in the story are represented by different instruments in the orchestra and different musical themes, making for an exciting interplay of story and music. In the Musical Discovery Zone prior to the concert, kids can meet musicians from the orchestra and can try their own hand at playing some instruments. Games, interactive presentations, and special treats provide both entertainment and insight that help kids enjoy and appreciate the concert that follows even more. The Summer Family Concert series continues with musical versions of Aesops Fables, including The Tortoise and the Hare, The Fox and the Grapes and The Ants and the Grasshopper. Different characters in the stories are represented by different instruments in the orchestra and different musical themes, making for an exciting interplay of story and music. Tickets are $7 for kids (under 18) and $10 for adults. Discounted rates are available for groups of 10 or more. The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall is located at 13350 Edison Parkway, Fort Myers. Call 481-4849 or go to www. bbmannpah.com. The Gulf Coast Symphony will perform Prokofievs Peter and the Wolf on June 27 as part of Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Halls Summer Family Concert series See classic cars in the historic downtown Fort Myers River District. The event is free Sanibel Island, Florida WORLDS BEST BREAKFASTLighthouse Cafe Please visit our River Weekly News online advertisers at www.islandsunnews.com. 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9 THE RIVER JUNE 21, 2013 Goodwills Annual Teddy Bear DriveGoodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. is seeking local businesses to hold teddy bear drives for Goodwills 7th annual Festival of Trees. Imagine a magnificent nine-foot tree with 200 cuddly teddy bears covering every inch it, with even more bears in baskets surrounding it. Then, imagine the joy on the faces of countless children when that tree is delivered to them. Join Goodwill in collecting new, stuffed bears for its annual A Very Beary Christmas Tree. Goodwills bear tree has been a staple of Goodwills annual Festival of Trees since the events inception in 2006. Made up from bears donated by the community, the tree is one of 25 beautifully decorated trees that is auctioned off at the Festivals signature event, the Tux & Trees Gala, on December 7. Auction guests gather around this special tree to raise money for The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation. The tree is then traditionally donated to a childrens hospital. The bear tree holds a special place at the festival, said Madison Mitchell, spokesperson at Goodwill. We wouldnt be able to do it without the support of local businesses and individuals. Seeing the tree come into the hospital, with all the bears donated by the community, it really brightens up the holidays for the families there. Goodwills goal is to collect 300 bears by November, in time for the start of the Festival of Trees on November 29 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. If you are interested in hosting a teddy bear drive, or have new bears that you would like to donate, contact Madison Mitchell at 995-2106 ext. 2213 or email MadisonMitchell@goodwillswfl.org. For more information on the Festival of Trees and Tux & Trees Gala, visit www. tuxandtrees.com. Last years Festival of Trees at the Sindey & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers We Proudly Brew 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com 395 7 7 P P P P P h h h h: h: 2 2 2 2 2 39 39 39 39 4 4 72 0606wwwSanibelIslandCowcom Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow Get Crabby At The Cow with our Famous Stone Crabs1/2 lb & 1 lb. quantities Appetizers & Full Dinners Best Prices On The Planet Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Sanibels Most Award Winning RestaurantServing Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC s s Always Fresh ...Always! ways! w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! Servin A ..Always


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. Interim Minister, Rev. Margaret Beard, begins on September 1 239-226-0900. www.allfaiths-uc.org ALL SAINTS BYZANTINE RITE CATHOLIC CHURCH 10291 Bayshore Rd., N. Fort Myers Divine Liturgy is on Sun. at 10:30 a.m.; Rosary begins at 10 a.m. Lenten services (Presancti ed Liturgy) will be on Wed. evenings at 6 p.m. starting on Feb. 22. Administrator is Very Rev. Peter Lickman, ph. 305-651-0991. We are a Church of the Eastern Catholic or Byzantine Rite, 1.5 mi. east of Int. 75. ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 8210 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers Reverend Fr. George P. Savas Orthros Service Sunday 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy Sunday 10 a.m. www.annunciation.fl.goarch.org 239-481-2099 BETH SHILOH MESSIANIC SYNAGOGUE 15675 McGregor Boulevard, 437-3171 Rabbi: Judah Hungerman Friday Service, 8 p.m., Saturday Service, 11 a.m. Shabbat School Saturday Morning, Adult Hebrew Classes. Call for information on full program. BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES CHURCH OF GOD 16581 McGregor Boulevard, 267-3166 Just past the Tanger Outlet Mall Pastor: Barry Lentz, 281-3063 Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. CHAPEL OF CYPRESS COVE 10200 Cypress Cove Circle Fort Myers 239-850-3943, Located at Cypress Cove Retirement Center on HealthPark Campus An ecumenical non-denominational community of believers. Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m. Reverendt Ted Althouse, Pastor revtedalthouse@aol.com CHURCH OF THE CROSS 13500 Freshman Lane; 768-2188 Pastor: Bud Stephens; A nondemonimational church emphasizing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Sunday Service: 9:15 a.m. Traditional, 10:45 Contemporary. COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 2439 McGregor Boulevard, 334-8937 Rev. Dr. Jeffrey DeYoe, Senior Pastor Reverend David Dietzel, Pastor Emeritus. Traditional Sunday service 10 a.m. Nursery available CYPRESS LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH 8400 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-5442 Randy A. Alston, Reverend. Sunday Services: Bible study, 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship, 11 a.m., Evening Worship, 7 p.m., Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 6:30 p.m. CYPRESS LAKE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8260 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 481-3233; Clint Cottrell, pastor Sunday services: 8 and 11 a.m. Traditional; 9:30 a.m. Contemporary; 9:45 a.m. Childrens Church K4J Kids for Jesus CYPRESS LAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 482-1250 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday Traditional Service 9:30 a.m. Praise Service Sunday School all times FAITH FELLOWSHIP WORLD OUTREACH MINISTRIES 6111 South Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers, 278-3638. Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Voice of Faith, WCRN 13.50 AM Radio, Sunday, 1:30 p.m.; Thursday Service, 7:30 p.m.; Friday Youth Service, 7:30 p.m. Nursery care for pre-school children and Childrens Church for ages 5-12 available at each service. FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 15690 McGregor Boulevard Fort Myers, 482-2030 Pastor: David Stauffer. Traditional services 8:45 a.m.; Contemporary, 10:30 a.m. Go south on McGregor Boulevard. The church is mile past the intersection of Gladiolus and San Carlos Boulevard on the way to Sanibel. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 2390 West First Street, next door to Edison Estates. Sunday Morning Service and Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Child care provided at all services. Visit our Reading Room for quiet study at: 2281 First Street, River District. www.time4thinkers.com, www.christiansciencefortmyers.com, www.christianscience.com FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 13545 American Colony Boulevard off Daniels Parkway in the Colony, Fort Myers, 936-2511 Pastor: Reverend Joey Brummett Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Family Night, 7 p.m. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in the Downtown Fort Myers River District 2466 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 239-332-1152, www.fumcftmyers.org Sunday: 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 5 p.m. Youth Program FORT MYERS CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) A STEPHEN MINISTRIES CONGREGATION 5916 Winkler Road, Fort Myers, 437-4330 Reverend Mark Condrey, Pastor Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Church School: 9:15 a.m. FORT MYERS CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: 8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers, 482-3133. Philip White, pastor Morning Worship: 10 a.m. Church School: 10:15 a.m. Adult Forum: 11:30 a.m. HOLY THEOTOKOS MONASTERY 111 Evergreen Road, North Fort Myers, 997-2846 Eastern Orthodox mens monastery. Liturgical services conducted in the English, Greek and Church Slavonic languages, following the Julian (Old) Calendar. Liturgical Services: Sundays and Holy Days: The Third and Sixth Hours at 8:30 a.m.; Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m. IONA-HOPE EPISCOPAL CONGREGATION 9650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers 4544778 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 21, 201310


11 THE RIVER JUNE 21, 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. CCMI Receives Gold Plus Award From Meals On WheelsCommunity Cooperative Ministries, Inc. received a $2,000 Gold Plus Award from the Meals On Wheels Association of American for its recent March For Meals campaign efforts including Cape Coral Mayor John Sullivans participation on Mayors For Meals Day. March For Meals is a national campaign during the month of March, initiated by the MOWAA, which seeks to raise awareness of senior hunger and to encourage action on the part of the local community. This year, the MOWAA awarded 199 programs campaigns for their success, awarding more than $150,000 in grants for exemplary efforts, with just six of those programs receiving the Gold Plus Award. March For Meals is an exciting time for CCMI, as we get to highlight our Meals On Wheels program and share its efforts with the rest of the community, said Tracey Galloway, CEO of CCMI. This award will go toward those efforts and help us reach out to more homebound seniors in need. Senior Nutrition Programs across the United States, like CCMI, promote March For Meals in their local communities through public events, partnerships with local businesses, volunteer recruitment and fundraising initiatives. For many of our senior clients, the delivery they receive from their Meals On Wheels drivers may be the only social interaction they have during the day, which is another reason why its important we keep this program available and are extremely thankful for the continued support, added Galloway. The Meals On Wheels Association of America is the only national association and network dedicated solely to ending senior hunger in America. It is the oldest and largest organization composed of and representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 states and U.S. territories. The vision of Meals On Wheels is to end senior hunger by 2020. CCMI serves Fort Myers and the greater Lee County area, including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. CCMI works in partnership with United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades, Harry Chapin Food Bank and regional community foundations as well as collaborating with fellow community and service groups including The School District of Lee County and numerous churches, businesses and community support organizations. For more information, call 332-7687 or visit www.ccmileecounty.com. Texas Hold Em Tournament Raised $19,000Held on June 8, the 2nd annual No-Limit Texas Hold Em Tournament raised more than $19,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County. The money raised will help provide more than 300,000 hours of service to more than 420 students in our community, primarily helping to fund the summer youth programs at the five Boys & Girls Clubs locations in Lee County. We have been in Lee County for nearly 40 years, and at no time has the need for our services been greater, said Shannon Lane, chief professional officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County. This support allows us to keep our annual membership fees low and continue to provide recreation and companionship to young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County offers the support they need and continues to build good citizens through everyday leadership and guidance. More than 120 guests enjoyed complimentary food and beverages from Dominos Pizza, Citrollas and Shoeless Joes Sports Caf. Premier sponsors of the event were Scanlon Acura, Ted Todd Insurance and the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Fort Myers. Additional sponsors included Universal Vacations, Total Electric, Bagel Bagel Caf and John Santoro. This years tournament was a great success, and thanks to the wonderful support of our community, we were able to raise more than $19,000, a $5,000 increase from last years inaugural events funds, said Justin Stockman, chairperson for the event and Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County board member Now in its 39th year of providing quality youth programs in Lee County, the Boys & Girls Clubs works to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Membership dues are $10 per school year so that all children can have access to our programs. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County relies upon the philanthropic support of individuals, corporations and foundations in order to sustain and grow its services. The tournament entry fee is $100 per person. Registration is available online at www.bgclcpoker.eventbrite.com and is first-come, first-serve. 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.continued on page 18Email your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com Competitive pay Life Insurance & disability Holiday & vacation benets Full-time employment includes medical, dental & vision coverage for employees & dependents EEO/Drug-Free workplace employer Applicants should apply Monday, 6/24 between 9 a.m. and 12 noon or Tuesday, 6/25 between 1-4 p.m. Starting the week of July 1, applications will be accepted on Wednesday from 9 a.m. and 12 noon and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. in the Human Resources Oce at No phone calls pleaseSundial Beach Resort & Spa Announces Full & Part-time Employment Opportunities For Hospitality Positions in preparation for our Sanibel Summerfest Celebration Room Attendants, Houseman, Recreation Attendant, Benets include:


THE RIVER JUNE 21, 201312 Snook Season To Reopen; New Regs For Tarponby Capt. Matt MitchellThe big news on the water this week is the September 1 reopening of the Gulf of Mexico for snook season. The harvest of snook has been closed on our coast of Florida since 2010 when a major cold snap really impacted the population. When season reopens September 1, all bag limits and size restrictions will be the same. This is the one fish per person per day bag limit with the total length slot limit of 28 to 33 inches. The season will still have the two annual closures of December 1 through February 31 and May 1 through August 31. Even though I personally think snook season on our coast of Florida should stay closed for a few more years, this opening should really bring a big economic impact to us during September, which is usually one of our slowest months of the year. Many of my long-term clients have already begun to book September snook charters. I do think the snook population can handle the opening, but another year or two of closure would have really given us a world class snook fishery. Other items discussed at the Florida Wildlife Commissions June 12 and 13 meetings in Lakeland that will impact us are making tarpon and bonefish catchand-release only fisheries. This will go into effect September 1. Among other things, the new regulations will outlaw removing a tarpon over 40 inches long from the water and also only allow one tarpon kill tag per angler per year. Though this will result in fewer tarpon being killed every year, I think tarpon should be treated as our other gamefish snook and redfish and no matter how big the fish is, even if its a possible world record size fish, it should not be allowed to be killed. Also discussed at the meetings was a two-part proposal to modify the types of gear used to target tarpon in Boca Grande Pass. This issue will be brought back for a public hearing September 4 to 6 in Pensacola. The PTTS (Professional Tarpon Tournament Series) is totally against this and has threatened legal action on the FWC as these new rules will bring this made-for-TV tarpon tournament pretty much to an end or at least totally change the format of the tournament series. This is a 20-year-plus issue that has broken up long-term friendships and really taken the sport out of tarpon fishing in the pass. Personally, Im on the side of the tarpon and really hope the new gear rules for tarpon fishing in Boca Grande Pass go into effect January 1 as planned. The unsportsmanlike and aggressive boat handling method of snagging/flossing tarpon (jig fishing), then gaffing and dragging these 50-year-old-plus fish into the beach to be weighed, all in the name of TV, will hopefully soon be a thing of the past. The Boca Grande jig method of catching tarpon is not the accidental snagging of fish; this is the deliberate attempt to snag fish with tackle that is designed to only do one thing: snag fish while the fish are not feeding. It totally stresses out the fish during the most important part of their life cycle, while they are in the pass stacked up in huge numbers before mating. In my opinion, its unethical and all about money and greed for a very few people and not the majority. Hopefully, this black mark in the long storied and glorious history of tarpon fishing in Boca Grande Pass will soon be over. One thing that both sides of the issue do agree on is that the numbers of tarpon in the pass keep getting less and less every year. Something major needs to be done to protect this game fish and these steps, if followed through by the FWC, are a good start. Imagine you are on a tarpon fishing trip and the fish just dont want to eat any well-presented live bait. This often does happen and its all part of what makes the tarpon such a worthy angling opponent. After not being able to get a single bite, you take out a weighted treble hook and begin to cast at the rolling fish until you snag one. Sound sporting to you? The Boca Grande style tarpon jig is doing this exact same thing but is cleverly disguised on a bottom weighted circle hook as a jig. I would prefer not to catch a tarpon at all over catching an intentionally foul hooked fish. When it comes right down to it, as anglers we all have some conservationist in us and want what is best for the long haul of the fishery. Simply put, lets do what is best for the tarpon. If you want to learn more about this issue, check out savethetarpon.com. For more of the new rules and regulations, check out MYFWC.com.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. 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13 THE RIVER JUNE 21, 2013 CROW Case Of The Week: Gopher Tortoiseby Patricia MolloyTwo gopher tortoises were admitted to CROW at approximately the same time after being run over by careless drivers. The wildlife medical staff at CROW, led by Dr. Heather Barron, treated one of the patients by gluing grommets to the defects on her shell and holding them in place with lacing. She is doing great now, moving around quickly [for a tortoise] and eating really well when she is outside grazing, said Dr. Helen Ingraham, DVM intern. Originating in North America, the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) has shovel-like front feet and elephantine hind feet, which play a major role in its unique ability to dig very large burrows. As one of the few tortoises to build elaborate shelters, they are able to protect themselves from extreme temperatures, fires and predators. Gopher tortoises are exceptionally tolerant of their neighbors and are known to share their burrows with other species, including lizards, opossums, frogs, snakes, rabbits and burrowing owls. Some of these roommates are so dependent on the burrows that they will disappear if a gopher tortoise abandons its home. Thus, these special turtles have earned the nickname keystone species. Everyone, please be alert when you go out with her and make sure that her lacing looks good, cautioned Dr. Heather. We need to keep a close eye on it to make sure its not loose. I wanted to use a nonabsorbent suture material, but we are using donated suture material, because I had to use what was available. I was forced to used the longest we had available and its going to degrade eventually because thats what this type of suture material is built to do. So we have to be careful. It takes approximately four months for a shell fracture to heal and an additional six to 12 months for full recovery and removal of the grommets. If you would like to sponsor this extraordinary gopher tortoise on her long road to recovery, go to CROWs website and refer to patient #1313. Remember, none of the patients at CROW cannot afford health insurance to cover the cost of treatment. Please help the medical staff offer the best care possible by donating to the clinic. If you would like to know more about these fascinating creatures, go to CROWs Visitor Eduction Center on Monday, July 1 at 11 a.m. A gopher tortoises talk will be presented by a member of the CROW team. Learn why these animals are admitted to CROW hospital and how the wildlife clinics medical staff heals and rehabilitates the keystone species. Call 472-3644 ext. 228 or go to www.crowclinic.org for a full schedule of events. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit www.crowclinic.org. This tortoise, patient #1313, has grommets holding her shell fracture together. Her injures resulted from being hit by a careless driver Complete Do-It Yourself B oa t P a rt s St o r e Marine Tradin g Post 15600 S an C arlos Blvd, Un i t 170, Ft M y ers ( Bes i de B ig Lots ) C all 437-7475 A dd iti o n a l L oca ti o n s : 1156 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort M y er s Call 997-577 7 2 397 Davis Blvd in Naple s Call 793-5800 H ou r s: 8am -5:30pm Mon-Sa t $ 99. 95 Sta i n l ess Stee l Po w e r Coate d W hi te Du l Trumpet Horn B i m i n i To p $ 199 L arge Se l ect i on of Steer i n g W h ee l s


THE RIVER JUNE 21, 201314 Plant SmartCreeping Oxeyeby Gerri ReavesYou might know creeping oxeye ( Sphagneticola trilobata) as wedelia, a name derived from the previously accepted scientific name, Wedelia trilobata. Sources differ on whether this member of the aster, or daisy, family it is a native of Central and South America or of the West Indies. A perennial herb, it was introduced to Florida in the early 20th century as an ornamental. The groundcover was all the more useful because of its extreme salt tolerance. It escaped cultivation and today is listed by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council as a category-II invasive species. The mat-forming plant grows to about a foot in height, spreading via shallow rhizomes, or root-like underground stems. Its invasive potential and dense carpetlike form can crowd out native species in natural and agricultural areas. It has been reported that creeping oxeye can induce miscarriages in farm animals that graze on it. The best way to rid the landscape of this pest is tearing it out, roots and all. The dark-green opposite leaves are about two to four inches long, toothed and lobed with three main veins. The easily recognizable bright yellow flowers are about an inch across and usually appear singly at the top of the hairy stems. Pleated petals with toothed tips surround the disk, which contains eight to 13 florets. If given sufficient sun, the plant blooms profusely all year long. If youre enamored with the creeping oxeye, confine it to a container and ensure that the tiny seeds dont escape. It makes a lush trailing pot or hanging plant. It has several medicinal uses, including the treatment of cold and flu symptoms. Sources: The Guide to Florida Wildflowers by Walter Kingsley Taylor; Everglades Wildflowers by Roger L. Hammer; Florida, My Eden by Frederic B. Stresau; Florida Landscape Plants by John V. Watkins and Thomas J. Sheehan; plantatlas.usf.edu; plants.ifas. ufl.edu; and floridata.com. Plant Smart explores sustainable gardening practices that will help you create an environmentally responsible, low-maintenance South Florida landscape. Also known as wedelia, the plant was introduced to Florida decades ago as an ornamental groundcover photos by Gerri Reaves Creeping oxeye is a category-II invasive pest plant Caring For Your PlantsPotted Plant Care Revisitedby Justen DobbsLast time we discussed potted plants, I covered watering procedures and a little on lighting and air flow. Many Floridians are hesitant to try potted plants a lot of times simply because they have had difficulty growing them and keeping them alive. This is usually due to working on misinformation from a friend or neighbor, or simply not having a green thumb. Potted plants, whether indoors or outdoors, clean the air and provide good oxygen. The key to buying and growing potted plants is to start with a good species or variety that requires less maintenance than the others. Air plants, succulents, cycads and other tropical plants store water in their trunks and are able to survive periods of drought. This makes them ideal for use as potted plants, especially for the novice. One important consideration when starting a container garden is the placement of each plant. Remember, your potted plant is affected from all directionstop, sides and even bottom. The top of the plant receives sun and water, the sides may receive wind, and the bottom is in contact with the ground which is home to many living organisms. How much sunlight does your plant need from above? If it is a type of plant that needs more shade, keep it in your lanai or under your eve, or out in the landscape where it gets shade. How much water does it need? If it is droughttolerant, you may want to bring it inside or under your eve during summer so that our daily rains dont encourage rot. If the container is heavy, you should be able to place it where ever you want in the landscape and not have to worry about wind or small animals knocking it over. If your plant is in a lighter container, such as an azalea pot, you should keep it in an area that doesnt receive strong wind gusts or a lot of foot traffic. If your plant gets knocked over and left there, it could become damaged or even die. Your container should have holes in the bottom for drainage. Try to place potted plants on top of rock, mat or concrete. This will discourage burrowing nematodes and insects from wandering up into your soil and affecting your plant. Also, if the plant is planted directly into the decorative pot, its roots will eventually reach the bottom and may grow into the ground. This could make the plant difficult to move later on. So you see, placement of your potted plants is very important. Dont be afraid to get creative. If you have a question about something, try Google or consult your local landscape professional. Good luck with the container garden! Justen Dobbs is a landscape architect in south Florida specializing in custom, upscale landscapes. He can be reached at seabreezenurseries@gmail. com. Rock and weed mat are both effective barriers between your plants and the earth Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


15 THE RIVER JUNE 21, 2013Garden Council Installs OfficersThe Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council installed 2013-2015 officers. They are: Kay Holloway, corresponding secretary, Periwinkle Garden Club; Sandy Kavouras, second vice president, Gardens of the World Garden Club; Kathryn Patterson, assistant treasurer, Garden Club of Lehigh Acres and Royal Palm; Brenda Norris, first vice president, Jasmine Garden Club; Debbie Wyatt-Stotter, president, Garden Club of Cape Coral; and Laura Jibben, outgoing president, Estero Island Garden Club; Suzy Valentine, secretary; and Mae Jean Nothstine, treasurer. The Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council was formed in 1957 and now comprises various clubs, societies, and affiliate members in the area. Membership provides an opportunity to learn about floral design, growing plants suitable for the locale and conservation methods. The council assists in educating and beautifying the community, and improving the environment. A speakers bureau provides speakers for meetings and events. For more information about the council, contact Debbie Wyatt-Stotter at 707-6078 or email famemanehair@embarqmail.com. Kay Holloway, Sandy Kavouras, Kathryn Patterson, Brenda Norris, Debbie Wyatt-Stotter and Laura Jibben Brook Performing During Junes Music WalkThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will host singer Sheena Brook at downtowns Music Walk on Friday, June 21 from 7 until 11 p.m. The Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in the Fort Myers River District. With the perfect mix of professionalism and playfulness, Brook is bursting onto the scene to challenge what is thought about conventional southern rock. Her album Aint Gonna Mess Around reveals many sides of her as an artist. Together with her writing partner Scott Krehling, Brook serves up some great storytelling with the raw emotional lyrics that give us just a glimpse at the road she has walked to get to the here, now and beyond. Not one for being too serious, Brook brings a sense of humor to her work and live performances that keep fans begging for more. Having played with heavy hitters like Seether, Sevendust and working on side projects with Shannon Larkin and Tony Rombola of Godsmack, she is honing in on her own sound. The new single, When The Lights Go Down, is set to release with a major splash soon. Equally comfortable on stage, a red carpet or quoting lines from Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Brook is a walking contradiction. The moment you think you have her figured out, you will learn something mind-numbingly awesome about this one of a kind performer that will lead further down the rabbit hole. Sheena Brook Museum Debuts New Shell Of The Moment ExhibitThe Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum would like to invite everyone to come out and take a look at their new Shell of the Moment exhibit. The museum is currently displaying a very large Queen Helmet ( Cassis madagascariensis), collected by the late Dale Stingley off the coast of Nassau, Bahamas in 1958. The shell measures a whopping 370mm (approximately 14.5 inches). Mr. Stingley was a resident of Evanston, Illinois before moving to La Belle, Florida. He donated the largest collection ever received by the museum. Additionally, the exhibit will also feature images of live Queen Helmets taken last year by Anne DuPont and Ariane Dimitris in Palm Beach County, Florida. In my many years at the museum, I always have wished that I had met Nancy and Dale Stingley, said Jos H. Leal, museum director. Dales collection was flawless, and I am so glad the museum inherited it. For more information about the museum and hours, visit www.shellmuseum. org or call 395-2233. Queen Helmet on display at The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum


THE RIVER JUNE 21, 201316 Ding Darling Awards Scholarships For Environmental StudiesAt a special gathering at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on May 12, Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS) awarded $11,500 in conservation education scholarships to 11 students out of nearly 40 applicants from the surrounding five-county area. The society is committed to educating todays youth as conservation stewards of the future, said DDWS Education Chair Doris Hardy. To that end, we work with various businesses and individuals to provide annual scholarships to students engaged in the study of conservation, biology and the environment. Seven donors sponsored scholarships this year. Some sponsors were on hand at the ceremony to present checks to the students. Brooke Giuliano, a Charlotte County resident working on a bachelors degree in environmental management in agriculture and natural resources with a minor in sustainability studies at the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, won the Richard Bailey Scholarship, named in memory of a longtime refuge volunteer. Ramsey Fisher, a Sanibel Island resident who just graduated from South Fort Myers High School and is headed to Florida International University in Miami to pursue a degree in marine biology, received the Dr. Andrew and Laura Dahlem Scholarship. The Dahlems live part-time on Sanibel Island and were honored with a named scholarship by one of their children, who wanted to thank them for their educational support. Nicole Cohen, a recent Cape Coral High School graduate headed to John Hopkins University in Baltimore to pursue a degree in environmental engineering, received the Hans and Leslie Fleischner Scholarship. The Fleischners are also part-time Sanibel residents whose love of the islands environment moved them to sponsor the scholarship. Calyn Lee and Zoe Skrivan accepted Tim Gardner Memorial Scholarships, established with donations made in memory of an avid and much-loved volunteer at the Ding Darling Refuge. Lee, who recently graduated from Riverdale High School in Fort Myers, will study marine biology at UF. Barron Collier High School (Naples) graduate Skrivan will attend the University of North Carolina in Wilmington to study marine biology. Jena Martino, another recent Barron Collier graduate, received the Mary Lou Schadt Scholarship, sponsored by a longtime refuge volunteer. Martino plans to study environmental engineering at Florida State University in Tallahassee. Four Tarpon Bay Explorers (TBE) Scholarship recipients include Cape Coral High School graduate Dylan Humenay, pursuing a degree in civil engineering with an environmental focus at the University of South Florida in Tampa; Charlotte High School (Punta Gorda) graduate Christopher McGill, who will be studying marine biology and ecosystems at Ave Maria University in Collier County; Fort Myers High graduate Layne Marshall, headed for UF to study environmental science; and Andrew H. Stoquert, a Punta Gorda resident and sophomore at the University of Miami studying ecosystem science and policy. TBE co-owner Wendy Schnapp presented the awards. The Jane Werner Environmental Scholarship, DDWS first permanent endowed scholarship, went to Bishop Verot Catholic High School (Fort Myers) graduate Jessica Bergau, who plans to study zoology and visual arts with a minor in environmental science at UF. We received more than 40 scholarship applications, and choosing only 11 was very difficult, said Hardy. We hope that these students will be as dedicated to conservation and the environment as Ding Darling himself was so many years ago. DDWS will again be awarding scholarships at the end of the 2013-14 school year. High school seniors and college students living in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades and Hardy counties and pursuing careers in biology and environmental studies are eligible. For an application, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/student-scholarships after August 1, 2013. To read full descriptions of 2013 Ding scholarship winners, visit www.dingdarlingsociety.org/scholarship-winners. Individuals and businesses interested in establishing a named scholarship of $500 or more for 2014 should contact Birgie Vertesch at 292-0566 or 472-1100 ext. 4 or via email at director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Scholarship recipients and donors, from left, Education Committee Chair Doris Hardy, Laura Dahlem, Layne Marshall, Andrew Dahlem, Jessica Bergan, Ramsey Fisher, Brooke Giuliano, Calyn Lee, Nicole Cohen, Christopher McGill, Dylan Humenay and Bob Thoresen Sanibel resident Ramsey Fisher receives a check from scholarship honorees Andrew and Laura Dahlem From page 1Taste Of The Gardenwere recommended to the program by Community Cooperative Ministries Inc. (CCMI) and stipends were provided by the Freedom and Virtue Institute. UFIT stands for two things: Urban Farmers in Training and assuring these young people that they can fit UFIT into the community. Founder Yvonne Hill created the Roots Heritage Urban Food Hub Farm & Garden in 2010. It has grown with support from the City of Fort Myers and agricultural guidance from the University of Florida IFAS along with the participation of many friends and donors. The produce stand was a joint project made possible by donations from the Periwinkle Garden Club and FineMark Bank. For more information, call 464-9925. Email editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


17 THE RIVER JUNE 21, 2013Woodworkers Philanthropic Nature Deeply IngrainedShell Point residents Bill Reiff, Ken Treiber, Fuzz Farrell, Pete Bickett and George Decelles share both a love of woodworking and a love of helping children. They have teamed up with three Vi at Bentley Village residents Charles Rue, Peter Mattimore and Frank Harrigan to make wooden toy cars for children in need as part of the Toys For Gods Kids program. Last year, they produced more than 300 cars and sent them to hospitalized children in Mali, West Africa and to U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Over the holiday season, they also supplied cars to the Toys For Tots and Operation Christmas Child programs. The Vi at Bentley Village volunteers visited the Shell Point resident woodworkers to tour the communitys woodshop with and meet with Craig Schneider of Suncoast Contractors Supply. As part of Builders Without Borders, Schneider is preparing for a September trip to Rwanda to continue work on the Kigali Christian School. The woodworkers are giving Schneider toy cars to load into the container the Builders Without Borders group is shipping to Kigali, Rwanda in June in preparation for their trip. In turn, Schneider is donating scrap lumber from Suncoast Contractors Supply to the gentlemen to make more cars for needy children. The woodworkers use patterns for the cars and have been cutting them from poplar scraps supplied by Jon Leach, owner of Naples Shutter and from Florida Stairworks and Carpentry in Fort Myers. Bits of hardwood leftover from the woodshop, are used to make the wheels. The only store-bought component is the dowels that become car axels. They sand the cars and finish them with a linseed oil and mineral spirits seal. The final touch is a USA stamp on the bottom of each car. Treiber estimates that so far, theyve created 500 cars this year.Shell Point resident Ken Treiber is excited about supplying cars to with Builders Without Borders, an organization with a mission that aligns perfectly with that of Toys For Gods Kids. We are happy to give Craig cars to bring to the children in Kigali, said Treiber. Suncoasts lumber donation will help us make even more cars. This is a perfect partnership, said Schneider, who is making his second visit to Kigali in September. The children will be so excited to have a new toy, and its great that these woodworkers can help us make it happen. For more information, visit www.toysforgodskids.com and www.builderswithoutborders.net. From left, Peter Fenger, Craig Schneider, Peter Mattimore, Frank Harrigan, Charles Rue, Fuzz Farrell, Ken Treiber, Bill Reiff and Pete Bickett Shell Points Pete Bickett with Builders Without Borders Peter Fenger With his project The Sinking World, Andreas Franke brings a strange, forgotten underwater world back to life and stages realms of an unprecedented kind www.TheSinkingWorld.comCalusa Blueway Paddling Festival Adds New Activities In NovemberThe Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival is set to return to Southwest Florida November 1, 2 and 3 with more vendors and sponsors, increased activities and returning partners. Among the new offerings: Festival signature non-profit partner CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) will be hosting a Saturday afternoon micro-brew tent with a local brewery and live music on the Sanibel Causeway. The festival offers festival attendees and paddlers the opportunity to learn about CROW, local wildlife and the areas natural beauty. KayakTrader.com will be a dynamic new media sponsor this year. The Georgiabased company is encouraging paddling clubs and paddlers to attend the festival, and in some cases is offering to transport their boats here free. Cabot Cheese of Vermont will be donating samples of their award-winning cheddar cheese as well as distributing literature promoting health and wellness. Relay races will be held for SUPs and kayaks on Sunday, November 3, coordinated by the SWFL SUP Club. A new event -a SUP Pup / Doggie Paddle Race will allow festival participants to compete with their canines prior to the main relay races. Also returning will be the Coast to Coast Expedition Challenge, a race from the Sanibel Causeway to Miami. The race is among the many VIVA Florida 500 events planned for 2013 as Florida celebrates the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de Lens arrival here. For the third year, Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Myers-Sanibel will be the festival signature host hotel, offering paddler-specific amenities. San Carlos RV Resort will again participate as a campground partner after having recently completed large improvement projects on the grounds and marina. Periwinkle Place on Sanibel Island will participate in the festival for the first time as a campground partner, offering special rates to paddling guests who prefer to stay on the barrier island. The festival will welcome back several popular sponsors, including gold-level O-Sea-D Aquatic Adventures, Inc, as well as Estero River Outfitters and Hobie Kayak. Also returning are silver-level sponsors and local supporters Naples Kayak Company, Tarpon Bay Explorers, Florida Weekly and many others. Find festival and trail information on Facebook by searching Great Calusa Blueway or clicking on www.facebook.com/TheGreatCalusaBlueway. Watch for updates soon on www.CalusaBluewayPaddlingFestival.com. To request trail maps be mailed to you, visit www.CalusaBlueway.com. Or download the Calusa Blueway smart-phone app at the Google Play or iTunes store.


THE RIVER JUNE 21, 201318 Lab Theater Presents BOB: A Life In Five ActsThe next production up for The Laboratory Theater of Florida is the absurdist comedy BOB: A Life In Five Acts by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb. Opening Friday, June 28, the play starts off with a frightened mother birthing her son in the restroom of a White Castle. She abandons him, only for him to be secretly adopted by the waitress of the restaurant, despite company policy. She names him and raises him while traveling across the country teaching him lifes lessons. The story of everyman, supported by a modern Greek chorus, uses Bobs experiences to highlight our own yearning to achieve greatness and leave behind our own individual legacy. James Recca celebrates his Lab Theater directorial debut with Bob. Hes also slated to direct The Altruists, coming in February 2014. Recca is an accomplished actor, performing in musicals, dramas and comedies throughout Southwest Florida community theaters. Audiences may remember him from last seasons shows Intimate Exchanges at Theatre Conspiracy and playing a trio of characters, Satan, Simon and the Bailiff in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at Lab Theater. Starring Joseph Yazvac and featuring Sandy Porter, Michael Bridges, Marcus Colon and Stella Ruiz, this comedy is perfect for the summer: fun, quirky and heartwarming. I love the poignant silliness of this play. Utilizing the classic tool of the Greek chorus in a contemporary way we observe one mans desire and struggle towards greatness, Recca said. As so much of the upcoming Lab Theater season, the show looks at the American Dream and how we validate ourselves and our existence. Bob, born with an unflagging optimism, travels, learns and grows and shares his discoveries with us, the audience. Can Bob become a great man, a man who will be remembered, or are we all really great men to begin with? Recca says the many characters in Bobs life all played by only four actors must each be memorable in some way. Drastically distinct, yet reminiscent of those we have each met along our own journeys, he explained. Audiences will revel in the fast paced show and exploring grand universal themes of life as Bob (and we) knows it. Bob: A Life In Five Acts runs Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m., June 28, 29 and July 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20. Tickets are $20 per person or $12 for students. Tickets are available at the door or online at www.laboratorytheaterflorida.org. The Laboratory Theater of Florida is located at 1634 Woodford Avenue in Fort Myers. For more information, call 218-0481. The characers Bob and Jeannie in The Laboratory Theaters production of BOB: A Life In Five Acts Bob and Jeannie Bob and Michael Funny Stuff At Off Broadway Palmby Di SaggauWhen its a Ray Cooney play, you know there are going to be a boat load of laughs. Funny Money, now playing at The Off Broadway Palm Theatre, is proof positive of that statement. The action all centers around the fact that mild-mannered accountant Henry Perkins (Matt Reed) picked up the wrong briefcase, only to discover it full of 735,000 pounds. Should be keep it or try to return it? He wants to keep it and fly to Barcelona on the next available flight. His wife Jean (Kelly Legarreta) is a bit overwhelmed by the entire idea and is reluctant to go along with the program. After all, it is Henrys birthday and shes expecting company to celebrate. When their friends arrive, Vic and Betty Johnson (Craig Smith and Jenny Smith), Henry tells them all about his find. Everything seems right on schedule until a detective (Robert Summers) arrives and blackmails Henry. On top of that, another detective enters the scene with an identical black briefcase. Add to that a persistent taxi driver named Bill (Miguel Cintron) and you have a cast that delivers hysterical antics and dialogue throughout the play. Jean, a teetotaler, suddenly decides continued on page 20 Kelly Legarreta and Matt Reed in Funny Money From page 11Tropical Fruit FairMany 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.


19 THE RIVER JUNE 21, 2013 Red Sox Donate To Local CharitiesThe Boston Red Sox recently donated $10,000 to four local nonprofits as a follow-up to its 3rd annual Week of Service, a weeklong series of volunteering and giving back to the Southwest Florida community. In February, the Red Sox organized a four-location, two-day volunteer effort in which Red Sox uniformed personnel and front-office staff volunteered at Habitat For Humanity of Lee County, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, Treeline Elementary for CCMIs Backpack Program and the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Red Sox volunteers were involved in a variety of activities at each location including the rehabbing of affordable housing for families in need, assisting children who may not have a strong male or female presence in their lives with homework, arts and crafts and outdoor recreational games, filling backpacks with non-perishable food items for local elementary students that otherwise might go without a meal during the weekend and fighting hunger by helping the food bank package food items that will be sent to feed the needy across Southwest Florida. Each of these organizations received a donation of $2,500. We have supported various organizations in Southwest Florida for many years, but in 2011, we increased our involvement to highlight the good work of Lee County organizations that, every day, are serving people here who are most in need, said Larry Lucchino, Red Sox president and CEO. We look forward to branching out and helping even more of our community neighbors as we grow in our new spring training home at JetBlue Park at Fenway South. In addition to volunteering at four local non-profits during this years Week of Service, the Red Sox held its 8th annual Evening with the Red Sox benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County raising more than $90,000 and its 20th annual Boston Red Sox Childrens Hospital Celebrity Classic raising $700,000. Cindy Venezia, Katie Haas, Ryan Kalish and Barbara Wells with CCMI Preschoolers Katie Haas, Angela Melvin with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Ryan Kalish, Anthony Feliz and Jay Fandel ENGEL & VLKERSCall Isabella Rasi at 239-246-47161101 Periwinkle Way #105, Sanibel, FL 239-472-0044HIGH-VISIBILITY FORT MYERS BEACH COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Featuring restaurant & private residences High traffic location on San Carlos Blvd Direct Gulf access$675,000 HIGH-VISIBILITY FORT MYERS BEACH COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PRICE REDUCTION $595,000


THE RIVER JUNE 21, 201320 Development Display CityYear BuiltSquare Footage Listing PriceSelling PriceSelling DateDOMView StuartFort Myers20053,904$1,895,000 $1,778,000 6/10/2013800River Captiva BeachCaptiva20122,695$1,695,000 $1,625,000 6/10/2013293Wooded Area Beachview Country Club Sanibel20012,385$1,199,000 $1,000,000 6/10/2013292Golf Course No SubdivisionN. Fort Myers19713,972$1,000,000 $1,000,000 6/10/20133Mangroves No SubdivisionCape Coral20023,080$925,000 $870,000 6/13/2013246 Canal No SubdivisionCape Coral20073,275$849,000 $820,000 6/13/201324 Canal No SubdivisionFort Myers19472,518$799,000 $783,000 6/10/2013110 River Dunes Sanibel Island Sanibel19843,738$899,900 $750,000 6/11/2013973 Lake No SubdivisionSanibel19563,847$887,900 $749,900 6/13/2013133Lawn/Garden Town + RiverFort Myers19852,965$766,000 $740,000 6/14/201357 CanalTop 10 Real Estate SalesCourtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate Financial FocusHelp Elderly Loved Ones Avoid Financial Abuseby Jennifer BaseyIts unfortunate, but true: The elderly population may be the most vulnerable group in our society. In fact, in an effort to call attention to the problems of physical, emotional and financial abuse of the elderly, the United Nations has designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. If you have older parents, or even grandparents, can you do to anything to help prevent them from being victimized, especially with regard to their finances? Actually, theres a lot you can do. First and foremost, you need to maintain good communications and a trusting relationship with your older family members. As long as these elements are present, you should feel free to make the following suggestions: Increase awareness When it comes to financial fraud and scams, many seniors think: It cant happen to me. But the facts suggest otherwise: Some 20 percent of Americans over the age of 65 admit to having been victimized by financial swindles, according to a survey by the non-profit Investor Protection Trust. Let your loved ones know that no one in their age group is immune to financial predators. Guard private information Ask your parents or grandparents to not divulge personal information over the phone. In fact, urge them to get caller ID, if they dont have it already, and tell them that if they dont recognize the number, dont answer. Legitimate callers are more likely to leave messages than scammers. Dont send money. Exhort your parents or grandparents to never wire money to a random account no exceptions. Ignore limited-time offers Your loved ones should ignore callers, mailers or emails that demand they act immediately. These offers are often overblown at best and may be fraudulent at worst. Dont trust no risk offers Financial offers that sound too good to be true are likely just that untrue. Legitimate investments carry both potential risks and rewards. Avoid debt-settlement claims If your older loved ones have debt problems, they may be especially susceptible to offers that claim to clear up all their debts. But theres no quick fix to this problem and any caller who claims otherwise is likely being deceitful. Encourage your parents or grandparents to discuss their debt situation with an honest, professional debt counselor or a financial advisor. Heres one more thing you can do to help your parents or grandparents avoid financial fraud: If they dont already work with a trusted, qualified financial professional, introduce them to one. If your parents have a relationship with such a professional, they will be less likely to listen to any questionable, unsolicited offers than if they were trying to manage their finances on their own. Youre in a good position to know how much, or how little, help your elderly loved ones may need in terms of avoiding financial abuse. So be willing to do whatever it takes to help them enjoy their retirement years comfortably. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Scholarship Applications DueBIG ARTS is now accepting applications for its Classical Music Scholarship Award. Florida high school and college students who have professional goals to pursue classical musical instruments, including piano, composition and conducting may apply. This scholarship will be awarded to one student annually, with a cash prize of up to $5,000. Students who play classical musical instruments including piano, violin, viola, cello, bass, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, flute, French horn, trumpet, trombone and/or tuba are eligible, as well as percussion students who have a focus in orchestral instruments. The purpose of this scholarship is to award highly talented students who plan to continue their classical music studies and training. Additional details about the BIG ARTS Classical Music Scholarship as well as the application form and information about how to submit an application are available online at www.BIGARTS.org. Applicants may also pick up a copy of the scholarship application Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, FL 33957. All application materials must be submitted to BIG ARTS no later than 3 p.m. on Friday, October 4 to be considered for this scholarship. The BIG ARTS Classical Music Scholarship is one of several scholarship programs supported by generous donors to BIG ARTS. To learn more about establishing a scholarship fund to support your artistic or cultural passion and to make a difference in the lives of young artists, contact Jessica Baxter at 395-0900. For further information about this program, to sign up for workshops or to become a member of BIG ARTS, stop by BIG ARTS Center, 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel, call 395-0900, e-mail info@ BIGARTS.org or visit www.BIGARTS. org. From page 18Funny Moneyliquor is her best friend. When asked if she drinks, she replies Yes, very heavily. As she tries to explain things to her friend Betty, things get more confusing. As Betty says, Whole paragraphs seem to be disappearing. In order to keep their secret, Henry and Jean make up various tales, not to mention people, to explain away suspicious behavior and circumstances. Its hard for them to remember just who they really are. This provides a lot of fun for the audience. Reed is tall and lanky and at times seems to be double-jointed. He and Legarreta excel in their roles, giving their characters the right amount of farcical humor. The same can be said for both Smiths (no relation). Craig Smith with his stiff upper crust outlook on life and Jenny Smith, with her anything goes attitude, make a charmingly funny couple. The play takes many twists and turns, leaving the audience wondering just what is going to happen. Ill just say its intriguing the way things turn out. Funny Mooney is directed with a sure hand by Victor Legarreta. For tickets, call 278-4422, visit www.BroadwayPalm. com or stop by the box office at 13180 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers.


21 THE RIVER JUNE 21, 2013 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My tenth grade daughter just got her end of year grades and she did not do as well as she wanted. And she worked hard this year. She feels terrible about this and I am concerned. Of course Ill try to help her figure out why her study habits arent working, but are there other things that might help her? Megan F., Estero Megan, Im sure that your daughter is experiencing a variety of feelings, including disappointment, anger, guilt, confusion, sadness, physical sickness or even some level of hopelessness. Reassure her that it is not the end of the world, but it is time to figure out what is going on. Here are some ideas that might be helpful and that go beyond looking at the obvious her study skills and habits. Encourage your daughter to talk to someone outside the family about the situation. Talking to a friend, teacher or school counselor can be a great way of expressing feelings and getting advice. A teacher in particular might be able to help her brainstorm ideas to boost her grades. Encourage your daughter to examine her expectations and the expectations of others who are important in her life. It might be helpful for her to re-think her own expectations to make sure that theyre realistic and achievable. If she is feeling academic pressure from a particular person she should try to discuss it but without placing blame. For example, this phrase I feel like anxious/stressed when you can be a good opener for this type of conversation. Sometimes expectations are only focused on one outcome, and if you dont meet that outcome, you might feel disappointed or like youve failed. Usually there are a number of ways to achieve a goal. It might help her to talk to someone she trusts about what some different strategies might be. Encourage her to look after herself. Expectations can lead to a lot of stress. Its important to make sure that shes taking care of herself physically as well as mentally. Exercising and eating well can help her feel better. Also, make sure she is getting enough sleep. Proper sleep hygiene is critical to adolescent development. Encourage her to relax. Sometimes a change of pace can be very helpful and allow for rejuvenation. Employing these techniques plus a hard look at her study habits should allow your daughter to have better academic success for her remaining high school experience. 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. Graduate AnnouncementSarah Anne Weber of Fort Myers was one of 125 graduates to receive a degree from Howard Payne University in Brownwood at the universitys commencement held at the close of the spring 2013 semester. Weber graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biology and summa cum laude honors. Students must have a 3.85-4.0 GPA to graduate summa cum laude. Vargas To Attend Heidelberg UniversityMiguel Vargas, a graduate of Mariner High School, has committed to attend Heidelberg University, Ohio, and play football in the fall. While at Heidelberg, he plans to study sports management and business. A 6-1, 230-pound defensive end, Vargas played for Chris Siner at Mariner. He was an All-County and first team AllLCAC selection. Miguel is the son of Miguel and Dana Vargas. Thomas To Attend St. AugustineJacques Thomas, a resident of Fort Myers, has been admitted to Saint Augustines University in Raleigh, North Carolina for the fall semester. Luke Graduates From VillanovaCody Luke, a resident of North Fort Myers, graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Arts degree during a spring commencement ceremony, held on May 19. Animal Services Reduces Pet Adoption FeesKitten season is in full swing at Lee County Domestic Animal Services (LCDAS). During kitten season, the monthly intake of cats and kittens doubles from 250 to nearly 500. To help alleviate the overcrowding, all felines six months and older are just $25 as well as two-for-one. The shelter is also reducing the adoption fee for all dogs 35 pounds and over to $35. Now is a great time to add more than one new member to the family. While cat intake spikes during the summer, we normally take in 400 dogs every month, said Donna Ward, LCDAS director. June is really the beginning of our crisis season since adoptions tend to slow down in the summer too, she said. Many baby kittens that have been in foster care the last two months are back at the shelter and ready for new homes. The discounted fees include the veterinary and other services valued at over $500. Every pet adopted will receive spay or neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, flea treatment, de-worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and older, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, Lee County pet license for pets three months and older, microchip ID, 10-day health guarantee, and pet behavior helpline. Pets available for adoption may be viewed online at www.leelostpets.com and adopters can submit their application online. The website updates hourly. Volunteers and staff will be available to help individuals and families select the pet that best suits their lifestyle. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. Adoption hours are Monday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Parker Receives Degree From Widener LawWidener Law held commencement exercises for its 39th graduating class on its campus in Wilmington, Delaware on May 18. The graduates included Andrew Parker, a resident of North Fort Myers, who received a Juris Doctor degree. Southwest Florida Attractions Association Installs 2013-14 BoardThe Southwest Florida Attractions Association recently installed new board members at its annual dinner meeting at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Estero. Candice Cocco, tourism group sales manager for the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, will serve as president for its 2013-14 term. This is a great organization that also delivers, Cocco said. We deliver revenue growth for our members and have a good time doing it. Stay and play one more day, is the associations motto. Other inductees for the term include vice president, Eric Graff, Southwest Florida Distributing, Publishing & Mailing; secretary, Patty Stallsmith, Broadway Palm; treasurer, Terry Simon, Fort Myers Miracle Baseball; and membership director, Shelley Starner, Miromar Outlets. The purpose of the Southwest Florida Attractions Association, with members in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties, is to promote the attractions industry in southwest Florida. Membership offers opportunities to network, attend trade shows and events, and learn the latest industry trends at monthly professional development workshops and social gatherings. The next association event is the Collier County Tradeshow Cruise aboard the Naples Princess on June 19. Attendees will include tour operators, chamber employees, concierges, activity directors and other industry professionals. For more information, visit www.swflattractions.com or call 415-7529. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER JUNE 21, 201322 Dr. DavePersonality Disorderby Dr. Dave HepburnCarl, I comment to the psychiatrist sitting beside me at a medical conference I recently attended (for some odd reason, these guys seem to relish sitting by me). Is it not true that just about everyone could be slotted into one personality disorder category or another? Sort of. We could all be described as having one style of personality or another, with only the degree of the personality trait determining if it becomes a disorder. You, for example, I would classify as a compulsive personality with... Why you incompetent Freudian snake oil nincompoo... No, this is true of most doctors. But a personality style only becomes a disorder when it is taken to the extreme. Then it begins to interfere with day-to-day functioning. But by its very definition, those with personality disorders dont believe they have a problem. They think they are OK, its everyone around them that notices the problem. Oh, its out there alright. Ive noticed that my office staff, my hockey team and all of their families seem somewhat unstable. I see. While two to three percent of the population consistently demonstrate a full blown personality disorder, the rest of us need to be wary that our particular personality style doesnt deteriorate down the continuum into a personality disorder. Certain triggers such as an illness, (particularly neurological illnesses), stress and even some medications may convert our style or trait into a disorder. For example, someone you might consider sensitive may become ill and slide down that continuum to develop an avoidant personality disorder. A conscientious person may become an obsessive-compulsive during university exams. While personality traits are often genetically programmed, a dysfunctional personality disorder may develop permanently in a child who is the product of chronic moderate neglect or abuse. Once ingrained, personality disorders are notoriously difficult to treat. It is not easy to treat someone who thinks everyone else is the problem. These people are able to thwart any attempt at therapy. They are difficult people with disturbed, extreme and rigid views of themselves and the world about them. Want to get the family stirred up tonight? Try gathering the clan around and determine which personality trait/ style each fits into. That way, when Uncle Engelbert goes squirrelly one day while on Dilaudid after bowel surgery, you can predict which personality disorder you will be dealing with. To further foment family feuding, grade each player from 1-10 based on how close their trait is to becoming a disorder. But if they are at all like my family, remember theyll all be a little odd. Rise above it. Personality Style? Disorder Vigilant? Paranoid (unwarranted suspicion, envy, distrust in motives of others) Devoted? Dependant (submissive and clinging behaviour, fear of separation) Mercurial? Borderline (very unstable in interpersonal relationships, impulsive) Self-confident? Narcissistic (lack of empathy for others, need for admiration) Dramatic? Histrionic (over reactive, theatrical behaviour and seductiveness, attention seeking, excessively emotional) Aggressive? Explosive (impulse control, temper problems) Adventurous? Antisocial (disregard for rights of others, sociopathic) Conscientious? Obsessive compulsive (excessive concern with conformity, inability to relax easily) Solitary? Schizoid (timidness, introversion, social detachment) Leisurely? Passive aggressive (negativistism, passive resistance to demands and resposibilities) Sensitive? Avoidant (hypersensitive, social inhibition) Self-sacrificing? Self-defeating (If I suffer enough and someone sees it, Ill be loved) Idiosyncratic? Schizotypal (eccentricity of behaviour, discomfort with and reduced capacity for close relationships) 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. deaRPharmacistCan Your Pet Cause Illness? by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I read your article on Bartonella, and how pets can indirectly give it to you. What other diseases do pets transmit? Are there antibiotics? SJ, Orlando, Florida Great question, since pet lovers dont connect their illness to pets, but zoonotic infections are certainly possible. And yes, there are antimicrobials but the exact kind is based upon your illness. This will freak some of you out: Cat Scratch Fever Dont play rough with kitty or let him lick your wounds because about 40 percent of cats are a natural reservoir of Bartonella henselae, an organism thats also transmitted by ticks. Growing up, my rather savage cat named Sugar attacked me all the time. I was lucky! If youre not, cat scratch disease causes swollen lymph nodes, headaches, fatigue, low appetite and/or fever. Its almost impossible to eradicate and can cause life-long problems: anxiety, panic attacks, seizure disorder, encephalopathy, memory problems, fog, chronic fatigue, joint pain, rheumatoid-like pain and foot pain. Ive archived an article about this at my website. Hookworms This intestinal parasite has mouth hooks and latches on to your gut. Puppies and kittens may have it until theyre dewormed, but thats not 100 percent insurance so be careful changing the litter box, or picking up dog poop, or letting your child play in sandboxes. Hookworms are passed by the fecal-oral route and can cause skin rashes, intestinal bleeding and abdominal pain. Toxoplasma gondii, another cat and dog-transmitted parasite is associated with schizophrenia. Lyme Disease Its not a zoonotic disease but its epidemic, so it gets honorable mention. Borrelia burgdorferi causes Lyme and it travels with other pathogens like Bartonella, Babesia or Rickettsia. Pets carry ticks which jump on you and bite (you will never feel it, and rarely see it). Hundreds of symptoms can occur, causing you to get misdiagnosed with any one of 300 disorders, mainly autoimmune or fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue. Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus (LCMV) If you love your guinea pig, hamster or mouse, watch out. This virus is transmitted from rodent urine, droppings or saliva. No bite is necessary, LCMV can be transmitted into your mouth, nose, eyes or broken skin. When I was 18, I had a pet hamster named Tootsie (a left-over from my science project). He was cute and fuzzy, so I know these critters are hard to resist. Still, dont kiss them, and use gloves when cleaning their cage. Salmonellosis Salmonella is associated with contaminated food, but your pet dog, cat, horse, turtle, snake, gecko or farm animal can pass salmonella into their feces. Touch it and you could get it. Great time to remind parents to keep an eye on your kids at the petting zoo! Symptoms include diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps. If it gets into the blood stream, its bad news. Parrot Fever Caused by an organism called Chlamydophila psittaci, this can cause diarrhea, low appetite, weight loss, weakness, difficulty breathing and eye infections. Its dangerous and, in some cases, fatal. 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. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, My husband is rarely sick, but this day he had an upset stomach, so he just had fluids. He had a restless night and didnt sleep much, so he decided he would take a sleeping pill the next night. He continued on the fluids, and then decided to take a sleeping pill and go to bed early. A couple of hours later, he had to go to the bathroom. He must have become confused because he bumped into the TV and it fell off the table and he fell into the window. I, of course, woke up and guided him into the bathroom. A couple of hours later, he needed to go to the bathroom again, but this time he wasnt so lucky and I didnt wake up. The injury he received from falling into the tile bathtub has taken months to heal and he also became very depressed during recovery. Please tell other seniors to be very, very careful when they need to take sleeping medications. Levinia Dear Levena, Most seniors do not sleep for eight hours straight, without having to get up and go to the bathroom that just seems to be part of the aging process. If you take a sleeping pill, you may wake up and be confused from the effects of the drug and problems develop as you have described. We older people must be very careful and only take sleeping pills when all other lifestyle changes have been exhausted, such as not having caffeine, nor late night exercise, not eating for two hours prior to retiring and sleeping in a cool room. Lizzie Dear Levena, Sleeping and anti-anxiety pills are very dangerous because of the associated risk of falls. There are many deaths associated with falls and the complications of falls. If your physician is reluctant to order sleeping medication, he is practicing good medicine. A good rule to remember: pills dont cure everything and for every benefit there is also a risk. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


23 THE RIVER JUNE 21, 2013 Calendar Girls Visit Evans Health CareFor the past eight summers, The Calendar Girls have made a visit to Evans Health Care in Fort Myers. In honor of Flag Day, The Calendar Girls performed a patriotic show on June 12 to the delight of the audience, both young and old. The Calendar Girls is a patriotic dance team of women all over the age of 50 who believe paying it forward in the community through song and dance. They support Paws For Patriots, a program of Southeastern Guide Dogs located in Palmetto, Florida. For more information, go to www.calendargirlsflorida.com. The Calendar Girls with a young patient from Evans Health Care Publix Program Brings In $27,300 For Chapin Food BankPublix Supermarkets presented a check for $27,300 to the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida through its Food For All program of the Food Industry Crusade Against Hunger (FICAH), a voluntary effort of the food industry to alleviate hunger and malnutrition by fostering long-term, self-help solutions in the United States and around the world. The check presented will result in nearly $164,000 worth of food and supplies being distributed to families in need in Southwest Florida. FICAH and its Food For All programs teach a person to fish rather than simply provide the person with fish. By doing this, human dignity is promoted, enabling hungry neighbors to become self sufficient. The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribution to families in need through a network of 150 nonprofit agencies in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties that provide food to more than 30,000 people monthly. Over 1 million pounds of food are distributed by the Harry Chapin Food Bank monthly. For each $100, the food bank can distribute $600 worth of food and supplies. In the past fiscal year, the Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed more than 15.1 million pounds of food and other grocery items valued at more than $25 million. This is roughly the equivalent of 12.5 million meals to people in need. For additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or visit www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. Al Brislain of the Harry Chapin Food Bank, center, with representatives from Publix Supermarkets and their donation to the Food For All program LCEC Prepares For 2013 Hurricane SeasonLCECs preparation begins long before a hurricane threatens to make landfall in Southwest Florida. To ensure LCEC has the resources needed for restoration, the organization cultivates relationships with power line and tree-trimming contractors, fuel companies, material vendors, food service vendors, other cooperatives and local agencies for back-up resources. In addition, LCECs 400-plus employees play a critical role in the restoration plan. Employees put their typical job responsibilities on hold to pitch in during restoration. Restoration Priorities LCEC has a detailed restoration plan that outlines priorities of electric restoration during large power outages. LCECs plan first calls for restoration of essential services such as hospitals, traffic signals, shelters, law enforcement. Next, power is restored to the largest number of customers. The last to be restored are individual services or services that need to be reconnected after repair to their home electrical system. LCEC does not disconnect power before a storm. The utility lets Mother Nature run her course, and begins to restore power to impacted areas once winds are at a safe level. How Customers Should Prepare For Outages Ensure that you have a back-up telephone if you use a cordless or other telephone that is dependent on electricity. Have a battery-powered radio on hand and a supply of fresh batteries to stay aware of news and other information. Keep a flashlight and extra batteries handy. What To Do When The Lights Go Out Help keep LCECs telephone lines clear for emergency calls. Only call LCEC at 656-2300 to report downed power lines. Visually check your weather-head (on the roof where your service drop connects to the pole) and your meter box to make sure it is not damaged. Any damage to your homes electric system must be repaired by a licensed electrician and inspected by a designated agency before power to your home can be restored. Turn off your appliances. This will protect them when service is restored, prevent electrical fires and lessen the chances of circuit overload when service is restored. You may leave one light on to serve as a visual signal that power has been restored. Storm Safety Tips Stay clear of downed power lines. They may still be energized and dangerous. Puddles of water contacting downed lines are just as dangerous. Dont trim trees or remove debris located near downed power lines. If you must remove debris from your home, dont pile it under or near electrical lines or equipment. Residents on life support need to have an alternate plan in place to ensure the continuity of any life-support needs. This may include making special arrangements to spend time with a friend or relative during an outage or using a back-up generator. If operating a portable generator, keep it outside and in an open area. Carbon monoxide emissions can be harmful. Follow all instructions regarding safe operation. Do not connect the generator directly to your main electrical panel. If installed incorrectly, power could flow into outside lines and injure you, your neighbors or utility crews working in the area. Avoid detaining LCEC employees or contractors while they are working to restore power. This can be distracting, can cause an accident and impedes the process. www.SeabreezeN u rseries.com ( 239 ) 5 60-142 2 W HI T EFL Y or Sooty Mold? ? Y We can hel p A sk about our S eason D iscount! m s, P al m e s, n ativ e n s c roto n d s, bromelia d e s, buttery bush e re & mu ch m or Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


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PUZZLE ANSWERS My Stars FOR WEEK OF JUNE 24, 2013ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Count to 10 if you must, but dont lose your temper, despite that persons (you know who!) efforts to goad you into reacting. Your restraint will pay off in a big way. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This week finds you in a sociable mood, ready and eager to enjoy the company of family and friends. Its also a good time to seek out and renew old friendships. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Patience is called for as you await a decision about that project youre eager to launch. Meanwhile, try to set aside more time to share with that special person in your life. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Avoid becoming involved in a workplace dispute early in the week by insisting both sides submit their stands to a neutral arbitrator. Things begin to cool off by Thursday. LEO (July 23 to August 22) It promises to be a busy but productive week for the Big Cat. The pace slows by Friday, allowing you to catch up on matters you put aside but that now need your attention. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A suddenly disruptive family situation is best handled with a cool, calm and collected response. Wait until things settle to let off all that pent-up emotional steam. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your practical side dominates the week as you reassess your finances to make some sensible adjustments in what you plan to spend and what you expect to save. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) An unexpected meeting with a former colleague opens some interesting possibilities. But you need to press for full disclosure before making a decision. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A recent flurry of activity eases by midweek, giving you time to readjust your disrupted schedule and make new plans for a weekend getaway. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Youre usually the one who gives advice. But now its time to open yourself up to counsel from friends who have your best interests at heart. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You might find resistance to your call for a full inquiry into a workplace problem. But by weeks end even the most rigid naysayers begin to come around. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A recurring problem surfaces once again. Maybe its time you used your creative talents to help you find a new approach to resolving it once and for all. BORN THIS WEEK: You are guided in what you do both by your intelligence and your emotions. An acting career would suit you quite well. On June 29, 1613, the Globe Theater, where most of Shakespeares plays debuted, burns down. The Globe was a round wooden structure with a stage at one end, and covered balconies for the gentry. The galleries could seat about 1,000 people, with room for another 2,000 groundlings, who could stand around the stage. On June 24, 1803, Matthew Thornton, one of New Hampshires delegates to the second Continental Congress, dies at age 89. Because he did not arrive in Philadelphia until September, he missed the initial approval of the Declaration of Independence, but later added his signature to the document. On June 26, 1911, athlete Mildred Babe Didrikson is born in Port Arthur, Texas. At the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles, Didrikson won gold medals in the javelin and 80-meter hurdles. She had qualified for five events, but women were restricted to three events at the Olympics. On June 28, 1928, a 26-year-old Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five fellow jazz instrumentalists record a song called West End Blues. The technology didnt allow for playback, so when Armstrong and his Hot Five ended their session, they hadnt even heard the recording that is recognized as a critical influence, even on rock n roll. On June 30, 1936, Margaret Mitchells Gone With the Wind is published. While recovering from a series of injuries, Mitchell began writing the story of an Atlanta belle named Pansy OHara. A publishing company later convinced her to change the name to Scarlett. On June 25, 1950, armed forces from communist North Korea smash into South Korea, setting off the Korean War. The United States sprang to the defense of South Korea and fought a bloody war for the next three years. More than 55,000 American troops were killed in the conflict. On June 27, 1976, a factory storekeeper in Sudan becomes ill and dies five days later, marking the beginning of the first Ebola virus epidemic. By the time the epidemic was over, 284 cases were reported. Scientists still do not know what causes the disease to return or how to cure it. It was American industrialist Henry Ford who made the following sage observation: Whether you think that you can, or that you cant, you are usually right. It took Leonardo da Vinci four years to complete his iconic painting the Mona Lisa. If youre planning a trip to the United Kingdom this summer, you might want to add a side trip to Llanfair in Wales. The towns Welsh name is llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantsiliogogogoch, which means, roughly, Saint Marys Church in a hollow of white hazel, close to a whirlpool and Saint Tysilos Church and near a red cave. The sign at the railway station that has the towns name is 20 feet long. The next time youre aviating in Alaska, keep in mind that in that state its illegal to view a moose from the window of any flying vehicle. Whats in a name? Well, a great deal, it would seem -at least according to those trying to make it big. Joan Crawford was born Lucille La Sueur, Roy Rogers was Leonard Slye, and Dean Martin was Dino Crocetti. Issur Danielovitch (wisely) changed his name to Kirk Douglas, and Archibald Leach decided he preferred to become famous as Cary Grant. Before 1948 on the island of Bermuda, cars were forbidden. You might be surprised to learn that the cowboy hat was not as widespread in the Old West as might be assumed from watching old movies. The most popular headwear on the frontier was the bowler hat. The bowler had the advantage of stability; it wouldnt blow off in high winds. It was worn by Bat Masterson, Billy the Kid, Black Bart and Butch Cassidy. The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. -Oscar Wilde THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAYDID YOU KNOW 1. U.S. STATES: What is the capital of Kentucky? 2. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is a luge? 3. BIBLE: Which biblical character was swallowed by a whale? 4. TELEVISION: What was the professors name on Gilligans Island? 5. LITERATURE: What Shakespearean character speaks the line, Thus with a kiss I die? 6. FAMOUS QUOTES: Who once said, Always go to other peoples funerals, otherwise they wont come to yours? 7. MUSIC: What does the musical term lento mean? 8. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What color is a robins egg? 9. LANGUAGE: What is the French name for the English Channel? 10. GEOGRAPHY: In what country can the ancient site of Machu Picchu be found? TRIVIA TEST 1. Frankfort 2. A racing sled 3. Jonah 4. Roy Hinkley 5. Romeo, Romeo and Juliet 6. Yogi Berra 7. Slow tempo 8. Blue 9. La Manche 10. Peru. ANSWERS25 THE RIVER JUNE 21, 2013 SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the last Detroit Tiger before Miguel Cabrera in 2008-12 to have five consecutive seasons of 100-plus RBIs? 2. In 2012, Jimmy Rollins became the fourth player to get 2,000 hits with the Philadelphia Phillies. Name two of the first three to do it. 3. How many quarterbacks have won a Super Bowl at age 36 or older? 4. For how many consecutive years now has the winner of the Big East mens basketball tournament appeared in the NCAA Final Four? 5. When was the last time before 2013 that the New York Islanders reached the NHL playoffs? 6. Name the two drivers who won from the pole position twice at the Daytona 500. 7. Since Olympic womens doubles tennis resumed in 1988, name the only year in which an American team did not win a gold medal. ANSWERS 1. Charlie Gehringer, 1932-36. 2. Richie Ashburn, Ed Delahanty and Mike Schmidt. 3. Johnny Unitas, Jim Plunkett and John Elway. 4. Four -West Virginia (2010), UConn (2011) and Louisville (2012-13). 5. It was 2007. 6. Cale Yarborough (1968, ) and Bill Elliott (1985, ). 7. In 2004, Li Ting and Sun Tiantian of China won the gold medal.


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THE RIVER JUNE 21, 201328 CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE ANNUAL RENTALRE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311 RS 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 RENTALSSANIBELDIRECTLY ACROSS FROM BEACH This custom UF piling home offers 2 oors of living. Custom wood oors thru out, & custom wood staircase, All High End appliances, separate bar, full custom master suite on top oor, and home has large 3 car garage. A rare offering @ $3,500/mo. BAY 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 6/14 BM TFN 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 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 OPEN HOUSE WEST GULF DRIVE Sunday, June 23rd, 10am 2pm 4203 Dingman Drive, Sanibel Simply the Best... Gorgeous Renovation 4 BR, 3 BA Chuck Bergstrom, 239-209-6500 Island Resident, Realtor NS 6/21 BM 6/21 WEST GULF DRIVE STILT HOME3 BR/2 BA; 1600 Sq Ft; 110 x 180 Lot FSBO: $679,900, OBO 239-472-0692 www.4sanibel.com NS 6/21 CC TFN FOR SALE BY OWNER3BEDROOM/2BATH POOL HOME IONA/MCGREGOR AREA $169,900 CALL FOR DETAILS 239-565-2155RS 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 6/21 CC 7/12 SERVICES OFFEREDHELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047 NS 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 SERVICES OFFEREDPAINTING 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) 728-1971 RS 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.com RS 1/25 BM TFN REMODELINGStan Boring General Contractor239-470-9991Over 40 Years Construction Experience. Remodeling, Cabinetry, Flooring, Carpentry. stanboring@gmail.com NS 6/7 CC TFN ROGER NODRUFF ELECTRICLic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. Of ce & Store Maint. RS 6/7 CC TFN GIRL FRIDAY HOUSEKEEPERReliable, hard working 59 y/o woman wishing to work for someone in need of a housekeeper... and or plus much more... shopping, cooking, driving, all-around help! Call Annie 239-246-0925. NS 6/14 CC 6/14 BEACHSIDE ANIMAL CLINIC SANIBELItchy Pets? We Can Help.239-579-0804NS 6/21 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALFOR 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 Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN VACATION RENTALLIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511RS 1/4 CC TFN INVESTMENT OPPROTUNITYFINANCING WANTEDFinancing wanted for a good buyer. Water front with pool in gated community with golf access/boat ramp/boat lift/tennis courts/ park and riding stables. Five minutes from downtown Fort Myers. Been in the same line of work for over 25 years and lived in the same neighborhood for 20 years. Requesting a loan amount of $240,000 for two years. Homes range from over $200,000 to one million. Stable family will take care of this home. Call 239-340-0515.NS 6/21 CC 6/28 RENTAL WANTEDRENTAL WANTEDSanibel family (2 adults/1 child) seeking annual rental. 3 or 4B/2B on Sanibel (east of Tarpon Bay Rd) 239-810-3864.NS 6/21 CC 6/28 ANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDSWF, freelance writer seeking annual rental on Sanibel or Captiva (6 months or longer)quiet, clean, excellent credit and references. Call Diane at (804) 690-4757.NS 6/21 CC 7/12


29 THE RIVER JUNE 21, 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 WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 6/7 CC 8/30 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 LOST AND FOUNDLOSTLost 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 TOOL BOX WASHES UP ON SANIBELThis tool box with motor parts washed up on shore Saturday morning, May 8 about 8:30 on the beach at Sundial Resort on Sanibel Island. To claim call Sundial Resort Security 239-472-4151.NS 6/14 CC TFN FOR SALEANTIQUE BUTCHER BLOCK24 x 32. Has holder for knives. $250 or best offer. 239-980-4236 NS 6/14 CC TFN SERVICES OFFEREDHOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Full Range of Services Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 1/4 BM TFN GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION ESTATE SALESat. June 22, 8AM to 2PM, 580 Boulder Dr., Sanibel. Antiques, Oil Lamps, Teacup collection, Grandmother clock, and many other ne items, Chest of drawers, Sewing machine, artist supplies, paper, easel, craft items, Quilting books & tools, and many other ne decorating and household items. NS 6/21 CC 6/21 HELP WANTED3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 231 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 1/4 NC TFN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITYThe Sunshine Ambassador Program is a new and exciting volunteer opportunity offered at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida located within HealthPark Medical Center. The Sunshine Ambassadors will greet, assist and be a positive rst point of contact for patients, families and visitors entering the hospital. The Ambassadors also make a difference to families by providing educational and healthful resources to assist in GRANDparenting for GRANDchildren. We are currently seeking year-round volunteers to work one 4-hour shift Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. If you would be interested in learning more about this wonderful new opportunity, please contact Lisa Ellinwood, Volunteer Resources Coordinator at 239-343-5062 at the Golisano Childrens Hospital.NS 2/8 CC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDAt The Sanibel School Call Michelle Wesley 239-910-8000RS 1/4 NC 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 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 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 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. NS 5/31 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 HELP WANTED EXPERIENCED CAREGIVERSANIBEL RESIDENT PREFERRED MUST BE WILLING TO WORK DAYS OR NIGHTS 699-2146 NS 6/21 CC TFN BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN 22-FOOT GLACIER BAY CATAMARANIn good condition. Needs some detailing and a high pressure fuel pump. $12,500 or best offer. The boat was donated to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) for quick sale. Contact James Robinson at CROW at (239) 472-3644, ext. 221 or development@ crowclinig.org. Or contact Peg Albert at (239) 472-3644, ext. 232 or peg@ crowclinic.org. NS 6/21 CC 6/21 2005 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDOGreat condition inside & out. 89.5k miles, new tires, well maintained, comfortable & reliable vehicle. $8,300. 239-472-8798.NS 6/21 CC 6/28 CAR FOR SALE To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


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 21, 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 Hello, my name is Ace and I am a 2.5-yearold male brown and white chihuahua/ dachshund mix (aka Chiweenie). I may be small, but I am a Top Dog! I love to be cuddled and promise to be your best friend. I am a little shy when I meet strangers, but quickly warm up to those who care. I walk very nicely on a leash and love to play outside. My adoption fee is $75. Hello, my name is Sandie and I am a 2-monthold female gray tabby domestic short hair. Its kitten season and I am one of many babies hoping to be adopted this month. I have been in foster care and Im ready for my forever home now. Thanks to the great care I received, I know how to use a litter box, play well with other kitties, and Im very sociable with people (I love to give kisses). I dont really know much about dogs, but Im so little I probably wont mind sharing a home with one. My adoption fee is $50 For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs 6 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. Sandie ID# 566927 Ace ID# 508597 photos by squaredogphoto.com


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