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FREETake Me Home VOL. 13, NO. 7 FEBRUARY 21, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Barbary Coast Dixieland Band To Perform At Shell Point VillageShell Point Retirement Communitys Fine & Performing Arts Concert Series features the Barbary Coast Dixieland Band on Friday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. in The Village Church auditorium. The Barbary Coast Dixieland Band is perennially popular at Shell Point. Bandleader Dick Peterson, along with Russ Peterson, Steve Pikal, Tom Andrews, Jim ten Bensel and Fred Richardson, will have the audience members tapping their feet. In a complete stage show, not just a band performance, these versatile musicians swap instruments on stage without missing a note. Performing for over 45 years, the band has been elected into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame and is rated among the finest Dixieland bands in the country. Tickets are $15 each. To purchase them, visit www.shellpoint.org/concerts or call 454-2067. The Barbary Coast Dixieland Band Screaming Orphans In ConcertOn Saturday, February 22, the Rotary Club of Fort Myers presents the 5th annual Screaming Orphans concert at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center. The special evening begins with food, a silent auction and a live auction. The opening act is Kilt the Messenger, which will perform outside, under the stars, at 6 p.m. The Screaming Orphans take the stage at 8 p.m. These four talented, funny, high-spirited, musically obsessed sisters had the good fortune to be raised in Bundoran in County Donegal, Ireland. Their sound has been compared to the Bangles and the Cranberries and their influences range from The Beatles, REM, Indigo Girls and ABBA to traditional Irish music. Their performances at the annual Rotary benefit concerts are sold-out year after year. Tickets are $75 and include dinner and the performances. All proceeds benefit the Adonis Autism Assistance Foundation and the Rotary Trust Fund. The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street, Fort Myers. For tickets, call the Rotary Club of Fort Myers at 332-8158 or go to www.sbdac.com. The Screaming Orphans are comprised of four musically talented sisters from Ireland Ding Darling And Doc Fords Tarpon TourneyA 100 percent purse and Randy Wayne Whites participation promise to make the 3rd annual Ding Darling & Doc Fords Tarpon Tournament on Saturday, May 3 the hottest competition on the water. Award-winning Doc Ford murdermystery series novelist White has already signed on for fishing the tournament, in which 100 percent of the entry fee ($500 per boat of up to four) will be distributed as tournament awards. Im really looking forward to the tournament, said White, a former area fishing guide. Its for such a great cause, and a good excuse to get out and meet people and hopefully hook into some feisty tarpon. Following the catch-release-and-care competition, the Silver King For Ding After-Party will be open to the public, with limited tickets available at $50 for each non-fisherman, including dinner and a silent auction. The Captains Dinner will take place the previous evening, on Friday, May 2 at Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille on Fort Myers Beach. Doc Fords with locations on Sanibel Island, Captiva Island and Fort Myers Beach has again committed to being the title sponsor for the 2014 tournament, along with the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS). Proceeds will benefit wildlife and conservation education at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. Theres not another tarpon tournament like it in the area, said Marty Harrity, Doc Fords co-owner. In past years, weve had fishermen from all over the country. Doc Fords has been a faithful supporter of our efforts at Ding Darling, helping greatly to bolster refuge programs and research to balance federal budget shortfalls, added Birgie Miller, DDWS executive director. Last year, we raised $40,000 for the refuge as a result of sponsorships, donations and auction proceeds. Were so grateful to Doc Fords for this huge effort in our behalf. For more information on the tournament, visit www.dingdarlingtarpontourney. com. Anyone interested in becoming a tournament sponsor should contact Miller at 292-0566 or director@dingdarlingsociety.org. Tournament sponsors include: Title continued on page 19 Tarpon teams head out to fish at first light


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 21, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: Two Fort Myers Cowboysby Gerri Reaves, PhD Co-Publishers Advertising Sales Office Coordinator Graphic Arts/Production Photographer Writers PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Circa 1900, Frank Carson (left) and Walter G. Langford capture the mood of Fort Myers beginnings as a cow-town courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society Walter G. Langford built this red brick and white-masonry Chicago-style bungalow in 1919. In 2003, it was moved from the southwest to the southeast corner of First and Fowler. courtesy of the State Archives of Florida


3 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 21, 2014 Fort Myers Public Art: Alliance For Arts Hosts Student Exhibitby Tom HallDuring the month of April, artwork created by Lee County students will fill the gallery at the Alliance for the Arts. This is the 22nd year the alliance has partnered with the Lee Arts Educators Association to give students the opportunity to display their artwork in a formal exhibit. This annual show features more than forty schools and hundreds of pieces of art. Works in a wide variety of mediums by elementary and middle school students will be on display from April 2 to 11 with an opening reception on Wednesday, April 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. Their work will then be replaced with pieces created by high school students with a second opening reception on Wednesday, April 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. Judges will select high school winners in several categories and award a Best in Show. The high school work will remain on display until April 25. The educators association is a group of art teachers who work to recognize and promote students who show an interest and aptitude in the visual arts. Artwork by member teachers will be on display in the Alliance Member Gallery. The Theatre Lobby will feature works created by artists and poets for the Broadsides: Poetry off the Shelf event, a special National Poetry Month celebration on Thursday, April 17. Join your friends and neighbors at the Alliance on April 2 and April 16 to support these youth artists, or come by any time to peruse the exhibits while theyre on display. The alliance galleries are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. They are free and open to the public. The Alliance for the Arts galleries and grounds are located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to truetours.net. Elementary and middle schools students will display their artwork at Alliance for the Arts from April 2 to 11. This image shows work from last years exhibit. From page 2Two CowboysFor information, call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Continue your exploration of local history, people, and places at the Southwest Florida Historical Societys research center at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Visit the all-volunteer non-profit organization on Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon, or call the society at 939-4044. Sources: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society and The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer. 33 Patio DeLeon, Downtown Fort Myers (239) 337-3377OPEN Mon-ur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sun Closed 42nd Annual Show & Sale of @


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 21, 20144 5K Run Through Nature Center Supports Kiwanis Club Program The Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis held the 6th annual Calusa Bug Chase 5K Run and BUG Crawl on January 25 at the Calusa Nature Center in Fort Myers. The race benefitted the Fort Myers-Metro Kiwanis Clubs BUG (Bringing Up Grades) Program. The race had 142 participants who traveled the trails at the nature center and a portion of the asphalt bike path on Ortiz Avenue. The race was timed with Chrono Track Bib Tag Technology and was supervised by the Fort Myers Track Club. Title Big Bug Sponsor for the race was Pool Pros. Paychex, Charlie Dodson of State Farm, MLS Title, Great Clips, Pampered Pooch Dog Boarding and Daycare, Mark Loren Designs, The McGregor Clinic, Island Aire of Southwest Florida and Ludden Insurance also committed to sponsorships. The Bagel Factory of Fort Myers, Allied Portables, Lehigh Acres Gazette and Calusa Nature Center were in-kind sponsors. Sponsorships raised $2,650. Proceeds from the run are still being calculated by the Fort Myers Track Club. Caroline Mackenzie won overall female with a time of 21:38. Ryan Stafford won overall male with a time of 16:23. Other winners included Deborah Wilson (Masters Female), Yancey Palmer (Masters Male), Terry Wilbur (Grand Master Female), John Gervase (Grand Master Male), Kathy Canady (Senior Grand Master Female) and Mike McCusker (Senior Grand Master Male). Age group awards were also presented. Full race results can be found online at http://ftmyerstrackclub.com. Photos from the race can be found on the Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Clubs Facebook page and the Lehigh Acres Gazettes Facebook page. All proceeds benefit the Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis BUG (Bring UP Grades) program, designed to provide recognition to local elementary students who raise their grades to an acceptable range and maintain or continue to raise them from one grading period to the next. The Metro-McGregor Kiwanis currently has BUG programs at Manatee, Orangewood, Colonial and Littleton Elementary schools and is actively seeking more schools to participate. The Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club is looking for more service-minded individuals and business professionals who would like to make a direct impact on the community through volunteering. Meetings are held every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in Fort Myers. For details on joining the Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club, call club president Harris Segel at 939-4027 or email harris@pampered-pooch.com. Runners line up for the start of the 2014 Calusa Bug Chase C D with this ad 10 % OFF ENTIRE PURCHASE 239.437.4555 On your way to Costco, stop by and visit us next to Jasons Deli On your way to Costco, stop by and visit us next to Jasons Deli Resort wear | Cruise wear | Elegant casual Florida wear Resort wear | Cruise wear | Elegant casual Florida wear Escapada, Match Point, Before and again, Zen Knits, Barbara Gerwitz, Donna Morgan Escapada, Match Point, Before and again, Zen Knits, Barbara Gerwitz, Donna Morgan Thyme body and lotions Thyme body and lotions Members of the Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club Overall female winner Caroline Mackenzie Overall male winner Ryan Stafford The Pool Pros family sponsored and participated in the race


5 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 21, 2014 Celebration Held At House Built By The Pilot ClubSeventeen female students at Florida Gulf Coast University each year are provided the opportunity to reside in the scholarship house, which was built by the Pilot Club of Fort Myers. A 10-year celebration was held recently at the house with Fran Gresham, a primary donor, being the main guest of honor. District representatives of the Pilot Club were also present. The Pilot Club purchased the property and built the house through the cooperation of the Southern Scholarship Foundation. Many local companies assisted with the building through inkind donations. The Pilot Club provides support each year through supplies, meals and speakers. The focus of the Pilot Club of Fort Myers is helping organizations seeking to improve the quality of life for individuals with brain-related disorders through volunteer activities, education and financial support. For more information about the Pilot Club, contact the president, Cindy Lopez, at 565-5043 or email Lozcyn@ gmail.com. AAUW Of Lee County Presents Garage SaleThe AAUW of Fort Myers/Lee County will present an extraordinary garage sale on Saturday, February 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3432 W. Riverside Drive in Fort Myers (one block north of Fort Myers Country Club). Special guest Suzi Weinert, bestselling author of Garage Sale Stalker and Garage Sale Diamonds, will conduct a book signing from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bargain hunters and treasure seekers will be greeted by friendly gypies eager to sell everything from A to Z. There will be gypsy music, merriment, refreshments and other surprises. Proceeds will benefit the AAUW Scholarship Fund, STEM and other community projects. For more information, call Carol Edmier, publicity chair, at 731-0520. Some of the girls who reside at the scholarship house, built by the Pilot Club of Fort Myers, pose with the sign indicating one of the primary donors was Fran Gresham. The house provides for 17 female students living there each year. Fran Gresham, a member of the Fort Myers Pilot Club and a primary donor for building the scholarship house on the Florida Gulf Coast University campus, is pictured with Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson during the recent 10-year celebration of the house FREE MARINA DOCKAGE with Dock Attendants Assistance Make sure you pick up a Nellies discount card come in six times and get a FREE mealLunch, Dinner Snacks in BetweenAward-Winning Restaurant get a Where its Happy Hour all the time!!!


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 21, 20146 Stilwells Eighth Restaurant Is Moving AlongA new nautical-theme restaurant and fish market near the Sanibel toll plaza is taking shape after a six-week setback. Restaurateur and owner Sandra Stilwell said things are now moving along with her latest venture, SS Hookers. Im very pleased that the Lee County building inspector discovered the problem and we were able to redesign and correct the problem before much further construction went on, she said. We lost approximately six weeks of season and that is very painful. However, Im glad to put that behind us and move toward the goal. Far worse had it been discovered later and we wouldnt have met the elevation guidelines. The restaurant will offer a lofty view of San Carlos Bay, the Gulf of Mexico and the Sanibel Lighthouse. Stilwell didnt give a completion date but said, The container of yacht furniture will arrive in a few weeks and we are moving along. Nora Price is my interior designer. We have worked on several projects in the past and she has caught my vision for what I want to create. Stilwells goal is to add a warm and inviting restaurant with a rather yacht club kind of feel to her seven other restaurants on Sanibel and Captiva and in Fort Myers. The SS Hookers staff will be dressed in fishing-style apparel. The other restaurants in the Stilwell Enterprises and Restaurant Group chain are Keylime Bistro, RC Otters, Cantina Captiva, Captiva Pizza, Sunshine Seafood Caf and Wine Bar and Latte Da Coffee & Ice Cream Shop on Captiva and Sunshine Grille in Fort Myers. Fort Myers Beach Candidate ForumA candidate forum, entitled Commotion By The Ocean, will be held on Monday, February 24 at the Fort Myers Beach Town Hall, 2523 Estero Boulevard, between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. It will be an opportunity for Fort Myers Beach residents to get acquainted with the candidates who are running for seats on the Fort Myers Beach Town Council. Commotion By The Ocean is being sponsored by the Greater Area Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce. Candidates will discuss issues that affect Fort Myers Beach and attendees will be able to ask questions regarding their qualifications and positions on the various issues. For more information, call 454-7500 or visit www.FortMyersBeachChamber. org. Shell Point Book SaleOn Thursday and Friday, February 26 and 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, readers are invited to the Shell Point Retirement Community Librarys biggest book sale to date. Shop from the large selection of gently used books, including new releases and classics, with most items priced at just $1. The sale will also include DVDs, audio books and CDs. The Shell Point Library is located in the Resident Activity Center on The Island. For more information, call Volunteer Coordinator Melody Desilets at 454-2290. A crane lifts some of the components of the new restaurant View of the construction from the area approaching the Sanibel toll plaza Hortoons lic no. MV 81675239-267-2556Service that Speaks for Itself Ich spreche Deutsch OPEN MON-FRI 9AM 5:30PMSAT & SUN: BY APPT.


7 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 21, 2014 Students Get Insider Look At Lee County Justice System Twenty-five high school students got an inside view of the justice system on February 14 for Law Shadow Day, presented in cooperation with the Lee County Bar Association and Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. Starting at 8:30 a.m., four attorneys escorted the students as they toured the Lee County Justice Center from the Clerk of Courts Office, the jail and then to the courtroom, answering questionsalong the way. Junior Achievement aims to provide insight into all the different types of careers available within a profession for students are interested in pursuing a career in law. These young people will then find themselves on the right side of the bars as they tour the jail and learn how inmates are processed. An observation of a courtroom proceeding is planned next, with a question and answer session with a judge and several attorneys who practice different types of law. Students first arrived in the jury room to learn what it takes to make our jury system work. Clerk of Courts Linda Doggett received the students at her office and explain all the things that go on there. Sanibel Captiva Art Leagues Clothesline Art Sale Sunday, March 17 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Sanibel Community House Annual Clothesline Art Sale Saturday, March 19:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 21, 20148 Along the RiverNervous Nellies on Fort Myers Beach is the first port of call in a nationwide tour for the 16th century-era Nao Victoria. Launched by the National Air, Sea and Space Foundation, the Tall Ship Event Tour of Florida is part of the 500th anniversary Viva Florida Celebration that commenced last year. The Nao Victoria recently arrived in the United States from Spain. It is an exact replica of Ferdinand Magellans history-making ship and will be open to the public for tours. The Nao will be docked at the historic Fort Myers Beach Seaport at Nervous Nellies until March 17 and will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the public to tour. General admission tickets and express line VIP tickets that also include free use of an audio guide headset, are available for purchase in advance at www.tallshipevent. com. Whether you arrive by land or sea, parking for patrons of Nellies and Uglys is free. If you are traveling by boat, marine dockage is available at the Snug Harbour Marina with dock attendants assistance. The GPS coordinates are 2627.41 N 81.18 W. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery is located at 1131 First Street at the historic Fort Myers Beach Seaport. It is open for lunch, dinner and snacks in between. Call 463-8077 or go to www.nervousnellies.net. On Saturdays during winter season, guided nature walks in North Fort Myers are provided by Conservation 20/20 volunteers and IFAS Master Gardeners. Parking is free and no fee or registration is required. Participants are encouraged to bring items such as water, hat, sunscreen, binoculars, camera and closed-toed shoes or boots. All walks meet in the parking lots and are scheduled from 9 to 10:30 a.m. This Saturday, the guided tour is of Pine Island Flatwoods, 6351 Stringfellow Road, St. James City. The trail length is 1.12 miles and the degree of difficulty is Moderate. There are no restroom facility on-site for this trip. Pine Island is one of a couple of locations in Lee County where you will see naturalized longleaf pines. The tall, stately tree once covered 30 to 60 million acres of the southeastern United States Coastal Plain, but 200 years of logging and land clearing have greatly reduced its range. Fire plays a major role in the development of this community, and is essential to the survival of many of the animals dependent on this habitat, the gopher tortoise being a primary example. The 920-acre preserve nearly spans the width of the island. Conservation 20/20 is part of Lee County Parks & Recreation. It is located at 10130 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers. For more information about Saturdays guided nature walk, call 707-0862 or go to www.conservation2020.org. Also on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lee County Alliance for the Arts presents its Musical Discovery Series during its weekly GreenMarket. Meet musicians from the Gulf Coast Symphony at a fun and interactive event that introduces musical instrument groups and sounds and gives kids the chance to play the instruments themselves. Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers near the Colonial intersection. Call 939-2787 or go to www.artinlee.org. Every Wednesday during season, Captiva Cruises offers boat cruises and tours from Captiva Island to the historic Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers. The boat departs at 10 a.m. and cruise time aboard Santiva is approximately one hour and 40 minutes. In 1885, Thomas Edison fell in love with the village of Fort Myers while searching for the perfect material for his light bulb filament. He and Henry Ford became good friends through their work with the Detroit Edison Illuminating Company. Soon after, Edison and Ford became neighbors in Fort Myers. On your cruise along the shorelines of Captiva and Sanibel and up the Caloosahatchee, youll learn about the history and ecology of this vital ecosystem. Take a private tour of the newly-restored Edison & Ford Estates homes and grounds after lunch. Captiva Cruises also offers dolphin watch and wildlife cruises that make for memorable family adventures. The tour company reports seeing dolphins on approximately 95 percent of its cruises. The trip runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and is narrated by volunteers from the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. Captiva Cruises is located at McCarthys Marina, 11401 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva Island. For reservations, call 472-5300 or go to www.captivacruises.com. On Thursday, February 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the University of Florida, IFAS Extension invites the public to its Lee County Urban Farm Tour 2014. Spend a day of fun on four urban farms and experience new trends in urban agriculture while meeting enthusiastic urban farmers. Participants will visit four vegetable/ small fruit production farms. A fresh farm-raised lunch will be served at one of the host sites. The tour departs Terry Park, 3410 Palm Beach Boulevard, Fort Myers. The cost is $60. For registration details, call Roy Beckford at 533-7512 or email fbeckford@ leegov.com or go to www.lee.ifas.ufl.edu/AgNatRes/AgNatResClasses/Farm_ Tour_2014.pdf. Thomas and Mina Edison characters have been spotted aboard Captiva Cruises Santiva The 16th century-era Nao Victoria is docked at Nervous Nellies on Fort Myers Beach. Take a tour of the legendary ship after lunch at the waterfront eatery. 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


9 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 21, 2014 Brattas serves fresh made-to-order food in an inviting atmosphere featuring live music nightly. The two for $20 menu is served all day Sunday to Thursday. Happy Hour is daily from 4 to 6:30 p.m. with drink and appetizer specials. Filet Napoleon, Taylor Street baked ziti and fresh bruschetta are a few favorites on the restaurants daily menu. Lobster tail and Chilean sea bass is served on the weekends. 12984 S. Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers. Call 433-4449. Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille is named for the Doc Ford character in local author Randy Wayne Whites bestselling mystery novels. Its a well known gathering place and tropical theme sports bar with indoor and outdoor patio seating. The combined menu offers all the lunch and dinner items from 11 a.m. until closing. It includes cedar plank salmon topped with a mango chipotle glaze or a marinated grilled chicken sandwich. The fish tacos are a local favorite and theres a well provisioned raw bar. Tropical drinks are a specialty, notably the signature rum drink, Island Mojito. 708 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Myers Beach. Call 765-9660. Ichiban is a downtown favorite for Chinese and Japanese cuisine. The name means Number One in Japanese and offers its customers the perfect balance of great quality and affordable prices. Ichiban has been family owned and operated for ten years and its enduring popularity is a testament to its exceptional, friendly service. 1520 Broadway #106, Fort Myers. Call 334-6991. Where can you go when youre in the moooood for some great cookin, local fun and prices that wont make you lose the farm? Try Island Cow on Sanibel. Island Cow is an airy bistro with french doors leading out to the front and back patios. It is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dine under the stars while you listen to live music on one of Sanibels only al fresco eating porches. 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Call 472-0606. With casual dining and live music in a charming atmosphere, The Morgan House has been a Fort Myers institution since 1923. Nightly Specials: Monday, $20 prime rib and half-price select bottles of wine; Tuesday, $6 Morgan House burger and half-off craft beer; Wednesday, half off appetizers and house wine; Thursday, $4 martinis and half-off select shots; Friday, complimentary buffet upstairs with two drink minimum and half-off house wine and select domestic drafts; and Saturday, half-off select margaritas and tequila shots. 33 Patio De Leon, Fort Myers. Call FORT MYERS FAREDining From Downtowns Historic River District To The Beaches For more information, check out our advertisers in this weeks River Weekly DOC FORDS RUM BAR & GRILLE ICHIBAN MORGAN HOUSE BRATTAS RISTORANTE Brattas signature portobello burger with roasted red peppers and crumbled bleu cheese ISLAND COW 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Fl 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.com 3957 P P h h: 2 2 3 39 4720606wwwSanibelIslandCowcom 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 Fun "new" Moo Wear for all ages w w Always Fresh ...Always Fun! s s Always Fresh ...Always! LIVE LIVE MUSIC MUSIC w w Always w ay ay s! Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Come Try our Come Try our NEW NEW Cowlicious Cowlicious Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Specials We Proudly BrewSanibels Most Award Winning Restaurantcontinued on page 9


Churches/TemplesALL FAITHS UNITARIAN CONGREGATION (UUA) Where diversity is treasured 2756 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers Sunday Services at 9 and 11 a.m. Adult Education Workshop at 10 a.m. The Reverend Margaret L. Beard, Minister 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. Dean Nastos, Proistamenos 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. 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. 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. 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 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. www.clpc.us. Clint Cottrell, pastor Prayer Service 8 a.m., Praise 9 a.m., Childrens Church 9 a.m., Traditional 11 a.m. Summer: Prayer Service 8 a.m. Combined Traditional/Praise 10 a.m. 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, 5:30 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. 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 Pastor Eddie Spencer 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. 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, 239-939-1218, Worship: Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 & 10:45 a.m. Bible Study for adults and children Sunday at 9:15 a.m. Phone for other dates & times. Plus Marriage Enrichment, Divorcecare, Griefshare. SAINT PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 3751 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, 239-463-4251, www.stpeterfmb.com. Sundays 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion celebrated in each service. Coffee fellowship between services. SAINT NICHOLAS MONASTERY Church and Bookstore:111 Evergreen Road (southwest corner of Evergreen Road and Gail Street.) Liturgical services conducted in English and Church Slavonic; following the Julian (Old) Calendar. Liturgical Services: Sundays and Holy Days: Hours at 9:30 a.m. Holy Liturgy at 10 a.m. Call to confirm service schedule: 239-997-2847; Bookstore: 239-691-1775 or visit www.saintnicholasmonastery.org. ST. VINCENT DE PAUL CATHOLIC COMMUNITY 13031 Palm Beach Blvd (3 miles east of I75) East Fort Myers (across from Ft Myers Shores) 239 693 0818 Weekday masses: 9 a.m. Tuesday-Friday Weekend masses: 4 p.m. Saturday Sunday 9 & 11 a.m. All Are Welcome! 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. 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, 6:15 p.m. Torah Study, Saturday, 9:15 a.m. Religious Education; Sunday School and Midweek classes, Preschool Classes, Monday through Friday Web site: www.continued on page 11THE RIVER FEBRUARY 21, 201410


11 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 21, 2014 From page 10Churches/Templestemplebethel.com Affiliated: Union for Reform Judaism TEMPLE JUDEA (CONSERVATIVE) 14486 A&W Bulb Road, Fort Myers, 433-0201, Rabbi: Rabbi Marc Sack Minyan: Monday at 9 a.m. Religious Education: Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings Services: Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Web site: www.tjswfl.org 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. 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 5612700 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 Rd, Fort Myers Sunday Services 9:15 and 11 a.m. Childrens Sunday School 11 a.m. Reverend Jim Rosemergy. Our God is Love, Our religion is Oneness, Our Race is Human. 239-278-1511, www.unityoffortmyers.org. 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. Live Entertainment Nightly, Online Discounts, Loyalty Program, The Best Happy Hour We have some spectacular bands scheduled this season We have some spectacular bands scheduled this season on Friday & Saturday on Friday & SaturdayVIEW OUR SCHEDULE ONLINE at Brattasristoramte.com NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH MONDAY THRU FRIDAY NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 11:30am-4pm 11:30am-4pm Happy Hour at Lunch Happy Hour at Lunch BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM 239-433-4449 239-433-4449 12984 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS 12984 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS Dinner Dinner Daily Daily 4pm 4pm Serving Lunch Serving Lunch Mon-Fri Mon-Fri 11:30am 11:30am This weekends entertainment is This weekends entertainment is ISLANDE & CHARLES ISLANDE & CHARLES Friday, Feb 21 Friday, Feb 21 7:30-11:30pm 7:30-11:30pm DUSK DUSK Saturday, Feb 22 Saturday, Feb 22 Grilled Calamari Salad Portobello Burger Fish Tacos Flatbread PizzaAnnie Moses Band To Play Shell PointThe Village Church at Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes The Annie Moses Band on Sunday, February 23 at 6:15 p.m. as part of the 2013-14 Season of Praise Concert Series. The Annie Moses Band, a family of Juilliard-trained musicians and award-winning songwriters, is leading an artistic renaissance through musical excellence, strength of family, and a message of faith. Tickets are now on sale for $10 each. To purchase tickets online, go to www.shellpoint.org/seasonofpraise. To receive additional information about the concert series, call 454-2147. The Village Church at Shell Point is a ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance and serves a congregation of more than 600. The Village Church is located near the entrance to the Island at Shell Point and seats 1,000 people. Shell Point is located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. For more information, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131. The Annie Moses Band consists of a family of Juilliard-trained musicians and songwriters Visit shellpoint.org/concertsor call (239) 454-2067 Shell Point is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.2014 Shell Point. All rights reserved. ACT-815-14 GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY! | Single Ticket $15Shell Point Concert Series 2013-2014LET THE MUSIC MOVE YOU BARBARY COAST DIXIELAND BANDFriday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m.Back to Shell Point by popular demand, the Barbary Coast Dixieland Band will have you tapping your feet to every note they play. Performing for over 45 years, The Barbary Coast Dixieland Band has been elected into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame and is rated among the nest Dixieland bands in the country.


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 21, 201412 ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U DE S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i ce S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 The Ups And Downs Of Winter Temperaturesby Capt. Matt MitchellWith another short blast of winter air this week, water temperatures quickly dropped back into the mid-60s. Fish that had been out in open water feeding well and basking in the spring-like weather headed back deep into the mangrove creeks. But even with the near 10-degree drop in our water temperature, fishing continued to be very consistent with redfish, sheepshead, mangrove snapper and trout making up the majority of the fish caught. After a few weeks of awesome, ginlike water clarity out on the sound, the few days of high winds we experienced really stirred the water back up. Back deep in the sheltered mangrove creeks though, anglers still found pretty clear water conditions and lots of fish. With a week of near-perfect weather forecast again, the open water in the sound will clear right back up. Most of my week was spent hiding from the wind, trying to keep my clients comfortable and dry. Rough crossings of the sound all seemed to be part of a normal day of fishing. Once tucked away in the mangroves of the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, live shrimp caught crazy amounts of fish, yes, most of them small, but for sheer numbers this type of fishing is hard to beat. Daytime low tides made the perfect set up for creek fishing. The larger deeper bays back in sheltered mangrove systems are holding a good variety of fish. With stirred up and cold water on the open sound many of the fish that are normally out on the open flats headed back, just like the anglers, into the much more comfortable mangroves. Trout, mackerel, ladyfish and even a few pompano made for non-stop action on popping cork rigs baited with live shrimp. Many of these trout are on the small side of the slot but catching them just about every cast is never a problem. Ive been targeting the channel edges in the threeto four-foot range with this rig. Look for the edge of where the shallow flat drops off into the deeper water. During higher tide periods these same fish will push up on top of the mangrove bay flats. It seems the colder things get, the better this action is. Moving further back in the mangroves into the narrow creeks, I switch rigs and bounce the bottom with a jig and shrimp set-up. The faster the tide in these creeks, the better the action. Along with lots of sheepshead, some of these creeks held some larger mangrove snapper and rat redfish. The average size on these redfish is starting to get a little bit bigger with one trip this week producing four keepersized reds out of a dozen or more redfish caught. Not having to go far and catching lots of fish is the best part of our winter fishing. The downside is the often windy and cold conditions which offer anglers very few options on where to fish. Even though all my clients were happy and caught lots of fish, I am so ready for things to warm back up and get into our springtime fishing pattern. I honestly do not remember the last time I got to fish a high tide pattern and had favorable weather conditions to simply go out and do whatever type of fishing I wanted. I know our northern friends are experiencing a much tougher winter than we are but for a fishing guide, Mother Nature can be a very tough boss to work with.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Nick Basilio from Delaware with a black drum caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva IslandSend Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


13 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 21, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Softshell Turtlesby Patricia MolloyTwo Florida softshell turtles are currently undergoing treatment at CROW, patients #0076 and #3330. Both have shell fractures consistent with being hit by careless drivers, having sustained damage to their carapaces (upper shells) and plastrons (breastplates). The carapace lesion has made a vast improvement, Dr. Kristin Dub, DVM intern said of #3330. When he came in, there was a gaping hole that was contaminated with algae and mud. Hes heading in the right direction. However, the plastron lesion is unstable, she continued. Every time he gets picked up or moved, the pieces shift. We need to repair that again with another surgery. Its a hard area to keep closed and dry because he wont eat if hes not in the water. Number 0076 had an avulsion of the soft part of the shell away from the bone, explained Dr. Heather Barron, hospital director. We repaired it surgically, but the first surgery failed. We repaired it again, with partial success, and we are going in again. Its an unusual injury and theres really nothing about how to treat these in medical literature. But were getting there. Both softshell turtles will continue receiving supportive care; nutrient-rich food, pain medications to keep them comfortable and antibiotics to stave off infection. Once they have made full recoveries, they will be released back into the wild. It takes approximately four months for a shell fracture to heal and an additional six to 12 months for full recovery, which is traumatic for the turtles and expensive for CROW. Be a good steward of the environment and do your part to keep wild turtles out of harms way. While it is unwise to interfere with wild animals in most cases, if you find a slow-moving turtle trying to cross a busy road, by all means help. First, relocate it in the direction it is traveling. If you return a turtle to its point of entry, the turtle will simply begin its journey again once you have gone on your merry way. Second, turn your cars hazard lights on and pull your car completely off the road. Make sure that other drivers see you before you step into the road. Next, determine if the turtle is injured; if so, call a first responder at CROW (472-3644) immediately. If the turtle appears healthy, place one hand near its tail and slip the other under its bottom shell between its hind legs (even better if you happen to have a towel handy). Florida softshell turtles can become aggressive when they are handled or feel threatened, so keep your hands away from their strong jaws and sharp claws. The scientific name for the Florida softshell is Apalone ferox. For those of you who may not have fared well in high school Latin (like me), ferox means ferocious. Helping a defenseless turtle cross a busy road is noble; losing a fingertip in the process is not. If you prefer not to touch the wild animal, push it along the road, gently, with a blunt object. Dont push the turtle with your foot and dont use anything sharp, because you dont want to cause injury. Finally, stay a few minutes to make sure that the turtle doesnt turn around and re-enter the road. As you watch it walk away, give yourself a pat on the back. You have just helped one of the oldest creatures on the planet. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.) is a non-profit wildlife hospital providing veterinary care for native and migratory wildlife from our local area. The hospital accepts patients seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mail donations to PO Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. Call 472-3644 or visit: www.crowclinic.org. Florida softshell turtle, patient #0076, during its third pre-op examination. Its extensive shell fractures had to be repeatedly stabilized with sterilized bone screws. Additional Locations: 1156 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers Call 997-5777 2397 Davis Blvd in Naples Call 793-5800 Hours:Mon-Sat 8am 5:30pm Sun 9am 3pmComplete DO-IT-YOURSELFBoat Parts Store Marine Trading Post15600 San Carlos Blvd, Unit 170, Ft Myers (Beside Big Lots) Call 437-7475 Filet Table$59.99 Stainless SteelProps$299 Aluminum Props$99 3-Rod Holder$9.99


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 21, 201414 Plant SmartDisposable Or Sustainable?by Gerri ReavesOne common landscape practice is the frequent replacing of plant beds to achieve a continual round of seasonal color, especially by community associations. It peaks in December and January, a yen for bright red flowers brings an abundance of non-native annuals. Like putting new throw pillows on a sofa to refresh the look of a room, this routine has its advantages, and many homeowners feel it is worth the highmaintenance and cost. In fact, many landscaping contracts include this practice as a matter of course. The plant bed pictured here typifies the practice. Aprils red and white color scheme yielded only several weeks later to a yellow, purple and pink one. Several other plantings followed, and in a few months new pots of geraniums arrived, this time in red and pale pink. A splash of vivid color in the landscape is desirable, but the disposable plant approach can exact a high toll in resources. There is an alternative, however. It is possible to plant sustainably and have color. Choosing native and Floridafriendly species and planting the right plant in the right place will go a long way to reduce maintenance and cost. Careful planning will ensure that the plants will be beautiful for more than a few weeks. The Florida Yards and Neighborhoods website is a good place to start: lee.ifas.ufl.edu/FYN/ FYNHome.shtml. Youll find help choosing plants that will thrive in your landscapes specific conditions. Also, youll learn which species attract butterflies and birds, how to choose a mulch to minimize water use and how to suppress weeds, among other things. And if you simply must have those pretty impatiens or other annuals, theres the option of limiting them to only one plant bed or even growing them in pots. Sources: Waterwise: South Florida Landscapes and lee.ifas.ufl.edu. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. A few weeks later, purple, yellow and tiny pinks April brings red and white to the disposable plant bed After several subsequent change-outs, pots of geraniums are again lined up for planting photos by Gerri Reaves Free Vermiculture Workshop At GreenMarketThe Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket will host a free workshop on vermiculture and composting on Saturday, February 22 at 10:30 a.m. Vermiculture is the art and science of using beneficial earthworms in the garden. Composting refers to the practice of recycling biomass like kitchen scraps and dead leaves in the garden to optimize production and reduce waste. The presenter, Ed Wilson, has been gardening in Fort Myers since 1973. He says he enjoys growing vegetables and propagating rare fruit trees and has been a member of the Caloosa Rare Fruit Exchange for more than 20 years. The Alliance GreenMarket supports efforts to make the area more sustainable through gardening workshops, environmental activities and active involvement in the community. Its mission is to support local growers, bakers and artisans, and to provide a space for the community to explore different ways to become more sustainable. The GreenMarkets Fall & Winter Growing Season Workshop Series continues the first and third Saturdays of the month through March. Visit www. ArtInLee.org. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Earthworms are indicators of healthy soil in the garden and are extremely beneficial for organic gardening Read us online at IslandSunNews.com Canning ClassLearn the latest USDA guidelines for safe food preservation through lecture and a hands-on pressure canning experience at North Fort Myers Community Park/Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Park Way in North Fort Myers. A canning class will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, February 25. The cost is $30 per person or $40 a couple. Registration includes one canning cookbook, So Easy To Preserve, from the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. UF/IFAS Lee County Extension agents offer educational services through a three-way cooperative arrangement between the Board of County Commissioners, the University of Florida and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Local extension agents are off-campus faculty members of the University of Florida. For registration or more information, call Celia Hill at 533-7510, email hillcb@leegov.com or visit http://lee.ifas. ufl.edu. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


15 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 21, 2014 Outdoor Family Movie Nights The Alliance for the Arts popular Outdoor Family Movie Night series returns on Friday, February 28 at 7 p.m. with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, picnic baskets and coolers and watch the film under the stars with your family and friends. Picking up where its hit predecessor left off, Sony Pictures Animations Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 finds Flint Lockwood (voice of Bill Hader) invited to join the Live Corp Company and use his gift for invention for the good of mankind. Just as young Flint prepares to go to work for his hero, Chester V (voice of Will Forte), however, the young genius learns that his water-to-food machine is not only still functional, but its also started cross-breeding animals with food. Now, in order to prevent a growing army of foodimals from escaping isolation on an island and wreaking havoc on the mainland, Flint and his loyal group of friends will have to do battle with such delicious, but deadly, hybrids as the ferocious tacodiles, slithering apple piethons, and vine-swinging shrimpanzees. Saving the world from these rampaging monstrosities wont be easy, but if anyone is up to the task, its Flint and company. A suggested $5 donation helps ensure continued free family programming at the Alliance. Support for Family Movie Night is provided by Briers CPA, Riverside Realty, Staging Matters and Winged Foot Title. The series concludes on Friday, March 28 at 8 p.m. with Despicable Me 2. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. For more information, call 939-2787. ArtPoems Celebrates Eighth YearArtPoems, the collaborative transmedia poet and artist project of Southwest Florida, will celebrate its eighth year at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall on Friday, February 28 and at Sydney and Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers on Friday, April 11. At BIG ARTS, there will be a reception beginning at 7 p.m. with the presentation to follow at 7:30 p.m. Ranging from Peace River to Sanibel, from Cape Coral to Fort Myers and Naples, the group of 12 artists and 12 poets has collaborated to produce poems inspired by artworks and artworks inspired by poems. Poets will perform their poems, sonnets, ballads, villanelle and free verse while the paired paintings, sculptures, photography and mixed media artwork are exhibited on stage and on the screen. Award-winning artists Myra Roberts, David Acevedo, Andrew Corke and Jonas Stirner will join last years collaborating artists, Peg Cullen, Mary Ann Devos, Cheryl Fausel, Sheila Hoen, David King, Andi McCarter, Jan Palmer and J.R. Roberts. Local musicians and Dance Alliance of Fort Myers will accompany some ArtPoems presentations. BIG ARTS is located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel. Tickets are $10 and are available by calling 395-0900. Sydney and Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in Fort Myers. Call 333-1933 for details. Visit www.artpoems.org for more information. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 21, 201416 Acclaimed Musical OpensThe musical phenomenon Les Misrables plays February 20 through April 12 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Based on Victor Hugos classic novel, Les Misrables is an epic story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption; a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Critics have hailed it as one of the best musicals of all time, and no less than a certified phenomenon; a marvel of musical theatre. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misrables follows Jean Valjean as he is pursued by the merciless Inspector Javert through some of the most tumultuous years in French history. The magnificent score includes such classic songs as I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Stars, Bring Him Home, Do You Hear the People Sing?, One Day More, Empty Chairs at Empty Tables and Master of the House. To date, Les Misrables remains the third longest running Broadway production of all time and has won over 50 major theater awards, including eight Tony Awards and a Grammy. The 2012 motion picture of the same name won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture. Because Les Misrables is reopening on Broadway this March, the rights to the production were extremely limited, said Broadway Palm owner Will Prather. I am thrilled that Broadway Palm will be one of the last regional theater companies to be producing this monumental musical and I cant wait to entertain Southwest Florida with this theatrical masterpiece. The size and scope of this production is the largest the theater has tackled, but they are up to the challenge. After the costumes and set are complete, the total production period will be three times as long as the average show at Broadway Palm. The set designer, Robert Kovach, and director, Brian Enzman, have been working together for over six months on the set alone. Time is not the only thing Broadway Palm is spending more of; their budget for the cast, orchestra, orchestrations, advertising, sets and costumes has more than doubled for Les Misrables. Performances are Tuesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinees. There will be an upscale dinner theater experience on Saturday nights. Ticket prices range from $40 to $63 and are now on sale. Reservations can be made by calling 278-4422, by visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Porcelain Artists Show And SaleOn Saturday, February 22, the Edison Porcelain Artists of Fort Myers will hold their 42nd annual show and sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Alliance for the Arts, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers near the Colonial Boulevard intersection. First created by the Chinese over 1,300 years ago, finely decorated porcelain has long been coveted as a symbol of wealth and luxury. The show features traditional and contemporary hand-painted works such as table ware, vases, lamps, tiles, boxes and other decorative and functional pieces for the home. All designs are permanent, having been fired onto the porcelain at temperatures between 1,200 and 1,600 degrees Fahrenheit. Motifs include flowers, birds, landscapes, animals and fish in a variety of styles. China-painting supplies will also be available in addition to information about learning this fascinating art.Refreshments will be served, while door prizes and raffle pieces are offered. Members of the Edison Porcelain Artists of Fort Myers meet on the first Friday of each month, November through April, at the Alliance for the Arts. New members are welcome. To inquire about joining the club, visit www.edisonporcelainartists.org. Blue Bayou tiles by Elizabeth Visco LOL At Florida Repby Di SaggauLaugh out loud is what you will do over and over and over again during Florida Repertory Theatres production of The Hound of the Baskervilles. This is one of the funniest, cleverest and outlandish farces to come our way in years. Its success is due not only to Steven Canny and John Nicholson, who adapted Sir Arthur Conan Doyles masterpiece for the stage, but to the direction of Mark Shanahan and the spectacular acting abilities of the three-man cast. Wynn Harmon, (Sherlock Holmes, et al), Jason Parrish (Dr. Watson, et al) and Michael Satow (Sir Henry Baskerville, et al) have impeccable timing as they race about the stage playing multiple roles with fast costume changes and hysterical dialogue. They portray three actors in 1886 trying to put on their play against all odds. The production took London by storm and is doing the same at Florida Rep. The play begins with Satow opening an imaginary door, closing it and dropping dead. Then the houselights come up and Parrish interrupts with some acting advice and also warns the audience that If you are faint of heart, you can leave. Then its on with the show as Sherlock, Watson and Baskerville start their journey to find out why the male heirs of the Baskerville family are being killed. A very large canine is the leading suspect. As they journey on through the fogridden landscape, they get entangled in the mire on the moor and meet a multitude of strange eccentric characters. As Act Two is about to begin, Harmon is upset because someone in the audience has been Tweeting during intermission, criticizing their performances. To get even, he decides to do the first act all over again. It is done in hilarious high speed action. Then they continue their search to find out who is trying to kill Henry Baskerville. There are so many funny scenes. I loved Harmons role as the flirtatious seorita Cecile, Satows portrayal of portraits of the Baskervilles in the snooker room, and Parrishs priceless banter as Sherlocks famous sidekick. All three are skilled comic actors with their own acting styles and distinct looks, and they make this a dont miss it production. The Hound of the Baskervilles plays through March 5 at Florida Repertory Theatre in the Historic Arcade Theatre on Bay Street between Jackson and Hendry Streets in the Fort Myers River District. Tickets are available online at floridarep.org or by calling 332-4488. To quote the British Theatre Guide: Only the most pure of purists could fail to be entertained by this very funny and inventive take on one of the great archetypes of English literature. Adult Comedy At Lab Theaterby Di SaggauWeve all met them, self-involved do-gooders who spend their days protesting cause after cause just to fill their own egos. The Altruists, a play by Nicky Silver, is now showing at Laboratory Theater of Florida and it centers in on four such characters, plus one unsuspecting boyfriend. The show is snarky, naughty and funny with adult language, sexual situations and partial nudity. In other words, dont bring the kids. This is a very funny play and the cast does a marvelous job of portraying these misfits. Lucy Harris is Sydney, a shallow soap opera actress who subsidizes the group. Shes a pill-popping neurotic who is terrified of growing old and fat. Harris shines in the role, which demands a lot of dialogue. Her one-sided rant at the sleeping form in her bed is brilliantly funny. Sydneys brother Ronald is a social worker and he is played by Scott Carpenter, who is perfectly cast. He had me laughing out loud as he tries to find true love with a young street-smart prostitute named Lance, played by Joseph Yazvac. His character isnt very likable at the start of the play, but one sure feels empathy for him toward the end. And hes the only one with principles. Then there is Ethan, Sydneys non-committal boyfriend, played by Val White, and Tera Nicole Miller as Cybil, a protestor who cant ever remember what shes protesting. The setting is three apartments in New York City. The action moves from one to the other through well-lit scenes as we learn more about each character. All but Lance were brought up in a wellto-do household. The characters are selfinvolved and hypocritical, and they are also very, very funny. Sydney has committed a felony and faces a life in prison if caught. Ethan and the others realize they need to keep her out of prison, not because they care about her (they dont) but because her conviction would mean the end of the gravy train. These laughable characters then commit an act that is so unforgiving, we see them for who they truly are. Directed by James Recca, The Altruists runs through March 8 at Laboratory Theater of Florida, located at 1634 Woodford Avenue in Fort Myers. For tickets, go to www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com or call 218-0481. Lucy Harris as Sydney


17 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 21, 2014 Community Band Concert March 9 The Lee County Community Band will present its fifth concert of the season at 3 p.m. on March 9 at Cape Coral High School. The program includes lively marches, Broadway hits, light classical music, favorite Irish melodies and a sing-along. Under the direction of Richard Bradstreet, the band will play Sound Off, by John Philip Sousa; Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna, by von Supp; songs from Fiddler on the Roof; a medley of hits by Henry Mancini; and My Wild Irish Rose. The bands final concert for the season is set for April 6. The concerts are free (donations accepted) and open to the public; both will be at 3 p.m. at Cape Coral High School, 2300 Santa Barbara Boulevard, just north of Veterans Parkway. Members are musicians from all walks of life career musicians, amateurs, and folks renewing skills from years past who reside in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties. Emcee and vocalist is Norman Jones. For more information, visit www.leecountyband.org or call Jones at 995-2097. Richard Bradstreet, director, Lee County Community Band, at a recent concert photo courtesy of Melissa Burns Images, Inc. First Lee County Fair PageantThe first ever Miss Southwest Florida/Lee County Fair pageant will be held on Saturday, March 1 at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers. The pageant will start at 4 p.m. The pageant is an official preliminary to the Miss Florida U.S. International and Miss Florida American Beauty pageants. The winners will proceed to the state competition in November. There will be divisions for all ages and there will be no talent requirement.Prizes, crowns and banners will be awarded and winners will take part in a year of parades, fashion shows and community events. For information or to obtain an entry form contact the state offices at: 822-4661 or by e-mail at famemodeltalent@aol.com. Miss Florida U.S. International Valerie Trinidad, right, and Miss Pre-Teen Florida American Beauty Rose HatchShare your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com Distinctl norris.com O LYMPIC-SIZE EVENTSTOREWIDESAVINGS Sanibel 1025 Periwinkle Way Mon Sat. 10 5Evenings & Sundays by appointment 579.0412 Naples & Fort MyeLIMITED TIME SAVINGS ON SELECT ITEMS!


Member Juried Show Now On Exhibit The last judged show of the season is open at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association main gallery, sponsored by Fresh Catch Bistro. Only members of the art association on the beach could submit paintings for the exhibit, which was judged by Judi Betts, AWS,TWS, who is in town to teach a workshop at the association this week. Awards will be given on February 23 at the reception from 2 to 3:30 p.m. In place of a gallery talk, Lynne Wesolowski will demonstrate painting on ceramic tile with alcohol inks. The demonstration will run from 1 to 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the reception is free and open to the public. The exhibit will hang until March 14 In Studio II, Patty Kanes watercolor students have their work on display through February 27. The outdoor painters will exhibit from February 28 to March 13. If you are interested in learning to paint, several short workshops are being taught at the association this season as well as Kanes watercolor classes on Monday. They are: Penny Fox acrylic/oil painting for beginners and intermediate painters, Neil Walling teaching plein air painting for all mediums and Julie Nusbaum teaching watercolor on Yupo. The annual Art Bazaar fundraiser for scholarship awards will be on March 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Santini Marina Plaza. Members will have their original artwork for sale including framed and unframed work, cards and other items.Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday (turn at the blinking light at Estero Boulevard and Donora). For more information on shows or classes, call the gallery at 463-3909 or visit www.fortmyersbeachart.com. Got the Blues by Lynne Wesolowski photo by M.BuelowOriginal Play By Ghostbird TheatreGhostbird Theatre Company will perform an original play, Because Beauty Must Be Broken Daily, by local playwright Jim Brock. This music-infused play will take place on February 20, 21 and 23 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers. Director Brittney Brady describes the play as visual poetry, where we are trying to link these characters in music, in song, in movement, in poetry and in ritual. These meditations celebrate beauty and our own brief lives. Brock attributes the inspiration of the play to the British novelist, Virginia Woolf. Brock explains that the play is about how we try to embrace our friends, our family, before they slip away from us: just those moments that inevitably fade away. Dana Lynn Frantz plays Alice, the lead character who has just lost her wings, and the play follows her spiritual reconciliation with her family and villagers. The play also features Ginger Allen, Jim Brock, Katelyn Gravel, Katherine Myers and Hanny Zuniga. Brittany Albury completes the cast, playing Virginia Woolf. Original music, both score and songs, has been composed by Chris Ludvigsen, Phil Heubeck, Brittney Brady and Katelyn Gravel. The play was written through the aid of fellowships provided by the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and the City of Fort Myers. Ghostbird Theatre Company is the resident theater company of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Ghostbird Theatre Company is dedicated to bringing new and magical performances to Fort Myers and beyond. Tickets are $10 each and are available through the Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center ticket office or online at www.sbdac.com. Doors open at 7 p.m., with a cash bar open at 7:30 p.m. and the play begins at 8 p.m. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street in downtown Fort Myers. Night For Life To Benefit Organ Transplant RecipientsOn Monday, February 24, from 5 to 9 p.m., the annual fundraiser, Night for Life, will be held at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers. The event is sponsored by the Organ Transplant Recipients of Southwest Florida Inc., to benefit local organ transplant patients and those on the transplant waiting list. Entertainment this year includes Broadway Palms Les Miserables performers and the Del Prados. Tickets are $35 general seating and $50 for VIP seating and include a buffet dinner, entertainment and the silent and Chinese auctions. Guests can bid on original art, jewelry, golf packages, boat trips, vacations, dinners, services and gifts. Auctions begin at 5 p.m., the buffet dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. Table sponsorships are available. A $10 ticket may also be purchased, which includes the entertainment and auctions only. Proceeds from the event benefit the Fletcher Trust Fund, which was established in 2004 to assist transplant recipients and those who are waiting for transplants in Southwest Florida. An average of 18 people die each day in the U.S. due to a lack of available organs and tissue donors. For tickets and information call 440-223-2662 or 768-1814. To become a sponsor, call 768-1814. for tickets, call 440-223-2662. For more information about this nonprofit organization, email swmson@embarqmail.com. Visit the website at www. organsupport.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/OrganTransplant-Recipients-of-SW-Florida-Inc/456165927762457. 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19 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 21, 2014 The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy honored the winners of the 2014 Valentines Adventure Student Writing Contest last week. The contest is part of the foundations annual Celebration of Reading festivities to promote reading and writing among children. This years Celebration kick-off breakfast featured Mary Pope Osborne, a famed childrens book author and guest reader for tonights program, and Florida First Lady Ann Scott. This years contest theme was inspired by Osbornes wildly popular Magic Tree House series. The sequence of books is centered around venturesome characters, Jack and Annie, who discover a magical tree house filled with books that lead them on miraculous adventures and historical journeys. Since this years Celebration was held on Valentines Day, third through fifth grade students in Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Lee counties were invited to create an original and magical Valentinethemed chapter introduction or poem that thrill-seekers like Jack and Annie would be excited to explore. Once again, the students in Southwest Florida performed above and beyond in their writing, said Liza McFadden, president of the Barbara Bush Foundation. The Barbara Bush Foundation believes everyone deserves the opportunity to learn in America and we know learning starts at home. Seeing these bright students read their pieces is always a wonderful reminder of our desire to raise our precious children with an eagerness to be part of a lifelong journey of learning with their parents. Contest winners, accompanied by their parents and local educators, were recognized at the Celebration Breakfast, underwritten by premier sponsor Brown & Brown Insurance Agency, with additional support from Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, PA. The students enjoyed breakfast with First Lady Ann Scott and Mary Pope Osborne, and had the opportunity to share their winning pieces. Each student was presented with a certificate and went home with signed copies of Osbornes newest Magic Tree House books High Time For Heroes and Heroes For All Times to add to their personal library. Were always proud to support the students in the local community as they broaden their horizons in reading and writing, said Alan Florez of Brown & Brown Insurance Agency. We commend the good work of the Barbara Bush Foundation, as well as the parents and educators who propel our youth toward academic achievement. 2014 Student Story Winners The Magical Bottle by Dylan Alley Corkscrew Elementary School Collier County Teacher: Andrew Klatzkow Stop Reading! by Sebastian Dounchis 5th Grade, Community School of Naples Collier County Teacher: Nicole Thompson The Ruby Hearted Tulip by Malachi Dragstrem 5th Grade, Three Oaks Elementary School Lee County Teacher: Patricia Patsy Howell Arrow by Alexandra Diana Gerry 5th Grade, Community School of Naples Collier County Teacher: Chris Coomey The Erratic Ear by Grace Harty 5th Grade, Three Oaks Elementary School Lee County Teacher: Patricia Patsy Howell Missing Chocolate in Pennsylvania by Shannon Lebsack 5th Grade, Three Oaks Elementary School Lee County Teacher: Patricia Patsy Howell Saving Valentines Day by Melanie Oliveros-Baena 4th Grade, Corkscrew Elementary School Collier County Teacher: Cathy Stack The Enchanting Adventure to Rome by Sarah Patel 3rd Grade, Community School of Naples Collier County The Chocolatier by Autumn Rhodes 3rd Grade, Allen Park Elementary School Lee County Jack & Annies Valentines Day Prologue by Mica Saad 5th Grade, Laurel Oak Elementary School Collier County Teacher: Dawn DiMarzio Two of Hearts by Cheyenne Scena 5th Grade, Deep Creek Elementary School Charlotte County Teacher: Jacqueline Riddell The Missing Bow by Rachel Trejo 4th Grade, Corkscrew Elementary School Collier County Teacher: Cathy Stack The Celebration of Reading is an annual event hosted by former Governor Jeb Bush and his family to promote reading and support successful family literacy programs where parents and children learn together. Other authors who joined the Celebration dinner program included Teri Hatcher, actress and author of Burnt Toast: And Other Philosophies of Life; Eric Draper, author of Front Row Seat: A Photographic Portrait of the Presidency of George W. Bush; and Debbie Macomber, New York Times best-selling author with more than 170 million copies in print, including Starry Night and Rose Harbor In Bloom. Southwest Florida winners of the 2014 Valentines Adventure Student Writing Contest Local Student Writing Contest Winners Honored At Breakfast ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716 From page 1Tarpon TourneySponsor, Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille; Presenting Sponsor, Diversified Yacht Services of Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Bean; Platinum Sponsors, Florida Weekly, Lamar Advertising and Suncoast Beverage; Gold Sponsors, Bella Signs & Designs and Sanibel Captiva Community Bank; Silver Sponsors, Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA; and the Sanibel Island Fishing Club.


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 21, 201420 Panther Baseball Alumni Fulfill A Sick Boys DreamMany a young boys dream is to be a ball player. They yearn for the cheering of the crowd, the bright lights that illuminate the stadium, and the stillness that comes as the first pitch is thrown out. That is just what the Panther Baseball Alumni Club will be providing for Joseph Rosa Rolon, a student from Cypress Lake Middle School, who has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. On Friday, February 21, starting at 6:15 p.m. at the Cypress Lake High School vs Lely High School varsity baseball game, Joseph will be given a full varsity uniform, named honorary captain of the team, be announced with the players and receive special gifts from both teams and the Kagan Law Firm. We are honored that Cypress Lake High School is able to have Joseph as our guest and we would like to invite the community to come out to the game to support Joseph and the Cypress Lake Panthers, said Tracy Perkins, school principal. Fundraising opportunities will be available at the game. Activities start at 6:15 p.m. and game starts at 7 p.m. Cypress Lake High School is located at 6750 Panther Lane in Fort Myers.At the beginning of the school year, Josephs family was struggling with the demands of caring for two young children, one of whom is very sick. The amount of time taking Joseph to and from chemotherapy was immense and without the benefit of a car Josephs mother was forced to quit her full-time job. The experience of hearing Josephs story and then meeting this courageous young man has been an inspiration to members of the Panther Baseball Alumni Club, who have collaborated in Cypress Lake High School and Cypress Lake Middle School administration and faculty efforts. the club wanted to be sure to share Josephs story with others, said Chris Davison, president of the Panther Baseball Alumni Club. A few months ago, Cypress Lake Middle School administration and staff, including School Counselor Jennese Morauski, helped the family get into an apartment, collect money, and provide gift cards for food, new clothes and Lee County bus passes. With help from Davison, who is president and general manager of the Island Inn on Sanibel, and the inns VP of administration and finance, Steve Hatfield, the family was able to furnish their entire apartment with beds, dressers, couches, sheets, towels, blankets, a television set, ironing board and other needs. We were all happy to help and I am truly proud to see the positive influence school administrators, school faculty, nonprofit organizations, private businesses and individuals can make when a spirit of cooperation and team persists, said Dawn Pierce of Cypress Lake Middle School. The Panther Baseball Alumni Club is an organization that raises funds to support the Cypress Lake High School baseball team and the local community. Their support is integral to the ball clubs operations, paying for insurance, purchasing supplies and awarding scholarships to community-minded ballplayers seeking financial assistance in order to enroll in college. For information on event details and donation opportunities for Joseph, visit www.PantherBaseballAlumni.org/Joseph, where PayPal donations are accepted. Donations can also be mailed to Cypress Lake Middle School, 8901 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33919 marked Attention: Dawn Pierce. Checks should be made payable to Panther Baseball Alumni Club. The Fast And The Furriest 5K Run And 1-Mile WalkThe Gulf Coast Humane Society have announced they will be holding their 4th annual The Fast And The Furriest 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk at Coconut Point Mall in Estero on Saturday, March 29. Avid runners to leisure walkers alike are encouraged to compete in the 5K race or participate in the one-mile walk with their dogs. Registration begins at 6 a.m. and the race starts at 7:30 a.m. This is the final race of the Triple Crown, an event that spanned over a three-month period and included three 5K race/walk events benefiting local no-kill shelters. Participants in all three events will receive the Triple Crown Award at the end of the Fast And Furriest event on March 29, which includes a commemorative certificate and an array of gift certificates to local stores. Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are now available and all proceeds benefit the Gulf Coast Humane Society. To register for the race, visit www. GulfCoastHumaneSociety.org. For more information or to become a sponsor, email Courtney@gulfcoasthumanesociety.org. Joseph Rosa Rolon Team Travel Director Moves Baseball Team 30,000 Miles A Seasonby Ed FrankHis formal title is director of team travel but in actuality he is Mike the Mover, with the awesome task of handling the transportation, housing and a myriad of other details for the Minnesota Twins during the long coast-to-coast 30,000-mile baseball season. The job requires endless planning, patience, rapid-fire decisions, a keen understanding of airline travel and a steady, cool personality. And this describes Mike Herman, the Twins director of team travel, one of 30 baseball executives charged with these responsibilities from season start to season finality. And the job, to a lesser degree, also includes spring training. Herman, 38, was thrust into this job in the middle of the 2012 season after beginning his career with the Twins 15 years ago as an intern and working his way up to director of baseball communications before this present complex assignment. I devote the off-season to mapping our schedules, negotiating rates, reserving at least 65 hotel rooms in every city we play, chartering buses for local transportation and equipment handling arrangements, Herman said. And thats just the beginning of this multi-million dollar program. Throughout the season, the Twins, like all teams, are constantly shuffling players from the Major League team to the minors and in reverse due to injuries, promotions and demotions. The call might go out to get a minor leaguer, for example, in Rochester, New York, to Oakland, California by the next day. Thats my job to get him on the first plane available, he said. And this occurs dozens and dozens of times throughout the season. Obviously, Herman must travel with the team. During our interview, his phone rang and two players flying from Venezuela to Atlanta had their flight canceled in Atlanta to Fort Myers due to an ice storm. Unruffled, he said he would figure something out to get them here for the start of Spring Training. Each Twins charter flight carries 50 to 55 persons including players, broadcasters, trainers, coaches and administrative personnel. Even the menu planning aboard flights is closely administered by the team trainer and the four lead Delta flight attendants. Flight manifests and hotel rooming lists must be filed prior to each trip. The Twins open the 2014 season March 31 in Chicago and these documents must be filed by March 15 a near impossibility since the Major League roster will not be finalized until the closing days of Spring Training. Ill do some guessing and changes, he said. The season is not without off-field incidents and unusual requests for Herman. Early one morning, his phone rang with an urgent message from a player to come down to his hotel room immediately. I honestly didnt know what to expect and all kinds of horrors ran through my mind, Herman said. The player had turned on the hot water in the shower to steam wrinkles from a shirt. Then he proceeded to fall asleep and the hot water and steam ran for 10 hours. When he awoke, the paint from the room had pealed from the walls, I guess I was relieved it wasnt worse, he laughed. But the player had to pay for the room to be repainted. Another urgency occurred last season when All-Star Joe Mauer was notified that his wife had gone into labor early prior to the birth of their twin girls. She was in Minneapolis and the team was in Anaheim, California. The call came in at 6 p.m. and Herman quickly arranged a charter flight for Mauer. He arrived at the hospital 25 minutes before delivery. As Spring Training opens this week, Herman is on hand with his phone on ready. Its another season of challenges, problems and long travel. But thats the job as director of team travel. Mike Herman


21 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 21, 2014 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Readers, I am pleased to pass along some good news today. The issue at hand is children who wander. In 2012, the journal Pediatrics published results from a survey of more than 1,200 families of children with autism that confirmed that child wandering is a very big concern for these families. Researchers found that 49 percent of children with autism ran off at least once after age 4. About half of those who ran away were gone long enough to be considered missing. These missing children experienced close calls with traffic injuries in 65 percent of cases and 24 percent of missing kids found themselves at risk of drowning, according to the research. The journal article reported that more than half of parents surveyed said that wandering was among the most stressful behaviors they encounter in caring for a child with autism and they said that they had no guidance from anyone about how to deal with the issue. Paul Law, senior author of the study and director of the Interactive Autism Network, or IAN, a national autism registry at the Kennedy Krieger Institute that collected the data said, Parents often fear being viewed as neglectful when their children leave from safe places. This study demonstrates that we urgently need interventions to address elopement and provide support to affected families. Tracking devices are an intervention that has gotten the go ahead in terms of funding from the U.S. Justice Department. Tracking devices can be worn as a bracelet, attached to a childs shoe or belt loop or even sewn into clothing. If the child wanders and goes missing, the parent can contact the monitoring company for the device to identify the childs location. The Justice Department will make funding available immediately to provide free electronic tracking devices for kids with autism who are at risk of wandering. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said that his department has existing grant money that can be used for the technology according Disability Scoop, an online newsletter. Police departments nationwide can begin applying for funding immediately, Holder said. Local law enforcement would then use the money to pay for tracking devices to distribute to families who want them. Further positive news on this topic is that U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said he was introducing legislation that would allocate $10 million to the Justice Department to create a grant program to provide tracking devices to families wishing to monitor their kids with autism and other developmental disabilities due to wandering concerns. The plan is modeled after an existing federal program that provides tracking devices for those with Alzheimers disease. Obviously this is not a cure all but it is a step in the right direction to assist parents and caregivers of autistic children in protecting and keeping their children safe and thats good news. 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. Free School Backpacks EventThe Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida presents the 15th annual Big Backpack Event to celebrate back-to-school and diversity in the community. It will be held Sunday, July 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. The first 2,000 students ages five to 12 will receive free backpacks and school supplies. For the past 15 years the Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida has been hosting this popular community outreach event that to date has has provided new backpacks and school supplies to nearly 30,000 students over the years. The event lends a helping hand to students and families in need and also celebrates the diversity in Southwest Florida with live multicultural entertainment on the main stage including Irish step dance, salsa and more. An estimated crowd of 15,000 people shows up each year with a line forming around event center as early at 7 a.m. for the 11 a.m. opening. Parents or guardians must bring their school age children in order to receive the free supplies. Thanks to sponsors and vendors, students may also receive eye exams, haircuts, and other giveaways while supplies last. Other festivities include face painting, inflatable slide and bounce house, clowns and live entertainment. We are so very appreciative of the support we receive from local businesses and individuals who partner with us each year to support students and families in need, said Leonardo Garcia, co-founder of the multicultural centre. Need Cash For College?Fort Myers Institute of Technology (FMIT) will be hosting College Goal Sunday on February 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the schools cafeteria. Free assistance is available to help students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) and their federal tax return. High school seniors who attend will be entered into a drawing to win one of five $100 scholarships. Call FMIT at 334-4544 for more information or visit www.collegegoalsundayusa.org. Morrell Makes Deans ListMegan Morrell, a resident of Fort Myers, has earned placement on the Deans List for the 2013 fall semester at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Students must earn a 3.5 to 3.69 grade-point average to be listed. Mathematics ConferenceThe Edison State College Mathematics Department is hosting the 47th annual Joint Meetings of the Florida section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the Florida Two-Year College Mathematics Association (FTYCMA) on Friday and Saturday, February 21 and 22. The event will consist of: Sessions and workshops presented by college and university students and professors from around the state of Florida Plenary sessions with guest speakers from around the nation An integration contest, a math puzzle competition, and a math Jeopardy challenge specifically for students Business meetings for FTYCMA and the Florida section of the MAA Commercial displays from educationrelated vendors All sessions and workshops are taking place in the Classroom Building (Building U) on the south side of the Lee Campus of Edison State College. The event is free for students and $20 for all other attendees. The full program and additional registration information can be located at http://sections.maa.org/florida. For more details, contact Professor Donald Ransford at Donald.Ransford@edison.edu or 433-8056. From page 9Fort Myers Fare337-3377. Nervous Nellies is a casual, family-fun restaurant that boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, over-stuffed sandwiches and entres. Dine in airconditioned comfort or outside on Nellies expansive waterfront patio. Live music. Happy hour all day. Grab a bite to eat or drink and swing to the beats of live reggae, rock and island music from the areas premier musical talent. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier, and happy hour is all day, every day. Whether you arrive by land or sea, parking for patrons of Nellies and Uglys is free. The GPS coordinates are 26.41 N 81.18 W. 1131 First Street, Fort Myers Beach at the historic Fort Myers Beach Seaport. Call 463-8077. 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THE RIVER FEBRUARY 21, 201422 Top 10 Real Estate SalesCourtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate Development City Year BuiltSquare FootageList Price Selling Price Days On Market FA Lanes Bayview Captiva 1999 3,687 $3,899,000 $3,400,000 147 Shell Harbor Sanibel 2008 4,818 $2,395,000 $2,250,000 284 Shell Harbor Sanibel 1974 2,940 $1,379,000 $1,275,000 293 Verona Lago Miromar Lakes 2003 3,352 $1,399,000 $1,272,000 173 Shell Harbor Sanibel 1971 2,408 $799,000 $762,000 234 Creekside Bonita Springs 1997 3,499 $799,900 $750,000 92 Cape Coral Cape Coral 2006 2,484 $750,000 $740,000 563 Castaway Estates Sanibel 1982 1,370 $699,000 $660,000 864 Fiddlesticks Country ClubFort Myers 2,006 3,482 $659,000 $659,000 43 Cape Coral Cape Coral 2,008 2,984 $675,000 $652,500 57 Financial FocusHow Investments Affect Financial Aid Prospects by Jennifer BaseyEven though its only February, college financial aid officers are already gathering documents, crunching numbers and otherwise working to determine grants for the school year that starts this coming fall. If you have children you plan on sending to college, how will your own savings and investments affect their chances of getting financial aid? The answer depends not only on how much money you have, but also where you keep it. Most colleges base their aid calculations on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which currently counts up to 5.64 percent of certain parent-owned assets in determining federal or state aid. By contrast, FAFSA counts up to 20 percent of a childs assets, such as an UGMA or UTMA account. So, what parent-owned assets are counted when determining a students need for financial aid? They include savings and checking accounts, nonretirement investment accounts and other types of assets. You do not have to report retirement accounts such as traditional or Roth IRAs, 401(k)s and pensions on the FAFSA. However, if you start taking withdrawals from these accounts, the withdrawals must be reported on the FAFSA as student income for the year in which the transactions occurred which means these withdrawals could affect your childs financial aid package the following year. A 529 plan, is one popular collegesavings vehicle. If you own a 529 plan, you will need to report it on FAFSA as a parent-owned asset. But when you take withdrawals from the 529 plan, they wont be counted as parent or student income on FAFSA, and they wont incur federal income taxes, provided the money is used for qualified higher education expenses. (If you dont use the money for these expenses, youll be taxed and potentially penalized by 10 percent on the earnings.) Because a 529 plan is counted as a parental asset on FAFSA, some people ask grandparents to own a 529 plan. But while the value of an intact grandparentcontrolled 529 plan will be excluded from FAFSA, the withdrawals themselves will be counted as untaxed income to the student on the following years FAFSA, and this money could certainly affect aid decisions. At least a year before your first child heads off to college, you may want to contact the financial aid office at a local school to ask questions about FAFSA, scholarships, loans and other aspects of assistance. Since most colleges and universities follow similar rules regarding financial aid, you should be able to get some helpful answers, no matter where your child goes to school. Of course, even with careful planning, your student may not qualify for financial aid. If this is the case, you will need to consider other strategies for paying for college. But keep this in mind: Its best to develop a savings strategy for both college savings and ones own retirement goals. So, study the financial aid rules, consider investing in collegefunding vehicles such as 529 plans and do whatever else you can to help get your kids through school, but dont forget about your own needs because they are important, too. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Tax Tips For Small Business SuccessThe Southwest Florida Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) will host an evening of networking and discussion about tax tips specifically designed for small business owners from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 20. The meeting will be held at Sugden Welcome Center at Florida Gulf Coast University, 10501 FGCU Boulevard South in Fort Myers. SBRN, a statewide organization, is sponsored locally by Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Small Business Development Center. Speakers will be Marie Grasmeier, Grasmeier Business Consulting; Fred Tenorio, Ball, Shanaman & Tenorio; and Mike Willis, Michael Willis CPA, LLC. The speakers share expertise on small business financial issues, foreign and domestic, and they have important information to share on tax issues relevant to small business owners. The meeting is sponsored by Nate Sallee of Sallee Promotions, Inc. The evening begins with the Resource Networks monthly Network After Five social event where members and guests network and exchange ideas for growing their business. Cost for SBRN members is $15 per person, which includes hors doeuvres. Guests and unaffiliated small business owners pay $25 per person. Space is limited and RSVP is required. To register, go online to www.sbdcseminars.org. For more information or to register, contact Lorna Kibbey at 745-3700. Public Housing Authority Earns High RatingThe Lee County Housing Authority achieved a High Performer rating in its Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) score. The REAC score is an inspection grade the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issues on public-housing properties based on the physical and financial condition, and Management Operating and Capital Fund Program. LCHAs score improved from a 66 in 2010 to a 93 in 2012 and again in 2013. We are very pleased to have received such a high score for two years running, said Marcus D. Goodson, executive director. This agency previously had challenges with mismanagement, but this score obviously shows we are maintaining strides to improve our operations. REACs mission is to provide and promote the effective use of accurate, timely and reliable information assessing the condition of HUDs portfolio, provide information to help ensure safe, decent and affordable housing and to restore the public trust by identifying fraud, abuse and waste of HUD resources. The LCHA oversees 142 low-income rental units at three sites in North Fort Myers and administers 271 vouchers in Lee County. Section 8 is a federal rent subsidy program under HUD that provides vouchers to eligible households. The Housing Choice Voucher Program provides rental assistance to private landlords for approved units selected by the voucher holder. Food Managers CertificationLee County Parks & Recreation UF/IFAS Lee County Extension will be offering a Food Managers Certification class in April. The course is a comprehensive food-handler training that includes the current regulations to assist in taking the ServSafe Managers Exam, which is offered through the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. The national certification is valid for five years. The class will be held Monday, April 14 at Lee County Parks & Recreation-UF/ IFAS Lee County Extension, 3410 Palm Beach Boulevard in Fort Myers. Class begins at 9 a.m. with the exam starting at 2 p.m. The cost is $110 for the class and exam $165 for class, exam and textbook. For registration and more information, visit http://fycs.ifas.ufl.edu/foodsafety or call 888-232-8723. You must register at least three business days before the training date. No walk-in registration is permitted. Lee County Extension agents offer educational services through a three-way cooperative arrangement between the Board of County Commissioners, the University of Florida and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Local extension agents are off-campus faculty members of the University of Florida.


23 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 21, 2014 deaRPharmacistThese Herbs Work Like Medicineby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: What are popular medications, and their natural counterparts? AT, Dallas, Texas This is a great question, and theres a lot of different things that come to mind. For example, when I think of popular medications, I think of allergy drugs (antihistamines), pain relievers, antacids, blood pressure drugs, cholesterol reducers and sleeping pills. That covers a lot of ground. Ill give you some options, but these natural choices do not work as strong as a drug, and Im not recommending you stop your drugs and take these either. This sort of decision is between you and your doctor. With that said, here are some interesting ideas. Allergy drugs (antihistamines): Quercetin, a supplement, that occurs naturally in fruits and vegetables is a powerful mast cell stabilizer, which means that it helps reduce histamine in the body. Think of it as a natural version of loratadine, a popular effective drug used to treat allergies. As a benefit, quercetin may help with other things like stress induced anxiety, asthma and inflammatory pain syndromes. Pain relievers: Willow bark and California poppy are two herbal remedies used to relieve pain by holistic physicians. There are drug interactions and side effects to herbs too, but these two herbs offer effects like natural aspirin and natural (weak) opiate drugs, respectively. Antacids: Slippery elm, marshmallow root, digestive enzymes, DGL and probiotics are my go to supplements here. Its not that they directly reduce acid (they dont) but they help reduce gut inflammation and other problems that could trigger the burn. There is also the possibility you need more acid (betaine with pepsin supplements) to digest your food. Blood pressure drugs: Grape seed extract can help reduce systolic blood pressure (the top number). Potassium citrate found in foods and supplements can do so too. Be careful though, not everyone can take potassium, it has interactions. Magnesium is a strong anti-hypertensive too. Youll want to eat more basil, and perhaps garlic. I recommend eating garlic, or taking aged garlic supplements. Cholesterol reducers: I think of natural statins here Red Yeast Rice or vitamin C, particularly liposomal C. Coenzyme Q10 can help as can a cup of Tulsi tea each day. Sleeping pills: This category is perhaps the hardest. As humans, we sleep thanks to melatonin and GABA. To get this pathway running, you have to go slowly and carefully, under supervision. Supplements of 5-HTP turn into serotonin, then melatonin (provided you have good B vitamin status), but I suggest low doses. Special phenylated GABA supplements may help like Kavinace sold online. Lemonbalm, hops and passionflower are other natural relaxation herbs to discuss with your doctor. In summary, there are many choices you can consider, Ive only touched the surface. I love natural options, and your safety comes first. While natural, and expected to be safer than pharmaceuticals, botanicals may cause similar interactions, allergies and setbacks. Always discuss changes to your health regimen with your doctor because we are all individual. 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. Mindful Stress Reduction ClassSign up and join the Mindful Revolution featured in the February issue of Time magazine. A fourweek experiential class will help participants discover how their life can be happier and less stressful. The programs registration fee is $99 per person. Mindfulness practices will be introduced to provide the opportunity of developing a practice of living mindfully in the present moment. Everyday moments of eating, walking and breathing become more meaningful and joyous with the addition of awareness. No previous experience required. Classes will be offered on March 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hearts Path Office, located at 8660 College Parkway, Suite 60 in Fort Myers. Call 277-0646 ext. 2 or email mindfulness579@gmail.com. Advance reservations required due to limited space. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, When the kids were small, we did our best and hoped that they would turn out well. All was fine until their teenage years, and suddenly our lives fell apart. For a long time we blamed ourselves, but we now realize that they both must have inherited some bad genes that were destined to surface. Visiting two different jails on a regular basis is extremely difficult now. We are elderly and will be long gone before there is even a chance for them to be released. We have been so badly hurt, we have no more love left and we have decided to forgive, forget and go our own way. What advice do you have? Rena Dear Rena, I am sorry to hear about your family situation. I honestly think all of us are one decision away from disaster and it is by grace that more of us are not in a bad way. If you have done all that you can, then you cannot do any more. I understand if you cannot visit any more for your own reasons. Pryce Dear Rena, Retirement is your time, time to do what gives you pleasure. You have done your best; your family made the decision to pursue a lifestyle that has resulted in their being in a detention facility. Enjoy your remaining years, and forgiving and forgetting I think is a wonderful plan. I am not a psychologist, so I do not know if criminal behavior is the result of genetic background. Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. CROP Hunger Walk February 23People of all ages from four area congregations are participating in the annual three-mile Fort Myers CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, February 23 starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Fort Myers Congregational United Church of Christ, 8210 College Parkway. CROP Hunger Walks are communitywide events sponsored by Church World Service (CWS) and organized by local congregations or groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. The other participating congregations this year are Thomas Edison Congregational Church, Covenant Presbyterian Church and Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church. The walkers will be on College Parkway, Winkler Road, Cypress Lake Drive and Summerlin Road. Hungry people in developing countries typically walk as many as six miles a day to get food, water and fuel, and to take their goods to market, said local coordinator Jim Boler. We walk to be in solidarity with their struggle for existence. In the last 20 years, CROP Hunger Walks in the U.S. have raised more than $294 million to help people struggling to feed their families, both around the world and around the corner. Walkers are being invited to bring non-perishable goods to the walk and to carry them to the South Fort Myers Food Pantry located at Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church. The church will be the half-way stop of this walk, where the walkers will be offered a tour of the pantry, which is open every Monday. Twenty-five percent of the money raised by the walk will be given to this pantry. The rest of the money will be distributed by CWS. Alzheimers And Dementias SymposiumOn Thursday, March 13, the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center and Florida Gulf Coast University College of Health Professions and Social Work will present the 2nd annual Symposium On Alzheimers Disease And Related Dementias. The symposium will be held at the Cohen Center on the Florida Gulf Coast University Campus, 10501 FGCU Boulevard South in Fort Myers from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featured speakers include: Dennis Dickson, MD, professor of laboratory medicine and pathology at the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville Marc Diamond, MD, professor of neurology in the School of Medicine at Washington University, St. Louis Kelly D. Foote, MD, associate professor, department of neurosurgery at the University of Florida There will be a panel discussion with prominent healthcare professionals who have expertise in Alzheimers disease and other related dementias. The symposium is designed for family caregivers, health care professionals and others interested in the care of memoryimpaired persons. There is no charge to attend, however, there is a $50 fee for CEU-seeking candidates. Four CEUs are available for nurses, nursing home administrators, guardians and social workers. Lunch will be provided. Register by calling 437-3007 by March 5. The symposium is made possible by the Bernard P. Sweeney Endowment Fund. Send your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER FEBRUARY 21, 201424 Pastel Society Art ReceptionIn partnership with the Art Council of Southwest Florida, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation held a reception for the current featured artwork in this years Art & Community art exhibition series on Friday, February 7 at the foundations headquarters in Fort Myers. More Southwest Florida art organizations will be featured in the spring. The featured works come from the Southwest Florida Pastel Society and are a group of pastel pieces on both canvas and paper. The exhibit will run through February. The pastel society is a nonprofit organization that encourages and promotes its artists in their growth and success through monthly meetings and programs, workshops, activities and exhibition opportunities. The society welcomes new members. Upcoming art receptions include the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs on Friday, March 7, and Art Quilters Unlimited and the Alliance for the Arts on Friday, April 4. Both receptions will community foundation SWFLCF office at 8771 College Parkway in Fort Myers. Public viewing hours of the Art & Community exhibit are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule a tour, call Kim Williams at 274-5900. Shari Willerer, Sharon LaMarra, Bette Lennox and Nancy Ray Ed and Marlene Weil Sarah Owen and Ed Weil Gloria Warren and Richard Weiss Sandy Jackoboice and Len Gibson Dennis Glass and Tanya Trinkaus Glass Kathy Zimmer, Greg Chaberski and Veronica Chaberski Patricia Ziglich and Margit Pook Robert Miller and Linda Shapess Ruthe Sholler and Ginger Craven Dawn-Marie Driscoll, Ed Weil, John Sheppard and Carolyn Rogers Aubrey and Pam ConradShare your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


My Stars FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 24, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Try to say as little as possible about the work youre doing through the end of the month. Then you can make your announcement and accept your well-deserved plaudits. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You face a more difficult challenge than you expected. But with that strong Taurean determination, you should be able to deal with it successfully by weeks end. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Before you act on your feelings about that upcoming decision, it might be wise to do a little fact-checking first. You could be very much surprised by what you dont find. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A recent workplace success can open some doors that were previously closed to you. On a personal level, expect to receive some important news from a longtime friend and colleague. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Put your wounded pride aside and do what you must to heal that misunderstanding before it takes a potentially irreversible turn and leaves you regretting the loss of a good friend. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) One way to kick a less-than-active social life into high gear or rebuild an outdated Rolodex file is to throw one of your wellorganized get-togethers for friends and associates. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Getting out of an obligation you didnt really want to take on can be tricky. An honest explanation of the circumstances can help. Next time, pay more attention to your usually keen instincts. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Use your Scorpion logic to push for a nononsense approach to a perplexing situation. This could help keep present and potential problems from creating more confusion. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A friends problem might take more time than you want to give. But staying with it once again proves the depth of your Sagittarian friendship and loyalty. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The Sea Goat can benefit from an extra dose of self-confidence to unsettle your detractors, giving you the advantage of putting on a strong presentation of your position. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You might want to ask a friend or relative for advice on an ongoing personal matter. But be careful not to give away information you might later wish you had kept secret. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Use the weekend for a creativity break to help restore your spiritual energy. Once thats done, youll be back and more than ready to tackle whatever challenge you need to face. BORN THIS WEEK: You get great joy out of creating beautiful things and sharing them with others who appreciate them. On Feb. 26, 1564, poet and playwright Christopher Marlowe is baptized in Canterbury, England, two months before the birth of his fellow playwright William Shakespeare. Historians believe Marlowe served as a spy for Queen Elizabeth while at Cambridge. On Feb. 25, 1862, the U.S. Congress passes the Legal Tender Act, authorizing the use of paper notes to pay the governments bills. This ended the long-standing policy of using only gold or silver in transactions, and it allowed the government to finance the enormously costly Civil War. On Feb. 27, 1915, The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle is published. Sherlock Holmes had been a popular character since he first appeared in the story A Study in Scarlet in 1887. The detective was modeled partly on Dr. Joseph Bell, a medical-school teacher at the University of Edinburgh. On March 2, 1944, a train stops in a tunnel near Salerno, Italy, and more than 500 people on board suffocate and die. The trains locomotives were burning lowgrade coal substitutes that produced an excess of odorless and toxic carbon monoxide. Approximately 520 passengers were asphyxiated. On March 1, 1961, President John F. Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps as a new agency within the Department of State, which would send trained American men and women to foreign nations to assist in development efforts. On Feb. 24, 1981, socialite Jean Harris is convicted of murdering Dr. Herman Tarnower, the author of the bestselling The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet. Harris claimed that she had been trying to kill herself but that Tarnower was shot when he tried to wrestle the gun away from her. He was shot four times. On Feb. 28, 1993, at Mount Carmel in Waco, Texas, agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) launch a raid against the Branch Davidian compound as part of an investigation into illegal possession of firearms and explosives by the Christian cult. During an extended gun battle, multiple agents and Branch Davidians were killed or wounded. It was novelist, poet and playwright Gertrude Stein who made the following sage observation: Everybody knows if you are too careful, you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something. Some people enjoy novelty when dining out, but restaurateurs take a big risk when adding new items to a menu; it seems that less than a third of diners will actually try a new menu item. Two-thirds of all Tony award-winning composers and lyricists have been Jewish. Everyone knows you should not drive while under the influence of alcohol, but riding a bike? A stationary bike? It seems that in Tennessee in 2007, a woman was arrested at her gym while riding an exercise bicycle while drunk. BUI, or simply disorderly conduct? The record isnt clear. If insects give you the creepy-crawlies, you might not want to read the following tidbit: Researchers have discovered a kind of caterpillar that emits a sound eerily like a human scream. This particular species is often a victim of predatory wasps. When the wasps approach, the caterpillar rubs two special organs together to produce the sound. The scream calls a troop of ants that protect the caterpillar, and in return the caterpillar secretes an amino acid that the ants need. The name of the state of Vermont comes from the French mont vert, which means green mountain. (If the explorers who named the state saw green mountains, they obviously were not there in the winter.) I dont trust a man who uses the word evil 18 times in 10 minutes. If youre half evil, nothing soothes you more than to think the person you are opposed to is totally evil. -Norman Mailer THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. TELEVISION: What kind of car did Starsky & Hutch drive? 2. MEASUREMENTS: How many yards are in a bolt of cloth? 3. MOVIES: Who directed the movie Inside Llewyn Davis? 4. AD SLOGANS: What company has a way with b-o-l-o-g-n-a? 5. INVENTIONS: Who is credited with inventing aspirin? 6. ART: Where is the Whitney Museum of Art located? 7. GEOGRAPHY: Where is the Great Sandy Desert located? 8. FOOD & DRINK: What are the ingredients in The Rickey cocktail? 9. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: What 19th-century author said, There is no remedy for love but to love more? 10. LANGUAGE: The name of what common occupation has three consecutive pairs of double letters? TRIVIA TEST 1. Ford Gran Torino 2. 40 or 100 yards 3. Joel and Ethan Coen 4. Oscar Mayer 5. Felix Hoffmann 6. New York City 7. Australia 8. Gin or bourbon, lime juice and soda water 9. Henry David Thoreau 10. Bookkeeper. ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 21, 2014 SPORTS QUIZ 1. Who was the first major-leaguer to have 40 or more steals and 30 or more home runs in his rookie season? 2. How many times did Rickey Henderson steal four or more bases in a game during his 25-year major-league career? 3. Which college football team has played in the most Orange Bowl games? 4. In 2013, Portlands Damian Lillard became only the fourth unanimous selection as NBA Rookie of the Year. Name two of the first three to do it. 5. How many NHL players have tallied at least 155 points in a season? 6. In 2013, Chris Horner became the oldest cyclist (41) to win a Grand Tour event. Who had been the oldest? 7. Who is the only male golfer to win all three Australian majors in the same year? ANSWERS 1. The Angels Mike Trout, in 2012. 2. Nineteen times. 3. Oklahoma, with 18 appearances. 4. Ralph Sampson (1984), David Robinson (1990) and Blake Grif n (2011). 5. Three -Wayne Gretzky (nine times), Mario Lemieux (four) and Steve Yzerman (once). 6. Firmin Lambot was 36 when he won in 1922. 7. 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Large, private landscaped lot.3-4 Bedrooms -most with decks; 3.5 baths, large open living room -LR& EIK open to screened porch. High end appliances, 2nd fridge, W/D, 2 car garage. Contact: (917) 680-4440. RS 11/8 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTALANNUAL RENTALS ON PARADISETwo 3/2 units available Unfurnished Washer/Dryer in each unit Newly remodeled Pets allowed On the river. Quiet island living. $1,900/Month Call Bridgit @ 239-728-1920 NS 12/6 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTAL3/2 house with pool near beach on Sanibel, 426 Lake Murex Circle. Call 239-634-7623.NS 2/14 CC 2/21 ANNUAL RENTALS472-6747Gulf Beach Properties, Inc.Paul H. Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975 RS 2/14 BM TFN GULF FRONT This 2/2 Furnished Condo has great views of gulf & beach from the 3rd oor. Fully Furnished. Elevator/Pool/Tennis/covered parking. $3,500/mo. RIGHT ACROSS FROM BEACH Rent 3/1/14 11/1/14 Two BR/two baths, 3rd oor, fully furnished condo. Pool & Tennis. Call for more info. & to view. $1,400/month. WATERFRONT HOME Never before offered for rent. This 4 Bedroom home is Beautiful. Soaring ceilings in Fam. Rm. views to water, dock, boat lift, direct access. Offered UF. $3,300/Mo.OPEN HOUSE GULFSIDE PLACE # 307Sunday, February 23rd, 11am 2 pm 1605 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Gorgeous Top Floor 2 BR, 2 BA Gulf Views, Updated, Beautifully Furnished! $1,225,000 Chuck Bergstrom, 239-209-6500 Island Resident, Realtor RS 2/21 BM 2/21 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 PRIVATE BEACH ACCESSGulf Pines 3BR/2BTH Lanai Pool,Tennis, WI/FI Available March &/or April Call Cathy 786-877-5330 Miamiblocks@bellsouth.netNS 1/17 CC TFN WALK TO BEACH, EAST END1/2 Duplex, 2 BD 1BA Available April-Dec 2014 Bright, Clean, Modern Call Bob 410-913-2234 tidewaterbob@comcast.netRS 2/21 CC TFN VACATION RENTALOne bedroom furnished Condo in Ft. Myers River District available April 1; will lease short term up to 9 months. Rent depending on length of lease. Non-smoking, no pets. Great river view. 2875 Palm Beach Blvd. 815-985-9039RS 2/21 CC 2/21 ANNUAL RENTALRE/MAX OF THE ISLANDSPutting owners and tenants together Call Dustyn Corace www.remax-oftheislands.com 239-472-2311RS 1/4 BM TFN FOR RENTDUNES TOWNHOUSESpacious, furnished townhouse with 3+ bdrms./ 3 baths, avail. May-Dec. for $1,600. mo. Vaulted ceilings, screened in porches, gracious living area and a 2 car garage. View is of propertys swimming pool and tennis court. Steps to Bay. Call owners directly at 508-965-3751 or e-mail: murray.camp@rcn.com RS 2/14 CC TFN ANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDRetired Couple wants Annual Rental house on Sanibel. Prefer 2 bedroom, garage pool, quiet canal or dead end street location. 614-595-6576 RS 2/14 CC 3/7 ANNUAL RENTAL WANTED RENTALS WANTEDGUARANTEED RENTAL INCOME FOR SANIBEL OWNERS!!The Sanibel Captiva Guaranteed Income Company is looking for 2 bedroom condos to begin in April/May 2014 with pool access and close proximity to the beach for GUARANTEED INCOME. Property must allow week to week rentals for our travel club members. We can guarantee you a yearly rental income and still allow some owner weeks. Income varies based on condo location, amenities, and owner use. Call Diane Wieland at 970-470-3168 or email dwieland@coloradormr.comNS 2/21 CC 3/14


TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO: IslandSunNews.com CLICK ONPLACE CLASSIFIED CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON SERVICES OFFEREDS. FL LINE DANCEWith Robert Robitaille Line dance classes. Fun and great exercise with energetic instructor. All styles of music! No experience or partner required. Audience: adults and seniors. First 30 minutes of class is an instruction for beginners. Call 239-245-8196 or cell 954-309-3778. Welcome all...RS 11/15 CC TFN AFFORDABLE HOME CAREHomeCare Services With A Difference Specializing in Alzheimers,Parkinson,Stroke etc. Live-ins, 8 hrs, 24 hrs. FBI Background Check available. Licensed & Insured. References Available, call Cell: 561-509-4491 or 239-963-8449NS 10/25 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 WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280 RS 12/6 CC 2/28 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 LOST AND FOUND CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 21, 20143883 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. 229 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 1/31 NC TFN HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 1/4 NC TFN HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITYThe Sunshine Ambassador Program is a new and exciting volunteer opportunity offered at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida located within HealthPark Medical Center. The Sunshine Ambassadors will greet, assist and be a positive rst point of contact for patients, families and visitors entering the hospital. The Ambassadors also make a difference to families by providing educational and healthful resources to assist in GRANDparenting for GRANDchildren. We are currently seeking year-round volunteers to work one 4-hour shift Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. If you would be interested in learning more about this wonderful new opportunity, please contact Lisa Ellinwood, Volunteer Resources Coordinator at 239-343-5062 at the Golisano Childrens Hospital.NS 2/8 NC TFN FULL TIME VACATION RESERVATIONS AGENT Must be familiar with Sanibel & Captiva Islands. Candidate should possess good communication skills, computer knowledge; Excel and Word pro cient and like working with people. Excellent compensation package based on Vacation Rental experience. Call David at VIP Vacation Rentals 472-1613NS 1/24 CC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for light general maintenance. Call (CHR) Community Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189.NS 11/1 NC TFN HELP WANTEDPart time of ce help needed for a busy home homebuilding company. Need someone with strong organizational & computer skills. Call 472-0071 or email resume to Rhonda Henning rah1149@yahoo.com.NS 2/14 CC 2/21 GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION GARAGE SALEFeb 22, 8:00 12:00, 1027 Kings Crown Drive, Sanibel. Fishing, boating, baby, generator, tools, beach items and more.NS 2/21 CC 2/21 SIESTA ISLES NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE FRI. & SAT FEB 21/22 8-5; SUN 9-2 HEADING TOWARDS FT MYERS BCH, 33931 CORNER OF SAN CARLOS PKWY AND SIESTA FOLLOW SIGNS! SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!NS 2/21 CC 2/21 FOR SALEGARAGE THRIFT SALE2431 Periwinkle Way www.SanibelSeaLifeGallery.comRS 2/7 CC TFN BUY SELL TRADE KITCHEN UTENSILThe Nicer Slicer will change the way you think about your daily bread. This handheld kitchen tool slices breads and meats into thin vertical pieces. Visit www.thenicerslicer.com.NS 2/14 CC 2/28 KITCHEN UTENSIL FICTITIOUS NAMEFICTITIOUS NAMEFictitious Name, Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the ctitious name of TELEP GROUP REALTY, located in Lee County, Florida with an address of 16685 Lake Circle Drive U-1030, Fort Myers, FL 33908 has registered said name with the Division of Corporations of the Department of State, Tallahassee, FL Dated 15th day of February 2014. Daniel Telep Jr.NS 2/21 CC 2/21 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN VEHICLE FOR SALE2008 ADLY MOTOR SCOOTER6k miles, 49cc, red Very reliable. $500 Great island vehicle! 579-0448, on islandNS 2/21 CC 3/14 HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEER/ JOB OPPORTUNITIESPAID volunteer opportunities to seniors, age 55 and over, to tutor/mentor children in elementary schools & after-school programs. Offering a stipend, mileage reimbursement, annual physical, holiday, vacation, and sick pay all tax exempt. Providing struggling school children a chance to succeed in school, and offering opportunities that will last a lifetime. Call Joan at The Dr. Piper Center at 239-332-5346. NS 1/17 NC TFN TWO POSITIONS AVAILABLETwo Positions Available at physical therapy clinic on Periwinkle Way. Experienced medical/therapy biller needed 6-12 hrs per wk, exible times (late afternoons preferred) willing to work complex cases. Energetic and friendly of ce assistant/ therapy tech required 30-40 hrs per wk Mon-Fri during season, and 12-20 hrs per week off season. Of ce experience, Microsoft Of ce pro ciency, excellent multitasking and communication skills required. Cover letter and resume to Rachel@islandtherapycenter.com, or bring to 2242 Periwinkle Way, Suite 2, SanibelNS 2/7 CC 2/21 SOLOIST WANTEDSundays only First Church of Christ, Scientist Fort Myers Call Doris at (239) 334-4200NS 2/14 CC 2/21 EVENT SETUP PERSONEvent Setup Person needed Year Round. Maintenance Experience a Plus. Call SCA at 472-2155, Monday Friday, 9 am 3pm.NS 2/21CC 2/21 SEVERAL ESTABLISHED SANIBEL BUSINESSES FOR SALEExcellent Opportunity for Either a Hands-On Buyer or a Passive Investor Serious Inquiries Only/Con dentiality Agreement Required To View Listing Call or E-Mail Corporate Investment They can be reached @ 239-936-1718, cibb@cibb.net RS 2/21 CC 3/14 BUSINESS FOR SALE


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 Pets Of The Week 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 THE RIVER FEBRUARY 21, 201430 Hi, Im Baxter, a youthful, active, handsome hound looking for a family with some room for me to run. I am a working breed traditionally used to herd cattle. You dont have to buy a herd of cattle to keep me happy, though. Id be content to be the family pet. You can adop me for $75, plus youll be entered to win a $100 gift certificate from Angelinas Ristorante. My name is Olaf and when I was found, my front left leg was broken and I had a couple of other injuries. I lost the circulation in my leg so the vet had to remove it. Wish I could tell everyone what happened but Im just glad they fixed me. Youd never know I only had three legs by the way I act. Im very playful but when I run out of steam, Im a lap cat. I get along well with other animals and people too. My adoption fee is $75, plus youll be entered to win a $100 gift certificate from Angelinas Ristorante. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www. LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Olaf ID# 581375 Baxter ID# 580317 photos by squaredogphoto.com


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