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FREETake Me Home VOL. 13, NO. 17 MAY 2, 2014From the Beaches to the River District downtown Fort MyersRead Us Online at IslandSunNews.com Digital Lee Offers Student-Created Design ShowcaseThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center and The Lee County Public School Districts Career & Technical Education Department will present the 4th annual Digital Lee exhibit, opening on Friday, May 2 from 6 to 10 p.m. during Art Walk and continuing through May 30. The gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Davis is located at 2301 First Street in the downtown Fort Myers River District. The event, which is free, is an exhibition of students digital artwork, as well as a competition to earn recognition for their creativity and technology skills. Professionals from the local design industry will review and judge the submissions so students may earn donated prizes that range from digital cameras to a MacBook Pro for the Best of Show winner. Submissions were from middle school, high school and post-secondary technology students. Digital Lee was established to create a more relevant, community and career focused learning experience for the districts technology students. The goal is to provide exposure for students work, thereby spurring career and internship opportunities, scholarship awards and local involvement that will continue to make Southwest Florida a thriving and culturally rich community. The best of the districts graphic design, animation, video game development and web design programs will be highlighted. The public will vote for the Peoples Choice Award during the Digital Lee Opening Night. For more information, visit digital-lee.com or www. sbdac.com. 2013 Best of Show winner Leondardo Acosta and the third place winner Brandon Howard along with Cape High School Principal Mat Mederios First and second place Graphic Design winner Jon Ungar with his teacher Norm Heyboer from Estero High School Public Library Hosts Free SeminarOn Wednesday, May 14, join Clerk of Court Linda Doggett as she guides participants through the information available on the Lee County Clerk of Court website. The seminar, entitled the Value Of Searching Public Records & Online Services, runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Fort Myers Regional Library, located at 2450 First Street in Fort Myers.continued on page 18 The newly-constructed Fort Myers Regional Library, located on the corner of First Street and Royal Palm Avenue, is in the heart of downtowns historic River District Barbecue Competition And Music Festival Coming To Fort MyersThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will host barbecue cook teams from across the South to compete in the Smoke on the Water Barbeque Competition & Music Festival at the historic downtown Fort Myers river basin on Edwards Drive and Hendry Street. The competition will take place May 10 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. This official Florida BBQ Association competition includes teams from all across the Southeast backyard masters to state champions who will fire up their smokers for the Grand Champion title. The competition has also been named a Jack Daniels Invitational Qualifier and the winner will be invited to compete at the Jack Daniels Invitational in Lynchberg, Tennessee. Southern rock, country and blues music artists will perform on the stage in front of the city pier building. Featured performers are the Sean Chambers Band, Redemption and Sheena Brook. There will be a family fun zone and other continued on page 15


THE RIVER MAY 2, 20142 Historic Downtown Fort Myers, Then And Now: First And Lee, Circa 1930by Gerri Reaves, PhDWhen we look down First Street today, the term historic naturally springs to mind. But that wouldnt have been the case in the early days of the Great Depression. People born around the turn of the twentieth century or later would have been justified in thinking the 1930 business district fairly new, rather than historic. After all, the structures pictured in the historic photo had been built in their lifetime. Almost the entire south side of First from the Franklin Arms Hotel (left) to the Kress Building way down on the corner at Broadway arose during the building boom that spanned the 19-teens and 1920s. One exception is the Stone Block (now Leon) Building, which dates to 1905. Kress was the newest building, having opened in December 1927. Note the vertical Kress sign outlined against the sky in the distance. Another relative newcomer on the south side was the Collier Terminal Building, marked by the Grille sign. Constructed in the mid-1920s at Jackson, that building housed both the popular Garden Spot Restaurant and Tamiami Trail Tours. It is the only south-side structure in the historic photo that no longer exists. While much of the north side of First also sprang up during that period, it is downtowns oldest block. The1898 Heitman Building, downtowns first brick structure, stands at Jackson (right), and the original 1905 section of the Bradford Hotel stands at the other end of the block on Hendry. Recent downtown redevelopment has restored 1930 features such as brick streets, lamp posts and royal palms, thus recapturing that classic boom-time look. But one major difference between the views of 1930 and 2014 is undeniable. The open sky and river view at the end of the street has yielded to a busy condo corridor along West First, which in 1930 was a street still in the making. Perhaps two peripheral details in the historic photo best illustrate downtowns rapid transformation in the early twentieth century. One links downtown to its pioneer past and one foreshadows the present. Those balcony posts at the photos left edge are part of the twostory Carl F. Roberts Building, which had been built around 1907 after the first one on the site had been destroyed by fire. That apartment and office building stood until 1957, when it was demolished to make way for the First National Bank (now the Bank of America Building). In the right foreground, the fencing, lush landscaping, and circa1850 house at the former Harvie E. Heitman property have been cleared in preparation for the construction of a U.S. Post Office. It opened in 1933 and now is the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Walk down to First and Lee and gaze westward for a scene reminiscent of 1930. continued on page 11 The River Weekly News will correct factual errors or matters of emphasis and interpretation that appear in news stories. Readers with news, tips, comments or questions, please call (239) 415-7732 or write to: The River Weekly News, 1609 Hendry Street, Suite 15, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Fax number: (239) 415-7702. E-mail: press@riverweekly.com. The River Weekly News reserves the right to refuse, alter or edit any editorial or advertisement.Independently Owned And Operated COPYRIGHT 2014 The River Weekly News LORKEN Publications, Inc.Co-Publishers Lorin Arundel and Ken Rasi Advertising Sales Isabel Rasi George Beleslin Office Coordinator Patricia MolloyGraphic Arts/ProductionAnn Ziehl Sarah Crooks Kristy See Photographer Michael Heider Writers Gerri Reaves, Ph D Anne Mitchell Jeff Lysiak PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER Contributing Writers Read Us Online: www.IslandSunNews.com Click on The River Jennifer Basey Kimberley Berisford Suzy Cohen Justen Dobbs Ed Frank Max Friedersdorf Priscilla Friedersdorf Jim George Shelley Greggs Tom Hall Dr. Dave Hepburn Audrey Krienen Capt. Matt Mitchell Patricia Molloy Di Saggau Major additions to the view since 1930 include the 1933 post office (right), now the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, and the Federal Courthouse and High Point Place condos (left and right horizon, respectively) photo by Gerri Reaves Circa 1930, most of the buildings on First Street were less than 20 years old and West First (in the distance beyond Monroe) was a new enterprise courtesy Southwest Florida Historical Society (Sara Nell Hendry Gran Collection)


3 THE RIVER MAY 2, 2014 Fort Myers Public Art: New Exhibit Opens During Art Walkby Tom HallIn order to enhance access by residents and visitors to a full range of cultural experiences, the City of Fort Myers provides art and cultural grants each year to individuals and organizations that make meaningful contributions to the arts and culture of the city. On Friday, May 2, past recipients will exhibit works that represent their recent achievements as an artist. The exhibition will be on view at the Harborside Event Center, with the 6 to 8 p.m. opening reception taking place contemporaneously with Art Walk in order to provide a maximum number of area art enthusiasts and collectors the opportunity to see these cutting edge works. Harborside Event Center is located at 1375 Monroe Street in the downtown Fort Myers River District. Last years exhibition was held at the Alliance for the Arts, and included 55 works of art by 29 different artists in media ranging from oil on canvas and panel, acrylic on canvas and wood, mixed media, collage, watercolor, charcoal and mixed tricolor pencil to fused glass, photography and digital photography on dieinfused metal, wood and fiber. The City of Fort Myers has been supporting individual artists and arts and cultural organizations since the 1990s, and its investment has been repaid several-fold. A study released in 2012 by the Americans for the Arts revealed that in 2010 while Southwest Florida was still locked in the throes of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression Lee Countys nonprofit arts and cultural organizations contributed more than $68 million to the local economy and supported more than 2,000 full-time jobs. The exhibitions and other events they put on attracted more than 500,000 outof-towners. The Lee County Visitors & Convention Bureau paid homage to the contribution the arts make in attracting cultural and heritage tourists by featuring a number of plein air artists in the Team Tourism Travel Rally Day it held in 2013 at the river basin just prior to the opening of last years Individual Artist Grant Exhibition. The artists displaying their work demonstrate a wide range of style, technique and purpose, stated Ava Roeder, past chair of the Citys Public Art Committee during a Gallery Walk and Talk of last years show. Those diverse styles, techniques and purposes will be on display again this year when the Individual Artist Grant Recipients Exhibition opens on May 2 at the Harborside Event Center. The exhibition will remain on view during normal business hours through May 28. For more information, contact Ava Roeder by email at avaroeder@gmail.com or telephone at 565-7656 or Pat Collins by email at Pinknosedog@comcast.net or telephone at 822-7831. An arts advocate, Tom Hall guides weekly walking tours of the River Districts public art collection in Fort Myers. For more information, go to www.truetours.net. Ava Roeder, past chair of the City of Fort Myers Public Art Committee, and photographer Paul Rodino at the Harborside Event Center 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 Winner of Winner of Best Casual Fine Dining Best Casual Fine Dining 2012 & 2013 2012 & 2013 NEW GLUTEN FREE MENU LiveEntertainmentNightlyOnlineDiscountsLoyaltyProgramTheBestHappyHour TWO SHOWS YOU MUST SEE!! TWO SHOWS YOU MUST SEE!! INDECISION INDECISION Friday, May 2 Friday, May 2 7:30-11:30pm 7:30-11:30pm LIZZIE TRUE & LIZZIE TRUE & THE LIARS BAND THE LIARS BAND Saturday, May 3 Saturday, May 3 7:30-11:30pm 7:30-11:30pm WEDNESDAY SPECIAL SAVINGS 4PM-CLOSE WEDNESDAY SPECIAL SAVINGS 4PM-CLOSE 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!!! Seared Tuna 14 oz. Chargrilled Ribeye Pizza Tiramisu Serving Serving Lunch Lunch Mon-Fri Mon-Fri 11:30am 11:30am Reservations encouraged. Private dining for groups available. 8700 Gladiolus Drive (Winkler & Gladiolus) Happy hour specials or other promotions not o ered on holidays.www.SunshineGrilleFM.com239.489.2233 GLUTENFREE OPTIONS DELECTABLE DESSERTS DAILY HAPPY HOUR & LIVE MUSIC SUNDAY BUFFET BRUNCH Visit our sister restaurant, Sunshine Seafood Caf & Wine Bar 14900 Captiva Drive, Captiva 239.472.6200T M Tb Stnfrn Tfr Mf D SPECIAL DINNER MENU 4 p.m. 10 p.m. 10 a.m. 4 p.m. $29.99 per person $12 kids 6-12 Children under 5 free (limit 2 free children per adult)Prime Rib Carving Station Slow Roasted Ham Belgian Waf es Omelets Eggs Benedict Applewood Bacon Southern Style Cheese Grits Biscuits & Sausage Gravy Smoked Salmon Assorted Salads Pastries & DessertsMOTHERS DAY BUFFET BSUNDAY, MAY 11


THE RIVER MAY 2, 20144 Cause For The Paws Event Exceeds GoalsApril Bordeaux, founder of Cause For The Paws Southwest Florida and mentor/member of the Professional Womens Group, announced that the Yappy Hour Pawty held on April 11 at the Bell Tower Shops Center Court raised $2,024, with numerous donated items given in the Fill The Fountain portion. The funds raised and items donated benefited the Gulf Coast Humane Society (GCHS), a no-kill shelter. This exciting event featured a Dogs On The Catwalk fashion show, with winners Shelley Cahill and Roscoe for Dressed For Success, Rosa Mathews and Dakota for Most Creative Costume and Steve Signore and Bailey for Miss Congeniality. In addition, four long-time residents of GCHS also walked the catwalk in hopes of finding a forever home during the Diamonds In The Ruff segment. All four diamonds Roscoe, Coda, Pancho and Colette were adopted. Thank you so much to the over 300 people and their furry friends who attended the inaugural Cause For The Paws Yappy Hour Pawty, said Bordeaux. Your generosity in funds raised, gifts given and willingness to adopt a pet and not buy is amazing. Thank you especially to those that adopted our Diamonds In The Ruff, and for giving them a home and the love of a family. Major event sponsors included the Professional Womens Group of Dress For Success SW Florida, Gulf Coast Humane Society, Bell Tower Shops, Walmart and CONRIC PR & Marketing Publishing. The Professional Womens Group (PWG) is a networking, job retention and professional development program that empowers employed Dress For Success SW Florida clients to aspire for self-defined success through motivation, mentoring, resources, training and partnership with professional women in the community. Membership is lifelong, free and open to all Dress For Success clients who are working or in school. Bordeaux was selected as the 201314 delegate to represent PWG Worldwide with the Community Action Project, an annual project designed by Dress For Success Worldwide for the purpose of identifying a need in the community and positively affect the lives of a select group for the greater good. She chose to establish Cause For The Paws Southwest Florida to end the euthanization of healthy pets by educating the community about spay and neuter programs while inspiring people to adopt, not buy, their next furry family member. Bordeaux is creative director at CONRIC PR & Marketing Publishing in Fort Myers. Each year, Dress For Success selects a delegate to work on a pay it forward project for the community. This year, Bordeaux selected the Gulf Coast Humane Society by founding Cause For The Paws, a project to share her passion by creating an inspirational program and event that changed the lives of pets and pet lovers. Last year, the Dress For Success SW Florida delegate selected a project to support After The Rain and the year before, Our Mothers Home. Visit www.CauseForThePawsSWFL. com or email info@causeforthepawsswfl. com for more information. Shelley Cahill and Roscoe were Dressed For Success on April 11 Rosa Mathews and Dakota compete for Most Creative Costume Steve Signore and Bailey compete for Miss Congeniality Bailey and Dakota, Love at first sight 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 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 MAY 2, 2014 Boys & Girls Clubs Poker TournamentThe Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee Countys 3rd annual Texas HoldEm No Limit Tournament will take place on Saturday, June 21 at 5 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, located at 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers. This is a must-attend event for any poker player, said Justin Stockman, event chair and BGCLC board member. Registered players will get a chance to compete against some of the best poker players in town while supporting our communitys youth and their futures. Were looking forward to sharing the mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs with all who attend while having a good time. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 5 p.m. immediately followed by the tournament at 6 p.m. Players are asked to arrive early and be seated before the start of the tournament. Prizes include $2,000 for first place, $750 for second place and $250 for third place. The entry fee for the tournament will be a donation of $100 per person if registered during May and $125 if registered after May. All other guests not participating in the tournament will be $25 each. According to Stockman, all event proceeds will benefit the BGCLCs Summer Enrichment Programs that address the summer learning loss experienced by at-risk and underserved youth. With the funds, the clubs will be able to provide academically focused activities to ensure more than 400 of its members continue to make positive gains in their education and high-yield learning opportunities to promote creativity and participation in the arts. Free, nutritious lunches and snacks will also be provided daily during the camps to keep tummies full and minds sharp, while daily recreation and sports sessions will help youth stay active and healthy. While our clubs are commonly known to provide positive after-school programs to the communitys at-risk youth, we also continue our mission to inspire and enable these young people even through the summer months when academic retention is critical, said Shannon Lane, chief professional officer of the BGCLC. Unfortunately, when school doors close, many children struggle to access educational opportunities as well as basic needs such as healthy meals and adequate adult supervision. Our clubs are where those kids need to be, spending their summer days engaging in educational activities and other programs that we ensure create positive outcomes for our members both in school and the community. Space for the tournament is limited, so early registration is encouraged. To register, visit www.bgclcpoker.org. Registration will be based on a first-come, first-serve basis. No player substitutions will be permitted. Players must be 21 years old or older to play. Sponsorship opportunities for the event range from $250 to $3,000 with limited availability. For more information about the available sponsorships, contact Shannon Lane at 334-1886 or slane@ bgclc.net, or visit www.bgclcpoker.org. Author Talk At Fort Myers Regional LibraryDuring the month of May, the Friends Of The Fort Myers Library will be sponsoring two grograms held at Fort Myers Library South, located at 1651 Lee Street. On Monday, May 5 starting at 6 p.m., the library will host an Author Talk by The Janus Code writer J C Ferguson. The program will take place in Building Room A. What if the ultimate computer firewall protection turned out to be the ultimate computer snooper? From science-fiction to reality, the concept of J C Fergusons The Janus Code is a very real possibility today. Ferguson worked in the computer industry for many years and knew computer protection software was very invasive. The story took shape many years ago, but as time passed and technology advanced, what was fiction became feasible. Mixing international travel into a techo-thriller, Ferguson has crafted a murder mystery that touches on the fear of every computer user. She will talk about what led her to the idea behind the book and the storyline it inspired. If youre intrigued by technological possibilities, or enjoy fast-paced mysteries, this is a talk you shouldnt miss. Also on Wednesday, May 14 beginning at 10 a.m., Fort Myers Library South will host an Author Talk featuring Blue Water, Red Blood writer D L Havlin. The program will take place in Building Room A. As early as 1919, Marine General Howling Mad Holland Smith feared another World War against Japan was only a matter of time. He figured the Pacific Islands would be where. How, he wondered, could the Marines possibly land troops and keep them alive long enough to fight? In 1928, the killer Okeechobee hurricane strikes Florida. 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THE RIVER MAY 2, 20146 Pilot Club Gives Away Bicycle Helmets For KidsMembers of the Pilot Club of Fort Myers distributed more than 250 bicycle helmets during the April 12 Safe Kids Day staged at Gulf Coast Town Center in Fort Myers. The helmets were provided free of charge to children in an effort to emphasize the importance of wearing them whenever they are on their bicycles. At the same time, parents were encouraged to obtain and wear helmets also. The distribution of helmets is one of the major community programs the nonprofit club provides each year. The focus of the Pilot Club of Fort Myers is helping organizations seeking to improve the quality of life for individuals with brain-related disorders through volunteer activities, education, and financial support. For information about the Pilot Club, contact the president, Cindy Lopez, at 565-5043 or Lozcyn@gmail.com. Pilot Club of Fort Myers members Cindy Lopez, back left, and Mary Ellen Murphy, back right, helped distribute over 250 bicycle helmets during the April 12 Safe Kids Day at Gulf Coast Town Center. Pictured with them are Liam, Logan, and Laryssa Dexter, recipients of helmets, and mother Linda. Angelina Schmidt, second from left, and Ashley Taparrini, second from right, received bicycle helmets from the Pilot Club of Fort Myers member Debbie Hall, standing right. Crystal Schmidt, mother of Angelina, is pictured on the left. Goodwill And The Heights Center Partner For Community DriveGoodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. will be on site at The Heights Center, 15570 Hagie Drive, Fort Myers, on Thursday, April 24 collecting gently used clothing and household goods. The community drive will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We love the opportunity to partner with our local community, said Goodwill spokesperson Madison Mitchell. There are so many great organizations in Southwest Florida and these drives are a fun way to benefit both. In return for hosting the community drive, Goodwill will be providing Goodwill Bucks to The Heights Center to use in Goodwill retail and donation centers located across Southwest Florida. Goodwill Secure Shred will also be on hand from 1 to 4 p.m. collecting paper/ documents for its document destruction program. Items donated to Goodwill will go into Goodwills 29 retail and donation centers across Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, Glades, and Lee counties to support the organizations programs and services. All these donations go right back into helping our area, said Mitchell. LWV To MeetThe League of Women Voters of Lee County Florida will meet Saturday, May 3 at 9 a.m. for a presentation about Where We Were and Where Were Going, with speaker Sharon Harrington, Lee County supervisor of elections. The meeting will be held at The Landings, Helm Dining Room, 4420 Flagship Drive in Fort Myers. For reservations, call 278-1032 or e-mail lwvlee@yahoo.com by April 29. The cost is $15. for breakfast. Make checks payable to LWVLee. Student rates are available. Sharon Harrington Hortoons


7 THE RIVER MAY 2, 2014 Democratic Womens Club Monthly Membership Meeting Held June 14On Saturday, June 14 beginning at 10:30 a.m., the Democratic Womens Club (DWC) of Lee County will hold its monthly membership meeting at the Helm Club at The Landings Yacht, Golf and Tennis Club, located at 4420 Flagship Drive in Fort Myers. The featured speaker is Ellis M. Robinson, co-founder and CEO at Ruths List Florida. Members and guests should tell the attendant at the gate to The Landings they are going to the Democratic Womens Club meeting at the Helm Club and the attendant will offer directions. Ruths List is named for Ruth Bryan Owen, the first woman elected to Congress from the South. Ruth successfully ran for office in 1928 and represented a swath of Florida that stretched from the Georgia line to Key West. In 2007, Florida CFO Alex Sink and Shellie Levin of Emilys List asked Ellis to explore creating an organization to help elect progressive, Democratic women to local, county and state office in Florida. Ellis was a long-serving member of the DWC Lee County until her recent relocation to Pinellas County. She is the owner of The Buttonwood Partnership, a previous Lee County State Committeewoman, and served as a consultant with the Florida Democratic Party, Clean Water Action and Rails-To-Trails Conservancy. She attended Middlebury College and is the author of The Nonprofit Membership Toolkit, published by Jossey-Bass. She will provide an overview to the good work of Ruths List across the state during this election year and will take questions from the audience after her presentation. An optional lunch will be served following the meeting at a cost of $18. Visitors may make reservations for lunch by contacting Pat Fish at fishpatricia@yahoo.com or by calling 466-8381. The Democratic Womens Club of Lee County is a member of the DWC of Florida. It works year-round to organize the Democratic voters of Lee County, Florida. The DWC of Lee County brings together in common purpose all Democratic Women of Lee County, although men are members as well. The DWC strives to stimulate interest in civic affairs, encourage good citizenship and educate the public on questions of public interest. The DWC encourages the active participation of Democratic voters, seeks to increase Democratic voter registration and supports qualified Democratic candidates for public office. -Celebrate MomFree Gift with purchase of $150 or more* Hurry, Offer Available While Supplies Last Crystal Bezel Watch valued at $40 & Hollies Boutique 9671 Gladiolus Drive Fort Myers, Fl 33908 239-481-9671 Sanibel Bookshop 1571 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, FL 33957 239-472-5223 *Limit 1 free gift per person. Promotion starts May 5, 2014-while supplies last. Cannot be used on previous purchases. Sanibel 1025 Periwinkle Way Mon Sat. 10 5Evenings & Sundays by appointment 579.0412 Naples & Fort Mye PROOF THAT SANIBELS TREASURESarent limited to shells...Visit our Island Boutique to see our Designer condo packages Unique accessories Distinctive home furnishings ALL ACCESSORIES THIS WEEK ONLY!OFF20% Distinctl norris.com


THE RIVER MAY 2, 20148 Along The RiverOn Friday, May 2, the opening reception for the Photographic Adventures of Julian Dimock and Clyde Butcher runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Southwest Florida Museum of History. The event also features a lecture at 6:15 p.m. by Dr. Jerald T. Milanich, professor emeritus at University of Florida/Florida Museum of Natural History. He will discuss exhibited images selected from his latest publication, Enchantments: Julian Dimocks Photographs of Southwest Florida. The rare exhibition features the early 20th-century photographs of Southwest Florida by Julian Dimock, paired with select works by renowned modern photographer Clyde Butcher, comparing and contrasting the regions remote landscapes 100 years apart. It contains more than three dozen pivotal, black-andwhite images by the adroit photographers who journeyed a century apart to document the regions untamed wilderness. Admission to the opening reception is free, but reservations are requested due to limited space. Enchantments: The Photographic Adventures of Julian Dimock and Clyde Butcher runs through September 6. Clyde Butcher is scheduled to give a presentation on Wednesday, August 27 at 6 p.m. Museum admission during normal operating hours is $9.50 for adults and $5 for students. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Southwest Florida Museum of History is located at 2031 Jackson Street, Fort Myers. For more information on exhibits and other events, go to www.museumofhistory.org or call 321-7430. On Saturday, May 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Alliance for the Arts welcomes the public to meet members of the Gulf Coast Symphony. Admission is free. Based on the popular Musical Discovery Zone from the Gulf Coast Symphony Family Concerts, the Musical Discovery Series offers children the chance to engage with musicians and their instruments in a fun, relaxed program. For the first hour, children enjoy a Musical Discovery Zone, then the program moves into the Foulds Theater for a brief concert and presentation by the musicians. The musicians explain how their instruments work and the sounds they can make, followed by a questionand-answer session. Each month at the Alliance features a different instrument family-percussion, strings, woodwinds, and brass-for a more in-depth look at the various types and sounds of symphonic instruments. Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers near Colonial Boulevard. For more information, go to www.artinlee.org or call 939-2787. On Saturday night, tattoo artists Pooch and Krasshopper bring Art Anarchy collective to Howl Gallery. The opening reception is 8 p.m. to close. The exhibit is on display until June 2. Tattoo artist and painter Pooch is known for his rollercoaster and carnival themed acrylic paintings, influenced by Disney World trips with his parents from a young age. Poochs work has been sold in highly regarded galleries such as Copro Nason in Los Angeles and Roq La Rue in Seattle, and his tattoos and art have been featured in countless magazines. Krasshopper, aka Peter Klein, tattooist and owner of Skin Art Two Tattoo, hosted the first annual Art Anarchy exhibition in his hometown of Morfelden-Waldorf, Germany. Poochs paintings blends Asian, Mexican Day of the Dead, traditional American tattoo art and rollercoaster carnival themes. Add tattooing to the mix and you have a blend of ancient mysteries and images of gods and monsters, which populate many of his highly detailed paintings. Krasshoppers recent forays into pop culture icons like Sons of Anarchy and Boardwalk Empire bring elements of Chicano black and grey realism tattooing rendered in iconic pencil drawings. Residing in the Hessen, Germany region, Klein likes to refer to his style as HesseCano. Both artists also produce digital work on Wacoms Cintiq monitor, which allows them to draw directly on the screen, many of these recent works will be available as limited edition canvas prints at the show. Artists included in this show: Pooch (Lake Worth, Florida), Peter Klein (Germany), Luc (Germany), Marcuse (Germany), YZ (China), Stilian Smokov (Bulgaria) and Bojan (Serbia). Howl Gallery is located at 4160 Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers. For more information, call 332-0161 or go to www.howlgallery.com. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE Kathleen Papaleo President Susan Barnes Personal Lines 703 Tarpon Bay Rd, Sanibel, FL (239) 472-3022 Have an insurance question? Call our office today for a new Auto quote. Trish Barbone Agent Mark OBrien Owner/Agent We are HERE for all your insurance needs Call our office today for a new Auto quote. ISLAND INSURANCE SERVICE UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP Located across the street from Gulf Harbour 15065 McGregor Blvd, Ste 104, Fort Myers Online: www.NaumannLawPA.com www.RealtyClosings.com The opening reception for the Photographic Adventures of Julian Dimock and Clyde Butcher (pictured) is Friday at the Southwest Florida Museum of History Alliance for the Arts offers a fun environment in which children learn to express themselves through art. On Saturday, kids can meet musicians with the Gulf Coast Symphony and try playing some instrumentsShare your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702 or email press@riverweekly.com


9 THE RIVER MAY 2, 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 Avenue, 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 10 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 Cool off with a refreshing mojito at Doc Fords Rum Bar & Grille on Fort Myers Beach We Proudly Brew Tropical Outdoor Patio Seating Fun new" Moo Wear for all ages Fun new" Moo Wear for all agesServing Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Snacks In-between Live Music! Outdoor Seating Treat Treat Mom Mom on on Mother Mother s Day All All Mothers Mothers receive receive sweets sweets We Will Serve You We Will Serve You 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957 Ph: 239.472.0606 www.SanibelIslandCow.comVoted Best Family Dining Restaurant 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012


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 MAY 2, 201410


11 THE RIVER MAY 2, 2014 SFCA Hosts Dinner & Auctionsubmitted by Lisa Kreps BlanchardTwenty Years and Growing Stronger, the theme of Southwest Florida Christian Academys annual dinner and auction, was proven to be true as the house was full of fun. Netting a profit of almost $50,000 enables the school to increase its technology and security resources, and to purchase new furniture and fixtures. Jay Severson, a local celebrity auctioneer, kept the laughter going and the bidding soaring. Thanks to our dinner sponsor, Carrabbas Italian Grill, a delicious meal was enjoyed by all. Many thanks to all other sponsors, including Platinum: UBS Genesis Wealth Management Bill White; Gold: B & I Contractors, Inc., Osterhout & McKinney, P.A.; Silver: Fireservice Disaster Kleenup, Sloan Realty, Inc., Sun Harvest Citrus, Travel Associates; Bronze: Allstate Culbertson Agency, Law Office of Mary C. Evans, P.A.; Bid Paddle: Studio Elite Acro & Dance Academy. Another thank you goes out to our many table sponsors for the evening. Crowds attending SFCAs annual dinner and auction on April 5 Tisha Bayne and Beth Randolph Lee County Genealogical Society, Inc. Saturday, May 10, 2014 Meeting 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. From page 2First And LeeThen, walk the short distance to the Southwest Florida Museum of History at 2031 Jackson Street, where youll see exhibits about how historic downtown grew up during the 19-teens and -20s. For information, call 321-7430 or go to www.museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Continue your research by visiting the Southwest Florida Historical Societys research center at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on the campus of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Visit the all-volunteer non-profit organization on Wednesday or Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon, or call the society at 939-4044. Sources: The archives of the Southwest Florida Historical Society and The Story of Fort Myers by Karl H. Grismer.


THE RIVER MAY 2, 201412 Tarpon Are Now In The Buildingby Capt. Matt MitchellThis spring has been some of the toughest fishing I can remember for this time of year. I dont know if it is the lack of shiners in the sound our the poor tide pattern but snook and redfish action has been hard work to say the least. What makes this more frustrating is the places Im targeting these fish are holding them in good numbers yet they do not want to eat a bait. After fishing a hole with only a few bites or fish caught I will jump up on the tower just to check to see if the fish are there as we head out to the next stop, the fish are generally there and in good numbers. Mangrove islands in the mouth of the river held some quality size snook on the higher phases of the incoming tide. Although there where not lots of them the few we managed to hook where real brusiers. We lost a couple of 15 pound plus fish while pitching shiners to the tide swept points of these islands this week. All these fish want to eat are shiners and shiners have been very hard to catch to say the least. These snook simply do want any other bait. Redfish action has also been much more hit and miss than it should be this time of year One day they are right where they should be on a high tide then for the next 3 days they are gone completely from that area. Oyster bars in the middle sound held a few reds along with some snook and giant trout. Cut mullet, ladyfish and even cut pinfish caught a few redfish this week on mangrove keys in the northern sound. With big afternoon high tides this week action should get a whole lot better. Open water flats fishing for trout, ladyfish and sharks has been the best bite happening with lots of these fish around. Water in the 5 to 7ft range has been a good place to pop corks with live shrimp or throw jigs. Locate a few feeding birds in these same areas and this action has been non stop. In a little shallower the sandholes around the wulfert key and buck key area have been loaded with trout for weeks. Some days these trout are all over the 15 inch minimum with a few well over 20 inches then other days it seems almost impossible to get a single keeper. Non stop action in these sandholes though has been pretty much a given. These same sandholes are also holding a few spanish mackerel and jacks. If you just want to bend a rod or wait on the tide to get right before trying for snook and reds this is a sure thing. Just like turning on of a switch as our water temperature in the sound hit that magic number of 78 degrees mid week the tarpon appeared basically out of nowhere. Good numbers of rolling fish flooded into our waters and where easy to spot during the morning light wind calm conditions. Most places I ran in the sound I saw tarpon. Reports of good numbers of tarpon out on the beaches has also started. With the snook and redfish bite being a little tough in recent days to say the least tarpon are a much welcomed arrival. My only tarpon trip this week I sat in rolling and free jumping tarpon for over two hours without a hook up. Sharks where all we caught no matter what bait we tried on these fish they would not take a bait. Watching tarpon roll right next to you buffet of baits can drive you crazy. Tougher fishing just makes the fish caught that more satisfying, yeah right!! 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. A quality over the slot redfish caught while fishing with Capt Matt Mitchell ISLAND MARINE SERVICES, INC. NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEADS FACTORY TRAINED MERCURY MARINER JOHNSON EVINRUDE SUZUKI YAMAHA OMC I/O'S MERCRUISERCourteous Professional Marine Repair Service Dockside Service Serving Sanibel & Captiva For Life472-3380 466-3344 Your Bottom Call on Paint PricesDave Doane NEW MOTOR SALES REBUILT POWERHEA D S FA C T O RY T R A I N E D MER C U RY MARINER JO HN SO N EVINR U D E S UZUKI YAMAHA O M C I/ O S MER C RU I S E R C ourteous Professional Marine Repair S erv i ce D oc k s i d e S erv i c e S ervin g S anibel & C aptiva For Li f e Y B t t Yo ur Botto m Yo ur B ot to m C Call on Paint Prices Call on Paint Prices Da v e D oa n e 1 CLEAR YOUR GEAR It Catches More Than Fish Discard shing line responsibly/in designated receptacles Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


13 THE RIVER MAY 2, 2014 CROW Case Of The Week: Great Horned Owletby Patricia MolloyThe great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) is the quintessential owl of myth and folklore. As the most powerful of the common owls, these nocturnal avians grow to be 16 to 18 inches tall with thick bodies, piercing yellow eyes and long ear tufts. Fierce predators that silently prowl the night skies, they are seldom seen but their low-pitched calls are often heard from great distances: whoo, whoo-hoo, whooo, whooo. Considered by many to be the most efficient predator on the planet, its superior hearing combined with visual acuity allows it to detect prey from high above the ground. Once detected, the great horned owl will react swiftly by swooping down silently from the dark sky, capturing its victim in the vice-like grip of its talons. As a result of its remarkable hunting skills, the great horned owl has earned the nickname tiger of the sky. Several weeks ago, a baby great horned owl was found on Sanibel after presumably falling from its nest. Despite a thorough search for its parents and its nest, it was feared to be orphaned or abducted, by either human or predator. The fluffy chick was wrapped in a soft towel, placed in a ventilated cardboard box and dropped off at CROW. Upon presentation, Dr. Heather found the frightened little bird to be a perfectly healthy nestling covered in soft, downy feathers. Without parents to provide it with food and protection, Dr. Heather had no choice but to admit the youngster, patient #0523, to the clinic. A large, quiet cage just outside of the baby bird room was prepared for the owlets stay. Nestlings are unable to fly until they are 10 to 12 weeks old. Around the tender age of six weeks, however, great horned owlets begin to explore their surrounds by hopping from branch to branch. This activity helps them develop strong leg muscles, which they will need to for hunting. Before long, the owlet outgrew its cage and was moved to an outdoor enclosure. He needed more daylight and a bigger cage because he is pretty big. He appears to be at the branching stage and he is eating well and gaining weight and turning into a giant baby, said Dr. Kristin with a smile. In order to keep the giant baby at a healthy weight, CROW must feed the owlet a staggering 12 to 14 mice per day, an expensive endeavor for the nonprofit hospital. As a practitioner of the One Health Initiative, Dr. Heather is committed to doing whatever it takes to save these remarkable birds of prey because they do so much to control the islands rodent populations. 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. The great horned owl is known by many as the tiger of the sky. Pictured here is a threeto four-week-old owlet, CROW patient #0523. 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 MAY 2, 201414 Plant SmartCuracao Bushby Gerri ReavesCuracao bush (Cordia globosa) is a native shrub listed as endangered in the State of Florida. Found only in parts of South Florida and the Keys, it grows at the edges of hammocks, in coastal rock barrens and in open areas. This long-lived perennial is a fast grower, reaching five to 10 feet tall and taking a symmetrical rounded shape. Multi-branched with dense foliage, its particularly suited to a wild garden. Clusters of small white funnel-shaped flowers bloom on the branch ends most of the year. The flowers are followed by small bright-red berries that earn the plant another common name, bloodberry. The flowers attract several species of butterflies, such as malachite, atala and dagger wings, thus yet another common name, butterflybush. Birds and other wildlife feed on the berries. The coarse, hairy, gray-green leaves have toothed edges, pointed tips and prominent veins. Curacao bush is drought-tolerant when established and moderately salt-tolerant as well. It can survive in nutrient-poor sandy soil, but needs some organic content. Give it a spot in full sun or light shade. Propagate it with the seeds or watch for seedlings near the parent plant. Sources: The Shrubs and Woody Vines of Florida by Gil Nelson, Native Florida Plants by Robert G. Haehle and Joan Brookwell, A Gardeners Guide to Floridas Native Plants by Rufino Osorio, regionalconservation.org, fnps. org and edis.ifas.ufl.edu. Plant Smart explores the plant life of South Florida and sustainable landscape practices. Curacao bush is listed as an endangered plant in Florida photo by Gerri Reaves Shell Point To Offer Ding Darling LectureThe Academy of Lifelong Learning will welcome Kristie Anders, education director for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, for her lecture on The Life and Times of Jay Norwood Darling aka Ding Darling on Monday, May 12 in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands in Shell Point Retirement Community. Anders will share her knowledge of local lore as she takes a closer look at the life of Jay Norwood Ding Darling, a noted editorial cartoonist who chronicled the crossing of the Atlantic by Lindbergh, the fallen sons of World War I and World War II, and the creation of the League of Nations. Over his lifetime, about 10 percent of his editorial cartoons were about the environment. He received two Pulitzer Prizes, and some of his biggest contributions to the country were conservation-oriented. Of course, we know him best for the national wildlife refuge right down the road on Sanibel that bears his name. Kristie always delights with her unique combination of scholarship, humor, and understanding of our local environment, said Teri Kolath, manager of the Academy of Lifelong Learning. This class is free, but space is limited and registration is required by calling 489-8472. The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides approximately 90 classes each semester that encompass continued on page 18 Kristie Anders Free Summer Family Programs At The RefugeFour weekly walks and activities plus a special Sea Monsters exhibit highlight the free programming offered all summer long at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. The Sea Monsters exhibit from Mote Marine Laboratory, a marine science institution based in Sarasota opens June 2 in the Ding Darling Visitor & Education Center. Visitors can interact for free with the educational exhibit daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through August 18. Refuge summer programs begin on National Trails Day, June 7, and run through August 2. They include a twiceweekly Family Beach Walk, Indigo Trail Walk, Reading in the Refuge activity, and Wildlife Wonders program. For a full schedule with descriptions, visit www. dingdarlingsociety.org/summer-programming. National Trails Day will feature specially scheduled hikes on Indigo Trail and the Wildlife Education Boardwalk plus Animal Tracking 101 in the Visitor & Education Center and Animal Olympics on Indigo Trail. Summer programming was made possible by support from the Ding Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, and a private family foundation. The schedule of four weekly activities follows. No pre-registration is necessary. Wildlife Wonders, every Monday and Friday at 1 p.m.: What makes a bird a bird? Why is a manatee called a sea cow? Is it a crocodile or alligator? Find the answers to these questions and more as you join a naturalist in exploring the refuges unique ecosystem. Geared for adults and children, this 30-minute program meets in the education center classroom. Reading at the Refuge, every Tuesday and Saturday at 11 a.m.: Attendees of each 45-minute reading and crafts session will receive a free nature journal (one to each child) in which to record impressions of their refuge visit and future nature encounters. Meet in the education classroom. Indigo Trail Hike, every Thursday and Saturday at 10 a.m.: Join refuge naturalists as they lead a one-hour tour identifying and discussing the ecosystems plants, animals, birds and reptiles fun for adults and children alike. Bring water and bug spray. Meet at the flagpole in front of the education center. Family Beach Walk, every Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m.: The one-hour program convenes at Gulfside City Park for a tour of the refuges gulffront Perry Tract (city parking fees apply.) For more information, call 472-1100 ext. 236 or visit www.dingdarlingsociety. org/summer-programming. Families learn about sea turtles and other island fauna and flora during Reading at the Refuge programs


15 THE RIVER MAY 2, 2014 From page 1Barbecue Competitionattractions. Moonwalk & More will provide a bounce house, an obstacle course, slide, rock wall and crafts such as sand art. This event is sponsored by Victory Layne Chevrolet, The News-Press and 95.3 The River. For more information, visit: sbdac.com. Redemption Sean Chambers Band Sheena Brook Boys & Girls Clubs Receive 2014 Backwater Tournament Series FundsThe Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County has been named the recipient of proceeds from the 2014 Backwater Tournament Series, a collection of seven separate catch-and-release fishing tournaments held in Southwest Florida from March through October. The mission of the tournament is to provide a series that ensures the highest quality of excellence in representing the Southwest Florida community and supporting local anglers. Started in September of 2008, the tournament offers the best payouts while giving back to local kids. Ten percent of this years tournament proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Lee County. continued on page 24 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 Our email address is press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER MAY 2, 201416 The Music Man Marches Onto StageMarching on the Broadway Palm stage from now through May 24 is Meredith Wilsons The Music Man. The winner of five Tony Awards, The Music Man has been delighting audiences of all ages for over 50 years. The Music Man follows Harold Hill, a fast-talking traveling salesman as he sets out to con the people of River City, Iowa. Hill tries to talk the townsfolk into buying instruments and uniforms for a band that he vows to organize, despite the fact that he doesnt know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the towns librarian. The crowd pleasing score includes Seventy-six Trombones, Goodnight Ladies, Shipoopi and more. Directing this family-friendly classic is Brian Enzman, who has been with Prather Entertainment Group (PEG) for over 25 years and created over 200 productions as director, choreographer and actor for both Broadway Palm and the Dutch Apple. He also serves as PEGs casting director and artistic producer. Choreographing The Music Man is Amy Marie McCleary. Her stellar choreography was previously seen in the critically acclaimed Cats. The duo most recently worked together on the monumental musical Les Misrables. March on over to Broadway Palm for The Music Man playing now through May 24. Performances are Wednesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinees. The theatre features an upscale dinner theatre experience on Saturday nights. Ticket prices range from $35 to $58, with childrens rates available. Reservations can be made by calling 278-4422, by visiting www.BroadwayPalm.com or by stopping by the box office, located at 1380 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Finale cast of The Music Man, now playing at Broadway Palm Scene depicting Harold Hills arrival in River City Cast of The Music Man performs Pickalittle (Talk-a-little) A Visual Treat At Florida Repby Di SaggauHeart Song is a new play by Stephen Sachs that is making its Eastern U.S. premiere at Florida Repertoy Theatre and its a touching comedy that centers around the healing power of Flamenco. I love Flamenco, and the way it is interspersed in the play is a delight to behold. Its an extra bonus in a play that deals with very serious matters. The entire cast took lessons in Flamenco. Carolina Esparza, a classical Spanish performer from St. Petersburg, Florida, also dances throughout the show. There is a spectacular number near the end of the second act. I left the theater with a strong desire to join a Flamenco class. As the play opens, Rochelle (Carrie Lund) is having a massage in her home. Tina (Jo Yang) is her masseuse. Rochelle is an emotional wreck following the death of her mother. Tina suggests she join her in a Flamenco class. Rochelle says, Im too old, fat and out of shape. Im not doing it. Tina replies Yes, you are. It will change your life. Rochelle visits the circle of friends, which includes Stephanie Davis, Caroline Esparza, Beth Haely, Jonita Martin, Patricia Idlette and Kathleen Moye. They are led by a spit-fire of a teacher, Katarina de la Fuente (Michelle Damato), whose role is essential to the story. She explains the history of Flamenco. The dance reflects the passion, romance and fervor of people and is basically a physical expression of the emotions felt by the dancer. The women stomp their feet and shout out joy for their children, anger at an ex husband, and frustration with a boss. Rochelle watches with mixed wonder and terror. She feels very out of place. As act two begins, Rochelle has invited Tina and Daloris over for dinner. They end up getting stoned on wine and weed. What begins as a fun get-together soon ends up with Tina and Rochelle battling about internment and concentration camps. Both women have wounds from the past. Daloris acts as referee. This is a smart comedy with serious issues. Lund uses humor to hide her pain. Daloris and Tina rely on Flamenco. The acting is as good as it gets and the opening night audience enjoyed every minute of this new play about a middle aged Jewish woman who discovers herself through Flamenco dancing. This is probably a show women can relate to better than men but believe me the men in the audience also had a good time. I strongly recommend seeing Heart Song. It plays through May 11 at Florida Repertory Theatre, in the Historic Arcade Theatre on Bay Street between Jackson and Hendry. For tickets, call 332-4488. Jo Yang, Carolina Esparza, Carrie Lund and Patricia Idlette The Friends Of The Fort Myers Library Sponsoring A Pair Of May ProgramsDuring the month of May, the Friends Of The Fort Myers Library will be sponsoring two grograms held at Fort Myers Library South, located at 1651 Lee Street. On Monday, May 5 starting at 6 p.m., the library will host an Author Talk by The Janus Code writer J C Ferguson. The program will take place in Building Room A. What if the ultimate computer firewall protection turned out to be the ultimate computer snooper? From science-fiction to reality, the concept of J C Fergusons The Janus Code is a very real possibility today. Ferguson worked in the computer industry for many years and knew computer protection software was very invasive. The story took shape many years ago, but as time passed and technology advanced, what was fiction became feasible. Mixing international travel into a techo-thriller, Ferguson has crafted a murder mystery that touches on the fear of every computer user. She will talk about what led her to the idea behind the book and the storyline it inspired. If youre intrigued by technological possibilities, or enjoy fast-paced mysteries, this is a talk you shouldnt miss. Also on Wednesday, May 14 beginning at 10 a.m., Fort Myers Library South will host an Author Talk featuring Blue Water, Red Blood writer D L Havlin. The program will take place in Building Room A. As early as 1919, Marine General Howling Mad Holland Smith feared another World War against Japan was only a matter of time. He figured the Pacific Islands would be where. How, he wondered, could the Marines possibly land troops and keep them alive long enough to fight? In 1928, the killer Okeechobee hurricane strikes Florida. Don Roebling, grandson of the builder of the Brooklyn Bridge, is determined to invent a rescue boat that can conquer the swamps, the flooding and the debris strewn-terrain to save lives. Together, these two Americans face nightmares of red tape, engineering challenges, corruption and personal setbacks to equip the U.S. Marines for the challenges of WWII. If youre a history buff, military book reader, interested in Floridas past, or how politics impacts life and death decisions, this is a cant miss event.


SeriesNewOpportunitiesat Shell Point Shell Points Life Enrichment Series offers the opportunity to discover new things about yourself and the world you live in. Concerts, presentations, lectures, shows, special events, and more! The public is invited and many of these events are FREE! (239) 466-1131 www.shellpoint.org Visit www.shellpoint.org/LES for full listings of this months events! Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers, 2 miles before the Sanibel Causeway.Shell Point is a non-profit ministry of The Christian and Miss ionary Alliance Foundation 2014 S hell Point. All rights reserved SLS-2711-14 May2014 May 6The Story of Pakistan & Afghanistanfrom 10am to11:30am. Join Professor Adrian Kerr, as he leads us through the recent history and colorful cultures of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Often overshadowed by their neighbors India and Iran both have emerged into high profile as a result of the post 9/11 conflicts in the Middle East. Tickets are $10 each* and can be purchased by calling 489-8472.May 7,13,21&27Learn More About Shell Point at 10am. Join us for a group presentation about the Lifestyle and Lifecare available at Shell Point followed by a narrated bus tour of the community. The presentation will also include information about Shell Points newest neighborhood, The Estuary, which will include 50 residences in a combination of single-family signature homes and twin villa homes, along with a community center and pool. Call 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131 to reserve your place. May 12The Life and Times of Jay Norwood Ding Darling from 10am to 11:30am. Kristie Anders, Education Director for the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, shares her knowledge of local lore as she takes a closer look at the life of Jay Norwood Ding Darling. Norwood was a noted editorial cartoonist who chronicled the crossing of the Atlantic by Lindbergh, the fallen sons of World War II, and the creation of the League of Nations. He received two Pulitzer prizes, and some of his biggest contributions to the country were conservation-oriented. Of course, we know him best for the national wildlife refuge right down the road on Sanibel that bears his name. Please call 489-8472 to reserve your space. May 28 & 30 A New Cold War: Russia Revisited 2 Sessions from 10am to 12pm. Join Thomas Tyrrell, retired international lawyer and former economic advisor to the UK government, as he leads a series of talks aimed at a better understanding of the Russian people and the objectives of President Putin. Russia is on the march! America and Europe are sliding inexorably into a new kind of Economic Cold War. The crisis in the Ukraine has once again caught the West off guard. Putin knows his endgame. What is ours? Tickets are $10 each session* and can be purchased by calling 489-8472. FREE! FREE*Please note: If you are unable to attend a class that includes a fee, kindly give 24 hours notice to receive a refund. 17 THE RIVER MAY 2, 2014


THE RIVER MAY 2, 201418 NCAA Bows To Needed Changes In Face Of Unionization Threat Proposed By College Athletesby Ed FrankControversy is often the fuel that sparks interest in sports. Seldom, however, has there been a bigger storm of controversy than the present plan to allow college athletes the right to unionize. As has been written, discussed, argued and dissected, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern University football players are university employees, thus enabling them to vote on union representation. The effort has been headed by former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter, with financial backing from the United Steelworkers Union. Northwestern football players voted last week, but the results are being kept secret while the NCAA appeals the NLRB ruling. Ask 12 people their opinion on the issue and you will get 24 reasons why college athletic unionization is right, wrong, ridiculous or needs further study. The fact is, however, Colter has brought to the forefront the simple truth that the multi-billion dollar empire of college sports despite the hefty value of scholarships has not treated their athletes properly. Let me give you a personal example: I have a grandson at Purdue University who tutors football players. They tell him that they often go to bed hungry because the NCAA meal restrictions do not allow proper nutrition for the rigorous training required. This is not an isolated fact and apparently, the NCAA in face of unionization ruckus has owned up to this and other wrongdoings. The issue reminds me of a dangerous intersection where neighbors argue that a traffic light is needed. Nothing happens until a fatal collision occurs, and then the light is installed immediately. Now, the NCAA realizes there have been wrongs and look what the organization recently announced: Provide better academic and career counseling. Insure student-athletes against career-ending injuries. Improve medical monitoring during their playing days. Enable student-athletes to finish their degrees even after their playing days are over. Provide enhanced well-being benefits including meals and nutrition. Cover the full cost of attendance by providing stipends for incidental expenses. No doubt the unionization issue will be argued in the courts for years. Regardless of the final determination, Colter already has won. Do you think the NCAA would have made all these changes without the threat of unionization? Of course not. Miracle Baseball Team Sold By Goldklang Group The 25-year ownership of the Class A Fort Myers Miracle baseball team by the Goldklang Group ended Monday with the announcement that the franchise has been purchased by SJS Beacon, a privately held company. Beacon is headed by Jason Hochberg, a New York native, who has worked in the energy business. I am excited to acquire the Miracle and have the opportunity to work with the community and the Minnesota Twins, he said. The Miracle has been a farm team of the Twins for more than 20 years. Why the Goldklang Group sold the franchise and the purchase price was not announced. Goldklang owns several minor league teams, but the Miracle was the first team the company had acquired. Miracle Defeat Bradenton To Move Into First-Place Tie The Fort Myers Miracle started the week with a 7-0 victory over first-place Bradenton to move into a tie for first in the Florida State Leagues South Division. The Monday win left both teams with 14-10 season records. The Miracle played host to Bradenton on Tuesday and Wednesday nights at Hammond Stadium before a three-game road trip to Palm Beach. Fort Myers returns to Hammond Stadium on Sunday for another three-game series against Bradenton. From page 1Free Library SeminarPublic records are not only useful to businesses and organizations, but can help you make better informed decisions in your personal day-to-day life. In addition, this seminar will discuss how to: Review the civil and criminal public records of prospective tenants or employees, or when choosing a new doctor or selecting a local contractor Learn how to obtain copies of deeds and mortgages Review county financial and audit reports Find interactive forms for evictions, small claims and simple divorce Learn how to pay your traffic ticket online Bid on foreclosure properties or on tax deed certificates Request postponement or excusal of jury duty Obtain passport and marriage license information Locate links to other local and state agencies Registration is not required. Seating for attendees is on a first-come, first-seated basis. The seminar is free and open to the public. Also, Dogget is scheduled to present the V alue Of Searching Public Records & Online Services seminar on Wednesday, August 20 at the Bonita Springs Library, located at 26876 Pine Avenue in Bonita Springs and on Wednesday, September 3 at the Cape Coral Public Library, located at 921 SW 39th Terrace in Cape Coral. To learn more about the seminar, contact community relations manager Rita Miller at rmiller@leeclerk.org or by calling 533-2766. 1628 Periwinkle Way 472-2893 Heart of the Islands, SanibelOpen Monday-Saturday 10am www.threecraftyladies.com ay-Saturday 10am e craftyladies.co m Tropical Fabrics Tropical Fabrics Novelty Yarn Novelty Yarn Quilting Quilting Notions Notions Beads Beads Scrapbook Papers Scrapbook Papers Childrens Crafts Childrens Crafts Art Supplies Art Supplies Shell Crafts Shell Crafts Gifts Gifts Find us on Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! Ask about our Sewing Machine Rental Program! STOP IN ON THURSDAY TO CREATE A MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET SOUVENIR! STOP IN ON THURSDAY TO CREATE A MAKEITANDTAKEIT BEAD BRACELET SOUVENIR! Teeing Off For The American Dream May 10Thousands of Floridas most vulnerable children will benefit on Saturday, May 10 when the Lipman Golf Classic tees off at Naples Heritage Golf & Country Club. The tournament is the largest annual fund-raising event for the nonprofit Redlands Christian Migrant Association, based in Immokalee. RCMA operates some 70 child-care centers and three charter schools in 21 Florida counties. All target the rural poor, especially the children of migrant farm workers. Lipman Produce is one of RCMAs leading supporters, and RCMA has a child-care center on a Lipman farm near Immokalee. Lipman became a major sponsor of RCMAs annual golf tournament in 2012. RCMA serves the kind of people we like to employ, said Jaime Weisinger, Lipmans Director of Community Relations and a board member of RCMA. They are dependable, hard-working parents who want their children to have all the benefits of the American Dream. RCMA gives those little kids a terrific start. Last year, the Lipman Golf Classic netted $85,000 for RCMA. The funds were used to enhance services statewide, and much of the money helped RCMA qualify for 16:1 matching funds from the state of Floridas Office of Early Learning. The Classic returns for the second year to Naples Heritage, a top-caliber certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary course, teeming with wildlife. Its a stunning place, said Barbara Mainster, RCMAs executive director. I heard so many compliments from the players last year that I knew immediately we would be coming back. Anyone can compete in the tournament. The fee for an individual is $225, which includes a light breakfast, a hot buffet lunch and likely door prizes. Sponsorships start at $250. To sign up, call Judy Brill at 289-6822 or send an email to judy@rcma.org. From page 14Shell Point Hosts Ding Darling Lecturea well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point was named as one of 2008s most innovative active aging programs by the International Council on Active Aging, an association that supports professionals who develop wellness/fitness facilities and services for age 50-plus adults. To learn more about Shell Point Retirement Community, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131. Read us online at IslandSunNews.com


19 THE RIVER MAY 2, 2014 Cops & Joggers 5K Wins Local Image AwardThe 6th annual Cops & Joggers 5K won an Award of Distinction and a Judges Award at the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Associations 2014 Local Image Awards on April 22 at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. The awards were presented to the Fort Myers Police Department and Marie Kennedy of m.creativepr for the departments Cops & Joggers 5K, an event benefiting organizations that aid the families of first responders who have been injured or killed in the line of duty. With the support of event sponsors, volunteers, local businesses, department employees and Southwest Florida residents, the 6th annual event set records with a total of 841 registered runners and more than $21,000 in raised funds. Its an honor to be recognized for our efforts in supporting our communitys first responders, said Lt. Jeffrey Bernice of the FMPD. Weve always hoped this event would bring Lee County together to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our community, and I have to say weve gained more support than ever last year. Were stepping it up this year with a goal of 1,000 registered runners and look forward to increasing both the awareness and memorial funds in order to continue helping our fallen comrades and their families. This years Cops & Joggers 5K is set to take place on Saturday, October 11 at Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers. FPRAs Local Image Awards competition is conducted annually to recognize outstanding public relations programs in Southwest Florida and to encourage and promote the development of public relations professionals in our area. Entrants must demonstrate innovation, planning, design and execution within budget. The Fort Myers Cops & Joggers 5K was established in 2008 to assist the family of fallen officer Andrew Widman, who was shot and killed in the line of duty on July 18, 2008. Proceeds from the 6th annual event benefited fallen officer Sgt. Mike Wilsons family in addition to the FMPDs Fallen Officers Memorial Fund and The Brotherhood Ride, nonprofit organizations that aid the families of first responders, including law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel, who have been injured or killed in the line of duty. M.creativepr is a public relations, marketing and design firm established in Fort Myers in 2000. The firm has won numerous local and state Image Awards on behalf of its work for its clients including Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Bennetts Fresh Roast, Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. and more. For more information about this years Cops & Joggers 5K, contact Lt. Jeffrey Bernice at jbernice@fmpolice.com or 321-7698. Creative Writing ScholarshipsThree talented Edison State College students have been selected to receive the Rose Kosches Scholarship in creative writing. The scholarship was created by former Edison State College English creative writing professor Rose Kosches and recognizes exceptional writers at Edison State College. This years winners are: Short Story First Place (tie): Paul Jon Paradis and Jessica Rucker Poetry First Place: Kyle Doty Honorable Mention in Poetry: Abigail Brown To be considered for the scholarship, students submitted an original short story or poem, which were evaluated through a blind review process by three Edison State College English and writing professors. Along with the $250 scholarship for the first-place winners, the winning entries will be included in Illuminations, a literary journal published every spring by Edison Writes. Starting line at the 2013 Cops & Joggers 5K road race AppleJuiceWorking With The Dock On Your Macby Carol Rooksby Weidlich, President, SWACKSAfter turning on your Mac, the Dock is the starting point for most Mac users. The Dock gives you quick access to your most frequently used applications and documents keeping your desktop nice and tidy. You can easily customize your Dock. Before you do this I recommend you have paper and pencil handy to mark your current settings. Then if you dont like any of the various options you try, you can always return to the original settings. Now, open System Preferences and click on the Dock icon. Use the Size Slider to change the size of the Dock. If you have a lot of app icons in your Dock like me, youll want to try the Magnification option. Click the checkbox to turn Magnification on, then move the slider to change the size of the icon so when you move your mouse over the Dock the icon will appear larger. Use the radio buttons to control the position of your Dock: left side of screen, bottom of screen, or right side of screen. When you minimize a window, your Mac animates this process using the Genie Effect. Remember how a genie gets sucked into their bottle? This is how your open window will look using this effect. You also have the option of changing to Scale Effect. Now when you minimize the window, it disappears. Other minimizing options include: 1. Check the box next to Double-click a windows title bar to minimize when checked allows you to move your cursor to the title bar of the open window (top are of window where the red, yellow and green buttons are) and double click your mouse to minimize the open window. 2. Check the Minimize windows into application icon and when minimizing the app window it will disappear into its icon. 3. Animate opening applications will have your icons jumping up and down indicating the app is opening. The jumping stops once the app is entirely open. 4. Automatically hide and show the Dock allows the Dock to disappear until you move your mouse to the Dock area when it reappears. And lastly, Show indicator lights for open applications will reflect a tiny bright dot under the app icon that is open. You can combine the various effects till you find what you like. And, if you decide you were really happy with the original settings, you can check your notes to see what your original settings were. Workshops are held the second Tuesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m., and meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m., with the exception of July and August at Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Road in Fort Myers. South West Florida Apple Computer Knowledge Society or SWACKS. For more information visit http://www. swacks.org/. ENGEL & VLKERSIsabella Rasi 239-246-4716


THE RIVER MAY 2, 201420 SFCA Students Sign With CollegesWhitman Wiggins, a senior at Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA), will be taking his football talents to Wheaton College this upcoming fall. Whitman has been a leader on SFCAs football team and has been a stellar player, dominating both sides of the ball over the past three seasons. In each of the past three seasons, he has also been chosen as SFCAs Defensive Player of the Year by his coaches. We recruit young men who have a heart for Jesus Christ, who are highly motivated in the classroom, and who can flat out play, said Mike Swidel, head coach of the Wheaton College Thunder. Whit is the type of football player Wheaton is looking for because he is outstanding in all three of these areas. This young man has the potential to be a fantastic player for us because of his size and strength. We are looking forward to having him join us next year. Wiggins recent honor of being selected as one of the 12 male student-athletes that were chosen by the FHSAA for the Academic All-State Team shows his overall commitment in all areas of high school student life. This is the first time an SFCA student has been selected to this team. Whit is going to leave a huge hole for us to try and fill next year. It is hard to replace a young man who leads on the practice field, in the weight room, and on the game field, said SFCA head coach Mark Ackerman. Whits work ethic and extraordinary play have paid huge dividends towards our programs success over the past four years, and I believe he will be an exceptional student and athlete at Wheaton. Southwest Floridas Christian Academys loss is Wheaton Colleges gain. In addition, SFCA senior Tyler Manes will be continuing his football career at Capital University in Ohio this fall. One of the schools most committed football players almost since the inception of the program, he is a four-year letter winner for the Kings and has started the last two seasons on both sides of the football. We are really excited about Tyler joining our team next year. He brings with him a really high level of energy and a great attitude, said Capital Universitys head coach Craig Candeto. We also love the fact that he is very physical, and we are looking forward to getting him up here and getting him plugged in to our program. Tyler is also a fantastic student, and that is the type of player we want up here at Capital. Since I arrived here, we have had a desire to recruit the Florida schools, and Tyler is our first commitment from down there, added Candeto. We have had five more players follow his lead for next year. Manes talked to a few different colleges, but in the end benefited greatly from the small college recruiting fair that was put on at Cape Coral High School, where he had the opportunity to meet with the Capital University coaching staff. Tyler has been one of the most versatile players we have had in the program over the past four years. He has played running back, offensive line, defensive line, linebacker and was our long snapper for special teams, added coach Ackerman. There are very few young men that can play that many different positions. I credit Tylers willingness to play wherever needed as one of the reasons for the success of the football team this past year. Wiggins and Manes signed their letters of intent on April 23 at Southwest Florida Christian Academy. Front row from left, Amy Wiggins (Whits mom), Whitman Wiggins, Tyler Manes and Sherri Manes (Tylers mom); back row, Stan Wiggins (Whits dad), SFCA athletic director Mark Ackerman, school principal Emily Pigott and Alfredo Manes (Tylers dad)Edison State Essay Award WinnersA new tradition has started with the Edison State College Research Essay Awards. The purpose of the awards is to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional critical thinking and analysis skills, and can communicate their point of view in a clear, concise and convincing manner, said Dr. Maria Cahill, coordinator, program development and professor of English at Edison State College. The winners and titles of their essays are: ENC 1101: First place: Joni Jarvenpaa, How Does Immigration Affect the U.S. Economy? Second place: Ryan White, Beyond Salem (Tie) Shelby Starks, Affirmative Action: Balancing the Playing Field or Promoting Discrimination? Third Place: Ezequiel Rios, Economic Model that Can Save Lives ENC 1102: First place: Kyle McBride, Al Qaeda: Why the Hate? Second place: Mildred Perez, Beauty Pageants: Parents Damaging Their Children Third place: Jessica Berggren, Uniforms Are a Must Students submitted an original essay, which was then evaluated through a blind review process by three Edison State College English and writing professors. For more information, visit www.edison.edu. Miller Named To Honor RollJacob Miller of Fort Myers was named to the winter 2014 honor roll list at Spokane Falls Community College. To receive honor roll status, students must earn a 3.0 grade point average or higher. School Smartby Shelley M. Greggs, NCSPDear Shelley, My son is in ninth grade and he is doing well, but he is shy. I dont want him to fall through the cracks when it comes to college planning, and I want to know when you think I should talk to his guidance counselor so we can start the college process. Is it too early to think about that now? Lorena V., Fort Myers Lorena, You are wise to be thinking about the college process. It takes a lot of time to prepare for it. This summer might be an ideal time for you to have an initial meeting with the counselor, giving both of you some extra time for planning. Here is some information on counselors that may help you better understand the role they now play in schools and why early contact may be better for you and the counselor. In the 2008-09 school year, the average ratio of guidance counselors to students nationwide was 457 to 1. By 2011, the most recent year for which numbers are available the ratio had increased to 471 students per single counselor nearly two times the 250-1 ratio recommended by the American School Counselor Association. Ten to 15 years ago, counselors primarily helped students with scheduling, applying for college, financial aid or vocational counseling. Now, however, their offices reverberate with pleas for help in dealing with a multitude of teenage problems. They must help students cope with everything from mental health issues, family problems, bullying, social media consequences, peer suicides, grief counseling and drug abuse to the longestablished matters of college testing guidance, and writing references for students headed to college or the job market. According to Jill Cook, spokeswoman for the Virginia-based American School Counselor Association, which represents 33,000 school counselors nationwide, High school counselors have shifted from working with a small number of students perhaps those who are in trouble a great deal or those applying to college. But today, they are working with all students. They are kind of that front line that identify where kids are struggling ... and they really serve an important role in helping us reach all the kids we can, said one assistant principal. The American School Counselors Association has prepared some tips for parents to help them work with high school counselors: Meet or contact your childs school counselor at least three times per school year. By communicating with one another at the beginning, middle and end of the school year, parents and counselors can have a definite impact on a childs success. Discuss your childs challenges and concerns with the school counselor. As a parent, you know your child best. However, the school counselor can help you better understand your child as a student. Learn about your childs school and social connections from the school counselor. When you need information or assistance, your childs school counselor can help you get in touch with the appropriate school officials. The school counselor can also help you locate resources in the community when you need them. Work with the school counselor to identify resources and find solutions to problems. If your child is having a problem at school, it is important to work with your childs school counselor to find solutions. Discuss resources available within and outside of the school, and get information on how such programs can benefit your child. 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.


21 THE RIVER MAY 2, 2014 St. Francis Xavier School 75th Anniversary GalaSt. Francis Xavier School, the first Catholic school in Southwest Florida, will host its 75th anniversary gala on Saturday, May 3 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Lexington Country Club in Fort Myers. Limited tickets and tables are available. The school invites members of the community to the gala, entitled Celebrating Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. There will be live music, dinner and a silent auction St. Francis Xavier School has officially met sponsorship, gift and in-kind donation goals from numerous companies and organizations. 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. In 1938, 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. St. Francis Xavier School has honored the 75th anniversary throughout the year with numerous events for students and alumni as well as members of the community. For tickets or more information, call 334-7707. Honor Society Inducts New MembersThe following local residents were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nations oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines: Rachel Groening of Fort Myers initiated into University of South Florida chapter. Jenevieve Perry of North Fort Myers initiated into University of South Florida chapter. These residents are among approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction. New Board MembersRodney Ford, Maura Granger and Robert Parks have joined the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County (BGCLC). Greg Brock will serve as 2013-2015 board president/chief volunteer officer. Brock has been with Allstate Insurance Company for 37 years and currently serves as field sales leader and agency consultant to Allstate agency owners in Lee and Collier counties. He has been a BGCLC board member since 1999 and has served on and chaired several committees over the years. He previously served as board chair of Florida Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, a statewide alliance representing all Boys & Girls Clubs in the state of Florida. He is also a board member and allocations team member of the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades County and a member and current chapter president of the Xi Omicron Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. in Fort Myers. Ford serves as facility manager for Coca-Cola Refreshments. In addition to the Boys & Girls Clubs, he has served as a March of Dimes Bikers for Babies committee member, Earth Day Trash Bash team leader and volunteered with Keep Lee County Beautifuls Coastal Clean Up. Granger has worked for IBM since 1998 and currently serves as CIO project office program manager. For more than 25 years, she has donated her time as a volunteer with a number of charities, mostly those serving children. In addition to the Boys & Girls Clubs, she volunteers as a substitute teacher for the Lee County School District, a Run Club coach at Heights Elementary and serves as president of Endurance Sisterhood, the largest all-female USA Triathalon Club in the U.S. Parks serves as director of operations for Priority Payment Systems. A native of Ohio, he has lived in Lee County for nearly 30 years. In addition to serving on the board of the BGCLC, he is a member of the board of directors for the Sanibel and Captiva Chamber of Commerce. At the heart of our organization is a desire of our board and volunteers to positively influence the lives of young people in our community, said Shannon Lane, chief professional officer of the BGCLC. We are more than just a hangout, and our board is instrumental in helping us deliver the life-changing programs we offer to the hundreds of local kids our clubs serve every day. Celebrating 40 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County works to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Clubs are located in communities with the greatest need where similar services are limited or nonexistent. Membership dues are $10 per school year so that all children can have access to its programs. Greg Brock Maura GrangerTwo VFK Board Members AddedDarlene Ann Grossman, executive director of Voices For Kids of Southwest Florida, Inc. (VFK), a 501(c)3 nonprofit entity serving abused, neglected and abandoned children in Southwest Florida, announced the addition of two new members elected to its board of directors. Newly elected members joining the board of directors include Jessica Dunleavy, loan officer/assistant vice president, FineMark National Bank & Trust; and Jamie B. Schwinghamer, litigation attorney, Hahn Loeser & Parks. We are pleased that our new members are committed to helping make the lives of abused, neglected and abandoned children in Southwest Florida safer, said Grossman. Our board members help VFK raise funds that directly support the guardian ad litem program in the 20th District Circuit (Lee, Hendry, Glades, Charlotte and Collier counties) and our Kids Being Kids program which provides those items which give the children a sense of normalcy and help them fit in. For more information, visit www.voicesforkids.org or call 533-1435. Shell Point Welcomes Residents To Attend May Informational Meetings Residents of Southwest Florida who would like to learn about resort-style retirement options and lifecare from an experienced retirement counselor are invited to attend one of several informational meetings at Shell Point Retirement Community. The meetings will be held at 10 a.m. in the main Commons located in The Woodlands neighborhood at Shell Point on May 7, 13, 21 and 27. After the presentation, guests can tour The Island neighborhood and visit furnished models in The Woodlands neighborhood. Guests will also learn more about The Estuary, Shell Points newest neighborhood, which will include 50 residences in a combination of single-family and twin villa homes along with a community center and a pool. Admission to these informative sessions is free, however, seating is limited. Reservations are required and may be made by visiting www.shellpoint.org/seminars or calling Maureen Thomson at 466-1131 or 1-800-780-1131. To learn more about Shell Point, visit www.shellpoint.org. Aerial of Shell Point Island


THE RIVER MAY 2, 201422 Financial FocusBe Prepared For Lifes Changing Seasonsby Jennifer BaseyA few days ago, we observed May Day, a celebration of spring. And, after a long and hard winter in many parts of the country, most of us are ready for sunshine, warmer temperatures and the hopefulness that spring always symbolizes. But as winter gives way to spring, we are also reminded that our lives have seasons, too and it pays to be prepared for all of them. So, as you move into the retirement season, youll need to prepare for several possible challenges, including the following: Outliving your resources The idea of outliving ones financial resources is certainly not one we want to face. In fact, in a poll of people ages 44 to 75 sponsored by Allianz Life Insurance, 61 percent said they fear depleting their assets more than they fear dying. The best way you can overcome anxiety about running out of money is to invest and plan. Contribute as much as you can afford to your IRA and 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan and when your salary goes up over time, increase your contributions. As for the plan part, try to envision the type of lifestyle you want during retirement, and then estimate how much this lifestyle will cost. Once you reach retirement, you will also need to do some planning specifically, you will need to calculate how much money you can afford to withdraw from your investments each year. Becoming disabled One-third of all people between the ages of 30 and 64 will become disabled at some point, according to the Health Insurance Association of America. If you became disabled, even temporarily, the loss of income could prove devastating to your financial security, and that of your familys. To avoid this worrisome scenario, you may want to consider disability insurance. If your employer offers this coverage as an employee benefit, take it but dont assume it will be sufficient. Many times, an employer-sponsored disability policy will only cover a short-term disability and may have a long waiting period for benefits to kick in. Consequently, you may need to purchase your own disability insurance policy to supplement your employers coverage. Requiring long-term care Unfortunately, many people eventually require some type of long-term care, whether that involves a stay in a nursing home or the assistance of a home health care aid. This type of care is expensive, and Medicare only covers part of it. Just how costly is long-term care? The national average for home health aide services is nearly $45,000 per year, and a private room in a nursing home is nearly $84,000 per year, according to a recent survey by Genworth, a financial security company. To meet long-term care costs, you could self-insure, but that might be prohibitively expensive. But failing to do anything about meeting long-term care costs could result in the need for your grown children or other family members to get involved in some fashion and that is something you no doubt wish to avoid. Fortunately, you can find solutions. To learn about appropriate protection vehicles, consult with your financial advisor. With some thoughtful planning, constant vigilance and timely action, you can meet all these challenges and enjoy all the seasons of life in which you find yourself. Jennifer Basey is a financial advisor in Fort Myers. She can be reached at jennifer.basey@edwardjones.com. Reedus Lauded At Breakthrough Awards May 7On Wednesday, May 7, Tamsyn Reedus will be honored at Goodwill Industries of Southwest Floridas Breakthrough Awards Luncheon. The annual event honors businesses and members in the community who have assisted others, or themselves, in overcoming disabilities or barriers on their path to employment and independence. Reedus will be receiving the Breakthrough Graduate Award. Nearly a decade ago, Reedus who is deaf was having difficulty finding an employer who would give her a chance. Because of my hearing impairment, being deaf made it harder to find a job, Reedus explained through a sign language interpreter. Because I wouldnt be able to hear, to be able to do things like answer the phone, that kind of stuff. I think that kind of hindered me. After being referred to Goodwill by Vocational Rehabilitation, her Job-Link consultant Ketinna Gadsden found Reedus a volunteer position at Lee Physican Group Pulmonary Associates in Fort Myers. I thought it would be a good fit for her to work with such a small group setting, explained Gadsden. They gave her a chance. When Reedus volunteer assignment was over, the office realized she was a significant asset to the staff and hired her permanently as a medical records clerk, where she continues to work today. For Reedus, having a job means more than just a paycheck. I was so happy to finally get work, she signed. Its so important. Having a job, Im able to pay my bills, pay my rent, and Im able to be responsible for myself. Take care of myself. Be dependent on myself. Other Goodwill Breakthrough Award winners include Breakthrough Employer Broadway Palm, Breakthrough Business GCG Construction and Breakthrough Acheiver Mark Peirce. Goodwill will also be celebrating Volunteer of the Year continued on page 24 Tamsyn Reedus Roth To Retire From Uncommon Friends FoundationArlene Roth-Schmidt has announced her retirement as executive director of the Uncommon Friends Foundation. She has been the executive director of Uncommon Friends Foundation, a nonprofit foundation focused on business ethics, character education and historic preservation, for the past 10 years. During her tenure, the organization added a more robust character education curriculum and business ethics program. The organization also entered into a public/private partnership with the City of Fort Myers, allowing the foundation to operate and manage the historic Burroughs Home in Fort Myers, providing a showcase for the foundations archives. Roth-Schmidt has over 30 years of senior management experience in nonprofits, including 20 as CEO in both Florida and New Mexico in the fields of healthcare, public policy, character and business ethics education, theatre and museums. Prior to New Mexico and then Florida, Roth-Schmidt spent a decade in marketing and public relations in the professional fields of fashion and broadcasting in New York City, including Westinghouse Broadcasting and the American Broadcasting Company. The board of directors just completed a strategic plan for the next three years. I am transitioning into a new life in Port Charlotte, said Roth-Schmidt. It seems to be the perfect time to step down and allow new leadership to plot the course for the future of the foundation while allowing me to explore the non-profit world of Charlotte and Sarasota counties. She recently moved to Port Charlotte with her husband, Bruce Schmidt. Gray Davis, president of the Uncommon Friends Foundation, noted that Roth-Schmidt has provided good leadership for the foundation over the past ten years. The foundation will be seeking a replacement for the executive director position. Applications, including a resume and cover letter, are being accepted for the position from qualified candidates. They may be emailed to gray. davis@bbandt.com. For more information, call 337-9505 or visit www.uncommonfriends.org. Standard & Poors Rating Service Increases Citys RatingStandard & Poors Ratings Services has raised the underlying rating on the City of Fort Myers series 2004A gas-tax revenue bonds one notch to A- from A based on the stabilization of good coverage of maximum annual debt service {MADS) payment and indications of the local economys recovery after the recession. The outlook is stable. The rating further reflects Standard & Poors view of the citys: Sound bond provisions and a fully funded debt service reserve No plans to issue additional new money debt, which protects from coverage dilution risk Rapid bond amortization schedule The citys population has grown 8.4 percent since 2009, to an estimated 66,835 for 2012. Consistent with national and statewide trends, key economic indicators weakened considerably during the economic downturn. New construction slowed and foreclosures were widespread in the city. Recent data, however, indicate a modest, yet uneven, recovery and potentially a bottoming of home prices. After reaching a high of 11.6 percent in 2010, unemployment fell to 6.8 percent in 2013, which is below the state and national rates. In Standard & Poors opinion, income indicators for the city are continued on page 24 Arlene Roth-Schmidt


23 THE RIVER MAY 2, 2014 deaRPharmacistSymptoms And Solutions For High Blood Pressureby Suzy Cohen, RPhDear Pharmacist: Are there any natural remedies I can take for high blood pressure? I do take medicine but I want to get off because it makes me cough. Can you help? TL, Dallas, Texas Promise to remain supervised by your physician before going off your medicine, some have to be weaned, you cant suddenly stop. High blood pressure is one of those things I consider a symptom rather than a disease itself. It is silent, meaning there are few obvious signs that you have until a big event, for example, a heart attack. As blood pressure rises, you may get headaches in the back of the head, which may feel worse in the morning upon arising. You may also experience dizziness, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, fatigue, nosebleeds or the urge to urinate at night. So what are your options? Losing weight by exercising will help. A better diet is a must. Because hypertension is a risk factor for heart attack and stroke, physicians take quick action and prescribe medications to lower blood pressure: ACE Inhibitors Popular ones are lisinopril, benazepril and enalapril. These medications block your ACE enzyme. Natural foods and supplements that do the same thing in a gentler way include garlic, seaweed, pycnogenol, omega 3 fatty acids, egg yolks, zinc and hawthorn berries. Calcium Channel Blockers Verapamil, amlodipine and nifedipine. Medications in this category cause relaxation of the blood vessels. Natural options are omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, magnesium, vitamin E, vitamin C, hawthorn berries, NAC and lipoic acid. You should also eat celery. Diuretics Blockbusters like furosemide and hydrochlorothiazide. These medications cause you to urinate more which reduces the amount of fluid in your blood vessels. When you reduce the squeeze in those tiny cramped vessels, pressure goes down. Natural, gentle water pills include vitamin C, potassium, vitamin B6, hawthorn berry, taurine and CoQ10. Celery too! Certain foods and supplements are direct vasodilators, meaning they open up the blood vessels, thus relieving some pressure. These include taurine, potassium, omega 3 fatty acids, and you guessed it, celery! Even four stalks a week could help, more if you like it. Juice it, dip it in hummus or sunflower butter, and if you just cant eat it, then consider supplements of celery seed extract. Compounds in celery like -n-butylphthalide are known to reduce blood pressure. In China, this compound (extracted from celery seed) is sold as a drug to reduce beta amylase-induced neuronal apoptosis, which confers protection for people with stroke, dementia and traumatic brain injury (TBI). The final piece of the anti-hypertensive puzzle is the beautiful beet. Solid research shows that beets, and beetroot juice can help with blood pressure and cholesterol. Drink about a cup a day. I juice a beet quite often myself. Consider massage to control cortisol. And yoga, its another fun, non-pharmacological way to reduce blood pressure and stress hormones. Plus, it makes you more flexible and strengthens your spine. 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. Letter Carriers To Collect FoodSaturday, May 10 marks the 22nd anniversary of Americas largestsingle day of giving the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive in Partnership with the U.S. Postal Service, Campbell Soup, Feeding America and other partners. Currently, 49 million Americans one in six are unsure where their next meal is coming from. Sixteen million are children who feel hungers impact on their overall health and ability to perform in school. And nearly five million seniors over age 60 are food insecure, with many who live on fixed incomes often too embarrassed to ask for help. In 2013, 74 million pounds of food was collected by postal carriers nationally, feeding an estimated 30 million people. Over the course of the 21-year history, the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive has collected well over one billion pounds of food. The food drives timing is crucial. Food banks and pantries often receive the majority of their donations during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons. By springtime, many pantries are depleted, entering the summer low on supplies at a time when many school breakfast and lunch programs are not available to children in need. Leave a non-perishable food donation in a bag by the mailbox on Saturday, May 10 and the postal carrier will do the rest. Its that simple and millions of Americans will be helped. Mom And Me by Lizzie and PryceLizzie and Pryce answer your questions and give advice about aging concerns from a two-generational perspective. A mother and daughter team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health educator, and Pryce is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who specializes in the care of elders and people with chronic illnesses. Dear Mom & Me, I am fed up listening to women complain about their sore knees. The other day, it happened again. This woman five-foot-two inches tall, weighing at least 250 pounds complained that her doctor said that there was nothing more that he could do to reduce her pain. Her knee replacements went well, but she still was having pain. What do these people expect? Do they not see that their problems may be self-induced? They just eat too much and their natural and artificial knees just cant take the load. What do you think? Ardella Dear Ardella, Being overweight seems to cause a great deal of problems. It is possible that this woman at five-foot-two could have a very small frame and her bones just cant take the overload. However, we do not know for sure. I rarely see people who are normal or underweight with knee problems but it certainly would not do any harm for this woman to go on some kind of a weight reducing diet. Lizzie Dear Ardella, I have a difficult time understanding individuals that make poor health habit choices: smoking, eating, drinking particularly when specific health habits are linked to significant health problems. I do not think people with poor health habits can or want to put their actions into consequences. I try to put my energy and thoughts into controlling my behaviors and not toward getting angry with others for not controlling their behaviors. We all have freedom of choice and with those choices come consequences like painful knees. Pryce Lizzie and Pryces email address is momandmeaging@hotmail.com. Cypress Cove Adds Executive DirectorCypress Cove at HealthPark Florida, a continuing care retirement community located in south Fort Myers, has appointed Michele S. Wasserlauf as executive director. Wasserlauf is a veteran in Floridas retirement living industry. She was previously campus executive director for ACTS Retirement Communities at their St. Andrew Estates in Boca Raton. Wasserlauf replaces Joel Anderson, vice president of Cypress Coves parent company, Lee Healthcare Resources, who has been acting as executive director for the past year during the companys executive search. Anderson said of Wasserlauf, She is a strong and compassionate leader whose confidence, skills and experience will serve Cypress Cove well, especially during our time of growth. She brings 25 years of executive nonprofit senior living experience to her new position. Wasserlauf steps into her new role managing the day-to-day operations of Cypress Cove at a time when this 48-acre community is preparing to add a new care facility to their continuum The Memory Care Residences at Cypress Cove. This new residences is a much needed addition dedicated to enriching and enhancing the lives of those seniors in the greater Fort Myers community affected by Alzheimers disease, dementia or memory loss. Groundbreaking for The Memory Care Residences is planned for November 15. Michele S. Wasserlauf Share your community news with us. Call 415-7732, Fax: 415-7702or email press@riverweekly.com


THE RIVER MAY 2, 201424 BJs Charitable Foundation GrantGoodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. recently received a $5,000 grant from the BJs Charitable Foundation. Goodwill will use the grant to support the organizations Palm Beach Job-Link Center, located at 4162 Palm Beach Blvd. in Fort Myers. We truly appreciate this grant from BJs Charitable Foundation, said Goodwill spokesperson Madison Mitchell. With it, we will be able to provide more opportunities to individuals with disabilities and disadvantages. The BJs Charitable Foundation is dedicated to supporting hunger prevention, self-sufficiency, healthcare and education in the communities surrounding our Clubs, added Jessica Newman, executive director of the BJs Charitable Foundation. BJs Charitable Foundation donated a total of $431,000 to 70 nonprofit charitable organizations across our footprint during this grant cycle, and we hope these donations benefit the incredible efforts of our partners working to impact the lives of individuals and families and enable them to continue to provide crucial services to those in need. Support Group For Families Of Long Term CareA support group specifically for families of nursing home and assisted living facility residents will meet on Tuesday, May 20 at 10 a.m. at the Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, located at 12468 Brantley Commons Court in Fort Myers. The focus of this support group meeting is issues, concerns and questions families face as they cope with placing a loved one in a long-term care facility. The group is open to all interested families of nursing home or assisted living residents at no charge. The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, a United Way partner agency, provides informational, educational and supportive assistance to individuals with Alzheimers disease and related disorders and their caregivers. For more information, call 437-3007. From page 22Breakthrough AwardsMelissa Mannon.The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. Tickets to the Goodwill Breakthrough Awards Luncheon are $50 per person or $750 for a table sponsorship. To RSVP for the event, or if you are interested in sponsorship, call Madison Mitchell at 995-2106 ext. 2213 or email MadisonMitchell@goodwillswfl.org. From page 22Citys Rating Increasedadequate, with median household and per capita effective buying income at 61 percent and 70 percent of the national level, respectively. Per capita retail sales for 2013 were strong at 256 percent of the national level. The stable outlook reflects Standard & Poors expectation that the debt service coverage will remain good despite the volatile nature of the gas tax revenues. Standard & Poors believes that lack of additional new money bond issuance and indications of the local economys recovery from the recession further support the current rating. Therefore, Standard & Poors do not expect to change the rating within the two-year outlook horizon. From page 15Boys & Girls Clubs Receive FundsAt the heart of our organization, is the desire of our community to positively influence the lives of our local youth, said Shannon Lane, chief professional officer of the BGCLC. We are more than just a hangout, and donors, like the Backwater Tournament Series, are instrumental in helping us deliver the lifechanging programs we offer to the hundreds of local kids our clubs serve every day. For tournament dates and information, visit www.backwaterseries.com. Celebrating 40 years of providing quality youth programs and brighter futures for young people in the Lee County community, the areas five clubs are located in communities with the greatest need where similar services are limited or nonexistent. Membership dues are $10 per school year so that all children can have access to its programs. The club relies upon the philanthropic support of individuals, corporations and foundations in order to sustain and grow its services. For more information, contact Shannon Lane at 334-1886 or slane@ bgclc.net. Farmers Market At Cape HarbourMemorial Day weekend kicks off the return of the Farmers Market at Cape Harbour. On Saturday, May 24, Cape Harbour will wake up to the soft sounds from the Juke Box Hero, Chris Cammarota. As the sun rises, the party begins and everyone starts shopping to the beat. A host of quality vendors have been chosen to offer an array of locally-grown succulent fruits, garden fresh vegetables, seafood delights and homemade breads and desserts are just some of the mouthwatering treats that will be offered at this seasons Farmers Market at Cape Harbour. The market is open from 8 a.m. until noon and continues every Saturday until October 1. The market vendors will include Andys Island Seafood, Artisan Bread Company, Blankets & Bows, C & J Produce, Carefree Boat Club, Classy QZ, Dianes Creations, Dial A Nurse, Dianes Creations, Edward Jones Co., Essential Oils, Florida Weekly, Heritage Pointe Honey, Paradise Gourmet, Paradise Handmade Soaps, Power FX, Simply Beachie, Tow Boat US, Tupperware, Turtles Tomato Patch, Venture Out Charters plus the Shriners, who will be selling Vidalia onions, just to name a few. Seasonal fruits and vegetables including peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, lettuce, peaches, mangos, papayas and pineapple are among the delectable offerings. In addition to the Farmers Market, the merchants at Cape Harbour will open their doors to offer shoppers a host of treasures and treats. We have several new shops along the promenade, Fetch Dog Boutique, Wish List Gift Shop and a Waterside Wine Club. Harbour View Gallery has expanded and Scentiments now has apparel and purses. Guests are invited to browse the shops and enjoy breakfast, lunch, a cool gelato or cocktail while relaxing near the water. Cape Harbour features four restaurants Rumrunners, The Joint, Pignoli On The Harbour and Run Agrounds Coffee Shop. Cape Harbour is located at 5828 Cape Harbour Drive in Cape Coral. For more information, visit www.capeharbour.com or contact Glenda at 470-2746 if you are interested in being a vendor. If you are a mature lady of Southwest Florida who loves song and dance, join the award winning Calendar Girls. The Calendar Girls perform at fundraisers and specials events throughout Southwest Florida, and raise awareness for many charitable causes. For more information about the group, visit www.calendargirlsflorida.com or call Katherine at 850-6010 The Calendar Girls Calendar Girls Looking For Dancers BOAT RENTALSFishing Cabbage KeyDolphin Watching Captains Available472-5800Jensens Marina Captiva Island


My Stars FOR WEEK OF MAY 5, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might be tempted to be more assertive when dealing with a job-related matter. But a carefully measured approach works best at getting the cooperation youre looking for. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) While others urge you to act now, you instinctively recognize that a move at this time is not in your best interests. You should know when to do so by weeks end. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A busy schedule keeps you on the move for much of the week. But things ease up by the time the weekend arrives, allowing you to reconnect with family and friends. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Travel dominates the week, and despite some delays in getting to where you want to go, the overall experience should prove to be a positive one in many ways. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your Leonine self-confidence comes roaring back after a brief period of doubt and helps you get through a week of demanding challenges and ultimately emerge triumphant. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Virgos who have made a major commitment -personal or professional -should be able to tap into a renewed reservoir of self-confidence to help them follow through. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You soon could receive news from a surprising source that could cause you to change your mind about how you had planned to deal with an ongoing job-related problem. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A surprise move of support from a colleague who has never been part of your circle of admirers helps influence others to take a new look at what youve put on the table. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) While a bold decision to take an I know what Im doing approach impresses some colleagues, it also raises the risk of causing resentment among others. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A misunderstanding twixt you and a friend might not be your fault at all, despite what he or she suggests. Talk it out to see at what point the confusion might have started. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Getting into a community operation fulfills the Aquarians need to help people. It also can lead to new contacts that might one day help you with a project. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A minor problem could delay the start of a long-anticipated trip for two. Use the time to recheck your travel plans. You might find a better way to get where youre going. BORN THIS WEEK: You are a dedicated romantic who seeks both excitement and stability in your relationships. On May 10, 1749, the 10th and final volume of Henry Fieldings novel Tom Jones is printed. The serialized novel told the humorous story of the attempts of the illegitimate but charming Tom Jones to win his neighbors daughter. On May 5, 1904, Boston Red Sox pitcher Cy Young (born Denton True Young) throws a perfect game against the Detroit Tigers. It was the first perfect game of the modern era; the last had been thrown by John Montgomery Ward in 1880. It was the second of three nohitters that Young would throw, and the only perfect game. On May 9, 1926, according to their claims, polar explorer Richard E. Byrd and co-pilot Floyd Bennett fly over the North Pole in a triple-engine Fokker monoplane, the Josephine Ford. However, the discovery in 1996 of the diary that Byrd kept seemed to suggest that he and Bennett may have turned back 150 miles short of the pole because of an oil leak. On May 6, 1940, John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath. The book traces the fictional Joad family of Oklahoma as they lose their family farm and move to California in search of a better life. On May 7, 1965, in a Clearwater, Fla., motel room, a bleary-eyed Keith Richards awoke, grabbed a tape recorder and laid down one of the greatest pop hooks of all time: The opening riff of (I Cant Get No) Satisfaction. He then promptly fell back to sleep. On May 8, 1984, claiming that its athletes will not be safe from protests and possible physical attacks, the Soviet Union announces that it will not compete in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. The boycott was a response to the decision of the United States to boycott the 1980 games held in Moscow. On May 11, 1997, IBMs supercomputer Deep Blue makes chess history by defeating chess champion Gary Kasparov. The Russian master conceded defeat after 19 moves in the sixth game of the tournament. It was the first defeat of a reigning world champion by a machine in tournament play. It was noted Democratic politician Adlai Stevenson who made the following sage observation: In America, anybody can be president. Thats one of the risks you take. You might be surprised to learn that notorious FBI director J. Edgar Hoover at one time had presidential aspirations. He reportedly believed he would be able to defeat president Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936, though nothing came of his ambition. Those who study such things say that a lion and a leopard can successfully interbreed. The resulting offspring is called a leopon. The first pocket calculator was introduced by Texas Instruments in 1961, intended originally for use by the Air Force. Weighing 10 ounces and being only slightly larger than a pack of cigarettes, the company claimed that it could perform the same calculations as a computer 150 times its size. The sex organ of a male spider can be found at the end of one of its legs. As most health-care workers could tell you, emergency rooms are busier and more mental patients are admitted during the full moon than at any other time of the month. The time of the new moon is only slightly less busy, however. The next time youre drizzling honey on your biscuit, consider this tidbit: Bees must visit up to 2 million flowers just to produce a single pound of the sweetener. One might think that an event as momentous as the Wright Brothers first successful airplane flight in 1903 would have received widespread coverage in the media. One would be wrong. The only newspaper to carry an account of the historic flight was the Virginian Pilot, based in Norfolk. I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. -Mark Twain THIS WEEK IN HISTORY STRANGE BUT TRUE THOUGHT FOR THE DAY PUZZLE ANSWERS 1. MYTHOLOGY: In Norse mythology, what is the name of the mischievous god who likes to play tricks? 2. GEOGRAPHY: Where is the island nation of Nauru located? 3. CHEMISTRY: What is the symbol for the element sulfur? 4. TRANSPORTATION: What is the name of Frances high-speed rail service? 5. LITERATURE: Who wrote the Hollywood-based novel The Day of the Locust? 6. GEOLOGY: What kind of rock is marble? 7. ART: What outdoor school of painting was led by artists such as Rousseau, Corot, Millet and Daubigny? 8. MOVIES: Which U.S. state was the setting for the 1971 film The Last Picture Show? 9. TELEVISION: What was Radar OReillys moms name on the TV show M*A*S*H? 10. PSYCHOLOGY: What is the abnormal fear represented in pedophobia? TRIVIA TEST 1. Loki 2. South Paci c Ocean 3. S 4. TGV or Train a Grande Vitesse 5. Nathanael West 6. Metamorphic 7. Barbizon School 8. Texas 9. Edna 10. A fear of children. ANSWERSDID YOU KNOW25 THE RIVER MAY 2, 2014 SPORTS QUIZ 1. Entering 2014, which major-league team was the only one to not have a pitcher toss a no-hitter in franchise history? 2. Three pitchers during the 1990s led or co-led the A.L. in wins for a season without tossing a shutout. Name two of them. 3. Of Florida, Florida State and Miami, which was the only college football team to not play in at least one of the first five BCS national championship games? 4. When was the last time an NBA Finals team won Game Seven on the road? 5. In the 2013-14 season, the Anaheim Ducks became the second team in NHL history to win 18 times in 19 games. Who was the first? 6. How old was driver A.J. Foyt when he won his last IndyCar race? 7. How many consecutive Grand Slam singles semifinals did tennis star Novak Djokovic make before losing in the Australian Open quarterfinals in 2014? ANSWERS 1. The San Diego Padres. 2. Detroits Bill Gullickson (1991), and New Yorks Andy Pettitte (1996) and David Cone (1998). 3. Florida. Florida State played in the rst three, and Miami the next two. 4. The Washington Bullets beat the Sonics in Seattle in 1978. 5. The 1967-68 Montreal Canadiens. 6. He was 46 when he won the Pocono 500 in 1981. 7. Fourteen.


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answer on page 27 PUZZLE ANSWERS SUDOKU SCRAMBLERS FIND AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PANELS PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY 27 THE RIVER MAY 2, 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.comFINAN C IAL S ERVI C E S THE RIGHT INVESTMENTS IN YOUR IRA CANMAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE. To learn about the bene ts of an Edward Jones IRA, call or visit today.www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC Jennifer L Basey Financial Advisor1952-2 Park Meadows Dr Ft Myers, FL 33907 239-437-5900 CO MPUTER S


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Call 239-849-0907.NS 4/25 CC 5/2 COLLECTABLES FOR SALELOVESEATLOVESEAT, 58, 2 cushion, like new. Durable fabric marine blue, lime, white stripe. Matter Bros new $950 sell $350. Perfect beach colors!NS 5/2 CC 5/2 FURNITURE FOR SALE SERVICES OFFEREDHELLES CLEANING SERVICESResidential Cleaning to Satisfaction Sanibel & Captiva 239-565-0471 Sanibel Lic. #11412 Lee Co. Lic. #051047NS 1/4 PC TFN AFFORDABLE HOME CAREHomeCare Services With A Difference Specializing in Alzheimers,Parkinson,Stroke etc. Live-ins, 8 hrs, 24 hrs. FBI Background Check available. Licensed & Insured. References Available, call Cell: 561-509-4491 or 239-963-8449NS 10/25 CC TFN 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 SCARNATO LAWN SERVICELawn Service, Shrubs and Tree Trimming Weeding, Installation of Plants, Trees and Mulch (one month free service available) Joe Scarnato (239) 849-6163 scarnatolawn@aol.com RS 1/25 BM TFN 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 HELP WANTEDVOLUNTEERS NEEDEDVolunteers needed for the After School Program which runs Mon.-Th, 2:30 3:15 pm call Linda Reynolds 472-1617RS 1/4 NC TFN VOLUNTEER/ 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 SECTION LEADERSPaid section leaders for church choir. Wed. evening rehearsals, Sun. morning services from October April. Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 239-472-0497.NS 5/2 BM 5/9 HELP WANTEDR/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.comRS 5/2 CC 5/2 HELP WANTEDBillys Rentals on Sanibel needs outgoing individuals to assist customers with bicycle rentals/deliveries and cashiers. Hiring for new Baileys location. Transport from FM location available. Call 239-472-5248 ask for Robin.NS 5/2 CC 5/9 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.RS 5/2 BM 5/2 FOUNDPrescription sunglasses found in parking lot of Limetree Center on Wednesday, February 27. Claim at Island Sun newspaper, suite 2 in Limetree Center, or call 395-1213.NS 3/8 NC TFN LOST AND FOUND 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 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 BOATS CANOES KAYAKSDOCKAGEHourly, Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Captiva Island 472-5800RS 1/4 NC TFN 30 FOOT +/BOAT SLIP FOR RENTOn Bay Drive. Deep Water Direct to Bay and Gulf. 413-374-3995.NS 5/2 CC 5/30


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 MAY 2, 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 Midnight. I hope you will notice what a great dog I am. Ive been overlooked here as many black pets seem to be. We just dont stand out in the crowd. Spend some time getting to know me though and youll see what a good girl I am. I know my basic commands too. I would love to be part of your family. My adoption fee (regularly $75) is $40 during Lee County Domestic Animal Services Real Housepets of Lee County May adoption promotion. Hi, my name is Caren and Im a friendly feline for sure. Affectionate describes me to a tee but I also love to play and entertain myself. Even though Im a cat, I can play a pretty good game of fetch with a ball. My adoption fee (regularly $50) is equal to the day of the month so come and get me early during the May adoption promotion. For information about this weeks pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services website at www.LeeLostPets.com. When calling, refer to the animals ID number. The website updates every hour so you will be able to see if these or any other pets are still available. The shelter is open for adoptions from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriffs Office, off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, rabies vaccination and county license if three months or older, flea treatment, worming, heartworm test for dogs six months and over, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, training DVD, 10-day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food. The adoption package is valued at $500. Caren ID# 585357 Midnight ID# 571266 photos by squaredogphoto.com


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