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FREETake Me Home VOL. 13, NO. 16 APRIL 25, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Quilters And Artists Are Featured In ExhibitionThe Art Council of Southwest Florida is presenting works from the Alliance for the Arts and Art Quilters Unlimited in this months Art & Community exhibit at the Southwest Florida Community Foundations headquarters, located at 8771 College Parkway, Building 2, Suite 201 in Fort Myers. The exhibition will include varied works of art including acrylic, fiber, mixed media, silk and even vinyl records from artists Dale and Jeff Ocasio, Carol Holsopple, Alisha Koyanis, Roseline Young and Pam Richardson. All participating artists will give 35 percent of any sale to the Fund for the Arts in Southwest Florida, which benefits regional art organizations. The foundation will hold a reception on Friday, April 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. Reservations can be made by emailing RSVP@ floridacommunity.com. The exhibit will run through May 30 and is available for public viewing Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule a tour, call Kim Williams of the SWFLCF office at 274-5900. Founded in 1975 by community leaders such as David Robinson and Barbara B. Mann, the Alliance for the Arts is a nonprofit member-supported organization with a passion to facilitate and nurture the creation, development, promotion and education of arts and culture. Its membership includes more than 50 arts and cultural organizations. It supports local organizations by providing meeting and classroom space in the 12,000-square-foot William R. Frizzell Cultural Centre on a continued on page 6 Self Portrait by Pam Richardson Meltdown by Carol Holsopple Harriet & Dart by Dale and Jeff Ocasio Gone With The Wind by Rose Young Annual Stairclimb Is This Saturday The 2014 Fight For Air Stairclimb will be held this Saturday, April 26 at the High Point Place, 2104 West First Street in Fort Myers. Last years event, hosted by the Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Lung Association (ALA), raised $45,000 for the battle against lung diseases such as lung cancer and asthma. Lung cancer is the leading cancer-related death for men and women in the United States. Event organizers hope to top $50,000 this year in part to fund lung cancer research. During stairclimbs, which ALA hosts nationwide, climbers raise money by collecting pledges to ascend the stairway in a high-rise tower. High Point Place, the tallest building between Tampa and Miami, has donated access to one of its towers for all five years of the Fight For Air Climb. Participants ascend the high rises 541 steps up 30 floors during the event. We have double the number of climbers and teams registered so far this year compared to this time last year, said Kurt Goerke, regional director of the ALAs Gulf Coast Chapter. The event is growing in popularity, and we hope to turn that interest into record participation and dollars raised. As is the trend nationally, the Fort Myers stairclimb is attracting an increasing participation from local firefighters and police officers who are members of their departments SWAT teams. Firefighters and SWAT officers don their full gear during the climb, providing a healthy competition between neighboring fire districts and law enforcement agencies, while at the same time inspiring non-public safety participants. Fight For Air Climbs are unique fundraising events for the ALA, usually occurring in prominent skyscrapers, stadiums or arenas and involve climbing multiple steps. Sometimes called a vertical road race, teams and individual participants often use the event as a fitness target, as a race or as a way to be active and meet new friends. Many climbers participate to support someone who has lung disease or as a memorial to someone who has passed away. The lung association chapters in West Palm Beach, Tampa, Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville and Fort Lauderdale also host Fight For Air Climbs.For more information, call 908-2685. Bird Watching On Bunche BeachExperience Bunche Beach, one of the best birding sites in Lee County, on Thursday, May 15 at 5:30 p.m. Bunche Beach is an excellent viewing spot for both migrant and resident waders and shorebirds working the mudflats at low tide due to the diversity of micro-invertebrates. Waterfowl, raptors, and warblers also may be spotted. This event is free with parking fee of $1 per hour (tour is approximately two hours). Bring binoculars, sun protection, shoes that can get wet and a bottle of drinking water. Restrooms are available in the first parking lot. No registration is necessary. Meet on the beach in South Fort Myers, off Summerlin Road. Drive south on John Morris Road until it dead-ends. For more information, call 707-3015 or go to www. birdpatrol.org. The tour is provided in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation. Morning Coffee And Conversation For WomenThe Southwest Florida Community Foundation invites women in the community interested in the work of the foundation to join the team for Morning Joe & Art, a cup of coffee and the latest Arts & Community exhibit on display at the foundations office on Friday, May 2 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. As we head into a new season, we encourage women to come together and share their hopes for the organizations theyre passionate about while enjoying their peers among some of the finest artwork by regional and local artists, said Sarah Owen, president and CEO of the SWFLCF. This casual gathering will be a great opportunity for women with similar interests and a love for philanthropy to pause and enjoy art and conversation. The foundation is at 8771 College Parkway, Building 2, Suite 201.


THE RIVER APRIL 25, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: History Lovers Organizeby Gerri Reaves, PhDFifty-one years ago this month, a group of local-history devotees decided to formally organize an historical society. A few weeks later, on May 14, 1963, Robert Halgrim was elected the first president at a meeting at the Lee County Courthouse. At the first board meeting on May 29, three major recommendations were made: incorporate and aim for charter application in the late fall, consider anyone joining before that date a charter member, and adopt the name of the Southwest Florida Historical Society. Among the charter members were authentic pioneers, such as Capt. EE Damkohler, who came to the area in 1882, when his family settled in Esteros Koreshan Unity community. He was considered an authority on local history, and his adventures included mining the Alaska gold rush and later working as a fishing guide for nearly 40 years. Halgrim was the first curator of the Edison home and museum, a post he held for over 20 years. Other charter members included former Fort Myers Mayor Florence Fritz, author of books such as Unknown Florida and I Covered The Everglades She also founded and published the popular weekly, Hello, Stranger!, and would later serve as president of the historical society in the 1960s. Committees were also established at that first meeting, with Fritz heading the bylaws committee. Bob McKelvey was appointed project chair and Ben Cunliff program chair. McKelvey and Cunliff also were elected vice presidents. Damkohler and PA Geraci were designated membership chairs. Geraci, who with his wife Helene founded Geraci Travel, would later serve as a Lee County Commissioner. Charlotte Kinzie took charge of membership cards, and Pete Packett headed the curiously named idea department, which involved publicity. His seems a suitable appointment, for he had been a government and political reporter for the Fort Myers News-Press for several years. In the late 1960s, he became city editor, later going to work for the agriculture department. Margaret Mickle, the popular writer for the News-Press, was elected treasurer. She had made local history herself when, at the age of 10, she interviewed and photographed former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. Mrs. William Rawchuck was elected secretary. So, the all-volunteer non-profit organization was formed, staffed and off to a running start. One of the first things they did was work with the Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials to have three historical markers installed. One stands at First and Jackson Streets, where the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is now. That site was U.S. Army Fort Harvie in the Second Seminole War (1841-42) and later the site of U.S. Army Fort Myers, established in 1850. Another marker stands near Fowler Street just south of Second, marking the site of the military cemetery for soldiers of Fort Harvie and Fort Myers. (Remains were disinterred and relocated years ago.) A third marker is located at Harneys Point near the Caloosahatchee River in Cape Coral, where, in 1839, a band of 160 indians attacked the fort and trading post of which Col. William S. Harney was commander of operations. In the early years, the historical society met in the County Commissioners meeting room in the courthouse. Archives and artifacts were stored at various locations, but the society eventually sought a permanent location. The group was successful in securing the gift of a small house in December 1983. Built in the 1920s, it had been a private home on Cottage Street. It was then being used as a law firm but was going to be demolished. continued on page 7 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 The Southwest Florida Historical Societys research center on dedication day in 1984 courtesy Southwest Florida Historical Society The research center, aka little yellow house, today photo by Gerri Reaves


3 THE RIVER APRIL 25, 2014Fort Myers Public Art: Light Sculptor Is Featured Public Artist Of The Monthby Tom HallEvery month, Manhattan-based online registry cultureNOW chooses a public art collection, artist and architect to feature in its online newsletter. This month, cultureNOW is placing its nationwide spotlight on Caloosahatchee Manuscripts light sculptor Jim Sanborn. Sanborn was raised in Washington, D.C., notes cultureNOW. Both of his parents worked in the Library of Congress, his father as the director of exhibitions and his mother as a photo researcher, which gave him access to the collections. His early work was about hidden or invisible natural forces. But things really changed when he received the commission for Kryptos for the CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia in the late 80s. Kryptos means hidden in Greek, and Sanborn began to think about how to incorporate a code into the work. He teamed with Ed Scheit, a retired CIA cryptographer, to devise and embed four encryptions in the sculptures curved copper panels as a challenge to the CIAs elite code breakers. Within the first few years, a CIA physicist deciphered three of the encryptions using nothing more than a pen and paper. The first encryption was a poetic phrase containing an intentional misspelling that Sanborn composed; the second refers to the CIA agent who helped Sanborn with the four puzzles; and the third is a passage from archeologist Howard Carters account of opening the tomb of King Tutankhamun in 1922. But the fourth riddle has defied solution. On Kryptos 20th anniversary in 2010, Sanborn became so flummoxed by the CIAs inability to crack the code that he decided to give everyone a clue, cultureNOW reports. He told the New York Times that the part of the sculpture that reads nypvtt becomes Berlin once decoded. In conjunction with the release of the new clue, Sanborn launched a website, Kryptos Clue, to provide an automated way for people to contact him with their proposed solutions to the puzzle. Over the years, numerous people who were convinced that theyd solved the final puzzle section have contacted him. One woman even showed up at his secluded island home. Most of the solutions people have offered have been wildly off-base. Sanborn says that with the launch of his new site, anyone who thinks theyve solved the last section will have to submit what they believe are the first 10 characters of the final 97 before he will respond. Sanborn believes that secrecy is power even if it is just a little something kept from view, buried, so to speak, in the matrix of everyday life, the cultureNOW article relates. He views his work as an artist is to release this hidden information at a rate commensurate with its importance, and at the time of his choosing so as to prolong the experience of discovery. If anyone does manage to solve the last Kryptos it will end the hunt for the ultimate truth about the sculpture, he maintains, which is why he is careful to design his sculptures in a way that ensures that its content emerges slowly over time so that it will not soon be forgotten. Each work, notes cultureNOW, has different texts encrypted into them which are site specific. At night, the theatricality of the works take over and the texts explode into their settings. Thus, A, comma, A in front of the MD Anderson Library has texts selected from the collections. Caloosahatchee Manuscripts contains the text of a story told by Maskoki Indian leader Tchikilli to James Oglethorpe about the migration of Native Americans into Florida. Vocal Witness on the Connecticut Veterans Home draws text from military citations, historians, and events. The embedded puzzles not only explain why Sanborns work holds enduring interest, but why his work is so popular. To date, he has completed more than 125 sculptural installations. However, his most famous work remains Kryptos, and only time will tell if and when its final encryption will ever be solved. 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. Caloosahatchee Manuscripts contains the text of a story told by a Maskoki Indian leader about the migration of Native Americans into Florida photo courtesy of Mish DP C D with this ad 10 % OFF ENTIRE PURCHASE 239.437.4555 On your way to Costco, stop by and visit us next to Jasons Deli On your way to Costco, stop by and visit us next to Jasons Deli Resort wear | Cruise wear | Elegant casual Florida wear Resort wear | Cruise wear | Elegant casual Florida wear Escapada, Match Point, Before and again, Zen Knits, Barbara Gerwitz, Donna Morgan Escapada, Match Point, Before and again, Zen Knits, Barbara Gerwitz, Donna Morgan Thyme body and lotions Thyme body and lotions


THE RIVER APRIL 25, 20144 Rotary Club Of Fort Myers South Announces Scholar-Athlete NomineesRotary Club of Fort Myers South has announced the nominees to be honored at its 28th annual Scholar-Athlete Awards banquet on Wednesday, May 14 at the Crowne Plaza in Fort Myers. Eighteen Lee County-area high schools nominated one top male and female varsity letter winner who maintains a minimum 3.2 GPA, is involved in school and community activities and demonstrates leadership characteristics. The 36 nominees are Annette Castaldo and Richard Doyle from Bishop Verot Catholic High School, Kathryn Flaharty and Alex Rabinowitz from Canterbury School, Matthew Aaron Hale and Melanie Lugo from Cape Coral High School, Samantha Damico and Jake Kilgore from Cypress Lake High School, Juan M. Benitez and Ireysha Morrison from Dunbar High School, Daniel Alvarez and Cynthia Auplant from East Lee County High School, Wesley J. Pruitt and Katie Slater from Estero High School, Sean Mazzola and Haley Pigott from Evangelical Christian School, Emily Edwards and Logan B. Samuelson from Fort Myers High School, Kelsey E. Anders and Nicholas Dunkelly-Allen from Gateway Charter School, Rebecca E. Cicoria and Trayvon Clarke from Ida S. Baker High School, Sean Gavitt and Morgan Cathleen Whitman from Island Coast High School, Bernard Edwards and Krysten Topliff from Lehigh Senior High School, Katsiaryna Khatskevich and Jomar Andres Restrepo from Mariner High School, Connor E. Black and Abigail Larson from North Fort Myers High School, Austin Tindle and Chenelle L. Walker from Riverdale High School, McKenzie Makar and Kyle E. Palmer from South Fort Myers High School, and Alexandra Hamilton and Whitman Bertram Wiggins from Southwest Florida Christian Academy. A selection committee of Rotary South members interviews nominees and will select the two winners, who will each receive a $5,000 scholarship underwritten by The SWFL Rheem Team. This is the 10th year this philanthropic group of HVAC professionals has served as a major sponsor of the event, and the fourth year it has served as the overall Scholarship Sponsor. In addition to sponsoring the scholarships, the Rheem Team hosts an online Peoples Choice Scholar-Athlete Award, where visitors to www.swflrheemteam.com can vote for their favorite student, who then has a chance to win an iPad. Rotary South is pleased to once again have a part in recognizing our ScholarAthletes, said Rotary South Scholar-Athlete Awards Chairman Rob Scharlau. These young men and women do an excellent job of representing their schools and Southwest Florida. Each and every one has a bright future ahead. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the May 14 banquet, which will feature Lesley Bush as keynote speaker. The Olympic gold medalist and International Swimming Hall of Fame inductee later went on to become a middle and high school science teacher, and is sure to inspire all attendees. For more information about the 28th annual Rotary Club of Fort Myers Souths Scholar-Athlete Awards, contact Rob Scharlau at 689-7133. Nominees for last years Scholar-Athlete Awards Live Entertainment Nightly, Online Discounts, Loyalty Program, The Best Happy Hour BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM BRATTASRISTORANTE.COM 239-433-4449 239-433-4449 12984 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS 12984 S. CLEVELAND AVE., FORT MYERS Dinner Dinner Daily Daily 4pm 4pm Serving Serving Lunch Lunch Mon-Fri Mon-Fri 11:30am 11:30am Winner of Winner of Best Casual Fine Dining Best Casual Fine Dining 2012 & 2013 2012 & 2013 NEW GLUTEN FREE MENU NEW GLUTEN FREE MENU Li ve E nt er ta in me nt N ig htly On li ne D is co un ts Lo ya lt y Pr og ra m T he B es t Ha pp y Ho ur TWO SHOWS YOU MUST SEE!! TWO SHOWS YOU MUST SEE!! LIZZIE TRUE & LIZZIE TRUE & THE LIARS BAND THE LIARS BAND 7:30-11:30pm 7:30-11:30pm 70, 80 & 90s Rock 70, 80 & 90s Rock Saturday Saturday ISLANDE ISLANDE & CHARLES & CHARLES 7:30-11:30pm 7:30-11:30pm Motown, R & B, Pop & Dance Motown, R & B, Pop & Dance ADD ONLY $1.00 to any menu entree $24.00 & higher ADD ONLY $1.00 to any menu entree $24.00 & higher & receive a Soup & Salad & enjoy a 3 course dinner!!! & receive a Soup & Salad & enjoy a 3 course dinner!!! WEDNESDAY SPECIAL SAVINGS 4PM-CLOSE WEDNESDAY SPECIAL SAVINGS 4PM-CLOSE MAKE YOUR MOTHERS DAY BRUNCH RESERVATIONS! MAKE YOUR MOTHERS DAY BRUNCH RESERVATIONS! Seared Tuna 14 oz. Chargrilled Ribeye Pizza Tiramisu 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


5 THE RIVER APRIL 25, 2014 Ronald McDonald House Campaign Requests Pennies From The HeartA little spare change can go a long way and Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Southwest Florida is counting on it. A Fill the House request is being held during the Pennies from the Heart campaign from April 1 to 30. The community is encouraged to bring their coins to RMHC all month long and to raise the roof to fill the house by the end of April. Pennies from the Heart helps the Ronald McDonald House Fill the House in many ways, from covering the costs of housing a family in need to keeping our much needed supplies stocked, said Angela Katz, development director for RMHC. The support of community partners is the key to making the Pennies from the Heart campaign a continued success... By working together, a little spare change can indeed go a long way in making a significant impact on the lives of the children and families in our care,. she said. McDonalds restaurants, Fifth Third Bank branches, schools and businesses throughout Southwest Florida have already pledged support for the campaign. Anyone interested in making a donation is encouraged to contact Katz at 437-0202 for information. Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for families of seriously ill or injured children who are being treated at Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, and other area hospitals. Jack Moore helps fill the house with pennies Dancing And DonatingUSA Dance is offering three hours of dancing at a discounted price for anyone who donates to its food drive on Sunday, April 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. The event will take place at Riverside Community Center, 3061 E. Riverside Drive, Fort Myers. With a donation of three cans of food, admission is $4 for USA Dance members and $5 for non-members. Ron Fucci, a professional instructor, will teach an hour of quickstep. Refreshments will be served. Joann Bevins, Wayne Manning and Carol Davis of USA Dance prepare for the Food Drive Dance on April 27 Make sure you pick up a Nellies discount card come in six times and get a FREE meal M M M M M M M M M M ake sure yo Nellies Upstairs Waterside Bar Where its Happy Hour all the time!!!263.41 N 815.18 W FREE


THE RIVER APRIL 25, 20146 Junior Leagues Taste Of The Town November 2Junior League of Fort Myers, Inc.s 32nd annual Taste of the Town food festival will take place on Sunday, November 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will once again be held at JetBlue Park, the Boston Red Soxs 106-acre Spring Training and Player Development Complex, located at 11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers. Taste of the Town is one of Southwest Floridas largest outdoor food and entertainment festivals drawing nearly 10,000 people each year. The funds from this annual event benefit the JLFM, whose volunteer mission provides thousands of dollars annually in volunteer services and donations to programs supporting women and children in the region including the Junior Leagues national program Kids in the Kitchen to help fight childhood obesity, the ongoing work with at-risk girls in the juvenile justice system, as well as work throughout the community in partnership with many organizations through the Leagues Helping Hands program, which provides volunteer woman-power to organizations such as Big Brother Big Sisters, the Abuse Counseling & Treatment Shelter, Early Learning Coalition, the Supporting Independent Young Adults organization and many more. Last years event raised more than $114,000 for these organizations. Event admission is $5 per person, and children younger than 12 are free. Parking is $5. Pets and coolers are not permitted. Applications are now being accepted for local restaurants to showcase their fare in the 2014 Taste of the Town. Interested restaurants and vendors can directly contact the JLFM at 277-1197 or totrestaurants@jlfm.org. Space is limited to 50 restaurants, and the deadline to participate is Wednesday, October 1. We are so excited to have an event like this to share with our community, said Anita Duenas, 2013-14 president of JLFM. Many of our participating restaurants return year after year with already 21 restaurants committed to returning in 2014. To us, this speaks worlds about our vendors, as this event provides opportunities for them to not only connect with Southwest Florida on a business level but also to support our community neighbors in need on a personal level. Prior to the annual Taste of the Town food festival, participating restaurants have the opportunity to present their dishes in the Best of Taste contest with local celebrities judging the following categories: Best Appetizer, Best Entre and Best Dessert. Judging will take place on Tuesday, October 21 at JetBlue Park. The dish with the most overall points is also given the Winners Circle award for best overall dish. Winners in each category will be listed at each restaurants booth, announced the day of the event, given a certificate to display in their restaurant and mentioned in a special press release announcing the winners in each category. This event is so much more than a fundraiser; its a win-win for our community, Duenas added. Taste of the Town promotes and supports local businesses and the musical arts, creates resources for community service and brings our community together. For more information about the annual Taste of the Town food festival, call 277-1197 or email tasteofthetown@jlfm. org. For ongoing updates on Taste of the Town, visit www.jlfmtaste.com. Republican Women To Host CandidatesLee Republican Women Federated will have their next lunch meeting on Monday, May 12. It will be held at The Edison Restaurant, 3583 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, starting at 11:15 a.m. with a social, followed by lunch and the program. Candidates for State Representative have been invited to speak. RSVP to 432-9389, e-mail rmh738@ aol.com or log onto www.leerepublicanwomen.com Cost is $18 all inclusive. Winery And Museum TourThe Kennedy Kruisers from Lake Kennedy Senior Center have planned a tour of Henscratch Farms/Winery, home of the award winning, foot-stomped wines and of Lake Placid. It will take place on Wednesday, April 30. Activities include a tour and wine tasting, lunch at the Golden Corral, a guided historical tour of the Lake Placid murals and a tour of the historical clown museum. Preregistration is required. Cost is $60 for members, $65 for non-members. Lake Kennedy Senior Center is at 400 Santa Barbara Boulevard, Cape Coral. Call 574-0575 for reservations, From page 1Art Quilters10-acre campus, which opened in 1992. Art Quilters Unlimited is a group of fiber artists interested in expanding their knowledge and pushing the boundaries of their own creativity while inspiring and supporting one another. The groups purpose is to provide an opportunity to network with and learn from others in the fiber arts field while establishing a learning environment for all levels of art quilt makers by bringing in topnotch workshop instructors. For more information, call 274-5900 or visit www.floridacommunity.com. 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7 THE RIVER APRIL 25, 2014 Affourtit, Cronin Reappointed To Tourism CouncilPamela Cronin, co-owner of the Shell Factory & Nature Park in North Fort Myers, and Rene Affourtit, general manager of the West Wind Inn on Sanibel, have been reappointed to the Lee County Tourist Development Council (TDC). The Lee County Commission voted on the motion presented by Commissioner Frank Mann during its April 15 meeting. Affourtits appointment to the TDC began in January 2000. His extensive military career began with 23 years of service as an Army officer in the infantry, before retiring with the rank of colonel in 1985. Highlights included various command and staff positions in the U.S. and abroad, with tours in Vietnam; Berlin, Germany and a tour as commander of a Green Beret battalion. Affourtit progressed to become executive secretary of the Department of Defense, in which he served as point of contact with the White House, the State Department, the National Security Council, and the CIA. Twenty-eight years ago, Affourtit entered the tourism field as general manager of the West Wind Inn, a position he continues to hold today. In addition, he served as president of the BaileyMatthews Shell Museum and was an officer on the board of directors for the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce for six years. He earned his MBA from the University of Dayton and is a graduate of the National War College, the Department of Defenses senior service college, in Washington, D.C. Cronin is a former president of the Greater Fort Myers chamber during its 20th anniversary this year, and also served as treasurer and vice president. She volunteers extensively with community and charity organizations. She was first appointed to the TDC in March 1998. She worked in administration, advertising and promotions for various real estate and property management companies and joined the Shell Factory in 1997. Cronin was active in the attractions $3 million renovation project and works on advertising, public relations, promotions, and event planning. She received her undergraduate degree from Florida State University and her masters degree in Tourism Administration from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The ninemember TDC was established in 1983 to increase off-season tourism and to serve in an advisory capacity in matters of tourism and development. The tourist development tax collected on County accommodation rentals of six months or less is used for advertising and promoting Lee County as a tourist destination, the upkeep of beaches and shoreline projects and the maintenance of the City of Palms Park and Lee County Sports Complex. From page 2Historical SocietyThe house was relocated (another donation) to the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts and was rehabilitated as the societys research center. A well-attended dedication and a grand opening was held in 1984. Visit that research center at 10091 McGregor Boulevard. Hours are Wednesday and Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. Call the society at 939-4044. If you love local history, youll also love the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street. Enjoy the exhibits and ask about special events. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Sources: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society. Pamela Cronin Rene Affourtit CAPTIVA CRUISES Here are just a few of the exciting cruises we offer: Marine Naturalist Adventure 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 islan d lunch and a fun sail back to Captiva. Prices also include admission to the Shell Museum. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Friday & Saturday s 9:00 AM 1:00 PM Adults $100 / Child $75 (Plus tax) Sunset Serenade Cruise Enjoy live music & the fresh sea air while watching a fabulous Gulf of Mexico Sunset. The perfect way to end the day. Thursday Evenings 7:00 8:00 PM Adults $30 / Child $20 (Plus Tax) Cayo Costa Beach & Shelling Enjoy pristine Gulf Coast barrier islands & explore the secluded, undeveloped Cayo Costa State Park beaches only accessible by boat. Full day & half day trips available. Please call Captiva Cruises at (239) 472-5300 for additional information or visit captivacruises.com


THE RIVER APRIL 25, 20148 Along the RiverFriday is opening night for A Little Murder Never Hurts Anybody atthe Cultural Park Theater in Cape Coral.Fridays performance beings at 8 p.m. and the play runs through May 4. Written by Ron Burnas, the play opens up with the rich, bored Matthew promising to kill his rich, bored wife Julia so he can become a jet setter like his friend, who recently lost his wife. Julia, who is always about three steps ahead of him, plays along. And so the game begins a hilarious year-long match of wits and the witless. The Cultural Park Theater is located at 528 Cultural Park Boulevard, Cape Coral. For show times and ticket sales, call 772-5862 or go to www.culturalparktheater.com. On Saturday night, the Car Cruise-In returns to downtown Fort Myers. The monthly event is scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Saturday and is free to the public. All classic cars and show cars are welcome. A DJ spins classic rock with trivia. Heavy rain or general nasty weather will typically cancel the outdoor event. Light rain will not. For information, go to www.riverdistrictevents.com. On Saturday and Sunday, drive out to Immokalee with your entire family for a wondrous sight as huge, colorful hot air balloons take to the skies as part of the third annual Balloons Over Paradise Festival. The two-day event features 60 hot air balloons and performances by Sister Hazel, Rachel/Hughes Band and JJ McCoy. Additionally, there will be food for sale, arts and crafts, tethered balloon rides, classic car show, dog agility performances, a polo exhibition and an equestrian drill team performance. Gates open at 6 a.m. each day and admission is free to the all-ages festival. The one-of-a-kind event is sponsored by the Seminole Casino in Immokalee. The vivid multi-hued balloons will kick off each morning with an illuminated light show to orchestral music. Attendees can stroll among the balloons as they inflate for a mass ascension into the sky between 7 and 9 a.m. The rising of the balloons directed by the Balloonmeister and synchronized bycoordinators is scheduled in two waves (weather permitting). Children can join in on the fun with storytelling, bounce houses and a climbing wall. Food vendors will be on hand with Amish donuts, kettle corn, crepes and grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and sausage. Attendees can also purchase funnel cakes, cotton candy and other treats. Parking is free. Pets and coolers are not permitted. The Balloons Over Paradise Festival is located at the Seminole Tribe Youth Ranch 1195 State Road 29, Immokalee. For more information, call (800) 218-0007 or go to www.paradisecoast.com. Why shop at a farmers market? Access to fresh, locally grown foods, for starters. That may be one of the best reasons, but there are many more. Farmers markets have fruits and vegetables at the peak of the growing season. This means produce is at its freshest and tastes the best and is typically grown near where you live, not thousands of miles away or in another country. 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, BBQ, flowers and plants. It is open year-round. Call 321-7100 or go to www.cityftmyers.com. Friday: Lakes Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fruits, vegetables, breads, honey, soaps, jams and seafood. Call 533-7275. April 25 is the last date of the season for the Lakes Park farmers market. 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. Enjoy live entertainment by local musicians and fun activities for kids. It is open yearround. Call 939-2787 or go to www.artinlee.org. Cape Coral Farmers Market in Club Square, downtown Cape Coral. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Locally grown produce, native plants, fresh gulf seafood, live music/entertainment and informative community presentations. Call 549-6900 or go to www.capecoralfarmersmarket.com. The last day of the season for Cape Corals outdoor farmers market is May 3. 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. April 27 is the last date of the season for the Sanibel Island market Lee County boasts many farmers markets, several of which are open year-round. Above is Sanibel Market Manager Jean Baer holding fresh, local Brussels sprouts on the stalk. 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9 THE RIVER APRIL 25, 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 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 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. Nervous Nellies is a casual, family-fun restaurant that boasts a large selection of appetizers, fresh seafood, over-stuffed sandwiches and entres. Dine in airconditioned comfort or outside on Nellies expansive waterfront patio. Live music. Happy hour all day. Grab a bite to eat or drink and swing to the beats of live reggae, rock and island music from the areas premier musical talent. Just upstairs from Nellies is Uglys Waterside Bar, the place where everyone gets prettier, and happy hour is all day, every day. Parking for your car or boat for free for patrons. 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. 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 BRATTAS RISTORANTE ISLAND COW NERVOUS NELLIES CRAZY WATERFRONT EATERY Island Cows salad with sesame tuna 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


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. Sunday worship service at 9:30 a.m. 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. templebethel.com Affiliated: Union for Reform Judaismcontinued on page 11THE RIVER APRIL 25, 201410


11 THE RIVER APRIL 25, 2014 From page 10Churches/TemplesTEMPLE 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, Pastor Peter Weeks. Sunday Services: 8:30 a.m. Traditional, 10 a.m. Blended. DANIEL WALTER BELTZDaniel Walter Beltz, 55, died on April 14 on Sanibel, Florida. Dan was born December 20, 1958 in Watertown, Wisconsin, to Leila Jane Arneson Beltz and the late Bertram Daniel Beltz. Dan grew up in Watertown, attending Watertown public schools, and he graduated magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Stout in 1981, majoring in marketing and distributive education. Dan married Kristin Laramie, daughter of James and Mary Laramie, on June 28, 1986 in Whitewater, Wisconsin. He and Kristin first lived in Watertown where Dan worked for Farm and Fleet before joining his father at Rays Shoes. He and his father worked together at Rays until 1989 when his father retired and Dan purchased the business. Together with Kristin, Dan brought freshness to the business and opened several new shoe stores in south-central Wisconsin. As part of the downtown Watertown business community, Dan was an active member of the Watertown Chamber of Commerce. Dan and Kristin have had close ties with Sanibel since they were children. Dan first visited the island with his parents as a 10-year-old and returned with them many times. Kristin also came to Sanibel frequently with her family, as they owned property on Sanibel. For each of them, this love affair with the island started early and has lasted their entire lives. They purchased a home on the island, which eventually became their permanent residence when Dan sold the shoe store in Watertown to Browns Shoes. On Sanibel, Dan continued to make use of his retailing expertise, focusing on advertising and helping local Sanibel businesses to develop advertising and marketing campaigns. He was a partner/owner in Paradise Advertising and Design, located on Sanibel. Dan loved Sanibel, its people, environment and lifestyle. His parents, Lee and Bert, also became Sanibel residents, and Dan was very attentive to both of them, especially his mother in recent years. Dan is widely known in Sanibels business community and became a visible fixture in their neighborhood walking his two boxer dogs, SonKist and Nudgie. Dan was predeceased by his father, Bert. He is survived by his wife, mother, four siblings and their spouses: Christine and John Maas of Watertown, Wisconsin; Gerald and Barbara Beltz of Lexington, Massachusetts; Kathryn and Gerald Reason of Minnetonka, Minnesota; and John and Kelly Beltz of Watertown. He is also survived by Kristins parents, James Laramie of Fort Myers and his wife Sue; Mary Laramie of Whitewater; Kristins brother Steven Laramie of Fort Lauderdale; and her sister and brotherin-law Dr. Tammy Laramie and Monte Hanson of St. Johns, Florida. A memorial service will take place at 10:30 a.m., May 2, at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ. OBITUARY St. Francis Xavier School Holds 75th Anniversary GalaSt. Francis Xavier School, the first Catholic school in Southwest Florida, is gearing up to host its 75th anniversary gala on Saturday, May 3 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Lexington Country Club in Fort Myers. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available. The school invites members of the community to join its festivities by participating in the gala, titled Celebrating Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. The event will feature live music, dinner and silent auction. In addition, St. Francis Xavier School is accepting underwriting opportunities including sponsorships, gifts and in-kind donations. Proceeds from the silent auction, sponsorships, ticket sales and dedications will help fund tuition assistance and technology upgrades. On behalf of our St. Francis Xavier School family, I thank all those involved very much for your generosity in helping us continue our tradition of Connecting Faith and Families, said St. Francis Xavier School Principal Janet E. Ortenzo. Together we can ensure the future of our school and the fine quality education we provide our students. It was 1938, when five Franciscan Sisters from Allegany, New York, arrived in Fort Myers with a mission to establish a small Catholic school where children would receive an excellent academic education strongly rooted in the Catholic faith. This year, the school commemorates their legacy and milestone in education while recognizing the school and its 75th anniversary. Throughout the year, the school has honored the anniversary with numerous events for students and alumni as well as members of the community. For ticket and sponsorship information, call 334-7707. Share your community news with us. 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THE RIVER APRIL 25, 201412 Weather Woes, But Success For A Nine-Year-Oldby Capt. Matt MitchellTalk to anyone who spends any time boating or fishing and you will hear all about the funky weather we have been experiencing. Twice this week I was chased off the water by fast moving afternoon storms. Add to that the constantly changing wind direction and cooler than usual morning low temperatures. Together these factors have been making things a little tougher than they should be this time of year out there. The wind though has really been the main factor making tarpon fishing just about impossible. Although Mother Nature will not quite let up on us yet, fishing was still ok most days this week. Patience did pay off a few times though with at least a quality fish or two either landed or hooked on just about every trip. Catching large numbers of trout. jacks, Spanish mackerel and ladyfish has not been the problem; its more when you switch it up and try for redfish and snook. These species have really been much more work the last few weeks with the action being a little spotty at best. With consistent weather the bite will get a whole lot more consistent too. My first scheduled tarpon trip of the year only lasted about a hour or so before the wind simply blew us out and we decided to switch it up and go mangrove fishing. A few tarpon were caught though in the Marker 4 area of the sound during the week by other anglers willing to camp out and wait it out for a few early season hookp-ups. Live threadfins and cut baits seemed to be what these few and far between tarpon wanted to eat. Tarpon fishing will improve quickly as our weather continues to warm and the winds, hopefully, let up. There are tarpon here but the conditions are making them hard to fish and even harder to locate. One memorable fish this week came or almost came while fishing with 9-year-old Jackson Rhoades who was on a trip with his grandfather and my long time client Mel from Wisconsin. After Jackson had caught a few mangrove snapper and a 27-inch snook pretty early in the charter, things had slowed up some. We ended up trying for a redfish without success so we moved on to a sheltered grass flat catching a few trout to just bend the rods and add to the days total. Jacksons main goal was to catch more than the 11 fish he had caught on last years fishing trip. Pulling up to a favorite mangrove shoreline, it did not take us long to get on a big fish. Jacksons first cast was bit almost instantly although the bait pulled out of the fish before the fight even really got started. Putting on a fresh live bait I recast to the same mangrove limb handing off the rod. It did not take long at all for a monster snook to inhale his bait. With the help of both Mel and me we all worked together to keep the snook out of the trees. One of us would help lift the rod while Jackson reeled. After a fiveminute plus battle the big fish ran back and forth multiple times flirting with the mangroves as it pushed a submarine size wake off its back in the shallow water. We had had several really close calls with the fish breaking us off then it gradually tired. just when it looked like we had the fish beat and clear of the danger it chaffed through the leader, swimming free. I know all three of us will remember this snook that got away for a long time. More important yet, after hitting one more trout flat on the way back to the dock, Jacksons total for the trip was 15 fish. Way to go Jackson, see you next year, and that big snook is is still waiting for you. 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. Jackson Rhoades age nine with a 27-inch snook caught fishing with Capt. Matt Mitchell this week ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. 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13 THE RIVER APRIL 25, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Screech Owlets Tumble From Nestby Patricia MolloyEerie. Haunting. These words are often used to describe the low-pitched trill of the Eastern screech owl (Megascops asio). The unique avians also possess a large repertoire of vocalizations that includes rasps, barks, chuckles and whinnies. Their distinctive sounds are frequently used to set the mood in movie and television scenes. Ranging in size from 6.3 to 9.8 inches, Eastern screech owls are one of the smallest species of owls in the world. Swooping down from a high perch under the cover of night, the superior hearing of these birds allows them to detect even the quietest movements of their tiny prey. Strictly nocturnal hunters, the owls are difficult to detect during daylight due to their habit of occupying old woodpecker holes and natural cavities of trees. Several weeks ago, two baby Eastern screech owls apparently fell from their nest. The homeowner who found them was unable to locate their parents or their nest, so the siblings were scooped up and driven to CROW. Upon presentation, neither bruises nor broken bones were detected and each owlet was at a healthy weight. When birds are first born, they look up for meals, as their mothers will place food directly into their mouths from above. The staff at CROW simulated this process by securing tiny pieces of food at the end of a pair of medical tongs and gently placing the bite-size bits into the open mouths of the owlets. Once the two screech owls were old enough to chew effectively on their own, the human feeders began to offer them larger bites of food from under their beaks. The process of redirecting their attention down has taught the young birds that food naturally comes from below. They will likely grow up to hunt like most adult screech owls, by perching on a tree branch and waiting quietly to see or hear prey scurrying about on the ground below. Last week, the youngsters graduated from the baby room to a spacious outdoor enclosure where they have begun flying lessons. Once their flight capabilities are on par with other owlets their age, Dr. Heather will make plans for their release. 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 is natural for a young bird like this one, patient #0506, to look up in anticipation of a meal. In the wild, its mother would place food directly into its mouth until it was a bit older. This screech owlet, patient #0505, watches its sibling from a perch 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 Small Compass$15.95 6-Gal Fuel Tank$41.95 Rotary Steering Kit$139.95 Cooler Ice Boxfrom$78.95 LagunaRod Holder$19.95


THE RIVER APRIL 25, 201414 Plant SmartDogfennelby Gerri ReavesSome gardeners consider dogfennel (Eupatorium capillifolium) a wildlife-friendly wildflower. They love its vivid green color, graceful appearance and feathery aromatic foliage so much that they cultivate it or just let it be. But opinions differ. Drought-tolerant dogfennel is the most common pasture weeds in Florida. Native to the state, it commonly occurs in pinelands, on roadsides and in disturbed areas, too. It can be a problematic weed for farmers and ranchers. Although foraging cattle usually do not eat dogfennel, they will ingest it if other vegetation is not available. A toxin in the plant can cause dehydration. Dogfennels seeds, which are surrounded by hairs, easily disperse on the wind and self-sow. The plant also spreads laterally via underground rootstocks. The delicate undivided leaves are composed of thread-like segments. Single non-branching shoots can reach up to 10 feet high. Arching clusters of tiny white fragrant flowers bloom in the late summer to fall, attracting bees, butterflies, and birds. When in flower, the plant vaguely resembles another member of the aster family, groundsel or saltbush ( Baccharis halimifolia). Sources: National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida, Wildflowers of Florida by Jaret C. Danels and Stan Tekiela, edis.ifas.ufl.edu, and davesgarden.com. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Two hardy shoots of dogfennel rise amidst the ferns Many people love this native plant for its feathery vivid green foliage, while others consider it an unwanted weed photos by Gerri Reaves Garden Council Celebrates 5th Service AwardsKay Holloway was named the winner of the 2014 Berne Davis Honorary Service Award during the 5th annual Service Award program of the Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council, held at Fiddlesticks Country Club on April 11. Holloway is a member of the Periwinkle Garden Club, which is also Bernes home club. Berne Davis was also honored for her 100th birthday and continued support of garden clubs and the Garden Council. Receiving Board of Directors awards were Judy Gore and Pat Grulke, Rainbow Award; Mitzi Marckensano, Busy Bee Award; and Sharon Thompson, Perennial Award. Five individuals received the Ena McGrattan Award: Mitzi Marckensano, Pat Grulke, Paula Novander, Carolee Drotos-Swales and Sharon Thompson. The Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council was formed in 1957 and now comprises various clubs, societies, and affiliate members in the area. Membership provides an opportunity to learn about floral design, growing plants suitable for our locale and conservation methods. The council assists in educating and beautifying the community, and improving the environment. A speakers bureau provides speakers for meetings and events. For additional information about the council, contact President Debbie WyattStotter via email at fmlcgcpres@embarqmail.com. Fort Myers Mayor Randy Handerson, standing with Garden Council President Debbie Wyatt-Stotter and honoree Berne Davis Kay Holloway, right, the recipient of the 2014 Berne Davis Honorary Service Award, pictured with Berne Davis during the April 11 Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Councils 5th annual Service Award programShare your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


15 THE RIVER APRIL 25, 2014 The Red Soxs David Ortiz Is What Boston Strong Is All Aboutby Ed FrankHes a super-hero today. He represents everything thats good about baseball, but his impact goes far beyond baseball. Mention the name David Ortiz and it is synonymous with the words Boston Strong. It was 1997 when the 21-year-old Ortiz arrived in Fort Myers after he was obtained by the Minnesota Twins in a trade with the Seattle Mariners. Never, ever did anyone then imagine the Hall of Fame future for this young slugger. He played here for the Miracle for just 61 games batting. .331 with 13 home runs on his road to stardom. In that one year he advanced from A, to Double A, and to Triple A, making it all the way to the Major League Twins in that one season. He starred for the Twins for five seasons, and in one of the worst decisions ever made by the Twins, they allowed him to become a free agent after the 2002 season. Signed quickly by the Red Sox, his record-shattering play fills 17 pages in the Red Sox Media Guide including, of course, leading Boston to three World Series Championships in the last 10 years. But the purpose of this column is not to dwell on his amazing baseball record. The purpose is something far more important what David Ortiz has meant to the Boston community and the world beyond. The running of the Boston Marathon last Monday brought back so many memories of the devastating bombing last year that took the lives of four and injured more than 200. As tragic as that awful event was, it brought the Boston community together as never before. And the Dominican Republic-born Ortiz played a major role. In a beautifully-written column in last weeks Sports Illustrated, Ortiz described his feelings when he spoke before Bostons first home game after the bombing. I was emotional and maybe a little scared I felt the same way everyone else did. I was looking for a hero to protect what was ours. Our city. Our marathon. Our way of life. I love the marathon. Theres no chance in hell I could run such a long distance I can barely run the bases anymore so I have great respect for those runners. I always walked down near the finish line to watch when our game at Fenway was over, to cheer on the runners with my family. Ill be there again this year for sure. Ive seen so many great things since coming to this country from the Dominican Republic, and one of them is how strong we can be in tough times. I will never forget that. Seeing Boston regroup the way it has over the last 12 months has been awesome, Ortiz wrote. Whoever ever came up with the words Boston Strong must have had David (Big Papi) Ortiz in mind. Miracle Begin Nine-Game Home Stand The Fort Myers Miracle baseball team began an eight-game home stand at Hammond Stadium that started Wednesday. As the week began, the Miracle had an early season record of 9-7 and were in second-place in the Florida State League South Division, two games behind Bradenton. The Miracle faces Jupiter Wednesday in a two-game series. The Palm Beach Cardinals provide the opposition over the weekend with the first pitch Friday at 7:05 p.m. followed by 6:05 p.m. and 4 p.m. starts Saturday and Sunday. First-place Bradenton arrives Monday for three 7:05 p.m. games, Monday through Wednesday. Indoor Football League Down to Four Teams Only four teams remain in the Ultimate Indoor Football League for the 2014 season that begins May 16 when the defending champion Florida Tarpons hosts the expansion Miami Inferno at Germain Arena. The two other league teams are the Missouri Voodoo and the Corpus Christi Fury. Each team will play four home games. The second week of the season will feature a rematch of Ultimate Bowl 3 between the Fury and the Tarpons. The Tarpons defeated the Fury to win the league title. The Ultimate Football League was established in 2010 and has teams located in Texas, Missouri, South Carolina and Florida. David Ortiz 10th Annual Ryan McCleskey Redfish ChallengeRyan McCleskey ended his fight against cancer on February 3, 2006. Family, friends and acquaintances of Ryan wish to continue his battle with loving memory. The objective of the 10th annual R yan McCleskey Redfish Challenge is to build awareness of the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation and assist the children of Southwest Florida in their personal battles by donating the proceeds raised to Barbaras Friends, the Childrens Hospital Cancer Fund. The Golisanos Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is building a new 292,000-square-foot, 128-bed childrens hospital on the campus of Health Park Medical Center. For more information, visit www. ChildrensHospitalGoal.org. To date, the fishing tournament has raised over $80,000 for Barbaras Friends. 2014 Tournament Schedule Captains Meeting: Friday, May 23 Check-in: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Food and drinks: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Live music: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Meeting location: Twisted Conch Tournament & Weigh-In (at the Marina at Cape Harbour) Saturday, May 24 Tournament time: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weigh-in time: 4 p.m. Food, raffle and music: 4 to 7 p.m. Contact Kristin McCleskey at 6997426 for additional information or visit www.ryansredfishchallenge.com. Ryan McCleskey Memorial Day 5K Run On The GreenThe Fort Myers Recreation Division will hold its 5K Memorial Day Run on the Green Monday, May 26 at Eastwood Golf Course, located beside the Calusa Nature Center at 4600 Bruce Herd Lane in Fort Myers. Check in is at 6:30 a.m. and start time is 7:30 a.m. The route will go through the back nine and finish at the clubhouse. Medals will be awarded for first, second and third place finish in each age group. Participants will receive a race T-shirt, post-race refreshments and will be eligible for door prizes if present after the race. Entry fee for adults 18 and over is $20 prior to May 26 or $30 on race day; under 18 is $10 prior to May 26 or $20 on race day. Pre-registration by mail must be received no later than Friday, May 23. Entry forms are available online at www. cityftmyers.com, or at any City of Fort Myers recreation facility. Register online at www.ftmyerstrackclub.com. Miracle Hosts Inaugural Think Pink Night To Benefit Susan G. KomenSusan G. Komen Southwest Florida has partnered with the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team for their 1st annual Think Pink Night at Hammond Stadium. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket will be donated to Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida. The event will take place on Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m. The cost to attend the baseball game is $17.50 and includes a general admission ticket, a Fort Myers Miracle baseball hat and a food and drink voucher. Tickets can be purchased at www.miraclefun.com and entering KOMEN as the password. Hammond Stadium is located at 14400 Six Mile Cypress Parkway. For more information about the event, call Ashley Adams at 768-4210 or email at aadams@miraclebaseball.com. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


THE RIVER APRIL 25, 201416 A Trip To River City Now At Broadway Palmby Di SaggauNo matter how many times you see it, theres just something about The Music Man that makes you love it all over again. Broadway Palms rendition of Meredith Wilsons Tony Award winner is delightful entertainment. Its not just the fabulous lead actors, its the entire ensemble. Everyone is in sync with their fine costumed characters, the music and the fabulous choreography by Amy Marie McCleary. DJ Canaday plays the fast-talking Professor Harold Hill. He sells dreams more than products. Long legged and limber, he moves about the stage like a young Tommy Tune. Good casting there. The same holds true for Colleen Gallagher who plays Marian Paroo, the standoffish and idealistic librarian who eventually wins the professors heart. Her beautiful voice soars in her many numbers including My White Knight and Goodnight My Someone. From the first scene, where traveling salesmen are bouncing around on a railway coach, and Professor Hill gets off at River City, Iowa to see if he can work his con job, the audience knows they are in for a musical treat. As he convinces the townsfolk that they need a band to keep their kids out of trouble, he runs into opposition from pompous Mayor Shinn, who tries his best to get his proper credentials. Rob Summers gives a great performance in this humorous role. Victor Legarreta is a gleeful trickster accomplice as Marcellus Washburn. Hes a standout in the Shipoopi number. Then theres Winthrop (a role shared by Nicholas Best and Nicholas Salerno), Marions bashfull little brother who wails out Gary, Indiana as if he just made it up. Set in 1912, the story is about a confidence man who bamboozles a ragtag boys band into recreating the miracle of music, a shy boy into speaking, a feuding quartet of school board members into a barbershop quartet, a bevy of local matrons into a classical dance troupe, and a town into believing in itself. Youll enjoy such hits as Lida Rose, The Wells Fargo Wagon, Ya Got Trouble and, of course, the ever-popular 76 Trombones. The finale number is outstanding and by the musicals end one feels Hill has sold far more than he knows: A whole bunch of dreams for River City to grown on. The Music Man plays through May 24 at Broadway Palm, Southwest Floridas premier dinner theatre. Reservations can be made by calling 278-4422, by visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com or at the box office, 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. The Broadway Palm cast of The Music ManMember Gallery Book Club DiscussionThe Alliance for the Arts monthly Member Gallery Book Club continues on Tuesday, May 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. with a discussion of The Lost Painting by Jonathan Harr. The Member Book Club is an exploration of literature relating to artists, art history and art appreciation. Its one of the many benefits of membership at the Alliance for the Arts. In The Lost Painting, prize-winning author Jonathan Harr embarks on an spellbinding journey to discover the long-lost painting known as The Taking of Christ, its mysterious fate and the circumstances of its disappearance have captivated Caravaggio devotees for years. After Francesca Cappelletti stumbles across a clue in that dusty archive, she tracks the painting across a continent and hundreds of years of history. But it is not until she meets Sergio Benedetti, an art restorer working in Ireland, that she finally manages to assemble all the pieces of the puzzle. Told with consummate skill by the writer of the bestselling, award-winning A Civil Action, The Lost Painting is a remarkable synthesis of history and detective story. The fascinating details of Caravaggios strange, turbulent career and the astonishing beauty of his work come to life in these pages. Harrs account is not unlike a Caravaggio painting: vivid, deftly wrought and enthralling. The Member Gallery Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month. Club members must purchase their own copy of each book and pre-registration is encouraged. An active Alliance membership is required. Visit www.ArtInLee.org or call 239-939-2787 to learn more or become a member today. The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Highly Lauded Play Staged At Lab Theaterby Di SaggauDavid Mamets award-winning Glengarry Glen Ross is now showing at Laboratory Theater of Florida, and its a masterpiece in how its words, not deeds, that count. Its the story of two days in the lives of extremely competitive real estate agents who engage in threats, lying and intimidation in order to win an office sales contest. The salesmen are defined by how they speak, the pauses and repetitions, the rhythms of their monologues and conversations. Language is the weapon of these hustlers. The setting is Chicago, early 1980s. The first act consists of three scenes. All take place in a Chinese restaurant where Shelly (Michael Hennessey) does some fast-talking to John (Todd Fleck), the office manager. Once a top seller, hes in a slump, and is willing to pay a percentage to John to get some good leads. The best leads go to high performing salesmen while low-end producers like Shelly who was once a big shot gets the dregs, increasing the chances he will fail and get fired. Next we meet Dave (Jack Weld), who talks the ear off timid George (Joel Hawkins) and even suggests a robbery of the office to steal the leads. The third, indelible scene, has the elegantly dressed Roma (Scott Carpenter) in a seemingly casual conversation with a potential client James (Chas Greer). Roma drifts into a long soliloquy about life, real estate and fate in sentences that hardly make sense. But before the unsuspecting James knows it, Roma whips out a brochure and makes a sale. The second act takes place the next day in the real estate office. It has been ransacked overnight, and the leads stolen. Even the phones have been ripped out. A police officer (Michael Dinko) is interviewing everyone in an effort to find the culprit. Shelly comes in triumphantly to tell everyone he has managed to sell eight parcels to one couple, for $82,000. Hes back on top, for a while, and he cant wait to describe in delicious detail each part of his sales pitch. Glengarry Glen Ross is a Tony Award winner and the 1984 Puliltzer Prize winner for drama. Its irresistibility deals with the staccato spray of dialogue delivered by Hennessey, Carpenter and Weld. Directed by Annette Trossbach, this is a play that delivers at a high-testosterone level. The language is harsh and realistic showing that the forces rallying against the little guy are as formidable as ever. Laboratory Theater of Florida presents Glengarry Glen Ross through May 3. Located at 1634 Woodford in Fort Myers, tickets are available at www. laboratorytheaterflorida.com or by calling 218-0481. Michael Hennessey, Joel Hawkins and Scott Carpenter


17 THE RIVER APRIL 25, 2014 Tournament For Kids A SuccessOn Saturday, April 12, golfers lined up their carts at the newly renovated Shell Point Golf course to benefit the children of the Gladiolus Center. It was a bright and sunny day. Some of the families and their children came out to wave to the golfers as they went out to the green to begin the shotgun scramble. This was the inaugural Tee It Up Fore Kids golf scramble. The inaugural sponsors of were The Masiello Family Foundation, Frank Phillips/Merrill Lynch, Ed Roach, John and Judy Mauer, and Jose R. Zozaya. Scanlon Acura/Lexus provided the car to be awarded for a hole-in-one and BMW awarded prizes to the woman and man who came closest to the hole on one of the greens. Twenty-five businesses and individuals stepped up to be hole sponsors and Municipal Supply and Signs of Naples donated all the signs for the course. Breakfast was donated by Perkins, Costco, The Bagel Factory and Publix. Jasons Deli provided lunch and the local Coca Cola distributor donated drinks. Many local businesses also contributed prizes for the raffle and auction. Over $20,000 was raised to help the children and their families who attend the Gladiolus Center, which serves low income families as a childcare facility, school and after-school program. The winners: Pam Lemon, Lynda Muench, Cory Warther and Frank Phillips Ann Barney, Kay Swift, Barb Lombardo and Marcia Lopata Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER APRIL 25, 201418 Lakes Regional Library ProgramsNext months roster of activities at Lakes Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults English Caf 6 p.m. Mondays, May 5, 12 and 19 Practice your English with English Caf, a free, conversation session for adult ESOL and ESL students. Each 90-minute session provides adult learners an opportunity to practice speaking English with native speakers. Participants may start at any time. Advanced registration is not necessary. Hurricane Seminar 2 p.m. Thursday, May 8 Not sure what to do if a hurricane is headed your way? Join Lee County Emergency Management to find out how to protect and prepare yourself, your home and pets during a hurricane. Book Discussion: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 20 Read and discuss this novel by New York Times bestselling author Karen Joy Fowler. Coming of age in middle America, 18-year-old Rosemary evaluates how her entire youth was defined by the presence and forced removal of an endearing chimpanzee who was secretly regarded as a family member and who Rosemary loved as a sister. Registration required. Registration is required. Children Preschool Lego Storytime 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 1 Calling all preschoolers and caregivers get ready to read, build and play at the library. This program will combine storytelling, music and building with LEGO DUPLO bricks for a fun new experience. This hands-on playtime will foster creativity and early literacy. For ages 2 to 5. Registration began April 10. Special Needs Storytime 10 a.m. Saturday, May 3 This storytime emphasizes books, music and sensory experiences designed for children with special needs. The librarys welcoming environment will create a positive experience for children. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver, who will be an active participant in the program. Class size is limited to 10 children, plus their parents or caregivers. For children from 3 to 12 years old with special needs. Registration begins three weeks prior to event. Reading Academy 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 7, 14 and 21 The library will bring out the mini drawing boards for this interactive event. Join the fun each week with new stories and activities. This program is designed for children who can read and write. Sponsored by the Friends of Lakes Regional Library. For grades 1 to 5. Registration is required and begins one week prior to event. Drop-In Mothers Day Card Making Craft 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 9 Drop by the library and make a Mothers Day card to thank mom for all that she does. While supplies last. Sponsored by the Friends of Lakes Regional Library. For ages 2 to 12. No registration necessary. Kids Read Down Fines 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Bring your library card with you. Your library card or library card number is required in order to access your account. Baby And Me! 10 a.m. Monday, May 12 This special interactive program is a play-date designed just for babies and their caregivers. Come discover lots of new fun literacy activities, rhymes and even a craft that you and your baby can continue to enjoy at home. For ages up to 23 months. Sponsored by the Friends of Lakes Regional Library. Registration began April 21. Read Around America: Midwest Adventures 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13 Take a trip to the Midwest through exciting books, games and crafts. Kids will explore the culture and attractions as well as learn what makes the Midwest region truly remarkable. Perfect for homeschoolers or anyone who loves this area of the country. For grades K to 5. Sponsored by the Friends of Lakes Regional Library. Registration began April 22. Teens Kids Read Down Fines 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Bring your library card with you. Your library card or library card number is required in order to access your account. Make A Vision Board 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 12 Create a visual reminder of personal goals and dreams with a vision board. Magazines will be provided for this fun collage craft. Registration is not required but the program is limited to 24 participants. The Lakes Regional Library is located at 15290 Bass Road in Fort Myers. For more information about a program or to register, call the library at 533-4000. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.leelibrary.net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. Fort Myers Regional Library ProgramsNext months roster of activities at Fort Myers Regional Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the public: Adults How To Apply For A Habitat For Humanity Home 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 15 Location: Meeting Room AB Get started on the path to a new home. Habitat For Humanity representative Tanya Soholt will offer instructions and information on applying for affordable housing through the Habitat program. May Beadwork 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 16 Location: Meeting Room CD Wow your friends with this lovely beaded treasure. All materials supplied. Registration is required. Small Business Series: Overview Of Doing Business With The Federal Government 1 p.m. Monday, May 19 Location: Meeting Room AB Geared toward current small businesses, this program provides an overview of contracting, grants and pricing. Learn how to take the mystery out of doing business with the federal government and go after government contracts. Registration is required. Cards For Everyday Use 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 20 Location: Meeting Room CD Make general purpose cards that will be a delight to share with friends and family. Try new techniques, have fun and take home great cards to send. All materials supplied. Registration is requested. Book Discussion: Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross Noon Wednesday, May 21 Location: Main Library Building Conference Room Historical Fiction can span time and distance. You never know where (or when) our book discussion selections will take you. Registration is required. Family Baby-Parent Rhyme Time 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, May 15 and 22 Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby. These rhymes and songs are 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 Reading Academy 4 p.m. Tuesdays, May 6, 13, 20 and 27 Reading, spelling, puppets and games! Get a reading boost at this fun-filled program. For grades K to 5. Children participating are expected to know how to read and write. Sponsored by the Friends of the Fort Myers Library. Registration is required. Kids Read Down Fines 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, May 12 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Bring your library card with you. Your library card or library card number is required in order to access your account. Teens Fort Myers Library Teen Chess Club 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 7 Enjoy chess? Come to the Teen area and hang out with new friends and play a game of chess. Open to kids of all ages to play. No registration is needed. Space is limited. Bring a chess board or use one of the librarys. Kids Read Down Fines 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, May 12 Children and teens can earn a $2 coupon for every 15 minutes of reading, during the allotted time. A total of $8 per day may be earned. For ages 18 and younger. Coupons may be applied to cards issued to patrons age 18 and under only. Bring your library card with you. Your library card or library card number is required in order to access your account. Perler Beads To The Max! 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 14 Perler Beads are an awesome accessory. Use hot glue, Perler Beads, your imagination and a little skill to create a pair of sunglasses that is as individual as you are. Or bring in your favorite ear buds and decorate them. The craft is for teens only! Register online. Board Games 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 28 Teens, school is over so get together and play some games at the library! No registration is required. Come hang out, pick a favorite board game and relax. The fun is on us. 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 the library at 533-4600. A sign language interpreter is available with five business days notice to library staff. Check the Lee County Library Systems website at www.leelibrary.net to find out about programs at other locations. Call the host library, or Telephone Reference at 479-INFO (4636), for more information about a specific program. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


19 THE RIVER APRIL 25, 2014 AppleJuiceOS X 10.9 Mavericksby Carol Rooksby Weidlich, President, SWACKSLate in 2013, Apple introduced their new operating system called Mavericks for the iMac (mid 2007 or newer), MacBook (late 2008 Aluminum, Early 2009 or newer), MacBook Pro (mid/2007 or newer), MacBook Air (late 2008 or newer), Mac mini (early 2009 or newer), MacPro (early 2008 or newer) and Xserve (early 2009). To check whether you can upgrade to this free operating system upgrade, check the details about your Mac model by clicking the Apple icon at the top left of your screen. Choose About this Mac, then More Info. Check to see what version of OS X your Mac is running, which will be listed below your serial number. You can upgrade from earlier operating systems, Snow Leopard (10.6.8), Lion (10.7) or Mountain Lion (10.8). To download this upgrade, click on the Mac App Store icon on your Mac, download the OS X Mavericks and your Mac does the rest. If you do not have broadband access, you can make an appointment with the Genius Bar at your local Apple Retail Store for assistance. Mavericks has added over 200 new features and capabilities, along with powerful technology to power your Mac. Features include greater accessibility; automation enhancements; a new streamlined calendar app that includes calculation of travel time, weather information and maps; client management with advanced passcode policies; contacts sports a new look, includes maps and improved Google contacts support; core technology improvements; enhanced dictation functions; new Finder options; iBooks is now on your desktop; iCloud keychain with advanced security settings; ability to connect to LinkedIn; Mac App Store improvements for downloads, installations and upgrades; an updated mail application; maps application allows you to plan your trip on your Mac and send directions to your iPhone; use multiple displays running full-screen apps on each screen and using AirPlay with Apple TV allows you to use your HDTV as a second display; a new notifications center gives you multiple options; improved annotations can be found in Preview; reminders has more sorting options including a Today reminder list; Safari, Apples web browser updates include third party data blocking, a smart Safari plug-in prevents wasting power; screen sharing allows you to use multi-touch gestures; upgraded security; sharing offers file, photo and video updates; tags can be used in documents, the Finder sidebar, search for items by tags; and lastly, new fonts, languages, export options, dictionaries, new apps in Launchpad, power information in your battery menu and activity monitor. For more information, visit www.apple.com/osx/whats-new/ features.html#accessibility to see more information on these features. South West Florida Apple Computer Knowledge Society or SWACKS. For more information, visit www.swacks. org. Food Bank Helps Feed Furry Friends Winn-Dixie has launched the first PAWS Feed The Love community donation program to benefit area food banks and non-profit partners dedicated to eliminating hunger for pets in their local communities. It is awful to imagine, but there are many people with limited financial means who face a difficult dilemma each week: feed themselves or feed their pets, said Rondel Hartwell, director of community involvement and charitable giving for Winn-Dixie. Each year, we dedicate countless resources to our area food partners to help feed the hungry. In the month of April, we want to do a little more for our furry friends. Now through Tuesday, April 29, Winn-Dixie customers can purchase a $5 pre-packaged bag of pet food with their Winn-Dixie Reward Card or give a monetary donation of their choice at any store register. Each bag contains a weeks worth of dry and canned packages of PAWS Premium, Winn-Dixies own brand of high-quality, nutritious cat and dog food. For every bag purchased, WinnDixie customers will receive an additional five cents per gallon in fuelperks! Rewards, Winn-Dixies program that saves customers money on gas just for buying groceries. The Harry Chapin Food Bank will distribute the cat and dog food to partner agencies that, along with operating food pantries for families, also provide emergency food for pets. Lecture On Pakistan, AfghanistanThe Academy of Lifelong Learning welcomes Professor Adrian Kerr for The Story of Pakistan and Afghanistan, which will be offered on Tuesday, May 6 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community. Kerr will lead the group through the history and colorful cultures of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Although they are often overshadowed by their neighbors the giant India to their south, and Iran to their north Pakistan and Afghanistan remain two of the most enigmatic countries that have emerged into high profile as a result of the post-9/11 conflicts in the Middle East. Tickets for this class are $10 each and can be purchased by calling 489-8472. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. To learn more about Shell Point Retirement Community, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131. Adrian Kerr Dress For Success Joins With Law Firms To Aid Jobless WomenDress for Success SW Florida is partnering with Law Suits, a sponsorship program that gives the legal community an opportunity to transform disadvantaged women into empowered professionals. Dress for Success solves the catch-22 that confronts such women trying to enter the workforce: without a job how can you afford a suit? Without a suit, how can you get a job? A law firms Law Suit sponsorship provides one or more women with a complete suit and accessories, including shoes, handbag or briefcase, jewelry and a scarf. The Civil Suit sponsorship provides a complete wardrobe of up to 15 pieces of clothing plus accessories to wear on the job. Different levels of sponsorships and information on clothing drives are available. Call Mary McDonough, business development manager, at 689-4992 or email Mary@ dfsswflorida.org. I was an unemployed paralegal student without an income and needed to support my family. Thanks to the support of Dress for Success, I had the confidence to succeed, landed a job and went on to law school, said Trish Ryan, a graduate of Dress for Success. In 2013, I passed the Florida Bar exam and recently opened my own law firm. For information on Dress for Success SW Florida located at 12995 S. Cleveland Avenue, Suite 153, Fort Myers, email swflorida@dressforsuccess.org, call 689-4992 or visit www.DressForSuccess.org/swflorida. Riders Wanted For Charity Poker RunOn Saturday, May 3, more than 100 motorcycle riders are expected to participate in the 2nd annual Lyle McCreary Memorial Poker Run. McCreary, a former employee of Parr Moto and towering figure in the local riding community, lost his battle with cancer in 2011. Money raised during the ride to remember Lyle and all those affected by cancer will benefit Hope Hospice. All riders will meet at The Hut in Buckingham for an optional breakfast beginning at 8:30 a.m. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and kickstands go up at 10:30 a.m. From there, riders will then continue on to the Fort Myers Brewery in Gateway, Rustys Raw Bar in Estero, the Royal Scoop in Bonita Springs and end at Pinchers Tiki Hut on Fort Myers Beach (located behind the Wyndham Garden Hotel). Along the way, riders will draw cards as part of the poker run. In addition, they can also win prizes by participating in a cornhole toss at the brewery and a dart throw at Rustys. At the final stop, Pinchers Tiki Hut, riders will enjoy food and live music, participate in a raffle and determine the best poker hand drawn during the run. To make this charity event a success, Parr Moto is seeking prize donations from area businesses and greater participation in the poker run from riders and non-riders alike. To donate a prize for the raffle, contact Dana Parr at 866772-1381 ext. 225 or at danaparr@parrmoto.com. To donate to Hope Hospice in the name of Lyle McCreary, go to www. hopehospice.org/donate and click on the butterfly prompt that reads Donate Now. Be sure to fill out the tribute information at the bottom of the donations page. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732


THE RIVER APRIL 25, 201420 Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Sponsors Mobile PantryThe Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis sponsored a mobile food pantry with the Harry Chapin Food Bank on April 5 at the Suncoast Estates Community Center in North Fort Myers. The project was in conjunction with Kiwanis One Day, which is a day that the entire Kiwanis family Kiwanis Kids, Builders Club, Key Club, CKI, Aktion Club and Kiwanis clubs across the world joins forces for a large-scale service project. The mobile food pantry impacted 269 households with a total of 10,477 pounds of food distributed. The Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis and the Harry Chapin Food Bank brought the food right to the residents of Suncoast Estates, including fresh vegetables, grains, non-perishables and chicken. Residents were identified and pre-registered by the Suncoast Estates Community Center to ensure the food was going to those most in need. According to Feeding Americas 2010 study, 63 percent of client households in Southwest Florida lack access to nutritious food and adequate amounts of it, as opposed to 46 percent statewide and 36 percent nationally. Studies have shown that low-income families are the first to be impacted by a recession, and the last to recover, said Kim Berghs, volunteer center manager for the United Way of Lee, Henry, Glades and Okeechobee counties and member of the Fort Myers MetroMcGregor Kiwanis Club. People were very friendly, appreciative, and it gave Kiwanis an opportunity to connect with the community, added club member Barbara Hartman, It was awesome to bring such good, healthy food to those residents. The Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club is looking for more service-minded individuals and business professionals who would like to make a direct impact on the community through volunteering. Meetings are held every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in Fort Myers. For details on joining the Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club, call club president Harris Segel at 939-4027 or email harris@pampered-pooch.com. The Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club can be found on Facebook or online at www. metro-mcgregor.com. Barbara Hartman, Shea Cunningham and Heather Chouinard distribute food to the Suncoast community Kiwanis member Everett Shell collects registered participants vouchers Members of the Metro-McGregor Kiwanis sponsored and executed a mobile food pantry Members of the Metro-McGregor Kiwanis work to pack and distribute food during the mobile food pantry on April 5 Matthew Toomey packs and unloads chicken from a Harry Chapin Food Bank truckChihuahua Dress-Up ContestFort Myers best-dressed Chihuahuas will take center stage May 4 at Fleamasters in the second annual Chihuahua Contest Registration starts at 11 a.m. and the contest is at 1:30 p.m. There will be a performance by the Calendar Girls dance team at noon. The event serves a dual purpose: to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, and one of our favorite spunky little dogs. Dress up and enter your pint-sized pup, said Linda Steele, Fleamasters marketing director. Whether fancy, wild, funky, or a mix of styles, this contest is your Chihuahuas chance to strut its stuff. Its a guaranteed good time for spectators and contestants. According to the American Kennel Club, The Chihuahuas history is shrouded in mystery, but some believe he originated from the Fennec Fox, a very small animal with big eyes and ears. The breed derives its name from the Mexican State of Chihuahua. A Chihuahua does not need to be AKC-registered or even a purebred to enter the contest. But the dog must look like a Chihuahua to win. Registration is $10 per dog. All contestants can receive freebies and a T-shirt for the dog owner. Dogs and their costumes will be judged on originality, creativity and overall appearance. Owners can add to the fun by dressing themselves up, as well. The Grand Champion, first, second and third place winners will take home rosette ribbons and prize baskets of dog treats and gift certificates for market stores. Visit fleamall.com for more contest information. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


21 THE RIVER APRIL 25, 2014 School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My 5-year-old daughter is extremely shy in front of adults including her preschool teachers, although she is fine with my husband and me, siblings, grandparents and other children. In fact, she is often a leader with other children. The problem is that she will not speak to adults in her environment. She does obey them and follows directions, but there is no communication from her. Her preschool teachers have been very patient with her and very understanding and I thought she would grow out of this, but I cant imagine that once she goes to kindergarten, things will go well for her if she continues not to talk to adults. Erin N., Fort Myers Beach Erin, You are facing a challenge with your daughter. Her difficulty initiating social interactions with a specific group of people (i.e. adults) is often associated with selective mutism (SM). Selective mutism (formerly known as elective mutism) usually happens during childhood. A child with SM does not speak in certain situations, like at school, but speaks at other times, like at home or with friends. SM often starts before a child is 5 years old and is usually first noticed when the child starts school. There is some good research on SM and the most recent studies indicate on SM have now led us to better understand SM as an anxiety disorder and/or social phobia disorder. For many kids with SM, their anxiety may go beyond the ability to speak and even affect their ability to nonverbally engage with other people. Many parents of children who have an SM diagnosis describe feeling confused by what appears to be a deliberate difference of who their child speaks to or not. Psychologists from the SM Program at the Child Mind Institute typically list three variables that can affect a childs ability to speak, people, places and situations and state that kids with SM will verbalize to different degrees across these three variables. So perhaps then it is not such a surprise that she becomes the leader when shes with a group of kids. However, it is important to understand that just because she feels comfortable socializing when shes around people her own age it does not rule out SM. It is very important for you to contact a professional who can properly assess your daughter, determine a diagnosis and initiate treatment. You may want to start with a referral from your family doctor. The good news is that behavioral treatment is very effective in treating children with SM. Most school personnel have some familiarity with SM and can help with her treatment as she enters kindergarten. Research indicates that the earlier the intervention is provided the better response a child is likely to have to treatment. For more background and in-depth information on SM visit the American Speech-Language Hearing Associations website at www.asha.org/public/speech/ disorders/selectivemutism/#causes. Ms. Greggs is adjunct faculty at Edison State College where she teaches psychology and education courses. She is also Nationally Certified School Psychologist and consultant for School Consultation Services, a private educational consulting company. Questions for publication may be addressed to smgreggs@gmail.com. Not all questions submitted can be addressed through this publication. Fundraiser To Support Science FairThe Fort Myers Kiwanis Club will conduct a Kool Science fundraiser on Thursday, May 8 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at The Edison restaurant, located at 3583 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. Proceeds from the event will help to fund the Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Science and Engineering Fair. The Kool Science event will include buffet dinner and silent auction. Tickets are $58 per person or $464 for a table of eight, and must be purchased in advance at www.koolscienceevent.com or by contacting kiwanisdonna@gmail.com by May 1. The Fort Myers Kiwanis Club annually supports the Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Science and Engineering Fair by providing volunteer staff and fundraising to pay in excess of $15,000 for travel expenses of winners to the state and international competitions, scholarships, trophies and other awards at the local level. The fair is tied to the Edison Festival of Light Celebration, and more than 20,000 middle school and high school students in Lee and Charlotte counties participate each year. In addition to learning about their specific project, students learn logic, scientific method, organizational skills, creativity and presentation skills, said Nathan Fred Shaw of the Fort Myers Kiwanis Club, We are counting on the public to help support our fundraisers or become a sponsor to keep the fair going for our local students. The Fort Myers Kiwanis Club is a community service organization that meets every Wednesday at noon at Kiwanis Hall located at 2nd Street and Woodford Avenue. For more information on the club or the Kool Science event, e-mail Nathan Fred Shaw at nathanfmkiwanis@gmail.com or call 297-1551. To advertise in The River Weekly News Call 415-7732 Gearing Up For The Largest Big Backpack EventLeonardo Garcia, founder of The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida, announce the event committee for the 15th annual Big Backpack Event. Celebrating 15 years and 30,000 smiles in 2014, the committee is gearing up for their biggest event ever. They are setting the bar high and hope to raise necessary funds to serve 2,500 deserving Lee County students in need with a new backpack and supplies to start the 2014-15 school year with confidence and pride. Its the dedicated support of our event committee that makes this outreach event such a success each year, said Leonardo Garcia. In our first year we served 100 students, then 500, 1,000 and 2,000-plus in consecutive years, but with the vision and tireless efforts of our committee we will have served more than 30,000 students in need in our 15th year. The 2014 Big Backpack event committee chairs and members are Leonardo Garcia and Holly A. Bell are event and sponsorship co-chairs; Connie RamosWilliams will serve as media chair; Jack Pohlman, treasurer; Evelyn Rivera, entertainment chair; Ingrid Molina, volunteer chair; Felicita Sanyet, church outreach chair; Javier Fuller, security chair; Holly A. Bell and April Ketron, vendor cochairs; Rick Williams at school supply chair and Dr. Ruthie Lohmeyer and Ronda Amaya, schools co-chairs. The event committee also includes Dr. Robert J. Brueck, Kenny Dobson, Sue Robbins, Vanessa Cardona, Maribel Sanchez, Beth A. Gedde, Lila Gutstein and Steven Orozco. The Big Backpack Event is free to the community and will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 27 at the Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. Guests will enjoy live multicultural youth entertainment on the main stage, including hip-hop, salsa and Irish step dance. There will be inflatable bounce houses and slides, face painting, a bookmobile, giveaways and vendors. In addition, kids will receive free haircuts, eye exams and fingerprinting. In its first year, approximately 200 people attended the event, serving 100 children in need with back-to-school supplies and backpacks. The Multicultural Centre expects to serve 2,500 or more children aged five to 12 this year. In 15 years, the event will have served 30,000 needy students with school supplies and backpacks and near 300,000 parents and children with valuable educational and wellness services, multicultural entertainment and plenty of fun. As the need in our community grows, the Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida is pleased to step up to serve more children than ever before. Helping young people achieve success while celebrating diversity in the community is extremely gratifying for all of us involved, Garcia said. For more information on how to become an event sponsor, adopt a student, vendor or volunteer, email info@ multiculturalcentre.org or visit www.multiculturalcentre.org. Komen Grant Recipients AnnouncedAt a celebratory luncheon held on April 10 that set the tone with Pharrell Williams Happy, Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced the recipients of 10 grants to non-profit organizations providing education, screening, treatment and support to the medically underserved in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The grant award ceremony took place at a luncheon at Vi at Bentley Village. The grant application process ended in February for programs taking place from April 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015. Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds raised by the affiliate remain at the local level, one of the factors enabling non-profit organizations in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties to benefit from the grant distribution. The 2014 grantees are: Cancer Alliance of Naples $33,395 Family Health Centers $62,797 Healthcare Network of SWFL $53,372 Lee Memorial Regional Cancer Center $90,840 Lymphedema Resources $28,230 NCH Healthcare System $89,835 Neighborhood Health Clinic $27,081 Partners For Breast Cancer Care $90,807 Friendship Centers $9,175 Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Health Clinic $64,468 The $550,000 allocation signified a milestone for the local affiliate; more than $6 million has been given back to the community and more than $2 million to research since the inception of Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida in 2002. The top fundraising teams, volunteers and sponsors were also recognized at the luncheon. We are very happy, said Charlie Myrick, executive director of Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida. For us, this is the best day of the year. We get to put the dollars back into our community to expand education, screening, treatment and support throughout Southwest Florida. For additional information on the grants allocation, the luncheon or Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida, visit www.komenswfl.org or call 498-0016.


THE RIVER APRIL 25, 201422 Top 10 Real Estate SalesCourtesy of Royal Shell Real Estate Development City Year BuiltSquare FootageListing Price Selling Price Days On Market St. Charles HarbourFort Myers 1991 6,722 $3,335,000 $3,000,000 568 Tuscany Isle Bonita Springs 2004 5,429 $2,495,000 $2,000,000 293 Bay Creek Bonita Springs 1996 4,621 $1,499,900 $1,365,000 879 Woodsedge Bonita Springs 2006 3,400 $1,349,000 $1,275,000 48 Orchid RidgeBonita Springs 2001 3,635 $1,250,000 $1,168,000 6 Volterra Miromar Lakes 2007 3,092 $1,295,000 $1,133,000 438 Ravista Bonita Springs 2003 3,339 $979,000 $917,000 372 Catalpa Cove Fort Myers 2011 4,552 $974,900 $915,000 171 Oak Knoll Fort Myers 2003 3,822 $999,000 $900,000 78 Sanctuary Bonita Springs 1991 3,189 $995,000 $860,000 30 Financial FocusObserve Tax Freedom Day By Making Tax-Smart Investmentsby Jennifer BaseyYou didnt see it on your calendar, but Tax Freedom Day fell on April 21 this year. So, why not mark the occasion by beginning to look for ways to become a taxsmart investor? Tax Freedom Day, calculated annually by the Tax Foundation, is the day on which Americans have earned enough money to pay this years federal, state and local taxes. Of course, Tax Freedom Day is something of a fiction, because most people pay their taxes throughout the year, via their paychecks. Furthermore, as famed Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., said: Taxes are what we pay for civilized society. When you pay taxes, you help fund public education, the police, the fire department, food inspection, college scholarships and many other elements of society. Nonetheless, you may want to use the concept of Tax Freedom Day to find ways to reduce the taxes associated with your investments. Here are some suggestions: Boost your 401(k) contributions. Your 401(k) contributions are typically made with pre-tax dollars, so the more you put in, the lower your taxable income. (Some employers allow a Roth option, under which you can make posttax contributions.) In 2014, you can put in up to $17,500 to a 401(k) or similar plan, such as a 403(b) or 457(b), and if you are 50 or older, you can contribute an additional $5,500. Fully fund your IRA. No matter which type of IRA you have traditional or Roth you will gain some valuable tax benefits. With a Roth IRA, your contributions are not deductible, but your earnings can grow tax free, provided you dont start taking withdrawals until you are 59and youve had your IRA for at least five years. If you own a traditional IRA, your earnings can grow tax-deferred, and your contributions may be deductible, depending on your income level. So, similar to a 401(k), the more you put in to your traditional IRA, the lower your taxable income may be. In 2014, you can contribute up to $5,500 to an IRA, or $6,500 if you are 50 or older. Contribute to a college savings plan. Many college savings plans offer some type of tax advantage. For example, if you contribute to a 529 plan, your earnings can grow tax free, provided all withdrawals are only used to help pay qualified higher education expenses (529 plan distributions not used for qualified expenses may be subject to federal and state income tax and a 10 percent IRS penalty). Furthermore, your 529 plan contributions may be deductible from your state taxes. Avoid excessive buying and selling. If you are constantly buying and selling investments, you may find it taxing, because short-term gains (gains on assets owned for less than one year) will be taxed at your ordinary income tax rate, which could be as high as 39.6 percent (and you may also be subject to a 3.8 percent Medicare surtax). However, if you hold your investments longer than a year before selling them, youll pay the more favorable long-term capital gains rate, which will likely be 15 or 20 percent, depending on your income, though you might still be assessed the Medicare surtax. Tax Freedom Day is here, and then its gone. But by taking the steps described above, you may be able to brighten your tax picture for years to come. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. May Caregivers Support MeetingsThe Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center offers monthly support group meetings for caregivers throughout Lee County and neighboring areas. The caregivers support group meetings include an opportunity for caregivers to meet others who are facing similar challenges and to learn more about Alzheimers disease and effective coping strategies. Select meeting locations feature a guest speaker as well as an informal time for sharing. Fort Myers Tuesday, May 13 at 2 p.m., Broadway Community Church, 3309 Broadway Ave, 437-3007. Wednesday, May 14 at 9:45 a.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 9065 Ligon Court, 437-3007. Wednesday, May 28 at 9:45 a.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 9065 Ligon Court, 437-3007. Wednesday, May 21 at 10 a.m., Fort Myers Congregational United, Church of Christ, 8210 College Parkway, 4373007. Tuesday, May 27 at 2 p.m., Riverside Church of Fort Myers, 8660 Daniels Parkway, 437-3007. Thursday, May 15 at 6:15 p.m., Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, 12468 Brantley Commons Court, 4373007. North Fort Myers Thursday, May 22 at 2 p.m., Pine Lakes Country Club, 10200 Pine Lakes Blvd., 3.5 miles north of The Shell Factory on U.S. 41, 437-3007. Cape Coral Thursday, May 1 at 2 p.m. Gulf Coast Village, 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd., 4373007. Thursday, May 15 at 2 p.m., Gulf Coast Village, 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd., 437-3007. Pine Island Thursday, May 1 at 10:30 a.m. Pine Island United Methodist 5701 Pine Island Road, Bokeelia, 437-3007. Lehigh Acres Monday, May 5 at 2 p.m. Lehigh Acres United Way House., 201 Plaza Drive, Suite 3, 437-3007. Monday, May 19 at 2 p.m., Lehigh Acres United Way House, 201 Plaza Drive, Suite 3, 437-3007. Bonita Springs Monday, May 12 at 2 p.m., The Terraces at Bonita Springs, 26455 S. Tamiami Trail, 437-3007. Sanibel Wednesday, May 28 at 1:30 p.m., Sanibel Congregational United, Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way, 4373007. Labelle Wednesday, May 7 at 1 p.m., First Christian Church, 89 Ford Avenue, 4373007. Punta Gorda Thursday, May 8 at 2 p.m., The Palms of Punta Gorda, 2295 Shreve Street, 437-3007. Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


23 THE RIVER APRIL 25, 2014 deaRPharmacistWhat Everyone Should Know About Estrogen by Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: I started bioidentical hormones thanks to you, and feel dramatically better. I cant convince my sister who still takes a prescription estrogen drug from horse urine. What can I tell her since she wont switch medicines? TW, Decatur, Illinois Forget the horse urine if you can, the bigger problem with estrogen is their by-products! Most doctors agree, the human body preferentially breaks down estrogen hormone into cancer-promoting by-products (termed metabolites) instead of anti-cancer metabolites. This is more apt to happen if you tax your liver with a poor diet, household chemicals and other toxins. Your liver is always on overdrive and it has to break down the estrogen that you take, eat or make. When I say take, I mean take as medicine; when I say eat, I mean eat from commercial meats or drink from plastic water bottles with BPA and when I say make, I mean the estrogen hormone that men and women naturally produce. As women, we make estrogen for years (or take it or eat it). Men with prostate problems can benefit from what Im about to say too. The goal for all of us is to create more of the safer estrogen by-products, and less of the harmful by-products. Heres how to do that: Methionine This dietary supplement supports pancreatic health, so I often recommend it for people who drink alcohol. Methionine provides sulfur (not to be confused with sulfa drugs) so it acts as a cellular cleanser. We call methionine a methyl donor because it literally donates methyl groups for a biochemical reaction in your body that rids you of poisons and harmful estrogen by-products. Foods that donate methyl groups are good for you like beets, broccoli, leafy greens and sunflower seeds. Methylcobalamin This over-the-counter form of vitamin B12 reduces nerve pain and helps spark energy. It provides that methyl group I mentioned above which clears poisons from your body. Its this specific methylcobalamin form of B12 that helps you, so read labels before purchasing. If you take a drug mugger of B12, you may need more than the dosage recommended on the label, but ask your doctor if thats okay. Antacids, some diabetes medications, certain cholesterol binding medicines and alcohol wipe out your stash. Calcium D-Glucarate This supplement is not the same as plain calcium. Toxins and carcinogens have to combine with water-soluble substances to leave your body so this one combines with estrogen to help it get out. Folks with cancer often have high levels of a bad enzyme, B-glucuronidase, and low levels of a protective substance called D-glucaric acid. This is yet another benefit to taking calcium D-glucarate supplements. Iodine Deficiency of this protective mineral is common in women with fibrocystic breast pain and breast cancer. Iodine is essential for you to produce thyroxine thyroid hormone, plus iodine has broad antifungal and antimicrobial benefits. It helps you make safer forms of estrogen.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. Meals On Wheels Needs Drivers And VolunteersCommunity Cooperative is in need of volunteer drivers for its Meals On Wheels program as seasonal residents head back north. Unfortunately we see this every year at this time, said Tracey Galloway, CEO of Community Cooperative. We are so thankful for the wonderful seasonal residents who volunteer their time with us each winter, but we are at a critical point in needing volunteers to help us pack and deliver meals through the summer months so our seniors dont go hungry. Community Cooperative serves more than 400 homebound seniors and more than 8,000 meals each month through its Meals On Wheels program. The agency relies solely on volunteer drivers to cover its current 30 routes across Lehigh Acres, Cape Coral, Estero, Fort Myers and North Fort Myers. With seven convenient pick-up locations across Lee County, an average Meals On Wheels route has 15 customers and takes approximately two hours to complete. Children are welcome to volunteer as well with adult supervision. Community Cooperative has a variety of opportunities for volunteering within the organization. If volunteers are part of a company, church or organization, they and their co-workers can adopt a route and volunteer together. Community Cooperative currently has several businesses that enlist their employees to volunteer and share a volunteer position.If a person doesnt have the time resources available, they could consider supporting the Meals On Wheels program with a monetary donation, said Galloway. One hundred twenty five dollarts per month sponsors one senior for the month and $1,500 sponsors a senior for a year. The Meals On Wheels home delivered meal program delivers hot, nutritious and well-balanced meals weekday mornings, including extras for the weekend, to Lee County residents who are elderly, ill or disabled and are unable to shop or prepare their own food. Drivers provide daily nutrition and contact for homebound residents regardless of their ability to pay. Meals On Wheels drivers must have current drivers license and insurance. For more information, contact Jen Larsen by email at Jen@ CCMILeeCounty.com or call 332-7687, ext. 7112. For more information about Community Cooperative or to donate, go to www.ccmileecounty.com. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, My aunt is trying hard to stay independent. She receives so much junk mail, containing what looks like real checks, that I am becoming very concerned for her safety. Once, she was scammed by a painting contractor who demanded payment up front, then did not do the work, so she has reason to be afraid. She says she receives so many phone calls and people coming to her front door, all trying to sell services, that she is getting very fearful. I am becoming very concerned for her welfare. What do you suggest she do? Regina Dear Regina, There seems to be a growing segment of people ready and waiting to scam all people, especially the elderly. If your aunt is living alone in an isolated place, she will certainly be a target. She could consider moving to an apartment in a gated community, where there is a degree of protection. Buy her an answering machine and show her how to screen calls. Try to tell her to ignore the junk mail or try to have it stopped, and tell her not to open the front door unless she knows the person calling. Lizzie Dear Regina, Scam artists are very good at what they do. Once they have someones number and believe them to be vulnerable, they can be relentless. It is my understanding that scam artists are very difficult to locate and even if they are located and put out of business, 20 more will take their place. So the best defense is consumer knowledge and protection. Call your local attorney generals office. Talk with the staff responsible for consumer protection. Where I live, the attorney generals office is very active in education and protection of consumers. I suggest you contact your local office for assistance. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Beach Front Home on Sanibel Captiva: Beautiful Home with 3,600 sq. ft., 5 bed/bathrooms, one step away from the beach, property comes with a Guesthouse $ 5.900.000 Rare Opportunity on Captiva Luxury Two Story Mansion Cape Coral: Magnificent Estate Home with 6,950 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, intersecting canal, wide waterfront Thomas Hopf Broker Isabella Rasi Realtor $ 2,590,000 1101 Periwinkle Way #105 Sanibel, FL 33957 Tel.: 239-209-1513 www.sanibelisland.evusa.com Sanibel: Magical unique pr operty built on 2.11 acres, directly on the Gulf of Mexico, with 3 bed/bathrooms and a private office. $ 3.900.000 $1.990.000


THE RIVER APRIL 25, 201424 College Honors Vets, Emergency WorkersEdison State College Veteran Affairs, The Office of Student Life and Armed Service Members Continuing Education, offered a pre-Memorial day tribute on April 16 on the Fort Myers Campus. Veterans, students, faculty and staff honored those who have served and who currently serve with a ceremonial presentation. Local veterans and first line responders were recognized during the ceremony, and WWII Colonel Bouchles was on hand to speak to those in attendance about his experiences. Students from Edison State College presented awards to Bouchles as well as to all the first line responders in attendance. The Korean War Veterans presented a check to the Edison State College Foundation Director Kevin Miller, to assist with scholarships for local veterans. A Color Guard presentation from Dunbar High School students opened the ceremony and the Riverdale High School JROTC students presented the Missing Man table display to honor those who are still missing in action. This event meant so much to our students, faculty and staff, said Denise Thompson, Veterans Affairs specialist for Edison State College. It was such an honor to offer this tribute to our veterans and first line responders, and humbling to speak to those who have and currently serve our great nation to protect our freedoms. For more information, visit www.edison.edu. WWII Veteran Colonial Bouchles Korean war veterans Riverdale High School presenting the Missing Man Table Fire fighters from South Trail Fire Department Dunbar High School Color Guard and Dallas Bel, a patriotic performer Cape Coral Police Department officers


My Stars FOR WEEK OF APRIL 28, 2014ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might need to do a bit more investigating before making a career move. You do best when you come armed with the facts. A personal matter still needs tending to. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your creativity plus your good business sense once more combine to give you an important advantage in a difficult workplace situation. An ally proves his or her loyalty. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Avoid rushing into something just because it offers a break from your usual routine. Take things a step at a time to be sure youre moving in the right direction. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Bouncing back from a disappointing incident isnt easy, but you should find a welcome turn of events emerging. Spend the weekend with someone special. LEO (July 23 to August 22) An incomplete project needs your attention before someone else takes it over and uses it to his or her advantage. Therell be lots of time for fun and games once you get it done. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Doubts involving a potential career change need to be resolved quickly so they dont get in the way when you feel youre finally ready to make the big move. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Looking to blame someone for a workplace problem could backfire if it turns out youve got the wrong culprit. Best to get more facts before acting on your assumptions. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Patience might still be called for until youre sure you finally have the full story that eluded you up till now. A trusted associate could offer valuable guidance. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Look into your recent behavior to see if you could have caused the coolness you might now be sensing from a loved one. If so, apologize and set things straight. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Easing up on your social activities allows you to focus more of your energies on a long-neglected personal matter. You can get back into party mode by the weekend. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A dispute with a colleague can be resolved peacefully once you both agree to be more flexible about the positions youve taken and allow for more open-minded discussions. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Volunteering to take on added responsibilities could be a risky way to impress the powers-that-be. Do it only if youre sure you wont be swept away by the extra workload. BORN THIS WEEK: Your sense of self-awareness allows you to make bold moves with confidence. On April 30, 1888, a hailstorm devastates the farming town of Moradabad, India, killing 230 people and thousands of farm animals. Most of the victims died instantly when hail the size of oranges rained down from the sky, striking them. On April 28, 1897, the Chickasaw and Choctaw, two of the Five Civilized Tribes, become the first to agree to abolish tribal government and communal ownership of land. By 1902, the other three tribes -the Cherokees, Seminoles and Creeks -followed suit, finally throwing open all of Indian Territory to white settlement. On May 4, 1916, Germany responds to a demand by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson by agreeing to limit its submarine warfare. However, on Feb. 1, 1917, Germany announced the resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare, and the United States formally entered World War I. On May 2, 1933, although accounts of an aquatic beast living in Scotlands Loch Ness date back 1,500 years, the modern legend of the Loch Ness Monster is born when a sighting makes local news. The Inverness Courier newspaper related an account of a local couple who claimed to have seen an enormous animal rolling and plunging on the surface. On May 1, 1941, months before its release, Orson Welles landmark film Citizen Kane begins generating such controversy that Radio City Music Hall refuses to show it. Citizen Kane, now revered as one of the greatest movies in history, made its debut at the smaller RKO Palace Theater and was a failure at the box office. On April 29, 1968, Hair, the now-famous tribal love-rock musical that introduced the era-defining song Aquarius, premieres on Broadway. Hair quickly became not just a smash-hit show, but a genuine cultural phenomenon. On May 3, 1980, 13-year-old Cari Lightner of Fair Oaks, Calif., is killed by a drunk driver while walking along a quiet road when the car swerves out of control and strikes her. Caris tragic death compelled her mother, Candy Lightner, to found the organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). It was physicist Albert Einstein who made the following sage observation: Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from that of their social environment. Unlike humans, birds see everything in focus all the time. You might be surprised to learn that the bagpipe did not originate in Scotland. This ancient instrument existed in Asia in the pre-Christian era. Those who study such things say that the Emperor Nero was a bagpiper, even performing publicly at Roman athletic events. Sharks have existed for 50 million years longer than trees. From ancient times in China up until the 19th century, the upper classes considered very long fingernails to be beautiful and a mark of distinction, indicating that one with such long nails never had to perform manual labor. Cracking was a problem with these long nails, though, as they sometimes were grown in excess of 2 inches long. To combat the problem, the ruling classes would wear special gold and silver covers on their nails. Even cows have best friends, and they will spend most of their time together. In a single year, your heart circulates about a million gallons of blood. You almost certainly have a Social Security number, but did you ever wonder what the numbers mean? The first three numbers indicate what part of the country you were in when you applied (or when your parents applied for you), the next two numbers are a code indicating the year of your application, and the last four numbers are considered to be your citizens number. I and the public know. / What all schoolchildren learn. / Those to whom evil is done. / Do evil in return. -W.H. Auden THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. SCIENCE: What is another word for molten rock below the Earths surface? 2. ANIMAL KINGDOM: How many toes does a hippopotamus have? 3. MEASUREMENTS: How many miles are run in a 5K (kilometer) footrace? 4. GEOGRAPHY: Where is the Ionian Sea? 5. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: How many colleges are housed at Oxford University? 6. ASTROLOGY: What is the symbol of the Gemini sign? 7. LITERATURE: Who wrote the novel Humboldts Gift? 8. MUSIC: In what year did singer Kelly Clarkson win the American Idol competition? 9. MOVIES: What Chevy Chase movie featured the tagline yule crack up? 10. ENTERTAINERS: What band is Ozzie Osbourne associated with? TRIVIA TEST 1. Magma 2. Four on each foot 3. 3.1 miles 4. Between southern Italy and Greece 5. 38 6. The twins 7. Saul Bellow 8. 2002 9. Christmas Vacation 10. Black Sabbath. ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER APRIL 25, 2014 SPORTS QUIZ 1. In 2013, Tampa Bays Matt Moore became the youngest A.L. left-hander (23) to start a season 8-0 since who? 2. Who was the last Pittsburgh Pirate to lead the N.L. in saves for a season? 3. In 2012, the Arizona Cardinals became the second team in NFL history to win their first four games, then lose their next six. Who was the first? 4. When was the last time before 2013 (Gonzaga) that a team not from the six major mens college basketball conferences was No. 1 in the final AP regular-season poll? 5. Gordie Howe (1,767) and Mark Messier (1,756) are one-two on the NHL list of most games played. Who is No. 3? 6. At the 2014 Winter Olympics, Norways Marit Bjoergen became the oldest woman (33 years, 324 days) to win an individual cross-country gold medal. Who had been the oldest? 7. In what year did golfer Tom Watson win his last PGA major? ANSWERS 1. Babe Ruth was 22 when he did it in 1917 for Boston. 2. Dave Giusti, with 30 saves in 1971. 3. The Philadelphia Eagles, in 1993. 4. UMass, in 1996. 5. Ron Francis, with 1,731 games. 6. Italys Stefania Belmondo won a gold medal in 2002 at 33 years, 27 days. 7. The 1983 British Open was the last of his eight major titles.


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answer on page 27 PUZZLE ANSWERS SUDOKU SCRAMBLERS FIND AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PANELS PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 27 THE RIVER APRIL 25, 2014 Landing a big sh from the beach can be hard on the sh. Dragging a sh up onto the sand if youre going to release it is not an option as it usually damages or kills the sh. Hold the sh in the water while you unhook it if youre going to release it. The less you can touch a sh before release the better for the sh. If you want a picture with the sh, support it as you lift it out of the water and do it quickly. Before releasing, revive the sh while holding it in the water; moving it slowly back and forth so water goes over its gills. The sh will let you know when its ready to swim off. Florida just recently changed the regulations on shing from shore. Florida residents as well as out of state visitors need a shing license to sh from shore. Shore Fishing:Don't Harm The Fishby Capt. Matt Mitchell To advertise in The River Weekly NewsCall 415-7732 FI S HIN G C HARTERLight Tackle Sport Fishing Tarpon Snook Red sh & More p CAPT. MAT CAPT. MAT T T MI MI TCHELL TCHELL USCG USCG Licensed Licensed & Insured & InsuredC: (239) 340-8651www.captmattmitchell.com email: captmattmitchell@aol.com CO MPUTER S COS METI CS MAGGIE BUTCHER 904 Lindgren Blvd. Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239-395-0978 / 317-509-6014 mbutcher@marykay.com Products: www.marykay.com/mbutcher Career information available Gift ideas available ALWAYS A GIFT WITH PURCHASE!


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CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIED DEADLINE FRIDAY AT NOON CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS CLASSIFIEDS 29 THE RIVER APRIL 25, 2014FOUNDPrescription sunglasses found in parking lot of Limetree Center on Wednesday, February 27. Claim at Island Sun newspaper, suite 2 in Limetree Center, or call 395-1213. NS 3/8 NC TFN LOST AND FOUND HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITYThe Sunshine Ambassador Program is a new and exciting volunteer opportunity offered at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida located within HealthPark Medical Center. The Sunshine Ambassadors will greet, assist and be a positive rst point of contact for patients, families and visitors entering the hospital. The Ambassadors also make a difference to families by providing educational and healthful resources to assist in GRANDparenting for GRANDchildren. We are currently seeking year-round volunteers to work one 4-hour shift Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:00pm to 4:00 pm. If you would be interested in learning more about this wonderful new opportunity, please contact Lisa Ellinwood, Volunteer Resources Coordinator at 239-343-5062 at the Golisano Childrens Hospital.NS 2/8 NC TFN PART TIME SALESThe Sanibel Bead Shop. Must have retail sales experience. Apply in store. 1101 Periwinkle Way. Open M-Sat 11-5 p.m.NS 4/11 CC TFN PERSON TO WORK AT SMALL RESORT AND MARINA Duties may include but not limited to Cleaning of Rental Boats, Pumping Gas, And Yard Work. Please Call 239-472-5800.NS 4/25 NC TFN HELP WANTEDFULL TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/BOX OFFICE STRAUSS THEATER Bene ts, Paid Tolls. This position oversees the box-of ce activities and will also assist in administration needs of the theater manager. Previous box of ce experience desirable along with good computer and organizational skills. Send resume + references to Melanie Angelino, mangelino@bigarts.org No phone calls, EOE. HOUSE MANAGER, BIG ARTS F/T SEASONAL, P/T OFF SEASON This position oversees front of house activities during events, trains and supervises volunteers, and manages performer hospitality. Nights and weekends required in season. Experience working with volunteers desirable, along with basic computer skills. Send resume and references to Jessica Baxter, jbaxter@bigarts.org No phone calls, EOE.NS 4/25 BM 4/25 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 GOLD RECORDS24k Rock n Roll Gold Record framed displays, limited editions with certi cates of authenticity: The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon. Priced $91 to $250. Call 239-849-0907.NS 4/25 CC 5/2 COLLECTABLES FOR SALEPHOTO SESSIONGIFT CERTIFICATE FROM L3 BEACH PHOTO. ONE SESSION UP TO 5 PEOPLE VALUE $175. SELL FOR $125. Call 239-699-4909 NS 4/25 CC 4/25 FOR SALE GARAGE MOVING YARDSALES CAUTION GARAGE SALE1401 Sandpiper Circle, Sanibel. Saturday April 26, 8 am to 12 pm.NS 4/25 PC 4/25 GARAGE / YARD SALEFURNITURE, CHINA, RUGS, ART (Limoge, Wedgwood, Drexel Heritage, Handpainted Tiles, lamps) 750 Sand Dollar (Shell Harbor) Saturday, April 26, 9 am to 2 pm NS 4/25 CC 4/25 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 VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for light general maintenance. Call (CHR) Community Housing & Resources, Inc. 472-1189.NS 11/1 NC TFN FULL TIME HEAD CUSTODIANBene ts Tolls Paid Call Maureen at the Sanibel School 239 472-1617NS 3/21 NC TFN ART TEACHERSBIG ARTS is looking for energetic art teachers of all disciplines for BIG ARTS 2014 Summer Camp. Supplies are provided, all you need to bring is your imagination. For more details contact Jessica at jbaxter@bigarts.org.NS 4/4 NC TFN SERVICES OFFEREDPRESSURE CLEANING WINDOW CLEANINGTaskWorksbiz (239) 206-1212 cell (239) 292-1915 www.TaskWorks.bizRS 4/18 CC 5/9 SANIBEL HOME WATCHRetired Police Captain Lives on Sanibel Will Check Your Home Weekly Very Reasonable Rates (239) 728-1971RS 1/4 BM TFN HOUSEKEEPING & TRANSPORTATIONReliable, punctual & honest w/great references. I offer: housekeeping, laundry, transportation & house watching. Service Ft Myers, Sanibel & Naples. 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References Available, call Cell: 561-509-4491 or 239-963-8449NS 10/25 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 ROGER NODRUFF ELECTRICLic# EC12002788. Call Roger 239-707-7203. Aqualink Motor Controls. Of ce & Store Maint.RS 6/7 CC TFN SCARNATO LAWN SERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 scarnatolawn@aol.comRS 1/25 BM TFN HOUSE SITTERProfessional Couple Seek Summer House Sitting Opportunity In Sanibel Or Captiva. Currently Own Condo In Ft Myers. Looking For A Change Of Pace. References Available. 239-826-4946 NS 4/18 CC 4/18 HELP WANTED3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel, Fl Phone: 239-472-3644, ext 1 Fax: 239-472-2334 www.crowclinic.orgHELP US PLEASE!!We need volunteers for: Clinic emergency patient admissions desk and baby animal feeders Visitor education center greeters and gift shop cashiers CROW (239) 472-3644, ext. 229 or volunteers@crowclinic.orgRS 1/31 NC TFN R/HVAC EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYCOMMERCIAL R/HVAC TECHNICIAN Needed in Fort Myers for Refrigeration and HVAC Service Technician. Must have at least 2-5 yrs exp. EPA Certi ed preferred. Must pass pre-employment, drug screenings, and have a valid drivers license. Send resume as a Word doc to sparker@hmcb.comNS 4/25 CC 4/25 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN BOAT STORAGE WANTEDWANTED BOAT SLIPTo rent. Must have lift. East end Sanibel preferred. Accommodate 24 boat. Seasonal or annual. 239-395-8803.NS 4/25 CC 5/2


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 APRIL 25, 201430 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 Arts For ACT Gallery & Studio ..................................................337-5050 Art League Of Fort Myers .........................................................275-3970 Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall ......................................481-4849 BIG ARTS ................................................................................395-0900 Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre ............................................... 278-4422 Cultural Park Theatre ................................................................772-5862 Edison Festival of Light .............................................................334-2999 Florida Repertory Theatre at the Arcade ..................................332-4488 Florida West Arts ......................................................................948-4427 Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers.......................................472-0168 Gulf Coast Symphony ...............................................................489-1800 Harmony Chorus, Charles Sutter, Pres .....................................481-8059 Naples Philharmonic ...........................................................239-5971111 The Schoolhouse Theater .........................................................472-6862 S.W. Florida Symphony .............................................................418-0996 Theatre Conspiracy ..................................................................936-3239 Young Artists Awards ................................................................574-9321CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONSAngel Flight ................................................................1-877-4AN-ANGEL Animal Refuge Center ...............................................................731-3535 American Business Women Association ...................................357-6755 Audubon of SWFL .....................................................................339-8046 Audubon Society .......................................................................472-3156 Caloosahatchee Chapter DAR ..................................................482-1366 Caloosahatchee Folk Society ...................................................321-4620 Cape Chorale Barbershop Chorus .................................1-855-425-3631 Cape Coral Stamp Club ............................................................542-9153 duPont Company Retirees .......................................................454-1083 Edison Porcelain Artists ............................................................415-2484 Ft Myers UDC Chapter 2614 (United Daughters of the Confederacy ..................................728-3743 Friendship Force Of SW FL ......................................................561-9164 The Horticulture and Tea Society .............................................472-8334 Horticultural Society .................................................................472-6940 Lee County Genealogical Society .............................................549-9625 Lee Trust for Historic Preservation ...........................................939-7278 NARFE(National Active & Retired Federal Employees .............482-6713 Navy Seabees Veterans of America ..........................................731-1901 Paradise Iowa Club of SWFL ....................................................667-1354 Sons of Confederate Veterans ..................................................332-2408 Southwest Florida Fencing Academy ........................................939-1338 Southwest Florida Music Association ........................................561-2118 Kiwanis Clubs: Fort Myers Beach.................................................765-4254 or 454-8090 Fort Myers Edison .....................................................................694-1056 Fort Myers South ......................................................................691-1405 Gateway to the Islands..............................................................415-3100 Iona-McGregor..........................................................................482-0869Lions Clubs:Fort Myers Beach......................................................................463-9738 Fort Myers High Noon ...............................................................466-4228 Estero/South Fort Myers ...........................................................898-1921 Notre Dame Club of Lee County .............................................. 768-0417 POLO Club of Lee County.........................................................477-4906 Rotary Club of Fort Myers .........................................................332-8158 Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society ................................................472-6940 United Way of Lee County ........................................................433-2000 United Way 211 Helpline (24 hour) .................................211 or 433-3900AREA ATTRACTIONSBailey-Matthews Shell Museum ................................................395-2233 Burroughs Home ......................................................................337-9505 Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium ........................................275-3435 Edison & Ford Winter Estates ...................................................334-3614 Fort Myers Skate Park ..............................................................321-7558 Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium ............................321-7420 JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge ................................472-1100 Koreshan State Historic Site ..............................................239-992-0311 Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center .......................765-8101 Skatium ......................................................................................321-7510 Southwest Florida Historical Society ........................................939-4044 Southwest Florida Museum of History ......................................321-7430 True Tours .................................................................................945-0405 Hello, my name is Sheila. Im a 1-year-old spayed female American Staffordshire Terrier Mix. Most of us have seen what hoarding conditions look like on the news. Life has certainly improved for me since I was rescued from one of those situations. Despite my past, I am a very sweet and affectionate girl. My tan and white markings make me look like a delicious marble cake. What makes me so sweet is the frosting. I would like my next home to be a healthy one with a family who gives me plenty of fresh food, water, sunshine and patience. My adoption fee is $40 (regularly $75) during Lee County Domestic Animal Services Everybunny Needs Somebunny adoption promotion. Hello, my name is Grande. Im a 2-year-old neutered male domestic short hair orange tabby with white socks. They say Im a lover boy. I guess thats because Im so sweet and will follow you anywhere, anytime, to show you my affection. If you want a big lap cat, Im your boy! My adoption fee is $30 (regularly $50) during Lee County Domestic Animal Services Everybunny Needs Somebunny adoption promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets. com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs 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. Grande ID# 585130 Sheila ID# 583793 photos by squaredogphoto.com


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