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FREETake Me Home VOL. 13, NO. 12 MARCH 28, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Birding At Bunche Beach OfferedBunche Beach is excellent for both migrant and resident waders and shorebirds working the mudflats at low tide due to the diversity of microinvertebrates. W aterfowl, raptors and warblers may also be seen. Experience the beautiful birds of Bunche Beach with a bird patrol guide on Saturday, March 29 from 8 to 10 a.m. Participants should meet on the beach, located in South Fort Myers off Summerlin Road; drive south of John Morris Road until it dead ends. Bring binoculars, sun protection, shoes that can get wet, a bottle of drinking water along with your curiosity and love of nature. This event, provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation, is free with the parking fee of $1 per hour (tour is approximately two hours). Restrooms are available in the building at the first parking lot. For more information, call 707-3015 or visit www.birdpatrol.org. Piping plover photo by Meg Rousher Bishop Verot Students Make History, Memories At LEAD Conference In DCTen Bishop Verot Catholic High School seniors made history and memories when they landed in Washington, DC last month to participate in the LEAD 2014 Conference, hosted by the NASSP (National Association of Secondary School Principals). The conference provides opportunities for students from honor societies and student governments to learn about and facilitate leadership and team building. Coupled with the various programs offered, students were given the opportunity of competing in an inaugural academic challenge. Over 112 schools from around the globe participated, with Bishop Verot fielding two teams of five students each. The competition was fearless, yet the Vikings landed both teams in the final four. In the end, one of those teams won first place, an accomplishment of which to be extremely proud. Winning a competition of this caliber is a testament to the dedication of both students and teachers at Bishop Verot. Countless hours are spent both in academic classrooms and co-curricular activities, shaping tomorrows leaders. Yet, everyone involved recognized that the competition was but one facet of their trip.continued on page 20 Senior students from Bishop Verot High School in Washington, DCDavis Art Center Restoration Climbing Towards Completion After months of planning and permitting, the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, located in the downtown Fort Myers River District, restoration is rapidly progressing, including the construction of an exterior stair, a newly named lobby and the long-awaited Phase III renovations. The first week of March, a giant pink Sims crane (pink for Breast Cancer Awareness) was utilized to piece together the fire egress exterior staircase on the east side of the Davis Art Center. This emergency egress stair tower was the critical element continued on page 15 Bluegrass Returns To The AllianceBluegrass returns to the Alliance for the Arts on Sunday, March 30, when the Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida presents three hours of live bluegrass music in the Foulds Theatre from 2 to 5 p.m. This months show features Southwind Bluegrass, The John Stey Band and Banyan Bluegrass. Tickets are $7 at the door, or $5 for Alliance members. Seating is open and first come, first served. Children 12 and under are admitted free if accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Visit ArtInLee.org or call 939-2787 for more information. The Sunday afternoon concert series continues on April 13 with a special Southwest Florida performance by North Carolina based Nu-Blu. The young, energetic bands sound acknowledges the traditional institutions that have shaped it, yet is innovative and daring enough to bring a fresh sparkle to contemporary acoustic music. Visit their website at www.nu-blu. com. The Alliance is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Southwind Bluegrass Band Davis Art Center building and light sculpture


THE RIVER MARCH 28, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: A&P At Heitman And Andersonby Gerri Reaves, PhDOpinions differ about which grocery store brought selfservice shopping to Fort Myers for the first time, but evidence suggests it was the Groceteria on Hendry Street in the early 1920s, soon followed by the Piggly Wiggly in 1926. But the A&P, too, was among the stores that pioneered the serve-yourself concept that we take for granted today. By the time this 1942 photo was taken of the A&P, filling ones own shopping basket or cart with groceries was nothing new in town. The store was located then on the northwest corner of Heitman Street and Anderson Avenue (now renamed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard), where it remained into the mid-1950s. Note the auto supply and tire service on Main Street visible in the far right of the photo. The L-shaped, one-story A&P with eyebrow overhangs and rounded corners introduced a hint of Moderne architectural style to that corner of town. Note the words Super Market framing the A&P logo over the store entrance. The term couldnt be more common today, but in 1942, it was still a relatively new word in grocery shopping. A&P began in 1859 as the Great American Tea Company in New York City, selling tea, coffee and spices at bargain prices. The company so prospered that it boasted nearly 16,000 locations by the early 1930s. In 1936, the A&P opened the countrys very first supermarket in Pennsylvania, and customers waited on themselves. Today, we take for granted the freedom to roam a grocery store, compare prices, and leisurely choose our purchases. But back when self-service began to replace counter service in Fort Myers, some customers had difficulty adjusting to not standing in line at the counter and telling a clerk which items to gather for them. Much has changed at the A&Ps 1942 location. Once the store vacated the building, the structure served other purposes for years to come. The grocery subsequently was at several other locations, including McGregor Boulevard and then Cleveland Avenue. The building shown here was eventually demolished. The street itself has changed too. For much of the towns history, Heitman stretched unimpeded from the city park and the river for many blocks south through residential neighborhoods. It would have been a convenient walk to the corner A&P for residents on Heitman or for students at St. Francis Xavier Parochial School. But today, not only is the A&P building gone, but so is the street between MLK Boulevard and Main. Today the corner where customers once shopped for Eight OClock Coffee without the assistance of a clerk is one of the most citified sections of downtown, occupied by a formidable banking center and the south entrance to the Justice Center Complex. Walk down to Heitman Street and imagine a one-story grocery store on the corner where a towering structure now stands. Then walk the few blocks to 2031 Jackson Street, where youll find the Southwest Florida Museum of History. See the exhibits and learn more about the history of Fort Myers many grocery stores. continued on page 11 The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2014 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi George Beleslin Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kristy See Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Justen Dobbs Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Tom Hall Dr. Dave Hepburn Audrey Krienen Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Di Saggau A bank now occupies the A&Ps former spot photo by Gerri Reaves In 1942, the A&P Supermarket stood on the northwest corner of Heitman and Anderson (now MLK, Jr. Boulevard) courtesy of the Southwest Florida Historical Society (Dick Jungferman Collection)


3 THE RIVER MARCH 28, 2014 Fort Myers Public Art: Lovegrove Piece Added To Public Art Collectionby Tom HallOn February 19, Florida Gulf Coast University added a new painting to its public art collection. Titled Remember 9-11 Tenth Year. The work was rendered by Matlacha Island expressionist/impressionist artist Leoma Lovegrove in a live performance in front of a standing-room-only crowd at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre on September 11, 2011. Remember 9-11 Tenth Year is a 10-by-18-foot acrylic painting depicting a bald eagle in flight against a field of bright orange and red. Beneath the eagles talons are lists containing the names of the more than 3,000 victims who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 in the World Trade Centers twin towers in New York City, at the Pentagon in Washington, and in a barren field in Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania, where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed following an attempt by passengers to regain control of the plane from four hijackers. Lovegrove created the work in front of a live audience at an emotional event held at the packed Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. It was a time to honor the heroes, Lovegrove explained at the February 19 dedication in Library West. The eagle represents the power of America and that freedom will prevail. Although Lovegrove does not characterize herself as a wildlife artist, many varieties of birds and fish have appeared in her vibrant artwork over the years. Ive always painted the eagle, but never one this large, she said during the ceremony. The regal bird is not only a national symbol, it also serves as FGCUs mascot, which makes the university a natural home for the painting. The gift grew from a conversation Lovegrove had last year with FGCU President Wilson G. Bradshaw at a reception where the painting was displayed. The eagle embodies a spirit of strength and freedom that we value at FGCU and instill in our students, Bradshaw said at the dedication. Leoma Lovegroves striking work of art is sure to inspire those who view it for many years to come. Donations of artwork, as well as monetary gifts to the university, are administered by the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation. Remember 9-11 Tenth Year joins nearly 100 others artworks in the universitys public art collection, which also includes such notable monumental sculptures as Albert Paleys Cross Currents, Robert Roeschs Transition 2012, Brower Hatchers Archway, Depend du Soleil and Whatever You Say Dear by Mark Fuller, Clayton Swartzs Skyward, and Verve by fused glass artist Michele Gutlove. Lovegrove also has public artworks in the collections of the City of Fort Myers and Matlacha Island. 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. Detail of Leoma Lovegroves Remember 9-11 Tenth Year includes names of the victims 33 Patio DeLeon, Downtown Fort Myers (239) 337-3377OPEN Mon-ur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sun Closed 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Daily at 10am www.threecraftyladies.com D aily at 10a m e craftyladies.co m Tropical Fabrics Tropical Fabrics Novelty Yarn Novelty Yarn Quilting Quilting Notions Notions Beads Beads Scrapbook Papers Scrapbook Papers Childrens Crafts Childrens Crafts Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Crafts Shell Crafts Gifts Gifts Find us on Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! STOP IN ON THURSDAY TO CREATE A MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET SOUVENIR! STOP IN ON THURSDAY TO CREATE A MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET SOUVENIR! 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


THE RIVER MARCH 28, 20144 Power Squadron Boating CourseThe San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron is offering another session of Americas Boating Course on Saturday, April 5, from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.This course is recognized by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. Anyone born after January 1, 1988 must have passed a safe boating course and obtained a Boating Safety Education ID card, which is valid for life, in order to operate a boat with more than 10 h.p. Each student will receive a card/certificate from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission upon completion of the class. The course consists of two sessions on consecutive Saturdays. The second session will be on Saturday, April 12. Topics covered include hull design, docking, anchoring, handling boating emergencies, reading channel markers and many other topics to make each boating experience safer and more enjoyable. The cost of the course is $45 with a $20 fee for a second person sharing the instruction materials. The course is being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron Classroom located at 16048 San Carlos Boulevard, at the corner of Kelly Road. Students can register online at www.scbps.com or call the office 466-4040. Lee County Summer CampsRegistration has started for the 2014 Summer Camp at Lee County Parks & Recreation. These camps draw thousands of youngsters throughout the region to programs, outings and activities at the departments traditional camps, teen camps and specialty camps. Summer camp runs nine weeks from June 9 through August 8. Historically, summer camp is the most sought-after program Lee County Parks & Recreation offers, said Deputy Director Dana Kasler. Heres a tip from the registration desk: If you plan to register for camp at one of the four mega-recreation centers, you must obtain a facility membership first. This applies to the centers at Wa-Ke Hatchee, Estero, North Fort Myers and Veterans Park in Lehigh Acres. This year again, people who register at least two weeks before the first day of the session for which they sign up will receive an early registration discount. For example, the price of traditional camp would be $70 instead of $75. Outdoor specialty camps this year will cost $75 (except for Boca Grande, which is $100). Parents interested in swimming lessons can prepare to register soon. Those lessons and other summer aquatics programs begin to take enrollment on Tuesday, April 1. Those looking for alternative transportation for their child this summer may obtain a LeeTran youth GO Pass. Students can ride LeeTran to summer jobs or volunteer work, to summer school, sports practice, summer camp, community pools, the movies, shopping malls, the beach. It is available to full-time students 18 years or younger for $35. The pass is good for unlimited travel on LeeTran buses and trolleys for the entire summer recess. The pass can be purchased from April 21 through May 31 online at www.rideleetran.com or in person at the Rosa Parks Transportation Center, 2250 Widman Way, in downtown Fort Myers. For summer camp registration and more information call 533-7275, or go online to www.LeeParks.org. For LeeTran Go Pass information call) 533-0303, or go online to www.rideleetran.com. 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THE RIVER MARCH 28, 20146 Visitors Celebrate Annual FestivalsIn addition to great weather, shelldrenched beaches and the sparkling Gulf of Mexico, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel in Southwest Florida is the setting for award-winning, nationally-recognized festivals and special events each year. Winter visitors enjoy art festivals and spring training with the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins, the 77th annual Sanibel Shell Fair & Show, the inaugural Island Hopper Songwriter Fest and more. Spring Training 2014 The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel is the spring training home of the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins. What could be better than beautiful spring days and great baseball? The destination makes it easy for fans to take advantage of all that it has to offer along with great accommodation deals for spring training. For a complete listing of packages, special rates and information on a spring training vacation at Floridas unspoiled island sanctuary, visit www. FortMyersSanibel.com. For Red Sox tickets and package information, visit www.redsox.com or call 334-4700 or 877-RED-SOXX. For Twins tickets and package information, go to www.twinsbaseball.com or call 800-33-TWINS. Fort Myers Beach Film Festival Back for its eighth year, the Fort Myers Beach Film Festivals attracts independent film fans, filmmakers and distributors to spend four days on the Gulf of Mexico at Fort Myers Beach. The film festival held April 23 to 27 offers the opportunity to exchange ideas, make new contacts and enjoy compelling and interesting films for a wide range of tastes. Events are presented for all ages and area accommodations offer special rates and packages to support this international celebration of independent filmmaking. For a list of films, locations, schedule and other event details, visit www.fmbfilmfest. com. Worlds Richest Tarpon Tournament Encouraging conservation, education and sportsmanship, this two-day tournament includes up to four anglers per team who will be competing for thousands in cash and prizes. Competitors will follow procedures designed for quick releases and the post-release welfare of all tarpon. Winners will be determined by the highest total number of tarpon successfully released. While competition heats up in Boca Grande Pass and the Gulf of Mexico on May 15 and 16, there will be plenty of family-friendly fun and excitement in downtown Boca Grande as sponsors exhibit their products and conduct demonstrations and promotions, along with a wide variety of art vendors, live music performances, the Mote Mobile Aquarium, entertaining and educational lectures by some of todays leading fishery experts and scientists, plus food and beverages. In addition, the Gasparilla Island Kids Classic Tarpon Tournament will take place on May 17. For more information, visit www. worldsrichesttarpon.com. MangoMania Tropical Fruit Fair The mango is the star attraction for two days each summer on Pine Island. Go wild for fruit as you sample locallygrown delicacies at this annual affair, an unusual celebration of all the tropical fruit grown on the island, which includes lychee, carambola, longan, papaya and chocolate pudding fruit. Fruit, exotic fruit trees, and fruit-related products are available for purchase. The festival, held on July 13 and 14 at the GermanAmerican Social Club, 2101 Pine Island Road, also offers live music, kids activities and rides. Check www.mangomaniafl.com or call 283-4842 for hours and details. Island Hopper Songwriter Fest The inaugural Island Hopper Songwriter Fest will bring nationallyacclaimed singer-songwriters to the islands of Captiva and Fort Myers Beach during fall 2014. Presented by BMI, along with iHeartRadio, Cat Country 107.1 and The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, the festival will take place over two weekends, September 26 to 28 on Captiva and October 3 to 6 on Fort Myers Beach, at popular island venues free of charge. With dozens of free shows to select from, attendees will have the unique opportunity to experience the voices, back stories and personalities of the artists in intimate island settings. Visit www.fortmyers-sanibel.com/islandhopper for more details. 25th Annual Ding Darling Days Held from October 19 to 25, Ding Darling Days include a week of ecoactivities with free refuge tram tours, live wildlife presentations, kids activities, Federal Duck Stamp artist presentation, art day, family day and more. Birding and kayaking tours, environmental speakers, a nature photography contest and the Junior Duck Stamp Awards will fill the week with environmental activities for all ages. The festival celebrates the birthday of the refuges namesake, conservationist and Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Jay N. Ding Darling. The event kicks off with Family Fun Day on October 19. For detailed schedule, visit www.dingdarlingdays.com or call 472-1100. 29th Annual Oktoberfest Hosted by the German-American Club from October 17 to 19 and 24 to 26, this huge celebration includes German culture, food, music and dancing. Highlights include authentic live entertainment with large musical groups from Germany, along with enough German food and beer to make anyone do the Chicken Dance. There is also a carnival area for kids. Call 283-1400 or visit www.capecoraloktoberfest.com for schedule and ticket information. Cape Coral CoCoNut Festival Nov. 6-9, 2014 239-573-3121 www.cocofest.com Sun Splash Family Water Park The Cape Coral CoCoNut Festival celebrates Cape Corals reputation for coconuts, multi-cultural food, boating, fishing and wildlife. The festival held on November 6 to 9 at Sun Splash Family Water Park will feature a national musical act, gymnastic entertainment, carnival rides, water-ski shows, tropical food, contests, coconut crafts, fireworks and more. Visit www.cocofest.com or call 573-3121 for a complete schedule. Sanibel Island Writers Conference Participants at all stages of development, from notebook scribblers to published novelists, are invited to attend workshops in fiction, poetry, songwriting, childrens literature, journalism, screenwriting, creative nonfiction, publishing and editing, along with nightly readings and concerts. All scheduled events are presented by celebrated and experienced writers and teachers, and are open to fulltime registrants. The conference held from November 6 to 9 welcomes any aspiring writer who wants to create new work or refine a project already in progress. The keynote address will be presented by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo. Call 590-7421 or visit www.fgcu.edu/SIWC/about.html for registration details, schedule and costs. American Sand Sculpting Championships Come join the fun on Fort Myers Beach for the 28th annual American Sand Sculpting Championship and Beach Festival, returning on November 21 to 30. Sponsored by the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce, this fun-filled event will include world-class master sand sculptors, a state championship contest, amateur contest, quick sand speed sculpting, sand sculpting demonstrations and lessons, chain saw art, flying colors, a kids activity area with bounce houses and slides, and more than 60 vendors. Scheduled for 10 days this year, the first week will include the Master Solos and Amateur divisions. The second week includes the Master Doubles and State Championship divisions. Call 454-7500 or visit www.fmbsandsculpting.com for schedule details. Christmas Luminary Trail and Open House Dec. 5 and 6, 2014 239-472-1080 www.sanibel-captiva.orgcontinued on page 18 Hortoons


7 THE RIVER MARCH 28, 2014 Junior League And Childcare Of Southwest Florida Host Fair For KidsThe Junior League of Fort Myers recentely hosted Kids in the Kitchen, a kidfriendly fair that shared information about the importance of eating healthy while living an active lifestyle. Held at the Edison State College Child Care Center in Fort Myers, with help from the staff of Child Care of Southwest Florida, the event featured activity stations related to general health, food and nutrition, exercise and fitness, and agriculture. A healthy lunch was provided to the roughly 75 children who participated. Kids in the Kitchen is a fun way for kids to learn to make good choices about food, said Anita Duenas, Junior League of Fort Myers president. We want to help children become aware that what they eat impacts their body and their health. Creating a fun education process is key. The Junior League launched the Kids in the Kitchen initiative nationally in 2006. Junior Leagues in more than 200 locations provide lessons and demonstrations with the goal of engaging kids and their parents in healthy lifestyle choices. continued on page 11 Jennifer Hamilton, Shamie Kelly and Kasey Albright Junior League members Bonnie Shimko offers sunscreen Chloe Flora and Molly Caldaro Make sure you pick up a Nellies discount card come in six times and get a FREE meal GPS Coordinates: 263.41 N 815.18 W Make sur e e e e e ic k Nellies Upstairs Waterside Bar Where its Happy Hour all the time!!!Award-Winning Restaurant: Best Lunch Best Casual Dining Best Waterfront Dining Best Place for Live Music Snacks in Between11am-10pm1131 1st St., Ft. Myers Beach www.nervousnellies.net FREE MARINA DOCKAGE with Dock Attendants Assistance


THE RIVER MARCH 28, 20148 Along The RiverAlliance for the Arts has a fun weekend in store for movie and music lovers alike. On Friday at 8 p.m., Outdoor Family Movie Night returns with Despicable Me 2. Pack your blankets, lawn chairs, picnic baskets and coolers and come watch this funny and heartwarming film under the stars with your family and friends. A suggested $5 donation helps ensure continued free family programming at the Alliance. On Sunday, the Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida presents three hours of live bluegrass music in the Foulds Theatre. Doors open at 1:30 p.m and the concert begins at 2 p.m. This months show features Southwind Bluegrass, The John Stey Band and Banyan Bluegrass. Tickets are $7 at the door or $5 for Alliance members (children under 12 are admitted free if accompanied by an adult). Seating is first come, first served. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers, just south of Colonial Boulevard. For more information, call 939-ARTS (2787) or go to www.artinlee.org. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Laboratory Theater of Florida presents The Graduate by Terry Johnson. Showtime is 8 p.m. each evening and tickets are $20 or $12 for students with a valid ID. The play, popularized by the Mike Nichols movie, tells the story of college graduate Benjamin Braddock who becomes embroiled in an affair with the wife of his fathers business partner. Benjamin and Mrs. Robinson conduct their torrid affair amidst the watchful eyes of her daughter, Elaine, with whom Benjamin eventually falls in love. The Laboratory Theater of Florida is located at 1634 Woodford Avenue, Fort Myers. For tickets, call 218-0481 or go to www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com. Spring has sprung which means the seasons fruits and vegetables are reaching their peak of ripeness. Lee county boasts several farmers markets that offer chemical-free and organic produce, along with fresh baked goods, native plants and all-natural products. Support area farmers and practice good eating habits at these locations: Thursday: The River District Farmers Market, under the US 41 Caloosahatchee bridge, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fruit, vegetables, local honey, bread, seafood, barbecue, flowers and plants. It is open year-round. Call 321-7100 or go to www.cityftmyers.com. Friday: Fort Myers Beach Farmers Market, under the Matanzas Bridge between Second and Third streets, 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. until April, rain or shine. Fruits and vegetables, flowers, seafood, baked goods, snack foods and plants. Call 765-0202 or go to www.fortmyersbeachfl.gov. Lakes Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until May. Fruits, vegetables, breads, honey, soaps, jams and seafood. Call 533-7275. Saturday: GreenMarket at Alliance of the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard near the Colonial intersection. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. An exclusive selection of locally grown, caught and cultivated foods and other products available to sample and purchase. Live entertainment by local musicians and fun activities for kids. It is open year-round. Call 939-2787 or go to www.artinlee.org. Cape Coral Chamber Farmers Market in Club Square, downtown Cape Coral, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. until May. Locally grown produce, native plants, fresh gulf seafood, live music/entertainment and informative community presentations. Call 549-6900 or go to www.capecoralfarmersmarket.com. Sunday: Sanibel Island Farmers Market, 800 Dunlop Road (City Hall, next to the library), 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. until May. Call Crystal Mansell at 472-3700. Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery in Fort Myers Beach is a casual restaurant with a fun-loving staff. It boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, sandwiches and entres. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier. Enjoy happy hour all day, every day at Uglys. Go to Nellies website for a schedule of musicians. While relaxing on Nellies expansive waterfront patio, enjoy the view of the historic Lynx, scheduled to winter at Nellies Snug Harbour to April 20. Tours are also available that allow visitors to climb aboard and step back in time to relive history and feel the adventure of a vanished age of sail. Tickets for Sailaway Cruises are also available. 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 with dock attendants assistance. The GPS coordinates are 26.41 N 8115.18 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. Alliance for Arts in Fort Myers has a great weekend planned for movie and music lovers. Pictured are the members of the Southwind Bluegrass band. Lynx at its new winter home at Nervous Nellies in Fort Myers Beach. Tours are available. Performance Salutes MarinesThe Calendar Girls had the Brotherhood of Marine Corps Riders dancing in the halls as they performed their Peace, Love & Puppies program at the biker friendly Victory Lane Cafe on Saturday, March 22. The Marine Corps Riders Semper Fi fund takes care of wounded marines and their families. For more information www.calendargirlsflorida.com. The Calendar Girls Email your editorial copy to: press@riverweekly.com


9 THE RIVER MARCH 28, 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 337-3377.continued on page 16 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 Coconut fried shrimp from Brattas ISLAND COW


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 MARCH 28, 201410


11 THE RIVER MARCH 28, 2014 From page 7Fair For KidsEdison State College Child Care Center is one of six accredited centers in Lee and Hendry counties where Child Care of Southwest Florida provides early-childhood education, voluntary pre-kindergarten and Head Start programs. Dedicated to the premise that kindergarten is too late, the centers professionals work to ready children for school success. Research shows that high quality early-childhood education reduces dropout rates, teen pregnancy and arrests. Too Tall Torrie high fives a visitor 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. Torah Study At Temple JudeaOn Thursday, April 3 at noon, Temple Judeas Rabbi Sack begins a one-hour Torah study that includes an open discussion of Torah and Judaism where all levels of background and all questions are encouraged. The session is held on the first Thursday of the month at the office of Myers, Brettholtz & Company, 12671 Whitehall Drive, Fort Myers. Bring a chumash if you have one. Rabbi Sack will bring the text for the session. For more information, call 433-0201 or send an email to tjswfl@gmail.com. Monday, April 79a.m. to 5p.mJoin us for an Easter Bonnet Contest! There will be prizes awarded for the following categories: Best Tea Party, Most Outrageous, and Pure 5th Avenue. Plus, guests will receive special discounts off already wellpriced items. You won't want to miss this fun and crafty event! Next to Planet Fitness in Miners Plazaat the corner of McGregor Blvd. and GladiolusCommunityThrift Stor e CommunityThrift Stor e 225-652915501 Old McGregor Blvd., Suite 2, Fort Myers, FL 33908Now Open Monday Saturday from 9amto4pmFrom page 2A&PFor information, call 321-7430 or go to museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. If youre a fan of local history, be sure to visit 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, aptea.com, and npr.org. Lee County Boaters GuideLee County is distributing the latest print edition of the Lee County Boaters Guide to area libraries, boat dealers, tackle shops and other marine-related businesses. The guide available now is the most comprehensive navigational and resource guide for local boaters and visitors. It is free and includes resource information, boating tips and regulations as well as contact information for local, state and federal agencies. In addition to the print version, the Lee County Boaters Guide is available on the web and as a mobile phone application. The application is available free on Google Play and the iTunes store. The boating app is free and will be updated to reflect the changes to the print version. The Boaters Guide and the mobile applications were designed by Pearl, a Lee County-based creative advertising and digital agency, and were funded by a grant from the West Coast Inland Navigation District. Lee County Natural Resources Marine Program staff members coordinate the information and produce the guide. To learn how you can obtain copies of the seventh edition, contact Natural Resources Justin McBride at 533-8109 or jmcbride@leegov.com. To access the Boaters Guide online, visit www. lee-county.com and click on departments and Natural Resources. For maps of the Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail, Lee Countys canoe and kayak trail, visit www.calusablueway.com or download the mobile phone app.


THE RIVER MARCH 28, 201412 Good Spring Action Is Here Almostby Capt. Matt MitchellWindy weather made things a little tough early this week. Strong east winds in the mornings switched and gave us a strong sea breeze by the afternoon. Churned up dirty water throughout our area finally began to clear up and the fishing in the open sound picked right back up. Grass flats in the threeto five-foot range provided anglers with the best action and a good mixed bag of trout, ladyfish, jacks and bigger Spanish mackerel. Slow moving tides made redfish and snook action a little slower than it has been it was still possible to get a quality fish here and there if you put in the time and effort. Tide or no tide, fishing the grass flats was hands down the best bite in town. Live shrimp or small shiners fished on a jig head under a popping cork caught fish when fishing was just just plain slow anywhere else. Several trips this week we started out on the flats catching fish after fish then moving on to what I thought would be bigger and better things. Luckily, after not finding much else going on, we targeted another flat and the almost non-stop fish action continued. Limits of sea trout came pretty easily most days out on the flats although there are still lots of under sized trout in the mix. The bigger trout I caught this week came during the low incoming tides fishing the deeper creek mouths that feed the Ding Darling refuge. Although snook were the target species while fishing these creeks with live shiners, the explosive top water hits of trout to 24 inches did not disappoint. Live shiners really light up these creeks with snook, mangrove snapper and jacks all crashing the party. Redfish action on the poor moving morning tides this week was pretty slow with the few redfish we caught all taken while soaking cut bait. The good news was that they were all good sized fish ranging from 25 to 29 inches; the bad news was it was only one or two a trip. Two trips in a row this week we caught a big redfish within 10 minutes of anchoring up then after working the same shoreline for almost another hour we could not get another one and moved on to the fast-paced flats action. One real plus this week was the fact the shiners are getting easier to catch. Spring marks the time of year that our area is bombarded with these baitfish. Seeing bait in the sound is a sure sign our fishing is getting really close to being as good as it gets all year. With most of the bait on the causeway bridges being on the larger size I have been going out on the grass flats and chumming for shiners. It seems the ideal sized shiners are the three-inch models. A live well full of these perfect pilchards means a great day of fishing action. Until this point, catching the bait has been harder than catching fish. Every week as we get closer and closer to that magic mid to upper 70s water temperature and our snook bite really goes off, we get another cold front and we are right back to square one. This looks like it will be the case yet again with at least one or two more cold fronts heading our way in the 10-day forecast.Capt. Matt Mitchell has been fishing local waters since he moved to Sanibel in 1980. He now lives in St. James City and works as a back country fishing guide. If you have comments or questions email captmattmitchell@aol.com. Send Us Your Fish TalesThe River Weekly would like to hear from anglers about their catches. Send us details including tackle, bait and weather conditions, date of catch, species and weight, and include photographs with identification. Drop them at the River Weekly, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, or email to press@riverweekly.com. Tom Mahoney with a 26-inch redfish caught while fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week 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 BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island 481-473 3 12600 McGre g or Blvd, Ft M y er s www.scu b av i ce di vers.co m S wim wi t h the Fishes CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish Untangle tackle from vegetation and discard it responsibly


13 THE RIVER MARCH 28, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Northern Gannetby Patricia MolloyA lethargic northern gannet (Morus bassanus) was recently discovered lying on the sand in obvious distress. It was rescued and driven to CROW, where Dr. Heather immediately found an abscess on its right shoulder area. Concerned that there was a more serious underlying problem with the patient, the hospital director ordered radiographs to be performed. The result: a fishhook was lodged in the birds ventriculus, also known as the gizzard. The northern gannet is a spectacular migratory seabird that winters in coastal waters in Florida and occasionally Texas. As the only northern member of the booby family, northern gannets are among the only bird species in the world to possess binocular vision, meaning they are able to see forward with both eyes. Graceful, fast-flying birds, they can glide just above the oceans surface for hours at a time. Gannets are also powerful plunge-divers capable of diving up to 72 feet in pursuit of shoaling pelagic fish. He needs to go to surgery ASAP, said Dr. Heather of the ailing bird. For 24 to 72 hours, the gannet will require supportive care: antibiotics, pain medication and light exercise in the form of daily tub time. Additionally, it is tube fed Piscivore Care (a liquid formula specifically designed for fish eaters) and fish analog, pellets that serve as an alternative to frozen fish. You just pop (the pellets) in their mouths and they swallow them. Gannets are not hard to force feed. They are great when you feel like a patient needs a break from digesting whole, hard prey. But neither one are ideal for long-term maintenance diets in terms of keeping enough weight on these seabirds, Dr. Heather said. Once she is confident that the gannet is strong enough to survive general anaesthesia, the hook will be removed. In the meantime, the wound on its wing is flushed daily with diluted iodine. The abscess is resolving on its own, but when hes in surgery, I will take a look more deeply to see if anything else needs to be done. But the main reason he needs to go to surgery is to have the hook removed, she said. With the dedicated support of CROWs veterinary staff and students, the prognosis for the northern gannet is promising. After surgery, patient #0361 is expected to make a full recovery within 10 days and be returned to its home on Sanibels pristine white beaches. 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. It will take four to five years before the plumage of this northern gannet, patient #0361, turns snowy white with jet-black wingtips 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 MARCH 28, 201414 Plant SmartCrown-Of-Thornsby Gerri ReavesCrown-of-thorns ( Euphorbia milii ) is a member of the spurge family and native to Madagascar. This slow-growing succulent is commonly used as a border, in mass plantings, and as a pot plant. Its particularly suited for rock and cactus gardens because it thrives in dry sunny conditions. The fiveor seven-sided stems sport one-inch thorns, making it a good security plant. It can grow as high as three feet, but dwarf hybrids are available, including ones with soft spines. It is also called the Christ plant or Christ thorn because it reputedly crowned Christs head during the crucifixion. The leathery leaves capable of storing water make it drought-tolerant. Foliage is sparse because only the newer leaves tend to remain on the plant, arranged spirally near the branch ends. This low-maintenance year-round bloomer is popular in South Florida. Pairs of bright red rounded bracts cup inconspicuous yellow flowers. Pink, yellow, white, salmon, and orange cultivars have also been developed. Crown-of-thorns tolerates salt spray and salty soil in moderation. It prefers full sun and well-drained sandy soil but will grow in partial shade too. It will suffer from being over-fertilized or over-watered, so avoid planting it near sprinklers. Broken stems and leaves exude a milky sap that can be irritating to the skin if contacted or poisonous if ingested. The fruit, which rarely forms in Florida, splits open when ripe. Sources: Florida Landscape Plants by John V. Watkins and Thomas J. Sheehan, iifas.ufl.edu, floridasnature.com, and floridata.com. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Crown-of-thorns thrives in dry sunny conditions photos by Gerri Reaves Bright red bracts and tiny flowers top the succulents thorny stems Chemistry Class Grows Rooftop Organic GardenTake a look out on the secondfloor balcony of the Allen & Marla Weiss Health Sciences Hall at the Edison State College Collier Campus, and you might find something surprising an organic garden. The garden was started by Edison State College Chemistry Professor Dr. Lisa McGarity and her organic chemistry students. Each year, the class builds its own garden, picking which plants, fruits and vegetables to grow. The students choose what theyd like to plant, said Dr. McGarity. We try different plants each year, and we often find that some plants grow better than others. One of the favorites though is peppers. Some studies have shown that theres a chemical in hot peppers that creates a trigger to kill cancer cells, so this always seems to appeal to the students. Naples Botanical Garden and Lowes Home Improvement helped by donating flowers and a decorative fountain. So, what exactly is organic gardening? Organic gardening is simply gardening without the use of fertilizer and pesticides, said Blandine Saintvil, organic chemistry student. Instead of fertilizer, we use chicken poop. Everything seems to grow faster and just tastes better. Plus, it holds water really well, so you only have to water it once a week. This years class took the project one step further and created a book to highlight what theyve grown in the garden. Each entry features a picture and details the characteristics of each plant, its scientific name and origins, how it grows best, and even its vitamin content. The book is kept near the garden, so students and visitors have a guide to follow. The students favorite part of the project is the end of each the growing season, Dr. McGarity said. They get to harvest all of the vegetables and make a tasty salsa. To learn more about organic gardening, visit the 6th annual GreenFest Expo, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, March 22, at the Collier Campus, 7007 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples. Blandine Saintvil gives out samples of organic salsa during the Edison State College Collier Campus GreenFest Student Days event The organic garden grows on the second-floor balcony of the Allen & Marla Weiss Health Sciences Hall at the Edison State College Collier Campus


15 THE RIVER MARCH 28, 2014 From page 1Davis Art Center Restorationfor getting the upper floors through plan review and permitting with the City Building and Fire Departments as well as the Historical Review Commission. The aluminum staircase was custom fabricated and assembled by Valentines Glass and Metal. We are humbled to be a part of this project. Our company has something downtown that will hopefully be there when my grandkids are here, owner Greg Valentine said. It is exciting to be able to look at the stairs at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center or the railing in the Fort Myers River District and know Valentines Glass & Metal did the job. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center sits on property once home to the original fort of Fort Myers. In 1933, the 23,000-square-foot building opened as a U.S. Post Office and was converted into a federal courthouse in the 1960s. Eventually, it was vacated in 1998 after a new courthouse was built nearby. The vacant building suffered deterioration from water infiltration adding to great wear from public use and deferred maintenance while it was serving the community. Previous restoration of the Art Center has included stabilization of the building, a complete asbestos and mold abatement, and the installation a new roof, as well as restoration and conversion of the first floor into multipurpose gallery and performance space, and restoration of the elevator. Phase III is supported by a Cultural Facilities grant from the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs. Highlights of this phase of construction include the recently completed restoration of the ceilings in the east and west lobbies, the new four-story exterior emergency egress stair tower, a catering kitchen, an artists lounge and dressing area on the mezzanine floor, and a new gallery, classrooms, and administrative offices on the second floor. Inside on the ground level, continued on page 18 The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Centers completed ceiling The front facade of the building at night with lights Stairs being installed CAPTIVA CRUISES Introduces Two New Exciting Cruises Adventure Sailing Expedition A partnership between Captiva Cruises and the Bailey Mathews Shell Museum. Come aboard the Adventure, our 24-passenger sailing catamaran for an unforgettable island expedition. Passengers enjoy a Zodiac boat ride to the island, a naturalist guided shelling adventure, tropical island lunch and a fun sail back to Captiva. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Friday & Saturdays 10 AM 2 PM Adults $100 / Child $75 (Plus tax) Historic Cruise to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates Come aboard the Santiva, our 49-passenger power catama ran. Cruise the Captiva & Sanibel coastline and learn about the conservation he ritage of these unique barrier islands. Enjoy dolphin and wildlife sightings. Continue down the Caloosahatchee and learn the early history of Fort Myers. Passengers can enjoy lunch at the new and exciting Pinchers restaurant at the Marina at Edison Ford, followed by a private tour of the historic Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Wednesdays 10 AM 4 PM Adults $65 / Child $50 (Plus tax) For Reservations: 239-472-5300


THE RIVER MARCH 28, 201416 Alliance Accepting Summer Camp Scholarship ApplicationsThe Alliance for the Arts is now accepting scholarship applications for its award winning summer arts camp. Scholarships are awarded based on need for pre-K through 6th grade students. Submission of a formal application is required for a child to be considered for a full or partial scholarship. This is the 26th year the Alliance has offered the camp, which features nine themed weeks that engage kids in visual and performing arts in a fun and interactive environment. To download the scholarship application, or learn more about Summer Arts Camp at the Alliance, visit www. ArtInLee.org or call 939-2787. The Alliance for the Arts is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Campers performing Arts and crafts time Dance instruction Campers show off their synchronized moves Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Events CalendarMarvin Gralnicks Closing Party and Sonic Combine Concert is scheduled for Friday, March 28 with cocktails 7 p.m. and the show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Sonic Combine performs original progressive, electronic, acoustic, art music and sound timbres on metal sculptures, electronic instruments, world flutes and Theremin. Their abstract sound is not always musical, sometimes discordant, sometimes beautiful, often powerful, and always evocative. Sonic Combine consists of long-time friends, Lawrence Voytek, Kat Epple and Laurence Getford. April Calendar Friday, April 4 Art Walk ArtPoems, free, 6 to 10 p.m. A collaboration which inspires 12 artists and 12 poets to create new work based on the exchange of one artwork and one poem by each participant. ArtPoems culminates in a stage performance incorporating art, poetry, music and dance. Created and produced by Lorraine Walker Williams with co-chair Joe Pacheco. Exhibit through April 25. Thursday, April 10 Connect Networking, second Thursday of every month with guest speakers, raffle prizes and appetizers, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; $6 general admission/$25 promotional table. April guest speaker, Kimberly Powers, topic, Recognizing the Hero within. Connect Networking is open to the community as a whole is a positive, encouraging and motivating gathering where people can get to know each other, expand business and personal relationships, and connect in their community. Friday, April 18 American Virtuosi Concert, tickets in advance $20, at the door $25. The American Virtuosi Chamber Concert, returning for a fifth season, will feature the music of the great masters combined with the talent of some of the worlds leading concert artists. The group includes violinists Peter Winograd and Caterina Szepes, cellist Andres Diaz, violist Jim Griffith and pianist Wendy Chen. Saturday, April 19 American Virtuosi Dinner, an evening of gourmet food, wine, and world-class entertainment with music from renowned classical musicians, including violinists Peter Winograd and Caterina Szepes; cellist Andres Diaz; violist and CEO of the Davis Art Center, Jim Griffith; and pianist Wendy Chen. Tickets, $125 Thursday, April 24 Art & Poetry Networking, fourth Thursday of every month, 8 p.m. $10 admission. This monthly event showcases the best art and poetry Southwest Florida has to offer. All mediums of art are represented as well as all forms of poetry and prose. Music, spoken word, prose, paintings, mixed media and crafts are all highlighted during the events. Attendees have a chance to network with other likeminded people and expand the reach of the artistic community. Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is at 2301 First Street, Fort Myers, phone 333-1933 or visit www.sbdac.com. From page 9Fort Myers FareNervous 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. More Than 30 Artists Taking Part In Spring AffairAlliance for the Arts and Bell Tower Shops are partnering for 3rd annual Spring Art Affair on Saturday, March 29. More than 30 artists will present their work at the Bell Tower Shops. The free outdoor art fair features a wide variety of mediums, including oil, acrylic and mixed media painting, photography, custom jewelry, furniture and hand woven baskets. Participating local artists include Art by Kids with Cancer, Jane Baker, Ademir Borges, Maureen Compagnoni, Sherry Diaz, DLynne Designs, Eaton Designs, Zdenka Fiala, Lucia Garcia, Katie Gardenia, Larry Garland, Mario Gonzalez, Victoria Hubacz, KB Spirit Designs, Kathy Kuser, Ernie Maier, Me and Mathilda, Sherry Moesch, Glory Mooberry, Michael Moukios, Carmen Munoz, Kelly Muselman, Douglas Patterson, Terry Stone, Stanley Timson, Andrea Trank, Chris Young and Vilela Jewels and Art. Artists will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Live music will be provided by Patchouli Duo. Visit ArtInLee.org or call 939-2787 to learn more. NERVOUS NELLIES CRAZY WATERFRONT EATERY




THE RIVER MARCH 28, 201418 April At Fort Myers Regional LibraryThe following activities are free to the public at Fort Myers Regional Library: ADULTS Introduction to Huck Embroidery 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 1 Meeting Room CD Learn about huck embroidery and try this traditional craft. All materials supplied. Registration is required. Cards for Mothers Day and More 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 15 Meeting Room CD Make general purpose and Mothers Day cards. Try new techniques and take home cards to send. All materials supplied. Registration is required. How to Apply for a Habitat for Humanity Home 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 17 Meeting Room A Habitat for Humanity representative Tanya Soholt will offer instructions and information on applying for affordable housing through the Habitat program. Rules of the [Investing] Road 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 Meeting Room A This program explores how to move toward financial goals with 10 Rules of the Road to investing. These rules will help attendees learn the fundamental concepts of investing and potential strategies to help build wealth. DNA: The Latest Advances in DNA and Genetic Genealogy 9: 30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26 Meeting Room A Speakers: Kathleen Callanan, professional genealogist, Lee County Genealogical Society, and Bryan L. Mulcahy, reference librarian, Fort Myers This seminar will focus on examining the latest advances in DNA and genetic genealogy with discussion of new tools for analyzing autosomal DNA, how to interpret the results and some of the new tests that have been developed in the last 12 months that are specific to one company or the other. FAMILY Toddler Storytime 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, April 1, 15, 29 Children two years old and their caregivers participate in song, fingerplays and short stories. The success of this age group depends on adult participation and encouragement. Toddler storytime lasts approximately 30 minutes. Baby-Parent Rhyme Time 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, April 10, 17 Rhymes and songs for infants, up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce rhyming and movement to infants. Registration is required. CHILDREN Money Smart Week for Kids 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 The library will help kids save by creating a piggy bank and gathering up loose change to start saving for the future. Registration is required. Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, April 9, 23 Preschoolers (ages three to five) attend independently while parents or caregivers wait nearby in the library building. This storytime includes activities that require more participation and a longer attention span. Each preschool storytime lasts about 30 minutes. Wacky Wednesday: Poetry Break 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 Zany poems from such poets as Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein brought to life with puppets and props. TEENS Teen Poetry Art 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 For National Poetry Month teens write, decorate and share favorite poems. No registration is required. Teen Jewelry Making 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 A free program to make a unique bracelet using various bead to keep or give to a friend. All supplies are provided. Space is limited so registration is required. Online sign-up available. The Fort Myers Regional is located at 2450 First Street in Fort Myers. Adult programs are held in the meeting room building located across the library campus at 1651 Lee Street. For more information about a program or to register, call 533-4600. A sign language interpreter is available with 5 business days notice to library staff. Spiny Lobster Season ClosesThe spiny lobster recreational and commercial season closes to harvest in state and federal waters starting April 1 and will reopen August 6. The two-day recreational sport season is the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday of July, which this year is July 30 and 31. From page 6Visitors Celebrate Annual FestivalsThis popular event draws visitors from all over the world as they join local residents to celebrate the season. Three miles of luminary candles line Periwinkle Way from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Sanibel Island on December 5 and December 6 on Captiva Island. Businesses are decorated for the holidays with 2,000 candles illuminating the island pathways, storefronts and homes. Call 472-1080 or visit www. sanibel-captiva.org for more details. Holiday Nights at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates Edison & Ford Holiday Nights at the Estates reflect the many contributions of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and their families. Discover the fun of a bygone era and make this a holiday tradition for your family. It was chosen by the editors of 10 Best for USA Today as one of the Historic Homes for the Holidays, which also included The White House, Mount Vernon, Monticello and the Biltmore in North Carolina. The event is a must see holiday tradition in Southwest Florida. During the holidays, the homes and gardens of Thomas and Mina Edison and Henry and Clara Ford are seasonally decorated and visitors have the option of a self-guided tour or a guided tour with a historian. Holiday Nights includes evening entertainment by school and community groups, book signings and appearances by artists, plus the Childrens Tree Trail, a forest of trees. See www.edisonfordwinterestates.org for admission and details. Captiva Holiday Village Joyful sights and sounds will fill the beaches, bays and lanes of this quaint and cozy village throughout the month of December. Packed with holiday activities for everyone in the family, this event includes nightly entertainment, tree lightings, Junkanoo Parade, Santa visits, decorated boat and golf cart parades, musical performances, fireworks and much more. Check out www.captivaholidayvillage.com for details and a complete schedule. The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel in Southwest Florida includes Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, Fort Myers Beach, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Estero, Cape Coral, Pine Island, Boca Grande & Outer islands, North Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres. From page 15Davis Art Center Restorationautomatic entry doors to the Sheppard & Woolslair Lobby handicap ramp will be installed. Additionally, the east lobby will open an auxiliary ticket booth and a new ADA-compliant restroom. The Art Center is proud to announce that the east lobby has been named the Barfield-Bremner Lobby, given by Eunice Bremner and Alexandra Bremner in honor of Berne Davis 100th birthday. On the upper floor, the new Capital Gallery is being transformed from a series of dreary mid-60s government offices into a multipurpose space able to be used for exhibits, visual and performing arts education, recitals, plays and other group events. Theatrical and gallery lighting, along with new quartz flooring to complement the original marble and terrazzo, is being installed. Two new classroom spaces, one designated for a music and film production studio, and the other for visual arts education, along with new offices and two historic bathrooms are also located on the upper floor. Phase III is slated for completion this spring. Phase IV, for the new Rooftop Reception area and Sculpture Garden, will begin immediately after completion of Phase III. This plan also includes design of a two-level rooftop with an elevator landing and a star bar. One level will feature an outdoor sculpture garden and the other will serve as a reception area. Kingsley-Parker Construction is the general contractor orchestrating the completion of the final phases of construction. In 2003, Florida Arts, Inc., the operator of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, acquired a 99-year lease on the building from the City of Fort Myers. They agreed to meld the past with the future by restoring the building to its original magnificence and creating a modern, multi-purpose arts facility. Through grant funding and private donations, including a lead gift from the buildings namesakes Sidney & Berne Davis, nearly 10,000 square feet of the building has been restored to date which continuously provides world-class arts programming to the community. Upon completion, the 23,000-square-foot Davis Art Center will be one of the largest multidisciplinary cultural arts facilities in Southwest Florida. For more information about the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, call 333-1933 or visit www.sbdac.com. Spring Fashion Show At Shell PointShell Point Retirement Community will hold a Wild About Style community fashion show and luncheon on Friday, March 28 at noon. Guests will have lunch while previewing the latest spring and summer fashions from Bell Tower Shops, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Brodeur Carvell, Talbots, Chicos, Cache, Drapers and Damons, Patchington, Francescas, Trader Ricks and Eyetopian Optical. Tickets are $35 and must be purchased in advance by calling 454-2249. Each guest will receive a gift bag as well as the opportunity to win door prizes. Proceeds will benefit Shell Points Memory Care Center. Located in the Larsen Pavilion, the center serves Shell Point residents and members of the surrounding community who have memory loss and dementia from Alzheimers and other brain diseases. The fashion show will be held in the auditorium located on The Island at Shell Point, located just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. 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19 THE RIVER MARCH 28, 2014 First Day Of School For PACE At New BuildingThe students of the PACE Center For Girls in Lee County started a new adventure on March 24 at their new facility the L. Gail Markham PACE Center For Girls, located at 3800 Evans Avenue in Fort Myers. At 9:45 a.m. Monday morning, the PACE Girls arrived by bus to a school they had never seen, with teachers and staff they know and love. We all choke up at the thought of seeing the excitement on the girls faces as they walk off the bus and see their new school for the first time, said Meg M. Geltner, executive director.It is truly a dream come true. The new school adds an additional 4,500 square feet, which is a 50 percent increase of space since opening their doors in 2007. At 15,000 square feet, the facility has designated space for a library, a full science lab and a computer lab where the PACE Girls can access credit retrieval programs. In addition, there is a room dedicated to housing donations for the girls, an after school activity room and a full sized cafeteria with a serving kitchen. The school will also now have a bell system for switching classes, something PACE has never had in the past. Sandy Stilwell, PACE board chair, remarked, This is such a better learning environment for the girls. They will be proud to call this building theirs and hopefully it will motivate them to work even harder and better themselves to the fullest extent. They deserve this. Based on their outcomes, the PACE Girls really do deserve this. In 2012-13, three years after completing the PACE program, 96 percent of girls had no further involvement with the Juvenile Justice system, 85 percent of girls improved their academics and were placed in appropriate academic settings and 80 percent were employed or in school six months after leaving. For more information about the L. Gail Markham PACE Center For Girls building and the Dream BIG Capital Campaign, visit www.pacecenter.org/lee or call 560-8617. Naming opportunities are still available. LCEC Makes New Award To CROW LCEC is giving a $4,450 environmental funding award to CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) to help save wildlife through care, education, and collaboration. CROW is the first organization to receive LCECs newly established environmental funding award. To apply for this award, organizations can email pr@lcec.net to receive an application. The deadline for 2014 award applications is September 1. Interested organizations must meet certain criteria to be considered, including being located within LCEC service territory, funding utilized for projects/programs related to the environment and the utility industry, and having a demonstrated need for funds. 2014 staff of the PACE Center For Girls in Fort Myers Gina and Alexis 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 Restaurant


THE RIVER MARCH 28, 201420 Managing The Flow Of Minor League Players From One Team To Another Is A Never-Ending Jobby Ed FrankCan you imagine a job where you made 167 last-minute travel arrangements, hotel reservations and in some cases even lined up doctors and nurses all in less than six months? That was the responsibility last season for Kate Townley, senior manager of Minor League Administration for the Minnesota Twins. But first lets set the scene how this multi-faceted job comes about every baseball season. On most days at the Minnesota Twins minor league facility at the Lee County Sports Complex, upwards of 150 ball players are participating in Spring Training spread out over several baseball diamonds. In a few days, most will be assigned to the Twins six minor league teams as the regular season starts next week for the four upper-level teams: Triple A Rochester, Double A New Britain, High A Fort Myers and Low A Cedar Rapids. The 60-game schedule for the two rookie-level teams, Elizabethton and the Gulf Coast League Twins, begins in June. But did you ever consider the complexity and the logistics of managing the constant up and down flow of these players throughout the season as the result of promotions, demotions and injuries? In addition, players often are called up and sent down by the major league club throughout the long season? Last year, according to Brad Steil, the Twins director of minor league operations, there were 167 moves a much higher number than in the past as the result of an unusual raft of injuries. What most dont understand, when a player is promoted to the major league club or moved back to the minors, it could have a ripple effect on five other teams, Steil said. This is the result of 25-player limits for the four higher minor league teams and 30-player limits for the rookie teams. So thats the scenario for Kate Townleys job one she has managed for nine years. When a player is moved from one team to another, he is expected in most cases to be with his new club the next day. Its my responsibility to find the best flight, to find the best hotel values and even taxi arrangements, she said. The 167 moves last season included 12 surgeries for injured players. Some surgeries were performed here in Fort Myers and some in Minnesota. There even were situations where doctors and nurses accompanied injured players on flights. Maybe now readers will begin to grasp the mine-boggling, constant responsibilities for the friendly Kate Townley. Her job, however, is not limited to the baseball season itself. She manages transportation home for players and staff and is involved the often-complicated, red-tape business of visas and passports for foreign players. Local baseball fans who follow the Fort Myers Miracle team are familiar with the season-long flow of players in and out of the team throughout every season. Every move, however, results in fast-action logistics for Townley. Miracle Home Opener Next Saturday The 2014 season for the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team opens next Thursday when the team travels to Jupiter. The home opener is Saturday at Hammond Stadium at 6:05 p.m. when the Miracle hosts Jupiter. Returning for his second year as Miracle manager is Doug Mientkiewicz who guided the team to a 79-56 record in his first year, including a division championship in the seasons first-half. In next weeks paper, we will review the teams season-opening roster. Everblades Nine-Game Home Stand to Decide Playoff Hopes In their 14-year franchise history, the Florida Everblades have never failed to reach the post-season playoffs. The final nine games of the 2013-14 regular season will decide whether that record will stay intact. The Everblades began the week two points behind eighth-place Fort Wayne. Only the top eight teams in the ECHL Eastern Conference qualify for the leagues Kelly Cup Playoffs. The local hockey team does have the advantage of playing their final nine games on home ice at Germain Arena. The home stand began Wednesday night against Evansville and will continue this weekend with Friday and Saturday night games against Cincinnati. Kate Townley Final 2014 Spring Training Home SchedulesMinnesota Twins Hammond Stadium Friday, March 28 Boston Red Sox, 1:05 p.m. Boston Red Sox jetBlue Stadium Thursday, March 27 Minnesota Twins, 7:05 p.m. Saturday, March 29 Minnesota Twins, 1:05 p.m. From page 1LEAD ConferenceAlthough this first place win was a highlight, there was so much more to this trip. We navigated the city by Metro, took a private night tour of the monuments, walked across the Potomac, lunched in Union Station, visited Senator Marco Rubios office in the Capitol and were treated to a personal tour which included sitting in the House of Representatives and the Capitol building. Students were even able to meet former BVHS students, Nicholas West and Bruce Waddell, who both work for representatives on the Hill, said Mary Dakin, NHS moderator. The trip was made possible through fund-raising and the generosity of the schools National Honor Society, Student Government Association and the Luceat Yearbook Club. These contributors provided students with incredible opportunities to extend beyond traditional classroom lectures, giving them the ability to touch history first-hand. The trip culminated with a visit to Arlington National Cemetery, where students witnessed the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Student Kevin Leddy shared, The entire place seemed so interesting to me, even though it was simply a graveyard. It felt like more than that... it felt as if I was standing and looking at the remains of history. Andrew Bretton echoed Kevins sentiments. This ceremony was the most astonishing thing I saw on the trip. It was more impressive than any architecture, painting or national treasure in the city. All in all, the students achieved incredible success both in the competition and in their experiences traveling around the city. Senior leader Allison Oliva summed up the trip with, I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. In the course of this trip, I had the chance to meet leaders from other schools all over the country and learn from and about their experiences.


21 THE RIVER MARCH 28, 2014 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My high school son says hes bored all the time in school. His grades are still pretty good but Im concerned about him. What can I do? Jennifer C., Fort Myers Jennifer, Boredom is a big issue for high school students. Here is some background on the topic. According to a recent Gallup poll that asked American teenagers to choose three words that best described their typical feelings in school from a list of 14 adjectives, bored was chosen most often by one out of every two students. Tired came in second, chosen by 42 percent of teenagers surveyed. Boredom is a global issue as well. Across 32 countries, nearly half of 15-yearolds said they often felt bored at school according to a 2000 OECD survey. Ireland did worst of all, with 67 percent of teenagers reporting frequent boredom, compared to 61 percent in the U.S. Boredom is not healthy. It is related to depression, poor grades, substance abuse, hopelessness, and loneliness. In one survey of 467 recent high school dropouts, nearly half said boredom was a major factor in their decision to quit school. There is a new phenomenon going on now with students and boredom according to a recent report. Students are coping with it digitally. Just look at a realtime map of bored-in-school Twitter realtime graph to see how many are tweeting about being bored at school. Students are now tweeting about their boredom in huge numbers. Students appeared to be bored most often around 10 or 11 a.m., Eastern Time in America. By then, schools are in-session all over the country, and the Tweets explode. Some kids are complaining but most just want a response from anyone so they can engage in some type of interaction. While not all schools permit digital devices, there are so many ways kids get around this rule. Many more teachers and schools have decided to allow the devices with some limitations, since smart phones can hypothetically be used for research and since comprehensive bans are so arduous to enforce. According to Amanda Ripley, a writer for the New Republic, there is very little research on boredom; its not a topic that has been well investigated. What we do know more about is how to engage kids in learning. And right now that should be the focus. Studies tell us that the way to engage students in their learning is to make the work relevant to their lives. There are many examples of good teachers who do just that. Im sure you can think back to a time when your son was highly engaged with a school project or class and much of that was due to the teachers skills of presenting and reinforcing the material is a creative and relevant manner. It might be time to take a closer look at what your son is studying. Is his boredom in every class or just a few? Is he taking the correct classes to help him meet future goals? Are the classes too easy or maybe too difficult? Does he have the prerequisite skills to accomplish the class work? Maybe he is just trying to fit in with the crowd by saying hes bored. If he does reveal that a particular class is just deadly for him, talk about it. See if you can help him understand the how the course work relates to his life right now. This isnt a one-time lecture from you but an ongoing conversation where you and he can really dig in and get more insight into your sons interests and needs. It may be hard to start this conversation but over time both you and he will appreciate the insights you discover. Greggs is adjunct faculty member 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. Fundraiser For Local Youth CenterAMIkids Southwest Florida has launched its Raise the Roof campaign to raise the dollars needed to replace their roof and fire alarm system. The building is more than 20 years old. To continue to provide a safe and successful learning environment for troubled youth in Lee County, AMIkids is asking for donations from the community to help achieve its goals. Our goal is to raise $50,000, said Windye McNeal, executive director of AMIkids Southwest Florida. This will allow us to replace the roof which needs to be completed before the rainy season, and to upgrade our fire alarm system so that the school remains up to code. To make a donation, send to: AMIkids Southwest Florida, 1190 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 before August 31. To learn more about the mission of the organization, call 7659696 or visit www.amikidssouthwestflorida.org. Financial FocusMillennials Must Plan For Short And Long Term by Jennifer BaseyIf youre one of the millennials the generation that began in the early 1980s you are still in the early stages of your career. Retirement must seem like a long way off, yet its never too soon to start planning for it. At the same time, though, you may also have shorter-term goals. Can you make progress toward your near-term and long-term objectives at the same time? Yes, you can, but youll need to match your shortand long-term goals with the appropriate savings and investment vehicles. For example, one of your most important short-term goals may be purchasing a house, so youll need to accumulate a certain amount of money by a certain time perhaps in three to five years. Therefore, you wont want to risk your down payment on an investment whose price will fluctuate and whose value may be down just when you need the money. Consequently, you may want to look for a shorter-term investment whose objective is preservation of principal. Typically, with these types of vehicles, the shorter the term, the lower the interest rate, but since your goal is basically to have a certain amount of money available at a certain time, you might be less interested in what return youll get on this particular investment, as opposed to the return you might hope for from other, longer-term vehicles. In fact, while you are saving for a down payment on your home, or for other short-term goals, you also need to be thinking long term that is, you need to save as much as you can for your eventual retirement. Since you are still in the early stages of your working life, you have an enormous asset going for you: time. By starting to save for retirement now, you have more time to save than you would if you waited another decade or so. Plus, since you have so many years to go until you retire, you can afford to put a reasonable percentage of your investment dollars into growth-oriented instruments, such as stocks or stock-based investments. They may carry more risk, including the risk of losing principal, but they also offer greater reward potential than, say, fixedincome vehicles such as bonds. And holding growth investments for the long term can help you look beyond short-term volatility.continued on page 22 ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716 ? Singh Achieves High HonorsYuvraj Singh, a junior from Miromar Lakes, was recently named to the High Honor Roll for the winter term at The Loomis Chaffee School in W indsor, Connecticut.


THE RIVER MARCH 28, 201422 From page 21MillennialsYou can start a long-term investment program by investing in your 401(k) or other retirement plan offered by your employer. These plans usually offer a variety of investment options, including several growth-oriented accounts. Plus, any earnings are typically tax-deferred, which means your money could grow faster than if it were placed in an investment on which you paid taxes every year. So try to take full advantage of your employers plan. At a minimum, contribute enough to earn a match, if one is offered. Then, every time your salary goes up, boost your contributions. With discipline and perseverance, you can move toward both your distant and imminent goals. And thats the long and the short of it. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Award Winning Dramedy At Florida Repby Di SaggauThe Pulitzer and Tony awardwinning play Clybourne Park is now playing at Florida Repertory Theatre, and its a crowd-pleaser in a totally different way. Its a biting satire about race, attitudes and emotions. The play first picks up in 1959 Chicago, in a home where the sellers are preparing to move out. There are boxes everywhere. Russ (Larry John Meyers) and Bev (Carrie Lund) have sold their home to an African-American family. Karl (Greg Longenhagen) and his very pregnant and deaf wife Betsy (Rachel Burttram) arrive uninvited. Karl represents the neighborhood association and he is vehemently against the sale. The unconscious racism and assumptions about social behavior and human relationships is shocking to todays ears even though we realize that these attitudes still persist. Bev and Russ are moving because of the memories associated with the house. Their son, a Korean War veteran, committed suicide after it became known that he had killed civilians in the field of battle. The trauma of their loss makes it impossible, especially for Russ, to go along with the hypocrisies of everyday social life. His seething resentment has turned his wife into a nervous wreck. He lashes out at the earnest clergyman (Jason Parrish) sent to give him counsel. He almost gets into a fight with Albert (Ethan Henry) husband of Francine (Makeba Pace) their housekeeper, who is tired of Bevs patronizing. His tirade at the end of the first act directed at Karl brings instant applause from the audience and is repeated when Francine stands up for herself. The language is definitely for adults only. During intermission it is fascinating to watch the stage hands deconstruct the set into a home with graffiti filled walls, empty beer bottles and broken windows. Act two flashes forward to 2009 in the same house with related characters. The area has spent decades in decay due to rapid white flight. An evolution has taken place that represents an improvement without much substantive change. The cast takes on new personas as a white professional couple is about to tear down the old house and rebuild. Neighbors want to preserve the areas traditional architectural character. A meeting deteriorates into a mess of prickly, righteous attitudes that prove there still remains no polite way to discuss racial issues. Playwright Bruce Norris seems to have great fun with his double casting, and parallel situations between the two supposedly different acts. Offensive and vulgar jokes enter the dialogue giving the audience a lot of laughs but ones that carry real hurt. Both acts start out slow and then build into a barrage of fast and furious dialogue. The play is performed by a crackerjack cast that walks a tightrope between comic stereotypes and fleshed out dramatic characters. Its a theatrical pleasure to watch it unfold. Keep in mind, the house is the one the African American Younger family is heading to at the end of Lorraine Hansberrys A Raisin in the Sun. The play is a riff on the classic tale. Clybourne Park plays through April 9 at Florida Repertory Theatre, in the Historic Arcade Theatre on Bay Street between Jackson and Hendry streets in Fort Myers. For tickets call 332-4488 or go online at floridarep.org. Ethan Henry, Makeba Pace, Carrie Lund and Greg Longenhagen An Affair To Remember At The Lab Theaterby Di SaggauBefore the stage lights go on for The Graduate, now showing at Laboratory Theater of Florida, we hear someone breathing hard. On go the lights and its Benjamin Braddock (Jonathan Best) trying out his new scuba diving suit and tank, a gift from his parents. The heavy breathing that goes on later in the show is another type entirely. Benjamin doest want to join his parents party downstairs; he rejects their materialism saying, We are all grotesque. Mrs. Robinson (Sandy Porter) comes upstairs for a visit. She steps into his bathroom and when she steps out she is nude. Its good that this scene comes early in the play because it then allows the audience to settle down and focus on the story. Most of us remember it from the movie starring Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman. Benjamin is an aimless young man trying to get away from his privileged upbringing, but he has no idea how to go about it. He soon becomes involved in an affair with Mrs. Robinson, the bitter alcoholic wife of his fathers best friend. Their scenes together are the best in the show as we watch the middle-age vixen toy with her younger prey. He enjoys his trysts until he falls in love with Mrs. Robinsons daughter Elaine (Shannon Riley.) Then things get complicated. Best brings a likable charm to the otherwise annoying and self-absorbed Benjamin. Porter delivers her sardonic quotes and many zingers like a wicked witch who is out for revenge. In strong supporting roles are Rob Green as Mr. Robinson, along with David Kensler and Mary Powell as Benjamins parents. Brenda Kensler is a riot as an aging stripper who for some reason decides to invade the scene of Benjamins and Elaines first date. Ken Ruisi handles three small roles quite well. I enjoyed the play, which like the film, is based on Charles Webbs original 1962 novel. The play includes a few scenes not seen in the movie but it basically tells the same tale. Its slick and stylish and provides plenty of laughs. Thanks to director Lois C. Kuehne the look and feel of the play is delicious and the actors move beautifully from comic timing to heartfelt anger. The Graduate, a play adapted by Terry Johnson, has been enjoying a great revival with leads like Kathleen Turner, Lorraine Bracco, Jerry Hall and now we can add Sandy Porter to that list. It runs through April 5 at Laboratory Theater of Florida, located 1634 Woodford Avenue in downtown Fort Myers. For tickets visit www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com or call 218-0481. Jonathan Best as Benjamin Braddock To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


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deaRPharmacistSix Tips That Could Save Your Lifeby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I take four different medications now. Lately, Ive had stomach pain, insomnia, headaches and dizziness. I am sure its related to my medicine. What should I do, stop everything? LE, Seattle, Washington While I do believe in drug holidays I dont think you should ever undertake those without your physicians approval and supervision. If you stop certain medications suddenly that are supposed to be weaned off slowly, it could cause seizures or major withdrawal problems. If youre fed up and insist on stopping everything, you must do it properly, and with supervision by your doctors. When beginning a medication or new dietary supplement, its ideal to keep a little notepad handy, an app, or a computer document to track progress. Doing this allows you to pinpoint which medication triggers a side-effect. I believe all side-effects are caused by the drug nutrient depletion, something I call the drug mugger effect. Unfortunately the sideeffects are often misdiagnosed and labeled a symptom thus giving you some new disease. By restoring nutrients stolen by your medicine, you can avoid these new symptoms. Thats important, because nutrient deficiencies look just like diseases. For example, a diagnosis of restless legs syndrome could be tied to your cholesterol medicine stealing vitamin D and CoQ10. Your depression diagnosis may just be related to your acid blocker, which suppresses your ability to make neurotransmitters by mugging your body of probiotics and methylcobalamin (a form of B12). Ive been a pharmacist for 24 years, so here are some of my ninja secrets to help you minimize side-effects and interactions: Go to the same pharmacy each time. There is a computer record of your medication profile that automatically screens for interactions. If you chase coupons and stray, the new pharmacy will not have the rest of your medication profile and youre more apt to experience an interaction. Take your medication at the same time each day. If you take your blood pressure pill at different times of the day, you will experience more highs and lows in your blood stream, and the swinging blood levels cause dizziness, nausea and faintness. Consider the drug mugging effect. If you take one or two medications, and suddenly need more medications for brand new symptoms, its probably related to drug number 1 or 2 ripping you off! You have to fix the nutrient depletions, not layer on more medications. Dont drink coffee with stimulants. Theres an additive effect of caffeine with certain drugs like Provigil, Adderall, Concerta and Ritalin. Avoid the stimulants. Dont drink alcohol with sedatives. Theres an enhanced effect on your nervous system, and the alcohol can make your medicine work much stronger causing your breathing to stop completely. Its bad news to combine drugs that all depress your nervous system. Ask both your doctor and pharmacist point blank, Will this new medication interact with anything Im taking. This is particularly important if you go to more than one physician. This information is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose your condition. Suzy Cohen is the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and is a registered pharmacist. To contact her, visit www. dearpharmacist.com. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, I was patiently waiting for the lab results from lab test I recently had. Finally the doctors nurse called with the results. She stumbled over the numbers and then said she could not read the doctors writing. Then said, I think it says that you are to continue to watch your diet, and come back in six months for more tests. It was pointless for me to ask to have the doctor call because he does not make phone calls to patients but he does take Medicare so I will have to stay with him. Does that tell me something? And what do you think? Maryanne Dear Maryanne, I know it is hard being a patient. It is also very hard being a health care provider. I am confident that most health care providers go to work wanting to provide the best care possible but, because of policies and procedures to meet legal, insurance and business demands, it is difficult to provide the care we wish we could. I am not suggesting that anyone stand for poor care. I am suggesting that patients try to work with providers, understand that while one patient believes their concerns are the most important and must be answered immediately; there are 500 patients who feel the exact same way. Pryce Dear Maryanne, I have experienced many similar problems and it is very annoying and frustrating. Unfortunately this seems to be the direction that modern medicine is going. Government regulations, insurance companies and the legal system have made it extraordinarily difficult for medical offices to function the way they did in the past. Regulations first, the patient second. Lizzie Dear Mom & Me, While scanning the net the other day I read about Bubba, and thought you might find this interesting and entertaining. Bubba walked into a doctors office and the receptionist asked him what he had. Bubba said shingles. so she wrote down his name, address and medical insurance number and told him to have a seat. Fifteen minutes later a nurses aid came out and asked Bubba what he had and Bubba said shingles. So she wrote down his height, weight a complete medical history and told him to wait in the examining room. A half an hour later a nurse came in and asked Bubba what he had. Bubba said shingles. The nurse gave Bubba a blood test, a blood pressure test and an electrocardiogram, and told him to take off all his clothes and wait for the doctor. An hour later the doctor came in and asked Bubba what he had. Bubba said shingles. The doctor asked where? Bubba said outside on the truck, where do you want them? Lizzie Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Reservations: 239.437.3900 se habla espaol Visit us online at www.DrPrendiville.comLook Young AgainJoin us for a free facial rejuvenation seminar. Learn the advancements in facial rejuvenation from Southwest Floridas facial expert.Friday, April 11 at 11:30amSanibel Harbour 17260 Harbour Pointe Drive Fort Myers, FL 33908 Space Is Limited. Reserve your spot today!Stephen Prendiville, MDFellowship Trained & Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon FREE SEMINAR Ronald McDonald House FundraiserThe Red Shoe Society will host a fundraiser with the Florida Everblades on Saturday, April 5 benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of SW Florida. You can support this great cause while watching some hard hitting hockey action as the Everblades take on the Greenville Road Warriors. There will be a pre-game tailgate party, a hockey puck entrance giveaway and a chance to win some great prizes. Tickets are $20 and include an end zone ticket, pre-game tailgate access and a $10 donation to RMHC. The Red Shoe Society is a group of young professionals dedicated to supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida through fundraising, volunteerism and public awareness of its mission to improve the health and well-being of children and provide a home away from home for families of hospitalized children. 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My Stars FOR WEEK OF MARCH 31, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Putting yourself in someone elses shoes isnt easy for you. But if you do it, youll gain a better perspective of what you need to do to achieve your goals. Be open to new ideas. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) There are still some problems you might have to deal with before moving on to your next project. Its a good idea to accept help from those who share your objectives. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Its time to recognize the difference between those who are truly concerned for you and those who simply plan to use your good nature to their advantage. New ideas become increasingly attractive. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Depending on a promise made becoming a promise kept could be more than a mite unwise at this time. Its best to proceed on your own rather than wait for aid that might never arrive. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A recently revitalized relationship might not be quite what the Big Cat expected. But give yourself more time to deal with the changes. A little flexibility can go a long way. Good luck. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A major change could prompt more adjustments. Some of them might be difficult to deal with at first. But hang in there, and before you know it, youll be coasting to your next goal. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your sense of justice prompts you to speak out against an unfair situation, even if you seem to be the only one who feels that way. But you soon learn that many others agree with you. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Creating a fuss is not usually your style. But that doesnt mean you should tolerate an ill-mannered attitude. Speak up for yourself, and youll earn the respect of others. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You might have a few loose ends to tie up before you can stamp your project as complete. But once thats done, you might want to celebrate with someone special in your life. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Disappointment darkens the Goats mood. But close friends rally to pull you through with words of encouragement. Use their confidence in you to rebuild your own self-esteem. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) An upcoming decision might be more difficult with inaccurate information. Best to recheck the data you have at hand right now to be sure it wont mislead you later. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) An offer you previously turned down might no longer be available. But if you do some checking around, you could find something else that would suit you just fine. BORN THIS WEEK: You believe in helping those who cannot help themselves. Although it embarrasses you, the fact is, people like you and tell you so. On March 31, 1776, future first lady Abigail Adams writes to her husband urging him to remember the ladies when drafting a new code of laws for the fledgling nation. Abigail pondered if and how the rights of women would be addressed in an American constitution. On April 4, 1841, only 31 days after assuming office, William Henry Harrison, the ninth president of the United States, dies at the White House. At his inauguration, Harrison declined to wear a jacket or hat and made a two-hour speech. Soon afterward, he developed pneumonia. On April 5, 1859, naturalist Charles Darwin sends his publishers the first three chapters of Origin of Species, which will become one of the most influential books ever published. Knowing the fates of scientists who had published radical theories and been ostracized or worse, Darwin had held off publishing his theory of natural selection for years. On April 1, 1924, Adolf Hitler is sentenced for his role in the Beer Hall Putsch of Nov. 8, 1923. He had been charged with high treason. Despite his conviction, he was out of jail before the end of the year, with his political position stronger than ever. On April 3, 1936, Richard Bruno Hauptmann, convicted in the kidnapping and murder of the 20-month-old son of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh, is executed by electrocution. In 1932, Charles Jr. was kidnapped from the nursery of the Lindbergh home. On April 2, 1979, the worlds first anthrax epidemic begins in Ekaterinburg, Russia (now Sverdlosk). Thirteen years later the epidemic was finally explained: Workers at a weapons plant had failed to replace a filter, causing a release of anthrax spores into the outside air. On April 6, 1950, a train plunges off a bridge into a rain-swollen river in Tangua, Brazil, killing 110 people. Days of torrential rains had undermined the bridges foundation, but there was no warning system to stop the train. The locomotive and five cars fell into the river. The remaining 17 cars somehow stayed on the tracks. It was nonviolent Indian activist Mahatma Gandhi who made the following sage observation: First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. Beloved childrens author Dr. Seuss had a hobby that few people were aware of: He collected hats. With the summer holidays approaching, you might want to keep in mind this tidbit: Every year, 75,000 stuffed animals are left behind in hotels. Be sure to check under the bed before you leave! It was long believed that a single piece of paper couldnt be folded more than seven times, but in 2002, high-schooler Britney Gallivan disproved that notion. She ordered a 4,000-foot-long roll of toilet paper and, along with her family, headed to a shopping mall to try to break the seven-fold limit. After seven hours, she and her family had succeeded in folding the paper 12 times, putting an end to the myth. Ancient Mayan warriors were known to throw hornets nests at each other in battle. At some point youve almost certainly heard a coward described as lily-livered, but did you ever wonder where that expression came from? It was once believed that the seat of courage in the human body was the liver; therefore, someone who was timid presumably lacked blood in the liver, causing that organ to become white. If youre like the average American, you spend 38 hours in traffic every year. If you live in Chicago, youre stuck for 46 hours. If youre unlucky enough to be driving in Los Angeles, youll be at the mercy of traffic for a whopping 72 hours every year. If you wish to make an apple pie truly from scratch, you must first invent the universe. -Carl Sagan THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. LITERATURE: Who wrote the poem The Charge of the Light Brigade? 2. TELEVISION: What was the skippers real name on Gilligans Island? 3. ADVERTISEMENTS: What product is advertised as the The Breakfast of Champions? 4. U.S. STATES: What time zone is the state of Oklahoma in? 5. LANGUAGE: What day of the week was named after the Roman god Jupiter? 6. SCIENCE: What does the symbol c stand for in physics? 7. GAMES: What is the length of a standard tennis court? 8. HISTORY: When did Yuri Gagarin become the first human to orbit the Earth? 9. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What does the Fujita Scale measure? 10. ETIQUETTE: When is it appropriate to fly the U.S. flag upside down? TRIVIA TEST 1. Lord Alfred Tennyson 2. Jonas Grumby 3. Wheaties cereal 4. Central 5. Thursday (Dies Jovis or Jupiter) 6. Speed of light (for celeritas, the Latin word for speed) 7. 78 feet 8. 1961 9. Tornado intensity 10. As a distress sign. ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER MARCH 28, 2014 SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 2013, Henry Blanco became the second major-league catcher to hit a grand slam at age 41 or older. Who was the first? 2. How many players were picked ahead of Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter in baseballs Amateur Draft in 1992? 3. In 2012, Frank Gore set a 49ers record with his 51st NFL career rushing touchdown. Who had held the record? 4. When was the last time before 2013 that the La Salle mens basketball team reached the NCAA Tournaments Sweet 16? 5. Wayne Gretzky is the all-time leader in NHL hat tricks (three-plus goals in a game) with 50, and Mario Lemieux is second (40). Who is third? 6. Notre Dames mens soccer team won the NCAA College Cup for the first time in 2013. How many times has Notre Dame won the College Cup in womens soccer? 7. Which of the major boxing title belts he has won has Floyd Mayweather Jr. defended the most times during his career? ANSWERS 1. Carlton Fisk was 43 when he did it for the Chicago White Sox in 1991. 2. Five players. 3. Roger Craig and Joe Perry. 4. It was 1955. 5. Mike Bossy, with 39. 6. Three times (1995, 2004, 2010). 7. He defended the WBC super featherweight title eight times.


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Zimmerman, Broker/OwnerServing The Islands Rental Needs Since 1975www.sanibelannualrentals.com RS 3/28 BM TFNGULF FRONT Fully Furnished 2/2 Condo. Pool/Tennis. $3,500/mo. GREAT DEAL NOW RENT TILL NOV. 1 RIGHT ACROSS FROM BEACH Furnished two BR/two baths. Pool/Tennis. Discounted $900/mo. 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. CAPTIVA BAY SIDE Ground Level 3/2 UF with pool. Beach and Bay access. $3,300/mo. ANNUAL RENTALThree bedroom, three full baths, elevated pool home, unfurnished. West end location, close to Bowmans Beach. Available June 1st, $2,600 per month which includes pool and landscaping. Call KC for more information, 239-470-1516. NS 3/28 CC 4/4 ANNUAL RENTAL WANTEDANNUAL OR LONG TERM SANIBEL RENTAL WANTEDCouple seeking 8-12 month rental house/ condo on Sanibel, preferably located on a quiet street on the north west side of the island, between Rabbit Road and Blind Pass. Rental to begin October 1, 2014. Non-smoking, no pets. Require 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, washer/dryer, internet & cable TV. Please contact Cynthia at goldenrun90@yahoo.com or call 508-654-3598.NS 3/14 CC TFN VACATION RENTAL Island VacationsOf Sanibel & CaptivaMillion $ Views Await You! Cottages Condos Homes Miles of Beaches & Bike Paths239-472-72771-888-451-7277RS 1/4 BM TFN LIGHTHOUSE REALTYPaul J. Morris, Broker VACATION RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & SALES 359 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 239-579-0511 RS 1/4 CC TFN 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 2014 Bright, Clean, Modern Call Bob 410-913-2234 tidewaterbob@comcast.netRS 2/28 CC TFN WATCH THE OCEAN FROM BEDSanibel Direct Gulf Front Panoramic View Big Luxury Lanai w/Glass Doors. 2B/2Ba. WIFI-Beach Items-3 Flat Screen TVs w/DVD Details & Photos: www.vrbo.com/192495 RS 3/28 CC 4/25 GARCIA REAL ESTATE AND CONSULTINGRICHARD J. GARCIA, GRI, BROKER239-472-5147garciaonsanibel.comOffering Personal, Private, and Professional Real Estate Services on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. 30 Year Resident of Sanibel. Licensed in Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. NS 3/7 CC 3/28 REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL RENTALRESTAURANT, BARHigh Visibility, up to 90 seat possible, San Carlos Blvd 2 min. to Fort Myers Beach, Boat access Plenty of parking. For Lease Information call 239-246-4716RR 1/17 NC TFN PRIME BUSINESS LOCATION 1640 Periwinkle Way, Unit 1. 850 sf. in Lime Tree Center. Large exterior sign & Periwinkle facing window. 239-472-2466RS 3/28 CC 3/28 PRIME OFFICE PRIME OFFICE space available for lease located in a key Periwinkle location. Approx. 800 sq. ft. w/private conference room, reception area, 2 private of ces & additional of ce space w/partial kitchen. Outstanding Opportunity, please call Wil at 239.472.2735 or email wil.rivait@sothebysrealty.com RS 3/28 CC 4/4 HOME WATCHSanisal Property Management Complete Home & Condo Service 24/7 Sanibel Residents-sanisal@comcast.net Call: Sally & Bob 239-565-7438 www.homewatchsanibel.comNS 1/17 CC 5/16 SERVICES OFFEREDS. FL LINE DANCEWith Robert Robitaille Line dance classes. 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CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29 THE RIVER MARCH 28, 2014TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED LOG ONTO IslandSunNews.com CLICK ON: PLACE CLASSIFIED 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 MARIOTI SUPREME CLEANINGResidential and janitorial services for Lee county including Sanibel & Captiva. We are proud to be an eco-friendly, green company. Call Natalie at 239-785-9688 or email marioti4@yahoo.com. NS 3/7 CC 3/28 SERVICES OFFEREDSCARNATO LAWN SERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 scarnatolawn@aol.comRS 1/25 BM TFN SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 1/4 BM TFN HELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC TFN ROGER NODRUFF ELECTRICLic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. Of ce & Store Maint.RS 6/7 CC TFN HOME/CONDO WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICESDorado Property Management Island Resident Licensed & Insured 24/7 www.doradoproperty.com Call Lisa or Bruce at 239-472-8875RS 3/21 CC TFN HELP WANTEDHousekeeping Inspector needed for Sanibel Vacation Rental Company. 40 hour week, bene ts. Saturdays mandatory. Must have reliable transportation. Call David L Schuldenfrei at 472-1613 or fax a resume to 427-7543 or email to DSchuldenfrei@VIPrealty.comNS 3/21 CC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for light general maintenance. Call (CHR) Community Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189.NS 11/1 NC TFN 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 FULL TIME HEAD CUSTODIANBene ts Tolls Paid Call Maureen at the Sanibel School 239 472-1617NS 3/21 NC TFN VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 1/4 NC TFN LOVE TO BEAD?PT sales, Tuesdays 11-5:15 p.m. Retail sales experience a must. Basic beading experience prefered. Fill out application in store. 1101 Periwinkle Way M Sat. 11 -5 p.m.NS 3/28 CC TFN HELP WANTEDFULL 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 HELP WANTEDThe Sanibel Bookshop is hiring for full and part time positions. If you have a love for books, strong customer skills, ability to multi task, and are team player. Apply to holliesbooks@aol.comNS 3/28 CC 3/28 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 229 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 1/31 NC TFN BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN BOAT STORAGESECURE INDOOR BOAT STORAGE FOR RENT10x12x30 GROUND LEVEL Dry Dock at Sanibel Harbor Yacht Club (Next to Sanibel Bridges) Unlimited In/Out Privileges 7 days/week. Complete Boat Wash/Engine ush after each use. Total use of club facilities (no dues.) (Restaurant, Marina Supplies & Boat Shop & Certi ed Mechanics & Repair Shop); showers, Fuel at Wholesale (gas & Diesel) Slip #157 Call Chad 239-222-4848 Call Phil 239-395-0407NS 3/21 CC 4/11 BOAT SLIP FOR RENTBay Drive Boat Slip Gulf Access. Summer or Winter or Year Round. 413-374-3995.NS 3/28 CC 4/18 AUTO FOR SALE1993 MAZDA MIATA CONVERTIBLEIsland car, garage kept, only 46,000 original miles! Hardtop included. $3,900. Car located on Captiva. 207.229.3214NS 3/21 CC 3/28 2007 HONDA ODYSSEYOriginal owner since purchase and only 25,000 miles. Kept in garage 6 mo/year but driven weekly. Power windows & doors and cloth interior. Seating for 8. Asking $13,000. Gently used. Call 1-413-668-8335NS 3/28 CC 4/4 AUTO STORAGE WANTEDSTORAGE WANTEDInside storage for 2 cars on Sanibel May 1 to November 1. Call 395-1178.NS 3/28 CC 3/28 LOST PETMISSING CATMissing adult male neutered black cat. answers to Sammy. Friendly and affectionate. Last seen in area of East Rocks subdivision. Call 239-395-0757 or cell 270-559-9079 or e-mail ckcarolyn@comcast.netNS 3/28 CC 3/28 WANTED TO BUYCASH PAID FOR MILITARY ITEMSCash Paid For Old Military Items. Medals, Swords, Uniforms, helmets, old guns, awards & more. Local Toll Free 1-866-440-3280RS 3/7 CC 5/30 FOR SALESilver Jewelry SALE2431 Periwinkle Way www.SanibelSeaLifeGallery.comRS 3/21 CC TFN BUY SELL TRADE GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION GARAGE SALESaturday, March 29, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 821 Sand Dollar Drive, Sanibel. Misc. items: clothing, books, decor, puzzles, games, toys, etc. NS 3/28 CC 3/28 GARAGE SALE TO BENEFIT ZONTA CLUB CONFERENCE FUND8:30 a.m., Saturday, March 29 1046 Sand Castle Road. Lots of good stuff. NS 3/28 CC 3/28 SERVICES OFFEREDLIVE-IN PROPERTY CARETAKER SANIBEL OR CAPTIVAWell-respected, reliable, year-round island resident available to reside on your property to monitor maintenance needs and offer peace-of-mind for you and your home while you are away. Many local references available. Call 407-404-0022 NS 3/28 CC 3/28


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 MARCH 28, 201430 Hi, my name is Ginger and I am a 2-month-old black female American Staffordshire mix. I was one of five puppies found in the woods with our mom. We are all so lovable and obviously adorable, so why wait. You can train me to be the perfect family dog youve always wanted, Adoption fee: $95 Im Ace, a domestic short hair neutered male gray and white tabby cat. Do you think you could find a little room in your heart and home to adopt me? Im really a personable kitty that plays well with others. Im pretty low maintenance too. I enjoy lazy afternoons and Id be happy to spend some with you. Adoption fee: $50. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, 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. Ace ID# 583909 Ginger ID# 582106 photos by squaredogphoto.com


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